Thursday, July 1, 2010

To Read or Not To Read

A while ago I posted a blog with a list of books to read your kiddos that might not have necessarily been considered "main stream" books. I figured now was as good a time as any to make a post for everyone over the age of 18 as well.

Now, when I say that, I don't mean that it's an "adult" (in the naughty sense) post. What I mean is these books are for grownups. :-P Since I consider myself one, I thought you might like to take a look at what I've been reading recently. Just incase you're bored and looking for something to take up space on your bookshelves for a while.

These 4 are truly amazing books. I accidentally bought the 3rd one first.... and had no idea what was going on. So then I bought the 1st one and finished reading it... only to realize there was a 2nd one as well. So of course, had to get them all. Not your typical Faerie stories. Which made for a "refreshing" read. Just finished reading Radiant Shadows. I wasn't sure I was going to like it as much as the first 3 because it was a departure from the characters I had gotten so used to reading. But I might have loved it better than the rest of the series so far. But seriously.... a fantasy novel about tattoos (ie Ink Exchange)? What could be better?

Restless Hearts by Marta Perry. It was given to me by my dad since I was lacking in reading material, and apparently he had gotten it for free somehow (you can also get some free reads from Try Love Inspired ). I've read it twice and until I did a search on the author, I had no clue it was one of a series. A series of SEVEN it looks like. But it's a good read. I was never big in to romance novels, but this isn't the "tear your clothes off and ravage you" kind of novel. It's Christian based and it's about the innocent type of love. A midwife from a big city has moved to Pennsylvania Dutch country to set up her own practice and try to figure out who she is. While she's there she finds a family she's afraid won't accept her, and a man who tries not to.

Ah... Pride and Prejudice.... and ZOMBIES. Awesome book. I loved the original by Jane Austen, I promise you, but this was a hilarious read. Charlotte marries Mr. Collins who can't tell that she's been stricken and is drooling every time she takes a bite of food. Lizzy tries to defend her honor by fighting Mr. Darcy. Mr. Wickham is confined to a bed and doomed to soil himself for the rest of his years and poor foolish Lydia is more than happy to take care of her "dear, dear Wickham."

Her Irish Warrior. Now this one is actually the very first Harlequin Novel I believe I ever read. However, it was more Historical than Harlequin. And suspenseful... as far as these kinds of books go. I loved it. Course, I bought it becaues I'm Irish. The fact that it was a good book was the icing on the cake. Bevan McEgan saves Genevieve De Renault from her woman-beating "betrothed". But Hugh Marstowe was not one to give up easily. Especially since with Genevieve went her dowry, Bevan's former estate Rionallis.

Well, there you go. That's it for now. I've got hundreds more that I could add in here, because I read like it's going out of style, but I figured just a few for now would do the trick. If this was helpful to anyone, let me know and I'll do another post later on. Read away!


  1. I LOVED Pride and Prejudice and Zombies... however I never did get more than half way thru when my 10 year old daughter who loved the original movie got her hands on it. She keeps it in her purse.
    And I love any Irish romance as well. Just to hear them talk of the countryside is awesome!

  2. I wanted to get Sense and Sensability and Sea Monsters, but I haven't gotten a chance to yet.
    I know!! Ireland is sooooo beautiful. I would love to visit in person instead of just through books.