Hi, lovelies! 💮 Today I was thinking about my high school life and the books I used to read every day in class. No, I don’t mean the ‘classics’ and the ones we have to read because of the English class, I mean the ones we loved.
I don’t know if it was the same for you guys but in my school, we had 10 minutes of reading before every single class period. I would devour book after book. In English, I was in the accelerated reading class and books were my life. High school was an okay experience for me, reading made it better.
I read so many good books during those four years but these defined my reading tastes. They were all different and amazing on their own, I read many but these six stood out for different reasons.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – I read it during my Junior year and boy was I surprised. The plot was not something that I found amazing, it was the writing and the execution of the whole book. It was mesmerizing.
- Sanctuary by Nora Roberts – Talk about suspense and thriller. This was my first Nora Roberts’ book and it was amazing. The story, the creepiness of it, the characters!
- Disclosure by Michael Crichton – I have never read something like this book but I had a Micahel Crichton period during HS and this one was one of the books I picked up. The aspect of sexual harassment wasn’t something I looked forward to reading. But the book was incredibly addicting, page-turner.
- Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie – The only good thing about the English class in my Junior year. I hated the class but this book was the best out of it. I have never read Agatha until this moment and until today is still one of my favorite books.
- Life as we Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer – This was an eye-opener for me. I didn’t like reading about the ending of the world as we know it or about world destruction so reading this one was almost a surprise for me. Still, it was an amazing read, very addicting.
- Seduce the Darkness by Gena Showalter – First read by Ms. Showalter but not the first within this genre. This genre (paranormal romance) is one of my favorite ones and boy was I surprised to find this gem in my Early Childhood’s classroom, and recommended by my almost 60 years old teacher. The plot, word building, and characters were spectacular.
- Deception Point by Dan Brown
- Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
- The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
- Rising Sun by Michael Crichton
- The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
- Sphere by Michael Crichton