What I’m Reading Now

by jenna on October 9, 2013


So, I know I owe you guys some serious book posts! I’m so sorry I’ve slacked off in that department these past few months. Honestly? I just haven’t found my reading groove and didn’t want to post “blah” books on here. However, I’ve now read a few awesome novels in a row and am excited to share them with you guys, starting with this one — Me Before You. It was a great one.

A few weeks ago, I had three different people in one day recommend this book to me so I figured it was meant to be….and it was! I loved, loved, LOVED this book. It’s set in England and is about a girl who becomes a caregiver for a quadriplegic man. I don’t want to give too much away so just read it! I finished this is two days because I was so hooked. I love the story and felt very invested in the characters. If you’re looking for a new read, I highly suggest giving this a try! I felt like the ending was truly unpredictable, which I loved, and I felt sad when the book ended — a sign of a good read, for sure. 

What about you? What are you reading now? I’m on a roll and always need suggestions! I actually just started Gone Girl two days ago and so far, find it fascinating.

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Nicole October 9, 2013 at 4:03 am

I love your reading suggestions!


Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs October 9, 2013 at 4:13 am

Thanks for the recommendation!


Amber October 9, 2013 at 4:39 am

The last great book I read was Orphan Train.


Lauren @ The Highlands Life October 9, 2013 at 4:58 am

Gone Girl is so good. I couldn’t put it down! I’ll have to give this one a read next.


janine October 9, 2013 at 4:59 am

I also LOVED Me Before You. I am currently reading Jojo Moyes’ new book, The Girl You Left Behind. So far so good!


Sara October 9, 2013 at 11:37 am

I loved Me Before You, and am reading The Girl You Left Behind right now too! Her other book The Last Letter From Your Lover is amazing! Might be my favorite one of hers!


Cait October 9, 2013 at 5:05 am

I absolutely adored this book. I read it last winter and – like you – couldn’t put it down. I also highly recommend her new book, The Girl You Left Behind. Especially since I know how much you love historical fiction. Happy reading!


Madison October 9, 2013 at 5:24 am

I’ve read this book and it’s sooooo good! My mom recommended it and she is always the best at giving me books to read.


Kristi October 9, 2013 at 5:27 am

I’m reading south of normal and though I’m not done it’s really good! It’s a true story about the author going to live in Costa Rica to write his book.


Belinda October 9, 2013 at 5:28 am

That is a wonderful book! I look forward to your book recommendations. I am currently reading My Husband’s Secret.


Amy Walters, A DESIGN DOCK October 9, 2013 at 5:40 am

Mmm…sounds really interesting and beautiful. Definitely going to give it a try. Thanks Jenna! Love your book recommendations.


Julia Kent @ The Domestic Blonde October 9, 2013 at 5:48 am

OMG Jenna I loved this one too! I think I recommended it to you before your trip (via a blog comment). I wrote a review on it here: http://unputdownablebookclub.com/2013/04/24/book-review-me-before-you-by-jojo-moyes/


Emily @ The Swallow Flies October 9, 2013 at 6:09 am

Reconstructing Amelia is SO good. I’m reading Orange is the New Black right now and am loving it, too.


Aneeta October 9, 2013 at 6:32 am

I loved this book! It stayed with me long after I finished reading it…I def cried at the end! So glad you enjoyed it too 🙂


Lauren October 9, 2013 at 6:45 am

I was depressed for a week after I read this book. I was hoping for a different ending but I knew my version was probably too good to be true. :-/ Very good read though.


Barbara October 9, 2013 at 6:59 am

Ah i loved Gone Girl, up until th last 10 pages. Totally ruined it. Ive heard this book is good, but havent yet picked it up. Will have to add it to my list.


Lauren @ Lake Shore Lady October 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

That’s so funny! I just had my friend do a special Book I Love version of my usual Links I Love and this is one of the books she recommended. She LOVED it! You might like some of her other picks too – you can see them here: http://bit.ly/198TdVn


Laura October 9, 2013 at 7:50 am

Several people have recommended this to me as well! It sounds like a good one.


erin @hooleywithaz October 9, 2013 at 7:51 am

i have such mixed feelings about gone girl…i’m excited to see what you think about it! i’ve been hearing a lot about this book lately, so i might need to pick it up.


Elisabeth October 9, 2013 at 7:51 am

I got that book a couple of months ago from e library & LOVED IT! I, too, finished it in just a couple days. Her new book just recently came out & definitely need to get ahold of that. I did read Gone Girl, as well – I loved it, until the ending…

I’m currently reading Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves – she also wrote another great book a couple years ago called The Island that you should read, if you haven’t already 🙂


Kim October 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

If you like Gone Girl you should try Dark Places (same author!).


Stacey October 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

This is a stupid question: is it scary? I enjoyed Gone Girl and Dark Places sounds super interesting but I’m a huge chicken and don’t know how far she delves into “Satanic cult”.


Caitlin F. October 9, 2013 at 9:23 am

Have you watched the French film The Intouchables? Sounds similar to the book you read and it’s such an awesome movie. It’s on Netflix!


Ange @ Cowgirl Runs October 9, 2013 at 10:03 am

I always love your book suggestions! This is going on the list for me.

I have a list of books I’m hoping to read by the end of 2013 here: http://runningcowgirl.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/what-im-reading-this-month/


Jane {In the Pink and Green} October 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

Ooh I have been looking for something new to read, and this book sounds awesome! I’ll have to download it on my Kindle tonight 🙂 I just finished “The Fault in Our Stars” and loved it!


joelle (on a pink typewriter) October 9, 2013 at 11:52 am

I need to get back into the habit of reading! Total fail lately!


Jess October 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

So, I just finished The Chaperone! Finally got to reading it since you recommended it! Also, I read Serena by Ron Rash and highly recommend it! It’s a seriously dark book, but it’s great!


Fancy October 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I love your book posts!!!! I have read so many good books based on your recommendations 🙂 Please keep them coming!


Terri A October 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Just finished Me Before You and loved it. Will download Gone Girl, have heard a lot of recommendations for that one.


Kim Christenson October 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm

I just finished “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman and loved it! same thing ..I didn’t want to put it down but didn’t want it to end..so beautifully written!


Live Love Yum October 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Hey Jenna, do you ever read any health/nutrition or yoga type books? Any suggestions?

P.S I enjoy your blog. I recently lost a close sibling and it’s of some comfort I’m not alone…and you can come out smiling again one day.


jenna October 10, 2013 at 8:57 am

I’m so, so sorry for your loss. I don’t read a lot of health books, actually! I’m more of a fiction girl 🙂


Clara October 9, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Just stumbled across your site for the first time as I was intrigued by the title of your blog. I’m learning, just now, how to do those 3 things 🙂


ERin Kloosterman October 10, 2013 at 5:06 am

Have you ever read “Code Name Verity” or “Rose Under Fire?” Both are technically young adult books, but they are so incredibly good! They are about female pilots during World War II. Both are really intense, and I flew through them!


Kayley Maybe October 10, 2013 at 5:49 am

I LOVED “The Night Circus.” One of those haunting books that has stayed with me for a long time.

Also highly recommend Kate Morton’s “The Secret Keeper.” It’s female-centered historical fiction.


melissa October 10, 2013 at 6:46 am

I just read “Me Before You” as well! I truly enjoyed it and Gone Girl is also an excellent book. I am reading Proust and the Squid right not. Learning all about our reading brains and doing some non-fiction.


Emily @ Life on Food October 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

I heard this one was a goodie too. I will have to make it my next pick.


Tracy October 10, 2013 at 10:58 am

I looooved Me Before You! Such a great book. I just downloaded another one of her books, The Girl You Left Behind. I can’t wait to read it. I just finished Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly. Interesting. I’m also excited to read Bridget Jones new book which comes out next week!


Morgan October 10, 2013 at 11:08 am

I’m reading She-Wolves by Helen Castor…you would love it! Helen writes like it’s fiction but it’s entirely non-fiction. Totally a Jenna book.

I’m also reading Angelina’s Bachelors and the Husband’s Secret.

I LOVED The Hypnotist’s Love Story: A Novel


terri October 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm

I always love to read your recommendations and was excited to see you read Me before You. I LOVED this book immensely! I seriously don’t know if I have read something as good. This was a fantastic one! Id be excited if they made a movie!


Katy October 11, 2013 at 4:50 am

I am definitely adding this to my to-read list! I think you will really like Gone Girl. Dark, but such a page turner!


natalie@thesweetslife October 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm

highly recommend yes, chef (memoir by marcus samuelson) and the aviator’s wife and the chaperone…recently read and loved all three!


TiffanyS October 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

I picked up this book Friday after your review. I’m also reading Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee. I think you would like it. My church book club will be discussing it in a few weeks.


Aggie October 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I keep hearing about this book, need to read it. I was on a good book roll this summer…The Kitchen House, The Good House, Defending Jacob and Porch Lights.

I’m reading Off Season now, just started.

Really enjoyed Gone Girl!


Ashley Spivey October 23, 2013 at 10:13 am

Try Forever, Interrupted and The Last Letter from Your Lover!!!!! Both are soooooo good!


Courtney November 21, 2013 at 8:08 am

I just finished one of my all time favorite books. Breath by Kate Bishop is an inspiring yoga love story. All of the characters have intriguing stories, which makes it almost impossible to put the book down. Breath is available online only through Amazon.


Jen November 24, 2013 at 5:40 am

I’ve had this book on hold at the library since you posted about it, and I finally read it. So amazing. Thank you for the recommendation. I work in health care, and will be recommending this book to my co-workers!


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