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message 1: by Valerie (last edited Dec 31, 2016 05:19PM) (new)

Valerie | 36 comments I had this at 60 but I've barely been reading so far this year, so I've put it down to 50 and am hoping to read more! I'm especially hoping to read quite a few of the many many books I own that I have not read. So far this year I've read:

January
1. Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon by Jane Austen (4 stars)
2. The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde (4 stars)

February
3. Timeline by Michael Crichton (3 stars)
4. Easy to Kill by Agatha Christie (4 stars)
5. Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (4 stars)

March
6. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester (4 stars)
7. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (4 stars)
8. The Annulet of Gilt by Phoebe Atwood Taylor (2.5 stars)
9. World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters (5 stars)
10. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (5 stars)

April
11. The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde (4 stars)
12. The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore (4 stars)
13. Firestarter by Stephen King (4 stars)

May
14. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King (3 stars)
15. What If? by Randall Munroe (5 stars)
16. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis (4 stars)

June
17. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Westerfield (3 stars)
18. The Selection by Kiera Cass (3 stars)
19. The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde (4 stars)
20. We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (5 stars)
21. Silas Marner by George Eliot (3 stars)
22. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (5 stars)
23. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (4 stars)
24. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (4 stars)

July
25. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie (4 stars)
26. The Elite by Kiera Cass (3 stars)
27. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (5 stars)
28. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (5 stars)

August
29. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling (4 stars)
30. Fire and Fog by Dianne Day (3 stars)
31. From Doon with Death by Ruth Rendell (3 stars)
32. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (4 stars)
33. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (4 stars)

September
34. Play it Again by Stephen Humphrey Bogart (1 star)
35. Dead Wake by Erik Larson (4 stars)
36. The Accident by Linwood Barclay (4 stars)
37. Rat Queens, Vol 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (4 stars)
38. The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah (4 stars)

October
39. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (5 stars)
40. The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson (5 stars)
41. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (4 stars)
42. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (4 stars)
43. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (4 stars)
44. The Hollow by Agatha Christie (4 stars)

November
45. The Daily Show: An Oral History by Chris Smith (4 stars)

December
46. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (4 stars)
47. Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy (3 stars)
48. Still Life by Louise Penny (4 stars)
49. The Haunting of Frances Rain (3 stars)
50. Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (5 stars)


message 2: by Winter, Group Reads (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4556 comments Good luck Valerie :)


message 3: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) Great progress and good luck!! Maybe summertime will give you more time to read. I haven't heard of a number of these but will check out your five stars esp. the Winters book. I read Forgotten Garden and probably read the Stephen King, Crichton, Christie and Austin books - but before Goodreads!


message 4: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 36 comments June (so far!)
17. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Westerfield (3 stars)
18. The Selection by Kiera Cass (3 stars)
19. The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde (4 stars)

I've joined a few groups on Goodreads the last month or so in addition to this one to try to get inspired to read more and I think it's working! One of them is having a sort of week long read-a-thon and so I'm hoping to have more books to add to this list very soon. :)


message 5: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 36 comments Wow! Just realized it's been a while since I updated this, I've read 11 books since then!

20. The Selection by Kiera Cass (3 stars)
21. Silas Marner by George Eliot (3 stars)
22. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (5 stars)
23. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (4 stars)
24. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (4 stars)

July
25. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie (4 stars)
26. The Elite by Kiera Cass (3 stars)
27. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (5 stars)
28. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (5 stars)

August
29. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling (4 stars)
30. Fire and Fog by Dianne Day (3 stars)


message 6: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 36 comments Well, I realized I never came back on here to update this but it's New Year's Eve and I just finished book #50, so hooray! Here's the books I've read since I last posted:

August (continued)
From Doon with Death by Ruth Rendell (3 stars)
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (4 stars)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (4 stars)

September
Play it Again by Stephen Humphrey Bogart (1 star)
Dead Wake by Erik Larson (4 stars)
The Accident by Linwood Barclay (4 stars)
Rat Queens, Vol 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (4 stars)
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah (4 stars)

October
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (5 stars)
The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson (5 stars)
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (4 stars)
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (4 stars)
The Gunslinger by Stephen King (4 stars)
The Hollow by Agatha Christie (4 stars)

November
The Daily Show: An Oral History by Chris Smith (4 stars)

December
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (4 stars)
Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy (3 stars)
Still Life by Louise Penny (4 stars)
The Haunting of Frances Rain (3 stars)
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (5 stars)


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