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

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

This week is new-to-me authors I read in 2014. Well looking at my Good reads list. I found that I have not read THAT many new authors this year. Of the new authors I have read I’ve only read one of their books so it is kind of hard to say they are a “favourite”…..but I will give it my best shot.

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Top Ten Eight New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014: (no particular order)

1. R.J. Palacio: Her debut book Wonder was absolutely fabulous. It was middle grade but I know MANY adults who have also loved this book. It was very moving and I recommend EVERYONE check it out! =)

2. Jojo Moyes: I read her book Me Before You  on Valentines day, although not really a “Valentines” read it was such a great book, not your typical chick-lit. I’ve only read this book by her, but have added many of her other books to my TBR.

3. Daphne du Maurier: I just finished reading Rebecca and it has been added to my favourite classics list. I look forward to reading more books by her.

4. Graeme Simsion: I have read both of this author’s fiction books this year The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, and loved them both. I actually think I liked The Rosie Effect the best. You can check out my short review of it HERE.

5. Anthony Doerr: I’ve only read All the Light We Cannot See but it one of the best books I have read this year so he had to make my list. I don’t think I know anyone who has read this book and disliked it.

6. Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go has been on my TBR for a LONG time, not to mention I owned it, and I FINALLY got around to reading it this year. The story was so captivating! I have added The Remains of the Day to my TBR and hope to get to it this coming year.

7. Neal Shusterman: Someone recommended me Unwind in a challenge group so I decided to pick it up and was NOT disappointed. I haven’t got back into this unique dystopian world yet, but I definitely want to. Looks like it will be a great YA series.

8. V.E Schwab or Victoria Schwab: Vicious is the only hardback book I bought last year AND paid full price for. That is how excited I was to read it and our library didn’t have a copy. It was a great purchase though! I loved the book and look forward to her upcoming book A Darker Shade of Magic. I have never read her YA novels either, but I hear they are also quite good!

Well there you have it! What are some of your top new authors you read this year? I’m always looking for recommendations so please comment below and let me know!! =)

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I am Looking Forward to in 2015

It is Tuesday! Which means another list! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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Top 10 Books Released in 2015 That I’m Excited For:

1.Winter- Lunar Chronicles?? Need I say more?

2. A Darker Shade of Magic– Vicious was one of my favourite books I read this year, so I’m definitely looking forward to what else V.E Schwab writes.

3.Nightingale – Kristin Hannah is one of my favourite authors. I don’t even have to know what the book is about, as long as her name is on it, it automatically goes on to my TBR list!

4. The Heir –  I just marathoned the whole Selection series in October. It was a fun, quick read and I look forward to getting back into that world in 2015.

5. First Frost– I love me some contemporary with a splash of magical realism, and this author is the queen. I read Garden Spells by her a long time ago and look forward to this second book.

6. Sabotaged-Okay so technically this is book #5 in the series, and I have only read the first two…..but I REALLY liked them so I know I will enjoy this one too…once I eventually get to it!

7. The Remedy– In a world BEFORE the program! I’m currently reading this series right now. This is a 0.5 book, but its not a novella, says it should be about 320 pages so I will definitely read this one too!

8. An Uncertain Choice- This author writes great Historical Romances! I’ve read quite a few of her books.

9. A Love Like Ours- Contemporary Romance series, more companion novels than a series though. Same family, centers around different people in each book. I own the first two so you better believe I’m going to want the third book!

10. Lady Maybe- Another author that I see her name on a book and automatically it goes on my TBR. She writes awesome Historical Fiction as well!

 

Well I think that is it! What books are you most excited for in 2015? Are any of these on your list? Leave a comment I love to chat!

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR

Well I thought I would come by and do a quick post for Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme put on by the Broke and the Bookish. Not sure If I will participate every week but this week looked like fun! =)

 

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Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR (In NO particular order)

  1. The Count of Monte Cristo- by Alexandre Dumas: This is a BEAST of a book at a whopping 1,462 pages! I’m reading it for my F2F classics book club so I KNOW it will get read but it will probably take me all winter. I’m looking forward to it though!
  2. Shadow of the Wind- By Carlos Ruiz Zafon: Okay, seriously, I own this book and have been wanting to read it for a LONG time! I need to get this one off my TBR! I’ve heard it is an awesome book so not sure what is taking me so long….
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: J. K Rowling: I only started reading these books this year. I was really enjoying them but for some reason I stopped at book #5.
  4. If I Stay- by Gayle Forman: I enjoy YA every once in awhile and I heard this book and movie are good.
  5. Watership Down- by Richard Adams: Again, been on my TBR for awhile and would help with my TBR challenge on Goodreads.
  6. The Woman Who Stole My Life- by Marian Keyes: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway (my first) so I definitely want to get this one read soon!
  7. Magic Hour- by Kristin Hannah: Kristin Hannah is one of my favourite authors and I’m slowly making my way through all her books. She has a new one coming out in the new year but I don’t think I can wait that long! =)
  8. In the Afterlight- by Alexandra Bracken: I’ve been waiting for the conclusion to this series FOREVER! I might have it read before the winter though if it comes in from the library soon.
  9. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation– by Lauren Willig: I have renewed this book from the library SO many times! I just need to read it! I’ve heard this is a great Historical series but it is a pretty long won. I think there are about 11 books so far. I look forward to trying them out!
  10. Narrow Road to the Deep North: This book looks fantastic! Also it won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction (2014). I have definitely been wanting to read more of these.

And….just because I am horrible with lists and can’t keep it to just 10 I have a couple more books for IF I finish the ones above…

1. A Storm of Swords – by George R. R Martin: Yup, another big book, but I hear this is the best one in the series so I would really like to get it read before I forget everything that happens in the other books.

2. Meant to be Mine – by Becky Wade: Again, another book I own and haven’t read. I noticed going through my list I don’t have any quick contemporary romances so I needed to add this one. I’m a mood reader so this one might be perfect if that is what I am in the mood for.

3. My True Love Gave to Meby Various Authors: Looks like another quick read, Christmas themed, so would  be great to read in the winter.

That is what is on my Winter TBR, but I’ll be honest it is VERY likely to change! What is on yours??

Friday Reads/ Top 10 Books I have read in 2014

So, obviously from the name of this blog, you have figured out that I like to read. For my first book related post I thought it would be fun to do a Friday/weekend reads and a top 10 list. I know in the blogging community “Top 10 Tuesday” is pretty popular so maybe I will jump on that bandwagon at some point. =)

Hoping to make a dent in these books this weekend. #fridayreads

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These are the two books I hope to make a dent in this weekend. I’ve only just started the Jodi Picoult one, and I am 240 pages into Rebecca and enjoying it so far. =)

What are you reading this weekend?

Now for my list….

TOP TEN BOOKS I HAVE READ IN 2014 ( in no particular order)

  1. A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman
  2. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
  3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  5. Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  6. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  7. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  8. Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers
  9. Eyes Wide Open by Ted Dekker
  10. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

So there you have it! I’ve read 57  books so far this year, and these are my top 10. There is still some time left though maybe, just maybe, one of these will get bumped off the list. I doubt it though! =)

What are YOUR top books you have read in 2014??? I would love to know!