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message 1: by Jamie (last edited May 26, 2017 05:37PM) (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments I've already almost finished 100 books this year, but since my 2017 Goodreads goal is 300, I have 200 more to go this year at least.


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Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments More from January- Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett
Ride the Dark Trail, by Louis L'Amour
Down the Darkest Street, by Alex Segura
Feet of Clay, by Terry Pratchett
The Acharnians, by Aristophanes
Bowie on Bowie: Interviews and Encounters with David Bowie, by Sean Egan


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Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments The rest of January- Clouds, by Aristophanes
The Knights, by Aristophanes
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, by Terry Pratchett
Death of a Peer, by Ngaio Marsh
One Hundred Names, by Cecelia Ahern
The Time of My Life, by Cecelia Ahern
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius, compiled and edited by John Joseph Adams


message 6: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments February- The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
The Marvelous Land of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
Jingo, by Terry Pratchett
The Last Continent, by Terry Pratchett
War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
The Source of Magic, by Piers Anthony


message 7: by Jamie (last edited May 26, 2017 08:04PM) (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments More books from February- The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand, by Elizabeth Berg
Manuscript Found in Accra, by Paulo Coelho
Unseen Academicals, by Terry Pratchett
The Gift, by Cecelia Ahern
Gilded Cage, by Vic James
The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett
Doctor Who: The Runaway Train, by Oli Smith


message 8: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments March- Doctor Who: The Krillitane Storm, by Justin Richards
The Shepherd's Crown, by Terry Pratchett
The Truth, by Terry Pratchett
Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett
The Living Planet, by David Attenborough


message 9: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments More March books- The Night Watch, by Terry Pratchett
The Last Hero, by Terry Pratchett
A Hat Full of Sky, by Terry Pratchett
Monstrous Regiment, by Terry Pratchett
Thud!, by Terry Pratchett
Wintersmith, by Terry Pratchett


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Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments The rest of March- I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett
Making Money, by Terry Pratchett
The Cat Who Played Post Office, by Lillian Jackson Braun
The Friday Night Knitting Club, by Kate Jacobs
Polaris, by Mindee Arnett
Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler


message 11: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments April- Leah Mordecai, by Belle K. Abbott
Representation and Rebellion, by Jonathan Rees
With the Turks in Palestine, by Alexander Aaronsohn
The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe, by Steven Weinberg
Dark Canyon, by Louis L'Amour
Liar's Bench, by Kim Michele Richardson


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Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments More books from April- Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark, by J.C. Aaberg
Last Chance to See, by Douglas Adams
State of Siege, by Eric Ambler
The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Huerfano Valley As I Knew It, by Robert Percy Owens
The Heike Story: A Modern Translation of the Classic Tale of Love and War, by Eiji Yoshikawa


message 13: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments The rest of April- The A.B.C. Murders, by Agatha Christie
Cat and Mouse, by Gunter Grass
Snuff, by Terry Pratchett
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by Newt Scamander
The Hill of Evil Counsel, by Amos Oz
Fifth Grave Past the Light, by Darynda Jones
Hawke, by Ted Bell
Assassin's Apprentice, by Robin Hobb
The Man Who Knew Too Much, by G.K. Chesterton


message 14: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments Books from May, so far- The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution and Other Fictions, by Donald E. Westlake
How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell
How to Be a Pirate, by Cressida Cowell
How to Speak Dragonese, by Cressida Cowell
Bleachers, by John Grisham
The Field Guide, by Holly Black


message 15: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments More books from May- Collected Sonnets, by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare
Velocity, by Dean Koontz
The Dream Walker Returns, by Michelle Murray
How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, by Cressida Cowell
How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, by Cressida Cowell
A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, by Cressida Cowell
How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, by Cressida Cowell
How to Break a Dragon's Heart, by Cressida Cowell
Pastoral, by Nevil Shute
Mr. Gwyn & Three Times at Dawn, by Alessandro Barricco
The Corporation Wars: Dissidence, by Ken MacLeod
Victory, by Susan Cooper


message 16: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments More books from May- William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace, by Ian Doescher
The Tropic of Serpents, by Marie Brennan
Dark Star, by Bethany Frenette
Raising Steam, by Terry Pratchett
The Fox, D.H. Lawrence
Hex Hall, by Rachel Hawkins


message 17: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments My Goodreads total is a bit different because it includes several online short stories from the Discworld series that I hesitate to call books, but that are listed as distinct works on Goodreads. So my count on here, as of joining this group, is 95. :)


message 18: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7812 comments Mod
Doing well then, Jamie! I feel so daunted by the Discworld series!! Long series are super scary. lol


message 19: by Jamie (last edited Jun 06, 2017 04:16PM) (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments Elyse wrote: "Doing well then, Jamie! I feel so daunted by the Discworld series!! Long series are super scary. lol"

I found it went faster once I started reading them in order. And, with 41 books in the series it was also easier to keep track of what I hadn't read yet if I knew I had finished everything up to book 22, etc. They were a fun series, and the audiobooks are excellent, especially the ones with the Nac Mac Feegles (Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, I Shall Wear Midnight, Shepherd's Crown).


message 22: by Elyse, Moderator (last edited Jun 20, 2017 10:24AM) (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7812 comments Mod
Jamie wrote: "Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis
The Hangman's Daughter, by Oliver Potzsch
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, by Joanna Cannon
[book:The Vault of Dreamers|2051..."


I really enjoyed the Hangman's Daughter books after I finished them but while reading them they felt sloggish. I think I still have 2 to read!

I loved Aristotle and Dante!! I started out reading and then switched to audio, so glad I did as Lin-Manuel Miranda narrates!!


message 23: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 30 comments Elyse wrote: "Jamie wrote: "Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis
The Hangman's Daughter, by Oliver Potzsch
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, by Joanna Cannon
[book:The Vault of..."


I had a hard time getting into the Hangman's Daughter, but once I got past the first 100 pages it was easier. I am hoping it won't take quite so long to finish the second book, but yeah, I'm guessing the series will all have a certain heaviness to it. Maybe it's just that the translation from German into English leaves the writing a bit too heavy. I've come across other German authors whose writing comes across as heavy in translation, too.
My favorite from this last batch of books was The Trouble With Goats and Sheep. It was very well written, more literature than genre fiction, but not at all heavy, with a nice twist on a crime investigation plot and lots to think about.


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Andrea | 4115 comments Mod
Jamie wrote: "More books from February- The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand, by Elizabeth Berg
Manuscript Found in Accra, by Paulo Coelho
Unseen Academicals, by..."


Ohh I used to love Elizabeth Berg! I will have to check out this book.


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