Sunday, December 18, 2011

November books

20. The Royal Treatment by Mary Janice Davidson - adult - romance novel featuring an alternate reality where Alaska is ruled by a royal family and is its own country.

21. Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - young adult - Dog's point of view of life, ok but not my cup of tea.

22. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - young adult - Okay, perhaps I'm the last person in America who hasn't read these books. Girl meets boy, falls in love, finds out he's a vampire

23. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer - young adult - book two in the series - vampire leaves girl for "her own good," she meets werewolf, she starts to fall for werewolf, she saves vampire, all ok

24. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer - young adult - book three - werewolf and vampire fight over girl, end up fighting together to protect girl, girl plans to marry vampire

25. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer - book four - vampire and girl get married, have baby, she becomes a vampire, vampires and werewolves fight off big, bad vampires

26. Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman - adult - King Richard II of England on crusade - long, lots of battle, loved his sister

October Books

6. After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick - middle grade/young adult -Sequel to Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie tells the story of Steven in eighth grade and what is life is like post cancer.

7. 39 Clues Cahills vs. Vespers: The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman - middle grade - First in a new series continuing the adventures of Amy and Dan Cahill and their many cousins two years after the original series.

8. Fate and Consequences by Linda Wells -adult - Pride and Prejudice what-if book. Reread for me.

9. Affinity and Affection by Linda Wells -adult- Pride and Prejudice what-if book. Reread.

10. New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb -adult- Latest in the Eve Dallas mystery series. Very good read, great mystery and some clues to Eve's past are discovered.

11. Dark Falls by Kat Falls -middle grade/young adult - Futuristic underworld pioneer society. Good mystery and realistic future possibilities.

12. On This Spot: An Expedition Back Through Time -picture book - by Susan E. Goodman -The same spot in New York City from the very beginning through modern times.

13. Christian the Lion by Anthony Bourke - picture book- tells the story of a young lion raised in London stores who was returned to the wild successfully.

14. The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World by Nathaniel Philbrick - Young adult - version of his adult novel follows the story of the original Mayflower settlers prior to, during, and after their journey to the New World.

15. Causing Havoc by Lori Foster -adult- Romance novel involving long lost siblings and mixed martial arts.

16. The Naked Marquess by Sally Mackenzie -adult- Regency romance with lots of humor and bawdines.

17. Taming the Prince by Teresa Meirdos - adult- Middle Ages romance with a proxy wedding and a groom afraid of his kids.

18. King George What Was His Problem by Steve Sheinkin - middle grade/young adult - story of the American Revolution

19. Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind by Judy Finchler and Kevin O'Malley - Picture book - tells about a teacher helping a reluctant reader