Top 2 Tuesday : Favorite Books

I have been MIA from the T2T scene the past few weeks, apologies! I just wasn't feeling up for it. But I'm back, and just in time for one of my favorite things to talk about... books!

I had a hard time narrowing it down to just two! My go-to books are always chick flicks, but as I was thinking back to the books I really really could-not-put-it-down-and-continued-to-think-about-it-after-I-finished books, these two definitely filled that category!

1) Deception Point by Dan Brown
This book, along with all of Dan Brown's other books, had me absolutely intrigued. I loved the mystery with the twinge of conspiracy and of course a little bit of a love story.

2. The Beach by Alex Garland
I had never seen the movie (yea, the one with Leo DiCaprio) until after I had finished the book. I'm really glad. If I had seen the movie I probably would have never even considering reading the book because the movie just sucked in comparison! Travel, suspense, a great beach... I loved it. LOVED it!

And a close runner-up taking third place:
I am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
An autobiography, written by a man who was a drag queen, one of the few books that has actually made me laugh out loud while reading it. I picked this out because of the cover, true story, but it is a FANTASTIC book. He tells so many funny stories, you can't help but feel for him!

I've done a few other posts about my favorite books too, you can check them out here if you'd like!


Caroline said...

I haven't read any of these. I had no idea "The Beach" was a book before a movie. Very interesting.

mama faith said...

I am going to have to check some of these out. I am in need of a good book!

Beth McC. said...

I havent read any of these and I just added them all to my Reading List!! Thanks!!

Neely said...

I havent read any of these so I shall check them out :)

L said...

hi there!

1. cute blog!
2. i'm a naptown born and raised gal myself!
3. i've never heard of those books. the drag queen one has been added to my whenihavetimeimusread list. :)

4. new follower!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

Ive never heard of these either but looks like I should check them out!

Helena said...

These all look good. I think I'm gonna add them to my list.

Stopping by from Top Two Tuesday :)

Alissa said...

These look like great books I'll have to add to my list.

Brittany said...

another three books to add to my list! I swear my library needs to increase by 100 after today! :)

Shelley said...

I love your book posts!I saw in a post from March you were looking for some suggestions. Some of my favorite authors/books are:

-Jeannette Walls: The Glass Castle, Half Broke Horses
-Sophie Kinsella: Confessions of a Shopaholic, Can You Keep a Secret?, Undomestic Godess
-Michael Gates Gill: How Starbucks Saved My Life
-Sarah Dessen: The Truth About Forever
-Jancee Dunn: ALL of her books :)
-Nick Horby: About a Boy, High Fidelity
-John Grogan: Marley and Me
-Randy Pausch: The Last Lecture

-Shelley from http://itsacharmedlifeblog.blogspot.com/