The catching-up continues.
89. Someone to Love* by Mary Balogh. An orphan turns out to be an earl's heiress, and falls in love with a duke. There's a lot more to it than that but it's all good.
90. Someone to Hold* by Mary Balogh. The sequel, bought immediately after reading ^. In which an heiress dispossessed by the heroine of STL takes on a new life with determination and creativity, and falls in love with a painter.
91. Falling for Trouble* by Sarah Title. In which a rock musician goes back to her small town after a professional failure, finds her grandma's been seriously hurt, stays to take care of her, meets the foxy new library director, finds out the people aren't as awful as she remembered and that she was rather more so. Interesting book: this heroine is definitely a jagged little pill. She learns and improves, though, and the HEA is earned. (Heroine also, satisfyingly, ends up running for mayor in the epilogue - and winning - turfing out the football-obsessed character who had the library's budget under his thumb.)
92. Bombshell* by C.D. Reiss. In which a movie star finds out he has a 5-year-old daughter, hires a nanny, and falls in love with her - but complications abound. Both characters have issues that make this more than a tabloid-ready farce, but the heroine's ludicrous carelessness about safe sex was kind of shocking. I can't really care about a HEA if a protagonist is that dumb.
93. Love in the Library* by Cheryl Bolen. I started this, didn't like it, went back to it on a night when I didn't want to start 100% fresh with something. And I did finish it, but I still wouldn't call it good. It's trying to be Georgette Heyer and it really isn't.
94. Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders* by Susanne Alleyn. A guide to egregious anachronisms for writers to avoid. Hilarious and terrifying!
95. Death at the Bar, by Ngaio Marsh. Was in the need for a dose of Alleyn and Fox.
96. Accidentally on Purpose* by Jill Shalvis. Another contemporary set in San Francisco, both protagonists are problematic but in complementary ways, if that makes sense.
97. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. This is such a small book that I must have read it before, though I couldn't remember much of it. A nice edition that I sent on to my sisters.
98. Five little books, mostly pictures. Can't keep every pretty book. A Visit to William Blake's Inn, by Nancy Willard; Living With Dickens, by Tom Bianchi; Kittens in Japan, by Atsuki Sumida; Growltiger's Last Stand, by T.S. Eliot with pictures by Errol Le Cain; Mr. Mistoffelees, also by T.S. Eliot with pictures by Errol Le Cain.
99. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp* by Arthur Ransome, illus. by Thomas Mackenzie. Beautiful facsimile of 1919 edition, but not something I need to keep.
100. A Study in Scarlet Women* by Sherry Thomas. A clever Sherlock Holmes pastiche in which both Holmes and Watson are women. Deals smartly with what that would actually entail in Victorian London. Looking forward to the sequel.