I've been a terrible children's librarian lately in terms of what I have been reading. At first I felt guilty, but I've realized something, I am not only a children's librarian, I am a patron as well. As an adult patron of my own library I need to also fulfill my interests outside of children's and YA literature. Sometimes it's really OK to read some adult novels.
In addition to deferring my reading interests to adult land this past month, I have also been busy doing other adult things. The husband and I are buying a house! Again, adult things!
Needless to say I haven't paid much attention to this blog, so this post is a catch up of what has been going on, sadly no fun pictures today.
So what have I been reading? Well, I dove right into Gillian Flynn's twisted mind. I read Gone Girl last summer, the month before my own wedding. I recommend NEVER reading that book right before your impending nuptials. It puts a terrible outlook on marriage into your head. Other than that it's a mind twisting thriller that I read cover to cover pretty quickly. So this past month I decided to try out Dark Places and Sharp Objects, which I both read in a single day. I'm not sure how Gillian Flynn thinks up these twisted stories, but she has me hooked. I fly through books that do not tell me any answers, hold me in suspense, and have me screaming, "just tell me what happened!"
The other book I devoured in the past month was The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith. This is the sequel to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I love reading historical fiction, especially when it is dripping in fiction as Grahame-Smith's books do so well. Another reader on GoodReads described this particular novel as a vampire Forrest Gump, to which I agree, but I mean it as a compliment. I love how the author mixes Henry Strugis into big and small events in history and has him befriend memorable historical characters. The fictitious footnotes get me as well. Of course, Grahame-Smith had me hooked in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter when he had Abe kill his first vampire in my hometown of Rising Sun, Indiana.
Next on my reading journey I will be going back to YA land. Next book on the list is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.