My First Love


Well, wasn’t that a lovely self-pitying post yesterday?  On to brighter things today…books.

I’ve been reading voraciously ever since I joined the library this past summer.  I read anywhere from 8 to 10 books a month.  My problem is that I find an author and then read everything I can by them.  While this usually gives me a lot to read, it also keeps me pretty limited in what I read. I know I’m missing out on some gems.

Everything I’ve read lately is good (Nora Roberts, Iris Johansen, Jodi Picoult, Jeffrey Deaver, & James Patterson off the top of my bed)- but nothing has sucked me and held me by the throat.  I want to read a book that I can’t put down.  A book that begs me to steal snatches of time to read it- while I should be cooking or sleeping or, yes, even playing with the kids.  The last series of books to do that was The Hunger Games- I read all three books in 5 days.

I’ll read just about any genre- historical, sci-fi, chick lit, dystopian, mystery. So please, hit me with your best recommendations!


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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  1. Matched by Allie Condie was good. It’s the first in a new YA dystopian type series. A little girlier than The Hunger Games, but still enjoyable!

    Freedom by Jonathan Franzen-Excellent book. I couldn’t get into his first book, but I really liked this one.

  2. Not sure if you have read them…


    Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls – Not as good as The Glass Castle (definitely read the Glass Castle if you haven’t!!) – I really had no intention to read this as it’s not a topic I generally read, but I got sucked in and was glad I read it.

    Still Alice by Lisa Genova.

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett

    Unwind by Neal Shusterman

    The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

    Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

    The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson

    Poison Study by Maria Snyder

    The Maze Runner by James Dashne

    Non Fiction (mostly memoir):

    A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg

    Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs – memoir, dysfunctional families. True life is stranger than fiction.

    Josie’s Story – A Mother’s Inspiring Crusade to Make Medical Care Safe by Sorrel King
    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

    Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

    Out of the Frying Pan: A Chef’s Memoir of Hot Kitchens, Single Motherhood, and the Family Meal by Gillian Clark

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

    • Thank you! This will keep me busy for a long time! I did read The Help (loved it!) and Poison Study (all the books in that trilogy and 1st in the Glass series)- I’ll put the rest in my que at the library!

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