Quarterly Book Club Updates!

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Ladies and gentlemen, it is official! The primary Book Reads for the next Quarterly Read (April/May/June) are well, quite interesting!

All Our YesterdaysOmen (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, #2)Firefight (Reckoners, #2)Ready Player One

The top favourite poll read is All Our Yesterdays while in second place, we have Owen (Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #2), Firefight(Reckoners #2 by Brandon Sanderson), and Ready Player One (by Ernest Cline). Since we have 3 books score second place on the poll list, it seems dear members, you get to have a choice!

If you’re on our Goodreads Group then remember: The top two will be the selected reads for the Quarter. In addition, you may select two other books from the poll to read to make the 4 books total required for the Quarter.

When you finish reading the books/your choice books during the Quarter, you can go discuss it here:

All Our Yesterdays
Second Read
Your Choice Books discussion thread

Thank you guys to those who have been participating in the Quarter Reads so far!

Lastly, in preparation for this Quarter, don’t forget to make a challenge! Which you can do here:

Quarter 2 Challenge.

Thank you also to those who voted on our opinion! It seems that of those who voted, you would like another Freebie Reads Quarter sometime!

[A Further Note] We have a new feature on the Quarterly Book Club! Starting from today Sam and I have agreed, on the suggestion of one of our beloved group members, to open a thread for member reviews! This’ll be in a way, a trial run for now, but essentially this thread will allow any group members to share their reviews of any books they really liked or disliked :)). Follow the link:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

And that’s it Booklovers!

Good luck for this Quarter! Sam and I look forward to discussing this Quarter’s books you all!

Have a lovely week book lovers!

P.s. If you’re not on our Goodreads Group but would like to join in on the Quarterly Read with us, then just join!  Let Sam or I know by commenting, and just keep us updated.  

The Quarterly Book Club is designed for the busy reader, with Quarterly reading challenges as well as Yearly challenges for flexibility. It’s also a place for personal reading challenges, book discussions, and essentially sharing your book tastes with others of similar tastes. Although we mainly focus on YA novels, that does not mean that we don’t read Adult or Middle Grade novels.
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Quarterly Book Updates!

First off, sorry guys for disappearing!  Three weeks of my life just came and went and I have no idea how.  I do know however I did age a year older, but really, I don’t feel much different!  (Soon I shall post my birthday book haul, most likely on instagram, but I’ll suggestive read them here if they’re any good!  One of which will be the first of a series I hope to read for the Quarterly Book Club!)

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Since the start of the month, it’s been that time of the year again!  What’s on the list for the second Quarter of 2016?

Well Sam and I have decided that we’re going to one quarter on Science Fiction since last year we missed out this broad genre.

So far on the poll list, we have:

I’m looking forward to the next Quarter!  It’s been a while since I read something science fiction, and personally, I can’t wait!

If you’re in the Quarterly Book Club group on Goodreads, please vote, let us know what you’d like to read! (Link)

If you’re not, tell me, what of the above have you personally enjoyed reading?  I’ve read All Our Yesterdays which I can absolutely suggest as a read!  And the first Starbound book.  Currently, I’m reading Lost Stars, and need to finish that actually! So what books have you enjoyed?

The Quarterly Book Club is designed for the busy reader, with Quarterly reading challenges as well as Yearly challenges for flexibility. It’s also a place for personal reading challenges, book discussions, and essentially sharing your book tastes with others of similar tastes. Although we mainly focus on YA novels, that does not mean that we don’t read Adult or Middle Grade novels.
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Quarterly Book Club Updates!

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Hi all!  It’s about time there’s a Quarterly Book Club update on my blog somewhere about what’s been happening on QBC.  It’s alot that’s for sure!  This month has so far been spent updating and rolling out new things!

What Sam and I have done:

  • Updated the groups, making the discussions one folder (as the polls indicated)
  • Are currently in the works with a new site so that those book lovers who aren’t on goodreads, but want to join us, can join in as well!
  • AND we have finally finished rolling out the new Yearly Challenges.  The old ones are still in place, but we also have new ones!  All of which will give participants the chance to either experience something different, something new, or revisit something old. Here they are!

Yearly Challenges!

**NEW**

Headless Challenge

Series Reread Challenge

Novellas Challenge

Seasons Challenge

Song Challenge

Published in 2015 Challenge

Series Challenge

Broship Challenge

Diversity Challenge

Star Wars Challenge

 

Sam, over at A History of Books and I, are very excited about all these new challenges.  In particular, somewhat very excited about the Star Wars challenge!  I know I am!  Still on my The Force Awakens high, I was even making comparisons with the Lunar Chronicles! We are also excited to try again the challenges from last year we may or may not have done so well!  But the new challenges this time round, are a diverse collection that will give participants, we hope, a variety!  From trying something new, to finally getting round to those series that you meant to read, to rereading old favourites!   Click on the links for more info!  Feel free to join us too!  Take part in these challenges that Sam and I are hosting for the Quarterly Book Club, and tell us how you go too!

The Quarterly Book Club is designed for the busy reader, with Quarterly reading challenges as well as Yearly challenges for flexibility. It’s also a place for personal reading challenges, book discussions, and essentially sharing your book tastes with others of similar tastes. Although we mainly focus on YA novels, that does not mean that we don’t read Adult or Middle Grade novels.
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Quarterly Book Club Updates!

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Recently Sam and I put up Improvement and Opinion Polls about the future of QBC.  It’s our first year after all, and it’s been an interesting year!  We’ve seen and read a lot of things, and now, we’ve come to the point where we want to improve the Club even more.  So we asked our members on Goodreads, as it’s where we are currently mainly situated, what they thought about:

  • The Yearly Challenges
  • The Quarterly Genres
  • The setup of the group itself
  • The Poll selections
  • And whether members would like the Club on its own site or not.

And the results that Sam and I have been waiting for, surprised us!  Some were as expected, but others were certainly interesting.  With the way they came about, Sam and I are now in the process of thinking and discussing plans for next year about certain things like shifting the book club to its own site (which, gathered an interesting response).  We’re currently really excited about all the endless the possibilities!  There’s nothing quite like good/bad feedback and then doing something about it.

So, this update, asides from informing about the above aforementioned, is to inform you all (those who participate and those who may participate) that because the polls indicated that members would like new genres for next  year’s Quarterly reads, rather than the same as this year (Fantasy/Contemporary/Supernatural-paranormal-mystery/historical), we will be beginning next year with a Freebie Quarter!  This is so that Sam and I will have time to think up genres for the remaining three Quarters that don’t entirely overlap with the broad genres we picked for 2015.

We hope you are all as excited as we are!  The Freebie Quarter, we felt, would give members and others, the freedom to read whatever they liked, rather than being restricted for the Quarter.  It also gives Sam and I a chance to share what books we like to read when we’re not reading for the Club as well as try out new books and suggestions that members gravitate towards when not reading for a club. Also, it will give members the chance to read whatever they like and have it count for the book club reads!  Whoa…that’s a lot of reasons haha. Keep a look out, and we’ll keep you update on what’s happening next with the book club.

The Quarterly Book Club is designed for the busy reader, with Quarterly reading challenges as well as Yearly challenges for flexibility. It’s also a place for personal reading challenges, book discussions, and essentially sharing your book tastes with others of similar tastes. Although we mainly focus on YA novels, that does not mean that we don’t read Adult or Middle Grade novels.
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Quarterly Book Club Updates!

Oh Gosh, I am absolutely terrible.  So I have been busy, as y’all can see by the fact that I don’t post often.  I hate that I can’t post a lot, because I absolutely miss it.  My blog has become a necessary part of myself, it’s the place I go to express and update and whine and inspire!  (Well I try to inspire, but really, I’m more inspired by the people around me, and the bloggers whose blogs I always check in on, as well as new blogs I find!)

This, as the title notes, is a post about updates for the book club Sam and I run!  (Due to the busy schedules of both Sam and I, we haven’t been as attentive lately, however, that does not mean the club isn’t up and running as always!)

I am just a little late in making this update and it horrifies me that I’m so late about it!!!  Alright.  Here we go!

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We are currently 24 days into the Fourth (and final) Quarter of the year.  Soon Sam and I will be rolling out the things for next year, which will work the same way, but maybe with different/slightly different themes to keep it interesting!

The Fourth Quarter: Historical Fiction

For this Quarter, the Book Club is exploring the Historical Fiction genre.  As usual, we usually select a number of books for the poll and then include suggestions as well and see which ones are polled as the top two choices.

For me, this is a genre I love, and of which Sam loves even more!  (Since she’s the history geek :p jks while I’m the one who studies the English language for linguistics because it’s the only language I speak!)

The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)  and  The Help (Kathryn Stockett) were polled as the top two books on the poll list for this Quarter, so I look forward to those!  (I just kind of wish my copy of the Book Thief isn’t on loan at the moment, but well, hopefully I get it back soon!)  I’ve been meaning to read the Help for ages, having had it there hovering in my mind.  Not to mention, I’ve seen the movie….oh would you look at that, I’ve found another coincidence about these top two.  They’ve both been made into a movie!

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Along with the top two main reads (while we say they are the top two, Sam and I totally understand when one can’t get a hold of both books!) this Quarter’s available reading list is even longer than ever, with a variety of other historical reads to fill up the remaining two book reads for the Quarter (since we do go by–top two poll result books, plus two of your own choice books from the poll list).   For the 4th Quarter though, in choosing and accepting suggestions, Sam and I  agreed that the books had to have a primary focus on history with minimal amount of paranormal elements as possible.

Taliesin by Stephen R. Lawhead Taliesin (The Pendragon Cycle #1) Lawhead, Stephen R.
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly A Northern Light Donnelly, Jennifer *
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3) LaFevers, Robin
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) LaFevers, Robin
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2) LaFevers, Robin
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Go Set a Watchman Lee, Harper
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1) Godbersen, Anna
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1) Zafón, Carlos Ruiz
The Lost Crown by Sarah  Miller The Lost Crown Miller, Sarah *
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey  Lee Under a Painted Sky Lee, Stacey*
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) Wein, Elizabeth *
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield The Thirteenth Tale Setterfield, Diane
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Book Thief Zusak, Markus *
The Help by Kathryn Stockett The Help Stockett, Kathryn *

I’ve actually read quite a few of the books on this list, and many of them are great books!  Such as The Thirteenth Tale (historical, mystery, and a wonderful reveal done by the author).  The Shadow of the Wind, I read because it was recommended based on the fact that I really loved The Thirteenth Tale, but it reminds me more of Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez‘s One Hundred Years of Solitude.  It’s a really interesting book (the Shadow of the Wind)!  There are also a lot on the list above that I want to read and have been sitting on my to-be-read list for a long time, including Bright Young Things, The Lost Crown, Go Set a Watchman, so on.  I really want to own Go Set a Watchman, but I am surprisingly patient enough to wait until they bring out a smaller sized edition than the ones they have out now (I absolutely abhor carrying about a big book even though I love reading them!!  I really want one to match the size of my small copy of To Kill a Mockingbird as well!)

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The Quarterly Book Club is designed for the busy reader, with Quarterly reading challenges as well as Yearly challenges for flexibility. It’s also a place for personal reading challenges, book discussions, and essentially sharing your book tastes with others of similar tastes. Although we mainly focus on YA novels, that does not mean that we don’t read Adult or Middle Grade novels.
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Vicious. V.E. Schwab.

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Vicious
by V.E. Schwab
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nina’s Bookshelves: antihero, dark, favourites, para-psychic, paranormal, quarterly-book-club-3rd-quarter-2015,something-akin-to-horror-thriller, superpowers, thriller

Your Choice Read for the Quarterly Book Club’s Third Quarter Read!

Omgomgomgomgomgomgomg how I drool. Someone please get me a towel. I am so glad that this book is due tomorrow, because that totally pushed me to take a break from nonstop academic research, and to let myself be taken in by this story.


Where to begin?

There is so many good things to say about this book, I don’t know where to start. I guess, I should probably point out that my excitement over this book is coupled with a number of things–the fact that it’s an adult novel, the fact that it’s dark, the fact that compared to the only other series I’ve read by Schwab this one is so much more

Okay, so that doesn’t make much much sense. Let me start again.

First:

Rivalry.
Ambition.
Jealous.
Bromance.
Antihero.
God complexes.

The Plot

A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers. Victor and Eli started out as college roommates? brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find? aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge?but who will be left alive at the end? In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.

So. Like many books for the Quarterly Book Club Quarterly Read, I usually haven’t actually read the blurb or the premise. I just go to the library and put everything on hold and see how many come in within the three months. Because of this method, I’ve become pretty overly ambitious–i.e. putting too many on hold and barely able to handle the reading load!–but also, because of this method, I get exposed to a whole different variety of fiction that I might not consider picking up normally. Vicious is one of those. It’s not because it’s not interesting (as my rating can attest, this is a very interesting book). It’s because while I have read The Archived, and intend to read the sequel, The Unbound because I did really enjoy the Archived, there was something missing. It was a good book, there were enthralling moments, and a plot line that really picks up at the end. So while I enjoyed all of that about the Archived, it wasn’t really enough to get me to pick up another book by Schwab anytime soon. Not because I’m not interested, but because I’m a little lazy, and I have a tbr list longer than my height (I’m short btw, but still). So, it’s a good thing that when I picked up Vicious, I had little to no expectations. And rarely does a plot grab my within the first 50 pages.
Do you know how much I love a story that just captures me right from the beginning?
I love it so much.
Vicious captured me right from the start, and trust me that’s no easy feat, not with the way Schwab told her story. Vicious is told from a number of perspectives. Firstly, it’s told from various character perspectives–in particular, the main characters, Victor, Eli, Sydney, Mitch, Serena. (Though, really, Sydney, Mitch, and Serena all play a slightly smaller role compared to Victor and Eli obviously.) Secondly, the timeline is alternating. It begins with “Last Night” but then it jumps back to “Ten Years Ago”, then to “Two Nights Ago” and later on in the book, “This Afternoon” and “Five Hours to Midnight” (This last one is only one example) so on, depending on the character, giving the overall story, I suppose a comic book effect–though, I don’t read many comic books, and haven’t read one for so long, that this style is both new and just, plain, ‘different’ to me. I’ve seen this style before, and most of the time, it gets confusing, and unnecessarily messy, but with Vicious it was nothing like that. With Vicious, there’s not one single moment when you think ‘I’m lost’ or ‘bloody hell that’s confusing’. In fact, Schwab does this so well, you will love the way she reveals the history through a series of complex flashbacks.

The way she reveals the whole plot–a complete web of interlacing ties and connections of both the physical and mental kind–via specifically choosing which parts of character’s history to reveal at various stages of the story act as layers. She layers them on top of each other, one at a time, until by the climax, you have a very clear picture of the characters, their motives, and the complex relationships tying each one together. And it’s this developing plot structure that had me in shivery, excited knots–because Schwab knows how to build the tension, how to pit one character against the other without making it seem like just children in the playground. These are children with big ambitions, big knives, and who aren’t children at all, but adults playing a dangerous game against each other. (Actually about this, I’ll talk more about it in the Characters section.)

At the same time, the overall plotline is very simple. It’s very straightforward–a basic story of two incredibly intelligent, incredibly ambitious young adults who were friends turned enemies because of their own ambitions. In many ways, the beginning of this plot is similar to the Social Network. But in this story, it begins with college kids and a college thesis idea about supernatural people called ‘ExtraOrdinary’, aka ‘EO’. How an EO exists is actually the thesis of one of the main characters, and because they’re friends, they help each other out until things go wrong, and the climax of this story takes that paranormal turn. It skyrockets.

The most significant part of this whole book is the relationship between Victor and Eli, it’s seeing that contrast between characters, and realising that in this story, there isn’t one single ‘good person’, just as there aren’t any ‘bad people’. Victor, is the featuring protagonist, but he is anything but ‘good’ and his is the ultimate antihero. Regardless of the simple plot, this book shines because of its characters, because of the writing, and most importantly, the raw emotions and character development that goes on between the characters..

The Characters

The two main, most prominent characters in this book are Victor Vale and Eli Cardale, later known as Eli Ever. They were once roommates and friends, who eventually turned enemies. At first, Victor is seen a rather selfish, bored, uncaring, somewhat jealous person who can lie very well; while in contrast, Eli is the golden boy, with the great smile who can talk his way into anything, and who Victor was drawn to, because of the brightness that seemed to follow Eli around. So at first, you think Victor is going to be the ‘villain’ and Eli, ‘the Hero’, but as the story progresses, and more and more Eli and Victor’s personalities and histories are revealed, the more it becomes clear that the line between Hero and Villain is blurred by the concept of ‘in the name of the greater good’. I’m not going to tell you what powers/what happens to make them estranged because that would ruin it, but during their college days, the both of them get carried away with Eli’s thesis, and attempt experiments beyond the control of young adults. The consequences are severe, brought on by anger, jealousy, and the ambitions of foolish young adults, and it lands Victor in jail for ten years. They are like children, yet they are adults. More accurately, they’re young adults with great ambitions that make them so dangerous in the playground that no one else wants to join in their fight.

Victor. Oh Victor. At the beginning you were a person with a somewhat horrid personality, but I didn’t hate you. I liked your complexity. I liked the darkness in your heart, and I liked how between you and Eli, there is almost no distinction between who is ‘good’ and who is ‘bad’. I think Eli was worse than you though. Since you didn’t do things in the name of the greater good. You just followed your ambition, your goal: to kill Eli. Whereas Eli, Eli hid behind that self righteous shield and tried to play god. Indeed, Victor himself was no ‘pure’. He killed. He hurt. He tortured all in the name of getting his revenge. But he didn’t kill someone without a good reason. Well, as good enough a reason he would ascribe to someone. Usefulness was usually the key in this story–since after all, for both Victor and Eli, neither wanted to keep someone useless around. But between the pair, Victor is less cold about who he keeps and who he throws away.

Sydney actually doesn’t read like a thirteen year old. At the same time, it makes sense that she doesn’t because of what has happened to her recently (as of two nights ago in the story). She grew up in a short time, yet there is still a childish innocence to her. I liked her character. But at a lot of times, I wanted to scream at her, ‘don’t trust him!!!!!! Regardless of my own opinion of him’. And then there is Serena–with both Sydney and Serena, I won’t tell you their significance or who they’re aligned with–is a pretty solid character. But of all supporting characters, she’s probably the shallowest, and has the least amount of depth. Yet at the same time, there is so much to her character that wants for something she can never have. She is an interesting character that’s for sure.

Lastly, Mitch, I bring him in because he is a supporting character on Victor’s side, and I thought he was really cool. I like his character, and when it came to revealing his history, I really liked him.

The Setting

This is set in a variety of places (depending on the chronological time period), but mostly, it’s focussed on the City of Merit for the last three days of the story (since the story is told currently over a period of about a day and a bit, with the rest of the story told in flashbacks accumulated over ten years). EOs are also considered dangerous in this story, they are something of a myth, of which most of the world don’t know about, and the police/federal bureaus will cover up any EO related incidence.

The Writing

I was very surprised by the density of the writing. By dense, I mean, there are a lot of words on the page, and there are bigger paragraphs than I expected. The Archived was not like this. It was simpler, more YA. But as expected of a book that’s been shelved as Adult, the writing in Vicious is much more denser. More intense. More complex. And it actually required me to read every single word on the page. I usually read really fast, because paragraphs and words melt together. But in Vicious, it was like I didn’t want to miss out a single word out of fear I would miss out something important. I actually really revelled in this writing. I love the way Schwab uses her words to capture each character’s idiosyncratic speech and actions. There is so much depth to the writing. I drooled. (And this might also have been because compared to academic texts that are usually a little drier, Schwab’s writing was excellent.)

Overall

Should you read this? Well that depends. This book isn’t a romance. It’s not a superhero story either. It’s a dark, gorey, epic mental, physical, and moral battle between antihero and so-called hero. This isn’t a story about who is ‘good’, rather it’s a story about ‘who is the lesser evil?’ Is this a suggestive read? Yes, definitely.

[N.B] If I sound repetitive or nonsensical, my apologies! I’m just so tired right now from finishing the second half asap and writing the above which I hope sounds somewhat rational and cohesive lol.

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Quarterly Book Club Updates!

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Hurrah!  We are six days into the Third Quarter of the year.  I’m excited, really I am, since the Quarterly Book Club is now six months old, and slowly making it’s way to it’s first anniversary!

The Third Quarter: Supernatural-Paranormal-Mystery

For this Quarter, the Book Club is exploring the Supernatural/Paranormal/Mystery genre.  Think vampires, ghosts, werewolves, mystery stories, and there you have it!

For me, this isn’t a genre I usually read, since I generally prefer something a little bit more realistic, however, like with the other Quarters that have passed, I’m definitely up for something different!

With Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (by Ransom Riggs) and The Golem and the Djinni (by Helene Wecker) succeeding at the top of the Quarterly Book Club Quarter Poll, it shall be a very entertaining and unusual quarter I think! (Gosh that sentence sounds odd to my ears! But well.)  I’m particularly looking forward to both those books since before the Quarter Poll results, I can’t ever imagine myself taking the time to read them–another reason why I’m loving my book club, I get the chance to diversify my reading even more than ever.

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Along with the top two main reads (while we say they are the top two, Sam and I totally understand when one can’t get a hold of both books!) this Quarter’s available reading list is even longer than ever, with a variety (granted most are more ghost-paranormal-mystery related than supernatural) of other reads to fill up the remaining two book reads for the Quarter (since we do go by–top two poll result books, plus two of your own choice books from the poll list).

Chasing Spirits by Nick Groff Chasing Spirits: The Building of the “Ghost Adventures” Crew
Dark World by Zak Bagans Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew Bagans, Zak
Vicious by V.E. Schwab Vicious (Vicious, #1) Schwab, V.E.
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight Reconstructing Amelia McCreight, Kimberly *
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1) Priest, Cherie *
Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross Sisters of Blood and Spirit Cross, Kady *
The Thirteenth Chime by Emma  Michaels The Thirteenth Chime (Sense of Truth, #1) Michaels, Emma
Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy Hemlock Grove McGreevy, Brian *
Conversion by Katherine Howe Conversion Howe, Katherine*
The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley The Stolen One Crowley, Suzanne *
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender Bad Girls Don’t Die (Bad Girls Don’t Die, #1) Alender, Katie *
Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre Mortal Danger (Immortal Game, #1) Aguirre, Ann *
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff Paper Valentine Yovanoff, Brenna *
The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker The Golem and the Djinni Wecker, Helene *
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) Riggs, Ransom

I’m hoping to read Paper Valentine, Bad Girls Don’t Die, Vicious, Mortal Danger, The Stolen One, Sisters of Blood and Spirit, Maplecroft and the Thirteenth Chime.  But I guess I’ll have to see how I go!

If you’re on Goodreads and want to join our group here is the Link and look above for the Header and below for the Logo.

"The Quarterly Book Club"

The Quarterly Book Club is designed for the busy reader, with Quarterly reading challenges as well as Yearly challenges for flexibility. It’s also a place for personal reading challenges, book discussions, and essentially sharing your book tastes with others of similar tastes. Although we mainly focus on YA novels, that does not mean that we don’t read Adult or Middle Grade novels.
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Brought to you and hosted by Sam @ Poison For the Senses and Nina @Words that Flow Like Water
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Hopefully we’ll see you there 🙂 Sam and I will be posting the challenges that we do over on the group here on wordpress and post any book related posts in our group.  We Hope You Can Join Us!!!  We really would love to see you there!