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message 1: by Tim (last edited Nov 20, 2018 11:21AM) (new)

Tim | 33 comments Hello everyone! My current goal is for 53 books for 2018... which was updated to 60, and now that that has been surpassed... I just don't know. :)

01/2018

1. Post Office by Charles Bukowski - 4/5
2. The Doctor's Wife by Sawako Ariyoshi - 4/5
3. Devils in Daylight by Junichirō Tanizaki - 5/5
4. King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard - 3/5
5. The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie - 3/5
6. The Big Four by Agatha Christie - 1/5
7. Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames - 4/5

02/2018

8. The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie - 3/5
9. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole - 3/5
10. Moonshine by Jasmine Gower - 2/5
11. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy - 3/5
12. The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami - 4/5
13. Peril at End House by Agatha Christie - 3/5
14. Night Passage by Robert B. Parker - 3/5

03/2018

15. The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker - 3/5
16. Gunman's Rhapsody by Robert B. Parker - 2/5
17. Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie - 4/5
18. For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell - 3/5
19. A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson - 2/5

04/2018

20. In the Miso Soup by Ryū Murakami - 3/5
21. Pulp by Charles Bukowski- 3/5
22. Kill Creek by Scott Thomas - 5/5
23. Half a King by Joe Abercrombie - 3/5
24. Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie - 2/5

05/2018

25. Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio by Pu Songling - 5/5
26. Otogizōshi: The Fairy Tale Book of Dazai Osamu by Dazai Osamu - 4/5
27. The Beetle by Richard Marsh- 2/5
28. Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie - 4/5
29. All Systems Red by Martha Wells - 4/5

06/2018

30. Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino - 4/5
31. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle - 3/5
32. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - 4/5
33. Nightmare House by Douglas Glegg - 2/5
34. The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie - 4/5

07/2018

35. Usher's Passing by Robert R. McCammon - 4/5
36. A Midsummer's Equation by Keigo Higashino - 4/5
37. Ring by Kōji Suzuki - 2/5
38. Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø - 4/5
39. Starless by Jacqueline Carey - 4/5

08/2018

40. Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa - 3/5
41. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy - 4/5
42. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson - 4/5
43. The Big Nowhere - by James Ellroy - 3/5
44. L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy - 5/5
45. This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us by by Edgar Cantero - 4/5
46. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch - 4/5
47. The Atrocities by Jeremy C. Shipp - 1/5
48. Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames - 4/5

09/2018

49. Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski - 3/5
50. Kusamakura by Sōseki Natsume - 2/5
51. A Prince of Swindlers by Guy Newell Boothby - 4/5
52. Third Girl by Agatha Christie - 2/5
53. The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham - 3/5

10/2018

54. We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory - 4/5
55. The Rats by James Herbert - 3/5
56. Misery by Stephen King - 3/5
57. The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill - 4/5
58. Bloodborn by Nathan Long - 3/5

11/2018

59. Bloodforged by Nathan Long - 3/5
60. A Wizard of Earthsea - by Ursula K. Le Guin - 3/5
61. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner - 4/5

Some stats (just for fun!)

Books from...
1740s - 1
1760s - 1
1880s - 3
1890s - 1
1900s - 4
1910s - 1
1920s - 3
1930s - 5
1940s - 1
1950s - 2
1960s - 3
1970s - 3
1980s - 6
1990s - 6
2000s - 5
2010s - 16

Translated from...
Chinese - 1
Japanese - 10
Norwegian - 1
Polish - 1

Please feel free to discuss any books or make suggestions!


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Wishing you the best of luck with your goals Tim & happy reading!


message 3: by Tim (new)

Tim | 33 comments Susy wrote: "Wishing you the best of luck with your goals Tim & happy reading!"
Thank you very much Susy!


message 4: by Tim (new)

Tim | 33 comments Just finished A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle.

While I enjoyed the first section immensely, I found part 2 to be a bit disappointing. I wanted more detection and less flashbacks I guess.

The most entertaining aspect about the novel for me was, as someone who has read many of the stories but none of the early novels, is how the characters changed after the initial novel. I always think of Watson as something of the man of action, and here he talks about being lazy and being in such poor health that he feels it unlikely that he will fully recover. Seems quite a different Watson from the one most people I think generally know.

Overall I found the book entertaining, but I think Doyle greatly improved as he went on. 3/5


message 5: by Tim (new)

Tim | 33 comments Just finished Treasure Island.

You can see my review here


message 6: by Tim (new)

Tim | 33 comments Finished Nightmare House by Douglas Glegg. Disappointing to say the least. A review has been posted for it, but the short verdict is a 2/5


message 7: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Hoping July is full of page turning and falling in love with a new book!


message 8: by Tim (new)

Tim | 33 comments Blagica wrote: "Hoping July is full of page turning and falling in love with a new book!"

Thanks! Already read two books for the month so far. Usher's Passing by Robert R. McCammon and A Midsummer's Equation by Keigo Higashino (both of which were a solid 4 out of 5 stars).


message 9: by Tim (new)

Tim | 33 comments Just finished the excellent Blood on Snow. You can see my review here.


message 10: by Tim (new)

Tim | 33 comments Oops. Forgot to update this for a while. Just made a big update to the list, catching me up to now.


message 11: by Tim (new)

Tim | 33 comments Posted a huge update as I haven't done so since September.

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I'm really bad about updating this list. :P


message 12: by Tim (new)

Tim | 33 comments My goal has officially been surpassed! Let's see how many more I can get. :)


message 13: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Congratulations Tim!


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