Happy New Year, my Writing Friends!

From the bottom of my heart – THANK YOU for making 2016 a successful writing and reading year for me!! Even when I continue to go SLOW about finishing my novel, I am so thankful of all the great feedback I received and the lessons I learned this year!

 

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None of that would’ve been accomplished without my “Cloud Friends”  – you !

BOOKS I READ THIS YEAR:

2016 was a lousy reading book for me. I didn’t finish more than 10 novels – and other short stories. I’d still like to share with you a list of the three best books I read this year. Please note, these books didn’t come up in 2016, but I grabbed them then, so bear with me if these titles are old!

BEST ONE – 

Among Wolves (The Children of the Mountain #1) by R.A. Hakok –

GET IT WHILE IT’S FREE!!!!

This book is still free at Amazon –  I seriously don’t know why! The book has 4.07 stars in Goodreads and is the only book I rated 5 stars this year. It’s amazing. If you like zombie stories you must read this book – and buy the sequel “The Devil You Know (The Children of the Mountain #2)” – for only $2.99!

SECOND BEST –

The Assassin’s Curse (The Assassin’s Curse #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1)

I started the year with this beauty – and I traveled in pirate ships among Naji, a kick ass character with marks on his body. I loved how the main character Ananna spoke – I had the opportunity to virtually meet the author and I asked her where the voice came from. She’s southern – right?  – It seems you can only get the printed copy these days – but if you can, grab one!

THIRD CHOICE – 

Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Now, I am only adding this book because I think wanna be writers as me would benefit from learning “minimalist dialogue making” from Joe Abercrombie. He never uses “he said or she said” – never!  The story is OK although not of my complete taste. However, when the book came out it was highly praised. Go ahead and grab one if you want to nurture your story telling techniques by learning from this master.

Half a King (Shattered Sea)

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