From my bookstore trip (read my Thirteen thoughts on my trip to the bookstore first, some things in this list will make more sense). Thirteen of the books (or authors) I wrote down to look up, order on Amazon (it’s cheaper than buying in the store) or otherwise find out about. Please feel free to share any thoughts you might have about these books.
1. Divine by Mistake and Divine by Choice by P.C. Cast. Here’s something sad, I know I read Divine by Mistake in its original incarnation, Goddess by Mistake (a title I like better, by the way) but I can’t remember if I liked it. My only excuse is that it’s been years. So before I bought the new version, I wanted to look at my bookshelves and see if I still had it. And can anyone tell me if the new version is significantly different from the old? Like, do I need to read the new or can I just read my copy of the old book (if I still have it?)
2. Path of Fate by Daina Pharoah Francis
3. The Witches of Eileanan by Kate Forsyth. Again, another book/series I think I read or started but couldn’t remember. Another one I need to look at my bookshelves for and find out more about. It’s so familiar it’s burning my brain but I just can’t recall…
4. Bloodring by Faith Hunter. Totally wild cover and it looks interesting.
5. Barbara Hambly. Somehow, I’ve never read her though her name comes up a lot in fantasy conversations.
6. Eyes of Crow by Jeri Smith-Ready. I love Luna books. I don’t love trade size prices (yes, I recognize the irony in that statement, so sue me). I wish Luna would release their novels in mass market (PC Cast’s were released in mass market, which made me think they were switching to that format, but Jeri’s book is in trade. Anyone know why the difference?)
7. Silver’s Lure by Anne Kellcher. Another Luna, another trade size. I think I need to find myself an inside source on Harlequin Luna ARCs 😉
8. Jack McDevitt. The only science fiction author I wrote down, he’s got quite a few books out, though. (and a kind of unimpressive web page)
9. Touched by Venom by Janine Cross
10. The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar. Not normally something I’d pick up, but the blurb really caught my attention.
11. Storm Front by Jim Butcher. I read this book several years ago but never went on to the next book, for whatever reason. I decided that I was going to give it another whirl. You know, in all my spare reading time.
12. The Becoming by Jeanne C. Stein. This is the first person, present tense book. Shame. Wicked cool cover.
13. Strange Candy by LKH. Quick, someone call my sponsor. I TOLD you. It’s like a bad addiction. But I won’t feel too guilty if I put it on my Paperback Swap queue and wait for it. I can wait a long time, I don’t care.