Thursday, January 1, 2015

Read in 2015





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. Wrapped in Death and Chocolate by C.S. Patra (kindle) 1*
  2. The Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell (NG)  4****
  3. The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin (ccls/digital) 4****
  4. Amish Summer by Kristina Ludwig (kindle) 1.5*
  5. Careless in Red by Elizabeth George (pb) 3***
  6. The Red Rooster  by Michael Wallace  (kindle) 4****
  7. Blackbird, Fly by Lise McLendon (kinde) 3.5***
  8. Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs? (kindle) 3***
  9. A Whole New Light by Sandra Brown (pb) 2**
  10. The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro  (nook) $1.93 4****
  11. The Siren of Paris by David Leroy  (kindle ) 3***
  12. Dead Before Morning by Geraldine Evans (pb) 4****
  13. Out Cold by William Tapply 3.5***
  14. My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer  (nook) 3***
  15. Midnight Promises by Sherryl Woods (pb) 4****
  16. Murder Tightly Knit by Vannetta Chapman (NG) 3*
  17. To the Grave by Steve Robinson (kindle) 4****
  18. A Mind to Murder by P.D. James 3***
  19. The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig (ccls bk club sel March)
  20. A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin (pb) 4****
  21. Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland (ccls/digital) 3***
  22. Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand (ccls/digital) 4****
  23. First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen (ccls) 4****

    February
    1. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (ccls/digital) 4***
    2. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (pb) 3.5***
    3. War Brides by Helen Bryan 4**** $.99
    4. Riptide by Paul Levine  (kindle ) 3.5*
    5. The Mazovia Legacy by Michael Rose (kindle) 4****
    6. How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman (pb) 2**
    7. Meadowlands by Elizabeth Jeffreys  (NG) 4****
    8. Valentined by Patricia Rockwell  (kindle ) 3***
    9. Legally Dead by Edna Buchanan (hc) 4****
    10. Trial by Fire by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg (hc) 4****
    11. The Lost and the Blind by Declan Burke (NG) 2.5**
    12. Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews (ccls/audio) 3***
    13. A Change of Heart by Beth Wiseman (ccls/digital) 3.5***
    14. Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller (hc) 3***
    15. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (ILL) 3***
    16. Tall, Dark and Deadly by Heather Graham (pb) 3.5***
    17. Shadows on the Nile by Kate Furnivall (ILL)
    18. Under the Hill by Sheila Connolly (kindle)
    19. My Favorite Corpse by Kathy Carmichael (kindle)
    20. Chef Maurice and the Rather Fishy Tale by J.A. Lang (kindle)
    21. Waking Kate by Sarah Addison Allen (kindle)

    March
    1. The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce (LT) 4****
    2. Roasted in Christmas River by Meg Muldoon (kindle)3***
    3. The Big Bad City by Ed McBain (hc) 4****
    4. Blood Magick by Norah Roberts (ccls/digital) 2**
    5. Amish Love of a Lifetime by Sadie Palmer (kindle) 2**
    6. The Hidden Man by David Ellis (arc) 4****
    7. A Neighbor in Need by Melanie Schmidt (kindle) 3***
    8. Snapdragon Murder by Carol Lee (kindle) 2.5**
    9. Warsaw by Richard Foreman (kindle) 3.5***
    10. A Murder Moist Foul by Carol Durand  (kindle ) 3*
    11. A Bicycle Built for Murder by Karen Kingsbury (kindle) 3.5***
    12. The Day After Tomorrow by Alan Folsom 3***
    13. Tanglewood Plantation by Jocelyn Miller (kindle) 3.5*** $.99
    14. Murder by the Fool by Heather Stone (kindle) 3***
    15. Too Near the Edge by Lynn Osterkamp (nook) 1*
    16. Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith (nook) 3***
    17. The Heart of Justice by William Coughlin (hc) 3***
    18. A Perfect Love by Melanie Schmidt (kindle) 1*
    19. Foreclosed by Tracy Tyne Hilton (kindle) 2**
    20. Mercy  by Jean Brashear (pb) 3***
    21. Death is in the Air by Kate Kingsbury (ILL/pb) 3.5***
    22. Still Life in Brunswick Stew by Larissa Reinhart (kindle) 3*** $.99
    23. The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky (pb)  3.5***
    24. Partners in Crime by Gallagher Gray (kindle) 3.5***
    25. Fatal Burn by Lisa Jackson (pb) 4****
    26. Sins of a Nation by Don McGraw (nook) 3.5***
    27. At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks (pb) 3.5***
    28. Death Cakes by Maggie Hunter (kindle) 1*
    29. First Impressions by Norah Roberts (pb) 3***
    April
    1. For Whom Death Tolls by Kate Kingsbury (ILL) 4****
    2. Blithe Images by Norah Roberts (pb) 4****
    3. Sisters of Heart and Snow by Margaret Dilloway  (NG ) 4****
    4. Romeo's Tells by William Neubauer (Spring Challenge) ( kindle ) 3.5***
    5. The Far Side of the Sun by Kate Furnivall  (ccls) 4****
    6. Going, Going, Ganache by Jenn MacKinlay (ccls) 3.5***
    7. In Their Blood by Sharon Potts (kindle) 4****
    8. Seaside Secrets by Cindy Bell (kindle) 2**
    9. Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney  (kindle) 3***
    10. Charity Begins with Murder by Annie McDowell (kindle) 3***
    11. Just the Way You Are by Barbara Freethy  (kindle) 4**** $1.99
    12. One Wish by Robyn Carr (ccls) 4****
    13. The Floating Girl by Sujata Massey (pb) 3***
    14. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (ccls) 3.5***
    15. Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett  (ccls/digital) 3***
    May
    1. Night of the Storm by Lindsay Townsend (kindle)  2.5**
    2. The Race by Richard North Patterson ( pb) 4****
    3. Death of a Dapper Snowman  by Angela Pepper  (kindle) 3***
    4. Making up your Mind by Jill Mansell  (kindle) (NG) 3***
    5. Warm Hearts by Barbara Delinsky (pb) 1*
    6. Grey Areas by Brad Carl (suspense) (kindle) 2**
    7. Ruthlessness, Revenge and Raspberry Cheesecake by Alison Janda (kindle) 2**
    8. Scorpion House by Maria Hudgens (kindle) 3***
    9. Murder to Go by Chloe Kendrick (kindle) 3***
    10. Poland by James Michener (pb) 4****
    11. Corpse Way by Susan Parry  (kindle) 4****
    June
    1. Death Cart by Susan Parry (kindle) 3***
    2. Widows by Ed McBain (pb) 4****
    3. Grave Hand by Susan Parry (kindle) 4****
    4. The Fifth Angel by Tim Green (pb) 4****
    5. Out of Darkness by Ruth Price (bk 1-4) (nook) 2**
    6. Who Murdered Mr. Malone? By Hope Callaghan  (kindle ) 3***
    7. Twisted  Creek by Jodie Thomas  (kindle ) 2**
    8. Slated for Death by Elizabeth J. Duncan (ccls) 4**** 
    9. A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax (pb) 4****
    10. Christmas at the Beach by Wendy Wax  (kindle) 4****
    11. Murderous Muffins by Lois Lavrisa (kindle) 2**
    12. Aunt  Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton  (ccls/digital) 3***
    13. Deadly Wedding by Robyn Bridges (kindle) 2**
    14. Deadly Bridesmaids by Robyn Bridges (kindle) 2**
    15. Deadly Vacation by Robyn Bridges (kindle) 2**
    16. Murder at Zero Hour by Paul Westwood (nook) 2.5**
    17. The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths  (ccls) 4****
    18. Death Pays a Visit by Elizabeth Spann  Craig  (kindle )
    19. The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai  (pb) 2**
    20. The Point of Death: An Austin, Texas art mystery by Roslyn Woods (kindle) 3***
    21. An Accidental Shroud: A Gil Mayo Mystery by Marjorie Eccles (kindle) 4****
    22. Mistaken  Identity by Lisa Scottoline  (pb) 4****
    23. A Lancaster Amish Storm by Mindy Starns Clark  (nook) 2** 
    24. Lillies on Daybreak Pond  By Mindy Starns Clark  (nook) 2**
    25. A Touch of Gold by Jim & Joyce LaVerne (pb) 3***
    26. Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews (ccls/digital) 4****
    27. Unspeakable by Sandra Brown (pb) 4****

    July
    1. All the Single Ladies/ Frank, Dorothea Benton  (ccls/digital) 3.5***
    2. Broken by Karin Slaughter (pb) 3***
    3. Funerals are Fatal (After the Funeral) by Agatha Christie (hc) 3***
    4. An  Lancaster Anish Sketch Book by Ruth Price (kindle) 3***
    5. Killer Wedding Cake by Gayle Trent (kindle) 4****  $.99
    6. The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie (hc) 3***
    7. Art of a Jewish Woman: True Story of How a Penniless Holocaust Escapee Became an Influential Modern Art Connoisseur by Henry N. Massie (kindle) 2**
    8. Scoop by Kit Frazier  3.5***
    9. Irresistible Impulse by Robert K. Tanenbaum (pb) 4****
    10. Murder on Thames by Matthew Costello (Cherringham cozy bk 1) (kindle) 3.5***
    11. Undue Influence by Steve Martini (pb) 4****
    12. Killer Cupcakes by Jan Stevens (kindle) 2**
    13. Glass House by Patrick Reinken (nook) 3***
    14. Lancaster Amish Storm by Ruth Price ( nook ) $.99
    15. (The) Full Cup of Murder by Ruby Jones  (kindle) 2**
    16. The Shadow of Death by Ruth Price  (kindle ) 2**
    17. Death of a Crafty Knitter by Angela Pepper (kindle) 3***
    18. Felony Fruitcake by Linda Kozar (kindle) ( 47 pages) 2**
    19. Murder at Claira's Coffee Shop by Jan Stevens (kindle) 2**
    20. The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer (ccls) (kindle) 3.5***
    21. Mistletoe and Murder by Lawrence Rotch (kindle) 4****
    22. Double Tap by Steve Martini (pb) 4****
    August
    1. Murder in Bermuda by Penelope Sotheby (kindle) 2**
    2. Clambake Murder by Summer Prescott (kindle) 3.5***
    3. Ruth's Story by Melanie Schmitt (kindle) 3***
    4. The Kill by Allison Brennan (pb)  4****
    5. Exit Stage Left by Adam Croft (nook) 3***
    6. The Ghostway by Tony Hillerman (pb) 3***
    7. The French Pastry Murder by Leslie Meier (ccls) 4****
    8. An Uncollected Death by Meg Wolfe  (kindle ) 3.5***
    9. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (ccls/digital) 3.5***
    10. The Murder Pit by Jeff Shelby (kindle) 3.5***
    11. Killer Tiramisu by S.Y. Robins  (kindle) 2**
    12. Chocolate Pie Murder by Tom Soule (kindle )  1*
    13. Frozen Scoop of Murder by Constance Barker  (kindle ) 3***
    14. Total Recall by Sara Paretsky (pb) 2**
    15. Death of an Old Git by Andrea Frazer  (kindle ) 4****
    16. Cream Pie Murderous Intent by Tom Soule (kindle) 1*
    17. Brutal Brulee by Leighann Dobbs (kindle) 2**
    18. Lancaster County Second Chances by Ruth Price (kindle) 3***
    19. Skeleton Key by Robert Richardson ( kindle ) 3***
    20. Death by Chocolate Sundae by Constance Barker (kindle) 3***
    21. Hotcake Homicide by Anisa Clare West (kindle) 2**
    22. All Booked by Terri Curran (kindle) 2**
    23. Portrait of a Murder by Kerry J. Charles (kindle) 3***
    24. Ice Cream & Murder by Jennifer Martin (kindle) 2**
    25. A Body in  the Backyard by Elizabeth Spann Craig ( kindle ) 3***
    26. Playing for the Ashes by Elizabeth George (pb)  3***
    27. Death of a Second Wife by Maria Hudgens (kindle) 3***
    28. Murder  Souffle by Alexa Cookstown (kindle ) 2**
    29. (A) Spirited Tail by Leighann Dobbs (kindle) $.99 
    30. Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman (pb) 3***

    September
    1. Don't Go Home by Caroline Hart (ccls/digital) 4****
    2. Strangeways to Oldham by Andrea Frazer ( kindle ) 4****
    3. White Christmas with a Wobbly Knee by Andrea Frazer ( kindle ) 4****
    4. Snowballs and Scotch Mist by Andrea Frazer ( kindle ) 3.5***
    5. Cupid's Corpse by Willow Monroe (kindle) 2.5**
    6. Do not Disturb by Kate Kingsbury (kindle) 3***
    7. Caribbean Sunset with a Yellow Parrot by Andrea Frazer (kindle) 3.5***
    8. Thin Air by Ann Cleeves (ccls) 4****
    9. Mayhem in Christmas River by Meg Muldoon (kindle) 3***
    10. An Amish County Quarrel by Rachel Stolzfus (kindle) 2**
    11. Revolutionary Tax by Neil Sillars (kindle) 3***
    12.  The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter (pb) (SA lib) 2**
    13. Perp and Circumstance by Gayle Trent ( kindle ) 4****
    14. Triple Dip Debacle by Constance Barker (kindle) 2**
    15. Death of an Ordinary Guy by Jo A. Hiestand (kindle) 3***
    16. Death in the Highlands by Caroline Dunford (kindle) 2.5**
    17. Far Horizons by Kate Hewitt  (bk 1 in Emigrants trilogy) (nook ) 3***
    18. Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meier ( (ccls) 4****
    19. Breathe: a Novel of Colorado (bk 1) by  Tawn Bergren (nook) 3***
    October
    1. The Girl who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes  (pb) 4****
    2. Suspicion of Vengeance by Barbara Parker ( pb) ****
    3. Melody and Murder by Leslie Leigh (kindle) 3.5***
    4. Lemon Meringue Murder by Kathy Hunter ( kindle ) 2**
    5. Dear Killer by Linda Lovely (kindle) 3***
    6. An Unforgiveable Secret by J.E.B. Spreadman (nook) 2**
    7. There Must be Murder by Margaret C. Sullivan ( nook ) 2**
    8. Murder on the Ol' Bunions by S. Dionne Moore (kindle) 2**
    9. Killer Jam by Karen MacInerney ( kindle ) 4**** $1.99 
    10. Roses by Leila Meacham  (pb)  4 ****
    11. Watered Down Death: a Coppin's Locks myst by Lucinda Davis (kindle) 3***
    12. The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand  (ccls/digital) 4****

    November
    1. Escape by Barbara Delinsky ( pb ) 3***
    2. Real Women Eat Cake by K.P. Hilton  (kindle ) 3***
    3. After the Storm by Linda Castillo ( kindle ) 3.5***
    4. Trick, Treat or Termination by Phil Church (kindle ) 3***
    5. An Unlawful Order by Carver Green  3*** (kindle ) 
    6. Whirlpool by Elizabeth Lowell ( pb) 3***
    7. Cake and Taxes by K.P. Hilton ( kindle )  2.5**
    8. Snow White and the Hunter by Sara Rosen (kindle ) 3***
    9. The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny (ccls/digital) 3***
    10. Harm None by Will North (kindle) 4****
    11. Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippmann (pb) 3***
    12. Diners, Dives and Dead Ends by Terri L. Austin (kindle)  2.5** $.99
    13. A Body at Bunco by Elizabeth Spann Craig (kindle) 3.5***
    14. Too Clever by Half by Will North (kindle)  4**** $6.99
    15. Pumpkin Pied by Karen MacInerney (kindle) 2.5**


    December

    1. Guardian of Lies by Steve Martini ( pb ) 3***
    2. Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand  (nccls/digital) 4****
    3. Brush Back by Sara Paretsky ( ccls/digtial )  3***
    4. Reunions Can Be Murder by Connie Shelton (pb) 3***
    5. Death at the Craft Fair by Cozy Cat Parker (kindle) 3***
    6. Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By by Elizabeth Duncan ( nccls) 4****
    7. Ming Tree Murder by Laura Childs ( ccls/digital ) 3*** 
    8. Bake Off by S.Y. Robins ( kindle ) 2**
    9. Cornered by Cupcakes by S.Y. Robins (kindle) 2**
    10. Aunt Bessie Decides by Diane Xarissa (kindle) 3***
    11. Barbecue Bourbon and Bullets by M. E. Hammon (kindle ) 2**
    12. Untimely Death by Elizabeth Duncan (nccls) (hc) 4****
    13. Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman ( pb ) 3***
    14. Holiday  Heist by Zanna MacKenzie (kindle) 2**
    15. The Jewel Thief byJ.L. Nolan  (kindle) 2**
    16. Bear Claus by Linda B. Meyers (kindle) 2.5**
    17. The Candy Cane Caper by Gabriella Stone (kindle) 2**
    18. Murder Book Club by S.Y. Robins (kindle) 2**
    19. The Con Before Christmas by Erik Hanberg (kindle) 2**
    20. Candy Canes and Criminals by M.E. Harmon (kindle) 2**
    21. Ho Ho Humbug by Sue Ann Jaffarian  (kindle) 2**
    22. Spicy Murder by S.Y. Robins (kindle) 2**
    23. Soft Serve Secrets by Constance Barker (kindle) 2**
    24. The Case of the Hidden Flame by Alison Golde (kindle)L 3***
    25. Creamed at the Coffee Cabana by Constance Barker 3.5***
    26. Pumpkin Spiced and a Body on Ice: Dixie Cupp Diner myst by William Monroe 3***
    27. Better Than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts ( nccls ) 4****
    28. Punked by the Pumpkin  by Constance Barker (kindle) 2**
    29. The Latke in the Library by Libi Astaire (kindle) 2.5**
    30. Naked Justice by William Bernhardt  (pb) 4****
    31. Christmas Killing by Chrissie Loveday (kindle) 3***
    32. Murder Under the Mistletoe by Debbie Mayne (kindle) 2 **
    33. Rear View Murder by Willow Monroe ( kindle ) 2**
    34. The Lavender in Larch Hall by Ruby Loren (kindle) 3***
    35. Bed and Breakfast and Murder by Rachel White 2**
    36. Red Eye of the Tsar by Sam Eastland (nccls) 3***
    37. Cupcakes and Murder by Carol Durand  (kindle ) 
    38. Patterns of Change by Terri DuLong (kindle) $3.82

          








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          1. Good luck with your list! I'll look forward to your reviews.

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