Summer Reading

With Summer just around the corner, what better time to start thinking about what you want to read. Over the last few weeks this has been something that I have been thinking about a lot; this year I have made myself a resolution to step out of my normal comfort zone and try something new.

So far, I’ve read my first autobiography: Lauren Graham’s Talking As Fast As I Can. If you’re in need for a good laugh I highly recommend this one. Lauren’s personality mimics that of her role of Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls. I found myself laughing out loud while reading this, and enjoying every minute of it. It had great behind the scenes insight on Gilmore Girls and A Year In the Life. I definitely recommend this one– a great summer read!

I just finished reading JoJo Moyes’ The Girl You Left Behind. This story entwines present day with the past. It’s well written, and builds a strong connection between the reader and the main characters–much like her book Me Before You. I enjoyed reading this book, and up until the end it kept me guessing how things were going to turn out.

Currently, I’m reading Danielle Steel’s A Good Woman. I’ve never been a diehard fan of her writing, but I did love her book No Greater Love, based around the Titanic and the roaring 20’s. A Good Woman is also based in this era, but so far I find this book a little lacking. I guessed the first twist chapters before it happened, but I find myself still being drawn to the main character’s story. I’ll keep with it, and hope that at the end I come to love it as well.

I’ve already started compiling a list of books that I’m going to read over the next few months, and I would love to hear your thoughts or suggestions. For my first True Crime book I’ve chosen Helter Skelter. This one might take me a while to get through, but what I’ve read so far it’s unbelievable how much disregard law enforcement had for the initial crime scene. I’ll also be reading Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. The movie based on this book is one of my favorites from the last few years, and I can’t wait to see how the book compares.

I hope that this gives you some ideas, and please feel free to comment with any suggestions!

Kristen

 

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