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SonjaMarie's Books Read In 2008

What have you read in 2008? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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SonjaMarie
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SonjaMarie's Books Read In 2008

Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 2:13 am

Historical Fiction
"The Boleyn Inheritance" by Philippa Gregory (1/15)
"The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B." by Sandra Gulland (2/8)
"Tales Of Passion Tales Of Woe" by Sandra Gulland (2/26)
"The Last Great Dance On Earth" by Sandra Gulland (3/6)
"Courtesan" by Diane Haeger (10/5)
"The Perfect Royal Mistress" by Diane Haeger (5/2)
"A Question of Guilt: A Novel of Mary, Queen of Scots and the Death of Henry Darnley" by Julianne Lee (11/10)
"To the Tower Born" by Robin Maxwell (2/17)
"Nefertiti" by Michelle Moran (4/18)
"The Heretic Queen" by Michelle Moran (9/22)
"Royal Harlot: A Novel of the Countess of Castlemaine and King Charles II" by Susan Holloway Scott (8/19)
Total: 11

Pride & Prejudice Sequels, Darcy POV's & Mysteries
"An Assembly Such As This: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentlemen" by Pamela Aidan (6/3)
"Duty and Desire: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentlemen" by Pamela Aidan (6/30)
"These Three Remain: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentlemen" by Pamela Aidan (8/28)
"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen (3/28)
"Pride and Prescience Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged - A Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery #1" by Carrie Bebris (10/14)
"Mr Darcy Takes A Wife" by Linda Berdoll (7/23)
"Letters From Pemberley: Year One" by Jane Dawkins (7/2)
"The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy" by Mary Street (5/12)
Total: 8

Murder Mysteries:
"A Rumor of Bones: Lindsay Chamberlain Mystery #1" by Beverly Connor (4/27)
"Artifacts: A Faye Longchamp Mystery #1" by Mary Anna Evans (10/11)
"Relics: A Faye Longchamp Mystery #2" by Mary Anna Evans (11/3)
"Grave Sight: Harper Connelly Mystery #1" by Charlaine Harris (3/22)
"Grave Surprise: Harper Connelly Mystery #2" by Charlaine Harris (8/7)
"An Ice Cold Grave: Harper Connelly Mystery #3" by Charlaine Harris (11/29)
"Shamus In the Green Room" by Susan Kandel (6/27)
"Christietown: About Vintage Clothing, Romance, Mystery, and Agatha Christie" by Susan Kandel (9/18)
"The Ghost and Mrs. McClure: A Haunted Bookshop Mystery" by Alice Kimberly (9/12)
"Strangers In Death" by J.D Robb (2/23)
"Salvation In Death" by J.D Robb (11/14)
"Ritual In Death" by J.D Robb, short story in anthology "Suite 606" (11/15)
"The Remains of the Dead: A Ghost Dusters Mystery #1" by Wendy Roberts (8/9)
Total: 13

Miscellaneous Fiction
"Jack Knife: A Novel of Jack The Ripper" by Virginia Baker (10/19)
"Grave Peril: Dresden Files #3" by Jim Butcher (4/4)
"Summer Knight: Dresden Files #4" by Jim Butcher (9/2)
"Death Masks: Dresden Files #5" by Jim Butcher (9/27)
"Blood Rites: Dresden Files #6" by Jim Butcher (12/16)
"Napoleon's Pyramids: Ethan Gage Book #1" by William Dietrich (5/21)
"The Rosetta Key: Ethan Gage Book #2" by William Dietrich (10/25)
Total: 7

Nonfiction - Royalty or Connected
"Nell Gwyn: Mistress To A King" by Charles Beauclerk (7/12)
"Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King" by Antonia Fraser (5/30)
"Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria" by Julia P. Geraldi (9/16)
"Was Napoleon Poisoned? and Other Unsolved Mysteries of Royal History" by Peter Haugen (8/25)
"Sex With The Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics" by Eleanor Herman (1/6)
"Athenais: The Life of Louis XIV's Mistress, The Real Queen of France" by Lisa Hilton (8/29)
"To Marry An English Lord Or, How Anglomania Really Got Started" by Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace (11/5)
"Crowned in a Far Country: Portraits of Eight Royal Brides" by HRH Princess Michael of Kent (5/27)
"The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals For the Love Of A Renaissance King" by HRH Princess Michael of Kent (11/18)
"The Affair of the Poisons" by Frances Mossiker (10/29)
"Travels With A Medieval Queen: The Journey of A Sicilian Princess" by Mary Taylor Simeti (12/17)
"Ladies in Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day" by Anne Somerset (3/17)
"Doomed Queens: Royal Woman Who Met Bad Ends From Cleopatra to Princess Di" by Kris Waldherr (12/4)
Total: 13

Nonfiction
"Madame Tussaud: A Life In Wax" by Kate Berridge (8/5)
"The Short and Bloody History of Knights, Spies, and Pirates" by John Farman (12/18)
"Smithsonian Treasures of American History" by Kathleen Kendrick (2/27)
"The Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem" by Richard Kurin (9/7)
"Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design" by Deborah Nadoolman Landis (4/21)
"The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code" by Sharan Newman (3/1)
"Fatal Treasure: Greed and Death, Emeralds and Gold, and the Obsessive Search for the Legendary Ghost Galleon Atocha" by Jedwin Smith (7/3)
"The Medici Conspiracy" by Peter Watson & Cecilia Todeschini (12/26)
"Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern" by Joshua Zeitz (10/7)
Total: 9

Nonfiction - Miscellany
"Graveyards of Chicago" by Ursula Bielski & Matt Hucke (11/29)
"The Big Book of Bible Bloopers" by J. Stephen Lang (12/3)
"The Awful Truths - Famous Myths, Hilariously Debunked" by Brian Thomsen (11/7)
Total: 3

Nonfiction - Jack the Ripper
"The Complete History of Jack the Ripper (1994)" 2nd ed by Philip Sugden (12/6)
Total: 1

True Ghost Stories
"Ghost Stories of the Civil War" by Dan Asfar & Edrick Thay (11/5)
"Footprints In The Snow: Tales of Haunted Russia" by James L. Choron (10/12)
"Ghostly Encounters: True Stories of America's Haunted Inns and Hotels" by Frances Kermeen (1/15)
"Ghost Stories of Minnesota" by Gina Teel (4/24)
"Ghosts Caught On Film: Photographs of the Paranormal" by Dr. Melwyn Willin (12/28)
"Ghost Stories of Pets and Animals" by Darren Zenko (5/30)
Total: 6

Grand Total: 71
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Postby Telynor » Thu September 4th, 2008, 6:12 am

I think you're doing quite well for the year! You might be interested in two other Anne Somerset books --

Unnatural Murder -- about a murder case during the reign of James I
The Affair of the Poisons -- a very good book about the scandal in Louis XIV

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu September 4th, 2008, 6:20 am

"Telynor" wrote:I think you're doing quite well for the year! You might be interested in two other Anne Somerset books --

Unnatural Murder -- about a murder case during the reign of James I
The Affair of the Poisons -- a very good book about the scandal in Louis XIV


I tried to get BF to add "Affair" but their service who gets them books didn't have it or whatever. I'm still debating on if I want to get it because I have a older book about the same subject, though it might be interesting to see how they differ.

And ironically at the same time I found my book about the "Poisons" I found my copy of the Jean Plaidy book about the Overbury murder, "The Murder In The Tower". I might get to that one someday.

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Postby LCW » Thu September 4th, 2008, 6:39 am

You're doing great for a year. I don't get to read as much as others on here and you've got me beat, I think. I haven't really read much lately with the politcal conventions on (I'm a politics junkie and so the conventions are like crack to me, lol) plus my trip to vegas. I plan to jump back in soon though! I miss reading!
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri September 5th, 2008, 6:03 am

I went through the read books in 2007 and my list of ordered books from BF to see what I read last year and it was only 31 books. Currently I'm at 39, I'll certainly read more then last year this year!

One reason I didn't read that much is that the last part of the year I was really very sick and it was struggle to read anything!

If anyone is curious at what I read last year, I'll post the list I made.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue September 30th, 2008, 4:58 pm

Books I read in Sept, 7, I think that's a record for me!:
"Summer Knight: Book Four of the Dresden Files" by Jim Butcher (9/2)
"The Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem" by Richard Kurin (9/7)
"The Ghost and Mrs. McClure: A Haunted Bookshop Mystery" by Alice Kimberly (9/12)
"Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria" by Julia P. Geraldi (9/16)
"Christietown: About Vintage Clothing, Romance, Mystery, and Agatha Christie" by Susan Kandel (9/18)
"The Heretic Queen" by Michelle Moran (9/22)
"Death Masks: Book Five of the Dresden Files" by Jim Butcher (9/27)

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Postby Carine » Tue September 30th, 2008, 5:22 pm

Gosh SonjaMarie, you've read alot this year !! I don't read that fast I'm afraid. Although I wish I would :rolleyes:

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu October 30th, 2008, 11:49 pm

It's unlikely I'll finish another book by the end of the month so here are my books read in Oct:

October 2008 8
"Courtesan" by Diane Haeger (10/5)
"Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern" by Joshua Zeitz (10/7)
"Artifacts" by Mary Anna Evans (10/11)
"Footprints In The Snow: Tales of Haunted Russia" by James L. Choron (10/12)
"Pride and Prescience Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged - A Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery" by Carrie Bebris (10/14)
"Jack Knife: A Novel of Jack The Ripper" by Virginia Baker (10/19)
"The Rosetta Key: Ethan Gage Book Two" by William Dietrich (10/25)
"The Affair of the Poisons" by Frances Mossiker (10/29)

8 is certainly the most I've read in a month that I know of!

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun November 30th, 2008, 7:26 am

It's unlikely I'll finish another book tomorrow, so here are my books for Nov:

November 2008 10
"Relics: A Faye Longchamp Mystery Book Two" by Mary Anna Evans (11/3)
"Ghost Stories of the Civil War" by Dan Asfar & Edrick Thay (11/5)
"To Marry An English Lord Or, How Anglomania Really Got Started" by Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace (11/5)
"The Awful Truths - Famous Myths, Hilariously Debunked" by Brian Thomsen (11/7)
"A Question of Guilt: A Novel of Mary, Queen of Scots and the Death of Henry Darnley" by Julianne Lee (11/10)
"Salvation In Death" by J.D Robb (11/14)
"Ritual In Death" by J.D Robb, short story in anthology "Suite 606" (11/15)
"The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals For the Love Of A Renaissance King" by HRH Princess Michael of Kent (11/18)
"An Ice Cold Grave: Harper Connelly Mystery #3" by Charlaine Harris (11/29)
"Graveyards of Chicago" by Ursula Bielski & Matt Hucke (11/29)

10 books is now my most in a month!

SM
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Postby Telynor » Sun November 30th, 2008, 5:07 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:It's unlikely I'll finish another book tomorrow, so here are my books for Nov:

November 2008 10
"To Marry An English Lord Or, How Anglomania Really Got Started" by Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace (11/5)
"The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals For the Love Of A Renaissance King" by HRH Princess Michael of Kent (11/18)10 books is now my most in a month!

SM


Congratulations on reaching new heights on the reading! What did you think of those two books?


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