I was asked to recommend some good summer reading picks by some friends. And I have GOT to think about something other than my marriage for a little while.
Books have always been my escape from reality. For as far back I can remember I've loved to read. When I get into a good groove I can read a book a day. I'm not kidding. Remember, I don't sleep much.
I'll read just about anything from Harry Potter to crime dramas. The only thing I can't get into are what I call "trashy romance novels". You know those books with the buxom beauties and some long haired stud on the front in a passionate embrace? Just can't get into them.
I go in phases where I read a single type of book for a while. I recently came off a Chick Lit phase. I highly recommend Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. Pretty much anything from her is going to be good. Sophie Kinsella is another fave author. Her newest novel, Twenties Girl, was a definite thumbs up. Emily Giffin's Something Borrowed and Something Blue are both good ones. Read Something Borrowed first. The story begins there. She also has a new book coming out next month called Heart of the Matter.
Then there's the ever popular Jodi Picoult. I don't think I have read a book of hers yet that I didn't like.
I'm on a ghost stories kick right now. Particularly one's was some historical roots. An American Haunting: The Bell Witch is a good one if you're into that kind of thing. I have The Haunting of Hill House in my TBR (to be read) pile. It was originally published in 1959 and was made into a movie several years ago.
I'm searching out new books for my summer reading list so if anyone has any suggestions I'm open to them.