Then a few books stampeded into my life, grabbed me by the throat and enthralled me. I usually let books come into my life and if I really like an author I will go hunt down the rest. Otherwise, books come to me. I don't usually go out to look for new ones, I just know what when I get there. It's kind of like going to a humane society to adopt a pet, you just know what you will connect.
Anyway, I wrote a reading list for 2014 way back here...and those are the books that have stampeded into my life. I am trying to kind of read them in order. Kind of...but again, sometimes I just have to read what takes me in at the moment. The books are adopting me, you see...
Hell, adoption? The last book I read left me in a book hangover like I haven't had since last year when I read Bound by J. Elizabeth Hill. The rest of *her* books are on my list too. The Mirrors of Bershan trilogy is complete.
These debut authors are both intimidating to me as well as incredibly inspiring. I am not kidding. I could totally curl up in a corner and wonder if I will ever write as well as these writers. I write my own way, but I really want to be able to leave my readers with the kind of book hangover I got from reading their stuff.
I am totally under their thrall. Read their books to understand. Now, I also understand that I can't expect everyone to like what I like, but I highly recommend these authors.
Here's my review of Running Home by Julie Hutchings. I'm going to go curl up and wallow in my book hangover now.
|5 Gold Stars!|
Way to Get Me Back Into VampiresA beauty and the beast/rite of passage tale unlike anything you have ever experienced. This book lit a fire in me. Intricately and passionately character driven, the story will wedge its people into your soul. At once inspiring and tragic, you will be left feeling a physical need for more, and you'll be wondering just what Fate might have in store for you.