I know this is sort of a random post, especially since I never mention how much I enjoy reading. As a kid, I read all the time. When I got in trouble, I got grounded from the library. I'd always have a book with me. In middle school, I even read while I walked home from school. I'm surprised I never tripped and fell...
When I was a kid, I loved The Baby-Sitter's Club series, all the Sweet Valley Twins/High series, Fear Street, and Christopher Pike. My best friend and I even had a contest to see who could read all of the Baby-Sitter's Club books the fastest. We got into a huge fight because I skipped #39- Poor Mallory. I did not want to read that book because it looked boring. I was about 15 books ahead of my friend anyway, so I didn't see what the big deal was. Well, my parents ended up making me read the book. Little did they know, I just skimmed it...
As an adult, I don't read near as much as I did when I was a kid. The only time I really get into reading again is during the summer when I actually have the time and focus to read. I love memoirs and I love true crime novels.
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite books I read as an adult. You will notice I am very into true crime and memoirs. You will also notice there are no running books. I don't read a lot of books about running. I read a few of Dean Karnazes' and Deena Kastor's. I thought Dean was cool but I couldn't stand Deena's! Okay, onto my books...
Being a true crime lover, any crime that is unsolved is fascinating to me. The book is written by the lead detective of the case and includes a lot of inside information I have never read anywhere else. He makes the case that the mother, Patsy Ramsey killed JonBenet. He has definitely convinced me. If this case interests you at all, I highly recommend reading this book!
I don't remember what prompted me to read this book but I'm glad I did. I have since, I read many more books about climbing Mt. Everest. The thought of actually doing it terrifies me. I honestly can't believe people are crazy enough to attempt it but they are. This book depicts one of the most deadly disasters on Mt. Everest.
I found this book sitting on my dad's dresser when I was a kid. I opened it and read the first sentence. I knew just from that first sentence that I absolutely had to read the book: " If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."
Ah, another true crime novel! And an old crime at that! Do you remember the old nursery rhyme, "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her father 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her mother 41."? Well, it went down pretty much like that. Except I don't think Lizzie did it. The book analyzes every. single. possibility. as to what happened on that fateful day. (There aren't too many possibilities.) If I had to put money on it, I'd say her sister did it.
All I really knew about Natalie Wood before reading this book was that she died very mysteriously in the waters off Catalina Island. What I didn't know was that even though her death was ruled an accidental drowning, there was a lot of evidence that pointed toward foul play. Also, did you know that there were only 3 other people on the yacht Natalie was on the night she died? Robert Wagner (her husband), Dennis Davern (the captain), and Christopher Walken (THE MOVIE STAR).
Do you like true crime novels? What are your favorite types of books to read?
What are you reading now? Give us some recommendations!