I do not know how I’ve been doing it (yes, I do…I stay up until 2 a.m. every single night!), but I have been on a roll with my reading. There are months that pass where I don’t manage more than a few issues of People Magazine, but then all of a sudden I get on a reading kick, and I can’t stop turning pages.
You are going to laugh, but even though I own a Nook, I prefer to read my books via Kindle on my tiny iPhone. My Nook is one of the originals, so it isn’t back-lit, which means reading at night or in the sun is difficult. Plus, if you factor in the 5,000 other bits of kid-generated minutia that fills my already 40 lb. purse, the last thing I want to do is lug around my Nook. So, until I win the lottery or find a kind benefactor interested in supporting the literacy efforts of a 40-something housewife by gifting her a Kindle Fire, iPhone it is.
Anyhoo, I just finished this book. Let me clarify - I tore through this book! Creepy, creative, suspenseful, and with an unsettling ending. Loved it! So much so that I promptly downloaded her earlier work, “Dark Places,” and read that in two days.
I’ve moved on to “The Fault in Our Stars,” which has been a literary darling for months and is apparently going to be made into a movie. Typically “made into a movie” are words that make me go running in the opposite direction of a novel, but in this case, the reviews seemed so earnest that I decided to give it a try. I began with trepidation, anticipating that it would have excessively quirky, self-congratulatory “Juno”-esque dialogue, but so far the voice of the novel has felt fairly sincere and the story line has been compelling. Part of me feels like I can guess where the plot is going to go, but the other part of me hopes that I’ll be pleasantly surprised by the end.
Also? Just between you and me? I am simultaneously reading the hard copy of “50 Shades of Grey” that my neighbor lent me.
And that friends, is my official review.
How about you? Any great books by your side this summer?