The Darkening Dream and other books I’ve added recently

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.

on Amazon

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.

on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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.

on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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.

on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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.

on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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?

5 thoughts on “The Darkening Dream and other books I’ve added recently

  1. Aly Hughes

    I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on The Night Circus, I’ve been contemplating picking it up for a while now!

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