Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Something Good to Read

A few months ago some friends started a book club and it has been such a treat! I really love it! My brain has felt mushy lately because I'm not working and spend my days with a 2 year old (whom I LOVE) but I never really have to THINK about anything. With that said, I love my book club! We have read some amazing books that I think EVERYONE should read.


Number 1: The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games and Catching Fire) If I tried to describe to you what the book was about you wouldn't want to read it... but it is seriously one of the BEST freaking books I have ever read! There are some slight similarities to the Twilight series, but Hunger Games in my opinion is about 100x better! Yea that's right... BETTER THAN TWILIGHT! I said it! There is a 3rd book to the series that is due to come out August 24, 2010 and I seriously cannot wait! Ben even read these books. Usually he is a SUPER SLOW reader but he couldn't put these books down and read them fairly quickly!

Number 2: The Help by Kathyrn StockettThis book is not at all what I thought it was going to be. It's a great story that makes you want to get off your bum and do something productive.

Number 3: The Summer Kitchen By Lisa WingateThis book is pretty much like The Help - completely different story but it makes you want to help others.
Another good read along the lines of The Help and The Summer Kitchen is A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick. All three books are written similarly and I couldn't put them down!

Right now I'm reading The Time Traveler's Wife and it is pretty good, but has some choice words that are necessary... which makes me bummed. Won't make me HAVE TO read list.
I'm seriously obsessed with reading right now so if you have any great book suggestions please let me know! Also a great site is goodreads.com

6 comments:

Bliss & Gary said...

I also like to search for new good reads on Amazon. Just find your recent favorite book and peruse the suggested books at the bottom of the screen.

Melody said...

My husband and I both LOVED Hunger Games and Catching Fire! I can't wait for the next book to come out! And you're right...you can't explain it in a way to do it justice.

I hear there's going to be a Hunger Games movie. Can you imagine the rating if it's true to the book?! Are you rooting for Gale or Peeta?

Jeff & Nicole said...

Oooh, LOVED hunger games. And I can't decide which guy I want her to end up with. They are both so awesome... Your thoughts??!!
Also, thanks for the new suggestions. I'm always looking for something good to read. One of my all timefavorites is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is sad and difficult to get throgh sometimes (as it is written about WWII) but I reallyloved it.

Jeff & Nicole said...

ps you are such a cute prego lady!! I can't believe your baby is due next month already! Crazy!!

Erin Hoy said...

FYI - I LOVE Peeta!

Don't get me wrong Gale is a good guy... I just LOVE Peeta! :)

stefanie said...

You should totally read The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen! Really, really good!