Reading 50 Books a Year —

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It’s just over half way through September and I realize that I haven’t posted my book list in quite a while. Thanks to my ear infections, I’ve spent a lot of time (and money) at the doctor’s office and ER. That gives me pleanty of time to sit and read, which I do. I also have a chance to read as I sit and wait to pick up Angela at school.

 All of the books below the line are new to the list.

1. Skate Crime by Alina Adams

2. Surrender the Heart by M. L. Tyndall

3. Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson

4. Decorated to Death by Pam Marberg

5. The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere

6. Gone by Michael Grant

7. Hunger by Michael Grant

8. Evermore by Alyson Noel

9. Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

10. Lies by Michael Grant

11. Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury

12. Night Star by Alyson Noel

13. Dark Flame by Alyson Noel

14. This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury

15. The Tapestry by Maryann Minatra

16. Surrender the Night by M. L. Tyndall

17. Septimus Heap: Magyk by Angie Sage

18. Septimus Heap: Flyte by Angie Sage

19. Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More than 100 true stories by C. Brian Kelly

20. A Time to Embrace by Karen Kingsbury

21. Cape Refuge by Terri Blackstock

22. Southern Storm by Terri Blackstock

23. River’s Edge by Terri Blackstock

24. Breaker’s Reef by Terri Blackstock

25. Black Hills by Nora Roberts

26. The Listener by Terri Blackstock

27. Virals by Kathy Reichs

28. The Gifted by Terri Blackstock

29. Killer Summer by Ridley Pearson

30. In Harm’s Way by Ridley Pearson

31. Science Fair by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson

32. Nothing But Trouble After Midnight by Kimberly Blackadar

33. Plague by Michael Grant

34. Radiance by Alyson Noel

35. Ford County Stories by John Grisham

36. Shimmer by Alyson Noel

37. My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer

38. Evan’s Castle by Tracy Fabre

39. Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

40. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

41. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

42. From A Distance by Tamera Alexander

43. Doggie Day Care Murder by Laurien Berenson

44. Take Two by Karen Kingsbury

45. Take Three by Karen Kingsbury

46. Take Four by Karen Kingsbury

47. The Raven (Skeleton Creek) by Patrick Carman

48. Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Lewidge

49. The Key of Kilenya by Andrea Pearson

50. Callie by the Bay by Tracy Fabre

51. Leaving by Karen Kingsbury

52. Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck

53. Everlasting by Alyson Noel

54. Sending Rupert Home by Tracy Fabre

55. Reasons by Tracy Fabre

56. Priscilla the Great by Sybil Nelson

57. The Magnificent 12: The Calling by Michael Grant

58. The Darwin Awards: Next Evolution Chloronating the Gene Pool

by Wendy Northcutt

59. Surrender the Dawn by M L Tyndall

60. Hounded to Death by Laurien Berenson

62. The Golden Acorn by Catherine Cooper

63. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren

64. Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren

65. Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham


66. After The Fire                                  by Kathryn Shay

67. On The Line                                    by Kathryn Shay

68. Nothing More to Lose                     by Kathryn Shay

69. Jabberwocky                                  by Daniel Coleman

70. The Betrayal                                  by Kathryn Shay

71. Forever Mine                                  by Elizabeth Reyes

72. Still the One                                   by Kathryn Shay

73. Saffron Dreams                              by Shaila Abdullah

74. The Confession                             by John Grisham

75. The Choice                                     by Suzanne Woods Fisher

76. From Ashes to Honor                      by Loree Lough

77. 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows   by Ann Brashares

78. Beyonders: A World Without Heros  by Brandon Mull

79. Wicked Games                                 by Jill Myles

80. Land of My Heart                            by Tracie Peterson

81. The Coming Storm                          by Tracie Peterson


A couple of books on the list deal with the aftermath of 9-11, and the most interesting is Saffron Dreams. It deals with one woman’s experience as a pregnant foreign muslim living in America that loses her huband in 9-11. It’s not something I would have normally picked up, but I won an autographed copy of the book.

The Confession by John Grisham was a book I received as a Bzzagent. The book deals with a wrongly convicted man on death row. As the man’s time is counting down towards execution, the real killer tries to come forward and set things right. I don’t want to give too much away, but let’s say it was interesting. I have a little issue with the Lutheran preacher character, as I could tell the author is definately NOT Lutheran. There were times that the book did make me upset, as this book is about capital punishment….but it’s also about the police and court system not really doing their jobs.

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