I forgot how much I love reading until recently.
Usually I read books that have a purpose. How to get out of debt, how to better manage time, how to be a better parent/person etc.
I get recommendations from anywhere and everywhere. Then I log into my local library to reserve a copy of the book if it is available. Some books I have enjoyed and others I have endured.
A few months ago I read The Taker by Alma Katsu. For whatever reason I punished to finish this book. While the story line was interesting enough I was not heavily invested in the characters. I finished the book because I started the book, no other reason. My co-worker told me it was part of a trilogy. I will not be picking up any of the other books.
A recommendation for Wild by Cheryl Strayed crossed my path and when I went to look it up online at the library the number of holds on the book was over 500. I took that as an indication that the book will be a good one and I added my name to the list. 4 weeks ago it was my turn. I thought this book would be like Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert but outside. It was not. This book had me laughing and shaking my head. I enjoyed this book.
Last night I stayed up finishing Secret Daughter by Silipi Somaya Gowda. I have taken this book out of the library a few times but never found the time to start it and since it was in demand I could not renew it. Well I started it sometime last week and thankfully I am finished so I can get some sleep. The ending … I didn’t see it coming. I really enjoyed this book.
I recently joined goodreads.com to try to keep the list of books I want to read in one place. If you are a reader I would highly recommend this site. If you are already a member and want to be friends, let me know.
I am waiting for Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn from the library. I just checked and it is “on its way”. Oh goodness, this sounds like more sleepless nights for me.
Do you have any book suggestions?