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What are the 10 best books you've read this year? Mine in no particular order are:
Mustang Wild - Stacey Kayne
The Irish Devil - Donna Fletcher
Pleasures of the Night - Sylvia Day
Next to Die - Marliss Melton
Dark Deeds at Nights Edge - Kresley Cole
The Darkest Pleasure - Gena Showalter
The Devil Wears Tartan - Karen Ranney
From a Distance - Tamera Alexander
Last Wolf Hunting - Ryhannon Byrd
My Dearest Enemy - Connie Brockway
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Oh no a dangerous thread, since my wish and reminder lists are already too big :). I'm limiting myself to what would very very roughly be categorized as romance and paranormals. If I have to include thrillers and fantasy and nonfiction I'll never be able to decide. In no particular order,my favorites from this year's reading are:
Dark Desires After Dusk Kresley Cole
Alpha and Omega Patricia Briggs
To Taste Temptation Elizabeth Hoyt
Not Quite a Lady Loretta Chase
The Outlaw Demon Wails Kim Harrison
King of Sword and Sky C.L. Wilson
Swallowing Darkness LKH
No Humans Involved Kelley Armstrong
Twilight (and the next two in the series- pointedly omiltting Breaking Dawn)- Stephanie Myer
Grave Sight Charlaine Harris
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Here are mine (in no particular order), with a couple of runner's up:
Midnight Man - this was the first book I'd read by this author and it's still my favorite.
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The Stolen Princess by Anne Gracie
Caine's Reckoning by Sarah McCarty
Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Darkest NIght by Gena Showalter
Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian
NightKeepers by Jessica Andersen
Wild Card by Lora Leigh
Flat Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
Mine in no particular order:
Witch Blood by Anya Bast
Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh
No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole (Book 2 of the Immortals after Dark Series)
Promises Prevail by Sarah McCarty
Hidden Agendas by Lora Leigh
England's Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch
The Assignment by Evangeline Anderson (my first m/m book)
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
Virgin River by Robyn Carr
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I have more than ten, but here are ten I can immediately call to mind:
Wow! What difficult choices to make! I read a lot of great books this year. All of the books I chose kept me thinking about them long after I read them, and some made me put them on my keeper shelf! This is what I came up with--in no particular order:
Shattered Rainbows Mary Jo Putney
Ain't She Sweet? Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Wicked Lovely Melissa Marr
Sugar Daddy Lisa Kleypas
Mustang Wild Stacey Kane
The Bride Thief Jacquie D'Alessandro
The Virgin River series Robyn Carr--I know, I know, that's more than one but they're all soooo good!
Twisted Creek Jodi Thomas
Sleeping with the Fishes Mary Janice Davidson--I love the whole series.
In no particular order:
Show And Tell Jasmine Haynes
Storm Born Richelle Mead
Wicked Game Jeri Smith-Ready
These others are from authors that I glommed a whole stack of their books and they were almost all so good that it was very painful to pick just one from each group. But yeah for finding so many good ones this year!!
Vigin River Christmas Robyn Carr
Iron Kissed Patricia Briggs
The Last Hellion Loretta Chase
All Through The Night Connie Brockway
An Ice Cold Grave Shakespeare's Christmas (just couldn't get it down to one) Charlaine Harris
Cyborg Nation Kaitlyn O'Connor
All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
edited to correct spelling and give honorable mention to England's Perfect Hero Suzanne Enoch, how could I have forgotten that one
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I wish I could list them, but I mainly remember the bad ones. I must be a pessimist!
I know I enjoyed the Virgin River series and particularly liked the Christmas one.
I loved Wild at Heart.
Delicious was one of my favs.
Blue-Eyed Devil affected me emotionally somehow.
Interestingly, I read Lord of Scoundrels for a second time and wasn't as impressed. I think I liked Mr. Impossible better.
And for my last edit, I have to add My Beloved by Karen Ranney. I had to go through my transaction archive to find books.
That is about all I can remember. :-)
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What a great idea - like I need even MORE books to add to my WL/RL????? lol
Here are mine:
Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed #2) - Lara Adrian
Claiming the Courtesan - Anna Campbell
Trial By Fire - Jo Davis
Outlander (I know... took me a while to discover this...lol) - Diana Gabaldon
The Price of Desire - Jo Goodman
Death Angel - Linda Howard
Blue Eyed Devil - Lisa Kleypas
The Warrior - Kinley MacGregor
Out of Control - Shannon McKenna
Kiss of the Highlander - Karen Marie Moning
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this is impossible! I've discovered a lot of new to me authors t his year and I like the entire series of some! I'll try to narrow it down though...
Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers - one of the most emotional books I've ever read
Fangs for the Memories - Kathy Love (liked the whole series of 4 books)
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire -Kerrelyn Sparks - loved the whole series of 5(so far)books, The Undead Next Door was close
Morning Comes Softly - Debbie Macomber
Sealed with a Kiss- Mary Margaret Daughtridge
Promises Linger - Sarah McCarty
Charming the Prince - Medeiros
The Seduction of His Wife - actually liked all the Janet Chapman books I've read this year
Marianne Stillngs - no way I can pick a favorite here though Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evie, Satisfaciton, Damsel in this dress are about tied...
Jodi Thomas - tossup between Texas Rain and Tall, Dark, and Texan though I'm leaing towards the first one slightly more..
ETA dammit I forgot robyn carr's entire virgin river series, accidental werewolf, and for the love of pete...darn it those are about equal for one reason or another...this is stressful..gonna go post in the 10 worst books thread - it's easier to find bad ones out of this year's reads...
gosh I feel like I'm breaking out in a sweat LOL!
I've had a LOT of good-great reads this year and discovered a lot of light paranormal and historical that I've enjoyed as well as many new authors that I've glommed and actually read instead of letting sit in mt tbr...
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I just discover Catherine Anderson and like quite a few of her books
1/ Phantom Waltz - Catherine Anderson
2/ My Sunshine - Catherine Anderson
3/ Seventh Heaven - Catherine Anderson
4/ The Man Must Marry - Janet Chapman
5/ Blood Brothers - Nora Roberts
6/ Twenty Wishes - Debbie Macomber
7/ Flamingo Diner - Sherryl Woods
8/ Summer By The Sea - Susan Wiggs and I also her Lakeside series
9/ The Wedding Challenge - Candance Camp
10/ Blue-Eyed Devil - Lisa Kleypas - I know some ppl don't like this book but it touches me.
I could list more but 10 is all I am allowed :)
I read a lot of great books this year, many of which had romantic elements even if they weren't straight romance:
Here are mine in no particular order (and I'm cheating a little):
I can't believe I totally forgot Beau Crusoe. I probably liked it a little better than Spymaster's Lady. Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne was also an amazing book. I've read so many good ones this year, it's hard to pick just 10 and call them the best of the best.
Jean wrote: I hated No Rest for the WIcked - it would have to be one of my worst reads for the year. (mostly due to Kaderin - I can't stand her).
I agree with you, that was the worst book of the series. I am glad I read the rest though.
Favorites of the Year......here's 10 in no particular orderr.
Death Row: The Trilogy by Jaid Black
Tanner's Scheme by Lora Leigh
I just got my list together. No particular order.
The Windflower by Laura London (I know, I know , some of you don't like this one. But, in my defense, I have only been reading romance for about 2 1/2 years. So, I haven't read many old school romance and I really liked this one.)
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (LOVE HER BOOKS)
Commanche Moon by Catherine Anderson (another old school)
Cheyenne Amber by Catherine Anderson (and yet another old school, I see a pattern forming)
The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne
The Wind and the Sea by Marsha Canham (LOVE HER BOOKS)
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
Surrender by Pamela Clare
Parting Gifts by Lorranine Heath
Virgin River by Robyn Carr
Here's mine although they all aren't Romance/Paranormal and I am moving so I can't look at all my books.
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. Black Jewels Trilogy (3 books I know) by Anne Bishop
3. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
4. Riding Lesson by Sara Gruen
5. Stolen by Kelly Armstrong
6. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
7. Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole
8. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
9. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
10. One with the Night by Susan Squires
here are my favs, waaaaaaaaaay over 10, but i can't pick only 10 out of 200 lol
Here are mine in no particular order:
The Price of Desire by Jo Goodman
The Compass Club series by Jo Goodman
the first 3 books of Pamela Clare's I-Team series(there's at least 1 more coming) Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence & Unlawful Contact
A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr
Tribute by Nora Roberts
Creation In Death by J.D. Robb
Freefall JoAnn Ross