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message 1: by Bill (last edited 12 hours, 46 min ago) (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Status
Read towards goals - 115
Books Bought - 28
Audiobooks - 42/87
Ebooks - 5/219
Physical - 0/9


message 2: by Bill (last edited 5 hours, 48 min ago) (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Overflow Goals
Read all 2019 purchases - 20/28
Read remainder of 2018 purchases - 19/34
Read 25 of the remaining audiobooks - 3/25
Use all of my Hoopla loans - 69/120
Read 50 books from library - 21/50


message 4: by Bill (last edited 12 hours, 50 min ago) (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Books Bought In 2019 20/28
1. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence - 6/19/19
2. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis - 3/24/19
3. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis - 3/26/19
4. All Clear by Connie Willis - 4/10/19
5. Blackout by Connie Willis - 4/3/19
6. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
7. This Immortal by Roger Zelazny - 2/21/19
8. Golden Fool by Robin Hobb - 3/6/19
9. Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb - 3/18/19
10. Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler
11. Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence - 6/25/19
12. Kellanved's Reach by Ian C. Esslemont - 4/18/19
13. Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence - 6/30/19
14. The Spirit Rebellion by Rachel Aaron - 4/16/19
15. The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron - 4/30/19
16. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
17. Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber - 4/22/19
18. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
19. Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson - 5/29/19
20. Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay - 6/1/19
21. Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay - 6/9/19
22. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay - 6/13/19
23. A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
24. A Sword Named Truth by Sherwood Smith
25. Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler - 7/21/19
26. Imago by Octavia E. Butler
27. The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin
28. Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill - 7/21/19

Books Bought In 2018 61/76(view spoiler)


message 5: by Bill (last edited Jul 03, 2019 04:56PM) (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Audiobooks A-M 128/193
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message 6: by Bill (last edited Jun 09, 2019 08:17AM) (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Audiobooks N-Z
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Audible Originals - 1/8 (view spoiler)


message 7: by Bill (last edited Mar 27, 2019 09:14PM) (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Ebooks 6/100
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message 8: by Bill (last edited Jul 11, 2019 10:26AM) (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Ebooks 2 16/132
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message 10: by Bill (last edited 5 hours, 47 min ago) (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Hoopla 69/120
1. Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
2. Fables, Volume 2: Animal Farm
3. Fables, Vol. 3: Storybook Love
4. Fables, Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers
5. Fables, Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons
6. Fables, Vol. 6: Homelands
7. The Gate to Women's Country
8. Deerskin
9. Wheel of the Infinite
10. Fables, Vol. 7: Arabian Nights and Days
11. Fables, Vol. 8: Wolves
12. Fables, Vol. 9: Sons of Empire
13. Fables, Vol. 10: The Good Prince
14. Jupiter's Legacy, Vol. 1
15. Jupiter's Legacy, Vol. 2
16. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
17. The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite
18. The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 2: Dallas
19. The Walking Dead, Vol. 31: The Rotten Core
20. Reborn: Book One
21. Fables, Vol. 11: War and Pieces
22. Fables, Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
23. The Dreamstone
24. The Tree of Swords and Jewels
25. Fables, Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover
26. Fables, Vol. 14: Witches
27. Starlings
28. Sea of Rust
29. The Broken Sword
30. Fables, Vol. 15: Rose Red
31. East of West, Vol. 1: The Promise
32. Heart's Blood
33. Our Lady of Darkness
34. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
35. East of West, Vol. 2: We Are All One
36. Broken Angels
37. Fledgling
38. Woken Furies
39. The Spirit War
40. Fables, Vol. 16: Super Team
41. Fables, Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind
42. Fables, Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland
43. Fables, Vol. 19: Snow White
44. Fables, Vol. 20: Camelot
45. Fables, Vol. 21: Happily Ever After
46. Fables, Vol. 22: Farewell
47. Spirit's End
48. East of West, Vol. 3: There Is No Us
49. Welcome to Lovecraft
50. Head Games
51. Rat Queens, Vol. 6: The Infernal Path
52. East of West, Vol. 4: Who Wants War?
53. East of West, Vol. 5: All These Secrets
54. East of West, Vol. 6
55. East of West, Vol. 7
56. East of West, Vol. 8
57. East of West, Vol. 9
58. Sunshine
59. Here and Now and Then
60. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
61. Crown of Shadows
62. Keys to the Kingdom
63. Akata Witch
64. The Black Gryphon
65. The White Gryphon
66. The Silver Gryphon
67. Clockworks
68. Akata Warrior
69. In the Vanishers’ Palace

Library 21/50
1. The Winter of the Witch
2. The Giver
3. Senlin Ascends
4. The Time Traveler's Wife
5. Arm of the Sphinx
6. The Devourers
7. In an Absent Dream
8. Touch
9. Gathering Blue
10. Messenger
11. Son
12. In Calabria
13. Alanna: The First Adventure
14. A Closed and Common Orbit
15. In the Hand of the Goddess
16. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
17. Shadow Scale
18. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
19. Record of a Spaceborn Few
20. Lioness Rampant
21. The Underground Railroad


message 11: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Switching things up a bit this year. Added goals for Hoopla and library so I use them rather than buy books.

My 20-1 challenge is going to include owned, library and Hoopla books in any format. So I’m including audiobooks, digital, physical and comics.


message 12: by Kathrine (new)

Kathrine (Sepheriabooks) | 939 comments Good luck with your challenge! :D


message 13: by Tammie (new)

Tammie | 2558 comments Why didn't I think of putting my super long lists under spoilers? That's such a good idea. I might have to try it. It takes forever to scroll through my challenge pages.


message 14: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Thanks Kathrine.

I stole the spoiler thing from Virginie and it makes it so much easier to find what I'm looking for.


message 15: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5039 comments Agreed, scrolling through long lists is very annoying :D

Good luck with your challenge! I like that you added Hoopla/library to your buying-ban :)


message 16: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Virginie wrote: "I like that you added Hoopla/library to your buying-ban :)"

All about suppressing that urge to buy. I’m hoping having them on here will make me think twice before buying something because I really do have a ton of options from those sources.


message 17: by Sir Anni (last edited Jan 01, 2019 11:04PM) (new)

Sir Anni | 3768 comments Good luck, Bill! :)


message 18: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Thanks Anni.


message 19: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6185 comments Mod
Congrats on making 100 for last years. I'm floored... so awesome.


message 20: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Thanks Niki. Felt good to get it done.


message 21: by Laura (new)

Laura (LauraDragonchild) | 5611 comments Good luck Bill! :)


message 22: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Completed my first 20 for 1 log which is good because I already bought my reward. I picked up Red Sister in an audible sale.


message 23: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6185 comments Mod
20 for 1?! Holy crap haha. I wouldn’t get to buy anything at that rate. Love your ambition (and the fact that you actually meet a lot of your goals).


message 24: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Thanks Niki. It’s a bit of a cheat as I’m counting basically anything that I read towards it. I tried doing the same thing last year with just purchased books and failed miserably. Audible sales killed me last year so will see what happens when those come around.


message 25: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6185 comments Mod
That makes sense. Even so, 20 is a lot. :)


message 26: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments So audible had a sale and I bought 6 books. 😢


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1209 comments I had a 2 for 1 credit on Audible and it was the first time I didn’t find anything to get 😕. I hope they do another markdown sake soon. I usually get several on those!


message 28: by Tammie (new)

Tammie | 2558 comments Bill wrote: "So audible had a sale and I bought 6 books. 😢"

Sales are hard to resist, especially on audio books since they tend to be pricey. I've been buying too many books lately too and really blowing this challenge.


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1209 comments I’m not in the challenge but what Tammie said! 😫


message 30: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments Yeah I don’t really feel too bad considering I got 6 audiobooks for less than $30. It wasn’t a great sale I could have passed on all the books I ended up getting but for the price why not.


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1209 comments I do that when we have reduced price sales!! I can’t help myself 😃


message 32: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments So I finally updated this list and am really happy with how the 1st half of the year went.

I bought 24 books in total this year but 3 were from audible credits my sister got me for my birthday. I bought 3 books I already owned with whispersync(Dancer’s Lament, The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance)so I could reread them and continue their series which I did.

Books bought 2019 - 24
Read - 17
Total spent - $137.42 (doesn’t include books from my sister)
Average price per book - $6.54

So average price was super cheap considering they are all audiobooks.

I’m on target with my Hoopla loans which is great because I can’t catch up on them once I fall behind.

Only 11/50 for library but should be able to catch up on that goal.


message 33: by Bill (new)

Bill | 1857 comments I needed some more Guy Gavriel Kay after finishing The Sarantine Mosaic duology so I bought two more of his books today. His new release A Brightness Long Ago and an older one with A Song for Arbonne.

Also released today A Sword Named Truth by Sherwood Smith which jumps back into the Inda universe so I just had to get it or that’s what I’m telling myself anyway.


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