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Subject: What all have you read since the 1st of the year?
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 7:27 PM ET
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Just wondering what everyone read this year. That was memorable? My usual genre is horror, but since I joined in January I have tried several different horror authors and discovered entire different genres that I had always snubbed before. I have read: Drop City by T.C. Boyles (great book about a group of hippies who move to Alaska to live off the land, LOL), The five people you meet in Heaven, I know this much is true by Wally Lamb. a fast paced series by John Saul, The Collection by Bentley Little, Four Dark Nights , Ordered all of Anne Rice in Hard Cover, although  I have already read them all. The Christ Clone Triolgy (religous fiction/sci-fi). Hundreds more. Just wondering what everyone else's memorable books were?

~ Peace,


Date Posted: 9/4/2008 8:03 PM ET
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Very eclectic year for me, shanna.  BONK, The Curious Coupling of Science ane Sex by Mary Roach is the book I just finished.  Informative AND laugh out loud funny.

Other non-fiction books I read and looooved this year were: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, Last Child in the Woods, An Alchemy of Mind by Diane Ackerman, The Intention Experiment by Lynne Taggart, BAD or the Dumbing of America by Paul Fussell, One Year Off.

Re-read and did not love half as much as 10 years ago, The Celestine Prophecy.

Didn't read very many novels this year but the ones I recall enjoying were: The Friday Night Knitting Club, and A Place to Fall by Roger Director.  Oh, and I reread Catch-22 and always enjoy that.

There's a list of pleasant-but-forgettable books I read this year too.  I even forget some of the titles, but the ones I remember reading were:

Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich, something by Sophie Kinsella but I don't know what, Cybill Disobedience by Cybill Shepherd, one of those between-the-numbers books by Janet Evanovich.


Date Posted: 9/5/2008 4:55 PM ET
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Water for elephants by sara gruen !!!!!!! WOW , I totally forgot about that one & it was the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 9/13/2008 6:17 PM ET
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I have read mainly nursing books! However I found time to squeeze in Fearless Fourteen, lots quick romance books, three cups of tea, several books by Mercedes Lackey, and numerous childrens books!!!!

Subject: What have you read this year?
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 1:45 AM ET
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I started out the year reading Ice Bound:  A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole by Dr. Jerri Nielsen.  It was a very inspiring book about a woman with breast cancer at the South Pole.  I gave the book to my sister who had breast cancer and she also loved it.  You laugh and cry while reading this book.  I ordered another copy to keep and reread.


Roberta Morgan (tsarina)

Date Posted: 9/21/2008 11:26 PM ET
Member Since: 6/22/2007
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This year To date I have read 48 Books. Some good some bad.


Right now I am reading Little Lady Big Apple By Hester Browne and I am really enjoying it.

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 6:13 PM ET
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To date, I am on my 35th book of the year (2009).   I started off with The Pact by Jodi Picoult.

Last read: Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

Currently Reading: Dreaming Water by Gail Tsukiyama

Up Next: Look Closely by Laura Caldwell

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 8:20 AM ET
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I  I read Marie Bostwick's A Single Thread and am now reading A Thread of Truth.      Also read Don't Kiss Them Goodbye, The Lover's Knot, Just Take My Heart, Return to Green Gables...too many to list.

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 10:57 AM ET
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Re-read The Testament by John Grisham.  Totally absorbing!

Date Posted: 9/10/2010 2:44 PM ET
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I have read 48 books this year! Here is my list.

Books read in 2010:

  1. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West :: Gregory Maguire
  2. Running with Scissors:: Augusten Burroughs
  3. Precious:: Sapphire
  4. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood:: Rebecca Wells
  5. Little Altars Everywhere:: Rebecca Wells
  6. The Last Song:: Nicholas Sparks
  7. Unloveable Bitch:: Allysha Hambler
  8. The Red Tent:: Anita Diamant
  9. Julie and Julia :: Julie Powelll
  10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2):: J.K. Rowling
  11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (3) :: JK Rowling
  12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (4):: JK Rowling
  13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (5) :: JK Rowling
  14. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (6):: JK Rowling
  15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (7) :: JK Rowling
  16. I Hope the Serve Beer in Hell:: Tucker Max
  17. Total Eclipse of the Heart :: Zane
  18. Dead until Dark :: Charlaine Harris
  19. Living Dead in Dallas :: Charlaine Harris
  20. Club Dead :: Charlaine Harris
  21. Dead to the World:: Charlaine Harris
  22. Dead as a Doornail:: Charlaine Harris
  23. Definitely Dead :: Charlaine Harris
  24. All Together Dead :: Charlaine Harris
  25. From Dead to Worse :: Charlaine Harris
  26. Dead and Gone:: Charlaine Harris
  27. Dead in the Family †:: Charlaine Harris
  28. Twenties Girl:: Sophie Kinsella
  29. Twilight :: Stephenie Meyer
  30. New Moon:: Stephenie Meyer
  31. Eclipse:: Stephenie Meyer
  32. The Other Queen:: Phillippa Gregory
  33. The Tension of Opposites :: Kristina McBride †
  34. Water for Elephants ::Sara Gruen
  35. The Host :: Stephenie Meyer
  36. The White Queen :: †Phillippa Gregory
  37. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime:: Mark Haddon
  38. The Lightening Thief :: Rick Riordan
  39. The Starter Wife :: Gigi Levangie Grazer
  40. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan:: Lisa See
  41. The First Hour I Believed :: Wally Lamb
  42. Elegance of the Hedgehog:: Muriel Barbery
  43. Memoirs of a Geisha :: Aurthur Golden
  44. Nineteen Minutes :: Jodi Picoult
  45. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 1):: JR Ward
  46. Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 2):: JR Ward
  47. Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 3):: JR Ward
  48. Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 4):: JR Ward

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Date Posted: 9/23/2010 11:05 AM ET
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I've read 72 books so far this year. Here's my list (broken down† by month):

September 2010

  • Island of Lost Girls, by Jennifer McMahon, ISBN 0-0614-4588-6
  • 20th Century Ghosts, by Joe Hill, ISBN 0-0611-4798-2
  • No Mercy, by Sherrilyn Kenyon, ISBN†0-3125-4656-4
  • Drums of Autumn, by Diana Gabaldon, ISBN 0-4402-2425-X

August 2010

  • A Touch of Dead, by Charlaine Harris, ISBN 0-4410-1783-5
  • What the Dead Know, by Laura Lippman, ISBN 0-0611-2886-4
  • Keeping Faith, by Jodi Picoult, ISBN 0-0608-7806-1
  • The Outside Boy, by Jeanine Cummins, ISBN 0-4512-2948-7
  • The Neighbor, by Lisa Gardner, ISBN 0-5535-9190-8
  • Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn, ISBN 0-3073-4155-0
  • People of the Earth: The New Pagans Speak Out, by Ellen Evert Hopman & Lawrence Bond, ISBN 0-8928-1559-0
  • Undone, by Karin Slaughter, ISBN 0-4402-4445-5
  • Powers, by Ursula K. LeGuin, ISBN 0-1520-5770-6


  • The Doctor's Wife, by Elizabeth Brundage, ISBN 0-4522-8691-3
  • Called out of Darkness, by Anne Rice, ISBN†0-3072-6827-6
  • The Turtle Warrior, by Mary Relindes Ellis, ISBN 0-1430-3452-9
  • The Likeness, by Tana French, ISBN 0-1431-1562-6
  • Frankenstein: Lost Souls, by Dean Koontz, ISBN 0-5538-0801-X
  • A Spot of Bother, by Mark Haddon, ISBN 0-3072-7886-7
  • Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult, ISBN 1-4165-4781-9
  • Cut, by Patricia McCormick, ISBN 0-4393-2459-9


  • The Doorkeepers, by Graham Masterton, ISBN 0-8439-5240-7
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, by Stephenie Meyer, ISBN†0-3161-2558-X
  • Sizzling Sixteen, by Janet Evanovich, ISBN†0-3123-8330-4
  • Voyager, by Diana Gabaldon, ISBN 0-4402-1756-3
  • Dragonfly in Amber, by Diana Gabaldon, ISBN 0-4402-1562-5


  • Black Hills, by Nora Roberts, ISBN†0-5151-4804-0
  • Angel, by Garry D. Kilworth, ISBN 0-8125-4284-3
  • The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, by Rebecca Wells, ISBN†0-0609-3062-4
  • Dead in the Family, by Charlaine Harris, ISBN†0-4410-1864-5
  • Fractured, by Karin Slaughter, ISBN†0-4402-4447-1
  • Witch & Wizard, by James Patterson†& Gabrielle Charbonnet, ISBN†0-3160-3624-2
  • Triptych, by Karin Slaughter, ISBN 0-4402-4292-4
  • The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff, ISBN†0-8129-7415-8
  • Beyond Reach, by Karin Slaughter, ISBN†0-4402-4293-2


  • Faithless, by Karin Slaughter, ISBN 0-4402-4291-6
  • Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon, ISBN 0-4402-4294-0
  • Bombshell, by Lynda Curnyn, ISBN 0-3732-5057-6
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, ISBN†0-0615-3796-9
  • Before the Flood, by Ian Wilson, ISBN 0-3123-0400-5
  • Bad Moon Rising, by Sherrilyn Kenyon, ISBN†0-3129-3436-X
  • Hero at Large, by Janet Evanovich, ISBN†0-0619-8594-5


  • Indelible, by Karin Slaughter, ISBN 0-0605-6711-2
  • Cleveland Cemeteries: Stones, Symbols & Stories,†by Vicki Blum Vigil, ISBN 1-8862-2825-6†
  • Secret Whispers, by V. C. Andrews, ISBN†1-4391-5497-X
  • The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland, by Jim DeFede, ISBN 0-0605-1360-8
  • The Robber Bride, by Margaret Atwood, ISBN 0-3852-6008-3
  • The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, ISBN†0-0605-3092-8
  • The Last Days of Dogtown, by Anita Diamant, ISBN 0-7432-2574-0
  • At the Stroke of Madness, by Alex Kava, ISBN 0-7783-2055-3
  • Final Scream, by Lisa Jackson, ISBN 0-8217-7712-2
  • The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant, ISBN 0-3121-9551-6


  • Storm Clouds, by Cheryl Wolverton, ISBN 0-3734-4223-8
  • Charming Billy, by Alice McDermott, ISBN 0-3853-3334-X
  • All that Lives, by Melissa Sanders-Self, ISBN 0-4465-2691-6
  • In The Woods, by Tana French, ISBN†0-1431-1349-6
  • The Program, by Gregg Hurwitz, ISBN 0-0605-3041-3
  • Picture Perfect, by Jodi Picoult, ISBN 0-4251-8550-8
  • Plum Spooky, by Janet Evanovich, ISBN†0-3123-8334-7
  • Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill, ISBN†0-0611-4793-1
  • Single Wife, by Nina Solomon, ISBN 0-4512-1211-8

January 2010

  • Coraline, by Neil Gaiman, ISBN 0-4395-7688-1
  • Twilight Children, by Torey Hayden, ISBN 0-0605-6089-4
  • Berserk, by Tim Lebbon, ISBN 0-8439-5430-2
  • Clear and Convincing Proof, by Kate Wilhelm, ISBN 0-7783-2077-4
  • The Dogs of Babel, by Carolyn Parkhurst, ISBN 0-3167-7850-8
  • The Lake, by Richard Laymon, ISBN 0-8439-5620-8
  • Life Expectancy, by Dean Koontz, ISBN 0-5535-8824-9
  • The Heavenstone Secrets, by V. C. Andrews, ISBN†1-4391-5495-3
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving, ISBN 0-3453-6179-2
  • Books of Blood Vol 1, by Clive Barker, ISBN 0-4250-8389-6
  • Life of Pi, by†Yann Martel, ISBN 0-1560-2732-1