Reader Confession… If new releases were put on hold for 3 months, which books (that you already own) would you catch up on?

by Maryse on August 29, 2018 · 51 comments

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Me, my sister, & my mom (the blondie on the right) from their latest trip here a couple of weeks ago. These are my closest reading buddies in the world!!! We’re HUGE book lovers.

Tasha started this one and oh how I LOVE this game!!! This question kind of reminds me of my “hurricane days” from last year. No electricity for a week, and nothing to do… nothing to cook, nothing to clean… just time to read. I had a make-shift pile of paper books I had been meaning to get to, just ready and waiting for me, and read and reeeeeeeead… I DID. I was SO happy (even if I was hot and sticky and sick of what I was eating) but to be honest? A whole week of just reading what I had been wanting to read? BEST WEEK EVER!! ;)

And while none of these are reader recommendations (YET!!) these are what we want to read badly. Let us know your lists, and if you’ve read one on our list and recommend it, let us know too. :D

Tasha: My brain wanders constantly and I was thinking (as I was browning my meat) that I was so overwhelmed with all the books I wanted to read coming out soon or now or just in the last few weeks and THEN thinking my gosh, but I’d really like to tackle (yada, yada, yada) first and wouldn’t it be nice if the book world would pause for just a little while so I can catch up and not miss anything spectacular?

And it’s fun to read all of yours. I screenshot so I don’t miss any goodies and while I read it’s yes! yes! yes, that 1! Oooh, that sounds good! Oh, I forgot that one, that too! :P

➔➔➔ If all new releases were put on hold for 3 months. Nothing new from now until December 1st, which 5-10 books that you already own would you play catch up on?

Ooooh now I’m excited!! It gives me a chance to build my TBR list again and yet, I have all of these already. Very cool!

Here’s my list!! :D

  1. All of the books I own by Carian Cole. Ashes & Embers Series Collection (Books 1 to 4) &  Torn (Devils Wolves Book 1). So many of you are crazy about both of her series, and I’ve been wanting to read them so badly.
  2. The Simple Wild: A Novel and Keep Her Safe: A Novel <— The two latest release by K.A. Tucker (I have them both and I LOVE her).
  3. Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil <— highly recommended by both Tasha and bev, so it’s a must read!!
  4. The Jack & Jill series by Jewel E. Ann <— also highly recommended by so many, and even my very best book friends can’t believe I haven’t read these yet. And! I love this author’s other books.
  5. The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels) <— historical romance, which is not normally my thing, but a few of my friends lost their mind over this one… and historical romance isn’t normally “their thing” either!!!
  6. Vicious (Sinners of Saint) by L.J. Shen <— can’t resist a good “bully book” and supposedly he’s a GRADE A JERK!!
  7. Lessons In Corruption (The Fallen Men Series Book 1) by Giana Darling <— BOTH books… I hear they are forbiddeny and shocking and amazing.
  8. 47 Things & One More Thing: (a 47 Things novel) by Lilliana Anderson <— TOTAL blurb jolt!!!
  9. Thicker than Blood by Madeline Sheehan & Claire C. Riley <— I love post-apocalyptic, and my best book buds loved this one!
  10. The entire “Charley Davidson” series by Darynda Jones series <— I’ve been collecting them, and have a ton, and I hear these are some of the BEST, funniest paranormal romance or urban fantasy books ever. I WANT TO READ THEM!!! P.S. Author “fun fact” Did you know Darynda Jones puts mustard on her french fries, like I do?? ;)
  11. Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep: A Novel (The Shining Book 2) or Mr. Mercedes: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy Book 1)… both actually, because I love scary books! :D
           

 

Okay so, in the grand scheme of things, considering I’ve included series, that’s a whole lot more than 10 books. ;) Still… definitely this list, for me. :D

Okay now you guys!!

Leslie M: Ok Tasha, I will play. (Are you channeling your inner Bev?)

  1. Neighbors (A Twin Estates Novel Book 1) – Stylo Fantome
  2. Love In Rewind (Audio Fools Book 1) – Tali Alexander
  3. The Simple Wild: A Novel – K.A. Tucker
  4. The Upside of Falling (The Blue Line Duet Book 1) – Meghan Quinn
  5. That Guy – Kim Jones
  6. Perfect Love Story (Love Series Book 1) – Natasha Madison
  7. Speakeasy (True North Book 5) – Sarina Bowen
  8. Waking Olivia – Elizabeth O’Rourke
  9. Bring Down the Stars (Beautiful Hearts Duet Book 1) – Emma Scott
  10. Bad at Love: A Standalone Friends-to-Lovers Romance – Karina Halle
         

R: My problem is, most of these are paperbacks so I’d have to be super into them to keep from DNF’ing!

  1. The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman Trilogy Book 1) – Paullina Simons
  2. Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde
  3. The Man in the Black Suit – Sylvain Reynard
  4. The Hating Game: A Novel – Sally Thorne
  5. Try (Temptation Series Book 1) – Ella Frank
  6. After the Rain: A Novel – Renee Carlino
  7. Midnight Lily – Mia Sheridan
  8. The Promise of Stardust: A Novel – Priscille Sibley
  9. Room: A Novel – Emma Donoghue
  10. On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft – Stephen King
         

bev: 3 months to read 5-10 used to be such an easy feat. But let’s see. Either glom a series like the Kate Daniels or Anna & Charles one.  But individual books would probably be:

  1. Scandalized by Tara Frejas. She works in the world of kpop.
  2. Goody Two Shoes: Romantic Comedy (Scottish Highlands Book 2) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson. A MichelleS rec.
  3. Pas De Deux: A Dance For Two by Lynn Turner. A ballerina heroine.
  4. Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World Book 1) by Rebecca Roanhorse. A new UF series.
  5. By the Book: A Book Club Recommendation! by Julia Sonneborn. I love Persuasion.
  6. Object of Desire by Dal Maclean. I loved her first book.
  7. The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) by Holly Black. I loved a prior book and Tessa loved this.
  8. Ghosted by JM Darhower. Cause everyone on here recs it.
  9. Abroad: Book Two by Liz Jacobs. A review made me think, ” I have to buy it and read it right now!” And I never did.
  10. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. A Christmas present from Nay and it sounds dreamy.
         

Tessa: Bev, Strange the Dreamer was so good and so enchanting.  :) I’m mentioning that one because it’s rarely mentioned here, and I just enjoyed it so much. 

  1. Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book 2) by Laini Taylor. (Why haven’t I read this yet?)
  2. The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1): A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson
  3. Guild Wars: Edge of Destiny by J Robert King
  4. The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
  5. Gods and Fighting Men:The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland – Annotated Celtics’ People History by Lady Gregory (It’s a book of the original myths from Ireland)
  6. Empire of Storms (Throne Of Glass Series Book 5) by Sarah J Maas
  7. King’s Cage (Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard
  8. The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter
       

Tasha: 

  1. Everything You Want Me to Be: A Novel by Mindy Majia
  2. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry: A Novel by Fredrik Bachman
  3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  4. The Mason List: A Coming of Age Love Story by S.D. Hendrickson
  5. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
  6. What the Dead Know: A Novel by Laura Lippman
  7. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
  8. We Never Asked for Wings: A Novel by Venessa Diffenbaugh
  9. The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike Book 1) by Robert Galbraith
  10. The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy) by Katherine Arden
I’m totally saving this post. SO many of these sound good! I love your list, Maryse! And so many off of everyone else that’s posted that I wanna check out too! But, I suppose I should read the ones I have 1st right? :P
         

Robin: This sounds fun! Okay here’s my top ten I’d read if new releases stopped for a few months.

  1. Binding 13: Boys of Tommen #1 by Chloe Walsh
  2. Vincent’s Immortal Curse: Kings of Afterlife Book 1 (Afterlife saga 14) series by Stephanie Hudson
  3. Cutting Edge series by CD Reiss
  4. The Surviving Trace (Surviving Time Series Book 1) by Calia Read
  5. Hydraulic Level 5 (The Hydraulic Series Book 1) by Sarah Latchaw
  6. Lake Silence (World of the Others, The) by Anne Bishop
  7. Wager (Blended Book 7) by Erica Chilson
  8. Malachi and I by JJ McAvoy
  9. DAMIEN (Slater Brothers Book 5) by L A Casey
  10. The Prophecy (A Titan Novel Book 4) by Jennifer Arementrout…yes I still haven’t read this!

         

Cheryl: Not easy to do. Took a while and I’m still not 100% sure that I wouldn’t change a few of these.

  1. Movie Trilogy series by Kimberly Adams. Couldn’t wait for it to be complete, but for some reason I keep putting off reading it.
  2. Atheists Who Kneel and Pray: a romance novel by Tarryn Fisher
  3. Someone Else’s Ocean by Kate Stewart
  4. Rivers by S.L. Scott
  5. Eternally North by Tillie Cole. Will there ever be a sequel to this???
  6. The Studying Hours: How to Date a Douchebag by Sara Ney
  7. Miss February & Mrs. February by Karen Cimms
  8. On the Island: A Novel by Tracey Garvis Graves
  9. And finish off the series I’ve been reading-
  10. Surrender (Harris Brothers Book 4) by Amy Daws
  11. Dominate (Harris Brothers Book 5)by Amy Daws

         

Janie Otero: Oh man….where do I even start? There are so many that I haven’t read yet…. I should make it a goal to actually read all of these before I let myself buy another book but I don’t have the willpower lol! Here goes:

  1. The Bitterroot Inn (Jamison Valley Book 5) by Devney Perry
  2. The Kept Woman: A Novel (Will Trent) by Karin Slaughter
  3. Pieces of Her: A Novel by Karin Slaughter
  4. Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
  5. The Liar by Nora Roberts
  6. Naked in Death (In Death, Book 1) by J.D Robb
  7. Ten Reasons to Stay (The Risky Hearts Duet Book 1) by Candace Knoebel
  8. A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner
  9. The Date: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist by Louise Jensen
  10. Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley Series, Book 1) by Ava Miles

I have so many more, but I will leave it at that :)

         

Christine: I just paused the new release browsing and read two books that I owned , but never read –

  1. Bright Side and
  2. The Hating Game: A Novel
 

I feel like I won the lottery! Both were amazing and I can’t believe that I waited on them. Pauses are definitely good for the soul.

Jen C: I love this! I try to read one “old” book every couple of weeks to try and make my way through the ridiculous TBR but yeah. Never going to get there lol.

  1. Bright Side by Kim Holden
  2. Hades Hangmen series by Tillie Cole (only read book 1)
  3. The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
  4. Flat-Out Celeste (Flat-Out Love Book 3) by Jessica Park
  5. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  6. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  7. The Redhead Series: The Unidentified Redhead, The Redhead Revealed, The Redhead Plays Her Hand by Alice Clayton
  8. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  9. Heart Of Marley by TK Leigh
  10. Marrow by Tarryn Fisher (scared of this one!)

         

Jan: I love reading everyone’s lists. They’re reminding me of some I wanna read too.

  1. My Beautiful Enemy (Heart of Blade Book 2) by Sherry Thomas
  2. Ravensong (Green Creek Book 2) TJ Klune
  3. The Perils of Pleasure: Pennyroyal Green Series Julie Anne Long
  4. Red Rooster (Sons of Rome Book 2) Lauren Gilley
  5. Mists of The Serengeti Leylah Attar
  6. The Man Who Won the World (1) O. E. Boroni
  7. Iced: Fever Series Book 6 Karen Marie Moning
  8. All In (High Stakes) Simona Arhnstedt
  9. La Belle Sauvage Philip Pullman
  10. A Rogue of Her Own (Windham Brides) Grace Burrowes

         

Julie O: 

  1. I have NEVER read a Colleen Hoover book so would start on those.
  2. EXPERIMENT IN TERROR series
  3. Keep hearing about some guy named Barrons so should prob read that one.
  4. Catchup on Stephen King and Joe Hill.
  5. THAT MAN series is always brought up over the years and I purchased and always planned to get to it.
  6. Finish the INFINITY series.

I have so many on my kindle I could prob read for three years and still not get to the end. That makes me happy!

      

Teri: ASHES & EMBERS! (ooohhhh aaahhhh) This is what I am taking with me on vacation. Ten days and counting and no, I am not going to Russia :-)

There are so many good books and I realized that I have books from years and years ago that are still sitting on my TBR list, sigh. 1-Click wonders that are eating away at me whispering “Teri, read me next!” The angst. I cannot take it!

Bigchick: Paradise (The Paradise series Book 1) - Judith McNaught. Three words; troubled marriage,angst, second chance

Michele G: Oh my – just when I think I have every book possible on my TBR – there are lists like these….yikes! I’ll never catch up – my apologies to those on GR who get updates when I add things…my daughter sent me a notification that I added 36 items yesterday – I’m pretty sure she thinks I’ve lost my mind :-)

Ok, I’m throwing mine in as well – -

  1. Bright Side by Kim Holden
  2. Bring Down the Stars (Beautiful Hearts Duet Book 1) by Emma Scott
  3. The Upside of Falling (The Blue Line Duet Book 1) by Meghan Quinn
  4. Transcend (The Transcend Duet Book 1) by Jewel E. Ann
  5. Someone Else’s Ocean by Kate Stewart
  6. Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
  7. Blood Type (Blood Type Book 1) by K.A. Linde
  8. Fearless: The Complete Novel (Dartmoor Book 1) by Lauren Gilley
  9. Full Tilt by Emma Scott
  10. 10. The rest of Hettie Ivers Werelock Revolution series which I got hooked on during a challenge (read something where the author’s last name is I) – yep, so now I need to see what happens next…

         

Sandi: …I have about 200 I haven’t read and over 300 on my amazon wish list. Everyone keeps posting these books that sound great so I keep buying. I need amazon to shut down for a few months so I can catch up. But my list would include:

  1. The Air He Breathes Brittainy Cherry ( or anything by her)
  2. The Ex-Wife: A nail biting gripping psychological thriller Jess Ryder
  3. Full Tilt and
  4. Bring Down the Stars (Beautiful Hearts Duet Book 1) Emma Scott
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses Sarah Maas
  6. Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers Book 1) J.A. Redmerski (no, I still haven’t read it)

     

Grey: Geez… I’m gonna have to really think on this 10 books business, I could make a dissertation, you know? Is this based on covers, (plethora or lack thereof of glitter?? *giggle*) Hmm… And I already have to own them?? *Clears throat* Ok, I’ll have you know, I’ve been working on this list for the better part of 3 hours. *Sets off glitter cannon*

  1. Crew (Crew Series Book 1) by Tijan
  2. Picture Perfect Cowboy (The Original Sinners) by Tiffany Reisz (I have an ARC, lol, I know I’m cheating because it’s not out yet, but I already have it!)
  3. Elite (Eagle Elite Book 1) by Rachel Van Dyken
  4. The Pebble Jar by H.A. Robinson
  5. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass series Book 1) by Sarah J. Maas
  6. Maldeamores: (Lovesick) by Mara White
  7. Shame Me Not by Fiona Cole
  8. Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet Book 1) by Aly Martinez
  9. The Peer and the Puppet (When Rivals Play Book 1) by BB Reid
  10. The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

*whew* I’m exhausted by all that. I think it’s time for Godiva and Moscato…

         

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Robyn August 29, 2018 at 3:10 PM

This sounds fun! Okay here’s my top ten I’d read if new releases stopped for a few months.
1- Binding 13 by Chloe Walsh
2- Vincent’s Immortal Curse Kings of the Afterlife series by Stephanie Hudson
3- Cutting Edge series by CD Reiss
4- The Surviving Trace by Calia Read
5- Hydraulic Level Five by Sarah Latchaw
6- Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
7- Wager by Erica Chilson
8- Malachi and I by JJ McAvoy
9- Damien by L A Casey
10- The Prophecy by Jennifer Arementrout…yes I still haven’t read this!

Cheryl August 29, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Not easy to do. Took a while and I’m still not 100% sure that I wouldn’t change a few of these.
1. Movie Trilogy series by Kimberly Adams. Couldn’t wait for it to be complete, but for some reason I keep putting off reading it.
2. Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher
3. Someone Else’s Ocean by Kate Stewart
4. Rivers by S.L. Scott
5. Eternally North by Tillie Cole. Will there ever be a sequel to this???
6. How to Date a Douchebag by Sara Ney
7. Miss February & Mrs. February by Karen Cimms
8. On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
And finish off the series I’ve been reading-
9. Surrender by Amy Daws
10. Dominate by Amy Daws

Janie Otero August 29, 2018 at 4:50 PM

Oh man….where do I even start? There are so many that I haven’t read yet…. I should make it a goal to actually read all of these before I let myself buy another book but I don’t have the willpower lol!
Here goes:

1. The Bitter Root in by Devney Perry
2. The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter
3. Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
4. Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
5. The Liar by Nora Roberts
6. Naked In Death by J.D Robb
7. Ten Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel
8. A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner
9. The Date by Louise Jensen
10. Nora Roberts Land by Ava Miles

I have so many more, but I will leave it at that :)

Tasha J August 29, 2018 at 6:39 PM

I’m totally saving this post. SO many of these sound good! I love your list, Maryse! And so many off of everyone else that’s posted that I wanna check out too! But, I suppose I should read the ones I have 1st right? :P

Sherry :) August 29, 2018 at 6:50 PM

Love your pic with mom and your sister

Christine August 29, 2018 at 7:57 PM

I just paused the new release browsing and read two books that I owned , but never read – Bright Side and The Hating Game. I feel like I won the lottery! Both were amazing and I can’t believe that I waited on them. Pauses are definitely good for the soul.

bev August 29, 2018 at 8:17 PM

So, I’ve read a Carian Cole and just didnt work for me. The Highwayman didnt either. It is super over the top. You have to read it expecting that. Also, Lessons in Corruption was a DNF.

I liked The Bronze Horsman even if some unnamed people made me travel to Russia on my own.
And the Hating Game was one of my favorites the year I read it.

I did really like The Bear and The Nightengale too. I need to read the sequel.

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 10:07 PM

LOL on going to Russia alone bev… I remember that week. It was hard on you. ;)

R. Renee August 29, 2018 at 10:10 PM

I’ll be going to Russia alone soon. The pressure to go to Russia at all is immense.

bev August 29, 2018 at 10:32 PM

Pack well. You will be there awhile.

R. Renee August 29, 2018 at 10:33 PM

Oy. That’s what I hear.

And OMG Maryse! That pic of you guys is too cute! I’m just seeing it!

Jen C August 29, 2018 at 10:35 PM

I love this! I try to read one “old” book every couple of weeks to try and make my way through the ridiculous TBR but yeah. Never going to get there lol.

1. Bright Side by Kim Holden
2. Hades Hangmen series by Tillie Cole (only read book 1)
3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
4. Flat-Out Celeste by Jessica Park
5. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
6. Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
7. The Redhead Series by Alice Clayton
8. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
9. Heart of Marley by TK Leigh
10. Marrow by Tarryn Fisher (scared of this one!)

bev August 29, 2018 at 11:00 PM

Jen. C. Jellico. Road.
Seriously.
You don’t even know.

Jan August 30, 2018 at 2:40 AM

I love reading everyone’s lists. They’re reminding me of some I wanna read too.

1. My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas
2. Ravensong TJ Klune
3. The Perils of Pleasure Julie Anne Long
4. Red Rooster Lauren Gilley
5. Mists of the Serengeti Leylah Attar
6. The Man Who Won the World O. E. Boroni
7. Iced Karen Marie Moning
8. All In Simona Arhnstedt
9. La Belle Sauvage Philip Pullman
10. A Rogue of Her Own Grace Burrowes

JulieO August 30, 2018 at 5:21 AM

I have NEVER read a Colleen Hoover book so would start on those.
EXPERIMENT IN TERROR series
Keep hearing about some guy named Barron so should prob read that one.
Catchup on Stephen King and Joe Hill.
THAT MAN series is always brought up over the years and I purchased and always planned to get to it.
Finish the INFINITY series.
I have so many on my kindle I could prob read for three years and still not get to the end.
That makes me happy!

Leslie M August 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Let the record show that *I* did in fact accompany bev to Russia. Wow! That was one loooooooooong journey.

Leslie M August 30, 2018 at 7:05 AM

JulieO, I must insist that you read It Ends With Us. Do not pass go, do not collect $100, just grab your ereader and dive in!!!

Leslie M August 30, 2018 at 7:09 AM

Maryse, your family selfie is adorbs! I took a bunch of goofy ones last week on vacay with my fam and you guys are definitely cuter. ;)

Jenn August 30, 2018 at 7:41 AM

I was reading everyone’s posts and had this big response to what everyone would read based on what I have read from each post and than I feel like someone slapped me because OMG Julie O has never read a CoHo book-you really can’t go wrong with any of them, however my favorite was “Hopeless”. I guess as shocked as I am that you haven’t read one of her books-I have never read a Kristen Ashley book.

Teri Rouse August 30, 2018 at 10:35 AM

ASHES & EMBERS! (ooohhhh aaahhhh) This is what I am taking with me on vacation. Ten days and counting and no, I am not going to Russia :-)

There are so many good books and I realized that I have books from years and years ago that are still sitting on my TBR list, sigh. 1-Click wonders that are eating away at me whispering “Teri, read me next!” The angst. I cannot take it!

Bigchik August 30, 2018 at 11:15 AM

Paradise- Judith mcnaught.Three words; troubled marriage,angst, second chance

Michele G August 30, 2018 at 12:37 PM

Oh my – just when I think I have every book possible on my TBR – there are lists like these….yikes! I’ll never catch up – my apologies to those on GR who get updates when I add things…my daughter sent me a notification that I added 36 items yesterday – I’m pretty sure she thinks I’ve lost my mind :-)

Michele G August 30, 2018 at 12:55 PM

Ok, I’m throwing mine in as well – -

1. Bright Side by Kim Holden
2. Bring Down the Stars by Emma Scott
3. The Upside of Falling by Meghan Quinn
4. Transcend by Jewel E. Ann
5. Someone Else’s Ocean by Kate Stewart
6. Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
7. Blood Type by K.A. Linde
8. Fearless by Lauren Gilley
9. Full Tilt by Emma Scott
10. The rest of Hettie Ivers Werelock Revolution series which I got hooked on during a challenge (read something where the author’s last name is I) – yep, so now I need to see what happens next…

JulieO August 30, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Leslie M-
IT ENDS WITH US is now on my TBR list which has 15 books on it.
Jenn-
HOPELESS is now on my TBR also. But you have to get on the Kristin Ashley parade. My favorites: AT PEACE ( Joe is my all time book boyfriend). SWEET DREAMS, LADY LUCK, MOTORCYCLE MAN, HEAVEN AND HELL, and THE GOLDEN DYNASTY. Want to hear back from you and I will let you guys know.

Tessa August 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM

MARYSE!!! MARYSE!!!! MARYSE!!! MARYSE!!!!

Put Vicious in your DNF pile. I absolutely loved it but I know you won’t. It has the same issue that Fear Me and Consequences had that you hated.

Anyone without that issue, go forth and read Vicious. It was awesome. :)

bev August 30, 2018 at 5:08 PM

Do you see fate working?

Amy and Maryse fate wants you to buddy watch that drama with me.

Jenn August 30, 2018 at 6:22 PM

JulieO-Yes I agree I need to but Holy Mother of God-it is so overwhelming-she has so many books most of if not all are series. I have many times said “self let’s read a Kristen Ashley book” and then I get so lost in trying to figure out where the hell to start I give up. I know I’m missing out, the first one you mention is At Peace, so maybe I’ll start there. Let me know when/if you read “ Hopeless”.

Teri Rouse August 30, 2018 at 6:26 PM

Jenn – The Golden Dynasty was FANTASTIC!!

Sandi August 30, 2018 at 6:28 PM

Same here, Michele. I have about 200 I haven’t read and over 300 on my amazon wish list. Everyone keeps posting these books that sound great so I keep buying. I need amazon to shut down for a few months so I can catch up. But my list would include:
The air he breathes Brittainy Cherry ( or anything by her)
The ex wife Jess Ryder
Full Tilt and Bring Down the Stars Emma Scott
Court of Thorns and Roses Sarah Maas
Killing Serai J.A. Redmerski (no, I still haven’t read it)

Cheryl August 30, 2018 at 8:37 PM

Uh, Tessa what’s the “issue?”

Tessa August 30, 2018 at 9:10 PM

Sent it to GR for you Cheryl

JulieO August 30, 2018 at 9:20 PM

Jenn
Many of KA’s books can be read as standalones. Motorcycle Man should prob be read in order but the others I mentioned are ok to read on their own.
Tessa
VISCIOUS was great! Read the series but of course as usual the first is the best. Give it a go Maryse!

Jenn August 31, 2018 at 9:33 AM

Thank you JulieO and Teri Rouse. I feel like if I started to read her books and nothing but her books it would take me a year if not longer that fact alone is just wow but at least you two have given me a place to start and I thank you.

JulieO August 31, 2018 at 5:57 PM

Jenn
I can only read 2 books of any series at a time then I just need to switch things up. KA has a unique writing style. Sometimes her one sentence can end up a whole paragraph which can end up most of a page. This drives some readers crazy but just go with it.
If you read AT PEACE you might go to THE GOLDEN DYNASTY next. Will give you a good mix.

Jan August 31, 2018 at 5:57 PM

*wrestles Julie O for custody of Joe from At Peace* Sorry Julie, he’s mine!

Michelle you have to read Fearless. A really great series.

Jan August 31, 2018 at 5:59 PM

Maryse that is a super cute photo up there! It’s great to have other book lovers in your family, isn’t it?

Tessa September 1, 2018 at 8:45 PM

JulieO, it was one of my favorites of last year. But Maryse has a thing and it would hit that thing. Something that makes her DNF a book. :)

JulieO September 1, 2018 at 10:08 PM

Tessa
We’re talking VISCIOUS right?
What thing does Maryse have about this book . It’s a bully book and they always have touchy things. Now I really want to know. Maryse just confess so I will quit mulling this over in my mind.

bev September 1, 2018 at 10:10 PM

Did he get physical with her? The hero in the book?
If I remember correctly that is why Maryse didnt like Fear Me.

Tessa September 2, 2018 at 12:04 AM

Yeah.

JulieO September 2, 2018 at 2:08 AM

Tessa
You know I don’t even remember that. It couldn’t have been a huge part or would have stood out to me.

JulieO September 2, 2018 at 2:11 AM

Makes me think I should read again.

Maryse September 2, 2018 at 10:58 AM

bev yes, that’s exactly what has me DNF’ing… I don’t mind reading about obnoxiously bossy or possessive/jealous heroes, as long as they are ALSO protective and loving.

Mental or physical abuse just kills it for me.

Johanne Pearl Couturier September 2, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Hi girls !!! With me, it’s not if there was NO new book releases… it would be more like “if I had no more job so that I could READ ALL DAY !” ha ha ha

For sure, I’d continue the Evangeline Anderson “Bride of the Kindred” series !! She keeps them coming and I’m stalled ! Maybe I could be able to keep up with her ! ha ha ha

Oh !!! And I just bought Final Girls by Riley Sager. I like thrillers… The 3 girls survived some massive killings that took place in front of them, each on their own. They do not know each other, just that they are survivors. And then one day, one of the 3 survivors knocks on another’s door and announces that they are now 2. I have goose bumps just thinking about it. THAT I WANT TO READ NOW !!!! lol

Janie Otero September 2, 2018 at 1:03 PM

Has anyone read anything from their list yet?!

R. Renee September 2, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Ha! Nope. But I talked about reading Try. Does that count?

bev September 2, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Almost done with my #5 and going onto my #3 after.
But I’d planned to read them when I made my list.
I didnt agonize over my list just put down the books that I think about reading or that always catch my eye when I scroll through my library.

Hello Maryse ‘s sister.

JulieO September 2, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Johanne
Thanks for heads up on Final Girls. Love books like that. Kinda pricey for my kindle so I bought a used hardback (said like new) for $5 and free shipping. So am happy. Thanks again!

JulieO September 2, 2018 at 3:19 PM

Renee
Some days that counts.

Jody September 2, 2018 at 9:16 PM

My problem is prices. There are tons of things I would like to read but the prices don’t drop, they aren’t available in KU or at my library. I’ve read over 100 books a year for the last 4+ years. (Thanks goodreads reading challenge.) So I can’t buy all the books…

BUT… I have 3 Christopher Pike books I haven’t read. I’m not sure why I haven’t touched them. It’s a weird place to be, wanting to read them but not. Back in the day, I used to buy his books as soon as they were out and devour them that same day. Haha.. going to the mall to buy books… I can still picture Waldenbooks..

JulieO September 2, 2018 at 10:19 PM

I loved going to bookstores. Back when you didn’t know what was coming out, reading the backs of the books, it was kind of quiet and everyone seemed respectful of your space. Having to select 5 paperbacks out of the 8 you have selected bc of your budget. I spent many afternoons by myself very happy in those places.

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