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message 1: by Carolyn (last edited Dec 27, 2019 08:08PM) (new)

Carolyn | 7844 comments This year I challenge myself to read 50 pre-owned books (inc at least 10 physical books) from the tbr list below:

Read 60/50

Kindle Books 18
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 4.5★
Normal People by Sally Rooney 4★
Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker 5★
Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart 5★
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 5★
The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin 5★
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi 4★
The Soldier's Curse by Meg and Tom Keneally AA 5★
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin 5★
Touch by Claire North 5★
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger 5★
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
Tombland by C.J. Sansom
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard 4★
The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell 4★
My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni 4.5★
Himself by Jess Kidd
The Last Train by Sue Lawrence 3.5★
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor 4★
Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason
Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson
Wintering by Krissy Kneen AA
The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman AA 4.5★
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill AA 4★
I'm Traveling Alone by Samuel Bjørk

Hardbacks/Paperbacks 10
Mi5 and Me by Charlotte Bingham (paperback) 4★
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence 4★
Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby AA
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton AA 4★
Becoming by Michelle Obama 5★
The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
The River in the Sky by Clive James AA
The Wind Is Not a River by Brian Payton
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family by Bradley Trevor Greive 4★
A Time of Love and Tartan by Alexander McCall Smith
Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life by Leigh Sales AA 5★
Blackwater Moon by B. Michael Radburn AA 4★
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (re-read) 5★
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 5★
The Scoop by Terence J. Quinn 4★


Also continuing with my next in series reads: 32
Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham #2/6 5★
The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham #3/6 4.5★
This Thing of Darkness by Harry Bingham #4/6 5★
Changes by Jim Butcher #12/18 5★
Ghost Story by Jim Butcher #13/18 4★
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews #8/10
Where the Dead Lie by C.S. Harris #12/15 5★
Why Kill the Innocent by C.S. Harris #13/15 4★
Who Slays the Wicked by C.S. Harris #14/15 5★
Divided in Death by J.D. Robb #18/47 4★
Visions in Death by J.D. Robb #19/47 4★
Survivor In Death by J.D. Robb #20/47 4★
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley #4/9 4★
Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley #5/9 4★
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley #6/9 5★
Body Double by Tess Gerritsen #4/12
Vanish by Tess Gerritsen #5/12 4★
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny #12/15 4.5★
Glass Houses by Louise Penny #13/15 5★
White Nights by Ann Cleeves #2/7
Shoot to Thrill by P.J. Tracy #5/8
Flesh House by Stuart MacBride #4/12
Genesis by Karin Slaughter #3/8 5★
Broken by Karin Slaughter #4/8
The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman #3/5
The Merchant's Tale by Ann Swinfen #4/6
The Preacher by Camilla Läckberg #2/10
A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill AA #2/10 4★
Miles Off Course by Sulari Gentill #3/10 4★
Paving the New Road by Sulari Gentill #4/10 4★
Gentlemen Formerly Dressed by Sulari Gentill #5/10 4★
A Murder Unmentioned by Sulari Gentill #6/10 5★
Give the Devil His Due by Sulari Gentill #7/10 4.5★
Revisionary by Jim C. Hines #4/4 4★
Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz #3/4
Dark Past by Catherine Lee AA #2/63.5★
Dark Secrets by Catherine Lee #3/6 4★
Dark Chemistry by Catherine Lee #4/6 4★
Dead Scared by Sharon J. Bolton #2/4
Flesh House by Stuart MacBride #4/13
Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart #2/5 4★
Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart 4★ #3/5
Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit by Amy Stewart #4/5 4★
Kopp Sisters on the March by Amy Stewart #5/5 4★

Kindle books:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Normal People by Sally Rooney Dracul by Dacre Stoker Girl Waits with Gun (Kopp Sisters, #1) by Amy Stewart The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Midnight Mayor (Matthew Swift, #2) by Kate Griffin The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Children of Time (Children of Time #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi The Soldier's Curse (Monsarrat #1) by Meg Keneally A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Touch by Claire North The House of Silk (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Anthony Horowitz Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson Tombland (Matthew Shardlake, #7) by C.J. Sansom Pachinko by Min Jin Lee The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite, #1) by Robert Dugoni Himself by Jess Kidd The Last Train by Sue Lawrence NOS4R2 by Joe Hill The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor Jar City (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries #1) by Arnaldur Indriðason Snowblind (Dark Iceland #1) by Ragnar Jónasson Wintering by Krissy Kneen The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3) by Dean Koontz The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson A Few Right Thinking Men (Rowland Sinclair, #1) by Sulari Gentill The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon, #1) by Daniel Silva I'm Traveling Alone (Holger Munch & Mia Kruger, #1) by Samuel Bjørk

Hardbacks/Paperbacks:
MI5 and Me A Coronet Among the Spooks by Charlotte Bingham Dear Fahrenheit 451 Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby Less by Andrew Sean Greer The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton Becoming by Michelle Obama The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende The River in the Sky A Poem by Clive James The Wind Is Not a River by Brian Payton The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Royal Flush (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #3) by Rhys Bowen History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund Penguin Bloom The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family by Cameron Bloom A Time of Love and Tartan (44 Scotland Street, #12) by Alexander McCall Smith Any Ordinary Day Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life by Leigh Sales Blackwater Moon by B. Michael Radburn To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1) by Harper Lee The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah The Scoop by Terence J. Quinn

Next in Series:
Love Story, With Murders (Fiona Griffiths, #2) by Harry Bingham The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths (Fiona Griffiths, #3) by Harry Bingham This Thing of Darkness (Fiona Griffiths, #4) by Harry Bingham Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews Where the Dead Lie (Sebastian St. Cyr, #12) by C.S. Harris Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr, #13) by C.S. Harris Who Slays the Wicked (Sebastian St. Cyr, #14) by C.S. Harris Divided in Death (In Death, #18) by J.D. Robb Visions in Death (In Death, #19) by J.D. Robb Survivor In Death (In Death, #20) by J.D. Robb I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce, #4) by Alan Bradley Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5) by Alan Bradley The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6) by Alan Bradley Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4) by Tess Gerritsen Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, #5) by Tess Gerritsen A Great Reckoning (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #12) by Louise Penny Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13) by Louise Penny White Nights (Shetland Island, #2) by Ann Cleeves Shoot to Thrill (Monkeewrench, #5) by P.J. Tracy Flesh House (Logan McRae, #4) by Stuart MacBride Undone (Will Trent, #3) by Karin Slaughter Broken (Will Trent, #4) by Karin Slaughter The Burning Page (The Invisible Library, #3) by Genevieve Cogman The Merchant's Tale (Oxford Medieval Mysteries, #4) by Ann Swinfen The Preacher (Fjällbacka #2) by Camilla Läckberg A Decline in Prophets (Rowland Sinclair #2) by Sulari Gentill Miles Off Course (Rowland Sinclair #3) by Sulari Gentill Paving the New Road by Sulari Gentill Gentlemen Formerly Dressed (Rowland Sinclair, #5) by Sulari Gentill A Murder Unmentioned (Rowland Sinclair #6) by Sulari Gentill Give the Devil His Due (Rowland Sinclair #7) by Sulari Gentill Revisionary (Magic Ex Libris, #4) by Jim C. Hines Hellbent (Orphan X, #3) by Gregg Hurwitz Getting Warmer (Cato Kwong, #2) by Alan Carter Dark Past (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery, #2) by Catherine Lee Dark Secrets (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery, #3) by Catherine Lee Dark Chemistry (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery #4) by Catherine Lee Dead Scared (Lacey Flint, #2) by Sharon J. Bolton Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Kopp Sisters, #2) by Amy Stewart Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions (Kopp Sisters #3) by Amy Stewart Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit (Kopp Sisters, #4) by Amy Stewart Kopp Sisters on the March (Kopp Sisters, #5) by Amy Stewart


Veronica ⭐️ | 2244 comments Great challenge Carolyn. I will be following on and looking forward to your posts.


message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68791 comments Mod
Excellent challenge Carolyn :) You'll be VERY interested in one of our Annual Challenges ......


message 4: by MaryG2E (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 851 comments Exactly my sentiments Carolyn. I too wish to reduce the number of unread books on my own shelves, both physical and electronic.


message 5: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 7844 comments Veronica ⭐️ wrote: "Great challenge Carolyn. I will be following on and looking forward to your posts."

Thanks Veronica :)


message 6: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 7844 comments Brenda wrote: "Excellent challenge Carolyn :) You'll be VERY interested in one of our Annual Challenges ......"

That sounds VERY intriguing Brenda!!
One reason I'm posting the books here with their covers is so I can try to incorporate them into challenges. It really helped last year (although I haven't managed to complete that challenge yet....)


message 7: by Carolyn (last edited Dec 11, 2018 08:53PM) (new)

Carolyn | 7844 comments MaryG2E wrote: "Exactly my sentiments Carolyn. I too wish to reduce the number of unread books on my own shelves, both physical and electronic."

I think it would work better as a strategy if I stopped acquiring new books at at the same time! A total lack of self restraint I'm afraid!


message 8: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 4462 comments Great challenge, Carolyn. Good luck and happy reading in 2019!


message 9: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 7844 comments Thanks Sharon :)


message 10: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68791 comments Mod
Carolyn wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Excellent challenge Carolyn :) You'll be VERY interested in one of our Annual Challenges ......"

That sounds VERY intriguing Brenda!!
One reason I'm posting the books here with the..."


I agree - seeing the covers easily is half the battle!


message 11: by Carolyn (last edited Dec 26, 2019 06:12PM) (new)

Carolyn | 7844 comments Half way through this year I also set up a bookshelf for all my Annual Challenge books for the year from 6 different challenges.

That's also been really helpful in seeing how many I have left to read and what I can use in other challenges so I'll be doing it again this year.

I'm also stealing Li'l Owl's idea and listing links to my annual challenges here to help me keep track of them:

Dec 27 update: COMPLETED 10/10 Annual Challenges

✔ 36 /36 AR Aussie Authors: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
✔ 36/ 36 AR Aussie Author COLOURS: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
✔ 37 /36 AR Seriously Series: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
✔ 26 /26 AR A-Z Titles: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
✔ 26/ 26 Aussie Crime: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
✔ 26/26 Aussie Crime A-Z Authors: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
✔ 62/ 40 AWW Challenge: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
✔ 25 /25 Motley challenge https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
✔ 12 /12 12+4 challenge https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
✔ 26 /26 (titles) & 26 /26 (authors) A Good Thriller A-Z: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
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message 12: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Ideiosepius | 1825 comments Massive list - And I can see some books I am very fond of in there... happy reading!


message 13: by Kylie (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Terrific idea Carolyn! Good luck with it, and very happy reading to you in 2019! xo :)


message 14: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 7844 comments Thanks Deborah and Kylie - I think there's enough on the list for 2 years of challenge. Lots to choose from!


message 15: by Krystal (new)

Krystal (krystallee6363) | 1572 comments An impressive list, Carolyn! Goodluck!!


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