I am a big reader and am always looking for book recommendations! @sportsmom and @amdow have both mentioned they are readers. Who else likes to read and what are you reading right now?
I am listening to an audiobook called “The Sender”. It is a great book about a football coach that is struggling with a cancer diagnosis and very aggressive chemotherapy. He receives anonymous letters that test him and strengthen him during his difficult journey. The letters were actually written and sent to an NFL coach going through a similar situation, but the story around the character in “The Sender” is fictional. Touching story. I am probably 1/3 of the way through and am enjoying it so far.
Feel free to share what you are reading and why you would or wouldn’t recommend it. All genres are fair game! 🙂
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I have just read “Wrecked” by Emily Bleeker here is the description:
Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can’t tell the real story—so they lie.
The public is fascinated by the castaways’ saga, but Lillian and Dave must return to their lives and their spouses. Genevieve Randall—a hard-nosed journalist and host of a news program—isn’t buying it. She suspects Lillian’s and Dave’s explanations about the other crash survivors aren’t true. And now, Genevieve’s determined to get the real story, no matter how many lives it destroys.
It is a good book. I was really drawn into it some of it was expected but some was not and it was a great ride. 🙂
I love historical fiction. Particularly ancient history. If you’re ever looking that way, just let me know! I’m currently reading a book called “The Quest for the Crown of Thorns.”
I love books by Nicholas Sparks. His most recent, Two By Two, is the book I’m currently reading. It is about a man whose life is upended by starting over his career, as his wife transitions from being a stay-at-home mother to re-entering the workplace. She ends up leaving her husband and that is where I currently am – about halfway through the book. I always regret reaching the end of his books as I then have to wait for another to come out!
I always have a few books that I’m reading at one time. At the moment I’m really enjoying The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. It talks about why certain experiences have extraordinary impact. There are 4 elements of defining moments- elevation, insight, pride, and connection.
I also enjoyed that book!
I really enjoy the “Killing” series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. I am now reading “Killing England” & it is excellent. I would say that “Killing The Rising Sun” was my favorite. These books give you a different historical perspective and new facts about events that actually happened.
Agreed! I couldn’t recommend A Man Called Ove enough since I just finished it. I had a little trouble getting into it. My thought was “I cannot keep reading about this grumpy old man”! But Ove worked his way into my life and heart and I want EVERYONE to read it now!
I recently ready Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance and enjoyed it very much! Here is one description of it from online I could not say it better!
“From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream.”
I loved the “The Life We Bury”!
I just got The Deep Dark Descending by the same author as The Life We Bury, Allen Askens. Can’t wait to read it!