This Week's Question Is............
What are your top three favorite books that you have read in 2012?1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green:
|Me reading TFIOS (source)|
When I read TFIOS I looked like the crying little guy to the left. Every single person that has read TFIOS that I know (which is about 20 or more people) has cried while reading it. I was sitting at a table at school and I spotted a girl reading a book... a suspiciously familiar book. I knew that TFIOS blue cover from a mile away so I jumped up. Now, a play about me interacting with the girl reading TFIOS :
Erin's Encounter With a Girl Reading The Fault In Our Stars
Act I Scene I
[Erin enters Said Girl's vision and obnoxiously taps her on the shoulder. Erin is bouncing on her toes like a fangirl]
Erin: So, I see you are reading The Fault In Our Stars!
Said Girl: Yeah, I am
Erin: What part are you on, don't you loooooooooooooooove it??
Said Girl: Yeah, I guess it's alright, I don't really know what part I am at though.
[Erin then drops her jaw and stares at girl wide-eyed]
Erin: You WHAT? You think it is "alright." Don't you adore it??
[Said girl looks up at Erin and slowly inches off seat]
Said Girl: Yep, ummmm, it's alright so far
[Erin regains composure and peeks at what part Said Girl is on]
Erin: Said Girl, I would stop reading this book in public right now, you are about to start bawling.
Said Girl: Nope, I don't think I'll cry while reading this book.
Erin: Oooooooh, Said Girl, I guarantee you will cry while reading The Fault In Our Stars, trust me!
Said Girl: I really don't think so.
Erin: Whatever you say....
Act I Scene II
Said Girl: Erin, I went home and finished The Fault In Our Stars. I cried SOOOOOO much! It is the best book I have ever read!
[Erin puts arm around Said Girl's shoulder and conveniently hands her a tissue]
Erin: I know, it's going to be alright. You can make it through this time of pain.
I hope that this way-too-long of a rambling helped you understand my love for TFIOS. If you would like to see my review of this fabulous novel click here.
|I know books are good when they|
make me cry because I'm happy,
and cry because I'm sad. (source)
3. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli: After reading Stargirl I felt extremely refreshed; Suddenly the world made sense, and I knew that if you were nice to other people, and (as cheesy as it sounds) did what your heart told you to do, then life would be good and the world would be a better place. Stargirl is incredibly eye-opening. Yes, again, I cried while reading Stargirl too (man, I need to toughen up!). In my review of Stargirl I wrote,
"As I was reading Stargirl I felt like I needed to hold the book above my head (somewhat like when Cimba was being introduced to the animal community in the Lion King) and shout "This book holds all the answers!"
I still firmly believe in this statement. If you want to feel uplifted, then read Stargirl! Click here to see my review of Stargirl.
Thanks for reading this novel of a post! Feel free to comment and link your TGIF!