Zi’s Favorite Books Through the Years

Zi’s favorite Books through the years

 The Book Cat

No I do mean cat not worm… My cat will actually read with me!

So I thought I’d share our favorite reads with you on this page, besides trying to make it a little more organized than it was on the No Bummer Summer Reader lens.

I was at my Nana’s where they have a few bookcases & went rummaging through to see if there were any Ineeded or any interesting. When they got home.. Sully was sniffing them all out, I wonder if that’s how she decides which ones she’ll read with me.

The Links under or near each book or series is for your convenience to find via Amazon (for the official description of) and if interested purchase

Favorite Authors

Yasmine Galenorn  

J.R. Ward  

 Jill Churchill

  Janet Evanovich

My favorite Series

Witchling is the first book of my favorite series, Check out Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld series

I also have a page on J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood & an upcoming one for any Janet Evanovich books I read. But just to note… I may have yet to publish (& only will once I have enough information and reviews)


J.R. Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 1-4 (Penguin Classics)
J.R. Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 1-4 (Penguin Classics)

I’ve read Dark Lover & Lover Avenged books once before but I will re-read them (so far I have Read Dark Lover but & am currently re-reading and while I read the first 6 books I’ll read the insider’s guide alongside them.

You want my reviews and usch on that, I have to appologize but you will have to check out J.R. War’s Black Dagger Brotherhood. (Tehre should be a link somewhere on this page or you can find my 2014 Reading room lens)

Witchling (Sisters of the Moon, Book 1)
Witchling (Sisters of the Moon, Book 1)

The Other world series (which I’ve also heard called The Sisters of the Moon or the D’Artigo sisters)

is by Yasmine Galenorn . There is a variety of reasons I love this series which for one Its many genres in one.

Hexed, Inked & Never After are anthologies but have a story by Yasmine Galenorn in them that go with the Otherworld series.

For more, You will ned to check out Yasmine Galenorn’s otherworld (I had to make a seperate page for this series as well.)

The Vampire's Kiss
The Vampire’s Kiss

The Savannah Vampire series I think this was called by Raven Hart.

This is just one of I think 6. (I thought there woudl be another but I have yet to find It.

I remember not wanting to put them down but as far as being able to wright a plot summary It’s been too long.

I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Broken Heart, Oklahoma, Book 1)
I’m the Vampire, That’s Why (Broken Heart, Oklahoma, Book 1)

My favorite book from the series. The main character of this was a whip! Sarcastic & Sassy & none f the other books came close. (The character in this should make more apperances in the others! I may have had a laugh or more each chapter. The other books were still cool but this to me was the best.

Harry Potter

Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich

“his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor…

— Edgar Allen Poe- The Raven

to me as I to you



some books on this list are only temporary until I find another to replace those in the Top 10 books & add to the other 2 sections (So there’s no more than 20)

Books on the proverbial ‘To read‘ shelf –

*=Literally IN the to-read Shelf                 ?= can’t remember if I read or not & if so if I finished

So far, these are just what I can see in the vicinity & in the Bag next to the shelves! :;Face slap:: I have to update this and add whatever I have recently accumulated.

Want to see other’s I am interested in.. scroll down (toward end of page) for the ‘Want to read’ list

I’ve gone through my books more or less of what’s in the house; I’m sure I have a certain book but can’t seem to find it it’s a paperback called Thirst by Pyotyr Kurtinski & see # 65)

  1. Ready Player One by Ernest Klein
  2. *Jill Churchill Fear of FryingWar & Peas
  3. *Janet Evanovich* the red covered book of the Wicked series)Full Bloom   Full House  more stephanie Plum Books! (1, 2, 4, 13,17, & 18)Four to Score
  4. True Irish Ghost Stories  (?)
  5. *The immortal Hunter-Lyndsay Sands
  6. *Parallel Attraction-Deidre Knight
  7. *How to Talk to your cat (yea already know how to do that but it came in a lot)
  8. *Strange but true Vampires
  9. Towers of Midnight
  10. Wicked (series)#1 Witch & Curse#2 Legacy & Spellbound#3 Resurrection
  11. Ellen hopkins     Impulse  & Crank
  12. The Forbidden Game-L.J. SMith
  13. *A Celtic Miscellany
  14. * Black Dagger Brotherhood series Books #4-6
  15. Wicca -Scott Cunningham
  16. King Arthur & his Knights of the Round Table
  17. The Werewolf book
  18. The Witch Book
  19. Hollywood Gothic by David J. Skal (OMG this was a find in a Goodwill store)
  20. The Ring of Five Dragons
  21. Dragon Charm
  22. Last Dragon Standing
  23. They Thirst by Robert R. McCammon   (i think I read this once before whenI was younger but remember it with a different cover which of course I liked better as it was all black cover with what I remember of a metallic mouth with fangs & a little blood dripping out)
  24. Tales from Shakespeare
  25. Bad Moon Rising   Sherrilyn Kenyon
  26. The Vampire Book
  27. Druids-Lewis Spencer
  28. The Long haired Cat
  29. *Frankenstein-Mary Shelley
  30. Myths of the Norsemen-Jelen A.Guerber
  31. What my cat taught me about life-Niki Anderson
  32. Vampires- (From Dracula to Twilight) Charlotte Montague
  33. D’Aulaires book of Greek Myths
  34. The Beauty of Cats
  35. Essays of Schopenhauer
  36. Eyes of the Dragon – Stephen King
  37. Anne of Green Gables
  38. The Mammoth book of Fantasy
  39. The Dead Cat Bounce -Sarah Graves
  40. Valley of Silence -Nora Roberts
  41. Malice- Lisa Jackson
  42. Thirteen – various (Anthology)
  43. Selected Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
  44. Origins (Sweep series) – Cate Tiernan
  45. Super What?- Jaz Abbott
  46. David Copperfield (Vol 2) -Dickens
  47. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare
  48. Does the Noise in my head Bother yOu?- Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith)
  49. The Satanic Versus -Salmar Rushdie    (no idea what this is about, it was in our book case in the house I grew up but is quite thick & well I was in school so lets see.. Oh yeah & it’s hard cover as well which usually takes longer for me to read)
  50. Appetite for Destruction (The days of Guns & Roses) Danny Sugerman
  51. The Monster Squad- John Angus  (not sure if has anything to do with the movie from the 80s)
  52. The Paths We Choose – Sully Erna (I do want to re-read this as well)
  53. Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul
  54. Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
  55. Dewey (it’s about a Library Cat) ….see I told there was such a thing as ‘Book Cats’
  56. Unlocking the Meaning of Lost (the tv show)
  57. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  58. Santa Clawed – Rita Mae & Sneaky Pie Brown
  59. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  60. The Rose Labyrinth     well I found a paperback version today (march 22) but I have a hard cover version which is in a sleeve & has a pad that one one side I think it is a puzzle that will become a map This is another one that has been misplaced somehow!
  61. V.C. Andrews Garden of SHadows, Seeds of Yesterday & Petals on the wind
  62. Chasing Stanley by Deirdre Martin
  63. M is for Malice Sue Grafton  (& a few more from that series)
  64. The cat ate my jumpsuit (I saw the title & it made me laugh so I grabbed it should be a quick read when I get to it)
  65. Midnight in Death- J.D. Robb
  66. The Student Body -Valerie Wolzien
  67. Death in Autumn – Magdalen Nabb

Biographies & Memoirs

The Paths We Choose
The Paths We Choose

my Favorite Bio or Memoir ever! The book is written as if Sully is actually sitting there telling you, not like you are reading it. There’s a favorite quote as well as a favorite part I can see perfectly (in my own way) in my head!

The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star
The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

I love the art of it, it looks like a graphic novel. I did enjoy reading it a well but do not remember much about it

All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me
All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me

Not many Comediens make me laugh but ‘Dun-ham’ just clicks the tickle switch with me. Not to mention I love the unique act he has. He’s jsut not stand up there walking back & forth on the stage. The book pretty much is the same.. and Peanut, Ahkmed & walter even chime in here & there!

Beyond the Crease Martin Brodeur

Still To read

The Hammer by Dave the Hammer Shultz- Former Philadelphia Flyer

Does the Noise in my head Bother You?: A Rock in Roll Memoir by Steven Tyler

The Thin White Line by Lemmy of Motorhead

(CAn’t remember title but)     Corey Taylor

Misc faves

Ruby by V.C. Andrews

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman

 The Physic Book of Deliverance Dane
The Paths We Choose – Sully Erna

Recommended 2 me

the following are 3 referrals I received

Nikki Sixx the Heroine Diaries … I Love the art in the book

Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs. which is a book of essays that though,I was sceptical on reading something like that, was pretty interesting and funny. Loved the Questions in the middle of the book. Good for ice breakers & to get a conversation going) so thank you to Viki for a great recommendation.

Dracula Undead was Recommended by my friend Jane & writes

‘Dracula-the UNdead’. It’s apparenlty the official sequel to Bram Stokers Dracula, it’s co-written by Ian Holt and Dacre Stoker. So far, really enjoying it, very dark, as it should be! The twist in this tale, Bram himself is in it, and putting on a show of Dracula at the Lyceum, people thinking it’s pure fantasy, and the son of Jonathon and Mina Harker, Quincy, is an actor who wants to work on the play. However, he finds out that it’s all true and the charecters in it are his parents and their associates. That’s about as far as I have got so far. There is also another twist in it, in that the police think Van Helsing might be Jack the Ripper, although it’s some 25 years after those murders. It’s a good read, and I love the Jack the Ripper connection” I was finally able to read it You can find the review on  my 2013 year of the book series (quest) .

*Christopher Moore books  Read a few you will find them on the Quest Posts

*Songs of Fire & Ice (Game of Thrones tv based on) –by George R.R. Martin  (have yet to read)

This is a series I’ll have to look into! Bast-novels-rosemary-edghill


want To-read – now where are all those slips of paper?

because I think I might have to make this the main list somehow (but I don’t think you want to see a list of over 200 books!!!(at least not here) You can check more here on my Booked Forever wishlist

it just may be the packaging but that Buildings book looks & sounds interesting. I seem to be a sucker for stuff like that (as in packaging).

  • Building Stories by Chris Ware
  • Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
  • Murder Sends a Postcard (A Haunted Souvenir)by Christy Fifield
  • Bound by Night – Larissa Ione
  • One Lucky Vampire- Lyndsay Sands
  • 99 COffins
  • Grave Robbers Wanted- Jeff Strand
  • The Thirteenth Tale
  • Varney The Vampire
  • The Vampyre – Polidori
  • A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night – by Deborah Harkness
  • Witch & Wizard by James Patterson
  • Carmilla
  • There & Back Again by Sean Astin
  • Fortress Draconis -Michael A Stackpole (ahve the audio but can’t stand listening to books)
  • Never Again -Michelle Bardsley
  • The Curse of the Mist Wraiths -Janny Wurts
  • Zombie Survival Guide
  • Born of Fire- Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Perfect -Ellen hopkins (have you read these, if so could you please tell me anything more about them? they look like poems the way they are written made me curious to check out )
  • charms and chocolate chips by bailey cates
  • Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
  • Lost Cat by Caroline Paul

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