Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Top 5 Tuesday

Today I'm linking up with Rachel at Just Peachy for Top Five Tuesday: Books!

I love to read. There's just something about losing yourself in a good book that is just so relaxing to me. I enjoy reading mostly fiction, and I honestly couldn't choose a favorite author if I tried.

Here are my favorite books in no particular order.

eat, pray, love

If you haven't read this book, I strongly urge you to. I've read it countless times, and sometimes I thumb through it just for some wisdom. One of my favorite parts: 

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”

Elizabeth Gilbert has some guts, and I think her journey of self-discovery is so inspirational. 

Has anyone read Committed (her follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love)? 

the hunger games trilogy

I was SO pleasantly surprised by this series. It was truly addictive to read, and I can't wait to see the movie, which I really hope they don't massacre. There's nothing worse than when they ruin the book for you by making it into an awful movie.

See my original post about the books here

anything by jodi picoult

This woman is a literary genius. She could write a book about plants and I would love it. I have cried over so many of her books, and I think that is the mark of a truly good writer. 

anything by emily griffin

Each of these books is amazing. This semi-series would be great for summer reading — start at the beginning and make your way through them all. Her writing style is so realistic, and a lot of the emotions in these books really hit close to home for me. 


I first read this book when I was in high school, but it's still one of my favorites. I think most girls can really identify with the emotions of the main character.

anything by mitch albom

If you've never read anything by Mitch Albom, before you buy these books you better have a box of tissues nearby. These books may but short, but they are full of insight and will really make you think about life. 

What are your favorite books? What do I need to read next?

I know that was way more than five books, but oh well — I just couldn't choose five!

Happy first day of spring everyone!


  1. wonderful list!!

    i love jodi picoult's books too,my favorite is the pact. i actually just went to one of her book talks two weeks ago.

    emily giffin is always good for a funny read :)

    great blog you have!

  2. visiting from the link up & a new follower.

    i loved your list! jodi picoult is my favorite author!!

    and did you know emily giffin has a new book coming out in july?

    1. I had no idea — I can't wait to read it! Thanks Kristin!! :)

  3. Oh I heart Emily Giffin. I could probably keep re-reading those 5 books the rest of my life.

  4. Jodi Picoult is my favorite author! We have similar taste in books! I'm on the third book of the HG trilogy and LOVE it! I am so excited for the movie this weekend :)

    1. Isn't she amazing? I'm SO excited for the movie too!!

  5. For a few years now I'm into scandinavian books, so so cool!

  6. I loooove Jodi Picoult. She is definitely my favorite author! You have great taste in books!

  7. I just added Mitch Albom's books to my "to-read"! I love love love Jodi Piccoult. I think most of us linking up do too!

  8. Jodi is absolutely stunning, her books kill me, kill me. I'm reading Lone Wolf, and I am terrified of the ending.. :)

  9. I almost picked up a book by that Jodi author but I put it back... now i'm thinking i need to go back and get it.

  10. i loved the book prep! i think i read it in high school too, but it is still one of my favorites!

  11. I want to read all of these! I just stared the Hunger Games!

    I ran across your blog today and I love it! I would love for you to check out mine and follow back! :)