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Old 12-10-2018, 03:11 PM   #1
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The 2019 Annual Reading Challenge List Thread

2019 Reading Challenge List Thread

Welcome to our 10th Annual Reading Challenge!

The Annual Reading Challenge is neither a race, contest, nor an “exclusive club”, anyone can join! This is just a fun activity that some of us have enjoyed doing in the past. Many of us have found reading challenges to be an entertaining way to set goals for ourselves, get ideas for books, and see what others are reading.

This thread is for you to keep a running tally for your chosen challenge. Please state your goals at the top of your post (in the title line if you can), and then start your list in the body of your post. As you read books, edit your post to update your list of books read, or other challenge status.

Please Remember: No discussion posts in this thread. Please use the other thread for that. Non-List posts will be deleted or moved to the other thread.

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Post #2 of this thread is dedicated to a Table of Contents for all participants in this thread. Names will be added, to this TOC, in alphabetical order with a link to that individual’s post number from this thread.

Previous threads were for 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010

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Goal: Reduce TBR by buying fewer books than I read

My goal is to buy fewer books than I read. And so end up with fewer unread books.

I start 2019 with 1014 books on my TBR pile.
Well, an adjusted 1018 thanks to expanding omnibuses

Books removed from TBR

Read and Reading
  1. December 26th: Asimov's SF, January/February 2019 edited by Sheila Williams - £2.49 - 4/5 - 298pp
    Not one of the best. Several stories I thought were a bit weak.
  2. January 3rd: One Enchanted Evening by Anton du Beke - £0.99 - 4/5 - 335pp
    An enjoyable 1936 period romance. One star off for getting the weather wrong.
  3. January 5th: Grantville Gazette #81 edited by Bjorn Hasseler - £3.41 - 4/5 - 168pp
    Perhaps it was me, but not quite as fun as usual.
  4. January 10th: The Sister Paradox by Jack Campbell - £0.99 - 3/5 - 150pp
    OK, but too much of a YA for me, with unrealistic character development.
  5. January 12th: Closer to Home by Mercedes Lackey - £0.79 - 5/5 - 305pp
    Excellent as usual, and a complete story arc, even though in a series.
  6. January 12th: F&SF Jan/Feb 2019 edited by C. C. Finlay - £3.58 - 5/5 - 242pp
    Very good fantasy and SF as usual.
  7. January 14th: Uncompromising Honor by David Weber - £4.69 - 5/5 - 910pp
    A slow start, but it delivers in the end.
  8. January 17th: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - £0.99 - 5/5 - 410pp
    Great fun. I've added his other books to my watch list.
  9. January 20th: The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis - £0.99 - 4/5 - 342pp
    Wrapped up a little too quickly, but fun.
  10. January 22nd: The Monastery Murders by E. M. Powell - £0.99 - 5/5 - 250pp
    An excellent 12th century mystery.
  11. January 24th: The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer - £1.20 - 5/5 - 271pp
    Another excellent regency romance.
  12. January 25th: To Love and be Wise by Josephine Tey - £0.99 - 5/5 - 182pp
    Wonderful detective story. Absolutely excellent.
  13. January 29th: The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch - £0.99 - 5/5 - 92pp
    Good smaller story in the PC Grant universe.
  14. January 31st: The Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell - £0.99 - 5/5 - 262pp
    Nicely sliding into the gaps in history.
  15. February 3rd: The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks - £0.99 - 5/5 - 279pp
    Very good indeed. Most enjoyable.
  16. February 8th: Knife's Children by Lois McMaster Bujold - £3.05 - 5/5 - 137pp
    An excellent side story.
  17. February 9th: Galaxy's Edge #1 edited by Mike Resnick - £0.41 - 4/5 - 197pp
    Good new stories and excellent reprints.
  18. February 11th: Paddington's Finest Hour by Michael Bond - £0.99 - 3/5 - 72pp
    An odd mixture of old and new that don't quite gel. Not as good as the early books, especially with the call backs to previous similar stories.
  19. February 12th: Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter - £0.50 - 4/5 - 263pp
    Good, but still has a way to go to be great. Not quite to Morse we know yet.
  20. February 16th: Grumbles from the Grave by Robert A. Heinlein - £3.33 - 3/5 - 249pp
    Interesting, but I didn't like the way the leters had been edited and arranged.
  21. February 19th: Paddington at Work by Michael Bond - £0.99 - 4/5 - 71pp
    Much better than the later one.
  22. February 25th: The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters - £0.99 - 5/5 - 238pp
    Another splendid tale
  23. February 25th: Asimov's SF, March/April 2019 edited by Sheila Williams - £2.49 - 5/5 - 310pp
    Most enjoyable.
  24. February 27th: The Demons of Paris by Eric Flint et al. - £1.61 - 4/5 - 297pp
    Fun, and a quick read, but not as brilliant as I'd hoped.
  25. March 4th: Grantville Gazette #82 edited by Bjorn Hasseler - £3.43 - 5/5 - 157pp
    Splendid fun as usual. And two excellent SF stories in the 'annex'.
  26. March 6th: The Real James Herriot by Jim Wight - £0.99 - 4/5 - 503pp
    A very good book for content. 4* for style, but worth reading.
  27. March 9th: Analog SFF, March/April 2019 edited by Trevor Quachri - £2.49 - 5/5 - 344pp
    Up to the usual standard.
  28. March 11th: The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey - £1.99 - 4/5 - 207pp
    A little uneven, but overall, very good. Showing its age in parts.
  29. March 16th: The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters - £0.84 - 5/5 - 388pp
    Splendid, as usual.
  30. March 24th: The Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell - £0.99 - 5/5 - 260pp
    Excellent, as usual
  31. March 29th: The Angel of Death by Paul Doherty - £0.99 - 3/5 - 138pp
    OK, but mentioning the Dome of St Pauls in 1296 is a rookie's mistake.
  32. March 30th: Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson - £0.90 - 4/5 - 201pp
    An amusing YA fantasy
  33. April 2nd: God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens - £1.19 - 2/5 - 295pp
    Dull for those who agree with him, and won't convince others. Abandoned.
  34. April 4th: Krondor: Tear of the Gods by Raymond E. Feist - £4.04 - 5/5 - 261pp
    Splendid fantasy fun. Seeing how characters first met.
  35. April 5th: the Spend Game by Jonathan Gash - £0.99 - 4/5 - 197pp
    Lovejoy being Lovejoy - violent and self-deceiving.
  36. April 7th: The Hunt for the Red Cardinal by Bradley Sinor - £1.59 - 2/5 - 274pp
    Not up to the standard of most of the other Ring of Fire books. Poor plotting, poor characters, poor story pacing. A shame.
  37. April 8th: Brother Cadfael's Penance by Ellis Peters - £0.99 - 5/5 - 232pp
    Splendid. Although the murder mystery is the least part of the story.
  38. April 9th: Honored Enemy by Raymond E. Feist - £4.30 - 5/5 - 285pp
    An excellent side tale of the rift wars
  39. April 12th: The Quantum Magician by Derek Kunsken - £1.99 - 4/5 - 363pp
    Good SF, but some plotting seemed to go nowhere.
  40. April 14th: F&SF, March/April 2019 edited by C. C. Finlay - Free - 5/5 - 245pp
    Another excellent issue.
  41. April 20th: Oblivion by Steve White and Charles E. Gannon - £2.80 - 5/5 - 303pp
    Excellent MilSF/Space Opera fun.
  42. April 21st: Julius Katz and Archie by Dave Zeltserman - Free - 5/5 - 204pp
    A most enjoyable murder mystery
  43. April 24th: Asimov's SF, May/June 2019 edited by Sheila Williams - £2.49 - 5/5 - 300pp
    A good issue. I liked all the stories, and some were excellent.
  44. April 26th: Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters - £0.84 - 5/5 - 360pp
    Good stuff. Where will the next villain come from?
  45. April 28th: Analog SFF, May/June 2019 edited by Trevor Quachri - £2.49 - 5/5 - 356pp
    Excellent, as usual.
  46. May 7th: Head On by John Scalzi - £0.99 - 5/5 - 220pp
    SF and FBI Procedural. Good stuff.
  47. May 9th: F&SF, May/June 2019 edited by C. C. Finlay - £4.99 - 4/5 - 244pp
    Good, but I didn't enjoy all the stories as much as usual.
  48. May 9th: Grantville Gazette #83 edited by Bjorn Hasseler - £3.63 - 5/5 - 165pp
    Splendid fun as usual. And some excellent SF stories in the 'annex'.
  49. May 14th: The Shield of Time by Poul Anderson - £1.49 - 5/5 - 400pp
    Good time travel adventure.
  50. May 20th: Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz - £0.99 - 5/5 - 280pp
    Another excellent odd adventure
  51. May 22nd: Pandora's Boy by Lindsay Davis - £0.99 - 5/5 - 330pp
    Investigations in ancient Rome. Good stuff.
  52. May 25th: A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey - £1.99 - 4/5 - 201pp
    Splendid, except for the racism of the time.
  53. May 27th: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C. S. Forester - £0.33 - 4/5 - 188pp
    Very good, but no great exploits yet
  54. May 30th: Contact by Carl Sagan - £0.99 - 3/5 - 365pp
    OK, but a bit waffly
  55. June 2nd: Lieutenant Hornblower by C. S. Forester - £0.33 - 4/5 - 200pp
    Very good, but not as good as it gets later
  56. June 4th: Hornblower and the Hotspur by C. S. Forester - £0.33 - 5/5 - 255pp
    And here we finally get the inner Hornblower.
  57. June 5th: The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths - £0.99 - 4/5 - 233pp
    An interesting mystery set in post-WWII England.
  58. June 7th: Gamble by Felix Francis - £0.99 - 5/5 - 255pp
    A very pleasant surprise. A most enjoyable racing-related thriller.
  59. June 8th: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb - £1.99 - 5/5 - 742pp
    A splendid fantasy. Most enjoyable.
  60. June 10th: Mad Ship by Robin Hobb - £1.99 - 5/5 - 744pp
    Excellent, but clearly the middle of a trilogy, so straight on to...
  61. June 13th: Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb - £1.99 - 5/5 - 742pp
    A satisfying ending to the trilogy
  62. June 18th: The History of the Hobbit by John Rateliff - £1.99 - 5/5 - 1149pp
    Fascinating analysis and original material carefully transcribed.
  63. July 6th: Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer - £1.99 - 4/5 - 238pp
    Fun stuff, but even for a children's book, it underplays the consequences of events.
  64. July 7th: Asimov's SF, July/August 2019 edited by Sheila Williams - £2.49 - 5/5 - 311pp
    Another good selection of stories. Not a duff one there.
  65. July 8th: A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson - £0.99 - 5/5 - 292pp
    A nice mystery inserted into Agatha Christie's life.
  66. July 12th: A Fistful of Elven Gold by Alex Stewart - £1.35 - 3/5 - 296pp
    OK, but just an average readable fantasy world with no real world-building of its own
  67. July 14th: Grantville Gazette #84 edited by Bjorn Hasseler - £3.61 - 4/5 - 154pp
    Still fun, although I found one story had an ending that was too good to be true. And the issues seem to be getting shorter, which is bad since they're one of my most expensive purchases.
  68. July 16th: Crisis by Felix Francis - £0.99 - 5/5 - 270pp
    Great stuff. I shall certainly be looking out for the rest.
  69. July 18th: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks - £0.99 - 3/5 - 422pp
    Very good, but not compelling, and a bit depressing.
  70. July 19th: Murder in LaMut by Raymond E. Feist - £4.30 - 4/5 - 255pp
    An enjoyable murder mystery side adventure.
  71. July 21st: The Orphans of Raspay by Lois MvMaster Bujold - £2.49 - 5/5 - 120pp
    Brilliant, as expected
  72. July 24th: Monster Hunter Siege by Larry Correia - £1.93 - 4/5 - 354pp
    Getting unnecessarily messianic
  73. July 27th: Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners by John Ringo and Larry Correia - £3.87 - 4/5 - 262pp
    OK, but a bit repetitive. I suspect the trilogy would have been better as a single novel.
  74. July 31st: Analog SFF, July/August 2019 edited by Trevor Quachri - £2.49 - 4/5 - 351pp
    Pretty good. But there were one or two that were just OK.
  75. August 5th: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie - £0.99 - 4/5 - 231pp
    I love the universe. I understand why it's written the way it is. But making the reader appear to be one of the characters in the story just didn't really work for me. I didn't like being constantly told what I did in the story.
  76. August 8th: Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints by John Ringo and Larry Correia - £3.00 - 4/5 - 262pp
    Not a bad conclusion, but the ending felt a bit rushed.
  77. August 9th: Smoke and Mirrors by Elly Griffiths - £0.99 - 5/5 - 224pp
    Another excellent mystery set in post-war Brighton
  78. August 12th: Marque of Caine by Charles E. Gannon - £3.00 - 3/5 - 509pp
    OK, but not compelling. I think I'll drop this series.
  79. August 18th: When Marnie Was There by Joan G Robinson - £0.99 - 5/5 - 224pp
    What a splendid novel. Highly recommended.
  80. August 19th: F&SF, July/August 2019 edited by C. C. Finlay - £5.00 - 4/5 - 251pp
    There were a couple of stories I didn't like this month, so just 4/5
  81. August 19th: The Stranger from the Sea by Winston Graham - £0.99 - 5/5 - 360pp
    Fun melodrama, set ten years after the last book.
  82. August 23rd: The Volga Rules by Eric Flint et al. - £2.89 - 5/5 - 335pp
    Fun in 1630s Russia. Nice advances of main plot points.
  83. August 26th: The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters - £0.84 - 5/5 - 280pp
    The usual fun in early 20th century Egypt.
  84. August 29th: the Blood Card by Elly Griffiths - £0.99 - 5/5 - 250pp
    Excellent mystery with Max and Edgar
  85. August 31st: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell - £1.99 - 5/5 - 260pp
    Excellent historical fiction with our fictional hero of the days of King Alfred.
  86. September 3rd: Grantville Gazette #85 edited by Bjorn Hasseler - £3.61 - 4/5 - 154pp
    OK, but short. And less Grantville content than expected.
  87. September 5th: Analog SFF Sep-Oct 2019 edited by Trevor Quachri - £2.49 - 5/5 - 344pp
    Back on form. Good stories throughout.
  88. September 7th: Asimov's SF edited by Sheila Williams - £2.49 -5/5 - 313pp
    Also a good month for Asimov's. Most enjoyable.
  89. September 10th: The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey - £0.99 - 5/5 - 237pp
    Good stuff, for once a mystery, not a murder mystery!
  90. September 11th: F&SF, Sep/Oct 2019 edited by C. C. Finlay - £5.00 - 5/5 - 255pp
    A most satisfactory 70th aniversary issue.
  91. September 13th: Sharpe's Enemy by Bernard Cornwell - £0.99 - 5/5 - 290pp
    Excellent fun Military Historical Fiction.
  92. September 14th: Sharpe's Honour by Bernard Cornwall - £0.99 - 5/5 - 276pp
    Excellent fun Military Historical Fiction.
  93. September 15th: Sharpe's Regiment by Bernard Cornwall - £0.99 - 5/5 - 272pp
    Excellent fun Military Historical Fiction.
  94. September 17th: The Blood of the Fifth Knight by E. M. Powell - £0.99 - 5/5 - 279pp
    Most enjoyable historical drama
  95. September 19th: The Lord of Ireland by E. M. Powell - £0.99 - 5/5 - 278?pp
    Most enjoyable historical drama
  96. September 21st: The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch - Free - 4/5 - 267pp
    Interesting universe, although not enough made of the moon setting, IMO.
  97. September 23rd: The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn by Colin Dexter - £0.49 - 4/5 - 223pp
    Some of the Morse we know coming through.
  98. September 26th: The Fairy's Tale by F. D. Lee - £0.99 - 3/5 - 329pp
    Got better after a dodgy start. I might look out for the next one.
  99. September 28th: The African Queen by C. S. Forester - £0.99 - 4/5 - 168pp
    Very good indeed, although I wasn't expecting the ending.
  100. October 1st: Tyger Burning by T. C. McCarthy - £1.35 - 3/5 - 296pp
    Decent enough Mil SF.
  101. October 2nd: Paddington takes the Air by Michael Bond - £0.99 - 4/5 - 78pp
    The usual Paddington mishaps, only occasionally cringe-worthy.
  102. October 5th: The Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters - £0.84 - 5/5 - ???pp
    A most enjoyable finish to the series. Highly recommended.
  103. October 7th: Paddington goes to Town by Michael Bond - £0.99 - 5/5 - 86pp
    Most enjoyable classic Paddington tales.
  104. October 7th: Duplicate Death by Georgette Heyer - £1.20 - 5/5 - 241pp
    An enjoyable murder mystery with some old characters. Good stuff.
  105. October 9th: The Thief of Kalimar by Graham Diamond - Free - 2/5 - 375pp
    [ABANDONED - Not for me. Not taken by the characters.]
  106. October 10th: Hornblower and the Atropos by C. S. Forester - £0.33 - 5/5 - 247pp
    Excellent, as expected
  107. October 11th: The Happy Return by C. S. Forester - £0.33 - 5/5 - 209pp
    Excellent, as expected
  108. October 13th: A Ship of the Line by C. S. Forester - £0.33 - 5/5 - 220pp
    And continuing excellent.
  109. October 16th: Hidden Steel by Doranna Durgin - Free - 3/5 - 172pp
    An OK to good Action Romance, but I don't feel to read any more like it.
  110. October 17th: Sandition (unfinished) by Jane Austen - Free - - 50pp

Books added to TBR

Freebies (4)
  1. 9th March: The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch read
  2. 29th March: Julius Katz and Archie by Dave Zeltserman read
  3. 13th April: F&SF March/April 2019 read
  4. 10th October: The Thief of Kalimar by Graham Diamond abandoned
  5. 16th October Sanditon (unfinished) by Jane Austen

Bought
  • January (14/£23.37): Dragon Drums; Grantville Gazette #81; F&SF Jan/Feb 2019; Closer to Home; The Sister Paradox; Guns, Germs And Steel; Uncompromising Honor, The Furthest Station, The Lords of the North and Sword Song, Planted, Vegan Comfort Classics, Mildred's Vegan Cookbook, Feed Me Vegan
  • February (48/£43.49): The Daughter of Time, The Empty Throne, 15xProgramming Books, 20xGalaxy's Edge Magazine, Eye of the Zodiac (Dumarest 13), The Door into Summer, Knife's Children, Cold Comfort Farm, Tau Zero, The Demons of Paris, The Looking Glass War, Analog SFF March/April 2019, Asimov's SF March/April 2019, American Gods, Artemis Fowl
  • March (18/£33.37): GG #82, Warriors of the Storm, The Real James Herriott,The Science of Discworld, The Man in the Queue, A Shilling for Candles, The Rowan, Artemis Fowl, The Quantum Magician, The Angel of Death, Murder Wears a Cowl, Corpse Candle, The Magician's Death, The Waxman Murders, The Periodic Table: A Field Guide to the Elements, Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians, God is not Great, Goodbye Mr Chips
  • April (7/£13.84): The Shepherd's Crown, King of Ashes, La Belle Sauvage, The Hunt for the Red Cardinal, Oblivion, Analog SFF May/June 2019, Asimov's SF May/June 2019
  • May (14/£16.54): Grantville Gazette #83, F&SF May/June 2019, The Flame Bearer, Heads On, A Different Kind of Evil, The Hills have Spies, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, A Brief History of Time, Mr Midshipman Hornblower, Lieutenant Hornblower, Hornblower and the 'Hotspur', Contact (NB 2 omnibuses counted as 6 singles)
  • June (13/£21.87): The Zig Zag Girl, Gamble, The Mad Ship, Ship of Destiny, Assassin's Fate, The History of the Hobbit: Mr Baggins and Return to Bag-End, Belgarath the Sorcerer, Analog SFF July/August 2019, Asimov's SF July/August 2019, Polgara the Sorceress, Consider Phlebas, Smoke and Mirrors, The Raven Tower
  • July (14/£34.61): Grantville Gazette #84, F&SF July/August 2019, Baen July 2019 Bundle (Avalance, Saints, Endless Conflict, A Fistful of Elven Gold, River of Night, Marque of Caine, Tyger Burning), Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian, Crisis, Monster Hunter Siege, The Orphans or Raspay, Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners
  • August (6/£10.84): The Blood Card, When Marnie Was There, Analog SFF September/October 2019, Asimov's SF September/October 2019, The Volga Rules, The Death of Kings
  • September (11/£16.54): Grantville Gazette #85, F&SF September/October 2019, The Vanishing Box, The Fairy's Tale, Captain Hornblower (Hornblower and the Atropos, The Happy Return, A Ship of the Line), The African Queen, Witch Week, The Riven Codex, Skyward
  • October (3/£2.97): The Mystery of the Three Quarters, The Windsingers, The Limbreth Gate

Spoiler:

Subscription books
  • October (2/£4.98): Analog SFF November/December 2019, Asimov's SF November/December 2019
  • November (2/£8.61): Grantville Gazette #86, F&SF November/December 2019
  • December (2/£4.98): Analog SFF January/February 2020, Asimov's SF January/February 2020


Analysis
TBR: 1004
Books read: 109 (including 4 freebies, 2 abandoned, 3 re-reads)
Books otherwise removed from TBR pile: 29 (29 discarded)

Books removed from TBR pile: 135 (included 29 discarded)
Books added to TBR pile: 121 (including 5 freebies, 1 omnibus counts as 3)
Removed/Added: 1.09
Net reduction for 2019: 14

Non-free books read: 104 (including 1 abandoned, 3 re-reads)
Total cost of books read: £180.38
Average cost of books read: £1.73

Non-free books bought: 149 (including 12 previously read and 21 others not added to TBR, and 1 omnibus counted as 3)
Total cost of books bought: £218.43
Average cost of books bought: £1.47


Rating System:
1: Bad.
2: Poor. (Or just not to my taste.)
3: Satisfactory.
4: Good.
5: Excellent.

Pages are as given by the ADE algorithm in Calibre, or from the Amazon web page.

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Length Goals:
  • Total Books: 50 (a stretch goal of 75)
  • Total Short Stories: 52
  • Total Pages: 15,000 (a stretch goal of 25,000)
  • TBR Reduction: Reduce by at least 25 (a stretch goal of 50)
Substantive Goals:
  • Read at least 51% non-American authors
  • Read more female/gender-fluid authors than male
  • Read at least 52 short stories
  • Read at least 10 of the Mobile Read Book Club selections

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  • Short Stories: 9
  • Books: 8
Short Stories:
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  1. "The Harbour-Master" by Robert W. Chambers
  2. "Umberto Buti" by Giuseppe Pontiggia (translated by Zadie Smith)
  3. "The Cat-Hood of Maurice" by Edith Nesbit
  4. "The Man Who Walked Home" by James Tiptree, Jr.
  5. "The Cellar Dweller" by Maria Dahvana Headley
  6. "The Gold Lunch" by Ron Carlson
  7. "The Women" by Tom Barbash
  8. "The Other Wife" by Collette
  9. "Asymetry" by Kendra Fortmeyer

Novels and Novellas:
  1. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (4/5)
  2. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (2/5)
  3. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin (NLBC)(3.5/5)
  4. A Delicate Truth by John le Carre NLBC (3.75/5)
  5. Artemis by Andy Weir (1.5/5)
  6. Hild by Nicola Griffith (4/5)
  7. Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vol. 1 by Macoto Tezuka and Naoki Urasawa
  8. Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vol. 2 by Macoto Tezuka and Naoki Urasawa

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Question Read 24,000 pages in 2019

I am lowering my goal for 2019 based on some upcoming changes in schedule. My new goal is 24,000 pages down from 30,000 in 2018 and almost 40,000 pages read.

I will continue to participate in the New Leaf Book Club and want to read 8 of 12 selections there this year (leaving myself some room for unavailable titles).


Page Goal: Read 24,000 pages in 2019.
Status as of September 25: 19,681 pages read, 83 books/short stories completed.


Current and Upcoming Book(s):
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams - NLBC October 2019
  • Thud! (Discworld 34) - Terry Pratchett
Completed books:
Spoiler:
Ordered by finish date
  1. Deathworld - Harry Harrison - from the Classic Tales podcast
  2. The Dreaming Void (Void Trilogy 1, Commonwealth 3) - Peter F. Hamilton - continued from 2018
  3. The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. LeGuin - January 2019 NLBC Selection
  4. Out of the Dark (Orphan X 4) - Gregg Hurwitz
    • Abandoned - Downbelow Station - C.J. Cherryh
  5. Mono no aware - Ken Liu - From the Levar Burton Reads podcast (Live in Boston) and Lightspeed Magazine
  6. A Delicate Truth - John Le Carre - NLBC February 2019
  7. The Last Hero (Discworld 27) - Terry Pratchett
  8. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld 28) - Terry Pratchett
  9. Book 9
  10. Night Watch (Discworld 29) - Terry Pratchett
  11. The Wee Free Men (Discworld 30/Tiffany Aching 1) - Terry Pratchett
  12. Playing Nice with God's Bowling Ball - N.K. Jemisin - From the Levar Burton Reads podcast (Live in Brooklyn)
  13. Childfinder - Octavia Butler - From the Levar Burton Reads podcast
  14. Penric's Demon (Penric and Desdemona 1) - Lois McMaster Bujold - Audio book
  15. Penric and the Shaman (Penric 2) - Lois McMaster Bujold - Audio book
  16. The City of the Goneaway - Ambrose Bierce - Classic Tales Podcast
  17. The Middle Toe of the Right Foot - Ambrose Bierce - Classic Tales Podcast
  18. The Cave of Horror - J.S. Meek - Read by Wil Wheaton as an impromptu podcast
  19. The Crystal Egg - H.G. Wells - Classic Tales Podcast
  20. The Man with Two Left Feet - P.G. Wodehouse - Classic Tales Podcast
  21. The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion - Thomas Hardy - Classic Tales Podcast
  22. Monstrous Regiment (Discworld 31) - Terry Pratchett
  23. Penric's Fox (Penric 5) - Lois McMaster Bujold - Audio book
  24. A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld 32/Tiffany Aching 2) - Terry Pratchett
  25. Penric's Mission (Penric 3) - Lois McMaster Bujold - Audio book
  26. Mira's Last Dance (Penric 4) - Lois McMaster Bujold - Audio book
  27. Miracle - Tope Folarin - LeVar Burton Reads
  28. Going Postal (Discworld 33) - Terry Pratchett
  29. The Prisoner of Limnos (Penric 6) - Lois McMaster Bujold - Audio book
  30. Sheepfarmer's Daughter (Paks 1) - Elizabeth Moon
  31. Divided Allegiance (Paks 2) - Elizabeth Moon
  32. Oath of Gold (Paks 3) - Elizabeth Moon
  33. How to Think - Alan Jacobs - Audio book
  34. Kwoon - Charles Johnson - Levar Burton Reads podcast
  35. Oath of Fealty (Paks 4) - Elizabeth Moon
  36. Those Who Walk in Darkness (Paks 3.5) - Elizabeth Moon
  37. Kings of the North (Paks 5) - Elizabeth Moon
  38. Echoes of Betrayal (Paks 6) - Elizabeth Moon
  39. Limits of Power (Paks 7) - Elizabeth Moon
  40. Mr. Hadj's Sunset Ride - Saladin Ahmed - From the Levar Burton Reads podcast #41
  41. Surrender None (Paks 0.1) - Elizabeth Moon
  42. Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension - Matt Parker
  43. Every Tool's a Hammer - Adam Savage
  44. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman - NLBC May 2019
  45. The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex - Tobias S. Buckell - Levar Burton Reads podcast #43
  46. The Dead and the Countess - Gertrude Atherton - Classic Tales Podcast #619
  47. The Colour Out of Space - H.P. Lovecraft - Classic Tales Podcast #597
  48. Articulated Restraint (Lady Astronaut 1.5) - Mary Robinette Kowal - from Tor.com
  49. Toward Happy Civilization - Samanta Schweblin - Levar Burton Reads podcast #44
  50. Liar's Oath (Paks 0.2) - Elizabeth Moon
  51. The Undertakers - Rudyard Kipling - The Classic Tales Podcast #629
  52. Crown of Renewal (Paks 8) - Elizabeth Moon
  53. Flying Carpets - Steven Millhauser - LeVar Burton Reads #45
  54. Book 54
  55. Book 55
  56. Book 56
  57. The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code - Margalit Fox - NLBC June 2019
  58. L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars) - Dean Francis Alfar - LeVar Burton Reads #48
  59. The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate - Ted Chiang - LeVar Burton Reads #46-47
  60. The Temporal Void (Void 2) - Peter F. Hamilton
  61. The Sword in the Stone - T.H. White
  62. The Best We Can - Carrie Vaughn - LeVar Burton Reads podcast #40
  63. The Rival Mechanicians - Lydia Maria Child - From the Classic Tales Podcast
  64. Sheepfarmer's Daughter (Paks 1) - Elizabeth Moon
  65. Oath of Gold (Paks 3) - Elizabeth Moon
  66. If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again - Zen Cho - 2019 Hugo Award Winning Novellette
  67. Head of a Snake, Tail of a Dragon - Zen Cho
  68. Shoggoths in Traffic - Tobias S. Buckell - LeVar Burton Reads #50
  69. The Simplest Equation - Nicky Drayden - LeVar Burton Reads #49
  70. Cuisine des Mémoires - N.K. Jemisin - LeVar Burton Reads #51
  71. The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District - James Rebanks - NLBC September 2019
  72. Wolverine: The Lost Trail - Percy Benjamin - Wolverine Podcast season 2
  73. The October Man (Rivers of London 7.5) - Ben Aaronovitch - Audio book
    • Abandoned - A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
  74. Mark One - John Hindmarsh
  75. Three Hearts and Three Lions - Poul Anderson
  76. Face Value - Sean Williams - LeVar Burton Reads #53
  77. Blur - Carmen Maria Machado - LeVar Burton Reads #54
  78. The People of the Black Circle - Robert E. Howard - The Classic Tales Podcast #635 - 638
  79. The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe - The Classic Tales Podcast #645
  80. Tiger Baby - J.Y. Yang - LeVar Burton Reads #55
  81. Boundless (Generations 2) - R.A. Salvatore
  82. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems - Randall Munroe
  83. Zeroes - Scott Westerfield, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti

Progress Charts:
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New Leaf Book Club selections read or attempted: 7/12
Spoiler:
  • The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. LeGuin - January 2019 NLBC Selection
  • A Delicate Truth - John Le Carre - NLBC February 2019
  • Abandoned - Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens - NLBC March 2019
  • Not available in time - Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey - NLBC Selection for April 2019
  • The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman - NLBC May 2019
  • The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code - Margalit Fox - NLBC June 2019
  • Abandoned - The Natural - Bernard Malamud - NLBC July 2019 - The movie is better
  • Abandoned - I Am a Cat - Soseki Natsume - NLBC August 2019 selection
  • The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District - James Rebanks - NLBC September 2019

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I've made a major change in my goals. Fortunately, a topic tugged at me in time for me to shift. Six books in ancient history, six books in German history from 1918 - 1945, with ancillary books I'll also track. I'll read two of the colossal novels that have lingered on my TBR for years. And I'll get my Goodreads Want-to-Read list down to 25 titles. My hope is that limited goals can be achieved and still leave me room to follow my bent as it bends.

I set a benchmark for total books each year of 120. I don't consider it a goal.

I'm linking to my Goodreads pages because I'm lazy.

Ah, I see several have mentioned the New Leaf Book Club. I read all the selections last year and my goal this year is to do the same.

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My goal for 2019 is 104 books, including all the non-English books I have, in Urdu, Italian, French and Hindi

Hindi
Jungle Book - translation by Ajay Anand

Urdu
Celebrating the Best of Urdu Poetry - Khushwant Singh
The Taste of Words - An Introduction to Urdu Poetry - Raza Mir READ

Italian
La forma dell'acqua - Andrea Camilleri (also audiobook)
Il Gattopardo - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (also audiobook)
Il commissario Bordelli - Marco Vichi (also audiobook)
San Marino - la storia in miniatura - Pierluigi Taddei

French
Le Petit Prince (Avec les dessins de l'auteur) - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


In addition to the above, I'm adding eight specific books all in a "linguistics" collection on my Kobo, 7 from David Crystal, one from Nicholas Ostler.

The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel – Nicholas Ostler READ
The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language – David Crystal READ
The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works – David Crystal READ
Making Sense – David Crystal
You Say Potato – Ben Crystal and David Crystal READ
Making a Point – David Crystal
Sounds Appealing – David Crystal
The Fight for English – David Crystal READ

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Goal: Reduce TBR

My overall goal, as always, is to end the year with fewer unread books. Since I failed to do this in 2018, my stretch goal is to reverse my 2018 deficit (17 books).

I'm also keeping my extra requirement to reduce my paper TBR by at least 7.

TBR:
Removed: 86 (14 deleted)
Added: 111 (37 paid)
Net reduction: -25
Pages read: 21336

Paper TBR:
Removed: 24
Added: 15 (13 paid)
Net Reduction: 9

Books read:
1. The Healers' Road - S E Robertson (k) - 278
2. Cybill Disobedience - Cybill Shepherd & Aimee Lee Ball (k) - 320
3. Fool's Run - Patricia McKillip (p) - 252
4. Hickory Dickory Dock - Agatha Christie (h) - 192
5. The Only Harmless Great Thing (short) - Brooke Bolander (e) - 51
6. Colours in the Steel - K J Parker (p) - 503
7. Rhapsody in Black - Brian Stableford (k) - 160
8. San Diego 2014: Last Stand of the California Browncoats (novella) - Mira Grant (i) - 82
9. Georgia on My Mind and Other Places (coll) - Charles Sheffield (e) - 340
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10. Banewreaker - Jacqueline Carey (k) - 488
11. Columbus Day - Craig Alanson (k) - 253
12. Trinity Rising - Elspeth Cooper (k) - 488
13. The Black Prince - Adam Roberts (h) - 300
14. Dead Man's Folly - Agatha Christie (k) - 233
15. The Grey King - Susan Cooper (h) - 119
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16. Europe at Dawn - Dave Hutchinson (k) - 317
17. Blackwing - Ed McDonald (k) - 360
18. Agent of Change - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (e) - 256
19. Sowing - Angie Grigaliunas (k) - 370
20. Sole Sacrifice (novella) - K C May (e) - 48
21. 4.50 from Paddington - Agatha Christie (h) - 209
22. Level Up - Craig Anderson (k) - 290
23. Esther May Morrow's Buy or Borrow (coll) - Robert Appleton (k) - 73
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24. Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel (k) - 407
25. Melodies of the Heart (novella) - Michael Flynn (k) - 133
26. Black Wolves - Kate Elliott (k) - 804
27. Holy Sister - Mark Lawrence (e) - 353
28. Ordeal by Innocence - Agatha Christie (p) - 218
29. Speed: The One Genuinely Modern Pleasure - Mat Oxley (h) - 177
30. Elite: Docking is Difficult - Gideon Defoe (h) - 162
31. The Gods of Men - Barbara Kloss (k) - 439
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32. Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea - Adam Roberts (h) - 306
33. The Black Cauldron - Lloyd Alexander (e) - 180
34. Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen - Lois McMaster Bujold (k) - 352
35. Ruthless Magic - Megan Crewe (k) - 341
36. The Nursing Home Murder - Ngaio Marsh (p) - 235
37. Ritualist - Dakota Krout (k) - 374
38. Drawing for the Absolute Beginner - Mark & Mary Willenbrink (k) - 128
39. The Stone Sky - N K Jemisin (p) - 398
40. A Closed and Common Orbit - Becky Chambers (k) - 364
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41. Marvel Comics: The Untold Story - Sean Howe (k) - 432
42. We Ride the Storm - Devin Madson (k) - 444
43. How I Made Over $42,000 in 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks - Cheryl Kaye Tardif (k) - 98
44. Raven Stratagem - Yoon Ha Lee (k) - 400
45. Cat Among the Pigeons - Agatha Christie (p) - 352
46. The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion (novella) - Margaret Killjoy (e) - 78
47. Black Sun Rising - C S Friedman (p) - 586
48. Planetfall - Emma Newman (k) - 320
49. Passing Strange (novella) - Ellen Klages (e) - 125
50. In Shadows We Fall (novella) - Devin Madson (e) - 108
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51. Blade & Rose - Miranda Honfleur (k) - 648
52. Blackcollar - Timothy Zahn (e) - 272
53. Poison - Sarah Pinborough (h) - 202
54. The Pale Horse - Agatha Christie (p) - 188
55. Into the Labyrinth - John Bierce (k) - 178
56. Freeware - Rudy Rucker (p) - 262
57. Silver on the Tree - Susan Cooper (h) - 188
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58. Rosewater - Tade Thompson (k) - 287
59. A Taste of Honey (novella) - Kai Ashante Wilson (e) - 91
60. The Fire Sermon - Francesca Haig (k) - 418
61. Raven Black - Ann Cleeves (p) - 376
62. Jewel of the Endless Erg - John Bierce (k) - 246
63. Dreams Before the Start of Time - Anne Charnock (k) - 210
64. The Lion of Senet - Jennifer Fallon (p) - 535
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65. The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side - Agatha Christie (h) - 256
66. Too Like the Lightning - Ada Palmer (k) - 522
67. Age of Assassins - RJ Barker (k) - 432
68. The Black Spectacles - John Dickson Carr (p) - 190
69. An Informal History of the Hugos - Jo Walton (e) - 604
70. The Calculating Stars - Mary Robinette Kowal (k) - 421
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71. Charm - Sarah Pinborough (h) - 218
72. Beyond the Black Stump - Nevil Shute (h) - 297

Monthly Breakdown:
Spoiler:
January
Bought: 5 (£5.95)
Borrowed: 1
Free: 2
Read: 9 (£5.78)
Pages: 2178
TBR Drop: 1

February
Bought: 2 (£2.98)
Borrowed: 1
Free: 2
Read: 6 (£33.78)
Deleted: 1
Pages: 1881
TBR Drop: 2

March
Bought: 6 (£29.77)
Borrowed: 4
Free: 8
Read: 8 (£4.48)
Deleted: 10
Pages: 1923
TBR Drop: 0

April
Bought: 4 (£10.53)
Borrowed: 9
Free: 9
Read: 8 (£31.97)
Deleted: 2
Pages: 2693
TBR Drop: -11

May
Bought: 5 (£7.65)
Borrowed: 3
Free: 1
Read: 9 (£9.15)
Pages: 2678
TBR Drop: 0

June
Bought: 1 (£0.99)
Borrowed: 2
Free: 9
Read: 10 (£8.25)
Pages: 2943
TBR Drop: -2

July
Bought: 3 (£1.99)
Borrowed: 1
Free: 9
Read: 7 (£8.38)
Pages: 1938
TBR Drop: -6

August
Bought: 3 (£4.44)
Borrowed: 1
Free: 2
Read: 7 (£5.63)
Pages: 2163
TBR Drop: 1

September
Bought: 6 (£5.96)
Borrowed: 2
Free: 1
Read: 6 (£8.17)
Pages: 2425
TBR Drop: -3

October
Bought: 3 (£5.97)
Borrowed: 2
Free: 3
Deleted: 1
Read: 2 (£0.66)
Pages: 515
TBR Drop: -5


Additional Goals:

1. The Worm that Turned. At least 60% of my books should be by women. Stretch goal: reverse my percentage from 2018 (which was 33.2%, so 66.8%). Updated monthly, probably.
Current: (43/70) 61.4%

2. Always be Closing. Conversion rate better than 2018. The conversion rate is the proportion of new books I start. The target is 0.325. Updated monthly, probably.
Current: (27/103) 0.26

3. King of the Mountains. My 5 longest books should total over 3000 pages.
Current total: 3177
Spoiler:

804 - Black Wolves - Kate Elliott
648 - Blade & Rose - Miranda Honfleur
604 = An Informal History of the Hugos - Jo Walton
586 - Black Sun Rising - C S Friedman
535 - The Lion of Senet - Jennifer Fallon


4. Morningstar Crescent. An ongoing challenge to read all books shortlisted for the David Gemmell Morningstar Award. Since I have fewer other targets this year, I'm aiming for at least 10 books.
Current total: 3
Spoiler:
Winners:
2011 - Warrior Priest - Darius Hinks
2016 - The Vagrant - Peter Newman
Shortlisted:
2010 - Lamentation - Ken Scholes
2010 - The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart - Jesse Bullington
2011 - Shadow Prowler - Alexey Pehov
2011 - Tymon's Flight - Mary Victoria
2013 - Irenicon - Aidan Harte
2013 - Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff
2014 - The Path of Anger - Antoine Rouaud
2015 - The Mirror Empire - Kameron Hurley
2015 - The Godless - Ben Peek
2015 - Age of Iron - Angus Watson
2016 - Battle Mage - Stephen Aryan
2016 - The Fire Sermon - Francesca Haig
2016 - Starborn - Lucy Hounsom
2017 - Infernal - Mark de Jager
2017 - Duskfall - Christopher Husberg
2017 - Snakewood - Adrian Selby
2017 - Hope and Red - Jon Skovron
2018 - Age of Assassins - RJ Barker
2018 - Blackwing - Ed McDonald
2018 - The Court of Broken Knives - Anna Smith Spark


5. Paint it Black. Read a book with "Black" in the title every month.
Last month completed: October
Spoiler:
JAN - Rhapsody in Black - Brian Stableford
FEB - The Black Prince - Adam Roberts
MAR - Blackwing - Ed McDonald
APR - Black Wolves - Kate Elliott
MAY - The Black Cauldron - Lloyd Alexander
JUN - Black Sun Rising - C S Friedman
JUL - Blackcollar - Timothy Zahn
AUG - Raven Black - Ann Cleeves
SEP - The Black Spectacles - John Dickson Carr
OCT - Beyond the Black Stump - Nevil Shute


Legend:
Book title: read,own,don't own
(p) paperback, (h) hardback, (k) kindle, (e) epub, (i) ibook/pdf, (a) audio
+ especially liked, - didn't much like

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2019 reading goals:
  • Read 100 books
  • Read 40000 pages
  • Finish the following series:
  • Guido Brunetti
  • Nic Costa
  • Chief Inspector Armand Gamache
  • The Void Trilogy
  • Lockwood & Co.
  • The Mayfair Witches
  • Mortal Engines
  • Winthorp House
I've made a Reading Challenge 2019 page on my blog.

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Goal: 120 books / 10 book club books

The goal this year is similar to last year's, 120 books read (or abandoned), with a stretch goal of 160 books. This includes audio books. Individual short stories will be recorded, but not counted towards that goal until I've got several I can combine. Longer "short" works (~100 pages or so) will be counted as a full book, though if I have two of them back to back, I'll tend to count them as a single book.

Secondary goal is to update this list no less often than once a week. I managed that until the summer last year, but then that completely fell apart for a bit, before I got it back on track. It's really easy to lose track or get so far behind that one abandons the attempt. One trick is to update my "Reason for Editing" each time to show the last book(s) purchased and recorded. This helps me keep track even if it's been a few days since the last edit.

This year, a new tertiary goal -- to read at least 10 of the 12 books in the New Leaf Book Club and actively participate in the discussion.

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# Bought | $  Spent  | # Audible Credits
     216 | $ 163.62  |   43  
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Finally, all the silly colours here actually mean something, at least to me. The colour code for those who care:
Spoiler:
  • Audible
  • eBook
  • Public Library
  • eARC
  • ReRead
  • Public Domain
  • KindleUnlimited
  • New Leaf Book Club Selection
  • Abandoned
  • Shorter work
  • Title,Series,Index,Author,Price,Rating,Other
  1. Deceiver,Foreigner,11,C.J. Cherryh,$5.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  2. Betrayer,Foreigner,12,C.J. Cherryh,$7.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  3. Intruder,Foreigner,13,C.J. Cherryh,$12.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  4. Release The Virgins,,,Michael A. Ventrella, Editor,$5.00,**,
  5. The Mom Test,,,Rob Fitzpatrick,$7.39,***,
  6. Protector,Foreigner,14,C.J. Cherryh,$11.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  7. Peacemaker,Foreigner,15,C.J. Cherryh,$9.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  8. Tracker,Foreigner,16,C.J. Cherryh,$10.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  9. Visitor,Foreigner,17,C.J. Cherryh,$12.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  10. Convergence,Foreigner,18,C.J. Cherryh,$12.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  11. Emergence,Foreigner,19,C.J. Cherryh,$12.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  12. The Left Hand of Darkness,Hain Cycle,4,Ursula K. Le Guin,$0.00,***,Also Audible Public Library New Leaf Book Club Selection
  13. The Black Wolves of Boston,,,Wen Spencer,$5.00,****,Also Audible ReRead
  14. Fate,Uncle Chow Tung,1,Ian Hamilton,$8.24,***,
  15. Ravenwood,Tanyth Fairport,1,Nathan Lowell,$4.95,*****,ReRead
  16. Zepheria's Call,Tanyth Fairport,2,Nathan Lowell,$5.42,*****,ReRead
  17. The Hermit of Lammas Wood,Tanyth Fairport,3,Nathan Lowell,$5.42,*****,ReRead
  18. A Brother's Price,,,Wen Spencer,$6.99,*****, Also Audible ReRead
  19. Imager,Imager Portfolio,1,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$3.27,*****, Also Audible ReRead Public Library
  20. Imager's Challenge,Imager Portfolio,2,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$5.99,****, Also Audible ReRead Public Library
  21. Imager's Intrigue,Imager Portfolio,3,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$5.99,****, Also Audible ReRead Public Library
  22. Knife Children,The Sharing Knife,4.5,Lois McMaster Bujold,$3.99,****,
  23. Dragon's Code,Pern,25,Gigi McCaffrey,$0.00,****,Public Library
  24. The Foundling,,,Georgette Heyer,$1.99,****, Also Audible ReRead
  25. Come the Revolution,Varoki,2,Frank Chadwick,$3.00,****,ReRead
  26. Chain of Command,Varoki,3,Frank Chadwick,$5.89,****,
  27. Travels With Charley:In Search of America,,,John Steinbeck,$10.99,****,Also Audible
  28. A Delicate Truth,,,John le Carre,$0.00,***,New Leaf Book Club Selection Public Library
  29. She Commands Me and I Obey,Imperial Radch,0.6,Ann Leckie,$0.00,**,
  30. Endgames,Imager Portfolio,12,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,1 Audible Credit,****, Audible
  31. Liaden Constellation #4,Adventures in the Liaden Universe,4,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$15.00,***,eARC
  32. The Mystery of Edwin Drood,,,Charles Dickens,$0.00,**, New Leaf Book Club Selection Public Domain
  33. The Oathbound,Valdemar:Vows and Honor,1,Mercedes Lackey,$2.99,***,Also Audible
  34. Rivers of London:Body Work,Rivers of London Graphic,1,Ben Aaronovitch,$8.99,****,
  35. Scholar,Imager Portfolio,4,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$0.00,***, Also Audible ReRead Public Library
  36. Princeps,Imager Portfolio,5,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$0.00,***, Also Audible ReRead Public Library
  37. Imager's Battalion,Imager Portfolio,6,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$8.79,***, Also Audible ReRead
  38. Antiagon Fire,Imager Portfolio,7,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$0.00,***, Also Audible ReRead Public Library
  39. Rex Regis,Imager Portfolio,8,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$0.00,***, Also Audible ReRead Public Library
  40. Madness in Solidar,Imager Portfolio,9,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$0.00,***, Also Audible ReRead Public Library
  41. The Chocolate War,Bruno Chief of Police,11.50,Martin Walker,$0.99,****,
  42. A Birthday Lunch,Bruno Chief of Police,11.75,Martin Walker,$0.99,****,
  43. Treachery's Tools,Imager Portfolio,10,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$0.00,****, Also Audible ReRead Public Library
  44. Assassin's Price,Imager Portfolio,11,L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,$0.00,****, Also Audible ReRead Public Library
  45. Goodbye, Mr. Chips,,,James Hilton,$0.00,****, New Leaf Book Club Theme Discovery Public Domain
  46. In Ashes Born,Seeker's Tales,1,Nathan Lowell,$4.99,*****,Audible ReRead
  47. To Fire Called,Seeker's Tales,2,Nathan Lowell,$4.99,*****,Audible ReRead
  48. By Darkness Forged,Seeker's Tales,3,Nathan Lowell,$4.99,*****,Audible ReRead
  49. Milk Run,Smuggler's Tales,1,Nathan Lowell,$4.99,*****,ReRead
  50. Suicide Run,Smuggler's Tales,2,Nathan Lowell,$4.99,*****,ReRead
  51. Home Run,Smuggler's Tales,3,Nathan Lowell,$4.99,*****,ReRead
  52. The Daughter of Time,Inspector Grant,5,Josephine Tey,$0.00,****,New Leaf Book Club Selection Also Audible Public Domain
  53. Fortune's Favors,Adventures in the Liaden Universe,28,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$3.99,*****,
  54. A Chill Rain in January,Karl Alberg,3,L. R. Wright,$3.99,*****,
  55. Eragon,Inheritance Cycle,1,Christopher Paolini,$0.00,***,Public Library
  56. Eldest,Inheritance Cycle,2,Christopher Paolini,$0.00,**,Abandoned Public Library
  57. To You, Mr. Chips,Mr. Chips,2,James Hilton,$0.00,**,Abandoned Public Domain
  58. Local Custom,Liaden Universe,5,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$2.00,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  59. The American Agent,Maise Dobbs,15,Jacqueline Winspear,$4.96,****,Also Audible
  60. The Steerswoman,The Steerswoman,1,Rosemary Kirstein,$6.56,*****,ReRead
  61. Through Fiery Trials,Safehold,10,David Weber,1 Audible Credit,***,Audible
  62. The Flowers of Vashnoi,Vorkosigan Saga,14.10,Lois McMaster Bujold,$4.99,*****,
  63. Beguilement,The Sharing Knife,1,Lois McMaster Bujold,$7.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  64. Legacy,The Sharing Knife,2,Lois McMaster Bujold,$7.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  65. Passages,The Sharing Knife,3,Lois McMaster Bujold,$7.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  66. Horizon,The Sharing Knife,4,Lois McMaster Bujold,$7.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  67. The Home Crowd Advantage,Peter Grant,1.50,Ben Aaronovitch,$0.00,****,
  68. Black Orchids,Nero Wolfe,9,Rex Stout,$0.00,***,Public Library Audiobook
  69. To Glory We Steer,Bolitho,7,Alexander Kent,$0.00,***,Public Library Also Audible
  70. Command a King's Ship,Bolitho,8,Alexander Kent,$0.00,****,Public Library Also Audible
  71. Shout of Honor,Adventures in the Liaden Universe,29,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$4.25,*****,
  72. The Graveyard Book,,,Neil Gaiman,$5.75,****,New Leaf Book Club Selection
  73. Silver on the Road,The Devil's West,1,Laura Anne Gilman,$0.00,***,Public Library
  74. The Cold Eye,The Devil's West,2,Laura Anne Gilman,$0.00,***,Public Library
  75. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms,The Inheritance Trilogy,1,N.K. Jemison,$0.00,***,Also Audible Public Library
  76. A Killer in King's Cover,Lane Winslow,1,Iona Whishaw,$5.74,****,
  77. Death in a Darkening Mist,Lane Winslow,2,Iona Whishaw,$5.45,****,
  78. An Old, Cold Grave,Lane Winslow,3,Iona Whishaw,$0.00,****,Public Library
  79. Dark, Sacred Grave,Harry Bosch/Renee Ballard,21/2,Michael Connelly,1 Audible Credit,****,Audible
  80. Though Hell Should Bar the Way,RCN,12,David Drake,$7.99,****,Also Audible
  81. To Clear Away the Shadows,RCN,13,David Drake,1 Audible Credit,***,Audible
  82. The Body in the Castle Well,Bruno Chief of Police,12,Martin Walker,$14.99,*****,Also Audible
  83. The Speed of Dark,,,Elizabeth Moon,$0.00,*****,Public Library ReRead New Leaf Book Club Nomination
  84. The October Man,Rivers of London,7.5,Ben Aaronovitch,$4.99,*****,Also Audible
  85. Me, Myself, They,,,Joshua M. Ferguson,$0.00,***,Public Library
  86. Crisis,,,Felix Francis,$0.00,*****,Also Audible Public Library
  87. Mouse and Dragon,Liaden Universe,7,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$6.00,*****,Also Audible
  88. Conflict of Honors,Liaden Universe,8,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$6.00,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  89. Carpe Diem,Liaden Universe,10,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$1.87,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  90. Plan B,Liaden Universe,11,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$0.00,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  91. I Dare,Liaden Universe,13,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$2.57,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  92. Fledgling,Liaden Universe,12,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$6.00,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  93. Saltation,Liaden Universe,14,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$2.25,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  94. Ghost Ship,Liaden Universe,15,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$2.25,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  95. The Mountain Master of Sha Tin,Ava Lee,12,Ian Hamilton,$7.99,*****,
  96. Dragon Ship,Liaden Universe,17,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$2.25,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  97. Dragon in Exile,Liaden Universe,18,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$6.00,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  98. Alliance of Equals,Liaden Universe,19,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$3.00,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  99. The Gathering Edge,Liaden Universe,20,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$6.00,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  100. The Natural,,,Bernard Malamud,$0.00,***,Public Library New Leaf Book Club Selection
  101. Foreigner,Foreigner,1,C.J. Cherryh,$7.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead New Leaf Book Club Nomination
  102. Invader,Foreigner,2,C.J. Cherryh,$0.57,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  103. Inheritor,Foreigner,3,C.J. Cherryh,$0.57,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  104. Precursor,Foreigner,4,C.J. Cherryh,$5.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  105. Defender,Foreigner,5,C.J. Cherryh,$5.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  106. It Begins in Betrayal,Lane Winslow,4,Iona Whishaw,$0.00,**,Public Library
  107. Defender,Foreigner,5,C.J. Cherryh,$5.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  108. Explorer,Foreigner,6,C.J. Cherryh,$5.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  109. Destroyer,Foreigner,7,C.J. Cherryh,$5.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  110. Pretender,Foreigner,8,C.J. Cherryh,$5.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  111. The Orphans of Raspay,Penric,7,Lois McMaster Bujold,$3.99,***,
  112. Deliverer,Foreigner,9,C.J. Cherryh,$5.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  113. Conspirator,Foreigner,10,C.J. Cherryh,$5.99,*****,Also Audible ReRead
  114. March Upcountry,Prince Roger,1,David Weber & John Ringo,$6.00,****,Audible ReRead
  115. I Am a Cat,,,Soseki Natsume,$0.00,*,Abandoned New Leaf Book Club Selection Public Library
  116. March To the Sea,Prince Roger,2,David Weber & John Ringo,$6.00,****,Audible ReRead
  117. March To the Stars,Prince Roger,3,David Weber & John Ringo,$5.50,***,Audible ReRead
  118. A Month in the Country,,,J.L. Carr,$0.00,****,New Leaf Book Club Nomination Public Library
  119. A Sorrowful Sanctuary,Lane Winslow,5,Iona Whishaw,$0.00,****,Public Library
  120. Death in a White Tie,Roderick Alleyn,7,Ngaio Marsh,$0.00,****,Audible
  121. Cape Grace(BETA),Shaman's Tales,2,Nathan Lowell,$0.00,***,Beta Read

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Location: Minneapolis
Device: Voyage, K3, PPW 2 3, HDX, KBasic 5, 7 & 8, Nook Glo3, Echos, Nanos
Cool Goal: 100 books/25 magazines

2019 Goals:

Read 100 books (currently 129) Met Goal!!
Read 25 magazines (currently 6)
Keep purchases under $300 for year. FAILED!!
Overall goal: TBR lower than Jan 1. TBR +44

Magazines Completed 6
Spoiler:

1. 3/5 Galaxy's Edge #19
2 outstanding stories, the rest were good.
2. 4/5 Galaxy's Edge #2
6 very good stories, one being outstanding
3. 3/5 Galaxy's Edge #3
Mostly good stories, one outstanding.
4. 4/5 Lightspeed #2 (June 2010)
All of the stories and discussions were very good!
5. 5/5 Lightspeed #3 (August 2010)
All stories are either very good or outstanding. Cyborg discussion excellent!
6. 3/5 Lightspeed #4 (September 2010)
All stories were good. Nothing outstanding for me.



2019 Purchases TBR: 209 Read: 32

Spoiler:

Total: Total$464.25
001. Larry Niven Short Stories - Larry Niven (audio) $2.30
002. Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson (ebook + audio) $0.00+4.27
003. Firefight - Brandon Sanderson (ebook + audio) $2.13+4.27
004. Calamity - Brandon Sanderson (ebook + audio) $2.13+4.81
005. Horror Classics Collection (audio) .71
006. First King of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio) $10.63
007. Wishsong of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio) $10.63
008. Dying for a Donut - Cindy Sample (audio) $8.02
009. The Dancing Years - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $4.27
010. The Winding Road - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $4.27
011. A Body In the Trunk - Elizabeth Spann Craig $9.63
012. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell - Susanna Clark (A + E) $9.63 + $2.13
013. The Princeling - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $1.06
014. The Dark Rose - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $1.06
015. The Oak Apple - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $2.13
016-26. Story Bundle Science Fiction $20
Template-Matthew Hughes, The Cyanide Process-Jennifer Rahn, Right to Know-Edward Willett, Frameshift-Robert J. Sawyer, Nexus-Ramez Naam, vN - The First Machine Dynasty-Madeline Ashby, Breakpoint Nereis-Alison Sinclair, Stars Like Cold Fire-Brent Nichols, Fall From Earth-Matthew Johnson, Organisms (selected stories)-James Alan Gardner, Transient City-Al Onia. Valor's Choice-Tanya Huff (not counted, already owned),
027-37. Story Bundle Fantasy Detectives $20,
Earthshaker-Robert Jeschonek, Devil's Shoestring-Stefon Mears, Shredded Veil Mysteries-Leah Cutter, 5 Fantastic Tales-Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Slimy Chicken Zomnibus-Kevin J. Anderson, They're Back-Dean Wesley Smith, Greatest Sin (books 1&2)- Erik Kort and Lee French, Searching for Sanctuary-Chrissy Wissler, Modern Sorcery-Gary Jonas, Fantastic Detectives-Fiction River
038. Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett (ebook + audio) $2.13 + $5.99
039. Going Postal - Terry Pratchett (ebook + audio)$2.13 + $9.59
040. Dying for a Deal - Cindi Sample $3.20
041. Beauty & The Beast - Ed McBain $3.20+$2.13 January Total $153.44
042. Killer Collective - Barry Eisler $2.13
043. Tuckers Grove - Kevin J Anderson $1.99
044. Multiplex Man - James P Hogan $1.99
045. Mort - Terry Pratchet (audio) $9.59
046. Guards Guards! - Terry Pratchett (audio) $10.66
047. Moving Pictures - Terry Pratchett (audio) $10.66
048. Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents - Terry Pratchett (audio) $2.09
049. Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett (audio) $9.59
050. The Fever King - Victoria Lee (ebook + audio) $2.13
051. Great Expectations Charles Dickens (Simon Prebble narr.) - .99
052. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (Michael Page narr.) - $4.89 February total $56.71
053. Night Watch - Terry Pratchett (audio) $14.95
054. Man With the Iron Mask - Alexander Dumas (audio+ebook) $8.02 +$1.06
055. A Royal Pain - Rhys Bowen (audio) $8.34
056. Journey To the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne (audio) $8.34
057. Great North Road - Peter Hamilton (audio) $5.99
058. Death of Duglath (book 3 Riyria) - Michael Sullivan (audio) $1.06
059. The Jungle - Upton Sinclair (ebook + audio) .64 + .99
060. Men At Arms - Terry Pratchett (audio) $11.98
061. To Catch A Thief - David Dodge (ebook + audio) $1.06 + $1.99
062. Dead Beat - Jim Butcher (audio) $8.83
063. Small Favor - Jim Butcher (audio) $8.83
064. Blood Rites - Jim Butcher (audio) $8.83
065. April Fools - Jess Lourey $5.35
066. Sisters In Crime - Mpls Crime Writers (paperback) $5.29
067. The Other Woman (audio) - Daniel Silva $4.23
068. Dark World (audio) - B V Larson $8.83
069. Killer Thriller - Lee Goldberg (ebook + audio) $6.42+ $2.13
070. Death at a Drop-In - Elizabeth Spann Craig (ebook) $2.13
071. Galaxy Outlaws - J S Morin (audio) $5.36
072. Beyond the Frontier: Invincible - Jack Campebell (audio) $5.36
073. Salvatation - Peter F Hamilton (audio) $5.36
074. Fury From the Tomb - S A Sidi $1.06 March $142.43
075. Portion of Dragon & Chips - Simon Haynes $2.88
076. Hope for the Best - Jody Taylor (audio) $8.83 Preorder
077. The Stiel Assassin - Terry Brooks (audio) $8.83
078. Invincible - Jack Campbell (audio) $5.36
079. Fallen Academy - Leia Stone (audio) $5.36
080. Eaters of the Dead - Michael Critchon (audio) $5.36
081. Circe - Madeline Miller (audio) $4.23
082. A Robot Named Clunk - Simon Haynes (audio) $8.02
083. The Pusher - Ed McBain (audio+ebook) $2.13 + 0
084. Cop Hater - Ed McBain (audio+ebook) $2.13 + .99
085. Killer's Choice - Ed McBain (audio+ebook) $2.13 + .99
086. Lady Killer - Ed McBain (audio+ebook) $3.20 + .99
087. Crowned and Dangerous - Rhys Bowen $2.13
088. So Long as You Both Shall Live - Ed Mcbain $1.06
089. Tricks - Ed McBain $1.06
090. Lullaby - Ed Mcbain $2.13 +2.13
091. Vespers - Ed McBain $4.27 +2.13
092. Widows - Ed McBain $3.20 +2.13
093. Kiss - Ed McBain $4.27 +2.13
094. Poison - Ed McBain $3.20 +2.13
095. Ten Plus One - Ed McBain $3.20 +2.13
096. Tricks - Ed McBain $2.13 + $1.06 April $98.73
097. King's Ransom - Ed McBain $2.13 + $1.06
098. Eighty Million Eyes - Ed McBain $2.13 + $1.06
099. Skyward - Brandon Sanderson $6.37
100. The Furthest Station - Ben Aaronovitch $5.70
101. Blood Never Dies - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $8.48
102. Two Bagger - Michael Connelly $3.60
103. Bachelor Establishment - Jodi Taylor $8.56
104. Fell Purpose - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $8.58
105. Body Line - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $8.82
106. Elven Queen - Bernhard Hennen $7.50
107. Elven Hunter - Bernhard Hennen $9.36
108. Dead Moon - Peter Clines $8.88
109. Burning Issue of the Day - T E Kinsey $8.02
110. Picture of Murder - T E Kinsey $8.02
111. Death Around the Bend - T E Kinsey $10.70
112. Christmas at The Grange - T E Kinsey $5.61
113. Tonight You're Dead - Vivican Sten $2.13
114. Guiltless - Vivica Sten $2.13
115. The World of Poo - Terry Pratchett $7.50 RETURNED
116. The Scions of Shannara - Terry Brooks $8.88
117. Elf Queen of Shannara - Terry Brooks $8.88
118. Druid of Shannara - Terry Brooks $8.88
119. Talismans of Shannara $8.88
120. Gentleman Vanishes $1.46
121. Bodies from the Library 2 $7.09
122. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea $1.86
123. Classic Ghost Stories Vol 3 $8.56
124. Captain's Fury - Jim Butcher $5.34
125. Planetside - Michael Mammay $5.34
126. Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw $4.23
127-138. Story Bundle Scifi Military $15.00
Age of Expansion - Craig Martelle, Gehenna Dawn - Jay Allan, Alien Incursion - Julia Vee, Novella - Kevin J Anderson, Tales of B-company - Chris Pourteau, Gladiator - Jonathan P Brazee, Devils & Black Sheep - C S Ferguson, Clad in Steel - Kevin McLaughlin, Soldiers of Fame & Fortune 1-8 - Michael Todd, The Infinity Plauge - Robert Valdeman, New Star Rising - Tracy Cooper-Posey, Phule's Company 1-3 - Robert Asprin
139. Fantastic Fantasy for the Throne - misc. (Tor) $2.99
140. Murder in Volume - D R Meredith $3.20
141. By Hook or by Hook - D R Meredith (ebook + audio)$3.20 + 5.24
142. Murder Past Due - D R Meredith (ebook + audio)$3.20 + 5.24
143. Tome of Death - D R Meredith (ebook + audio)$3.20 + 5.24
144. Murder by the Book - - D R Meredith (ebook + audio)$3.20 + 5.24
145. Prisoner of War - Kevin J Anderson (ebook) $1.06
146. Collected Works of Max Brand - $2.13
147. The Sepoy Mutiney - V A Stewart $10.70
148. Massacre at Cawnpore - V A Stewart $3.20
149. The Campaigners - Cytnhia Harrod-Eagles $2.13
150. The Cat Who Went up the Creek - Lilian Jackson Braun $4.27
151. Raising Steam - Terry Pratchett $3.20+ $9.63 May $287.01
152. The Boy - Tami Hoag $6.37
153. Warrior - Nick Webb $2.13
154. Constitution - Nick Webb $2.13
155. Victory - Nick Webb $2.13
156. Independence - Nick Webb $8.13
157. Liberty - Nick Webb $8.13
158. Defiance - Nick Webb $8.13
159. One Word Kill - Mark Lawrence (ebook + audio)$2.13 + $2.13
160. One Small Sacrifice - Hilary Davidson (ebook + audio)$2.13 +$2.13
161-181. Humble Bundle: Firewalk, Final Frontier, Best of the Best Horror of the year 10 years, Blood Sisters, Scourge of the Betrayer, Cloud Roads, Blood We Live, Best Science Fiction of the Year Vol 2, Veil of the Deserters, Serpent Sea, No Return, False Covenant, Superposition, Improbably Adventures of Sherlock Homes, Alien Contact, Book of Cthulhu 2, Song of All, Reanimators, Chains of The Heretic, Siren Depths
182. Cell - Robin Cook (ebook+audio) $2.13 + $8.02
183. Unfettered - Terry Brooks et. al. (ebook+audio) $2.13 + $2.13
184. Dune - Frank Herbert (audio CD) $13.80
185. Blood For Blood - Victoria Selman $2.13
186. Ghostly Paws - Leighann Dobbs $2.13
187. Knights Templar - Patrick Auerbach $2.13
188. Chaos Chronicles Omnibus 1-3 - Jeffery Carver $2.25
189. Going Alien - Jeffery Carver .99
190. Sunborn - Jeffery Carver $1.75
191. What Gods are These - Jeffery A Carver .99
192. Reality and other Fictions - Jeffery A Carver .99
193. Skyriders of Renegade Point - Erik Christiansen $1.25
194. Storm World - B V Larsen (ebook + audio) $2.13 + 2.13
195. Traitor - Jonathan de Shalit (audio) $3.99
196. Harry Bosch Box Set - Michael Connelly (audio) $5.99
197. Coffee - Alex Shvartsman, ed. .99
198. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are - Dr Suess (audio) $2.09
199. Trance - Adam Southward (audio) $2.13
200. Armor World - B V Larson (ebook +audio) $1.99
201. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett (audio) $8.88
202. Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle (audio) $8.88
203. Panglor - Jeffrey A Carver (audio) $2.13
204. Shotgun - Ed McBain (audio + ebook) $2.13 + 1.06
205. A Hatful of Sky - Terry Pratchett (audio) $8.88
206. Sherlock HOlmes Collection - Arthur Conan Doyle (audio) .71
207. Pack Up Your Troubles - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (audio) $8.88
208. The Professor - Robert Bailey (audio) $2.13
209. You're Going to Mars! - Rob Dircks (audio) $4.12
210. Level Five - William Ledbetter (audio) $4.23
211. The Bum's Rush - G M Ford (audio) $2.13
212. He Who Hesitates - Ed McBain (audio + ebook) $2.13 + 3.20
213. Long Time No See - Ed McBain (audio + ebook) $2.13 + 3.20
214. Calypso - Ed McBain (audio) (audio + ebook) $2.13 + 3.20
215. Ghosts - Ed McBain (audio) (audio + ebook) $2.13 + 3.20
216. Jigsaw - Ed McBain (audio) (audio + ebook) $2.13 + 3.20
217. Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson (audio) $5.36
218. The Crown Tower - Michael Sullivan (audio) $5.36
219. Rose and the Thorn - Michael Sullivan (audio) $5.36
220. Yip/Tuck - Sparkle Abbey .85
221. All That's Dead - Stuart McBride $2.13
222. Grave Imports - Eric Stone $3.20
223. To Kill a Reaper - Jack Walton $3.20
224. For Whom the Reap Tolls - Jack Walton $3.20
225. A Fairy Tale Ending - Jack Heckle $3.20
226. A Plague on Both Your Houses $1.06
227. An Unholy Alliance - Susanna Gregory $2.13
228. Mark of a Murderer - Susanna Gregory $1.78
229. The Cannons of Lucknow - V A Stuart $5.08
230. The Heroic - V A Stuart $5.08
231. The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien $3.20
232. My Enemy, My Ally - Diane Duane $1.06
233. Buchanan's War - Jonas Ward $1.06
234. Trap for Buchanan - Jonas Ward $2.13
235. Buchanan's Gamble - Jonas Ward $2.13
236. Buchanan's Siege - Jonas Ward $2.13
237. Buchanan on the Run - Jonas Ward $2.13
238. Get Buchanan - Jonas Ward $2.13
239. Nothing To DO With The Case - Elizabeth Lemrchand $3.20
240. The Wheel Turns - $3.20
241. Light Through Glass - Elizabeth Lemarchand $3.20
242. Armor World - B V Larson $6.42
243. Buchanan Takes Over - Jonas Ward $2.13
244. Panglor - Jeffrey A Carver $5.35
245. Minute for Murder - Nicholas Blake $1.06
246. Storm World - B V Larson $2.13
247. Shotgun - Ed McBain $1.06
248. All That's Dead - Stuart MacBride $2.13
249. Grave Imports - Eric Stone $3.20
250. To Kill A Reaper - Jack Wallen $3.20
251. For Whom the Reap Tolls - Jack Wallen $3.20
252. Fairy-tale Ending - book 1 of Charming Tales - Jack Heckel $3.20
253. A Plague on Both Your Houses - Susanna Gregory $1.06
254. An Unholy Alliance - Susanna Gregory $2.13
255. Mark of a Murderer - Susanna Gregory $1.78
256. Cannons of Lucknow - V A Stuart $5.08
257. Heroic Garrison - V A Stuart $5.08
258. The Hobbit - J R R Tolien $3.20
259. Yip/Tuck - Sparkle Abbey .85
260. Victory Garden - Rhys Bowen $3.19
261. Buchanan Calls the Shots - Jonas Ward
262. Hail to the Chief - Ed McBain (ebook+Audiobook) $3.20 + $2.13
263. Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here - Ed McBain (ebook+Audiobook) $3.20 + $2.13
264. See Them Die - Ed McBain (ebook+Audiobook) $3.20 + $2.13
265. Every Little Crook and Nanny - Ed McBain $3.20
266. The Magpies - Mark Edwards (ebook+audiobook) $1.06 + $2.13
267. Follow You Home - Mark Edwards (ebook+audiobook) $1.06 + $2.13
268. Lucky Ones - Mark Edwards (ebook+audiobook) $1.06 + $2.13
269. The Retreat - Mark Edwards (ebook+audiobook) $1.06 + $2.13
270. In Her Shadow - Mark Edwards (ebook+audiobook) $1.06 + $2.13
271. Because She Loves Me - Mark Edwards (ebook+audiobook) $1.06 + $2.13
272. The Devil's Work - Mark Edwards (ebook+audiobook) $1.06 + $2.13
273. Last of the Magpies - Mark Edwards (ebook+audiobook) $3.20 + $2.13
274. Here to Stay - Mark Edwards (audiobook) $1.99
275. Warrior's Path - Louis L'Amour (audio) $10.27
276.


Free
01. Spartin Fit - Joe desensa (audio)
02. Harry Clark Performance - David Cale (Amazon free)
03. The Spies That Bind - Ally Carter Amazon free)
04. Killer Collective - Barry Eisler (Amazon First)
05. Blood for Blood - Victoria Selman (Amazon First)
06. Glimpses - Anthology of short Fantasy stories (Amazon free
07. Hunt for Justice - Diane Capri (Amazon free)
08. Squall - Sean Costello (Amazon Free)
09. It - Stephen King (audio) (try it deal)
10. Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett (audio) (Audible join deal)
11. Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett (audio) (Audible Join deal)
12. Sovereign - Jeff Hirsch (audio) some random freebee
13. Killer By Nature - Jan Smith (audio) some random freebee
14. Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett (audio) (Audible Join Deal)
15. Lord and Ladies - Terry Pratchett (Audio) Audible join deal
16. Junk - Les Bohem (audio) audible free
17. A Mind of her Own - Paula McLain (audio) audible free
18. Wishes and Wellingtons - Julie Berry (audio) audible free
19. The Demon Next Door - Bryan Burrough (audio) audible free
20. The Void Within - Carlos Tkacz (author credit)
20. The Fever King - Victoria Lee (Amazon first)
21. The Rescue - Steven Konkoly
22. Battle Mage - Peter Flannery
23. Void Within - Carlos Tkacz (author gift)
24. Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch - Ruth Cowen audible free
25. Riley Mark and the other Troublemakers - Christ Grabenstein audible free
26. Darkwater Bride - Marty Ross audible free
27. Black Crow, White Crow - Michael Livingston (audible free)
28. The Mystery of Alice - Lee Bacon (audible free)
29. Alien III - William Gibson (audible free)
30. Evil Eye - Madhuri Shekar (audible free)
31. Mystery of Alice - Lee Bacon (audible free)
32. Black Crow, White Snow - Michael Livingston (audible free)
33. Mueller Report (audible Free)
34. More Bedtime Stories for Cynics - Kirsten Kearse et all (audible Free)
35. One Small Sacrifice - Hilary Davidson (Kindle First)
36. Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues - Mollie Harper (audible free)
37. Weight Loss Hypnosis for Women - Hypnosis (free from author)
38. The Dead Drink First - Dale Maharidge (audible free)
39.
40. Autonomous - Annalee Newitz (Tor free)
41. 3 Day Effect - Florence Williams (audible free)
42. The Dark Web - Geoff Webb (audible free)
43. Seashells, Spells & Caramel - Erin Johnson (narrator free)
44. Black Arts, Tarts and Gypsy Carts - Erin Johnson (narrator free)
45. Code Jumper - Zachariah Dracoulis (narrator free)
46. Mermaid Fins, Winds & Rolling Pins - Erin Johnson (narrator free)
47. The Man Who Knew The Way To The Moon - Todd Zwillich (audible)
48. The Murders of Molly Southborne - Tade Thompson (Tor free)
49. Though All The Mountains Lie Between - Jeffery A Carver (Smashwords freebee)
50. Shapeshifter Finals - Jeffery A Carver (Smashwords freebee)
51. Of No Return - Jeffery A Carver (Smashwords freebee)
52. Dog Star - Jeffery A Carver (Smashwords freebee)
53. Rogue - Greg F. Gifune (audio - free from author)
54. What You Did - Claire McGowan (Kindle First)
55. Relative Fortunes - Marlowe Benn (Kindle First)
56. Judge's Demon - Khris Pfeiffer (narrator freebee)
57. April's Fool - Scott Bell (narrator freebee)
58. It's Not What It Looks LIke - Molly Burke (audible freebee)
59. Funny Amazon Reviews - Jane Lynch
60. Christmas in the Kitchen - Nalini Singh
61. The Judge's Demon - Krhis Pfeifer
62. A Grown-up Guide to Dinosaurs - Ben Garrod
63. Cat Who Played Post Office - Lilian Jackson Brown (credit)
64. Salem's Cipher - Jess Laurey (credit)
65. Under the Raging Moon - Frank Zfiro (credit)
66. Til The Boys Come Home - Cynthia Harrod Eagles (credit)
67. Dead Against the Lawyers - Roderic Jeffiries (Amazon First)
69. Death in the Quadrangle - Eilis Dilton (Amazon first)
70. Alter - Jeremy Robinson (randon freebee)
71. Flower-Covered Corpse - Michael Avallone
72. Gray and Guilty Sea - Scott William Cotter (Amazon First)
73. What You Did - Claire McGowan (Amazon First)
75. Relative Fortunes - Marlowe Benn
76. Unsouled - Will Wight (free from Author)
77. Soulsmith - Will Wight (free from Author)
78. Blackflame - Will Wight (free from Author)
79. Skysworn - Will Wight (free from Author)
80. Ghostwater - Will Wight (free from Author)
81. Underlord - Will Wight (free from Author)
82. House of Blades - Will Wight (free from Author)
83. City of Light - Will Wight (free from Author)
84. Of Sea and Shadow - Will Wight (free from Author)
85. Crimson Vault - Will Wight (free from Author)
86. Of Shadow and Sea - Will Wight (free from Author)
87. Of Darkness and Dawn - Will Wight (free from Author)
88. Of Dawn and Darkness - Will Wight (free from Author)
89. Traveler's Gate - Will Wight (free from Author)
90. Mueller Report - Robert S Mueller
91. Simplets Microwave Mug Meals Cookbook
92. Alter - Jeremy Robinson
93. Death in the Quadrangle - Eilis Dillon
94. Dead Against the Lawyers - Roderic Jeffires
95. Till the Boys Come Home - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (credit)
96. Under A Raging Moon - Frank Zafiro
97. Salem's Cipher - Jess Lourey (credit)
98. Edgar Allen Poe Terrifying Tales
99. I love my Instant Pot - Michelle Gargone
100. Paradise Lost - John Milton
101. Past Crimes - Ashley Gardner
102. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
103. Here To Stay - Mark Edwards
104. Destiny Reckoning - Trevor Ames Gregg
105.


Paper Books (bought with intent to convert to ebook)
1. (Murder She Wrote) Murder of Sherlock Homes - James Anderson
2. (Murder She Wrote) Hooray for Homicide (Murder She Wrote) - James Anderson
3. (Murder She Wrote) Lovers and Other Killers - James Anderson
4. America's Best Mysteries 20013
5.



*owned
SS - Indicates short story.
January
01. 4/5 Buried in Treasures - David Tolin *
How to deal with hoarding. Some of this can apply to ebook/audiobook hoarding!
SS1. 3/5 Short stories - Larry Niven *
Some good, some ok.
02. 4/5 Murder at the Powderhorn Ranch - Jessica Fletcher (Donald Bain)
Good story with some new malevolence.
03. 4/5 Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson (audio) *
YA fantasy. Revenge against those with superhuman powers.
04. 5/5 Lady Killer - Ed McBain (audio)
12 hours to prevent a murder. Who? Where? By Whom?
05. 5/5 The Heckler - Ed McBain (audio) *
Some plot issues, but enjoyable. Introduction of 'the deaf man'.
06. 5/5 Return of The King- J.J.R Tolkien *
Excellent audiobook!!
07. 1/5 Slice of Murder - Chris Cavender (freebie)
Plot meanders and some parts are patently unbelievable.
08. 3/5 See Them Die - Ed McBain (audio)
Ok; lots of people are unlikeable in this book
09. 5/5 Knock 'em Dead - Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain
Murder on broadway
10. 5/5 The Founding - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (audio+ebook) *
Wonderful first book!
11. 5/5 The People of Pern - Robin Wood *
An artsy book, well worth it for a Pern fan like me!
12. 5/5 Lady, Lady I Did It - Ed McBain (ebook +audio) *
Lots of emotion in this one; girlfriend of one of the 87th is murdered.
13. 5/5 The Empty Hours - Ed McBain
Two murders - rabbi and ski instructor
14. 5/5 Elfstones of Shannara - Terry Brooks (ebook +audio) *
Still a great story!
15. 5/5 Like Love - Ed McBain (ebook + audio) *
Two stories about love lost.
16. 5/5 Ten Plus One - Ed McBain (audio)
Sniper is randomly shooting people.
February
17. 4/5 Wishsong of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio) *
Still good, but not sparkling.
18. 5/5 First King of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio) *
Very excellent battle scenes. Keeper.
SS2. 4/5 Indomintable - Terry Brooks
Short story after Wishsong. Follow-up story feature Jair.
19. 3/5 Ax - Ed McBain (audio) *
Murder by ax.
20. 4/5 He Who Hesitates - Ed McBain (audio)
Point of view of the killer. Narrator awfully slow on this - had to speed up.
21. 5/5 Eighty Million Eyes - Ed McBain (audio)
Guy dies on live TV; guy shows up at business with no name.
22. 5/5 Doll - Ed McBain (paper) *
Model is found dead in apartment with 5 year old.
23. 3/5 Shotgun - Ed McBain
Good book.
24. 5/5 Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett (audio) *
Loved the Igors! Time has some problems. Death helps.
25. 3/5 Jigsaw - Ed McBain (audio)
Cold case looking for money. Unrelated stuff thrown in unrelated to plot.
26. 3/5 Hark, Hark, the Gang's All Here - Ed McBain (audio)
24 hour day in the life of the 87th precinct.
27. 4/5 Ashes of a Black Frost - Chris Evans (audio)
Good finish to the series. Didn't like the narrator as much as previous one.
March
28. 4/5 Sadie When She Died - Ed McBain (audio) *
This started out great and then petered out. Woman stabbed - but who killed her?
29. 3/5 War Of The Oaks - Emma Bull *
Urban fantasy set in Minneapolis music scene of 1980s.
30. 5/5 Flagship - Mike Resnick (audio)
Great conclusion to an excellent series.
31. 4/5 Let's Hear It For The Deaf Man - Ed McBain (audio) *
Deaf man lets Carella know he is going to rob a bank.
32. 2/5 The Long Tomorrow - Leigh Brackett
Dystopian US, where the Amish way of life becomes the norm.
33. 5/5 Hail To The Chief - Ed McBain (audio)
Good book! Gang violence in this one.
34. 5/5 So Long As You Both Shall Live - Ed McBain (audio)
Fast paced. Kling gets married to Augusta. Very good story.
SS3. 4/5 Mitosis (novella) - Brandon Sanderson (audio) *
Good add-on to Steelheart.
35. 4/5 Firefight - Brandon Sanderson (audio) *
Sparks! Lots of action here! New city for the Reckoners
36. 4/5 Trouble In Mudbug - Jana Deleon *
Mystery cozy with romance and ghosts in Louisiana. And explosions.
37. 4/5 Calamity - Brandon Sanderson (audio) *
Great end to this trilogy. Loved it.
38. 4/5 Long Time No See - Ed McBain (audio)
Two blind people murdered; some hokey psychiatric stuff in this.
39. 4/5 Calypso - Ed McBain (audio)
Murder of musician leads to followup on a brother who disappeared 7 years before.
40. 5/5 Fuzz - Ed McBain (paperback) *
Lots going on here - deaf man, tramps set on fire, robbery scheme.
41. 5/5 Never Somewhere Else - Alex Gray (audio) *
Another woman has died in similar instance in Scotland
42. 5/5 In The Heat of the Moment - Viveca Sten (audio) *
Death of a teenager who was seen partying with friends
43. 3/5 Ghosts - Ed McBain (audio)
Two murders lead to a medium. Ok story, but not outstanding
44. 3/5 Rules of Murder - Juliana Deering *
Good writer. The religious claptrap at the end ruined the story.
45. 4/5 Lightning - Ed McBain (audio)
Women getting murdered and raped. More graphic than usual.
46. 5/5 Dying for a Donut - Cindy Sample (audio) *
Reread. Not much liking the new narrator for the audiobook.
April
47. 3/5 The Rolling Stones - Robert Heinlein (audio) *
Story ok, but dated. Turn of phrases were great. Humorous Scifi.
48. 5/5 Voyage to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne (audio) *
Still a great adventure 155 years after published! Tim Curry narration excellent!
49. 4/5 April Fools - Jess Lourey *
Pretty good ending to series. Kidnapping takes precedence to body.
50. 3/5 Bread - Ed McBain (audio) *
Average story featuring an arson which leads to bodies eventually.
51. 5/5 In Harm's Way - Viveca Sten (audio) *
A woman is found dead in the snow - accident or murder?
52. 5/5 Blood Relatives - Ed McBain (audio) *
Good story, but disturbing.
53. 5/5 The Last Hero - Terry Pratchett (audio)
So funny! Two groups go on a journey. Calamity!
54. 4/5 The Man Who Never Was - Ewan Montegu (paperback) *
Fascinating account of the actual deception and the specific results. WW2
55. 4/5 Heat - Ed McBain (audio) *
One case, but 3 different plots. Man commits suicide.
56. 4/5 Dying to Retire - Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain (audio) *
Good story. Narrator was excellent!
57. 5/5 Trick or Treachery - Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain
Halloween party ends; body is found!
58. 4/5 Stalking the Vampire - Mike Resnick *
Reread - pretty funny in the style of Philip Marlowe
59. 3/5 Ice - Ed McBain (audio) *
Man is killed; loads of diamonds sewn into coat. Plus a creepy couple
60. 2/5 Mischief in Mudbug - Jana Deleon *
Sabine searches for her family. Very bizarre antics in this.
61. 3/5 INCI - Mike Resnick & Tina Gower *
Missionary discovers secret that could affect galaxy. (2015 Phoenix Pick)
62. 4/5 Mort - Terry Pratchett (audio) *
Death wants a career change so takes an assistant
63. 4/5 Night Watch - Terry Pratchet (audio) *
Vimes goes back in time to an earlier Ankh Morpork
May
64. 3/5 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (audio) *
Still good. Dystopian future for earth
65. 3/5 Year's Best Science Fiction - David Harwell ed. *
Book 1 of annual series. Hard science fiction. Several outstanding stories.
66. 4/5 A Vote For Murder - Jessica Fletcher (audio) *
Senator's aide found dead at bottom of stairs. Washington DC
67. 5/5 Eight Black Horses - Ed McBain (audio) *
Sharp story - Deaf man is back.
68. 3/5 Glimpses (Anthology) - Kevin Partner *
Fantasy stories - most are good, a few are very good or excellent.
69. 4/5 The Eighth Sister - Robert Dugoni (audio)
Part spy thriller, part legal thriller. Fast pace.
70. 5/5 In Farleigh Field - Rhys Bowen (audio)
WW2 yarn based on real events involving spying.
71. 1/5 Showdown in Mudbug - Jana Deleon *
Started well, died about 1/2 way through
72. 5/5 Stillhouse Lake - Rachel Caine (audio)
Family tries to escape aftermath of serial killer father.
73. 4/5 Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum (audio) *
Great story! Different from movie, but I loved Anne Hathaway's narration!
74. 5/5 Killman Creek - Rachel Caine (audio)
Continuation of family of serial killer - trying to escape online presence.
75. 5/5 The Dark Rose - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (audio) *
Morland family during Henry 8th's reign. Great story!
June
76. 5/5 The Maine Mutiny - Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain (audio) *
Good story. No dull moments. Jessica wakes in ocean with dead body.
77. 3/5 Dark Universe - Daniel F. Galouye
Post-apocalyptic culture underground. Very cool.
78. 3/5 Weight Loss Hypnosis for Women - Hypnosis for Happiness and Success (audio) *
Relaxing and well narrated. Weight loss? Not so far. Free from author.
SS4. 5/5 Binti - Nnedi Okorafor (audio)
Absolutely excellent novella. Very refreshing combining African tribal customs with science fiction.
79. 4/5 Poison - Ed McBain (audio) *
Murders surround a mysterious woman with a lot of money.
80. 1/5 Sally MacKenzie's Naked Bundle - Sally MacKenzie*
Erotica dressed up in fake history. Waste of money.
SS5. 5/5 The New World - Patrick Ness (audio) *
Great intro to YA series.
SS6. 5/5 Roger Ascham & the Lost Girl - Matthew Reilly (audio) *
Prequel to the Tournament. Mystery featuring tutor of Elizabeth . Short storyI
81. 4/5 Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents - Terry Pratchett (audio) *
All different characters in Ank Morpork.
SS7. 5/5 Two Bagger - Michael Connelly (audio) *
Great short story; Ex-con may be making a hit. 2nd author SS only so-so.
82. 5/5 The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett (audio) *
Another kid's story featuring Tiffany who wants to be a witch.
83. 4/5 Seashells, Spells & Caramel - Erin Johnson (audio) *
Refreshing paranormal romance. Very sweet.
SS8. 5/5 That Leviathan Whom Thou Hast Made - Eric James Stone *
Mormon missionary interferes with ancient aliens.
84. 5/5 Cop Hater - Ed McBain (audio) *
Relisten of book 1 of 87th Precinct series.
85. 5/5 The Cat Who Read Backwards - Lilian Jackson Braun (audio)
Journalist gets hired and gets new digs after some down years.
SS9. 5/5 Prisoner of War - Kevin J Anderson *
Excellent Novella.
86. 5/5 Judas Unchained - Peter F Hamilton (audio) *
Wonderful conclusion to Commonweatlh story.
July
87. 5/5 Tricks - Ed McBain (audio) *
Excellent. 24 hours starting Halloween Eve.
88. 4/5 Mueller Report - Robert Meuller (audio) *
Easy to understand. Well narrated by 3-man team at Audible.
89. 3/5 One Word Kill - Mark Lawrence (audio) *
YA scifi novel. Pretty good story
90. 3/5 Livingroom of the Dead - Eric Stone *
Gritty novel about journalist vs. russian mob in Asia.
91. 4/5 Grammar the Essential Guide - Benedict Williams (audio+ebook) *
Good reference. Audiobook isn't exactly useful without ebook.
92. 5/5 Lullaby - Ed McBain *
A babysitter and infant are murdered after a burglary on a different floor.
SS10. 2/5 More Bedtime Stories for Cynics - Nick Offerman hosts (audio)
Some good stories, but overall, didn't like negativity.
94. 3/5 Edinburgh Twilight - Carole Lawrence *
Scottish detective searches for sophisticated serial murder in early 1900s.
95. 5/5 A Spell For Chameleon - Piers Anthony *
Still great after all these years. The land of Xanth introduced.
96. 4/5 A Hat Full of Sky - Tery Pratchett (audio) *
Tiffany is on the road to witch training. And being absorbed by some being.
97. 5/5 Artemis - Andy Weir (audio)
Very flawed character made this story funny and really good with the action.
98. 1/5 Code Jumper - Zachariah Dracoulis (audio) *
Not my style; didn't finish. Narrator Michael Norman Johnson excellent!
SS11 5/5 A Grown-up Guide to Dinosaurs - Ben Garrod (audio) *
Great update on paleontology. A documentary in audio-only form.
99. 4/5 Deathworld 3 - Harry Harrison (audio)
I'll listen to this again! A bit different from previous Deathworld novels.
100. 4/5 The Source of Magic - Piers Anthony
Good follow-up
101. 4/5 Vespers - Ed McBain (audio)
Good plots. Didn't think killer had sufficient justification.
102. 4/5 Margaritas and Murder - Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain (audio)*
Jessica visits Mexico
August
103. 5/5 Sackett's Land- (Sackett #1) Louis L'Amour (audio)
Great beginning to this saga. Good beginning to Western Month.
104. 4/5 Dead Against The Lawyers - Roderic Jeffries*
Loved this despite some issues. Murder mystery involving British lawyers. Recommend!
105. 5/5 Unsouled - Will Wight *
Great fantasy! Can hardly wait to start the next book in the Cradle series.
106. 5/5 The Name's Buchanan - Jonas Ward *
Buchanan returns to the US. Crap happens the very first day.
107. 4/5 Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (audio)*
Good, but got a bit confusing.
108. 5/5 To The Far Blue Mountains (Sackett#2) - Louis L'Amour (audio)
Barnabus leaves England for last time. Excellent story!
109. 5/5 A Question of Murder - Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain (audio) *
Murder mystery weekend. It was great.
110. 5/5 Storm Front - Jim Butcher (audio) *
Loved this first book!
111. 5/5 All Quiet On The Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque (audio)
Brutal, but excellent story.
112. 3/5 Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary System - Mary Roach (audio) *
Interesting and funny focused on the gut from start to end.
113. 5/5 Warrior's Path (Sackett #3) - Louis L'Amour (audio) *
Kin Sackett leaves to save a woman from pirates/slavers.
114. 4/5 Jubal Sackett (Sackett #4) - Louis L'Amour (audio) *
Good story. A little bit of mysticism, but a compelling story.
115. 4/5 Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts - Erin Johnson (audio) *
Free from narrator for review. Pretty good story. Added 1 for great narration
September
116. 5/5 Going Postal - Terry Pratchett (audio) *
This was priceless! I have to say I envision Jeremy Irons now as Vetinari.
117. 5/5 Thud - Terry Pratchett (audio) *
Vimes has some real problems in this one. Dead dwarf. Reading to his son.
118. 5/5 Buchanan Says No - Jonas Ward *
Buchanan is just trying to get paid and ends up championing half a town.
119. 5/5 Life of Pi - Yann Martel (audio)
Better than the movie. I highly recommend!
120. 4/5 How the West Was Won - Louis L'Amour (audio)
Lots of action. Good story
121. 5/5 Murder in Savannah (Murder She Wrote) - Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain (audio) *
I really enjoyed this one. Mostly different characters.
122.4/5 Pines - Blake Crouch (audio) *
Really enjoyed this Twin Peaks flavored story. Interesting ending.
123. 5/5 Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett (audio) *
Witch in training unwittingly interferes with the seasons.
124. 4/5 Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo (audio) *
Good book with slightly different slant on decluttering.
SS12 3/5 Oak Avenue (Dark Corners Collection) - Brandi Reeds
SS13 4/5 The Remedy (Dark Corners Collection) - Adam Haslet
SS14 3/5 Tangled Woods (Dark Corners Collection) - Emily Raboteau
SS15 4/5 Miao Dao (Dark Corners Collection) - Joyce Carol Oates
SS16 4/5 There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed (Dark Corners Collection) - Edgar Cantero
SS17 4/5 Sleeptight Motel (Dark Corners Collection) - Lisa Unger
SS18 1/5 Hannah-Beast (Dark Corners Collection) - Jennifer McMahon
Amazon grouping of ghost/horror stories.
125. 5/5 Storm Front - Jim Butcher (audio) *
Book 1 Dresden Files. Last read in 2013 - fabulous still!
126. 5/5 Widows - Ed McBain (audio) *
3 new widows in this book.
SS19 5/5 Target List - John Reizer (audio) *
Medical thriller in a novella.
127. 3/5 Mathias (3 parts) - Robert McDermott (audio) *
Sword & sorcery - an emperor is overthrown.
128. 5/5 Alfred Hitchcock's Ghost Stories for Young People (audio) *
Loved this since a kid. It was great!
129. 4/5 Kiss - Ed McBain (audio) *
Trial and woman who has had 2 attempts on her life.
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TBR = owned books
TBR (audio) Jan 1: 719 (includes freebees)
TBR (ebooks) Jan 1: 1052 (includes magazines, no freebees)
TBR (paper books) Jan 1: 10
Books read: 84 (including 06 freebies, 1 abandoned, 5 re-reads)
Books otherwise removed from TBR:

Book Rating/Comments:
1: Awful, or did not finish
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1. Last Call by J. A. Konrath. 01/01
2. Rebels by David Liss. 01/03
3. Renegades by David Liss. 01/09
4. The Queen of Crows by Myke Cole. 01/15

5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Audio) by Stieg Larsson. 01/17
6. Code Girls by Liz Mundy. 01/24
7. The Enemy by Lee Child. 01/27

8. The Speaker of the Dead (Audio) by Orson Scott Card. 01/31
9. The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi. 02/09
10. The Beastie Boys Book by Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz. 02/13
11. Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey. 2/23
12. Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis. 2/25

13. The Girl Who Played with Fire (Audio) by Stieg Larsson. 02/27
14. Fahrenheit 451 (Audio) by Ray Bradury. 03/04
15. The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris. 03/05
16. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. 03/08
17. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. 03/10

18. The Ship Who Won (Audio) by Anne McCaffrey and Jodie Lynn Nye. 03/11
19. I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro. 03/12
20. Ender's Game (Audio) by Orson Scott Card. 03/13
21. The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty. 03/15
22. The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein. 03/27
23. The Mouse by Lauretta Hignett. 03/29

24. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Audio) by Stieg Larsson. 04/02
25. Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh. 04/06
26. On Basilisk Station (Audio) by David Weber. 04/11
27. Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey. 04/14
28. The Girl King by Mimi Yu. 04/22
29. The Honor of the Queen (Audio) by David Weber. 04/23
30. Killashandra by Anne McCaffrey. 04/28
31. One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence. 05/04
32. Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold. 05/05

33. Feast of Souls (Audio) by C. S. Friedman. 05/07
34. Flee by J. A. Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson. 05/07
35. Black Crow, White Snow (Audio) by Michael Livingston. 05/08
36. We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis Taylor. 05/11

37. Spree by J. A. Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson. 05/15
38. A Short and Victorious War (Audio) by David Weber. 05/16
39. Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey. 05/19
40. We Are Many by Dennis Taylor. 06/20
41. Redshirts (Audio) by John Scalzi. 05/20
42. Wings of Wrath (Audio) by C. S. Friedman. 06/02
43. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. 06/06
44. In Pieces (Audio) written and narrated by Sally Field. 06/06

45. Three by J. A. Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson. 06/10
46. Field of Dishonor (Audio) by David Weber. 06/12
47. The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia. 06/19
48. All These Worlds by Dennis Taylor. 06/21
49. Legacy of Kings (Audio) by C, S, Friedman. 06/25
50. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, 06/26
51. The Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender. 06/30
52. Almost Interesting by David Spade. 07/05
53. Flag in Exile (Audio) by David Weber. 07/09
54. The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi. 07/12
55. The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie. 07/15
56. The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thomspson. 07/16
57. The Survival of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson. 07/20

58. Jurassic Park (Audio) by Michael Crichton. 07/23
59. Serafina and the Seven Stars by Robert Beatty. 07/26
60. Ancillary Justice (Audio) by Ann Leckie. 08/01
61. Installing Linux on a Dead Badger (and Other Oddities) by Lucy A. Snyder. 08/06
62. All Systems Red (Audio) by Martha Wells. 08/11
63. Bonk by Mary Roach. 08/12
63. Ancillary Sword (Audio) by Ann Leckie. 08/15
64. The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews. 08/16
65. Hollow Kingdom (Audio) by Kira Jane Buxton. 08/26

66. Artificial Condition (Audio) by Martha Wells. 09/01
67. Honor Among Enemies (Audio) by David Weber. 09/12
68. Fall or Dodge Goes to Hell by Neil Stephenson. 09/17
69. Ancillary Mercy (Audio) by Ann Leckie. 09/19
70. All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. 09/21
71. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. 10/02
72. Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. 10/03
73. An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives by Matt Richtel. 10/10
74. The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley. 10/13

75. The Mirror of Her Dreams by Stephen R. Donaldson. 10/17

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  • at least 12 of which from my TBR list
  • at least 5 of which from my started-not-finished list
  • finish reading the Discworld books
  • re-read some of my favourites
  • discover a new favourite author
  • read 9 of 12 of the New Leaf Book Club choices

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January - 5 books
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1. Star Trap, Simon Brett - 7/10 - a light 'cozy' mystery to start the year.
2. The '86 Fix, Keith A. Pearson - 5/10 - time travel comedy. Writing was flat, not my sense of humour and ends on a set up for book 2. I hate that.
3. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. LeGuin - 5/10 - found it a slog. Too much made up language and endless descriptions of snow and ice.
4. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (tr. Ginny Tapley Takemori) - 7/10 - Novella about unconventional woman trying to conform. Fascinating.
5. Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir - 8/10 - a "quiet" book about a man finding himself in the midst of a country rebuilding after war. Affecting.


February: 1 book
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6. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou - 8/10 - story of Silicon Valley startup that went badly wrong.

Total: 6

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This year I want to read 75 books, including 5 non-fiction titles and 3 or more from outside my usual preferences. Try things I normally would avoid, like sports or politics or trashy M/F romances. I'd also like to finish off a series from my huge TBR pile, then some poetry or comics. Been ages since I've read those.

And finally, I really need to read more Lesbian novels. Because as much as I love M/M, especially paranormal mysteries, a steady diet makes me wonder if I've been letting down the side.

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Read more, buy less!

1. Siege of Stone by Terry Goodkind
2. The Exe's Revenge by Jo Jakeman
3. Star Trek Stargazer: Enigma by Michael Jan Friedman
4. Star Trek Stargazer: Maker by Michael Jan Friedman
5. Shattered at Sea by Cheryl Hollon
6. In a Cottage In a Wood by Cass Green
7. Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
8. Love in Catalina Cove by Brenda Jackson
9. Star Trek: Crossroad by Barbara Hambly
10. The Party by Robyn Harding
11. The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
12. Stroke of Luck by B.J. Daniels
13. Star Trek: The Next Generation Available Light by Dayton Ward
14. Star Trek: The Rings of Tautee by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
15. Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward
16. The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan
17. Luck of the Draw by B.J. Daniels

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