Lately, I’ve come across some pretty good books that I feel like I must share with you. If you haven’t happened across my other blog, The Reviewers View you should give it a try for your next read. You can find books by title HERE or there is a list of categories along the right side of the website. The ones of you who know me know my go-to is horror or thriller, but I’ve been venturing out lately with some self-help, spiritual, and even mysteries. On The Reviewers View, I review books mainly but there times I come across a movie or place to stay like a cabin or Bed & Breakfast or even a good TV series that I have to give my opinion on. Some of the books I have come across lately are ones that made an impression on me and are listed below.
Screams You Hear by James Morris
The only time I could read this book was at night when I went to bed because during the day, I am so busy it is the only time I can actually sit down or lay down and read. That also made it the perfect time. If I read a scary book, night time is best, a thunderous rainy night would be even better.
I couldn’t stop reading this book. Normally I like to listen to my books but once in a while a book comes along and it doesn’t matter what the format is, I have to read it. That can be said about this little gem.
This book is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Ruthie, who experiences some pretty traumatic events that engulf the entire island and Ruthie is left to explain what happened. This book evoked fear in me I didn’t know I could get from a book, I’ll never forget it and it may be YA, but it didn’t feel like it. I am grown and it was pretty scary to me. Read the full review HERE (Screams You Hear)
Dying IS Easy. Staying Alive is an Entirely Different Matter by K. J. Heritage
This book was a pleasant surprise. I knew what the book jacket said it was going to be about but I wasn’t ready for what actually happened.
This story is about Adam Hanson a stand-up comedian. One knight after “dying” on stage, he had a fight with his live-in girlfriend Jozee at the club in front of all their friends. She left that night without Adam and never came home. Now Adam is left wondering if she actually left him and her entire life behind to start over or if there was foul play.
It seemed as though Adam was the only person looking for Jozee. She didn’t show up for work, was a no-show at her scheduled gigs (she’s a comedian too). It seemed as though she dropped off the face of the earth. What I didn’t expect were the things Adam was willing to go through to find out if she were okay. The title isn’t made to throw you, this is a thriller. I found myself with my hand covering my mouth and shaking my head more than a few times. Be prepared to talk back to this book, (because you will) you may even find yourself trying to convince Adam to keep his mouth shut and just stay home, but what would you do to find the person you love?
You can read the full review HERE (Dying is Easy)
Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie
If you’re into nightmares, this will do it. Imagine all kids all over the world under the “teen” age suddenly fall dead. Some are ice skating, playing ball, eating dinner but they all fall. There aren’t enough funeral homes to take them. Can you imagine? They begin to rot, most are buried, many in mass graves until the funeral homes can catch up.
But what if the child you buried dug himself out? What if the only thing that could keep them with you were blood, large amounts of it? What would you do to keep your child awake and with you? Beg? Barter? Steal? Would you kill for your child?
This story is told in the view of the parents. Everything is game, and everything goes. These parents went to extents I would’ve never thought in my wildest dreams, just to keep their kids alive for a little longer, but are they really alive? Or are they changing? What are they becoming? Are the parents going down a road in which they can never return?
Oh my Gosh! This book was great, it is one of my go-to horrors. You can read the full review HERE (Suffer the Children)
Intermittent Fasting by Gabriel Jackson
This book was intimidating at first because I don’t know if I can fast like this. After reading this book, it is something I have implemented in my daily life.
I have always fasted for spiritual reasons but never thought of it as something that could restart my body and get my health back on track or boost my immune system. Spiritually fasting is when you skip your normal lunch, breakfast or dinner and instead spend that time in prayer petitioning God for what is on your heart. This book, however, talks about fasting for your health and it isn’t about skipping a meal, it is about not eating for so many hours like 16 hours. This sounds like a long time but when you finish dinner at 7 pm on Monday, and go to bed at 11 pm and sleep for 8 hours waking up at 7 am, that is 12 hours without eating. The book is telling you to not eat breakfast until 11 am, that will be 16 hours of fasting. I can do that.
This is not the only fasting method the book walks you through. Read the full review HERE (Intermittent Fasting)
The Light Within Me by Ainsley Earheart
If you need some encouragement in your Christian faith or want to learn how to be closer to God, this book is it.
Ainsley talks about how she grew up in a Christian but realized one day that she wasn’t a true Christian and how she made Jesus Lord of her life. She goes on to talk about how her faith in God and how He has lead her through life. She also talks about how she landed an awesome job where she can share her faith daily.
A truly inspirational memoir, you can read the full review HERE (The Light Within Me)
Have you read any good books lately, any books that have new concepts, books that have scared you, or that have helped you in your daily life, your faith or just a good book? Let me know what you’re reading in the comments below.