Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

This is a hard time of year. The holidays aren’t joyous for everyone. It’s easy to get depressed. Although I’ve lived far away from where I grew up for almost half of my life, I still get homesick at the holidays. People don’t get as excited for the holidays where I live now. There are quite a few people I wish I could be with at this time of year but can’t.

Reading is my mental escape from real life. The worst part about depression is that everything is hard, even the things I really like such as reading. I lose my concentration. It’s too easy to read about something and have it remind me of something in my own life. Then I get upset and lost in thought. Little things I don’t like will irritate me more. I have no patience for reading books that are even remotely boring.

Some books are so good that they make me happy no matter what is going on in my life. These are the books I read when I’m not liking anything I’m reading:

Anything by Ilona Andrews. Literally anything. However Kate Daniels and the Hidden Legacy series are my favorites.


The Toby Daye series by Seanan McGuire. This is my favorite series ever! I love it!


A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. The next book in this series wasn’t as good but this one sucks me in every time.


Two go to books on the darker side are The Sordid Promise by Courtney Lane and Debt by Nina G. Jones


What books do you read when nothing is else is working for you?






2 thoughts on “Pick Me Up Books

  1. The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne is a good go to for me.


    1. I like that series although I haven’t read the last few books. It’s good for a laugh. I never loved it like most people do. ~Kira

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