- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
I’m in the mood to load up the Kindle and read tonight. I finished ‘The Help’ last week and loved it. I loved ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ and I’m a huge Jen Lancaster fan and used to be a James Patterson fan until all the endings started sounding the same (the cop did it). I love chic lit (ie-Something Borrowed) but I travel a lot and I LOVE listening to those as audiobooks so I avoid reading them so I don’t run out of good car books). I don’t know if I’m in the mood to start ‘Girl Who Played with Fire’ because the story is so intense and I don’t want to read a book where I’ve already seen the movie (ie. Water for Elephants -although I loved the movie, it was painful to watch). I was thinking the Hunger Games, but all my 5th graders are reading that and while they LOVE it and I’ve heard so many good things about it from people my age, I’m not sure. I’m looking for fiction (so Heaven is for Real and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is out although I’ll read those one day- they look really good), something not too deep that I can get engrossed in easily, but I also love books where you finish it and feel like you’ve grown as a person from it, and a character I can identify with. And I’m not a sci-fi person and I can’t read books about animals dying (Marley and me scarred me for life). See what I mean that I’m picky!
What is a good book you’ve read recently that you’d recommend to others or a book you’ve heard people raving about.
I’m debating between The Alchemist, Hunger Games (which is free on the Kindle library), and possibly Room, but I’m totally open for recommendations.