My To-Be-Read List

I finished Gone Girl over the weekend. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised at it. Not to suggest that the book was at all pleasant–in fact, I think I enjoyed it mostly because it was so… terrifying? I guess terrifying is a good word for it. I’ll do a more coherent review about it later, but for now, let’s just leave it at that.

Anyway, with one official book marked off my list (my goal was to read 13 books in 2015, remember?) I was a bit at a loss at what to read next. A friend of mine told me that she’s reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and told me that I would probably like it. Which is nice, because I already own the book–had owned it for years–and yet had never read it before.

Going through my bookshelves, I realized that I owned a lot of books I hadn’t read yet.

Anyway, since Northanger Abbey is pretty short (my version, which is in a collection of Austen’s works, is only about 110 pages long) it’s not going to take me long to read it, even with the kind of learning curve for the writing style. So, I’m going to post a list of all the books I already have. Let me know if you’ve read/heard about any of these, and let me know which one you think I ought to read next. 🙂

Ready?

An Affair to Dismember by Elise Sax

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (I’m putting this on here because I have only read the first book–and a long time ago at that. I’d like to read the whole series over)

Carrie by Stephen King

City of Whispers by Marcia Muller

Confession of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

The Cursed by L. A. Banks (Book nine of the series)

Dire Needs by Stephanie Tyler

Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

Don’t Say a Word  by Beverly Barton

Emma by Jane Austen

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham

Hell Fire by Ann Aguirre

A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne

A Highland Werewolf Wedding by Terry Spear

Hive Monkey by Gareth L. Powell

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Kitty and The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn (I have the first five of this series, actually)

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley (I have the whole series, I think)

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler (First book of a series, of which I have like… five of?)

Waya’s Chosen by Patsy Deppe

A Werewolf in Seattle by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Wolf Fever by Terry Spear (Book six of the series)

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Yes, I know, I have a lot of wolf books. I have a thing for werewolves, okay? And I have only listed the earliest book in a series that I own–I actually have several of Terry Spear’s books, but Wolf Fever is the earliest book in her werewolf series. Same goes for L.A. Bank’s vampire series. When I worked at the bookstore, I had the opportunity to grab specific books (the titles changed from month to month) for dirt cheap. And yes, I had a tendency to fish out all the ones with wolves on the cover, or the titles that particularly grabbed my attention. Whatever. They were super cheap. I still have no regrets.

Anyway, anything you’ve already read or heard of? Anything you think I might like, or just want to hear my opinion on?

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Author: Eris O'Reilly

I'm a writer, artist, knitter, crocheter, cat wrangler, zombie hunter, and law enthusiast. Also, I am a complete and utter fangirl. I like silliness.

5 thoughts on “My To-Be-Read List”

  1. I love Jane Austen’s writing voice, so I imagine you’ll enjoy most of her books. Moonglow is good, very well-written, but I don’t like it as well as I’ve liked the other books in the Darkest London series (particularly Firelight and Winterblaze, which is actually my favorite).

    I liked The Friday Society, but it wasn’t quite as good as I was hoping for. (However, three ladies forming a friendship and being awesome fighting crime together? Yes.)

    And I am very much looking forward to reading A Hero at the End of the World!! 😀

    1. Awesome! And I had no idea Moonglow was a part of a series. (Like I said, I mostly just picked out the books that had pretty covers and/or interesting titles. XD) I’ll have to give it a try!

      And I am also very much looking forward to reading A Hero at the End of the World! 😀 😀 😀

      1. YESSS. Moonglow is book 2 in the Darkest London series, which goes: Firelight, Moonglow, Winterblaze, and Shadowdance. I believe the fifth book, Evernight, came out last year, and there are a few novellas between them.

        Kristen Callihan is a great writer, and the world she builds is fantastic. I think you’ll really like Daisy, the heroine in Moonglow. She’s a lot of fun. 🙂

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