Archive for October 2011

25 Most Wanted – Week of October 10th

1.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

3. Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

5. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

6. My Sister’s Voice by Mary Carter

7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

8. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

9. A Brisket, A Casket: (Deadly Deli Mystery) by Delia Rosen

10. The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan

11. Hopeless Magic (The Star-Crossed Series, Book 2) by Rachel Higginson

12. Pride and Popularity by Jenni James

13. [NSFW] Bent Over by Gia Blue

14. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus) by Rick Riordan

15. [NSFW] Fury (New Species, Book One) by Laurann Dohner

16. [NSFW] Stripped Bare: Joker’s Wild, Book 3 by Lena Matthews

17. [NSFW] Mardi Gras by Lacey Alexander

18. Lucky Charm: A Contemporary Romance Novel by Marie Astor

19. [NSFW] Double Teamed by Gia Blue

20. Why Me? by Sarah Burleton

21. Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster

22. The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

23. The Fashion Police (Amber Fox Mystery) by Sibel Hodge

24. The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne

25. Wednesday’s Child by Joel Shlian, Deborah Shlian

Free Classics: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Every Friday, Marilyn Knapp Litt, who blogs at, brings us her recommendation of a free classic book to discover (or rediscover) on Kindle. Find more of Marilyn’s recommendations at her blog,, a guide to the best free and inexpensive classic literature for the Kindle. You can also get Marilyn’s blog on Kindle and I recommend that you “Like” the Classic Kindle Facebook page as well so you don’t miss anything. Here’s Marilyn’s post:

Vanity Fair is an 1847 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. It was written as a satire and has remained a favorite.

Follow the fortunes of two women as they make their way in the wide world

“Let us have some music, Miss Sedley–Amelia,” said George, who felt at that moment an extraordinary, almost irresistible impulse to seize the above-mentioned young woman in his arms, and to kiss her in the face of the company; and she looked at him for a moment, and if I should say that they fell in love with each other at that single instant of time, I should perhaps be telling an untruth, for the fact is that these two young people had been bred up by their parents for this very purpose, and their banns had, as it were, been read in their respective families any time these ten years. They went off to the piano, which was situated, as pianos usually are, in the back drawing-room; and as it was rather dark, Miss Amelia, in the most unaffected way in the world, put her hand into Mr. Osborne’s, who, of course, could see the way among the chairs and ottomans a great deal better than she could.

And the inestimable Miss Becky Sharp:

“You don’t mind my cigar, do you, Miss Sharp?” Miss Sharp loved the smell of a cigar out of doors beyond everything in the world–and she just tasted one too, in the prettiest way possible, and gave a little puff, and a little scream, and a little giggle, and restored the delicacy to the Captain, who twirled his moustache, and straightway puffed it into a blaze that glowed quite red in the dark plantation, . . .

How many novels can still find their audience after 150 years? Vanity Fair goes on a very select list.

Download your free copy of “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray here >>>

25 Most Wanted – Week of October 3rd

1.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2.  Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

3.  Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

4.  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

5.  Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

6.  The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

7. The Earl and His Tiger (Regency) by Elizabeth Moss

8.  A Killing Tide (Columbia River Thriller)  by P.J. Alderman

9.  [NSFW] Double Teamed by Gia Blue

10.  Fairytale (Fairies of Rush) by Maggie Shayne

11.  Girl in the Gatehouse, The  by Julie Klassen

12. Don’t Say A Word by Barbara Freethy

13.  An Accidental Family by Donna Fasano

14.  ABDUCTED T.R. by Ragan

15.  Throwaway by Heather Huffman

16.  Undercover In High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday

17.  Material Girl (Lear Sisters Trilogy)  by Julia London

18.  [NSFW] Dane (Erotic Romance) Book 1 (The Mackenzie Brothers Quartet) by  Liliana Hart

19.  Listen To Your Heart by Fern Michaels

20.  The Millionaire’s Nanny by Carol Grace

21. Kick It Up by Carol Ericson

22. The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus) by Rick Riordan

23. [NSFW] Three Nights: Joker’s Wild, Book 2 by Lena Matthews

24. Bound to the Prince (Elven Warrior Trilogy) by Deborah Court

25. Mayhem in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday