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message 1: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments My 2017 goal was 50 and I read 56. I finished Pachinko at 12:15 am on Jan 1. With one done at the very start of the year, I decided to bump up my 2018 goal to 51.


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Anne wrote: "My 2017 goal was 50 and I read 56. I finished Pachinko at 12:15 am on Jan 1. With one done at the very start of the year, I decided to bump up my 2018 goal to 51."

Wishing you the best of luck with your goal Anne & a very happy reading/New Year!!


message 3: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments Wishing you the best of luck with your goal this year.


message 4: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments January 31 update: 6 finished, 1 in progress
1.) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (so good!)
2.) Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
3.) Ms Marvel Vol 8: Mecca by G. Willow Wilson
4.) Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (another good one!)
5.) The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd
6.) The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
7.) United as One by Pittacus Lore (about 80% done)


message 5: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments Awesome job so far!


message 6: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Thanks, Blagica!


message 7: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments you are so very welcome


message 8: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Wow, you're a roll Anne! Looks like 51 will be a piece of cake for you!


message 9: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments February 28 update: 11 done, 1 in progress
7.) United as One by Pittacus Lore
8.) One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson
9.) The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
10.) White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
11.) Bernie Sanders' Guide to Political Revolution by Bernie Sanders
12.) The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey (about 15% done)

It's hard for me to pick a favorite this month; all were fantastic reads!


message 10: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Anne wrote: "It's hard for me to pick a favorite this month; all were fantastic reads! "

Nice! Hope March will be as awesome!


message 11: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments You are doing great! Hoping March is a smashing success for you.


message 12: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments April 4 update:
12.) The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
13.) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
14.) How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
15.) Still Me by Jojo Moyes
16.) Astrophyics for People in a Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson
17.) Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (about 70% done)

Another month of great books. I especially enjoyed The Boy on the Bridge and Still Me and am loving Cloud Atlas.


message 13: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 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?


message 14: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments I love the idea that a book is a dream that you hold in your hand! The Boy on the Bridge is my stand out so far.


message 15: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments I am so glad!


message 16: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update on April 30:
17.) Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
18.) The Perfect Resume: Resumes That Work in the New Economy by Dan Quillen
19.) Moms for Hire: 8 Steps to Kickstart Your Next Career by Deborah Jelin Newmyer
20) The Job-Search Navigator: Secrets of a Reluctant Career Expert by Matt Durfee
21.) Hetalia: Axis World Powers, Vol 1 by Hidekaz Himaruya
22.) Real Artists Have Day Jobs by Sara Benincasa
23.) Richard III by William Shakespeare
24.) Barmy in Wonderland by P. G. Wodehouse
25.) I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon (in progress, 30% done)


message 17: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments You are doing great! I hope May is a fantastic month filled with books and sunshine!


message 18: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Thanks, Blagica!


message 19: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments =)


message 20: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update on June 4:
25.) I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
26.) The Song of Achilles by Meredith Miller
27.) Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi
28.) Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
29.) Way Station by Clifford D. Simak (in progress, 10% done)


message 21: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update on July 2:
29.) Way Station by Clifford D. Simak
30.) Circe by Madeline Miller
31.) Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
32.) Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir
33.) Artemis by Andy Weir
34.) The City and the City by China Mieville (in progress, 15% done)

Another month, more fabulous books. I especially enjoyed Circe, Black Swan Green, and Jane Seymour.


message 22: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments Hoping July is full of page turning and falling in love with a new book!


message 23: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Thanks, Blagica!


message 24: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update on Aug 6:
34.) The City and the City by China Mieville
35.) The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen by Hope Nicholson
36.) Queen Victoria's Matchmaking by Deborah Cadbury
37.) The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
38.) Just a Geek: Unflinchingly Honest Tales of the Search for Life, Love, and Fulfillment Beyond the Starship Enterprise by Wil Wheaton
39.) Ms Marvel volume 9: Teenage Wasteland by G. Willow Wilson and Nico Leon
40.) The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville (in progress, about 15% done)

Another great month of reading! I especially enjoyed "The City and the City," "Queen Victoria's Matchmaking," and "Just a Geek."


message 25: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update on Sept 8:
40.) The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville
41.) Generation One by Pittacus Lore
42.) Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick
43.) The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (in progress, 40% done)
44.) The Great Passage by Shion Miura (in progress, 10% done)

It feels like it's been a slower reading month. But I enjoyed Generation One and am enjoying both The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and The Great Passage.


message 26: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update on Oct 1:
43.) The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
44.) The Great Passage by Shion Miura
45.) The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson (in progress, 40% done)
46.) The Circle of Ceridwen by Olivia Randolph (in progress, 10% done)

It's been another slower reading month but both of the books I have in progress are wonderful!


message 27: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update on October 29:
45.) The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
46.) The Circle of Ceridwen by Olivia Randolph
47.) Zodiac Starforce Volume 1: By the Power of Astra by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau
48.) Civil War X-Men: A Marvel Comics Event by David Hines
49.) America Volume 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez by Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones
50.) The Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun #1 by Izumi Tsubaki

Two long novels balanced nicely with four shorter graphic novels. And I can't believe I have almost reached my goal! The library books sitting on my shelf will put me past my goal!


message 28: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update on December 3:
51.) My Hero Academia vol 1. by Kohei Horikoshi
52.) Ceridwen of Kilton by Octavia Randolph
53.) The Hike by Drew Magary
54.) The Claiming by Octavia Randolph
55.) Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami (in progress, about 20%)
56.) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (in progress, about 5%)

Octavia Randolph's Circle of Ceridwen Saga is fabulous! And I am looking forward to reading more of Killing Commendatore and Sapiens.


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