Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 book challenges

It's the time of year again to announce my TBR picks for next year and my other book challenges this year. Tomorrow I'll post my January non-challenge books reads.

To Be Read (TBR) top picks:
#1 All the Pretty Girls by JT Ellison
#2 The Reincarnationist by MJ Rose
#3 Taken by Chris Jordan
#4 Monkeewrench by PJ Tracy
#5 Takeover by Lisa Black
#6 Dead Connection by Alafair Burke
#7 Bobby Faye's Very Bad Day by Toni McGee Causey
#8 Tempting the Beast by Lora Leigh
#9 One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake
#10 Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
#11 She'll Never Tell by Hunter Morgan
#12 Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews

TBR Alternates
#1 Murder Uncorked by Michele Scott
#2 Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
#3 Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
#4 Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd
#5 A Cutthroat Business by Bente Gallagher
#6 The Pretender by Celeste Bradley
#7 You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister
#8 Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
#9 Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
#10 Causing Havoc by Lori Foster
#11 Delicious by Susan Mallery
#12 The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

TBR Lite
#1 Death List by Paul Johnston
#2 One Last Breath by Laura Griffin
#3 Slave to Surrender by Nalini Singh
#4 The Perfect Temptation by Leslie Lafoy
#5 A Man of His Word by Kathleen Fuller
#6 Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie

Beth Fish Reading Challenge
 #1.  "House"--Farm Fresh Murder by Paige Shelton (farm house)
 #2.   "Something in the sky"--Sweet Tea at Sunrise by Sheryl Woods
#3.   "Creepy crawler"--Spider's Web by Margaret Coel
#4.   "Something found in pocketbook"--Lucky Charm by Carly Phillips
#5.  "Topographical feature"--Amber Beach by Elizabeth Lowell
#6.  "Something found on a calender"--5 Days in Summer by Kate Pepper

Mystery Readers Cafe Reading Challenge
#1.   "First" book in series from new to you author: Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry
#2     "Food"--Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman
#3     "Blue Cover"--The Crack in the Lens by Steve Hockensmith
#4      "Gem"--The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Paton Walsh
#5       "R" last name--The Complaints by Ian Rankin

Extra : Use Last letter in first name for title: "N"--Now May You Weep by Deborah Crombie

Over the Porch Swing Reading Challenge 
#1       "Bird"--Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews
#2       "Yellow Cover"--The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams
#3       "Foreign Locale"--Blood Men by Paul Cleave (New Zealand)
#4       "Weather"--Storm Prey by John Sandford
#5        "Size"--Big City, Bad Blood by Sean Chercover

Extra: Use all letters to spell out names in titles:
             K--A Killer Crop by Sheila Connolly
             R--Ruthless by Anne Stuart
             I--In Plain Sight by CJ Box
             S--Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell
             T--A Templar's Code by C.M. Palov
             E--Eve by Iris Johansen
             N--Nobody's Darling by Teresa Medeiros

Romance Book Club Book Challenge
#1. Medieval--My Lady's Heart by Laura Kinsale
#2. At Sea--Scandalous Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt
#3. Regency--To Pleasure A Lady by Nicole Jordan
#4.  Frontier (American wild west, Canadian or Australian)--When My Heart Calls by Janette Oke (Canadian)
#5. Futuristic--Midnight Crystal by Jayne Castle

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