Saturday, January 03, 2009

2008 Reading Recap

Categories of books read (approximate numbers)
Harlequin Presents: 60
Silhouette Nocturne: 3
Silhouette Desire: 11
Urban fantasy: 7
Mainstream Contemporary Romance: 2
Single Title Contemporary Romance: 3
Paranormal Romance (contemporary): 21
Dark Fantasy Erotic Romance: 1
Short Story Romance: 5
Anthology (non-romance): 10
Young Adult: 2
Regency Historical Romance: 8
Western Historical Romance: 7
Medieval Historical Romance: 14
Elizabethan Historical Romance: 2
Victorian Historical Romance: 2
Georgian Historical Romance: 1
Colonial Historical Romance: 1
Interracial Romance: 7
Traditional Regency Romance: 1
Harlequin Romance: 1
Silhouette Romance: 1

Totals: 179 (lowest in a while--unfortunately the job and putting in the garden gotg into the way!)

Faery: 4
Scotland/Scottish Hero: 4
Shapeshifter: 1
Horror: 2
Sheikh: 7

Best Books of 2008
Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole
Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole
Surrender by Pamela Clare
Christmas Getaway by Stuart/Leonard/Lennox
A Western Winter Wonderland by St. John/Kernan/Crooks
Only a Duke Will Do by Sabrina Jeffries
Fire and Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Tempt Me Not by Eve Byron
Romance of the Rose by Julie Beard
The Desert Lord's Bride by Olivia Gates
The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon
This Is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland
From this Moment On by Lynn Kurland
Sale or Return Bride by Sarah Morgan
Ice Storm by Anne Stuart
Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
My Immortal Protector by Jen Holling
A Personal Matter by Karyn Langhorne
Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson
Into the Shadow by Christina Dodd
Into the Flame by Christina Dodd
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros
Murphy's Lore: Through the Drinking Glass by Patrick Thomas
Lover Revealed by JR Ward
Lover Unbound by JR Ward
The Spinster and the Rake by Anne Stuart
Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco
Mr. Fix-It by Crystal Hubbard
Cory's Salvation by Shara Azod
Red Skies at Night by Shara Azod
Tallchief's Bride by Cait London
Tallchief for Keeps by Cait London
Rafe Palladin: Man of Secrets by Cait London
The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole
Nightingale's Lament by Simon R. Green
The Warrior by Kinley MacGregor
Bad Ass Faeries by Various
Tales of the Arabian Nights compiled by Andrew Lang
The Crimson Fairy Book
The Violet Fairy Book
The Perfect Fit by Cait London
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Mistress for the Weekend by Susan Napier
Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Love in the Valley by Susan Napier
Penelope and Prince Charming by Jennifer Ashley
Mustang Wild by Stacey Kayne
Maverick Wild by Stacey Kayne

Best New to Me Authors
Stacey Kayne
Olivia Gates
Crystal Hubbard
Shara Azod
Aliyah Burke
Patrick Thomas
Sarah Morgan
Pamela Clare

Reading Goals for 2009

Read more books that are not necessarily romance
Try to read more of books that I own already and try to buy less books until I have read more of my owned books (yeah right)
Read more new authors
Read more ebooks
Read more classic horror/weird fiction/pulp fiction
Read more urban fantasy
Read a Carpatian (Christine Feehan book)
Read more young adult/children's fantasy
Read more historical romance, particularly western, traditional regency, exotic
Read more sheikh-themed books
Read more interracial
Read more contemporary romance (nonparanormal)
Read more paranormal romance
Get most of my collection into good reads and shelfari


Cait London said...

Hi, Danielle. I'm so glad you enjoyed my category books. I loved your post, btw.

Danielle said...

Thanks for posting on my blog and for the comment. I love your books. The Tallchiefs are one of my favorite families. I also love your westerns.