Books I Keep Meaning to Read (But Haven’t)

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Have you ever walked into a bookstore determined to buy a book you haven’t read, but you don’t end up reading it? I know I have. My “to read” list grows all the time as I discover new authors or even old ones I’ve read before. Here is a brief list of books I keep meaning to read but haven’t.

The Alloy of law by Brandon Sanderson

I absolutely LOVED the Mistborn novels! I’ve heard that the next three in the series are awesome, and I keep checking them out at the library but somehow never find the time or motivation to read them. It will still happen someday!

Scythe by Neil Shusterman

At the time, I had been following Simon Schuster on Facebook, and a post came up on “which book should you read next?” I matched with this book, I went to the bookstore and bought it. And…I still haven’t read it.

ready player One

I loved the movie. Absolutely loved it. And I want to read the book. It’s just one of those things I keep putting off.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Navik

I recently went to a writer’s conference and attended a class that mentioned this book several times. It immediately piqued my interest. However, I’ve gone to the library multiple times and I cannot for the life of me find it. I’ll just have to place a hold. Either that or just buy it! But I’m weird about buying books. I’ll check them out at the library first, and if I like it enough to own it, I’ll buy it. Sometimes even in multiple formats.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Honestly, I would have read this a long time ago, but I’m confused about the order of the books. I’ve looked it up time and again, and it seems that there is a prequel, but not really, but pretty much. But if I read this book before the prequel, would it make sense? My confusion has prevented me from reading this, despite the amazing things I’ve heard about this series. I will read it eventually! As soon as I figure out which book comes first…

My Publishing Journey

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I’ve only started to get serious about my writing in the last year, and what a year it has been! I had attended an author event for Sarah M. Eden, although I didn’t really know who she was at the time. It was then that I realized I didn’t want to write for fun anymore. I sat down that very night, scrolled through Pinterest to find something to spark a book idea, and thus, Bloodborn was forged!

And so began the agonizing process of sending queries to agents and publishers, and the entire time of waiting, I was crossing my fingers to catch the attention of The Wild Rose Press. I was over the moon when they reached out to me to ask for my full manuscript, and then again to offer a contract for my book baby.

To date, my book has gone through three rounds of edits, is undergoing a copy edit as we speak, and I’m waiting on the edge of my seat for the cover art. I admit that I’m nervous about the cover. Will it be something I want to promote? Will it be something I’m proud to show others? Will it be something I will like?

Waiting is the unfortunate drawback of the publishing world, but to have this opportunity is absolutely incredible. I still don’t have cover art. I still don’t have a release date. But this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to my dreams of publication. Crossing my fingers that The Wild Rose Press will want to publish the second in the Bloodborn series as well as my regency novel, I Am Marianne.

Books I Had to Read in School and Liked

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The Giver

I loved this book. Period. Did I enjoy the movie as well? You bet! I’m one of those people who can still enjoy the movie adaptations of a book. This is the kind of material I would read on my own as well and not just as an assignment in class.

Night

Although this was not only graphic at times but depressing as well, I was engrossed from beginning to end, just like I was with The Diary of Anne Frank. To read about these events through the eyes of those who lived them really alters your perspective.

The Great Gatsby

I loved reading this book. I loved the characters, the scenes, the mystery of it all. And you guessed it, I enjoyed the movie as well. Leonardo DeCaprio was perfect as Gatsby, and Spiderman (er, I mean Tobey Maguire) made a good Nick Carraway. The book was filled with symbolism and fascinating characters, how could I not enjoy reading it?

What I Read When I’m Not Feeling Well

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This is a hard question to answer, as I don’t usually read the same book twice unless I really have a craving for it. Therefore, I’ll slightly tweak the question to Authors I Read When I’m Not Feeling Well.

Sarah Eden

I absolutely adore all of her books. Or at least the ones I have read, which is most of them. Sarah is witty, her characters are lovable, and the great thing is that I always know the books are going to have a happy ending. Romance is my favorite genre, and Sarah Eden’s sweet romances are welcome for anyone feeling sick or down in the dumps.

Michele Paige Holmes

One day, I was scrolling through Amazon and I noticed Saving Grace listed as a reading recommendation. I had never heard of this author, but the book covers were beautiful and the descriptions of each book were enough to draw me in. I LOVED Saving GraceLoving Helen was much harder for me to enjoy because I thought Helen deserved better than she got. Marrying Christopher was a fun read as well. You know it’s a good book when your thoughts keep drifting back to it. These are three books that I will read more than once.

Brandon Sanderson

Alright, so this one is a bit of a stretch. When I’m not feeling well, I don’t usually want to have to use my brain too much, and his books push my brain to the capacity at times. But I enjoy his books so much! I can’t not add him to the list.