We are happy to welcome April Kelley to the blog today as we host her while she is on the blog tour for her newest release; The Journey of Jimini Renn
In The Journey of Jimini Renn books play an important part in the story, so I thought I’d tell you about my top five favorite books when I was a child.
1. So the first story that was truly a favorite was a story in a collection put out by Stephen king called “Different Seasons”. While I loved every story in that series, “The Body” was my particular favorite. I read it a million times and still own the paperback. The poor thing has been taped back together more than once. For those that may not know, that story inspired the movie “Stand By Me”. Of course, I own the movie too.
2. In high school, we had to read “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens. This story still resonates with me to this day. I think because ultimately it’s a story about one boy’s acts of kindness towards people who weren’t so kind to him. It’s a good lesson in how people should act and I take that lesson seriously, living it as best as I can.
3. I was introduced to Walt Whitman completely by accident. I was in English class and we were supposed to be reading a poem in our text book. I forget the poem now, but clearly that poem was boring to me. I was flipping through the pages and came to a Whitman poem. I remember thinking to myself, why don’t we read good stuff like this. I managed to find a copy of “Leaves of Grass” in my library. That book is also a book about living in the moment and not taking the little things for granted.
4. The “Color Purple” by Alice Walker is another favorite. Of course I watched the movie before I read the book, that’s how I was introduced to the book in the first place. I think every girl should read that book. If you’ve read it then you’ll know why.
5. I did not forget Dr. Seuss. “Oh, the Places You Will Go” is so beautifully written and sends such a clear message for readers of all ages. Dr. Seuss had a way of telling a story in the simplest of ways and still the message is clear.
So those are my five favorite books from my youth and why I love them. All of these books taught me valuable lessons that I take with me to this day. Now ask me what my favorite books are as an adult. That’s a very different list. *wink, wink*
- Book Title: The Journey of Jimini Renn
- Book Series: standalone
- Author: April Kelley
- Publisher: SelfPub (May 10, 2016)
- Book Length: 153 pages
- Genre: Dystopian Romance