Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Reading Challenge Update

Today's post is a shorter one because I don't have much to tell today. I've done most of my TBR and challenge posts already. Maybe soon I'll post a complete and incomplete series list.

If you read my post a couple weeks ago on my 2015 TBR/Reading Challenge, you know I'm catching up on it. I'm getting ready to start The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) and then finish The Pledge trilogy afterwards. Once I finish those 3, I'm going on a series break and reading some standalones. I'm going to try to stay as close to my TBR as I can, but who knows. I'm reading the books on my TBR as well as a book club read when I can :) I'll post a wrap-up each month and again at the end of the year.

I enjoyed all the books I've read this year. I finished the Pledge by Kimberly Derting yesterday. It was great. I didn't want it to end. Maybe I like books too much, but that's not really possible, right? ;) I just enjoy getting away without physically leaving the house.

I'm still sticking to my 40 book goal. If I want to finish it, I'll be reading 4-6 books a month, depending on how many I read this month and next month, and how busy I am when school starts again in late August.

Next week I'll be posting 3-4 series reviews: Divergent, Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, and maybe The Pledge. I enjoyed reading all 4 series (well, the first 5 books in Bloodlines and the first book in The Pledge trilogy). The reviews for each book are on my Goodreads :)

Until next time, keep reading and enjoying the summer! I'll enjoy mine more if Mother Nature decides to let us have more than a couple sunny days...oh the joys of living in Tennessee :/

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

My Top 10 Most Owned Authors

Hello bookies :) Today's post is a list of my top 10 most owned authors. I haven't read a lot of the books on my bookshelves, but they will get read. I have a lot of ties (I will list them all), but once I get complete some more series (buying, not reading yet) I'll do an updated list. The numbers are current, they will increase when I complete series. Anyways, here are my top 10 most owned authors:

1.) LJ Smith (Vampire Diaries and the Secret Circle, neither are 100% complete)=16
2.) PC Cast and Kristin Cast (House of Night-I still have 3 to buy)=14
3.) Richelle Mead (entire Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series, plus a VA guide)=13
4.) Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, neither are complete)=12
5.) Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices, Mortal Instruments, and the Shadowhunters Guide, both series are complete)=10
6.) Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires, series is not complete yet)=9
7.) Melissa de la Cruz (most of the Blue Bloods books) and Karen Marie Moning (Fever series)=7 each

Here are where the ties begin...some series are complete:
Here are the authors tied for 9th with 6 apiece:
*Stephanie Meyer (Twilight series and The Host)
*Alyson Noel (The Immortals series)
*Bob Balaban (McGrowl series)
*Michael Grant (Gone series)
*Cidney Swanson (Ripple series)

Authors tied for 10th with 5 apiece:
*Nicholas Sparks
*Lauren Conrad (I need 1 book then I'm finished the Fame Game series)
*John Green
*Christopher Pike (Thirst series)
*Lauren Kate (Fallen series)
*Lauren Oliver (Delirium trilogy, Delirium stories, and Panic)

Here's a bonus list...authors with 4 apiece:
*Sarah Dessen
*James Patterson (first 4 Witch and Wizard books)
*Scott Westerfeld (I have Afterworlds and 1,3,4 of the Uglies series)
*Ann Brashares (I need the Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood)
*Deborah Gregory (Cheetah Girls series)
*Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures series)
*Veronica Roth (Divergent trilogy and Four)
*Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush, Hush series)
*Lois Lowry (The Giver quartet)

If anyone has any author recommendations, feel free to share. Refer to my previous post for my top 10 authors to read list...many of them are on this list as well. I'm reading the Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #4...if you like Vampire Academy, you'll love Bloodlines! It's an indirect continuation of Vampire Academy) :) I started this Monday afternoon and I plan on finishing and then starting Silver Shadows today/tonight. Until next time, keep reading fellow Bookies!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Top 10 Authors I Want To Read

I've been watching a ton of BookTube videos (mainly Katytastic, Bookables, PeruseProject, and PolandbananasBOOKS). I recommend all their channels for ideas, reviews, discussions, hauls, etc. I've watched a few videos like this and thought I'd write a post on the top 10 authors that I haven't read but really want to. There will actually be more than 10, but I'll number the top 10 and mention the rest. I have books from most of the authors on my list...I tend to buy books much faster than I can read them.

These aren't in any specific order:
1.) Jenny Han (I have her Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy)
2.) Scott Westerfeld (I have his Uglies series and Afterworlds)
3.) Lauren Conrad (I have her LA Candy and Fame Game series)
4.) Nicholas Sparks (I have a few of his books)
5.) Sarah Dessen (I have a few of her books)
6.) Rainbow Rowell (I have Eleanor and Park)
7.) Sara Shepard (I have a few Pretty Little Liars and Lying Game books)
8.) Rick Riordan
9.) Cassandra Clare (I have all the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices books)
10.) John Green (I have all his books except Let It Snow)

Other authors I want to read but aren't on the top 10:
*Stephen King (any suggestions on which to read first would be appreciated)
*Lauren Kate (I have the Fallen series)
*Lauren Oliver (I have the Delirium series and Panic)
*Gayle Forman (I have If I Stay and Where She Went)
*Marissa Meyer (I have Cinder)
*Ally Condie (I have Matched)
*Rachel Caine (I have most of the Morganville Vampires books)
*James Patterson (I have the first 4 Witch and Wizard books)
*Christopher Pike (I have the Thirst series)
*Michael Grant (I have the Gone series)
*Sherrilyn Kenyon (I really want to read the Chronicles of Nick-I have the first 5-and I just learned that there will be a total of 14 books in the series!) :)
*Alyson Noel (I have the Immortal series)

Those are all the authors I can think of right now. Before anyone asks, there is a fairly long list of authors I have read (That'll be among my next posts). My next posts (which will probably be today or tomorrow) will be authors I have read, most owned authors, favorite completed series, incomplete series, and standalones I like. I would love some suggestions for books by any of the authors on this list. As you can tell, I like a pretty good variety of books. My favorite genres are YA dystopian and YA Paranormal Romance. Check out my Goodreads for my favorite books and series. Until my next post, keep reading fellow bookies!

2015 TBR

Hello all :) It's been a while since I've posted anything new (I'm really bad at this blogging thing). Today's post is gonna be a book-related post, which is what most of my posts are going to be about. I have a huge book collection (and I do mean huge...I could run a library from my bedroom). I'll post my Goodreads profile below so anyone who wants to follow/friend me can :) My Goodreads goal is to read 40 books, and I'm totally behind. This post is going to be a 2015 reading list with books I have read this year and ones I plan on reading this year.

My Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/22355323-tess

Books I've read this year:
Nine Lives of Chloe King by Celia Thomson and Liz Braswell
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Four by Veronica Roth
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

I'm currently reading The Indigo Spell By Richelle Mead and I love it :) I recommend all the books I've read so far in 2015.

2015 TBR:
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Paper Towns by John Green
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Prettes by Scott Westerfeld
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Torment by Lauren Kate
Passion by Lauren Kate
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Fallen In Love by Lauren Kate
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Delirium Stories by Lauren Oliver