Tuesday, February 11, 2014

On My Bookshelf

My absolute favorite past time is reading. I like any type of book, but mystery and dystopia books are my favorite. BUT LETS JUST LET IT BE KNOWN THAT NO BOOK WILL EVER BE BETTER THAN HARRY POTTER. I just had to put that out there.

Anyway, here is a list of what books I am currently obsessing over:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This book is soon to be a movie, so hurry up and get your hands on this one (because we all know the book is always better than the movie-always).  This book is fast paced and keeps you flying through the pages. The book features a married couple that loses their jobs in New York and is forced to move back to the husband’s small hometown. Soon after, the wife goes missing. In a unique turn, the narrative changes halfway through the book, which makes for a nice new perspective. Unlike many mystery novels where the reader can guess what the outcome is, this one keeps you on your feet until the very end.  

The Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Anyone who is a Hunger Games fan will like this series! Every time a series comes out that I love (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight..yeah I said it, I like Twilight) I am always depressed after and convinced that no new series will ever compare and I will be forever stuck in a reading rut. Not dramatic at all, right? HA! Anyway, this book is the next big series! In this dystopian version of Chicago, every teenager must make the choice of which “faction” to join when they turn sixteen. Each faction dedicates itself to a specific virtue (selfless, honest, brave, peaceful, and intelligent).  If you choose a faction different than the one you were raised in, you have to leave your family and start a whole new life. Can you imagine? This is one of those books where I sit there in awe at how brave the characters are. It's inspiring! This series is definitely going into my “forever favorites” vault!

Horns by Joe Hill. This book definitely has a dark twist to it, so be prepared to read some creepy stuff. The book follows Ig Parrish, who wakes up one morning after his girlfriend was found raped and murdered to discover that he has horns growing out of his head and devilish powers. Everyone he encounters begins to spill their darkest secrets to him, and it takes a toll on Ig. The book also follows the mystery of who murdered his girlfriend, and why he grew the horns in the first place. Like I said, this is not a happy read, but it really makes you think. If you like mysteries, you will enjoy this page-turner.

         *Okay after I wrote that review, I feel like a weird creep because it sounds so depressing. But this         book is also being made into a movie..starring Daniel Radcliffe! So technically my Harry Potter obsession is what inspired me to read this. ;)

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. My favorite devotional! It has a new devotion and a few short bible verses for everyday of the year. Its nice because each days devotion is only a page long and speaks in easy to understand terms, but is packed with so much inspiration! I love that it includes a few bible verses along with each day, so I can spend my day reflecting on them. I wake up 10 mins earlier everyday so that I can spend a little time reading this and reflecting on Gods word. It is such a positive start to each day, and a good reminder to keep God involved in your day and how you can do that! This book has really helped to guide me on my spiritual journey!

Now get to reading! xoxo

1 comment :

  1. I am trying to power through the last Game of Thrones book (who knows why it's taken me so long) before I read Gone Girl. I just have a thing with starting a book while I have another one incomplete. At this point it's going to be a summer read (I told myself that last summer)!