Books on My Shelf

I started keeping a list of books I had read a couple of years ago. Sort of fell by the wayside and now  I think it’s time to start up again.

2011

Pale Demon by Kim Harrison. A good addition to this series. I enjoyed the fact that the main character continues to have growth experiences, and loved how the elf is being humanized.

Exile’s Valor, Exile’s Honor, Take a Thief By Mercedes Lackey. Excellent series.

The Rosewood Casket By Sharyn McCrumb. Different, but good. I like the characters and how things ‘float’ back and forth in the time line to explain the story.

Dead or Alive By Tom Clancy. A continuation of the Jack Ryan series via his son. Good, but I thought he wrapped it up way too fast after all the build up.

Real Murders By Charlaine Harris. Different than the Sookie books, but worth the read.

Secret Daughter By Shilpi Smaya Gowda. Oh my this was a good one! Excellent!!!!

 

2010

Death’s Ecellent Vacation Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner – A series of short stories about paranormal vacations. I loved the one story where the werewolf turns into a chihuahua!

Sookie Stackhouse books Books 1-7 of the series. They are really easy reading mind candy.

Geektastic-Stories from the Nerd Herd Edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci- Funny, and at the same time,… We know these people!!!

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson Lovely book! True story about a climber who had his life turned around on the summit of the world and how how he is building schools.

The Sano Ichiro Samuri Detective Series by Laura Joh Rowland. I had read the first 5 or 6 of these when I first discovered them years ago. Then I found out that she had more! So, I re-read the whole series. I await more!

Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton. A good continuation of the Anita Blake Series.

Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton The Meredith Gentry Series

Divine Misdemeanors by  Laurell K. Hamilton The Meredith Gentry Series

Sookie Stackhouse books Books 8-10 of the series. Once again, great escapist mind candy.

Blood Lite edited by Kevin Anderson. A collection of horror stories with authors like Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Kelly Armstrong and others. Most of the stories are good.

Avalon by Anya Seton. Very interesting historical fiction about two people in England in the late 900’s. Seton does a lot of work to be historically accurate.

The Forbidden Daughter by Shobhan Bantwal. This is an excellent book. A lovely view into life in India for an upper class woman. I am looking forward to reading her first book, The Dowry Bride.


Most of 2009 was spent catching up on series inbetween taking college classes. I’m up to date on the latest Kim Harrison’s Hallows Series, Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty series and Patrica Briggs Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series. I also discovered a wonderful author, Peter Bowen. He writes a series about a cattle brand inspecter turned detective called Gabriel Du Pre. He’s a Mestis Montana cowboy with a whole bunch of characters he interacts with on a mystery by mystery basis.  I also re-read all of the Laurie R. King books so that her two new ones, The Language of Bee’s and The God of the Hive would be delights to read. Angels and Demons as well as The Da Vinci Code were reread as I have The Lost Symbol on the shelf to read.

Books for 2008-2009
Scarlet by Stephen Lawhead
Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey
Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs-
Dates From Hell This is a collection of stories by four authors that write alternative universe stories.
Anthony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough
It’s My Party and I’ll Knit If I want To!
Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn.
The Chase by Clive Cussler.
Yarrow by Charles De Lint.
Widdershins by Charles De Lint.
The Ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharon McCrumb.
Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison.
The Summer Country by James Hetley.
A fistful of Charms, by Kim Harrison.
For A Few Demons More by Kim Harrison.
Developing License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks by Jack Unger.
The Other Boleyn Girl By Philippa Gregory.
The Man Who Was Magic By Paul Gallico. One I read ages and ages ago and still love.
Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton.
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory.
Blue Moon By Lori Handeland.
Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton.
Hunter’s Moon By Lori Handeland.
The Wise Woman by Philippa Gregory.
No One Noticed the Cat by Anne McCaffrey.
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory.
The Sundering by Jacqueline Carey.
Dark Moon by Lori Handeland.
The Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett.
Rising Moon by Lori Handeland.
Hidden Moon by Lori Handeland.
Crescent Moon by Lori Handeland.
The Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett.
Thunder Moon by Lori Handeland.
Midnight Moon by Lori Handeland.
Dracula By Bram Stoker.
The Good, The Bad and The Undead By Kim Harrison.
The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico.
Family Wicca by Ashleen O’Gaea.
Raising Witches by Ashleen O’Gaea.
Without Remorse by Tom Clancy.
Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy.
The Dreaming Place by Charles DeLint.
Cry Wolf by Patrica Briggs.
Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison.
The Devil’s Right Hand Man: The true story of serial killer Robert Charles Browne
Swallowing Darkness by Laurel K. Hamilton.
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine.
The Mummy By Anne Rice.
Ever by Gail Carson Levine.

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