Author Book Picks with Miranda Kenneally

I'd like to welcome Miranda Kenneally to the blog today, as part of the Catching Jordan blog tour, to share some of her favorite books and authors with us!

Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.

Find Miranda on: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

I read tons of books. I have an addiction!

I love anything by Melina MarchettaSarah Dessen, Simone Elkeles, Kristin Cashore, Jennifer Echols, Sarah Ockler, C.K. Kelly Martin, Courtney Summers, and David Levithan.

Here are some of my recent favorites:

The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar

And here some great books of 2012 I’ve already had the opportunity to read. You shouldn’t miss any of these:

Trish Doller’s Something Like Normal, about a Marine (Travis!) who’s just returned from Afghanistan with PTSD.

Jessica Spotswood’s Born Wicked, about a girl trying to hide that she and her sisters are witches. If their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Allison Rushby’s Shooting Stars, about a teen paparazzo who gets the job of her life, but it means betraying the only star who’s ever been nice to her. And he’s hot! :)

Coming in 2013 is Sarah Skilton’s Bruised, about a girl with a black belt in tae kwon do who freezes up during an armed robbery, and is left to wonder if martial arts failed her or if she failed it.

I’m on Goodreads all the time – feel free to see what I’m reading!

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your book picks with us, Miranda! Those are some great choices, and I can't wait to check out your 2012 and 2013 recommendations.

Miranda's debut novel, Catching Jordan, is in stores now!
You can find Catching Jordan on: Amazon | Goodreads

Thanks to The {Teen} Book Scene for hosting Miranda's blog tour. Be sure to visit all of the other stops on the tour for more fun with Miranda Kenneally:

Tuesday, November 29: Bailey at IB Book Blogging
Wednesday, November 30: Nicole at Word for Teens
Thursday, December 1: Kari at A Good Addiction
Friday, December 2: Kate at I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read
Saturday, December 3: Allison at The Allure of Books

Sunday, December 4: Jenny at Supernatural Snark
Monday, December 5: Bailey at IB Book Blogging
Tuesday, December 6: Hannah at Paperback Treasures
Wednesday, December 7: Jenny at Mimosa Stimulus
Thursday, December 8: Nicci at Paper Dreams
Friday, December 9: Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight
Saturday, December 10: Allison at The Allure of Books

Sunday, December 11: Jessica E at Confessions of a Bookaholic
Monday, December 12: Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight
Tuesday, December 13: Jenny at Supernatural Snark
Wednesday, December 14: Kody at YA Highway
Thursday, December 15: Nicci at Paper Dreams
Friday, December 16: Kate at I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read



    Excuse me while I go flail and fangirl for a moment.

    Pretty sure I automatically want to read any author who also loves Melina Marchetta. And you listed her first. TWICE. Sigh :)

  2. Sarah Dessen is just awesome chick lit. I cannot wait for Born Wicked!


  3. Wow! Miranda had some really diverse career dreams there.

    This book sounds great! Thanks for posting the interview!

  4. You got to read Born Wicked?! LUCKY! My friend got an ARC of it and says it really good. You are very lucky. :D Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Miranda has fantastic taste in books! I've heard amazing things about Raw Blue, and I can't wait for Born Wicked.


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