I absolutely adore reading. I can’t imagine a life without books. I find I’m drawn to narrative fiction and stories centered on the characters’ internal struggles with a mix of emotion and humor. And I’m totally embarrassed though not too proud to admit that I have a hard time keeping “fiction” and “non-fiction” straight in my mind.

Wait, which one is a true story?

And then I remember Jim Carrey saying, “Fiction CAAAN BE FUN! But I find the reference section much more enlightening,” in Ace Ventura Pet Detective and then I’m back on track. Dear God, please don’t let anyone from the University of Delaware admin office read this post as they will likely revoke my degree insisting I never actually took an English course.

Anyway, in case you’re in need of a good read here are some of my all time favorites:


The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

I’m always looking for a new book to read. So really, it’s only fair if you to post a favorite book of yours in the comments for me. I’ll also take an Ace Ventura quote. Or a gluten-free something delicious recipe. Thanks and Happy Reading!