Three New Books That Will Turn You On To Other Books

Perhaps you loved the film Precious, but did you read the book? This summer, bestselling author Sapphire releases the story of her beloved character’s son, The Kid. Why not read them both?

The generous and lit–savvy Minal Hajratwala recommended Malinda Lo‘s fantasy fiction, Huntress, to me, and now that I’ve discovered it, I can’t wait to read its previously published sequel, Ash. From the website: “Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people’s survival hangs in the balance.” Sounds exciting, right?


Okay, it’s not a book. But the lovely and talented M.J. Hahn has podcast-produced his second young adult horror-fantasy novel, The Isis Heart, a grim tale of love, friendship, and immortal beauty. With the final episode freshly posted, you can listen to all 13 episodes at whatever pace you like. Then go back and listen to the first novel, Yuki O’Malley and The Bellefaire.

Subscribe to my blog to catch the next list: Three New Books That Will Make You A Better Writer. And don’t miss last week’s list, Three New Books That Will Broaden Your Reading Horizons.

And if you get inspired to do a little writing yourself this summer, drop me a line. I’ll make room on my coaching schedule for you.

  1. July 14th, 2011

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