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2014 YEAR-END REVIEW: Sara

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FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR: 

“Fever Pitch” by Heidi Cullinan

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Hands down for so many reasons, most of them personal but this book… this book was beyond amazing.

4.5 & 5 STAR BOOKS OF 2014:

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Overhyped book of the year

(What’s all the fuss about?):

Ball and Chain by Abigail Roux. The wait to see what happened after that perfectly romantic and amazing kiss at the end of Touch & Geaux was more exciting than what I got with the first few pages… where I stopped reading and never picked it up again. I still don’t get it.

Underhyped book of the year

(Why haven’t more people read this?):

I don’t know that I have a truly underhyped book. I read all over the place and really think that everyone has their own deal when it comes to why they love a book but I will say, The Flesh Cartel is a misunderstood series. Sure, it’s tough, it’s a hard read at times but it’s one of the most amazing, stellar, well written and just rip your heart out series I have read.

Best surprise of the year

(didn’t know what to expect or the story caught you off guard or anything that just…surprised you…):

Evenfall by Ais/Santino Hassell and Captive Prince Volume 2 by C.S. Pacat.. These books are not what I normally read and I was prompted to give both a try. I can’t imagine now, not having read them. I get it, what everyone has said about these books; the writing, the world building and the hotter than hot UST between both couples. Le Unf! I get it.

Auto-buy authors

(I’d buy anything these authors write, without a doubt):

Heidi Cullinan

MJ O’Shea

Sue Brown

Jay Northcote

Garrett Leigh

Eli Easton

Josh Lanyon

Aleksandr Voinov

… Um, there are more…

No wonder I spend so much money on books. Oops?

My reading experience in 2014:

This was the year for me to try new things. I pushed myself to read out of my comfort zone, to try new authors and to examine what really makes me tick. Each year I find new tropes and new styles etc. that tickle my fancy and others that I am more than comfortable leaving behind.

What I’m hoping for/looking forward to in my 2015 reading journey?

To once again push myself to read more of what I wouldn’t. I am looking for more gay literature to read, also books that were written in the70’s or earlier – I have been searching local used bookstores and found a few – and to simply enjoy falling in love with romance between men and also, women. I am looking forward to finding some good f/f reads and well as transgendered. As one would say, my reading journey looks like a colorful rainbow.

10 comments on “2014 YEAR-END REVIEW: Sara

  1. Rachel
    December 28, 2014

    I am so glad you enjoyed CP, I loved watching your status updates as you read that one. And kudos for branching outside your comfort zone, pushing myself more on this is something I know I need to work on more.

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    • Sara
      December 28, 2014

      Thanks! It took me a bit but once I got it with CP, I just got it and fell head over heels. It’s hard to branch out but I am so glad I did it. I hope to find more gems this year.

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  2. Ami
    December 28, 2014

    WOW SARA!! Look at those books you listed!! I am so happy to see that you read so many great, 4.5-5* worthy read!! I hope 2015 brings you more awesome books :-). And you can also continue your journey of being a writer *wink*

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    • Sara
      December 30, 2014

      Thanks, Ami. I did read some great books and still am as I finsih out the year.

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  3. Sheri
    December 29, 2014

    Ha! B&C made my list (but in another section) because of the final few words. :P
    Glad this year was a great book year for you…
    Here’s to a fab 2015!

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  4. Debra E
    December 29, 2014

    So many good ones on your list Sara! I like what you said about Flesh Cartel as well. So many people are scared off before starting it they really do miss out on a great story.

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  5. TracyTG
    December 29, 2014

    Lovely round-up, Sara, and I love that you had such an awesome year for good reads! I can’t wait to see what books you find next to read! :D

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  6. susanylee
    December 29, 2014

    Look at ALL those books! (*ahem*…Star Slut 2014)! :) But I can’t blame you…there are some AMAZING reads shown there!

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    • Sara
      December 30, 2014

      Can I get that tattooed? Or a crown that says Star Slut 2014? I will make a tutu to match and wear the crown. *grins*

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  7. Sara
    December 30, 2014

    Thanks! I can’t believe in all those books I listed, no one noticed there is one with Tentacle Sex… I read Tentacle Sex!!! *gasp* If that doesn’t say out of my comfort zone I don’t know what does! :o)

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