Friday, 20 August 2010

Book Recommendations

A few paper cuts and many cups of tea later & Blackwatch is officially winging its way back to my editor.

It's always exciting to go back to a story you haven't worked on for a while. I've heard whispers of possible cover ideas already and I'm really looking forward to seeing Blackwatch dressed up in its travelling clothes and heading out into the world next April.

Now it's time for short break before diving back into the events of book 3 - a break that I intend to spend exploring the worlds tucked away inside other people's books, but after a quick check of my bookshelves, it seems they need an injection of new blood.
I need something fresh and new to read.
So, what would you suggest?

If there was one book you would recommend, which book would it be & why?
What are your ultimate favourite books, either new or old?

My future reads are in your hands.


  1. Have you tried the Fablehaven series? They are so cool and I LOVED Wintercraft BTW. Silas is the BEST!!

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  3. The hunger games is my favourite

  4. A brilliant read at the moment is Terrifyingly Talented(Artistes Fartists and Funambulists) Loads of true stories about some very weird and unusual performers. Really good cartoons. The author has the same sirname as Kate Winters.

  5. Jessica - I have read the first three Fablehaven books (loved them!) and you have just reminded me to buy a copy of the 4th. Thanks!

    Sarah - I enjoyed bk 1 of The Hunger Games series & I'm looking forward to reading 2&3 in the Autumn. (I think Catching Fire ends on a cliffhanger & I want bk 3 ready to read as soon as I've finished bk 2. :) )

    Anonymous - Thanks for the recommendation. I will look it up!

  6. Belated comment (again) - if you're still after recommendations I enjoyed Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (it's a reimagining of the characters in The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz). Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver is amazing as is Della Says: OMG by Keris Stainton.

    I also enjoyed My So-Called Afterlife by Tamsyn Murray.

  7. Hi Jesse,
    I am always on the look out for new books. :)

    Wicked looks interesting. I hadn't heard of it before. I've already read (& loved) My So-Called Afterlife (I'm looking forward to 'Haunting') & the other books are definitely on my radar.

    It's great to hear about books people have enjoyed.

  8. Wintercraft and the Shiver Trilogy were my favourite series. Wintercraft just topping! I hope Haunting Violet is good :)