I am so super excited about the reading list for this month!!
Hopefully, you’ve been reading along over the Summer and enjoyed at least a few of my choices (I know…the Gone Girl ending sucked bad…but you that booked sucked you in, just admit it). I’ve decided to keep the reading lists going all year because honestly, I am always looking for good books to read.
It really helps when you have someone pointing you in the right direction because there are SO. MANY. BOOKS.
The ones I chose for this month all sound so good, and I think we will love them.
No Easy Day by Mark Owen
I know this is kind of a scandi choice, but ultimately, I couldn’t NOT include it. Not only am I curious, but it’s also an important piece of history. The author said on 60 Minutes that most of the proceeds would be going to charities that help victims of 9/11, so that further motivates me to buy this book.
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
I recently came across this book in a bookstore and put a note in my phone to remember for later (I know…I’m so tacky). I finally downloaded a sample on my Nook and loved it immediately. Apparently the movie Simon Birch (which I’ve never seen) is loosely based on this, but all I know is this will probably end up being one of the best books I’ve ever read.
This book is undoubtedly unlike most books you will ever read — the writing style is witty and fun and entertaining, and the characters are so amazingly interesting. I could try to describe the plot…but you’d get a better idea by reading the synopsis HERE. Trust me when I say READ THIS!!
Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff
Lee Woodruff is a journalist for CBS News and wife to Bob Woodruff, who was co-anchor of ABC World News and nearly killed while covering the war in Iraq. Needless to say, this woman knows a lot about love and loss and deep emotion. However — I am usually skeptical of “celebrity novels”, especially when they are attempts at fiction.
The story and reviews on this book sound amazing though. It is the story of a woman named Maura, how her life changed in an instant, and the guilt and secrets that revolve around her son’s death. No doubt this book will make me cry ugly tears, but I also think it will be really, really good.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
This is another book that I just couldn’t NOT include. It’s the first post-Harry Potter book for J.K. Rowling, and it’s for adults!! The plot sounds good, and if her imaginative and fun writing style carries over to this book like it did the Harry Potter series, I know I will love it.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the selections this month and suggestions for future lists!!