Top Ten Popular Authors Jorie Has Never Read


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top ten popular authors we’ve never read

(Thank you, Goodreads for the images)

1.  Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg

2. Anne Rice

Anne Rice

3.  Toni Morrison 

Toni Morrison

4. Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin

5. Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory

6. Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

7. Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman

8. David Weber

David Weber

9. George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin

10. Andy Weir

Andy Weir

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Top Ten Covers That Jorie Wishes She Could Redesign (Rewind)


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Top Ten Rewind

Top Ten Books That We Wish We Could Redesign 

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1.  Sarah Dessen’s That Summer

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

2. Anya Seton’s Katherine 

Katherine by Anya Seton

3.  Jayne Castle’s Ghost Hunter  

Ghost Hunter (Ghost Hunters, Book 3) by…

4. Jude Deveraux’s The Black Lyon 

5. Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary 

6. Leo Tolstoy’s  Anna Karenina 

7. Scott Westerfeld’s Pretties 

Pretties (The Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld

8. Richard Peck’s Princess Ashley 

PRINCESS ASHLEY (Laurel-Leaf Contemporary…

9. Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land

10. Apuleius’ The Golden Ass 

The Golden Ass (Oxford World's…

Top Ten Books That Made Jorie Swoon


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Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon

(Wow, this was kind of a rough challenge for me. I don’t swoon much so don’t be overly critical in your responses this time!…Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images)

1.  Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss 

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie…

2. Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility 

Sense and Sensibility (Arcturus Paperback…

3.  Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre 

Jane Eyre (Collector's Library) by…

4. Anya Seton’s Katherine

Katherine by Anya Seton

5. Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly…

6. Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk to Remember 

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

7. Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants 

Water for Elephants (Thorndike Paperback…

8. Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook and The Wedding (Calhoun Family Series) 

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks     The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

9. Ann Brashares’ Sisterhood Everlasting

Sisterhood Everlasting: A Novel (The…

10. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and Committed…

   

Top Ten Places Where Jorie Would Never Want to Live


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Top Ten Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In OR (since some of you might not read stuff with different worlds) Top Ten Characters I’d NEVER Want To Trade Places With

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1.  Panem – Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Series

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins   Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger…   Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger…

2. The Community – Lois Lowry’s The Giver 

The Giver by Lois Lowry

3.  Siberian Work Camps – Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray 

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

4. Seville, 1480 – Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book 

People of the book by Geraldine Brooks

5. Bon Temps – Charlaine Harris & Alan Ball’s True Blood Graphic Novel Series 

True Blood Volume 1: All Together Now by… True Blood, Vol. 2: Tainted Love by Marc…

6. Iran – Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis 

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

7. Seattle – Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies Series 

Uglies (The Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld    Pretties (The Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld   Specials (The Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld  Extras (Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld

8. Illéa – Kiera Cass’ The Selection Series 

The Selection by Kiera Cass     The Selection Stories: The Prince and the…    The Elite by Kiera Cass   The One by Kiera Cass

9. Dystopic England – Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go 

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

10. The Realms – Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle Series 

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray   Rebel Angels by Libba Bray  The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, Book 3) by…

Top Ten Things Jorie Wants More of In Books


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Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist (if you could make authors write about these things you would. Could be a specific type of character, an issue tackled, a time period, a certain plot, etc.) 

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1.  More Females in A Wicked History Series (Catherine de Medici, Lucrezia Borgia, etc)

Catherine the Great: Empress of Russia…   Cixi: Evil Empress of China? (Wicked…   Mary Tudor: Courageous Queen or Bloody Mary?…

2. More of alternate history such as Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher…

3.  Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray – Johanna’s view 

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

4. Fictional accounts of early New Orleans jazz

Jazz by Gary Giddins

5. Depression-era Texas

Rainwater by Sandra Brown

6. Twists on traditional viewpoints

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by…

7. Friendship & Support

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton    The Dirty Girls Social Club: A Novel by…

8. Oddball heroes/heroines

Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros     Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)…    The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende   The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by…

9. World War I fiction

House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe

10. Local Color!

Garden Spells (Random House Large Print) by…   Where There's Smoke by Sandra Brown

Jorie’s Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014


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Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014 

  1. Read 60 books
  2. Post reviews in a more timely fashion
  3. Create a more interactive, conversational atmosphere
  4. Host more raffles
  5. Post more regularly
  6. Find guest bloggers for when I’m on hiatus
  7. Read 4 of the 1001 Books
  8. Review more “lit flicks”
  9. Host polls
  10. Comment on others’ blogs

Top Ten Books on Jorie’s Winter TBR


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Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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(I featured some of these last week. Also, I’m working on wrapping up my Revisited Challenge.)

1.  Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake 

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

2. Michael Connelly’s The Gods of Guilt 

The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly

3. Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince

The Prince

4. The Confessions of Augustine of Hippo 

Confessions of Saint Augustine

5. Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories

6. Frederick Douglass’ Narrative of the Life Frederick Douglass, an American Slave 

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

7. Kay Hooper’s Hostage

Hostage (A Bishop/SCU Novel) by Kay Hooper

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

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her…

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. Kimberly McCreight’s Reconstructing Ameila

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight