At the risk of dwelling on first-world problems, and possibly repeating myself, I just want you all to know that you should feel sorry for me—in the way everyone felt sorry for Julia Roberts’ character in Notting Hill! ;o)
Yes, it’s great being able to get my hands on almost any book I want. It's a true perk of this dream job of mine. But I can’t tell you the guilt I feel at all the books I don’t get to read that land on my doorstep. (Seriously, keeping up with the books I’m supposed to read is hard! Not being able to read all the books I want to read but don’t have the time for makes me sad.)
So for this week, I thought I’d share some of the books that came out recently that I would’ve liked to have read, plus a few I did read that you should definitely put on your list.
Jennifer Ryan and Julie Anne Long are both authors I’ve had my eye on for a while, but somehow I keep missing the opportunities to read their books. I’ve heard great things about their recent releases and have put them in my geometrically growing TBR list.
Jennifer Ryan's Montana Men series is getting great reviews and she had two recent releases: At Wolf Ranch (2/24) and When It’s Right (3/31).
Julie Anne Long’s Pennyroyal Green series is so well-touted, I can’t believe I keep missing these titles! It Started with a Scandal released at the end of March, and the next book, The Legend of Lyon Redmond, comes out in September. (And if I don’t have the chance to read that one, I think I’ll cry.)
You probably know I love Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle. I missed Quick's latest, Garden of Lies, but it did get some great reviews! (I’ll have to catch that one on audio.)
If you haven’t discovered author Terri Osburn yet, I highly recommend her Anchor Island series, and her recent release, His First and Last (4/21) kicks off a new series, Ardent Springs.
I adore Jeannie Lin’s lush writing and her fascinating Tang dynasty China setting. I missed A Dance With Danger, which also came out this week, but it too is on my “someday I’ll get to it” list.
I also missed Katharine Ashe’s last Prince Catchers book, I Loved a Rogue, but I loved the first two, so I’ll fit it in someday.
I did, however, read Eloisa James’ fabulous Four Nights with the Duke (which I loved!) and if you haven’t read that one yet, you absolutely should.
So, you get the gist. Way too many good books have come out recently (or are coming soon)! Which ones do you have on your list?