I’ve been having trouble reading lately.
It could be because I’m focused on writing, it could be because I was in a general funk,
or it could be that the vast majority of YA books are disappointing me right now and they all read like copies of each other. I guess we’ll never know.
So I’ve been rereading more often, and I’ve realized that I still love some of my favorite books? That might be weird to say, but there have definitely been books I loved when I was younger that turned out to be very…ahem…trash.
I’m not naming names, but it’s definitely happened.
That aside, here are some of the books that I DO like.
I will never not love Hamlet. Hamlet himself is such a snarky bitch, and everything about the story speaks to me (except for Laertes. I hate him, even though he provides a nice foil for Hamlet).
If you want to read Hamlet without reading Hamlet, watch this video by Overly Sarcastic Productions:
It’s not very long, it’s funny, and it’s a nice way to digest Shakespeare for someone who doesn’t read it very often. Also an alternative to the 4+ hour movie. I enjoy it, but it’s a lot at one time (Endgame is quaking).
Anne of Green Gables
I’m currently waiting for the third season on Netflix, and since the recent cancellation (curse you, Netflix) I’ve been wanted to reread it again. And it’s still as much of a gem as I remember.
I used to listen to the audiobook all the time when I was younger, and I related to Anne so much. And the Netflix adaption is one of the rare times when I don’t mind it not following the book 100%. It captures the essence of the characters, tackles hard and current topics, and is just a generally enjoyable show for all ages.
I really need to read the other Anne books, but I haven’t gotten to it?? Even though I love the first book? I don’t know.
Another one that I will never not love. Both the movie and the book are perfection.
Spielberg is such a good director, and the perfect person for Jurassic Park. And the book, if you can get past the first few chapters, is so well written. And its characters, while slightly different, are still so lovable.
Also, just a side note, I find the original JP dinosaurs way scarier than any of the new cgi? It might be weird, but I think it’s the animatronic aspect of it. Always will feel more real than the newer movies.
What are some of your favorite books right now? Have you reread any good books lately?