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message 1: by Joy (last edited Jan 28, 2018 09:48AM) (new)

Joy | 531 comments In 2017 I only listed print books in this folder, and my goal was to read two per month. I had some good months early on, then a couple bad months, but I ended up over my goal of 24.

In 2018, I’m going to list finished print, Kindle, and audible books that I owned before 1/1/18 here, so that should help. Also, Dawn Michelle and I are planning to buy almost no new books this year. We are allowing one a month at our book club outing and any that we need for Book clubs we’re in or for my job. When used book sale season comes around, you will hear us crying, but our current stash should get lots of love.

I’m going to set my goal for this year at 40.


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Joy | 531 comments 1. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
Format: Kindle doc (from NetGalley)


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Joy | 531 comments 2. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 4. The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
Format: Kindle doc (from NetGalley)


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Joy | 531 comments 6. Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad by Krystal A. Sital
Format: Kindle doc (from NetGalley)


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Joy | 531 comments 7. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
Format: Audio (from Hoopla) and hardback


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Joy | 531 comments 8. Take the Monkey and Run by Laura Morrigan
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 10. Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 11. Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Format: Paperback and audio (from Hoopla)


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Joy | 531 comments 12. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan
Format: Paperback and audio (from Overdrive)


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Joy | 531 comments 13. Knot What It Seams by Elizabeth Spann Craig
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 14. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Format: Hardback


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Joy | 531 comments 15. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Format: Hardback and audio (from Overdrive)


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Joy | 531 comments 16. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Format: hardback


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Joy | 531 comments 17. Quilt Trip by Elizabeth Spann Craig
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 19. The Spirit is Willing by Max McCoy
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 20. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 21. The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 22. Happy Dreams by Jia Pingwa
Format: Kindle


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Joy | 531 comments 24. Paradise of the Blind by Dương Thu Hương
Format: Paperback


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Joy wrote: "23. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Format: Paperback"


Was this your first book in the series? It is really cute :)


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Joy | 531 comments It is my first. I’ve had it in a bag from a used book sale for two years and finally, thanks to the read-your-shelves challenge, got around to reading it. I’ll definitely be reading more in the series. I love the main character and the setting.


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I have read two books in the series but I would like to finish it. Your post inspired me to check my library and it looks like the whole series is available! I'm going to start downloading them one at a time. I also own a few :)

It was a series on Netflix I think. I started watching it and then forgot about it. The series was very well done and made me like the book even more!


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Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7447 comments Mod
Joy wrote: "It is my first. I’ve had it in a bag from a used book sale for two years and finally, thanks to the read-your-shelves challenge, got around to reading it. I’ll definitely be reading more in the ser..."

I've had the first one for a year, picked it up at a library book sale last summer!


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Joy | 531 comments That’s too funny, Elyse. People must be sharing them at used book sales a lot.


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Joy | 531 comments 26. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Format: Hardback


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Joy | 531 comments 27. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 29. Jerry of the Islands by Jack London
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 30. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Format: Paperback


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Joy wrote: "27. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Format: Paperback"


I remember loving this book even though I read it ages ago.


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Joy | 531 comments 31. A Red Herring Without Mustard
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 32. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Format: Paperback


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Joy | 531 comments 35. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Format: Paperback


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Andrea | 4070 comments Mod
We are neck and neck my friend! I'm just 2 books behind you :)


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Joy | 531 comments Go, us!


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Joy wrote: "37. Life in the Iron Mills by Rebecca Harding Davis
Format: e-book"


I so remember reading this in either high school or college :)


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Joy | 531 comments Andrea, it’s for the college American Lit class I teach.


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Joy | 531 comments 38. Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews
Format: Paperback


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Joy wrote: "Andrea, it’s for the college American Lit class I teach."

I didn't know you teach Joy!


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