Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Reading Recommendations

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-23-2011, 10:27 AM   #46
Kevin2960
YODA's Uglier Twin
Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kevin2960 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Kevin2960's Avatar
 
Posts: 974
Karma: 6295251
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Leicester, UK
Device: PRS-600 and 2 Kindle 3's - and now a K4 + HTC Desire HD
Goals: 52+ books: non-UK/US/AU; new to me authors; bookclub books; 12 classics & more

To Read Non UK, US, and Australian Mystery Writers,

At least half the MR Book Club Reads for 2012 and more than 1 of the MR Literary Book Club reads too,

To read at least 30 previously unread Authors,

Not less than 1 Book every Week,

And a Classic at least 1 a month,

Oh and at least 2 NON fiction books,

And to at least finish 1 of my current writing projects,

Last edited by pdurrant; 12-23-2011 at 10:34 AM. Reason: added title:
Kevin2960 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 10:44 AM   #47
RDaneel54
Aging Positronic Brain
RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RDaneel54 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RDaneel54's Avatar
 
Posts: 588
Karma: 2130000
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Aurora (when off-Earth)
Device: Kindle PW2, KF HD2, Voyage 3G; iPhone
Goals: 120 books I enjoy; new to me authors; TBR <= 10

In 2012, I want to:

1. Read and enjoy 120 books.
2. Continue to discover new authors.
3. To Be Read - Now 38, reduce to ten.
4. Read short fiction and magazines, not counted in total.

Here is how I'm doing:

1. In Fire Forged: Worlds of Honor V, David Weber, 336 pages. Good stories but I didn't need the last section on weapons, completed 1/4/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 38.
2. The Cater Street Hangman, Anne Perry, 304 pages, excellent exploration of feelings and relationships in the midst of shocking Victorian murders, completed 1/6/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 39.
3. Callander Square, Anne Perry, 266 pages, Charlotte is in reduced circumstances, but still deep in Victorian upper class murders, completed 1/7/12, Books to be read on Kindle - still 39.
4. Paragon Walk, Anne Perry, 250 pages, the title is ironic given the situation of the characters, completed 1/9/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 38.
5. The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan (new author to me), 342 pages, an insightful look at the lives and times of those who lived through the depression era dust bowl in the midwestern U.S., completed 1/11/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 39 (sigh).
6. Resurrection Row, Anne Perry, 217 pages, a suprising motive and a look at poverty in Victorian England - interesting, completed 1/13/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 45 (I blame Amazon's $0.99 Ed McBain books offer for this increase in my TBR list).
7. King's Ransom, Ed McBain (new author to me), 181 pages. What a good series to discover - it started when I was 2 years old and holds up well, completed 1/14/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 44.
8. Rutland Place, Anne Perry, 217 pages, a good story just didn't knock my socks off like the previous ones, completed 1/15/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 43.
9. Like Love, Ed McBain, 160 pages. Good story, completed 1/17/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 44.
10. Bluegate Fields, Anne Perry, 275 pages, excellent story about murder and touchy subjects in Victorian England, completed 1/18/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 44.
11. Death in the Devil's Acre, Anne Perry, 267 pages, gritty realism in the seamy side of Victorian England, completed 1/21/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 44.
12. Cardington Crescent, Anne Perry, 296 pages, murder hits close to home and more of the dark side of Victorian England is revealed, completed 1/22/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 44.
13. Silence in Hanover Close, Anne Perry, 345 pages, murder, betrayal, treason and a threat to Charlotte's family, excellent, completed 1/23/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 44.
14. Ten Plus One, Ed McBain, 254 pages, excellent police procedural - hunting a serial sniper, completed 1/24/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 42.
15. Fuse of Armageddon, Sigmund Brouwer/Hank Hanegraaff, 400 pages, very good story from new authors for me, completed 1/27/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 43.
16. Lady, Lady, I Did It, Ed McBain, 264 pages, an incredibly powerful story that closely involves the 87th Precinct, completed 1/28/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 43.
17. Fuzz, Ed McBain, 208 pages, good story with personal danger for the 87th, completed 1/29/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 42.
18. Bethlehem Road, Anne Perry, 312 pages, MPs murdered, who could be doing it?, completed 1/31/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 37.
19. Highgate Rise, Anne Perry, 342 pages, secret lives are revealed, completed 2/3/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 37.
20. Belgrave Square, Anne Perry, 362 pages, murder, blackmail, usury, scandal - yowza, completed 2/5/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 40.
21. Ghosts, Ed McBain, 212 pages, ghosts, psychic, murder and all at Christmas!, completed 2/6/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 40.
22. Jigsaw, Ed McBain, 161 pages, a puzzle to solve with lots of pieces, completed 2/7/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 39.
23. Cop Hater, Ed McBain, 188 pages, heat wave, cop killer and the introductory novel to the 87th Precinct, completed 2/8/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 39.
24. The Mugger, Ed McBain, 181 pages, muggings, murder and a patrolmen/detective's week off, completed 2/11/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 37.
25. Irrefutable, Dale Roberts, 350 pages, good cop story from a new author for me, completed 2/11/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 36.
26. Murder in Store, D. C. Brod, 241 pages, good cop story for another new author for me, completed 2/12/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 34.
27. Ice, Ed McBain, 360 pages, murders all over with a 38 & a complex web, completed 2/15/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 37.
28. Farriers' Lane, Anne Perry, 408 pages, grisly murder, prejudice and more, completed 2/19/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 41 (bought more books, sigh).
29. The Hyde Park Headsman, Anne Perry, 343 pages, decapitation, deception and more politics, completed 2/20/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 41.
30. Traitors Gate, Anne Perry, 423 pages, treason, murder, secrets in high places - best one it the series yet, completed 2/22/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 41.
31. The Pusher, Ed Mc Bain, 153 pages, who knew heroin was this bad in the 50s - well done, completed 2/24/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 41.
32. Pentecost Alley, Anne Perry, 406 pages, wow, murdered prostitutes and Victorian Society, completed 2/25/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 40.
33. A Rising Thunder, David Weber, 464 pages, good story, completed 2/27/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 39.
34. The Con Man, Ed McBain, 216 pages, Never realized how slimy a con man could be, completed 2/28/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 38.
35. Ashworth Hall, Anne Perry, 373 pages, Irish politics at Ashworth, completed 3/4/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 41.
36. Brunswick Gardens, Anne Perry, 401 pages, a cleric's family an old friend of Charlotte's and murder or is it?, completed 3/7/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 41.
37. Killer's Choice, Ed McBain, 204 pages, murder in a liquor store, then another, completed 3/9/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 42.
38. Bedford Square, Anne Perry, 327 pages, murder, blackmail, yellow journalism, completed 3/10/12, Books to be read on Kindle, - 41.
39. Half Moon Street, Anne Perry, 312 pages, murder, censorship, license, completed 3/13/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 39.
40. Killer's Payoff, Ed McBain, 157 pages, murder, extortion, completed 3/14/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 39.
41. Created, The Destroyer, Warren Murphy/Richard Sapir, 176 pages, cop recruited to be an assassin, completed 3/15/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 39.
42. The Whitechapel Conspiracy, Anne Perry, 339 pages, murder, conspiracy, demotion, completed 3/16/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 38.
43. Lady Killer, Ed McBain, 180 pages, a race to catch a murderer before he murders, completed 3/17/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 45.
44. Southhampton Row, Anne Perry, 326 pages, spiritualism, murder, conspiracy, danger, completed 3/19/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 44.
45. Seven Dials, Anne Perry, 330 pages, murder, politics, Egypt, completed 3/22/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 43.
46. The Disappeared, Kristine Kathryn Rusch (a new author for me - glad I ran into her web page), 374 pages, kidnapping, vengeance and aliens, and detectives Flint and DeRicci, completed 3/25/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 43.
47. Long Spoon Lane, Anne Perry, 329 pages, Anarchists, murder, conspiracies, completed 3/28/12, Books to be read on Kindle - 46.
48. Killer's Wedge, Ed McBain, 176 pages, revenge is the theme, completed 3/28/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 45.
49. Buckingham Palace Gardens, Anne Perry, 312 pages, palace intrigue, murder and danger, completed 4/1/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 46.
50. Extremes, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, 373 pages, a marathon on the moon, murder and an interesting case for Flint and DeRicci, completed 4/7/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 45.
51. Til Death, Ed McBain, 183 pages, a peaceful Sunday for the detectives - yeah right, completed 4/8/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 45.
52. With the Lightnings, David Drake (another new author for me), 416 pages, seemed to start slow but Wow!, completed 4/15/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 51.
53. Give the Boys a Great Big Hand, Ed McBain, 202 pages, it all starts with a hand - where's the rest of the body, completed 4/17/12. Books to be read on Kindle - 50.
54. Lt. Leary Commanding, David Drake, great series! I read a bunch of these on vacation, 576 pages, completed 4/23/12.
55. The Far Side of the Stars, David Drake, still great, 528 pages, rating 5/5, completed 4/27/12.
56. The Way to Glory, David Drake, another great one, 526 pages, completed 4/30/12.
57. Some Golden Harbor, David Drake, great, 544 pages, completed 5/5/12.
58. Treason at Lisson Grove, Anne Perry, trouble in Ireland and at home, 306 pages, completed, 5/8/12.
59. When the Tide Rises, David Drake, consistently great series, 528 pages, completed 5/11/12.
60. The Heckler, Ed McBain, another good one at the 87th precinct, 212 pages, completed 5/13/12.
61. In the Stormy Red Sky, David Drake, highly recommend this series, 544 pages,completed 5/12/12. To be read on Kindle - 47.
62. See Them Die, Ed McBain, one the best of the 87th precinct I've read, 196 pages, completed 5/17/12. To be read on Kindle - 48.
63. 11/22/63, Stephen King, good story - long, but well worth a read, 848 pages, completed 5/22/12. To be read on Kindle - 47.
64. What Distant Deeps, David Drake, another great Leary book, 528 pages, completed 5/26/12. To be read on Kindle - 45.
65. The Empty Hours, Ed McBain, three stories - one good, two great, 240 pages, completed 5/27/12. To be read on Kindle - 43.
66. The Lord of the Rings: One Volume, J.R.R Tolkien, epic, excellent and memorable - always worth a good reread, 1031 pages, completed 6/7/12. To be read on Kindle - 45.
67. Ax, Ed McBain, another great one, 188 pages, completed 6/7/12. To be read on Kindle - 44.
68. He Who Hesitates, Ed McBain, a different 87th precinct story, 178 pages, completed 6/9/12. To be read on Kindle - 42.
69. Consequences, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, politics, murder and family on the moon, 370 pages, completed 6/15/12. To be read on Kindle - 41.
70. Doll, Ed McBain, different but so well done, 148 pages, completed 6/16/12. To be read on Kindle - 40.
71. The Family Trade, Charles Stross, New author to me, interesting parallel world concept, 307 pages, completed 6/23/12. To be read on Kindle - 45.
72. Robopocalypse, Daniel H. Wilson, new author to me, scary, interesting and well written book, 351 pages, completed 6/25/12. To be read on Kindle - 44.
73. Buried Deep, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, insight into the Disty culture-part of the Retrieval Artist series, 372 pages, completed 6/28/12. To be read on Kindle - 43.
74. Eighty Million Eyes, Ed McBain, TV, murder and another mystery, 202 pages, completed 6/30/12. To be read on Kindle - 25. (removed books unlikely to be read this year.)
75. Rite of Passage, Alexei Panshin (new author for me), well done coming of age in space novel - guess that's why it got the Nebula Award. Still relevant even though it is over 40 years old, 260 pages, completed 7/2/12. To be read on Kindle - 24.
76. Shotgun, Ed McBain, another good 87th Precinct novel, 184 pages, completed 7/4/12. To be read on Kindle - 23.
77. Amped, Daniel H. Wilson, medical implants - how could that be a problem? 277 pages, completed 7/5/12. To be readon Kindle - 23.
78. Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here, Ed McBain, 87th Precinct in 24 hours, 196 pages, completed 7/9/12. To be read on Kindle - 23.
79. Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man, Ed McBain, 87th precinct has another puzzle, 237 pages, completed 7/9/12. To be read on Kindle - 23.
80. Sadie When She Died, Ed McBain, another 87th Precinct - good one, 152 pages, completed 7/10/12. To be read on Kindle - 31.
81. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold, a well done story by one of my favorite authors - should have read it years ago, 502 pages, completed 7/13/12. To be read on Kindle - 30.
82. Hail to the Chief, Ed McBain, gang war, 174 pages, completed 7/14/12. To be read on Kindle - 29.
83. Bread, Ed McBain, it starts out with an arson case, 212 pages, completed 7/15/12. To be read on Kindle - 28.
84. Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold, an excellent second book in the trilogy, 456 pages, completed 7/18/12. To be read on Kindle - 27.
85. Blood Relatives, Ed McBain, 87th Precinct - murder of a teenage girl, 174 pages, completed 7/19/12. To be read on Kindle - 27.
86. The Hallowed Hunt, Lois McMaster Bujold, the third in the trilogy is as good as the first two, 448 pages, completed 7/21/12. To be read on Kindle - 26.
87. So Long as You Both Shall Live, Ed McBain, 87th Precinct marriage and crime, 162 pages, completed 7/21/12. To be read on Kindle - 25.
88. Long Time No See, Ed McBain, 87th precinct blind man murdered, 299 pages, completed 7/23/12. To be read on Kindle - 24.
89. Swiss Army Knives, Derek Jackson, good history, 190 pages, completed 8/4/12. To be read on Kindle - 24.
90. Calypso, Ed McBain, 87th precinct a creepy one, 241 pages, completed 8/17/12. To be read on Kindle - 23.
91. Drakon, S. M. Stirling, a Draka here - uh-oh, 400 pages, completed 8/18/12. To be read on Kindle - 22.
92. Heat, Ed McBain, 87th Precinct investigates suicide, 237 pages, completed 8/28/12. To be read on Kindle - 21.
93. Paloma, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, a dear friend needs Flint, 384 pages, completed 9/3/12. To be read on Kindle - 20.
94. Lightning, Ed McBain, 87th Precinct investigates murder and rape, 321 pages, completed 9/7/12. To be read on Kindle - 19.
95. Redshirts, John Scalzi, what life on a starship is like for the "extras," 314 pages, completed 9/8/12. To be read on Kindle - 19.
95. Eight Black Horses, Ed McBain, 87th precinct and the Deaf Man, again, 304 pages, completed 9/10/12. To be read on Kindle - 19.
96. No Good Like It Is, McKendree R. Long III, new author to me with a great Civil War story, 322 pages, completed 9/15/12. To be read on Kindle - 19.
97. Poison, Ed McBain, 87th precinct investigates poison murder, 276 pages, completed 9/17/12. To be read on Kindle - 18.
98. The Road of Danger, David Drake, Leary and crew out in the boonies, 368 pages, completed 9/23/12. To be read on Kindle - 17.
99. Tricks, Ed McBain, Halloween at the 87th precinct, 276 pages, completed 9/27/12. To be read on Kindle - 16.
100. Recovery Man, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, A mystery on Callisto, 310 pages, completed 10/3/12. To be read on Kindle - 15.
101. Lullaby, Ed McBain, murder of a baby starts this 87th precinct mystery, 344 pages, completed 10/8/12. To be read on Kindle - 14.
102. Celebrity in Death, J. D. Robb, death of a movie star, 389 pages, completed 10/13/12. To be read on Kindle - 13.
103. Vespers, Ed McBain, 87th precinct - priest murdered, 349 pages, completed 10/19/12. To be read on Kindle - 12.
104. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman, war in relativistic time, 277 pages, 10/23/12. To be read on Kindle - 11.
105. Widows, Ed McBain, two different murder cases for the 87th, 346 pages, 10/28/12, 10/28/12. To be read on Kindle - 10.
106. Gently Does It, Alan Hunter, a murder mystery by an author new to me, 250 pages, 10/31/12. To be read on Kindle - 10.
107. Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom, a great book about the lives of two men, 272 pages, 11/2/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
108. Gently by the Shore, Alan Hunter, murder and spies by the shore, 266 pages, 11/7/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
109. Kiss, Ed McBain, 87th Precinct wonders who's trying to kill her, 351 pages, 11/10/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
110. Gently Down the Stream, Alan Hunter, murder on holiday, 248 pages, 11/13/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
111. Mischief, Ed McBain, 87th Precinct investigates several crimes, including murder, 279 pages, 11/17/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
112. The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes, June Thomson, Holmes aids several clients, 240 pages, 11/17/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
113. Landed Gently, Alan Hunter, a Christmas mystery, 229 pages, 11/18/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
114. Gently Through the Mill, Alan Hunter, murder in a small town, 247 pages, 11/21/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
115. Gently in the Sun, Alan Hunter, a body on the beach, 235 pages, 11/24/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
116. Romance, Ed McBain, 87th Precinct investigates murder in a drama troupe, 336 pages, 11/28/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
117. The Colorado Kid, Stephen King, a small town newspaper has a story or does it, 184 pages, 11/30/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
118. Gently with the Painters, Alan Hunter, did her husband kill her, 249 pages, 12/1/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
119. The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes, June Thomson, 352 pages, 12/3/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
120. Gently to the Summit, Alan Hunter, murder on a mountain, 231 pages, 12/8/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
121. More Holmes for the Holidays, Martin H. Greenberg, Ed., Christmas season mysteries, 259 pages, 12/13/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
122. A Christmas Garland, Anne Perry, murder in India, 194 pages, 12/18/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
123. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Volume Two, 180 pages, 12/24/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
124. Tales from the Deed Box of John H. Watson, MD, Hugh Ashton, 140 pages, 12/26/12. To be read on Kindle - 9.
*125. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, 573 pages, 12/27/12. To be read on Kindle - 8.
126. Duplicate Effort, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, 384 pages, 12/29/12. To be read on Kindle - 7.

*My "best book" for 2012, it had a significant impact on me.

Last edited by RDaneel54; 12-29-2012 at 04:26 PM. Reason: Updated List
RDaneel54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 11:43 PM   #48
jessicalynn
Zealot
jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'jessicalynn knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'
 
Posts: 130
Karma: 10099
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Nook First Gen (broken), iPad, Kindle Touch SO
Goal: To read 50 books in 2012

Claiming this spot for my reading list. I'm going to read 50 books next year, I swear! 5 will be from the "1001 books to read before you die" and I will either read or sell all of my remaining unread pbooks!

1. By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz (pbook)
2. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (from 1001 Books list)
3. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
4. Star Trek: Voyager: Homecoming by Christie Golden (library)
5. Star Trek: Voyager: The Farther Shore by Christie Golden (library)
6. Free Range Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
7. Phantom by Christopher Pike (pbook)
8. Evil Thirst by Christopher Pike (pbook)
9. Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Walk #1 Old Wounds by Christie Golden (library)
10. Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Walk #2 Enemy of my Enemy by Christie Golden (library)
11. Creatures of Forever by Christopher Pike (pbook) (January)
12. Sourcery by Terry Pratchett (library)
13. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (library)
14. One of our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde (library)
15. Star Trek: Vanguard: Harbinger by David Mack (library)(February)
16. Star Trek: Vanguard: Summon the Thunder by Dayton Ward (library)(march)
17. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (april)
18. Star Trek: Vanguard: Reap the Whirlwind by David Mack
19. Star Trek: Vanguard: Open Secrets by Dayton Ward
20. Star Trek: Vanguard: Precipice by David Mack
21. Star Trek: Vanguard: What Judgements Come by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore (May)
22. Star Trek: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack
23. Soulless by Gail Carriger (library)
24.Changeless by Gail Carriger (library)
25. Blameless by Gail Carriger (library)
26. Heartless by Gail Carriger (library)
27. Timeless by Gail Carriger (library)(June)
28. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (library)
29. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James
30. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
31. Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee Casts off by Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee (library)
32. Eric by Terry Pratchett (library)
33. The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman (library)(july)
34. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (library)
35. Small Gods by Terry Pratchett (library)
36. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (Library)
37. Time Spike by Eric Flint (free from baencd)(August)
38. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman (Library)
39. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon (Library)
40. Interworld by Neil Gaiman (Library)
41. Kindred by Octavia Butler
42. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (library)
43. Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett (library)
44. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (library)
45. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (library)
46. The Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (library)(September)
47. I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (library)
48. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett (library)
49. Still Life with Murder by PB Ryan (free from smashwords)
50. Murder in a Mill Town by PB Ryan
51. Death on Beacon Hill by PB Ryan
52. Murder on Black Friday by PB Ryan
53. Murder in the North End by PB Ryan
54. A Bucket of Ashes by PB Ryan(October)
55. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood (library) (1001 Books list)
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey (kindle daily deal)
57. First Shift: Legacy by Hugh Howey (kobo coupon)
58. Second Shift: Order by Hugh Howey (Kobo coupon)
59. Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey (November)
60. Nation by Terry Pratchett
61. Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (kobo coupon)

Last edited by jessicalynn; 12-25-2012 at 12:35 PM. Reason: added book to list
jessicalynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 05:29 AM   #49
bevdeforges
Addict
bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bevdeforges ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
bevdeforges's Avatar
 
Posts: 285
Karma: 1094000
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Essonne, France
Device: Sony PRS600B; Sony 350; Sony T-2
Goal: To read 50 books in 2012

Officially I finished 39 in 2011. For 2012, I'm shooting for 50.

1. 21 january Is that a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos
2. 4 january Leaving VanGogh by Carol Wallace
3. 26 january The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
4. 4 february Other People's Money by Justin Cartwright
5. 10 february The Help by Kathryn Stockett
6. 18 february Emily, Alone by Stewart O'Nan
7. 7 march Never Say Die by Susan Jacoby
8. 27 february Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
9. - 11. 14 april 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
12. 28 april The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
13. 2 may The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
14. 14 may Changing Places by David Lodge
15. 24 may We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
16. 3 June The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
17. 18 june Small World by David Lodge
18. 25 june Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
19. 2 july The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
20. 10 july Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
21. 21 july Theft by Peter Carey
22. 30 july The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
23. 15 august Nice Work by David Lodge
24. 09 september Each to the Other by Christopher Lafarge
25. 10 september Tandem Computers Unplugged by Gaye Clemson
26. 15 september Moving On by Arlene Shapiro
27. 20 september Ignorance by Michele Roberts
28. 11 october The Wisdom of Donkeys by Andy Merrifield
29. 1 october The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey
30. 17 october The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
31. 20 november Turn of the Century by Kurt Andersen
32. 29 november Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
33. 8 december The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison
34. 13 december Mistakes were Made (But Not by Me) by Carol Tavris and Eliot Aronson
35. (in progress) The Way I See It by Temple Grandin

Last edited by bevdeforges; 12-13-2012 at 04:12 PM.
bevdeforges is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 08:04 PM   #50
GA Russell
Stampeders clinch first!
GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GA Russell's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,535
Karma: 12778391
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Device: jetBook Lite, Kindle 4
Goal: To read on 4+ evenings per week, for 40+ weeks of 2012

I expect to read a lot of short stories this year. So rather than count books, my goal will be to read recreational prose at least four evenings per week at least forty weeks this year. That's 160 evenings.

I will list each week as pass or fail, and I will also list each book (including those which are not recreational prose) that I have read in 2012.


(Week ending....pass/fail....evenings that week....total evenings....total pass weeks)

1/07..................PASS...............5.......... ....................05.....................1
1/14...................fail.................2....... .......................07.....................1
1/21..................PASS...............5.......... ....................12.....................2
1/28...................fail.................2....... .......................14.....................2
2/04..................PASS...............5.......... ....................19.....................3
2/11..................PASS...............7.......... ....................26.....................4
2/18..................PASS...............6.......... ....................32.....................5
2/25...................fail.................3....... .......................35.....................5
3/03...................fail.................2....... .......................37.....................5
3/10..................PASS...............6.......... ....................43.....................6
3/17...................fail.................2....... .......................45.....................6
3/24..................PASS...............4.......... ....................49.....................7
3/31...................fail.................2....... .......................51.....................7
4/07..................PASS...............4.......... ....................55.....................8
4/14..................PASS...............7.......... ....................62.....................9
4/21..................PASS...............7.......... ....................69....................10
4/28..................PASS...............7.......... ....................76....................11
5/05..................PASS...............4.......... ....................80....................12

I note that after 18 weeks, I am halfway toward my goal of 160 evenings. In the past I have not done a lot of reading during the warmest months of the year, so I feel on schedule.

5/12..................PASS...............4.......... ....................84....................13
5/19...................fail.................1....... .......................85....................13
5/26..................PASS...............4.......... ....................89....................14
6/02..................PASS...............5.......... ....................94....................15
6/09..................PASS...............4.......... ....................98....................16
6/16..................PASS...............7.......... ...................105....................17
6/23...................fail.................1....... ......................106....................17
6/30..................PASS...............6.......... ...................112....................18

At the mid-year point, I am 70% toward my goal of 160 evenings. However, I am two weeks behind the pace of reaching my weeks goal. The evenings goal is far more important to me than the weeks goal, so overall I am pleased thus far. However, I have historically done most of my reading the first half of the year, so I cannot be optimistic about the weeks goal.

7/07..................PASS...............6.......... ...................118...................19
7/14...................fail.................3....... ......................121...................19
7/21..................PASS...............4.......... ...................125...................20
7/28..................PASS...............5.......... ...................130...................21
8/04..................PASS...............6.......... ...................136...................22
8/11...................fail.................3....... ......................139...................22
8/18..................PASS...............5.......... ...................144...................23
8/25..................PASS...............4.......... ...................148...................24
9/01..................PASS...............6.......... ...................154...................25
9/08..................PASS...............7.......... ...................161..................26

Hooray! On Friday Sept. 7 I reached my goal of 160 evenings reading!

I have lost interest in my secondary goal of 40 weeks reading 4 or more evenings per week. However, I will continue to keep track to see how far I get this year.

9/15..................PASS...............4.......... ...................165...................27
9/22..................PASS...............6.......... ...................171...................28
9/29..................PASS...............4.......... ...................175...................29
10/06..................fail.................2........ .....................177...................29
10/13................PASS................5........... ..................182...................30
10/20..................fail.................2........ .....................184...................30
10/27..................fail.................2........ .....................186...................30
11/03..................fail.................2........ .....................188...................30
11/10..................fail.................3........ .....................191...................30
11/17..................fail.................2........ .....................193...................30
11/24................PASS................4........... ..................197...................31
12/01..................fail.................2........ .....................199...................31
12/08................PASS................4........... ..................203...................32
12/15................PASS................5........... ..................208...................33
12/22................PASS................4........... ..................212...................34
12/29................PASS................6........... ..................218...................35
12/31................****................2........... ..................220..................**

And so with 220 evenings read, I surpassed my goal of 160 by 37.5%. With 35 weeks reading 4 or more evenings, I fell short of my goal of 40 by 12.5%. I finished 15 books in 2012, which is the same number I finished in 2011. I read at least once every week, and only once only two weeks.



************************************************** *******


1...3/08...2011 Canadian Football League Rule Book
2...3/18...Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
3...4/19...Aiming at Amazon - Aaron Shepard
4...4/22...Happier than a Billionaire - Nadine Hays Pisani
5...5/11...Games People Play - Eric Berne
6...6/05...Losers Live Longer - Russell Atwood
7...6/16...BAD or The Dumbing of America - Paul Fussell
8...7/02...The Maltese Falcon (original version) - Dashiell Hammett
9...9/07...Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
10...9/18...The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs - Richard Yancey
11...9/23...Armageddon, 2419 AD - Philip Francis Nowlan
12...10/01...The Airlords of Han - Philip Francis Nowlan
13...11/10...History of the All-America Football Conference - David A. Bene
14...11/24...Madrigal - John Gardner
15...12/31...Ten-Gallon War - John Eisenberg

Last edited by GA Russell; 12-31-2012 at 09:29 PM. Reason: weekly update
GA Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 12:58 PM   #51
yakuzaboss
Groupie
yakuzaboss is on a distinguished road
 
yakuzaboss's Avatar
 
Posts: 171
Karma: 58
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Richmond, BC
Device: Sony PRS-650
Goal: To Just Read And Enjoy...

My 2012 Book List

JANUARY
1. The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
2. The Devil Next Door by Tim Curran
3. Plague Year by Jeff Carlson
4. Plague Year #2: Plague War by Jeff Carlson
5. One by Conrad Williams

FEBRUARY
6. As The World Dies #1: The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
7. As The World Dies #2: Fighting To Survive by Rhiannon Frater
8. As The World Dies #3: Siege by Rhiannon Frater

MARCH
9. The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
10. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

APRIL
11. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

DECEMBER
12. Maze Runner Prequel: The Kill Order by James Dashner
13. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
14. World War Z by Max Brooks
15. Gone by Michael Grant

Last edited by yakuzaboss; 12-31-2012 at 06:05 PM.
yakuzaboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 01:05 PM   #52
RolandD
Fanatic
RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RolandD's Avatar
 
Posts: 561
Karma: 3228980
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Branson, MO, USA
Device: Kindle Touch is now my main eReader.
Goal: To read 100 books in 2012

I'm gonna try for a hundred again.

Last edited by pdurrant; 12-28-2011 at 01:08 PM. Reason: added title
RolandD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 02:32 PM   #53
richrock
Enthusiast
richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.richrock ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
richrock's Avatar
 
Posts: 41
Karma: 254098
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: South Wales, UK
Device: Sony PRS 505
Lots of ebook goals galore!

My goals are varied:

Read the entire Horus Heresy from Black Library (I have 16 of the books so far).
Read all 4 of the Sentients of Orion Series.
Buy and read the Gary Gibson Novels: Nova War and Empire Of Light. If I'm feeling particularly flush, also to read: Final Days.
Start working my way through the backlog of Tom Clancy novels I have.
richrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 12:38 PM   #54
Traciinaz
Enthusiast
Traciinaz began at the beginning.
 
Traciinaz's Avatar
 
Posts: 27
Karma: 10
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Arizona
Device: Nook STR, Motorola Xoom, Kindle Paperwhite, IPhone, Kindle Fire HDX
Goal of 15,000 pages for 2012

I started the 2011 challenge late so I would have gotten farther than the 35 books or so I read. But, considering that I tend to enjoy reading long books I'm going to aim for 15,000 pages this year instead of a certain number of books.
Traciinaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 06:43 PM   #55
burgesk
Junior Member
burgesk began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: PRS-300
Goal: To read 100 books in 2012

I'm going to try for 100 books in 2012. I've read 78 and 75 books in 2010 and 2011. Hopefully 25 or so can be from the 1001 books to read before you die list, but that's not a high priority.

Last edited by pdurrant; 12-31-2011 at 02:25 AM. Reason: added title
burgesk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 03:31 AM   #56
Yapyap
Guru
Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yapyap ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Yapyap's Avatar
 
Posts: 860
Karma: 3543721
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Estonia
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle 3, Sony PRS-505, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S II
Goal: 150 books in 2012

I'm setting 100 books as my goal for next year. Have upped the goal to 150, after having it at 120 for a few months.

I know it's doable - my count for this year is 135 (although that includes a couple of short stories and a few started/unfinished books), but I'm hoping to be able to spend some more time writing instead of reading next year, and a lot of the books I read this year were rather short.

No specific other goals - just books that look fun and enjoyable.

Last edited by Yapyap; 06-19-2012 at 07:09 AM. Reason: Updated the goal.
Yapyap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 04:04 PM   #57
Rakgi
Suikoden Star of Destiny
Rakgi began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 20
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Australia
Device: Sony PRS650, IPad1, IPad Mini, Kindle 4, Kindle PW1, Kobo Mini
Goal: Read 75 books in 2012

Read 73 books last year so this year I hope to hit 75. I almost read 74 last year (fell 40 pages short of that)

1) On the Edge by Ilona Andrews Finished 1/1/12
2) Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Finished 5/1/12
3) Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan Finished 7/1/12
4) Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan Finished 8/1/12
5) Charmfall by Chloe Neill Finished 10/1/12
6) White Tiger by Kylie Chan Finished 21/1/12
7) Red Phoenix by Kylie Chan Finished 23/1/12
8) Blue Dragon by Kylie Chan Finished 28/1/12
9) Crossroads by J.J. Bonds Finished 30/1/12
10) The Trouble with Heroes edited by Denise Little Finished 31/1/12
11) Doctor Who - Magic of the Angels by Jacqueline Rayner Finished 3/2/12
12) Doctor Who - Code of the Krillitanes by Justin Richards Finished 4/2/12
13) Moon Called by Patricia Briggs Finished 10/2/12
14) Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs Finished 14/2/12
15) Reign of Beasts by Tansy Rayner Roberts Finished 19/2/12
16) Witch Bank by Catherine Jinks Finished 23/2/12
17) Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs Finished 3/3/12
18) Alpha & Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs Finished 4/3/12
19) Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs Finished 9/3/12
20) Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs Finished 12/3/12
21) Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire Finished 20/3/12
22) River Marked by Patricia Briggs Finished 23/3/12
23) Spider's BITE by Jennifer Estep Finished 1/4/12
24) The Undivided by Jennifer Fallon Finished 14/4/12
25) The False Prince by Jennifer A Nielsen Finished 17/4/12
26) Skylark by Meagan Spooner Finished 21/4/12
27) Hexed by Kevin Hearne Finished 26/4/12
28) Hammered by Kevin Hearne Finished 29/4/12
29) Glass Houses by Rachel Caine Finished 4/5/12 (reread)
30) The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine Finished 5/5/12
31) Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine Finished 7/5/12
32) Fated by Benedict Jacka Finished 9/5/12
33) Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine Finished 14/5/12
34) Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine Finished 16/5/12
35) Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine Finished 18/5/12
36) Fade Out by Rachel Caine Finished 20/5/12
37) 10 Futures by Michael Pryor Finished 22/5/12
38) Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine Finished 25/5/12
39) Storm by Brigid Kemmerer Finished 29/5/12
40) Ghost Town by Rachel Caine Finished 2/6/12
41) Bite Club by Rachel Caine Finished 5/6/12
42) The Recruit by Robert Muchamore Finished 7/6/12
43) Last Breath by Rachel Caine Finished 9/6/12
44) Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Finished 14/6/12
45) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Finished 16/6/12
46) Frostbite by Richelle Mead Finished 18/6/12
47) Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead Finished 20/6/12
48) Blood Promise by Richelle Mead Finished 22/6/12
49) Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead Finished 25/6/12
50) Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead Finished 27/6/12
51) Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Finished 30/6/12
52) The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead Finished 3/7/12
53) Marked by P.C Cast Finished 7/7/12
54) Dark Descendant by Jenna Black Finished 8/7/12
55) Grave Witch by Kalayna Price Finished 13/7/12
56) Seraphina by Rachel Hartman Finished 15/7/12
57) Hard Magic by Laura Anne Gilman Finished 23/7/12
58) Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon Finished 28/7/12
59) Moving Target aka Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon Finished 2/8/12
60) Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon Finished 6/8/12
61) Biting Cold by Chloe Neill Finished 18/8/12
62) Bitten by Kelley Armstrong Finished 22/8/12
63) The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima Finished 31/8/12
64) The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima Finished 4/9/12
65) The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima Finished 8/9/12
66) Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart Finished 13/9/12
67) First Test by Tamora Pierce Finished 14/9/12
68) Page by Tamora Pierce Finished 15/9/12
69) Squire by Tamora Pierce Finished 17/9/12
70) Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce Finished 18/9/12
71) Wander Dust by Michelle Warren Finished 20/9/12
72) Doctor Who - Apollo 23 by Justin Richards Finished 22/9/12
73) Ember by Jessica Sorensen Finished 25/9/12
74) Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce Finished 27/9/12
75) Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro Finished 30/9/12
76) The Far West by Patricia C. Wrede Finished 4/10/12
77) Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey Finished 8/10/12
78) Virals by Kathy Reichs Finished 12/10/12
79) The Academy by Emmaline Andrews Finished 18/10/12
80) Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas Finished 21/10/12
81) Hunters & Prey by Katie Salidas Finished 23/10/12
82) Pandora's Box by Katie Salidas Finished 25/10/12
83) Croak by Gina Damico Finished 27/10/12
84) Scorch by Gina Damico Finished 30/10/12
85) In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce Finished Sometime in October
86) The Woman who Rides like a Man by Tamora Pierce Finished Late October
87) Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce Finished 3/11/12
88) Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce Finished 6/11/12
89) Eternally Yours by Cate Tiernan Finished 10/11/12
90) Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce Finished 13/11/12
91) Earth Girl by Janet Edwards Finished 17/11/12
92) Nimisha's Ship by Anne McCaffrey Finished 21/11/12
93) Undeadly by Michele Vail Finished 24/11/12
94) Acorna: The Unicorn Girl by Anne McCaffrey & Margaret Ball Finished 26/11/12
95) The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller Finished 5/12/12
96) Innocence Lost by Karen Miller Finished 9/12/12
97) Convergence by Sharon Green Finished 19/12/12
98) Competitions by Sharon Green Finished 26/12/12
99) Crewel by Gennifer Albin Finished 30/12/12
100) Small Shen by Kylie Chan Finished 30/12/12

GOAL FINISHED! I will still continue to list books I read for the rest of year to see how many I manage to finish.

Last edited by Rakgi; 12-29-2012 at 10:24 PM.
Rakgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 10:31 PM   #58
Xanthe
Wizard
Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Xanthe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Xanthe's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,699
Karma: 5339495
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Surebleak
Device: Aluratek Libre, Sony 350/T1,Pandigital, eBM 911, Nook HD/HD+, Fire HDX
Goal: To read 100 books in 2012

Staking out my space for this year. I managed 100 in 2011 so I'm going to try to do the same in 2012.

I'm not using any rating system. If I finish a book and list it here, then I found it enjoyable - if not, I'll mention it. If the book is part of a series, I'll list its name and volume number. My list will probably be heavy with urban fantasy, paranormal romance, science fiction, and mystery/suspense books because that's what I'm into at the present time.

(Note: All audiobooks listened to are unabridged versions.)

ETA: Well, it looks as though I won't be making my goal this year. However, there's always 2013!

* * * * * * * * * *
001. Jay, Stacey - Dead on the Delta (Annabelle Lee series #1)
002. Marr, Melissa - Graveminder
003. Bonilla, Amanda - Shaedes of Gray (Shaedes Assassin series #1)
004. Meluch, R. M. - The Ninth Circle (USS Merrimack #5)
005. Lima, Maria - Matters of the Blood (Blood Lines series #1)
006. Drummond, India - Blood Faerie (Caledonia Fae series #1)
007. Drummond, India - Azuri Fae (CF #2)
008. Lima, Maria - Blood Bargain (BL #2)
009. Cole, Kresley - Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12)
010. Lee, Jennifer 8. - The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of
Chinese Food (non-fiction)

011. Brockmann, Suzanne - Born To Darkness (ARC, Fighting Destiny series #1)
012. Lonely Planet - Discover Canada (non-fiction)
013. Pang, Allison - A Brush of Darkness (Abby Sinclair series #1)
014. Pang, Allison - A Sliver of Shadow (AS #2)
015. Black, Cara - Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc series #1)
016. Sebold, Gaie - Babylon Steel
017. Weber, David - In Fire Forged: Worlds of Honor V (WoH #5)
018. Aaronovitch, Ben - Rivers of London (Rivers of London series #1)
019. Aaronovitch, Ben - Moon Over Soho (RoL #2)
020. Murphy, C. E. - Urban Shaman (The Walker Papers #1)(unabr. audiobook) (re-listen)

021. Seely, Hart - The Juju Rules (Or How to Win Ballgames From Your Couch (ARC)
022. Jay, Stacey - Blood On The Bayou (AL #2)
023. Murphy, C. E. - Thunderbird Falls (TWP #2) (unabr. audiobook) (re-listen)
024. Murphy, C. E. - Coyote Dreams (TWP #3) (unabr. audiobook) (re-listen)
025. Murphy, C. E. - Walking Dead (TWP #4) (unabr. audiobook) (re-listen)
026. Murphy, C. E. - Demon Hunts (TWP #5) (unabr. audiobook) (re-listen)
027. Murphy, C. E. - Spirit Dances (TWP #6) (unabr. audiobook) (re-listen)
028. Hunter, Faith - Cat Tales: Four Stories From The World of Jane Yellowrock
029. Hunter, Faith & Murphy, C. E. - Easy Pickings (novella)
030. Murphy, C. E. - Petite (TWP short story)

031. Harper, Steven - The Doomsday Vault
032. Duncan, J. N. - Deadworld (Deadworld series #1)
033. Duncan, J. N. - The Vengeful Dead (D #2)
034. Langlois, Michael - Bad Radio (The Emergent Earth series #1)
035. Murphy, C. E. - Raven Calls (TWP #7) (unabr. audiobook)
036. Harkness, Deborah - A Discovery of Witches (Old Souls Trilogy #1) (unabr. audiobook)
037. Johnson, Suzanne - Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans series #1)
038. Finnis, Jane - Shadows of the Night (Aurelia Marcella series #1)
039. Harkness, Deborah - Shadow of Night (OST #2)
040. Koch, Gini - Touched By An Alien (Alien series #1)

041. Koch, Gini - Alien Tango (A #2)
042. Koch, Gini - Alien in the Family (A #3)
043. Koch, Gini - Alien Proliferation (A #4)
044. Bonilla, Amanda - Blood Before Sunrise (SA #2)
045. Koch, Gini - Alien Diplomacy (A #5)
046. Payton, T. Aaron - The Constantine Affliction
047. Whates, Ian - The Noise Within (Noise series #1)
048. Whates, Ian - The Noise Revealed (N #2)
049. Dahlquist, Gordon - The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (Miss Temple, Doctor Svenson, and Cardinal Chang series #1)
050. Dahlquist, Gordon - The Dark Volume (MT,DS &CC #2)

051. Dahlquist, Gordon - The Chemickal Marriage (MT, DS & CC #3)
052. Brook, Meljean - Rivet (Iron Seas series #3)
053. McGuire, Seanan - Discount Armageddon (InCrypted series #1)
054. Andrews, Ilona - Gunmetal Magic (World of Kate Daniels series #1)
055. Williamson, Penelope - Mortal Sins (Daman Rourke series #1)
056. Alexander, Cassie - Nightshifted (Edie Spence series #1)
057. Trent, Tiffany - The Unnaturalists
058. Williamson, Penelope - Wages of Sin (DR #2)
059. Ferguson, Craig - American On Purpose (audiobook)
060. Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve - Conflict of Honors (Liaden Universe/Agent of Change series #2)(audiobook)

061. Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve - Agent of Change (LU/AoC #1)(audiobook)
062. Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve - Carpe Diem (LU/AoC #3)(audiobook)
063. Ballantine, Pip & Morris, Tee - The Janus Affair (MoPO #2)
064. Bennett, Jenn - Kindling The Moon (Arcadia Bell series #1)
065. Bennett, Jenn - Summoning the Night (AB #2)
066. Haley, Cameron - Mob Rules (Underworld Cycle series#1)
067. Haley, Cameron - Skeleton Crew (UC #2)
068. Johnson, Jean - A Soldier's Duty (Theirs Not To Reason Why series #1)
069. Johnson, Jean - An Officer's Duty (TNTRW #2)
070. Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve - Plan B (LU/AoC# 4)(audiobook)

071. Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve - I Dare (LU/AoC #5)(audiobook)
072. Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve - Crystal Soldier (LU/Books of Before #1)(audiobook)
073. Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve - Crystal Dragon (LU/BoB #2)(audiobook)
074. Chance, Karen - Midnight's Daughter (Dorina Basarab #1)
075. Hunter, Faith - Raven Cursed (Jane Yellowrock series #4)
076. Hunter, Faith - Death's Rival (JY #5)
077. Chance, Karen - Death's Mistress (DB #2)
078. Chance, Karen - Fury's Kiss (DB #3)
079. Lee, Sharon & Miller Steve - Scout's Progress (LU/Space Regencies #2)(Audiobook)
080. Gay, Kelly - The Hour of Dust and Ashes (Charlie Madigan #3)

081. Gay, Kelly - Shadows Before The Sun (CM #4)

Last edited by Xanthe; 12-30-2012 at 09:31 PM. Reason: Adding books to list
Xanthe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 11:37 PM   #59
barb2cats
Connoisseur
barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.barb2cats can eat soup with a fork.
 
Posts: 62
Karma: 9076
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Cybook Gen3, Kindle 2, iPhone, VIZIO
Read 200 books in 2112 AND list them here!

I am really happy with the books I read and listed last year (160). But, I read more than I remembered to list. So, my new goal is not only to read at least 200 books, but to list them as I finish reading them. R = reread.

001 eWitches' Bane #2 (China Bayles), Susan Wittig Albert R *****

002 eThe Sudoku Puzzle Murder # (Puzzle Lady), Parnell Hall ***

003 eThe Square Root of Murder #1 (Prof. Sophie Knowles), Ada Madison *****

004 eUnder the Vale & Other Tales of Valdemar #7 (Anthology), edited by Mercedes Lackey
*****

005 eSpanish Dagger #15 (China Bayles), Susan Wittig Albert R *****

006 eNightshade #16 (China Bayles), Susan Wittig Albert R *****

007 eHolly Blues #18 (China Bayles), Susan Wittig Albert R *****

008 eDragon Castle, Joseph Bruchac YA, *****

009 Silent Intruder (Honeypot Lord), Gerald Hammond *****

010 eMourning Gloria #19 (China Bayles), Susan Wittig Albert R *****

011 eBleeding Hearts #15 (China Bayles), Susan Wittig Albert R *****

012 eLady Protector #8 (Corean Chronicles), L. E. Modesitt, Jr. *****

013 ePuss in Cahoots #14 (Mrs. Murphy), Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown *****

014 ePleating for Mercy #1 (Magical Dressmaking), Melissa Bourbon *****

015 eEnglish Tea Murder #19 (Lucy Stone), Leslie Meier R *****

016 eSleight of Paw #2 (Magical Cats), Sofie Kelly *****

Barb

017 eThe Counterfeit Madam #8 (Gil Cunningham), Pat McIntosh *****

018 In the Teeth of Evidence #4 (Perkins & Tate). Marian Babson *****

019 Smile Now, Die Later, Vivien Armstrong, ****

020 eMurder at Longbourn #1 (Elizabeth Parker), Tracy Kiely *****

021 Dead Letters #1 (Honeypot Lord), Gerald Hammond *****

022 ethe Lord Protector's Daughter #7 (Corean Chronicles), L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
*****
023 eLove Lies Bleeding #6 (China Bayles), Susan Wittig Albert *****

024 eThe Harper's Quine #1 (Gil Cunningham), Pat McIntosh *****

025 eAtlantis Endgame #7 (Time Traders), Andre Norton *****

026 eQuickstep to Murder #1 (Ballroom Dance Mystery), Ella Barrick ****

027 eThe Nicholas Feast #2 (Gil Cunningham), Pat McIntosh *****

027 eThe Merchant's Mark #3 (Gil Cunningham), Pat McIntosh *****

028 eSt. Mungo's Robin #4 (Gil Cunningham), Pat McIntosh *****

029 Over Jordan, Norma Johnston, ***** YA

030 eThe Rough Collier #5 (Gil Cunningham), Pat McIntosh *****




Last edited by barb2cats; 10-16-2012 at 02:44 PM.
barb2cats is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #60
RareBird
Addict
RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RareBird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 374
Karma: 770002
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Windsor, Nova Scotia
Device: Kobo Touch, Kobo Arc
50 books in 2012

I realized that formerly being a fairly active reader in the last couple of years I've read maybe only 1 or 2 books. So my goal for 2012 is 50 books.

1. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
2. Napoleon's Pyramids - William Dietrich
3. The Wrecker - Clive Cussler
4. Fortunes of War - Gordon Zuckerman
5. The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt
6. The Chase - Clive Cussler
7. Storm Front - Jim Butcher
8. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower - C. S. Forester
9. Lieutenant Hornblower - C. S. Forester
10. Hornblower and the Hotspur - C. S. Forester
11. The Alchemist's Secret - Scott Mariani
12. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
13. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
14. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
15. The Spy - Clive Cussler
16. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith
17. Ablutions - Patrick deWitt
18. Dissolution - C. J. Sansom
19. Microbe - Bill Clem
20. Hit & Run - Doug Johnstone
21. Eye of the Red Tsar - Sam Eastland
22. Run - Blake Crouch
23. The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
24. The Cold Dish - Craig Johnson
25. Dead Simple - Peter James
26. By the Blood of Heroes (The Great Undead War: Book I) - Joseph Nassise
27. Donor - Ken McClure
28. The Red Coffin - Sam Eastland
29. The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon
30. Ratking - Michael Dibdin
31. The Stonehenge Legacy - Sam Christer
32. Siberian Red - Sam Eastland
33. The Last Policeman - Ben H. Winters
34. Adrenaline - Jeff Abbott
35. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
36. Dark Fire - C. J. Sansom
37. Feed - Mira Grant
38. Hard Man - Allan Guthrie
39. The Keeper of Lost Causes - Jussi Adler-Olsen
40. The Strain - Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
41. The Fall - Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
42. Looking Good Dead - Peter James
43. The List - J. A. Konrath
44. A Gentle Axe - R. N. Morris in progress

Last edited by RareBird; 12-20-2012 at 12:00 PM. Reason: Updated reading list
RareBird is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The 2012 Annual Reading Challenge - Discussion Thread! Nyssa Reading Recommendations 779 01-03-2013 08:40 PM
Free SF/Fantasy January 2012 WebScription Gift Thread Ajax Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 143 12-04-2012 04:30 PM
My next reading challenge ficbot Reading Recommendations 7 08-01-2009 05:38 AM
Unutterably Silly The First Somewhat Annual Mobile Read Holiday Letter Thread pshrynk Lounge 3 12-04-2008 07:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:04 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.