Thursday, October 15, 2015

Books Make You Forget How Much Your Life Sucks Right Now

I've read mucho books this year. Some of them were just meh and others I thoroughly enjoyed. (You too can admit you tore into the book released over the Summer, just as I did. You know...the one with all the fuckery.)

I can tell by the third page if I'm going to like a book and continue to read it or place it on the shelf with all the other shit to collect dust. I'm not like some people who have to see what happens and suffer through. What a waste of time when there are so many other books waiting for the spine to be broken in and devoured.

One book I enjoyed from the first printed word was Jane Green's The Beach House.

I know Jane Green is quite the chick lit author (and I have yet to read another book written by her that I liked), but sometimes you just want to grab a read you know will move quickly but hold your interest; a story that makes you care what will happen to the characters. The Beach House did that for me.

It's drama packed and based in beautiful Nantucket. I have no a clue if Nantucket is even something to look at, but Green makes you taste the salt of the ocean, feel the sun kissing your skin, and you'll want to wander up and down Main Street licking an ice cream cone as it drips down your wrist...without the worry of the sticky aftermath.

Without basically copying the synopsis...an older women is about to lose her home and decides to turn it into a bed and breakfast to keep the funds rolling in to pay her bills. Outside of Nantucket, families are falling apart and end up...guess where? The B&B in Nantucket. It's a story of love, repaired relationships, and holds twists and turns I didn't expect to happen. No predictability.

I read this book as powdery white snow trickled from the sky and landed on the car windshield I would have to wipe clean later. It made me feel warm on the inside with enticing dialog and a steamy mug of coffee on the side while wrapped in a fleece blanket.

What have you read this year? What do you recommend?

I have a list as long as my arm of titles I'd like to tackle. My photo gallery in my phone is filled with snapshots of book covers so I don't forget about them the minute I walk away. More often than not, I have two books going at once. One might say I'm a junkie.

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Mama’s Losin’ It

October is National Book Month, who knew? This post is in response to Mama Kat's writing prompt: Tell us about the best book you've read so far this year.


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