I have a personal blog where I post about my day to day life and I use goodreads to keep track of books I have read and books want to read. But I thought I’d create a separate blog for things I’m reading and as a place to share a few of my thoughts, likes, dislikes, etc.
I consider myself an avid reader. I’ve read 126 books so far this year the year isn’t even half over yet. I try to read clean, uplifting books. Here are the kinds of books I like & dislike:
I couldn’t finish The Time Traveler’s Wife – Loved the concept and story line but it just had too much sex and language in it for me.
I read the first of The Outlander series but quit part way into book 2. I enjoyed Outlander but it was a little too much for me.
I loved Poison Study, Magic Study & Fire Study. I am a little more liberal when it comes to an “adult” book having sexual content than I am when sex is part of a young adult book. As long as it isn’t too graphic or steamy I will read a book that has immoral content as long as that isn’t the focus of the book. It sickens me when young adult books are filled with language and immoral content.
I love a good clean romance! Currently my absolute favorite author is Marcia Lynn McClure. Why? Her books are clean but oh so romantic. I rarely buy books but I’ve bought dozens of her books because I adore them (and her). I also enjoy romance novels like the ones written by Nicholas Sparks.
I love fairytale and fairytale retellings done by authors like Shannon Hale, Robin McKinley, Gail Carson Levine & Jessica Day George. I love classics like Jane Eyre and all of Jane Austen’s books. I love young adult books that have crossover appeal to adults, books like Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, Artemis Fowl & The Mortal Instruments.
I enjoy reading great picture books to my children. I love great audio books. It’s amazing how a book comes to life when read by the likes of Jim Dale.
So that’s a starting place. If your taste in books is like mine then you might find some great recommendations or warnings as far as content from the books I’m reading. I follow about a dozen books blogs where I find recommendations for books to read. I wish more of those sites had content rating for books. I also look at all the 4 & 5 star rated books my friends read on goodreads.
If you’ve read any great clean reads, uplifting reads or just great books let me know!
So many books, so little time!