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November 29th, 2012
Thirteen Books On My To-Read Pile

Thursday Thirteen

I have some great books on my to-read pile at present. Today I’m sharing thirteen of them. This year I’ve tended to read in gulps with a run on particular genre. At present I’m glomming on YA books.

Thirteen Books On My To-read Pile

  1. Touch by Jus Accardo – (Young Adult) When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.
  2. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – (Young Adult) The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe.
  3. Fever by Joan Swan – (Sort of a paranormal/rom suspense) Dr. Alyssa Foster will admit to a bad boy fetish…But when she finds herself face to face with a convicted murderer with a ripped body, a determination for freedom and an eye on her as his get out of jail free card, Alyssa knows she’s in deep trouble…. Not just because Teague Creek is a prisoner desperate for freedom, but because his every touch makes her desperate for more.
  4. Fearless Love by Meg Benjamin – (Small town contemporary) This is the latest in the Konigsburg series. I had the first one and after reading it, grabbed the rest. Sweet music doesn’t come without a few sour notes. MG Carmody never figured her musical dreams would crash against the reality of Nashville. Now the only thing she has going for her is her late grandfather’s chicken farm, which comes with molting hens that won’t lay, one irascible rooster, and a huge mortgage held by a ruthless opponent—her Great Aunt Nedda.
  5. InBetween by Tara Fuller – (Young Adult)  Death doesn’t fall in love. Usually.
  6. The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear by M Pax – (New Adult Urban Fantasy) Graduation from community college isn’t the magic elixir Hetty Locklear counts on for becoming an adult. Her parents, who work the Renaissance fair circuit, insist she spend part of the summer with them. Hetty doubts pretending to live in the Middle Ages will help her find her way.
  7. Ten Reasons Not to Date a Cop by Amie Louellen -  (Contemporary) Growing up a police chief’s daughter, Kaylee Stephens saw firsthand how arrogant cop attitudes affect a marriage. Not for her, no sir. But when a priceless, pre-Columbian statue comes up missing, the day-school teacher finds herself in the middle of a police investigation. And face-to-face with sexy Detective Lucas Blackfox, her brothers’ old high school chum.
  8. Spark by Brigid Kemmerer – (Young Adult) Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.
  9. Revived by Cat Patrick – (Young Adult) Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive.
  10. Glitch by Heather Anastasiu – (Young Adult) Zoe lives in a world free of pain and war. Like all members of the Community, she has a small implanted chip protecting her from the destructive emotions that destroyed the Old World. Until her hardware starts to glitch.
  11. Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe – (Contemporary) a RITA winner. Matilda Geoffrey risked it all for love. She left Australia to be with Barry—the man who had swept her off her virtual feet. Now, wearing a wedding dress, she’s alone on Main Street in small-town Wisconsin, and things aren’t working out exactly as planned.
  12. The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardener – (Historical) A cavalry captain returns from the Napoleonic wars to find the doors of London society closed to him. Then a missing girl and horrific corpse plunge Captain Gabriel Lacey into the dark underworld of Regency London.
  13. Destined For An Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost – (Vampire Paranormal) My author find of the year. I love that I have a huge backlist to catch up on. This is book four in the Night Huntress series featuring half vampire Kat and her vampire lover Bones. Just really enjoy this series.

My other standout author find this year is Bec McMaster. I read her debut book Kiss of Steel a couple of weeks ago. It’s a historical/steampunk/vampire mix, and I just loved it. I found it original and different, and it appeased my love of history and paranormal romance. Great characterization too.

Do you have any stand out author finds for this year?

    23 comments to “Thirteen Books On My To-Read Pile”

    1. Norma
      November 29th, 2012 at 5:05 am · Link

      You’re doing books, I’m doing magazines. It’s a good thing I belong to a book club, or I’d never read fiction or mystery.



      • Shelley Munro
        November 29th, 2012 at 11:40 am · Link

        On my way over. I love magazines.



    2. CountryDew
      November 29th, 2012 at 5:19 am · Link

      Wow, you better get to reading! I am currently in a nonfiction reading zone, which I hope to get through soon as I am missing my novels. Your list makes me want to toss away that book on Self-Esteem and head into a better place via a book!



      • Shelley Munro
        November 29th, 2012 at 11:42 am · Link

        LOL – I only read non-fiction if it’s for research. I’m being hopeful that I can get through these in the next couple of months.



    3. Kimberly Menozzi
      November 29th, 2012 at 6:06 am · Link

      Well, I won’t keep you – you’ve got too much reading to do. ;)

      Happy TT!



    4. Stephanie Sullivan
      November 29th, 2012 at 7:15 am · Link

      Those are great choices, Shelley! I see some favorites of mine in there too – namely, Fiona Lowe and Meg Benjamin. Happy Thursday! :)



      • Shelley Munro
        November 29th, 2012 at 11:43 am · Link

        I’ve been reading a lot of Meg’s books. I enjoy small town stories.



    5. Lydia K
      November 29th, 2012 at 7:52 am · Link

      So many good ones on here, but I really want to read Spark!



      • Shelley Munro
        November 29th, 2012 at 11:43 am · Link

        I’m looking forward to Spark. It’s a great series.



    6. Alice Audrey
      November 29th, 2012 at 8:06 am · Link

      You’ve got a few on here that I want to add to my pile.



      • Shelley Munro
        November 29th, 2012 at 11:44 am · Link

        I’ve picked up most of these after Tuesday Teaser. Very handy for adding to my pile!



    7. Angela Brown
      November 29th, 2012 at 10:50 am · Link

      Several of these titles are on my my TBR as well. And I’ve found some good ones to add to it. Thanks for the list :-)



      • Shelley Munro
        November 29th, 2012 at 11:45 am · Link

        I’m always glad to pass on book ideas :)



    8. Savannah Chase
      November 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm · Link

      Wow what a list..I gotta check some of these out…



      • Shelley Munro
        November 30th, 2012 at 1:02 am · Link

        If you enjoy YA there are one good ones here.



    9. The Gal Herself
      November 29th, 2012 at 6:22 pm · Link

      “Ten Reasons Not to Date a Cop” sounds esp. intriguing to me. I hope you’ll report back after you finish it.



      • Shelley Munro
        November 30th, 2012 at 1:03 am · Link

        I hope to get to it during my holiday. I’ll definitely report back.



    10. Mary Kirkland
      November 29th, 2012 at 7:18 pm · Link

      I just got Untamed by Sara Humphreys, in the mail. so I need to read that.

      Others in my tbr list are…

      Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks

      Mate Claimed by Jennifer Ashley

      Shadows Claim by Kresley Cole

      Bear Meets Girl by Shelley Laurenston



      • Shelley Munro
        November 30th, 2012 at 1:04 am · Link

        I like Jennifer Ashley. I’m behind in her shifter series.



    11. Heather
      November 29th, 2012 at 9:54 pm · Link

      HA! Someone got hooked on Jeaniene Frost. You have a lot of great reading ahead of you there. One of the new-to-me authors I discovered this year was Patricia Briggs. Friend and I had a lot of fun seeking out her entire backlist. Also enjoyed the books by Tami Hoag I read.



      • Shelley Munro
        November 30th, 2012 at 1:05 am · Link

        Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series is awesome. I really like it.

        And yes, the Jeaniene Frost books are plentiful. Yay!



    12. Brinda
      November 30th, 2012 at 7:17 am · Link

      I’m a huge fan of Joan Swan’s and loved Fever. I also have some of your TBR books on my reader as well. Touch and the Renaissance of Hettie Locklear are two that I hope to read very soon.