Monday, September 21, 2015

Literary Lust: Books From My To-Read List

If it's not obvious by now, then let me just say: I love books! I have always loved them. I used to get so excited when my dad would take me to Barnes and Noble every weekend when I was little to pick out a new Babysitter's Club book, or whatever series I was reading at the moment. My mom used to take me to the library when I was really little, too. I remember we used to check out these Word Bird books and I loved going through them all.

Now that I'm a librarian, I am constantly surrounded by books and I get to see all the new books come in, so I am always adding to my list of books to read. I love to discuss books, so I thought I'd start writing more about it here! I am thinking I will share books that I want to read, and maybe books that I've read and what I thought of them. I always say that I was destined to be a librarian ever since I was little because I used to line up all my stuffed animals and read books aloud to them. I pretty much had storytime with my stuffed animals. Twenty years later, and here I am having been a children's librarian doing lots and lots of storytimes! Destiny.

Anyway, here are some picks from my to-read list:

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

Alright, so this has been a much talked about book the last few months. There's a huge waiting list for it, and that's been so for a while now. I am definitely intrigued by it. It seems like it has a Gone Girl feel to it, though I've yet to read that one either. I have heard people rave about this book, and I've heard people say they didn't like it, but I always like to judge for myself when it comes to things like books and movies.

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

This book came out this year, but I haven't heard too many people asking for it. When someone did ask for it, I looked it up and it sounded interesting. It's got a psychological aspect to it, which I enjoy. It's basically the story of a school shooting, told from the point of view of the father of a boy who is unaccounted for after the shooting occurs. Is he a victim? Is he the shooter? That's what you want to know as the reader, I suppose.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

This is an older book (it came out in 2003), but I only came across it pretty recently. It takes place at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 and is the story of an architect in charge of the fair and a serial killer who poses as a doctor and lured attendants of the fair to their deaths. I believe they are separate stories that possibly intermingle eventually, but I'm not entirely sure. That's just how it seems. I like stories about serial killers and psychological thrillers in general, so it caught my interest.

What's on your to-read list? Have you read any of these books? Feel free to leave comments and discuss. :)

*All pictures from Amazon.