And welcome to From Pemberley to Milton’s first 2016 post!
For the first post of the year, instead of the usual reviews, I thought it would be best to share with you some of my favourite books from 2015 and my plans for 2016. But don’t worry, I’ll never stop reviewing, and my next post will definitely be a review 🙂
2015 was a great year for me in terms of JAFF reading due to the diversification. Usually I prefer regency variations, and before this blog those would be the only JAFF books I would read, but the contact with other readers, writers and editors opened my eyes to many other types of JAFF books that I came love. I loved Longborn’s Songbird which occurs in the post WW II, I fell in love with Then Comes Winter which was my first Anthology, and I now look at novellas with another perspective.
So, it is nice to see that some books in my top 10 are not canon variations as they would certainly be in previous years 🙂 It’s hard to choose between so many good books I read last year, but if I had to choose, my top 10 would be:
The Unthinkable Triangle by Joana Starnes
Ardently by Caitlin Williams
The Madness of Mr. Darcy by Alexa Adams
Sketching Mr. Darcy by Lory Lilian
Earning Darcy’s Trust by Jennifer Joy
A Peculiar Connection by Jan Hahn
Then Comes Winter – Edited by Christina Boyd
The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth by Victoria Kincaid
Suddenly Mrs. Darcy by Jenetta James
A Will of Iron by Linda Beutler
Have you read any of them? Are they among your favorites as well?
I’m glad I started diversifying, but the downside of starting to read other types of books is that my TBR pile just doesn’t stop increasing. It is literally out of control!
I used to have a hard time finding good JAFF books to read but now, I hardly have the time to read all I want to and often disregard my TBR pile when something new and alluring comes along. I can honestly say I buy more books than I read 🙂
I though the best way to stay on track would be to publish my TBR list, or part of it anyway. This way, you dear reader, will be able to keep me on track every time I begin to astray.
That being said, this year I am really looking forward to read:
Remembrance of the Past by Lory Lilian
Pride Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Accusing Elizabeth by Jennifer Joy (to be released this month)
Sun Kissed: Effusions of Summer edited by Christina Boyd
Undeceived by Karen M. Cox (to be released in the beginning of the year)
No such thing as Luck: A North and South Variation by Nicole Clarkston
The Darcys of Pemberley by Shannon Winslow
And to re-read:
The Falmouth Connection by Joana Starnes
Mr. Darcy’s Promise by Jenna Elsworth
Haunting Mr. Darcy by Karalynne Mckrory
What about you? Do you have a TBR pile waiting for you? Any suggestions you would like to make?
Looking forward to hear from you 🙂