I really don’t like these “your favorite….” posts. I feel too much pressure to name my absolute favorite book from a particular category. Maybe I should just learn to lighten up. Like I don’t find enough to stress about in daily life, I choose to stress about my blog posts which are meant to de-stress me. But there’s something so final about labeling my favorite and hitting the publicize button. Maybe that’s the “challenge” part of this challenge- actually making the decision. Anyway- I’ve kept you in suspense long enough. My favorite (non-historical) fiction book (besides the Harry Potter series) is:
I’m an animal lover and this is a book about an animal lover. I was predisposition to like it. But the story is so well done that even non animal-obsessed people will love it. From the very beginning of the book you are rooting for Jacob, the main character. He gets dealt a pretty bad hand, but takes it in stride and joins the circus. Where he finds danger, love, a job, fear, friendship and a life-changing experience. It’s an addictive and charming read; you won’t be able to put it down.