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message 1: by Dawn Michelle (last edited Nov 27, 2018 04:58PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments My goal for this year is 150 200 225** 250*** 260****. Last year I wasn't even sure I could read 60!! But this coming year looks a lot like last year in regards to me being at home a lot, so I think that 150 is doable.

Happy Reading everyone!!!


** I have adjusted this to 225 as I have hit my initial [and second] goal.

*** I have adjusted this to 250 [!!] as I am getting ready to hit the current goal. I sure hope I can read 25 books in two months!!

**** I have adjusted this to 260 as I was several books away from the goal and I want to see just how far I can go this year!!


message 2: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7526 comments Mod
Good goal! Mine too! ;) You totally killed it this year! I started at 150 this year and managed to hit 175 today! :)


message 3: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Elyse wrote: "Good goal! Mine too! ;) You totally killed it this year! I started at 150 this year and managed to hit 175 today! :)"

YAY!!! I knew you could!!! Go YOU!!


message 4: by Misty (new)

Misty Mount | 106 comments Awesome goal!!! 👍🏻☺️❤️


message 5: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Misty wrote: "Awesome goal!!! 👍🏻☺️❤️"

Thank you Misty!!! ♥


message 6: by Shelby (new)

Shelby Suderman | 1692 comments You can do it!


message 7: by Dawn Michelle (last edited Nov 10, 2018 07:47PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 1. Encouragement for Today: Devotions for Everyday Living ~Lysa TerKeurst et al
January 1 - November 10, 2018**
Devotional
Read What You Own
5 Stars



DNF. Prayer, Praise, & Promise: A Daily Walk Through the Psalms ~Warren W. Wiersbe
January 1 - February 15, 2018 [DNF]***
Devotional
Read What You Own
Kindle
THIS was an amazing devotional, but it has no audiobook, so I must DNF this.




2. Buffalo West Wing [White House Chef Mystery #4] ~Julie Hyzy
January 1 - January 3, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 1, #1
Read What You Own
4 Stars



3. H is for Hawk ~Helen Macdonald
January 1 - January 8, 2018
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #6
Buddy Read: Joy Walsh
Hoopla Audiobook - Helen Macdonald, Narrator
Read What You Own
Kindle
5 [tear-filled] Stars




** This is a 100 Day Devotional that I am reading at night.
***This is a full year devotional that will conclude on December 31, 2018


message 8: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Shelby wrote: "You can do it!"

Thank you Shelby!!


message 9: by Joy (new)

Joy | 531 comments Ready, set, let's GO!


message 10: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:30PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 4. Of Grave Concern [Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery #1] ~ Max McCoy
January 3 - January 6, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 1, #4
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #7
Borrowed: Joy Walsh
4 Stars



message 11: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:31PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 5. The Raven Boys [The Raven Cycle #1] ~Maggie Stiefvater
January 5 - January 12, 2018
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #6
Read What You Own
Hoopla Audiobook: Will Patton, Narrator
Kindle
5 Stars



6. Bless Her Dead Little Heart [Southern Ladies Mystery #1] ~Miranda James
January 5 - January 12, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 3, #1
Book Club Read: FB Cozy Group
Read What You Own
2 Stars



message 12: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4073 comments Mod
Woohoo! You are off and running girl :)


message 13: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Andrea wrote: "Woohoo! You are off and running girl :)"

I feel "lost" when I don't have fifty seven hundred books going at once. LOL
The best so far is H is for Hawk; it is ripping me apart, but MAN is is a great read/listen. It is going to be a 5 star one for sure.
Thank you!! :-)


message 14: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:31PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 7. Death of a Policeman [Hamish Macbeth #29] ~M.C. Beaton
January 7 - January 11, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 1, #5
Read What You Own
4 Stars



8. The Girls in the Picture ~Melanie Benjamin
January 8 - January 14, 2018
NetGalley ARC
Read What You Own
Kindle
5 Stars



message 15: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4073 comments Mod
And...she is off and running!! ;)


message 16: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Andrea wrote: "And...she is off and running!! ;)"

It helps that I am reading some REALLY amazing books right now [except Bless Her Dead Little Heart which is just meh].


message 17: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments OH MY GOSH!!! The Raven Boys!!! WHAT a great book. WOW WOW WOW!!


message 18: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7526 comments Mod
Dawn Michelle wrote: "OH MY GOSH!!! The Raven Boys!!! WHAT a great book. WOW WOW WOW!!"

Yes!!


message 19: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Elyse wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "OH MY GOSH!!! The Raven Boys!!! WHAT a great book. WOW WOW WOW!!"

Yes!!"


OMGOSH I just want to dive in and read the ALL right now!!! So so so so good!!! I am going to tackle #2 in February and hopefully #3.


message 20: by Dawn Michelle (last edited Oct 10, 2018 09:15PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 9. The Mountain Between Us ~Charles Martin
January 10 - January 21, 2018
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #24
2018 Book Club Read: The Cool Book Club: Elena Jones
Read What You Own
Carnegie Audiobook: George Newbern, Narrator
2 Stars



10. Mistletoe Murder [Lucy Stone #1] ~Leslie Meier
January 12 - January 15, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 1, #7
Read What You Own
Kindle
1 Star



11. Woman at 1,000 Degrees: A Novel ~Hallgrimur Helgason [Brian FitzGibbon, Translator]
January 13 - January 24, 2018
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #23
Read Around the World: Iceland
NetGalley ARC
Read What You Own
Kindle
3 Stars



message 21: by Dawn Michelle (last edited Sep 26, 2018 07:15PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 12. The Bell Jar ~Sylvia Plath
January 14 - January 18, 2018
Book Club Read [Facebook Lit Group]
Buddy Read: Joy Walsh
Read What You Own
Audible - Maggie Gyllenhaal, Narrator
5 Stars



13. The Darling Dahlias and The Cucumber Tree [Darling Dahlias #1]
Susan Wittig Albert

January 14 - January 17, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 1, #9
Kindle/Carnegie
4 Stars



14. Magnus Chase and The God's of Asgard Book Three: The Ship of the Dead
Rick Riordan

January 15 - January 28, 2018
Buddy Read: Joy Walsh
Carnegie Audiobook - Michael Crouch, Narrator
5 Stars



message 22: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:33PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 15. When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
Patrisse Khan-Cullors and ashe bandele

January 17 - January 22, 2018
NetGalley ARC
Read What You Own
Kindle
5++ Stars



16. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets [Book 2] ~J.K. Rowling
January 18 - January 25, 2018
Carnegie Audiobook
Kindle Prime Reading
4 Stars



17. A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die [Local Foods Mystery #1] ~Edith Maxwell
January 22 - January 23, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 1, #10
Read What You Own
Kindle
2 Stars



18. Ghosts ~Raina Telgemeier
January 22, 2018 [ODR]
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #4
Read What You Own
5 Stars



19. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Erik Larson

January 23 - February 1, 2018
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #2
Read What You Own
Carnegie Audiobook: Scott Brick, Narrator
5 Stars



message 23: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4073 comments Mod
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

This book was so creepy but so good!! I really like Eric Larson's books! They are always so meaty.


message 24: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Andrea wrote: "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

This book was so creepy but so good!! I really like Eric Larson's books! They are always so meaty."


YES!!! Very meaty! I am not going to be able to blow through this book at all - so much info!!! I am loving it, creepy and all. The narrator though, leaves a lot to be desired. Meh.


message 25: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:33PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 20. The Cracked Spine [A Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1] ~Paige Shelton
January 24 - January 29, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 1, #8
Hoopla Audiobook: Carrington MacDuffie, Narrator
4 Stars



21. Sprinkle with Murder [Cupcake Bakery Murder #1] ~Jenn McKinlay
January 24 - January 27, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 2, #1
Read What You Own
4 Stars



message 26: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:33PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 22. The Taster ~V.S. Alexander
January 27 - January 29, 2018
NetGalley ARC
Read What You Own
Kindle
5++ Stars



message 27: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:33PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 23. Horse of a Different Killer [Call of the Wilde #3] ~Laura Morrigan
January 29 - February 3, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 1, #2
Read What You Own
4 Stars



message 28: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:34PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 24. The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost [Dr. Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural #1] Lucy Banks
January 29 - January 31, 2018
Read What You Own
Kindle
4 Stars



25. Nora Webster ~Colm Toibin
January 31 - February 8, 2018
Buddy Read: Joy Walsh
Carnegie/Kindle
Carnegie Audiobook: Fiona Shaw, Narrator
5++ Stars



message 29: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:35PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 26. Button Holed [Button Box #1] ~Kylie Logan
February 1 - February 4, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 1, #3
Read What You Own
2 Stars



27. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood [Persepolis #1] ~Marjane Satrapi
February 2, 2018 [ODR]
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #8
Read Around the World: Iran
Read What You Own
5++ Stars



28. Pride and Prejudice ~Jane Austen
February 2 - February 6, 2018
Read What You Own
Audible Channels: Celebrity Voices - Classic Stories: Rosamund Pike, Narrator
Kindle
4 Stars



message 30: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4073 comments Mod
28. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood [Persepolis #1] ~Marjane Satrapi
5++ Stars

I think I have this book!


message 31: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Andrea wrote: "28. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood [Persepolis #1] ~Marjane Satrapi
5++ Stars

I think I have this book!"


Andrea, it was amazing. I am not sure how to review it so I haven't tried yet and am waiting a couple days to let it sit and simmer in my thoughts. I will be buying part 2 ASAP. Amazing read.


message 32: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (stacieh) | 1749 comments Dawn Michelle wrote: "I am not sure how to review it so I haven't tried yet and am waiting a couple days to let it sit and simmer in my thoughts. ..."

Exactly! And the more it simmers, the more it unfolds, the bigger the impact gets. It gets inside you...


message 33: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Stacie wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "I am not sure how to review it so I haven't tried yet and am waiting a couple days to let it sit and simmer in my thoughts. ..."

Exactly! And the more it simmers, the more it..."


Yes!! Very much like "Reading Lolita in Tehran" was for me - I still think about that book years later. I expect that will be the case with Persepolis as well.


message 34: by Dawn Michelle (last edited Sep 26, 2018 10:51PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 29. Come Rain or Come Shine [Mitford #13] ~Jan Karon
February 3 - March 3, 2018 [ON HOLD]
September 25 - September 26, 2018***
Read What You Own
Kindle
5 tear-stained Stars



30. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
[Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation #1]
Vaseem Khan

February 4 - February 7, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 1, #6
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #21
Read What You Own
Carnegie Audiobook: Sartaj Garewal, Narrator
Kindle
5 ++ Stars



31. The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger [Dr. Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural #2]
Lucy Banks

February 4 - February 6, 2018
NetGalley ARC
Read What You Own
Kindle
4 Stars



***I had to stop this one due to my eye issue. Tried it with the audiobook and that was a big NO. So now I am reading bits and pieces of it every night on the Kindle app on my computer with the font just blown up huge and so far its working enough that I can get a couple chapters in.


message 35: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments O M GOSH! If you are looking for an amazing book with mystery and intrigue and the underworld of Mumbai, Inspector Chopra is IT!!! WHAT a very great read!!!!!!


message 36: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:35PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 32. The Silence of the Library [Cats in the Stacks #5] ~Miranda James
February 7 - February 10, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 2, #2
Read What You Own
Hoopla Audiobook: Erin Bennett, Narrator
3 Stars



33. The Ghost Bride ~Yangsze Choo
February 9 - February 13, 2018
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #10
Read Around the World: Malaysia
Read What You Own
Audible: Yangsze Choo, Narrator
Kindle
4 Stars



34. The Mountain of Light ~Indu Sundaresan
February 9 - February 14, 2018
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #5B
Read Around the World: India [2]
Hoopla Audiobook: Neil Shah, Narrator
Read What You Own
4 Stars



DNF. House of Sand and Fog ~Andre Dubus lll
February 9 - February 10, 2018 [DID NOT FINISH]
Read What You Own
Carnegie Audiobook: Andre Dubus lll, Narrator
***I gave this 100 pages and could go no further.



message 37: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7526 comments Mod
Dawn Michelle wrote: 34. The Ghost Bride ~Yangsze Choo
February 9 - CURRENTLY READING
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #10
Read Around the World: Malaysia
Read What You Own
Audible: Yangsze Choo, Narrator
Kindle..."


I bought this last year for a challenge and never read it. lol. I need to read it this year! Moving to my "to read soon" shelf!


message 38: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Elyse wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: 34. The Ghost Bride ~Yangsze Choo
February 9 - CURRENTLY READING
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #10
Read Around the World: Malaysia
Read What You Own
Audible: Yangsze Choo, Narrat..."


YAY!!! Joy has already read it and liked it. I am anxious to begin but am struggling with book hangover from Nora Webster.


message 39: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments A note about my current reading selections - I am having huge problems with my eyes right now. Reading has become not fun because of it. I am so grateful that I got over my funk about audiobooks and have embraced that way of "reading" because I am starting to rely on it WAY more. Due to the current issues, I am looking for audiobooks for all the books that I currently own IN PRINT. So if it says "read what you own", I own that book in print form of some kind and either the print is too small or my eyes are killing me and I just cannot deal. It looks like I am reading a ton of books but 10% of three audiobooks a day isn't really that bad. :-)


message 40: by Carol (new)

Carol (carol07) | 2667 comments Dawn Michelle wrote: "O M GOSH! If you are looking for an amazing book with mystery and intrigue and the underworld of Mumbai, Inspector Chopra is IT!!! WHAT a very great read!!!!!!"

I just finished it, too and liked it. If you like mysteries from India, then you may like The Case of the Missing Servant (Vish Puri, #1) by Tarquin Hall.

"The portly Vish Puri is India’s most accomplished detective, at least in his own estimation, and is also the hero of an irresistible new mystery series set in hot, dusty Delhi. Puri’s detective skills are old-fashioned in a Sherlock Holmesian way and a little out of sync with the tempo of the modern city, but Puri is clever and his methods work." ~Goodreads blurb

I think I liked this one a little better than inspector Chopra.


message 41: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Carol wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "O M GOSH! If you are looking for an amazing book with mystery and intrigue and the underworld of Mumbai, Inspector Chopra is IT!!! WHAT a very great read!!!!!!"

I just finish..."


OMGOSH he sounds like the Indian version of Hercule Poirot!! HOW hilarious!! I will absolutely check him out! Thank you!!


message 42: by Carol (new)

Carol (carol07) | 2667 comments Dawn Michelle wrote: "OMGOSH he sounds like the Indian version of Hercule Poirot!! HOW hilarious!! I will absolutely check him out! Thank you!! "

I never thought of him in that way but yes that sounds right... I think I need to bump up the next book on "To Read" list.

I think I might have another book you would like... A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder (Inspector Singh Investigates #1)

A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder (Inspector Singh Investigates #1)
by Shamini Flint . I really liked that one too.


message 43: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Carol wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "OMGOSH he sounds like the Indian version of Hercule Poirot!! HOW hilarious!! I will absolutely check him out! Thank you!! "

I never thought of him in that way but yes that so..."


I just saw something about this one somewhere; I am adding it because 2 recommendations cannot be wrong. :-)
Thank you!


message 44: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:36PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 35. Ghostly Paws [Mystic Notch #1] ~Leighann Dobbs
February 11 - February 12, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 2, #4
Read What You Own
Audible: Elisabeth Rodgers, Narrator
Kindle
4 Stars



36. Death of a Liar [Hamish Macbeth #30] ~M.C. Beaton
February 11, 2018 [ODR]
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 2, #5
Read What You Own
Carnegie Audiobook: Graeme Malcolm, Narrator
4 Stars



37. The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown
[Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation #2]
Vaseem Khan

February 14 - February 17, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 2, #6
Read What You Own
Audible: Sartaj Garewal, Narrator
Kindle/Carnegie***
5 FABULOUS Stars



38. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie ~ Ayana Mathis
February 13 - February 14, 2018
Oprah's Book Club Pick
Carnegie Audiobook: Featuring as narrators:
*Adenrele Ojo
*Adam Lazarre-White
*Bahni Turpin
Kindle/Carnegie
3 Stars


*** I own this book on Audible, but do not have it on the kindle. I had to get it from the library because TRUST ME, there are moments when you will be listening and going "WHAT did he just say [Like what he said " I put on my "kaar-key uniform". I had to look that on up to realize he was saying Khaki]?? But I am counting this as read what you own because I have it on audible.


message 45: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Elyse wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: 34. The Ghost Bride ~Yangsze Choo
February 9 - CURRENTLY READING
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #10
Read Around the World: Malaysia
Read What You Own
Audible: Yangsze Choo, Narrat..."


THIS is lovely Elyse; I think you will really enjoy it.


message 46: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7526 comments Mod
"Dawn Michelle wrote: THIS is lovely Elyse; I think you will really enjoy it..."

Great! Hope I get to read it soon! lol


message 47: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:36PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 39. One Crazy Summer [Gaither Sisters #1] ~Rita Williams-Garcia
February 13 - February 14, 2018
Newberry Honor Book: 2011
Read What You Own
Carnegie Audiobook: Sisi Aisha Johnson, Narrator
Kindle
5 Stars



message 48: by Dawn Michelle (last edited May 02, 2018 09:37PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments 40. The Path of the Crooked [Hope Street Church #1] ~Ellery Adams
February 15 - February 16, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 2, #19
Read What You Own
Hoopla Audiobook: Cris Dukehart, Narrator
Kindle
4 Stars



41. The Light Between Oceans: A Novel ~M.L. Steadman
February 15 - February 26, 2018
Read What You Own
Carnegie Audiobook: Noah Taylor, Narrator
4 Stars



42. A Death in the Family - James Agee
February 16 - February 20,2018
2018 Read Harder Challenge: #1B
Read What You Own
Pulitzer Prize: 1958
Hoopla Audiobook: Lloyd James, Narrator
2 Stars for Story/5 Stars for Writing = 3 Stars



43. The Kitchen House ~Kathleen Grissom
February 18 - February 25, 2018
Read What You Own
Carnegie Audiobook: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin, Narrators
5 Stars



44. A Fatal Winter [Max Tudor #2] ~G.M. Malliet
February 17 - February 21, 2018
2018 Cruisin' Through The Cozies Challenge: Level 3, #5A
Read What You Own
Hoopla Audiobook: Michael Page, Narrator
3 Stars



message 49: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4073 comments Mod
I am in awe!!


message 50: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2662 comments Andrea wrote: "I am in awe!!"

Thank you Andrea!!!!


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