Tuesday, December 27, 2011

read this


Hello lovelies! Did everyone have a great Christmas? I hope so! Mine was perfect. But unfortunately getting up for work this morning was a harsh reality. How many days till the next long weekend?(Four!)

I did lots of reading over my break and since I got a swanky new Kindle for Christmas, I thought I would share a few of my favorite books I've read lately... and then hope that y'all have a couple to share with me too!

  • Hunger Games Trilogy, Suzanne Collins
Let me just say that when I first heard people talking about these books I was hesitant because I thought they would be too much like Twilight... But, I am happy to say they are so, so much better than anything Twilight ever was. I read all three on our last vacation--couldn't put them down. Am now happily a fangirl who is counting down the days until the movie comes out. So yes, your friends were right--read the books. You can thank us later.

  • One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, Ann Voscamp
I'm sure I've written about this book before one here.... It's all about being thankful for what you have, living in the present, etc. I loved it. It was exactly what I needed when I read it, and I think it would make a great book to read at the first of the year. It's not a novel by any means, but Ann is such a great writer--you'll want to take notes.
  • The Lucky One, Nicholas Sparks
Well, let me just say that I read this after watching the hot, steamy trailer that is now out featuring Zac Efron for the upcoming movie. This one reads like every other Nicholas Sparks book you've ever read. And I'm not saying I didn't like it... but maybe the formula is getting a bit overdone for my taste? Not my favorite Sparks book, but I didn't hate it. It's quick and easy read which is great for vacations. Will go see the movie, if only to see Zac Efron. Just sayin'.

  • Delirium, Lauren Oliver
This is another one of those YA dystopia novels (similar to The Hunger Games triology) that I read just this past weekend. About a girl who falls in love in a society where love is "cured." Just trust me and read it. One of the best books I've read in a while. And bonus! It's also part of a trilogy. The only bad thing about this book is that the sequel doesn't come out until February. Bummer!

Alright... now what have you read lately? I can read pretty much anything, as long as it comes with a good recommendation. Also, do you have a Goodreads account? I update mine religiously, and always check out what others are reading. My name is just Annye if you want to check out my bookshelves.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't decided if I'm going to make a goal to read one book a week next year or not. It seems so daunting to try but I really miss devouring books and their stories!

    I love librarything since they give suggestions based on what you've rate things you've already read.