BOOKWORM - Recent Books I've Read

I'm not sure why it is, but I've been so invested in reading/books lately. I love to bike to the library, I love to read in my free time, and I love to discover new books to add to my bookshelf. Reading, for me, feels like it's the best way to learn, relax, and stay occupied all at once. When the weather gets warmer and there's the transition from winter to spring, nothing sounds nicer than sitting out on the porch with some coffee and a good book... that's my ideal spring morning :)

This book - not so good. It was kind of hard to follow and the ending wasn't worth the read. In my opinion!

I took a trip (on my bike, of course) to the library and picked out two new books. I started The Book Thief and am a little over 100 pages through - I really like it so far. I don't think I'm far enough through to say much about the plot except for that it takes place during World War II and it's about a young girl that steals books - hence the title, haha. I also got The Orphan's Tale and it seems like an interesting novel also about World War II (really sticking with those type of books lately, I guess).

As for books I've recently finished, I've read two that were absolutely incredible. They were both totally different in themes and genres, but great in their own ways.

Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand was such a good beach love story that I'd probably read it again.. and I never read books twice. It was a little bit of mystery also, which kept me intrigued and wanting to read more and more. I think I whipped through it in about four days because it was so interesting. I have to say, I did read a few of her other books and wasn't really a fan - they were anti-climactic, sometimes really inappropriate, and hard to follow. Summerland was different and a book that really stuck with me. I liked the plot, the characters, and pretty much everything about it. Grandma book reviewer gives it a thumbs up 😝

The Life She Was Given. Sad. Heartbreaking. Life-changing. The kind of book that makes you grateful for what you have. My neighbor let me borrow this book and without reading or knowing anything about the plot, I jumped right in and never looked back. It revolves around the freak show in the circus and reveals how harshly the members were treated, which is really eye-opening but sometimes hard to read. If you're like me and aren't a big fan of the circus, you'll be happy to find that this book doesn't focus too much on the actual acts but rather the people involved and their lives. Before I say too much, you should read it. asap!

Happy reading!

Stay on the sunny side,