Trust Me Tuesdays, a List


In many women’s lives we have more on our plates than we can handle. Someone suggests a book and we have our stock answer, “I wish I had time to read. I used to before____.”


I say that with love and respect. I was one of you. House, kids, husband, friends with good gossip, work. Any free time is coveted. And most of us are so used to being on auto pilot, days blurring together, that the idea of doing “nothing but reading” produces guilt.

Screw that!

Mac & cheese IS a meal your family can eat tonight. Your toilets are not as dirty as you think. If it’s not the kid’s school, don’t answer the phone.

Go get a book.

Lose yourself for once.

Make it OK for today to be about you. Laugh, swoon, cry, get so damn into a book that you forget all the pressures in your life.


Here is a list of some of my favorite books and authors with links.

Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Book is so much better than the movie)

Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

Premonition series by Amy Bartol

Guardian Trilogy by Laury Falter

Mortal Instruments & Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Slammed, Point of Retreat, & Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

False Memory by Dan Krokos (This book rocks!)

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (I have not seen the movie)

Short story I can’t get out of my head

The Echoing Howls by Bobby Salomons (FREE!)

Very dark, but loved!

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Shadow of Wrath by L.W. Patricks <— link to first chapter

In the mood for Romance?

Anything by Abbi Glines

Have any favorites to add?

14 thoughts on “Trust Me Tuesdays, a List

  1. I finally started reading again when a friend told me to read 50 Shades of Grey. I read all three books in week and from that point on I became obsessed with reading again. I love having an escape from real life and all the bullsh**t that goes with it by getting completely lost in a good book. It’s amazing how therapeutic a really good book can be.

  2. There are so great books on this list!!! John Green is one of my personal favorites ever. If you liked TFioS I suggest you read Looking for Alaska by Green. My favorite Green book and possibly one of my favorite books ever :):)

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