Most weeks, I average reading one or two books a week. I know to some that may seem rather extreme, but honestly….I read whenever I can! I read at stoplights, I read while eating lunch, I read while working behind the desk at the studio, I read before bed, I read when Adam works late and if I’m lucky, I read for an hour right when I wake up in the morning (my favorite time read while sipping my tea in bed)!
This past week, I read two AMAZING books, the first being Drowning Ruth. Again, why did it take me so long to read this?! It pretty much has my name written all over it. I especially loved that the book was set in Milwaukee in the early 1900’s! My mom’s whole side of the family is from there and I recognized some of places written about. The descriptions were so juicy and well-written that it really made me feel like I was there. If you love epic novels about dark family secrets, you will love Drowning Ruth.
The only time I put it down was when my kindle fell into the lake.
But then I ran right to the library to get another copy so I could finish it! And then I bought a new kindle. Sigh.
I saw the movie when it came out in the late ’90s but didn’t even think of reading the book until it popped up on Goodreads last week as something I would like. Aaaaand….I loved it! It drew me in from the first page and reminded me of a Jodi Picoult novel. Once I started, I seriously had issues putting it down and finally finished it only an hour ago while eating lunch.
Even if you saw the movie, READ THIS! Books are always so much better than movies, anyway. Duh. Plus, it’s the book that made Oprah decide to start her infamous Book Club! I know some people have issues with Oprah’s Book Club but really? I love it. The only novel I didn’t really like that she picked was Middlesex. Couldn’t get into it. Other than that, I’ve always loved OBC picks.
Are you on Goodreads yet? It’s sorta addicting!