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message 1: by Charlsa (new)

Charlsa (cjbookjunkie) | 64 comments Participating in the Goodreads 2018 challenge. My goal is 135 books. I'm participating in the PopSugar and Around The Year in 52 Books challenges. I'll use those books plus non-challenge related books to complete the A-Z, Let's Turn Pages, and Color challenges in this challenge.


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Good luck with all your challenges CJ! May you discover some gems along the way!


message 3: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments Good Luck CJ! I hope you complete every challenge you signed up for!


message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3273 comments Great plan and amazing goal! The best of luck in 2018 :)
Happy New Year! :)


message 5: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments You are doing great keep it up!


message 6: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments Two months down ten to go. I hope you are enjoying your book adventures so far this year you are doing great!


message 7: by Charlsa (new)

Charlsa (cjbookjunkie) | 64 comments Blagica wrote: "Two months down ten to go. I hope you are enjoying your book adventures so far this year you are doing great!"

Thanks! I've already read some great books and discovered some new authors.


message 8: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments I am glad to hear anything you would recommend?


message 9: by Charlsa (last edited Mar 08, 2018 11:17PM) (new)

Charlsa (cjbookjunkie) | 64 comments Blagica wrote: "I am glad to hear anything you would recommend?"

I read this last year, but Before We Were Yours is fantastic.

These are all books I've read this year and loved.

book:This Must Be the Place|26128897] by Maggie O'Farrell.

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The Kremlin Conspiracy by Joel C. Rosenberg. It was just released this week.

I have other suggestion of books I read in prior years if you want some more suggestions.


message 10: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. I hope that April brings you many more five star reads. Do you have a stand out book so far this year?


message 11: by Charlsa (new)

Charlsa (cjbookjunkie) | 64 comments Blagica wrote: "A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. I hope that April brings you many more five star reads. Do you have a stand out book so far this year?"

Probably This Must Be the Place for a new book that I read this year. I format of the book kept me engaged, and Thought she portrayed a very accurate depiction of one of the topics.


message 12: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments April Showers bring May flowers I hope May brings lots of great reads and sunshine! Added to my list!


message 13: by Charlsa (last edited Jun 25, 2018 08:57PM) (new)

Charlsa (cjbookjunkie) | 64 comments Year-To-Date:

The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
A Sandy's Seashell Shop Christmas Lisa Wingate
Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass Karen Blixen
Code Name Verity Elizabeth Wein
The Advocate Randy Singer
A Quiet Life in the Country T. E. Kinsey
The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story Ann Rule
In the Market for Murder T. E. Kinsey
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story Douglas Preston
Pardonable Lies Jacqueline Winspear
Fifty Poems Of Emily Dickinson Emily Dickenson
Out Of Range C. J. Box
The Wanted Robert Craiis
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport
The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett
The Keeper of Lost Causes Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle against Imperial Japan Stephen Harding
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Magnolia Story Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman
The Real History Behind the Templars Sharan Newman
My Ántonia Willa Cather
The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd
Free Fire C.J. Box
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel Ari Shavit
Manon Lescaut Antoine François Prévost deExiles
Blood Trail C.J. Box
This Must Be the Place Maggie O'Farrell
The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
Dull Knife C.J. Box
Below Zero C.J. Box
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie
Nowhere To Run C.J. Box
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine 'Engle
Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
The Woman in the Window A.J. Finn
Sunbaked Junie Coffey
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories Rudyard Kipling
George Whitefield's Method of Grace George Whitefield
Don Quixote  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra,
The Kremlin Conspiracy Joel C. Rosenberg
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
Rapture in Death J.D. Robb
41: A Portrait of My Father George W. Bush
Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal
Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of [book:Cold Wind C.J. Box
The Master Falconer C.J. Box
Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
Force Of Nature C.J. Box
The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy
Stay with Me Ayobami Adebayo
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides
Breaking Point C.J. Box
Stone Cold C.J. Box
Endangered C.J. Box
Off The Grid C.J. Box
The Rules of Magic Alice Hoffman
The Bookshop on the Corner Jenny Colgan
Democracy: Condoleeza Rice
Vicious Circle C.J. Box
Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Friends Beatrix Potter
Winnie-the-Pooh  A.A. Milne
All the Secret Places Anna Carlisle
Home Fire Kamla Shamsie
The Disappeared C.J. Box
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime Val McDermid
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II  Liza Mundy
Little Beach Street Bakery Jenny Colgan
The Book Thief Markus Zusak
The Essex Serpent Sarah Perry
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch Nancy Atherton
Epic: The Story God Is Telling and the Role That Is Yours to Play John Eldredge
Evil Under the Sun Agatha Christie
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Jenny Lawson
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford
Jonas Jonasson's The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Jonas Johannsen
L is for Lawless Sue Grafton
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Jon Krakauer
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life Annie Spence
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Michael Lewis
News of the World Paulette Giles
Manners & Mutiny Gail Carriger
The Cafe by the Sea Jenny Colgan
What I Saw and How I Lied Judy Blundell
A Column of Fire Ken Follett
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
Exit West Mohsin Hamid
The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard Kristin Schell
No Man's Land Simon Tolkein
The Widows of Malabar Hill Sujata Massey
The Dovekeepers Alice Hoffman
I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference Thom S. Rainer
Love All/Busman's Honeymoon Dorothy L. Sayers
Sunburn Laura Lipman
Proven - Bible Study Book: Where Christ's Abundance Meets Our Great Need Jennie Allen
Alan Turing: The Enigma Rebecca Kraft Rector
Love Walked in Marisa de los Santos
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandra Dumas
Gone to Green Judy Christie
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West Dee Brown
The Search for Anne Perry Joanne Drayton
Force of Nature Jane Harper
Beartown Fredrik Bachman
Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng
Eve in Exile and the Restoration of Femininity Rebekah Merkle
The Great Alone Kristin Hannah
The Hazel Wood Melissa Albert
Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas Laura Sook Duncombe
Hook's Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself John Pielmeier 
Belong to Me Marisa de los Santos
JJust One Damned Thing After Another Jodi Taylor


message 14: by Charlsa (new)

Charlsa (cjbookjunkie) | 64 comments Updated as of October 27, 2018

Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2018

My goal for 2018 is 35,000 pages. I'm participating in both the PopSugar Reading Challenge and the Around the Year in 52 books challenge, so I will use those books plus the non-challenge related books I read for this challenge.

Running Total - 61,004/35,000

January - 6,631

The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle against Imperial Japan - 320 pages
The Keeper of Lost Causes - 418 pages
The Pillars of the Earth - 1008 pages
Out Of Range - 386 pages
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World - 287 pages
The Wanted - 332 pages
Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson, Volume I - 112 pages
Pardonable Lies - 356 pages
In the Market for Murder - 300 pages
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - 326 pages
A Quiet Life in the Country - 258 pages
The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story - 831 pages
The Advocate - 493 pages
Code Name Verity - 452 pages
Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass - 462 pages
A Sandy's Seashell Shop Christmas 36 - pages (e-short)
The Picture of Dorian Gray - 254 pages


February - 6,684 pages

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - 208 pages
The Magnolia Story - 208 pages
The Marriage of Opposites - 385 pages
The Real History Behind the Templars - 452 pages
My Antonia - 406 pages
The Invention of Wings - 384 pages
Free Fire - 380 pages
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel - 445 pages
Manon Lescaut - 155 pages
Blood Trail - 380 pagesBelow Zero
This Must Be the Place - 402 pages
The Moonstone - 528 pages
Dull Knife - 22 pages
Below Zero - 364 pages
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - 259 pages
Nowhere To Run - 368 pages
A Wrinkle in Time - 228 pages
Midnight's Children - 683 pages
The Woman in the Window - 427 pages


March - 9,735 pages

Sunbaked - 254 pages
Slaughterhouse-Five - 275 pages
George Whitefield's Method of Grace -34 pages
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories -160 pages
Don Quixote - 1072 pages
The Kremlin Conspiracy - 470 pages
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - 63 pages
Rapture in Death - 299 pages
41: A Portrait of My Father - 304 pages
Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service - 421 pages
Lincoln in the Bardo - 368 pages
Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything - 226 pages
Cold Wind - 496 pages
The Master Falconer - 28 pages
Americanah - 590 pages
A Thousand Splendid Suns - 379 pages
Force Of Nature - 396 pages
The God of Small Things - 338 pages
Stay with Me - 274 pages
Middlesex - 539 pages
Breaking Point - 384 pages
Stone Cold - 384 pages
Endangered - 434 pages
Off The Grid - 384 pages
The Rules of Magic - 369 pages
The Bookshop on the Corner - 336 pages
Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom - 458 pages


April - 7,244 pages

Vicious Circle - 377 pages
Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Friends - 400 pages
Winnie-the-Pooh - 163 pages
All the Secret Places - 304 pages
Home Fire - 288 pages
The Disappeared - 400 pages
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime - 320 pages
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II) - 448 pages
The Book Thief - 576 pages
The Essex Serpent - 449 pages
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch - 230 pages
Epic: The Story God Is Telling and the Role That Is Yours to Play - 104 pages
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir - 330 pages
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - 285 pages
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - 463 pages
L is for Lawless - 290 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith - 399 pages
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life - 244 pages
The Shadow of the Wind - 487 pages
Evil Under the Sun - 255 pages


May - 5,932 pages

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game- 317 pages
News of the World - 209 pages
Manners & Mutiny - 304 pages
The Cafe by the Sea - 395 pages
What I Saw and How I Lied - 284 pages
A Column of Fire - 927 pages
Ender's Game - 226 - pages
Exit West - 231 pages
The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard - 216 pages
No Man's Land - 578 pages
The Widows of Malabar Hill - 401 pages
The Dovekeepers - 592 pgpages
I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference - 79 pages
Love All/Busman's Honeymoon - 226 pages
Sunburn - 304 pages
Proven - Bible Study Book: Where Christ's Abundance Meets Our Great Need - 224 pages
Alan Turing - 112 pages
Love Walked inLove Walked In - 307 pages


June - 6,661 pages

The Count of Monte Cristo - 1,276 pages
Gone to Green - 225, pages
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West - 458 pages
The Search for Anne Perry - 376 pages
Force of Nature - 329 pages
Little Fires Everywhere - 348 pages
Beartown - 432 pages
The Great Alone - 440 pages
Eve in Exile and the Restoration of Femininity - 210 pages
The Hazel Wood - 368 pages
Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas - 255 pages
Hook's Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself - 289 pages
Belong to Me - 307 pages
Just One Damned Thing After Another - 322 pages
Lord, Is It Warfare? Teach Me to Stand: A Devotional Study on Spiritual Victory - 368 pages
Census - 241 pages
One Hundred Years of Solitude - 417 pages


July - 5,330 pages

The Boat People - 352 pages
Spymaster - 320 pages
Station Eleven - 336 pages
Us Against You - 448 pages
Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful - 257 pages
[book:A Nantucket Wedding - 303 pages
Testimony- 320 pages
Hemingway in Love: His Own Story - 192 pages
The Perfect Couple - 481 pages
Everyone Brave is Forgiven - 418 pages
A Place for Us - 385 pages
Convenience Store Woman - 176 pages
A Gentleman in Moscow - 462 pages
Treasure Island - 122 pages
Clock Dance - 304 pages
The Female Persuasion - 454 pages


August - 4,326 pages

In the Woods - 429 pages
Visible Empire - 288 pages
What We Were Promised - 336 pages
Messenger of Truth - 340 pages
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery - 238 pages
Next Year in Havana - 596 pages
Lilac Girls - 496 pages
Remember Me? - 450 pages
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold - 224 pages
Love in the Time of Cholera - 348 pages
Neuromancer - 261 pages
I'll Be Your Blue Sky - 320 pages


September - 3,506 pages

The Light Over London - 290 pages
Aunt Poldi and The Sicilian Lions - 352 pages
I'd Rather Be Reading - 160 pages
Dream More - 128 pages
Magpie Murders - 501 pages
The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1) - 657 pages
More Things In Heaven and Earth - 358 pages
Gaudy Night - 501 pages
The Arabian Nights - 559 pages

October - 4,955 pages

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis - 273pages
A Fall of Marigolds - 394 pages
Middlemarch - 810 pages
The Red Notebook - 159 pages
The History of Love- 255 pages
Sophie's Choice - 562 pages
The Almost Sisters - 342 pages
Red War - 400 pages
Interpreter of Maladies - 209 pages
When the Lights Go Out - 384 pages
The Homecoming - 125 pages
Out of the Silent Planet - 322 pages
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing - 226 pages
The Alice Network - 494 pages


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