(Note: I’ve been trying to post this since Aug. 1st and kept getting an error message. Better late than never!)
There are two special days coming
up back to back, so I wanted to make a dual post to celebrate them both.
First, in honor of Sisters’ Day
(Aug. 2nd), I asked my older sister about her favorite writers. It’s
common knowledge among the family that I get a lot of my traits from my sister,
so it was unsurprising that her favorites are like mine.
Like me, she loves Shakespeare.
Unlike me, she doesn’t like acting Shakespeare. “I love
reading Shakespeare because, I mean, obviously,” she said. “It’s just so good.
He was such a good playwright. Macbeth (gasp, I know!) was actually my
favorite play we had to read in high school.”
Fun fact: my favorite required
Shakespeare in high school was A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
It is even less surprising that
our YA tastes are the same: “Maggie Stiefvater, as you know, is a great YA
novel writer. The Shiver series was a pretty big deal to me as something
I read for fun and to escape from the less fun parts of high school. It
appealed to my love of fantasy genres and to my teenage girl heart that loved
Unfortunately, since marrying and
having my gorgeous little niece, my sister hasn’t had a lot of time to read.
But I wanted to share her thoughts as a sign of appreciation. I love my sister
and miss her with all my heart.
The day after Sister’s Day is my
mother’s birthday. My relationship with my mother is… different than my
relationship with my sister, so I couldn’t get much out of her as far as an
explanation. But she took the time to make a list of some of her more recent
favorites so I thought I could list that here as well.
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Wives of War by Soraya M. Lane
Carry On Warrior by Glennon Doyle
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty – I’m starting to see a trend.
Everything We Left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani
We Were Mothers by Katie Sise
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Book Boyfriends by Dawn L. Chelitz
One thing my mother and I clearly
share is a soft spot for romance. However, I like my romance as a secondary
plot thread rather than, you know, the entire book. But if you like romance,
especially historical romance, my mom’s list is for you.
I wanted this to be a fun little post in
appreciation of my family. I hope you enjoyed!