Top Ten Tuesday – Eight Books I Would Recommend Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they pick a new topic.

These are the books that I would recommend just because they are some of my favorites.

  1. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  2. Hate List by Jennifer Brown
  3. Tell No One by Harlan Coben
  4. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  5. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  7. Room by Emma Donoghue
  8. Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts

Before I FallHate ListTell No OneThe Best of MeThe NotebookThe Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)RoomMidnight Bayou

Top Ten Tuesday – (Seven) Covers I Wish I Could Re-Design

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they pick a new topic.

This was difficult for me because usually I only pay attention to covers I like.  But here’s the ones I came up with.

Boring Covers

Fade Away (Myron Bolitar, #3)The Casual Vacancy

Misleading Covers

SummerlandThe Book of Broken Hearts

Just Weird Covers

Uglies (Uglies, #1)Before I FallHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

 

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VIII Ends 10/31/13

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(Images by Artists Jennifer Gordan and Roman Sirotin, used with permission.)

This challenge is hosted at Stainless Steel Droppings.

I’m a little late in posting this, but I managed to read four books for the challenge.

  1. September 8, 2013 – read Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – thriller
  2. October 3, 2013 – read Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – thriller
  3. October 12, 2013 – read Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez – paranormal
  4. October 14, 2013 – listened to Fade Away by Harlan Coben – mystery thriller

Weekly Recap – 09/30/13 to 10/06/13

I Read:

I had more time to read this past week and finished four books.  I read two other books also.  With Game of Thrones I am listening to the audio book and reading the eBook.  I hope to finish it this next week.

  • 9/30 – read/listened to 40 pages of Game of Thrones, read  15 pages of Rose Under Fire, read 120 pages of Book of Spells, and read 90 pages of Doctor Sleep
  • 10/1 – read/listened to 32 pages of Game of Thrones, read 107 pages of Rose Under Fire, and 43 pages of Doctor Sleep
  • 10/2 – read 300 pages of Doctor Sleep and finished last 55 pages of Rose Under Fire
  • 10/3 – read last 98 pages of Doctor Sleep and 78 pages of Save Me
  • 10/4 – read 74 pages of Save Me and read/listened to 88 pages of Game of Thrones
  • 10/5 – read 257 pages of Save Me
  • 10/6 – read/listened 80 pages of Fade Away and fnished last 200 pages of Save Me
  • Total pages for the week = 1740

Rose Under FireSave MeThe Book of Spells (Private #0.5)Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)

Fade Away (Myron Bolitar, #3)A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

From the Library:

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

 

  • I watched this series on Netflix and had to check out the book.  It came this week through the inter-loan system.

NetGalley:

None

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon Wrap Up

Hosted by Tressa’s Wishful Endings.  

I didn’t do as well as I thought I would.  Don’t get me wrong, I like Game of Thrones, but it is not one of those books you can just fly through.  Or at least I am not.  It wasn’t the best pick for a read-a-thon I guess, but I did manage to finish three books during this time and am part of the way through two more.

I finished three books and read, on average, about 70-80 pages a day for me.  That’s pretty low for me, but I have been busier at work the past couple of weeks which is where I was getting more reading done.  I have downloaded some audio books though.  I really enjoyed doing the read-a-thon and hope to enter more of them.

Updates

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Books currently reading: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Today’s finished books: Dark Places
Total finished books: 1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Monday, September 9, 2013

Books currently reading:   12 pages of Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Books currently reading: 12/24 pages of Game of Thrones
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Books currently reading: 40/64 pages of Game of Thrones read
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Books currently reading: 30/94 pages of Game of Thrones read
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Friday, September 13, 2013

Books currently reading: 14/108 pages of Game of Thrones read
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Books currently reading: 28 pages of If There Be Thorns
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Books currently reading: 29/57 pages of If There Be Thorns
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Monday, September 16, 2013

Books currently reading: 113/170 pages of If There Be Thorns
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Books currently reading: 70/240 pages of If There Be Thorns, 31/139 pages of Game of Thrones, 7 pages of Rose Under Fire
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Books currently reading: 132/372 pages of If There Be Thorns, 88/227 pages of Game of Thrones, 7 pages of Rose Under Fire, 7 pages of Deal Breaker
Today’s finished books:  If There Be Thorns
Total finished books:  2
Titles of finished books: Dark Places, If There Be Thorns

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Books currently reading:  48/275 pages of Game of Thrones, 2/9 pages of Rose Under Fire, 60/67 pages of Deal Breaker
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  2
Titles of finished books: Dark Places, If There Be Thorns

Friday, September 20, 2013

Books currently reading:  24/299 pages of Game of Thrones, 68/132 pages of Deal Breaker
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  2
Titles of finished books: Dark Places, If There Be Thorns

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Books currently reading:  57/356 pages of Game of Thrones, 132/264 pages of Deal Breaker, 14/23 pages of Rose Under Fire
Today’s finished books:  Deal Breaker
Total finished books:  3
Titles of finished books: Dark Places, If There Be Thorns, Deal Breaker

Weekly Recap – 09/16/13 to 09/22/13

I got a little more reading done this week but not as much as I had hoped for the Tackle Your TBR Pile Read-a-thon.  Game of Thrones is taking me longer than I expected.  I downloaded the audio book from my library and that is helping to get through it faster, plus I can listen to audio books at work.

I Read:

I finished If There Be Thorns by V. C. Andrews and Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben.  I am halfway through Game of Thrones and I started reading Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein.  I don’t usually read more than one book at a time, but it just happened that I would have my Kindle with me or the wrong book in my bag so I ended up reading four books at once.  I don’t know if this making me more productive or less though.

If There Be Thorns (Dollanganger, #3)Deal Breaker / Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #1-2)Rose Under FireA Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

From the Library:

I reserved Deal Breaker/Drop Shot by Harlan Coben at my library months ago and it finally came.  Of course when I went to pick it up though I browsed through the shelves and ended up getting a couple more books.  🙂  I got Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline and One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson.  I didn’t realize One Good Turn was part of a series until I got home and added it to my To Reads on Goodreads so now I’ll have to get the first one also.

Daddy's GirlOne Good Turn (Jackson Brodie Series #2)

NetGalley:

Only requested a couple this time and they are not due for release for awhile.

  • The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • In The Blood by Lisa Unger
  • Far From You by Tess Sharpe

 Posts from this past week:

Posted updates and my wrap up post for Tackle Your TBR Pile Read-a-thon  from Tressa’s Wishful Endings.

Posted the Top Ten Books on My 2013 Fall TBR List.

WWW Wednesday

And posted my Book Beginnings and Friday 56 for Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein.

Check out my review for The Archived by Victoria Schwab.