Friday, January 1, 2016

Yearly Reading Wrap-up at Moonshine and Rosefire

Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading year for yourselves. I am known as Rosefire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog. I originally posted my reviews over at my daughter's blog, Emeraldfire's Bookmark but am now in the process of transferring them all over to my own blog. My daughter makes blogging look like so much fun that I thought that I would try it out for myself! :)

Anyway, I started out January with about 1,031 unread books lying around the house and ended December with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this year came from authors, Price ChopperNetgalley, Bookmooch, Paperback Swap, Library Book Sales and friends. Quite a number of my books that I read this year left my house to go to new homes so that's something I guess. :)

Let me try to break down the influx for you:


Changes to the TBR pile Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- Kramer Versus Kramer by Avery Corman
- The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
- The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders
- The Missing World: A Novel by Margot Livesey
- Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
- The Friends by Rosa Guy
- Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
- The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer by Robert K. Tannenbaum and Peter S. Greenberg
- The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
The Most Wanted by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag
The World's Last Mysteries by Reader's Digest
Criminals: A Novel by Margot Livesey
The World's Last Mysteries by Reader's Digest
- Rose Madder by Stephen King
- Behind the Mask: A True Story of Obsession and a Savage Genius by Stella Sands 
- 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories by Martin H. Greenberg, Robert H. Weinberg and Stefan Dziemianowicz

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- The Missing World: A Novel by Margot Livesey
- Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
- Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
- Mercy Street: A Novel by Mariah Stewart
- Love Kills: The Stalking of Diane Newton King by Andy Hoffman
The Saving Graces: A Novel by Patricia Gaffney
- The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer by Robert K. Tanenbaum and Peter S. Greenberg
- Grave's End: A True Ghost Story by Elaine Mercado, R. N.
- The Senator's Wife by Karen Robards
No One Left to Tell by Jordan Dane
Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag
Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
Like Water For Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel
- Random Hearts by Warren Adler

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading year for me. Here's a further breakdown:

Books Read: 8

Pages Read: 2,610
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2015! I hope that you all had an equally good reading year; if not a little better. :) See you all next year! :)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight