My Summer Reading List
A new report this week says digital book sales have surpassed book sales from brick-and-mortar stores for the first time in history.
I freely admit I am part of the digital world, but more importantly, I'm part of the reading world and will take my reads wherever I can get them. At any one time, I have at least three to five books that are in some stage of completion. I've posted my reading list(s) before but I keep getting emails about what I'm reading now. . .
So, without further delay, here is my Summer 2014 reading list:
1. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.
We all know by now that it is J.K. Rowling who wrote the book. It's obvious a girl wrote the book -- but that doesn't mean it is bad. This is the second in her series about a one-and-a-half legged private detective and his secretary. The struggling P.I. is trying to figure out who killed a not-so-famous author. This book won't change your world, but if you like Brit Lit, you'll be entertained.
2. Better Homes & Hauntings by Molly Harper.
There has to be mindless fun on every summer reading list, right? Molly Harper is pretty funny and her ghost story is more fun than fright. The real way to get through this book is by downloading the audio version. Amanda Ronconi is one of the best female narrators I've ever heard -- and that might be due, in large part, to the style of writing that just clicks with her delivery. This one is my "I'm doing yard work and need to listen to something that will make me not care that I'm doing yard work" book.
3. Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth.
If you have been watching the BBC tv series of the same name, you'll want to read the book. If you've ever wanted to know more about post WWII midwifery, you'll want to read the book. If you want to know what midwifery means (yes, it's a real word), go ahead. . .
4. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta.
I think I am reading this because the first two episodes of the HBO TV series are BOOOOOORING. I often try to get ahead of the game and read the book to see if I even WANT to invest the time with the TV show. My guess on this one is probably not. I'm about halfway through and it's mostly just really depressing thinking about how I would react if my family just vanished along with about 2% of the population of the world.
5. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
Ok, another misstep on my part to see if I want to watch the TV show based on the book. I'm about 1/3 way through the book . . . and now I don't want to finish it or start the TV show. I, being a person who doesn't give up, will continue with the book and try to pretend it is good. If you're a fan of vampire fiction, horror and apocalyptic events, you probably still will only kinda like this book.