Do You Have Book Recommendations For Me?

I’m kind of 8139757998_f60d763c66afraid to admit this, but I haven’t read a non-Crit Partner book since early December. And the one before that was in October. I am having a serious problem with reading. Nothing is holding my interest, I’m afraid to start a new book and invest the time in something I might hate. I want something that will make me happy, not stressed or sad. So I’ve just not been reading anything.

I need to get out of this funk. Seriously. I have dozens, maybe even hundreds of books on my Kindle. I have a fantastic local library and book store. I love to read. Really, I do!

HELP ME GUYS! What books have you read lately and loved? What would you recommend to someone who’s burned out on books? (Caveat: I don’t like sad books. I can’t handle those right now. Also, no books where animals die.) Everything else is pretty much fair game. Please suggest away!

ETA: Adult book recommendations are great – I read pretty much everything!




  1. I’ve actually read a lot of books so far this year (more than usual for being just over a month in). Making up for not reading much last year maybe. Anyway, I would definitely recommend several of them. Cinder was fantastic (and Scarlet is out today, yay!). The Archived was fascinating. Have you read Daughter of Smoke and Bone/Days of Blood and Starlight? Those are amazing. And Shadow and Bone was pretty decent too. Those are all my recent reads.

    • Ok, not *all* but there were a couple I *didn’t* like.

    • I hear great things about Cinder. I will have to check it out. And The Archived too – that one looked really cool! Thanks for the great rec’s!!!

      • I just started Scarlet. So far, it is just as engrossing as Cinder. Great series.

  2. First of all I ADORE your web page update – I wish I were better at WordPress and could have these lovely pages too.

    I also haven’t had much reading time/interest – I’m finally reading the second book in the Nadia Stafford series by Kelley Armstrong. You know I love I Hunt Killers but it’s dark!

    (also don’t know if you got my email way back when – I’ll email again!)

    • Aww! Thanks Soph! I figured it was time for something new! Ohhh! I haven’t heard of either of those books, I will have to check them out – they sound great! And No! I did not get your email! Please send again!!!

  3. That not sad caveat automatically puts out a bunch I was going to recommend. Heh! Shows you were my reading habits lie. Have you read Haunting Violet? Dust City? Oh, wait–what about Mike Mullins’ Ashfall series? Sad, but not so sad that you want to kill yourself.

    • Why does everyone like sad books LOL! I have not read Haunting Violet, but it sounds great – and I’ve heard good things about Ashfall. Good rec’s! Going to check them out now!

  4. Ah, all my current favorite books are sad/tough/dark or really long, haha. I’ll keep to some shorter, happier picks. Late last year, I read this lovely, uplifting MG called WONDER, and it’s short too so it’ll be less of a time commitment! 🙂 You can also try the MAGIC UNDER GLASS by Jaclyn Dolamore (YA), which is short and sweet – and if you liked Jane Eyre, you’ll probably like it. Another YA I really liked that was a good fantasy, not too dark or sad, was VESSEL by Sarah Beth Durst.

    • Normally I’m ok with dark/tough, but yeah, right now I think I need something lighter LOL. I’ve heard good things about Wonder and Magic Under Glass! I’ll have to check those out. And Vessel is new to me – so cool! Thanks for the rec’s!!!!!

  5. I rec this one to everyone. SANCTUM by Sarah Fine. It deals with sad/tough issues, but the message is actually very uplifting and full of hope 🙂

    • I actually have that one! I’ll have to pull it out! Thanks, Lori!

    • Sarah Fine really impresses me. She seems like such an awesome person, and Sanctum was really good.

  6. It’s adult, but Where’d You Go Bernadette was good!

    • That sounds like a great read – I’m definitely going to check it out! Thank you!