‘Tis the season — the season for chatting about books, I say! I’ve been a bit lazy about logging my reads over at Goodreads during the last few months but I’m in the process of playing catch up.
I love that site!
I thought I’d share the cliffs notes of what I’ve been reading, what’s on my nightstand, and what’s waiting for me on the shelf.
1. Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes
This was a super quick read about a psychologist and a British serial killer. It’s one of those books that – yes, is a bit problematic when you get to the end – but man, WHILE YOU’RE READING IT – is awesome. I don’t know if the font was just large but it only took about a day and a half to get through. Worth it!
2. The Expats by Chris Pavone
Spy novel meets thriller full of suspense – this whole book felt like a movie. Again, the ending was a bit problematic, but I found the pacing and the energy of the book made me overlook it.
3. A Twisted Ladder by Rhodi Hawk
HRMPH. This book did such a GREAT job of creating a gothic, southern New Orleans setting, but the story itself was just a hot mess. I want a good moody book about the south that is AWESOME. Suggestions?
4. Quiet Mind: A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation by Susan Piver
Because my mind is NEVER quiet. I enjoy Susan Piver and her perspective. I don’t really enjoy meditation (but I think I need to try! ha!) I picked this up at the library because it looks like a good, quick, instructional read. So far, so good.
5. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
I am totally reading this book because I love the cover. Also because lots of folks whose book advice I trust have said they think I’ll love it. I’ll keep you posted.
6. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
This month’s book club pick. Our book choices have been all over the place this year, but I’m so happy we are still doing it because I’ve read some books this year I’d never pick up. Oh, reading this reminds me of this video. I’ve been really enjoying Ashley’s You Tube Channel Climb the Stacks and her general book talk. Do you know of any other people talking books on You Tube you could recommend?
7. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I asked and YOU answered. A couple of weeks ago when I did a little call out for books as addicted as that damn Twilight series (I know, I know I’M SORRY. IT’S AWFUL) this book was by far the most popular recommendation. Naturally I hit up Amazon immediately.
8. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
This was another popular recommendation via email and in the comments of that last post. I’ve thought about reading this for years but have heard mixed reviews. I think this is the perfect season to finally dive in and see what I think.
9. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
So this book is on just about every Best of 2013 list I’ve read this year. Looks heavy, but like it will probably be great. Have you read it?
So tell me, what have you been reading?