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I am going to categorize my books this year to include: Newly Published Authors, HistoricalFiction, Non-Fiction, Classics, Romance/Chick Lit, Mystery, Supense/Thriller & World Lit., Christian Lit. (53 books-12/12)

Literary Fiction:
1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes*****(Incredible!!)
2. Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler****(My fav author)
3. No Time To Wave Goodbye by Jacquelyn Mitchard***
4. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult **
5. A Trick of Light by Karen Blomain**
6. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout****
7. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Measure****
8. For Love by Sue Miller***
9. The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls****
10. The Embers by Hyatt Bass***
11. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers***
12. Shelter by Frances Greenslade*****

Southern Fiction:
1. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandal***

Classics:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*****
2. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham****

Non-Fiction:
1. One Word by Mike Ashcraft & Rachael Olsen***
2. Loosing Control Finding Serenity by Daniel A. Miller***
3. Mourning Song by Joyce Landorf*****(Pub. 1974, a gem/wisdom for those grieving)
4. A Strong West Wind by Gail Caldwell*****Memoir
5. Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson***Memoir
6. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe*****
7. Elsewhere by Richard Russo*****
8. Until I Say Good-bye by Susan Spencer-Wendel*****
9. I 'll See You Again by Jackie Hance*****
10. Leaving a Trace by Alexandra Johnson****
11. After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey****
12. Run, Brother, Run by David Berg****
13. The Longest Road by Philip Caputo****
14. Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink*****Incredible!!
15. The Cooked Seed by Aichee Min****
16. The Red Notebook by Paul Austere***
17. Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman*****
Romance:
1. The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain ****
2. A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis***(more chick lit than romance)
3. The Memory Thief by Emily Colin***
4. The Last Letter from Your Lover by JoJo Moyes****
5. The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow***
6. Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman****(hilarious!)
7. The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh****

Christian Lit.:
1. In the Company of Others by Jan Karon ***
2. Reunion by Lauraine Snelling***
3. Healing Waters by Stephen Arterburn & Nancy Rue****
4. A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans***
5. Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock***

Suspense/Mystery:
1. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver****
2. The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro*****(Awesome)
3. Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry***(Her first book) Mystery
4. The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg***
5. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman**
6. The Courage Tree by Diane Chamberlain****
7. Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves****

Poetry:
1. A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver**
2. Sinners Welcome by Mary Karr **** (Essay included is refreshing)

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Book List for 2013:

!. Demons ( The Possessed) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
2.The Arabian Nights translated by Richard Burton
3. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
4.The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
5. End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman (Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics)
6. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
7. Lives of Girls and Women : A Novel by Alice Munro
8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9. The Path Between the Seas (The Creation of the Panama Canal) by David McCullough
10. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
11. Bada$$ by Ben Thomson
12. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
13. The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur Clarke
14. Taras Bulba and other Tales by Nikolai Gogol
15. The Secret of Evil by Roberto Bolano
16. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman
17. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L Shirer
18. The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura
19. I Married a Communist by Phillip Roth
20. Dead Souls, The Inspector General and Other Tales by Nikolai Gogol
21. The Magus by John Fowles
22. A Naked Singularity by Sergio de La Pava
23. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
24. World war Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
25. Tolstoy on Shakespeare by Leo Tolstoy
26. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
27. The Cabinet of Curiositiesby Preston and Child
28. The Forgotten byDavid Baldacci
29. A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane
30. The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper
31. A House For Mr Biswas by V. S.Naipaul
32. Home by Toni Morrison
33. A Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
34. Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown
35. As You Like It by Wm. Shalespeare
36. Flight Behavior: A Novel( PS) by Barbara Kingsolver
37. The Hit by David Baldacci
38. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
39. Love's Labor lost by Wm. Shakespeare
40. People Who Eat Darkness: The True story of a Young Woman Who Vanished From the Streets of Tokyo and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up by Richard LLoyd Parry
41.The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
42. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

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I have started my second set of 50 books in a year. I was surprised that I made it at all and am thrilled to know that I can read even more than 50 in a year. But then, reading has always been my hobby.

51) The Coldest Blood by Jim Kelly
52) Back Story by Robert B. Parker
53) The Bay at Midnight by Diane Chamberlain
54) Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs
55) Home Front by Kirstin Hannah
56) Firefly Lane by Kirstin Hannah
57) The Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts
58) The Black Rose by Nora Roberts
59) The Red Lily by Nora Roberts
60) Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff


Others
1) Genesis
2) Exodus
3) Leviticus
4) Numbers
5) Deuteronomy
6) Joshua
7) Judges
8) Ruth


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I am going to categorize my books this year to include: Newly Published Authors, HistoricalFiction, Non-Fiction, Classics, Romance/Chick Lit, Mystery, Supense/Thriller & World Lit., Christian Lit. (49 books-11/10)

Literary Fiction:
1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes*****(Incredible!!)
2. Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler****(My fav author)
3. No Time To Wave Goodbye by Jacquelyn Mitchard***
4. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult **
5. A Trick of Light by Karen Blomain**
6. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout****
7. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Measure****
8. For Love by Sue Miller***
9. The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls****
10. The Embers by Hyatt Bass***
11. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers***
12. Shelter by Frances Greenslade*****

Southern Fiction:
1. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandal***

Classics:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*****
2. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham****

Non-Fiction:
1. One Word by Mike Ashcraft & Rachael Olsen***
2. Loosing Control Finding Serenity by Daniel A. Miller***
3. Mourning Song by Joyce Landorf*****(Pub. 1974, a gem/wisdom for those grieving)
4. A Strong West Wind by Gail Caldwell*****Memoir
5. Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson***Memoir
6. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe*****
7. Elsewhere by Richard Russo*****
8. Until I Say Good-bye by Susan Spencer-Wendel*****
9. I 'll See You Again by Jackie Hance*****
10. Leaving a Trace by Alexandra Johnson****
11. After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey****
12. Run, Brother, Run by David Berg****
13. The Longest Road by Philip Caputo****
14. Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink*****Incredible!!

Romance:
1. The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain ****
2. A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis***(more chick lit than romance)
3. The Memory Thief by Emily Colin***
4. The Last Letter from Your Lover by JoJo Moyes****
5. The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow***
6. Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman****(hilarious!)
7. The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh****

Christian Lit.:
1. In the Company of Others by Jan Karon ***
2. Reunion by Lauraine Snelling***
3. Healing Waters by Stephen Arterburn & Nancy Rue****
4. A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans***
5. Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock***

Suspense/Mystery:
1. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver****
2. The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro*****(Awesome)
3. Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry***(Her first book) Mystery
4. The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg***
5. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman**
6. The Courage Tree by Diane Chamberlain****

Poetry:
1. A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver**
2. Sinners Welcome by Mary Karr **** (Essay included is refreshing)

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I am going to categorize my books this year to include: Newly Published Authors, HistoricalFiction, Non-Fiction, Classics, Romance/Chick Lit, Mystery, Supense/Thriller & World Lit., Christian Lit. (46 books-10/17)

Literary Fiction:
1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes*****(Incredible!!)
2. Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler****(My fav author)
3. No Time To Wave Goodbye by Jacquelyn Mitchard***
4. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult **
5. A Trick of Light by Karen Blomain**
6. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout****
7. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Measure****
8. For Love by Sue Miller***
9. The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls****
10. The Embers by Hyatt Bass***
11. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers***
12. Shelter by Frances Greenslade*****

Southern Fiction:
1. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandal***

Classics:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*****
2. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham****

Non-Fiction:
1. One Word by Mike Ashcraft & Rachael Olsen***
2. Loosing Control Finding Serenity by Daniel A. Miller***
3. Mourning Song by Joyce Landorf*****(Pub. 1974, a gem/wisdom for those grieving)
4. A Strong West Wind by Gail Caldwell*****Memoir
5. Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson***Memoir
6. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe*****
7. Elsewhere by Richard Russo*****
8. Until I Say Good-bye by Susan Spencer-Wendel*****
9. I 'll See You Again by Jackie Hance*****
10. Leaving a Trace by Alexandra Johnson****
11. After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey****

Romance:
1. The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain ****
2. A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis***(more chick lit than romance)
3. The Memory Thief by Emily Colin***
4. The Last Letter from Your Lover by JoJo Moyes****
5. The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow***
6. Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman****(hilarious!)
7. The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh****

Christian Lit.:
1. In the Company of Others by Jan Karon ***
2. Reunion by Lauraine Snelling***
3. Healing Waters by Stephen Arterburn & Nancy Rue****
4. A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans***
5. Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock***

Suspense/Mystery:
1. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver****
2. The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro*****(Awesome)
3. Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry***(Her first book) Mystery
4. The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg***
5. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman**
6. The Courage Tree by Diane Chamberlain****

Poetry:
1. A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver**
2. Sinners Welcome by Mary Karr **** (Essay included is refreshing)

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Book List for 2013:

!. Demons ( The Possessed) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
2.The Arabian Nights translated by Richard Burton
3. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
4.The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
5. End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman (Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics)
6. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
7. Lives of Girls and Women : A Novel by Alice Munro
8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9. The Path Between the Seas (The Creation of the Panama Canal) by David McCullough
10. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
11. Bada$$ by Ben Thomson
12. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
13. The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur Clarke
14. Taras Bulba and other Tales by Nikolai Gogol
15. The Secret of Evil by Roberto Bolano
16. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman
17. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L Shirer
18. The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura
19. I Married a Communist by Phillip Roth
20. Dead Souls, The Inspector General and Other Tales by Nikolai Gogol
21. The Magus by John Fowles
22. A Naked Singularity by Sergio de La Pava
23. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen



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1. Moby Dick
2. Mockingjay
3. Heart of the Sea
4. Plum Lucky
5. The Shadow of Your Smile
6. One for the Money
7. Two for the Dough
8. Notorious Nineteen
9. The Chase
10. Skeleton Coast
11. Back Fire
12. Corsair
13. The Innocent
14. Knockout
15. Ghost Soldiers
16. True Blue
17. Zero Day
18. The Cider House Rules
19. The Camel Club
20-26. Harry Potter entire series
27. The Spark Solution
28. Smokin' Seventeen
29. Hunger Games
30. The Help
31. Catching Fire
32. Mockingjay
33. Extinction Point
34. The Collectors
35. The Host
36. Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
37. Brave New World
38. The Good Daughter
39. Amusing Ourselves to Death
40-43. multiple rereads
44. Stone Cold
45. Divine Justice
46. Secrets of True Happiness
47. The Essence of Buddhism
48. No Time Left
49. An Introduction to Pleasure
50. For Desire Alone
51. Her Perfect Match
52. Everything Forbidden
53. Something Reckless
54. Nothing Denied
55. Taboo
56. Hell's Corner
57. The Hit
58. To Tempt the Devil
59. Roses Have Thorns
60. At Odds With Love
61. The Bride's Necklace
62. The Devil's Necklace
63. The Handmaiden's Necklace
64. Leashed
65. Open Minds
66. Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend
67. Total Control
68. Stolen
69. City of Bones
70. City of Ashes
71. City of Glass
72. Closed Hearts
73. Mind Games
74. The Handler
75. Free Souls
76. One Summer
77. Next Move You Die
78. A New Game
79. Erebus
80. City of Lost Souls
81. My Lord Wicked
82. The Guardian
83. City of Fallen Angels
84. The Handler
85. Mind Games
86. Free Souls
87. Closed Hearts
88. Open Minds
89. Vendetta
90. Revelation



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Fiction

1. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, Alexander McCall Smith
2. Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith
3. Emma, by Jane Austen
4. Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton
5. A Christmas Carol

Children's / Young Adult Literature

1. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume
2. The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare
3. The Outsiders. S.E. Hinton
4. The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey
5. Peter and the Star Catchers

Non-Fiction

1. The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, Tony Attwood
2. Word for Word, Andy Rooney
3. Our Heritage
4. Daughters in My Kingdom:
5. Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of St. James.
6. The Doctrine and Covenants (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
7. October 2012 Conference Report (Nov 2013 Ensign)
8. April 2013 Conference Report (May 2013 Ensign)
9. Asperger's and Girls, Tony Attwood, Temple Grandin and 7 others
10. The Pearl of Great Price (LDS)
11. Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow

Work Related:
1. How English Works, Ann Raimes
2, Speak English Like An American
3. Speak Business English Like and American
4 Refining Composition Skills
5. Quest 2
6. English the American Way
7. Quest Intro
8. More Than A Native Speaker, Don Snow
9. Pathways: Reading, Writing, Critical Thinking 2
10. Great Writing 3: Great Paragraphs to Great Essays
11. Compelling Conversations
12. How To Teach Grammar, Scott Thornberry

Currently at 33 books.

Books I'm Reading

Fiction:

Non-Fiction:
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

Religion
*All that was Promised by Blaine M. Yorgason
* October Conference Report

I didn't make it this year, partly because I had to do a certification program for my job that took a tremendous amount of my reading time, but I did make it 2/3 of the way, which makes me happy. Next year, I am trying to decide whether to do this again or not because on of my major goals is to read all the Ensign magazines which aren't technically books, but are close to book length and contain no advertisements. That would be almost a quarter of my reading. I think that I am going to do it because I like this challenge, but some purists may not like my reading choices. Still, I am going for it.




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1.Bad News by Tom Frenton.
2.Blackmail Earth by Bill Evans
3.The Pulitzer Prize Story edited byJohn Hohenberg
4.Simple Steps by Lisa Lelas,Linda McClintock,Beverly Tingarelia
5.Dear Sugar by Cheryl Staryed
6.Watch Dogs of Democfacy by Helen Thomas
7.Eyewitness(Time) byRichard Lacayo and George Russell
8.Critical Path by R. Buckminster
9.Journal To The Self by Kathleen Adams
10.Sense and Sensibilty by Jane Austen
11.The Hoarder in You by Dr. Robin Zosro
12.Journal To The Self by Kathleen Adams
13.How to Succeed at Being Yourself. by Joyce Meyer
14.Peak Learning by Ronald Gross
15.The Lifelong Learner by Ronald gross
16.The Creative Brain by Ned Hermann
17.Off Camera by Ted Koppel
18.Cholestrol Down by Janet Bond Brell
19.Lead Me Holy Spirit by Stormie Omartian
20.This Just In by Bob Schieffer

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!. Demons ( The Possessed) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
2.The Arabian Nights translated by Richard Burton
3. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
4.The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
5. End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman (Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics)
6. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
7. Lives of Girls and Women : A Novel by Alice Munro
8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9. The Path Between the Seas (The Creation of the Panama Canal) by David McCullough
10. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
11. Bada$$ by Ben Thomson
12. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
13. The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur Clarke


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1. Beast by Pepper Pace: (Romance) Modern day beauty & the beast story.

2. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan: (Romance) Biker club angst

3. Faith by Jennifer Haigh: (Literary Fiction) The fall out in a Catholic family when a family member (who is a priest) is accused of child molestation. Very well written.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: (Literary Fiction) Two illusionists, chosen at a young age to be bound to one another in a contest set in a circus that will span their lives until one wins. Started slow, but I ended up enjoying the story.

5. Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach: (Literary Fiction/Crime) A book that felt like it tried to combine four separate plots. This one was just OK for me.

6. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath: (Non-fiction) Why is it so hard to make lasting changes? Excellent book with lots of useful ideas about change. Well Worth reading.

7. The Taker by Alma Katsu: (Literary Fiction/fantasy) A murder suspect tells the unbelievable story of her true love for a beautiful man that has lasted for over two centuries. Reminiscent of Interview with the Vampire. Slow to start, but it ended up hooking me!

8. Coming Out of Hiding by E. Ayers: (Romance) A man, wounded in both mind and body after serving his country at war, struggles to fight his way back to living life. Sweet.

9. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman : Suspense. A widow suspects there is more to her police officer husband’s suicide then meets the eye.

10. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A man undergoing a painful divorce is forced to return home and sit shiva for 7 days with his family. Alternatingly Funny and Sad. EXCELLENT!

11. Shifting Magic by Cait Miller: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. A less than stellar shifter story. Meh--it was just OK.

12. Alpine Woods Shifters by Sondrea Bennett: Fantasy Paranormal Romance. Good
character development, but an otherwise mediocre book.

13. The Book of Joe by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. Joe, who has written a wildly successful work of fiction that trashed everybody in his small hometown, returns home when his father has a stroke and is forced to face both his past and himself. Very Good!

14. How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A 29-year-old widower obsessed with mourning his wife and his grief is forced to begin to live again. Funny and Sad.

15. Everything Changes by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A man facing a cancer scare assesses his life and makes some drastic changes with sometimes hilarious results. Funny, sad and true to life. Excellent!

16. Raid by Kristin Ashley: Romance. A war hero, dealing with survivor’s guilt and PTSD returns home and fall in love. Not this author’s best work, but it is still pretty good.

17. Painted Faces by LH Cosway: Romance. A woman falls in love with a troubled female impersonator. Written by an Irish author. Quirky.

18. One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathon Tropper: Literary fiction. A divorced dad whose brief stint as a rock star has left him in a endless state of arrested development refuses a life saving surgery. Decent, but not Topper’s best work.

19. Seducing Steve by Maggie Wells: Romance. A romance writer seduces her best friend whom she has loved from afar for years. Meh.

20. Plan B by Jonathan Tropper: Literary Fiction. A "Big Chill" type story about college friends facing a crisis and turning thirty.


21. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain: Non-fiction. Research and thoughts on introverts and the United States cult of the extrovert ideal. Very interesting!

22. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Young Adult/Literary Fiction. An insightful story of a terminally ill young girl falling in love for the first time. Excellent!

23. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin: Non-Fiction. A woman’s year long project to increase her happiness. Has some interesting ideas.

24. The Wishbones By Tom Perrotta: Literary Fiction. A guitar player in a wedding band accidently proposes to his long-term girlfriend and panic sets in. Decent.

25. Little Children by Tom Perrotta: Literary Fiction. Suburban marriage angst, adultery and melodrama. Just OK for me.


26. Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich: Non-Fiction. A reporter works minimum wage jobs and attempts to live on the wages. Insightful.


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19. The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
20. Family and Friends by Anita Brookner
21. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
22. The Misalliance by Anita Brookner

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Book List for 2013:

!. Demons ( The Possessed) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
2.The Arabian Nights translated by Richard Burton
3. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
4.The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
5. End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman (Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics)
6. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
7. Lives of Girls and Women : A Novel by Alice Munro
8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9. The Path Between the Seas (The Creation of the Panama Canal) by David McCullough
10. Brides head Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
11. Bada$$ by Ben Thomson

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1. Beast by Pepper Pace: (Romance) Modern day beauty & the beast story.

2. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan: (Romance) Biker club angst

3. Faith by Jennifer Haigh: (Literary Fiction) The fall out in a Catholic family when a family member (who is a priest) is accused of child molestation. Very well written.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: (Literary Fiction) Two illusionists, chosen at a young age to be bound to one another in a contest set in a circus that will span their lives until one wins. Started slow, but I ended up enjoying the story.

5. Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach: (Literary Fiction/Crime) A book that felt like it tried to combine four separate plots. This one was just OK for me.

6. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath: (Non-fiction) Why is it so hard to make lasting changes? Excellent book with lots of useful ideas about change. Well Worth reading.

7. The Taker by Alma Katsu: (Literary Fiction/fantasy) A murder suspect tells the unbelievable story of her true love for a beautiful man that has lasted for over two centuries. Reminiscent of Interview with the Vampire. Slow to start, but it ended up hooking me!

8. Coming Out of Hiding by E. Ayers: (Romance) A man, wounded in both mind and body after serving his country at war, struggles to fight his way back to living life. Sweet.

9. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman : Suspense. A widow suspects there is more to her police officer husband’s suicide then meets the eye.

10. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A man undergoing a painful divorce is forced to return home and sit shiva for 7 days with his family. Alternatingly Funny and Sad. EXCELLENT!

11. Shifting Magic by Cait Miller: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. A less than stellar shifter story. Meh--it was just OK.

12. Alpine Woods Shifters by Sondrea Bennett: Fantasy Paranormal Romance. Good
character development, but an otherwise mediocre book.

13. The Book of Joe by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. Joe, who has written a wildly successful work of fiction that trashed everybody in his small hometown, returns home when his father has a stroke and is forced to face both his past and himself. Very Good!

14. How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A 29-year-old widower obsessed with mourning his wife and his grief is forced to begin to live again. Funny and Sad.

15. Everything Changes by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A man facing a cancer scare assesses his life and makes some drastic changes with sometimes hilarious results. Funny, sad and true to life. Excellent!

16. Raid by Kristin Ashley: Romance. A war hero, dealing with survivor’s guilt and PTSD returns home and fall in love. Not this author’s best work, but it is still pretty good.

17. Painted Faces by LH Cosway: Romance. A woman falls in love with a troubled female impersonator. Written by an Irish author. Quirky.

18. One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathon Tropper: Literary fiction. A divorced dad whose brief stint as a rock star has left him in a endless state of arrested development refuses a life saving surgery. Decent, but not Topper’s best work.

19. Seducing Steve by Maggie Wells: Romance. A romance writer seduces her best friend whom she has loved from afar for years. Meh.

20. Plan B by Jonathan Tropper: Literary Fiction. A "Big Chill" type story about college friends facing a crisis and turning thirty.


21. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain: Non-fiction. Research and thoughts on introverts and the United States cult of the extrovert ideal. Very interesting!

22. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Young Adult/Literary Fiction. An insightful story of a terminally ill young girl falling in love for the first time. Excellent!

23. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin: Non-Fiction. A woman’s year long project to increase her happiness. Has some interesting ideas.


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18. Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen

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1. Moby Dick
2. Mockingjay
3. Heart of the Sea
4. Plum Lucky
5. The Shadow of Your Smile
6. One for the Money
7. Two for the Dough
8. Notorious Nineteen
9. The Chase
10. Skeleton Coast
11. Back Fire
12. Corsair
13. The Innocent
14. Knockout
15. Ghost Soldiers
16. True Blue
17. Zero Day
18. The Cider House Rules

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Can I just jump in with my latest?

#16 - Haven by Kay Hooper
#17 - Private Berlin by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

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1. Beast by Pepper Pace: (Romance) Modern day beauty & the beast story.

2. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan: (Romance) Biker club angst

3. Faith by Jennifer Haigh: (Literary Fiction) The fall out in a Catholic family when a family member (who is a priest) is accused of child molestation. Very well written.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: (Literary Fiction) Two illusionists, chosen at a young age to be bound to one another in a contest set in a circus that will span their lives until one wins. Started slow, but I ended up enjoying the story.

5. Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach: (Literary Fiction/Crime) A book that felt like it tried to combine four separate plots. This one was just OK for me.

6. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath: (Non-fiction) Why is it so hard to make lasting changes? Excellent book with lots of useful ideas about change. Well Worth reading.

7. The Taker by Alma Katsu: (Literary Fiction/fantasy) A murder suspect tells the unbelievable story of her true love for a beautiful man that has lasted for over two centuries. Reminiscent of Interview with the Vampire. Slow to start, but it ended up hooking me!

8. Coming Out of Hiding by E. Ayers: (Romance) A man, wounded in both mind and body after serving his country at war, struggles to fight his way back to living life. Sweet.

9. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman : Suspense. A widow suspects there is more to her police officer husband’s suicide then meets the eye.

10. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A man undergoing a painful divorce is forced to return home and sit shiva for 7 days with his family. Alternatingly Funny and Sad. EXCELLENT!

11. Shifting Magic by Cait Miller: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. A less than stellar shifter story. Meh--it was just OK.

12. Alpine Woods Shifters by Sondrea Bennett: Fantasy Paranormal Romance. Good
character development, but an otherwise mediocre book.

13. The Book of Joe by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. Joe, who has written a wildly successful work of fiction that trashed everybody in his small hometown, returns home when his father has a stroke and is forced to face both his past and himself. Very Good!

14. How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A 29-year-old widower obsessed with mourning his wife and his grief is forced to begin to live again. Funny and Sad.

15. Everything Changes by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A man facing a cancer scare assesses his life and makes some drastic changes with sometimes hilarious results. Funny, sad and true to life. Excellent!

16. Raid by Kristin Ashley: Romance. A war hero, dealing with survivor’s guilt and PTSD returns home and fall in love. Not this author’s best work, but it is still pretty good.

17. Painted Faces by LH Cosway: Romance. A woman falls in love with a troubled female impersonator. Written by an Irish author. Quirky.


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1. The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain. Last novel by an old master. Great noir.
2. Blood Money by James Grippando. Good work by one of my favorite authors.
3. A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton. First Alex McKnight novel. Excellent.
4. Ice Run by Steve Hamilton. I should've read the McKnight novels in order.
5. Severe Clear by Stuart Woods. A Stone Barrington novel. These are getting good again.
6. The Black Box by Michael Connolly. Very good Harry Bosch story by a very good writer.
7. Die A Stranger by Steve Hamilton. Another good Alex McKnight story.
8. The Broken Token by Chris Nickson. Interesting constable story set in 1731 Leeds.
9. Criminal by Karin Slaughter. Pretty good.Tough to be a female cop in Atlanta in the 50's.

NONFICTION:
1. My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall. Fascinating! Very enjoyable read.

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13. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

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Book List for 2013:

!. Demons ( The Possessed) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
2.The Arabian Nights translated by Richard Burton
3. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
4.The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
5. End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman (Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics)
6. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
7. Lives of Girls and Women : A Novel by Alice Munro
8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9. The Path Between the Seas (The Creation of the Panama Canal) by David McCullough

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You have read 50 books in less than 2 months ?? That's really something. Congratulations !

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I reached no. 50... I posted all of them in one post near the beginning of this thread.

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12. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Based on a true story; a 16 year old, extremely beautiful girl is found guilty of murder and was to hang but the sentence is changed to life in prison. Several people believe her to be innocent and work to set her free. The setting is in Canada around the middle of the 19th century.

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I am going to categorize my books this year to encourage me to include various types of books. I haven't quiet decided all the categories yet, so this is fluid for right now. I want to include: Newly Published Authors, Historical Fiction, Non-Fiction, Classics, Romance/Chick Lit, Mystery, Supense/Thriller & World Lit., Christian Lit.

Literary Fiction:
1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes*****(Incredible!!)
2. Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler****(My fav author)
3. No Time To Wave Goodbye by Jacquelyn Mitchard***
4. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult **
5. A Trick of Light by Karen Blomain**
6. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout****

Classics:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*****

Non-Fiction:
1. One Word by Mike Ashcraft & Rachael Olsen***
2. Loosing Control Finding Serenity by Daniel A. Miller***
3. Mourning Song by Joyce Landorf*****(Pub. 1974, a gem/strong wisdom for those grieving)
4. A Strong West Wind by Gail Caldwell*****Memoir
5. Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson***Memoir
6. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe*****
7. Elsewhere by Richard Russo*****
8. Until I Say Good-bye by Susan Spencer-Wendel*****

Romance:
1. The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain ****
2. A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis***(more chick lit than romance)
3. The Memory Thief by Emily Colin***
4. The Last Letter from Your Lover by JoJo Moyes****(Second book read by this author-really like her!)

Christian Lit.:
1. In the Company of Others by Jan Karon ***
2. Retreat by Lauraine Snelling***
3. Healing Waters by Stephen Arterburn & Nancy Rue****
4. A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans***

Suspense/Mystery:
1. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver****
2. The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro*****(Awesome)
3. Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry***(Her first book) Mystery
4. The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg***
5. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman**

Poetry:
1. A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver**
2. Sinners Welcome by Mary Karr **** (Essay included is refreshing)

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1. Beast by Pepper Pace: (Romance) Modern day beauty & the beast story.

2. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan: (Romance) Biker club angst

3. Faith by Jennifer Haigh: (Literary Fiction) The fall out in a Catholic family when a family member (who is a priest) is accused of child molestation. Very well written.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: (Literary Fiction) Two illusionists, chosen at a young age to be bound to one another in a contest set in a circus that will span their lives until one wins. Started slow, but I ended up enjoying the story.

5. Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach: (Literary Fiction/Crime) A book that felt like it tried to combine four separate plots. This one was just OK for me.

6. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath: (Non-fiction) Why is it so hard to make lasting changes? Excellent book with lots of useful ideas about change. Well Worth reading.

7. The Taker by Alma Katsu: (Literary Fiction/fantasy) A murder suspect tells the unbelievable story of her true love for a beautiful man that has lasted for over two centuries. Reminiscent of Interview with the Vampire. Slow to start, but it ended up hooking me!

8. Coming Out of Hiding by E. Ayers: (Romance) A man, wounded in both mind and body after serving his country at war, struggles to fight his way back to living life. Sweet.

9. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman : Suspense. A widow suspects there is more to her police officer husband’s suicide then meets the eye.

10. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A man undergoing a painful divorce is forced to return home and sit shiva for 7 days with his family. Alternatingly Funny and Sad. I think I found a new favorite author. EXCELLENT!

11. Shifting Magic by Cait Miller: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. A less than stellar shifter story. Meh--it was just OK.

12. Alpine Woods Shifters by Sondrea Bennett: Fantasy Paranormal Romance. Good
character development, but an otherwise mediocre book.

13. The Book of Joe by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. Joe, who has written a wildly successful work of fiction that trashed everybody in his small hometown, returns home when his father has a stroke and is forced to face both his past and himself. Very Good!

14. How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A 29-year-old widower obsessed with mourning his wife and his grief is forced to begin to live again. Funny and Sad.

15. Everything Changes by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A man facing a cancer scare assesses his life and makes some drastic changes with sometimes hilarious results. Funny, sad and true to life. Excellent!


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1. The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain. Last novel by an old master. Great noir.
2. Blood Money by James Grippando. Good work by one of my favorite authors.
3. A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton. First Alex McKnight novel. Excellent.
4. Ice Run by Steve Hamilton. I should've read the McKnight novels in order.
5. Severe Clear by Stuart Woods. A Stone Barrington novel. These are getting good again.
6. The Black Box by Michael Connolly. Very good Harry Bosch story by a very good writer.
7. Die A Stranger by Steve Hamilton. Another good Alex McKnight story.
8. The Broken Token by Chris Nickson. Interesting constable story set in 1731 Leeds.

NONFICTION:
1. My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall. Fascinating! Very enjoyable read.

"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." Henry Miller.

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Fiction

1. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, Alexander McCall Smith

Children's Lit

2. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume

Non-Fiction

3. The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, Tony Attwood
4. Word for Word, Andy Rooney

Books I'm Reading

Religion
*Doctrine & Covenants
*Our Heritage
*Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow

Teaching ESL
*How To Teach Grammar, Scott Thornberry
*How English Works, Ann Raimes
*Teaching English Language Learners, Michaela Colobo, Dana Furbush




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1.Bad News by Tom Frenton.
2.Blackmail Earth by Bill Evans.

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1. Beast by Pepper Pace: (Romance) Modern day beauty & the beast story.

2. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan: (Romance) Biker club angst

3. Faith by Jennifer Haigh: (Literary Fiction) The fall out in a Catholic family when a family member (who is a priest) is accused of child molestation. Very well written.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: (Literary Fiction) Two illusionists, chosen at a young age to be bound to one another in a contest set in a circus that will span their lives until one wins. Started slow, but I ended up enjoying the story.

5. Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach: (Literary Fiction/Crime) A book that felt like it tried to combine four separate plots. This one was just OK for me.

6. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath: (Non-fiction) Why is it so hard to make lasting changes? Excellent book with lots of useful ideas about change. Well Worth reading.

7. The Taker by Alma Katsu: (Literary Fiction/fantasy) A murder suspect tells the unbelievable story of her true love for a beautiful man that has lasted for over two centuries. Reminiscent of Interview with the Vampire. Slow to start, but it ended up hooking me!

8. Coming Out of Hiding by E. Ayers: (Romance) A man, wounded in both mind and body after serving his country at war, struggles to fight his way back to living life. Sweet.

9. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman : Suspense. A widow suspects there is more to her police officer husband’s suicide then meets the eye.

10. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper: Literary Fiction. A man undergoing a painful divorce is forced to return home and sit shiva for 7 days with his family. Alternatingly Funny and Sad. I think I found a new favorite author. EXCELLENT!

11. Shifting Magic by Cait Miller: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. A less than stellar shifter story. Meh--it was just OK.

12. Alpine Woods Shifters by Sondrea Bennett: Fantasy Paranormal Romance. Good character development allows this shifter story to rise a little bit above this typically mediocre genre.


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1. The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain. Last novel by an old master. Great noir.
2. Blood Money by James Grippando. Good work by one of my favorite authors.
3. A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton. First Alex McKnight novel. Excellent.
4. Ice Run by Steve Hamilton. I should've read the McKnight novels in order.
5. Severe Clear by Stuart Woods. A Stone Barrington novel. These are getting good again.
6. The Black Box by Michael Connolly. Very good Harry Bosch story by a very good writer.
7. Die A Stranger by Steve Hamilton. Another good Alex McKnight story.
8. The Broken Token by Chris Nickson. Interesting constable story set in 1731 Leeds.

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5. Turn of Mind by Alice La Plant - an unusual mystery that comes together at the very end.

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1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes - bound and determined to finish this time and did it
2. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
3. The Great Man by Kate Christensen

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1. The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain. Last novel by an old master. Great noir.
2. Blood Money by James Grippando. Good work by one of my favorite authors.
3. A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton. First Alex McKnight novel. Excellent.
4. Ice Run by Steve Hamilton. I should've read the McKnight novels in order.
5. Severe Clear by Stuart Woods. A Stone Barrington novel. These are getting good again.
6. The Black Box by Michael Connolly. Very good Harry Bosch story by a very good writer.
7. Die A Stranger by Steve Hamilton. Another good Alex McKnight story.

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1. Beast by Pepper Pace: (Romance) Modern day beauty & the beast story.

2. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan: (Romance) Biker club angst

3. Faith by Jennifer Haigh: (Literary Fiction) The fall out in a Catholic family when a family member (who is a priest) is accused of child molestation. Very well written.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: (Literary Fiction) Two illusionists, chosen at a young age to be bound to one another in a contest set in a circus that will span their lives until one wins. Started slow, but I ended up enjoying the story.

5. Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach: (Literary Fiction/Crime) A book that felt like it tried to combine four separate plots. This one was just OK for me.

6. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath: (Non-fiction) Why is it so hard to make lasting changes? Lots of useful ideas about change. Well Worth reading.

7. The Taker by Alma Katsu: (Literary Fiction/fantasy) A murder suspect tells the unbelievable story of her true love for a beautiful man that has lasted for over two centuries. Reminiscent of Interview with the Vampire. Slow to start, but it ended up hooking me!

8. Coming Out of Hiding by E. Ayers: (Romance) A man, wounded in both mind and body after serving his country at war, struggles to fight his way back to living life. Sweet.

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I did not make it last year. New Year, New Challenge!!

1. Eat and Run by Scott Jurek - 5 stars - Interesting and inspirational
2. Don't Choke by Gary Player - 5 stars - The mind game of golf is like the mind game of life. A very inspiring man.

Currently reading
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - beast of a book, I've been going at it for a month (with some breaks)
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg - thought provoking

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Falling Slowly by Anita Brookner

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Haven't been on the team page for a while but I have been reading.

1. The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain. Last novel by an old master. Great noir.
2. Blood Money by James Grippando. Good work by one of my favorite authors.
3. A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton. First Alex McKnight novel. Excellent.
4. Ice Run by Steve Hamilton. I should've read the McKnight novels in order.
5. Sever Clear by Sturat Woods. A Stone Barrington novel. These are getting good again.

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1/24/13 10:48 A

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Starting a little late.

1. Slammed - Colleen Hoover

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Me Talk Pretty Someday by David Sedaris: My challenge is not only to read 50 books this year but I am making the 50 picks to be from the Page-A-Day Book Lovers Calendar. Six books a week as Saturday and Sunday picks are the same. I also post some others I am reading as I finish reading them.

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Incidents in the Rue Laugier by Anita Brrookner

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The Night Circus is a Book Lover's choice for January 18, so it is on my list.

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1. Beast by Pepper Pace: (Romance) Modern day beauty & the beast story.

2. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan: (Romance) Biker club angst

3. Faith by Jennifer Haigh: (Literary Fiction) The fall out in a Catholic family when a family member (who is a priest) is accused of child molestation. Very well written.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Literary Fiction. Two illusionists, chosen at a young age to be bound to one another in a contest set in a circus that will span their lives until one wins. Started slow, but ended well.

5. Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach: Literary Fiction/Crime. A book that felt like it tried to combine four separate plots. This one was just OK for me.

6. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath: Non-fiction. Why is it so hard to make lasting changes? Lots of really useful ideas about change. Well Worth reading.


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The Snowman by Joe Nesbe: A violent and sexual activity driven book. It was a Book Lover's pick. It was of interest to me because the setting was Norway which means set of values different from the U.S. so a difference in their justice.. The serial killer was a madman or most likely will judged so and therefore confined for the rest of his life. But as one of the characters said a killer is just that and needs to be judged and sentenced on that basis whether sane or not. I agree

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If I may make a suggestion -

I love this challenge but sometimes have to scroll a long time before finding my post to add to my list. Instead of posting a new reply each time we add a book we could just edit our original post instead. emoticon

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1. Visitors by Anita Brookner
2. The Children of Men by P.D. James

I am sure I can do 50 books. I didn't take on this challenge last year because it was late in the year before I found it. I am rereading all of my Anita Brookner collection again this year. I want to see if I still identify with her leading characters. I usually do and as usual it makes me sit up and pay attention as in Visitors, her main character is apart from society at large. They strive to build relationships but then fall back to their accustomed way of living solitary lives.

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I am going to categorize my books this year to encourage me to include various types of books. I haven't quiet decided all the categories yet, so this is fluid for right now. I want to include: Newly Published Authors, Historical Fiction, Non-Fiction, Classics, Romance/Chick Lit, Mystery, Supense/Thriller & World Lit., Christian Lit.

Literary Fiction:
1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes*****(Incredible!!)

Classics:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*****

Non-Fiction:
1. One Word by Mike Ashcraft & Rachael Olsen***
2. Loosing Control Finding Serenity by Daniel A. Miller***
3. Mourning Song by Joyce Landorf*****(Pub. 1974, a gem/strong wisdom for those grieving)
4. A Strong West Wind by Gail Caldwell*****Memoir

Romance:
1. The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain ****
2. A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis***(more chick lit than romance)

Christian Lit.:
1. In the Company of Others by Jan Karon ***

Suspense/Mystery:
1. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver****
2. The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro*****(Awesome)
3. Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry***(Her first book) Mystery

Poetry:
1. A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver**
2. Sinners Welcome by Mary Karr **** (Essay included is refreshing)

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Ok, I am looking forward to seeing how many books I read this year. I have never kept track before!

1. The Black Opal - Victoria Holt (my favorite author of all time, I am rereading)
2. Snare of Serpents - Victoria Hold (rereading)

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I have never tried this but am interested to see what happens.
In 2013, I have read:
1) Funeral in Blue by Anne Perry
2) Tell Me, Pretty Maiden by Rhys Bowen
3) How to Tame a Willful Wife by Christie English
4) For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen
5) Left for Dead by Kevin O'Brien
6) A Wicked Snow by Gregg Olsen
7) Make Them Cry by Kevin O'Brien
8) Death of a Stranger by Anne Perry
9) The Awakening by Kate Chaplin - written in 1899
10) A dinner of Herbs by Catherine Cookson
11) Desperation by Stephen King
12) 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
13) The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
14) Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
15) Fifty Shades Freer by E.L. James
16) On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah
17) Dark Assassin by Anne Perry
18) Execution Dock by Anne Perry
19) A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry
20) Cajun Man by Olivia Ferrell
21) Pale Orchid by Anne Mather
22) Familiar Christmas by Caroline Burnes
23) Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah
24) Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
25) In a Gilded Cage by Rhys Bowen
26) Nowhere to go (A Joe Pickett novel) by C.J. Box
27) Vicious by Kevin O'Brien
28) Watch Them Die by Kevin O'Brien
29) Irish Thoroughbred by Nora Roberts
30) Irish Rose by Nora Roberts
31) Irish Rebel by Nora Roberts
32) The Last Illusion by Rhys Bowen
33) Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen
34) A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker
35) The Next to Die by Kevin O'Brien
36) French Kiss by Eric van Lustbader
37) Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
38) The Secret by Beverly Lewis
39) The Missing by Beverly Lewis
40) The Telling by Beverly Lewis
41) No Graves as Yet by Anne Perry
42) The Russia House by John le Carré
43) East of Desolation by Jack Higgins
44) A Distant Land by Matt Braun
45) Blue Gold by Clive Cussler
46) Hart's War by John Katzenbach
47) Mountain Top by Robert Whitlow
48) The Girl in the Blue Dress by Mary Burchell
49) A Nose for Justice by Rita Mae Brown
50) The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

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I've been a part of this team for 2 years and have not met my goal of 50 books a year yet!! Last year I read 25 books by June and then started a new job and had only read 8 books between July and December! Bummer! I am going to try again!
I have read the following books in 2013:
1) An Irish Country Christmas- Patrick Taylor

I need some encouragement!! I really want to do this!

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1. Beast by Pepper Pace: (Romance) Modern day beauty & the beast story.

2. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan: (Romance) Biker club angst

3. Faith by Jennifer Haigh: (Literary Fiction) The fall out in a Catholic family when a family member (who is a priest) is accused of child molestation. Very well written.

Edited by: PRINCESSNURSE at: 1/7/2013 (19:02)
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1. Moby Dick
2. Mockingjay
3. Heart of the Sea
4. Plum Lucky
5. The Shadow of Your Smile
6. One for the Money
7. Two for the Dough
8. Notorious Nineteen
9. The Chase
10. Skeleton Coast
11. Back Fire
12. Corsair
13. The Innocent
14. Knockout



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1. A Game of Chance by Linda Howard (Romance)

2. Some Like it Hawk by Donna Andrews (Mystery)

3. Diamond Girl, Diana Palmer (Romance)

4. Cry Wolf, Patricia Briggs (Paranormal Romance)

5. Faking It, Jennifer Crusie (Romance)

6. Captain Jack's Woman, Stephanie Laurens (Historical Romance)

7. The Irish Duke, Virginia Henley (Historical Romance)

8. Evan, Diana Palmer (Romance)

9. The Dark Earl, Virginia Henley (Historical Romance)

10. Harden, Diana Palmer (Romance)

11. Hunting Ground, Patricia Briggs (Paranormal Romance)

12. Running Wild, Linda Howard (Romance)

13, The Rancher, Diana Palmer (Romance)

14. Heart of Stone, Diana Palmer (Romance)

15. Fair Game, Patricia Briggs (Paranormal)

16. Heartless, Diana Palmer (Romance)

17. Shades of Twilight, Linda Howard (Romance)

18. Perfect Partners, Jayne Ann Krentz (Romance)

19. Temptation and Surrender, Stephanie Laurens (Historical Romance)

20. Trust Me, Jayne Ann Krentz (Romance)

21. Cooking with Heirlooms, (cook book)

22. Simon Says, Lori Foster (Romance)

23. Hard to Handle, Lori Foster (Romance)

24. Lord of the Desert, Diana Palmer (Romance)

25. Inferno, Linda Howard, (Fantasy/Romance)

26. Haunted, Linda Winstead Jones (Fantasy/Romance)

27. Sanctuary, Beverley Barton (Fantasy/Romance)

28. Manhunt, Janet Evanovich (Romance)

29. Hero at Large, Janet Evanovich (Romance)

30. Hot Stuff, Janet Evanovich (Romance)

31. Out of Eden, Beth Ciotta (Romance)

32. Into the Wild, Beth Ciotta (Romance)

33. Naked in Death, JD Robb (Mystery?)

34. Glory in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

35. Immortal in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

36. Ceremony in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

37. Vengeance in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

38. Holiday in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

39. Silent Night, JD Robb and others (Mystery/Romance)

40. Loyalty in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

41. Conspiracy in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

42. Witness in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

43. Betrayal in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

44. Seduction in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

45. Reunion in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

46. Purity in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

47. Portrait in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

48. Imitation in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

49. Divided in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

50. Vision in Death, JD Robb (Mystery)

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1. Beast by Pepper Pace: (Romance) Modern day beauty & the beast story.

2. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan: (Romance) Biker club angst.

****I am in a romance rut! My next book will be more redeeming. I like romance novels, but they are like junk food for the brain-lol.


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