I'm going to keep this simple and just provide links to the books I have read and loved, as of late. The descriptions are obviously available on the site linked, and I think they are all worth reading IF you are interested after reading the descriptions... ENJOY!!
While at first I was feeling badly about the fact that I had not updated all of you on my reading finds, in some time, I have now come to see how perfectly timed this is! Everyone needs good summer books for their trips and little sits out in the sun. It just so happens that I have been (mostly) reading books that are perfect for these types of reads, for the past several months. Don't judge... sometimes you need to use reading as your down-time from work (aka time to avoid using your brain, at least for a bit).
Any-who... here they are!
Slow Burn Series by Bobby Adair
So, let me start with the fact that I (honestly) never read a zombie book before this, and never thought I would. I purchased the 'This is the End' collection, based on my interest in dystopian fiction, and just started with book one. I did not realize at the time that I was not reading the beginning of a series called 'This is the End', but that I was starting one of many series, included in that larger collection. The first book I read was 'Slow Burn' by Bobby Adair, and it is in fact, a zombie apocalypse novel.
Shockingly, I was totally entertained by this book, and have actually mowed through 8 of them already! I should probably be ashamed of that, but whatevs.
The Prettiest One by James Hankins
Follow You Home and The Magpies by Mark Edwards
Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
Not just for Dachshund lovers, this book of Farside comics was always in my house while I was growing up, and it is a winner (or a wiener?!). Perfect coffee table book or funny gift. I simply had to share it, since it always makes me laugh.
Happy 2016 to all of my readers. I hope you had a Christmas and NYE/NYD that were full of fun, love and champagne. For the first post of the year, I thought I would bring you some thoughts on the last several books I read in 2015. I hope you enjoy!
Another week, another creeptastic book to report on. I liked Karin Slaughter's Pretty Girls, and it was a quick and entertaining read. HOWEVER... it is gross. A lot of very graphic details. If that is not for you, steer clear. Otherwise- a fun thriller.
Time for me to share another book with you! As you know, I love a dark novel with some twists and turns.
The Good Girl_ by Mary Kubica falls squarely into that category and is an exciting and very quick read. I loved the alternative POV it provides to a kidnapping situation, allowing readers to view the situation from the perspective of all players. I look forward to reading the next book by Kubica, Pretty Baby.
Time for yet another book update! It must be summer, with all the poolside book time I have been able to get in! I found some great ones in this batch, and can't wait to share. I hope you enjoy!
Much like everyone else, I read The Girl on the Train, and loved it. As many reviewers mentioned, this thriller is perfect for anyone who loved the books by Gone Girl author, Gillian Flynn.
Books, wonderful books!
I found some great ones in this last bout of reading, and I hope you too are #dbsobsessed with at least a few of them!
It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell
A great book about one woman's journey through weight loss. I loved how she addressed the ways in which she did not find it to be all good, in that her weight loss impacted her in many more ways that just physically. A short and quick read that I think is worth picking up for any woman who has struggled with weight, particularly those who struggled in their younger years.
I read quite a few books by Harlan Coben, and while I can't say they were the best books I have ever read, they were all at the very least, entertaining. I find myself having to skim some sections of ongoing internal dialogue, and suffer through many eye rolls as the author tries (and fails) to integrate anecdotes on modern technology. BUT, like I said, entertaining stuff. Without a doubt, great beach reads.
I read, and enjoyed, the following:
Gone for Good
Looking forward to seeing some of them made into movies, which I have heard is in the works...
Empty Mansions is a MUST read! I did not know anything about the Clark family that is chronicled here, and they are such an incredible American story. For anyone who loves a good story about an abandoned mansion, this is for you.
drew bailey scott
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