Confession: There is no way I will read as many books as I did last year. I blame that on the honeymoon, because I powered through four or five or something crazy while I was chillin’ in The Bahamas. I have managed to knock out a few books this summer, though. Please note that in Atlanta, summer actually starts in May. Or whenever things aren’t covered in yellow pollen anymore.
So far, this summer I have completed three books and I’m in the middle of three. I am totally one of those people who book hops. But I have a good reason.
Here’s what I’m reading now:
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5) by Charlaine Harris
Will I ever finish this series? Not likely. I have a tendency to read a few chapters of this and then bounce to something more light-hearted, because Sookie is depressing. SHE IS SO DEPRESSING. Ugh. Stop it, Sookie. I also get really confused when True Blood comes back on, because the books and the show don’t even have the same characters alive and dead. Is that a spoiler? I’m sorry if it is. Whatever. I’ll be reading these books until I’m 50.
Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons (Rose Gardner Mysteries #2) by Denis Grover Swank
I’m completely reading this book because I already started the first one and I have this weird urge to complete series when I start them. Which probably contributes greatly to my TV addiction. It’s cute, and worth the cheap price or free if you use Amazon prime.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs
I’m actually reading this one for Kelly’s Blogger 2 Blogger Book Club, so that explains why there’s a third book on my currently reading list. I’ve just barely started the first chapter, but man oh man does this one seem creepy. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to read this at night. I’ll read it on the car on the way to the beach this weekend!
And now, for the actual achievements of the summer, the whopping three books that I’ve completed:
The One and Only by Emily Giffin
If you’ve read this, please, PLEASE comment and tell me if you were kind of grossed out by this book as well. I have always loved Emily Giffin books, and as much as I wanted to find the romance in this one, I just couldn’t really. Ew.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
As much as everyone raved about this book, I didn’t expect to like it, based on the summary I read. I was pleasantly surprised once I couldn’t put it down. That twist halfway through really shocked me. Also, Amazing Amy reminded me of a certain blogger. Does that weird you out? Yeah, it was probably you.
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mysteries #1) by Denis Grover Swank
I totally grabbed this book because it was free on Amazon and I needed some relief after the seriousness of Gone Girl. Also, these books have some serious Southern dialect happening in them, so if that bothers you, steer clear. I honestly feel like it’s a bit of overkill. Like, really, even my South Georgia relatives don’t talk like that.
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