Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


Books in 2022

I'd like to read 50 books in 2022 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Excellent
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very Good 
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Liked it
⭐️⭐️ Okay
⭐️ Didn't like
My List of Books 

1. Shrine to Murder by Roger Silverwood - book 15 in series ⭐️⭐️⭐️   
2. 1984 by George Orwell  ⭐️

3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley ⭐️

4. The Life of Our Lord by Charles Dickens ⭐️⭐️⭐️

5. Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley - book 1 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

6. Just Shy of Harmony by Philip Gulley - book 2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


7. Make Your Own Bed by Admiral William H McRaven ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

8. White Oleander by Janet Fitch ⭐️⭐️⭐️

9. Christmas in Harmony by Philip Gulley - book 3  ⭐️⭐️⭐️

10. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens ⭐️⭐️⭐️

11. Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier ⭐️⭐️⭐️

12. Signs and Wonders by Philip Gulley - book 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

13. Snapped by C. M. Cutter ⭐️⭐️⭐️


14. Gone But Not Forgotten by Phillip Margolin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

15. Life Goes On by Phillip Gully book 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

16. Long Spoon Lane by Anne Perry - book 24 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

17. Secrecy by Belva Plain ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

18. The Snuffbox Murders by Roger Silverwood - book 16 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

19. How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith - book 21 ⭐️⭐️⭐️


20. The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith - book 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

21. Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry - book 25 Pitt Series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

22. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte ⭐️⭐️

23. Treason at Lisson Grove by Anne Perry - book 26 Pitt Series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

24. Culture and Customs of the Netherlands by John Roney ⭐️⭐️

25. Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry - book 27 Pitt Series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

26. The Christmas Scrapbook by Phillip Gulley - book 6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

27. The Dog Collar Murders by Roger Silverwood - book 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

28. The School at Thrush Green by Miss Read - ⭐️⭐️⭐️


29. Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry - book 28 Pitt series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

30. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke ⭐️⭐️⭐️

31. The Crows of Hidden Creek by JoAnne Huston Niemla ⭐️⭐️⭐️

32. Death on Blackheath by Anne Perry - book 29 Pitt series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

33. A Change of Heart by Phillip Gulley ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 


34. Begotten by Sheridan Wray Brett ⭐️⭐️

35. The Angel Court Affair by Anne Perry - book 30 Pitt series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

36. Our New Normal by Colleen Faulkner ⭐️⭐️⭐️

37. Almost Friends by Philip Gulley ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

38. Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke ⭐️⭐️

39. A Christmas Visitor by Anne Perry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


40. Treachery at Lancaster Gate by Anne Perry - book 31 Pitt series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

41. Friends at Thrush Green by Miss Read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

42. A Christmas Guest by Anne Perry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

43. Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

44. What in the World is Going On by David Jeremiah (nonfiction) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

45. Intervention by Terri Blackstone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

46. Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book 1 Daniel Pitt


47. Celebration at Thrush Green by Miss Read ⭐️⭐️⭐️

48. Vicious Cycle by Terri Blackstock ⭐️⭐️⭐️

49. The Year at Thrush Green by Miss Read ⭐️⭐️⭐️

50. Triple Jeopardy by Anne Perry⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


51. Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

52. A Christmas Secret by Anne Perry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

53. I've Got My Eyes On You by Mary Higgins Clark ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

54. Downfall by Terri Blackstock ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

55. Echo Park by Michael Connelly⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Melanie said...

I discovered the Harmony series this year. I've read 1,2 and 3 and am waiting for #4 from the e-book section of our library. I don't often laugh out loud when I'm reading but I sure do with these!

Rose said...

I don't know why I did't think to look here to see what you have been reading. Always enjoy hearing what others are reading.

Rose said...

I forgot part of the point of why I was commenting...do you ever quit reading a book once you start one. I used to always feel like I should finish, but now, I give myself permission to stop and move on.

Skeeter28 said...

I do agree Rose that I now allow myself to stop reading a book that I am not enjoying. Life is too short and there are oh so many books to enjoy.
Happyone: share with me why you enjoy Anne Perry's books.

happyone said...

Skeeter - I like Anne Perry books because her mysteries are set in Victorian times in England, like her style of writing, and her series of books are not carbon copies. Each one is different and page turners for me.