Friday, January 1, 2016

Yearly Reading Wrap-up at Emeraldfire's Bookmark


Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading year for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog.

Anyway, I started out January with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this year came from BookmoochPaperback Swap, Smashwords, authors and Library Book Sales. Quite a number of my books that I read this month left my house to go to new homes so that's something I guess. :)

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Rereads
Forever and Always: A Romantic Short Story by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels With God by Deanna Nowadnick
The Adventures of Binkle and Flip by Enid Blyton
Dream Student by J. J. DiBenedetto
An Epiphany Gift For Robin: A Short Medieval Christmas Story by Joyce DiPastena
Madison's Song by Christine Amsden
I, Mary by Mike Hartner
The Search For the Stone of Excalibur by Fiona Ingram
The Avalon Relics: Lilith Links by J. L. Clark
The White Knight, the Lost Kingdom and the Sea Princess by Judy Carlson
A Keiki Mystery: Warrior Dog by Emily Kimelman
Witchcraft Couture by Katarina West
Hidden Poppies by M. L. Doyle
The Lady and the Minstrel by Joyce DiPastena
Grey by Christi J. Whitney
Death Wish by Megan Tayte
A Snake in Paradise by Eden Baylee
The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor by M. K. Theodoratus
The Jack of Souls by Stephen C. Merlino
Half Moon Girls by Corinne O'Flynn
- Stonehill Downs: A Novel by Sarah Remy
- Never Again by Julie C. Gilbert
- Blood Mission by Joni Parker
- The Shell Keeper by Christine Nolfi
- Water so Deep by Nichole Giles
Tangled Omens by Joni Parker
The Black Elf of Seaward Isle by Joni Parker
Wintergarden by T. M. Wallace
- Night Carnival by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- Jezebel: A Horror Thriller Novel by Gordon A. Kessler
- Growl by Ashley Fontainne
Not Without my Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace by Andra Watkins
Epitaph: Reveille by Victor Nieves
Strings by B. A. Spicer
Peaches in the Attic: A Rather Disturbing Tale by B. A. Spicer
Angels: A Metaphysical Horror Story by B. A. Spicer
The Gladiator's Girl by Amy Hearst

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Mirror World by John Calicchia
- Cooked Goose by G. A. McKevett
- The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
- Into the Shadow by Christina Dodd
- L is For Lawless by Sue Grafton
- Lord of Shadows by Alix Rickloff
- M is For Malice by Sue Grafton
- Mossflower by Brian Jacques
- One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
- Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
- Strange Brew by Kathy Hogan Trochek
- Sunlight, Moonlight by Amanda Ashley
- Wild Cat by Christine Feehan
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
- Lady of the Glen: A Novel of 17th-Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe by Jennifer Roberson
- Thirteen by Candice F. Ransom
Damiano by R. A. MacAvoy
Fey: A Fantasy Novella by C. S. Feldman
Dream Fragments: Stories From the Dream Series by J. J. DiBenedetto
- Almost Ten and a Half by Candice F. Ransom
- The Search For the Stone of Excalibur by Fiona Ingram
- Rock Bottom by Mi'kea
- Twisted Sisters by Kimber Leigh Wheaton
- A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance by Belinda McKeon
- Second Chance Grill by Christine Nolfi
- Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash
- The Weight of a Wing by Ioana Visan
- Owlet by Emma Michaels
- Pokergeist by Michael Phillip Cash
Princess Eyes Part I by Lucas Kana
Princess Eyes Part II by Lucas Kana
- Seal of a Monk by Eden Baylee 
- Bunnicula Strikes Again! by James Howe
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
- The Shell Seeker by Christine Nolfi
- BlindSight: Adams Thriller Complete by Susan Peterson Wisnewski
- The Dream You Make by Christine Nolfi
A Visit From Sir Nicholas by Victoria Alexander
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman
Running Blind by Cindy Gerard
The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie
R is For Richochet by Sue Grafton
The Raven Warrior by Alice Borchardt
Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
A Marble Woman: Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott and Madeleine B. Stern
J is For Judgment by Sue Grafton
The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott
Hunting Sweetie Rose by Jack Frederickson
How to Date a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase
Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
Dancing With Demons by Peter Tremayne
The Council of the Cursed by Peter Tremayne
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
- The Blooding of Jack Absolute by C. C. Humphreys
- Shadow's Rise: Return of the Cabal by Joseph J. Bailey
- Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash
- Four Wishes by Christine Nolfi
- Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything by Lior Zoref
- Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by James and Deborah Howe
- Growl by Ashley Fontainne
- Narvla's Celtic New Year by Therese Gilardi
- The Celery Stalks at Midnight by James Howe
- Guardians, Inc.: The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain
- Hellfire and Damnation III by Connie Corcoran Wilson
- The Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lilian Jackson Braun
- Animal by Nikki Rae
- And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
- The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- The Princess in His Bed by Lila DiPasqua
- 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories by Martin H. Greenberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz and Robert H. Weinberg

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Betty and Howard's Excellent Adventure by J. J. DiBenedetto
Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels With God by Deanna Nowadnick
- Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Second Chance Grill by Christine Nolfi 
The Sight by David Clement-Davies
Dream Student by J. J. DiBenedetto
An Epiphany Gift For Robin: A Short Medieval Christmas Story by Joyce DiPastena
The Search For the Stone of Excalibur by Fiona Ingram
Papa Was a Gypsy: A Short Story by Shannon Celebi
- I:32 P. M.: A Short Story by Shannon Celebi
Eleven Winters in Purgatory: A Short Story by Shannon Celebi
The White Knight, the Lost Kingdom and the Sea Princess by Judy Carlson
A Keiki Mystery: Warrior Dog by Emily Kimelman
- Saint Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters
- Hidden Poppies by M. L. Doyle
- The Lady and the Minstrel by Joyce DiPastena
- Grey by Christi J. Whitney
- Death Wish by Megan Tayte
- A Snake in Paradise by Eden Baylee
- Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery
- The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor by M. K. Theodoratus
- The Cat Who Lived High by Lilian Jackson Braun
- Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn
- The Jack of Souls by Stephen C. Merlino
Half Moon Girls by Corinne O'Flynn
- Never Again by Julie C. Gilbert
- The Swan Thieves: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova
- Blood Mission by Joni Parker
- The Shell Keeper by Christine Nolfi
- Water so Deep by Nichole Giles
Tangled Omens by Joni Parker
ItGirl4Life: How to Bring Out Your Special Something and so Much More by Tamara Branch
- Night Carnival by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- Jezebel: A Horror Thriller Novel by Gordon A. Kessler
- Growl by Ashley Fontainne
- The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lilian Jackson Braun
- The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare by Lilian Jackson Braun
Forever and Always: A Romantic Short Story by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Strings by B. A. Spicer
Peaches in the Attic: A Rather Disturbing Tale by B. A. Spicer
Angels: A Metaphysical Horror Story by B. A. Spicer
The Gladiator's Girl by Amy Hearst

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading year for me. Here's a further breakdown:

Books Read: 39
Pages Read: 8,294
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2015! I hope that you all had an equally good reading year; if not a little better. :) See you all next year! :)

May you read well and often

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