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 1,046 unread books lying around the house and ended December with 1,022 books unread. All of the books that I acquired this year came from Bookmooch, Paperback Swap, Library Book Sales and friends. Quite a number of my books that I read this year left my house to go to new homes so that’s something I guess. 🙂

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Rereads
– An Act of Love by Nancy Thayer
– Between Husbands and Friends: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
 The Haunted by Bentley Little
 Lovers All Untrue: A Novel by Norah Lofts
– Gad’s Hall: A Novel of the Supernatural by Norah Lofts
– The Sight of the Stars by Belva Plain
– Dancehall by Bernard F. Conners
– Ordinary People by Judith Guest
– Heartwood: A Novel by Belva Plain
– Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
– Every Last One: A Novel by Anna Quindlen
– Stardust by Robert B. Parker
– Fortune’s Hand by Belva Plain
The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
– Bed and Breakfast by Lois Battle
– Saving Face and Other Stories by Norah Lofts
The Deadly Gift by Norah Lofts
666 by Jay Anson

Changes to the TBR pile 

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
– 8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber
– Alone Yet Not Alone: Based on the True Story of Barbara and Regina Leininger by Tracy Michele Leininger
– Abide With Me: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
– The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill
– Big Girl: A Novel by Danielle Steel
– A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
– Ripley’s Believe it or Not!: Ghost Stories and Plays by Ripley’s Enterprises, Inc.
– Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
– A Density of Souls: A Novel by Christopher Rice
– The Wednesday Sisters: A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton
– Telling Lies to Alice by Laura Wilson
– The Golden Fleece by Norah Lofts
– I’d Know You Anywhere: A Novel by Laura Lippman
– Unnatural Causes by P. D. James
– The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve
– End in Tears by Ruth Rendell
– Flowers in the Rain and Other Stories by Rosamunde Pilcher
– The Amateur Marriage: A Novel by Anne Tyler
– See Jane Die: A Novel by Erica Spindler
– Groundswell: A Novel by Katie Lee
– The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
– Ellen Foster: A Novel by Kaye Gibbons
– Love in Bloom: A Novel by Sheila Roberts
– The Shack: A Novel by William P. Young
– On the Ropes: A Duffy Dombrowski Mystery by Tom Schreck

– Breathing Lessons: A Novel by Anne Tyler
– Eye Contact: A Novel by Cammie McGovern
– Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans
– The Dead Hour: A Novel by Denise Mina
– The Art of Mending: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg
– The Secret Keeper: A Novel by Kate Morton
– Other Worlds by Barbara Michaels
– The Christmas Promise: A Novel by Donna VanLiere
– A Good Woman by Danielle Steel
– I Couldn’t Love You More: A Novel by Jillian Medoff
– The Woods by Harlan Coben

Cover of Snow: A Novel by Jenny Milchman

– Guilty or Innocent? by Anita Gustafson
Total Joy by Marabel Morgan
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Domestic Affairs: A Novel by Eileen Goudge
Third Girl by Agatha Christie
Lost…and Never Found by Anita Gustafson
Secrets by Danielle Steel
– Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter
– Angell, Pearl and Little God by Winston Graham
Ghost Moon/The Empty Chair/Hawke’s Cove/The Color of Hope by Karen Robards, Jeffery Deaver, Susan Wilson and Susan Madison
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
– The Road Taken: A Novel by Rona Jaffe
Jane’s House/China: Alive in the Bitter Sea/Promises/Outrage by Robert Kimmel Smith, Fox Butterfield, Catherine Gaskin and Henry Denker
Addison House by Clare McNally
The Bridges of Madison County: A Novel by Robert James Waller
The Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart
The Art of Seeing: A Novel by Cammie McGovern
Daddy’s Little Girl/Without Fail/Flight Lessons/Three Weeks in Paris by Mary Higgins Clark, Lee Child, Patricia Gaffney and Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky
– Neighborhood Watch: A Novel by Cammie McGovern
Kramer Versus Kramer by Avery Corman
The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg
The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders
The Missing World: A Novel by Margot Livesey
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
The Friends by Rosa Guy
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer by Robert K. Tannenbaum and Peter S. Greenberg
The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! 🙂
– Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach
Vinegar Hill: A Novel by A. Manette Ansay
An Unexpected Family by Joan Mendlicott
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Silent Treatment by Michael Palmer
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
Promises of Change by Joan Medlicott
Overnight Float: A Mystery by Clare Munnings
The Other Family by Joanna Trollope
Moon Women by Pamela Duncan
The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
Evil Season by Michael Benson
Eve by Iris Johansen
Disturbed Earth by Reggie Nadelson
A Desirable Residence by Madeleine Wickham
Cooking Light Snacktastic!: Smart 150-Calorie Snacks That Keep You Satisfied by The Editors of Cooking Light
Come Walk With Me by Joan Mendlicott
Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin
– At Home in Covington by Joan Mendlicott
– Alone! Alone!: Lives of Some Outsider Women by Rosemary Dinnage
The Walking by Bentley Little
The Return by Bentley Little
The Association by Bentley Little
– When the Ghost Screams: True Stories of Victims Who Haunt by Leslie Rule
Ripley’s Bureau of Investigation: Ripley’s RBI: A Scaly Tale by Ripley’s Entertainment, Inc.
The Count and the Confession: A True Murder Mystery by John Taylor
Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Firestarter by Stephen King
The Deathstone by Ken Eulo
– The Bloodstone by Ken Eulo
– The Brownstone by Ken Eulo
– Before the Frost by Henning Mankell
 Land of Echoes by Daniel Hecht
– Good Girls Gone Bad by Jillian Medoff
– Deadly American Beauty: A True Story of Passion, Adultery and Murder by John Glatt
– Hunger Point: A Novel by Jillian Medoff
Very Old Bones by William Kennedy
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
– Southern Living 2006 Annual Recipes by Southern Living Magazine
Stone Creek: A Novel by Victoria Lustbader
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski
Shelter Me: A Novel by Juliette Fay
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
Redemption Falls: A Novel by Joseph O’Connor
Peace Like a River: A Novel by Leif Enger
The Ordeal by Ice: The Search For the Northwest Passage by Farley Mowat
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Language of Sisters: A Novel by Amy Hatvany
The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom
Hunting Sweetie Rose by Jack Frederickson
Dark Paradise by Tami Hoag
Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book by Better Homes and Gardens
Better Homes and Gardens Good Food and Fitness by Bonnie Lasater
Better Homes and Gardens Calorie-Trimmed Recipes by Better Homes and Gardens
All Unquiet Things: A Novel by Anna Jarzab
– The Sleeping Partner by Winston Graham
 The Grove of Eagles by Winston Graham
– The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr
– Three by Ted Dekker
– Breaking the Surface by Greg Louganis and Eric Marcus
– A Thousand Country Roads: An Epilogue to The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
– The Book of Planet Earth by Clint Twist
– The Associate by Phillip Margolin
– The Most Wanted by Jacquelyn Mitchard
– Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag
– The World’s Last Mysteries by Reader’s Digest
– Criminals: A Novel by Margot Livesey
– The World’s Last Mysteries by Reader’s Digest
Behind the Mask: A True Story of Obsession and a Savage Genius by Stella Sands
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories by Martin H. Greenberg, Robert H. Weinberg and Stefan Dziemianowicz

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
– Big Stone Gap: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani
– Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher
– The Amateur Marriage: A Novel by Anne Tyler
– The Beckoning by Virginia Coffman
– The Kennedy Women by Pearl S. Buck
– Ordinary People by Judith Guest
– The Shack: A Novel by William P. Young
– Fatal Dosage by Gary Provost
– Knit the Season by Kate Jacobs
– Under Gemini by Rosamunde Pilcher
– All He Ever Wanted: A Novel by Anita Shreve
– Sam’s Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson
– I’d Know You Anywhere: A Novel by Laura Lippman
– Love in Bloom: A Novel by Sheila Roberts
– In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
– The Wednesday Sisters: A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton
– Wishes on the Wind by Elaine Barbieri
– Heartwood: A Novel by Belva Plain
– Twins: A Novel by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland
– Save the Last Dance For Me by Judi Miller
– Soul/Mate by Rosamond Smith
– Groundswell: A Novel by Katie Lee
– Man, Woman and Child by Erich Segal
– Gad’s Hall: A Novel of the Supernatural by Norah Lofts
– Myself, my Enemy by Jean Plaidy
– End in Tears by Ruth Rendell
– Show of Evil by William Diehl
– So Far… by Kelsey Grammer
– Gerald’s Game by Stephen King
– Ellen Foster: A Novel by Kaye Gibbons
– Small Town Girl by Lavyrle Spencer
– A Nice Place to Live by Robert C. Sloane
– Eye Contact: A Novel by Cammie McGovern
– Breathing Lessons: A Novel by Anne Tyler
– On the Ropes: A Duffy Dombrowski Mystery by Tom Schreck
– Impulse by Michael Weaver
– Intent to Harm by Stan Washburn
– Now You Know by Kitty Dukakis and Jane Scovell
– Nighttime is my Time: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark
– Earthly Possessions by Anne Tyler
– The Tin Can Tree by Anne Tyler
– Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington by Mary Higgins Clark
– The Woods by Harlan Coben
The Christmas Promise: A Novel by Donna VanLiere
The Secret Keeper: A Novel by Kate Morton
The Bridges of Madison County: A Novel by Robert James Waller
The Art of Mending: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg
A Song For the Asking by Steve Gannon
Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship Based Eleanor Roosevelt’s Private Papers by Joseph P. Lash
Phoenix by Amos Aricha and Eli Landau
Guilt by Association by Susan Sloan- The Human Factor by Graham Greene
The Dead Hour: A Novel by Denise Mina
– Twice Kissed by Lisa Jackson
– Rose Madder by Stephen King
Calories and Carbohydrates by Barbara Kraus
All Through the Night: A Suspense Story by Mary Higgins Clark
While my Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
The Margaret Boyles Bargello Workbook: A Collection of Original Designs by Margaret Boyles
The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy

Holidays in Cross Stitch, 1990: The Vanessa Ann Collection by The Vanessa-Ann Collection
The Rich Are Different by Susan Howatch
Stardust by Robert B. Parker
The Tangent Objective by Lawrence Sanders
Irish History For Dummies by Mike Cronin
The Wee Book of Irish Wit and Malarkey by Sean McCann and Paul Ryan
Country-Style Stenciling: With 8 Ready-To-Use, Pre-Cut Plastics by Margaret Boyles
Cover of Snow: A Novel by Jenny Milchman
Heat by William Goldman
Guilty or Innocent? by Anita Gustafson
Bargello Magic: How to Design Your Own by Pauline Fisher and Anabel Lasker
Erica Wilson’s Embroidery Book by Erica Wilson
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
Lost by Gary Devon
Laceworks by Yoko Suzuki
Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter
Assumed Identity by David Morrell
King’s Oak by Anne Rivers Siddons
The Light at the End by John Skipp and Craig Spector
The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky
Lost…and Never Found by Anita Gustafson
Neighborhood Watch: A Novel by Cammie McGovern

Adam and Evil by Gillian Roberts
The Violet Closet by Gary Gottesfeld
The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
Domestic Affairs: A Novel by Eileen Goudge

Angell, Pearl and Little God by Winston Graham
– Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
– Nothing Lasts Forever by Sidney Sheldon
– The Sky is Falling: A Novel by Sidney Sheldon
– Reader’s Digest Condensed Books – Best Sellers 1989: The Negotiator/Gracie: A Love Story by Frederick Forsyth and George Burns
– Low Country by Anne Rivers Siddons
– Addison House by Clare McNally
– Remembered Laughter: The Life of Noel Coward by Cole Lesley
– Sandcastles by Luanne Rice
– Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
– The Diary by Eileen Goudge
– Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke by Patty Duke
– Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters
– Second Generation by Howard Fast
– Max by Howard Fast
– Suddenly by Barbara Delinsky
– Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons
– Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
Fallen Son by Mike Walsh
The Missing World: A Novel by Margot Livesey
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
Mercy Street: A Novel by Mariah Stewart
Love Kills: The Stalking of Diane Newton King by Andy Hoffman
– The Saving Graces: A Novel by Patricia Gaffney
The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer by Robert K. Tanenbaum and Peter S. Greenberg
Grave’s End: A True Ghost Story by Elaine Mercado, R. N.
The Senator’s Wife by Karen Robards
– No One Left to Tell by Jordan Dane
– Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag
– Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
– The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
– Like Water For Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel
Random Hearts by Warren Adler

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

Books Read: 85
Pages Read: 24,600
Grade Range: A+! to C+!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2015! 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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