Category: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I’m Excited to Read in 2012

Posted January 24, 2012 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 2 Comments

Top Ten Books I’m Excited to Read in 2012 

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic is a freebie week which means I can pick any top ten I want to do… or do a top ten that’s already been done that I missed out on. I’ve decided to my Top Ten on the books I’m anticipating the most this year (even though we’re already a few weeks into it!) I had trouble narrowing it down to 10, but here they are… in no particular order of course!

1. Chloe Neill – Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6)
Expected publication: August 7th 2012

2. Mira Grant – Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)
Expected publication: June 7th 2012

3. Justin Cronin – The Twelve (The Passage, #2) 
Expected publication: August 28th 2012 (No cover yet)

4. Mike Mullin – Ashen Winter (Ashfall, #2) 
Expected publication: October 8th 2012 (No cover yet)

5. Deborah Harkness – Shadow of the Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) 
Expected publication: July 10th 2012

6. Diana Gabaldon – Written In My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander, #8)
No expected publication, just by the end of 2012. No cover released either.
Expected publication: January 31st 2012

8. Holly Black – Black Heart (Curse Workers, #3)
Expected publication: April 3rd 2012

Expected publication: February 14th 2012

10. Karen Marie Moning – Iced (Fever World, #1)
Expected publication: October 30th 2012. No cover released yet



Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books/Series I Would Recommend to Non-Urban Fantasy Readers

Posted January 17, 2012 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 1 Comment

Top Ten Books/Series I Would Recommend to Non-Urban Fantasy Readers 

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic is ‘The Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To Someone Who Doesn’t Read *fill in the blank*’. A lot of people were writing about romance books and YA books but I decided to talk about my favorite genre: Urban Fantasy. 

The following books/series are favorites of mine and would be ones I would recommend if you’re new to Urban Fantasy or just simply looking for more Urban Fantasy (In no particular order!) I’m going to skip talking about WHY I would recommend these so I don’t come off sounding like some crazed fan-girl, so instead I’ve provided direct links to the full series on Goodreads so you can read about them yourself. 🙂

1. Ilona Andrews – Kate Daniels Series
2. Nicole Peeler – Jane True Series
3. Chloe Neill – Chicagoland Vampire Series
4. Diana Rowland – Kara Gillian Series
5. Darynda Jones – Charley Davidson Series
6. Karen Marie Moning – Fever Series
7. Holly Black – Curse Workers Series
8. Kelly Gay – Charlie Madigan Series
9. J.A. Saare – Rhiannon’s Law Series
10. Allyson James – Stormwalker Series



Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book

Posted January 10, 2012 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 4 Comments

Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book (including debut authors, authors who seem to have taken a vacation, or for those who read classics authors you wish would have written another book before they passed)

This will be my first Top Ten Tuesday post, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This weeks Top Ten really got me thinking… and now I REALLY want these authors to write more! (In no particular order)

1. Alice Borchardt
This unfortunately will never happen as Alice passed away in 2007. She was an amazing writer that I don’t believe was ever fully appreciated for her works as she ended up a bit overshadowed by her older sister Anne Rice.

2. Anne Rice
Speaking of Anne Rice… I miss her vampire novels, truly. She is one of my favorite authors and I was so upset when I heard that she was no longer writing in the same vein as she had been for so many years. I recently picked up her new book The Wolf Gift off Netgalley, which is about werewolves (which seems strangely reminiscent of her sisters writing…) but I’ll take what I can get, I suppose!

3. J.K. Rowling
I’ll bet this lady is going to end up on a lot of people’s Top Ten Tuesday posts because I know I can’t be the only one missing Harry Potter. 

4. Arthur Golden
I absolutely adored Memoirs of a Geisha and I can’t believe that’s basically his only published novel. I’d love to read more from him, definitely.

5. Dan Brown
I’m a huge fan of his Robert Langdon (Da Vinci Code) series. The Lost Symbol came out in 2009 and I haven’t heard of anything pending!

6. Joe Hill
Yes, I know we got Horns in 2010 but… again, I haven’t heard of anything pending! I know he’s been working with Gabriel Rodriguez on his Locke & Key graphic novels but I’d really love to get another full length-novel from him. Heart-Shaped Box is still one of my favorite books ever. 

7. Jeffery Deaver
I love Jefferey Deaver, his books never cease to shock me. His last novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series was published in 2010, and it’s a really great series. I know he’s been working on assorted other projects, like I think his most recent was the James Bond novel, but I’d love another installation in his Lincoln Rhyme series!

8. Michael Crichton
Unfortunately, another one that we can’t really expect more from as he passed away in 2008. Some people might argue with me about this since they are still technically publishing his writing with the help of some additional authors to ‘complete’ them, but it’s not the same to me.

9. Sarah Waters
I was blown away by her debut novel Tipping the Velvet and I just recently picked up Affinity and am slowly making my way through that one. I know I still have 3 others of hers to still read (Fingersmith, Little Stranger, and The Night Watch) but I haven’t heard of anything upcoming from her so I’m pacing myself so I don’t find myself without a Sarah Waters novel to read. 

10. Jesse Petersen
Last, but certainly not least, the author of one of my favorite zombie series. Eat, Slay, Love came out in 2011, but I’m impatient and really want more from her! I did catch one of her tweets recently where she was mentioning how she just came up with the idea for her next novel and she’s really excited about it. Me too, Jesse! But… you mean… you haven’t even started writing it yet?! *sigh*