I’m a little book deprived this month. With shows every weekend and a big show planned in December, I’m super busy and haven’t had a ton of time to read lately. But the few road trips I’ve taken have given me some time with Audible. Below are my picks for the month.
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
As I type, this book is winging its way to me from the ether of the internet, so no, I haven’t actually had a chance to read it yet. But I hear great things and I am a fan of Erin’s blog, especially her Flax-Golden tales, which I’ve turned into a writing prompt for myself. I’m really looking forward to reading the wonderful, creepy characters she’s created.
Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry
Dragon Factory is the follow up to Maberry’s Patient Zero. It follows the lead, Joe Ledger, but has a very different plot arc and style. I’m not a huge series reader, as it can start to feel formulaic, but Jonathan’s Ledger books do not have that feel at all, and if mad scientists are more your poison than zombies, Maberry does a great job of re-introducing characters.
Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
The third book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, Storm of Swords starts off quickly and then sort of slows, but at a brisk walk. I was disappointed by Clash of Kings, and might not have ventured to read SoS if Keith and Stephanie hadn’t gushed over it. And while I’m still in Martin’s set up phase, the plot has definitely thickened and things finally feel like they’re moving in a coherent direction. Unlike Dragon Factory, I wouldn’t recommend starting in the middle of Song of Ice and Fire though, unless you enjoy not knowing what character is what and why.
So what am I missing out on? What are you reading this month?