Shelf Control – November 12, 2015

Shelf Control

Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.  Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available.  Take a look at your shelves and/or Kindle and post about a book you own but haven’t read yet.

871589Title: The Fallon Blood 
Author:  Reagan O’Neal (aka Robert Jordan)
Published: December 31st 1995 by Forge (first published January 1st 1980)
Length: 381 Pages

Goodreads Summary: Michael Fallon, bonded servant, with trouble in Ireland just behind him, comes to the New World with one desire—to found a dynasty that need bend the knee to none.

In Charleston, South Carolina, Fallon begins. From bondsman to rice planter, from planter to privateer; from the beautiful, disturbingly sensual Elizabeth Carver to the lovely and loving Gabrielle Fourrier; from peace to the greatest Revolution the world had ever seen—a novel beating with the passion of The Fallon Blood.

How I Got It: I bought it.

When I Got It: I had the mass market paperback but since it is Robert Jordan decided I wanted to have hardcover so I replaced my copy a few months ago.

Why I Want To Read It: I love Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series and I also love historical fiction so the meeting of RJ + historical fiction sounds like something perfect for me.  And the main character comes from Ireland (my absolute favorite country).

Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is:  Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

Robert Jordan – 16 books

These books were all a part of The Wheel of Time series which is one of my absolute favorites!

Nicholas Sparks – 16 books

I grew up reading and collecting these with my mom.

Charlaine Harris – 15

All of the books I have read of hers are from the Sookie Stackhouse series.  Although the end of the series was not my favorite, I’ll still love these books forever.

Janette Oke – 14 books

Another group of books I grew up reading with my mom.  I’m not into Christian Fiction anymore but her books were a big part of my childhood so they’ll stay with me forever as well.

Valerie Tripp – 13 books

She is the author of a few of the American Girls series.  I’ve read all of the Molly and Felicity books plus one of the Josephina series.

Laura Ingalls Wilder – 9 books

Another series of books that was a huge part of my childhood.  I’ve been in the mood to reread these lately.

Jane Austen – 8 books

She being my favorite author, I clamor to get my hands on anything and everything Jane Austen.  I’ve read her 6 full novels plus The Watsons, Sanditon, and Lady Susan.

L.M. Montgomery – 8 books

Yet another series that has had an impact on my childhood and my entire life.  Anne Shirley will always be a kindred spirit and bosom friend to me.

J.K. Rowling – 8 books

I first fell in love with Rowling with Harry Potter, as everyone else.  Along with The Casual Vacancy, I just love her writing.

L.J. Smith – 7 books

I have always had an interest in vampires so I finally read The Vampire Diaries books in the last year or two.

So those are the top ten authors I’ve read the most books from.  Were any of these authors on your lists this week?  Who are some of the authors you’ve read the most books from?

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 1

30 Day Book Challenge

Day 1: Best book you read last year.

The best book that I read last year would have to be A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.  It is the long awaited final volume of The Wheel of Time series written by Robert Jordan and completed posthumously by Brandon Sanderson.  The first book, The Eye of the World, was published in 1990.  So it took 23 years to complete the series.  And if you are at all familiar with the series, you know that each book is at least 600 pages.

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I began reading the series when a friend introduced it to me in 2004.  The only real fantasy fiction that I had read before this was The Lord of the Rings.  I was hooked immediately and started my collection.  In 2005 I started college and it was a little hard to read all of my books for school and keep track of all the characters and storylines when I couldn’t read as often as I wanted to.

By the time I got A Memory of Light I couldn’t wait to get started.  I was finally at the end of the series.  I needed to find out what happened to all of my favorite characters!  In the other books, the main characters end up scattered around the land where the series takes place.  In AMoL they were all brought back to the same place to fight the final battle.

If you’ve never read the series but are a fan of fantasy fiction, I would definitely recommend you read it.  I don’t have the writing skills to do the series justice so if you would like some more information on what the series is about, I would check out either of the following websites.

Dragonmount – A Wheel of Time Community

Encyclopaedia WoT