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Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 - The books that got away......

Every year starts with good intentions for all the books I want to read but then they slowly get bumped a little further down the TBR pile when "OOH NEW SHINY BOOK!" comes out.

There were a few books that I had really wanted to read in 2011 and i just ran out of time. So I'm making a little list and throwing it out here to hopefully motivate myself to read them in 2012.

I find if I say things publicly, on my blog, I tend to follow through better.

In no particular order.....

Saltwater Vampires by Kirsty Eager Described as an Australian vampire thriller, this seems like a very different take on the vampire genre. Quite a few of my blogger friends enjoyed it too.
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta This author is probably recommended to me more than any other. Everyone says I MUST read The Piper's Son as well as Saving Francesca and Jellicoe Road also by Marchetta.
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs - The Mercy Thompson series. I loved book #1 Moon Called and I have the whole series sitting on the shelf right over there -----> but for some reason I haven't gotten around to reading it.
Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent Do I have an obsession with books titled Blood Bound?? I could have a Blood Bound reading marathon one weekend. There must be This looks like a fresh Urban Fantasy series that my blogger besties loved. My book store never has it in stock and I've been too lazy to order it. Must remedy that!
Grimspace by Ann Aguirre I've actually read the first two books in the Sirantha Jax series but it was a few years ago so I'm due for a series re-read and I need to catch up quick. The 5th and final book, Endgame releases in 2012. This is a favorite series of mine and I have to admit I haven't kept up because I'm a wimp. Ann is mean to her characters and I was waiting until the end so I wouldn't suffer too much.
The Night Circus by Eron Morgenstern I have this one signed thanks to my friend Lena from Addicted 2 Novels. Everyone LOVES it and I want to read it - I just simply ran out of time.
I also wanted to read more classics. I started David Copperfield and never made it past page 100. Probably not the best book to start with. I'll attempt it again in 2012. I have several downloaded for free on my Kindle so no excuses!

How about you? Were there any books you were dying to read in 2011 and you just didn't have the time to get to them?


  1. Oh yeah there were so many books that got away from me. I love the Blood bound series by Rachel Vincent ...yeah haven't read the Night circus either. Another one to read is the Passage :)

  2. There were books I wanted to read, and I read them, books I wanted, that I got now, and well there is no book that really stands out as unread

  3. Finally the last book in the Sirantha Jax series! I have been waiting for the end to start the series so I could read start to finish and not have my emotions in limbo. =)

  4. Oh, man. Rachel Vincent's "Blood Bound" is purely delicious. Briggs' "Blood Bound" is good as well, but to me the series jumps the shark in the very next book, so my memories are just a twinge tainted. Tainted love, ohhhhh....

  5. If you don't read The Night Circus soon, I'm going to throw up. :-(

  6. Oh my god my list would be HUGE! And Night Circus would also be on it!

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