I Need Book Recommendations!

So here are two things I haven’t been doing lately:

  • Writing fiction
  • Reading fiction

And I really miss them both.

April was such a stressful month. And when I’m stressed, I tend to just lie in bed and stare at the ceiling. I know this is the worst thing to do. I know that, instead, you’re supposed to breathe deeply, go on walks, exercise, do yoga, take baths, read enjoyable books, etc. (And, for me, I could throw “write fiction” in there, because that’s usually a lot of fun for me.) But for some reason, when I’m stressed, I ignore all this good advice and just stare at the ceiling all night, making myself even more miserable.

But I’m coming out of my mood now.

And ready to just get out there and live and do enjoyable things again.

So first up — I need to load up my Kindle with some good (read: fun, upbeat) books to enjoy again.

Any recommendations?

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7 thoughts on “I Need Book Recommendations!

  1. I am glad you are coming out of your mood =) I haven’t been reading much either, maybe it is because of all that tv watching I am doing, haha! Anyways, someone just gave me a Janet Evanovich book to try – it is the first in the Stephanie Plum series. I have read Janet Evanovich before, but never the Plum series, I was told they are very funny and good. It is called “One for the Money” – maybe you can try that series?! Also, Marian Keyes is a fun writer if you haven’t tried her books…I can’t wait to see what other people say, I want some ideas also!!

  2. As I mentioned on Twitter, I’m really into paranormals right now. If you want to try one, a fantastic new author is Thea Harrison, Dragon Bound. Or if you haven’t tried Nalini Singh her Psy series is AMAZING and I adore her Angel Series.

    I’m mostly reading YA after that.

    I would say the new Nora Roberts was great. Chasing Fire. Or I am actually reading one of the Sheryl Woods, Chesapeake Bay.

    Since you like historicals, I would REALLY recommend Eloisa James. Her latest was Beauty and the Beast (not the exact name) but the language, story, and characters were awesome!

    My favorite Julia Quinn comes out with Just like Heaven in another week. Oooh, I can’t wait. Be sure to try her Bridgerton Series if you haven’t started her yet. The Duke and I is the first one.
    Kristi´s last blog post ..I’ll Never Marry

  3. Sounds like you need something special. I am going to recommend
    “Watership Down” by Richard Adams. It is supposed to a children’s book, but I read it as an adult, during my ship riding days and I was totally fascinated by it. Turns out many adults have read it and love it. It takes you away from the daily humdrum and I am sure you’ll love it.

  4. The idea is to read something that isn’t “work”. Something to enjoy and feel good about. So another recommendation is “Like Water For Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel. Its a love story, a family story and it even has recipes for happiness and for tears.

  5. Okay, these are all great recommendations!

    Johnny — I actually have both “Watership Down” and “Like Water for Chocolate”! WD is in Rene’s room somewhere — I gave it to her for Easter one year. I read it as a teen, but think I’d enjoy it more now as an adult. And LWFC is a book that I always wanted to read, but didn’t, so maybe I should get that one down off the bookshelf! : ) (My house is like a library sometimes — I have to look at my own shelves and see what’s hidden there!!!)

    And Debi and Kristi — Thanks for great tips! All those sound good; I haven’t read any of them. (Never read Janet Evanovich, Marian Keys, or Julia Quinn!) I do love Eloisa James and haven’t read her latest, so that’s a good idea.

    My son has also been begging me to read a book he loved reading this year in his English class, so that’s sitting on my nightstand right now also.

    Okay, now I’ve got to crack some covers. … : )

  6. I’m throwing this out there in case you have watched the new Game of Thrones on HBO. GREAT series and the book is turning out to be amazing. They followed it well.
    Kristi´s last blog post ..I’ll Never Marry

  7. “The Secret Life of Marylin Monroe” By J.Randy Taraborrelli

    “A New Earth: Awakening to your life’s purpose” By Ekhart Tolle


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