Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Goodreads reading challenge completed

Each year I challenge myself to reading 125 books a year in the goodreads reading challenge.

Once again this year I managed to complete this challenge by reading exactly 125 books.

In 2013 I will challenge myself to read another 125 books.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Another reading year drawing to an end....

As the 2012 reading year comes to an end I thought it might be about time I revivied this blog and will try my best to keep it active in 2013.

Time to go on the search for challenges to participate in during 2013 and set my reading goal of how many books I hope to read in 2013.  I usually aim to read 125 books each year and come very close to being able to complete that amount each year.  My wishlist of books I would like to read continues to steadily grow and there always plenty of great book recommendations to be found on goodreads.

If you aren't already a member of goodreads then you should check it out here.  They have an app for your phone so you can always be sure to check in when you are out and about.  Great for being able to scan a book and check to see if you have already read it or be able to recommend the book to a friend.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Finds - 15-06-2012

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! :D

As my To Be Read list continues to grow some more books I have added to my list this week include...

The Midwife's Confession - Diane Chamberlain

"Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry..."The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle--her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family--described a woman who "embraced" life.Yet there was so much they "didn't" know.With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle's friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives--and the life of a desperate stranger--with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.

Chasing Fireflies - Charles Martin

They have one summer to find what was lost long ago."Never settle for less than the truth," she told him. But when you don't even know your real name, the truth gets a little complicated. It can nestle so close to home it's hard to see. It can even flourish inside a lie. And as Chase Walker discovered, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive--and as magical--as chasing fireflies on a summer night. A haunting story about fishing, baseball, home cooking, and other matters of life and death.

The Beach Trees - Karen White

From the time she was twelve, Julie Holt knew what a random tragedy can do to a family. At that tender age, her little sister disappeared-never to be found. It was a loss that slowly eroded the family bonds she once relied on. As an adult with a prestigious job in the arts, Julie meets a struggling artist who reminds her so much of her sister, she can't help feeling protective. It is a friendship that begins a long and painful process of healing for Julie, leading her to a house on the Gulf Coast, ravaged by hurricane Katrina, and to stories of family that take her deep into the past. 

The God Box - Mary Lou Quinlan

This is the transformational story of one woman's care and compassion. When Mary Lou Quinlan's beloved mother, Mary Finlayson, dies, her family is bereft - until Mary Lou finds her mother's "God Box", or rather, boxes. These simple containers are stuffed with tiny notes written by Mary, praying for everything from the right flooring for her daughter's new home to a cure for her own blood cancer. Mary's petitions for friends, family, and even strangers are presented with love and without expectation - the ultimate expressions of letting go. Note by note, Mary Lou unearths insights into her mother's compassion, faith, and perseverance. And through the journey, she discovers her own more empathetic, more engaged self - the woman her mother had believed in all along. Ideal as a gift book: Poignantly written and beautifully designed, "The God Box" is a gift for every mother, every daughter, every human being who, regardless of faith, trusts in the permanence of love and the power of family. Author is a renowned expert on women's issues: Mary Lou Quinlan is the author of three books and multiple features in women's magazines and other media. She is developing "The God Box" concept as a play, a mobile application, and an online.

The Bungalow - Sarah Jio

A sweeping World War II saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting.

In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, newly engaged, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. More exhilarated by the adventure of a lifetime than she ever was by her predictable fiancé, she is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry, and their friendship soon blossoms into hues as deep as the hibiscus flowers native to the island. Under the thatched roof of an abandoned beach bungalow, the two share a private world-until they witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly redeployed, and the idyll vanishes into the winds of war.

A timeless story of enduring passion, The Bungalow chronicles Anne's determination to discover the truth about the twin losses-of life, and of love-that have haunted her for seventy years. 

A Texan's Promise - Shelley Gray

Past promises will be tested as new ones are given... 

When Clayton Proffitt, foreman of the Circle Z Ranch in Texas, discovers Vanessa Grant is the victim of her stepfather 's advances, Clayton knows he must protect her honor and move her far away from the ranch and from the man she fears. 

As they make their way West, an unexpected, deep bond develops between Vanessa and Clayton far more powerful than a mere friendship or his sense of duty to her. But Vanessa 's stepfather won t let her go so easily. As Clayton and Vanessa place their faith in God and their trust in each other, will they find healing and hope for the future together?

What books have you added to your To Be Read pile this week?

If you would like to join and check out what other reads have added to their To Be Read lists then visit Friday Finds at Should Be Reading.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Finds

What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! :D

It was something she would never forgive herself for…

It wasn’t until lunchtime that Jessi remembered to call home. No answer. She tried calling several times while she ate her lunch. Still no answer. She closed her eyes and rested her arms and head on her desk. She breathed deeply, wishing she had remembered to call earlier.

Until Forever is a story of a young family that is torn apart by the devastating effects of alcoholism. Can healing take place in a relationship when an unforgivable act is committed? Will Jessi's pain and Mark's guilt keep them apart forever, or will unforeseen circumstances bind them together?

The first two books in the national bestselling Knitting mysteries- "Knit One, Kill Two" and "Needled to Death." In "Knit One, Kill Two," Kelly Flynn returns to Colorado for her aunt's funeral only to suspect that the woman's death was not an accident. With the help of the knitting regulars at House of Lambspun, Kelly's about to get a few lessons in creating a sumptuously colored scarf-and in luring a killer out of hiding. In "Needled to Death," Kelly visits her friend Vickie's alpaca farm, and finds her splayed out on her original hand-woven rug, blood seeping into the design. Kelly can't resist investigating-even if it means taking a break from the sweater she's been knitting in the round.

Her husband's suicide left Nora MacKenzie alone, and his shady Wall Street dealings left the Manhattan socialite penniless. By a miracle she's held on to their mountainside farm--and she'll keep holding on, no matter what. The property is Nora's one chance to wring some dignity out of the sham she's been living.The Vermont locals think she's a city girl on a nature kick, but she's not afraid to get her hands dirty. Nora's serious about learning the farming business...if she can figure out where to begin. Against the locals' skepticism, she has only one ally: Charles "C.W." Walker.C.W. is hardworking, gentle with the animals and a patient teacher of the hundreds of chores Nora needs to learn. Slowly she starts to believe she'll survive in her new life, even flourish. She might even be willing to open her heart again. But she won't return to a life of lies...and the truth about C.W. may be more than Nora's fragile heart can bear.

Our house will not do for the wedding.
Our lounge room? far too small.
Our dining room? we don't have one.
A bar set up in our jungle? hopeless.

Frances Mainwaring takes us on a journey through the year that her younger daughter Angie prepares to be married.

All Fran wants is to see her elder daughter Sophie more often, a wedding for Angie that doesn't cost the earth, a renewed freshness to her own marriage, a lick of paint on the old house and time to make plans with Phillip for their empty-nest years.  Is this too much to ask?

You can renovate a house -
but can you renovate a marriage?

A light-hearted everywoman story, Mother of the Bride will make you laugh and make you cry, and ponder some of the big questions in life.

This book appeals to every parents desire to provide wealth and security for their children, taking a simple, fun, low-risk approach. Ashley Ormond outlines a very simple plan for parents not only to build wealth for their kids but also to help teach them about money - how it works, how to manage it and how to make it grow. In a nutshell the plan is: $1.00 per day + 1 hour per month = financial security for life. If parents start on the plan when the child is born, put a dollar a day into an investment fund, invest in growth assets and reinvest all the earnings, the fund will grow to $1,000,000 when the child is 50 years old. As soon as your kids are old enough, you are encouraged to get them involved in their very own savings plan. The book comes with a money box that your children can cut out and piece together and start filling up! Sydney author, Ashley Ormond, has spent 25 years in the finance industry - 15 years in major banks and 10 years as a private consultant. He is a semi-retired 40-something and as well as embarking on a career as an author he sits on various boards. Ashley draws on his personal experience in developing the plan for his own two kids and his many years in the finance industry giving people financial solutions that actually work.

Why do happy people make better investors?  Why do most investors achieve less than half the returns they should?  Why are lottery winners no happier than the rest of us?  What makes mature women better investors than young men? Why do we let the Joneses next door determine what car we buy and where we take our holidays?  Why are the world's two richest people giving away their fortunes?  And why, if we're so rich aren't we happier?

How we think has a huge effect on our success in life and the financial markets.  We're richer, live longer, and have more choices than ever.  Yet many of us fail to choose the things that will make us happy.  And the mental mistakes that cause the failure also cause us to make poor investment decisions.

But making better choices is surprisingly easy.  All we need to do is understand what we really want from life, ignore distractions and change the way we think about money and success.

Drawing on research in psychology and behavioural finance plus their years of practical experience, Arun Abey and Andrew Ford show how to identify your values, set goals for each stage of your life, and arrange your finances to achieve them. This practical accessible guide will not only challenge the way you think about money and happiness, but my well inspire you to change your life.

Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading.  If you would like to participate or check out what other people have added as their book finds of the week then you can visit here.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Barefoot Season - Susan Mallery

Title & Author :  Barefoot Season - Susan Mallery
Publisher :  Mira Books
Genre :  Romance
Series :  Blackberry Island - Book 1
ISBN :  978-192179542-8
Format :  Paperback
Source :  Borrowed from library
Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago.  A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war.  Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.
Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship.  And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the Inn’s cheerful veneer.
Single mother Carly has weathered rumours, lies and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with love and life.  But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it.
To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce.  It’ll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just discover the friendship of a lifetime.

This is book one in a new series by Susan Mallery featuring Blackberry Island.

The story line focuses on Michelle Sanderson's life as she returns to her old home life at Blackberry Island Inn after suffering a hip injury while at war serving time as a young army vet in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Michelle has been away for ten years.  She is returning home injured and suffering from PTSD.  She was looking forward to being able to escape in the old lifestyle she used to know at Blackberry Island Inn.  However this is not going to prove to be as easy as she once thought.

Michelle is having to face some rather confronting issues.  Everything starts unravelling when she first arrives at the Blackberry Island Inn and Michelle starts to notice all the changes that have taken place in her absence.  What used to be her old room that she thought she would be able to escape from the worries of the world in is now occupied so she is left reeling.  How many changes can be be expected to have to take in all at once.  One challenge after another is sent her challenge her.  Michelle tries to cope by taking to drinking vodka to try and calm her and for her to be able to try and get some sleep at night without being invaded from dreams and nightmares she has no desire to relive. 

Will Michelle be able to face issues from her past such as her childhood, her mothers death, what happened with her friendship with Carly at the same time as being able to accept that she needs help to deal with and get on top of her issues with PTSD.  You will have to read the story to find out...

This is a great read from Susan.  You are left wanting to read on and find out just how Michelle deals with the challenges she is made to face.  There is a great mix of characters that are featured throughout the story which leave Michelle wondering at times just how to cope with all that is revealed to her but cope she does and realises that people and situations have a tendency to change over time and some things with work can be changed and repaired like her therapy for her injury and PTSD and her friendship with Carly and other friendships once you lose trust in a person are often best left in the past.  

To find out more about the Blackberry Island books you can check out Susan's website here and chat with her on facebook.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Finds - 4 May 2012

Just found a weekly meme that I thought I would join for the first time called Friday Finds.

What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! :D

Some of the books that I have added to my wishlist this week are....

A Woman in a Mans Job.  Filling the shoes of her late husband as town marshal hasn't been easy for Danna Carpenter. She's not only fighting criminals, she's also fighting to earn the respect of the townspeople. So crossing paths with tenderfoot detective Chas O'Grady is the last thing she needs. He's hunting a band of cattle rustlers and isn't used to the rugged Wyoming landscape. Teaming up is their only option, but when circumstances place them in a compromising situation, the town forces a more permanent partnership--marriage. If they can let down their guards with each other they might find that love is the greatest catch of all.

To escape a dreaded arranged marriage, Penny Castlerock will face anything--even life on her grandfather's farm. But it isn't the rustic lifestyle that's got the Philadelphia socialite tied in knots. It's the handsome homesteader and his eight adopted children next door....With seven boys and a girl to raise, transplanted farmer Jonas White could sure use some help. He just didn't expect it to come from the high-spirited, copper-haired beauty he's always admired from afar. But surely working the land is no life for a woman like Penny. Yet a threat to Jonas's farm just might show him how perfect Penny is for him after all.

Mail-order bride Rebecca Ramsey arrives in the New Mexico territory full of dreams--but they're shattered when she discovers her intended husband has been killed. If it weren't for U.S. marshal Seth Billings's housekeeping job offer, she'd have nowhere to go. Rebecca loves tending to Seth's home, but the strong and silent lawman is harder to figure out. What secret is he hiding?Caring for Jesse Cole's would-be bride is the least Seth can do. If it weren't for him, the young man would still be alive. Seth had promised to look after Rebecca--and to keep her safe from Jesse's enemies. Now if only he can keep his heart safe, as well....

Join attorney Alanna Stone as she returns home despite her determination to never set foot on Mackinac Island again. Once again in close proximity to Jonathan Covington, her first love, she vows to protect her privacy and her heart from the man who still makes her pulse race. But when her worst fears are realized and history repeats itself landing her in the midst of a murder investigation Jonathan may be her only hope. Will they be able to lay aside the past and let God heal their hearts, or will reconciliation come too late?

We all know how to be joyful in the peaks of life, but what about the valleys? Acclaimed author Kay Warren shares the path to experiencing soul-satisfying joy no matter what you're going through. Joy is far more accessible than you might have thought - it comes from God, and it can be yours, today!

Lydia's Charm

Visit Amish Country during the fall as Lydia King attempts to make Charm, Ohio, feel like home after losing her husband. But is her heart ready to open back up to love when gifts appear on her porch from a mystery source? Could it be from the widowed father of four energetic boys, or is it from the man who has rejected romance to be his family's caregiver? When life hands Lydia another challenge, will the gift giver be there to support her?

A Celebration Of The Simple Life

Celebrate the beauty of simple living and experience new appreciation for a slower-paced, more enjoyable life. Featuring the original poetry of Wanda E. Brunstetter, bestselling author of Amish fiction, and paired with dozens of devotional readings, this unique package will bring delight and warmth to your spirit.

To participate or check out what others favourite Friday Finds are visit here...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge


  • Anyone can join.
  • You don't need a blog to participate. If you are a Non-blogger please leave a comment with a link (if you review elsewhere) to your review or with the book(s) you read.
  • Audio, ebooks (some libraries allow ebooks to be checked out), bound books are ok.
  • No re-reads
  • Create a sign up post and post the link in the linky below.
  • Challenge goes from January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Level 1 - Read 12 library books
Level 2 - Read 24 library books
Level 3 - Read 36 library books
Level 4 - Read 37+ library books

I am participating in the 2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge being hosted by Jamie at The Eclectic Bookshelf.

As the majority of the books that I read are borrowed from the library, I am joining the Level 4 challenge to read 37+ library books.

If you would like to sign up and participate in this challenge then you can sign up here.

To record the books that I read for this challenge I will keep a record on my reading challenge blog here.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A-Z Reading Challenge

I am participating in the Christian Fiction Devourers A-Z Reading challenge. You can check out the challenge and sign up here.

The details of the challenge are as follows:

Those kindles and Nooks make this challenge easy as they alphabetize things for you, so why not go for it?
It looks like this:

Authors -- Read alphabetically by author. Commit to 26 books.

Titles -- Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.

(*Note- some people combine the above 2 and it can be EITHER Author or title, it's completely up to you) Or you can go for the big one and do this
-------------> Authors & Titles
-- Commit to reading 52 books

I have signed up for Title - Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

CFD Author Challenge

I am participating in the Christian Fiction Devours CFD Author Challenge. You can check out the challenge and sign up here.

The challenge details are as follows:

We have a plethora of wonderful authors right here at Christian Fiction Devourer's (CFD) that we would love to be able to support. If you would like to see our authors and their books then, please check out our bookshelves and they are listed there. Here is a link:CFD authors


Startin' out easy - 1 book

Pickin' up steam - 5 books

Gettin' hooked - 10 books

Really into it now - 20 books

All out die hard fan- 30 books

Hopelessly devoted to CFD authors!- 50 books

I have signed up for Gettin' hooked - 10 books.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kindle/Nook Freebie Challege

I am participating in the Christian Fiction Devourers Kindle/Nook Freebie Challenge. You can check it out and sign up here.

The details of the challenge are as follows:

You know all about all those great freebies that we get, right, well how about a challenge that intentionally goes after reading some of those gems. Join on in, if you'd like. Here are the levels for all those great ebooks!:

Floppy disk - 5 ebooks

CD - 10 ebooks

DVD - 25 ebooks

Memory stick - 50 ebooks

Hard drive - 75 ebooks

Server - 100 ebooks

Human brain - 150 ebooks

I have been downloading some kindle freebies to my computer but haven't actually read them as yet as I don't really like reading books on my computer. I have just downloaded the kindle app to my ipod touch so going to try reading some of the freebie books on that.

I have signed up for Floppy disk - 5 ebooks.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mt. TBR Challenge

I have signed up to participate in the Christian Fiction Devourers Mt. TBR Challenge at goodreads. You can check out the challenge and sign up here.

The challenge details are as follows...

Mt. TBR Challenge—Books from the to be read pile
Challenge Levels-

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s

Mt. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s

Mt. Ararat: Read 40 books from your TBR piles/s

Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 50 books from your TBR pile/s

El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s

Mt. Everest: Read 100+ books from your TBR pile/s

I have signed up for M. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s.

This should be an easy challenge to complete as I have quite a long wishlist of books I would like to read. I borrow the majority of the books that I read from the library as I couldn't afford to be able to keep buying all the books that I want to be reading. I still have books here at home as well though that I will be using for this challenge.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What's In A Name Reading Challenge

I am participating in the Christian Fiction Devourers What's In A Name Reading Challenge at goodreads. You can check out the challenge and sign up here.

The challenge details are as follows:

This one is different but I thought it could be fun for our adventurous readers- it's called "What's in a name challenge?" You would need to read a total of 6 books meeting the following criteria:

1) A book with a food in the title- ie "The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder".

2) A book with a body of water in title- ie" Wonderland Creek".

3) A book with a "title" in the title -ie "The Queen" or "All the President's men"

4) A book with a plant/tree in the title -ie- "The Wind in the Willows"

5) A book with a place in the title- The "Love finds you" series would be perfect to fit in here.

6) A book with a music term in the title- ie- "Song of Solomon"

I haven't actually chosen my books for this challenge yet.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Author-To-You Reading Challenge

I am participating in the Christian Fiction Devourers New Author-To-You Reading Challenge at goodreads. You can check it out here.

The challenge details are as follows:

New Authors Challenge—Challenge yourself to read a certain amount of books by new-to-you authors


• Curious – 2 new authors
• Fascinated – 3 new authors
• Addicted – 5 new authors
• Obsessed – 10 new authors

I have chosen Obsessed - 10 new authors.

I have quite a few authors on my wishlist which will easily fit this challenge.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

goodreads Reading Challenges

If you aren't already a member you should check out the goodreads site here.

You can log all the books that you read, create wishlists of books to read, join reading groups, participate in reading challenges, follow your favourite authors and so much more.

In 2011 I joined in their reading challenge to read 125 books which I completed by reading exactly 125 books. This year I have again challenged myself to read 125 books. If you sign up on their website you can log each book as you read it and it will update how much of the book you have read as you update each time and also keeps a count of how many books you have read and what percentage of your challenge you have completed.

I also belong to several groups that have a monthly book or two selected to read each month and also have reading challenges. I will list the challenges I am participating in seperate posts.

My wishlist continues to grow daily as see all the great books everyone else is reading and recommending.

Check out goodreads and join in some fun challenges, meet other avid readers and watch your wish list of books continue to grow.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Books Read in 2011

I set myself a goal of 125 books to read in 2011 and I cut it pretty fine finishing my last book at the end of 31 December 2011 but I managed to complete my challenge of reading exactly 125 books in 2011.


1 All I Have To Give - Melody Carlson

2 Between Sundays - Karen Kingsbury

3 Twisted Creek - Jodi Thomas

4 Christmas Eve At Friday Harbour - Lisa Kleypas

5 Harbour Lights - Sherryl Woods

6 The Man You'll Marry - Debbie Macomber

7 Fireflies in December - Jennifer Erin Valent

8 Never Too Late - Robyn Carr

9 Dad's E-Mail Order Bride - Candy Halliday

10 The Pregnancy Plan - Brenda Harlen

11 Small Wonders
Tabloid Baby - Candace Camp
Cullen's Child - Dallas Schulze
The Baby Machine - Ann Major
The Baby Invasion - Raye Morgan

12 Amazing Gracie - Sherryl Woods

13 The Christmas Shores - Donna VanLiere

14 The Seeker - Ann H. Gabhart

15 Angel's Peak - Robyn Carr

16 Family Affair - Debbie Macomber

17 A Chesapeake Shores Christmas - Sherryl Woods

18 The Marriage - Dallas Schulze

19 Moonlight Road - Robyn Carr

20 Crossing Oceans - Gina Holmes

21 An Amish Love
Healing Hearts - Beth Wiseman
A Marriage Of The Heart - Kelly Lone
What The Heart Sees - Kathleen Fuller

22 Classified Christmas - B J Daniels

23 An Amish Christmas
A Miracle For Miriam - Kathleen Fuller
A Choice To Forgive - Beth Wiseman
One Child - Barbara Cameron
Christmas Cradles - Kelly Long

24 Where Yesterday Lives - Karen Kingsbury

25 Homecoming - Laura Abbot

26 The Preacher's Bride - Jody Hedlund

27 While We're Far Apart - Lynn Austin

28 The One I want - Allison Winn Scotch

29 The House On Malcome Street - Leisha Kelly

30 Embers Of Love - Robyn Carr

31 Promise Canyon - Robyn Carr

32 Midnight Kiss
Midnight Confessions - Robyn Carr
Midnight Surrender - Jean Brashear
Midnight Assignment - Victoria Dahl

33 Plain Perfect - Beth Wiseman

34 Plain Pursuit - Beth Wiseman

35 Plain Promise - Beth Wiseman

36 Plain Paradie - Beth Wiseman

37 The Amish Midwife - Mindy Starns Clark Leslie Gould

38 The Tender Years - Janette Oke

39 A Searching Heart - Janette Oke

40 A Quiet Strength - Janette Oke

41 The Judgment - Beverly Lewis

42 Plain Proposal - Beth Wiseman

43 Oceans Apart - Karen Kingsbury

44 Wild Man Creek - Robyn Carr

45 Harvest Moon - Robyn Carr

46 Left Neglected - Lisa Genova

47 A Turn In The Road - Debbie Macomber

48 Bygones - Kim Vogel Sawyer

49 Beginnings - Kim Vogel Sawyer

50 Blessings - Kim Vogel Sawyer

51 365 Thank Yous - John Kralik

52 The Caregiver - Shelley Shepard Gray

53 Quaker Summer - Lisa Samson

54 Like Gold Refined - Janette Oke

55 Welcome To Last Chance - Hope Ramsey

56 Sarah's Garden - Kelly Long

57 Lily's Wedding Quilt - Kelly Long

58 A Gift Of Grace - Amy Clipston

59 Smiling At Shadows - Junee Waites and Helen Swinbourne

60 The Perfect Blend - Trish Perry

61 Escape - Barbara Delinsky

62 Deep Down True - Juliette Fay

63 Running Around (and Such) - Linda Byler

64 When Strawberries Bloom - Linda Byler

65 The Knitting Diaries
The Twenty-First Wish - Debbie Macomber
Coming Unraveled - Susan Mallery
Return To Summer Island - Christian Skye

66 Tea For Two - Trish Perry

67 The Cowboy's Lady - Debbie Macomber

68 The Sheriff Takes A Wife - Debbie Macomber

69 Two Tickets To The Christmas Ball - Donita K. Paul

70 My Life With Aspergers - Megan Hammond

71 A Promise Of Hope - Amy Clipston

72 The Sweet By And By - Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

73 Plain Jayne - Hillary Manton Lodge

74 Simply Sara - Hillary Manton Lodge

75 Sunset Bay - Susan Mallery

76 The Promise Of An Angel - Ruth Reid

77 Kelly's Chance - Wanda E. Brunstetter

78 Betsy's Return - Wanda Brunstetter

79 Sarah's Choice - Wanda Brunstetter

80 1105 Yakima Street - Debbie Macomber

81 Hidden - Shelley Shepard Gray

82 Wanted - Shelley Shepard Gray

83 Forgiven - Shelley Shepard Gray

84 Grace - Shelley Shepard Gray

85 Plain Wisdom - Cindy Woodsmall Miriam Flaud

86 The Inheritance - Tamera Alexander

87 Promises, Promises - Erica James

88 The Mercy - Beverly Lewis

89 Big Decisions Linda Byler

90 A Place Of Peace - Amy Clipston

91 Any Minute - Joyce Meyer Deborah Bedford

92 The Truth Teller - Angela Hunt

93 Fairer Than Morning - Rosslyn Elliot

94 Playing For Keeps - Luann McLane

95 True Colors - Kristin Hannah

96 In Care Of Sam Beaudry - Kathleen Eagle

97 One Cowboy One Christmas - Kathleen Eagle

98 Cool Hand Hank - Kathleen Eagle

99 Once A Father - Kathleen Eagle

100 1225 Christmas Tree Lane - Debbie Macomber

101 The Journey - Wanda Brunstetter

102 When The Heart Cries - Cindy Woodsmall

103 When The Morning Comes - Cindy Woodsmall

104 When The Soul Mends - Cindy Woodsmall

105 A Hopeful Heart - Kim Vogel Sawyer

106 Montana Man - Barbara Delinsky

107 To Hand And To Hold - Tracie Peterson Judith Miller

108 The Atonement Child - Francine Rivers

109 Morning Comes Softly - Debbie Macomber

110 My Heart Remembers - Kim Vogel Sawyer

111 A Time To Dance - Karen Kingsbury

112 Bring Me Home For Christmas - Robyn Carr

113 Fall From Pride - Karen Harper

114 Beside Still Waters - Tricia Goyer

115 Falling To Pieces - Vannetta Chapman

116 Cowboy Fever - Joanne Kennedy

117 Groom Wanted - Debbie Macomber

118 Black Heels To Tractor Wheels - Ree Drummond

119 Picture Perfect - Nancy J. Farrier

120 The Christmas Wedding - James Patterson Richard DiLallo

121 Dont' Mess With Texas - Christie Craig

122 Polar Opposites - Susan Page Davis

123 Saving Money Is Easy - Cath Armstrong

124 With The Heart Sees - Kathleen Fuller
A Miracle For Miriam
A Place Of His Own
What The Heart Sees

125 Summer On Blossom Street - Debbie Macomber

Of these books I read I borrowed 119 books from the library. I do my best to support my local libraries and book the majority of the books that I read as being an avid reader I just couldn't afford to buy all the books that I would like to.

This doesn't mean to say that I didn't buy many books myself in 2011 as I certainly did. I just tend to borrow as many as I can as I just don't have the dollars nor the storage to be able to support my reading habit. LOL....