A-Z Challenge: Books

I’m horrible at planning stuff. I have written out topics I want to write about for this challenge but when it comes down to sitting down and writing, I no longer feel inspired to write about that topic. For example today. Today I was going to talk about my maiden name Butler, its history and origin but now I feel like writing about books. So I’m going to share my top three favorite books. These are the books I like to read a million times. These are also probably the rattiest books in my collection because I carry them around with me so often when I reread them.

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As soon as I found out we were going to Japan I pulled Memoirs Of A Geisha out and started reading it again. I read this book every year. I love the imagery. I love to get lost in the story and imagine growing up in Japan in the 30’s and 40’s watching Chiyo grow up into a Geisha. I can’t wait to go to Gion and see if these places still exist.

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I love crime books. I love trying to figure out who is the murderer. I figure this book would be like other typical crime book. Yeah I had heard there were some twists but I thought they would be typical twist I have read in different books. Nope nope nope. This book had me so confused I stopped half way through the book and started over again because I was sure I had missed some major clues. If you have read the book or seen the movie you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t I am not ruining the surprise for you. The twists are what made this book one of my favorites.

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Anything by Steve Alton is amazing. Meg kicked off my love affair with his books. This is Jaws on crack. A giant Megalodon is attacking the coast of California. This is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. I have loved this book since I was in high school. The entire series is amazing.


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