I just finished my last audio book of 2011. I have really enjoyed this challenge! I have grown to really love audio books. My library needs to get more audio books as I have almost gone through all of them! Here are the books I listened to July-December.
15. Lady Blue Eyes by Barbara Sinatra.
This was an autobiography by Frank Sinatra's last wife. It was a very interesting book with lots of fun stories. She did write about her husband with a little bit of rose colored glasses but that is to be expected. Good book!
16. First Family by David Baldacci
This was a good book about King and Maxwell and how they get enmeshed into a kidnapping of a member of the extended First Family.
17. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain
Great collection of short stories by Twain. I enjoyed them all. I often forget how funny he was. I wasn't crazy about the narrator of the book.
18. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
This was a great novel about the search for the real Dracula. I love these types of books that just sweep you away. Excellent, excellent book!
19. Gods of Newport by John Jakes
This is a book about Newport in the Gilded Age. It is told from the perspective of both rich and poor. It started out a little slow and quickly became really good!
20. Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods
I always say I won't read more of his books and I always do. I swear this is the last one. They are so dumb. I don't know why my library has so many of them!
21. Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
Terrific book about a senator who has an affair and how it affects his wife and daughters. I love how it skips between every person's point of view. It really helps you to know each character better.
22. Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
This book is about a group of women who meet in a childbirth class and follows their lives. It made me never want to have children.
23. Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
I have never ready this Dickens book so I was glad to finally dive into it. Very sad but at least it had a happy ending.
23. Paul Newman: A Life by Shawn Levy
Fascinating biography about Paul Newman
24. Simple Genius by David Baldacci
This was a great light read and I enjoyed it.
25. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (Goal met!!)
Glad I finally "read" this. Such a funny book. I love Nick and Nora!
26. The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
I actually read this a little early but I was itching to get in the Christmas spirit. Cute little book about thieves on a train, weddings, lost love and Christmas.
27. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The second book in the Millennium Trilogy. This was a great book and a perfect sequel to A Girl with A Dragon Tattoo.
28. Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
Book told from the perspective of three friends on the cusp and during WWI.
29. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The best book I read this year and the perfect book to finish the year on. I LOVED this book.
This was a great year reading audio books and I met and exceeded my audio book goal. Happy New Year!