Chasing Inspiration

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Good Reads - March

March was a huge reading month for me. I'm not sure why. I think it's the stress. I tend to avoid everything and read more when I'm really stressed. Here's hoping April is a lighter month. *grin*
  1. Nicholas by Elizabeth Amber -- This book is not for the faint of heart. It's an erotic historical layered with Greek/Roman mythology. Strange. Very strange.
  2. Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts -- This is the first book of NR's new Circle of 7 trilogy and this is my second time reading it. Fantastic! I can't wait for May and the second book.
  3. The Liar's Diary by Patry Francis -- A debut novel by a wonderful author.
  4. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell -- This book made me want to go tour historical points of interest linked to some of our dead presidents. LOL!
  5. Master of the Night by Angela Knight -- An intriguing blend of vamps, shape shifting and Authorian legends. I'll keep reading the series.
  6. Jacob and Gideon by Jacqueline Frank -- These are the first two books in JF's Nightwalker series. They were okay. Not sure if I'll keep up with the series.
  7. Passion by Marilyn Pappano -- This out-if-print treasure was a treat to read. Great locations. Great hero. Interesting mistaken identity. Definitely worth the wait!
  8. Almost Dead by Lisa Jackson -- This was a good serial killer/suspense novel. Not her best suspense novels, but a good read nonetheless.
  9. Visions of Heat, Caressed by Ice and Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh -- I am now caught up on NS's Psy-Changeling series and it's getting better and better with each book!
  10. No Good Deeds by Laura Lippman -- I love Laura Lippman's books and her Tess Monaghan series in particular. This story had a great twist and the series remains fresh.
  11. Speak No Evil by Allison Brennan -- A great book with a high body count and gripping characters. It's a great start to her Evil series. All three books are out now.
  12. Hunting the Hunter by Shiloh Walker -- I have the opportunity to meet Shiloh in September so I thought I should read some of her books. She started in ebooks and if this mass market is any indication, I'm going to enjoy her stories!
  13. Your Saving Grace by J.L. Wilson -- A great mystery. It's my first JLW and I am so going to read more of her. And you should, too!
  14. Unmanned by Lois Greiman -- Book four in the Christina McMullen series. As hilarious as Stephanie Plum with a hot cop hero and a smart, slightly klutzy and definitely funny heroine. Keepers, all of them.
  15. The Paper Marriage by Susan Kay Law -- In a word, AMAZING! I have loved every book by SKL and this one put me through the wringer and was incredibly satisfying. I've bought copies for friends, it's that good!
  16. Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs -- I've been a fan of KR's books long before Bones made it to the Fox network. I'm getting a little tired of Temperance and Ryan's on-again-off-again romance, but the murders and investigation and the character development reminded me why I love this series. And the fact that Bones is coming back with new episodes on April 14th doesn't hurt either. *grin*
  17. Sleeping Beauty and The Baby Chronicles by Judy Baer -- These were fun, quick reads by one of my favorite inspirational chick-lit authors. I'm glad I had them in my TBR and they ended the month of March out nicely.
That's what I can remember reading in March. There are some great reads coming up in April

*edited to add a book I forgot I read!*

I almost forgot! I love Nancy Martin and I read her latest Blackbird Sisters mystery last week. *smacks forehead* Murder Melts In Your Mouth was a great romp of a story. A light read, with compelling characters and Nora finally figured out why she's on again/off again with her bad boy beau. I can't wait for the next story but alas, it's not likely to be out until next year. Good think I don't mind rereading. *grin*


  1. Told you the Psy-Changelings were great! I'm glad you liked Master of the Night as well.

    Is Lara Adrian in your TBR for April? Don't forget your pop quix! *wink*

  2. Lara Adrian is in my TBR for April. I can't forget that pop quiz. It's the only thing keeping those books toward the top of the mountain of books by my bed. LOL.

    We have to get a date on our calendar. Email or IM me, okay?

  3. Holy cow that's a lot of reading! I'm keeping up with my average of 3-4 books a month. I miss my Saturday morning reading time. Plus, I've just been more social. I love Sarah Vowell's books. I have a bunch of them, but I'm still missing one in my collection. There's a really cute essay on her father in one of her books. Plus, she's the voice of Violet in The Incredibles. :)

  4. April, it was one of those months. When I'm having bad fibro and work takes over, reading is what I do. And I read fast. I have been going to bed earlier so I can read a bit more. And I had a couple of days off which translate to more reading. *g*

    This month won't be as prolific.

    Oh, I loved Sarah Vowell's book and I now want to own them all. I put on The Incredibles the other day just so I could hear her as Violet, lol!

  5. Nicholas- This book was recc'd by a coworker at B&N when it first came out. I wanted to get it but I wish Brava would publish in MM. So, I am going to wait on that one for a while. I heard the second one was even more strange.
    NR- Yay! I can't wait for May! I want to read Gage's book NOW!
    Knight- That is a pretty good series but after awhile Knight went Feehan on me-- it was all more of the same. I did make it through most of them though.
    Frank- I read the first in that series. Not interesting. I feel bad saying it, but it seemed a wannabe Ward, Kenyon type book.
    Singh- I TOLD YOU SO!
    SKLaw- I will go find it to read on your rec
    Walker- Same with this book
    Reichs- I like the book series and had read a few before the show came out. I like the tv show better... I heart Angel!

  6. Hey, Gabby! Yes, you were right about Nalini Singh and I am going to listen to your recommendations more often. LOL

    OMG, May cannot get here soon enough! I love NR's new series and Gage's story is going to be so good.

    Thanks for the info on Knight. I have the series so far, thankfully used. I enjoyed the first book. We'll see where it goes. And Frank didn't do it for me either. I'm done. I do hope she finds success. I know how hard it is to write a book, let alone get it published. *g*