Good Books to Read After the Hunger Games

I LOVED the Hunger Games (still do).  I was a bit obsessed after I finished the books.  I had friends who were Harry Potter obsessed, but I never got into those.  However, after reading The Hunger Games, I totally understand falling in love with a story.

I read the books last year before the movies came out, got all hyped up for the movie release, and now I have a countdown timer on my phone for the next movie.  But once you are done reading them, you need something else.

Someone recommended me to some books, and I must recommend the Matched series (Matched, Crossed, and Reached by Ally Condie). They are good books to read after the Hunger Games.  They have the love trio thing going for them….the futuristic society, and the rebel heroine.  I really enjoyed these books.  If you want something in the same genre of the Hunger Games, check those out!

I also have read a few books that I really enjoyed since reading the Hunger Games.  They aren’t like the HG at all, but they were good reads anyway.

I read Damien Echol’s book Life After Death. Damien is one of the West Memphis 3 – 3 teens who were accused of murder here in Arkansas in the 90s.  I was the age of the boys they were accused of murdering, so I remember hearing about (and being very afraid of) the case.  I’m not sure where I stand politically on the whole thing, but the case is fascinating.  The investigation and trial were run more like a circus than a criminal trial, and the three guys (after Damien was put on death row) were released via an Alford plea.  His story is raw and interesting. If you want to know what it is like to be different, and be on death row, check out this book.  It is a bit weird (he talks of witchcraft, Buddhism, and more)…but a great read.

I also read The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge and it was a good book.  It was a bit steamy at times, but its the story of a women who is a matchmaker and ill with cancer.  She decides to find her “replacement” for after she dies.  I couldn’t put it down!

The last book I read was on the cruise…it was Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson.  She is “The Bloggess”  I never read her blog, but I have read a couple stories of her that I’ve seen pinned (a big metal chicken she bought and left at her front door!).  The book was a bit crass at times with some cursing and stories of drugs and such, but I’m not uptight…so it didn’t bother me.  I laughed out loud reading this.  For real.  I was reading it laying out on the Lido deck on the cruise, and people would ask what I was reading that was so funny.

What books have you read lately?  Are you a Hunger Games fan?  What books have you found that you liked since reading those?


Comments

  1. I’m reading the Beautiful Creatures books right now. I’ve had a hard time finding a good series once The Hunger Games ended too. I had Matched on my kindle–haven’t read it yet but hopefully soon! Have you read the Divergent and Insurgent? I heard those were great!

  2. You must must must read Divergent and Insurgent!!! They are awesome! Whenever someone asks me for a book recommendation, I suggest those!

  3. I’ll have to check these books out! I loved the Hunger Games series! When does the next movie release?

    And yes, Divergent and Insurgent are GREAT books!!! Easy to read and soooo good!

  4. I read the Light Between Two Oceans which was very good!! It’s about a lighthouse keeper and his wife and an abandoned baby washes up on their shore!

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