So I decided I don’t post enough updates. I don’t share with you guys enough. I just write book review after book review and I haven’t really given anyone a chance to get to know me. So I thought it was about time I change that. It was something I had been considering doing the last couple of days. What brought it on, you ask? Well, it started with the BBAW nominations. I didn’t make the list. And honestly, I didn’t really expect to because I am so new, and also because there are a lot of great blogs out there. But for any of us that weren’t nominated, I’m sure you are thinking how cool that would have been. Truthfully though, it was my fault anyway. I don’t communicate enough, and let enough people get to know me. I don’t do it on purpose or anything, it’s just that being social has never come easy to me. Some of you are really great with that, like Jacinda, Ashley, April, Shannon, Andrea, Jaime, etc. I envy you guys. But that’s not me. And it never will be. I’m totally fine with that by the way, but I’ve decided I really need to take the time and put myself out there. Go a little out of my comfort zone. So this is my way of starting. And I hope you like it. I won’t always be this wordy, but it’s the first one.
Starting with my favorites. As far as reading goes this year, it has really been a GREAT year.There is a lot of great literature out there and I wanted to showcase some of my favorites.
I’m in love with Catherine Fisher’s Relic Master series. It’s amazing so far. I’ve only read the first book, but as soon as I finished it, I went ahead and ordered the last four. I can’t wait to finish this series, and I am mad at myself for letting the first book sit on my shelf unread for so long.
And then there is The Boneshaker by Kate Milford. There’s no denying that this book is a bit of a slow starter. And that’s not necessarily a great thing when it comes to middle-grade literature. But the story is just so original, so fabulous, that it’s worth it. And I have a signed copy. I am NEVER giving that up.
Coming Soon to this blog in middle-grade:
I recently finished Exiled
by M.R. Merrick and it was absolutely amazing. Such a great book to get lost in. I am currently holding a giveaway for tha
It lasts until Sept. 21st. I also really enjoyed Descended by Blood
by Angeline Kace, The Royal Dragoneers
by M.R. Mathias, and Sleight: Book One of the AVRA-K
by Jennifer Sommersby. I can also guarantee you that there are some great indie ya novels coming up that I have had a part in editing and I am so proud of those girls. Meet Carissa
. If you haven’t already.
I also fell in love with The Maze Runner
by James Dashner, Enclave
by Ann Aguirre, Blood Red Road
by Moira Young, and my personal favorite, The Enemy
by Charlie Higson. They are all post-apocalyptic. It’s been a big year for those types of books and I really, really, love them.
Coming Soon to this blog in Young-Adult:
Definitely the easiest category to talk about. Hands down, the best book of the year is Domestic Violets
by Matthew Norman. And I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Honorable mentions go to Sins of the Mother
by Tara Hyland and An Apple For Zoë
by Thomas Amo. There were a lot of great adult books, but Domestic Violets was just so fabulous it is so hard to rave about anything else.
Coming Soon to this blog in Adult Fiction:
So that’s where I currently am at with my reading and blogging. As far as my editing goes, my editing page should be going up some time this month. It’s been a slow month for editing, but next month will be crazy busy. As always, contact me for any of your copy-editing, content-editing, or line-editing needs.
Everything else has been great around here! The husband is currently student teaching, so I am not seeing him a lot, but I have plenty of things to keep me busy. We will be moving to a new apartment in December, but I don’t see that putting me out of commission for more than a few days, if that. Big Brother is ending this week, so I am back in full-force in a few days.
Any questions, comments, please put them in the comments. Thanks for reading!!