We survived another work week, friends. Cheers to that! My Friday involved Rainbow Bakery donuts in the newsroom for a co-worker’s birthday, so it was a mighty fine one.
We’re on the road, heading to Nashville for the weekend to see my brother and his amazing fiance get married. They were truly made for each other and we can’t wait to spend all weekend celebrating their love! Up first is a night out on Broadway for their last hoorah — which means I’m going to need some caffeine or a nap!
I’ll be spending most of the four-hour drive down south catching up on reading, which I’ve seriously been neglecting the past few weeks. I set a goal at the beginning of the year to read 52 books in 2016 and I’m way behind. But, I’m determined to catch up! Lately I’ve been trying to pick books that are quick, enjoyable reads. I take my iPad to the gym to read while I’m on the treadmill or bike, which makes workouts go by so quickly.
Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:
I just started this after hearing rave reviews from several friends. I’m only a few pages into the book, but I absolutely love the unique writing style — it draws you in from the beginning. The book is set in occupied France during WWII and follows two characters and how their lives intersect. It’s beautifully written and I’m so excited to see where the story goes.
I’m a huge fan of the thriller and mystery genres, so this series is right up my alley. The Cinderella Murder is the first book in a series about Laurie Moran, a television producer who works on a show that examines cold cases. There are plenty of twists and turns and I like that I’m not always able to guess the outcome of the cases before they’re revealed. I read both books in the series within a matter of days — they’re easy, quick reads. Sometimes that’s just what you need!
I’m a big fan of any stories set during or after WWII, which led me to pick this book up. As I started reading it, I realized I hadn’t retained much information about East Berlin during my high school history days! I found this book to be absolutely fascinating and it led me to do more research and reading online about post-war Berlin. Books that spark my curiosity and leave me wanting to learn more are among my favorites.