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Ever since I got my Kindle I have been reading SO MUCH. Here are some of my recommendations of books I have read so far this year.

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay

By Suzanne Collins

I had been meaning to read this series for a while now, but I finally got around to it after seeing the third movie, Mockingjay (Part 1), which I followed up by watching the first two movies. I pretty much believe that books are better than movies, so after how much I enjoyed the movies I was really motivated to read the books and they didn’t disappoint!

This series is about a young girl named Katniss who takes her sister’s place in the annual reaping, the event that chooses which two children from each of the 12 districts will participate in the Hunger Games and go and fight to the death for the entertainment of The Capitol.

I don’t want to give too much away, but the series is definitely a page turner!

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

By Jonathan Safran Foer

I’m currently using my free one month trial of Kindle Unlimited, and this and the next two books are all Kindle Unlimited offerings.

This book is about a young boy, Oscar, who loses his father in the World Trade Centers during the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The story centers on Oscar’s journey to connect to his father after his death, but has other elements of overcoming hardship and grief to go along with Oscar’s story.

This book definitely has a few tear-jerker moments, so it might not be the best plane read, but nonetheless, I enjoyed the book.

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

By Michael Lewis

Flash Boys is about how high-frequency trading and the ever increasing need for speed has impacted the stock market, often in negative ways and how a group of people break away from main-stream Wall Street to combat some of the problems that they have discovered.

I’m far from a stock market expert, and I really enjoyed this book. I learned quite a few, probably very basic, things during the course of reading this book.

Wonder Boys

By Michael Chabon

To tell you the truth, I still have about a quarter of this book to go, but since I’m not giving away the endings I figured I would include it in this quarter’s post!

In this book, the main character, Grady Tripp, is an author who has been working on a manuscript for years… it’s over 2,000 pages! A lot of things all start going wrong for him at the same time, but I’m hoping that it leads to him finishing his book. If you’ve read it, don’t tell me the end!


I’m always looking for more recommendations on books to read, so based on my thoughts on these books, let me know if you have any recommendations!