I haven't done an honest Twitter-style "What I'm Reading Now" lately, but now is the perfect time for it since I've been such a reading machine these past couple of weeks. Here's what's been on my bedside table lately, in 140 characters or fewer. I'll review a few of these in more depth a bit later.
Shelter by Harlan Coben
Another adult author tackles YA - but succeeds! Tight plotting, suspense, a wry male voice & interesting (albeit cliched) supporting chars.
The Lost Heiress by Catherine Fisher
Sequel to The Dark City. The writing is merely serviceable and the plot ho-hum, but it's just barely interesting enough to keep me reading.
Level Up by Gene Luen Yang
Cute story with Yang's signature "nothing is what it seems" twist at the end. Good choice for the 20-something set who grew up with (S)NES.
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Interesting time-travel premise but frustrating due to it only being half a story - clearly written for sequels and not executed well.
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Plot hole-ridden but enjoyable debut about a girl who can't remember her past but can see her future. Cute romance & a suspenseful mystery.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (audiobook)
In his own voice, Gladwell relates what makes people successful - turns out we don't have a lot of control over it. Discouraging? A little.
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
In a future where chocolate is illegal, the daughter of a dead chocolate mobster must protect her family (& fall in love). Good, not great.