1. Rachelle

    I bough the first book of the hunger trilogy but have not read it yet. I’ll give it a shot.


  2. Hitha On The Go

    I couldn’t put down the Hunger Games triology – I read them all in a single night (and I mean ALL night – didn’t go to sleep until 5 am). I haven’t read any of the books in the first part of the post, but you can be assured that I have them marked as “read next”

    After reading The Paris Wife, I’m on a classics bender and have been tearing my way through Hemingway and Fitzgerald. This kick also reunited me with my FAVORITE classics author, Kate Chopin. I may or may not have splurged on pretty hardcovers of these books as well. Whoops.

  3. Kim @ See Kim Decorate

    I never thought about it like that, but maybe that’s why I too love memoirs so much. I read a little bit of everything, but it’s the memoirs on my to-read list that I get most excited about.

  4. Maureen

    I fought the Hunger Games trend hard. I wanted nothing to do with them. When I was finally convinced to read them… I fell in love. I’m re-reading the first one again now just for fun!

  5. Lisa // Elembee

    I have an embarrassing obsession with YA dystopian/fantasy/supernatural novels. I don’t know what that says about me. If you liked The Hunger Games, definitely give the Divergent trilogy a try (the last one isn’t out yet). I also liked the Delirium trilogy (haven’t read the third yet though), and right now I can’t put down The Mortal Instruments. None of which would probably interest you, but I’d say at least give Divergent a try!

  6. Marie-Eve @aprettynest

    I’m a big reader ! I haven’t read the glass castle yet, so I’ll definitely add it to my to read list.

    I just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and it is amazing ! I was on the edge of my seat every step of the way. ! It’s a triller with a twist. Absolutely loved it !

    I alse really loved The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, it’s whimsical and magical and has a great love story. I’ve heard they will be making a movie out of it, that I will definitely go see !

  7. Alyssa

    I’ve tried to ignore the Hunger Games after being slightly terrified by the movie, but I think I’ll have to try the book!

    I’ve been really into Sarah Addison Allen’s books, they’ve got a touch of magic, suspense and are a bit naughty!

  8. Molly {Dreams in HD}

    LOL i love hearing about your “hunger games” experience because mine was exactly the same. i literally resisted it for YEARS, but finally my mom and boss convinced me to read it and i think i read all three books in about a week. i loved them so much that i actually re-read them!

  9. Liz {What Dress Code?}

    I’m going to have to get my hands on Half Broke Horses, I read The Glass Castle and kind of felt the same way you did, but maybe the prequel will cast a new light! Thanks for the suggestions, too, always looking for new reads.

  10. FripperyVintage

    Loved the Hunger Games trilogy, but couldn’t get into Gone Girl, I’ve read that’s being made into a movie too.

  11. Elizabeth

    I’m doing Great Gatsby right now to refresh myself before the movie comes out in May. Up next, I think I’ll read the second of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books. Have you read them? So good!

    Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

    1. Victoria

      Great Gatsby is my favorite book… I’ve reread it several times, enjoy!

  12. Ashley

    Read the entire Hunger Games series back to back and loved it 🙂 Unimpressed with the movie

    xo Ashley

  13. tobe | because it's awesome

    oh man. someone recommended the HG books to me before they were hype and i was the same. not interested. but last spring break grace wouldn’t stop talking about them and we wanted to see the first movie with her so i ran out and INHALED the first book. like, started reading at 8p and was finished by breakfast. loved it. had similar thoughts on the movie, but that’s usually to be expected. can’t believe i still haven’t read the other 2! need to do it.

  14. Keri

    I resisted the Hunger Games too but loved them. Am also resisting the Dragon Tatoo. I just finished reading Clara & Mr. Tiffany and loved it. A look at a female artist at a time when women weren’t taken seriously, living in NY and finding her own path to success. Had to hit the Met after reading it to see the Tiffany works in person. Inspiring.

  15. Kristin

    I love books and similar to you, I vary between an actual book or my kindle/ipad kindle reader. I really enjoyed Laura Hillendbrand’s ‘Unbroken’ – a WWII Story on Survival (truly an incredible read!) and of course, ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn.


  16. Maiah of Writing with Wine

    Jeannette Walls is one of my absolute favorite authors. Reading The Glass Castle made me physically react to her stories because the writing’s so good (and resulted in a lot of odd looks on the Metro). But catching up with her sequel Half Broke Horses just blew me away. Great recommendation!

    I often feel odd recommending the book I’m about to name, but it’s just so damn good: Room by Emma Donoghue. Enjoy!
    Xx, Maiah

  17. cait

    I love both Half Broke Horses and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close so I will have to get my hands on Breaking Night!


  18. Joelle

    I second the recommendation of The Night Circus. It totally had me enveloped in the magical world and thinking “this would be a fantastic and beautiful movie.” Now that it’s going to be made into a film, I can’t wait!

    I haven’t read it yet, but I keep hearing more and more about Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, if you’re in the mood for some non-fiction inspiration for working women.

    Happy Reading!

  19. erin @WELLinLA

    Recently read (for fun read!) “Where’d You Go Bernadette?” and loved it. The book is a mystery “where is she?” at its core, but it’s really exploring the characters through every other character. The narrative is relayed through letters, emails, transcribed phone calls and threads the history with the present mystery. I don’t read fiction often because when I find a book like this the rest of life gets put on hold until I’m finished devouring the book!! Even worse when it is a trilogy – a la “Hunger Games” or “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”.

  20. Julie / Bound

    I’ll second (or third or fourth?) the love for Night Circus and Gone Girl, but my favorite recommendation lately is Cutting For Stone. Beautifully written, seriously, one of those books you just cannot stop thinking about after it’s over.

  21. Lauren

    I totally agree with your Hunger Games comments. I resisted and thought it was going to be some Twilight tween series. Needless to say I read all three books in four days on my commute on the train. Please continue with your monthly book posts, especially with summer on its way


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