Sunday, June 7

On my bookshelf

This is just a quick post today since I'm knee deep in revisions (okay, who am I kidding, it's more like neck deep with no sign of improvement for another couple of weeks) so I thought I'd just do a quick rundown of everything that I've been reading. Lucky you guys!!!!
Anyway, first up is Willow by Julia Hoban. It's now into it's third print run and if you haven't read this book then honestly you must. It is so beautifully written and the story is so moving and honest that I quite literally couldn't put it down. Plus, Julia is one of the nicest people you could ever meet!

I wasn't quite sure how I could follow something as great as Willow but luckily I had The Hunger Games at hand by Suzanne Collins and that was equally amazing. And in fact after reading two such great books in a row I just wanted to run up to strangers on the street and insist that they go out and buy them (though an interesting side fact - apparently not all strangers like being accosted by deranged authors who might've forgotten to brush their hair or put make up on. Weird, huh).

I've also just finished Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead which I enjoyed a lot and have passed onto my friend's Twlight obsessed fifteen year old daughter. Then I took a bit of a side tour and read Jill Mansell's Rumour Has It and Janet Evanavich's Plum Loving, because when it comes to humor, no one dos it like Jill or Janet!

Next up is Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud which I started reading ages ago but it got pushed aside and then there is Carrie Ryan's amazing zombie book The Forest of Hands and Teeth which I've been looking forward to for so long and I know it is going to be fabulous.

So that's my reading. What about everyone else? What are you reading.


Lexie said...

I just finished the second in Sabrina Jefferies 'School for Heiresses' series of books and am either gonna start up with Shannon Hale's 'The Actor and the Housewife' or Aimee Friedman's 'Sea Change'. I haven't decided yet.

nisha said...

Two way street, by LBarnholdt

Cant wait to read it!


Amanda Ashby said...

Lexie - ooh, I haven't read any of those books yet so they are all going on my list (my very, very long list!!!)

Nisha - I've heard nothing but great things about that book!!

Sara Hantz said...

Been on an adult book fest - just finished the latest Louise Bagshawe and the latest Tasmina Perry... both utterly fabulous and I'd recommend them to everyone!

Karen W. said...

I LOVED the Carrie Ryan book, Amanda, and hopefully, you will too.

On the YA front, I'd also like to recommend GENERATION DEAD by Dan Waters (the sequel just came out) and GONE by Michael Grant (ditto about the sequel.) GENERATION DEAD is zombies too. :)

Alyson Noel said...

Oh, I'm looking forward to reading ALL of those books--just as soon as I get some time . . .

Amanda Ashby said...

Sara - I'm looking foward to the new Louise Bagshawe and that reminds me that I must go and reserve it from the library!

Karen W - oooh, I've heard nothing but amazing things about Carrie's book plus she is one of my zombie sisters!!!! Generation Dead is still sitting on my tbr pile and I really must get to it soon! And I keep hearing about Gone as well so I'd better add that!

Alyson - I can imagine that your reading has taken a knock this year with all the amazing things that have been happening to you!