Reading List 2011

I picked up a new series based on my Amazon recommendations last month, the Cedar Cove series written by Debbie Macomber.  They’re marketed as romance novels, but that’s about as loose a genre definition as they could get.  I think these books read like a soap opera, jumping between characters with each scene and telling an overall story for everyone as they intertwine.  Still, there isn’t a soap opera genre in books, so romance it is I suppose.

I’m also honestly not certain if I actually LIKE these books.  They’re interesting, and I do like knowing how things work out, but I find them to be painfully obvious and often stumble over her rather odd sentence structure.  Yet still I continue to read them.  It’s a series and my anal retentive side is showing in that I have to finish all of them.  They really aren’t bad, but they do come in a little below the low standards I have for mindless romance reading.  It’s a beach reading series.

66., 67. and 68. The Calhouns: Catherine, Amanda, and Lilah, Nora Roberts
69. and 70. The Calhouns: Suzanna and Megan, Nora Roberts
71. 16 Lighthouse Road, Debbie Macomber
72. 204 Rosewood Lane, Debbie Macomber
73. 311 Pelican Court, Debbie Macomber
74. 44 Cranberry Point, Debbie Macomber
75. 50 Harbor Street, Debbie Macomber

58. A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin
59. A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin
60. A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin
61. Heartless, Gail Carringer – highly recommended
62. and 63. Cordina’s Royal Family: Gabriella & Alexander, Nora Roberts
64. and 65. Cordina’s Royal Family: Bennett & Camilla, Nora Roberts

49. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, Rick Riordan (audiobook)
50. Believe in Me, Laura Moore
51. Lean, Mean Thirteen, Janet Evanovich – recommended
52. Fearless Fourteen, Janet Evanovich – recommended
53. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich – recommended
54. Sizzling Sixteen, Janet Evanovich – recommended
55. Smokin’ Seventeen, Janet Evanovich – recommended
56. A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
57. A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin

38. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
39. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
40. The Face on the Milk Carton, Caroline B. Cooney
41. Whatever Happened to Janie?, Caroline B. Cooney
42. The Voice on the Radio, Caroline B. Cooney
43. What Janie Found, Caroline B. Cooney
44. Chance Meeting, Laura Moore
45. Remember Me, Laura Moore
46. Married by Morning, Lisa Kleypas
47. Baby Bargains, Denise & Alan Fields (recommended if you’re interested in purchasing baby things)
48. Around My French Table, Dorie Greenspan (cookbook) – I don’t usually include cookbooks in my reading list, but I have read this one cover to cover in the past two days and it is FABULOUS!  Expect recipes on the blog from this book in the future.

31. Seduce Me at Sunrise, Lisa Kleypas (audiobook)
32. Tempt Me at Twilight, Lisa Kleypas (audiobook)
33. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
34. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
35. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
36. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
37. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)

25.  The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss – highly recommended
26.  Shanna, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
27.  To Ride A Dark Horse, Laura Moore
28.  Mine Til Midnight, Lisa Kleypas (audiobook)
29.  No Choice but Seduction, Johanna Lindsey
30.  Pegasus, Robin McKinley

20. Lean, Mean Thirteen, Janet Evanovich (audiobook)
21. The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss – strongly recommended
22. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey (audiobook)
23. Dragonquest, Anne McCaffrey (audiobook)
24. Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey (audiobook)

1. What to Expect when You’re Expecting, Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
(for the record, I’m not expecting.  A friend gave me this and it’s interesting.)
2. Eragon, Christopher Paolini (audio book)
3.  Soulless, Gail Carrington – strongly recommended
4. Changeless, Gail Carrington – strongly recommended
5. Blameless, Gail Carrington – strongly recommended
6. Twin: A Memoir, Allen Shawn
7. Green Rider, Kristen Britain -strongly recommended
8. First Rider’s Call, Kristen Britain – strongly recommended
9. The High King’s Tomb, Kristen Britain – strongly recommended
10. Eldest, Christopher Paolini (audiobook)
11. Alanna, Tamora Pierce
12. In the Hands of the Goddess, Tamora Pierce
13. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, Tamora Pierce
14. Lioness Rampant, Tamora Pierce
15. Brisingr, Christopher Paolini (audiobook)
16. Sea Swept, Nora Roberts (audiobook) – recommended
17. Rising Tides, Nora Roberts (audiobook) – recommended
18. Inner Harbor, Nora Roberts (audiobook) – recommended
19. Chesapeake Blue, Nora Roberts (audiobook) – recommended

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2 Responses to Reading List 2011

  1. Cheryl Waters says:

    Your reading days are about to slow down. You mgiht have time for audio books, maybe!

    • Kali says:

      Nah, my reading days will speed up. They’ll just be filled with very, very short baby books. 🙂 I bet I could read 100 of those in a year pretty easily.

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