Goodreads 2015 Choice Award Winners

The votes are in! This past Monday Goodreads released the winners of the 2015 Best Books of the Year. There were some great nominees but of course only one can win each category. Here are the winners:

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And now without tearing each other apart, what do you think of the winners? Do you agree or disagree with the winners? Did you even agree with the nominees for this year?

 

 

UK & US Bestselling Books: Week Ending November 7

I’m sorry that I missed the last couple of weeks but I’m trying to get back on track. Now that Halloween is over and most stores bypass Thanksgiving altogether, we now have a head start in holiday shopping, especially with these great books entering the horizons. If you need some holiday gift ideas, check out these exciting new rankings:

UK Bestsellers:

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School – Jeff Kinney
  2. Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Williams
  3. Harry Potter Coloring Book – Warner Brothers
  4. Girl Online: On Tour: 2 – Zoe Sugg
  5. You Are Dead – Peter James
  6. Even Dogs in The Wild The New John Rebus – Ian Rankin
  7. Star Wars Annual 2016 – Egmont UK Ltd.
  8. Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter – Guy Martin
  9. The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
  10. Memory Man – David Baldacci

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UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending October 17

Not that much movement in this week’s rankings. Here are this week’s listings:

UK Bestsellers:

  1. The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
  2. Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Williams
  3. Everyday Super Food – Jamie Oliver
  4. Binge – Tyler Oakley
  5. Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan
  6. Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee
  7. Warriors of the Storm – Bernard Cornwell
  8. The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

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UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending Oct. 10

So glad After You made it in the top 10! 🙂 Here are this week’s listings:

UK Bestsellers:

  1. Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Williams
  2. The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
  3. Everyday Super Food – Jamie Oliver
  4. Warriors of the Storm – Bernard Cornwell
  5. Binge – Tyler Oakley
  6. Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan
  7. Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee
  8. After The Crash – Michel Bussi
  9. The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins
  10. A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler

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Wrap-Up: September 2015

wpid-wp-1443789826864.jpgI know I am a week late and I haven’t been posting lately but I have my reasons.

I started a new job! As a librarian!

So all last month was basically doing training and learning new things, which is great but unfortunately it gives me little time to update this blog so I want to apologize for that. I know I haven’t kept up with my “Weekly Tea Discussions” but I’ll promise I’ll try to keep up with them.

I didn’t get to read that many books last month but once I’m settled in my new job, that will change:

Books I Read:

The House of Seventh Street by Karen Vorbeck Williams

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( I haven’t wrote a review for this yet but maybe later in the year I will when I have time)

The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

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UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending October 3

This week’s UK listings come from the Waterstones’ Bestsellers website.

UK Bestsellers:

  1. Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Williams
  2. Everyday Super Food – Jamie Oliver
  3. Leading – Alex Ferguson
  4. Make Me – Lee Child
  5. Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee
  6. Binge – Tyler Oakley
  7. After The Crash – Michel Bussi
  8. The Shepherd’s Crown (Discworld Novels 41) – Terry Pratchett
  9. My Story – Steven Gerrard
  10. Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Haven’t Finished Yet

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is:

Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit (aka ten book series I think I’m going to abandon, ten bookish habits I want to quit, ten authors I quit reading, ten types of books I’m quitting, ten tropes I want to stop reading about, ten books I marked as DNF (did not finish) recently, etc. Get as creative as you want)”

It happens. Life gets in the way or you find something else more interesting to read. And the book you were currently reading is flowing in the wind. Or the book is just not doing it for me and I just decide to put an end to this misery. Here are the most recent books I haven’t finished yet:

 What books have you not finished recently?

UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending September 26

You know you can smell fall in the air when new releases fall from the sky. We have a lot newcomers entering the top ten in both countries and old favorites hanging on by a thread. Here are this week’s listings:

UK Bestsellers:

  1. Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Williams
  2. Everyday Super Food – Jamie Oliver
  3. Leading – Alex Ferguson
  4. My Story – Steven Gerrard
  5. Make Me – Lee Child
  6. The Tea Planter’s Wife – Dinah Jeffreries
  7. Lamentation – C.J. Sansom
  8. Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson
  9. The Ice Twins – S.K. Tremayne
  10. A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler

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UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending September 19

It looks like nothing changed much in the UK listings but we have a little shake up in the US rankings. Here are the bestsellers for this week:

UK Bestsellers: 

  1. Everyday Super Food – Jamie Oliver
  2. Make Me – Lee Child
  3. Username: Evie – Joe Sugg
  4. The Shepherd’s Crown (Discworld Novels 41) – Terry Pratchett
  5. Mightier Than The Sword – Jeffrey Archer
  6. The Taxidermist’s Daughter – Kate Mosse
  7. Trigger Mortis: A James Bond Novel – Anthony Horowitz
  8. The Tea Planter’s Wife – Dinah Jeffreries
  9. The Ice Twins – S.K. Tremayne
  10. Without a Trace – Lesley Pearse

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UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending September 12

We have a lot of newcomers this week so now it is a great time to get a head on our fall reading! Here is this week’s bestselling listings:

UK Bestsellers

  1. Everyday Super Food – Jamie Oliver
  2. Make Me – Lee Child
  3. Username: Evie – Joe Sugg
  4. The Shepherd’s Crown (Discworld Novels 41) – Terry Pratchett
  5. Mightier Than The Sword – Jeffrey Archer
  6. The Taxidermist’s Daughter – Kate Mosse
  7. Trigger Mortis: A James Bond Novel – Anthony Horowitz
  8. The Tea Planter’s Wife – Dinah Jeffreries
  9. The Ice Twins – S.K. Tremayne
  10. Without a Trace – Lesley Pearse

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