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Ellen | 2051 comments It's going to be a great reading year!!


message 2: by Ellen (last edited Dec 18, 2019 05:22AM) (new)

Ellen | 2051 comments PBT Monthly Tag:

January - action/adventure: The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
February - life: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love - Dani Shapiro
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
March - debut: White Chrysanthemum - Mary Lunn Bracht
Rabbit Cake - Annie Hartnett
You - Caroline Kepnes
Natural Attraction: A Field Guide to Friends, Frenemies, and Other Symbiotic Animal Relationships - Iris Gotlieb
April - history: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - David Grann
May - beautiful: Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them - Randy Christensen
June - retellings: Dawn of the Dreadfuls - Steve Hockensmith
July - London - Dear Mrs. Bird - A. J. Pearce
In This Grave Hour - Jacqueline Winspear
August - 21st Century - Educated - Tara Westover
September - cultural -Stay with Me - Ayobami Adebayo
October - crime fiction - The Dark Root - Archer Mayor
November - American history -When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II - Molly Guptill Manning
December - 2005: Love Walked In - Marisa De Los Santos


message 3: by Ellen (last edited Dec 12, 2019 04:59PM) (new)

Ellen | 2051 comments 1. Snow Bound - Blake Crouch
✔ 2. Keeping Faith - Jodi Picoult
✔ 3. Silent Joe - T. Jefferson Parker
4. HIgh Crimes - Michael Kodas
5. Tell No Lies - Julie Compton
6. The Madonnas of Leningrad - Debra Dean
7. The Barkeep - William Lashner
8. The Cutting Room - Jillianne Hoffman
9. Naked Came the Phoenix - Marcia Talley
10. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
11. The House at Riverton - Kate Morton
✔ 12. Three Wishes - Liane Moriarty
13. People I Want to Punch in the Throat - Jen Mann
14. The Bone Box - Gregg Olsen
15. Out of Sorts - Aurelie Valognes
✔ 16. Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
✔ 17. Skeletons at the Feast - Chris Bohjalian
18. Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly - Agatha Christie
✔19. Blood Defense - Marcia Clark
20. Timebound - Rysa Walker
21. Follow You Home - Mark Edwards
22. Laguna Heat - T. Jefferson Parker
✔ 23. The Witnesses - James Patterson
✔ 24. Pretty Little Things - Jilianne Hoffman
25. Violent Crimes - Philip Margolin
26. The Pearl that Broke its Shell - Nadia Hashimi
27. Lockout - John J. Nance
✔ 28. Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
29. The Hearts of Men - Nikolas Butler
✔ 30. The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
31. Demelza (Poldark #2) - Winston Graham
✔ 32. Neighborly - Ellie Monago
33. Love Walked In - Marissa de los Santos
✔ 34. The First Law - John Lescroart
35. I Will Never Leave You - S. M. Thayer
36. The Lake House - Kate Morton


message 4: by Ellen (last edited Dec 18, 2019 05:24AM) (new)

Ellen | 2051 comments Expand Our PBT Horizons

1. Iraq: Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story - Jennifer Roy
2. Portugal: 300 Days of Sun - Deborah Lawrenson
3. North Korea: White Chrysanthemum - Mary Lynn Bracht
4. Italy: Playing with Fire - Tess Gerritsen
5. Brazil: The Silence of the Rain - Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
6. Greece: Nights of Rain and Stars - Maeve Binchy
7. Syria: this life or the next: a novel - Demian Vitanza
8. Australia: The Last Anniversary - Liane Moriarty
9. Egypt: Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie
10. Spain: All This I Will Give to You - Delores Redondo
11. Native American: Tracks - Louise Erdrich
12. Dominican Republic - The Color of My Words - Lynn Joseph


message 5: by Ellen (last edited Dec 29, 2019 03:20PM) (new)

Ellen | 2051 comments Read 100 Books:

1. The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
2. Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story -Jennifer Roy
3. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place - Alan Bradley
4. Blood Defense - Marcia Clark
5. Flygirl - Sherri L. Smith
6. How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals - Sy Montgomery
7. Love, Lies and Liquor M. C. Beaton
8. The House at the End of Hope Street - Menna van Praag
9. The Murder on the Links - Agatha Christie
10. In Plain Sight - C. J. Box
11. What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty
12. Clock Dance - Anne Tyler
13. The Paragon Hotel - Lyndsay Faye
14. Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
15. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love - Dani Shapiro
16. Kissing Christmas Goodbye - M. C. Beaton
17. Skeletons at the Feast - Chris Bohjalian
18. The Polygamist's Daughter - Anna LeBaron
19. The A.B.C. Murders - Agatha Christie
20. 300 Days of Sun - Deborah Lawrenson
21. The Ballad of Black Bart - Loren Estleman
22. Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
23. Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital - Eric Manheimer, MD
24. A Spoonful of Poison - M. C. Beaton
25. White Chrysanthemum - Mary Lynn Bracht
26. Switchblade - Michael Connelly
27. The Secret of the Old Clock - Carolyn Keene
28. Rabbit Cake - Annie Hartnett
29. Young Jane Young - Gabrielle Zevin
30. The First Law - John Lescroart
31. Wishtree - Katherine Applegate
32. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall- Carolyn Keene
33. There Goes the Bride - M. C. Beaton
34. You - Caroline Kepnes
35. Natural Attraction - Iris Gotlieb
36. Gregor the Overlander - Suzanne Collins
37. White Houses - Amy Bloom
38. The Boy in the Suitcase - Lena Kaaberbol
39. Three Wishes Liane Moriarty
40. That Night - Chevy Stevens
41. Stella Bain - Anita Shreve
42. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - David Grann
43. Playing with Fire - Tess Gerritsen
44. Heart of Ice - Gregg Olsen
45. The Library of Lost and Found - Phaedra Patrick
46. Whiter Than Snow - Sandra Dallas
47. Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body - M. C. Beaton
48. Under One Roof: Lessons I Learned from a Tough Old Woman in a Little Old House - Barry Martin
49. The Silence of the Rain - Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
50. The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
51. Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them - Randy Christensen
52. As the Pig Turns - M. C. Beaton
53. Pretty Little Things - Jilliane Hoffman
54. Whistling In the Dark - Lesley Kagen
55. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science - Atul Gawande
56. Hiss and Hers - M. C. Beaton
57. The Rest of the Story - Sarah Dessen
58. Nights of Rain and Stars - Maeve Binchy
59. The Tumbling Turner Sisters - Juliette Fay
60. The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
61. To Night Owl from Dogfish - Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
62. The Bookshop- Penelope Fitzgerald
63. Dawn of the Dreadfuls - Steve Hockensmith
64. The Current - Tim Johnston
65. The River - Peter Heller
66. The Mother-in-Law - Sally Hepworth
67. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead - M. C. Beaton
68. Ask Again, Yes - Mary Beth Keane
69. Things My Son Needs to Know about the World - Fredrik Backman
70. Run Away - Harlan Coben
71. The Witnesses - James Patterson
72. Dear Mrs. Bird - A. J. Pearce
73. In This Grave Hour - Jacqueline Winspear
74. The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
75. this life or the next: a novel - Demian Vitanza
76. The Blood of an Englishman - M. C. Beaton
77. The Road to Grantchester - James Runcie
78. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
79. Day After Night - Anita Diamant
80. When the Lights Go Out -Mary Kubica
81. Educated - Tara Westover
82. Dishing the Dirt - M. C. Beaton
83. Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
84. The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks
85. The Chain - Adrian McKinty
86. Once in a Blue Moon Lodge - Lorna Landvik
87. Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America - Bill Geist
88. The Last Anniversary - Liane Moriarty
89. Draculas - Crouch, Kilborn, Strand and Wilson
90. Pushing up Daisies - M. C. Beaton
91. First Thrills - Various Authors
92. Stay with Me - Ayobami Adebayo
93. Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie
94. Silent Joe - T. Jefferson Parker
95. Agatha Raisin and the Witches' Tree- M. C. Beaton
96. The Forever Bridge - T. Greenwood
97. Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult
98. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender
99. Never Have I Ever - Joshilyn Jackson
100. Have You Eaten Grandma? - Gyles Brandreth
101. The Dark Root - Archer Mayor
102. Neighborly - Ellie Monago
103. The Woman in the Window - A. J. Finn
104. All This I Will Give to You - Delores Redondo
105. Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales- Stephen King
106. The Bird House - Kelly Simmons
107. Tracks - Louise Erdrich
108. When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II - Molly Guptill Manning
109. Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
110. Elevator Pitch- Linwood Barclay
111. Cilka's Journey - Heather Morris
112. People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Volume 1 - Jen Mann
113. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek - Kim Michele Richardson
114. The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan
115. The Night Fire - Michael Connelly
116. Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer - M. C. Beaton
117. Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas - Adam Kay
118. Keeping Faith - Jodi Picoult
119. The Color of My Words - Lynn Joseph
120. Love Walked In - Marisa De Los Santos
121. Things You Save in a Fire - Katherine Center
122. The Guardians - John Grisham
123. Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
124. Pumpkinheads - Rainbow Rowell
125. The Last Romantics - Tara Conklin


message 6: by Ellen (last edited Aug 01, 2019 04:43AM) (new)

Ellen | 2051 comments ✔ Modern Mrs. Darcy:

✔ 1. A book you've been meaning to read - Blood Defense - Marcia Clark
✔ 2. A book about a topic that fascinates you -Natural Attraction: A Field Guide to Friends, Frenemies, and Other Symbiotic Animal Relationships - Iris Gotlieb
✔ 3. A book in the backlist of a favorite author - In Plain Sight - C. J. box
✔ 4. A book recommended by someone with great taste - Gregor the Overlander - Suzanne Collins
✔ 5. Three books by the same author:
Love, Lies and Liquor - M. C. Beaton
Kissing Christmas Goodbye - M. C. Beaton
A Spoonful of Poison - M. C, Beaton
✔ 6. A book you chose for the cover - How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals - Sy Montgomery
✔ 7. A book by an author who is new to you - The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
✔ 8. A book in translation - The Boy in the Suitcase - Lena Kaaberbol
✔ 9. A book outside your (genre) comfort zone - The Ballad of Black Bart - Loren Estleman
✔ 10. A book published before you were born - The Murder on the Links - Agatha Christie


message 7: by Ellen (last edited Dec 18, 2019 05:26AM) (new)

Ellen | 2051 comments 50 Off That Constantly Growing TBR!

1. The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
2. Blood Defense - Marcia Clark
3. In Plain Sight - C. J. Box
4. What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty
5. Clock Dance - Anne Tyler
6. The Paragon Hotel - Lyndsay Faye
7. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love- Dani Shapiro
8. Skeletons at the Feast - Chris Bohjalian
9. Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
10. Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital - Eric Manheimer, MD
11. The First Law - John Lescroart
12. Three Wishes - Liane Moriarty
13. That Night - Chevy Stevens
14. Stella Bain - Anita Shreve
15. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - David Grann
16. Playing with Fire - Tess Gerritsen
17. Heart of Ice - Gregg Olsen
18. The Library of Lost and Found - Phaedra Patrick
19. Whiter Than Snow - Sandra Dallas
20. Under One Roof: Lessons I Learned from a Tough Old Woman in a Little Old House - Barry Martin
21. The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
22. Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them - Randy Christensen
23. Pretty Little Things - Jilliane Hoffman
24. Whistling In the Dark - Lesley Kagen
25. The Tumbling Turner Sisters - Juliette Fay
26. The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
27. To Night Owl from Dogfish - Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
28. Ask Again, Yes - Mary Beth Keane
29. Things My Son Needs to Know about the World - Fredrik Backman
30. Run Away - Harlan Coben
31. The Witnesses - James Patterson
32. In This Grave Hour - Jacqueline Winspear
33. The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
34. this life or the next: a novel - Demian Vitanza
35. Day After Night - Day After NIght
36. When the Lights Go Out - Mary Kubica
37. Educated - Tara Westover
38. Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
39. The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks
40. Once in a Blue Moon Lodge - Lorna Landvik
41. The Last Anniversary - Liane Moriarty
42. Draculas - Crouch, Kilborn, Strand and Wilson
43. First Thrills - Various Authors
44. Stay with Me - Ayobami Adebayo
45. Silent Joe - T. Jefferson Parker
46. The Forever Bridge - T. Greenwood
47. Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult
48. Never Have I Ever - Joshilyn Jackson
49. The Dark Root - Archer Mayor
50. Neighborly - Ellie Monago
51. The Woman in the Window - A. J. Finn
52. All This I Will Give to You - Delores Redondo
53. The Bird House - Kelly Simmons
54. When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II - Molly Guptill Manning
55. Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
56. People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Volume 1 - Jen Mann
57. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek - Kim Michele Richardson
58. The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan
59. Keeping Faith - Jodi Picoult
60. Love Walked In - Marisa De Los Santos


message 8: by Joni (new)

Joni | 599 comments I’m just going to follow you my friend....I hope my new endeavor does not impede my 2019 reading.


message 9: by Ellen (new)

Ellen | 2051 comments Joni wrote: "I’m just going to follow you my friend....I hope my new endeavor does not impede my 2019 reading."
If it does, at least it is for a wonderful reason. Getting your LTA is important and you'll be so glad you did.


message 10: by Ellen (last edited Aug 01, 2019 04:43AM) (new)

Ellen | 2051 comments ✔ Schertz Public Library 2019 Book Nerd Challenge:

✔ 1. book set in a library or with the word "library" in the title - The Library of Lost and Found - Phaedra Patrick
✔ 2. book with a one word title - Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love - Dani Shapiro
✔l 3. book from the 2019 Library Reads list - The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
✔ 4. book published the year you were born - The Ghost of Blackwood Hall - Carolyn Keene
✔ 5. new to you author - White Chrysanthemum - Mary Lynn Bracht
✔ 6. book with a beautiful cover - Whiter Than Snow - Sandra Dallas
✔ 7. book with food in the title - Rabbit Cake - Annie Hartnett
✔ 8. book set in your home state or country - Playing with Fire - Tess Gerritsen
✔ 9. book from your childhood - The Secret of the Old Clock - Carolyn Keene
✔ 10. book with over 350 pages - The First Law - John Lescroart
✔ 11. book by an author of color - Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
✔ 12. non-fiction book of your choice - The Polygamist's Daughter - Anna LeBaron
✔ 13. cookbook - Hungry Girl Simply 6: All-Natural Recipes with 6 Ingredients or Less - Lisa Lillien
✔ 14. book about a U.S. president or first lady - White Houses - Amy Bloom
✔ 15. book about something that scares you - You - Caroline Kepnes
✔ 16. book from a celebrity book club - Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
✔ 17. book you gave a report on in school - Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
✔ 18. book on health/wellness - Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science - Atul Gawande
✔ 19. book set on another continent - Skeletons at the Feast - Chris Bohjalian
✔ 20. book that makes you happy - Three Wishes - Liane Moriarty
✔ 21. book with a character you can relate to - Under One Roof: Lessons I Learned from a Tough Old Woman in a Little Old House - Barry Martin
✔ 22. book from a genre you don't typically read - The Ballad of Black Bart - Loren Estleman
✔ 23. book recommended by someone else - Gregor the Overlander - Suzanne Collins
✔ 24. book with a number in the title - Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital - Eric Manheimer, MD
✔ 25. book you have seen the movie for, but haven't read - The A.B.C. Murders - Agatha Christie


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