Winner and a 2014 reading plan

I am late getting a winner posted for the $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.  Gage stayed home from school today since he’s a little sick and he helped me draw a name from his fireman’s hat.

winnerwinner2winner3 In case you can’t read the name in the second picture, it’s

Hannah!

Thank you all for taking the time to visit my old posts.  I wonder if the top posts will change in the next year?

Last year I tried to read from a stack of books I already had on my shelves that were favorites of other bloggers.  This year I decided that I don’t need to discover any new fiction authors (outside of my one book from She Reads a month).  I want to rediscover the authors I already love and take the time to read their backlist or newest hardcover.  Every year I fall in love with a handful of authors and before I can read more from them I’m moving on to the next thing.

A few authors I’ve only read one book from but want more!  Jennifer Donnelly, Tana French, Sarah Jio, Kristin Hannah, Susanna Kearsley, Leah Stewart, JojoMoyes…

A few authors I have read all their books and always look forward to the latest.  Harlan Coben, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Sarah Addison Allen, Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series…

A few favorite authors I usually love and want to read everything they’ve written.  Anne Tyler, Anita Shreve, Greg Iles, Kate White, Deborah Smith, Elizabeth Berg, Alice Hoffman, Dean Koontz, Stephen King…

This is not an exhaustive list but a good starting point.  I have a year of great reading ahead of me!

16 thoughts on “Winner and a 2014 reading plan

  1. Mary says:

    Congratulations, Hannah!
    Stacy, I really want to read more of Jojo Moyes’ books. Loved Me Before You.
    Here’s to a wonderful year of reading!

  2. Heather says:

    I have a few authors that I’ve been meaning to get to their other books but never have. Sarah Addison Allen is one of those. I have two more of her books sitting on my shelves and have yet to get to them. I should do that this year! You’ve inspired me 🙂 Looking forward to your reviews.

    Hope Gage is feeling OK and that he gets better soon! He’s so excited to help pick names. Love it!

  3. Literary Feline says:

    This is my year of re-discovery too, although I’m finding it’s also the year I want to try authors I’ve been meaning to try but haven’t yet. LOL I do want to read more of my older books, regardless–so I guess it’s a win win either way. Good luck to you and congratulations to Hannah!

  4. Word Lily says:

    Yay, hooray!

    I want to try Jojo Moyes (as others have also said), and I’m with you on wanting more Tana French this year!

    Which Anne Tyler books have you read? I’ve read a handful, loved some more than others.

  5. The Many Thoughts of a Reader says:

    I’ve now read two books by Sarah Jio The Violets of March and The Last Camellia. Definitely loved Violets more but both are great. I have more on my shelf I’m hoping to read this year. Also, I usually love all of Kristin Hannah’s stuff but Home Front was a so-so one for me.

  6. Care says:

    This does sound like a good plan. I love the January fresh-start looking at books and getting excited for what I hope to read. May not happen, but the joy of January is real.

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