Thursday, August 16, 2012

Good Reads

I have plenty on my plate and my to do list right now that I should have been very busy over the last few weeks. I say should have been, because despite all that I needed to get done, I've managed to ignore the mess and focus on "me time," which included lots of reading.

One of my favorite activities is getting lost in a good book, which in and of itself is mostly a good thing. My problem is that when I start a good book, I don't want to stop it until I'm finished and know how it ends. This results in many late nights and/or non-productive weekends as I focus only on reading. Cody usually gives me a look and tells me to go to bed, then has no sympathy for me the next day when I complain about how tired I am!

Here are a few books I've read recently that I would suggest adding to your list!

Loved Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel!  There are parts to it that give off a "The Help " feel, so if you enjoyed it you will definitely like this one. Someone mentioned to my mom that they had a hard time getting into it, but I certainly didn't experience that. I loved this book and will look for more from the author.

This is one that I almost felt guilty about liking so much. The Fault in Our Stars is written from the perspective of a teen with cancer. It's because of the cancer that you feel so bad laughing as you're reading it, but it's really a funny book. You will laugh more than you cry and despite the subject, walk away feeling refreshed.

Yes, it's really a book about apes.  And it's one of the most interesting books I've read. It's been a few weeks since I finished it so my passion has worn off, but I did end up googling the Bonobos apes after I read this book and even found a way to work them into my conversations. That really makes me sound like a nerd and probably doesn't inspire you to read Ape House: A Novel. It is such an interesting book though and I promise you you'll enjoy it! {plus, it's written by the same lady who wrote Water for Elephants: A Novel, which is another great book you need to read if you haven't. as always, the book was better than the movie!}

And in full disclosure, I also recently finished Ruby (Dakotah Treasures #1). I get an email with free Kindle downloads every day and this is where I found this book. My feelings on the book can be summed up in the fact that it took me a solid three weeks to finish this book. It's not that it was bad, I am just not really into books set in the Old West. If that's your thing though, you might enjoy this one! 

Now let's just pretend that my life isn't about to be consumed with a crying one that has a demanding three hour schedule.... have you read any good books recently that I should add onto my list?


disclosure:  affiliate links used. it's something new I signed up for and I'm not sure I'll stick with it, but it's something I'm testing out.  book opinions are all mine.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Abby,

    Thanks so much for reading my novel. I'm so glad you enjoyed CeeCee's adventures and appreciate your kind words!


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