Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Read These Books NOW!

I like to read...a lot. Most of the stuff I read is just fluff. There is no thought involved, and I usually have already forgotten what I've read by the time I've started on the next book. Sometimes you just need a little mindless reading. These are some books that I've read lately that have really stuck with me, and I think you  should read them too!

Wild by Cheryl Strayed is a memoir. I don't typically like works of nonfiction, but this book is the exception. After Cheryl loses her mother and basically loses contact with her entire family including her husband, she decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone with absolutely no experience hiking at all. The trail provides a healing experience as she grieves her mother's death. (It's not too terribly depressing otherwise, I wouldn't read it.) I could not put the book down.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is the absolute most creative book I've ever read. The detail and thought that went into the many descriptions of the circus is amazing. Not only is the writing wonderful, the story line pulls you in. I'm not even going to try and summarize the book because I won't do it justice. Just read it! I promise you won't be dissapointed.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is another book that sucked me in with its suspense. The viewpoint switches from the husband to the wife and it reads like a diary almost. Just when something is about to be revealed, she switches viewpoints on you. The wife ends up missing and the reader doesn't know whether the husband committed a crime or what happened to her. Believe me, you will love this book! I also read Dark Places by Flynn. It's so-so, but not as good as Gone Girl.

 I'm still having fun learning about taxes in Tampa.. whooo hooo! 

Linking up with  HeleneEmily, Kathleen, & Rachel.



anna lizbeth said...

loved the night circus. listened to the audio version on my roadtrip home for christmas last year! :)

Helene said...

I really want to read gone girl, I have heard so many wondeful things about it! thanks so much for linking up!

Brigid said...

Brigid said...

I just started Wild! (and was crying a little on the train to work this morning, the first chapter is a little heavy, right?)

I thought the Night Circus was brilliant and I LOVED Gone Girl. Damn girl, keep the suggestions coming = )