I was sure that this winter couldn’t possibly be as cold as the last one…wrong! At least I’ve had time to indulge in my favorite pastime- reading. I thought I would share some of my favorites that I have recently had the pleasure of reading. The first is If I Stay by Gayle Forman. This is my first by this author and has definitely been one of my favorite young adult titles of late. It’s my policy to never watch the movie until I read the book so up next…the movie! Next I highly recommend Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty. This is definitely not for the faint of heart but is a very interesting memoir about a 20 something in Los Angeles who takes a job in a crematorium. The last book that I want to share with you is The Auschwitz Escape by Joel Rosenberg. This is a book that I wouldn’t normally read but was a 2014 readers choice finalist from the Goodreads site of which I am a huge fan. I am so glad I read it. It is a story of some unlikely holocaust prisoners that definitely leaves the reader with hope-unusual I think for a book of that time period. This concludes my book review hope you have time to read one of more of these. Spring’s right around the corner!