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Friday, July 29, 2011

Books I'm Reading This Summer

Hi Everyone :)  Tracy again!   Friday is going to be my regularly scheduled blog day from now on, which means you might actually get a regular blog from me, LOL-- or at least, that's my hope.

I loved Emily's blog yesterday, especially the book part, so I thought I'd take a couple of minutes and let you know what YA books I have been devouring this summer.

Early in the summer, I fell in love with Veronica Roth's Divergent.  She gives us a really interesting heroine and a futuristic, dystopin world that absolutely fascinated me.

Sophie Jordan's Firelight.  I did the whole Chills and Thrills Teen Book Tour with Sophie Jordan this summer and had so much fun with her-- she's such a great person.  In preparationg for book two in the series, I reread Firelight, which was just as good the second time around!

Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs, because, as you know, I love me a mermaid book ;)  This one is just as fun and lighthearted as Forgive My Fins and just as wild a ride!

Jenny Han's series, Summer series.  I devoured these three books, starting with The Summer I Turned Pretty, in about two days-- while on deadline.  Which says a whole lot about how much I liked them!

Kody Keplinger's The Duff, which ended up being a really great love story, despite the title and marketing.  The narrator had a great voice and it was a really enjoyable read.

Oh, and since I'm in the middle of writing Tempest Unleashed, I did just go back and read Tempest Rising for the first time since I wrote it, to make sure I've got Tempest's voice down (she's a lot different than Pandor, obviously ;)

So that's some of what I've been reading this summer.  How about you?  What are you reading?


  1. Well, you heard yesterday what I've been rereading, but I thought I'd mention that I can't wait to read Firelight, 'cause I've heard great things about it. And I just ran out and bought Duff, 'cause this is the second time you've recommended it to me.

  2. I'm currently reading Fins Are Forever, too! And it's so good, probably better than the first!

  3. I'm going to look for Fins Are Forever when I'm out shopping this weekend!!
    Right now I'm finishing up Playing Dirty by Susan Andersen and today the mailman brought me The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I really want to see the movie but I'm going to read the book first! Since my oldest child is now officially out on her own I'll be working on turning her old room into my new library and getting all my books up on shelves. I'm so excited and can't wait to see what I actually have as far as books go. I'm buying like crazy but not reading them as quickly so the old TBR is becoming a world of it's own!

  4. LOL, Blanche! I know what you mean about the TBR. Congrats on your new library :)

    Garrett, I agree! I like Fins are Forever better, too.

    Emily, hope you like the DUFF