Reading. I love to read BOOKS. I don’t want to read on an electronic reader. I love the feel of a book in my hand. I have a problem purchasing books, because I LOVE books! So what’s the problem? I love to read books, yet I rarely get to read. So I will purchase books, then they will sit. I have several books on my shelves that I have yet to read. Once I start to read one, if it grabs my attention, I can’t put it down until I am finished. If it doesn’t grab my attention, well, then I may never finish it. I may also get delayed in finishing a book if my life gets chaotic enough to make me put it down. Picking it up again then becomes difficult, not just because I need to find the time to pick it up, but also because I would want to start it over from the beginning I have one such book like that right now. I am not sure how long it has been sitting, only partially read, but I can tell you it has been since before Christmas. The only thing that keeps me from picking it up again is that I will start from the beginning again, and I will want to do that at a time when I do not feel I will be disrupted reading it again!
So having said that, what is the last book that I read? Fifty Shades Freed of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy was the last complete book I read. I loved each and every one of the books in that trilogy, with each being better than the last. But these are not my usual style of books, and I don’t want to discount several other recent books I’ve read, as I loved them all. Here is a very brief list of some of my recent favorites.
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
- The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
- The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
- A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
I also have a few favorite authors, whose works I would be tempted to list, however they are too numerous to list here. These authors include Anne Rice, Sylvia Browne, Stephenie Meyer, and Stephen King.