Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2011 is here!
During this week the book blogging world acknowledges the wonderful community we have online. We do this by handing out awards , and by following daily blogging prompts. While overseas blogs take part in discussions, I wanted to showcase the Top 5 books of LOCAL (Yes, you read correctly, Local!) South African book bloggers!
Chriz lives in sunny South Africa, a beading & book blogger and coffee enthusiast!
I credit Stephenie Meyer with re-igniting my love of reading. For a few years before I read Twilight, I was lost. I used to LOVE reading and devoured books daily. Then I met my husband and life just kind of interfered. Suddenly I wasn't reading anymore . . . at all. On my birthday, I decided I needed a "from-me-to-me" gift. Browsing around the bookstore, I saw the beautiful cover of Twilight and drove head-first into the YA genre. Read the four books in four days and the rest is history :)
My top 5 reads are all books in my AT (After Twilight) life. I read almost all genres, so here are my eclectic list, in no particular order.
This was the first book I read by Sam Cheever. I can't remember how I got to know about it but it was the first eBook I bought. eReaders were still new to me then and I couldn't wait to read it on my kindle :) After the first few chapters I was hooked and I read it in record time. It was such a fun and sizzling thriller that Sam Cheever is now one of my favorite authors.
I always loved horrors by Dean Koontz but in the last few years my taste in books changed and I was having trouble finishing books written by him. Then my husband bought Odd Thomas and what a book it turned out to be! I think it must be one of the best books he has ever written. And what a surprise ending . . . I re-read the last few chapters immediately to see if I could find any clues for the ending to come . . .
The Black Dagger Brotherhood is an amazing fantasy series and all the books take you away from the real world immediately. I loved them all but I do have a weak spot for a tortured hero and Zsadist is one of the most tortured souls in the series. Luckily we can always count on Ms Ward to give us a happy ending :)
This is one of the two books that had me wiping away tears as I was reading it. What a beautiful book! The emotions just jump off the pages. It is a cross between science fiction, dystopian novel and romance. Very difficult to classify but well worth the read. I cannot wait for the second in the series that will be published in 2012.
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