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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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Post by diamondlil » Thu June 11th, 2009, 9:05 pm

I liked it. It has a similar kind of structure in that there are lots of flashbacks, but I do think it was a better book. I can see that there would be some people who will not like it though.
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Post by diamondlil » Tue June 30th, 2009, 12:43 pm

June 2009

Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer 3.5/5
In the Woods by Tana French 4/5
To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt 4/5
Imitation in Death by J D Robb 4/5
Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur 4.5/5
Betrayed by P C Cast and Kristin Cast 4/5
The Bridegroom by Linda Lael Miller 4/5
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander 4/5
Made to be Broken by Kelley Armstrong 4.5/5
A Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick 4/5
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley 5/5
Sin and Scandal in England by Melody Thomas 3/5
The French Mistress: A Novel of the Duchess of Portsmouth and King Charles II by Susan Holloway Scott 4/5
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Post by Vanessa » Tue June 30th, 2009, 4:09 pm

Glad you enjoyed In the Woods, Marg. I'm taking it with me on holiday in July. It seems to have mixed reviews.
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Post by Telynor » Tue June 30th, 2009, 5:15 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]June 2009


The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley 5/5
The French Mistress: A Novel of the Duchess of Portsmouth and King Charles II by Susan Holloway Scott 4/5[/quote]

That last one is one I really would like to read, especially after watching The Aristocrats, which is about her Lennox great-granddaughters.

What is The Winter Sea about?

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Post by diamondlil » Tue June 30th, 2009, 8:40 pm

I will have a review up for The French Mistress in the next week or so,a nd there is already one for The Winter Sea in the review section. I loved that book!
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Post by diamondlil » Fri July 31st, 2009, 12:09 pm

July 2009

Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham 4/5
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas 4.5/5
The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon 4/5
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y K Lee 4/5
Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn 4.5/5
Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts 4.5/5
Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich 4/5
The Dark Rose by Cynthia Harrod Eagles 4.5/5
Chosen by P C Cast and Kristin Cast 4/5
An Affair Before Christmas by Eloisa James 4/5
Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters 4.5/5
The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella 4.5/5
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Post by diamondlil » Tue September 1st, 2009, 12:05 pm

A reasonable reading month, certainly aided by the fact that I finished 4 books in 24 hours last Friday.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare 4.5/5
Web of Love by Mary Balogh 4/5
Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters 4/5
The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan 4.5/5
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris 4.5/5
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner 4.5/5
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 5/5
Lord of the Bows by Conn Iggulden 4/5
The Sins of Lord Easterbrook by Madeline Hunter 3.5/5
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon 4.5/5
Royal Harlot by Susan Holloway Scott 4.5/5
Untamed by P C Cast and Kristin Cast 4/5
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare 4/5
Shields of Pride by Elizabeth Chadwick 3.5/5
Wed Him Before You Bed Him by Sabrina Jeffries 4.5/5
Vision in White by Nora Roberts 4/5
Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich 3.5/5
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Post by Misfit » Tue September 1st, 2009, 1:52 pm

Did Mistress of the Sun go back to the library again?
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Post by diamondlil » Tue September 1st, 2009, 8:51 pm

No it's still on my shelf.
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Post by diamondlil » Fri October 2nd, 2009, 10:44 am

September reads:


Legacy by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/5
The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes 3.5/5
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley 4/5
Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell 4.5/5
Moonlight and Vines by Charles de Lint 4/5
Undone by Rachel Caine 4.5/5
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran 4.5/5
Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts 4/5
The Princeling by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles 4.5/5
Duchess by Night by Eloisa James 4/5
Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell 4/5
The Likeness by Tana French 4.5/5
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