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May's FEATURED AUTHOR: Sarah's favorite books...

May 18, 2011
Today our Featured Author shares four of her favorite books with us... Any more might be too revealing! *wink*

My Favorite Books
I have a confession to make: I always get shy when people ask me what my favorite books are. I always feel like my answer will reveal so much about myself or I’ll forget to include a favorite book. Silly, you say? I know, I know. But, while I tend not to list books as favorites, I do keep a running lists of books that moved me for one reason or another. I’ll share four:

The Thorn Birds: A NovelThe Thorn Birds by Colleen McCollough: I read this book while I was on my honeymoon in Moorea (a small island near Tahiti) in 2001. This was a mere three weeks before the tragic events of September 11th, a time when the world was a lot calmer. I’ll always remember the calmness I felt sitting on the porch of the little beach bungalow my husband and I shared, sipping French coffee, eating fresh pineapple and reading this beautiful book. It is packed with such emotion.

QuentinsQuentins by Maeve Binchy: I love all of Maeve Binchy’s books, especially this one. She is the ultimate storyteller. And her characters feel like friends.

Sarah's KeySarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay: This book moved me so deeply that I had to set it down for a few days to “recover” emotionally before I could continue.

Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes: I read this book while working on my novel, The Violets of March. It’s the Pulitzer Prize winner from 1931, and I absolutely fell in love with it. I recommend it to everyone now. It’s a gem of a book that will have you thinking about the characters long after you finish.

Thank you for sharing your four, Sarah. I loved The Thorn Birds when I first read it, maybe it's time to revisit it... I haven't read any of the other three, but they're now on my list to grab when I get a break from my TBR pile. :)

Have you guys read these books?


bermudaonion said...

I loved The Thorn Birds when I read it years ago. I wonder how it would hold up to a re-read.

Melissa said...

The Thorn Birds is one of my favorite books. I have never read Years of Grace, but I am going to keep a look out for it.

drey said...

Maybe we need to do a Thorn Birds readathon? ;)

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