Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Top Ten Books I’ve recently added to my TBR list

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1. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden 
A Russian fairy tale retelling so I’m definitely in. I can’t wait to read it. 

2. No book cover yet but the new book by Susanna Kearsley I can’t wait to read it. 

3. The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Some of my friends have been talking about the new book in this series and it seems good so I need to start at the beginning.

4. Lucky in Love by Kasie West
She is always a buy for me. My girls can’t wait for this to come out. 

5. By Your Side by Kasie West
Can’t wait!!!!!

6. An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter
I’ve loved her other three books and have already preordered this one. My girls are already fighting on which one of us gets to read it first. 

7.  A Stranger at Fellsworth by Sarah E. Ladd
This is another author I preorder every book. If you like historical fiction definitely give Sarah Ladd a chance. She is amazing. 

8. Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
My little book club girls loved the first book and we’ve been waiting for this one. 

9. The Name They Gave Us by Emery Lord
I wasn’t a big fan of her last novel but I think I’ll try reading this one. 

10. The Row by J.R. Johansson: I recently went to a Kassie West book signing and this author was there. She was so funny that I hope her books have a little of her humor since they are slightly scarier books. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday:
Ten Books On My Spring TBR
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Jeni’s Picks
1.Winners Kiss by Marie Rutkoski: I feel like I’ve been waiting forever to read this book. March 29th can’t come fast enough. 

2. Shadow in the Sea by Shiela Nielsen: This was meant to be a Winter read but I needed a gift for a good friend and new she would love this so I gave it away before I read it and promised myself I’d buy another copy. 

3.My fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen: My friend recommended this to me because I love historical fiction. It is supposedly a twist on My Fair Lady.

4.The Lost Kingdom by Matthew Kirby: 
Matthew Kirby is a middle grade author and I’ve loved all his other books. Somehow I forgot to read this one. 

5 Summerlost by Ally Condie: Her first middle grade book. 
I’m going to the book launch with my girls. 

6.Grave Visions by Kalyna Price: This is the 4th book in the Alex Craft novels and it has been one heck of a wait. I got so tired of checking when it would be out that I didn’t realize it was released. 

7.Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman: I bought this book when it came out and put it on my bedside table. I need to read it. 

8. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls: My friends can’t believe that I haven’t read this book. I promised I would read it this month. 

9.Swan and Shadow by Kaki Olsen: A Swan lake retelling. 

10. Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty: My daughter just finished this and loved it. She is begging me to read it so she can discuss it with someone. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

 Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For 
Historical Fiction Romance
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Jeni's Picks:
1. The Painters Daughter by  Julie Klassen
2. Lady Maybe by  Julie Klaassen
3. Becoming Lady Lockwood by  Jennifer Moore
4. Out of Ashes by Alicia Buck: This is a cinderella retelling. 
5. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
6. Friends and Foes by Sarah M. Eden
7. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley: This one is set in two time periods, now and the late 1700’s. 
8. The Curiosity keeper by Sarah E. Ladd 
9. Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot

10. A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday Books We love to Recommend
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Jeni's Picks:

Historical Fiction Lovers: 
1. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson: This book makes my all time favorite books. I’ve reread so many times. If I’m in a reading slump this is my go to book. 
2.The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen: Okay I actually recommend all her books. She is my favorite writer in this genre. I preorder every book. 

YA Contemporary
3. If I Stay by Gayle Forman: This book sat on my shelf for a long time before I finally picked it up to read. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. 
4. The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen Randle: This is a book that needs more attention. It is seriously a great read. If I know teenager that likes to read I buy them this book. 

YA Paranormal
5. Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins: This is a fun series. My sister and I recommend it a lot. 

Urban Fantasy
6. Mercy Thompson Series Patricia Briggs: My sister Emily introduced me to this series a couple years ago and I loved it. 
7. Written in Red by Anne Bishop: The world building in this book was amazing. I highly recommend it. 

8. Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson: I'm not a hug fantasy reader but I do venture into this genre every once in awhile. My dad and sister recommended this series. I recommend this book to reluctant fantasy readers all the time. 
9. The Green Rider by Kristen Britain: Another great fantasy series. The only problem with this one is that Kristen Britain writes slow. So if you have a hard time waiting for the next book. I recommend to wait until she is done with the series because she has some crazy cliff hangers that will drive you crazy.

Non Fiction

10. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand: If you like stories of survival and WWII this book is perfect for you. If you haven't already read it:) The movie was okay but the book was definitely 5 stars.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Recently Added to ourTBR List
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Jeni's Picks: I host a book club for girls 8-12 so many of my recently TBR are middle grades. 

Emily's Picks 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 
2015 Releases We Meant to Read but didn't
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Jeni's Picks:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas:
I didn't love her other series so I've been reluctant to start this one. 


The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand: 
I went to a book signing event where Cynthia Hand talked about this book that would be coming out soon. I was all for reading it when it came out but somehow forgot about it. 

I was Here by Gayle Forman: 
She is a fun author to meet in person. I have loved her other books. I'm not exactly sure why I haven't read this one. I guess I haven't' been in the mood. I'm sure when I pick it up it will be one of those books where I think "I should've read this forever ago". 


The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson:
This one I didn't read because I decided to wait until the third book comes out. 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: 
I really wanted to read this book but my niece warned me I would hate it. She knows me well so I put it back on the shelf.  

 Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver: 
Another book that I bought and even went to the book signing and then my sister hated it. So I've put off reading it.  

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: 
Right before I went to buy this book my friend put up a review about how much she disliked it. So I picked out a different book instead. 

Crenshaw by Katerine Applegate:
My younger book club loved the One and Only Ivan. I bought this book and my mom mentioned she wanted to read it so I let her borrow it. I just forgot she had it:)


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: 
I need to read this book. 

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab:
Another book I just need to read.  

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 
Books we resolve to finish in 2016
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 Jeni's Picks: I'm horrible about finishing series. So my resolution is to finish what I started. 
1. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I absolutely loved Shadow and Bone and had planned on finishing the series but I keep putting it off. 

2. The Pledge Trilogy by Kimberly Derting: Another series that I just read the first book of. I'm pretty sure I'll have to read the first book again because its been four years. 

3. Firelight Trilogy by Sophie Jordan. I read books one and two. I don't know why I haven't read the third one yet. 

4. Throne of Glass Quartet by Sarah J. Maas: I really didn't like the first book in this series. But my friends all loved it and beg me to give it another chance.

5. Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh M. O'Brien: I loved the first two books. I think the reason I didn't finish this series is because of the fear of hating the last book. But I am determined to give it a go this year. 

6. The Forbidden Sea Duet by Sheila A. Nielson: I really need to read the sequel The Shadow Sea. 

7. The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson: Kiss of Deception was one of my favorite reads last year. I bought the second book but I'm waiting to read it so I can read all three one after the other:) 

8. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: Another series that is ending this year. I still need to read book three but I'm again waiting for the last book to come out. 

9. Paranormalcy Trilogy by Kiersten White: I've read the first two but forgot to read the last one. Hopefully it isn't a horrible ending. 

10. Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth: I haven't read the final book because someone accidentally mentioned what happened. So I've put off reading it. But I'm promising to finish it this year. 

Emily Picks

Considering I keep adding to my TO READ LIST...

1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

2. Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton. For someone who wears their emotions on their sleeve, I hope this book will be a good read.

3. Teasing Secrets from The Dead by Emily Craig.  I love reading crime books, history books etc, so this is next on my list.

4. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop.  This series is like a slow burn.  I enjoyed the first book and am taking my time with the second. 

5. Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

6. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill.  I started this book clear back in March.  It's waiting to be finished.

7. All The Light We Cannot See by Antony Doerr.  I have had this book waiting for a while.  I guess it's about time to take a crack at it.

8. Cinder by Marissa Meyer.  This book scares me just a little.  I have an aversion to anything Sci-fi, and this is Sci-fi and a fairy tale retelling.  Does it actually work?  Remains to be seen.  I'll give it a shot this year.

9. Reboot by Amy Tintera.  This is another book I started a while back  but didn't finish. 

10. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes.  I figure I liked the Hunger Games and the Maze Runner, and every other book like those in between, so I would give this book a go.