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Apr 15, 2017 02:23PM

8361 Princesses by Flora Fraser
Wild Magic (#1) by Tamora Pierce
A String of Beads (#8) by Thomas Perry
Started in Dec '15:
Wise Man's Fear (#2) by Patrick Rothfuss
Started in Jan '16:
Queen of the Tearling (#1) by Erika Johansen
Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Started in May '16:
Theft of Swords (#1) by Michael J. Sullivan
Started in Jun '16:
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Abaddon's Gate (#3) by James S. A. Corey
Long Game (#2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Started in Jul '16:
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
Too Like the Lightning (#1) by Ada Palmer
Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee
Philosopher Kings (#2) by Jo Walton
Started in Aug '16:
Obelisk Gate (#2) by N. K. Jemisin
Started in Oct '16:
Hammer of Thor (#2) by Rick Riordan
Illusions of Grandeur (#1) by Kanathia
Paper by Mark Kurlansky
Natural History of Dragons (#1) by Marie Brennan
Started in Nov '16:
Naturals (#1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Just One Damned Thing After Another (#1) by Jodi Taylor
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
Started in Dec '16:
Witches by Stacy Schiff
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Started in Jan:
Austere Academy (#5) by Lemony Snicket
Inside Joss' Dollhouse by Jane Espenson
Red Country (#6) by Joe Abercrombie
Ancillary Justice (#1) by Ann Leckie
Arabella of Mars (#1) by David D. Levine
Gods of Gotham (#1) by Lyndsay Faye
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Started in Feb:
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor
Book of the Unnamed Midwife (#1) by Meg Elison
Started in Mar:
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Book by Kevin Houston
Victoria by Julia Baird
Started in May:
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Forest Mage (#2) by Robin Hobb
The Shadowed Sun (#2) by N. K. Jemisin
Jul 06, 2016 02:13PM

8361 Abaddon's Gate (#3) by James S. A. Corey
The Churn (#0.2) by James S. A. Corey
The Obelisk Gate (#2) by N. K. Jemisin
The Warrior Heir (#1) by Cinda Williams Chima
Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
Life Debt (#2) by Chuck Wendig
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
10-6. About astronomy OR where the characters navigate by the stars - deals a lot with both - The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (12/17/15)
25-5. 1) Graphic memoir AND 2) traditional prose memoir - Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash (10/28/15); Sounds Like Me by Sara Bareilles (12/18/15)

Total Points: 180/480
Books Finished: 23/43
Tasks Completed: 16/34
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
5-2. An oxymoron in the title - Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger (12/1/15)
10-7. Main character was unusually mature at a young age - The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde (12/3/15)

Total Points: 145/480
Books Finished: 20/43
Tasks Completed: 14/34
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
15-5. Main character gambles - Mad Ship by Robin Hobb (11/9/15)
5-5. “Important” enough to have a whiffler (royalty) - Winter by Marissa Meyer (11/16/15)

Total Points: 130/480
Books Finished: 18/43
Tasks Completed: 12/34
8361 Sara wrote: "Does anyone have suggestions for books you can read for 5.1? I've tried to find a novel that has either a desert tree or a cactus on the cover, but haven't found any."

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman has cactus flowers on the cover.
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
5-7. A character who is an avid reader - This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (9/10/15)
10-3. Book in a trilogy - Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb (10/6/15)
10-1. Attracted to w/ a “healthy vigor” - Gumption by Nick Offerman (10/10/15)
15-3. Underdog character - Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb (10/14/15)
5-1. A cactus on the cover - Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (10/17/15)
15-6. Takes place on/near an ocean, is about something that dwells in the ocean OR has an ocean on the cover (all of the above) - Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb (10/19/15)
15-2. Character that doesn't talk a lot - The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (10/26/15)
15-7. Hook shaped object on the cover - The Marvels by Brian Selznick (10/27/15)
15-1. Smarmy main character - Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (10/28/15)
5-6. An outrageous character - Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger (11/8/15)

Total Points: 110/480
Books Finished: 14/43
Tasks Completed: 10/34
Nov 05, 2015 02:36PM

8361 The Wise Man's Fear (#2) by Patrick Rothfuss
Queen of Shadows (#4) by Sarah J. Maas
Empire of Storms (#5) by Sarah J. Maas
The Fixer (#1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Long Game (#2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Naturals (#1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Killer Instinct (#2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
All In (#3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Bad Blood (#4) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Heist Society (#1) by Ally Carter
Uncommon Criminals (#2) by Ally Carter
Double Crossed (#2.5) by Ally Carter
Perfect Scoundrels (#3) by Ally Carter
The Grift of the Magi (#3.5) by Ally Carter
Untitled (#4) by Ally Carter - pub. ?
Oct 12, 2015 08:08PM

8361 City of Dragons (#3) by Robin Hobb
Blood of Dragons (#4) by Robin Hobb
The Willful Princess & the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb
Forest Mage (#2) by Robin Hobb
Renegade's Magic (#3) by Robin Hobb
Fool's Assassin (#1) by Robin Hobb
Fool's Quest (#2) by Robin Hobb
Assassin's Fate (#3) by Robin Hobb
The Hammer of Thor (#2) by Rick Riordan
Sep 03, 2015 11:58PM

8361 *Kelly R.

FALL/WINTER CHALLENGE (9/1/15-2/29/16):
5-1. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
5-2. Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger
5-3. Heist Society by Ally Carter
5-4. Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
5-5. Winter by Marissa Meyer
5-6. Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
5-7. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
5-8. Say Yes to the Death by Susan McBride
10-1. Gumption by Nick Offerman
10-2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
10-3. Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
10-4. Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts
10-5. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
10-6. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
10-7. The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde
10-8. Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
15-1. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
15-2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
15-3. Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
15-4. The Birth House by Ami McKay
15-5. Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
15-6. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
15-7. The Marvels by Brian Selznick
15-8. Nora's Pride by Carol Stephenson
20-1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
20-2. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
20-2. Possession by A. S. Byatt
25-1. The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
25-1. Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
25-2. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
25-2. Fire by Kristin Cashore
25-3. Mort by Terry Pratchett
25-3. Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb
25-4. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafón
25-4. Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
25-5. Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash; Sounds Like Me by Sara Bareilles
25-6. Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie
25-6. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
25-7. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
25-7. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
25-8. All Fall Down by Ally Carter
25-8. Illuminae by Kaufman & Kristoff

Total Points: 180/480
Books Finished: 23/43
Tasks Completed: 16/34
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
25-6. Fluff, fun read without major enlightenment; Considered to be informational &/or inspiring - Fables: Deluxe Edition, Book Ten by Bill Willingham (7/10); Harry, a History by Melissa Anelli (8/26)

Total Points: 480
Books Finished: 43
Tasks Completed: 34
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
15-5. Word in the title with one letter “sandwiched” between two of the same letters - Armada by Ernest Cline (8/11)
15-7. Neither the title nor the author's name have an L - Dry Bones by Craig Johnson (8/20)
20-2. a) J. K. Rowling (or Robert Galbraith) book; AND b) Published by Knopf - a) The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (8/22); b) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (3/21)

Total Points: 455/480
Books Finished: 42/43
Tasks Completed: 33/34
Aug 23, 2015 04:42PM

8361 The Lost Metal (#4) by Brandon Sanderson - pub. ?
Queen of Shadows (#4) by Sarah J. Maas
Empire of Storms (#5) by Sarah J. Maas
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
5-7. Song title AND POST the song along with the book - The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (8/5) - "The Fixer" by Pearl Jam
10-7. About someone who has passed (and a lot of ghosts and villians who are dead) - Grave Peril by Jim Butcher (8/5)

Total Points: 405/480
Books Finished: 39/43
Tasks Completed: 30/34
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
25-8. Favorite author (Bill Willingham) AND Favorite genre (Fantasy) - Peter & Max by Bill Willingham & Steve Leialoha (7/14); The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (6/30)
5-6. About a sport that isn’t mainstream or about an athlete that plays or played that sport. It can be fictional. - Harry Potter, Quidditch athlete - Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (7/18)
5-8. Originally published in the 1980s - 1985 - Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (7/18)
10-6. Local author (Oregon) - In the Shadows of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (7/19)
25-7. 1) About something I've always wanted to try - Writing about pop culture; 2) About something I've never really been interested in trying & see if it changes my attitude - law enforcement (it didn't change my mind) - 1) Chicks Unravel Time by Stanish & Myles (7/20); 2) Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (7/18)
5-3. Gamer protagonist - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (7/22)
15-3. Has 2 or more words in the title that start with the same letter - Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (8/1)

Total Points: 390/480
Books Finished: 37/43
Tasks Completed: 28/34
Jul 17, 2015 11:44PM

8361 BBC’s Big Read (found this list on ramblingsofanelfpire blog):
This is the BBC top 200 books that they say everyone should read. I would like to make my way through this list.
1. The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
2. Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire - J. K. Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh - A. A. Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
10. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
11. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
13. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
18. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres
20. War & Peace - Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone - J. K. Rowling
23. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets - J. K. Rowling
24. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
25. The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
26. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch - George Eliot
28. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
29. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31. The Story of Tracy Beaker - Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
35. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion - Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma - Jane Austen
41. Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm - George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
48. Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers - Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice & Men - John Steinbeck
53. The Stand - Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The BFG - Roald Dahl
57. Swallows & Amazons - Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
60. Crime & Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts & Crosses - Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
63. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCollough
65. Mort - Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton
67. The Magus - John Fowles
68. Good Omens - Pratchett & Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett
70. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
71. Perfume - Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch - Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda - Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
77. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses - James Joyce
79. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
80. Double Act - Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits - Roald Dahl
82. I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
83. Holes - Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast - Mervyn Peake
85. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel - Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
89. Magician - Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather - Mario Puzo
92. The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel
93. The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine - Anya Seton
96. Kane & Abel - Jeffrey Archer
97. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls in Love - Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
100. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
101. Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K. Jerome
102. Small Gods - Terry Pratchett
103. The Beach - Alex Garland
104. Dracula - Bram Stoker
105. Point Blanc - Anthony Horowitz
106. The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
107. Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz
108. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
109. The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth
110. The Illustrated Mum - Jacqueline Wilson
111. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
112. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ - Sue Townsend
113. The Cruel Sea - Nicholas Monsarrat
114. Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
115. The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
116. The Dare Game - Jacqueline Wilson
117. Bad Girls - Jacqueline Wilson
118. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
119. Shogun - James Clavell
120. The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
121. Lola Rose - Jacqueline Wilson
122. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
123. The Forsyte Saga - John Galsworthy
124. House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
125. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
126. Reaper Man - Terry Pratchett
127. Angus, Thongs & Full-Frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison
128. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
129. Possession - A. S. Byatt
130. The Master & Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
131. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
132. Danny the Champion of the World - Roald Dahl
133. East of Eden - John Steinbeck
134. George’s Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl
135. Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett
136. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
137. Hogfather - Terry Pratchett
138. The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan
139. Girls in Tears - Jacqueline Wilson
140. Sleepovers - Jacqueline Wilson
141. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
142. Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson
143. High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
144. It - Stephen King
145. James & the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl
146. The Green Mile - Stephen King
147. Papillon - Henri Charriere
148. Men at Arms - Terry Pratchett
149. Master & Commander - Patrick O’Brian
150. Skeleton Key - Anthony Horowitz
151. Soul Music - Terry Pratchett
152. Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett
153. The Fifth Elephant - Terry Pratchett
154. Atonement - Ian McEwan
155. Secrets - Jacqueline Wilson
156. The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier
157. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - Ken Kesey
158. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
159. Kim - Rudyard Kipling
160. Cross Stitch - Diana Gabaldon
161. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
162. River God - Wilbur Smith
163. Sunset Song - Lewis Grassic Gibbon
164. The Shipping News - Annie Proulx
165. The World According to Garp - John Irving
166. Lorna Doone - R. D. Blackmore
167. Girls Out Late - Jacqueline Wilson
168. The Far Pavilions - M. M. Kaye
169. The Witches - Roald Dahl
170. Charlotte’s Web - E. B. White
171. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
172. They Used to Play on Grass - Venables & Williams
173. The Old Man & the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
174. The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
175. Sophie’s World - Jostein Gaarder
176. Dustbin Baby - Jacqueline Wilson
177. Fantastic Mr Fox, Roald Dahl
178. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
179. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Richard Bach
180. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery
181. The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson
182. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
183. The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
184. Silas Marner - George Eliot
185. American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
186. The Diary of a Nobody - George & Weedon Grossmith
187. Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
188. Goosebumps - R. L. Stine
189. Heidi - Johanna Spyri
190. Sons & Lovers - D. H. Lawrence
191. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
192. Man & Boy - Tony Parsons
193. The Truth - Terry Pratchett
194. The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
195. The Horse Whisperer - Nicholas Evans
196. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
197. Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett
198. The Once & Future King - T. H. White
199. The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
200. Flowers in the Attic - V. C. Andrews

Finished: 55
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
5-5. About an inventor of some sort - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (7/6)
15-4. Go to the library & pick a book from the shelves at random - Storm Front by Jim Butcher (7/7)
10-4. Funny & about a comedian - Yes Please by Amy Poehler (7/9)
25-3. About a mother AND about a father - The World Forgot by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal (5/20); Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (7/10)

Total Points: 300/480
Books Finished: 28/43
Tasks Completed: 21/34
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
15-2. An author who is completely new to me - Graceling by Kristin Cashore (6/4)
25-4. By an author that shares my birthday month (March - Lois Lowry b. 3/20/27) AND Coincides with my birth order (I'm the oldest) - Son by Lois Lowry (3/19); Levathan Wakes (#1) by James S. A. Corey (6/12)
10-5. Great first line And Post that line - Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson (7/1); POST: "So, there I was, tied to an altar made from outdated encyclopedias, about to get sacrificed to the dark powers by a cult of evil Librarians."

Total Points: 245/480
Books Finished: 24/43
Tasks Completed: 17/34
Jun 11, 2015 11:06PM

8361 Abaddon's Gate (#3) by James S. A. Corey
The Churn (#0.2) by James S. A. Corey
Cibola Burn (#4) by James S. A. Corey
Nemesis Games (#5) by James S. A. Corey
The Vital Abyss (#3.5) by James S. A. Corey
Babylon's Ashes (#6) by James S. A. Corey
Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud
Making Comics by Scott McCloud
8361 *Kelly R.

Finished:
10-3. About blossoming love or with a flower on the cover - A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas (5/28) - has both a flower on the cover and a story of "blossoming love."
20-1. Past group read; AND posted to the general discussion thread - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (6/1); Post: This was a re-read for me. I'd forgotten a lot of things about it (I finished it the first time in December of 2008), but I loved it just as much as I remembered I did. They way Markus Zusak uses language is just so beautiful. I've recently read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and saw a lot of kinship between these two very different authors in the way they use language.

Total Points: 195/480
Books Finished: 20/43
Tasks Completed: 14/34
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