My reading for November and December was pretty much all Cybils, all the time. I was busy trying to secure library copies and receiving review copies, and completely immersed in Middle Grade fiction. Once we selected our finalists right before Christmas, I was ready to read some other genres, and I did.
This month, as always, I'll be reading some books that I will eventually feature on 5 Minutes for Books:
- I'm partway into a short story collection, You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon. Though I don't often read short stories, I like how I can easily read it and other genres at the same time.
- A fun giveaway coming up in early February is American Idol: The Untold Story. I hope to get my copy soon, so that I can preview it.
- A Cup of Friendship, A novel by Deborah Rodriquez, who wrote the true story Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil that I enjoyed a great deal.
- I have actually been looking forward to The Iron Queen, the third book in the YA fantasy Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa(read my review of the first book, Iron King). We will feature a fantastic giveaway on 5 Minutes for Mom starting February 7.
- Those That Wake, a sort of futuristic (dystopian?) thriller
- I might get to the first book in another YA series, The Lens and the Looker, that is scheduled for an early March giveaway.
- and maybe another YA fantasy novel that I received from amazon Vine -- Plain Kate by Erin Bow, who I happened to see at the Book Expo on the YA author panel. It's gotten great reviews.
So it looks like I'll be busy, and it also appears as if I've gone from reading all Middle Grade stuff to a bunch of tween and teen fare. What about you? Let me know in the comments what looks interesting to you, and as always, feel free to join in What's on Your Nightstand over at 5 Minutes for Books each month.