Monday, June 28, 2010

Books I'm Dying to Read

Hey!  Mondays are made for slacking.  Seriously.  I tried coming up with a good blog post today.  Something controversial and exciting.  Sadly, my brain is mushy from the weekend.  Luckily my parents have gone home and my temporary roommate is moving out, so my quiet life can return to normal.  Except of course for the fact that I've decided to take the AFF course and learn how to skydive for real!  I'm fairly excited about it :)

Anyway, I thought I'd just give you an update on books that I'm dying to read.  Things that have really gotten my interest.  They may be books that are out that I haven't gotten to read yet or books that are soon to be out.

THE REPLACEMENT by Brenna Yovanoff.  Ever since I saw this cover, I've been dying to read it.

THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF -1 by Steve Brezenoff.  Another cover that drew me in.  But more than that, I'm drawn to the broken characters.  And math.  There's math!

FREAK OBSERVER by Blythe Woolston.  This cover is kind of squicky but also really awesome.  The description mentions murdered chickens, theoretical physics, and not a prom dress in sight.  Count me in.

INVINCIBLE SUMMER by Hannah Moskowitz.  I really loved Hannah's first book BREAK, so I'm hugely excited for her next book.  Sadly, we'll have to wait until April '11.  But it's on my list!

THE MARBURY LENS by Andrew Smith.  This one is another badass cover, but it also looks bloody brilliant story wise.

LIVVIE OWEN LIVED HERE by Sarah Dooley.  Arson?  Sounds like a winner to me.  Seriously though, I think this book has the potential to be really sweet AND really awesome.

Last but not least:  KATANA by Cole Gibsen.  Okay, it's not out until spring 2012, but you should put it on your calendar anyway.  I read a draft and it's twenty kinds of awesomeness.  I can't wait to see what kind of magic they pull of in editing.

So, what are some books YOU'RE dying to read?


  1. My editor is Anica and she sent me a copy of Deathday letter. Had to tell you- loved it. Great premise. I'll be sure to promote it on my Facebook etc.

    Looking forward to your next book.

  2. Thank you for putting The Freak Observer in such company.

  3. I'm reading The Absolute Value of -1 RIGHT NOW.

    (Well, not right now because I'm leaving this comment. But you know what I mean.)

  4. Eileen - Thank you so much! That means a lot coming from you :)

    Blythe - You kidding? I'd crawl over a football field full of spiders to read your book. Okay, maybe not spiders, but close. Maybe fake spiders, which are still scary.

    Mindi - It's great, isn't it? I know it's going to be.

  5. Livvie Owen is currently on my nightstand, but I've also been DYING to read Stitches. It's a graphic novel and looks so good!


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