Chapters

I received my first Kindle for my 30th birthday in May 2011 (and my newest one in December 2013) and haven’t stopped reading!  I started this blog to keep track of all the books I read.

My preferences change based on my moods, I always love a good historical fiction, and lately (2014) have been getting really into the mystery/crime thrillers.  But if a description sounds good – I’m game!  Most of my books are received through NetGalley, but I also try to read and review one Kindle First selection each month (as I’m a devoted Prime member), and I will accept ARC’s (advanced review copies) from publishers IF they are a book I would have picked out on my own.

Note:  To authors & publishers – if you would like a fair and honest review of a book that you think would peak my interest, please send me an email at dogearedpurpose@gmail.com, and I will respond if I think the book would be one I would have picked out on my own.  It’s just me over here, so I cannot accommodate all requests, but am very flattered to hear from you!

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*NEW* SEPTEMBER 2013 – My LL and I will be reviewing CHILDREN’S BOOKS here!

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Books I’ve read beginning with the latest – link to review on my blog:

2016:
The Unforgotten (current read)
The Girl You Lost (4 bones)
The Passenger (4 bones)
North of Here (2 bones)
Baggage (2.5 bones)
A Cure for Madness (3 bones)
Find Her -(4.5 bones)
Don’t Try to Find Me (4 bones)
Missing Pieces (4 bones)
The Moonlit Garden (4 bones)
Summit Lake (4 bones)
2015: (50 books read!)
What She Left (3 bones)
After She’s Gone (3 bones)
The Bright Effect (3 bones)
Try Not To Breathe (5 bones)
The Short Drop (3 bones)
The Air He Breathes (3 bones)
The Winter Girl (4 bones)
Life & Other Near Death Experiences (4 bones)
The Lake House (4 bones)
The Girl with No Past (4 bones)
Return to Dust (2 bones)
The Prettiest One (5 bones)
Pretty Dead (3 bones)
Where the Memories Lie (3 bones)
Her Final Breath (3 bones)
The Good Neighbor (3 bones)
The Murderer’s Daughter (4 bones)
Pretty Baby (5 bones)
My Sister’s Secret (4 bones)
The Night Ferry (4 bones)
Crooked Little Lies by Barbara Taylor Sissel (4 bones)
Bradstreet Gate by Robin Kirman (2 bones)
A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White (4 bones)
The Bones of You by Debbie Howells (4 bones)
Together Apart by Natalie Martin (3 bones)
The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell (3 bones)
One Murder More by Kris Calvin (4 bones)
Ruthless by Jon Rector (4 bones)
Only the Brave by Mel Sherratt – 4 bones
Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton – 4 bones
Black Dog Summer by Miranda Sherry – 3 bones
Maggie by Marie Maxwell – 3 bones
When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord – 3 bones
Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani – 4 bones
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy – 2 bones
The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg – 2bones
Canary by Duane Swierczynski – 4 bones
One Last Thing by Rebecca St. James & Nancy Rue – 4 bones
See Her Run by A.K. Leigh – 3 bones
The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes – 4 bones
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – 4 bones
Wreckage by Emily Bleeker – 4 bones
Follow the Leader by Mel Sherratt – 5 bones
Monday’s Lie by Jamie Mason – 2 bones
Walking on Trampolines by France Whiting – 3 bones
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 4 bones
The Missing One by Lucy Adkins (NetGalley) – 4 bones
Little Black Lies by Sandra Block (NetGalley) – 4 bones
Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner (NetGalley) – 5 bones
This Sky by Autumn Doughton (Amazon) – 3 bones

2014: ( 50 books read!)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (3 bones)
I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira (4 bones)
The Barkeep by William Lashner (4 bones)
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen (4 bones)
Long Knives by Charles Rosenburg (4 stars)
Invisible City by Julia Dahl (3 bones)
City of Jasmine by Deanna Rayborn (3 bones)
Strongwood: A Crime Dossier by Larry Millet (4 bones)
Hidden by Catherine McKenzie (2 bones)
You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz (4 bones)
Picturing Perfect by Melissa Brown (4 bones)
Scarlett Says by Julie L. Cannon (4 bones)
Progeny by Anita Bohovsky (4 bones)
Home to Stay by Terri Osburn (4 bones)
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman (5 bones)
Murder on the Home Front by Molly Lefebure (3 bones)
The Right Thing by Amy Connor (3 bones)
All for a Story by Allison Pittman (4 bones)
Beatrice Munson by Lorena Bathey (4 bones)
Composing Amelia: A Novel by Alison Strobel (3 bones)
My Kind of Crazy by Katie O’Sullivan (3 bones)
Empire Girls by Suzanne Hayes & Loretta Nyhan (4 bones)
One Lavender Ribbon by Heather Burch (4 bones)
The Hatmaker’s Heart: A Novel by Carla Stewart (4 bones)
When the World was Young by Elizabeth Gaffney (3 bones)
Prime Deception by Carys Jones (3 bones)
You by Caroline Kepnes (4 bones)
Rain Girl by Gabi Kreshlehner (2 bones)
What It Was Like by Peter Seth (3 bones)
Just One Thing by Holly Jacobs (4 bones)
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm (3 bones)
The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate (5 bones)
Portrait of a Girl by (3 bones)
Four Letters by Lisa M. Harley (2 bones)
The Seventh Mother by Sherri Wood Emmons (4 bones)
The Children Act by Ian McEwan (3 bones)
Just Destiny by Theresa Rizzo (4 bones)
Fantastik by C.A. McGroarty (3 bones)
The Moonlight Palace by Liz Rosenberg (4 bones)
The Girl from Nowhere by Christopher Finch(4 bones)
Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn (3 bones)
An American Dutchess by Sharon Page  – (3 bones)
31 Days by Marcia Gloster (3 bones)
Holding on to Georgia by Courtney Giardina (4 bones)
My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni (5 bones)
Until I Found You by Victoria Bylan (3 Bones)
End of Secrets by Ryan Quinn (4 Bones)
I Am Sophie Tucker by Susan & Lloyd Ecker (4 Bones
)
The Ripper’s Wife by Brandy Purdy (4 bones)
A Mother’s Choice by Kristin Noel Fischer (3 bones)
2013: (46 reviewed books!)

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
Far Gone by Laura Griffin
The Widow File by S.G. Redling
Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley
Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse
Golden State by Michelle Richmond
Tuscan Rose by Belinda Alexandra
The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris
Melody of Secrets by Jeffrey Stepakoff
Flash & Dazzle by Lou Aronica
Oh to Grace by Abby Rosser

Some Kind of Wonderful by Barbara Freethy

The Dr. Pepper Prophecies by Jennifer Gilby Roberts

Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano
The Gift by Rachel Newcomb

Secret Sister by Emelle Gamble
*
South of Normal by Norm Schriever*
If the Shoe Fits by Sandra D Bricker
Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden*
Finding Bliss by Dina Silver
Inferno by Dan Brown
Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist
Yellow Crocus: A Novel by Laila Ibrahim*
Sparrow Migrations by Cari Noga*
House of Rose by Nita Welch Owenby
The Passionate Mom by Susan Merrill
The Sisterhood
The Reverse Commute*
Stretch Marks: A Novel
City of Light (City of Mystery – Book II)*
City of Darkness (City of Mystery- Book I)
Speculation*
A Mother’s Trial*

Screen Play: A Novel
Daughters
The Coach House*
Maids of Misfoturne: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery*
The Great Gatsby
This Tangled Thing Called Love: A Contemporary Romance Novel*
The Rose Hotel*
Playing Nice*
The Snow Child
Back to You
Lily’s Redemption*
From Notting Hill with Love…Actually


2012 & Before:
Wait For Me*
Long Time Coming* by Edie Claire
All I Have To Give: A Christmas Love Story*
The Girl From Long Guyland*
The Guestbook*
A Secret Wish (Wish Series #1)*
Feels Like the First Time*
Nothing Stays in Vegas*
Following Daisies – A True Story About One Woman’s Adventures Finding Happiness, Fulfilling Dreams, and Becoming Herself*
Meets Girl: A Novel*
Love Unlisted: A Novel*
Got Your Number (a humorous romantic mystery)*
A Family Affair*
The Good Luck Charm (The Good Luck Series)*
Starring in the Movie of My Life*
Stepping into Sunlight
Blacklisted from the PTA*
The Chaperone
Don’t Let Me Go*
Words Spoken True: A Novel
*
Forget the Yellow Brick Road*
Loving Lucy
*
Bound To You*

A Previous Engagement
*
Shadows of St. Louis*
Three Questions*
No Turning Back (The Kathleen Turner Series)*
More Than Memories*
Kissing Adrien*
Night Swim
Walking on Broken Glass*
The Truth About Us*
Leaving the Comfort Cafe*
Someone Else’s Fairytale*
Breaking TWIG*
Remix*
14 Love Letter Lane (Book one of the Celebrating Love Trilogy)*
Liberation of Alice Love
Long Time Coming* by Vanessa Miller
In Dreams (The Dream Series #1)*
Chasing Rainbows: A Novel
Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo (Toronto Series #1)*
Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story — A Memoir*
Here, Home, Hope*
For Time and Eternity (Sister Wife)*
Not What She Seems*
My Man Pendleton*
Maid to Match*
Sparks Fly*
Wish On The Moon (Finding Mr. Right series)*
Just The Way You Are*
Touched by Angels*
Beautiful Days: A Bright Young Things Novel
Stars Collide (Backstage Pass Book #1): A Novel*
Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things (Quality))
The Edge of Grace*
Always the Baker, Never the Bride: An Emma Rae Creation*
The Trouble With Green*
Searching for Meredith Love*
Hurricanes in Paradise*
Megan’s Way (Family Drama, Women’s Fiction)*
Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel
Spinning
Time of My Life: A Novel
Falling Star*
One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original)
This Fine Life: A Novel*
All Through the Night*
One True Love*
Sweetest Thing, The*
Dwelling Place (Swan House)*
Swan House, The: A Novel
Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
The Hunger Games

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