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Subject: It's June - What are you reading?
Date Posted: 6/1/2010 12:20 AM ET
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My June reading list: 

Finished -

  1. "HEARTS DIVIDED"  "5-B Poppy Lane" by Debbie Macomber (A) All her life, Ruth Shelton has loved visiting her grandmother in Cedar Cove, Washington. Now Ruth comes to ask advice about her own romance with a soldier - and discovers a secret in her grandmther's past. "The Apple Orchard" by Katherine Stone (B) Clara MacKenzie's granddaughter Elizabeth arrives at Clara's Oregon farm needing comfort. That's exactly what Clara offers - and so does a childhood friend named Nick Lawton. But Nick wants to offer Elizabeth more than comfort. More than friendship. "Liberty Hall" by Lois Faye Dyer (A) When Professor Chloe Abbott finds herself caught up in a troublesome mystery, she turns to her grandmother. She needs Winifred's expertise as a wartime code breaker. She doesn't need suggestions about her love life - all of which involve former-marine Jake Morrissey!
  2. "CHANCE MEETING" by Laura Moore (A++) Growing up trapped by her father's wealth, awkward Ty Stannard found freedom on horseback. A talented equestrian, she yearned to ride as well as her idol, champion Steve Sheppard. Worshiping the handsome Kentuckian, she treasures the lucky medallion he gives her the day they happen to meet. But then a nasty fall changes everything, and Ty is forced to leave her dreams behind. Now a beautiful woman, determined to live life on her own terms, Ty learns that Steve stands on the brink of ruin. Moved by memories of his kindness to her, she offers him financial backing, but Steve perceives only a selfish socialite amusing herself at his expense. In a daring move, he challenges Ty to be not only a financial partner - but a full-time farmhand as well, expecting she'll tire of the hardships of a working stable. To Steve's surprise, Ty takes up his challenge. As they rebuild Southwind, Steve's beloved stable they find unexpected strength and comfort in each other - and a passion neither can deny. But their fragile love will be tested by not only those who seek to destroy what they have built, but also the insecurities and doubts that shadow their own very vulnerable hearts.
  3. "ONLY HIS" by Elizabeth Lowell (Only #1) (A+) With a team of prize Arabian horses, Willow Moran leaves her Civil War ravaged home, hoping to join her brother in the Colorado Rockies - entrusting her fate to a dangerous gunfighter who is torn by twin passions for revenge and a woman's tender touch. As wild as the uncivilized land he loves, Caleb Black guides the gently reared Willow with revenge in his heart - challenged at every turn by the spirited southern lady who has become a fever in his blood...and who awakens within him a need so fierce he must possess her at any cost.
  4. "LUCKY MAN" by Michael J. Fox (A++) (abridged Audio CD) In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease - a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. The world wide response was staggering. Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis, and by the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself. With the same passion, humor and energy that he has invested in his dozens of performances over the last eighteen years, he tells the story of his life, his career and his campaign to find a cure for Parkinson's.
  5. "SEALED WITH A KISS" by Carly Phillips (Ty and Hunter #2) (A) On the outside, Molly Gifford has it all - a hot legal career and Daniel Hunter, her equally hot boyfriend. But what she really wants is a family. So when she discovers her real father, she doesn't hesitate to pack her bags. Even though it means leaving her old life behind. A year later Daniel Hunter is still trying to get on with his life. Then Molly shows up at his door, begging for help. Her newfound father is under arrest for murder, and she's convinced Hunter is the only attorney with the skill and reputation to get him off. Hunter can't resist helping an innocent man. But this time he'll be the one walking away - even if it breaks both their hearts to do it.
  6. "SHADOWS OF YESTERDAY" by Sandra Brown (unabridged Audio CD) (B) Leigh...she was terrifyingly alone on a Texas highway about to deliver her first child when a rugged stranger in a pickup truck stopped to help her. Leigh Bransom had lost her husband eight months before when he was tragically killed on the job. Now a fateful meeting on a lonesome highway brought a new man into her life - one with secrets and the power to make her lonely once again. Chad...a man who pursued a dangerous business. Chad Dillon kept his past a mystery. He was determined to make Leigh care for him, but there were no guarantees that his love could protect her from the very thing she feared most.
  7. "UNDER THE COLOR OF LAW" by Michael McGarrity (Kevin Kerney #6) (A++) Newly installed Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney receives a deadly welcome when Phyllis Terrell, a U.S. ambassador's wife, is brutally stabbed to death in her home. Before Kerney can even investigate, an FBI antiterrorism team takes over the case - forcing Kerney to watch from the sidelines as the crime scene is sanitized, potential witnesses disappear, and the case is closed with trumped-up evidence. After refusing to accept the FBI's whitewash, Kerney is warned, threatened, and put under surveillance - because there is something much more sinister than one murder on the line. And the harder he hunts for the truth, the more he knows that he may not survive the chase.
  8. "ON THE DOORSTEP" by Dana Corbit (Love Inspired - Tiny Blessings #3) (B) To: Meg, Rachel, Anne From: Pilar Re: My exciting day - Hola, Amigas! You'll never guess what I found on my way to work today...a baby! His name is Gabriel, and he is certainly heaven-sent. And so is Zach Fletcher, the dedicated detective assigned to find the mother. This is the first time we've spoken, even though we attend the same church. I'm torn. I want the girl to be found but I also want to keep Gabriel for myself - my biological clock has been ticking like crazy! And I've been fantasizing about Zach rounding out my dream family.
  9. "SOFT FOCUS" by Jayne Ann Krentz (unabridged Audio Cassette) (A) With millions at stake, trust can turn to betrayal in the blink of an eye. Elizabeth Cabot is all business. She knows how to maximize her investments and can cut her losses - in both her career and her personal life. So when she discovers that Jack Fairfax has deceived her, she's determined to end their relationship. Putting a stop to their budding romance is easy, but breaking up their business deal will be more difficult. Despite all her efforts, she has no luck disentangling herself from Jack's client company, Excalibur. But the situation becomes even more strained when a lethal act of sabotage threatens to put both their companies out of business for good. Elizabeth is no fool. If she can help Jack save Excalibur, she'll recoup her substantial investment plus millions in profits. Putting her emotions aside, she insists on helping him search for the scientist who's disappeared with a valuable new crystal that could revolutionize their high-tech industry. She'll go in, solve the problem, and get out. The trail leads Elizabeth and Jack to a fringe film festival, but their goal is as elusive as the shadowy black-and-white images from the classic noir films. Life starts to imitate art, and double-dealing seems to be the name of the game. For these business adversaries turned reluctant partners, keeping an eye on each other - and the lid on their sizzling attraction - seems the only insurance against further treachery.
  10. "ALL THOSE YEARS AGO" by Emilie Richards (A+) Teenage Meredith Robbins experienced despair at the tragic loss of a special friend, then borne the anguish of having to give up their child. Now, years later, she painstakingly avoided emotional entanglements - until Garrett Quinn's warmth and sincerity challenged her to become a woman, awakening her to the need to see her child, just once. But if she faced the past, would she lose Garrett - and the future?
  11. "DEEP DISH" by Mary Kay Andrews (abridged Audio CD) (A) Chef extraordinaire Gina Foxton doesn't expect anything to be handed to her on a platter. After years of hard work, she's now the host of her own local Georgia public television show called Fresh Start, and she's dating the show's producer. But when her show gets canceled - and she hears about her boyfriend being in flagrante delicto with the boss's wife - Gina realizes that she's meant for bigger and better things. The Cooking Channel is looking for its next big star, and Gina is certain that she fitsw the bill. Trouble is, the execs also have their eye on Tate Moody, the star of a hunting, fishing, and cooking show called Vittles. Little does Gina know, though, that she and Tate are soon to embark on the cook-off of their lives, spiced up by a little ingredient called love.
  12. "THE FACE OF DECEPTION" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan #1) (A++) An unidentified skull...a trail of terrifying secrets...and a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth. As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. With her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accept work from billionaire JOhn ZLogan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct - a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that the truth goes to the grave...even if Eve gets buried with it.
  13. "SULLIVAN'S ISLAND" by Dorothea Benton Frank (A Lowcountry Tale) (abridged Audio Cassette) (A++) Born and raised in idyllic Sullivan's Island, Susan Hayes navigated through her turbulent childhood with humor, spunk, and characteristic Southern sass.But years later, she is a conflicted woman with an unfaithful husband, a sometimes resentful teenage daughter, and a heart that aches with painful, poignant memories. And as Susan faces her uncertain future, she realizes that she must go back to her past. To the beachfront house where her sister welcomes her with open arms. To a place haunted by long-held secrets and devastating betrayals. To the one place she can truly call home.
  14. "AMBER BEACH" by Elizabeth Lowell (Donovans #1) (unabridged Audible) (A) Donovan International is a power to be reckoned with in the dazzling and cutthroat worldwide gem trade and is therefore a target for the murderous green of unscrupulous competitors. Though a shrewd business woman, Honor Donovan has been effectively shut out of the dangerous family enterprise by the Donovan males until her favorite brother, Kyle, mysteriously vanishes along with a fortune in stolen amber. Now, linking up with "fishing guide" Jake Mallory whose prevfious association with the Donovans has bred mistrust and suspicion Honor sets out for the Pacific Northwest in search of answers. But old wars and new politics have lured ruthless, high-stakes players from around the globe into a deadly game. And suddenly, elsive trust can be the only salvation and death the penalty for deceit - if Honor and Jake hope to survive the perilous intrigues surrounding a breathtaking lost Czarist treasure known as the Amber Room.
  15. "NIGHT MAGIC" by Karen Robards (A) Romance writer Clara Winston pens sizzling novels that always star the kind of guy she hopes to meet. At night, with only her cat, Puff, for company, Clara wonders if she will ever find a real man who can meaure up to her dreams. Then hard reality suddenly shatters her world. Vicious criminals break into her home, and she's forced to put her safety in the hands of a total stranger, someone as handsome and exciting as her fictional heroes. Jack McClain is a CIA agent who's running from a deadly enemy...and forced to take Clara - and Puff - with him. Now Jack and Clara must uncover the truth behind a lethal international conspiracy. As she finds herself drawn to the mysterious Jack, can Clara really trust him with her life...and her heart?
  16. "THE BLACKSHEEP PRINCE'S BRIDE" by Martha Shields (Royally Wed #10) (A) A devoted member of Edenbourg's royal household, lady-in-waiting Rowena Wilde was determined to obtain answers regarding the king's disappearance - starting by playing nanny to the prime suspect's son. Yet the harder she tried to prove Jake Stanbury's guilt, the more she found herself defending his innocence. But when Jake proposed a marriage of convenience to retain custody of his son, could Rowena accept a temporary union when her heart begged him to give her forever?
  17. "WASHINGTON: FOR MIKE'S SAKE" by Janet Dailey (Americana #47) (A) "I don't care why you came back." Maggie's eyes flashed angrily as she added, "You're the father of my son - but that's all. I divorced you five years ago because I wanted you out of my life. I don't want you now!" It was a lie. The divorce hadn't stopped Maggie from loving Wade. Only pride kept her from admitting it. And pride made her contain her curiosity about Wade's return. He'd said he merely wanted to visit their son, MIke. But Maggie secretly feared there was something more.
  18. "THE COLOR OF DEATH" by Elizabeth Lowell (unabridged Audio CD) (A) It is the opportunity of a lifetime for Kate Chandler, the chance to cut seven rare, priceless sapphires and solidify her reputation as a world-class jewel cutter. But something goes tragically wrong during the transfer of goods. The sapphires vanish without a trace. Missing also is the man Kate trusted to transport the gems, her half-brother Lee, who now quite possibly is dead. Suddenly, she is on the run, pursued by federal agents who suspect her of being the criminal mastermind of a cunning bait-and-switch scheme. Special Agent Sam Groves, an essential member of the FBI's strike force, could never be scammed by a beautiful confidence woman. But something is troubling about this assignment: someone else is chasing Kate Chandler as well. Kate suspects the awful truth: she has stumbled into a conspiracy that goes far beyond a simple jewel heist. Getting Groves, her constant shadow, to believe her is a step in the right direction - because the order has already been passed down to a ruthlessly efficient assassin: Kate Chandler must not be allowed to live.
  19. "PLANTATION" by Dorothea Benton Frank (A Lowcountry Tale) (abridged Audio Cassette) (A++) When Caroline Wimbley Levine learns that her mother, Miss Lavinia, has supposedly gone mad, she leaves the big city bustle of Manhattan and returns to Tall Pines Plantation. Caroline originally left Tall Pines to escape her feisty, eccentric mother and her drunken brother, Trip, but when Miss Lavinia dies, Caroline is forced to come to terms with her familys troubled history as well as her failing relationship with her husband. As Caroline reminisces about her past rebelliousness and her childhood, she realizes that her father's sudden and tragic death many years before served as a catalyst for the family's disintegration. Caroline and Trip also learn that their seemingly selfish and self-assure3d mother was not so uncaring after all.
  20. "THE KILLING FLOOR" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #1) (A++) Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Jack knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't swtand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell. (Ex-MP Jack Reacher goes into action to find his brother's killers, after a series of brutal crimes terrorizes tiny Margrave, Georgia, only to uncover the dark and deadly conspiracy concealed behind the town's peaceful facade.)
  21. "HEAT WAVE" by Jill Marie Landis (Twilight Cove #2) (A+) After private investigator Kat Vargas's dream life with her first love was shattered by tragedy, she swore never to get too close to anyone again. But when Ty Chandler shows up at her door, she is moved by his stubbornness and sincerity - not to mention his killer smile - and takes his case.Chandler is desperate to locate a child he fathered nineteen years ago. Although he's no stranger to heartache, he is drawn to the vibrantly alluring P.I. Their search leads them not only to Ty's troubled daughter but into each other's arms. While Kat courageously works to help Ty reunite his family, she's terrified of confronting a painful secret of her own - one that may cost her the love of the only man capable of tearing down the walls she's built around her heart.
  22. "HEARTBREAK HOTEL" by Jill Marie Landis (Twilight Cove #3) (A+) A supportive wife and mother, Tracy Potter has always maintained a perfect home. But after her husband's sudden death, she learns that all she believed in - from their wealth to their marriage - was a perfect life. Forced to start over, Tracy vows to believe in no one but herself and puts her energy into resurrecting the long-abandoned ocean-side Heartbreak Hotel. When the mysterious loner Wade MacAllister checks in, Tracy finds herself attracted to the handsome stranger whose eyes mirror her own disillusionment. But Wade hides a shocking past, and by the time Tracy discovers his true identity, there's much more at stake. She is forced to risk another broken heart, learn to trust again, and fight to make Wade believe in love.
  23. "LOST & FOUND" by Jayne Ann Krentz (abridged Audio CD) (A) Cady Briggs is very useful to Mack Easton - her expertise in art and antiques helps his shadowy, low-profile company, Lost & Found, find missing treasures for high-paying clients. But, as Cady's beloved Aunt Vesta warns her, being useful to a client is one thing - being used is another. Still, Cady finds it hard to resist the magnetic pull Mack exerts, an attraction she felt from the first time she heard his voice on the phone. And as their work together puts them in an explosive situation, Cady wonders just how much she'd risk for the thrill of being with this man. When Aunt Vesta dies suddenly, and strange developments affect her family's prestigious gallery, Cady must turn to a man she isn't sure she can trust. And instead of tracking down missing masterpieces, they'll be hunting down a killer.
  24. "THE FIXER UPPER" by Mary Kay Andrews (A) After her boss in a high-powered Washington public relations firm is caught in a political scasndal, fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left almost broke, unemployed and homeless. Out of options, she reluctantly accepts her father's offer to help refurbish Birdsong, the old family place he recently inherited in Guthrie, Georgia. All it will take, he tells her, is a little paint and some TLC to turn the fading Victorian mansion into a real-estate cash cow. But, oh, is Dempsey in for a surprise when she arrives in Guthrie. "Bird Droppings" would more aptly describe the moldering Pepto Bismol-pink dump with duct-taped windows and a driveway full of junk. There's also a murderously grumpy old lady, one of Dempsey's distant relations, who has claimed squatter's rights and isn't moving out. Ever. Furthermore, everyone in Gutherie seems to know Dempsey's business, from a smooth-talking real-estate agent to a cute lawyer who owns the local newspaper. It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the pesky FBI agents who show up on Dempsey's doorstep, hoping to pry information about her ex-boss from her. All Dempsey can do is roll up her sleeves and get to work. And before long, what started as a job of necessity somehow becomes a labor of love and, ultimately, a journey that takes her to a place she never expected - back home again.
  25. "LOST & FOUND" by Jacqueline Sheehan (A) Rocky's husband Bob was just 42 when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor and Rocky's world changed forever. Quitting her job, chopping off all her hair, she leaves Massachusetts - reinventing her past and taking a job as Animal Control Warden on Peak's Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Maine and a million miles away from everything she's lost. She leaves her career as a psychologist behind, only to find friendship with a woman whose brain misfires in the most wonderful way and a young girl who is trying to disappear. Rocky, a quirky and fallible character, discovers the healing process to be agonizingly slow. And then she meets Lloyd. A large black Labrador retriever, Lloyd enters Rocky's world with a primitive arrow sticking out of his shoulder. And so begins a remarkable friendship between a wounded woman and a wounded, lovable beast. As the unraveling mystery of Lloyd's accident and missing owner leads Rocky to an archery instrutor who draws her in even as she finds every reason to mistrust him, she discoversthe life-altering revelation that grief can be transformed and joy does exist in unexpected places.
  26. "PEARL COVE" by Elizabeth Lowell (Donovan's #3) (abridged Audio Cassette) (B+) It is desperation that inspires young widow Hannah McGarry to call Archer Donovan. As a silent partner in Pearl Cove, her late husband's pearl farm business, Donovan might be willing to help her...if the price is right. Hannah faces the mystery of her late husband's death, the prospect of bankruptcy and the disappearance of the Black Trinity, a necklace containing a three million dollar fortune in black pearls. Archer would rather forget he'd ever heard of Pearl Cove. It links him to memories of a life that taught him to trust no one but family.
  27. "AMAZING GRACIE" by Sherryl Woods (A) When Gracie MacDougal returns to Seagull Point, Virginia, seeking to reform her workaholic ways, she discovers more than relaxation. The picturesque town calls to her, as does the waterfront Victorian house she envisions as the perfect bed-and-breakfast. But one person stands between Gracie and her goal and he isn't budging. Southern charmer Kevin Daniels isn't interested in selling Gracie's dream house, but he's definitely interested in something else...her. Enticing the upright businesswoman into letting down her hair becomes his new mission in life, but beyond that? He already has way too many people depending on him, and has no intention of adding one more. Gracie's not looking for a home. Kevin's not looking for a wife. But sometimes even the best intentions can wind up going wonderfully awry.

Currently Reading -

  1. "Fire and Ice"  by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady #13 & J.P. Beaumont #19)
  2. "Eventide" by Cindy Martinusen
  3. "Harbor Lights" by Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores #3)

  Currently Listening To - 

  1. "Return to Sullivan's Island" by Dorothea Benton Frank (unabridged Audible)
  2. "Turning Angel" by Greg Iles  (abridged Audio CD)

To Be Read - Alphabetically by Author not reading order

  1. "Garden Spells" by Sarah Addison Allen (unabridged Audio CD)
  2. "Hissy Fit" by Mary Kay Andrews (abridged Audio CD)
  3. "Savannah Blues" by Mary Kay Andrews (Savannah #1) (unabridged Audio Cassette)
  4. "Breath of Scandal" by Sandra Brown
  5. "False Impressions" by Jeffery Archer (unabridged Audible)
  6. "The Crush" by Sandra Brown (abridged Audio CD)
  7. "Sarah - Women of Genesis" by Orson Scott Card
  8. "An Officer and a Princess" by Carla Cassidy (Royally Wed - The Stanbury Crown)
  9. "Running Blind" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #4)
  10. "Little Miss Matchmaker" by Dana Corbit (Love Inspired - Tiny Blessings Tale #4)
  11. "Washington - For Mike's Sake" by Janet Dailey
  12. "While My Sister Sleeps" by Barbara Delinsky (abridged Audio CD)
  13. "Holly" by Jude Deveraux
  14. "Wild Orchids"  by Jude Deveraux (Audio CD)
  15. "The Soldiers" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier - People of the Plains #3)
  16. "Almost a Bride" by Jane Feather (Almost #1)
  17. "Shadow Game" by Christine Feehan
  18. "Bull's Island" by Dorothea  Benton Frank (A Lowcountry Tale) (unabridged Audio CD)
  19. "A Week From Sunday" by Dorothy Garlock
  20. "Blood of the Prodigal" by P.L. Gaus (An Ohio Amish Mystery)
  21. "To the Brink" Cindy Gerard (The Bodyguards #3)
  22. "Missionary Daddy" by Linda Goodnight (Love Inspired - A Tiny Blessings Tale)
  23. "Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets" by Kate Irene Gosselin, Beth Ann Carson
  24. "The Dead Room" by Heather Graham
  25. "The Summons" by John Grisham (unabridged Audio CD)
  26. "Don't Look Back" Celeste Hamilton (Sonny's Girls #2)
  27. "Hannah's Dream" by Diane Hammond
  28. "Black Orchid" by Karen Harper
  29. "Memories of Megan" by Rita Herron
  30. "Heart of Gold" by Tami Hoag
  31. "Chill of Fear" by Kay Hooper (abridged Audio CD)
  32. "Turning Angel" by Greg Iles (Audio CD)
  33. "Until I Find You" by John Irving
  34. "The Friday Night Knitting Club"  by Kate Jacobs (Knitting Club #1)
  35. "Edge of Evil" by J.A. Jance (Alison Reynolds #1)
  36. "Hour of the Hunter" J.A. Jance (Brandon Walker #1)
  37. "Minor in Possession" by J.A. Jance (J.P Beaumont #8)
  38. "Web of Evil" by J.A. Jance (Alison Reynolds #2) (abridged Audio CD)
  39. "The McCaffertys: Matt" by Lisa Jackson (The McCaffertys #2)
  40. "Pandora's Daughter" by Iris Johansen (abridged Audio CD)
  41. "More Than Words" by Joan Johnston, Robyn Carr, Christina Skye, Rochelle Alers, Maureen Child (Volume #6) 
  42. "Just Beyond the Clouds" by Karen Kingsbury
  43. "A Shared Dream" by Jayne Ann Krentz
  44. "The Official Nora Roberts Companion" by Denise Little and Laura Hayden
  45. "The Prodigal" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #4)
  46. "The Sacrifice" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #3)
  47. "Jade Island" by Elizabeth Lowell (Donovans #2) (unabridged Audio Cassette)
  48. "Only Mine" by Elizabeth Lowell (Only #2)
  49. "The Secret Sister" by Elizabeth Lowell
  50. "Warrior" by Elizabeth Lowell (Mackenie/Blackthorn #5)
  51. "The Perfect Christmas" by Debbie Macomber
  52. "Irrestible" by Susan Mallery (Buchanans #2)
  53. "Sizzling" by Susan Mallery (Buchanans #3)
  54. "Sweet Talk" by Susan Mallery (Keyes Sisters #1)
  55. "Tempting" by Susan Mallery (Buchanans #4)
  56. "The Penalty Box"  by Deirdre Martin
  57. "Mother Warriors: Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds" by Jenny McCarthy
  58. "The Big Gamble" by Michael McGarrity (Kevin Kerney #7) (abridged Audio Cassette)
  59. "Time to Run" by Marliss Melton (Navy SEALS #3)
  60. "A Creed Country Christmas" by Linda Lael Miller
  61. "The McKettrick Way" by Linda Lael Miller (McKettrick Women #2)
  62. "Tate" by Linda Lael Miller (McKettricks of Texas #1)
  63. "Xanthe's Pyramid" by Ishbel Moore
  64. "Cape Perdido" by Marcia Muller (unabridged Audio Cassette) 
  65. "Desperado" by Diane Palmer
  66. "Family Honor" by Robert B. Parker (Sunny Randall #1) (unabridged Audio CD)
  67. "Cross Country" by James Patterson (Alex Cross #14)
  68. "A Man Named Dave" by David Pelzer
  69. "A Teenager's Journey" by Richard B. Peltzer
  70. "Cross My Heart" Carly Phillips (Ty and Hunter #1)
  71. "Second Glance" Jodi Picoult
  72. "Dog On It" by Spencer Quinn (A Chet and Bernie Mystery)
  73. "Merrick" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #7)
  74. "Stone Heart" by Luanne Rice
  75. "Obsesssion" by Karen Robards (unabridged Audio CD)
  76. "Big Jack" by J.D. Robb
  77. "From the Heart: Tonight and Always/A Matter of Choice/Endings and Beginnings" by Nora Roberts
  78. "Hot Rocks"  by Nora Roberts
  79. "Night Tales: Nightshade & Night Smoke" by Nora Roberts
  80. "Night Tales: Night Shield & Night Moves" by Nora Roberts
  81. "Savor the Moment" by Nora Roberts (Bride Quartet #3)
  82. "Western Skies: Song of the West/BoundaryLines" Nora Roberts
  83. "Christmas on Snowbird Mountain" by Fay Robinson
  84. "The Homecoming" by Maggie Shayne (Texas Brand #9)
  85. "One Day at a Time" by Danielle Steel (abridged Audio CD)
  86. "The Long Road Home" by Danielle Steel
  87. "Special Delivery" by Danielle Steel
  88. "Coming Home" by Mary Stewart (The Chesapeake Diaries #1)
  89. "The Hot Flash Club" by Nancy Thayer (Hot Flash Club #1)
  90. "Welcome to Harmony" by Jodi Thomas (Harmony #1)
  91. "Beneath the Texas Sky" by Jodi Thomas
  92. "Hard to Hold" by Stephanie Tyler
  93. "The Sweethearts' Knitting Club" by Lori Wilde
  94. "The Summer Hideaway" by Susan Wiggs (Lakeshore Chronicles #7)
  95. "Flowers on Main" by Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores #2)
  96. "After Tex" by Sherryl Woods
  97. "Christmas Homecoming" by Lenora Worth (Love Inspired - Davis Landing #6)

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I'm currently reading The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.  I'm loving it so far.  I can't get enough of her writing.

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  1. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  2. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  3. Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
  4. The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie
  5. The Way West by A.B. Guthrie

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Haven't finished anything yet, but that's not too surprising as June is just hours old. LOL

Current reads:

  • The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
  • In a Strange City by Laura Lippman (audio)
  • A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield
  • Small Sacrifice by Ellen Hart


Date Posted: 6/1/2010 8:18 AM ET
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Tammy W. (yak233)
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Currently Reading
  1. Run Before the Wind by Stuart Woods ( Will Lee # 2)
  2. The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor (Scott Harvath # 1)
  3. Every Dead Thing by John Connolly ( Charlie Parker # 1)
  4. Rules of Prey by John Sandford ( Lucas Davenport #1)


  1. Worst Case by James Patterson ( Michael Bennett #3)
  2. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum # 1)
  3. Two For The Dough by Janet Evanovich ( Stephanie Plum # 2) 
  4. Sprinkle With Murder by Jenn McKinlay
  5. The Burying Place by Brian Freeman ( Jonathan Stride #5)
  6.  Body of Evidence  by  Patricia Cornwell ( Kay Scarpetta #2)



  1. Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter ( Grant County #1)
  2. Dirty Little Lies by John Macken ( Ruben Maitland #1
  3. Hollywood Station by Joseph Wambaugh
  4. Split Second by David Baldacci (Maxwell & King #1)
  5. Fowl Prey by Mary Daheim ( Bed and Breakfast # 2)
  6. Fury by G.M. Ford ( Frank Corso #1)
  7. Night Sins by Tami Hoag( Deer Lake # 1)
  8. Caught by Harlan Coben
  9. Naked In Death  by JD Robb (Eve Dallas # 1)
  10. A Test of Wills by Charles Todd
  11. By Evil Means by Sandra West Powell
  12. China Lake by Meg Gardiner (Evan Delany #1)
  13. Black Hands by Belinda Bauer
  14. Deep Lie  by Stuart Woods ( Will Lee # 3)
  15. The Killing Floor  by Lee Child ( Jack Reacher #1 )
  16. In the Woods by Tana French  ( Rob Ryan & Cassie Maddox # 1)
  17. L.A. Outlaws by T Jefferson Parker ( Charlie Hood # 1)
  18. Under Cover Daylight  by James W Hall ( Thorn P.I. # 1)
  19. The Kill Clause by Gregg Hurwitz ( Tim Rackley # 1)
  20. Dead and Kicking by Wendy Roberts ( Ghost Dusters # 3)
  21. The Blade Itself  by Marcus Sakey
  22. Rising Phoenix by Kyle  Mills ( Mark Beamon # 1) 
  23. Swimsuit by James Patterson
  24. The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver




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June reading list.......not necessarily in this order!!  I'll be adding more later as time allows. 

Hey, Good Looking by Fern Michaels --- A sweet, feel-good story, typical Fern Michaels. Endearing characters coming to grips with death, family reconciliation and finding love, no matter what your age.

Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs

The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier- Chevalier's first novel.  I didn't like it as well as Girl With A Pearl Earring or even Falling Angels, later novels written by her. While she kept my interest with the historical parts of the novel, I tired of the modern day protagonist. I'm afraid Ella got on my nerves!!

Close Enough to Kill by Beverly Barton --- WOW!!!  A real page-turner, I stayed up until 3:30 am finishing this book. A tense , well-written plot, loved the 2 main characters.

Under the Knife by Tess Gerritsen

Low Country by Anne Rivers Siddons --- reading now

Dead Wrong by Mariah Stewart

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini -- reading now I'm about 1/3 of the way through this book and I've had to put it aside for now. Maybe I'll finish later, maybe not. With all the reviews I thought it must be a terrific book, but I find it terribly depressing and I can't get into it. So on to something I can enjoy.....

Black Friday by James Patterson --- James Patterson at his best. Tense, page-turning plot....you don't know the villian until the last few pages, and it's not who you thought it was!!

Invasion of Privacy by Perri O'Shaughnessy

Unspoken by Lisa Jackson--- waiting in the wings

Murdering Mr. Monti by Judith Viorst -- Very funny book, I loved the author's quirky humor, stereotypical Jewish mother, always trying to solve everyone's problems, and usually making a mess of it, but never learning...

Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille ---Really, really good book. DeMille knows how to keep you engrossed in the plot. Love John Corey anxious to read more of the books about him.

Hello Darkness by Sandra Brown

Well-Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George  --- I really like how Elizabeth George weaves several story lines together besides the main murder plot and doesn't get the reader lost or bogged down. Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers become real people along with Deborah & Simon Allcourt-St. James. Each succeeding novel fleshes out more of their lives.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Higgins Clark ---I really think Mary Higgins Clark is a very good mystery writer. Her books keep you turning the pages without a lot of the blood and gore that the more modern day writers use [not that I don't enjoy a little blood and gore on occasion]. But her books are well worth reading. I've got several more to read and have already read quite a few.

This Year Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy -- As always Maeve Binchy touches the heart with her stories. This is a small book filled with her [very] short stories about people and how they celebrate [or not] Christmas. Her books never fail to leave me both up-lifted and sad.

That Summer by Joan Wolf --- up next

The Edge by Dick Francis --- Dick Francis' books are always a great read. Tense plots and believable, likable main characters.  The good guy always wins in the end!

Silent Waters by Jan Coffey -- Tense, edge-of-your-seat plot. I could not put this down, started it last night and read today until I'd finished it. On a level with "The Hunt For Red October", one of my all-time favorite books!!

The Dead Room by Heather Graham

Killer Pancake by Diane Mott Davidson -- A continuation of the Goldy's Catering series. A quick, light read. Always fun.

Home Again by Kristin Hannah

New authors this month....   Jan Coffey,    Khaled Hossini,   Beverly Barton,   Joan Wolf,    Judith Viorst

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In a Far Country by Linda Holeman - Another page turner from one of my favorite authors.

The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri - A quick and easy read. I enjoyed it and look forward to her next book.

The Saffron  Gate by Linda Holeman - My least favorite of her books.

Dead Like You by Peter James - This is my least favorite of his books.

Shantaram (Audio) by Gregory David Roberts -  One of the best books I've ever read!

Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank - A disappointing effort from one of my favorites, IMHO.

Trust No One by Gregg Hurwitz - Really enjoyed this page turner.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen - Charming and magical. Will not disappoint fans of her earlier books.

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson - Pulled me in from the first page. Really enjoyed it.

Currently reading

Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

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I just started reading THE LACE READER by Brunonia Barry.   I thought it was more of a contemporary chic lit kind-of-a book....but it is turning into a very good mystery-thriller.

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I started Monkeewrench by PJ Tracy late yesterday afternoon.  Needless to say at 3 am this morning I finished it.  It was great, I loved the characters and the story.  I have already went on line at my local library and requested the next three books to read, can't wait to get started.  I had seen the book on PBS and read the reviews and when I saw it at a local used book store last week I picked it up, WOW I sure am glad that I did.  If someone is looking for a really good read I highly recommend this book, I hope the rest of the series is just as good!   

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  1. The Camel Club by David Baldacci
  2. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
  3. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
  4. Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
  5. Horns by Joe Hill
  6. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  7. Broken by Karin Slaughter


  1. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
  2. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  3. Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
  4. Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King
  5. The first War of Physics by Jim Baggott
  6. Desperation by Stephen King

Up Soon

  1. Blue Champagne by John Varley
  2. Broken by Karin Slaughter
  3. The Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett
  4. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
  5. Firestarter by Stephen King
  6. Different Seasons by Stephen King

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Reading The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Iles and The Adventures of Sally by P.G. Wodehouse

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Forest Mage (Robin Hobb)

Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll)

The Door in the Wall (Marguerite de Angeli)



Ivanhoe (Walter Scott)

Renegade's Magic (Robin Hobb)


Next Up:

The Sword and the Flame (Stephen Lawhead)

Timeline (Michael Crichton)

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Started a new to me author Rachel Vincents' Stray. It is a paranormal about werecats. Main character is a bit whiney but the story line is good. I think I will read book two as well.


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Currently reading a book that I won't be posting about in public.

After that, here's my TBR pile:

1.  Home - Julie Andrews

2.  Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

3.  Peace is Every Step - Thich Nhat Hanh

4.  Wild Thing - Ian Copeland

5.  An Experiment in Misery - Stephen Crane

6.  Polly - Freya North

7.  The Turn of the Screw - Henry James

8.  Knighfall - Dennis O'Neill

9.  Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher

10.  In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan

11.  Eclipse- Stephanie Meyer

12.  Ticket to Ride - Ed Gorman

13.  Stuck - Anneli Rufus

14.  All the Possibilities - Nora Roberts

15.  One Man's Art - Nora Roberts

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I'm just starting East of Eden by John Steinback.  Don't know what I'll be reading next.  It will either be a Oprah Winfrey Book Club book or a book from the many series that I have started or a wish list book.  Tammy it looks like you are doing what I'm doing this year and reading some series books.  If you have not checked out www.fictfact.com then you need to.  It helps you keep up with the books that are in a series and it will also tell you when the next one will be coming out.

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I can only read one book at a time and that book is

In the Blue Light of African Dreams by Paul Watkins. Paul Watkins is becoming a favorite author of mine , this is my fourth Watkins novel and it is as great as the others.

next up Tepper Isn't Going Out by Calvin Trillin , aaahh variety , the spice of life =]

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Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay



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  • Tinkers by Paul Harding
  • The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
  • The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker

Currently Reading 

  • The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips

Up Next

  • Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
  • The Lush Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin

Listening to

  • A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

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I finished Persian Girls by Nahid Rachlin.  I'm about half way through Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle.

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Lady of Milkweed Manor :: Julie Klassen

I am reading Lady of Milkweed Manor.  It really caught me at the first page.  A novel about the goings on at a home for unwed mothers in Regency England.  The newest unwed pregant woman to arrive is a Parson's daughter and a Lady.  That is all I am going to say.  Good read.

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Me vs Me by Sarah Mlynowski

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For June:

Currently reading Killing Floor by Lee Child.

Next up is Die Trying by Lee Child. By that time, Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich will be out and that will be next for me. After that, I plan to read Step On A Crack by James Patterson. I'm averaging three to four books a month right now so that'll take me to the end of June.

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Currently re-reading:

Persuasion by Jane Austen


Currently reading for the first time:

Working on Yourself Doesn't Work by Shya and Ariel Kane


Next up: ? Open to suggestions

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I finished the Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle.  It started a little slow, but turned into a very good story.

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Lamb by Christophere Moore