Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Year of Entertainment: TV and Books

Is it really 2014? Another year has been swept away into the wide expanse of time to usher in a great new year full of numberless possibilities. What a good feeling! Another good feeling is noting all the great TV shows and books I feasted upon last year. As an account, I list them here. Hopefully, you see some that will capture your attention to watch or read!

TV Shows:
  • Switched at Birth seasons 1-2
  • Touch season 1
  • Doctor Who season 7
  • Psych seasons 1-6
  • Lie to Me seasons 1-3
  • Fringe (I have 6 episodes left and I done. Love this show!)
Books: note - bold titles are my favorite reads of the year
  • The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl) by Eoin Colfer
  • Wings by Aprilynn Pike
  • So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible As Literally As Possible by A.J. Jacobs
  • Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni
  • Until I Die (Revnenants) by Amy Plum
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test) by Aimee Carter
  • If I Should Die (Revenants) by Amy Plum
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Arise (Hereafter) by Tara Hudson
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
  • Spells (Wings) by Aprilynne Pike
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  • Cinder  (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
  • Illusions (Wings) by Aprilynne Pike
  • Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
  • Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer
  • The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
  • Destined (Wings) by Aprilynn Pike
Through my journey with the written word this year, I have found a new favorite author--that being Marissa Meyer, author of The Lunar Chronicles series. She blew me away with her retelling of Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood stories. Her writing style is unique and simply amazing. Out of all the books I read last year, I'd recommend hers the most. Oh, I can't wait for the next two books to be released. The dates won't come fast enough. The first two books covers are fantastic, huh?

And of course, TV-wise, I'd recommend Psych for sure, but if you enjoy some good sci-fi, then check out Fringe.

What are some of your favorite reads and watches from 2013? Have you read or seen any of the TV shows or books I listed above? Are you as much of a TV and book junky as me?


Writing Jewels


  1. I admit I love TV usually more than movies. I like hanging out with my favorite characters week after week. This year I did try Switched at Birth which I enjoyed for the first half of the first season. Love Psych and have always wanted to try Fringe. Favorite books this favorite books Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and Roots by Alex Haley

    1. I agree with you on liking TV more than movies. You should most definitely watch Fringe. I think you'd like it. If only we could watch shows together liked we did when we were roomies. I will have to check out those books. Hugs

  2. Psych is awesome! Probably in its last season right now, but it had an awesome run.
    Happy New Year!

  3. Psych and Fringe both great shows. Happy New Year

  4. I've hear Night Circus is fantastic, and Psych is always a winner! :)

  5. I've read many of those books! Glad to see your favorites. Great lists!

  6. I'm not much of a reader, but I'm changing that situation this year. I've started off with Don Quixote, and I'll see what happens after that.

    We almost never watch tv, but I'm going to try to get dvds for The Newsroom. It seems like such an interesting series.

    Best for 2014. Blessings and Bear hugs, too!