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message 1: by Pragya (last edited Mar 15, 2013 01:18PM) (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3606 comments Mind Games (Mind Games, #1) by Kiersten White Mind Games

Released: February 19, 2013

Genre: Young Adult/ Fantasy/ Science Fiction

My Review.


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Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3606 comments Freak of Nature Freak of Nature (IFICS, #1) by Julia Crane

Released: January 9, 2013

Genre: Science Fiction

My Review.


message 3: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20275 comments Pragya wrote: "Mind Games (Mind Games, #1) by Kiersten WhiteMind Games

Released: February 19, 2013

Genre: Young Adult/ Fantasy/ Science Fiction

My Review."


uhhh, where?


message 4: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 2679 comments Ooohhh, both of those have gone on my TBR list :)


message 5: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50037 comments Palisades Park by Alan Brennert (who joined us for our group discussion on Moloka'i) is coming out next month.


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Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3606 comments Cherie wrote:

My Review."
uhhh, where?"


Oops, sorry. Link corrected.


message 7: by Amber (last edited Mar 16, 2013 08:10AM) (new)

Amber The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult The Storyteller

Released February 26, 2013

I didn't write a review, but it's Jodi Picoult, need I say more? :) But seriously, this was an intense book that really tugs at your heart strings and makes you question your own beliefs, values, morals, etc. And the twist at the end was great. . . I gave it 4.5 stars.


message 8: by Amber (new)

Amber Judy wrote: "Thanks Amber, How many stars did you give it?"

Thanks for the reminder Judy. I edited my post.


message 10: by Naomi (new)

Naomi (nchigh) | 543 comments also read so far

Ever After (The Hollows, #11) by Kim Harrison

Prodigy (Legend, #2) by Marie Lu

and

Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow


message 11: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Durkin | 46 comments I really enjoyed reading The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore and gave it 5 stars. I don't know how to link my review to this page, but in a nutshell, I became very fond of the ladies at the center of this story.


message 12: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50037 comments Wow, Judy! You're leading the way in the newly published books. :)


message 13: by Naomi (new)

Naomi (nchigh) | 543 comments Just finished The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan The Tragedy Paper


message 14: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50037 comments Judy wrote: "Two years ago I had only read one book that was on the GR Choice Award list. I decided that wouldn't happen again. :-)."

I made a challenge for myself last year to read a new release each month. Still, the books I read didn't get on the Choice Awards lists.


message 15: by Amber (new)

Amber Another 2013 release I've recently finished is The List The List by Karin Tanabe . It was a fun read. I gave it 4 stars.


message 16: by Amber (new)

Amber And three more I had forgotten about:

Period 8 by Chris Crutcher Period 8
Requiem (Delirium, #3) by Lauren Oliver Requiem

(I gave 4 stars to both)

and Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman Cover of Snow (I gave 3 stars to this one)


message 17: by Rachel (last edited Aug 14, 2013 09:02PM) (new)

Rachel I've read 2 new books so far this year

The One I Left Behind The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon - this is a great mystery thriller that had me guessing until the end- I gave it 4 stars

Six Years Six Years by Harlan Coben
is the latest mystery thriller by Harlan coben- a favorite author of mine- unfortunately although I liked it I did not love it- parts of the book just did not ring true and the main character was annoying at times- gave it 3 stars


(unfortunately I have poor computer skills so I do not know how to post a link to my review)


message 18: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50037 comments I'm hearing mixed reviews on Six Years. I'm tempted to read it but a little leery.

One new book that looks interesting is Orphan Train.


message 19: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Janice wrote: "I'm hearing mixed reviews on Six Years. I'm tempted to read it but a little leery.

One new book that looks interesting is Orphan Train."


orphan train sounds very good- just added it to my tbr :)


message 20: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments I just finished one I really enjoyed: American Elsewhere.


message 21: by Debra (last edited May 01, 2013 03:01AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Janice wrote: "I'm hearing mixed reviews on Six Years. I'm tempted to read it but a little leery.

One new book that looks interesting is Orphan Train."


I liked Six Years. I enjoyed the first-person voice. He kept a wry humor throughout his ordeals. It wasn't the best of Coben's work, but certainly worth reading, IMHO.


message 22: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Debra wrote: "I just finished one I really enjoyed: American Elsewhere."

this sounds really creepy- just added it to my tbr
thanks for the recommendation :)


message 23: by Snoozie Suzie (new)

Snoozie Suzie (snooziesuzie) | 937 comments I KNOW I commented on a 5 star 2013 in this thread, but where is it!?!!!


message 24: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50037 comments Snoozie Suzie wrote: "I KNOW I commented on a 5 star 2013 in this thread, but where is it!?!!!"

There appears to be a goodreads gremlin eating messages. Others have had similar experiences. :(


message 25: by Naomi (new)

Naomi (nchigh) | 543 comments Just finished Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories Vampires in the Lemon Grove Stories by Karen Russell and enjoyed reading short stories. She has some good descriptions. A bit odd for the stories and certainly imaginative.


message 26: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Naomi wrote: "Just finished Vampires in the Lemon Grove: StoriesVampires in the Lemon Grove Stories by Karen Russell and enjoyed reading short stories. She has some good descriptions. A bit odd for the stor..."

I'm in the queue waiting for this from the library. Glad you liked it!


message 27: by Naomi (new)

Naomi (nchigh) | 543 comments finished Navigating Early Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool This one was good too. Target Middle grades.

and NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
NOS4A2which was awesome by the way!


message 28: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Waiting in queue from my library for NOS4A2. Can't wait. I think Stephen King's boys are great writers.


message 29: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments I recently read This House is Haunted This House is Haunted by John Boyne (I rated this 4 stars)

Released: April 25th 2013

Genre: Ghost stories/ Horror/ Gothic

My review is below:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 30: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50037 comments Naomi wrote: "finished Navigating EarlyNavigating Early by Clare Vanderpool This one was good too. Target Middle grades.

and NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
NOS4A2which was awesome by the way!"


I really liked Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped Box and am looking forward to this one... some day.


message 31: by Josée Leon (new)

Josée Leon (join_bookland) I have NOS4A2 on my tablet. Can't wait to read it!


message 32: by Amber (new)

Amber I just finished The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout and really enjoyed it (4 stars).

I've also recently read Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella , which was a fun chick lit read, and The Burn Palace by Stephen Dobyns , which was a great mystery recommended by Stephen King.


message 33: by Amber (last edited May 25, 2013 07:37AM) (new)

Amber After looking at my 'read' list, I see a few more 2013 pubs I've finished in the last month-ish:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is a debut YA novel by Rainbow Rowell. The story takes place in the 80s, so it was a fun flashback to that era, but also a poignant reminder of the intensity of a first love.

The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen was a great chick lit read about a group of female friends. This was possibly my favorite by Sarah Pekkanen so far. . . This would make a great beach read.

Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge This was a great love story.

I think I was in just the right mood for all of my 2013 reads, because so far I haven't been let down by any of them.


message 34: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18196 comments Thanks everyone who said NOS4R2 was a good read - it's been on my TBR so I think I will bump it up now.

My favourite 2013 read so far has been The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley . A mixture of historical fiction, romance and paranormal. I gave it 5 stars.


message 35: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50037 comments I pre-ordered The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession on iBooks and it downloaded this morning. Now, I just have to read it before the end of the year for these awards. Hmmm.


message 36: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 2679 comments I really should stop looking in the thread, I keep adding way too many books! :)


message 37: by Cherie (last edited May 29, 2013 01:53PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20275 comments Lynn wrote: "I really should stop looking in the thread, I keep adding way too many books! :)"

:::LIKE:::: Me too! LOL!


message 38: by Cathie (last edited May 29, 2013 02:47PM) (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 915 comments Janice, I loved Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box. I ended up sleeping with the lights on...I kid you not!

I am on the waiting list at my library for The Dinner The Dinner by Herman Koch . I am 552 on a waiting list of 573!!! Again I kid not :-(

Am also on the waiting list for The Burgess Boys The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout - I'm # 168; should get this one a little sooner ;-)

On a really good point I just got The Rosie Project The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion from my library because I put my name on the list before they even ordered any copies and before anyone knew it was suppose to be so good! Yeah for me!! I'm really looking forward to reading this :-)


message 39: by Cathie (last edited May 29, 2013 02:46PM) (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 915 comments Amber, I'm on the waiting list at my library for Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell ; hopefully it will come in soon. It was one of my bookclubs BOTM's last month; apparently it is very good :-)


message 40: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50037 comments Cathie wrote: "Janice, I loved Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box. I ended up sleeping with the lights on...I kid you not!

I am on the waiting list at my library for The DinnerThe Dinner by Herman Koch. I am 55..."


The book that had me sleeping with the lights on was The Shining by Joe's father. A friend came to visit and we went to see the movie. In the middle of the night I heard some funny sounds and I was sure she was being murdered. LOL!

I hope you don't starve waiting for your Dinner. HEHEHE


message 41: by Cathie (last edited May 31, 2013 09:38AM) (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 915 comments That's what I'm hoping Judy ... or I'll do that myself, lol.

Right now though I am trying oh so hard Not to buy any new books. I have over 50 here on my bookshelf that I haven't even cracked open, calling out to me every day. When I bought every one of them, I thought, I want to read this right now, but I am always in the middle of reading something that I don't want to put down and then other wonderful titles keep popping up and well... you know, I buy them too, ROFLMOL :-)


message 42: by Naomi (new)

Naomi (nchigh) | 543 comments Finished Out of the Easy Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys .

I liked it. Good characters, good writing, fast-moving plot.


message 43: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 915 comments Wow Judy, you have had a lot of very good book reads :-)


message 44: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 915 comments What are your thoughts on Out of the Easy, Naomi?


message 45: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20275 comments Judy wrote: "Okay, here are another four books that I've read and reviewed.

After reading about how Michael Pollan Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation in a hot kitchen, I felt a need for reading Froze..."


Great transitions on your reading, Judy!


message 46: by Naomi (new)

Naomi (nchigh) | 543 comments Cathie wrote: "What are your thoughts on Out of the Easy, Naomi?"

I liked the story as far as it being very easy to read. I liked the characters. Her book Between Shades of Graywas better to me just because I was learning about a different aspect of WWII.


message 48: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments I'm adding another 5-star (IMHO) book: NOS4A2


message 49: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 915 comments Thanks for sharing Naomi :-)

Debra, I've only heard really great things about Hill's new book; I guess I should give in and add it to my TBR :-)


message 50: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments If you like dark fantasy/adventure, then you'll love it, Cathie!


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