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message 1: by Jessica (last edited Sep 10, 2018 06:12AM) (new)

Jessica (covered_in_rust) | 44 comments Page Count: 10,688/35,000

(page count total includes books that don't apply to this challenge)

Pike's Peak

1. Kindred- Octavia Butler- 261
2. Zofloya- Charlotte Dacre- 303
3. The Gunslinger- Stephen King- 231
4. I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas- Lewis Black- 178
5. A History of Music in Western Civilization- Various
6. Wishful Drinking- Carrie Fisher
7. The Way of Shadows- Brent Weeks- 645
8. Inferno- Dan Brown
9. Guilty as Cinnamon- Leslie Budewitz
10. In the Miso Soup- Ryu Murakami
11. Les liaisons dangereuses- Choderlos de Laclos
12. If You Could Be Mine- Sara Farizan
13. Xingu- Edith Wharton
14. Shades of Earl Grey- Laura Childs
15. Bloody Red Baron- Kim Newman
16. A Study in Scarlet- AC Doyle
17. The Sign of the Four- AC Doyle
18. Two Boys Kissing- David Levithan
19. The Chocolate Cat Caper- JoAnna Carl
20. The Last Song- Nicholas Sparks
21. An International Episode- Henry James
22. Daisy Miller: A Study- Henry James
23. The Aspern Papers- Henry James
24. The Alter of the Dead- Henry James

message 2: by Jessica (last edited Sep 10, 2018 06:11AM) (new)

Jessica (covered_in_rust) | 44 comments Currently Reading

The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas
Collected Poems 1947-1997- Allen Ginsberg
The High King's Tomb- Kristen Britain
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes- AC Doyle

message 3: by Jessica (last edited Sep 10, 2018 06:12AM) (new)

Jessica (covered_in_rust) | 44 comments Planned TBR:

Cozies (I haven't the time to list all that I own):

First in Series

Midsummer Night's Mischief- Jennifer David Hesse
Engaged in Death- Stephanie Blackmoore
Toasting Up Trouble-Linda Wiken
Thyme of Death-Susan Witig Albert
Meet Your Baker- Ellie Alexander
State of the Onion-Julie Hyzy
Death Takes Priority-Jean Flowers
Kneaded to Death-Winnie Archer
A is for Alibi- Sue Grafton
A Killer Read- Erika Chase
By Book or By Crook- Eva Gates
Assaulted Caramel- Amanda Flower
No Farm, No Foul- Peg Cochran
Iced Chiffon- Duffy Brown
Bloom and Doom- Beverly Allen
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme- Krista Davis
A Spoonful of Murder- Connie Archer
A Peach of a Murder- Livia J Washburn
Crime and Poetry- Amanda Flower
Murder Uncorked- Michelle Scott
Cremains of the Day- Misty Simon
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen- Vicki Delaney
Cat About Town- Cate Conte
Full-Bodied Murder- Christine E. Blum
Mayhem and Mass- Olivia Matthews
The Christie Curse- Victoria Abbott
Well Read, Then Dead- Terrie Farley Moran
The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco- Laura DiSilverio
Tempest in a Teapot- Amanda Cooper
Murder, Plain and Simple- Isabella Alan
Snow Way Out- Christine Husom
If Fried Chicken Could Fly- Paige Shelton
An Appetite for Murder- Lucy Burdette
Eclair and Present Danger- Laura Bradford
Death Al Dente- Leslie Budewitz
Pies and Prejudice- Ellery Adams
Final Sentence- Daryl Wood Gerber
Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates- Kathy Aarons
Feta Attraction- Susannah Hardy
Murder Past Due- Miranda James
Blown Away- Clover Tate
A Killer Plot- Ellery Adams
Pickled Piper- Mary Ellen Hughes
By Cook or By Crook- Maya Corrigan
Brownies and Broomsticks- Bailey Cates
Death By Coffee- Alex Erickson
Gluten for Punishment- Nancy J. Parra
To Helvetica and Back- Paige Shelton
Yarn to Go- Betty Hechtman
If Walls Could Talk- Juliet Blackwell
Night of the Living Deed- E. J. Copperman
Flipped for Murder- Maddie Day
Drizzled With Death- Jessie Crockett
If You've Got It, Haunt It- Rose Pressey
Buried in a Book- Lucy Arlington
Sew Deadly- Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Ill-Gotten Panes- Jennifer McAndrews
Death by Chocolate Lab- Bethany Blake

Continuation of Series

Killing Thyme- Leslie Budewitz
Slay It With Flowers- Kate Collins
Dearly Depotted- Kate Collins
Through the Grinder- Cleo Coyle
Latte Trouble- Cleo Coyle
Bookmarked for Death- Lorna Barrett
Bookplate Special- Lorna Barrett
Dead Men Don't Crochet- Betty Hechtman
By Hook or By Crook- Betty Hechtman
Grace Among Thieves- Julie Hyzy
Rest in Peach- Susan Furlong
War and Peach- Susan Furlong
Crowned and Moldering- Kate Carlisle
B is for Burglar- Sue Grafton
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust- Alan Bradley
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd- Alan Bradley
Rotten to the Core- Sheila Connolly
Red Delicious Death- Sheila Connolly
Murder in the Paperback Parlor- Ellery Adams
Murder in the Secret Garden- Ellery Adams
If Books Could Kill- Kate Carlisle
The Lies That Bind- Kate Carlisle
Lost and Fondue- Avery Aames
Clobbered by Camembert- Avery Aames
Blackberry Burial- Sharon Farrow
Assault and Buttery- Kristi Abbott
Hearse and Gardens- Kathleen Bridge
Ghostal Living- Kathleen Bridge
Clock and Dagger- Julianne Holmes
Chime and Punishment- Julianne Holmes
Nightshade for Warning- Bailey Cattrell
Buttercream Bump Off- Jenn McKinlay
Death By the Dozen- Jenn McKinlay
Ripe for Murder- Carlene O'Neil

Litsy Classics Challenge

Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy
Beautiful and the Damned- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Darkness at Noon- Arthur Koestler
East of Eden- John Steinbeck
A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemmingway
Giovanni's Room- James Baldwin
The Hunchback of Notre Dame- Alexandre Dumas
The Idiot- Fyodor Dostoevsky
Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
Kusamakura- Natsume Soseki
Middlemarch- George Elliot
Native Son- Richard Wright
On the Road- Jack Kerouac
The Painted Bird- Jerzy Kosinski
The Quiet American- Graham Greene
Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction- J. D. Salinger
Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
Thus Spake Zarathustra- Friedrich Nietzsche
Ulysses- James Joyce
Vanity Fair- William Makepeace Thackery
The Woman in White- Wilkie Collins
Yvette- Guy de Maupassant


You Can't Touch My Hair- Phoebe Robinson
Learning to Bow- Bruce Feilor
Booky Wook 2- Russell Brand
Testament of Youth- Vera Brittain
Motorcycle Diaries: Notes On a Latin American Journey- Che Guevara
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives- Leonard Mlodinow
Flags of Our Fathers- James D. Bradley
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee- Dee Brown


The Lost Hero- Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune- Rick Riordan
The Mark of Athena- Rick Riordan
The House of Hades- Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus- Rick Riordan

Young Adult:

Lair of Dreams- Libba Bray
Rose Under Fire- Elizabeth Wein
Frostbite- Richelle Mead
Fangirl- Rainbow Rowell

Adult Fiction:

The Ask and the Answer- Patrick Ness
Monsters of Men- Patrick Ness
It- Stephen King
Underground Railroad- Colson Whitehead
The Sugar-Frosted Nutsack- Mark Leyner
The Memory of Trees- FG Cottam
S.- JJ Abrams, Doug Dorst
Colors Insulting to Nature- Cintra Wilson
The Dark Heroine- Abigail Gibbs
The Weirdness- Jeremy Bushnell
Prince of Magic- Anne Stuart
We Were the Mulvaneys- Joyce Carol Oates
A Tap on the Window- Linwood Barclay
The Woman in Cabin Ten- Ruth Ware
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes- AC Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles- AC Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes- AC Doyle
His Last Bow- AC Doyle
The Valley of Fear- AC Doyle

The Beast in the Jungle- Henry James

Nerd Reads (Fantasy and Sci-Fi):

American Gods- Neil Gaiman
Next- Michael Crichton
Mistborn- Brandon Sanderson
The Mists of Avalon- Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Bone Doll's Twin- Lynn Flewelling
Feed- Mira Grant
Smoke and Shadows- Tanya Huff
The Outstretched Shadow- Mercedes Lackey
Dragonsdawn- Anne McCaffrey
Altered Carbon- Richard K Morgan
Dragon Wing- Margaret Weis
Elven Star- Margaret Weis
Fire Sea- Margaret Weis
Serpent Mage- Margaret Weis
The Hand of Chaos- Margaret Weis
Into the Labyrinth- Margaret Weis
The Seventh Gate- Margaret Weis
The Fairy Godmother- Mercedes Lackey

message 4: by Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (last edited Mar 30, 2018 12:30PM) (new)

Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (knyttwytch) Wouch! I loved Dragonsdawn :D

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Jessica (covered_in_rust) | 44 comments Hilary S wrote: "Wouch! I loved Dragonsdawn :D"

I can't wait to read it! I'm waiting til summer for all of the ones I'm super excited for so they don't have to compete with university for my time.

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Jessica (covered_in_rust) | 44 comments 13. Xingu- Edith Wharton


This was hilarious. Just a story to take the piss out of high-minded bullshitters.

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Jessica (covered_in_rust) | 44 comments 14. Shades of Earl Grey- Laura Childs


Eh, okay. Not as good as the first in the series.

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Jessica (covered_in_rust) | 44 comments 15. Bloody Red Baron- Kim Newman


For a while, the book was solely revisionist history to include vampires... which was interesting, but not enough to keep me invested in the story. By the time stuff really started happening, I was wishing I was reading an actual history on WWI.

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Jessica (covered_in_rust) | 44 comments 16. A Study in Scarlet- Arthur Conan Doyle


A reread in a new edition. How did I forget about the weird western part in the middle?

Elsewise, Still great...

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