30 Day Book Challenge – Day 14

Today’s Prompt: Favorite book of your favorite writer

Since I listed four different writers yesterday, I’m going to have to list four different books!

1. Rose Madder – Stephen King

It was hard to choose just one favorite out of everything Stephen King has written, but Rose Madder is lovely. Rosie finally makes up her mind to escape from her abusive husband, then enters a fantasy world where she finds herself empowered by an alternate version of herself. King weaves reality and fantasy together so well that for a moment you find yourself thinking that you could slip into a fantasy world, too.

2. Dark Dance – Tanith Lee

It has been a long time since I read this book, but what I loved about it was the dark atmosphere and sense of horror that infiltrated every page. Lee is a master Gothic writer, and this vampire family saga is a brilliant example of her work.

3. Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson

Halse Anderson’s prose captures high school life in accurate and brutally honest detail. Melinda has been rendered almost mute by her horrifying rape during a summer party. Speak is a coming-of-age novel like no other – one teen is forced to confront an extremely painful experience, learn from it, and move on.

4. Berlin Diary – William Shirer

Berlin Diary is an account of Shirer’s (one of Murrow’s Boys) life in Germany during World War II. He captures the anxiety of the time period quite well and in good detail. Shirer uses his objective eye to illuminate how blindly the German people followed a madman like Hitler. Fascinating read and not in the least bit dry.

2 thoughts on “30 Day Book Challenge – Day 14

  1. I’m going to be honest and say that NONE of these appeal to me.

    Great reviews, Maggie. You let me know that they are far too dark for my reading tastes these days. 😀

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    1. To each her own! 🙂

      I’m always interested in darker reads and they tend to have the most profound effect on me.

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