Monday, January 2, 2006

2005: The Reading Year In Review

This is going to be a long, link-intensive post - so let's get to it. My reading goal for 2005 was to read 100 books. I met that goal, and then some, by completing 105. Here's a breakdown of the good, the bad and the ugly:

The Best Of The Best:
Prairie Wife by Cheryl St. John (2005)
To Dream Again by Laura Lee Guhrke (1995)
Fallen From Grace by Laura Leone (2003)
Carved In Stone by Vickie Taylor (2005)
Ex And The Single Girl by Lani Diane Rich (2005)

The Best In Guilty Pleasures:
The Tutor by Portia Da Costa (1994)
Honk If You Love Real Men - anthology (2005)

Honorable Mentions:
Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis (2005)
Naked Truth by Amy J. Fetzer (2005)
Prairie Moon by Maggie Osborne (2002)
Old Boyfriends by Rexanne Becnel (2005)

Biggest Disappointments Or Books I Should Have Loved But Didn't:
Return to Me by Shannon McKenna (2004)
Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter (2005)
The Texan's Reward by Jodi Thomas (2005)
Drive Me Crazy by Nancy Warren (2004)
The Charade by Laura Lee Guhrke (2000)

Stick A Fork In Me, I'm Done Or The Horror, The Horror!:
In Your Wildest Dreams by Toni Blake
Windwalker by Natasha Mostert
The Challenge by Susan Kearney
The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun


Kristie (J) said...

Did you not just LOVE Fallen From Grace??? I read it the first time last year and I've loved it all other 4 times I've read it since then.

ReneeW said...

Prairie Wife at the top of your list caught my eye. I loved that book and it made it to my 2005 favorites list. Cheryl St. John is a wonderful writer. I also loved Carved in Stone and Fallen from Grace. Just re-read FFG again this weekend. Wish Leone would right more contemporary romance.