Top Ten Authors I Need To Read More From

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists.

This week’s topic is “top ten authors I’ve only read one book from but NEED to read more.” This was pretty difficult to compile; usually, I stick with reading my favourite authors, and when I discover an author that I adore, I tend to seek out all the rest of their books.

1. Marissa Meyer
I’ve only read Cinder, but have heard so many good things about the rest of the Lunar Chronicles that I should probably get on reading them!

2. Lauren Myracle
While I wasn’t a huge fan of The Infinite Moment of Us, I’ve been told that her Winnie Years series is definitely worth reading.

3. Laurie Halse Anderson
I liked The Impossible Knife of Memory, but have yet to read her other books… despite having been given them as recommendations SO many times.

4. Sarra Manning
I gushed over Adorkable for so long, but still haven’t picked up another one of Manning’s books. I think it’s because I honestly have no idea where to start, but I’m hopefully going to remedy this soon!

5. Jandy Nelson
The Sky is Everywhere is a book that’s quite dear to me, so now that I’ll Give You the Sun has finally been released, it’s definitely going to be given the opportunity to break my heart.

6. Ruta Sepetys
I finally got around to reading Out of the Easy this year, and it was just as amazing as everyone saidBetween Shades of Grey is on my wishlist, so hopefully I’ll give it a read sometime soon!

7. Cat Winters
In the Shadow of Blackbirds was deliciously creepy and atmospheric – the kind of book that I’d love to read more of. The Cure for Dreaming is definitely on my need-to-read list… if only October weren’t so far away!

8. Barry Lyga
I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t finished reading his Jasper Dent series – especially given how much I enjoyed I Hunt Killers. I’ve been delaying watching season two of Hannibal (it’s far too creepy to watch alone!) so binge reading the rest of the series may just be my next priority.

9. Brenna Yovanoff
Her stories in The Curiosities were so creepy yet enthralling, so I’d love to see what a complete novel by her would be like!

10. Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus is one of my absolute favourite books, so I’m desperately waiting for Morgenstern to release another. Preferably soon and about the circus, but I’d be fine with anything, really.

Which authors do you NEED to read more from? Leave me a list or a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post in the comments below.

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Friday Finds (September 5)

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Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading, where you discuss books that you’ve discovered and added to your to-read list over the course of the week. These books don’t have to be ones that you’ve purchased – they can be books that you’ve borrowed, found online, heard about from a friend, etc.

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about one of these books, click on the picture and you’ll be taken to its Goodreads page.

What books did you find this Friday? Leave me a list or a link to your Friday Finds post in the comments below.

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This Month in Books: September 2014

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September is here, which means that fall is finally upon us! I personally cannot wait to curl up in my coziest sweater with hot chocolate and many of these new releases (but most importantly, Heir of Fire). As always, if you’re interested in one of the books, click on its cover image to be taken to its Goodreads page.

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September 16

September 23

September 30

Which new releases are you most looking forward to reading this month?
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Friday Finds (August 22)

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Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading, where you discuss books that you’ve discovered and added to your to-read list over the course of the week. These books don’t have to be ones that you’ve purchased – they can be books that you’ve borrowed, found online, heard about from a friend, etc.

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about one of these books, click on the picture and you’ll be taken to its Goodreads page.

What books did you find this Friday? Leave me a list or a link to your Friday Finds post in the comments below.

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Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists.

This week’s topic is “top ten books I’m not sure I want to read.” Given that my to-read list is incredibly long, there are a lot of books on it that I’m hesitant about reading — some because of the hype surrounding them, others because of a lot of early negative reviews.

1. The One by Kiera Cass
This is a series that I feel rather impartial to. The first two books were nothing special, but made for quick (somewhat) entertaining reads. I really didn’t like The Elite though, with America’s waffling back and forth between Aspen and Maxon comprising the entire book, so I’m not sure if it’s worth reading The One just to see who she ends up with.

2. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
The first three books in this series were fairly enjoyable, but books four and five were such a chore to get through. I also don’t really remember much of what happened and have very little motivation to re-read the series, so I’m not sure if I’m going to get around to giving this one a try.

3. The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
Given how much I loved Stolen: A Letter to My Captor, I was ridiculously excited that Lucy Christopher was finally releasing another book. Unfortunately, a lot of less-than-stellar reviews from trusted bloggers and friends have made me reconsider giving this one a read.

4. The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery
I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t actually read this one yet. Everyone seems to love it and all of my friends have given it 5 stars on Goodreads, so I’m somewhat worried that I’ll be the black sheep that doesn’t enjoy it quite as much.

5. On the Fence by Kasie West
I’ve seen a lot of lukewarm reviews for On the Fence, so I’m afraid that reading it will give me cause to remove Kasie West from my “auto-read” list… which would be quite a shame, since I loved all of her other books.

6. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
After learning that this is a packaged book by Full Fathom Five, I’m incredibly iffy about whether or not I want to read it. The plethora of mixed reviews that I’ve read probably don’t help too much, either.

7. The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupceo
I can handle horror movies fairly well, but this reminds me so much of The Ring that I feel I’ll be sleeping with the lights on for quite some time afterwards.

8. The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard
I attempted to read the Pretty Little Liars series and just couldn’t get into it, and I quit reading The Lying Game series pretty early on as well, so I’m not entirely certain that Sara Shepard’s writing is for me.

9. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith / J.K. Rowling
I haven’t read a proper mystery novel in quite some time, but I’m wary about picking this one up. I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Casual Vacancy so I’m afraid that reading this will lessen my love for her writing in some way.

10. Four by Veronica Roth
I haven’t had much success with novellas, aside from The Assassin’s Blade collection. They often don’t add much to the story or lessen my affection for certain characters (like The Bane Chronicles did), so I’m not too sure if I should give this one a read…

Which books are you hesitant about reading? Leave me a list or a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post in the comments below. 3

The Made in Canada Challenge

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Despite being a proud Canadian, the number of Canadian books I have read (both in terms of author and setting) are few and far between. In fact, despite compiling this list almost a year ago, I am ashamed to admit that I’ve only read one of the books that I marked as “have yet to read.”

As a result, I’ve decided to challenge myself to read more books by fellow Canadians since it’s always lovely to read books that take place in familiar settings. I’ll be linking up my progress on this page as I go along, in case you’re interested in giving some of these books a read as well!

If you’d like to participate along with me or provide me with recommendations, that would be wonderful! After all, the more exposure that these lovely authors are getting, the better! 🙂

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This Month In Books: August 2014

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I can’t believe it’s August already! This summer just flew by, but thankfully there’s still a bit of time to curl up on the beach with one of these new releases. As always, if you’re interested in one of the books, click on its cover image to be taken to its Goodreads page.

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August 14

 

August 19

August 26

Which new releases are you most looking forward to reading this month?
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Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists.

This week’s topic is “top ten authors I own the most books from.” Thanks to Goodreads, this was actually quite easy to compile! It’s also interesting how my most-read authors according to Goodreads stats are authors whose books I don’t actually own (but are on my wishlist!); I suppose I should remedy that at some point!

1. Dr. Seuss –> practically ALL of his books (20+)

2. J.K. Rowling –> Harry Potter series + all the companion novels (10)

3. Harlan Coben –> a good portion of his Myron Bolitar series + The Woods (8)

4. C.S. Lewis –> Chronicles of Narnia (7)

5. John Green –> Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, The Fault in Our Stars (x2) + Will Grayson, Will Grayson (6)

6. Cornelia Funke –> Inkheart series + The Thief Lord + Dragon Rider (5)

7. Stephanie Meyer –> Twilight series (4)

8. Meg Cabot –> The Princess Diaries series (4)

9. J.R.R. Tolkien –> Lord of the Rings trilogy + The Hobbit (4)

10. Madeleine L’Engle –> the Time Quartet (4)

Who are some of your most-owned authors? Leave me a list or a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post in the comments below. 3

Friday Finds (July 25)

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Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading, where you discuss books that you’ve discovered and added to your to-read list over the course of the week. These books don’t have to be ones that you’ve purchased – they can be books that you’ve borrowed, found online, heard about from a friend, etc.

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about one of these books, click on the picture and you’ll be taken to its Goodreads page.

What books did you find this Friday? Leave me a list or a link to your Friday Finds post in the comments below.

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Friday Finds (July 18)

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Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading, where you discuss books that you’ve discovered and added to your to-read list over the course of the week. These books don’t have to be ones that you’ve purchased – they can be books that you’ve borrowed, found online, heard about from a friend, etc.

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about one of these books, click on the picture and you’ll be taken to its Goodreads page.

What books did you find this Friday? Leave me a list or a link to your Friday Finds post in the comments below.

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