I have a love-hate relationship with reading. I vowed to be a better reader in the last few years after being told that it’s a sign of intelligence, and thus, it became my mission. “I must fool as many people as possible.”
There are two types of readers in the world: the book lovers and the digital content lovers.
I love the idea of books. I constantly judge them by their covers. They exude a musk of wisdom and they’re fun to hold, but I’ll admit, I’m a digital content junkie.
My Kindle equips me with an unrealistic sense of mystery. In my mind, I play out a scenario where a stranger inquires about my material of choice. I look up from my Kindle, adjust my glasses with an air of intelligence, and condescendingly announce that I’m reading Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury when, in reality, I’m working through the Twilight series for a second time.
Team Edward in the books, Team Jacob in the movie. You’re wrong if you disagree.
When I began reading, I made a pact with myself that if I’m not completely invested by the 25% complete mark when the major plot points have been established, it’s not worth continuing.
Life is too short to waste your time on shitty content.
My favorite part about my Kindle? I can scroll through the Chicago Public Library’s digital content and check-out books from the comfort of my couch. It’s the perfect combination of my three favorite things: not talking to people, free stuff and sitting on my ass.
I prefer suspenseful thrillers. They tend to hook you quickly and take you on a wild rollercoaster ride of WTF’s and OMG’s.
If you haven’t read these 5 thrillers, add them to the top of your “To Read” list:
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Libby gets help determining what actually happened to her murdered family by connecting with a freakish, crime-obsessed group that I’d probably be a part of if this wasn’t a fictional book.
You by Caroline Kepnes
Joe is an obsessive freak, but don’t call him one.
i2 by James Bannon
This book is like a psychologically thrilling, sci-fi onion. If this onion was on a burger, my brain would probably explode. So long as I download it, I could continue to my next life like Edward Frame does, but hopefully do my second life better than he did.
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
An absolutely frightening story of domestic abuse with hella gaslighting. I wanted to throw my Kindle when I finished it, but was in sound enough mind to know that probably wasn’t a good idea.
Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale
After Aimee buries her fiancé, she goes to Mexico to discover what really happened to her doomed dearly beloved.
The best part is Caroline Kepnes came out with a sequel and the sequel to Kerry Lonsdale’s book comes out tomorrow. More to read, more to read! What are your favorite reads?