Sunday, February 25, 2018

2018 Books Read

Umm, yeah, this is way later than I usually do my 'books read' post, but that's because I chose a honker of a book to read first.  And I was also wrapped up in editing and publishing.

I have  had a goal to read 70 books this year.  Whether that'll happen after this behemoth of a book?  Time will tell.  As always * will mean ebook, # will mean new-to-me, underappreciated author.

New symbol: ? after the genre means I'm not sure what it was supposed to be so I guessed.

8/5/18 - Increased goal to 80 books.

9/9/18 - Increased goal to 90 books.

11/17/18 - Increased goal to 95 books

So, anyway, here's the list....

95) Fly Away Home by Genevieve Davis (12/29/18) - Romantic Suspense*#
94) Ebola Cell by RJ Spears and Scott Spears (12/26/18) - Thriller*#
93) Murder and the Wanton Bride by Brett Halliday (12/21/18) - Hard-boiled Crime
92) Blame the Mistletoe by Dani Collins (12/20/18) - Romance*
91) Hand in Glove (Roderick Alleyn #22) by Ngaio Marsh (12/18/18) - Mystery
90) The Stone Bull by Phyllis A. Whitney (12/9/18) - Romantic Suspense
89) Mr, Smith and the Roach by JJ DiBenedetto (12/6/18) - Hard-boiled SF Crime*#
88) Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn (12/5/18) - Political Thriller
87) High Profile (Jesse Stone #6) by Robert B. Parker (12/1/18) - Crime
86) A Matter of Love and Death by Caron Albright (11/30/18) - Historical Mystery*#
85) Purrfect Murder (Hazel Hart #1) by Louise Lynn (11/23/18) - Cozy Mystery*
84) The Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson (11/17/18) - Mystery
83) The Reckoning by Kerry Watts (11/16/18) - Suspense*#
82) Peril at End House by Agatha Christie (11/13/18) - Mystery
81) Discarded (Dumpstermancer #1) by Michael J. Allen (11/11/18) - UF*#
80) The Golden Unicorn by Phyllis A. Whitney (11/10/18) - Romantic Suspense
79) The Snow in Her Eyes by Cedar Sanderson (11/6/18) - UF*
78) The Opening Chase by Cap Daniels (11/6/18) - Suspense*
77) Meg & The Mystery Man by Elise Title (11/1/18) - Romance
76) When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean (10/14/18) - Action Thriller
75) Amazon Decoded: A Marketing Guide to the Kindle Store by David Gaughran (10/9/18) - NF*
74) Magic Born (Dragon Mage #1) - by Dylan Chick (10/8/18) - UF*
73) An Occupied Grave by AG Barnett (10/7/18) - Mystery*
72) Resurgence (Demon Spring #1) by S. Usher Evans (10/5/18) - Urban Fantasy*#
71) Crocodile Creek by Valerie Parv (10/3/18) - Romance
70) The Krewe by Seth Pevey (9/29/18) - Suspense*#
69) The By-Pass Control by Mickey Spillane (9/28/18) - Thriller
68) Mum's the Word for Murder by Brett Halliday (9/20/18) - Crime Novel
67) Outback Summer by Nancy John (9/15/18) - Romance
66) My Life Among the Serial Killers by Morrison and Goldberg (9/13/18) - NF
65) Rascal by Sterling North (9/9/18) - Memoir
64) Secret of the Lost Race by Andre Norton (9/8/18) - SF
63) Cambodia Clash (Mack Bolan Executioner #65) by Some Author (9/7/18) - Action/Adventure
62) Shade Chaser (City of Crows #2) by Clara Coulson (9/3/18) - Urban Fantasy*
61) Sabercat by TL Knighton (8/29/18) - SF*#
60) Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose (8/27/18) - History
/59) Suddenly Sorceress by Erica Lucke Dean (8/24/18) - Paranormal Romance*
58) A Scone to Die For by HY Hanna (8/23/18) - Cozy Mystery*
57) Under the Assassin's Moon by Silver James (8/22/18) - Paranormal Romantic Suspense*
56) Soul Breaker (City of Crows #1) by Clara Coulson (8/20/18) - Urban Fantasy*
55) Prince of Poison by J. Douglas (8/13/18) - Fantasy*#
54) The Haunting of Hattie Hastings: Part One by Audrey Davis (8/6/18) - Paranormal Chick Lit?*
53) M in the Demon Realm by Mark William Hammond (8/5/18) - Urban Fantasy*
52) Puppet on a Chain by Alistair MacLean (8/3/18) - Suspense
51) Murder Most Thorny (Myrtle Grove Garden Club #2) by LouLou Harrington (8/1/18) - Cozy Mystery*
50) Ghosts of Pinkerton: Vampire and The Frenchman by Andy DeJong (7/30/18) - Supernatural Adventure?*
49) The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton (7/29/18) - Technothriller
48) Dead Wizard's Loot by DJ Salisbury (7/26/18) - Fantasy*
47) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (7/21/18)- Romantic Suspense
46) Term Limits by Vince Flynn (7/15/18) - Political Thriller
45) Off Leash (Freelance Familiars #1) by Daniel Potter and Marianne Fox (7/13/18) - Paranormal*
44) Die Like a Dog by Brett Halliday (7/11/18) - Hard-boiled Crime
43) Murder on Tyneside by Eileen Thornton (7/10/18) - Mystery*
42) Night Fall by Silver James (7/9/18) - Paranormal Romance*
41) Jade Star by Cedar Sanderson (7/8/18) - SF novella*
40) The Unknown Twin by Kathryn Shay (7/8/18) - Romance
39) Magic's Child by DJ Salisbury (7/7/18) - Fantasy*
38) The Shadow of the Lynx by Victoria Holt (7/4/18) - Historical Romantic Suspense
37) Wizard's Child by DJ Salisbury (6/30/18) - Fantasy*
36) No Shirt, No Shoes, No Spells by Rose Pressey (6/29/18) - Paranormal Romance*
35) State of the Union by Brad Thor (6/28/18) - Political Thriller
34) Trials of Rumpole by John Mortimer (6/25/18) - Mystery short stories
33) The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope by CW Grafton (6/22/18) - Hard-Boiled Mystery#
32) The Blunt End of Oblivion by LJ Simpson (6/21/18) - SF*
31) Cleaver Square (DCI Morton #2) by Daniel Campbell & Sean Campbell (6/16/18) - Suspense*
30) The Secret Poison Garden by Maureen Klovers (6/15/18) - Mystery*#
29) Alchemy's Child by DJ Salisbury (6/14/18) - Fantasy*
28) Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (6/10/18) - Historical Mystery
27) That Ol' Black Magic by Silver James (6/8/18) - Urban Fantasy*
26) Drained by EH Reinhard (6/7/18) - Suspense*
25) His Cowboy Heart by Jennifer Ryan (6/6/18) - Romance
24) Panic by KR Griffiths (6/3/18) - Horror*
23) Dead on Demand (DCI Morton #1) by Daniel Campbell & Sean Campbell (6/2/18) - Suspense*
22) The Blunt End of the Service by LJ Simpson (5/28/18) - SF*#
21) A Grave Mistake by Alexander Tarler (5/26/18) - Fantasy*#
20) Where There's Smoke... by Laura Abbot (5/19/18) - Romance
19) Dragon's Child by DJ Salisbury (5/19/18) - Fantasy*
18) The Hitwoman in a Pickle by JB Lynn (5/17/18) - Mystery*
17) Deadly Welcome by John D. MacDonald (5/13/18) - Crime Novel
16) The Convenient Cadaver by Matt Ferraz (5/12/18) - Mystery*#
15) Too Friendly, Too Dead by Brett Halliday, Robert McGinnis (4/22/18) - Hard-boiled Crime
14) Murder on Aisle Three by Megan Rivers (4/21/18) - Mystery*#
13) Murder Over Cocktails by Nancy Skopin (4/20/18) - Mystery*
12) Ice Crown by Andre Norton (4/19/18) - SF/F
11) The Price of Murder by John D. MacDonald (4/15/18) - Crime Novel
10) The Time Hunters by Carl Ashmore (4/14/18) - MG Adventure*
9) Montana Moon by Silver James (4/13/18) - Paranormal Romantic Suspense*
8) Serpent's Child by DJ Salisbury (3/27/18) - Fantasy*
7) Star Flight by Phyllis A. Whitney (3/22/18) - Romantic Suspense
6) Sherlock Holmes and the Cult of Cthulhu by James G. Boswell (3/17/18) - Mystery*#
5) Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case by Kristen Painter (3/16/18) - Paranormal Mystery*
4) Sorcery's Child by DJ Salisbury (3/13/18) - Fantasy*
3) The Big Kill by Mickey Spillane (3/4/18) - Hard-boiled Crime
2) The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter (3/4/18) - YA Fantasy*
1) Shogun by James Clavell (2/25/18) - Epic Historical Adventure

5 comments:

  1. I still say this one counts as ten books.

    And I still don't have the courage to start it. ;-)

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    1. LOL, if only Goodreads agreed with you, Deb. Then I wouldn't be 9 books behind on my reading goal.

      I don't blame you. Shogun takes major commitment. I never thought it would take me almost 2 months to read. Gah.

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  2. You are a more optimistic reader than I, Gunga Din. I read SHOGUN years and years ago but the thought of tackling it today? Nope.

    I'm on track to my goal of 220 read with 33 "official" books down. I have ten more not listed because they're contest reads and can't be revealed until summer. Of course, I'm reading "small" these days, and doing a lot of listening so I get book time in while I drive or putz around the house.

    And I agree. Books like SHOGUN and WAR AND PEACE should could for extra bonus books!

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    1. Well, see, I watched bits of the Shogun miniseries eons ago and I remembered it being really interesting, so I wanted to tackle the book. Big sucker that it was. It was interesting.

      220? You go, girl! I'll be lucky if I hit the 70 I promised I'd read.

      War and Peace? Oh, hell no. I'm not that brave.

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  3. I'm so honored to be on this list!

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