Since I've been a read-a-holic lately, I wanted to share what I've been reading in my spare time. I'm not a huge reader; never have been. Even in school growing up, I usually went straight to the Cliff Notes (remember those?) because I would get too distracted every time I tried to read. I also struggled with reading comprehension growing up so I think that discouraged me a lot. On occasion, I find some books that are page turners and I don't put them down until I stop!
When I do read, I prefer non-fiction books. I tend to find myself picking up memoirs, biographies or how to/information based books. Every once in a while I'll find a fiction book that draws me in.
I had heard recently around the blog-o-sphere about the book, Bloom, by blogger Kelle Hampton. Kelle has a blog called Enjoying the Small Things. He book is amazing! I think part of me was so drawn to the book because I have experience in working with special needs kids. I loved Kelle's writing style and her words just easily flowed as I turned each page. All the colored pictures that were throughout the book made everything she wrote that much more real. I definitely was crying at multiple points throughout the book because Kelle's words are so raw and touching. I highly recommend this book. Check out her blog while you are at it!
The next book, Two Kisses for Maddy, is by author and blogger, Matthew Logelin. You can find his blog here: Matt, Liz and Madeline. I literally read this book in about 4 hours. I plopped down on the couch after borrowing these books from the library and was going to open each one up and read a few pages to see what I thought. When I started reading this one I didn't put it down until it was time to go to bed. I finished the book the next day. Tears constantly flowed as I read this book as well. I don't want to give too much away so I won't tell you about the book, but I'd definitely recommend it. Just make sure you have tissues handy!
Lastly, if you are into psychology or psychiatry, I want to recommend the book, Weekends at Bellevue, by Dr. Julie Holland. You can find info about the book here: Weekends at Bellevue. This book chronicles the many years Dr. Holland spent in the psych ER at Bellevue. I'm about half way through this book and it's been an entertaining read for sure. I love reading about other people's experiences in life and considering that I originally majored in Psychology this book looked intriguing. If you enjoy psych stuff, check this one out!
Do you have books you've recently read that you would recommend? I'm also currently trying to squeeze in the 2nd book in the Hunger Games series. It's good stuff!