Every so often I go on a spree of checking out library books, I've been doing it lately, I don't like buying new books unless they're discounted and discounted deeply, they're just too expensive. I live in a small town so it's not a big library but I've had them order a few books in for me lately, which didn't take long at all. The last three books I've read have been very interesting reads, each book a bit different than the other, two were non-fiction, one was fiction.
I had already read two books by J. Courtney Sullivan - "The Engagements" and "Maine", the latest one was "Commencement", which was the first novel she wrote. It tells the tale of college friendships, first loves and the life of these three woman after college. Each of these books rated 3 stars or more on Good Reads, I agree, I really enjoyed each of these books. Sadly, there are no more, isn't that often the way, you find a new author, read all the books and then wait patiently for another one to come out!
I had heard of "Orange is the New Black" it's a memoir by Piper Kerman, who spent 13 months in an American prison for carrying drug money. I won't go into any more particulars of the book, just in case you're interested in reading it. I know it's a Best Seller and the book has been made into a series on Netflix, but, of these three books, this one was my least favorite. It was interesting enough but I found myself just wanting to get it finished.
My favorite book of the three was "Coming Clean" by Kimberly Rae Miller, also a memoir. Ms. Miller tells of her life as the only child of hoarder parents and it is fascinating. I know we just laugh and think those people must be able to help themselves, but, really it is a serious disorder and so very sad! It was a heartbreaking story, she loved her parents but she lived in shame of what her home had become, she tried so many times to help them as they moved to different homes. Give this one a try!
I keep track of all the books I read on Pinterest, so far this year I've read twenty six books, last year I read twenty seven, so I think I can surpass that! I really enjoy reading but I find I don't do as much as I used to because I am reading blogs, following Instagram, pinning on Pinterest - I want to read more!!!