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The 2020 Annual Reading Challenge List Thread

2020 Reading Challenge List Thread

Welcome to our 11th Annual Reading Challenge!

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

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

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

I started 2020 with 1018 books on my TBR pile, I think, after adjusting for omnibuses expanded to individual books.

Books removed from TBR

Read and Reading
  1. December 31st, 2019: Oathbreaker by Martin Jensen - £1.00 - 5/5 - 233pp
    Another splendid murder mystery set in the days of King Cnut
  2. January 2nd: Grantville Gazette #87 edited by Bjorn Hasseler - £3.61 - 4/5 - 165pp
    The non-Grantville story was fun, but the rest were shorter and didn't grab me as much as usual. The 'fact' articles I just skimmed as usual.
  3. January 3rd: F&SF, January/February 2020 edited by C. C. Finlay - £3.75 - 5/5 - 246pp
    Another excellent selection of stories.
  4. January 6th: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson - £1.99 - 5/5 - 1121pp
    A nice pause point, with an excellent teaser for the third book.
  5. January 10th: Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer - £1.20 - 4/5 - 340pp
    A Good mystery, although it wrapped up a bit too quickly for my taste.
  6. January 19th: Through Fiery Trials by David Weber - £4.88 - 4/5 - 849pp
    The story is finally moving along. I think we should have been here a couple of books ago.
  7. February 2nd: The Valley of Shadows by John Ringo & Mike Massa - £4.29 - 5/5 - 284pp
    Fast action adventure covering the start of the zombie plague
  8. February 5th: Guilty Not Guilty by Felix Francis - £0.99 - 4/5 - 285pp
    Needs to cut down on the info dumps, but otherwise a good story and a fun, quick read.
  9. February 6th: All the Plagues of Hell by Eric Flint and Dave Freer - £4.29 - 5/5 - 441pp
    A most enjoyable continuation of their mediaeval fantasy.
  10. February 9th: Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell - £0.99 - 5/5 - 277pp
    Excellent late dark ages/early mediaeval historical fiction.
  11. February 11th: The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell - £1.99 - 5/5 - 254pp
    How hero continues to make trouble.
  12. February 13th: The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer - £1.20 - 5/5 - 254pp
    Excellent romance
  13. February 14th: Some of the Best of Tor.com: 2019 edition - Free - 5/5 - 529pp
    An excellent collection of short fiction, some of it brilliant.
  14. February 22nd: Unto The Last Generation by Juanita Coulson - Free - 2/5 - 171pp
    [ABANDONED]Nice premise. Terrible in setup, plot and characterisation.[/ABANDONED]
  15. February 22nd: A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill - Free - 5/5 - 302pp
    Excellent historical murder mystery set in 1930s New South Wales. Most enjoyable. Start of a series, but complete.
  16. February 23rd: A Man’s Word by Martin Jensen - £0.99 - 5/5 - 204pp
    Another excellent murder mystery in the time of King Cnut
  17. February 24th: Asimov's SF for March/April 2020 edited by Sheila WIliams -£2.49 - 5/5 - 309pp
    Another excellent issue.
  18. February 25th: Analog SF for March/April 2020 edited by Trevor Quachri - £2.49 - - 343pp
    Another excellent issue, although I'm saving the serial for when all parts are available in September.
  19. February 26th: Death at Bishop's Keep by Robin Paige - Free - 4/5 - 311pp
    A fun murder mystery set in England in the 1890s. A bit American here and there. (blond bangs).
  20. February 28th: Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince by J K Rowling - £5.52 - 5/5 - 459pp
    Bears up under a second reading.
  21. March 1st: F&SF, March/April 2020 edited by C. C. Finlay - £3.75 - 5/5 - 246pp
    Another excellent issue. Worth it even at the high price.
  22. March 2nd: Grantville Gazette #88 edited by Bjorn Hasseler - £3.61 - 4/5 - 170pp
    Some of the Grantville stories were just a bit too short for my liking. The longer ones were good. A very good DF story, and an OK fantasy round out the issue.
  23. March 6th: Mark of the Cat by Andre Norton - Free - 4/5 - 239pp
    First part of a duology. Classic Norton, with young heroes and animal interactions
  24. March 11th: Year of the Rat by Andre Norton - Free - 3/5 - 253pp
    It got a little too mystical for me, but OK.
  25. March 15th: A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill - £0.99 - 5/5 - 299pp
    Most enjoyable 1930s Australian murder mystery
  26. March 18th: River of Night by John Ringo - £3.00 - 5/5 - 346pp
    The goodies win and the baddies die. Evenyually.
  27. March 21st: Dancing with Myself by Charles Sheffield - Free - 4/5 - 330pp
    Good stories. Some articles a little dated.
  28. March 28th: Death at Gallows Green by Robin Paige - Free - 5/5 - 280pp
    A most enjoyable murder mystery with a hint of romance.
  29. March 29th: Lamentation by C. J. Sansom - £1.99 - 5/5 - 577pp
    A brilliant evocation of Tudor London. A a good mystery, too.
  30. April 2nd: By the Pricking of my Thumbs by Agatha Christie - £0.43 - 3/5 - 190pp
    Too complex, and not enough resolution. Disappointing in plot, quite fun in other ways.
  31. April 4th: Sleipnir by Linda Evans - Free - 4/5 - 247pp
    OK, but Odin seemed a little more studpid than he should have been.
  32. April 5th: Crashing Sun by Edmond Hamilton - £2.22 - 2/5 - 184pp
    [ABANDONED]No, I can't see what I saw in these.
  33. April 7th: Highfire by Eoin Colfer - £0.99 - 4/5 - 255pp
    Pretty good, but I didn't really get a feel for the setting.
  34. April 10th: A Very British History by Paul McAuley - Free - 4/5 - 461pp
    Any interesting mix of SF stories. An author to look out for.
  35. April 20th: Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch - £1.34 - 5/5 - 281pp
    An excellent novel, giving a good start to the series, but satisfying in itself.
  36. April 22nd: Jimmy the Hand by Raymond E. Feist and S. M. Stirling - £0.51 - 5/5 - 301pp
    A splendid little side take in his Midkemia series
  37. April 24th: Red Dragon by Jerry Pournelle - £1.33 - 3/5 - 162pp
    Rather pedestrian spy thriller
  38. April 25th: Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly - £0.99 - 5/5 - 282pp
    Excellent fantasy. Splendid stuff.
  39. April 26th: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov - £0.99 - 4/5 - 185pp
    Good short stories with an interesting linking narrative. Holds up surprisingly well.
  40. April 28th: King of the Dead by R. A. MacAvoy - £1.93 - 5/5 - 522pp
    Really excellent fantasy.
  41. April 30th: Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro - Free - 5/5 - 264pp
    An excellent start to the series. A bit more graphic sexually than I was expecting.
  42. May 2nd: Star Wars IV: A New Hope by George Lucas - £0.33 - 2/5 - 185pp
    [ABANDONED - the casual racism was too much.]
  43. May 2nd: Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie - £0.63 - 5/5 - 202pp
    An enjoyable mystery.
  44. May 4th: One-Eyed Jack by Lawrence Watt-Evans - £1.93 - 5/5 - 245pp
    An excellent Dark Mystery
  45. May 5th: The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert Van Gulik - £0.73 - 5/5 - 246pp
    Excellent murder mystery set in Ancient China.
  46. May 6th: The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia - £1.91 - 3/5 - 200pp
    OK, but not good enough to really hook me.
  47. May 8th: F&SF, May/June 2020 edited by C. C. Finlay - £3.75 - 4/5 - 253pp
    A mixed bag, but I enjoyed the vast majority.
  48. May 10th: World Divided by Mercedes Lackey et al. - £2.40 - 1/5 - 415pp
    [ABANDONED. Just not interesting.]
  49. May 11th: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson - £0.99 - 5/5 - 1308pp
    Wonderful epic fantasy, and the book ends at a satisfying stopping point, while leaving plenty for the next volume.
  50. May 15th: Love in Amsterdam by Nicholas Freeling - £0.99 - 2/5 - 155pp
    [ABANDONED at 50%. Massive back story of one suspect completely put me off]
  51. May 16th: The Physicians of Vilnoc by Lois McMaster Bujold - £2.49 - 5/5 - 117pp
    Excellent Penric novella
  52. May 17th: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham - £0.99 - 5/5 - 353pp
    Excellent historical melodrama
  53. May 20th: In the Empire of Shadow by Lawrence Watt-Evans - £1.98 - 5/5 - 263pp
    Impressively gritty fantasy. I'm looking forward to the conclusion.
  54. May 21st: Watership Down by Richard Adams - £0.99 - 4/5 - 454pp
    Surprisingly good. Only not 5* because the inconsistent use of Lapine irritated me a bit.
  55. May 25th: The Children of the Gates by Andre Norton - £2.50 - 3/5 - 328pp
    Two unrelated novels except for the psychic abilities. Not really to my taste.
  56. May 29th: Old Twentieth by Joe Haldeman - £1.01 - 3/5 - 228pp
    OK, but a glitch or two for me, and overall not as good as I hoped for.
  57. May 31st: One for the Money by Janet Evanovitch - Free - 5/5 - 187pp
    Most enjoyable crime adventure.
  58. June 2nd: Rumpole of the Bailey by John Mortimer - £0.33 - 5/5 - 170pp
    Absolutely delightful, as expected.
  59. June 3rd: The Reign of the Brown Magician by Lawrence Watt-Evans - £1.98 - 4/5 - 287pp
    OK, but I was a bit disappointed in the ending.
  60. June 4th: Death in a Desert Land by Andrew Wilson - £0.99 - 5/5 - 283pp
    Another splendid mystery inserted into Agatha Christie's life.
  61. June 7th: Saint Odd by Dean Koontz - £0.99 - 5/5 - 281pp
    A fitting conclusion.
  62. June 8th: In the Midnight Hour by Patty O'Shea - Free - 4/5 - 284pp
    Paranormal Romance. Good for that kind of thing.
  63. June 10th: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - 4/5 - 245pp
    A good YA adventure.
  64. June 15th: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett - £0.99 - 3/5 - 383pp
    OK. The different voices were different enough, IMO.
  65. June 18th: Accepting the Lance by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - £3.86 - 5/5 - 438pp
    Excellent, as always.
  66. June 20th: Pillar of Fire by Judith Tarr - £1.07 - 2/5 - 571pp
    Unsatisfactory retelling of the exodus, up to the crossing of the Red Sea.
  67. June 23rd: The Trials of Rumpole by John Mortimer - £0.33 - 5/5 - 169pp
    Excellent, as expected.
  68. June 24th: Fantasy Magazine #3 - £0.31 - 3/5 - 160pp
    I didn't like enough of the stories to make it above 3/5
  69. June 27th: The Prince Commands by Andre Norton - Free - 4/5 - 162pp
    A sort of YA Prisoner of Zenda. No fantasy except the made-up kingdom.
  70. June 29th: Rumpole Returns by John Mortimer - £0.33 - 5/5 - 153pp
    Wonderful
  71. June 30th: Baen Free Stories 2011 by Baen Books - Free - 4/5 - 244pp
    Enjoyable stories set in the various Baen authors' series.
  72. July 3rd: Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings - £1.00 - 4/5 - 238pp
    OK mystery set in Victorian Canada, but I felt the villain was not introduced early enough.
  73. July 6th: The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer - £0.99 - 3/5 - 237pp
    It seems a lighter read than Artemis Fowl, aimed at a slightly younger audience. I didn't like it as much, and I doubt I'll buy any more in the series.
  74. July 7th: False Value by Ben Aaronovitch - £0.99 - 5/5 - 279pp
    Absolutely brilliant. Great stuff. I'm looking forward to the next one.
  75. July 8th: [I]Lone Star Planet[/I[ by H. Beam Piper & J. J. McGuire - Free - 4/5 - 94pp
    Fun story with Piper's classic competent man.
  76. July 9th: Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin - £0.99 - 5/5 - 238pp
    An engaging hunt for a serial killer. I'm warming to Rebus.
  77. July 10th: Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer - £1.20 - 5/5 - 287pp
    Another delightful regency romance.
  78. July 10th: Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö - Free - 3/5 - 199pp
    Rather dull police procedural, with a tiny bit of tension at the end.
  79. July 13th: Metro Girl bu Janet Evanovich - Free - 4/5 - 188pp
    A fun bit of Action/Romance nonsense.
  80. July 14th: Ratking by Michael Dibden - £3.79 - 3/5 - 259pp
    Rather depressing murder mystery set in a corrupt Italy
  81. July 19th: Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer - £1.20 - 5/5 - 239pp
    Simply splendid regency romance. Utterly delightful.
  82. July 20th: Doctor Who: Fugitive by Tony Lee - £0.53 - 2/5 - 155pp
    A Graphic Novel. Not my kind of thing. Abandoned the other 18.
  83. July 20th: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman - £0.99 - 4/5 - 256pp
    An excellent collection of horror-leaning short stories.
  84. July 24th: The Better Part of Valour by Tanya Huff - £1.00 - 3/5 - 289pp
    Reasonable MilSF. Not good enough to make me continue with the series just now.
  85. July 25th: Vendetta by Michael Dibden - £1.99 - 4/5 - 248pp
    A improvement.
  86. July 28th: The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - 3/5 - 245pp
    A light YA historical Romance. I'm not surprised I hadn't heard of it before.
  87. July 29th: The Vatican Rip by Jonathan Gash - £0.84 - 4/5 - 201pp
    Usual Lovejoy fun, still a very flawed hero.
  88. July 30th: Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter - £1.19 - 4/5 - 248pp
    Excellent mystery. And even Morse gets one thing wrong.
  89. July 31st: The Quantum Garden by Derek Künsken - £1.99 - 5/5 - 297pp
    A good continuation of The Quantum Magician, with serious time travel.
  90. August 2nd: Galaxy's Edge #2 by Mike Resnick - £0.40 - 4/5 - 288pp
    A good set of stories, new and reprints.
  91. August 5th: Lightspeed Magazine #10 - £0.36 - 4/5 - 94pp
    Good, but short.
  92. August 7th: A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton - Free - 5/5 - 223pp
    An enjoyable PI mystery. Set in now historical 1980s.
  93. August 8th: Day of the Dead by Neil Gaiman - £0.58 - 5/5 - 42pp
    An annotated script for a Babylon 5 episode. Great fun.
  94. August 8th: The Ladies of Mandrigyn by Barbara Hambley - £0.35 - 5/5 - 310pp
    Absolutely splendid sword and sorcery.
  95. August 9th: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - £1.99 - 4/5 - 275pp
    Not quote my kind of thing, although very good suspense/murder plot
  96. August 10th: Carnivores of Light and Darkness by Alan Dean Foster - £0.66 - 4/5 - 304pp
    Fun fantasy. One long story in three parts, of which this is part one.
  97. August 13th: Cabal by Michael Dibden - £2.99 - 4/5 - 248pp
    More Zen in corrupt Italy. Poking fun at Dan Brown, I think.
  98. August 16th: Essays in Humanism by Albert Einstein - Free - 3/5 - 148pp
    Interesting, but not unmissable
  99. August 18th: Redemolished by Alfred Bester - £0.58 - 3/5 - 376pp
    Minor SF works by Bester, with some non-SF articles, and some articles about Bester. For the completist.
  100. August 22nd: Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie - £0.41 - 2/5 - 219pp
    Oh dear. On a par with "The Big Four". She's not good at international intrigue.
  101. August 24th: Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers - £0.05 - 4/5 - 233pp
    Excellent mystery, but wow, the contemporary attitudes and language!
  102. August 26th: Sharpe's Revenge by Bernard Cornwell - £0.99 - 5/5 - 269pp
    Enjoyable, as always.
  103. August 27th: Murder by Matchlight by E. C. R. Lorac - £1.49 - 4/5 - 182pp
    Pedestrian murder mystery, fascinating contemporary WWI London background.
  104. August 28th: Stig of the Dump by Clive King - £0.99 - 5/5 - 116pp
    Stands up to a re-read as an adult.
  105. August 28th: The Stars at War by Jerry Pournelle - £1.33 - 2/5 - 416pp
    Weird mix of short stories and political essays. Ugh.
  106. September 1st: Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich - Free - 3/5 - 208pp
    Not as fun as the first, IMO.
  107. September 2nd: Armada by Ernest Cline - £0.99 - 3/5 - 314pp
    Many more plot holes than Ready Player One, even though a quick fun read.
  108. September 3rd: The Snack Thief by Andrea Camilleri - £0.99 - 4/5 - 191pp
    Interesting plot, but I'm not sure I like Montalbano himself.
  109. September 5th: The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia - £1.35 - 4/5 - 216pp
    Fantasy using Russian folklore. Enjoyable.
  110. September 7th: Now You See Them by Elly Griffiths - £0.99 - 5/5 - 233pp
    Another excellent mystery, set about 10 years after the previous one.
  111. September 8th: Lightspeed Magazine #2 edited by J. J. Adams - £0.58 - 4/5 - 220pp
    I enjoyed the stories, the non-story articles were OK.
  112. September 11th: The Annals of the Heechee by Frederik Pohl - £2.67 - 2/5 - 284pp
    Not very good. With one incident of casual racism to show that it's a post-racism society. Sigh
  113. September 13th: Flight of a Witch by Ellis Peters - £0.99 - 5/5 - 233pp
    An excellent mystery, seeing the Felse's from another viewpoint.
  114. September 16th: The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter - £1.19 - 5/5 - 238pp
    Morse is really the Morse we know now.
  115. September 19th: Whirligig World by Hal Clement - £0.02 - 3/5 - 16pp
    A brief look at how the planet was worked out, and some of the errors made in a follow-up in 1999.
  116. September 19th: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood - Free - 2/5 - 145pp
    Style over substance. Not to my taste
  117. September 20th: Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - 1/5 - 195pp
    Dreadful. It's hard to beleive that this is the author of Treasure Island.
  118. September 24th: The White Magic Five and Dime by Steve Hockensmith and Lisa Falco - Free - 5/5 - 206pp
    A really good start to a new series. Satisfying.
  119. September 26th: Lecture Demonstration by Hal Clement - £0.02 - 5/5 - 18pp
    An excellent short story set on Meskelin
  120. September 26th: A Short History of England by Simon Jenkins - £0.99 - 3/5 - 328pp
    OK, but a bit trite in places, and too much on recent events.
  121. September 30th: Odd Interlude by Dean Koontz - £0.99 - 4/5 - 190pp
    Good, but adds nothing significant to the series. And interlude indeed.
  122. October 3rd: The Last Emperox by John Scalzi - £0.99 - 4/5 - 227pp
    Good, but I was disappointed in the ending.
  123. October 4th: The Collected Stories by Arthur C Clarke - £1.99 - 4/5 - 1183pp
    All short stories from the first to the last. Many previously collected, and two or three are brilliant. 4/5 overall.
  124. October 13th: Lifelode by Jo Walton - £1.99 - 5/5 - 182pp
    A fascinating world with a strange time structure and magic system, and the story architecture reflects that. Ebook formatting should be better.
  125. October 19th: Tunnel Through the Deeps by Harry Harrison - £0.99 - 4/5 - 185pp
    Steam-punk-ish melodrama. Good fun.
  126. October 21st: Grantville Gazette VIII (print) edited by Eric Flint - £1.89 - 5/5 - 422pp
    All good stories, and from long enough ago that I didn't really remember them
  127. October 22nd: [I]Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg - Free - 3/5 - 250pp
    Very readable fantasy romance, but not good enough on the background and attitudes to be more than 3/5
  128. October 24th: [I]A Liaden Universe Constellation 4[/I[ by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - £4.54 - 5/5 - 253pp
    The expected excellent short-ish stories in the Liaden universe.
  129. October 25th: Tombland by C. J. Sansom - £0.99 - 5/5 - 829pp
    Splendid working of a Shardlake mystery into Kett's Uprising.
  130. October 29th: Journey to the Heart of Luna by Andy Frankham-Allen - £0.23 - 2/5 - 103pp
    I should have finished this in a day. That it took three emphasises to the fact that I wasn't enthralled by it. The other 11 are discarded.
  131. November 1st: All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot - £0.99 - 5/5 - 391pp
    More excellent tales of a Yorkshire Vet in the 1930s.
  132. November 3rd: Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card - £4.81 - 3/5 - 502pp
    Some excellent stories, but I didn't agree with most of his selections.
  133. November 7th: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - 3/5 - 87pp
    Written as a bit of a mystery story, but the plot point is now known to everyone, so it no longer works.
  134. November 8th: Shadow's Blade by David B. Coe - £2.12 - 3/5 - 272pp
    OK, but a bit too much magic and new rules turning up unexpectedly
  135. November 12th: Masquerade in Lodi by Lois McMaster Bujold - £2.49 - 5/5 - 97pp
    Simply splendid, as expected.
  136. November 12th: Harpy's Flight by Megan Lindholm - £1.99 - 4/5 - 203pp
    A very good introduction and story. I'm looking forward to the next ones in the series.
  137. November 13th: The Big Time by Fritz Leiber - £1.73 - 4/5 - 270pp
    A scene in the Time Wars. Good.
  138. November 14th: Naughty Neighbour by Janet Evanovich - Free - 3/5 - 115pp
    A typical romance. Light and fluffy, with plot holes galore. But readable.
  139. November 15th: Sharpe's Waterloo by Bernard Cornwell - £0.99 - 5/5 - 339pp
    As expected, excellent. A great fictionalised account of the battle of Waterloo, with notes at the end.
  140. November 19th: Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman - Free - 5/5 - 285pp
    A most enjoyable contemporary fantasy, mostly set off-world.
  141. November 20th: The Riddle of the The Mile by Colin Dexter -£1.19 - 4/5 - 213pp
    Morse messes up, and bodies drop like flies.
  142. November 22nd: Rumpole at Christmas by John Mortimer - £0.99 - 4/5 - 115pp
    With the stories all together, they're a little bit too similar in places. But fun.
  143. November 23rd: The Span of Empire - £2.00 - 5/5 - 563pp
    Excellent Mil SF/Space Opera
  144. November 29th: Thraxas of Turai by Martin Scott - £5.50 - 4/5 - 172pp
    Good stuff, but what a cliff hanger.
  145. November 30th: Refusal by Felix Francis - £1.99 - 5/5 - 317pp
    Impressive use of recurring characters. A good, fast read.
  146. December 1st: The Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri - £1.19 - 4/5 - 163pp
    Good mystery with Inspector Montalbano
  147. December 3rd: Neptune Crossing by Jeffrey A. Carver - Free - 4/5 - 296pp
    Fun alien, interesting idea, not quite sure about the hero.
  148. December 6th: Quofum by Alan Dean Foster - £3.85 - 2/5 - 224pp
    Incredibly slow, dull characters, all for a reveal in the final few pages and no real resolution. Very disappointing.
  149. December 11th: Lightspeed Magazine #3 edited by John Joseph Adams - £0.58 - 3/5 - 100pp
    Good and original. But....
  150. December 12th: Damage by Felix Francis - £1.99 - 5/5 - 342pp
    Excellent thriller in the horse racing world.
  151. December 13th: Shadow Sight by E. J. Stevens - Free - 1/5 - 237pp
    [ABANDONED - about 40%. Just not well enough done. Characters simply unbelievable]
  152. December 14th: Non-fiction 2011 by Baen Books - Free - 3/5 - 157pp
    Always interesting.
  153. December 16th: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler - £0.67 - 4/5 - 191pp
    Very good characterisation and plot. An enjoyable read.
  154. December 18th: Lucky Universe by Joshua James - Free - 3/5 - 294pp
    A shaky start, but it got better. I'm interested to see what happens next.
  155. December 20th: Tales from the Folly by Ben Aaronovitch - £1.99 - 5/5 - 136pp
    Delightful set of short stories, with introductions.
  156. December 22nd: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin - £0.99 - 5/5 - 340pp
    Excellent urban fantasy.
  157. December 24th: The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - 4/5 - 219pp
    It was good, but I didn't much like knowing the eventual outcome right from the start. A lovely cameo from Alan Breck Stuart
  158. December 28th: The Barbed Coil by J. V. Jones - £1.95 - 4/5 - 552pp
    Good. Interesting magic. Ridiculous fighting scenes. Enjoyable.


Books added to TBR

Freebies
  1. January 10th: Greylady by Peter Morwood (not added to TBR)
  2. January 29th: Some of the Best of Tor.com 2019 (read)
  3. February 11th: A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill (read)
  4. February 15th: Unto The Last Generation by Juanita Coulson (abandoned)
  5. February 23rd: Death at Bishop's Keep by Robin Paige (read)
  6. February 29th: Death at Gallows Green by Robin Paige (read)
  7. March 4th: Dancing with Myself by Charles Sheffield (read)
  8. March 23rd: Oakshot Complete Works of Lewis Carroll (not added to TBR)
  9. March 24th: A Very British History by Paul McAuley (read)
  10. March 29th: Oakshot Complete Works of Mark Twain (not added to TBR)
  11. March 29th: Oakshot Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (not added to TBR)
  12. March 29th: Oakshot Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (not added to TBR)
  13. March 29th: Oakshot OZ The Complete Collection (not added to TBR)
  14. April 15th: Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (already owned. not added to TBR)
  15. July 8th: Time for the Stars by Robert A Heinlein (not added to TBR)
  16. September 22nd: The White Magic Five and Dime by Steve Hockensmith (read)
  17. October 1st: Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg (read)
  18. November 30th: Some of the Best from Tor.com 2016 by Tor.com (unread)
  19. November 30th: Rocket Fuel by Tor.com (unread)
  20. December 1st: The Assassin's Riddle by Paul Doherty (unread)
  21. December 1st: Lost Mars edited by Mike Ashley (unread)
  22. December 16th: [I]Lucky's Marines[/i} nine books by Joshua James (read 1/9)

Bought
  • January (8/£25.79): Grantville Gazette #87, F&SF January/February 2020, Eye Spy, Through Fiery Trials, The Valley of Shadows, All the Plagues of Hell, The Pagan Lord, Guilty Not Guilty
  • February (6/£8.94): Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, Analog SFF March/April 2020, Asimov's SF March/April 2020, A Decline in Prophets
  • March (3/£8.35): Grantville Gazette #88, F&SF March/April 2020, To the Land of Long Lost Friends
  • April (4/£3.96): Highfire, Dragonsbane, Haven of Darkness, Incident on Ath
  • May (5/£9.21): F&SF May/June 2020, The Terridae, Spectrum of a Forgotten Sun, Love in Amsterdam, The Physicians of Vilnoc
  • June (6/£6.83): The First Rumpole Omnibus (Rumpole of the Bailey, The Trial s of Rumpole, Rumpole's Return),Death in a Desert Land, Someday the Rabbi Will Leave, Accepting the Lance
  • July (5/£6.45): The Fowl Twins, False Value, Murder by Matchlight, Stig of the Dump, The Quantum Garden
  • August (3/£3.47): Closer to the Chest, Armada, The Colours of all the Cattle
  • September (3/£3.97): Now You See Them, Don't Panic, Tombland
  • October (11/£17.33): The Last Emperox, Tunnel Through the Deeps, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, Every Living Thing, Symbol of Terra, The Quillian Sector, Liaden Universe Constellation 4, Grantville Gazette Print VIII, Lifelode
  • November (7/£15.94): Proof, Masquerade in Lodi, Harpy's Flight, Rumpole at Christmas, Refusal, Damage, Thraxas of Turai
  • December (7/£6.94): Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception, The Big Sleep, Farewell my Lovely, The Long Goodbye, Lucky Tales from the Folly, The City We Became, Queen of Storms


Analysis
TBR: [B]901/B]
Books read: 158 (including 30 freebies, 1 re-reads, 6 abandoned)
Books otherwise removed from TBR pile: 50 (6 read previously, 44 discarded)

Books removed from TBR pile: 207
Books added to TBR pile: 90 (including 22 freebies, 2 omnibus counted as 6)
Removed/Added: 2.30
Net reduction for 2020: 117

Non-free books read: 128 (including 1 re-reads)
Total cost of books read: £197.84
Average cost of books read: £1.55

Non-free books bought: 68 (including 2 omnibus counted as 6)
Total cost of books bought: £117.18
Average cost of books bought: £1.72


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'm carrying forward two goals as while I hit my marks in 2019, I'm still enjoying them. Three history goals altogether: Germany from the end of the Great War to the end of WWII; a shift in emphasis from Ancient Greek to Ancient Rome; and a new goal of Spanish history. Six books in each; I especially don't want to burn out on the repeated goals (and I may revisit them at the six-month point). I'll also track related literature in each category.

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

As ever, I link to my Goodreads shelves because I'm lazy.

120 books

Ancient Rome

Germany: Versailles to VE Day

Spain

Adding another goal of reading everything I buy. It's a longshot, but I figure codifying it will help.

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01. 20th January 2020 Our Oriental Heritage (The Story of Civilization, #1) 3/5 stars

02. 25th January 2020 The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) 1/5 stars

03. 08th March 2020 Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26) 5/5 stars

04. 14th March 2020 M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, #13) 3/5 stars

05. 17th March 2020 Death of a Gigolo (A Jaine Austen Mystery #17) 3/5 stars

06. 20th March 2020 Darkness on the Edge of Town 5/5 stars

07. 23th March 2020 Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15) 1/5 stars

08. 25th March 2020 The Complete Sherlock Holmes 2/5 stars

09. 27th March 2020 Mozzarella and Murder (Papa Pacelli's Pizzeria, #13) 3/5 stars

10. 31st March 2020 Caramel Sundae & Murder (Oceanside Cozy #40) 3/5 stars

11. 3rd April 2020 Florist Grump (A Flower Shop Mystery #17) 3/5 stars

12. 4th April 2020 The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain #2) 5/5 stars

13. 08th April 2020 Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations, #1-2) 3/5 stars

14. 13th April 2020 Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) 5/5 stars

15. 13th April A Thin Crust of Murder (Papa Pacelli's Pizzeria, #14) 2/5 stars

16. 15th April 2020 Moss Hysteria (A Flower Shop Mystery, #18) 5/5 stars

17. 17th April 2020 One Piece, Volume 1: Romance Dawn 5/5 stars

18. 20th April 2020 Shop Till You Drop (Dead-End Job Mystery, #1) 4/5 stars

19. 21st April 2020 Five Have a Wonderful Time (Famous Five, #11) 3/5 stars

20. 24th April 2020 Murder Between the Covers (Dead-End Job Mystery, #2) 5/5 stars

21. 27th April 2020 Radiant Angel (John Corey, #7) 2/5 stars

22. 30th April 2020 Dying to Call You (A Dead-End Job Mystery #3) 1/5 stars

23. 02nd May 2020 Five Run Away Together (Famous Five, #3) 2/5 stars

24. 08th May 2020 Body on the Bayou (Cajun Country Mystery, #2) 2/5 stars

25. 12th May 2020 Just One Look, by Harlan Coben 3/5 stars

26. 17th May 2020 Just Murdered (Dead-End Job Mystery, #4) 5/5 stars

27. 20th May 2020 Rise of Empire (The Riyria Revelations, #3-4) 2/5 stars

28. 24th May 2020 High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby 5/5 stars

29. 1st June 2020 Heir of Novron (The Riyria Revelations, #5-6) 5/5 stars

30. 5th June 2020 Legend (Legend, #1) 4/5 stars

31. 7th June 2020 The Selection (The Selection, #1) 4/5 stars

32. 10th June 2020 On the Fence, by Kasie West 5/5 stars

33. 11th June 2020 Moment of Truth (Love, Life, and the List #3) 5/5 stars

34. 13th June Murder Unleashed (Dead-End Job Mystery, #5) 4/5 stars

35. 16th June 2020 Prodigy (Legend, #2) 2/5 stars

36. 19th June 2020 The Elite (The Selection, #2) 5/5 stars

37. 21st June 2020 The Dutch House 4/5 stars

38. 24th June 2020 The One (The Selection #3) 5/5 stars

39. 27th June 2020 By Your Side, by Kasie West, 1/5 stars

40. 29th June 2020 Murder with Reservations (A Dead-End Job Mystery #6) 5/5 stars

41. 10th July 2020 Missing You, by Harlan Coben 3/5 stars

42. 12th July 2020 The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) 3/5 stars

43. 19th July 2020 The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) 4/5 stars

44. 22th July 2020 The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) 5/5 stars

45. 26th July 2020 The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) 2/5 stars

46. 28th July 2020 Peace Talks (The Dresden Files, #16) 1/5 stars

47. 31st July 2020 N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone #14) 1/5 stars

48. 06th August 2020 A Cajun Christmas Killing (Cajun Country Mystery #3) 2/5 stars

49. 08th August 2020 Birthday Party Murder (Lucy Stone #30) 5/5 stars

50. 09th August 2020 The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #1) 3/5 stars

51. 12th August 2020 Written in Blood (Robert Hunter #11) 5/5 stars

52. 20th August 2020 The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) 2/5 stars

53. 04th September 2020 Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11) 3/5 stars

54. 10th September 2020 Shadows in Death (In Death, #51) 1/5 stars

55. 28th September 2020 The Path to Power 5/5 stars

56. 05th October 2020 As the Crow Flies - Jeffrey Archer 5/5 stars

57. 22th October 2020 Sugar and Vice - Eve Calder 3/5 stars

58. 02nd November 2020 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) 5 stars

59. 04th November 2020 Fortune and Glory (Stephanie Plum, #27) 4 stars

60. 07th November 2020 The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution 1 star

61. 16th November 2020 Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years 2 stars

62. 07th December 2020 The Physician 2 stars

63. 22nd December 2020 Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide 5/5 stars

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Read twice as many books as I buy.

Bought: 137 (41 + bundle)
Borrowed: 15
Free: 93

Read: 64
Expired: 6

Books read:
1. Aurora CV-01 - Ryk Brown (k) - 302
2. Generation Decks - Titus Chalk (k) - 278
3. The Sword of Kaigen - M L Wang (k) - 613
4. Luna: Wolf Moon - Ian McDonald (p) - 372
5. Red Moon and Black Mountain - Joy Chant (h) - 277
6. Third Girl - Agatha Christie (p) - 365
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7. Embers of War - Gareth L Powell (k) - 411
8. The Crown Conspiracy - Michael J Sullivan (k) - 311
9. Skyward - Brandon Sanderson (k) - 505
10. Beggar's Rebellion - Levi Jacobs (k) - 359
11. Endless Night - Agatha Christie (p) - 191
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12. Spinning Silver - Naomi Novik (k) - 465
13. Renegade - Joel Shepherd (k) - 468
14. The Ghost Bride - Yangsze Choo (e) - 370
15. Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny - Limmy (k) - 341
16. Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikovsky (k) - 600
17. Blade's Edge - Virginia McClain (k) - 314
18. By the Pricking of My Thumbs - Agatha Christie (p) - 191
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19. Fortune's Fool - Angela Boord (k) - 702
20. Life in the North - Tao Wong (k) - 334
21. The Ten Thousand Doors of January - Alix E Harrow (k) - 384
22. Hallowe'en Party - Agatha Christie (p) - 336
23. The Green Man's Heir - Juliet E McKenna (k) - 368
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24. The Moon's a Balloon - David Niven (k) - 322
25. Pushing Ice - Alastair Reynolds (p) - 513
26. Spark City - Robert J Power (k) - 746
27. Passenger to Frankfurt - Agatha Christie (p) - 192
28. Lifelode - Jo Walton (k) - 194
29. Redeemer of the Dead - Tao Wong (k) - 325
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30. Shadow Prowler - Alexey Pehov (p) - 381
31. The Labyrinth Makers - Anthony Price (k) - 240
32. Battlemage - Stephen Aryan (k) - 512
33. Nemesis - Agatha Christie (p) - 192
34. Battle Mage - Peter A Flannery (k) - 630
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35. The Cost of Survival - Tao Wong (k) - 302
36. The Book of Forgotten Authors - Christopher Fowler (k) - 400
37. King's Dragon - Kate Elliott (p) - 591
38. Elephants Can Remember - Agatha Christie (p) - 160
39. Paternus: Rise of Gods - Dyrk Ashton (k) - 504
40. The Big Show - Pierre Clostermann (k) - 246
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41. Swan Song - Robert R McCammon (k) - 929
42. Cities in Chains - Tao Wong (k) - 383
43. The Poppy War - R F Kuang (k) - 528
44. Exile - Glynn Stewart (k) - 334
45. Coast in Flames - Tao Wong (k) - 365
46. We Are Legion (We Are Bob) - Dennis E Taylor (k) - 369
47. All the Pretty Girls - J T Ellison (e) - 419
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48. Wild Magic - Tamora Pierce (e) - 258
49. The Last Day - Andrew Hunter Murray (k) - 407
50. Prince of Dogs - Kate Elliott (k) - 605
51. Postern of Fate - Agatha Christie (p) - 276
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52. The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart - Jesse Bullington (e) - 453
53. Artificial Condition - Martha Wells (e) - 88
54. The Burning Stone - Kate Elliott (k) - 916
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55. Curtain - Agatha Christie (k) - 215
56. The Vagrant - Peter Newman (k) - 404
57. The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man - Dave Hutchinson (k) - 336
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58. Child of Flame - Kate Elliott (k) - 1038
59. Sleeping Murder - Agatha Christie (h) - 190
60. Warrior Priest - Darius Hinks (e) - 410
61. In the Wet - Nevil Shute (h) - 240
62. Last Orders - Graham Swift (k) - 294
63. Missile Commander - Tony Temple (h) - 258
64. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde (p) - 373

Monthly Breakdown:
Spoiler:
January
Bought: 1 (£0.99)
Borrowed: 2
Free: 4
Read: 6 (£4.47)
Pages: 2207

February
Bought: 4 (£4.96)
Borrowed: 1
Free: 1
Read: 5 (£3.98)
Pages: 1777

March
Bought: 1 (£2.54)
Borrowed: 3
Free: 28
Read: 7 (£7.68)
Pages: 2749

April
Bought: 5 (£6.96)
Borrowed: 2
Free: 7
Read: 5 (£4.27)
Pages: 2124

May
Bought: 3 (£3.94)
Borrowed: 1
Free: 3
Read: 6 (£6.48)
Pages: 2292

June
Bought: 6 (£11.94)
Borrowed: 2
Free: 4
Read: 5 (£8.72)
Pages: 1955

July
Bought: 3 (£2.67)
Borrowed: 1
Free: 3
Read: 6 (£3.79)
Pages: 2203

August
Borrowed: 3
Free: 3
Expired: 6
Read: 7
Pages: 3427

September
Bought: 1 (£3.99)
Free: 2
Read: 4 (£5.98)
Pages: 1546

October
Bought: 5 (£36.95)
Free: 3
Read: 3 (£3.99)
Pages: 1457

November
Bought: 3 (£7.47)
Free: 1
Read: 3 (£4.97)
Pages: 955

December
Bought: 105 (£35.75)
Free: 34
Read: 6 (£34.09)
Pages: 2409


Additional Goals:

1. King of the Mountains. My 5 longest books should total over 3000 pages.
Current total: 4331
Spoiler:

1038 - Child of Flame - Kate Elliott
929 - Swan Song - Robert R McCammon
916 - The Burning Stone - Kate Elliott
746 - Spark City - Robert J Power
702 - Fortune's Fool - Angela Boord


2. Morningstar Crescent. An ongoing challenge to read all books shortlisted for the David Gemmell Morningstar Award. No specific target now the award has been closed down, but I do want to read the lot eventually. Let's say 5 books.
Current total: 5
Spoiler:
Winners:
2011 - Warrior Priest - Darius Hinks
2016 - The Vagrant - Peter Newman
Shortlisted:
2010 - Lamentation - Ken Scholes
2010 - The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart - Jesse Bullington
2011 - Shadow Prowler - Alexey Pehov
2011 - Tymon's Flight - Mary Victoria
2013 - Irenicon - Aidan Harte
2013 - Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff
2014 - The Path of Anger - Antoine Rouaud
2015 - The Mirror Empire - Kameron Hurley
2015 - The Godless - Ben Peek
2015 - Age of Iron - Angus Watson
2016 - Battlemage - Stephen Aryan
2016 - Starborn - Lucy Hounsom
2017 - Infernal - Mark de Jager
2017 - Duskfall - Christopher Husberg
2017 - Snakewood - Adrian Selby
2017 - Hope and Red - Jon Skovron
2018 - The Court of Broken Knives - Anna Smith Spark


3. Curtains. Finish the fiction of Agatha Christie. I've been working on this for years, and at the start of the year have just 10 books left to read.
Remaining: 0
Spoiler:

Third Girl (Poirot)
Endless Night
By the Pricking of My Thumbs (Tommy & Tuppence)
Hallowe'en Party (Poirot)
Passenger to Frankfurt
Nemesis (Marple)
Elephants Can Remember (Poirot)
Postern of Fate (Tommy & Tuppence)
Curtain (Poirot)
Sleeping Murder (Marple)


4. Paper Chase. Reduce my paper book collection.
Out: 16
In: 2
Net reduction: 14

5. Blogged Off. Read finalists from the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off.
Target: 6 (4 from the current contest).
Current Total: 6 (5)
Spoiler:
SPFBO 5 (2019)
The Sword of Kaigen - M L Wang
Fortune's Fool - Angela Boord
Blood of Heirs - Alicia Wanstall-Burke
A Tale of Stars and Shadow - Lisa Cassidy
Kalanon's Rising - Darian Smith
Never Die - Rob J Hayes
Beggar's Rebellion - Levi Jacobs
Blade's Edge - Virginia McClain
A Sea of Broken Glass - Sonya M Black
Spark City - Robert J Power

SPFBO 4 (2018)
Orconomics - J Zachary Pike
The Gods of Men - Barbara Kloss
We Ride the Storm - Devin Madsen
Sworn to the Night - Craig Schaefer
Symphony of the Wind - Stephen McKinnon
Aching God - Mike Shel

Ruthless Magic - Megan Crewe
Out of Nowhere - Patrick LeClerc
The Anointed - Keith Ward
Sowing - Angie Grigaliunas

SPFBO 3 (2017)
Where Loyalties Lie - Rob J Hayes
Sufficiently Advanced Magic - Andrew Howe
Crimson Queen - Alec Hutson
Devil's Night Dawning - Damien Black
Jack Bloodfist: Fixer - James Jakin
The Way Into Chaos - Harry Connolly
The War of Undoing - Alex Perry

Chaos Trims My Beard - Brett Herman
Tiger Lily - K Bird Lincoln
Pilgrimage to Skara - Jonathan S Pembroke

SPFBO 2 (2016)
The Grey Bastards - Jonathan French
The Path of Flames - Phil Tucker
Paternus - Dyrk Ashton
Fionn: Defence of Rath Bladhma - Brian O'Sullivan
Larcout - K A Krantz

Assassin's Charge - Claire Frank
The Music Box Girl - K A Stewart
The Moonlight War - S K S Perry
Outpost - F T McKinstry

The Shadow Soul - Kaitlyn Davis

SPFBO 1 (2015)
The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids - Michael McClung
Bloodrush - Ben Galley
The Weight of a Crown - Tavish Kaeden
City of Burning Shadows - Barbara J Webb
Sins of a Sovereignty - Plague Jack
What Remains of Heroes - David Benem
Shattered Sands - W G Saraband
Under a Colder Sun - Greg James
Priest - Matthew Colville
A Soul for Trouble - Crista McHugh


Legend:
Book title: read,own,don't own
(p) paperback, (h) hardback, (k) kindle, (e) epub, (i) ibook/pdf, (a) audio

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  • Total Books: 50 (stretch goal of 75)
  • Total Pages: 25,000
  • ETBR Reduction: 25
  • PTBR Reduction: 10

Substantive Goals:
  • Read at least 51% non-American authors
  • Read more female/nonbinary authors than male
  • Read at least 52 short stories
  • Read at least 10 of the New Leaf Book Club/Literary Book Club selections

Short Stories/Novellas (17):
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  1. "Sentry of Sky" by Evelyn E. Smith
  2. "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami
  3. "The Night Came Slowly" by Kate Chopin
  4. "Asleep in Armageddon" by Ray Bradbury
  5. "The Lifted Veil" by George Eliot
  6. "Miracle" by Lucy Corin
  7. "The Mystery of the Blue Jar" by Agatha Christie
  8. "From The Diary of a Violent Tempered Man" by Anton Chekov - 5 stars
  9. "A Box, A Pocket, a Spaceman" by E. Catherine Tobler
  10. "Tideline" by Elizabeth Bear
  11. "Transformation" by Mary Shelley
  12. "Valedictorian" by NK Jemison
  13. "She Searches for God in the Storm Within" by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali
  14. "The Tunnel Ahead" by Alice Glaser
  15. "SPAM" By Savanah Burney
  16. "The Tomb" by HP Lovecraft
  17. "Dagon" by HP Lovecraft


Books (23):
Spoiler:
  1. A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto
  2. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Anne Terese Fowler - DROPPED
  3. Message to Adolf Pt. 1 by Osamu Tezuka
  4. Beasts, Gods, and Men by Ferdinand Ossendowski - DROPPED
  5. Message to Adolf Pt. 2 by Osamu Tezuka - 5 stars
  6. The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
  7. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  8. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carol Rovelli
  9. The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt by Ken Krimstien - 5 Stars
  10. The Raven Tower - Ann Leckie
  11. The Awakening - Kate Chopin
  12. A Clutch of Constables - Ngaio Marsh
  13. Showa: A History of Japan 1926-1939 by Mizuki Shigeru - 5 stars
  14. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
  15. The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
  16. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  17. Showa: A History of Japan 1939-1945 by Mizuki Shigeru - 5 stars
  18. The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar
  19. Showa: A History of Japan 1945-1953 by Mizuki Shigeru - 5 stars
  20. Gently With the Ladies by Alan Hunter
  21. Showa: A History of Japan 1953-1989 by Mizuki Shigeru - 5 stars
  22. The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
  23. All About Emily by Connie Willis

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Well, this was certainly a year. I managed to hit my revised goal for the year of 12,000 pages despite dropping it in September. I would have been happy with anything. 2021 here we come!




Covid-19 Update: On June 1st I reduced my goal to 12,000 pages and on September 1st I abandoned my goal entirely. I'm still tracking what I read (which isn't much) but I'm not going to aim for any specific number of pages. All I'm doing recently is some short stories from podcasts really. I've lost almost all of my dedicated reading time (i.e., my commute) so there's just no way for me to do this. Hopefully I'll be able to start reading again at some point this year.

I am keeping my goal from 2019 of 24,000 pages.

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


Page Goal: Read 24,000 pages in 2020.

Status as of December 31: 12,036 pages read, 44 books/short stories completed.



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  • New Authors: 15
  • New Years Read: 4
  • Audio books: 19 (91 hours)
  • Library books: 18

Favorite new-to-me book: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Favorite short story: Pockets by Amal El-Mohtar

Favorite book published this year: False Value by Ben Aaronovitch

Completed books:
Ordered by finish date
  1. The Water Museum - Nisi Shawl - LeVar Burton Reads #57
  2. Mindstar Rising - Peter F. Hamilton
  3. I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld 38 / Tiffany Aching 4) - Terry Pratchett
  4. The Mystery of the Blue Jar - Agatha Christie - Classic Tales Podcast #662
  5. The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisen
  6. Tideline - Elizabeth Bear - LeVar Burton Reads 1/27/2020
  7. The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan 1) - Tom Clancy
  8. Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors - Matt Parker - Audiobook
  9. The Gray Man - Mark Greaney
  10. Stone Cold (Camel Club 3) - David Baldacci
  11. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery - NLBC February 2020
  12. Red Rabbit (Jack Ryan 11) - Tom Clancy
  13. Ceremony in Death (In Death 5) - J.D. Robb
    • Abandoned: Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp 3) - Vince Flynn
  14. Uncompromising Honor (Honor Harrington 14) - David Weber
  15. Into the Fire (Orphan X 5) - Gregg Hurwitz
  16. False Value (Peter Grant 8) - Ben Aaronovitch
  17. The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett - NLBC March 2020 - Audiobook
  18. Dead Lions (Slough House 2) - Mick Herron - Audiobook
  19. Marvels - The Marvels Podcast
  20. The Martian - Andy Weir - First book since March 24!
  21. The Murders of Molly Southbourne - Tade Thompson
  22. The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb - Agatha Christie - Classic Tales Podcast #679
  23. Nine Lives - Ursula K. LeGuin
  24. Triplanetary (Lensman 1) - E.E. "Doc" Smith - Audiobook
  25. The Hot Zone - Richard Preston - Audiobook (Abridged)
  26. The Fight with the Gorgon - Robert Silverberg - Read by Wil Wheaton on RadioFree Burrito
  27. Wikihistory - Desmond Warzel
  28. Pockets - Amal El-Mohtar
  29. The Honour of Israel Gow - G. K. Chesterton
  30. This is How You Lose the Time War - Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  31. Sheepfarmer's Daughter (Paks 1) - Elizabeth Moon
  32. Divided Allegiance (Paks 2) - Elizabeth Moon
  33. Oath of Gold (Paks 3) - Elizabeth Moon
  34. The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe - Read by Wil Wheaton on Radio Free Burrito
  35. The Intern (Orphan X 3.5) - Gregg Hurwitz
  36. The Cipher - Isabella Maldonado
  37. The Rule of Four - Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason - Audiobook
  38. Low Energy Economy - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Read by LeVar Burton on LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  39. The List (Orphan X 5.5) - Gregg Hurwitz
  40. The Fellowship of the Ring (LotR 1) - J.R.R. Tolkien
  41. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - Audiobook read by Patrick Stewart
  42. Little Man - Michael Cunningham - Read by LeVar Burton on LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  43. The Innocence of Father Brown (Father Brown 1) - G.K. Chesterton
  44. A Spell for Chameleon - Piers Anthony



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2020 Goals

3,000 pages per month : Met in Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
Ebooks - TBR Reduced by 10; Current: +179
Audiobooks - TBR Reduced by 10; Current: -1
Magazines - TBR Reduced by 10; Current: -2

Magazines Read So Far: 6
Spoiler:

1. 3/5 Asimov Mag Oct/Nov 2010
2. 3/5 Asimov Mag Aug 2010
3. 3/5 Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine March April 2020
4. 3/5 Asimov Sept 2010
5. 3/5 Asimov Dec 2010
6. 2/5 Asimov Feb 2011
8. 2/5 Lightspeed Oct 2010 - Stephen King "Beachworld"



2020 Purchases Read: 32
Spoiler:


1. Darwin's Watch - Terry Pratchett
2. The Globe - Terry Pratchett
3. Doing Time - Jodi Taylor (ebook + audio) $1.06+
4. Whiskey Sour - J A Konrath (ebook + audio) $2.13+
5. Probable Paws - Leighann Dobbs (ebook + audio) $0.00+
6. Weapons Master's Choice - Terry Brooks
7. The Black Irix - Terry Brooks
8. Plan For The Worst - Jodi Taylor (ebook + audio)
9. Pretty Is as Pretty Does - Elizabeth Spann Craig
10. Forget Nothing - Ben Acker
11. Murder in an English Village - Jessica Ellicot $6.37
12. Borders of Infinity - Louis McMaster Bujold
13. Order of Manatees - Larry Correia
14. Inside Jobs: Time of Quarantine - Ben H Winters
15. Nice Dragons Finish Last - Rachel Aaron
16. Forget Nothing - Jason Anspach
17. Spellsinger - Alan Dean Foster (ebook+ audiobook)
18. The Cuckoo's Cry - Caroline Overington
19. Bearers of the Black Staff - Terry Brooks
20. Measure of Magic - Terry Brooks
21. Peace Talks - Jim Butcher
22. Battle Ground - Jim Butcher
23. The Institute - Stephen King
24. Cetaganda - Lois McMaster Bujold
25. Brothers in Arms - Lois McMaster Bujold
26. Cleaning is Murder - Elizabeth Spann Craig
27. Total Recall - Philip Dick
28. Amazing Mrs Polifax (Dorothy Gilman (audio)
29. The Vor Game - Louis McMaster Bujold (covid estories)
30. Brief Cases - Jim Butcher (free from Redditor)
31. Perfect Storm - Jodi Taylor
32. The Last Druid - Terry Brooks $8.48

Free
1. Caffeine - Michael Pollan Free audible
2. Beezer - Brandon Snider Free audible
3. Pile of Bones - Michael J Sullivan (audio) free audible
4. Tales of Beedle the Bard - J K Rowling free audible
5. The Messengers - Lindsay Joelle free audible
6. The Book of Baby Names - Norman Prentiss free from author
7. Ranger's Oath - Blake Arthur Peel free from narrator
8. The Test - Sylvain Neuvel Audible Plus
9. The Getaway - Greer Hendrikson (audio) free audible



Short Stories & Novellas - 101
Spoiler:


01. 4/5 Fangs For the Memories - Molly Harper (audio)
Short story - funny intro to some characters
02. 4/5 Masked Ball at Broxley Manor - Rhys Bowen (audio)
Short Story - Relisten of new recording. Still enjoyed!
03. 5/5 Blue On Black - Michael Connelly (audio)
Short story - short but really good.
04. 2/5 Switchblade - Michael Connelly (audio)
Short story - Story didn't jell for me. Bosch deals with a cold case.
05. 3/5 Out of My Mind - Alan Arkin (audio)
Interesting. At least its short.
06. 4/5 The Bone Farm - Dean Koontz (audio)
Short story - This was well written, but so creepy.
07. 3/5 A Mind Of Her Own - Paula McLain (audio)
Short story. Good presentation of short biography.
08. 1/5 Gather Round the Sound - ed. Paulo Coelho (audio)
The Aussie version of Night Before Christmas only good thing about this.
09. 4/5 Who Goes There - John W Campbell (audio)
Novella - Alien creature in the Antarctic.
10. 5/5 Evil Eye - Madhuri Shekar (audio)
Novella - outstanding thriller!
11. 3/5 The Booktaker - Bill Pronzini (audio)
Novella- Case of the book and map thief.
12. 1/5 Diary of Hounslow Girl - Ambreen Razia (audio)
Novella - Excellent narrator (author), but coming of age stories aren't for me.
13. 1/5 The Hospital - Keith Blackmore (audio)
Short story - Excessive violence, not much story.
14. 2/5 Mrs Zant and the Ghost - Wilkie Collins (audio)
Short ghost story - started strong and fizzled.
15. 5/5 3 Truths and a Lie - Lisa Gardner (audio)
Really great short story!!!
16. 1/5 High Heat - Lee Child (audio)
Short story - did not keep my attention.
17. 4/5 Knights Templar - Patrick Auerback (audio)
Novella - Concise non-fiction history with a lot of stuff I didn't know.
18. 5/5 Wait It Out - Larry Niven (audio)
Short story. Excellent. Guy on Pluto.
19. 5/5 What Can You Say About Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers - Larry Niven (audio)
Short Story. Oh no!! Alien overlords!
20. 2/5 Steel For Hire - Richard Fierce (audio)
Novella. Not for me. Zombies. This is a part 1, not a book 1.
21. 3/5 Lock and Key - Ridley Pearson (audio)
I didn't get the end. It was good until then.
22. 4/5 The Very First Damned Thing - Jodi Taylor (audio)
Novella - I had a bit of trouble following this one.
23. 5/5 When A Child is Born - Jodi Taylor (audio)
Short story - An obscure couple is not what it seems.
24. 5/5 Roman Holiday - Jodi Taylor (audio)
short story - Julius Ceasar.
25. 5/5 Christmas Present - Jodi Taylor(audio+ebook)
Short but exciting. Bodica's attack on Romans.
26. 3/5 Ships Stings and Wedding Rings - Jodi Taylor
Short story. Good but not outstanding.
27. 5/5 Great Mary's Day Out - Jodi Taylor (audio)
St. Mary's goes to see Hamlet.
28. 4/5 My Name is Markham - Jodi Taylor (audio)
Viewpoint of Markham.
29. 4/5 Christmas Past - Jodi Taylor (audio)
Visiting Mathew's past
30. 5/5 Battersea Baricades - Jodi Taylor (audio)
Background of Mavis and Mrs. Endobe
31. 4/5 Steam Pump Jump - Jodi Taylor (audio)
Pushing Tim into Romance.
32. 4/5 And Now For Something Completely Different - Jody Taylor (audio)
To Boldly go...
33. 4/5 When Was The Last Time You Saw Your Father - Jodi Taylor (audio)
Good story.
34. 4/5 Why Is Nothing Simple - Jodi Taylor (audio)
Major Guthrie's last jump.
35. 4/5The Wizard and the Frog - Richard Fierce (audio)
Funny D&D sort of book. Knight's girlfriend turned into frog.
36. 3/5 Inside Jobs: Tales in the Time of Quarantine - Ben Winters (audio)
First one is pretty funny.
37. 4/5 Tales of Beedle the Bard - J K Rowling (audio)
Pretty good stories.
38. 3/5 Bill Bryson's Appliances of Science - Bill Bryson (audio)
Snippets from Museum of Science - London.
39. 1/5 Everything for my Bubula - Geoff Sturtevant (audio)
This was awful.
40. 2/5 The Messenger - Lindsay Joelle (audio)
More a play than a book. Just ok.
41. 3/5 Whistlin' In the Graveyard - Jonathan Maberry (audio)
Graveyard digger with missing body.
42. 2/5 This Cleansing Fire - Joseph Nassise
Short story for a series that isn't for me.
43. 2/5 Haunting of Mercer House - Carrie Bates (audio)
Very formulaic. Well narrated.
44. 2/5 Memory Iota - T K Ware (audio)
Billed as horror or fantasy. Wasn't really either.
45. 3/5 My Soul To Lose - Rachel Vincent (audio)
YA Girl reveals panic attacks but tells nobody about what she sees.
46. 3/5 The Demon Next Door - Bryan Burrow (audio)
True Crime - serial killer from small town Texas
47. 3/5 The Safe Man - Michael Connelly (audio)
He writes such great books, but short stories are just ho hum.
48. 4/5 The God Engines - John Scalzi (audio)
Not a pleasant subject, but I can see why this was nominated.
49. 5/5 The 7th Month - Lisa Gardner (audio)
Gardner's first short story and it was great!
50. 3/5 Death of Ivan Ilyavitch - Leo Tolstoy (audio)
Good story!
51. 4/5 The Cold, Cold Ground - William Campbell Gaunt
This was pretty good. Early pulp detective novel.
52. 3/5 Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook - Terry Pratchett (audio)
Travel tips for those riding Diskworld Train service.
53. 3/5 The Minuteman - Greg Donahue (audio)
History of Jews who banned against Nazi's in 1930s NYC
54. 3/5 Adventures of Tom Stranger: Intergalactic Insurance Agent - Larry Corriea (audio)
Glad this was free. Has funny points though.
55. 5/5 Jewel of Dantenos - Brian D Anderson (audio)
I liked this prequel so much, I bought the omnibus! Sword&sorcery
56. 5/5 Alien III - William Gibson (audio)
Script with full cast. Different from movie.
57. 1/5 Hole in the Wall Barrett - Max Brand
Revenge short story. Didn't like it.
58. 3/5 Interview with a Robot - Lee Bacon (audio)
12 year old claiming she is robot talks to social worker
59. 3/5 Rivals Who changed the world - Scott McCormick
Interesting cause of some things that affected history.
60. 3/5 It's Not What You Think - Molly Burke (audio)
Life of a blind girl
61. 3/5 What Happens Next - Adam Savage (audio)
Mars exploration plans
62. 3/5 So Long Lollipops - Sarah Lyons Flemming (audio)
Zombies. It's supposed to be a fill in novella for Until The End of the World
63. 2/5 Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues - Molly Harper (audio)
Narration excellent. I did not get the story.
64. 2/5 Second Son - Lee Child (audio)
Jack Reacher at 13. Creepy kid.
65. 3/5 A Textbook Case - Jeffery Deaver (audio)
Lincoln Rhymes short story.
66. 2/5 Mulholland Dive - John Connelly (audio)
Once again, Connelly proves that he is not a short story writer.
67. 3/5 Striding Folly - Dorothy Sayers (audio)
Always funny. Great narrator.
68. 3/5 Death Is For the Dying - Andrew Hixon (audio)
Good story. PI has to investigate a former lover whose new lover is murdered.
69. 2/5 Ebb Tide - James Blaylock
Just couldn't get into it.2nd read.
70. 5/5 Professional Integrity - Michael J Sullivan (audio)
Princess arranges to have herself kidnapped.
71. 5/5 The Book Case - Nelson DeMille (audio)
Excellent! A bookshop owner dies when a bookcase falls on him.
72. 4/5 Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stephenson (audio)
Yet another old story that is set as a series of letters.
73. 2/5 Design for Justice - Joshua Holmes (audio)
Didn't keep my attention.
74. 2/5 Les Liasons - Choderlos de Laclos (audio)
Honestly, the movie was better. Series of message and letter exchanges.
75. 3/5 Peacer: Unmasked - Dave Swavely (audio)
Prequel to Peacer series. Good, not sure I'll listen to series though.
76. 4/5 Murder In The Majestic Playhouse - Michael G Ryan
Kinkade shows up to fix furnace. Gets involved with ghosts.
77. 4/5 The Last Ride - Robert Howard (audio)
Splendid western; young man's brothers are rustlers.
78. 5/5 The Dispatcher - John Scalzi (audio)
I don't care for his books (so far), but his short stories are outstanding!
79. 3/5 And All Through The House - Ed McBain
Short from 87th Precinct series. Christmas Eve.
80. 2/5 Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare (audio)
Dramatized LA Theaterworks. I had trouble following without visuals.
81. 3/5 Legion - Brandon Sanderson (audio)
Good story, but confusing (on purpose by writer).
82. 3/5 The Shield Maiden - Michael Tinker Pearce (audio)
Female warrior trying to prove herself in after-battle.
83. 5/5 Darkness Under the Sun - Dean Koontz
Excellent horror in a short story. Creepy right to the end.
84. 2/5 Cut and Run - Ben Acker (audio)
Comedy featuring kidney thieves. Ensemble cast did not make me like this.
85. 3/5 Jack London's Short Stories - Jack London (audio)
Good stories but narrator was overly dramatic.
86. 4/5 Deadlocked - A. R. Wise (audio)
Good zombie thriller novella
87. 5/5 Suicide Run - Michael Connelly (audio)
3 great short stories.
88. 5/5 Allanon's Quest - Terry Brooks
Good short story. How Allanon found Shea Ohmsford
89. 5/5 The Weapon's Master's Choice - Terry Brooks
Surprise near end for both Garet Jax and reader
90. 5/5 The Black Irix - Terry Brooks
Panamon Creel and another adventure
91. 5/5 Total Recall - Philip K Dick (audio+ebook)
This is great. Movie based on this short story.
92. 4/5 Working for Bigfoot - Jim Butcher (audio) *
Dresden is hired to find out what's up with son of a Bigfoot.
93. 4/5 Cold Flame - Ann Charles (audio)
Aunt Zoe and Fireman Reid are maybe an item.
94. 3/5 Tequila & Time - Ann Charles (audio)
Violet in a silly plot.
95. 5/5 A Perfect Storm - Jodi Taylor
Getting a grant of money is harder than you think when you are St. Mary's.
96. 4/5 The Test - Sylvain Neuvel (audio) *
What starts as a test for citizenship goes very dark.
97. 3/5 Thonn - Simon Haynes
Cute story.
98. 3/5 The Getaway - Greer Hendrickson (audio)
Good story. Excellent narration
99. 4/5 Red Sands - Nicholas Sansbury Smith (audio)
Good story. Sensible plot. Ending confusing.
100. 4/5 White Sands - Nicholas Sansbury Smith (audio)
Good story. Fast plot. Should have listened to before Red Sands.
101. 3/5 Solar Storms - Nicholas Sansbury Smith (audio)
Narrator style was annoying.




Books
January - Pages read: 5122
01. 5/5 Reckoning - Scott Bartlett (audio)
This author went where most don't go. Great battles!
02. 4/5 Automatic Detective - A Lee Martinez (audio)
Wonderful noir with a robot cab driver as detective.
03. 5/5 Nashville Noir - Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain (audio)
Music city murder involving teenager from Cabot Cove
04. 3/5 Ranger Confidential - Andria Lankford (ebook+audio)
Good and bad of a practicing ranger in national park.
05. 2/5 Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble - H P Mallory (audio)
Disappointment after excellent first series.
06. 4/5 Jack of Spades - Carol Joyce Oates (audio)
I had my doubts, but this turned to be a good psychological mystery.
07. 2/5 Toil and Trouble - H P Mallory (audio)
Didn't like it. Author switched to mommie porn after 1st successful series.
08. 5/5 The Concrete Blonde - Michael Connelly (audio+ebook)
This was excellent. A trial and serial killer keep you guessing.
09. 5/5 Magic Kingdom For Sale: Sold - Terry Brooks (audio+ebook)
Kept my attention right through. Reread.
10. 3/5 Viva Durant & the Secret of the Silver Buttons - Ashli St Armant (audio)
This was a good read - kids would enjoy this mystery, Free Audible Original
11. 5/5 Scions of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio)
1st of 4 books. Great, slow build up to several quests.
12. 5/5 Druid of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio)
2nd book of 4. More intense now, really enjoyed!
13. 4/5 Wizards of Once - Cressida Cowell (audio)
Wizards, warriors and witches in a kids story. Enjoyed!
14. 3/5 Book of Baby Names - Norman Prentiss
Series of horror short stories. Some good, some a miss.
15. 5/5 Elf Queen of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio)
3rd book of 4. Another great story. Focus on Wren and search for elves.
February - Pages read: 5112
16. 5/5 Talismans of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio)
Too much coincidence, but otherwise satisfying ending.
17. 3/5 Caffeine - Michael Pollan (audio)
Current science on caffeine. Author is good narrator!
18. 5/5 Murder in an English Village - Jessica Elliot (audio)
This was a delightful cozy set in 1920s England.
19. 5/5 Dead Beat - Jim Butcher (audio)
Chicago under threat from necromancers. Excellent!
20. 4/5 Stalking the Zombie - Mike Resnick
Short stories from Fable of tonight. Good for a fan of the series.
21. 4/5 Dead or Alive - Tom Clancy & Grant Blackwood (audio)
Not as good as his early novels, with some slog, but kept me interested.
22. 5/5 The Pusher - Ed McBain (audio+ebook)
Addict dies, his sister is attacked, addict in cop's family.
23. 5/5 Nameless - Dean Koontz (audio) *
6 short stories revolving around nameless vigilante seeking justice for others.
24. 5/5 Running With The Demon - Terry Brooks (audio)
Excellent lead into the 3 book story.
25. 5/5 Call of the Wild - Jack London (audio) *
Adventure story from the viewpoint of a dog. Still great!
26. 4/5 Knight Of The Word- Terry Brooks (audio)
Excellent story but a bit slow and short on action.
27. 5/5 Angel Fire East - Terry Brooks (audio)
Excellent end to this trilogy.
28. 4/5 Borders of Infinity - Lois McMaster Bujold (audio)
Three great stories with Miles.
29. 1/5 Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection - Alexander C. Kane (audio)
I gave it 2 hours and can't take any more. Has some good lines. Returned.
30. 2/5 A Hunger For The Infinite - Gregory Benford (audio)
Just doesn't keep my attention
March - Pages read: 4422
31. 5/5 Plum Island - Nelson DeMille (audio)
This was good although sometimes a bit rambly.
32. 3/5 Patrimony - Alan Dean Foster (audio)
Good, but rambles in the center.
33. 4/5 Keeper of Lost Causes - Jussi Adler-Olsen (audio)
Danish detective works cold case with Muslim assistant.
35. 5/5 Ilse Witch - Terry Brooks *
Story really draws you in. Looking forward to next book.
36. 3/5 The Queen's Jewels - Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain (audio)
Good story but not compelling.
37. 5/5 Proven Guilty - Jim Butcher (audio)
Still a great story!
38. 3/5 Beezer - Brandon Snider (audio)
Kid's story. Not bad but kids would enjoy more.
39. 2/5 Breach of Security - Susan Hill (audio)
Lack of plot cohesion
40. 5/5 Antrax - Terry Brooks (audio) *
They get to their destination. Bad things happen.
41. 5/5 White Night - Jim Butcher (audio)
Another great story. Witches are being killed.
42. 4/5 V-Wars - Jonathan Maberry ed. (audio)
This was pretty good. Stories by different authors.
43. 5/5 Killer's Choice - Ed McBain (audio+ebook)
Reread and just as good as the first time!
April - Pages read: 5490
44. 5/5 Just One Damned Thing After Another - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
This is great! 3rd read of it.
45. 5/5 Symphony of Echoes - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
These people are so crazy yet so dedicated.
46. 5/5 A Second Chance - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
The Trojan War... and other incidents.
47. 5/5 A Trail Through Time - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
Another great story. Time police out of control.
48. 5/5 No Time Like The Past - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
Multiple calamities. What do you expect? They are historians.
49. 5/5 What Could Possibly Go Wrong - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
Suspicions of traitor. Middle ages mostly.
50. 5/5 Lies, Damned Lies and History - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
All the things go wrong with inaccurate history. Fun!
51. 5/5 And The Rest Is History - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
This one will make you cry.
52. 2/5 Death of Yesterday - M C Beaton (audio)
Thankfully short; Didn't really hold my attention.
53. 5/5 Argumentation of Historians - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
1399 England. Still witty, but this one was more serious.
54. 5/5 The Morgawr - Terry Brooks
Lots of things were drawn out over the whole book, but satisfying at end.
55. 4/5 Hope For The Best - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
Enjoyed the story but Clive Ronan is getting overdone.
56. 5/5 Small Favor - Jim Butcher (audio)
Denarius and goat people!
May - Pages read: 3385
57. 5/5 Turn Coat - Jim Butcher (audio)
Focus on the island out in Lake Michigan. Morgan is in trouble.
58. 3/5 Mermaid Fins, Winds & Rolling Pins - Erin Johnson (audio)
Mermaid palace with pirates. Choppy plot cozy/paranormal but fun.
59. 2/5 Camp Red Moon - R L Stine (audio)
Kid's horror - not for me.
60. 1/5 Race of Thieves - S M Reine (audio)
Didn't like it. Abandoned half way through.
61. 5/5 Ranger's Oath - Blake Arthur Peel (audio)
This was great!
62. 3/5 Asimov's Scifi Magazine - Oct/Nov 2010
Good stories, nothing outstanding to me.
63. 4/5 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (ebook +audio)
Wonderful! So many threads, all nicely wrapped by end.
64. 2/5 Carnival Row - Stephanie K Smith (audio)
So so.
65. 4/5 Hail To The Chief - Ed McBain (audio)
Includes extensive 1st person for gang member. Enjoyed this.
66. 4/5 Nice Dragons Finish Last - Rachel Aaron (audio)
Fun with lots of villians. Leans YA
67. 5/5 Changes - Jim Butcher (audio)
Red Court is focus in this one.
June - Pages read: 4461
68. 4/5 Ghost Story- Jim Butcher (audio)
Dresden has to work through his ghost.
69. 5/5 Cold Days - Jim Butcher (audio)
Dead guy becomes winter knight
70. 5/5 Doin' Time - Jodi Taylor (audio)
1st book of new series. This was just as great as the first!
71. 5/5 Skin Game - Jim Butcher (audio)
This one was really good. Lots of action.
72. 5/5 Reaper Man - Terry Pratchett (audio)
Death is told he will die. He becomes a hired hand on a small farm.
73. 3/5 Brief Cases - Jim Butcher (audio)
Short stories and novellas in Dresden Files. Ok stories.
74. 4/5 A Dying Shame - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
Silly cozy with octogenarian sleuth.
75. 5/5 A Progressive Murder - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
Multiple murders in a family.
76. 5/5 A Body In The Backyard - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
Love the characters and plot. Don't really like the narrator.
77. 5/5 Death at Drop In - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
Multiple unrelated murders.
July - Pages read: 5478
78. 5/5 Death at Book Club - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
I love these stories. Book clubs can be dangerous!
79. 3/5 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep - Philip K Dick (audio) *
This was a good story but not outstanding for me.
80. 4/5 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Good book. The end was almost a letdown from the chase.
81. 2/5 The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury (audio)
Stories were just ok for me. Too much philosophy.
82. 5/5 The Vor Game - Lois McMaster Bujold (audio)
Miles has graduated from cadet school. Gregor has an adventure.
83. 3/5 How To Defeat the Demon King in 10 Easy Steps - Andrew Rowe
Kid's book. Gave it a 3 for the excellent narration.
84. 4/5 The Hugo Stories Volume 1 - Mike Resnick
Good stories; three out of 5 were outstanding for me.
85. 3/5 The Black Unicorn - Terry Brooks (audio)
Good book, but not outstanding as the first one. Meeks is back
86. 4/5 Spellsinger - Dean Alan Foster (audio+ebook)
Pretty good. Pre-law student whisked to world of animals.
87. 5/5 The Relic - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (audio)
Great story but much like a disaster movie.
88. 2/5 Captain's Door - Ciara Houghton (audio)
Dull and narrator was monotone.
89. 5/5 The Hugos Volume 2 - Mike Resnick (audio)
Outstanding! Every story is at least very good, but most outstanding!
90. 1/5 Red Rising - Pierce Brown (audio)
Abandoned 1/2 through. Excellent narration.
91. 3/5 Science of Diskworld - Terry Pratchett
Earth science documentary using Diskworld wizards to explain. more or less.
92. 3/5 Whiskey Sour - J A Konrath (audio)
Detective searches for serial killer. Somewhat humerous.
93. 3/5 Raised Bed Gardening - James Paris
Bought for my late sister (she never got to read it). Interesting, but I knew most of this stuff already.
94. 4/5 Seniors Sleuth - J J Chow
Winston Wong's first case investigates death of man at assisted living.
95. 3/5 I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
Vampires. Good book. Had to read during pandemic.
August - Pages read: 5760
96. 3/5 One Minute organizer Plain & Simple - Donna Smallin
Took me 7 years to finally read this. Says something about me.
97. 3/5 Buchanan's War - Jonas Ward
Buchanan becomes a Ranger. Story is stilted.
98. 4/5 Ambush on the Mesa - Gordon Shirreffs
Suspense - survivors are trapped in a canyon.
99. 5/5 Side Jobs - Jim Butcher (audio)
Relisten. All great stories!
100. 4/5 Hugh Monn - Lee Houston (audio)
Pulp detective novel with aliens. I enjoyed most of it.
101. 3/5 Horseman of the Shadows - Bradford Scott
Texas ranger Slade - rescues people; solves some sneaky rustling
102. 3/5 The Blue Mustang - Will Henry
16 year old suddenly faces fight for life.
103. 5/5 Jarka Ruus - Terry Brooks (audio)
Good intro - Grianne is center in story (again), this time as head of Druids. Enjoyed!
104. 4/5 Wanted Dead or Alive - Ray Hogan (audio)
2 stories - 2nd one very good of man trying to return money to dead man's wife.
105. 3/5 Gun Runners - Jackson Cole
Texas Ranger left to die in ant hill. Vows revenge.
106. 5/5 Tanequil - Terry Brooks (audio)
Very much enjoyed. Book 2 of trilogy.
107. 4/5 Apache Lawman - Phil Dunlap
Marshall and new Apache partner investigate a prison escape.
108. 3/5 Trap For Buchanan - Jonas Ward
Buchanan helps 2 kids. Grandpa of one is a gold miner in trouble.
109. 5/5 The Straken - Terry Brooks (audio)
Great end to this trilogy.
110. 5/5 Eighty Million Eyes - Ed McBain (audio)
Comedian murdered during live television.McBain really enjoyed writing this.
111. 3/5 Epic Tomatoes - Craig LeHoullier
Great history of tomato varieties.
September - Pages read: 5306
112. 5/5 Theft of Swords - Michael J Sullivan (audio)
Excellent sword and sorcery!
113. 3/5 Probable Paws - Leann Dobbs (audio)
I almost gave it up but it got better. Ghosts, missing books, interfering sheriff.
114. 4/5 Death Pays A Visit - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
Slueths are advised of murder before it happens.
115. 5/5 Bearers of the Black Staff - Terry Brooks (audio)
If you ignore modern idioms used 500 years after destruction, great story.
116. 3/5 Ghosts - Ed McBain (audio)
2 different murders but are they related?
117. 4/5 Gateways - Elizabeth Hull ED. (audio)
Stories written in style of Frederick Pohl. About half are outstanding.
118. 5/5 Tidy the F*ck Up - Messie Condo (audio)
This was a funny poke at Marie Kondo, but includes valid dejunking tips.
119. 5/5 The Measure of Magic - Terry Brooks (audio)
The new Bearer of the Black staff has to battle trolls and demon. Conclusion.
120. 3/5 Winnie the Pooh (dramatized) - A. A. Milne (audio)
Cast presentation was great. Story, well, I'm not a kid anymore.
121. 2/5 The Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff (audio)
Loved the poem near the end. Simon Vance made this book tolerable.
122. 5/5 Peace Talks - Jim Butcher (audio)
1st of 2 parts. Excellent, kept my attention.
123. 5/5 Body at Bunco - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
Murder amongst the gnomes;
October - Pages read: 4014
124. 5/5 Wizard at Large - Terry Brooks (audio)
Way better than book 2. Story is cohesive.
125. 3/5 Buchanan's Gamble - Jonas Ward
Card game was boring, but rest of story was great.
126. 5/5 Battle Ground - Jim Butcher (audio)
This was great! 80% of book is battle!!
127. 5/5 Murder on Opening Night - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
Still love this series. Actress dies on stage while Myrtle and Miles watch.
128. 5/5 The Institute - Stephen King (audio)
This was incredibly suspenseful but difficult in the beginning.
129. 3/5 Cruising for Murder - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
Murder on a cruise. Plot didn't work well for me.
130. 5/5 Cetaganda - Lois McMaster Bujold (audio)
Miles and his cousin are being framed on Cetaganda.
131. 5/5 Wards of Faerie - Terry Brooks (audio)
The Druid's Keep is a dark character in this book.
132. 3/5 Ethan of Athos - Lois McMaster Bujold (audio) *
Good story but lacks the humor in the Miles' stories.
133. 4/5 Bloodfire Quest - Terry Brooks (audio)
I had some issues with the plot in this 2nd book of trilogy.
134. 5/5 Witch Wraith - Terry Brooks (audio)
Thrilling end to trilogy.
135. 4/5 Cooking is Murder - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
Good story but getting a bit formulaic.
November - Pages read: 3844
136. 5/5 Tangle Box - Terry Brooks (audio)
Enjoyed but the plot confusion in center. Apparently on purpose.
137. 5/5 Brothers In Arms - Lois McMaster Bujold (audio)
Miles is on Earth. Makes up clone to hide his dual role.
138. 5/5 Mischief - Ed McBain
The Deaf Man. Again!
139. 4/5 Body in the Trunk - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
This time Myrtle and Miles find a body in the trunk.
140. 4/5 Cleaning is Murder - Elizabeth Spann Craig (audio)
Myrtle and Miles are called to investigate a body found by someone else.
141. 5/5 Plan For The Worst - Jodi Taylor (audio)
Micean, the princes, and other historical stops.
142. 5/5 The Big Bad City - Ed McBain *
Carella is being tailed by his Dad's killer.
143. 4/5 Pretty Is As Pretty Dies - Elizabeth Spann Craig
This first book isn't nearly as good as the rest of the series. Intro to series.
144. 5/5 High Druid's Blade - Terry Brooks (audio)
Excellent start to new trilogy.
145. 4/5 Darkling Child - Terry Brooks (audio)
Some kind of disconnect on this plot. Progress though.
146. 4/5 The Sorcerer's Daughter - Terry Brooks (audio)
Good ending, but not my favorite trilogy in Shannara world.
December - Pages read: 3056
147. 5/5 Mirror Dance - Lois McMaster Bujold (audio)
Mark attempts to rescue the clones left behind.
148. 5/5 Black Elfstone - Terry Brooks (audio)
Good beginning. Multiple plots.
149. 5/5 The Skaar Invasion - Terry Brooks (audio)
Lots of betrayal and a cliffhanger!
150. 3/5 Le Guide Officiel To Becoming British: How to Fit In When You're French - Muriel Demarcus
Pretty funny.
151. 5/5 The Stiehl Assassin - Terry Brooks (audio)
Oh no! The bad guys are winning!
152. 5/5 The Last Druid - Terry Brooks (audio)
Great ending to series! I feel bad for Drisker, but he did good.
153. 3/5 Zero G - Dan Wells (audio)
Good kid's science fiction
154. 2/5 Moon Trilogy - C L Belvill
1st & 3rd books are paranormal mommie porn. 2nd book was 3 star
155. 4/5 Princess of Landover - Jim Butcher (audio)
Final book in series. Confusing/boring in spots, but overall good.

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TBR (ebooks) Jan 1: 1356 (includes magazines, no freebees)
Audiobooks listened: 131 (including 07 freebies, 4 abandoned, 15 re-reads)
Books Read: 050 (including 03 freebies, 0 abandoned, 1 re-read)
Books otherwise removed from TBR: 2

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1: Awful, or did not finish
2: So, so, or not to my taste
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4: Very good book; possible reread.
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Goal 95 books and 20,000 pages read:

1) Hunter Legacy Universe (Second Edition) volume one Hero at large by Timothy Ellis
2) Fallen Empires volume one Rigged by James Roscone
3) Hunter Legacy Universe volume three in the Hero by Timothy Ellis
4) Hunter Legacy Universe volume four Make or Break the Hero by Timothy Ellis
5) Hunter Legacy Universe volume 4.1 Jane's Christmas by Timothy Ellis
6) Star Force volume one Inception by Aer-Ki Jry
7) Star Force volume two Integration by Aer-Ki Jyr
8) Star Force volume three Nemesis by Aer-Ki Jyr
9) Star Force volume five Trailblazer by Aer-Ki Jyr
10) Star Force volume five Gemini by Aer-Ki Jyr
11) Star Force volume six Ambrosia by Aer-Ki Jyr
12) Star Force volume seven Fabrication by Aer-Ki Jyr
13) Star Force volume eight Flashpoint by Aer-Ki Jyr
14) Star Force volume nine mettle by Aer-Ki Jyr
15) Star Force volume ten Disarmament by Aer-Ki Jyr
16) Star Force volume eleven Deception be Aer-Ki Jyr
17) Star Force volume twelve Escalation by Aer-Ki Jyr
18) Star Force volume thirteen Succession by Aer-Ki Jyr
19) Star Force volume fourteen Zeen Zat by Aer-Ki Jyt
20) Star Force volume fifteen Colonization by Aer-Ki Jyr
21) Star Force volume sixteen Canderous by Aer-Ki Jyr
22) Star Force volume seventeen Intimidation by Aer-Ki Jyr
23) Star Force volume nineteen Benefactor by Aer-Ki Jyr
24) Hunter Legacy volume five Hail to the Hero by Timothy Ellis
25) Star Force volume twenty Melee by Aer-Ki Jyr
26) Star Force volume twenty-one Allegiance by Aer-Ki Jyr
27) Children of D'Hara volume two Hateful Things by Terry Goodkind
28) Children of D'Hara volume three the Waste by Terry Goodking
29) Children of D'Hara volume four Witches Oath by Terry Goodkind
30) Dan Kolter volume ten Sleeper's War by Kevin Tummilson
31) Succubus Lord volume twelve Succubus Lord 12 by Eric Vall
32) Noah Wolf volume ten Pack Leader by David Archer
33) Nici Chronicles volume two The Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodkind
34) Succubus Lord volume thirteen Succubus Lord 13 by Eric Vall
35) Bear Logan volume four Deep State by LT Ryan
36) Chase Fulton volume eight Angel's Chase by Cap Daniels
37) Space Force Origins volume twenty-four Origins by Aer-Ki Jyr
38) Relic Runners volume one Out of the Fire by Ernest Dempsey
39) Jack Hamma volume ten the Ten Musketeers by Anthony Thorogood
40) Star Force Origins volume twenty-five Foothold by Ker-Ki Jr
41) David Avivi volume one Mission Tango: A Gripping Hunt for a Deadly Terrorist by A Mossad Agent by Charlie Wolfe
42) Paranormal Archaeology Division volume one Hell's Gate by Ernest Dempsey
43) David Avivi volume two Mission Senator: A Corrupt Politician Must be Stopped before Washington, DC Will be annihilated by Charlie Wolfe
44) Force one volume on Force one by JT Brannan
45) David Avivi volume three Mission Menace: A Mossad Agent in a Race Against Time to Stop Nuclear War by Charlie Wolfe
46) Sam and Indie volume ten Moving On by David Archer
47) Sam and Indie volume eleven Worst Nightmare by David Archer
48) Succubus Lord volume fourteen Succubus Lord 14 by Eric Vall
49) Noah Wolf volume eighteen High Treason by David Archer
50) Mitch Herron volume one Omega Strain: A Mitch Herron Action Adventure by Steve Vincent
51) Mitch Herron volume two Shadow Enclave - A Mitch Herron Action Adventure by Steven Vincent
52) Lawson Holland Thriller volume one Blood of Tyrants: A Lawson Holland Thriller by MP MacDougal.
53) Mitch Herron volume three the Lazarus Protocol: A Mitch Herron Action Adventure by Steven Vincent
54) Mitch Herron volume four The Capricorn Deception: A Mitch Herron Action Thriller by Steven Vincent
55) Richard Halliburton Adventure volume one Secret of the Kings Tomb by Garrett Drake
56) Richard Halliburton Adventure volume two the Raja's Lost Treasure by Garrett Drake
57) Richard Haliburton Adventure volume three the Seal of the Realm by Garnett Drake
58) Empire of Bones volume one Empire of Bones by Terry Mixom
59) Empire of Bones Saga volume two Veil of Shadows by Terry Mixom
60) Empire of Bones Saga volume three Command Decisions by Terry Mixon
61) Empire of Bones Saga volume four Ghosts of Empire by Terry Mixom
62) Empire of Bones Saga volume five Paying the Price by Terry Mixom
63) Empire of Bones Saga volume six Reconnaissance in Force by Terry Mixom
64) Empire of Bones Saga volume seven Behind Enemy Lines by Terry Mixom
65) Empire of Bones Saga volume eight Terra Gambit by Terry Mixom
66) Empire of Bones Saga volume nine Hidden Enemies by Terry Mixom
67) Empire of Bones Saga volume ten Race to Terra by Terry Mixom
68) Dan Kolter volume ten G-D Resurrection by Kevin Tuilson
69) Succubus Lord volume fifteen Succubus Lord 15 by Eric Vall
70) Chase Fulton volume ten Emerald Chase by Cap Daniels
71) AI Destiny volume one Admiral of Gia by Timothy Ellis
72) AI Destiny volume two Kingdom of Hunter's Run by Timothy Ellis
73) Sean Wyatt volume nineteen Second Sign by Ernest Dempsy
74) Children of D'Hara volume five Into Darkness by Terry Googfkind
75) AI Destiny volume three Snark's Quest by Timothy Ellis
76) Delphi in Space volume one Starship Sikria by Bob Blanton
77) Delphi in Space volume two Delphi City by Bob Blanton
78) Delphi in Space volume three Delphi Station by Bob Blanton
79) AI Destiny volume four Destiny Stone Destiny Stone by Timothy Ellis
80) Blood on the Stars volume two Call to Arms by Jay Allen
81) Blood on the Stars volume three Ruins of Empire by Jay Allen
82) Succumbs Lord volume sixteen Succumbs Lord 16 by Eric Vall
83) Blood on the Stars the Stars volume four Echos of Glory by Jay Allen
84) Chase Fulton volume eleven Polar Chase by Cap Daniels
85) Doomsday Hunter volume one Doomsday Hunter by Eric Vall
86) Doomsday Hunter volume two Doomsday Hunter 2 by Eric Vall
87) Bob Burke volume one Bob Burke's War by William Brown
88) Bob Burke volume two Bob Burke's Gamble by William Brown
89) Tanner volume twenty-seven Never See it Coming by Remington Kane
90) Covert Action volume one Weapons Grade by Ross Sidor
91) Covert Action volume two Target: Viper by Ross Sidor
92) Covert Action volume three Subversive Action by Ross Sidor
93) Covert Action volume four Rogue State by Ross Sidor
94) Unsung Warrior's Maric's Reprieve by Eric Thorpe
95) Princess Master volume one Princess Master by Eric Vall
96) Princess Master volume two Princess Master 2 by Eric Vall
97) Princess Master volume three Princess Master 3 by Eric Vall
98) Chase Fulton volume volume twelve Burning Chase by Cap Daniels
99) Spellmonger volume Arcanist by Terry Mancour
100) Sam Wick Universe volume one Wicked Deceit by Chase Austin
101) Sam Wick Universe volume two Wicked Storm by Chase Austin
102) Sam Wick Universe volume three Wicked Shot by Chase Austin
103) Sam Wick Universe volume four Wicked Kill by Chase Austin
104) Without Law volume three Without Law 3 by Eric Vall
105) Star Force Origins volume twenty-three Back Stab by Aer-Ki Jyr
106) Star Force Origins volume twenty-four Origins by Aer-Ki Jyr
107) Star Force Origins volume twenty-five Foothold by Aer-Ki Jyr
108) Star Force Origins volume twenty six Death Knell by Aer-Ki Jyr
109) Star Force Origins volume twenty seven Ascension by Aer Ki Jyr
110) Without Law volume four Without Law 4 by Eric Vall
111) Without Law volume five Without Law 5 by Eric Vall
112) Without Law volume six Without Law six by Eric Vall
113) Without Law volume seven Without Law Seven by Eric Vall
114) Dinosaur World volume one Dinosaur World by Lgan Jacobs
115) Without Law volume eight Without Law 8 by Eric Vall
116) Without Law volume nine Without Law 9 by Eric Vall
117) Without Law volume ten Without Law 10 by Eric Vall
118) Without Law volume one Without Law by Eric Vall
119) Without Law volume two Without Law 2 by Eric Vall
120) Without Law volume eleven Without Law 11 by Eric Vall
121) Without Law volume twelve Without Law 12 by Eric Vall
122) Dinosaur World volume three Dinosaur World 3 by Logan Jacobs
123) Without Law volume thirteen Without Law 13 by Eric Vall
124) Without Law volume fourteen Without Law 14 by Eric Vall
125) Without Law volume fifteen Without Law 15 by Eric Vall

Number of series completed: Six

Balance brought forward: $59

Fallen Empire Series volume one Rigged by James Roscone - $20 - total $79
Hunter Legacy Universe (Second Edition) volume one Hero at Large by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $87
Fallen Empire Series volume two Piece Keepers by James Roscone - $20 - total $97
Hunter Legacy Universe volume four Make or Break the Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $105
Hunter Legacy Universe volume three Send in the Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $113
Hunter Legacy Universe volume four Make or Break the Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $121
Hunter Legacy Universe volume five Hail to the Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $129
Falling Empire Series volume three Invasion by James Roscone - $20 - total $149
Hunter Legacy Universe volume four Jane's Christmas by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $157
Star Force Universe Origin Series volume one Star Force one by Aer-Kivr -$10 -167
Star Force volume one Inception by Aer-Ki Jry - $8 - total $174
Star Force volume two Integration by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $182
Star Force volume three Nemesis by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $190
Star Force volume four Trailblazer by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $198
Star Force volume five Ambrosia by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $205
Star Force volume five Gemini by Aer-Ki Jyr $8 - total $210
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Star Force volume seven Fabrication by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $226
Star Force volume eight Flashpoint by Aer-Ki Jyr - 8 - total $234
Star Force volume nine mettle by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $242
Star Force volume ten Disarmament by Aer-Ky Jyr - $8 - total $250
Star Force volume eleven deception b y Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $258
Sister of Darkness volume two Shroud of Eternity - $40 - $298
Star Force volume twelve Escalation by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - $306

January

Hunter Legacy Universe volume five Hail to the Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $8
Star Force volume twelve Escalation by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $16
Sister of Darkness volume two Shroud of Eternity - $40 - total $56
Star Force volume thirteen Secession by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $64
Star Force volume thirteen Vin-nor Set by Ae-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $71
Star Force volume fourteen Zen Zat by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $82
Star Force volume fifteen Colonization by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $93
Star Force volume sixteen Canderous by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $104
Star Force volume seventeen Intimidation by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $115
Hunter's Legacy Universe volume six Burnside's Killer (Extended Version) by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $123
Star Force volume eighteen Counter-strike by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $134
Star Force volume nineteen Benefactor by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $145
Star Force volume twenty Melee by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $156
Star Force volume twenty-one Allegiance by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - $166
Star Force volume twenty-two Augmentation by Aer-Ki Jyr - $177
Hunter Legacy volume seven Hire a Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $185
Star Force volume Twenty-three Back stab vy Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $196
Children of D'Hara volume two Hateful Things by Terry Goodkind - $12 - total $208
Children of D'Hara volume three Wasteland by Terry Goodkind - $15 - total $223
The Space Mage chronicle volume one Yesterday's Space Mage by Timothy Ellis - $12 - total $237
Children of D'Hara Chronicles volume four Witches Oath by Terry Goodkind - $13 - total $250
Dan Kolter Archeological Thrillers volume Ten Sleeper's War by Kevin Tummilson - $25 - total $265
Succubus Lord volume twelve Succubus Lord 12 - by Eric Vall - $8 - total $273
Noah Wolf volume eighteen by David Archer - $8 - total $280
Succubus Lord volume thirteen Succubus Lord 13 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $288

February

Succubus Lord volume twelve Succubus Lord 12 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $8
Succubus Lord volume thirteen Succubus Lord 13 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $16
Noah Wolf volume eighteen by David Archer - $8 - total $24
First Colony volume nine Harbinger by Ken Lotzio - $18 - total $42
Hunter Legacy Prequels volume one One Last Battle by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $50
The Nici Chronicles volume two The Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodlkind - $40 - total $90
Gemini Gates volume one Omega Crisis by Steven E. Wild - $22 - total $110
Blake Jordan volume three In Plain Site by Ken Fite - $8 - total $118
Adam Drake volume five Special Counsel by Scott Mathews - $15 - $133
Bear Logan Thrillers volume four Deep State by LT Ryan - $13 - total $146
Cody's War volume one Dragonfire by Steven Mertz - $11 - total $157
The Hunter volume one the Atlantis Covenant by Rob Jones - $8 - total $165
Josh Morgan volume one Half of Faith by Rod Johnson - $13 - total $178
The Relic Runner volume one Out of the Fire by Ernest Depsey - $8 - total $186
Star Force Origins volume twenty-Five Foothold by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $194
Chase Fulton volume eight Angel's Chase by Cap Daniels - $13 - total $207
Star Force Origins volume twenty-four origins by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total - $215
The Road to Babylon volume one Glory Box by Sam Sisvath - $15 - total $230
Jack Hamma volume eight the ten musketeers by Anthony Thorogood - $8 - total $238
Star Force Origins volume twenty-five Death Knell by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $246
Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer volume five the Tiger's Wrath by Mark Edilheit $21 - $269
David Avivi volume one Mission Tango: A Gripping Hunt for a Deadly Terrorist by a Mossad Agent by Charlie Wolfe- $20 - total $289
Paranormal Archaeology Division volume one Hell's Gate by Ernest Dempsey $13 - total $302

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Star Force Origins volume twenty-six Death Knell by Aer Ki Jyr - $8 - total $8
Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer volume five Tiger's Wrath by Mark Edlheit - $21 - total $29
Paranormal Archaeology Division volume one Hell's Gate by Ernest Dempsey - $13 - total $42
Star Force Origins volume twenty-seven Ascension by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $50
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Force One volume one Covert Ops by JT Brannan - $8 - total $86
Sam and Indie volume ten Moving On by David Archer - $8 - total $94
Charles Pol Espionage Thrillers volume one Barbouze: A Heart Stopping international terror thriller by Alan Williams - $350 - total $102
Sam and Indie volume eleven Worse Nightmare by David Archer - $20 - total 122
Succubus Lord volume fourteen Succubus Lord 14 Swimsuit Edition - $8 - total $130
Noah Wolf volume eighteen High Treason by David Archer - $8 - total $138
Chase Fulton volume nine Forgotten Chase by Cap Daniels - $13 - total $151
Jack Steel: A Jack Steel Action Mystery Thriller volume one Steel Trust by Geoffrey Saign - $8 - total $159
Robert Carter Thriller volume one Corrupt State by JW Lewis - $8 - total $166
Jack Steel: A Jack Steel Action Mystery Thriller volume two Steel Force by Geoffrey Saign - $13 - total 179
Mitch Herron volume one Omega Strain: A Mitch Herron Action Thriller by Steve P. Vincent - $10 - total $189
Robert Carter thriller volume two Covert Affairs by JW Lewis - $8 - total $197
Sam Riley volume one The Last Airship by Chrisopher Cartwright - $12 - total $209
Mark Cole volume one Stop at Nothing: Introducing America's No 1 Covert Agent - Mark Cole by JT Brannan - $8 - total $217
Mitch Herron volume three The Lazarus Protocol A Mitch Herron Action Thriller by Steven Vincent - $10 - total $227
Lawson Holland thrillers volume one The Blood of Tyrants by MP MacDougall - $13 - total $240

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Mark Cole volume one Stop at Nothing: Introducing America's No 1 Covert Agent - Mark Cole by JT Brannan - $8 - total $8
Mitch Herron volume two Shadow Enclave - A Mitch Herron Action Adventure by Steve Vincent - $10 - total $28
Mitch Herron volume three The Lazarus Protocol A Mitch Herron Action Adventure by Steven Vincent - $10 - total $38
Mitch Herron volume four The Capricorn Deception : A Mitch Herron Action Adventure by Steven Vincent - $8 - total $46
Lawon Holland volume two Blood of Patriots: A Lawson Holland thriller by MP MacDougall - $14 - total $60
Richard Haliburton Adventure volume one The Kings Tomb by Garnet Drake - $14 - total $76
The Reluctant Assassin Series volume one the Reluctant Assassin by Lee Jackson - $15 - total $91
Making Monster Girls: For Science volume one Making Monster Girls: For Science 1 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $99
Richard Haliburton Adventure volume two The Raja's Lost Treasure by Garnet Drake - $15 - total $104
Lance Spector Thriller volume one The Asset: A Lance Spector thriller by Saul Hertzog - $8- total $112
Richard Halliburton Adventure volume three The Hidden Seal of the Realm by Garnet Drake - $15 - total $127
Tanner volume Twenty-One The Spy Game by Remington Kane - $8 - total $135
Tanner volume Twenty-Two Victim of Circumstance by Remmington Kane - $8 - total $143
Tanner volume twenty-three A Man of Respect by Remington Kane - $8 - total $151
Richard Haliburton Adventure volume four The Quest for the Fuji Cipher by Garnet Drake - $15 - total $166
The Christopher Wren Series box set volume one books one through three by Michael Grist $8 - total $174
Covert Action volume one Weapons Grade by Ross Sidor - $8 - total $182
Atorian' s Archives volume one Atorian's Archives one books one through three in a Devine Dungeon by Denis Vanderkerken - $8 - total $190
The Sylvan Chronicles volume one The Legend of the Kestrel by Peter Wacht - $12 - total $202
King and Slater volume one Weapons by Matt Rogers - $18 - total $220
Empire of Bones volume one Empire of Bone by Terry Mixon - $26 - total $246
Empire of Bones volume two Veil of Shadows by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $259
Empire of Bones volume three Command Decisions by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $272
The Sylvan Chronicles volume two The Call of the Sylvan by Peter Wacht - $13 - total $285

May

Empire of Bones volume two Veil of Shadows by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $13
Empire of Bones volume three Command Decisions by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $26
The Sylvan Chronicles volume one The Legend of the Kestrel by Peter Wacht - $12 - total $38
The Sylvan Chronicles volume two The Call of the Sylvan by Peter Wacht - $13 - total $51
Empire of Bones volume four Ghosts of Empire by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $64
Empire of Bones Saga volume five Paying the Price by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $77
AI Destiny volume one Admiral of Gia by Timothy Ellis - $9 - total $86
Empire of Bones Saga volume six Reconnaissance in Force by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $99
Empire of Bones Saga volume seven Behind Enemy Lines by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $112
Vigilante volume one Heart of Vengeance by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $126
Empire of Bones Saga volume eight The Terran Gambit by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $139
Empire of Bones Saga volume nine Hidden Enemies by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $152
Empire of Bones Saga volume ten Race to Terra by Terry Mixom - $13 - total $165
The Standard volume one the Standard by John Reinheard Dizon - $12 - total $177
Dan Kolter volume Ten G-D Resurrection by Kevin Tumilson - $15 - total $192
Chase Fulton volume Ten The Emerald Chase by Cap Daniels - $13 - total $206
Succubus Lord volume fifteen Succubus Lord 15 - Eric Vall - $8 - total $214
Empire of Bones volume eleven Ruined Terra by Terry Mixom - $8 - total $222

June

June Dan Kolter volume ten G-D Resurrection by Kevin Tumilson - $15 - total $15
Chase Fulton volume ten Emerald Chase by Cap Daniels - $13 - total $28
Succubus Lord volume fifteen Succubus Lord 15 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $36
Empire of Bones volume eleven Ruined Terra by Terry Mixom - $8 - total $45
Metal Mage volume one Metal Mage 1 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $53
Metal Mage volume two Metal Mage 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $61
Metal Mage volume three Metal Mage 3 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $69
Metal Mage volume four Metal Mage 4 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $76
The Hunter Imperium volume one Crossover: It's a John Hunter thing by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $85
AI Destiny volume one Admiral of Gia by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $93
AI Destiny volume two Kingdom of Hunter's Run by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $101
Run Silent volume one Run silent - $8 - total $109
AI Destiny volume three Snark's Quest by Timothy Ellis- $8 - total $117
Sean Wyatt volume nineteen The Second Sign by Ernest Dempsey - $15 - total $132
AI Destiny volume four Destiny Stone by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $140

July

AI Destiny volume four Destiny Stone by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $8
Adam Drake volume ten the Deterrent: An Adam Drake Terrorism Thriller by Scott Mathews - $8 - total $16
Children of D'Hara volume five into darkness by Terry Goodkind - $16- total $32
A Tanner Novel volume eighteen Manhattan Hit Man by Remington Kane - $8 - total $40
AI Destiny volume five Talisman of Tomorrow by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $48
Delphi in Space volume one Starship Sakira by Bob Blanton - $15 - total $63
Delphi in Space volume two Delphi City by Bob Blanton - $15 - total $78
Delphi in Space volume three Delphi Station by Bob Blanton - $15 - $94
Blood on the Stars volume two Call to Arms by Jay Allen - $17 - total $111
Blood on the Stars volume three Ruins of Empire by Jay Allen - $17 - total $128
Succubus Lord volume sixteen Succumbs Lord 16 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $136

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Blood on the Stars volume three Ruins of Empire by Jay Allen - $17 - total $17
Succumbs Lord volume sixteen Succumbs Lord 16 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $25
Blood on the Stars volume four Echos of Glory by Jay Allen - $17 - total $42
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Chase Fulton volume eleven Polar Chase by Cap Daniels - $13 - total $72
Doomsday Hunter volume one Doomsday Hunter by Eric Vall - $8 - total $80
Doomsday Hunter volume two Doomsday Hunter 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $88
Corp Justice volume sixteen the man from Belarus by CG Cooper - $16 - total $104
Peacekeepers of Sol volume one Raven's Peace by Glynn Stewart - $13 - total $127
Bob Burke volume one Burke's War by William Brown - $15 - total $142
Bob Burke volume two Burke's Gamble by William Brown - $15- total $157

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Bob Burke volume one Burke's War by William Brown - $15 - total $15
Bob Burke volume two Burke's Gamble by William Brown - $15- total $30
Bob Burke volume three Burke's Revenge by William Brown - $15 - total $45
Tanner volume twenty-five All-Out-War by Remington Kane - $8 - total $53
Tanner volume thirty-six Never See it Coming by Remington Kane $9 - total $62
Tanner volume twenty-six Real Deal by Remington Kane - $8 - total $70
Covert Action volume one Weapons Grade by Ross Sidor - $8 - total $78
Covert Action volume two Target: Viper by Ross Sidor - $8 - total $87
Covert Action volume three Subversive Action by Ross Sidor - $8 - total $95
Covert Action volume four Rogue State by Ross Sidor - $8 - total $104
Unsung Warriors volume one Maric's Reprieve by Eric Thorpe - $13 - total $117
Unsung Warriors volume two Maric's Triumph by Eric Thorpe - $14 - total $131
Succumbs Lord volume seventeen Succumbs Lord 17 - $8 - total $139
Princess Master volume one Princess Master by Eric Vall - $8 - $147
Unsung Warriors volume three Maric's Revenge by Eric Thorpe - $14 - total $161

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Unsung Warriors volume two Maric's Triumph by Eric Thorpe - $14 - total $14
Succubus Lord volume seventeen Succubus Lord 17 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $22
Unsung Warriors volume three Maric's Revenge by Eric Thorpe - $14 - total $36
Princes Master volume one Princes Master by Eric Vall - $8 - total $44
Princes Master volume two Princess Master 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $52
Princes Master volume three Princess Master 3 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $60
Chase Fulton volume twelve The Burning Chase by Cap Daniels - $13 - total $73
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The Fall of Man volume one The Break by Sam Sissvath - $11 - total $92
Sam Wick Universe volume one Wicked Deceit by Chase Austin - $14 - total $106
Tier One volume six Collateral by Jeffrey Wilson - $16 - total $122
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Without Law volume four Without Law 4 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $172
Star Force Origins volume twenty-three Backstab by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $180
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Dinosaur World volume one Dinosaur World by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $239
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Dinosaur World volume one Dinosaur World by Logan Jacobs - $8
Without Law volume seven Without Law 7 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $16
Dinosaur World volume two Dinosaur World 2 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $24
Without Law volume eight Without Law 8 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $30
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Without Law volume twelve Without Law 12 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $62
Without Law volume thirteen Without Law 13 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $70
Dinosaur World volume three Dinosaur World 3 by Logan Jacobs = $8 - total $78

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Without Law volume thirteen Without Law 13 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $8
Dinosaur World volume two Dinosaur World 2 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $16
Dinosaur World volume three Dinosaur World 3 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $24
Building Harem Town volume one Building Harem Town by Eric Vall - $8 - total $32
Without Law volume fourteen Without Law 14 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $40
Without Law volume fifteen Without Law 15 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $48
Without Law volume sixteen Without Law 16 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $56
Noah Wolf volume nineteen A Wolf Among Men by David Archer - $8 - total $64
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October 2020
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10. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
11. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
12. The Heart's Haven by Jill Barnett
13. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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