“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies..”
-George R.R. Martin
I’ve always loved to read. Losing yourself in a different world is how I best describe it. I’m passionate about traveling, learning about new cultures, putting myself in unthought of situations; all I can also do while engrossed in a new book.
I’ve done a few book reviews [like THIS one!] or [THAT one!], but thought I would take a different approach this post. I just finished my latest novel and wasn’t that impressed with it, so without boring you with a review as slow as the book, I’m deciding to opt out of that.
Then, the other day when I was catching up on one of my favorite fashion/life/decor bloggers from my hometown of Washington D.C., Katie, she did a post about books she was planning on reading and ones she was currently on. I loved this idea & decided to try it out for myself.
Currently, I have one book I’m in the middle of and two books on queue up next!
1. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult : I’m currently in the middle of this book and engulfed in the story. It takes place in New Hampshire and focuses on multiple different points of view surrounding a high school shooting. One of those view points is the young shooter, another being his old best friend, who also happens to be the judge’s daughter. It’s a gripping story with twists and turns of emotions; which, in all honesty, is not surprising since this is the author who wrote My Sister’s Keeper (ugly cry face).
2. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay : For a little while in college, I was double majoring in French. After learning my passion for writing, editing, as well as business communications, I needed to drop that major to pick up another. One of the best moments during my courses is when we watched a movie based off this novel. It’s told in two different points of view, 60 years apart on the anniversary of the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup (the French holocaust). It’s a painfully touching story and you learn so much about the personal side of this dark history. The movie was AMAZING so I cannot wait to read to book!
3. Little Bee by Chris Cleave : I’ve heard such great things about this book, but the story line is a mystery. Even on the back of the book it states: “We don’t want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn’t. And it’s what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you’ll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don’t tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.” Something about this mystery is extremely intriguing and I cannot wait to jump in!
Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts? Do you have any recommendations for me? I love finding new books to put on my queued up nightstand!