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Subject: It's September - What Are You Reading?
Date Posted: 9/1/2010 5:30 AM ET
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My September reading list: 

Finished -

  1. "WARRIOR" by Elizabeth Lowell (Blackthorn/MacKenzie #5) (A) When wildlife biologist Eden Summers arrives in the Colorado Rockies, she has only one thing on her mind: to continue her research on the local cougar population. A capable woman, used to living and working alone in the wild, she is self-possessed and confident, able to handle any threat from nature's fiercest predators - until she gazes into the eyes of Nevada Blackthorn. She pulled him, injured and bleeding, to safety in the middle of a storm, unleashing a man who would invade her deepest dreams. But Nevada - a rancher by trade, a warrior by nature - is a man who has learned that walking away from caring is the only key to survival and that only the strongest survive. Any woman fool enough to try and change him will be hurt - badly - for their efforts. Perhaps Eden is that kind of fool. Or perhaps she has no choice but to follow a calling as fierce, as wild and as natural as the beating of her own heart.
  2. "ONE DAY AT A TIME" by Danielle Steel (abridged Audio CD) (B+) Coco Barrington was born into a legendary Hollywood family: her mother Florence is a mega-bestselling author, and her sister Jane is one of Hollywood's top producers. Jane has lived with her partner, Liz, for ten years, in a solid relationship. Florence, widowed but still radiant, has just begun a secret romance with a man twenty-four years her junior. And Coco, a law school dropout and the family black sheep, works as a dog walker, having fled life in the spotlight for the artsy northern California beach town of Bolinas. When Coco reluctantly agrees to house-sit in Jane's luxurious home, it turns out Jane's house comes complete with an unexpected houseguest: Leslie Baxter, a dashing but down-to-earth British actor who's fleeing a psycho ex-girlfriend. Their worlds couldn't be more different. The attraction couldn't be more immediate. Suddenly Coco is seeing things differently: Leslie is not just a celebrity, he's a single dad to an adorable six-year-old girl. Her mother is a woman in love, with vulnerability and new insight. And Jane and Liz are about to take the bravest plunge of all - into parenthood. As Coco contemplates a future with one of Hollywood's hottest stars, as her mother and sister settle into their lives, old wounds are healed and new families are formed - all bonded by love.
  3. "A CREED COUNTRY CHRISTMAS" by Linda Lael Miller (A) In the unforgiving Montana wilderness of 1910, widowed rancher Lincoln Creed is up against more than rustlers, wolves and the coming winter storms. His young daughter has needs beyond the beans and bacon he can barely cook. Lincoln must find little Gracie a governess, a lady who can teach and cook - yet won't set her sights on him. Disowned for her refusal to marry, twenty-five-years-od Juliana Mitchell shares the love in her heart with her young students at the underfunded Indian school. When she meets Lincoln and Gracie, her response to the handsome rancher makes her realize she's not against marriage after all. She longs to help, yet the orphaned children in her care need her. But in the season for miracles, Providence just might find a way to bring Juliana, the children and the Creed family together for Christmas Eve.
  4. "THE MCKETTRICK WAY" by Linda Lael Miller (The McKettrick's of Texas #9 & McKettrick Women #2) (A)  Meg McKettrick longs for a baby - husband optional. Perfect father material is gorgeous Brad O'Ballivan, old flame and new owner of his family's ranch in Stone Creek. But Meg, as strong, proud and stubborn as her ancestors on Indian Rock's Triple M ranch, wants to do things her way...the McKettrick way. And Brad feels just as strongly about the O'Ballivan way. Love, marriage, babies and a lifetime to share, that's what Brad wants. Not a single night of passion, an unexpected pregnancy and a woman who won't budge. For a rugged rodeo cowboy who never gives up, it's a battle of wills he intends to win and nothing matters more than claiming Meg's wild McKettrick heart.
  5. "TEMPTING" by Susan Mallery (Buchanan's #4) (A+) After three romantic flame-outs in a year and a restaurant career going nowhere Dani Buchanan needs a fresh start. She goes looking for her biological father, but never expects to find a senator running for president. As his long lost "love child," Dani could seriously derail the election...something his handsome campaign manager Alex Canfield isn't going to let happen. Dani isn't about to let Alex run her life, no matter how tempting she finds him and Alex isn't going to allow Dani to melt his cynicism, no matter how close he has to get. The last thing either of them wants is love, especially with scandals brewing and family trouble on the way. But Dani and Alex are forced to trust each other, and when trust turns to passion, the potential for disaster is only a tabloid scandal away.
  6. "DON'T LOOK BACK" by Celeste Hamilton (Sonny's Girls #2) (A) For ten years, beautiful golden girl Cyndi Saint had been running, trying to escape the haunting memories of the night her carefree world had exploded into devastating tragedy. Then she met brash, irresistible Nick Calderaro. Tenderly, insistently, he awoke her dormant passions and dared her to dream again. With his help, could she banish the ghosts of the past and open her heart to love?
  7. "TO THE BRINK" by Cindy Gerard (Bodyguards #3) (A+) Her life hangs in the balance and the only man who can save her is the husband she left long ago. Working on highly sensitive diplomatic affairs, Darcy Prescott is a natural target for terrorist kidnappers. But when she's mysteriously plucked off a street in Manila one sultry night, Darcy's disappearance isn't what it seems. The moment Special Forces soldier Ethan Garrett laid eyes on Darcy, he knew she was the woman he would marry - and he did. But when their marriage fell apart, Ethan never really recovered. Now a highly paid bodyguard, Ethan quickly slips back into combat mode when he learns of Darcy's disappearance and calls in old favors to assemble a rogue rescue team. Tracking Darcy all the way to the jungles of the Philippines, Ethan knows every move he makes could mean the difference between life and death. His love for Darcy burns stronger than ever. But when he learns the true reason for her abduction, it may be too late to save her or himself.
  8. "KISS ME WHILE I SLEEP" by Linda Howard (unabridged Audio Cassette) (A++) It's a job that makes a killing. Efficient, professional and without apology, Lily Mansfield is a hired assassin, working as a contract agent for the CIA. Her targets are the powerful and corrupt, those who can't be touched by the law. Now, after eighteen years of service, Lily has been drawn into a dangerous game that hasn't been sanctioned, seeking vengeance for her own reasons. Though stress and shock have made her feel somewhat invicible and a little cocky, Lily knows that she too can be taken out in an instant. And if it's her time, so be it. She intends to go down fighting. A CIA agent himself, Lucas Swain recognizes the signs of trauma in the line of fire. His orders: either bring her in or bring her down. Yet he too is drawn into the game with Lily, while still battling a tenacious foe who is dogging their every step. Keeping laser focus on the task at hand while vigilantly watching her back. Lily never sees the lethal peril that lies directly in her path and how loyalty has a price.
  9. "NIGHT TALES" by Nora Roberts (Night Tales #3) - Nightshade (A) - The moment her eyes locked on Colt Nightshade, she knew he was trouble. But Lieutenant Althea Grayson prided herself on being in control, and she wouldn't let her new partner ruin that. The man was a renagade, no respect for rules, and the worst part was he got to her. The way he challenged Althea's thinking, stared right into her eyes and held her in his arms.What defense could her heart have when Nightshade didn't play fair? Night Smoke (A) - Arson investigator Ryan Piasecki was a man who got the job done no matter what the obstacle or how beautiful she was. Ambitious executive Natalie Fletcher's new business was going up in smoke, literally, and she needed Ryan's help to catch the arsonist. But if he wasn't careful, the sparks flying between him and this hothouse rose would erupt into a five-alarm blaze and they'd both be engulfed.
  10. "TIME TO RUN" by Marliss Melton (Navy SEALS #3) (A+) Sara Garret thought the military lawyer she married would be the perfect husband and father. But he has become her worst nightmare. Now one vicious act has driven Sara to take their young son and flee. And she discovers that the only thing more frightening than running away is trusting a stranger. Chase McCaffrey is a damn good sniper, and an even better SEAL but he's no knight in shining armor. Still, he can't refuse Sara's plea for help. Nor can he control the attraction he starts to feel. What grows between Sara and Chase is electrifying and irresistible. What they must face is terrifying: an explosive combination of sinister calculation and murderous rage.
  11. "FULL HOUSE" by Janet Evanovich (Max Holt #1) (unabridged Audible) (A-) Nick Kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. She represents everything he's always avoided. Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of two, Billie is the epitome of stability. She's also irresistibly fascinating to the footloose Kaharcheck, in a car-crash sort of way. Their fateful meeting leads to a story full with seduction and mayhem and of course love everlasting.
  12. "BREATH OF SCANDAL" by Sandra Brown (abridged Audio CD) (A+) Will a woman's need to avenge her past destroy her enemies...or her? On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman's worse nightmare at the hands of three local hellraisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy "company town" where every man, woman and child was dependent on one wealthy family. And she never forgot  their spoiled son, who with his two friends changed her life forever. Someday, somehow, she'd return...exacting a just revenge, freeing herself from her enemies' grasp, and perhaps, fulfilling a lost promise of love.
  13. "HARD TO HOLD" by Stephanie Tyler (Hard to Hold #1) (A+) Lieutenant Jake Hansen has survivied some of the riskiest missions known to man. But now the wounded Navy SEAL faces his toughest job yet: smuggling Dr. Isabelle Markham out of Africa without triggering an international incident. Not easy to do when the gorgeous hostage happens to be a senator's daughter and about as easy to resist as an oasis in the desert. If it weren't for Jake, Isabelle would still be halfway across the world, where rebel forces left her for dead. The special ops warrior may have saved her life, but she doesn't need him to protect her now. Tell that to the ruggedly handsome hunk in full battle fatigues who's just been assigned as Isabelle's personal bodyguard. Close quarters aside, Isabelle won't let Jake anywhere near her heart, until danger throws them together again. And nothing in the jungles of wildest Africa could prepare them for a passion this wild. This crazy. This hot.
  14. "THE BOOK THIEF" by Markus Zusak (A+) By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Grave Digger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down.
  15. "SPECIAL DELIVERY" by Danielle Steel (A+) At fifty-nine, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverly Hills, has two adult children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood's most beautiful women. After a failed marriage in the distant past, and a brief, tragic affair years afterward, Jack has become the perfect bachelor. And he loves it. Amanda Robbiins knew Jack Watson only as her daughter's father-in-law, an incurable playboy whom she dislikes intensely. Theirs has been a relationship based solely upon the marriage of her daughter to his son. And Amanda wants no other relationswhip with him. But when she becomes a widow unexpectedly, twenty-six years after she retired from Hollywood stardom to become a wife and mother, Amanda finds herself on unfamiliar ground, and is surprised to find herself both befriended by, and attracted to, Jack Watson. Worse yet, she likes him. There is a lot more to him than she previously suspected. Amanda's shock at her attraction to Jack is equaled only by her children's. Then suddenly, a startling announcement stuns both families, as Jack and Amanda are faced with an unexpected gift that neither thought possible, and with a choice that provides them both considerable challenge. But at a time in their lives when they least expect to feel that way, they not only feel young again, but are blissfully happy, in spite of the confusion, opposition, and obstacles all around them.
  16. "OBSESSION" by Karen Robards (A+) Katharine Lawrence has no idea what hit her. The attack came out of nowhere. Only hours earlier she had been enjoying a girls-only weekend with an old college friend. Now she finds herself lying bound and gagged on her kitchen floor, staring with terrified eyes at her friend Lisa while two masked gunmen search her house for - what? She doesn't know. When Katharine awakens in the hospital, her brain tells her that things aren't right. She doesn't recognize herself when she looks in the mirror: her slim body, her manicured hands, her blond bob. And the smiling, handsome doctor at her bedside - Dr. Dan Howard - is familiar, but in a totally unfamiliar way. She's twenty-nine, the special assistant to the head of the CIA and she's lucky to be alive. She also knows she can trust no one. Acting on instinct, Katharine runs for her life, with Dan, her newfound protector, at her side. She allows him to spirit her to a secluded safe house where they stumble into a tangled web of government conspiracy. As the pair is drawn further into this shadowy world, as fear gives way to a firestorm of attraction, the cat-and-mouse game grows more deadly, and soon both their lives are at stake.
  17. "NIGHT TALES" by Nora Roberts (Night Tales #2) - Night Shield (A+) - Jonah Blackhawk knew forbidden fruit when he tasted it, and Ally Fletcher definitely fell into that category. The lanky blonde wasn't just a cop, she was also the police commissioner's daughter. No matter how sharp or constant Blackhawk's hunger may be, Ally was off-limits. She needed to finish her case, get out of his club and out of his life, before the memory of their passionate embrace consumed him. Until then, he'd stay away from her and keep to his own world, protected by the cover of night. Night Moves (A) - Maggie Fitzerald had retreated from her fast-paced life, seeking solitude to heal her tattered heart. But if landscaper Cliff Delaney's rude manner and irresistible sexuality weren't disturbing enough, now an old murder shattered her peace entirely, imperiling her life and forcing her right into the protective arms of the most irritating man alive! Delaney's night moves were enough to make even the saddest woman smile...but were they also those of a killer?
  18. "SWEET TALK" by Susan Mallery (Keyes Sisters #1) (A+) Is there anything sweeter than a first love? Don't ask Claire Keyes. The twenty-eight-year-old piano prodigy has never had a regular boyfriend, much less a real romance. Her music career has left little room for friends or family, which is just part of the reason she hasn't seen the family bakery or her two sisters in years. But now Nicole is sick and Jesse is AWOL. Despite the fact that Claire can't boil water, she's determined to play caretaker. Connecting with her sisters tops her to-do-list, along with falling in love, or at least in lust, for the first time. Ruggedly sexy Wyatt just might fit the bill. Although he keeps saying that he and Claire come from entirely different worlds, he lights up hotter than a bakery oven whenever Claire is near. If this keeps up, she just might sweet-talk him into her bed and her life.
  19. "COMING HOME" by Mariah Stewart (The Chesapeake Diaries #1) (A++) In the wake of his wife's murder, agent Grady Shields turned his back on the FBI - and everything else - to retreat into the vast solitude of Montana, grieve for his lost love and forget the world. But after years in seclusion, his sister's wedding draws him to St. Dennis, a peaceful town on the Chesapeake Bay. Though he swears he isn't interested in finding love again, Grady can't ignore the mutual sparks that fly when he meets Vanessa Keaton. Although her past was marked by bad choices, Vanessa has found that coming to St. Dennis is the best decision she's ever made. Bling, her trendy boutique, is a success with tourists as well as with the townspeople. She's made friends, has a home she loves and has established a life for herself far from the nightmare she left behind. The last thing she's looking for is romance, but the hot new man in town is hard to resist. And when Vanessa's past catches up with her, Grady finds that he's unwilling to let her become a victim again. As together they fight her demons, Grady and Vanessa discover that life still holds some surprises and that love doesn't always have to hurt.
  20. "THE BLOOD OF THE PRODIGAL" by P.L. Gaus (An Ohio Amish Mystery) (A-) For Jonah Miller, shunned by his Old Order sect and cast into the wider world, the summer begins with his decision to kidnap his ten-year-old son from the home of the bishop who had exiled Miller a decade earlier. In his desperation to retrieve the boy, the bishop appeals for help to the only "English" men that his sect would ever approve. Professor Michael Branden and Pastor Caleb Troyer had been looking forward to the kind of sleepy rural summer they had enjoyed as boyhood friends growing up in the small college town of Millersburg. Instead, they plunge into the normally closed Amish culture to find the boy. When kidnapping leads to murder, Branden's friend Sheriff Bruce Robertson enters the investigation. Branden digs through the past to uncover truths that many would prefer to leave undisturbed. Little does he suspect that even the anguished bishop, torn by an insoluble moral dilemma, tragically does not tell everything he knows about the case.
  21. "GARDEN SPELLS" by Sarah Addison Allen (A+) The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended the garden. Their history was in the soil. But so was their future. A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants - from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys - except for Claire's rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire as their own mother had years before. When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire's quiet life is turned upside down - along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their committment legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.
  22. "ONLY MINE" by Elizabeth Lowell (Only #2) (A++) Married in name only - naive and unprepared for the hardships that await her - Jessica's terror of the untamed West pales before her determination to be free of any man's embrace and her fear of the rugged, virile stranger who leaves her breathless with a passion she has never before known. In the harsh, magnificent land at the edge of the Rockies, she must find the extraordinary strength to endure - and learn the sensuous joy of becoming a woman in Wolfe Lonetree's powerful arms.
  23. "PANDORA'S DAUGHTER" by Iris Johansen (abridged Audio CD) (A) For as long as she can remember, successful young physician Megan Blair has tried to silence the voices in her head - voices that bring her to the edge of madness and terror. Megan possesses psychic powers that have been dormant for years, hidden deep in the past she's tried so desperately to forget. But now everything has come to a boiling point - someone is trying to kill her and others are trying to use her, including the deadly and seductive Neal Grady. Shocking secrets about her life and her mother's death bombard her as she fights to take control of her heritage and save herself and everything she believes in. Grady holds the key to understanding her future, a future in which Meagan's life will never be the same. If she survives to have a future.
  24. "WELCOME TO HARMONY" by Jodi Thomas (Harmony #1) (A+) Sixteen-year-old runaway Reagan has always wanted a place to belong. She's never had a real home of her own, but maybe she can borrow someone else's. At least for a little while. At the nursing home where Reagan works, Miss Beverly Truman's fond memories of Harmony, Texas, seem to fill an empty space inside the girl.  After Miss Beverly passes away, Reagan travels to Harmony, pretending to be the woman's granddaughter and is taken into the home of Beverly's surviving brother. Still, Reagan is afraid to trust the gruff kindness shown to her by Jeremiah Truman and the warm friendship offered by another teenager named Noah, who dreams of being a rodeo star. She keeps her distance from Noah's sister, Alex McAllen, who's the town sheriff and busy with her own stormy relationship with volunteer fire chief Hank Matheson. But when prairie fires threaten Harmony, Reagan learns the true meaning of family, friends, and home.
  25. "DIE TRYING" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #2) (A++) Jack Reacher is an innocent bystander - in the wrong place at the wrong time - when a woman is kidnapped. Now, he's at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom, for this mysterious woman is worth far more than Reacher ever suspected. And though she doesn't ask for his help, he's going to give it to her. Because ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a hero. He's used to saving lives. But this time he's going to take a few before he's through.
  26. "BLACK ORCHID" by Karen Harper (A) Danger haunts the lush darkness of the Florida Everglades. Jordan Quinn left the Florida Everglades years ago after her teenage elopement with Seth Cyrpess ended in chaos. But she is drawn back by her husband, Lawrence, a brilliant scientist whose theories about the Everglades' endangered panthers might hold the key to curing a deadly disease. When her husband disappears, Jordan fears that Lawrence's work might have come too close to those who hunt the panters...or those who hold the animal sacred. Her fears lead her to the local Seminole community and to Seth Cypress. He is vehemently opposed to the medical science that jeopardizes the ancient ways of his people, but now someone is threatening the woman he once loved. Uncertain of loyalties, Jordan and Seth must each decided who is to be trusted and who is to be feared.

Currently Reading -

  1. "The Soldiers" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier - People of the Plains #3) 
  2. "Cross my Heart" by Carley Phillips (Ty and Hunter #1)

  Currently Listening To - 

  1. "Running Hot" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Arcane Society #1) (unabridged Audio CD)
  2. "Night Secrets" by Cherry Adair (TFLAC) (unabridged Audible)

To Be Read - Alphabetically by Author not reading order 

  1. "Blue Christmas" by Mary Kay Andrews (Savannah #3) (unabridged Audio CD)
  2. "Sons of Fortune" by Jeffrey Archer (abridged Audio CD)
  3. "Hero Under Cover" by Susanne Brockmann
  4. "Infamous" by Susanne Brockmann
  5. "Nowhere to Run Not Without Risk/A Man to Die For" by Susanne Brockmann
  6. "The Crush" by Sandra Brown (abridged Audio CD)
  7. "Sarah - Women of Genesis" by Orson Scott Card
  8. "Never Too Late" by Robyn Carr
  9. "A Summer in Sonoma" by Robyn Carr
  10. "An Officer and a Princess" by Carla Cassidy (Royally Wed - The Stanbury Crown)
  11. "Running Blind" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #4)
  12. "The Innocent" Harlan Cobin
  13. "Little Miss Matchmaker" by Dana Corbit (Love Inspired - Tiny Blessings Tale #4)
  14. "While My Sister Sleeps" by Barbara Delinsky (abridged Audio CD)
  15. "Forever" by Jude Deveraux (Forever Trilogy #1)
  16. "Lavender Morning" by Jude Deveraux (Edilean #1)
  17. "Ride a Painted Pony" by Kathleen Eagle
  18. "Full Tilt" by Janet Evanovich (Max Holt #2) (unabridged Audio Cassette)
  19. "Finding Noel" by Richard Paul Evans (unabridged Audio CD)
  20. "The Sunflower" by Richard Paul Evans (Audio CD)
  21. "Almost a Lady" by Jane Feather (Almost #2)
  22. "Dark Prince" (Carpathians (Dark) #1) by Christeen Feehan
  23. "Mind Game" by Christine Feehan (GhostWalkers #2)
  24. "Bull's Island" by Dorothea  Benton Frank (A Lowcountry Tale) (unabridged Audio CD)
  25. "Full of Grace" by Dorothea Benton Frank (abridged Audio CD)
  26. "A Week From Sunday" by Dorothy Garlock
  27. "Over the Line" by Cindy Gerard (Bodyguards #4)
  28. "Risk No Secrets" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops #5)
  29. "Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets" by Kate Irene Gosselin, Beth Ann Carson
  30. "The Dead Room" by Heather Graham
  31. "The Summons" by John Grisham (unabridged Audio CD)
  32. "Between Sisters" by Kristin Hannah
  33. "Reilly's Return" by Tami Hoag (Rainbow Chasers)
  34. "Chill of Fear" by Kay Hooper ( A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit (Fear))  (abridged Audio CD)
  35. "Blood Memory" by Greg Iles (Natchez) (abridged Audio CD)
  36. "The Devil's Punchbowl" by Greg Iles (abridged Audio CD)
  37. "True Evil" by Greg Iles (Natchez) (abridged Audio CD)
  38. "Until I Find You" by John Irving
  39. "Slade" by Lisa Jackson (The McCaffertys #3)
  40. "The Friday Night Knitting Club"  by Kate Jacobs (Knitting Club #1)
  41. "A Mommy in Mind" by Arlene James (Love Inspired - A Tiny Blessings Tale)
  42. "Fire and Ice"  by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady #13 & J.P. Beaumont #19)
  43. "Hand of Evil" by J.A. Jance (Alison Reynolds #3)
  44. "Kiss of the Bees" J.A. Jance (Brandon Walker #2)
  45. "Payment in Kind" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #8)
  46. "A Thousand Tomorrows" by Karen Kingsbury
  47. "Smooth Talking Stranger" by Lisa Kleypas
  48. "Blue Moon" (Louisiana #3) by Jill Marie Landis
  49. "The Official Nora Roberts Companion" by Denise Little and Laura Hayden
  50. "The Prodigal" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #4)
  51. "The Sacrifice" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #3)
  52. "A Woman Without Lies" by Elizabeth Lowell (unabridged Audio CD)
  53. "Only You" by Elizabeth Lowell (Only #3)
  54. "Outlaw" by Elizabeth Lowell (Blackthorn/MacKenzie #6)
  55. "Hannah's List" by Debbie Macomber (abridged Audio CD)
  56. "Sweet Spot" by Susan Mallery (Keyes Sisters #2)
  57. "Body Check" by Deirdre Martin
  58. "Mother Warriors: Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds" by Jenny McCarthy
  59. "Next to Die" by Marliss Melton (Navy SEAL's #4)
  60. "Everyone Dies" by Michael McGarrity (Kevin Kerney #8)
  61. "Zeke and Ned" by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
  62. "Under Her Skin" by Susan Mallery (Lone Star Sisters #1)
  63. "Blind Hope (An Unwanted Dog & the Woman She Rescued) Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher
  64. "Austin"  by Linda Lael Miller (McKettricks of Texas #3)
  65. "Garrett"  by Linda Lael Miller (McKettricks of Texas #2)
  66. "Yankee Wife" by Linda Lael Miller (Quade #1)
  67. "Desperado" by Diane Palmer (Wanted #4)
  68. "Fearless" by Diana Palmer (Long, Tall Texans) (abridged Audio CD)
  69. "A Man Named Dave" by David Pelzer
  70. "Second Glance" Jodi Picoult
  71. "Second Sight" by Amanda Quick (abridged Audio CD) (Arcane Society #1)
  72. "Dog On It" by Spencer Quinn (A Chet and Bernie Mystery)
  73. "Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana" by Anne Rice (Christ the Lord #2)
  74. "Merrick" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #7)
  75. "Blind Fall" by Christopher Rice (unabridged Audio CD)
  76. "From the Heart: Tonight and Always/A Matter of Choice/Endings and Beginnings" by Nora Roberts
  77. "Night Tales: Night Shift/Night Shadow" by Nora Roberts (Night Tales #1)
  78. "The Littlest Cowboy" by Maggie Shayne (Texas Brand #1)
  79. "Beautiful Boy" by David Sheff
  80. "Longer Than..." by Erica Spindler (Sonny's Girls #3)
  81. "The Long Road Home" by Danielle Steel
  82. "Home Again" by Mariah Stewart (The Chesapeake Diaries #2)
  83. "Hot Flash Club Holidays" by Nancy Thayer (Hot Flash Club #3)
  84. "Hot Flash Club Strikes Again" by Nancy Thayer (Hot Flash Club #2)
  85. "Beneath the Texas Sky" by Jodi Thomas
  86. "Hold on Tight" by Stephanie Tyler (Hard to Hold Trilogy #3)
  87. "Too Hot to Hold" by Stephanie Tyler (Hard to Hold Trioogy #2)
  88. "The True Love Quilting Club" by Lori Wilde (Twilight Texas #2)
  89. "Stealing Home" by Sherryl Woods (Sweet Magnolias #1)


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Finished

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Reading

  1. The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  2. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
  3. Under the Green Star by Lin Carter
  4. Gateway by Frederik Pohl
  5. Star City by Tully Zetford
  6. Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
  7. Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
  8. Smoke and Ashes by Tanya Huff
  9. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Up Soon

  1. Rebel Ice by S.L. Viehl
  2. Reckless Endangerment by Robert K. Tanenbaum
  3. Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff
  4. The Virility Gene by Tully Zetford


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Reading

  1. The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry ( Cotton Malone # 1)
  2. Die Trying by Lee Child ( Jack Reacher # 2)
  3. Fowl Prey by Mary Daheim ( Bed and Breakfast # 2)

 

Finished

  1. Run Before the Wind by Stuart Woods ( Will Lee # 2)
  2. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows( Harry Potter # 7)  This is a re read looking foward to the next movie.

 

TBR

 

  1. Night Sins by Tami Hoag ( Deer Lake # 1)
  2. Fury by G.M. Ford ( Frank Corso # 1)
  3. The Devil by Ken Bruen (Jack Taylor # 8)
  4. Deep Lie by Stuart Woods ( Will Lee #3)
  5. 9th Judgement by James Patterson ( Women's Murder Club #9)
  6. Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
  7. Dead and Kicking by Wendy Roberts ( Ghost Dusters # 3)
  8. Holmes on The Range by Steve Hockensmith ( Holmes on the Range #1)
  9. The Mark of the Assassin by Daniel Silva ( Michael Osbourne # 1)


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1. The Lemon Table: stories   by Julian Barnes
Dispatches from the Edge   by  Anderson Cooper (nonfiction)
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest  by Stieg Larsson
4. The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases  by Mike Capuzzo (nonfiction)
 



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I am currently reading

  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
  • One For the Money by Janet Evanovich (audio)
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I have read:

1)  Dealing with Dragon by Patricia Wrede - A very fun book we have been reading aloud to all the kids (ages 6 to 13).  Very enjoyable story that plays with traditional fairy tales, dragons and princesses.  We have started the next in the series.

2)  Ring of Fire II edited by Eric Flint - Enjoyable short stories about the 1632 world.  Uneven but fun.

3)  The Truth About Love by Stephanie Laurens - A later novel in the Cynster series.  If you enjoyed the earlier books in the series you will enjoy this one.  Not the story to start the series with.

4)  Searching for Dragons by Patricia Wrede - Book 2 in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles and just as fun as the first book.  Reads aloud well.

5)  Junie B. Jones Is A Beauty Shop Guy by Barbara Park - Read aloud with my 3rd grader.  We both laughed a lot remembering all the times she cut her hair herself.

6)  Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve by Mary Pope Osborne - Another read aloud.  One of the Merlin Mystery series from the Magic Tree house books.  It stands alone well and is quite well written.

7)  Till the Stars Fall by Kathleen Gilles Seidel - An old favorite from my favorite romance author.  Well written story with characters that you care for.

8)  The Summerhouse by Jude Devaux - Another old favorite.  3 women get a chance to relive any 3 weeks from their past.  Well told tale.

9)  Cover of the Night by Linda Howard - Favorite author.  Enjoyable book.  It is a combination of suspense and romance and is well done.

10) Sidetracked Home Executives by Pam Young and Peggy Jones  This may actually be helping.  I like this better than Fly Lady.

I am currently reading:

1)  Calling On Dragons by Patricia Wrede - reading aloud with all the kids

2)  Thirty Years that Changed the World by Michael Green

3)  Pioneer Women Cooks by Ree Drummond



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Finished

  • Star Island by Carl Hiaasen
  • Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch
  • Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick
  • The Cradle by Patrick Somerville
  • Barnacle Love by Anthony De Sa
  • All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison
  • Eva Moves the Furniture by Margot Livesey
  • The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb
  • A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay
  • The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll
  • The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy

Currently Reading 

  • La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith

 Up Next

  • Juliet by Anne Fortier
  • Harpsong by Rilla Askew
  • The Disappeared by Kim Echlin

Listening to

  • Dog On It by Spencer Quinn


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Now Reading    Vision in White by Nora Roberts   and New Moon by Stephenie Meyer  Both are Wonderful stories.

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This has been a slow reading month for me, too much going on!!

I didn't get all the way through my August reading list, so some are carried over and the rest are new. I look at my TBR piles and wonder how I'll ever get them all read!! But winter is coming and I can curl up in front of the fire with a good book [and I will never have to search for something to read].

Again, these are not in any particular order, but as the mood hits.

Blessing in Disguise by Eileen Goudge --- I took me a week and a half to read this book. Not because it wasn't good, but I couldn't seem to stick with it. It was only until I was over half way through [ and it's a big book, almost 500 pages], that I began to feel for the characters. Then I seemed to move a little faster. It felt like Goudge was trying too hard to develop her characters and it became tedious. The last several chapters pretty much told the whole story.

The Edge of Town by Dorothy Garlock

Class Action by Catherine Arnold --- reading now

Southern Comfort by Margaret Maron --- Being from North Carolina, I really enjoy Maron's stories. She conveys the heart of the South so truthfully. This is the 2nd Deborah Knott mystery and it's a really good, quick read.

McNally's Bluff by Lawrence Sanders

Mistaken Identity by Lisa Scottline

The First Counsel by Brad Meltzer --- This is the first book I've read by Meltzer and I was hooked from the first page. A riveting plot about the White House Council office. The ending was a complete surprise. I definitely will be reading more by Meltzer.

Captive of My Desires by Johanna Lindsey

The Charm School by Nelson DeMille

Dawn in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz --- The second in the Eclipse Bay trilogy, a quick, easy, enjoyable read.

Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin -- after that

Carolina Girl by Patricia Rice --- Have you ever started to read a book and realize you've already read it!!

Cold Blooded by Lisa Jackson

The Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters --- waiting in the wings

Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah

The Search by Iris Johansen--- Iris Johansen's novels are the kind that keep you turning the pages. This one brings back Sarah Patrick and her search & rescue dog Monty. A really good book!!

Homeplace by Anne Rivers Siddons

Summer Light by Luanne Rice

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist by Dorothy Gilman --- I really enjoy reading about Mrs. Pollifax. Interesting mix of world events [this one takes place during the time immediately following the Gulf War] and how she and Farrell always get in and out of situations. A fun read.

If Looks Could Kill by Kate White--- up next

Death at Whitechapel by Robin Paige --- I really enjoyed this book, a blend of fact and fiction.  What if Winston Churchill's father had been involved in the Jack the Ripper murders? The insights into the 1800s England were very interesting.

Kiss Them Goodbye by Stella Cameron

New authors this month:   Kate White,     Stella Cameron,     Brad Meltzer,     Elizabeth Peters,    Catherine Arnold



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The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith

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I just finished Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells.

 

Here's my September TBR list:

1.  Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

2.  Bel Canto - Ann Patchett

3.  The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion

4.  A Hatred for Tulips - Richard Lourie

5.  Guide to Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening - Robert Bowden

6.  The Model Millionaire - Oscar Wilde

7.  The Eight - Katherine Neville

8.  My French Whore - Gene Wilder

9.  Looking for Alaska - John Green

10.  The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

11.  House & Home - Kathleen McCleary

12.  Good In Bed - Jennifer Weiner

13.  Black Swan Green - David Mitchell

14.  Miss Invisible - Laura Jensen Walker

15.  Valley of Silence - Nora Roberts

16.  Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

17.  A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers

18.  The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

19.  Vittorio the Vampire - Anne Rice

20.  The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield

21.  Respect: Women & Popular Music - Dorothy Marcic

 

 

I have more to add when I get home from work later today.



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I just finished "Don't Cry" the new Beverly Barton book.  It's not a book in the Powell Agency series.  It is a stand alone book, but in the back she says that she is going to write another book featuring these new characters.  I really enjoyed the book.  I love all her books.  If you enjoy her writing you will enjoy this new series.

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Just finished:  Tall, Dark and Dead by Tate Halloway

Reading: Hope's Boy by Andrew Bridge

Listening to:  The Guinea Pig Diaries by AJ Jacobs

TBR:  Too big to list here.

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Finished the Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith.  Not sure what is next.

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Nothing!  Just finished The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells and The Case of the Late Pig by Margery Allingham.  I'm foot loose and fancy free.  What to choose next - I think I'll sleep on it.  No wait, I like to read before I fall asleep. Hmmm....

 

 

 

Edited for spelling. Stupid spelling.



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just finished Wench and started The Gril on The Beach

Subject: September's Reads
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Just finished The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard. Despite all of the glowing reviews, I was not wowed. A so so read for me.

Reading The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors by Michele Young-Stone. Unusual, but in a good way.

Listening to To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I must be one of the last few people on the planet that hasn't already read this. If it weren't a classic, I might have given up on it already. I'm nearing the end of the second disc and really bored.

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Finished: The History of Love~Nicole Krause: Great! Engaging and unputdownable!

Put down:Another Thing to fall~Lisa Lippman: too pretentious;no patience with this stuff right now

Started: No Country for Old Men~Cormac McCarthy/ Coronado~Dennis LeHane

Still reading:The Sun also Rises~Hemingway/The Girl who played with Fire~Stieg Larsson:supposed to be good but not grabbing me like Dragon Tattoo/The Gift of Asher Lev~Chaim Potok

Next: Still Alice~Lisa Genova/Rolling Stone Interviews/Rebecca~Daphne DuMaurier/then more from TBR pile

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I stared Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan but it wasn't doing it for me.  So, now I'm reading the Courtesan by Susan Carroll and it's quite good.

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I am reading The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (I like it but it is taking me a while to get through it) and A Year on Ladybug Farm (I am thoroughly enjoying it).

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Just finished "The Heretic Queen"-Michlle Moran and have some Neil Gaiman and Ayn Rand on my TBR list

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Under the Dome by Stephen King.

 

I have a feeling this will take me several months to finish.

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2.  The Book Thief - Markus Zusak : I'm usually skeptical of hype, but this book grabbed me so quickly I didn't even have time to consider what anyone else thought of it.  Quite seriously one of the best books I've ever read.

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Currently reading:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (audio)
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I am reading

Affinity by Sara Waters

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