Monday, June 30, 2014

Musing Mondays: 2014 6-month update


Musing Mondays asks you to muse about something related to reading/books each week…...

I will muse about my reading in these 6 months. I had set a goal of reading 150 books this year in goodreads. I have read 107 till date. 

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
gautami has
read 107 books toward her goal of 150 books.

June (14)

107. I married the Duke by Katharine Ashe (Historical Romance)
106. I Adored a Lord by Katherine Ashe (Historical Romance)
105, The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton (Crime Fiction)
104. The Dead Don't Dance by John Enright (crime Fiction)
103. Undeniable by Jess Michaels (Historical Romance)
102. Nothing Denied by Jess Michaels (Historical Romance)
101. Secret Nights by Anita Mills (Historical Romance)
100. Mine, All Mine by Ella J. Quince (Historical Romance)
99. Lost in Temptation by Lauren Royal (Historical Romance)
98. Jaspar's War by Cym Lowell (Crime Fiction)
97. How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan (Historical Romance)
96. Into the Abyss by James Snyder (Literary Fiction)
95. Shoveling Snow by Brett Sills (Literary Fiction)
94. Ill-Gotten Gains by Ilsa Evans (Suspense)

May (20)

93. The Qualities of Wood by Mary Vensel White (Suspense)
92. Out Of Exile by Luke Preston (Thriller)
91. Their Virgin Captive by Shayla Black (Erotica)
90. Taken By the Duke by Jess Michaels (Historical Romance)
89. Song for Sophia by Moriah Densley (Historical Romance)**
88. Unforgivable by Joanna Chambers (Historical Romance)
87. Tennessee Bride by Rosanne Bittner (Historical Romance)

86. To Sleep...Perchance to Die by Donald R. Grippo (Thriller)
85. The Passionate Greek by Catherine Dane (Contemporary Romance)
84. Extra Care by Alina Cosma (Poetry)
83. Night Fish by Kristine Ong Muslim (Poetry)

82. Sufficient Ransom by Sylvia Sarno (Thriller)
81. Unseen by John Michael Hileman (Thriller)

80. Silver Threads by Jade Kennedy (Poetry)
79. Jubilee's Journey by Bette Lee Crosby (Literary Fiction)**
78. The Truth Will Out by Jane Isaac (Crime Fiction)**
77. Once a Duchess by Elizabeth Boyce (Historical Romance)
76. Her Husband's Harlot by Grace Callaway (Historical Romance)
75. His Majesty, The Prince of Toads by Delle Jacobs (Historical Romance)

74. The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim (Literary Fiction)

April (18)

73. The Virgin Hostage by Shayla Black (Erotica)
72. The Invisible Man by H G Wells (Science Fiction)
71. The Sheik's Arranged Marriage by Susan Mallory (Contemporary Romance)

69. Dead Set by Will Carver (Crime Fiction)
68. The Virgin Concubine by Shayla Black (Erotica)
67. Silken Promises by Lisa Bingham (Historical Romance)
66. A Dangerous Affair by Caro Peacock (Victorian Mystery)
65. The Hellion and The Heartbreaker by Jennifer McNare (Historical Romance)
64. Never Too Late by Amara Royce (Historical Romance)

63. You, and Only You by Jennifer McNare (Historical Romance)
62. Dreaming of You by Jennifer McNare (Historical Romance)

61. The Scent of Dying Breaths by M. J. Rose (Suspense)
60. Controlled Hallucinations by John Sibley Williams (Poetry)
59. The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti (Literary Fiction)
58. Scent of Butterflies by Dora Levy Mossanen (Literary Fiction)
57. Chilled to the Bone by Quentin Bates (Crime Fiction)** 
56. Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber (Cozy Mystery)

March 2014 (20)

55. Renascence and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay (Poetry)
54. The Officer and the Bostoner by Rose Gordon  (Historical Romance)
53. Winter Heart by Jane Bonander  (Historical Romance)
52. The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride by Cora Seton  (Contemporary Romance)
51. Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey (Historical Romance)

50. Voltaire's Calligrapher by Pablo De Santis (Historical Thriller)
49. The Sekhmet Bed by L. M. Ironside (Historical)
48. The Civilized World by Susi Wyss (Literary Fiction)
47.  The Wedding by Lorhainne Eckhart (Contemporary Romance)
46. Scandal's Child by Sherrill Bodine (Historical Romance)
45. A Foreign Affair by Caro Peacock (Suspense/Mystery)

44. The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff (Literary Fiction)
43. The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff (Literary Fiction)
42. Blood Harvest by S. J. Bolton (Crime Fiction)**
41. Velocity by Alan Jacobson (Crime Fiction)**
40. Hurrah's Nest by Arisa White (Poetry)**
39. Irresistible by Karen Robards (Historical Romance)
38. Scandalous by Karen Robards (Historical Romance)

37. The Noah's Ark Quest by Boyd Morrison (Thriller)
36. Dark Torment by Karen Robards (Historical Romance)

Feb 2014 (16)

35. The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry (Thriller)
34. Winter's Heart by  (Contemporary Romance) (e-book)
33. Forbidden Love by Karen Robards (Historical Romance) (e-book)
32. Rustled by Natasha Stories (Contemporary Romance) (e-book)
31. Amanda Rose by Karen Robards (Historical Romances) (e-book)
30. Cry Ohana: Adventure and Suspense in Hawaii by Larry and Rosemary Mild (Thriller)
29. The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen (Literary Fiction) (Mysticism)
26. The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison (Thriller)**
25. A Deadly Waltz by Sophia Queen 
(Historical Romances) (e-book)
24. The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam (Literary Fiction)
23. The Rejected Suitor by Teresa McCarthy (Historical Romance) (e-book)
22. Never Forget by Lisa Cutts (Crime Fiction)
21. A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez (Crime Fiction)**
20. She Belongs To Me by Carmen DeSousa (Romantic Suspense) (e-book)

Jan (19)

19. The Personal History of Rachel DuPREE by Ann Weisgarber (Historical literary fiction)
18. Mangled Hearts by Felicia Tatum (Contemporary Romance) (e-book)
17. It Takes a Murder by Anu Kumar (Dark romance)
16. The Hunger Angel by Herta Müller (Literary Fiction)
15. Tahoe Trap by Todd Borg (Crime Fiction)
14. Cera's Place by Elizabeth McKenna (Historical Romance)
13. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Genevieve Jourdin 
 (Contemporary Romance) (e-book)
12. Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz (Literary....Holocaust)
11. Dead Water by Ann Cleeves (Crime Fiction)
10. The Doctor's Secret Bride by Anna E. Ross (Contemporary Romance) (e-book)
9. The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson (Gothic Suspense)**
8. Where's My Son? by John C. Dalglish  (Crime Fiction) (Novella) (e-book)
7. Clamor by Elyse Fenton (Poetry)**
6. Something About Her by Jeannie Ruesch (Historical Romance) (e-book)
5. Far To Go by Alison Pick (literary....Holocaust...Canada)
1. One Dead Cookie by Virginia Lowell  (cozy)


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Nise' said...

You are ahead and may go over your goal!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Impressive !


Michelle said...

I was looking to see if I had any of your books. They are all new to me.

Anonymous said...

You are doing great!!