Like all of us, I make resolutions and never keep them. Not even usually for a day. I'm that bad. My resolutions this year? Simple. Drink. More. Water. Sounds easy enough. But me? Nah, I go the OTHER way. Hardly drinking ANY water all week. Why do I do that? I'm gonna work on it though....no...really, I will.
My other resolution was to read 26 books this year. I go on book binges. I will read and read and read and then not pick up a book for 6 months. I am currently in the middle of one of my reading orgies. My mom gave me 3 books for Christmas:
The first is One More Day by Mitch Albom. I have never read one of his books before and really enjoyed it. I like the rhythm of his writing. It was a quick read and kept my attention...which can be hard to do.
I am a Nicholas Sparks freak of a fan. I have read everything he has written (except for the book he wrote with his brother Three Weeks with My Brother, which for some reason does not interest me in the slightest)
I loved this one. It stuck with me, weighed heavy on me for days. My heart ACHED as I read it. Yes, I love sad books. Happy movies. Sad books. Don't know why. Read this. Cry your eyes out.
The third book my mom gave me was the sequel to his last book, True Believer which I did not really enjoy. It was called At First Sight. This was an improvement from True Believer but left me just feeling low.
After I plowed through those books in just days and knowing I couldn't afford to go out and buy all the books I wanted, I did something I haven't done since I was in school. I went to the public library and borrowed books. Funny how this has never occured to me before. I got 6 books to read to satisfy my insatiable reading hunger. So far I have devoured Shopgirl by Steve Martin, which entertained and intregued me but I found a little distasteful in some ways. But I liked it because it gave me a glimpse into a life so different from my own. I just finished Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven. This was was very good too. Not as quick paced and captivating as the other one, but I liked it enough to borrow Tuesdays with Morrie which I will be reading soon.
I am on the hunt to find new authors. I don't like to read anything scary or usually mysterious, nothing too heavy. I love chic-lit as Carly dubs it, but am interested in other stuff too. What are your favorite authors? What are your favorite novels and must reads??