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Marg's 2009 reads

What have you read in 2009? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Marg's 2009 reads

Post by diamondlil » Sun February 1st, 2009, 4:01 am

I cant remember the last time I read less than ten books in a month, but it happened last month, and again this month!

The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason 4/5
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry 4/5
Naughty Neighbour by Janet Evanovich 4/5
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 4.5/5
The Leopard Unleashed by Elizabeth Chadwick 4/5
The Last Queen by C W Gortner 4.5/55
To Seduce a Bride by Nicole Jordan 3.5/5
Secrets of Surrender by Madeline Hunter 4.5/5
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Post by diamondlil » Sun February 1st, 2009, 8:44 am

Whoops! The Last Queen should be 4/5 not 4/55. I promise I liked it CW!
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Post by cw gortner » Thu February 5th, 2009, 3:45 am

I'm really pleased you liked it! Your opinion means a lot to me. :)
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by diamondlil » Sat February 28th, 2009, 9:02 am

February Reads:

His Wicked Kiss by Gaelen Foley 4.5/5
The Water Horse by Julia Gregson 4.5/5
Senora da Vinci by Robin Maxwell 4/5
It by Stephen King 4/5
The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles 4.5/
Foul Play by Janet Evanovich 3.5/5
Grimspace by Ann Aguirre 4/5
Snowy Night with a Stranger anthology 4/5
Portrait in Death by J D Robb 4.5/5
Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik 4/5
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen 4.5/5
Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach 4/5
Life as we knew it by Susan Pfeffer 4.5/5
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs 4.5/5

A Fool's Tale by Nicole Galland - DNF
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Post by diamondlil » Tue March 31st, 2009, 10:49 am

March 2009


New Year's Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini (4/5)
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (4/5)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (5/5)
The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson (4/5)
Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn (4/5)
Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong (4/5)
Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood (3.5/5)
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich (3.5/5)
Angelique and the Sultan by Sergeanne Golon (4/5)
Wife for Hire by Janet Evanovich (4/5)
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allenn (4.5/5)
Night of Flames by Douglas W Jacobson (4.5/5)
Superior Saturday by Garth Nix (4/5)
Venus in Copper by Lindsey Davis (4/5)
An Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell (4.5/5)
The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts (4/5)
Forbidden Fantasies anthology (4/5)
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Post by diamondlil » Thu April 30th, 2009, 8:56 pm

April 2009

The number of books read is down a bit for me this month, but I am not all that bothered. In addition to the books listed below I have also read more than 600 pages of two massive books, which is probably the equivalent to 3 or 4 more normal sized books!

Best book for the month - The Swan Maiden by Jules Watson
Biggest disappointment - Tiger Claws by John Speed

Tiger Claws by John Speed
The Gilded Web by Mary Balogh
Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry
Marked by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Don't Bargain with a Devil by Sabrina Jeffries
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
The Swan Maiden by Jules Watson
Miranda's Big Mistake by Jill Mansell
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Post by diamondlil » Thu June 11th, 2009, 9:41 am

May 2009

(All grades out of 5)


The Terror by Dan Simmons 4.5
Children of Destiny by Elizabeth Chadwick 4
Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon 4.5
The girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson 4
Fish out of Water by Mary Janice Davidson 3.5
Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas 4
The Boat by Nam Le 4
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding Anthology 4
The Sharing Knife - Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold 4.5
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 4.5
The Dreaming Place by Charles de Lint 4
Her Only Desire by Gaelen Foley 4
Calamity Jayne by Kathleen Bacus 4
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith 4.5
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Post by Vanessa » Thu June 11th, 2009, 10:13 am

You seem to have had a happy month for reading! :D
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Misfit » Thu June 11th, 2009, 2:22 pm

I guess being internet-less could do that :p :)
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Post by Telynor » Thu June 11th, 2009, 3:26 pm

How was the Kate Morton book? I've read The House at Riverton, but didn't think much of it, so I'm a bit hesitant about the new one.

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