Its like I've been on a reading diet the last couple months since I started my new story then went back to my hard core revisions. This is nothing new. I tend to stray away from reading while I disappear into creating first drafts and such, but I think it's time to feast. There are far too many books sitting on my desk waiting to be read. (not literally, some are my sisters or the libraries -which I have now renewed twice!)
My lack of reading slapped me across the face when I saw Maggie Stiefvater's blog announcing the cover of Linger and a passage from the book. It looks and sounds awesome, but ugh, I haven't read Shiver yet! I've been meaning to since it came out when my sister read it and loved it. Then there's Catching Fire. I bought it the day it came out and have lent it to three people, yet I have yet to crack that exquisite jewel open for myself. Oh, the horror.
With the end of 09 looming and kick ass sequels on the horizon for 2010, I'm putting a stop to this madness and going on a reading binge. Of course I'm waiting until I finish my revisions because I'm dark and twisted and like to torture myself like that.
Here's what my list looks like:
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Fire by Kristin Cashore
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
Shiver by Maggie Steifvater
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Wake by Lisa McMann
Fade by Lisa McMann
Ahhh, it sounds good just typing those titles. There's no doubt they will satisfy my YA fantasy cravings. Is it wrong to salivate over a book? I'll keep you posted when I start this little party and of course I'll share my thought on the ones I love, which I'm hoping will be all of them.