Seduce: to win over; attract

Yarn seduces me with her siren call. "Pick me! Pick me!" I am hopelessly enchanted by yarn and am delighted by the endless choices.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I did it!

I successfully read 52 books in 52 weeks!  (click link to see the list)

In fact, I exceeded 52 books.  Woohoo!! I even managed to read more books than last year.  Ok, it was only by 1 but hey, 1 more than last year is great.

I was trying to double my number of books read but had a slow reading month last January.  February wasn't such a great reading month either.  So for next year, I will read 52 books in 52 weeks and at least match the number from this year if not exceed it again (working my way up to doubling the 52 for the year).

I would tell you my favorite book for this year but it is difficult to pick just one. So how about my top 10 (in no particular order) favorite books for 2010:

1.  Fantasy in Death by J D Robb
2.  Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
3.  Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie
4.  Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham
5.  Night of the Living Deed by E J Copperman (new author for me)
6.  Sketch Me If You Can by Sharon Pape (new author for me)
7.  Harvest Hunting by Yasmine Galenorn
8.  Dark Peril by Christine Feehan
9.  Bone Appetit by Carolyn Haines
10. Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

whew! that was hard... I have read so many books that are worthy of the top ten.

I also listened to all the Harry Potter books (while knitting). I had read them years ago when they first came out. Great books! I enjoyed them all over again. And of course I then had to rent the movies!! lol. (yes, I did see the new movie. Great! like all the others)

Two more new authors (new to me) I must mention are Stella Cameron and Mary Stanton.

Stella Cameron's books Out of Body, Out of Mind, and Out of Sight are excellent books about an ancient family of clairvoyants.  If you like Heather Graham, Jayne Ann Krentz, Christina Dodd... you will like these books.

Mary Stanton's paranormal cozy mystery books Defending Angels, Angel's Advocate, and Avenging Angels are excellent mysteries with ethereal clients that need help. Mary Stanton also writes mysteries as Claudia Bishop.

And in case you wonder if I read any books that would be on the bottom of a list. A list of just ok books to read. Well, yes, actually I do:

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King.  I read this book because I was watching the tv show "Happy Town." I saw in the credits the show was based on the book The Colorado Kid by Stephen King.  I use to read all of Stephen Kings' books so I went to the library and check out this book. Don't bother. I was disappointed and to top it off, I am not even sure how the tv show is even based on this book! Unless it has to do with strange and unexplained occurrences.

Well, there you have it. My reading year in a nutshell. Check back after the first of the year. I'll have a new list of books started for 2011. (I'm currently reading Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love)


Janet said...

Well done! I've picked up several books and authors from your list. Can't wait to see your list for 2011. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I love this reading post! 52 books in 52 weeks - Awesome! I want to see what all you read, and thanks for posting your top ten! I also want to start listening to books while I knit! Happy New Year! Off to check your list!

Firefly said...

Wow, you did good! I don't read nearly as much as I used to - always knitting these days -- but that's okay, right ;)?
Happy New Year!