When I’m working on the end of a book, I need books like a diver needs his oxygen tank. And not just any books. Series work best. Series entirely unrelated to what I’m currently writing work best of all. I got through the end of That Summer with Laurie King’s Kate Martinelli mysteries, The Other Daughter with Elsie Lee’s vintage spy novels, and The Lure of the Moonflower with the help of Laura Resnick’s Esther Diamond books.
As I power towards the end of the current work in progress, I’ve been on a Rivers of London marathon, paced so they should last me just to the end of my book. For anyone who hasn’t read these yet, they’re British police procedurals with a paranormal twist– think Scotland Yard meets Hogwarts.
Once both my books and these books are done…. We’ll see. I have Sonali Dev’s The Bollywood Bride waiting to be read, and also a large pile of ARCs I’m eager to jump into. And, of course, a pile of research books for the next stand alone novel!
What have you been reading this week?