Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Sunday Post/Sunday Salon: Bidding 2013 goodbye and welcoming 2014

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

2014 has started with a bang. At least for me. After a lulled 2013, I am back with a vengeance! I have already read four novels and on to my fifth. That feels good. Maybe the winter season has helped! I stay cooped at home most of the times and have nothing to do but read. I did not join a single challenge in 2013. But I have joined a few this year. I think that will help me in boosting my reading. Sometimes we need to find incentives to do things. A sense of achievement is one such incentive!
Listing the top 15+3 reads of 2013. I do not have a point system. The bolded one is the best of the lot. Italicised ones have been reviewed. Tomorrow City by Kirk Kjeldsen is surprisingly good!

The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry 
Tomorrow City by Kirk Kjeldsen (CF)
Flush by Jane Clifton (CF)
When the Cookie Crumbles by Virginia Lowell (CF)

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (CF)
Perla by Caroline De Robertis
Dead Again by Tracy Cooper-Posey

The Book of Someday by Dianne Dixon
Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Refearn (CF)
The Roman Prophecy by John Trace (CF)
The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards (CF)
Private Games by James Patterson (CF)
Back From The Dead by Peter Leonard (CF)
The Summons by John Grisham (CF)Suzy's Case by Andy Seigel (CF)

Poetry Books:

The Meaning of Me by Emmett Wheatfall--poetry
Blue Collar Eulogies by Michael Meyerhofer---poetry
ten poems to say goodbye by Roger Housden--poetry


I read the following in the past week:

The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry
Tomorrow City by Kirk Kjeldsen
Flush by Jane Clifton
When the Cookie Crumbles by Virginia Lowell

and the next 4 in 2014!

1) One Dead Cookie by Virginia Lowell
2) Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing by Shamini Flint
3) Death, Taxes and Green Tea Ice Cream by  Diane Kelly
4) Dirty Little Secrets by Liliana Hart

I posted the following on my blog:


Snowball said...

I hopped over here after you left a post on my blog, and was so pleasantly surprised. As I looked around, I found a blog filled with things I love - mysteries and poetry! I expect my to be read pile is about to grow.

I found some of the poems that you wrote and enjoyed them very much. I will definitely be a regular visitor.

May your new year be full of love and laughter (and books!)

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

Wow, you have some pretty great looking books listed!
I hope you have a fantastic year!

Greg said...

Sounds like 2014 is starting off very well for you. Hope you enjoy your new reads and blogging into the new year.

Lindy Gomez said...

Wow! Good Luck with your reading and Challenges! Happy New Year!

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

A Voracious Reader said...

Sounds like you're off to a great start. After 2 years of no challenges I joined one this year. We'll see how it goes. Happy New Year!

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

You've been busy! That is a great list of books! Best wishes for a great 2014!