Links to Great Books

NEED A SUMMER READ?

  • There is a rockin’ book and blog party happening over at My Writing Masquerade.  TK Richardson is celebrating her soon to be released book with gift pack give-awaysReturn the Heart is a YA novel filled with secrecy, a dark Russian prophecy and a high stakes game of cat and mouse.   TK is an eloquent and thoughtful writer.  I can’t wait to curl up on the beach with this book. 

  • Another writer who has my attention is Yvonne Osborne.  Her blog,  The Organic Writer,  is filled with short stories, observations and poetry.  Yvonne is a visceral writer.  I have yet to read one of her posts and emerge from it the same.  She makes me think.  She makes me laugh and, at times, has almost brought me to tears.  One of my favorite things Yvonne does is write Friday Flash 55.  If you don’t have time to read a whole novel, you can spend one minute with Yvonne’s fifty-five word stories.  She doesn’t waste a single word. 
  • Need more?  Visit Lisa.  Lisa Gibson is a master book reviewer.  She is single handedly responsible for my impulse purchases and growing book collection.  Lisa mainly reads and reviews YA.
  •  A close second in terms of books reviewed is Michelle, aka Greenwoman.  Michelle loves the paranormal and fairy tale type books.  She has pointed me in the direction of many fabulous novels.  Beyond the book reviews, however, I love visiting Michelle’s blog to get my nature fix.  She actually occupies twice my normal blog time for writer friends because I am addicted to both of her blogs.  Her second blog, Quotidion Minutiae, is a photo blog of epic proportions.  Her pics tell a story sans words.
  • However, I do understand that not everyone in the world love, love, loves juvenile lit like I do.  If you would like to read books more closely aligned with your chronological age, I recommend you stop by Jean Oram‘s.  Jean is a self-proclaimed book whore with more reviews on her blog than I have phyiscal books on my shelves. 
  • Also worth mentioning is Colorado author, Patricia Stoltey.  She’s the biggest fan of other writer’s I’ve ever met.  Patricia provides the low down on other Colorado writers.  There is no shortage of book mentions on her blog. 
  • Afraid these links will only lead you to fluff?  Hop on over to Kate for in depth book dissections.  It’s a bit like being back in English class, but a lot more fun.  I’ve picked up some great reads because of her compelling commentary and great taste in novels. 

If you can’t find anything to read from these links, you’d be better off getting a hobby that doesn’t involve words.

So, where do you find books to add to your TBR pile?  What is your most anticipated summer read?

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16 responses to “Links to Great Books

  1. Oh I’m going to do this one! But not today. Today I vend at the Farmer’s Market in the rain! Unless it decides to stop by afternoon. Fingers crossed!

    And thanks for the mention. 🙂

  2. Wow! Thanks for the kind words and for highlighting my book!! I don’t know what to say. You are one in a million Cat, and this is way better than winning the lottery! (Of course, I’ve never won the lottery, but still this is waaaaay better.) 😀

    I will definitely have to check out all these great blogs. Also, I love what you wrote about Jean. I’ve often wondered where she stores all those books from her reviews. Does she have an entire room dedicated as a library? And I, too, have bought and read books from her list. She’s very thorough and I trust her judgment.

    And Lisa’s blog is great, too. I love her layout and color scheme. *sigh* So pretty. But I have a lot of catching up to do on her reviews. (Blogger has somehow not displayed her recent posts, so I’ve missed some.)

    Anyway, thanks again, Cat. You just made my day!

    • TK,

      Kind words for kind people. You inspire me, and in truth, I cannot wait for Return the Heart to come out. It will top my summer reading list!

      I agree with you about Lisa’s theme. Purple is the only femine color I like. I feel so at home there!

  3. Aww, thanks for the mention Ms. Cate. You’re a doll. I’m so excited to read TK’s book. I’m off to go check out some of the other blogs you mentioned in your post. Thanks again. 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for the link! And I really appreciate the blog list. I can’t wait to check these out!

    Kate

  5. Great pictures on that photo website – thanks for the new names/blogs to check out! 🙂

    • Layinda,

      I get lost in Michelle’s photo blog. She has such stunning pictures. When we still had snow on the ground, I lived vicariously through her blog.

  6. Thanks for the links!

  7. What a great post! I really have to break out of writing mode and get caught up with the new books coming out. Thanks for the great blogs reviews.

  8. Oh, thanks, you darling lady — I’m catching up again today and was so surprised to see your link to my blog. The mention is very much appreciated. I’m even branching out now with the Thursday guest blogging authors from all over the place (not just Colorado). Such fun.

    • Patricia,

      You didn’t disappoint. Today your post was filled with new books to consider. I love when you do this, as my time at the book store is often limited and I usually buy books reviewed and recommended by my blogging friends.

      I can’t wait for the guest posts. It will be very interesting to learn how others are coming along in the book world. Thanks for all you do to support and inspire.

      ~cat

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