Oh, how I love to read! Reading is high on my list of things to relax. When I feel stressed or overwhelmed with just the day to day, I can grab a book and get lost. My mind has nothing else to focus on but what I’m reading. To me, there is nothing better than grabbing a book, a blanket, a warm cup of tea or coffee, and snuggling someplace cozy.
For years, I thought that my favorite genre was non-fiction. There is just something about reading a true story. I can think about images in my head while I’m reading and just imagine that it really happened. However, I have recently ventured out and started to read fiction books, too, and you know, I can see that I have been missing something. Now, when I say fiction, I don’t mean those Harlequin romance novels. Blech! Just good stories, from good authors.
Here’s a list of books that I’ve recently read:
- Spilled Milk: Based on a True Story by K.L. Randis
- Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey
- First One In, Last One Out: Auschwitz Survivor 31321 by Marilyn Shimon
- Behind Closed Doors: A Daughter’s Story by Daniella DeChristopher
- If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood by Gregg Olsen
- The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story by David Crow
- Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Courage, Defiance, and Hope by Wendy Holden
- Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel by Mark Sullivan
- Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah
- When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel by Barbara O’Neal
- The Secret Orphan: The Heartbreaking and gripping World War 2 Historical Novel by Glynis Peters **Currently Reading
I would highly recommend all of those books. They are so good! As you can see there is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction in there probably more non-fiction, though. I tell you there is just something about reading a book, being fascinated by it, and then knowing it’s true or really happened, too. For example, the books about Auschwitz just blow me away. I just cannot imagine what really happened.
Have you read any of those books above? I will do some book reviews about some of those and other books, too. If you did read any, what did you think about them?