Chasing Inspiration

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Good Reads - January 2008

I thought about writing down all the books I read in a month and posting about them all here. Then I counted how many books I read last month and nearly choked. LOL So, I'm going to start blogging about the reads that stuck with me. I may do that as I finish a book or I may do that in one chunk.

Here are some of the more memorable reads I had in January:

The Last Twilight by Marjorie M. Liu - book #7 in Liu's Dirk & Steele Series. Book #8 is scheduled for release later this year. A great installment to the D&S world!

The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason - This is the first book in the Gardella Vampire Slayer series. A wonderful book full of Regency England and traditional vampire mythology with a vamp slayer twist. It truly is Buffy meets Jane Austen and I can't wait to continue with the series.

Accidentally Yours by Susan Mallery - This book had Susan's trademark wit, but with a twist. The heroine is a woman who would do anything for her dying child. The hero is a man who has closed himself off to love. Together they make a deal that may just be the salvation she's been looking for, but at what cost? If you're looking for something with some bitter sweet, some hope and laughter, this is the book for you.

Forbidden Stranger by Marilyn Pappano - Marilyn writes for Harlequin and Silhouette, and mostly for what was the Silhouette Intimate Moments line. The line is now titled Silhouette Romantic Suspense and the books are shorter, which made me wonder how good they could really be. Marilyn's book was wonderfully written with great character development balanced with a suspense plot. She wowed me with some of her previous books and I would say the woman still has it!

Also by Marilyn Pappano was a reread of The Trouble with Josh - I had read this when it was first released in 2003 and stumbled across it again as I was trying to figure out which books in my plethora of book boxes could I, or should I, pass on to other needy readers. TTWJ is a little different. The heroine was not a lovely person in her life before cancer. But she is living in life after cancer and she wants to make amends and grow as a person. The book is her journey as well as the journey of a man who hasn't wanted to settle down and finds himself drawn to a woman who by all accounts he should hate. Loved the juxtaposition of motivations in this story. And am happy to say was not able to let it leave my house!

Smart & Sexy by Jill Shalvis - I love Jill's writing! She's got great sexual chemistry, wonderful characters and her wit! It's amazing. Smart & Sexy is book one of a trilogy. The second book is out now, and I'm waiting for the library to alert me that they have it ready for me to pick up.

I know there were more reads in January. They aren't sticking out to me at moment, but if I do remember them, I'll post them soon.

I hope you've had time to read some good books. Fiction. Non-fiction. It doesn't matter. Just read. And enjoy!


  1. I've tried a few times to subscribe to your blog the last week or so, but I keep getting an error telling me I can't. Just thought I'd let you know.


  2. I'm going to have to fix that. You can sign up for my entries to get to you via email. Click on the link below the RSS link. It works. I just tried it.

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed SMART AND SEXY. Thanks for mentioning it! I hope your library gets STRONG AND SEXY in soon.