Sunday, February 20, 2011

Books I read in 2010

Testimony-Sherve(two stars)
Art of keeping secrets-Henry(three stars)
Windless Summer-Sharfeddin(two stars)
Not my daughter-Delinsky(three stars)
Accidental Bestseller-Wax(three stars)
All we ever wanted-Brown(four stars)
While my sister sleeps-Delinsky(four stars)
Secret between us-Delinsky(three stars)
Bird in hand-Kline(five stars)
Fearless-Lucado(three stars)
Hold Tight-Coben(three stars)
Look Again-Scottoline(five stars)
Into the deep-Rogers(five stars)
Pieces of happily ever after-Zutell(three stars)
Big Girl-Steel(two stars)
House Rules-Picoult(three stars)
Baby Proof-Giffin(three stars)
Secret Life of cee cee wilkes-Chamberlain(five stars)
Hannahs list-Macomber(five stars)
Still Alice-Genova(four stars)
Salem Falls-Picoult(four stars)
Battlefield of the mind-Meyer(five stars)
Mountain between us-Martin(four stars)
The Accident-Steel(four stars)
Another Summer-Bockoven(five stars)
Life without summer-Griffin(five stars)
Fly me to the moon-Noel(four stars)
Plain Truth-Picoult(four stars)
Sometimes Mine-Moody(two stars)
The Reader-Schlink(three stars)
Tenth Circle-Picoult(two stars)
Hour I first believed-Lamb(five stars)
Sea Escape-Griffin(two stars)
Thin rich pretty-Harbinson(two stars)
Wednesday Letters-Clayton(two stars)
Summer People-Hilderbrand(four stars)
Adam-Dekker(five stars)
Have a new you by friday-Leman(three stars)
Intervention-Blackstock(five stars)
Between Friends-Kiernan(five stars)

41 books

Books I read in 2009

Open House-Berg(three stars)
Multiple Blessings-Gosselin(five stars)
Good Things-King(five stars)
Flirting with forty-Porter(four stars)
The Shack-Young(five stars)
Unlikely Angel-Smith(five stars)
Butterfly Garden-St Clair(three stars)
My Sisters Keeper-Picoult(five stars)
Fireproof-Wilson(five stars)
The Diary-Goudge(three stars)
Beach House-Bockoven(five stars)
Beach House-Green(five stars)
Something Borrowed-Giffin(three stars)
Moon shell beach-Thayer(five stars)
Still Life-Fielding(five stars)
Friends we keep-Chamberlin(four stars)
Courage Tree-Chamberlain(five stars)
Driftwood Summer-Henry(four stars)
Handle with care-Picoult(five stars)
Acts of love-Litsfield(two stars)
Mommy by accident-Coleman(four stars)
Matters of faith-Kiernan(four stars)
Misery Loves Carbernet-Gruenefieder(four stars)
One day at a time-Steel(three stars)
Soething blue-Giffin(three stars)
Midwives-Bohjalian(three stars)
Little earthquakes-Weiner(five stars)
Where the river ends-Martin(three stars)
Bufflehead Sisters-Delons(two stars)
Last Song-Sparks(four stars)

Best Friends-Weiner(four stars)
Hope in a jar-Harbinson(three stars)
Still growing-Cameron(five stars)
Week in december-Chamberlin(two stars)
Nineteen minutes-Picoult(five stars)
Night Light-Blackstock(five stars)
True Light-Blackstock(five stars)
Dawns Light-Blackstock(five stars)
Crazy Love-Chan(four stars)
Mercy-Picoult(five stars)
Perfect Picture-Picoult(three stars)
Cinderella Pact-Stohmeyer(two stars)
Home Safe-Berg(two stars)
Trans sister radio-Bohjalian(three stars)
Change of heart-Picoult(four stars)

46 books

Books I Read in 2008

Shopaholic and baby-Kinsella (five stars)
Slow Moon-Cox (three stars) 
Cocktails for three-Wickman (five stars)
Accidental Mother-Coleman (five stars)
Power of a positive woman-Ladd (three stars)
Getting Maried-Alan(four stars)
Knitting Circle-Hood(two stars)
Grand Avenue-Fielding(five stars)
Whisphers and Lies-Fielding(five stars)
Toxic Bachelors-Steel(five stars)
Paper Marriage-Law(one star)
Sisters-Steel(five stars)
Conflict Free Living-Meyer(five stars)
Daddy-Steel(five stars)
Shoe Addicts Annonymus-Harbinson(five stars)
Power of a positive wife-Ladd(three stars)
Year of the fog-Richmond(three stars)
Exes and ohs-Kendrick(three stars)
Back Roads-O'Dell(two stars)
Bungalow 2-Steel(five stars)
Breakdown Lane-Mitchard(one star)
My best friends girl-Koomson(five stars)
Light on snow-Shreve(five stars)
Power of a praying woman-Omartian(three stars)
Girl from the south-Trollope(two stars)
Not quite a bride-Swayer(four stars)
A woman after gods own heart-George(three stars)
Fashionably late-Kendrick(four stars)
Spa Vacation-Alan(five stars)
Slightly Suburban-Markham(five stars)
Kalediscope-Steel(five stars)
Woman next door-Delinsky(four stars)
Wednesday Letters-Wright(four stars)
Irrestible forces-Steel(five stars)
Secret to true happiness-Meyer(five stars)
Power of a womans words-Jaynes(two stars)
Tuscan Holiday-Chamerlin(five stars)
Nights in Rodanthe-Sparks(five stars)
Next thing on my list-Smolinski(four stars)
Off the menu-San(four stars)
Once upon a day-Tucker(four stars)
Thing about Jane Spring-Krum(three stars)
Just enough light-Omartian(four stars)
Lucky One-Sparks(five stars)
Fishbowl-Mlynowski(four stars)
Another mothers life-Coleman(four stars)
Say When-Berg(three stars)
Pre nup-Kendrick(three stars)
Sweet Life-King(four stars)
Smart one pretty one-Kendrick(four stars)
Milk Run-Mlynowski(five stars)
Last beach bungalow-Nash(two stars)

53 books in 2008

Book I read in 2007

In 2007 I decided to start a journal of all the books I read- so here is the list of 2007:

Dating Game- Steel (2 stars)
Tuesday's With Moorie- Albom (3 stars)
For one more day-Albom(3 stars)
Solomon Sisters Wise Up-Senate(5 stars)
Lighting-Steel(5 stars)
Can you keep a secret-Kinsella(5 stars)
Confessions of a shopaholic-Kinsella (5 stars)
Shopaholic takes Manhattan-Kinsella(5 stars)
Shopaholic ties the knot-Kinsella(5 stars)
Shopaholic and sister-Kinsella(5 stars)
House-Dekker and Peretti(3.5 stars)
Three-Dekker and Peretti(4 stars)
90 minutes in heaven-Piper(3.5 stars)
Ranch-Steel(4 stars)
So much for my happy ending-Davis(3 stars)
Knitting under the influence-Lazebnik(4 stars)
House on hope street-Steel(4 stars)
Angel Falls-Hannah(5 stars)
Once in a lifetime-Steel(3 stars)
Sunflower-Evans(5 stars)
On mystic lake-Hannah(3.5 stars)
Break up Club Senate(4 stars)
Little white lies-Lyles(5 stars)
Roommates-Lyles(4 stars)
First comes love-Lyles(4 stars)
When in rome-Townley(4 stars)
Swapping lives-Green(4 stars)
Babyland-Chamberlin(1 star)
The Rescue-Sparks(5 stars)
Once upon a nervous breakdown-Sanchez(5 stars)
The Guardian-Sparks(5 stars)
Slightly Married-Markham(5 stars)
Bend in the road-Sparks(5 stars)
Bed Rest-Blison(2 stars)
Mommy Tracked-Gaskell(5 stars)
Nine months in August-Bourgoin(3.5 stars)
Hopeless romantic handbook-Townley(4 stars)
Distant Shores-Hannah(2 stars)
She, myself and I-Gaskell(3 stars)
The Choice-Sparks(5 stars)
Frenemies-Crane(5 stars)
Suzannes diary for nicholas-Patterson(5 stars)
Sams letters to Jennifer-Patterson(5 stars)
Approval Addiction-Meyer(5 stars)
Managing your emotions-Meyer(5 stars)
Confident Woman-Meyer(5 stars)
Testing Kate-Gaskell(5 stars)
Nearlyweds-Kendrick(5 stars)
I Dare you-Meyer(5 stars)
Family Tree-Delinsky(3.5 stars)
Last Light-Blackstock(5 stars)
Amazing Grace-Steel(3 stars)

Altogether I read 53 books in 2007.  

Secrets She Left Behind

Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain: Book Cover The sequel to Before The Storm.  Could not put this book down as well.  I was on the edge of my seat to find out what really happened.  Of course there were twists and turns.  I love the character Andy.  He seems so cute and innocent, ad he tries to be the best he can be.  I give this book five stars.  I love this author. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Good Enough To Eat- Stacy Ballis

Good Enough to Eat by Stacey Ballis: Book Cover This book is amazing.  I am still reading it, but I am half way through.  It is a quick, light read.  Nothing to think about, and right now I need a book like this.  

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Before The Storm- Diane Chamberlain

Before The StormThis was an outstanding book from start to finish.  There is a second part to this book called, Secrets She Left Behind.  I was not expecting a sequel to this book, but I am so happy that there is one. 

Fifteen-year-old Andy Lockwood is special.
Others notice the way he blurts out anything that comes into his mind, how he cannot foresee consequences, that he's more child than teenager. But his mother sees a boy with a heart as open and wide as the ocean.
Laurel Lockwood lost her son once through neglect. She's spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes, and she's succeeded in becoming a committed, protective parent—maybe even overprotective. Still, she loosens her grip just enough to let Andy attend a local church social—a decision that terrifies her when the church is consumed by fire. But Andy survives…and remarkably, saves other children from the flames. Laurel watches as Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero and the world finally sees her Andy, the sweet boy she knows as well as her own heart.
But when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son…and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever.

Did Andy start the fire, or didn't he?  This will keep you guessing until the very end.  You will think that you have it figured out, and then another twist comes and will leave you at the edge of your seat.