Jennifer Blake: Current Reads.

Current Reads.

September 19, 2013

I have been pretty good about making sure I make time for personal reading, sometimes school gets in the way, but I have made a big effort to try and at least read before bed each night...

Here is what I have just finished reading...
What I am currently reading...
And what is next on my list...
Just finished...

Divergent: I love this book. I actually will admit I loved it more than The Hunger Games. I was sucked in from page one and I am happy I finished it well before the movie comes out! If you like young adult dystopia type books and you have not read this, I would HIGHLY recommend it.

Bread & Wine: This one took me a little longer to get through. Not because it wasn't good, but because there are certain times it is meant to be read, like in a bubble bath with a glass of wine or early in the morning while you are wrapped up under a warm blanket and are enjoying a hot cup of coffee. Her words are magic. Her stories are a gift. I cried and laughed through the entire book. It felt like I was listening to a friend. I have already cooked 3 of the recipes from the book, they are nothing short of delicious!

Currently reading...

Casual Vacancy: Aaron and I wanted to read this at the same time, so we have been switching off nights reading it. We received it as a gift for Christmas and we have attempted once before to read it. I am giving it a second chance, I can't say I am in love with it yet but maybe I will get there? Or hopefully I will get interested in it enough to keep going? Have you read it? What do you think?

Zen and the Art of Happiness: I picked up this book when we went on our road trip for our honeymoon. I had my eye on it for a while. It seemed short, fun and interesting. I just started it a few nights ago and I am cruising. The concept and ideas in it are fabulous. I would highly recommend it.

Next up...

The Introvert's Way: I read an article by this author on the Huffington Post and I loved her thoughts on being an introvert. I immediately Goolged her to see if she had written anything else and sure enough this book came up. I found it a few days later at a used book store! I am excited to read it!

What are you reading?


  1. I love Bread & Wine. Shauna is my favorite author. If you haven't read her other two books, you definitely should check them out!

  2. I haven't read her other books I will absolutely check them out! Thank you!

  3. I think I'm going to check out Bread and Wine and Zen and the Art of Happiness when I have a little extra time on my plate :) thanks for the recs!

  4. I am so looking forward to reading Bread & Wine. I keep hearing GREAT things about it :) and I need to look into the Introvert one...can't wait to hear what you think of it!

    BTW I'm so impressed you take time to read while in school...I was never one to read while I was taking classes ;-)

  5. I enjoyed Divergent but The Casual Vacancy not so much. I really wanted to like it and I liked seeing a lot of her thoughts come through in that story but mostly I couldn't relate to the characters, feel for them and sometimes just felt bored with the story.

  6. I cannot get into Casual Vacancy but I am trying to, my husband and I wanted to read it together and he likes it so I am sticking with it for a longer! But I totally feel the same way about the characters!

  7. Definitely check it out, I cannot recommend it enough! Reading is part of what keeps me sane during school so I make time for it haha


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