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message 1: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Dec 31, 2012 05:13PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28233 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance Challenge
Think you can 'balance' your book purchases with the money saved from reading books in your existing TBR stack?

No math needed. Instead, let's tally the number of books we read this year ~ Books purchased & read v. Books owned & read in 2013. *Feel free to break up your owned into groups including library borrows and eFreebies. Or, throw those into a separate category for add'l tracking.

How will your scales compare to those in 2012?

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Goal: By the end of 2013, your 'owned/read' stack should be larger or equal to your 'purchased/read' stack. If so, challenge completed successfully. If not, well, there's always next year! ;)

Note: For this challenge, "owned" books include those purchased no later than 31 Dec 2012. If you pre-ordered AND paid for a book prior to the end of year, but received it (by post) after 1/1/2013, it counts as 'owned', not 'purchased' in 2013.

Additionally, members are welcome to include ANY books (even those outside of the PNR/UF genre), if they'd like to get an accurate total for the year; that is totally up to each participant. Therefore, all formats are allowed; re-reads are allowed (and count as an 'owned' read).

Duration: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2013

Post Layout: In an attempt to keep things organized for my OCDemoness, let's all follow the same layout for our master post. Please cut & paste the template below and update it throughout the year.

2013 Striving for Check/Book Balance Challenge
Total books read: #

Purchased & Read: #
[insert cover art for all books here]

Owned & Read: #
[insert cover art for all books here]

Scale Status: This part will vary depending on your #s.
If equal use: #|#
If tipped use: #\# or #/# <--to reflect which way your scale is leaning

Members who join are welcome (and encouraged) to post as many daily/monthly/quarterly updates they'd like to share how they are doing throughout the year. Feel free to share those updates in any format you'd like, just remember to update your master list periodically as well.

For those adventurous types: If you'd make the challenge more challenging, you can guesstimate how many books you'll read (buy v. own) and/or set a goal for yourself. If you do, please mention it in your master post.


message 2: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Feb 13, 2014 01:35PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28233 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Here we go ... New year, new reads! :)

2013 Striving for Check/Book Balance Challenge
Total books read: 233
Purchased & Read: 84
Owned & Read: (67, not incl borrows & freebies) 149
~ Borrowed & Read: 15
~ Freebie & Read: 67



message 3: by Laura (last edited Jan 11, 2014 11:56AM) (new)

Laura | 892 comments Scale Status: 49/37/25


Purchased & Read 2013: 49
Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi AshtonStormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) by Allyson JamesWhite Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly BlackUndeadly (The Reaper Diaries, #1) by Michele VailShadow's Claim (The Dacians, #1) by Kresley ColeThe Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1) by Abbi GlinesThe Vincent Brothers (The Vincent Boys, #2) by Abbi GlinesMidnight Angel (Stokehurst, #1) by Lisa KleypasA Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) by Beth RevisImmortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2; Demonica, #7) by Larissa IoneOnce and Again (Petal, Georgia, #1) by Lauren DaneThe Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora RobertsThirst No. 1 The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice (Thirst, #1) by Christopher PikeThe Witness by Nora RobertsThe First Prophet (Bishop Files, #1) by Kay HooperWould-Be Witch (Southern Witch, #1) by Kimberly FrostPrized (Birthmarked, #2) by Caragh M. O'BrienAwake at Dawn (Shadow Falls, #2) by C.C. HunterThe Eternal Kiss 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire by Trisha TelepMy Sweet Audrina by V.C. AndrewsWrapped (Wrapped, #1) by Jennifer BradburyObsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutIt Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1) by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsDesperate Duchesses (Desperate Duchesses, #1) by Eloisa JamesBath Tangle by Georgette HeyerTwice Tempted (Night Prince, #2) by Jeaniene FrostHüpnotisöör by Lars KeplerThe Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) by Gena ShowalterThe Smoke Thief (Drakon, #1) by Shana AbeThe Pure Land by Alan SpenceThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Storyteller by Jodi PicoultDaimon (Covenant, #0.5) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutLong Hard Ride (Rough Riders, #1) by Lorelei JamesA Werewolf in Manhattan (Wild About You, #1) by Vicki Lewis ThompsonWerewolf in the North Woods (Wild About You, #2) by Vicki Lewis ThompsonWerewolf in Seattle (Wild About You, #3) by Vicki Lewis ThompsonBewitching The Kendra Chronicles by Alex FlinnTry Me (Demon Underground, #2) by Parker BlueSerpent's Kiss (The Beauchamp Family #2) by Melissa de la CruzEverbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi AshtonWerewolf in Denver (Wild About You, #4) by Vicki Lewis ThompsonHeaven, Texas (Chicago Stars, #2) by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsFever (Breathless, #2) by Maya BanksRush (Breathless, #1) by Maya BanksTimeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) by Gail CarrigerThe Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1) by Cassandra Rose ClarkeThe Viking's Sacrifice by Julia KnightThe Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half Moon Hollow, #1) by Molly Harper


Purchased & Read 2012: 37
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefanoFifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. JamesDriving Mr. Dead (Half Moon Hollow, #1.5) by Molly HarperSpell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel HawkinsEternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene FrostBared to You (Crossfire, #1) by Sylvia DayStarcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine AngeliniFinale (Hush, Hush, #4) by Becca FitzpatrickDark Water by Koji SuzukiFifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) by E.L. JamesHigh Stakes (Vegas Vampires, #1) by Erin McCarthySomething About You (FBI / US Attorney, #1) by Julie JamesOne for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet EvanovichAsh by Malinda LoDark and Stormy Knights by P.N. ElrodWhen Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2) by Eloisa JamesCaptivate (Need, #2) by Carrie JonesThe Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2) by Julie KagawaThe Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3) by Julie KagawaEcstasy Unveiled (Demonica, #4) by Larissa IoneI Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus LoreDuchess By Night (Desperate Duchesses, #3) by Eloisa JamesDemon Bound (Black London, #2) by Caitlin KittredgeVanish (Firelight, #2) by Sophie JordanKiss Me, Kill Me (Lucy Kincaid, #2) by Allison BrennanOne Night of Sin (Knight Miscellany, #6) by Gaelen FoleyRise Again A Zombie Thriller by Ben TrippSavor the Moment (Bride Quartet, #3) by Nora RobertsMagic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona AndrewsAngelfall by Susan EeHalf-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutBefore I Fall by Lauren OliverDivergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica RothHeartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail CarrigerSweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1) by Wendy HigginsInescapable (The Premonition, #1) by Amy A. BartolPrince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves, #1) by Quinn Loftis


Owned & Read: 25

Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward Black Out by Lisa Unger The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz Iron Crowned (Dark Swan, #3) by Richelle Mead Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, #1) by Shayla Black Touch of Power (Healer, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1) by C.C. Hunter Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher The Shining (The Shining, #1) by Stephen King Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3) by E.L. James The Wedding (Lairds' Fiancées, #2) by Julie Garwood Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstrom, #2) by Devon Monk Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2) by Brent Weeks City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare For a Few Demons More (The Hollows, #5) by Kim Harrison Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4) by J.R. Ward East of Eden by John Steinbeck Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead The Luxe (Luxe, #1) by Anna Godbersen


message 4: by Sarah (last edited Jan 01, 2014 01:05PM) (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 1087 comments Check/Balance Challenge
1.1.13-12.31.13

Total: 92

Purchased & Read: 28
Bewilderment New Poems and Translations by David FerryFast Animal by Tim SeiblesThe Hands of Strangers Poems from the Nursing Home by Janice N. HarringtonA Thousand Mornings by Mary OliverThrall by Natasha TretheweyJournals and Letters by Fanny BurneyWallbanger (Cocktail, #1) by Alice ClaytonUp to Me (The Bad Boys, #2) by M. LeightonEscorted (Escorted, #1) by Claire KentBreaking (Escorted, #1.5) by Claire KentLosing It (Losing It, #1) by Cora CarmackTouch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1) by Jennifer EstepInfamous (Chronicles of Nick, #3) by Sherrilyn KenyonInvisibility by Andrea CremerWhite Trash Zombie Apocalypse (White Trash Zombie, #3) by Diana RowlandThis Side of Paradise by F. Scott FitzgeraldWake (Watersong #1) by Amanda HockingIn Our Time by Ernest HemingwayThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayFalling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1) by Morgan RhodesThe Love of the Last Tycoon by F. Scott FitzgeraldDance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter, #3) by Sherrilyn KenyonIn Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1) by Maya BanksThe Garden of Eden by Ernest HemingwayThe 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick YanceyNever Too Far (Too Far, #2; Rosemary Beach, #2) by Abbi GlinesForever Too Far (Too Far, #3; Rosemary Beach, #4) by Abbi GlinesHopeless (Hopeless, #1) by Colleen Hoover

Owned & Read: 40
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. WardBlack Magic Sanction (The Hollows, #8) by Kim HarrisonPale Demon (The Hollows, #9) by Kim HarrisonA Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10) by Kim HarrisonDown to You (The Bad Boys, #1) by M. LeightonHere Kitty, Kitty! (Magnus Pack, #3) by Shelly LaurenstonHard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe NeillDrink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe NeillBiting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe NeillKiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara AdrianBurned (Burned, #1) by Ellen HopkinsBeautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami GarciaClockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra ClareClockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra ClareFantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn KenyonNight Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn KenyonInvincible (Chronicles of Nick, #2) by Sherrilyn KenyonPassion Unleashed (Demonica, #3) by Larissa IoneEcstasy Unveiled (Demonica, #4) by Larissa IoneSin Undone (Demonica, #5) by Larissa IoneFull Moon City by Martin H. GreenbergNight Pleasures/Night Embrace by Sherrilyn KenyonTouch of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #5) by Diana RowlandDeath's Rival (Jane Yellowrock, #5) by Faith HunterNightshade (Nightshade, #1) by Andrea CremerWolfsbane (Nightshade, #2) by Andrea CremerBloodrose (Nightshade, #3) by Andrea CremerThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenLord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows, #4) by Nalini SinghGunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona AndrewsWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John GreenThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThe Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra BrackenObsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutDeadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12) by Charlaine HarrisWarm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1) by Isaac MarionFallen Too Far (Too Far, #1; Rosemary Beach, #1) by Abbi GlinesTrue (True Believers, #1) by Erin McCarthyTaking Chances (Taking Chances, #1) by Molly McAdams

Borrowed & Read: 12
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba BrayThe Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie StiefvaterDaughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini TaylorBlood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1) by Moira YoungFeral Sins (The Phoenix Pack, #1) by Suzanne WrightThe Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld, #6) by Gena ShowalterThe Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld, #7) by Gena ShowalterThe Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, #8) by Gena ShowalterWicked Cravings (The Phoenix Pack, #2) by Suzanne WrightBully (Fall Away, #1) by Penelope DouglasDays of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini TaylorJust One Day (Just One Day, #1) by Gayle Forman

Given & Read: 33
Sealed with a Curse (Weird Girls, #1) by Cecy RobsonBeautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina LaurenHouse Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7) by Chloe NeillThe Lazarus Machine (Tweed & Nightingale Adventures, #1) by Paul CrilleyFrost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia BriggsBetween (The Between, #1) by Kerry SchaferLevel 2 by Lenore AppelhansSafe Haven by Nicholas SparksRebel (The Fallen, #4) by Kristina DouglasWolf with Benefits (Pride, #8) by Shelly LaurenstonThe Storyteller by Jodi PicoultBinding the Shadows (Arcadia Bell, #3) by Jenn BennettQuick Fix (In a Fix, #2) by Linda GrimesBeautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard, #2) by Christina LaurenThe Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) by Jessica SorensenThe Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1) by Jessica SorensenBound by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampire, #1) by Larissa IoneBeautiful Bitch (Beautiful Bastard, #1.5) by Christina LaurenCarniepunk by Rachel CaineRogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance #4; Demonica #9) by Larissa IoneEverything for Us (The Bad Boys, #3) by M. LeightonLullaby (Watersong, #2) by Amanda HockingNo Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels, #3) by Sarah MacLeanBeautiful Bombshell (Beautiful Bastard, #2.5) by Christina LaurenThe Chaos of Stars by Kiersten WhiteSnakeroot (Nightshade Legacy, #1) by Andrea CremerTidal (Watersong, #3) by Amanda HockingReaver (Lords of Deliverance, #5; Demonica, #10) by Larissa IoneRebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2) by Morgan RhodesJust One Year (Just One Day, #2) by Gayle FormanBeautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard, #3) by Christina LaurenBreaking Nova (Nova, #1) by Jessica SorensenThe Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #2) by Jessica Sorensen

Scale:
21/28\12/30



message 5: by Literary Ames (last edited Jan 03, 2014 06:56PM) (new)

Literary Ames (amyorames) | 1854 comments Stats:
90 Books read in 2013
59 Books purchased in 2013
13 Purchased & Read
12 Owned & Read
43 Free & Read
16 Borrowed & Read

Last year's stats:
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Owned & Read (12)
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl The Purity Myth How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti Lucifer's Daughter (Princess of Hell, #1) by Eve Langlais Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly, #2) by Charlaine Harris An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, #3) by Charlaine Harris Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1) by Derek Landy The Lost Art of World Domination (Skulduggery Pleasant #1.5) by Derek Landy Animal Farm by George Orwell Blood & Love and Other Vampire Tales by Rhiannon Frater Speechless by Hannah Harrington Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) by C.S. Lewis

Purchased & Read (13)
Refining Felicity (The School for Manners, #1) by M.C. Beaton The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3) by Kelley Armstrong Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12) by Nalini Singh Breeding Between the Lines Why Interracial People Are Healthier and More Attractive by Alon Ziv Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch Nurse! Nurse! A Student Nurse's Story by Jimmy Frazier Confessions of a GP by Benjamin Daniels I Have a Dream / Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell A Tale Of Two Dragons (Dragon Kin, #0.2) by G.A. Aiken Official Dsa Theory Test for Car Drivers and the Official Highway Code. by Driving Standards Agency (Great Britain) In Rude Health The funniest and most explicit stories from the NHS by Robbie Guillory

Freebie & Read (44)
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Becoming (Otherworld Stories, #0.09) by Kelley Armstrong A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle Rape is Rape How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis by Jody Raphael Origins The Fire (MILA 2.0, #0.5) by Debra Driza Dancing with the Duke (Landing a Lord #0.5) by Suzanna Medeiros To Love a Witch by Debora Geary Lavender Vows (The Medieval Herb Garden, #1) by Colleen Gleason NightDrake by Lara Adrian Radio Silence (Turbulence, #7) by Jordan Castillo Price Sexy Feminism A Girl's Guide to Love, Success, and Style by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong The First 20 Minutes Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer by Gretchen Reynolds The Call of the Wild by Jack London Final Boarding (Turbulence, #8) by Jordan Castillo Price Salt Sugar Fat How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss One and Only The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One by Lauren Sandler Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach The Queen's Army (Lunar Chronicles, #1.5) by Marissa Meyer The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa Some Summonings Are Suspect by Jeffrey Somogyi Snow White Blood Red (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #1) by Cameron Jace Wicked Mourning by Heather Boyd When I Lay Me Down by James Kinsak Death Comes Home (In Darkness We Must Abide, #1) by Rhiannon Frater Gold, Babies and the Brothers Muldoon (Skulduggery Pleasant #2.5) by Derek Landy Colters' Wife (Colters' Legacy, #1.5) by Maya Banks Wolf with Benefits (Pride, #8) by Shelly Laurenston The Devil of Kilmartin  by Laurin Wittig The Sweetest Torture (Sexy Shifter Shorts #1) by Amanda Bonilla If It Ain't Love by Tamara Allen How to Read Literature by Terry Eagleton Instructions by Neil Gaiman Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith The First (The Returned, #0.5) by Jason Mott The Sparrow (The Returned, #0.6) by Jason Mott The Choice (The Returned, #0.7) by Jason Mott Eternity Embraced (Demonica, #3.5) by Larissa Ione Guns by Stephen King Off-Topic The Story of an Internet Revolt by G.R. Reader Unspoken (The MacLauchlans, #1) by Kerrigan Byrne Curran; Fernando's (Curran POV, #5) by Gordon Andrews Curran; Naked Dinner Part 1 and 2 (Curran POV, #7) by Gordon Andrews The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Borrowed & Read (16)
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr Grave Secret (Harper Connelly, #4) by Charlaine Harris Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard Mysteries, #1) by Charlaine Harris Not On the Label What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate by Felicity Lawrence Perfecting Fiona (The School for Manners, #2) by M.C. Beaton A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris Eat Your Heart Out Who Really Decides What Ends Up on Your Plate? by Felicity Lawrence Undead (Undead, #1) by Kirsty McKay The Good Mood Diet Boost Your Serotonin Levels To Lose Weight, Curb Cravings And Feel Great! by Judith J. Wurtman It's a Book by Lane Smith The Beauty Myth How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf The Book Of A Thousand Days by Shannon Hale Omens (Cainsville, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Sawbones by Catherine Johnson Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas


message 6: by Mary C (last edited Mar 15, 2013 06:31AM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2423 comments Me of course!

Once again I don't care about freebie ebooks. Also going to keep track of my print TBR again since I am purging unread books.


Purchased 6 & Read: #
Night of Fire (The Ether Chronicles, #2) by Nico Rosso


Owned & Read: # 18
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace An Accidental Goddess by Linnea Sinclair Shades of Gray (KGI, #6) by Maya Banks Softly at Sunrise (KGI, #5.5) by Maya Banks Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2) by Nalini Singh The Courtesan's Secret (The Courtesan Chronicles #2) by Claudia Dain Death of a Dustman (Hamish Macbeth, #17) by M.C. Beaton Deadly Game (GhostWalkers, #5) by Christine Feehan Flow The Cultural Story of Menstruation by Elissa Stein Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher Ghost of a Chance (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn Valley Of Fire by Janelle Taylor A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries Night Rhythms (Blaze) (Harlequin Temptation, No 749) by Elda Minger Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8) by Nalini Singh Death of a Celebrity by M.C. Beaton If I Can't Have You by Patti Berg


Borrowed & Read# 23
Silk and Shadows (Silk Trilogy, #1) by Mary Jo Putney The White Forest by Adam McOmber Get A Clue by Jill Shalvis Bonded by Blood (Sweetblood, #1) by Laurie London King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul, #3) by C.L. Wilson Present Danger by Susan Andersen The Heir (Duke's Obsession, #1) (Windham, #1) by Grace Burrowes Highland Surrender by Tracy Brogan Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison Good Groom Hunting (Misadventures in Matrimony, #2) by Shana Galen Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones Some Enchanted Evening (Lost Princesses, #1) by Christina Dodd Evie Undercover by Liz Harris Just One Kiss by Samantha James Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Jesse's Challenge (Corralled #3) by Nicole Austin The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #13) by Alexander McCall Smith The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters #4) by Heather Graham Mutineer (Kris Longknife #1) by Mike Shepherd Warrior Ascended (Sons of the Zodiac, #1) by Addison Fox Far from Perfect (Perfect, Indiana, #1) by Barbara Longley Storm's Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison What Price Love? (Cynster, #13) by Stephanie Laurens A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #2) by Sabrina Jeffries Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie

Scale Status:

Print TBR 1/1/13: 787 2/1/13: 781 3/15/13 751


message 7: by Diane ~Firefly~ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 08:01PM) (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 903 comments I'm in again. I squeaked out a win with a 32/37 bought vs owned last year, so hopefully the owned comes out on top again this year.

2013 Striving for Check/Book Balance Challenge
Total books read: 81


Purchased & Read: 42
Copper Beach (Dark Legacy, #1) by Jayne Ann Krentz Sealed with a Curse (Weird Girls, #1) by Cecy Robson Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3) by Patricia Briggs Shady Lady (Corine Solomon, #3) by Ann Aguirre Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1) by Tara Sivec January Exposure by Sunny Benson Crystal Gardens (Ladies of Lantern Street, #1) by Amanda Quick The Good the Bad and the Witchy (A Wishcraft Mystery, #3) by Heather Blake The Lost Night (Rainshadow, #1; Harmony, #9) by Jayne Castle Going, Going, Ganache (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #5) by Jenn McKinlay Different Escaping the Competitive Herd by Youngme Moon Hexbound (Dark Elite, #2) by Chloe Neill Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family, #1) by Shannon Stacey Rogue Descendant (Nikki Glass, #3) by Jenna Black New York to Dallas (In Death, #33) by J.D. Robb Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin, #8) by Jennifer Estep Kneading to Die (A Gourmet Pet Food Mystery, #1) by Liz Mugavero Trail of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #5) by Lisa Lutz Fool for Love (Cupcake Lovers, #1) by Beth Ciotta Driving Mr. Dead (Half Moon Hollow, #1.5) by Molly Harper The Diva Frosts a Cupcake (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #7) by Krista Davis Undeniably Yours (Kowalski Family, #2) by Shannon Stacey In a Fix (In a Fix, #1) by Linda Grimes Alaska Virgin Air by Izzy Ballard Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy, #5) by Jennifer Estep A Charming Crime (Magical Cure Mystery, #1) by Tonya Kappes Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin, #9) by Jennifer Estep Foul Play at the Fair (Celebration Bay Mystery #1) by Shelley Freydont Dangerous Curves Ahead (Perfect Fit, #1) by Sugar Jamison Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13) by Kelley Armstrong Deception Cove (Rainshadow, #2; Harmony, #10) by Jayne Castle Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan Death al Dente by Leslie Budewitz Mayhem at the Orient Express (League of Literary Ladies, #1) by Kylie Logan Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1) by Ellery Adams The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half Moon Hollow, #1) by Molly Harper Murder, She Barked (A Paws and Claws Mystery) by Krista Davis Ritual Magic (World of the Lupi, #10) by Eileen Wilks Merry and Bright by Jill Shalvis Truth or Date (Better Date Than Never #2) by Susan Hatler

Owned & Read: 39
Murder under Cover (A Bibliophile Mystery, #4) by Kate Carlisle And One Last Thing ... by Molly Harper Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy, #4) by Jennifer Estep Red Velvet Revenge (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #4) by Jenn McKinlay Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich A Slice of Murder (Pizza Lovers, #1) by Chris Cavender Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell, #1) by R.L. Mathewson Scrumptious (Sexy Chefs, #1) by Amanda Usen Murder Takes the Cake (Daphne Martin, #1) by Gayle Trent Mind Over Murder (A Raven's Nest Mystery #1) by Allison Kingsley Desperate Housedogs (Pampered Pets Mystery #1) by Sparkle Abbey What The Lady Wants by Jennifer Crusie A Novel Approach by Emma Jane Spenser Opal Fire (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #1) by Barbra Annino Satin Sheets and Strawberries (Loveswept) by Marcia Evanick A Parfait Murder (A Mystery a La Mode, #3) by Wendy Lyn Watson Too Wild To Wed (Harlequin Temptation, No 333)  by Jayne Ann Krentz Entangled by Edie Ramer Widow's Web (Elemental Assassin, #7) by Jennifer Estep If You Can't Stand the Heat (Poppy Markham Culinary Cop, #1) by Robin Allen Kill Me Twice (Bullet Catcher, #1) by Roxanne St. Claire Give Him the Slip (Callahan Brothers, #1) by Geralyn Dawson True of Blood (Witch Fairy, #1) by Bonnie Lamer Blue Blood (A Debutante Dropout Mystery, #1) by Susan McBride Good Girls Don't by Kelley St. John Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls, #1) by Tera Lynn Childs Getting Rid Of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie Mortal Ties (World of the Lupi, #9) by Eileen Wilks Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1) by Bailey Cates A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery #1) by Ellery Adams Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld, #11) by Kelley Armstrong Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12) by Kelley Armstrong Big and Bright by Jan Hudson Step Into My Parlor by Jan Hudson Fine-Feathered Death (Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-sitter Mystery, #3) by Linda O. Johnston Get Fluffy (Pampered Pets Mystery #2) by Sparkle Abbey Bloodstone (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #2) by Barbra Annino Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6) by Rachel Vincent Town in a Blueberry Jam (A Candy Holliday Mystery, #1) by B.B. Haywood

Scale Status: 42\39


message 8: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments I'm in too!


message 9: by Christine (last edited Jan 03, 2013 10:58AM) (new)

Christine | 850 comments I'm in again. I haven't actually finished these books yet, but I'm working on it.

2013 Striving for Check/Book Balance Challenge

Total books read: #

Purchased & Read: #


Owned & Read: #
Living Nightmare (Sentinel Wars, #4) by Shannon K. Butcher Wool Omnibus (Wool, #1-5) by Hugh Howey


Borrowed & Read: #
UnWholly (Unwind, #2) by Neal Shusterman


Freebies: #

Scale Status: #|#


message 10: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28233 comments Good luck and happy reading, ladies!


message 11: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6371 comments Still haven't finished updating 2012, but definitely in again! Good so far, all owned or library books (and have only bought, well, bought for me~not counting kids' books~two this year!). BUT, the year is still very, very young!

**will post list here later!


message 12: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28233 comments I haven't finished updating 2012 either. I need to come up with a quicker/easier way to track 2013 reads when I don't have time to do regular updates. I'll most likely be creating several 2013 shelves to denote whether bought/read or owned/read. That way when I need to do updates I can quickly tell which falls into which category.

I always say I'd like to read what I already own, but I always end up buying more. If I can keep a balance between the two, even if by a little, I consider it a huge accomplishment.


message 13: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 354 comments I was hoping you'd set up this challenge again. I totally failed at it last year but I own so many more books now I think I should be able to do well this year. I'll have to post my template later though cuz I'm on my phone right now.


message 14: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28233 comments Welcome, Julianne :)


message 15: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6371 comments Ahh...nice idea about the shelves...I'm in the same (update) boat!


message 16: by Zakiya (last edited Sep 07, 2013 10:47PM) (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) | 161 comments 2013 Striving for Check/Book Balance Challenge
Total books read: 66

Purchased/Received 2013 & Read: 22
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) by Jessica Sorensen The Fallen Star (Fallen Star, #1) by Jessica Sorensen Initiate (The Unfinished Song, #1) by Tara Maya Come Back to Me (Come Back to Me #1) by C.D. Taylor Geography Club (Russel Middlebrook, #1) by Brent Hartinger Outsiders by Bailey Vaughn Earth-Sim by Jade Kerrion Forbidden Angel by Megan D. Martin The Order of the Poison Oak (Russel Middlebrook, #2) by Brent Hartinger Double Feature Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies/Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies by Brent Hartinger Schoolgirl Cinderella by Priya Narendran Candle in the Darkness (Refiners Fire, #1) by Lynn Austin Day Soldiers (Day Soldiers, #1) by Brandon Hale The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2) by Wendy Higgins Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen Chameleon (Supernaturals, #1) by Kelly Oram The Year of the Great Seventh by Teresa Orts Dawn of the Apocalypse by E.S.P. Alexandria by John Kaden American Girl On Saturn by Nikki Godwin Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

Owned & Read: 23
Being Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker, #1) by Kelly Oram Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 5 (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Renewal Editions, #5) by Naoko Takeuchi Tall Cool One (A-List, #4) by Zoey Dean A Separate Peace by John Knowles The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5) by Jeff Kinney The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Life of Pi by Yann Martel Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #5) by Lemony Snicket The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #6) by Lemony Snicket Switched (Trylle #1) by Amanda Hocking The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa Best Friends for Never (The Clique, #2) by Lisi Harrison Revenge of the Wannabes (The Clique, #3) by Lisi Harrison Between (Between, #1) by Cyndi Tefft Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1) by Sara Shepard Invasion of the Boy Snatchers (The Clique, #4) by Lisi Harrison The Pretty Committee Strikes Back (The Clique, #5) by Lisi Harrison A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

(|) Scale Status: 22\23


**Borrowed & Read (these will not be in the scale status, but are in the total)
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James Until the End (Final Friends, #1-3) by Christopher Pike Bound to You by Christopher Pike Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1) by Wendy Higgins The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise Thirst No. 1 The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice (Thirst, #1) by Christopher Pike Wings (Wings, #1) by Aprilynne Pike What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1) by Kat Zhang Defiance (Defiance, #1) by C.J. Redwine Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine Angelini Elixir (Elixir, #1) by Hilary Duff Unraveling (Unraveling, #1) by Elizabeth Norris Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings (Real Mermaids, #1) by Helene Boudreau Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) by Laurie Boyle Crompton Through the Fire by Donna Hill Bad Taste in Boys (Kate Grable, #1) by Carrie Harris Need (Need, #1) by Carrie Jones Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) by E.L. James


message 17: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Jan 07, 2013 08:54PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28233 comments Judithe wrote: "Ahh...nice idea about the shelves...I'm in the same (update) boat!"

I did create those shelves. I think/hope it'll help when updating in spurts, as I tend to do. I've got: 2013 bought/read; borrowed/read; freebie/read; owned/read. So far, I'm off to a good start - all owned/read.


message 18: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 354 comments 2013 Striving for Check/Book Balance Challenge
Total books read:
2

Purchased & Read: #


Owned & Read: 2
Tracking the Tempest (Jane True, #2) by Nicole Peeler At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost

Borrowed and Read: #

Scale Status: 0\2


message 19: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 354 comments Steph, I was planning to include my borrowed in the scale with the "owned and read" because they to me they count as money I didn't have to spend. Is that ok?


message 20: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) | 473 comments I'm going to do this too. I just need to find a way to control the Purchased and not read pile. I tend to pick up a lot at garage sales, library sales and thrift stores and they just keep mutiplying.


message 21: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28233 comments Julianne wrote: "Steph, I was planning to include my borrowed in the scale with the "owned and read" because they to me they count as money I didn't have to spend. Is that ok?"

Absolutely! I will do something similar and break out my owned & read into categories that include freebie/read and borrowed/read. Up to you, whichever works best - go for it!

Dawn (Kat N Hat) wrote: "I'm going to do this too. I just need to find a way to control the Purchased and not read pile. I tend to pick up a lot at garage sales, library sales and thrift stores and they just keep mutiplying."

LOL! They do have a tendency to multiply like bunnies. :D You could break our your 'purchased/TBR' shelves to list where you purchased them from.


message 22: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) | 473 comments 2013 Striving for Check/Book Balance Challenge
Total books read: 4
Scale Status (P|O&B): 0\4

Purchased & Read: 0

Owned & Read:

Instant Attraction (Wilder, #1) by Jill Shalvis Instant Gratification (Wilder, #2) by Jill Shalvis Instant Temptation (Wilder, #3) by Jill Shalvis


Scale Status (P|O): 0\3
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Borrowed & Read:
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones

Purchased & Not Yet Read
Secret Santa Baby by Robin Covington


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Year Begining TBR Total: 845

Current TBR Pile Total: 845



message 23: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Feb 01, 2013 07:14AM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments My first monthly update, not a bad start.

January 2013

Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

Total books read in 2013: #23
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):0\23



Purchased & Read 2013 : 0
What Chris Wants (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #4.5) by Lori Foster (44 pg)

Total Owned & Read : 23

Owned & Read : 13
Blood Royal (Blood Destiny #5) by Connie Suttle Blood Queen (Blood Destiny #6) by Connie Suttle Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #5) by Diana Rowland Rajmund (Vampires in America, #3) by D.B. Reynolds Control Point (Shadow Ops, #1) by Myke Cole Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4) by Seanan McGuire Nightbred (Lords of the Darkyn, #2) by Lynn Viehl Shadow's Claim (The Dacians Realm of Blood and Mist, #1) by Kresley Cole One Salt Sea (October Daye, #5) by Seanan McGuire Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews The Shattered Dark (Shadow Reader, #2) by Sandy Williams Fury of Seduction (Dragonfury, #3) by Coreene Callahan Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1) by Isaac Marion

Borrowed & Read: 8
Trace of Fever (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #2) by Lori Foster Conspiracy Game (GhostWalkers, #4) by Christine Feehan Deadly Game (GhostWalkers, #5) by Christine Feehan Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #5) by Kevin Hearne Savor the Danger (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #3) by Lori Foster A Perfect Storm (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #4) by Lori Foster Bound By Blood (Bound #2) by Amanda Ashley Sparks Fly (Light Dragons, #3) by Katie MacAlister

eFreebies & Read: 2
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee Four For Christmas  by R.G. Alexander NightDrake by Lara Adrian In Sea-Salt Tears by Seanan McGuire Collected (Coveted, #0.5) by Shawntelle Madison Primal Heat (Bite Me!) by Donna Grant

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


message 24: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28233 comments I need to update my list, but I created sep shelves to quickly see how I'm doing. So far, not bad. Trying to read some of these freebies I keep accumulating.

2013ck-borrowed-read ‎(1)
2013ck-bought-read ‎(2)
2013ck-freebie-read ‎(10)
2013ck-owned-read ‎(11)


message 25: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Feb 28, 2013 08:50PM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

February 2013

Total books read in 2013: #44
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):1\43


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)

Purchased & Read 2013 : 1
House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7) by Chloe Neill

Total Owned & Read : 23 + 20

Owned & Read : 13 + 7
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1) by Mark Lawrence I'll Be Slaying You (Night Watch, #2) by Cynthia Eden The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer, #2) by Brent Weeks Exiled (Brides of the Kindred, #7) by Evangeline Anderson Renegade (The Captive, #2) by Erica Stevens Victorious Star (Interstellar Service & Discipline, #1) by Morgan Hawke Dark Storm by Christine Feehan

Borrowed & Read: 8 + 7
Ever After (The Hollows, #11) by Kim Harrison Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4) by Karen Marie Moning The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5) by Karen Marie Moning The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6) by Karen Marie Moning Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1) by Gail Carriger Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7) by Karen Marie Moning Into the Dreaming (with bonus material) by Karen Marie Moning

eFreebies & Read: 2 + 6
Cat's Meow (Predators, #1) by Nicole Austin Alien Mate (Alien Mate, #1) by Eve Langlais Origins The Fire (MILA 2.0, #0.5) by Debra Driza A Month with Werewolves by K Matthew Monica's Secret (Erogenous Zones, #1) by Saskia Walker Huntress (Alexa O'Brien, Huntress, #0.5) by Trina M. Lee Once Bitten (Alexa O’Brien, Huntress, #1) by Trina M. Lee No Remorse (Heart of a Wolf, #1) by MaryLynn Bast Taming the Wolf (Anna Avery, #1) by Stephanie Nelson Stunner (Alexa O'Brien, Huntress, #0.75) by Trina M. Lee Evangeline (Dark Faerie Tales) by Alexia Purdy Captured (The Captive, #1) by Erica Stevens

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

March 2013

Total books read in 2013: #60
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):2\58


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)
Feb (21: 1 bought, 20 owned)

Purchased & Read 2013 : 1 + 1
Immortal Ever After (Argeneau, #18) by Lynsay Sands

Total Owned & Read : 43 + 15

Owned & Read : 20 + 8
Eternal Beast (Mark of the Vampire, #4) by Laura Wright A Love Untamed (Feral Warriors, #7) by Pamela Palmer Hard Mated (Shifters Unbound, #3.5) by Jennifer Ashley Sophia (Vampires in America, #4) by D.B. Reynolds Darkness Calls (Hunter Kiss, #2) by Marjorie M. Liu The Eldritch Conspiracy (Blood Singer, #5) by Cat Adams Skin Game (Skin, #1) by Ava Gray Undead to the World (The Bloodhound Files, #6) by D.D. Barant

Borrowed & Read: 15 + 1
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin

eFreebies & Read: 8 + 6
The Werewolf Prince and I (The Moretti Werewolf, #1) by Marian Tee Roped (Purgatory, #1) by Eliza Gayle Gift of the Goddess (Phoenix Rising, #1) by Denise Rossetti Dalila's Choice (Enyo Chronicles, #1) by Evanne Lorraine Transformational Attraction by Marc J. Riley Demon's Kiss (Demon Allure, #1) by V.J. Devereaux Into the Bermuda Triangle (Turbulence, #1) by Jordan Castillo Price Bound by Blood by P.A. Lupton Half Blood by Lauren Dawes Autopilot Engaged (Turbulence, #2) by Jordan Castillo Price Invasion Earth (Delroi Connection, #1) by Loribelle Hunt Roan's Fall (Roxie's Protectors, #1) by Marisa Chenery The Ashes An Eden Prequel by Keary Taylor

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


message 27: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Aug 01, 2013 02:06PM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

April 2013

Total books read in 2013: #83
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):8\75


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)
Feb (21: 1 bought, 20 owned)
March (16: 1 bought, 15 owned)

Purchased & Read 2013 : 2 + 6
For the Love of a Goblin Warrior (Shadowlands, #3) by Shona Husk Feral Sins (The Phoenix Pack, #1) by Suzanne Wright Twice Tempted (Night Prince, #2) by Jeaniene Frost Beauty Awakened (Angels of the Dark, #2) by Gena Showalter The Purrfect Plan (Australian Shifters, #1) by Angela Castle Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer Lone Wolf (Shifters Unbound #4.6) by Jennifer Ashley Blooded (Jessica McClain, #0.5) by Amanda Carlson Pros and Cons (Nikki Glass, #2.5) by Jenna Black

Total Owned & Read : 58 + 17

Owned & Read : 28 + 8
Falke's Peak (Puma Nights, #1) by Madison Layle Unclean Spirits (The Black Sun's Daughter, #1) by M.L.N. Hanover Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6) by Seanan McGuire The Restorer (Graveyard Queen, #1) by Amanda Stevens Rogue's Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy Blood Rebellion (Blood Destiny, #7) by Connie Suttle Lyon's Price (Zodiac Cyborgs, #1) by Mina Carter Blood War (Blood Destiny, #8) by Connie Suttle Blood Redemption (Blood Destiny, #9) by Connie Suttle

Borrowed & Read: 16 + 6
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2) by James Dashner Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia Briggs Full Blooded (Jessica McClain, #1) by Amanda Carlson How to Drive a Dragon Crazy (Dragon Kin, #6) by G.A. Aiken Tempest Rising (Jane True, #1) by Nicole Peeler Coveted (Coveted, #1) by Shawntelle Madison

eFreebies & Read: 14 + 3
Slayer's Kiss (The Shadow Slayers, #1) by Cassi Carver Bloodfire (Blood Destiny, #1) by Helen Harper Close Liaisons (The Krinar Chronicles, #1) by Anna Zaires The Raid (Eden, #0.6) by Keary Taylor

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


message 28: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Jun 05, 2013 10:07AM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

May 2013

Total books read in 2013: #99
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):14\85


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)
Feb (21: 1 bought, 20 owned)
March (16: 1 bought, 15 owned)
April (23: 6 bought, 17 owned)

Purchased & Read 2013 : 8 + 6
Moon (New Species, #10) by Laurann Dohner Bound In Death (Bound, #5) by Cynthia Eden Wicked Cravings (The Phoenix Pack, #2) by Suzanne Wright Abducting Abby (Dragon Lords of Valdier, #1) by S.E. Smith Refugee (The Captive, #3) by Erica Stevens Edge of Dawn (Midnight Breed, #11) by Lara Adrian The Grimoire of the Lamb (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #0.4) by Kevin Hearne

Total Owned & Read : 75 + 10

Owned & Read : 36 + 3
A Centaur for Libby (Planetary Passions) by Reese Gabriel Blood Reunion (Blood Destiny #10) by Connie Suttle Touch of Power (Healer, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Endurance (Razorland, #1.5) by Ann Aguirre

Borrowed & Read: 22 + 2
King of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #2) by Mark Lawrence The Daylight War (Demon Cycle, #3) by Peter V. Brett

eFreebies & Read: 17 + 5
Highland Stone by Sloan McBride A Wolf's Song by Shannon Phoenix Embracing Silence (Project Alpha, #1) by N.J. Walters Kiss of Flame - the Dragon's Virgin Tribute (Rough Reluctant Monster Breeding Erotica) by Madelene Martin A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden Foundation (Razorland, #0.5) by Ann Aguirre Seer's Hope (The Seer Trilogy, #1) by Maree Anderson Lust by Moonbeam (Moonbeam, #1) by Cynthia Sax Before The Moon Rises (Ritter Werewolves, #1) by Catherine Bybee Codename Autumn (Undercover Embassy, #1) by Aubrey Ross

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

June 2013

Total books read in 2013: #112
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):18\94


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)
Feb (21: 1 bought, 20 owned)
March (16: 1 bought, 15 owned)
April (23: 6 bought, 17 owned)

Purchased & Read 2013 : 14 + 4
Tiger Magic (Shifters Unbound, #5) by Jennifer Ashley Dead Man's Deal (The Asylum Tales, #2) by Jocelynn Drake Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) by J.R. Ward Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12) by Nalini Singh Salvation (The Captive, #4) by Erica Stevens

Total Owned & Read : 85 + 9

Owned & Read : 39 + 1
Shadowlander (Shadow Sisters, #1) by Theresa Meyers Stray (Shifters, #1) by Rachel Vincent

Borrowed & Read: 24 + 7
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1) by Richard Kadrey The Magician's Apprentice (The Black Magician Trilogy, #0.5) by Trudi Canavan The Magicians' Guild (The Black Magician Trilogy, #1) by Trudi Canavan The Novice (The Black Magician Trilogy, #2) by Trudi Canavan Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) by Scott Lynch The High Lord (The Black Magician Trilogy, #3) by Trudi Canavan

eFreebies & Read: 22 + 1
Maiden Flight (Dragon Knights, #1) by Bianca D'Arc Red-Eye Dawn (Turbulence, #3) by Jordan Castillo Price Journal of a Lycanthrophile (Scattered Dark, #1) by Fierce Dolan

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

July 2013

Total books read in 2013: #132
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):26\106


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)
Feb (21: 1 bought, 20 owned)
March (16: 1 bought, 15 owned)
April (23: 6 bought, 17 owned)
May (16: 6 bought, 10 owned)
June (13: 4 bought, 9 owned)

Purchased & Read 2013 : 18 + 8
Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #6) by Kevin Hearne Caged Warrior (Dragon Kings, #1) by Lindsey Piper Silent Warrior (Dragon Kings, #0.5) by Lindsey Piper Hunting (Return of the Nine, #6) by Viola Grace Raphael/Parish (Bayou Heat, #1-2) by Alexandra Ivy Eternal Beauty (Mark of the Vampire #4.5) by Laura Wright Eternal Demon (Mark of the Vampire, #5) by Laura Wright MacRieve (Immortals After Dark, #13) by Kresley Cole Undertow (Infected, #7) by Andrea Speed Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Total Owned & Read : 94 + 12

Owned & Read : 40 + 7
Black Lament (Black Wings, #4) by Christina Henry Prime Obsession (The Prime Chronicles, #1) by Monette Michaels Prime Selection (The Prime Chronicles #2) by Monette Michaels Accepting (Return of the Nine, #2) by Viola Grace Hiding (Return of the Nine, #3) by Viola Grace Guiding (Return of the Nine, #4) by Viola Grace Collecting (Return of the Nine, #5) by Viola Grace Cut & Run (Cut & Run #1) by Abigail Roux Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run, #2) by Abigail Roux Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax, #2) by Ann Aguirre Fish & Chips (Cut & Run, #3) by Abigail Roux

Borrowed & Read : 31 + 4
World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3) by James Dashner The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Predatory Game (GhostWalkers, #6) by Christine Feehan

eFreebies & Read: 23 + 1
Connecting Flight (Turbulence, #4) by Jordan Castillo Price Black Box (Turbulence, #5) by Jordan Castillo Price Laid Bear by Marina Maddix Radio Silence (Turbulence, #7) by Jordan Castillo Price Final Boarding (Turbulence, #8) by Jordan Castillo Price

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


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Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) | 161 comments So far this year I've read 59 books. 19 of them are Purchased/Received this year, 20 I already owned, and the rest have been borrowed. At least the own side is winning :)


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Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

August 2013

Total books read in 2013: #148
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):31\117


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)
Feb (21: 1 bought, 20 owned)
March (16: 1 bought, 15 owned)
April (23: 6 bought, 17 owned)
May (16: 6 bought, 10 owned)
June (13: 4 bought, 9 owned)
July (20: 8 bought, 12 owned)


Purchased & Read 2013 : 26 + 5
The Darkest Craving (Lords of The Underworld, #10) by Gena Showalter Demon's Quest (High Demon #4) by Connie Suttle Demon's Revenge (High Demon #5) by Connie Suttle Demon's Dream (High Demon #6) by Connie Suttle Close Obsession (The Krinar Chronicles, #2) by Anna Zaires

Total Owned & Read : 106 + 11

Owned & Read : 47 + 4
Demon Revealed (High Demon #2) by Connie Suttle Demon's King (High Demon #3) by Connie Suttle Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) by Abigail Roux Haunted (Anna Strong Chronicles, #8) by Jeanne C. Stein

Borrowed & Read : 35 + 4
Murder Game (GhostWalkers, #7) by Christine Feehan Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1) by Karen Chance The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5) by James Dashner Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock, #6) by Faith Hunter

eFreebies & Read: 24 + 3
Blood Wager (Blood Destiny, #1) by Connie Suttle Demon Lost (High Demon #1) by Connie Suttle B Cubed Born (B Cubed #1) by Jenna McCormick Feral Domination (Faldron Shifters, #1) by L.A. Day Beast Next Door (Beast Brothers, #1) by Chance Valentine

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

September 2013

Total books read in 2013: #166
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):39\127


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)
Feb (21: 1 bought, 20 owned)
March (16: 1 bought, 15 owned)
April (23: 6 bought, 17 owned)
May (16: 6 bought, 10 owned)
June (13: 4 bought, 9 owned)
July (20: 8 bought, 12 owned)
August (16: 5 bought, 11 owned)

Purchased & Read 2013 : 31 + 8
The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo (Love at Stake, #14) by Kerrelyn Sparks The Devil's Due A Novella of the Breeds, from Enthralled by Lora Leigh Blood Bond (Anna Strong Chronicles, #9) by Jeanne C. Stein Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires, #8) by Chloe Neill Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews Nightbound (Lords of the Darkyn, #3) by Lynn Viehl A Kiss of Blood (Vamp City, #2) by Pamela Palmer The Wicked (Elder Races, #5.5) by Thea Harrison Black City (Black Wings, #5) by Christina Henry

Total Owned & Read : 117 + 10

Owned & Read : 51 + 2
Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run, #5) by Abigail Roux A Midwinter Fantasy (Strangely Beautiful, #2.5) (Sylph, #2.5) (The Magic Knot, #3) by Leanna Renee Hieber Bound to Me (Dark Days, #0.5) by Jocelynn Drake

Borrowed & Read : 39 + 5
Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13) by Charlaine Harris Run the Risk (Love Undercover, #1) by Lori Foster Bare It All (Love Undercover, #2; Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #5) by Lori Foster Street Game (GhostWalkers, #8) by Christine Feehan Rush (The Game, #1) by Eve Silver

eFreebies & Read: 27 + 3
Craving More (Tiger Nip, #1) by Brandy Walker Blood Moon (Moonstruck, #1) by Silver James Dine & Dash (Cut & Run, 5.5) by Abigail Roux Wolf's Haven (Caedmon Wolves, #1) by Ambrielle Kirk Strength in Numbers (Strength in Numbers, #1) by Reagan Hawk Sleeves by Chanse Lowell

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

October 2013

Total books read in 2013: #175
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):40\135


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)
Feb (21: 1 bought, 20 owned)
March (16: 1 bought, 15 owned)
April (23: 6 bought, 17 owned)
May (16: 6 bought, 10 owned)
June (13: 4 bought, 9 owned)
July (20: 8 bought, 12 owned)
August (16: 5 bought, 11 owned)
September (16: 8 bought, 10 owned)

Purchased & Read 2013 : 39 + 1
Vampires Gone Wild (Vamp City, #1.5; Love at Stake, #13.5; Diaries of an Urban Panther, #3.5) by Kerrelyn Sparks One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau, #19) by Lynsay Sands

Total Owned & Read : 127 + 8

Owned & Read : 53 + 3
Bear Necessities (Halle Shifters, #1) by Dana Marie Bell Sweet Dreams (Halle Pumas, #2) by Dana Marie Bell Cat Of A Different Color (Halle Pumas, #3) by Dana Marie Bell Steel Beauty (Halle Pumas, #4) by Dana Marie Bell Only in My Dreams (Halle Pumas, #5) by Dana Marie Bell Cynful (Halle Shifters, #2) by Dana Marie Bell Finding Forgiveness (Poconos Pack, #1) by Dana Marie Bell

Borrowed & Read : 44 + 5
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith Ruthless Game (GhostWalkers, #9) by Christine Feehan Midnight Riot (Peter Grant, #1) by Ben Aaronovitch Samurai Game (Ghostwalkers #10) by Christine Feehan The Passage (The Passage, #1) by Justin Cronin

eFreebies & Read: 30 + 0
The Ornament Max and Emma (Ornament, #1) by Dana Marie Bell The Ornament Simon and Becky (Ornament, #2) by Dana Marie Bell The Ornament Adrian and Sheri (Ornament, #3) by Dana Marie Bell Little Red (A Halle Pumas/Poconos Wolves Story) by Dana Marie Bell Twas a Coyote Christmas (Poconos Pack, #1.5) by Dana Marie Bell Bear With Me (Halle Shifters, #2.5) by Dana Marie Bell

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


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Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2423 comments I haven't updated in a long time:


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Once again I don't care about freebie ebooks. Also going to keep track of my print TBR again since I am purging unread books.


2013 Striving for Check/Book Balance Challenge
Total books read: #112

Purchased 34 & Read: 7
Night of Fire (The Ether Chronicles, #2) by Nico Rosso Terms of Love by Shirl Henke Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13) by Charlaine Harris Bestial The Savage Trail of a True American Monster by Harold Schechter Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor, #4) by Mike Carey The Fire Opal (Lost Continent, #4) by Catherine Asaro



Owned & Read: # 76
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace An Accidental Goddess by Linnea Sinclair Shades of Gray (KGI, #6) by Maya Banks Softly at Sunrise (KGI, #5.5) by Maya Banks Get A Clue by Jill Shalvis Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2) by Nalini Singh The Courtesan's Secret (The Courtesan Chronicles #2) by Claudia Dain Death of a Dustman (Hamish Macbeth, #17) by M.C. Beaton Deadly Game (GhostWalkers, #5) by Christine Feehan Flow The Cultural Story of Menstruation by Elissa Stein Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher Ghost of a Chance (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn Valley Of Fire by Janelle Taylor A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries Night Rhythms (Blaze) (Harlequin Temptation, No 749) by Elda Minger Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8) by Nalini Singh Death of a Celebrity (Hamish Macbeth, #18) by M.C. Beaton If I Can't Have You by Patti Berg Snowbound by Janice Kay Johnson The Ghost Hunter (The Hunter, #1) by Lori Brighton Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Island Heat by Suzanne Forster The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Shot in the Dark by Jennifer Conner To Kill A Warlock (Dulcie O'Neil, #1) by H.P. Mallory The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe Death of a Village (Hamish Macbeth, #19) by M.C. Beaton Cloaked in Malice (A Vintage Magic Mystery, #5) by Annette Blair Predatory Game (GhostWalkers, #6) by Christine Feehan Perfume of Paradise by Jennifer Blake Lady Sophia's Lover (Bow Street Runners, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Texas Lily by Patricia Rice Murder Game (GhostWalkers, #7) by Christine Feehan The Crimson Portrait A Novel by Jody Shields Then You Hide (Bullet Catcher, #5) by Roxanne St. Claire The Mischief of the Mistletoe (Pink Carnation, #7) by Lauren Willig Mango Summer  by Phoebe Conn The Naked Earl (Naked Nobility, #4) by Sally MacKenzie Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling, #9) by Nalini Singh Bones of the Barbary Coast (Cree Black, #3) by Daniel Hecht Destiny (Rogue Angel, #1) by Alex Archer The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation, #8) by Lauren Willig The Dawn Star (Lost Continent, #3) by Catherine Asaro Queen of Song and Souls (Tairen Soul, #4) by C.L. Wilson Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr, #6) by C.S. Harris Cain His Brother (William Monk, #6) by Anne Perry Ghost Moon (Bone Island Trilogy, #3) by Heather Graham Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1) by Henning Mankell Solomon's Jar (Rogue Angel, #2) by Alex Archer Death of a Poison Pen (Hamish Macbeth, #20) by M.C. Beaton The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux Vixen Virgins by Beth Williamson Fall Fury (Devlin Dynasty, #2; Storm For All Seasons, #2) by Jaci Burton The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) by Bella Andre Street Game (GhostWalkers, #8) by Christine Feehan Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner The Ghost and the Dead Deb (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Alice Kimberly Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Under the Northern Lights (Granite Lake Wolves, #1 & 2) by Vivian Arend Sinfully Sweet (Harlequin Blaze Series, #234) by Janelle Denison The Apothecary by Maile Meloy Holding Out For A Hero (Men of Hawaii #4) by HelenKay Dimon The September Society (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #2) by Charles Finch The Spider Stone (Rogue Angel, #3) by Alex Archer Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) by J.R. Ward The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts Kiss Me Deadly by Susan Kearney Ruthless Game (GhostWalkers, #9) by Christine Feehan Original Sin (The Seven Deadly Sins, #1) by Allison Brennan Donovan's Angel (Donovan's of the Delta #1) by Peggy Webb Double Down (Vegas Top Guns, #1) by Katie Porter Ragtime in Simla (Joe Sandilands, #2) by Barbara Cleverly The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1) by Brent Weeks The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley The Last Detective (Peter Diamond, #1) by Peter Lovesey Wild Bunch Women by Michael Rutter Outlaw Tales of California True Stories of the Golden State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats by Chris Enss Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor, #4) by Mike Carey




Borrowed & Read# 85
Silk and Shadows (Silk Trilogy, #1) by Mary Jo Putney The White Forest by Adam McOmber Bonded by Blood (Sweetblood, #1) by Laurie London King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul, #3) by C.L. Wilson Present Danger by Susan Andersen The Heir (Duke's Obsession, #1) (Windham, #1) by Grace Burrowes Highland Surrender by Tracy Brogan Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison Good Groom Hunting (Misadventures in Matrimony, #2) by Shana Galen Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones Some Enchanted Evening (Lost Princesses, #1) by Christina Dodd Evie Undercover by Liz Harris Just One Kiss by Samantha James Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Jesse's Challenge (Corralled #3) by Nicole Austin The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #13) by Alexander McCall Smith The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters #4) by Heather Graham Mutineer (Kris Longknife #1) by Mike Shepherd Warrior Ascended (Sons of the Zodiac, #1) by Addison Fox Far from Perfect (Perfect, Indiana, #1) by Barbara Longley Storm's Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison What Price Love? (Cynster, #13) by Stephanie Laurens A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #2) by Sabrina Jeffries Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland, #1) by Kristen Ashley When Harry Met Molly (Impossible Bachelors, #1) by Kieran Kramer Mercy Street (Mercy Street #1) by Mariah Stewart Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher Death in the City of Light The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King Doc by Mary Doria Russell Days of Gold (Edilean, #2) by Jude Deveraux A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess One & Only by Kara Griffin Hidden (Bone Secrets, #1) by Kendra Elliot
Shadow Music (Highlands' Lairds, #3) by Julie Garwood Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet #1) by Julia Quinn This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars, #5) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Virgin River (Virgin River, #1) by Robyn Carr Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12) by Charlaine Harris Heart of the Wolf (Heart of the Wolf, #1) by Terry Spear In Her Sights by Robin Perini Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigations, #1) by Cara Black 1Q84  by Haruki Murakami Intimate Deception by Laura Landon The Mammoth Book Of Paranormal Romance 2 by Trisha Telep He Sees You When You're Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark The Wedding Bargain (Effingtons, #1) by Victoria Alexander Dick Francis's Bloodline by Felix Francis What Happens in Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) by Ian Fleming In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Proud Wolf's Woman by Karen Kay Wild Montana Sky (Montana Sky, 1) by Debra Holland A Room with a View by E.M. Forster Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer Death of a Dreamer (Hamish Macbeth, #22) by M.C. Beaton The Guy Next Door (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #0.5; Donovan Brothers Brewery, #0.5) by Lori Foster Sugar Rush (Cupcake Club #1) by Donna Kauffman Death of a Maid (Hamish Macbeth, #23) by M.C. Beaton Sweet Tea and Secrets (An Adams Grove Novel, #1) by Nancy Naigle A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki The Railway Detective by Edward Marston The Wanderer (Thunder Point, #1) by Robyn Carr The Unseen (Krewe of Hunters, #5) by Heather Graham Death of a Chimney Sweep (Hamish Macbeth #27) by M.C. Beaton Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Changing Lanes by Kathleen Long Tempted into Danger (ICE Black Ops Defenders #1) by Melissa Cutler Crystal Gardens (Ladies of Lantern Street, #1) by Amanda Quick The Lost Hours by Karen White The Sultan's Seal (Kamil Pasha, #1) by Jenny White When Maidens Mourn (Sebastian St. Cyr, #7) by C.S. Harris The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6) by Karen Marie Moning The Ideal Man (Buchanan-Renard, #9) by Julie Garwood A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4) by Louise Penny The Cruelest Month (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #3) by Louise Penny How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #3) by Sabrina Jeffries The Terra-Cotta Dog (Salvú Montalbano #2) by Andrea Camilleri Canyons of Night (Looking Glass Trilogy, #3; The Arcane Society, #12; Harmony, #8) by Jayne Castle The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation, #9) by Lauren Willig Tulle Death Do Us Part (Vintage Magic Mystery #6) by Annette Blair Shot All to Hell Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape by Mark Lee Gardner When Maidens Mourn (Sebastian St. Cyr, #7) by C.S. Harris


Scale Status: 32\168

Print TBR
1/1/13: 787
2/1/13: 781
3/15/13 751
5/15/13: 707
6/12/13 692
7/23/13 698
8/12/13 677
10/4/13 658
11/5/13 645


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Sandra | 23491 comments Glad to see you back Mary ;)


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments I'm amazed Mary, my TBR pile never goes down.


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Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2423 comments My Kindle library keeps going up and up but they don't take up physical space so I don't care so much about that. It's the print books that are stressing me out.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

November 2013

Total books read in 2013: #186
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):45\141


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)
Feb (21: 1 bought, 20 owned)
March (16: 1 bought, 15 owned)
April (23: 6 bought, 17 owned)
May (16: 6 bought, 10 owned)
June (13: 4 bought, 9 owned)
July (20: 8 bought, 12 owned)
August (16: 5 bought, 11 owned)
September (16: 8 bought, 10 owned)
October (9: 1 bought, 8 owned)

Purchased & Read 2013 : 40 + 5
Archangel's Legion (Guild Hunter, #6) by Nalini Singh Kiss of Danger (Dragonfire, #9.1) by Deborah Cooke Perdition (Dred Chronicles, #1) by Ann Aguirre Kinked (Elder Races, #6) by Thea Harrison A Tale Of Two Dragons (Dragon Kin, #0.2) by G.A. Aiken Tempt the Stars (Cassandra Palmer, #6) by Karen Chance Rusted Veins (Sabina Kane, #5.5) by Jaye Wells

Total Owned & Read : 135 + 6

Owned & Read : 56 + 3
Ember's Kiss (Dragonfire, #8) by Deborah Cooke Shadow Rising (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #12) by Yasmine Galenorn Duncan (Vampires in America, #5) by D.B. Reynolds Vampires in America The Vignettes, Volume 1 (Vampires in America, #5.1) by D.B. Reynolds

Borrowed & Read : 49 + 3
The Ambassador's Mission (Traitor Spy Trilogy, #1) by Trudi Canavan Binding the Shadows (Arcadia Bell, #3) by Jenn Bennett The Guardian (Dark-Hunter, #20; Dream-Hunter, #6; Were-Hunter, #7; Hellchaser, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

eFreebies & Read: 30 + 0


*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments Striving for Check/Book Balance 2013
Duration: Jan 1st- Dec 31st 2013

Decemberber 2013

Total books read in 2013: #204
Yearly Scale Status (Acquired vs Owned):50\154


Jan (23: 0 bought, 23 owned)
Feb (21: 1 bought, 20 owned)
March (16: 1 bought, 15 owned)
April (23: 6 bought, 17 owned)
May (16: 6 bought, 10 owned)
June (13: 4 bought, 9 owned)
July (20: 8 bought, 12 owned)
August (16: 5 bought, 11 owned)
September (16: 8 bought, 10 owned)
October (9: 1 bought, 8 owned)
November (11: 5 bought, 6 owned)

Purchased & Read 2013 : 45 + 5
Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop Dragos Takes a Holiday (Elder Races, #6.5) by Thea Harrison Mr. Red Riding Hoode (Poconos Pack, #2 ) by Dana Marie Bell Rogue Descendant (Nikki Glass, #3) by Jenna Black True (New Species, #11) by Laurann Dohner Wicked as She Wants (Blud, #2) by Delilah S. Dawson Aden (Vampires in America, #7) by D.B. Reynolds

Total Owned & Read : 141 + 13

Owned & Read : 59 + 11
Lucas (Vampires In America, #6) by D.B. Reynolds His Highness the Duke (Dragon Lords #5) by Michelle M. Pillow Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves, #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Scent of Magic (Healer, #2) by Maria V. Snyder Blood Passage (Blood Destiny #2) by Connie Suttle Blood Sense (Blood Destiny #3) by Connie Suttle Blood Domination (Blood Destiny, #4) by Connie Suttle Blood Royal (Blood Destiny #5) by Connie Suttle Blood Queen (Blood Destiny #6) by Connie Suttle The Mane Event (Pride, #1) by Shelly Laurenston The Beast in Him (Pride, #2) by Shelly Laurenston

Borrowed & Read : 52 + 1
Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2) by Gail Carriger

eFreebies & Read: 30 + 1
A Touch of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #0.5) by Lara Adrian

*Note to self: Shorts must add up to at least 200 pages to count as one book.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8444 comments This challenge seemed to have seen less activity than last year. I don't know why because it reminds me to start with older books rather than only get new ones. I'm pretty glad to have managed 200 book equivalent this time around.


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Sandra | 23491 comments You done good Val!!!!


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Diane ~Firefly~ | 903 comments My scale tipped on the wrong side this year (but only by 3)


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Diane ~Firefly~ | 903 comments Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ wrote: "This challenge seemed to have seen less activity than last year. I don't know why because it reminds me to start with older books rather than only get new ones. I'm pretty glad to have managed 200 ..."

I think challenges were you edit instead adding new, can sometimes get lost and people will forget/never find them without seeing updates in the daily/weekly update email.


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Christine | 850 comments I started to do this one in 2013, but I forgot to update my list for a while and then was lost trying to catch up, so I let it drop. I think I did really well with print books of reading ones I already owned or borrowed from the library, but I developed an audible addiction that had be buying a lot of audiobooks. Maybe it's good I didn't keep track in 2013. ;)


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Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2423 comments One last update. I think I missed a few books but this should be close. Made a lot of progress in reducing my print books.

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Once again I don't care about freebie ebooks. Also going to keep track of my print TBR again since I am purging unread books.


2013 Striving for Check/Book Balance Challenge
Total books read: #112

Purchased 37 & Read: 7
Night of Fire (The Ether Chronicles, #2) by Nico Rosso Terms of Love by Shirl Henke Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13) by Charlaine Harris Bestial The Savage Trail of a True American Monster by Harold Schechter Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor, #4) by Mike Carey The Fire Opal (Lost Continent, #4) by Catherine Asaro



Owned & Read: # 85
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace An Accidental Goddess by Linnea Sinclair Shades of Gray (KGI, #6) by Maya Banks Softly at Sunrise (KGI, #5.5) by Maya Banks Get A Clue by Jill Shalvis Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2) by Nalini Singh The Courtesan's Secret (The Courtesan Chronicles #2) by Claudia Dain Death of a Dustman (Hamish Macbeth, #17) by M.C. Beaton Deadly Game (GhostWalkers, #5) by Christine Feehan Flow The Cultural Story of Menstruation by Elissa Stein Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher Ghost of a Chance (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn Valley Of Fire by Janelle Taylor A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries Night Rhythms (Blaze) (Harlequin Temptation, No 749) by Elda Minger Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8) by Nalini Singh Death of a Celebrity (Hamish Macbeth, #18) by M.C. Beaton If I Can't Have You by Patti Berg Snowbound by Janice Kay Johnson The Ghost Hunter (The Hunter, #1) by Lori Brighton Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Island Heat by Suzanne Forster The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Shot in the Dark by Jennifer Conner To Kill A Warlock (Dulcie O'Neil, #1) by H.P. Mallory The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe Death of a Village (Hamish Macbeth, #19) by M.C. Beaton Cloaked in Malice (A Vintage Magic Mystery, #5) by Annette Blair Predatory Game (GhostWalkers, #6) by Christine Feehan Perfume of Paradise by Jennifer Blake Lady Sophia's Lover (Bow Street Runners, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Texas Lily by Patricia Rice Murder Game (GhostWalkers, #7) by Christine Feehan The Crimson Portrait A Novel by Jody Shields Then You Hide (Bullet Catcher, #5) by Roxanne St. Claire The Mischief of the Mistletoe (Pink Carnation, #7) by Lauren Willig Mango Summer  by Phoebe Conn The Naked Earl (Naked Nobility, #4) by Sally MacKenzie Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling, #9) by Nalini Singh Bones of the Barbary Coast (Cree Black, #3) by Daniel Hecht Destiny (Rogue Angel, #1) by Alex Archer The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation, #8) by Lauren Willig The Dawn Star (Lost Continent, #3) by Catherine Asaro Queen of Song and Souls (Tairen Soul, #4) by C.L. Wilson Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr, #6) by C.S. Harris Cain His Brother (William Monk, #6) by Anne Perry Ghost Moon (Bone Island Trilogy, #3) by Heather Graham Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1) by Henning Mankell Solomon's Jar (Rogue Angel, #2) by Alex Archer Death of a Poison Pen (Hamish Macbeth, #20) by M.C. Beaton The Mystery Of The Yellow Room Extraordinary Adventures Of Joseph Rouletabille, Reporter by Gaston Leroux Vixen Virgins by Beth Williamson Fall Fury (Devlin Dynasty, #2; Storm For All Seasons, #2) by Jaci Burton The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) by Bella Andre Street Game (GhostWalkers, #8) by Christine Feehan Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner The Ghost and the Dead Deb (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Alice Kimberly Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Under the Northern Lights (Granite Lake Wolves, #1 & 2) by Vivian Arend Sinfully Sweet (Harlequin Blaze Series, #234) by Janelle Denison The Apothecary by Maile Meloy Holding Out For A Hero (Men of Hawaii #4) by HelenKay Dimon The September Society (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #2) by Charles Finch The Spider Stone (Rogue Angel, #3) by Alex Archer Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) by J.R. Ward The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts Kiss Me Deadly by Susan Kearney Ruthless Game (GhostWalkers, #9) by Christine Feehan Original Sin (The Seven Deadly Sins, #1) by Allison Brennan Donovan's Angel (Donovan's of the Delta #1) by Peggy Webb Double Down (Vegas Top Guns, #1) by Katie Porter Ragtime in Simla (Joe Sandilands, #2) by Barbara Cleverly The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1) by Brent Weeks The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley The Last Detective (Peter Diamond, #1) by Peter Lovesey Wild Bunch Women by Michael Rutter Outlaw Tales of California True Stories of the Golden State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats by Chris Enss Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor, #4) by Mike Carey Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward Against the Wind (The Raines of Wind Canyon, #1) by Kat Martin Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Forged in Steele (KGI, #7) by Maya Banks The Chosen (Rogue Angel, #4) by Alex Archer




Borrowed & Read# 90
Silk and Shadows (Silk Trilogy, #1) by Mary Jo Putney The White Forest by Adam McOmber Bonded by Blood (Sweetblood, #1) by Laurie London King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul, #3) by C.L. Wilson Present Danger by Susan Andersen The Heir (Duke's Obsession, #1) (Windham, #1) by Grace Burrowes Highland Surrender by Tracy Brogan Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison Good Groom Hunting (Misadventures in Matrimony, #2) by Shana Galen Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones Some Enchanted Evening (Lost Princesses, #1) by Christina Dodd Evie Undercover by Liz Harris Just One Kiss by Samantha James Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Jesse's Challenge (Corralled #3) by Nicole Austin The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #13) by Alexander McCall Smith The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters #4) by Heather Graham Mutineer (Kris Longknife #1) by Mike Shepherd Warrior Ascended (Sons of the Zodiac, #1) by Addison Fox Far from Perfect (Perfect, Indiana, #1) by Barbara Longley Storm's Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison What Price Love? (Cynster, #13) by Stephanie Laurens A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #2) by Sabrina Jeffries Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland, #1) by Kristen Ashley When Harry Met Molly (Impossible Bachelors, #1) by Kieran Kramer Mercy Street (Mercy Street #1) by Mariah Stewart Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher Death in the City of Light The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King Doc by Mary Doria Russell Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess One & Only by Kara Griffin Hidden (Bone Secrets, #1) by Kendra Elliot
Shadow Music (Highlands' Lairds, #3) by Julie Garwood Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet #1) by Julia Quinn This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars, #5) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Virgin River (Virgin River, #1) by Robyn Carr Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12) by Charlaine Harris Heart of the Wolf (Heart of the Wolf, #1) by Terry Spear In Her Sights (A Montgomery Justice Novel) by Robin Perini Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigations, #1) by Cara Black 1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3) by Haruki Murakami Intimate Deception by Laura Landon The Mammoth Book Of Paranormal Romance 2 by Trisha Telep He Sees You When You're Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark The Wedding Bargain (Effingtons, #1) by Victoria Alexander Dick Francis's Bloodline by Felix Francis What Happens in Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) by Ian Fleming In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Proud Wolf's Woman by Karen Kay Wild Montana Sky (Montana Sky #1) by Debra Holland A Room with a View by E.M. Forster Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer Death of a Dreamer (Hamish Macbeth, #22) by M.C. Beaton The Guy Next Door (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #0.5; Donovan Brothers Brewery, #0.5) by Lori Foster Sugar Rush (Cupcake Club #1) by Donna Kauffman Death of a Maid (Hamish Macbeth, #23) by M.C. Beaton Sweet Tea and Secrets (An Adams Grove Novel, #1) by Nancy Naigle A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki The Railway Detective by Edward Marston The Wanderer (Thunder Point, #1) by Robyn Carr The Unseen (Krewe of Hunters, #5) by Heather Graham Death of a Chimney Sweep (Hamish Macbeth #27) by M.C. Beaton Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Changing Lanes A Novel by Kathleen Long Tempted into Danger (ICE Black Ops Defenders #1) by Melissa Cutler Crystal Gardens (Ladies of Lantern Street, #1) by Amanda Quick The Lost Hours by Karen White The Sultan's Seal (Kamil Pasha, #1) by Jenny White When Maidens Mourn (Sebastian St. Cyr, #7) by C.S. Harris The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6) by Karen Marie Moning The Ideal Man (Buchanan-Renard, #9) by Julie Garwood A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4) by Louise Penny The Cruelest Month (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #3) by Louise Penny How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #3) by Sabrina Jeffries The Terra-Cotta Dog (Salvú Montalbano #2) by Andrea Camilleri Canyons of Night (Looking Glass Trilogy, #3; The Arcane Society, #12; Harmony, #8) by Jayne Castle The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation, #9) by Lauren Willig Tulle Death Do Us Part (Vintage Magic Mystery #6) by Annette Blair Shot All to Hell Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape by Mark Lee Gardner When Maidens Mourn (Sebastian St. Cyr, #7) by C.S. Harris Cop Hater (87th Precinct, #1) by Ed McBain The McKettrick Way (McKettricks, #9) (Silhouette Special Edition, #1867) by Linda Lael Miller A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1) by Sarah MacLean Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7) by Karen Marie Moning Winter Rose by Nora Roberts


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3/15/13 751
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Purchased & Read 2013: 49
Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi AshtonStormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) by Allyson JamesWhite Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly BlackUndeadly (The Reaper Diaries, #1) by Michele VailShadow's Claim (The Dacians, #1) by Kresley ColeThe Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1) by Abbi GlinesThe Vincent Brothers (The Vincent Boys, #2) by Abbi GlinesMidnight Angel (Stokehurst, #1) by Lisa KleypasA Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) by Beth RevisImmortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2; Demonica, #7) by Larissa IoneOnce and Again (Petal, Georgia, #1) by Lauren DaneThe Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora RobertsThirst No. 1 The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice (Thirst, #1) by Christopher PikeThe Witness by Nora RobertsThe First Prophet (Bishop Files, #1) by Kay HooperWould-Be Witch (Southern Witch, #1) by Kimberly FrostPrized (Birthmarked, #2) by Caragh M. O'BrienAwake at Dawn (Shadow Falls, #2) by C.C. HunterThe Eternal Kiss 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire by Trisha TelepMy Sweet Audrina by V.C. AndrewsWrapped (Wrapped, #1) by Jennifer BradburyObsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutIt Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1) by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsDesperate Duchesses (Desperate Duchesses, #1) by Eloisa JamesBath Tangle by Georgette HeyerTwice Tempted (Night Prince, #2) by Jeaniene FrostHüpnotisöör by Lars KeplerThe Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) by Gena ShowalterThe Smoke Thief (Drakon, #1) by Shana AbeThe Pure Land by Alan SpenceThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Storyteller by Jodi PicoultDaimon (Covenant, #0.5) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutLong Hard Ride (Rough Riders, #1) by Lorelei JamesA Werewolf in Manhattan (Wild About You, #1) by Vicki Lewis ThompsonWerewolf in the North Woods (Wild About You, #2) by Vicki Lewis ThompsonWerewolf in Seattle (Wild About You, #3) by Vicki Lewis ThompsonBewitching The Kendra Chronicles by Alex FlinnTry Me (Demon Underground, #2) by Parker BlueSerpent's Kiss (The Beauchamp Family #2) by Melissa de la CruzEverbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi AshtonWerewolf in Denver (Wild About You, #4) by Vicki Lewis ThompsonHeaven, Texas (Chicago Stars, #2) by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsFever (Breathless, #2) by Maya BanksRush (Breathless, #1) by Maya BanksTimeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) by Gail CarrigerThe Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1) by Cassandra Rose ClarkeThe Viking's Sacrifice by Julia KnightThe Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half Moon Hollow, #1) by Molly Harper


Purchased & Read 2012: 37
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefanoFifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. JamesDriving Mr. Dead (Half Moon Hollow, #1.5) by Molly HarperSpell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel HawkinsEternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene FrostBared to You (Crossfire, #1) by Sylvia DayStarcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine AngeliniFinale (Hush, Hush, #4) by Becca FitzpatrickDark Water by Koji SuzukiFifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) by E.L. JamesHigh Stakes (Vegas Vampires, #1) by Erin McCarthySomething About You (FBI / US Attorney, #1) by Julie JamesOne for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet EvanovichAsh by Malinda LoDark and Stormy Knights by P.N. ElrodWhen Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2) by Eloisa JamesCaptivate (Need, #2) by Carrie JonesThe Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2) by Julie KagawaThe Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3) by Julie KagawaEcstasy Unveiled (Demonica, #4) by Larissa IoneI Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus LoreDuchess By Night (Desperate Duchesses, #3) by Eloisa JamesDemon Bound (Black London, #2) by Caitlin KittredgeVanish (Firelight, #2) by Sophie JordanKiss Me, Kill Me (Lucy Kincaid, #2) by Allison BrennanOne Night of Sin (Knight Miscellany, #6) by Gaelen FoleyRise Again A Zombie Thriller by Ben TrippSavor the Moment (Bride Quartet, #3) by Nora RobertsMagic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona AndrewsAngelfall by Susan EeHalf-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutBefore I Fall by Lauren OliverDivergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica RothHeartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail CarrigerSweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1) by Wendy HigginsInescapable (The Premonition, #1) by Amy A. BartolPrince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves, #1) by Quinn Loftis


Owned & Read: 25

Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward Black Out by Lisa Unger The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz Iron Crowned (Dark Swan, #3) by Richelle Mead Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, #1) by Shayla Black Touch of Power (Healer, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1) by C.C. Hunter Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher The Shining (The Shining, #1) by Stephen King Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3) by E.L. James The Wedding (Lairds' Fiancées, #2) by Julie Garwood Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstrom, #2) by Devon Monk Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2) by Brent Weeks City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare For a Few Demons More (The Hollows, #5) by Kim Harrison Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4) by J.R. Ward East of Eden by John Steinbeck Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead The Luxe (Luxe, #1) by Anna Godbersen


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