National Read A Book Day 2015

Did you know today was National Read A Book Day?

Read A Book Day 2015

 

Well, Read a Book Day is pretty much every day for me. From a young age, you could always find me with my nose in a book. I’ve been crushing my 2015 Goodreads goal of 50 and am on my 43rd book this year.

Here are some favorites I’ve read lately:

 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

A dystopian novel, where the world is divided by blood – Red and Silver. As a war is fought protecting the power of the Silver regime, the Reds are forced to the battleground. The story centers on Mare, a seventeen year old girl who grew up in the poverty stricken Red community. She finds herself at the Silver Palace and discovers she has powers like those of the Silvers. She is swept up in a world of privilege and deceit, while trying to hold on to her Red self and protect those she loves as the Red Guard rises to topple the Silver Regime.

I could not put this book down and can’t wait until the next book comes out. I liked it so much that I’m listening to the audio version now.

Outlander by  Diana Gabaldon

The first historical fiction I’ve read in ages. It begins in 1945, Claire is rekindling her marriage after they spending time apart. She finds herself stepping through a time portal and ends up in 1743 Scotland. Without knowing how to get back, she tries to adapt, fighting for her life during dangerous encounters and unexpectedly finds love.

It’s a beautiful story. And may I say a little bit “hot” with the love scenes. I listened to the audio version and I love hearing the readers accents bringing some authenticity to the story. I’ve moved on the the second book in the series and look forward to more.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Georgie and Neal are married with two kids. Georgie’s marriage is in trouble. She works as a television writer and her career has been in first place. It’s right before the holidays and she stays behind to work while Neal and the kids are off to spend it with his family. Georgie must face her relationship and through an unexpected way of communicating to Neal in the past, she tries to get back what may be lost.

First of all, I recommend you read all of Rainbow Rowell’s books. I loved them all. Landline is touching, funny, and so completely relatable.

 

Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)

Rosie Perez grew up in a Catholic children’s home. Away from the family she knew, being put there by her mother. She lives through many harrowing experiences and comes out with her spirit, sense of humor, talent, and strength shining through.

I never expected to become such a huge Rosie Perez fan. I listened to the audio book and I plan to do so again and again. She is inspiring and has a great talent for storytelling.

 

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

A spellbinding tale of a mother’s tragic loss and one man’s last chance at gaining salvation. June faces a life of praying for a miracle and waiting for justice. Shay awaits a death penalty sentence, wanting to leave one final gift of his life. There paths are entwined with hope, regret, bitterness and vengeance.

This book kept me up late at night. The complicated tale with a multitude of characters and I had to know what happened next. The world isn’t always black and white.

So what are you reading? What should I read next? Leave me your book recommendation in the comments. 

photo credit: Disgwylfa – August via photopin (license)



This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Hollylouya says:

    What a great list! I am going to check some of your suggestions!

    Jodi Picoult “Plain Truth” and “The Storyteller” are 2 of my favorites!

    Also, “Night Road” and “Magic Hour” by Kristin Hannah are fantastic as well! Thank you for the suggestions! I love your blog!

    God Bless you!
    -Holly

  2. Hope c says:

    replay by ken grimwood

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