Sunday, May 31, 2009

TSS: Books read till date in 2009

My goal is to read 150 books in 2009. However anything above 100 is good enough. Here is my monthwise break-up:

December (11).......(154)
The Undertaker's Widow by Phillip M. Margolin
The Valentine Legacy by Catherine Coulter

The Captive by Brenda Joyce
Saving Cicadas by Nicole Seitz
Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier**

To Desire A Devil by Elizabeth Hoyt
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas (pdf version)
For the Love of St. Nick by Garasamo Maccagnone*
The Emerald Swan by Jane Feather
Creole Angel by Peggy Hanchar
After Innocence by Brenda Joyce

November (8)......143

Night Secrets by Kat Martin

Midnight Magic by Betina Krahn
Cold Skin by Steven Herrick*
White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner*
The Scottish Thistle by Cindy Vallar
Tender Triumph by Judith McNaught
Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg** poetry
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran**
Soul Catcher by
Leigh Bridger

October (13)......134

Hoodoo Sea by Rolf Hitzer
72 Virgins by Avi Perry
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Meggie's Remains by Joanne Sundell**
Dust by Susan Berliner
Judah's Lion by Anne Caston** poetry
The Imposter's Daughter by Laurie Sandell*
Receive Me Falling by Erica Robuck*

Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier
Yes, My Darling Daughter by Margaret Leroy*

Just Say Yes by Betina Krahn
The Secret Hour by Luanne Rice
After You by Julie Buxbaum*

September (21)....121

Tintin & The Crab with the Golden Claws
Tintin & The Shooting Star
Tintin & The Secret of the UnicornTintin and King Ottokar's Sceptre
Tintin and The Broken Ear

Tintin and The Blue Lotus
by Herge
Lonestar Secrets by Colleen Coble
A House of Bottles by Robin Merril poetry
The Locked Room: The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
The Sister Pact by Cami Checkett
Someone Else's Daughter by Elizabeth Brundage*
Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed by Marc Blatte
A Note From An Old Acquaintance
Ghosts: The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
Tintin: Cigars of the Pharaoh by Herge
Tintin in America by Herge
Nightshade by John Saul*
Heart of Courage by Kat Martin
Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught

Alvor by Linda Bingham
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart

August (14 ).......100

Deep Freeze by Lisa Jackson
Magdalene & the Mermaids by Elizabeth Kate Switaj (poetry)
Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak**
Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher
T'Aragam by Jack W Regan
Faces In The Fire by T. L. Hines**
A Worthy Legacy by Tomi Akinyanmi
The Reincarnationist by M J Rose*
A La Carte by Tanita S Davis
Best Intentions by Emily Listfield
Prince Rupert's Teardrops by Lisa Glass*
Kill For Me by Karen Rose*
Tommy Gun Tango by Brant Randall/Bruce Cook
Mare's War by Tanita S Davis

July: (7).....86

The Lost Book of Salem by Katherine Howe**
The Wolves' Keeper Legend by Sylvia Weber
The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover*
One Scream Away by Kate Brady
The Texicans by Nina Vida*

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks**
A Bird in the House by Margaret Laurence

June: (14)....79
Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie*
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

A World I Never Made by James Lepore
The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha**
Baby Shark by Robert Fate
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson*
The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
Angel's Advocate by Mary Stanton
The Merry Misogynist by Colin Cotterill
Curse of the Pogo Stick by Colin Cotterill
In the Shadow Of the Glacier by Vicki Delany
Tea and Other Ayama Na Tales by Eleanor Bluestein
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
Visions by Jean Koning

May (12)--65
Mirror Blue by Thomma Lynn Grindstaff
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan**
Chinatown Angel by A. E. Roman
Death's Daughter by Amber Benson
the rivers run dry by Sibella Giorello*
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams*
The Killing Tree by Rachel Keener*
Every Last Cucko by Kate Maloy
The Perfect Bride by Brenda Joyce
Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji**
Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells
The Noticer by Andy Andrews

April (16)

Breathing Out the Ghost by Kirk Curnutt**
The Horseman's Graves by Jacqueline Baker*
Going to See the Elephant by Rhodes Fishburne
Random Acts of Heroic Love by David Schienmann**
The Pleasure Trap by Elizabeth Thornton
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton
Faith and Honour by Robin Maderich
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
From A to X by John Berger
Angel of Wrath by Bill Meyers
Six Seconds by Rick Mofina
A Walk to the Hills of Dreamtime by James Vance Marshall
Waiting for Willa by Dorothy Eden
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant*
the nine planets by Edward Riche
The Farwalkers' Quest by Joni Sensel
March (14)

The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar**
Mainline to the Heart and Other Poems by Clive Matson (Poetry)*
Sputnik Sweatheart by Haruki Murakami*
A Climb Through Altered Lanscaped by Ian Parks (Poetry)*
Dream Country by Luanne Rice
Love with a Stranger by Janelle Taylor
The Murder Stone by Louise Penny
When We Meet Again by Victoria Alexander
Disco of the Departed by Colin Cotteril
Rachel's Tears by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott
The Curse of the Holy Pail by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Paper Rose by Diana Palmer
Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

February (8)

The Simplest Acts and Other Stories by Melanie Haney
Cool Jew by Lisa Alcalay Klug
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb**
Signora Da Vinci by Robin Maxwell
Letters Between Us by Linda Rader OvermanFrantic by Katherine Howell
Fire at Midnight by Lisa Marie Wilkinson
Long After Midnight by Iris Johanson

January (15)

The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
Fiction by Ara 13
The Suicide Collecters by David Oppegaard*
Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey
Blood Harvest by Brant Randall
Aurelia by Anne Osterlund
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway**
Twins by Katherine Stone
Losing Kei By Suzanne Kamata
Dante's Inferno by Sarah Lovett*
The Unseen by T. L. Hines*
Larry's Party by Carol Shields
Midwife of Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins
Fault Line by Barry Eisler*
Counter Clocwise by Jason Crockroft


Ruth King said...

It looks like you've got a great start on your goal! I'm hoping to hit 150 books this year as well. Last year I read 125 and I'd be happy with matching or exceeding that.

Good luck!

Yvonne said...

Wow, you're doing great! Congrats!

Linda Jacobs said...

Fantastic! I signed up for the 100+ book Challenge but am only up to #24! I'll be lucky to hit 50!

ANovelMenagerie said...

What's utterly amazing to me is that out of all of those books, you and I have only "shared" one book this year and I've read just about the same amount. I'm doing the 100 Books Challenge at J. Kaye this year and it's my first time.

The book we shared was Breathing Out The Ghost.

I must say, you've got a great mix of "classics" and books in there that pique my interest!


The Book Resort said...

Wow, you are a reading machine! You may beat 150. lol.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are well on your way to your goal. I'm not yet halfway to my 130 goal for the year.

Becca said...

Wow! You are well on your way to 150 books. If you keep this up, you will definitely meet your goal. I am trying for 100 books. So far I have read 44.