This is what happens to me in summer, guys. (Note gargantuan stack of books.)
I'm going on vacation last week of May, as I mentioned, so I put holds on lots of books for that, thinking they'd take a while to come in. Ha, ha. Like six of them came in that week, so I had to steel myself into not reading them...
But I figured, I probably won't be able to renew Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter because that one's super popular...so I read that and it was awesome. She took the whole spying thing to a whole new level - Cammie's growing up.
Then, I read Cascade, by Lisa Bergren, cause I thought, well, you know...I have Torrent that I can take on vacation with me, and two books from the same series might be too much...so I finished Cascade and it was amazing, and now I'm summoning every ounce of self-control not to reach for Torrent right now. It's tough, people.
Same with So Over It, by Stephanie Morrill. Just got my hands on that one today and I'm excited. The last book had such a deliciously twisty plot and I'm so looking forward to seeing what happens with Skylar and Connor. It's one of those romances where you really don't know what's about to happen. Must. Save. For. Vacation. Must. Save.
I've got Specials by Scott Westerfeld, which I own, and was using as a distraction from So Over It and Torrent, but I'm thinking I'll wait on that one since now I have The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson, which isn't a must-save book, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which I also decided to read before vacation.
I like to read some deep stuff during the summer to keep my mind fresh, so I picked up Crime and Punishment by a famous Russian guy whose name I can write, but not pronounce. Dostoevsky. Yeah. Anyway, the plot looks super interesting - a murderer who murdered with the sole purpose of rising above the rest of society.
The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen looks like so much fun that I'm saving it for vacation also.
There's The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova. It has to do with Dracula and old letters and it seems like that delicious kind of book that you look forward to all day and then curl up with by the fire at night. In the prologue, there's a line that says, "As a historian, I have learned that, in fact, not everyone who reaches back into history can survive it. And it is not only reaching back that endangers us; sometimes history itself reaches inexorably forward for us with its shadowy claw." Doesn't that sound amazing?
Divergent by Veronica Roth is on this list in spirit, but it hasn't come in at the library yet. I'm waiting rather impatiently, especially since I just saw a YouTube video of the author jumping into a bathtub of marshmallows. People like that who write books are usually just awesome.
What's on your reading list for the summer? Have you read any of the books listed above? If so, please share!