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text 2017-12-01 20:13
November 2017: Books Read

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Well I read 24 books this month. I finally also hit my reading goal this month. i completed reading 337 books. I also slowed down on reading this month. I got a new position and have been uber busy. I am going to have to try to catch up on some planned reads for the month of December.

 

5 stars

Poison in Paddington by Samantha SilverLa Belle Sauvage by Philip PullmanShrill by Lindy WestWhat Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

B is for Burglar by Sue GraftonE is for Evidence by Sue GraftonC is for Corpse by Sue GraftonG is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

4 stars

The Fold by Peter ClinesSummer at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie JohnsonBroken Homes by Ben AaronovitchNeverwhere by Neil Gaiman

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

 

3 stars

The Cosy Teashop in the Castle by Caroline RobertsD is for Deadbeat by Sue GraftonF is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton

 

2 stars

 

Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie JohnsonThe Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa SeeStartup by Doree ShafrirDefy the Stars by Claudia Gray

A Thin Dark Line by Tami HoagFoxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

 

1 star

The Cosy Christmas Teashop by Caroline Roberts

 

I also managed to get through all of the tasks for the 16 Festive Tasks. I plan on going around again one more time if I have time. Got kind of stuck and have not had a chance to do a square this past week. 

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text 2017-11-03 15:12
Books I Read This Month (October 2017)

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Couple days behind my monthly books read post. I read 25 books this month. Two of the books were DNFs. I have read 324 books out of my goal of 337 books and I am at 96 percent completion. 


5 stars

 

Between Sisters by Cathy KellyAlpha and Omega (Alpha & Omega, #0.5)Iron Kissed by Patricia BriggsFuriously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Miss Marple 3-Book Collection 1 by Agatha ChristieTales of the Peculiar by Ransom RiggsA Murder Is Announced by Agatha ChristieA Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

 

 

4 stars

 

 

Hangsaman by Shirley JacksonThe Cruelest Month by Louise PennyWhispers Under Ground by Ben AaronovitchA Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

The Little Stranger by Sarah WatersBetter Off Wed by Laura Durham

 

 

3 stars

 

It Started with Paris by Cathy KellyBury Your Dead by Louise Penny

 

2 stars

 

Wild Seed by Octavia E. ButlerWith Malice by Eileen CookThe Secret Woman by Victoria Holt

 

1 star

 

Stinger77 Shadow Street by Dean KoontzInto the Water by Paula Hawkins

 

DNF

 

Interior Darkness by Peter StraubWoman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

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text 2017-10-13 15:54
Books I Read This Month (September 2017)

Sorry. Due to work travel I am behind schedule with a lot of posts.


Hope you enjoy seeing a lot of me on the dashboard today.

 

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I read 33 books this month. As of today, I have read 308 books and I am still trying to hit my reading goal of 337 books this year. Next year I am going to keep my goal to 50 books. Or maybe 10. Seriously. I don't like to feel like I am being timed. 


I also realized that I totally petered out of challenges this year because I just got too busy to keep up with them. I haven't check in on the Library Challenge in the past few months. I am still marking my library books on Goodreads, I just don't have the time to go in and link the books read. I will say as of today, I read 147 books from the library, so I am feeling pretty proud.


Next year I plan on getting back to the Goodreads Horror Aficionados and The (Mostly) Dead Writers Society groups and stepping back from doing any Popsugar or any other challenges. I love our bingo and other games (obviously) so with having to track all of that, I just don't want to spread myself too thin. 


How is your 2017 reading goal coming along? 

 

 

5 stars

 

 

 

The Woman at 72 Derry Lane by Carmel HarringtonHellraiser Vol. 1 by Clive BarkerLyra's Oxford by Philip PullmanNight Shift by Stephen King

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha ChristieGhostland by Colin DickeyThrough the Woods by Emily CarrollThe Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada

 

 

4 stars

 

The Willows by Algernon BlackwoodThe Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison AllenThe Bad Seed by William MarchWorld War Z by Max Brooks

 

Blood Bound by Patricia BriggsWhat She Wants by Cathy KellyCarmilla - Classic Illustrated Edition by J. Sheridan Le FanuMoon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

 

Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing HahnThe Narrows by Michael Connelly

 

3 stars

 

Circle of Friends by Maeve BinchyHex by Thomas Olde HeuveltThe Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith DonohueOn the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

 

2 stars

 

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth WareNatchez Burning by Greg IlesThe Thin Man by Dashiell HammettI Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

 

1 star

 

How to Change a Life by Stacey BallisThe Street Where You Live by Roisin MeaneyDeeper than the Dead by Tami HoagA Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

 

DNF

 

The May Queen Murders by Sarah JudeThe Likeness by Tana French

 

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text 2017-08-31 15:02
August 2017 Books Read

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Well I ended up reading 22 books this month! I feel a bit sluggish and am excited that Halloween Bingo 2017 is happening right now. I need some new material. I had a lot of 5 and 3 star books this month. 

 

5 stars

 

And Never Let Her Go by Ann RuleA Fatal Grace by Louise PennyIn the Woods by Tana FrenchY is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

A Good Marriage by Stephen KingBird Box by Josh Malerman

 

4 stars

 

Empty Promises and Other True Cases by Ann RuleThe Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

 

3 stars

 

The Thing About Love by Julie JamesSomething Blue by Emily GiffinBeach Lawyer by Avery DuffBlood Rites by Jim Butcher

Momfriends by Ariella PapaThe Devil in Silver by Victor LaValleA Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang

 

2 stars

 

Something Borrowed by Emily GiffinDon't Look Behind You by Ann RuleP.S. from Paris by Marc LevyTwenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

 

1 star

 

Lying in Wait by Ann RuleThe Good Guy by Dean Koontz

 

DNF

 

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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text 2017-08-01 14:32
July 2017 Books Read
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay
Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James

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I honestly did not get a chance to read that many books. I had a lot of work commitments and not too many things spoke to me. 

 

I read 27 books for the month of July. One of those was a DNF though. I have to start setting aside books I don't enjoy. It's kind of a pain to force read something that you are feeling meh about. 

 

 

5 stars

 

The I-5 Killer by Ann RuleThe Changeling by Victor LaValleHunger by Roxane GayThe Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

City of Bones by Michael ConnellyWatership Down by Richard AdamsBad Feminist by Roxane Gay

 

4 stars

 

Rivers of London by Ben AaronovitchHungry Heart by Jennifer WeinerThe Kill Room by Jeffery DeaverAstrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie FlaggThe Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy TanWTF by Cathy YardleyThe Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

 

3 stars

 

Lowcountry Bonfire by Susan M. BoyerThe Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison AllenMaeve's Times by Maeve BinchyThe Dark Tower by Robin Furth

 

2 stars

 

Buns by Alice ClaytonThe Skin Collector by Jeffery DeaverDescent by Tim JohnstonThe Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver

Sons by Pearl S. Buck

 

1 star

 

Once and for All by Sarah DessenFifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

 

DNF

 

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

 

I have to say my favorite book was by far Roxane Gay's "Hunger". My least favorite had to be E.L. James, "Fifty Shades of Grey." 

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