“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King
I’ve been a voracious reader ever since my father gave in one day after what felt like a year of begging to teach me to read. The first book I ever read was a Sesame Street Book, The Monster at the End of the Book, and yes, I updated this in 2021 to include the video link for anyone who actually reads my old posts.
When you get a reputation for being a bit of a book connoisseur, people start asking you for recommendations of what to read. This happens to me more often than not. Especially since everyone knows I’m that weirdo that clings to the romanticism that exists in holding a physical book and that the nook gave to me for Christmas last year sleeps as soundly as Rip Van Winkle in the back of my sock drawer.
I figured my blog would be a great place to list all of them that I read in 2013 so far and perfectly timed as many folks start planning their summer vacations and beach or lakeside reads. Lately, I’ve been reading many dramatic works of fiction, with a sprinkling of poetry and nonfiction.
Without further ado, in order of oldest to most recently read: