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What’s on Your Nightstand – December

I think I did pretty good this past month compared to some of the previous. I’m in the middle of reading Four Past Midnight, Mansfield Park, and The Mystery of the Moss Covered Mansion. I have decided to wait on reading The Apprentice until first of next year since I have so many others to get through.

November’s List

  1. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
  2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  3. The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene
  4. The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene
  5. The Mystery of the Moss Covered Mansion by Carolyn Keene
  6. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
  7. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  8. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
  9. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
  10. Finger Lickin Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
  11. I, Alex Cross by James Patteson
  12. Exploiting Chaos by Jeremy Gutsche
  13. The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze

December’s list is extra long because I have so many books to finish before the end of the year. I’m planning quite a few read-a-thons, starting this Thanksgiving weekend, plus I have a handful of vacation days coming up so I’m hopeful to get through everything (I hope).

December’s List

  1. The Walk by Richard Paul Evans
  2. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
  3. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  4. The Mystery of the Moss Covered Mansion by Carolyn Keene
  5. Smash Cut by Sandra Brown
  6. Spook by Mary Roach
  7. Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews
  8. The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver
  9. Secret Diary of a Call Girl
  10. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  11. Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore
  12. The Mystery of the Moss Covered Mansion
  13. The Quest of the Missing Map
  14. The Clue in the Jewel Box
  15. The Secret of the Old Attic
  16. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall
  17. The Mystery of the Tolling Bell
  18. The Clue in the Old Album
  19. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
  20. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney

We’ll keep it at this list, but I have many more. Talk about high expectations for myself. :)

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What’s on Your Nightstand? – November

I didn’t do quiet as well as I imagined I would with the books I had picked, but I read quick a lot more than I expected to considering how busy I felt I was. The year is coming to the home stretch and there are so many books I still want to read and not enough time to get them all in.

I was sad I missed out on the Fall Read-a-Thon but I’m hoping there will be another new years read-a-thon that I can participate in and get some good last minute reading in.

October’s List:

  1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  2. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
  3. Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
  4. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  5. The Whispering Statue by Carolyn Keene
  6. The Haunted Bridge by Carolyn Keene
  7. The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene
  8. The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene
  9. The Mystery of the Moss Covered Mansion by Carolyn Keene
  10. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

November’s List

  1. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
  2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  3. The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene
  4. The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene
  5. The Mystery of the Moss Covered Mansion by Carolyn Keene
  6. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
  7. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  8. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
  9. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
  10. Finger Lickin Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
  11. I, Alex Cross by James Patteson
  12. Exploiting Chaos by Jeremy Gutsche
  13. The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze

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What’s on Your Nightstand? – October

I’ve been a slacker lately and have been too busy to update with the group. I think I’ve missed the past few months, but I’m happy to have a designated list this time.

The Fall Into Reading Challenge started last week so most of my books come from that list, which also falls into pretty much all the other challenges I am working to complete.

My List:

  1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  2. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
  3. Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
  4. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  5. The Whispering Statue by Carolyn Keene
  6. The Haunted Bridge by Carolyn Keene
  7. The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene
  8. The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene
  9. The Mystery of the Moss Covered Mansion by Carolyn Keene
  10. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

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What’s on Your Nightstand – June

Late again, but I’ve been trying to figure out my reading for the next month and compare it to challenges that are coming up and ending soon. I think I made a great dent and nearly finished last month’s nightstand which is a great accomplishment.

The last book I finished was A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly and it was pretty good, but not my favorite Harry Bosch. I will be reading at least two more of his book over the next month to finish a challenge with this series. I’m looking forward to catching up. I just started In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and will be starting book 6 of Harry Potter very soon.

My list from May:

  1. The Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene
  2. The Clue of the Broken Locket by Carolyn Keene
  3. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
  4. Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson
  5. A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  7. F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
  8. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King (IN PROGRESS)
  9. Sail by James Patterson
  10. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  11. Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
  12. Cougar Club by Susan McBride

I’m rolling over the three books not finished in last nightstand, plus adding in all my other good summer reads. For June, I’ll be reading:

  1. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King (In Progress)
  2. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (In Progress)
  3. Cougar Club by Susan McBridge
  4. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  5. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  6. City of Bones by Michael Connelly
  7. Lost Light by Michael Connelly
  8. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
  9. 6th Target by James Patterson
  10. 7th Heaven By James Patterson
  11. 8th Confession by James Patterson
  12. 9th Judgment by James Patterson
  13. The Girlfriend’s Guide to Understanding Men (In Progress)

It looks long by many of these books (James Patterson) will be quick and fun reads so I should have too much of a problem finishing them up before the end of July.

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What’s on Your Nightstand – May

I’m a little late getting this in but my blogging has been slowed because work and travel have been extremely busy lately. I managed to get through some big books while on a trip to California this past weekend so my list is updated per this past weeks reading as well.

Here’s last month’s progress:

  1. Rich Again by Anna Maxted
  2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  3. Girlfriend’s Guide to Understanding Men (IN PROGRESS)
  4. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
  5. A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly
  6. To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
  7. Clue in the Diary by Carolyn Keene
  8. Nancy’s Mysterious Letter by Carolyn Keene
  9. Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene
  10. Password to Larkspur Lane by Carolyn Keene
  11. Clue of Broken Locket by Carolyn Keene
  12. F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
  13. Cougar Club (Early Reviewer)
  14. Live to Tell (Early Reviewer)

The last book I finished was Rich Again by Anna Maxted and it turned out to be pretty good. My goal for this month is to finish the Spring Reading Thing list so that will be all I’m focusing on. I’m currently reading Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb.

For June, I’m planning on reading:

  1. The Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene
  2. The Clue of the Broken Locket by Carolyn Keene
  3. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb (IN PROGRESS)
  4. Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson
  5. A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  7. F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
  8. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King (IN PROGRESS)
  9. Sail by James Patterson
  10. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  11. Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
  12. Cougar Club by Susan McBride

I have already started Four Past Midnight and Immortal in Death. I have Harry Potter ordered from the Library on audiobook. Most of these should be quick and easy reads. The 48 Hour Read a Thon is this weekend … I’m hoping for ever a few hours of reading with everything else I have going on, but I should be able to make a dent.

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What’s on Your Nightstand – April

I think I did pretty good on my list for the month of April, but hope to finally make it through some of the other books on my list for May that make up the Spring Reading Thing Challenge.

Here’s last month’s progress:

  • Rich Again by Anna Maxted (Early Reviewer) – IN PROGRESS
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy- IN PROGRESS (won’t be finishing this month)
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Girlfriend’s Guide to Understanding Men by Bo Sebastian (Early Reviewer)
  • The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene
  • Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene
  • Mystery at the Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene
  • Linchpin by Seth Godin
  • 3rd Degree by James Patterson
  • Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
  • Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Darkness More than Night by Michael Connelly
  • To the Nines by Janet Evanovich

The last book I finished was Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris, the latest Sookie Stackhouse book. I need to start making a dent on the Nancy Drew books if I’m ever going to finish that challenge before the end of the year.

For May, I’m planning on reading:

  1. Rich Again by Anna Maxted (IN PROGRESS)
  2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (IN PROGRESS – making a dent)
  3. Girlfriend’s Guide to Understanding Men (IN PROGRESS)
  4. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
  5. A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly
  6. To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
  7. Clue in the Diary by Carolyn Keene
  8. Nancy’s Mysterious Letter by Carolyn Keene
  9. Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene
  10. Password to Larkspur Lane by Carolyn Keene
  11. Clue of Broken Locket by Carolyn Keene
  12. F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
  13. Cougar Club (Early Reviewer)
  14. Live to Tell (Early Reviewer)

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What’s on Your Nightstand – March

Well, March wasn’t as productive as I hoped. One of these months I will actually get through my list and follow the reading I plan. I did manage to get quite a few of the books read, but still working on others.

  • Rich Again by Anna Maxted (Early Reviewer)
  • The Girlfriend’s Guide to Understanding Men by Bo Sebastian (Early Reviewer)
  • Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
  • 2nd Chance by James Patterson
  • E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
  • Angels Flight by Michael Connelly
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The last book I finished was Angels Flight by Michael Connelly. Two of the others are still in progress. One I need to start, ASAP. Maybe my progress was better than expected.

For April, I’m planning on reading:

  1. Rich Again by Anna Maxted (Early Reviewer) – IN PROGRESS
  2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy- IN PROGRESS (won’t be finishing this month)
  3. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien – IN PROGRESS
  4. The Girlfriend’s Guide to Understanding Men by Bo Sebastian (Early Reviewer)
  5. The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene
  6. Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene
  7. Mystery at the Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene
  8. Linchpin by Seth Godin
  9. 3rd Degree by James Patterson
  10. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
  11. Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  12. A Darkness More than Night by Michael Connelly
  13. To the Nines by Janet Evanovich

Now that the Spring Reading Thing has started I will get a chance to get back to reading all my favorite authors. The Lord of The Rings Challenge will finish at the end of April, plus I have a couple books I need to read for our work book club. Should be a busy week. I hope to get through a lot of books with the help of the Spring Read-a-Thon coming up next weekend.

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