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message 1: by Ellen (last edited Dec 31, 2010 02:22PM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Ellen's A to Z Title Challenge 2010
A: American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld 13 Feb
B: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie 4 Mar and Blood Vines by Erica Spindler 5 Mar
C: Coraline-Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman 20 Jan by A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 2 Feb and The Color Purple by Alice Walker 14 Feb Chambers of Death by Priscilla Royal 20 Feb
D: The Devil's Advocate by Morris West 16 Jan Diamond SolitairePeter Lovesey 21 Jan and Dancing with the Virgins: A Constable Ben Cooper Novel by Stephen Booth 25 Jan and Death and the Chapman by Kate Sedley 24 Feb and Dog on It by Spencer Quinn10 Mar
E: Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman 10 Feb and Eloquent Silence by Sandra Brown
F: Find Me by Carol O'ConnellFortune by Erica Spindler 4 Jan Forbidden FruitErica Spindler Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb
G: Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips 20 Apr
H: Hell Gate by Linda Fairstein 16 Mar
I: Irish Lace by Andrew M. Greeley 30 Jan
J: Jefferson's Great Gamble: The Remarkable Story of Jefferson, Napoleon and the Men Behind the Louisiana Purchase by Charles A. Cerami 18 Feb
K: Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson 1 Jan
L: The Lambs of London: A Novel by Peter Ackroyd 8 Jan The Lost by J.D. Robb 10 Feb The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly 8 Mar The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer 17 Mar
M: Mortal Friends: A NovelJane Stanton Hitchcock 22 Jan book:Murder on Ice|1150161] by Alina Adams 31 Jan
N: Neuromancer by William Gibson 7 Feb
O: Our Lady of Immaculate Deception by Nancy Martin 22 Dec
P: The Paris Vendetta: A Novel by Steve Berry 13 Jan and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 17 Feb
Q: Quieter Than Sleep: A Modern Mystery of Emily Dickinson by Joanne Dobson 10 Dec
R: Revenant by Carolyn Haines 20 Sep
S: Shocking Pink by Erica Spindler 11 Jan and The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon 6 Feb and Silk by Alessandro Baricco 16 Feb and Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris
T: True Blue by David BaldacciTrue Stories of Law & Order: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show by Kevin Dwyer Two for the Dough by Janet EvanovichThereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn
U: Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson 18 Jan
V: A Vein of Deceit by Susanna Gregory 25 Feb
W: We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg 7 Jan Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names That History Left Behind by Harry Campbell 15 Jan Worst Case by James Patterson 7 Mar
X: The Xibalba Murders: An Archeological Mystery by Lyn Hamilton 22 Feb
Y: You Can't Hide by Karen Rose 11 Dec
Z: The Zero Hour: A Novel by Joseph Finder 31 Dec


message 2: by Ellen (last edited Dec 31, 2010 02:19PM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Ellen's A to Z Author Last Name Challenge 2010
A: The Lambs of London: A Novel by Peter Ackroyd
B: True Blue by David Baldacci 6 Jan, We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg 7 Jan and The Paris Vendetta: A Novel by Steve Berry 13 Jan and Dancing with the Virgins: A Constable Ben Cooper Novel by Stephen Booth 25 Jan and Eloquent Silence by Sandra Brown 12 Feb and Silk by Alessandro Baricco 16 Feb
C: Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names That History Left Behind by Harry Campbell 15 Jan and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 16 Feb and Jefferson's Great Gamble: The Remarkable Story of Jefferson, Napoleon and the Men Behind the Louisiana Purchase by Charles A. Cerami 18 Feb and The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly 8 Mar
D: True Stories of Law & Order: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show by Kevin Dwyer 7 Jan and Better Off Wed: An Annabelle Archer Mystery by Laura Durham 18 Jan
and Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson 19 Jan and Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie 4 Mar
E: Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich 11 Jan
F: Hell Gate by Linda Fairstein 16 Mar
G: Coraline-Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman 20 Jan and Irish Lace by Andrew M. Greeley 30 Jan and Neuromancer by William Gibson 7 Feb and A Vein of Deceit by Susanna Gregory 25 Feb
H: Mortal Friends: A Novel by Jane Stanton Hitchcock 22 Jan and The Xibalba Murders: An Archeological Mystery by Lyn Hamilton 22 Feb and Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris 11 Mar
I: As Husbands Go by Susan Isaacs 13 Aug
J: Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson 1 June
K: Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman 10 Feb
L: Diamond Solitaire by Peter Lovesey 21 Jan
M: The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon 6 Feb
N: Belshazzar's Daughter: A Novel of Istanbul by Barbara Nadel 13 Dec
O: Find Me by Carol O'Connell 2 Jan
P: Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson 1 Jan and Worst Case by James Patterson 7 Mar The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer 17 Mar
Q: Dog on It by Spencer Quinn10 Mar
R: The Lost by J.D. Robb 10 Feb and Chambers of Death by Priscilla Royal 20 Feb and Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb 3 Mar
S: Fortune 4 Jan & Shocking Pink 11 Jan by Erica Spindler and American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld 13 Feb and Death and the Chapman by Kate Sedley 24 Feb
T: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 2 Feb
U: Fragile by Lisa Unger 12 Sep
V: Candide by Voltaire 7 May
W: The Devil's Advocate by Morris West 16 Jan and The Color Purple by Alice Walker Feb14 and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 17 Feb
X: Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran 23 Dec
Y: Dead in the Morning by Margaret Yorke 14 Dec
Z:Second Death: A Novel by Michael Zuroy 30 Dec


message 3: by Ellen (last edited Dec 31, 2010 02:57PM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Ellen's 20 Books for 2010 from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die 2010 List The List (2006)
1. The Lambs of London: A Novel by Peter Ackroyd -- 2006
2. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 2 Feb
3. Neuromancer by William Gibson 7 Feb
4. The Color Purple by Alice Walker 14 Feb
5. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 15 Feb
6. Silk by Alessandro Baricco 16 Feb
7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 17 Feb
8. Candide by Voltaire 7 May
9. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho 7 Jun
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message 4: by Ellen (last edited Nov 18, 2010 09:43AM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments 200 Books in 2010
January 2010
1st Books of the New Year
Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson
Find Me by Carol O'Connell
Fortune by Erica Spindler
True Blue by David Baldacci
We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg
True Stories of Law & Order: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show by Kevin Dwyer
The Lambs of London: A Novel by Peter Ackroyd
Shocking Pink by Erica Spindler
Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
The Paris Vendetta: A Novel by Steve Berry
Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names That History Left Behind by Harry Campbell
The Devil's Advocate by Morris West
Better Off Wed: An Annabelle Archer Mystery by Laura Durham
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
Coraline-Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman
Diamond Solitaire by Peter Lovesey 21 Jan
Mortal Friends: A Novel by Jane Stanton Hitchcock 22 Jan
Dancing with the Virgins: A Constable Ben Cooper Novel by Stephen Booth 25 Jan
Irish Lace by Andrew M. Greeley 30 Jan
Murder on Ice by Alina Adams 31 Jan
February 2010
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 2 Feb
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon 6 Feb
Neuromancer by William Gibson 7 Feb
Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman 10 Feb
The Lost by J.D. Robb 10 Feb
Eloquent Silence by Sandra Brown 12 Feb
American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld 13 Feb
The Color Purple by Alice Walker 14 Feb
Alice's Adventures in Wonderlandby Lewis Carroll 15 Feb
Silk by Alessandro Baricco 16 Feb
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 17 Feb
Jefferson's Great Gamble: The Remarkable Story of Jefferson, Napoleon and the Men Behind the Louisiana Purchase by Charles A. Cerami 18 Feb
Chambers of Death by Priscilla Royal 20 Feb
And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander 20 Feb
The Xibalba Murders: An Archeological Mystery by Lyn Hamilton 22 Feb
Death and the Chapman by Kate Sedley 24 Feb
A Vein of Deceit by Susanna Gregory 25 Feb





message 6: by Ellen (last edited Jan 09, 2012 07:44PM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Chunkster Reading Challenge
Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters (450 adult fiction or non-fiction -- 525 LP) OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.
1. Shocking Pink by Erica Spindler 497pages
2. Fortune by Erica Spindler 560 pages
3. American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld 555 pages
4. A Vein of Deceit by Susanna Gregory 24 Feb 480 pages
5. Forbidden Fruit by Erica Spindler 1 Mar 512 Pages
6. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly 8 Mar 508 pages
7. Dark Eye by William Bernhardt 24 May 469 Pages
8. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson 4 Jun 503 Pages
9. Silent Scream by Karen Rose 3 Jul 589 pages
10. The Glass of Time by Michael Cox 23 Jul 586 pages
11. The Camel Club by David Baldacci 25 Jul 593 pages
12. You Can't Hide by Karen Rose 11 Dec 497 pages


message 7: by Kathy (new)

Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Ellen R-S (MO) wrote: "Chunkster Reading Challenge
Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters (450 adult fiction or non-fiction..."


I like this idea! I definitely have to think about this one! Thanks for the idea! :)


message 8: by Ellen (last edited Feb 11, 2010 06:53AM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Decade Countdown Challenge
I saw this on Misty's challenge and Afsana's challenge.

To read books published in the corresponding year- The amount to be the same as the last 2 numbers of the year

here are the rules as stated on countdown challenge

1.The goal of this challenge is to read the number of books first published in a given year that corresponds to the last digit of each year in the 2000s — 10 books from 2010, 9 books from 2009, 8 books from 2008, etc. The total number of books required, therefore, is 55.
2.This challenge lasts from 9/9/09 through 10/10/10.
3.Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and your lists may change at any time.


message 9: by Ellen (last edited Nov 18, 2010 09:45AM) (new)


message 10: by Ellen (last edited Jun 30, 2010 04:27PM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments 200 Books in 2010
May 2010
The Death of an Irish Politician by Bartholomew Gill 1 May
Savvy by Ingrid Law 2 May
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker 2 May
The Girl On Legare Streetby Karen White 5 May
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine 6 May
The Giver by Lois Lowry 7 May
Candide by Voltaire 7 May
The Trouble With Magic by Madelyn Alt 10 May
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 11 May
A Charmed Death by Madelyn Alt 12 May
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman 15 May
A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin 18 May
New York Dead by Stuart Woods 19 May
The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker 21 May
Goodnight, Irene by Jan Burke 22 May
Dark Eye by William Bernhardt 24 May
Fired Up by Fired Up 26 May
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 27 May
Three To Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich 28 May
The Butter Did It: A Gastronomic Tale of Love and Murder by Phyllis C. Richman 29 May
June 2010
Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson 1 Jun
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson 4 Jun
Night Moves by Heather Graham 5 Jun
City of Fear by David Hewson Jun 7
Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho 7 Jun
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley 8 Jun
The Dewey Deception: The First Adventure from the Biblio Files by Ralph Raab 9 Jun
The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly 11 Jun
The Burying Place by Brian Freeman 12 Jun
Not a Blessed Thing: A Sister Mary Teresa Mystery by Monica Quill 13 Jun
See Jane Die by Erica Spindler 14 Jun
Killer Takes All by Erica Spindler 15 Jun
Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath 17 Jun
Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated With Our Greatest President by Edward Steers Jr. 21 Jun
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen 22 Jun
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie 23 Jun
What Angels Fear: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery by C.S. Harris 23 Jun
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris 24 Jun
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton 25 Jun
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 30 Jun




message 16: by Ellen (last edited Dec 24, 2011 09:16AM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Chunkster Reading Challenge
Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters (450 adult fiction or non-fiction -- 525 LP) OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.
1. Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag 566 pages 13 Jan
2. Dust to Dust by Tami Hoag 512 pages 24 Jan
3. I Can See You by Karen Rose 480 pages 1 Feb
4. Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson 461 pages 4 Apr
5. The Wine of Angels by Phil Rickman 630 pages 31 Oct
6. Lake of Sorrows by Erin Hart 512 pages 26 Aug
7. Chosen To Die by Lisa Jackson 484 pages 21 Jul
8. Born To Die by Lisa Jackson 483 pages 25 Jun
9. I Can See You by Karen Rose 480 pages 1 Feb
10. Running Scared by Lisa Jackson 480 pages 14 Jun
11. Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson 471 pages 20 Apr
12. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 507 pages 22 Jun
13. You Belong to Me by Karen Rose 494 pages 7 Dec


message 17: by Ellen (last edited Dec 03, 2011 03:28PM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Ellen's 20 Books for 2011 from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die 2006, 2008, 2010 List The List
1. The Royal Game and Other Stories by Stefan Zweig includes "The Royal Game" ("Chess") and "Amok" both on 2010 list
2. The Awakening by Kate Chopin 28 Jan
3. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho 6 Feb
4. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain 21 Feb
5. The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 28 Feb
6. The Left-Handed Woman by Peter Handke 7 Mar
7. The Wonderful O by James Thurber 14 Mar
8. The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan 22 Mar
9. The Newton Letter by John Banville 5 Apr
10. The Thirteen Clocks by James ThurberJames Thurber 15 May
11. Aesop's Fables A New Revised Version From Original Sources by Aesop 19 May
12. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 22 Jun
13. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 21 Jun
14. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 19 Jul


message 19: by Ellen (last edited Jan 09, 2012 07:41PM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Ellen's BBC Challenge -- 10 from the BBC List in 2012


message 20: by Ellen (last edited Sep 02, 2012 04:03PM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Read around the USA 2011

Alabama: The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig AlbertSusan Wittig Albert 16 Dec
Alaska A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow 18 Dec
Arizona Compulsion by Jennifer Chase 5 Nov
Arkansas: Strangled Prose by Joan E. Hess 14 Dec
California: Spider Web by Earlene Fowler 23 May
Colorado: Crunch Time by Diane Mott DavidsonDiane Mott Davidson 20 Apr
Connecticut: A Skeleton in the Closet by Judith K. Ivie 19 Dec
Delaware: Are You Scared Yet? by Hunter Morgan 20 Dec
District of Columbia: The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer 27 Feb
Florida The Vision by Heather Graham 27 Nov
Georgia: Waking Nightmare by Kylie Brant 6 Oct
Hawaii: Night on Fire by Douglas Corleone 22 Dec
Idaho: Killer View by Ridley Pearson 23 Dec
Illinois: And Then There Was Nun by Monica Quill Chicago Area 5 Feb
Indiana: On This Rockne by Ralph McInerny 9 Dec
Iowa: The Day The Music Died by Ed Gorman 24 Dec
Kansas: Deadly Descent by Charlotte Hinger 13 Dec
Kentucky: The Baby Farm by Karen Harper 17 Dec
Louisiana: Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson 4 Apr
Maine Shadows of a Down East Summer by Lea Wait 24 Aug
Maryland: Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman 11 Mar
Massachusetts: Love You More by Lisa Gardner 24 Mar
Michigan: The Rosary Murders by William X. Kienzle Detroit 18 Feb
Minnesota: I Can See You by Karen Rose Minneapolis 1 Feb
Mississippi: Sweet and Deadly by Charlaine Harris 10 Dec
Missouri: A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield 25 Dec
Montana: Chosen To Die by Lisa Jackson 21 Jul
Nebraska: Hotwire by Alex Kava 16 Aug
Nevada: Skin by Ted Dekker 11 Dec
New Hampshire: Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett 12 Dec
New Jersey: Bury the Lead by David Rosenfelt 3 Dec
New Mexico: The Replacement Child: A Mystery by Christine Barber 9 Mar
New York: Tick Tock by James Patterson NY, NY 17 Feb
North Carolina: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen 22 Apr
North Dakota
Ohio: Fall from Pride by Karen Harper 2 Dec
Oklahoma: Primary Justice by William Bernhardt 5 Dec
Oregon: The Night Season (Gretchen Lowell, #4) by Chelsea Cain 6 Apr
Pennsylvania: Save Me by Lisa Scottoline 21 Feb
Rhode Island: Murder by Yew by Suzanne Young 26 Dec
South Carolina: The Color of Light by Karen White 12 Apr
South Dakota: No Mercy by Lori G. Armstrong 11 Feb
Tennessee: Waking Evil by Kylie BrantKylie Brant 8 Oct
Texas: New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb 24 Sep
Utah: The Commission by Michael Norman 28 Dec
Vermont: A Murderous Glaze by Melissa Glazer 11 Dec
Virginia: The Sixth Man by David Baldacci 12 May
Washington: The Alpine Vengeance by Mary Daheim 27 Apr
West Virginia
Wisconsin:
Wyoming


message 21: by Ellen (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments 250 Books in 2011
January 2011
The Night Killer by Beverly Connor 2 Jan
Blood Of The Prodigal: Ohio Amish Mystery by P.L. Gaus 2 Jan
One Grave Less: A Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation by Beverly Connor 3 Jan
Let Us Prey by Monica Quill 4 Jan
The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrease 6 Jan
In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz 8 Jan
Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain 9 Jan
The Burning Man by Phillip Margolin 10 Jan
Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag 13 Jan
Virals by Kathy Reichs 14 Jan
Valley of Dry Bones by Priscilla Royal 16 Jan
The Royal Game and Other Stories by Stefan Zweig 17 Jan
Whispers of the Dead by Simon Beckett 19 Jan
The Vows of Silence by Susan Hill 21 Jan
Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson 22 Jan
Dust to Dust by Tami Hoag 24 Jan
Vivaldi's Virgins by Barbara Quick 27 Jan
Chasing the Night by Iris Johansen 27 Jan
The Awakening by Kate Chopin 28 Jan
Edge by Jeffery Deaver 31 Jan
February 2011
I Can See You by Karen Rose 1 Feb
Something Wicked by E.X. Ferrars 4 Feb
And Then There Was Nun by Monica Quill 5 Feb
The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho 7 Feb
Blood on the Tongue: A Crime Novel by Stephen Booth 10 Feb
No Mercy by Lori G. Armstrong 11 Feb
The Holy Thief by William Ryan 13 Feb
Death and the Crossed Wires by Linda Berry 16 Feb
Tick Tock by James Patterson 17 Feb
The Rosary Murders by William X. Kienzle 18 Feb
The Mercy Seller by Brenda Rickman Vantrease 20 Feb
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain 21 Feb
Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb 25 Feb
The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer 27 Feb
The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 28 Feb




message 25: by Ellen (last edited Nov 15, 2012 01:41PM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Read around the USA 2012

Alabama: Relics by Mary Anna Evans 20 Feb
Alaska: Touching the Clouds by Bonnie Leon 11 Nov
Arizona: Darkness on the Edge of Town by J. Carson Black 25 Feb
Arkansas: Shakespeare's Counselor by Charlaine Harris 28 Apr
California: Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag 3 Jan
Colorado: Line of Fire by Line of Fire 9 Aug
Connecticut: Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay 23 Sep
Delaware: Unspoken Fear by Hunter Morgan 16 May
District of Columbia: Capitol Murder: A Novel of Suspense by Phillip Margolin 7 April
Florida: Last to Die: A Novel by James Grippando 17 Jan
Georgia: Absolute Liability by Jennifer Becton 15 Jan
Hawaii: Blood Orchids by Toby Neal 12 Nov
Idaho: Killer Summer by Ridley Pearson 14 Nov
Illinois: Presumed Dead by Hugh Holton 16 Jul
Indiana: Murder in Burnt Orange: A Hilda Johansson Mystery by Jeanne M. Dams 18 Mar
Iowa: Eleven Days by Donald Harstad 18 Jul
Kansas: In The Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl 21 Mar
Kentucky: Death of a Winter Shaker by Deborah Woodworth 7 Jan
Louisiana: The Axeman's Jazz by Julie Smith 5 Jul
Maine: Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier 8 Mar
Maryland: And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman 15 Sep
Massachusetts: See Jane Run by Joy Fielding 5 Apr
Michigan: Death Wears a Red Hat by William X. Kienzle 27 Apr
Minnesota: Rules of Prey by John Sandford 9 Jan
Mississippi: Effigies by Mary Anna Evans 12 Mar
Missouri: Dying in Style by Elaine Viets 24 Jan
Montana: Left To Die by Lisa Jackson 19 May
Nebraska: Generals' Row by Margie Smoak 18 Oct
Nevada: The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry 30 Sep
New Hampshire: Cold Ridge by Carla Neggers 9 Jul
New Jersey: Sudden Death by David Rosenfelt 22 Jan
New Mexico: Angel Fire by Lisa Unger 7 Mar
New York: Sacred Evil by Heather Graham 1 Jan
North Carolina: Haven by Kay Hooper 31 Jul
North Dakota: Dakota Born by Debbie Macomber 16 Oct
Ohio: Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta 22 Mar
Oklahoma: Blind Justice: A Novel of Suspense by William Bernhardt 12 Jan
Oregon: Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain 15 Aug
Pennsylvania: Comes the Dark by Michael Prescott 24 Apr
Rhode Island: Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva 6 Jun
South Carolina: The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White 27 Feb
South Dakota: Blood Ties: Book One in the PI Julie Collins series by Lori G. Armstrong 10 Jul
Tennessee: Flesh and Bone by Jefferson Bass 18 Apr
Texas: All the Wrong Moves by Merline Lovelace 16 Mar
Utah: The Ghost Rock Cafe by Chinle Miller 30 Aug
Vermont: O' Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor 11 May
Virginia: Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani 28 May
Washington: The Alpine Winter by Mary Daheim 6 Jan
West Virginia: All Fall Down by Carlene Thompson 4 Jan
Wisconsin: The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver 10 Jan
Wyoming: Tensleep by Sarah Andrews 1 Sep


message 26: by Ellen (last edited May 04, 2012 07:31AM) (new)


message 27: by Ellen (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Ellen's 20 Books for 2012 from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die 2010, 2008, 2006 List


message 28: by Ellen (last edited Oct 05, 2012 03:44PM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Chunkster Reading Challenge
Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters (450 adult fiction or non-fiction -- 525 LP) OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings. 2012
Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell 512 pages 14 Mar
Left To Die by Lisa Jackson 496 Pages 19 May
Don't Tell by Karen Rose 550 2 Oct


message 29: by Ellen (last edited Jun 11, 2013 09:52AM) (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 38 comments Read around the USA 2012
Alabama: After Dark by Beverly Barton 15 Apr
Alaska: Wings of Promise by Bonnie Leon 11 May
Arizona: Dark Side of the Moon by J. Carson Black 18 May
Arkansas: Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess 6 May
California: Homicide In Hardcover by Kate Carlisle 12 Jan
Colorado:
Connecticut: Chain of Evidence by Ridley Pearson 14 May
Delaware: She'll Never Tell by Hunter Morgan 27 Mar
District of Columbia: Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson 15 Feb
Florida: The Forgotten by David Baldacci 7 Mar
Georgia: The Night Before by Lisa Jackson 5 Apr
Hawaii:
Idaho: Heat by Stuart Woods 10 Jun
Illinois: The Unspoken by Heather Graham 17 May
Indiana: Original Sin by Brandt Dodson 9 May
Iowa: Known Dead: A Novel by Donald Harstad 12 May
Kansas: Lethal Lineage by Charlotte Hinger 24 May
Kentucky: Deadly Shaker Spring by Deborah Woodworth 7 May
Louisiana: Floodgates by Mary Anna Evans 15 Jan
Maine: Mind Over Murder by Allison Kingsley 9 Jan
Maryland: Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman 7 Jun
Massachusetts: The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell 19 Jan
Michigan: Mind Over Murder by William X. Kienzle 6 Jan
Minnesota: Eyes Of Prey by John Sandford 3 Mar
Mississippi: Dark Of The Moon by P.J. Parrish 31 May
Missouri: Every Last Secret: A Mystery by Linda Rodriguez 13 Jan
Montana: Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson 8 Jun
Nebraska: One False Move by Alex Kava 31 March
Nevada: The Other Side of Silence by Bill Pronzini 20 May
New Hampshire: Live Free or Die by Jessie Crockett 19 May
New Jersey: Play Dead by David Rosenfelt 23 May
New Mexico:
New York: The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane 26 Feb
North Carolina: The Last Victim by Karen Robards 10 Jan
North Dakota: The Round House by Louise Erdrich 6 Mar
Ohio: Blunt Impact by Lisa Black 5 Apr
Oklahoma: Deadly Justice by William Bernhardt 5 Jun
Oregon:
Pennsylvania: Blood Stained by C.J. Lyons 10 Apr
Rhode Island: Cliff Walk: A Liam Mulligan Novel by Bruce DeSilva 21 May
South Carolina: Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs 28 Mar
South Dakota: Merciless by Lori G. Armstrong 23 Mar
Tennessee: All The Pretty Girls by J.T. Ellison 25 Mar
Texas: Fax Me a Bagel by Sharon Kahn 28 May
Utah: City of Saints: A Mystery by Andrew Hunt 21 Apr
Vermont: Borderlines by Archer Mayor 29 Mar
Virginia: The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall 8 May
Washington: Watch Them Die by Kevin O'Brien 10 May
West Virginia: In the Event of My Death by Carlene Thompson 13 Apr
Wisconsin: Dead Center by David Rosenfelt 4 Apr
Wyoming: Open Season by C.J. Box 6 Apr


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