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!
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.
Ack..so wish I had read this before now. Freedom was up for grabs at the library today and I passed it over. I’ll make sure to get it next time!
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!