I have read so many good books throughout my lifetime. Here are my top three:
Title: The Name of the Wind
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Why I Love It: This book is my all-time favorite book and I have a hard time believing that another book will ever come close to rivaling this book for my top spot. Rothfuss has truly created a masterpiece with this story. He paints a picture of a land so magical, yet so believable, that I want to spend the rest of my life there. Rothfuss also manages to weave incredibly complex and relatable characters, characters who show tremendous growth throughout the story. While normally not a fan of fantasy, this book plays on subtle fantasy elements that managed to draw me right in. There isn’t really anything not to love about The Name of the Wind.
Author: Jared Diamond
Why I Love It: This is the perfect introductory non-fiction book. Jared Diamond manages to give an in-depth overview (is that even possible?!) of how/why societies fail or succeed. Diamond manages to write a quality non-fiction book that is easy to pick up and finish, even for those who don’t normally read non-fiction. It manages to capture the attention and bring light to an interesting subject.
Title: The Thirteenth Tale
Author: Diane Setterfield
Why I Love It: I’m a total sucker for books about books as well as protagonists who prefer books to people, and this book definitely brings all that to the table. The writing is beautiful, painting a stunning picture of a life without being overbearing. If you’re looking for a book similar to The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, without the intimidating page count, this is the perfect book!
Please note that this list is subject to change.