reading list – what’s next?

This time of year always seems to be when I fall back into reading books, back to back, with no breaks in between. When the weather is changing, and the days are shorter, and our garden is done, I finally have time to sit and read at night again.

Here’s what I’ve been reading lately!

the art forger

The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro. I found this a few months ago, and the description sounded like an episode of White Collar, so I knew I would love it. Lots of twists in this one! It definitely didn’t turn out how I originally thought. I also loved all the imagery and references to the art pieces and techniques.

gone girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I know. I’m WAY behind everyone on this. I’ve heard about it all over the place, have seen the movie previews, and decided that I needed to go ahead and get it. I know I want to see the movie, and I do not want to see the movie before I’ve read the book.

I equally loved it AND hated it! Well, maybe not hated it. But I was completely sucked into the story, even though I was mad at just about everyone in the book, the entire time. That’s never happened before. Usually, you can find one character to stand behind, cheer for, but here? Nope. None of that. Or not for me, anyway. And the ending was definitely not what I was expecting, but I loved it! Totally made me mad, but still. Fantastic writing, too. I can’t wait to read some of her other books.


Slammed by Colleen Hoover. Okay -this isn’t even that new (she’s had at least 5 books since this one, I think?), but I read this (and the other two in the series) for the second time about a month ago, and I loved them just as much as the first time. I’ve never had much experience with slam poetry, but these books make me want to see it in person someday. Plus, the author is a big fan of our favorite band and quotes the songs for each chapter — bonus!

eat pray love

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Again, not new by any means, but probably one of my favorite books in the past few years. I’ve read this at least 4 times now? And I started reading it again on the way back from vacation. I also have her new book, but haven’t started it yet.

So – what are you reading? What should I add to my list? What have you loved lately?


  1. Great picks! I need to check out The Art Forager! I recently read My Salinger Year and loved it… I’m also on a guilty pleasure Liane Moriarty kick!

  2. I just finished The World As We Know It by Joseph Monninger and absolutely loved t. It was a story that really pulled me in and it was beautifully written.

    Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler was fantastic and hard to put down.

    I also loved Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, and Where We Belong by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Just to name a few. I’m a bookaholic!

  3. I loved “Forever” by Pete Hamill

  4. Gone Girl is at the top of my list because I’ve heard so much about it. I just finished And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini and it was amazing, as all of his books are. And I love to watch Eat, Pray, Love – every time I do it inspires me to seek out joy and balance in my life.

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