I am switching it up this week. I joined a reading Facebook group and we pick a book every month. They ask that we answer questions on our reading habits on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, so here are my answers.
This month’s questions are:
1. What are you reading? Tell us about it! I am currently reading this months pick The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton,
2. Do you find yourself reading more of a particular genre during the heat of summer? I do read a little more beach reads, but I still read a great deal of mystery, romance, and adult lit too.
3. Who are your favorite book villains (either to love or to hate?) I don’t really read books with villains in them. Unless you call the murderers in the mystery novels villains, and there is nothing to like about them.
4. If you could choose one author’s writing powers to harness, who would you choose and why? I’m not sure what it means about powers, but I love the writing of Sue Grafton, Joanne Fluke, and Debbie Macomber. Their ability to tell a story really leaves you feeling like you know the character. They always make me dread waiting for the next book to come out.
5. Do you read one book at a time, or read multiple books at once? I tend to only read one book at a time, otherwise the characters get all jumbled.
6. What are some of your favorite non-fiction books? I don’t really like non-fiction however if I am it is going to be something I can learn from like Dave Ramsey’s book or a funny one like Chelsea Handler or Tina Fey’s book.
What are you reading?
What type of books do you tend to read the most?
Linda sheridan says
I am a big non-fiction reader. Anything on
Psychics and mediums telling their stories. Also
Books like Marlo Thomas writes containing
Personal short stories. I have been reading
This type for about 20 yrs. I do intersperse
With fiction. I read Gone Girl. I need to read this
New book written by Harper Lee’s neighbor
About Harper Lee’s life after writing To Kill A
Mockingbird. I need to be better with the book names
Reading is a gift and a treat to ourselves.
Happy Tuesday. Love, SMD’s momma
Ohh that sounds interesting. I think if you mix it up it helps. I read so much I want it to take me somewhere new. 🙂
I just finished a book by an author local to Wilmington that I picked up a shop while my sister and I were there, it was just so so. I haven’t started anything new yet but with tonight’s predicted big storms I think I want something scary! 🙂
PS – for some reason your replies still come to my She Crab Soup blog email.
Ohhhh I love rainy day reading, a good mystery thriller is always good. Tess Gerritsen is a favorite of mine. Oops sorry, totally my fault.
i’m not huge on non fiction either, but i did like Tina Fey’s book (i listened to it though). I read that ‘hope they serve beer in hell’ a couple years ago, pretty funny! not really my kind of book but i did enjoy it. I think I have heard of another Kate Morton book that has a cover that always intrigues me but I have never read it. That probably makes no sense. If you like the one you are reading now, I might have to add it to my list!
Yes, it was recommended to me. It is starting off slow for me but hoping it picks up. I may be in a reading slump though.
I am ALL about the beach reads in the summer! Next I want to read The One & Only by Emily Giffin since I just love her books.
Yes, light fun and not to difficult are the best in the summer. That book is on my list too. You’ll have to tell me how you like it!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I loved that book!
Girl, tell me is gets more interesting. The beginning is dragging for me. Maybe I am just tired, but i am not loving it. 🙁
I don’t really read non-fiction either. Great answers!
Thank you. Yes, it has to be interesting to catch my attention if it’s non-fiction. Life is boring enough I don’t want to read things that don’t entertain.
I actually just got that book too! I’m finishing up a book on improving writting skills now and then I am moving on to that one.
Writing skills can always being improved. Hope it’s useful.
Kateri Von Steal says
I’m reading: I shall wear midnight by Terry Pratchett
It’s a fantasty read, with a great deal of humor. I love it!
It’s part of his discworld stories… Start with the Wee Free Men.. and move on from there!
Sounds interesting I’ll have to check it out.
Kelly (@KRod0519) says
My go-to is non-fiction. I read Tina Fey’s book last summer for book club. It’s a quick, easy, entertaining read. I am going to read Paris Letters and finally finish A Homemade Life. Happy reading! 🙂
I will have to check those out, I think I just tend to get bored with them, but if it keeps me engaged then I know it’s good.
I love reading books but all I have time for is reading blogs and barely that from time to time haha
Haha!! I hear ya, it has been a struggle lately for me too.
I have the movie “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell.” Basically it cracked me up…and had a little bit of disturbing parts. Basically everything you want in a book/movie.
Haha!! I didn’t know it was a movie. Someone mentioned it I think Kathy so I decided to give it a whirl. I don’t blush or get offended easily.
What a fun post! I love to read so thanks for the book suggestions.
Very welcome! I love the summer reads the best.
Jana @ Jana Says says
I have no type of book I gravitate towards. I read pretty much everything. No, that’s not true. No science fiction, no horror, no trashy romance, and no period dramas. Other than that, though, everything.
I didn’t love I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell but the movie is hilarious. Especially the first half. I almost peed myself watching it.
I can’t do period dramas either, or science fiction. I can totally get behind a trashy romance though. Haha! I didn’t know it was a movie. Where have I been?!
i hope they serve beer…it just made me mad because i don’t like him, but i can appreciate he knows he’s a jerk
I have heard mixed reviews. Hopefully it will at least be funny.
Book reads are always a good choice. I want to get the new Emily Giffin and Jennifer Wiener ones before I go to Chatham!
Yes, those two books are on my list too!! I really need like a week off from work so I can just sit on the beach and read without distractions!! Haha!
Tina Fey’s book is on my list of books to read right now, but apparently everyone at my library has discovered it recently so it’s always checked out. haha.
Haha! I have heard lot of good things about it. Hopefully it comes in soon!
i love non fiction if they are about history. but I am mainly into historical fiction or murder mysteries!
For some reason History was always my worst subject in school so I can’t imagine reading it. I would gobble up a murder mystery though!
Leeann @ Join the Gossip says
I need to start making a note orf the books you read and like/don’t like. I’m always looking for suggestions and you’re def a reader 🙂
Girl get yourself to Goodreads and you can add me as a friend then you can follow all the books I read and rate!
Lindsay Templeton says
No WAY I always HATE the villains. I’m sitting here trying to think of a single villain I like…none.
Right?! Isn’t the whole point of the villain is to dislike them?!
Brenda @DailyMayo says
Getting to know a character is so important! I would love to write with that ability as well.
Yes, just writing what they say but actually understanding why they choose those words, and understanding their personality is the sign of a great writer. If only I could write that well. Until then I will just try to enjoy as many great writers as I can. 😉
i’ve been reading the goldfinch for awhile and loving it so far. I think my next read will be something light and “beachy” – something good for summer!
Yes, beachy and light is good. I have been reading a lot of deep stuff and I need light. I have so many books I need to finish first though! Haha!