I try to read 40 books a year, and this target does help to motivate me to keep reading, otherwise I would quite easily keep writing sometimes. The only thing I am finding is I'm still not making time to read magazines, and I really must! Especially Writing Magazine, because I subscribe to it and another comes through the door before I've finished the month before.
Here they are, in alphabetical order, not in order read.
|A Perfect Proposal||Katie Fforde|
|A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse)||Charlaine Harris|
|All That Mullarkey||Sue Moorcroft|
|Becoming the Tycoon's Bride||Patricia Thayer|
|Cupcakes and Killer Heels (Mills & Boon RIVA)||Heidi Rice|
|Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)||Charlaine Harris|
|Diamonds and Pearls||Elaine Everest|
|Foods to Fight Cancer||Richard Beliveau|
|Getting the Point: A 10-step Guide to English Punctuation for Adults||Jenny Haddon|
|Good at Games||Jill Mansell|
|Her Not So Secret Diary (Riva)||Anne Oliver|
|Lessons in Love (Cambridge Fellows, #1)||Charlie Cochrane|
|Liar's Waltz||Becky Black|
|Love & Freedom||Sue Moorcroft|
|Mistletoe and the Lost Stiletto (Mills & Boon Cherish )||Liz Fielding|
|On Writing: A Memoir||Stephen King|
|Pride and Prejudice||Jane Austen|
|Run Rabbit Run||Barbara Mitchelhill|
|Sense and Sensibility||Jane Austen|
|Sex, Gossip and Rock & Roll (Mills & Boon RIVA)||Nicola Marsh|
|Starting Over||Sue Moorcroft|
|Storm's Heart||Rachel Lyndhurst|
|Surf, Sea and a Sexy Stranger (Mills & Boon Modern Heat)||Heidi Rice|
|Tempted by Trouble (Mills & Boon RIVA)||Liz Fielding|
|The Bride's Baby||Liz Fielding|
|The Craft of Writing Romance (Writers' Guides)||Jean Saunders|
|The Freelance Writer's Handbook: How to Make Money and Enjoy Your Life||Andrew Crofts|
|The Hating Game||Talli Roland|
|The Love of Her Life||Harriet Evans|
|The Lovely Bones||Alice Sebold|
|The Scarlet Kimono||Christina Courtenay|
|The Secret of Helena's Bay||Sally Quilford|
|The Wedding Date (Mills & Boon Riva)||Ally Blake|
|Want to Know a Secret?||Sue Moorcroft|
|Watching Willow Watts||Talli Roland|
|Wedding Bells for the Village Nurse (Medical Romance HB)||Abigail Gordon|
|Wild Justice (Beaumont Brides)||Liz Fielding|
|Wuthering Heights||Emily Brontë|
Mainly romance in there - as you can see. Some books on writing, and the odd classics.
I think my favourite book this year is Starting Over by Sue Moorcroft, which was the first book I read, back in January. I just can't stop thinking about Ratty ... Though, my next favourite is closely followed by Tempted By Trouble by Liz Fielding. I do love how Liz makes her pages sizzle and it's only a 'sweet' romance. Just goes to show you don't actually have to have sex on the page to have a sensual, sexy romantic read.
Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a happy New Year! Keep writing and reading!
(This was my 250th blog post! So what a great way to be my last blog post for 2011).
my 2011-read shelf: