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May 2011 Books

I read 11 books this month. That's more than I've read in a long time. It's so easy to read on the Kindle. I carry it with me everywhere and read whenever I have a few minutes...

My list:
1) Sheltering Hearts - Robyn Carr (paperback)
2) A Turn in the Road - Debbie Macomber (Kindle)
3) Baby Bonanza - Maurieen Child (Kindle)
4) Eve - Iris Johansen (hardback)
5) Chasing The Night - Iris Johansen (hardback)
6) SEALed with a Kiss - Mary Daughtridge (Kindle)
7) Stuck in the Middle - Virginia Smith (Kindle)
8) Between a Heart & a Rock Place - Pat Benatar (hardback)
9) Age Before Beauty - Virginia Smith (Kindle)
10) Third Time's a Charm - Virginia Smith (Kindle)
11) Night Road - Kristin Hannah (Kindle)

Carr, Macomber, Johansen and Hannah are some of my favorite authors. I should have read Chasing the Night before Eve, as these are Johansen's Eve Duncan books that I read out of order, but it didn't hurt either story. Night Road is one of Hannah's finest books, but it is a tough read emotionally. It's about teenage boy/girl twins and their friend who suffer through a tragedy that changes them forever. Powerful reading, and made me want to hug my kids tight! I enjoyed the Virginia Smith books too - they were a series about three sisters.

My first book for June was 10th Anniversary by James Patterson. My current read is New York Dead by Stuart Woods. I've never read any of his books, but was able to download this one fairly cheaply. I'm enjoying it so far, and may have found another author I really like. That could be expensive as he has written a LOT of books. I may have to hit up a used book store!


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