Saturday, July 13, 2013

6 Month Reading Review

I can't believe that we are already through half of the year!!!  It is time to review my reading goals and set some new ones for the rest of the year.  Here is the list I set at the beginning of the year in case you want to check out what I have read every month (with some additions from the beginning of the year).  Here is the summary of all of the books that I have read each month.

Total Books Read
for 2013

January       12
February     11
March         19
April            18
May             11
June             13

Total          84

I read all of the Robert Parker books including Spenser and Sunny Randall series (Jesse Stone read last year) written by the original author.  I read the Debbie Macomber book series about Blossom Street.  I read the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr (finished Grace Valley series in December).  In addition, I read 25 books from the library and advanced book review copies.

I still have a book shelf full of books that I have to read that I own.  Listed below are the book that I have left to read:

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
In The Woods by Tina French
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
Light On Snow by Anita Shreve
The First Wives Club by Olivia Goldsmith
Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

I added a few extra books to my list and on reserve at the library:

Cedar Cover series by Debbie Macomber (14 books)
The Wanderer (Thunder Point) by Robyn Carr
The Newcomer (Thunder Point)
by Robyn Carr

The Hero (Thunder Point) by Robyn Carr

Informed Risk: A Hero for Sophie Jones (Harlequin Bestselling Author) by Robyn Carr

I have set aside a list to start reading in July.  I think that I will come up with a few more in order to fill up the whole month and I might move some of these books into August.  I do tend to find a lot of books to read as I need to so I am sure that I will add a few more as they come up and put off some of the other books until I get through the new ones.  I hope that every month will bring as many good books still left to read!!

Prairie Song: A Novel, Hearts Seeking Home Book 1 by Mona Hodgson
52 Loaves: One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust by William Alexander
You Gotta Try This! by Vicki Cobb and Kathy Darling
Inferno by Dan Brown
The New Good Life by John Robbins
The Still of Night (A Rush of Wings Series #2) by Kristen Heitzmann

365 Fun Filled Learning Activities by Mary Weaver
Games with Books by Peggy Kaye

7 : an experimental mutiny against excess by Jen Hatmaker
Back to basics : a complete guide to traditional skills by Abigail R. Gehring
Kindergarten : it isn't what it used to be : getting your child ready for the positive experience of education by Susan K. Golant
Made to play! : handmade toys and crafts for growing imaginations by Joel Henriques
Sisterhood everlasting : a novel by Ann Brashares

Do you have any books picked out to read?  Do you have any on a shelf that you haven't touched?  I hope that you pick up a few good books soon and if you don't have any ideas, check out a few of my reviews!  I have read a bunch of different types of books and I have loves most of them.  Let me know if you need to borrow one :)  Happy reading!!


  1. Water for Elephants and The Secret Life of Bees are my top favorites on your to-read list. I hope you enjoy them :)

    I'm reading Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell right now . . so far, so good!

    1. I have had the Water for Elephants forever and I even have the movies reserved at the library for when I finish. Let's hope that I get out of the library rotation and read the books on the shelf in my room. I will have to look into Eleanor and Park. I haven't heard of it :)

    2. Just added Eleanor and Park to my list at the library. I am 81st on the hold list so I should get it next month. Thanks for the recommendation but now it is going to take me longer to get to my shelf :)


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