Daily Archives: August 2, 2010

REVIEW: 7th Heaven

Title: 7th Heaven
Author: James Patterson
Finished: August 1, 2010
Pages: 376
Published: 2008
Format: First Edition

While a re-read, I have enjoyed this series just as much the second time around as I did the first, and maybe even more so since every book is so fresh in my mind. I’ve reviewed this one before, but only in a quick one.

In book 7 of the Women’s Murder Club series, Lindsay and her partner, Rich find themselves in search of someone(s) who is targeting wealthy couples and burning them alive along with their homes.

Yuki is fighting a case that seems like a hit and run, but turns out as surprising as Lindsay’s case, and finds herself the target of a over zealous writer in search of his next big novel.

Now that Joe has officially moved to San Fran, Lindsay finds herself falling into a routine they never had before, and tensions continue to rise over her crazy work schedule and their future (if they have one). In addition, Lindsay starts to think Joe might have suspicions about her relationship with her partner, and she has a hard time figuring out what she really wanted on all ends.

*challenges: women’s murder club challenge, ryob challenge, 100+ challenge, august 12×12

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345 Reading Challenge – COMPLETE


Hosted By: Chick Loves Lit
August 1, 2009 – August 1, 2010

This was one of my most favorite challenges, and I was glad to get caught up with these three book series. All three have had new books released in the series since I started, and I’m hoping there might be another round of it since it was so fun and I have so many other challenges that I am still trying to get caught up on.

Alex Cross Series (James Patterson)

  1. Double Cross
  2. Cross Country
  3. Alex Cross’s Trial

Harry Bosch Series (Michael Connelly)

  1. Angels Flight
  2. A Darkness More Than Night
  3. City of Bones
  4. Lost Light

Stephanie Plum Series (Janet Evanovich)

  1. Seven Up
  2. Hard Eight
  3. Visions of Sugar Plums
  4. To the Nines
  5. Ten Big Ones

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August 12×12 Reading Challenge

Hosted By: Bookworming in the 21st Century
August 1 – 30, 2010

July was a short reading month for this challenge, but I’m sticking with my original goal of 10 books for the month of August. I’ve still very much enjoying this short monthly challenge and the different hosts. Can’t wait to get started.


  1. 7th Heaven by James Patterson
  2. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
  3. 8th Confession by James Patterson
  4. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
  5. 9th Judgment by James Patterson
  6. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
  7. Heart Mender by Andy Andrews
  8. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
  9. The Girlfriend’s Guide to Understanding Men by Bo Sebastian
  10. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  12. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
  13. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

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July 12×12 Reading Challenge – COMPLETED

Hosted By: Good Books & Wine
July 1 – 31, 2010

I didn’t quite hit my goal for this month, but I still had some really good reading. I had a lot going on in July but I think August will only increase as will the rest of the months through the year.


  1. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
  2. 6th Target by James Patterson
  3. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
  4. The Anah’jari File by Douglas Armentrout
  5. Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  6. City of Bones by Michael Connelly
  7. Lost Light by Michael Connelly

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REVIEW: Lost Light

Title: Lost Light
Author: Michael Connelly
Finished: July 30, 2010
Pages: 397
Published: 2003
Format: paperback

My most recent Harry Bosch read picks up not long after the previous book. Harry is living a brand new life, unsure of where life is taking him and what he should do, haunted by the memories of his ex-wife and what could have been.

To cure the boredom of retirement, Harry finds himself following up on a cold case that he rescued from the bottom of his desk drawer before leaving, only to alert all areas of law enforcement that he is in fact looking into a case as if he was still a cop.

What Harry doesn’t know is that he’s closer to the truth than he ever expected and all the hoops he has jumped through to find the answer have only caused everyone more pain and hassle than anything else. Apparently in this case, looks are always deceiving, the truth is right in front and no amount of time can remove any pain caused in the past.

I very much enjoyed this book and the new aspect to Harry’s new life. It’s great seeing him in a new capacity and I can only wonder what is in store for the next round.

*challenges: 345 reading challenge, countdown challenge, 1010 category challenge, ryob challenge, 100+ challenge, july 12×12 challenge, TBR stack

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It’s Monday. What are you reading?

Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey through a world of books is now hosting this event.

Small amount of reading done since last Monday. I was successful in finishing Lost Light before the 345 Challenge ended and am now on a quest to finish the Women’s Murder Club series and many others. I feel like overall I’m accomplishing the reading I have wanted but just not a quickly as I would like.

Read Last Week

  1. Lost Light by Michael Connelly
  2. 7th Heaven by James Patterson

Reading This Week

  1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  2. 8th Confession by James Patterson
  3. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
  4. 9th Judgment by James Patterson
  5. Heart Mender by Andy Andrews

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