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message 1: by Lara (last edited Jan 24, 2018 03:16PM) (new)

Lara (lemh) | 102 comments I'm a children's librarian, so I read a lot. Last year I broke 450.

Most of my reading is picture books and mid-grade, because of work, but I always have a Kindle book on the go, an audiobook or two for my commute and for working out, and a physical book or two to top it off. It adds up.

Next year, I'm aiming to break at least 150. I'll adjust my goal again as needed. What I'm more interested in is reading new books, breaking out of my usual ruts, and writing more reviews. I'm looking forward to the monthly challenges, etc. here to help with that!


message 2: by Lara (last edited Jan 04, 2019 02:25AM) (new)

Lara (lemh) | 102 comments Monthly Totals

To help track my progress

Jan: 73
5 books
7 graphic novels
61 picture books
Feb: 40
5 books
3 graphic novels
32 picture books
Mar: 47
13 books
1 graphic novels
33 picture books
Apr: 60
15 books
3 graphic novels
42 picture books
May: 40
11 books
0 graphic novels
29 picture books
Jun: 25
16 books
7 graphic novels
2 picture books
Jul: 64
40 books
3 graphic novels
21 picture books
Aug: 60
30 books
21 graphic novels
9 picture books
Sep: 50
43 books
2 graphic novels
5 picture books
Oct: 54
48 books
1 graphic novels
5 picture books
Nov: 94
59 books
4 graphic novels
31 picture books
Dec: 84
63 books
0 graphic novels
21 picture books


Total Books: 348
Total Graphic Novels: 52
Total Picture Books: 291
Grand Total : 691


message 3: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Wishing you the best of luck with your goal Lara & happy reading!


message 4: by Lara (last edited Jan 04, 2019 03:07AM) (new)

Lara (lemh) | 102 comments A-Z Challenge

Read a book beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Will try to count as few picture books as possible - read way too many of those for this to be a challenge otherwise!

Working on this in another group too (Drop Everything & Read), and aiming to finish this in 2018, if I can. Since this thread is looking like it'll be my main Challenge Tracking Hub... here it is again :)

A: Anything for Love (Hunter Brothers, #1) by Lola St. Vil Alchemy Arts Recycling Is Chic by Kate MacKay The Anchor (WLUV, #3) by Jayne Blue The Aubrey Rules (Chicago on Ice #1) by Aven Ellis All Night Long (O'Gallagher Nights, #3; Love In All Places, #4) by Mignon Mykel About Last Night (O'Gallagher Nights, #2; Love In All Places, #3) by Mignon Mykel
B: Broken Heart Syndrome (Broken Heart, #1) by Susie Tate Branded with a Kiss (The Sweetheart Brand #2) by Paula Altenburg The Bravest Princess (Wide-Awake Princess, #3) by E.D. Baker Bad Boy's Cinderella by Raleigh Blake Bad Judgment by Meghan March Beautiful Ruin (Nolan Brothers, #1) by Amy Olle Bender (The Core Four, #1) by Stacy Borel Breakout (San Francisco Strikers, #1) by Stephanie Kay Beauty and the Geek (Gone Geek, #1) by Sidney Bristol Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
C: Charmed (Fairy Tale Reform School, #2) by Jen Calonita The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister, #3) by Courtney Milan Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Chubby & Charming (Big & Beautiful #1) by Mary E. Thompson Caged in Winter (Reluctant Hearts, #1) by Brighton Walsh Checked Into Love (Bachelorette Party, #2) by Rochelle Paige Come Back to the Ballpark, Maisy Gray (Comeback Romance Series) (Volume 1) by Cynthia Tennent Clincher (DS Fight Club #6) by Josie Kerr The Consultant (WLUV, #1) by Jayne Blue Cinder & Ella (Cinder & Ella, #1) by Kelly Oram Corner Booth by Chautona Havig Custom Built for Me by Susan Coventry Caged (Bound by Cage, #1) by Brittany Crowley
D: The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple #5) by Carola Dunn Dan Alexander, Pitcher (Bottom of the Ninth #1) by Jean C. Joachim The Definition of Icing (Dallas Demons, #2) by Aven Ellis Dead in the Water (Daisy Dalrymple, #6) by Carola Dunn The DUFF Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger Deliver Me by Farrah Rochon Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink, #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan
E: The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (The Dukes of War, #2) by Erica Ridley Embody (Full Circle, #1) by S.E. Hall Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
F: Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School, #1) by Jen Calonita Fierce Attraction (Attraction Series, #3) by J.B. Heller The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker Fever Claim (The Sigma Menace #1) by Marie Johnston Fever (Blood Moon Rising, #1) by Lola Taylor Frederick by Leo Lionni The Football Groom (A Last Play Companion) by Taylor Hart Faking It (Book Boyfriend, #2) by Carly Phillips Fake It A Second Chance Romance (Dirty Mechanic Book 2) by Melissa Devenport
G: Goldeline by Jimmy Cajoleas Gaddafi's Harem The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya by Annick Cojean Galahad in Jeans (Louisiana Knights, #2) by Jennifer Blake Going Down Hard (Doing Bad Things, #1) by Jordan Marie Girl at the back by Kat Green Goody Two Shoes (Invertary, #2) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson The Geek and the Goddess by Allie Everhart
H: The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2) by Courtney Milan Hook Me (Men of Inked, #2) by Chelle Bliss Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs Hidden Hollywood (Happy Endings Book Club, #1) by Kylie Gilmore Holly Freakin' Hughes by Kelsey Kingsley Hustle by Ashley Claudy Honey Bee by Heather Shere Hot Holiday Nights (O'Gallagher Nights, #4) by Mignon Mykel Her Ugly Monster (The Last Worcog Trilogy, Book 1) by Kaylee Rymer Hard Crush (Back to You, #1) by Mira Lyn Kelly
I: Intermediate Thermodynamics (Chemistry Lessons, #2) by Susannah Nix I Dare You (The Hook Up, #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills I Bet You (The Hook Up #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills
J: Jaxson (Riverwise Private Security, #1) by Alisa Woods Just One Taste (Oh Tequila, #2) by C.A. Harms Just One Touch (Oh Tequila Series Book 3) by C.A. Harms
K: Kiss Cam (With A Kiss, #1) by Anie Michaels Knitting Classic Style 35 Modern Designs Inspired by Fashion's Archives by Véronik Avery Klaw The First Cycle by Antoine Ozanam
L: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Lucky in Love by Kasie West Larger-Than-Life Lara by Dandi Daley Mackall L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3) by James Ellroy Lush & Lovely (Big & Beautiful #2) by Mary E. Thompson Lane One Series Complete Box Set by Justine Elvira The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1) by Susan Mann Lingerie Wars (Invertary, #1) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson Let's Get Textual by Teagan Hunter Lemon Drops And Love (The Cocktail Series #1) by Angela Stevens
M: Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1) by Agatha Christie Mystery Mile (Albert Campion, #2) by Margery Allingham A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1) by Ngaio Marsh The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie Maid for the Rock Star (Romance Island Resort, #1) by Demelza Carlton Most Irresistible Guy (Most Valuable Playboy, #0.5) by Lauren Blakely Most Valuable Playboy (Most Valuable Playboy, #1) by Lauren Blakely My Mistletoe Mix-Up by Judy Corry
N: Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid (Kellington, #1) by Maureen Driscoll Never Miss a Chance (Kellington, #2) by Maureen Driscoll Never Wager Against Love (Kellington #3) by Maureen Driscoll Never Run From Love (Kellington, #4) by Maureen Driscoll Never Deny Your Heart (Kellington, #5) by Maureen Driscoll Never Turn Away (Kellington, #6) by Maureen Driscoll Noah (5th Street, #1) by Elizabeth Reyes No Kimchi for me by Aram Kim
O: The Opposite of Wild (Clover Park, #1) by Kylie Gilmore One Night Stand (One Night Stand, #1) by J.S. Cooper One Night Stand (O'Gallagher Nights #1, Love In All Places #2) by Mignon Mykel
P: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Pucked (Pucked, #1) by Helena Hunting Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers, #1) by Ainsley Booth Personal Delivery (Billionaire Secrets #1) by Ainsley Booth Police at the Funeral (A Campion Mystery) by Margery Allingham Prejudice Meets Pride (Meet Your Match, #1) by Rachael Anderson Push the Envelope (Blythe College, #1) by Rochelle Paige The Player by Claire Contreras Prescribed (The White Coat, #1) by D.D. Parker
Q: Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain Quickie by Penny Wylder
R: The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey The Rookie Reporter (WLUV Book 2) by Jayne Blue Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined (Meet Your Match, #2) by Rachael Anderson Roughing by Jillian Quinn Rumor Has It (Rumor Has It, #1) by R.H. Tucker Ruin (Ruin, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
S: Seductive Secrets (Secret Lives, #1) by Carrie James Haynes Sleep No More Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James Story Thieves (Story Thieves, #1) by James Riley Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) by Becky Albertalli Saint Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #4) by Ellis Peters Smart Tass (OHellNo, #1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Sexy Jerk (Sexy Jerk World, #1) by Kim Karr Starring You and Me by Susan Coventry Sounds and Spirits (Hemlock Creek #2) by Josie Kerr Stealing the Biker's Heart (Dogs of Fire MC Savannah Chapter, #2) by Piper Davenport The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1) by Sara Ney Still Not Into You by Nicole Snow Still Not Over You by Nicole Snow Slammed by Teagan Kade Sir Simon Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson Striker (No Prisoners MC, #1) by Lilly Atlas
T: Tell Me Something Good (One-on-One, #1) by Jamie Wesley Throttle Me (Men of Inked, #1) by Chelle Bliss Traded Brody and Kara (Cliffside Bay, #1) by Tess Thompson Tattered Loyalties (Talon Pack, #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan
U: Unlocking the Spell (Wide-Awake Princess, #2) by E.D. Baker Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back (The Ugly Stepsister Series) by Sariah Wilson
V: Verkiir (Warriors of the Karuvar, #1) by Alana Serra
W: The Wide-Awake Princess (Wide-Awake Princess, #1) by E.D. Baker Whiskey and Serendipity by Josie Kerr A Wolf's Heart (Wolf Mountain Peak #1) by Sarah J. Stone A Wolf's Desire (Wolf Mountain Peak #2) by Sarah J. Stone A Wolf's Touch (Wolf Mountain Peak #3) by Sarah J. Stone Woodland Knits 20 enchanting projects to make and share by Stephanie Dosen When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night A Very Messy Adventure by Refe Tuma
X:
Y: Your Secret Crush (aka Me) by Melanie Marks
Z: Zane (The McKades of Texas, #1) by Kimberly Lewis Zaruv (Aliens Of Dragselis, #1) by Zara Zenia


message 5: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12013 comments Wishing you the best of luck with your goal this year.


message 6: by Lara (last edited Feb 01, 2018 03:48PM) (new)

Lara (lemh) | 102 comments JANUARY SUMMARY:
5 books
7 graphic novels
61 picture books

Total Titles Read: 73


Books of the Month

2018 Reading Challenge:
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Reading the Detectives:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
EVERYONE Has Read This but Me - The Catch-Up Book Club:
Murder on the Orient Express


message 7: by Lara (last edited Dec 10, 2018 06:54AM) (new)

Lara (lemh) | 102 comments Historical Romance Series Challenge

Goal: Addictive
Another personal challenge through another group. Complete the sets! Aiming to finish up a few series (and probably reread a number of books in the process!)

Series: Brothers Sinister - Courtney Milan (7 books, including side works)
Read much of this last year, but I will probably reread as I get to the 2 I haven't read yet. It's one of my favorites.

The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) by Courtney Milan The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister, #1.5) by Courtney Milan The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2) by Courtney Milan The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister, #3) by Courtney Milan The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister, #4) by Courtney Milan Talk Sweetly to Me (Brothers Sinister, #4.5) by Courtney Milan
Feb-Jul 2018

Series: Bedwyn Saga - Mary Balogh (9 books, including side works)
Have read 2/9

0.5 One Night for Love (Bedwyn Prequel 1)
A Summer to Remember (Bedwyn Prequels, #2) by Mary Balogh (Bedwyn Prequel 2) - read Oct 2017
1 Slightly Married
Slightly Wicked (Bedwyn Saga, #2) by Mary Balogh - read Apr 2017
3 Slightly Scandalous
4 Slightly Tempted
5 Slightly Sinful
6 Slightly Dangerous
6.5 Once Upon A Dream

Series: Mistress Series - Mary Balogh (4 books, including side work)

1 More Than a Mistress
2 No Man's Mistress
2.5 Now a Bride
3 The Secret Mistress

Series: Huxtable Quintet - Mary Balogh (5 books)

1 First Comes Marriage
2 Then Comes Seduction
3 At Last Comes Love
4 Seducing an Angel
5 A Secret Affair

Series: Kellingtons - Maureen Driscoll (6 books) - worth the reread if I'm going to move on to the Emersons, a series I haven't finished yet :)

Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid (Kellington, #1) by Maureen Driscoll Never Miss a Chance (Kellington, #2) by Maureen Driscoll Never Wager Against Love (Kellington #3) by Maureen Driscoll Never Run From Love (Kellington, #4) by Maureen Driscoll Never Deny Your Heart (Kellington, #5) by Maureen Driscoll Never Turn Away (Kellington, #6) by Maureen Driscoll
reread Mar-May 2018

Series: Emersons - Maureen Driscoll (6 books)

1 Always Come Home
2 Always True to Her
3 Always Have Hope
4 Always Believe in Love
5 Always Forever
6 Never and Always

Series: The Reluctant Bride Collection - Megan Bryce (4 books)

To Catch A Spinster (The Reluctant Bride Collection, #1) by Megan Bryce To Tame A Lady (The Reluctant Bride Collection, #2) by Megan Bryce To Wed The Widow (The Reluctant Bride Collection, #3) by Megan Bryce To Tempt The Saint (The Reluctant Bride Collection, #4) by Megan Bryce
Oct 2018

Series: Secret Lives - Colleen Connally (3 books)

Seductive Secrets (Secret Lives, #1) by Carrie James Haynes - read Mar 2018
2 Broken Legacy
3 Seductive Lies

Series: Lord Rotheby's Influence - Catherine Gayle (3 books)

Twice a Rake (Lord Rotheby's Influence #1) by Catherine Gayle Saving Grace by Catherine Gayle Merely a Miss (Lord Rotheby's Influence #3) by Catherine Gayle
reread Jul 2018

Series: The Dukes of War - Erica Ridley (8 novellas)

The Viscount's Christmas Temptation (The Dukes of War, #1) by Erica Ridley - reread Jul 2018
The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (The Dukes of War, #2) by Erica Ridley - reread Jul 2018
The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress (The Dukes of War, #3) by Erica Ridley - read Jul 2018
The Major's Faux Fiancée (The Dukes of War, #4) by Erica Ridley - reread Sep 2018
5 The Brigadier's Runaway Bride
6 The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway
7 The Duke's Accidental Wife
8 All I Want

Series: Cynfell Brothers - Samantha Holt (7 novellas)

1 Sinful Confessions (Cynfell Brothers #1) by Samantha Holt - read Oct 2018
2 Sinful Deeds (Cynfell Brothers, #2) by Samantha Holt - read Nov 2018
3 Sinful Liaisons
4 Sinful Cravings
5 Sinful Possession
6 Sinful Temptations
7 Sinful Secrets

More series to be added as I think of them, but these should get me started!


message 8: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12013 comments You are doing great keep up the great reads!


message 9: by Lara (last edited Dec 10, 2018 06:59AM) (new)

Lara (lemh) | 102 comments Saw a new one! As this is my Zodiac year, I couldn't pass it up :)

Year of the Dog Challenge: Read a book with the dog on the front

Read in 2018 (but before the actual start to the Chinese New Year, Feb 16)
Stop, Thief! by Heather Tekavec Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen A Greyhound, A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins Ball by Mary Sullivan Wolf Camp by Andrea Zuill

Read in 2018 (after Feb 16, in the actual Year of the Dog)
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka Dog Days of School by Kelly DiPucchio Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray Fuddles and Puddles by Frans Vischer How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills The Ring Went Zing! A Story That Ends With a Kiss by Sean Taylor City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires Victor and Hugo by Robert J Blake Chasing Stanley (New York Blades, #5) by Deirdre Martin

No dog on the cover, but these also heavily feature dogs
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach Rainy Day! by Patricia Lakin The Bear's House Guest (Bears With Money #6) by Amy Star Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel Your Secret Crush (aka Me) by Melanie Marks Hot Holiday Nights (O'Gallagher Nights, #4) by Mignon Mykel Honey Bee by Heather Shere


message 10: by Lara (last edited Dec 10, 2018 07:02AM) (new)

Lara (lemh) | 102 comments Reading based on cover colors. This appeals to my quirky sense of humor - what librarian hasn't had the "I can't remember the title but the cover was blue" sort of question?


1. White (or ivory, cream, bone, etc...):
Brave (Awkward, #2) by Svetlana Chmakova Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise by Susan Blackaby A Greyhound, A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins Here Comes Teacher Cat by Deborah Underwood Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat by Deborah Underwood They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel The Duchess of Whimsy by Randall de Sève Sleep No More Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James Square Cat ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker Hello, My Name is Octicorn by Kevin Diller Fuddles by Frans Vischer Fuddles and Puddles by Frans Vischer Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton Love, Splat by Rob Scotton Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton Merry Christmas, Splat by Rob Scotton Secret Agent Splat! by Rob Scotton Splat Says Thank You! by Rob Scotton Gemma & Gus by Olivier Dunrea Gus by Olivier Dunrea Gideon by Olivier Dunrea Gideon and Otto by Olivier Dunrea BooBoo by Olivier Dunrea Ollie by Olivier Dunrea Ollie the Stomper by Olivier Dunrea Ollie's Easter Eggs (Gossie and Friends) by Olivier Dunrea You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang The Ring Went Zing! A Story That Ends With a Kiss by Sean Taylor Triangle by Mac Barnett Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French Diary of a BABY Wombat by Jackie French Christmas Wombat by Jackie French Peddles by Elizabeth Rose Stanton Never Run From Love (Kellington, #4) by Maureen Driscoll Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty The Game by Anna Bloom Hidden In the Writer's Room by Michelle L. E. Price We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen Sorcerers & Secretaries, Vol. 1 (Sorcerers & Secretaries, #1) by Amy Kim Kibuishi Sorcerers & Secretaries, Vol. 2 (Sorcerers & Secretaries, #2) by Amy Kim Kibuishi

2. Pink (rose, magenta, salmon, etc...).
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1) by Agatha Christie Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming Look to the Lady (A Campion Mystery) by Margery Allingham Talk Sweetly to Me (Brothers Sinister, #4.5) by Courtney Milan The Frog Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess, #1) by E.D. Baker Branded with a Kiss (The Sweetheart Brand #2) by Paula Altenburg

3. Red (maroon, brick, scarlet, etc...).
Lon Po Po A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10) by Agatha Christie Forsythia & Me by Vincent X. Kirsch A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1) by Ngaio Marsh Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) by Becky Albertalli The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2) by Tony DiTerlizzi Game Changer (Ruled Out Romances #1) by Charissa Stastny Beauty Pop, Vol. 9 (Beauty Pop, #9) by Kiyoko Arai

4. Orange (apricot, ginger, carrot, etc...).
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain The Library Gingerbread Man by Dotti Enderle Saint Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #4) by Ellis Peters Meet Me There (Ridgewater High #1) by Judy Corry The Flirting Games (The Flirting, #1) by Stella Wilkinson The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress (The Dukes of War, #3) by Erica Ridley Slow Heat (Pacific Heat, #2) by Jill Shalvis Penguin in Peril by Helen Hancocks We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen

5. Yellow (blond, chartreuse, canary, etc...).
A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister, #1.5) by Courtney Milan Ruby's Chinese New Year by Vickie Lee The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) by Courtney Milan Dragon Jelly by Claire Freedman Alan's Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper Never Miss a Chance (Kellington, #2) by Maureen Driscoll Never Wager Against Love (Kellington #3) by Maureen Driscoll The Happiest Book Ever by Bob Shea A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead Finding Winnie The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick Smart Tass (OHellNo, #1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson Madeline and the Old House in Paris by John Bemelmans Marciano Beauty Pop, Vol. 1 (Beauty Pop, #1) by Kiyoko Arai Beauty Pop, Vol. 8 (Beauty Pop, #8) by Kiyoko Arai

6. Green (sage, lime, jade, etc...).
Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani Too Pickley! by Jean Reidy St. Patrick's Day Countdown by Salina Yoon The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever by Teddy Slater How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2) by Courtney Milan The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #4) by Tony DiTerlizzi The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G. Campbell We are in a Book! (Elephant & Piggie, #13) by Mo Willems I Really Like Slop! (Elephant & Piggie, #24) by Mo Willems Little Bird's Bad Word A Picture Book by Jacob Grant Anything for Love (Hunter Brothers, #1) by Lola St. Vil The Nixie's Song (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, #1) by Tony DiTerlizzi The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie The Murder at Sissingham Hall (Angela Marchmont Mystery #1) by Clara Benson Nimona by Noelle Stevenson I Want to Do It Myself! by Tony Ross I'm a Frog! (Elephant and Piggie, #20) by Mo Willems The Hooker and the Hermit (Rugby, #1) by L.H. Cosway The Viscount's Christmas Temptation (The Dukes of War, #1) by Erica Ridley When It's Real by Erin Watt Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack, #1) by Ben Hatke

7. Light Blue (teal, sky, cerulean, etc...).
Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle Penguin in Love (Penguin) by Salina Yoon Cat Nap by Toni Yuly Virgil & Owen by Paulette Bogan Virgil & Owen Stick Together by Paulette Bogan The Princess and the Giant by Caryl Hart Mystery Mile (Albert Campion, #2) by Margery Allingham Breathe by Scott Magoon Whoever You Are by Mem Fox Dog Days of School by Kelly DiPucchio When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes Duncan, the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll Be Brave, Little Penguin by Giles Andreae Chu's Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School, #1) by Jen Calonita Charmed (Fairy Tale Reform School, #2) by Jen Calonita Intermediate Thermodynamics (Chemistry Lessons, #2) by Susannah Nix The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats by Barbara Joosse Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Roommating (Preston's Mill, #1) by Noelle Adams I Am NOT a Dinosaur! by Will Lach Snowbound - A Chicklit Christmas Novella by Monique McDonell Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have You Been? I've Been to London to Visit the Queen by Russell Punter The Play (Brit Boys Sports, #1) by J.H. Croix The Graveyard Book, Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book, Volume 2 by Neil Gaiman Be Quiet! by Ryan T. Higgins Duck to the Rescue by John Himmelman The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires Lane One Series Complete Box Set by Justine Elvira Broken Heart Syndrome (Broken Heart, #1) by Susie Tate The Promposal (The Ugly Stepsister #2) by Sariah Wilson Come Back to the Ballpark, Maisy Gray (Comeback Romance Series) (Volume 1) by Cynthia Tennent

8. Dark Blue (indigo, denim, navy, etc...).
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier The Storyteller by Evan Turk Little Cloud and Lady Wind by Toni Morrison Urashima Taro by Robert B. Goodman Pardon Me! by Daniel Miyares The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Story Thieves (Story Thieves, #1) by James Riley A Friend's Tale (Library Mouse #2) by Daniel Kirk The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1) by Tony DiTerlizzi Never Deny Your Heart (Kellington, #5) by Maureen Driscoll Never Turn Away (Kellington, #6) by Maureen Driscoll The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister, #4) by Courtney Milan Starring You and Me by Susan Coventry The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts The Definition of Icing (Dallas Demons, #2) by Aven Ellis Playing It Cool (Sydney Smoke Rugby, #2) by Amy Andrews

9. Purple (lavender, plum, orchid, etc...).
Drama by Raina Telgemeier Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid (Kellington, #1) by Maureen Driscoll Betty Bunny Loves Easter by Michael B. Kaplan Circle, Square, Moose by Kelly Bingham Goldeline by Jimmy Cajoleas The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister, #3) by Courtney Milan The Wyrm King (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, #3) by Tony DiTerlizzi Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs The Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (The Dukes of War, #2) by Erica Ridley More Than Friends (Friends, #2) by Monica Murphy Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back (The Ugly Stepsister Series) by Sariah Wilson NSFW (Play, #2) by Piper Lawson

10. Brown (tan, mahogany, coffee, etc...).
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio Lucinda's Secret (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #3) by Tony DiTerlizzi A Giant Problem (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, #2) by Tony DiTerlizzi Second Chance Romance (Up in Flames #1) by Asrai Devin

11. Black (grey, slate, coal, etc...).
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple #5) by Carola Dunn The Wrath of Mulgarath (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #5) by Tony DiTerlizzi Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen The Numberlys by William Joyce Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg Pucked (Pucked, #1) by Helena Hunting L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3) by James Ellroy Lush & Lovely (Big & Beautiful #2) by Mary E. Thompson Chubby & Charming (Big & Beautiful #1) by Mary E. Thompson Gaddafi's Harem The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya by Annick Cojean Dan Alexander, Pitcher (Bottom of the Ninth #1) by Jean C. Joachim Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers, #1) by Ainsley Booth

12. A Metallic color (gold, silver, bronze, etc...).
Goldilicious by Victoria Kann Silverlicious by Victoria Kann

13. A book with at least 5 colors on the cover
Every Color by Erin Eitter Kono Little Green Peas A Big Book of Colors (with audio recording) by Keith Baker LMNO Pea-quel by Keith Baker Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin Monsters Love School by Mike Austin A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen What Does Bunny See? A Book of Colors and Flowers by Linda Sue Park You Don't Want a Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman 123 versus ABC by Mike Boldt Colors versus Shapes by Mike Boldt Bigger! Bigger! by Leslie Patricelli Zog by Julia Donaldson Knitting by Adel Kay Kids Knitting Projects for Kids of all Ages by Melanie Falick Elmer by David McKee

14. A book with a color in the title:
Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar We'll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen Little Green Peas A Big Book of Colors (with audio recording) by Keith Baker Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem by Mac Barnett Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise by Susan Blackaby A Greyhound, A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins Yellow Is My Color Star by Judy Horacek Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

15. A book with a word describing colors in the title (rainbow, stripes, polka dots, ect...)
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments Book Riot & Libby's 2018 Read Harder challenge
More information on the Book Riot website

A book published posthumously
Sleep No More Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James

A book of true crime

A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance):
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1) by Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie Police at the Funeral (A Campion Mystery) by Margery Allingham

A comic written and drawn by the same person
Drama by Raina Telgemeier Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #1) by Ben Hatke Legends of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #2) by Ben Hatke The Return of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #3) by Ben Hatke Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack, #1) by Ben Hatke Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Mighty Jack, #2) by Ben Hatke Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (Delilah Dirk, #1) by Tony Cliff Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling (Delilah Dirk, #2) by Tony Cliff

A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)

A book about nature
Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre

A western

A comic written or drawn by a person of color

A book of colonial or postcolonial literature

A romance novel by or about a person of color
Talk Sweetly to Me (Brothers Sinister, #4.5) by Courtney Milan Tell Me Something Good (One-on-One, #1) by Jamie Wesley Deliver Me by Farrah Rochon Lucky in Love by Kasie West Tropical Bartender Bear (Shifting Sands Resort, #3) by Zoe Chant Tropical Lynx's Lover (Shifting Sands Resort, #4) by Zoe Chant Wreaking Havoc (Dead Presidents MC, #2) by Harley Stone

A children’s classic published before 1980:
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton Frederick by Leo Lionni

A celebrity memoir

An Oprah Book Club selection

A book of social science
Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

A one-sitting book
When It's Real by Erin Watt Meet Me There (Ridgewater High #1) by Judy Corry The Game by Anna Bloom Hidden In the Writer's Room by Michelle L. E. Price Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
The Wide-Awake Princess (Wide-Awake Princess, #1) by E.D. Baker The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Story Thieves (Story Thieves, #1) by James Riley Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #1) by Ben Hatke The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1) by Tony DiTerlizzi Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School, #1) by Jen Calonita

A sci-fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author

A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Klaw The First Cycle by Antoine Ozanam

A book of genre fiction in translation

A book with a cover you hate

A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author

An essay anthology

A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60

An assigned book you hated (or never finished)


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments Virginia Beach Public Libraries Reading Marathon
To finish this race, you'll need a stack of books and a comfy spot to read. Read 26.2 books to complete the Reading Marathon. Put yourself through the paces of the Extra Mile Challenge, and read from 26 of the pre-selected categories. Use book lists for each category created by VBPL staff.
More on the VBPLS webpage.

Listen to an Audiobook
Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple #5) by Carola Dunn Dead in the Water (Daisy Dalrymple, #6) by Carola Dunn

Read an Award Winner
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead Finding Winnie The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Freight Train by Donald Crews Frederick by Leo Lionni Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Read a Banned Book
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Book a Flight (Read a book set outside the United States)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1) by Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie Christmas in Duke Street by Grace Burrowes A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel The Search by Eric Heuvel Mystery Mile (Albert Campion, #2) by Margery Allingham Sleep No More Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1) by Ngaio Marsh Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid (Kellington, #1) by Maureen Driscoll Never Miss a Chance (Kellington, #2) by Maureen Driscoll Never Wager Against Love (Kellington #3) by Maureen Driscoll Never Run From Love (Kellington, #4) by Maureen Driscoll Never Deny Your Heart (Kellington, #5) by Maureen Driscoll Never Turn Away (Kellington, #6) by Maureen Driscoll Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple #5) by Carola Dunn St. Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #4) by Ellis Peters The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) by Courtney Milan The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister, #1.5) by Courtney Milan The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2) by Courtney Milan The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister, #3) by Courtney Milan The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister, #4) by Courtney Milan Talk Sweetly to Me (Brothers Sinister, #4.5) by Courtney Milan Gaddafi's Harem The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya by Annick Cojean The Viscount's Christmas Temptation (The Dukes of War, #1) by Erica Ridley The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (The Dukes of War, #2) by Erica Ridley The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress (The Dukes of War, #3) by Erica Ridley The Graveyard Book, Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book, Volume 2 by Neil Gaiman The Tao of Hockey by Melanie Ting Look to the Lady (A Campion Mystery) by Margery Allingham Challenge (Harris Brothers, #1) by Amy Daws Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger The Game by Anna Bloom The Flirting Games (The Flirting, #1) by Stella Wilkinson Twice a Rake (Lord Rotheby's Influence #1) by Catherine Gayle Saving Grace by Catherine Gayle Merely a Miss (Lord Rotheby's Influence #3) by Catherine Gayle The Wire in the Blood (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #2) by Val McDermid The Hooker and the Hermit (Rugby, #1) by L.H. Cosway Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have You Been? I've Been to London to Visit the Queen by Russell Punter The Murder at Sissingham Hall (Angela Marchmont Mystery #1) by Clara Benson Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers, #1) by Ainsley Booth Broken Heart Syndrome (Broken Heart, #1) by Susie Tate Fierce Attraction (Attraction Series, #3) by J.B. Heller Love in a Snow Storm (Pine Harbour, #2) by Zoe York Playing It Cool (Sydney Smoke Rugby, #2) by Amy Andrews Police at the Funeral (A Campion Mystery) by Margery Allingham The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1) by Susan Mann The Mate (Fire's Edge, #0.5) by Abigail Owen Maid for the Rock Star (Romance Island Resort, #1) by Demelza Carlton The Major's Faux Fiancée (The Dukes of War, #4) by Erica Ridley The Player by Claire Contreras Lingerie Wars (Invertary, #1) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson Goody Two Shoes (Invertary, #2) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson To Catch A Spinster (The Reluctant Bride Collection, #1) by Megan Bryce To Tame A Lady (The Reluctant Bride Collection, #2) by Megan Bryce To Wed The Widow (The Reluctant Bride Collection, #3) by Megan Bryce To Tempt The Saint (The Reluctant Bride Collection, #4) by Megan Bryce Manga Shakespeare Much Ado about Nothing by Richard Appignanesi Sinful Confessions (Cynfell Brothers #1) by Samantha Holt The Book Lover by Emma V. Leech Girl at the back by Kat Green Star Struck (Star Kissed, #1) by Jamie Campbell Sera's Dragon (Fire Mates, #1) by Lexxie Couper The Holiday Kiss (Briarwood High Book 4) by Maggie Dallen Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (Delilah Dirk, #1) by Tony Cliff Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling (Delilah Dirk, #2) by Tony Cliff Bringing Christmas to the Dragons (Dragon Ruins, # 0.5) by Rinelle Grey

Book to Screen (Read a book that was adapted to film or television)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1) by Agatha Christie The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1) by Ngaio Marsh The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1) by Tony DiTerlizzi The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2) by Tony DiTerlizzi Lucinda's Secret (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #3) by Tony DiTerlizzi The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #4) by Tony DiTerlizzi The Wrath of Mulgarath (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #5) by Tony DiTerlizzi Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) by Becky Albertalli St. Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #4) by Ellis Peters The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3) by James Ellroy The Wire in the Blood (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #2) by Val McDermid The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker The DUFF Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

Read a book with a blue cover
Mystery Mile (Albert Campion, #2) by Margery Allingham The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1) by Tony DiTerlizzi Never Deny Your Heart (Kellington, #5) by Maureen Driscoll Never Turn Away (Kellington, #6) by Maureen Driscoll Intermediate Thermodynamics (Chemistry Lessons, #2) by Susannah Nix The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats by Barbara Joosse The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister, #4) by Courtney Milan Lane One Series Complete Box Set by Justine Elvira Starring You and Me by Susan Coventry Broken Heart Syndrome (Broken Heart, #1) by Susie Tate The Definition of Icing (Dallas Demons, #2) by Aven Ellis Playing It Cool (Sydney Smoke Rugby, #2) by Amy Andrews Come Back to the Ballpark, Maisy Gray (Comeback Romance Series) (Volume 1) by Cynthia Tennent Five Little Ducks by Raffi Cavoukian What's Up, Duck? A Book of Opposites by Tad Hills The Rookie Reporter (WLUV Book 2) by Jayne Blue The Major's Faux Fiancée (The Dukes of War, #4) by Erica Ridley Ready Steady Ghost!. by Elizabeth Baguley by Elizabeth Baguley About Last Night (O'Gallagher Nights, #2; Love In All Places, #3) by Mignon Mykel Just One Taste (Oh Tequila, #2) by C.A. Harms In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes Head Over Heels (Sanctuary #1) by Evie Snow Goodnight Mr Panda by Steve Antony

Changemakers (Read a book about someone who changed the world)

Curated Collection (Read a book of short stories or essays)
Christmas in Duke Street by Grace Burrowes Sleep No More Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James

Read a book about a current event.

Features creatures (Read a book that features animals or other creatures)
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack, #1) by Ben Hatke Ready Steady Ghost!. by Elizabeth Baguley by Elizabeth Baguley The Runaway Mummy A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

Graphic novel
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier Drama by Raina Telgemeier A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel The Search by Eric Heuvel Millennium Snow, Vol. 1 (Millennium Snow, #1) by Bisco Hatori Millennium Snow, Vol. 2 (Millennium Snow, #2) by Bisco Hatori Millennium Snow, Vol. 3 (Millennium Snow, #3) by Bisco Hatori Millennium Snow, Vol. 4 (Millennium Snow, #4) by Bisco Hatori Brave (Awkward, #2) by Svetlana Chmakova Hades Lord of the Dead (Olympians, #4) by George O'Connor Little Robot by Ben Hatke Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #1) by Ben Hatke Legends of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #2) by Ben Hatke The Return of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #3) by Ben Hatke Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson SP×ベイビー 1 (SP Baby, #1) by Maki Enjoji SP×ベイビー 2 (SP Baby, #2) by Maki Enjoji Nimona by Noelle Stevenson The Graveyard Book, Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book, Volume 2 by Neil Gaiman Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack, #1) by Ben Hatke Monkey High!, Vol. 1 by Shouko Akira Monkey High!, Vol. 2 by Shouko Akira Monkey High!, Vol. 3 by Shouko Akira Monkey High!, Vol. 4 by Shouko Akira Monkey High!, Vol. 5 by Shouko Akira Monkey High!, Vol. 6 by Shouko Akira Monkey High!, Vol. 7 by Shouko Akira Monkey High!, Vol. 8 by Shouko Akira Sorcerers & Secretaries, Vol. 1 (Sorcerers & Secretaries, #1) by Amy Kim Kibuishi Sorcerers & Secretaries, Vol. 2 (Sorcerers & Secretaries, #2) by Amy Kim Kibuishi Beauty Pop, Vol. 1 (Beauty Pop, #1) by Kiyoko Arai Beauty Pop, Vol. 2 (Beauty Pop, #2) by Kiyoko Arai Beauty Pop, Vol. 3 (Beauty Pop, #3) by Kiyoko Arai Beauty Pop, Vol. 4 (Beauty Pop, #4) by Kiyoko Arai Beauty Pop, Vol. 5 (Beauty Pop, #5) by Kiyoko Arai Beauty Pop, Vol. 6 (Beauty Pop, #6) by Kiyoko Arai Beauty Pop, Vol. 7 (Beauty Pop, #7) by Kiyoko Arai Beauty Pop, Vol. 8 (Beauty Pop, #8) by Kiyoko Arai Beauty Pop, Vol. 9 (Beauty Pop, #9) by Kiyoko Arai Beauty Pop, Vol. 10 (Beauty Pop, #10) by Kiyoko Arai Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (Delilah Dirk, #1) by Tony Cliff Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling (Delilah Dirk, #2) by Tony Cliff

Horror

Kid-approved (recommended by a child)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #1) by Ben Hatke Legends of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #2) by Ben Hatke The Return of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #3) by Ben Hatke The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1) by Tony DiTerlizzi Brave (Awkward, #2) by Svetlana Chmakova

Letters, texts & emails, oh my! (Epistolary novels)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) by Becky Albertalli Let's Get Textual by Teagan Hunter I Dare You (The Hook Up, #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills I Bet You (The Hook Up #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

LOLz (Humor)
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Murder Across the Pond
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1) by Agatha Christie Mystery Mile (Albert Campion, #2) by Margery Allingham Sleep No More Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1) by Ngaio Marsh St. Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #4) by Ellis Peters The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie The Murder at Sissingham Hall (Angela Marchmont Mystery #1) by Clara Benson Look to the Lady (A Campion Mystery) by Margery Allingham Police at the Funeral (A Campion Mystery) by Margery Allingham Dead in the Water (Daisy Dalrymple, #6) by Carola Dunn

New Release
Sir Simon Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson

Out of the World
Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #1) by Ben Hatke Legends of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #2) by Ben Hatke The Return of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #3) by Ben Hatke Verkiir (Warriors of the Karuvar, #1) by Alana Serra

Potpourri (Anything goes!)

Required Reads Revisited
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Sports
Pucked (Pucked, #1) by Helena Hunting The Definition of Icing (Dallas Demons, #2) by Aven Ellis The Aubrey Rules (Chicago on Ice #1) by Aven Ellis The Tao of Hockey by Melanie Ting Chasing Stanley (New York Blades, #5) by Deirdre Martin Dan Alexander, Pitcher (Bottom of the Ninth #1) by Jean C. Joachim Come Back to the Ballpark, Maisy Gray (Comeback Romance Series) (Volume 1) by Cynthia Tennent

Staff Picks

Steampunk
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger

Steamy Romance
Pucked (Pucked, #1) by Helena Hunting Sexy Jerk (Sexy Jerk World, #1) by Kim Karr The Play (Brit Boys Sports, #1) by J.H. Croix Challenge (Harris Brothers, #1) by Amy Daws Slow Heat (Pacific Heat, #2) by Jill Shalvis The Hooker and the Hermit (Rugby, #1) by L.H. Cosway Claiming Mia (Dot Com Wolves 1) by Alisa Woods Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers, #1) by Ainsley Booth

Sweet Romance
Christmas in Duke Street by Grace Burrowes Meet Me There (Ridgewater High #1) by Judy Corry Game Changer (Ruled Out Romances #1) by Charissa Stastny The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey #famous by Jilly Gagnon Corner Booth by Chautona Havig

Traveling Tales
A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel The Search by Eric Heuvel Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie The Hooker and the Hermit (Rugby, #1) by L.H. Cosway The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker The Wide-Awake Princess (Wide-Awake Princess, #1) by E.D. Baker Unlocking the Spell (Wide-Awake Princess, #2) by E.D. Baker The Bravest Princess (Wide-Awake Princess, #3) by E.D. Baker Freight Train by Donald Crews The Player by Claire Contreras

True-life Adventure

Tissue Box Read
Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Brave (Awkward, #2) by Svetlana Chmakova Merely a Miss (Lord Rotheby's Influence #3) by Catherine Gayle


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments FEBRUARY SUMMARY:
5 books
3 graphic novels
32 picture books

Total Titles Read: 40


Books of the Month

Reading the Detectives:
Mystery Mile
Historical Romance Series Challenge
The Governess Affair
The Duchess War
A Kiss For Midwinter


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Blagica  | 12013 comments You are doing great! Hoping March is a smashing success for you.


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments MARCH SUMMARY:
13 books
1 graphic novels
33 picture books

Total Titles Read: 47


Books of the Month

Reading the Detectives:
A Man Lay Dead
Historical Romance Series Challenge
Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid
Never Miss a Chance
Never Wager Against Love
Seductive Secrets
2018 Reading Challenge
The Lightning Thief


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Blagica  | 12013 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?


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments APRIL SUMMARY:
15 books
3 graphic novels
42 picture books

Total Titles Read: 60


Books of the Month

Historical Romance Series Challenge
The Heiress Effect
Drop Everything & Read
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda


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Blagica  | 12013 comments April Showers bring May flowers I hope May brings lots of great reads and sunshine!


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments MAY SUMMARY:
11 books
0 graphic novels
29 picture books

Total Titles Read: 40


Books of the Month

Historical Romance Series Challenge
The Countess Conspiracy
Never Run From Love
Never Deny Your Heart
Never Turn Away


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments JUNE SUMMARY:
16 books
7 graphic novels
2 picture books

Total Titles Read: 25


Books of the Month

Addicted to YA
The Upside of Unrequited
Reading the Detectives
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments JULY SUMMARY:
40 books
3 graphic novels
21 picture books

Total Titles Read: 64


Books of the Month

Reading the Detectives
The Murder at Sissingham Hall
Look to the Lady
Historical Romance Series Challenge
The Suffragette Scandal
Talk Sweetly to Me
Twice a Rake
Saving Grace
Merely a Miss
The Viscount's Christmas Temptation
The Earl's Defiant Wallflower
The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress


message 22: by Lara (new)

Lara (lemh) | 102 comments AUGUST SUMMARY
30 books
21 graphic novels
9 picture books

Total Titles Read: 60

Books of the Month
none finished this month


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments SEPTEMBER SUMMARY
43 books
2 graphic novels
5 picture books

Total Titles Read: 50

Books of the Month
Historical Romance Series Challenge
The Major's Faux Fiancée
Reading the Detectives
Police at the Funeral


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments OCTOBER SUMMARY
48 books
1 graphic novels
5 picture books

Total Titles Read: 54

Books of the Month
Historical Romance Series Challenge
To Catch A Spinster
To Tame A Lady
To Wed The Widow
To Tempt The Saint
Sinful Confessions


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments NOVEMBER SUMMARY
59 books
4 graphic novels
31 picture books

Total Books Read: 94

Books of the Month
Historical Romance Series Challenge
Sinful Deeds
Catch Up Book Club (Everyone's Read This But Me)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Drop Everything and Read
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine


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Lara (lemh) | 102 comments DECEMBER SUMMARY
63 books
0 graphic novels
21 picture books

Total Books Read: 84

Books of the Month
Reading the Detectives
Sweet Danger
Goodreads Book Challenge
A Christmas Carol


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