Friday, December 30, 2016

Between the Pages - Books I Read in 2016



"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." ~ Mason Cooley

I think the aspect of reading I love the most is the escapism it offers, especially during trying times.

As I haven't discovered a better way of expressing the following, I shall repeat what I said in previous years...
The books I select as my favorites each year are those that: I get lost in; the ones that while reading, I lose all track of time; the ones that evoke the strongest emotions; the ones that make me laugh, cry, blush, gasp, and sigh. Yeah, those books!
Each year I meticulously review my database and Goodreads shelves to select my favorites. Even though I arbitrarily decide upon the categories, I am careful in considering which books deserve each designation.
To all the authors whose stories entertained me this year, and especially those who wrote my favorites below, you've earned my highest esteem, gratitude, and adoration. Thank you!
Sadly, no matter how much I love a book, I am unable to recall details. In other words, although my devotion is clear, my memory is not. I would, indeed, like to attempt to explain my choices to anyone who may be interested.
(Note: I receive no monetary compensation. I only wish to show my appreciation!)

Here are my stats for 2016
  • my Goodreads Challenge total was 254 (first reading of single titles)
  • my database total was 237 (book bundles are counted as a single title)
  • my total books read was 269 (including 19 rereads ) 
My favorite genre remains romance, but I also enjoy select mysteries, thrillers, and popular fiction. With the immense digital collection available through the San Diego County Library system, I've been able to continue some long-time favorite series, such as Molly Murphy Mysteries, Harry Bosch, Kinsey Millhone, Alexandra Cooper, Kovac and Liska, and Penn Cage. This year I've also begun these well-established series: Jack Reacher, Walt Longmire, and Travis McGee. I look forward to discovering other great reads utilizing OverDrive in the coming year.

In 2016 I finished a total of 65 digital library books and didn't finish an additional 3. In total, 10 books were added to my did-not-finish shelf this year.

I'll be starting out 2017 with over 200 books (all priced under $2.00!) on my to-be-read shelves—primary and secondary—and nearly 100 books on my library wish list. I've chosen The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena as my first read of 2017 and set my Goodreads Challenge goal at 200 books.

And, as I haven't discovered a better way of expressing the following, I shall repeat what I said last year...

Sadly, no matter how much I love a book I am unable to recall details. In other words, although my devotion is clear, my memory is not. I would, indeed, like to attempt to explain my choices for anyone who may be interested.

Here's to 2017 being a successful reading year for all of us! 

My Favorites Published in 2016
(alphabetical by author)

Single Titles

Tap (Lovibond #1) by Georgia Cates (my short and sweet review)
The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy Cherry (my short and sweet review)
Target on Our Backs (Monster in His Eyes #3) by J.M. Darhower (my short and sweet review)
One With You (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day (my short and sweet review)
Strong Signal (Cyberlove #1) by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell (I read it twice!)
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (my short and sweet review)
Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward (my short and sweet review)
The Score (Off-Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy (my short and sweet review)
Levi's Blue by M. Leighton (my short and sweet review)
*Beard Science (Winston Brothers #3) by Penny Reid (my short and sweet review)
The Shadow (Florentine #2) by Sylvain Reynard (my short and sweet review)
American Queen (American Queen Trilogy #1) by Sierra Simone (my short and sweet review)
The Angels' Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward (my short and sweet review)

Series Titles (two or more installments published within 2016)

True North Series by Sarina Bowen
The Lovibond Series by Georgia Cates
The Legal Briefs Series by Emma Chase
The Elements Series by Brittainy C. Cherry
Colorado High Country Series by Pamela Clare
Cyberlove Series by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell
The Quantum Series by M.S. Force
The Winston Brothers Series by Penny Reid
The Florentine Series by Sylvain Reynard

Favorites by Category

Favorite Mainstream Romance - The Angels' Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward
Favorite Contemporary Romance - The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy Cherry
Favorite Romantic Suspense - Target on Our Backs (Monster in His Eyes #3) by J.M. Darhower
Favorite Inspirational Romance -  It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Favorite Paranormal Romance - The Shadow (Florentine #2) by Sylvain Reynard
Favorite New Adult Romance - The Score (Off-Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy, (runner up) Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase
Favorite Romantic Novella - Imitation & Alchemy (Elemental Legacy #2) by Elizabeth Hunter, (runner up) Sidebarred (Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase
Favorite Romantic Series - The Florentine Series by Sylvain Reynard
Favorite Audiobook - (tie) Hard Ball by C.D. Reiss and narrated by Jo Raylan & Jeremy York and Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward and narrated by Joe Arden & Maxine Mitchell
Favorite Romantic Hero - Eric Hawke from Slow Burn (Colorado High Country #2) by Pamela Clare, (runner up) Jake Becker from Sidebarred (Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase
Favorite Romantic Heroine - Lawrence "Lawry/Wren" Thorn from Tap (Lovibond #1) by Georgia Cates
Favorite Romantic Couple - Garrett Reid and Kai Bannon from Strong Signal (Cyberlove #1) by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell
Favorite Alpha Male - Ignazio "Naz" Vitale from Target on Our Backs by J.M. Darhower
Favorite Suspense - Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell #1) by Barbara Nickless
Favorite Thriller - The Bitter Season (Kovac and Liska #5) by Tami Hoag

Most Pleasant Surprise - Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Most Luscious Romance - Tap (Lovibond #1) by Georgia Cates
Most Erotic Romance - American Queen (American Queen Trilogy #1) by Sierra Simone
Most Outside My Comfort Zone - You and Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
Most Heartrending - The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy Cherry
Most Humorous - Beard Science (Winston Brothers #3) by Penny Reid
Most Tormented Hero - William York from The Florentine Series by Sylvain Reynard
Most "Kick-Ass" Heroine - Estelle Evermore from Unseen Messages by Pepper Winters
Most Guilty Pleasure - Patchwhore and Clubwhore (Devil's Renegades MC #1 and #2)  by Kim Jones
Most Striking Cover - Bittersweet (True North #1) by Sarina Bowen


Most Anticipated Books of 2017

Royally Matched (Royally #2) by Emma Chase
The Gravity of Us (Elements #4) by Brittainy Cherry
FSD from Christian's POV by E.L. James
Amped (Trent Brothers #2) by Tina Reber (I hope this one will finally be released in 2017!)
Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott
American Prince (American Queen Trilogy #2) by Sierra Simone
American King (American Queen Trilogy #3) by Sierra Simone
Devil's Cut (The Bourbon Kings #3) by J.R. Ward


Book Bundles I Read in 2016

I buy book bundles when I can due to the bargain pricing. (All of my 2016 bundles were only $0.99, $1.99, or $2.99 each.) However, since my book database counts a multi-book bundle as a single book, the following is a list of the 20 individual books from within the book bundles. The remainder of my 2016 book database follows that.

Impossible (7 Book) Box Set (no longer available) by Julia Sykes
Rogue (#3) 01/25/2016 (6 of 10 stars)
Knight (#4) 03/20/2016 (6 of 10 stars)
Mentor (#5) SKIPPED
Master (#6) 10/21/2016 (6 of 10 stars)
King (#7) 12/24/2016 (6 of 10 stars)

Rook and Ronan (3 Book) Omnibus Edition by J.A. Huss
Tragic (#1)  01/27/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Manic (#2) 01/28/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Panic (#3) 01/28/2016 (10 of 10 stars)

Forbidden (3 Book) Box Set by C.D. Reiss
Kick (#1)  03/20/2016 (6 of 10 stars)
Use (#2) 03/21/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Break (#3) 03/21/2016 (8 of 10 stars)

Serve and Protect (3 Book) Box Set by Norah Wilson
Saving Grace (#2) 04/24/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Protecting Paige (#3) 05/01/2016 (6 of 10 stars)

The Ready Series (4 Book) Box Set by J.L. Berg
When You're Ready (#1)  05/03/2016 (6 of 10 stars)
Ready to Wed (#1.5) 05/11/2016 (6 of 10 stars)

The Mercenaries (3 Book) Box Set  by Stylo Fantome
Best Laid Plans (#1) 08/06/2016 (6 of 10 stars)

Laura Cardinal (3 Book) Box Set by J. Carson Black
Darkness on the Edge of Town (#1) 09/28/2016 (8 of 10 stars)

Alpha (3 Book) Box Set by Jasinda Wilder
Alpha (#1) 10/01/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Beta (#2) 10/02/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Omega (#3) 10/02/2016 (10 of 10 stars)

Explosive (5 Book) Box Set by Tessa Teevan
Ignite (#1) 10/24/2016 (4 of 10 stars)


Individual Books I Read in 2016
(The (a) following a book's title designates an audiobook. 
A rating of zero denotes a book that defies a rating. 
Table best viewed in landscape mode on mobile devices.) 


Author Title Publication Year Reading Date My Rating
Aston, Jana Wrong 2015 12/19/2016 8
Attar, Leylah The Paper Swan 2015 8/28/2016 10
Barrymore, Drew Wildflower 2015 1/26/2016 6
Bowen, Rhys The Edge of Dreams 2015 11/5/2016 8
Bowen, Sarina Bittersweet 2016 6/23/2016 8
Bowen, Sarina Steadfast 2016 8/14/2016 8
Boyd, Natasha All That Jazz 2016 3/24/2016 8
Bromberg, K. Raced 2014 4/2/2016 4
Brown, Sandra Deadline (a) 2013 10/21/2016 8
Brown, Sandra Friction 2015 2/22/2016 8
Brown, Sandra Sting 2016 9/11/2016 8
Carlan, Audrey January 2015 1/31/2016 6
Carlan, Audrey February 2015 1/31/2016 6
Carlan, Audrey March 2015 1/31/2016 6
Carlan, Audrey April 2015 2/1/2016 6
Carlan, Audrey May 2015 2/9/2016 8
Carlan, Audrey June 2015 2/9/2016 4
Carlan, Audrey July 2015 2/10/2016 6
Carlan, Audrey August 2015 2/10/2016 7
Carlan, Audrey September 2015 2/10/2016 8
Carlan, Audrey October 2015 2/11/2016 6
Carlan, Audrey November 2015 2/11/2016 6
Carlan, Audrey December 2015 2/11/2016 6
Carmack, Cora All Played Out 2015 3/6/2016 6
Carr, Robyn What We Find 2016 7/31/2016 4
Carr, Robyn Wildest Dreams 2015 2/5/2016 4
Casey, Elle Rebel 2013 6/19/2016 6
Cates, Georgia Beauty from Pain (a) 2013 8/10/2016 8
Cates, Georgia Beauty from Surrender (a) 2013 8/11/2016 8
Cates, Georgia Beauty from Love (a) 2014 8/16/2016 8
Cates, Georgia Indulge (a) 2016 5/26/2016 10
Cates, Georgia Tap 2016 1/11/2016 10
Cates, Georgia Stout 2016 5/17/2016 8
Chase, Emma Royally Screwed 2016 10/31/2016 10
Chase, Emma Sustained (a) 2015 12/19/2016 8
Chase, Emma Appealed 2016 2/8/2016 8
Chase, Emma Sidebarred 2016 4/28/2016 10
Cherry, Brittainy The Fire Between High & Lo 2016 3/27/2016 8
Cherry, Brittainy The Silent Waters 2016 9/23/2016 10
Child , Lee The Killing Floor 2006 5/27/2016 8
Child , Lee Die Trying 2006 6/13/2016 6
Child , Lee Tripwire 2007 7/12/2016 4
Child , Lee Running Blind 2007 12/2/2016 8
Clare, Pamela Barely Breathing 2016 5/11/2016 8
Clare, Pamela Slow Burn 2016 9/22/2016 10
Clare, Pamela Soul Deep (a) 2016 5/18/2016 10
Clayton, Alice Last Call 2015 10/15/2016 8
Clayton, Alice Cream of the Crop 2016 8/11/2016 4
Cole, Courtney Confessions of an Alli Cat 2012 4/30/2016 6
Connelly, Michael The Narrows 2004 11/18/2016 8
Connor, Claudia Worth It All 2016 4/20/2016 8
Cosway, L.H. The Nature of Cruelty 2013 1/29/2016 8
Cosway, L.H.; Reid, Penny The Player and the Pixie 2016 4/19/2016 8
Cullinan, Heidi Family Man 2013 2/17/2016 8
Cullinan, Heidi Let It Snow 2013 3/2/2016 4
Cullinan, Heidi Sleigh Ride 2014 3/16/2016 6
Cullinan, Heidi Nowhere Ranch 2015 2/15/2016 10
Cullinan, Heidi Nowhere Ranch (a) 2015 5/23/2016 10
Cullinan, Heidi Special Delivery 2014 2/19/2016 8
Cullinan, Heidi Double Blind 2014 2/20/2016 8
Cullinan, Heidi The Twelve Days of Randy 2014 2/21/2016 8
Cullinan, Heidi Tough Love 2014 3/19/2016 6
Cumberland, Brooke Spark 2013 3/27/2016 4
Cumberland, Brooke Burn 2013 3/29/2016 4
Cunning, Olivia Insider 2015 10/10/2016 8
Cunning, Olivia Backstage Pass (a) 2012 9/25/2016 10
Daniels, J. Four Letter Word 2016 12/15/2016 8
Daniels, J. Sweet Possession 2014 8/8/2016 6
Darhower, J.M. Target on Our Backs 2016 2/24/2016 10
Dawes, Casey California Sunrise 2015 2/13/2016 6
Day, Sylvia One With You 2016 4/6/2016 10
Donovan, Susan Sea of Love 2013 10/27/2016 6
Donovan, Susan The Sweetest Summer 2014 11/27/2016 4
Donovan, Susan Moondance Beach 2015 10/20/2016 8
Erickson, Megan; Hassell, Santino Strong Signal 2016 2/15/2016 10
Erickson, Megan; Hassell, Santino Strong Signal (a) 2016 9/16/2016 8
Erickson, Megan; Hassell, Santino Fast Connection 2016 12/10/2016 10
Evans, Katy Legend 2016 3/20/2016 8
Fairstein, Linda Devil's Bridge 2015 3/12/2016 6
Fairstein, Linda Killer Look 2016 10/30/2016 8
Fasano, Donna Reclaim My Heart 2013 9/4/2016 8
Finn , Elizabeth Kane's Hell 2015 1/12/2016 10
Finn , Elizabeth The Rules Regarding Gray 2014 2/6/2016 8
Force, Marie Fatal Frenzy 2015 1/3/2016 10
Force, Marie Fatal Identity 2016 12/7/2016 8
Force, Marie I Saw Her Standing There 2014 11/16/2016 6
Force, Marie Rapturous 2016 1/19/2016 6
Force, Marie Ravenous 2016 8/26/2016 10
Force, Marie Love After Dark 2015 5/15/2016 6
Foss, C.M. City Beautiful 2015 1/13/2016 10
Foss, C.M. Shiver 2014 1/15/2016 8
Fowler, Earlene Spider Web (a) 2011 5/17/2016 8
Frank, Ella Alasdair 2015 2/14/2016 4
Frank, Ella Finley 2016 3/22/2016 8
Frank, Ella Devil's Kiss 2016 5/30/2016 4
Garvis Graves, Tracey Heart-Shaped Hack (a) 2016 6/1/2016 8
Garvis Graves, Tracey White-Hot Hack 2016 6/17/2016 6
Glenn, Priscilla Back to You 2012 1/26/2016 8
Grafton, Sue "V" is for Vengeance 2011 12/18/2016 8
Halle, Karina The Lie 2016 2/21/2016 6
Halle, Karina The Debt 2016 9/2/2016 6
Halle, Karina Smut 2016 5/25/2016 6
Harvey-Berrick, Jane Dazzled 2014 5/2/2016 6
Hassell, Santino Sutphin Boulevard 2015 4/24/2016 8
Hassell, Santino Sunset Park 2015 6/20/2016 8
Higgins, Kristan Waiting On You 2014 4/13/2016 6
Hoag, Tami The 9th Girl 2013 11/13/2016 10
Hoag, Tami The Bitter Season 2016 2/17/2016 10
Holden, Kim Bright Side 2014 2/27/2016 10
Holden, Kim Gus 2015 2/28/2016 10
Hoover, Colleen It Ends with Us 2016 8/16/2016 10
Hoover, Colleen Too Late 2016 12/26/2016 8
Howard, Linda Son Of The Morning 1997 9/6/2016 10
Howard, Linda Troublemaker 2016 7/24/2016 6
Hunter, Elizabeth Waking Hearts 2015 1/18/2016 8
Hunter, Elizabeth Imitation & Alchemy 2016 1/30/2016 10
Hunting, Helena Inked Armor 2014 10/8/2016 6
Hunting, Helena Felony Ever After 2016 9/3/2016 6
Huss, , J.A. Rook and Ronin Omnibus Edition 2014 1/28/2016 9
Huss, , J.A. Three, Two, One (321) 2015 6/18/2016 10
Iles, Greg Turning Angel 2005 12/14/2016 8
Jackson, A.L. Where Lightning Strikes 2016 4/29/2016 0
James, E.L. Fifty Shades of Grey (a) 2012 11/11/2016 6
James, E.L. Fifty Shades Darker (a) 2012 12/5/2016 6
James, E.L. Fifty Shades Freed (a) 2012 12/13/2016 6
James, Nicole Jameson 2016 9/21/2016 10
James, Nicole Red Dog 2016 9/20/2016 8
James, Nicole Ruby Falls 2013 5/7/2016 6
Hobman, Lisa J. Bad Company 2015 9/25/2016 8
Hobman, Lisa J. Six 2015 9/26/2016 6
Johnson, Amber L. She Dims the Stars 2016 4/22/2016 6
Johnson, Craig The Cold Dish 2004 12/21/2016 6
Jones, Kim Clubwhore 2016 1/20/2016 8
Jones, Kim Patchwhore 2016 10/11/2016 8
Jones, Lisa Renee Hard Rules 2016 8/18/2016 4
Jones, Lisa Renee Beneath the Secrets 2013 4/26/2016 4
Jordan, Skye Rumor (a) 2015 8/24/2016 8
Jordan, Skye Relentless (a) 2016 8/29/2016 8
Kaye, Laura Bound to Submit 2016 10/11/2016 8
Kaye, Laura Hard Ever After 2016 2/3/2016 8
Kaye, Laura Hard to Serve 2016 7/2/2016 8
Kaye, Laura Love in the Light 2016 1/12/2016 10
Kaye, Laura Hearts in Darkness 2013 1/11/2016 10
Kaye, Laura Ride Hard 2016 4/27/2016 8
Keeland, Vi The Baller 2016 12/22/2016 8
Keeland, Vi Bossman 2016 11/9/2016 8
Keeland, Vi; Ward, Penelope Stuck-Up Suit 2016 4/16/2016 10
Keeland, Vi; Ward, Penelope Stuck-Up Suit (a) 2016 10/24/2016 10
Kennedy, Elle The Mistake 2015 1/13/2016 10
Kennedy, Elle The Score 2016 9/18/2016 10
Kenner, J. Seduce Me 2015 10/24/2016 8
Kepnes, Caroline You 2014 10/19/2016 0
Kepnes, Caroline Hidden Bodies 2016 10/29/2016 0
Kincaid, Kimberly Reckless 2016 9/30/2016 4
Krentz, Jayne Ann Secret Sisters 2015 2/1/2016 6
Lacey, Rachel For Keeps 2015 5/5/2016 6
Lake, Autumn Jones Slow Burn 2014 8/25/2016 8
Lane, Prescott Stripped Raw 2016 3/4/2016 8
Lauren, Christina Beautiful Boss 2016 3/1/2016 6
Lauren, Christina Beautiful 2016 12/5/2016 8
Lauren, Christina Dark Wild Night (a) 2015 11/23/2016 8
Lauren, Christina Wicked Sexy Liar 2016 5/10/2016 8
Lee, Molly E. Edge of Chaos 2016 4/14/2016 6
Leighton, M. All the Pretty Poses 2014 7/5/2016 4
Leighton, M. Levi's Blue 2016 9/21/2016 10
Lynn, Cherrie Rock Me (a) 2013 9/11/2016 10
Lynn, Cherrie Leave Me Breathess (a) 2013 9/14/2016 10
Lynn, Cherrie Watch Me Fall 2015 1/17/2016 6
Lynn, J. Wait for You (a) 2013 12/17/2016 8
MacDonald, John D. The Deep Blue Good-by 2013 12/23/2016 8
Mackenzie, Riley Abruption 2016 1/10/2016 8
Madden-Mills, Ilsa Dirty English 2015 7/14/2016 6
Mallery, Susan Thrill Me 2015 11/21/2016 4
Miller, Raine Filthy Rich 2016 12/11/2016 10
Morris, Liv Marry Screw Kill 2016 5/13/2016 4
Morton, Kate The Lake House 2015 1/9/2016 0
Nickless, Barbara Blood on the Tracks 2016 10/6/2016 8
Pacat, C.S. Captive Prince 2014 11/21/2016 6
Pacat, C.S. Prince's Gambit 2014 11/23/2016 8
Pacat, C.S. Kings Rising 2016 11/25/2016 8
Pettersen, Bev A Scandalous Husband 2014 8/7/2016 4
Phillips, Carly Dare to Love 2014 7/4/2016 4
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth It Had to Be You (a) 2007 10/23/2016 10
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth Heaven, Texas (a) 2007 10/25/2016 8
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth Nobody's Baby But Mine (a) 2007 10/28/2016 6
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth First Star I See Tonight 2016 11/12/2016 6
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth Heroes are My Weakness (a) 2014 12/25/2016 8
Prescott, Daisy Ready to Fall 2013 7/20/2016 6
Preston, Beverly No More Wasted Time (a) 2016 5/29/2016 6
Krentz, Jayne Ann 'Til Death Do Us Part 2016 9/16/2016 8
Raeder, Leah Unteachable (a) 2014 10/18/2016 10
Redmerski, J.A. The Black Wolf 2015 5/20/2016 8
Reid, Penny Beauty and the Mustache 2014 1/23/2016 8
Reid, Penny Grin and Beard It 2016 6/2/2016 8
Reid, Penny Beard Science 2016 12/30/2016 10
Reiss, C.D. Forbidden 2015 3/21/2016 8
Reiss, C.D. Hard Ball (a) 2016 5/31/2016 10
Reiss, C.D. Hard Ball 2016 3/30/2016 10
Reiss, C.D. Shuttergirl 2015 1/20/2016 4
Reisz, Tiffany The Bourbon Thief 2016 8/22/2016 8
Reynard, Sylvain The Shadow 2016 2/3/2016 10
Reynard, Sylvain The Roman 2016 12/6/2016 8
Roberts, Nora The Obsession 2016 5/29/2016 8
Robinson, Steve The Lost Empress 2014 4/24/2016 6
Salsbury, J.B. Fighting the Fall (a) 2015 5/23/2016 8
Saperstein, M.D. Naked Truth 2016 4/20/2016 4
Scott, Kylie Dirty (a) 2016 10/19/2016 10
Scott, Kylie Dirty 2016 4/19/2016 10
Scott, Kylie Deep (a) 2015 10/14/2016 8
Sheridan, Mia Leo 2013 1/2/2016 8
Simone, Sierra American Queen 2016 10/29/2016 10
Simone, Sierra Priest: A Love Story 2015 1/4/2016 10
Simone, Sierra Midnight Mass 2015 3/25/2016 8
Spinella, Laura Ghost Gifts 2016 2/12/2016 6
Staab, Elisabeth At the Stars 2015 4/6/2016 6
Stevens, Amanda The Visitor 2016 9/20/2016 10
Sykes, Julia Impossible Series Box Set 2015 12/24/2016 6
Taylor, Keary What I Didn't Say 2012 10/22/2016 6
Torre, Alessandra Moonshot 2016 12/27/2016 8
Towle, Samantha Unsuitable 2016 10/3/2016 6
Tucker, K.A. Becoming Rain 2015 3/1/2016 6
Ward, J.R. The Bourbon Kings (a) 2015 10/17/2016 10
Ward, J.R. The Angels' Share 2016 11/7/2016 10
Webster, K. Dirty Ugly Toy 2016 6/22/2016 6
Wilder, Jasinda Alpha Boxed Set 2016 10/2/2016 8
Wilder, Jasinda Madame X 2015 1/24/2016 10
Wilder, Jasinda Exposed 2016 3/8/2016 8
Wilder, Jasinda Exiled 2016 8/9/2016 8
Wilson, Norah Serve and Protect Box Set 2012 5/1/2016 6
Wilson, Norah A Fall from Yesterday 2016 6/22/2016 6
Winters, Pepper Destroyed 2014 11/2/2016 4
Winters, Pepper Ruin & Rule 2015 2/24/2016 6
Winters, Pepper Sin & Suffer 2016 2/26/2016 4
Winters, Pepper Unseen Messages 2016 10/15/2016 8
Wolff, Tracy Ruined 2014 4/10/2016 8
Wolff, Tracy Addicted 2014 4/9/2016 6
Wylde, Joanna Reaper's Fire 2016 8/12/2016 8
Young, Samantha Hero 2015 10/31/2016 6

Exported from BookCollector 12/30/2016 10:29:15 AM

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Oh, the Places We've Gone

After twenty-one years away from my hometown of San Diego, I returned this year. The first month back, my eighteen-year-old daughter stayed with my sister and me before returning to the East Coast to attend college. I never thought I would be able to share San Diego with my Virginia born daughter; but, oh, the places we went! I may be a homebody, but I enjoy sightseeing very much. I'm also a shutterbug, and my iPhone is continually at the ready.

The photographs below represent the places we've visited since July. Below each photograph is a link to its corresponding photo album (public photos only) on Flickr. Included in some of the albums are short videos, as well. Enjoy!

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!


07/01/2016 - San Diego Zoo Safari Park (no album)

07/05/2016 - ►Mission Bay and Mission Beach◄

  07/07/2016 - ►Santa Ysabel and Julian◄

07/11/2016 - ►Point Loma◄

07/13/2016 - ►Balboa Park◄

07/15/2016 - ►San Diego Zoo◄

07/18/2016 - ►Old Town and the Beaches Trolley Tour◄

07/20/2016 - ►Liberty Station (SDNTC)◄

07/22/2016 - ►San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve◄

07/26/2016 - ►Spanish Landing◄
 
09/01/2016 - 09/05/2016 ►Cuyamaca Rancho State Park◄

10/25/2016 - ►Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve◄

11/14/2016 - 11/17/2016 ►Palomar Mountain State Park and Lake Henshaw◄

11/29/2016 - 12/04/2016  ►Rancho de los Robles◄