May Reads

Hello lovely knitters!

I am typically a big reader…usually in bed with my IPAD while everyone sleeps. I love reading. It helps me wind down from the day, turn off the tv and knitting brain, and settle into sleep. For a few months, I fell off the reading wagon…but now I am back on. Phew.

Whenever possible, I try to select e-books available from my local library, but they are quite limited on new releases. Thus I sometimes end up purchasing a book on Amazon. Regardless, I would recommend all the books I read this month.

It took me a while to get through My Sunshine Away, mainly because I only read a chapter at a time due to time limitations. I finally got hooked and spent a few early mornings quietly in bed while Reed was still asleep, flipping through the final chapters with great intrigue.

The Knockoff just came out last week. I saw it on a list of recommended summer beach reads in one of the Glamour-esque magazines. I liked it and finished within a week. The plot was shallow, but the main character still had depth, which I appreciated. Good for a summer beach book.

I randomly came upon The Art of  Hearing Heartbeats on Amazon for a good price. I really liked this book. Apparently it was written in German and is just now getting traction in the US. Much of the book occurs in Burma, and I have always had a crush on that exotic and faraway land. I love books with international setting….allows me to pretend I might actually be able to leave my local county (yes county, not country) someday.

 I totally admit I bought Pretty Ugly because US Weekly claimed Jennifer Garner was reading it and loving the book. I ADORE Jennifer Garner. I keep meaning to get one of those credit cards she is always raving about (paid sponsorship) JUST because I love Jennifer Garner. And I HATE credit cards. My crush on her is simply that bad. Pathetic. Regardless, I liked the book. Snarky. I think snark is a highly underrated virtue and am constantly aspiring to increase my own talent for producing good snark. Slow progress thus far. Humph.

Of course The Girl on the Train. It was finally my turn on the library waiting list. I was fairly distracted when I read it and all of the sudden was pulled into the plot. It was very Gone Girl-esque. You’ve probably already heard or read.



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  • Reply Talya May 27, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    In case you are not a member of Goodreads, there are several groups on there devoted to library ebooks and audiobooks. There are also libraries that have memberships for people not in their service area. So if say the Houston library has a better selection than yours- that yearly fee may be worth it.

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise May 28, 2015 at 11:06 am

    nice selection of books! I want to read that girl on a train book, looks good.

  • Reply knittedblissjc May 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    ooh, I admire your prolific reading! I also really want to read Pretty Ugly and Girl on the Train- nice to hear that you recommend both of them!

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