Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.
~George R.R. Martin
No matter the TV show, sporting event, or blockbuster movie, nothing beats a good book. We all have our favorites. These books make us laugh, cry, smile and more. Without books, the world would be a far worse place. Here are my three favorite books of all time:
3. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Published in 2010, Unbroken is a novel detailing the life of Louis Zamperini, from his childhood, to his traumatic World War Two experience and post-war reconciliation. This gripping novel about an inspiring figure will take you on a journey full of perseverance through hardship. Both young adult and standard issues of this bestseller are available.
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief is an international best-selling, historical fiction book. Following the life of protagonist, Leisel Meminger, readers see life in Nazi Germany during World War Two. Liesel and her foster family experience hardship and turbulent times in a powerful story. This book is deep, and not an easy read, but worthwhile nonetheless.
1. Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
In the book, Boys in the Boat, a group of college boys at the University of Washington take on the sport of crew. They embark on a journey they could’ve never imagined, going from novice freshman to participating in the Berlin Olympics. The novel tells the story of how this group implanted their legacy on the sport, by representing and inspiring a nation. You can read both young adult and standard copies.