Last year in 2015 I read about 40 books. So far this year I am already falling behind. But I think the fact that I’m still doing edits on Beautiful/Broken World and gearing up to write the 2nd and 3rd installment of that series has something to do with it. That and all the other “normal” life stuff like taking care of kids, making dinner, trying to go on a date or two with your husband…
But I still have managed a few this month I thought I would share with you.
Just now I downloaded a book called Take Off Your Pants. Yep… you read that right, but it’s not what you think 😉
It’s a book to help writers better develop a story before they even start writing. Last year I floundered around with figuring out how to plot and write a novel. And because of it I had to go back and make a lot of changes to Beautiful/Broken World (changes are still being made) so it flows better, doesn’t have boring parts and makes sense to the reader.
But the more a writer can do that upfront, the better (less work means more time to read or actually date the hubby). So the cost of Take Off Your Pants is probably well worth it. Plus it has great reviews.
I just finished with an Advanced Copy of Shearwater by my friend D.S. Murphy. It’s his first novel (although he has been in the writing industry for years) and if you love mermaid tales you definitely want to pick this one up. You can head over to Amazon and pre-order Shearwater.
“Shearwater is a young adult mermaid novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, Irish mythology, and supernatural folklore.”
And if you want to win some cool mermaid stuff go to his site and enter.
EVERYBODY hates Levana in the LC’s… she’s an awful person. But in Fairest you see more to her. She still does a lot of terrible things, but there are reasons why she ends up like she is. She suffered, too.
I have not read Winter yet, so I don’t know Levana’s fate but I am a big fan of redemption in stories, if possible. In my mind I hope she is able to see the truth in the end and gain some sort of peace.
I haven’t started City of Bones yet. My 11 year old daughter bought it for me at Christmas and I am looking forward to digging in.
Have you read it yet? What did you think?
That’s it! What is on your reading list this month?