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message 1: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47149 comments What are you reading, and why are you reading it? Don't be shy!


message 2: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 12930 comments Oh yay! New 2018 thread! I'm going to start the new year off with Little Fires Everywhere.


message 3: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47149 comments I'm going to start off the year with First Snow, Last Light. It's for my real life book club meeting on January 9th. I can also use it in the Zodiac challenge for Crab. I'm so excited about starting the challenge.


Saar The Book owl | 1638 comments I'm not sure what to read for the book group. They're both interesting books.

For the monthly challenge, I'll read:
Dragon Teeth

I still need to complete these books for other BR's:
Black Powder War
Dragons of Autumn Twilight
A Game of Thrones

And then read the books that I haven't had the time to read for BR's:
The Lies of Locke Lamora
The Bear and the Nightingale

And I'm also reading:
Behind Her Eyes


message 5: by Cherie (last edited Jan 08, 2018 11:38AM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19580 comments I just finished the audiobook that I had started before Christmas, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption. What an amazing story and my first 5 star read of 2018. I am starting The Dry by Jane Harper for my Aussie 2018 Author's Challenge and my alternate Group Read for Best Sellers.


message 6: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments I'm starting off the new year with Kushiel's Dart which is for a buddy read.


message 7: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18116 comments I am starting 2018 with Dune and The Little Friend. Two chunky books. One's a library book so I need to prioritise that one.


message 8: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14592 comments I'm going to start with Oathbringer. Not sure of it will be today though, I'm a bit tired.


message 9: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9164 comments I am starting the year with The Child Finder


message 10: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16703 comments Peggy wrote: "I'm going to start with Oathbringer. Not sure of it will be today though, I'm a bit tired."

New Years is never a good day to start a big book.


message 12: by Judy (new)

Judy I started listening to The September Society and am reading Fairest of Them All


message 13: by Mariab (new)

Mariab | 3059 comments I'll be beginning the year-Ch with The Final Empire


message 14: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47149 comments I finished The Prince of Tides. It's great to start off the year with a 5 star read. Mind you, most of it was read at the end of 2017. I hope there are lots more 5 stars coming up.

I'll start The Colony tomorrow for the Zodiac challenge.


message 15: by Cherie (last edited Jan 02, 2018 12:11PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19580 comments I started listening to The Atlantis Plague this morning and I am going to read the first chapter of March - both for my Zodiac Challenge. Then I will go back to The Dry for the rest of the evening.


message 16: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18116 comments Mariab wrote: "I'll be beginning the year-Ch with The Final Empire"

Ooh. Enjoy.


message 17: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 1805 comments I'm reading 12th of Never. I originally picked this up since its part of a series I'm reading, but it just so happens to have a rose on the cover so I'll be using it for Cancer - Stone category for the yearly challenge. Two birds one stone, love when that happens!


message 18: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments I am starting The Lost Village because I'm in the mood for a creepy read.


message 19: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19580 comments I finished reading The Dry this morning before I went to work. It was easy to understand why this was a run away best seller release last year. The story, set in a small town in Australia is a crime/mystery/thriller involving a present day murder/suicide and a 20 year old drowning of a 16 yo girl. The MC is a policeman from Melbourne who had grown up in the small town.


message 20: by Mariab (new)

Mariab | 3059 comments Sarah wrote: "Mariab wrote: "I'll be beginning the year-Ch with The Final Empire"

Ooh. Enjoy."


I am!!!!


message 21: by Lilisa (new)

Lilisa | 2382 comments I'm reading Sightseeing - short stories set in Thailand. I enjoyed the first one - there's a pig named Clint Eastwood - lol!


message 22: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 12930 comments Too funny, Lilisa!


message 23: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9164 comments I finished The Child Finder and rated it 4 stars. By page 115 I had a theory of what had happened, and I was pretty much right except for some details. Still the mystery was good enough. What really hooked me was how well developed was the complexity of child abuse. It was also my first book for the ZZ challenge.

I am starting now Into the Water for the monthly read and also second book in the ZZ challenge.


message 24: by Lilisa (new)

Lilisa | 2382 comments Kristie wrote: "Too funny, Lilisa!"

Yeah, a pet pig at that - he was rather cute and trotted around like a dog!


message 25: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16703 comments I would love a pet pig. They are apparently incredibly similar to dogs.


message 26: by Aditi (new)

Aditi | 13 comments I finished "Anna and the French Kiss" in one day and am now reading "Cinder"...


message 27: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18116 comments Aditi_100 wrote: "I finished "Anna and the French Kiss" in one day and am now reading "Cinder"..."

Welcome to the group Aditi. It would be great if you could link the books so that we can they go check them out if we like the sound of them. Feel free to head on over to the introductions thread to introduce yourself properly so our members can welcome you warmly.


message 28: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16703 comments Welcome to YLTO Aditi_100!


message 29: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47149 comments Welcome Aditi_100.


message 30: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47149 comments Everyone seems to have gotten off to a great start this month. I was a bit sluggish with my reading in December, and it seemed like it was that way for others. It's only 4 days in, and people are finishing books like crazy. You'd think a toppler was on.


message 31: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14592 comments I feel the same Janice! I see people who have finished 2 or 3 books already! I'm still at least a week away from finishing my first book, but even if I hadn't picked a chunkster to start with I would still have not finished one.


message 32: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Peggy wrote: "I feel the same Janice! I see people who have finished 2 or 3 books already! I'm still at least a week away from finishing my first book, but even if I hadn't picked a chunkster to start with I wou..."

I'm in the same boat, Peggy. I have got two books on the go, one is 900 pages long, the other is around 400. I am nowhere near to finishing either of them, although I'm hoping to possibly finish the shorter one by the end of the week or early next week if I get some decent reading time at the weekend.


message 33: by Margo (new)

Margo | 9383 comments I've put Oathbringer on the back burner for a while. I'm still reading Commonwealth on my kindle, had a few interruptions! It seems OK but I'm just not getting into it.

I started Into the Water this morning and am finding it very confusing.

3 books on the go and not loving any of them - I think it must be me :-(


message 34: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18116 comments I have two on the go, both over 600 pages but i'm enjoying them. I wouldn't worry about not having a book done yet. Just enjoy them. That's my philosophy for this year.


message 35: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14592 comments That's the perfect philosophy Sarah! I don't mind much now, but I'm sure I'll start to feel behind in a few days when the GR trackers tells me I'm X books behind my schedule.

Margo, a reading slump maybe? I've got 165 pages of Oathbringer done. It's not as fast-paced as the other books but I'm really enjoying it.


message 36: by Margo (new)

Margo | 9383 comments I actually do have one finished - The Roanoke Girls. It was my book club book which I forgot about til the last minute. Guess what - I didn't think much of it lol

I think Peggy is right :-)


message 37: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9164 comments As I already said (but don't remember in which thread) I didn't set a GR goal. I have my own goal of reading 15,000 pages this year.


message 38: by Margo (new)

Margo | 9383 comments How do you count the words you've read Sandra?


message 39: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 12930 comments Sandra, the GR challenge also tracks your pages if you add the correct book. How are you tracking? Manually?


message 40: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9164 comments I control the pages (not words) I read in my Stats. In "My Books", after the list of shelves you find the Stats, of pages or/and books you have read each year


message 41: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 12930 comments Oh! I wasn’t thinking of stats. Completely forgot about them for a minute.


message 42: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9164 comments That's the one. :)


message 43: by Mariab (new)

Mariab | 3059 comments Lisa wrote: "Peggy wrote: "I'm in the same boat, Peggy. I have got two books on the go, one is 900 pages long, the other is around 400..."
I would say, 1300 p. is really to much for 4 days!!!


message 44: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19580 comments Sandra wrote: "I control the pages (not words) I read in my Stats. In "My Books", after the list of shelves you find the Stats, of pages or/and books you have read each year"

Margo - If you listen to audio books, you have to link an issue with actual page numbers to get an accurate page count in the stats. I used to do it, but it looked funny when I said I really liked the narrator in the book reviews for a hardback or paperback copy. I try to link what I actually read or listened to now, if I can. So - my page count is not accurate. I decided that I really did not care any more. If you track your page count manually, a 10 hour audio book will usually be equal to about 300 pages.

I know that you did not like it much, but for example, The Atlantis Gene audio book is 15 hrs, 44 minutes. The hardback is 452 pages and the Kindle ebook is 449 pages.
15 hrs x 30 pages = 450 pages.


message 45: by Aditi (new)

Aditi | 13 comments Thanks Sarah... and here's the link
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...


message 47: by Peggy, Moderator (last edited Jan 05, 2018 01:45AM) (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14592 comments Aditi, if you type your message in the textbox, on the top right it says 'add book/author'. If you click on it, you can enter the book name and it will appear in a link like this: Anna and the French Kiss.

This only works on the regular website though, not if you're using the app.


message 48: by Margo (new)

Margo | 9383 comments Cherie wrote: "Sandra wrote: "I control the pages (not words) I read in my Stats. In "My Books", after the list of shelves you find the Stats, of pages or/and books you have read each year"

Margo - If you listen..."


Thanks Cherie. Like you i don't really care about about page or word counts, it was just curiosity.
My hubby recommended The Atlantis Gene to me. The concept was good but it had to much action in it for my taste. I picked up The Atlantis Code for 99p on kindle for the challenge. It sounds like a take off of Dan Brown! It's hard to find books with Atlantis in the title that are not "adventure" stories. I will post the last bit on the appropriate thead, it was just that the book name triggered the thought ;-)


message 49: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19580 comments I finished The Atlantis Plague and gave it my 5 stars. This is a second book of a sci-fi trilogy.

I am about half way through March. This is Geraldine Brooks's version of the father in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. I think I like GB's writing better than I like him, but he is growing on me.

I started The Postman for the monthly challenge. I just barely started and already like it. I have never read David Brin. I only saw one scene from the movie that Kevin Costner starred in 21 years ago, but it is definitely his voice I hear in my head as I am reading.

I have three other library books waiting for me to read, but I cannot decide IF I want to read any of them. Somehow, I managed to order three books for the same Zodiac Challeng task.


message 50: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 12930 comments I went to the library today to pick up my hold of Batman: Nightwalker and as I pulled up the lights went out. I completely forgot that they close early on Fridays. So disappointing. I guess I'll be starting that one tomorrow night instead.

I'm still listening to Little Fires Everywhere for the group read too.


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