5 Book Recommendations You Should read immediately
I admit it, I love to read. I’m sure you’ve figured that out by now since I’m an author. And what author do you know who hates to read? Not many, I assume.
Because I like books so much, I thought I’d share my favorites with you. These books don’t fit into a neat category, ’cause I read so many different things. But they are all beautifully told.
Below, check out my 5 book recommendations that you should read immediately.
The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr
The Elephant Thief is so beautifully told. This story about a street thief and an elephant takes you on a journey from Edinburgh, Scotland; to Manchester, England. The boy and the elephant, both full of scars, develop a beautiful relationship, and the boy comes to own a new identity, very different from his street life.
I loved this book and the way it was told. The author is wonderfully talented and knows how to weave a story that clearly follows the boy’s point of view, including how he comes to own his new identity.
Thank you to my mother-in-law who always knows the best books to send us. Definitely a must read!
Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
Chaos Walking follows Todd Hewitt, a boy who believes all females were killed by the alien race of his planet. Like all males in the book, Todd’s thoughts are not solely his own; they are heard by anyone around.
After meeting a girl who crash landed on his planet, Todd runs from his village and discovers a very different world than he was told existed. It’s a beautiful story about growing up and embracing bravery. This book is incredible, 100x better than the movie. And there are two more books in the series that I still need to read.
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
I read this The Magnolia Story a while ago but think I need to read it again. I loved every bit of this book because it made me feel empowered and inspired.
The book is told by both Chip and Joanna Gaines and details some of the trials they went through as they were establishing their business and TV fame. Joanna didn’t go to school to be a designer, and Chip went to school for something completely different as well. But instead of thinking they couldn’t do this or that because they didn’t have the “training,” they embrace the adventure, dug in, and figured it out along the way.
If you’ve seen Fixer Upper, maybe you’ve gotten snippets of their adventures, but there is something incredible about reading their words. If you want to be inspired to embrace and go for whatever it is, this is a book you need to read right now.
The Siren by Keirra Cass
The Siren is another one I read a while ago, but wanted to include it as a quick, fun read.
Sometimes I get in the mood for a simple romance with some fantasy elements. This book did not disappoint.
The Siren is a story about, you guessed it, a siren who doesn’t want to be a siren anymore. She is plagued by the deaths she has caused in order to fead the Ocean, and longs to have a relationship, to fall in love, and age.
This story makes the Ocean a character that is both loving and fierce, full of hunger and unforgiving. Kahlen works to hide her thoughts from the ocean to protect herself. But it’s hard to hide that her heart is not in serving the Ocean anymore.
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson
The False Prince is one of my all-time favorite books. I’ve read it a few times, and each time I can’t put it down.
This is a story about a boy who is kidnapped and force to train to become the prince, a boy the entire kingdom knows to have died in a tragic accident years ago. But with the entire royal family now gone from a recent poisoning, the boy’s captor hopes to trick the kingdom into believing the prince was only lost and is now found.
Sage is one of four orphans to be trained to impersonate the prince. And only one boy will win the chance to become the prince. The others will be “taken care of.”
There’s some mystery and fun twists in this book. And, there’s more. It’s a five-part series full of adventure that you can’t put down.
Bonus: Brita On Fire, Book 1
As a bonus, I can’t forget to make a plug for my book, Brita on Fire. It’s short novella about a girl with fire powers. But it’s not the superhero book you might expect. Through this story, Brita encounters heartache, betrayal, and fear as she discovers what her power can do. Check it out. 😊