I’d never read an E. Lockhart novel until I stumbled upon this amazing article she wrote about embracing the YA inside her. As a grown-up lady who loves YA, I decided to give myself an E. Lockhart education. I started with The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (amazing, by the way), and now I can’t wait to get my hands on her latest one.
Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
This book. I’ve owned it for two years, and I’ve had the best intentions of reading it. Literally, every single person I know who has read it says that I will love it. It’s just such a long series. And, obviously, I can’t watch the show until I read it, which really puts me outside the pop-culture loop.
The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
My favorite book of all time? Any one of the seven Harry Potter books. And then there’s The Casual Vacancy, which I started and didn’t finish. But I’m not giving up on J.K.R. I’m hoping that I’ll enjoy this more. Long live Queen Rowling!
Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
This book was not on my radar at all, but. Now it’ it has jumped to the top of my TBR list thanks to this article. Government surveillance? Check. Hackers? Check. A CRAZY Department of Homeland Security? Check. Amazing. Plus, it’s always fun when actions like banning books (you know, to protect the children) backfire, causing the book to become more popular.
How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days, by Laura Lee Gurke
Because, obviously. That’s the most amazing title that has ever been written.
I read both of these when I was young, but a friend of mine recently reminded me about Beagle on Facebook and I realized it was long past time for a reread.
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, by Patricia Lockwood
Lockwood’s Rape Joke is one of the most powerful pieces of new poetry I’ve read in the last several years. I’m excited to read her new collection.
The rest of the Sullivans series, by Bella Andre
Do you know how many books are in this series? Twelve. Twelve! And now, just when I thought I was nearing the end and would be able to get some work done again, I’ve discovered that there’s a new one coming out this summer. It’s obviously a conspiracy.
Vixen in Velvet, by Loretta Chase
I have mixed feelings about this book, which is the latest in Chase’s Dressmakers series. Along with many romance readers, I adore Lord of Scoundrels…but I’ve had a tough time getting into some of her most recent work, including this series. Nevertheless, I’ll be downloading this come June 24—because, with Loretta Chase, I just never know.
The Girl With All The Gifts, by M.R. Carey
I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about this book (even Joss Whedon raved about it), which is apparently a fresh take on the zombie apocalypse. Normally I steer well clear of zombie-related books/movies/television shows, but the reviews have been so good that I think I’m going to break my own rules. Hey, it paid off for Shaun of the Dead.