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message 1: by Debra (last edited Jan 30, 2022 02:21AM) (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
This is my folder where I will keep a list of those big books I have read throughout the years.

2022
Salem's Lot by Stephen King - 483 pages
The Castaways by Lucy Clarke - 416 pages
A Time to Kill by John Grisham - 738 pages
Sycamore Row by John Grisham - 447 pages


2021
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult - 416 pages
11 22 63 by Stephen King - 849 pages
The Secret History by Donna Tartt - 629 pages
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter - 656 pages
The Confession by John Grisham - 418 pages
A Place called Here by Cecelia Ahern - 485 pages
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley - 406 pages
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V E Schwab - 448 pages
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas - 419 pages
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas - 626 pages
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas - 705 pages
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas - 757 pages
Song of the Nile by Hannah Fielding - 640 pages
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer - 484 pages
A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer - 450 page
A Vow so Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer - 408 pages
Cop Town by Karin Slaughter - 416 pages
The Familiars by Stacey Halls - 448 pages
The Reckoning by John Grisham - 420 pages

2020
The Winter Folly by Lulu Taylor - 400 pages
The Snow Angel by Lulu Taylor - 497 pages
All the Rage by Cara Hunter - 416 pages
The Winter Children by Lulu Taylor - 481 pages
Her Frozen Heart by Lulu Taylor - 480 pages
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella - 448 pages
Songs about a Girl by Chris Russell - 496 pages
Songs about Us by Chris Russell - 445 pages
Songs about a Boy by Chris Russell - 438 pages
Right Behind You by Rachel Abbott - 400 pages
Poison by Jacqui Rose - 403 pages
The Neighbours by Nicola Gill - 400 pages
The Perfect Kill by Helen Fields - 416 pages
Never Saw You Coming by Hayley Doyle - 416 pages
The Silent House by Nell Pattison - 400 pages
The Snow Rose by Lulu Taylor - 420 pages
The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor - 544 pages
A Midwinter Promise by Lulu Taylor - 400 pages
Indigo Lake by Jodi Thomas - 432 pages
The Other Mrs by Mary Kubica - 405 pages
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - 800 pages
The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks - 400 pages
The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon - 422 Pages
The Separation by Dinah Jefferies - 456 pages
The Binding by Bridget Collins - 437 pages
The Broker by John Grisham - 422 pages
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager - 409 pages
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult - 402 pages
Don't Breath a Word by Jennifer McMahon - 447 pages
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult - 510 pages
A Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern - 498 pages
Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern - 585 pages

2019
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas - 419 pages
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas - 626 pages
A Court of Wing and Ruin by Sarah J Maas - 699 pages
Don't Turn Around by Amanda Brooke - 416 pages
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare - 688 pages
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare - 699 pages
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare - 912 pages
In the Full Light of the Sun by Clare Clark - 432 pages
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - 456 pages
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - 545 pages
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michele Hodkin - 470 pages
The Partner by John Grisham - 416 pages
Last Seen by Lucy Clark - 449 pages
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas - 406 pages
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas - 418 pages
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas - 565 pages
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas - 664 pages
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas - 984 pages
Next of Kin by LF Robertson - 400 pages
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella - 448 pages
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella - 432 pages
Concerto by Hannah Fielding - 528 pages
A Shroud of Leaves by Rebecca Alexander - 400 pages
The Swallows by Lisa Lutz - 528 pages
A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore - 456 pages
The Testament by John Grisham - 535 pages
Revival by Stephen King - 405 pages
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - 419 pages
The Witness by Nora Roberts - 757 pages
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - 688 pages
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness - 630 pages
Book of Life by Deborah Harkness - 637 pages

2018
Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray - 552 pages
Origin by Dan Brown - 461 pages
The Firm by John Grisham - 501 pages
A Baby's Bones by Sage Westfield - 473 pages
The Fear by CL Taylor - 400 pages
The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn - 427 pages
That Girl by Kate Kerrigan - 400 pages
Origin by Dan Brown - 461 pages
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham - 400 pages
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan - 407 Pages
Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan - 400 pages
Eternally Yours by Cate Tiernan - 458 pages
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - 409 pages
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater - 439 Pages
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater - 439 pages
Night School by CJ Daughterty - 454 pages
The Chamber by John Grisham - 544 Pages
The Rainmaker by John Grisham - 419 pages
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare - 507 Pages
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - 485 pages
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare - 453 pages
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare - 541 pages
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare - 424 Pages
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare - 534 pages
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare - 725 pages
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare - 672 pages
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - 481 pages
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare - 502 pages
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare - 567 pages
Wychwood by George Mann - 400 pages
You Let Me In by Lucy Clark - 417 pages
Leverage in Death by JD Robb - 400 pages
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer - 496 pages

2017
Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies - 400 pages
Every Little Thing by Samantha Young - 400 pages
My Sister's Bones bby Nuala Ellwood - 400 pages
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks - 496 pages
The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown - 400 pages
Bone Meal for Roses by Miranda Sherry - 416 pages
The Alibi by Jaime Raven - 400 pages
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas - 404 pages
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas - 418 pages
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas - 565 pages
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas - 648 pages
Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas - 693 pages
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J Maas - 448 pages
Blood Sisters by Jane Corry - 400 pages
Lies by T M Logan - 418 pages
Two Lost Boys by LF Robertson - 400 pages
Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland - 400 pages
The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley - 512 pages
The Escape by CL Taylor - 433 pages
Moonrise by Sarah Crossan - 400 pages
The Mayfly by James Hazel - 432 pages
Songs about Us by Chris Russell - 445 pages
Girl in the Woods by Jennifer McMahon - 423 pages
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult - 446 pages
Secrets in Death by JD Robb - 400 pages
Kill Me Twice by Simon Booker - 448 pages
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith - 455 pages
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith - 455 pages
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith - 492 pages
A Time to Kill by John Grisham - 515 pages
The Diviners by Libba Bray - 578 pages
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray -613 pages

2016
The Child's Secret by Amanda Brooke - 448 pages
Last Breath by Rachel Caine - 447 pages
Black Dawn by Rachel Caine - 507 pages
Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine - 538 pages
Fall of Night by Rachel Caine - 443 pages
Daylighters by Rachel Caine - 496 pages
Brotherhood in Death by J D Robb - 400 pages
Match Me If You Can by Michele Gorman - 416 Pages
The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling - 503 pages
The Woman Who Upped and Left by Fiona Gibson
The Night that Changed Everything by Tait and Rice - 416 Pages
The Help by Kathryn Stockett - 444 pages
The Obsession by Nora Roberts - 456 pages
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern - 402 pages
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon - 452 pages
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon - 510 pages
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout - 474 pages
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella - 400 pages
Songs about a Girl by Chris Russell - 496 pages
Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding - 464 pages
Masquerade by Hannah Fielding - 442 pages
Legacy by Hannah Fielding - 448 pages
The House in Quill Court by Charlotte Betts - 416 Pages
Soldier's Wives by Fiona Field - 429 pages
IT by Stephen King - 912 pages
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick - 427 pages
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick - 448 pages
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick - 454 pages

2015
The Forbidden Game by L J Smith (BindUp) - 750 pages
The Years of Loving You by Ella Harper - 400 pages
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - 409 pages
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly - 496 pages
The Moment of Letting Go by JA Redmerski - 432 pages
The Missing Husband by Amanda Brooke - 432 pages
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas - 416 pages
The Dress by Kate Kerrigan - 448 pages
The Turning Point by Freya North - 480 pages
Pieces of You by Ella Harer - 418 pages
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini - 518 pages
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini - 503 pages
Goddess by Josephine Angelini - 448 pages
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - 446 pages
The Chateau on the Lake by Charlotte Betts - 400 pages
As Good as it Gets by Fiona Gibson - 400 pages
The Liar by Nora Roberts - 501 pages
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - 485 pages
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare - 453 pages
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare - 541 pages
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare - 424 pages
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare - 535 pages
Divergent by Veronica Roth - 489 pages
Insurgent by Veronica Roth - 525 pages
Allegiant by Veronica Roth - 526 pages
Obsession in Death by J D Robb - 416 pages


message 2: by Robert (new)

Robert (booklover_83) | 45 comments Good Luck Deb! I am shooting for 5 this year because I have so many things I want to accomplish this year:)


message 3: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Rob wrote: "Good Luck Deb! I am shooting for 5 this year because I have so many things I want to accomplish this year:)"

Brillant Rob, looking forward to seeing how you get on :-)


message 4: by Adriana (new)

Adriana Girolami (adrianagirolami) | 2 comments Debra wrote: "Rob wrote: "Good Luck Deb! I am shooting for 5 this year because I have so many things I want to accomplish this year:)"

Brillant Rob, looking forward to seeing how you get on :-)"


Although busy with my book debut I always try to find time to read...Difficult sometimes!!!


message 5: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
The Honey Queen by Cathy Kelly

Yey! My first big book of the year.... :-)


message 6: by Adriana (new)

Adriana Girolami (adrianagirolami) | 2 comments Debra wrote: "The Honey Queen by Cathy Kelly

Yey! My first big book of the year.... :-)"


Great, you are on your way!


message 7: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows, #1) by Yelena Black


message 8: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Scent of Magic (Healer, #2) by Maria V. Snyder


message 9: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Requiem (Delirium, #3) by Lauren Oliver


message 10: by Nancy from NJ (new)

Katz Nancy from NJ (nancyk18) How did you enjoy Cathy Kelly as an author. I was told to try reading one of her books since she is similar to Maeve Binchy.


message 11: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Nancy wrote: "How did you enjoy Cathy Kelly as an author. I was told to try reading one of her books since she is similar to Maeve Binchy."

Hi Cathy! I realy enjoyed her writing, its very laid back and easy to read... Great writing style to read and really relax and enjoy the story.. Do let me know if you do decide to give her a go. :-)


message 12: by Nancy from NJ (last edited Apr 08, 2013 06:27AM) (new)

Katz Nancy from NJ (nancyk18) I think you mean Nancy but that's OK I always wanted to be named Cathy. And I will let you know as soon as I read one of her titles what I think.


message 13: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke

Wahoo!


message 14: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
The Holiday Home by Fern Britton


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Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1) by R.J. Anderson


message 16: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
It's Up to You, New York by Tess Daly

Woohoo1 Finally read a book that was over 400 pages, its been a while! :-)


message 17: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand


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Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Three Little Words by Jessica Thompson


message 19: by cazdoll (new)

cazdoll | 4 comments I'm readingMy Sister's Keeperand i only started it last night,cause i was to tired to get my other book from the bedroom, i have seen the film, really loving the story so far :)


message 20: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) | 18 comments How do i get a space to post into


message 21: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Lindy wrote: "How do i get a space to post into"

Hi Lindy - I will set up a folder for you and send you a private message in a moment with the link

Best wishes

Debs


message 22: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) | 18 comments You are so wonderful and now Nancy is happier


message 23: by Nancy from NJ (new)

Katz Nancy from NJ (nancyk18) I wasn't unhappy only frustrated that I couldn't help you after trying.

But thanks to Debra. I now realize I could have opened this folder by using NEW TOPIC but didn't realize this could have worked for the purpose of this challenge.


message 24: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) | 18 comments Are we able to set up these folders, or does the moderator have too?


message 25: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Lindy wrote: "Are we able to set up these folders, or does the moderator have too?"


Yes you can set up a folder at any time. At the top of the main page there is a heading called 'Discussion' and to the right of that you will find the word 'new'. If you click on that you can create a folder :-)


message 26: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) | 18 comments Thank you, i did need this earlier and couldnt' do it then either. It seems a strange way to do it, I like setting up a gR shelf for challenges


message 27: by cazdoll (new)

cazdoll | 4 comments im still re-reading all the harry potter books :)


message 28: by Paula (new)

Paula | 177 comments I think I read and or listened to them about 3 times each. Always before the new book came out then before the new movie came out. LOL I still have the entire set sitting here in case I want to read them at a later time.


message 29: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Catherine wrote: "im still re-reading all the harry potter books :)" They are so addicting! :-)


message 30: by cazdoll (new)

cazdoll | 4 comments I love them,they help me when im in a book slump,but this time the movies were on over xmas and wanted to see what parts were in book and not in film :) then I'm going to read the Percy Jackson series


message 31: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Catherine wrote: "I love them,they help me when im in a book slump,but this time the movies were on over xmas and wanted to see what parts were in book and not in film :) then I'm going to read the Percy Jackson series"

I haven't read the Percy Jackson series yet but it is on my neverending list of things to get ! lol!


message 32: by cazdoll (new)

cazdoll | 4 comments I got the boxset for €20 while the first 2 books in another bookstore would have been about €16, so a brill deal :) happy out now

p.s love your vids on youtube,gizmo is so funny :) did you get a tbr basket ready for this year? they are my fav vids ha ha


message 33: by Ann (new)

Ann Dunn 2016 Big Books


message 34: by Ann (new)

Ann Dunn i am gonna try for 5 big books.


message 35: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Ann wrote: "i am gonna try for 5 big books." Good luck Ann :-)


message 36: by Bumblesby (new)

Bumblesby | 57 comments Mod
Hi Debs - Happy New Year!


message 37: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Bumblesby wrote: "Hi Debs - Happy New Year!" Happy New Year to you too Tim! Hope all is well with you :-)


message 38: by Christine (new)

Christine (KizzieReads) (kizzie48) | 7 comments I decided to do 10 big books for now. :)


message 39: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Christine wrote: "I decided to do 10 big books for now. :)" Good luck Christine! :-)


message 40: by Nilgün (new)

Nilgün (hassiz) | 5 comments Hi I am in. I have other chalange and have other book so far. so I have add 3-4 book https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 41: by Agata (new)

Agata Naiara (AgataNaiara) | 1 comments Hi everybody I am the new voice.


message 42: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
My updated big book reads for 2016, so far... I am sensing a theme with books just over 400... Might be adding a new goal for next year being to read more 500 plus books to challenge myself a little bit more:

2016
The Child's Secret by Amanda Brooke - 448 pages
Last Breath by Rachel Caine - 447 pages
Black Dawn by Rachel Caine - 507 pages
Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine - 538 pages
Fall of Night by Rachel Caine - 443 pages
Daylighters by Rachel Caine - 496 pages
Brotherhood in Death by J D Robb - 400 pages
Match Me If You Can by Michele Gorman - 416 Pages
The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling - 503 pages
The Woman Who Upped and Left by Fiona Gibson
The Night that Changed Everything by Tait and Rice - 416 Pages
The Help by Kathryn Stockett - 444 pages
The Obsession by Nora Roberts - 456 pages
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern - 402 pages
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon - 452 pages
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon - 510 pages
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout - 474 pages


message 43: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
My 2017 so far :-)

2017
Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies - 400 pages
Every Little Thing by Samantha Young - 400 pages
My Sister's Bones bby Nuala Ellwood - 400 pages
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks - 496 pages
The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown - 400 pages
Bone Meal for Roses by Miranda Sherry - 416 pages
The Alibi by Jaime Raven - 400 pages
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas - 404 pages
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas - 418 pages


message 44: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Just added Heir of Fire at 565 pages! So proud of that one! Now we need to go bigger! :-)


message 45: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Just added Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas - 648 pages :-)


message 46: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Just added Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas - 693 pages :-)


message 47: by Bumblesby (new)

Bumblesby | 57 comments Mod
Well, it's about time! :) I miss your videos :(


message 48: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Bumblesby wrote: "Well, it's about time! :) I miss your videos :("

lol! Miss yours too! Just went to your channel to check and to my delight I see a video has been posted I have not yet seen! Now going to go and devour it now! :-)


message 49: by Debra (new)

Debra (debrasbookcafe) | 167 comments Mod
Starting the year off with a bang!!!

2019
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas - 419 pages
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas - 626 pages
A Court of Wing and Ruin by Sarah J Maas - 699 pages


message 50: by Paula (new)

Paula | 177 comments Wow, good reading!


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