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message 1: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Sep 08, 2013 11:19AM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments My goal is to read 75 books this year. I set a goal of 50 last year but read 100, would love to read that much this year but it is the year of the dreaded dissertation so I have to be more conservative in my estimate! Also all of my finish dates are done in the UK way of date/month/year because the American way hurts my brain.


message 2: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Jan 22, 2013 06:49PM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 1.Hate List by Jennifer Brown. Finished 3/1/2013. 5 stars.


message 3: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Jan 22, 2013 06:49PM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 2. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray Finished 7/1/2013. 4 stars.


message 4: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nthnlwly) How did you like Beauty Queens? That's on my TBR for this year!


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments Sorry only just saw you commented! I absolutely loved it, it was funny and feminist - all I need in a book.


message 6: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Jan 22, 2013 06:49PM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 3. Matched by Ally Condie. Finished 10/1/2013. 3 stars.


message 7: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Jan 22, 2013 06:50PM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 4. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Finished 13/1/2013. 4 stars.


message 8: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Jan 22, 2013 06:50PM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 5. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. Finished 19/1/2013. 4 stars.


message 9: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments You are reading great books. Hate List is fantastic! I want to read all of her new books coming out.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments I loved Hate List so much. I cried like a baby!


message 11: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Jan 22, 2013 11:14PM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 6. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Finished 23/01/2013. 2 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 7. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Finished 23/01/2013. 2.5 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 8. The Giver by Lois Lowry. Finished 25/01/2013. 4 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 9. Holes by Louis Sachar. Finished 25/01/2013. 4 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 10. Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Finished 26/01/2013. 3 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 11. Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot. Finished 27/01/2013. 3 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 12. Perfect by Sara Shepard. Finished 30/01/2013. 3 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 13. The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks. Finished 2/2/2013. 3 stars.


message 19: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Feb 10, 2013 07:15AM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 14. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams. Finished 8/2/2013. 4 stars.


message 20: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Lord of the Flies only 2 stars... I'm making myself read it this year. It's the very first to-read book that I have on my Goodreads shelf. Anything in particular you didn't like?


message 21: by Jack (new)

Jack (jack_) Yeah, I'll have to pick it up to.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments It just didn't live up to the hype for me. There were parts of it I liked but most of it was just boring to me and full of thoroughly unlikable characters. It probably didn't help that I also read Beauty Queens just before it which is a much better stranded on an island book.


message 23: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Feb 16, 2013 01:57AM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 15. Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore. Finished 13/02/2013. 4 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 16. Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre. Finished 16/02/2013. 4 stars.


message 25: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Stefani - Cheshire Cat. wrote: "It just didn't live up to the hype for me. There were parts of it I liked but most of it was just boring to me and full of thoroughly unlikable characters. It probably didn't help that I also read ..."

Thanks for letting me know. I'm a little apprehensive about Beauty Queens but it might be cooler than I think.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 17. Chosen by Mark Millar. Finished 22/2/2013. 4 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 18. Strangers in Paradise, Pocket Book 1 by Terry Moore. Finished 28/2/2013. 3 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 19. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Finished 28/2/2013. 3 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 20. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Finished 8/3/2013. 4 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 21. Night And Silence by Aline Templeton. Finished 26/3/2013. 3 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 22. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb. Finished 30/3/2013. 4 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 23. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Finished 5/4/2013. 4 stars.


message 33: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3977 comments Wow--you're doing great on your challenge, Stefani! Do you think you're going to up your goal at all?


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments I think I might do depending on how the next couple of months go. Last year my goal was 50 and I somehow managed 100 so upping it could be quite doable!


message 35: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3977 comments Good luck!


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 24. Fight Club by Chuck Pahlaniuk. Finished 13/4/2013. 5 stars.


message 37: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Apr 18, 2013 05:33AM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 25.The War of the Worlds by HG Wells. Finished 18/04/2013. 4 stars


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 26. War Horse by Michael Mopurgo. Finished 18/04/2913. 4 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 27. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Finished 05/05/2013. 2 stars.


message 40: by Sara (new)

Sara (shesautomatic) | 112 comments Stefani - Awesome job on the Anna Karenina; even if it was boring, at least you finished it!


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments Thanks Sara, I'm so pleased with myself for finishing it and at least I've learnt my lesson about Russian literature!


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 28. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling. Finished 12/5/2013 (reread). 4 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 29. Saga, Vol. 2 by BrianK Vaughan. Finished 23/05/2013. 5 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 30. Chew, Vol. 2: International Flavor by Richard Layman. Finished 25/5/2012. 4 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 31. Fables, Vol. 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham. Finished 25/5/2013. 4 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 32. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore. Finished 26/5/2013. 3 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 33. Preppy Little Liars by Amber Turner. Finished 29/5/2013. 5 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 34. Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb. Finished 13/6/2013. 3 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments 35. Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon. Finished 27/6/2013. 3 stars.


Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments Whoops! Forgot to add a book!

36. Battle Royale by Koushan Takami. Read 25/6/2013. 3 stars.


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