Thursday, January 8, 2015

JoLee's Fourth Quarter Review

I'm linking up with Janssen of Everyday Reading again to give a quick(ish) recap of last quarter's reading. There are 33 books on the list this quarter. 5 were audio books. You have already seen many of these books on this blog. Others are slotted for upcoming posts, and some you may never see on the blog again.


  • Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot  (featured here)
  • The first in a streak of retellings.
  • The Fall by Bethany Griffin (featured here)
  • A creep reimagining of " The Fall of the House of Usher."
  • Only With You: A Modern Retelling of Emma by Cecilia Gray (featured here)
    Wherein all of Jane Austin's characters go to the same high school.
  • Love, Lucy by April Linder (feature upcoming)
  • Love Room with a View. Love Love, Lucy. 
  • Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff (audio) (feature upcoming)
  • A ghostly story that could be fun for Halloween or a sticky summer
  • The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde (featured here)
  •  Jasper Fforde is so incredibly weird in all the best possible ways.
  • Stray by Elissa Sussman (featured here)
  • A sinister fairy-tale setting.
  • Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond (audio) (featured here)
  • Romeo and Juliet as circus performers. 
  • The Wonder by Colleen Oakes (featured here)
  • The Queen of Heart's back story. 
  • The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
  • A book club pick about a woman who lives in a dump in Cambodia.
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (featured here)
  • Huge Maggie fan here.
  •  While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell (audio) (feature upcoming)
  •  I'm working on a Sleeping Beauty post.
  • Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo (featured here)
  • The graveyard setting was too good to pass up.
  • Famous Last Words by Katie Alender (feature upcoming)
  • This creepy ghost story surpassed expectations in the best of ways.
  • Firebug by Lish McBride (featured here)
  • Girls with fire magic. Perhaps the prettiest group of covers ever.
  • The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud (audio) 
  • I love Lucy, Lockwood, and George. More please. Tens stars for the audio version.
  • Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (featured here)
  • Wow. I liked this book so much more than I thought I would.
  • The Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney (featured here)
  •  A mash-up of circus performing and professional sports with elemental magic and genies. 
  • Empire of Shadows by Miriam Forster (featured here)
  • The Bhinian Empire is a great setting. 
  • Ignite by Sara B. Larson (featured here)
  • Better than the first in the series. 
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (featured here)
  • Love those parallel reality books.
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (audio)
  • My favorite book club pick of the year. 
  • Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas (featured here)
  • Darling Christmas Eve story. 
  • No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown (featured here)
  • A real beauty.
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (featured here)
  • Everyone else loved it, but I couldn't finish it.
  • Get Happy by Mary Amato (featured here)
  • A cute story about a girl and a ukelele.
  • Jackaby by William Ritter (audio) (feature upcoming)
  • Loved this quirky historical fantasy.
  • Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay (featured here)
  • I was absolutely blown away by this Sleeping Beauty story.
  • Twelfth Night by Deanna Raybourn (featured here)
  • I miss Lady Julia, so I was happy to get a little holiday novella.
  • The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McArthur (feature upcoming)
  • The storing and forgetting of memories. Such an interesting premise.
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (feature upcoming)
  • A great recommendation from a dear friend.
  • The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (feature upcoming)
  • I also loved the sequel.
  • The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (audio)
  • Fabulous conclusion to the Heroes of Olympus Series.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great list! I'm adding a few of these to my 2015 to-read list.
    Thanks for joining the link up!
    -Dana
    SomethingGoodBlog.com

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