Wednesday, December 6, 2006

2006 in Retrospect

K. started this at ERTG and I couldn't resist posting my results here too:

Best Book:

this is a tough one as I gave 6 As during 2006. I'll have to divide it between Diane Gaston's The Mysterious Miss M which I loved because it was original, emotional and with believable characters and Mary Balogh's The Plummed Bonnet in which one of my pet peeves - big misunderstanding - is very well written and worked for me.

Best Discovery:

Liz Carlyle and all of her books. I can't believe I only discovered her this year, a real buried treasure.
If I had to pick one it would be The Devil to Pay but all of them are very good.

Biggest Disappointment:

I only graded 1 book with a D this year. I can't even remember what it was about which is good, I wouldn't want my head to be busy with one of these. It was an anthology called Bridal Showers and my only remark on my book log was: too silly to be true. I guess there are TSTL books too :-)

Biggest Surprise:

Disliking J R Ward's books after they were so talked about.
See Jane Score - Rachel Gibson - If I knew it was this good I would have picked it up sooner. Really funny story that captured my attention even if I know next to nothing about ice hockey.


  1. Ana,
    Thank you so much for your mention of The Mysterious Miss M. I am so happy that you liked the book, but to make it a favorite and to put my book in the same company as Mary Balogh, well, that is just so terrific!
    I hope you have a wonderful reading year next year, too.
    Diane Gaston

  2. Thank you for writing such a good story! I am amazed that you found my blog :-)

  3. Diane, I agree with Ana, it was such a good, emotional story and in my top reads for the year.

  4. Ana, I can only agree with the Gaston, Balogh, Gibson and Carlyle, all great experiences for me.

    I've been a LC fan since 2002 and No True Gentleman, glom/bought the rest. Ditto Gibson, and I'm not much into foreign sports either, LOL! I'm autobuying the series.

    But Gaston and Balogh were pleasant surprises. I'm autobuying Gaston (though not in Perkins form, I have to say) and Balogh, used but sooo good. Slowly but surely, I'm working my way through the Simplys and Onlys. Though I wish her older titles, Regencies especially, were reissued in ebook format.


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