Friday, 13 April 2012

Friday Finds

This post is inspired from Should Be Reading's blog on all the books you have found this week, but I am going to do this post every couple of weeks to let you guys know some of the great books I have found or been recommended.

After a nice lunch with my fellow book worms Sam Crossley & Ross Phillips I came back with 11 books to read, and my list has been building over the last couple of weeks so I will jump into my new Friday Finds!

The First Chronicle of Pern: Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey 
(and the another 9 books from the series). Lent to me by Mr Ross Phillips I ditched all other reading a picked up this book on Tuesday evening and have been storming through it. A lot more difficult to read than some of the YA I have been reading of late, but this has a fantastic style and I am really getting in to it!

One Day by David Nicholls 
Lent to me by Mr Sam Crossley, he has been banging on about this book for months. I have very little knowledge about it, with only what I can gain from the romantic comedy style comments on the back. But Sam has very good taste in books so I will have to trust him!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 
I had heard about this book in numerous places, and finally decided I needed to find out just why it is so popular. With nearly all 5 star reviews on Goodreads it felt this a challenge I needed to read. I have borrowed this from my younger brother's girlfriend so will be tackling this book soon, and lets hope it lives up to all the hype!

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowan 
First of all I must bask in the beauty that is this books cover. I had seen it on a number of blogs, but after   seeing it on Paper Book Princess I gave in and added to the TBP (to be purchased) list, as it is not even released yet! The teenage YA theme holds promises of a different sort of romance with vampire, angel and demonic themes that send me in an almost frenzy!

Across the Universe by Beth Revis 

This is another beautiful cover, and a science fiction narrative that sounds right up my street. I first heard about this from Grazing Pages (who I have huge book worm respect for and has given me a number of book suggestions from her YouTube videos and blog posts) and added it straight to the TBP pile. I wish I had a glitch in my bank account that it didn't charge me for my Amazon purchases, because this would be the first one I would purchase if money was no object!

A Game of Thrones (complete collection so far) by George R.R.Martin
After watching the first few episodes with Sam of this series I am really enjoying it. But these are BIG books, it would take me weeks to trawl through these - maybe one day I will tackle them, but atm I am content with watching the TV series.

That is all for this weeks tag! Next week I will be doing Teaser Tuesday, where I give you a couple of "quotes" and a mini review of the book I'm reading at the time!

Thanks as always for reading :) If you have done a Friday Finds please put your link in the comments as would love to hear what you have found this week. No blog? A list will suffice :D

Love Rie x


  1. Hi Rie,

    Thanks for stopping by my Friday Find :)

    Love the look of Dark Kiss - it's a gorgeous cover. I've seen Fault in Our Stars in a few places, the reviews look promising so think I'll be adding it shortly.

    Just picked you up on Twitter to follow - have a lovely w/end

    Mel x

    1. Thanks for the follow on Twitter & for stopping by my blog :)

  2. Found and read the Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson this week, the first book in his Mistborn trilogy. It's fast paced with a good amount of detail, and the concept of the mistborns and their Allomantic powers is original. It was one of those books that i'd start reading at 10pm and suddenly find it was 3am, with no concept of where the time went.
    I'd definitely recommend you give it a go if you get a chance Rie, and i also think it would be one Sam would probably enjoy as well :). Book 2 in the series has jumped straight to the top of my to be read pile :).

    1. OOOOh I love a good page turner , but maybe not the morning after? Will defiantly be checking this out :D Thanks Lisa xx

  3. Hey Rie :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great finds this week. The cover for Dark Kiss is gorgeous! I'm a new follower too :)

  4. I've heard a lot of great things about The Fault in Our Stars but I'm not much of a contemporary reader. From those I'm most excited to read Dark Kiss and Across the Universe! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Hi Linny, thanks for stopping by. I think these are the books I am the most excited about too, but also the two I don't own!!