Monday, December 31, 2007

I set a lot of goals for 2007, but I only managed to complete one of them. Hopefully, 2008 will be a better year. Anyway, the one goal I accomplished this year was to read 100 new books. Not necessarily new purchases, just books I'd never read before. Thank you, Houston Public Library. I actually surpassed my goal. As of this moment, I've read 113 books. With any luck, I'll finish 114 before going to bed tonight. Yay me! Here's the list. The books I particularly enjoyed are in bold.

1. Into the Storm- Suzanne Brockmann
2. Grave Sight- Charlaine Harris
3. Tinker- Wen Spencer

4. Don’t Kiss Them Good-Bye- Allison Dubois
5. Second Sight- Amanda Quick
6. How to Be Popular- Meg Cabot
7. The Little Lady Agency- Hester Brown
8. Danse Macabre- Laurell K. Hamilton
9. Shakespeare’s Champion- Charlaine Harris
10. Grave Surprise- Charlaine Harris
11. High Heels and Homicide- Kasey Michaels
12. The Rest Falls Away- Colleen Gleason
13. Urban Shaman- C.E. Murphy
14. Mistrial’s Kiss- Laurell K. Hamilton
15. Plum Lovin’- Janet Evanovich
16. White Lies- Jayne Ann Krentz
17. Shakespeare’s Christmas- Charlaine Harris
18. Sleeping With the Fishes- Mary Janice Davidson
19. Wolf Who Rules- Wen Spencer
20. Book of True Desires- Betina Krahn
21. Black Powder War- Naomi Novik
22. All Night Long- Jayne Ann Krentz
23. On the Way to the Wedding- Julia Quinn
24. The Warrior’s Apprentice- Lois McMaster Bujold
25. The Vor Game- Lois McMaster Bujold
26. Natural Born Charmer- Susan Elizabeth Phillips
27. An Assembly Such as This- Pamela Aidan
28. Party Princess- Meg Cabot
29. Twilight- Stephenie Meyers
30. Tall, Dark, and Dead- Tate Hallaway
31. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time- Mark Haddon
32. Shards of Honor- Lois McMaster Bujold
33. A Charmed Death- Madelyn Alt
34. Barrayar- Lois McMaster Bujold
35. Duty and Desire- Pamela Aidan

36. Shakespeare’s Trollope- Charlaine Harris
37. Dance of the Gods- Nora Roberts
38. Real Vampires Have Curves- Gerry Bartlett
39. These Three Remain- Pamela Aidan
40. Blood Bound- Patricia Briggs

41. Centaganda- Lois McMaster Bujold
42. Ethan of Athos- Lois McMaster Bujold
43. The Smoke Thief- Shana Abe
44. Maximum Ride- James Patterson
45. Dead Beat- Jim Butcher
46. No Humans Involved- Kelley Armstrong
47. Brother in Arms- Lois McMaster Bujold
48. Mirror Dance- Lois McMaster Bujold

49. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever- Julia Quinn
50. All Together Dead- Charlaine Harris
51. The Jinx- Jennifer Sturman
52. The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes- Jenny Crusie, et al.
53. Lean Mean Thirteen- Janet Evanovich
54. Rises the Night- Colleen Gleason
55. Memory- Lois McMaster Bujold
56. Pants on Fire- Meg Cabot
57. Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows- J.K. Rowling
58. Komar- Lois McMaster Bujold
59. The Harlequin- Laurell K. Hamilton
60. Sorcery and Cecelia- Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
61. Castle of the Wolf- Sandra Schwab
62. A Civil Campaign- Lois McMaster Bujold
63. Kitty Goes to Washington- Carrie Vaughn
64. Diplomatic Immunity- Lois McMaster Bujold
65. Princess on the Brink- Meg Cabot
66. 13 Little Blue Envelopes- Maureen Johnson
67. The Devil Who Tamed Her- Johanna Lindsey
68. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid- Bill Bryson
69. Shakespeare’s Counselor- Charlaine Harris
70. Proven Guilty- Jim Butcher
71. White Night- Jim Butcher
72. The Hob’s Bargain- Patricia Briggs
73. Austenland- Shannon Hale
74. Damsel Under Stress- Shanna Swendsen
75. Falling Free- Lois McMaster Bujold
76. The River Knows- Amanda Quick
77. Jinx- Meg Cabot
78. Howl’s Moving Castle- Diana Wynne Jones
79. New Moon- Stephenie Meyer
80. Eclipse- Stephenie Meyer
81. Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson
82. Silver Master- Jayne Castle
83. The Golden Compass- Phillip Pullman
84. Devil May Cry- Sherrilyn Kenyon
85. Just For Kicks- Susan Andersen
86. Unshapely Things- Mark del Franco
87. Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair- Laurie Perry
88. Adios to My Old Life- Caridad Ferrer
89. Agnes and the Hitman- Jenny Crusie and Bob Mayer
90. Knitting Rules!- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
91. Garden Spells- Sarah Addison Allen
92. Mason Dixon Knitting- Kay Gardiner and Ann Meador Shayne
93. Driven- Eve Kenin
94. Wicked Lovely- Melissa Marr
95. Witch- Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie
96. Dark Lover- JR Ward
97. Over Hexed- Vicki Lewis Thompson
98. I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You- Ally Carter
99. A Lick of Frost- Laurell K. Hamilton
100. Lord of the Fading Lands- C.L. Wilson
101. The Fire Rose- Mercedes Lackey
102. Force of Nature- Suzanne Brockmann
103. Lady of Light and Shadow- C.L. Wilson
104. Lover Eternal- J.R. Ward
105. Lover Awakened- J.R. Ward

106. Lover Revealed- J.R. Ward
107. Lover Unbound- J.R. Ward
108. Witch in the House- Jenna McKnight
109. Claimed by Shadow- Karen Chance
110. Halfway to the Grave- Jeaniene Frost
111. The Sharing Knife: Beguilement- Lois McMaster Bujold
112. The Shop on Blossom Street- Debbie Macomber
113. All Through the Night- Suzanne Brockmann

Edit: I finished book number 114. Iron Kissed- Patricia Briggs


  1. That's quite the list! Sounds like a wide variety, though.

    And I loved "Sorcery & Cecelia." Its sequels, too, though the first one is the best.

    Cheers, Bookie/Nicole

  2. Out of the stuff on your list I HAVE READ: Grave Sight- Charlaine Harris; Don’t Kiss Them Good-Bye- Allison Dubois; Danse Macabre- Laurell K. Hamilton; Mistrial’s Kiss- Laurell K. Hamilton; Tall, Dark, and Dead- Tate Hallaway; Dead Beat- Jim Butcher; No Humans Involved- Kelley Armstrong; All Together Dead- Charlaine Harris; Lan Mean Thirteen- Janet Evanovich; The Harlequin- Laurell K. Hamilton; Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson

    I WANT TO READ: Grave Surprise- Charlaine Harris; Plum Lovin’- Janet Evanovich; Twilight- Stephenie Meyers; Real Vampires Have Curves- Gerry Bartlett; Blood Bound- Patricia Briggs; The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes- Jenny Crusie, et al; Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows- J.K. Rowling; Poven Guilty- Jim Butcher; White Night- Jim Butcher (actually I'm currently reading it); Damsel Under Stress- Shanna Swendsen; New Moon- Stephenie Meyer; Eclipse- Stephenie Meyer; Unshapely Things- Mark del Franco (I've bought it); Driven- Eve Kenin; Wicked Lovely- Melissa Marr; A Lick of Frost- Laurell K. Hamilton; Lover Revealed- J.R. Ward; Halfway to the Grave- Jeaniene Frost (I've bought it)

    Have a lovely day! :-)

  3. Yay! My first commenters! Thanks, ladies!


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