Every once in a while I like to share what I am reading. Today’s that day and I have to start this post off by saying that I read a lot of different types of books. I get a lot free to read for review books so that sometimes stretches my normal genres a bit but that is a good thing.
First up is a book club choice for this month – The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd. I actually listened to the audio book as I was driving to and from Ohio and thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction. Written about young Eliza Lucas Pinckney this book combined history with fiction to present a compelling story of a young girl in the 1730’s and beyond who captured the attention of the country when she successfully grew Indigo on her plantations. This novel was filled with characters that I loved and the author really made history come alive for me. Definitely one for anyone who loves historical fiction.
The Orphan of Salt Winds by Elizabeth Brooks was recommended to me by my favorite independent bookstore, Highland Books, in downtown Brevard. I have never gone wrong with one of their recommendations. This one is an author debut novel that follows the life of Virginia Wrathmell in 1939 as she arrives and lives in a secluded house on a marsh. It is engaging, well written, and a lovely story.
As an Amazon Prime member I get free downloads of books at the beginning of each month. This month I got to choose two so the following ones are my June choices that I have managed to read already. I am a Tess Gerritsen fan (think Rizzoli and Isles) so I loved this book co-authored with Gary Braver. A great murder mystery read with twists and turns as the shortened life of Taryn Moore unfolds for the reader – this is one for your mystery lovers out there. Choose Me by Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver is one to pick up.
Sometimes you just need a FUN book and this one fit the bill. A perfect “beach read” type of book that had me laughing out loud at times. Think Parent Trap for adults. Kind of. But not. The Seven Day Switch by Kelly Harms will keep you laughing and turning pages as Celeste and Wendy, two totally different types of women, end up switching bodies and lives for seven days. Great book to read when you just need a light and fun book.
I have just started The Last Ordinary Hour by Kathy Izard. I am a huge fan of hers ever since reading her other book The Hundred Story Home which I wrote about here. This book chronicles Kathy’s life following her husband’s unexpected heart attack and diagnosis with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). I love her truth, her voice and her willingness to share the really difficult parts of life in an effort to help others find a sense of comfort during times of challenge and fear. I think this will be one of my favorite books of the year.
So that’s what I have been reading. Tell me – what’s on your nightstand right now? What are you reading? Remember that each comment made on any post means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause – Jubilee Partners.