First up, a sweet memoir Marley & Me by John Grogan. I love puppies. I love hearing stories about onery puppies. This entire book is filled with them, and with the love one family had towards a pet, Marley. This book will make you laugh out loud, shake your head in frustration at the silly dog, and make you cry a river. It's definitely a beach read.
Next is the action-packed memoir of Jon Krakauer's ascent of (and the tragedy you may have heard about a decade ago) Mt. Everest. I love Jon Krakauer. Anything he writes. ANYTHING! I'm not a mountain climber, nor do I ever intend to, and this book is a fascinating, quick read. It's crazy what these people will sacrafice to climb some of the largest scales on earth.
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.
Thirdly we have Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha. I know, I know, what's with the memoirs? This is actually a novel, and WHAT a novel! All three of these books so far have been made into movies, and this is actually one of my favorite movies. The story, the visual art, sheer poetry, my friends. Which takes me to the last book...
Temples and Fields by Phillis Levin. Okay, so this isn't the cover of the book, it's actually the author. I couldn't find a picture of this book that wasn't thisbig, so I just posted her lovely picture instead. Since I want you all to be well-rounded individuals, we have: comedy, action, suspense, drama, and poetry. Yes, this is a poetry book, and it's included to make you just a little bit smarter!
FOUR books to kick off your summer reading! All you have to do is comment ON THIS POST the best book you've read in 2010 by MAY 2ND, and a winner will be selected at random! Happy Reading!
Please note: all books are used copies but in great condition. One is an ex-library book.