Now that NaNoWriMo is over and Thanksgiving has passed, it’s time to get my reading back on track. It’s difficult to read while stuffing your face and trying to finish the last 5,000 words of NaNo, after all. That’s just asking too much (and if pressured to choose, I’ll take stuffing my face with my mother’s cooking any day, any time).
- The Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes. This is the chronicle of Shonda’s year of saying yes instead of no to invitations and opportunities. As an introvert, she’d frequently decline or avoid anything that involved putting herself out there. For one year she decided to try to be more involved in her own life and she chronicled the results. This is something I can relate to. I say no a lot and I need to learn to say yes more often because I know I’m missing out.
- Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. This YA book is good old ships-in-space, space opera, science fiction where the two main characters are caught in the middle of a galactic power battle. Instead of being told in straight prose, it’s made to look like a collection of leaked classified documents, hacked emails, and surveillance reports. It’s something different.
- Tricky Twenty-Two, by Janet Evanovich. This is the latest in Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum mystery series. I’ve stuck with the series from the beginning, but I’ve found the last few books have all felt the same. The plots and action aren’t that different from book to book. I tend to skim rather than read these, now, just so I’ll know if Stephenie ever chooses between Morelli and Ranger.