I figure that as long as I post these within the first week of the new month, I’m not doing too badly. I did most of my March reading at the beginning of the month. I’m tempted to track how long it takes me to read a book, but I think that would push me over the edge with keeping on top of what I’m reading.
- Street Game by Christine Feehan – I think I’d recommend this more for people who’ve been keeping up with her Ghostwalker series.
- In Bed with the Duke by Christina Dodd – I thought this was an enjoyable read. However, by the end of the month I had *completely* forgotten what it was about. It’s likely this is because I read so many books between the time I read it and the end of the month, but I was able to clearly remember the next book I read. With that caveat, very enjoyable for those who like historical romance set in fictional countries & Scarlet Pimpernel (I almost wrote Pumpernickel) style stories.
- Viking in Love by Sandra Hill – As I hoped, this was perfect mind candy. This one has no time travel like some of her other Viking stories. The heroine is strong, but not made out to be a bitch and the romance is spicy sweet.
- Heart’s Blood by Gail Dayton – See my review in the previous post.
- Something About You by Julie James – I really, really, *really* enjoyed this one. I’d rate it as an A-/A book. The hero and heroine talk out their differences and act like adults. Even better, and it took me a little bit to realize this, but the hero is the first one to say “I love you.”
- Changeless by Gail Carriger – Nummy, nummy, nummy!! As a warning, Carriger leaves you hanging at the end, but at least Blameless will be out in September rather than having to wait a *whole year* for it, like with some other series.
- Never Love a Lawman by Jo Goodman – I love Goodman’s books as they are very story-rich. This one’s a Western romance.
- Absolutely, Positively by Jayne Ann Krentz – Very ’90’s-era Krentz, but fun.
- Slightly Shady by Amanda Quick – First in her Lake/March mystery-romance trilogy.
- The Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick – Another technical re-read for me. This is the third historical in her Arcane Society series.
- Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer – I had somehow missed in the descriptions of the books that demons were involved, and it took me a little to get into the book, but I enjoyed it. This is one of those books that straddles a number of different genres (women’s fiction, romance, adventure, fantasy) and I’d almost classify it as magical realism except for the thriller/adventure factor. This is probably more easily recommended to people who are looking for “quirky” and “off-beat” books, kind of like Christopher Moore.
Total for March: 11 books with no DNF’s.
Total for the year: 33 books and two short stories. Again, well ahead of pace, but I know at some point I’ll be falling behind and it will all even out.
- The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen – I picked this up from the library last night, so it’s the next one up in my TBR pile.
- Beyond the Rain by Jess Granger – I put this on hold at the library, but can’t remember why. I really wish I’d remember to note these things down as I can’t do that in the request system. Another thing to wish for in the ideal ILS. Anyway, it’s in, so I’ll probably read that after SAA #3.
- Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole – Still on hold at the library.
- Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick (4/20) – The 2nd book in the Dreamlight sub-trilogy of her Arcane Society series. On hold at the library, and it’s likely I’ll end up listening to it first.
- Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah Maclean – Again, I can’t remember how I came across this, but I liked the title. On hold at the library.
- A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters (4/6) – The latest in Peters’ Amelia Peabody series, this one is set, I think, when Ramses is a teen. I’ll probably be listening to this on audio from the library as that’s how I “read” the rest of the series.
- Lion’s Heat by Lora Leigh (4/6) – I’ll probably pull this one from the library. Latest in her Breeds series.
- Summer of You by Kate Noble (4/6) – I saw it mentioned about three times last week so I put it on hold at the library. Historical romance.
- Wild Fire by Christine Feehan (4/27) – Latest in her jaguar series, on hold at the library.
- Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts (4/27) – Third in her Bride Quartet series. I’ll be buying.