Top Ten Tuesday: Yummy Cover Art

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October 17: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books 

Here’s the deal.  The books I read don’t have much food mentioned in them.  Vampires tend to be on mainly a liquid diet… For this week I decided to look for ten books on my Goodreads shelves that feature food on the cover.  Even that was a hard find as two of them are drinks and another two are simply a single piece of fruit several others are simply cookbooks. Interesting to see how different genres of books utilize food for the cover art though.

Ten book covers that feature food.

  1. The Trouble with Twelfth Grave (Charley Davidson, #12)  This is an upcoming release that I’m excited to share with you later this month.
  2. Soframiz: Vibrant Middle Eastern Recipes from Sofra Bakery and Cafe This cookbook has some great recipes in it if you like Middle Eastern food.
  3. My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding Interesting gothic inspired wedding cake. Not sure my copy looks like this though.
  4. Twilight (Twilight, #1)  Remember when single pieces of fruit or articles of clothing were all the rage for cover art.
  5. The New Indian Slow Cooker: Recipes for Curries, Dals, Chutneys, Masalas, Biryani, and More  Love Indian food, this looks so good!
  6. The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson, #9)  Ms. Jones always has such cool covers.  I’d drink those lattes.
  7. Midnight Brunch (Casa Dracula, #2)  I feel like this one is kind of a stretch, but hey strawberries are still food…
  8. Ball Blue Book of Preserving  Again it’s food…
  9. Just One Sip (Dark Ones, #4.5) If this is a cocktail then it counts.  It is a vampire book so pretty much a toss-up.
  10. Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen Right now I’m kind of on a Thai food kick.  Love me some Green Curry.

Bending the rules this week but there is my contribution to this week top ten list.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Among the Stars

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September 26:  Ten Books That Feature Characters That live or work in Space

I’ve been on a science fiction kick lately so I decided for this open-ended topic I would pick ten characters that either live or work in space.  They might be human or alien or living on another planet but all of them will spend most of their story not on Earth. After all with all the crap going on right now space sounds like an ideal place to be despite its inherent danger….

Ten Characters That Live or Work in Space

  1. Yesterday's Son (Star Trek: The Yesterday Saga, #1)  Going to start with probably my favorite space character that I have.  Spock.  He was my first crush, and was the first alien I was introduced to growing up.  He remains one of my favorites and I often find myself longing for his cool, calm, detached logical facade.  Because we should all know by now that Vulcans do have emotions they have simply learned to control them.
  2. Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1) John Perry from Old Man’s War.  Here is what I said about him in the review: “The characters made this story, getting to know them and grow with them and grieve them. Took my breath away at the end. John is, of course, the main character in this story but also my favorite.”
  3. The Space Between the Stars Jamie Allenby in this fairly recent release is an interesting character.  She is far from perfect and faces a great internal battle for much of the book to overcome her past.  This is a science fiction story for those that want more of a character driven story than a hard-core science fiction.
  4. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) This is tough story to pick just one character from as it is the ensemble cast that makes this story great.  If I had to pick just one I would have to say Rosemary Harper was in my top three.
  5. Artemis Jazz Bashara is the main character in the upcoming release of Andy Weir’s next book.  I’m not going to say much more as I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone but I enjoyed her character quite a bit.
  6. Born of Legend (The League, #9) Not the latest release in this Kenyon series but the last one I’ve read and the only book in The League series that I’ve given five stars to. Danger is the type of character I love from Ms. Kenyon.  She spend countless books making us hate him only to have him redeemed in his book.  This was a great read!
  7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) Another instance of a great ensemble cast to pick from.  I’m going to pick Marvin from this story and mainly for the movie version of the character.  Who doesn’t love a depressed paranoid AI.
  8. Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) I read this before I was writing reviews and it is a toss-up between the two lead characters as to which I enjoyed more.  For the sake of the list I’m going to pick Amy because why the hell not, its a good name ;).  (actually I’ve never been particularly fond of my name…)
  9. Tor (Women of Earth, #2) It has been a while since I read this one but I’m going to step out of my norm for the list and pick the character Mohawk as a favorite from this story.  Partially because he was mentioned in the review as one of my favorites and I do remember being rather fond of him.
  10. The Martian  I tried really hard to not put this book on the list.  I didn’t want more than one book by an author or from a series/franchise but I just couldn’t do it.  I’ve simply not read enough science fiction yet.  Then there is the fact that Mark Watney is an amazing character.  I loved so much about him!  His sarcasm, inventiveness, intelligence, wit, persistence! He will remain one of my favorite characters and stories for years to come.

Well there you have my list this week.  What characters that live or work in space do you love that I haven’t met yet?  Feel free to leave book suggestions in the comments!  Wrote your own TTT list?  Leave that there too for everyone to go check out!  Happy Reading~

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

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September 19Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

I think I’ve finally figured out that I’m a mood reader.  So going to my stacks and saying I’m going to read X, Y, and Z this fall usually doesn’t pan out.  I might read one or two, sometimes even as many as half of the books that I plan on reading.  So please take this list with a grain of salt.  Most of them are either books releasing this fall, review books I am committed to or have already read, or titles that I have been planning on reading already.  So let’s take a look at what titles I may or probably won’t be reading this autumn.

Ten books that I might read this fall.

  1. A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2)    This is going to be an easy one as it will be the next book I read.  I am just over halfway through the first book and enjoying it immensely. So many great things to say about this series but I will hold them until my review if I haven’t posted it already.
  2. Dragonsworn (Dark-Hunter, #28)  This one I’m torn over.  Really wasn’t happy that the last book was only 1/3 new plotline so it made me hesitant to dive into the next one.  Maybe I’ll read it this fall maybe I’ll wait until the next book comes out.  Who knows?
  3. The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15) This one I am holding out on because I’m not crazy about who the main storyline is about.  Then again last time that happened I ended up LOVING the book so maybe I should consider moving this one up in priority.
  4. The Trouble with Twelfth Grave (Charley Davidson, #12)  This will be the book I read after number one on the list.  Yes, that is right I scored an ARC of Ms. Jones’s next to the last release in the Charley Davidson series.  Can’t wait!
  5. Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #7) This book releases next week, will I read it anytime in the near future?  Most likely not but I will probably buy it.  That counts right?
  6. Intensity (Chronicles of Nick, #8)  This has not even been put on the buy list at work.  I’m torn over this series.  I want to know what happens to Nick and I can’t wait to read his book in the main series but I am so over YA… I’ll get to it eventually.
  7. Immortally Yours (Argeneau #26) This one feels like cheating.  I’ve already read it but haven’t posted the review.  I’ve decided to start holding all ARC reviews until release day, just makes things easier.  Anyway, this was a good addition to the series and I look forward to sharing the review with you!
  8. Artemis Another instance of cheating on my part for the list.  I’ve read this book already too.  BUT I do plan on picking up am copy as soon as it is released so my husband can read it. How is that for integrity publishers?  I don’t share my ARCs with ANYONE, not even my own husband!
  9. Shifter's Magic (The Wolvers Book 8) This is another release I’m behind on.  I did manage to pick up a copy last week for book buying day or some other made up holiday the internets were sharing about all over Facebook.  It’s on the list.
  10. Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter, #4)  I’ve been thinking it is about time to return to this series and see if I can get back into it.  I put it aside when I was having some personal drama so maybe it is time to try again.

Well, there you have my list for this week.  What books are you looking forward to this fall? Share in the comments and feel free to post a link to your own list!

Top Ten Tuesday: First Year Five Stars

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September 12: Throwback Freebie: Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog

Repetitively speaking my blog isn’t that old, I founded Read What I Like back in 2014, so there wasn’t a huge number of books to pull from and many are fresh in my mind.  I decided to go back and find the first 10 books that I gave five-star reviews for, only one per author.  It is interesting to see how my reading and writing has changed since my first year and I wonder if I continue to stand by my five-star ratings for the following books.  Let’s find out!

Ten books that earned five stars my first year of blogging.

Books will link to their original review instead of Goodreads for this post.

  1. Fury (The Cure, #1)  This was the first book I gave five stars to on my blog!  It was a great story but sadly I have not finished the trilogy.  I still have it on my Nook but simply too much time has passed and my reading taste changed too much for me to pick this world up again.  I continue to recommend it to others however.
  2.  Hard to believe it was only three short years ago that I discovered this series and now it only has two more books before it ends.  I’m going to miss this world so much as Ms. Jones has become one of my favorite authors.  If you have not read this series I highly recommend you jump all over that bandwagon.
  3. Illusion (Chronicles of Nick, #5) Happy to see that my favorite author made the list even if it is for her YA spin-off series.  The next installment of this series should be out soon.  Only like six or seven more to go…
  4. Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures  This is one of the first physical review books I received as well as one of the, if not thee first, non-fiction books I reviewed here.
  5. Mostly Magic One of my two regular indie authors that I enjoy.  This is a charming series and I encourage you to go check her work out.
  6. Wolver's Gold (The Wolvers, #5) And here we have the other indie author!  Ms. Rhoades has become a good friend through online social networks and reviewing her books.  I did miss out on her latest release, however, and plan to pick that one up to review as well.  After all the hours of enjoyment her books have brought me I thought it only fair that I actually buy a few of her books!  Also my reading life has been a bit chaotic the past year or so…
  7. Prototype (Archetype #2) This was another review book that I absolutely fell for and wished the author had written a few more books set in this world.  So much potential!
  8. The Martian Wow.  I can’t believe I read this book the first year I was blogging!  It seems like it was so long ago yet I continue to pimp this title regularly on the blog and with my library patrons.  Can’t wait to share my thoughts on his second book coming in November.
  9. The Book of Life Loved this trilogy so much. I’m delighted to see that it is being made into a tv series but a bit disappointing that it won’t be releasing in the United States.  Not the end of the world.  I am thrilled to learn though that the author plans to write more books set in this world, though.
  10. Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4)  Ah, the turning point for this series for me.  I was not a big fan until this book then everything turned and I was thrilled when Read What I Like became a blog stop for the final book in this series.  I am also looking forward to the spin-off series coming out soon.

Well there you have my first ten five-star reviews!  I don’t think I would change the rating on any of them.

Top Ten Tuesday: Recent DNF

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September 5: Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving or Ten Books That Were A Chore To Get Through or Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Put Down

I decided to take a slightly longer break from Top Ten Tuesday than the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish.  I also seemed to take a break from reading and blogging but I’m back this September and thought this week was a fitting TTT post as I’ve DNF a ton of books over the last few months, most of them audio books.  So listed below are 10 books that I just couldn’t get into and decided to put down.

Ten books that I just couldn’t finish.

  1. The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1)     I’m both surprised and disappointed to find a John Scalzi book on this list.  I just did not care for his latest release and ended up giving it a much longer try than I do most books I DNF.  I think I made it well over 150 pages, maybe even over 200.  I’m too lazy to look it up right now.  I just came to a point where I said to myself if this wasn’t an author you like would you be struggling to read this or would you have moved on by now.  The answer was pretty simple I wouldn’t have continued past page 50 so I returned it to the library and moved on to greener pastures.
  2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life   This is one of the many audio books that I have DNFed.  The title drew me in but I was quickly turned off by the text.  Not usually a fan of NF anyway and this book just seemed obnoxious to me.  So I returned it pretty quick.
  3. The Glass Castle   This was a book talk pick for my library.  My boss really enjoyed it and had hoped to get a group together to go watch the movie when it comes to a local theater.  I will not be joining them.  I made it to page 38 and when the dad bags up a bunch of kittens and throws them into a water reservoir I was out.  I just can’t.  That was horrible and I don’t want to read about people who would do such a thing.  I don’t care how fucked up their lives or how interesting they might be.  That. Was. Horrible.
  4. Watchmen   I was recommended this book as one to try for a graphic novel.  So I decided to inter-library loan it recently and decided it was not for me.  I couldn’t find a character to latch on to and what makes a graphic novel interesting is finding clues and deriving plot from the illustrations and I simply don’t pay attention to them.  I read the dialog and then every once and a while go back and absorb the pictures.  I think I’ll stick to regular novels…
  5. Talon of God  A review book that I requested and thought might be interesting.  I tried it and it got a little too preachy for my taste.  DNF.
  6. Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)  I’ve wanted to try this book for ages.  It was finally my turn at the audio book version and made it through a good chunk and decided it wasn’t for me.  Too religious and not enough science.  I actually don’t see how it is a science fiction title.  In my opinion, it is straight fantasy set on another planet.  No science involved in what I read.
  7. Armada  I’ve DNF this book twice now.  Once in print and once in audio format.  It is definitely not for me.  I did enjoy Ready Player One though.
  8. The Memory Agent  This was a review book that I don’t remember much about besides it failed to capture my attention.
  9. Fifty Mice  Another audio book that didn’t work for me didn’t remember much beyond that.
  10. Welcome to Night Vale  This one I’m fairly disappointed in.  I thought it would be more interest but ended up simply being weird.  Maybe if I had more background with the radio show it would have worked better.

Well, there is my list for the week.  Any titles on there that you enjoyed?  Feel free to share in the comments but it probably won’t mean they make it back on to my reading list.

Top Ten Tuesday: I give up…

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July 25, 2017: Series I am giving up on. 

There comes a time when we all have to face facts, tastes change. We evolve as readers and books or series we once enjoyed might not work for us anymore.  Or perhaps too much time has past and we don’t remember what is going on anymore.  Whatever the reason sometimes we just stop turning to authors or series we once enjoyed in favor of something shiny and new.  Below are ten series that I am removing from to-read list today.  I’m not saying that I will never consider picking up the next book in these series but it is becoming more and more unlikely.  It was fun while it lasted but it is time to move on.

Ten series that I am putting out to pasture.

  1. Broken Heart Tails (Broken Heart, #10) Broken Heart Series: This was such a fun series that I enjoyed once upon a time.  The author is quite funny and the series was hilarious at times.  I was keeping up with this one and then the author didn’t publish any new books for a while and I moved on to other series.  I tried to go back but the book I attempted just didn’t work for me and so I fell even further behind.  I need to just own up that I probably won’t be returning to this world. Weeded.
  2. Tracking the Tempest (Jane True, #2) Jane True Series: Read the first book in this series and just never got around to picking up the second.  Now I don’t even remember what happen in the first book.  Time to let it go. Weeded.
  3. Defy the Dawn (Midnight Breed, #14) Midnight Breed Series: This one pains me to say goodbye to.  I really enjoyed this series and it is still the best example of a series reinventing itself that I’ve seen.  Another case of I didn’t get review book and put off requesting and Inter Library Loan to keep up and then I see that many of the next works are actually novellas inside anthologies.  I’m afraid I just don’t have the time to keep track of what book I need to request anymore.  Goodbye dear friend.  Weeded.
  4. Eternal Sin (Mark of the Vampire, #6) Mark of the Vampire Series:  I think this is a case of the author moved on without me.  She hasn’t published a book in this series in some time.  So I don’t feel too bad about letting this one go.  It was a great series while it lasted.  Weeded.
  5. Dragon Storm (Dragon Falls, #2) Dragon Falls: This one I feel a tad bit guilty over.  I was gifted the first two books in the series and then bought the third… I read the first one and attempted the second and it just didn’t work for me.  I think it might be time to break up with this author in a case of it isn’t you it is me.  I’m not into the fluffy fun paranormal romance as much as I used to be.  Only a few authors do I actually enjoy anymore.  Weeded, but not deleted from my Nook I might go back some day with this one.
  6. The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire (Half-Moon Hollow, #3) Half-Moon Hollow Series: I’ve tried time and time again to request review books in this series and have been turned down repeatedly.  Not big deal except that it means the series doesn’t often make it into my reading priority list, top that with the need to request the books through inter library loan through my library and it means that I am now three books behind in this world.  I’m giving up.  No mater how much I enjoy the series it obviously isn’t a priority for me and I’m going to move on.  Weeded.
  7. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) Throne of Glass Series: This was a kick-ass series and so popular that I could never get my hands on it at the library.  So I waited and waited and now there are two or three books out and I don’t care anymore how it ends up.  So I’m moving on.  Maybe someday when the series is done I’ll come across them while thrifting and pick the series back up again.  Weeded.
  8. Cain's Identity (Scanguards Vampires, #9) Scanguards Vampires Series:  I DNF one of these books a long time ago and meant to pick up the next in series to see if the story still worked for me.  Didn’t happen so now its time to let this world go.  Weeded.
  9. Accidentally...Cimil? (Accidentally Yours, #4.5) Accidentally Yours Series: I think I might own at least two of the remaining three books in this series…. I’ve not made time to get to them and I don’t think I ever will.  I enjoyed this one while it lasted but it fell victim to too long of a wait between releases.  Weeded, but not deleted.
  10. Outlander (Outlander #1) Outlander Series: Several people have recommended this series to me.  I’ve not started it and I probably won’t ever get around to reading it.  Why?  I’m not a huge fan of historical romance and there are a ton of books in the series and they are all bricks.  My reading pace has slowed down considerably.  I hate to say it but a thousand some page book by an author I’ve never tried before just isn’t in the cards for me currently.  Maybe I will look into this one as an audiobook selection from my library.  Weeded before even starting.

 

There you have my list for this week.  What series have you moved on from recently?

Top Ten Tuesday: Patriotic Quotes

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July 4: Patriotic Quotes

The ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish are taking some much deserved time away from their Top Ten Tuesday list but that doesn’t mean we have to.  If inspiration strikes me over the next few weeks I’m going to continue to share lists here at Read What I Like.

This week since Tuesday is our Independence Day here in The United States I thought it would be fitting to share some patriotic (ish) quotes that I enjoy.  Warning I am a very left-leaning progressive liberal so these quotes are going to reflect my current thoughts about our all Republican lead government.  Not trying to start a fight but just keep in mind any right-wing readers that you bitched and moaned over every single thing Obama did for eight years so suck it up and deal with a little criticism.  Resistance was built into the constitution and is one of the most patriotic things a citizen can do besides vote.

A bonus quote for after my preachy intro there: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”  ~Bernard M. Baruch

Ten patriotic quotes to inspire resistance to tyranny.

  1. “God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it is hopeless” ~Chester Nimitz
  2. “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth” ~Albert Einstein
  3. “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority” ~Benjamin Franklin
  4. “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.  If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” ~ William Faulkner
  5. “People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people” ~ Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
  6. “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  7. “No Matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.  Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.” ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
  8. “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government, I can not be Silent.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.” ~Oscar Wilde
  10. “Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.~George Orwell, 1984

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!  Happy Independence Day.

Top Ten Tuesday: 2017 Favorites ~ So Far

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June 27: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far

Being that this is the last Top Ten Tuesday list until August I thought I should participate.  Also, it helps that this is a pretty easy list to come up with.  Below are ten books I’ve read this year that received a five-star review or stood out in some other way.

My Ten Favorite Books of 2017, so far…

  1. Blade Bound (Chicagoland Vampires, #13)  This book had to make the list as it is the best series finally that I have ever read.  I was so sad to see the series end but loved the way it went out!
  2. Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson, #11)   There was a recent announcement that this series only has two books left before it ends…  I have no words.  This is one of my favorite series and I will be so sad to see it go.  This book was amazing BTW like so many that preceded it.
  3. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Took me forever to get to but it was such a sweet read that I’m thrilled that I got to meet the author at BEA.
  4. Born of Legend (The League, #9) I keep putting books by my favorite author on hold.  I need to remember that they are my favorite author for a reason because they constantly deliver books that I adore.
  5. Blood Vow (Black Dagger Legacy, #2)  Another winner from a favorite author!
  6. Immortal Unchained (Argeneau, #25)  I keep seeing a lot of reviews from others that they are over this series.  I can see some of their points but personally many of their reasons are why I love it.  I know what I’m getting when I read a book from this series and nine times out of ten I’m going to love it.
  7. Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10)  I was worried that this series was turning for me but the latest release in the series brought it back for me.  Loved this one!
  8. The Space Between the Stars  This book was a bit of a surprise for me.  I loved it so much I added it to our collection at work and can’t wait to introduce it to my patrons.
  9. The Turn (The Hollows, # 0.1)  Was hesitant to try this prequel but glad I did.
  10. Bottomland  This book is on the list because I was so shocked at how much I enjoyed it.  It was an All Iowa Read selection and is the first one I actually liked.

 

Well, there is my quick list that I was able to assemble before work.  Over the TTT break, I might go back and do some of the past lists that I missed out on.  Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Series yet to start.

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June 20:  Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

This week’s list seemed interesting so I am taking a break from my hiatus and posting a TTT list.  I, like many of you, have a long list of series that I want to star, and a lot of series I need to get caught up on….  So here are ten random series that I would like to try someday.

Ten book series I would like to start

  1. Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1)  I believe I picked up the second book in this series while thrifting and thought it looked interesting.  Now that I have my phone I usually check first to see if a book is a part of a series before automatically buying it.  Sometimes I set them back sometimes if it is book two I will go ahead and bring it home and borrow the first book through my library.  Of course, that usually means more planning and often those series need to wait.
  2. Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell, #1)  The same goes for this book, I think or this was a book series that was recommended to me.
  3. Written in Red (The Others, #1)   This series has been on my list for some time.  It might be time to give up on this series because I don’t own them and don’t seem to be making any effort to borrow them through the library either.
  4. Santa Olivia (Santa Olivia, #1)  I do believe this book’s cover caught my eye. The reviews aren’t great but that doesn’t mean it won’t work for me.
  5. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)  This book is actually being returned to the library today. I checked it out weeks ago, it has been renewed once… and never got around to starting it.  Then I was approved for a bunch of review books some that have deadlines and have decided to return this and try again at the end of summer.
  6. Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1)  I have this one and the second book sitting up on my to-read bookcase waiting for their turn.  Good thing that books don’t spoil because my bedroom would be ripe with the rotten books that I took too long to get to.
  7. Afterlife (The Resurrection Chronicles, #1)  Don’t remember much about this one but it was on my to-read shelf so here it is.
  8. Flight from Death (Fly by Night, #1) I believe I have this entire series.  I picked them up at a Salvation Army in the city where we shop and haven’t gotten around to starting them yet.
  9. Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1)  I believe I wanted to try this series based on the recommendation of others.
  10. Deadmen Walking (Deadman's Cross, #1)  I was/am so excited about this new series by my favorite author that I pre-ordered the book months before it released without fully reading the synopsis.  My bad because now I see that it is a historical series and I’m not usually a fan of those.  I will try it though, she is my favorite author after all but if it isn’t my cup of tea then I won’t be reading more.

Well, there you have my half-hearted list for the week.  I don’t think I’m quite ready to come back from my hiatus or summer blogging vacay.  Hope to have a review for you soon.  Happy Reading.

Top Ten Tuesday: New To-Read Science Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday

Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week they ask us to share lists on the following:

June 6:  10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List

I seem to be in a Science Fiction kick lately, or at least those are the books that are catching my eye.  While they are not the only books I’ve been adding to my tbr list they are the ones I’m going to be sharing in this week’s list.

Ten Science Fiction books I added to my TBR list this year.

  1. Paradox Bound This was on last week’s list or another list recently.  The Fold was quite good so finger’s crossed that this one is too.
  2. Steal Across the Sky  I’ve read two books by this author now and when I came across this title it sounded interesting too.  I have to say I’m not a fan of her covers though,  they don’t do her books justice.
  3. Artemis  This is probably my most anticipated read yet. I am keeping an eye out for the ARC listing on Net Galley for sure.
  4. The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery, #1) Not really sure what this one is about but it must have sounded good for me to add it to my list.
  5. New York 2140  I recommended this brick length book to my library recently.  Decided to try another title first and checked this one out to a friend.  She gave it high marks so I will try to get around to checking this one out too.
  6. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) This book sounded like a lot of fun.  The plot reminded me a bit of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy so I recommended it and even went to so far as to check it and the next book out.
  7. A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2)  This is the second book in the series or trilogy and I have it sitting on my nightstand currently waiting for me to finish three books… I might need to renew.
  8. Vulcan's Forge (Star Trek)   Picked this title up at a library book sale for cheap.  It was on my list already so it was quite the score.  LLAP.
  9. Never Let Me Go  Not so sure about this one.  It might be the only book on the list that doesn’t stay on my list.  It must have sounded good when I added it but now I’m not so sure.
  10. Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1)  This book made this list simply because I needed a tenth book and it sounded kind of interesting.  Bonus points because it is listed as being LGBT in its categories might bring my reading list some much-needed diversity.

Well, there you have my list for the week.  Can you tell I’m feeling a bit apathetic lately… Know of a great Science Fiction title I might like or should be on this list?  Leave it in the comments or share a link to your own list for me to check out!