05 November 2013

Guys, I have a confession: Remember that post about my October reading list? And this tweet about my plans to read Allegiant all day and all night until it was finished...
Yeah well, I haven't finished reading any of these books. I know. I work in a freaking bookstore for crying out loud. I've been in a bit of a reading slump. I don't know if it's because I just had no interest to read the books on my list (save for Allegiant, I have made quite the dent, I just haven't finished it), or if I just have had a bout of restlessness and can't sit down long enough to get into the book. Regardless, I'm going a different route this month.

I have some new books on my November reading list. It's not long because I'm still participating in NaNoWriMo, and I'd like to use most of my spare time to write. However I do want to get some reading in this month so I'm able to participate fairly in Goodreads' Reader's Choice Awards.

I've picked only two books this month (not including Allegiant because I'm almost finished) and they are:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Via Goodreads:

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. 

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . . 

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. 

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. 

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to. 
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone. 

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? 

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? 

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Via Goodreads:

Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby. 

Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential.

Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby? Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

Along with finishing up Allegiant, this month is a month of YA, which I like because the novel I'm writing for NaNoWriMo is also YA so hopefully it gets my creative juices going.

What are you guys reading this week?

Glossy Blonde

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  1. I saw the Sarah Dessen book on the shelf the other day and I ALMOST bought it. You'll have to let us know how it is! I love Sarah Dessen.

  2. Goodreads is my homie. Love that site.


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