Pazlie Hagedorn | August 9, 2017
August 9th is National Book Lovers Day, so we compiled a list of our favorite books to indulge in. Here are seven recommendations that we promise you’ll love!
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Fun children's book with great characters, storylines and an imaginary world I wanted to visit when I was younger.
Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
I love the Wizarding World and the imagination it took to create it.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book has inspired me in multiple ways, from gaining a sense of adventure to trusting my own independence.
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
It's often referenced as 'the big book' because it covers just about everything in some context. Probably because it's a gorgeous, visceral read and accurately depicts almost every facet of the human condition.
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
It is nearly all introspection, there is some conversation between characters and some scene direction but most of the book is the thoughts of the characters. It explores some interesting concepts and themes.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The vivid imagery, compelling story, and complex characters drew me immediately. I was both terrified and aw inspired by this beautifully well written dystopian tale.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
I’m trying not to say "because it’s depressing”, but I got out of it a sense of life not really being fair. It rarely turns out how we envision it and sad stories like this one ground me in that reality; but even in the unexpected and the bad circumstances which make up our experiences, there can be a sad, beautiful complexity that makes me appreciate what I have.