Monday, September 1, 2014

Reading Wrap-up For August at Moonshine and Rosefire

Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month 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 August with 944 unread books lying around the house and ended the month with 931 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from Bookmooch, Paperback Swap, a Library Book Sale that Mareena and I went to on the 16th and friends.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

- Guilt by Association by Susan R. Sloan

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- The Diary by Eileen Goudge
- Kiss and Kill by Karen Young
- Sandcastles by Luanne Rice
- Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher
- Prized Possessions by Avery Corman
- Behind Closed Doors by Susan R. Sloan
- A Nice Place to Live by Robert C. Sloane 
- The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine 
- A Perfect Divorce by Avery Corman  
- Blood Beast by Don D'Ammassa 
- The Heresy of Dr. Dee by Phil Rickman
- Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
- Domestic Affairs: A Novel  by Eileen Goudge
- Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
- Blessings by Anna Quindlen
- Blood in the Water: An Alice Rice Mystery by Gillian Galbraith
- Bloody Irish: Celtic Vampire Legends by Bob Curran
- Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford
- Cold Justice by Jonnie Jacobs
- The Collection by Bentley Little
- The Country Diary Book of Crafts by Annette Mitchell
- Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King
- Do no Harm by Don Donaldson
- The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver
- The Evidence Against Her by Robb Forman Dew
- Fly Away Home by Judith Kelman
- Forces of Change: A New View of Nature by Daniel Botkin
- Forever by Pete Hamill
- Gallows Lane by Brian McGilloway
- Ghost Light: A Novel by Joseph O'Connor
- A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber
- Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
- Holy Fools by Joanne Harris
- House of the Hanged by Mark Mills
- The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
- I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
- The Jewels of Tessa Kent by Judith Krantz
- Kill Her Again by Robert Gregory Browne
- The Law of Similars by Chris Bohjalian
- Mister X by John Lutz
- The Murdered House by Pierre Magnan
- The Newgate Jig by Ann Featherstone
- No Naughty Cats by by Debra Pirotin and Sherry Cohen
- Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons
- One Ball Knits Purses: 20 Stylish Handbags Made with a Single Ball, Skein, Hank or Spool by Fatema Habibur-Rahman, Khadija Habibur-Rahman and Hajera Habibur-Rahman
- Outside the Ordinary World by Dori Ostermiller
- The Pact: A Love Story by Jodi Picoult
- The Perfect Wife by Shari MacDonald
- The PMS Outlaws by Sharyn McCrumb
- The Rest of Her Life: A Novel by Laura Moriarty
- Return to Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
- The Second Silence by Eileen Goudge
- Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller
- Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer
- Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
- Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
- Suddenly by Barbara Delinsky
- Taboo by Casey Hill
- Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer
There But For the Grace of God: Survivors of the 20th Century's Infamous Serial Killers by Fred Rosen
- Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
- Twilight Whispers by Barbara Delinsky
- What Happened to Sophie Wilder by Christopher Beha
- Where the River Ends by Charles Martin
- Philomena: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search by Martin Sixsmith  
- 100 Years, 100 Crosswords: Celebrating the Crossword's Centennial by Peter Gordon
- The Queen's Fool: A Novel by Philippa Gregory

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))  
- A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
- The Hanging Tree: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash
- Time Bomb by Jonathan Kellerman
- My Name is Mary Sutter: A Novel by Robin Oliveira
- Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge
- The Bad Place by Dean R. Koontz
- When the Wind Blows by John Saul
- Hunter's Blood by Jere Cunningham
- Sliver by Ira Levin
- Into Thin Air by Stan Washburn
- An Isolated Incident by Susan R. Sloan
- The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
- Kiss and Kill by Karen Young
- Watcher in the Dark by Beverly Hastings
- A Patchwork Planet: A Novel by Anne Tyler
- Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
- Nell by Nancy Thayer
- Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe
- Just Ask the Universe: A No-Nonsense Guide to Manifesting your Dreams by Michael Samuels
- Family Pictures by Sue Miller
Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading month for me. Here's a further breakdown:

Books Read: 13
Pages Read: 4,514
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

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

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm a newbie as far as book blogging goes, having been blogging at my daughter's blog for only about two and a half years. Now it's time for me to get my feet wet on my own. Please be gentle with this blogger. Love to hear from you all. Have a great day! :)