Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Salon: January/February Reads

I was very slack last month and never actually got around to doing my reading round up for January! There is still another day in February but I don't think I will be finishing either of the two books that I am currently reading at the moment.

Here are the books that I have read over the last two months


The Distant Hours by Kate Morton 4/5
Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr 3.5/5
Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr 4/5
Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland 4.5/5
Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts 4.5/5
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson 4.5/5
Tangled Up in Love by Heidi Betts 4/5
Anna by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles 4/5
Walk About by Aaron Fletcher 4/5
The Reunion by L J Smith 4/5
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig 4.5/5
Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik 2.5/5
Inside Out by Maria V Snyder 4/5
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness 4.5/5
A Little Friendy Advcie by Siobhan Vivian 4/5
The Search by Nora Roberts 4/5
A Hellion in her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries 4/5
Troublemaker - Book 1 by Janet Evanovich and Alex Evanovich 2.5/5
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner 4/5


Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham 3.5/5
The Marsh King's Daughter by Elizabeth Chadwick 4/5
Outside In by Maria V Snyder 4.5/5
His Favorite Mistress by Tracy Anne Warren 4/5
The Measure of the Man by Sidney Poitier 3.5/5
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett 4/5
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong 4/5
The Jewel of St Petersburg by Kate Furnivall 4/5
Pyramids by Terry Pratchett 4/5
Provocative in Pearls by Madeline Hunter 4/5
Staying at Daisy's by Jill Mansell 4/5
Brown Skin Blue by Belinda Jeffrey 4.5/5
The Princess and the Penis by R J Silver 4/5
A Creed in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller 3.5/5
Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away  by Christie Watson 4/5

It's been a pretty good start to the reading challenge year as well. Here's my progress in the challenges that I am participating in:

What's in a Name Challenge - 3 out of 6 books read.

So far I have read three categories - Provocative in Pearls has Jewelery or Gem in the title, A Little Friendly Advice has Size in the Title and Walk About features Travel or Movement in the title. The categories that I still need to read are Number in the Title, Evil in the Title and Life Stage.

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - 5 out of 20 books read.

A quarter of the way through the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge already! The books that I have read so far that qualify for this challenge are Walk About, Anna, Queen of Last Hopes, The Marsh King's Daughter and The Jewel of St Petersburg.

Aussie Author Challenge - 3 out of 10 books read.

Kate Morton who wrote Distant Hours, Adrian Hyland (Gunshot Road) and Belinda Jeffrey (Brown Skin Blue) are all Australian authors.


  1. Can't remember if it was Jan or Feb when I read The Distant Hours by Kate Moreton.

    It was an earlier posting on your blog which made me curious about the Aaron Fletcher books. They are like hens teeth here in the UK, even the library doesn't have them. I have the first book sitting on TBR pile awaiting the next book to arrive then I can start reading.

  2. Wow! It sounds like you had two great months of reading...I'm impressed :) Hopefully you'll continue to have successful reading months for the rest of the year!

  3. You had a great two months! I did my February wrap-up in my Salon today.

    I keep forgetting to post my progress on challenges, but I do have pages for each challenge and reviews to the books I've completed on my Curl up and Read site. Soon I'll post about them....


  4. You had an amazing two months - good for you! I'm still having a hard time realizing February is over already. :)

  5. Holy cow you've read a lot this year! I need to to see where I stand on challenges...

  6. Wow! How productive you've been!!!
    You have quite a few books listed that are on my list to read as well. Glad to see you enjoyed them.

    I'll be reading Provocative in Pearls for the same category in the WHat's in a Name challenge. I'm enjoying the Rarest Blooms series, too. :)

  7. Yay! Congrats on a good January and February.

  8. Wow, that's incredibly impressive. I wish I could read that much! You are going very well on the challenges too :)