I remember growing up I always had a book in my hand and multiple other novels crammed into my backpack. I won reading contests, volunteered at the library and always asked for Barnes and Noble gift cards for my birthday. As I reached my twenties, I just didn’t have hours and hours to dedicate to my reading addiction anymore. However, lately I’ve hit a lull in my chaotic life and I’ve been on a book-reading binge.
A HOUSE IN THE SKY by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett
I discovered this book while randomly walking the aisles of Barnes and Noble. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but the cover did catch my eye and after reading the description I knew I wanted to give it a go. It’s based on the true story of Amanda Lindhout- a women devoutly passionate to adventure and travel around the world. One day while in Somalia she is kipnapped and held for random. The story divulges the challenges and struggles she endured during her captivity.
UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand
A story of an incredible man that accomplished and endured so much in his lifetime. Louis Zamperini was an Olympic runner and a successful airman during World War II. He was captured by Japan and overcame horrendous conditions as a prisoner of war. Many times when I think of World War II I automatically think of Germany and the Nazis, but this story give us a glimpse to what was happening in Japan during that time. A truly incredible read.
THE SWEET LIFE OF PARIS by David Lebovitz
This short book is jam packed with short stories of life in paris, wonderful dessert recipes and Lebovitz’s hilarious humor. I found myself laughing out loud throughout the entire reading.
Additionally, I also read WILD by Cheryl Strayed and LONGBOURN by Jo Baker. Although interesting reads, they were just not my cup of tea.
Do you guys have any book recommendations? I love to hear about some of your favorite reads!