Laini Taylor, Ben Winters, Joseph Luzzi … check out what’s teetering on CJ Lyons’ TBR pile

Fun (?) Fact:

“I have met a real life serial killer.” – CJ Lyons


41fq1czbw2blWhat are some of the titles in your current TRB pile?

CJ: Laini Taylor’s The Muse of Nightmares and an early copy of Ben Winters’ Golden State. Because my favorite reward after working hard on a book is reading, I’m saving both to savor after the release of my new YA thriller, The Color of Lies.

What book are you currently reading?

CJ: I always have several books going at once. For research for a new thriller centered on an ER doctor whose husband is murdered, I’m reading In a Dark Wood by Joseph Luzzi, which is a memoir about a man who loses his wife but also gains his first child that same day after the doctors perform an emergency C-section.

And for fun, I got my hands on an early copy of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager, a debut novel by Ben Philippe.

What do you hope to add to your TBR pile soon and why?

CJ: Pierce Brown’s new Red Rising book, Dark Age, and Katherine Arden’s The Winter of the Witch. Both have such well-developed characters and wonderful world building that I simply get lost in their books!

Bonus: Which author do you want to see have a new book out soon?

CJ: Lisa Gardner—love all of her books!

Check out CJ’s interview about her new book, The Color of Lies

CJheadshotsquarelores copyNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty novels, former pediatric ER doctor CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart. 

CJ has been called a “master within the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday).

ColorofLiesHer novels have twice won the International Thriller Writers’ prestigious Thriller Award, the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Readers’ Choice Award, the RT Seal of Excellence, and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense.

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