Welcome to Triple Choice Tuesday. This is where I ask some of my favourite bloggers, writers and readers to share the names of three books that mean a lot to them. The idea is that it might raise the profile of certain books and introduce you to new titles, new authors and new bloggers.
Today's guest is Judith from Leeswammes' Blog.
Judith, who has two teenage sons, lives by a lake in the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in psycholinguistics and worked as a university teacher and researcher for several years.
She reads widely, including literary and modern fiction, chick-lit, thrillers, historical fiction, humor and some science fiction.
Without further ado, here are Judith's Triple Choice Tuesday selections:
This book is about a man that in a materialistic sense has everything but he has no friends or family. At the end of the book his life has turned around and he has not much money left, but is surrounded by family and friends. It's a heart-warming read and funny too. I also love it because it shows that the people in your life are much more important than money.
This is a post-apocalyptic story about a boy and his father looking for a better life. I had been reading all kinds of books indiscriminately, but after this book, I realised there was a whole world of dystopian/post-apocalyptic books to explore. I still love this genre and will read most adult (and some YA) post-apocalyptic books that I come across.
This book is about an American woman who comes to (contemporary) Vietnam to find out about her Vietnamese father, who died when she was very young. I have no particular interest in Vietnam, but this book is so well written that I couldn't help but care for the characters and their history. This book drew me in completely, into a world that I didn't know much about at all. Definitely worth a read if you want to be lifted from your armchair into a completely different (but not alien) story.
Thanks, Judith, for taking part in my Triple Choice Tuesday!
The only book I have read is The Road, but I'm intrigued by the sound of Camilla Gibb's novel. The cover alone is particularly striking.
What do you think of Judith's choices? Have you read any of these books?