You'd be surprised how nervous it makes me to reveal my reading list. It's like...I'm just asking to be judged. Do I have good taste? Bad? Will you guys wince when you see what I like? Finally realize I'm totally lame?
It's silly, but true. I don't know why I feel like I have to defend my tastes or hide them. I like what I like, and I know for the most part people respect that. But at the same time I know there are people out there who who might be all "She likes THAT series? REALLY? Is she stupid?"
Well, I guess it's time for me to get over that. My taste varies widely, and if you like it, too, awesome. If not, fine. That's the beauty of books—there's one out there for everyone. In the end, it's about connecting with a story. Flaws are forgiven if you connect. What makes someone connect to a story? I don't know. That's the magical part.
So, now that I've disclaimered myself to death, to the reading list! In alphabetical order by author:
1. The Reckoning, by Kelley Armstrong
2. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
3. Nightshade, by Andrea Creamer
4. The Body Finder, by Kimberly Derting
5. The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen
6. Hourglass, by Claudia Gray
7. Hex Hall, by Rachel Hawkins
8. Scarlett Fever, by Maureen Johnson
9. Dramarama, by E. Lockhart
10. Perchance To Dream, by Lisa Mantchev
11. Radiant Shadows, by Melissa Marr
12. Gone, by Lisa McMann
I'm pretty excited, since many of these books are part of series I love. I still haven't planned reading order, but I usually like to pair fatty books with shorter ones, so I have a more even reading load each week. I also like to pair darker books with funny ones, since sad books really affect my mood. I guess you'll just have to wait for my usual "What I Read This Week" posts during November to see how the list gets tackled.
There were so many books I wanted to add, but alas, I think this is fairly rounded. That, and I'm not allowed to buy more books until I get through what I have on my shelves. I promised Nick.
Now, I better go finish Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan (which is freaking incredible thus far), so I can be ready to start next week!