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message 1: by Lavender (last edited Jan 02, 2018 01:04PM) (new)

Lavender (purlav) | 20 comments Last year, I said I'd read 191 books and I made my goal, but it was a stretch. I am pairing down a bit this year. I want to get through physical books that I already own, to clear up my bookshelves. I will also squeeze in other e-books and audio books as I can.

My goals for 2018 are this:
Physical books: 35
Audio Books: 25
Kindle Books: 40
Project Gutenberg/Wiki: 25
Non-Fiction: 25

150 books in total


message 2: by Lavender (last edited Jun 05, 2018 01:42PM) (new)

Lavender (purlav) | 20 comments Physical Books: 35

1. Infernal (Repairman Jack, #9) by F. Paul Wilson
2. Harbingers (Repairman Jack, #10) by F. Paul Wilson
3. The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown
4. Rockin' the Bronx by Larry Kirwan
5. Whence Chaos Born by E.A. Rappaport
6. Bedlam Boyz (Bedlam's Bard, #3) by Ellen Guon
7. Beyond World's End (Bedlam's Bard, #4) by Mercedes Lackey
8. Spirits White as Lightning (Bedlam's Bard, #5) by Mercedes Lackey
9. Mad Maudlin (Bedlam's Bard, #6) by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
10. Shadow World (Starbridge, #3) by A.C. Crispin
11. Serpent's Gift (Starbridge, #4) by A.C. Crispin
12. Silent Songs (Starbridge, #5) by A.C. Crispin
13. Ancestor's World (Starbridge, #6) by A.C. Crispin
14. Voices of Chaos (Starbridge, #7) by A.C. Crispin
15. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
16. Journey to the Rift by Cathi Shaw


message 3: by Lavender (last edited May 31, 2018 05:40AM) (new)

Lavender (purlav) | 20 comments Audio Books : 25

1. Murder on Alcatraz (Peyton Brooks' Mystery #4) by M.L. Hamilton
2. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
3. Murder in Chinatown (Peyton Brooks' Mystery #5) by M.L. Hamilton
4. Murder in the Presidio (Peyton Brooks' Mystery #6) by M.L. Hamilton
5. Murder on Treasure Island (Peyton Brooks' Mystery #7) by M.L. Hamilton
6. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
7. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
8. Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie
9. Crooked House by Agatha Christie
10. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
11. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
12. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
13. Elseerian (The Chronicles of Lumineia: The Second Draeken War, #1) by Ben Hale
14. The Gathering (The Chronicles of Lumineia: The Second Draeken War, #2) by Ben Hale
15. Seven Days (The Chronicles of Lumineia: The Second Draeken War, #1) by Ben Hale
16. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
17. The Vineyard of Liberty by James MacGregor Burns


message 4: by Lavender (last edited Jun 05, 2018 01:42PM) (new)

Lavender (purlav) | 20 comments Kindle Books: 40

1. Black Diamond by Susannah Sandlin
2. Book of the Night (The Black Musketeers #1) by Oliver Pötzsch
3. The Special Power of Restoring Lost Things by Courtney Elizabeth Mauk
4. Bury the Living (The Revolutionary, #1) by Jodi McIsaac
5. The Four-Night Run by William Lashner
6. Hard Road (Jon Reznick, #1) by J.B. Turner
7. In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen
8. Fire with Fire (Tales of the Terran Republic, #1) by Charles E. Gannon
9. Hope's Peak (Harper and Lane, #1) by Tony Healey
10. A Drop of Ink by Megan Chance
11. Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions by Lois H. Gresh
12. The Devil's Daughter (Hidden Sins #1) by Katee Robert
13. It Started With a Kiss (Sequoia Lake, #1) by Marina Adair
14. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
15. Only the Truth by Adam Croft
16. Crossing Hearts (Cross Creek, #1) by Kimberly Kincaid
17. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell


message 5: by Lavender (last edited May 31, 2018 05:40AM) (new)

Lavender (purlav) | 20 comments Project Gutenberg/Wikipedia: 25

1. Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois (The Last Valois, #1) by Alexandre Dumas
2. Louise de La Vallière (The D'Artagnan Romances, #3.3) by Alexandre Dumas
3. The Man in the Iron Mask (The D'Artagnan Romances, #3.4) by Alexandre Dumas
4. Uncle Bernac by Arthur Conan Doyle
5. Redburn by Herman Melville
6. White Jacket by Herman Melville
7. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle
8. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle


message 6: by Lavender (last edited May 31, 2018 05:40AM) (new)

Lavender (purlav) | 20 comments Non-fiction: 25

1. Essential Calculus-based Physics Study Guide Workbook by Chris McMullen
2. Exploring Black Holes: Introduction to General Relativity by Edwin F. Taylor
3. Basic Concepts in Relativity and Early Quantum Theory by Robert Resnick
4. Special Relativity by Anthony P. French
5. Legalizing Plural Marriage: The Next Frontier in Family Law by Mark Goldfeder
6. Conversations with Lincoln: Little-Known Stories from Those Who Met America's 16th President by Gordon Leidner
7. You Can Do It by Jasinda Wilder
8. Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alex Hutchinson
9. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
10. Shell Scripting by Jason Cannon
11. Cape Town to Kruger: Backpacker Adventures in South Africa and Swaziland (World Travel Book 1) by John Dwyer
12. The Waste-Wise Kitchen Companion by Jean B. MacLeod


message 7: by Elina (new)

Elina Tola (Bookeliina) (elinatola) | 94 comments Good luck! I hope this year is very bookinspired for you.


message 8: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11916 comments Good Luck!


message 9: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Lavender wrote: "Last year, I said I'd read 191 books and i made my goal, but it was a stretch. I am pairing down a bit this year. I want to get through physical books that I already own, to clear up my bookshelves..."

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


message 10: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11916 comments You are doing great keep it up!


message 11: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11916 comments Two months down ten to go. I hope you are enjoying your book adventures so far this year you are doing great!


message 12: by Lavender (new)

Lavender (purlav) | 20 comments Blagica wrote: "Two months down ten to go. I hope you are enjoying your book adventures so far this year you are doing great!"

Thank you!


message 13: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11916 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 Lavender (new)

Lavender (purlav) | 20 comments My favorite so far has been:
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing


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