Five Books I’m Into Friday

Ahhh Friday!  I have so many good intentions of filling you in next week about my training of late, my {old} workout obsession and so much more.  In the meantime, I wanted to share with you five books that I’ve been absolutely into lately.  They’re the perfect reads for a Shenandoah weekend in the woods with your love — like the one we’re off for!

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One of the best things about Shenandoah?  The Blackberry Ice cream Pie.  And like nature.

  1. Crazy Love — I read this book in 1 day.  ONE DAY.  And I drive to work now — I don’t ride the train anymore.  I could not put it down.  MB and I heard the author on a violence talk on the NPR TED hour.  I downloaded the book and I could not rip myself from the story, even though I knew how it ended.  The narrative is so important for everyone to read — violence in relationships is pervasive, frequent and unchecked in America and I for one am not OK with it.  Read this book, seriously.
  2. Cuckoo’s Calling — Another book club choice which was super outstanding.  J.K. Rowling tells the best stories.  I’m not really much for mysteries at all — I hate the suspense, but the story and the characters were so rich and compelling this is another one I could not put down.  The writing was underwhelming but, again, the story more than made up for it.
  3. Dreams of Gods and Monsters — Start with The Daughter of Smoke and Bone.  This three book series was fantastic — literally.  There are demons, there is magic, there are angels.  The writing was amazing.  I devoured these books when they would come out.  I recently reread this third book and it was just as good as the first time I read it.
  4. The Interestings — I’m slowly making my way through this book and I adore it.  I’m especially into the story arc of how to deal with being exceptional in a group full of other exceptional people.  A lot of people really didn’t like the book, but so far I’m a fan.
  5. The Raven Boys — I recently reread this book, too and it’s so good.  Maggie Steifvater is one of my favorite authors.  In fact, you should run out and read all her books.  The Raven trilogy is so wonderful — I’m in love with the characters and the author makes the fantasy seem so real, I sometimes have to Google it to see if they really happened.

What books are you in love with right now?

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