Recommended Reads for December 2010

I’m 6 weeks late but I think it’s important to list the recommended reads – so better late than never.  🙂 Here are the December recommendations

My Top 10 Books for 2010
Guest Reviewers Top Picks for 2010
Illustrated Men anthology, MLR Press – 5+ stars – (Cole)
Love Ahead, Expect Delays by Astrid Amara, Loose Id 5+ stars – (Jenre)
Fish & Chips by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux, Dreamspinner Press – 5+ stars (Wave)
Unwrapped by B.A. Tortuga, Torquere Books  – 5 stars (John)
All She Wrote by Josh Lanyon, Samhain Publishing – 5 stars (Aunt Lynn)
An Earlier Heaven by D.W. Marchwell, Dreamspinner Press – 5 stars (Cole)
Carol of the Bellskis by Astrid Amara, Loose Id – 5 stars (Val)
Death by Misfortune by A.M. Riley, MLR Press – 5 stars
Transit by Raev Gray and Aleksandr Voinov, Dreamspinner Press – 5 stars (Feliz)

His For The Holidays anth. by Josh Lanyon, ZA Maxfield, LB Gregg, Harper Fox, Carina Press – 5 stars (Wave)
I Heard Him Exclaim by ZA Maxfield, Carina Press – 5 stars (Aunt Lynn)
Mistletoe at Midnight by LB Gregg, Carina Press – 5 stars (Jenre)
Nine Lights Over Edinburgh by Harper Fox, Carina Press – 5 stars (Wave)
Icecapade by Josh Lanyon, Carina Press – 5 stars (Tj)
Pioneers by Lynn Lorenz, Amber Allure – 4.75 stars (Feliz)z
Guarding The Vampire’s Ghost by Amy Lane, Dreamspinner Press – 4.75 stars (Feliz)
Not Knowing Jack by K.A. Mitchell, Samhain – 4.75 stars (Wave)
Where The Heart Is by Jenny Urban and Elizabeth Silver, Loose Id – 4.75 stars (Wave)
One Eyed Jacks by India Harper, Amber Allure – 4.75 stars (Val)
Xu by A.J. Llewellyn, Amber Allure – 4.75 stars (tj)
Grand Jete by Diana Copland, Silver Publishing – 4.5 stars (Feliz)
Caught by A.B. Gayle, Dreamspinner Press – 4.5 stars (Buda)
Idaho Battlegrounds by Sarah Black, Dreamspinner Press – 4.5 stars (Feliz)
Mongrel by K.Z. Snow, Dreamspinner Press – 4.5 stars (Jenre)
The Match Before Christmas by Eden Winters, Torquere Books – 4.5 stars (Cole)
The Santa Mug by Patric Michael, Dreamspinner Press – 4.5 stars (Wave)
Making His List by Devon Rhodes, Dreamspinner Press – 4.5 stars (Lily)
The Perils of Praline by Marshall Thornton, MLR Press – 4.5 stars (Jenre)
The Christmas Throwaway by R.J. Scott – Silver Publishing – 4.5 stars (Wave)
Shifting Sands anth. by Ally Blue, J.L. Langley, B. Bryce, Jet Mykles, W. Okati, K. Gardner- MLR Press – 4.5 stars (StaceyR)
Tough Guy by Bryl R. Tyne, Amber Allure – 4.5 stars ( Val)
Storm on the Mountain by P.D. Singer, Torquere Books – 4.5 stars (Jenre)
Shenandoah by Ally Blue, Samhain – 4.5 stars (Feliz)


  • thank you for the list – i am glad to say that i have read a number of them already – really enjoyed them- and wasn’t sure of some of the others – the detailed reveiws are really useful – my tbr list is now very full!

    • Hi Minnie
      Just take the books one at a time. 🙂 The key is to find a couple of reviewers whose tastes are similar to yours and try the books they recommend first, then move on to the other recs. Hope that helps.

  • Thanks Wave. I see four I’ve read and loved, four waiting in my TBR and a few I somehow missed – gotta fix that soon, lol.

  • Thanks for the list Wave!

    Totally agree with Fish & Chips, Not Knowing Jack and Making His List cause they are the only ones I read on the list, lol.

    • Jaime
      Fish and Chips – what an incredible book. The others are pretty cool too. In addition to the books you mentioned I can personally recommend The Christmas Throwaway which is a really heartwarming story.

    • Ingrid it’s a lot of work to do this post because I have to link all of the reviews. It takes me about 3 hours to find and tag all of the books, so don’t complain. 🙂 I still must do January (and I’m late for that one as well). By the time I finish January I’ll be late for February. lol.

  • But of course! So many books, so little time. My Nook floweth over. I am so glad of the reviews here. Before it was kinda like driving in the dark. (Not pretty, trust me).

    • Hi Marilyn
      It’s always better to read the actual reviews to determine which books suit your taste before you buy. Each reviewer likes different themes so please check before you buy. 🙂


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