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2005 Books I've read:

Glorious Appearing by Tim Lahaye
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler (good)
The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner (very good)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (easy, light reading)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (excellent)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (excellent)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (excellent)
Bee Season by Myla Goldberg (Excellent)
Let's Meet on Platform 8 (bookring, o.k. book)
The Red Hat Club (Bookring, just o.k. book)
One For My Baby-Tony Parsons (enjoyed)
1st To Die-James Patterson (bookring-fast and a good read)
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler-bookring; good!
2nd Chance by James Patterson (second in series)
The Shadow of the Wind-by Carlos Zafon (wonderful)
Star Craving Mad by Elise Abrams Miller (so-so chick-lit)
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (Excellent)
3rd Degree by James Patterson (third in series-good)
Until The Real Thing Comes Along by Elizabeth Berg
One For The Money-Janet Evanovitch
Two for the Dough-Evanovitch
Native Son by Richard Wright (Excellent)


1. What We Keep By Elizabeth Berg--good writing
2. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons-excellent
3. Tears of the Giraffe-Alexander McCall Smith
4. The Amber Room by Steve Berry--fast read
5. 4th Of July-James Patterson--bookring
6. The Dante Club-Matthew Pearl--very good
7. A Patchwork Planet-Anne Tyler-different; very good ending
8. Me Talk Pretty One Day-David Sedaris--humorous essays
9. The Broker-J. Grisham--fun read
10.Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-different and smart.
11. The Red Tent-Anita Diamant--loved it!
12. The Taste of a Man by Slavenka Drakulic--Strange!
13. Night by Elie Wiesel--heartbreakingly brilliant
14. Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith. Love this series
15. The Girls' Guide To Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank. witty, humorous.
16. Hoot-by Carl Hiaasen--funny YA book
17. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
18. A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons --good writer, sad story.
19. Outlander by Diane Gabaldon--first in series
20. Are You Afraid of the Dark?-Sidney Sheldon--good
21. Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks-good
22. Learning To Sing by Clay Aiken--surprisingly good
23. The Virgin Blue-Tracy Chevalier--very good
24. Mary Mary by James Patterson--Pattersonesque!
25. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd-good
26. Remember When by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb (okay)
27. Under the Lake by Stuart Woods--good, fast read.
28. Honeymoon by James Patterson & H. Roughan--good.
29. The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore--Funny!!!
30. The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg--good
31. Best-Loved Paintings: The Blue Boy & Pinkie by Robert R. Wark-good!
32. The Kalahari Typing School For Men by Al. M. Smith
33. Oryx and Crake-M. Atwood--futuristic; different for me. Still not sure about this one!
34. Lifeguard-James Patterson
35. Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind-Ann B. Ross (so-so)

Books Read in 2007

1. The Bookseller of Kabul-by Asne Seierstad
2. The Full Cupboard of Life-Alexander McCall Smith
3. 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper
4. To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee (Amazing)
5. A Wild Sheep Chase-Haruki Murakami
6. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (great)!
7. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
8. Say When by Elizabeth Berg
9. The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho
10. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
11. A Nun In the Closet by Dorothy Gilman
12. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (loved it)
13. 5th Horseman by James Patterson (quick read)
14. A year of Pleasures-Elizabeth Berg (great read)
15. The 6th Target by James Patterson
16. God @ Ground Zero by Chaplain Ray Giunta
17. Daring to Dream by Nora Roberts. (so-so)
18. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
19. The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett. BCID#417-4136945
20. The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle (Excellent)
21. A Thousand Splendid Suns (Super Excellent)
22. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (fantastic)

2008 Books

1. Beach Road-James Patterson (so-so)
2. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (Alexander McCall Smith
3. The Devil in the White City-Larson (very well researched; American history
4. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Al. McCall Smith (love this series).
5. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid-Bill Bryson
6. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
7. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers (very, very good)
8. An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers
9. As Sure As the Dawn by Francine Rivers
10. The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
11. Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel
12. Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
13. Sunday At Tiffany's by James Patterson and?
14. A Cup Of Comfort edited by Colleen Sell
15. The Host by Stephanie Meyer (incredible story)
16. The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers
17. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
18. Leota's Garden by Francine Rivers
19. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
20. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
21. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

2009 Books

1. The Shack
2. The Miracle at Speedy Motors by A. McCall Smith
3. I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
4. And the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers
5. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
6. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
7. The Sunday Philosophy Blub by Alexander M. Smith
8. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
9. Dewey by Vicki Myron
10. Prairie Rose by Catherine Palmer
11. Gladys Aylward by Catherine Swift
12. 8th Confession by James Patterson
13. The Innocent Man by John Grisham
14. Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg
15. Prairie Fire by Catherine Palmer
16. Living in God's Love by Billy Graham
17. Prairie Storm by Catherine Palmer
18. The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers
19. 23 Minutes in Hell by Weise
20. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
21. The Rising by Tim LaHaye
22. The Regime by LaHaye/Jenkens
23. The Max Lucado Christmas Collection

2010 Books
1. The Rapture by Tim LaHaye
2. The Three Mrs. Parkers by Joan Medlicott
3. Kingdom Come by LaHaye/Jenkins
4. Come Walk With Me by Joan Medlicott
5. Seventh Heaven by James Patterson
6. Lost Boy by Greg Laurie
7. Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose
8. The Postcard by Beverly Lewis

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