It's Thursday again, and here's what I'd like to toss around today: What books are on your shopping list at the moment?
Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I have a penchant for buying way more books than I could possibly ever read (a common problem among us writers, I imagine.) I even wrote a post about my stack of books waiting to be read, which is even taller than I am (and I have the proof.) So why in the world did I go out and buy even more new books the other day? Well, look at them. Who could resist? I bought:
Wake by Lisa McMann - I've wanted to read this ever since I read her query letter in a query letter how-to article (and all the great things I've been hearing about it on other blogs didn't hurt either.)
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzgerald - I'm so behind the times, I don't even know what this book is about, but I've seen it featured on several blogs, and who can resist that cover photo? This looks like my kind of book.
Fang by James Patterson - Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while also know that I love, love, love the Maximum Ride series. My kids and I have been waiting for this one to come out for a long time. I haven't read it yet, but both my daughters finished it right away and loved it.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - I read a comment on another blog recently about this book having an opening line that draws you in and doesn't let go. That's something I have to check out! I haven't read the opening line yet, though - it will have to wait its turn.
I ordered Hooked by Les Edgerton. It should come in in a few days, and when I get it, I'm going to revamp that first chapter so it grabs the reader and doesn't let go. (NOTE: You have a chance to win your own copy of Hooked by entering Christine's contest, so go enter, and good luck!)
So, how about you? What books are on your shopping list right now?