So books I've read merely for pleasure.
Erin Hunter's Warrior Series : YellowFang's Secret. This is a stand alone book that is part of the behind the scenes part of the Warrior Books. It explains things not found in the books. It wasn't bad. I didn't really feel like a learned a whole lot of things that were new as I could fill it in from reading the other books, but it would have made me interested in the series if I had read it before reading the others. :)
Gray Fox by Michael Phillips. A coming of age book with Zack Hollister as the main character. He grows up while running the mail with the Pony Express. It wasn't a bad book at all. Danger and hardship all worked together to bring Zack to an understanding of who he was and to bring healing to his relationship with his father. Written with a Christian theme.
Days of Deception y Lee Roddy. Now this book I remember reading quite well. I liked it. A lady Pinkerton agent, a mystery to be solved and a possible romance in the offing... There were a few twists and turns along the way to make it interesting. Not a bad book at all. :)
Dan Brown with his book "the Lost Symbol". Can't say I particularly enjoyed this book, I'm actually not sure I even finished it. I"ve liked some of Dan Brown's work but this one left me with the feeling of Deja Vu so it was just so been there done that for me.
David Baldacci. Split Second. Mr. Baldacci is one of my favourite authors. I am always SO tempted when I see one of his books new in the store to buy it, but I usually wait until Yard Sale season time. This book didn't disappoint. Life changes in just a split second and sometimes it is TOTALLY by design. This book was well written and kept me intrigued the whole time. Good characters in Sean King and Michelle Maxwell.
Patricia Cornwell... her book Blow Fly. Now I have to admit, I've learned to be careful with the Cornwell books. Sometimes they are just TOO suspenseful for me. This particular one I needed to put down off and on. I needed to let the characters settle in my brain for a bit before continuing on. It was well-written (obviously or I wouldn't have had to put it down). The characters were crafted well and the ending was well...not quite what I expected. I will continue to look for Cornwell books to enjoy. Needless to say, Scarpetta does figure it out in the end though which is a very good thing.