…SO I AM! Here are some of my upcoming events. xo
…SO I AM! Here are some of my upcoming events. xo
My goal is typically to read 50 books in a year. I did not accomplish that. But, thanks to finally jumping on the audio book bandwagon, I read more than I actually thought. So here’s my list. And here’s to more great books in 2017!
Today Will Be Different – Maria Semple
The Book of Speculation – Erika Swyler
Modern Lovers – Emma Straub
Before We Were Strangers – Renee Carlino
Eight Hundred Grapes – Laura Dave
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion
Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
Harry Potter and the Curse Child – Parts One and Two
Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Vol. 1
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous
Roller Girl – Victoria Jamieson
Paper Girls, Vol. 1
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power
What Light – Jay Asher
P.S. I like You – Kasie West
How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
How to Disappear – Sharon Huss Roat
Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories – Ed: Stephanie Perkins
When the Moon was Ours – Anna-Marie McLemore
All About the Hype – Paige Toon
Because of the Sun – Jenny Torres Sanchez
It Started with Goodbye – Christina June
The Inside of Out – Jenn Marie Thorne
How it Feels to Fly – Kathryn Holmes
Outrun the Moon – Stacey Lee
The Trouble with Destiny – Lauren Morrill
Zoe the Skating Fairy
Brittany the Basketball Fairy
Stacey the Soccer Fairy
Helena the Horse-Riding Fairy
(Above all by Daisy Meadows, and all read for work. Ha!)
Goodbye Stranger – Rebecca Stead
November is my birth month, which makes it pretty awesome. To celebrate, I’m having a month of AUTOFOCUS! Each day throughout the month I’ll post on Twitter info on a chapter. (So, the 1st will be chapter 1, the 2nd will be chapter 2 and so on.) Either a deleted scene, a fun fact, or just a thought I had while typing. And at the end of the month, there will be prizes. Yes, prizes.
Want to play? Awesome, it’s easy:
That’s it! If you can’t keep up with 1 chapter a day, that’s totally cool. There’s school and work and, you know, life. You can still participate. Send me comic recommendations for Bennett–he’ll love them.
Excited? I know I am.
As always, THANK YOU for reading. I appreciate you all. A whole bunch.
If you’re in Central Florida, I have FOUR events planned for June! Check them out!
On Friday, June 10th, I’ll be at the Oviedo Barnes & Noble at 6:30 p.m. for B-Fest.
On Saturday, June 11th, I’ll be at the Colonial Barnes & Noble at 2 p.m. for B-Fest.
On Saturday, June 18th, I’ll be at the Orlando Book Festival! My panel is at 1 p.m., with YA authors Jenn Marie Thorne and Medeia Sharif. Sale/signing will be at 2p.m.
On Sunday, June 19th is the AUTOFOCUS launch! It’s at the Alafaya Library in Orlando at 2 p.m. Come celebrate with me!
Did you know that it’s less than TWO MONTHS before AUTOFOCUS, my second novel, is released? I certainly didn’t until I looked at the date. And cheered. It’s crazy to think that in June (14th, to be exact!) I’ll have two novels out. Wasn’t I just dreaming about writing a few days ago? It was draining to write, but in the best way possible way. I’m so excited for you all to read it.
Currently, advanced copies are being sent around, so here are some ways you can get one!
And, last, if you’ve managed to get an advanced copy, I’d love to know! Send me a photo, and i’ll post some soon. 🙂
I’ll admit it–I didn’t read a lot this year. Between battling a toddler: being a librarian; working on TNWSY, AUTOFOCUS, and Possible Book 3; and sometimes saying hello to my husband (hi, S), I had very little time. I usually make it a goal to read 50 books in a year. I didn’t even hit 40 this year. Sob! Though, I 100% made up for it in picture books. Reading THE ABC’S OF COOKIES four times a night counts, right?
Anyway, on with the show. This time I’ve organized by category. Enjoy!
I was in a huge Paige Toon mood this year, clearly. Two of those (Baby, Johnny) were re-reads, because sometimes you just need a little Johnny Jefferson. Hornby’s latest was terrific (I’ll read everything by Hornby), Station Eleven remarkable, and Fikry truly a delight.
I read the first because I needed to organize (and it worked!), and the second for a reading list (It was funny).
Young Adult Fiction
So….9 of these are by my fellow debuts. Perhaps I’m a little biased in my reading? All wonderful. WONDERFUL!
Kerry and her book are terrific.
I really love Ms. Marvel. Just adore her. So there’s that. I got into the FUN HOME musical, so I tried Bechdel’s other graphic novel (hard to get into–especially as a mom–but definitely interesting). Awkward and Sunny were also for a reading list, and were tremendous. Batgirl and Gotham I got at ALA and definitely enjoyed.
Perhaps this was for research purposes. PERHAPS.
So, there’s that. 35 books. I also finished edits on AUTOFOCUS, and started writing a 3rd book. I’m proud of all that I read, and am looking forward to all the new books this year. And now, on to 2016!