Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Rereads Are Starting Early This Year!

Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.

First of all, I actually started doing something again that I did semi-professionally for several years after I was married: which was knitting. For about three or four years after my husband and I were married - in fact, just before Mareena was born - I used to knit things for my neighbors and occasionally sold some of these creations as well. My 'business' wasn't all that exclusive; although I generally knitted only by request and not always for payment. So, for the past couple of days I have been knitting a little jacket for myself.

As I have said before, Mareena and I are watching some really great horror movies on television - sometimes on cable channels such as 'Chiller', 'Ovation' or 'IFC' - or sometimes on the 'On Demand' Channel - which is kind of like watching movies but without having a DVD player. Actually, the first two movies that Mareena and I watched together on the 'On Demand' Channel were The Autopsy of Jane Doe - a horror movie released in 2016; which we watched on Monday afternoon, January 9th and The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death - a horror movie released in 2014; which we watched on Saturday afternoon, January 14th. Both movies were actually very good, although I have to admit that The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death was remarkably dark, at least visually.

I'm not saying that as a horror movie, there should never be any dark scenes filmed at all, but if I was to offer some advice to any director - could you please use some better lighting in your horror movies? Just to allow your audience to actually see what they should be frightened of? I had such trouble following what was going on because there was almost no light in so many of the scenes.

Also, could you perhaps spend longer than thirty seconds on something that has been written? At least give your audience the chance to read enough of written notes to get the gist of what you are trying to portray. Alright, nitpicking session over and done with for now, thank you very much!

I'm also still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 70 sudoku and crossword puzzles from the newspaper, although I have also done some sum-doku puzzles from my puzzle books, too! I haven't really finished an entire sum-doku puzzle from my books since Saturday, December 3rd - I have been working through partial puzzles from the moderately difficult to extremely difficult levels!

So, as regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was A Wayside Tavern by Norah Lofts, which I finished on Thursday, January 12th! I do vaguely remember reading this book about twenty years ago or so, although I don't really remember all that much about the plot of it. To be perfectly honest, while the book is very good, it's not really Norah Lofts' best work, at least in my opinion.

I immediately started to read Treasures by Belva Plain on Thursday, January 12th. I actually have two copies of this book in my library, and I read it for the first time over six days in September of 2010 - from September 11th, to September 17th, 2010! Anyway, according to Goodreads - as of today, January 15th - I've actually read 165 pages out of 528 in Treasures by Belva Plain; or approximately 31 percent. Since my own copy of Treasures by Belva Plain actually has 517 pages in it; reading 165 pages means that I have read approximately 32 percent.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Norah Lofts - A Wayside Tavern

3. A Wayside Tavern by Norah Lofts (1980)
Length: 376 pages 
Genre: Historical Fiction 
Started: 5 January 2017
Finished: 12 January 2017
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 October 2000
Why do I have it? I like historical fiction and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

Paulus, a crippled Roman soldier deserted by his legion at the end of the Roman occupation of Britain, and Gilda, a former slave girl - dedicate a wine shop with a mosaic-patterned floor to Mithras - the god whom the soldier worships. So it was from such humble beginnings that the 'One Bull at Mallow' was born. Yet, from the fourth century right down to present-day Suffolk, the building has remained in the hands of one particular family, known as the Gildersons. And, through the years the building has served a variety of different purposes: wine shop, ale house, coaching inn, hotel, and a pub of varying reputation - yes, the One Bull at Mallow has always provided respite for many weary travelers during its long and rich history.

Just across the inn's courtyard, stands the church of St. Cerdic, dedicated to the memory of a sixth-century martyr - someone who died at the hands of the Danes. Since its creation, the church has been closely associated with the One Bull - and St. Cerdic was venerated until the dissolution of the monasteries. His image was commemorated in a stained glass window which even a carefully hidden pig of lead couldn't protect; yet his grave, once a place of miracles, still remains a place for remarkable changes of heart.

Yet through all these centuries of upheaval - while the One Bull expands and contracts over the ages - battling for survival as a smuggling post, a secretive men's club, as well as the site of murder and suicide, it has remained in the hands of the Gilderson family throughout the generations. However, the One Bull has always represented a source of hope and disillusionment for the family as well. A Wayside Tavern is ultimately a story of survival: survival of a place, of a people, and of the legacies that they leave behind them.

I have to say that as with so many of Norah Lofts books, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. I found it to have an intriguing plot that was historically accurate and that really captured my attention right from the beginning. Although having said that, I must admit that at least in my own opinion, A Wayside Tavern by Norah Lofts was perhaps not her best work. However, I would still give this book a very definite A+!

A+! - (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

So Far, It's a Great Start to the New Year!

Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.

First of all, I have to say that I am feeling much, much better than I did over Christmas. Mareena and I are also absolutely delighted with our recent change of cable company, which happened on Saturday morning, December 17th. So far, we've watched four horror movies that we thoroughly enjoyed and countless other television shows that we never even knew were available before.

I'm also keeping myself busy with doing jigsaw puzzles; which despite not really talking about much I have been doing quite a few of lately. I last finished a jigsaw puzzle on Wednesday afternoon, November 30th! I know that this is actually going to sound pretty strange, but although I can't really remember when I did them, I know that I had done another two jigsaw puzzles out of the box of twelve by Sunday afternoon, December 25th!

I had managed to finish a fifth jigsaw puzzle from the box of twelve on Tuesday afternoon, December 28th! Our good friend Lisa gave me a 750-piece jigsaw puzzle as a Christmas present, which I immediately started doing on Saturday night, December 31st! Again, I'm not really sure when I finished the puzzle - which featured a sleeping cat curling itself through cramped-looking library bookshelves - but it was some time around Thursday night, January 5th! The puzzle is actually called: 'Frederick the Literate' and features titles such as Great Rat Holes of the World, The Three Mouseketeers, Puss in Boots and Other Fairy Tales, Building the Perfect Mousetrap and 1001 Catnip Recipes From Around the World.

Anyway, I'm still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 65 sudoku and crossword puzzles from the newspaper, although I have also done some sum-doku puzzles from my puzzle books, too! I haven't really finished an entire sum-doku puzzle from my books since Saturday, December 3rd - I have been working through partial puzzles from the moderately difficult to extremely difficult levels!

So, as regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was What Happened to Sophie Wilder: A Novel by Christopher R. Beha, which I finished on Wednesday, January 4th! Actually, I really enjoyed reading the book, as it was very well written. Mareena asked me several days ago if I wanted to go to our local library and peruse the perpetual Library Book Sale.

Of course, I said I would love to do that, but neither of us can decide on a particular date that we want to go. Perhaps some time in the next two or three weeks, we think. Anyway, I have also started reading A Wayside Tavern by Norah Lofts on Thursday, January 5th! Although I think I've read this book once before, I'm not exactly sure when that was - maybe twenty years ago, or so?

According to Goodreads - as of today, January 10th - I've actually read 285 pages out of 376 in A Wayside Tavern by Norah Lofts; or approximately 76 percent. I suppose that I could say that this book is very good, but honestly, it's by Norah Lofts, so what else could I possibly say? Actually, I'm just kidding! LOL!!!

I mean this book is by Norah Lofts and yes, she is one of my favorite authors, but I think that this particular book is actually one of her weaker stories. Don't get me wrong, it still is an intriguing plot and a well-written story - and I'm certainly enjoying A Wayside Tavern by Norah Lofts very much - however, I just think this book is just not as good as many of her others.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Saturday, January 7, 2017

I'm Trying to Decide Whether a Trip to our Local Library is Actually in the Cards!

Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.

First of all, I have to say that I am feeling much, much better than I did over Christmas. Mareena and I are also absolutely delighted with our recent change of cable company, which happened on Saturday morning, December 17th. So far, we've watched two horror movies that we thoroughly enjoyed and countless other television shows that we never even knew were available before.

Anyway, I'm still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 62 sudoku and crossword puzzles from the newspaper, although I have also done some sum-doku puzzles from my puzzle books, too! I haven't really finished an entire sum-doku puzzle from my books since Saturday, December 3rd - I have been working through partial puzzles from the moderately difficult to extremely difficult levels!

So, as regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was What Happened to Sophie Wilder: A Novel by Christopher R. Beha, which I finished on Wednesday, January 4th! Actually, I really enjoyed reading the book, as it was very well written. Mareena asked me several days ago if I wanted to go to our local library and peruse the perpetual Library Book Sale.

Of course, I said I would love to do that, but neither of us can decide on a particular date that we want to go. Perhaps some time in the next two or three weeks, we think. Anyway, I have also started reading A Wayside Tavern by Norah Lofts on Thursday, January 5th! Although I think I've read this book once before, I'm not exactly sure when that was - maybe twenty years ago, or so?

According to Goodreads - as of today, January 7th - I've actually read 136 pages out of 376 in A Wayside Tavern by Norah Lofts; or approximately 36 percent. I suppose that I could say that this book is very good, but honestly, it's by Norah Lofts, so what else could I possibly say? Actually, I'm just kidding! LOL!!!

I mean this book is by Norah Lofts and yes, she is one of my favorite authors, but I think that this particular book is actually one of her weaker stories. Don't get me wrong, it still is an intriguing plot and a well-written story - and I'm certainly enjoying A Wayside Tavern by Norah Lofts very much - however, I just think this book is just not as good as many of her others.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Christopher R. Beha - What Happened to Sophie Wilder: A Novel

2. What Happened to Sophie Wilder: A Novel by Christopher R. Beha (2012)
Length: 255 pages 
Genre: Contemporary Fiction 
Started: 2 January 2017
Finished: 4 January 2017
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 16 August 2014
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and Christopher R. Beha is a new author for me.

Charlie Blakeman is a recently published author whose first novel has received minimal acclaim. He currently lives with his cousin Max in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. The cousins live on Washington Square, and while Max is relatively successful in his career as a film critic for the local weekly newspaper, Charlie finds himself struggling to write his follow-up novel. For reasons that he can't seem to explain, Charlie is floundering for any serious literary inspirations, and is beginning to settle into an unexpected and somewhat boring routine in his life.

That is when Charlie's college love suddenly returns. Sophie Wilder and Charlie Blakeman had once been extraordinarily close until they had had a strange fallout about a decade before. Since then, they have barely spoken to each other, but Charlie is still pleasantly surprised to see Sophie. She actually appears to be having some difficulties within her own life as well, although Charlie isn't quite sure of the reason why.

So, Sophie begins to tell Charlie the story of her life since they had last seen each other. She tells him of the brief period of time that she spent as a hospice care giver; and particularly of the dying man with the terrible past who forced Sophie to make an extraordinarily difficult decision. When she disappears once again, Charlie sets out to discover what really happened to Sophie Wilder.

I must admit that I really enjoyed reading this book. The story caught and held my attention right away, and was very well written. I would give this book an A!

A! - (90-95%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Monday, January 2, 2017

Jeanine Cummins - A Rip in Heaven: A Memoir of Murder and Its Aftermath

1. A Rip in Heaven: A Memoir of Murder and Its Aftermath by Jeanine Cummins (2004)
Length: 302 pages 
Genre: True Crime
Started: 30 December 2016
Finished: 2 January 2017
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 27 December 2016
Why do I have it? I like true crime and had read and enjoyed The Crooked Branch: A Novel by the same author in the past.

Jeanine Cummins and her brother and sister had always believed themselves to be invincible; tough street-wise teenagers who were entirely capable of taking care of themselves. The truth was that these supposedly 'street-smart' city kids could not have been living a more sheltered childhood. Truly, life in the big city could never have prepared Tom, Jeanine, and Kathy Cummins for anything. Indeed, nothing could have ever prepared the Cummins family for the type of brutality that they were about to encounter; or for the tragedy that would ultimately destroy life as they knew it.

When their parents packed nineteen-year-old Tom, sixteen-year-old Jeanine and fifteen-year-old Kathy into the family van for the trip to Missouri, the teenagers were absolutely delighted. They would be spending spring break with their cousins, and they couldn't possibly have been more excited at the prospect of seeing their family again - most especially the Kerry sisters; Julie and Robin. As a matter of fact, the Cummins siblings were extremely close to twenty-year-old Julie and nineteen-year-old Robin, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them. Although nobody could possibly have anticipated the horror that they would experience on the night of April 4th, 1991.

A Rip in Heaven is Jeanine Cummins' story of that night, the horrifying night when her cousins Julie and Robin Kerry and her brother Tom were brutally assaulted. What started out as a simple walk to the Chain of Rocks Bridge - which spans the Mississippi River just outside of St. Louis - to read a poem written by Julie, turned into a harrowing ordeal for the three innocent young people. When Tom finally managed to escape their attackers and flag down help, he believed that the nightmare would soon be over.

However, he could not have been more wrong in his assumption. Tom, his sister Jeanine, and their entire family were only at the beginning of a horrifying odyssey through the aftermath of a violent crime; about to enter a world of shocking betrayal, endless heartbreak, and utter disillusionment. Ultimately, this was a trial by fire from which no family member would emerge unscathed.

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was a heartbreakingly sad and shattering account of a brutal crime, but I was utterly shocked by the treatment of the victims by the very people who were charged with their protection. I found that the perseverance of the Cummins family was truly admirable and I applaud their dedication to Julie's and Robin's memories. I would certainly give this book an A+!

A+! - (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Yearly Reading Wrap-up at Moonshine and Rosefire


Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading year for yourselves. I am known as Rosefire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog. I originally posted my reviews over at my daughter's blog, Emeraldfire's Bookmark but am now in the process of transferring them all over to my own blog. My daughter makes blogging look like so much fun that I thought that I would try it out for myself! :)

Anyway, I started out January with about 1,055 unread books lying around the house and ended December with 1,055 books unread. All of the books that I acquired this year came from authors, Bookmooch, Paperback Swap, a Library Book Sale and friends. Quite a number of my books that I read this year left my house to go to new homes so that's something I guess. :)

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Rereads
- Between Husbands and Friends: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
- A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
- The Rector's Wife by Joanna Trollope
- While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
- Silver Wedding by Maeve Binchy
- Homework: A Novel by Margot Livesey
- Fortune's Rocks: A Novel by Anita Shreve
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
Dark Debts by Karen Hall
- The Last Time They Met: A Novel by Anita Shreve
- Julian's House: A Novel by Judith Hawkes
- The Saving Graces: A Novel by Patricia Gaffney
- A Woman's Place by Barbara Delinsky
- A Friend of the Family: A Novel  by Lauren Grodstein
- A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve
- A Paper Life by Tatum O'Neal
- While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
- The Saints and Sinners of Okay County: A Novel by Dayna Dunbar
- Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Changes to the TBR pile 

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- Point Hollow: A Novel by Rio Youers
- Next, After Lucifer by Daniel Rhodes
- The Crooked Branch: A Novel by Jeanine Cummins
- A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger
- Shutter Island: A Novel by Dennis Lehane
The House of Lost Souls by F. G. Cottam
When the Ghost Screams: True Stories of Victims Who Haunt by Leslie Rule
- Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales by Stephen King
- Lisey's Story: A Novel by Stephen King
- Lying Awake: A Novel by Mark Salzman
- Becoming Jane Eyre: A Novel by Sheila Kohler
- When You Believe by Deborah Bedford
- Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher
Knitting: A Novel by Anne Bartlett
- On the Street Where You Live: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark
- More Than You Know: A Novel by Beth Gutcheon
- Sweet Salt Air: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky
- Unholy Fire by Whitley Strieber
- Charming Billy: A Novel by Alice McDermott
-  The Castaways: A Novel  by Elin Hilderbrand
- The Language of Sisters: A Novel by Amy Hatvany
- Unsinkable: A Memoir by Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway
- The Return by Bentley Little
- Criminals: A Novel by Margot Livesey
- An Unexpected Family by Joan Mendlicott
- Capitol Murder: A Novel of Suspense by Phillip Margolin
- Cruel Winter by Anthony Izzo
- Dearest by Peter Loughran
- The House at Old Vine by Norah Lofts
- Overnight Float: A Mystery by Clare Munnings
- The Other Family: A Novel by Joanna Trollope
- The History Major: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash
- A Scaly Tale by Kay Wilkins
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
The Fever Tree: A Novel by Jennifer McVeigh
- Secret For a Nightingale by Victoria Holt
A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block
- Come Walk With Me by Joan Mendlicott
- Vinegar Hill: A Novel by A. Manette Ansay

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :)
- A Rip in Heaven: A Memoir of Murder and Its Aftermath by Jeanine Cummins
- The Outside Boy: A Novel by Jeanine Cummins
- The Killer Department by Robert Cullen
- Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
- A Gesture Life: A Novel by Chang-Rae Lee
- Indignation: A Novel by Philip Roth
- House by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti
- Endangered: Your Child in a Hostile World by Johann Christoph Arnold
- Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Lady Fiona Carnarvon
- The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist by Matt Baglio
- The Businessman: A Tale of Terror by Thomas M. Disch
- A Dog's Purpose: A Novel For Humans by W. Bruce Cameron
- The Bloody Countess: Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory by Valentine Penrose
- While we Were Watching Downton Abbey: A Novel by Wendy Wax
- Eleanor: The Years Alone by Joseph P. Lash
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Absent Friends by S. J. Rozan
The Dive From Clausen's Pier: A Novel by Ann Packer
Henry and Clara: A Novel by Thomas Mallon
I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir by Lee Grant
Japan Took the J. A. P. Out of Me by Lisa F. Cook
Keeping Faith: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Last to Know: A Novel by Elizabeth Adler
Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury
My Theodosia: A Novel by Anya Seton
An Old Betrayal by Charles Finch
One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix by Jane Kirkpatrick
The Phantom Coach: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories by Michael Sims
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
The Spire by Richard North Patterson
Stone Angel by Carol O'Connell
A Table by the Window: A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes by Hillary Manton Lodge
The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer
The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
- Blind Date by Frances Fyfield
Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated Reference to the Myths, Religions, Pyramids and Temples of the Land of the Pharaohs by Lorna Oakes and Lucia Gahlin
- Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Novel by Alison Weir
- Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir
- The Lady Elizabeth: A Novel by Alison Weir
The Diabetes Heart Healthy Cookbook by The American Diabetes Association and The American Heart Association
Engaged to Murder: The Shocking True Story of the Nation's Most Brutal Triple Murder by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
- The Open Channel by Jill Morrow
- Collector's Series Sum-Doku Puzzles 6-pack: (Volumes 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13) by Dell Magazines
- Tongues by Sam Joyce
- Angel Cafe by Jill Morrow
- Storming the Magic Kingdom: Wall Street, the Raiders and the Battle For Disney by John Taylor

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales by Stephen King
- The Deceit by Paul Block
- Shutter Island: A Novel by Dennis Lehane
- A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block
- Telling Lies to Alice by Laura Wilson 
- Lisey's Story: A Novel by Stephen King 
- Exclusive: A Novel by Sandra Brown 
- Ladder of Years: A Novel by Anne Tyler
- Report to the Commissioner by James Mills
- Lying Awake: A Novel by Mark Salzman
- Dying Young by Marti Leimbach 
- Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
- The Race: A Novel by Richard North Patterson 
- Sins of the Fathers by Susan Howatch
- Seawitch by Alistair MacLean
- Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher
- Donovan's Brain by Curt Siodmak
- Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans
- The Entity by Frank De Felitta
- When You Believe by Deborah Bedford
- The Castaways: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand
- December 6th by Martin Cruz Smith
- My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier 
- My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
- Keep Calm and Ask On: A No-Nonsense Guide to Fulfilling Your Dreams by Michael Samuels
- The Titan by Fred Mustard Stewart
- Embrace the Serpent by Marilyn T. Quayle and Nancy T. Northcott
- Sweet Salt Air: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky
- Dark Debts by Karen Hall
- The Return by Bentley Little
The Complete Diabetic Cookbook by Mary Jane Finsand
Diabetes A to Z: What You Need to Know About Diabetes - Simply Put by The American Diabetes Association
Julian's House: A Novel by Judith Hawkes
Cold Mountain: A Novel by Charles Frazier
- Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
- Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark
Falling in Love With God: Reflections on Prayer by Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. and Colleen Birchett, Ph.D.
- Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
- The Language of Sisters: A Novel by Amy Hatvany
- The Joshua Sequence by Frederick D. Huebner
- Country Kitchen Collection: Fruit Basket by House Regency
- A Paper Life by Tatum O'Neal
- An Unexpected Family by Joan Mendlicott
- Saving Face and Other Stories by Norah Lofts
- Criminals: A Novel by Margot Livesey
- A Density of Souls: A Novel by Christopher Rice
- 8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber
- In Another Country by Susan Kenney
- Capitol Murder: A Novel of Suspense by Phillip Margolin
- Best Friends by Martha Moody
Big Girl: A Novel by Danielle Steel
Handsome Women by Judith Henry Wall
Last Kiss by Luanne Rice
A Good Woman by Danielle Steel
- Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller
- Dearest by Peter Loughran
Friends and Lovers by Helen MacInnes
- Tongues by Sam Joyce
- Doctor Love by Gael Greene
- The Saints and Sinners of Okay County: A Novel by Dayna Dunbar
Anne McKevitt's Style Solutions: 365 of the Freshest Looks, Smartest Tips and Best Advice For Your Home by Anne McKevitt
A Scaly Tale by Kay Wilkins
- The History Major: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash
- The Fever Tree: A Novel by Jennifer McVeigh
- A Ruling Passion: Volume 1 by Judith Michael
- One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel
- A Scaly Tale by Ripley's Believe it or Not!
- The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders
- Blood Sugar by Jim DeFilippi
- A Simple Plan by Scott Smith
- The Assistant by Bernard Malamud
- Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
- Christian Clip Art by In Celebration Publishing
- Vinegar Hill: A Novel by A. Manette Ansay
Alone Yet Not Alone: Based on the True Story of Barbara and Regina Leininger by Tracy Michele Leininger
- Texas! Sage by Sandra Brown

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading year for me. Here's a further breakdown:

Books Read: 58
Pages Read: 19,033
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2016! I hope that you all had an equally good reading year; if not a little better. :) See you all next year! :)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight