You know a book is really good when:
It’s all I can think about.
I talk about it like it’s real life happening in the here and now.
I dream about it.
It ends but I want it to keep going forever.
The Nancy Drew series were these kinds of book for me as a young girl. It was nice that it was such a huge series but it never did end until I grew out of them. In fact, I believe I should credit this to my mother, but I still have all my Nancy Drew books for my own girls to read at night while hiding under the covers with a flashlight! Yup, I did that. A lot.
More recently, I feel like the caliber of what I read has gone down. The most recent page turners I have read are the Twilight books and the Hunger Games series. That is the best literature I have read in years. I feel…lame. Yet I can’t seem to find adult books that keep me interested. I feel like I should enjoy John Grisham. But I don’t. I mean, I liked the one book I got through. It was called “In Cold Blood” or something. However, I think I made it through that book because it was a true story so I enjoyed the reality of the story – as dry as it was for me to read.
I would like some suggestions. Reading is so relaxing, calming and works my imagination like nothing else.
I have always enjoyed mystery (unless I find it so creepy I won’t turn the lights out at night) and a good love story.
Oh! Christy, in my opinion, is a classic and I’ve read that book countless times! Maybe I should just reread that one for now….