The last two weeks have been spent recovering from Tales on Moon Lane and catching up on projects - namely summer reading features for the Irish Independent and Newstalk.
So… what should you be reading this Summer?
Weâ€™re losing THREE big series this summer… Eoin Colferâ€™s Artemis Fowl adventure ends in The last Guardian, Michael Scottâ€™s Flamel series finishes up with The Enchantress and Lauren Kateâ€™s Fallen series ends in Rapture.
But donâ€™t fret! Thereâ€™s is still more of Derek Landyâ€™s Skullduggery Pleasant, Anna Careyâ€™s Rebecca, Judi Curtinâ€™s Eva and Alan Earlyâ€™s Arthur Quinn to come. Youâ€™ll not be left wanting!
There are some amazing picturebooks - some Iâ€™m most excited about - are the new Oliver Jeffers (This Moose Belongs to Me), the Walker Eireann new releases as gaelige (Owl Babies and Ravenous Beast!) and Jon Klassenâ€™s This is not my Hat (I know these are a little early but trust me, theyâ€™re amazing!)
For teen readers, if you havenâ€™t already you should pick up a copy of John Greenâ€™s The Fault in our Stars, Daniel Handlerâ€™s Why We Broke Up and RJ Palacioâ€™s Wonder. Sara Zarrâ€™s How to Save a Life is out in the UK later this year but the US edition has been out a while - if you canâ€™t wait, get yourself to Amazon! And to scare the pants off yourself… pick up Libba Brayâ€™s absolutely creepy The Diviners.
And there are two books that have me salivating at the mouth and desperately waiting for their release… check out Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee and Tony Fucileâ€™s new Bink and Gollie and David Almondâ€™s The Boy Who swam with Piranhas (with Oliver Jeffers on hand for some great interior pics!)