I know, I’ve been slacking on keeping up with my reading posts. In my defense, I’ve been busy signing a book deal and getting my feet under me with my new publisher. Reading time has been scarce. But now summer is beginning to wind down and the new fall books are starting to roll into the library. Exciting! Plus, I’m reading more and more on book marketing since I’ll be doing a lot of my own promotion over the coming months. So it’s time to get back in the swing of things.
And one note: I plan to keep doing these posts in the future, but if you want more information about what I’m reading, what I’ve read, and how I liked it, you can go to my Goodreads page.
- Guerrilla Marketing for Writers, by Jay Conrad Levinson and Rick Frishman.This is one that I read many years ago when I was new to freelancing. Now it has a revised edition (although even this one isn’t that new, written in 2010), so I’m going to skim it again to see if there’s information that I can use for marketing my novel.
- Maybe in Another Life, by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This is a Sliding Doors sort of novel where the main character lives out two possible scenarios for her life and we see the way her choices change the course of her life. I usually enjoy this sort of thing, as it reminds me of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books I read as a kid.
- No Plot, No Problem, by Chris Baty. This is another one that I read many years ago and which now has a new edition. The author is the founder of National Novel Writing Month. It won’t help me with marketing or even writing, but it’s just good fun reading.
- How To Write a Novel, by Melanie Sumner. This is not actually a writing book. Instead, it’s a novel told from the point of view of a 12.5 year old who tries to write a novel in thirty days. She turns to her crazy family for characters and inspiration. It’s kind of a novel within a novel.
- Fishbowl, by Bradley Somer. A story about a goldfish who is falling from the top of an apartment building and narrating the people and situations he spies through the windows as he falls? Sounds just weird enough to be great.