Now that my re-read of the Harry Potter series is completed (and hooray for the best movie of the series despite the ending), it’s time to address the seriously overgrown “to read” pile.

I finally snagged a copy of Graceling by Kristin Cashore from the library and WOW was it worth the wait! It’s one of those books where everything about the characters, from their physical descriptions to their dialogue, all drive the story and develop the world. Even the supporting characters are developed and motivated and make everything richer. I can’t wait for the companion novel Fire to be released October 5!

I also finished Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan. It’s a novel in three parts that follows the events of Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy’s point of view. Being a huge P and P fan, I enjoyed experiencing Mr. Darcy’s personality adjustment between proposals, although the end of book 2 takes some random turns. I’d recommend these books to Austen fans, but be prepared to have a craving to re-read the original afterward.

Now on the “to read” pile: a great haul from the library. I’m in the middle of Savvy by Ingrid Law and have The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Ever by Gail Carson Levine, and The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima (companion to The Warrior Heir, which is highly recommended).

Any thoughts on the pile? What’s on your “to read” pile?

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