This month is going to be mostly devoted to NaNoWriMo, so I don’t know exactly how many of the library books that come in I’m going to get to read, but I’m going to give it a shot. At some point, my eyeballs will need a break from the computer and my fingers will need to quit typing. Reading will be my NaNo rest period. I’ll need it since I decided to work on two novels simultaneously: The sequel to Broken Fate and the new idea that just won’t leave me alone. This might kill me.
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick Ness. This YA novel follows the normal kids who go to school with all of the vampires, heroes, gods, zombies, chosen ones, etc. that are the main characters in so many YA books. It should be interesting to have the focus flipped and have normal kids with normal teenage problems be the stars and the super-whatevers relegated to background roles.
- See Me, by Nicholas Sparks. I don’t read every Sparks novel that comes along (most of them started feeling like the same book after a while), but this one sounded more like a mystery than his typical tearjerker romance. The description of lovers challenged by secrets from the past seems more like a Nora Roberts offering than a Nicholas Sparks. It sounded different and worth a try, anyway.
- Pointe, by Brandy Colbert. The main character of this YA novel is left reeling when her best friend suddenly shows up, years after having been abducted. Of course, the main character knows more about the abduction than she’s letting on and she must decide whether to come clean or keep the secret. I don’t know if the plot will interest me, but I do like novels that take place in the competitive world of ballet.