Book Recommendations: Part One

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The world is somewhat crazy at the moment. And, people are feeling all the feels. No matter what you’re feeling – it’s okay to feel that way. There’s no one “right way” to feel. I think I fluctuate through several daily. I’m angry, sad, worried, overwhelmed, fearful… But, I’m also grateful that I have the family I have. I’m happy I’m able to keep in touch electronically. I’m amused by my fur-babies. I’m entertained with movies, TV, music, and books. Mostly, books are my go-to when I need a distraction from the world. And, right now – I need a distraction. So, I decided to share some book recommendations with you. As you can guess from the title of this post, Book Recommendations: Part One, this is the first of hopefully more to come.

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Ratatouille and Katarina. (Ratatouille was a rescue. She had no hair and looked like a large rat. The name my niece gave her kind of stuck, but she’s oh so fluffy now!)

Feel free to share your book recommendations in the comments. (AUTHORS: please don’t add YOUR books here. Feel free to add books you’ve enjoyed reading though. If you want to add YOUR books – please choose an appropriate post between these two: Free eBooks for Kids and Teens OR Free and 99¢ eBooks) (READERS: I hope you’ll take a look at those two posts as well to find books that might appeal to you and your children.

So, here’s the first of my recommendations. If you enjoy the post and want more, let me know in the comments or just add your own recommendations and I’ll do this again.

Ticktock by Dean Koontz. I read this so many years ago that when I listened to it via Audible recently, it was almost new to me again. It not only had Koontz’s signature horror/suspense – it was funny! Dean Koontz is my favorite author and I’d recommend most of his books. I just listened to his latest, Devoted. It was awesome. If you’d rather have a series, I can’t recommend his Odd Thomas series enough. It’s one of my all-time favorites.

I’m almost finished listening to Nora Roberts‘s Chronicles of the One series. It’s post-apocalypse about a virus that wipes out most of the world’s population. Even though it’s AMAZING, it might not be something that some want to read right now. I also absolutely LOVE her In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. I’ve read all fifty (that’s not a typo) of the main series books published so far and then listened to them again on audiobook. It’s a sci-fi (because it’s set a little bit in the future) police procedural with a romance element. It’s also one of my favorite series ever.

I’m also enjoying the young adult fantasy series, Imdalind by Rebecca Ethington. This is the first I’ve read from her, but it is really really good. Lots of great characters, action, and the writing is fantastic. I don’t normally stop once I start reading a series I like, but I had to take a break from this one as it was so intense and I found it hard to stop reading. I needed sleep! 🙂 It’s next on my list to finish after Nora’s CotO.

Jo Ho is an author I discovered just a few short months ago. I absolutely love her young adult fantasy/paranormal Twisted series. It’s full of magic, action, and wonderfully developed characters. I’ve read the eleven that are published and am waiting terribly impatiently for the twelfth. I also really enjoyed her Chase Ryder young adult series. If you enjoyed Dean Koontz’s The Watchers and like really smart dogs, I think you’ll like this one as well.

Okay, that’s it for my recommendations. What are you reading that you just can’t put down?

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