School took the fun out of reading for me.
I hadn't picked up a book for recreation since before I went to college (Lord of the Rings thanks to my brother Josh).
Then my friend Jenna recommended the Twilight series. After much talk I finally gave in and sped read through all 3 books. This was last year. (I read The Host too and LOVED it).
Jenna would keep recommending more books to me and I would keep declining.
My mom visited and left 3 books at my house and told me I could give them to my friends. I gave them to Jenna.
She read them and told me to read them. I did not.
Then she gave the books to our friend Torrie. She read them and told me to read them. I did not.
Finally after she said one had romance in it, I picked it up and read it. Really liked it.
That was August. These are all the books I have read since August (in order):
-The Friday Night Knitting Club
-These Is My Words
-Sunday's At Tiffany's
-Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
-The Star Garden
-Book of a Thousand Days
I guess I would call myself a reader now. Weird. I'm turning into my parents :)
These books are currently on my nightstand ready to be read.
-The Book Thief
-Three Weeks With My Brother