The Style Me Bloggers are back today with a great topic - I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie: My Reading List Recommends. Reading has always been a passion of mine, and I've tried to pass on that love to my sons. Today I thought I'd share some of my boys' favorite books - I've read them all and enjoyed them too!
When C and T reached the teen years, it got harder to find challenging books that were age appropriate. We definitely had some trial and error. You can't go wrong with the Harry Potter series and The Hobbit. But then what?
Unbroken. The true story of Louis Zamperini, a young Olympic athlete who enlisted as an airman when World War II began. When his bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, Zamperini had to use all of his resilience and spirit to survive. This is T's favorite book he's read yet.
To Kill A Mockingbird. Obviously a classic, and still a must read for any teenager, especially given the latest racial tension our country is experiencing.
The Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian. A native boy leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school, where he hopes to break away from his "predestined" life. So, so good.
The Book Thief. Set in Germany during World War II, the story follows a foster girl who discovers books for the first time.
The Princess Bride. As good as the movie is, the book is even better. This modern fantasy classic is a simple but exceptional story about revenge, true love, and never giving up on what you want.
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants. Nope, my boys weren't interested in reading this series, but they're perfect for a teenage girl.
C received two books as gifts for his high school graduation that are going to come in handy when he moves out next year. Life After School. Explained. and Where's Mom Now That I Need Her are both great how-to's for navigating financial issues, laundry, grocery shopping, insurance, and lots more.
Finally, I can't end this post without a shout out to the most popular book from my teen years: Forever by Judy Blume. This book about "first love" was a favorite among all my friends in high school. I can't remember who bought it first, but we passed it around, hiding it under our mattresses so our parents wouldn't find it. Ah....memories!
Be sure to check out the other Style Me Bloggers to get their book recommends, and link up with us below. I'm excited to find some new titles for my spring reading list!