Reading Wrap-up For August 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 August with 864 unread books lying around the house and ended the month with 851 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from Bookmooch, Paperback Swap, a Library Book Sale that Mareena and I went to on the 16th and friends.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Rereads
– Guilt by Association by Susan R. Sloan

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
The Diary by Eileen Goudge
Kiss and Kill by Karen Young
Sandcastles by Luanne Rice
Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher
Prized Possessions by Avery Corman
Behind Closed Doors by Susan R. Sloan
A Nice Place to Live by Robert C. Sloane 
The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine 
A Perfect Divorce by Avery Corman  
Blood Beast by Don D’Ammassa 
The Heresy of Dr. Dee by Phil Rickman
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
Domestic Affairs by Eileen Goudge
Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
Blessings by Anna Quindlen
Blood in the Water: An Alice Rice Mystery by Gillian Galbraith
Bloody Irish: Celtic Vampire Legends by Bob Curran
Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Cold Justice by Jonnie Jacobs
The Collection by Bentley Little
The Country Diary Book of Crafts by Annette Mitchell
Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King
Do no Harm by Don Donaldson
The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver
The Evidence Against Her by Robb Forman Dew
Fly Away Home by Judith Kelman
Forces of Change: A New View of Nature by Daniel Botkin
Forever: A Novel by Pete Hamill
Gallows Lane by Brian McGilloway
Ghost Light: A Novel by Joseph O’Connor
A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber
Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
Holy Fools by Joanne Harris
House of the Hanged by Mark Mills
The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
The Jewels of Tessa Kent by Judith Krantz
Kill Her Again by Robert Gregory Browne
The Law of Similars by Chris Bohjalian
Mister X by John Lutz
The Murdered House by Pierre Magnan
The Newgate Jig by Ann Featherstone
No Naughty Cats by by Debra Pirotin and Sherry Cohen
Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons
One Ball Knits Purses: 20 Stylish Handbags Made with a Single Ball, Skein, Hank or Spool by Fatema Habibur-Rahman, Khadija Habibur-Rahman and Hajera Habibur-Rahman
Outside the Ordinary World by Dori Ostermiller
The Pact: A Love Story by Jodi Picoult
The Perfect Wife by Shari MacDonald
The PMS Outlaws by Sharyn McCrumb
The Rest of Her Life: A Novel by Laura Moriarty
Return to Sullivan’s Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Second Silence by Eileen Goudge
Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend: A Novel by Robert James Waller
Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer
Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
Suddenly by Barbara Delinsky
Taboo by Casey Hill
Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer
– There But For the Grace of God: Survivors of the 20th Century’s Infamous Serial Killers by Fred Rosen
Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
Twilight Whispers by Barbara Delinsky
What Happened to Sophie Wilder by Christopher Beha
Where the River Ends by Charles Martin
Philomena: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search by Martin Sixsmith  
100 Years, 100 Crosswords: Celebrating the Crossword’s Centennial by Peter Gordon
The Queen’s Fool: A Novel by Philippa Gregory

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))  
A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
The Hanging Tree: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash
Time Bomb by Jonathan Kellerman
My Name is Mary Sutter: A Novel by Robin Oliveira
Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge
The Bad Place by Dean R. Koontz
When the Wind Blows by John Saul
Hunter’s Blood by Jere Cunningham
Sliver by Ira Levin
Into Thin Air by Stan Washburn
An Isolated Incident by Susan R. Sloan
The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
Kiss and Kill by Karen Young
Watcher in the Dark by Beverly Hastings
A Patchwork Planet: A Novel by Anne Tyler
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
Nell by Nancy Thayer
Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe
Just Ask the Universe: A No-Nonsense Guide to Manifesting your Dreams by Michael Samuels
Family Pictures by Sue Miller

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

Books Read: 13
Pages Read: 4,514
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

So, there you go! The reading month that was August. 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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