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Old 12-27-2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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52 Books in 52 Weeks, 15,500 Pgs. & I'll Try Anything Once...

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List:
  1. A Scanner Darkly [Science Fiction] ~ Completed: 1/7/13
  2. Among Others [Magical Realism] ~ Completed: 1/13/13
  3. Persuasion [Classics] ~ On Hiatus
  4. Shadow Blade (Shadowchasers, #1) [Paranormal] ~ Completed: 2/10/13
  5. The Great Book of Amber [Fantasy] {3 of 10 Books Completed} ~ On Hiatus
  6. A Town Like Alice [Not Categorized] ~ Completed: 2/7/13
  7. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) [Dystopian] ~ Completed: 2/16/13
  8. The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) [Young Adult] ~ Completed: 2/24/13
  9. Geekomancy (Ree Reyes #1) [Urban Fantasy] ~ Completed: 2/27/13
  10. Chobits, Volume 1 [Graphic Novels] {4 of 4 Volumes Completed} ~ Completed: 3/6/13
  11. The Secret Life of Bees [Chick-Lit] ~ On Hiatus
  12. Divine Misfortune [Humour] ~ On Hiatus
  13. American Gods [Award Winner] ~ Currently Reading
  14. Casino Royale (James Bond #1) [Espionage] ~ Completed: 5/3/13
  15. Kitchen Princess, Volume 1 [Not Categorized] ~ Completed: 5/12/13
  16. The Friday Society [Steampunk] ~ Completed: 5/29/13

Short Stories:
  1. Help Wanted (Fantasy Heights #1) ~ Completed: 3/25/13
  2. The New Girl (Fantasy Heights #2) ~ Completed: 3/25/13
  3. At Her Command (Fantasy Heights #3) ~ Completed: 3/26/13
  4. All Of Her (Fantasy Heights #4) ~ Completed: 3/27/13
  5. One To Watch (Fantasy Heights #5) ~ Completed: 3/27/13
  6. Into Her Fire (Fantasy Heights #6) ~ Completed: 3/27/13
  7. Wish Her Well (Fantasy Heights #7) ~ Completed: 3/30/13
  8. All the Queen's Men (Fantasy Heights #8) ~ Completed: 3/30/13

The I'll Try Anything Once... Challenge!

Conquered:
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  • Dystopian
  • Graphic Novels
  • Magical Realism
  • Paranormal
  • Science Fiction
  • Steampunk
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Young Adult
  • Espionage


Not Yet Conquered:
  • Adventure
  • Auto-Biography/Biography
  • Chick-Lit
  • Childrens Book
  • Classics
  • Cyberpunk
  • Drama
  • Educational
  • Erotica
  • Fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Hard-Boiled
  • Historical Fiction
  • Horror
  • Humour
  • Literary Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Noir
  • Non Fiction
  • Philosophical
  • Poetry
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Romance
  • Supernatural
  • Thriller
  • True Crime
  • Victorian

Personal Bonus Categories:
  • Award Winner
  • Banned or Challenged
  • Mobile Read Author
  • Mythology



* All book links will lead to my review on GoodReads unless otherwise stated.


I stopped updating this quite a while ago.

Here is what I read and reveiewd in 2013.

Here is the result of the I'll Try Anything...Challenge

Unfortunately, I no longer have a proper pages read count.

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:20 AM   #4
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01) 03-01-2012 - Jemima J by Jane Green
02) 13-01-2012 - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
03) 21-01-2012 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
04) 27-01-2012 - Before I Die by Jenny Downham
05) 03-02-2013 - Vanish (Rizzoli/Isles 5) by Tess Gerritsen
06) 07-02-2013 - Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple 1) by Agatha Chistie
07) 16-02-2013 - Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
08) 19-02-2013 - The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
09) 24-02-2013 - The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
10) 01-03-2014 - Miss Peregrine's home for perculiar children (Miss Peregrine 1) by Ransom Riggs
11) 10-03-2013 - Paaz by Myrthe van der Meer
12) 16-03-2013 - Spying in high heels (A high heels mystery 1) by Gemma Halliday
13) 19-03-2013 - The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society by Annie Barrows/Mary Ann Schaffer
14) 24-03-2013 - The fault in our stars by John Green
15) 28-03-2013 - Lola and the Boy next door by Stephanie Perkins
16) 02-04-2013 - The night circus by Erin Morgenstern
17) 06-04-2013 - Cinder (Lunar Chronicles 1) by Marissa Meyer
18) 08-04-2013 - The Selection (The selection 1) by Kiera Cass
19) 11-04-2013 - Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies 1) by Isaac Marion
20) 15-04-2013 - Across the Universe (Across the Universe 1) by Beth Revis
21) 21-04-2013 - Delirium (Delirium 1) by Lauren Oliver
22) 05-05-2013 - Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
23) 07-05-2013 - The Archived (The Archived 1) by Victoria Schwab
24) 10-05-2013 - Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
25) 15-05-2013 - City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments 1) by Cassandra Clare
26) 16-05-2013 - Professor Gargoyle (Tales from Lovecraft Middle School 1) by Charles Gillman
27) 20-05-2013 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
28) 21-05-2013 - Legend (Legend 1) by Marie Lu

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Old 12-27-2012, 09:34 AM   #5
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17th century England, history (12) and ancillary works
  1. Cradle King
  2. Charles I: A Life of Religion, War and Treason
  3. The King's Smuggler: Jane Whorwood, Secret Agent to Charles I

Recent non-fiction (10)
  1. The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
  2. Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest

Laundry basket redux (12)
  1. The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America

MR Lit Club (10)
  1. The War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon
  2. The Annotated Lolita

Classics (6)
  1. Persuasion

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20 Books/Series from NPR’s Top SF&F Nominations

01 A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin (5) [*****]
02 Lilith’s Brood by Octavia Butler (3) [****]
03 Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (1) [***]
04 The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (1 audiobook) [****]
05 Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1) by Mira Grant (1) [**]
06 Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (1) [*****]
07 The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (3) [****]
08 The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (1) [***]
09 The Passage by Justin Cronin (1) [*****]
10 The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin (1) [**]
11 American Gods by Neil Gaiman (1) [***]
12 Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb (3) [****]
13 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (1) [****]
14 Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven (1) [****]
15 Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1) [*****]
16 Kindred by Octavia Butler (1) [***]
17 Replay by Ken Grimwood (1) [*****]
18 The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist (4) [*****]
19 The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (1) [*****]
20 To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (1) [*****]

5 Mystery Series

01 Mary Russell by Laurie King (#1-7) [*****]
02 Miss Marple by Agatha Christie (#1-9) [****]
03 Amelia Peabody by Elizabeth Peters (#1-4) [****]
04 Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich (#1-17) [****]
05 The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (1) [*****]

Other New-to-me Fantasy Series

01 Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks (3) [***]
02 Corinne Solomon by Ann Aguirre (5) [***]
03 The Study Series by Maria Snyder (4)[*]
04 The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare (3) [****]
05 Blud by Delilah S. Dawson (4) [****]
06 The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb (3) [****]
07 Jill Kismet by Lilith Saintcrow (#1-3) [***]

Completion of Series/Other

01 Outlander (#6,#7) and Lord John Grey Series (5) by Diana Gabaldon (7) [*****]
02 Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian #5) by Diana Rowland (1)[*]
03 Iced (Fever #6) by Karen Marie Moning (1) [****]
04 Ever After (The Hollows #11) by Kim Harrison (1) [****]
05 The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles #2) by Patrick Rothfuss (1) [****]
06 Edge of Dawn (Midnight Breed #11,#0.5) by Lara Adrian (2) [**]
07 Wool (#8,#9) by Hugh Howey (2) [****]
08 Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid #2) by Seanan McGuire (2) [****]
09 Mountain Echoes (Walker Papers #8) by C.E. Murphy (1) [***]
10 Lover at Last (BDB #11) by J.R. Ward (1) [*****]
11 Sherlock Holmes (#1,#2) by Arthur Conan Doyle [***]
12 Mortal Instruments (#4,#5) by Cassandra Clare (2) [***]
13 Blackout & All-Clear by Connie Willis (2 audiobooks) [****]
14 Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs (1) [***]
15 Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews (1) [***]
16 Cold Copper (Age of Steam #3) by Devon Monk (1) [*****]
17 Chimes at Midnight (October Daye #7) by Seanan McGuire (1) [****]
18 Ritual Magic (World of the Lupi #10) by Eileen Wilks (1) [****]
19 The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (audiobook) (1) [**]
20 Fourth Grave Beneath my Feet (Charley Davidson #4) by Darynda Jones (1) [**]
21 Tempt the Stars (Cassie Palmer #6) by Karen Chance (1) [*****]
22 Elder Races (#5, #5.5, #6, #6.5) by Thea Harrison (4) [****]
23 The Rising (Darkness Rising #3) by Kelley Armstrong (1) [**]
24 Archangel's Legion (Guild Hunter #6) by Nalini Singh (1) [***]
25 Hell Bent (Broken Magic #1) by Devon Monk (1) [*****]
26 Omens (Cainsville #1) by Kelley Armstrong (1) [****]
27 Iron Druid Chronicles (#0.4, #4.6, #6) by Kevin Hearne (3) [****]
28 Dangerous Women by George R.R. Martin (1) [****]
29 Dark Angels (#4-6) by Keri Arthur (3) [***]
30 World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee (1) [***]
31 Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews (1) [****]
32 Brazen (Otherworld #13.1) by Kelley Armstrong (1) [***]

Read: 151 Books Read in 2013

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I'll use this thread to keep track of what I read, by listing my books read plus try to keep score on the buy/read ratio. I am not including the buying of Audible books, except those that are beyond my normal 2 a month worth of credits. And where I buy a Whispersync for Voice book at the same time I buy the eBook, I'm only counting it as a single purchase.

Initial # of books ToBeRead as of January 1: 92
Current # of books ToBeRead as of 2 January, 2013: 90


Books Bought in 2013: 1
Books Read in 2013:
  1. Darkover - Anthology #13 ( Marion Zimmer Bradley )
  2. Ruddy Gore ( Kerry Greenwood )(Audible+eBook, Audible read by Stephanie Daniel)
  3. Invader ( C. J. Cherryh )(Audible read by Daniel Thomas May)

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52 Books, enough from ebooks already purchased to take total unread to 10

1. Guinevere, The Legend in Autumn by Persia Woolley (ebook already purchased.)
2. Dawn by Octavia Butler (ebooks I've already purchased)
3. Adulthood Rites by Octavia Butler
4. Imago by Octavia Butler
5. I'm Starved for You by Margaret Atwood (ebook already purchased)
6. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (already purchased)
7. Avatar Book 1 by SD Perry
8. Avatar Book 2 by SD Perry
9. Abyss by David Weddle
10. Demons of Air and Darkness By Keith R.A. DeCandido
11. Twilight by David R. George III
12. Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
13. Third Shift: Pact by Hugh Howey
14. Cathedral by Michael Martin
15. Lesser Evil by Robert Simpson
16. This Gray Spirit by Heather Jarman
17. Rising Son by S.D Perry
18. Unity by S.D. Perry

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Read 35,000 pages of which 20 books will deal with The American Civil War and Biographies of Western figures (such as famous gunslingers, Native Americans, etc.)

10 Civil War Books

001. Battle Cry Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson 956 pages ****
002. The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Foote 858 pages ****
003. The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote 1000 pages ****
004. Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More Than 100 True Stories by C. Brian Kelly 352 *****

10 Biographies of Western Figures

001. Geronimo: The True Story of America's Most Ferocious Warrior by S. M. Barrett 144 pages *****
002. The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker by Bill Neeley 276 pages ****
003. Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief by Edwin R. Sweeney 526 pages ***

Miscellaneous

001. Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand 212 pages ***
002. Tale of The Witch Doll by Mildred Benson 164 pages ***
003. Fatal Affair by Marie Force 294 pages ****
004. The Vanishing Houseboat by Mildred Benson 167 pages ***
005. Fatal Justice by Marie Force 397 pages ****
006. Precipice (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1) by John Jackson Miller 60 pages ***
007. Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred Benson 169 pages ***
008. Skyborn (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #2) by John Jackson Miller 54 pages ***
009. Paragon (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #3) by John Jackson Miller 50 pages ***
010. Fatal Consequences by Marie Force 384 pages ****
011. Savior (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #4) by John Jackson Miller 37 pages ***
012. Purgatory (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #5) by John Jackson Miller 30 pages ***
013. Behind the Green Door by Mildred Benson 168 pages
014. Sentinel (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #6) by John Jackson Miller 39 pages ****
015. Pantheon (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #7) by John Jackson Miller 43 pages ****
016. Secrets (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #8) by John Jackson Miller 66 pages ****


Cumulative Statistics

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Pages Read - 6446


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Pages read: 19,426

Reading List:
Title/Date Completed/Pages

001. Field of Dishonor / 2 January / 407 pages
002. The Hobbit / 6 January / 322 pages
003. De Bello Lemures / 7 January / 110 pages
004. How Christianity Changed the World / 16 January / 448 pages
005. Into Thin Air / 19 January / 368 pages
006. Shadow Divers / 24 January / 400 pages
007. The Sundered (Star Trek: Lost Era I) / 30 January / 416 pages
008. Agincourt / 5 February / 467 pages
009. Under the Dome / 5 March / 1092 pages
010. Mere Christianity / 15 March / 266 pages
011. Flag in Exile / 20 March / 424 pages
012. Honor Among Enemies / 27 March / 556 pages
013. The Hunger Games / 1 April / 387 pages
014. Serpents Among the Ruins (Star Trek: Lost Era II) / 9 April / 371 pages
015. In Enemy Hands / 18 April / 544 pages
016. Echoes of Honor / 6 May / 718 pages
017. Catching Fire / 23 May / 391 pages
018. The Da Vinci Code / 17 June / 496 pages
019. The Art of the Impossible (Star Trek: Lost Era III) / 26 June / 356 pages
020. The Courtship of Princess Leia / 10 July / 402 pages
021. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / 17 July / 324 pages
022. The Lightning Thief / 22 July / 396 pages
023. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / 27 July / 357 pages
024. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / 10 August / 435 pages
025. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / 18 August / 734 pages
026. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / 23 Aug / 901 pages
027. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / 29 Aug / 652 pages
028. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows / 3 Sept / 791 pages
029. Ashes of Victory / 19 Sept / 672 pages
030. War of Honor / 4 Oct / 976 pages
031. Well of Souls (Star Trek: Lost Era IV) / 12 Oct / 480 pages
032. Jett Smith and the Alien Grave / 19 Oct / 214 pages
033. The Hunt for Red October / 23 Oct / 436 pages
034. Deny Thy Father (Star Trek: Lost Era V) / 1 Nov / 372 pages
035. Catalyst of Sorrows (Star Trek: Lost Era VI) / 11 Nov / 352 pages
036. The Natural Gas Revolution: At the Pivot of the World's Energy Future / 26 Nov / 304 pages
037. The Dardanelles: Tragedy and Heroism / 30 Nov / 86 pages
038. The Buried Age (Star Trek: Lost Era VII) / 7 Dec / 450 pages
039. The Great War at Sea: 1914-1918 / 15 Dec / 396 pages
040. Unnatural History (Pax Britannia) / 19 Dec / 336 pages
041. Attrition: The Great War on the Western Front - 1916 / 28 Dec / 401 pages

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To read 12 classics and keep track of what I read.

Looking back at what I've read in 2012 I noticed I hardly read any classics. So, for 2013 my goal is to read 12 classics. I've made a list of classics I would like to read, however, that isn't the definitive list; if I come across a classic I want to read that isn't on my list I can choose to read that book instead of one on my list.

My only other goal is to keep track of what I'm reading.

Statistics:

Pages read: 43,958

Reading List:


001. Kisscut by Karin Slaughter
002. Yesterday's Gone: Episode One by Sean Platt & David Wright
003. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
004. Sandstorm by James Rollins
005. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
006. Map of Bones by James Rollins
007. The Cath Who Blew the Whistle by Lilian Jackson Braun
008. Nightmare House by Douglas Clegg
009. The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff
010. Mischief by Douglas Clegg
011. The Bedlam Detective by Stephen Gallagher
012. The Unquite by John Connolly
013. Shadowland by Peter Straub
014. Black Order by James Rollins
015. A Faint Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter
016. Indelible by Karin Slaughter
017. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
018. Ring World by Larry Niven
019. The Flatey Enigma by Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson
020. The Infinite by Douglas Clegg
021. The Judas Strain by James Rollins
022. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
DNF. Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
023. Burial Ground by Michael McBride
024. The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
025. Faithless by Karin Slaughter
026. The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan
027. Extraction by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
DNF. Abandoned by Douglas Clegg
028. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
029. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Two by Sean Platt & David Wright
030. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Three by Sean Platt & David Wright
031. The Last Oracle by James Rollins
032. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Four by Sean Platt & David Wright
033. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Five by Sean Platt & David Wright
034. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Six by Sean Platt & David Wright
035. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Seven by Sean Platt & David Wright
036. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Eight by Sean Platt & David Wright
037. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Nine by Sean Platt & David Wright
038. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Ten by Sean Platt & David Wright
039. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Eleven by Sean Platt & David Wright
040. Yesterday's Gone: Episode Twelve by Sean Platt & David Wright
041. The Bones of Avalon by Phil Rickman
042. River's End by Nora Roberts
043. Haunted by Heather Graham
044. Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven
045. The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto
046. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
047. Beloved by Toni Morrison
048. Island 731 by Jeremy Robinson
049. The Heresy of Dr. Dee by Phil Rickman
050. River God by Wilbur Smith
051. Two Graves by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
052. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
053. The Wine of Angels by Phil Rickman
054. Midwinter of Spirit by Phil Rickman
055. Hallowed Ground by Steve Savile & David Niall Wilson
056. What Darkness Brings by C.S. Harris
057. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
058. A Crown of Lights by Phil Rickman
059. Asylum by Kristen Selleck
060. The Ruth Valley Missing by Amber West
061. The Bat by Jo Nesbo
062. Ghost Walk by Heather Graham
063. Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
064. The Cure of Souls by Phil Rickman
065. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
066. Triptych by Karin Slaughter
067. The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
068. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
069. The Lamp of the Wicked by Phil Rickman
070. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
071. Reapers by John Connolly
072. The Crying Girl by Glen Ebisch
073. Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter
074. Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
075. The Prayer of the Night Shepherd by Phil Rickman
076. The Smile of a Ghost by Phil Rickman
077. Virginia Creeper by Blaine Lee Pardoe
078. Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
079. Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon
080. The Doomsday Key by James Rollins
081. The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
082. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
083. Remains of the Altar by Phil Rickman
084. The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
085. The Devil You Know by Mike Carey
086. The Final Descent by Rick Yancey
087. Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
088. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
089. The Curse of Malenfer Manor by Iain McChesney
090. The Fabric of Sin by Phil Rickman
091. Yesterday's Gone: Season Three by Sean Platt & David Wright
092. The Black Country by Alex Grecian
093. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
094. Devil Colony by James Rollins
095. Stoker's Manuscript by Royce Prouty
096. To Dream of the Dead by Phil Rickman
097. New Year Island by Paul Draker
098. Anonymous Venetian by Donna Leon
099. The Small Hand by Susan Hill
100. Scarlet by Stephen R. Lawhead
101. Mrs. Hudson's Case by Laurie R. King
102. The Secrets of Pain by Phil Rickman
103. The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb
104. Magus of Hay by Phil Rickman
105. The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb
106. Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson
107. Pig Island by Mo Hayder
108. White Fire by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
109. Tuck by Stephen R. Lawhead
110. Harbour by John Ajvide Lindqvist
111. The Skeleton Key by James Rollins
112. Tracker by James Rollins
113. Bloodline by James Rollins
114. Netherworld by Lisa Morton
115. Candlenight by Phil Rickman
116. A Venetian Reckoning by Donna Leon
117. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
118. The Witching House by Brian Moreland
119. Fractured by Karin Slaughter

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Goal: To buy no more than 120 ebooks [FAILED]

I read 185 books in 2012. (200 in 2011, 160 in 2010), but my big problem is my TBR list. Because I also bought a lot of books: 137 in 2012. (216 in 2011, 256 in 2010).

At the end of 2012, my TBR pile was 307 books long. I aimed for a reduction of 80 books in 2012 and failed.

This year, I'm going to aim to buy no more than 120 ebooks. That's fewer than I've bought in any of the past three years, so it is a challenge. Hopefully it's one I will meet. And, obviously, I intend to read more than I buy. My secondary goal is to reduce my TBR count by 67 or more books, to 240 or less.


Books read in 2013
  1. January 1st: The Maker of Gargoyles and Other Stories by Clark Ashton Smith - $3.73 - 1/5 - 152pp
    [Abandoned. I can see that eldritch horror appeals to some, but not to me.]
  2. January 1st: Temple: Incarnations by Steve Saville - free - 2/5 - 152pp
    Dystopian Horror/Fantasy, not quite coherent and not my kind of thing.
  3. January 2nd: Firefly by Brian Stableford - $2.02 - 1/5 - 176pp
    [Abandoned. Arbitrary and mythic — not at all to my taste]
  4. January 4th: Grantville Gazette 45 edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 4/5 - 400pp
    The first story could have been better organised, but a good issue overall.
  5. January 5th: F&SF January/February 2013 by Spilogale Authors - $3.00 - 3/5 - 200pp
    An average issue for F&SF for me. One or two stories I really like, and one or two I didn't care for.
  6. January 9th: Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold - Gift - 5/5 - 432pp
    Excellent. You don't need to have ready any of her other books in this series to enjoy this one.
  7. January 10th: Man-Kzin Wars XIII created by Larry Niven - $3.00 - 3/5 - 384pp
    More tales from the time when Man and Kzin were at war. Average.
  8. January 13th: Deviations: Covenant by Elissa Malchon - Free - 2/5 - 332pp
    [Abandoned. The setup doesn't work, although the writing's OK.]
  9. January 13th: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott - $4.58 - 1/5 - 400pp
    [Abandoned. The writing is only adequate, and I just can't believe the setup.]
  10. January 14th: Persuasion by Jane Austen - Free - 3/5 - 108pp
    A bit too much exposition at the start and a very sudden resolution at the end.
  11. January 17th: How Dark the World Becomes by Frank Chadwick - $3.00 - 5/5 - 336pp
    A most enjoyable Crime/Mil SF story. I'd like to see more set in this universe.
  12. January 18th: Keeper of the King by P. N. Elrod - $3.00 - 4/5 - 416pp
    A slightly dated but still fun look at vampires in the modern world.
  13. January 19th: Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein - $3.00 - 4/5 -192pp
    Heinlein's first novel, on an outline by John W Campbell. Interesting early work.
  14. January 20th: Spaceman Blues by Brian Francis Slattery - Free - 1/5 - 219pp
    [Abandoned after 10%. Tor freebie. "literary retro-pulp science-fiction-mystery-superhero novel" not my kind of thing!]
  15. January 21st: Starfarers by Vondra N. McIntyre - Free - 3.5/5 - 326pp
    A bit of a slow start, but I warmed to it as it went on. Enough to add the omnibus to my wishlist.
  16. January 23rd: Farlight by Michael Swanson - $3.82 - 2/5 - 358pp
    Two impossible things from one discovery make this a bit too much pulp super-science for a modern novel.
  17. January 24th: Dragon Ship by Lee and Miller - borrowed - 5/5- 384pp
    An excellent continuation of the storyline started in Fledgling.
  18. January 26th: Necessity's Child by Lee and Miller - $3.00 - 5/5 -336pp
    An excellent introduction of some new characters and events on Korval's new planet.
  19. January 27th: How Firm a Foundation by David Weber - $4.99 - 3/5 -768pp
    Only Average? Too verbose, and the irritating names are two major problems. The ideas in the story are interesting, but soooooooo slow.
  20. January 30th: Asimov's SF, February 2013 by Dell Magazines - $3.00 - 3/5 - 100pp
    An average issue. Nothing outstanding, yet nothing terrible either.
  21. January 31st: Asimov's SF, March 2013 by Dell Magazines - $3.00 - 3/5 - 100pp
    A little bit better than February's issue, but again, nothing outstanding.
  22. February 2nd: Limits by Larry Niven - Free - 5/5 - 240pp
    An excellent collection of short stories by Larry Niven.
  23. February 3rd: Tiger by the Tail by John Ringo - $3.75 - 3/5 - 240pp
    An even more over-the-top continuation of the Kildar saga. Not up to the rest of the series.
  24. February 3rd: Analog SF, March 2013 by Dell Magazine Authors - $3.00 - 4/5 - 100pp
    A good selection of stories this month.
  25. February 4th: Analog SF, April 2013 by Dell Magazine Authors - $3.00 - 4/5 - 100pp
    Another good selection of stories this month.
  26. February 6th: Darkship Renegades by Sarah A. Hoyt - $2.75 - 4/5 - 400pp
    A good sequel, but I felt that some of the space stuff was poorly done.
  27. February 8th: The Grey Horse by R A MacAvoy - $2.89 - 4/5 - 212pp
    A well-told tale of 1890s Ireland, with a touch of the supernatural.
  28. February 9th: Sunset of the Gods by Steve White - $2.75 - 3/5 - 240pp
    Interesting, but I never felt involved with the characters.
  29. February 10th: Ivory by Mike Resnick - $5.09 - 3.5/5 - 322pp
    An interesting set of linked incidents concerning a certain pair of tusks.
  30. February 12th: Life of Pi by Yann Martel - $0.30 - 2/5 - 326pp
    The religion was dull, the adventure too fantastical, and the real-story conceit dull.
  31. February 14th: Winter in Madrid C. J. Sansom - $0.30 - 4/5 - 200pp
    A very good historical drama set amid the events of the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War.
  32. February 17th: Shadow of Freedom by David Weber - $3.60 - 5/5 - 448pp
    Moving the action on a bit. I would give it 4/5, but the evidence is that I read it quickly, and I am eagerly awaiting the next one!
  33. February 18th: Assault on the Gods by Steve Goldin - $2.50 - 3/5 - 180pp
    A little bit dated, but quite fun.
  34. February 19th: The Road of Danger by David Drake - $3.60 - 5/5 - 368pp
    Excellent, as usual. A good continuation of the RCN series.
  35. February 20th: Honor's Paradox by P. C. Hodgell - $2.57 - 4/5 - 368pp
    Would probably be 5/5 if I'd read the previous books more recently.
  36. February 22nd: Asimov's SF, April-May 2013 by Dell Magazine Authors - $6.00 - 4/5 - 200pp
    A slightly above average issue, with only one or two short stories I didn't like.
  37. February 24th: Analog SFF, May 2013 by Dell Magazine Authors - $3.00 - 4/5 - 100pp
    Also slightly above average.
  38. February 26th: A Few Good Men by Sarah A. Hoyt - $3.60 - 5/5 - 385pp
    An excellent continuation, from the viewpoint of a different character.
  39. February 28th: Interzone #214, February 2008 by TTA Press authors- $3.40 - 4/5 - 100pp
    A good issue. I especially liked the last story, which and incidental interesting aliens.
  40. March 2nd: Rising Sun by Robert Conroy - $3.75 - 2/5 - 352pp
    [Abandoned. I just can't get exciting about alternate recent history with no other SF or Fantasy element.]
  41. March 2nd: The Iron Breed by Andre Norton - $2.75 - 3/5 - 448pp
    An omnibus of two unrelated novels, The Iron Cage and Breed to Come. Both have themes common in Norton's other books.
  42. March 5th: Grantville Gazette #46 edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 5/5 - 400pp
    A better-than-average issue of the Grantville Gazette
  43. March 6th: F&SF, March 2013 by Spilogale authors - $3.00 - 4/5 - 100pp
    A much better than average (for me) issue of F&SF
  44. March 7th: Thebes of the Hundred Gates by Robert Silverberg - $2.99 - 4/5 - 144pp
    An interesting little time-travel tale.
  45. March 7th: Starborne by Robert Silverberg - Free - 2/5 - 304pp
    I wasn't fond of the literary style of the story-telling, and we had at least three impossible things. A rather weak ending, too.
  46. March 10th: The Harriers, Book One: War and Honor created by Gordon R Dickinson - $3.60 - 3/5 - 200pp
    OK. Nothing special, in terms of small-scale Mil SF
  47. March 11th: The Masks of Time by Robert Silverberg - $2.99 - 2/5 - 256pp
    Dated. A little dull. A little too earnestly 'literary' for my taste.
  48. March 13th: Prophecy by Tianna Xander - $2.98 - 1/5 - 238pp
    [Abandoned. It's a SF/Gods/Magic Romance without anything to recommend it.]
  49. March 13th: Subterranean Scalzi Bundle by John Scalzi - $5.70 - 4/5 - 600pp
    I really enjoyed the fiction in this bundle.
  50. March 15th: World of the Starwolves by Edmond Hamilton - $3.33 - 4/5 - 158pp
    A fun space-operaish adventure.
  51. March 16th: Lens of the World by R. A. MacAvoy - $3.33 - $2.89 - 4.5/5 - 204pp
    I really liked it. Not your usual sort of fantasy adventure, and I liked the writing style.
  52. March 20th: The Heretic by David Drake and Tony Daniel - $3.60 - 4/5 - 400pp
    Another world, another war. I'm surprised that there wasn't mention of an attempt at a direct approach.
  53. March 22nd: Loot by Aaron Elkins - $1.36 - 5/5 - 312pp
    An excellent tale of WWII looted art treasures
  54. March 24th: Rage of a Demon King by Raymond E. Feist - $5.64 - 4.5/5 - 312pp
    Good. Lots of action and it moves the story right along.
  55. March 27th: Armlet by Ross Richdale - $2.22 - 1/5 - 159pp
    Bad plotting and devices and appalling use of SF terms. I'm surprised I finished it.
  56. March 29th: Dog and Dragon by Dave Freer - $3.60 - 4/5 - 304pp
    I like the dragon and the dog's OK. A fun story.
  57. March 31st: The Harriers, Book Two: Blood and War created by Gordon R Dickinson - $3.60 - 3/5 - 237pp
    One excellent story. The others not so much.
  58. April 2nd: Asimov's SF, June 2013 by Dell Magazines - $3.00 - 4/5 - 100pp
    A good issue. I enjoyed all the longer stories and most of the short ones.
  59. April 4th: Analog SFF, June 2013 by Dell Magazines - $3.00 - 5/5 - 100pp
    An excellent issue. I enjoyed all the stories and the other articles.
  60. April 5th: Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton - $1.50 - 5/5 - 332pp
    Wow. Excellent. As if Austen/Trollope/Heyer wrote about Dragons. loved it.
  61. April 6th: Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon - $3.60 - 4/5 - 496pp
    Good. An interesting first novel in what looks like a Mil SF series.
  62. April 9th: The Gods of War created by Christopher Stasheff - $3.60 - 3/5 - 320pp
    A series of short stores with a connecting narrative.
  63. April 12th: The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 4/5 - 288pp
    Twelve short puzzles to test Poirot's "Little Grey Cells".
  64. April 13th: Heechee Rendezvous by Frederick Pohl - $4.00 - 3.5/5 - 352pp
    I found the style of the story-telling a bit irritating, but overall I liked it.
  65. April 15th: Shards of a Broken Crown by Raymond E. Feist - $5.64 - 4/5 - 512pp
    A good read, and concludes the SerpentWar Saga well.
  66. April 16th: Austenland by Shannon Hale - $1.50 - 4/5 - 208pp
    A quick, fun read
  67. April 17th: Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel - $3.60 - 4/5 - 352pp
    An enjoyable alien invasion space opera/mil sf.
  68. April 19th: House of Steel by David Weber - $3.60 - 3/5 - 576pp
    An excellent novella, but I found most of the "fact" articles very dull.
  69. April 21st: In Fire Forged by David Weber - $6.99 - 4/5 - 336pp
    Good stuff. Well, I skipped most of the last "technical" article on ship armour.
  70. April 23rd: Portal by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor - $3.60 - 3/5 - 432pp
    Fun, but somehow not completely engaging. Or perhaps I was tired.
  71. April 25th: Moonsinger's Quest by Andre Norton - $3.60 - 3/5 - 432pp
    The first half was OK, but the second story dragged a bit. I just couldn't credit elves (& other 'supernaturals') in space.
  72. May 3rd: Grantville Gazette #47 edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 3/5 - 400pp
    An OK issue. Nothing outstanding, and one story I found far too sentimental.
  73. May 4th: A Glancing Light by Aaron Elkins - $1.36 - 4/5 - 230pp
    A quick and enjoyable mystery/adventure in the high-end art world.
  74. May 5th: F&SF May/June 2013 edited by Gordon van Gelder - $3.00 - 2/5 - 200pp
    Not quite to my taste, either in the style or the subject of most of the stories.
  75. May 7th: Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2013 - $3.00 - 3/5 - 100pp
    An OK issue. Nothing that stood out.
  76. May 11th: Analog Science Fiction Science Fact, July/August 2013 - $3.00 - 3/5 - 200pp
    Also an OK issue.
  77. May 15th: The Judas Pair by Jonathan Gash - $1.50 - 4/5 - 210pp
    A good start to the Lovejoy series, nce past the first scene.
  78. May 17th: The Enchanter Reborn by L. Sprague de Camp et al. - $3.60 - 5/5 - 320pp
    A very good collection of stories about Harold Shea, the Incompleat Enchanter.
  79. May 18th: The Land of Big Blue App
    les by Don Wilcox - $3.60 - 2/5 - 100ppA pulp novella from 1946. Essentially rubbish.
  80. May 19th: Pandora's Legions by Christopher Anvil - $3.00 - 4/5 - 379pp
    Bringing together all elements of Anvil's Pandora's planet stories for the first time.
  81. May 21st: School of Light by Jody Lynn Nye - $3.00 - 3/5 - 408pp
    An interesting setting, although the story has a slow start. 2nd in series.
  82. May 24th: Eight Million Gods by Wen Spencer - $3.00 - 5/5 - 400pp
    Excellent fantasy set in Japan.
  83. May 26th: Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Correira - $3.00 - 4/5 - 528pp
    A good continuation of the Monster Hunter series
  84. May 28th: Man-Kzin Wars I (25th Anniv. ed.) by Larry Niven - $3.00 - 4/5 - 384pp
    Three excellent stories of the Man-Kzin wars.
  85. May 30th: Thraxas and the Ice Dragon by Martin Scott - $1.34 - 5/5 - 211pp
    An excellent continuation of the Thraxas series, and more to come.
  86. May 31st: Split Heirs by Lawrence Watt-Evans and Esther Freisner - $1.29 - 2/5 - 320pp
    Disappointing. The worst of both writers rather than the best.
  87. June 2nd: Elfhome by Wen Spencer - $3.00 - 5/5 - 560pp
    An excellent continuation of the Tinker series.
  88. June 4th: Hokas Pokas! By Poul Anderson and Gordon R Dickinson - $2.50 - 4/5 - 288pp
    A good collection of Hoka short stories, including one longer story.
  89. June 5th: How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman - Free - 4/5 - 28pp
    An intriguing glimpse of a world in a short story.
  90. June 5th: Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 4/5 - 224pp
    A good Poirot mystery, neatly wrapped up at the end.
  91. June 6th: Seer's Blood by Doranna Durgin - $1.67 - 4/5 - 352pp
    A satisfying fantasy adventure with good characters.
  92. June 7th: The King’s Peace by Jo Walton - $1.49 - 5/5 - 530pp
    Wow. That was excellent. Arthurian but not.
  93. June 9th: Realtime Interrupt by James P. Hogan - $2.00 - 4/5 - 416pp
    An interesting book, but some much more important consequences seem to have been overlooked.
  94. June 11th: This Chicken Outfit by A. L. Sirois - $0.32 - 3/5 - 10pp
    An amusing short story of marketing and aliens
  95. June 11th: War Maid’s Choice by David Weber - $2.57 - 4/5 - 880pp
    An enjoyable book in the series.
  96. June 15th: Sentry Peak by Harry Turtledove - $1.33 - 2/5 - 506pp
    [Abandoned. US civil war thinly disguised as Fantasy. A trilogy, too!]
  97. June 16th: Asimov's Science Fiction, August 2013 - $3.00 - 4/5 - 100pp
    That was fun, especially the story about "The Fleet".
  98. June 17th: Analog SFF, September 2013 - $3.00 - 4/5 - 100pp
    Another good issue, especially the main story.
  99. June 18th: Noah’s Boy by Sarah A. Hoyt - $3.00 - 4/5 - 400pp
    An excellent continuation of the series.
  100. June 20th: Beginnings by David Weber et al. - $3.00 - 4/5 - 384pp
    Overall, a very good collection. It's a shame it's let down by a very poor plot point in the first story.
  101. June 22nd: A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 1 by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - $3.00 - 4/5 - 464pp
    Liaden Chapbooks 1-8 with an extra story "Sweet Waters". Good stuff.
  102. June 22nd: Wolf in Shadow by John Lambshead - $3.00 - 5/5 - 416pp
    An excellent fantasy story set in modern-day London.
  103. June 24th: Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer - $1.80 - 4/5 - 288pp
    A good romance, with characters from "These Old Shades" and their children.
  104. June 26th: The King’s Name by Jo Walton - $1.49 - 5/5 - 352pp
    An excellent continuation of the story in an alternate 'Arthurian' 'Britain'.
  105. June 29th: Transvergence by Charles Sheffield - $3.00 - 4/5 - 544pp
    An enjoyable but forgettable continuation.
  106. July 1st: Stones in the Sky by Scott Mason - $3.03 - 1/5 - 344pp
    [Abandoned after the 4th nested flashback]
  107. July1st: A Glimpse of Splendor by Dave Creek - $1.45 - 3/5 - 40pp
    An OK short novella
  108. July 1st: Lantern Road by John T. Cullen - $1.95 - 3/5 - 112pp
    An OK short novel, but I thought the ending was poor.
  109. July 5th: Grantville Gazette 48 edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 4/5 - 400pp
    A good Timespike and standalone SF story make up for OK Grantville
  110. July 6th: A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber - $6.99 - 4/5 - 384pp
    That was a really good extension of the original story.
  111. July 7th: F&SF July/August 2013 edited by Gordon van Gelder - $3.00 - 3/5 - 200pp
    Better for me than the last issue, but still more literary fantasy than I prefer.
  112. July 8th: Tainted Garden by Jeff Stanley - $2.16 - 2/5 - 310pp
    Some interesting ideas, but I couldn't suspend disbelief.
  113. July 10th: Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein - $2.25 - 4/5 - 352pp
    Good to excellent early Heinlein.
  114. July 12th: Queen of Wands by John Ringo - $2.25 - 3/5 - 448pp
    A disappointment. Internally inconsistent.
  115. July 14th: Fantasy Adventures #1 edited by Philip Harbottle - $5.05 - 4/5 - 150pp
    A miscellaneous collection, most notable for a previously unpublished Dumarest story.
  116. July 16th: Fantasy Adventures #2 edited by Philip Harbottle - $3.82 - 3/5 - 150pp
    Another Dumarest story, but the others weren't much.
  117. July 18th: Wolverine's Daughter by Doranna Durgin - $2.00 - 3/5 - 320pp
    An OK "barbarian"/magic story.
  118. July 19th: Fire Season by David Weber - $2.25 - 5/5 - 304pp
    An excellent YA Adventure.
  119. July 20th: Asimov's Science Fiction, September 2013 - $3.00 - 5/5 - 100pp
    Excellent issue
  120. July 22nd: Rogue Queen by L. Sprague de Camp - Free - 3/5 - 165pp
    Interesting aliens, but a bit dated.
  121. July 24th: Analog SFF, October 2013 - $3.00 - 4/5 - 100pp
    Average Issue
  122. July 26th: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky - Free - 5+/5 - 1600+pp
    An excellent HP fan-fic/parody, sort of an alternate history HP. Highly recommended, if you can stand a work in progress.
  123. July 30th: Dark Fire by C J Sansom - $3.77 - 5/5 - 595pp
    An excellent Tudor mystery.
  124. August 2nd: But As A Soldier For His Country by Stephen Goldin - Free - 3/5 - 30pp
    A good story but really just a taster for his novels
  125. August 2nd: Tour of Duty by Michael Z Williamson - $2.25 - 3/5 - 384pp
    An OK short story collection.
  126. August 5th: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis - $4.49 - 3/5 - 506pp
    OK, but dated (time machines but no mobile phones).
  127. August 9th: The Day the Magic Stopped edited by Christopher Stasheff - $2.25 - 4/5 - 320pp
    An interesting collection of short stories, all obviously written to the same story plan - a brief unexplained break in the availability of magic in a magic Byzantium.
  128. August 10th: Best Present Ever! by Lawrence Watt-Evans - Free - 4/5 - 10pp
    A delightful Christmas story of a bully and ....
  129. August 11th: Pirates of the TimeStream by Steve White - $2.25 - 4/5 - 256pp
    A good story set in mid 1600s Caribbean.
  130. August 11th: 1635: Papal Stakes by Charles E Gannon & Eric Flint - $2.57 - 4/5 - 432pp
    Excellent continuation of the Grantville series.
  131. August 14th: Crooked House by Agatha Christie - $0.65 - 4/5 - 400pp
    Very good indeed. None of her usual detectives, a nice change.
  132. August 16th: The Human Edge by Gordon R Dickson - $2.50 - 4/5 - 416pp
    A very good collection of Dickson's short stories.
  133. August 17th: Blood and Judgement by Lars Walker - $2.50 - 3/5 - 320pp
    A slightly unsatisfying take on Hamlet and Mythology
  134. August 18th: Firefight Y2K by Dean Ing - $2.50 - 3/5 - 320pp
    Some fun stories, but the fact articles are a bit dull
  135. August 20th: Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague de Camp - $4.99 - 4/5 - 290pp
    A splendid classic time travel tale, and additional tales on the theme by some other good authors.
  136. August 21st: Ice and Shadow by Andre Norton - $2.25 - 3/5 - 464pp
    Two more books with mysterious Psi-powers.
  137. August 26th: Asimov's Science Fiction, October/November 2013 - $6.00 - 4/5 - 200pp
    Average Issue
  138. August 29th: Analog SFF, November 2013 - $3.00 - 5/5 - 100pp
    I really liked the two main stories.
  139. August 30th: The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox - Free - 2/5 - 312pp
    Poor. Essentially paranormal erotica, but not very good paranormal.
  140. September 1st: Midst Toil and Tribulation by David Weber - $5.73 -4/5 - 816pp
    Back on form. An exciting continuation of the Safehold series.
  141. September 5th: Grantville Gazette #49 edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 4/5 - 400pp
    An enjoyable continuation of the alt-hist soap opera.
  142. September 6th: Gold From Gemini by Jonathan Gash - $1.50 - 4/5 - 224pp
    A fun romp.
  143. September 8th: Under a Graveyard Sky by John Ringo - $2.57 - 5/5 - 384pp
    An excellent man-made zombie apocalpyse
  144. September 11th: The Exotic Enchanter by Christopher Stasheff - $2.57 - 3/5 - 288pp
    More adventures, but nothing really special.
  145. September 12th: The Undead Hordes of Kan-Gul by Jon F. Merz - $2.57 - 3/5 - 400pp
    OK, but the magic system doesn't seem well thought out.
  146. September 15th: The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie - $6.45 - 1/5 - 560pp
    Abandoned about 1/3rd of the way in. I just wasn't enjoying it.
  147. September 17th: Treecat Wars by David Weber and Jane Lindskold - $3.00 - 5/5 - 384pp
    Splendid.
  148. September 18th: In the Blood by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $1.46 - 4/5 - 111pp
    An excellent collection of short stories about vampires. Highly recommended.
  149. September 19th: 1636: The Devil's Opera by Eric Flint and David Carrico - $3.00 - 4/5 - 560pp
    A good mix of mainstream story line and Grantville Gazette Soap Opera stuff.
  150. September 21st: Redshirts by John Scalzi - $4.98 - 5+/5 - 320pp
    Excellent. Really splendid. The ending and Coda were really good too!
  151. September 22nd: The Bull God by Roberta Gellis - $2.50 - 3/5 - 324pp
    An interesting and entertaining retelling of Ariadne's story.
  152. September 23rd: A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 4/5 - 215pp
    The first part was obvious. The second bit I didn't get, although the clues were there!
  153. September 23rd: AI Unbound by Nancy Kress - Free - 3/5 - 81pp
    Terrible formatting. The two AI stories were interesting.
  154. September 24th: F&SF September/October 2013[/I] edited by Gordon van Gelder - $3.00 - 4/5 - 200pp
    Some I really liked (Gargoyles!). One or two I wasn't so fond of.
  155. September 25th: Precious and the Monkeys by Alexander McCall Smith - $3.59 - 2/5 - 40pp
    A disappointing children's story about Precious Ramotzwe.
  156. September 26th: The Human Division by John Scalzi - $4.98 - 4/5 - 432pp
    A novel as a collection of episodes. It worked well.
  157. September 28th: The Sagan Diary by John Scalzi - $1.79 - 3/5 - 50pp
    An interesting short story giving Jane Sagan's point of view.
  158. September 28th: Aladding and his Wonderfully Infernal Device by Tee Morris -$1.17 - 3/5 - 40pp
    A fun steampunk take on the first part of the Aladdin story.
  159. September 29th: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding by Alexander McCall Smith - $2.99 - 4/5 - 170pp
    An enjoyable continuation of the series.
  160. October 1st: The Sorcerer's Widow by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $2.97 - 3/5 - 120pp
    A good quick read with interesting characters.
  161. October 2nd: FlashForward by Robert J. Sawyer - $0.97 - 3/5 - 320pp
    A wonderful idea, that not enough is made of.
  162. October 3rd: Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch - $3.38 - 4/5 - 640pp
    An excellent continuation of the adventures of the "Gentlemen Bastards".
  163. October 8th: Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer - $1.80 - 3/5 - 320pp
    An enjoyable murder mystery/romance
  164. October 10th: 1635: Music and Murder by David Carrico - $4.99 - 5/5 - 518pp
    Splendid collection of short stories about the previous history of some of the main characters in 1636: The Devil's Opera.
  165. October 12th: Wicked by Gregory Maguire - $2.24 - 3/5 - 464pp
    Not as good as I'd hoped. Magic exists and can be learned but most people are indifferent to it?
  166. October 15th: Asimov's Science Fiction, Decembr 2013 - $3.00 - 3/5 - 100pp
    Below average (for Asimov's) Issue
  167. October 16th: Analog SFF, December 2013 - $3.00 - 4/5 - 100pp
    An average Analog, i.e. a good read.
  168. October 17th: Vika's Avenger by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $5.00 - 4/5 - 300pp
    An enjoyable revenge/mystery story with an interesting backdrop.
  169. October 18th: Among Others by Jo Walton - $4.67 - 5+/5 - 222pp
    Absolutely wonderful diary narrative of a teenage SF/Fantasy fan and magic.
  170. October 20th: Thrice Bound by Roberta Gellis - $3.33 - 4/5 - 544pp
    An enjoyable fantasy/romance, overlapping The Bull God
  171. October 23rd: Trade Secret by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - $4.50 - 3/5 - 368pp
    Perhaps it was me, but I didn't really get into this one.
  172. October 25th: Deep Wizardry (New Millennium Edition) by Diane Duane - $2.75 - 4/5 - 384pp
    Gently updated to the new timeline. Excellent story.
  173. October 26th: Man Who Sold The Moon/Orphans in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein - $2.57 - 5/5 - 330pp
    Excellent reissue of Some of Heinlein's future history
  174. October 28th: Unnatural Creatures edited by Neil Gaiman - $1.79 - 4/5 - 287pp
    An excellent collection. I especially liked "Come Lady Death" and "SunBird".
  175. November 1st: Grantville Gazette #50 edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 3/5 - 220pp
    The usual enjoyable soap opera and extras.
  176. November 3rd: Asimov's SF, January 2014 by Dell Magazine Authors - $3.00 - 4/5 - 100pp
    A slightly above average issue.
  177. November 5th: Analog SFF, January 2014 by Dell Magazine Authors - $3.00 - 5/5 - 100pp
    An excellent issue.
  178. November 7th: F&SF November/December 2013[/I] edited by Gordon van Gelder - $3.00 - 4/5 - 200pp
    A good issue, as least as far as the fiction goes. I confess I tend to skip the book and film review sections.
  179. November 10th: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman - $1.59 - 5/5 - 192pp
    An excellent fantasy
  180. November 11th: Phoenix Rising by Ryk Spoor - $3.00 - 3/5 - 544pp
    An OK start to a fantasy series.
  181. November 13th: The Elvenbane by Mercedes Lackey and Andre Norton - $0.60 - 4/5 - 400pp
    Would have been 5/5 with a better ending.
  182. November 18th: The Man-Kzin Wars XIV - $3.60 - 5/5 - 224pp
    An excellent addition to the series
  183. November 20th: A Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer - $1.80 - 5/5 - 320pp
    An excellent romance and a good romp with the minor characters.
  184. November 22nd: The Long Earth by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett - $1.02 - 4/5 - 432pp
    Good, but more Stephen Baxter, I think, than Terry Pratchett.
  185. November 24th: Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart - $1.49 - 3/5 - 336pp
    Amusing and I found the cringe-worthy moments more bearable on the page than on the screen.
  186. November 26th: Phylogenesis by Alan Dean Foster - $5.64 - 5/5 - 289pp
    Much better than some of the later Flinx novels.
  187. November 28th: They Came To Baghdad by Agatha Chistie - $0.95 - 4/5 - 320pp
    An excellent mystery, although the inclusion of a secret world-wide conspiracy spoils it a bit, dropping it to 4/5.
  188. December 1st: Limits of Power by Elizabeth Moon - $7.49 - 4/5 - 512pp
    Really enjoyed this, and not so much of a cliff-hanger as the last one.
  189. December 5th: A Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling - $1.49 - 4/5 - 576pp
    Realistic fiction. Not a genre I look for, but well-written.
  190. December 8th: The Prize in the Game by Jo Walton - $1.49 - 4/5 - 341pp
    Very good, but back-filling story, rather than a continuation.
  191. December 10th:Uchenna's Apples by Diane Duane - $2.38 - 3/5 - 200pp
    YA set in modern Ireland. Quite good, but no fantasy element at all.
  192. December 10th: A Cosmic Christmas 2 You edited by Hank Davis - $4.50 - 3/5 - 320pp
    A fun collection of new and classic SF Christmas tales.
  193. December 12th: The Turtle Moves! by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $2.51 - 3/5 - 296pp
    A fair overview of the books and the series, with one or two interesting insights.
  194. December 16th: Mars, Inc! by Ben Bova - $4.50 - 3/5 - 354pp
    OK, but not a patch on "The Man Who Sold The Moon"
  195. December 17th: Sovereign by C. J. Samson - $4.14 - 5/5 - 662pp
    An excellent historical mystery story set in Tudor York
  196. December 20th: 1636: Seas of Fortune by Iver P. Cooper - $4.50 - 3/5 - 480pp
    Would have been much better re-worked as a novel rather than kept as connected stories.
  197. December 26th: The Rebirth of Pan by Jo Walton - Free - 4/5 - 200pp
    A very good story of magic, old gods and new gods mainly set in the Greek Islands
  198. December 29th: The Rebirth of Wonder by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $1.46 - 4/5 - 131pp
    A good novella that does what it says on the tin.
  199. December 30th: The Cool Place by Holly Wade Matter - $0.15 - 3/5 - 10pp
    A sweet short story
  200. December 30th: LightSpeed Magazine #1 edited by J J Adams - $0.87 - 3/5 - 100pp
    An enjoyable collection of short stories and info about the authors
  201. December 30th: Reggiecide by Chris Dolley - $1.49 - 4/5 - 70pp
    A humorous Steampunk look at "Reeves and Worcester".
  202. December 31st: Natural Selection by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $0.42 - 2/5 - 20pp
    Interesting premise, but a little weak, even for a short story.

Books bought in 2013
  • January (13): Feb 2013 Bundle (Necessity's Child, How Dark the World Became, The Ship Who Searched, Man-Kzin Wars XIII, Sixth Column, Keeper of the King), F&SF January-February 2013, Grantville Gazette #45, How Firm A Foundation, Asimov's SF February 2013, Asimov's SF March 2013, Analog SFF March 2013, Analog SFF April 2013
  • February (25): Bundles Dec 2012 (Rising Sun, Darkship Renegades, Grantville Gazette VI, Honor's Paradox, Moonsinger's Quest, Crisis of Empire Book II: Cluster Command, Crisis of Empire Book III: The War Machine), Jan 2013 (Tiger by the Tail, Sunset of the Gods, The Iron Breed, Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles, Cobra Gamble: Cobra War Book III, Crown of Empire), Mar 2013 (Guardian of Night, The Road of Danger, Shadow of Freedom, A Few Good Men, The Harriers Book One: Of War and Honor, Hope Reborn), Life of Pi, Winter in Madrid, 1227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, Assault on the Gods, Asimov's SF April/May 2013, Analog SFF May 2013
  • March (7): April 2013 Bundle (The Heretic, Fire with Fire, Dog and Dragon, Blood and War, The Gods of War, Galactic Courier), Grantville Gazette #46, F&SF March-April 2013, Thebes of the Hundred Gates, The Masks of Time, Asimov's SF June 2013, Analog SFF June 2013, Coraline
  • April (8): May 2013 Bundle (Portal, House of Steel, Children of the Gates, World Divided, The Enhanter Reborn), Tooth and Claw, Austenland, In Fire Forged
  • May (20): Grantville Gazette #47, F&SF May-June 2013, Asimov's SF July 2013, Analog SFF July 2013, June 2013 Bundle (Burdens of the Dead, Eight Million Gods, Cobra Slave, Man-Kzin Wars 25th Anniversary Edition, Elfhome, Ride the Star WInds, War Maid's Choice), Lovejoy books 1-4, Thraxas and the Ice Dragon, Split Heirs, The King's Peace, The King's Name, The Prize in the Game
  • June (8): July 2013 Bundle (Beginnings, Noah's Boy, Wolf in Shadow, Constellation, Monster Hunter Legion, When Diplomacy Fails), Asimov's SF Aug 2013, Analog SFF Sep 2013
  • July (18): August 2013 Bundle (Warbound, Pirates of the Timestream, Fire Season, Tour of Duty, Queen of Wands, Assignment in Eternity, Ice and Shadow, The Day the Magic Stopped), Grantville Gazette #48, F&SF July-August 2013, Lest Darkness Fall, Jade Darcy and the Zen Pirates, Dark Fire, A Beautiful Friendship, Shrine of the Desert Mage, Asimov's SF Sep 2013, Analog SFF Oct 2013, Gently Does It
  • August (10): September 2013 Bundle (Under a Graveyard Sky, The Undead Hordes of Kan-Gul, The Man Who Sold the Moon & Orphans of the Sky, Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, 1635: The Papal Stakes, Dragon Ship, The Exotic Enchanter), Doomsday Book, Soverign, Asimov's SF Oct/Nov 2013, Analog SFF Nov 2013, Revelation
  • September (37): Grantville Gazette #49, F&SF September-October 2013, October 2013 Bundle (1636: The Devil's Opera, Treecat Wars, Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, In Space No One Can Hear You Scream, Swords of Exodus, Phoenix Rising), Midst Toil and Tribulation, The Atrocity Archives, Heartstone, Voices of Hope, Patriarch's Hope, Among Others, Precious and the Monkeys, Red Seas Under Red Skies, In the Blood, Realms of Light, One-Eyed Jack, The Rebirth of Wonder, The Sorcerer's Widow, Out of this World, In the Empire of Shadow, The Reign of the Borwn Magician, Touched by the Gods, The Turtle Moves!, Aladdin and His Wonderful Infernal Device, Redshirts, The Sagan Diary, Flashforward, The Human Division,The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, The Good, the Bad and the Undead, 1635: Music and Murder, Steelheart, The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection, The Satanic Verses
  • October (45): November 2013 Bundle (Trade Secret, Come and Take Them, Spheres of Influence, A Cosmic Christmas 2 You), The Long Earth, The Long War, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Dominion, Knight Moves, The Casual Vacancy,Asimov's SF Dec 2013, Analog SFF Dec 2013, Knots and Crosses, Vika's Avenger, Wicked, Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex, First Five in Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwall, Gently by The Shore, Gently Down the Stream, Landed Gently, 8xYoung Wizard books, Is it Just Me, Unnatural Creatures, Sharpe's Tiger, Sharpe's Triumph, Sharpe's Fortress, The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, Farseer Trilogy, Tawny Man Trilogy
  • November (15): Grantville Gazette #50, F&SF November-December 2013, December 2013 Bundle (Mars Inc, 1920:America's Great War, Man-Kzin Wars XIV, Dragon's Teeth, Night and Demons), Elvenbane, The Jesus Incident, Birthright, Starplex, Future Perfect,Asimov's SF Jan 2014, Analog SFF Jan 2014, The Princess Bride, Limits of Power
  • December (77): January 2014 Bundle (Revolution, 1636: Seas of Fortune, The Forever Engine, Constellation 2), Uchenna's Apples, 11xLord Peter Wimsey, Riftware & Empire trilogies, Ender Quintet, The Graveyard Book, Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF, The Time Traveller's Almanac, The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures, 9 Martin Beck Detective novels, three Lemony Snickett novels, Forensic Geology Omnibus, 18 Sharpe novels and one short shory, Fortunately, the Milk…, Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, Smoke and Mirrors, The Complete Lythande, Changespell, Medium Dead, An Unsafe Pair of Hands, Reggiecide, What Ho Automaton, Inspector Morse Omnibus (1-3), Charmed Life, Analog March 2014, Asimov's February 2014

Analysis
TBR: 378
Books read: 202 (incl. 9 abandoned and 6 not from TBR pile)
Books otherwise removed from TBR pile: 11 (2 discarded, 8 previously read, 1 misc. freebie)

Books removed from TBR pile: 207
Books added to TBR pile: 279 (including 4 free ebooks)
Removed/Added: 0.74
Net reduction for 2013: -72

Non-free books read (or abandoned): 185
Total cost of books read: $546.30
Average cost of books read: $2.95

Non-free books bought: 283 (including 8 previously read)
Total cost of books bought: $702.54
Average cost of books bought: $2.48

(£ prices converted to $ prices at £1:$1.5)


Rating System:
1: Bad. not to my taste at all. I almost certainly abandoned this one.
2: Poor. Readable, but not particularly to my taste.
3: Average. An OK read, but nothing special.
4: Good. An enjoyable read that kept my attention.
5: Excellent. Read it quickly, one of the best this year.

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2013 Goals:(1) Read 22,500 pages, (2) Increase reading diversity (less fantasy)

My primary goal this year was to read 22,500 pages which I surpassed on October 10th, well ahead of schedule despite two months where I read way less than normal. For 2014 I will raise my page goal to 24,000 pages, 2,000/month, and see how it works. I doubt my reading pace from this year is maintainable for me in the long-term.

My first secondary goal was to increase my reading diversity, mainly by getting away from Fantasy novels. Coming into 2013 I had read about 48% Fantasy novels by page count, I wanted to get that down below 40% and ended up at about 35%. I read books from 17 different genres, several of which are very broad "genres". For 2014 I plan on dropping that below 33% which will be my goal for any genre from here on out, but I won't be keeping track as closely.

My other secondary goal was to re-read a lot less than normal which I also succeeded in, re-reading only 2 books (one of which was less than 50 pages), which dropped my cumulative total down to ~25% since 2011. Next year I will probably do some more re-reading, but not too much and I will plan on keeping my total below 25% from here on out. There are some books I just enjoy too much to not re-read every once in a while.

Completed books (in order of date finished):
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  1. The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas - Ursula K. LeGuin - 1974 Hugo winning short story
  2. Charon's Claw (Neverwinter 3) - R.A. Salvatore - Started in 2012
  3. A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time 14) - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  4. 11/22/63 - Stephen King
  5. Shift Omnibus (Silo 6, 7 and 8) - Hugh Howey
  6. The Runner - WJ Davies - Silo fan fiction
  7. Lockdown (Ryan Lock 1) - Sean Black
  8. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell - From Overdrive through my local library
  9. Confessions of a Las Vegas Motorcop - H. D. Justice
  10. Fire and Ice (Liam Campbell 1) - Dana Stabenow
  11. Second Star (Star Svensdotter 1) - Dana Stabenow
  12. The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda 1) - Richard Phillips
  13. Immune (The Rho Agenda 2) - Richard Phillips
  14. Wormhole (The Rho Agenda 3) - Richard Phillips
  15. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (SH 4) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. The Hound of the Baskervilles (SH 5) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  17. Jigsaw - Douglas Smith
  18. The Moon is Green - Fritz Leiber
  19. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi - Rudyard Kipling
  20. EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches - Dave Ramsey
  21. Slow Life - Michael Swanwick - Hugo Award winning Novelette for 2003
  22. Spinward Fringe Broadcast 5: Fracture - Randolph Lalonde
  23. A Clean Kill in Tokyo (John Rain 1) - Barry Eisler
  24. A Lonely Resurrection (John Rain 2) - Barry Eisler
  25. The Finite Canvas - Brit Mandelo - Nebula Award Nominee 2012
  26. Swift, Brutal Retaliation - Meghan McCarron - Nebula Award Nominee 2012
  27. The Short Victorious War (HH3) - David Weber
  28. The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe 1) - Raymond Chandler - May book club selection
  29. Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe 2) - Raymond Chandler
  30. The Man with Two Left Feet - P.G. Wodehouse
  31. My Man Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse
  32. Among Others - Jo Walton - 2011 Nebula and 2012 Hugo winning novel
  33. How the Great Hoax Began (Crimes in the Art: The Secret Cipher of Albrecht Dürer) - Dr. Elizabeth Garner
  34. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (SH6) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  35. How to Talk to Girls at Parties - Neil Gaiman
  36. The Wandering Earth - Cixin Liu - China Galaxy Science Fiction Award 2000
  37. Field of Dishonor (HH4) - David Weber
  38. Flag in Exile (HH5) - David Weber
  39. Honor Among Enemies (HH6) - David Weber
  40. Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas 1) - Dean Koontz
  41. The End: Visions of the Apocalypse - Anthology edited by N.E. White
  42. Rude Mechanicals - Kage Baker - Audiobook
  43. Equal Rites (Discworld 3) - Terry Pratchett - The Witches sub-series 1
  44. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (George Smiley 5) - John le Carre
  45. Mort (Discworld 4) - Terry Pratchett
  46. Winner Take All (John Rain 3) - Barry Eisler
  47. In Enemy Hands (HH7) - David Weber
  48. Roadside Picnic - Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
  49. Redemption Games (John Rain 4) - Barry Eisler
  50. Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter 1) - Jeff Lindsay
  51. Forever Odd (Odd Thomas 2) - Dean Koontz
  52. Doomsday Book - Connie Willis - August 2013 book club selection and Hugo/Nebula winner
  53. The Automated Ones - Hugh Howey
  54. American Gods - Neil Gaiman - Hugo and Nebula winning novel
  55. Dust (Silo Series 3) - Hugh Howey
  56. The Martian - Andy Weir
  57. The Last Threshold (Neverwinter 4) - R. A. Salvatore
  58. The Companions (The Sundering 1) - R. A. Salvatore
  59. The Man Who Bridged the Mist - Kij Johnson - Hugo and Nebula winning novella
  60. 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss - Kij Johnson - Hugo/Nebula nominated short story
  61. Darwin's Radio - Greg Bear - Nebula award winner, Hugo nominee for 2000
  62. World War Z - Max Brooks - 9/12 - Crossed 20,000 pages which was my goal for the last two years
  63. Blockade Billy - Stephen King
  64. Consider Phlebas - Iain M. Banks
  65. Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
  66. King Solomon's Mines (Allan Quatermain 1) - H. Rider Haggard - From HarryT's anthology, volume 1
  67. The Warded Man (Demon Trilogy 1) - Peter V. Brett
  68. Top Ten - Ryne Douglas Pearson
  69. Agent of Change (Liaden 1/9?) - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - First published, 9th in chronology - Completed yearly page goal
  70. The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes 7) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  71. Doctor Izard - Anna Katherine Green - Oct 2013 Book Club Selection
  72. The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhymes 1) - Jeffery Deaver
  73. Brother Odd (Odd Thomas 3) - Dean Koontz
  74. Protect and Defend - Vince Flynn
  75. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
  76. Once Upon a Time is Now (Grimm Curse 1) - Stephen Carpenter
  77. Portrait of Lisane de Patagnia - Rachel Swirsky - Free on Tor.com
  78. Dreadnought (Clockwork Century 3) - Cherie Priest
  79. Clockwork Fagin - Cory Doctorow
  80. The Boat House - Stephen Gallagher
  81. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians 1) - Rick Riordan
  82. Blindsight - Peter Watts
  83. A New Spring - Robert Jordan
  84. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson 2) - Rick Riordan
  85. I, Cthulhu, or, What’s A Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing In A Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47° 9’ S, Longitude 126° 43’ W)? - Neil Gaiman - From Tor.com
  86. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentlemen Bastards 1) - Scott Lynch

Final progress chart:

My final monthly reading stats and projections:

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