Books to Read Right Now!

Books to Read Right Now

I’ve been binge-reading. And getting behind with my reviews.


This sad fact seems to come with the territory when I get so stuck into the stories so deep that I don’t even want to take a breath to share the love with others. Sometimes it’s the writing, sometimes it’s the characters, others it’s such a compelling story that I need to stay up all night to find out what happens next. In a perfect world, of course, it’s all three. This particular read-a-thon has been pretty eclectic  I’ve had had some fantastic reads,  some pretty good ones, and a sad soul that I couldn’t finish at all (luckily it was free off NetGalley. But it’s very existence leads me to believe that if IT could get published, so can the one I’m working on.)


Here’s  a little sampling of what I’ve been reading lately, as well as a bonus of what I’m going to be reading next. You should totally pick up one of these reads. I figure there’s just about one more week before the seriousness of January takes hold, and enough time to snuggle up on the couch and  turn a page or two while you’ve still got a bit of downtime (kids? Whatever. That’s what playdates and Netflix are for.)


If you’re looking for what I loved from last year, I did a round-up of my favourite reads from 2013 on BrazenWoman. So, after you finish watching my little slideshow, feel free to head over there. Here’s the link. 





What I’m going to read next:


The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton: A big, fat book about the New Zealand gold rush. I’m breaking my rule about award winners with this one.


The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaman: I’ve heard this book is so very good, so I’m definitely going to pick it up very soon. It’s about humanity, darkness, light, and complications of life and is described as ‘stirring, terrifying, and (an) elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.’


Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen: A book about grief and Rasmussen’s life re-entry process. I’m ready to get over my father’s death and I hope this will finally get me there.


Secrets and Lies by Jane Isay: After finding our her husband was gay, Isay joined the world of secret keepers. She and her husband decided to stay together and live a life of hiding the truth. Not that I keep a lot of secrets, but it should be interesting to read about the art of surviving a secret.


Innocence by Dean Koontz: Now that I’m into mysteries, I can’t get enough. I’ve heard this novel that ‘blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul’ is so very good. I’m giving it a shot.


The No-Hit List by Mara Shapiro: Oh, wait. That’s my book. YOU are going to read that. Sometime. Coming soon.



I’ve also got to find some new dirty books. You know, for research.



What are you reading? Got any great recommendations to share?





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