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message 1: by Ashton (last edited Dec 24, 2017 01:02PM) (new)

Ashton (geek_aflame) | 49 comments For my reading challenge in 2018, I'm reading at least 104 books. I've made a list longer then that but 104 books seems like a good goal to start with. I plan to read at least 104 books from the list below. Part of the reason I've set such a high goal is becasue, I'm an cleaner who mostly works alone, so I get through at lot of audio books at work. For a full list in rough reading order please look at the following shelf I created, 2018 Reading List

This year I've tried to read more non-fiction then I typically do because there are a lot of non-fiction books I want to read even though I mostly stick to speculative fiction. I'm aiming to read the books I own but haven't read, though I also need to take advantage of my Audible and Kindle Unlimited subscriptions. I'm splitting my list into sections, so its not a large wall of text, that no one is going to look at.


Fiction
Of Mice and Men
An Unlikely Agent
The Nightmare Stacks
The Ashes of London
Turtles All the Way Down
Cell
Library of Souls
Necropolis
Bloodline
Hoarfrost
Maelstrom
Fallow
Draakenwood
Wayward
The Last Town
11/22/63
The Picture of Dorian Gray
It
To Kill a Mockingbird
Grave Peril
Summer Knight
Death Masks
Blood Rites
Dead Beat
Proven Guilty
White Night
Small Favor
Turn Coat
Changes
Ghost Story
Cold Days
Skin Game
Backwards to Oregon
Hidden Truths
Beyond the Trail
Ready Player One
The Book Thief
American Gods
A Tale of Two Cities
The Handmaid's Tale
1984
Lord of the Flies
Little Women
Little Men
Jo's Boys
Moon Over Soho
Whispers Under Ground
Broken Homes
Foxglove Summer
Foxglove Summer
The Hanging Tree
Fahrenheit 451
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Carmilla
'Salem's Lot
The Night Circus
Rebecca
Northanger Abbey
The Gunslinger
Outlander
Nightmare Abbey
The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Invisible Man
The Time Machine
The Secret Garden
The Mysterious Island




Re-reading Old Favourites
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant
Undeath and Taxes
Bloody Acquisitions
The Fangs of Freelance
Coraline
Changeless
Blameless
Heartless
Timeless




Longer Books to Slowly Listen To
War and Peace
A Storm of Swords
Under the Dome
A Feast for Crows
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
A Dance with Dragons
Jane Eyre
Wuthering Heights
Les Misérables
The Complete Sherlock Holmes




More Books to Listen To
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
Dracula
Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
Interview with the Vampire
Super Powereds: Year 1
The Heiress of Linn Hagh
The Magicians
Looking for Alaska
The Deathsniffer's Assistant
NPCs
Off to Be the Wizard





Comics, Graphic Novels and Manga
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1
The Walking Dead, Compendium 2
The Walking Dead, Compendium 3
The Case Study of Vanitas, Vol. 1
The Case Study of Vanitas, Vol. 2
The Case Study of Vanitas, Vol. 3
Family Pets
Black Butler, Vol. 18
Black Butler, Vol. 19
Black Butler, Volume 20
Black Butler, Volume 21
Black Butler, Vol. 22
Black Butler, Vol. 23
Black Butler Vol. 24
Black Butler, Vol. 25
Kyo Kara MAOH!, Volume 01
Kyo Kara MAOH!, Volume 02
Kyo Kara MAOH!, Volume 03
Kyo Kara MAOH!, Volume 04
Kyo Kara MAOH!, Volume 05
Kyo Kara MAOH!, Volume 06
Kyo Kara MAOH!, Volume 07
Chew, Vol. 2: International Flavor
Chew, Vol. 3: Just Desserts
Chew, Vol. 4: Flambé
Chew, Vol. 5: Major League
Chew, Vol. 6: Space Cakes
Chew, Vol. 7: Bad Apples
Chew, Vol. 8: Family Recipes
Chew, Vol. 9: Chicken Tenders
Chew, Vol. 10: Blood Puddin'
Chew, Vol. 11: The Last Suppers
Chew, Vol. 12: Sour Grapes
Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1
Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 2
Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 3
Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 4
Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 5
Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 6
Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 7
Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 8
Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 9
Natsume's Book of Friends, Volume 1
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 2
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 3
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 4
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 5
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 6
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 7
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 8
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 9
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 10
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 11
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 12
Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 13
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 2
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 3
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 4
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 5
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 6
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 7
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 8
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 9
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 10
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 11
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 12
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 13
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 14
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 15
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 16
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 17
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 18
Cable & Deadpool, Volume 2: The Burnt Offering




Non Fiction
The Elements of Style
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The God Delusion
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures
You're Never Weird on the Internet
Night
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
Into the Wild
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
The Art of War
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
The Selfish Gene
A Brief History of Time
The Origin of Species
Lies My Teacher Told Me
How to Win Friends and Influence People
1776
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Girt
True Girt



*Edit added more titles to the list


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Quite an impressive list Ash! Recognize quite a few I either have read or have on my TBR list. Looking forward to see how you like the others (have to keep that everlasting TBR growing so I’ll have enough to read in all my lifetimes right? ;p)


message 3: by Ashton (last edited Dec 23, 2017 11:20PM) (new)

Ashton (geek_aflame) | 49 comments Susy wrote: ...(have to keep that everlasting TBR growing so I’ll have enough to read in all my lifetimes right? ;p)

It feels that way. I have over 1,000 books on my TBR list now. There's too many books to read and not enough time. I still don't have all the books I've read on my read list either, I've added everything I've read since starting on the site but there's some books from before I haven't added yet.


message 4: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11915 comments good luck in the coming year in all things, and happy reading!


message 5: by Ashton (new)

Ashton (geek_aflame) | 49 comments Blagica wrote: "good luck in the coming year in all things, and happy reading!"

Thank you. I hope you have fun reading as well.


message 6: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3262 comments That's so cool, that you already have a list planned out for 2018 :) Looks like you're all set for a fantastic reading year!

Best of luck reaching your goal in 2018! :)


message 7: by Ashton (new)

Ashton (geek_aflame) | 49 comments Lisa wrote: "That's so cool, that you already have a list planned out for 2018 :) Looks like you're all set for a fantastic reading year!

Best of luck reaching your goal in 2018! :)"


Thanks. I've never had a reading list before, this year I realised I needed one. When my TBR list got to a 1,000 books I decided that most of the books I'd read in 2018 would be books from that list or my own collection.

Good luck on your reading challenge.


Jasmine (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ | 78 comments Good luck on your goal! And thanks for listing them because now I've found some new things I would love to check out (:


message 9: by Ashton (new)

Ashton (geek_aflame) | 49 comments Jasmine (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ wrote: "Good luck on your goal! And thanks for listing them because now I've found some new things I would love to check out (:"

Thanks. I'm glad I could help you find more things to read.


message 10: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11915 comments You are doing great keep up the great reads!


message 11: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11915 comments Two months down ten to go. I hope you are enjoying your book adventures so far this year you are doing great!


message 12: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11915 comments April Showers bring May flowers I hope May brings lots of great reads and sunshine!


message 13: by Ashton (new)

Ashton (geek_aflame) | 49 comments October 2018 Update
Yes, I'm back to actually give an update on my reading challenge. I've read 81 books so far.

Here is a list of every book I've read this year so far:

January (5,263 Pages)
Death Note, Vol. 12: Finis 211 Pages
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory 272 Pages
Liam Davis & The Raven 218 Pages
The Sign of Four 129 Pages
Heart of the Steal 296 Pages
Interview with the Vampire 342 Pages
Nailbiter, Vol. 1: There Will Be Blood 144 Pages
Nailbiter, Vol. 2: Bloody Hands 128 Pages
Black Butler, Vol. 18 176 Pages
Black Butler, Vol. 19 176 Pages
Black Butler, Volume 20 178 Pages
Black Butler, Vol. 21 176 Pages
Black Butler, Vol. 22 176 Pages
Black Butler, Vol. 23 176 Pages
Black Butler, Vol. 24 176 Pages
Etiquette & Espionage 307 Pages
Curtsies & Conspiracies 310 Pages
Romancing the Inventor 149 Pages
The Vampire Lestat 560 Pages
Changeless 400 Pages
Stormhaven 177 Pages
Sweetness and Lightning 1 193 Pages
Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 193 Pages



February (2,010 Pages)
Black Butler Vol. 25 178 Pages
Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery 272 Pages
Wayward 298 Pages
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 324 Pages
The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1: Grace Field House 192 Pages
The Last Town 308 Pages
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 144 Pages
The Mysterious Affair at Styles 294 Pages

March ( 499 Pages)
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life 224 Pages
Scrappy Little Nobody 275 Pages

April (913 Pages)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda 303 Pages
The Murder on the Links 232 Pages
Grave Peril 378 Pages

May (893 Pages)
Poirot Investigates 265 Pages
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 288 Pages
Murder Games 340 Pages

June (1,902 Pages)
The Big Four 272 Pages
I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays 228 Pages
The Mystery of the Blue Train 317 Pages
Peril at End House 287 Pages
And Then There Were None 264 Pages
Lord Edgware Dies 260 Pages
Murder on the Orient Express 274 Pages

July (2,621 Pages)
Three Act Tragedy 336 Pages
Chew, Vol. 2: International Flavor 128 Pages
Frankenstein 288 Pages
Death in the Clouds 333 Pages
Chew, Vol. 3: Just Desserts 128 Pages
Chew, Vol. 4: Flambé 120 Pages
Chew, Vol. 5: Major League 120 Pages
Chew, Vol. 6: Space Cakes 156 Pages
Chew, Vol. 7: Bad Apples 128 Pages
Chew, Vol. 8: Family Recipes 128 Pages
Chew, Vol. 9: Chicken Tenders 160 Pages
Crooked House 276 Pages
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything 320 Pages

August (2,355 Pages)
The A.B.C. Murders 252 Pages
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 192 Pages
Necropolis 202 Pages
Murder in Mesopotamia 264 Pages
Galaxies and Oceans 313 Pages
Bloodline 237 Pages
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind 443 Pages
Hoarfrost 234 Pages
Restless Spirits 218 Pages

September (2,044 Pages)
Maelstrom 264 Pages
Deadly Assessments 238 Pages
The Song of Achilles 352 Pages
Red Dirt Heart 162 Pages
Red Dirt Heart 2 352 Pages
Red Dirt Heart 3 287 Pages
Skulduggery Pleasant 389 Pages

October (2,239 Pages)
Playing with Fire 389 Pages
The Faceless Ones 395 Pages
Strange Medicine 276 Pages
Dark Days 415 Pages
Mortal Coil 604 Pages
Dangerous Spirits 157


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