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message 1: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) I have just found this challenge so have quite a few books already read. I like the idea of reading just off of my shelves. The last time I counted there are 400+ books waiting on me to read...some I have gotten just this year but most of them have been sitting there for years waiting on me to say you next.


message 2: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) January

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenmium, #1) by Stieg Larsson
2. The E-Book Murders (Global Crime Prevention Unit, #1) by A. D. Vates
3. Bake Sale Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #13) by Leslie Meier
4. The Mouse and The Christmas Cake, author unknown
5. Body Double (Jane Rizzoli & Mauri Isles, #4) by Tess Gerritsen
6. Vanish (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles, #5) by Tess Gerritsen
7. Freaks Rizzoli & Isles, #8.5) by Tess Gerritsen
8. The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles, #6) by Tess Gerritsen
9. Letters from Alcatraz by Michael Esslinger
10. Death on demand (Death on Demand Mystery, #1) by Carolyn Hart


message 3: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) February

11. Bubba and the Dead Woman (Bubby Snoddy, #1) by C. L. Bevill
12. Here There Be Dragons (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #28) by John Peel
13. Saddled with Trouble by Michele Scott
14. The 19 Dragons by S. M. Reine
15. Invisible (Ivy Malone Mysteries, #1) by Lorena McCourtney
16. Opal Fire (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #1) by Barbra Annino
17. Mark of the Dragon Queen by Katie W. Stewart
18. Bloodstone (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #2) by Barbra Annino
19. The Witch's Ladder by Dana E. Donovan
20. Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead by Christiana Miller


message 4: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) March

21. A Tale of 3 Witches by Christiana Miller
22. Knot Gneiss by Piers Anthony
23. Bad Luck Cadet by Suzie Ivy
24. The Red-Haired Man by Andrew Delaplaine
25. Celebrity in Death (In Death, #34) by J. D. Robb
26. The Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo
27. The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
28. Sleep Tight by Anne Frasier
29. The Shadow in the Garden by Braden McElroy
30. Salem 1692: What Devils Made Them Do It? by Bruce Watson
31. The Grimm Curse by Stephen Carpenter
32. Dead as Dutch by Rich Docherty


message 5: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) April

33. White Elephant Dead (Death on Demand, #11) by Carolyn Hart
34. You've Been Warned by James Patterson
35. Yankee Doodle Dead (Death on Demand, #10) by Carolyn Hart
36. Driven to Ink (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #3) by Karen E. Olson
37. Doom with a View (Psychic Eye Mystery, #7) by Victoria laurie
38. Design for Murder (Death on Demand, #2) by Carolyn Hart
39. Honeymoon With Murder (Death on Demand, #4) by Carolyn Hart
40. And if Thine Eye Offend Thee by Britt Talley Daniel
41. A Little Class on Murder by Carolyn Hart
42. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson


message 6: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) May

43. Silent Killer (Griffin Powell, #10) by Beverly Barton
44. Something Wicked (Death on Demand, #3) by Carolyn Hart
45. Oracles of Delphi Keep by Victoria Laurie
46. Deadly Valentine (Death on Demand, #6) by Carolyn Hart
47. Who's the Dummy Now? by Terry Fator
48. The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club, #5) by James Patterson
49. Carly's Conspiracy by Diane Capri
50. Dead by Nightfall (Griffin Powell, #13) by Beverly Barton


message 7: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) June

51. The Christie Caper (Death on Demand, #7) by Carolyn Hart
52. Deeply, Desperately (Lucy Valentine, #2) by Heather Webber
53. Southern Ghost (Death on Demand, #8) by Carolyn Hart
54. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
55. Crime Seen (Psychic Eye, #5) by Victoria Laurie
56. Mint Julep Murder (Death on Demand, #9) by Carolyn Hart
57. A Glimpse of Evil (Psychic Eye, #8) by Victoria Laurie


message 8: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) July

58. Sugarplum Dead (Death on Demand, #12) by Carolyn Hart
59. The Last Year in the Life of Marilyn Monroe by Don O'Melveny
60. 11th Hour by James Patterson
61. Always Time to Die (St. Kilda Consulting, #1) by Elizabeth Lowell
62. Death of the Party (Death on Demand, #16) by Carolyn Hart
63. The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond Chandler
64. Dead Days of Summer (Death on Demand, #17) by Carolyn Hart
65. Death Walked In (Death on Demand, #18) by Carolyn Hart
66. The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #5) by Michael Scott
67. You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis
68. Dare to Die (Death on Demand, #19) by Carolyn Hart
69. Murder in Chinatown (A Gaslight Mystery, #9) by Victoria Thompson
70. It by Stephen King


message 9: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) August

71. Billy the Kid and the Vampyres of Vegas by Michael Scott
72. Laughed 'Til He Died (Death on Demand, #20) by Carolyn Hart
73. The Murder of the Century by Paul Collins
74. Murder in Ballyhasset by Grainne Maher
75. Bookplate Special (A Booktown Mystery, #3) by Lorna Barrett
76. Sentenced to Death (A Booktown Mystery, #5) by Lorna Barrett
77. A Vision of Murder (Psychic Eye Mystery, #3) by Victoria Laurie
78. Private by Jame Patterson
79. Murder Takes Time by Giacomo Giammatteo
80. Killer Insight (Psychic Eye Mystery, #4) by Victoria Laurie
81. Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson
82. Death on a Deadline (A Sleuthing Sisters Mystery, #1) by Emma Pearle
83. Very Deadly Yours (Nancy Drew Files, #20) by Carolyn Keene
84. How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
85. Cutting Edge by Robert W. Walker


message 10: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) September

86. Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghers of Ardmore/Irish Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts
87. Tears of the Moon (Gallaghers of Ardmore/Irish Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts
88. Heart of the Sea (Gallaghners of Ardmore/Irish Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Ooh, I loved Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy! I hope you liked/loved them too :) Good luck with the challenge - you're already at #88!


message 12: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) There were a more that I had read that did not meet this challenge rules that I have read...they were ARCs that I have gotten from different places. Also read a couple of newer books with my granddaughters that couldn't go on this list. Went to a garage sale yesterday and picked up more books but I have put them on the bottom of the pile for now...


message 13: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) I did like the trilogy...I like Nora Roberts and have read a lot of her books over the years. I am not a big romance reader but her books just make romance seem like it isn't really a run of the mill romance...

E. wrote: "Ooh, I loved Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy! I hope you liked/loved them too :) Good luck with the challenge - you're already at #88!"


message 14: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) In an effort to figure out how many books I really have on my TBR I have been listing. So far I have 329 listed and I still have to add the rest of my hardback books to have a more accurate count. When I am done I am going to try to get all of the same series together so I can see which ones I am missing before I start reading them.


message 15: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) I entered the last book this morning and have 442 books in house that need to be read. That does not count the ones on my kindle (600+ books). I will add the kindle books as I read them. I don't think that I will be running out of books to read for quite some time in the future. My only problem is that I keep adding to the pile when I find one that I am missing from a series I am reading or the book just calls my name. I am off to see if I can finish another book so I can start the next one.


message 16: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) September
86. Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghers of Ardmore/Irish Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts
87. Tears of the Moon (Gallaghers of Ardmore/Irish Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts
88. Heart of the Sea (Gallaghers of Ardmore/Irish Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts
89. Silenced by the Yams (Barbara Barr Murder Mystery, #3) by Karen Cantwell
90. Murder Under Cover (A Bibliophile Mystery, #4) by Kate Carlisle
91. Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them by Jillian Venters
92. Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts
93. Nailed by Joseph Flynn


message 17: by Hayes (new)

Hayes (hayes13) Almost there! You can do it!


message 18: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) Hayes wrote: "Almost there! You can do it!"

Every year I aim for 100 books and I think that this year I might just make it for once.


message 19: by Ivy (last edited Nov 23, 2012 05:40AM) (new)

Ivy (luvbug) October

94. If Books Could Kill (Bibliophile Mystery, #2) by Kate Carlisle
95. Elvis Has Not Left the Building (Elvis Mystery, #1) by J. R. Rain
96. Gin and Daggers (Murder, She Wrote, #1) by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
97. A Yuletide Murder (Murder, She Wrote, #11) by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
98. We Are Not Eaten by Yaks (An Accidental Adventure, #1) by C. Alexander London
99.


message 20: by Ivy (last edited Dec 19, 2012 07:48AM) (new)

Ivy (luvbug) Books Read that don't meet challenge guidelines

1. The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber (ARC)
2. John Doe by Tess Gerritsen (ebook, published July 2012)
3. Buried in Buttercream (Savannah Reid Mystery, #17) by G. A. McKevett (ebook, published April 1, 2012)
4. Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Teen Detective Series, #1) by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (published Sept 2012)
5. Fifty Shades of Greyby E. L. James (published April 2012, didn't finish total waste of my time)
6. Pages of Sin: A Bibliophile Mystery - An eSpecial from New American Library (Bibliophile Mystery) by Kate Carlisle (published Jan 2012, had to read it since it is the next book in the series)
7. Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles, #10) by Tess Gerritsen (published August 2012, had to read it since it was the next book in the series and I just could not wait till next year to read it.)
8. Delusion in Death (In Death, #35) by J.D. Robb (published September, 11, 2012, had to read it since it is a series that I really like)
9. A Charming Potion by Tonya Kappes (Published 2012, won this one in an online giveaway so had to give it a try.
10. Ask Aunt Emma a Third Time by Carol Costa (published 2012, had to read it for another challenge)


message 21: by Ivy (last edited Nov 27, 2012 01:42PM) (new)

Ivy (luvbug) November:

99. Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead (Delilah Dickinson Literary Tour Mystery, #1) by Livia J. Washburn
100. Trick or Treachery (Murder, She Wrote, #14) by Jessica Fletcher
101. Murder Off The Books (Sullivan Investigations Mystery, #1) by Evelyn David
102. Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13) by Joanne Fluke


message 22: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) Now to see how many over the 100 mark I can go...still have a little over a month to go so I am sure I can read at least three or four more...I am off to see how many over I can go.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Ivy wrote: "Books Read that don't meet challenge guidelines

1. The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber (ARC)
2. John doe by Tess Gerritsen (ebook, published July 2012)
3. Buried in Buttercream (Savannah Re..."


I just bought The Inn at Rose Harbor for my MIL for Christmas. Did you enjoy reading it, Ivy?


message 24: by Hayes (new)

Hayes (hayes13) Yay Ivy. You made it!


message 25: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) Jeannette wrote: "Ivy wrote: "Books Read that don't meet challenge guidelines

1. The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber (ARC)
2. John doe by Tess Gerritsen (ebook, published July 2012)
3. Buried in Buttercream ..."


I just bought The Inn at Rose Harbor for my MIL for Christmas. Did you enjoy reading it, Ivy?


I am not one of Macomber's biggest fans but I really liked this one. She has a way with the words that kept me reading...I had trouble putting it down which I don't usually have a problem reading her books.


message 26: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) 103. Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyess, #4) by Rhys Bowen
104. Panning For Murder (Murder, She Wrote, #28) by Jessica Fletcher


message 27: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) I have read a total of 113 books so far this year. 104 of those books qualified for this challenge. 9 were published this year so did not qualify. I had a lot of fun reading them and getting them off of my shelf. I am going to aim again for 100 books with the hope that I will again be able to meet this goal and hopefully surpass it.


message 28: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) I added another book to the don't fit this challenge pile.

Ask Aunt Emma a Third Time by Carol Costa. Good book, action kept right on coming. Read this one in two days because I couldn't put it down.


message 29: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (luvbug) 105. Murder Takes the Cake by Evelyn David This is going to be the last one for this year. I look forward to an even bigger reading year in 2013.


message 30: by Ivy (last edited Dec 31, 2012 09:02PM) (new)

Ivy (luvbug) 106. Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke Didn't think I would be able to finish this one this year but I took the time this afternoon to finish it.

I read a total of 118 books this year, 106 met the rules for this challenge and 12 that did not meet the rules but I still had to read them.

I have already set up a place to post next years books. I am again aiming for 100 books with the hope that I will go over it...of course that all depends on how much time I have to read. Hope to see a lot of you here again next year.


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