Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Auntie Nettie Reads A Lot 2015 - 2nd Quarter

I made a concerted effort to pick up more books this quarter. Though the looks at the local library when I went in to pick up my interlibrary loans "holds" were a tad judgey (look, just because I'm picking up 10-20 books at a TIME...), I did made some progress on my "to be read list" -- at least this month. Once June turned the corner, with Festival ...All bets were off.  
The usual caveat applies: If you are just finding the blog, please note that this list was maintained mainly so that I could remember what I've (or NOT) read this year. The record does not fully represent me or all of my interests, so don't judge my reading habits. My interests change quite frequently. Also, as a general rule, I don't do book recommendations or link to major retailers or publishers. Except for the ARCs listed below [thanks major publishers!], most of these books came from MY library (now noted) or a public library.  Go forth and READ! 

April through June 
The Cookbook Collector: A Novel by Allegra Goodman (reread) 
The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting by Clara Parkes (didn't finish) 
Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray 
The Collector by Nora Roberts 
Northern Lights by Nora Roberts 
Love by the Book: A Novel by Melissa Pimentel 
First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett 
Light of the Moon: A Novel by Luanne Rice (reread) 
The Book Mobile: A Novel by David Whitehouse 
Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick 
The Week Before the Wedding: A Novel by Beth Kendrick 
A Pinch of Ooh La La: A Novel by Renee Swindle 
The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners: A Novel by Luanne Rice 
The Ashford Affair: A Novel by Lauren Willig 
Winter Street: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand (didn't finish) 
The Lodger: A Novel by Louisa Treger (didn't finish) 
How to be a Heroine, Or What I've Learned from Reading Too Much: A Memoir by Samantha Ellis 
Impulse & Initiative: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Abigail Reynolds 
A Murder of Magpies: A Novel by Judith Flanders 
A Scent of Triumph: A Novel of Perfume and Passion by Jan Moran 
Kitchen Chinese: A Novel About Food, Family, and Finding Yourself by Ann Mah 
Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lesson in Food and Love From a Year in Paris by Ann Mah 
Not My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming 
Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own by Kate Bolick (didn't finish) 
Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness by Sasha Martin 
My Mad Russian: Three Tales by Steven Key Meyers (didn't finish) {1st tale read, was about Caramoor and the founders, HIGHLY Hopefully fictionalized) 
Pemberley by the Sea by Abigail Reynolds 
Sister of Shiloh: A Novel by Kathy & Becky Hepinstall 
Amherst: A Novel by William Nicholson (didn't finish) 
I Heart New York: A Novel by Lindsey Kelk 
Mrs. Grant & Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini (didn't finish) 
The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer 
This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson 
The Dead Beat: Lost Souls Lucky Stiff and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries by Marilyn Johnson 
Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir by Michael White 
The Royal We: A Novel by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan 
Behind the Scenes: A Memoir by Judi Dench 
Oh! You Pretty Things: A Novel by Shanna Mahin (didn't finish) 
Love and Miss Communication: A Novel by Elyssa Friedland 
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid (didn't finish) 
Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-town Obituary Writer by Heather Lende
A book or two I forgot to write down 
The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery

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