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message 1: by Marissa (last edited Aug 14, 2019 08:06PM) (new)

Marissa | 287 comments I am aiming to read 125 books in 2019!

Please let me know if you have any book recommendations :)


message 2: by Marissa (last edited Dec 31, 2019 08:34PM) (new)

Marissa | 287 comments 2019 Reading Challenge (125 books)

1. Beartown by Fredrik Backman (01/05/19) ⭐⭐⭐
2. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (01/06/19) ⭐⭐
3. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (01/13/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket (01/13/19) ⭐⭐
5. November 9 by Colleen Hoover (01/19/19) ⭐⭐⭐
6. The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee (01/20/19) ⭐⭐
7. House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker (01/22/19) ⭐
8. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (01/25/19) ⭐
9. Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter (01/27/19) ⭐⭐⭐
10. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (02/03/19) ⭐⭐⭐
11. The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore (02/03/19) ⭐
12. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (02/09/19) ⭐⭐
13. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (02/10/19) ⭐⭐
14. In the Vines by Shannon Kirk (02/18/19) ⭐⭐
15. Hare Moon by Carrie Ryan (02/19/19) ⭐⭐
16. This Is Not Over by Holly Brown (02/28/19) ⭐
17. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (03/01/19) ⭐⭐
18. The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks (03/04/19) ⭐
19. That Summer by Sarah Dessen (03/04/19) ⭐⭐
20. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (03/08/19)⭐⭐⭐⭐
21. The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison (03/10/19) ⭐⭐⭐
22. Pretty Little Secrets: A Pretty Little Liars Collection by Sara Shepard (03/10/19) ⭐
23. The Devil's Work by Mark Edwards (03/16/19) ⭐⭐
24. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (03/22/19) ⭐⭐
25. The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian (03/30/19) ⭐⭐⭐
26. The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket (04/01/19) ⭐⭐
27. Miss You by Kate Eberlen (04/01/19) ⭐⭐
28. The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee (04/02/19) ⭐⭐
29. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (04/03/19) ⭐⭐
30. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (04/11/19) ⭐⭐⭐
31. The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket (04/15/19) ⭐⭐⭐
32. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (04/15/19) ⭐⭐⭐
33. Love's Prey by Meg Xuemei X (04/20/19) ⭐
34. Ghost Story by Peter Straub (04/20/19) ⭐⭐
35. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (04/20/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
36. The Connelly Boys by Lily Velez (04/28/19)⭐⭐
37. The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher (04/30/19) ⭐⭐⭐
38. Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich (05/03/19) ⭐⭐
39. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (05/14/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
40. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (05/18/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
41. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (05/18/19) ⭐⭐⭐
42. Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick (05/20/19) ⭐⭐
43. The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne (05/20/19) ⭐⭐⭐
44. The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket (05/20/19) ⭐⭐⭐
45. No Exit by Taylor Adams (05/25/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
46. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (06/04/19) ⭐⭐
47. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (06/10/19) ⭐⭐
48. Freefall by Jessica Barry (06/17/19) ⭐⭐⭐
49. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman (06/21/19) ⭐⭐
50. I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll (06/23/19) ⭐⭐
51. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (06/24/19) ⭐⭐
52. You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston (06/27/19) ⭐⭐
53. All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover (06/29/19) ⭐⭐
54. Severance by Ming La (06/30/19) ⭐⭐⭐
55. Trespassing by Brandi Reeds (07/04/19) ⭐⭐⭐
56. The End by Lemony Snicket (07/05/19) ⭐⭐⭐
57. Jaws by Peter Benchley (07/12/19) ⭐⭐⭐
58. You by Caroline Kepnes (07/16/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
59. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (07/21/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
60. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (07/27/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
61. A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (07/31/19) ⭐⭐⭐
62. Roomies by Christina Lauren (08/03/19) ⭐
63. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell (08/04/19) ⭐⭐⭐
64. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson (08/04/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
65. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (08/10/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
66. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (08/10/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
67. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (08/11/19) ⭐
68. Elevation by Stephen King (08/11/19) ⭐⭐
69. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West (08/14/19) ⭐
70. Vox by Christina Dalcher (08/17/19) ⭐⭐⭐
71. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (08/18/19) ⭐⭐
72. The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor (08/20/19) ⭐⭐⭐
73. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (08/25/19) ⭐⭐⭐
74. Sadie by Courtney Summers (08/27/19) ⭐⭐⭐
75. A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron (08/30/19) ⭐
76. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (09/03/19) ⭐⭐
77. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer (09/07/19) ⭐⭐
78. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (09/10/19) ⭐⭐
79. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (09/12/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
80. The Diviners by Libba Bray (09/14/19) ⭐⭐⭐
81. Vicious by V.E. Schwab (09/15/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
82. The House Next Door by Darcy Coates (09/18/19) ⭐⭐
83. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (09/22/19) ⭐⭐⭐
84. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (09/23/19) ⭐⭐⭐
85. Matched by Ally Condie (09/24/19) ⭐⭐⭐
86. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (09/28/19) ⭐⭐⭐
87. 1984 by George Orwell (09/29/19) ⭐⭐⭐
88. Gemina by Amie Kaufman (09/30/19) ⭐⭐⭐
89. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (10/04/19) ⭐
90. Crossed by Ally Condie (10/06/19) ⭐
91. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (10/08/19) ⭐⭐⭐
92. X WAR: Infiltration by John Triptych (10/08/19) ⭐⭐
93. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (10/12/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
94. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (10/13/19) ⭐⭐⭐
95. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman (10/13/19) ⭐⭐⭐
96. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (10/14/19) ⭐⭐
97. Otherworld by Jason Segel (10/19/19) ⭐
98. The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg (10/20/19) ⭐⭐⭐
99. And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness (10/22/19) ⭐⭐
100. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (10/24/19) ⭐⭐⭐
101. Reached by Ally Condie (10/27/19) ⭐
102. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning (10/27/19) ⭐⭐⭐
103. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (10/30/19) ⭐⭐⭐
104. Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (10/30/19) ⭐⭐⭐
105. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (11/01/19) ⭐⭐⭐
106. The First Mistake by Sandie Jones (11/02/19) ⭐⭐⭐
107. A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (11/03/19) ⭐
108. The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker (11/06/19) ⭐⭐
109. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (11/08/19) ⭐⭐⭐
110. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (11/10/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
111. House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig (11/10/19) ⭐⭐⭐
112. Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman (11/13/19) ⭐⭐⭐
113. Contagion by Erin Bowman (11/16/19) ⭐⭐⭐
114. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (11/17/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
115. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (11/21/19) ⭐⭐⭐
116. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (11/22/19) ⭐⭐⭐
117. The Ghost Files 2 by Apryl Baker (11/24/19) ⭐
118. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell (11/25/19) ⭐⭐⭐
119. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (11/29/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
120. The Toll by Neal Shusterman (11/30/19) ⭐⭐⭐
121. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart (12/01/19) ⭐
122. The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco (12/08/19) ⭐⭐⭐
123. Scream All Night by Derek Milman (12/11/19) ⭐
124. Ashes in the Snow by Ruta Sepetys (12/19/19) ⭐⭐⭐
125. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (12/21/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐


message 3: by Marissa (last edited Dec 31, 2019 08:35PM) (new)

Marissa | 287 comments Additional Books I Read in 2019:

126. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (12/26/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
127. Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King (12/29/19) ⭐⭐
128. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (12/30/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
129. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (12/31/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
130. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver (12/31/19) ⭐
131. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (12/31/19) ⭐⭐


message 4: by Marissa (last edited Dec 31, 2019 08:36PM) (new)

Marissa | 287 comments Yearly Stats:

By Month (# books (# pages))
January: 9 (3,090 pages)
February: 7 (1,956 pages)
March: 9 (3,002 pages)
April: 12 (4,564 pages)
May: 8 (2,819 pages)
June: 9 (3,268 pages)
July: 7 (2,867 pages)
August: 14 (4,855 pages)
September: 13 (5,320 pages)
October: 16 (6,835 pages)
November: 16 (6,541 pages)
December: 11 (5,138 pages)

By Genre
Autobiography/Biography/Memoir: 0
Chick-Lit: 0
Classics: 5
Crime: 2
Dystopian: 2
Fantasy: 4
Fiction: 11
Graphic Novel: 0
Historical Fiction: 3
Horror: 9
Mystery/Thriller: 18
Non-Fiction: 1
Poetry: 1
Romance: 5
Science Fiction: 2
YA Fantasy: 31
YA Fiction: 21
YA Science Fiction: 13

By Length
Short (<250 pages): 11
Medium (250-500 pages): 101
Long (501-800 pages): 19
Very Long (>800 pages): 0


message 5: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Wishing you the best of luck with your amazing goal Marissa & a happy new reading year!


message 6: by Marissa (last edited Feb 01, 2019 01:23PM) (new)

Marissa | 287 comments January 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 9
Total Pages Read: 3,090

Genres Read:
1 Classic
2 Fiction
1 Horror
1 Mystery/Thriller
1 Romance
1 YA Fiction
2 YA Sci Fi

Length of Books:
1 Short
8 Medium
0 Long

Favorite Book: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Least Favorite Book: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


message 7: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 287 comments February 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 7
Total Pages Read: 1,956

Genres Read:
1 Fiction
1 Historical Fiction
1 Horror
1 Mystery/Thriller
1 Poetry
1 YA Fiction
1 YA Sci Fi

Length of Books:
2 Short
5 Medium
0 Long

Favorite Book: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Least Favorite Book: This Is Not Over by Holly Brown


message 8: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 287 comments March 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 9
Total Pages Read: 3,002

Genres Read:
3 Mystery/Thriller
2 Romance
2 YA Fantasy
2 YA Fiction

Length of Books:
2 Short
6 Medium
1 Long

Favorite Book: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Least Favorite Book: The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks


message 9: by Winter, Group Reads (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4589 comments Doing great! I really like those summaries!


message 10: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 287 comments April 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 12
Total Pages Read: 3,564

Genres Read:
3 Fiction
1 Horror
1 Mystery/Thriller
3 YA Fantasy
4 YA Fiction

Length of Books:
2 Short
8 Medium
2 Long

Favorite Book: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Least Favorite Book: Love's Prey by Meg Xuemei X


message 11: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments Look at you go! Keep it up. Have you been doing challenges to help with your progress?


message 12: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 287 comments Blagica wrote: "Look at you go! Keep it up. Have you been doing challenges to help with your progress?"

Yes, I am participating in multiple different challenges. I like how the prompts help me branch out and read books that I normally wouldn't have.


message 13: by Marissa (last edited Jun 03, 2019 07:10PM) (new)

Marissa | 287 comments May 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 8
Total Pages Read: 2,819

Genres Read:
1 Dystopian
3 Mystery/Thriller
1 YA Fantasy
3 YA Fiction

Length of Books:
8 Medium

Favorite Book: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Least Favorite Book: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick


message 14: by Marissa (last edited Aug 01, 2019 03:20PM) (new)

Marissa | 287 comments June 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 9
Total Pages Read: 3,268

Genres Read:
1 Dystopian
4 Mystery/Thriller
1 Non-Fiction
1 Romance
2 YA Fiction

Length of Books:
8 Medium
1 Long

Favorite Book: Severance by Ming La
Least Favorite Book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain


message 15: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments Hoping you are having a good year with books and in life. Doing great!


message 16: by Marissa (last edited Aug 01, 2019 03:20PM) (new)

Marissa | 287 comments July 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 7
Total Pages Read: 2,867

Genres Read:
1 Fiction
1 Horror
3 Mystery/Thriller
1 YA Fantasy
1 YA Fiction

Length of Books:
5 Medium
2 Long

Favorite Book: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Least Favorite Book: The End by Lemony Snicket


message 17: by Marissa (last edited Sep 01, 2019 05:06PM) (new)

Marissa | 287 comments August 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 14
Total Pages Read: 4,855

Genres Read:
2 Classics
1 Crime
2 Fiction
1 Historical Fiction
1 Mystery/Thriller
1 Romance
1 Sci-Fi
1 YA Fantasy
3 YA Fiction
1 YA Sci-Fi

Length of Books:
2 Short
11 Medium
1 Long

Favorite Book: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Least Favorite Book: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


message 18: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 287 comments September 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 13
Total Pages Read: 5,320

Genres Read:
2 Classic
1 Fantasy
1 Horror
1 Mystery/Thriller
6 YA Fantasy
2 YA Sci-Fi

Length of Books:
0 Short
10 Medium
3 Long

Favorite Book: Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Least Favorite Book: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan


message 19: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” Happy reading! doing great!


message 20: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 287 comments October 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 16
Total Pages Read: 6,835

Genres Read:
3 Fantasy
2 Horror
1 Crime
1 Sci-Fi
6 YA Fantasy
3 YA Sci-Fi

Length of Books:
2 Short
10 Medium
4 Long

Favorite Book: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Least Favorite Book: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis


message 21: by Marissa (last edited Dec 01, 2019 08:37AM) (new)

Marissa | 287 comments November 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 16
Total Pages Read: 6,541

Genres Read:
1 Fiction
2 Mystery/Thriller
10 YA Fantasy
3 YA Sci-Fi

Length of Books:
13 Medium
3 Long

Favorite Book: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Least Favorite Book: The Ghost Files 2 by Apryl Baker


message 22: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 287 comments December 2019 Summary

Total Books Read: 11
Total Pages Read: 5,138

Genres Read:
1 Fiction
1 Historical Fiction
1 Horror
5 YA Fantasy
3 YA Fiction

Length of Books:
9 Medium
2 Long

Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Least Favorite Book: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart


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