Books, Books and more Books!
Above are some of my old vintage books I got from a local festival a few years ago. I love old books. Honestly, I don’t read half of them… but I love them for photo sessions and for other crafting ideas! But, I do read… usually on my Kindle or iPad though. So, I thought I’d share one of my favorite sites/apps today. Good Reads! It’s a great site to keep track of all the books you’ve read, loved, hated and wish to read in the future. It never fails that I find a book, forgot to write it down and can never remember what book it was.
So, what have I read recently? Here’s a list and a little input to what I thought. I’m pretty brutal but just being honest!
- Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll): I wasn’t a fan at all. The movies make it a much more enjoyable story line. The book is beyond confusing. Not my style.
- Gossip Girl (Cecily von Ziegesar): I’m currently on book #4. I’m getting bored and I’ve honestly been trying to read this book for over 8 months. It’s a never ending, boring story line.
- Twilight SAGA (Stephanie Meyer): I read this a few years ago (Before the movies were even thought of). I thought they were a good book series but unfortunately I do believe the movies have ruined what they were.
- The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Stephanie Meyer): I honestly thought this would be a bad book just because well everyone knows the ending. But surprisingly enough it was a great read. I really enjoyed it and watching Eclipse afterwards really gets to you. She’s such a small, simple character in the Twilight SAGA and this really makes you think twice about all “small” characters in any movie or book series.
- By the Light of the Moon (Dean Koontz) : I’ve always been a Koontz fan and this one definitely keeps you wondering (like all of his books) til the very end.
- Chasing Harry Winston (Lauren Weisberger) : I gave it 4 stars. It’s a good read. A great book for just sitting back and relaxing especially if you like a girly book. Also, it has a few little twists that you wouldn’t expect from the title alone.
- Dead is the New Black (Marlene Perez) : I read this a few years back and thought it was pretty horrible. I’ve since seen that she has multiple books that go along with the series. I’m kind of curious to see how she got a story line to continue when it barely was there in the first book.
- Dreamland (Sarah Dessen) : If you have ever been to the young adult book section then you know Sarah Dessen is a pretty big deal. This book was good. I typically enjoy books that I can personally relate to/understand what the characters are going through or can place myself in the story line but this was a little difficult for me. It was a great book and would be great inspiration for someone going through a horrible relationship or someone who knows someone who is.
- The Luxe Series (Anna Godbersen) : The first 3 were amazing. Okay, amazing is an understatement. I loved them. Great story line, great suspense. Just wonderful! You can really get into all of the characters. The 4th ruined – everything – I’ll leave it at that. A lot of people enjoy the ending. I personally hated it along with two other friends that were reading the series at the same time as I was. Such a disappointment.
- Harry Potter Series (JK Rowling) : I didn’t start reading these til 2008 and I soared through them. As most of you probably already know, they are great. Simply put. I loved them. And I can proudly say that I read each and every one of them before watching the movies!
- LA Candy Series (Lauren Conrad) : Lauren is amazing. She’s the whole package if you ask me! She’s going everything going for her and she’s such an inspiration! Her books were amazing as well. Well written and a cute story line.
So, there’s a small recap of some of the books I’ve read and thought I’d share. What’s next for me? Here’s a list of the books I look forward to reading in the near future…
- The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
(I just started this recently and so far I’m enjoying it. I’m not sure if it’s really my type of book but it’s good.)
- The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
- Bran Hambric – Kaleb Nation
- Odd Thomas series – Dean Koontz
- The Darkest Evening of the Year - Dean Koontz
- Watchers - Dean Koontz
- The Husband - Dean Koontz
- The Host – Stephanie Meyer
- Pledged (I started to read this but never finished) – Alexandra Robbins
- The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
- Macbeth (I read in HS & loved it) – Shakespeare
- Pretty Little Liars Series (Love the show!) – Sara Shepard
- The Carrie Diaries – Candace Bushnell
- Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
- Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
For a full list of everything I’ve read and look forward to reading, make sure you check out my Good Reads profile here.
Next thing in the book world for me? I want to try iBooks. I’m curious to see the difference between that and the Kindle. I think eventually I will stick with Kindle just because I can read that on my kindle, iPad or iPhone.