I think I’m not supposed to comment about the challenges on the sticky thread, so I’m commenting here.
Kelly: Just starting the Outlander series? You’re going to love it!! As you can see from my list I am on the 6th book. Maybe we can read some of the books we both chose at the same time (The Da Vinci Code, Pillars of the Earth, Water for Elephants) so we can talk about them, since we are both on here a fair bit.
Laura: Very interesting list. I’m going to look up a lot of your books. I haven’t heard of a lot of them, which I like because it gives me lots of ideas!!
CarrieJo78: We have a couple of crossovers too. I have heard that Dan Brown’s newest is supposed to be his best yet! But I’m going to hold off on reading it until it is cheaper, so it’s not on my current list. Definitely want to read it, though. I see you have some Shopaholic books. I loved them. I own the first three. Great light books! I loved Second Glance as well. You’ll have to let me know what you think.
I'm looking forward to some great reading this year!!
Glad you started this thread!
I haven't quite started any of my challenge books yet, besides Pillars, and I haven't picked it up in about a month.
I'm actually reading the 4th Sookie book right now because my SIL is on 3 and will need it back.
Would love to discuss them (the books we chose in common) with you!
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I want to read the Sookie books too but I have enough books of my own so I don't want to buy any new ones right now. My friend just got books 1-6 but she's a slow reader so maybe next year I can start putting them on my TBR list when I can borrow them from her.
They are pretty good, but my reading motivation is next to none lately. Even listening in audio hasn't been appealing to me. Just one of those slumps. Soon I'll be out of it and not be able to have enough time to read.
Love how you added a *Read* category on your space. Great idea, I snagged it!
Great lists so far everyone!
I agree, that's a great idea Laura! I added it too. I like the idea of both list and non-list books being included as well, so I took that idea from Kelly as well. So far from my list I've started "Not Wanted on the Voyage", and am working on "A Breath of Snow and Ashes," which I read while I do my son's last nursing session of the night (it's usually a long one). Off-list I'm on the third Mortal Instruments book.
Thanks! I needed to have a way to remember what I had read. LOL
Stephanie - I LOVE the Outlander series! I know she can get a bit wordy, but I love Jamie and Claire. Its going to be a long wait until the next book comes out. How is Mortal Instruments? I've looked at it several times, but haven't picked it up yet.
There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic. ~ The Thirteenth Tale
Stephanie, do you think the series is appropriate for a 13 yo? I bought her the first one for Christmas, because it had a statement about the book from S. Meyer on the cover. I figured I couldn't go wrong there, since we both loved the Twilight series. Then when I really looked at the back of the book (she was more than halfway through) I saw two statements, from other authors, saying it was "sexy." I asked DD if it was too sexy, and she said it wasn't, so ... your thoughts on a 13 yo reading the series are welcome, especially as you've finished 1 & 2.
Pianoman: Just saw your list. Very interesting, I haven't heard of a lot of those series. I will have to check them out. I got the first 6 House of Night books for Christmas, so I will look forward to reading those.
Re: Mortal Instruments - Kelly - As far as being for a 13-year-old, I think it's just fine. I haven't been reading it with that in mind, but I can't think of anything inappropriate off the top of my head, even if I think conservatively. In fact, I'd say Twilight had more borderline stuff than this one. So far, Twilight was definitely way more 'sexy'. Twilight is more of a romance told in a fantasy-vampire style story, whereas this is more of a fantasy book with a bit of romance in it. There is a little bit of violence in it, but definitely no worse than Twilight. So yup, I think you were safe in assuming that Stephenie's comment was a good indication. I will keep a 13-year-old in mind when as I read the rest, though, and let you know if I have any comments for you about it.
Laura - I am enjoying the series. I definitely got more into the story in the second book. I enjoyed the first, but I found it really picked up in the second and got me a lot more interested. I am about 1/4 of the way through the 3rd (last) book, so I'll let you know how I feel about it as a whole when I finish. Overall I'd say it's a worthwhile read. As far as the Outlander series - yeah, definitely gets pretty wordy, eh? But yeah, I HAVE to know what happens to the characters. The first book really hooks you, and the series just grabs you.