Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Books

I have been reading every chance I get and honestly am surprised about how few books I've been getting through! I need more time in a day! Don't we all!!

I've been reading the Stephanie Plum series, which is a fun entertaining read. Two weeks ago I finished "Three to get Deadly". These books are combination of mystery, adventure and very witty. (There is a little bad language in them though!) **** 4 stars

After getting my Kindle as a gift for Mother's Day I haven't been able to put it down! I read a darling LDS novel, "The List" by Melanie Jacobson. I try to change up the books I read so I don't get board with a series or genera. Usually those LDS novels are the same story, but I was happily surprised with this one. I loved the characters Cute, cute, cute. and want to name my next son with the middle name, Ryder!!
**** Stars

A couple days ago I completed "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. This 500 plus page book was far different than those cute LDS novels. It was a heavy topic about living in Germany during the rein of Hitler. It was sad, with a deep message. It was also beautiful. There were many paragraphs that sounded like mini poems. The author is very detailed and descriptive. I did find it interesting that not all Germans were ok and followed Hitler. *** 3 stars

Before I get back to my Stephani Plum series I wanted to read another LDS book that my friend recommend. Lite and easy was what I had in mind. I am in the middle of "Borrowed Light" by Carla Kelly. So far, so good. I catch myself reading with a slight twang in my voice as I'm flipping through the pages. I like the story so far!

Other books on my list are:
Little Bee
The Help
Unbroken
Sarah's Keys
The Thirteenth Tale
Abish
The Big Stone Gap

What have YOU read that I should add to my list??

I am also on Good Reads! Are you? I love this site because it catalog's all the books I've read, are currently reading or want to read sometime in the near future. There have been so many times a friend tell me about a book I should read and I totally forget about it. Not anymore! I get right onto Good Reads and log it in. We started a (FREE) account for Will too. You can rate books and leave comments on what you thought. There are also reading goals you can make. Mine is to read 50 book in the year 2011. If you're already a member, add me as a friend! If you're not yet a member then get on there and do it now!!

2 Comments:

Anjeanette said...

The Help is a great book. If you like it, you'll also enjoy Saving CeCe Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. It was so good but will probably make you cry.

Lacey said...

I second the help! I have our book club list for this year that I can pass on to you. How fun to be enjoying your kindle!