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What I’ve been reading.


I’ve blogged about the fact that since my Kindle, I’ve been reading a lot more than usual. I especially love picking up a novella for 99 cents because I know I can read it fast and still enjoy it! Especially since my pile of books to read is out of control. As I know all of yours are too!

Here are some books I’ve really enjoyed lately and will soon be reviewing on Goodreads.

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen. (The Kindle version is only 3.99 right now!)


I’d been hearing so much about The False Prince! Finally, with the release of the sequel, The Runaway King, my library got it in. I loved it. I figured out the plot twist early on. My daughter figured it out just by reading the synopsis. But that just added to the dramatic irony. I don’t think readers weren’t supposed to figure it out. This is an upper middle grade, but one adults will enjoy too.

Wide Awake by Shelly Crane


I snagged this book when it was on sale for 99 cents. In fact, it still might be. This is definitely YA, not to be confused with New Adult. This thrilling type story had everything I love: secrets and mystery. A great read.

Cinderella on Skates by Carly Syms


This caught my eye when it shot up the ranks after publication. Great cover, and I was curious. This is a sweet, romantic read. It could have used a little more tension, but in some ways, this was refreshing.

One Day More by Aprilynn Pike


This is the first book I’ve read of this author’s. How could I not want to read this when the novel is called: Life After Theft? This novella, released for marketing purposes, did its job well. In Life After Theft a girl dies and Jeff (his pov) must help her return everything she stole. This novella read really easily. I’ll warn you, the girl is not a likeable character – as in she’s spoiled with attitude. But I don’t mind those types of characters and I’m looking forward to Life After Theft.

What have you read lately that you really liked?

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Stop, drop and read. When do you drop everything for a book?

When do you drop everything, even the books you’re reading, to read a different book?

Well, I did that this weekend. Recently I’ve had numerous books I’ve been reading on my Kindle. I like all of them and want to finish them. But I brought my sons into the library because the summer reading program was coming to an end and they had to get their last coupons because, of course, the last ones are the best: to Dunkin’ Donuts and an ice cream shop.

I strolled through the middle grade section without much hope. Recently, my interest in reading middle grade has dropped. Maybe because it’s not what I’m currently writing or maybe because the MG I like is on the literary side, which means adults probably enjoy the stories more than the kids. These books don’t take off with the kids but they win awards and get on lists and get bought by libraries and bookstores.

There’s this one MG I’ve been wanting to read but to be honest, I was waiting and hoping that eventually my library would order it. In fact, I figured it was just a matter of time before this book caught the eye of our librarian. I’m a patient reader.

Finally, it came in. I’ve enjoyed this author’s young adult and I loved the personal story behind this particular book.

Since I’ve read the first chapter, I’ve dropped everything else I’ve been reading to finish this book. Gorgeous writing. Great characters.

If you Google this book and go to images, you’ll see some of the beautiful illustrations that are sprinkled throughout the story.

When was the last time you dropped all the book/s you were reading to read a different book? And what book was it for?

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