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message 1: by Shannon (last edited Sep 30, 2009 07:18PM) (new)

Shannon (theholyterror) So I'm jumping in a little bit late here and I didn't even join goodreads until February so I had to guess for the first two months. It should be interesting to see just how many books I read in a year.

COMPLETED! First 50 read!

[image error] A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, # 6) by Laurell K. Hamilton Mortal Temptations by Allyson James Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1)  by Talia Gryphon Coraline by Neil Gaiman Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4) by J.R. Ward Heartsick by Chelsea Cain [image error] Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) by J.R. Ward
As Shadows Fade (Gardella Vampire Chronicles, #5) by Colleen Gleason Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9) by Charlaine Harris [image error] Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr Black Ice (Ice, #1) by Anne Stuart Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #16) by Laurell K. Hamilton [image error] [image error] Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead Ouran High School Host Club, Volume 8 by Bisco Hatori
Book of Shadows (Sweep, Book 1) by Cate Tiernan Witch Fire (Elemental Witches, Book 1) by Anya Bast False Colors by Alex Beecroft The Coven (Sweep, Book 2) by Cate Tiernan [image error] [image error] Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Sunshine by Robin McKinley Street Magic (Black London, #1) by Caitlin Kittredge Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Eyes Like Stars (The Théâtre Illuminata Act 1) by Lisa Mantchev [image error] Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #17) by Laurell K. Hamilton An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Mystery, #3) by Charlaine Harris The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #3) by Kresley Cole [image error] Swallowing Darkness (Meredith Gentry, #7)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Poison Sleep (Marla Mason, #2) by T.A. Pratt [image error]
Some Girls Bite A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost The Magicians by Lev Grossman Ash by Malinda Lo [image error] The Sheriff of Yrnameer A Novel by Michael Rubens Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares, #1) by Lisa Shearin [image error] [image error] Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs


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Shannon (theholyterror) March:
7. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
Finished: 3/19/09
★ ★ ★

8. Blood Engines by T.A. Pratt
Blood Engines (Marla Mason, Book 1) by T.A. Pratt
Finished: 3/23/09
★ ★ ★ ★

9. Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward
Finished: 3/25/09
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) April:
10. Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) by J.R. Ward
Finished on 4/16/09
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

11. As Shadows Fade by Colleen Gleason
As Shadows Fade (Gardella Vampire Chronicles, #5) by Colleen Gleason
Finished on 4/24/09
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

12. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9) by Charlaine Harris
Finished on 4/26/09
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) May:
13. Marked by P.C. Cast
Marked (House of Night, #1) by P.C. Cast
Finished on 5/3/09
★ ★ ★ ★



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Shannon (theholyterror) 14. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr
Finished on 5/8/09
★ ★ ★ ★



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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments congrats on 10+4!


message 9: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (theholyterror) Mary Todd wrote: "congrats on 10+4!"

thanks!

I'm going to try not to slow down even though I'm taking a spring course that started today.



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Shannon (theholyterror) 15. Black Ice by Anne Stuart
Black Ice (Ice, #1) by Anne Stuart
Finished on 5/15/09
★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 16. Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton
Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #16) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Finished on 5/28/09
★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 17. Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
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Finished on 5/30/09
★ ★ ★

I liked this book, although I don't know if it's the start of a new series a not. Honestly I think it works well as a stand-alone title.


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Shannon (theholyterror) 18. The Sisters Grimm Book 1 The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
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Finished 5/31/2009
★ ★ ★ ★

Read this all in one day, mostly in my backyard soaking up the sun. What a fun story! I think if you love the Shrek movies then you'd get a kick out of this series. It was really enjoyable to read about all the different fairy-tale characters, especially the ones that had assimilated into the human world. And I have to say that I didn't figure out what was going on until almost the same time as the girls, but I liked that it kept me guessing. I'm definitely going to read the next in this series!


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Shannon (theholyterror) So I picked up my pace a bit in May and I'm hoping that I can continue to do so in order to read 50 by the end of the year! This group really has motivated me too, so thanks!


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Shannon (theholyterror) 19. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead
Finished 6/5/2009
★ ★ ★ ★

You know that book that's been on your shelf forever that you finally decided to read, and when you're finished with it you think: why didn't I read this sooner? That's what Succubus Blues was for me; an overall engaging, funny, sexy, suspenseful read. I love the world that Richelle Mead has created, and I can't wait to read more!


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Shannon (theholyterror) 20. Ouran High School Host Club, Volume 8 by Bisco Hatori
Ouran High School Host Club, Volume 8 by Bisco Hatori
Finished 6/6/2009
★ ★ ★ ★

I don't know if manga and graphic novels are counted here, but I figured - why not?

I love this series, it's hilarious.


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Shannon (theholyterror) 21. Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan
Book of Shadows (Sweep, Book 1) by Cate Tiernan
Finished 6/7/2009
★ ★ ★ ★

My review:

I enjoyed this book; it was a nice quick read. It reminded me a lot of the series The Secret Circle No. 1 The Initiation and The Captive Part I by L.J. Smith. I read those when I was a teen and I think if I had found Tiernan's series then I would have eaten them up as well.

This book sets up the series and it ends at a place where you absolutely need to pick up the next one to see what happens.

I don't read a whole lot of books on witches anymore, I think I grew out of them a bit when I graduated high school, although this book was sort of nostalgic for me. I remember going to occult bookstores when I knew my parents, well, at least my Dad, would be upset if they knew that's where I'd been. I think just about every girl goes through their phase that includes Ouija boards, "seances", and playing light as a feather - stiff as a board. I liked reading Book of Shadows because it made me remember all those silly times with my friends. Although we never went skinny dipping in the moonlight ...

I enjoyed this book a lot and I'm definitely going to have to start the next one soon!


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Shannon (theholyterror) 22. Witch Fire by Anya Bast
Witch Fire (Elemental Witches, Book 1) by Anya Bast
Finished 6/10/2009
★ ★ ★

This book had way more sex than I thought it would but I still enjoyed the plot when it was there. I'll probably read the rest in this series but not right away.


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Shannon (theholyterror) 23. False Colors An M/M Romance by Alex Beecroft
False Colors by Alex Beecroft
Finished 6/18/2009



message 20: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Thurner How is Heartsick? It's on my to read list.


message 21: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (theholyterror) Sharon wrote: "How is Heartsick? It's on my to read list."

I enjoyed it, and I'll read the next one when it's out in paperback. I like a good suspense novel every now and then for a change of pace. I think if you liked Silence of the Lambs (I've seen the movie, haven't read the book) you'd like this story as well. It's basically the same plot in a way except the genders of the serial killer and the cop are switched. Although the relationship between them is more developed than that of Hannibal Lecter and Clarice.


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Sharon Thurner Good, thanks. If I can get through my book club books this month I'll try to get to it next.


message 23: by Shannon (last edited Jul 23, 2009 03:42PM) (new)

Shannon (theholyterror) 24. The Coven by Cate Tiernan
The Coven (Sweep, Book 2) by Cate Tiernan
Finished: 6/20/2009
★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 25. Blood Witch by Cate Tiernan
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Finished: 6/24/2009
★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) Halfway there!


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Shannon (theholyterror) 26. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
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Finished: 6/26/2009
★ ★ ★ ★

I know this seems like a strange book for me to read, but I read a couple pages of this at work a few months ago and I thought it was pretty funny. So today it was so slow that I decided to read the whole thing. There were parts that I actually laughed out loud! I enjoyed this a lot and I'm going to have to read the rest of this series now.


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Shannon (theholyterror) 27. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Finished: 6/27/2009
★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 28. Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Finished 7/5/2009
★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 29. Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge
Street Magic (Black London, #1) by Caitlin Kittredge
Finished 7/8/2009
★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 30. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Finished 7/12/2009
★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 31. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Eyes Like Stars (The Théâtre Illuminata Act 1) by Lisa Mantchev
Finished 7/17/2009
★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 32. Succubus On Top by Richelle Mead
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Finished 7/23/2009
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 33. Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton
Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #17) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Finished 7/25/2009
★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 34. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Mystery, #3) by Charlaine Harris
Finished 7/27/2009
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 35. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Finished 7/29/2009
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 36. No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole
No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #2) by Kresley Cole
Finished 8/1/2009
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 37. Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead
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Finished 8/3/2009
★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) Poison Sleep by T.A. Pratt
Poison Sleep (Marla Mason, #2) by T.A. Pratt
Finished 8/6/2009
★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 40. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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Finished 8/9/2009
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 41. Some Girls Bite A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill
Some Girls Bite A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill
Finished 8/11/2009
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 42. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost
Finished 8/17/2009
★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 43. The Magicians A Novel by Lev Grossman
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Finished 8/21/2009
★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 44. Ash by Malinda Lo
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Finished 8/23/2009
★ ★ ★



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Shannon (theholyterror) 45. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
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Finished 8/23/2009
★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 46. The Sheriff of Yrnameer A Novel by Michael Rubens
The Sheriff of Yrnameer A Novel by Michael Rubens
Finished 8/30/2009
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 47. Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin
Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares, #1) by Lisa Shearin
Finished 8/31/2009
★ ★ ★

Nearing the homestretch, only 3 to go!


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Shannon (theholyterror) 48. Hannah by Kathryn Lasky
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Finished 9/3/2009
★ ★ ★


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Shannon (theholyterror) 49. Storm Born by Richelle Mead
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Finished 9/4/2009
★ ★ ★ ★



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