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) 4****  $1.99
    17. Hide and Seek by Fern Michaels 3***
    18. Return to the Beach House by Georgia Bockoven (LT) 3.5***
    19. Four Friends by Robyn Carr (ccls) 4****
    20. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (ccls/digital) 4****
    21. The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger  4****
    22. Murder in Hatterton Crow by Ormolu Mockingbird (kindle) 3***
    23. Whisper of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn (kindle)  3.5***
    24. The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo 4****
    25. Framed by Nikki Andrews (kindle) 2.5**
    26. A Perfectly Purloined Pinot by Michele Scott  (kindle) 1*
    27. Dying for Dinner Rolls by Lois Lavrisa  (kindle) 2** $.99
    1. Bake, Battle and Roll by Leighann Dobbs (kindle) 3***  $.99
    2. Breath of Spring by Charlotte Hubbard (NG) 4****
    3. Hawke's Cove by Susan Wilson 4****
    4. The Four Seasons by Mary Alice Monroe 4****
    5. A Stranger's Gift by Anna Schmidt (nook) 3***
    6. The Beautiful American by Jeanne Mackin (rev) 3.5***
    7. Granny Heist by Juliet Dillon Clark (kindle) 2**
    8. Simple Faith by Anna Schmidt (NG) 4****
    9. Aunt Bessie Assumes by Diana Xarissa (kindle) 3.5***  $.99
    10. She Came From Away by D. Edward Bradley ( nook )  2.5**
    11. Mother's Day Out by Karen MacInerney (kindle) 2**  $.99
    12. Lancaster Hearts by Ruth Price (kindle) 3***
    13. Courting Miriam by Ruth Price (kindle) 3***
    14. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (ccls/digital) 3***
    15. Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well by Nancy Atherton  (ccls/digital) 3***
    16. That Summer by Lauren Willig 4****
      1. The Promise by Robyn Carr (NG) 5*****
      2. Love in the Time of Hurricanes by Cathy Holton 2**  $.99
      3. The Quilter's Son: Book One: Liam's choice by Jilliam S. Bayarr  2.5** $.99
      4. The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams (LT) 3***
      5. In the Blood by Stephen Robinson (kindle ) 4****
      6. Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs (ccls/digital) 2.5**
      7. The Never Never Sisters by L. Alison Heller 3***
      8. The Norfolk Mystery by Ian Sansom (kindle) 2**
      9. The Beekeeper's Ball by Susan Wiggs (NG) 5*****
      10. Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves  (ILL) 3***
      11. The Little Death by P.J. Parrish (ILL) 4****
      12. The Upright Piano Player by David Abbott  2.5**
      13. What She Wants by Sheila Roberts (kindle) 4****  $.99
      14. The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy (kindle ) 3*** $1.99
      15. The Wild Dark Flowers: A Novel of Rutherford by Elizabeth Cooke 4****
      16. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan (kindle) 2** $2.99
      17. Throw in the Trowel by Kate Collins 3***
      18. The Kill Call by Stephen Booth (kindle ) 3***  $2.99
      19. Grist by Linda Little (nook) 2**
      20. Come Fly With Me by Sandi Perry (nook ) 3***
      21. Letters to Mrs. Hernandez by C. S. Gibbs (nook) 3***
      22. Nothing but the Truth by John Lescroart 3***
      23. Soup ..Er Myrtle Crumb by Gayle Trent (kindle) 4****
      24. Waiting for Summer's Return by Kim Vogel Sawyer (nook)
      25. Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster (kindle)
      26. Death at the Door by Caroline Hart (ccls/digital)
      27. Macaron Murder: A Patisserie Mystery by Harper Lin (kindle)
      28. Love in the Highlands by Barbara Cartland (nook)
      29. The Cross of Love  by Barbara Cartland (nook)
      30. The Sweet Potato Queens Big-Ass Cookbook by Jill Conner Browne
      31. A Plain Disappearance by Amanda Flower (kindle) $.99
      1. The House at Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax (blog tour) 4****
      2. Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt 3***
      3. Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer (ccls/digital) 4****
      4. Midsummer Night by Deanna Raybourn (kindle) 2***
      5. Silent Night by Deanna Raybourn (kindle) 3***
      6. Dead Water by Ann Cleeves (ccls) 4****
      7. Death of Yesterday by M.C. Beaton (ccls) 2**
      8. Twelfth Night by Deanna Raybourn (kindle) 3***
      9. The Major's Daughter by J.P. Francis (NG ) 3***
      10. Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer 3***
      11. Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton (ccls/digital) 2**
      12. The Shetland Bus by David Howarth (kindle) 2**  $1.99
      13.  Devil's Corner by Lisa Scottoline 4****
      14. Pies and Peril by Janel Gradowski (kindle) 3***
      15. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (kindle)  5**** $1.99
      16. The Embroidered Corpse by Brian Kavanaugh (kindle) 2.5**
      17. Sacred Sins by Nora Roberts 4****
      18. Artifact by Gigi Pandian (kindle) 2.5** $.99
      19. The Hope of Refuge  by Cindy Woodsmall (kindle)  4**** $1.99
      20. Heart of Ice by P.J. Parrish (ILL) 4****
      21. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold  3***
      22. The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane by Sheila Roberts (NG) 4***
      23. The Dark Tide by Andrew Gross 4****
      24. Night Over Water by Ken Follett (ccls)
      25. The Last Bride in Ballymuir by Dorien Kelly (kindle 12)  (BP)
      26. Unfamiliar Country by T.S. Sharp (kindle) summer challenge
      1. Butternut Summer by Mary McNear (LT)
      2. Murder and Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz (kindle) summer challenge
      3. Mad Money by Linda Richards (nook) summer challenge
      4. Remix by Lexi Revillian (kindle) summer challenge
      5. The Vicar's Wife by Katherine Swartz (kindle 13/14) $1.99
      6. Listen to the Dead by Randall Peffer (kindle 12) $1.99
      7. The Heart of a Gypsy by Roberta Kagan (WWII resistance Poland) kindle $1.99
      8. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer (kindle) $1.99
      9. Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts (ccls/digital) on hold
      10. Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy (ccls/digital) on hold
      11. Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (ccls/digital) on hold
      12. A Murder of Crows by Jan Dunlap (kindle 12)
      13. Natalie Tereshchenko by Elizabeth Mills (nook 11)
      14. Tangled to Death by J.M. Griffin  (kindle 12) 
      15. The Hunt by
      1. Arctic Fire by Stephen Frey (kindle) $1.00
      2. Behind the Walls by Elaine Orr $.99
      3. Between Sisters by Kristen Hannah $.99
      4. Board Stiff by Kendel Lynn $.99
      5. The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank  (ccls) On hold
      1. The Girls of August by Ann Rivers Siddons (ccls) on hold
      2. Sycamore Row by John Grisham  (ccls/digital) on hold
      3. A Shiver at Twilight by Erica Quinn (kindle)
      4. The Miting by Dee Yoder
      5. Druids Daughter by Jean Hart Stewart (kindle)

      Library wish list

      1. Clara by Kurt Palka NA
      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)  ILL
      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. Never Preach Past Noon by Edie Claire (at ccls)
      15. Night Song by Tricia Goyer (liberation series #2) ccls
      16. Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet (ILL)
      17. Passing On by Penelope Lively (MM at Diane's bbts) ccls
      18. Pictures of the Past by Deby Eisenberg (WWII art)N/A
      19. Postcards from Berlin by Margaret LeRoy (ccls)
      20. Rachel's Secret by Shelly Sanders  (ILL)
      21. Random Harvest by James Hilton WWI&II story rec see DVD also CCLS has both
      22. Ratlines by Stuart Neville ( WWII end)
      23. Red Ruby Heart in a Deep Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers  (ILL)
      24. Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino (11/30/12 reco by Caite)
      25. Say it With Poison by Ann Granger (cd) Cotswolds 
      26. Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley ILL
      27. Stuck on You by Lucy Lawrence (Jenn Mckinlay pen name, set in New Eng.)
      28. Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky (ccls)
      29. The Affair by Felicia Clifford (12/28/11 WoW pick Diane at BBTS)
      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 Far Side of the Sun by Kate Furnivall (Oct 2014 release)
      39. The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb (ILL)
      40. The Girl at the Lion D'or by Sebastian Faulks (1930 France)
      41. The Gin and Chowder Club by Nan Rossiter *
      42. The Granville Affaire by Una-Mary Parker WWII is declared eng  (ILL)
      43. The Granville Legacy by Una-Mary Parker (ILL) post wwii
      44. The Harbour by Francesca Brill N/A
      45. The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones
      46. The Irish Lady by Jeanette Baker reco by Staci   (ILL)
      47. The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett
      48. The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow (ILL) Brit 1940
      49. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
      50. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (Aug release) on hold
      51. The Love of my Youth by Mary Gordon (bibliophile by the sea review 3/11)
      52. The Moon Sisters by Sarah Addison Allen
      53. The Night Sky by Maria Sutton (reco at house of 7 tails blog) WWII N/A
      54. The Perfume Collector  by (ILL) 4/14
      55. The Printmaker's Daughter by Katherine Govier (old Japan)
      56. The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrence (WWII French resistance)
      57. The Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts (O'Dwyer cousins #2 in trilogy)
      58. The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
      59. The Summer Before the Storm by Gabrielle Wills (Canada rich/elegant 1914 #1 Muskoka series) N/A
      60. The True Memoirs of Little K by Adrianne Sharp (Russia, tsars, Romanov, ballet reco at Raging Bibliomania(zibilee) ccls
      61. The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones (ccls)
      62. The Unseen by Katherine Webb
      63. The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak
      64. The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey (author of The Linen Queen) ccls
      65. Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann  ILL
      66. Those in Peril by Margaret Mayhew (wartime England)  (ILL)
      67. Thursday's List by V.S. Kemonis? (myst readers corner reco by Carmen Amato)
      68. Well Bred and Dead by Catherine O'Connell
      69. When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenwaldt (reco by Staci 2/14/11 ccls
      70. Windigo Island by William Kent Kreuger (Aug 2014 release) ccls

      Stephen Booth

      1. Already Dead  #13 pre-order 8/19/14
      Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (Bill Slider series)
      1. Death to Go (ccls)
      2. Grave Music (ccls)
      3. Killing Time (ccls)
      4. Shallow Grave (ccls)
      5. Gone Tomorrow (ccls)
      6. Dear Departed (ccls)
      7. Game Over (ccls)
      8. Fell Purpose (ccls)
      9. Body Line (ccls)
      10. Kill My Darling (ILL)
      11. Blood Never Dies (ILL)
      12. Hard Going (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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