Do You Like TBRs?


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Initially “Discovered @ the library,” these items caught my eye on the shelving cart, in the book drop, displayed, or advertised. In recent years, I took to listing these books that caught my eye on my TBR (To Be Read) page. When I more regularly posted, I shared one TBR per month. I typically posted a TBR on the first Monday of each month.

So, should I continue this feature on Jorie’s Reads? I look forward to hearing from my readers this week. I will extend special consideration to any response received before midnight on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

Since I saw many books I added to my TBR list during my hiatus, I will showcase several of these books during the week of June 06 – June 11.

This post is the first in the 2016 series on Jorie’s Reads:

0601 What Do You Like Series

Top Ten 2014 Releases Jorie Meant To Read But Didn’t


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Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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top ten 2014 releases we’re dying to read

(Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images)

1. Cary Elwes’ As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the…

2. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own…

3. Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina…

4. Kay Hooper’s Hostage

Hostage (A Bishop/SCU Novel) by Kay Hooper

5. Melissa Landers’ Alienated (Alienated Series #1) 

Alienated (The Alienated Series, #1) by…

6. Kimberly McCreight’s Reconstructing Ameila

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

7. Jo Nesbø’s The Son

The Son by Jo Nesbo

8. Matthew Quick’s The Good Luck of Right Now 

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

9. Jane Ridley’s The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the…

10. Allison Weir’s Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her…

Jorie’s Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015


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Jana’s Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015

(Thank you, Barbara Hoffert, for your article on April 2015 debuts.)

(Books can be seen and purchased in Jorie’s Store.)

1. Martine Bailey’s An Appetite for Violets

  An Appetite for Violets: A Novel

2. Brooke Davis’ Lost & Found

Lost & Found

3. Hermione Eyre’s Viper Wine 

Viper Wine: A Novel

4. Joel Fishbane’s The Thunder of Giants

The Thunder of Giants: A Novel

5. Angela Flournoy’s The Turner House 

The Turner House

6. Chris Harrison’s The Perfect Letter  

  The Perfect Letter: A Novel

7. Clifford Jackman’s The Winter Family 

 The Winter Family: A Novel

8. Shanna Mahin’s Oh! You Pretty Things 

Oh! You Pretty Things

9. Marian Palaia’s The Given World

  The Given World: A Novel

10. Rebecca Scherm’s Unbecoming

 Unbecoming: A Novel

A Confession Regarding A Certain Bloggerversary Challenge


Bloggerversary GiveawayPart of my self-imposed “Bloggerversary Challenge – 2014,” I committed myself to reading and reviewing four books selected by readers within the calendar year. Of the winners, I actually reviewed Mansfield Park and What I Loved. (You can even check out my reviews by clicking on the linked titles.

While I finished Out of Africa, I failed to even finish 1001 Nights. In honor of my upcoming Bloggerversary, I anticipate doing something to remedy this fact. Please stay tuned to this Bat Channel – ETA Monday, January 12, 2015.

 

 

Jorie’s Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2015


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our bookish goals for 2015

Jorie Resolves to:

  1. Post at least 5 times a week
  2. Share more reviews
  3. Respond to comments
  4. Participate in blog hops
  5. Establish and build a bookish meme
  6. Read & review something from a newish genre
  7. Build up Jorie’s Store @ Amazon
  8. Seek collaborative blogging efforts
  9. Whittle down the TBR shelf
  10. Blog ahead (viva the Blog Ahead Challenge!)

Fortune’s 20 favorite books of 2014


Books on display at the annual Paris Book Fair, March 14, 2008. Photograph by Charles Platiau — Reuters

A huge amount of appreciation goes to Ryan for tweeting this article from Fortune Editors. Personally, I think I’ve added 19 TBRs to my list. (One of their picks already made my TBR shelf!) Click on the link Fortune’s 20 favorite books of 2014 to view and read. How well did Fortune do? I look forward to your comments!