Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Once upon a time, not too long ago, I used to lay in bed at night with my iPhone in hand looking at social media. I would see something upsetting in the world or hurtful to me (you know social media has a way of making you feel like crap sometimes) and I would be up all night long. It's sad that I would let these things effect me but that's just how I'm wired. So, I decided to take up reading again. I learned to love reading 10 plus years ago when I lived with my Granny. She read all the time and had so many books that I just started reading them. Lots of LaVyrle Spencer, John Grisham, Danielle Steel, and Nicholas Sparks. There were many evenings during the 18 months that I lived with her that we would lay in silence in her bed and read for hours. I loved that time with my Granny. Makes me miss her so much just thinking about it.

Over the years, my tastes have changed. I definitely love a good suspensful book (one that keeps me turning the pages and looking forward to what's going to happen next when I have to put it away) my favorite author right now is probably-don't judge-Gillian Flynn, (insert stressed-face emoji), but I'll just about read anything and now my books kind of depend on how much they cost on Amazon. I recently took over Elle's Kindle (she was grounded from it for a couple of weeks and I started reading on it) and love it. I read a book a week so that can get pricey, so my rule is $3.99 or less, so I've read some doozies. Ha. The last book I read, The Ladies Room by Carolyn Brown, was sooooooooo cheesy but it was good a lighthearted read. I did catch myself laughing out loud a couple of times at how ridiculous parts of it were.


I'm currently reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (I splurged and paid a little more for it). It's so good but a very intense read. It's taking me a little longer to read. I am a slow reader in the first place but this is a heavy book with a lot of content and while it is super interesting it is equally as disturbing. There have been a few nights that I've been reading that I just literally could not go on. I really look forward to seeing the movie soon. Hopefully I'll finish the book in time to see it in the theater.

Here are some ebooks on my Amazon Wish List that I am just waiting for the price to drop a bit on them so I can purchase them. Some of them I might have to buy anyway because I'm dying to read them.


I recently saw that this book was going to be a movie. WITH BRADLEY COOPER! So I definitely want to read it. And then see the movie. Do you like reading a book before seeing a movie? I do! I kind of have this weird thing about it. Like it's hard for me to see a movie before I've read the book. I do it all the time, but then I always have to read the book afterward.


I cannot get enough of Liane Moriarty. Her writing style is so unique and keeps me wanting more. I have several of her books on my wish list but this is the next one I want to read. I've read What Alice Forgot, Three Wishes, and Big Little Lies. All so good!


Wild. I saw this movie last week and never wanted it to end. It was so uplifting and inspiring. Heart-wrenching, heartwarming and heartbreaking. I absolutely loved it and now I have to read the book.


Gone with the Wind. I've never read it and really think I need to. It's a classic after all and so many people's favorite book so a definite must at some point in 2015!


I recently read a blog post about books to read in 2015 that are being turned into movies. Far from the Madding Crowd and Paper Towns were both on the list and cheap ($5 for both!) for Kindle so I purchased them and plan to read them next.

I would LOVE to know your favorite artists and books are must read! Please (I'm pleading with you. HA!) leave me a comment letting me know. I'm always on the hunt for the next good book :) while I patiently wait for Gillian Flynn's next masterpiece.



  1. Randomly stumbled on your blog years ago (the old one). (I went to Arkansas, so there is a connection there.) Anyways, I read your blog on occasion and had to comment on this post! I love books! Ok, Serena is good. I think I was able to check it out on ebooks through my local library. See if yours has that resource. It's amazing if they do!! Free ebooks! Some other books I have enjoyed recently: Those who Save Us, Quiet, March by Geraldine Brooks, BossyPants, I was a really good mom before I had kids... I could go on and on. I'm really wanting to read Amy Poehler's new book.

    1. THANK YOU!! I've added all these to my wish list! :)