My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.
This week's topic: Love Story
One Day - David Nicholls
I'm not entirely sure how I came across this book. I remember seeing it was being made into a movie and dismissing it because.... Romance. Then I ended up reading it anyway.
I'm glad I did because I really liked this one. While I do enjoy "dumb" books, I am a sucker for strong characterization and development. The two mains are believable and the novel takes place over several years and you see them grow towards each other. It's nice.
Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
This is one that was recommended a lot, I even remember seeing the ebook go in and out of good sales, but always chose to pass because, again... Romance. I only ended up reading this one because a friend of mine, who also has the same aversion to romance novels I do, gave it a high rating.
This one blew me away. I took a break from "real" reading after this one because I knew whatever I read next would not be as good. (In case you are wondering, and you probably aren't, I reread two Animorphs books in the meantime.) I wasn't wrong, by the way. The next "real" read after this was Room. It was a good book, but not as good as this one.
Bonus round.... MOVIE EDITION
Hands down, one of my favorite movies of all time.
Bridget Jones's Diary
Okay, okay. So this one was originally a book. But I don't like the book and I LOVE the movie.
---And this also has my favorite fight scene of any movie ever.