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Summer, summer, summertime reading

You may have noticed that it’s been pretty quiet over here the last few weeks, and I’m really sorry to leave you guys hanging. But there are a few reasons for my neglect silence…

One: I’m getting that old familiar NEED to write my next book. It’s starts out quietly, then all hell breaks loose and all I can think about is my WIP, WIP, WIP, WIP. So yeah, that’s happening and I can’t fight it. Right now I’m plotting and letting the creative process do its thing. Know that I love you, but it’s going to be quieter than normal around here. At least until September-ish.

Two: I’ve been reading like a complete maniac. Like, lockdown, no leaving the house, my eyes are crossing and bleeding from the abuse, I haven’t eaten a decent meal in days, my friends hate me for being aloof, reading. Why? Because I think there’s no better way to know the market than to read everything you can get your grubby little paws on. And let me tell you, I’ve been LOVING this part of my research. Sometimes this writing gig isn’t bad 🙂

Here are the books I’ve read over the last two weeks (if you’re into summer reading lists):


STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini 

DREAMLESS by Josephine Angelini


FALSE MEMORY by Dan Krokos

DIE FOR ME by Amy Plum

UNTIL I DIE by Amy Plum


GRACELING by Kristin Cashore

FIRE by Kristin Cashore

BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore

PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White

SUPERNATURALLY by Kiersten White

ENDLESSLY by Kiersten White

POSSESS by Gretchen McNeil

ONCE by Anna Carey

INCARCERON by Catherine Fisher

SAPPHIQUE by Catherine Fisher

THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater

BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood 

Aaaaaaand here’s the next batch of books that I’m getting ready to dig into:

WICKED LOVELY by Melissa Marr

CITY of BONES by Cassandra Clare


SHADOW and BONE by Leigh Bardugo

THE BODY FINDER by Kimberly Derting

THE FORSAKEN by Lisa M. Stasse

MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH by Bethany Griffin

FALLEN by Lauren Kate

THE DEMON KING by Cinda Williams Chima

So what’s on your summer reading list?

(FYI: All the books above are links, so feel free to click on them to read their descriptions.)

11 thoughts on “Summer, summer, summertime reading”

  1. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?


    1. Ha! I read REALLY quickly. When I’m in the “reading zone” I read two books a day. But this time around I think it was 20 books total? So 20 in 14 days is like a book and a half-ish a day?

      Basically, I have a serious reading addiction 🙂

  2. Wow those are indeed a LOT of books 😀 Hope you enjoy SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY 😀 I am currently reading AUDREY, WAIT! and I love the voice! Have fun with your new WiP 😀

    1. I just finished SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY yesterday! It was good, except at the end I wanted to hurt people… but that’s just me. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.

      AUDREY, WAIT! I haven’t heard of so I’m going to add that to my TBR pile! YAY! Send me more book recs I need moooooooore reading 🙂

  3. Wow! You read that whole first list in two weeks? Way to go! No wonder you’re feeling inspired! And isn’t that the best writing advice anyone can give – to read a lot?

    Hope you’re having a great time with your WIP. That beginning stage, where there are so many possibilities and you’re gathering all the ideas, is SO much fun, isn’t it? May the writing be just as fun and productive!

    1. Thanks so much for the writing well wishes, Caryn! I’m definitely in the I love ALL THE THINGS stage, which is my favorite part. It’s like pieces of a giant puzzle slowly clicking into place. 🙂

  4. Thanks for popping over with your well wishes! Much appreciated!
    But really, that many books in two weeks!! You’re killing me! I’m going to pretend you didn’t go from first to last page! I’m allowed to pretend! : )

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