I am normally very good at reading a book start to finish before I start a new one. But lately, I have had trouble focussing and sticking to a book. As a result, I have multiple books on the go this summer. Here are a few that I am actively reading right now, either as a book or on my Kindle.
A Stolen Life- Jaycee Dugard
Good, I read it in a night. It wasn't too graphic, although there were some disturbing parts (when he first takes her on a crank "run"). She writes like I imagine she talks, and while it skips around and sometimes changes topics suddenly, it seems very real. I enjoyed it.
Death of a Thousand Cuts- Barbara D'Amato
My mom lent me this book, just a paperback. It deals with a murder of a doctor who dealt with autistic kids for years and the truth behind his "miracles". Pretty easy read, but interesting with the autism aspect.
The Happiness Project- Gretchen Rubin
Val lent this to me. It took me a while to get into it, but I am really enjoying it now. It is very inspiring. A woman gives herself a year to figure out what makes her happy. Each month is dedicated to a different subject- family, order, spirituality. While I might not tackle a year, I am definitely taking some of it and incorporating it into my life.
Be the Pack Leader- Cesar Milan
I have said it before, I will say it again. I love Cesar Milan. I love his message and the underlying spirituality in it. A good read, even if you aren't a dog lover.
Lighten Up- Lorretta Laroche
I just got this book yesterday, at the Power of Women conference in Toronto. She was a speaker there, and quite honestly, the most engaging person we listened to (sorry, Ellen!). I am looking forward to delving into this one.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone- J.K Rowling
Oldie but a goodie. With the last movie coming out, I thought it would be good to read the series over again.
Nerd Do Well- Simon Pegg
It's his autobiography, but how much is true, I don't know. It is funny, just like him. I haven't gotten too far in it, but it is good, so far.
Bite Me- Christopher Moore
Geoff just bought this for me on the weekend, and I have read the first chapter. I liked the one book I read, "Coyote Blue". Hope it's good.
Full Dark No Stars- Stephen King
I had read the first 3 stories, and missed the last one. Just finished it. It was really good! I love Stephen King. The last story was about a lady that finds out her husband is a serial killer. So good.
I think there might be a couple more books on the go, but since I don't seem to recall them off the top of my head, I mustn't be that into them. No wonder my mind feels all bouncy and all over the place. My goal for the summer is to finish all of these, so that I can focus on one thing at a time. Wish me luck.
Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "need to focus".