Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Month with the RITA Noms.

Wow, I haven't even touched this blog in weeks. I am such a slacker.
I have had a semi-busy month reading though. I managed to stick to my plan to read as many RITA nominees as I could. A few of them I started but couldn't get into so I won't even list them here.
These are the ones I finished.

1. Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas. I had heard the raves about this book, but had put off reading it because I hate it when books don't live up to the hype. This book really lives up to all the praise heaped upon it. I loved it. It sparked my interest in historicals again and that is a huge accomplishment.

2. Last Minute Proposal by Jessica Hart. A sweet, quick read. I am not sure it will be in my brain for months to come, or if it is a keeper, but it was enjoyable.

3. Out of Time by Samantha Graves. Some good romance and adventure. Would have liked a little more paranormal in the story, but it still felt well balanced. I want to read the first book in the series and I will be looking for more books by her in the future.

4. Twin Targets by Jessica Andersen. I have to admit, I have never enjoyed any of the Harlequin Intrigue books that I have read. This one was no different. I don't know if it is the "intrigue" part or what. I finished it, but I skimmed a big portion of the end. I really wanted to like it because the first chapter was wonderful, it just didn't hold my attention.

5. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter. How much of a drama queen does it make me to state that I am totally in love with this book and would marry it if it were legal to do so??? This is my first Showalter book, and I swear to God I am on the verge of becoming a fan girl. Sigh.

6. Moonstruck by Susan Grant. Everything I said about the Showalter book applies to this book as well. I am so glad I have three more Susan Grant books on my TBR pile.

7. Penance by Sharon Sala (Short story from the Aftershock anthology) Would have been a cute story except the heroine was a little whiny for my taste. She had good reason to be I suppose, but it still annoyed me.

8. Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson. I like Gibson's books a lot and this one was no different. I skimmed a bit, only when they were talking about football, but on a whole it is a very good read.

I might read a few more before the RITA awards are announced, but for now I want to go back to the paranormal worlds of Grant and Showalter. *fan girl squees*

1 comment:

  1. The characters in Private Arrangements drove me a bit crazy - but the book was so amazingly well-written that I got swept up in.

    I need to pick up the Grant. I buy all her books, but that one slipped my mind. I'm not a big scifi/romance reader, but I do enjoy her stories.