After I finished my manuscript in January, I cozied up with some good books in February and March while I worked on edits (so. very. close. to .being. done!). I find myself in a pattern where I get sucked into some really great books while I am in the editing process. While I am in my writing-mode, it is hard for my brain to both read and write.
I don’t mind editing, while it would otherwise feel like a bit of a chore, because I get to spend time with characters I really love (especially when reading a sequel!). I have had a great time lately and so I wanted to share some titles with you!
Reached by Ally Condie
I FINALLY read the third installment to the Matched Trilogy. I was #78 at the library and was so happy when my turn was finally up! I am a huge fan of Ally Condie, and this did not disappoint.I love the poetry in this series. I know some people felt it bogged them down — but I am a sucker! Cassia and Ky….swoon worthy:)
The Diviners by Libby Bray
Okay, so I so wanted to be in love with this book. I have the hardcover book for goodness sakes, I was invested people! Just wasn’t my thang.(Eeek. I feel so bad saying that…)
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Love. Love. Love. I read this book while in line at Magic Kingdom rides at Disney World. Alone. I know. That is another post all in of itself. I love the alternating points of view between Hana and Lena also, because that is how my current WIP is being told. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
I know, a little late on this band wagon. For the record, I always want to read the book before I see the movie, which is why I had to read this. And now I still haven’t seen the movie. I had a few issues with the telepathic thing— but I am not a critic. I read for fun. And this delivers.
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
Um. Okay. I checked Awaken out at the library on a whim.It was an, I can’t find anything else, I will throw this in my basket type thing.
I am so happy I did. I can’t believe Goodreads has never recommended it for me. It has my name all over it. I mean it is all about technology taking over our lives, and I have like 12 friends on Facebook. Obviously, I LOVED IT. I couldn’t wait to find the sequel at the library, so I loaded it on my iPad. I only buy books on my iPad if I am desperate to know what happens next. The last time I did that it was for Insurgent. Um. Yeah — that good.
Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
I had heard mixed reviews about Enclave and Outpost. I am still confused over the Haters of this book. I mean, I have never read about Zombies before, and at face value flesh-eating-monsters are a turn off, but IT WORKS SO WELL. I don’t get the bad reviews. I was so happy I checked out both of them at library at the same time otherwise we would have had another buy-it-on-the-ipad-type-situation. I cannot wait for the third book!
Outpost by Ann Aguirre
Legend by Marie Lu
Here is another book I had put off for a while. I had read the first chapter at the book store and kinda shrugged my shoulders. THEN I READ IT> OMG> I know. I just OMG’d. I haven’t read the sequel, Prodigy yet — but it is on my must-do list.
Ok. I know. I give the worst reviews ever because, as in this case I was like, giving, 90% 4 **** reviews. I am not a critical reader, I have said that before. I read for fun.
But now I am diving into my current WIP with gusto and know I won’t be reading like this for another few months. So, hopefully the authors of the books I just mentioned will finish their next books in time for me:)
What have you been reading? Please share in the comments!