Friday, January 31, 2014

January Reading Report

A January filled with below average temperatures and enough snow to make things difficult resulted in some good reading time. If you're interested in my short comments or a description of a listed book, the links are to my Goodreads postings.


BEFORE I MET YOU by Lisa Jewell
Source:  Library
Format: Trade Paperback
Rating:  3/5

MR. LYNCH'S HOLIDAY by Catherine O'Flynn
Source:  Library
Format:  Hardcover
Rating:  4/5


Series:  Baker Street Letters #3
Source: Library
Format: Hardcover
Rating:  3.5/5

NEW TRICKS by David Rosenfelt
Series:  Andy Carpenter #7
Source:  Library
Format:  Kindle
Rating:  4/5


BIG SKY SECRETS by Linda Lael Miller
Series:  Parable, Montana #6
Source:  Library
Format:  Kindle
Rating:  4/5

FAST WOMEN by Jennifer Crusie
Source:  Mt. TBR
Format:  Kindle
Rating:  3/5
January 2014 selection for Yahoo Group On the Porch Swing Group Discussion

BORN IN FIRE by Nora Roberts
Series:  Concannon Sisters Trilogy #1
Source:  Library
Format:  Kindle
Rating:  4/5

FOUL PLAY by Janet Evanovish
Source:  Library
Format:  Kindle
Rating:  3.5/5

Currently reading:  A STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE by April Smith

Friday, January 3, 2014

A New Year

Time to catch up for the end of 2013 and look forward to 2014.

I never did post a November Book Report, so will list those books here for the sake of good order.  If you're interested in my short comments or in a description of the book, the links are to my Goodreads postings.  

TWELVE ACROSS by Barbara Delinsky; Romance, 3.5/5
SEARCH THE DARK (Ian Rutledge #3) by Charles Todd; Mystery, 4/5
DOG SONGS by Mary Oliver; Poetry, 5/5
DARK WITCH (Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts; Romance, 4/5
WHEN WE TOUCH (Whiskey Creek #0.5) by Brenda Novak; Romance 3/5
WHERE WERE YOU?, Gus Russo & Harry Moses, eds.; Nonfiction, 3.5/5
LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY by Fiona, Countess of Carnarvan; Nonfiction, 3.5/5
THANKSGIVING by Janet Evanovich; Romance, 3.5/5
THE CHRISTMAS CUCKOO by Mary Jo Putney; Romance, 4/5
COLD COMFORT (an Ian Rutledge short story) by Charles Todd; Mystery, 3.5/5
MY OWN MIRACULOUS (Prequel to SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY) by Joshilyn Jackson; Fiction, 4/5

And the December books:
A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS (Hamish Macbeth #16) by M.C. Beaton; Mystery, 3.5/5
PLAY DEAD (Andy Carpenter #6) by David Rosenfelt; Mystery, 4/5
THE RATTLE BAG, Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, eds.; Poetry, 4/5
SURVIVAL LESSONS by Alice Hoffman; Nonfiction, 4/5
A CHRISTMAS MEMORY by Truman Capote; Fiction, 5/5
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS by Susan Wiggs; Romance, 3/5
CHRISTMAS BLISS by Mary Kay Andrews; Fiction, 3.5/5
A SEASIDE CHRISTMAS (Chesapeake Shores #10) by Sherryl Woods; Romance, 4/5
CHRISTMAS ON 4TH STREET (Fool's Gold #12.5) by Susan Mallery; Romance, 3.5/5
A YEAR WITH RILKE, Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy, eds.; Poetry/Essays, 4/5
LEGACY OF THE DEAD (Ian Rutledge #4) by Charles Todd; Mystery, 4/5

And a 2013 summary:
My Goodreads goal for 2013 was 100 books, and I finished with 114 books and a total of 30,595 pages. Fiction and Mystery topped the genre listing with 38 and 32, respectively. Kindle was the top Format at 62 books, and 70 books (print and Kindle) came from the library. In the ratings game, I gave eight books a 5/5 rating, and my average rating was 3.62. LETTERS FROM SKYE by Jessica Brockmole and DOG STORIES by Mary Oliver tied for my favorite books of the year.

Looking forward:
Reading resolutions aren't really my thing because I just continue to read what I want to read when I want to read it (library reserve list position notwithstanding).  And for 2014, I look forward to sharing bookish thoughts with those who visit here at Owl's Feathers as well as friends at the Yahoo Group, On the Porch Swing and on Goodreads.