Monday, January 2, 2012

Read in 2012


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 want to read that book in that month.
Ratings criteria or what I call the "put down, pick up factor":
  • 1* put it down and leave it down, couldn't stand it, best used as a paperweight, doorstop or kindling.
  • 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 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
  1.  Moon Spinners by Sally Goldenbaum 4****
  2. An Irish Christmas by  Melody Carlson (nook) 3.5***
  3. The Christmas Dog by Melody Carlson (nook) 3.5***
  4. If Fried Chicken Could Fly by Paige Shelton  3***
  5. Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell (nook) 4****
  6. Sea of Poppies by Amitov Ghosh 2.5**
  7. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery (nook)   4****
  8. Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maude Montgomery (nook)   3***
  9. Anne of the Island by Lucy Maude Montgomery (nook) 3***
  10. Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke 3.5***
  11. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff  2**
  12. Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston (kindle) 3.5***
  13. 22 Britania Road by Amanda Hodgkinson 3***
  14. Siam Nights by J.F.  Gump 2.5**
  15. Affairs of Steak by Julie Hyzy  3.5***
  16. Never Buried by Edie Claire  (kindle) 4****
  17. Mitigating Circumstances by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg 3***
  18. Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell  (kindle) 5*****
  19. The Darlings by Christina Alger  (arc) 4****
  20. Scandalous Spirits by C.B. Scott (kindle) 3***
  21. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (kindle) 3.5***
  22. To Speak for the Dead by Paul Levine (kindle) 3.5***
  23. The Island of Dangerous Dreams by Joan Lowery Nixon 2**
  24. Fudge-Laced Felonies by Cynthia Hickey (e book) 2.5**
February
  1. The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie  4****
  2. The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark (hc) 4****
  3. Ghost a la Mode by Sue Jaffarian (nook) 4****
  4. The Golden Hour by Margaret Wurtele  3.5***
  5. The Goddess of Fried Okra by (kindle) 3***
  6. The Mysteries of Hummingbird Falls by Joanne Clary (kindle) 3***
  7. The Lighthouse by P.D. James 335 pp 4****
  8. Well Offed in Vermont by Amy Patricia Meade  (kindle) 4***
  9. Cake on a Hot Tin Roof by Jacklyn Brady (berkley)  4****
  10. Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride by Sandra Bricker (kindle) 3***
  11. The Shimmering Blond Sister by David Handler 4****
  12. Hickory Smoked Homicide by Riley Adams 2.5 **
  13. Knit One Pearl One by Gil Mcneil (LT) 4****
  14. Guernsey: Rachel's Story by Peter Lihou  (kindle) 3***
  15. Candy Apple Dead by Sammi Carter  2.5**
  16. The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey (nook) 4****
  17. Die and Die by E.L. Larkin   3***
  18. Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard   3.5***
  19. Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens  5*****
  20. The Cart Before the Corpse by Carolyn McSparren (kindle) 2.5**
  21. The Icon Thief by Alec Nevala-Lee  4****
  22. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay (march release R berkley)3***
  23. Murder Buys a T Shirt by Christy Field  3***
  24. Wildflowers of Terezin by Robert Elmer (nook) 3***
March
  1. The Litigators by John Grisham  3.5***
  2. Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman ( kindle) 4****
  3. The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher (nook)  4****
  4. They Came to Bagdad by Agatha Christie  3***
  5. Abby Finds Her Calling by Naomi King   4**** 
  6. Antiques Maul by Barbara Allen (kindle) 3***
  7. Bad Boy by Peter Robinson  4****
  8. Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie  4****
  9. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton  4****
  10. Haunted Ground by Erin Hart  4****
  11. An Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell (kindle) 4****
  12. No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie   4.5****
  13. Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer (nook)  4****
  14. The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini  2**
  15. The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe  4****
  16. Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman   3.5***
  17. Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr  4****
  18. Redwood Bend by Robyn Carr (kindle) 4****
  19. Restoration by Olaf Olafsson  3.5***
  20. Christmas in Time by Peggy Webb (nook novella) 2**
  21. Dread on Arrival by Claudia Bishop  3***
  22. A Killer Read by Erica Chase  4****
  23. Death of an Obnoxious Tourist by Maria Hudgins (kindle) 4****
  24. Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie (nook)  3.5***
  25. An Irish Tale by Terence O'Grady (nook short) 2**
  26. The Blotting Book by E.F. Benson  (nook novella)3***
April
  1. The Jewel of Maythwaite Manor by Lily Byrne (nook novella) 2**
  2. The Errant Necklace by Lily Byrne (nook novella) 2**
  3. Snow White and Rose Red by Ed McBain  2.5**
  4. The Body in the Big Apple by Katherine Hall Page (kindle) 4****
  5. Death of a Loveable Geek by Maria Hudgins (kindle) 3.5***
  6. The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons 5*****
  7. Sophie and the Rising Sun by Augusta Trobaugh (kindle) 4****
  8. More Than You Know by Penny Vincenzi   4****
  9. Sweet Tea and Secrets by Nancy Naigle (kindle) 3.5***
  10. A Time for Peace by Barbara Cameron (nook) 3.5***
  11. The Vampire Next Door by Ashlyn Chase   1.5*
  12. Girl on the Beach by Sandra Thompson (nook) 1.5*
  13. Ghost in the Polka Dot Bikini by Sue Ann Jaffarian  3.5***
  14. Moon Shell Beach by Nancy Thayer  4****
  15. Orchid House by Lucinda Riley  4****
  16. Kill Me if you Can by James Patterson 4****
  17. Midnight in Peking by Paul French  3***
  18. Murder Half Baked by Kathleen Delaney (kindle) 3.5***
  19. A Hint of Murder by Lia Fairchild (nook)3***
  20. Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates 4****
  21. Finders Keepers by Catherine Palmer (nook) 2.5**
  22. Amersham Rubies by Rhys Bowen (short) 1*
May
  1. Bookmarked to Die by Jo Dereske (kindle) 3.5***
  2. A Deadly Grind by Victoria Hamilton 3***
  3. Happy Hour by Michele Scott (kindle) 3.5***
  4. Coffin Dodgers by Gary Marshall (kindle)4****
  5. Agony of the Leaves by Laura Child 3***
  6. Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer 4****
  7. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton 5*****
  8. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter (kindle) 3***
  9. Coming up for Air by Patty Callahan Henry 3***
  10. Two Widows and the Thrift Store Murders by Ruth Ross ( kindle) 3***
  11. A Coffin for Charley by Gwendolyn Butler 3***
  12. Dreams of the Dead  by Perri O'Shaughnessy  (library) 3.5***
  13. Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer (library)****
  14. Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank  (library) 4****
  15. I, Spy? by Kate Johnson (nook) 4****
  16. Confessions of an Improper Bride by Jennifer Haymore 2**
  17. English Tea Murder by Leslie Meier 4****
June
  1. Hurricane by Karen Harper 3.5***
  2. Dead Man Waltzing by Ella Barrick 3.5***
  3. Blood Hollow by William Kent Krueger (library) 4****
  4. Relative Danger by June Shaw  2.5**
  5. Hot Button by Kylie Logan 4****
  6. Eliza of Fair Haven by Emily Hill (nook) 1*
  7. St Patrick's Day Murder by Leslie Meier (library) 3.5***
  8. Castle Cay by Lee Hanson (nook) 4****
  9. Red Velvet Revenge by Jenn McKinlay 4****
  10. A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender (nook) 3***
  11. Pussyfooting by Carole Nelson Douglas 1*
  12. Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax (Erin Galloway/peng) 5*****
  13. Elvis Has Not Left the Building by J. R. Rain 2**
  14. Damas, Dramas and Ana Ruiz by Belinda Acosta 3***
  15. Harmless as Doves by P.L. Gaus 3***
  16. A Thousand Bones by P.J. Parrish 4****
  17. Silenced by the Yams by Karen Cantwell (kindle) 4****
  18. Ghost of a Chance by Emma Daniels (nook) 2 **
  19. The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 4.5****
  20. A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman Winds of Change series nook 2**
  21. Gossip by Beth Gutcheon 2.5**
  22. Dutch Me Deadly by Maddy Hunter (kindle) 3***
  23. The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway (lt) 4 ****
  24. Dark Lady by Richard North Patterson 4****
  25. Pepperoni Pizza Can be Murder by Chris Cavender  (library)3***
  26. Granny Smith Investigates by G.M. Dobbs (kindle) 4***
July
  1. Justice Denied by Robert K. Tanenbaum 3.5***
  2. Egrets to the Flames by Barbara Anton (kindle) 2.5**
  3. The Only True Genius in the Family by Jennie Nash 3***
  4. Unraveling Ada by Barbara Sullivan (kindle) 1.5*
  5. Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams 4****
  6. Did Anyone Die by Stella Stafford (kindle) 4****
  7. Casting Off by Nicole R. Dickson 3***
  8. Eye of the Storm by V.C. Andrews 2.5**
  9. Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Stiger (kindle) 4****
  10. Beyond the Misty Shore by Vicki Hinze  (kindle) 1.5*
  11. The Booster by Jennifer Solow 4****
  12. A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama 3.5 ***
  13. Fire and Ice ( Liam Campbell #1) by Dana Stabenow kindle 4****
  14. Seek Me With All Your Heart by Beth Wiseman (Land of Canaan #1) (kindle) 4**** $1.48
  15. If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster 3***
  16. The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla  5*****
  17. The Heart's Journey by Barbara Cameron (Nook)(netgalley) 4****
  18. Three Silent Things by Margaret Mayhew 4****
  19. The Shadow Queen by Rebecca Dean  3***
  20. Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn 3.5***
  21. The Judas Tree by Kathryn Wall 3***
  22. Sea Change by Karen White 3***
  23. Donuts for Amy by John Malik BP (kindle) 2.5**
  24. A Hearth in Candlewood by Delia Parr (kindle) 1.5*

August
  1. Mazurka by Campbell Armstrong 4***
  2. Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliot (kindle) 4**** $1.99
  3. Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle 2.5**
  4. Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand 4.5****
  5. The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer 3.*** (library)
  6. A Plain Death: An Appleseed Creek Mystery by Amanda Flower (kindle) 3.5*** $4.99
  7. Material Witness by Vanetta Chapman(netgalley) 4 ****
  8. Live Free or Die by Jesse Crockett NH cozy (kindle) 4**** $.99
  9. Bingo Barge Murder by Jesse Chandler (kindle) 2**
  10. The False Friend by Myla Goldberg 1.5* 
  11. Murder in Steeple Martin by Lesley Cookman  (kindle)2.5**  $.99
  12. The Sisters Montclair by Cathy Holton (LT) 5*****
  13. The Dark Place by Aaron Elkins 2.5**
  14. Ready, Scrap, Shoot by Joanna Campbell Slan (kindle) 2** $1.99 
  15. Toward Night's End by M.H. Sargent (kindle) 3***
  16. City of Women by David R.Gillham (library) 4****
  17. Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson  (NG) 5*****
  18. A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell (NG) 3***
  19. The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas 3***
  20. The Middleman by J.T. Conroe  (kindle)  3***
  21. The Harbormaster's Daughter by Heidi Jon Schmid  4****
  22. Simply Southern by Eric Wilder (nook) 2**
  23. The Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae 3***
  24. Wall to Wall Dead by Jennie Bentley BPC 3.5***
  25. Missing by Shelly Shepard Gray 3***
September
  1. The Book Lover by Maryann McFadden  (kindle) 4****  $.99
  2. Revenge of the Radio-active Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French 3.5***
  3. The Search by Shelly Shepard Gray  (kindle)  3***  $.99
  4. Mrs. Tuesday's Departure by Suzanne Anderson  (kindle) 3***
  5. The Search by Shelley Shepard Gray (kindle) 3*** $.99
  6. Buying Murder by Nancy Lynn Jarvis (kindle) 3.5***
  7. The Big Killing by Annette Meyers (Smith & Wetzon) kindle 3.5*** $.99
  8. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova 4****
  9. The Christmas Carol Murders by Christopher Lord 2**
  10. Priced to Move by Ginny Aiken  (kindle) 2**
  11. While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin (Nook) 4****
  12.  The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (library) 4****
  13. Miss Buncle Married by D.E. Stevenson (NG) 3.5***
  14. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton  (library) 3.5***
  15. Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich (library) 3***
  16. Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger ( library) 4****
  17. Pawpaw Patch by Janice Daugharty  (kindle) 3.5***
  18. The Sausage Maker's Daughter by Ags Johnson  4****
  19. To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell (kindle) 4**** $1.99
  20. Death of a Kingfisher by M.C. Beaton (library) 2**
  21. Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown 4****
  22. The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan 3***
October
  1. Murder at the Rocks by Jill Paterson (kindle)  3***
  2. My Kind of Christmas  by Robyn Carr (NG) 4****
  3. Trouble in Mudbug by Jana Deleon (kindle) 3.5***
  4. The Charity Shop by Dorte Hummelshoi Jakobson  (kindle) 2**
  5. The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani (lib) 5*****
  6. Artistic Licence by Julie Hyzy 2.5**
  7. Queen of New Beginnings by Erica James (Nook) 4****
  8. If Mashed Potatoes Could Fly by Paige Shelton 3.5***
  9. Tuned in to Love: A short Story by Karen Jerabek (Nook) 2**
  10. Until Again (prequel to Blue) by Lou Aronica (Nook) 1*
  11. Autumn Winds by Charlotte Hubbard (LT) 4****
  12. Sweetie by Kathryn Magendie   3*** $.99
  13. A Nose for Hanky Panky by Sharon Love Cook (kindle) 4**** $.99
  14. Ruby by Lauraine Snelling (kindle)3***
  15. Irreparable Harm by Melissa Miller (kindle) 4****
  16. Postcards from Cedar Key by Terri Dulong  4****
  17. Nightshade on Elm Street by Kate Collins  4****
  18. A Fatal Fleece by Sally Goldenbaum (lib) 3.5***
  19. Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn Brady 3***
  20. Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio 4**** (kindle) $2.99
November
  1. Nipped in the Bud by Susan Sleeman (kindle) 3***
  2. Inadvertent Disclosure by Melissa Miller (kindle) 4****
  3. Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia Macneal (lt) 4****
  4. Irretrievably Broken by Melissa Miller  (kindle) 3.5***
  5. A Plain and Simple Heart by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith 3***
  6. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (lib) 3***
  7. Introducing the Richest Family in America by David Drum (nook) 3.5***
  8. Paradise Valley by Dale Cramer (nook) 4****
  9. Written in Stone by Ellery Adams 4****
  10. The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony 2**
  11. Merry Ex-Mas by Sheila Roberts (NG) 4***
  12. The Covenant by Beverly Lewis (kindle) 3.5***
  13. Uneasy Spirits by Louisa Locke (kindle) 2.5**
  14. The Secret Keepers by Kate Morton (NG) 5*****
  15. Black Dog  by Stephen Booth (Ben Cooper series #1) (lib) 4****
  16. Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Span Craig (Myrtle Clover) (kindle 2.5**
  17. Murder by Proxy by Suzanne Young (kindle) 3*** $ .99
  18. Kiss of the Christmas Wind by Janelle Taylor 2** (kindle)
  19. Thread on Arrival by Amanda Lee 4****
  20. Lady Wentworth by Amy Fortune shipping heiress assassination attempt 1*
  21. A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher (kindle) 3.5***
  22. Other Waters by Eleni Gage 3.5***
  23. Front Porch by Dorothea Benton Frank (kindle) 4****  $2.99
  24. Treasure of Saint-Lazare by John Pearce (kindle) 4****

December
  1. Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee 3***
  2. Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley (nook) 3***
  3. Captive Heart by Dale Cramer (library) 4****
  4. Dancing at the Chance by DeAnna Cameron 2.5**
  5. Elvis Takes a Backseat by Leanna Ellis 2** (kindle) $.99
  6. Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown (nook/NG) 3***
  7. Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay  4****
  8. An Uncluttered Palette by Jean Sheldon (kindle) 3.5***
  9. Though Mountains Fall by Dale Cramer (nook/NG) 4****
  10. WWII London Blitz Diary Vol 2 by Ruby Side Thompson (kindle) 3*** $.99
  11. Double Dare by Rhonda Nelson (Nook) 2.5**
  12. That Holiday Feeling by 3 authors (Macomber, Woods, Carr) (kindle) 3*** $.99
  13. Once a Cowboy by Linda Warren 3***   (Nook)
  14. Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran (kindle) 4****
  15. Marrying Up by Wendy Holden 4****
  16. Read and Buried by Erika Chase #2  4****
  17. A Death in Carolina by Scott Skipper (nook) 1*
  18. Trophies by J. Gunna Grey (nook) 3.5***
  19. The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson (kindle)  3***
  20. Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell (kindle)  4****
  21. A Sinister Sense by Alison Kingsley 2.5 **
  22. The Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wiseman (Land of Canaan #2) (kindle) 4**** $2.86
  23. The Skin of Water by G.S. Johnston (kindle) 4.5****
  24. His Love Endures Forever by Beth Wiseman  (Land of Canaan #3) (kindle) 4**** $3.49
  25. The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler 2.5**
  26. Room With a Clue by Kate Kingbury (Pennyfoot hotel #1) (kindle) 3***
  27. When Empires Fall by  Katie Jennings ( Vasser legacy series #1) (kindle) 3.5***
  28. An Amish Christmas: December in Lancaster County 4 authors/books (nook) 4****

5 comments:

  1. Go for it! Good luck with your reading this year. Sounds like a good way to keep track of books read.

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  2. Great way to keep track of your books. I spent a whole evening making monthly schedules...how anal is that? LOL!

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  3. Love your ratings! I've been collecting these lists and hope to be able to synthesize everyone's thoughts into a listing of my own. I definitely will be watching your cozy reads. I find I need to have one of them at least every 8-10 reads. They're fun, refreshing, and what is often needed to inspire me to tackle something in the chunkster category.

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  4. I like that you include your rating. I might have to add that in to my list … and list it by month! Thanks for the idea.

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  5. I try to keep a list, but....

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