Have I ever told you how much I love to read? I loveeee it. During the school year, I don’t have quite as much time to read as I would like, so this time of year, I kind overdose on literary genius. I wanted to tell ya’ll about all of the awesome books I’ve been reading lately.
Monday I was a complete lazy bones. So much so that I made English muffin pizzas… for dinner… (And they were AWESOME.) I think I spent ¾ of my night on my favorite chair watching previews for upcoming summer movies. I loooveeeee watching Previews.( I also get SUPER mad if I’m going to the movies and I miss them) Anyways, I stumbled upon a preview for “If I Stay”. Have you seen this preview?
you can find me sitting like this about once a month, usually for
an hour only 20 minutes
“Ohmygodicantwaittowatchitandguesswhatitsalsoabook”-—>was what I excitedly said to my husband. I am such a sucker for a book that is coming out as a movie.
So, Tuesday, I came home from work and bought the book on my Kindle. Sidenote: I love everything about my Kindle-I love the convenience of being able to buy a book RIGHT THEN, I love that I can load a ton of books on it, go on a trip, and not have to feel their weight- I love that I can take it anywhere…BUT…I love real books THE MOST. There is something about an old book..one that I have had for years and have take notes in ( I am actually one of those people), a book that I can smell, and hold.
I am really digressing. I sat down at 4:00(ish)to start it…and finished it.
Within two hours.
It was THAT good.
Brief Summary: I don’t want to spoil it for any of you, so I’ll give you a quick review: Mia is a young girl deciding between whether she should go to Juilliard to pursue her dream of becoming a professional cellist, or stay behind locally with her family and her boyfriend. On a random snow day, her family takes a drive to visit friends and suddenly Mia wakes up to find her entire family is dead in a car wreck. She sees her own body on the road and realizes what has happened. In an out of body experience, Mia must decide to go on with LIFE without her family..or die WITH her family. It’s heart wrenching, so well written…suspenseful, moving, and just beautiful. All the things. Read it. NOW.
I had been searching for a new book for a few weeks now. My last one was “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn. At first I couldn’t really get into it..
In my defense, I had just finished “The Fault In Our Stars” and the two books are on opposite end of the spectrum and the only thing they have in common is that they are books.
Anyway, “Dark Places” took me a few tries to get into, but I persisted since my girlfriend really loved it (and we have almost the same taste in books) I was really glad I powered through it because MAN it was GREAT… I was kept in complete suspense as to who the bad guy was Right until the very end of the book.
Brief Summary: Libby Day is a 30 year old girl who’s family was murdered when she was just a little kid. The kicker: Her brother was the one arrested for the crime. Libby has spent her entire life being a suck on society. When she is faced with the reality that there is no money left, and no job to provide for her, she is wondering “what’s next?” After meeting a group of people obsessed with her brothers innocence in her family’s murder, she begins to see things differently and is compelled to investigate the murder. Very well written, extremely suspenseful with twists that never fail to surprise you.
Over April break, I was at the movies to see “Divergent” and I first saw the preview for “Fault in our Stars“. It’s now out in the movies, but that will not stop me from telling you all about how much I love this book. I made my friend promise that she will go to see it with me (M I cannot WAIT til you’re done school!!!!). We both went home that night and were done reading the book within a week or so. It was SO GOOD. Yes, the subject of two teenagers with terminal cancer is heartbreaking, but good lord. It was GREAT. SO GREAT.
Brief Summary:(Unless you live under a rock, don’t own a tv, or maybe never turn it on…I know most of you have probably seen the preview by now) Two incredibly smart young teens have the misfortune of being terminally ill. That does not stop them from falling into a deep, true, once in a lifetime love. A haunting read. I will leave it at THAT.
Those are my three recent FAVE’s…and obviously..I am now looking for a new book. I want a good one, one I can really sink my teeth into…please give me your recommendations, STAT!!!