2018: What Women Born In The 1970s Have Read So Far This Year

If you're a woman born between 1 January 1970 through until December 31 1979 (which means that in 2018 you turn 39 years - 48 years old), then we'd love for you to keep a record here of all the books you have read so far in 2018 [Not read in any other years, just read in 2018. AND NO AUTHOR SELF-PROMOTION BY VOTING FOR YOUR OWN BOOKS OR GETTING FRIENDS/COLLEAGUES TO VOTE FOR THEM TO MAKE THEM RATE HIGHER - WE WON'T TOLERATE IT AND WE WILL TAKE ACTION IF YOU DO IT].
Your profile must be set to show your gender, age and/or year of birth (to show you are a woman and were really born in the 1970s) to be eligible to vote on this list.

To start with, add in the book you are currently reading if you will finish it in 2018. This will bookmark the page. Please leave the comments section for actual comments.
If you read more than 100 books during the year, then whittle it down to your top 100 read in 2018.


*******************************SPECIAL 2018 70s WOMEN PROJECT******************************

Because next year we will all be in our 40's by 31 December 2019, we are constructing a 'Women Born in the 1970s Birth date Timeline' to celebrate us.

To join in and truly be a part of this list, please email/message List owner Penny the name that you are known by, or, your first name and initial of your surname, along with your date of birth using the name of the month so there is no confusion.

Let's do this - It's going to be an amazing record of us, a Timeline List complete, where each of us will see where we fit in our 70's born women decade.
Imagine how many of us might have the same birthdays???

Truly, let's do this! All you need to provide is the name you want to be known by or are known by on this list, and your date of birth, ie, 'May 21 1974'. Email or message it to me, Penny. I'll add you to our timeline, and at the end of the year, I'll email that complete timeline to all of you who have taken part.
Go on - do it now!

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- Help this list grow strong - invite your female friends born in the 1970s to participate too! -

This list is run annually, and we are now into our seventh year.


Here was the 2017 List Results:
*633 members
*6141 different books read
*240 likes

The top read books were as follows:
1. 'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman with 107 readers
2. 'Big Little Lies' by Liane Moriarty with 87 readers
3. 'The Nightingale' by Kristin Hannah with 84 readers
4. 'The Woman in Cabin 10' by Ruth Ware with 73 readers
5. 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood with 70 readers

'A Man Called Ove' was new into the top 5, 'Big Little Lies' re-emerged into the top probably because of the TV series in 2017, 'The Nightingale' was number 2 in 2016, 'The Woman in Cabin 10' was new into the top 5, and 'The Handmaid's Tale', a classic originally written during the 1980s, came into the top five probably due to the new 2016/2017 audio edition complete with new material added, a new filmed version in 2017, and what was reaction to political speculation of the time in the U.S.A.. The introduction of listing 're-reads' on GoodReads probably helped too.
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5,935 books · 694 voters · list created December 31st, 2017 by Penny (votes) .
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Penny 605 books
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Sharmon 2525 books
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Kristin 929 books
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message 1: by Penny (new)

Penny Here it is my fellow females born in the 70s, the 2018 list up for you! We invite Women born in the 1970s to add their tally of books read in 2018 to this list.
Dos:
Do add the books you've read in 2018 if you are a woman born in the 1970s.

Do invite your female friends born in the same decade (1970s) to join in with us.

Do take part in the conversations we will have.

Don'ts:
Don't vote in this list if you are not a woman born in the 1970s. I shouldn't have to state this, but we do get numskulls who can't read voting in this list when they're not in our criteria range - go haunt or self-promote in another list - there are plenty of them.

Don't self-promote or get friends/publishing/marketing people or spammers to promote a book here. That's not what this list is about and we get angry and vocal about it if you do. It's a sure-fire way to NOT get read by the legitimate users of this list.

Don't skim the list and just 'vote' - please add in the book editions you've read by clicking 'Add Books To This List' and adding from your books read. That way we also get to see the popular-read edition of a book title. Don't panic that in 'adding' a book you create duplicates because we regularly go through the list to amalgamate all the editions. It's easy for us, just a click of a button does it.

OK - there are the rules. I'll add to them if I need to, but here you go, this is the list for 2018.


message 2: by Saturday's (new)

Saturday's Child Thanks for the list Penny I am looking forward to adding my 2018 reads to it.


message 3: by Candiss (new)

Candiss Thanks so much for coordinating this for another year, Penny. Happy 2018 to you!


message 4: by Helen (new)

Helen Happy 2018. Thanks for the new list, it is now book marked.


message 5: by Sharyn (new)

Sharyn You guys are my favorite part of Goodreads! Happy New Year Ladies!


message 6: by Sharla (new)

Sharla Thanks Penny for putting together and maintaining this list. This is my fourth year participating. I love getting ideas for good books. My goal is to have read 50% of the top 100 and 90% of the top 20. Happy Reading!!


Latanya (CraftyScribbles) Yay, we get another year!


message 8: by Penny (new)

Penny Hi Ladies,

Glad you're back too - it is my favourite part of Good Reads hosting this wonderful list. Let's read read read and make it a good year of authentically wonderful reading!!!


message 9: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Thank you for getting the list up! I am feeling a little like a slacker already. I spent the break in my pajamas eating and listening to podcasts....


message 10: by Kendra (new)

Kendra Lisa wrote: "Thank you for getting the list up! I am feeling a little like a slacker already. I spent the break in my pajamas eating and listening to podcasts...."

That sounds perfect, Lisa!


message 11: by Heather (new)

Heather Okay, I need to add a comment to be "notified" when other's comment because that is how I cheat and quickly find this list, by checking my notifications. Thank you, Penny!


message 12: by Penny (new)

Penny Heather wrote: "Okay, I need to add a comment to be "notified" when other's comment because that is how I cheat and quickly find this list, by checking my notifications. Thank you, Penny!"

ALL you have to do is either 'Like' the list or 'vote' for the book you're currently reading if you haven't finished one yet. As long as you finish it in 2018, it counts. I'm really not a fan of 'commenting to be notified' as it might not make an interesting read for those following the comments???


message 13: by Penny (new)

Penny FYI - I've just officially closed the 2017 list - no more voting there please!


message 14: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Wow, 7 days in and we are already over 100 books!


message 15: by Penny (new)

Penny Lisa wrote: "Wow, 7 days in and we are already over 100 books!"

Hopefully all legitimate reads? No-one's 'faves'? I see someone had 7 read within the first week - I hope that they were read in 2018? I trust you all to be honest, so please don't break that trust anyone...


message 16: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Penny wrote: "Lisa wrote: "Wow, 7 days in and we are already over 100 books!"

Hopefully all legitimate reads? No-one's 'faves'? I see someone had 7 read within the first week - I hope that they were read in 201..."


I was thinking the same thing Penny.


message 17: by Heather (new)

Heather I know people who travel and listen to a LOT of audio books. When i am cleaning i go through audio books very quickly.


message 18: by Riina (new)

Riina Mets-Rava I joined goodreads June 2017 and soon after, found this list! This will be my first full year. I read all the top books from the 2017 list in 2017. Looking forward to a full year with you ladies and seeing how my books stack up with the top reads of 2018.


message 19: by Penny (new)

Penny Riina wrote: "I joined goodreads June 2017 and soon after, found this list! This will be my first full year. I read all the top books from the 2017 list in 2017. Looking forward to a full year with you ladies an..."

Oh you are in for some fun - some people are addicted to Facebook, not me, I'm addicted to GoodReads and the best thing I think I've ever done on GoodReads is start this yearly list and look at us, now we're into year 7!


message 20: by Penny (new)

Penny What's with all the Harry Potter reading? Is this reading with/to kids or some phenomenon I'm unaware of?


message 21: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Penny wrote: "What's with all the Harry Potter reading? Is this reading with/to kids or some phenomenon I'm unaware of?"

Penny, do you wait till the end of the year to check the votes? Because i could be wrong, but it seems like some people are just voting for their faves. And you can see by clicking on their name that they haven't entered a finished reading date of 2018.


message 22: by Heather (new)

Heather So June of last year, Pottermore started a HP book club on twitter where they discuss a theme every week. You can join conversations that have already happened or catch up to the new ones. I have gone to HP trivia nights in the past year and have refreshed myself with the books (I skimmed, others re-read all of them, I am sure). New HP adventures, parks, displays open all the time all over the place, so HP isn't dead. Plus, Rana is going in order and has voted 1-4 and is currently reading 5.

Okay, now after going through those 4 people on the list, I can't say the same for everyone. But at least one, I totally believe. And now that I went through checking each person, Penny doesn't have time for that!

The world is based on a certain amount of trust among individuals to allow society to run, while at the same time everyone lies every day even if it is just to make someone feel better. It is the beginning of January, and the list is bound to be much weirder than at the end of the year when high numbers have caused a leveling out of major books that make sense with what everyone else is currently reading. I have faith it will figure itself out.


message 23: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I have not yet read Harry Potter but have many adults friends who are fans. I have 2 audio and 1 physical book so far this year.


message 24: by Helen (last edited Jan 12, 2018 12:14AM) (new)

Helen I loved Harry Potter but read the first 3 when they were given as a gift just after the 3rd one came out and read the rest as they were published. I was surprised at the number of books when I logged in on new year's day so thinking some people might have misunderstood the rules.

It's cold and dark here a lot at the moment so duvet and green tea is going to be powering my reading most nights. I have agoodreads challenge of 50 books so going to need a flying start , I also don't have that many in the read pile so need to find some to add.


message 25: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Helen wrote: "I loved Harry Potter but read the first 3 when they were given as a gift just after the 3rd one came out and read the rest as they were published. I was surprised at the number of books when I logg..."

Can not add pictures here but I have a huge stack next to my bed that I am determined to finish this year.


message 26: by Helen (new)

Helen I had a large pile a couple of years ago and deliberately avoided book shops to not add to it. There is a very satisfying feeling seeing them diminish.


message 27: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Helen wrote: "I had a large pile a couple of years ago and deliberately avoided book shops to not add to it. There is a very satisfying feeling seeing them diminish."

I am having to avoid the library, determined to only check out audio until the stack has been completed.


message 28: by Christin (new)

Christin Hello fellow readers born in the 1970's! Happy 2018! Thank you, Penny, for doing this every year. It is appreciated!


message 29: by Rana (new)

Rana Heather wrote: "So June of last year, Pottermore started a HP book club on twitter where they discuss a theme every week. You can join conversations that have already happened or catch up to the new ones. I have g..."

It's true... I'm reading them in order! I promise. I read them previously, but have been wanting to read them again. I've been using these lists for years, too, so I vow that all of my additions to the list are legit 2018 reads. :-D

Now on to book 6!


message 30: by Helen (new)

Helen I think i need to reread them too Rana, did a Harry Potter quiz and got a 50% score, did better on classic authors!


message 31: by Penny (new)

Penny Wow, I leave this list for a couple of days and the crowd goes wild hehe!
Re: My Potter question - I was curious. I started reading them but find they're not very well written (shoot me, I know, I know, lots of people love them, and the ideas are great, but read them aloud and you can hear that the sentences are not structured well - compare with reading Roald Dahl aloud). I will complete the set I have sitting here one day, but as I've said before, my to-read pile is HUGE. I conceal it well - the unread books take up bookcase space and cupboard space, so no-one coming to my house would suspect unless they opened a cupboard...and, well, I try very hard not to buy more books until the existing pile (just under the 100 mark now) have been read, and I also avoid the library because of that pile. I keep thinking 'What if you died before finishing all these books you bought? What a waste of money that would be!' So I keep attacking the pile and try to be good...

Re: 'People not following the rules' - one of the things I said earlier is that if you want to bookmark this list, all you have to do is 'vote for' the first book you are going to finish in 2018. That is what I myself have done as I've had little time to read so far this year and haven't even finished the one yet! I trust that eventually the 'currently reading' books will become 'read' books.
Those that do 'favourites' are annoying to me because either they can't follow instructions, or they're deliberate sabotage-ists. Either way they're sad, sad people...so sad and sick...
We always find issues at the start of the year but with librarian help we weed them out, and at the end of the year when I do the physical tally, I weed out the lies from the votes to give us the final top 5 tally for that year.

We'll make it through - keep going my friends!


message 32: by Rana (new)

Rana Penny wrote: "Wow, I leave this list for a couple of days and the crowd goes wild hehe!
Re: My Potter question - I was curious. I started reading them but find they're not very well written (shoot me, I know, I ..."


Penny, I can't thank you enough for setting this list up year after year. I really do enjoy seeing what others are reading for the year and comparing it to what I'm reading. I'm fascinated by how current events and upcoming movies influence people's reading choices. I also find it interesting to compare the results of this list to 2 other similar lists I have been participating in.

When I first discovered one of these lists 3 or 4 years ago, I jumped right in and I liked all the books I had read... and then I reread the directions and realized I screwed up, so I undid all my liking and started over with the books I had read that year. I think so many lists are generic or have no description that for a lot of people, it's an instinct to like what you've read. We can only hope those folks will go back to read the description (I mean, we do all like to read, right?)


message 33: by Penny (new)

Penny @Rana - so you were sad and maybe sick :-P but now you're miraculously healed, yay!

Also - I belong to two other year lists as well as running this one (and a fairly new one for Kiwis) and have done so since I was first on here/the lists were first invented. Between us listees I feel like we host this cool block of recorded history (we've never met in the flesh, but in an awkward computer-geeky way I feel like we're bonded by the same love for bringing our lists to you). That would of course be the 'What We've read' and 'What the Over 35s have read' lists (titles paraphrased. If you know of the lists, you know which ones I mean). It never feels like a chore, it is great fun, especially when some good conversation gets going. I really miss the days of people actually emailing each other to talk about their day rather than posting on Facebook. This is like a fab replacement for that isn't it?


message 34: by Penny (new)

Penny I've just checked this morning, and we're currently sitting at my lucky number of 333 books - not comment-worthy to many, but since I noticed it, I had to note it before it changes fast. Keep reading, in the shade my Southern Hemisphere friends, by the fire or heat source you Northern Hemisphere folks :D


message 35: by Helen (new)

Helen Sabotage-ists? Saboteurs is easier to say ;-)

Harry Potter was meant for children so anything that gets them reading is good, don't get me started on the decision to make the films which stops the need for children to read them.

For once a book i have read has been read by someone else, apart from the bestsellers that never happens.


message 36: by Lisa (new)

Lisa so of course several audio books have come available at the library at the same time. I have been on the wait list for a long time on a couple of these so now I will have to binge listen so I can finish them before they are due.


message 37: by Heather (new)

Heather Lisa wrote: "so of course several audio books have come available at the library at the same time. I have been on the wait list for a long time on a couple of these so now I will have to binge listen so I can f..."

This used to happen to me, too! Now I keep almost all of my books on hold for like a week, especially if I am in the middle of listening to one, and just keep 1 or 2 open. Then I take them off hold if I can handle another. Luckily my state library card lets me check out audiobooks for 3 weeks instead of just 2 weeks like my regional library does.


message 38: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Heather wrote: "Lisa wrote: "so of course several audio books have come available at the library at the same time. I have been on the wait list for a long time on a couple of these so now I will have to binge list..."

I was number 29 in line for one of them and 17 for the other, should have known they would still come up at the same time. Listening to the shorter one first and then to tackle the longer one in the hopes that they other book I am still number 12 in line for does not come up in the next day or 2. My library limits audio downloads to 14 days. You can request a renewal but when there is a line for the book you end up back at the end.


message 39: by Penny (new)

Penny Helen wrote: "Sabotage-ists? Saboteurs is easier to say ;-)
"


Ah, but I love to coin new words. I won an award for this one once: Virgomatic - Primarily for the Virgos or the people who live with them, meaning 'Systematic as only a Virgo can be.' Oh, they're Virgomatic, I UNDERSTAND... Me? I'm a Sagittarian. Ain't nothing Virgomatic about me!

And 'Sabotage-ists' compared to 'Saboteurs' - I wanted to give those people an 'ism' really, because I think it is like a disease. Anyone can occasionally be a saboteur, whether they mean to be or not. But a Sabotage-ist can't help it. They feel a strong pull like an addiction, to the point that they believe they are part of a Sabotage-ist movement who must go out and ruin the world.

Such fun!


message 40: by Penny (new)

Penny Lisa wrote: "Heather wrote: "Lisa wrote: "so of course several audio books have come available at the library at the same time. I have been on the wait list for a long time on a couple of these so now I will ha..."

The answer there my friends is to become a night-shift long-haul truck driver. My wife gets through a massive amount of books while driving all night. You might have to put up with backpain and no social life though...plus it can be extremely hard to sleep during the middle of the day. But what would YOU do to be able to read more?


message 41: by Penny (new)

Penny And now on to the book pile - while I was chuffed the other day to say that my book pile total is now under 100, a friend dropped off a pile of books for me to sell only for me to find 5 titles I want to read myself amongst them. AND my uncle is about to deliver five huge boxes of books off to me to sell as well, and you just KNOW there are going to be some classics there I haven't read yet. His whole life collection as well as titles that originally belonged to my grandparents. Oh my, all these 1st world problems to cope with!


message 42: by Penny (new)

Penny Make that ELEVEN huge boxes of books...that is how many turned up here!


message 43: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I keep trying to finish Irena's Children but I am having such a hard time. The book is well written but the subject matter is so heavy. 6 hours left on the audio book.


message 44: by Helen (new)

Helen 11 boxes!!

Sounds like a book I will avoid Lisa.


message 45: by Heather (new)

Heather Lisa wrote: "I keep trying to finish Irena's Children but I am having such a hard time. The book is well written but the subject matter is so heavy. 6 hours left on the audio book."

I have that on hold with my library. That might be one that I check out multiple times and take a month or so in between, after your comment. However, I took a break last June from Small Great Things and I haven't been able to make myself go back. I get too upset just thinking about it.


message 46: by Penny (last edited Jan 24, 2018 12:27PM) (new)

Penny SPECIAL REQUEST OF MY FELLOW 70s LISTEES:

Because next year we will all be in our 40s by 31 December 2019, I'm putting out this request now so that I can construct a timeline to put out for everyone.

Hey you out there - can you please email me your date of birth?
How amazing would it be for us to have a complete list of us and where we fit age-wise?

Let's do this!
All you need to provide is the name you want to be known by or are known by on this list, and your date of birth.
I will start a document that lists us all and where we fit on our 70s list.
And just so you know, I'll put mine right here, right now: Penny G 28 November 1974
All you have to do is message/email me yours and I'll write it on the list.

Go on - do it now!


message 47: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Heather wrote: "Lisa wrote: "I keep trying to finish Irena's Children but I am having such a hard time. The book is well written but the subject matter is so heavy. 6 hours left on the audio book."

I have that on..."


It is the story of Warsaw Poland during WWII. I know she rescues 2500 kids but still the utter depravity of humans really gets to me.


message 48: by Penny (new)

Penny FYI - I've updated our listing to show the project for this year. Thank you everyone who has participated so far.

Come join the birth date timeline fellow 70s women!


message 49: by Helen (new)

Helen Good to see the top of the list has none of the previous favourites so far. I like variety.


message 50: by Penny (new)

Penny Helen wrote: "Good to see the top of the list has none of the previous favourites so far. I like variety."

Me too! Advice to everyone though - I've just finished my first book for the year. Don't read the book I read. 600 pages of wading in the quagmires of mental illness hell...I won't say which book it is, but click on my name and you'll see it (that is, until I read my second book, third, etc etc - then don't confuse it with any other!)...


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