It’s the tenth of the month, so that means it’s time again for a group of us share 10 things along with Shimelle.
Have you read any good books lately? This month, I’m running through the books I’m currently reading or on my list to read in the near future. I love a good romance and that it what I tend to read most, but my book club has me reading books I never would have reached for before. This is an eclectic mix!
1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I never wanted to read this. It’s a book club selection. The premise makes me cringe and feels so hopeless. How can this book be meant for young adults? It’s slightly terrifying and I’m grateful it’s not too graphic. Well, I guess I did read Flowers in the Attic when I was a young teenager and loved every twisted, creepy word. Maybe I’m just old now. Suspense isn’t my favorite genre but it’s doing its job because I cannot stop reading it.
2. The Next Always by Nora Roberts
Definitely more my style. Love anything Nora Roberts. This is in a stack of books I’ll be taking to Florida with me. It’s a series and more books will be coming out later this year.
3. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Another book in my stack, ready to read. I read The Forgotten Garden last year and it was great. Have heard good things about this one too, so I’ll give it a try.
4. The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
This was a book club selection that I never had a chance to read. It’s on my Kindle so I need to get to it eventually. I love my Kindle, but I still read physical books too. Whenever I can get a book cheaper on the Kindle, I do. But if it’s an author I really like and I want the book, I’ll buy the book. I go back and forth on it.
5. Midnight on Julia Street – Ciji Ware
Saw this one at Barnes and Noble one day, thought it looked intriguing and it’s been on my Kindle wish list ever since. Maybe I’ll finally get to it this summer.
6. The Map of Time by Felix Palma
Another book that has been on my Kindle wish list for months and months. Time travel books are usually entertaining.
7. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
This is another book club selection that I didn’t have time to read. But it’s in my stack and I’ll be getting to it soon. It’s been out for several years so it’s not new. The story centers around three very strong women during World War II. Love a good story about strong women.
8. The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
This is on my night stand. It’s an engaging read but I find myself loosing time every time I open it up. I only want to read for 20-30 minutes and I’ll find that an hour has gone by. Not a bad problem unless you have to get up at 5:15 AM to workout before work. But now that my (temporary) job has concluded, I can read all I want!
9. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kersley
This is a future book club selection but I will not be here in TN for the meeting. I downloaded it to my Kindle so that I can read along. The story is interesting to me (again with the time travel) so it wasn’t a hardship.
10. Chasing Fire
Another Nora Roberts that I haven’t read yet. Actually, I’ve been waiting on this one to listen to in the car on my drive to Florida next week. It’s already downloaded and waiting on my iPhone. I love that my library has audio books you can check out. The drive to Florida is the longest, most boring drive ever so this will keep me company.
What good books are you reading these days?
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