Monday, September 17, 2012

On the Nook Shelf

I have been doing some serious reading this summer and plan to continue to do so in to the fall.

Let's talk about what I've been reading so you can download to your Nook (or Kindle) and read as well!

I finished The Fallen Series in a matter of a week. It's definitely in the Young Adult category.
The fourth book is Rapture, which isn't pictured. 
From the Barnes & Noble website:
There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce—and goes out of his way to make that very clear—she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
These four books were easy reads.When I finished one, I couldn't wait to start the next one. A true battle of good vs. evil. Disney has picked up the rights to all four books so at some point they will be in a theater near you.

I recently read Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Sounds like a crazy book and it is. As one review described it, it is one of the most fascinating depictions of american history. Lots of the historical facts were legit, so much so that I found myself asking Ryan if this certain facts were true and I did a good bit of Googling of good ole Honest Abe. Obviously I know that Abe wasn't hunting vamps or was he? but it made for a fascinating read. This book was recently released in the movie form.

Where We Belong  is also in my "recently read" category. I loved this book! Such an easy read and it touched my heart. I read it in a matter of a couple of days. I love a book that it fresh and relevant and this one is. The characters were so easy to relate to and had such a realness about them (if that makes sense).  Download this one today. You won't regret it.

From Good Reads:
Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her.

This past week/weekend I finished off  the first two books in Janet Evanovich's Lizzy and Diesel Series. The first book in this series is, Wicked Appetitie.

From Goodreads:
Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston’s North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down—and his criminal mastermind cousin Gerewulf Grimorie. The black-haired, black-hearted Wulf is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn’t always better, as they battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins.

The second book is Wicked Business. In the second book Lizzy and Diesel are on the hunt for the relic representing the deadly sin of lust. Both books were a lot of fun.

Up next on my reading list is Gone Girl. I've seen on several blogs where people are reading this thriller and loving it. I'm hoping it's as good as I've heard.

If it all that it's cracked up to be I will let you know!!

I set a goal to read at least 35 book in 2012. To date at I'm at 23. I keep up with what I've read and plan to read on Goodreads. It's fun way to stay up-to-date on what books are popular and most importantly to be able to read reviews.

Now, go download a few books. As the weather is beginning to cool down it's the perfect time to do a little casual reading. 

Also, please feel free to make any suggestions! 

1 comment:

Katie Beth Owens said...

I have "Gone Girl" on my radar too! I just finished the first book of the upcoming series, Crossfire: It was really juicy and has been compared to Fifty Shades of Grey. I am waiting on the next one to release Oct 1st!

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