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 1,047 unread books lying around the house and ended December with books unread. All of the books that I acquired this year came from authors, 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
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Changes to the TBR pile 

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
– A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block
Come Walk With Me by Joan Mendlicott
Vinegar Hill: A Novel by A. Manette Ansay

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! 🙂
The History Major: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Vinegar Hill: A Novel by A. Manette Ansay
– Alone Yet Not Alone: Based on the True Story of Barbara and Regina Leininger by Tracy Michele Leininger
Texas! Sage by Sandra Brown

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

Books Read: 4
Pages Read: 1,406
Grade Range: A+! to A!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2016! 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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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

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 905 unread books lying around the house and ended December with 1,100 books unread. All of the books that I acquired this year came from authors, Price ChopperNetgalley, 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
A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel by Scott Spencer
Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
– Now You Know by Kitty Dukakis and Jane Scovell
Still Talking by Joan Rivers and Richard Meryman
– Guilt by Association by Susan R. Sloan
– Circle of Three: A Novel by Patricia Gaffney
The Basement by Bari Wood
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
– The Miracle at St. Bruno’s by Philippa Carr
– Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler

Changes to the TBR pile Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
Grave’s End: A True Ghost Story by Elaine Mercado, R. N.
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
The Rest of Her Life: A Novel by Laura Moriarty
Homework: A Novel by Margot Livesey
Wildwood Road by Christopher Golden
Like Water For Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel
Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag
Preservation Hall by Scott Spencer
The House on Fortune Street: A Novel by Margot Livesey
The After House by Michael Phillip Cash
Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
What Lies Beneath: The Road to Hidden Harbor/Remember Me/Primal Fear by Anne Stuart, Joanna Wayne and Caroline Burnes
Random Hearts by Warren Adler
The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough 
The Senator’s Wife by Karen Robards
In Another Country by Susan Kenney
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer
Gallows Lane by Brian McGilloway
Best Friends by Martha Moody
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
– The Water Giver: The Story of a Mother, a Son, and Their Second Chance by Joan Ryan
The Kennedy Women by Pearl S. Buck
The Haunted by Bentley Little
The Moonflower Vine: A Novel by Jetta Carleton
Sam’s Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson
Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend: A Novel by Robert James Waller
The House on Hope Street by Danielle Steel
A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber 
Dreamthorp by Chet Williamson
Suddenly by Barbara Delinsky 
Blood in the Water: An Alice Rice Mystery by Gillian Galbraith
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Death at the Priory: Love, Sex, and Murder in Victorian England by James Ruddick
Between Husbands and Friends: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
Hush by Nancy Bush
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy
The Taker by Alma Katsu 
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
The Heresy of Dr. Dee by Phil Rickman
Blood Beast by Don D’Ammassa
A Perfect Divorce by Avery Corman 
The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine 
A Nice Place to Live by Robert C. Sloane
Behind Closed Doors by Susan R. Sloan
Prized Possessions by Avery Corman
Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher
Sandcastles by Luanne Rice
Kiss and Kill by Karen Young 
The Diary by Eileen Goudge
Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge
The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
My Name is Mary Sutter: A Novel by Robin Oliveira
– The Merry-Hearted Boys: Liam Clancy, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem by Ronald L. Leonard
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Under Dog and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
– Dream Country by Luanne Rice
The Man Who Died Twice by Lois Paxton
Who Killed my Daughter? by Lois Duncan
The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash
Nell by Nancy Thayer 
Watson’s Apology: A Novel by Beryl Bainbridge
– Spirit Lost: A Ghost Novel by Nancy Thayer
When Satan Wore a Cross: The Shocking True Story of a Killer Priest by Fred Rosen
– Custody: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
– Fire on Ice: The Exclusive Inside Story of Tonya Harding by Abby Haight and J. E. Vader and the Staff of The Oregonian 
– Last Wish by Betty Rollin
All Through the Night: A Suspense Story by Mary Higgins Clark
Cold Mountain: A Novel by Charles Frazier
The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King by James Patterson and Martin Dugard
While my Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky
The Guardian by Jeffrey Konvitz
Man, Woman and Child by Erich Segal 
Katie: The Real Story by Edward Klein
The If You Were Me and Lived In…Series by Carole P. Roman
The Captain No Beard Series by Carole P. Roman
I Want to do Yoga Too by Carole P. Roman
The Tin Can Tree by Anne Tyler
– Ashenden: A Novel by Elizabeth Wilhide
A Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler
– The Scapegoat/The Last Angry Man/The Muses Are Heard/The Fruit Tramp/The Enemy Below by Reader’s Digest Condensed Books: Volume 2 1957
– Earthly Possessions by Anne Tyler  
The Rose and the Yew Tree by Mary Westmacott
Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe
A Salty Tale of a Young Man’s Musical Dreams and Struggles in 1970’s Ireland by Cahal Dunne
– Daphne du Maurier: The Secret Life of the Renowned Storyteller by Margaret Forster
Love Kills: The Stalking of Diane Newton King by Andy Hoffman 
– The Affair: A Novel by Alicia Clifford
– Lost Souls by Michael Collins
– Time is a River: A Novel by Mary Alice Monroe
– The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
– The Rome Affair by Laura Caldwell
– Nurses Who Led the Way: Real Life Stories of Courageous Women in an Exciting Profession by Adele and Cateau de Leeuw
– Family Affairs by Andy Hoffman
– Sidney Sheldon’s Angel of the Dark by Tilly Bagshawe
– Siege by Domini Taylor
– So Far… by Kelsey Grammer
– Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe
Shooting at Loons by Margaret Maron
– Burnt Mountain: A Novel by Anne Rivers Siddons
Family Pictures by Sue Miller
 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber
White Widow by Jim Lehrer

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
Jumbo Crossword Pad Volume #13 by Kappa Press
The Mothman Prophecies: Based on True Events by John A. Keel
1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber
At Paradise Gate by Jane Smiley
Atonement by Ian MacEwan
Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor
Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber
The Code of the Hills: An Ozarks Mystery by Nancy Allen
December 6th by Martin Cruz Smith
– Deliver me From Evil by Mary Monroe
Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Barbara Olson
Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1929-1932 by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I Couldn’t Love You More by Jillian Medoff
It’s Always Something by Gilda Radner
Keep a Little Secret by Dorothy Garlock
The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs
The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Lucky: A Memoir by Alice Sebold
A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava
Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
Queen of Broken Hearts by Cassandra King
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog by Garth Stein
The Road Taken by Rona Jaffe
The Royal Family Quiz and Fact Book by Timothy B. Benford
Silent Murders by Mary Miley
The Sins of the Mother by Danielle Steel
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Three Wishes by Barbara Delinsky
The Triumph of Katie Byrne by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Where You Belong by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin
The Missing World: A Novel by Margot Livesey
All That Glitters by Thomas Tryon
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
The Babel Effect by Daniel Hecht
The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn
Collector’s Series Sum-Doku Puzzles 4-pack (Volumes 1, 5, 6, 7) by Dell Magazines
Poisonous Animals by Seymour Simon
Caroline, Caroline, What Are You Thinking? by Ronald L. Leonard
The World of Caroline by Ronald L. Leonard
The Legacy: A Novel by Katherine Webb
– The Monster of Florence: A True Story by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi
– Traditional Knitting by Amy Carroll
– Knitting: A Novel by Anne Bartlett
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
– The Empty Robe: The Story of the Disappearance of Judge Crater by Stella Wheeler Crater and Oscar Fraley
– The Knitting Diaries: The Twenty-First Wish/Coming Unraveled/Home to Summer Island by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Christina Skye
– Dark Digital Sky by Carac Allison
Broken Promises, Mended Dreams by Richard Meryman
Kramer Versus Kramer by Avery Corman
Hope: A Loss Survived by Richard Meryman
Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
Skeleton Canyon by J. A. Jance
Undone by Karin Slaughter
Ricochet by Sandra Brown
Tough Customer by Sandra Brown
Third Degree by Greg Iles
Snow in April by Pete Hamill
The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
The Short Prose Reader by Gilbert H. Muller and Harvey S. Wiener
Nighttime is my Time by Mary Higgins Clark
Queen of the Night by J. A. Jance
More Than Courage by Harold Coyle
No One Left to Tell by Jordan Dane
Marker by Robin Cook
The Last Juror by John Grisham
Fractured by Karin Slaughter
Entombed by Linda Fairstein
Echo Park by Michael Connelly
The Closers by Michael Connelly
Chill of Fear by Kay Hooper
Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
Broken by Karin Slaughter
Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter
Born to Die by Lisa Jackson
Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
The Queen’s Fool: A Novel by Philippa Gregory 
100 Years, 100 Crosswords: Celebrating the Crossword’s Centennial by Peter Gordon
Philomena: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search by Martin Sixsmith
Blessings by Anna Quindlen
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
Ghost Light: A Novel by Joseph O’Connor
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
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
Return to Sullivan’s Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Second Silence by Eileen Goudge
Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
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
Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
– Domestic Affairs by Eileen Goudge
– Keep Calm and Ask On: A No-Nonsense Guide to Fulfilling Your Dreams by Michael Samuels
The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Murderer Next Door by Rafael Yglesias
– Just Ask the Universe: A No-Nonsense Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams by Michael Samuels
– The Bridge at Chappaquiddick by Jack Olsen
Thirteen Moons: A Novel by Charles Frazier
Fast and Easy Home Decorating: An A to Z Guide to Creating a Beautiful Home With an Minimum of Time and Money by Elizabeth J. Musheno
Bonnie Prince Charlie by Moray McLaren
Maggie Colvin’s Home Style: Quick Make-Overs to Transform Your Home by Maggie Colvin – Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book by Denise L. Caringer
– Tracy Porter’s Home Style: Creative and Livable Decorating Ideas For Everyone by Tracy Porter
– $100 to $1,000 Makeovers: Maximizing Your Decorating Dollars by Brian Kramer
– Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman by Nuala O’Faolain
– At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
– Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
– The Dead Hour by Denise Mina
– Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
– In This Mountain by Jan Karon
– The Kennedys: The Third Generation by Barbara Gibson and Ted Schwartz
– Loss of Flight by Sara Vogan
– Secret For a Nightingale by Victoria Holt
– The Shack by William P. Young
– The Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart
– Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer
– Triangle: A Novel by Katharine Weber
– Twice Kissed by Lisa Jackson
– The Woods by Harlan Coben
– Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
– Christopher Lowell’s Seven Layers of Design: Fearless, Fabulous Decorating by Christopher Lowell
– Decorating Hints & Tips: More Than 2000 Practical Solutions to Help You Improve Your Home by Julian Cassell
– The Universe-ity: A Spiritual Education Using the Law of Attraction by Michael Samuels
– Decorating With Silk and Dried Flowers: 80 Arrangements Using Floral Materials of All Kinds by The Home Decorating Institute
– Make it Yours!: Customize and Personalize – the Trading Spaces Way! by Brian Kramer
– 48-Hour Makeovers: Get a New Look in a Weekend! by Brian Kramer
– Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – The Official Companion Book by Madison Press  
Mommy’s a Mole: Unraveling the Joan Webster Murder and Other Secrets in a CIA Family by Eve Carson
The Scapegoat/The Last Angry Man/The Muses Are Heard/The Fruit Tramp/The Enemy Below by Reader’s Digest
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
– Death Benefit: A Lawyer Uncovers a 20-Year Pattern of Seduction, Arson and Murder by David Heilbroner
Night Whispers: A Story of Evil by Emmett Clifford
Thin Wire: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Heroin Addiction by Christine Lewry
Evacuated!: Living on Indonesia’s Most Active Volcano by Kate Benzin and Rudy Tanjung
The Romanov Legacy by Jenni Wiltz
Advent of Perpetual Sorrows by A. A. Pencil
Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable
State of the Heart: Short Stories on Relationships, Love and Life by Nelton D’Souza
Summer of Firefly Memories by Joan Gable
Hook and Peter by Doram Jacoby
Chasing the Storm: A Thriller Novel by Michael Molsted
– Sleep in Heavenly Peace by M. William Phelps
Painted Red by Douglas Parks
Breaking Twig by Deborah Epperson
– The Sixth Sense by Lawrence Gold
Burnt Offerings by Michael Lister
– The Cut-Out by Jon King
– Bad Call: A Psychological Thriller by James Harper
– The Man Who Built Boxes and Other Stories by Frank Tavares
– Outrunning Josephine Finch by Kristine McCord
Hallowed by Bryant Delafosse
She Pulls off the Interstate by Eugene Ahn
People in the Walls by T. A. Crossbarn
– I am Flying: A Novelette by James F. Ross
– Hide and Seek by P. S. Brown
– The Royals by Kitty Kelley
– Ancient Egypt: Kingdom of the Pharaohs by Parragon Publishing
– History’s Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them: Illustrated Edition by Stephen Weir
Saving Ben by Ashley H. Farley
The Card Counter by James Kipling

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Jack and Jill by James Patterson
The Taker by Alma Katsu
Retribution by Jilliane Hoffman
A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel by Scott Spencer
The After House by Michael Phillip Cash
Blood Beast by Don D’Ammassa
Ben by Gilbert A. Ralston
Sidney Sheldon’s Angel of the Dark by Tilly Bagshawe
Reader’s Digest Condensed Books Volume 1 1958: The Green Helmet/Dunbar’s Cave/The Twentieth Maine/Life at Happy Knoll/The Horsecatcher/Sharks and Little Fish by Jon Cleary, John J. Pullen, John P. Marquand, Mari Sandoz and Wolfgang Ott
Edge of Glass by Catherine Gaskin
Gone by Kit Craig
Versions of the Truth by Richard Parrish
Miami, It’s Murder by Edna Buchanan
The Attorney by Steve Martini
The Great Potato Cookbook 250 Sensational Recipes for the World’s Favorite Vegetable by The Editors of Reader’s Digest
A Crime of Honor by Giovanni Arpino
Early From the Dance by David Payne
The Moonflower Vine: A Novel by Jetta Carleton
Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon
Daddy’s Girl: The Campbell Murder Case by Clifford Irving
Ellery Queen’s Memorable Characters: Anthology #50 by Ellery Queen
Defending the Truth by Richard Parrish
This Gun For Hire by Graham Greene
– Classic Mysteries: A Collection of Mind-Bending Masterpieces by Molly Cooper
Practical Healthy Eating by P3 Publishing
– The Book of Books: An Eclectic Collection of Reading Recommendations, Quirky Lists, and Fun Facts about Books by Les Krantz and Tim Knight
Ghost Island by Jan O’Donnell Klaveness
Practical Meat Dishes by P3 Publishing
Torture Killers II: More True Accounts of the Most Vicious Murderers Ever Caught! by Rose Mandelsberg
Gallows Lane by Brian MacGilloway
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition by Stephen King
Crow Hollow by Dorothy Eden
Grand Jury by Philip Friedman
– The Water Giver: The Story of a Mother, a Son, and Their Second Chance by Joan Ryan
The Tenth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders
Triptych by Karin Slaughter
Who Killed my Daughter? by Lois Duncan
– True Evil by Greg Iles
Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
We’ll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark
Winter Prey by John Sandford
– The Sleeping Lady: The Trailside Murders Above the Golden Gate by Robert Graysmith
No. 9 Belmont Square by Margaret Erskine
Middle of Nowhere by Ridley Pearson
Still Waters by Tami Hoag
Duma Key by Stephen King
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Quicksand by Iris Johansen
Shaman by Noah Gordon
Blood Brothers: The Inside Story of the Menendez Murders by John Johnson and Ron Sobel
Final Appeal by Joanne Fluke
The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
The Daughters of Cain by Colin Dexter
No Witnesses by Ridley Pearson
Play Dirty by Sandra Brown
Post-Mortem by Patricia Cornwell
Mercy by Julie Garwood
High Noon by Nora Roberts
Till we Meet Again by Judith Krantz
From the Corner of His Eye by Dean R. Koontz
Double Cross by James Patterson
Envy by Sandra Brown
Faithless by Karin Slaughter
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
– Never Let Them See You Cry: More From Miami, America’s Hottest Beat by Edna Buchanan
Dreamthorp by Chet Williamson
The LeBaron Secret by Stephen Birmingham
The Glass Virgin by Catherine Cookson
Aspen Gold by Janet Dailey
Final Scream by Lisa Jackson
Diana: Story of a Princess by Tim Clayton and Phil Craig
Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
Left to Die by Lisa Jackson
Requiem: Diana, Princess of Wales 1961-1997 – Memories and Tributes by Brian MacArthur
Cold Dawn by Carla Neggers
– The Bodyguard’s Story: Diana, the Crash, and the Sole Survivor by Trevor Rees-Jones and Moira Johnston
Montana Sky by Nora Roberts
River’s End by Nora Roberts
Most Likely to Die by Beverly Barton, Wendy Corsi Staub and Lisa Jackson
– The Wheat Field by Steve Thayer
Blood in the Water: An Alice Rice Mystery by Gillian Galbraith
– Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion by Michael Phillip Cash
The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice
House of Smoke by J. F. Freedman
Requiem For a Glass Heart by David L. Lindsey
Pretend You Don’t See Her by Mary Higgins Clark
Move to Strike by Perri O’Shaughnessy
Motion to Suppress by Perri O’Shaughnessy
Hush by Nancy Bush
– Dark Summer by Iris Johansen
– Crows’ Parliament by Jack Curtis
– The Beauty of Friendship by Kahlil Gibran
– What Matters Most: A Novel by Luanne Rice
– Cold as Ice by Anne Stuart
– The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
– At Risk by Patricia Cornwell
– The Chamber by John Grisham
– The Forgotten by Faye Kellerman
– The Switch by Sandra Brown
– Material Witness by Robert K. Tannenbaum
– Justice Denied by Robert K. Tannenbaum
– Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
– Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
Silent Victim by C. E. Lawrence
The House of Conflict by Iris Bromige
Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice
Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
The Ambush Murders by Ben Bradlee
Dark Lady by Richard North Patterson
Mitigating Circumstances by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
The Murder Book by Jonathan Kellerman
While my Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark
– The Night Crew by John Sandford
I’ll be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark
The Search by Iris Johansen
When Satan Wore A Cross: The Shocking True Story of a Killer Priest by Fred Rosen
The Heresy of Dr. Dee by Phil Rickman
Sights Unseen by Kaye Gibbons
The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine
The End of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
– The Forbidden Zone by Whitley Strieber
Family Pictures by Sue Miller
– Just Ask the Universe: A No-Nonsense Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams by Michael Samuels
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
– A Patchwork Planet: A Novel by Anne Tyler
Watcher in the Dark by Beverly Hastings
Kiss and Kill by Karen Young
The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
– 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
Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge
My Name is Mary Sutter: A Novel by Robin Oliveira
– Time Bomb by Jonathan Kellerman
A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
Copy Kat by Karen Kijewski
The Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon
Degree of Guilt by Richard North Patterson
Hide and Seek by James Patterson
The Clinic by Jonathan Kellerman
Heat by Arthur Herzog
The Summons by John Grisham
The Rainmaker by John Grisham
The Chamber by John Grisham
A Case of Need by Michael Crichton
Up Island by Anne Rivers Siddons
Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon
Capital Crimes by Lawrence Sanders
The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon
– The Day of the Storm by Rosamunde Pilcher
– Katie: The Real Story by Edward Klein
When the Wind Blows by John Saul
Cry For the Strangers by John Saul
– Hellfire by John Saul 
– Comes the Blind Fury by John Saul
– The Man Who Died Twice by Lois Paxton
The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash
Magic by William Goldman
– Christmas Cross-Stitch by Better Homes and Gardens 

– More Natural Cures Revealed: Previously Censored Brand Name Products That Cure Disease by Kevin Trudeau
– Sleepwalk by John Saul
Black Lightning by John Saul
– Watson’s Apology: A Novel by Beryl Bainbridge

– Spirit Lost: A Ghost Novel by Nancy Thayer
– The Select by F. Paul Wilson
– The Visitor by Jere Cunningham
– Thinner by Stephen King
– The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum
– Custody: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe
– Dead by Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer? by Ann Rule
– The Guardian by Jeffrey Konvitz
– Family Affairs by Andy Hoffman
Mistress of Falconhurst by Lance Horner
The Vines of Yarrabee by Dorothy Eden
– Whispers by Belva Plain
– Random Winds by Belva Plain
Morning Glory by Lavyrle Spencer
– Our Game by John Le Carre
– Needlepoint For Everyone by Mary Picken and Doris White
– Three-Dimensional Needlepoint by Gale Litvak
– Home Decorating With Needlecrafts by Linda Lee Lindgren
– Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt
– On the Beach by Nevil Shute
– So, Now You Know: A Compendium of Completely Useless Information by Harry Bright
Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash (2 copies)
The Hanging Tree: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash (2 copies)
The Love Killers by Jackie Collins
– A Tangled Web: A Novel by Judith Michael
Complete Guide to Creative Needlepoint by Jo Bucher
– The Captain No Beard Series by Carole P. Roman
The If You Were Me and Lived In…Series by Carole P. Roman 
I Want to do Yoga Too by Carole P. Roman
Shooting at Loons by Margaret Maron
– The Miracle at St. Bruno’s by Philippa Carr
Afterage by Yvonne Navarro
A Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler
If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler
James Connolly: ‘A Full Life’ by Donal Nevin
Cruel Doubt by Joe McGinniss
The Red Scream: A Novel of Suspense by Mary Willis Walker
Disobedience by Jane Hamilton
– Put Yer Rosary Beads Away Ma: A Salty Tale of a Young Man’s Musical Dreams and Struggles in 1970’s Ireland by Cahal Dunne (4 copies)
Time is a River: A Novel by Mary Alice Monroe
– Paige by Paige: A Year of Trading Spaces by Paige Davis
 

– To Turn the Tide by John F. Kennedy
– The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh
– The Hope: A Novel by Herman Wouk
– The Firm by John Grisham
– Lost Souls by Michael Collins
– The Affair: A Novel by Alicia Clifford 

– In the Presence of Enemies by William Jeremiah Coughlin
– Natural Cures ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau
City of Bones by Michael Connelly
Wifey by Judy Blume
– The Right Hand of Evil by John Saul
– The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It by David Niven, Ph.D.
Claudine’s Daughter by Rosalind Laker
Heritage of the River by Muriel Elwood
Breach of Duty by J. A. Jance
– A Matter of Honour by Jeffrey Archer
Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones
The Perfect Summer by Luanne Rice
– Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
Belonging: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
– Returning: A Spiritual Journey by Dan Wakefield
– English, Welsh, and Scottish Country Inns and Castle Hotels: A Travel Guide to Britain, Including 10 Itineraries and Descriptions of Over 100 Atmospheric Hotels by Karen Brown
“They Always Call us Ladies”: Stories From Prison by Jean Harris 

The Summer I Dared: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky  
Personal Injuries by Scott Turow
Family Album by Danielle Steel
– Iceberg by Clive Cussler
– 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber
– The Decline and Fall of the House of Windsor by Donald Spoto
– Burnt Mountain: A Novel by Anne Rivers Siddons
– December by Phil Rickman
– Charisma by Orania Papazoglou
– Chicken Soup For the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
– The Richest Season by Maryann McFadden
– Blood Test by Jonathan Kellerman
– The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

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

Books Read: 125
Pages Read: 36,162
Grade Range: A+! to B!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2014! 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

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 authors, Price ChopperNetgalley, 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
– Whispers by Belva Plain
– Trade-Off by Harrison Arnston
– A Rose For Virtue: The Very Private Life of Hortense, Stepdaughter of Napoleon I, Mother of Napoleon III by Norah Lofts
The People From the Sea by Velda Johnston
Life Lines by Jill Ireland
– The Day of the Storm by Rosamunde Pilcher
Nethergate by Norah Lofts

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
The Island: A Novel of Terror by Will Overby
– Heartwood: A Novel by Belva Plain
The Summer I Dared: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky
City of Bones by Michael Connelly
– Evidence of Blood by Thomas H. Cook
– The Richest Season by Maryann McFadden
– So Happy Together by Maryann McFadden
Heart-Shaped Box: A Novel by Joe Hill
Green Calder Grass by Janet Dailey
Heat by Arthur Herzog
Every Last One: A Novel by Anna Quindlen
Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
Upstairs, Downstairs III: The Years of Change by Mollie Hardwick
The Right Hand of Evil by John Saul 
Miami, It’s Murder by Edna Buchanan
The Strange Ones by Warren Smith
Falling Angels by Barbara Gowdy
Cemetery Girl by David Bell
Going All the Way by Dan Wakefield
The Hanging Tree: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash
Belonging: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
An Act of Love by Nancy Thayer
The Hiding Place by David Bell
The House by Bentley Little
Summer House: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
The Resort by Bentley Little
The Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon 
The Weight of Silence: A Novel by Heather Gudenkauf
Summer Breeze: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
Returning: A Spiritual Journey by Dan Wakefield
The Summer Visitors by Brooke Leimas
Rescue: A Novel by Anita Shreve
The Doctor’s Wife by Brian Moore
The Way we Were: A Novel by Marcia Willett
All the Numbers: A Novel by Judy Merrill Larsen
From a Buick 8: A Novel by Stephen King
Exceptional Acrostics to Keep You Sharp by Charles Preston 
Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons
The Sky is Falling: A Novel by Sidney Sheldon
– Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion by Michael Phillip Cash
– A Patchwork Planet: A Novel by Anne Tyler
– Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt
– The Red Scream: A Novel of Suspense by Mary Willis Walker
– A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel by Scott Spencer
– Mindbend by Robin Cook
Bloodroot by Amy Greene 
– The Wheat Field by Steve Thayer
– Island Murders by Wanda Canada
– Bloodprint: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Kitty Sewell
– A Crime of Honor by Giovanni Arpino
Twins by Roxanne Pulitzer 
A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein 
– Best Friends Forever: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
The Magdalena Curse by F. G. Cottam
– McNally’s Puzzle by Lawrence Sanders
– Hauntings: Is Anybody There? by Norah Lofts
– Hunter’s Blood by Jere Cunningham
After the Fire by Belva Plain
– Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash
The Fireman’s Wife and Other Stories by Richard Bausch 
The Glenna Powers Case by Hillary Waugh
Moon Shell Beach: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
Guilt by Association by Susan R. Sloan
The Last Time They Met: A Novel by Anita Shreve 
The Eighth Day by Brooke Leimas
Beachcombers: A Novel by Nancy Thayer 
In the Night Season: A Novel by Richard Bausch
Last Kiss by Luanne Rice
– Blood Brother: 33 Reasons Why my Brother Scott Peterson is Guilty by Anne Bird
– 11 Great Horror Stories Including “The Oblong Box” and “The Dunwich Horror” by Betty M. Owen 
First Things First by Barbara Delinsky
– Cypress Point by Diane Chamberlain
– A Room For the Dead by Noel Hynd
Everything Must Go by Elizabeth Flock
– Salt of the Earth: One Family’s Journey Through the Violent American Landscape by Jack Olsen
– Just After Sunset: Stories by Stephen King
His Other Wife: A Novel by Deborah Bedford
– Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty
One Last Dance by Eileen Goudge
Mercy Street by Mariah Stewart 
– Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope by Jenna Bush
The Empty House by Rosamunde Pilcher 
The End of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
– My Best Friend by Laura Wilson
– Sights Unseen by Kaye Gibbons
– A Little Death by Laura Wilson
– Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart
Beneath by Kit Tinsley
– The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors, the Story of Three Sisters by Juliet Barker
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
The Best of Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren
Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters
Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Quinn by Iris Johansen
 Heartbreak Hotel by Anne Rivers Siddons
– My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
“They Always Call us Ladies”: Stories From Prison by Jean Harris
The Gathering by Anne Enright
The Naked Face by Sidney Sheldon
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill 
As Max Saw It by Louis Begley
Temporary Sanity: A Crime Novel by Rose Connors
A Ruling Passion: Volume 1 by Judith Michael
The Wicked Wives: A Novel Based on a True Story by Gus Pelagatti
Tell me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon
Rose by Martin Cruz Smith
Shock Talk: The Exorcist Files by Bob Larson
Downtown by Anne Rivers Siddons
Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington by Mary Higgins Clark
An Isolated Incident by Susan R. Sloan

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
– The Great Potato Cookbook: 250 Sensational Recipes For the World’s Favorite Vegetable by Reader’s Digest Editors
– Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
– The Burning Air by Erin Kelly
Act of God by Susan R. Sloan
– The Beach House by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge
Beauty Beyond the Ashes: Choosing Hope After Crisis by Cheryl McGuinness and Lois Rabey
– The Accomplice by Elizabeth Ironside
– Adam and Evil by Gillian Roberts
– The Broken Cord by Michael Dorris
– Child of my Heart by Alice McDermott
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex
– Earthquake at Dawn by Kristiana Gregory and Mary Exa Atkins Campbell
– The Edge of the Sky by Drusilla Campbell
– A Happy Marriage by Raphael Yglesias
– Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
– I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass
– Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
– More Than Words Can Say by Robert Barclay
– Night Whispers by Judith McNaught
– Presumption of Death by Perri O’Shaughnessy
– The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
– The Prince of Darkness by P. C. Doherty
– The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
– See Jane Die by Erica Spindler
– Solomon’s Oak by Jo-Ann Mapson
– Winter’s Child by Margaret Maron
– Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
The Ladies’ Lending Library by Janice Kulyk Keefer
– Somebody Else’s Daughter  by Elizabeth Brundage
– The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
– A Family Affair by Mary Campisi
– From the Shadows + Snapped by C. J. Johnson
– Identity by Ted Dekker
– All For Anna by Nicole Desse
A Ruling Passion by Judith Michael
– September by Rosamunde Pilcher
– Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher
– A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir by Bill O’Reilly
– The Grey Woman and Other Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
– Life of Charlotte Bronte Volume 1 by Elizabeth Gaskell
– Life of Charlotte Bronte Volume 2 by Elizabeth Gaskell
Pinned: A Kentucky True Crime by Charles Massie
Kinsley Circle by Kevin Cowan
Lynnwood by Thomas Brown
– And Justice For Some: An Expose of the Lawyers and Judges Who Let Dangerous Criminals go Free by Wendy Murphy
The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown
Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley
Dying Voices by Laura Wilson
– Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel
– Blind to the Bones by Stephen Booth
– Dark Harbor by Stuart Woods
– The Elegant Gathering of White Snows by Kris Radish
– The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan
– The Eyrie by Stevie Davies
– Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
– The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
– In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin
– In the Dark: The True Story of the Blackout Ripper by Simon Read
– Interred With Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell
– Joshua by Joseph F. Girzone
– Last Wish by Betty Rollin
– Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
– Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
– Lost in the Forest by Sue Miller
– Mercy by Julie Garwood
– Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross
– Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
– Pearls by Colin Falconer
– People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
– A Place Called Home by Deborah Smith
– Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework: The Stitch-by-Stitch Guide to Practical and Creative Needlecraft by Editors of Reader’s Digest
– The Real Mother by Judith Michael
– Refined by Fire: A Family’s Triumph of Love and Faith by Brian and Mel Birdwell and Ginger Kolbaba
– Remembered Laughter: The Life of Noel Coward by Cole Lesley
– The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City’s Cold Case Squad by Stacy Horn
– Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig and Margaret Mitchell
– River, Cross my Heart by Breena Clarke
– Secrets Unveiled by Sheshena Pledger
– The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks
– Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey
– Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin
– The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
– When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
– The Whole Truth by David Baldacci
– The World is Bigger Now: An American Journalist’s Release From Captivity in North Korea…A Remarkable Story of Faith, Family, and Forgiveness by Euna Lee and Lisa Dickey
– You Are the Love of my Life by Susan Richards Shreve
– The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic
– The Lighthouse at the End of the World by Stephen Marlowe
Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke
– 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense by Al Sarrantonio
– Blood Beast by Don D’Ammassa
– Dos Santos: A Novel by Fernando de Aragon
Swimming to Elba: A Novel by Sylvia Avallone
Chickadee by Deborah Bedford
Family Matters by Deborah Bedford
– Two Moons: A Novel by Thomas Mallon
– Deadly Impulse by Olga Bicos
– Dying Cheek to Cheek by Diane K. Shah
Night Terrors by Dennis Palumbo
– Don’t Say a Word by Andrew Klavan
– Kiss and Kill by Karen Young
– Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline
– All Through the Night by Jayne Ann Krentz
– The Collected Stories by John McGahern
– Dance With Me by Luanne Rice
– Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
– First Offense by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
– Gap Creek: The Story of a Marriage by Robert Morgan
– How to Clean Practically Anything by Edward Kippel
– The Mill by Tracy Lamphere
– My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
– Silent Witness: The Karla Brown Murder Case by Don W. Weber and Charles Bosworth, Jr.
– A Special Relationship by Douglas Kennedy
– Stranger in Paradise by Eileen Goudge
– Summer of Roses by Luanne Rice
– Taker: An Immortal Love Story by Alma Katsu
– A Time For Dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin
– Big Girl: A Novel by Danielle Steel
– The Confession by John Grisham
– Sidney Sheldon’s Angel of the Dark by Tilly Bagshawe
Rand McNally Student’s World Atlas by Rand McNally
Candles Burning by Tabitha King and Michael McDowell
Deadly Evidence by Harrison Arnston
The Landlord by Ken Merrell
Light Source by Bari Wood
The Right Wrong Number: A Short Story by Barbara Delinsky
Every Word: Crossings by Amazon Digital Services
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Grey Woman and Other Tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Curious, if True: Strange Tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
– Lady Audley’s Secret by M. E. Braddon
The Thing From the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
The Thames Valley Catastrophe by Grant Allen
The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker
The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker
The Haunted House by Charles Dickens
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Ice Trap: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Kitty Sewell
Horn Pattern by Gretta Hines
The 228 Legacy by Jennifer J. Chow
Pray For us Sinners by Peter S. Fischer
The Paradise Trees by Linda Huber
Poor Little Dead Girls by Lizzie Friend
The Back Road by Rachel Abbott
Preservation Hall by Scott Spencer
The Rich Man’s Table by Scott Spencer
The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler
Bound by Blood and Brimstone by D. L. Dunaway
Two Sides of a Heartbeat by DeLaine Roberts
Black Cross by Greg Isles
Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Toibin
Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble
Don’t Tell by Karen Rose
Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson
The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
In the Kitchen: A Novel by Monica Ali
The Loop by Nicholas Evans
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
A New Song by Jan Karon
Sandcastles by Luanne Rice
The Sea by John Banville
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
Willing by Scott Spencer
Swim: An eShort Story by Jennifer Weiner
The Sea Glass Sisters: Prelude to the Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 2 by Edgar Allan Poe
James Connelly: ‘A Full Life’ by Donal Nevin
Lindbergh: The Crime by Noel Behn
Needful Things by Stephen King
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
The Shadow Hunter by Michael Prescott
The Black Book by Ian Rankin
The Children’s Hour by Douglas Clegg
Lonely Planet Ireland by Tom Smallman, Steve Fallon and Pat Yale
Penny Press/Dell Variety Puzzles Magazine: 24 Pack by Penny Press/Dell Magazine Publications
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 1 by Edgar Allan Poe
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 3 by Edgar Allan Poe
Superb Crosswords Magazine Jumbo Issue: Volume 125 by Kappa Press
Penny Press On the Go Sudoku Magazine: October 2013 by Penny Press
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4 by Edgar Allan Poe
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 5 by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Poetical Works by Edgar Allan Poe
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson
The Haunted by Bentley Little
Me and Emma by Elizabeth Flock
Freddy’s House by David Jester
Welcome to Moon Hill by Anthony J. Rapino
Tortured Memory by Lawrence Gold
Five, Six…Grab Your Crucifix by Willow Rose
The Spook House by Paul Emil
The Darkness of Shadows by Chris Little
The Druggist by Todd Croak-Falen
Great Kitchen Secrets: As Seen on TV by Chef Tony Notaro
The Park by Shane Jeffery
Where the Teddy Bears Have Their Picnic by C. M. Adams
No Cure For Murder by Lawrence Gold
Ghosts by John Banville
Chain of Souls: Salem VI by Jack Heath and John Thompson
The Demon Signet by Shawn Hopkins
The White Door by G. J. Owens
Scars on the Face of God: The Devil’s Bible by C. G. Bauer
They Only Come Out at Night by F. Kearney
Bad Apple by Clay Held
The Mummifier’s Daughter: A Novel in Ancient Egypt by Nathaniel Burns
Morehouse Farm Critter Knits: 20 Easy Patterns & Designs for Animal Scarves, Hats & Mittens by Margrit Lohrer
Hidden Lives by Douglas Adamson
A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson
True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders by Dina Di Mambro
Who Knew? The Best of Volumes 1 and 2 by Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina Lubin
Who Knew? Volume 3 by Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina Lubin
The Descent: Book 3 of the Taker Trilogy by Alma Katsu
The Meaning of Children by Beverly Akerman
Cedar Hollow by Tracey Smith
The Woman in the Photograph by Mani Feniger
Once More From the Top by Nan Reinhardt
204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber
The Affair: A Novel by Alicia Clifford
All the Colors of Darkness by Peter Robinson
Alma Rose by Edith Forbes
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
Another City, Not my Own: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir by Dominick Dunne
Are You Afraid of the Dark? by Sidney Sheldon
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
Barefoot in the Sun by Roxanne St. Claire
Best Friends by Martha Moody
A Bigamist’s Daughter by Alice McDermott
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
Burnt Mountain: A Novel by Anne Rivers Siddons
Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives by Katie Hickman
The Decline and Fall of the House of Windsor by Donald Spoto
The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon
Evenfall by Liz Michalski
Family Pictures by Sue Miller
Fergie Confidential: The Real Story by Chris Hutchins and Peter Thompson
Fire on Ice: The Exclusive Inside Story of Tonya Harding by J. E. Vader and Abby Haight
Genie: A Scientific Tragedy by Russ Rymer
Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
A Matter of Justice by Charles Todd
The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
My Sergei: A Love Story by Ekaterina Gordeeva and E. M. Swift
Neighborhood Watch by Cammie McGovern
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Nobody Believes Me by Molly Katz
The Office of Desire by Martha Moody
Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge
The Other Side of the Rainbow: Behind the Scenes on the Judy Garland Television Series by Mel Torme
Pearl by Mary Gordon
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Ride Into Morning: The Story of Tempe Wick by Ann Rinaldi
The Rope Walk by Carrie Brown
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Shooting at Loons by Margaret Maron
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The Summer we Fell Apart by Robin Antalek
Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
To Trust a Stranger by Karen Robards
The Touch by Colleen McCullough
True Evil: A Novel by Greg Iles
Truth and Consequence by Angela Britnell
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
What Matters Most: A Novel by Luanne Rice
White Doves at Morning by James Lee Burke
White Widow by Jim Lehrer
The World Below by Sue Miller
The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr
Pride and Honour: The Battle For Saxony by Nathaniel Burns
Four Letters of Love: The Profundity of Love by Vivek Sharma
The Ultimate Mystery Thriller Horror Box Set by Taylor Lee, J. Thorn, Cathy Perkins, Nolan Radke, Richter Watkins, Thomas Morrisey and David Weisman
So What! Stories or Whatever! by G. J. Griffiths
Siren on the Square by Augustine Tagaste
Memory Scents: A Psychological Thriller by Gayle Eileen Curtis
The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke
A First-Name Basis by Patricia Traxler
Even More Ketchup than Salsa: The Final Dollop by Joe Cawley
Roaring Mountain: A True Story by Shirley Gray
The Bracelet: A Novel of Life, Sorrow, and Love by C. A. Deslauries
Broken Wing by Anna Klay
Quail Crossings by Jennifer McMurrain
That Kind of Girl by Christy Ogilvie
Therapy For Ghosts by Eric Praschan
Chasing the Demons by Eamon Moroney
Edgewise by Jan Stites
– Welcome to Our Home – Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart by Editors of FaveCrafts
– Taking Flight by Adrian R. Magnuson
– For Love of Words by Dacia Wilkinson
– Surface Children: A Book of Short Stories by Dean Blake
– God Said Woof by Rick Gatzby
– Wink by Eric Trant
– The Basement by Chad P. Brown
– Viral House by Joe Sharp
– Daphne Du Maurier: The Secret Life of the Renowned Storyteller by Margaret Forster
– The Keeper by R. L. Mosz
– The Accidental Exorcist by Joshua Graham
– The Clinic by David Jester
– Long Time Coming by Edie Claire
– The Dartmouth Murders by Eric Francis
– Killing Faith by Eric Meyer
– American Crow by Jack Lacey
– Persona: A Psychological Thriller by Marc Horn
– Stark Warning by James Raven
– Dark Eros: A Novel of Suspense by H. Raven Rose
– Sense Memory by Brion J. Humphey
– A Christmas House by Mary Miller
– The Good Lawyer: A Novel by Thomas Benigno
– Blood and Gasoline by Elias Anderson
– The Monster Man of Horror House by Danny King
Mouse: A Psychological Thriller and Murder Mystery by D. M. Mitchell
– Floor Four by A. Lopez, Jr.
– All the Talk is Dead by Michael Ebner
– Pawnbroker by Jerry Hatchett
– Untogether Lives: Short Stories by Andy P. Jones
– Escape, a New Life by David Antocci
Abacus by Josh Burton

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
The House of Thunder by Dean R. Koontz
Blind Love: The True Story of the Texas Cadet Murders by Peter Meyer
Cold Kill: The True Story of a Murderous Love by Jack Olsen
To Die is Not Enough: A True Account of Murder and Retribution by Donald Delano Wright
Blood Red Roses by Margaret Lawrence
A Passion For Life: The Biography of Elizabeth Taylor by Donald Spoto
Two-Minute Mysteries Collection by Donald J. Sobel
Nora, Nora by Anne Rivers Siddons
Devil’s Gate by Elizabeth Ergas
A Cold Mind by David L. Lindsay
Demon Summer by Elaine Booth Selig
The Carousel by Rosamunde Pilcher
Change Baby by June Spence
Convictions: My Journey From Convent to Courtroom by Arlene Violet
Windswept by Mary Ellen Chase
Islands by Anne Rivers Siddons
The Wicked Wives: A Novel Based on a True Story by Gus Pelagatti
Dead Air by Bob Larson
The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
Temporary Sanity: A Crime Novel by Rose Connors
Wife Found Slain by Caroline Crane
The Ryer Avenue Story by Dorothy Uhnak
Mila 18 by Leon Uris
The Hampton Sisters by Bernard F. Conners
Eyes of a Child by Richard North Patterson
Manhattan by Neal Travis
Lines and Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh
Survivor by Christina Crawford
What Your Birthday Reveals About You: 366 Days of Astonishingly Accurate Revelations About Your Future, Your Secrets, and Your Strengths by Phyllis Vega
The Books of Rachel by Joel Gross
Mazes and Monsters by Rona Jaffe
Kat’s Cradle by Karen Kijewski
Possessions by Judith Michael
Quinn by Iris Johansen
The Gathering by Anne Enright
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
The Good Mother by Sue Miller
Fling by Pamela Beck and Patti Massman
Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
Breaking the Trust by Lucy Clare
The Servants of Twilight by Dean R. Koontz
The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors, the Story of Three Sisters by Juliet Barker
Margaret Trudeau: The Prime Minister’s Runaway Wife by Felicity Cochrane
Beneath by Kit Tinsley
The Goodbye Summer by Patricia Gaffney
Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters
Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart
Full Circle by Danielle Steel
Theirs Was the Kingdom by R. F. Delderfield
The Empty House by Rosamunde Pilcher
My Best Friend by Laura Wilson
Life Wish by Jill Ireland
Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope by Jenna Bush
The Fifth Vial by Michael Palmer
Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty
His Other Wife: A Novel by Deborah Bedford
The Naked Face by Sidney Sheldon
The Secret Hour by Luanne Rice
Everlasting by Nancy Thayer
Downtown by Anne Rivers Siddons
Heartbreak Hotel by Anne Rivers Siddons
Hill Towns by Anne Rivers Siddons
Salt of the Earth: One Family’s Journey Through the Violent American Landscape by Jack Olsen
The Dark Fantastic by Stanley Ellin
Chameleon by William Diehl
First Things First by Barbara Delinsky
The Man With the Candy: The Story of the Houston Mass Murders by Jack Olsen
A Room For the Dead by Noel Hynd
Blood Dreams by Jack MacLane
Memories of Another Day by Harold Robbins
11 Great Horror Stories Including “The Oblong Box” and “The Dunwich Horror” by Betty M. Owen
Irresistible Impulse by Robert K. Tanenbaum
In the Night Season: A Novel by Richard Bausch
The Glenna Powers Case by Hillary Waugh
Blood of the Impaler by Jeffrey Sackett
The Fireman’s Wife and Other Stories by Richard Bausch
Hauntings: Is Anybody There? by Norah Lofts
To Dance With Kings by Rosalind Laker
The Settlers by Vilhelm Moberg
A Place to Call Home by Deborah Smith
Fresh Disasters by Stuart Woods
The Big War by Anton Myrer
The Magdalena Curse by F. G. Cottam
Deadly Sleep by John Applegate
10th Anniversary by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Moon Shell Beach: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
Darkness by John Saul
Nathaniel by John Saul
Second Child by John Saul
Shock Talk: The Exorcist Files by Bob Larson
Bloodprint: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Kitty Sewell
Nightshade by John Saul
Mindbend by Robin Cook
Kitchen Candlecrafting by Ruth Monroe
Bloodroot by Amy Greene
Coroner at Large by Thomas T. Noguchi, M. D. and Joseph DiMona
North From Rome by Helen MacInnes
Island Murders by Wanda Canada
Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion by Michael Phillip Cash
The Eighth Day by Brooke Leimas
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
Neither Five Nor Three by Helen MacInnes
Dreams and Miracles: How God Speaks Through Your Dreams by Ann Spangler
A Place Called Saturday by Mary Astor
One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity by Debbie Macomber
Crossroads by Belva Plain
Right Next Door by Debbie Macomber
Hunter’s Moon by Carole Mortimer
The Stone Bull by Phyllis A. Whitney
The Glass Flame by Phyllis A. Whitney
Kept in the Dark by Nina Bawden
The Way we Were: A Novel by Marcia Willett
The Summer Visitors by Brooke Leimas
All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
Summer Breeze: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Cypress Point by Diane Chamberlain
Over the Edge by Jonathan Kellerman
Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell
Comes the Blind Fury by John Saul
Everything Must Go by Elizabeth Flock
A Rose For Virtue: The Very Private Life of Hortense, Stepdaughter of Napoleon I, Mother of Napoleon III by Norah Lofts
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
The Resort by Bentley Little
Blood Brother: 33 Reasons my Brother Scott Peterson is Guilty by Anne Bird
Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss
Down to a Sunless Sea by David Poyer
The House by Bentley Little (2 copies)
Lightning by Danielle Steel
Best Friends Forever: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
The Hiding Place by David Bell
From a Buick 8: A Novel by Stephen King
The Search For the Girl With the Blue Eyes: An Unforgettable Venture Into the Shadowy World of Reincarnation by Jess Stearns
A Little Death by Laura Wilson
– The Doctor’s Wife by Brian Moore
– Falling Angels by Barbara Gowdy
The Strange Ones by Warren Smith
Moths: A Novel by Rosalind Ashe
The Hanging Tree: A Novel by Michael Phillip Cash
The People From the Sea by Velda Johnston
Summer House: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
Inventing Memory: A Novel of Mothers and Daughters by Erica Jong
Expensive People by Joyce Carol Oates
Echoes by Maeve Binchy
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Cemetery Girl by David Bell
Friends in High Places by Donna Leon
The Walker in Shadows by Barbara Michaels
Heart-Shaped Box: A Novel by Joe Hill
Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell 
– So Happy Together by Maryann McFadden
The Human Factor by Graham Greene
– For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
The Pardon by James Grippando
Only You by Cynthia Victor

– Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft by H. P. Lovecraft
– Ceremony of the Innocent by Taylor Caldwell
– Upstairs, Downstairs III: The Years of Change by Mollie Hardwick
The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver
– Death in Venice and Seven Other Stories by Thomas Mann
– All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald
Evidence of Blood by Thomas H. Cook
Eternal Fire by Calder Willingham
The Island: A Novel of Terror by Will Overby

Well, there it is…the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading year for me. Here’s a further breakdown:
Books Read: 119
Pages Read: 38,710
Grade Range: A+! to B+!
So, there you go! The reading year that was 2013! 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

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 authors, Bookmooch, Paperback Swap and Library Book Sales. 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:

Re-reads
True Crime by Andrew Klavan
A Song For the Asking by Steve Gannon 
– Survivor by Christina Crawford
Saving Face and Other Stories by Norah Lofts
Bad Desire by Gary Devon
– The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
– The Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere
A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer
The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy
Devil’s Gate by Elizabeth Ergas 
Life Wish by Jill Ireland
Horror House by J. N. Williamson 
Beyond Reason by Margaret Trudeau
The Good Mother by Sue Miller
The Manhood Ceremony by Ross Berliner
Up Island by Anne Rivers Siddons
Echoes by Maeve Binchy

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler 
Classic Mysteries: A Collection of Mind-Bending Masterpieces by Molly Cooper
Kept in the Dark by Nina Bawden
Julian’s House by Judith Hawkes
My Soul to Keep by Judith Hawkes
Low Country by Anne Rivers Siddons
The Secret Hour by Luanne Rice
Emma Hamilton by Norah Lofts
Sliver by Ira Levin
The Goodbye Summer by Patricia Gaffney
Black Coffee by Agatha Christie and Charles Osborne
Cold Kill: The True Story of a Murderous Love by Jack Olsen
Nothing Lasts Forever by Sidney Sheldon
Scrolls of Darkness by Paul Henry Johnson
Disobedience by Jane Hamilton
– Coroner by Thomas T. Noguchi, M. D. and Joseph DiMona
Spectre Nightmares and Visitations by Pamela K. Kinney
Islands by Anne Rivers Siddons
– Margaret Trudeau: The Prime Minister’s Runaway Wife by Felicity Cochrane
– At Paradise Gate by Jane Smiley
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright
Duplicate Keys by Jane Smiley
The President’s Lady: A Novel About Rachel and Andrew Jackson by Irving Stone 
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
Coroner at Large by Thomas T. Noguchi, M. D. and Joseph Dimona
– Shades of Souls Passed: True Accounts of Ghostly Encounters in Madison County, New York by Teresa R. Andrews
– Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
13 by Philip Loraine
Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon
Scare Tactics by John Farris 
To Die is Not Enough: A True Account of Murder and Retribution by Donald Delano Wright
An American Love Story by Rona Jaffe
All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve
A Village Affair by Joanna Trollope
One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel
While I Was Gone by Sue Miller 
Dancehall by Bernard F. Conners 
The Uncanny by Andrew Klavan
Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
Unsolved Mysteries…Stranger Than Fiction by Clifford L. Linedecker
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
The Devil’s Hunt by P. C. Doherty
The Carousel 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
Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
Let the Magic Begin: Opening the Door to a Whole New World of Possibility by Cathy Lee Crosby
Privileged Information by Stephen White 
Summer of the Red Wolf  by Morris L. West
Sunset in St. Tropez by Danielle Steel
The Rector’s Wife by Joanna Trollope
Hollywood’s Greatest Love Stories by Dick Kliener 
The Hampton Sisters by Bernard F. Conners
Wife Found Slain by Caroline Crane
The Letters by Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger
The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe
The Servant by Robin Maugham
Lullaby and Good Night by Vincent Bugliosi and William Stadiem
Anima by Marie Buchanan
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger 
Sally: Unconventional Success by Sally Jessy Raphael and Pam Proctor
The White Voyage by John Christopher
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
A Sight For Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell
The Saints and Sinners of Okay County by Dayna Dunbar
Looking For Peyton Place by Barbara Delinsky
Crooked House by Agatha Christie
Only You by Cynthia Victor
Endless Night by Agatha Christie
Dead Run by Erica Spindler
Common Ground by Helen Stancey
Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons
The Case of Lucy Bending by Lawrence Sanders
Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties by Sara Davidson
Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Crescent City by Belva Plain
Now You Know by Kitty Dukakis and Jane Scovell
My Beloved Son by Catherine Cookson 
Claudia’s Shadow by Charlotte Vale Allen
– Dear Doctor Lily by Monica Dickens
 Malice by Danielle Steel
Family Treason: The Walker Spy Case by Jack Kneece
The Haunted Mesa by Louis L’Amour
Change Baby by June Spence
Fortune’s Hand by Belva Plain
Crossroads by Belva Plain
Hill Towns by Anne Rivers Siddons
Trust by Kate Veitch
The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers
The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier 
Winter Harvest by Norah Lofts
To the Devil a Daughter by Dennis Wheatley

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Legacy of Silence by Belva Plain
Daybreak by Belva Plain
Impulse: Three Complete Novels by Barbara Delinsky, Tess Gerritsen and Linda Howard
Lost by Gary Devon
Rage by Elizabeth Ergas
The Ice Bridge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
The Calling by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
– Evil Stalks the Night by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
The Bait by Dorothy Uhnak
Chill of Summer by Carol Brennan
A Child’s Garden of Death by Richard Forrest 
Skyward by Mary Alice Monroe
– Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
Girl in the Mirror by Mary Alice Monroe
Almost Golden: Jessica Savitch and the Selling of Television News by Gwenda Blair
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
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
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
One Day by David Nicholls
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
Trial by Fire by Terri Blackstock
Puppets by Daniel Hecht
Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
The Animal Hour by Andrew Klavan
Pyramid of Skulls: A Novel of Timur, Warrior and Emperor by Martin Fructman
Haunted Richmond II by Pamela K. Kinney
Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales by Pamela K. Kinney
– The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King by James Patterson and Martin Dugard
The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
The Political Trial of Benjamin Franklin: A Prelude to the American Revolution by Kenneth Lawing Penegar
The Captains’ Airline: Pushing Back From the Brink by Art Samson
Heartbreak Hotel by Anne Rivers Siddons
– In the Shadow of the School: Memories of Growing up in Rural North Kerry in the 1950’s by Dick Carmody
– Silver Wedding by Maeve Binchy
– Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington by Mary Higgins Clark
Downtown by Anne Rivers Siddons
– Prey by Linda Howard
– Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
– 44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel
– Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
– An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor
– Darkness, my Old Friend by Lisa Unger

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey
The Spanish Bridegroom by Jean Plaidy
Insomnia by Stephen King
To the Devil a Daughter by Dennis Wheatley
The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers
Easy Peasy by Lesley Glaister
– Miracle by Irving Wallace
– A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer
– The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Mormon Murders by Gregory White Smith and Steven Naifeh
– The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier
– Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk
The Covenant of the Flame by David Morrell
The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin
– The Serpent’s Mark by Robert L. Duncan
Mistral’s Daughter by Judith Krantz
– Tell me no Lies by Joy Fielding
The Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere
The Doctor’s Wife: A True Story of Marriage, Deception and Two Gruesome Deaths by John Glatt
Goldilocks by Andrew Coburn
The Haunting of Sara Lessingham by Margaret James
Thinner by Stephen King
– Contents Under Pressure by Edna Buchanan
Common Ground by Helen Stancey
– The Case of Lucy Bending by Lawrence Sanders
Critical Judgment by Michael Palmer
Thin Air by Robert B. Parker
Crooked House by Agatha Christie
False Witness by Dorothy Uhnak
Six Great Modern Plays by Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, George Bernard Shaw and Sean O’Casey
Charmed Life by Bernard Taylor
The Funhouse by Owen West
– Perfect Victim: The True Story of the ‘Girl in the Box’ by Christine McGuire and Carla Norton
The Story of Winston Churchill by Alida Sims Malkus
The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
Walking Shadow by Robert B. Parker
The First Victim by Ridley Pearson
Legion by William Peter Blatty
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
The Servant by Robert Maugham
Darkness Falls by Joyce Anne Schneider
Just Tell me What You Want by Jay Presson Allen
The Haunted Mesa by Louis L’Amour
A Sight For Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell
All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By by John Farris
The Great Fire by Monica Dickens
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
The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan
The Devil’s Hunt by P. C. Doherty
True Crime by Andrew Klavan
The Shadow Guest by Hillary Waugh
Still Waters by Tami Hoag
Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
Horror House by J. N. Williamson
Let the Magic Begin: Opening the Door to a Whole New World of Possibility by Cathy Lee Crosby
The Letters by Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger
Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice
Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon
– A Whisper in the Attic by Gloria Murphy
– Scare Tactics by John Farris
– The Uncanny by Andrew Klavan
– 13 by Philip Loraine
– Shades of Souls Passed: True Accounts of Ghostly Encounters in Madison County, New York by Teresa R. Andrews
– Hawaii by James A. Michener
Quentins by Maeve Binchy
The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
My Beloved Son by Catherine Cookson
The Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney
Sweet Everlasting by Patricia Gaffney
Everlasting by Nancy Thayer
The Secrets of Lake Success by Janet Quin-Harkin
Inheritance by Judith Michael
The President’s Lady: A Novel About Rachel and Andrew Jackson by Irving Stone
Where or When by Anita Shreve
– Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
Master Builders of the Middle Ages by David Jacobs
– The Juror by George Dawes Green
– Blood Will Tell by Gary Cartwright
– Lullaby and Good Night by Vincent Bugliosi and William Stadiem
– Man With a Gun by Robert Daley
Coroner by Thomas T. Noguchi, M. D. and Joseph DiMona
Hannibal by Thomas Harris
The Manhood Ceremony by Ross Berliner
Spectre Nightmares and Visitations by Pamela K. Kinney
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Scrolls of Darkness by Paul Henry Johnson
Practical Fish Dishes by P3 Publishing
Blood Memories by Barb Hendee
Where River Turns to Sky by Gregg Kleiner
The Complete Rhyming Dictionary by Clement Wood
The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties by Sara Davidson
At Paradise Gate by Jane Smiley
Duplicate Keys by Jane Smiley
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright
The Swarm by Arthur Herzog

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

Books Read: 110
Pages Read: 35,050
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2012! 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

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
Lightning by Danielle Steel
Gad’s Hall by Norah Lofts
Whispers by Belva Plain
Bright River Trilogy by Annie Greene
– The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
– Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy

The Claw by Norah Lofts
– Firebird by Janice Graham
Secrecy by Belva Plain
Random Winds by Belva Plain
Demon Summer by Elaine Booth Selig



Changes to the TBR pile 

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
The Great Fire by Monica Dickens
Mommy’s Little Girl: Casey Anthony and Her Daughter Caylee’s Tragic Fate by Diane Fanning
Ordinary Love and Good Will by Jane Smiley
Beach Roses by Jean Stone
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
The Doctor’s Wife: A True Story of Marriage, Deception and Two Gruesome Deaths by John Glatt
Thin Air by Robert B. Parker
Madman in the Mirror by A. J. Gallant
Evil Twins: Chilling True Stories of Twins, Killing and Insanity by John Glatt
Scarlet Women by J. D. Christilian
Full Circle by Danielle Steel
Where or When by Anita Shreve
Aches and Pains by Maeve Binchy
Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Eden Burning by Belva Plain

The A. B. C. Murders by Agatha Christie
The King of Lies by John Hart
Testimony by Anita Shreve
Preacher’s Girl: The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore by Jim Schutze
Storyville by Lois Battle
Bed and Breakfast by Lois Battle
The Lonely Furrow by Norah Lofts
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
Breathe, Little Boy, Breathe!: An Emergency Room Doctor’s Story by Stephen B. Seager, M. D.
Harvest by Belva Plain
The Miracle at St. Bruno’s by Philippa Carr
– Sanctuary by Nora Roberts
– Retribution by Jilliane Hoffman
– The Attorney by Steve Martini
– Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
– Resistance by Anita Shreve
– Faithless by Karin Slaughter

Gone to Her Death by Jill McGown
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve
The Black House by Paul Theroux
When Darkness Falls by James Grippando
The Wingless Bird by Catherine Cookson
Unsavory Delicacies by Russell Brooks
The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope
Murder in Mayberry: Greed, Death and Mayhem in a Small Town by Mary Kinney Branson and Jack Branson
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
Godplayer by Robin Cook
Windswept by Mary Ellen Chase
The People From the Sea by Velda Johnston
Emergency! by Stephen B. Seager, M. D.
Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba

Valediction by Robert B. Parker
The House of Conflict by Iris Bromige
If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler
The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
Looking Back by Belva Plain
Neighbors by Maureen S. Pusti
The Greatest Miracle in the World by Og Mandino
Heaven in Your Hand by Norah Lofts
Without a Backward Glance by Kate Veitch

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Martin Dugard and Bill O’Reilly
– Celtic Cross-Stitch Designs by Carol Phillipson
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
Trust by Kate Veitch
The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears by Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green
Chapter of Echoes by Aileen Armitage
To the Devil a Daughter by Dennis Wheatley
The Red Church by Scott Nicholson
By Her Hand, She Draws You Down by Douglas Smith
The House Beyond the Hill by Michael R. Collings
Backwoods by Sara Reinke
The House by Bentley Little
The Disappearance by Bentley Little
His Father’s Son by Bentley Little
The Takeover by Jack Drew
The Killing Game by Iris Johansen
Devil’s Eye by Al Ruksenas
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Boneman’s Daughters by Ted Dekker
Almost Sisters by Nancy Anderson, Leal Littke and Carroll Hofeling Morris
Southern Women by Lois Battle
– Ghost Island by Jan O’Donnell Klaveness
– Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope by Jenna Bush
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Winter Harvest by Norah Lofts
Thin Air by Robert B. Parker
The Ambush Murders by Ben Bradlee
The Zani Murders by Kelly Fero
Hunting Evil: Inside the Ipswich Serial Murders by Paul Harrison

A First Book For Understanding Diabetes by H. Peter Chase
The Sisters by Cynthia Victor
What Matters Most by Cynthia Victor
The Three of us by Cynthia Victor

Soul Eater by Dana Brookins
Consequences by Cynthia Victor
Only You by Cynthia Victor
Relative Sins by Cynthia Victor
Leisure Arts 184: More Needlepoint Projects For Plastic Canvas: 16 Projects
Needlepoint by Better Homes and Gardens
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The House of Conflict by Iris Bromige


Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
– Mommy’s Little Girl: Casey Anthony and Her Daughter Caylee’s Tragic Fate by Diane Fanning
The Happiest People on Earth by Demos Shakarian, John and Elizabeth Sherrill
Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss
– The Sweet Taste of Burning: A Tale of the Occult by Paul Andreota
– Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor
– Preacher’s Girl: The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore by Jim Schutze
– The Tarnished Eye by Judith Guest
– Aches and Pains by Maeve Binchy
The King of Lies by John Hart
The Fallen by T. Jefferson Parker
Sleep Long, my Love by Hillary Waugh
The Last Cheerleader by Meg O’Brien
The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
The Wingless Bird by Catherine Cookson
– Unsavory Delicacies by Russell Brooks
About Face by Fern Michaels
Firebird by Janice Graham
Summer’s End by Danielle Steel
The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice
The Lonely Furrow by Norah Lofts
The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky
Winter Heart by Frances C. Kerns
Linda’s Homecoming by Phyllis A. Whitney
An Accidental Woman by Barbara Delinsky
The Black House by Paul Theroux
Godplayer by Robin Cook (2 copies)
Peter Lawford: The Man Who Kept the Secrets by James Spada
Mutation by Robin Cook
One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope
Love me Not by Deanie Francis Mills
Faithless by Karin Slaughter
Grave Matters by Margaret Yorke
Ruin Creek by David Payne
Marie: A True Story by Peter Maas
Sanctuary by Nora Roberts
– Fiction 100: An Anthology of Short Stories by James H. Pickering
– Resistance by Anita Shreve
– Crosswordoku by Patrick Blindauer
– The Visitor by Jere Cunningham
– The Magic Cottage by James Herbert
– Billy by Whitley Strieber
– The Forbidden Zone by Whitley Strieber
– Gone to Her Death by Jill McGown
– The Coffin Tree by Gwendoline Butler
– Murder in Mayberry: Greed, Death and Mayhem in a Small Town by Mary Kinney Branson and Jack Branson
– Family Happiness by Laurie Colwin
How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan
Blind Instinct by Robert W. Walker
The Architect by Keith Ablow
Ghostlight by Clare McNally

Forgiving by LaVyrle Spenser
Honor Among Thieves by Jeffrey Archer
The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
I’ll be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Be Healed by Marilyn Hickey
Erica Wilson’s Children’s World by Janet Wilson
Kirkland Revels by Victoria Holt
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: The Uncensored Story of the Jonbenet Murder and the Grand Jury’s Search For the Final Truth by Lawrence Schiller
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
Death Wears a Red Hat by William Kienzle
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
How to Sell Anything to Anybody by Joe Girard
Illustrated World War II Encyclopedia by Eddy Bauer
Neighbors by Maureen S. Pusti
Hidden Jewel by V. C. Andrews
The Mallen Girl by Catherine Cookson
The Greatest Miracle in the World by Og Mandino
– Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba
Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
Grace Point by Anne D. LeClaire
The Fly on the Wall by Tony Hillerman
Mitla Pass by Leon Uris
Silent Treatment by Michael Palmer
Lie to Me by David Martin
The Midnight Hour by Karen Robards

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

Books Read: 70
Pages Read: 22,296
Grade Range: A+! to C!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2011! 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

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