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The 2023 Annual Reading Challenge List Thread

2023 Reading Challenge List Thread

Welcome to our 14th Annual Reading Challenge!

The Annual Reading Challenge is not a race, 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 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010

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Once again, my goal is to buy fewer books than I read.
Last year I managed to reduce my TBR pile by 53 books!

I start 2023 with 703 books on my TBR pile.

Books removed from TBR

Read and Reading
  1. December 30th, 2022: We Can Remember It For You Wholesale By Philip K. Dick - £0.99 - 3/5 - 439pp
    Interesting, but probably only really for a completist.
  2. January 6th, 2023: Death Around the Bend by T E Kinsey - £0.99 - 4/5 - 232pp
    Good fun, but the protagonists took far too long to spot something obvious
  3. January 9th: Galaxy's Edge #7 edited by Mike Resnick - £0.40 - 4/5 - 215pp
    Good stories, but the factual/review/serial didn't interest me
  4. January 12th: Poirot's Early Cases by Agatha Christie - £0.63 - 5/5 - 238pp
    Excellent fun with Poirot in lots of short stories
  5. January 15th: Grave Secrets be Kathy Reichs - £0.99 - 4/5 - 276pp
    Gripping, but perhaps getting a bit silly now
  6. January 20th: To the Land of Long-Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith - £0.99 - 4/5 - 175pp
    OK, but not as good as earlier books, IMO
  7. January 22nd: Georgiana Darcy's Diary by Anne Elliott - Free - 4/5 - 216pp
    Fun in a light romance kind of way.
  8. January 23rd: The Crystal Gryphon by Andre Norton - £1.00 - 4/5 - 200pp
    Quite interesting. I shall carry on with the series.
  9. January 28th: Dragonshadow by Barbara Hambly - £5.99 - 5/5 - 319pp
    Excellent fantasy
  10. January 31st: The Piper on the Mountain by Ellis Peters - £0.99 - 5/5 - 243pp
    Nice to see Dominic out on his own
  11. February 2nd: The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi - £0.99 - 5/5 - 230pp
    A great, fun read.
  12. February 4th: Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa - Free - 2/5 - 275pp
    Graphic novel, and topic not my kind of thing
  13. February 5th: The Great North Road by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - 3/5 - 56pp
    Only a fragment
  14. February 6th: The Charmed Sphere by Catharine Asaro - £3.49 - 3/5 - 421pp
    OK, as a light fantasy romance.
  15. February 10th: Knight of the Demon Queen by Barbara Hambley - £0.99 - 5/5 - 271pp
    Good, but not a complete story - a cliffhanger, unlike the first two books.
  16. February 13th: Dragonstar by Barbara Hambley - £3.76 - 5/5 - 289pp
    Great roundup of the story. I'll forgive the cliff-hanger in the previous volume.
  17. February 17th: Nine Mile Walk by Harry Kemelman - £1.59 - 5/5 - 127pp
    Excellent set of armchair detective shorts
  18. February 18th: Bad Lawyer by Stephen Solomita - Free - 3/5 - 302pp
    OK, legal/criminal case drama
  19. February 19th: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams - £1.61 -
    4/5 - 162pp
    Fun, but clearly just as far as he got before deadline.
  20. February 20th: Simple Genius by David Baldacci - £0.99 - 5/5 - 392pp
    Excellent stuff
  21. February 23rd: The Young Chevalier by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - - 28pp
    First chapter of an unfinished novel.
  22. February 23rd: The Scent of the Night by Andrea Camilleri - £1.19 - 3/5 - 157pp
    It was OK.
  23. February 25th: First Family by David Baldacci - £0.99 - 5/5 - 433pp
    Compelling thriller
  24. February 27th: The Planet of the Gods by Grin Olssen - Free - 1/5 - 290pp
    [ABANDONED. Just a few pages in and it's too awful to continue.]
  25. February 27th: Death Comes to Pemberley by P D James - Free - 2/5 - 222pp
    [ABANDONED: Just not very good]
  26. March 1st: The Time Travellers Almanac edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer - £1.09 - 4/5 - 1250pp
    An excellent collection of time travel stories.
  27. March 19th: Terry Pratchett by Rob Wilkins - £0.99 - 5/5 - 507pp
    Simply wonderful
  28. March 22nd:Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson - £0.99 - 3/5 - 419pp
    Some grim background, but overall light and fluffy. A quick read.
  29. March 23rd: The Best of Jerry Pournelle edited by John F. Carr - £0.99 - 4/5 - 483pp
    A mix of tributes and stories. Good, but probably would be better as a volume of stories, and a volume of biography
  30. March 27th: Curtain by Agatha Christie - £0.63 - 5/5 - 193pp
    A good ending
  31. March 28th: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson - £0.99 - 5/5 - 1324pp
    Epic in theme, epic in length!
  32. April 5th: Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie - £0.63 - 4/5 - 193pp[INDENT]Nicely done. "Let Sleeping Murder Lie"
  33. April 6th: New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - 3/5 - 277pp
    Some early linked short stories. OK.
  34. April 9th: Pistols for Two by Georgette Heyer - £1.20 - 4/5 - 189pp
    A pleasant collection of romantic shorts
  35. April 10th: Snowdrift and Other Stories by Georgette Heyer - £1.99 - 4/5 - 278pp
    Three good additions to the previous collection
  36. April 10th: Interzone No. 220 by TTA Press Authors - £2.26 - 3/5 - 143pp
    A Mixed bag of stories
  37. April 12th: The Emperor's Pearl by Robert Van Gulik - £0.68 - 5/5 - 149pp
    Excellent
  38. April 13th: From a Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver - £2.51 - 3/5 - 644pp
    OK, but perhaps too much technology for the situation
  39. April 16th:The Year of the Woman by Jonathan Gash - £0.54 - 4/5 - 278pp
    A mystical look at Hong Kong in the year before the handover. Good.
  40. April 17th: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman - Free - 5/5 - 264pp
    A fun multi-world fantasy
  41. April 18th: Cosi Fan Tutti by Michael Dibdin - £3.79 - 5/5 - 267pp
    An excellent farce of a police drama
  42. April 19th: Miss Marple's Final Cases by Agatha Christie - £0.63 - 4/5 - 130pp
    Fun with Miss Marple, marred by two weird supernatural stories.
  43. April 21st: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman - £0.99 - 5/5 - 460pp
    A surprisingly compelling prequel
  44. April 23rd: Passengers to Sentience by Peter Salisbury - £0.69 - 1/5 - 371pp
    [ABANDONED. Just not well written. Discard the sequel]
  45. April 24th: Let It Bleed by Ian Rankin - £0.99 - 5/5 - 302pp
    Rebus properly into stride now, I think
  46. April 28th: Queen of Storms - Raymond E. Feist - £0.99 - - 343pp
    Good epic fantasy. I'll forgive the inn buying in ale
  47. May 2nd: Dogland by Will Shetterly - Free - 3/5 - 307pp
    Hidden fantasy set in 1960s Florida. Well done, but not for me.
  48. May 7th: Life and Death of Heliogabolus by Neil Gaiman - £0.58 - 4/5 - 15pp
    A surprising good comic, produced in 24 hours.
  49. May 7th: D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton - Free - 4/5 - 206pp
    OK, but a bit depressing
  50. May 9th: The Royal Show by Anton Du Beke - £0.99 - 4/5 - 330pp
    OK, but a bit of an unsatisfactory ending
  51. May 12th: Exile's Honor by Mercedes Lackey - £0.73 - 5/5 - 345pp
    Very enjoyable
  52. May 14th: Exile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey - £0.73 - 5/5 - 315pp
    Very enjoyable
  53. May 15th: Take a Thief by Mercedes Lackey - £0.73 - 5/5 - 285pp
    Very enjoyable
  54. May 16th: The Undead by Brian Stableford - £0.96 - 3/5 - 320pp
    Unconvincing
  55. May 19th: Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch - £0.99 - 5/5 - 276pp
    Splendid modern urban fantasy police procedural
  56. May 21st: More New Arabian Nights by RL and F Stevenson - £0.02 - 2/5 - 203pp
    Convoluted improbable intertwined stories in stories. Not for me.
  57. May 25th: Birthright by Mike Resnick - £0.40 - 3/5 - 286pp
    Ridiculous future history
  58. May 27th: A Picture of Murder by T E Kinsey - £0.99 - 4/5 - 247pp
    The completely implausible mechanism for one part makes it 4/5
  59. May 28th: The Laughing Policeman by Sjöwall & Wahlöö - £0.99 - 4/5 - 212pp
    Very good police procedural
  60. May 31st: The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliffe - £1.09 - 5/5 - 227pp
    Excellent historical YA
  61. June 3rd: The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman - £0.99 - 4/5 - 298pp
    Enjoyable
  62. June 6th: The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman - £0.99 - 5/5 - 289pp
    Very enjoyable
  63. June 7th: Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb - £1.99 - 5/5 - 612pp
    Great
  64. June 10th: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - £3.99 - 5/5 - 689pp
    Great
  65. June 14th: Assassin's Fate by Robin Hobb - £1.99 - 5/5 - 872pp
    Satisfying Conclusion
  66. June 17th: The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross - £2.99 - 4/5 - 381pp
    Fun supernatural spy stuff
  67. June 21st: Flight of the Nighthawks by Raymond E. Feist - £4.30 - 5/5 - 299pp
    Excellent Fantasy
  68. June 24th: Into a Dark Realm by Raymond E. Feist - £5.57 - 5/5 - 275pp
    Ditto
  69. June 26th: Wrath of a Mad God by Raymond E. Feist - £4.20 - 5/5 - 366pp
    An excellent conclusion
  70. July 1st: The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross - £1.99 - 5/5 - 307pp
    Excellent modern magic/fantasy/eldritch horrors
  71. July 3rd: Hangman's Holiday by Dorothy L. Sayers - £0.67 - 5/5 - 169pp[INDENT]A good collection of shorts. Including some with Mr Egg.
  72. July 5th: Black and Blue by Ian Rankin - £0.99 - 5/5 - 417pp
    Good police detective stuff
  73. July 13th: Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon - £2.13 - 5/5 - 392pp
  74. July 15th: Into the Fire by Elizabeth Moon - £2.13 - 5/5 - 416pp
    Excellent sequel duology
  75. July 17th: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Free - 3/5 - 192pp
    A poor SF novel that has more attention than it merits
  76. July 26th: Xenowealth by Tobias S. Buckell - £1.49 - 5/5 - 158pp
    Excellent set of stories
  77. July 29th: The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff - £1.49 - 4/5 - 191pp
    Interesting adventure in Roman Britain
  78. August 1st: Tales from the New Worlds by Tobias S. Buckell - Free - 4/5 - 223pp
    Good collection of short stories
  79. August 5th: How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith - £3.54 - 4/5 - 183pp
    as expected
  80. August 7th: The Burning Issue of the Day by T E Kinsey - £0.99 - 5/5 - 243pp
    Great fun
  81. August 9th: The Hanging City by Charlie N. Holmberg - Free - 4/5 - 299pp
    A good fantasy/romance
  82. August 11th: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey - £1.33 - 5/5 - 278pp
  83. August 13th: Elite by Mercedes Lackey - £1.33 - 5/5 - 278pp
  84. August 14th: Apex by Mercedes Lackey - £1.33 - 5/5 - 278pp
    A most enjoyable post-apocalyptic magical fantasy
  85. August 17th: Death Before Facebook by Julie Smith - Free - 4/5 - 276pp
    Interesting murder with early internet use.
  86. August 19th: War of the Marionettes by Adam-Troy Castro - £0.40 - 5/5 - 291pp
    Good. I hope he does a collection of the shorter works.
  87. August 22nd: A Nice Class of Corpse by Simon Brett - £0.15 - 4/5 - 164pp
    Fun.
  88. August 24th: Mrs, Presumed Dead by Simon Brett - £0.12 - 5/5 - 186pp
    More Fun
  89. August 26th: Shaman's Crossing by Robin Hobb - £2.49 - 5/5 - 534pp
    Good story, separate universe from Assassins/Rain Wilds
  90. August 29th: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire - £0.55 - 5/5 - 346pp
    Excellent first book in urban fantasy series
  91. August 31st: The Quantum War by Derek Künsken - £0.99 - 5/5 - 329pp
    Great, but clearly needs a sequel.
  92. September 2nd: Hamnet by Maggie Farrell - £5.49 - 3/5 - 268pp
    Needed to decide if it was fantasy or not. Would have been better without the fantasy
  93. September 5th: Hands Down by Felix Francis - £0.99 - 5/5 - 294pp
    A new Sid Halley novel. Great.
  94. September 7th: A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire - £0.55 - 4/5 - 310pp
    Good, but our hero is a bit slow!
  95. September 8th: Pursuit of the Pankera by Robert A. Heinlein - £0.61 - 4/5 - 513pp
    Good, but I think the published version was probably better
  96. September 11th: A Fall of Stardust by Neil Gaiman - £0.58 - 4/5 - 15pp
    Short but sweet
  97. September 12th: The Problem at Pollensa Bay by Agatha Christie - £0.43 - 5/5 - 137pp
    Lovely collection of mystery short stories.
  98. September 13th: Stolen Dreams by Stacey Kennedy - £2.12 - 3/5 - 177pp
    Would have been better without the erotica
  99. September 13th: The Forge of God by Greg Bear - £1.93 - 3/5 - 403pp
    Read more like a film script than a novel
  100. September 16th: Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett - £0.99 - 4/5 - 246pp
    Early children's stories by Terry Pratchett. Show signs of Pratchett's brilliance.
  101. September 18th: An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire - £0.55 - 5/5 - 346pp
    Excellent. The series is realy getting into its stride now.
  102. September 19th: Vossoff and Nimmitz by Adam Troy-Castro - £0.61 - 4/5 - 176pp
    A fun linked set of short stories of villain and side-kick
  103. September 23rd: Clerical Errors by D. M. Greenwood - Free - 3/5 - 180pp
    Far too many coincidences, and I didn't like the characters
  104. September 24th: The House of Styx by Derek Künsken - £0.99 - 5/5 - 403pp
    Excellent historical backstory for Quantum Magician.
  105. September 30th: Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire - £0.55 - 5/5 - 312pp
    Excellent urban fantasy
  106. October 1st: Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse by David Mitchell - £0.99 - 3/5 - 399pp
    Only readable in small chunks
  107. October 8th: Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire - £0.55 - 5/5 - 319pp
    Excellent urban fantasy
  108. October 11th: Mrs Pargeter's Package Simon Brett - £0.12 - 4/5 - 177pp
    Fun in a light way.
  109. October 12th: The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes - £0.99 - 4/5 - 257pp
    A good story with Greek Myths in the background
  110. October 16th: Sunreach by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson - £0.99 - 5/5 - 140pp
  111. October 17th: ReDawn by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson - £1.50 - 5/5 - 172pp
  112. October 18th: Evershore by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson - £1.49 - 5/5 - 211pp
    Excellent filling in the story of what happened to other characters
  113. October 20th: One Last Heist by Lyndon Hardy - £3.27 - 4/5 - 299pp
    Enjoyable. But needs a little copy editing.
  114. October 22nd: Someday the Rabbi will Leave by Harry Kemelman - £0.99 - 5/5 - 224pp
    Most enjoyable
  115. October 23rd: Gallows Thief by Bernard Cornwall - £0.99 - 5/5 - 273pp
    Enjoyable post-Napoleonic adventure in London
  116. October 23rd: Project One by E. C. Tubb - Free - 3/5 - 122pp
    A collection. OK.
  117. October 25th: The Rise by Ian Rankin - Free - 4/5 - 57pp
    A good stand-alone short story mystery
  118. October 26th: The Village Healer's Book of Cures - Free - 1/5 - 238pp
    [ABANDONED]Unbelievable. Don't include fantasy in a historical.
  119. October 26th: Who are we Now? by Jason Cowley - £5.99 - 3/5 - 229pp
    Rather rambling anecdote-driven exploration of modern-day Englishness
  120. October 28th: Nerve by Dick Francis - £0.99 - 5/5 - 219pp
    Excellent
  121. October 30th: Skandar and the Unicorn Thiefby A. F. Steadman - £0.99 - 3/5 - 295pp
    OK, but the setup isn't well thought out enough.
  122. October 31st: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan - £0.99 - 5/5 - 747pp
    Excellent Epic fantasy
  123. November 10th: Mrs Pargeter's Pound of Flesh by Simon Brett - £0.12 - 4/5 - 178pp
    Slightly too cosy murder mystery
  124. November 11th: The Best of Tor.com 2012 by Tor.com - Free - 4/5 - 644pp
    A good collection of short stories.
  125. November 16th: The Hope that Kills by Ed James - Free - 3/5 - 268pp
    Police procedural good but unbelievable
  126. November 17th: The Mutant Season by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber - Free - 3/5 - 258pp
    OK, but didn't really go anywhere
  127. November 18th: Shogun by James Clavell - £0.99 - 4/5 - 1091pp
    An epic tale set in 1500s Japan
  128. November 24th-25th (during): The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams - £3.99 - 4/5 - 342pp
    A look at words and who uses them, against the backdrop of the compilation of the OED
  129. December 1st: Later Essays by R L Stephenson - £0.01 - 2/5 - 161pp
    [ABANDONED. Not for me.]
  130. December 2nd: Father Christmas's Fake Beard by Terry Pratchett - £0.99 - 5/5 - 103pp
    Early stuff, but surprisingly good.
  131. December 3rd: For Kicks by Dick Francis - £0.99 - 5/5 - 239pp
    Expected excellent horse-based thriller
  132. December 5th: Between the Stars by Eric Kotani & John Maddox Roberts - £3.00 - 4/5 - 191pp
    A light space opera
  133. December 7th: Charming Sharra by Lawrence Watt-Evans - £5.53 - 4/5 - 150pp
    An enjoyable light fantasy about a foolish person.
  134. December 8th: Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers - £1.33 - 5/5 - 291pp
    Enjoyable fun with Lord Peter Wimsey
  135. December 10th: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee - £0.33 - 2/5 - 190pp
    I have little sympathy for the idiot depicted.
  136. December 15th: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer/Nevill Coghill - £3.99 - 1/5 - 476
    Some of it is awful anti-semitic propaganda.
  137. December 16th: Season of the Raven by Denise Domning - Free - 4/5 - 181pp
    Good mystery set in 1100s England.
  138. December 18th: Season of the Fox by Denise Domning - Free - 4/5 - 142pp
    another good mystery.
  139. December 19th: Lost Innocents by Denise Domning - Free - 4/5 - 183pp
    another good mystery, no resolution to ongoing one.
  140. December 20th: The Final Toll by Denise Domning - £0.77 - 4/5 - 187pp
    another good mystery, no resolution to ongoing one.
  141. December 22nd: Caught Red Handed by Denise Domning - £0.77 - 3/5 - 176pp
    Disappointing supernatural element
  142. December 23rd: The Last Sherlock Homes Story by Michael Dibden - £2.84 - 5/5 - 168pp
    Brilliant
  143. December 24th: Sandman 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman - £1.99 - 5/5 - 236pp
    Brilliant story telling and universe building
  144. December 25th: Sandman 2: The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman - £1.99 - 5/5 - 224pp
    Brilliant story telling and universe building
  145. December 26th: Sandman 3: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman - £1.99 - 5/5 - 158pp
  146. December 27th: Sandman 4: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman - £1.99 - 5/5 - 219pp
  147. December 27th: Sandman 5: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman - £1.99 - 5/5 - 186pp
  148. December 27th: Sandman 6: Fables & Reflections by Neil Gaiman - £1.99 - 5/5 - 262pp
  149. December 28th: Sandman 7: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman - £2.99 - 5/5 - 249pp
  150. December 28th: Sandman 8: World's End by Neil Gaiman - £1.49 - 5/5 - 157pp
  151. December 28th: Sandman 9: The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman - £1.99 - 5/5 - 346pp
  152. December 29th: Sandman 10: The Wake by Neil Gaiman - £2.45 - 5/5 - 188pp
  153. December 29th: Sandman 11: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman - £1.99 - 5/5 - 153pp
  154. December 30th: Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman - £1.99 - 5/5 - 167pp
    Brilliant story telling and universe building
  155. December 31st: Any Way The Wind Blows by Seanan McGuire - Free - 4/5 - 19pp
    Fun Multiverse airship short story
  156. December 30th: The Cosmic Perspective by Brian Stableford - £1.35 - - 135pp

Books added to TBR

Freebies
  1. 18 February: Bad Lawyer (read)
  2. 16 April: The Invisible Library (read)
  3. 29th July: Tales from the New Worlds (read)
  4. 30th July: The Hanging City (read)
  5. 27th August: Any Way The Wind Blows (read)
  6. 23rd September: Clerical Errors (read)
  7. 25th October: The Rise (read)
  8. 25th October: The Village Healer's Book of Cures(abandoned)

Bought
  • January (3/£7.97): In The Frame, An Act of Foul Play, Dragonshadow
  • February (3/£3.57): The Kaiju Preservation Society, The Last Hero, The Nine Mile Walk
  • March (5/£5.94): High Stakes, The Best of Jerry Pournelle, Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes, Rhythm of War, Run Rose Run
  • April (3/£2.97): Driving Force, Master of Furies, The Secret Commonwealth
  • May (3/£2.97): Reflex, The Royal Show, Amongst Our Weapons
  • June (15/£17.89): The Masked City, The Burning Page, Fool's Quest, Nerve, For Kicks, Risk, Comeback, Longshot, Shattered, The Jennifer Morgue, Blood of Amber, Knight of Shadows, Prince of Chaos, Sign of Chaos, Trumps of Doom
  • July (10/£16.94): Ruth Galloway 2nd Omnibus (A Room Full of Bones, the Dying Fall, The Outcast Dead), Hunter Omnibus (Hunter, Elite, Apex), Cold Welcome, Into the Fire, Prelude to Foundation, Made in India
  • August (43/£22.65): Sunreach, A Song of Comfortable Chairs, The Lantern Men, The Pursuit of the Pankera, War of the Marionettes, Vossof and Minnitz, 8 Mrs Pargeters (A Nice Class of Corpse, Mrs, Presumed Dead, Mrs Pargeter's Package, Mrs Paregter's Pound of Flesh, Mrs Pargeter's Plot, Mrs Pargeter's Point of Honour, Mrs Pargeter's Principle, Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations), 26 by Seanan McGuire (Discount Armageddon, Midnight Blue-Light Special, Half-Off Ragnarok, Pocket Apocalypse, Chaos Choreography, Magic For Nothing, Tricks for Free, That Ain't Witchcraft, Imaginary Numbers, Calculated Risks, Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, Late Eclipses, One Salt Sea, Ashes of Honor, Chimes at Midnight, Full of Briars, The Winter Long, A Red-Rose Chain, Once Broken Faith, The Brightest Fell, Night and Silence, The Unkindest Tide, A Killing Frost, When Sorrows Come), 3 by Derek Künsken (Flight from the Ages, The Quantum War, The House of Styx)
  • September (11/£9.09): Hands Down, Hamnet, The Last Remains, Dragons at Crumbling Castle, The Warlock Unlocked, King Kobold revived, The Mars Girl/As Big as the Ritz, Advanced Mythology, A Phule And His Money, The Aethers of Mars, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse
  • October (19/£38.02): The Ghost Fields, Dishonesty is the Second-best policy, The Amber Fury, The Great Hunt, ReDawn, Evershore, One Last Heist, Sandman vol.1, Who Are We Now?, Skandar and the Unicorn Thief, Sandman vol.2, Sandman vol.3, Sandman vol.4, Sandman vol.5, Sandman vol.6, Sandman vol.9, Sandman vol.10, Sandman vol.11, Sandman Overture,
  • November (6/£11.97): Dead Lies Dreaming, Indexing: Reflections, Sandman Vol.7, Death: The High Cost of Living and Death: The Time of Your Life, The Dictionary of Lost Words
  • December (12/£21.68): Father Christmas's Fake Beard, Dream Hunters, Charming Sharra, Death: The Deluxe Edition, Godmersham Park, The Canterbury Tales, World's End, Dream Hunters Prose Edition, The Final Toll, Caught Red-Handed, The Lost Metal, Hercule Poirot's Silent Night


Analysis
TBR: 681
Books read: 155 (including 23 freebies, 0 re-reads, 5 abandoned)
Books otherwise removed from TBR pile: 7 (0 read previously, 5 discarded, 2 duplicates)

Books removed from TBR pile: 162
Books added to TBR pile: 140 (including 8 freebies, 4 omnibuses counted as 16)
Removed/Added: 1.12
Net reduction for 2023: 22

Non-free books read: 132 (including 0 re-read, 2 abandoned)
Total cost of books read: £200.24
Average cost of books read: £1.52

Non-free books bought: 133 (include 1 not added to TBR, 4 omnibuses counted as 16)
Total cost of books bought: £161.66
Average cost of books bought: £1.22


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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I've not been hitting my goals in the past few years, so I’ve decided it’s time for a new strategy. I’ve identified the two areas that are speaking to me right now, so I’m just going to see how it goes. The only fixed goal is to participate in the MR/StoryGraph challenge with the aim of reducing my GR WTR list. As always, I’ll set a benchmark of reading 120 books. (I don’t have a problem hitting this, so it’s not a goal per se.). Also as always, I’ll link to the GR account for my various themes as I’m too lazy to list books twice.

ETA: I did throw in a third topic, 19th century and earlier novels.

Ancient World

Mitteleuropa, i.e., Germany and Central Europe, 1900 to 1950.

Victorian (and earlier) Novels

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120 Books

Reduce GR WtR to 50

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Length Goals:
  • Total Books: 50 (stretch goal of 75) 22/50 - On Target
  • Total Pages: 15,000 (stretch of 20,000) - 6,917/15,000 - On Target
  • E-TBR Reduction: 25 - 8/25 - On Target
  • Read from Print-TBR: 10 - 8/10 - On Target

Substantive Goals:
  • Read at least 51% non-American authors - 42%/58% - Off Target
  • Read more female/nonbinary authors than male - 58%/42% - On Target
  • Read at least 52 short stories - 15/52 - On Target
  • Read at least 10 books across all our collections that are selected by my wife. - 3/10 - On Target

JANUARY 2023 WRAP UP:

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Books:
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Judge's House by George Simenon
  • The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Bellwhether by Connie Willis
  • The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952 by Charles M. Schulz
  • Jane Austen at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley
  • Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John Dower

Short Stories:
  • "The Student" by Anton Chekhov
  • "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
  • "Tobermory" by Saki
  • "The Path to the Cemetery" by Thomas Mann
  • "An Ocurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce
  • "The Truth About Owls" by Amal El-Mohtar
  • "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" by Flannery O'Connor
  • "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver
Books Selected by my Wife:
  • None this month, but I have already got two going for February!


FEBRUARY 2023 WRAP UP

Spoiler:
Books:
  • Princess Knight: New Omnibus Edition by Osamu Tezuka
  • The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka
  • Dimestore: A Writer's Life by Lee Smith
  • A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead
  • My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  • Into the Riverlands by Ngi Vo
  • Lab Girl by Dr. Hope Jahren
  • Rome West by Jonathan Hickman

Shorts:
  • "A Painfull Case" by James Joyce
  • "The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield (always also makes me think of The Hours)
  • "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty


MARCH 2023 WRAP UP

Books:
  • The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
  • The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott
  • Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Hugette Clark by Bill Deadman and Paul Clark Newell
  • Fire Watch by Connie Willis
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djeli Clark
  • To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (dropped)

Shorts:
  • "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker
  • "Exhalation" by Ted Chiang
  • "Wooden Feathers" by Ursula Vernon
  • "The Last Question" by Isaac Asimov
  • "The Fly" by Katherine Mansfield
  • "The Doves' Nest" by Katherine Mansfield

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I kept the 12,000 page goal that I had used the last couple years; it seems about right for my current needs. Like last year, I read a lot more short stories from podcasts and other audiobooks in general this year. I was way behind until August when I finally got on track by rereading several books. In October I had a long, solo, trip and managed to read three long books to wrap up my goal. I didn't even realize it till a few days later.


Page Goal:: Read 12,000 Pages in 2023.
Status as of December 31: 15,244 pages read, 65 books/short stories completed.



As usual, I like to look at what years I've been reading. I have completed books from 143 different years, 42 different years read this year of which 6 were new to me. I've included a couple different charts showing who they are distributed.
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The New Authors chart is also interesting - my "legacy" authors (authors I started reading before 2011) are holding steady at around 25% of the books I read. My "was new authors" (authors first read after 2011 but not this year) is slowly growing, and my "new authors" is slowly shrinking. Although this is by percentage - I've been between 45% and 60% since 2013 - so 3 really high years (>70%) then levelled off afterwards. This shows how quickly I'm finding new "favorite" authors and adding them to my group of "will re-read" and "must read" authors.
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The last chart I thought I'd include is a chart showing the percentage I read of several genres. As shown, I mostly read science fiction and fantasy (fairly even distribution) and then everything else is about 1/3 of what I read. It's been consistent this way since the first couple years I started tracking. Before I started tracking, I was probably 60% Fantasy, 30% Thrillers (like Clancy or WEB Griffin), and 10% everything else. I hadn't really gotten into Science Fiction yet.
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Totals
  • 2023 Books Read: 65
  • 2023 Pages Read: 15,244
  • 2023 Audio Books complete (total duration): 35 (134h 46m)
  • 2023 Books Abandoned or in progress: 6
  • Total books since 2011: 1,082
  • Total pages since 2011: 321,889
  • Total words since 2011: 93,793,673
  • Total hours since 2011: 38 days 10 hrs 2 min listened
Formats
  • Audio books: 35 books/short stories, 134 hrs 46 min listened
  • Library Books: 23, 98 hrs 47 min listened
Authors
  • New Authors: 26
  • Authors Read: 58
  • Total Authors Read since 2011: 497
Publication Dates
  • New Years Read: 6 (1846, 1866, 1909, 1914, 1928, 2023)
  • Years Read: 42
  • Total Years Read since 2011: 143
Miscellaneous
  • Most Read Genre: Science Fiction (19)
  • Number of Genres: 29
  • Most Read Author: Jim Butcher & Tom Clancy (5)
My favorite books from 2023 are listed here: link



Completed Books:

Novels/Novellas (>50 pages)
Short Stories (< 50 pages)
Audiobooks
  • DUST (Silo 3) - Hugh Howey
  • The Long Earth (Long Earth 1) - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter - Read by Michael Fenton Stevens
  • The Foster Portfolio - Kurt Vonnegut - Read by LeVar Burton
  • Without Fail (Jack Reacher 6) - Lee Child
  • Wok Hei St - Guan Un - Read by LeVar Burton (Link)
  • The Lost Metal (Mistborn 7) - Brandon Sanderson
  • First Aid for Dora - P.G. Wodehouse - Read by B.J. Harrison
  • The Lady of the Yellow-Painted Library - Tobi Ogundiran - Read by LeVar Burton
  • The Golden Hour - Jeffrey Ford - Read by LeVar Burton
  • Mister Dawn, How Can You Be So Cruel? - Violet Allen - Read by LeVar Burton (Link)
  • The Destination Star - Gregory Marlow - Read by LeVar Burton (Link)
  • D.P. - Kurt Vonnegut - Read by LeVar Burton
  • The Stainless Steel Rat - Harry Harrison
  • The Last Orphan (Orphan X 8) - Gregg Hurwitz
  • An Equal Share of the Bone - Karen Osborne - Read by LeVar Burton (Link)
  • Tales from Earthsea (Earthsea 4.5) - Ursula K. Le Guin - Read by Jenny Sterlin
  • The I-5 Killer - Ann Rule - Read by Andy Stack
  • What if? 2 - Randall Munroe - Read by Wil Wheaton
  • Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes - Rob Wilkins
  • Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey - Read by B.J. Harrison
  • The Derelict - William Hope Hodgson - Read by B.J. Harrison
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Narnia 1) - C.S. Lewis - Read by Michael York
  • Kangaroo Too (Kangaroo 2) - Curtis C. Chen - Read by P.J. Ochlan
  • The Crystal Cave (Merlin 1) - Mary Stewart - Read by Derek Perkins
  • On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington 1) - David Weber
  • The Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington 2) - David Weber
  • The Treasure in the Forest - H.G. Wells - Read by B.J. Harrison (Link)
  • Araby - James Joyce - Read by B.J. Harrison (Link)
  • The Call of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovecraft - Read by Full cast (Link)
  • The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington 3) - David Weber
  • The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan 4) - Tom Clancy
  • The Names of the Dead - Kevin Wignall
  • Contact Procedures - R. Meacker (Link)
  • Oath of Gold (Paksenarrion 3) - Elizabeth Moon
  • Let's Get Together - Isaac Asimov - Read by B.J. Harrison
  • Without Remorse (Jack Ryan 1) - Tom Clancy
  • The Signal Man - Charles Dickens - Read by B.J. Harrison
  • Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan 6) - Tom Clancy
  • Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles 1) - Patricia Wrede - Read by Full cast
  • The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe - Read by B.J. Harrison
  • All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries 1) - Martha Wells
  • The Tin Man - Lilliam Rivera - Read by LeVar Burton
  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse 1) - Dennis E. Taylor
  • Mr. McCaslin - Peter S. Beagle - Read by LeVar Burton
  • The Monkey's Paw - W.W. Jacobs - Read by BJ Harrison
  • Warriorborn (Cinder Spires 1.5) - Jim Butcher
  • The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan 7) - Tom Clancy
  • Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles 2) - Patricia Wrede - Read by Full cast
  • Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera 1) - Jim Butcher
  • Debt of Honor (Jack Ryan 8) - Tom Clancy
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Narnia 3) - C.S. Lewis - Read by Derek Jacobi
  • Dark One: Forgotten - Dan Wells - Read by Full Cast
  • The Law (Dresden 17.4) - Jim Butcher
  • Wayward Galaxy (Wayward Galaxy 1) - Jason Anspach & J.N. Chaney
  • The Cold Equations - Tom Godwin (Link)
  • Wooden Feathers - Ursula Vernon (Link)
  • Valor's Choice (Confederation 1) - Tanya Huff - Read by Marguerite Gavin
  • Working for Bigfoot (Dresden 11.5) - Jim Butcher - Read by James Marsters
  • Christmas in Red Butte - Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read by B.J. Harrison
  • The Caballero's Way - O. Henry - Read by B.J. Harrison - Note: This is not included in the charts. It made very little difference and I didn't want to re-build them.
Books in progress:
  • The Olympian Affair (Cinder Spires 2) - Jim Butcher


My lists: 2024 - 2023 - 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011
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** last updated December 5, 2023 ***

FORMAT - Full Year to Date
Audio: 65 (0%)
E-Book: 186
Paperback: 19 (0%)
Hardcover: 1 (0%)


Read per acquired:
PURCHASED - 125
FREE OR SUBSCRIPTION - 137

Goals for books/types
Total Book Goal: 250 (Success), Audio: 20, 50 Physical Books (Failed on Physical)
Clear more out of book closet / storage - 10 (Failed)
Read at least three KU a month, Read at least six library books (Success)
Reduce Spending (Failed)

Books Read: 0
Spoiler:
  • Re-Reads: 75
  • Store Sources of READ Books: Amazon: 122; Used Bookstore 12; Audible 50, Library 59, Library Sale 2, Internet 2, Other 1


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RATING SYSTEM - Star System
1 (0%), 2 (0%), 3 (0%), 4 (0%), 5 (0%)



GENERAL READING STAT TRACKING
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Time Period: Contemporary 239, Historical 13, Retro 13, Future 4
Author Gender - Female 142, Male, 126, Both 0
Country Settings - 211 United States, 4 Canada, 17 United Kingdom, 2 Australia, 1 Korea, 1 China, 1 Brazil, 1 Mexico, 1 Sweden, 3 Switzerland, 1 Scotland, 2 Egypt
Space - 4, Ocean - 1
Age Group - Adult 242, Middle Grade 5, YA 21


Primary Genre Breakdown
Fantasy - 55; Fiction Other - 11, Gothic 2, Horror 54, Mystery 85, Non Fiction 7, Romance 55, Science Fiction 3

Sub-Genre Breakdown:
Fantasy: High 5; Urban 47; Fairy Tale 0
Fiction-Other: Literary Drama 3; Superhero 4; Dystopian/Utopia 2
Romance: Rom Suspense 1, Paranormal 51, Erotica 1, General 2
Non-Ifction - Bio 2, Interest Topic 2, True Crime 2, Cookbook 3
Horror; Gothic 3, Supernatural 24, Psychological 5, Slasher and Splatter 3, Creature feature 7, Southern/Folk 1, Cosmic 5, General 6
Mystery ; Cozy 9, Hard Boiled and/or Noir 27, Thriller 27, Procedural 6, Traditional 3, Crime 1

Creature *1 per book, main creature* (only for certain books where this applies)[/U][/B]

Alien 2, Animal 4, Demon 14, Dragon 1, Ghosts 25, Magic 30, Monster 8, Mythology 1, Necromancer 1, Other 14, Psychic 2, Serial Killer 18, Shapeshifter 17, Superhero 4, Vampire 19, Zombie 1





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RANDOM GOALS

Read more Valancourt. Many available at Ohio library --- SUCCESS
Read more water and space themed settings - Halfway Finished

Author-Specific Goals
Read Robin Cook books to see if they are keepers and ratings/reviews 0/2 - FAIL
Read more Michael Crichton 0/2 - FAIL
Read more Christopher Pike that is unread or re-reads - SEMI DONE
Continue Agatha Christie project - FAIL
Read more Dean Koontz collection 0/3 - SEMI
Continue Stephen King Re-reads and Dark Tower Re-Reads - SEMI
Continue Lincoln & Child Pendergast series of currently owned - SEMI
Continue Perry Mason Goals - SUCCESS
Read at least 1 Stuart Woods to sample, increase goal to other owned books if enjoy - FAIL
Continue Jonathan Kellerman Goals with Alex Delaware series - no set number goal - SUCCESS

Genre-Specific Goals
Read more mysteries on shelf in physical - SEMI
Read more of Gothic shelf - FAIL
Catch up on nonfiction and memoirs physical - FAIL
Read and clear more physical romances from shelves - FAIL
Read and clear book closet storage - FAIL

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1) Star Force volume thirteen succession by Jyr
2) Lottery King volume five Lottery King 5 by Eric Vall
3) Star Force volume fourteen Zen'Zat by Jyr
4) Apocalypse Pirates volume two Apocalypse Pirates 2 by Eric Vall
5) King of Superheroes volume one King of Superheroes by Eric Vall
6) Star Force volume fifteen Colonization by Jyr
7) Star Force volume sixteen Canderous by Jyr
8) Star Force volume seventeen Intimidation by Jyr
9) Star Force volume eighteen Counter Strike by Jyr
10) Star Force volume nineteen Benefactor by Jyr
11) Star Force volume twenty Melee by Jyr
12) Star Force volume twenty-one Allegiance by Jyr
13) Star Force volume twenty-two Augmentation by Jyr
14) Star Force volume twenty-three Backstab by Jyr
15) Star Force volume twenty-four Origin by Jyr
16) Hunter Legacy Second Edition volume one Hero at Large by Timothy Ellis
17) Dream Master by Logan Jacobs
18) Star Force volume twenty-five foothold by Jyr
19) Star Force volume twenty six Death Knell by Timothy Ellis
20) Star Force volume twenty Seven Assentation by Jyr
21) Star Force volume twenty-eight Insurrection by Jyr
22) Looting the thirteenth Floor volume five Looting the thirteenth floor 5 by Eric Vall
23) Star Force volume twenty-nine Psionics by Jyr
24) Star Force volume thirty Re-Calibration by jyr
25) Summoner School volume four Summoner School 4 by Eric Vall.
26) Star Force volume thirty Re-Calibration by Jyr
27) Monster Girl Mayhem volume one Monster Girl Mayhem by Eric Vall
28) Star Force volume thirty-one Aquatics by Jyr
29) Star Force volume thirty-two master mind by Jyr
30) Time Pirate volume one Time Pirate by Eric Vall
31) Star Force volume thirty-three Aquatics by Jyr
32) Star Force volume thirty-four Mastermind by Jyr
33) Star Force volume thirty-five paradigm by Jyr
34) Magic Girls of the Multiverse Inn volume one Magic Girls of the Multiverse Inn by Eric Vall
35) Welcome to Heathen Row volume one Welcome to Heathen Row by Logan Jacobs
36) Star Force volume thirty-six Knighthood by Jyr
37) Noah Wolf volume twenty-one Alpha by David Archer
38) Sean Wyatt volume twenty-three by Ernest Depsey
39) Suimmoner School volume five Summoner School 5 by Eric Vall
40) Looting the 13th floor volume five Lotting the 13th Floor 5 by Eric Vall
41) Star Force Volume thirty seven by Jyr
42) Star Force volume thirty eight by Jyr
43) Star Force volume thirty nine by Jyr
44) Star Force volume fourty Commando by Jyr
45) King of Superheros volume two King of Super Heros 2 by Eric Vall
46) Star Force volume fourty one upgrades by Jyr
47) Lottery King volume six Lottery King 6 by Eric Vall
48) Star Force volume fourty two upgrades by Jyr
49) The Extractor volume nine Collision Course by Mike Ryan
50) How to Hunt Ghosts and Get Girls volume one How to Hunt Ghosts and get Girls by Eric Vall
51) Apocalypse Pirates volume three Apocalypse Pirates 3 - by Eric Vall
52) Raw volume one Raw by Misty Vixin
53) Princess or Three in Distress volume one a Man's World by Marcus Sloss
54) The Extractor volume nine Collision Course by Mike Ryan
55) Lottery King volume 6 Lottery King 6 by Eric Vall

Passing my goals now eight months early. New goal line is set at one hundred books, let's see how I fare:

56) Backyard Dungeon vollume ten Backyard Dungeon 10 by Eric Vall
57) Appocolypse Pirates volume three Apocolpypse Pirates 3 by Eric Vall
58) Raw volume one Raw by Misty Vixen
59) Raw volume two Raw II by Misty Vixen
60) Relic Runner volume two Two Nights in Mumbai by Ernest Dempsry
61) Dream Master volume two Dream Master 2 by Eric Vall
62) Country Mage volume one Country Mage by Jack Bryce
63) Country Mage volume two Country Mage 2: A clice of Life HaremLit by Jack Bryce
64) Country Mage volume three Country Mage 3 by Jack Bryce
65) Girls of the Multiverse in volume two Girls of the Multiverse inn 2 by Eric Vall
66) Country Mage volume four Country Mage 4: A slice of Life HaremLit Adventure by Jack Bryce
67) Country Mage volume five Country Mage 5: A slice of Life HaremLit Adventure by Jack Bryce
68) Country Mage volume six Country Mage 6: A slice of Life HaremLit Adventure by Jack Bryce
69) Time Pirate volume two Time Pirate two by Eric Vall
70) Summoner School volume six summoner School 6 by Eric Vall
71) Monster Girl Mayhem volume two Monster Girl Mayhem 2 by Eric Vall
72) Country Mage volume seven: A slice of life HaremLit Adventure by Jack Bryce
73) Sam Reiley volume one the Last Airship by Christopher Cartwright
74) Sam Reiley volume two the Mahogany Ship by Christopher Cartwright
75) Lottery King bolume seven Lottery King 7 by Eric Vall
76) Arise my minions volume one Arise my minions by Logan Jacobs
77) Aychrisi Soladity by Phil Aerix
78) Arise my minions volume one Arise my minions by Jacob Logan
79) Sam Reilly volume four Rogue Wave by Christopher Cartwright and Kris Densley
80) King of Superheros volume three King of Superheros 3 by Eric Vall
81) Country Mage volume eight Country Mage:A Slice of Life HaremLit Fantasy Adventure by Jack Bryce
82) Sam Reilly volume five the Cassidy Project by Christopher Cartwright and Kris Densley
83) Adam and His Eves volume one Adam and His Eves by Eric Vall
84) Adam and His Eves volume two Adam and His Eves 2 by Eric Vall
85) Appocolypse Pirates volume four Appocolypse Pirates 4 by Logan Jacobs
86) Sam Riely volume six the Nostrandmus Equation by Christopher Cartwright
87) Sam Riely volume seven The Third Temple by Christopher Cartwright
88) Sam Riely volume eight the Alaskan Portal by Christopher Cartwright
89) Deamon DIY volume two Deamon DIY 2 by Gwen Grayson and Kirk Mason
90) Deamon DIY volume three Deamon DIY 3 by Gewen Grayson and Kirk Manson
91) Harry Baur volume one Dead of the Night by Blake Banner
92) Country Mage volume nine: a Fantasy Slice of Life Harem Lit by Jack Bryce
93) Hary Baur volume two Dying Breath by Blake Banner
94) Looting the thirteenth Floor volume sevenLooting the thirteenth floor seven by Eric Vall
95) Harry Baur volume three Eisenstat Briefing by Blake Banner
96) Harry Baur volume four Quantum Kill by Blake Banner
97) Harry Baur volume five Immortal Hate by Blake Banner
98) There is a cat girl in my cubical:A Slice of Life office Adventure volume one There is a cat girl in my cubical by Austin Beck
99) Country Mage volume ten Country Mage 10:A fantasy Slice of Life Harem Lit by Jack Bryce
100) Apocalypse Pirates volume five Apocalypse Pirates 5 by Eric Vall

I got to the second finish lines, three months early so I will put the third goal line at the 2021 goal lines, one hundred thirty, don't imagine that I will make it that far, however since I have made it through two goal lines already, making the third doesn't really matter that much.

101) Lottery King volume eight Lottery King 8 by Eric Vall
102) Dream Master volume three Dream Master 3 by Eric Vall
103) Summoner School volume five Summoner School 5 by Eric Vall
104) Adam and his Eves by Logan Jacobs
105) Adam and his Eves volume two Adam and his eves 2 by Logan Jacobs
106) Adam and his eves volume three Adam and his eves 3 by Logan Jacobs
107) Frontier Summoner volume one Frontier Summoner by Jack Bryce
108) ink Warriors volume one Ink Warriors by Logan Jacobs
109) Page Keepers volume one Page Keepers by Dante King
110) The Breader volume one Hometown Hero by BA Oliver
111) Frontier Summoner volume two Frontier Summoner 2 by Jack Bryce
112) Brew Master volume one Brew Master by Logan Jacobs

I am four books away from where I wound up 2021

Balance Brought forward = $48

December

Star Force volume fourteen ZenZat by Jyr - $8 - total $56
Lottery King volume five Lottery King 5 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $64
King of Superheroes volume one King of Superheroes by Eric Vall - $8 - total $72
Star Force volume fifteen Colonization by Jyr - $8 - total $79
Apocalypse Pirates volume two Apocalypse Pirates 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $87
Star Force volume sixteen Canderous by Jyr - $8 - total $95
Back Yard Dungeon volume nine Backyard Dungeon 9 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $103
Star Force volume nineteen Benefactor by Jyr = $8 - total $111
Star Force volume seventeen Intimidation by Jyr - $8 - total $119
Star Force volume eighteen counter strike by Jyr - $8 - total $127
Silence Jones Action Thriller Series volume one The Suppressor by Erick Carter - $13 - total $140
Star Force volume twenty Melee by Jyr - $8 - total $135
Star Force twenty-one Algence by Jyr - $8 - total 143
Star Force twenty-two Augmentation by Jyr - $8 - total $151
Star Force twenty-three Origin by Jyr - $8 - total $159
Star Force volume twenty-five foothold by Jyr - $8 - total $167
Hunter Legacy Second Edition volume one Hero at Large by Timoth Ellis - $15 - total $182
Hunter Legacy volume eight Hero to the Rescue by Timothy Ellis - $15 - total $197

January

Hunter Legacy volume nine Hero to the Rescue by Timothy Ellis - $15 - total $8
Star Force volume twenty-five foothold by Jyr - $8 - total $16
Star Force volume twenty-six Death Knell by Jyr - $8 - total $24
Star Force volume twenty-seven Ascension by Jyr - $8 - total $32
Hunter Legacy volume ten Hero at the Gates by Timothy Ellis - $15 - total $47
Star Force volume twenty-eight Insurrection by Jyr - $8 - total $55
Star Force volume twenty-nine Psionics by Jyr - $8 - total $64
Star Force volume thirty Re-calibration by Jyr - $8 - total $72
Star Force volume thirty-one Acquatics by Jyr - $8 - total $80
Summoner School volume four Summoner School 4 by Eric Vsll $8 - total $88
Monster Girl Mayhem volume one Monster Girl Mayhem by Logan Jacobs $8 - total $96
Pocket Dungeon volume two Pocket Dungeon 3 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $104
Fantasy World Mob Boss volume one Fantasy World Mob Boss by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $112

February

Hunter Legacy volume ten Hero at the Gates by Timothy Ellis - $15 - total $15
Star Force volume thirty-two Mastermind by Jyr - $8 - total $23
Star Force volume thirty-three Eviction by Jyr - $8 - total $31
Hunter Legacy volume twelve Home is where the Hero is by Timothy Elis - $25 - total $56
Time Pirate volume one Time Pirate by Eric Vall - $8 - total $64
Fantasy Mafia Boss volume one Fantasy Mafia Boss by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $72
Sean Wyat volume twenty-two Poseidon's Furry by Ernest Dempsey - $15 - total $87
Magic Girls of Multiverse Inn volume one Magic Girls of Multiverse Inn by Eric Vall - $8 - total $95
Star Force volume thirty-three Eviction by Jyr - $8 - total $103
Star force volume thirty-four Deceit by Jyr - $8 - total $111
Star Force volume thity-five Paradigm by Jyr - $8 - total $119
Star Force volume thirty-six Knighthood by Jyr - $8 - total $127
Star Force volume thirt-seven Scruples by Jyr - $8 - total $135
Noah Wolf volume twenty-one Alpha by David Archer - $15 - total $150
Star Force thirty-seven Scruples by Jyr - $8 - total $158
Star Force volume thirty-eight Termination by Jyr - $8 - total $166

March

Star Force 38 - Termination by Jyr - $8 - total $8
Looting the thirteenth Floor volume five by Eric Vall - $8 - total $16
Star Force volume thirty-nine Unification by Jyr - $8 - total $24
Star Force volume fourty Commando by Jyr - $8 - total $32
How to Hunt Ghosts and Get Girls volume one How to Hunt Ghosts and Get Girls by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $40
The Hunter Legacy volume twelve Home is where the Hero is by Timothy Ellis - $25 - total $65
King of Superheros volume two King of Superheros 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $73
Star Force volume fourty one Upgrades by Jyr - $8 - total $81
Lottery King volume six Lottery King 6 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $89

April

Star Force volume forty one upgrades by Jyr - $8 - total $8
Fantasy/world Mob Boss volume two Fantasy World Mob Boss 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $16
Apocalypse Pirates volume three Apocalypse Pirates 3 - by Eric Vall - $8 - total $24
Star Force volume fourty-one upgrades by Jyr - $8 - total $32
A Princess or Three in Distress volume one A Man's World: An Asekai Harem Fantasy by Marcus Sloss - $15 - total $47
Star Force volume fourty two Consensus by Jyr - $8 - total $55
The Extractor volume nine Collision Course by Mike Ryan - $12 - total $67
Lottery King volume six Lottery King 6 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $75
Backyard Dungeon volume ten Backyard Dungeon 10 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $83
Appocolypse Pirates volume three Apoicolypse Pirates 3 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $91
Raw by Misty Vixen - $8 - total $99
Raw volume two Raw 2 - by Misty Vixen - $8 - total $107
Relic Runners volume two Two Nights in Mumbai by Kevin Tumilson - $20 - $127
Peter Black volume one Burden of the Assasin by David Archer - $8- total $135
Dream Master volume two Dream Master 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $143
Relic Runners volume two Two Nights in Mumbai by Ernest Dempsey - $20 - total $163
Jim Ryker volume one The Backup Plan by Nick Thacker and Kevin Tummilson - $17 - total $180
Relic Runners volume three Country Roads by Ernest Dempsey - $20 - $200
Magic Girls of the Multiverse Inn volume two Magic Girls of the Multiverse Inn 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $208

May

Relic Runners volume two Country Roads by Ernest Dempsey - $20 - total $20
Magic Girls of the Multiverse Inn volume two Magic Girls of the Multiverse Inn 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $28
Country Mage volume one Country Mage by Jack Bryce $15 - total $43
Country Mage volume two Country Mage 2: A Slice of Life HaremLit adventure by Jack Bryce - $15 - total - $58
Country Mage volume three Country Mage 3: A Slice of Life Haremlit adventure by Jack Bryce - $15 - total $63
Country Mage volume four Country Mage 4: A Slice of Life HaremLit adventure by Jack Bryce - $15 - total $78
Looting the thirteenth Floor volume six Lotting the thirteenth floor 6 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $86
Country Mage volume five Country Mage 5: A slice of Life HaremLit adventure by Jack Bryce - $15 - total $101
Country Mage volume six Country Mage 6: A Slice of Life HaremLit Adventure by Jack Bryce - $15 - total $116
Isekai Harem volume one Monster Girl by Julie Law - $8 - total $124
Summoner School volume six summoner School 6 by Eric Vall $8 - total $132
Monster Girl Mayhem volume two Monster Girl Mayhem 2 by Jacob Logan - $8 - total $140
Monster Girl volume one Monster Girl by Julie Law - $8 - total $148
Adam and His Eves by Logan Jacobs - $8- total $156
Monster Girls Mayhem volume two Monster Girls Mayhem 2 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $8 - total $164
Country Mage volume seven Country Mage 7: A Slice of Life Harem Adventure litterature - by Jack Bryce - $8 - total $172
Realm Master volume one Realm Master 1 by Dante King $8 - total $180
Deck of Destiny volume one Deck of Destiny by Dante King - $8 - total $188

June

Adam and His Eves by Logan Jacobs - $8- total $16
Realm Master volume one Realm Master 1 by Dante King $8 - total $24
Deck of Destiny volume one Deck of Destiny by Dante King - $8 - total $32
Aycrischi Soldarity volume one Priestess: A monster Girl Harem Fantasy Adventure by Phil Aerix - $16 - total $48
Ream Master volume two Realms Master 2:The Last Summoner by Dante King - $8 - total $56
Country Mage volume seven Country Mage 7 a slice of Life Harem Adventure Lit by Jack Bryce - $15- total $71
Sam Riley volume one The Last Airship by Christopher Cartwright - $10 - total $81
Elidon Master volume one Elidon Master by Eric Vall - $8 - total $88
Lottery King volume seven Lottery King 7 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $96
Sam Riley volume two The Mahogany Ship by Christopher Cartwright - $10 - total $106
Sam Riley volume three the Atlantis Stolen by Christopher Cartwright - $10 - total $116
Aycrishi Soldatity volume two Warrior by Phil Aerix - $16 - $132
Rise, my mions volume one Rise, my minions by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $140
Sam Riely volume three Rogue Wave by Christopher Cartwright - $10 - total $150
Country Mage volume 8 Country Mage eight: A Slice of Life by Jack Bryce - $8 - total $158

July

Country Mage: A Slice of Life Harem Action Adventure volume eight Country Mage 8 by Jack Bryce - $8 - total $8
Sam Reiley volume three Rogue Wave by Christopher Cartwright - $10 - total $18
Sam Rilley volume five The Cassidy Project by Christopher Cartwright and Kris Dersley - $10 - total $28
Aycrshi Soladity volume two Warrior by Phil Aerix - $16 - total $42
Silence Jones Action Thriller Series volume one The Suppressor by Erick Carter - $13 - total $55
Sam Rielly volume six The Nostradamus Equation by Christopher Cartwright - $11 - total $66
The Lost Succumbus King volume one Soul Eaters: A HaremLit Slice of Life Fantasy for Men by Troy Maverick - $20 - $86
Sam Rielly volume seven The Third Temple by Christopher Carwright - 11 - total $97
Adam and His Eves volume two Adam and His Eves 2 by Eric Vall $8 - total $105
Apocolypse Pirates volume four Apocolypse Pirates 4 by Eric Vall $8 - total $113
Sam Rielly volume eight The Aleutian Portal by Christopher Cartwright - $10 - total $123
Magic Girls of the Multiverse Inn volume three Magic Girls of the Multiverse Inn 3 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $131
Mastering Magic volume one Mastering Magic: Urban Fantasy Slice of Life by Kirk Manson - $15 total $146
Deamon DIY: Paranormal Fantasy Slice of Life volume one Deamon DIY:Paranomal Slice of Life by Gwen Grayson and Kirk Manson - $15 - total $161
Deamon DIY 2: Paranormal Fantasy Slice of Life volume two Deamon DIY2: Paranomral Slice of Life by Gewen Grayson and Kirk Manson - $15 - total $176
Sam Riely volume nine Code to Extinction by Christopher Cartwright - $10 - total $186
Deamon DIY3: Paranormal Fantasy Slice of Life volume three Deamon DIY 3:Paranomal Slice of Life by Gewen Grayson and Kirk Manson - $15 - total $202
Rex Dalton volume one Remoresless by JC Ryan - $20 - total $222
Hary Baur volume one Dead of the Night by Hary Baur $13 - total $235

August

Sam Riely volume nine Code to Extinction by Christopher Cartwright - $10 - total $10
Tanner volume eighteen Manhattan Hit man by Remmington Kane - $10 - $20
Looting the thirteenth Floor volume seven Looting the thirteenth Floor 7 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $28
Country Mage volume nine Country Mage 9: A Slice of Life Harem Lit Fantasy Adventure by Jack Bryce - $8 - total $37
Hary Baur volume one Dead of the Night by Blake Banner $13 - total $50
Hary Baur volume two Dying Breath by Blake Banner - $13 - total $63
Monster Girls Mayhem volume three Monster Girls Mayhem 3 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $71
Hary Baur volume three Eisenstat Briefing by Blake Banner - $13 - total $84
Satan's Sorority Girls volume one Satan's Sorority Girls by Eric Vall - $8 - total $92
Hary Baur volume four Quantum Kill by Blake Banner - $13 - total $105
Hary Baur volume five Immortal Hate by Blake Banner - $13 - total $118
Tobins War volume one Tobin's War: Dead Sea Submarine by Alan Caillou - $13 - total $131
Dashing Devil volume one Dashing Devil: A Superhero Harem Adventure by GD Brooks - $8 - total $139.
Hary Baur volume six Silent Blade by Blake Banner - $13 - total $152
There is a cat girl in my cublical:A slice of Life Office Adventure by Austin Beck - $10 - total $162
Country Mage volume ten Country Mage 10 final slice of life fantasy by Jack Bryce - $8 - total $167
Xavier Green volume one Tears of the Dragon by Ryan Mc Ginnis - $10 - total $177

September

Harry Baur volume seven LA: Wild Justice by Blake Banner - $13 - total $13
Apocalypse Pirates volume five Apocalypse Pirates 5 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $21
Xavier Green volume one Tears of the Dragon by Ryan Mc Ginnis - $10 - total $23
Harry Baur volume eight Breath of Hell by Blake Banner - $8 - total $31
Harry Fox volume one the Autherian Relic by Andrew Clawson - $15 - total $46
Summoner School volume five Summoner School 5 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $54
Adam and his Eves volume three Adam and his Eves by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $62
Time Pirates volume three Time Pirates 3 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $70
Harry Baur 10 Shadow of UpChacka by Blake Banner - $13 - total $83

October

Harry Baur volume eleven Sweet Razor Cut by Blake Banner - 13 - total $13
Jack Nobel volume two A deadly Distance by by LT Ryan - $20 - total $33
Frontier Summoner by Jack Bryce - $8 - total $8 - total $41
The Extractor volume nine Collision Course - $11 - total $52
Magic Girls of the Multiuniverse inn volume four Magic Girls of the Multiuniverse inn 4 - by Eric Vall - $8 - total $60
Ink Warriors volume one Ink Warriors by Logan Jacobs - $ 8 - total $68
The Breeder volume one Hometown Hero by BA Oliver - $8 - total $76
Page Keeper volume one Page Keeper by Dante King - $8 - total $84

November

The Extractor volume ten Fatal Connection by Mike Ryan - $8 - total $8
Satans Sororty Girls volume three Satan's Sorority Girl's 3 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $16
Lottery King volume nine Lottery King nine by Eric Vall - $8 - total $24
Page Keeper volume two Page Keeper 2 by Dante King - $8 0 total $32
Wolfgang Pierce volume ten That time in Hong Kong by Logan Ryles - $10 - total $42
Brew Master volume one Brew Master by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $50
Frontier Summoner volume two Froniteer Sumoner 2 by Jack Bryce - $8 - total $58
Adam and His Eves volume four Adam and His Eves 4 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $66
Culinary King volume one Culinary King by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $74
Quantum Wrath volume one Quantumn Wrath by Eric Vall - $8 - total $82

December

Order of the Deamon Hunters volume one Order of the Deamon Hunters by Eric Vall - $8 - total $8
Appocolyps Pirates volume five Appocolyps Pirates 5 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $16
Page Keeper volume two Page Keeper 2 by Dante Kline - $8 - total $22
Page Keeper volume three Page Keeper 3 by Dante Kline - $8 - total $30
Culinary King volume one Culinary King by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $28
Hary Baur volume 12 Blood on the Innocent by Blak Banner - $15 - $43

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Bought: 65
Borrowed: 8
Free: 29

Read: 65 - COMPLETE (BRONZE)
Discarded/Expired: 0

Books read:
1. Classic Game Covers - Mike Winterbauer (f) - 121
2. The Ruin of Kings - Jenn Lyons (k) - 686
3. The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman (p) - 420
4. Kingdoms at War - Lindsay Buroker (k) - 521
5. Shelter - Dave Hutchinson (k) - 342
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6. Babel - R F Kuang (k) - 542
7. The Jewels of Aptor - Samuel R Delany (p) - 159
8. Malice - Keigo Higashino (p) - 313
9. Critical Hits (anthology) - Zoe Jellicoe (ed) (e) - 134
10. Blood Song - Anthony Ryan (k) - 576
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11. A Desolation Called Peace - Arkady Martine (p) - 480
12. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater (k) - 464
13. Before Mars - Emma Newman (k) - 338
14. Isha's Lament (novella) - Thomas Parrott (e) - 85
15. And Away... - Bob Mortimer (e) - 229
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16. The Shadow of Saganami - David Weber (e) - 728
17. The Golden Enclaves - Naomi Novik (k) - 402
18. Requiem for a Wren - Nevil Shute (p) - 253
19. The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson (k) - 325
20. Designers & Dragons: The '80s - Shannon Appelcline (f) - 358
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21. Alif the Unseen - G Willow Wilson (k) - 432
22. He Who Fights with Monsters 2 - Shirtaloon/Travis Deverell (k) - 820
23. The Decagon House Murders - Yukito Ayatsuji (k) - 227
24. A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan (k) - 334
25. Acceptance - Jeff VanderMeer (k) - 338
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26. The Story of the ZX Spectrum in Pixels - Chris Wilkins (f) - 233
27. Magic's Price - Mercedes Lackey (k) - 333
28. Meantime - Frankie Boyle (k) - 353
29. Strong Female Character - Fern Brady (k) - 284
30. Uncanny Collateral - Brian McClellan (k) - 145
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31. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell (k) - 529
32. Blood of Assassins - RJ Barker (k) - 389
33. Children of Memory - Adrian Tchaikovsky (k) - 480
34. Can I Have My Ball Back? - Richard Herring (k) - 293
35. The Honjin Murders - Seishi Yokomizo (k) - 189
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36. The Steerswoman - Rosemary Kirstein (k) - 243
37. Terminal World - Alastair Reynolds (k) - 487
38. Thank You for the Days - Mark Radcliffe (k) - 320
39. The Mystery of the Yellow Room - Gaston Leroux (e) - 199
40. Jews Don’t Count - David Baddiel (k) - 131
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41. Nettle and Bone - T Kingfisher (k) - 240
42. The Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino (k) - 379
43. She Who Became the Sun - Shelley Parker-Chan (k) - 410
44. The Spare Man - Mary Robinette Kowal (k) - 387
45. Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse - David Mitchell (k) - 307
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46. City of Last Chances - Adrian Tchaikovsky (k) - 540
47. Hammer of Darkness - L E Modesitt Jr (e) - 306
48. Legends and Lattes - Travis Baldree (k) - 306
49. Sunreach (novella) - Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson (k) - 160
50. The Bullet that Missed - Richard Osman (h) - 408
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51. Of Blood and Fire - Ryan Cahill (k) - 521
52. Sea of Tranquility - Emily St John Mandel (e) - 255
53. Death on Gokumon Island - Seishi Yokomizo (k) - 317
54. He Who Fights with Monsters 3 - Shirtaloon/Travis Deverell (k) -712
55. The Rise (novella) - Ian Rankin (k) - 82
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56. ReDawn - Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson (k) - 210
57. Warsphere (short) - Darius Hinks (e) - 14
58. The Warp's Curse (short) - Michael J Hollows (e) - 19
59. Kushiel's Avatar - Jacqueline Carey (k) - 686
60. Sharpe's Command - Bernard Cornwell (k) - 299
61. Evershore - Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson (k) - 210
62. The Magic of Fabulous (novella) - Michelle Lang (k) - 51
63. Miranda in Milan (novella) - Katharine Duckett (e) - 113
64. Inspector Imanishi Investigates - Seicho Matsumoto (k) - 359
65. Sisters of the Vast Black (novella) - Lina Rather (e) - 83

Monthly Breakdown:
Spoiler:
January
Bought: 4 (£2.64)
Free: 5
Read: 5 (£0.99)
Pages: 2090

February
Borrowed: 2
Free: 2
Read: 5 (£2.62)
Pages: 1724

March
Bought: 6 (£9.94)
Borrowed: 1
Read: 5 (£5.08)
Pages: 1596

April
Bought: 4 (£5.96)
Free: 1
Read: 5 (£2.23)
Pages: 2066

May
Bought: 1 (£0.99)
Free: 4
Read: 5 (£9.95)
Pages: 2151

June
Bought: 3 (£3.66)
Free: 1
Read: 5 (£2.31)
Pages: 1348

July
Bought: 3 (£3.97)
Read: 5 (£9.85)
Pages: 1880

August
Bought: 3 (£4.27)
Borrowed: 3
Free: 2
Read: 5 (£4.97)
Pages: 1380

September
Bought: 19 (£17.19)
Read: 5 (£6.96)
Pages: 1723

October
Bought: 4 (£3.98)
Read: 5 (£4.38)
Pages: 1720

November
Bought: 4 (£5.36)
Borrowed: 2
Free: 6
Read: 5 (£2.78)
Pages: 1887

December
Bought: 14 (£17.86)
Free: 8
Read: 10 (£9.35)
Pages: 2044


Achievements:

1. Buy It, Read It. Start at least 75% of the books I buy.
Revised after bundle purchase: Gold = 75%, Silver = 66%, Bronze = 50%
Current total: 33/65 (51%) - COMPLETE (BRONZE)

2. King of the Mountains. My 5 longest books should total over 3000 pages.
Current total: 3632 - COMPLETE
Spoiler:

820 - He Who Fights with Monsters 2 - Shirtaloon/Travis Deverell
728 - The Shadow of Saganami - David Weber
712 - He Who Fights with Monsters 3 - Shirtaloon/Travis Deverell
686 - The Ruin of Kings - Jenn Lyons
686 - Kushiel's Avatar - Jacqueline Carey


3. Paper Chase. Reduce my unread paper book collection.
Out: 6
In: 3
Net reduction: 3

4. Never Gonna Be Respectable. Read a classic or literary-award-adjacent book. COMPLETE
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell (Booker Shortlist)

5. He Scores. Read a book by Nevil Shute. This is a bit of an annual tradition since I inherited my father's collection, so I thought I would make it official.COMPLETE
Requiem for a Wren - Nevil Shute

6. And Then. Series points challenge. 1 point for a sequel, 2 points if it's a serial rather than a disconnected sequel, 3 points for the last book in a serial or defined set. -1 for the first book in a series. 0 for the first book in a sub-series. Target: 15 points.
Current total: 20
Spoiler:

-1 - The Ruin of Kings - Jenn Lyons - Chorus of Dragons #1 of 5
1 - The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman - Thursday Murder Club #2
-1 - Kingdoms at War - Lindsay Buroker - Dragon Gate #1 of ?
-1 - Shelter - Dave Hutchinson - Aftermath #1
-1 - Malice - Keigo Higashino - Detective Kaga
-1 - Blood Song - Anthony Ryan - Raven's Shadow #1 of 3
3 - A Desolation Called Peace - Arkady Martine - Teixcalaan #2 of 2
-1 - The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater - Raven Cycle #1 of 4
1 - Before Mars - Emma Newman - Planetfall #3
0 - The Shadow of Saganami - David Weber - Saganami #1, Honorverse
3 - The Golden Enclaves - Naomi Novik - Scholomance #3 of 3
0 - The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn Era 2 #1 of 4, Mistborn
1 - Designers & Dragons: The '80s - Shannon Appelcline - Designers & Dragons #2 of 4
2 - He Who Fights with Monsters 2 - Shirtaloon - He Who Fights with Monsters #2 of ?
-1 - A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan - Memoirs of Lady Trent #1 of 5
3 - Acceptance - Jeff VanderMeer - Southern Reach #3 of 3
3 - Magic's Price - Mercedes Lackey - The Last Herald-Mage #3 of 3, Valdemar
-1 - Uncanny Collateral - Brian McClellan - Valkyrie Collectoins #1
2 - Blood of Assassins - RJ Barker - Wounded Kingdom #2 of 3
1 - Children of Memory - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Children of Time #3
-1 - The Honjin Murders - Seishi Yokomizo - Detective Kindaichi #1
-1 - The Steerswoman - Rosemary Kirstein - Steerswoman #1
-1 - The Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino - Detective Galileo #1
-1 - She Who Became the Sun - Shelley Parker-Chan - Radiant Emperor #1
0 - Sunreach - Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson - Skyward Flight #1, Skyward
1 - The Bullet that Missed - Richard Osman - Thursday Murder Club #3
-1 - Of Blood and Fire - Ryan Cahill - The Bound and the Broken #1
1 - Death on Gokumon Island - Seishi Yokomizo - Detective Kindaichi #2
2 - He Who Fights with Monsters 3 - Shirtaloon - He Who Fights with Monsters #3 of ?
2 - ReDawn - Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson - Skyward Flight #2, Skyward
3 - Kushiel's Avatar - Jacqueline Carey - Kushiel's Legacy #3 of 3
1 - Sharpe's Command - Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe
3 - Evershore - Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson - Skyward Flight #3, Skyward


Legend:
(p) paperback, (h) hardback, (k) kindle, (e) epub, (i) ibook, (f) pdf, (a) audio
On target, Off target, Completed

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2023 Goals

60 books: 64 Goal Met!!
20,000 pages: 23,127 Goal Met!!
6 books over 600 pages: 4
6 books from GR WantToRead: 1
Storygraph Mobile Reads Challenge: 10/12
Read 12 ebooks costing over $6: 9

TBR Down 10 for each category:
Ebooks: Up 155
Audiobooks: UP 116
Magazines: Down 1


Magazines Read So Far: 1
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1. Lightspeed #6 November 2010


2023 Purchases Read:
Bought: 346 Read: 12
Free: 84 Read: 3

Spoiler:

January
1. Chump Change - G M Ford $2.13
2. Centurion - Simon Scarrow $3.20
3. The Gladiator - Simon Scarrow $3.20
4. Something to Hide - Elizabeth George $2.13
5. Tree of Hands - Ruth Rendell $2.13
6. Death on Gukumon Island - Seishi Yokomizo $2.13
7. Spellbreaker - Charlie Holmberg (audio) $2.13
8. Killing in a Koi - Jessica Fletcher (audio) $3.20
9. Cherringham 34-36 - Matthew Connelly (audio) $2.92
10. Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents - Terry Pratchett $3.20
11. The Creak on the Stairs - Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir $1.06
12. The Hidden Shore - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $5.35
February
13. Monday Is Murder - Jess Lourey $3.12
14. About Time - Jodi Taylor $1.06
15. The Cat Who Went Bananas - Lilian Braun $2.13
16. Death to the Emperor - Simon Scarrow $.99
17. Vintage SciFi 2 (audio) - $2.13
18. Vintage Scifi 5 (audio) - $2.13
19. Vintage Scifi 6 (audio) - $2.13
20. Emperor's Exile - Simon Scarrow $4.27
21. The Outcast - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $4.27
22. The Cause - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $4.27
23. Burning Roses - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $1.06
24. Big Book of Classic Fantasy - Vandemeer ed. $5.27
25. The Question - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $4.27
26. The Dream Kingdom - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $1.06
27. The Restless Sea - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $4.27
28. The White Road - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $4.27
29. The Homecoming - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $4.27
30. Ivory - Mike Resnick $2.13
31. No One As Witness - Elizabeth George $2.13
32. Golden Enclaves - Naomi Novik $5.35
33. Big Book of Science Fiction - Vandemeer ed. $3.20
34. Santa Grint - Jodi Taylor (audio) $2.11
35. Dark Corners - Ruth Rendell $2.13
March
36. The Silo Series - Hugh Howey $2.13
37. A Myrtle Clover Christmas - Elizabeth Span Craig $2.74
38. Spellmaker - Charlie Holmberg (ebook+audiobook) $3.20+2.20
39. Red As Blood - Lilja Sigurdardottir $1.06
40. The Monster in the Box - Ruth Rendell $2.13
41. Live Flesh - Ruth Rendell $2.13
42. Dark Adapted Eye - Ruth Rendell $2.13
43. Beyond the Shadow - Brent Weeks $4.27
44. Shadows Edge - Brent Weeks $4.27
45. Well Schooled in Murder - Elizabeth George $2.13
46. Cryoburn - Lois McMaster Bujold (audio) $2.09
47. The Vanishing Box - Elly Griffiths $.99
April
48. Vintage Scifi #0 (audio) $2.17
49. No Man's Nightingale - Ruth Rendell
50. Talking To Strange Men - Ruth Rendell (ebook + audio) $2.17+4.27
51. Asta's Book - Ruth Rendell $2.17
52. King Solomon's Carpet - Ruth Rendell (ebook + audio) $2.17+4.27
53. Brimstone Wedding - Ruth Rendell $2.17
54. Clash of Iron - Angus Watson (audio) $8.97
55. The Hanging Tree - Ben Aaronovitch (audio)$8.97
56. The Good The bad and the History - Jodi Taylor (audio) $8.97
57. Talking to Strange Men - Ruth Rendell $2.17
58. The Shadow Murders - Jussi Addler-Olsen $2.13
59. Heavy on the Dead - G M Ford (ebook+audio) $5.35 +$2.13
60. Reykjavik Noir Trilogy - Lilja Sagurdardottir $1.06
61. The Legion - Simon Scarrow $5.35
62. Killing Doll - Ruth Rendell $2.13
63. Broken Summer - J M Lee (ebook+audio) $5.35 +$2.13
May
64. The Girl Next Door - Ruth Rendel (ebook+audio) $2.13 + $2.13
65. On A Pale Horse - Piers Anthony (ebook+audio) $1.06 + $3.74
66. Boundless - Jack Campbell $2.13
67. The Long and Short of It - Jodi Taylor $1.06
68. Murder Being Once Done - Ruth Rendell $5.43
69. City of Friends - Michael Jecks $6.34
70. The Blood Crows - Simon Scarrow $6.34
71. Complete Father Brown Mysteries - $1.06
72. Under the Eagle - Simon Scarrow $4.24
73. Glass Houses - Louise Penney $3.20
74. Spot of Folly - Ruth Rendell $3.20
75. Death on a Summer - Matthew Costello (audio) coupon $1.32
76 Blade in the Water - Matthew Costello (audio) coupon $1.32
77. Cherringham 13-15 - Matthew Costello (audio) coupon $1.32
78. First Born - Will Dean $2.13
79. The Hanging Girl - Jessi Adler Olsen $2.13
80. Riccardino - Andrea Camilleri $2.13
81. The Big Bad City - Ed McBain $2.13
82. Invictus - Simon Scarrow $5.35
83. Traveler's Gate book 3 - Will Wight (audio) $2.13
84. The Captain - Will Wight (audio) $2.13
85. Of Kings and Killers - Will Wight (audio) $2.13
86. House of Blads - Will Wight (audio) $2.13
87. Of Killers and Kings - Will Wight (audio) $2.13
88. The Crimson Vault - Will Wight (audio) $2.13
June
89. Cherringham 31-33 - Mathew Costello (audio) $5.13
90. Cherringham 28-30 - Mathew Costello (audio) $5.13
91. Cherringham 25-27 - Mathew Costello (audio) $5.13
92. Cherringham 22-24 - Mathew Costello (audio) $5.13
93. Cherringham 19-21 - Mathew Costello (audio) $5.13
94. Cherringham 16-18 - Mathew Costello (audio) $5.13
95. Murder Through the English Post - Jessica Ellicot (audio) $4.18
96. Colonyside - Michael Mammay (audio) $1.06
97. Sky World - B V Larson (audio) $5.86
98. Murder at an Irish Bakery - Carlene O'Connor (audio) $3.67
99. An Act of Foul Play - T E Kinsey (audio) $3.28
100. Murder on an Irish Farm - Carlene O'Connor (audio) $4.19
101. Murder at an Irish Christmas - Carlene O'Connor (audio) $4.55
102. Rotten to the Core - T E Kinsey (audio) $3.28
103. Murder in an Irish Churchyard - Carlene O'Connor (audio) $4.55
104. Murder in an Irish Cottage - Carlene O'Connor (audio) $4.55
105. Christmas Scarf Murder - Carlene O'Connor (audio) $3.14
106. False Truth - Helena Marchmont (audio) $2.57
107. The Captain's Daughter - Peter F Hamilton (audio) $9.16
108. One Fish Two Fish - Dr Suess (audio) $1.06
109. A Hole in the Sky - Peter F Hamilton (audio) $5.42
110. Queens of an Alien Sun - Peter F Hamilton (audio) $4.71
111. Carpe Jugulum - Terry Pratchett (audio) $9.41
112. Stake - Kevin J Anderson (audio) $8.07
113. Waybound - Will Wight (audio) $9.95
114. Heir to the Empire - Timothy Zahn (audio) $4.97
115. Dark Force Rising - Timothy Zahn (audio) $4.19
116. The Last Command - Timothy Zahn (audio) $8.88
117. War of the Gods - Andrew Offut $1.06
118. The Eagles Conquest - Simon Scarrow $3.24
119. Musashi - Eiji Yoshikawa $3.95
120. When the Eagle Hunts - Simon Scarrow (oops) $12.84
121. Cashalot - Alan Dean Foster $2.13
122. Rum Punch - Elmore Leonard $2.13
123. Star Rigger's Way - Jeffrey Carver (audio+ebook) $4.27
124. Seas of Ernathe - Jeffrey Carver (audio+ebook) $4.27
125. Tales of Dune - Brian Herbert $2.13
126. Killer in Winter - Susanna Gregory $4.27
127. The Eagle and the Wolves - Simon Scarrow $2.42
128. Praetorian - Simon Scarrow $6.26
July
129. Disappearing Dwarf - James Blaylock $2.13
130. Angels & Demons - Dan Brown $2.13
131. House of Stairs - Ruth Rendell $2.13
132. Services Rendered - Kevin J Anderson $2.13
133. Five by Five: No surrender - Kevin J Anderson ed. $2.13
135. Unmasked: Tales of Risk - Kevin J Anderson $2.13
136. Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge - Mike Resnick $4.27
137. The Eagles Prey -Simon Scarrow $0 Credits
138. The Eagle's Prophecy - Simon Scarrow $.93 Credits
139. Infinite - Jeremy Robinson (audio) $6.52
140. Hushed Up - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio) $8.02
141. Chimney Sweepers Boy - Ruth Rendell $2.13
142. The Girl Who Survived - Lisa Jackson $1.06
143. The Horse's Head - Ed McBain $1.06
144. You Betrayed Me - Lisa Jackson $1.06
145. Agency - William Gibson $2.13
146. The Davinci Code - Dan Brown $2.13
147. God Emperor of Dune - Frank Herbert $2.13
148. Victim 6 - Gregg Olsen $1.06
149. 2001 Space Odyssey - Arthur C Clarke (audio) $1.06
150. Fantasticland - Mike Bockoven (audio) $1.06
August
149. A World of Curiosities - Louise Penney $0.00 credit
150. Murder in the Supreme Court - Margaret Truman $2.13
151. Murder at a Yard Sale - Elizabeth Spann Craig $.01 credit
152. A Deadly Brew - Susanna Gregory $3.20
153. Captain Lacey Recency Mysteries Vol 5 - Ashley Gardner $1.06
154. Madness of Crowds - Louise Penny $3.20
155. The Bridesmaid - Ruth Rendell $2.13
156. Jingo - Terry Pratchett (audio) $8.97
157. All Things Wise and Wonderful - James Herriot (audio) $8.97
158. Deception Point - Dan Brown $2.13
159. Mrs Pargeter Omnibus - Simon Brett $1.06
160. the Sentence is Death - Anthony Horowitz $2.13
161. A Hatful of Sky - Terry Pratchett $2.13
162. Amongst Our Weapons - Ben Aaronovitch $2.13
163. The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett $2.13
164. The Songs of Distant Earth - Arthur C Clarke $2.13
165. The Lost Metal - Brandon Sanderson $3.20
166. Voyage to the city of the Dead - Alan Dean Foster $3.20
167. Ithaca - Claire North (audio) $8.97
168. 56 Days - Catherine Ryan Howard (audio) $3.95
169. Quantum Garden - Derek Kunsken $.99
170. Quantum War- Derek Kunsken $.99
171. Quantum Magician - Derek Kunsken $.99
172. House of Styx - Derek Kunsken $.99
173. Flight From the Ages and Other Stories - Derek Kunsken $.99
174. Cops and Robbers - Donald Westlake $2.13
175. Call Me A Cab - Donald Westlake $2.13
176. God Save the Mark - Donald Westlake (audio + ebook) $2.13 + $2.13
177. Manhattan Mayhem - Mary Higgins Clark $2.13
178. To Fear a Painted Devil - Ruth Rendell $2.13
179. Never Say Die - Tess Gerritsen (audio) $2.24
180. Planet of Adventure - Jack Vance (audio) $2.24
181. Complete Elizabethan Murders Series 1-8 Leonard Torney $1.06
September
182. Shephard's Crown - Terry Pratchett $3.20
183. Memory - Donald E Westlake $3.20
184. Dead Men Can't Complain - Peter Clines (audio) $3.20
185. No Night is Too Long - Ruth Rendell (audio) $6.30
186. The Albebraist - Iain Banks (audio) $3.20
187. Next Victim - Helen Durrant (audio+ebook) $2.13
188. Murder Among Children - Donald E Westlake $2.13
189. A Jade in Aries - Donald E Westlake $2.13
190. Strange Attractors - Jeffrey Carver $2.13
191. The Infinite Sea - Jeffrey Carver $2.13
192. The Spy In The Ointment - Donald E Westlake $2.13
193. Dancing Aztecs - Donald E Westlake $2.13
194. The Busy Body - Donald E Westlake $2.13
195. Wax Apple - Donald E Westlake $2.13
196. The Fugitive Pigeon - Donald E Westlake $2.13
197. Little Ghosts (audio) - Gregg Dunnett $4.13
198. Rebellions Message - Michael Jecks $3.20
199. The Visitors - Clifford Simak $2.13
200. Tales from Watership Down - Richard Adams $2.13
201. Christmas Pie - Jodi Taylor .99 Preorder
202. Complete Theodora Braithwait - D M Greenwood $2.13
203. High Adventure - Donald Westlake $2.13
204. The End of the Day - Claire North $2.13
205. 84k - Claire North $2.13
206. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern $2.13
207. Best American Mysteries 2016 - Elizabeth George Ed. $2.13
208. The Door To December - Dean Koontz $2.13
209. Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death - Donald Westlake $1.02
210. Touch - Claire North $2.13
211. The Winter Widow - Charlene Weir $1.06
212. Lesson in Murder - Charlene Weir $1.06
October
213. Family Values - G M Ford $0 Credit
214. Chill of Night - John Lutz $2.13
215. Night Victims - John Lutz $2.13
216. Fidelity - Thomas Perry $2.13
217. You Can't See Me - Eva Bjorg Aegisdott $1.06
218. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood $2.13
219. Detective - Arthur Hailey $1.06
220. Inspector Peach Books 1-7 $1.07
221. Pursuit of William Abbey - Claire North $2.15
222. Sweet Harmony - Claire North $3.23
223. Complete Lt Harding WW2 Thrillers 1-7 - Antony Melville-Rose $1.06
224. Cop Town - Karin Slaughter $2.13
225. Tales of the Dying Earth (4 vol) - Jack Vance $3.20
226. The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough $2.13
227. Early Stories of Philip K Dick (audio+ebook) $3.20 + .49
228. Night Shift - Robin Cook $3.20
229. Spy Who Came In From the Cold - John LeCarre $2.13
230. A Legacy of Spies - John LeCarre $2.13
231. The Shining - Stephen King $2.13
232. Complete Maltravers Mysteries - Robert Richards $1.07
November
233. The Good, The Bad and the History - Jodi Taylor $1.07
234. For the Sake of Elena - Elizabeth George $5.40
235. Missing Joseph - Elizabeth George $0 Credit
236. Bride of the Rat God - Barbara Hambly $2.15
237. Edgedancer - Brandon Sanderson $1.07
238. A Rule Against Murder - Louise Penny $0 Credit
239. Science Fiction Hall of Fame Vol 1 - misc (audio) $3.94
240. Science Fiction Hall of Fame Vol 2-b - misc (audio) $3.94
December
241. Jungle World - B V Larson (audio) $7.36
242. Manta's Gift - Timothy Zahn $2.07
243. Backwater Pass - Steven Becker $1.06
244. Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett $3.20
245. When Night Falls - Helena Marchmont (audio) $2.44
246. Foul Play - Helena Marchmont (audio) $2.44
247. James Herriot's Cat Stories - James Herriot (audio) $4.12
248. Headlong - Cynthia Harrod Eagles (audio) $2.39
249. Murder At a London Finishing School - Jessica Ellicott (audio) $3.43
250. Warriors - Gardner Dozois (audio) $4.18
251. Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King (audio) $7.48
252. A Dangerous Lesson - Helena Marchmont (audio) $2.64
253. Before I Sleep - Cynthia Harrod Eagles (audio) $2.88
254. Dying Fall - Cynthia Harrod Eagles (audio) $2.88
255. The New Space Opera - Gardner Dozois (audio) $2.98
256. Rip Off - Gardner Dozois (audio) $2.67
257. Light Chaser - Peter F Hamilton (audio) $1.70
258. The New Space Opera 2 - Gardner Dozois (audio) $2.98
259. A Deadly Match - Matthew Costello (audio) $2.64
260. Dead of Night - Matthew Costello (audio) $2.64
261. Murder in the Dark - Matthew Costello (audio) $2.64
262. Fool's Gold - Matthew Costello (audio) $2.64
263. Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (audio) $2.06
264. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins (audio) $2.39
265. Mockinjay - Suzanne Collins (audio) $2.39
266. Peril in Paris - Rhys Bowen (audio) $2.64
267. Mrs Budley Falls From Grace - M C Beaton (audio) $6.08
268. Extraction - Douglas Preson (audio) $1.55
269. Do No Harm - Max Allan Collins (audio) $2.98
270. Miss Tonks Turns to Crime - M C Beaon (audio) $6.08
271. Sir Philips Folly - M C Beaton (audio) $1.70
272. Back in Society - M C Beaton (audio) $1.70
273. Mrs Pollifax Unveiled - M C Beaton (audio) $2.94
274. The Big Bundle - Max Allan Collins (audio) $2.98
275. Bye Bye Baby - Max Allan Collins (audio) $3.65
276. Colonel Snadhurst to the Rescue - M C Beaton (audio) $1.70
277. The Hangman - Louise Penny (audio) $2.43
278. Conquest - B V Larson (audio) $3.04
279. Extinction - B V Larson (audio) 3.04
280. Rebellion - B V Larson (audio) $3.04
281. Winter's Gifts - Ben Aaronovitch v$2.13
282. A Crime in Holland - Georges Simenon (audio) $1.46
283. A Man's Head - Georges Simenon (audio) $1.46
284. Night at the Crossroads - Georges Simenon (audio) $1.46
285. Pietr the Latvian - Georges Simenon (audio) $1.46
296. The Carter of La Providence - Georges Simenon (audio) $1.46
297. The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin - Georges Simenon (audio) $1.46
298. The Grand Barks - Georges Simenon (audio) $1.46
299. The Hanged Man of Saint Pholien - Georges Simenon (audio) $1.46
300. The Late Monsieur Gallet - Georges Simenon (audio) $1.46
301. The Yellow Dog - Georges Simenon (audio) $1.46
302. Pretty Girls - Karen Slaughter (audio) $2.98
303. Becalmed - Kristine Kathryn Rusch (audio) $3.48
304. Boneyards - Kristine Kathryn Rusch (audio) $2.43
305. City of Ruins - Kristine Kathryn Rusch (audio) $6.51
306. Escaping Amnthra - Kristine Kathryn Rusch (audio) $3.02
307. Searching for the Fleet - Kristine Kathryn Rusch (audio) $3.04
308. Skirmishes - Kristine Kathryn Rusch (audio) $2.43
309. Squishy's Teams - Kristine Kathryn Rusch (audio) $2.43
310 The Falls - Kristine Kathryn Rusch (audio) $3.04
311. The Runabout - Kristine Kathryn Rusch (audio) $6.50
312. The Eighth Sister - Robert Dugoni (audio) $3.66
313. The Silent Sisters - Robert Dugoni (audio) $3.66
314. Blood of Amber - Roger Zelazny (audio) $2.43
315. Courts of Chaos - Roger Zelazny (audio) $1.82
316. Guns of Avalon - Roger Zelazny (audio) $2.43
317. Hand of Oberon - Roger Zelazny (audio) $2.43
318. Knight of Shadows - Roger Zelazny (audio) $2.19
319. Nine Prince of Amber - Roger Zelazny (audio) $2.43
320. Prince of Chaos - Roger Zelazny (audio) $7.80
321. Sign of Chaos - Roger Zelazny (audio) $2.43
322. Sign of the Unicorn - Roger Zelazny (audio) $2.39
323. Trumps of Doom - Roger Zelazny (audio) $2.19
324. The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien (audio) $2.43
325. Buried in Secret - Viveca Sten (audio) $3.66
326. Nolyn - Michael J Sullivan $7.56
327. Esrahaddon - Michael J Sullivan $0 credit
328. Sir Hereward and Mr Fitz - Garth Nix $2.15
329. Mirror Image - Gunnar Staalesen $1.07
330. They Walked Like Men - Clifford Simak $2.15
331. The Fifth Gospel - Ian Caldwell $2.15
332. White as Snow - Lilja Sigurdardóttir $1.06
333. Notes from the Burning Age - Claire North $2.15
334. Pet Semetary - Stephen King (audio) Gift
335. Mistletoe Mysteries - Charlotte MacLeod $1.06
336. The Bookstore Sisters - Alice Hoffman $1.06
337. Doom and Gloom - Elizabeth Spann Craig $0.00 credit
338. The Killing Room - Robert Swartwood $2.06
339. Put a Lid On It - Donald E Westlake $2.15
340. Blood Lines - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $0 credit
341. Dog Wizard - Barbara Hambley $2.15
342. Killing Time - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $1.71
343. King Javan's Year - Katherine Kurtz $2.15
344. Shallow Grave - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $3.20
345. Silicon Mage - Barbara Hambly $2.15
346. Harrowing of Gwynedd - Katherine Kurtz $2.15


Free
1. Kill The Butler - Michael Kenyon
2. Detectives Roper & Hooley Omnibus 1-4 - Michael Leese
3. Girl, Alone - Blake Pierce
4. Undone - Blake Pierce
5. Just Me - Blake Pierce
6. Night Angels - Weina Dai Randel Amazon First
7. Meru - S.B. Divya Amazon First
8. Second Course - Simon Haynes
9. Just Desserts - Simon Haynes
10. Flipflops and Murder - H Y Hanna
11. Dragon Assassin - Piers Anthony & JRRain
12. You Better Run - Willow Rose
13. The Big Four - Agatha Christie
14. The Maid's Diary - Loreth Ann White - Amazon First
15. A Dirty Death - Rebecca Tope
16. Murder in the South of France - Susan Kiernan-Lewis
17. Murder in Marseille - Susan Kienan-Lewis
18. Dead in the Water - Peter Tickler
19. Due Dillegence - Paul Bennett
20. Salem's Cipher - Jess Lourey
21. The Lost Victim - Jennifer Hunter
22. The Thames Path Killer - Biba Pearce
23. Need You - Blake Pierce
24. The Silent Bride - Shalani Boland Amazon First
25. Dead end Job Mysteries - Vol 1-3
26. Dead end Job Mysteries 4-6
27. A Deadly Coincidence - Keith Finney
28. Travelers Gate - Will Wight
29. The Captain - Will Wight
30. Of Kings and Killers - Will Wight
31. House of Blades - Will Wight
32. Of Killers and Kings - Will Wight
33. The Crimson Vault - Will Wight
34. Risky Mission - Dan Latus
35. The Disappeared - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
36. Black River - Matthew Spenser (Amazon First)
37. The List - Michael Leese
38. Absent Pity - Blake Pierce
39. Lost Earth - Daniel Young
40. To Die For - Lisa Grey (Amazon First)
41. What Never Happened - Rachel Howzell Hall (Amazon First)
42. Tomorrow - Charles Sheffield (Tor)
43. Augustus Mandrell Thrillers 1-3 - Frank Mcauliffe
44. Best of Tor 15th Anniversary Edition
45. Murder A La Mode - Susan Kiernan-Lewis
46. A Shroud for Delilah - Anthea Fraser
47. Shannon's Gamble - Paul Bennett
48. Murder at the Nineteenth - J M Gregson
49. Buzz Cut - James W Hall
50. Androne - Dwain Worrell (amazon first)
51. The Risk Profession - Donald Westlake
52. They Also Serve - Donald Westlake
53. Alternative Outcome - Peter Rowlands
54. Next Victim - Helen H Durrant
55. Clerical Errors - D M Greenwood
56. Stolen in the Night - Patricia McDonald
57. Sea Fever - Antony Trew
58. These Still Black Waters (Amazon First) - Christina McDonald
59. Murder Among Friends - Janice Frost
60. Smart Woman's Guide to Murder - Victoria Dowd
61. Second Sight - Elizabeth McGregor
62. Philip K Dicks Collection - Philip K Dick
63. His Third Victim - Helen H Durrant
64. Mystery at Carleton House - Ashley Gardner
65. Stalk Me - Richard Parker
66. The Thin Woman - Dorothy Cannell
67. Sign of the Times - Joe Hill
68. Silent Tide - Alex Scarrow
69. Black Pheonix - George Berneau
70. Don't Believe a Word - Patricia McDonald
71. Kidnap - Philip McKutcheon
72. Murder at Luna Lake - Kathy Pickens
73. Kindred Crimes - Janet Dawson
74. Murder is a Family Business - Heather Haven
75. A key to Justice - Dennis Carstens
76. Pineapple Lies - Amy Vansant
77. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell - Susan Clarke
78. Night Owl - Andrew Mayne
79. Topper - Thorne Smith
80. Backwater Pass - Steven Becker
81. When You're Mine - Blake Pierce
82. The Bookstore Sisters - Alice Hoffmann (audio)
83. Death In The Cove - Pauline Rowson
84. The Seventh Girl - Andy Maslen





Short Stories: 10
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01. 3 The Last Line - Robert Dugoni (audio) Prime
02. 3 What Child Is This - Rhys Bowen (audio) Prime
03. 4 Monday Is Murder - Jess Lourey - Novella
04. 5 Man Who Died Twice - Lisa Gardner (audio)
05. 2 Fairy Godfather - Melanie Karsak - novella
06. 3 Murder on the Orient Elite - Larry Coreia (audio)
07. 5 Crime 101 - Donald Winslow (audio)
08. 5 The Hangman - Louise Penny (audio)
09. 4 Peitr the Latvian - Georges Semenon (audio)
10. 1 How Not To Be A Rogue - Zach Brooks (audio)



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January - Pages Read:4281 Ebooks: 10 Audio: 8
01. 3 Just Desserts - Simon Haynes (audio)
Silly but enjoyable.
02. 4 Antiques Ravin' - Barbara Allen (ebook)
Loved this story!
03. 5 The Long Shadow - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (ebook+audio)
Really intense story.
04. 4 Murder on the Thames - Matthew Costello (audio)
This was a good story. Episodic novellas
05. 5 Close-up On Murder - Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain (audio)
Good story! Death on a movie set.
06. 3 Memory Police - Yoko Ogawa (ebook)
Good story.
07. 5 Aloha Betrayed - Jessica Fletcher (audio+ebook)
Another good story - Jessica teams up with retired detective to teach a class.
08. 5 Another Time, Another Place - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
A rescue that goes awry. Badly.
09. 4 Spellbreaker - Charlie Holmberg (audio+ebook)
YA fantasy - not bad. Started slow but warmed up. Cliffhanger.
10. 5 Death In Disguise - Caroline Graham (ebook)
Great Midsomer murder story! Different than the show.
11. 3 War Brides - Helen Bryan (audio+ebook)
1/2 great; 1/2 boring.
12. 1 Making Over Mike - Lisa Plumley (ebook)
Read years ago. Clearly my tastes changed - I couldn't finish this stupid plot.
13. 1 Dr Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes - Neal Barnard (ebook)
Shill for PETA. Doctorate in psychiatry, not medicine. Ignores health concerns.
February - Pages Read:2795 Ebooks: 3 Audio: 6
14. 5 Tree of Hands - Ruth Rendell (ebook)
Very suspenseful.
15. 5 Evolutionary Void - Peter F Hamilton (audio)
Excellent ending!
16. 4 Kiss and Kill - Ellery Queen (audio)
Good pulp PI book
17. 3 Death of a Blue Blood - Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain (audio)
Ho hum plot. Tightened up at the end.
18. 4 Accidental Vampire - Molly Harper (audio)
The snark raises appreciation of this paranormal romance.
19. 3 Slow Burn - G M Ford (audio +ebook)
Pretty good story; lots of reliance on previous books.
20. 2 The Cat Who Went Bananas - Lilian Jackson Braun
Boring
21. 5 Men at Arms - Terry Pratchett (ebook + audio)
As always, hilarious.
March - Pages Read:2136 Ebooks: 4 Audio:2
22. 4 The Smiler With a Knife - Nicholas Blake (ebook)
A bit slow at the start but good espionage story.
23. 5 Think Like A Pancreas - Gary Scheiner (ebook)
Excellent. Good to refer back to.
24. 3 Thinking Woman's Guide to Magic - Emily Croy Barker (audio)
Some good parts, but a bit of a drag.
25. 5 Ivory - Mike Resnick (ebook)
Definitely a journey.
26. 5 Leviathan Wakes - James S A Corey (audiobook+ebook)
This was excellent. Well paced.
April - Pages Read:1940 Ebooks: 5 Audio: 1
27. 2 Adventures of Langdon St Ives - James Blaylock (ebook)
Steampunk is not for me. Good writer though.
28. 3 Cancelled in Red - Hugh Pentacost (ebook)
Good crime novel from 1939. Could kill for a stamp!
29. 2 Chancellor Fairy Tales by Melanie Karsak (ebook)
Romance, just not for me.
30. 4 Nights Watch - Terry Pratchett (audio+ebook)
Enjoyed!
31. 4 7 Hours - Tindale (ebook)
Very enjoyable paranormal collection of related novellas
May - Pages Read:1204 Ebooks: 4 Audio: 4
32. 5 Written in Blood - Caroline Graham (audio+ebook)
Very good story!
33. 2 Eyes of Justice - Lis Wiehl (audio+ebook)
Story was great until last 1/3. Too much filler and repeating.
34. 5 Earthlight - Arthur C Clarke (audio+ebook)
Excellent story!
35. 3 Heart of Ice - Lis Wiehl (audio+ebook)
Good story.
June - Pages Read:0 Ebooks: 2 Audio: 4
36. 5 Catalogue of Catastrophe - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
Excellent! Interesting ending
37. 5 One Fish Two Fish - Dr Suess (audio)
Always great. One of my favorites to read and now I can listen!
38. 3 Driving Heat - Richard Castle (audio)
It was good but not outstanding. Good finish to series.
39. 5 Toast of Time - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
Another good novella in the series.
July - Pages Read:1125 Ebooks: 2 Audio: 3
40. 3 Just One Damned Thing After Another DRAMA - Jodi Taylor
This was ok, but the sound level was too low.
41. 4 Sinners and Saints - Helena Marchmont (audio)
Good story involving the pastor's past.
42. 5 Under the Eagle - Simon Scarrow (ebook)
Excellent historical fiction - Rome's invasion of Britain.
43. 2 Halloween Tree - Ray Bradbury (audio)
So so. Not my style of writing.
44. 4 Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge - Mike Resnick (ebook)
Very good! Alien viewpoint
August - Pages Read:738 Ebooks: 3 Audio: 0
45. 3 Bimbos of the Death Sun - Sharyn McCrumb (ebook)
Interesting stuff at a pre-internet scifi/fantasy convention.
46. 5 A Nice Class of Corpse - Simon Brett (ebook)
Excellent cozy mystery set in 1980s England. Elderly sleuth.
47. 4 Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey) - Ashley Garder (ebook)
Excellent story and good setup for series.
September - Pages Read:3213 Ebooks: 2 Audio: 3
48. 5 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (audio)
Great historical fiction. Last 2 hours, epilogue 2, boring as hell. Opinion rather than story.
49. 4 The Regimental Murder (Captain Lacey) - Ashley Gardner (ebook)
Another good story.
50. 5 All Creatures Big and Small - James Herriot (audio)
Excellent! Read before and loved the narration by Christopher Timothy.
51. 4 The Glass House - Ashley Gardner (ebook)
Another good story.
52. 2 Raffles - E W Hornug (audio)
Couldn't warm up to this.
October - Pages Read:1467 Ebooks: 2 Audio: 3
53. 3 Mistworld - Simon Green
Good story but not a keeper for me.
54. 5 Long and the Short of it - Jodi Taylor (audio)
Collection of short stories from Chronicles of St Mary's. Excellent!
55. 2 The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane - Susan Boyle (audio)
Just did not appeal to me.
56. 5 The Spy Who Loved Me - Ian Flemming (audio+ebook)
Loved this! Very unlike other Bond books. Movie only used the title.
57. 3 Space Platform - Murray Leinster (audiobook)
Good golden oldie
November - Pages Read:730 Ebooks: 0 Audio: 0
58. 4 Cattitude - Dean Wesley Smith, ed.
Excellent short stories! Mostly scifi.
59. 5 The Good, The Bad and the History - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
Another great story.
60. 2 Mistletoe, Moonlight and Murder - Carolyn L Dean (audio)
Cozy - started well, but boring
December - Pages Read:2019 Ebooks: 2 Audio: 2
61. 4 Moby Dick - Hermann Melville (audio+ebook)
Excellent story. Written memoir style so several sections are ho hum
62. 4 Mean Streets - Jim Butcher, ed. (audio)
4 excellent novellas.
63. 4 Tower of Dawn - Sarah J Maas (ebook)
Excellent fantasy. Very engaging story.
64. 4 Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here - Ed McBain (ebook)
Good story. Reread.
Book Rating/Comments:
1: Awful, or did not finish
2: So, so, or not to my taste
3: Good book
4: Very good book; possible reread.
5: Wonderful book! A keeper.


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