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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments I'm a public services librarian, so I read. A lot. Last year I broke 600 titles.

Most of my reading is picture books and mid-grade, because of work, but I always have a Kindle book on the go, an audiobook or two for my commute and for working out, and a physical book or two to top it off. It adds up.

For 2019, I'm starting out aiming to break at least 250. I'll adjust my goal again as needed (same as the last few years). My bigger goals, more than just the numbers, are to read new books (breaking out of my usual ruts), and write more reviews. I'm looking forward to the monthly challenges, etc. here to help with that!


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments Monthly Totals

To help track my progress

Jan: 79 total titles
61 books
0 graphic novels
18 picture books
Feb: 63 total titles
34 books
2 graphic novels
27 picture books
Mar: 69 total titles
11 books
24 graphic novels
34 picture books
Apr: 60 total titles
22 books
24 graphic novels
14 picture books
May: 63 total titles
50 books
5 graphic novels
8 picture books
Jun: 69 total titles
48 books
10 graphic novels
11 picture books
Jul: 78 total titles
52 books
6 graphic novels
20 picture books
Aug: 84 total titles
50 books
7 graphic novels
27 picture books
Sep: 56 titles
50 books
0 graphic novels
6 picture books
Oct: 68 titles
47 books
1 graphic novel
20 picture books
Nov: 75 titles
51 books
2 graphic novels
22 picture books
Dec: 78 total titles
51 books
2 graphic novels
25 picture books


Total Books: 527
Total Graphic Novels: 83
Total Picture Books: 232

Grand Total : 842


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments A-Z Challenge

Read a book beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Will try to count as few picture books as possible - read way too many of those for this to be a challenge otherwise!

Working on this in another group too (Drop Everything & Read). Like last year, this will be my main Challenge Tracking Hub... so here it is :)

A: After Math (Off the Subject, #1) by Denise Grover Swank Anarchy Found (SuperAlpha, #1) by J.A. Huss Ajax's Harpy Holiday (Dragonfin Mated #1) by Mychal Daniels Alpha Rancher Bear (Bears of Pinerock County, #3) by Zoe Chant Alpha's Challenge (Bad Boy Alphas, #4) by Renee Rose Alien Warrior's Captive Bride (Draconian Warriors, #1) by Juno Wells Abducting Abby (Dragon Lords of Valdier, #1) by S.E. Smith Anxious Love (Love Sick, #1) by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke A.D.I.D.A.S. All Day I Dream About S*x (Get Some Book 1) by Frankie Love Alien Bonds (Wakanreo, #1) by Carmen Webster Buxton
B: Big Win (Brit Boys Sports, #2) by J.H. Croix Bruiser (Seattle Sharks #7) by Samantha Whiskey Butterface (The Hartigans, #1) by Avery Flynn Beauty and the Beefcake by Pippa Grant Beastly Bones (Jackaby, #2) by William Ritter The Book Without Words A Fable of Medieval Magic by Avi Byron Heartbreaker Bear (Shifters of Denver, #2) by Candace Ayers Beautifully Broken (Reckless Bastards MC, #1) by KB Winters Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3) by Gail Carriger Barbarian (Alien Barbarians of Zandipor, #1) by Kim Fox Basic Instinct (Shifters of Darkness Falls #1) by Jasmin Quinn
C: Claimed by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates, #1) by Felicity Heaton The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes, #1) by Nancy Springer The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Enola Holmes, #2) by Nancy Springer The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (Enola Holmes, #3) by Nancy Springer The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (Enola Holmes, #4) by Nancy Springer The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Enola Holmes, #5) by Nancy Springer The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye (Enola Holmes, #6) by Nancy Springer Cash (CAOS MC, #2) by KB Winters Claiming Mine (Unforgiven Riders MC #1) by Amy Davies Clipped Wings by Betty Shreffler
D: Dead Eye (Tiger's Eye Mystery, #1) by Alyssa Day The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy Deputy Bear (Bear Patrol, #5) by Scarlett Grove Downshift (Skid Row Kings, #1) by Winter Travers Down & Dirty #1 by J.H. Croix Down & Dirty #2 (Shameless Southern Nights) by J.H. Croix Down & Dirty #3 (Shameless Southern Nights) by J.H. Croix Dear Adam by Kelsie Stelting Dirty English (English, #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills Detour (Beautiful Biker, #1) by D.D. Prince Devlin's Darling (The Quasar Lineage, #4) by Pearl Tate
E: Exposed (Oath Keepers MC, #2) by Sapphire Knight Eensy-Weensy Monster 1 (Eensy-Weensy Monster, #1) by Masami Tsuda Eensy-Weensy Monster 2 (Eensy Weensy Monster, #2) by Masami Tsuda Elijah's Hope (Alaska Dating Games, #1) by S. Doyle
F: Falling for the Feral Professor A Paranormal Werewolf Romance Standalone Book by Amalia Altman The Foreplay (Hemsworth Brothers #2) by Haleigh Lovell Forbidden Crown (Princes of Avce, #1) by Victoria Pinder The Fae Next Door by Cherie Marks Felix (The Ninth Inning #1) by Mary Smith Fugitive Mate (Silverlake Shifters, #1) by Anastasia Wilde Folded Book Art 35 beautiful projects to transform your books—create cards, display scenes, decorations, gifts, and more by Clare Youngs The Friend Zone (End of the Line #1) by Sariah Wilson Fherin (Kanosian Warriors, #3) by C.R Corbin Fated For The Bear (Banford and Beauty Bears, #1) by Mina Carter Full Court Press (Courting Love, #1) by Sierra Hill
G: Game Misconduct (The Dartmouth Cobras, #1) by Bianca Sommerland Grizzly Mountain (Arcadian Bears, #1) by Becca Jameson Gruff Ass in Love (Hard, Fast, and Forever, #3) by Sasha Burke Gerard's Beauty (Kingdom, #2) by Marie Hall Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby, #3) by William Ritter Grudge Puck A Hockey Romance (Colorado Blizzard, #2) by June Winters Growl (MC Bear Mates, #0.5) by Becca Fanning Go Hard by B.B. Hamel The Grisly Grizzlies Lachlan (The Grizzly Bear Shifters of Redemption Creek, #1) by Kim Fox The Grisly Grizzlies Caleb (The Grizzly Bear Shifters of Redemption Creek, #2) by Kim Fox The Grisly Grizzlies Kneecap (The Grizzly Bear Shifters of Redemption Creek, #3) by Kim Fox
H: Huddle With Me Tonight (New York Sabers Football, #1) by Farrah Rochon A Honeybun and Coffee by Sam Cheever Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2) by Kerri Maniscalco Hot Cop Next Door A Second Chance Romance by Brooke Noelle Her Reluctant Rancher (Return to Stone Creek, #1) by Anne Marie Novark Hosed (Happy Cat, #1) by Pippa Grant Hard Ass in Love (Hard, Fast and Forever, #2) by Sasha Burke Hardball by C.D. Reiss The Hard Way by Katie Ashley Hot as Puck (Bad Motherpuckers, #1) by Lili Valente Hate F*@k The Complete Story (The Horus Group #1-3; Forbidden Bodyguards #1) by Ainsley Booth
I: If You Could Only See (Buchanan Brothers #1) by M.E. Clayton I Dare You by Ilsa Madden-Mills I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills I Hate You by Ilsa Madden-Mills Invasion of the Heart by Olivia Myers Isabella and the Slipper by Victorine E. Lieske I Will Surprise My Friend! (Elephant & Piggie, #6) by Mo Willems Ice Planet Barbarians (Ice Planet Barbarians, #1) by Ruby Dixon
J: #Jerk by Kat T. Masen Jackaby (Jackaby, #1) by William Ritter Just Between Us by Bri Stone Jayce (Shifters of Timber Rock #1) by Amber Ella Monroe Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan Jingle Belle (Moonchuckle Bay #0.5) by Heather Horrocks Just Married by Rory Reynolds
K: Kissed by Fire (Dragonkeepers, #1) by Kimber White Kincaid (Cerberus MC, #1) by Marie James Kai (Dark Assassins, #1) by Valerie Ullmer Kor'ven (Warriors of the Karuvar, #2) by Alana Serra
L: Link'd Up (Dead Presidents MC, #1) by Harley Stone Lost in Shadow (Shadow Walkers, #1) by Cynthia Luhrs Long by B.B. Hamel Lord St. Claire's Angel by Donna Lea Simpson Literary Knits 30 Patterns Inspired by Favorite Books by Nikol Lohr A Lion's Cage a Lion Shifters novel (Paranormal Africa The Lion Shifters Book 0) by Ella Wilde Lin's Challenge (Intergalactic Officers #1) by Mara Jaye A Little Bit Haunted by Melody Summers The Librarian from the Black Lagoon (Moonchuckle Bay #7.5) by Heather Horrocks
M: Muffin Top (The Hartigans, #2) by Avery Flynn March Book One (March, #1) by John Lewis March Book Two (March, #2) by John Lewis March Book Three (March, #3) by John Lewis Match Cats Three Tails of Love by H.L. Burke Mating the Alpha by Candace Ayers Max (Club Crimson, #1) by Terry Bolryder Mr. Pink (The Case Brothers, #1) by Tessa Layne Mick (CAOS MC , #1) by KB Winters Minotaur Blooded (The Bestial Tribe, #1) by Naomi Lucas Mountain Man Cake (Mountain Men of Linesworth #2) by Frankie Love
N: Not You It's Me (Boston Love, #1) by Julie Johnson The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us by Rosanna Pansino The Novel Approach (Love Between the Pages #1) by Heather Guimond Nathan Billionaire Bear (Shifters of Denver, #1) by Candace Ayers Nickel (Fallen Lords MC, #1) by Winter Travers
O: Outlaw (Satan's Saints MC #1) by Bella Love-Wins Once Upon A Beast A Billionaire Fairytale Romance by KB Winters Out of Bounds by Lauren Blakely Orion (Star Guardians, #1) by Ruby Lionsdrake One True Mate (Westin Pack #1) by Julie Trettel Outfoxing the Alpha (Southern Shifters Saga #0.5) by C.J. Beaumont Obsessed With His Curvy Girl (NAVY SEAL AND BBW ROMANCE SERIES Book 1) by Autumn Summers
P: The Play (Brit Boys Sports, #1) by J.H. Croix The Prince Problem by Vivian Vande Velde PROM KING by Penny Wylder The Perks of Dating You (Perks Book 1) by Stephanie Street Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles Puck Me Secretly (Vancouver Wolves Hockey, #1) by Odette Stone Possession (Stone Creek University #3) by Lainey Davis Paax (Warriors Of Sangrin, #1) by Nancey Cummings Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge Perfect Summer (The Lone Stars, #1) by Katie Graykowski Phoenix Steel Cobras MC by Evie Monroe
Q: Quest of the Alpha (Sierra Moon #1) by Claire Ryann
R: Rebel Heart by L.K. Farlow Real Men Howl (Real Men Shift, #1) by Celia Kyle Ryker (Kings of Korruption MC #1) by Geri Glenn A Royal Shade of Blue (Modern Royals #1) by Aven Ellis Rawlings (Undercover Shifter, #1) by Ally Summers Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1) by Nalini Singh Rock Hard (Rock Kiss, #2) by Nalini Singh Rhavos (Warriors Of The Karuvar, #3) by Alana Serra Red and Her Wolf (Kingdom, #3) by Marie Hall Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2) by Simone Elkeles Rugged (A True Mountain Man #2) by Frankie Love
S: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Scoring the Keeper's Sister (Mr. Match #1) by Delancey Stewart Space Dragon (Queens Of Draxos, #2) by Scarlett Grove Swear to Me (Clarke Brothers Series, #2) by Lilian Monroe Straw into Gold Fairy Tales Re-spun by Hilary McKay The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1) by Sara Ney Stacked (Devil's Bastards MC, #1) by Aviva Blakeman Super Over You (Super in Love, #1) by Jamie Knight Super Not Into You (Super in Love, #2) by Jamie Knight Savage Surrender (The Devil's Dires #1) by Ellis Leigh Saving the Preacher's Daughter (Dogs of Fire MC Savannah Chapter, #1) by Piper Davenport
T: Tempt Him (ManTrap Book 1) by Olivia Jaymes Tell Me (Me, #1) by Abigail Strom Taken By The Beast (Alcyran Chronicles, #1) by Anya Summers T.Y.P.O. Take Your Pants Off (Get Some Book 3) by Frankie Love Neither Here nor There Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson A Tiger's Treasure (Tiger Protectors, #2) by Terry Bolryder Take a Chance on Me A friends to lovers sports romance by Jaqueline Snowe Taken by the Mechanic (Curvy Librarians Book 2) by Anna Heskin Thorn (Bears of Burden, #1) by Candace Ayers Tristian (Blackbeary Creek, #2) by Ruby Shae The Trouble with You (Rixon Raiders, #1) by L.A. Cotton
U: Until Cobi (Until Her/Him, #7) by Aurora Rose Reynolds Unforeseen Riot (Riot MC, #1) by Karen Renee Undiscovered (Amoveo Rising #1) by Sara Humphreys Undenied (The Amoveo Legend, #2.5) by Sara Humphreys The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back (The Ugly Stepsister Series) by Sariah Wilson Under Construction (Blue Collar Alpha Males) by Aria Cole Under Your Spell (Cajun Demons MC) by Cynthia Rayne
V: Viper (Sons of Sangue, #1) by Patricia A. Rasey The Vampire wants a Wife (Supernatural Dating Agency, #1) by Andie M. Long VLAD (Mechanics & Mayhem Book 1) by Kristine Mason Verkiir (Warriors Of The Karuvar, #1) by Alana Serra Vaant (The Galaxos Crew, #1) by Layla Nash The Viper (Untamed Hearts, #1) by Kele Moon Venomous Craving (Eok Warriors, #1) by Mary Auclair Vrehx (Conquered World, #1) by Elin Wyn Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown
W: Way to My Heart by Barbara C. Doyle Wreaking Havoc (Dead Presidents MC, #2) by Harley Stone Water Dragon (Element Dragons Book 4) by Alexis Davie Win by Submission (Against the Cage, #1) by Melynda Price The Wingman (Alpha Male, #1) by Natasha Anders The Wrong Man (Alpha Men, #3) by Natasha Anders Wookiee Cookies A Star Wars Cookbook by Robin Davis Watch Over (The DeLuca Family, #1) by Amy Reece The Wrong Bachelor by Alexandra Moody Wanted By The Outlaw by Serena Vale Warrior's Fate; Grahf Of The Ezrok (Warriors Of Ezrok, #1) by Vivian Venus
X: Xavier Bad Bear (Shifters of Denver Book 3) by Candace Ayers
Y:
Z: Zane (The Shifters of Colwood Firehouse, #1) by Kim Fox Zenobia by Morten Dürr A Zombie Ate My Cupcake! 25 deliciously weird cupcake recipes for halloween and other spooky occasions by Lily Vanilli Zorvak's Rescue (Compatibles, #1) by Hannah Davenport


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments Historical Romance Series Challenge

Goal: Addictive
Another personal challenge through another group. Complete the sets! I'm not holding myself to just 2019 for this one. It's an ongoing one for me year to year, as I aim to finish up a few series (and probably reread a number of books in the process!)

Series: Bedwyn Saga - Mary Balogh (9 books, including side works)
Have read 2/9

0.5 One Night for Love (Bedwyn Prequel 1)
A Summer to Remember (Bedwyn Prequels, #2) by Mary Balogh (Bedwyn Prequel 2) - read Oct 2017
1 Slightly Married
Slightly Wicked (Bedwyn Saga, #2) by Mary Balogh - read Apr 2017
3 Slightly Scandalous
4 Slightly Tempted
5 Slightly Sinful
6 Slightly Dangerous
6.5 Once Upon A Dream

Series: Mistress Series - Mary Balogh (4 books, including side work)

1 More Than a Mistress
2 No Man's Mistress
2.5 Now a Bride
3 The Secret Mistress

Series: Huxtable Quintet - Mary Balogh (5 books)

1 First Comes Marriage
2 Then Comes Seduction
3 At Last Comes Love
4 Seducing an Angel
5 A Secret Affair

Series: Emersons - Maureen Driscoll (6 books)
Reread the Kellington series from Maureen Driscoll last year, so on to the Emersons this year!

1 Always Come Home
2 Always True to Her
3 Always Have Hope
4 Always Believe in Love
5 Always Forever
6 Never and Always

Series: Secret Lives - Colleen Connally (3 books)

Seductive Secrets (Secret Lives, #1) by Carrie James Haynes - read Mar 2018
2 Broken Legacy
3 Seductive Lies

Series: The Dukes of War - Erica Ridley (8 novellas)

The Viscount's Christmas Temptation (The Dukes of War, #1) by Erica Ridley - reread Jul 2018
The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (The Dukes of War, #2) by Erica Ridley - reread Jul 2018
The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress (The Dukes of War, #3) by Erica Ridley - read Jul 2018
The Major's Faux Fiancée (The Dukes of War, #4) by Erica Ridley - reread Sep 2018
5 The Brigadier's Runaway Bride
6 The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway
7 The Duke's Accidental Wife
8 All I Want

Series: Cynfell Brothers - Samantha Holt (7 novellas)

Sinful Confessions (Cynfell Brothers #1) by Samantha Holt - read Oct 2018
Sinful Deeds (Cynfell Brothers, #2) by Samantha Holt - read Nov 2018
3 Sinful Liaisons
4 Sinful Cravings
5 Sinful Possession
6 Sinful Temptations
7 Sinful Secrets

More series to be added as I think of them, but these should get me started!


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments Reading based on cover colors. This appeals to my quirky sense of humor - what librarian hasn't had the "I can't remember the title but the cover was blue" sort of question?


1. White (or ivory, cream, bone, etc...):
After Math (Off the Subject, #1) by Denise Grover Swank The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle Howl for the Holidays by Keira Blackwood The Little Bear Book by Anthony Browne Bear in Love by Daniel Pinkwater How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure The Female Correspondent by E.A. Deverell Chee-Kee A Panda in Bearland by Sujean Rim Brave As Can Be A Book of Courage by Jo Witek All My Treasures A Book of Joy by Jo Witek In My Room A Book of Creativity and Imagination by Jo Witek Allie All Along by Sarah Lynne Reul Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol Press Here by Hervé Tullet Square by Mac Barnett Circle by Mac Barnett Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett Freight Train by Donald Crews When Sadness Is at Your Door by Eva Eland PROM KING by Penny Wylder Ruby & Rufus Love the Water by Olivier Dunrea A Royal Shade of Blue (Modern Royals #1) by Aven Ellis

2. Pink (rose, magenta, salmon, etc...).
Butterface (The Hartigans, #1) by Avery Flynn Eensy-Weensy Monster 1 (Eensy-Weensy Monster, #1) by Masami Tsuda Eensy-Weensy Monster 2 (Eensy Weensy Monster, #2) by Masami Tsuda Love, Z by Jessie Sima The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes, #1) by Nancy Springer Omegas (Vanguards, #1) by Annie Nicholas EndGames (NewsPrints, #2) by Ru Xu Way to My Heart by Barbara C. Doyle Forbidden Crown (Princes of Avce, #1) by Victoria Pinder Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles Watch Me Throw the Ball! (Elephant & Piggie, #8) by Mo Willems A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes Party Planning for a Lazy Crafternoon by Stella Fields

3. Red (maroon, brick, scarlet, etc...).
Zane (The Shifters of Colwood Firehouse, #1) by Kim Fox Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley Kissed by Fire (Dragonkeepers, #1) by Kimber White Firelight (Amulet, #7) by Kazu Kibuishi Perfect Square by Michael Hall Dear Adam by Kelsie Stelting Straw into Gold Fairy Tales Re-spun by Hilary McKay

4. Orange (apricot, ginger, carrot, etc...).
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins Is That My Cat? by Jonathan Allen This Is Texas by Miroslav Sasek Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig Down, Then Up by Beth Labonte Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena I Want to Be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor Guardians of Being by Eckhart Tolle

5. Yellow (blond, chartreuse, canary, etc...).
Bee Dance by Rick Chrustowski Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini Thank You, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony Julian Rodriguez #1 Trash Crisis on Earth by Alexander Stadler Hoop La! 100 Things to Do with Embroidery Hoops by Kirsty Neale Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps by Sophy Henn Beastly Bones (Jackaby, #2) by William Ritter Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson March Book One (March, #1) by John Lewis Piggies by Audrey Wood Supernova (Amulet, #8) by Kazu Kibuishi Thunder Pug by Kim Norman I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin Flight School (Flight School, #1) by Lita Judge Secret of the Time Tablets (Cleopatra in Space, #3) by Mike Maihack Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el Soulless The Manga, Vol. 3 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga, #3) by Gail Carriger

6. Green (sage, lime, jade, etc...).
Not His Christmas (Not This, #3.5) by Annie Nicholas Dead Eye (Tiger's Eye Mystery, #1) by Alyssa Day Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme by Donald J. Sobol Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues by Donald J. Sobol The Last Council (Amulet, #4) by Kazu Kibuishi Ace Dragon Ltd by Russell Hoban The Foreplay (Hemsworth Brothers #2) by Haleigh Lovell The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (Enola Holmes, #3) by Nancy Springer I'm a Frog! (Elephant and Piggie, #20) by Mo Willems The Library Book by Tom Chapin This Little Scientist A Discovery Primer by Joan Holub Sniff Snuff Snap by Lynley Dodd

7. Light Blue (teal, sky, cerulean, etc...).
The Play (Brit Boys Sports, #1) by J.H. Croix Big Win (Brit Boys Sports, #2) by J.H. Croix Muffin Top (The Hartigans, #2) by Avery Flynn Fabulous Fishes by Susan Stockdale In the Arms of the Alien by Olivia Myers Axen (Vortex Alien Warriors, #1) by Arcadia Shield Jane and the Dragon by Martin Baynton Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret UFOs by Donald J. Sobol Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems I'll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony I Do Not Like Books Anymore! by Daisy Hirst No Boring Stories by Julie Falatko Jackaby (Jackaby, #1) by William Ritter Chilly da Vinci by Jarrett Rutland The Good Egg by Jory John Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch by Donald J. Sobol Escape from Lucien (Amulet, #6) by Kazu Kibuishi Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Enola Holmes, #2) by Nancy Springer Space Dragon (Queens Of Draxos, #2) by Scarlett Grove Stood Up (Billionaire Up, #1) by Ryan Michele Night Games by T.K. Leigh The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel, #2) by Tui T. Sutherland The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1) by Sara Ney Love by Matt de la Pena Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2) by Simone Elkeles Soulless The Manga, Vol. 2 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga, #2) by Gail Carriger The Wrong Man (Alpha Men, #3) by Natasha Anders

8. Dark Blue (indigo, denim, navy, etc...).
Rescued by Tordin (Olodian Alien Warrior, #1) by Mychal Daniels Bear in a Bookshop (Bodyguard Shifters, #3) by Zoe Chant The Vampire wants a Wife (Supernatural Dating Agency, #1) by Andie M. Long Dragon Night by J.R. Krause Giraffes Cant Dance by Giles Andreae Rudolph Shines Again by Robert Lewis May Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins

9. Purple (lavender, plum, orchid, etc...).
I Love Ewe An Ode to Animal Moms by Aaron Zenz The Prince Problem by Vivian Vande Velde Prince of the Elves (Amulet, #5) by Kazu Kibuishi Because by Mo Willems Fluffy Strikes Back by Ashley Spires Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby, #3) by William Ritter The Rumpelstiltskin Problem by Vivian Vande Velde Grudge Puck A Hockey Romance (Colorado Blizzard, #2) by June Winters High Stakes A New Adult Novella by Sage Spelling Soulless The Manga, Vol. 1 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga, #1) by Gail Carriger Zenobia by Morten Dürr Vaant (The Galaxos Crew, #1) by Layla Nash Paax (Warriors Of Sangrin, #1) by Nancey Cummings Rornak's Command (Survival Wars, #4) by Hana Starr

10. Brown (tan, mahogany, coffee, etc...).
Dietrich (Bear Dating Agency, #1) by Becca Fanning Maxwell the Monkey Barber by Cale Atkinson Claimed by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates, #1) by Felicity Heaton Hosed (Happy Cat, #1) by Pippa Grant Schnitzel Von Krumm's Basketwork by Lynley Dodd

11. Black (grey, slate, coal, etc...).
Anarchy Found (SuperAlpha, #1) by J.A. Huss #Jerk by Kat T. Masen Hard Edge (Stone Creek University #1) by Lainey Davis Deep in the Pocket (Stone Creek University #2) by Lainey Davis Caught By The Dragon (Caught By Series, #1) by Tara Gill Fate's Plan by J.A. Low Pet Rescue Panther (Bodyguard Shifters, #2) by Zoe Chant A Honeybun and Coffee (Honeybun Heat #1) by Sam Cheever Alpha's Challenge (Bad Boy Alphas, #4) by Renee Rose The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Little Owl's Snow by Divya Srinivasan The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! by Mo Willems Down & Dirty #1 by J.H. Croix Down & Dirty #2 (Shameless Southern Nights) by J.H. Croix Down & Dirty #3 (Shameless Southern Nights) by J.H. Croix Alien Protector (Vaxxlian Mates, #1) by Sue Mercury Kai (Dark Assassins, #1) by Valerie Ullmer Reaper (Dark Assassins, #2) by Valerie Ullmer Nathan Billionaire Bear (Shifters of Denver, #1) by Candace Ayers Byron Heartbreaker Bear (Shifters of Denver, #2) by Candace Ayers Xavier Bad Bear (Shifters of Denver Book 3) by Candace Ayers Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1) by Nalini Singh Rock Hard (Rock Kiss, #2) by Nalini Singh Wookiee Cookies A Star Wars Cookbook by Robin Davis Super Over You (Super in Love, #1) by Jamie Knight Super Not Into You (Super in Love, #2) by Jamie Knight Slate (Patten Bodyguards #1) by Stella Marie Alden Noisy Night by Mac Barnett The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor

12. A Metallic color (gold, silver, bronze, etc...).
The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix by Demi Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman

13. A book with at least 5 colors on the cover
Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket Singing in the Rain by Arthur Freed

14. A book with a color in the title:
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin A Royal Shade of Blue (Modern Royals #1) by Aven Ellis Straw into Gold Fairy Tales Re-spun by Hilary McKay Mr. Pink (The Case Brothers, #1) by Tessa Layne The Golden Lion (Cleopatra in Space, #4) by Mike Maihack The Enforcer Redtails Hockey by Stephanie Julian Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. Max (Club Crimson, #1) by Terry Bolryder 赤髪の白雪姫 1 Akagami no Shirayukihime 1 (Snow White with the Red Hair, #1) by Sorata Akizuki 赤髪の白雪姫 2 Akagami no Shirayukihime 2 (Snow White with the Red Hair, #2) by Sorata Akizuki 赤髪の白雪姫 3 Akagami no Shirayukihime 3 (Snow White with the Red Hair, #3) by Sorata Akizuki Red and Her Wolf (Kingdom, #3) by Marie Hall White Wolf Mate (Silverlake Shifters, #2) by Anastasia Wilde Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (Enola Holmes, #4) by Nancy Springer Red Rope of Fate (The Elves of Lessa, #1) by K.M. Shea The Librarian from the Black Lagoon (Moonchuckle Bay #7.5) by Heather Horrocks

15. A book with a word describing colors in the title (rainbow, stripes, polka dots, etc...)
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2019
A challenge I've included to help break me out of my usual ruts. Some of these are actually pretty challenging!
For more information: Book Riot


An epistolary novel or collection of letters

An alternate history novel

A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018

A humor book
Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3) by Sarah Andersen Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah's Scribbles, #2) by Sarah Andersen

A book by a journalist or about journalism

A book by an AOC set in or about space
Rescued by Tordin (Olodian Alien Warrior, #1) by Mychal Daniels

An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America

An #ownvoices book set in Oceania

A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
Adorkable Bubble Bath Crafts by Brittanie Pyper Hard Edge (Stone Creek University #1) by Lainey Davis Deep in the Pocket (Stone Creek University #2) by Lainey Davis Creative Makers Simple Knitting 30 Quick-toKnit Projects for Stylish Accessories by Ros Badger Hoop La! 100 Things to Do with Embroidery Hoops by Kirsty Neale I Love Ewe An Ode to Animal Moms by Aaron Zenz Biker Bliss by Piquette Fontaine The Prince Problem by Vivian Vande Velde All My Treasures A Book of Joy by Jo Witek In My Room A Book of Creativity and Imagination by Jo Witek Swear to Me (Clarke Brothers Series, #2) by Lilian Monroe Full Moon Lover by Candace Ayers Monday Night MVP (Most Valuable Panther) by C.J. Ayers Claimed By the New Alpha by C.J. Ayers Storage Solutions by Stewart Walton The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook 60+ Simple, Tasty Recipes for Growing Super Heroes by Matthew Mead Desired by Shadow (Shadow Walkers, #2) by Cynthia Luhrs The Sea of Bath by Bob Logan Sniff Snuff Snap by Lynley Dodd Washi Tape Christmas Easy Holiday Craft Ideas with Washi Tape by Kami Bigler Rornak's Command (Survival Wars, #4) by Hana Starr More than a Princess (More Than a Princess, #1) by E.D. Baker Mated By The Cyborg by Olivia Myers

A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman

A book of manga
Eensy-Weensy Monster 1 (Eensy-Weensy Monster, #1) by Masami Tsuda Eensy-Weensy Monster 2 (Eensy Weensy Monster, #2) by Masami Tsuda 氷の魔物の物語 1 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 1  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 2 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 2  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 3 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 3  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 4 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 4  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 5 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 5  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 6 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 6  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 7 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 7  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 8 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 8  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 9 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 9  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 10 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 10  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 11 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 11  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 12 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 12  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 13 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 13  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 14 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 14  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 15 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 15  by Shiho Sugiura 氷の魔物の物語 16 Koori no Mamono no Monogatari 16  by Shiho Sugiura Horimiya, Vol. 1 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 2 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 3 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 4 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 5 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 6 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 7 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 8 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 9 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 10 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 11 by Hero Horimiya, Vol. 12 by Hero ホリミヤ 10.5 OFFICIAL FANBOOK Horimiya 10.5 OFFICIAL FANBOOK  by Hero Wotakoi Love is Hard for Otaku, Vol 1 (Otakoi Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!) by Fujita Wotakoi Love is Hard for Otaku, Vol 2 (Otakoi Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!) by Fujita Wotakoi Love is Hard for Otaku 3 by Fujita 贄姫と獣の王 1 Niehime to Kemono no Ou 1 (Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, #1) by Yu Tomofuji 贄姫と獣の王 2 Niehime to Kemono no Ou 2 (Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, #2) by Yu Tomofuji 贄姫と獣の王 3 Niehime to Kemono no Ou 3 (Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, #3) by Yu Tomofuji 贄姫と獣の王 4 Niehime to Kemono no Ou 4 (Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, #4) by Yu Tomofuji 贄姫と獣の王 5 Niehime to Kemono no Ou 5 (Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, #5) by Yu Tomofuji 贄姫と獣の王 6 Niehime to Kemono no Ou 6 (Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, #6) by Yu Tomofuji 贄姫と獣の王 7 Niehime to Kemono no Ou 7 (Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, #7) by Yu Tomofuji 贄姫と獣の王 8 Niehime to Kemono no Ou 8 (Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, #8) by Yu Tomofuji Soulless The Manga, Vol. 1 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga, #1) by Gail Carriger Soulless The Manga, Vol. 2 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga, #2) by Gail Carriger Soulless The Manga, Vol. 3 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga, #3) by Gail Carriger 赤髪の白雪姫 1 Akagami no Shirayukihime 1 (Snow White with the Red Hair, #1) by Sorata Akizuki 赤髪の白雪姫 2 Akagami no Shirayukihime 2 (Snow White with the Red Hair, #2) by Sorata Akizuki 赤髪の白雪姫 3 Akagami no Shirayukihime 3 (Snow White with the Red Hair, #3) by Sorata Akizuki

A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
Match Cats Three Tails of Love by H.L. Burke The Book Without Words A Fable of Medieval Magic by Avi

A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
The Foreplay (Hemsworth Brothers #2) by Haleigh Lovell Hardball by C.D. Reiss

A cozy mystery
Dead Eye (Tiger's Eye Mystery, #1) by Alyssa Day

A book of mythology or folklore

An historical romance by an AOC

A business book

A novel by a trans or nonbinary author

A book of nonviolent true crime

A book written in prison

A comic by an LGBTQIA creator

A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009

A self-published book

A collection of poetry published since 2014
The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge
Another reading challenge with various prompts to get me out of my reading ruts.
From the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy

A book you've been meaning to read.
Supernova (Amulet, #8) by Kazu Kibuishi March Book One by John Lewis March Book Two (March, #2) by John Lewis March Book Three (March, #3) by John Lewis Love, Z by Jessie Sima Jackaby (Jackaby, #1) by William Ritter Beastly Bones (Jackaby, #2) by William Ritter Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby, #3) by William Ritter The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes, #1) by Nancy Springer The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Enola Holmes, #2) by Nancy Springer The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (Enola Holmes, #3) by Nancy Springer The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (Enola Holmes, #4) by Nancy Springer The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Enola Holmes, #5) by Nancy Springer The Bad Seed by Jory John Coraline by P. Craig Russell The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel, #1) by Tui T. Sutherland The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel, #2) by Tui T. Sutherland EndGames (NewsPrints, #2) by Ru Xu Love by Matt de la Pena Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2) by Simone Elkeles Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3) by Sarah Andersen Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah's Scribbles, #2) by Sarah Andersen The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems

A book about a topic that fascinates you.
Literary Knits 30 Patterns Inspired by Favorite Books by Nikol Lohr Protest Knits Got Needles? Get Knitting by Geraldine Warner

A book recommended by someone with great taste.
March Book One by John Lewis March Book Two (March, #2) by John Lewis March Book Three (March, #3) by John Lewis Coraline by P. Craig Russell The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel, #1) by Tui T. Sutherland The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel, #2) by Tui T. Sutherland Soulless The Manga, Vol. 1 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga, #1) by Gail Carriger Soulless The Manga, Vol. 2 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga, #2) by Gail Carriger Soulless The Manga, Vol. 3 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga, #3) by Gail Carriger

Three books by the same author.
see reply below - I was running out of space here!

A book you chose for the cover.
Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley Love Monster by Rachel Bright Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy Dead Eye (Tiger's Eye Mystery, #1) by Alyssa Day Fate's Plan by J.A. Low We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins Jackaby (Jackaby, #1) by William Ritter Beastly Bones (Jackaby, #2) by William Ritter Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby, #3) by William Ritter Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel, #1) by Tui T. Sutherland Flight School (Flight School, #1) by Lita Judge The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long Minotaur Blooded (The Bestial Tribe, #1) by Naomi Lucas His Darkest Craving by Tiffany Roberts Protest Knits Got Needles? Get Knitting by Geraldine Warner A Lion's Cage a Lion Shifters novel (Paranormal Africa The Lion Shifters Book 0) by Ella Wilde Behind The Lens (Sexy #1) by Heather Dahlgren Behind The Book (Sexy #2) by Heather Dahlgren

A book by an author who is new to you.
The Prince Problem by Vivian Vande Velde Butterface (The Hartigans, #1) by Avery Flynn Jackaby (Jackaby, #1) by William Ritter The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel, #1) by Tui T. Sutherland The Wingman (Alpha Male, #1) by Natasha Anders Behind The Lens (Sexy #1) by Heather Dahlgren

A book in translation.

A book outside your (genre) comfort zone.

A book published before you were born.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch by Donald J. Sobol Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues by Donald J. Sobol Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man by Donald J. Sobol This Is Texas by Miroslav Sasek Freight Train by Donald Crews Ace Dragon Ltd by Russell Hoban Fables by Arnold Lobel Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case (Encyclopedia Brown, #24) by Donald J. Sobol


Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments What a great goal, Lara!

It must be interesting being a librarian. You must be able to make really good recommendations.


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments JANUARY SUMMARY
61 books
0 graphic novels
18 picture books

Total Titles Read: 79

Books of the Month
None this month


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments FEBRUARY SUMMARY
34 books
2 graphic novels
27 picture books

Total Titles Read: 63

Books of the Month
Addicted to YA
Hunting Prince Dracula


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments MARCH SUMMARY

11 books
24 graphic novels
34 picture books

Total Titles Read: 69

Books of the Month
None this month


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments APRIL SUMMARY

22 books
24 graphic novels
14 picture books

Total Titles Read: 60

Books of the Month
None this month


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Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3019 comments Good luck with your reading challenge!


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments MAY SUMMARY

50 books
5 graphic novels
8 picture books

Total Titles Read: 63

Books of the Month
None this month
(but I swear I'm working on a few!)


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments JUNE SUMMARY

48 books
10 graphic novels
11 picture books

Total Titles Read: 69

Books of the Month
None again... still working my way through a few


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments JULY SUMMARY

52 books
6 graphic novels
20 picture books

Total Titles Read: 78

Books of the Month
I really need to get some of these finished up...


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments AUGUST SUMMARY

50 books
7 graphic novels
27 picture books

Total Titles Read: 84

Books of the Month
I think I have three close to finishing...


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments SEPTEMBER SUMMARY

50 books
0 graphic novels
6 picture books

Total Titles Read: 56

Books of the Month
Yeaaahh, about that... ;)


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments OCTOBER SUMMARY

47 books
1 graphic novel
20 picture books

Total Titles Read: 68

Books of the Month
None this month. Lots of quick finish happy endings, not so much on the BOTM lists...


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments NOVEMBER SUMMARY

51 books
2 graphic novels
22 picture books

Total Titles Read: 75

Books of the Month
Still none this month. Stuck on my kick of 'happy escapism reads', not so much on the BOTM lists...


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Lara (lemh) | 90 comments DECEMBER SUMMARY

51 books
2 graphic novels
25 picture books

Total Titles Read: 78

Books of the Month
So, looks like a few of these are wrapping into 2020


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