currently reading

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I love to read.  Sitting down with a good book, is my escape.  Venturing to new places in my mind, hearing new words, phrases and discovering complex characters is probably what I like best about reading.  I like how even though I have never been to some of these places: Nantucket, Louisiana, Paris;  they become familiar to me through the detailed words and descriptions that author has to deliciously described. 

Currently on my nightstand{or in my beachbag} is Elin Hinderbrand's latest novel, Summerland

It's a wonderful read, just like all her others, taking place on Nantucket.  An island I will most certainly have to visit in my lifetime.  The salty summertime air seems to waft out from each page; she seems to capture the daily rhythm and magic of island life, that I have come to love and know so well.  I simply get lost in these pages. 

I am more than halfway done, so I am beginning to slightly panic.  My book hangover will  commence after I am done with Summerland, but after a short rehab I will need something else literary to devour.... 

And I simply don't know what to read next!? So I wanted to see if you had any suggestions? Is there anything great you have read lately?  {I'm sorry, but please none of this "shades of gray" nonsense.}  And is the Hunger Games really all its cracked up to be?  I'm a fiction girl, to me there is nothing like a classic, and I love a sappy romance novel just like the next girl.  So get at me! Tell me what is on your nightstand. I would love to hear! 


  1. Well 50 Shades of Grey & the Hunger Games are both very good books! I also love Jodi Picoult's book...and I totally hate when I'm done with the book, wish I could keep reading forever!

  2. The Hunger Games is amazing!! It took me three tries to get started -- a book has to really grab me fast or else I can't get into it -- and I am STILL rereading them. I have had almost a year long book hangover from that.
    I also liked the Mortal Instruments series and I am now trying to read the Infernal Devices series. Try the Hunger Games :)