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


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top ten 2014 releases we’re dying to read

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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…

Top Ten Books Jorie Read In 2014


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Top Ten Books We Read In 2014

(Some of these books have been around for a while. However, it’ll be 2015 before I get to them.)

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1. Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park 

  Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

2. Ann Brashares’ My Name is Memory 

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

3. Michael Connelly’s The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller #6) 

The Gods of Guilt (Lincoln Lawyer) by…

4. Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

5. Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken…

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival,…

6. Katherine Howe’s Conversion 

  Conversion by Katherine Howe

7. J.A. Jance’s Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Series #1) 

 Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Mysteries) by J.…

8. Deborah Johnson’s The Secret of Magic 

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

9. David Platt’s Follow Me…

  Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live. by…

10. Veronica Roth’s Divergent (Divergent Series #1) 

 Divergent by Veronica Roth

Top Ten Books Jorie’s Looking Forward To In 2015


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Top Ten Books Daisy is Looking Forward to in 2015

(Some of these books have been around for a while. However, it’ll be 2015 before I get to them.)

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1. Sarah Addison Allen’s First Frost 

  First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

2.  Kiera Cass’ The Heir (The Selection #4) 

The Heir (The Selection Book 4) by Kiera…

3. Sarah Dessen’s Saint Anything

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

4. Claudia Gray’s A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by…

5. Kay Hooper’s A Deadly Web (Bishop Files)

A Deadly Web by Kay Hooper

6. J.A. Jance’s Cold Betrayal (Ali Reynolds Series) 

  Cold Betrayal by J. A. Jance

7. Jo Walton’s The Just City 

 The Just City by Jo Walton

8. Ken Liu’s The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty)

The Grace of Kings (Dandelion Dynasty) by…

9. John Milton’s Paradise Lost

  Paradise Lost by John Milton

10. Antonio Ruiz-Camacho’s Barefoot Dogs: Stories 

 Barefoot Dogs: Stories by Antonio…

TBRs – Isak Dineson’s Out of Africa


Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dineson | LibraryThing

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Top Ten Books That Made Jorie Cry


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Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry (originally done November 2010)

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1.   Alice Hoffman’s At Risk

At Risk

2. Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon 

Flowers for Algernon

3.  Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl

4. Stephen Chbozky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

5. Kim Edwards’ The Memory Keeper’s Daughter 

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

6. Mario Vargas Llosa’s The Feast of the Goat 

The Feast of the Goat

7. Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key  

Sarah's Key

8. Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go 

Never Let Me Go

9 . Jean Kwok’s Girl in Translation 

Girl in Translation

10. Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader 

The Reader

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