I never thought I would be one to say this, but ever since I got my Kindle Fire, I prefer it way more over paper books. It’s a little upsetting because I love filling up my bookcase with everything I’ve read. But it is just so much simpler to just order a book and have it right at my fingertips, no lag time after ordering it on Amazon. I also tend to have a terrible memory when it comes to books. I’m fully into the story while reading it but can easily forget what’s going on if I take too long of a break. Even once I finish a book, half the time I couldn’t even tell you what it was about after a month goes by. That is a whole other issue and conversation but the Kindle makes it so much easier on me. I can just hit X-Ray and it reminds me what I’m reading about.
The last book I read, A House For Mr. Biswas, was terribly hard to get through. I was reading it for about a year when I decided it was time to move on. It’s not that it wasn’t good, it just never fully grabbed my attention and then I would forget what was going on because I wouldn’t pick it up for weeks.
So I got my Kindle and decided it was time for an easy read. Who better than Jodi Picoult to deliver?! I loved reading her books in high school and have a small collection of entirely too expensive paper back copies I got at Borders.
And she didn’t disappoint! Plain Truth begins with a dead infant found on an Amish farm. I’ve always been intrigued with the Amish so I knew this one would keep my attention. The young girl, Katie, that was under investigation for the crime was such an interesting and endearing character. Beyond the court room, it was fascinating to learn more about the Amish faith and the strength of relationships from people that live in entirely different worlds. Would definitely recommend!
NEXT UP: THE GOLDFINCH by DONNA TARTT