Contact email: mesreads AT
###Winner Announcement Posts are linked here.###

GIVEAWAYS ARE NOW LOCATED ON THEIR OWN PAGE - CLICK ON TAB ABOVE; Giveaways also linked on right sidebar.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

2009 100+ Reading Challenge Completed!

This was the original challenge I joined at J. Kaye Book Blog!
Sign up here:

Because the list is long I will divide it into a couple of posts!

Read JANUARY 2009 Books 1-17
Ratings 1-5
RA = Review available; BR = Brief review available

1. Desperately Seeking a Duke by Celeste Bradley Heiress Brides #1 Historical Romance 4.5
2. Demon Rum by Sandra Brown (Audio CD) Contemporary Romance 3.0 BR
3. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (Audible) Contemporary Fiction 4.0 BR
4. A Gift of Love Anthology (Jude Deveraux, Judith McNaught, Kimberly Cates, Andrea Kane and Judith O’Brien) Holiday Romances 4.5
5. Murder on Nob Hill by Shirley Tallman (Audible) Historical Mystery 4.5
6. Barbarians of Malka by Justus Roux Fantasy 3.5 BR
7. Irresistible by Mary Balogh Historical Romance 5.0 BR
8. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #3) (Audible) Paranormal 4.0
9. Lady be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Audible) Contemporary Romance 5 BR
10. Manhunt by Janet Evanovich (Audio CD) Contemporary Romance 4.0 BR
11. The Duke Next Door by Celeste Bradley Heiress Brides #2 Historical Romance 4.0
12. Tween Heaven and Hell by Sam Cheever Fantasy Romance 5 RA
13. Duke Most Wanted by Cecilia Bradley Heiress Brides #3 Historical Romance 4.5
14. Eifelheim by Michael Flynn (Audible) Science Fiction 4.0 BR
15. What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty Historical Romance 4.5 RA
16. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (Sookie #4) (Audible) Paranormal 4.5
17. Pathway to Her Heart by Linda Ford Historical Romance 4.5 RA

Read FEBRUARY 2009 Books 18-29
Ratings 1-5
RA = Review available; BR = Brief review available

18. Trick My Truck but Don=t Mess with My Heart by LuAnn McLane Contemporary Romance 4.0 BR
19. The Suspect by Jasmine Creswell Romantic Suspense 4.0 BR
20. Surrender a Dream by Jill Barnett Historical Romance 4.5 BR
21. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (Rachel Morgan #1) (Audible) Paranormal 5.0 RA
22. Jerusalem Vigil by Bodie & Brock Thoene Christian Historical Fiction 4.5 BR
23. Trust Me by Brenda Novak (Audible) Romantic Suspense 3.5 (Rating lower due to poor quality of narration) BR
24. Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood (Audible) Romantic Suspense 4.5 RA
25. The Marshall Takes a Bride by Renee Ryan Harlequin Historical Romance 4.5 RA
26. Red Fire by Deidre Knight Fantasy Romance 4.5 RA
27. Dead as A Doornail by Charlaine Harris (Sookie #5) Paranormal 4.0 BR
28. Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (Audible) Fantasy 4.5
29. Lucky Day by Mary Higgins Clark (Audio Tape) Mystery 4.0

Read MARCH 2009 Books 30-46
Ratings 1-5
RA = Review available; BR = Brief review available

30. A Cowboy’s Redemption by Jeannie Watt Super Romance 5 RA
31. Between the Devil and Desire by Lorraine Heath Historical Romance 4.5 RA
32. In A Heartbeat by Donna Richards Romantic Suspense 5 RA
33. Jake’s Return by Liana Laverentz Contemporary Romance 4.25 RA
34. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie #6) (Audible) Paranormal 4.0
35. Night of Novel Tea by Cindy Green (eBook) Romantic Suspense 4.0
36. Captive Angel by Wendy Stone (eBook) Romantic Suspense 4.0 RA
37. Said the Spider to the Fly by Miss Mae (eBook) Romantic Suspense 5.0 RA
38. The Good, The Bad and the Undead by Kim Harrison (Rachel Morgan #2) (Audible) Paranormal 4.5
39. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie #7) Paranormal 4.25
40. It All Began With a Wager by Lora Darling (eBook) Historical romance four Vignettes 4.75 BR
41. The Daddy Spell by Patti Anne Colt Contemporary Romance 4.5 RA
42. Every Witch Way But Dead by Kim Harrison (Rachel Morgan #3) Paranormal 4.5
43. Breach of Trust by Kimber Chin (eBook) Business/Romantic Suspense 4.75 RA
44. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (Sookie #8) (Audible) Paranormal 4.25
45. The Island by Heather Graham (Audio CD) Romantic Suspense 4.5
46. Wedded in a Whirlwind by Liz Fielding Harlequin Romance 4.75

Read APRIL 2009 Books 47-59
Ratings 1-5
RA = Review available; BR = Brief review available

47. The Mars Imperative by Mark Terrence Chapman (eBook) Science fiction 4.75 RA
48. Only His by Elizabeth Lowell (Audible) Historical Western Rating 4
49. When a Stranger Loves Me by Julianne MacLean Historical Romance 4.5 WR
50. Heart of the Winter Wolf by Dani Harper (eBook) Paranormal/Changling 5 RA
51. The Rogue and the Rival by Maya Rodale Historical romance 4 WR
52. A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison (Rachel Morgan #4) (Audible) Paranormal 4
53. Darlin’ by Jewel Adams (eBook) A Time Travel Sensual Romance@ 5 RA
54. Pandora’s Box by Natale Stenzel Paranormal (Puca) 4.75 WR
55. Mistaken Identity by Sherry Derr-Willie (eBook) Contemporary Romance 4.75 WR
56. Death Dance by Linda Fairstein (D.A. Alex Cooper) (Audio CD) Crime thriller 4
57. Dragon’s Mate by Beth Caudill (eBook) Paranormal/Fantasy/Shapeshifter 4.25
58. Blood Bytes by Susan Phelan Paranormal/Vampire 4.5 WR
59. For A Few Demons More by Kim Harrison (Rachel Morgan #5) (Audible) Paranormal 4.5

Continued in Post #2


  1. Hi Martha!

    I was thrilled to find today, as your book reviews are interesting and well-written. Congratulations on finishing the challenge!

    I work in the marketing department of Putnam and River at Penguin, and we have a couple upcoming titles by gripping, debut authors we think you and your audience may enjoy:

    THE WET NURSE'S TALE by Erica Eisdorfer: Featuring a bright and clever, sharp-tongued heroine in the business of nursing babies in Victorian England, this historical fiction tale is endearing and gripping. Loved by author Elizabeth Gilbert of EAT, Pray, Love fame, you'll be turning the pages quickly as Susan Rose embarks on a journey to save her son.

    WHAT FRENCH WOMEN KNOW by Debra Ollivier: It's not the shoes, the scarves, or the lipstick that give French women their allure. It's this: French women don't give a damn. Ollivier explores the stereotypes in this smart and savvy look into the sexy culture of the French Woman.

    If you're interested in receiving an advanced readers copy of one of these titles, please contact me at

    Thanks and I look forward to working with you, Martha!


  2. Hi Lydia! Thanks for coming by and offering me more books to read and review! I'll reply offsite to your e-mail! Martha


Your comments are always appreciated!


Related Posts with Thumbnails