Saturday, January 31, 2015

January's Book of the Month

 

Hello Everyone! I chose the picture posted above because it reminds me of reading to my daughter Mareena when she was little. Every afternoon until she was about eight or nine years old, we would take one of her books that she wanted to read or that she was reading and we would curl up together on my big bed. 

We would spend an hour or so reading a chapter of her book, and then take a nap together. Her absolutely favorite author at that time was an English author named Enid Blyton. Ahh, nice memories... 

My picks for 'Books of the Month' will be decidedly more adult these days, but they will be from almost any genre. January's Book of the Month is:


The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg
  Published as: Isprinsessan in January 2003   
Publisher: Forum


Birth Name: 
Jean Edith Camilla Läckberg 
Born: 30 August 1974 in Fjällbacka, Bohuslän, Sweden (Västra Götaland County)

Canonical Name: Camilla Läckberg  
Pseudonyms: None  

The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg was the eighth book that I read in 2015. I have had this book on my TBR shelf since August 16, 2014 and it took me two days to read. I'm passing this book on to Mareena for her to read.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Avery Corman - Kramer Versus Kramer

9. Kramer Versus Kramer by Avery Corman (1977)
Length: 247 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 30 January 2015
Finished: 31 January 2015
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 9 September 2014
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

There was a time during their marriage when Ted and Joanna Kramer were happy. There was a time when they loved each other deeply; and their brown-eyed, inquisitive four-year-old son Billy was the absolute light of their lives. The Kramers once considered themselves the luckiest couple with a perfect family.

Then came the day when Joanna Kramer abandoned her family and filed for divorce. Ted and Billy were left on their own; together, two against the world. Father and son. Caring and cared for, learning what loving and belonging are all about until there is a bond between them that absolutely nothing can break - except maybe a mother who, almost two years later, changes her mind and wants her little boy back...

What follows is a poignant novel about a very special kind of love - about what happens when a father and his son come together and what it means when they may have to part. This is a glowing novel that once read will never be forgotten.

This book was definitely very well-written and I really enjoyed reading it. I thought the story was certainly memorable and I found that the relationship between Ted and Billy was wonderfully portrayed. I would give this book an A+! 

I must say that Mareena and I watched the 1979 movie adaptation starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep about four or five years ago; whenever it was last on cable. I've actually seen the movie Kramer Versus Kramer twice, I think, but it was sometime before I read the book. I completely understand why the film won five Academy Awards, it was certainly very well cast.

A+! - (96-100%)   

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Camilla Läckberg - The Ice Princess

8. The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg (2009)
(Originally Published as: Isprinsessan) (2003)
The Patrik Hedstrom Series Book 1
Length: 394 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 26 January 2015
Finished: 28 January 2015
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 mysteries and Camilla Lackberg is a new author for me.

After struggling biographer Erica Falck's parents pass away, she returns to her hometown of Fjallbacka, Sweden to attend their funeral. What she finds is a town in crisis; and a community on the brink of inexplicable tragedy. The apparent suicide of her childhood best friend Alexandra is the catalyst.

Erica actually discovers the frozen body of her one-time friend in an ice-cold bath with her wrists slashed. At first glance, it does appear that Alex took her own life - yet Erica is still confused. The friendship between herself and Alex may have drifted apart as they reached adulthood, but surely, Alex would never have become so desperate as to commit suicide, would she?

At the behest of Alex's parents, Erica tentatively agrees to write about her childhood friend. She conceives of writing a book about the beautiful but remote Alex, one which will strive to answer questions about their shared past and lost friendship. As Erica's interest slowly develops into an obsession, her investigation only stirs up even more unanswerable questions...

Meanwhile, local detective Patrick Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case. But it's only when Erica and Patrik start working together that the truth begins to emerge about this small town with a deeply disturbing past. And it seems that even after all this time, what is hidden still has the power to cause immeasurable pain and tragedy...to everyone.

I must say that I absolutely loved reading this book. I thought this story was beautifully written and I felt that I got a true taste of Sweden through Ms. Lackberg's writing style. The plot was dramatic, well-developed and it kept me guessing about who were possible suspects right through to the end. In my opinion, Camilla Lackberg is an extraordinary writer and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author sometime very soon. I would give this book an A+!

A+! - (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lawrence Sanders - The Sixth Commandment

7. The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders (1978)
The Commandment Series Book 1
Length: 312 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 22 January 2015
Finished: 24 January 2015
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 14 August 2001
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

The Bingham Foundation is a corporation that assesses the grant applications of scientific researchers. Samuel Todd is the corporation's field investigator, tasked with finding out all he can about Gordon Telford Thorndecker, Nobel Prize-winning doctor and resident darling of Coburn, New York. The good doctor Thorndecker is the head of a combined research facility and rest home for the elderly, affluent, and infirm in Coburn, and has recently applied for a million-dollar research grant.

Dr. Thorndecker has impeccable scientific credentials; his project - to investigate the "cellular clock" that controls the normal life span of human beings - seems entirely credible and worthy of support; and despite the rumors and occasional rabid gossip-monger - the whole town of Coburn is rooting for its most famous resident. 

Samuel Todd's mission is basically to get background information about the eminent Dr. Thorndecker. Deep background information: Samuel has to "assess the intangibles, things known only to the applicant's priest, psychiatrist and/or mistress". As a suspicious romantic, Samuel is too young to have seen it all, but too old to expect the best of this world. 

But is it possible that his suspicions are getting the better of him? It's perhaps in the way the residents of Coburn stare past his shoulder while praising Dr. Thorndecker to the skies; or what he learns about the doctor's seductive young wife, Julie, and her not-so-secretive activities; or perhaps when he discovers that a patient at the rest home was buried rather suddenly in the dead of night, deceased, according to the death certificate, of simple heart failure. Whatever the cause, Samuel Todd is already mightily suspicious of this case, and his feelings only grow worse after he arrives at his hotel on a stormy night, and discovers a typed two-lined message waiting for him at the desk. The note is short, cryptic, and straight to the point: "Thorndecker Kills."

I really enjoyed this book and must say that I found it to be very indicative of Lawrence Sanders' work - incredibly suspenseful and quite dramatic. Mr. Sanders is perhaps one of my many favorite authors, and I have read quite a few of his books, although the first book from the Commandment Series that I've read. I would certainly give The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders a very strong A!

A! - (90-95%)
    
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Margot Livesey - The Missing World: A Novel

6. The Missing World: A Novel by Margot Livesey (1999) 
Length: 326 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 17 January 2015
Finished: 21 January 2015
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 8 December 2014
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

What if - by a seeming stroke of fortune - you could start again, could start afresh and wipe away that one catastrophic blunder in your past. Just how far would you go to establish that you had, in fact, done nothing wrong at all? After an accident causes Hazel to have amnesia, and she loses three years' worth of her memory, just such an opportunity is presented to her ex-boyfriend Jonathan. He is absolutely undone by his betrayal of this woman, whom he professes to love above all, and he is determined to do everything within his power to make it up to her; to earn her forgiveness.

While Jonathan begins to rewrite his and Hazel's history together, two other misfits - an American sojourner and an unlucky English actress - travel around London, each of them haunted by indelible memories which they would much rather forget. Eventually their hopes for redemption draw them toward Jonathan and Hazel, who has become a virtual prisoner of Jonathan's most cherished whims and desires. The story that follows is a brilliantly inverted love story: a story which chronicles one man's desperate attempts to realize and rationalize a lie, and a woman's harrowing attempts to recognize the truth.

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Margot Livesey is, in my opinion, a terrific writer, and she captures the essence of characters beautifully. As a matter of fact, the character of Charlotte is so like my sister-in-law, they could have been twins. I give The Missing World: A Novel by Margot Livesey a definite A!

A! - (90-95%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Friday, January 16, 2015

Dennis Lehane - Moonlight Mile

5. Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane (2010)
The Kenzie and Gennaro Series Book 6
Length: 324 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 15 January 2015
Finished: 16 January 2015
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 22 August 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and have read and enjoyed Mystic River by the same author in the past.

Twelve years ago, private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro were brought in to investigate the disappearance of four-year-old Amanda McCready. The toddler had suddenly vanished from her Boston neighborhood late one night, and her family feared the worst. Desperate pleas for help from the child's aunt had led them to take on the case - one of the toughest of their careers - and despite risking everything, the pair finally found the little girl. Against their better judgement, the investigators had to return little Amanda to the custody of her neglectful mother and a broken home.

Now Amanda is sixteen - and gone again. A stellar student, brilliant but aloof, she had seemed destined to escape her troubled upbringing. Yet Amanda's aunt is once again knocking at Patrick Kenzie's door, once more fearing the worst for the little girl who has blossomed into a striking, clever young woman - a woman who apparently hasn't been seen in weeks.

Haunted by their memories of the past - and determined to do something to settle their consciences - Patrick and Angela revisit the case that has troubled them the most and which, even after all this time, has stayed with them. Their exhaustive investigation leads them into the darkest depths of the criminal underworld - a world of identity thieves, methamphetamine dealers, a mentally unstable crime boss and his equally demented wife, a priceless, thousand-year-old cross, and a happily homicidal Russian gangster. This is a world where motives and allegiances constantly shift and where the slightest mistake can prove, or most likely will prove, fatal.

In their desperate fight to confront the past and find Amanda McCready, Patrick and Angela will be forced to question if it's possible to do the wrong thing and still be right or to do the right thing and still be wrong. As they face an evil that reaches beyond broken families and broken dreams, they discover that the sins of yesterday don't always stay buried and the crimes of today are the ones that could end their lives.

Mareena had chosen this book for me at our August Library Book Sale jaunt because she knew how much I had enjoyed reading Mystic River by Dennis Lehane. In my opinion, this particular book just wasn't for me. While I certainly found it to be well-written, fast-paced and jam-packed with drama and action, I must say that the Russian Mob is really too much for me. I'm sure that there are some readers who enjoy reading that type of story; however, I am definitely not one of them. I would give this book a B+!

B+! - (85-89%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Rosa Guy - The Friends

4. The Friends by Rosa Guy (1973)
The Cathy Family Trilogy Book 1
Length: 185 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 13 January 2015
Finished: 14 January 2015
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 25 July 2001
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and Rosa Guy is a new author for me.

For fourteen-year-old Phyllisia Cathy, the problems that she has as well as her lifestyle have become increasingly overwhelming. Having recently arrived from an island in the sunlit West Indies - along with her mother, father and sixteen-year-old sister, Ruby - Phyllisia finds it a very difficult adjustment to live in New York. After growing up in such an idyllic paradise, she finds New York cold, cruel and filthy; nothing at all like her previous home. She is insulted daily and is constantly beaten up by her classmates. What Phyllisia desperately needs, as it seems divine intervention is currently unavailable, is a friend. 

When she first started out searching for a friend, Phyllisia would never have put fifteen-year-old Edith Jackson's name anywhere near her list of potential candidates. Edith's clothes are unpressed, her stockings worn and baggy with big holes. She is nothing but a ragamuffin in Phyllisia's mind. Edith's knowledge of school studies is essentially zero; she barely goes to class. She has no parents, she swears and she steals. But she is the only one kind enough to offer her friendship and protection to Phyllisia when she needs it most.

I must say that I found this to be a very intriguing book. In my opinion, it was a deeply thought-provoking and engaging story with a moral; told from a very different perspective. This is a story that I wasn't expecting to be as poignant as it was and I give this book an A+!

A+! - (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jodi Picoult - Lone Wolf

3. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult (2012)
Length: 429 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 6 January 2015
Finished: 13 January 2015
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 January 2015
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

For the Warrens, secrets have divided their family for so long, that it seems like they will never be able to come back together by their own choice. Then, on an icy winter night, a terrible accident forces them all to come together and make a fateful decision. It's a decision that will ultimately shake all of their lives to the foundations.

Seventeen-year-old Cara has always been her father, Luke's, little princess, protected by him, and confidently shielded by his love. What nobody realizes, however, is that Cara is tormented by a secret that she can't reveal - to anyone. Her older brother, Edward, has secrets of his own...ones that have kept him estranged from his family for the past six years. He has managed to keep them hidden rather well, but now they may come to light, and if they do, Cara will be devastated.

Their mother, Georgie, always felt like she was never able to compete with her ex-husband's life-long obsessions: wild wolves and their pack structure. This was a subject which Luke became completely immersed in; forsaking his own family in order to spend two years alone in the Canadian wilderness, following several wolf packs during that time - and subsequently running a wilderness sanctuary for wolves. And now, Luke's fate hangs in the balance and is held in the hands of her children; as the ex-wife, it seems as if Georgie has no further say in his personal matters.

With conflicting motivations and emotions, what will this family ultimately decide? And will they be able to live with that decision, after the truth has been revealed? What happens when the hope that should sustain a family in crisis, is the very thing tearing it apart?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. In my opinion, it was very well-written, and while I found the discussion of the hierarchies within wolf packs to be incredibly detailed; I appreciated how accurately such discussions described the dynamics within the Warren family. I give Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult an A+! I think Ms. Picoult does a tremendous job of getting the reader to care about these characters and about the difficult situation in which they find themselves.

A+! (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Robert K. Tanenbaum and Peter S. Greenberg - The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer

2.The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer by Robert K. Tanenbaum and Peter S. Greenberg (1987) 
Length: 301 pages
Genre: True Crime
Started: 3 January 2015
Finished: 6 January 2015
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap 
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 3 January 2015
Why do I have it? I like true crime and Robert K. Tanenbaum and Peter S. Greenberg are relatively new authors for me.

Charles William Yukl was the eldest of two sons born to Czech parents - pianist and conductor Dorothea Freitag Yukl, and trumpeter Charles W. Yukl. Charles Yukl claimed that his parents were often abusive to him as a child, attributing severe beatings and other random cruelty to his "perfectionist, demanding" parents. As a young child, Charles was fascinated by fire and was accused of setting several fires by the age of nine.

He held a variety of jobs as an adult, and was soon urged by his mother to become a professional ragtime pianist. He was rather successful and played in Manhattan, Union City, New Jersey and in the Catskills, often using the stage name Yogi Freitag. He married a German photography student named Enken in 1961 and subsequently became a voice and piano teacher.

The real Charles Yukl was nothing at all like the facade he portrayed to the world. Behind the well-mannered musical prodigy with the choirboy looks dwelt a twisted psychotic misogynist. A reclusive, eccentric man whose dreams of perverse sexual fulfillment lived - and died - only in his fertile imagination. 

Then on Monday, October 24, 1966, Charles Yukl brought his perverted fantasies to vivid life when he brutally murdered twenty-five year old Suzanne Reynolds. Suzanne was an aspiring actress who had been taking voice lessons for three months from the thirty-one year old ragtime pianist, and she had absolutely no idea of his true nature. Then, eight years later - on Tuesday, August 20, 1974 - due to a shocking series of legal errors that granted him the freedom to kill again, he lured a twenty-three year old aspiring model named Karin Schlegel to a Greenwich Village rooftop and savagely strangled her to death.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I had never heard of Charles Yukl or of the murders he committed. I found this story incredibly sad, and the fact that due to a bureaucratic oversight, he was allowed to kill again really made me angry. I will say that I found this book to be rather slow in places, and I really would have appreciated a deeper investigation of the wife's personality; other than mentioning that she was disturbing, very little else was explained about her, or their strange relationship. I would give The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer by Robert K. Tanenbaum and Peter S. Greenberg a B+!

B+! - (89-85%)
  
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Laura Moriarty - The Center of Everything

1. The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty (2003)
Length: 339 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 1 January 2015
Finished: 3 January 2015
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch 
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 29 December 2014
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and have read and enjoyed The Rest of Her Life: A Novel by the same author in the past.

In The Center of Everything, Laura Moriarty's stunning debut novel, a young girl tries to make sense of the unruly world around her. Ten-year-old Evelyn Brucknow has never really had much of a childhood, having been forced to pretty much take care of herself for most of her life. She lives with her single mother, Tina, in a small apartment in Kansas and just can't help dreaming of more for herself.

Though she is warm and loving, and values her daughter more than anything else in the world, Tina is nevertheless young, immature, and prone to making rash financial decisions. This personality type often leaves Evelyn feeling as if she is the rational adult in their troubled relationship. Growing up with a chronically out of work mother, whose most recent romance with her married boss has failed and left her jobless and desperate, Evelyn feels more and more anxious about their increasingly precarious financial situation. She resolves to distance herself from her mother's irresponsibility as much as she can.

However, Evelyn just can not escape the claustrophobic feeling of being stuck where she is - somewhere in the middle of Kansas - between her best friends, and in the midst of her mother's love...right in the center of everything. The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty is an extraordinary and affecting portrayal of a troubled mother/daughter relationship, as well as an eye-opening look at life in a small midwestern town. All this is experienced and seen through the eyes of a teenage girl; who also must come to terms with the heartbreaking lesson of first love - that not all loves are meant to be - and determine who she is and who she wants to be.

I absolutely loved this book and found myself completely immersed in the story right away. This book held my attention from beginning to end, and was one of those books that I never wanted to end. Although the plot wasn't all that action-packed - it was basically about living life in a small town, and the various trials and tribulations faced by the struggling residents - it still moved along at a leisurely pace and was a thoroughly enjoyable read for me. I give this book a definite A+! 

I think that Ms. Moriarty is a terrific writer and I am eagerly awaiting her next book - what ever it might be.

A+! - (96-100%)
  
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Thursday, January 1, 2015

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 915 unread books lying around the house and ended December with 1,013 books unread. All of the books that I acquired this year came from Amazon, authors, Price ChopperNetgalley, Bookmooch, Paperback Swap, Library Book Sales 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
- A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel by Scott Spencer
- Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
- Now You Know by Kitty Dukakis and Jane Scovell
- Still Talking by Joan Rivers and Richard Meryman
- Guilt by Association by Susan R. Sloan
Circle of Three: A Novel by Patricia Gaffney
- The Basement by Bari Wood
- My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
The Miracle at St. Bruno's by Philippa Carr
Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler

Changes to the TBR pile

 Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- Grave's End: A True Ghost Story by Elaine Mercado, R. N.
- The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
- The Rest of Her Life: A Novel by Laura Moriarty
- Homework: A Novel by Margot Livesey
- Wildwood Road by Christopher Golden
- Like Water For Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel
- Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag
- Preservation Hall by Scott Spencer
- The House on Fortune Street: A Novel by Margot Livesey
- The After House by Michael Phillip Cash
- Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
- What Lies Beneath: The Road to Hidden Harbor/Remember Me/Primal Fear by Anne Stuart, Joanna Wayne and Caroline Burnes
- Random Hearts by Warren Adler
- The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough 
- The Senator's Wife by Karen Robards
- In Another Country by Susan Kenney
- The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
- Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer
- Gallows Lane by Brian McGilloway
- Best Friends by Martha Moody
- At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
The Water Giver: The Story of a Mother, a Son, and Their Second Chance by Joan Ryan
- The Kennedy Women by Pearl S. Buck
- The Haunted by Bentley Little
- The Moonflower Vine: A Novel by Jetta Carleton
- Sam's Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson
- Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend: A Novel by Robert James Waller
- The House on Hope Street by Danielle Steel
- A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber 
- Dreamthorp by Chet Williamson
- Suddenly by Barbara Delinsky 
- Blood in the Water: An Alice Rice Mystery by Gillian Galbraith
- Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
- Death at the Priory: Love, Sex, and Murder in Victorian England by James Ruddick
- Between Husbands and Friends: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
- Hush by Nancy Bush
- Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
- The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy
- The Taker by Alma Katsu 
- Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
- The Heresy of Dr. Dee by Phil Rickman
- Blood Beast by Don D'Ammassa
- A Perfect Divorce by Avery Corman 
- The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine 
- A Nice Place to Live by Robert C. Sloane
- Behind Closed Doors by Susan R. Sloan
- Prized Possessions by Avery Corman
- Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher
- Sandcastles by Luanne Rice
- Kiss and Kill by Karen Young 
- The Diary by Eileen Goudge
- Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge
- The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
- My Name is Mary Sutter: A Novel by Robin Oliveira
The Merry-Hearted Boys: Liam Clancy, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem by Ronald L. Leonard
- The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
- The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
- The Under Dog and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
Dream Country by Luanne Rice
- The Man Who Died Twice by Lois Paxton
- Who Killed my Daughter? by Lois Duncan
- The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash
- Nell by Nancy Thayer 
- Watson's Apology: A Novel by Beryl Bainbridge
Spirit Lost: A Ghost Novel by Nancy Thayer
- When Satan Wore a Cross: The Shocking True Story of a Killer Priest by Fred Rosen
Custody: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
Fire on Ice: The Exclusive Inside Story of Tonya Harding by Abby Haight and J. E. Vader and the Staff of The Oregonian 
Last Wish by Betty Rollin
- All Through the Night: A Suspense Story by Mary Higgins Clark
- Cold Mountain: A Novel by Charles Frazier
- The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King by James Patterson and Martin Dugard
- While my Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky
- The Guardian by Jeffrey Konvitz
- Man, Woman and Child by Erich Segal 
- Katie: The Real Story by Edward Klein
- The If You Were Me and Lived In...Series by Carole P. Roman
- The Captain No Beard Series by Carole P. Roman
- I Want to do Yoga Too by Carole P. Roman
- The Tin Can Tree by Anne Tyler
Ashenden: A Novel by Elizabeth Wilhide
- A Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler
The Scapegoat/The Last Angry Man/The Muses Are Heard/The Fruit Tramp/The Enemy Below by Reader's Digest Condensed Books: Volume 2 1957
Earthly Possessions by Anne Tyler  
- The Rose and the Yew Tree by Mary Westmacott
- Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe
Daphne du Maurier: The Secret Life of the Renowned Storyteller by Margaret Forster
- Love Kills: The Stalking of Diane Newton King by Andy Hoffman 
The Affair: A Novel by Alicia Clifford
Lost Souls by Michael Collins
Time is a River: A Novel by Mary Alice Monroe
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
The Rome Affair by Laura Caldwell
Nurses Who Led the Way: Real Life Stories of Courageous Women in an Exciting Profession by Adele and Cateau de Leeuw
Family Affairs by Andy Hoffman
Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark by Tilly Bagshawe
Siege by Domini Taylor
So Far... by Kelsey Grammer
Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe
- Shooting at Loons by Margaret Maron
Burnt Mountain: A Novel by Anne Rivers Siddons
- Family Pictures by Sue Miller
- 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber
- White Widow by Jim Lehrer

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
- Jumbo Crossword Pad Volume #13 by Kappa Press
- The Mothman Prophecies: Based on True Events by John A. Keel
- 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber
- At Paradise Gate by Jane Smiley
- Atonement by Ian MacEwan
- Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor
- Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber
- The Code of the Hills: An Ozarks Mystery by Nancy Allen
- December 6th by Martin Cruz Smith
- Deliver me From Evil by Mary Monroe
- Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
- Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Barbara Olson
- Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1929-1932 by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
- I Couldn't Love You More by Jillian Medoff
- It's Always Something by Gilda Radner
- Keep a Little Secret by Dorothy Garlock
- The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
- Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs
- The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares
- Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
- Lucky: A Memoir by Alice Sebold
- A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava
- Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
- Queen of Broken Hearts by Cassandra King
- Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog by Garth Stein
- The Road Taken by Rona Jaffe
- The Royal Family Quiz and Fact Book by Timothy B. Benford
- Silent Murders by Mary Miley
- The Sins of the Mother by Danielle Steel
- Three Junes by Julia Glass
- Three Wishes by Barbara Delinsky
- The Triumph of Katie Byrne by Barbara Taylor Bradford
- Where You Belong by Barbara Taylor Bradford
- The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin
- The Missing World: A Novel by Margot Livesey
- All That Glitters by Thomas Tryon
- Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
- The Babel Effect by Daniel Hecht
- The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn
- Collector's Series Sum-Doku Puzzles 4-pack (Volumes 1, 5, 6, 7) by Dell Magazines
- Poisonous Animals by Seymour Simon
- Caroline, Caroline, What Are You Thinking? by Ronald L. Leonard
- The World of Caroline by Ronald L. Leonard
- The Legacy: A Novel by Katherine Webb
- The Monster of Florence: A True Story by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi
- Traditional Knitting by Amy Carroll
- Knitting: A Novel by Anne Bartlett
- The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
- The Empty Robe: The Story of the Disappearance of Judge Crater by Stella Wheeler Crater and Oscar Fraley
- The Knitting Diaries: The Twenty-First Wish/Coming Unraveled/Home to Summer Island by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Christina Skye
- Dark Digital Sky by Carac Allison
- A Scaly Tale by Ripley's Believe it Not!
- Broken Promises, Mended Dreams by Richard Meryman
- Kramer Versus Kramer by Avery Corman
- Hope: A Loss Survived by Richard Meryman
- Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
- Skeleton Canyon by J. A. Jance
- Undone by Karin Slaughter
- Ricochet by Sandra Brown
- Tough Customer by Sandra Brown
- Third Degree by Greg Iles
- Snow in April by Pete Hamill
- The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
- The Short Prose Reader by Gilbert H. Muller and Harvey S. Wiener
- Nighttime is my Time by Mary Higgins Clark
- Queen of the Night by J. A. Jance
- More Than Courage by Harold Coyle
- No One Left to Tell by Jordan Dane
- Marker by Robin Cook
- The Last Juror by John Grisham
- Fractured by Karin Slaughter
- Entombed by Linda Fairstein
- Echo Park by Michael Connelly
- The Closers by Michael Connelly
- Chill of Fear by Kay Hooper
- Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
- Broken by Karin Slaughter
- Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter
- Born to Die by Lisa Jackson
- Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
- The Queen's Fool: A Novel by Philippa Gregory 
- 100 Years, 100 Crosswords: Celebrating the Crossword's Centennial by Peter Gordon
- Philomena: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search by Martin Sixsmith
- Blessings by Anna Quindlen
- 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: A Novel by Pete Hamill
- Ghost Light: A Novel by Joseph O'Connor
- 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
- 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
- Return to Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
- The Second Silence by Eileen Goudge
- Songs of the Humpback Whale: A Novel in Five Voices by Jodi Picoult
- Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
- 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
- Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
- Domestic Affairs by Eileen Goudge
Keep Calm and Ask On: A No-Nonsense Guide to Fulfilling Your Dreams by Michael Samuels
- The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
- The Murderer Next Door by Rafael Yglesias
Just Ask the Universe: A No-Nonsense Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams by Michael Samuels
- The Bridge at Chappaquiddick by Jack Olsen
- Thirteen Moons: A Novel by Charles Frazier
- Fast and Easy Home Decorating: An A to Z Guide to Creating a Beautiful Home With an Minimum of Time and Money by Elizabeth J. Musheno
- Bonnie Prince Charlie by Moray McLaren
- Maggie Colvin's Home Style: Quick Make-Overs to Transform Your Home by Maggie Colvin
Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book by Denise L. Caringer
Tracy Porter's Home Style: Creative and Livable Decorating Ideas For Everyone by Tracy Porter
$100 to $1,000 Makeovers: Maximizing Your Decorating Dollars by Brian Kramer
Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman by Nuala O'Faolain
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
The Dead Hour by Denise Mina
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
In This Mountain by Jan Karon
The Kennedys: The Third Generation by Barbara Gibson and Ted Schwartz
Loss of Flight by Sara Vogan
Secret For a Nightingale by Victoria Holt
The Shack by William P. Young
The Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart
Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer
Triangle: A Novel by Katharine Weber
Twice Kissed by Lisa Jackson
The Woods by Harlan Coben
Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Design: Fearless, Fabulous Decorating by Christopher Lowell
Decorating Hints & Tips: More Than 2000 Practical Solutions to Help You Improve Your Home by Julian Cassell
The Universe-ity: A Spiritual Education Using the Law of Attraction by Michael Samuels
Decorating With Silk and Dried Flowers: 80 Arrangements Using Floral Materials of All Kinds by The Home Decorating Institute
Make it Yours!: Customize and Personalize - the Trading Spaces Way! by Brian Kramer
48-Hour Makeovers: Get a New Look in a Weekend! by Brian Kramer
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - The Official Companion Book by Madison Press  
- Mommy's a Mole: Unraveling the Joan Webster Murder and Other Secrets in a CIA Family by Eve Carson
- The Scapegoat/The Last Angry Man/The Muses Are Heard/The Fruit Tramp/The Enemy Below by Reader's Digest
- Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
Death Benefit: A Lawyer Uncovers a 20-Year Pattern of Seduction, Arson and Murder by David Heilbroner
- Night Whispers: A Story of Evil by Emmett Clifford
- Thin Wire: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Heroin Addiction by Christine Lewry
- Evacuated!: Living on Indonesia's Most Active Volcano by Kate Benzin and Rudy Tanjung
- The Romanov Legacy by Jenni Wiltz
- Advent of Perpetual Sorrows by A. A. Pencil
- Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable
- State of the Heart: Short Stories on Relationships, Love and Life by Nelton D'Souza
- Summer of Firefly Memories by Joan Gable
- Hook and Peter by Doram Jacoby
- Chasing the Storm: A Thriller Novel by Michael Molsted
Sleep in Heavenly Peace by M. William Phelps
- Painted Red by Douglas Parks
- Breaking Twig by Deborah Epperson
The Sixth Sense by Lawrence Gold
- Burnt Offerings by Michael Lister
The Cut-Out by Jon King
Bad Call: A Psychological Thriller by James Harper
The Man Who Built Boxes and Other Stories by Frank Tavares
Outrunning Josephine Finch by Kristine McCord
- Hallowed by Bryant Delafosse
- She Pulls off the Interstate by Eugene Ahn
- People in the Walls by T. A. Crossbarn
I am Flying: A Novelette by James F. Ross
Hide and Seek by P. S. Brown
The Royals by Kitty Kelley
Ancient Egypt: Kingdom of the Pharaohs by Parragon Publishing
History's Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them: Illustrated Edition by Stephen Weir
- Saving Ben by Ashley H. Farley
- The Card Counter by James Kipling

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- Jack and Jill by James Patterson
- The Taker by Alma Katsu
- Retribution by Jilliane Hoffman
- A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel by Scott Spencer
- The After House by Michael Phillip Cash
- Blood Beast by Don D'Ammassa
- Ben by Gilbert A. Ralston
- Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark by Tilly Bagshawe
- Reader's Digest Condensed Books Volume 1 1958: The Green Helmet/Dunbar's Cave/The Twentieth Maine/Life at Happy Knoll/The Horsecatcher/Sharks and Little Fish by Jon Cleary, John J. Pullen, John P. Marquand, Mari Sandoz and Wolfgang Ott
- Edge of Glass by Catherine Gaskin
- Gone by Kit Craig
- Versions of the Truth by Richard Parrish
- Miami, It's Murder by Edna Buchanan
- The Attorney by Steve Martini
- The Great Potato Cookbook 250 Sensational Recipes for the World's Favorite Vegetable by The Editors of Reader's Digest
- A Crime of Honor by Giovanni Arpino
- Early From the Dance by David Payne
- The Moonflower Vine: A Novel by Jetta Carleton
- Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon
- Daddy's Girl: The Campbell Murder Case by Clifford Irving
- Ellery Queen's Memorable Characters: Anthology #50 by Ellery Queen
- Defending the Truth by Richard Parrish
- This Gun For Hire by Graham Greene
Classic Mysteries: A Collection of Mind-Bending Masterpieces by Molly Cooper
- Practical Healthy Eating by P3 Publishing
The Book of Books: An Eclectic Collection of Reading Recommendations, Quirky Lists, and Fun Facts about Books by Les Krantz and Tim Knight
- Ghost Island by Jan O'Donnell Klaveness
- Practical Meat Dishes by P3 Publishing
- Torture Killers II: More True Accounts of the Most Vicious Murderers Ever Caught! by Rose Mandelsberg
- Gallows Lane by Brian MacGilloway
- A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
- The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition by Stephen King
- Crow Hollow by Dorothy Eden
- Grand Jury by Philip Friedman
- The Water Giver: The Story of a Mother, a Son, and Their Second Chance by Joan Ryan
- The Tenth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders
- Triptych by Karin Slaughter
- Who Killed my Daughter? by Lois Duncan
True Evil by Greg Iles
- Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
- We'll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark
- Winter Prey by John Sandford
The Sleeping Lady: The Trailside Murders Above the Golden Gate by Robert Graysmith
- No. 9 Belmont Square by Margaret Erskine
- Middle of Nowhere by Ridley Pearson
- Still Waters by Tami Hoag
- Duma Key by Stephen King
- Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
- Quicksand by Iris Johansen
- Shaman by Noah Gordon
- Blood Brothers: The Inside Story of the Menendez Murders by John Johnson and Ron Sobel 
- Final Appeal by Joanne Fluke
- The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
- The Daughters of Cain by Colin Dexter
- No Witnesses by Ridley Pearson
- Play Dirty by Sandra Brown
- Post-Mortem by Patricia Cornwell
- Mercy by Julie Garwood
- High Noon by Nora Roberts
- Till we Meet Again by Judith Krantz
- From the Corner of His Eye by Dean R. Koontz
- Double Cross by James Patterson
- Envy by Sandra Brown
- Faithless by Karin Slaughter
- 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 
Never Let Them See You Cry: More From Miami, America's Hottest Beat by Edna Buchanan
- Dreamthorp by Chet Williamson
- The LeBaron Secret by Stephen Birmingham
- The Glass Virgin by Catherine Cookson
- Aspen Gold by Janet Dailey
- Final Scream by Lisa Jackson
- Diana: Story of a Princess by Tim Clayton and Phil Craig
- Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
- Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
- Left to Die by Lisa Jackson
- Requiem: Diana, Princess of Wales 1961-1997 - Memories and Tributes by Brian MacArthur
- Cold Dawn by Carla Neggers
The Bodyguard's Story: Diana, the Crash, and the Sole Survivor by Trevor Rees-Jones and Moira Johnston
- Montana Sky by Nora Roberts
- River's End by Nora Roberts
- Most Likely to Die by Beverly Barton, Wendy Corsi Staub and Lisa Jackson
- The Wheat Field by Steve Thayer
- Blood in the Water: An Alice Rice Mystery by Gillian Galbraith
- Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion by Michael Phillip Cash
- The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice
- House of Smoke by J. F. Freedman
- Requiem For a Glass Heart by David L. Lindsey
- Pretend You Don't See Her by Mary Higgins Clark
- Move to Strike by Perri O'Shaughnessy
- Motion to Suppress by Perri O'Shaughnessy
- Hush by Nancy Bush
- Dark Summer by Iris Johansen
- Crows' Parliament by Jack Curtis
- The Beauty of Friendship by Kahlil Gibran
- What Matters Most: A Novel by Luanne Rice
- Cold as Ice by Anne Stuart
- The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
- At Risk by Patricia Cornwell
- The Chamber by John Grisham
- The Forgotten by Faye Kellerman
- The Switch by Sandra Brown
- Material Witness by Robert K. Tannenbaum
- Justice Denied by Robert K. Tannenbaum
- Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
- Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
- Silent Victim by C. E. Lawrence
- The House of Conflict by Iris Bromige
- Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice
- Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark 
- The Ambush Murders by Ben Bradlee
- Dark Lady by Richard North Patterson
- Mitigating Circumstances by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
- The Murder Book by Jonathan Kellerman
- While my Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark
- The Night Crew by John Sandford
- I'll be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark
- The Search by Iris Johansen
- When Satan Wore A Cross: The Shocking True Story of a Killer Priest by Fred Rosen
- The Heresy of Dr. Dee by Phil Rickman
- Sights Unseen by Kaye Gibbons
- The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine
- The End of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
- The Forbidden Zone by Whitley Strieber
- Family Pictures by Sue Miller
Just Ask the Universe: A No-Nonsense Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams by Michael Samuels
- Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
- A Patchwork Planet: A Novel by Anne Tyler
- Watcher in the Dark by Beverly Hastings
- Kiss and Kill by Karen Young
- The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
- 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
- Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge
- My Name is Mary Sutter: A Novel by Robin Oliveira
- Time Bomb by Jonathan Kellerman
- A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
- Copy Kat by Karen Kijewski
- The Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon
- Degree of Guilt by Richard North Patterson
- Hide and Seek by James Patterson
- The Clinic by Jonathan Kellerman
- Heat by Arthur Herzog
- The Summons by John Grisham
- The Rainmaker by John Grisham
- The Chamber by John Grisham
- A Case of Need by Michael Crichton
- Fairoaks by Frank Yerby
- The Wild by Whitley Strieber
- Up Island by Anne Rivers Siddons
- Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon
- Capital Crimes by Lawrence Sanders
- The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon
- The Day of the Storm by Rosamunde Pilcher
- Katie: The Real Story by Edward Klein
- When the Wind Blows by John Saul
- Cry For the Strangers by John Saul
- Hellfire by John Saul 
- Comes the Blind Fury by John Saul
- The Man Who Died Twice by Lois Paxton
- The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash
- Magic by William Goldman
Christmas Cross-Stitch by Better Homes and Gardens 

More Natural Cures Revealed: Previously Censored Brand Name Products That Cure Disease by Kevin Trudeau
- Sleepwalk by John Saul
- Black Lightning by John Saul
Watson's Apology: A Novel by Beryl Bainbridge

Spirit Lost: A Ghost Novel by Nancy Thayer
The Select by F. Paul Wilson
The Visitor by Jere Cunningham
Thinner by Stephen King
The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum
- Custody: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
- The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
- Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe
Dead by Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer? by Ann Rule
- The Guardian by Jeffrey Konvitz
- Family Affairs by Andy Hoffman
- Mistress of Falconhurst by Lance Horner
- The Vines of Yarrabee by Dorothy Eden
- Whispers by Belva Plain
- Random Winds by Belva Plain
- Morning Glory by Lavyrle Spencer
- Our Game by John Le Carre
Needlepoint For Everyone by Mary Picken and Doris White
- Three-Dimensional Needlepoint by Gale Litvak
Home Decorating With Needlecrafts by Linda Lee Lindgren
- Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
So, Now You Know: A Compendium of Completely Useless Information by Harry Bright
- Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash (2 copies)
- The Hanging Tree: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash (2 copies)
- The Love Killers by Jackie Collins
- A Tangled Web: A Novel by Judith Michael
- Complete Guide to Creative Needlepoint by Jo Bucher
- The Captain No Beard Series by Carole P. Roman
- The If You Were Me and Lived In...Series by Carole P. Roman 
- I Want to do Yoga Too by Carole P. Roman
- Shooting at Loons by Margaret Maron
- The Miracle at St. Bruno's by Philippa Carr
- Afterage by Yvonne Navarro
- A Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler
- If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler
- James Connolly: 'A Full Life' by Donal Nevin
- Cruel Doubt by Joe McGinniss
- The Red Scream: A Novel of Suspense by Mary Willis Walker
- Disobedience by Jane Hamilton
Put Yer Rosary Beads Away Ma: A Salty Tale of a Young Man's Musical Dreams and Struggles in 1970's Ireland by Cahal Dunne (4 copies)
- Time is a River: A Novel by Mary Alice Monroe
Paige by Paige: A Year of Trading Spaces by Paige Davis
 

To Turn the Tide by John F. Kennedy
The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh
The Hope: A Novel by Herman Wouk
The Firm by John Grisham
Lost Souls by Michael Collins
- The Affair: A Novel by Alicia Clifford 

In the Presence of Enemies by William Jeremiah Coughlin
Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau
- City of Bones by Michael Connelly
- Wifey by Judy Blume
- The Right Hand of Evil by John Saul
The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It by David Niven, Ph.D.
- Claudine's Daughter by Rosalind Laker
- Heritage of the River by Muriel Elwood
- Breach of Duty by J. A. Jance
- A Matter of Honour by Jeffrey Archer
- Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones
- The Perfect Summer by Luanne Rice
- Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
- Belonging: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
- Returning: A Spiritual Journey by Dan Wakefield
English, Welsh, and Scottish Country Inns and Castle Hotels: A Travel Guide to Britain, Including 10 Itineraries and Descriptions of Over 100 Atmospheric Hotels by Karen Brown
- "They Always Call us Ladies": Stories From Prison by Jean Harris 

- The Summer I Dared: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky  
- Personal Injuries by Scott Turow
- Family Album by Danielle Steel
- Iceberg by Clive Cussler
204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber
The Decline and Fall of the House of Windsor by Donald Spoto
Burnt Mountain: A Novel by Anne Rivers Siddons
December by Phil Rickman
- Charisma by Orania Papazoglou
Chicken Soup For the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
The Richest Season by Maryann McFadden
Blood Test by Jonathan Kellerman
- The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

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

Books Read: 125

Pages Read: 36,162
Grade Range: A+! to B!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2014! 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