What book have you read that helped you get out of a reading rut?
It has been a LONG time since I did a book review here. Why? Because it’s been a long time since I read a book completely and actually loved it.
I got about 25% through Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl… it was not my kind of book. This was extremely disappointing because I thought I was going to really love it, but it just wasn’t for me. Then I read I Am Malala, I think Malala is incredible and her story is truly remarkable. However, I much preferred listening to her speak and do interviews than the writing of the book. (I think it read too much like that written by a ghost writer.) It’s still definitely worth a read because she is one pretty special human!
It took me a while to get through The Cuckoo’s Calling (my fault, not the book’s fault). It was the first book that I’ve picked up in a while that I really thoroughly enjoyed. I picked it up because it had a dedicated display at Barnes and Noble. I am the biggest sucker when it comes to those displays.
Maybe I’ve been living under a rock or something, but I totally didn’t know that “Robert Galbraith” was J. K. Rowling’s pen name. I knew she had written other books under a different name, I just didn’t put two and two together. A few chapters in, I flipped the book over to reread the teaser and saw the note about J. K. Rowling. The book is definitely not Harry Potter, but it’s an entertaining light read.
After my very, very long book rut, it was just what I needed to get back in the habit of reading. I think I had been discouraged by my lack of enthusiasm and put reading on the back burner. I truly love to read and didn’t realize how much I missed books until I started The Cuckoo’s Calling.
The book is the first of a series about a detective named Cormoran Strike. In The Cuckoo’s Calling, Strike is hired by the brother of a supermodel who was tragically seen falling from her apartment balcony. Cormoran sets out to discover if it was suicide (as it was ruled by the police) or murder…
I’ve already bought The Silkworm, the second in the series, to read. I just started reading Jodi Picoult’s Leaving Time and think it’s already captivating.