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 Books I Read in 2016

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

12/30/2016 11:31:37 AM

9 comments:

  1. Wow! Lots of good books found you this year! I also love the quote at the top!

    Amy

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  2. Wow, you are truly a voracious reader! This is the most detailed end-of-year reading summary I have ever seen. Great job! Happy reading in the new year, Sistah!

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    1. Thanks for your help, and happy reading to you too, Sistah!

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  3. Wow! And I'm excited to be on my 13th book of the year, surpassing my challenge goal by one...Even though romance is decidedly not my first genre of choice, I always follow your reviews. From your list, (1) I've decided the True North Series warrants a look; (2) thanks for the introductions to the Alexander Cooper Mysteries and the Bourbon Kings -- almost certain I will enjoy those; (3) I've seen the Jack Reacher movies, so not sure I could backtrack to the books; (4) Greg Isles has been on my to-read list for forever so appreciate the reminder; and (5) I'm definitely intrigued with Son of the Morning!

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    1. Yay for surpassing your goal, Stephanie! Whatever books you read, may they be rewarding!

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  4. Impressive book list. I read several of the same books as you had. Keep up the the reading it keeps the brain healthy.

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    1. Since we met because of books, Mary Jo, I think they can be good for friendships, too. Enjoy your year reading!

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  5. Good golly you read a lot of books! I count myself doing well if I finish 2 to 3 a month. I've tried to read books other than romance but never get far. Must have those happy endings, you know? Anyways, I'm curious about some of the books you liked enough to call favorites. I haven't heard of a few of the authors and am curious now. Janie

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