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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

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I’m back on the meme this week! How it works: The lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish post a list of topics, bloggers do their own posts, and then link back. They even created this lovely button, which I’ve borrowed (with full credit).

This week’s topic is:

Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

I’m doing this one from memory since I left most of my books in Canada but here it is, to the best of my knowledge. I’m not counting anthologies with multiple authors because it makes my head hurt:

Laurell K. Hamilton – 35 books

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, The Laughing Corpse, Circus of the Damned, The Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones, The Killing Dance, Burnt Offerings, Blue Moon, Obsidian Butterfly, Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins, Incubus Dreams, Micah, Danse Macabre, The Harlequin, Blood Noir, Skin Trade, Flirt, Bullet, Hit List, Beauty, Kiss the Dead, Dancing, Affliction

Merry Gentry: A Kiss of Shadows, A Caress of Twilight, Seduced by Moonlight, A Stroke of Midnight, Mistral’s Kiss, A Lick of Frost, Swallowing Darkness, Divine Misdemeanors, Shiver of Light

Other: Nightseer, Strange Candy

Jennifer Estep – 23 books

Elemental Assassin: Spider’s Bite, Web of Lies, Venom, Tangled Threads, Spider’s Revenge, By a Thread, Widow’s Web, Deadly Sting, Heart of Venom, The Spider, Poison Promise

Mythos Academy: Touch of Frost, Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost, Killer Frost

Bigtime: Karma Girl, Hot Mama, Jinx , A Karma Girl Christmas, Nightingale

Kelley Armstrong – 21 books

Otherworld: Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted, Broken, No Humans Involved, Personal Demon, Living with the Dead, Frostbitten, Waking the Witch, Spell Bound, Thirteen, Angelic, Counterfeit Magic, Becoming, Hidden, Forbidden, Amityville Horrible

Cainsville: Omens

Nadia Stafford: Exit Strategy

Nalini Singh – 19 books

Psy/Changeling: Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed By Ice, Mine to Possess,  Hostage to Pleasure,  Branded By Fire, Blaze of Memory, Bonds of Justice, Play of Passion, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need, Heart of Obsidian

Guild Hunter: Angels’ Blood, Archangel’s Kiss, Archangel’s Consort, Archangel’s Blade, Archangel’s Storm, Archangel’s Legion, Angels’ Flight

Keri Arthur – 18 books

Riley Jensen: Full Moon Rising, Kissing Sin, Tempting Evil, Dangerous Games, Embraced by Darkness, The Darkest Kiss, Deadly Desire, Bound to Shadows, Moon Sworn

Dark Angels: Darkness Unbound, Darkness Rising, Darkness Devours, Darkness Hunts, Darkness Unmasked

Harri Phillecky, PI – Who Needs Enemies

Spook Squad: Memory Zero, Generation 18, Penumbra

Ilona Andrews – 17 books

Kate Daniels: Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Magic Slays, Gunmetal Magic, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks

The Edge: On The Edge, Bayou Moon, Fate’s Edge, Steel’s Edge

E-books: Clean Sweep, Silent Blade, Silver Shark, Questing Beast, A Mere Formality

Jim Butcher – 14 books

Harry Dresden: Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, White Night, Small Favor, Turn Coat, Changes, Side Jobs, Ghost Story

Michelle Sagara – 14 books

The Chronicles of Elantra: Cast in Shadow, Cast in Courtlight, Cast in Secret, Cast in Fury, Cast in Silence, Cast in Chaos, Cast in Ruin, Cast in Peril, Cast in Sorrow, Cast in Flame

The Books of the Sundered: Into the Dark Lands, Children of the Blood, Lady of Mercy, Chains of Darkness, Chains of Light

Faith Hunter – 12 books

Jane Yellowrock: Skinwalker, Blood Cross, Mercy Blade, Raven Cursed, Death’s Rival, Blood Trade, Black Arts, Cat Tails, Have Stakes Will Travel

Rogue Mage: Bloodring, Seraphs, Host

Patricia Briggs – 11 books

Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Blood Bound, Iron Kissed, Bone Crossed, Silver Borne, River Marked, Frost Burned, Night Broken

Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf, Hunting Ground, Fair Game

I have a lot of books…

What would make your Top Ten list?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books If You Like The Walking Dead

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I’m enjoying this meme so far! How it works: The lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish post a list of topics, bloggers do their own posts, and then link back. They even created this lovely button, which I’ve borrowed (with full credit).

This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books If You Like [insert show/movie/etc. here]

I’ve picked The Walking Dead because I just devoured the first three seasons of the show. (Thanks, SkyTV!) I haven’t started the fourth season yet but I’m completely hooked so I’m using it as my kick-off for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.

  1. Feed by Mira GrantStarting off with the ‘duh’ option, I’m going to suggest the comic version of The Walking Dead. Available as individual issues or as trade editions, you can get even further into Robert Kirkman’s world. I’m not sure how far the show deviates from the comics in the long run because I’ve only got the first volume but it’s a great read.
  2. Feed by Mira Grant. It’s zombie apocalypse awesomeness, written by one of my favourite authors (who crafts urban fantasy stories as Seanan McGuire).
  3. Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield. Another great zombie book, and one that doesn’t mention zombies. Instead, Cass has to survive in a world full of Beaters while looking for her daughter. It’s an incredibly intense book and the start of a great trilogy. [review]
  4. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Father and son on the move in a scary world filled with cannibals and other threats. Rick and Carl, anyone?
  5. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater. Katie and Jenni are Thelma and Louise-ing their way to Jenni’s stepson. Not the most literary work on the list but it makes me think of Andrea and Michonne.
  6. My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana RowlandThe Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. There are zombies in The Walking Dead. A survival guide seems key here.
  7. Another Max Brooks essential would be World War Z, which is a fairly ominous portrayal of what could happen in this day and age.
  8. My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland will give you the idea of how it might feel to be a zombie, if you got to keep your personality.  [review]
  9. Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament by S.G. Browne is a  funny zombie novel, if you’re looking for something a bit lighter after all of the heaviness in The Walking Dead but still want to say in the real of the living dead. [review]
  10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The Walking Dead always kills little blonde girls but here are a couple stories where the little girl survives.

I finally made it to 10! Woo hoo!

What would make your Top Ten list?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

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I’m enjoying this meme so far! How it works: The lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish post a list of topics, bloggers do their own posts, and then link back. They even created this lovely button, which I’ve borrowed (with full credit).

This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

I’ve never really thought about this but I love this topic. We’ll see if I can make it to 10 this time around. 🙂

  1. The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur LaffertyThe Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty (and the rest of the series). It’s an urban fantasy series based around travel writing. How cool is that? My post about the first book will go up later this week.
  2. Allison Hewitt Is Dead by Madeleine Roux. It’s written as a series of blog posts. It’s the first book I read in this format and it made the book really stand out to me. [review]
  3. Phineas the miniature unicorn from Allison Pang’s Abby Sinclair trilogy so I’m throwing these books on the list. He’s a total pervert and he’s hilarious. And he has his own Twitter feed, though it hasn’t been updated in ages.
  4. DD Barant’s created a really interesting world for his Bloodhound Files. The protagonist has been transported to an alternate dimension where humans account for only 1% of the population. It’s a really cool series and I love the concept.
  5. It’s not urban fantasy but ttyl by Lauren Myracle is written entirely in textspeak from back in the day. It was a very interesting read but it made me grateful for my smartphone, which lets me avoid all of those acronyms.

Once again, I’m short this week. But at least I made it to 5 this time!

What would make your Top Ten list? Can you get a full count?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

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I’m enjoying this meme so far! How it works: The lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish post a list of topics, bloggers do their own posts, and then link back. They even created this lovely button, which I’ve borrowed (with full credit).

This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

I’ve never really thought about this one so I don’t think I’ll make it to 10. Plus, I’ve done some of the things on my proverbial bookish bucket list, like meet Kelley Armstrong.

  1. Meet Kevin Hearne and not embarrass myself. He’s finally going to Canada and I’ve moved to the UK. What are the odds.
  2. Read the Game of Thrones series. I’ve been meaning to read the books and I’ve read the first one but I’m far behind. My partner keeps telling me they’re good, and he’s usually right, but they’re dauntingly dense.
  3. Same deal with Tolkien.
  4. Go to RWA. It seems like a really fun convention and I’ve never been to a books-only con. Might as well aim high.
  5. Be a better commenter. It’s not so much of a bucket list wish as something I really should be doing. 🙂

I can’t think of anything else right now so I guess this is one Top Ten list that isn’t going to make it to the magic number. It’s a neat idea but I guess I don’t have that many bookish aspirations.

What would make your Top Ten list? Can you get a full count?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

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The way it works: The lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish post a list of topics, bloggers do their own posts, and then link back. They even created this lovely button, which I’ve borrowed (with full credit).

This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

In no particular order, here they are:

Shattered by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #7)A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton (Meredith Gentry #9)The Guild by Jean Johnson

Ghost Seer by Robin D. OwensMarked by Alex Hughes (Mindspace Investigations #3)Prince's Fire by Amy Raby (The Hearts and Thrones #3)Banishing the Dark by Jenn Bennett (Arcadia Bell #4)

The Unforgiven by Alyssa Day (The League of the Black Swan #2)Origin by Dani WorthSparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire

What would make your Top Ten list?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in Urban Fantasy

I’ve decided to try out a new meme for a while: Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish:

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The way it works: The lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish post a list of topics, bloggers do their own posts, and then link back. They even created this lovely button, which I’ve borrowed (with full credit).

I’m just joining in now, with a fun and challenging:

Top Ten All Time Favourite Books in Urban Fantasy

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews1. MAGIC STRIKES by Ilona Andrews. This is my favourite UF series and there are so many good books in it but MAGIC STRIKES was standout for me. That might change with this year’s release since we’re getting the Kate vs. Roland moment we’ve been building to but, for now, this one is my favourite. [my thoughts]

Spider's Revenge by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #5)2. SPIDER’S REVENGE by Jennifer Estep. The epic battle between Gin and Mab Monroe was truly that. Even though you know she’s going to win because there are books after SPIDER’S REVENGE but the stakes are still incredibly high. Estep has created a very real sense of danger for her determined assassin. [my thoughts]

Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire (InCryptid #1)3. DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON by Seanan McGuire. I love McGuire’s writing in all of her different series but there’s just something about Verity that really works for me. I love her humour and chutpah. [my thoughts]

Hammered by Kevin Hearne 4. HAMMERED by Kevin Hearne. Love this man, love his characters, love the risks he takes with his work. HAMMERED was when I knew that this was a series that was going to be filled with game changing moments on a regular basis. Plus, I love Oberon. Best sidekick ever. [my thoughts]

Blade Song by J.C. Daniels (Kit Colbana #1)5. BLADE SONG by J.C. Daniels. There’s just something about Daniels/Walker’s writing that grabs you by the throat and won’t let go. Amazing stuff. [my thoughts]

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong6. BITTEN by Kelley Armstrong. One of the first urban fantasy novels I ever read, and still one of my favourites. I adore Elena and the rest of the Pack. Plus, we need some Canadian content on this list. 🙂

Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #3)7. IRON KISSED by Patricia Briggs. A painful chapter in Mercy’s life but beautifully written. I love this whole series so it wasn’t easy to choose just one but I thought Briggs did a particularly admirable job of some challenging material.

Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #1)8. STORM FRONT by Jim Butcher. The first UF with a male lead that I read and adored. The books just keep getting better and better but STORM FRONT remains one of my favourites in the series.

The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay9. THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS by Kelly Gay. This is a woman who writes. I adore her Charlie Madigan books and think Gay is just one of the most talented and under-respected authors in the genre. If I had to single out one author as one who deserves more love, it would be Kelly Gay.

Written in Red by Anne Bishop10. Rounding out the list is WRITTEN IN RED by Anne Bishop. I never got around to writing it up but it is absolutely stunning. I’m a fan of Bishop’s other (fantasy) books and I was thrilled to see her dive into this genre. So good. And I’m about to jump into the second book, which will hopefully be just as amazing. 

What would make your Top Ten list?

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