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Rachel Brand 1. A Village Affair by Joanna Trollope

2. No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay


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Rachel Brand 3. Nancy's Mysterious Letter by Carolyn Keene


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Rachel Brand 4. The Gift of Christmas Present by Melody Carlson


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Rachel Brand 5. What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn


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Rachel Brand 6. The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld


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Rachel Brand 7. Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff.


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Rachel Brand 8. 'Luuurve is a many trousered thing...' by Louise Rennison


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Rachel Brand 9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


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Rachel Brand 10. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis (BOCD)

11. The Horse and his Boy by C. S. Lewis (BOCD)


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Rachel Brand 12. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry


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Rachel Brand 13. The Point of Rescue by Sophie Hannah


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Rachel Brand 14. The Princess Diaries: To the Nines by Meg Cabot

15. The Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene


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Rachel Brand 16. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger


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Rachel Brand 17. Got You Back by Jane Fallon


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Rachel Brand 18. The Heavens Before by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow


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Maureen Walker (msalt1) | 70 comments Rachel wrote: "18. The Heavens Before by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow"

You read all these books since 1/1/09. That is really fast. Any tips on how to speed read, i guess i dont have alot of time to read, i try to read 3 times a day. on the way to work, at lunch, and hopefully, after dinner for a short period and oh yeah, on the way home from work, if i am not too tired.


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Rachel Brand 19. Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells


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Rachel Brand Maureen wrote: "Rachel wrote: "18. The Heavens Before by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow"

You read all these books since 1/1/09. That is really fast. Any tips on how to speed read, i guess i dont have alot of time to rea..."


I'm not entirely sure how I manage to read so fast, to be honest! I've always been a big reader and when I was 11/12 I would check out about ten books from the library every few weeks and devour them, so maybe this has made me a speedy reader? I tend to read a couple of teenage or kids books each month - these are generally faster reads than adult novels and boost my book count a bit :) And I suppose it helps that I don't have much of a social life at the moment. I go out one night a week, maybe two, so often spend an hour each night reading. I also cram a lot of reading in when I have school holidays. So, yeah, I guess it depends on how much free time you have. As I'm in my last year of high school, I have a lot of schoolwork to do and tend to relax by reading - I don't watch any TV except Lost and some docummentaries, and don't go out much in the evenings after school so this frees up time!

I feel like I'm rambling, but hopefully this helps at all? Above all, I suggest reading books which you enjoy. If you're reading a book which you don't like then it'll take far longer to finish it!

I've read three books since I last updated this list.

20. The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde

21. If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern

22. Missing Judy by Anne Cassidy


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Rachel Brand 23. Forever Rose by Hilary McKay


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Rachel Brand 24. Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery


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Rachel Brand 25. Persuading Annie by Melissa Nathan

26. Airhead by Meg Cabot


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Rachel Brand 27. The Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky


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Rachel Brand 28. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

29. Ivy by Julie Hearn


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Rachel Brand 30. Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells


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Rachel Brand 31. Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger

32. Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery

33. Don't Call Me Baby by Laurie Depp


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Rachel Brand 34. Molly by Carol Drinkwater


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Rachel Brand 35. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak



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Rachel Brand 36. A Crowded Marriage by Catherine Alliott

37. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan


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Rachel Brand 38. Missing You by Meg Cabot


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Rachel Brand 39. California Girls by Ann M. Martin

40. A Perfect Revenge by Annabel Dilke


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Rachel Brand 41. Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin

42. The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky

43. 'Stop in the Name of Pants!' by Louise Rennison


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Rachel Brand 44. The Italian's Love-Child by Sharon Kendrick

45. The Outcast by Sadie Jones


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Rachel Brand 46. Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern


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Rachel Brand 47. Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery


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Rachel Brand Halfway there!

48. Starring the Babysitters Club! by Ann M. Martin

49. Lady of Skye by Patricia Cabot

50. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer


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Rachel Brand 51. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

52. The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene

53. The Mystery of the 99 Steps by Carolyn Keene

54. The Invisible Intruder by Carolyn Keene

55. The Girls in the Velvet Frame by Adele Geras

56. The Camera Never Lies by Laurie Depp


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Rachel Brand 57. Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout by Ann M. Martin

58. Double Fudge by Judy Blume

59. Kristy's Big Day by Ann M. Martin

60. The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene

61. Babyshoes by Dawn Garisch

62. Danger in Disguise by Carolyn Keene


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Rachel Brand 63. A Wonderful Little Girl: The True Story of Sarah Jacob, the Welsh Fasting Girl by Sian Busby


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Rachel Brand 64. The Treasure in the Royal Tower by Carolyn Keene


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Rachel Brand 65. Bumps by Zoe Barnes

66. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood


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Rachel Brand 67. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards


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Rachel Brand 68. Mary Anne Saves The Day by Ann M. Martin

69. Riddle of the Ruby Gazelle by Carolyn Keene

70. Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell


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Rachel Brand 71. Rainbow Valley by L. M. Montgomery

72. The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff

73. A Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler


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Rachel Brand I've forgotten to update this list while in Germany. Here goes!

74. The Princess Diaries: Ten Out of Ten by Meg Cabot

75. The Last Concubine by Lesley Downer

76. Rasputin's Daughter by Robert Alexander

77. Frida: Chosen to Die, Destined to Live by Frida Gashumba

78. Goodnight, Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson

79. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory

80. Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery

81. Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama

82. The Language of Threads by Gail Tsukiyama

Almost there! I'm hoping to reach 100 by the end of September.


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Rachel Brand 83. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

84. The Firm by John Grisham


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Rachel Brand 85. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit


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Rachel Brand 86. The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller


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Rachel Brand 87. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer


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Rachel Brand 88. The Shunning by Beverly Lewis


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Rachel Brand 89. The Sunflower Forest by Torey Hayden

90. Double Cross by Malorie Blackman

91. Hidden Talents by Erica James


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