Sunday, August 26, 2012

To Be Read List

This is a long list at our house!  We have well over 1500 books in our library at the moment.  My to be read new releases are on another shelf in the living room.  And the range of genres and books vary greatly!  Some may think we have ADD when it comes to making book choices.  Our last trip to the book store included buying Abrham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith, Atremis Fowl books 5 & 6 by Eoin Colfer, Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult and Burned by Ellen Hopkins.  We also purchased What to Expect when you are Expecting and What to Expect When your Wife is Expanding.  This is not a very cohesive reading list to most people but it works for us.

I enjoy popular fiction by strong female authors.  Being a writer of mainly young adult fiction, I read as many different authors as I can in this genre.  My secret passion lately has been H.P. Lovecraft.  My Kindle is stocked full of his works.  The varying degree of subjects and genres keeps me interested and reading at least a book a week.  When this shelf empties out, I will head to my library to tackle novels my husband has collected which includes Shadowrun books as well as several Dungeons & Dragon franchise novels.  We run the gambit here and do not discriminate.

The list of books is extensive so I can offer a short list of the authors that represent multiple books at once.  Jodi Picoult, Eoin Colfer, John Green, Ellen Hopkins, H.P. Lovecraft, Shakespeare, George Orwell, Sarah Dessen and Julie Kenner.  There are many others among the ranks but I will leave it here.  All I can say is I read all the time and have no favorites!!!

This blog was inspired by Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour brought to you by Forward Motion for Writer, a free web-based community for serious authors.  Our topic this month was What's on your To-Be-Read List?  Please head over to Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour to see what other members are reading right now.  Our next blog will be by G.R. Colorado.  Stop by The Literary Hub to check out the To-Be-Read list.