Monday, September 3, 2012

What Are You Reading?

It's Labor Day.  The official end of summer. But that doesn't mean we have to put away our beach chairs and flip-flops (or even our white shoes and skirts, like my mother always insisted when we were kids).  And it doesn't mean we have to put away our fun summer reads, either.

Recently, I've been reading a huge variety of fabulous books, including, but not limited to:

SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by Joanne Levy.  How can you lose with a title like that?  Smart, snappy, fun and utterly delightful.

TOKYO HEIST by Diana Renn.  This book combines some of my favorite things: art, travel, mystery and Seattle.  Fast-paced and ever so detailed, it makes me want to visit Japan and jump into a Van Gogh painting.

THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi.  This book doesn't come out until January, but it will be worth the wait.  Brilliant sequel to Under the Never Sky, it continues Aria and Perry's story, deepening our connection with them and their world.  Amazing.

LEAGUE OF STRAYS by L.B. Schulman.  Darkly believable, this book about the bullied bullying back pushes the reader to look at the grey areas between right and wrong.

EVERY DAY by David Levithan.  This book is so unusual it almost defies description.  Philosophy and love story combine to make this an entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking read.

THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray.  What can I say?  Libba + 1920's + ghosts + fabulous characters.  Did I mention it's set in the 1920's?  Did I mention I always wanted to be a flapper?  I'm a bit of a scaredy-cat, though, and had to skip a couple scenes.  Be warned - do not read this late at night!

MARY BOLEYN by Alison Weir.  I always have to throw a couple of historical biographies onto my TBR pile, and this one doesn't disappoint.  So little is known about Anne Boleyn's sister, it's like trying to puzzle through a mystery.

MEMO FROM THE STORY DEPARTMENT by Christopher Vogler and David McKenna.  I need to refresh myself on craft every day, and the advice and inspiration in this book help keep me going.

What have you been reading?  What have I missed?


  1. So glad to hear you enjoyed Tokyo Heist. I read a few pages of Under the Never Sky earlier this year but was in a bit of a reading funk so I really must pick it back up again and give it a another go and to hear you love the series makes me want to read it soon! I won Every Day so it should be arriving shortly - yay! The Diviners looks amazing although rather long? Ha, I'm a bit of a scaredy-cat, too! *hi5* I can imagine you as flapper. I really, truly can! It's a good look for you ;)

    A few recent books I've read over the past couple weeks that have really impressed me and I loved are:

    Incarnate by Jodi Meadows - Read this earlier in August It was refreshing and unique. I had a little trouble with the ending though but overall, I really loved it.

    Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions, #1) by Louise Rozett - The sequel can't come fast enough, I absolutely adored this. I related to Rose in so many ways, all I wanted to do was give her a huge hug. Need. sequel. stat!

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth - This was AMAZING. Deep, profound and meaningful, SO MANY FEELS. Oh, and Emily's prose? It was really detailed but dazzling. I felt like I was right there, watching the scene unfold firsthand.

    Melina Marchetta - Re-read Saving Francesca and loved it even more than the first time round. Last night I finished The Piper's son (companion story to Saving Francesa) and though it's not my favourite of Melina's, it was still amazing. Melina Marchetta is a writing goddess. *happy sigh*

    So. That's what I've been reading :) What have you missed? Hmm, not much has been happening. Author Appreciation August came to an end? Oh and I forgot to do this but a MASSIVE thank you for stopping by your guest post and replying to people comment's. That was so nice and completely unexpected :) Seriously, you are so amazing and sweet. *hugs*

    Happy reading and writing! ♥

    1. Thank you for having me on your blog, Rebecca! You have some amazing readers. And I'm so impressed by your Author Appreciation August - so much work, love, and dedication went into it.

      I've been meaning to read Saving Francesca for a very long time, now - you're probably the fourth person to recommend it in the past three weeks. It's rising to the top of my TBR pile! And Cameron Post, too. Thanks for reminding me!

      Hope you like Every Day and that Diviners doesn't scare you as much as it did me! And the length? I didn't even notice once I started reading.