Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Read in 2014

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.

  1. The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian (ccls/digital) 3***
  2. Ten Lords A-Leaping by C.C. Benison 3***
  3. Cancellation by Death by Dorian Yeager 3***
  4. Virgin River by Robyn Carr (kindle) 4****
  5. South of Hell by P.J. Parrish (ILL) 4****
  6. Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr Kindle) 4****
  7. Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr (kindle) 4****
  8. Murdermobile by B.B. Cantwell (kindle) 3***
  9. The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (ccls/digital) 3***
  10. Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer (ccls/digital) 3***
  11. A summer in Sonoma by Robyn Carr (ccls/digital) 3***
  12. The Secret Hour by Luanne Rice 4****
  13. The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore (ccls/digital) 2***
  14. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (kindle) 3***
  15. If You Can't Stand the Heat by Robin Allen (kindle) 3***
  16. The Witness by Dee Henderson (nook) 3***
  17. Simple Addition by Marshall Thornton (nook) 2**
  18. Plan B: A Nick Heller story by Joseph FInder (nook) 3***
  19. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (ccls) 2*
  20. Chocolate Aftertaste by Liz Grace Davis (kindle) 3***
  21. Appraisal for Murder by Elaine Orr (Jolie Gentil #1) (kindle) 3***  $.99
  22. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen (nook) 3.5***
  23. Rekindling Motives by Elaine Orr (Jolie Gentil #2) (kindle) 3***
  24. Drool Worthy by Tami Brothers (nook) 2**
  25. Dark Witch by Nora Roberts (ccls/digital) 4****
  26. When the Carney Came to Town by Elaine Orr (kindle) 3.5***
  27. The Beach House by Georgia Bockoven (ccls/digital) 4****
  28. Death of a Neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine (ccls/digital) 3***
  29. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman (ccls/digital) 3***

  1. The Bloodied Cravat by Rosemany Stevens 2**
  2. Lifeguard by James Patterson (ccls/digital) 4****
  3. Declaring Spinsterhood by Jamie Lynn Braziel (kindle) 2**
  4. Two Widows and the Rest Home Menace by Ruth Ross (kindle) 3*** $.99
  5. The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani (ccls/digital) 3***
  6. Clammed Up by Barbara Ross (kindle) 3*** $1.99
  7. Flirting with Disaster by Sherryl Woods 3.5***
  8. Needle in a Haystack by Ernesto Mallo  (nook)  1*
  9. Motherland by Maria Hummel (ccls) 4****
  10. Return to Grace by Karen Harper (ccls/digital) 3.5***
  11. Wedding Bell Blues by Ellie Ferguson (kindle) 3***
  12. The Russian Van Gogh by Robert Child (kindle) 3***
  13. Ridgeway Manor by Michelle Hart (kindle) 2.5**
  14. Saving Gideon by Amy Lillard (kindle)  4**** $.99
  15. Julius Katz Mysteries by Dave Zeltserman (kindle) 2**
  16. Entangled by  Barbara E. Brink  (nook) 2.5**
  17. Following Your Heart by Jerry S. Eicher $.99
  18. Flirting with Pete by Barbara Delinsky 3.5***
  19. Waking Up in Charleston by Sherryl Woods (ccls) 3***
  20. Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (ccle/digital) 4****
  21. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith  4**** $1.99
  22. Telling Lies by Cathi Stoler (kindle) 4****
  23. Fetching Raymond by John Grisham (ccls/digital) 2**
  24. March Violets by Philip Kerr (ccls) 2.5**
  25. Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor 2.5**
  26. The Modigliani Scandal by Ken Follett 3***
  27. Murder Simply Brewed by Vannetta Chapman (nook) 3.5***
  28. In for a Penny by Kathryn Wall  (kindle) 4**** $.99
  29. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (ccls)  4****
  30. Hats off to Murder by D.S. Nelson (kindle) 3***
  31. One for the Rooks by D.S. Nelson (kindle) 3***


  1. White Nights by Ann Cleeves (ccls) 4****
  2. A Stony Point Christmas by K.D. McCrite 3***
  3. Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr (ccls/digital) 3.5***
  4. The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie (ccls) 4****
  5. Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts (ccls/digital) 4****
  6. Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd (ccls/digital) 2.5**
  7. Keeping Secrets by Cathi Stoler (kindle) 4****
  8. Dangerous Waters by Ann Allen (kindle) 4****
  9. Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr (ccls/digital) 4****
  10. Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin (Nook) 3***
  11. Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Nevin 3.5***
  12. Knitting for Dummies by ? (ccls/digital)
  13. A Death in the Family by Caroline Dunford (kindle) 3***  $.99
  14. One Silvery Snowflakes on Lancaster by Sicily Yoder (Whoopie Pie #1) (kindle) 1*
  15. For Love of Livy by J.M. Griffin (kindle) 3***
  16. The Skein of the Crime by Maggie Sefton 2.5**
  17. The Outcast Dead by Ellie Griffiths (ccls) 4****
  18. Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs (kindle) 3***
  19. Dying for Danish by Leighann Dobbs (kindle) 3***
  20. Winter Surplus by Sicily Yoder (kindle) 1*
  21. Winter Letters  by Sicily Yoder (kindle) 1*
  22. Bear is Broken by Lachlan Smith (nook) 3***
  23. The All-girl Filling Station by Fannie Flagg (ccls/digital) 4****
  24. Pretense for Murder by Karen Abrahamson (nook) 1*
  25. Rules of Lying by Stephie Smith (kindle) 3***
  26. The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie McGill (ccls) 2**
  27. Red Bones by Ann Cleeves (ccls) 4****
  28. The Chance by Robyn Carr (ccls) 4****
  29. Close to the Bone by William G. Tapply (ccls) 3***
  30. Every Day by Marie Mosley 2.5**

  1. The Book Stops Here by Ian Sansome (ccls) 3***
  2. Heiress by Susan May Warren (nook) 3.5***
  3. Lamb to Slaughter by Karen Ann Hopkins (kindle) 3*** $2.99
  4. Amish Neighbors Vol 1: Becoming Amish by Melanie Schmidt (kindle) 3***
  5. The Sea Glass Sisters (prelude to Prayer Box) by Lisa Wingate (nook) 3.5***
  6. The Summer Snow by Rebecca Pawel 3***
  7. The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure (ccls/digital) 4****
  8. Black Lake by Johanna Lane  4****
  9. Courting Cate by Leslie Gould 3***
  10. The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee by Carolyn Brown (nook) 3.5***
  11. First Offense by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg 3.5***
  12. Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley (nook) 4****
  13. The Other Side of the Bridge by Kathleen Swartz (kindle 13) 3.5***
  14. Christmas at Pebble Creek by Vannetta Chapman (kindle)
  15. Miz Scarlet & the Vanishing Visitor by Sara Barton (kindle)
  16. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum (kindle 12)  (BP) $1.99
  17. The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger (LT)
  18. Return to the Beach House by Georgia Bockoven (LT)
  19. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan (kindle) $2.99
  20. Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster (kindle)
  21. In the Blood by Stephen Robinson (kindle 12) spring challenge
  22. Tangled to Death by J.M. Griffin  (kindle 12) 
  23. Four Friends by Robyn Carr (ccls) on hold


  1. Natalie Tereshchenko by Elizabeth Mills (nook 11) spring challenge
  2. Return to the Beach House by Georgia Bockoven LT
  3. Granny Heist by Juliet Dillon Clark (kindle 12) spring challenge
  4. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (ccls/digital) on hold
  5.  W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (ccls/digital) on hold
  6. A Shiver at Twilight by Erica Quinn (kindle)
  7. Druids Daughter by Jean Hart Stewart (kindle)
  8. Tanglewood Plantation by Jocelyn Miller (kindle) 12 $.99
  1. The Beautiful American by Jeanne Mackin (rev)


Library wish list

  1. Clara by Kurt Palka
  2. Enduring Passions by David Wiltshire (1939-45 wartime England, social classes etc)  ILL
  3. From Dust to Ashes by Tricia Goyer (WWII Liberation series #1)  (ILL)
  4. Garden of Stones by Sophie Littlefield N/A
  5. Hothouse Flower by Lucinda Riley N/A
  6. I Gave my Heart to know This by Ellen Baker   (ILL)
  7. Jasmine Nights by Julia Gregson   (ccls)
  8. Last Train to Paris by Micele Zackheim (WWII)
  9. Long Man by Amy Green (dar reco)
  10. Magnolia Wednesday by Wendy Wax (reco by Dar)  (ILL)
  11. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes (staci reco)
  12. Mimosas, Mischief and Murder by Sara Rosett   (ILL)
  13. Mint Juleps, Mayhem and Murder by Sara Rosett   (ILL)
  14. Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer  summer release
  15. Never Preach Past Noon by Edie Claire (at ccls)
  16. Night Song by Tricia Goyer (liberation series #2) ccls
  17. Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet (ILL)
  18. Passing On by Penelope Lively (MM at Diane's bbts) ccls
  19. Pictures of the Past by Deby Eisenberg (WWII art)N/A
  20. Postcards from Berlin by Margaret LeRoy (ccls)
  21. Rachel's Secret by Shelly Sanders  (ILL)
  22. Random Harvest by James Hilton WWI&II story rec see DVD also CCLS has both
  23. Ratlines by Stuart Neville ( WWII end)
  24. Red Ruby Heart in a Deep Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers  (ILL)
  25. Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino (11/30/12 reco by Caite)
  26. Say it With Poison by Ann Granger (cd) Cotswolds 
  27. Stuck on You by Lucy Lawrence (Jenn Mckinlay pen name, set in New Eng.)
  28. The Affair by Felicia Clifford (12/28/11 WoW pick Diane at BBTS)
  29. The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy
  30. The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
  31. The Bird House by Kelly Simmons
  32. The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds (Luanne at a bookworm's world reco)
  33. The Collaborators by Margaret LeRoy
  34. The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Trees by Susan Wittig Albert
  35. The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo
  36. The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (Titanic legal trials re Lady Gordon what happened in lifeboat)
  37. The English German Girl by ? reco by Anna H
  38. The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb (ILL)
  39. The Girl at the Lion D'or by Sebastian Faulks (1930 France)
  40. The Gin and Chowder Club by Nan Rossiter *
  41. The Granville Affaire by Una-Mary Parker WWII is declared eng  (ILL)
  42. The Granville Legacy by Una-Mary Parker wc post wwii
  43. The Harbour by Francesca Brill N/A
  44. The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax
  45. The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones
  46. The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
  47. The Irish Lady by Jeanette Baker reco by Staci   (ILL)
  48. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  49. The Love of my Youth by Mary Gordon (bibliophile by the sea review 3/11)
  50. The Moon Sisters by Sarah Addison Allen
  51. The Night Sky by Maria Sutton (reco at house of 7 tails blog) WWII N/A
  52. The Perfume Collector  by (ILL) 4/14
  53. The Printmaker's Daughter by Katherine Govier (old Japan)
  54. The Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts (O'Dwyer cousins #2 in trilogy)
  55. The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
  56. The Summer Before the Storm by Gabrielle Wills (Canada rich/elegant 1914 #1 Muskoka series) N/A
  57. The True Memoirs of Little K by Adrianne Sharp (Russia, tsars, Romanov, ballet reco at Raging Bibliomania(zibilee) ccls
  58. The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones (ccls)
  59. The Unseen by Katherine Webb
  60. The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak
  61. The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey (author of The Linen Queen) ccls
  62. Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann  ILL
  63. Those in Peril by Margaret Mayhew (wartime England)  (ILL)
  64. Well Bred and Dead by Catherine O'Connell
  65. When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenwaldt (reco by Staci 2/14/11 ccls
  66. Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (Bill Slider series)

Stephen Booth

  1. The Kill Call #9   pre order for kindle 6/2014
  2. Lost River #10   (not in lib) poor reviews
  3. The Devil's Edge # 11    (ILL)
  4. Dead and Buried #12     (ILL)
  5. Already Dead  #13 pre-order 8/19/14

P.J. Parrish

  1. The Little Death # 10  (ILL)
  2. Heart of Ice # 11   (ILL)


  1. Will look forward to seeing your reviews! Happy new year to you!

  2. Happy New Year. May 2014 be filled with great reads.

  3. Happy New Year. It's great to be this organized. I try to log upcoming books on my calendar but I can never keep to a schedule.

  4. Good luck with your reading. I'm keeping track of my 2014 reads with the 100+ Book Challenge post hosted by Freda.
    Book Dilettante

  5. It looks like you will have some great reading in 2014. Enjoy.

  6. Wow, have you really finished nine books already? And here I was feeling good about eing halfwayf through book four, and one book ahead of my 2014 Goodreads goal (100)... Happy new year of reading Kaye!


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