2015/2014 Reads

Books I'm reading this year. Listed by month as books are read.

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2015 Reads
January
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin: B+
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng: B+
Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott: C
Of Wings and Wolves (The Cain Chronicles) by SM Reine: C-
Seven Years by Dannika Dark: C+
Bloodsick: An Old World Novella by Melissa F. Olson: C
Dead Spots (Scarlett Bernard #1) by Melissa F. Olson: C-
The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood by Richard Blanco: B+
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty: C+
Big Boy (Strangers on the Train) by Ruthie Knox: B+
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood: B
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami: B-

February
Pridemates (Shifters Abound) Jennifer Ashley: C-
Entreat Me by Grace Draven: B
The Mermaid's Sister by Carrie Ann Noble: C+
Tempting Meredith (Lovers & Friends #3) by Samantha Ann King: D+
Kiss and Tell (Harlequin Blaze #429) by Alison Kent: B-
Radiance (Wraith Kings, #1) by Grace Draven: B
The Mothers of Voorhisville by Mary Rickert: C+
The Devil in America by Kai Ashante Wilson: A-
The End of the End of Everything by Dale Bailey: B
The Chance Planet by Elizabeth Bear: B
Sleepwalking Now and Then by Richard Bowes: B-
Where the Trains Turn by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen: B
A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star by Kathleen Ann Goonan: C
The Gentleman and the Lamplighter by Summer Devon: C
Checking Out Love by R. Cooper: C
The Manservant by Michael Harwood: B

March
Vision in Silver, (The Others, Book #3) by Anne Bishop: B+
Snowed In (Southern Comfort Novella) by Sarah Title: C
The Buried Giant by Kasuo Ishiguro: C+/B-
Alpha & Omega Novella (#0.5) by Patricia Briggs (Reread)
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs (Reread)
Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs: B+
Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3) by Patricia Briggs: A-
Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega, #4) by Patricia Briggs: B
Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose: B+
Lovely Wild by Megan Hart: B
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club (Reread Internet Book Club)
Dreamer's Pool (Blackthorn & Grim) by Juliet Marillier: B+
Three Days with Lady X (Desperate Duchesses #7) by Eloisa James: C+
Four Nights with the Duke (Desperate Duchesses #8) by Eloisa James: B


April
South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Mirakami (Audio Book): C+
Acrobat by Mary Calmes: C
All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes: B
Frog by Mary Calmes: C
Parting Shot (A Matter of Time #7) by Mary Calmes: C
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1) by Patricia Briggs: B
Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs: B+
Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson #3) by Patricia Briggs: B+
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson #4) by Patricia Briggs: B
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson #5) by Patricia Briggs: B+
River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs: A-
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs: B
Jack Strong by Walter Mosley: B
Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel by Walter Mosley: C
Cop Out by K.C. Burn: C
Hot Head by Damon Suede: C
The Deal by Elle Kennedy: B
Glitterwolf: A Letter to My 16 Year Old Self ed. Matt Cresswell: A-
Daydreamers by Jonathan Harper: B+
My Mate Jack by Garrett Lee: C
Until We Meet Once More by Josh Lanyon: C+
Don't Look Back by Josh Lanyon: (Reread)
After The Night by Linda Howard: B
Kill and Tell by Linda Howard: B+
The Wanderer by Robin Carr: B

May
Parting Gifts by Lorraine Heath: B+
Texas Destiny (Texas Trilogy #1) by Lorraine Heath: A
The Warrior's Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold: A
Tapping My Arm for a Vein by Jim Elledge:
Four Corners by Kate McMurray: B-
What There Is by Kate McMurray: B-
Kindling Fire with Snow by Kate McMurray:C
Mimosa Grove by Sharon Sala: B-
Strangers in the Night Collection by Linda Howard: C+
Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews: (Reread)
The Liar by Nora Roberts: B-
Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1) by Juliet Marillier: B+








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2014
January
Spook Squad (PsyCop #7) by Jordan Castillo Price: C
Scruffians! Stories of Better Sodomites by Hal Duncan: A*
Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction ed. by Timothy J. Lambert & R.D. Cochrane: B+
Exit Strategy (Nadia Strafford #1) by Kelley Armstrong: C
Behind the Curtain by Amy Lane: C-
Now and Forever by Logan Belle: A*
One White Rose (The Clayborne Brides #2) by Julie Garwood: B
Love Me Back to Life by M.L. Rhodes: D
Clean Sweep (Inn Keeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews: B+
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) by Ann Leckie: A*
Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach: B
My Heartache Cowboy (The Cowboys #2) by Z.A. Maxfield: B
Red Caps: New Fairy Tales for Out of the Ordinary Readers by Steve Berman: B+
Can't Buy Me Love by Molly O'Keefe: B-

February
The Unwanted by Jeffrey Ricker: A-*
Too Much of a Good Thing? by Joss Wood: B
Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer: A-*
The Last Guy She Should Call by Joss Wood: B
Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian #1) by Diana Rowland: DNF
Honor's Knight (Paradox 2) by Rachel Bach: B+
Cub by Jeff Mann: A-*

March

Satisfaction by Sarah Mayberry: C
Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others (Book #2) by Anne Bishop: B+
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: B-
Divergent by Veronica Roth: B-
Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon: B+
Voyager (Outlander #3) by Diana Gabaldon (reread): A
Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Novel) by Diana Gabaldon: C

April
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison: A-*
Shadow Spell (Cousins O'Dwyer #2) by Nora Roberts: C
A Light at Winter's End (Cedar Springs #3) by Julia London: B-
Sex and The Single Fireman by Jennifer Bernard: B
Heaven's Queen (Paradox #3) by Rachel Bach: B
A Shiny Tin Star by Jon Wilson: B+

May
The Will by Kristen Ashley: B
Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley: C
Stranger on the Shore by Josh Lanyon: C
It Happened One Wedding by Julie James: A-*
Scrap Metal by Harper Fox: B
Slow Dancing on Price's Pier by Lisa Dale (reread)
Fighting to Stay by Kasey Millstead: D-
Naming Ceremony: Stories by Chip Livingston: B
Fairs' Point (Astreiant #4) by Melissa Scott (Review to come)
Reverting to a Wild State by Justin Torres: B+ (Free Fiction at New Yorker Magazine)
The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere by John Chu: B+
The Girl with All the Gifts (extended free preview) by M.R. Carey: A-*
The Enlightenment of Daniel (Sex in Seattle #2) by Eli Easton: B
Superhero by Eli Easton: B
Best Gay Stories 2014 ed. by Steve Berman: B
Grunt Life: Task Force Ombra by Weston Ochse: B
In Want of a Wife (Bitter Springs #3) by Jo Goodman: B+
Sun-Kissed by Laura Florand: C

June
Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath: A-*
Any Other Name (Walt Longmire #10) by Craig Johnson: B+
Shield of Winter (Psy/Changeling #13) by Nalini Singh: B+
The Girl with All The Gifts by M.R. Carey: A*
With: New Gay Fiction ed. by Jameson Currier: B+
Everything I Know by Josh Lanyon: C
No Sunshine When She's Gone (Barefoot William #3) by Kate Angell: B
Sam and Aaron (Men of Smithfield #5) by L.B. Gregg: C+
Wingmen by Ensan Case: A *
The Filly by Mark R. Probst: B
Now and Yesterday by Stephen Greco: B

July
My Favorite Uncle by Marshall Thornton: B+
Butcher's Road by Lee Thomas: A-*
I Want to Hold Your Hand by Marie Force: C-
Duchess by Night (Desperate Duchesses #2) by Eloisa James : B+
Only Love by Garrett Leigh: B
Countdown City (The Last Policeman II) by Ben H. Winters: B+
World of Trouble (The Last Policeman III) by Ben H. Winters: A-*
The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa: B
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique: B
Ancillary Justice by Ann Lackie (Reread)
Fair Game by Josh Lanyon (Reread)
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine: B+
Dissonance (Dissonance #1) by Ericka O'Rourke: C+
Mr. Right Goes Wrong by Pamela Morsi: B-
Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins: B-
In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins: B-
Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews: B
Seduced by Molly O'Keefe: B+

August
If Wishes were Horses by Silvia Violet: D
Let It Ride by LC Chase: C+
Broken by Megan Hart: A
The Dark Horse (Longmire #5) by Craig Johnson: A
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: A-
The Affair of the Porcelain Dog by Jess Faraday: A-
Wilde Stories 2014 ed. Steve Berman: B+
Think of England by K.J. Charles: B
Lessons in Love (Cambridge Fellows #1) by Charlie Cochrane: B+
Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron: B
Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong: B+
The General and the Horse-Lord by Sarah Black: B-
Home Fires Burning by Charlie Cochrane: B+
The Mirror Empire (Worldbreaker Saga #1) by Kameron Hurley: B+

September
The Bears of Winter ed. by Jerry L. Wheeler: A-*
Downfall (Cal Leandros #9) by Rob Thurman: B
The Winter Long (Toby Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire: A-*
The Winter Lodge (Lakeshore Chronicles #2) by Susan Wiggs: B-
An American Duchess by Sharon Page: B
I Knew Him by Erastes: B+
Frozen by Meljean Brook: B-
The Forever Watch by David Ramirez: C
Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler: C+

October
The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt (reread)

November
Darling Beast (Maiden Lane #7) by Elizabeth Hoyt: B
Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch #2) by Ann Leckie: B+
Fair Play by Josh Lanyon: B
That Door Is a Mischief by Alex Jeffers: A*
There's Something About Ari by L.B. Gregg: C+
A Place Called Harmony by Jodi Thomas: B

December
The Boy with the Painful Tatoo by Josh Lanyon: C
Comfort and Joy with Joanna Chambers, Harper Fox, L.B. Gregg, Josh Lanyon: B
Turnbull House (Porcelain Dog) by Jess Faraday: B+
Provoked by Joanna Chambers: B+
Beguiled by Joanna Chambers: B+
Enlightened by Joanna Chambers: B
Between the Sheets by Molly O'Keefe: B
Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta: C-
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers: B
Night Shift with Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Mila Vane: B
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett: B+

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