Can you believe it is already time for another Literary Junkies link party? I can hardly believe that September is already over. On top of a crazy-busy October coming up, we just found out I was selected for a random business audit from the IRS, so I’ll be spending most of my October putting together all my business records into a pretty format when I’m not working or doing something every weekend (I’m going to Texas Book Fest on October 17 with Margaret Atwood!). Because of these things, I doubt I’ll have much time for reading in October.
But that is OK! I’ve read plenty in September.
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
I’ve been reading The Girl on the Train, which I found to be a very “meh” book. I really didn’t enjoy it at all, and I actually didn’t finish it. I don’t know if I ever will. I just didn’t like any of the characters, the way the story was going, or really anything about it. It is definitely the case of a book that just wasn’t a good fit for my personal taste.
Also read in September:
All three of these books were worth the read. I particularly loved Me Before You (such drama!) and The Martian (best space novel I’ve read in years). One Plus One reminded me a little too much of Little Miss Sunshine for me to really enjoy, but it was still pretty fun.
2. If you were a writer, what kind of books would you write?
I know this easily because I’ve started two book series that are far, far from being completed, but I’ve had the idea for years. The first series is a middle grade adventure featuring two twin, redheaded sibling spies who help fight communism during the Red Scare era. The second series, and the one I started when I was in high school, is a series about a city named Tarth (yes, I know George RR Martin now has all rights to that name, I guess I should change the name if I ever publish). It is a adventure fantasy, probably YA, that explores the idea of if it is moral for individuals with magic ability to control individuals who do not have that ability.
3. Are there any favorite books you like to go back to when the weather starts cooling down?
I just wrote about this last week. You can see my full list here.
4. If you could have a chat with any author, past or present, who would it be and why?
Right now, I’m really loving everything Rainbow Rowell, so I think I would love to chat with her. She seems like an awesome person who could easily be my BFF under the right circumstances.
5. What book are you looking forward to reading this fall?
Well, Rainbow Rowell has a new one coming out. It’s the story that the main character was writing in Fangirl. I love stories within stories like that. I’m trying to see if I can get one of the color-your-own covers for it. 🙂
What have you been reading lately?