My original (and overly ambitious) goal was to do a post (or five) with descriptions of each of these books, but after spending two hours on a draft and making very little progress, I realized that it’s just not happening. Not yet, at any rate. Instead, here’s a photo of all of the books that I acquired at Book Expo America.
When I went to BEA in 2012, I wasn’t nearly so focused as this year, and I ended up bringing home a lot of books because people handed them to me rather than because they were things I was genuinely excited about reading. Mind you, I ended up with a lot of wonderful books, but I also ended up with things that just didn’t excite me as much as I thought they would. This year, I was much more selective. As you can see, the vast majority of the titles are sci-fi or fantasy, with just a handful of other genres like historical fiction or erotica, which is pretty much the composition of my blog. As you can see, I also picked up several titles that are already published. I spent a lot of time hanging out at the SFWA booth, and they were promoting all of their members’ work, not just new releases. Some of these, like Hounded, The Warded Man, and Assassin’s Apprentice, are books that I’d been meaning to pick up eventually. Others were completely new to me and seem awesome. I mean, there’s a book about space elevators. How cool is that?
So, first on the agenda is to finish reading Clariel. I received the following text from my boyfriend while at Book Expo:
Mike: Help M—– and J– have kidnapped me and are demanding Clariel for my return
I have not yet succumbed to their demands, but I think that I should eventually begin the ransom negotiations. 😉
Next on the list is the Holly Black, because my sister is a huge fan and would like to read it the moment that I’m finished.
So, my question to all of you… which books should I read first? Have you read any, and if so, how are they?