These are the books that have made it onto my wishlist recently—and the bloggers/websites that recommended them.
What I’ve added:
The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin [via Novel Publicity]
This is a big deal. I’m talking the kind of magical book that turns a bad day (computer problems, ugh) into a fabulous one. Why is it so incredible? Because it was written by one of my favorite video game professionals, Andy Gavin. If you don’t know, I’m a huge video game fan (I even write about them occasionally). Andy founded Naughty Dog (my all-time favorite developer) and created the Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter series under that company—and yes, they’re two of my all-time most beloved games. So yeah, Gavin writing a book is an unmissable event for me.
I actually bought this right away, so expect a review in the near future.
Just an FYI, the Kindle edition is $3 right now. Although the hardcover is gorgeous, as you can see.
The Man in the Empty Boat by Mark Salzman [via eBookNewser]
Memoirs are definitely a genre I want to read more of, and I love anything psychological—probably because the mind is crazy fascinating.
Self-Help by Lorrie Moore [via Books and Bowel Movements]
I want to read this one because of Cassie’s glowing review: “I don’t even know really how to describe Lorrie Moore’s writing because it’s just fascinating to look at. She uses metaphors like everything can be related to everything. ” Plus, exposure to a new author never hurts.
Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer can Afford to Ignore by Elizabeth Lyon [via The Literary Mom]
It comes highly recommended by Amy Marie, who offers great writing tips over at her blog, so I’m on board.
Unwind by Neal Schusterman [via The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say “Shhh”]
If a librarian gives it an A, you know it’s good. I’m interested in expanding my YA horizons. Love the genre.
What I’m reading now:
Just finished reviewing a book for Kirkus Indie (sorry, can’t disclose any info per my agreement), and now I’m getting ready to start a review copy sent over from Titan Books and also The Night Circus, which I picked up from the library last Thursday. So look out for a review of both of those latter two.
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What books are on your radar?