Monday, July 25, 2011

Reading like Crazy

I may not be writing like crazy, but I've been reading like crazy. I think I've read ten books in the last two months.

3 contemporary YA
6 Dystopian YA
1 paranormal YA

This past weekend, I picked up a book I've been stalking for a long time.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

I love books set during WW2 and this book didn't disappoint.

It was a great break from all the dystopian novels, not that I don't love them, but I needed a break.

What about you? Do you find you need a break from certain kinds of novels?

PS: There's a great contest over at Monica's Love YA blog, all you have to do is follow her, go check it out.


Ruth Josse said...

I do tend to go through stages where I read a whole lot of one kind of book. The whole, if it ain't broke, why fix it attitude. And then all of a sudden it becomes too much and I need a change.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Yep, I read all over the map. In fact, my mom and I have discussed this and we often need to switch it up after we've read a certain kind of novel.
~ Wendy

LTM said...

ooo... my book club read this book last year, and I really really liked it. VERY good. And you know they've made it into a movie, right? ( :o) <3

Misha said...

That's actually how I read. I go into a reading mood where I only read one type of book until I'm sick of it. Then I change it up again.


Jolene Perry said...

I go through waves with both. Sometimes I read a ton, sometimes I write a ton. But I definitely go through waves. Glad to hear you liked this book because I've been stalking it too.

Melissa Marsh said...

I want to read this book, too. It's on my neverending "to be read" list. I've been reading more lately, too, though I go through periods when I don't feel like reading fiction.

I don't think there are any novels I need a break from...I find that if I find an author I like, I devour all of his or her books because I can't get enough of them!

ali said...

Ooh, I haven't heard of Sarah's Key. Do you like it?

And yep. Sometimes it's really nice to read something totally different. Especially since reading YA/MG for me often feels like research, lol. So it's nice when I pick up an adult novel, for instance, because I totally don't write in that genre which frees me to JUST READ. Ahhh. Nice!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm all over the map when it comes to YA. The main thing is it needs romance. :D

Because my next project is YA horror, I'm going to revisit my favorite author from when I was a teen. No, it's not Stephen King. It's John Saul. I couldn't get enough of his books. Too bad they don't have romance in them. :P

Lindsay N. Currie said...

I read a ton of YA but occasionally I delve into an adult book again. Most recently I finished a fantasy (not my usual genre) called Name of the Wind and I loved it. Now, it's back to my normal YA love with Wildefire:)

Angela Felsted said...

Yes. This happens to me a lot, especially in genres which have a lot of the same plot elements in them. Contemporary fantasies with mythical creatures and love triangles. Dystopians with evil governments, romance novels with predictable endings (not that I'd want them any other way).

I just read this great book called "Stolen." It's a YA book, but all in second person past tense. It grabbed me from the beginning and really made me think. One of the best books I've read all year.

Carol Riggs said...

Wow, you are a reading fiend! Good for you. I've read at least one book (dystopian) this summer...does that count? LOL

Caryn Caldwell said...

Wow! Ten books in two months? Way to go! As far as I'm concerned, that IS writing. Well, it's research for writing, at least, and that's just as important.

Heidi Willis said...

I lOVED Sarah's Key. I didn't expect to like it at all, but I ended up being fascinated by it.

I tend to gobble all of one author at a time if I can. Genre doesn't matter so much as if I like an author.