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Old 01-01-2014, 09:51 PM   #46
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Goal: Find 12 "new to me" authors I enjoy reading

I'm not sure if this is ambitious or not! But I'd like to branch out a bit more and see if I can't find a few more must-buy authors/series, and this seems like a good way to do it.

In the process, I'll try to keep better track of all books read (or reread) than I usually do. I'm also going to aim for a maximum $30 month book habit--preferably less--which means I need to take better advantage of Kindle's Prime Lending Library, my public library, and the Deals threads where possible.

We'll see how close I get!

New-to-me authors:
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1. Darynda Jones (urban fantasy/paranormal)
2. Ashley Gardner (historical mystery, Regency)
3. Pat McIntosh (historical mystery)
4. Sarah Woodbury (historical mystery, medieval Wales)
5. Emma Jane Holloway (historical steampunk mystery, Sherlock Holmes offshoot)
6. P.B. Ryan (historical mystery)


First time reads:
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Death of a Maid, M.C. Beaton (Hamish MacBeth series)
Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper series novella)
First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson series)
Second Grave on the Left, Darynda Jones
Third Grave Dead Ahead, Darynda Jones
Murder in Ancient China, Robert van Gulik (2 Judge Dee short stories)
The Hanover Square Affair, Ashley Gardner (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)
A Regimental Murder, Ashley Gardner
The Glass House, Ashley Gardner
The Sudbury School Murders, Ashley Gardner
The Necklace Affair, Ashley Gardner (novella)
A Body in Berkeley Square, Ashley Gardner
A Covent Garden Mystery, Ashley Gardner
A Gift of Music, Sharon Lee (short story standalone)
A Disappearance in Drury Lane, Ashley Gardner
The Red Thumb Mark, R. Austin Freeman (Dr. Thorndyke mysteries)
The King's Corrodian, Pat McIntosh (Gil Cunningham mysteries)
The Harper's Quine, Pat McIntosh
The Good Knight, Sarah Woodbury (A Gareth & Gwen mystery)
The Univited Guest, Sarah Woodbury
The Fourth Horseman, Sarah Woodbury
The Fallen Princess, Sarah Woodbury
The Adventure of the Wollaston Ritual, Emma Jane Holloway (novella)
Still Life with Murder, P.B. Ryan (Nell Sweeney mysteries)
Murder in a Mill Town, P.B. Ryan
Death on Beacon Hill, P.B. Ryan
Murder on Black Friday, P.B. Ryan
The Nicholas Feast, Pat McIntosh
The Merchant's Mark, Pat McIntosh
St. Mungo's Robin, Pat McIntosh
Concealed in Death, J.D. Robb
Total: 31


Re-reads:
Spoiler:

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams
Clouds of Witness, Dorothy Sayers
The Convivial Codfish, Charlotte MacLeod
Unnatural Death, Dorothy Sayers
Hemlock at Vespers, Peter Tremayne (Sister Fidelma mysteries)
Whispers of the Dead, Peter Tremayne
Dead Man's Ransom, Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfael mysteries)
The Raven in the Foregate, Ellis Peters
The Silver Ghost, Charlotte MacLeod
Whose Body?, Dorothy Sayers
Total: 10


Audiobooks:
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Death Warmed Over, Kevin Anderson (Dan Shamble, zombie PI series)

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  1. "Holidays on Ice" by David Sedaris (second read) - January 1, 2014
    "Something Terrible" by Dean Trippe (short story) - January 4, 2014
    "Wolverton Station" by Joe Hill (short story) - January 7, 2014
  2. "All New X-Men vol. 1: Yesterday's X-Men" by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen -January 15, 2014
  3. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" by Chris Claremont and John Byrne -January 15, 2014
  4. "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Grimswell Curse" by Sam Siciliano - January 16, 2014
  5. "Locke & Key vol. 5: Clockworks" by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez - January 21, 2014
  6. "The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (Revised Edition)" by Stephen King - January 29, 2014
  7. "The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three" by Stephen King - March 1, 2014
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1. My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories by Frank O'Connor.
2. The Best of Frank O"Connor by Frank O'Connor {Edited by Julian Barnes}
3. Isaac Asimov's Inferno {Caliban no 2} by Roger MacBride Allen
4. All Quiet On the Western Front by by Erich Maria Remarque
5. I Love Galesburg in the Springtime by Jack Finney
6.The Divine Comedy:Hell by Dante
7. Isaac Asimov's Utopia {Caliban no 3} by Roger MacBride Allen
8. Fools Crow by James Welch
9. Future Imperfect by James Gunn
10.The Fredric Brown Megapack by Fredric Brown

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1. King of the Murgos (Malloreon Book 2) by David Eddings
2. Demon Lord of Karanda (Malloreon Book 3) by David Eddings
3. Sorceress of Darshiva (Malloreon Book 4) by David Eddings
4. The Seeress of Kell (Malloreon Book 5) by David Eddings
5. Foundation and Chaos (The 2nd Foundation Trilogy Book 2) by Greg Bear
6. Foundation's Triumph (The 2nd Foundation Trilogy Book 3) by David Brin
7. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

8. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke<reading again just cause>
9. 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke <reading again just cause> (5%)

10. 2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke
11. 3001: The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
12. A Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy (33%)
13. The Love Dare

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Pages Read: 607
Books Bought: 007

001.A Promise of Blood - Brian McClellan (4/5)
002.Hope's End: A Powder Mage Short Story - Brian McClellan (4/5)
003.The Girl of Hrusch Avenue: A Powder Mage Short Story - Brian McClellan (4/5)
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My goal this year is the same as last, to record what I've read. I don't want to get complicated.

January:
Justin Gustainis - Hard Spell
Justin Gustainis - Evil Dark
Larry Correia - Monster Hunter International
Larry Correia - Monster Hunter Vendetta
Larry Correia - Monster Hunter Alpha
Larry Correia - Monster Hunter Legion

February
Maya Banks - Into the Mist
Maya Banks - Into the Lair
Frank Herbert - Dune
Frank Herbert - Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert - Children of Dune
Frank Herbert - God Emperor of Dune

March
Frank Herbert - Heretics of Dune
Frank Herbert - Chapterhouse: Dune
Steven Brust - Taissa
Alan Dean Foster - Sagramanda
Karen Wasylowski - Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A Tale of a Gentleman and an Officer
Lesley-Anne McLeod - Carolina's Walking Tour
Mercedes Lackey - Dead Reckoning

April

May

June


Happy Reading!

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- Reading at least 10 non-fiction works (mainly a mix of history and philosophy)
- 5 books of poems (collection of different poets or single poet works)
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01. The Player of Games, Iain M Banks (Culture 02)
02. Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse 01)
03. The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid
04. Crash, J. G. Ballard
05. Elektra Assassin #1-8, Frank Miller (Graphic Novel)
06. Delta of Venus, Anais Nin

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Taking it easy this year. Bringing it down from 200 (242 read) in 2013 to 175.

Goal: 175 books



A little warning: The majority of the books I read is GLBT. Proceed with caution

So far

January: --- 36 books
February: --- 23 books
March: --- 20 books




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2) A tale for the time being- Ruth Ozeki
3) Star Trek: The Eugenics wars- The rise and fall of Khan Noonien Singh vol. 1- Greg Cox
4) Deeper after Midnight-Lara Adrian
5) Darker after Midnight-Lara Adrian
6) The Leopard- Jo Nesbo
7) Star Trek Voyager- Protectors - Kirsten Beyer

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January:
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden -Completed Jan 6
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny - Completed Jan 10
Going Home Again by Dennis Bock - Completed Jan 13
Caught by Lisa Moore - Completed Jan 21
Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa - Completed Jan 28
Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady - Completed Jan 31


February:
Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey - Completed Feb 4
Annabel by Kathleen Winter - Completed Feb 9
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - completed Feb 18
Fools Crow by James Welch - Completed Feb 22
The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay - Completed Feb 23
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway - Completed Feb 25

March
Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley - Completed March 1
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman - Completed March 2
Fall by Colin McAdam -Completed March 3
The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley - Completed March 7
The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews - Completed March 13
On the Trail of Genghis Kahn by Tim Cope - Completed March 17
Broken Circle by Theodore Fontaine - Completed March 18
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor -Completed March 23
King Leary by Paul Quarrington - Completed March 25
The Shack by William Young - Completed March 27
Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor - Completed March 26
Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus Through the Gospel of John by Jean Vanier - Completed March 30
The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling - Completed March 31

April:
Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E. Thomas - Completed April 3
Letters from a Nut by RL Nancy - Completed April 4
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny - Completed April 5

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52 books this year

I'm boosting my goal this year a tad, but only because I am now forced to take an hour lunch at work (I have barely taken a lunch at work in the last 6 years) so I know I should have more time to get back into reading.

I am aiming for 52 this year. Figured a book a week shouldn't be to hard. Though I am behind this month die to a bout of Food Poisoning. You'd think reading when i'll would be easier that it is

Wish me luck

Carryover to be finished from last year
  • *Morgue Drawer Four (Morgue Drawer, #1) by Jutta Profijt (e)
  • *The Scarpetta Factor (Kay Scarpetta, #17) (a)

Jan [1186p]
  1. Thrill Me to Death (Bullet Catcher #2) by Roxanne St. Claire (e) [231p]
  2. Deja Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1) by Kathy Reichs (e) [398p]
  3. Only His (Fool's Gold #6) by Susan Mallery (e) [225p]
  4. Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2) by Kathy Reichs (e)[332p]

Feb [2443p]
  1. Take Me Tonight (Bullet Catcher #3) by Roxanne St. Claire (e) [234p]
  2. Only Us (Fool's Gold, #6.1) by Susan Mallery (e) [50p]
  3. Almost Summer: A Fool's Gold Novella (Fool's Gold #6.2) by Susan Mallery (e) [53p]
  4. Dark Season: The Complete First Series (Dark Season #1-8) by Amy Cross (e) [486p]
  5. Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan #3) by Kathy Reichs (e) [291p]
  6. Sleep No More by Susan Crandall (e) [278p]
  7. You Can Count On Me (Bullet Catcher #2.5) by Roxanne St. Claire (e) [97p]
  8. Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1) by Lee Child (e) [375p]
  9. Reason to Believe (Bullet Catcher #3.5) by Roxanne St. Claire (p) [117p]
  10. First You Run (Bullet Catcher #4) by Roxanne St. Claire (e) [236p]
  11. Summer Days (Fool's Gold #7) by Susan Mallery (e) [226p]
Mar [321p]
  1. Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan #4) by Kathy Reichs (e) [321p]

April
  1. Then You Hide (Bullet Catcher #5) by Roxanne St. Claire (e) [233p]
  2. Now You Die (Bullet Catcher #6) by Roxanne St. Claire (e) [223p]
  3. Hunt Her Down (Bullet Catcher, #7) by Roxanne St. Claire (e) [251p]
  4. ^Summer Nights (Fool's Gold, #8) by Susan Mallery (e) [229p]

...
  1. *Under the Dome by Stephen King (e) [833p]

TBR
  • ^ Seeing Red by Susan Crandall (e)
  • ^ 11/22/63 by Stephen King (e)
* Currently reading/listening
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150 books --and-- 50,000 pages

I find that a goal of 150 books means I will have to stretch at some point, so I'm setting that goal again. To keep me from pumping up the numbers by reading short books, I have a concurrent goal of reading 50,000 pages (or page equivalents). For eBooks and audio books, I use the page count from the mass market paperback version.

A secondary goal is to seriously reduce spending for books. I plan to buy no books for myself unless I'm spending gift cards. While I have a sufficient backlog of books -- both DTB and on my Kindle -- I am making a lot of use of the public libraries this year. I'm thrilled that the libraries now offer eBook lending.

January 2014: 14 books, 4396 pages
-- 12 DTB, 2 EB, 7 library
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1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
2. The Refuge by Sue Henry
3. The Star Beast by Robert A Heinlein
4. Steward of Song by Adam Stemple
5. A Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow
6. A Night Too Dark by Dana Stabenow
7. Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart
8. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
9. The Impossible Cube by Steven Harper
10. The End of the Road by Sue Henry
11. Farm Fresh Murder by Paige Shelton
12. Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow
13. Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton
14. Aunt Dimity: Detective by Nancy Atherton

February 2014: 16 books, 4726 pages
-- 6 DTB, 9 EB, 1 AB, 14 library
Spoiler:
15. Dragonheart by Todd McCaffrey
16. Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear
17. Ride the Rising Tide by Peter Grant
18. Kitty's Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn
19. The Family Way by Rhys Bowen
20. Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
21. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
22. Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood
23. Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta
24. Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood
25. Death at Victoria Dock by Kerry Greenwood
26. The Green Mill Murder by Kerry Greenwood
27. Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn
28. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
29. Blood and Circuses by Kerry Greenwood
30. Aunt Dimity: Snowbound by Nancy Atherton

March 2014: 12 books, 3627 pages
-- 4 DTB, 8 EB, 6 library
Spoiler:
31. Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood
32. Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta
33. Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter by Nancy Atherton
34. Urn Burial by Kerry Greenwood
35. First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher
36. City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen
37. The Bride of Casa Dracula by Maria Acosta
38. Fruit of All Evil by Paige Shelton
39. Haunted Honeymoon at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta
40. Adapt and Overcome by Peter Grant
41. Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon by Nancy Atherton
42. Raisins and Almonds by Kerry Greenwood

April 2014: 3 books, 669 pages
-- 0 DTB, 3 EB, 3 library
Spoiler:
43. Aunt Dimity Down Under by Nancy Atherton
44. Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood
45. Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree by Kerry Greenwood



Totals:

45 books, 13,448 pages

By format:

eBook: 22
Paper: 22
Audio: 1

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