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message 1: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments I am setting my goal for 50 books this year.

I have been working my way through the works of Edith Wharton and I am continuing to do that in 2018. I have become quite obsessed with her endings.

I also want to read Fyodor Dostoyevsky this year.


message 2: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments 1. Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles 1/5/18

I just love the feeling of finishing the first book of the year.


message 3: by Susy (last edited Jan 05, 2018 03:21PM) (new)

Susy (susysstories) | 440 comments Roseanne wrote: "....

I just love the feeling of finishing the first book of the year."


I know!!! Felt great!

Wishing you the best of luck with your goal Roseanne & a very happy New (reading) Year!!


message 4: by Roseanne (last edited Jan 17, 2018 05:53AM) (new)


message 5: by Roseanne (last edited Feb 01, 2018 08:21AM) (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments 5. The Yamas Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice 2/1/18

This was a reread for me.


message 6: by Roseanne (last edited Feb 03, 2018 09:32AM) (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments 6. Fifty Shades Freed

Another reread for me. You know you have a problem when you are rereading because you are planning to go to a movie and you need to be able to tear it apart properly.


message 8: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3933 comments Mod
It looks like you are right on track with your challenge. Hope you enjoy the rest of the books you are planning to read.


message 9: by Roseanne (last edited Feb 23, 2018 05:19AM) (new)


message 10: by Roseanne (last edited Feb 24, 2018 03:08PM) (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments 11. One with You 2/24/18

It was ok but Ugh! This is the reason I have a love/hate relationship with all series. The last book falls short of the rest of the series. I loved the other books. I went back and looked I gave 4 or 5 stars to every other book in the series and this one I gave 3. At this point I am invested in the series. I want to know how it ends but why does there always need to be that last book that makes me feel like they are milking the story?


message 11: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3933 comments Mod
Do you think that the author was just tired of the series? Or maybe they just didn't care.
I like it when the last book in the series is the best one.


message 12: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments It was definitely not the best in the series. Maybe the author is tired of the story.


message 13: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments 12. The Widow 3/4/18

It was good. Not something I would typically read but written really well.


message 14: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments 13. The Desire Map 3/14/18
14. The End of Oz 3/15/18


message 15: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments 15. Small Great Things 4/12/18
16. Holes 4/18/18
17. Still Me 4/25/18


message 18: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3933 comments Mod
I thought that Isaac's Storm was a very interesting and informative book. I have read two of his other books, but this is my favourite.


message 19: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments Rosemarie wrote: "I thought that Isaac's Storm was a very interesting and informative book. I have read two of his other books, but this is my favourite."

Which ones? I read Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania and The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America.


message 20: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3933 comments Mod
I read In the Garden of the Beasts and The Devil in the White City.


message 21: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments I liked Devil in the White City the best.

I am torn about Isaac's Storm. I thought the first half of the book was a little slow but the second half of the book I just couldn't put it down. I do love the author and want to read more.


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message 25: by Roseanne (last edited Sep 04, 2018 10:51AM) (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments 34. Night 7/26/18

I am pausing here to say WOW. What a powerful book. So well written. I don't remember the last time a book moved me so much.


message 27: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3933 comments Mod
Roseanne wrote: "34. Night 7/26/18

I am pausing here to say WOW. What a powerful book. So well written. I don't remember the last time a book moved me so much."


That is what non-readers miss out on-a powerful experience caused by a memorable book.
They really don't know what they're missing.


message 29: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments 48. Wuthering Heights 12/13/18

17 days and 2 books to go! I didn't get to Dostoyevsky though. I may need some peer pressure/buddy read like we had with War and Peace in 2015. That really was the best buddy read ever!


message 30: by Sonia (new)

Sonia | 437 comments I would be up for some Dostoyevsky in 2019. Crime and Punishment has been on our shelves since 2007 and I still haven't read it.


message 31: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments Oh wow that would be great!


message 32: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments 49. Matchmaking for Beginners 12/16/18

Two weeks and one book to go!


message 33: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3933 comments Mod
Great progress! You are almost there.


message 35: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3933 comments Mod
You did it!


message 36: by Roseanne (new)

Roseanne | 1224 comments And just in time:)


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