Mon, October 20, 2014

Top 10 New Series I Want To Start


It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top 10 New Series I Want To Start

All right, these are supposed to be series from the past two years or so. Which was sort of hard for me to come up with, because I’m good at starting series…just not so good at finishing them. Oops!

Anyway, here’s a list of 10 new series starters I’ve been meaning to try. Here’s where you come in: I need you to tell me if there are any on this list that I NEED to prioritize. Have you read any of these?

The Young Elites by Marie Lu book coverNantucket Blue by Leila Howland book coverWinger  by Andrew Smith book cover

The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
Winger by Andrew Smith

Variant by Robison Wells book coverLet the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger book coverThe Testing by Joelle Charbonneau book cover

Variant by Robison Wells
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Black City by Elizabeth Richards book coverHemlock by Kathleen Peacock book cover

Black City by Elizabeth Richards
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes book coverMonument 14 by Emmy Laybourne book cover

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

OK, where do I start?! Help!

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Mon, September 22, 2014

Top 10 Books on My Fall To-Read List


It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top 10 Books on My Fall To-Read List

Okay, we’re going all new releases with this one…

Top 5 Books I Have:

My True Love Gave to Me book coverNot in the Script by Amy Finnegan book coverFamous in Love by Rebecca Serle book cover

My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas book coverSnow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch book cover

Top 10 Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Top 5 Books I Want:

The Young Elites by Marie Lu book coverThe Bane Chronicles book coverAtlantia by Ally Condie book cover

The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson & Sarah Rees Brennan
Atlantia by Ally Condie

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken book coverThis Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner book cover

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #1)
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (Starbound #2)

Eeeeek! So much to read, so little time! What books are you looking forward to this fall?

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Mon, August 11, 2014

Top 10 Books I’m Not Sure I Want to Read


It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top 10 Books I’m Not Sure I Want to Read

To read or not to read? I need you to weigh in on these books from my “to-read” shelf so I know whether I should move them up my list!

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Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Five Summers by Una LaMarche
The List by Siobhan Vivian
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young
Famous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts — thanks in advance!

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Tue, August 5, 2014

Best YA Books for Reluctant Fantasy Readers


It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top Ten Books I’d Give to Readers
Who Have Never Read Fantasy

We could fill in the blank however we wanted at the end of this topic, and loving all things fantasy I, of course, had to go that route. I think it’s a really hard genre for some people to get into — they’ve never tried it but because of preconceived notions assume they won’t like it.

So, today’s list is the “easiest” YA fantasy novels for a non-fantasy reader to check out, ranked in terms of “most accessible” to “work your way up to this one.” Still, every book on this list is AMAZING — you can’t go wrong and they are excellent tales of adventure, romance, tests of courage and heart, magic and much, much more.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling book coverThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan book coverIncarnate by Jodi Meadows book cover

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa book coverThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas book coverBrightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken book cover

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Graceling by Kristin Cashore book coverGrave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers book cover

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta book coverThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien book cover

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Mon, July 28, 2014

Authors I Own the Most Books From


It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top 10 Authors I Own the Most Books From

Okay first off, it’s paining me that this topic ends in a preposition (HA SORRY JAMIE ILU).

Secondly, I HAVE a lot of books, but I do not COLLECT them. Aka, if you perused my shelves, you’d see that I have one or two books from a series, but not the rest…or don’t even own copies of some of my favorite books…or loan out the books I do own and then forget to get them back…or lose them (seriously, where are my Harry Potter books?!).

So while in some cases this represents some of my favorite authors…um…don’t read too much into this. Either way, have fun looking at my shelves!

11 books: Richelle Mead (plus one more today when Silver Shadows comes on preorder; the spine you can’t see is a galley copy of The Indigo Spell and few of these are signed to me!)

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10 books: Megan McCafferty (also with a few signed; one of the copies of Sloppy Firsts is a galley)

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8 books: L.M. Montgomery

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8 books: Cassandra Clare (one signed, but I’m pumped about that one!)

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5 books: Stephenie Meyer (don’t pretend you don’t have them, too)

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4 books: Jay Crownover (whatever it’s a guilty pleasure, mind your own business)

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4 books: Sarah Dessen

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4 books: Jennifer Echols (why haven’t I met her yet?!)

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4 books: Madeleine L’Engle

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4 books: Rainbow Rowell (Well, only 3 here because I loaned out Eleanor & Park and forgot who had it, but it’s SOMEWHERE. But my copy of Fangirl is signed to me.)

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