Top Ten New to Jorie Authors – 2013 Edition


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Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

(Thank you, Goodreads for the images)

(In most cases, I’d say I reacquainted myself with these authors in 2013.)

1.  Kiera Cass

Kiera Cass

2. Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber

3. Sandra Brown 

Sandra Brown

4. Libba Bray 

Libba Bray

5. Jude Deveraux

Jude Deveraux

6. Truman Capote

Truman Capote

7. Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris

8. Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

9. Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella

10. Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie

Top Ten Books on Jorie’s Winter TBR


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Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

(Thank you,  LibraryThing and Goodreads for the images)

(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

Top Ten New Releases Jorie’s Wants to Read


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top ten 2014 releases we’re dying to read

(Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images)

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. Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After 

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie…

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

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

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

Alienated (The Alienated Series, #1) by…

6. Kiera Cass’ The One

The One by Kiera Cass

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

Jorie’s Top Ten Creepiest Covers!


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Top Ten Creepiest Covers!

(Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images)

1.  Ray Bradbury’s Long After Midnight

2. Juan Trigos’ La Llorona  

La Llorona by Juan Trigos

3. Man, Myth, & Magic Encyclopedia 

Man, Myth and Magic Sets by Richard…

4. Stephen King’s Pet Cemetery 

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

5. Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

6. Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart  

7. Kay Hooper’s Blood Ties

Blood Ties: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit…

8. Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter 

9. Ira Levin’s The Stepford Wives 

10. Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby 

Jorie’s Top Ten Most Unusual Character Names


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Top Ten Character Names I Love or Top Ten Unusual Character Names

(Thank you, Wikipedia, LibraryThing, RapGenius, and Miss Alisa’s Place for the images)

1.  Katniss Everdeen/ Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games Trilogy 

Katniss Everdeen.jpg

2. Sookie Stackhouse/ Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Series 

Sookie (TB).jpg

3. Usnavys Rivera/ Alisa Valdes’ The Dirty Girls Social Club Series 

Francesca Escoto-Zavala, who will play Usnavys Rivera.

4. Auden West/ Sarah Dessen’s Along for the Ride 

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

5. Bellamy Lyston/ Sandra Brown’s Low Pressure 

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

6. Ellsworth M. Toohey/ Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead 

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7. Atticus Finch/ Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird 

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8. Ramfis Trujillo/ Mario Vargas Llosa’s The Feast of the Goat (an actual person as well)

9. Patria Mirabal/ Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies 

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10. Stanley Yelnats IV/ Louis Sachar’s Holes

Top Ten Books Jorie Was “Forced” to Read


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top ten books i was “forced” to read!

(These books were either read for class assignments or on the 1001 Books List once upon a time.)

(Thank you, LibraryThing, for the cover images!)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel…

The Blind Assassin: A Novel by Margaret…

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia…

Light in August (The Corrected Text) by…

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback Classics) by…