Monday, February 02, 2009

my January reads

I had good reading month in January, and a great start to the challenge for the year. I read a total of 17 books this month and 4 novella length eBooks. And two of these may very well end up at the top of my list of "best reads of the year." 


(1) Book 1 - Christmas Presents and Past by Janice Kay Johnson (print) (HQ)
(2) Book 2 - A Spirit of Christmas by Margot Early (print) (HQ)
(3) Book 3 - All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (print)
(4) Book 4 - Rogue Angel Book 13: Gabriel's Horn by Alex Archer (audio) (HQ)
(5) Book 5 - The Ebony Swan by Phyllis A Whitney (print)
(7) Book 6 - Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas (audio)
(8) Book 7 - Love at First Bite Book 1: Dead Sexy by Kimberly Raye (audio) (HQ)
(9) Book 8 - Suddenly a Parent: A Kid to the Rescue by Susan Gable (print ARC) (HQ)
(10) Book 9 - American Dads Book 3: Once Upon a Valentine's by Holly Jacobs (print) (HQ)
(11) Book 10 - The Host by Stephenie Meyer (audio)
(12) Book 11 - The Shack by William P Young (audio)
(13) Book 12 - The Hardcastle Progeny Book 1: Millionaire's Secret Seduction by Jennifer Lewis (print) (HQ)
(14) Book 13 - Man of the Month Book 1: An Officer and a Millionaire by Maureen Child (print) (HQ)
(15) Book 14 - Star of the Sea Academy Book 1: Sandcastles by Luanne Rice (audio)
(16) Book 15 - The Arcane Society Book 2: White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz (audio)
(17) Book 16 - The Royals Book 3: The Royal Wedding Night by Day Leclaire (print) (HQ)
(18) Book 17 - The Sherbrooke Family Book 1: The Sherbrooke Bride by Catherine Coulter (audio)


And a few shorts (the number in parentheses before titles is where they fell in my running counter for the year):
(6) Unbound: Captured by Lori Devoti (eBook) (HQ)
(6) Dreamcatcher by Anna Leonard (eBook) (HQ)
(6) The Knights of White: Return of the Beast by Lisa Renee Jones (eBook) (HQ)
(6) Draicon: Broken Souls by Bonnie Vanak (eBook) (HQ)


Various TBR Challenge Stats:
A to Z Challenge ~ Author - 13 out of 26 read
A to Z Challenge ~ Title - 15 out of 26 read
TBR ~ Mini-Series Challenge - 7 out of 24 read (personal goal - 12 but challenge goal for community - 24)
TBR ~ First and Seconds Challenge - 7 out of 12 read
TBR ~ Combination Challenge ~ 2009 Count Down - 15 out of 45 read


Current Reads:
Blackout by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom (eBook)
Magic's Design by Cat Adams (print ARC)
Maelstrom by Anne McCaffrey (audio)
All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz (audio)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Book 1 by Ann Brashares (audio)


Next up:
Tangled Up in Love by Heidi Betts (eBook ARC)
the second in Linda Conrad's Safe Keepers series (print)
The Magic Knot by Helen Taylor Scott (print ARC)