When I was in college, I had no interest in reading books outside of what was required for classes. The very thought of reading something extra was overwhelming.
Once I made the big move across the great state divide, I decided it was time to start reading again.
It had been years since I’d stepped foot into a public library. The first time, I had no idea where to start or what to look for when it came to books. The first month and a half, I just stumbled around in my search with little purpose and knowledge of the literature available.
Here are the first books I read:
- The Hunger Games Trilogy- I never planned on getting hooked on this series. Since I had seen the movie prior to reading the b, I knew what to expect. The second book was the one that hooked me. I ended up purchasing the last book, because it was always checked out when I went to the library.
- Life of Pi- Author Yann Martel is a fantastic storyteller. I loved this book.
- The Great Gatsby-I read this book in high school as required reading. I couldn’t remember what it was all about, though I could remember some characters in the book. It’s a classic and always will be.
Then there came a time when I didn’t have any leads. My reading life was at a standstill. Determined, I Googled summer book lists. That’s when I discovered the GoodReads App. The GoodReads App., allows one to rate books they have read, comment on books and build a reading list. In the four weeks I’ve had the App., I have now built a list of 32 books to-read. Let’s just say it’s my new Pinterest.
A few books on my GoodReads to-read list:
- The Time Traveler’s Wife- I’m currently reading, but just started Thursday. I got to soak up some of the beautiful weather and read more of the book today.
- To Kill a Mockingbird- Like the Great Gatsby, I also read this book in high school, but cannot recall much about it. I’d like to soak up more this time around.
- The Storyteller- My mother is a Jodi Picoult fan. She’s loaned this book to me, and it’s sitting on my book shelf patiently waiting for me to finish the Time Traveler’s Wife.
I am now a fan of reading again, thankfully, I have a booklist that continues to grow each week. I can also navigate the public library without much assistance. Woohoo!
I want to know if you have read any good books lately? Why did you like those books? Comment below and I will add them to my reading list. Happy reading!