2014 was a fun year for Challenges. I managed to exceed my goals in all I participated in. One of the exciting things that came out of this years challenges, besides some awesome reads, was my new found obsession passion with audiobooks. A special thank you to the hosts; Ula @ Blog of Erised for hosting the Dystopian Read Challenge, Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf for hosting the Witches & Witchcraft challenge. Loupe @ Hot Listens for hosting the Audiobook Challenge and Sarah @ Workaday Reads for hosting the eBook challenge. See my 2014 year end challenge results..
It’s that time of year again, where I pull my hair out trying to select my top ten adult reads. As many of you know I read adult fiction in many genres, making my task incredibly difficult. Below is the list, I complied and you will notice all are not five cup of coffee reviews, but each book was memorable. 2014 was quite the year with favorite series ending and new to me author. I only scratched the surface of my TBR pile. Grab a cup of coffee, cocoa or tea and enjoy. You can click on any title to read my full review. Maybe you will find your next read….
So many good Young Adult reads for 2014. Choosing my favorites is like choosing my favorite flavor of coffee. I whittled my list, checked it twice and below are my top reads in this genre for 2014. You will notice I favor fantasy, dystopian and mystery in this particular genre. You can click on any title to read my full review. Grab a cup of peppermint coffee or tea and check out my favorites.
While I don’t read as many New Adult novels I did stumble across a few good ones this year. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie as you take a gander at my top ten New Adult reads for 2014. All titles are linked to my review. Enjoy and who knows maybe your next favorite read is listed below.
I am an advertiser’s wet dream. Seriously, I am. Stick a wreath on a book, add some snow and be it murder and mayhem or sweet romance I want it.*grabby hands* I will one-click my way through all of those magical covers. I cannot help myself it puts me in the mood. Genre doesn’t matter, although I will confess romances are sort of magical in holiday themed books. My heart gets all gooey, and I weep. Gads! Does this madness happen to you?
To spice things up on Wednesdays between “Waiting On” posts and reviews, I am going to share ”Recipe and a Book Recommendation.” Today I am sharing Banana Nut Bread and Die Again by Tess Gerritsen. She is one of my favorite crime, suspense thriller writers and I cannot wait to devour her latest Rizzoli and Isles book. They work as standalone and I hope you will check it out. Enjoy!
If you asked last year for my opinion of audio books I would have said, “They aren’t for me, and I cannot concentrate. Maybe if I had a long commute to work but I do not listen. I prefer to read.” Honestly I thought to myself why would I listen for 15 hours when I could read the gosh darn book in 4 hours. I will explain why later in this post.