Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Next Great Read....

I have been thinking about this for the last couple of days and finally thought I'd put it out there. I have been having a another great month in February with only half the month gone by and 11 books under my belt. The amazing thing is that many of the books have been actually wonderful reads. I think I have 5 books with A's and just a few in the C's. So it's not like I'm not enjoying what I read and yet I feel I'm missing something.

I feel I'm looking for that next great read.

Have you ever felt that way? You are enjoying what you are reading but you know that it will not be a story to haunt you for years to come. It is not an automatic classic in your eyes.

The last book I read that will stick with me for a VERY long time was "The Host by Stephenie Meyer". Yeah, she has become almost a cliche for her Twilight series (You either love her series or you hate it - and I loved that series) but her venture into adult fiction was what solidified her for me. She just did it for me. Her Wanderer, searching for her own place among the friends and family of her host, her loyalty to Mel and her selflessness will be with me for a long time.

I recently read Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr and although the book gardnered an A it did not impact me the way I wanted it to. Yes, it's a must read. Yes, the characters left me wide open for more. Yes, I already have Ink Exchange (the sequel) on my iPod for reading but I feel myself still searching for that next great book.

I honestly think I'm addicted to the rush I get when I'm in the middle of a book and discover that this one is it! This is the great read. This is the one I can talk about until I'm blue in the face and still be excited over it. The one I have to curb the urge to buy three or four copies and send them out into the world so that everyone can read it.

So.. With that said... Have you found your next great book? If you have, can you share it with me? I think if I don't get a fix soon I'm going to go into withdrawal.


Brenda said...

I actually read a nook that made me stop in my tracks and sob at the end. How weird is that? I really could not believe I was listening to it after something "really bad" happened...but I did the unusual and just hung in there, and OMG! I just couldn't believe the ending was so sappy. It's rated R, violence, sex and adult subject matter. But you probably already read it so nevermind....LOL!

Strlady said...

I would ask you the title of the book if I didn't already know that your read 'em and leave 'em philosophy left you with no clue. LOL!

Brenda said...

Now I'm really laughing! How'd you know that???? But I have a new bookshelf on my blog to keep track of the books I've listened to this month. The book was Kite Runner. And trust me, it's NOT easy listening. But the end was so good... and when I was looking for the cover on Library Thing it turns out it was on some bestseller list (or something like that...) I just picked it up because the pickins' were slim, LOL!
Good read, not for the faint of heart...and no matter how good it was I would never, ever, read it again.

Strlady said...

Ah.. I watched the movie and I wouldn't read the book. It seemed to drag up front and then the middle was stressing and then the ending... It was a huge bestseller. The author wrote another bestseller (I think it was called a thousand splendid suns). Anyhow, thanks for the Rec.

Brenda said...

A movie? I need to get out more...or turn on the tube more, LOL!

samantha.1020 said...

Hmmm...I'm not sure what I would recommend but I do know what you mean. I actually just finished New Moon by Stephanie Meyer and liked it even more than I did Twilight. Hope you find what you are looking for.

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