Inundated With Books
Are you like me…overwhelmed with piles of hundreds of books I’m dying to read, but not enough time to read them? Since I reinvented myself as an author/blogger/promo queen, the days seem to go by way too quickly. I used to read about five books a week—once I read an Outlander book in a DAY, believe it or not—but now I’m lucky to get through two. Now if I could hire someone to do clean the house and do the yard work, well, maybe I could get in one more. (Uh, maybe not. I’m not the greatest housekeeper. But the house and yard would certainly look better!)
So I thought I’d post a list of books I definitely want to get through this summer—before August 31. Not necessarily in this order:
- Honor’s Debt by Joan Vincent (halfway done)
- Lily’s Leap by Téa Cooper
- Matilda’s Freedom by Téa Cooper
- Bedding the Wrong Brother by Virna De Paul
- A Rose in the Storm by Brenda Joyce
- A Lady in Name by Elizabeth Bailey
- If You Dare by Kresley Cole
- Her Gilded Prison by Beverley Oakley
- Just For the Summer by Jenna Rutland
- The Trouble With Sin by Victoria Vane
- The Queen’s Favourites by Jean Plaidy*
- Georgette Heyer’s Regency World by Jennifer Kloester
- Miss Goldsleigh’s Secret by Amylynn Bright
- The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn
- The Lady and the Laird by Nicole Cornick
- The Tudor Conspiracy by C.W. Gortner
- A Most Devilish Rogue by Ashlyn MacNamara
- An Ideal Duchess by Evangeline Howard
*The Queen’s Favourites is an older hard copy I happen to have in my collection of Jean Plaidy/Philippa Carr books. I chose this one because it’s about Sarah Churchill and Anne Stuart, and last year I heard about their relationship while touring Blenheim Palace, which was built for the Duke of Marlborough (Sarah’s husband).
Of course, I have a few hundred others on my Kindle and several shelves full of print books, so these won’t even make a dent. And after my trip to Scotland (June 20-July 6), I may be inspired to add a few more Scotland-set books. Or even write one of my own, who knows?
What books are you planning to read this summer? Post your own list in the comment section and be eligible to win a deck of cards featuring covers of Ellora’s Cave books OR a Merry Monarchs card game from England (your choice). Will mail anywhere in the world!