What I've Been Reading
I'm an avid reader and I'll be honest, I use blogs more often than not to find my next big read. I figure if I love reading your blog then I'll most likely enjoy what you've been reading. With the weather getting colder, I've been looking for some books to fill my shelves so I can spend many cold winter days reading away on my comfy new couch. This is the only way I think I'll be able to get through the cold days ahead. Here are some books I've finished in the past while:
1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire: this is my most recent read and it was...interesting. I've heard rave reviews across the internet and it definitely follows in the path of series like Twilight and Hunger Games by appealing to love struck teens and women. It was a quick read and kept me interested but I would characterize the plot line as a fantasy. The characters are all extremes, hot and dangerous of course, and the main character Abby Abernathy's big secret is kind of ridiculous but at least you didn't know it was coming. Basically it's a fantasy freshman college experience: a freshman trying to start over meets the hot man on campus and he can't get enough of her. Add in a few hot rods and the ridiculous ability to drink 15 shots of tequila and you have one of the best guilty reads of the year.
2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: I finished this book over the summer and have been telling everyone to read it ever since. Read it! You will not be disappointed. This book is a rollercoaster ride whodunnit with creepy diary entries and one of the craziest plot twists I've ever read. It's the story of what happens when one half of a gorgeous and seemingly happy couple disappears and the investigation causes their dirty secrets to slowly come uncovered. I'll say it again: read it!
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Another amazing book I finished right before school began. This is a book I could get lost in over and over because it's rich details and amazing story line. This is the story of a magical circus that sets up in different cities around the world and only operates at night. Behind the glamour and fantasy of the circus is a deeper and darker battle of magic and love. I can't begin to tell you how much I loved this book and will most likely pick it up and get lost it in again.
4. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker: There is no way to describe the beautiful writing of Karen Thompson Walker; you just have to read it. She tackles the difficult task of describing what our world would be like if it was slowly changing and dying, taking us along with it. She tells it beautifully from the perspective of a newly minted teenage girl who, alongside the dying planet, struggles with her changing wants and needs as a young woman. Another must-read.
Do you have any books you've read and loved lately? I need some suggestions!