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My Top 3 Favorite Books of the Summer

As you know I have been on a reading kick.  Yes, I found my love for reading again. I don’t even watch TV anymore.  It’s all about a good book.  So in the last few weeks that I have been reading.  Keep in mind, I’m catching up on some books that have been out awhile.

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

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I really liked this book.  A lot, it has a murder mystery vibe with a twist.  Any book that can make me feel emotions is a good book in my opinion.

Here’s a quick little synopsis from Gillian Flynn’s website:

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick Dunne isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but hearing from Amy through flashbacks in her diary reveal the perky perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge.

 


Divergent – Veronica Roth

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I was sucked into this book by page 5.  It has the feel of the Hunger Games but isn’t, if that makes sense.  The book takes place in the distant future and it is full of twists and turns.

Here’s a quick snippet from Veronica Roth’s website:

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

You have an instant connection to Beatrice the moment you meet her, she is intriguing.  However, watch as the relationship between her and Four blossoms.


50 Shades of Grey – E.L. James

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I know what you are probably thinking, oh great another gives in to the “Porn Book.”  Yes this book is very erotic, and if they follow the book to a T (which they won’t) in the movie adaptation, then yeah it would garner an NC-17 rating.  Is that why I chose to read this book?  No.  Yes, my curiosity was piqued, what the heck is this book all about?  Whips and Chains?  I had no clue.  So I decided to read it.  Was it the “sex” that got me hooked, no, there is a story behind the sex and it is a very good story.  I guess you could say it’s the Twilight Saga for adults minus the brooding vampires and teenagers.  Heck the book was based on the Edward Cullen character.  However, this book is so much more.  So if you can handle the steamy then read it, if not, I completely understand.

Just a warning, the first one will probably hook you, and it is a trilogy.

Here’s a quick tease of the book from E.L. James’ website:

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

 

Again, it’s a really good book.

 


So any suggestions for books to read this Fall?

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