Reading with The Domestic Goddess

I started keeping a note of every book I read in 2005, after realising that I’d just started re-reading a book unintentionally (it was a book I’d not particularly enjoyed first time round and had left so little impression on me that I had read almost all of it again before realising why it was so familiar – and still not enjoying it all that much!).  I used to finish every book I started, regardless of how little I might be enjoying it, but came to realise that my precious time can be better spent doing things I enjoy, so that means if I’m really not getting into a book, it gets ditched.

Check out all my current reading challenges HERE

Please note that the ratings out of five are not necessarily related to any particular literary merit, but to how much I enjoyed them for whatever reason.

These are the books I’ve read this year…

KEY:
K = Kindle e-book
G = Graphic novel
R = Reviewed for publisher or author
Like a Star @ heaven Dire – don’t waste your time
Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven OK, but nothing to write home about
Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven Very good – worth a read
Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven Excellent
Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven Superb – read it immediately!

CURRENTLY READING:

  • Jude Morgan – The Secret Life of William Shakespeare (R)
  • Everett Peacock – Death By Facebook (K)

READING NEXT (in order):

  • Michael Arnold – Devil’s Charge (R)
  • L.R. Fredericks – Fate (R)
  • Richard Castle – Heat Rises (Nikki Heat 3)
  • Catherynne M. Valente – The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
  • Malinda Lo – Huntress (sequel to Ash)
  • Simon Scarrow – Praetorian (Romans 11)
  • A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire 1) by George R R Martin
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

FINISHED IN 2012:

  1. Jenn Ashworth – Cold Light (R) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  2. Anne Brontë – Agnes Grey (K)  Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  3. Frances Hodgson Burnett – Little Lord Fauntleroy (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  4. John H Carroll – The Emo Bunny That Should (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  5. Richard Castle and Brian Bendis – Deadly Storm (G)  Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  6. Catherine Cooper – The Golden Acorn (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  7. Patrick deWitt – The Sisters Brothers Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  8. Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  9. Anne Frasier – Hush (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  10. Anna Katharine Green – X Y Z A Detective Story (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  11. Philippa Gregory – The Women of the Cousins’ War Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  12. Caroline Hanson – Bewitching the Werewolf (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  13. Charlaine Harris – Dead Reckoning (Southern Vampires 11) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  14. Simon Haynes – Hal Spacejock (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  15. Richard Herley – The Penal Colony (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  16. Georgette Heyer – Regency Buck Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  17. Susan Hill – Howards End Is On the Landing Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  18. Thomas Hoover – Caribbee (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  19. Tony Levy – A Turnkey Or Not? (K/R) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  20. Stuart McBride – Birthdays for the Dead Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  21. Marissa Meyer – Cinder Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  22. David Nordmark – Lose Weight Without Dieting The Animal Kingdom Way (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  23. SJ Parris – Heresy (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  24. Jackson Pearce – Sisters Red Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  25. Jonathan Pinnock – Mrs Darcy Versus the Aliens Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  26. Terry Pratchett – Snuff (Discworld 39) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  27. Steven Scaffardi – The Drought (R) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  28. Mark Stevens – Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Assylum (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  29. Joss Stirling – Stealing Phoenix (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  30. Amor Towles – Rules of Civility (R) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  31. Jules Verne – Around the World In 80 Days (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  32. Cody Young – Johnny Doesn’t Drink Champagne (K)  Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  33. Cody Young – The Lady and the Locksmith (K) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
  34. Robyn Young – Insurrection (Insurrection Trilogy 1) (R) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven

ABANDONED UNFINISHED:

  • M. D. Keating – Sunburnt
  • Lew Wallace – Ben-Hur (K)
  • Jules Verne – The Mysterious Island (K)
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3 responses to “Reading with The Domestic Goddess

  1. Pingback: Diary of a Domestic Goddess

  2. I read Gone with the wind last year too. Have to agree with your 5* rating 🙂
    I’m off to investigate a couple of your other 5*s now as we appear to have similar tastes.

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