Thursday, September 27, 2012

Simon Says...Read!


I was reading One Magic Bean Buyer's blog this morning and noticed that she is doing the Fall Into Reading challenge.  I thought it looked interesting, so I stopped on by Callipidder Days to check it out.  So now I've decided to do it and that I need to pick some books to read!

Due to my reading slump, I threw the question out to the Facebook world: what should I read? Couple that with the book recs I got yesterday and I've got the following books:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murde...The Night CircusGone GirlNationReady Player OneTenAnna Dressed in Blood (Anna...Midnight Rising: John Brown...Mr. American
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, Joanne Fluke
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
Nation, Terry Pratchet
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

Ten, Gretchen McNeil
Anna Dressed In Blood, Kendare Blake
Midnight Rising, Tony Horwitz
Mr. American, George MacDonald Fraser

These are the books that are either coming out this fall or have been on my "to-read" list for far too long:

A Beautiful Blue Death (Cha...The Twelve Clues of Christm...Death in the Floating CityThe Evolution of Mara Dyer ...Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Notorious Nineteen (Stephan...
A Beautiful Blue Death, Charles Finch 
The Twelve Clues of Christmas, Rhys Bowen
Death In The Floating City, Tasha Alexander
The Evolution of Mary Dyer, Michelle Hodkin
Insurgent, Veronica Roth
Notorious Nineteen, Janet Evanovitch

This list is a very eclectic mix of YA, mystery, fantasy, dystopian future, non-fiction and historical fiction. I just hope I can read them all!

Thanks for all the recommendations!  Now, Simon Says...Start!


  1. Great list! I absolutely adored Night Circus - one of the best books I've read this year. And I just started Divergent by Veronica Roth yesterday - good luck with your challenge!

    1. Divergent is awesome - I hope you like it.

  2. "Gone Girl" didn't do it for me, but many who read it gave it a 5 star review. I hope you enjoy it better than I did. I haven't read any of the other books, although I have read some books by Evanovich and Fluke.

    Happy Reading!!

    1. My mother thought Gone Girl was only "eh", too, so my hopes aren't as high as they would have been.

      I love Janet Evanovich - she always makes me laugh.

      Thanks for the comment!

    2. The book "Married By Mistake" I got free also on my Nook. I like those freebies!! ; ) With "Gone Girl" I read all those 5 star reviews, and after I read it, I thought; "Did we all read the same book?" However, being of the younger generation, you may like it much better.

    3. I'll have to let you know if I like it or not! I was underwhelmed by my mom's opinion of it, that I have had it sitting on my kitchen counter for 2 weeks and haven't touched it. But now that I've put it in ink, so to speak, I'll have to read it.

      Happy Friday and Happy reading!

  3. Nice mix of books! Have a great time reading all of them!

    1. Thanks! Looking forward to delving in and hopefully finding something amazing.

  4. Just read your mention of this list in your latest post...I wish I knew about this when it started! Oh well. I just finished The Evolution of Mara Dayer (won an ARC copy) and if you're a fan of the first one, the second one is also really good...I highly recommend...hopefully I'll get a full review up on my blog soon :)

    1. Is it closed? I think you can still join it if you want to.

      I liked the first Mara Dyer, but I thought it was a little too all over the place. But that doesn't mean that I'm not excited to read book 2! :) Looking forward to your review!

    2. Hmm, if it's open-ended, maybe I will join in. Or wait until the next "season" as I'm sure there will be more like it in the future. I may have been blogging for a while, but I'm still so clueless about these things!

      The first book did have it's flaws, but I too enjoyed it :)