Wednesday, June 6, 2012

100 Books in 2012 Challenge: Update

I was an avid reader long before I ever thought about writing a novel. I'm still an avid reader. I took up the challenge to keep track of the books I read this year, and to try to read 100 books. So far, I'm making good progress toward my goal.

Here is a list of the books I've read since I last posted an update.

37. When Dreams Come True by Cathy Maxwell
38. Blame it on Bath by Caroline Linden
39. One Night in London by Caroline Linden
40. Scandal of the Year by Laura Lee Guhrke
41. Once Around by Barbara Bretton
42. Sleeping Alone by Barbara Bretton
43. The Day We Met by Barbara Bretton
44. Maybe This Time by Barbara Bretton
45. At Last by Barbara Bretton
46. A Soft Place to Fall by Barbara Bretton
47. Girls of Summer by Barbara Bretton (read it twice)
48. The Penalty Box by Deirdre Martin
49. The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
50. Just Down the Road by Jodi Thomas
51. Here to Stay by Catherine Anderson
52. Home for the Summer by Mariah Stewart
53. Moonshell Beach by JoAnn Ross (read it twice)

Of all these books were good. The best of the bunch was Barbara Bretton's Girls of Summer, which is my all-time favorite contemporary romance. Also excellent were Home for the Summer by Mariah Stewart, the fifth book in her Chesapeake Diaries series; Moonshell Beach by JoAnn Ross, the fifth book in her Shelter Bay series, which I was fortunate enough to read before its release due to an advanced reading copy I won in the weekly contest on her website; and The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts, the second book in her Inn Boonsboro trilogy.

I'm on a contemporary romance kick at the moment, and I plan to start reading Ms. Roberts's new book, The Witness, tonight.

What have you been reading?



  1. I just finished a very light and fun read by Janet Evanovich, a book she co-authored with someone whose name I cannot remember. I had not read anything seriously for over a year but the plane ride up to IN got me started again and then there was the loss of my knitting mojo so began reading again. I guess since May 7 maybe 15 or so books, not real sure. I will look into some of the authors you mention above, thanks for the names.

  2. I just finished a series by Carla Kelly; Marrying the Captain, The Surgeon's Lady, and Marrying the Royal Marine. I loved them all and I hope she writes more for these characters.

    But when are you going to continue writing? I am so looking forward to see what happens to the rest of The Six. I enjoyed those books immensely.