Monday, July 6, 2015

Reading Roundup

I've been on a roll.

Every book I've opened this summer has been a page-turner.  Don't you love when that happens? 

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Loved it from the first page.  Thrillers are not usually my go-to books but after reading this one I'm starting to wonder why the heck not.  If you liked Gone Girl, you should enjoy this one.

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks.

This one was totally creepy and unputdownable.  It's YA but I think this story would appeal to adults as well.  Some interesting themes here like, what would you do to survive if the odds weren't in your favor?  What kind of person would you become when you're at your most desperate?  I don't want to say too much or else I'd be giving too much away.

Check this one out.

Finally, I read Listen, Slowly by Thanha Lai.

This one is another YA but I believe it would appeal to middle-grade readers as well.  It's about a teen girl who returns to Vietnam with her grandmother to find her grandfather. 

I loved being in this setting and reading about the mystery concerning her grandfather. Very poignant.  I plan to read more from this author.


Well, it's a long, hot summer here in Arizona.  The monsoons have started.  There's rain and blowing dust almost every night.  Summer is kind of the Southwest's "cabin-fever" time, desert-style.  Time to stay inside where it's cool and read lots of good books (when I'm not writing). 

Hope you're having a great summer! If you happen to live near an ocean and cool breezes, allow me to live vicariously through you.  :)  At least until October.  Also, if you've got any fave books to recommend, feel free to mention in the comments.

2 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I remember summers in Arizona.
I'll visit the beach for you soon.

shelly said...

Florida has been hot as well. The Sun is equal to the oven. It will bake you if one is not careful.