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message 1: by Almeta (last edited Nov 03, 2018 09:34AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10362 comments  photo LaidPlans_zpshnvo16yq.jpg
✔️
† Dagger Award Nominees
☭ In A Land Far Far Away
ϟ Got Connections
♕Sai King Recommends
☊ Hear Ye, Hear Ye
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Star Crossed Covers

January 2018

GROUP READ
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Into the Water

GROUP CHALLENGE
✔️☊♕A Stir of Echoes 3 Jan

STAR CROSSED COVERS
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog 1 Jan

SAI-KING RECOMMENDS
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png ☊☭The Lacuna 20 Jan
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png ☊☭♕Fever 5 Jan
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Spider Kiss 17 Jan
Gilded Needles
☊♕Wilde Lake


CEREAL KILLER Challenge
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The White Elephant Mystery 8 Jan
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Crazy School 4 Jan
✔️☊A Wee Dose of Death 9 Jan
✔️☊ The Trouble with Twelfth Grave 26 Jan
Reaper Man
Black Run
The Case of the Love Commandos

✔️☊Bleed for Me 14 Jan
✔️☊ Started Early, Took My Dog 24 Jan

GOT CONNECTIONS
ϟ The Lighthouse
☊ϟ The Casual Vacancy


YEARBOOK
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png A History of the World in 6 Glasses 8 Jan
✔️Willful Machines 23 Jan
No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Elmet 2 Jan
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain 21 Jan
✔️☊ Hiss and Hers 10 Jan
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Violets of March 13 Jan
✔️☊The Dark Room 11 Jan
✔️☊ The Late Scholar 17 Jan

HISSY FIC
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 4 Jan

IN A LAND FAR FAR AWAY
A Fistful of Diamonds
A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul

✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png ☊☭ The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane 16 Jan
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png ☊☭The Constant Gardener 15 Jan
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png ☊☭When Will There Be Good News? 7 Jan

I AM SOMEBODY
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Spider Kiss 17 Jan☊See What I Have Done 12 Jan

SHORTCUT
✔️My Uncle Podger 12 Jan
✔️Is Sex Necessary?, or Why You Feel the Way You Do 13 Jan
✔️☊The Bad Beginning 16 Jan
✔️☊ The Man in the Black Suit: 4 Dark Tales 16 Jan
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Crooked House 25 Jan
✔️☊ I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream 27 Jan


message 2: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Dec 28, 2017 10:02AM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments The tentative plan for January is:


Audiobooks

The Prince of Tides (currently reading)
The Colony (Zodiac Challenge)
The Alice Network (possible group read)
Thornwood House (Zodiac Challenge)
The Magician's Lie

Book/eBook:

First Snow, Last Light (Syndicate Book club, Zodiac Challenge)
Thirty-Three Teeth (Zodiac Challenge)
Cemetery Dance
Mystery

YLTO monthly challenge - The Lost World
2018 release - tbd


message 3: by Margo (new)

Margo | 10030 comments Must get my skates on and do some planning!

Almata i rated at least 2 on your list very highly. Bleed for Me was my favorite ever Michael Robotham and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet was a lovely book.

@janice - i have The Colony for zodiac challrnge as well - this is definitely the time pf year to be reading it!


message 4: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments The Colony is up next after I finish Prince of Tides.


message 5: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Jan 30, 2018 10:02AM) (new)

Kristie | 14188 comments I have way too many books listed for January. I will probably only get to 1/3 of the ones I want to. My problem is that I'm expecting several of my library holds to become available at the same time. I'll have to decide which I want to read and which I will get on the waitlist for again.

Reviews:
A Plague of Giants
When I Wake Up
Fierce Kingdom
If The Creek Don't Rise
Emma in the Night

Library:
Batman: Nightwalker - currently reading
Bound (Pisces)

Yearly challenge (own):
Stillhouse Lake (Pisces)
The Finding of Martha Lost (Virgo)
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (Leo)
The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes (Libra)
The Sword of Summer (Aries)

Additional:
Little Fires Everywhere (YLTO group read)
Finding Audrey- YLTO monthly challenge

Postponed:
The Chalk Man - buddy read in March

Not Planned:
Other People's Houses - for review - currently reading
Alice - YLTO monthly read for February - currently reading


message 7: by Almeta (last edited Nov 03, 2018 09:36AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10362 comments † Dagger Award Nominees
☭ In A Land Far Far Away
ϟ Got Connections
♕Sai King Recommends
☊ Hear Ye, Hear Ye
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Star Crossed Covers

February 2018

GROUP READ
✔️Alice 26 Feb

GROUP CHALLENGE
✔️ ☊☭ The Curse of the Pharaohs 27 Feb

YLTO! TOPPLER
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png ☊☭Exit West 10 Feb
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Last Town on Earth 14 Feb
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Relics 11 Feb
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Sex and the City 11 Feb
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png A Carrion Death 15 Feb
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Girls of August 10 Feb
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Those Who Wish Me Dead 12 Feb
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Open Season 13 Feb
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Descendants
✔️ ☊Bow Wow 12 Feb
✔️☊The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake 13 Feb
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Oxford Murders 15 Feb
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Fear and Loathing in Vegas 15 Feb
✔️ ☊The Quilter's Apprentice 16 Feb
✔️☊Little Fires Everywhere 16 Feb
✔️☊The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club 17 Feb

SAI-KING RECOMMENDS
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.pngTime and Again
☊♕Wilde Lake
☊♕ Web of the City
☊♕Ellison Wonderland


CEREAL KILLER Challenge
Greenglass House
Reaper Man
Black Run
The Case of the Love Commandos
The Big Blowdown
The Empty Chair

✔️☊ ☭Crocodile on the Sandbank 2 Feb
A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul
A Fistful of Diamonds

✔️☊ The Twelve 21 Feb
✔️☊ϟ The Cuckoo's Calling 23 Feb
☊ϟ Doctor Sleep
☊ϟ King T.M. Frazier


GOT CONNECTIONS
✔️ϟ The Lighthouse 4 Feb
✔️☊ϟ The Casual Vacancy 6 Feb

YEARBOOK
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.pngThe Cold Dish
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
Hunter's Run
The Death of Bees
Forever and a Death a new Donald E. Westlake. He is still writing even from the grave!


BOXALL
The Reluctant Fundamentalist

SIGH PHI
The Three-Body Problem

DAGGER
† ☭The Skull Mantra

HISSSY FIC
✔️☊ ☭The Paris Winter 25 Feb
Theft of Life

SHORTCUT
Star Sand
Grisly History - Death and Destruction
Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes

✔️Edward Gorey's Haunted Looking Glass: A collection of ghost stories 8 Feb


message 8: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments February is almost here. Yikes!


Audiobooks

The Boy on the Bridge (possibility for Monthly Challenge
The Element of Fire (Zodiac Challenge)
The Book of Lost Things (Group Read backup if Alice bombs)
Three
Blood Song

Book/eBook:

Alice - (Group Read - on hold Library)
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day - (possible Monthly Challenge - on hold library)
Sweep in Peace - (Zodiac Challenge - on hold library)
Shadowsong - (2018 release)

Toppler: tba


message 9: by Margo (new)

Margo | 10030 comments My plan for FEBRUARY

must read:
Cinder
Behind Her Eyes
La Belle Sauvage
Sealskin

might read:
Four Fires
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
The Summer Tree

Of course I am hoping that the toppler will change everything ;-)


message 10: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments I just realized that I am not helping my TBR whittle down when I have 3 "on holds" at library and one new purchase. 4 out of 9 books aren't on my TBR.


message 11: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 14188 comments I'm not sure what my plans are for next month. We may have a lot going on in real life, so my reading may slow a bit. I'm currently reading Alice for next month's monthly theme to make sure I'm ready to discuss it.

Books I plan to read:
Killman Creek
The Eyes of the Dragon
The German Girl
?? toppler books

On my TBR, possible reads:
Fierce Kingdom
If The Creek Don't Rise
Emma in the Night
The Hate U Give
Still Me
The Silent Corner

Books I expect to come in from the library:
The Wife Between Us
Force of Nature
Wires and Nerve
Gone Rogue

I should get to the top 3 and the toppler books, No guarantee I'll get to any of the others.


message 12: by Margo (new)

Margo | 10030 comments Janice wrote: "I just realized that I am not helping my TBR whittle down when I have 3 "on holds" at library and one new purchase. 4 out of 9 books aren't on my TBR."

I know what you mean Janice. 4 of my 8 are library books and 1 is a new purchase! Why do we not read all those we buy?


message 13: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20275 comments Margo wrote: "I know what you mean Janice. 4 of my 8 are library books and 1 is a new purchase! Why do we not read all those we buy? ..."

I think it is because once we buy them, we know in the back of our mind that they will always be there, waiting for us to read them. There is no hurry though - they aren't going anywhere. :0)


message 14: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments That's a good theory, Cherie. Add to that the notion that familiarity breeds contempt.

I have all my books listed in order of when I purchased them. Over time, I keep seeing them over and over, and now I'm sick of them. I might have to rethink my strategy. Maybe I'll start using a randomizer. Plug in the number of books I have and let the randomizer pick my next book.


message 15: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 14188 comments That's what I do too, Cherie. Always read the library books first because they have to go back. The others will always be there when I'm ready.


message 16: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20275 comments Janice- I think what you say about seeing them over and over has a lot of merit. I think they become too familiar. Something new always sounds or looks better. Kind of like the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. There is always that hope too, that one you already own will be just right for the new challenge, so it is okay to save it.

I'm sure that I could not be so dedicated to read them in the order that I bought them, if I tracked mine that way. I add them to my book list by title, author and number of pages. My list is in alphabetical order by title and is divided by books in print, books on my Nook, books on AmyKs Kindle ( because we share) and Audible books. I try to remember to look up setting, genre, relevant cover information and whatever has come up in past challenges as "important" info and add them to the list on the next line for each book. I usually note the series name and number too. When I read one, I change the font color to blue and when I am done, I used to change them to red. I kept them on the spread sheet for the year, and each New Year, I copied the list and renamed it. Then I removed all the red titles. This year, as soon as they are read, I'm removing them. The darn list was/is just too long. I have a few series lists to track what needs to be read next, but not many . I also used to have a section for library books that I had read during the year, but decided that I was demented to track them. I can use my list to gopher for words in titles and colors and countries and genre - to a degree. The page counts help me gopher for shorter books for topplers.

The book that I want off of my list this year is The Dinner . I'm sick of looking at it. It IS on my ZZ Challenge!


message 17: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments Your spreadsheet is more detailed than mine. I have two tabs "books" and "audiobooks". When I acquire a book, I copy a link like The Dinner to the bottom of my list. I have started adding "kindle" "ibook" or other notes. When I read a book, I just delete the row.

When I look at my list, the first book I see is Mystery, and I groan. I'm really not in the mood for it right now.

How do you select which book you're going to read next? I did the "in order of purchase" just to get those old books read and dealt with.


message 18: by Margo (new)

Margo | 10030 comments Wow, you guys are very organised! When I get a new book I put it into GR and then just read what I fancy - except since I've joined this group it's about 60% challenges/group reads.


message 19: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20275 comments Janice wrote: "How do you select which book you're going to read next? I did the "in order of purchase" just to get those old books read and dealt with..."

Unfortunately, I do not really have a plan for what to read next. They just stay there until they get read. If there is one that fits a challenge, it gets read or I randomly pick one and read it, depending on how I feel. I do not buy as many audio books as you do, so I am always looking for an audio book to listen to.
I usually manage read a few books each month, both print and ebooks that are not for a challenge, but I have to keep reviewing the lists to see what is available.


message 20: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments I read quite a bit out of order because of challenges, but I'm always trying to whittle down those older books.


message 21: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20275 comments I guess I could add a date purchased to my list, but I think that would make me feel more out of control on what to read except for challenges "to read the oldest book on your list". ;o)

I think the book I am currently reading Blue Monday by Nicci Frenchis going to be a new series add for me. I really like the way the story has built up and the way the characters have been marched out.


message 22: by Margo (new)

Margo | 10030 comments Nicci French is (are) good writers. I'd like to read that series myself. My mam says it is good.

My oldest book, in GR terms is The Great Gatsby which I have to read soon!


message 23: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments March is just around the corner, and I'm ready. Well, my reading plan is ready. What does that say about me when I get my reading schedule worked out before my work schedule?

Audiobooks

The Element of Fire (zodiac & leftover stew)
A Wizard of Earthsea (buddy read)
The Chalk Man (buddy read & 2018 release)
Anne of Green Gables (monthly challenge)
Strangers on a Train (zodiac)
Anno Dracula - if I have time

Books/eBooks:

The Essex Serpent (Group Read)
Her Body and Other Parties (seasonal challenge)
Bellevue Square (Syndicate March 28)
Shadowsong (2018 release)
Bone River (zodiac)
Mystery - I'm dreaming that I will get to this


message 24: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Mar 29, 2018 02:59PM) (new)

Kristie | 14188 comments My February plans completely fell apart and I thought this was the month I actually had a clue what I was doing. lol

Books I'd like to get to in March:
The Chalk Man - buddy read
Hollow City - buddy read
The Eyes of the Dragon - buddy read
The Family Next Door - review
Still Me - review
We Were the Lucky Ones - YLTO monthly themed read & YLTO monthly challenge (currently reading)

Additional:
The Silent Corner - review & zodiac challenge
The Woman in the Window - library
Other People's Houses (currently reading)


message 25: by Margo (last edited Feb 28, 2018 04:50AM) (new)


message 26: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18196 comments Mighty plans. I just don't seem to be able to read as much as I used to now. So planning 3 books, 4 max is all I can do at the moment. And sometimes that doesn't go according to plan.


message 27: by Margo (new)

Margo | 10030 comments I go through phases with reading. These days I am trying to watch a bit more TV or netflix wean myself off of books lol

3 of 4 books is a lot in most peoples terms - it's just that you have surrounded yourself with addicts 😉


message 28: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) | 1633 comments I never plan. I read what come in on hold first. I guess I am the mercy of my library's computr


message 29: by Almeta (last edited Apr 03, 2018 05:29AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10362 comments There couldn't have been a better example of WAYLAID PLANS than the month of February! So those books are showing up again here. Still I do consider it a successful month. I read a lot of Zodiac books during the Toppler.

There is NOOOO Way all of these books will be read in March, however many are here from the library as an overflow from Toppler gophering!

✔️
† Dagger Award Nominees
☭ In A Land Far Far Away
ϟ Got Connections
♕Sai King Recommends
☊ Hear Ye, Hear Ye
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Star Crossed Covers

March 2018

GROUP READ
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Black Tulip 8 Mar

GROUP CHALLENGE
✔️ ☊We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves 17 Mar

SAI-KING RECOMMENDS
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.pngTime and Again
☊♕Wilde Lake
☊♕ Web of the City
☊♕Ellison Wonderland
Zombie


CEREAL KILLER Challenge
The Cruelest Month
The Snowman

✔️☊Reaper Man 13 Mar
The Case of the Love Commandos
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png ☊ϟDoctor Sleep 5 Mar
✔️☊Cover Her Face 23 Mar
☊ϟ King T.M. Frazier
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place
Round Robin

✔️Countdown City 25 Mar
Brush With Death
Arsenic and Old Paint
The Wreckage


KING KIN
Josie and Jack

YEARBOOK
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.pngUndiscovered Country
Hunter's Run
The Death of Bees
Forever and a Death a new Donald E. Westlake. He is still writing even from the grave!

✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Uprooted 2 Mar
✔️ ☊ All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook 21 Mar

IN A LAND FAR FAR AWAY
☊☭The Power of One
✔️ ☊☭Swing Time 27 Mar

BOXALL
☊☭The Reluctant Fundamentalist
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Crime and Punishment 30 Mar

SIGH PHI
☊☭The Three-Body Problem
✔️☊Leviathan Wakes 7 Mar

DAGGER
† ☭The Skull Mantra

HISSSY FIC
Theft of Life

SHORTCUT
✔️Hideous History: Death & Destruction 12 Mar

BUDDY READ
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Chalk Man 16 Mar
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Infinite Jest Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
✔️☊A Wizard of Earthsea 11 Mar


message 30: by Margo (new)

Margo | 10030 comments Almeta wrote: "



There couldn't have been a better example of WAYLAID PLANS than the month of February! So those books are showing up again here. Still I do consider it a successful month. I read a lot of Zod..."


You're reading lists are always full of variety - love it;-)


message 31: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10362 comments Margo wrote: ".....You're reading lists are always full of variety - love it;-) ...."

Thanks Margo!


message 32: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments April's plan:


Audiobooks

The Spirit Thief (road trip with my grandson)
Altered Carbon (buddy read)
The Sound of Rain (monthly challenge)
Call the Midwife (themed read)
Age of War (2018 release)

Book/eBook:

His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae (zodiac challenge)
The Left Hand of Darkness (buddy read)
The Anatomist (zodiac challenge)
The Monk (zodiac challenge)
Mystery (if I ever get to this book)

Toppler: TBA


message 33: by Almeta (last edited Nov 03, 2018 09:52AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10362 comments Okay time to get back to reality!

April 2018

✔️
† Dagger Award Nominees
☭ In A Land Far Far Away
ϟ Got Connections
♕Sai King Recommends
☊ Hear Ye, Hear Ye
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Star Crossed Covers

BUDDY READ
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.pngInfinite JestInfinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Is going to take some time!

GROUP READ
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Annotated Frankenstein 30 Apr

GROUP CHALLENGE
✔️Stormy Weather 14 Apr

GET A ROOM
✔️☊ϟKing 17 Apr

CEREAL KILLER Challenge
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Cruelest Month 21 April
✔️☊The Good Daughter 13 Apr
✔️☊Dust & Decay 6 Apr
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png World's Greatest Sleuth! 11 Apr
✔️☊Brush With Death 17 Apr
✔️☊ϟ♕The Wind Through the Keyhole 22 Apr
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.pngArsenic and Old Paint
✔️☊ϟDied In The Wool 28 Apr
✔️☊☭I Will Have Vengeance 29 Apr
✔️☊A Crafty Killing 29 Apr
✔️☊How to Train Your Dragon 23 Apr

STEPHEN KING RECOMMENDS
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Time and Again 1 Apr
✔️☊Someone Is Bleeding 19 Apr
✔️☊Fury on Sunday 19 Apr
✔️☊Ride the Nightmare 19 Apr
✔️☊I Will Have Vengeance 29 Apr

YEARBOOK
✔️☊Undiscovered Country 2 Apr
✔️☊Sleeping Giants 12 Apr
✔️☊Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex 10 Apr
✔️☊The Everything Box 15 Apr
✔️The Death of Bees 16 Apr
✔️☊ϟGwendy's Button Box 16 Apr
✔️☊The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window & Disappeared 20 Apr
✔️☊Last Breath 21 Apr
✔️☊The Gargoyle 24 Apr
✔️☊ϟ The Blue Edge of Midnight 26 Apr
Remarkable Creatures

HISSY-FIC
✔️☊Round Robin 4 Apr

IN A LAND FAR FAR AWAY
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Bastard of Istanbul 1 Apr

ABC CHALLENGE
✔️♕Zombie 5 Apr

SHORTCUTS
✔️☊On Cats 29 Apr
✔️☊Pulp 29 Apr

TOPPLER
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Lincoln Lawyer California 8 Apr
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Messenger of Athens Blue 7 Apr


message 34: by Margo (last edited Mar 31, 2018 03:17AM) (new)

Margo | 10030 comments APRIL PLANS

BUDDY READS
Altered Carbon
The Daylight War 7th
The Left Hand of Darkness

TOPPLER
tbd

GROUP READS
Down Under book club
A Conjuring of Light D&J
The Shape of Water D&J

CHALLENGES
Lightning YLTO monthly
The One YLTO ZZ
The Ides of April YLTO ZZ
The Hoarder YLTO ZZ/WRC Q2

LIBRARY DOWNLOADS
The Other Einstein
The City of Brass
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

I have definitely bitten off more than I can chew for April - there are some big books in that list - but I will enjoy the flavour and do my damnedist to get as many in as possible 😎


message 35: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 14188 comments I'm doing pretty well in March. I think my plan for April is:

The Lucky Ones - review
Baby Teeth - review
The Broken Girls - library, just because
Bring Her Home - review
Emma in the Night - review
Dragon Teeth - zodiac challenge
Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus - YLTO group read
Rain Reign - YLTO monthly challenge & toppler

I'm really trying to get caught up on some of my reviews. I still have quite a few to go.


message 36: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments It doesn't seem right that April is almost over. Time is zipping by.


Audiobooks

A Darker Shade of Magic (currently reading)
Circe (buddy read)
Dandelion Wine (monthly challenge)
Who Fears Death (zodiac challenge)
Dreamer's Pool (zodiac challenge)
Born with Teeth (just because)

Book/Ebook:

The Dwarves (currently reading)
Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey (currently reading, The Syndicate)
The Left Hand of Darkness (currently reading, buddy read)
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (monthly themed, zodiac challenge)
Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome (just because)
Mystery (will I ever get to this??)


message 37: by Almeta (last edited Nov 03, 2018 09:56AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10362 comments May 2018

✔️
† Dagger Award Nominees
☭ In A Land Far Far Away
ϟ Got Connections
♕Sai King Recommends
☊ Hear Ye, Hear Ye
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Star Crossed Covers

BUDDY READ
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.pngInfinite JestInfinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Is going to take some time!

YLTO! MAY GROUP READ
✔️☊The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse 4 May

GROUP CHALLENGE
✔️☊☭Narcissus and Goldmund 25 May

CEREAL KILLER Challenge
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.pngArsenic and Old Paint
✔️☊The Cross-Country Quilters 16 May
✔️☊World of Trouble 8 May
✔️☊The Grave's a Fine and Private Place 15 May
✔️☊Howl's Moving Castle 22 May

YEARBOOK
✔️☊Borne 6 May
✔️☊The Language of Flowers 24 May
✔️☊Remarkable Creatures 26 May

BUMP IN THE NIGHT
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png A Long December

IN A LAND FAR FAR AWAY
✔️☊The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty 2 May
✔️☊The Risk Agent 18 May
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png ☊☭The Blind Assassin 20 May

GET A ROOM
♕☭Josie and Jack King's Kin
✔️Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times 5 May
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png November 9 9 May

I AM SOMEBODY
You Might as Well Die

BOXALL
✔️There but for the 5 May

ABC CHALLENGE
✔️X-Rated Bloodsuckers 13 May

DAGGER
✔️☊The Crown 11 May

UNUSUAL SELLING POINT
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Seeking Whom He May Devour 28 May

SHORTCUT
✔️☊Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts 7 May

FANTASY
The Baron in the Trees


message 38: by Margo (new)

Margo | 10030 comments This is my list - so much shorter than Almetas ☺

MAY PLANS

BUDDY READS
The Left Hand of Darkness 1st
Circe 7th

GROUP READS
The Woman in the Window bbc
The Memory Watcher ylto
The Ghost Brigades d&j
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell d&j this one is a reread so might just join in discussion - it's chunky!!

CHALLENGES - must read
Rose Under Fire
The Breakdown wrc
The Boys from Brazil

CHALLENGE - might read
To The Bright Edge of the World
Kill Someone
The Long Earth


message 39: by Almeta (last edited May 31, 2018 12:18PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10362 comments Margo wrote: "This is my list - so much shorter than Almetas ☺

And probably So Much more doable!


message 40: by Almeta (last edited Dec 26, 2018 07:13AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10362 comments June 2018

✔️
† Dagger Award Nominees
☭ In A Land Far Far Away
ϟ Got Connections
♕Sai King Recommends
☊ Hear Ye, Hear Ye
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Star Crossed Covers

YLTO! GROUP CHALLENGE
✔️☊ Midwinter of the Spirit 30 Jun

AlligatorTOPPLER InvestiGators Two-gather
✔️☊ moon Hallowe'en Party 2 Jun
✔️☊ book The Lost Book of Salem 3 Jun
✔️☊ eye The Manual of Detection 2 Jun
✔️☊ ☭butterfly Pachinko 3 Jun
✔️☊ Practical Magic 4 Jun
✔️☊Nobody's Fool 5 Jun
✔️☊Eve & Adam 5 Jun
✔️☊ bird Euphoria audio 4 Jun
✔️☊Absent In The Spring flower 6 Jun
✔️☊To the Grave suitcase 6 Jun
✔️The Baron in the Trees 7 Jun
✔️☊The Sanctuary Sparrow 7 Jun
✔️☊Aunt Dimity & the Summer King 4 Jun
✔️☊red coat You Might as Well Die 6 Jun
✔️☊Junonia 8 Jun
✔️☊Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome 8 Jun YLTO! GROUP READ
✔️☊Mr. Chartwell 8 Jun
✔️So Much Pretty 9 Jun


GOT CONNECTIONS
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png ☊ ϟ Anna and the King of Siam 25 Jun

DYING TO READ
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png California Fire and Life 15 Jun

CEREAL KILLER Challenge
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.pngArsenic and Old Paint
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png The Union Quilters 12 Jun
✔️Summer Knight 18 Jun
✔️ ☊♕ The Silkworm 29 Jun

BOXALL
Half of a Yellow Sun
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png ☊☭The Three Musketeers 26 Jun

SHORTCUT
✔️ ♕  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png A Long December 29 Jun

YEARBOOK
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Charade 21 Jun
Black Hills
Dietland
The Graces

✔️ ☊♕The Woman in the Window 20 Jun
✔️  photo Star_zpstnaiytej.png Wintersong 24 Jun
✔️ ☊The Gap of Time 27 Jun
✔️ ☊Vinegar Girl 28 Jun
Wolf Bride
Angelfall
 photo Star_zpstnaiytej.pngJosie and Jack King's Kin



message 41: by Heather (new)

Heather Wow, I can't plan my reads. I read on what I am in the mood for, sometimes a mystery, sometimes fantasy, sometimes YA, but rarely romance. Right now I am reading a book on religion, Righteous Warriors: Lessons from the War Chapters in the Book of Mormon and a villain re-telling, The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince. And then I'll be ready to go back to a chick-lit, currently The Life List.


message 42: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments Grumble, mumble.... I haven't figured out what I'm reading for June.

Heather, I do plan so that I can fit in all the challenges and activities. It's kind of addictive.


message 43: by Margo (new)

Margo | 10030 comments For me there is nothing worse than finishing a book and not having another at hand. AS I am limited to digital format this does need a littlr thinking ahead!

But than, I am a planner at heart - I'd probably make my lists anyway lol


message 44: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10362 comments Heather wrote: "Wow, I can't plan my reads. I read on what I am in the mood for, sometimes a mystery, sometimes fantasy, sometimes YA, but rarely romance. Right now I am reading a book on religion, [book:Righteous..."

lol!

I don't know if I would call it "planning" exactly! Especially when a Toppler looms in the background.

I plan my Group Read and Monthly Challenge.

Then I "plan" that the books that I have on hand fit the Toppler.

Then I "plan" on trying to read all the books that I ordered to over-compensate FOR the Toppler but didn't USE for the Toppler!☻


message 45: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 14188 comments I plan to read double the amount of books I'm capable of. lol

I'm not sure how much planning I'll do for June. I feel like the month may be half over before I have the time to plan it! Aside from the toppler, I'm just hoping to read something for the monthly challenge and theme.


message 46: by Heather (new)

Heather Kristie wrote: "I plan to read double the amount of books I'm capable of. lol

I'm not sure how much planning I'll do for June. I feel like the month may be half over before I have the time to plan it! Aside from ..."


LOL, I guess I should clarify a little. I always 'plan' to read a lot. I go to the library or sit and browse Amazon, pick out books and then the 6-7 (or more) I have chosen will sit on the end of my counter and try to 'lure' me away from doing domestic chores. Then time passes, I have bought or borrowed a few more and the stack gets bigger on the counter -- then I realize that they are all do back at the library -- OH MY --- so I have to return them. BUT THEN, there is that one cover that catches my attention and I'm off again picking up books and taking them home...….


message 47: by Margo (new)

Margo | 10030 comments Heather, I do exactly the same with my library books - I always bite of more than I can chew X-O


message 49: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 14188 comments Haha, completely understand, Heather!


message 50: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50000 comments June 2018:


Audiobooks

Born with Teeth (currently reading)
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride (Toppler & Group Themed)
The Vampire's Mail Order Bride (Toppler, Zodiac, Leftover)
The Remaining (Toppler)
Children of Blood and Bone (Published 2018)
Indian Horse (Syndicate)

Book/eBook:

The Dwarves (currently reading)
Practical Magic (monthly challenge & Toppler)
The Dry Grass of August (Toppler & Zodiac)
Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome
The Children's Hour (Zodiac)


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