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In my previous post I wrote about how I actually get books read while having a hectic life. In this post I wanted to share with you all some of the books that I have read. Kind of like a bunch of little mini reviews. I love to read most genres of books. I can usually find at least one book in a genre that I do like.
I am not a big fan of Biography’s and Autobiography’s. However, I did find one autobiography that I loved. Talking as fast as I can by Lauren Graham. I love Gilmore Girls and if I didn’t I probably would have never bought and read her book. I’m glad I did though because now I am not only a fan of her acting but I am a fan of her writing now too. I plan on reading her other books but I haven’t had a chance to yet. I love how her fast talking and quick wit are totally transparent in her book. She writes like she talks which is something I really love since I tend to do the same.
I talk about not having a lot of time to read often. It is something we struggle with all the time. There doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to do all of the things we planned. That is why I am glad that Kindle has a short reads section. I found a book in their short reads – teen and young adult section. A Hairy Tail by Jamie Campbell. It is a cute little story and the author has several more books in her series. The main character Hannah signs up as a summer volunteer in an animal shelter. She makes it her mission to find one special dog his home.
Written and published in 1985, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood didn’t get the recognition it deserved until Hulu made it into a television series. (Side note- I really hope I don’t have to wait 30 years for people to read my books.) I kind of did things backwards and didn’t read the book until I watched the show. For me it was a toss up for which one was better. I like the visual you get from the show but you get more detailed information about the story by reading the book. I definitely wish Margaret Atwood would have written a second book because I felt like she could have had a lot more to say. If being a great writer means leaving them wanting more then she definitely did her job.
The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie is my most recent read that I listened to on Overdrive. It has a modern fairy tale quality to it. The characters are full of life and humor. Most of the events that happen seem to be accidentally on purpose. Linc Blaise accidentally tells a perspective employer that he is engaged to be married even though he is single. You get the feeling that he really wants the marriage and kids. Daisy Flattery is a hot mess who is desperately trying to find who she actually is. It is lighthearted and happy and Jennifer Crusie has a flowing easy to read writing style.
Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee has mixed reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I listened to this book on Overdrive and at some points had me laughing out loud. The main character is funny and a bit clueless at times. The story navigates through small town southern life in a funny no nonsense way. If you are interested in a book that is a breezy easy read that has some punchy humor then grab your copy and get to reading.
With Christmas time approaching I definitely recommend reading Pupcakes: A Christmas Novel by Annie England Noblin. I actually recommend reading this book any time of the year. I love her writing style and who doesn’t love a book with a funny dog character?! I couldn’t put this book down. I had to know what happened. The main character is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after a divorce and gets more than she bargained for while house sitting for an elderly lady. This book is an adorable feel good read.
Okay I know its cliché but honestly who can have a list of books to read and not include Nora Roberts? You get it all in her books, like Key of Light. It has romance, mystery and a little magic. Key of Light is part of a trilogy and I have the other two books waiting on my Kindle to be read. You always know what you are getting when you pick up one of her books. Also, can someone explain to me how she writes books so quickly? She’s a magician.
I have to include Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins. Most people have read or heard of her other books The Hunger Games Trilogy, but I love Gregor the Overlander just as much. It was the first book series that my daughter loved so they will always have a special place in my heart. Suzanne Collins has a way of transporting you into a different world with her writing. There are 5 books total that urge you to keep reading more. These books are geared toward elementary/ middle school age children but I enjoyed them as well. If you are a fan of The Hunger Games and books like Harry Potter I definitely recommend this series.
The Chemist is the newest book by Stephenie Meyer. While there were mixed feelings over Twilight after the movies came out Stephenie Meyer has a great writing style. Which carries over to The Chemist, and that is the only thing that carries over from Twilight. The Chemist is an easy read. It doesn’t take you to another world like Twilight or The Host but it is worth the read regardless.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini is one of my favorite books. I really hope that someday they remake the movie right because lets face it compared to the book, the movie they made was a snooze-fest. I can re-read this series over and over. Christopher Paolini takes you to another world with dragons and adventure. What’s not to love about that? If you haven’t read Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle yet you definitely should.
There you have it. My little list of recommended books. There are tons of great books out there waiting to be read and this is just a small bit of them. I hope you all enjoy and found something useful here. You can read any of these books on Kindle. If you have any questions or comments drop me a line or two below.