What We’re Reading
Posted by Jen Slattery-Pheobus on June 12, 2010
If we’re not writing, we’re probably reading. Romance novels, suspense, “how-to”s, you name it. Wanna know which stories have captured our attention lately?
Jennifer Slattery is reading Stephanie Gallentine’s young adult novel Refuge, a story about a troubled, computer hacking teen sent to a remote island that feels like a prison. Struggling to deal with the recent loss of his mother and his alcoholic father, the boring and isolated underwater research center he finds himself confined to gives him way too much time to think. Until mysterious, and frightening, messages pop up on his computer…R. E. V. E. N. G. E. For non-fiction, she’s reading Francis’ Chan’s Crazy Love, learning anew how to make God her number one priority.
April Gardner is reading:
- Finding Jeena by Miralee Ferrell “New job. New townhouse. New car. The perfect new life…right?”
- Thicker Than Blood by C.J. Darlingon “Christy Williams never imagined that a stolen Hemingway first edition would lead her back to the sister she left fifteen years ago. But when things begin to unravel, she finds herself on May’s doorstep, fearing for her life.” Review of Thicker than Blood.
- Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. The Classic of the Month over at A Writer’s Journey.
Lisa Lickel is reading:
* A Love of Her Own, by Maggie Brendan (ISBN 978080073351) Inspy historical from Revell: In this conclusion of the Hearts of the West trilogy, April McBrdie has everything her heart desires except the one thing money can’t buy. Read her review in two weeks.
* Forget Me Not, by Vicki Hinze (ISBN 9781601422957) Inspy suspense from Multnomah: Their elusive enemies took everything. Now they want more, A mysterious woman with a lost memory, but who strongly resembles the director’s dead wife appears at Crossroads crisis center. This book is the July book club choice at the ACFW online book club. If you’d like to join this group, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/acfwbookclub/
* By Darkness Hid, by Jill Williamson, Insy fantasy/YA from Marcher Lord Press, eBook
* Mysteriously Wired, by Ken Wilson. You can read her review in another week.
How about you? What great stories have captured your imagination this week?
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