Right now I'm reading Ally Condie's Crossed. Her writing is so fluid and beautiful and poetic, and she's really good at getting inside her characters heads, which I enjoy immensely. The setting is patterned after Southern Utah, which is one of my family's favorite mini vacation destinations. It reminds me of all the canyons we've hiked and the indian ruins and rock art we've seen over the years.
I'm also listening to Jame's Dashner's Scorch Trials on audio book while I exercise and clean my house. His descriptions and the things his characters say and do frequently make me laugh out loud. I was drawn into the story right from the beginning. The characters and setting are so unique and yet he describes them so well they seem real. You never know what's going to happen next. It's a real page turner. I don't want to stop listening, so I'm getting a lot of exercise and cleaning done. I can't wait until the first Maze runner movie comes out in 2013!
Because I live in Utah, I'm fortunate to know both of these authors and see them at conferences and book signings. James promised me an interview for my writer's group podcast writing snippets. I need to get those questions to him asap. So look for his interview soon at www.writingsnippets.com.
I'm also reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand with my husband. It's an amazing true story about an Olympic runner who becomes prisoner of war in Japan and the horrible things he goes through and how he survives.
So what are you reading? I'd love to know and anyone who comments on this post will be eligible to win a copy of one of these amazing books! The winner will be announced Jan. 23rd. Best of luck to everyone.