Top 5 -Must Read Books Before You Die!

Top 5 Books - Recommended

I love and appreciate all books, however, there are some books that go so deep with the emotions that sometimes they are either too hard to read or they just touch me in a extraordinary place.  An extraordinary place that changes me, changes the emotions within my very soul, heart, body or mind.  I like having these out of body experiences that makes me (and hopefully) others a healthier person in one form or fashion.  Below is the list of books that have altered my behavior and improved my way of feeling, reacting or thinking.

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Here are the top recommended must read books of our generation!

Top Books:

Between Sisters

Sarah’s Key

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Five Love Languages

The Last Song

Why these books? Because these books bring a different element of information to each page, chapter and style. None of them are similar; however, each book will change your life for the better. Read them, save them and then re-read them again, they are that good. But most importantly, these exceptional books should touch you mentally or spiritually.

Here are the highlights to the top 5 books that are must reads in your lifetime!

Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

The rich full story of two very different sisters, drama fuels this book from first page to the last page. The cast is strong and full of life; each sister is real and convincing. The emotions are high yet revealing and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book. I was turning the pages so fast because it’s a quick ride to a high place and then plunge to the depths of your soul hurting for these women. This novel is real and full of life’s twists and turns. The characters are written so well they jump out of the pages and into your mind and take you on this amazing journey that you don’t want it to ever end! The journey begins with two very different siblings and through the pages, your tears, angry emotions and salty feelings you find two girls that are very similar after all. This novel is excellent at its best!

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana del Rosnay

Be prepared, once you start this book you will never want to put it down. This author exposes a crime about the French Jews, about the Holocaust and what they did to adults and children. A secret that was kept, a life that was lost, and a haunting mystery of the French Holocaust are revealed in this book, one so sad you will shed tears. This novel is raw yet real when reading. You will feel the empathy from the author as you turn each page. The little girl Sarah and her key, the story behind the key, it’s compelling and so emotional. Remarkable book that should be read by all and remembered by the ones that suffered during this time, the Holocaust was horrible and we need to pray for the families that suffered. Regardless of the timeframe because there have been families that have suffered decades upon decades for what was done to the families during this horrific time period. As you can see, this book was based off true events.

The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a masterwork of fine craftsmanship. When I finished the book I was so sad because it was that good, my eyes were reading so fast to get to the end and then I hated when I was done!! The characters are too fascinating for this to be the end of the story. Apparently this was the first novel in a trilogy by the brilliant writer, Stieg Larsson, who unfortunately died in 2004. This book is the beginning and I can’t wait to read the other two, you will too find the captivating writings of this amazing author!

The Five Languages Of Love by Gary Chapman

I was engrossed to this book because the foundation of Dr. Chapman's Five Languages is very straightforward yet extremely important. With that said, this foundation is also little more than common sense. It doesn't take a psychology degree to know that we each have our own values and priorities, and different personalities triggers for happiness. However, the journey you will venture into while reading this book with change your life forever. The simplicity of understanding your partner’s love language will only make your relationship that much stronger or maybe not. But this book will give you the foundation of what you need to be successful with love. It’s truly an amazing book for all to read!

The Last Song by Nickolas Sparks

The movie portrays it about a young girl going through a difficult time but the book is really about a family as a whole and what they do individually to move their lives forward. This book is about faith, love and finding inner peace. The story actually surrounds more of the father’s live, how he grow up, what he did in his life and what he wants to change in his life. The story is written so beautifully by Nickolas Sparks that it changed my life! All parents what the best for their children and this book is the journey of a father’s life and how he came to be the person he wanted to be. You will cry, laugh and learn so much from this delightfully written book.

These are the must reads of our generations, these books are enduring, powerful and insightful. People of all adult ages need to read and then re-read these books, learn something new and embrace the life you have now. Books are the journey to our mind, body and soul. Books help us fix our own problems and help us to learn to be better in every way, specially as a person. Find your path, find your book and find your life through the amazing journey of books that never ever end!

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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

Legs, Hi! I did't see "EYES OF EMERALD" on your list. I ask you to read my book. The commens I have received are wonderful, and people are asking abot a sequal.

I have also received four interview invitation in less than four weeks the book has been out. I'll let you know when I'm on two radio stations tht stream. I did an interview on the Hub blog.

I have over 4,000 people to get back to, so NITE-NITE. H


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Awwww Harvey, how are you? I have bought your book and have not read it, but I will and email you. I am so proud of you. Thanks for coming to see me, I know you are busy!!! Always good to hear from you.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago

Looks like I have some good reading to do.Thanks for the insight.


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lmmartin 5 years ago from Alberta and Florida

If I may add one more, This Bird Flew Away by Lynda M Martin, scheduled for release January 27th.

Hey, if Harvey can do it, so can I -- right?

Good hub, Ladybird. I've read two form your list -- so far. Lynda


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Neverletitgo 5 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

Hi Ladybird, your hub is great and informative. I will these books you marked her in your page and I got some imagination about the way you explained one after the other. I am glad to be your followers and thanks for sharing.


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Hi Dreamon, yes, read these, they are so good!!! Thanks for coming to see me!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Immartin, of course you can add yours and I look forward to reading it! Hope you are well, thanks for coming to see me!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Neverletitgo, thank you for the great comment! I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you read one of these books. Hope you are well. Thanks again.


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mekaider 5 years ago from Minnesota

the girl with the dragon tattoo!!!! LOOOVED it! so happy its on this list. i was up at all hours of the night reading that book. i am actually in the process of reading the seconds one. I also love nicholar sparks books :) AMAZING love story writer. theres only like 2 of all his books that i havent cried when i read them. I havent read the last song yet, but i did see the movie and cried. ill have to check out these others. thanks!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

mekaider, how are you? Thank you for the awesome comment!!! I love the girl with teh dragon tattoo, I really want to read the second one! Also, you have to read the Last Song, so much better than the movie!!! Thanks again


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generalbrat 5 years ago from california,usa

COOL BOOKS I LOVE BOOKS I WILL CHECK THEM OUT THANKS HOPE TO SEE YOU IN HUBPAGES SOMEDAY.


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gusripper 5 years ago

Twilight teri.HA HA HA


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givingfairy 5 years ago from some place in the Big Apple

Hey, I didn't see diary of a whimpy kid. I did not see the movie but the book is a must read.great hub


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Generalbrat, let me know what you think! Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

gusripper, you are so funny! But you loved twilight, right? thanks for reading!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

givingfairy, I loved diary of a whimpy kid, my son and i have read the books and saw the movie! Great book! Thanks for sharing!


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CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

I haven't read any of these so far, but will definitely look out for them next time I do one of my book shop trawls. Thanks for the tips!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

CMHypno, you have to read these books, they are soooo good! Let me know what you think. Happy Holidays!


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Hey Lady, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo next to Nicholas Sparks? You know she would have him for breakfast don't you? heh heh I really enjoyed all of Stieg's books--I hear they are talking about a "found" one of his. Hope it really is his and makes it to print.

Thanks for the list. =:)


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esolefl 5 years ago

Nice work! Keep it up. May the Lord bless you!

Gayan- sri lanka


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Bilalnr 5 years ago from Islamabad, Pakistan

Great and informative hub Ladybird33!!!!


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Daniyyel 5 years ago

Very good! I've been working on a top book hub and I stumbled across this. It is interesting that you mention the Five Love Languages. I know lots of people who reference that book, even guys who said they who say they wouldn't be caught dead with it because of the cover. It is very insightful, because people are receptive of different kinds of love languages.


charleighb 5 years ago

The Last Song was an amazing book. The movie was a severe disappointment. Don't watch the movie, but definitely read the book!


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saif113sb 5 years ago

very nice hub.thanks


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Daniella Lopez 4 years ago from Arkansas

I haven't read any of these! I had better get to work. lol. Voted up and useful.

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