I cant believe that my blog has been up for over a month and I have neglected to post about books! I am an avid reader. I think I developed this love of books in part because I am a extremely clumsy and so sports were not really “my thing”. I have an uninterrupted two hour window each day during my commute to/from work where I am able to read and I love it.
Some noteable books that I have read this past year have been:
The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
This was a fabulous book and it also helped me to discover Marian Keyes as an author. She has about ten other books out that I quickly devoured. Watermelon (another book about the Walsh Sisters) was hilarious and my favorite. If you have not read any Marian Keyes books you should start with that one.
Broken Harbour by Tana French
Broken Harbour is much like Gone Girl in that it is a bit dark, mysterious and you wont be able to put it down. It is the fourth in a series by Tana French but I read it first because I was unaware of the other three when I received this recommendation. I read all her books after this one and it wasn’t a big deal that I read them out of order. They were all still fabulous. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series that is supposed to be released this Summer.
My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster
This is Jen Lancaster’s latest installment. She is hilarious, witty, sarcastic and a great writer. That being said, this book was not my favorite. If this was her only book, I probably would have loved it but it isn’t and I know she can do better. I almost feel like she just phoned the last few books in. I preferred Bitter is the New Black and Pretty in Plaid. If you have not read a Jen Lancaster book you should start with those.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
I loved this book! It was sharp, heartwarming, and so entertaining. When I started reading it, I thought it was going to be a shallow book that tried to capitalize on Seattle’s trendy Mommy scene. I was totally and pleasantly wrong. I also learned a few facts about Antarctica in the process (which was an added bonus.) This may have been my favorite book of the year.
Currently, I am without a book. That’s a scary thought. What have you read this year that you absolutely loved and wish to share with me? What have you heard good things about that you cant wait to dig into?