My Current Reading Conquests

Summer, alas, is almost at an end. However, my summer reading is not.

I didn't have a set goal for how many books to read this summer, but I knew I wanted to read a lot. And I recently got a new library card, so getting my mitts on some books was easier than expected. As far as I can work out, I've gotten through around 20 books this summer, which I'm quite pleased with considering that a lot of my time was taken up with moving to Texas, writing Super Sporty 9, and Dreamon revisions.

However, I just did a quick count of how many books I'm currently reading (and which I actually intend to finish). There are four of them.

I'm perfectly aware that there are thousands of bookworms who would think this is pathetic, and I must bow to you superpowered bibliophiles. But this is not usual for me, and as such, I think I shall list the books which are occupying my time now.

1: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. Straightforward enough -- the fourth book in the NYT bestselling series about demigods and monsters which I really should have read a long time ago. I'm enjoying it more than the second and third Percy Jackson books (though it's still not as good as The Lightning Thief, in my opinion.)
The reason I haven't finished it yet: it got lost in my swim bag, and I only found it today. Whoops.

2: Snow Bunny (Chronicles of a Wererabbit book two) by M.Y. Zeman. This is a book I'm reading in order to review it. I read the first book in the series this summer, and really enjoyed it. I've only read the first chapter of this one, though, so it's too early to deliver a verdict.
The reason I haven't finished it yet: The book got a little bit slow, and then I received the Percy Jackson box set for my birthday, so ....
I'm definitely going to finish Snow Bunny, just to clarify. It was only postponed in a moment of reader ADHD.
(On a side note, you can read my interview with M.Y. Zeman here.)

3: Destined by Alexandra Moody. I've been waiting for this book for months (it's the conclusion to the ARC series, which I love), and I preordered it ages ago. When it showed up on my Kindle, I started reading immediately.
The reason I haven't finished it yet: I only got it yesterday. Fair dos, right?

4: Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley. This is a writing craft book which lots of authors recommend. Of course, it's been on my TBR for a while.
The reason I haven't finished it yet: The introduction is very slow. However, I promise I will get through it. Eventually.

So those are the four books I'm reading right now. What about you? Please share your current reading conquests in the comments!

Books books books!


My first book, Introducing Super Sporty, is now only 99 cents/99p on Kindle! If you're unfamiliar with the book, it's a superhero adventure featuring horses and evil aliens, aimed at kids aged 7-11 (and adults who just never grew up). You can check it out here:

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