Reading Wrap-up for July at Moonshine and Rosefire


Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month 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 July with 615 unread books lying around the house and ended the month with 606 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from Paperback Swap and Bookmooch and a Library Book Sale that we went to on the 20th.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Life Wish by Jill Ireland

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
Summer of the Red Wolf  by Morris L. West
Privileged Information by Stephen White 
Let the Magic Begin: Opening the Door to a Whole New World of Possibility by Cathy Lee Crosby 
Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher 
The Lives of Danielle Steel: The Unauthorized Biography of America’s #1 Best-Selling Author by Vickie L. Bane and Lorenzo Benet
The Carousel by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Devil’s Hunt by P. C. Doherty
Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
Dancehall by Bernard F. Conners
The Climb: Tragic Ambition on Everest by G. Weston Dewalt and Antoli Boukreev
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher
Commitments by Barbara Delinsky
Deadly Grace by Taylor Smith
Dream Country by Luanne Rice
God’s Other Son by Don Imus
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
The House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesey
The House on Hope Street by Danielle Steel
Jordan’s Bend by Carolyn Williford
McNally’s Folly by Vincent Lardo
The Orphan Game by Ann Darby
Right Next Door by Debbie Macomber
Shattered by Karen Robards
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright
After This by Alice McDermott
Bargello Magic: How to Design Your Own by Pauline Fisher and Anabel Lasker
By the Lake by John McGahern
The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Two Women: A Novel of Friendship by Marianne Fredriksson
The Unnatural Inquirer by Simon R. Green
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Anne McKevitt’s Style Solutions: 365 of the Freshest Looks, Smartest Tips and Best Advice For Your Home by Anne McKevitt
Betty Crocker’s Working Woman’s Cookbook by Betty Crocker
Blood Memories by Barb Hendee
Campbell’s Quick Easy Recipes by Patricia Teberg
Christmas Cross-Stitch by Better Homes and Gardens
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
– A Good Woman by Danielle Steel
– Islands by Anne Rivers Siddons
Nothing Lasts Forever by Sidney Sheldon
One Day by David Nicholls
One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel
Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs
A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler
The Peppered Moth by Margaret Drabble
Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink and Carol Brown Janeway
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
The Secret Hour by Luanne Rice
Trial by Fire by Terri Blackstock
Puppets by Daniel Hecht
Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Privileged Information by Stephen White
Skull Session by Daniel Hecht
The Haunted Mesa by Louis L’Amour
Harvest by Tess Gerritsen

Well, there it is…the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading month for me. Here’s a further breakdown:

Books Read: 9
Pages Read: 3,112
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

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

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight


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