Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Read any good books lately?

While waiting for my revision package from my editor, I've been on a reading frenzy.

Perhaps it's a YA burnout, or just my mood, but I'm not having much luck in my choices this year.

I don't like talking about books that I didn't care for, so here's a few that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED

I've read 26 books this year. This is a small percentage.

So I'm looking for your help in finding my next book crush. I'm considering Anansi Boys on audio. I've heard it's a great audiobook and I've just discovered the joys of driving and listening.

I'm looking forward to others that are coming out soon - Bitter Blue, The Drowned Cities, The Calling, Endure. I'll be purchasing all of these.

Any advice? What's your book recommendation?


Natalie Aguirre said...

You're a little ahead of me. I've read 23. I loved Under the Never Sky. Here's some I really liked:
Shatter Me
The Future of Us
A Million Suns
Seeing Cinderella
The Princess Curse
The Pledge
The False Prince (so loved this & giving away next Monday)
Perception (Will be giving away 5/9)

Hope you'll like some of them.

Jemi Fraser said...

I've been more on an adult rom susp kick lately. I really enjoyed Shelli Johannes' 2 books recently though :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Anansi Boys, definitely. Or Stardust, or even his short stories; Neil Gaiman's the best.
I've also been reading Evelyn Eaton's Go Ask the River, a fictionalised account of 9th Century Chinese poet Hung Tu's life (originally published about 40 years ago!).
Hmm, what else... Ooh, there's always more MG and YA - I love Helene Boudreau's books!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I don't know if you like science fiction and quantum physics, but I just finished FAIR COIN by EC Myers and loved it. A bit like the Monkey's Paw by WW Jacobs with some William Sleator thrown in.

Christina Farley said...

I am a pretty picky reader as well and usually I read 3 to 4 books before I stumble upon one that I like. But I loved many of the books on Natalie's list. I also just finished Midnight in Austenland by Hale and LOVED it. If you like Jane Austen of course.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, you are way ahead of me!

mshatch said...

I've only read 14 - I'm on #15. THE NIGHT CIRCUS and THE TIGER'S WIFE stand out.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

LOL, you don't even want to know what I am reading....anything Enid Blyton I can get my hands on or any Boxcar Children book I can nab....I am immersed in chapter book/mg novels.

I will say I read CLEAN before I started my mg fest...it was super! I bought BEAUTIFUL, but haven't read it yet. I read Shelli's book UNTRACEABLE it was fantastic. I can't wait for the second book.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I'm reading something right now that your outdoorsy self might enjoy: THE BEE LOUD GLADE. In it, an out-of-work guy is hired to be someone's garden hermit. Yes, you heard that right. It's like Walden with a twist. I"m loving it.

Lo Hughes said...

Funny, I've been pretty disappointed lately, too! Especially with respect to a few really buzzed about books. I wondered if I was suffering from YA burnout as well, but I'm so out of touch with adult fiction that I don't really know where to start there!!

Two of my favourite recent reads were SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD by Lindsey Leavitt, and RUBY RED by Kerstin Gier. I'm really looking forward to THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah. J Maas in August. She's released a couple of companion novellas as a lead up to the release, and I've loved them (THE ASSASSIN AND THE PIRATE LORD and THE ASSASSIN AND THE DESERT).