Total Book Nerd

I admit it: I am a book nerd. I love to read. There is nothing quite like the smell of a brand new book. Except maybe the smell of a really old book! I haunt used book stores, and I love hanging out at Barnes and Noble. I am always reading new stuff, and rereading the stories that I loved. Here, I’d like to share my most precious books. Maybe you’ll find something you love, too!

  • The Harry Potter Series – I started reading this series when I was 10. I cannot express how sad I was when my 11th birthday rolled around, and I didn’t get my letter inviting me to attend Hogwarts. This series changed my whole life. I have read all the books so many times, I went to the midnight book releases, and I am excited to share these books with my daughter. Although, I have to admit, I really hate the movies. Hahaha
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – I know I was meant to read this in school, but I was never required to. So, about a year ago, I read it for the first time. This story is so amazing, and I totally understand why it’s included in “The Classics.”
  • The Hunger Games Series – I love Katniss. And I love Peeta. I have a serious crush on Peeta, and I was so sad when they messed with his character. I think I’ve read this series like four times, and I even like the movies. Jennifer Lawrence is so genuine, and I love that she is dedicated to setting a positive example for young girls.
  • The Giver – This is another book that usually gets read in school, but I didn’t read. I found it in a book store, and I loved the idea. Dystopian books are always so interesting, and I really enjoyed the next books in the series (Gathering Blue, The Messenger).

I have so many books and stories that I’ve fallen in love with, but that list would take forever. So I’m settling for listing my top picks. I hope you read one, and I really hope you love it as much as I did!
Happy Reading!

  1 comment for “Total Book Nerd

  1. September 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    When I was a teenager my favorite book was called Standing Up to Mr.O. It was a sort of coming-of-age novel. This teenager had a crush on her science teacher but when he started having them dissect small animals for a large portion of their grade, she couldn’t go along with it. The book followed her development as an animal rights activist and as a more mature young woman. Actually, I think if I reread it, I would still like it. I remember that the main character was godawfully preachy but I still liked her for standing her ground and for being a dynamic character. If you like YA novels and can find this one still, I would recommend it.

    My favorite novels now are probably Amazon-only, but they are so good I want to recommend them. I’m a horror buff so that’s kind of the disclaimer. For horror-comedy I adore Jeff Strand, basically all of his old work and probably his new work (if I get around to reading it). For the hardcore horror I love Biohazard by Tim Curran. For supernatural horror, I recommend Bryan Smith in general and specifically The Dark Ones. He also has a YA series, which starts with Kayla and the Devil (I believe).

    I definitely read more with my tablet options than with buying physical books and it upsets physical books only readers, but that doesn’t change that I love reading. I think reading is excellent for vocabulary and for seeing what’s hot in publishing (both traditional and otherwise). Count me in your book nerd label!

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