Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post here on Rainy Day Ramblings where I discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.
This week's question:
What books have you been most thankful for this year?
This is my final thankful post of the month. I appreciate all the kind comments I have received on my posts this month. I am grateful you have all listened to me as I have shared my grief, it has helped. Your love and kindness has bolstered me and helped get me through some tough days. So thank you again.
This week is a bit lighter, I am going to share the books that helped me this year, the ones that distracted me, entertained me and made me smile. So let's take a look:
This was a book that grabbed my heart. It made me laugh and cry. The feels! It was wonderful and magical, and it made me realize how important and precious life is. Grab it, live it and don't waste it. It became even more meaningful as I read it just before I learned of my mother's illness. I still haven't seen the movie, I want to but I am not sure my heart can handle it, yet.
As you can imagine, once I came home after everything was over, I was in a big reading slump. I didn't hardly read for three months, and when I did try to read, my heart and mind weren't in it. Thankfully, I paid attention to all the buzz and the reviews for this one. I loved it! Devoured it! It was funny and deliciously sexy. I loved the antagonistic romance, the sexual tension and all that. It was one fantastic read. One of my favorite reads of the year! Don't miss this one.
Ms. Hoover is an author who is hit or miss for me. I was surprised at how much I loved this one. It is a book that tackles tough topics, and it brings forth domestic abuse in a different light. Things aren't always black and white, and I so appreciated that she made me think with this one. It isn't all heartbreak and sadness. There is romance and hope and beauty. I so appreciated the author's notes at the end, especially when I learned this one was based partly on real life experiences.
A Promise of Fire is without a doubt, one of the best fantasy novels I have read. It features a terrific cast of characters, a fantastic antagonistic romance, magic and mayhem, Greek mythology and plenty of action and danger. This was a book that sucked me in and kept me entertained throughout. Just go get the book. This is another one that I am glad I picked up after reading all the fantastic reviews.
Sometimes you just need a good book from one of your favorite series and authors, and that was exactly what I got with Magic Binds. I am a huge fan of the Kate Daniels series and this one didn't disappoint. It had everything I loved in this series plush some big reveals, a wedding and a buildup to what is sure to be an epic finish.
That is my list of books that got me out of a slump and helped get me enthusiastic about blogging and reading again. The one thing I have learned from this experience is to take note when bloggers are buzzing about certain books and series. I intend to spend a lot more time in the future reading books that others recommend instead of blindly picking up ARCS. It will lead to much happier reading.
So tell me, what books are you thankful this year?
Next week's TMST:
What do you do with all your excess books?