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message 1: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments In the past few years, I've read between 50-53 books per year. I'm going to try to increase that number to 55 in 2019.


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Nice!! Wishing you the best of luck with your new goal Anne & happy reading!


message 3: by Kelli (new)

Kelli W (space_panda) | 28 comments We have the same goal this year :) are you participating in any challenges?


message 4: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Kelli wrote: "We have the same goal this year :) are you participating in any challenges?"

Hi, Kelli. Yes, I am going to do the Let's Turn Pages challenge. I am trying for 17,000 pages.


message 5: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Kristin wrote: "Very nice goal, Anne! Wishing you best of luck in reaching your goal, and more important than luck, great books! Anything you especially loved reading in 2018 or that you are looking forward to rea..."

Thanks, Kristin. I read the first several books in Octavia Randolph's Ceridwen series in 2018 and am excited to finish the series this year.


message 6: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Susy wrote: "Nice!! Wishing you the best of luck with your new goal Anne & happy reading!"

Thanks, Susy!


message 7: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update: January 28, 2019
1.) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
2.) Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
3.) The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
4.) Tindr by Octavia Randolph
5.) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
6.) Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy (in progress, about 10% complete)

The Travelling Cat Chronicles and Home Fire were my favorites this month; both stories will stick with me for a long time.


message 8: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update: February 27, 2019
6. ) Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
7.) Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World by Noah Stryker
8.) Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health by Kati Morton
9.) Silver Hammer, Golden Cross by Octavia Randolph
10.) The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
11.) Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings by Suzie Gilbert (in progress, about 20% complete)

All of these were enjoyable; I think Birding Without Borders and Silver Hammer, Golden Cross were probably my favorites.


message 9: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update: 14 April 2019
Life has gotten busy and I have read less recently.

11.) Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings by Suzie Gilbert
12.) The Handbook of Bird Photography by Markus Varesvuo, Jari Peltomaki, Bence Mate
13.) Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
14.) Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (in progress, 20% done)
15.) A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers by Victor LaValle (Editor) (in progress, 10% done)


message 10: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments Awesome job so far keep it up!


message 11: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Blagica wrote: "Awesome job so far keep it up!"
Thanks!


message 12: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments 14.) Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
15.) Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce
16.) The Lost Queen by Signe Pike
17.) The Umbrella Academy, Volume 1: The Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba, and Dave Stewart
18.) Bees in Your Backyard by Joseph Wilson and Olivia Messinger Carril
19.) The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
20.) A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers by Victor LaValle (Editor) (in progress, 10% done -- same status as last month, I had to return it to the library and haven't been able to check it out again)
21.) Company of Liars by Karen Maitland (in progress, about 30% done)
22.) Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide by Heather N. Holm (in progress, about 10% done)

So many enjoyable books this month! I especially enjoyed The Bird King, The Lost Queen, and The Umbrella Academy. And Company of Liars is also great!


message 13: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments 20.) Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
21.) The First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson
22.) Emma, vol 1 by Kaoru Mori
23.) A People's Future of the United States ed. Victor LaValle
24.) Umbrella Academy vol 2: Dallas by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
25.) The Promised Neverland vol 1 by Kaiu Shirai
26.) Emma, vol 2 by Kaoru Mori
27.) Oishinbo, vol 1: Japanese Cuisine by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki (in progress, about 20% done)


message 14: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments You have read some very interesting books this year. Keep up the great reading!


message 15: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Blagica wrote: "You have read some very interesting books this year. Keep up the great reading!" Thanks, Blagica!


message 16: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update 3 August:
27.) Oishinbo, vol 1: Japanese Cuisine by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki
28.) Emma, vol 3 by Kaoru Mori
29.) Emma, vol 4 by Kaoru Mori
30. ) Upheaval by Jared Diamond
31.) Emma, Omnibus 4 by Kaoru Mori
32.) Emma, Omnibus 3 by Kaoru Mori
33.) Stormbird: War of the Roses by Conn Iggulden
34.) Knife by Jo Nesbo
35.) The Rook by Daniel O'Malley (in progress, about 5% done)

I was sad to finish Kaoru Mori's Emma series! I would have loved to be able to keep reading about Emma and William's story.


message 17: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” I hope the last month has found you some best books.


message 18: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments Update 3 September:
35.) The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
36.) Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson and Pam Ward
37.) The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
38.) Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart
39.) The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (in progress, about 5% done)

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife and Summer at Tiffany were especially good!


message 19: by Clbrend (new)

Clbrend (clbren) | 36 comments wow Anne i read your post and realy admire you.


message 20: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments thanks, Clbrend. I hope you are reading some good books, too!


message 21: by Anne (new)

Anne | 51 comments I missed one in my August list:
39.) Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera.
40.) Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (5% done).

Juliet Takes a Breath was excellent!


message 22: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments Every time I stop by here I add more books to my reading list you are doing awesome!


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