Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Books I've Read 2014

For the past four years I've kept track of the books I read. I read so much that everything tends to blend together in my mental library. It's always fun at the end of the year to look back and see what I've read, loved, and want to re-read (and on the odd occasion, want to avoid).

This list is only of books and novellas I've read and finished (though if I read an entire anthology, I list only the anthology title). The books are listed in the order I read them.

There are sure to be many wonderful stories on the list, but the ones with a ** by them are ones I highly recommend.

1. Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties, Book 1) by Jenn Bennett **
2. Winter's Heat (Nemesis, Unlimited, Book 1.5) by Zoë Archer
3. Romance for Cynics by Nicola Marsh
4. Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas (Perfect Fit, Book 1.5) by Sugar Jamison
5. The Supercharged Hormone Diet by Natasha Turner
6. Learning to Breathe (Arbor Heights, Book 6) by Diana DeRicci
7. This Is Who I Am (Master of the Shadowlands, Book 7) by Cherise Sinclair **
8. A Very Personal Trainer by Justine Elyot (re-read) **
9. VB6 by Mark Bittman
10. Perfect Together (Serendipity’s Finest, Book 3) by Carly Phillips
11. Rise of the Gryphon (Belador, Book 4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
12. Texas Hold ’Em (Hotter In Texas, Book 3) by Christie Craig
13. Melting the Ice (Play-by-Play, Book 7) by Jaci Burton
14. Cursed by Cupid by Wendy Sparrow
15. Zen for Cats by Alfred Birnbaum and Riku Kanmei
16. Once in a Lifetime (Lucky Harbor, Book 9) by Jill Shalvis **
17. Concealed in Death (In Death, Book 38) by J.D. Robb
18. Since You’ve Been Gone (Welcome to Paradise, Book 4) by Elle Kennedy
19. Sinfully Yours (Hellions of High Street, Book 2) by Cara Elliott
20. Passionately Yours (Hellions of High Street, Book 3) by Cara Elliott
21. Victorian Valentine by Riley Shane (re-read) **
22. The Billionaire’s Demands (Boardrooms & Billionaires, Book 3) by Addison Fox
23. Blah Blah Valentine’s Day by Kyle Adams
24. The Clockwork Wolf (Disenchanted & Co., Book 2) by Lynn Viehl
25. Make You Mine (Dumont Bachelors, Book 1) by Macy Beckett **
26. Mystery Man (Dream Man, Book 1) by Kristen Ashley
27. Wildflower Wedding (Cricket Creek, Book 6) by LuAnn McLane
28. Three Weeks With Lady X (Desperate Duchesses, Book 7) by Eloisa James
29. Good Cop, Bad Cop by Jenna Byrnes and Jude Mason (re-read)
30. Cairo Caper (Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider, Book 3) by Barbara Silkstone
31. The Better-Than-Best Purim by Naomi Howland
32. Hope Ignites (Hope, Book 2) by Jaci Burton
33. Living in Shadows (The Lines of Marsden, Book 2) by N.J. Nielsen **
34. Sex and Candy (Arbor Heights, Book 7) by Diana DeRicci **
35. The Heir of the Castle by Scarlet Wilson
36. Decadence (Emerald Valley, Book 1.5) by Riley Shane (re-read) **
37. Keeping Faith by Kris Norris
38. Midnight Pursuits (Killer Instincts, Book 4) by Elle Kennedy
39. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh **
40. A Reason to Love (Snowberry Creek, Book 3) by Alexis Morgan
41. Thrown for a Curve (Perfect Fit, Book 2) by Sugar Jamison
42. Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson **
43. Make You Blush (Dumont Bachelors, Book 0.5) by Macy Beckett
44. The Collector by Nora Roberts
45. Double Take by Leslie Kelly
46. It Happened One Wedding (FBI/US Attorney, Book 5) by Julie James
47. 21 Days to Change Your Body by Helen M. Ryan
48. All Fired Up (DreamMakers, Book 1) by Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy
49. Secrets of Seduction (Legendary Lovers, Book 3 / Paradise, Book 5) by Nicole Jordan
50. Hidden Currents (Drake Sisters, Book 7) by Christine Feehan
51. Make You Mine (Dumont Bachelors, Book 1) by Macy Beckett (re-read) **
52. Seduction on the Sand (The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay, Book 2) by Roxanne St. Claire
53. Shadow Spell (The Cousins O’Dwyer, Book 2) by Nora Roberts
54. Risky Game (Out of Bounds, Book 3) by Tracy Solheim
55. Don’t Blackmail the Vampire (Sons of Kane, Book 2) by Tiffany Allee
56. Barefoot in White (Barefoot Bay Brides, Book 1) by Roxanne St. Claire **
57. How to Master Your Marquis (Princess in Hiding, Book 2) by Juliana Gray
58. Unmasking Juliet by Teri Wilson **
59. The Professional: Part 1 (The Game Maker, Book 1 Part 1) by Kresley Cole
60. Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, Book 12) by Nalini Singh
61. How to School Your Scoundrel (Princess in Hiding, Book 3) by Juliana Gray
62. Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling, Book 13) by Nalini Singh **
63. The Damsel and the Daggerman (Blud, Book 2.5) by Delilah S. Dawson
64. Sully’s Sweet Salvation (Sequel to Finn’s Redemption) by Sierra Summers (re-read)
65. Bolted (Promise Harbor Wedding, Book 2) by Meg Benjamin
66. Grim Shadows (Roaring Twenties, Book 2) by Jenn Bennett
67. Touch by Diana DeRicci
68. The Librarian’s Secret by Diana DeRicci
69. Breathe (In Vino Veritas, Book 2) by Lauren Jameson
70. Wicked Temptation (Nemesis, Unlimited, Book 3) by Zoë Archer
71. High Noon by Nora Roberts **
72. All of You (Between Breaths, Book 1) by Christina Lee
73. Scarlet Devices (Steam and Seduction, Book 2) by Delphine Dryden
74. Gilded Lily (Steam and Seduction, Book 3) by Delphine Dryden
75. Then Came You (Animal Magnetism, Book 5) by Jill Shalvis **
76. Over Exposed (Salon Games, Book 3) by Stephanie Julian
77. Straddling the Line (Play-by-Play, Book 8 ) by Jaci Burton
78. The Inheritance by Olivia Mayfield
79. Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, Book 1) by Gail Carriger **
80. The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar (Parasol Protectorate, Book 0.5) by Gail Carriger
81. Fast Track (Buchanan-Renard, Book 12) by Julie Garwood
82. The Sweetest Summer (Bayberry Island, Book 2) by Susan Donovan
83. The Man Plan (The Graysons, Book 2) by Tracy Anne Warren
84. Since You’ve Been Gone (Welcome to Paradise, Book 4) by Elle Kennedy (re-read)
85. Curtsies and Conspiracies (Finishing School, Book 2) by Gail Carriger
86. Wedding Wishes by Dee Tenorio
87. Love is a Battlefield (DreamMakers, Book 2) by Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy
88. Not Quite Broken (Arbor Heights, Book 8 ) by Diana DeRicci
89. Shelter Me (Second Chance Ranch, Book 1) by Catherine Mann
90. Judgment In Death (In Death, Book 11) by J.D. Robb (re-read) **
91. Guarded (Tidewater, Book 2) by Mary Behre
92. Hillbilly Rockstar (Blacktop Cowboys, Book 6) by Lorelei James
93. One Night of Sin (After Hours, Book 1) by Elle Kennedy
94. Scandal on the Sand (The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay, Book 3) by Roxanne St. Claire
95. Dare to Love (Dare to Love, Book 1) by Carly Phillips
96. Convicted by Dee Tenorio
97. When the Rogue Returns (The Duke’s Men, Book 2) by Sabrina Jeffries
98. Yes, Sir by Ellis Carrington
99. Quinn’s Christmas Wish (Bandit Creek, Book 7) by Lawna Mackie
100. Angels’ Blood (Guild Hunter, Book 1) by Nalini Singh
101. Dorinda and the Doctor (The Duke’s Men, Book 2.5) by Sabrina Jeffries
102. It’s in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor, Book 10) by Jill Shalvis
103. Show Me, Baby (Masters of the Shadowlands, Book 9) by Cherise Sinclair
104. Evernight (Darkest London, Book 5) by Kristen Callihan
105. What a Duke Dares (Sons of Sin, Book 3) by Anna Campbell
106. Barefoot in the Sand (Barefoot Bay, Book 1) by Roxanne St. Claire
107. The Accidental Abduction by Darcie Wilde
108. Festive in Death (In Death, Book 39) by J.D. Robb **
109. One Night of Scandal (After Hours, Book 2) by Elle Kennedy
110. The Listener (Virtue Falls, Book 0.5) by Christina Dodd
111. Magic Tests (Kate Daniels, Book 5.3) by Ilona Andrews
112. An Introduction to Jewish Myth and Mysticism by Steve Hockensmith
113. Barefoot in Lace (Barefoot Bay Brides, Book 2) by Roxanne St. Claire
114. The Sweetheart Secret (Sweetheart Sisters, Book 3) by Shirley Jump
115. The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, Book 6) by Jennifer Ashley
116. Scandal and the Duchess (Mackenzies & McBrides, Book 6.5) by Jennifer Ashley
117. Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5) by Patricia Briggs
118. He’s So Fine (Lucky Harbor, Book 11) by Jill Shalvis
119. Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, Book 1) by Patricia Briggs
120. Rules for a Proper Governess (Mackenzies & McBrides, Book 7) by Jennifer Ashley
121. The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman
122. Facing Demons (Scars, Book 3) by Lynley Wayne
123. Darling Beast (Maiden Lane, Book 7) by Elizabeth Hoyt
124. One in a Million (Lucky Harbor, Book 12) by Jill Shalvis **
125. A Maiden Lane Christmas Special (Maiden Lane) by Elizabeth Hoyt
126. Scandalous Desires Epilogue (Maiden Lane) by Elizabeth Hoyt
127. Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs
128. After Midnight (Killer Instincts, Book 4.5) by Elle Kennedy
129. Sweet Harmony (Cricket Creek, Book 7) by LuAnn McLane
130. He’s No Prince Charming (Ever After, Book 1) by Elle Daniels
131. Midnight Action (Killer Instincts, Book 5) by Elle Kennedy **
132. Brownies and Broomsticks (Magical Baking Mystery, Book 1) by Bailey Cates
133. Make You Remember (Dumont Bachelors, Book 2) by Macy Beckett
134. While You Were Writing (Watkins Pond, Book 2) by Virginia Nelson
135. Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, Book 1) by Larissa Ione
136. Desire Unchained (Demonica, Book 2) by Larissa Ione
137. The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That by Richard Betts
138. Passion Unleashed (Demonica, Book 3) by Larissa Ione
139. The Demonica Compendium (Demonica) by Larissa Ione
140. The Reckoning (Demonica, Book 0.5) by Larissa Ione
141. Eternity Embraced (Demonica, Book 4.5) by Larissa Ione
142. Archangel’s Kiss (Guild Hunter, Book 2) by Nalini Singh
143. Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica, Book 4) by Larissa Ione
144. The Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
145. Once Upon a Pirate (Ever After, Book 3) by Jambrea Jo Jones
146. Merry Christmas, Baby (Lucky Harbor, Book 12.5) by Jill Shalvis
147. Festive in Death (In Death, Book 39) by J.D. Robb (re-read) **
148. Sin Undone (Demonica, Book 5) by Larissa Ione
149. Azagoth (Demonica, Book 10.5/Lords of Deliverance, Book 5.5) by Larissa Ione
150. Scandal and the Duchess (Mackenzies & McBrides, Book 6.5) by Jennifer Ashley (re-read)
151. Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, Book 3) by Patricia Briggs
152. Revenant (Demonica, Book 11/Lords of Deliverance, Book 6) by Larissa Ione
153. A Marriage Most Convenient by C.C. Galloway **
154. Undeniable (Country Roads, Book 2) by Shannon Richard
155. Sweet and Sour by Astrid Amara
156. Her Sexiest Mistake by Jill Shalvis
157. Destiny (The League of Illusion, Book 3) by Vivi Anna
158. Taken in Death (In Death, Book 37.5) by J.D. Robb (re-read)
159. Shopping for a Billionaire (Shopping for a Billionaire, Book 1) by Julia Kent