What I Read Last Year

2006 was the first year I started keeping a reading log. It’s fun to go back and see how many books I read and what I thought about each one, etc. It wasn’t one of my better years as far as reading goes. I only read 44 books for the entire year. I would say that’s at least only half – probably closer to a third – of what I used to read.

Here is what I read, broken down by month:

January – 7 books

A Breath of Snow and Ashes – Diana Gabaldon
Unleash the Night – Sherrilyn Kenyon
Storm Front – Jim Butcher
Damsel in This Dress – Marianne Stillings
The Dark Queen – Susan Carroll
Midnight Marriage – Victoria Bylin
The Charmer – Celeste Bradley

February – 5 books

The Wife Test – Betina Krahn
A Bride Most Begruding – Deeanne Gist
The Kitchen Boy – Robert Alexander
The Rogue – Celeste Bradley
The Courtesan – Susan Carroll

March – 4 books

Rasputin’s Daughter – Robert Alexander
Flowers from the Storm – Laura Kinsale
Touched by Time – Leanne Shawler
Life Expectancy – Dean Koontz

April – 6 books

The Silver Rose – Susan Carroll
It Happened One Autumn – Lisa Kleypas
Devil in Winter – Lisa Kleypas
The Marriage Test – Betina Krahn
Lord Perfect – Loretta Chase
Lady Anne’s Dangerous Man – Jean Westin

May – 4 books

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evie – Marianne Stillings
Much Ado in the Moonlight – Lynn Kurland
The Secret Pearl – Mary Balogh
Only with a Highlander – Janet Chapman

June – 2 books

The Trouble with Harry – Katie McAlister
Dark Side of the Moon – Sherrilyn Kenyon

July – 2 books

Leading Ladies’ Anthology – various Draumr Publishing Authors
The Future Widows’ Club – Rhonda Nelson

August – 5 books

The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
Scandal in Spring – Lisa Kleypas
On the Way to the Wedding – Julia Quinn
The Measure of a Lady – Deeanne Gist
Whence Came a Prince – Liz Curtis Higgs

September – 3 books

Fool Moon – Jim Butcher
Viscount Vagabond – Loretta Chase
The Devil’s Delilah – Loretta Chase

October – 2 books

Where Dreams Begin – Lisa Kleypas
Sighs Matter – Marianne Stillings

November – 2 books

The Lion’s Daughter – Loretta Chase
Eragon – Christopher Paolini

December – 2 books

Lady of Sin – Madeline Hunter
Dreaming of You – Lisa Kleypas

I’m one of those people who would make a horrible, and I mean HORRIBLE, book critic because I pretty much enjoy everything I read. I started to make comments on all the books, but I figured that would make this post much too long, which it probably already is anyway. So – if you have any questions about any of the books I read, let me know. Otherwise just know that I liked all the books – some more than others – but still thought they were all worth my time.


  1. Kris on January 11, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    I, too, make a horrible critic, there is not much I do not like. My hubby always disparages my horrible taste. How were the Philppa Gregory book? I have seen them all over, but have not read her yet.

  2. Jenster on January 11, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    I LOVE the one Philippa Gregory book I’ve read so far. I thought it was written well and quite a fascinating take on that subject. I have most of the other books in that series but I have yet to read them.

  3. Dylan aka Rowena on January 11, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    You know, I think I’m the same way, I find something that I like in each book that I read and I enjoy most of the books that I read, I’d make a horrible editor! haha.I really loved Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas, that was one of my favorite reads last year. Zach was the bomb! I really loved Dreaming of You too…love me some Derek Craven!How did you like On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn? I hated that book.

  4. Jenster on January 11, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Let’s see. I loved both the LK books you mentioned.I also liked On the Way to the Wedding, but I think because it closed out the series. It was my least favorite of them all.Told ya I’m easy to please. lol

  5. Tara Marie on January 12, 2007 at 10:01 am

    So, what did you think of the Madeline Hunter–Lady of Sin?I think she’s finally finding her non-medieval niche.

  6. Dylan aka Rowena on January 12, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    LOL, Jen…it was my least favorite of the series as well, but not because it closed out the series. I wanted a better story for Gregory but it worked for a lot of people, so it’s all good in the hood! =)

  7. Jenster on January 13, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    Tara – I loved LOS. Once I began reading and the rest of the series started coming back to me I realized this was the relationship I’d been waiting for. From their first argument however many books back I knew they were destined to be together.I liked that Charlotte had been in love with her first husband and I was particularly happy that it was finally revealed he had been an honorable man and both Charlotte and Nathaniel had respect and admiration for what he had done.To me it was the perfect ending to the series. I have yet to read her newest, though it is on my shelf upstairs.Dylan – it wasn’t my least favorite because it closed out the series. IMO it was time to close out the series. lol It just didn’t seem to have the same spark or something the majority of the other books had. BUT, like I said, I still liked it. I’m looking forward to what JQ has next to offer.

  8. April on January 13, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Jen,If I could only read half the number of the books you read..I would be so delighted. I hope to make it more of a priority. Hope you are feeling more like yourself.

  9. Tara Marie on January 13, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Jen, I agree, it was a great ending for the series. I’m feeling a reread coming on–LOL.

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