Thursday, March 14, 2013

on books this year...

I love reading and just like cooking I love to inspire people to read. I get so much joy out of recommending a really great book and having someone read it and totally love it as much as I did. Not only that but I love seeing what others are reading too! I have a notebook that I use just to write down all the books I plan on reading and I cross them off as I go. Nerd much? For sure! Here are some of the books that I've read so far this year...

Under the Never Sky.  This series was recommended to me and I enjoyed it very much. This author takes you to another world with a crazy adventure full of hardship and love. Aria was exiled from her home and now forced into a unfamiliar land. Scared and hopeless she meets Perry, an Outsider who shows here who she really is. Oh and Roar Perry's best friend is my favorite. Very good read.

Little Wolves. This was one of those random picks I found while browsing books on my Kindle. This story takes place in the 80's in the Minnesota prairies full of folklore and mythology. While a man seeks the truth about his murdering son who then commits suicide and a wife of a pastor who also returns to the same small town for unknown reasons. Both stories are intertwined and yes, there's wolves! It's a haunting story about deep dark secrets and about how far people go to reveal them. Must read. 

The Witch's Daughter. A three hundred and eighty-four year old witch meets a teenage girl and ends up teaching her things that she never though she would ever share. This book is full of magic and witchy stories. It took me a little while to get into this book but in the end I was glad I read it. 

So, it's not lie that I am a hopeless romantic. I love, love stories. The sweet happily ever after ones, tragic tearful ones and even the dirty spicy ones. Yes, I said dirty and spicy. Or even a combination of all of those in like, one book! In Hopeless, girl meets boy. Girl falls for boy even though she doesn't want to have the feelings she does but of course those feelings are uncontrollable. Girl ends up finding out boy isn't just a boy she randomly met but a boy with a secret. A secret that involves her. Oh snap! Crazy book. You have to read this book. Like now. I've already hooked two people. A super page turner and I even cried at the end. Yep. Me. Cried. 

Dark Places. Same author as Gone Girl. Gillian's writing style is amazing. Different view points while the time and place jumps back and forth. At first I was a little weird about having things jump back and forth but she does it in such a way that makes you think and wonder. It's almost like a puzzle and each page is another piece that you are trying to put together to figure out this crazy mystery. Libby was the only survivor when her family were all killed, well, except her older brother who killed their mom and two sisters. Or did he? Dark places totally says it all. 

Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite authors mostly of her books take place in the Pacific North West. Home. My first ever book I read of hers was Firefly Lane. Her books always build up so many emotions in me and I always relate to her stories in some way. Night Road was a beautiful tragic story about a mom who's world revolves around her twins Mia and Zach. Mia meets Lexi who become best friends. They grow up together and all three of them face challenges. And then something happens that chances all of their lives...I can't even say anymore! It's an amazing book. 

Have you read any of these? What are you reading now? I'd love to hear about it!


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