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Carol (carolvv) | 262 comments Happy New year!.
I always start with a 52 book goal- I tend to average between 65-72.
They tend to be ebooks and audio at at 50/50 split.
I get almost all my audio from the library ( I have cards at 3 of my local online libraries).

My sub goals include those of the past - to make a point to review, write down my thoughts on each book. and to work may way through the books on the kindle I inherited from my mother as well as some of the backlog on my own.
New goals - DNF books that I am not getting into- there are too many books to waste my time forcing myself to finish something that I "should" read or they are on one of the Kindles.
I try to pick up a few classics a year-- ie books that in theory I "should" have read in highschool but never did, part of the Great American read list mainly because they are referred to in discussions or other books-
I also want to pick up a few books that stretch my knowledge-- which is difficult since i hate reading non fiction so it either has to be a novel that opens my eyes to something or non fiction that reads like fiction..


message 2: by Carol (last edited Feb 29, 2020 09:04AM) (new)

Carol (carolvv) | 262 comments My 2020 list https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

all my audio books come from the library but I will note where I picked up the books and ebooks.


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Tiffany | 1786 comments Mod
Carol wrote: "Happy New year!.
I always start with a 52 book goal- I tend to average between 65-72.
They tend to be ebooks and audio at at 50/50 split.
I get almost all my audio from the library ( I have cards ..."


Good luck on your new year!

Sounds like you've got some great personal goals there with your reading!!


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message 5: by Carol (last edited Feb 29, 2020 09:04AM) (new)

Carol (carolvv) | 262 comments Feb 4 books
ebook:
Wolf (A Jessica James Mystery, #1) by Kelly Oliver Wolf by Kelly Oliver free d/l
Lean on Me (Family Is Forever Book 1) by Pat Simmons Lean on Me by Pat Simmons library ( ReadTogether)
604 pp

audio
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2) by Kerri Maniscalco Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
20 hrs


message 6: by Carol (last edited Sep 29, 2020 02:25PM) (new)

Carol (carolvv) | 262 comments March- 5
ebook
The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor, #14) by Philippa Gregory The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews lib ** also included short story A Questionable Client
915 pp

Audio
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman
15 hrs

Paperback ( picked up form local little Library)
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen
291 pp

Q1 Total
15 books 1.25/wk +1Micro fict
ebook/book 2717 pp avg 209 pp/wk
Audio 81.65 hrs avg 6.8 hr/wk


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message 9: by Carol (last edited Aug 31, 2020 06:43PM) (new)

Carol (carolvv) | 262 comments June 4 books
ebook 744pp
Book, Line and Sinker (Library Lover's Mystery, #3) by Jenn McKinlay Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Audio ( all from lib) 22 hrs
Injustice for All (J.P. Beaumont, #2) by J.A. Jance Injustice for All by J.A. Jance
Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman


Q2 totalsQ2 14 books ( 1.1/week)
ebook/book 2385pp (avg 183.5 pp/wk)
Audio 90.75 hrs (avg 7 hr/wk)

Half year totals
1H 29 books avg 1.1/week
ebook/book 5103pp avg 196.3 pp/wk
Audio 172.4 hrs avg 6.6 hr/wk

9 books behind last year (38)
1168 pp less (6271)
6.7 hrs more (165.7)
which is odd because you would think I would be reading more and listening less during SIP



message 10: by Carol (last edited Aug 31, 2020 06:41PM) (new)

Carol (carolvv) | 262 comments July 4 books (+4 micro ol)
ebooks 687 pp
Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus Beginnings (The Lily Singer Adventures, #1) by Lydia Sherrer Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings by Lydia Sherrer gaw
The Gauguin Connection (Genevieve Lenard, #1) by Estelle Ryan The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan on kindle

So I found out the new Jim Butcher is finally coming out (YEAH!!) so I read a bunch of his online micro fiction which really don't count as books but I will include the pages (total 17 pp)
Mike DF#9.5
Journal DF #11.1
Goodbye DF 12.1
Christmas Eve

audio: 21 hrs
Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26) by Janet Evanovich Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich lib
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty Audible


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message 12: by Carol (last edited Sep 29, 2020 02:21PM) (new)

Carol (carolvv) | 262 comments Sept 5 books

Ebooks: 1077 pp
The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen prime
The Draig's Woman (Draig Clan, #1) by Lisa Dawn Wadler The Draig's Woman by Lisa Dawn Wadler free d/l
The Man of Legends by Kenneth C. Johnson The Man of Legends by Kenneth C. Johnson

Audio:21.5 hr (lib)
The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4) by David Baldacci The Fallen by David Baldacci 12 hr
Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay


Q3 totals 14 books ( +4 ol micro fiction)
ebook 2494pp (208 pp/wk)
audio 75,25 hrs ( 6.26 hr/wk)

2020todate 43 books (+5 mf))
ebook/book 7597 pp (194pp/wk)
Audio 247.65 (6.35 hr/wk)


message 13: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolvv) | 262 comments Oct : 3 books

ebook: 314 pp
Lightning Rider (Alterations, #1) by Jen Greyson Lightning Rider by Jen Greyson

audio 20 hrs (lib)
Three Souls by Janie Chang Three Souls by Janie Chang
Landline by Rainbow Rowell Landline byRainbow Rowell


message 14: by Carol (last edited Nov 29, 2020 01:03PM) (new)

Carol (carolvv) | 262 comments Nov 6 books

book-paper 352 pp
A More Perfect Union (J.P. Beaumont, #6) by J.A. Jance A More Perfect Union by J.A. Jance


ebook 1039 pp
Battle Ground (The Dresden Files, #17) by Jim Butcher Battle Ground by Jim Butcher 419p lib
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
620p moms kindle

audio 36.75 hrs (all library)
The Thomas Berryman Number by James Patterson The Thomas Berryman Number by James Patterson 7 hrs
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult 16 hrs
The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5) by Louise Penny The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny 13.25 hrs
attempted about 30 min of Black Crow, White Snow that was left on my audible but could not get into it.

I've hit my goal a little later than normal since I don't count the microfiction in the book count ... my page count is behind but my audio hours are much higher hmmmm.


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message 16: by Carol (last edited Jan 01, 2021 07:35PM) (new)

Carol (carolvv) | 262 comments Q4 totals 17 books ( +1 ol micro fiction)
book/ ebook 2952pp (227pp/wk)
audio 78.65hrs ( 6.05 hr/wk)

2020 Totals 60 books +6 mf and 2 DNF
ebook/book 10305pp (198 pp/wk)
Audio 323 (6.2 hr/wk)

GR year in review https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_i...

list of my reviews for 2020 https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

60% came from the library or Amazon Primereads
50% ebooks
41% Audio
3% paperback
8% online


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