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message 1: by Eden (last edited Feb 01, 2018 07:16AM) (new)

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Last month we reported only a few books! The holidays were a crazy time for everyone, but now we can really focus on our 2018 Challenges!!! Let's see how many we can read this month!!

Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2) by Libba Bray Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1) by Nora Roberts Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard The Spy by Paulo Coelho Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) by Victoria Aveyard The Broken Ones by Sarah A. Denzil A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin The Road by Cormac McCarthy Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad, #1) by Scott Reintgen The Whispering Hollows by Lisa Unger Fairest of All A Tale of the Wicked Queen by Serena Valentino King's Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard The Beast Within A Tale of Beauty's Prince by Serena Valentino Cape Refuge (Cape Refuge, #1) by Terri Blackstock Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton Poor Unfortunate Soul A Tale of the Sea Witch by Serena Valentino Breaking Free How I Escaped My Father-Warren Jeffs-Polygamy, and the FLDS Cult by Rachel Jeffs Southern Storm (Cape Refuge, #2) by Terri Blackstock Faithful by Alice Hoffman A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas The Fugitive (Lorien Legacies The Lost Files, #10) by Pittacus Lore The Navigator (Lorien Legacies The Lost Files #11) by Pittacus Lore The Guard (Lorien Legacies The Lost Files #12) by Pittacus Lore How to Be a Werewolf The Claws-On Guide for the Modern Lycanthrope by Serena Valentino Mistress of All Evil A Tale of the Dark Fairy by Serena Valentino Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas x2 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1) by Rachel Caine Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2) by Rachel Caine Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling x2 The Fate of Ten (Lorien Legacies, #6) by Pittacus Lore The Acid House by Irvine Welsh A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2) by V.E. Schwab A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V.E. Schwab A Brief History of Tea by Roy Moxham Mayflower A History From Beginning to End by Hourly History Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1) by John Marsden The Dead of Night (Tomorrow, #2) by John Marsden Darkness, Be My Friend by John Marsden Third Day, the Frost, The by John Marsden Burning for Revenge by John Marsden The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis The Scroungers--Plight of the Hidden by Max B. Hundkopf River's Edge (Cape Refuge Series, #3) by Terri Blackstock Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter


Memphistigergal | 166 comments I am still here! December was so crazy at work, I just never found time to update. So far, its been a Nora Roberts year. I have read Year one and Stars of Fortune. Stars is an older book and I have the whole trilogy. Will be diving into the 2nd book soon. Year one is darker than her others. I cant wait until the next one comes out....


message 3: by Eden (last edited Jan 11, 2018 05:31PM) (new)

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Memphistigergal wrote: "I am still here! December was so crazy at work, I just never found time to update. So far, its been a Nora Roberts year. I have read Year one and Stars of Fortune. Stars is an older book and I have..."

December was crazy for me too! I totally understand!
I really enjoy Nora Roberts. It's been a long time since I've ready any of her work though! I'll add those to our list :)


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Michelle Garrette (bendystitchy) | 34 comments Just finished The Spy by Paulo Coelho. I looooove Paulo Coelho. But how disappointing was this book? I gave it 2 Stars.


message 7: by Teresa (last edited Jan 29, 2018 03:25PM) (new)


message 8: by Eden (new)

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Michelle wrote: "Just finished The Spy by Paulo Coelho. I looooove Paulo Coelho. But how disappointing was this book? I gave it 2 Stars."

I HATE it when my favorite authors have books that disappoint. Its almost sad, because you expect so much and it's a let down :(

And I haven't heard of Paulo Coelho, so I'm going to go look at some of his books!


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Teresa wrote: "Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard and The Broken Ones by Sarah A. Denzil"

How are you enjoying the Red Queen series so far?! It's been on my TBR forever. I need to pick them up!


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Teresa (sweettreads) | 84 comments Eden wrote: "Teresa wrote: "Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard and The Broken Ones by Sarah A. Denzil"

How are you enjoying the Red Queen series ..."



I like it! Not the best series I've ever read, but definitely interesting and different from other books of the same genre. I would say it's very much worth a read! A few twists and turns really keep you guessing.


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Michelle Garrette (bendystitchy) | 34 comments Eden wrote: "Michelle wrote: "Just finished The Spy by Paulo Coelho. I looooove Paulo Coelho. But how disappointing was this book? I gave it 2 Stars."

I HATE it when my favorite authors have books that disappo..."



He wrote The Alchemist, which is one of my all time faves! Definitely start with that one.


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Michelle Garrette (bendystitchy) | 34 comments Okay! a few more for January:

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin, 4 stars

The Road by Cormac McCarthy, 3 stars

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, 5 STARS!!


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Michelle wrote: "Okay! a few more for January:

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin, 4 stars

The Road by Cormac McCarthy, 3 stars

Nyxia b..."


Got 'em all added!!

I'm happy to hear that about Nyxia. That's another one that I've been kinda looking at reading for forever.


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Teresa wrote: "I have been on a roll this month! In reading order:

The Whispering Hollows by Lisa Unger

Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by [author:Serena..."


WHOA!!!! You go girl!!!!


message 16: by Teresa (last edited Jan 29, 2018 03:21PM) (new)

Teresa (sweettreads) | 84 comments just finished another one :)

Southern Storm by Terri Blackstock 4 stars


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Michelle Garrette (bendystitchy) | 34 comments Eden wrote: "Michelle wrote: "Okay! a few more for January:

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin, 4 stars

The Road by Cormac McCarthy, 3 stars

[book:..."


Oh yeah! I DEFINITELY recommend Nyxia! I just want the next one to come out!


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Michelle Garrette (bendystitchy) | 34 comments Teresa wrote: "I have been on a roll this month! In reading order:

The Whispering Hollows by Lisa Unger

Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by [author:Serena..."


OMG woman! This is amazing!


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Teresa (sweettreads) | 84 comments Michelle wrote: "Teresa wrote: "I have been on a roll this month! In reading order:

The Whispering Hollows by Lisa Unger

Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by..."


Thanks! I was in a nasty car accident last month that hurt my back so I've had a lot of down time. But I can't complain because it's allowed me to catchup up on some reeding! :)


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Michelle Garrette (bendystitchy) | 34 comments Teresa wrote: "Michelle wrote: "Teresa wrote: "I have been on a roll this month! In reading order:

The Whispering Hollows by Lisa Unger

[book:Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked ..."


I mean, you could still complain... I hope you feel better and heal up soon!! <3


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Michelle | 5 comments My reading is still slow as molasses but I finally finished A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. Sooooooo good.


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Michelle Garrette (bendystitchy) | 34 comments Just finished Faithful by Alice Hoffman yesterday. I’m giving out 5 starts like CANDY lately.


message 23: by Eden (new)

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Michelle wrote: "My reading is still slow as molasses but I finally finished A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. Sooooooo good."

I really need to read that series!! I've heard the best things about it!!


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I just finished The Fugitive on audiobook! I can't remember how many stars I gave it.

It is a sort of filler between the main books of the Lorien Legacies series. Or the I Am Number Four series if that is more familiar for you.

It's a REALLY underrated series in my opinion!


message 25: by Eden (new)

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And I JUST finished listening to The Navigator by Pittacus Lore. Another filler! It was alright. Not as good as the others have been.


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Michelle Garrette (bendystitchy) | 34 comments Eden wrote: "I just finished The Fugitive on audiobook! I can't remember how many stars I gave it.

It is a sort of filler between the main books of the Lorien Legacies series. Or the I Am Number Four series i..."


Sounds like a solid series recommendation to me!


message 27: by Eden (new)

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Aaaand finally, The Guard by Pittacus Lore. They are super short audiobooks. Haha


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I finished listening to The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore. It is the 6th book in the Lorien Legacies series and it has been the best yet! I gave it 5 stars!


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Jessie Marie (jessiemreads) It's been a stellar month for reading for me. Not a lot compared to many or most, but loads more than I usually read!

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult ★★★ .5

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey ★★ .5

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen ★★★★

Across the Universe by Beth Revis ★★ .5
This was the most surprising because this was a reread, but the male narrator was awful, and it had a lot of other plot holes and problems I saw right through this time around.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis


message 33: by Eden (new)

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Jessie Marie wrote: "It's been a stellar month for reading for me. Not a lot compared to many or most, but loads more than I usually read!

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult ★★★ .5

[book:..."


I've been wanting to read The Storyteller and Across the Universe.
What would you say you didn't like about Across the Universe?

I'm always nervous to read scifi/romance because sometimes its just awful and stereotypical. There are a few out there that are wonderful, but I've found that they are few and far between.


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Dana wrote: "Beween a heat wave making it too hot to stitch and two stray kitten adoptiong me taking up my time, I became a slight over acheiver this month...

Throne of Glass by [author:Sarah J...."


WOW!!!! You were on the ball this month Dana! I've only finished audiobooks this month!


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Eden wrote: "Dana wrote: "Beween a heat wave making it too hot to stitch and two stray kitten adoptiong me taking up my time, I became a slight over acheiver this month...

Throne of Glass by [au..."


To be fair, most of them have been audio book since the kittens wont let me multi task lol


message 36: by Teresa (last edited Jan 31, 2018 10:53PM) (new)

Teresa (sweettreads) | 84 comments Got a few more in before midnight!

The Scroungers--Plight of the Hidden by Max B. Hundkopf 4.8 stars. (Almost a 5 but the author is a bit redundant in his writing and it bothered me a little bit. Other than that I really liked it.)

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter 3 stars

River's Edge by Terri Blackstock 4 stars


message 37: by Eden (new)

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We read 51 books this month!!!! That is awesome!! :)


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Claire Wolstenholme (cwollie) | 1 comments I am new to this group so Hello there! I am just starting to get in to reading more so I only managed one book Grey by E.L.James


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Lisa | 1 comments Hi! I just joined in an attempt to get back to my TBR pile. In January I read three books.

Assassin's Fate

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey


message 40: by Eden (new)

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Lisa wrote: "Hi! I just joined in an attempt to get back to my TBR pile. In January I read three books.

Assassin's Fate

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

[book:Crown of..."


Welcome Lisa!!! We're happy to have you!


message 41: by Eden (new)

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Claire wrote: "I am new to this group so Hello there! I am just starting to get in to reading more so I only managed one book Grey by E.L.James"

Hi Claire!! So happy to have you with us!!!! I want to reread the 50 shades trilogy and the ones from Christian's POV. Awesome read :)


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