It's World Book Day! Let's Celebrate With Some Staff Favorites!
In honor of World Book Day, we wanted to share some of our favorite books with you all. Did your favorite book make the list?
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer
"It's fun and witty, and also has one of my favorite quotes: 'I don't want to be married just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.'" - Dayna Anderson, Director
To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
"Her descriptions of setting, time, and character are so rich and full of life and emotion. The middle chapter, 'Time Passes' gets me every time. I don't want to give anything away, but a character dies in parentheses. Parentheses!" - Kayla Church, Managing Editor
A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
"It was published posthumously in 1964 and is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920's. It's a great tale of other expatriates such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein, as well as an insightful recollection of his youthful enthusiasm for writing, life and, of course, Paris." - Jana Good, Senior Editor
Tam Lin, Pamela Dean
"It encompasses a lot of my passions: literature, history, college nostalgia, and reworked fairytales. It's a bit longer than it needs to be, so it does drag a bit, but I love the mix of genres the book includes. I reread it a few times a year. I love it so much - it's a guilty pleasure." - Cherrita Lee, Editor & Production Manager
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
"Not only do I love the regency era and romance of it all but I love the message of finding love and happiness despite all odds. It's a beautiful story that I can't get enough of!" - Cami Wasden, Executive Assistant
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
"Gone Girl is extremely fast-paced and absolutely sucks you in. The first time I read it, I couldn't put it down and finished in 12 hours. There's an awesome plot twist woven throughout the second half of the book, and my jaw actually dropped at the end. It's definitely an exciting read." - Jenny Miller, Submissions Editor & Social Media Manager