Congratulations, Pamk, you’re the winner of The First Victim by JB! She’ll be in touch soon.
I cringe whenever I hear someone say she only reads one kind of book. Books are like friends, you can have a favorite, but sometimes others can fill in gaps in your life. Here are the five kinds of books I think every woman should read:
1 – The Escapist Read
Sometimes you just want to take a mental road trip and get away from it all. Books can carry you to far off lands, another time, or even another galaxy.
2 – The Truth Teller
Like the friend who always tells you how it is, books can teach us some hard truths about ourselves and others. Things I’ve learned from books:
- Anyone can be a hero if they’re just brave enough to do the right thing
- People may not be who you think they are
- Have faith in yourself
- Don’t believe everything you’re told
- Booksmart only gets you so far
- Only idiots walk into dark alleys at night
3 – The Fun One
Girls just wanna have fun and books can definitely fill that need. An entertaining read can take you on an adventure, sweep you off your feet, or leave you laughing.
4 – The Unlikely
Everyone’s got one of those friends who is different than everyone else they know. This person brings a different perspective or life experience to everything that you do together. You took a chance on this friend, take a chance on an unlikely book. Read something outside of your usual comfort zone…you never know what you might discover.
5 – The Old Favorite
Like pulling on your most comfy sweater or wrapping yourself in a worn blanket, there are days when nothing beats a comfort read. Maybe you love to escape into the familiarity of a well-read classic, or maybe you’re looking to lose yourself in the Happily Ever After ending of a romance novel, or maybe you’re having trouble in real life, and a mystery or thriller presents a challenge of a puzzle that has clear solution, which you’re desperately craving.
Those are the five kinds of books I think everyone should read. Are there any other “friends” you’d include in this list? Tell me one thing you’ve learned from a book. One lucky commenter will win a copy of The First Victim.
Although fascinated by things dark and twisted, JB is also enamored of tales of love conquering all. The First Victim, her romantic suspense novel, will be released by Carina Press on June 13th and is available for pre-order now.
Fifteen years ago, Emily Wright barely escaped from a serial killer dubbed the Baby Doll Strangler. She wants nothing to do with the small town she grew up in, but when her father is hospitalized she reluctantly returns home to care for her teenage sister.
When a friend of her sister is killed and left in front of Emily’s house, Emily begins to relive the nightmare she endured long ago. Soon she realizes that her sister too is in danger from the killer – and the only person who can help is the man Emily left behind: Deputy Bailey O’Neil. Together, Emily and Bailey must discover the killer’s identity before he claims his next victim…