Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Reading Blitz Reading List

Shauna over at the Reading and Ruminations Blog is hosting a Summer Reading Blitz. Definitely go by and check it out - there are giveaways and she's donating to charity for all comments during June. I'm joining in on the reading part of the challenge. Hey I finished 21 books last month - will it really be that hard to go for 30? Well I'm going to try.

So here is my base post to list my reading for the month of June and how I am doing with my Summer Reading Blitz.

  1. A Morning Like This by Deborah Beford - Review and Giveaway
  2. Missing Pieces by Joy Fielding
  3. I Like It Like That (Gossip Girl #5) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
  4. Flirting With Temptation by Kelley St. John - Review
  5. The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale - Review and Giveaway
  6. You're the One That I Want by Cecily Von Ziegesar
  7. Once Smitten, Twice Shy by Lori Wilde (Wedding Veil Wishes #2) - Review
  8. Fragment by Warren Fahy - Review
  9. The Disappearance of Isabel Dos Santos by Margaret Mascarenhas - Review
  10. The Texas Billionaire's Bride by Crystal Green

Booking Through Thursday - Sticky

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Here is this week's Booking Through Thursday question:

I saw this over at Shelley’s, and thought it sounded like a great question for all of you:

“This can be a quick one. Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.”

Here's my list (I was bad and I kept going to 17):

  1. It by Stephen King
  2. A Morning Like This by Deborah Bedford
  3. Forever by Judy Blume
  4. Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
  5. Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
  6. Wind Dancer by Jamie Carie
  7. Deadfall by Robert Liparulo
  8. Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
  9. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
  10. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  11. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
  12. Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
  13. Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
  14. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  15. Death Angel by Linda Howard
  16. The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury
  17. They Did it With Love by Kate Morgenroth
Check out more lists here.

May Summary

Before I start my May Summary - a little contest maintenance to take care of, first the winner of Strange Angels is Kristi! I have emailed you for your address.

Second, please check out my Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz contest, there are still a few days left to enter.

Now onto my May Summary:

In May I read 21 books. It breaks down like this:

  • 3 from the library
  • 11 from home
  • 7 from booksfree

  • 14 were books (the kind you hold - paperback/hardback/trade)
  • 2 were ARCs
  • 2 were ebooks
  • 3 were audiobooks

The books I read were:
  1. Dead Until Dark - Sookie Stackhouse #1 - Charlaine Harris (audiobook)
  2. Wind Dancer - Jamie Carie (church library)
  3. Untamed - House of Night #4 - P.C. and Kristin Cast (mine)
  4. Deadfall - Robert Liparulo (booksfree)
  5. The Scarlet Letterman - Bard Academy #2 - Cara Lockwood (booksfree)
  6. Amorous Liasons - Sarah Mayberry (audiobook)
  7. Ghostwriter - Travis Thrasher (ARC) - Review
  8. The Devil's Footprints - Amanda Stevens (mine)
  9. Gun Lake - Travis Thrasher (library) - Review
  10. Flawless - Nate McCormick #2 - Joshua Spanogle (mine)
  11. All I Want is Everything - Cecily Von Ziegesar - Gossip Girl #3 (booksfree) - Review
  12. Because I'm Worth It - Cecily Von Ziegesar - Gossip Girl #4 (booksfree) - Review
  13. Trial By Fire - Firefighters of Station Five #1 - Jo Davis (booksfree) - Review
  14. Sweethearts - Sara Zarr (booksfree) - Review
  15. Look Again - Lisa Scottoline (library)
  16. Strange Angels - Lili St. Crow (ARC) - Review
  17. Admission - Jean Hanff Korelitz (mine) - Review
  18. Under His Skin - Titan Sisters #1 (ebook)
  19. Montana Sky - Nora Roberts (audiobook)
  20. A Little Light Magic - Joy Nash (mine) - Review
  21. The 8th Confession - Women's Murder Club #8 - James Patterson (ebook)

A really good month for me. I'm already at 3 books for June, so it looks like another good month. I just need to get some reviews posted!