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.
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
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
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
In the mood for Romance?
Anything by Abbi Glines
Have any favorites to add?