Hi, my name is Jen. I enjoy running and love my two cats. I hike the national parks with my husband during summer vacations. During our honeymoon 8 years ago I was bit by the book bug and have been exploring books ever since! I like a good book that sucks me in and takes me to a place so different from daily life.
I have a new list of favorites from 2014 that I want to offer to those of you whose resolutions or intentions are to read more in 2015; a little something to get you started. I don’t want to give it all away so here is a peek of what each book is about and you decide for yourself…
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin: A story about the girl who inspired the book Alice in Wonderland.
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran: A tale about a woman who is now known as a tourist attraction, but who was so much more in her lifetime.
The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro: A journey through time, passions, smells and ambitions about two women whose lives are intertwined.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton: A story about a woman who made the wrong decision for the right reasons with echoing consequences.
Mozart’s Last Aria by Matt Rees: A historical mystery of Mozart’s untimely death.
Peony in Love by Lisa See: A ghost story set in 17th century China.
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland: A story about the women behind the glass of Tiffany lampshades and their working conditions.
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay: A story about arts, ballet and Russian history.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova: A story about a family dealing with early on-set Alzheimer’s.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card: A story about a boy who must save the planet from destruction.
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult: A troubling story of grieving and forgiveness.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaimen: A magical fairytale that adults will enjoy.
Her Fearful Symmetry by Tiffany Niffenegger: This is a ghost story and so much more!
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen: A charming and romantic story with a touch of magic.
Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson: A wonderful, moving, and emotional story. Get your box of tissues for this one!
I use the website goodreads.com to keep track of books I have read and books that I am interested in trying. I plan to challenge myself with The Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge. I’m hoping to broaden my reading interests with this challenge and maybe you will join me!
Please let us know what you’ve been reading and loving so everyone can benefit. There’s no time like now to make enough time for yourself to read something you find indulgent! Keep us posted on Twitter @ThirdSpaceWell and on Facebook.