"Take a look, It’s in a book, A reading rainbow"*

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 12, 2011 in Book Trailer, Books, Writing |

As New England got buried in snow once again (seriously, when am I ever going to benefit from global warming) and I got the rare snow day off from work, I was happy to have plenty of indoor activities to keep me busy, i.e. writing and reading. I have a big ol’ stack of books in my to-be-read pile (some of which have been lent out even before I’ve read them) and an order of books on its way to my house, but really, one can never have too many books.

One of the books that is on its way is the YA dystopian XVI by Julia Karr. Julia and I roomed together at the SCBWI Summer Conference in L.A. last summer and had a blast. Aside from her talents as a writer, Julia is a kick-ass dancer! I am so excited for her debut novel.

Another debut I’m looking forward to is in the middle grade category: Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide To Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald, who is an esteemed member of my critique group.

A couple of books that are part of a series have also made my most-anticipated-books list. There’s The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan, Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon, and Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. With these books, there will be lots of fantastic things: magical powers, zombies, handsome fellows, and strong females.

What are you looking forward to reading?

*Written by Steve Horelick, Dennis Neil Kleinman, and Janet Weir (please, tell me you remember the PBS show Reading Rainbow)

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  • Marquita Hockaday says:

    Omigod! I used to love Reading Rainbow ๐Ÿ™‚ And I am reading XVI right now! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚ It's so cool that you got to room with Julia Karr ๐Ÿ™‚ That is the type of experience that I hope to have one day. It sounds like you're in for some good reading!

  • Katie L. Carroll (KT) says:

    Yay, someone who remembers Reading Rainbow! Marquita, are you a member of the SCBWI? Even if you're not, you can still check out their website to see what kinds of events they are running near where you live, and you're likely to meet some great authors.

    My copy of XVI should be arriving any day now!

  • Phylum: Chordata says:

    Who didn't watch Reading Rainbow? It starred Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge!

    I look forward to reading books I haven't gotten to yet from 2010, such as The Emperor of all Maladies.

  • twin-not-twin says:

    Since The Sky is Everywhere might possibly be my favorite book I read last year, I am really looking forward to Jandy Nelson's new novel, The History of Luck (even though I have no idea what it is about!!!). I am also excited about The Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak and The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta, two authors I love! And, I can't wait to share them with you when I am finished!

  • Katie L. Carroll (KT) says:

    Hey, Phylum…I also have several books from 2010 that I haven't read yet.

    Twin, those all sounds like ones I'll enjoy. I expect them to show up at my house in a timely fashion!

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