Recently I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m reading the manuscript for The Kingdom of Cello by my sister (well-known YA author, Jaclyn Moriarty). I’m the first person in the world to have the privilege of reading what is going to be an extraordinary new series.Visit Liane Moriarty's website.
I’m also re-reading Anne Tyler’s The Amateur Marriage, for probably the third time, because I just finished writing my new novel (The Hypnotist’s Love Story), and I only let myself read Anne Tyler when I’m not writing. Otherwise I catch myself imitating her style. It’s extremely embarrassing. All my characters start to sound like they come from Baltimore. I think it’s because her writing seems so deceptively simple. I think, I’m sure I could do that, if I just tried. Also, she uses italics perfectly and as a result, I start to use italics constantly. I adore all her books. There have been two occasions in my life when I’ve opened a gift and shouted with joy. The first was when I received the Barbie Campervan for my eighth birthday. The second was when I unexpectedly received a new Anne Tyler book for Christmas and I didn’t even know she had a new one out.
The Page 69 Test: What Alice Forgot.