Thursday, June 07, 2012

on my summer reading...

Summer is always the time to get some reading done. I read tons year-round but it's something about Summer that really motivates me to read as many novels as I possibly can! I've got a pretty good list going here this year and I'm sure I'll be carrying into Fall.
Reading has always been a passion of mine, since I was a young adult. I was always one to crawl into bed early just so I could lay back and flip some pages of my book. Growing up my favorite series was Harry Potter. I was totally a sucker for them and still am! I hope Sebastian will become an avid reader like myself. Books are really such lovely things to help ease your mind. I know when I have a tough day reading is one of the number one things I do to relax and to have the capability to just jump into another world or reality for a little bit, well, we all need that in one way or another. Happy Reading!
(all photos & descriptions from Amazon)

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. I bet a lot of you are looking forward to this one! The second book to A Discovery of Witches. If you haven't read it, what are you waiting for? So good! I without a doubt love my witches, vampires and demon books but I truly think these books are great for people who don't normally read that genre. This baby comes out July 10th. Mark your calendar. 

Game of Thrones by George Martin. This is on my list for two reasons; one because I want to read it and second because I want to watch the show on HBO. Most books that are made into shows or movies have to be read before I watch them. It's like a rule for me. If I watch the show or movie first then I won't read the book. Usually. For example, I never read all the Vampire Diaries books until after I already started the show. I read the first book and stopped. It was horrible and the show is hands down waaaayy better. So there. 

Divergent by Veronica Roth. Okay, people are saying that if you like The Hunger Games that you will like this. I will give it a try. It's a trilogy and the second book is called Insurgent. I'll let you know!

Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard. Obviously by the cover you can pretty much guess as to what sort of book this is going to be :) Not going to lie when I say that I am a member of a Fifty Shades of Grey group on FaceBook and all the women on it are raving about this series. There's two books, this one and one called Gabriel's Rapture and they say it's the closest to Fifty Shades than anything out there and it's GOOD. I need to see what all the hype is about!

The Violets of March by Sarah Jio. This book has great reviews and most of all it's set in Washington State which is always a something that grabs my attention in the first place. It's about Emily who in her twenties who has a perfect husband and a perfect life but after 10 years things flip upside down. She ends up going to hang out with her Aunt in Bainbridge Island! Just reading the description of the book I already like Emily as a character. 

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Robriguez. Story about a person who owns a little coffee shop and her meeting people that influence her life. Um hello, story of my life. Enough said. 

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. You know I had to toss a vampire novel into this mix. I've read Richelle's Vampire Academy series which was two thumbs up. This book looks similar to those so I hope to enjoy it. 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This guy is on the top seller list everywhere. Here's a little description off of Amazon... 
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? 

Last but not least, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. This is in Oprah's new Book Club 2.0. Sounds like an amazing story about a women who is on the brink of losing everything and sets out onto the Pacific Crest Trial that goes from Mojave Desert through California & Oregon to Washington with no experience. This book reminds me of Eat, Pray, Love. Where a women that goes on an adventure to escape life and journeys to a new one through struggle and self realization. I really love reading memoirs like this, it's very inspiring to ones soul.

Well, I hope maybe at least one of these books caught your eye. If you have any recommendation for me don't hesitate to post them in my comments :) 


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