I do love the classics, To Kill A Mockingbird is my absolute favorite with East of Eden and Frankenstein tying for second. However, I find that now a days I choose books that are a little lighter. This summer I got some new books to read and wanted to share my list with you.
The majority are Young Adult books. I consider them a vacation for my head from my everyday reality. My oldest son recommended The Lightening Thief to me because he knew how much I liked The Harry Potter series. So far I’m really enjoying it. I was actually reading it to my youngest but he decided he’d rather read Calvin and Hobbes so I’m on my own with this one now.
I’m reading The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella because well, it’s Twilight related and I loved the four main books… how could I not read this one? On a completely unrelated, non-book note, I cannot wait for the Eclipse movie to come out. I am slightly obsessed… but that’s okay! (at least that’s what I keep telling myself).
I read the first four books of The Vampire Diaries series (The Awakening, The Struggle, The Fury, and Dark Reunion) and really enjoyed them so I decided to continue on and have The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall next on my list. I decided to read them after watching the TV show. If you’ve watched the show but not read the books, let me tell you this – totally different!
The last two vampire books are not Young Adult. I was talking with a lady at our local bookstore and she suggested them. I said it would be nice to read something more *ahem* adult and these are the two she suggested. After so many young adult books, I’m looking forward to something a bit more grown up. I plan on reading A Kiss of Shadows and Guilty Pleasures.
Last but not least is The Lovely Bones. This one has been in my library queue for what seems like forever. I thought the movie looked intriguing so I decided I wanted to read it before I watched it. I’m thinking after all this time (and waiting!) I should just have went ahead and bought it.
If your looking for books to read – or a place to get ideas for something new - I recommend checking out GoodReads. There are lots of different ways to find something that might interest you, it’s actually very cool. What about you out there in blogland? Any good books on your to read list?