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My Three Favorite Books

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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

0CFD2B86-F799-4437-BC14-7852F904DDB1Published 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

AE89483F-2BFE-41E4-B972-9B97CCA854A8The 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

867AB629-58C3-4E6B-B273-4558A90AB6F2In 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.

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JJ Oldershaw

Wow, Timmy! As one who enjoys reading books, I will definitely benefit from your top three wise picks and recommendations. My favorite of the three is Unbroken, it’s a true masterpiece!

David P

Timmy, your choices were clearly really well thought out! I have also read Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat, and they were both great books. As someone who loves reading, your suggestion for Book Thief is appreciated!

Jerry Li

Great post! Your ideas were very clear and thoughtful. I will definitely consider reading these books.

JP Ward

Good post, I have read unbroken and boys in a boat but didn’t get to the end of either... but now you’ve convinced me to finish both.

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