I have some great books on my to-read pile at present. Today I’m sharing thirteen of them. This year I’ve tended to read in gulps with a run on particular genre. At present I’m glomming on YA books.
Thirteen Books On My To-read Pile
- Touch by Jus Accardo – (Young Adult) When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.
- Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – (Young Adult) The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe.
- Fever by Joan Swan – (Sort of a paranormal/rom suspense) Dr. Alyssa Foster will admit to a bad boy fetish…But when she finds herself face to face with a convicted murderer with a ripped body, a determination for freedom and an eye on her as his get out of jail free card, Alyssa knows she’s in deep trouble…. Not just because Teague Creek is a prisoner desperate for freedom, but because his every touch makes her desperate for more.
- Fearless Love by Meg Benjamin – (Small town contemporary) This is the latest in the Konigsburg series. I had the first one and after reading it, grabbed the rest. Sweet music doesn’t come without a few sour notes. MG Carmody never figured her musical dreams would crash against the reality of Nashville. Now the only thing she has going for her is her late grandfather’s chicken farm, which comes with molting hens that won’t lay, one irascible rooster, and a huge mortgage held by a ruthless opponent—her Great Aunt Nedda.
- InBetween by Tara Fuller – (Young Adult) Death doesn’t fall in love. Usually.
- The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear by M Pax – (New Adult Urban Fantasy) Graduation from community college isn’t the magic elixir Hetty Locklear counts on for becoming an adult. Her parents, who work the Renaissance fair circuit, insist she spend part of the summer with them. Hetty doubts pretending to live in the Middle Ages will help her find her way.
- Ten Reasons Not to Date a Cop by Amie Louellen - (Contemporary) Growing up a police chief’s daughter, Kaylee Stephens saw firsthand how arrogant cop attitudes affect a marriage. Not for her, no sir. But when a priceless, pre-Columbian statue comes up missing, the day-school teacher finds herself in the middle of a police investigation. And face-to-face with sexy Detective Lucas Blackfox, her brothers’ old high school chum.
- Spark by Brigid Kemmerer – (Young Adult) Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.
- Revived by Cat Patrick – (Young Adult) Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive.
- Glitch by Heather Anastasiu – (Young Adult) Zoe lives in a world free of pain and war. Like all members of the Community, she has a small implanted chip protecting her from the destructive emotions that destroyed the Old World. Until her hardware starts to glitch.
- Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe – (Contemporary) a RITA winner. Matilda Geoffrey risked it all for love. She left Australia to be with Barry—the man who had swept her off her virtual feet. Now, wearing a wedding dress, she’s alone on Main Street in small-town Wisconsin, and things aren’t working out exactly as planned.
- The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardener – (Historical) A cavalry captain returns from the Napoleonic wars to find the doors of London society closed to him. Then a missing girl and horrific corpse plunge Captain Gabriel Lacey into the dark underworld of Regency London.
- Destined For An Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost – (Vampire Paranormal) My author find of the year. I love that I have a huge backlist to catch up on. This is book four in the Night Huntress series featuring half vampire Kat and her vampire lover Bones. Just really enjoy this series.
My other standout author find this year is Bec McMaster. I read her debut book Kiss of Steel a couple of weeks ago. It’s a historical/steampunk/vampire mix, and I just loved it. I found it original and different, and it appeased my love of history and paranormal romance. Great characterization too.
Do you have any stand out author finds for this year?