book worms

Now that I am done with school and actually have time to read for fun I've been eating it up. I usually always carry a book with me in my purse and read whenever I get a chance. So when I am waiting in line, on the train to work, arrived 15 mins early to an appointment, I can read a few pages instead of just mindlessly scrolling through FB or pinterest. Usually I average about 2 books a month so the question at work is always "what is Brighton reading now?". The biggest reason I never really read before is because I had no idea what to read (and since I'm a little bit of a perfectionist if I started a book, even if it was awful, I felt I had to finish it). So I thought I would share some of the books I discovered that I like and don't like in case you're in need of some ideas.
{I am always looking for good books to read so if you have some you love comment and let me know!}
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I really really liked this book. From the outside the Le Cirque des Reves mysteriously appears at night without warning and disappears It's about two magicians, who preform REAL magic, who are placed in a dual to the end. Sounds weird but it is like a mix of Harry Potter magic, historical, and love.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
This is a classic everyone should read. Even if you've seen the movie (it is different). I loved it! Set in France / Italy during the 1800's this story is about love, betrayal, loyalty, hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness. I really don't think you'll be disappointed by this one.
Serena by Ron Rash
They are coming out with a movie for this book starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence so you know it is a good read. Based off a real person this book tells the tail of the Pembertons, newlyweds, who run a timber camp. They are one couple you don't want to mess with. I didn't get into this book right at the beginning but once it picks up you get hooked and it ends with a bang.

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Hofe recommend this one to me and I'm so glad he did, its one of my favies. I read it awhile ago but with the turn of events in the news I thought I should add it to my list. I've always been way interested in diseases and such, even wanting to be an epidemiologist for awhile ,so this book was fascinating to me. It would be fascinating to anyone though, especially after all the publicity Ebola has been getting on the news. This book is a true story. Which makes it a little bit terrifying. It is about the ebolaviruses and marburgviruses, their origins, and incidents involving these viral hemorrhagic fevers. Great book! Helps you understand Ebola better too.

Wild By Cheryl Strayed
This is the perfect summer or vacation book. It makes you super travel hungry and ups your wanderlust. I loved this book, it was right up my ally. Even if you aren't into the outdoors I still think you'd really enjoy this book. The author decides she wants to hike the Pacific Coast Trail and does it. By herself. With pretty much no experience. The PCT is a big deal and I think its so awesome that such accomplishes her goal. This is a great motivation book. 

The Kill Order by James Dashner
This is a young adult novel, so if you want a good quick read this is a good option. Super fast, easy read. It's the prequel to The Maze Runner (which I haven't read) but I liked this book. I love anything with diseases or post apocalyptic so this book had me hooked. After sun flares destroy most of the plant & people feel to the mountains and other cooler places, some think whats left of the earth won't be able to sustain the surviving population. The kill order doesn't go as planned though.

The Eaden Hunter By Skip Horack
I don't recommend this one. Set in 1816 the story centers around Kau , an African slave, that escapes enslavement and flees toward Florida with a slave hunter on his tail. Although the historical part of it was very interesting it is very gruesome and depressing. Someone gets killed on pretty much every page.  

True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
This is the first Nicholas Spark's book I've read and its was so so. It you like super mushy romance novels then go for it. It's not really my cup of tea though, I need a little more adventure and mystery in my books.