Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer Reading List

Hello all!

It's been far too long, I know. Things have been a bit wacky. In the last few weeks, I've completed the international leg of my summer travel, been given a beautiful nephew by my brother and sister-in-law, and fought off the demon virus gnomes that thought they could defeat me. Silly fools. I have squashed their virus gnome bodies beneath my Velcro-laden sneaker.

Anyway, I am back in both the USA and good health, so huzzah!

To that end, I should be posting a bit more frequently before getting back to regular business this fall. No more of this month between writing nonsense. That's for the birds.

You know what's pretty great about travel? I mean, beside the whole seeing awesome places thing.

Reading time.

The past three months has been an awesome reading extravaganza. Being that it's vacation time, the material has been weighted to the romantic, but a few other genres have made appearances.

Here's what I've read so far:

  • The Nightmare Affair (Mindee Arnett)
  • Bolted (Meg Benjamin)
  • Soulless (Gail Carriger)
  • Graceling (Kristin Cashore)
  • Man in the Empty Suit (Sean Ferrell)
  • Hooked (Liz Fichera)
  • The Best Man (Kristan Higgins)
  • Love Irresistibly (Julie James)
  • Practice Makes Perfect (Julie James)
  • Jilted (Kelly Jamieson)
  • Again the Magic (Lisa Kleypas)
  • Secrets of a Summer Night (Lisa Kleypas)
  • Shrapnel (Stephanie Lawton)
  • Just One Kiss (Susan Mallery)
  • Hitched (Erin Nicholas)
  • It Had to Be You (Jill Shalvis)
  • Double Play (Jill Shalvis)
  • Slow Heat (Jill Shalvis)
  • Busted (Sydney Somers)
  • Poison (Bridget Zinn)

And next up:

  • The Pericles Commission (Gary Corby)
  • Unveiled (Lauren Grimley)
  • OCD Love Story (Cory Ann Haydu)
  • False Memory (Dan Krokos)
  • Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman (JB Lynn)
  • A Trace of Moonlight (Allison Pang)
  • Divergent (Veronica Roth)
  • Code Name Verity (Elizabeth Wein)

So, what have you been reading lately?


  1. I will forever love/hate you for introducing me to Lisa Kleypas. I think I read about 10 of her books (not an exaggeration) from the time that you left until now.

    I'm reading other things too (lest my mind permanently devolve into delusions of the Regency Period) but I have a hard time staying away :)

    Welcome back! And glad you're travels have brought you safely to our shores!

    1. You're welcome/I'm sorry.

      Though, let's be honest, if you're going to have delusions, the Regency Period isn't a bad spot to vacation.

  2. The only one on your list I've read is, Soulless.

    Just finished Engn by Simon Kewin. Reading Giving up the Ghost by Gwen Gardener and The Longest Winter by Julie Harris.

    1. How was Engn? It sounded really interesting.

  3. Glad you're back and had a good time!

    I just posted my recommended reading list for July - definitely some good ones on there. :)

  4. Welcome back! Glad to hear you're feeling better.

    Looks like a nice list. Poison is on my list as well, I've heard it is very good and funny. I've also heard a lot about Graceling and Soulless. How were those two?

    1. I liked both of them a lot.

      Graceling was a re-read for me and definitely worth the second look. The mix of the Victorian sensibilities and the paranormal in Soulless was really interesting.