Wow, it’s been an exhausting week. Fun, but tiring. The cover for Broken Fate was released, I had some reviews to write and I’m working on two books right now. Whew. Despite that, I still found time to read (and start watching some of the new fall TV shows, shame on me). With all the new fall books rolling into the library system, I’m questioning how I’m going to keep up. But, hey, who needs sleep, right? Not when there are books to read!
- Everything Everything, by Nicola Yoon. This YA novel tells the story of a girl who is “allergic to the outside world” and essentially home bound who meets the “boy next door,” falls in love and has to learn to deal with her disease, relationships, and everything she’s never experienced before. It sounded like an interesting tale; I just hope it’s different from similar “disease and doom” fiction.
- The Admissions, by Meg Mitchell Moore. I’m fascinated by how different the college application/acceptance process is now than it was back in my day and the lengths that people will go to to get into the “right” school. This novel is billed as adult fiction but it sounds like it could be a YA crossover as it portrays one girl’s attempts to get into Harvard and the pressure it puts on the rest of the family.
- Driving Heat, by Richard Castle. This one was an auto-checkout because I love the Castle TV series. (Although I’m hoping this year doesn’t jump the shark.) I love the way the books parallel the series, and all the inside jokes and references you only get if you watch the show and read the books. Plus I love trying to figure out who writes these books, because we all know it isn’t Nathan Fillion.
- Jab, Jab, Right Hook, by Gary Vaynerchuk. I took a break from all my social media education because I finally feel like I’ve mastered the basics, but when I saw this one I had to get it. The author talks about telling your “story” on social media and treating each platform as a different piece of that story. I was intrigued because I don’t just want to push crap all over social media. The idea of creating a story sounds more appealing.