At first I was skeptical of the whole “e-reader” thing. I have TONS of books and I had a hard time imagining my collection turning from tangible to electronic.
But then Mr. A got me a kindle for my birthday.
In the past two weeks, I have read four books. The transition time took approximately 2.31 seconds. I am absolutely in love with this little device.
The problem now is not knowing what to READ! I’ve read MOST of the books that people recommend.. Water for Elephants, Bossypants, all the Hunger Games books, and The Help… all read. I have been in the mood for “lighter” books… fiction and historical fiction.
Here’s what I’ve read in the past couple of weeks:
Dangerous to Know. This is the 5th in the series with the 6th one coming out in October. They advertised it as Jane Austen meets DaVinci code.. me and Olivia just find this whole series addicting. I ate it up.
The Story of Beautiful Girl. (amazon description) It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught. But before she is forced back into the institution, she whispers two words to Martha: “Hide her.” And so begins the 40-year epic journey of Lynnie, Homan, Martha, and baby Julia-lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love. I was fascinate with the topic and it was a quick read.
Divergent. OMG Seriously you guys… read this. It’s in the same vein as Hunger Games, but I liked it better. I couldn’t put it down. I cannot wait for the 2nd book to come out.
Sisterhood Everlasting. As a fan of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies I picked out this book which picks up the story when the girls are 27. This books is about friendship and grief. It made me cry… and that makes it a win in my book.
What have YOU been reading? What can you recommend? I NEED RECOMMENDATIONS!