As most of you know, I work in a library. On the reg, people tell me about how they read 100 books a year. Well, I definitely do not read 100 books a year. Maybe I read 30 books a year. 45 in a good year. In fact, I can go 2 or 3 months without reading anything expect blog posts. I’m currently in a reading season so I thought I would share some of what I’ve been reading in the past month and a half.
My pastor always says “Readers are Leaders” which makes sense, but I’m not sure if it applies when you’re reading about Amish people fighting the undead. So… here’s what I’ve been reading lately: 1. The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle. Whew. YA novel about a young Amish woman who discovers a new evil in the outside world. I’ll confess, I’ve read some of those Amish lady novels… and I didn’t even hate them. This book is the perfect blend of a middle-aged-lady-amish novel and a YA paranormal romance novel. So… I basically loved it.
2. The Outside by Laura Bickle. Sequel to The Hallowed Ones. I’m in the middle of this one, but so far it’s been pretty good.
3. Love Does by Bob Goff. I was able to see Bob Goff speak at Catalyst in the beginning of October, and I actually thought he was a little bit crazy… but in the greatest way. I highly suggest this book!
4. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. I’m a huge Gladwell fan! This book is incredibly insightful but still simplistic enough for a lay person (like myself) to understand. Definitely check this one out!
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. I started the series when I was in 8th grade. 8TH GRADE, you guys!! I’ve read the Harry Potter series several times, but it’s been probably 5 years or so since I’ve read the first 3. I love starting from the very beginning!
6. Pawnee, the Greatest Town in America by Leslie Knope. This was a gift from one of my favorite friends, Jenna. We’ve recently been watching through old seasons of Parks and Rec, so I picked this up for some light evening reading. It’s SO much funnier than I even remember!
7. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond. I’ve been reading the Pioneer Woman blog for about 4 or 5 years now (thank you, April, for the introduction!) and I always get super excited anytime she has a new book come out. Ree’s cook books are awesome because she includes LOTS of pictures. We made her broccoli cheese soup last weekend.
What have you been reading lately? Any suggestions for me?