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Lisarenee | 8415 comments

I'm sure all of you know novella is just a fancy name for short story. Now I don't know about anyone else, but sometimes I really don't wish to read every single short story in the anthology I bring home from the library. If you're like me and would like to keep track of the Novellas you do read then this is the challenge for you. Make sure to list the names of the Novellas, the name of the Anthology book which it's associated with (if there is one), and the author who wrote the Novella. Happy reading.

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JanBreesmom (goodreadscomJanBreesmom) | 60 comments JanBreesmom's Novellas (Short Stories) Read 2012

1) Dark Dream: A Beautiful Creatures Story {75 pg}

2) Pegasus from Greek Mythology adapted by Doris Orgel

3) Father Mine: Zsadist and Belle's Story by J.R. Ward

4) With Morning Comes Mistfall from Dreamsongs I by George R.R. Martin

5) The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami

6) The Famous Union ; by Michael Meyer {118 pg}

7) The Gentle Brush of Wings: A Short Story from Defining Moments by David Niall Wilson

8) The Viscount and the Witch: A Riyria Chronicles Short Story (#1) by Michael J. Sullivan

9) Eternal Blood: The Mark of the Vampire by Laura Wright

10) Shackled by Debra Anastasia

11) How to Understand What Your Cat is Really Saying to You by Valerie Sztrausberg

12) One Word Answers by Charlaine Harris

13) Ritual in Death, Book 27.5 by J.D. Robb

14) Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story by Veronica Roth

15) Black Dagger Brotherhood: Slices of Life by J.R. Ward


Dream Dark (Caster Chronicles, #2.5) by Kami Garcia, Father Mine  Zsadist and Bella's Story (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6.5) by J.R. Ward, With Morning Comes Mistfall by George R.R. Martin, The Elephant Vanishes  Free Short Story by Haruki Murakami, The Gentle Brush of Wings by David Niall Wilson, The Viscount and the Witch by Michael J.  Sullivan, Eternal Blood (Mark of the Vampire, #2.5) by Laura Wright, The Famous Union by Mike Meyer, Shackled  by Debra Anastasia, Ritual in Death (In Death, #27.5) by J.D. Robb

JanBreesmom (goodreadscomJanBreesmom) | 60 comments I've recently found that reading a short story in between longer books clears and refreshes my mind from the last book. It's short, neatly self-contained story, usually setting a spark in my brain about a new idea.

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Kellyflower | 264 comments Kellyflower's 2012 List
Before by Cambria Hebert (Heven and Hell series)
Tortured by Caragh M. O'Brien (Birthmarked Trilogy)
Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent)
Among the Nameless Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars 0.5)

message 5: by Tricia (last edited Jan 26, 2012 06:17PM) (new)

Tricia (TriciaSchneider) | 90 comments Yep! I enjoy reading short stories. I never thought about keeping track of them, so this interests me.

Tricia's 2012 Novella List
1.Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong 8 novellas: 387 pgs total 01/13/12
2.Demonology by Kelley Armstrong 20 pgs 01/16/12
3.Fury by Anya Bast 38 pgs 01/17/12
4.Tapestry by Lynn Kurland, Madeline Hunter, Karen Marie Moning, and Sherrilyn Kenyon 4 novellas: 358 pgs total 01/23/12
Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong Demonology (Otherworld Shorts #3) by Kelley Armstrong Fury (Otherkin, #1) by Anya Bast Tapestry (Includes  Dark-Hunter, #1.5; Were-Hunter, #0; Highlander, #8) by Lynn Kurland

Lisarenee | 8415 comments This is going to be a great place to go to find out about novellas related to series. Somehow I tend to miss them and you can almost always tell when that happens because you can sense you missed something as you read the next book in the series.

Ashley ~twisted_illusions~ (twisted_illusions) | 69 comments Ashley's Novellas Read in 2012
1. Fury by Anya Bast 1/4/12
2. Tranquility by Anya Bast 1/4/12
3. Beauty Touched the Beast by Skye Warren 1/11/12
4. Bikini Shopping with Stepdaughter: Hot Sex Story by Greg P. Davies 1/16/12
5. Santa Enters the Back Door by Whiskey McNaughton 1/16/12
6. Bad to the Bone by Vivi Anna 1/18/12
7. Super Hot Erotica: Volume 1 by Michael Pacifica 10 stories 1/16/12 - 1/20/12
Fury (OtherKin) by Anya Bast Tranquility (Otherkin, #2) by Anya Bast Beauty Touched the Beast by Skye Warren Bikini Shopping with Stepdaughter  Hot Sex Story by Greg P. Davies Santa Enters the Back Door by Whiskey McNaughton Bad to the Bone by Vivi Anna Super Hot Erotica  Volume 1  by Michael Pacifica

Jex (Jexball) | 2267 comments Might as well keep track...I'd like to read at least one a month to knock some of the free ones I got off my TBR.

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne

message 9: by Sandy (last edited Jan 27, 2012 01:27PM) (new)

Sandy | 112 comments I'd like to see how many I read during the year.

1. Easy Pickings by C.E. Murphy 1/20
2.Something Wikkid This Way Comes by Nicole Peeler 1/27
3. The Playground by Ray Bradbury 1/27

message 10: by Jackie (last edited Mar 26, 2012 07:58AM) (new)

Jackie I like this idea.
Jackie's 2012 Short Story and Novella List

1.The Djinn's Dilemma by Mina Khan 1/18/12
2.Playing Easy to Get by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jaid Black, Kresley Cole (3 novellas) 2/15/12
3.The Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld 0.5) 2/23/12
4.Unlocked by Courtney Milan (Turner 1.5) 3/7/12
5. Behind the Courtesan’s Mask by Marguerite Kaye 3/26/12

The Djinn's Dilemma by Mina Khan Playing Easy to Get (Includes  B.A.D. Series, #1.5; Vikings Underground, #3; Immortals After Dark, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Darkest Fire (Lords of the Underworld, #0.5 Prequel) by Gena Showalter Unlocked (Turner, #1.5) by Courtney Milan Behind the Courtesan’s Mask by Marguerite Kaye

message 11: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2013 06:48AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1258 comments I'm not really into short stories (or anthologies) but I find I own a lot of them and really need to get reading them. So here goes...

1. The First Dragoneer - M.R. Mathias 2/4
2. Delicate Freakn' Flower - Eve Langlais 2/28
3. Jude Outlaw - Jan Springer 2/29
4. A Familiar Face - Marie Harte 2/29
5. Curran - Gordon Andrews 2/29
6. Fathers and Sons - Gordon Andrews 2/29
7. Unbound - anthology 3/16
8. A World Apart - Nora Roberts 3/22
9. Haunted by Your Touch - anthology 3/26
10. Midsummer Night's Magic - anthology 4/24
11. Beneath the Neon Moon - Theda Black 6/14
12. A Gift of Snow - Missy Maxim 6/17
13. Finding Destiny - Jean Johnson (anthology)8/8
14. Good Girl Seeks Bad Rider - Vonna Harper(anthology) 11/1
15. Chalice of Roses - Jo Beverly (anthology) 11/13
16. My Gay Zombie - Xondra Day 11/15
17. Parallel Fire - Deidre Knight 11/26
18. Into the Dark - Gena Showalter (anthology) 12/31

The First Dragoneer (The Dragoneers Saga, #0) by M.R. Mathias Delicate Freakn' Flower (Freakn' Shifters, #1) by Eve Langlais Jude Outlaw (Outlaw Lovers, #1) by Jan Springer A Familiar Face  by Marie Harte Curran  (Curran POV, #1) by Gordon Andrews Fathers and Sons (Curran POV, #2) by Gordon Andrews Unbound by Kim Harrison A World Apart by Nora Roberts Haunted by Your Touch  (Doomsday Brethren #3.5, Moon Chasers, #4.5) by Jeaniene Frost Midsummer Night's Magic (Heartspell) by Emma Craig Beneath the Neon Moon by Theda Black A Gift of Snow by Missy Maxim Finding Destiny (Sons of Destiny, #9) by Jean Johnson Good Girl Seeks Bad Rider by Vonna Harper Chalice of Roses by Jo Beverley My Gay Zombie by Xondra Day Parallel Fire (Midnight Warriors, #5) by Deidre Knight Into the Dark (Lords of the Underworld, #.5, #3.5, Plus Bonus Material) by Gena Showalter


message 12: by Joann (last edited Mar 04, 2012 09:55AM) (new)

Joann | 116 comments It'll be interesting to see how many I read during the year.

Joann's 2012 Novella List

1. (Steampunk Chronices #0.5) The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross, 02.01.12 ★★★
2. (Iron Fey #1.5) Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa, 02.02.12 ★★★
3. (Soul Screamer #0.5) My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent, 02.02.12 ★★★
4. (In Death #33.5) Chaos In Death in The Unquiet by J.D. Robb, 03.02.12 ★★★★

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles, #0.5) by Kady Cross Winter's Passage (Iron Fey, #1.5) by Julie Kagawa My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers, #0.5) by Rachel Vincent The Unquiet (includes In Death, #33.5) by J.D. Robb

Jeri Stallard | 13 comments Might as well keep track of them also even though they are part of my other challenges. I'm going to add up the page count also

Running page count : 635
1. Houdini's Last Illusion by Steven Savile 01/10 (96)
2. Crossing the Line by Stephen Jay Schwartz 03/13 (21)
3. The Auction by Joe Brimingham 03/14 (24)
4. Perfect Crime by Jack Erickson 03/14 (21)
5. With This Ring by T. A. Chase 03/14 (53)
6. The 19 Dragons by S. M. Reine 03/20 (64)
7. Wool by Hugh Howey 03/31 (60)
8. Wool 2 by Hugh Howey 04/01 (106)
9. Wool 3 by Hugh Howey 04/02 (120)
10. An East End Murder by Charles Finch 04/10 (45)
11. Dandy Detects by M. Louisa Locke 05/06 (25)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15299 comments LOL! How could that be, Robin?

♥Robin ♥ (Scoobydoo0811) | 748 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "LOL! How could that be, Robin?"

LOL IDK...simply amazing isn't it :D

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♥Robin ♥ (Scoobydoo0811) | 748 comments Updated Post 14

I forgot to add my goal LOL on my original post but I am trying to read 50 novellas on my kindle by December 31st.

Completed 25/50

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Hasien | 14 comments Can't wait to post!

Hasien's Novellas

1.The Queen of Frost and Darkness - 3/28
2.New Breed (#1) - 3/30
3.Ember - 3/29
4.Upon A Tide of Wintry Morn - 3/29
5.Tatianna - 3/5
6.After the Storm - 2/20
7.Staking His Claim - 4/6
8.Something Wet beach House - 4/10
9.Fury - 4/11
10.Tranquility - 4/11
11.A Dragon's Honor - 9/5
12.The Rebel - 9/2
13.Sherry's Wolf - 8/25
14.Photographs & Phantoms - 3/3
15.Incubus Hunter - 3/24
16.The Darkest Fire - 9/5
17.Bewitching the Werewolf - 4/14
18.Sweet Dreams - 4/22
19.Forever Irish - 3/3
20.Fling in Paris - 8/28

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JanBreesmom (goodreadscomJanBreesmom) | 60 comments JanBreesmom wrote: " JanBreesmom's Novellas (Short Stories) Read 2012

1) Dark Dream: A Beautiful Creatures Story {75 pg}

2) Pegasus from Greek Mythology adapted by Doris Orgel

3) Father Mine: Zsadist and..." by JR Ward

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