Monday, January 4, 2010

Read in 2010


Here is where I plan to keep a record of books read and to be read. Once I finish the book it will be rated. If there is no rating, it means I just have that book on the to be read list. Ratings criteria:
  • 1* couldn't stand it, best used as a paperweight.
  • 2* meh, could take it or leave it but mostly leave it. I could put it down and not care if I picked it up again or not
  • 3* okay enjoyable read, although I liked it, I could put it down easily and not rush back to continue
  • 4* I really liked this one, I could put it down but reluctantly and was somewhat anxious to get back to it
  • 5* Loved it! Couldn't put it down and if I absolutely had to ( if something was on fire or flooding) I couldn't wait to get back to it
January  ~ 7169 pp

  1. Our Hart by Lloyd Lofthouse 4**** 281 pp
  2. Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs 4**** 311 pp
  3. Stirring up Strife by J.B. Stanley 3.5 **** 338 pp
  4. Truth Worth Tellin' by Toni Teepell 4.5**** 204 pp
  5. Snipped in the Bud by Kate Collins 3***426 pp (LP)
  6. State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy 4**** 325 pp
  7. Lessons in French by Laura Kinsale 3.5*** 457 pp
  8. Reasons by Tracy Fabre 2** 222 pp
  9. Tragic Magic by Laura Childs 4**** 307 pp
  10. Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr 4**** 371 pp
  11. Death in a Cold Hard Light by Francine Mathews 3*** 323 pp
  12. Knit, Purl, Die by Anne Canadeo 4**** 266 pp
  13. The Father's Day Murder by Lee Harris 2.5** 258 pp
  14. The Chocolate Snowman Murders by JoAnna Carl 3*** 331 pp (LP)
  15. Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr 4.5**** 373 pp
  16. Death of a Valentine by M.C. Beaton 3*** 246 pp
  17. The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall 5***** 517 pp
  18. Fireside by Susan Wiggs 3.5*** 412 pp
  19. The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry 3.5 *** 418 pp
  20. Rose Hill by Pamela Grandstaff 3*** 262 pp
  21. Spinning Forward by Terri Dulong 4**** 301 pp
  22. Dead Water by Ngaio Marsh 3*** 220 pp
February ~ 5943 pp
  1. Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer 2** 562 pp
  2. They Found Him Dead by Georgette Heyer 3.5*** 352 pp
  3. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett 3.5*** 281 pp
  4. The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell 4**** 356 pp
  5. The Art of French Kissing by Kristin Harmel 3.5*** 338 pp
  6. If There Be Dragons by Kay Hooper 2** 251 pp
  7. The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs 4**** 320 pp
  8. The Sexiest Man Alive by Diana Holquist 2.5** 313 pp
  9. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart 3*** 373 pp
  10. Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh 3.5*** 319 pp
  11. Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh 2.5** 272 pp
  12. Morning Glory Circle by Pamela Grandstaff 3*** 273 pp
  13. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake 3.5 *** 326 pp
  14. Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani 4.5 **** 332 pp
  15. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt  4 **** 306 pp
  16. The Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett 3 *** 310 pp
  17. Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle 3.5 *** 332 pp
  18. Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle 3.5 *** 327 pp
March ~ 6161 pp
  1. Russka by Edward Rutherford 945 pp 3.5**8
  2. Death Takes the Cake by Melinda Wells 3.5 ***465 LP pp
  3. Last Snow by Eric Lustbader 4**** 414 pp
  4. Devil's Food Cake by Josi Kilpack 3.5 *** 361 pp
  5. Sealed with a Ring by Mary Margaret Daughtridge 3*** 409 pp
  6. Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff 3.5 *** 260 pp
  7. An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor 3.5 *** 319 pp
  8. The Seventh Witch by Shirley Damsgaard 3*** 276 pp
  9. Our Lady of the Immaculate Deception by Nancy Martin 3*** 310 pp
  10. Evenings at the Argentine Club by Julia Amante 4 **** 336 pp
  11. Midnight Fugue by Reginald Hill 4.5**** 362 pp
  12. Tell Me Something True by Leila Cobo 2.5** 308 pp
  13. Stand -In for Murder by Lynn Bradley 2.5** 252 pp
  14. No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer 3*** 364 pp
  15. The Girl from Junchow by Kate Furnivall 5 ***** 488 pp
  16. Murder on the Cliffs by Joanna Challis 3*** 292 pp
April ~ 6595 pp
  1. Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell 4**** 404 pp
  2. The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles 4**** 560 pp
  3. Lemon Tart by Josi Kilpack 4**** 361 pp
  4. Pearl of China by Anchee Min 3*** 278 pp
  5. The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen 3*** 266 pp
  6. Little Black Ant on Park Street by Janet Halfmann 3 *** 32 pp
  7. Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine 2.5** 220 pp
  8. Beautiful People by Wendy Holden 4**** 410 pp
  9. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen 3.5*** 265 pp
  10. The Last Curve by Margaret Allison 4**** 384 pp
  11. Amazing Gracie by Sherryl Woods 4**** 343 pp
  12. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen 4**** 278 pp
  13. Coming Home by Mariah Stewart 3*** 376 pp
  14. Murder Fantastical by Patricia Moyes 3.5 *** 253 pp
  15. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz 2.5** 353 pp
  16. The Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz 3*** 404 pp
  17. Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill 4**** 443 pp
  18. The Medium is Murder by Molly McKittereck 2.5** 224 pp
  19. The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry 4**** 403 pp
  20. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner 4**** 390 pp
  21. Flawed by Jo Bannister 2.5 ** 250 pp
  22. High Marks for Murder by Rebecca Kent 2** 200 pp
May ~ 3726 pp
  1. Uncertain Magic by Laura Kinsale 3.5 *** 480 pp
  2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 4**** 1,455 pp
  3. Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein 4**** 441 pp
  4. Photo, Snap, Shot by Joanna Campbell Slan 4**** 323 pp
  5. Other People's Skeletons by Julie Smith 2.5 ** 231 pp
  6. The Remains of the Dead by Wendy Roberts 3*** 279 pp
  7. A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware 5***** 517 pp
June ~ 6893 pp
  1. Dark Deceptions by Dee Davis 3.5*** 352 pp
  2. Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary 3.5 *** 310 pp
  3. The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howell 4****295 pp
  4. The Fixer-Upper by Mary Kay Andrews 4****  431 pp
  5. Revenge Served Cold by Jackie Fullerton 2** 287 pp
  6. Heaven Preserve Us by Cricket McRae 2.5 ** 384 pp
  7. The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette by R. T. Raichev 3*** 220 pp
  8. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich 4**** 308 pp
  9. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry 3*** 385 pp
  10. Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer 4.5 **** 351 pp
  11. The Angel by Carla Neggers 3 *** 357 pp
  12. Miss Julia Renews her Vows by Ann B. Ross 2.5** 341 pp
  13. The Dead Room by Heather Graham 3.5 *** 379 pp
  14. This Must Be the Place by Kate Racculia 3*** 350 pp
  15. Grace Under Pressure by Julie Hyzy 3.5 ***310 pp
  16. A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand 4**** 404 pp
  17. U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton 3.5 *** 403 pp
  18. Judge and Jury by James Patterson 4**** 472 pp LP
  19. Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank 3.5*** 344 pp
  20. The Turtle Mound Murder by Mary Clay 3*** 210 pp
July ~ 5258 pp
  1. Farm Fatale by Wendy Holden 4**** 406 pp
  2. Roseflower Creek by Jackie Lee Miles 2** 224 pp
  3. The Quick and the Thread by Amanda Lee 4**** 313 pp
  4. Inside Out by Barry Eisler 4.5 **** 345 pp
  5. Killer Plot by Ellery Adams 4**** 311 pp
  6. Secret Keepers by Mindy Friddle 4**** 293 pp
  7. The Last Train from Cuernavaca by Lucia St. Claire Robson 35*** 349 pp
  8. Who Rides a Tiger by Doris Miles Disney 3*** 255 pp
  9. Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfmann 4**** 32 pp
  10. Death by Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum 3*** 307 pp
  11. Sweet Tea at Sunrise by Sherryl Woods 3*** 389 pp
  12. The Island by Elin Hilderbrand 4**** 407 pp
  13. Patterns in the Sand by Sally Goldenbaum 3.5**** 294 pp
  14. Town in a Blueberry Jam by B.B. Haywood 3 *** 312 pp
  15. The House on Oyster Creek by Heidi Jon Schmidt 3.5*** 346 pp
  16. War on the Margins by Libby Cone 3*** 249 pp
  17. Rough Justice by Lisa Scottoline 4**** 460 pp
  18. Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay 4**** 220 pp
  19. Desire Me by Robyn DeHart 3.5*** 338 pp
August ~ 8268 pp
  1. Holly's Inbox: Scandal in the City by Holly Denham 3*** 523 pp
  2. The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose 5***** 405 pp
  3. Home Again by Mariah Stewart 3.5 ***464 pp
  4. Dead and Berried by Karen MacInerney 3.5*** 325 pp
  5. The Fourth Perimeter by Tim Green 4.5**** 385 pp
  6. How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway 5**** 276 pp
  7. The Target by Catherine Coulter 4**** 387 pp
  8. Welcome to Harmony by Jodi Thomas 3*** 373 pp
  9. Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny 4**** 371 pp
  10. Murder on the Rocks by Karen MacInerney 3.5*** 281 pp
  11. The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall 4**** 421 pp
  12. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay 4**** 463 pp
  13. Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle 3.5 *** 289 pp
  14. Buried Evidence by Nancy Rosenberg 4**** 357 pp
  15. Peppermint Twisted by Sammi Carter 3.5 *** 248 pp
  16. The One That I Want by Allison Winn Scotch 4**** 270 pp
  17. Body Work by Sara Paretsky 4**** 443 pp
  18. Southern Fried by Cathy Pickens 3*** 326 pp
  19. A Small Death in the Great Glen by A.D. Scott 3.5*** 416 pp
  20. Murder Most Maine by Karen MacInerney 3.5*** 271 pp
  21. The Mournful Teddy by John J. Lamb 3 *** 293 pp
  22. Cooked Goose by G.A. McKevett 2.5 ** 313 pp
  23. Death by Inferior Design by Leslie Caine 2** 372
September ~ 6205 pp
  1. Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell 4****  412 pp
  2. Dirty Rotten Tendrils by Kate Collins 4**** 315 pp
  3. Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel giveaway 3.5*** 310 pp
  4. Dead Head by Rosemary Harris 4**** 243 pp
  5. Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden 4****  320 pp
  6. Casting About by Terri DuLong 3.5 *** 325 pp
  7. The Divine Circle of Ladies Playing with Fire by Dolores S. Riccio 4**** 374 pp
  8. The Divine Circle of Ladies Rocking the Boat by Dolores S. Riccio 4**** 312 pp
  9. The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh 3*** 292 pp
  10. Think of a Number by John Verdon 4**** 418 pp
  11. Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell 3.5*** 330 pp
  12. The Gendarme by Mark Mustian 5***** 294 pp
  13. An Irish Country Courtship by Patrick Taylor 3.5 ***  464 pp
  14. The Big Dirt Nap by Rosemary Harris 3.5 ***  246 pp
  15. Saffron Dreams by Shaila Abdullah 3.5 *** 232 pp
  16. Saffron Skies by Lesley Lokko 4 **** 613 pp
  17. Chocolate Dipped Death by Sammi Carter 3.5*** 261 pp
  18. Dead over Heels by Charlaine Harris 2.5** 205 pp
  19. A Mckaslin Homecoming by Jillian  Hart 2.5**  239 pp
October~ 6597 pp
  1. Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams 4**** 269pp
  2. Silent Killer by Beverly Barton 3 *** 420 pp
  3. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman 3.5***  373 pp
  4. Run for Your Life by Andrea Kane 3 *** 464 pp
  5. The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri 5***** 270 pp
  6. A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal 3*** 225 pp
  7. Too Hot to Handle by Robin Kaye 2** 405 pp
  8. Double Cross by Clare O'Donohue 3.5 *** 289 pp
  9. One Day by David Nicholls 3.5*** 435 pp
  10. Trade Wind by M.M. Kaye 3*** 553 pp
  11. Keepsake Crimes by Laura Child 4**** 236 pp
  12. The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose 4**** 451 pp
  13. Lethal Justice by Fern Michaels 2.5** 304 pp
  14. Paris Wife by Paula McLain 2.5** 324 pp
  15. Red Hook Rd by Ayelet Waldon 3*** 335 pp
  16. Two Lethal Lies by Annie Solomon 4**** 381 pp
  17. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown 4**** 509 pp
  18. Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase 3 *** 354 pp
November ~ 6206 pp
  1. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde 399 pp 0* DNF
  2. Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst 3.5*** 372 pp
  3. The Swimming Pool by Holly Lecraw 3*** 307 pp
  4. Juliet by Anne Fortier 2 ** 444 pp
  5. Shoot to Thrill by P.J. Tracy 4**** 287 pp
  6. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa 1.5*  374 pp
  7. Interred with their Bones by Jennifer Carrell  2.5** 405 pp
  8. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson 5 ***** 358 pp
  9. A Traitor to Memory by Elizabeth George 4**** 1006 pp
  10. Let's Eat by Denise Burroughs 2.5**  60 pp
  11. Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier 3*** 298 pp
  12. Still Life by Louise Penny 4**** 312 pp
  13. Spiced to Death by Peter King 2** 293
  14. Hooked Up by J & J Laverne 25** 280 pp
  15. Murder Will Travel by Emily Toll 3.5*** 445 pp
  16. Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson 4**** 322 pp
  17. Knit Two by Kate Jacobs 3.5 **** 318 pp
  18. Fiber and Brimstone by Laura Childs 4 **** 322 pp
  19. Laughed Til He Died by Carolyn Hart 4****  288 pp 

December ~ 6184 pp

  1. Red to Black by Alex Dryden 2.5 ** 501 pp
  2. To Have and to Kill by Mary Jane Clark 4**** 305pp
  3. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafón 3*** 505 pp
  4. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton 4**** 306 pp
  5. Sleep no More by Susan Crandall 4**** 389 pp
  6. The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman 3.5*** 274 pp
  7. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie 4 **** 196 pp
  8. Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy 4**** 305 pp
  9. Buttercream Bumpoff by Jenn McKinlay 4**** 228 pp
  10. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny 5***** 311 pp
  11. The Gentle Axe by R. N. Norris 2.5** 305 pp
  12. Death on the Lizard by Robin Paige 3*** 352 pp
  13.  Killed by Clutter by Leslie Caine 3*** 368 pp
  14.  Elvis and the Memphis Mambo Murders by Peggy Webb 2.5 ** 341 pp
  15.  Good Night Little Sea Otter by Janet Halfmann  4**** 24 pp
  16. Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber 4**** 253 pp
  17. The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber 2.5 ** 232 pp
  18. Murder on Safari by Hillary Waugh 25** 222 pp
  19. The Tea Rose by  Jennifer Donnelly 4 **** 544 pp
  20. Swimming Upstream Slowly by Melissa Clark 2.5 ** 223 pp
 

12 comments:

  1. You always make me laugh, Kaye...you are so clever...but that is so organized that I know I would fall behind in a week let alone a month. You are my hero to keep to that schedule...wish I could. Happy New Year, friend!

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  2. Here's to the start of another wonderful year of reading, Kaye!

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  3. I thought I was the only crazy person that has read 4 books already!! You're going to blow my socks off woman!! I have a post like this on my challenge blog. I decided to do it as months. Listing genre/where I got it/pages/and then a rating. That way my end-of-the-year stats should be much easier to do..or at least I hope they will!!!

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  4. I am so glad to have found your blog this year - and I look forward to reading your posts in 2010!

    Good luck with War and Peace. I hope to tackle that some day, but it probably won't be any time soon.

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  5. War and Peace, good for you. I'm doing Moby Dick for a group read at Book Chatter and will count it toward my Chunkster challenge too. I'm happy to say I 've read 4 books too during the New Year Read-a-thon-a great start to the year. Happy reading in 2010.

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  6. I can't believe how many books you had read already! YIKES!

    And I love love love your ratings ...I've been searching for a description for my rankings and I love yours. Could I borrow them?????

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  7. You always bring a smile to my face :) Have a wonderful reading year.

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  8. you must enjoy torturing yourself...War & Peace! Good luck! Though maybe you will fare better than I did when I tried to read that years ago.

    happy reading in the new year.

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  9. You are so organized. I love this post. Good luck.. GREAT list. Very impressing reading coming up for you!

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  10. I have offered to read W&P with Stacy @ Stacy's Books sometime this year. Even knocked around an idea of doing posts along the way about the plot/characters to entertain followers. But I'm pretty sure I would not be able to finish it anywhere near as quickly as your schedule presents itself. In any event - if you are looking for reading support, I'm your gal!

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