Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday Books We love to Recommend
brought to you by: the broke and the bookish
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.