Confession: I am a sporadic reader.
Months will go by where I don’t have a book, and then I’ll find a good one, remember how much I love reading and plow through a bunch. Are you like that? It would be nice if I could be more consistent and make my brain work a little for entertainment and yet this cycle of not reading/reading continues.
One thing that helps is to have a good list of book recommendations – so I’m here to day to share some recent reads with you to add to your reading list.
Note: my book preference leans heavily toward fiction – stories about historical events or people are great – and when authors can weave separate character story lines into one, I’m especially happy. Each of these books meet these criteria.
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Anything by Kate Morton is great. This one is my favorite of hers.
Far Outside the Ordinary by Prissy Elrod
A sweet memoir about marriage and loss and love.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer + Annie Barrows
I fell in love with the characters and didn’t want this one to be over! Plus, it’s semi-historical fiction so you feel like you’re learning something new about the impacts of WWII.
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Another WWII setting and so, so rich in language, story, characters, depth and beauty. Read it.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Mont Kidd
Slavery, friendship, the early women’s rights movement … a good book based on true characters and events.
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
I like when stories go from two different time periods – and this one was great. Another one about slavery, friendship, justice with characters you miss when the book ends.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Cute story. Makes you think. There’s a sequel I want to read to hear another side of the story.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Light-hearted, smartly written, romantic comedy in book form – from the voice of a grown man with odd social behaviors and humorous approach to life. I like this one and just discovered there’s a sequel. Will be reading it shortly.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I picked this up just a few days ago and couldn’t stop. From the author of What Alice Forgot (have you read it? So good.) and I maybe even like this one more. I’m reading another by her next. I guess I have a thing for Miss Moriarty’s writing style.
What are your favorite recent reads? Please share in the comments below …