Friday, December 26, 2014

Books I plan to read in 2015 to clean off the shelves!

The Alphabet Title Challenge will help with 26 books... er 25 since I can't find a book that starts with X

A. Auralia's Colors by Jeffrey Overstreet (TBR)
B. Birth Marked by Caragh M. O'Brien (TBR 2011)
C. A Covent Garden Mystery by Ashley Gardner (TBR 2008)
D. Dhampir by Barb & JC Hendee (TBR)
E. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (TBR)
F. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (TBR)
G. Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair (TBR 2008)
H. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K.Jemisin (TBR 2011)
I. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (TBR 2011)
J. John's Story by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B Jenkins (TBR)
K. King's Property by Morgan Howell (TBR 2007)
L. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (TBR)
M. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (TBR 2009)
N. Norse Code by Greg Van Eekhout (TBR)
O. Out of Body by Stella Cameron (TBR 2010)
P. Plain Kate by Erin Bow (TBR 2010)
Q. Queen's Bastard by C.E. Murphy (TBR 2008) 
R. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan MCGuire (TBR 2010)
S. Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey (TBR 2010)
T. Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas (TBR 2009)
U. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (TBR 2011)
V. Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian (TBR 2009)
W. Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready (TBR)
Y. Your Scandalous Ways by Loretta Chase (TBR 2010) 
Z. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks (TBR 2012)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Currently Reading

Title: The Princes in the Tower
Author: Allison Weir
Genre: historical non-fiction
Hardcover or paperback: large paperback
Page #er: 304
TBR since 2011


Despite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V & his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, remain two of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. Did Richard III really kill "the Princes in the Tower," as is commonly believed, or was the murderer someone else entirely? Carefully examining every shred of contemporary evidence as well as dozens of modern accounts, English historian Alison Weir reconstructs the entire chain of events leading to the double murder. We're witnesses to the rivalry, ambition, intrigue & struggle for power that culminated in the imprisonment of the prince & the hushed-up murders that secured Richard's claim to the throne as Richard III. A masterpiece of historical research & a riveting story of conspiracy & deception, The Princes in the Tower at last provides a solution to this age-old puzzle.

Monday, July 14, 2014


Title: Silence (The Queen of the Dead #1)
Author:  Michelle Sagara West
Genre: Young adult
Hardcover or paperback: Hardcover
Page #er: 289
TBR since 2012

Ever since her boyfriend Nathan had died in a tragic accident, Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night.  During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was.  For Emma, life had stopped with Nathan’s death.  But tonight was different.  Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery.  There were two others there—Eric, who had just started at her school, and an ancient woman who looked as though she were made of rags.  And when they saw Emma there, the old woman reached out to her with a grip as chilling as death….

Emma was not quite like others teenagers. It was true that other girls had experienced grief.  Other girls had also lost their fathers, or had their boyfriends die in a senseless accident. But though she hadn’t known it till that night in the graveyard, unlike those other girls, she could see, touch, and speak with the dead.  In fact, Emma could draw upon the essence of the dead to work magic.  That was what Necromancers did. But Emma had no desire to be a Necromancer. She just wanted to help the ghosts who walked the streets of Toronto, unable to escape from the land of the living.  And that was just as well, because had she chosen the path of the Necromancer, Eric would have had to kill her.

Instead, Eric and his fellow Necromancer hunter Chase found themselves violating every rule they were sworn to follow, becoming part of Emma’s group, helping her to stand against those who preyed upon the dead.  But whether Emma and her friends could survive such a battle was anyone’s guess.  And whether Emma could learn to use the magic of the dead against her enemies without herself falling victim to the lure of such power remained to be seen.  Eric seemed to think she could, and her living friends would never abandon her.  But only time would tell what Emma’s true destiny was….

Thursday, July 10, 2014


What I want to buy or at least read in 2014

Archon by Sabrina Benulis

 Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore

 Damned by Nancy Holder &Debbie Vigue
Dearly Departed by Lia Habel

The Death Catchers by Jennifer Anne Kogler

 Death Watch by Ari Berk

The Girl who Never Was by Skylar Dorset

Eyes to See by Joseph Nassise

Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke

The Fox Inheritance by Mary Pearson

Fox & Phoenix by Beth Bernobich

The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Scored by Lauren McLaughlin

Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw

Skyship Academy by Nick James

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Theft of Swords by Michael Sullivan

The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

The Traitor's Daughter by Paula Brandon

The Vampire Stalker by Allison VanDiepen

Witchlanders by Lena Cokeley

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Books Read Thus Far in 2014


1. Sacrifice of Love by Quinn Lofts (5 out of 5 stars) - ebook 
2. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard (3 out of 5 stars) 
3. Flawless by Sara Shepard (4 out of 5 stars)
4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (4 out of 5 stars)
5. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (4 out of 5 stars) - Ebook
6. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (5 out of 5 stars) Re-read - on Keeper Shelf
7. Pivot Point by Kasie West (5 out of 5 stars) - Ebook
8. The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu (4 out of 5 stars) - Ebook
9. The Scourge by AG Henley - Ebook
10. The Returned by Jason Mott
11. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (4 out of 5 Stars)
12. Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (re-read) - On Keeper pile (Giving Away)
13. Perfect by Sara Shepard (3 out of 5 stars)
14. Unbelievable by Sara Shepard (4 out of 5 stars)
15. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard (4 out of 5 stars)
16. The Shape-Changer's Wife by Sharon Shinn (4 out of 5 stars) TBR
17. Silence (Queen of the Dead #1) by Michelle Sagara (4 out of 5 stars) TBR
18. The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson (4 out of 5 stars) TBR
19. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (5 out of 5 stars) TBR pile (2012)
20. Silence (Queen of the Dead #1) by Michelle Sagara (4 out of 5 stars) TBR pile
21. Thieving Forest by Martha Conway (3 out of 5 stars) Netgalley Arc
22. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl (4 out of 5 stars) Audiobook
23. 11/22/63 by Stephen King (3 out of 5 stars) Audiobook
24. Bossypants by Tina Fey (3 out of 5 stars) Audiobook
25. Tracy Tam's Santa Command by Krystalyn Drown (4 out of 5 stars) ARC
26. Wicked by Sara Shepard (4 out of 5 stars)
27. Killer by Sara Shepard (4 out of 5 stars)
28. Heartless by Sara Shepard (3 out of 5 stars)
29. Wanted by Sara Shepard (4 out of 5 stars)
30. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown (4 out of 5 stars) Library books
31. Changes (book 12) by Jim Butcher (4 out of 5 stars) Audiobook
32. Storm Front (book 1) by Jim Butcher (4 out of 5 stars) Audiobook
33. The Blemished (book 1) by Sarah Dalton (2 out of 5 stars) Ebook
34. Twisted by Sara Shepard (3 out of 5 stars) Library books
35. Fool Moon (book 2) by Jim Butcher (3 out of 5 stars) Audiobook
36. Turn Coat (book 10) by Jim Butcher (4 out of 5 stars) Audiobook
37. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (3 out of 5 stars) Library Books
38. Ruthless by Sara Shepard (2 out of 5 stars) Library books
39. Night House by Rachel Tofoya 
40. The Jewel by Amy Ewing
41. Stunning by Sara Shepard


42. So Long Insecurity group book and leader book by Beth Moore
43. The Counseling Practicum and Internship Manuel by Shannon Hodges
44. Recovering from the Losses of Life by Norman Wright (EXCELLENT BOOK)
45. Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst
46. The DBT for anxiety workbook
47. The DBT workbook
48. From Creation to the Cross by Albert Bayles
49. Issues and Ethics by Gerald Corey
50. Building The Bonds Of Attachment by Donald Hughes

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2013
1. Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot and Cold Climate Cultures by Sarah A Lanier
2. Sea of Trees by Robert James Russell (REVIEWED for Mask site)
3. Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop (Re-read)
4. Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand (Re-read)
5. Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop (Re-read)
6. Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop (Re-read)
7. The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop (re-read)
8. Alien Invasion of the Zombie Apocalypse by Ford Forkum (REVIEWED for Mask site)
9. Earth Angel by Ruth Ellen Parlour (REVIEWED for Mask site)
10. The Grimm Diaries Prequels vol. 1-6 by Cameron Jace
11. The Grimm Diaries Prequels vol. 7-10 by Cameron Jace
12. The Grimm Diaries vol. 11-14 by Cameron Jace
13. Mother of Wolves by Zoe Brooks (REVIEWED for mask site)
14. Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis
15. Blood Rites by Quinn Loftis
16. Just One Drop by Quinn Loftis
17. Out of the Dark by Quinn Loftis
18. Beyond the Veil by Quinn Loftis
19. Fate and Fury by Quinn Loftis
20. Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster (school)
21. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney (school)
22. Transforming Worldviews by Paul Hiebert (school)
23. Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
24. Living Sacrifice by Helen Rosevare
25. Traveling Light by Max Lucado
26. The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
27. Ember by Jessica Sorensen
28. Boundless by Cynthia Hand
29. Radiant by Cynthia Hand
30. Craving Perfect by Liz Fichera
31. Stargate SG-1 Transitions by Sabine Bauer
32. Eyes of the Seer by Peter Dawes (reviewed for Mask club)
33. Stargate Atlantis: Dead End by Chris Wraight
34. Born by Tara Brown
35. Slave by John MacArthur
36. Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey
37. A Simple Christianity by John MacArthur
38. Stargate Atlantis: Casualties of War by Elizabeth Christensen
39. The Lady Julia Grey Bundle by Deanne Raybourne
40. Death Dealer by Ashley Robertson
41. Gravity by Melissa West
42. Miniskirts, Mothers, and Muslims by Christine Mallouhi
43. External Forces by Deborah Rix (review netgalley)
44. The Quiet Room by Lori Schiller (school)
45. The Knight in Rusty Armor by Robert Fisher
46. Jim Butcher's Dresden Files graphic novel (Review Nexgalley)
47. The Princess who believed in Fairy Tales by Marcia Grad
48. The Dragon Slayer with a Heavy Heart by Marcia Powers
49. Storm Front by Jim Butcher (re-read)
50. Sacred Sex by Tony Evans (Netgalley)
51. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

Books Bought in 2013

Bought in 2013

*Read will be Bolded and if reviewed will be linked*
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
Where is God when it Hurts by Philip Yancey
Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman
Telling Lies by Paul Ekman
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices by Thomas Brooks
What Every Body is Saying by Joe Navarro
Spy the Lie by Philip Houston and others
Jesus Today by Sarah Young
Follow Me by David Platt
Gods at War by Kyle Idleman

Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift by Jennifer Ashley
The Devil's Delilah by Loretta Chase
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
Taking on the Dead by Annie Walls
All At Sea by Heather Wardell
Life, Love and a Polar Bear Tattoo by Heather Wardell
Lacrimosa by Christine Fonseca
Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones
Boundless by Cynthia Hand
Transforming Worldviews (SCHOOL)
Spiritual Disciplines (SCHOOL)
Celebration of Disciplines (SCHOOL)
Sea of Trees by Robert James Russell (Mask review)

Alien Invasion of the Zombie Apocalypse by Ford Forkum (Mask review)
The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop
Earth Angel (Mask review)
The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Honour and Glory by Nathaniel Burns
Blood Bound by Sharon Stevenson
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Fall of the Citizens by Eric Thomas
Hunger by Jackie Kessler
No One to Trust by Katie Reus
Danger Next Door by Katie Reus
Gravity by Melissa West
Geddy's Moon by John Mulhall
Deception by Stacy Clafin
Spirits in Bondage by CS Lewis
Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
The Complete Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
The Grim Diaries vol. 1-6 by Cameron Jace
The Grimm Diaries vol 7-10 by Cameron Jace
Talented by Sophie Davis
Gray Justice by Alan McDermott
Seven Point Eight by Marie Harbon
Mother of Wolves by Zoe Brooks (Mask Review)
The Grimm Diaries vol. 11-14 by Cameron Jace
Alice in Deadland by Mainak Dhar
The Iron Butterfly by Chandra Hahn
Ember by Jessica Sorensen
Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen
The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen
Cold Magic by Kate Elliot
Just One Drop by Quinn Loftis
Out of the Dark by Quinn Loftis
Beyond the Veil by Quinn Loftis
Fate and Fury by Quinn Loftis
Cold Fire by Kate Elliot
The Guardian of the Threshold by AA Volts
The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo
The Eyes of the Seer by Peter Dawes (Mask review)
Dust to Dust by Eden Crowne
The Dark Horde
The Testing Guide Joelle Charbonneau
The Blemished by Sarah Dalton
The Breeders by Katie French
Snow White Sorrow by Cameron Jace
Weather Witch by Shannon Delany
Becoming by Raine Thomas
Lark by Erica Cope
UnEnchanted by Chandra Hahn
Simmer by Kaitlyn Davis
Born by Tara Brown
SGA: Inheritors by Melissa Jo Scott
The Companions
The Godborn
Replica by Jenna Black
The Chronicles of Narina by CS Lewis (Complete set)
Death Dealer by Ashley Robertson
Born to Fight by Tara Brown
On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
Far in the Wilds by Deanna Raybourn
Wool-Part 1 by Hugh Howey
Open Minds by Susan Quinn
Club Shadowland by Cherise Sinclair
The Lord of the Rings trilogy extended bluray edition
The Hobbit
The Life of Pi
Go Goa Gone
Bol Bachchan