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Marg's reads

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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diamondlil
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Marg's reads

Postby diamondlil » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:20 am

I am planning on putting up one post per month, starting with August:

January Reads:

The Ruthless Groom by Bronwyn Jameson 4/5
Death at Dawn by Caro Peacock 3.5/5
Atonement by Ian McEwan 4/5
The Alchemist's Daughter by Katherine McMahon 4
I Love You More by Laura Duksta 4/5
East of Time by Jacob G Rosenberg 4/5
Lord John and the Hand of Devils by Diana Gabaldon 4/5
Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan 4.5/5
Warsworn by Elizabeth Vaughan 4.5/5
The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood 4/5
The Weight of Water Anita Shreve 3.5/5
Making Money by Terry Pratchett 3.5/5
Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich 3.5
Silhouette in Scarlet Elizabeth Peters 4/5
Irish Girls About Town Anthology 3.5
Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning 4/5


February Reads

Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky 4.5
The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters 4.5
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne 4
Haunted by Kelley Armstrong 4.5
Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts 4
Interlude in Death by J D Robb 4
Brief Gaudy Hour by Margaret Campbell Barnes 4
Courting the Countess by Barbara Pierce 3
Circle of Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini 4
Lord of Fire by Gaelen Foley 4.5
Island in the Sea of Time by S M Stirling 4
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid 4.5
The Flower Net by Lisa See 3.5
Thin Air by Rachel Caine 4
The Crystal Skull by Manda Scott 4

March 2008

The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer 4
Sins of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon 3.5
Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks 4
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn 4.5
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern 4
People of the Book by Geraldine Brook 4
Bridge Across My Sorrows by Christina Noble 3.5
England's Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch 4.5
Dates from Hell Anthology 4
Shadowbrook by Beverly Swerling 3.5
A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander 4
Belladonna by Anne Bishop 4
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan 4
Lion's Honey by David Grossman 3.5
Only With Your Love by Lisa Kleypas 4



April 2008:


One Forbidden Evening by Jo Goodman 4
Lord of Ice by Gaelen Foley 4
Betrothed for the Baby by Kathie DeNosky 3.5
Surrogate and Wife by Emily McKay 4
The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint 4
Lady Whistledown Strikes Back Anthology 3.5
Never Surrender by Michael Dobbs 4
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff 4
Churchill's Triumph by Michael Dobbs 4
The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander 4
Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood 3.5
Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry 3.5
Sleeping with the Fishes by Mary Janice Davidson 3.5
Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas 4
Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas 4
The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon 3.5
Broken by Kelley Armstrong 4
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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Fri September 5th, 2008, 5:27 am

How is The Lady Elizabeth? I read Innocent Traitor, but I think I prefer Weir's nonfiction.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu September 11th, 2008, 8:49 am

I am procrastinating ....supposed to be cleaning out the fridge but instead I am posting my reading lists for the earlier part of the year:


May 2008
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This Charming Man by Marian Keyes 4/5
Storm Front by Jim Butcher 3.5/5
A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick 4/5
Drowned Wednesday by Garth Nix 4/5
Seduction in Death by J D Robb 4.5/5
The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith 4/5
Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig 3.5/5
The Camel's Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton 4/5
The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman 4/5
Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters 4/5
To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt 4/5
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell 4.5/5
Lessons of Desire by Madeline Hunter 3.5/5
The Falcon at the Portal by Elizabeth Peters 4.5/5
The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn 4.5/5
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie 3.5/5
Simply Perfect by Mary Balogh 4/5


June 2008:

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare 4.5/5
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson 4/5
Lady of Desire by Gaelen Foley 4.5/5
No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong 4.5/5
Dreaming the Serpent Spear by Manda Scott 4/5
Stardust by Neil Gaiman 4/5
Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon 4/5
Warlord by Elizabeth Vaughan 4.5/5
Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors 4/5
In the Night Garden by Catherynne Valente 4/5
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Thinking by Carrie Tiffany 4/5
The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman 4/5
The Host by Stephenie Meyer 5/5
Swimming Without a Net by Mary Janice Davidson 3.5/5
Sin and Sensibility by Suzanne Enoch 3.5/5
The Hollow by Nora Roberts 4/5
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich 3.5/5

July 2008

Beware a Scot's Revenge by Sabrina Jeffries 4.5/5
Jack Maggs by Peter Carey 4/5
Devil Takes a Bride by Gaelen Foley 4/5
Master of Verona by David Blixt 5/5
From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris 3.5/5
The Drowning Tree by Carol Goodman 3/5
The Cupid Effect by Dorothy Koomson 3.5/5
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones 4/5
Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas 4/5
To Catch an Heiress by Julia Quinn 3.5/5
Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King 4/5
The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick 4.5/5
Susannah's Garden by Debbie Macomber 3/5
The Last Concubine by Lesley Downer3.5/5
Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie 4/5 (reread)


August Reads



Angelique by Sergeanne Golon 4.5/5
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Sabrina Jeffries 4.5/5
Urn Burial by Kerry Greenwood 4/5
Legacy by Jeanette Baker 4/5
Desperate Duchesses by Eloisa James 3.5/5
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland 4/5
To Pleasure a Lady by Nicole Jordan 4/5
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer 5/5
The Pyjama Girls of Lambert Square by Sara Donati 4/5
Sir Thursday by Garth Nix 4/5
Reunion in Death by J D Robb 4/5
The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir 4/5
Midnight Bride by Susan Carroll 4/5
Delicious by Sherry Thomas 4.5/5
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher 4/5
Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong 4.5/5
The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin 4/5
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Postby diamondlil » Tue September 30th, 2008, 12:05 pm

Normally I read a lot more than this, but never mind!

September 2008


Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong 4
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig 3.5
Figures in Slik by Vanora Bennett 4
My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes 4.5
Rises the Night by Colleen Gleason 4
Diamond Dove by Adrian Hyland 4.5
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson 4
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer 3.5
The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran 4.5
The Running Vixen by Elizabeth Chadwick 4
Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon 3.5
Flashman and the Dragon by George Macdonald Fraser 4
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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Tue September 30th, 2008, 12:18 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:Normally I read a lot more than this, but never mind!

September 2008


Figures in Slik by Vanora Bennett 4


How was this one? Any good?

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Postby diamondlil » Tue September 30th, 2008, 12:29 pm

It wasn't bad. The author seems to be a bit undecided on how she wanted to portray one of the major characters, but the information about the silk industry was quite interesting.

I am planning on writing a review, if I ever get my review mojo back!
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Postby diamondlil » Fri October 31st, 2008, 8:43 pm

Another slow month for me, but I don't have any excuses this month!


October reads:

Untouched by Anna Campbell
Tribute by Nora Roberts
The Time of Singing by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Birth House by Ami McKay
To Bed a Beauty by Nicole Jordan
The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
One Night of Sin by Gaelen Foley
Brighter than the Sun by Julia Quinn
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
The Sonnet Lover by Carol Goodman
Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer
Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomson
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Postby diamondlil » Tue December 2nd, 2008, 10:47 am

After two really slow months in terms of the number of books read, November was my biggest reading month of the year!

November 2008

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson 4.5/5
Many Bloody Returns anthology 4/5
To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt 4.5/5
Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson 4/5
Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas 4.5/5
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville 4/5
East of the Sun by Julia Gregson 4.5/5
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or the Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale 4/5
The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini 4/5
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton 4/5
Le Bal by Irene Nemirvosky 4/5
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen 4.5/5
Angelique and the King by Sergeanne Golon 4.5/5
Raisins and Almonds by Kerry Greenwood 4/5
Purity in Death by J D Robb 4.5/5
The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser 3.5/5
Lady Friday by Garth Nix 4/5
A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas 4/5

I am particularly pleased to see 5 books by Aussie authors in my list!
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Postby diamondlil » Thu January 1st, 2009, 4:22 am

December Reads

Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis (4/5)
When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson (4.5/5)
The Comfort of Saturdays by Alexander McCall Smith (4/5)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (4.5/5)
Wolf of the Plain by Conn Iggulden (4/5)
Under a Blood Red Sky by Kate Furnivall (4/5)
Monsters are Afraid of the Moon by Marjane Satrapi (4/5)
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (4/5)
He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters (4.5/5)
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