2011 Men in Uniform Reading Challenge – Complete


What: Men in Uniform Reading Challenge 2011
When: 1 January – 31 December 2011
Who: The Book Vixen
Rules (copied from site): The goal is to read as many novels that involve men in inform as you’d like. It can be a policeman, firefighter, paramedic, Army, Navy, Marine Corp., etc. – Visit The Book Vixen’s blog for more information and to sign up.

Lieutenant – Read 6–10 men in uniform novels
01. Not Without Her Family (Andrews, Beth) {24 Jan 11} — hero is police chief
02. Unchained (Ashwood, Sharon) {26 Feb 11} — hero was a British Army officer and captain of the Guardsmen
03. Song of Scarabaeus (Creasy, Sara) {23 Ma 11} — Finn is a former soldier
04. Taste of Magic (Madison, Tracy) {31 Mar 11} — hero’s a cop
05. Bound by Shadow (Windsor, Anna) {11 Apr 11} — hero is a cop/detective
06. Red Heat (Bruhns, Nina) {22 Jun 11} — hero is a Russian submarine captain
07. A Regimental Murder (Gardner, Ashley) {27 Aug 11} — Captain Gabriel Lacey is a former British Calvary officer
08. His Majesty’s Dragon (Novik, Naomi) {17 Sep 11} — Will Laurence is a British Naval officer; then an Aerial Corps Officer
09. Viper Moon (Roland, Lee) {29 Sep 11} — Hero’s a cop/detective
10. Bonds of Justice (Singh, Nalini) {23 Oct 11} — Hero’s a cop/detective


At the start of the year, I expected this list to feature more British officers than it does. I have plenty of category romances, including historicals, waiting for my attention.  I thought I’d get more of the shorter books in this year and it hasn’t happened.

The biggest surprise is the Russian submarine captain (Red Heat). I saw a review for the book, ordered it, and started to read it as soon as it arrived.

All in all, it was a fun challenge and I’m pleased how it turned out, even if it wasn’t the way I thought it would!

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