Are they still called 'books' if they're digital files you've read on your kindle?
I'm still very much enjoying my kindle, mostly for its convenience. I do miss the feel of real books and turning real pages though. But back to the good stuff. All of the books I've read thus far have been borrowed from the library and I'm not close to running out of options. I always have a book I'm reading and another ready to go. The thought of buying a book through Amazon, unless it costs $.99, and being limited on how I can lend it to others kind of fills me with rage. I recently discovered that Amazon has a kindle unlimited option, which seems appealing to me. I'm keeping it in mind.
I want to mention one of the benefits I discovered when we went to New Hampshire back in July. When we put the kids to bed while away from home, we turn the lights down, the TV is off and the adults act like we are going to sleep too. After the kids fall asleep, assuming we haven't fallen asleep as well, we'll read or check whatever needs checking on our phones. I loved how I was able to lay on my side on the bed with the kindle propped up, the light turned low and read to my heart's content without disturbing anyone.
Since my post back at the end of June, here's what I've read:
We Are Water
The Invention of Wings
Water for Elephants
The Weight of Blood
I'm currently reading The Kept by James Scott.
While I really liked The Hunger Games trilogy, I found that the Divergent series had what I felt The Hunger Games was missing. I liked knowing that that they were in Chicago. When reading The Hunger Games, I found myself trying to figure out where in the U.S. they were. I was kind of obsessed with it, actually. I did find the relationships/love in both series to be awkward, which I suppose goes with the young adult category.
I do like Gillian Flynn's books and writing style (Dark Places and Sharp Objects) but they can be dark. As was The Weight of Blood, the writing of which was very similar.
I really liked Water for Elephants. Thank you for the suggestion! My favorite book above, without a doubt, was The Invention of Wings. That was most definitely 5 stars. Orphan Train was also 5 stars. I have a love for historical fiction.
Okay, so Paper Towns. . . my first John Green book. While I liked his writing style, this was probably the first "young adult" book I've read that was most definitely young adult. The subject matter, plot, etc was a bit meh for me. I also did not care for the ending at all and I'm usually one who prefers the non-typical ending. On a positive note, I did find it interesting to learn what a paper town is.
Here are a few books I've stumbled upon and added to my reading list:
The Paris Wife
The Handmaid's Tale
The Dressmaker - Kate Alcott
The House Girl
The Kitchen House
What She Left Behind
Read on, my friends. Read on!