Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What I'm Reading


A few weeks ago, I saw a blogger that I love (Joelle from Something Charming) post a "What I Am Reading" post, and when she described the kinds of books she was into and loved, I knew that we were on the same wave length. I love to read, and I love a book that has a story that sucks me in. A story that makes me not only know the characters as well as I know myself, but gets me inside their heads and feeling what they're feeling. I love a good intense, emotional, dramatic love story. The drama and the pain and the heartbreak in stories kills me but it also sucks me in. I can't do very many of those easy breezy light beach reads- I need the raw, real, emotional stuff---but I also need it to leave me with a happy ending. I need that happy ending. 

Lately, I've read three books that Joelle has recommend. I read Hopeless first, and I was HOOKED, hook, line and sinker. This book drew me in, because it was so much deeper than just girl meets boy, boy pursues her and breaks down her wall, and they live happily ever after. The ways their stories and lives intertwined is what was so heartbreaking but also beautiful and I don't want to say too much but this book was incredible and if you like emotional, intense books about l-o-v-e and family and more, this book is DEFINITELY for you.



Beautiful Disaster was also amazing, and I honestly read this book in 24 hours. I stayed up one night in Seattle while Ronnie slept because I couldn't put it down. Its about a girl who can't help but fall for a guy that she thinks is all wrong for her. The book seriously had me so angry and wanting to yell at the female main character, but thats also why I loved it. She was flawed so it was real and relateable to me. I was wrapped up in their lives much more than I care to admit.



Finally, the Sea of Tranquility was the most recent book I finished, and I lovedddddd it as well. It was different than a lot of books I read and that is why it was so good. I loved the way the author weaved in the past with the present, and the ending had me BAWLING in my car one day during my lunch hour. 

All of these books have some romance, but they have way more deeper underlying issues going on and thats what sucks you in. The story is about much more than girl meets boy and girl falls in love and they live happily ever after. SO MUCH MORE. And I feel like each one of these books have given me a little insight into myself, have caused me to feel more deeply than before. Is that weird? I don't care. I LOVE BOOKS. I especially love books that make me feel and think and cry, and laugh. That was these books. Read them. All.





7 comments:

  1. Do you have a Goodreads account? If so, I'd love to follow you! I'm in a book club and I'm always looking for great suggestions to use as my book pick!

    You should pick up any of Sarah Addison Allen's books, but my favorites are The Girl Who Chased the Moon and Lost Lake!

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  2. These books sound RIGHT up my alley! I might just have to order a couple new ones from amazon today. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  3. I can't wait until my school semester is up so I can get sucked into books I want to read again! These sound so good.

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  4. Beautiful Disaster sucked me in too! I read it in less than a day. I just read straight through, every 10 seconds I got, I was whipping out my phone to read on my Kindle. I only buy actual books, if I LOVED the book (so I can lend it out for people to borrow), I definitely bought Beautiful Disaster. :)

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  5. I loved this post!! I'm always looking for new material to read. :) Have you read the Divergent series?? SO good! Yes, I'm dying to know if you have a Goodreads account too!

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  6. Love this post! I will have to check these books out!

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  7. AHHH, love this. I am looking these books up. This makes me so happy!

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