I love reading- being totally drawn into a story is one of my favourite things and in the past month I've been making time to fit it into my life. Rediscovering something I love has been amazing, and these are the books that I've been diving into…
I had so much fun watching the “Julie” sections of the movie Julie and Julia and I really wanted to spend more time in that world. My Life in France is such an endearing look at Julia Child's life- from her travel and marriage to her working relationship with her collaborators. I love her positivity and passion- and that she found her calling later in life.
I've heard some really good things about The War of Art- it's about producing creative work on a day to day basis and how to get past the roadblocks that stand between you and doing that. I'm a big fan of Seth Godin and I've been curious to read something that's covering similar territory in a different way. This is intended for writers, but I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has long term creative projects on their plate, it has some really interesting ideas.
Most of the action in The Hunger Games takes place around pre-teens fighting for their lives inside of a post-apocalyptic version of reality TV. Totally beachy reading material, right? I'm not good with violence or gore so I was hesitant about how dark this book seemed like it could be, even with it being young adult fiction. The story and characters were absorbing, and it was really fun to rush through a book to see how it turns out in the end. I've already started reading the second book, but I'm trying to limit myself to one a weekend. I'm just not sure I have the willpower!
Last week I asked my twitter friends what they've been reading, and I got some great recommendations:
“Game of Thrones. I'm just loving it”
“I'm reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld and it is really good! Much better than I anticipated.”
“I'm reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. Reminds me of #hungergames, it's so good!”
“I just finished the book Room [by Emma Donoghue]. It was incredible, I could hardly put it down.”
“Loved Never Let Me Go & Life of Pi recently. Also: Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close is one of the best books of all time!”
“… all the Mary Roach books. It's non-fiction, but SO good.”
I've already picked a front runner for my next read, and I'll share in the comments below this morning, but I can't wait to get the rest of my summer reading lined up!
What's at the top of your reading list these days?