Bookmark Break Book List 2012

This will be my Bookmark Break Book List 2012:

1. Danger in the Shadows (O'Malley Prequel)Danger in the Shadows by Dee Henderson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Overall I really liked this book. It is about a woman trying to handle her fear and how to deal with falling in love with someone when she doesn’t feel safe.

It took me about 2 weeks to get into the book but I read the second half in one night. I think the characters just drew me in and I just had to keep reading about them.

There were a few parts where I just didn’t feel like people would really act the way they did. But overall I found it a very likable book.

I read this book for a book club and anxious to hear what everyone else says about it.

2.Grave Secret (Harper Connelly, #4)Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Like other Charlene Harris books I really enjoyed this one. I like the mystery of it and I always try to figure out what happened before the end. I really hope she writes another Harper book.



Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back3. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an interesting book! I was able to read it pretty quickly. It was an interesting story about a little 3 year old boy that goes to heaven for a few minutes. I really felt like the author was sincere but there is a part of me that wonders if the little boy really was just have a dream while he was in surgery. Yes there were things he knew that he normally wouldn’t have known but I guess I am just not 100% convinced that the boy really did go to heaven. It was a sweet story to read and I really do hope it is true.


The Heart of Memory: A Novel4.The Heart of Memory: A Novel by Alison Strobel

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this book! I found the main character Savannah interesting. The journey she has to go through in the book drew me in and made me want to keep reading to find out what happened with her.

This is a strong Christian fiction book that I think most people would read Christian fiction would really enjoy.


5. Darkfever (Fever, #1)Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book! I loved Mac and loved reading it from her perspective. This book really kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved that it took place in Ireland and enjoyed reading about the pubs and places she went. I think this is a going to be a great series. I think I might just wonder what Mac is up to until I start reading the next book. I love it when characters draw me in like that.



6. Delirium (Delirium #1)Delirium by Lauren Oliver

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book! It was a unique story about a girl living in a United States very different from our own. They have decided that love is a dangerous disease and have discovered a “cure” for it. Lena is about 60 days away from when she will be cured and the book is all about her journey and how she deals with it all. I really liked Lena and some of the other characters. This world was really thought out by the author. I am excited to read more in this series.


7. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There were some parts to this book I really didn’t like but overall I did enjoy this book and read it rather quickly. It was a quick, fun read. The mystery was unique and I couldn’t figure it out until the main character did. Now I am curious what will happen next with her and her new man.



One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)

8. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book! It started off a little slow for me but by the end I was hooked. I can’t wait to find out what Stephanie will be up to in the next one. I love books where I enjoy the main character. Makes me want to keep reading about them.



9. Uglies (Uglies, #1)

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really liked this book! At first I wasn’t sure what to expect from it by the end I was really enjoying it. I am glad this is a series so I can find out what happens next. I really liked how the author describes the world they live in. Very creative!


Bloodfever (Fever, #2) 10. Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was the 2nd book in the series! I loved it. There were some parts where it got almost a little too creepy for me but I was still really into the book. Slowly Mac’s story is unfolding…but I still have a lot of questions. Excited to start book 3!



11.The Jeweled SpurThe Jeweled Spur by Gilbert Morris

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Well I started this series in 1999 and I really was enjoying it. This book took me forever to read. I am not sure what it was. I just didn’t really get into it much. I guess I didn’t think the story line was very real to me. The characters didn’t draw me in either. I did like the history in it.



12. The Guardian Duke: A Forgotten Castles NovelThe Guardian Duke: A Forgotten Castles Novel by Jamie Carie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. I just never know what I am going to get with Christian fiction but this was a good one. Plus a lot of it took place in Ireland which I LOVE!

The characters are likable and the story line was unique. Looking forward to the next book out this summer.


Intro to Army Life13. Intro to Army Life by Allison Mewes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really wish I had gotten this book when Ben first joined the Army. In fact if I ever hear about a friend about to become an Army spouse I am going to send a copy to her. This book is perfect because it tells you what you need to know without making it too complicated. She breaks down everything into basic chapters. This is great when you read it the first time and great to use as reference for later on. She has included a ton of resources that would be very important for an Army spouse to have. I really liked seeing the 10 resources for children especially. That information is so important. I also really liked the pictures of the uniform describing what everything means. This is going to be a great book to have for reference. I may have been an Army wife for 6.5 years now but there are still situations and parts of Army life I still don’t know about. So if you are new the Army or even if you are a seasoned spouse, this would be a great book to have on your bookshelf.


Faefever (Fever, #3)14. Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another amazing book! These books just keep getting better and better. Things are really getting crazy in Dublin and it is getting even more interesting to read about Mac, Barrons and the Fae. I can’t wait to read the next one!




The Secret15. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting book…I think there could be a lot of truth in what the people were saying in it. I am not totally sure though. I do believe that no harm can be done from thinking positively about things, especially your future.




Choosing to SEE16. Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been a fan of Steven Curtis Chapman for a very long time. I remember when I heard the news that their 5 year old daughter had died after being hit with a car. I have had this book on my list for a while but it took a while to start reading it. I knew it would be hard. My worst fear is losing one of my children so I knew it would be very hard to read about it happening to the Chapman family. I was glad she included much of her life story. I didn’t know she was going to talk about it but it was good to read. She was very honest and I liked that. At times I had to put the book down and cry, it was so sad. You can tell how hard this has been on their whole family.


17. Dreamfever (Fever, #4)Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think this is my favorite book of the Fever series so far! At least the 2nd half of it was. I need to stop everything and go start book 5!




18. Shadowfever (Fever, #5)Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What I love about this book is that although I was able to figure out some of the twists to the story, I never felt like they were super obvious or anything. I am not sure if this is the last book in the series or not but I would love to read more about Mac, Barrons and Dublin.




19. The 5 Love Languages of ChildrenThe 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a great book! Loved how it talks about each of the love languages with children in mind. Also gives some good ideas on how to figure out what your child’s love language is.



20. The Forgiven Duke: A Forgotten Castles NovelThe Forgiven Duke: A Forgotten Castles Novel by Jamie Carie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars





21.The Peach Keeper: A NovelThe Peach Keeper: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a great book! Not too long to read either. Loved the storyline and the way it was written was a little different but I enjoyed it. The basic theme of the book was friendship. Very sweet.




22. Search Engine Optimization For Dummies (For Dummies)Search Engine Optimization For Dummies by Peter Kent

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great book about SEO! I like the format and it will be an easy book to reference in the future.




23. Comanche Moon (Comanche, #1)Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to think when I heard about this book but I ended up loving it! I fell in love with the characters and find myself “missing” them now that I finished the book. This book is also a little suspenseful when it comes to their relationship and I liked that. You never really knew what would happen.




24. Moving is Murder (A Mom Zone Mystery, #1)Moving is Murder by Sara Rosett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ok…overall I enjoyed this book and the mystery. I did give it 3 stars and not 4 because there were a lot of details that were just frustrating for me. I also couldn’t totally understand doing the things she did with the baby with her. I guess I couldn’t really relate to being so involved with a case like that just after having a new baby. I felt Ellie just took too many risks for her role as a new mom. I think I would have enjoyed it more if she didn’t have children or had older children.

I enjoyed that she was an Air Force spouse and could relate to the Military life the main characters were apart of. I also enjoyed the friendship between Abby and Ellie.

Love the idea of living in those houses from the 20s and 30s.

I am not sure if I will read the other books in the series.


Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2)25. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nice book! I didn’t really enjoy the case she was on as much as I did the first one but loved all the Stephanie Plum stuff. Grandma really cracks me up too.




26. Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well…I finally read the book everyone has been talking about. After about the first 25% of it I still didn’t really like it. I didn’t like the characters at all. By the end I found I was enjoying the story although still not a big fan of the characters. I plan to read the next book but not in any rush to do so.

As for the nature of the book, that didn’t bother me. There were a lot of parts where I just had to roll my eyes at the book…;)

I didn’t think it was well written or anything and did notice some typos but the overall story could end up being really good which is why I will keep reading the series.


27. An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I couldn’t decide between 3 and 4 stars. I went with 4 but really I think it should be 3.5. 3 didn’t feel right though.

Anyway, this book took me a very long time to get into. There are really 4 different story lines going on and I only really enjoyed reading about 2 of them. I found it frustrating to read a good chapter and then the next chapter was about Lord John Grey and although I don’t mind reading about him a little I found the long chapters about him and William too long.

The last part of the book started getting really good and after I finished my thought was, “Wow! So if I read this when it first came out I would have to wait THREE years for the next one?” And then I thought, “I still have to wait until 2013! What am I going to do?”

I really love these books and although this one was probably my least favorite I still enjoyed what I read about my favorite characters.


Asperger's Answer Book28. Asperger’s Answer Book by Susan Ashley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book on Asperger’s that I have read since my son was dx in Jan of 2012. I found it very imformative and helpful. I liked how it was broken down in chapters and within the chapters. The book answered a lot of the questions I had about Asperger’s.



29.Service: A Navy SEAL at WarService: A Navy SEAL at War by Marcus Luttrell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great book! This book is written by a Navy SEAL and really goes into what it was like for him to be overseas and to just be a SEAL in general. I really enjoyed it! I learned a few things about being a Navy SEAL too. Going to review this on my blog as well!



30. The Carrie Diaries (The Carrie Diaries, #1)The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! It has been on my to-read list for a while and once I started it I just wanted to keep reading it. I just loved reading about young Carrie and the last year of high school. It ends very well too and if you are a fan of Sex and the City, you should read it.



31. Home: A Memoir of My Early YearsHome: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews Edwards

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book! I am a huge Julie Andrews fan and enjoyed reading about her early years. She starts talking about her family and childhood and the book ends after the birth of her first baby. You get to hear about her early performances in My Fair Lady and Camelot. You also get to hear about how she got the role of Mary Poppins and her visits with Walt Disney.



32. I've Got Your NumberI’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book! It was funny and I just didn’t want to put it down.




33. Trauma PlanTrauma Plan by Candace Calvert

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Overall this book was good and had a great story. I felt it was a little too slow and had a harder time getting into in than I do other books.

I loved that the characters really seemed to care about one another and the book had us wondering about their backgrounds.



34. Jesus LandJesus Land by Julia Scheeres

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was very very interesting! It was a hard story to read but I thought the author told it well. It deals with a lot of sensitive issues so if that is hard for you to read you might want to skip this book.



35. The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of ScriptureThe Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture by Christian Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was VERY interesting to me. It made a lot of sense but it was not an easy read at all. I felt as though the author was explaining different thoughts that I have had about Christianity in the past. Other parts of the book made me think hard about what he was saying.



36. Summer and the City (The Carrie Diaries #2)Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it! So nice to read more about Carrie when she first moved to the city. Love that some of the other ladies are in this one too.



37. The Barefoot Executive by Carrie Wilkerson

38. So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore

39. Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions 
by Rachel Held Evans 

40. Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves 
by Robin O’Bryant

41. Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green

42. Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions

43. What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?: A Guide to What Matters Most

44. Closed Hearts (Book Two of the Mindjack Trilogy)

45. 11/22/63: A Novel

46. Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin

47. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

48. The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery by Charlene Harris

49. The Awakening / The Struggle (Vampire Diaries, Books 1-2)

50. The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn’t Exist

51. Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1)

52. 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

53. Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2)

54. Now You Tell Me! 12 Army Wives Give the Best Advice They Never Got: Making a Living, Making a Life

55. The Fitting Room: Putting On the Character of Christ

56. The Yukon Queen: 1896 (The House of Winslow #17)

57. One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land

58. The Cross in the Closet

59. In His Stead; A Father’s War

60.A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master”

61.Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel

62. Still Life in Shadows


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