I just finished reading a book that fellow blogger Diane had posted about this week. It looked like an interesting read so I ordered it. It arrived Friday afternoon and I finished it Saturday night. It was an easy read and although you know what happens in just the first page it is compelling enough to want to know the story that goes along with it.It is the story of Lizzie Parker who marries and gives birth to 7 children. All of her children died before their second birthday (some even younger). It is told by Lizzie's step son Ollie. As the family history unfolds questions arise and the family looks to find the answers as to why each of these babies had to die. After dinner last night I sat down to read more of this book and couldn't stop until it was done.
Just the other day I finished reading To Kill A Mocking Bird. I first read this book about 30 years ago (gulp) when I was in high school. I have also watched the movie several times over the past 30 years. There is something about this book that speaks on humanity on so many levels. It is a wonderful, wonderful book. A little side note: Like I said I read this in high school. I remember the top of the test paper for this book said, "To Kill A Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee. Further down on the test was the question, "Who wrote To Kill A Mocking Bird". Miss Genius me got that one wrong LOL!
Another book that I read was Second Glance by Jodi Picoult. I like her books and this one was a bit different than the others. It was a ghost love story. I really enjoyed this one. I think it is one of my favorites of her books. I have a couple more of her books on my list that I would like to get to before summer ends.
Another classic. There is something about this book that touches my heart. One of the things that strikes me about this book is that even though Papa was an alcoholic he loved his family and especially his daughter more than anything in this world and Francie love her father just as dearly, despite the disease of alcoholism that he suffered with. It was a book with great characters and great character!
The book that I began with this summer was Chill Factor. A friend had loaned it to me and kept telling me to read it because it was good. Was she ever right. I couldn't put this one down either. It is the story of a woman who is ending a marriage. Lilly and her ex, Dutch are selling their cottage home. A storm hits and Lilly is trapped in the cabin with a man believed to be responsible for killing five woman in their town. The book had lots of twist and turn and each time I thought I had something figured out, and was oh so proud of my ability to do so, I was caught off guard.
I had hoped to have at least twice this many books read but I have had other "interests" keeping me busy this summer.
I do love the feeling of reading a good book and feeling sad that the book is over and I won't be part of the "character's lives" any more.
What books have you read? Tell me about your favorite.