(12-01-2015, 10:20 AM)Serendipity Wrote: I'm a huge book nerd and would love to share our thoughts and recommendations on books.
Ahhhhhh I am too, and I'm so thrilled we have a thread like this! Thank you for making this, Serendipity!
Okay, here goes. Non-fiction—fantasy/supernatural:
The Dream Catcher trilogy
, and Gone
, respectively) by Lisa McMann. The protagonist the ability to enter people's dreams, but at a crazy and damaging cost. It's an intense read, and one I can't take credit for. My sister introduced me to it. It's really good though, very thought-provoking, and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The plot centers around some deep issues as well, so it's just all around got a little something for everyone. I highly recommend.
: The Brain's Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior
by Eliezer Sternberg. It is so fascinating, five stars on amazon.com reviews and very worth it! It's a lot of heavy material, but I enjoyed it and it was written in a way that you will keep you engaged. It really is fascinating, a really thoughtful, interesting look at our everyday decisions and the human brain. Really, I know it might sound tedious, but I promise it's an enjoyable read!
- My favorite book shall always be Jane Eyre
. I received that and Wuthering Heights
from my mother one year for my birthday when I was thirteen. Both are always close to my heart somehow, but Jane Eyre
more, perhaps, because I feel like I really related to her character. Extremely cliché, yes, but it just really rang a bell. I grew up around similar teachings and a very strict, authoritarian upbringing with all kinds of crazy. I learned a lot from it somehow. I think this is one of the first places I began to have a truer understanding of ideas such as self-empowerment, self-respect, and equality actually.
I could list more, but I'm just pulling some favorites off the top of my head right here. There's a wealth of wisdom in literature, and so much to be found in reading, hence why I love it so much. And so I shall leave with this gem here I think
“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
(Considering my username, I expect a lot of people expect me to list Harry Potter. Well, yeah. That's a given. I'm starting to feel a lot more Hermione Granger than Luna Lovegood atm actually with all this talk about books lol! Thanks again for making this thread, awesome topic!)