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message 1: by Brianna Andreda (last edited Jun 08, 2014 11:53AM) (new)

Brianna Andreda | 276 comments Hi everyone, this year I have challenged myself to read 100 books. So far I have read 1 book. It was very interesting and had me turning the page. Next I'm going to read And the Mountains Echoed and participate in the group read for January. Looking forward to discussing that book with the other members participating.

#1 The Summer I Died by Ryan C Thomas

The Summer I Died by Ryan C. Thomas

Finished: January 4, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #2 And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

It took me much longer than I expected to finish that book.

Finished: March 15, 2014


Brianna Andreda | 276 comments The third book (or should I say play) was Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen. This was a very interesting play to me and a short read.


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #4 The Returned by Jason Mott

This book was an okay read. The mystery that drives story still remained a mystery throughout the whole book. I have many unanswered questions that I assumed would be answered by the time I finished this book, and they were not. I do like the concepts of death, losses, love, faith, and religion that was shown in the book. However, my overall opinion of this book is not that good. I did not really get into the book until the last 2 chapters. Before that I was just reading to see how it was going to end


Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #5 Wool by Hugh Howey

This is an interesting book, however I was left with too many questions and I am very confused. I guess the too many questions part is a good thing considering this is a series. There are just so many parts of this book that I do not understand. So I will be reading the next book in the series to see if it will clarify a few things.


Brianna Andreda | 276 comments Currently reading: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (audiobook) and The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (Kindle book)


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #8 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

Finished: April 1, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #9 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Finished: April 3, 2014

I also loved the movie since it had Leonardo DiCaprio in it.


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments Still reading The Shining Girls (Kindle) and I have started to finish up Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (audiobook)


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Talia Colley (misstalia) | 374 comments Brianna wrote: "Still reading The Shining Girls (Kindle) and I have started to finish up Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (audiobook)"

Brianna, after you finish Pride and Prejudice, you might want to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It's an amusing retelling of the story with zombies thrown in.


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments Talia wrote: "Brianna wrote: "Still reading The Shining Girls (Kindle) and I have started to finish up Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (audiobook)"

Brianna, after yo..."


It is on my to-read shelf, but I was never sure of the approach it took to Pride & Prejudice. I will most likely try to start that book right after or at least not too far apart. Thanks for the suggestion


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #10 New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon (Twilight, #2) by Stephenie Meyer

Finished: April 06, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #11 The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Finished: April 07, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments I think I may put Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen on hold for a little bit, for some reason it has been pretty hard for me to read and finish that book.


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments I am currently reading 3 books. I haven't quite figured out how I ended up starting 3 different books, but it just happened. Those three books are Water by Terra Harmony (eBook), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind (paperback), and A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle (audiobook). Actually now that I think about it work is how I ended up reading three books at a time because I can only have a paperback or hardcover book when I'm at work between taking calls


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #12 A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Scandal in Bohemia (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle

This was a great short read. I like how the woman caught on to Sherlock Holmes' plan. Smart woman.

Finished: April 12, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments Currently reading:

Cobweb Bride (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, #1) by Vera Nazarian 8% done Perfume The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind 53% done Water (Akasha, #1) by Terra Harmony 37% done


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #13 Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian

Cobweb Bride (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, #1) by Vera Nazarian

Finished: April 22, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #14 Water by Terra Harmony

Water (Akasha, #1) by Terra Harmony

Finished: May 4, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments Currently reading:

Perfume The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind 53% done Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 78% done Dreamcatcher by Stephen King 36% done


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #15 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Finished: May 19, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #16 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins

Finished: May 29, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #17 The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver (The Giver #1) by Lois Lowry

Finished: June 1, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #19 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Finished: June 4, 2014

The ending made me cry. It's been so long since a book has made me cry at the end.


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #20 Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Finished: June 12, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #21 The Awakening by L.J. Smith

The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries, #1) by L.J. Smith

Finished: June 22, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #22 Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman

Finished: June 22, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #23 Fairy Tail, Vol. 01 by Hiro Mashima

Fairy Tail, Vol. 01 (Fairy Tail, #1) by Hiro Mashima

Finished: July 3, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #24 Fairy Tail, Vol. 02 by Hiro Mashima

Fairy Tail, Vol. 02 (Fairy Tail, #2) by Hiro Mashima

Finished: July 6, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #25 The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Finished: July 6, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #27 Embryo by J.A. Schneider

Embryo by J.A. Schneider

Finished: July 8, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #28 Fruits Basket, Volume 01 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket, Volume 01 by Natsuki Takaya

Finished: July 8, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #29 Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom by Tsugumi Ohba

Death Note, Vol. 1 Boredom (Death Note, #1) by Tsugumi Ohba

Finished: July 9, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #30 Becoming Human by Eliza Green

Becoming Human (Exilon 5, #1) by Eliza Green

Finished: July 10, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #31 Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies by Rayne Hall

Undead Ten Tales of Zombies by Rayne Hall

Finished: July 12, 2014


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Adriana | 3753 comments Brianna wrote: "#29 Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom by Tsugumi Ohba

Death Note, Vol. 1 Boredom (Death Note, #1) by Tsugumi Ohba

Finished: July 9, 2014"


I remember being really into the tv show version of this manga. Was the art in the manga any good?


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments Adriana wrote: "Brianna wrote: "#29 Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom by Tsugumi Ohba

Death Note, Vol. 1 Boredom (Death Note, #1) by Tsugumi Ohba

Finished: July 9, 2014"

I remember being really into the ..."


Yes the art in the manga is very good. I used to watch the TV show as well


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #32 Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

Finished: July 13, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #33 Case Closed, Vol. 1 by Gosho Aoyama

Case Closed, Vol. 1 by Gosho Aoyama

Finished: July 22, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #34 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins

Finished: July 27, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #36 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Finished: July 31, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #37 Case Closed, Vol. 2 by Gosho Aoyama

Case Closed, Vol. 2 by Gosho Aoyama

Finished: August 4, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #38 Tangled by Emma Chase

Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase

Fiished: August 11, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #39 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Finished: August 11, 2014


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Brianna Andreda | 276 comments #40 Killing Kate by Lila Veen

Killing Kate by Lila Veen

Finished: August 15, 2014


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