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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
Spoiler:
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: 13 books, 4039 pages
-- 2 DTB, 10 EB, 1 AB, 9 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 Nancy Atherton
46. Sins and Shadows by Lyn Benedict
47. Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn
48. Dragon's Time by Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey
49. Sky Dragons by Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey
50. Away With the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood
51. Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood
52. The Castlemain Murders by Kerry Greenwood
53. Queen of the Flowers by Kerry Greenwood
54. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
55. The 2080s by Jeff Hannan

May 2014: 17 books, 5367 pages
-- 5 DTB, 11 EB, 1 AB, 11 library
Spoiler:
56. Death By Water by Kerry Greenwood
57. Kitty in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn
58. Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton
59. Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming
60. Murder in the Dark by Kerry Greenwood
61. Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey
62. The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan
63. Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince by Nancy Atherton
64. Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood
65. Dead Man's Chest by Kerry Greenwood
66. Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood
67. Borderline by Nevada Barr
68. When Farts Had Colors by Mark Thomas
69. Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina
70. Her Own Devices by Shelley Adina
71. Magnificent Devices by Shelley Adina
72. Killbox by Ann Aguirre

June 2014: 14 books, 4535 pages
-- 10 EB, 1 AB, 3 DTB, 10 library
Spoiler:
73. Brilliant Devices by Shelley Adina
74. Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood
75. Restless in the Grave by Dana Stabenow
76. Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau
77. Sub-Human by David Simpson
78. Post-Human by David Simpson
79. Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow
80. Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia C Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
81. The Sixth Man by David Baldacci
82. Trans-Human by David Simpson
83. Burn by Nevada Barr
84. The Grand Tour by Patricia C Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
85. The Rope by Nevada Barr
86. Human Plus by David Simpson

July 2014: 10 books, 2987 pages
-- 5 EB, 5 DTB, 8 library
Spoiler:
87. The Mislaid Magician by Patricia C Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
88. A Question of Death by Kelley Greenwood
89. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
90. Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnson
91. Running Blind by Lee Child
92. Death of an Outsider by M C Beaton
93. The Martian by Andy Weir
94. Heavenly Pleasures by Kerry Greenwood
95. Charlotte Tweed and the School for Orphaned Dragons by Allegra Skye
96. Death of a Perfect Wife by M C Beaton

August 2014: 14 books, 4327 pages
-- 10 EB, 2 Audio, 2 DTB, 8 library
Spoiler:
97. Devil's Food by Kerry Greenwood
98. The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester
100. Torch of Freedom by David Weber & Eric Flint
101. Trick or Treat by Kerry Greenwood
102. Lady Fortescue Steps Out by M C Beaton
103. King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
104. Forbidden Fruit by Kerry Greenwood
105. Miss Tonks Turns to Crime by M C Beaton
106. Beginnings edited by David Weber
107. Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr
108. Cooking the Books by Kerry Greenwood
109. The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
110. The Handmaid and the Carpenter by Elizabeth Berg

September 2014: 14 books, 4516 pages
-- 11 EB, 2 DTB, 1 Audio, 4 Library
Spoiler:
111. In Fire Forged edited by David Weber
112. The Dancer and the Raja] by Javier Moro
113. U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
114. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
115. One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
116. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
117. Mission of Honor by David Weber
118. A Lady of Resources by Shelley Adina
119. Second Shift by Hugh Howey
120. Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well by Nancy Atherton
121. Third Shift by Hugh Howey
122. A Lady of Spirit by Shelly Adina
123. Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress
124. Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters

October 2014: 13 books, 4243 pages
-- 10 EB, 2 DTB, 1 Audio, 5 Library
Spoiler:
125. Murder Tightly Knit by Vannetta Chapman
126. The Pattern Ship by Tobias Roote
127. The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison
128. The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
129. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
130. Magic 101 by Mercedes Lackey
131. Burning Water by Mercedes Lackey
132. POD by Tobias Roote
133. Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey
134. Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch
135. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
136. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
137. The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith

November 2014: 10 books, 3317 pages
-- 9 EB, 1 Audio, 1 Library
Spoiler:
138. Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
139. The Paper Magician by Charlie N Holmberg
140. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
141. Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers by Alexander McCall Smith
142. The Oblate's Confession by William Peak
143. Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris
144. Silo 49: Going Dark by Ann Christy
145. The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
146. A Rising Thunder by Davd Weber
147. The Glass Magician by Charlie N Holmberg

December 2014: 7 books, 2481 pages
-- 6 EB, 1 Audio, 3 Library
Spoiler:
148. Jinx High by Mercedes Lackey
149. Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
150. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
151. Saint Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters
152. The Root of All Evil by Ellery Adams & Elizabeth Lockard
153. Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding
154. The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord


Totals:

154 books, 48,561 pages

By format:

eBook: 101
Paper: 43
Audio: 10



Goal reached on 10 December 2014 -- 150 books read.

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