Saturday, April 28, 2012

searching for a good book

I LOVE to read, but I haven't read anything since Jackson was born.  I have to force myself to take a break from reading, because I pretty much ignore everything and everybody around me when I read.  The house doesn't get cleaned and the kids have to fend for themselves. When I really get into a book I will stay up all night or until my eyes will no longer stay open to keep reading.

Hello, my name is Jena and I am a book addict.  Seriously, it is a problem.

 Here is a video that explains exactly how I feel when I'm reading. 

Isn't that too funny? 

Anyway, I knew with having a new baby I should not try and read anything.  I would only get frustrated with it.  But now that Jackson is almost 9 months and getting a little independent and we only have about 20 days until I am off for the summer, I am feeling the need for a good book. That's where YOU come in!

I need some suggestions. 

Here are some books I've read and loved:

Twilight series

Fallen series: If you haven't read I highly recommend.   There is a fourth one coming out pretty soon.

Vampire Academy Series: Really good and very different from twilight.

Mortal Instruments Series

I also really enjoy just some good ole feel good christian romance.

or some not so christian romance (don't judge)
These are Christine Feehan Drake Sisters Series  I loved these. 

The last books I read were the Hunger Games.  I enjoy all types of book genres, but I need at least a tiny bit of romance no matter what.  Is that bad?  I have read and enjoyed books with no romance, but I just prefer a little lovey dovey stuff.  That being said I'll try whatever if it's highly recommended. 

I am hearing a lot about these Shades of Grey books.  People are loving them.  I have reservations because of all the raunchyness I'm reading about in the reviews.  I have read some smut romance novels in my time, but I hear these are REALLY bad.    Not sure if I want to go down that road.

I'm also looking for some good commentaries to go along with my quiet times.  I just started Beth Moore's "Get Out of That Pit."  My mom read it last year and said it was awesome.  I'll let update you about it soon.

Ok, so give me some suggestions.  I want to make a reading list for the summer.   I will take ideas for leisure reading and bible study reading.


  1. I think it's hard to fit in reading with the kids. I read on my lunch break at work or sometimes at night. That said I am going to recommend Bloom by Kelle Hampton. Not sure if you read her blog but the book is so good. I am also reading the Happiness Project which I like as well. That's it for me right now!

    1. Thanks for the suggestions! I will check those out :)

  2. Found your link on Kelly's Korner. I live in Iowa, LA. My name is Heather. I am married (2006) and, I have two children; Jack is three and a half and Anna Grace is two. Scrolling through your blog, I saw this post and wondered if I should reply :) I am trying to get together a book club for the summer that will transition into a Bible Study in the fall. If you enjoy blog reading, you may have heard of Women Living Well or Good Morning Girls; it will follow Good Morning Girls format with a daily check in via facebook or email. The book we are planning to read for the summer is the book they actually did last summer, called Ministry of Motherhood. Will be starting later this month!!! is my e-mail if you are interested. I feel a little silly sending a message, but I also believe God orders our steps!!! Blessings


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