Jan 8, 2013

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Question – What Was Your First Read Of 2013?


Today is January 8th which means that most people who fit in the “I’m obsessed with reading, yes I have a problem but I don’t give a rat’s ass” category have read one if not two books by now.

I started reading Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon the last week of December and finished on January 1st. I purposely downed 1L of Pepsi to keep me awake long enough to finish it.  I finished at 2am and man, THAT was one amazing book.  But the first book I read completely in 2013 was Jennifer Estep’s Deadly Sting.  It’s the eighth book in her Elemental Assassin series and will be releasing on March 26th.  It was really good. One of the best in the series to date in my opinion.

So what about you guys… What was your first read of 2013?

  1. My first read was Touch of the Demon by Diana Rowland, it was an Awesome read! The perfect way to start the year.

  2. My first read was Crave the Darkness by Amanda Bonilla. I read Deadly Sting at the end of December and loved it!

  3. My first read of this year was Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout. As always, she nailed it! Awesome read! ^_^ I’m currently reading The Essence by Kimberly Derting. So excited!! Max!! 😀

  4. Linda Howard’s Shadow Woman!!!

  5. Northwoman says:

    Instant Gratification by Jill Shalvis. And I needed some instant gratification! I’ve read 4 books so far. Currently working on Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione.

  6. MizzSunny says:

    I finished The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks, but I believe I started that in December. My first read of 2013 would be my re-read of Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost.

  7. Jennifer @ The Book Nympho says:

    Cut and Run. My 1st M/M book and I LOVED it.

  8. My first read of 2013 was Storm’s Heart by Thea Harrison which is book 2 in her Elder Races series. I immediately started Serpent’s Kiss, the next book in the series. These books are so good so far…

  9. First read is Boyfriend From Hell by Jamie Quaid. The plot is a bit slow moving but I’m liking the world and characters. It does at times read like an older person trying to write a younger character, which is a bit annoying, but otherwise a successful read.

    I’m still waiting for Chapters to deliver my copy of Touch of the Demon. Diana Rowland is definitely in my top 5 favourite authors. Love love love this series. I wish more people read it. The writing is so vivid and real, with awesome characters and an inventive world. Kara is one of my all time favourite heroines, too.

  10. Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder – and what a great first read it was! 🙂 It kicked this reading year off with a bang. 😀

  11. My first read was Throne of Glass. I borrowed it from a friend after staying over at her house for New Years Eve, and I finished around noon on January 2. My review is here, by the way. I followed it right up with the first of the prequel novellas. It took me a while to get to really like the heroine but I ended up really loving the book and it’s still on my mind. Oh, and after that I finally read Divergent and it was just as good as everyone’s been saying!!!
    I’ve never read Kenyon or Estep. I know, shocking! I hope to get around to it some times this year though.

  12. Ha ha I love that you had the Pepsi all ready. That made me smile.

    My first book was the beginning of a new monthly published series by Maggie Wells. It was so good. First up was Jumping Mr. January. It is about a calendar that created for a hospital charity and doctors, paramedics, nurses etc. pose nude for each month. First out was Jumping Mr. January. I am going to love this series 🙂 I haven’t published review yet but its coming up.

    Second is I re-read the Fever series after Christmas till New Years day. I was getting ready to finally read ICED. I loved it. Ryodan is a dick.

    Now I am looking at my leaning tower of books and deciding between Nalin’s Tangle of Need or Beth Kery’s Exposed To You.

    I have been slowly accumulating Kenyon’s books. Because there are so many in that series, it was going to be too much money to buy them all new. I almost have them all so I can get started. BUT FIRST – it is my resolution to finally read Ilona Andrews. I got a Chapters gift card for Christmas and as soon as I figure out how to download the books via Kobo app to my iPad and use my gift card to pay for it, I am going to FINALLY start the series.

  13. My first book of the year was Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson, which was set in New Orleans right after Katrina. I followed it up immediately with book #2, River Road. I really liked both of them – the books have wizards, shapeshifters (including a clan of mermen) and the “historical undead”, famous people like Louis Armstrong and Jean Lafitte, who live on in peoples’ memories in New Orleans and therefore are able to manifest in our time.

  14. Happy New Year Julie! My first read was Trapped by Kevin Hearne. I got it just in time for the start of the new year from the library and I am laughing my way through it right now. Love love love Oberon and Atticus and I hope that he ends up with Granuaile.

  15. It will be 2 books for me as well as I always read an ebook and a paperpack book. So a book from Christmas, “When a man loves a weapon” by Toni McGee Causey (I had the 2 first books in French and they stopped the publication) and for once a French book “Noces de Lune” by Anne Denier. A really great book.

  16. My first read of 2013 was Shades of Gray by Maya Banks! A full 4* amazing read. My last read of 2012 was The Seduction of Elliot McBride loving that series!

  17. karen wiggins says:

    Forgotten Vows by Maggie Shayne

  18. Bookaholic Cat – Gah! I have to start that series!

    Carmel – LOVED Crave of Darkness!

    Ayana – I have heard some very positive feedback about Jennifer Armintrout’s series.

    Diane – My GR friends are liking that one!

    Northwoman – I loved Rogue Rider! And I have to read that series by Jill Shalvis. Love her Lucky Harbor books…as you know 😉

    MizzSunny – Still my favorite in that series. Not that the other Night Huntress books aren’t great lol.

    Jennifer – That’s not a genre I’ve read much of but I did enjoy what I did try. 🙂

    Coleen – LOVE that series!

    sara – I felt the same way about Boyfriend from Hell.

    Jessica – I’ve tried to get into that book twice and I’m finding it difficult. What’s wrong with me? lol

    Carmen – I have heard nothing but positive things about Divergent. 🙂

    Michelle – *writes down “Jumping Mr January”*

    JenM – I have those books but have yet to read them. Apparently, I must get right on that lol

    Iswari – Happy New Year! LOVED Trapped. LOVE that series! GREAT choice for your first read.

    melliane – Love the title ‘Noces de lune’!

    Ally – I really liked Shades of Gray too! Heavy and sad…but really good! Curious about Steele and the doctor’s book. 🙂

    karen – Oh, that’s the one they’re re-releasing, right? Looks good. 🙂

  19. Let’s see… The first book I finished in 2013 (started in 2012) is Third Grave Dead Ahead.

  20. My first read for 2013 Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich and Iced by Karen Moning. I loved Notorious Nineteen however Iced is the first book I feel is better left for the YA crowd. It is just too filled with teenybopper language and although I love the way Karen writes, (my first choice besides Darynda Jones), it was just too frantic teen actions and dialogue for the adult taste. I am going to put Karen down for a while and wait until she gets back to the more adult themed stories. Loved, loved the Highlander series and loved the way they tied into her Fae Series.

  21. I would also like to add I also finished Darynda Jones fourth book in her series, Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet.
    Love, love, love those stories and Darynda is still my favourite writer.

  22. LOL Julie!! I have no idea. Maybe you just aren’t in the mood for fantasy? I’ve felt a bit “off” in my reading tastes since December. I’ve been reading a lot of YA dramas, and chit lit type books, which I normally adore, but lately I haven’t really loved anything I’ve read, up until I picked up Scent of Magic. That book was like crack to me. So maybe are just craving another genre right now?

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