Wednesday, March 6, 2013

READ.


As I've mentioned quite a few times before, I love reading. Thrillers, mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy fiction, lighthearted romance, inspirational, and most recently—nonfiction—make up my reading queue. On a side note, the photo has absolutely nothing to do with reading... but more-so made me think of the state of mind I am in while I read, so if you can just run with that, we'll be just fine.

The last book I listened to was The Black Box, a crime novel in the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. I've read every single Michael Connelly book (25 total), and like the others, this one did not disappoint. I found it especially intriguing because it follows Bosch's investigation surrounding the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and it began by featuring the National Guard—and as you know, Daniel is in the Air National Guard—so it got my attention. I'm a big, big Michael Connelly fan and I'd recommend his books to anyone who enjoys a good detective novel.

Most recently, I began Killing Lincoln, the nonfiction story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, written and read by Bill O'Reilly. Now, I usually prefer audio books, so I can easily pass the time during my 30-minute commute to work, but I don't know if I'd recommend Killing Lincoln as a listener-friendly book... unless you absolutely love Bill O'Reilly. The reason behind this statement—I feel like I'm listening to The O'Reilly Factor news & politics hour while I'm on the way to work. It's hard to disassociate Bill's voice from him in person to the reader of this book. Do you know what I mean? Usually, the reader of the book sounds like what you'd imagine the character to be, and I just feel that it's very... well, read by a politician. And if you like that, get this on audio book. If you don't love it, pick it up and read it... because it's a great book and gave me a glimpse into a piece of history that I previously knew absolutely nothing about. I'm currently at the part where the authorities are chasing down John Wilkes Booth after Lincoln's assassination—this isn't a spoiler alert, it's a nonfiction and we all know Lincoln dies—and it's pretty intense! I'm looking forward to the final disc.

Usually, I always have about 3 audio books on hold at the library. At the moment, I have The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak, Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs, and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn... and I've been waiting months for Gone Girl!

/ / What's on your reading list? Any good book recommendations, especially nonfiction ones that are about "marriage" and Christian based? Looking to expand my reading!

47 comments:

Miss ALK said...

I'm obsessed with anything by Karen Kingsbury! She's an excellent Christian fiction author! She's written a few small series about the same groups of characters, and also some great stand-alone novels.

xoxo Miss ALK

http://missalk1994.blogspot.com

Amy Sherrill said...

You are going to love Gone Girl! I didn't listen to the audio version but I couldn't put the book down! I also loved Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson.

Chloe said...

Audible.com= LOVE! I also love to listen to books while I drive! Lately I have been listening to classics, so lots of non-fiction. The last one I listened to was The Great Gatsby, and currently I am listening to A Clockwork Orange (Which as intriguing as it is I haven't decided if it is a mistake or not! ha!). I love to read, but commutes are so much better with a story! Plus since switching to English for grad school there are some things I need to catch up on, so it is perfect! Do you have a Goodreads.com account? I love seeing what everyone is reading/ has read and what they thought about the books there!

Cynthia Meyers said...

Gone Girl is at the top of my list as well! And i have The Paris Wife sitting at my bedside waiting to be read. I am currently reading Wicked: The life and times of the wicked witch of the west! It is fabulous!

Chelsea said...

Karen Kingsbury books are amazing and she is a Christian writer. I just finished a series about the 9/11 attacks. They are called "One Tuesday Morning" and "Beyond Tuesday Morning" and I thought they were truly amazing.

Meagan said...

You will looooove the Book Thief, it reads like poetry and is delicious. One of the best books I have ever read!

Kelly Ann said...

Let me know how it is!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Tamara Buschel said...

Love and Respect is so good! My hubby and I read it shortly after we got married ;)

Tamara Buschel said...

Agree! She is my fav!!!

Laura at Howdy Girl said...

I hope you've already read all the Castle books! I've only read the first two. College has killed my reading time. Completely. But, if you're looking for lighthearted mysteries, try the Stephanie Plum books or, if you like historical mysteries, there's the Her Royal Spyness books by Rhys Bowen, those are super good!

Anonymous said...

[url=http://buyonlineaccutanenow.com/#mjhun]accutane 20 mg[/url] - buy generic accutane , http://buyonlineaccutanenow.com/#niwzl order accutane

Raeven said...

I'm currently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and I am LOVING it! I didn't really know what to expect at first, but it's turning into a great story. I'm looking forward to reading all your comments to get ideas for my next book!

Lovely Food said...

I love reading too AND I love audio books , they come great when I run or walk. XO Neja

CatDan said...

Reading is my main thing. I will definitely be trying out a Michael Connelly book now. Hope you enjoy The Book Thief when you get it. I've met Markus Zusak, and he's an amazing guy ( quite gorgeous too) and its an amazing book

grace for gayle said...

If you have not read "Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After" by Craig Groeschel, you need to! It's really, really good. I own it, and if it's one of those "able to lend" ones, I'd be happy to let you borrow it, it's on my Kindle. :)


xoxo,

Gayle | Grace for Gayle

grace for gayle said...

OH! And these:

Communication, Sex and Money
The Unique Woman
Maximized Manhood

I read all three of those (yes, even Maximized Manhood! I wanted to understand men more) and they are really good as well. Edwin Cole, the author (and his wife, who cowrote The Unique Woman) were amazing people. I have a friend who knew them personally through their ministry, and he was the one who told me about these books. I have those as well!!

xoxo,
Gayle | Grace for Gayle

Jennifer said...

Ooh! If you've never read Francine Rivers books, you are missing out! Start with "Atonement Child" and move on from there. :) She has plenty to choose from and I recommend each one!

Jennifer said...

ps, Francine Rivers is a Christian author, as well.

Krysten said...

Right now I am so deep in YA Ficition. I don't know what it is about that genre that just gets to me. Although I'm currently rereading The Host by Stephenie Meyer, but that's technically considered sci-fi.

Courtney Hinds said...

Gone Girl is an amazing book!! I just finished reading The Art Of Racing In The Rain. It is a heartwarming book about the meaning of life as told by a dog. I wasn't sure if I was going to like reading a book in the perspective of a dog, but I loved it! You should check it out, you might life it!

elle @ wishingoodluck said...

I really hope you love Gone Girl as much as I did! It seems to be a favorite - although parts of it are pretty dark!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Thank you for this recommendation! I'll add her to my look-up list!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

I didn't even know about goodreads. I must check it out!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Paris Wife is on my to-read list, too!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

OK good! Glad I'm on the right track!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

I didn't know the Castle books were REAL!?? What?!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Oooh good well I'm adding your book to my checkout list!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

OK! Adding it to my list! Thanks Grace!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Thank you thank you!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

I've read that! And I used to LOOOOVE YA fiction. I'd just sit in the library for hours browsing book covers and about pages!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Uh oh, but will it make me cry!? I have a hard time with tear-jerkers!

Hannah Scott said...

"Love and Respect" is fantastic! I would also recommend "Sheet Music" by Kevin Leman. It was so good I read it in one day. On our honeymoon. Ha! And one that I'm working on but haven't gotten very far in is "Songs in the Key of Solomon" which is kind of like a marriage devotional with daily challenges for you and your husband. I love books like that!

Laura at Howdy Girl said...

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heat-wave-richard-castle/1100260422?ean=9781401311094 First one! There's four now! They're good, but they're carbon copies of the TV show.

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Thanks Hannah! I love devotionals too, so I'll be sure to look into that one. I also added Sheet Music to my list! Thank you again!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Oh my gosh. I'm so behind! Thank you for letting me know!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

But wait wait wait... they're actually BY Richard Castle? Ha. What a concept.

Allison said...

One of my favorite couple books was the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. It helped Myke and I SO much. Also even though it isn't a "marriage" book, Captivating is also an amazing book and Wild at Heart for guys. They are written by the same guy and his wife helped him write Captivating. It's about finding your soul as a man and woman. I'm going to be reading Wild at Heart because I hope to understand Myke even more. The author(s) are John and Staci Eldredge. If you really really want sci-fi, I can have Myke email you a list. That's his area of expertise.
Oh and Myke is my husband :)

Laura at Howdy Girl said...

Haha! Of course not! Ghostwriter, silly! Even though Richard Castle does have his own twitter account.

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Hey Allison! I also read the five love languages... man was that book good! It definitely helped us better understand each other... as our languages are exactly the same!

I've added the other two to my list. They are TOTALLY what I was looking for. Thank you thank you!

Anonymous said...

Here you are going to get complete details of the
lender and also this system which he is offering to students as you online loans bad credit utilize all the tips you've just read on payday payday advances.

Anonymous said...

Some lenders is likely to make you go by way of a credit check prior to deciding to can
borrow from their website instantpaydayloans4realuk.co.uk when shopping for first time a
suit, car or footwear you'll have a very general notion of just how much you're ready to spend.

Annelise Rowe said...

Hannah, I started Love and Respect yesterday! Thanks again for this great recommendation!

Annelise Rowe said...

It's so good! I started it yesterday!

Anonymous said...

Also, the fine print specified by a firm can be legal only when they are place down inside the form of a
contract that's read by you together with accepted cash advance locations the clear draw here is that penalties will not likely increase around the account because the property tax loan handles the repayment-- in place, this preserves the equity for the property.

Anonymous said...

I think thіѕ is among the most signіficаnt info
for me. And i'm glad reading your article. But wanna remark on some general things, The website style is great, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers garcinia cambogia - garcinia cambogia - garcinia cambogia extract plus garcinia cambogia - pure garcinia cambogia extract 60 hca - garcinia cambogia

Anonymous said...

With haѵin so much written cοntent do уou еνer гun іnto аny issues of ρlagоrism or copуright vіolatіon?
Mу websіtе has a lot of uniquе content
I've either authored myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement. Do you know any methods to help stop content from being stolen? I'ԁ gеnuinely apρгeciate
іt. rippln app - rippln reviews
- ripple afghan pattern knit

Here is my wеb site :: rippln reviews

Annelise Rowe said...

I'll have to check out Before I Go To Sleep... adding it to my reading list now! And I did really enjoy Gone Girl. It was wonderful!

AddThis