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Subject: It's August 2020 - What Are You Reading?
Date Posted: 7/2/2020 8:52 PM ET
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  1. "Too Hard to Handle" (Black Knights Inc. #8) by Julie Ann Walker (A++++) "The Man" is back. Dan "The Man" Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He's hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan's number one priority. And this time she's ready. A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she's excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can't forget. And a secret that's going to change both their lives - if they can stay alive, that is.


  1. "Gastien: From Dream to Destiny" (Gastien #2) by Caddie Rowland (reading on a Kindle app on my computer)
  2. "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall" by Diana Gabaldon
  3. "More Than Words" "The Greatest Gift" by Diana Palmer "Shelternet" by Jan Richardson and Kathryn Babcock "Close Call" by Carla Neggers "Quilts from Caring Hands" by June Nielsen "Hanging by a Thread" by Emilie Richards "Memory Box Artist Program" by Tera Leigh "Small Packages" by Brenda Novak "The Motheread/Fatheread Literacy Program" by Dena Wortzel "Built to Last" by Susan Mallery
  4. "The Warrior" by Sharon Sala


  1. "Dark in Death" (In Death #46) by J.D. Robb
  2. "A Spark of Light" by Jodi Picoult (unabridged audio CD)

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Finished in June:  Murder, She Wrote  The Murder of Twelve  by:  Jessica Fletcher & Jon Land

                           Yes We Did  by:  Lawrence Jackson

                           The Knitter's Book of Socks  by:  Clara Parkes

                           Travel Guide to Port Charles  by:  Lucy Coe

Finished in July:  101 Salivations For The Love of Dogs  by:  Rachael Hale

Hope to get to in July:  In Pieces  by:  Sally Field  for book club

                                  Offer It Up  Book 2  by:  John Hart

                                  Sweet Water  by:  Christina Baker Kline

 Currently Reading:  My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry  by:  Fredrick Backman

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The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell

My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis


Finished:  August

Foreign Influence by Brad Thor

Book Doctor by Esther Cohen

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye

Contagious:  Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger

The Burglar by Thomas Perry

Open by Lisa Moore, short stories

A Painted House by John Grisham

Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places edited by Joseph Barbato & Lisa Weinerman


Finished: July

Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia by Carmen Bin Ladin

The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

Platinum Doll by Anne Girard

Don't You Forget About Me:  Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes ed by Jaime Clarke

America By Heart by Sarah Palin

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

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Heart of the Trail Mary O'Brien


The Tattooist of Auschwitz  Heather Morris

Close encounters of the Bovine Rosalie Cooper-Chase  DVM      

Hand to Mouth Linda Tirado

Crooked Hallelujah  Kelli Jo Ford

Ice Cream at Carrington's Alexandra Brown

Don't Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs  Paul Carter

Backstage Stuff Sharon Fiffer

The Music Shop Rachel Joyce

Catching Air   Sarah Pekkanen

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I'm back on a memoir kick.
Almost finished with Dreamgirl, My Life As a Supreme, by Mary Wilson, which is excellent, very readable.  Have always LOVED the Supremes, so the behind-the-scenes stuff is fascinating to me.
And just starting A Book, by Desi Arnaz.  Lately I've been watcing I Love Lucy every morning before work, and I am just enamoured with Desi Arnaz.  He is completely hilarious and loveable, so his memoir became a must for me.

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Finished this month: No Safe Secret by Fern Michaels, That Chesapeake Summer by Mariah Stewart, On Sunset Beach  by Mariah Stewart, Driftwood Point by Mariah Stewart, Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah, Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White, A Little Fate by Nora Roberts, Carolina Girls by Dorothea Benton Frank, Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes,  Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson, The Innocent by David Baldacci


Currently reading: Twilight Whispers by Barbara Delinsky


Books read in: 2014 - 95,   2015 - 98,   2016 - 98,   2017 - 107,   2018 - 108,   2019 - 113

Books read this year:  Jan. - 12,   Feb. - 9,   Mar. - 10,   Apr. - 17,   May - 8,   Jun. - 9,   July - 10,   August - 11

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