I may lose my knitting mojo during the summer, but for some reason, I crank through the reading pile. Coincidence? I think not.
But this summer I’ve got a dilemma. I am in the process of finishing up a book which means . . . I tend to avoid reading historical romances for a bit. I just like to keep my head focused on my story and not have someone else’s words invading the process. So I am diving into my stash and reading all over the place. Here is what is on my list or currently being devoured:
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
The Discovery Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Rosetta Key by William Dietrich
The Traitor’s Tale by Margaret Frazer
Elizabeth I by Margaret George
Revelation by C.J. Sansom
A Second Helping by Beverly Jenkins
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. (Hoping to finish a reread of this before Friday!)
As you can see, I am indulging my love of Tudor England with two of the books, a few mysteries, some paranormal, a dash of steampunk, and the wonderful humor and love that Beverly Jenkins puts into her stories. Love her writing! Come September, I will go into a full on, devour a pile of wonderful Regency romances that I have stacking up, but right now, I am flirting with the eclectic.
What is on your summer reading pile? If you haven’t got enough to get you through Labor Day, how about a box of books from the RWA National conference to add to your list? This week’s box has historicals, contemporaries and some great paranormals so make sure you enter for your chance to win by:
1) Leave a comment below. If you are reading this on Facebook, you can only enter at my actual blog. http://elizabethboyle.com/blog/?p=1274. Facebook does not allow contests via their site.
2) Tweet the following: @ElizBoyle wants to add to your summer reading with a great sweeps for readers. http://elizabethboyle.com/blog/?p=1274
I’ll give you all until midnight, PT, Saturday, July 16th to get your entry in.
Make sure to check back here Monday July 18th to find out if you won.
Last week’s winner: Susan P, blog commenter #2, you’ve won the box of books from RWA. Please email me your address before July 18th to collect your prize.