If you know me well at all, then you know I am a serious book worm. I love reading so much, and my favorite genre in particular is Southern Fiction--but I love so many books of all genres. If you're feeling down, or you just need a good book for the gloomy fall weather, then I got you covered.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
This sweet Southern gem is about a 14 year old girl named Lily Owens, whose Mother was killed when she was really small. It is set in the 1960's during the civil rights movement, and Lily finds herself living with three black sisters who are beekeepers. The little town the sisters live in holds secrets and memories about Lily's Mother. This book is one of my all time favorites, I have read it cover to cover at least 4 times. It is about sisterhood, racial issues, love, anger, healing, and so much more.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This book is a suspenseful thriller that keeps you on your toes. I felt like there was always something around the corner while I was reading this book, and I loved it. 16 year old Jacob has a family incident that causes him to travel back in time to Miss Peregrine's magical home for "peculiars", or children who have special powers. The ending has a great plot twist, and the very dark style reminds me of something Tim Burton would write--I guess it is fitting that he did the film for the novel.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
This book is another thriller that will suck you in and won't let you put it down. The story is written with two points of views, Nick and Amy. Nick is unhappy in the marriage, so when Amy goes missing on their wedding anniversary of course he is a suspect. I won't give away anymore spoilers in this mystery, but just trust me, it is an amazing read--especially if you enjoy being kept on your toes.
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore