I didn’t get a lot of reading done last weekend because my good friend was in town, and I’m completely okay with it. We had a great time. The rest of the week was pretty normal—I read at night for a while and get as far as I can before I fall asleep. As one does. I finished the book I've been reading all week late last night, so I'm jumping into a light and fluffy contemporary (that was recommended as a comp title for Something Beautiful), and then digging into some backlist stuff!
Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan
J.M. is my publishing bestie and I loved her book! Even though I finished it last night, I'm mentioning it again because I enjoyed it so much! This book is totally outside of what I normally read, which feels strange to say, since I have been loving YA fantasy this past year. But zombies? I usually equate zombies with horror and that is NOT what I love. I avoid horror. It keeps me up at night. But this is a happy medium between the typical zombie story and lighter fare—a retelling of Alice in Wonderland with zombies. Or, momerath, as they’re called in the book. It took me a while to read it, but in my head, I devoured it—J.M.’s writing style is super fun, and you can see the Alice in Wonderland threads, but it’s different enough and futuristic enough to work and be non-obvious. I’ve enjoyed it so much. Full review to come closer to the release date!
On the Fence by Kasie West
When I was researching and asking about comp titles for a friends-to-more YA story, this one came up on every list and was recommended. And I haven’t read it! I have it loaded on my Kindle to read and see if it’s truly something that I can compare Something Beautiful to or not. And anyway, who doesn’t love a light and fluffy contemporary YA? (I mean, I guess maybe that’s just me?)
It's all about that backlist
Since this is the beginning of April now (as of tomorrow), I'm going to share a fun thing that I'm going to do this month. It's backlist April here on Brown-Eyed Twenty-Something and Diverse/Lady Book Project! I have so many backlist titles on my shelves and Kindle that I've decided to devote the month to them. So! Yes, I have lots of 2017 releases coming in the future, but this month is all about that backlist. Here's a taste of what's coming:
I'm defining "backlist" as anything published before this year, but the only thing I have queued from 2016 is Empire of Storms, I believe. Everything else is older. If I can manage to get through all of these books this month, I have even more backlist on my Kindle. I'll probably do more backlist months later in the year, but I have to get through a bunch of NetGalley titles too. Always more books! ;)