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message 1: by Aneta (last edited Jul 31, 2020 06:05AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments My biggest goal for 2020 is to read at least 40 books!

My goals:
1. Read at least 40 books (and 35 of them should be physical).
2. Use library
3. Participate in challanges, readathons and buddy reads
4. Finish or catch up with 6 series I started before 2020
- Cormoran Strike (read only first book)
- Raven's Shadow (read only first book but I've to reread it to continue)
- The Selection (last two books)
- Detective D.D. Warren (read only three books)
- The Shadow and Bone (I read only first one)
- Jackaby (I have to read last book)
- Nightmares! (read only first book)
- Department Q (I read three books and I three more at home)
- Robert Langdon (read only two books)
- The Inheritance Cycle (I started my reread last year)
- The Infernal Devices (I have to read last book)
- The School for Good and Evil Series (I haven't read last book of first part and whole second part)
- Harry Potter (want to finish my reread)
- Chaos Walking (I have to read last book)
- The Mortal Instruments (still haven't read second trilogy)
- The Land of Stories (only read first book)
5. Cut down my physical TBR
6. DNF books if I'm not enjoying them
7. Buy less, read more


message 2: by Aneta (last edited Dec 27, 2020 02:16PM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments List of books I read in 2020

January
1. The Last Wish
2. The Selection - Reread
3. Scrappy Little Nobody - Audiobook - It was great!
4. The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy - DNF

February
1. Deke - Audiobook - My favorite from this series so far!
2. The Enchantress Returns - It was so much better than the first one!
3. The Elite - Reread
4. The Kiss Quotient - Audiobook
5. The Bride Test - Audiobook
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - My favorite
7. Blindsided - Audiobook
8. Hide - It was so good!
9. Love & Luck - Audiobook
10. A Grimm Warning

March
1. The One - Reread
2. Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog - Last few chapters were really hard to read
3. Eldest - Reread
4. Wicked Fox - Loved it!
5. The Neighbour
6. Clockwork Princess - Love Love Love

April
1. Serpent & Dove
2. Tales of the Peculiar - Love it!
3. City of Fallen Angels
4. The Heir
5. Monsters of Men
6. Beyond the Kingdoms - So good!
7. Hat Trick - Audiobook
8. The Raven Boys - It was way better than I expected!
9. The Martian

May
1. The Book of You - Never again
2. The Dire King
3. An Author's Odyssey
4. The Kiss of Deception
5. Red, White & Royal Blue
6. City of Lost Souls - It was good!

June
1. City of Heavenly Fire - I had so much fun reading this series!
2. City of Ghosts - I really like this book
3. Brisingr - Not as good as I remembered
4. The Girl Who Drank the Moon - I thought I will love it but it was just okay
5. You Should See Me in a Crown - Audiobook
6. The Bromance Book Club - I freaking love this book!
7. The Crown
8. Daisy in Chains - I'm not big fan of this ending

July
1. I'll Be the One - Audiobook
2. The Bone Doll's Twin - Loved it!
3. The Unhoneymooners - Audiobook
4. A Monster Calls - So good!
5. Worlds Collide - Least favorite of this series

August
1. Eliza and Her Monsters - My new favorite!
2. A River of Royal Blood - This was a big surprise for me. Recommend!
3. Hidden Warrior
4. Happily Ever After - Audiobook
5. The Shadows Between Us
6. Boyfriend Material - Audiobook - This was a fun read
7. The Last Ever After

September
1. The Dream Thieves
2. The Heart of Betrayal - Better than the first one
3. How to Hack a Heartbreak - Audiobook
4. Aurora Rising
5. Journal 64 - It was so good!

October
1. Neanderthal Seeks Human - Audiobook
2. The Oracle's Queen - Great conclusion of this series
3. Furyborn - I really liked this!
4. Craven Manor - It was just okay
5. Clown in a Cornfield - Audiobook
6. This Savage Song
7. Autoboyography - Audiobook
8. Emma in the Night - Audiobook - This was great!
9. Vicious Spirits
10. The Blueprint - Audiobook

November
1. A Deeper Blue - Audiobook
2. You Had Me at Hola - Audiobook
3. Daughter of Smoke & Bone - DNF
4. Tunnel of Bones - Loved it!
5. Sadie - Audiobook
6. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
7. The Beauty of Darkness

December
1. Crave - So cringey!
2. The Chalk Man
3. Hobit - DNF
4. 10 Blind Dates - So much fun!
5. What's Left of Me
6. Undercover Bromance - Love it!


message 3: by Aneta (last edited Mar 21, 2020 08:53AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Mini-challenges

Moon Magic Winter 2020
This mini challenge requires you to read 1 book that contains magic of any sort! This runs from January 1st till March 20th.
Book I read:The Last Wish

Chilly Days Winter 2020
For this mini challenge, read 1 book with a wintery word in the title, or a wintery cover! Runs from January 1st to March 20th.
Book I read: The One

Chinese New Year 2020
Read 1 book that is set in an asian country, or whose main character is of asian heritage. This challenge will run January 1st to March 20th.
Book I read: Wicked Fox

Frost Bitten Winter 2020
For this challenge, read 1 book that features a character with bite! This can be a were creature, vampire, zombie, dragon, some form of demon, ect! Runs from January 1st till March 20th.
Book I read: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Books With Heart
Lets all read a book with some heart! This can be a romance, a book with pink or red cover, a heart on the cover, or anything else you can think of that is valentine-ish! Runs from January 1st to March 20th.
Book I read: A Grimm Warning


message 4: by Aneta (last edited May 20, 2020 11:23PM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments New to You in 2020
Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
3. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
5. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
6. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. The Martian by Andy Weir
8. The Book of You by Claire Kendal
9. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
10. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston


message 5: by Aneta (last edited Dec 24, 2020 05:32AM) (new)


message 6: by Aneta (last edited Apr 26, 2020 12:59AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challenge for February
I'm pretty inconsistent with my reading. I can read about 200 pages two days in row and then read nothing for more than week. So I decided to challenge myself!
I want to read every single day in February! It doesn't matter how many pages I manage to read in a day but I have to read. AND I will be counting only physical books into this challage. I will be updating this post every day so I can see my progress :)

Edit: I will give myself one rest day every week.

1. 100 pages of The Enchantress Returns
2. 141 pages of The Enchantress Returns
3. 115 pages of The Enchantress Returns
4. 70 pages of The Enchantress Returns and it's finished
5. 32 pages of The Elite
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7. 163 pages of The Elite
8. 84 pages of The Elite it's finished AND 54 pages of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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10. 82 pages of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
11. 57 pages of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
12. 62 pages of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
13. 71 pages of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
14. 46 pages of Elantris
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19. 50 pages of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
20. 85 pages of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire it's finished
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23. 83 pages of Hide
24. 121 pages of Hide
25. 112 pages of Hide
26. 99 pages of Hide it's finished
27. 79 pages of A Grimm Warning
28. 143 pages of A Grimm Warning
29. 174 pages of A Grimm Warning it's finished


message 7: by Aneta (last edited Mar 01, 2020 01:19AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments February Wrap-Up
Let's be honest I didn't read everyday but I still managed to read more physical book than I normally do. I usually read about 2-3 physical books a month but this time I read 5! So let's do some recap:

Books I read:
1. Deke -4,5*
2. The Enchantress Returns - 4*
3. The Elite - 3*
4. The Kiss Quotient - 4*
5. The Bride Test - 3,5*
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - 5*
7. Blindsided - 3,5*
8. Hide - 5*
9. Love & Luck - 3*
10. A Grimm Warning - 3,5*

I read 5 physical books and 5 audiobooks in February.


message 8: by Aneta (last edited Apr 01, 2020 11:23PM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challenge for March
My February challange was kind of successful and I liked it. So this one is going to be a little different. I will still be tracking my page count for every day but I want to read specific books. I will be reading books I have on my shelf for at least 4 years and still haven't read them.

1. 280 pages of The One and it's finished
2. 105 pages of Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
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4. 60 pages of Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
5. 100 pages of Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
6. 61 pages of Eldest
7. 78 pages of Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog and it's finished
8. 50 pages of Eldest
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10. 78 pages of Eldest
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12. 68 pages of Eldest
13. 62 pages of Eldest
14. 84 pages of Eldest
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18. 145 pages of Eldest
19. 102 pages of Eldest and it's finished
20. 107 pages of Wicked Fox
21. 210 pages of Wicked Fox
22. 78 pages of The Neighbor AND 111 pages of Wicked Fox and it's finished
23. 43 pages of The Neighbor
24. 96 pages of The Neighbor
25. 198 pages ofThe Neighbour and it's finished
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28. 179 pages of Clockwork Princess
29. 311 pages of Clockwork Princess
30. 79 pages of Clockwork Princess and it's finished
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message 9: by Aneta (last edited May 24, 2020 09:37AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Spring Bingo

B1: Award Nominated - The Kiss of Deception
B2: Memoir
B3: Audio Book - Hat Trick
B4: Green Cover - Tales of the Peculiar
B5: Pretty Dress - The Heir

I1: Published before 1900
I2: Travel - An Author's Odyssey
I3: Horror or Suspense - The Neighbour
I4: Mental Illness
I5: Fairies or Fae - City of Lost Souls

N1: Published This Year
N2: Yellow Cover - The Martian
N3: FREE - Red, White & Royal Blue
N4: Romance - Serpent & Dove
N5: Male POV - Monsters of Men

G1: Tear-Jerker - Clockwork Princess
G2: In Translation - Deník mého stínu
G3: Minority Studies
G4: Young Adult - City of Fallen Angels
G5: Magical Powers - The Raven Boys

O1: Fairy Tale Retelling - Beyond the Kingdoms
O2: Historical (F or NF) - The Dire King
O3: Play
O4: Based on a True story
O5: Pink Cover - Wicked Fox


message 10: by Aneta (last edited May 01, 2020 01:01AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challenge for April
I'm participating in Magical readathon O.W.L.s in April and I choose Magizoologis as career and Legal Defence of Fantastic Beasts Seminar. I have to read 5 books based on these prompts:
History of Magic: Book featuring wiches - Beyond the Kingdoms
Care of Magical Creatures: Creature with a beak on the cover - Serpent&Dove
Charms: White cover - The Raven Boys
Herbology: Title starts with an M - Monster of Men
Potions: Book under 150 pages - Tales of the Peculiar

1. 141 pages of Serpent & Dove
2. 193 pages of Serpent & Dove
3. 178 pages of Serpent & Dove and it's finished
4. 176 pages of Tales of the Peculiar and it's finished
5. 100 pages of City of Fallen Angels
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7. 110 pages of City of Fallen Angels
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9. 236 pages of City of Fallen Angels and it's finished
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11. 134 pages of Monsters of Men
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14. 163 pages of The Heir and it's finished
15. 90 pages of Monsters of Men
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18. 251 pages of Monsters of Men and it's finished
19. 152 pages of Beyond the Kingdoms
20. 180 pages of Beyond the Kingdoms and it's finished
21. 51 pages of The Raven Boys
22. 88 pages of The Raven Boys
23. 121 pages of The Raven Boys
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25. 158 pages of The Raven Boys and it's finished
26. 202 pages of The Martian
27. 64 pages of The Martian
28. 77 pages of The Martian and it's finished
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30. 113 pages of The Book of You


message 11: by Aneta (last edited Jun 01, 2020 08:59AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challenge for May
This time I will read as much as possible :)

1. 228 pages of The Book of You and it's finished
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3. 54 pages of The Dire King
4. 110 pages of The Dire King
5. 44 pages of The Dire King
6. 20 pages of The Dire King
7. 115 pages of The Dire King and it's finished AND 79 pages of An Author's Odyssey
8. 62 pages of An Author's Odyssey
9. 122 pages of An Author's Odyssey
10. 79 pages of An Author's Odyssey and it's finished
11. 60 pages of The Kiss of Deception
12. 43 pages of The Kiss of Deception
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14. 84 pages of The Kiss of Deception
15. 110 pages of The Kiss of Deception
16. 67 pages of The Kiss of Deception and it's finished
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18. 127 pages of Red, White & Royal Blue
19. 138 pages of Red, White & Royal Blue
20. 158 pages of Red, White & Royal Blue and it's finished
21. 58 pages of City of Lost Souls
22. 39 pages of City of Lost Souls
23. 172 pages of City of Lost Souls
24. 291 pages of City of Lost Souls and it's finished
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28. 55 pages of City of Heavenly Fire
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30. 172 pages of City of Heavenly Fire
31. 273 pages of City of Heavenly Fire


message 12: by Aneta (last edited Jun 29, 2020 12:57PM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challenge for June
Still want to read as much as I can.

1. 140 pages of City of Heavenly Fire and it's finished
2. 91 pages of City of Ghosts
3. 193 pages of City of Ghosts and it's finished
4. 52 pages of Brisingr
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8. 152 pages of Brisingr
9. 129 pages of Brisingr
10. 53 pages of Brisingr
11. 30 pages of Brisingr
12. 63 pages of Brisingr
13. 177 pages of Brisingr and it's finished
14. 84 pages of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
15. 67 pages of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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17. 60 pages of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
18. 176 pages of The Girl Who Drank the Moon and it's finished
19. 90 pages of The Bromance Book Club
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21. 34 pages of The Crown AND 262 pages of The Bromance Book Club and it's finished
22. 41 pages of The Crown
23. 35 pages of The Crown
24. 49 pages of The Crown
25. 119 pages of The Crown and it's finished
26. 121 pages of Daisy in Chains
27. 109 pages of Daisy in Chains
28. 157 pages of Daisy in Chains
29. 76 pages of Daisy in Chains and it's finished
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message 13: by Aneta (last edited Oct 09, 2020 02:17PM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments New to You in 2020 part II.

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
3. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Daisy in Chains by Sharon J. Bolton
5. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
6. A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
8. Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
9. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
10. Furyborn by Claire Legrand


message 14: by Aneta (last edited Jul 31, 2020 02:22PM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challenge for July
I want to read at least 4-5 book of my physical TBR which I have on my shelf for long time (2 years or more).

1. 60 pages of The Bone Doll's Twin
2. 67 pages of The Bone Doll's Twin
3. 18 pages of The Bone Doll's Twin
4. 159 pages of The Bone Doll's Twin
5. 183 pages of The Bone Doll's Twin and it's finished
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27. 215 pages of A Monster Calls and it's finished
28. 107 pages of Worlds Collide
29. 100 pages of Worlds Collide
30. 72 pages of Worlds Collide and it's finished
31. 106 pages of Eliza and Her Monsters


message 15: by Aneta (last edited Sep 01, 2020 10:08AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challange for August
I failed so bad last month so let's do it again. I still want to read 4-5 books from my physical TBR and I'm participating in a readathon. These are book I should read:
- A River of Royal Blood
- Hidden Warrior
- The Last Ever After
- The Shadow Between Us

1. 279 pages of Eliza and Her Monsters and it's finished
2. 74 pages of A River of Royal Blood
3. 32 pages of A River of Royal Blood
4. 65 pages of A River of Royal Blood
5. 80 pages of A River of Royal Blood
6. 117 pages of A River of Royal Blood and it's finished
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13. 81 pages of Hidden Warrior
14. 140 pages of Hidden Warrior
15. 217 pages of Hidden Warrior
16. 71 pages of Hidden Warrior and it's finished
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18. 57 pages of The Shadows Between Us
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20. 153 pages of The Shadows Between Us
21. 115 pages of The Shadows Between Us and it's finished
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26. 69 pages of The Last Ever After
27. 81 pages of The Last Ever After
28. 62 pages of The Last Ever After
29. 223 pages of The Last Ever After
30. 63 pages of The Last Ever After and it's finished
31. 58 pages of The Dream Thieves


message 16: by Aneta (last edited Sep 30, 2020 12:02PM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challenge for September
I'm participating in Becca's Bookoplathon and I did 6 rolls.
- The Dream Thieves (Light Cover)
- Far From The Tree (YA)
- The Heart of Betrayal (Water on Cover)
- Elantris (Community Shelf)
- Aurora Rising (Most recent purchase)
- The Oracle's Queen (TBR vet)

1. 75 pages of The Dream Thieves
2. 68 pages of The Dream Thieves
3. 122 pages of The Dream Thieves
4. 127 pages of The Dream Thieves and it's finished
5. 186 pages of The Heart of Betrayal
6. 126 pages of The Heart of Betrayal
7. 48 pages of The Heart of Betrayal and it's finished
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12. 20 pages of Aurora Rising
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16. 89 pages of Aurora Rising
17. 106 pages of Aurora Rising
18. 191 pages of Aurora Rising and it's finished
19. 182 pages of Journal 64
20. 202 pages of Journal 64
21. 150 pages of Journal 64 and it's finished
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message 17: by Aneta (last edited Nov 02, 2020 09:20AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challenge for October
This is my birthday month so I'm just going to read whatever I want and how much I want :D

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2. 136 pages of The Oracle's Queen
3. 212 pages of The Oracle's Queen and it's finished
4. 138 pages of Furyborn
5. 47 pages of Furyborn
6. 78 pages of Furyborn
7. 67 pages of Furyborn
8. 71 pages of Furyborn
9. 96 pages of Furyborn and it's finished
10. 240 pages of Craven Manor and it's finished
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15. 86 pages of This Savage Song
16. 115 pages of This Savage Song
17. 138 pages of This Savage Song and it's finished
18. 127 pages of Vicious Spirits
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20. 75 pages of Vicious Spirits
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22. 109 pages of Vicious Spirits
23. 115 pages of Vicious Spirits and it's finished
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message 18: by Aneta (last edited Dec 02, 2020 08:19AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments New to You in 2020 part III.

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Craven Manor by Darcy Coates
3. Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
5. The Blueprint by S.E. Harmon
6. You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
8. Sadie by Courtney Summers
9. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
10. Crave by Tracy Wolff


message 19: by Aneta (last edited Nov 30, 2020 01:01PM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challenge for November
I forgot to post this and I'm just getting out of reading slump. So I just hope I will be reading.

1. 56 pages of Daughter of Smoke & Bone
2. 67 pages of Daughter of Smoke & Bone
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20. DNF Daughter of Smoke & Bone
21. 120 pages of Tunnel of Bones
22. 167 pages of Tunnel of Bones and it's finished
23. 54 pages of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
24. 100 pages of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
25. 77 pages of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
26. 119 pages of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding and it's finished
27. 218 pages of The Beauty of Darkness
28. 163 pages of The Beauty of Darkness
29. 56 pages of The Beauty of Darkness
30. 69 pages of The Beauty of Darkness and it's finished


message 20: by Aneta (last edited Dec 09, 2020 09:04AM) (new)

Aneta | 49 comments Personal challenge for December
I wan to try to read every single day in December. I should have a lot of time in this month for reading.

1. 64 pages of The Chalk Man
2. 62 pages of The Chalk Man
3. 128 pages of The Chalk Man
4. 96 pages of The Chalk Man and it's finished
5. 60 pages of Hobit
6. 54 pages of Hobit
7. 22 pages of Hobit
8. DNF Hobit
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