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Good books is the page where you can find a list of books I read and enjoyed. It's a list on which only books that IMO are good or even great deserve to be.

I'm working on adding all the good books I read in the last years, but it might take some time until I'm finished.

A - from the Adult section
NA - from the New Adult section
YA- from the young adult section
♥ - books I did a Book Impressions post on
* first book in a series in which I would only recommend book #1, had some issues with book #2 or the other books

Good books I read in 2013


Calculated in Death - J.D. Robb
Knit one, kill two - Maggie Sefton


Tarnished - Karina Cooper
Shadows - Paula Weston
The twisted tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart - Leanne Renee Hieber
Fate Takes a Hand - Betty Neels
Splintered - A.G. Howard

Good books I read in 2012


Crimson Frost - Jennifer Estep (YA, UF, #4 in the Mythos Academy series)
Keeper of the lost Cities - Shannon Messenger (middle grade, paranormal, #1 in a series)
Baby it's cold outside - Addison Fox (contemporary romance, A, #1 in a series)
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo (fantasy, YA, #1 in a series)
Witch Crag - Kate Cann (paranormal, dystopian, YA, stand-alone)
Immortal City - Scott Speer (paranormal with angels, YA, #1 in a series)
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater (fantasy, YA, #1 in the Raven Boys trilogy)


Something strange and deadly - Susan Dennard (paranormal, YA, #1 in a trilogy)
♥ Splitterherz - Bettina Belitz (fantasy, contemporary, YA, German book, #1 in the Splitterherz trilogy)
The Diviners - Libba Bray (fantasy, historical, YA, #1 in the Diviners series)
Bargain Hunting - Rhonda Pollero (ceontemporary, adult, #5 in the FAT series)
The Gathering Storm - Robin Bridges (paranormal, historical YA, #1 in the Katerina trilogy)


The Perfect Hope - Nora Roberts (contemporary romance, adult, #3 in the Boonsboro Inn series)
Incarnation - Emma Cornwall (paranormal, steampunk, adult)
The Marked - Inara Scott (#2 in the Talents series, paranormal, YA)
Dragon's Moon - Lucy Monroe (#4 in the Children of the Moon series, paranormal historical romance, A)
♥ Double Time - Olivia Cunning (erotic romance, part of The Sinners series, adult)
Crewel - Gennifer Albin (#1 in a dystopian/fantasy series, YA)
♥ Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hofman (adult fiction, stand-alone)


This is a love story - Jessica Thompson (chick lit, A, stand-alone)
Widow's Web - Jennifer Estep (UF, A, #7 in the Elemental Assassin series)
Runaway - Wendelin van Draanen (contemporary, YA, stand-alone)
The Selection - Kiera Cass (dystopian, YA, #1 in a series)
Delusion in Death - J.D. Robb (romantic suspense, A, part of the In Death series)
The Age of Miracles - Karen Walker Thompson (contemporary with apocalytic elements, YA to NA, stand-alone)


God save the Queen - Kate Locke (Urban Fantasy, A, #1 in a series)
Earth Girl - Janet Edwards (futuristic, YA, stand alone)


none :(


Try me - Olivia Cunning (novella, erotic romance, A)
Silver Shark - Ilona Andrews (SciFi, A)
♥ For Darkness shows the stars - Diana Peterfreund (post-apocalyptic retelling of "Persuasion")
♥ Slightly Irregular - Rhonda Pollero (funny mystery, part of a series, A)
Among the nameless stars - Diana Peterfreund (prequel, post-apocalyptic retelling of Persuasion)  free
Dark Mirror - MJ Putney (historical, paranormal fiction, YA)
Black Heart Blue - Louisa Reid (fiction, A, not a very happy book!)
Just like heaven - Julia Quinn (historical romance, A)
Beautiful Mess - Lucy V. Morgan (novella, romance, A)


Moonglass - Jessi Kirby (contemporary, YA)
Fracture - Megan Miranda (paranormal elemnts, YA)
A sheetcake named desire - Jacklyn Brady (cozy mystery, A)
♥ Dark Frost - Jennifer Estep (UF, YA)
Stork - Wendy Desol (paranormal, YA)
Sweet Evil - Wendy Higgins (paranormal (angels & demons) YA)
♥ 50% off murder - Josie Belle (cozy mstery, A)
Fifty Shades Freed - E.L. James (erotic romance, A)
♥ The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts (contemporary romance, A)
♥ The Look - Sophia Bennett (contemporary, YA)


♥ Belles - Jen Calonita (contemporary, YA)
♥ Grave Mercy - R.L. LaFevers (historical, YA)
Lightbringer - K.D. McEntire (paranormal, YA)
By a thread - Jennifer Estep (UF, A)
Flat-out love - Jessica Park (contemporary, NA)
More than a mistress - Mary Balogh (historical romance, A)
various books by Betty Neels (contemporary romance, A)


The Faerie Ring - Kiki Hamilton (paranormal, YA)
The Talents - Inara Scott (paranormal, YA)
♥ Saving Grace - Ciara Geragthy (chick-lit, A)
Ravished - Amanda Quick (historical romance, A)
A winter scandal - Candace Camp (historical romance, A)
*Torn - Erica O'rRourke (paranormal, YA)
♥* Murder with Peacocks - Donna Andrews (cozy mystery, A)
Thirteenth Child - Patricia C. Wrede (fantasy, YA)
My dangerous Duke - Gaelen Foley (historical romance, A)
♥ The Witness - Nora Roberts (romantic suspense, A)


The comeback season - Jennifer E. Smith (contemporary, YA)
♥ Once a witch - Carolyn MacCullough (paranormal, YA)
Darker Still - Leanna Renee Hieber (paranormal/historical, YA)
Rock Chick Redemption - Kristen Ashley (contemporary, A)
Rock Chick Rescue - Kristen Ashley (contemporary, A)
Fifty Shades Darker - E.L. James (erotic romance, A)
Celebrity in Death - J.D. Robb (romantic suspense, A)
Homicide in Hardcover - Kate Carlisle (cozy mstery, A)
Love and Leftovers - Sarah Tregay (contemporary, YA)


Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James (erotic romance, A)
The many sins of Lord Cameron - Jennifer Ashley (historical romance, A)
♥ Lady Isabella's scandalous marriage - Jennifer Ashley (historical romance, A)
The running dream - Wendelin van Draanen (contemporary, YA)
Sugar Rush - Donna Kaufman (contemporary romance, A)
Rock Chick - Kristen Ashley (contemporary, A)
* Alanna: The first adventure - Tamora Pierce (fantasy, YA)
* Angel Kiss - Laura Jane Cassidy (paranormal elemnts, YA)
♥ Variant - Robison Wells (SciFI, YA)

to be continued


  1. Hello,

    I just wanted to say that I enjoy your youtube videos on your book reviews. I have read some of the ones you recommend and enjoy mostly contemporay YA and romance. I am trying to branch out and get into paranormal.

    I have a few suggestions on some books that I have read that I really LOVE.

    Reason to breathe by Rebecca Donovan
    Collision Course and Thougtles by SC Stephans
    First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
    Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn
    Taking Shots by Toni Aleo
    On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
    The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle

    I see you have read some of Kristen Ashley books. I love the rock chick series as well. I also have enjoyed the dream man series, mountain man series and Kight...all better I think than " 50 Shades of grey".

    Anyways. I just want to say that I love your videos and your recommendations.

    1. Hi and thanks for the recommendations. I will check out the books I haven't already read because I love getting recommendations from other readers.
      Hope your first paranormal books will work for you. Lately I have had a hard time with finding great new paranormals.

      I read and enjoyed both the Rock Chick books (need to go on with #4 in the series asap) and the Fifty Shades of Grey books. I think it's great that there are so many different books out there so that every reader can find something to enjoy.



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