Friday, March 25, 2011
What I've been reading
I thought I'd pass along some of the great books I've been reading lately. As always, the genres vary with my fickle mind.
*The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen--Literary Fiction. As always Mr. Franzen blows me away with his observation of the everyday human existence. It's a guilty pleasure to watch these dysfunctional characters fall apart and then pick up the pieces.
*A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness--Paranormal Fiction. Being a witch or a daemon is hereditary and the MC has been denying her genetic witch roots for years. After accidentally summoning a bewitched ancient text she meets a Vampire who changes her life for better and worse. Great debut novel. Two more books to follow, so says the author on her facebook page.
*Shiver (and its sequel Linger) by Maggie Stiefvater--YA Paranormal Fiction. A new take on how werewolves are made and, of course, young love. The third and final book in this series will be released in July.
*The Raven Queen by Jules Watson--Historical Fiction. Retelling of the ancient Irish tale about Queen Maeve. This book loosely ties into her last stand-alone novel, The Swan Maiden (retelling of Deidre of the Sorrows).
*Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr--YA Paranormal Fiction. This is the final book in her Fairy series, and it was a great ending. I'm glad she didn't try to drag this out like another YA series that started out with a bang but now seems just annoying (rhymes with Mouse of Light).