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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey. Every week, you get a new topic to discuss and you list your top 5 books (or whatever is specified) that relate to the given topic! If you’re interested in joining, you should come join the fun over at Top 5 Wednesday!
I found out about the meme from two awesome bloggers; The Quirky Book Nerd and geelinlovesconan; you should visit their blogs, I promise, they are really awesome! This week’s topic is the Biggest Book Hangovers, these are basically the books that you can’t stop thinking about even after you turn the last page.
Here is my list:
1.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is the last book that I read last month and I can’t stop thinking about it. In the book, death says that he is haunted by humans; I am haunted by The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and can’t seem to leave Himmel Street. I watched the movie last Sunday, not as good as the book but it was okay.This is definitely my biggest book hangover at the moment.
2.The Color Purple by Alice Walker
I read this book and fell in love with the characters especially Celia. I remember staying up late night reading it. It has been weeks since I turned the last page but I still think about Celia and the fierce Shug Avery.
3.Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
I love John Grisham’s books and was excited to get a copy of The Rogue Lawyer. The book was quite fast paced and very entertaining. The ending was a cliffhanger. I was left feeling devastated; I never wanted the story to end. I felt cheated when it did, it actually felt like a breakup.
I have read all books by Khaled Hosseini but this remains my favorite one. I loved the narration and the beautiful friendship between the two main characters. The book had some tough themes that I still keep thinking about. For Instance; how women were treated by the Taliban. I also think about one of the characters being forced to chew pebbles as a punishment, that was so shocking that I have never forgotten that scene. This is one of the few books that I have reread.
Here is my full review: Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossieni
5.Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Never before have I been pulled into a setting like I was while reading this book. I was physically in Kenya but my mind was in Japan. I could picture the Geishas with their hopes and dreams. I could picture the kimonos and the Geisha makeup.The imagery and descriptions were so vivid. I loved the book and the movie which had some amazing cinematography.
Click here for my full review of the book: Book Review: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Thanks for reading 🙂
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
― J.D. Salinger,