What books have you been reading?
- 2Sep 18, '13 by pink magnolia 611Hey everyone,
I saw an older thread discussing books people were reading and would love to start up another one!
I'm currently in nursing school and reading literature on the side keeps me sane! Reading fiction takes me away into another world. It's like a mini-vacation. This year I have read Safe Haven, The Lucky One, the Hunger Games Series. I have to say that Hunger Games is definitely entertaining, even for an adult audience! The series introduced me to the dystopian genre and I am in love with dystopian books now! I am currently reading the Divergent series, and I love it so far. I have a bunch of other books on my wish list! Has anyone read the Cousin's War series?
- 3Sep 18, '13 by sharpeimom GuideLately I've read Blind Justice by Anne Perry, Dorchester Terrace also by Anne Perry, all the books in the PBS series Call The Midwife,
Blood Will Tell about Henry VIII, Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King, and all of the Irish Country Doctor series.
Also, the most unusual book my husband or I have read in ages is Tell The Wolves I'm Home: A Novel. It's a first novel and excellent!
- 3Sep 18, '13 by herring_RN GuideIm reading "The Curiosity: A Novel" by Stephen Kiernan. It begins with a scientific expedition that finds the body of a man buried deep in the ice. The frozen man is brought back to the lab and successfully reanimated. As the man begins to regain his memories, the team learns that he was—is—a judge, Jeremiah Rice, and the last thing he remembers is falling overboard into the Arctic Ocean in 1906.
The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
- 3Sep 20, '13 by TheCommuter Asst. AdminI started reading Housing the Homeless several months ago and never got around to finishing. Although it was originally published in 1986, the homelessness issue is still relevant today due to structural unemployment and other economic issues that have plagued the U.S. over the past five years.
I enjoy nonfiction books about issues such as poverty, single motherhood, sociology, homelessness, hunger, crime, racism, etc.
- 2Sep 20, '13 by pink magnolia 611One book that I loved was called Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood by Steven Mintz (Harvard University). It's probably the most interesting informational text I have ever read! TheCommuter, you would love it!
- 3Sep 22, '13 by nursefrances GuideI have been doing a lot of reading on my kindle phone app. I enjoy Christian fiction books. Lately I have been reading Christian light romance. I find many of these books free by doing an advanced search on my topic of choice. Once I find the topic I want to read (Christian fiction as an example), I then click on the option "4 stars or above", then I click the option "priced lowest to highest". And voila! I find a bunch of free books. Sometimes kindle will offer an author's first book of a series for a few days so I will check weekly for new titles. Some are good and other aren't but it has been a cheap way to find books I might enjoy.
I also enjoyed the Hunger Games Series. Another dystopian genre series I read was Delirium. It had an interesting concept to it. Love is forbidden and is considered a sickness by the government. It was a pretty good read. There was cussing in it (I normally don't read books with cussing). I still enjoyed the books and would read them again. Some other dystopian series books I want to read in the future are the "Divergent" series and the "Matched" series.
I like the Nicolas Sparks books too. Safehaven was one of my favorites. I also enjoyed The Wedding, and Rescue. I have to take breaks from reading his books though because as good as the stories are, I get tired of the same style: We are in the present, now we are flashing back to the past, it's set in the south....by a beach....someone dies. When I find an author I really enjoy I will read just about everything they have written. So after reading the sixth book in a row from him, I had to take a break.
Sheesh...sorry I was so long winded. I REALLY enjoy reading.Last edit by nursefrances on Sep 22, '13
- 1Sep 22, '13 by pink magnolia 611Quote from nursefrancesGood! I'm glad to hear Delirium was good! That's on my list too! I just finished Divergent and now I'm on the 2nd book...Insurgent! I actually like this series better than the Hunger Games series so far! I'm like you; I like to switch genres to keep the excitement!I also enjoyed the Hunger Games Series. Another dystopian genre series I read was Delirium. It had an interesting concept to it. Love is forbidden and is considered a sickness by the government. It was a pretty good read. There was cussing in it (I normally don't read books with cussing). I still enjoyed the books and would read them again. Some other dystopian series books I want to read in the future are the "Divergent" series and the "Matched" series.