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message 1: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:25PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments Since I organized my bookshelves and I discovered that I have around 170 books that I still have to read, my challenge is to read most of these by next summer. I still have several on-going series that will add a book here and there to my to read list, but I plan to not buy anything else until I finish most of the 170 books that I already have. sigh...don't really think that will stop me from purchasing more books, but I'll try.


message 2: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:26PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments First one down...

Last Bus to Woodstock - Colin Dexter


message 3: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:28PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 2. A share in Death - Deborah Crombie


message 4: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:33PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments I have been busy cleaning, and re-organizing my books (ended up giving in and buying one more bookcase), but now I am back on track with my reading. Therefore:

3. Fer-de-Lance - Rex Stout


message 5: by Ann M (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:36PM) (new)

Ann M | 1 comments 170 - makes me feel better to know I am not the only one. I know I can't keep from buying more, so sometimes I just give up on the unread ones. Especially if they are in print/at the library.


message 6: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:36PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments Well, I am trying to get better at catching up on my reading, so hopefully by setting this goal I will succeed. *sigh* Who am I kidding? I can't help but buy the books that catch my attention. Finished two new books that were not part of the original goal (but since I wanted some twinkie reads I bought them anyway. I mean, who can say no to shapeshifters, and vampires? he he he)

sooo...

4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter Night - Kresley Cole (don't let the title fool you, it was actually a good book, a mixture of fantasy and action)

5. Howl at the Moon - Christine Warren


message 7: by Jessica (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:36PM) (new)

Jessica | 1 comments I have 114 books on my "to-read" bookshelf. And that's not counting all those books by such authors as Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, and Mark Richard Zubro that I've been meaning to check out... Nor does it include the books I'm supposed to read for my Uni classes. Geez, that's disheartening.


message 8: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:36PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments Well, my list is inching up to around 190. Never realized I was this bad about keeping up until I discovered GoodReads and organized my bookshelves. :p


message 9: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:37PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 6. Bloodring - Faith Hunter


message 10: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 7. A Lick of Frost - Laurell K Hamilton

8. 1st to Die - James Patterson


message 11: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 9. Saint City Sinners - Lilith Saintcrow


message 12: by Lori (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

Lori (tnbbc) Did you just read three books in one day??? Are you an amazingly quick reader?? Wow! I'm flabbergasted!


message 13: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments Nope! I am a quick reader usually, unless I am really tired, but I only read two books today. The first one was from last night. Since today was my first day off in three months, I decided to celebrate by reading as much as I could before I got up to face the world.


message 14: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:41PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 10. A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton


message 15: by bjneary (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:42PM) (new)

bjneary | 121 comments Love Sue Grafton- you will enjoy Kinsey Milhone!


message 16: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:47PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments I did love Sue Grafton. I am glad I picked up that series. : )

11. The Man With a Load of Mischief - Martha Grimes


message 17: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 12. The Old Fox Deceiv'd - Martha Grimes


message 18: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 13. 2nd Chance - James Patterson


message 19: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:51PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 14. Seraphs - Faith Hunter


message 20: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:51PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 15. 3rd Degree - James Patterson


message 21: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:51PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 16. 4th of July - James Patterson


message 22: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:52PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 17. Host - Faith Hunter


message 23: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:53PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments The Anodyne Necklace - Martha Grimes


message 24: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:54PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 19. The Dirty Duck - Martha Grimes


message 25: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:55PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 20. All Shall Be Well - Deborah Crombie


message 26: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 21. Jerusalem Inn - Martha Grimes


message 27: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:08PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 22. A Great Deliverance - Elizabeth George

23. A Man Lay Dead - Ngaio Marsh


message 28: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:11PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 24. Along Came a Spider - James Patterson

25. Redeemed in Darkness - Alexis Morgan


message 29: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:15PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 26. Magic Bites - Ilona Andrews


message 30: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:17PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 27. Dancing With Werewolves - Carole Nelson Douglas


message 31: by Doina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:19PM) (new)

Doina | 181 comments 28. Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost


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Doina | 181 comments 29. Alient Taste - Wen Spencer


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Doina | 181 comments 30. Enter a Murderer - Ngaio Marsh


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Doina | 181 comments 31. Murder in The Queen's Armes - Aaron Elkins


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Doina | 181 comments 32. Leave the Grave Green - Deborah Crombie


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Doina | 181 comments 33. Mourn Not Your Dead - Deborah Crombie


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Doina | 181 comments 34. Dreaming of the Bones - Deborah Crombie


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Doina | 181 comments 35. Death by Darjeeling - Laura Childs


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Doina | 181 comments 36. Heart of Stone - C.E. Murphy


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Doina | 181 comments 37. Elijah - Jaquelyn Frank

38. The Accidental Vampire - Lynsay Sands


message 41: by Doina (new)

Doina | 181 comments 39. Night Season - Eileen Wilks


message 42: by Doina (new)

Doina | 181 comments 40. Death of a Gossip - M.C. Beaton


message 43: by Barry (new)

Barry | 10 comments I have a about a 150 books I bought over the years that I haven't read yet. Add to that the 1000+ that my parents gave me when they cleaned off their shelves. I have at least 900 to read (without duplicates). I'm looking at 5 years minimum unless I buy more (which I will because most of my favorate authors are still writing).


message 44: by Doina (new)

Doina | 181 comments 41. Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs

42. Booked to Die - John Dunning


message 45: by Doina (new)

Doina | 181 comments 43. Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs

44. Help the Poor Struggler - Martha Grimes

45. Darkling - Yasmine Galenorn


message 46: by Doina (new)

Doina | 181 comments 46. Death du Jour - Kathy Reichs


message 47: by Doina (new)

Doina | 181 comments 47. Deadly Decisions - Kathy Reichs


message 48: by Doina (new)

Doina | 181 comments 48. Fatal Voyage - Kathy Reichs


message 49: by Doina (new)

Doina | 181 comments Oh wow! Looks like I have been reading only school books for the last two weeks. Well, and a lot of re-reads of old favorites. Nothing like an old favorite, when you don't really have a lot of time, or your brain is in overload because you have too much stuff to do and so little time.

Well, here's what I managed to finish in the last couple of days:

50. The Rose that Grew from Concrete - 2pac Shakur

51. Vampires are Forever - Lynsay Sands


message 50: by Doina (new)

Doina | 181 comments 52. The Devil Inside - Jenna Black


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