06 January 2010

Books I read in 2009

Last January I decided to keep a list of books I read in 2009. My purpose was to see how many books I really do read in a year. I was surprised to discover that its not nearly as many as I had thought (only 59?!). I didn't rate the books and the only order they're in is the order in which I read them. Below this list are my favorites of 2009.

Freedom's Choice Suzanne Brockmann
Touch of Fire Linda Howard
The Hunted Rachel Lee
Under Suspicion Rachel Lee
A Seduction at Christmas Cathy Maxwell
A Highlander Never Surrenders Paula Quinn
Finders Keepers Sharon Sala
Fearless Fourteen Janet Evanovich
Sight Unseen Samantha Graves
Out of Time Samantha Graves
Veil of Midnight Lara Adrian
Stay the Night Lynn Viehl
Thigh High Christina Dodd
Safe Passage Ida Cook

Dangerous Deceptions Lynn Kerstan
The Golden Leopard Lynn Kerstan
Tall, Dark and Texan Jodi Thomas
Master of the Highlands Sue-Ellen Welfonder
New Moon Stephenie Myers
Don't Tell
Karen Rose
Finding Mary Blaine Jodi Thomas
The Power of Makeup Trish McEvoy
How Not to Look Old Charla Krupp
Don't Go to the Cosmetics.... Paula Begoun
The Warrior Sharon Sala
Living Beauty Bobbi Brown
Real Beauty Sonia Kashuk
Plum Spooky Janet Evanovich
The Secret Wedding Jo Beverley
Sword of the Highlands Veronica Wolff
Warrior of the Highlands Veronica Wolff
The Rose and the Shield Elaine Barbieri
Knave's Honor Margaret Moore
The Notorious Knight Margaret Moore
Hit Hard
Joey Kramer
Master of the Highlands Veronica Wolff
Child 44
Tom Rob Smith
Got the Life Fieldy

The Maiden's Hand Susan Wiggs
Sexiest Man Alive Diana Holquist
How to Tame a Modern Rogue Diana Holquist
The Treasures of Venice Loucinda McGary
The Knights Templar Sean Martin
Protector of One Rachel Lee
Bounty Hunter's Woman Linda Turner
Manhunter Loreth Anne White
The Redemption of Rafe Diaz Maggie Price
In Care of Sam Beaudry Kathleen Eagle
Lie to Me
Starr Ambrose
Ladies Man Suzanne Brockmann
The Lone Texan Jodi Thomas
In the Highlanders Bed Cathy Maxwell
It Happened One Night Anthology - Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jackquie D'Alessandro, Candice Hern
Whispered Lies Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
Shadowlight Lynn Viehl
On the Edge Susan Kearney
Fangs But No Fangs Kathy Love
The Madness of Lord MacKenzie Jennifer Ashley
Immortals: The Calling Jennifer Ashley
Fangs for the Memories Kathy Love

The Heroin Diaries Nikki Sixx

Favorite Book: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Least Favorite: Fangs for the Memories by Kathy Love
Favorite Hero: The Madness of Lord MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley
Favorite Heroine: Finding Mary Blaine by Jodi Thomas
Favorite Non-Fiction: The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx

Books I Couldn't Finish:
There are a lot of reasons I don't finish a book. Sometimes its just that I'm not in the mood for that particular genre but more often than not its because I can't connect to the characters. For whatever reason, these are the books I couldn't finish:

Skinny Dipping Connie Brockway
The Raven's Moon Susan King
A Knight Well Spent Jackie Ivie
My Wicked Enemy Carolyn Jewel
Wicked Deeds on a Winters Night Kresley Cole
Guarded Heart Jennifer Blake
Bad Penny Sharon Sala
For the love of Pete Julia Harper
Foul Play
Janet Evanovich
Highlander in her dreams Allie MacKay
Highlander Untamed Monica McCarty
Joan Johnston
Take Me Two Times Karen Kendall
Tempted at Midnight Jacquie D'Alessandro
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