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message 1: by Jenny (last edited Jan 01, 2017 02:13PM) (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments I decided to go ahead and start making some goals now!

First off, I'm going to continue the same goals I had last year, it worked really well for some diversity!

20 Adult Fiction Books Read
10 Nonfiction Books Read


Next, I'm focusing on finishing some series! I've now started over 130 series! I want to finish up some series. I'm not going to list them all, but my goal is to finish up at least 30 series this year! Some I only have one book left, so this should be a pretty easy challenge for
me. I'm not going to promise that I won't start any new series, however, as I know I would fail at that!

My last challenge: Like Blue, I really need to read more of the books I own. I have hundreds that I haven't read yet! I want to read 80 books off of my own shelves

These are somewhat ambitious goals, but I know I can do them!

Oh, and I'm setting my total books read Goodreads goal at 200

Wish me luck :)

Nonfiction Reads
The Sketchbook Project World Tour by Steven PetermanWildflower by Drew BarrymoreImprobable Libraries A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries by Alex JohnsonMonster Verse Poems Human and Inhuman by Tony BarnstoneCheck These Out One Librarian's Catalog of the 200 Coolest, Best, and Most Important Books You'll Ever Read by Gina SheridanThe Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik LarsonThe Time Traveler's Handbook 18 Experiences from the Eruption of Vesuvius to Woodstock by James WyllieThe Magnolia Story by Chip GainesWild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl StrayedVanishing Cornwall by Daphne du Maurier

Adult Reads
After Alice by Gregory MaguireThe Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert GalbraithSoulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail CarrigerThe Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina SimonsDead of Night (Dead of Night, #1) by Jonathan MaberryFall of Night (Dead of Night, #2) by Jonathan MaberryThe Windup Girl by Paolo BacigalupiThe Martian by Andy WeirMe Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo MoyesLily Love by Maggi MyersNorthanger Abbey by Jane AustenEvery Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuireGhost in Trouble (Bailey Ruth, #3) by Carolyn HartThe Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert GalbraithThe Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsThe Paris Wife by Paula McLainA Patchwork Christmas Collection by Judith McCoy MillerThe Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) by Nora Roberts

Books on my Bookshelves Read
The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3) by Michelle HodkinTen Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, #2) by Claudia GrayErebos by Ursula PoznanskiOrigin (Lux, #4) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutThe Eve (The Eden Trilogy, #3) by Keary TaylorA Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. MaasNovember 9 by Colleen HooverBiggest Flirts (Superlatives, #1) by Jennifer EcholsWalk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae CarsonThe Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2) by Marie RutkoskiWinter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa MeyerDead of Night (Dead of Night, #1) by Jonathan MaberryStars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5) by Marissa MeyerThe Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories (Fire and Thorns, #0.5-0.7) by Rae CarsonThree (Article 5, #3) by Kristen SimmonsFall of Night (Dead of Night, #2) by Jonathan MaberrySalt to the Sea by Ruta SepetysThe Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3) by Kelley ArmstrongA Mad Zombie Party (White Rabbit Chronicles, #4) by Gena ShowalterPassenger (Passenger, #1) by Alexandra BrackenThe Rule of Mirrors (The Vault of Dreamers, #2) by Caragh M. O'BrienThe Windup Girl by Paolo BacigalupiCruel Crown (Red Queen, #0.1-#0.2) by Victoria AveyardGlass Sword (Red Queen, #2) by Victoria AveyardThe Martian by Andy WeirMe Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo MoyesThe Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3) by Marie RutkoskiHorde (Razorland, #3) by Ann AguirreSpectrum by Kay KadingerThe Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1) by Abbi GlinesThe Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies, #4) by Pittacus LoreThe Crown (The Selection, #5) by Kiera CassSlayers (Slayers, #1) by C.J. HillNorthanger Abbey by Jane AustenThe Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik LarsonHarry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8) by John TiffanyOpposition (Lux, #5) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutA Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba BraySecret Histories (Lorien Legacies The Lost Files, #4-6) by Pittacus LoreHidden Enemy (Lorien Legacies The Lost Files, #7-9) by Pittacus LoreI Am Number Four The Lost Files Rebel Allies (Lorien Legacies The Lost Files, #10-12) by Pittacus LoreThe Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, #1) by Carolyn KeenePeter Pan by J.M. BarrieLosing Hope (Hopeless, #2) by Colleen HooverPoint of Retreat (Slammed, #2) by Colleen HooverThis Girl (Slammed, #3) by Colleen HooverGemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie KaufmanFaking Normal by Courtney C. StevensAs Red as Blood (Lumikki Andersson, #1) by Salla SimukkaDearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1) by Lia HabelSpeak by Laurie Halse AndersonCrank (Crank, #1) by Ellen HopkinsGhost in Trouble (Bailey Ruth, #3) by Carolyn HartLibrary of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3) by Ransom RiggsThe Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert GalbraithQueen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. MaasA Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1) by Jessica CluessThe Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) by Rick RiordanReplica (Replica, #1) by Lauren OliverEmpire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. MaasThe Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsThe House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick RiordanWild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl StrayedThe Paris Wife by Paula McLainIt Ends with Us by Colleen HooverThe Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5) by Rick RiordanA Patchwork Christmas Collection by Judith McCoy MillerThe Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) by Nora RobertsJust Listen by Sarah DessenVanishing Cornwall by Daphne du Maurier

Series finished

1. Mara Dyer
2. The Call of the Forgotten by Julie Kagawa
3. The Eden Trilogy by Keary Taylor
4. The Lunar Chronicles
5. Article 5
6. The Darkest Powers Trilogy
7. Alice in Zombieland
8. The Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson
9. Rebel Wing by Tracy Banghart
10. The Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
11. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
12. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
13. Razorland by Ann Aguirre
14. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
15. The Selection by Kiera Cass
16. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
17. Protector of the Small by Tamora Pierce
18. The Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout
19. The Morality Doctrine by James Dashner
20. The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore
21. The Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover
22. Slammed series by Colleen Hoover
23. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
24. The Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier
25. The WorldWalker Trilogy by Josephine Angelini
26. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
27. Unbeautiful by Jessica Sorenson
28. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan


message 2: by Elora (new)

Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Wow! Awesome goals, Jenny. Good luck :)


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Great goals! Good luck :)


message 4: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Holy moly Jenny, that's so many books!!! But I know you can do it, you're such a fast reader. :D


message 5: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Thanks guys! There will probably be some overlap...I'll try to read adult and nonfiction books from my shelves, as well as finish up series I already own :)


message 6: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie WOW Jenny, good luck!! I need to wrap up a bunch of my series too.


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
200 book! Great goal ^_^


message 8: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Starting off pretty good--I'm reading The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3) by Michelle Hodkin which will finish off a series, plus is a book I already own off of my shelves.

Also started Opal (Lux, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout which is part of a series, and Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, #2) by Claudia Gray part of another series and I book I already owned.

Let's do this!


message 9: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Finished my first series of the year!


message 10: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Wow, you're already making great progress Jenny! :D


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Holy crap! You are so fast Jenny!


message 12: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Thanks guys! Added another book above!


message 13: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Finished my first non fiction book, and it was a really fun one :)


message 14: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Just finished another nonfiction read, Wildflower by Drew Barrymore and I LOVED it! I've always been a huge fan of Drew. And she's was Darryl's big crush growing up :D


message 15: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Just finished The Iron Warrior (The Iron Fey Call of the Forgotten, #3) by Julie Kagawa which finishes my 2nd series of the year!


message 16: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Well, one month down and I'm doing pretty well on my goals!

Adult books read so far: 3 (goal is 20)

Nonfiction books read so far: 2 (goal is 10)

Books off of my bookshelves: 4 (goal is 80)

Series finished: 2 (goal is 30)

Total of 18 books read. (goal is 200)


message 17: by Elora (new)

Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Wow, Jenny! Way to go.....the reader in me says, "holy cow!!! That's a lot of books!'" while the mathematician in me thinks, "awesome, you're right on track!" Either way: well done!


message 18: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Thanks Elora!


message 19: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Amazing, Jenny! :)


message 20: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Thanks Brigid!


message 21: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Finished another series!


message 22: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Taber | 506 comments That's awesome. Way to go!


message 23: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Thanks!!


message 24: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Yesss! Go Jenny go! :D


message 25: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Finished another nonfiction book! Improbable Libraries A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries by Alex Johnson Loved it, it was a fun read :)


message 26: by Travis (new)

Travis Bughi (tbughi1) That's quite the goal, and it looks like you're conquering it, too! Nice.


message 27: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Thanks Travis!

I've updated my post above, read a few more books off of my shelves.


message 28: by Jenny (last edited Feb 29, 2016 01:18PM) (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments End of February Progress:

3 Nonfiction read (goal is 10)

3 Adult read (goal is 20)

8 books off of my bookshelves read (goal is 80)

3 series finished (goal is 30)

Not doing too bad, but I do need to step it up a bit! I'm finally almost done with my library books, and I haven't been checking anymore out, so here soon I can concentrate more on my goals above!

Total books read: 34, goal is 200


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Keep it up Jenny!


message 30: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie Go Jenny go!


message 31: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Thanks guys!


message 32: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Yay Jenny! :D


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Great job, Jenny! As always the reading machine ^_^


message 34: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Thank you! Reading is my superpower ;)


message 35: by Elora (new)

Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Nice superpower, Jen!


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
BEST. SUPERPOWER. EVER!


message 37: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments LOL!


message 38: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Updated above: I finished another series, and added some other books in as well to the other challenges!


message 39: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments UPDATE for the end of March!

I've read:

5 nonfiction books (goal is 10)

4 adult books (goal is 20)

11 books off of my bookshelves (goal is 80)

4 series complete (goal is 30)

Read a total of 47 books so far this year! (goal is 200)

Not doing too bad, although I need to work harder on the adult books and the series!


message 40: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie Nice work, Jenny!


message 41: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Awesome!!! :) I also need to work on my adult book goal ... I don't think I've read any yet, haha.


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
great job, Jenny! As usual ^_^


message 43: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Minor | 276 comments Jenny wrote: "UPDATE for the end of March!

I've read:

5 nonfiction books (goal is 10)

4 adult books (goal is 20)

11 books off of my bookshelves (goal is 80)

4 series complete (goal is 30)

Read a total of ..."



message 44: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Minor | 276 comments Wow! :) :)


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
You inspire me Jenny! I am in such a reading slump but it you can work - be a mom - and read I should really be able to bump up my game since I am childfree :)


message 46: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments You all make me smile! Glad I can inspire you :)


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Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* wrote: "Awesome!!! :) I also need to work on my adult book goal ... I don't think I've read any yet, haha."

LOL! Maybe we should pick one to buddy read together :)


message 48: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
We should! :D


message 49: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Ok, make a list of some adult books you'd like to read :)


message 50: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments I finished one more adult read, Dead of Night (Dead of Night, #1) by Jonathan Maberry and I LOVED it!


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