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message 1: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie I didn't have Goodreads to keep track of the books I read last year but I used paperbackswap.com instead and got through 24 by NYE, so not too bad -- 2 books a month, plus changing jobs and moving. Shooting for 50 this year!

So, from January through April 2014:

01. HOUSE OF HADES by Rick Riordan
02. INTO THIN AIR by Jon Krakauer
03. BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE by Dee Brown
04. THE TAO OF POOH by Benjamin Hoff
05. THE HERETIC QUEEN by Michelle Moran
06. CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER by Michelle Moran
07. THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
08. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
09. MADAME TUSSAUD by Michelle Moran
10. OUR TRIBE by Terry Pluto
11. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
12. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
13. CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins
14. MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins
15. THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater
16. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Some good ones there Ashley - loved Fangirl! Looks like you are clearly on your way to 50 books for sure this year!


message 3: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie Thanks Heidi, I loved it too - a lot more than I thought I would, in fact! I'm probably gonna get started on Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three when I get home tonight.


message 4: by Kaylani (new)

Kaylani (cityeclectics) | 277 comments yay. You are definitely on your way to 50! :)


message 5: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie 17. THE RED PYRAMID by Rick Riordan
18. A GAME OF THRONES by George RR Martin
19. WILD MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
20. DEVIL'S KNOT by Mara Leveritt


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
You're doing a good job, Ashley! We have the same goal ^_^


message 7: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie 21. WOLF SPEAKER by Tamora Pierce
22. CINDER by Marissa Meyer
23. CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein
24. A CLASH OF KINGS by George RR Martin
25. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
26. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 2 by Hiromu Arakawa
27. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 3 by Hiromu Arakawa
28. FINDING ME: A DECADE OF DARKNESS, A LIFE RECLAIMED by Michelle Knight


message 8: by Ashley Marie (last edited Jun 30, 2014 05:42AM) (new)

Ashley Marie 29. LOOKING FOR CALVIN & HOBBES by Nevin Martell
30. YUGIOH DUELIST VOL 4 by Kazuki Takahashi
31. YUGIOH VOL 2 by Kazuki Takahashi
32. YUGIOH MILLENNIUM WORLD VOL 1 by Kazuki Takahashi
33. SPLINTERED by AG Howard

think I'm gonna have to bump my challenge up to 75 or 100 lol


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
That is a good thing Ashley!


message 10: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie personally I think it's all the manga, I can rip through one of those in less than an hour xD


message 11: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie 34. THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera
35. FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK by Melina Marchetta
36. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs
37. A STORM OF SWORDS by George RR Martin
38. YUGIOH DUELIST VOL 1 by Kazuki Takahashi
39. THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde
40. EMPEROR MAGE by Tamora Pierce
41. THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS by CS Lewis
42. SCARLET by Marissa Meyer
43. CRESS by Marissa Meyer
44. THE DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC by Jane Yolen
45. MISTRESS OF ROME by Kate Quinn


message 12: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie bumped my goal up to 65 :D


message 13: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie I've realized I like using GR groups and reading challenges to motivate myself; it definitely keeps things interesting, using my priority list for challenges so I get through the books I want to get through by the end of the year :)


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Yay Ashley! It keeps me honest as well.


message 15: by Ashley Marie (last edited Sep 17, 2014 02:12PM) (new)

Ashley Marie I've also made up a mini-challenge for myself for October! I was perusing my To-Be-Read and To-Be-Reread lists and found a handful of books whose common ground involves witches, and with October/Halloween coming up, it seemed like a perfect fit :)

So my books-to-be-read-in-October-2014 include:
Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1) by Gregory Maguire I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé
along with
The Tone Poet by Mark Rickert Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3) by Laini Taylor

happy October to me!


message 16: by Ashley Marie (last edited Sep 18, 2014 08:04AM) (new)

Ashley Marie in the meantime though

46. NEST by Esther Ehrlich
47. ROBYN HOOD LEGEND (GRIMM FAIRY TALES) by Patrick Shand
48. FOOL MOON by Jim Butcher
49. DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT by Laini Taylor


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
That is a cool idea for October Ashley! I wonder if I have any books in my tbr pile that fit that criteria.


message 18: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie I'm adding Coraline by Neil Gaiman to my October-TBR, it just came in the mail today :)


message 19: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
I love Coraline! The movie is really cool, too. :)


message 20: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie 50. NIGHT OF CAKE & PUPPETS by Laini Taylor
51. A FEAST FOR CROWS by George RR Martin
52. DREAMS OF GODS & MONSTERS by Laini Taylor
53. MANGA CLASSICS: LES MISERABLES by Stacy King


message 21: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie holy cheese you guys I just realized I haven't updated this in eons!

54. CORALINE by Neil Gaiman
55. HARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX by JK Rowling
56. TERRIER by Tamora Pierce
57. THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS by Rick Riordan
58. ICE MASSACRE by Tiana Warner
59. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS by George RR Martin
60. ARISTOTLE & DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Saenz
61. HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne
62. HUNGER by Jackie Morse Kesslar
63. THE CUCKOO'S CALLING by Robert Galbraith
64. THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner
65. GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
66. DAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHING HILL by Mary Sharratt
67. THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith
68. AMBER HOUSE by Kelly Moore with Larkin & Tucker Reed
69. HORNS by Joe Hill
70. BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater
71. THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker
72. ROSE UNDER FIRE by Elizabeth Wein
73. CROAK by Gina Damico


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Hahaha I am super behind on mine too Ashley! Congrats on your reads. I am checking to see if my library has Croak on audiobook btw :)


message 23: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie Excellent!


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