Hey, it’s May!
Since this is the last month to soak in the summer season, it is also the perfect time to catch up on your reading list. The latest bestsellers aren’t required to be read. Maybe you have a few books that you meant to read but never had the time to do so. Here are some examples:
First: John Grisham’s A Time to Kill. This is his first novel and is inspired by a rape case he had observed in court as a spectator. It is about a young, African-American girl who was raped by two rednecks. Wanting to make sure that his little girl gets the revenge she deserves, the girl’s father takes matter into his own hands. He kills the guilty party. He is sent to jail and catches the attention of the nation. The plot thickens since a black man who killed two white males is being tried in a white-dominated town and it doesn’t help that the family of one of the deceased is seeking revenge as well.
SPECIAL NOTE: John Grisham has announced recently that a sequel to A Time to Kill, Sycamore Row, will be out on October 22!
Second: Nicholas Sparks’ The Best of Me. It may have been published nearly two years ago this October 11, it really isn’t too late to read this book. It introduces the reader to two high school sweethearts who meet once again after more than two decades of no communication. There are very important and life-changing decisions to be made since they are no longer teenagers. Other than this, the story brings the reader to the reality that our lives are made up of our choices. We have to own up to the consequences of each choice that we make.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Longest Ride is Nicholas Sparks’ up and coming novel. It will be on sale this 17th of September.
Third: Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High. If you’re a child of the 90’s, this book series about identical twin sisters, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, is no stranger to your bookshelves (of course, if you are a bookworm to begin with). The series includes Sweet Valley Kids, Twins, High and University. The great news is that Francine Pascal is back with new additions to the SVH list.
Fourth: Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew Series. Now this is a classic! It was after all first published in the 1930s! Famous female political figures (such as Hillary Clinton and Sonia Sotomayor) have been quoted as growing up with Nancy Drew books.
Books can truly bring you back in time. It is one of their magical charm. May the month of May be a time for you to discover books that are already considered timeless.
La vie est belle,