I bought a Kindle over the summer. Its purpose was two-fold: I wanted to read (and recommend) other indie books and the most cost effective way to do that is on an e-reader (sometimes it’s the only way to do that) AND I wanted to see what my book looked like on it to make sure the formatting was perfect. Bright idea, yes? I certainly think so. And, honestly, it has been a great tool for figuring out how I want to format my book as well as being able to test it to be sure I get it right.
But I’ve stumbled upon a *slight* problem.
I keep buying books. (Don’t tell Steve.)
And my digital to-be-read pile keeps growing. (Just like my paper book tbr pile, which I keep well stocked thanks to our local library book sale every spring and fall.) Because the thing about a lot of e-books is that they aren’t very expensive. (Oh sure, there are plenty of $10+ e-books, but I don’t buy those. If I’m going to spend that much I’d rather have it in paper.) And Amazon regularly runs specials on books so you can often get them at really amazing bargain prices.
So I thought I’d list a few of the titles I’m very much looking forward to reading when I send Intangible to my proofreader in another week or so.
Oh! But first. Over the holiday I took some time to read one of my recent e-book purchases and wanted to tell you how much I loved it: A Modern Witch by Debora Geary. Really good, well-written story, combining traditional witchery with modern technology. A very original idea, and very well done. Book one of a trilogy. I highly recommend it. (And it’s on sale right now as a part of an Amazon promotion, so get it soon!)
So, just for fun here’s a small smattering of what I’m looking forward to reading soon, in a mishmash of genres:
Falling Under by Danielle Younge-Ullman
I previewed just a few lines of this and instantly knew I had to read it. The writing is sparse and compelling. I cannot wait to read this book. It may be the first one I click on when I finally have the time. Very excited about this one!
The Detachment by Barry Eisler
I’ve heard great things about it and am looking forward to finally reading an Eisler novel.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
A really great review inspired me to buy this book. Can’t wait!
Alice in Deadland by Mainak Dhar
Heard really good things about this author. Vampires as part of a Alice in Wonderland inspired tale. Need I say more?
Portal by Imogen Rose
Another writer I’ve heard good things things about and I’m anxious to read this.
Meets Girl by Will Entrekin
Just go read the description of this and then preview the beginning of it. I fell in love on the first line and am so looking forward to reading this book.
Those are just a few of the gems I have awaiting me. I’ll be sure to let you know about the ones that I loved. What about you? What are you reading or looking forward to read? What’s in your tbr pile?
Have a great day, everyone!