2009 Challenge

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.

Rules and participants can be found in this post at J. Kaye’s Book Blog. Click here to read reviews from other bloggers participating in this challenge.

Kat’s reading list

Unless otherwise indicated, these books were borrowed from Ultimo Library.

  1. The Tail of the Tip-Off by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
  2. All Through the Night by Suzanne Brockmann — A bit of a disappointment. I don’t find diarrhoea scenes particularly romantic.
  3. The Spaniard’s Baby Bargain by Helen Bianchin
  4. John Riley’s Girl by Inglath Cooper
  5. Bartaldi’s Bride by Sara Craven — Sara Craven is now my favourite HMB Sexy author.
  6. His Forbidden Bride by Sara Craven — I could see the great plot twist coming, but it still brought tears to my eyes.
  7. The New Man by Janice Kay Johnson
  8. A Garden in the Rain by Lynn Kurland — Really enjoyed this story.
  9. Deadly Game by Christine Feehan — I think it was slightly better than Jack’s book, but I’m over the GhostWalker series.
  10. The Men of Thorne Island by Cynthia Thomason — A good read.
  11. Ash Road by Ivan Southall — Seems a bit unrealistic, but I think it does a good job of capturing the emotions during a bushfire.
  12. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  13. The Star Princess by Susan Grant — Okay, but nothing in the characters or the plot really stood out in my mind.
  14. Fit To Be Tied by Karen Kendall
  15. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi — An absolutely cracking good read. Have bought copies for friends.
  16. See Jane Run by Rachel Gibson — Couldn’t buy the heroine as a writer or erotic fantasy for men. She was much too tame.
  17. Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  18. Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann
  19. 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.
  20. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer — Better than Twilight, but I’m stopping while I’m ahead.
  21. The Legend of Banzai Maguire by Susan Grant — Okay, but again, not memorable.
  22. Addition by Toni Jordan — Loved it. Due for review before my renewal expires!
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Marked by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  26. 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?


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