I’ve been stocking up on a lot of books lately and reading as much as I possibly can. This is something I haven’t done in quite some time, but I’m happy to be back in the habit.
About a month ago, a few of my friends and I decided that we would start a book club, and I’m so glad that we did. It has reignited my thirst for literature and helped me to rediscover my love of reading.
I love books. I always have. There’s something incredibly enchanting about them, and although reading was something I struggled with in my younger years (and still sometimes do), I’ve always known that it was something I needed to do.
I fall in and out of the habit of reading regularly as my life ebbs and flows. The last time I can remember reading as much as I am reading now (fiction books anyway) was back in 2015, when I was really into the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
I mostly listen to audio books, because lets face it, my time is limited, but I do have a few physical books that I’m actually reading. I think the consumption of fiction, literature and non-fiction alike is good no matter how you do it, but I think taking the time to actually read is important too.
The first book that we read in book club (which we refer to as our “Coven”) was, The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood.
I would love to give this book a raving review right here and now, but I find that I’m actually quite bad at writing book reviews. I enjoyed the book. It was a page-turner, and the style in which it was written was very interesting. It definitely added to the quality of the read. I’ll leave it at that.
Other books that I’ve recently read or listened to include:
- On Writing by Stephen King
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling
- Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
I really enjoyed all of them and would recommend any of them to anyone who is looking for their next read.
Mindy is hilarious and I just lover her sense of humor; I’m pretty sure I’m in love with Stephen King; Marissa Meyer hits the nail on the head with her collection of short stories from the world of the Lunar Chronicles; and Lois Lowry’s story about a false Utopia is eerie, intriguing, and emotional
At the moment I’m listening to Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone (which of course I read as a kid, but I’ve been wanting to revisit the Harry Potter books, so I am) and my current Coven read is The Devil in the White City.
I’m not particularly excited about this Coven read, but of course, I’m willing to give it a chance. We’ll see how it goes.
Have you read anything interesting lately? Have any suggestions for me? Share your favorite or current reads in the comments below!
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