Yearly Reading Wrap-up at Moonshine and Rosefire

 Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading year for yourselves. I am known as Rosefire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog. I originally posted my reviews over at my daughter’s blog, Emeraldfire’s Bookmark but am now in the process of transferring them all over to my own blog. My daughter makes blogging look like so much fun that I thought that I would try it out for myself! 🙂

Anyway, I started out January with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with…umm…uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this year came from Bookmooch and Paperback Swap and Library Book Sales. Quite a number of my books that I read this month left my house to go to new homes so that’s something I guess. 🙂

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Re-reads:
– Blessings by Belva Plain
A Paper Life by Tatum O’Neal

Duma Key by Stephen King
The Shadow Guest by Hillary Waugh
Life Lines by Jill Ireland


Changes to the TBR pile


Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier
The Green Man by Lee Mather
Snowbound: The Tragic Story of the Donner Party by David Lavender
False Witness by Dorothy Uhnak
Blood Sisters by Judith Henry Wall

One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon
The Architect by Keith Ablow
The Ruins by Scott Smith
Still Talking by Joan Rivers and Richard Meryman
The Sight of the Stars by Belva Plain
The Deadly Gift by Norah Lofts
Psychward by Stephen B. Seager, M. D.
Treasures by Belva Plain
Summer’s End by Danielle Steel
Running From the Law by Lisa Scottoline
Thinner by Stephen King
Whispers by Belva Plain
– Bride of Moat House by Norah Lofts
– The Midnight Hour by Karen Robards
– Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy
– Promises by Belva Plain
Quentins by Maeve Binchy
The Day of the Storm by Rosamunde Pilcher
A Secret Affair by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Back When we Were Grownups by Anne Tyler

Ordinary People by Judith Guest
A Summer Bird-Cage by Margaret Drabble
The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down by Andrew Young
– Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss
– Wither by J. G. Passarella
– Under Gemini by Rosamunde Pilcher
– Sleep Long, my Love by Hillary Waugh
– The Tarnished Eye by Judith Guest
Another View by Rosamunde Pilcher
Down by the Water by Caroline Upcher
Voices in Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
A Very Private Woman: The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer by Nina Burleigh
A Case of Need by Michael Crichton
Nora, Nora by Anne Rivers Siddons
The Desert Crop by Catherine Cookson
Colony by Anne Rivers Siddons
Nothing But the Best by Diane Masters
A Lady in the Lake: The True Account of Death and Discovery in Lake Placid by George Christian Ortloff
Blessings by Belva Plain
Julia by Peter Straub
Ruin Creek by David Payne
The Unholy by Michael Falconer Anderson
Homecoming by Belva Plain
The Forbidden Zone by Whitley Strieber
The Visitor by Jere Cunningham
The Perfect Summer by Luanne Rice
Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy
Celebrity Detox: (The Fame Game) by Rosie O’Donnell
Blessings by Anna Quindlen
The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Moment of Truth by Lisa Scottoline
The Sweet Taste of Burning: A Novel of the Occult by Paul Andreota
Woman Vanishes by Caroline Crane
The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon
Blind Eye: How the Medical Establishment Let a Doctor Get Away With Murder by James B. Stewart

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
Handsome Women by Judith Henry Wall
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Portrait of Her Private Years by Lester David
Eden Burning by Belva Plain
The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers
The Summit Sojourners by William Ridley
Cities of the Dead by Linda Barnes
Neighbors by Maureen S. Pusti
Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear by Peter Haining
Prime Evil: New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror by Douglas E. Winter
Erica Wilson’s Children’s World by Janet Wilson
Random Winds by Belva Plain
Hill Towns by Anne Rivers Siddons
– Missing: Missing Without Trace in Ireland by Barry Cummins
– Dead Air by Bob Larson
– Faithless by Karin Slaughter
– Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard
– Secrecy by Belva Plain
– Amazing World of Spiders by Janet Craig
– The House of Thunder by Dean Koontz
– The Covenant of the Flame by David Morrell
– Country Kitchen Collection: Fruit Basket by House Regency
– How to Know Wild Flowers: A Simple Aid to Flower Recognition by Alfred Stefferud
Elizabeth the Great: A Biography by Elizabeth Jenkins
You Cannot be Serious by John McEnroe
The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier
Island Murders by Wanda Canada
Audition: A Memoir Barbara Walters
– The Millstone by Margaret Drabble
– The Seven Sisters by Margaret Drabble
The Day of the Storm by Rosamunde Pilcher
Another View by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer
Victim of Love by Dyan Sheldon
The Banquet by Carolyn Slaughter
The Obedient Wife by Julia O’Faolain
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
London by Edward Rutherfurd
The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga by Edward Rutherfurd
The Covenant by Michael Falconer Anderson
Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
Hunter’s Blood by Jere Cunningham
The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier
The Good Mother by Sue Miller
Victims by Dorothy Uhnak
Needlepoint For Everyone by Mary Picken
Breaking Point by Daphne du Maurier
Change Baby by June Spence
The Servant by Robin Maugham
Doll’s Eyes by Bari Wood


Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier
Running From the Law by Lisa Scottoline
Houses Without Doors by Peter Straub
Dancers in Mourning by Margery Allingham

Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz
Sudden Mischief by Robert B. Parker
Perry Mason Solves the Case of the Lucky Loser by Erle Stanley Gardner
Rabbit Redux by John Updike
The Way Through the Woods by Colin Dexter
Small Vices by Robert B. Parker
The Uninvited by John Farris
The Ruins by Scott Smith
How to Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong
Plague Ship by Frank G. Slaughter
His Way by Kitty Kelley
Denial by Keith Ablow
Julia by Peter Straub
The Body in the Bouillon by Katherine Hall Page
Houses of Stone by Barbara Michaels
Immoral Certainty by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Brain by Robin Cook
The Advocate’s Devil by Alan M. Dershowitz
The Passion of Molly T. by Lawrence Sanders
No Mercy by John Walsh
Under Gemini by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Day of the Storm by Rosamunde Pilcher
Flowers in the Rain by Rosamunde Pilcher
Another View by Rosamunde Pilcher
Halfway Home: My Life ‘Til Now by Ronan Tynan
– Rage by Wilbur Smith
– Nickel Dreams: My Life by Tanya Tucker and Patsy Bale Cox
– That Camden Summer by LaVyrle Spencer
– Condor by Graham Masterton
– A Notorious Woman by Malcolm MacDonald
– Home Free by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
– Down by the Water by Caroline Upcher
– Just Desserts: The Unauthorized Biography of Martha Stewart by Jerry Oppenheimer
– You Have the Right to Remain Silent by Barbara Paul
Blood Shot by Sara Paretsky
Santa Fe Rules by Stuart Woods
A Lady in the Lake: A True Account of Death and Discovery in Lake Placid by George Christian Ortloff

Death of a Harvard Man by Simon Schama
Once Upon a Time: A True Tale of Memory by Harry MacLean
The Ice House by Nina Bawden
Suddenly by Barbara Delinsky
Fit For Life by Harvey Diamond
‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
The Queen Mother: The Story of Elizabeth, the Commoner Who Became Queen by Helen Cathcart
Kill me Again by Leslie Rule
The First Mrs. Winston by Rae Foley
Voices in Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
Wither by J. G. Passarella
The Spring of the Tiger by Victoria Holt
– The Three Theban Plays: Antigone/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles and Robert Fagles
– The Covenant by James A. Michener
– The Blue Corn Murders by Nancy Pickard
– The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer
– Moment of Truth by Lisa Scottoline
– The Girl on the Beach by Velda Johnston
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist: The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England by Daniel Pool
Doc by Jack Olsen
Looking For Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker
The Times of my Life by Betty Ford
Unanswered Cries: A True Story of Friends, Neighbors and Murder in a Small Town by Thomas French
Chocolate For a Woman’s Soul: 77 Stories to Feed Your Spirit and Warm Your Heart by Kay Allenbaugh
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
Never Let Them See You Cry by Edna Buchanan
A Very Private Woman: The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer by Nina Burleigh
The Children of Abraham by Marek Halter
The Desert Crop by Catherine Cookson
Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward
All I Could Get by Scott Lasser
Celebrity Detox: (The Fame Game) by Rosie O’Donnell
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
Cutthroat by Michael Slade
Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz
Ghosts by Ed McBain
She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb
The Genesis Code by John Case
Holy Pictures by Clare Boylan
The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
Death Row Women: Shocking Stories of America’s Most Vicious Females by Tom Kuncl
Arson and Old Lace by Sylvia Angus
The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
The Rosewood Casket by Sharyn McCrumb
QB VII by Leon Uris
The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy
Five For Sorrow, Ten For Joy by Rumer Godden
The Man Who Loved His Wife by Vera Caspary
Come Winter by Evan Hunter
Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Centurions by Damion Hunter
One Pair of Feet by Monica Dickens
Life of the Party: The Biography of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman by Christopher Ogden
A Painted House by John Grisham
The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Woman Vanishes by Caroline Crane
The Daughters of Cain by Colin Dexter
Glass People by Gail Godwin
Kiss me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier
The Complete Home Decorator: More Than 200 Practical Projects to Transform Your Home, With Over 1000 Color Photographs by Stewart and Sally Walton
The End of the Dream: The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up: Ann Rule’s Crime Files Volume 5 by Ann Rule
At Weddings and Wakes by Alice McDermott
Act of Darkness by Francis King
The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
Lincoln by Gore Vidal
Speak For the Dead by Margaret Yorke
My Sister the Moon by Sue Harrison
Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth
Britannia Mews by Margery Sharp
Cutco Cookbook World’s Finest Cutlery Volume 1 by Margaret Mitchell
Women’s Work by Anne Tolstoi Wallach
Timeless Healing by Herbert Benson
Taltos by Anne Rice
Sacrificial Ground by Thomas H. Cook
Blind Eye: How the Medical Establishment Let a Doctor Get Away With Murder by James B. Stewart
Ghost Train by Stephen Laws
Cabal by Clive Barker
The Misbegotten Son by Jack Olsen
The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd by Jana Bommersbach
The Keys to the Street by Ruth Rendell
The Doubleman by C. J. Koch
A Dark Place by Aaron Elkins
Castle Barebane by Joan Aiken
And a Voice to Sing With by Joan Baez
No More Dying Then by Ruth Rendell
The Widows of Broome by Arthur Upfield
The Fury by John Farris
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Flesh Wounds by Mick Cochrane
Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder by Ann Rule
Well, there it is…the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading year for me. Here’s a further breakdown:
Books Read: 66
Pages Read: 21,663
Grade Range: A+! to C!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2010! I hope that you all had an equally good reading year; if not a little better. 🙂 See you all next year! 🙂

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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