The fiction books. Yes there are PLENTY of nonfiction, educational equine books but every now and then you just need some good ol’ fiction- or at least something not as educational. Something you can get lost in and be mesmerized by. I’ve rated these books with 1 to 5 asterisks, 5 being the best. This is my opinion, like any other post. Not everyone has the same reading style nor do they like books the same.
***Misty of Chincoteague- Doesn’t every horse person read this at least some time in their life? Thought so.
***Dream of Night- It’s really an incredible story. Really.
****Canterwood Crest- I’ve probably read these four times each. I have the rest in eBook format. They are just as good on a screen.
****Jane Smiley: Horses of Oak Valley Ranch series- I really like these, Jane Smiley writes in an older time so they aren’t as modern, but they are just as good as the rest of her books.
*****Paint the Wind- I actually didn’t buy this book. A teacher a long time ago recommended me read this and I fell in love. I read it over, and over, and over again!
*****The Eighty Dollar Champion- This is an incredible story also. It’s a tougher read, and a slow start for sure! But once you get into it, you won’t put it down.
*****National Velvet- Written in, oh, 1935, this book is a classic and is on most AP reading lists! It’s a very hard read considering Enid Bagnold wrote in a time where our English now was not much the same. That should not scare you away from the book, just beware that it might come as a slow read. I read this book for a class and loved it! It most definitely did not feel like an assignment.
What are your favorite books? Leave me a comment and I’ll compile a list of Readers’ Choice!
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