My first read of the year was FORSAKEN BY THE OTHERS by Jess Haines which unfortunately turned out to be only a 3-star book; not exactly the best start to 2015. Ah well, all of the previous installments have been really good, so it was bound to happen, and now I’m only one novel away from being caught-up on this series. I’ve been tackling one a month since September, my review posts of January 16th. Now comes the difficult part… deciding what I should replace H&W INVESTIGATIONS with once March rolls around!
My first audiobook was FOOL MOON by Jim Butcher. I purchased the first two installments in October during one of Audible’s sales; it’s a series that I’ve been wanting to get off my TBR pile for a while now, so I’ve decided to listen to them ‘just for me’ thus I won’t be reviewing them on the blog. The narrator is James Marsters a.k.a Spike from Buffy, and although THE DRESDEN FILES haven’t caused me to go banana’s yet, I am really enjoying Harry’s POV, and have been told that this series really takes off around book 4.
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The Dresden books definitely pick up, I didn’t enjoy the first few either. My first book this year was Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz
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I’m hoping to start listening to the third installment soon-ish, so TBC. I have yet to read anything by Melissa de la Cruz, hope her latest was good!
This is going to sound really bad, but I had to go look to see what books were the first ones of the new year. Eight days in, this is not a good sign. I’m going to blame it on the cold meds, that’s it. 🙂
Listening, I’m trying to get caught up on review audios with A Lover Untamed by Pamela Palmer, the seventh and second to last book in the Feral Warriors series.
Reading, I wanted something quick and easy, cold meds again, All In: Sin City Collectors Novella by Amanda Carlson.
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You’re getting forgetful in your old age. 😉
I noticed that you’ve been reviewing a lot of Pamela Palmer’s books lately, that explains it. I’m still on the fence about Sin City Collectors; I hate that its a novellas only series.
First books read was Scores by Kiru Taye..it was really good. About to start Natasha Blackthorne A Perilous Risk. As far as audio, I’m going to start with I Andrews Magic Bites
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Magic Bites is a fantastic way to go first listen wise; I’m not familiar with the two other authors you listed, but then again our tastes don’t always mesh.
The Falconer by Elizabeth May was my first read of the year and it was great! I am also listening to The Accidental Demon Slayer can’t remember the authors name but it’s well..it’s different..lol.
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Oooh, The Falconer was on my TBR pile last year, but unfortunately it somehow got lost in the shuffle. Different can be good, it depends.
I’m hoping to listen to the Dresden Files series in audiobook format this year. I don’t listen to nearly enough audiobooks.
During the first week of 2015 I read The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, Languish by Alyxandra Harvey, Grave Secret by Sierra Dean, and Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost. A great start to the new year!
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Great minds think alike, although I got a head start on the Dresden Files audiobooks. And, you can’t go wrong with anything by Maggie Stiefvater, Sierra Dean & Jeaniene Frost!
So true! They’ve steadily moved to the top of my list of favorite authors. 🙂
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Mine was romantic suspense & listening to non fiction atm. You know my audiobook struggles, it’s a 4.5hour book and I’ve been working on it for over a week now LOL.
3star isn’t so bad, better than a DNF or a super sucky book. I’ve been especially picky with my year end:start reads, I wanted it to be stellar and I’ve been lucky with my choices so far. I hope whatever it is you’re currently reading is good!
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My week-long listens are for the most part in the past, and thank goodness for that. I’ve found my audiobook sweet spot, and I stick with it. I hope you manage to finish yours by the end of this weekend.
First book was The Master of Plagues by E.L. Tettensor. First audio (still being listened to) is The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley.
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Good stuff. Thanks for sharing!
I was smack dab in the middle of an audio re-read of Elisabeth Naughton’s fantabulous Eternal Guardians series when the first of the year hit. My first audiobook of 2015 was Enraptured and was quickly followed by Enslaved and Bound. Now I’m fixing to start the most recent book, Twisted. I’m sooooo glad that all of the books are now available in audio format and that I took the time to re-read the series before diving into Twisted. So many things I’d forgotten.
If you haven’t read Elisabeth Naughton before, I highly recommend the Eternal Guardians series. Not only is it super smexy, it’s unique, the world building is simply amazing, and the narration is brilliant. Happy reading!
No, I haven’t experienced Elisabeth Naughton’s writing for myself yet, but she’s another author that I’m hoping to check-out in 2015. Sounds like you had an excellent start to the new year book / listen wise. SCORE!
Read – Temtped by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton
Listen – The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman
Glad to see that you’re getting caught up on Heaton’s series. I was tempted to give The Walking Dead a go, but I’ll just wait ’til the show is back on.
The audiobooks are good. We get to see the Governor in a new light. If you’re a fan of the show you’d like the books. I’ve added the next one to my wish list.
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Bummer to hear about Forsaken by the Others. My first 2015 read is my only read thus far (*sobs* No time), but it was EPIC: Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare.
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It wasn’t horrible, but still disappointing. That is so sad, we’re over a week in, and only one book? *HUGS*
I have actually been doing pretty well with books this past week! My first book of the new year was Tunnel Vision by a new author and I actually really enjoyed it.
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I killed my first week too; I highly doubt I’ll be able to keep up my current pace, but a girl can dream. Thanks for weighing-in!
My first read of the year was Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. Really interesting world building in the book.
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Cool. I’ll add it to the list! Thanks for stopping by. 😀
My first official read (though I’ve finished my 5th book this week), is The Damned by Andrew Pyper. Right now, I’m also listening to A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. Enjoying both, in case you want to know. 🙂
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There ya go! I’m glad that you didn’t cheat. Hehe! Apparently you are having better luck with first reads / listens than I.
My first listen was Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. I had already read the story, and listening to it was a completely different experience. I gave it four stars.
My first read was More than Friends by Grace Aria – and that one was a three star book for me.
I hope you’ve had at least one five-star read so far this year, Carmel!
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Audiobooks are a great way to go when you want to revisit a story. I don’t recall what your original rating was; I’ll have to look it up. I’m happy to report that since I wrote this post I HAVE had a 5-star read.
Mine was A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me and it was a dnf. My second was a 3 star :-((
I am reading The Darkest Part of the Forest right now and I really like it so far so whew!
Oooh, boo! You’re having even worse luck than I. At least The Darkest Part of the Forest was able to save the day.
I finished the first of the year, Say Yes to the Marques by Tessa Dare, but actually my first complete audiobook was Prince Lestat.
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Nice one! It’s been a long time since I’ve read any of Anne Rice’s books. I need to remedy that.
My first read was Marked by Sarah Fine which was a great way to kick off 2015. So enjoyed that one Carmel! I’ve since moved on to The Mime Order and am having good luck there as well. I ended 2014 in a massive funk where nothing was working for me, so I’m glad I’m faring much better so far. Hope you’re next read is at least 4 stars. No more 3 stars or below.
You know what they say… out like a lamp in like a lion. Ok, granted that’s usually applicable to weather, but I think it applies here. I’m thrilled that 2015 started on such a high note for you.
My first audiobook was Night Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Milla Vane and Lisa Shearin. Silver Deceptions by Deborah Martin was my first paper copy.
Night Shift is waiting for me on my Kobo right now; I only plan on reading Andrews’ short because that’s the series I’m up to date on.
The only series I had read was the Psy-Changeling series, but I liked the other three. I use anthologies to try out new authors.
Me too (on your anthology comment). I’m not big on angels, so I’ll probably go the Psy-Changeling route.
My first was an ebook from the library Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas.
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My first read was Bet On Us by Rachel Higginson. I really had no expectations going into it, but it wound up being super adorable! A great way to kick off the year! 😀
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That’s the way to go… no expectations then you can’t be disappointed, but could potentially be wowed.
Oh this is tricky LOL since I started The Law of Moses (which I loved BTW) on the 31st and finished the last few chapters at 3 in the morning in the New Year. Does that make it count of as my first officially read of 2015? I’m not sure but my first FULL read of 2015 was The Pact by Karina Halle (which wasn’t my favourite)
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Well, if you want to get technical, I started Haines book at the end of December too, so there’s no set rule. Way to over think it. LOL! 😉
i finished teh novellas in teh Christmas cat anthology
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I’ve been reading tons of cat shifter books lately. WEIRD!
My first read of the year is technically The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock, but only because I actually finished it on Jan 1. I’d been plugging away at it for more than week before that though, because it was long and kinda slow. It was also a 3 star read. It looks like my first listen was a Star Wars book though, ha! Some guilty pleasure/fluff reading.
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There’s absolutely nothing wrong with throwing some Star Wars into the mix. You kicked off 2015 with a 3-star read too, heuh? Ah well, at least it can only get better from here!
My first read of 2015 was Owl and the Japanese Circus, which I liked. I have had the worst time trying to get into an audiobook. I am started Kevin Hearne’s Shattered so hopefully that will snag my attention.
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Reviews for Owl and the Japanese Circus have been good, I’m tempted. I LOVE Luke Daniels’ narration of Hearne’s series, hopefully he’ll help pull you out of your listening slump.
Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols was my first read of the year. Ruin and Rising was my first audio of the year. Both good ones. 2015 is the year to finish series!
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2014 was the year of series finales for me, but it’s only January, so that might soon change.
Mine was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! I had never read it so it was a fun read. 🙂
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Excellent! That’s one of my favs!
First movie: Austenland (super cute!)
First book: Austenland (still cute and answered some plot holes from the movie)
First audiobook: Austenland (kinda slow and boring)
What can I say? Sometimes P&P themed things send me into fangirling marathons.
Haha! I am sensing a pattern…
My first read of this year was Four One Night by Kitt Crescendo.
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Awesome! I hope it was good. 🙂
Each year I try to start of with a great book and I somehow always pick something I assume I will like. This year I didn’t but instead I picked an ARC (like this year I’ll actually read more arcs :p) and well it turned out great. 🙂
Tanja recently posted…Top 10 Books Glass Is Looking Forward the Most in 2015
Cryptic much? What WAS this great book that you speak of? LOL! I’m finally caught up on my ARCs, so it’s back to my someday pile for me.
Lol you will be surprised at me Carmeld, as I have been re-reading the only erotica series I have and love: Bertrice Small – Sudden Pleasures. Reviews to come.
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I am SHOCKED! I’ll keep my eyes peeled for your reviews because now I am curious.
I have already forgotten…
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Lay off the sauce. 😉
My first read? It wasn’t the best, but mine was A WICKED THING—the story of what happens when Sleeping Beauty awakens!
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Still, sounds like a cool premise, too bad it failed in the execution.
My first listen is AN ECHO IN THE BONE. I’m going through the Outlander series back-to-back and it’s amazing! Davina Porter is an excellent narrator.
My first read was DEEP DARK SECRET and let me just give you a HUGE thank you for keeping on me to read the Secret McQueen series. It’s great!
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You’re almost caught-up on Gabaldon’s series! I can’t believe you listened to all of the installments; how many hours is that?? YAY! I’m psyched that my recommendation didn’t do you wrong.
I am actually still reading my first read of 2015: Soul Enslaved (Sons of Wrath #3) by Keri Lake. It’s really good, but it has 460 pages which is why I haven’t finished it yet.
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Soul Enslaved was one of my fav PNR’s of 2014, and Gavin… *swoons* It is a biggie though. Enjoy!
I read Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. It was pretty good. I was sure I was going to like it because Julie read it, loved it and recommended it to me. It was a sure bet and a good way to start the year.
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Julie’s recommendations are fantastic; she’s the one who got me addicted to KMM’s Fever books and Frost’s Night Huntress series. I miss her blog…
I finished The Golden Lilly, so that counts as a 2015 read 🙂
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It sure does!
I read the first of Butcher a long while back and never moved on but I do want to check out the audio eventually.
My first of the year was a new to me–Carolyn Brown–and cowboys. It was fun. A little crazy but enjoyable. Then my first audio was an absolute nightmare. Unexpected Gifts. Horrible. Cute story but she basically just read the book straight. Males all had the female voice. And it was seriously “cheery” or hyper or something. It just didn’t work at all. Was pretty disappointing.
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The first Dresden Files was published YEARS before the second one, so needless to say, there were a lot of differences between book 1 & 2. You should continue.
My first ebook was Wystan by Allison Merritt. Its the first of a Historical Western PNR and it was so-so.
My first paper book was You Really Got Me by Erika Kelly and another first of series. Contemporary Romance Really good with a bit of trouble with heroine near the end.
My first audio is Jane and Austen by Stephanie Fowers. Its a Contemporary Romantic Comedy. I am not really enjoying it at all. Heroine is driving me nuts and the plot is stalled.
Still hoping for my first favorite!
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I haven’t read any physical books yet, but I like that you listed all of your first formats of 2015. Way to be thorough!
If you think your start was bad, wait until you hear about mine… first read of 2015 was a DNF … :((
I really, really hope it won’t be a sign of how the year will go reads-wise, it can’t be. The second one was cool, and I have at least 2 lined up for January that I’m sure will be awesome.
But still, that start kind of ruined my enthusiasm, lol!
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Nuts! You’re the second commenter who that’s happened to. How unfortunate. Try to forget it and move on; I’m sure that there are still plenty of stellar reads in your future.
The first book that I started and finished in 2015 was Seeker and it was quite good after all!
I also finished books that I started since 2014, like Hemlock and Symbiont and those two were quite awesome!
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Geez! I think that this is the third time that you’ve rubbed Kathleen Peacock’s series in my face in a week. 😛
I’m listening to First Grave on the Right 😀 I’ve been hearing such good things about the audio so I got them at the library *happy dance*
That is a superb way to say hello to 2015. I’ve listened to all of the audiobooks in that series, and I just love them. Lorelei King is the bomb!
My first book was Soulprint, which I put to the side. Then I picked up Zodiac, which I put down. *sigh* It didn’t start out very auspiciously!
Mary recently posted…Top Off Tuesday: Snapshot of 2014 reads
Oh, no! Fingers crossed that you’ll have better luck on your third kick at the can.
Cut Me Free has been my first read of the year
Coolio. Thanks for sharing!
My first read was (finally!!!) Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater & now I’m anxiously waiting for the 4th (& final) book!!!!!! 🙂
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I’m so jealous! I want to read that book so bad!! I didn’t realize that 4 was going to be the final installment. Good to know!
I can’t remember if I started Scarlet by Marissa Meyer before or after the new year, but to be on the safe side, I’m currently reading Cress by Marissa Meyer!
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Both are by the same author, and in the same series, so you’re good either way. 😀
Ah, man … I wish I would’ve snagged those audiobooks. I want to read the Dresden Files, and maybe if I’ll start them on audiobook it’ll stick.
The first book I read was Return of the Bad Girl by Codi Gary. I’ve read 3 books, 1 novella, and already had a DNF.
Christy recently posted…Falling Away by Penelope Douglas
Those are some discouraging stats, Christy. All is not lost though, it’s only week 1, so you still have plenty of time to bounce back.
Ooh…my first read of the year was The Thousand Dollar Tan Line which is basically the book sequel to the Veronica Mars 2014 movie! it was glorious! I actually haven’t listened to anything yet. xD
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Glad to hear it! I have a confession to make; I haven’t watched the Veronica Mars movie yet. Don’t hurt me!
My first read is of course a YA Contempt but like you I didn’t like it that much. It’s actually a 2 star from me. Well, here’s to hoping out next read would be better!! <3
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Ouch! On the plus side, your chances are good that the next book that lands on your eReader will be an improvement.
My first read was The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin. Really enjoyed it, looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.
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Excellent! At least all of the installments are already out, so you don’t have to wait.
My first read of 2015 was A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall. I loved it! Really cute and romantic story told from 14 perspectives. I haven’t listened to anything yet, but I think I’ll just tackle some of the audiobooks I have for review xD
FOURTEEN POVs!? Now that’s just madness. I don’t think that I’ve ever read a book that had that many different perspectives.
I thought exactly the same thing when I read the summary. But it’s funny that it doesn’t get confusing at all! And they really flow nicely.
It’s definitely different, I’ll give you that!
First book read was a freebie/one-click from a long time ago, The Dragon King and I, finally cleaning out my nook/kindle of those pesky freebies. Also read Rev It up (Black Knights Inc. #3).
Angela recently posted…Review: Bound By Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #8) by Alexandra Ivy
Ooh, that’s great! Way to start your year with an oldie, but a goodie. It’s easy to get carried away with freebies.
Hmm what was my first completed read of 2015 lets check GR…..it says ….A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS by Marie Brennan (I listened to the first half sometime last year but finished the second half in print this year because the audio was great but going too slow for me. My first audio was…..THE OVERSIGHT by Charlie Fletcher an amazing read! I highly recommend it.
Don’t worry the Jim Butcher series definitely picks up personally I loved it from the beginning though so I don’t know – curious to hear what you think – I’ll have to pester you about it next time I see you’ve gotten a few more books in. If you don’t decide to give up on the series that is lol.
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Oh, GoodReads, I’d be so lost without you! I do believe that I’ve seen a couple of your Dresden Files reviews floating around the blogosphere, and remember them being positive. It’s gonna take a while before I’m anywhere near close to being caught up.
I’ve been listening to The Bone Season since last year. For some reason this audiobook is taking me ages to get through.
I think maybe the first book I read this year was All the Bright Places. And that was a fantastic book. And I just finished Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda which was a 5 star, so this year is going good so far!
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When I first read your comment, it sounded like a long time, but really last year was only a little over a week ago, so it’s not that bad. LOL!
James Marsters?!? Hot damn! Although I want him to narrate in Spike’s voice…and then that’d cause problems because it probably wouldn’t jive with the book. Well, darn! I’m glad you’re reading something just for you and are enjoying it. I’m sorry that you didn’t enjoy the last Haines book though. That’s a bummer.
The first thing I read this year…Soul Avenged! It rocked!! Thank you. 😉
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You read my mind! I’ve been hoping that Marsters will pull a Spike ever since I first started listening to Butcher’s series, but alas it hasn’t happened yet.
YEEAAH for Soul Avenged!!
Sorry your first 2015 read wasn’t all that great. I totally want to go look for audiobooks narrated by Spike now, though!!
Nicole recently posted…ARC Review – When by Victoria Laurie
You win some & you lose some. Three stars isn’t a bad rating, it just wasn’t as good as previous installments.
I think I remember what happens in book 4 of The Dresden Files, and yup it definitely makes things more interesting! My first first read of the year was The Raven Boys and first listen of the year (still on-going) is Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger.
Danya recently posted…Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu
My library has all of Gail Carriger’s YA series in audio; I might give it a whirl, time permitting.
A 3 stars read is not bad. 😛 Mine was a 1 star one. OMG, it was so boring – The Book of Ivy!
Lola recently posted…Review: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by Robin LaFevers
Ha! Yeah, you have me beat for sure. That’s too bad; I’ve read a few good reviews for The Book of Ivy, I had higher hopes.
I actually had to look this up on Goodreads because I couldn’t remember (TERRIBLE memory!) Looks like my first read of the year was The Start of Me and You, which I thought was clever because it was the first of the year-ahaaa, get it? I’m hilarious. Anyways!
Both of your picks are new to me, I’ll have to look them up. Sorry you couldn’t have enjoyed it more! Hope you find some great reads this year!
Alise recently posted…Review: Of Scars and Stardust – Andrea Hannah
You’re the 2nd person who’s mentioned having to refer to GoodReads to recall what their first book of 2015 was. LOL! Admittedly, yours was super appropriate. 😀
I read The Ogre of Oglefort – 3.5 stars, not bad at all! (What is bad, though, is that I had to go look that up on Goodreads. And what’s even worse is that I HAVE ONLY READ THREE BOOKS THIS YEAR. I think my memory is failing me…)
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Hehehe! I’m only at 5 total for the year so far which isn’t horrible for me, but it could be better. Damn you RL!
I decided to try read the first Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan… sadly it was a dnf at 40% for me. Definitely, not the best way to get the year started off.
Shucks! That’s too bad. Try, try again!
I’ve only listened to the first Jim Butcher book so far and I do really want to continue it – I wasn’t bananas for it either though, so I’m not in a rush. You’ll have to let us know if book 4 turns out to be the magic number for you.
My first audio of 2015 was Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography and it was so good! I don’t really do autobiographies, but I made an exception for him and I’m really glad I did. My first book of 2015 (started in 2015) was Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. Gah! So good! It destroyed me -ugly tears big time. My first book by Hoover and I’m a total convert! So I got my year off to a good start (slow though, I’m reading really slow this month…)
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I haven’t tried Colleen Hoover, but I was already well aware of all of the FEELS in that book. I’ve read enough reviews for it. I’m hoping to start the next Jim Butcher before the end of the month if nothing else lands in my audiobook queue in the interim.
Picking the first book of the year is so hard for me, because I don’t want it to be crappy (it feels like some superstition that probably only exists for the bookish). Luckily it was a pretty good read – Famous Last Words by Katie Alendar. The mystery was easy to guess, but the mood and tone were spooky enough to keep me entertained. 🙂
Amber Elise recently posted…Weekly Wrap Up:January 4-January 10, 2015
Way to put a lot of pressure on your first novel of 2015! I’m happy that it worked out. 🙂
I finally finished reading Beautiful Bastard (started it in December), am 3/4 of the way through reading Fifty Shades, and just started listening to Ensnared today. I LOVED Beautiful Bastard though, so that’s good 🙂 I fully expect to love Ensnared, too.
I liked Ensnared quite a bit, but I seem to be in the minority. I look forward to comparing notes once you’re finished. I read the Fifty Shades trilogy too out of curiosity. It was good.
Hahaha, I’m not doing any better! I DNFed the first two reads, then I finished listening to A Mad, Wicked Folly which was delightful historical YA and devoured Nothing Between Us – an erotic romance by Roni Loren. So far, so good 🙂
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I’m not overly impressed with 2015 so far, but it’s only January so I’m trying to stay positive. At least you had better luck with your third pick. Better late than never!
Let’s see, I started Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick on 12/31 and finished it in the wee hours of morning on New Years Day. It definitely wasn’t the book I expected to ring in the New Year with because the topic was so heavy and sad (I mean, the book is about genocide in Cambodia in the 1970s). It was a good book, not a great one though. On New Years Day, I started Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell which was excelleeeeeent!!!
Jackie recently posted…Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick #Review
Oooh, yeah, that’s not the most uplifting way to celebrate the start of a new year. Fangirl is a great way to bounce back though!