Or, as my dear momma says, "It's not an excuse, but it's a reason."
Here's the problem with that reason, though: There's SO many good books out there!! And I know what you're thinking: yeah, yeah, duh, Alyssia--where have you been? But seriously. Sometimes it feels as if I'm drowning in books to be read, and that's partly my CP's fault, because she's addicted to downloading free and cheap ebooks off Amazon, so she's (in turn) always telling me I need to read this or, good Lord in Heaven, don't read that. And, naturally, she has great taste for the good stuff, so I listen and download and, as a result, have LOADS of books just waiting to be read on my Kindle.
Then, of course, I troll Blogspot and forums and, yes, Amazon, and suddenly there's more books to be read. Great books. Phenomenal books. And I'm thinking, "I want to read all of them at once!" Because it seems like such a shame to let those genuinely delicious stories go unread, doesn't it? You must partake, right, right? You readers and writers out there are doubtless nodding your heads.
All the rest of you, bear with me a moment, please.
The whole point of this post is that I feel the need to make a reading list. A bona fide, 100% Genuine, to-be-followed-at-gunpoint-if-necessary reading list, so that I can feasibly squeeze in all those lovely books I've been waiting and wanting to read since I-don't-know-when.
Figured I'd start small--3 books. That'll work, right? So, without further adieu...
1. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
2. SLAMMED by Colleen Hoover (my CP's foaming at the mouth for me to read this one; she'll probably cut out my liver when she sees it's #2)
3. BORN AT MIDNIGHT by C.C. Hunter
All YA's, yes, because my current WIP is YA, and really, YA floats my boat lately. Maybe it's because I have a kid now, who knows? But there it is. I'd also like to check out some Jackson Pearce novels; I hear she's great, and that her newest release PURITY is amazing. Decent reviews.
Do you have a reading list? And if so, what's your next to be read? Any author you've been meaning to check out?
Peace, Love, and ooey-gooey Junior Mints (just had some at The Avengers, which was a-MAZING!),