Another can’t-wait book: The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

How did I not know about this sooner? Elizabeth Wein, author of the beautiful, powerful Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire, has a new book coming out in May! The Pearl Thief centers on a main character from Code Name Verity at an earlier point in her life:

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When fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, she knows the lazy summer break she’d imagined won’t be exactly like she anticipated. And once she returns to her grandfather’s estate, a bit banged up but alive, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident. One of her family’s employees is missing, and he disappeared on the very same day she landed in the hospital.

Desperate to figure out what happened, she befriends Euan McEwen, the Scots Traveller boy who found her when she was injured, and his standoffish sister Ellen. As Julie grows closer to this family, she experiences some of the prejudices they’ve grown used to firsthand, a stark contrast to her own upbringing, and finds herself exploring thrilling new experiences that have nothing to do with a missing-person investigation.

Her memory of that day returns to her in pieces, and when a body is discovered, her new friends are caught in the crosshairs of long-held biases about Travellers. Julie must get to the bottom of the mystery in order to keep them from being framed for the crime.

In the prequel to Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity, this exhilarating coming-of-age story returns to a beloved character just before she learned to fly.

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Who else is excited???

Book Review: Silence Fallen

In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy’s bond with the pack and her mate is broken, she’ll learn what it truly means to be alone…

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe…

Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise…

It’s Mercy! It’s Adam! Need I say more?

I’m not sure why I even attempt to write reviews for the books in this series. Because really, all I basically want to say is:

I LOVE THIS SERIES! I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS! IT’S 100% CERTAIN THAT I WILL LOVE EVERY BOOK IN THIS SERIES.

What more do you need to know?

Okay, trying to calm myself now…

Silence Fallen is the 10th book in the amazing, wonderful, and highly addictive Mercy Thompson series, written by the incredibly talented (and fortunately for us, very prolific) Patricia Briggs.

Each book in the series builds upon those that came earlier. Over the course of the series, we’ve seen Mercy find her place in the werewolf pack, assert her own standing among the not-entirely-welcoming wolves, and discover more and more about her own powers and talents. Through it all, we’ve seen her relationship with Alpha werewolf Adam develop from irritating acquaintance to flirtatious ally to a deep and abiding love.

I love Mercy, by the way. In case that wasn’t clear. She’s strong, she’s a fighter, she speaks up for herself, she defends those who need protection, she’s a good and loyal friend… and yet she’s also a vulnerable woman who has had to deal with some majorly awful blows throughout her life.

In Silence Fallen, Mercy and Adam become separated early on due to a vicious kidnapping — and not only are they physically separated, but their psychic bond as mates seems to be broken too. THIS SUCKS. If you’ve read these books, you know about the power of the mating bond and the pack bonds. The idea of these being damaged is terrifying!

Patricia Briggs plays some interesting games with the story in this book. As the couple are apart for most of the story, their chapters are distinct as well — some from Mercy’s point of view, some from Adam’s. In addition, the timeline twists a little bit, with the chapters not necessarily describing events in the proper order. (Don’t worry, it all makes sense once you read it.)

Meanwhile, the settings include Milan and Prague, and Mercy and the gang end up dealing with a whole range of foes and allies, including nasty vampires, varied werewolf packs, witches, goblins, and a very old mystical being that I won’t say more about. (Read the book. You’ll see.)

My only teeny little complaint about Silence Fallen is that Mercy and Adam spend about 90% of it apart, and therefore we don’t get to see their amazing chemisty. Also as a result of the separation, we don’t get much of Mercy’s interactions with the pack — always entertaining — or the internal pack dynamics that add to the fantastic world-building of the series.

Listen, if you’re a Mercy fan, then you’re going to read Silence Fallen. And if you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Mercy yet, I strongly suggest dropping everything else and starting the series from the beginning.

One more thing about Silence Fallen, and I only mention this because I’ve already seen it hinted at in most other reviews I’ve seen so far: This book has an amazing (and pretty adorable) twist in it that just absolutely delighted me. I’m not saying anything else about it. But just know that it’s super fun and awesome and — if you’re a fan — you’ll love this little surprise.

Convinced yet? Go read some Mercy!!!

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The details:

Title: Silence Fallen
Author: Patricia Briggs
Publisher: Ace Books
Publication date: March 7, 2017
Length: 371 pages
Genre: Urban fantasy
Source: Purchased

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2016. I love this topic! I “met” so many authors this year for the first time. Here are my top 10:

Note: If you want to know more about any of the books mentioned here, click on the links to see my reviews.

1) Blake Crouch: I thought Dark Matter was amazing!

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2) Shirley Barrett: Author of Rush Oh!, a book that proves that reading about whaling in early 20th century Australia can be loads of fun!

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3) Seré Prince Halverson: All the Winters After was one of my favorite books of 2016.

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4) Fredrik Backman: I know, I know — A Man Called Ove got so much buzz this year… and I have to admit, it lives up to the hype!
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5) Christina Baker Kline: I finally read Orphan Train with my book group, and thought it was wonderful. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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6) Amy Stewart: Girl Waits With Gun was one of my favorites this year, and I can’t wait to read the sequel, Lady Cop Makes Trouble.

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7) Sally Hepworth: The Things We Keep was such a sad but lovely book. I have the author’s previous novel, The Secrets of Midwives, on my TBR, so that’s one that I’ll need to make a priority in the new year.

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8) Amy Schumer: Does Amy Schumer count? I’ve enjoyed her comedy for years, and had a blast with her book, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo.
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9) Sylvain Neuvel: I thought Sleeping Giants was so inventive! I can’t wait for the next book.
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10) Laura Barnett: The Versions of Us is a great take on the Sliding Doors style of storytelling. What if things went one way instead of the other? This book explores the different possible outcomes of a chance meeting and how people’s lives veer off into unexpected directions. Loved it.

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I can’t wait to see who I’ll meet in 2017!

Which authors did you discover in 2016? Please leave me your link!

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Shelf Control #46: The Hob’s Bargain

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Welcome to the newest weekly feature here at Bookshelf Fantasies… Shelf Control!

Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers.

Want to join in? See the guidelines and linky at the bottom of the post, and jump on board! Let’s take control of our shelves!

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My Shelf Control pick this week is:

Hob's BargainTitle: The Hob’s Bargain
Author: Patricia Briggs
Published: 2001
Length: 281 pages

What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):

Beauty and The Beast

Hated and feared, magic was banished from the land. But now, freed from the spells of the wicked bloodmages, magic—both good and evil—returns. And Aren of Fallbrook feels her own power of sight strengthen and grow…

Overcome by visions of mayhem and murder, Aren vows to save her village from the ruthless raiders who have descended upon it—and killed her family. With the return of wildlings to the hills and forests, she strikes a bargain with the Hob, a magical, human-like creature imbued with the power of the mountains. But the Hob is the last of his kind. And he will exact a heavy price to defend the village—a price Aren herself must pay…

How I got it:

I bought it!

When I got it:

A few years ago, after discovering this author’s amazing urban fantasy books.

Why I want to read it:

I love the Mercy Thompson books more than words can say (although I keep trying…). I’ve read all of the books in the series and in the related Alpha & Omega series, but I’ve never read any of Patricia Briggs’s earlier fantasy works. She’s such an amazing writer that I’m more than willing to give this book a try. After all, the next Mercy book is still months away, and I need something to keep me busy!

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Want to participate in Shelf Control? Here’s how:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link below!
  • And if you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and have fun!


For more on why I’ve started Shelf Control, check out my introductory post here, or read all about my out-of-control book inventory, here.

And if you’d like to post a Shelf Control button on your own blog, here’s an image to download (with my gratitude, of course!):

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2015. What fun! I “met” so many authors this year for the first time. Here are my top 10:

Note: If you want to know more about any of the books mentioned here, click on the links to see my reviews.

1) Cat Winters: I read two Cat Winters books this year — an adult novel, The Uninvited, and a YA novel, The Cure for Dreaming. Both were amazing.

 

2) Dana Stabenow: On a whim, I started listening to the audiobooks of Dana Stabenow’s Kate Shugak mystery series. I’d always heard good things, and a big plus for me is the Alaska setting. I’m now on my 4th in the series, and it’s so consistently terrific. (Review of book #1, here.)

3) Emily St. John Mandel: I read Station Eleven early in the year, and loved it.

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4) Jacqueline Winspear: Another audio discovery! I’d been hearing about the Maisie Dobbs series for a while now, and finally decided to give the first book a try. Well worth it.

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5) Benjamin Percy: The Dead Lands was one of the most disturbing things I read all year… and yet, I’m looking forward to reading more by this author.

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6) Winston Graham: Thank you, BBC and PBS, for introducing me to the gorgeous world of Poldark. After watching the first couple of episodes, I just knew I had to read the books as well.

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7) Chris Pavone: I really enjoyed his sleek spy drama, The Expats, and look forward to reading The Accident in the near future.

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8) Elizabeth Gaskell: North and South has been on my to-read list for years, and thanks to my book group, I’ve finally read it!

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9) Jack London: Another classic! I can’t believe I never read any of Jack London’s novels before now — but I finally listened to the audiobook of The Call of the Wild, and thought it was great. I’d really like to read more of his books.

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10) Felicia Day: Is this cheating? I’ve loved Felicia Day as an actress and nerdy girl hero for a long time, but this year, I can add her to my author list as well! Her memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is such fun to read.
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I can’t wait to see who I’ll meet in 2016!

Which authors did you discover in 2015?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten authors on my auto-read list

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors On My Auto-Buy List. Since I’m trying to curtail the buying — but not the reading — I’ve played with the theme just a teeny bit.

We actually did this TTT topic back in February 2013, and if you’re interested, you can check out my list here. When I look back at my 2013 auto-buy list, I have to say that I’d still include 100% of the authors I included back then! In an effort not to repeat myself, my list today is going to be an ADDITIONAL ten authors whose works I want to read, pretty much no matter what.

Without further ado — here are the ten authors whose inspire a “gimme, gimme” feeling in me:

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Gimme all the books. Now.

  1. Patricia Briggs: Looking back at my 2013 list, I’m shocked that Patricia Briggs wasn’t on it yet. Perhaps I was still in the early stages of falling in love with her amazing urban fantasy worlds?
  2. Chris Bohjalian: I haven’t been let down yet, and I’m constantly impressed all over again by his ability to write in seemingly every genre. I still have several of his older books to catch up on, and I’m looking forward to it!
  3. Jojo Moyes: In the last couple of years, I’ve read 6 books by Jojo Moyes, and I’m planning to read many more.
  4. Deanna Raybourn: While I haven’t read the Lady Julia Grey series for which she’s so well-know, I have read and enjoyed two historical novels by this author, and plan to start her new Victorian mystery series in the next month or so.
  5. Lisa Genova: I thought Left Neglected was fascinating, and Inside the O’Briens was incredibly powerful. I still need to read Still Alice, and I’m sure wherever this author goes next will be equally interesting.
  6. Miranda Kenneally: Gotta admit, I’ve really loved each of the three YA novels I’ve read so far by Miranda Kenneally. I still have to read her earliest three, but this is an author I intend to keep following.
  7. Rainbow Rowell: I’ve loved all four of her books so far. More please!
  8. Nicole Peeler: Her Jane True series totally rocked! I really liked the first book in her Jinn & Juice series too, and hope there are more on the way.
  9. Joe Hill: He regularly scares the bejeezus out of me, but I love him anyway. I’ll read anything he writes.
  10. Bill Willingham: After the masterpiece that is Fables, I’m willing to bet that whatever comes next will be smashing.

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Do we have any auto-buy/auto-read authors in common? Share your links, please, and I’ll come check out your top 10!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten authors I’ve read the most books by…

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For the life of me, I could not come up with a title for this week’s TTT that didn’t end with a preposition. Sigh.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From. Last July, we did a similar topic (my post is here), focusing on the top ten authors whose books we own — but owning books doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve read them!

This topic was fun to work on, especially since I got to be an Excel geek for a bit. I exported my Goodreads books, sorted the books I’ve actually read, and then did a count by author. So my list is guaranteed to be 100% accurate because numbers.

For anyone who reads my blog from time to time, I don’t think you’ll find any major surprises, given which books and authors I tend to rave about.

My top SEVEN novelists are:

24 books:

Jim Butcher! That number surprised me — but I guess that’s what happens when you get hooked on a long, ongoing series like the Dresden Files books. And, I loved the Codex Alera series too. Kudos to Jim Butcher — top of my list!

22 books:

Charlaine Harris: Okay, it kind of makes me cringe to have these books so high on my list, but the numbers don’t lie! Here’s a case where I should have quit reading when I stopped enjoying a series, but instead kept going to see if it would have a great ending. (It didn’t.) Between the Sookie Stackhouse series and the Harper Connelly books (which I thought were pretty good), that adds up to a big heap of books that I’ve read.

19 books:

Diana Gabaldon: The 8 main books in the Outlander series, of course, plus the Lord John books, assorted collections and novellas, and the handy-dandy reference book, The Outlandish Companion.

Patricia Briggs: The Mercy Thompson series and Alpha & Omega series are so amazing. Can’t imagine ever getting tired of either one! Plus a few random graphic novel versions of her books, just for fun.

Stephen King: No explanation needed. I’m actually surprised this number isn’t higher, but then again, I have a whole bunch of his books still on my to-read shelf.

14 books:

Christopher Moore: This number will go up by one later this month, as soon as I get my hands on his upcoming new release, Secondhand Souls.

13 books:

Robin McKinley: Her fairy tale retellings set the bar for the genre, and her fantasy books are just stellar, especially my favorite, The Blue Sword.

That’s seven. From here, I have a bunch of authors at 11 books each — which, why not? Let’s list them too:

  • Joe Hill
  • Anne Rice
  • J. K. Rowling
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Alice Hoffman

But let’s not count these toward my top ten, because I want to wrap up my list with a slightly different focus…

My top THREE graphic novel authors are:

34 read (and it’ll be 35 once I can bring myself to read the final volume of Fables):

Bill Willingham: FABLES! Need I say more? Okay, Fables plus spin-off series Jack of Fables and Fairest, and a handful of terrific stand-alones too.

23 read:

Brian K. Vaughan: I adored Y: The Last Man and am just loving Saga. Runaways was pretty great too.

13 read:

Joss Whedon! Yes, the man can do anything — TV, Shakespeare, big-budget movies, and comic books. I’ve read 13, but I own bunches more. The ongoing Buffy comics are amazing, as are the Spike, Willow, and Angel & Faith editions. Add in the Serenity and Dollhouse comics too, and you’ll understand why my stack of to-be-read graphic novels is 80% Whedon-verse.

Do we have any favorite authors in common? Share your links, please, and I’ll come check out your top 10!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 All-Time Favorite Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten All-Time Favorite Authors. I had a really hard time narrowing it down, and changed my mind about half a dozen times, but finally decided to focus on living writers whose works I continue to read (and hope to keep reading for a long time to come).

Here we go:

1. Diana Gabaldon (like there was any doubt about this one!)

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2. Mary Doria Russell

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3. Stephen King

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4. Patricia Briggs

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5. Jim Butcher

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6. Susanna Kearsley

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7. Christopher Moore

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8. Neil Gaiman

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9. Bill Willingham

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10. J. K. Rowling

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I hate having to stop at just 10. This is just scratching the surface — and doesn’t even include some of the late greats, such as Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and J. R. R. Tolkien. Ah well, I suppose that’s a list for another day!

Looking forward to seeing everyone else’s lists this week.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014. What fun! I “met” so many authors this year for the first time. Here are the best of the bunch:

Note: If you want to know more about any of the books mentioned here, click on the links to see my reviews.

1) Erin Lindsay McCabe: One of my very favorite books of 2014 was Erin Lindsay McCabe’s debut novel I Shall Be Near To You. A simply stunning love story set during the Civil War, written with power, grace, and true emotion.

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2) Liane Moriarty: I’m thrilled to have discovered this talented Australian writer. In 2014, I read The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies, and absolutely want to read more.

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3) Jamie Ford: I finally read Jamie Ford’s break-out bestseller, The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and loved it. I’m really looking forward to reading Songs of Willow Frost in the coming months.

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4) Andy Weir: The Martian was one of my biggest surprises this year! I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did.

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5) M. R. Carey: Just when I thought the topic of zombies was completely played out, along came The Girl With All The Gifts!

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6) Patricia C. Wrede: Thanks to reading with my son, I finally caught up with this children’s author who excels at magical world-building! I enjoyed her Frontier Magic trilogy, and I’m currently 3/4 of the way through her Enchanted Forest Chronicles. I’m looking forward to reading more by this author, especially Sorcery & Cecilia, which people have been recommending to me for years.

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7) Mur Lafferty: If you like your paranormal fiction on the light and snarky side, then check out Mur Lafferty’s two very funny books, The Shambling Guide to New York City and The Ghost Train to New Orleans. The conceit wears a tiny bit thin by the second book, but I still had a lot of fun with both.

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8) Andrew Smith: Grasshopper Jungle was one of the weirdest books I read in 2014 — and I loved it. I haven’t read anything else by this author yet, but I intend to.

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9) Alexander McCall Smith: Okay, here I’m extremely late to the party — but I finally read The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and thought it was terrific! I picked up a stack of books from the series at a used book sale this fall, and I look forward to reading these on and off during the coming year.

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10) Nomi Eve: Henna House is moving and lovely, and I’m looking forward to reading it again when my book club reads it in 2015.

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I can’t wait to see who I’ll meet in 2015!

Which authors did you discover in 2014?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My TBR List for Fall 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is the top ten books on our fall to-be-read lists.

Only ten? My TBR list is ridiculously long. My goal this fall is to catch up on books I’ve been meaning to read for ages now, so some of these are probably on the older side. Here are the top 10 books I want to bump to the head of the line this fall:

1 & 2) Two by Stephen King: Mr. Mercedes (released this past June) and Revival (coming in November.

3 & 4) Two by Jojo Moyes: Me Before You and The Ship of Brides

5) What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

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6) The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff

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7) Some graphic novel/comic catch-up is needed. I’d like to make sure to devote time to at least one of these two series:

  • The Unwritten series by Mike Carey
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 9 by Joss Whedon et. al.

8) Horns by Joe Hill. Perfect for Halloween, and a must-read before the movie version is released. Plus, Horns is the October pick for Fields & Fantasies Book Club!

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9) The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

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10) At least one of three possible non-fiction books — because I almost never read non-fiction, and I really should branch out. (Plus, I’ve had these on my shelf forever, it seems):

  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Oh, no! I finished my list of 10 (and then some), and realized I left one off that I’m definitely planning to read:

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So I guess this makes this a top 10+ list!

What books are you most looking forward to reading this fall?

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