Spring Break Reading List

Books are like friends to me...

And I'm a loyal, jump in with both feet type of friend...

Therefore, books are alive...they almost have souls...and they are REAL to me...

Do you remember a little song from Sunday School days that sings, "OH be careful little eyes what you see"?

For me, it is like that with the written word...

words come alive in my head full of imagination...it takes less than a second for me to conure up an entire scene from what I am reading and suddenly, I am thrust into the setting & make up of the novel and I "watch" it unfold...

I have to be careful....'scenes' can stay with me forever...

I don't always remember titles of books or even specific details...because I read for the story itself...it becomes a real life drama playing out for only my eyes to behold....

Because I know this about myself, I must tread carefully within certain genres...because they can significantly sway my thoughts any which way...and if you've ever tried to control your own emotions, you understand that it's a losing battle...I can't control how I "feel" anymore than I can stop the rain from falling...I can control my actions upon those thoughts, however, but most days, I don't want that battle...

My typical genre is usually within the "safer" boundaries of Inspirational or Youth Fiction...it's where I find the quick reads, the ones that are encouraging, etc...and for a mom with housework and photography and helping with homework, it's not as if there are countless hours to sit and dissect an intriguing piece of literature...

however...when vacations come upon us...or there are extended moments of prolonged relaxation, I sometimes delve into those rather "unknown" realms...still cautiously mind you, and I tread lightly...however, it is usually where I find more poignant reads...

I have a list of recently read books (or books that I've read in the past that are worth sharing) I will catagorize them via genre...those that have a similar disposition for reading as myself, may decide to stick to the 'safe zones' of Inspirational Fiction...however, those that are able to handle the depravity of humanity and a bit of crass language, I think you'll find the Adult Reads something worth discussion & thought provoking to say the least...

You are free to disagree with me and ultimately, I'd love to know your take on it all as well...for those that want to follow me on GoodReads, please feel free to friend me there so that you can keep track of my favorites...

Adult Reads:
The Girl You Left Behind
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Shadowy Horses...The Winter Sea...The Firebird (almost a trilogy, but they can stand alone)
A Desperate Fortune

Inspirational Fiction:
The Waiting
Thief of Glory

Young Adult:
Between Shades of Grey
The Heir

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