Thursday, August 05, 2010

Thursday Thirteen 164: Recently Read

Yes, I'm racking up more books read for the year. More than 50 and counting! And look, Adelle—there be romance in there! Four titles, plus a romantic vein in the Shakespeare books and a couple of the other mysteries. *VBG*

As always, click on any cover to find out more about the book.














** The "Shakespeare" books are the last four in the five-book Lily Bard series by Charlaine Harris. Yes, she writes something other than Sookie! I really like this series—both Lily and Jack are strong (wounded) characters, and there are some great secondaries, too—and hope she will return to it some day after Sookie (which the author says she is concentrating on for the forseeable future). Book one, Shakespeare's Landlord, was read in May.

** Tempted by a Warrior was won from GoodRead's "First Reads" program. My first Amanda Scott, but probably not the last!

** Track of the Cat was my first Nevada Barr, read for a "parks & recreation" theme challenge for the Cozy Mysteries group. OMG! Why have I never read her books before? It's not like I haven't seen them around anywhere. Will definitely be reading more!

** Sugar Creek is book two in Toni's "Destiny" series. The series begins with One Reckless Summer. Book three, Whisper Falls, comes out in January 2011.





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24 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

I like the title of Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead.

Robin L. Rotham said...

Well, I haven't read any of those particular books, but at least I've read most of the authors. *grin* Nevada Barr is awesome.

Shelley Munro said...

I've read some Nevada Barr books, but not for a while. I've heard good things about Sugar Creek. Did you like it?

colleen said...

I've been reading Eat Pray Love all summer!

The song was: Knocking on Heaven's Door!

Brenda ND said...

Lots of good books. I like Nevada Barr too. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Bennett said...

WOW ... you've been reading up a storm. I just recently started reading the Harry Potter series, and I'm only on book four so far. LOL Happy Thursday!

Stephanie Bennett said...

WOW ... you've been reading up a storm. I just recently started reading the Harry Potter series, and I'm only on book four so far. LOL Happy Thursday!

Anne said...

I'm curious on Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead. Is it a good read?

Darla M Sands said...

Good for you!

Pamela said...

Great list - have to add a couple of these to my "to be requested from the library" list.

I am Harriet said...

Great list of reads!

Enjoy your Thursday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/08/wanna-get-your-car-stolen-get-an-escalade/

Heather said...

Alice: That one was certainly different.

Robin: Points for at least knowing the authors mentioned. *VBG*

Shelley: I loved Sugar Creek. It is book two in Toni's "Destiny" series. Can't wait for book three!

Colleen: Yes, I know what the songs were you refered to on your blog. I still prefer "Waltz" from Sleeping Beauty. I awoke with it still firmly fixed in my head this morning.

Heather said...

Brenda: Thank you. It's good to know so many others like Nevada Barr. I picked up the next two books by her at the UBS last weekend. They had many others, but I figure it's best (esp for my bank acct) to start slow. *g*

Stephanie: I picked up the first three HP books last year and currently have books 4-6 sitting on the TBR. Alice keeps harassing me to get to 'em, LOL. I do hope to get to book 4 this month.

Heather said...

Anne: Frankly My Dear was an okay read. It's a "dark house" type mystery. Guests are assembled at a plantation built to resemble Tara from GWTW where actors portray characters from the movie. Someone ends up dead and the next 12 or so hours is spent discovering whodunnit.

Darla: LOL...thanks! :)

Heather said...

Pamela: Thank you, I hope you enjoy the books you get from the library!

Harriet: Thank you. I enjoyed just about every one of these - some more than others, of course. *g*

Elise Logan said...

I have that entire series of categories - originally released under the Loveswept line - by Kay Hooper. The series with In Serena's Web and Raven on the Wing, I mean. I'm not looking at the series right now, but iirc, there were like a dozen of them. Enjoyable series, the Hagen books.

Tatiana Caldwell said...

Looks like you're getting some major reading in this year!

Mystery - that's a genre I haven't read in a long while, and I'm not even sure why. I'm going to have to add some to my list, too.

Lil Ms Snarky said...

i love some good agatha!

the snarkster

Paige Tyler said...

They sounds interesting!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Elise: That's prtty cool that you have all the originals in Kay Hooper's Hagen series. In her last newsletter she said that the entire series is being re-released by her new publisher, beginning with these two. I look forward to catching up on the rest of the series!

Tatiana: I've always been an avid reader, but sadly noted that I did not do much reading during the early 2000's. I've been trying to remedy that, and so far so good. Only 30 books in 2007, but 68 in 2008, 85 in 2009 and more than 50 so far this year (aiming for at least 80).

Heather said...

Snarky: It was interesting reading this collection of short stories, especially as it's been so long since I've read any of her books. I recently scooped up a couple I read XX years ago at bargain prices with plans for a reread. Will be interesting to see if I remember any of the plots! LOL

Paige: Thanks, there were some really good ones in this batch!

Kristen said...

So many new books for me to check out - thanks for a great list!

jillconyers said...

I'm a big Sookie/Harris fan so i will definitely check out the Shakespeare series when I go to the bookstore this weekend.

Heather said...

Kristen: Always happy to enable. *grin*

Jill: I hope you find and enjoy the Lily Bard series as much as I did!