Top Ten Tuesday: Its My Birthday!

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 July 17: Favorite Novellas/Short Stories

This is a great idea for a list. I’m going to keep my selections to under 200 pages. I’m also going to try to limit the selection of books that are part of series to a minimum so that you don’t have to have read a ton of other books to know what is going on.

Ten short stories that I enjoyed.

  1. The Egg This is one of my absolute favorite stories by Andy Weir.  It is super short and available on his website if you want to check it out.
  2. Annie's Day Another short story by Andy Weir that is also available on his website.  This one has a great twist and is a bit longer.
  3. Spock Vs. Q (Star Trek: Spock Vs. Q, #1) If you are a Star Trek fan then I highly suggest you get your hands on this audiobook as it is so much fun!
  4. Dead Trees Give No Shelter Sticking with the Star Trek theme. Wil Wheaton who played Wesley Crusher on Next Generation has written this short story that is pretty good and available for purchase on his website.
  5. Chasing Sam (Vegas Mates, #1) I know I said I would stay away from series but this is a novella that is the first book in series.  It was really good if you are into shifter stories.
  6. For Love of an Angel (The Fallen Warriors #1)  This is another first in series about angels this time.  I only ended up finishing three books and all of them were novellas.  I should check into getting the last three books.
  7. Genesis This is a dystopian novella that has a great twist at the end.  I even got my husband to read it and he enjoyed it!
  8. Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi This book was amazing!  It is the longest title on the list but it is a compilation of short stories by the great John Scalzi.
  9. Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega, #0.5) This is another series book but is a prequel to the Alpha and Omega series.  If you are going to read this spin-off series then I highly suggest starting with this one because the next book will make a lot more sense.
  10. A Very Levet Christmas (Guardians of Eternity, #11.5) Alright, this book is something like 11.5 in its series but it was a cute Christmas read featuring one of the beloved characters from this world.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s list and if you were wondering what the blog title is about it is my 44th birthday today!  I’m scheduling my post so today is actually May 8th so I don’t know if I have plans or I might even be at work.  Anyway, I thought I would share. Have a great week.


Top Ten Tuesday: My Pick!

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July 10: TTT Throwback

This week we get to pick a previous TTT topic that we might have missed out on or simply want to revisit.  After reviewing the list of past topics I’ve settled on #43 Books I want to see as movies.  This feels like a fairly fresh topic and not similar to ones we might have done recently.  I am going to put one twist on the topic, however,  I am going to select which books or series I would like to see as tv shows.

Ten books that I’d like to see made into tv shows.

  1. Dying Bites (Bloodhound Files, #1) The Bloodhound Files:  The basis of this series is an FBI profiler is taken into a parallel dimension where earth evolved a little differently.  Vampires, Weres, and Golems are all real and make up most of the world.  Humans, on the other hand, are almost extinct.  Not having the expertise to deal with a problem they are facing they pull the lead character into their timeline and convince/force her to solve cases for her.  I could see this as a weekly show.
  2. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) Night Huntress:  I know, I know this tv show would essentially be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer rip-off.  I don’t really care, though, and would love to see this series as a tv show.
  3. First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) Charley Davidson: Okay so maybe this series shows up on my blog quite often recently.  Mainly due to my reread of the series.  I strongly feel that this could be a great tv show.  The characters, the eye candy, the mystery.  I would turn in every single week for sure!
  4. Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) Chicagoland Vampires:  Chicago and Witches and Vampires and Shifters and Fae…Oh, my!  This show could have some great location shots in Chi-town.  You could also feature the food along with famous landmarks.  Then there is the whole paranormal element that hasn’t been done in a Chicago tv series that I can think of.
  5. Lock In (Lock In, #1) I often thought while reading this book that it would make a great detective series on tv.  Set in the near future and features a lead character detective who also has a major disability.  This could really take off on tv and open people’s minds to think of people with disabilities as functioning members of society.
  6. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) Now this series didn’t follow the crew of the Wayfarer into book two but I think a series following a rough and tumble group of misfits whose job is to create tunnels across the universe could be a lot of fun.  A rougher version of Star Trek maybe.
  7. Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) The Hollows: A show about a bounty hunter in a skewed reality that looks and feels a bit like the Earth we know but all the paranormal and supernatural elements have come out of the closet.
  8. The Fold This might work better as a mini-series as I’m not sure how you could create a recurring plot out of the story.
  9. The Space Between the Stars This book also might be difficult to stretch out over several seasons.  It would be interesting to see a bit of history before the events of the book so maybe a season or three if you then continue to what happens after the book finishes too.
  10. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)  Blackdagger Brotherhood:  I would so love to see this series and all its glory in a tv show format.  Not for regular tv like CBS or NBC.  Oh no, I want all the violence, language, and sex up on the screen so this would need to be handled like the Sookie Stackhouse or Game of Thrones series and be put on pay tv.

What book series do you think would make good tv series?  Share in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Red, White, and Blue

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July 3: Books with Red, White, & Blue Covers

Happy Fourth of July tomorrow everyone in the United States.  The fourth has always been my favorite holiday mainly due to childhood memories.  This year we are celebrating a little differently but I am excited about the change and hope that maybe my husband and I could start a new tradition. This week’s list was a bit more challenging than I thought it would.  It is so easy to find a cover that is red, white, or blue but to find all colors on one cover is a bit tougher or in the genres, I read at least.  I did manage to find ten that I feel fit but it is tough to use those three colors and not have a patriotic book cover.  There might be other colors in the covers below but all three we are looking for should be there.

Ten Red, White, & Blue covers

  1. Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2)
  2. How to Speak Chicken: Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say
  3. A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels, #1)
  4. A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #4.1, #4.3, #5.1, #7.1, #8.1)
  5. Fated (Dark Protectors, #1)
  6. You Suck (A Love Story, #2)
  7. The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
  8. Bitten & Smitten (Immortality Bites, #1)
  9. Bled Dry (Vegas Vampires, #3)
  10. Viper (Sons of Sangue, #1)

So how did I do?  Sorry for the lack of commentary but I thought the selections were pretty self-explanatory.  Have a Happy Fourth of July!

Top Ten Tuesday: Lost Interest.

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 June 25: Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish

I’m going to have to put some limitation on this list because it could quickly get out of hand.  I’m going to exclude series where I’ve read only one or two books.  I’m going to say I needed to have read five or more books before calling it quits.  Five books demonstrates some level of commitment to the series and I will usually stick with them for longer than that.

Note:  I know this published on Monday…  I’ve been writing up these TTT blogs a few months in advance and must have gotten the date wrong for this week.  I’m not going to redact it and re-post it tomorrow.  This week I’m just a day early.  Sorry.

Ten book series I’ve given up on.

  1. Midnight Breeds by Lara Adrian 15/23 read:  This series simply became too difficult to follow with a ton of novellas showing up in anthologies where that would be the only story read.  When I dedicate myself to a series I like to read all the books and to have to pick up a bunch of books for just one short story.  I also started having trouble keeping all the second generation characters straight.
  2. Broken Heart by Michele Bardsley 10/19 read:  This series was a case of waiting too long for the next book.  I think the author lost the publisher or changed publishers halfway through and there was a delay in release.  I simply lost interest along with too many novellas in anthologies.
  3. House of Night by P.C. Cast 6/12 read:  I made it halfway through this series.  I was never super excited about it and eventually asked myself why I was reading them.  All three-star ratings.
  4. Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole 7/19 read:  Only one of the books I read in this series made it to three stars.  The other six were all two-star ratings.  I truly don’t understand why I stuck with them that long.  I probably bought them…
  5. Scanguards Vampires by Tina Folsom 8/12 read:  I’m surprised I have given up on this series as I actually really enjoyed it.  There was one book I DNF due to violence or something but I had planned on simply skipping that story and picking up with the next book.  That never happened and I’ve simply moved on.
  6. Half-Moon Hollow by Molly Harper 5/12 read:  Another series with tons of novellas in anthologies.  Although, that isn’t what ended my journey with this series.  This was a case of constantly being turned down for an ARC and then never making time for the book once it released.  I eventually just quit trying.
  7. Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey 8/13 read:  I might even own two of the remaining book in this series but I am so over YA that I don’t even care that I paid for them.
  8. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin 5/7 read:  I don’t care anymore.  I’m done.  Not that the sixth book will ever come out.
  9. V.I. Warchawski by Sara Paretsky 12/20 read:  I slowly lost interest in this series as my taste changed.  Out of all the series on the list, this is the one most likely to be picked up again.
  10. Vampire for Hire by J.R. Rain 10/29 read:  This is a case of the author made me mad.  He decided to not offer his self-published books through Barnes and Noble anymore and I decided to stop reading his stories.

What series have you decided to be done with?  Share in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Vacay reads

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June 19: Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach

This feels pretty similar to a TTT list I wrote up recently, maybe the books and travel something or other.  I know we have done lists similar to this one in past summers and I would like to post some fresh titles.  So I’m going to look for titles that I would like to take on vacation.

Ten books that I’d take on Vacation

  1. Carpe Demon (Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, #1) The cover of this one just screams light summer read.  A demon-hunting soccer mom?  Sounds like a hoot to me.  Looks like I might even have it on my nook so I could read it on my phone and save some space.
  2. A Lot like Love (FBI/US Attorney, #2) We are going to be spending five days in Chicago this summer so why not pack a suspenseful romance set in the city!  This is book two which I happen to have in paperback form perfect for reading on the train.
  3. Deadmen Walking (Deadman's Cross, #1) This book is a brick so not really ideal for taking on a trip but the pirate/historical/paranormal/romance might be fun for a Caribbean beach.  I’ll check to see if the audiobook is available with my library.
  4. Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story, #1) I’ve only read one series by Christopher Moore that consisted of two books.  I enjoyed them and thought his humor might be fun for vacation.  After all who wouldn’t want to laugh while relaxing.
  5. Island of the Sequined Love Nun Mr. Moore made it on to the list twice because I couldn’t decide between the two books.  I believe I have the other one on hand but this title seems more fitting for a beach vacation.
  6. Private Eye (Tiger's Eye Mystery, #2) I enjoyed book one of the paranormal urban fantasy series set in Florida.  They have beaches in Florida right?
  7. Agent to the Stars Another fun funny author, John Scalzi would be great for reading on vacation.  I might hold off taking this one simply because it was signed to me when I met him in Iowa City.  Yep, I name dropped.
  8. Afterburn & Aftershock (Jax & Gia, #1-2) Maybe you are in the mood for a little steam while you have your toes in the sand.  One of Ms. Day’s books should hook you up for a little summer romance that is sure to have you blushing.
  9. Space Unicorn Blues I put in a review request for this title as it looked like a lot of fun.  Maybe I will be approved, maybe not but with a July 3 release date I’m not sure I can get a hold of a copy before my vacation.  People visit bookstores on vacation right? Update:  Turned down for an ARC, probably won’t be going out of my way to pick it up or get around to reading it.
  10. Every Demon Has His Day (Demon, #1) Chick-lit: check, romance: check, paranormal: check, humor: check this one ticks off my list of books I’d enjoy while sitting on a beach or by the pool.  Sounds like fun.

There you have my list of contenders for my upcoming vacation in Chicago this summer. I’ll probably be too busy to read but a book blogger always has to be prepared for a reading emergency.  Seriously, though I’ll probably take a couple of audiobooks for walking around and L riding and a paperback to read on the train into town and before I unwind before bed.  What book would you take on vacation?  Share in the comments.


Top Ten Tuesday: Have book will travel

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June 12: Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me

I imagine we have done variations on the travel topic for TTT in the past.  Not feeling very creative today,  I’m trying to finish up an audiobook, I’ve decided to pick two locations that I enjoy visiting and share the books that make me long for those locations.  I’ve visited Turkey and Chicago the most so I’ll try to find five for each.

Ten books that make me long for…

  1. Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints Turkey: This is a non-fiction book about the author’s summer spent in Turkey.  It was an interesting and fairly good example of travel in Turkey a few years ago.  With the current government and war raging in Syria I cannot recommend going their anytime soon.  I suggest living vicariously through books like this one.
  2.  Indemnity Only (V.I. Warshawski, #1) Chicago:  If you have ever seen the movie V.I. Warshawski this is the book series the movie was based upon.  I enjoyed the series before moving onto paranormal books.  Set in Chicago these books were a lot of fun to read as V.I. took us around the city.  I always suggest them to fans of the city.
  3. The Bastard of Istanbul Turkey: Such a beautiful cover featuring the traditional Turkish tile. This is written by a Turkish author who does a great job of capturing the city in which she lives.  Also, a little bit of the controversy between Turks and the Armenian minority of the country.
  4.  The Time Traveler's Wife Chicago:  I’ve mentioned this book many times in my TTT lists.  Another reason I enjoy the story is that it takes place in Chicago and features many of the landmarks that I am familiar with.
  5. My Name Is Memory Turkey:  This is a time-travel reincarnation story that includes several locations in Turkey as its plot unfolds.
  6. Something About You (FBI/US Attorney, #1) Chicago: Not the typical type of romance story that I pick up but I was in need of an audiobook one week and saw that this one takes place in Chicago.
  7. The Oracle of Stamboul Turkey: a beautiful historical book set in Istanbul that sweeps one away to the age of sultans in a city that was the crossroads of civilization.  It was a wonderful way to explore the streets of Stamboul.
  8. Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) Chicago:  Probably my favorite series set in Chicago!  Love this one so much that I’ve made plans to visit some of the locations and food mentioned by the author.
  9. Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2) Turkey:  This is another historical book set in Istanbul but also takes us to a region of Turkey I’ve never been to.  The Black Sea coast was never up on my list of must-see in Turkey but this book makes me think it might be worth a trip.
  10. When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1) Chicago:  This was another paranormal romance/urban fantasy series set in Chicago with some other areas around the mid-west featured as well.

Another week another list.  What books set in locations you’ve been to have you read?  Share in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday: Might Try Again…



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June 5: Books I Decided to DNF (did not finish) too Quickly

I’m not one to suffer through a book that I’m not enjoying so my list of DNFed titles is mighty long.  That being said it wasn’t until recently that I started keeping track of the books I didn’t finish.  So the pool of books to pull from for this week isn’t as great as it could be. For this list, I am going to be selecting titles that I might want to try again in the future.  Perhaps when I’m more in the mood for that type of book.

Ten books that I DNFed but might try again someday.

  1. Probability Moon (Probability, #1)  This was the first book by this author that I struggled with.  Granted I’ve not read a ton of her work but what I have read I’ve enjoyed.  I still have this book and the next two in the trilogy at home so I might give this one a second chance.
  2. The Magicians (The Magicians #1)  I have given this book two shots to impress me already.  Once in print and once in audio.  There is just something about it that keeps pulling me back to give it one more chance.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe I just like the cover too much.
  3. Autonomous  I’m not the only one to DNF this title if the Goodreads comments are accurate.  I must confess that I didn’t give this one as many pages to impress me that I usually do.  I simply wasn’t feeling it.  If I do come across it through Overdrive, however, I sure will give it one more chance.  After all, Wil Wheaton sure seemed to enjoy it.
  4. Kiss of Temptation (Deadly Angels, #3)  I liked book one and book two in this series and then book three started to rub me the wrong way and I DNFed it.  Instantly regretting having bought it and the next book in the series already.  I might give this one another chance just so I don’t feel guilty for having bought the next book.
  5. Spells of Blood and Kin  I actually gave a short explanation as to why this one didn’t work.  Basically, I was bored.  Might work better in audio format where I can work on a project while listening.
  6. Awakened (Eternal Guardians, #8) I felt so bad about not enjoying this book and DNF that I never deleted the ARC off my Nook.  It never expired so I kept it in hopes that I would eventually finish it someday.
  7. The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) I so wanted to love this book.  I so respect and adore this author that I simply can’t believe I didn’t enjoy this book.  It was just so uneventful and serious.  I just couldn’t finish it but maybe I can try again with the audiobook if someone fun narrates it.
  8. The Veil (Devil's Isle, #1)  I LOVE Chloe Neill!  Much like the last book I can’t believe this book didn’t work for me.  I love the Chicagoland Vampires series but this was just not the same.  Not that it should have been but I couldn’t get through it.
  9. Dragon Storm (Dragon Falls, #2) I don’t know why I couldn’t get into this book.  I think it might be a case of changing reading taste.  I feel bad because I have the complete series sitting on my nook waiting for me.  I just couldn’t stand the fluffiness of it.  Need to wait for a time when I’m in the mood for silly.
  10. Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1) And now for an example of why it pays to try again sometimes.  I did not like this book in print format.  The way the book was structured didn’t work for me.  Reading a bunch of redacted government files was not my idea of a good time.  When I decided to try the audiobook, however, I couldn’t believe it was the same story!  There were different narrators for each character and the plot came to life.  I was so into this series that I put in a review request for the last book and was able to finish it in the print format.

What books have you DNFed lately?  Any titles on this list that you want to rally for me to try again?  Share in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday: Never going to visit

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 May 29: Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

At first, I read this week’s topic wrong and thought I would be sharing what worlds I would move to in an instant.  Instead, it looks like I’ll be seeking out some dystopian worlds that you definitely wouldn’t want to stick around in.

Ten book series worlds I would NOT want to live in.

  1. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) No matter how much I enjoyed this world I really wouldn’t want to live here.
  2. The Testing (The Testing, #1) And you thought college cost a lot now!  Sorry, I’m not going to pay the price they charge in this world.
  3. A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) Being frozen and flung across the galaxy in search of a new home and to potentially killed off enroute.  I think I’ll miss that ship.
  4. Matched (Matched, #1) A world where the government picks who I’m going to marry and reading isn’t allowed.  Sorry, going to have to pass.
  5. The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) A corrupt utopian society turned into dysfunctional monarchy where citizens are sold into slavery to prevent war.  No thanks.
  6. The Returned A world where our lost loved ones return to us might seem like a great thing but this book paints a fairly different picture.  As someone who has lost most of their family, I don’t think I could handle this world regardless of how much I would like to see my mother again.
  7. Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)  A world where our environment is compromised and changed to the point where human survival becomes a constant struggle.  Not really where I want to be.  Too bad this might be an unavoidable reality if we continue on our course.
  8. The Passage (The Passage, #1) A postapocalyptic world where vampire/zombie-like people have taken over and the remnants of society have to live in light prisons.  I’ll pass.
  9. Divergent (Divergent, #1) A world where society is divided up into groups by genetic testing and then monitored as a science experiment.  No thank you.
  10. Last Train to Istanbul Last but not least, our world.  I do not want to live in a world where millions of people die because of a fascist dictator orders their extermination.  I do not want to live in a world where discrimination, sexism, bigotry, and hatred run rampant.  Where our leaders use fear and censorship to control us and they are owned by special interest groups.  I also do not want to live in a county that puts a b-list reality star con-man in office.  We can do better people and I hope to outlive the current madness infesting the world.

There you have my list for the week.  What worlds would you suggest staying away from?  Share in the

Top Ten Tuesday: What’s in a Name

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 May 22: Best Character Names

I’m going to put a spin on this week’s list and pick some of the most challenging or unique characters names from the books that I’ve read.  Most of these I have no clue how to pronounce.

Ten Unique Character Names

  1. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1) Elphaba:  I’ve read the book, I’ve seen the musical and I still can’t pronounce the name.
  2. The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) Myfanwy:  Yep I’m not even going to attempt this one.  Listening to the audiobook helped but when the character herself comments on how awkward the name is then perhaps it’s not you.
  3. Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) Xhexania:  Just what the hell.  I don’t even know where to start with this one.  Most of the time Ward simply calls her Xhex but even that is little help to me.  So her name will forever be one I simply read without hearing in my head.  Now Ward has a history of unique spellings for words that become names but this one was the most challenging I could find in her series.
  4. Playing With Fire (Silver Dragons #1) Aisling:  To me this looks like it might be more common name than the others on the list.  Still can’t pronounce it. Sorry.
  5. Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) Reyes:  I’m including Reyes on the list only because I was mispronouncing it in my head through the entire series.  It wasn’t until I started the audiobook that I learned I had it all wrong.
  6. The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) Arcturus:  I don’t remember much about this character but his name fits the bill for this week’s list.
  7. Instinct (Chronicles of Nick, #6) Zeitjager:  Ms. Kenyon is ever so helpful and lists her characters in alphabetical order on her website.  There were sever I thought of choosing but this one has two little dots above the a and that always throws me for a loop when trying to pronounce a word.  Other possible contenders were Drakari and Garafyn but I wanted to limit this list to one selection per author.
  8. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) Celaena:  Far too many vowels for such a long name…
  9. Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) Gallowglass:  Now this name isn’t necessarily difficult to pronounce but I always thought it an odd name.  Loved the character though.
  10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) Hermione:  Thanks to the movies and the general popularity of the Harry Potter books this name has become quite popular.  When I first read the books, however, this name was quite challenging for me.

Another week, another list.  What are some of your favorite or least favorite character names?  Feel free to leave them in the comments or links to your own list.

Top Ten Tuesday: Stuck it out

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May 15: Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read

Have to be honest with you I hardly ever finish a book I’m not enjoying.  Repeat after me: Life is too short to read bad books.  So I’m not sure how this list is going to go but I will try and find ten titles of books I hated but finished anyway and I seriously doubt that I will be glad I read them anyway…

Ten books that I’m Glad I Finished

  1. The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2)  I didn’t care for this one and surprised I stuck it out as long as I did.  I didn’t read the last 40 pages but by the end, I just didn’t care anymore.  I’m glad I made it far enough to give it an honest review for the publisher.
  2. Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #19) The next three books I’m glad I read so I know what happened in the series but don’t plan on rereading when I reread their prospective series.
  3. Time Untime (Dark-Hunter #21; Hellchaser, #4; Were-Hunter, #7) See above.
  4. Instinct (Chronicles of Nick, #6) Ditto.
  5. Vampire Most Wanted (Argeneau, #20) Another book that I’m glad I read to know what happens in the series but the book just didn’t work for me on the whole.  I could have probably skipped this book altogether and not been lost in the series but you don’t know if a book is good or bad until you read it.
  6. Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire (Love at Stake, #16) This was the final book in the series so I’m glad I read it but it simply didn’t live up to the rest of the series.
  7. Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)  I think you all know how I feel about this book.  This is one book on the list I’m not glad I read… well, that isn’t exactly true.  I’m glad I finished the series but wished I had stopped reading three books back.
  8. Dracula  Not a fan of classics but with all the vampire books I’ve read over the years I’m glad I read the one that started them all.
  9. A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)  This book I’m glad I stuck it out because I ended up so disgusted by the end that I was able to walk away from the series altogether.  I’m done and I don’t care how it all ends.
  10. Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)  Another case of I’m glad I read the book to know what happened in the series but it wasn’t my favorite.

What book that you hated are you glad to have read?