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?