You all know what a supporter of the library my family and I are. What better way to pay homage than by having a reading challenge in 2009? Since we are all different, there will be three sizes of challenges.
I’ll be updating this list regularly, based on what I have on loan from the library. I’m aiming for 25 books.
Kat’s reading list
Unless otherwise indicated, these books were borrowed from Ultimo Library.
- The Tail of the Tip-Off by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
- All Through the Night by Suzanne Brockmann — A bit of a disappointment. I don’t find diarrhoea scenes particularly romantic.
- The Spaniard’s Baby Bargain by Helen Bianchin
- John Riley’s Girl by Inglath Cooper
- Bartaldi’s Bride by Sara Craven — Sara Craven is now my favourite HMB Sexy author.
- His Forbidden Bride by Sara Craven — I could see the great plot twist coming, but it still brought tears to my eyes.
- The New Man by Janice Kay Johnson
- A Garden in the Rain by Lynn Kurland — Really enjoyed this story.
- Deadly Game by Christine Feehan — I think it was slightly better than Jack’s book, but I’m over the GhostWalker series.
- The Men of Thorne Island by Cynthia Thomason — A good read.
- Ash Road by Ivan Southall — Seems a bit unrealistic, but I think it does a good job of capturing the emotions during a bushfire.
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
- The Star Princess by Susan Grant — Okay, but nothing in the characters or the plot really stood out in my mind.
- Fit To Be Tied by Karen Kendall
- Old Man’s War by John Scalzi — An absolutely cracking good read. Have bought copies for friends.
- See Jane Run by Rachel Gibson — Couldn’t buy the heroine as a writer or erotic fantasy for men. She was much too tame.
- Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
- Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann
- Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri — Beautifully written, but I needed time to digest each story, and I had to return the book before I finished it.
- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer — Better than Twilight, but I’m stopping while I’m ahead.
- The Legend of Banzai Maguire by Susan Grant — Okay, but again, not memorable.
- Addition by Toni Jordan — Loved it. Due for review before my renewal expires!
- Waiter Rant by Waiter — If you’re a fan of the blog, the stories will be familiar, but I do love the author’s style and insights into the human psyche. More profound than you’d think from the title and blurb.
- Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain — Engrossing read on what happens in restaurant kitchens, although I’m not sure it’s typical of all or even most commercial kitchens.
- Marked by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
- Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann — It helped that I wasn’t tied to Sofia/Decker. Surprisingly enjoyable if over the top. Will this series ever end?