I have an up and down relationship with reading. I can go an entire year without picking up a book and then there are times where I spend every free moment I have with a book under my nose. Lately, I’ve been on a spree, loving the sound of crickets outside my window as I wrap up the day with a great read. So, I thought I would share what I’ve been reading lately in case you’re looking for a new book to read!
1. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn. Just like her other two popular books, Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, this book is twisty and dark. It left me with scary dreams and an overall sad feeling. But don’t let that stop you from reading it, it sure is a page turner. This story follows Libby Day’s journey back through the murder of her entire family. Was is it her satan worshipping brother, that she put in prison, or something else entirely?
2. Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson. After reading Dark Places I needed a little pick me up. This is a young adult novel, but it sure was fun to read. It follows Emily’s summer before her senior year of high school. Her best friend vanishes with nothing more than a list of things for Emily to do over the summer. Every item on the list is something that takes Emily out of her comfort zone. Along the way, she makes new friends, finds love and learns a little more about herself. I finished this book with big smile on my face, it was super sweet.
3. Grey – E.L. James. So, I picked this one up because I love the Fifty Shades of Grey series. But, if you’re looking for something different in this book, look elsewhere. It is the very same story, retold through Christian’s eyes, so there is little surprise and I found myself bored. Also, everything I loved about the first books, the love story, the mystery, is gone with this book. I probably should have been better about finding what the book was really about before expecting something different from it.
4. Paper Towns – John Green. I loved this book just as much as I loved The Fault in Our Stars. It wasn’t sad and had all the teenage talk of prom and love that I enjoy. Maybe I should grow up, but maybe not. A story of a boy on a journey to find a girl by the clues she has left behind, it’s definitely a fun page turner!
I would love to hear what you’ve been reading. I’m keeping my what to read Pinterest board up to date so I can save some of your favorites for later!