My To-Be-Read List : Dec 14 Pick

December 8, 2014 meme 18

I came across this meme and thought it sounded like a lot of fun.  I like the idea of YOU choosing a book for me!  It’s hosted by Because Reading is better than real life and you can click on the button to get all the deets.  But in a nutshell, I give you 3 books, you vote and I’ll review the book by the end of Dec.


My To Be Read


So these are my three options and I’m choosing them all from books I’ve bought but never got around to reading.


Mud Vein by Tarry Fisher

Why I bought it?  It looks dark and twisty….

Mud Vein


When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat… and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.





Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Why I bought it?  I loved Grave Mercy and the reviews for this one are even better….

Dark Triumph

When Sybella arrived at the doorstep of St Mortain   half mad with grief and despair the convent were only too happy to offer her refuge – but at a price. The sisters of this convent serve Death, and with Sybella naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, she could become one of their most dangerous weapons.

But her assassin’s skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to the life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. But when Sybella discovers an unexpected ally she discovers that a daughter of Death may find something other than vengeance to live for…


The Other Boyeln Girl by Philippa Gregory

Why I bought it?  I love this period…

The Other Boleyn Girl

Mary Boleyn catches the eye of Henry VIII when she comes to court as a girl of fourteen. Dazzled by the golden prince, Mary’s joy is cut short when she discovers that she is a pawn in the dynastic plots of her family. When the capricious king’s interest wanes, Mary is ordered to pass on her knowledge of how to please him to her friend and rival: her sister, Anne.

Anne soon becomes irresistible to Henry, and Mary can do nothing but watch her ambitious sister’s rise. From now on, Mary will be no more than the other Boleyn girl. But beyond the court is a man who dares to challenge the power of her family to offer Mary a life of freedom and passion. If only she has the courage to break away – before the Boleyn enemies turn on the Boleyn girls…



Over to you, which do you want to see me read and review before the end of December?  And I’d love to hear your reasoning down in the comments too.


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18 Responses to “My To-Be-Read List : Dec 14 Pick”

    • trish

      I feel excited about all 3 too so I have no clue why I haven’t read them yet. So I’m glad one will be rescued from my TBR wilderness this month! And yes I’m a sucker for dark and twisty too 🙂

    • trish

      I think all 3 look great so I can’t really lose! I’m excited that this challenge will finally make me read one of them.

    • trish

      I really do want to read The Boleyn Girl as well as I just love this period in history and I know that Philippa Gregory did huge research for all her books. Oh well, I’ll read them all eventually. The funny thing about doing this meme is that it has reminded how great all 3 books are and has gotten me excited about them all over again!

    • trish

      I think maybe that is why I have taken so long to dip into Dark Triumph as I too feel I need to be in the right mood. Thanks for voting!

  1. Rachel

    It was a tough call between The Other Boleyn Girl and Dark Triumph. I haven’t read Grave Mercy yet, but I want to (though I’m afraid I won’t like it compared to Throne of Glass), and I love Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen series and want to read more by her – so I went with it to see what you think!

    R x
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    • trish

      Do you like Throne of Glass, how come you never mentioned that before! LOL! 🙂 I’m going to read it soon as the more you gush, the more hyped I get.
      I loved Grave Mercy as it so different from anything else I’ve read. I really need to read a Philippa Gregory book too.

    • trish

      Thank you! Mud Vein just sounds crazy doesn’t it. So far it’s winning so I just might get to see for myself very, very soon!

  2. Lola

    Yay! I am glad you decided to join this meme, this is my fourth month participating and I really enjoy it so far! I voted for Dark Triumph as I heard great things about that series and I actually own the first book. I haven’t heard of the other two books you listed, so it was an easy choice for me :).
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    • trish

      Love the meme! It has gotten me really hyped about these books and now I can’t wait to read all 3 after the comments I got.

  3. Berls

    I just love this meme! So I kinda wanted to pick all 3, but I own mud vein and am curious about it, so it won. I’m excited to see what you end up reading 🙂

    • trish

      I’ve only started the meme but I’m loving it. It’s fun to let your readers decide and it really has built up my excitement for all 3 books.

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