Archive for the ‘TBR’ Category


The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, by Kelly O’Connor McNees

Jen’s review makes me willing to give it a try! I’m generally very suspicious of authors borrowing other author’s persons or characters (anyone else fee like that’s cheating??), so I don’t promise to like it.

Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher    

Appears to be about a huge prison that was created to keep all the undesirables in, and everyone else out – but one guy wants to get out and one girl wants to get in. It came up on my Amazon “you viewed X, so you must like Y” – for once Amazon seems to be right!



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This week’s TBR list is brought to you by April , and my perusal of her blog of regarding her Top 100 YA Novels:

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan

I’m already reading this one – very YA, very easy read. I like the story thus far, though I could do without the language.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan

As you know, I’m a fan of all things superpowered.  I also wanted to see the movie that was out recently, but I missed it.

Graceling, by Kristin Cashore

It looks like it’s about a teenage girl who has a special ability – the ability to fight – which makes her the greatest warrior in the seven kingdoms at the ripe old age of 18-ish. I’m a fan of strong female characters. 🙂

Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater

A teenage girl falls in love with a good – wait for it – werewolf. It was inevitable subgenre, I suppose, and I’ll give it a try.

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I read your blogs and think, “Hmmm. I like that.” And then it comes to live here.


 Honey It’s All in the Shoes, by Phyllis Norton Hoffman

See the review that hooked me at http://thebookladysblog.com/2009/07/20/blog-tour-book-review-and-giveaway-honey-its-all-in-the-shoes-by-phyllis-norton-hoffman/  I wasn’t born a shoe lover, but it’s a passion that’s definitely developed…

The Creation of Eve, by Lynn Cullen

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley
PS: I realize there’s a way to embed the links, but I haven’t gotten around to looking it up. Anyone want to take pity on me and tell me how to make it pretty? XOXO.

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Mud, Muck and Dead Things, by Ann Granger

Recommended by Bina, http://ifyoucanreadthis.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/review-mud-muck-and-dead-things/#comment-469. If it’s any like Agatha Christie, I’m in!

Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

A greatly-appreciated recommendation from my ‘9 Fantasy Favorites’ post – thanks!

The Amulet of Samarkhand, by Jonathan Stroud

Another suggestion in response to my ‘9 Fantasy Favorites’ post. Thanks, Vishy!

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TBR – A new idea for me

After I hear about a book, I tend to read it as soon as I can get my hands on it.  I’m hoping this whole book-blogging thing will give me too many titles to keep up with!

The Morganville Vampires, Book 7 (and 8 and 9 when they are published), by Rachel Caine

I read and enjoyed the first six, but my library system doesn’t have the next one and the others haven’t been published yet. I’ll get there.

Next, by James Hynes

Review that interested me at  http://bermudaonion.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/review-next/#comment-25995 I’m not sure it’s my kind of book, but since it involves Ann Arbor I want to try it out!

Swoon at your own risk, by Sydney Salter

Review that got my attention at http://www.melaniesmusings.net/2010/03/swoon-at-your-own-risk-by-sydney-salter.html#disqus_thread What can I say – I’m a sucker for summer love.

Blood Feud, by Alyxandra Harvey

Loved the first one, want the second one (once it’s published), even though it’s apparently told from the perspective of one of Solange’s brothers, Logan, and his lady friend.

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