This post brought to you by my awesome new bookmark I got at the library:

     Lately I've been reading books non-stop, I don't know what it is? Maybe it's because reading is the most guilty-free form of procrastination for me? I've always loved to read but have done significantly less of it now than when I was younger. I used to be a voracious reader, I remember praying that I could learn to read like my sister. I remember learning to read and hang upside-down on monkey bars/my bunk-bed right around the same time and thinking "Theoretically I could read whilst hanging upside down a la Pippi Longstocking or something." Although in retrospect I doubt I used the words "theoretically" or "whilst" in 1st grade. And lucky for me, our house didn't have air conditioning, which resulted in entire summers spent at the library. This fostered my young love for reading even more. Here's what I've been reading lately:

The Five People You Meet In Heaven- Mitch Albom. This has been on my bedside for ages! I just started it this morning, so I can't completely vouch for it. So far it is a fascinating view of heaven and actually pretty psychedelic. Waiting for it to change my life.

The Hunger Games & Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins. Obvi. This has been one of those phenomenon books that everyone reads at the same. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it. However, this is not my favorite genre of book. It was very reminiscent of 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and Brave New World which all read like the same exact book to me (and I didn't like them). Mockingjay is eagerly waiting for me on my Kindle for plane ride. Also I have a girl crush on Katniss. What, like you don't?

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo- Steig Larsson. I beg you, do NOT see this movie until you have read the book! This is because it is the most suspenseful book I have read in a looong time. It is dark, unhappy, and pretty disturbing, but you will not be able to put it down. I read it in about two days. The movie is alright but gives away little details in two minutes that you have to discover over the course of the book. So, def read the book. And then watch the movie. Rooney Mara is as good as they say.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - Mindy Kaling. Oh I enjoy a light read as well. I adore Mindy Kaling. I pre-ordered this on Amazon (don't be fooled by this marketing ploy: I received it about a week after it actually came out) and proceeded to read it in about 24 hours. Mindy is...going to be explained in another blog post for future. I don't want to get into it here. Read it, you will love it.

The Secret Life Of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd. You might be disappointed at the end. This is a pretty weird book. I now know more about bees than I probably ever cared to know. I would recommend it though, just picture a disgruntled Dakota Fanning in your head the whole time.

What have you been reading lately? I am always looking for good books!

A fine memory of procrastination, reading this beauty in 24 hours. 



underwookg said...

Priya! You're blog is great. I've really enjoyed reading it. I have such a passion for gardening and flowers and the sorts, so I went and checked out Bloom. How cute! Your book list is great. The Five People You Meet in Heaven has been my favorite book since about 10th grade. You'll really enjoy it. I also fell into the Hunger Games and finished the trilogy in no time! Can't wait to check out the other reads on your list.

Priya said...

Katie thank you for your sweet comment! I'm so glad you're enjoying it (and that someone is reading it)! I finished The Five People today, it got realllly good. That's the coolest interpretation of heaven I've ever heard! Let me know what you think of any of the others!

Dee Paulino said...

I am looking for another author to fall in love with... I used to be obsessed with Jodi Picoult but her last wolk (Wolf--something?) was a total failure. Next on my list: The hunger games :)

Priya said...

I've only ever read my Sister's Keeper, but it seems she has really shifted topics (Wolves?!) The Hunger Games is awesome. One of the best feelings ever is reading a book you can get completely lost in, that'll do it!

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