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message 1: by Beverly (last edited Nov 30, 2018 01:29PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments This year I hoped for 250 books and I've exceeded that but I hesitate to expect the same results next year. I'm going to stick with 250 and HOPE for more!! I include everything I read and count: short stories, graphic novels, picture books and young adult works no matter the length.


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Lol, love how you named your challenge page.
I think I will actually need multiple lives to finish all books on my TBR....
Wishing you the best of luck with your goal Beverly & a happy new reading year!


message 3: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments Thank you Susy!!! I send the same wishes right back to you!!


message 4: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments Wishing you the best of luck in 2019 and the remainder of 18.


message 5: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Beverly wrote: "Thank you Susy!!! I send the same wishes right back to you!!"

Thanks Beverly! :)


message 6: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments Thanks so much Blagica!!! Good reading to you in the coming months!!


Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Beverly, I'm putting together my list of everything I have in my house I still have to read, and the list is already over 1000 books, so I understand your challenge. Best wishes to you!


message 8: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments Kadijah Michelle wrote: "Beverly, I'm putting together my list of everything I have in my house I still have to read, and the list is already over 1000 books, so I understand your challenge. Best wishes to you!"

It's good to know I'm not the only book hoarder in the world!!! Good luck on getting your entire list together and reading through some of them in the next year!


message 9: by Beverly (last edited Feb 01, 2019 10:37AM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments January:

1. Imagine That by Mark Fins
2. Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn
3. Death in Lover's Lane by Carolyn Hart
4. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
5. In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
6. All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn
7. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
8. Willnot by James Sallis
9. London Fields by Martin Amis
10. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
11. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
12. The Boy Who Followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
13. Force of Nature by Jane Harper
14. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
15. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
16. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
17. Paper Ghosts by Julie Heaberlin


message 10: by Beverly (last edited Mar 01, 2019 09:01PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments Dianne wrote: "!"

Thank you so much. I've always been a "r..."
Let me introduce myself -I'm what one may consider another 'old' reader. I love being able to spend my entire day reading if I choose to. Nobody ca..."


February:

18. The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter
19. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
20. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
21. Small, Great Things by Jodi Picoult
22. A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris
23. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LaGuin
24. The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg
25. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
26. Educated by Tara Westover
27. Murder in Her Stocking by G. A. McKevett
28. Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup
29. Swiss Vendetta by Tracee de Hahn
30. Imprisoned by Arturo Benvenuti
31. A Broken Vessel by Kate Ross
32. The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict


message 11: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments So my list hasn't really come together this year. My college classes have gotten in the way, but it's good to see you rocking it!


message 12: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments Kadijah Michelle wrote: "So my list hasn't really come together this year. My college classes have gotten in the way, but it's good to see you rocking it!"

Thank you so much. I've always been a "reader" but now that I'm old...I really spend a lot of time with my books. Hopefully, you'll get some reading time over spring break!!! Good luck on those college classes!!!


message 13: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments That is my hope! I am taking a trip over spring break and I plan on taking my Kindle so that I can read as many of my ebooks as possible!


message 14: by Dianne (new)

Dianne (dianne1) | 236 comments !"

Thank you so much. I've always been a "r..."

Let me introduce myself -I'm what one may consider another 'old' reader. I love being able to spend my entire day reading if I choose to. Nobody can snark at me about it because they just think I'm a bit eccentric!
And I let them believe it too!

I've been trying to find a group to join that has more mature readers. Not so much that I think our reading tastes would be the same, but that I want the same level of memories. Have you found anything like that around here?

Dianne


message 15: by Beverly (last edited Mar 31, 2019 05:39PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments March:

33. A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
34. The Marx Sisters by Barry Maitland
35. Just Dessets by G. A. McKevett
36. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
37. Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbol
38. Rushed by Brian Harmon
39. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
40. New Kid by Jerry Craft
41. Good Boy by Sergio Ruzzier
42. The Roots of Rap by Carole Boston Weatherford
43. Bloom Boom by April Pulley Sayre
44. Another by Christian Robinson
45. The Bell Rang by James E. Ransome
46. What is Given From the Heart by Patricia C. McKissack
47. Gittel's Journey by Leslea Newman
48. A Ray of Light by Walter Wick
49. Let 'er Buck by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
50. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
51. Things I'm Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni
52. Set Sail for Murder by Carolyn G. Hart
53. Death in Paradise by Carolyn G. Hart


message 16: by Beverly (last edited Mar 01, 2019 09:15PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments Dianne wrote: "!"

Thank you so much. I've always been a "r..."
Let me introduce myself -I'm what one may consider another 'old' reader. I love being able to spend my entire day reading if I choose to. Nobody ca..."


Sorry I've taken a bit to reply. I have been able to find several great groups for more mature readers but unfortunately I don't live anywhere near you. Perhaps talking to your local library staff about this may alert them to a need in the community. Good luck.


message 17: by Dianne (new)

Dianne (dianne1) | 236 comments Beverly wrote: "Dianne wrote: "!"

Thank you so much. I've always been a "r..."
Let me introduce myself -I'm what one may consider another 'old' reader. I love being able to spend my entire day reading if I choos..."

Don't worry about how long it takes to get back to me.

I was hoping that you would know of a Goodreads group that deals with more mature readers. But thank for the library advice.


message 18: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments Dianne wrote: "Beverly wrote: "Dianne wrote: "!"

Thank you so much. I've always been a "r..."
Let me introduce myself -I'm what one may consider another 'old' reader. I love being able to spend my entire day re..."


OK, I totally misread the meaning of that question and I apologize. I don't know what type of books you read on a regular basis but I guess my favorite group on Goodreads that routinely deals with mature readers is Reading 1001. It is a group of readers who are attempting to read the 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die. You might check that out. If I think of anything else, I'll be sure to let you know.


message 19: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Another great list came out last year of books to read. I thought I was buying 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, but when I got home, it was 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List. Though different, it's still a great list.


message 20: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments Thank you so much--I'll check it out.


message 21: by Beverly (last edited Apr 28, 2019 08:30AM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments April:

54. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
55. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
56. Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs
57. Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah
58. Vamos! Let's Go to the Market by Raul Gonzalez III
59. The Undefeated by Kwane Alexander
60. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
61. A Dry White Season by Andre Brink
62. Exodus Lost by S. C. Compton
63. A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson
64. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
65. Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born by Miranda Paul


message 22: by Beverly (last edited May 26, 2019 11:42AM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments May:

66. Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs
67. White Nights by Ann Cleeves
68. Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
69. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
70. Parasite Eve by Hideaki Sena
71. The Circle by Dave Eggers


message 23: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3204 comments Good luck with your reading challenge!


message 24: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments Rachael wrote: "Good luck with your reading challenge!"
I appreciate all the support I can get. Unfortunately, we are dealing with some end of life issues for my mother and my reading is greatly restricted. I am enjoying every minute I have with her and will get back to my intensive reading when we have made our way through this. If I don't hit my goal this year, there's always next!!!!!


message 25: by Emilie (new)

Emilie | 1 comments This is amazing!!! I love the days when I can just sit at home and read undisturbed!!!! What a joy it must be to be able to that everyday


message 26: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments Beverly wrote: "Rachael wrote: "Good luck with your reading challenge!"
I appreciate all the support I can get. Unfortunately, we are dealing with some end of life issues for my mother and my reading is greatly re..."


Enjoy what you can the books will be there later . So sorry to hear about your mom


message 27: by Beverly (last edited Aug 01, 2019 02:27PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments June:

72. The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy
73. Daniel's Good Day by Micha Archer
74. Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion
75. Music for Mister Moon by Phillip C. Stead
76. An Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett
77. Side by Side by Chris Raschka
78. Beware of the Crocodile by Martin Jenkins
79. The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
80. Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala
81. The Pioneers by David McCullough
82. Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly
83. Operatic by Kyo Maclear
84. You Are Home by Evan Turk
85. The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
86. It Feels Good to be Yourself by Theresa Thorn
87. Two Brothers, Four Hands by Jan Greenberg
88. My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
89. Camp Tiger by Susan Choi
90. Flight Behavior by Barabara Kingsolver
91. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton


message 28: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1565 comments Your title gave me a smile.
Good reading!


message 29: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments Sunny wrote: "Your title gave me a smile.
Good reading!"


I missed your comment but It made me smile!!


message 30: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments July:

92. The Last Peach by Gus Gordon
93. Vroom by Barbara McClintock
94. Birds of A Feather by Susan L. Roth
95. The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog by Paul Janeczko
96. Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
97. Every Day by David Levithan
98. The Rain Watcher by Tatiana deRosnay
99. Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith
100. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
101. Margot by Jillian Cantor
102. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
103. There, There by Tommy Orange
104. Old Bones by Aaron Elkins
105. Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
106. Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai
107. A Dangerous Act of Kindness by L P Fergusson
108. Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
109. Eyes on You by Kate White
110. Sacrificial Axe by C. J. March


message 31: by Beverly (last edited Sep 01, 2019 01:04PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments August:

111. A Murder of Crows by DeAnna Knippling
112. Fruit of the Poisonous Tree by Richard W. Carson
113. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
114. Ghoul of Grays Harbor by C. J. March
115. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
116. Poison Widow by C. J. March
117. We Are Water by Wally Lamb
118. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
119. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
120. Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross
121. Wisteria Witches by Angela Pepper
122. Inland by Tea Obreht
123. The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith
124. Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
125. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
126. The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn
127. Not By Sight by Kathy Herman


message 32: by Beverly (last edited Sep 30, 2019 10:15PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments September:

128. Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks
129. How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander
130. A Normal Pig by K-Fai Steele
131. A Stone Sat Still by Brandan Wenzel
132. Spencer's New Pet by Jissie Sima
133. My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson
134. Circe by Madeline Miller
135. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
136. Small in the City by Sydney Smith
137. Crossing on Time by David Macaulay
138. The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
139. Liberty Arrives by Robert Byrd
140. The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems
141. Manhattan: Mapping the Story of An Island by Jennifer Thermes
142. When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff
143. A Place to Land by Barry Wittenstein
144. The Malcontenta by Barry Maitland
145. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
146. This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews
147. At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith
148. The Considerate Killer by Lene Kaaberbol
149. Horror Stories from Denmark by Willow Rose
150. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
151. The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby
152. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
153. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
154. Alligators Overhead by C. Lee McKenzie
155. Stargazing by Jen Wang
156. The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin
157. S.: A Novel About the Balkans by Slavenka Drakulic
158. Fly! by Mark Teague
159. Who Wet My Pants by Bob Shea
160. One Half From the East by Nadia Hashimi
161. A Better Man by Louise Penny
162. The Door in the Hedge and Other Stories by Robin McKinley
163. The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall
164. Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson
165. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
166. Someone's Daughter by Silvia Pettem
167. The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan
168. The Shamer's Daughter by Lene Kaaberbol
169. Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois


message 33: by Beverly (last edited Oct 31, 2019 06:35PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments October:

170. A Slice of Life by Margaret Lake
171. All My Enemies by Barry Maitland
172. Guts by Raina Telgemeier
173. The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan
174. Dry by Neal Shusterman
175. The Library Book by Susan Orleans
176. All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith
177. My Mr. Rochester by L. K. Rigel
178. The Institute by Stephen King
179. Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell
180. Adrienne's Ghost by Leah St. James
181. Death on Paradise Island by B. M. Allsopp
182. The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden by Heather Smith
183. Internment by Samira Ahmed
184. A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
185. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
186. Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
187. Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
188. Miss Buncle's Book by D. E. Stevenson
189. The Magic Flute by Chris Raschka


message 34: by Beverly (last edited Nov 30, 2019 08:33PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments November:

190. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
191. Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs
192. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
193. The Shamer's Signet by Lene Kaaberbol
194. Fellside by M. R. Carey
195. Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly
196. The Serpent Gift by Lene Kaaberbol
197. I'm Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
198. The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders
199. The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu by Michael Stanley
200. Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs
201. As Always, Julia by Joan Reardon
202. Lovely War by Julie Berry
203. Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire
204. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
205. World's End by T. Coraghesson Boyle
206. Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
207. Sisters of the Raven by Barbara Hambly


message 35: by Beverly (last edited Dec 31, 2019 07:12PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1322 comments December:

208. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
209. The Chalon Heads by Barry Maitland
210. Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
211. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
212. Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford
213. Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
214. Testaments by Margaret Atwood
215. In the Heart of the Fire by Dean Koontz
216. A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
217. Twittering From the Circus of the Dead by Joe Hill
218. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
219. The Mask of the Enchantress by Victoria Holt
220. I Remember by Lee Bennett Hopkins
221. My Grandma and Me by Mina Javaherbin
222. Saturday by Oge Mora
223. Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler
224. Here and Now by Julie Denos
225. Double Bass Blues by Andrea Loney
226. Thurgood by Jonah Winter
227. The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper
228. Bear is Awake by Hannah E. Harrison
229. Birdsong by Julie Flett
230. Rabbit and the Motorbike by Kate Hoefler
231. River by Elisha Cooper
232. Silvermeadow by Barry Maitland
233. Full Throttle by Joe Hill
234. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
235. Death in West Wheeling by Michael Allen Dymmoch
236. Before and After by Rosellen Brown
237. Photographing the Dead by Dean Koontz


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