Here’s a little update for those who like to read.
As some of you know, a few weeks ago I was starving for a good book when I suddenly had a plethora of books to choose from. Maybe it was this abundance of books that has made me soo choosy, but I started reading two books this week and put them down. Actually since both are library books I returned them.
I loved Julie Kramer’s first book “Stalking Susan” but when I picked up her second book, “Missing Mark” I was bored to tears.
I don’t think I mentioned this in my last post, but I also received “In the Woods” by Tana French. I was haunted by her book “The Likeness” and still think about it, but this one just didn’t grab me. I got to page 34 or so and decided I just didn’t want to read a book that began with the murder of a girl. I’ve read enough of those and, in fact, written enough true stories as a journalist about this to have had my share for awhile. In addition, the storyline and main character wasn’t as compelling to me as the heroine in The Likeness.
So those two books were returned to the library without me finishing them.
On a happier note, I finished and adored “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins and eagerly await the sequel. I am very far down a list at the library to receive it.
I also really enjoyed Zoe Heller’s “The Believers.”
I just started “Sarah’s Key” which was on my nighstand in my earlier post and so far so good.
Any good reads you would recommend?
So far in the past year, I would have to say these are my all-time favorite books I have read:
(Keep in mind I do have a bad memory and these are just ones I remember off the top of my head.)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Likeness by Tana French
The Twilight series (yep, all of them) by Stephanie Meyer
*** Today I am heading to the library to pick up a copy being held of Nina Garcia’s The Style Strategy, a less-is-more approach to staying chic and shopping smart. I really liked her Little Black Book of Style, so this should be fun.