Shockingly, my hold queue at the library has dropped to single digits. There just isn’t much releasing in the near future that I’m interested in, I guess. That’s not a bad thing. I’ve got plenty of my own books to catch up on, not to mention some serious writing to do. Plus, the holidays are coming and in all that associated craziness, it’s just as well if my reading slows down a bit.
- Need, by Joelle Charbonneau. This is a new book by the author of The Testing trilogy, which I enjoyed. (Think the Hunger Games in a classroom.) Anyway, this is a thriller that looks at the dark side of social media through the lens of a fictitious website. Since I like thrillers and books that poke at our fascination for, and addiction to, social media, this sounds like a winner.
- The Witches: Salem, 1692, by Stacy Schiff. This non-fiction book examines exactly what happened during the Salem witch trials. How did an entire community go insane and drown itself in panic and paranoia? I find this sort of thing fascinating. (That probably means there’s something wrong with me.) The reviews for this one aren’t great, but I’m holding out hope.
- Shopaholic to the Rescue, by Sophie Kinsella. (Not pictured. Borrowed as eBook.) I’ve read all of the Shopaholic books. The first ones were genuinely amusing, but the latter ones have been a bit disappointing. I’m halfway through this one and it looks like this might be the end of the line for me, assuming the author continues the series. This one is just so off the wall and far from the original premise that it’s hard to enjoy. YMMV, though, if you’re really into the series.