So I finally got Kelli hooked on audio books. It’s been a long time coming but it finally happened. Part of it happened as she’s been working on being a little more “hands free” when she drives. Before she was often on the phone while driving…now she’s listening to an audio book instead. I’m impressed with the change.
Anyway, she asked me if I could recommend some books. Hmmm. That always so hard. I know what I love but what do others love.
Kelli used to be a Nicholas Sparks reader in her teen years so I told her anything Charles Martin. I’ve loved all of his books.
I love ALL of his books. I’ve yet to find a “bad one” in the bunch. He writes much like Nicholas Sparks and I HIGHLY recommend all of his books as a good story..gives you a little to think about…engaging…triumph of hardship. Here’s an Amazing listing of all of this books. Seriously, they are all good.
I like the Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockheart series too. He’s a private eye and she’s a lawyer. Many books take place in Europe. My favorite is… Once we Were Brothers.
City of Thieves I loved.
I have loved the Velva Jean series. This is about a gal that grows up in Appalachia. Oh I loved this series.
There is the These is my Words series…I’ve loved them too.
In fact, after Kelli’s question about some good books, I remembered these and listened to them again!! I finished all three books in a week. I am so thrilled that in writing this, I found out the author is reviving the series with a new book scheduled to be out in January, Light Changes Everything. I am thrilled!! They are taking pre-orders on this book YAHOO!!!
I loved this book and highly recommend it…Ordinary Grace.
The Gap Creek series I’ve loved. I’ve read them twice.
Blind Your Ponies is a book I often recommend.
Some all time favorites that are likely some of yours too….
The Pecan Man
Anne of Green Gable Series
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Gone with the Wind
To Kill a Mockingbird
Etched in Sand
Hattie Big Sky This is a series.
Lisa Wingate has written several books I’ve really enjoyed.
I’ve LOVED Jodi Picoult books. I like the older ones, The Pact, Plain Truth, My Sister’s Keeper. She later when on to include some supernatural stuff in the books and I didn’t like that.
I loved Water for Elephants. I went on to read other books by Sara Gruen and like several of them as well.
The Life we Bury…also a GREAT book.
I have LOVED Diane Chamberlain books. My favorite is likely Necessary Lies. I’ve liked this book so much that I’ve gone on to read MANY other of her books. I’ve liked them all!
Well that should keep her in books for a LONG time. I have to say looking at my list of favorite books, I think they have a bit of a common theme. So often there is an underdog…and so often that underdog triumphs.
I’d love to hear of books that you’d add to the list!!