Monday, January 17, 2011

Reading Swap with Kelly from The Written World

I need to post this on my blog, because I keep on misplacing the email that has the list in it!

During 2011, Kelly from The Written World has specifically challenged me to read the following books:

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs - hard to believe I bought this book nearly 4 years ago and still haven't read it! I did read the first book in the series a couple of years ago, but as is so often the case for books that I actually buy, I still haven't managed to actually fit it into the reading schedule.

Fire Study by Maria Snyder - I loved the first two books in this series, so why haven't I read the third book?

The Huntress by Susan Carroll - I was SO excited when this book came out. I bought it straight away. That was 3 and a half years ago!

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner - I was definitely planning to read this one anyway!

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear - I always intended to read this series after I was all caught up with Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series but I appear to have stalled on that one somewhat.

My list of books for Kelly to read was:

The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick - because it took her ages to read her first Elizabeth Chadwick. I don't want her to have to wait long to read the next one!

Witness in Death by J.D. Robb- Once upon a time we were doing joint reviews of this series. I think she is at least 10 books behind me now! Catch up, Kelly!

The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons- Apparently I sent this book to Kelly a while ago. I had completely forgotten that!

The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly - Because I am so excited about the third book in this trilogy coming out this year!

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons - Such a fun book!

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly - Whoops! Doubled up on the Jennifer Donnelly recs!

Our reading swap is part of a bigger swap that is going on involving lots and lots of bloggers. Kelly has the master list on her blog!


  1. I was just reading through the wonderful threads over on the Australian group in goodreads and then checked to see how our lists compare - 90% ! Which is the highest I've ever come across. But we only share 4 books which is crazy! So I really need to try something you rec and I am glad to be participating in the Australian Challenge this year. This list has some interesting to me titles and some I have actually heard of. :)

  2. Wow! That is a very high percentage!

  3. Great lists. I want to read Maisie Dobbs too, but I need to catch up on some other series.

  4. I am really interested in reading Revolution by Donnelly. Everyone who has read it has seemed to enjoy it.

  5. I am looking forward to the third book in the Rose series too! Just got Revolution.

  6. I got an emailing saying that Revolution has shipped. Yay! I am going to TRY and read an In Death book a month, so by the end of the year I will be caught up... Sort of! You will probably have read more in the meantime. I still don't have Interlude in Death, though, and my copy of Seduction in Death has vanished. Will have to get another copy, I guess...

    I am looking forward to the rest of the books, though. They are all books I was meaning to read anyway!

  7. Kelly, I only read one In Death book in the last year, so you might have caught up!

    Nise, that is my most anticipated released of 2011! Can't wait!

    Diane, I really enjoyed it when I read it late last year.

    BethF, I really shouldn't start another series, but I will!