Friday, January 16, 2015

Books on My Nightstand

I tend to keep a pretty eclectic stack of books beside my bed. I always read 30 - 60 minutes prior to falling asleep and usually have a book with me wherever I go (just in case there is any down time or wait time). For Christmas my son gave me a Visa gift card and every single penny went to new books. I had found that over the past 3-6 months it was getting harder and harder to find books that would capture my interest and keep it. Every time I went to the library I would come home with a big stack and not finish a single book. To me it doesn't matter - adult or young adult fiction are winners. Here is a rundown of what I am reading and my thoughts so far:
The Message - I needed a new Bible and wanted something a little different than my NIV. So far I have used The Message for my nightly Bible reading time and like it, but I don't think I would use it for my main Bible all the time.
Gifted Hands - This is one of those cases where I have seen the movie before reading the book. Grace actually wants to read this one so I thought I would buy it and read it first then hand it off to Grace. I haven't started this one yet.
Gone Girl - It took me a while to get into to this one, but once I did I found it kind of fascinating and disturbing. I have not seen the movie on this one. This book might not be good for the faint of heart as far as language goes. Way too much foul language for my taste but I still couldn't put it down because I wanted to see how it all played out and ended.
Wicked Ways - Haven't started this one yet but Lisa Jackson is one of my authors that I revert to reading when I have nothing else and just don't want to have to think over anything to hard.
The Uglies Part 2 (Pretties) - I have just started Pretties, the second in The Uglies Series. The first book we are reading with our teenage daughters in a book club that meets once a month. The girls are still reading it and not really enjoying it. I like it but don't love it. I have already moved on to the next book because again I just want to see how it all plays out. I was surprised that the girls haven't liked it as it gets great reviews from both teens and adults.
On my kindle I am still reading a few titles as well, most recently Not a Fan for Teens because it was free. I also still have the third Outlander book that I started but trying to read a book that is between 500 and 1000 pages seems very daunting at the moment. After many months of not really enjoying reading and just going through the motions, it is great to have a few that I do look forward to each night before bed.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

I am reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It's really good.