With all the special posts this month, I didn’t get a chance to do On My Bookshelf for September. Of course, with all the travel preparations I didn’t have much time to read. I do have a short list though:
Artemis Rising by Cheri Lasota
I finally finished this, and I LOVED it. If you’re looking for a YA fantasy novel that’s not the same-old same-old with supernatural creatures, or if you love mythology (looking at you, Liz), this is a book you should pick up. A full review is on Goodreads.
Searching for Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe
I read this for review on Indie Jane. Jane Odiwe is one of my favorite Austenesque authors, and this might be my favorite book of hers. A contemporary young lady finds a way to visit Jane Austen’s Bath. Do the events of her stay inspire Persuasion? Check out my review tomorrow on Indie Jane.
Now, the best part of travel is all the free time for reading! I’ve got tons of books I planned to read over the summer, and now’s the time to catch up.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
This sequel to last year’s Divergent has been at the top of my TBR all summer. I am dying to go back to Roth’s dystopian Chicago and learn more about what’s going on between the factions.
The Heroine’s Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore
I started this book right after it came out, and then I’ve never had a chance to finish it. Blakemore compares the lives of authors with the lives of their most famous heroines, and pulls a life lesson from the similarities. It’s like a devotional for a bibliophile, and I love it.
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
This YA dystopian version of Persuasion has gotten excellent marks from YA and Austen blogs alike. I snagged an ebook copy from my library and plan to read it right after Insurgent.
Endlessly by Kiersten White
This is the final book in her trilogy following Evie, a frankly awesome heroine. I loved both Paranormalcy and Supernaturally, so I can’t wait to pick this one up. I’ve had the library book for 6 weeks, 3 as a paper book and 3 as an ebook. Since I know it’s one I’ll love, I’ve now purchased the Kindle edition.
My Dear Sophy by Kimberly Truesdale
Kim is a good friend and one of my beta readers. My Dear Sophy is her first novel, following the courtship between Sophy Wentworth and the eventual Admiral Croft. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book, bought it the day it was released, and cannot wait to finally have time to read it.
His Good Opinion by Nancy Kelley
Yes, I am reading my own book. I want to refresh my memory of minor characters before I begin my final edit of Loving Miss Darcy.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
As you might know, I didn’t finish this earlier. I still have the audio book, and I’ve got a few train rides… we’ll see. This is at the bottom of my list though.
Seven books should be enough to keep me busy, especially since I’ll be doing vacation-y things during the days. I do have about 30 hours worth of flight time, 10 hours of layovers, and another 6 on a train, and that’s when I plan to read for the most part.
What kinds of books do you take on vacation? Has the portability of ebooks affected how many you take with you? I never would have taken seven books with me on overseas flights before I got my Kindle. And the best thing is, if I do manage to finish everything, I’ve got dozens of other books right there on my iPad, waiting to be read.