Today is National Book Lovers Day. It’s a day for all us nerdy bibliophiles. I thought today would be a good day to list some of our favorite books and what we’re currently reading.
Right now, I’m reading Updrift. It’s book 1 in The Mer Chronicles by Errin Stevens. It was recommended to me by a dear friend, and I have to say, I’ve enjoyed the book immensely so far. It’s kind of a grown-up mermaid story and well worth the read if you’re looking for a good mermaid book.
The Rocky Mountain Legacy Series
One of my all-time favorite series is The Rocky Mountain Legacy series by Christian fiction author, Kristen Hetizmann. More commonly just referred to as The Honor Series, these books are simply wonderful. In fact, they’re the books that really got me into reading and made me want to one day become a writer. Set in the pioneer days of the Western frontier, they follow the life of an adorably high-spirited girl named Abigal, Abby for short. These books have everything from adventure to romance, and I highly recommend them to anyone who enjoys a clean read.
Unfortunately, these books are no longer in print because the author is currently in the process of revamping them. I can’t wait to read the updated versions, but these originals will still always be among my faves simply because of the way they influenced my life.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is another favorite read. Also set back in the 1800s of the Old West, this book is filled with life lessons as it pulls from the biblical story of Hosea, the man who was instructed to marry a prostitute. It doesn’t matter how many times I read this book, I can always read it again and love it anew each time.
Of course, my list would not be complete with a POTO book, and while I’ll always recommend that every Phan read the original novel by Gaston Leroux, the one that makes my all-time faves list is Phantom by Susan Kay. Susan Kay’s novel takes us deeper within the life of the notorious Phantom and answers questions that we all had about his life prior to the Opera Populaire and afterwards. Many of the allusions in Kay’s book have come to be thought of as the standard for Erik’s origins, and for good reason. Kay offered believable, sound explanations and perfectly captured the brooding, mysterious Phantom’s character – in all his stubborn, powerful, vulnerability. It’s a delicate balance that Kay managed to keep, which is part of why I never tire of reading her book.
What are some of your favorite reads? Feel free to share them below as well as what you’re currently reading.