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Old 12-21-2021, 04:11 AM   #1
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The 2022 Annual Reading Challenge List Thread

2022 Reading Challenge List Thread

Welcome to our 13th Annual Reading Challenge!

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

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

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

Discussions & Ideas can be found here:


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

Previous threads were for 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010

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My goal is to buy fewer books than I read. And so end up with fewer unread books.
Last year I managed to reduce my TBR pile by 135 books!

I start 2022 with 756 books on my TBR pile.

Books removed from TBR

Read and Reading
  1. December 31st, 2021: Poor Tom is Cold by Maureen Jennings - £0.99 - 3/5 - 271pp
    OK, but a bit heavy handed in the plot setup
  2. January 5th: The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison - £1.99 - 5/5 - 145pp
    Most enjoyable silly SF
  3. January 7th: Naughty: Nine Tales of Christmas Crime by Steve Hockensmith - Free - 5/5 - 175pp
    Just what was advertised - fun Christmas Crime tales.
  4. January 8th: Four To Score by Janet Evanovich - Free - 3/5 - 203pp
    OK, but a bit silly. Discarded 11 other freebies in the series.
  5. January 11th: Strange Attractors by Jeffrey A. Carver - Free - 4/5 - 286pp
    An enjoyable adventure SF.
  6. January 15th: Interzone #218 (Sep/Oct 2008) - £2.26 - 3/5 - 143pp
    An OK collection of SF short stories.
  7. January 16th: Diamonds in the Sky edited by Mike Brotherton - Free - 3/5 - 208pp
    Some stories too much astronomy and not enough story, but OK.
  8. January 22nd: Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams - £1.61 - 4/5 - 166pp
    Quite fun
  9. January 28th: The Ebb Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson & Osbourne - £0.02 - 3/5 - 140pp
    Much better than The Wrong Box, but that's the best I can say.
  10. February 4th: Dragon Time and Other Stories by Ruth Nestvold - Free - 4/5 - 80pp
    Some enjoyable fantasy stories
  11. February 5th: Hard Fought by Greg Bear - £0.66 - 3/5 - 146pp
    Some interesting far future SF, but I found it ultimately unsatisfying.
  12. February 6th: Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell - £0.99 - 4/5 - 252pp
    Gruesome, but good. Interesting period (90s) technology.
  13. February 8th: The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell - £1.99 - 5/5 - 246pp
    Good historical drama
  14. February 9th: A Capitol Death by Lindsey Davis - £2.99 - 3/5 - 336pp
    OK, but never grabbed me
  15. February 19th: Island of Glass by Ruth Nestvold - Free - 3/5 - 86pp
    OK, and readable, but not something I'll follow up.
  16. February 20th: Bloodline by Felix Francis - £1.99 - 5/5 - 258pp
    Excellent horse-racing-based murder mystery.
  17. February 21st: Some of the Best of Tor.com 2021 - Free - 5/5 - 519pp
    A good set of short stories.
  18. March 3rd: Iced by Felix Francis - £0.99 - 3/5 - 270pp
    OK, but more back-story/introspection than usual.
  19. March 4th: Friday by Robert A. Heinlein - £3.11 - 4/5 - 349pp
    Good, but a bit heavy-handed politically
  20. March 6th: The Grove of the Caesars by Lindsey Davis - £0.99 - 4/5 - 341pp
    Better than the last one, or I'm in a better mood.
  21. March 13th: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams - £0.49 - 4/5 - 221pp
    Brilliant in parts.
  22. March 15th: Phase Space by Stephen Baxter- £0.98 - 3/5 - 396pp
    An OK collection of short stories with a linking theme.
  23. March 20th: Cretaceous Sea by Will Hubbell - £1.10 - 3/5 - 324pp
    OK, but nothing special
  24. March 21st: Blindsight by Peter Watts - Free - 3/5 - 263pp
    OK, but not (to me) compelling
  25. March 27th: The Sleepers of Erin by Jonathan Gash - £0.99 - 4/5 - 203pp
    Lovejoy being Lovejoy - no inhibitions or proportionality
  26. March 28th: The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun by J R R Tolkien -£0.99 - 3/5 - 93pp
    More of interest for the textual analysis than the poem itself. Terrible Kindle formatting
  27. April 1st: Lost Mars edited by Mike Ashley - Free - 3/5 - 213pp
    Some new, most re-reads. Interesting commentary.
  28. April 4th: Reader And Educator Guide - Free - 1/5 - 148pp
    [ABANDONED]
  29. April 5th: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers - £0.99 - 4/5 - 372pp
    Fun with Harriet and Peter. One star off for overly details decryption scene.
  30. April 8th: Jews Don't Count by David Badiel - £0.99 - 3/5 - 110pp
    OK, but not as cogent as I'd have hoped.
  31. April 9th: The Scandalous Duchess by Anne O'Brien - £0.99 - 3/5 - 442pp
    OK, but just didn't ring right to me.
  32. April 13th: The Magic Three of Solatia by Jane Yolen - £1.02 - 4/5 - 170pp
    Sweet fairy tale
  33. April 14th: Alternities by Michael P. Kube-McDowell - Free - 3/5 - 390pp
    Slow start, got a bit better. But only OK overall.
  34. April 18th: The Midnight Hour by Elly Griffiths - £0.99 - 5/5 - 233pp
    Excellent murder mystery set in mid 1960s.
  35. April 20th: Podkayne of Mars by Robert A. Heinlein - Free - 4/5 - 167pp
    The justification for the original ending. Astonishing.
  36. April 21st: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming - £0.99 - 4/5 - 197pp
    Fascinating to see where it all started.
  37. April 23rd: The Sun Smasher by Edmond Hamilton - £1.67 - 3/5 - 82pp
    Interesting as early SF.
  38. April 24th: The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh - £1.09 - 3/5 - 220pp
    Most of the maths is rather simple, and I'm not that fussed about The Simpsons. Interesting theorem at the end.
  39. April 28th: The Heart of Valour by Tanya Huff - £0.99 - 4/5 - 295p
    Beginning to grow on me as a series
  40. April 30th: Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell - £1.99 - 5/5 - 272pp
    Enjoyable historical fiction
  41. May 1st: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald - £5.49 - 1/5 - 285pp
    [ABANDONED. 50% in, I just wasn't interested, and not reading it.]
  42. May 7th: The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths - £0.99 - 4/5 - 274pp
    A most enjoyable story with DS Harbinder Kaur.
  43. May 10th: Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - 2/5 - 147pp
    Unpolished and unfinished
  44. May 17th: Ten Little Wizards by Michael Kurland - £0.99 - 5/5 - 185pp
    Excellent Lord Darcy novel.
  45. May 21st: Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dick - £0.99 - 4/5 - 165pp
    A good collection. The forewords should have been afterwords
  46. May 22nd: Galaxy's Edge Magazine, Issue #5 edited by Mike Resnick - £0.40 - 4/5 - 222pp
    A good mix of old and new
  47. May 29th: Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee - £0.33 - 3/5 - 221pp
    A good, if fragmentary, evocation of life between the wars and the breakup of village life.
  48. June 3rd: Sharpe's Assassin by Bernard Cornwell - £1.99 - 5/5 - 250pp
    What one expects from a Sharpe novel. Very good indeed.
  49. June 4th: The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker - £0.99 - 5/5 - 431pp
    Excellent sequel to The Golem and the Jinni
  50. June 7th: The IPCRESSS File by Len Deighton - £0.99 - 3/5 - 303pp
    OK, but I didn't find it compelling
  51. June 14th: Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin - £0.17 - 5/5 - 172pp
    Excellent. I didn't realise I hadn't read it!
  52. June 15th: Tales From Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin - £0.17 - 5/5 - 206pp
    Excellent. I didn't realise I hadn't read it!
  53. June 16th: The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin - £0.17 - 5/5 - 158pp
    Excellent. I didn't realise I hadn't read it!
  54. June 17th: The Books of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin - £0.14 - 5/5 - 98pp
    The stories and essays not in the other books
  55. June 19th: Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming - £0.99 - 1/5 - 221pp
    [ABANDONED]I'm just not interested.
  56. June 24th: A Comedy of Terrors by Lindsey Davis 0 £0.99 - 4/5 - 351pp
    Enjoyable
  57. July 3rd: St Ives by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - 3/5 - 290pp
    Quite fun tales, but do find the version with an ending added.
  58. July 6th: Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper - £0.29 - 4/5 - 124pp
    Fun YA SF tale.
  59. July 8th: Closer to the Heart by Mercedes Lackey - £2.49 - 5/5 - 267pp
    Great fun.
  60. July 9th: Close to the Chest by Mercedes Lackey - £1.49 - 5/5 - 309pp
    More Great Fun
  61. July 9th: The Hills Have Spies by Mercedes Lackey - £0.99 - 5/5 - 288pp
  62. July 10th: Eye Spy by Mercedes Lackey - £1.99 - 5/5 - 264pp
  63. July 11th: Spy, Spy Again by Mercedes Lackey - £1.99 - 5/5 - 275pp
  64. July 12th: Brightly Burning by Mercedes Lackey - £1.69 - 4/5 - 352pp
    All the expected quick fun reads
  65. July 12th: The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman - £1.35 - 4/5 - 218pp
    Enjoyable time-travel. Reminiscent of Door Into Summer, IMO
  66. July 13th: Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich - Free - 3/5 - 118pp
    Very light romance.
  67. July 13th: The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths - £1.99 - 5/5 - 231pp
    Excellent modern-day police/archaeology murder mystery
  68. July 15th: In the Market for Murder by Elly Griffiths - £0.99 - 3/5 - 198pp
    Fun stuff, but perhaps hasn't quite hit its stride yet
  69. July 16th: The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch - £2.49 - 4/5 - 137pp
    A fun side-novella
  70. July 16th: Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon - £0.99 - 5/5 - 260pp
    A very good first contact story
  71. July 18th: The Just City by Jo Walton - £2.49 - 5/5 - 327pp
    Splendid fantasy based on Plato's Republic
  72. July 19th: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier - £0.99 - 4/5 - 315pp
    Didn't like the setup. Good afterwards.
  73. July 23rd: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin - £0.99 - 5/5 - 154pp
    Excellent Fantasy
  74. July 25th: The Unknown Ajax by Georgetter Heyer - £1.20 - 4/5 - 303pp
    OK, but not my favourite
  75. July 29th: The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin - £4.96 - 5/5 - 292pp
    A splendid collection of shorter fiction.
  76. August 1st: Empress by Karen Miller - £0.57 - 3/5 - 492pp
    Epic Fantasy, but it's hard to tell how good it is without parts two and three which will hopefully have a satisfying ending
  77. August 4th: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Elliot - Free - 4/5 - 50pp
    Quite fun with great names. And a PG Wodehouse reference!
  78. August 5th: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier - £0.99 - 3/5 - 264pp
    OK, but not wonderful
  79. August 11th: Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley - £0.99 - 5/5 - 495pp
    A good read.
  80. August 16th: [/I]A Master of Djinn[/I] by P Djèli Clark - £0.99 - 4/5 - 358pp
    OK to good. Other characters are a bit too accepting for the time, IMO
  81. August 21st: Facets of Glass by Ruth Nestvold - Free - 4/5 - 121pp
    A good continuation of the story
  82. August 22nd: Lightspeed Magazine #7 edited by J. A. Adams - £0.58 - 4/5 - 161pp
    Some good stories, new and old.
  83. August 24th: The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin - £0.17 - 5/5 - 151pp
    Splendid
  84. August 26th: Paddington At Large by Michael Bond - £0.99 - 5/5 - 77pp
    Delightful
  85. August 26th: Feeders & Eaters by Neil Gaiman - £0.58 - 3/5 - 15pp
    Not my sort of thing
  86. August 26th: Dead Lagoon by Michel Dibden - £3.79 - 3/5 - 306pp
    Zen gets everything right and everything wrong again
  87. September 3rd: A Dead Djinn in Cairo - Free - 4/5 - 30pp
    Good fun
  88. September 3rd: Royal Flash by George MacDonald Fraser - £0.99 - 5/5 - 264pp
    A splendid romp
  89. September 7th: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier - £0.99 - 1/5 - ???pp
    ABANDONED. Didn't like the character, knew the plot, so no suspense.
  90. September 11th: Interzone #219 by TTA Press - £2.26 - 5/5 - 145pp
    Excellent short stories. Not one dud.
  91. September 16th: Panglor by Jeffrey A. Carver - £2.51 - 4/5 - 477pp
    An improvement, or I was more in the mood for the tale.
  92. September 20th: Greybeard by Brian Aldiss - £0.99 - 3/5 - 223pp
    OK, but a bit disappointing. I didn't like the continual flashbacks
  93. September 24th: The Oathbound by Mercedes Lackey - £0.73 - 4/5 - 235pp
  94. September 26th: Oathbreakers by Mercedes Lackey - £0.73 - 4/5 - 245pp
  95. September 28th: Oathblood by Mercedes Lackey - £0.73 - 3/5 - 258pp
    The last volume has earlier versions of stories, and a new story.
  96. October 1st: We'll Meet Again by Anton du Beke - £0.99 - 4/5 - 329pp
    As expected.
  97. October 5th: The Third Claw of God by Adam-Troy Castro - £2.14 - 5/5 - 374pp
    Very good indeed. A twist I didn't see and should have seen.
  98. October 9th: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre - £0.99 - 2/5 - 358pp
    [ABANDONED: Knowing the plot, I found a lack of tension, and the endless flashbacks too much.]
  99. October 20th: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson - £0.99 - 5/5 - 417pp
  100. October 23th: Starsight by Brandon Sanderson - £0.99 - 5/5 - 381pp
  101. October 26th: Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson - £0.99 - 5/5 - 355pp
    Splendid Sci-Fi, but not a trilogy - I must wait for the next (but not on a cliffhanger).
  102. October 29th: The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin - £0.17 - 5/5 - 166pp
    [INDET]Better than I remembered[/INDENT]
  103. November 6th: Lightspeed #12 edited by J. J. Adams - £0.36 - 4/5 - 89pp
    Good SF short stories.
  104. November 7th: The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F. Hamilton - £0.99 - 4/5 - 971pp
    Good, but too many plots/characters at once, IMO
  105. November 24th: Ballroom Blitz by Anton du Beke - £0.99 - 5/5 - 370pp
    Good continuation of the ballroom soap opera
  106. November 26th: Thraxas meets his Enemies by Martin Scott - £3.63 - 5/5 - 191pp
    Excellent continuation of the Thraxas story
  107. November 27th: What Abigail did that Summer by Ben Aaronovitch - £3.07 - 5/5 - 184pp
    Excellent
  108. November 28th: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson - £4.09 - 5/5 - 549pp
    A good story with a new magic system
  109. December 1st: The Valley of Creation by Edmund Hamilton - £1.67 - 3/5 - 121pp
    OK-ish in SF meets The Man Who Would Be King kind of way.
  110. December 5th: The Naked God by Peter F. Hamilton - £0.99 - 3/5 - 1158pp
    IMO overly long, and with a literal Deus ex Machina ending.
  111. December 10th: Bilbo's Last Song by J R R Tolkien - £1.99 - 4/5 - 20pp
    Fixed format and some odd formatting when converted to ePub.
  112. December 14th: The Lacquer Screen by Robert van Gulik - £0.79 - 5/5 - 149pp
    An excellent tale
  113. December 15th: Heathercat by Robert Louis Stevenson - £0.02 - 3/5 - 35pp
    A good start, but only a fragment
  114. December 16th: Galaxy's Edge #6 edited by Mike Resnick - $0.40 - 5/5 - 219pp
    A good selection of stories and reprints
  115. December 17th: The Trouble with Mirrors by Charlotte & Aaron Elkins - £2.34 - 5/5 - 228pp
    An excellent mystery/adventure
  116. December 19th: The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton - £2.84 - 5/5 - 271pp
    Great continuation
  117. December 21st: The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith - £3.54 - 5/5 - 200pp
    Interesting developments
  118. December 23rd: A Call to Insurrection by David Weber - £4.20 - 5/5 - 350pp
    Fun Mil SF
  119. December 25th: The Colours of all the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith - £0.99 - 5/5 - 242pp
    Fun
  120. December 26th: The Man on the Balcony by Sjöwall & Wahlöö - £0.99 - 4/5 - 180pp
    Depressingly realistic in many ways, I expect.
  121. December 29th: Finches of Mars by Brian Aldiss - £0.99 - 1/5 - 193pp
    [ABANDONED. Not good at all]
  122. December 30th: We Can Remember It For You Wholesale By Philip K. Dick - £0.99 - - 439pp

Books added to TBR

Freebies
  1. February 6th: Island of Glass by Ruth Nestvold (read)
  2. February 8th: Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2021 (read)
  3. March 3rd: Podkayne of Mars (orig, ending) (read)
  4. March 25th: Reader And Educator Guide To "the Hobbit" And "the Lord Of The Rings" (read)
  5. April 14th: Alternities (read)
  6. July 7th: St Ives (Swanston Edition) (read)
  7. August 15: Facets of Glass (read)
  8. September 1st: A Dead Djinni in Cairo (read)

Bought
  • January (1/£0.99): Hot Money
  • February (4/£6.96): A Comedy of Terrors, A Capitol Death, Bloodline, Iced
  • March (4/£7.08): Friday, Invisible Sun, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, Letters from Father Christmas
  • April (21/£16.83): Jews Don't Count, Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, (Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice), The Man with the Golden Gun, The Midnight Hour, The IPCRESS File, The Joy and Light Bus Company, (Cider With Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, A Moment of War), Horse Under Water, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • May (4/£3.96): The Postscript Murders, Death in Dalesford, Break In, Ten Little Wizards
  • June (11/£6.94): Sharpe's Assassin, The Edge, The Hidden Palace, The Books of Earthsea (Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea, The Other Wind, Other Tales), The Breakthrough, My Cousin Rachel
  • July (7/£11.43): Closer to the Heart, Rotten to the Core, The Night Hawks, Remnant Population, The Just City, The October Man, The Locked Room
  • August (7/£6.93): The Danger, Jane Austen at Home, Paddinto at Large, Paddington Marches On, Paddington on Top, Paddington Takes the Test, A Master of Djinn
  • September (6/£5.94): Royal Flash, Rebecca, The Complete Short Stories: The 1950s, The Finches of Mars, Greybeard, Agent Running in the Field
  • October (5/£6.10): We'll Meet Again, One Virgin Too Many, The Third Claw of God, Smokescreen, Cytonic
  • November (7/£15.75):Flying Finish, Ode to a Banker, Conversations with Rabbi Small, Ballroom Blitz
  • December (7/£19.44): Bilbo's Last Song, The Jupiter Myth, The House of Unexpected Sisters, How to Raise an Elephant, The Philosopher Kings, The Trouble with Mirrors, A Call to Insurrection


Analysis
TBR: 703
Books read: 121 (including 16 freebies, 0 re-reads, 5 abandoned)
Books otherwise removed from TBR pile: 23 (0 read previously, 23 discarded)

Books removed from TBR pile: 144
Books added to TBR pile: 91 (including 7 freebies, 3 omnibus counted as 12)
Removed/Added: 1.58
Net reduction for 2022: 53

Non-free books read: 105 (including 0 re-read, 5 abandoned)
Total cost of books read: £143.88
Average cost of books read: £1.37

Non-free books bought: 84 (including 3 omnibus counted as 12)
Total cost of books bought: £108.35
Average cost of books bought: £1.29


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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Read twice as many books as I buy.

Bought: 31
Borrowed: 13
Free: 29

Read: 63
Discarded/Expired: 3

Books read:
1. The Angel of the Crows - Katherine Addison (k) - 449
2. Open - Andre Agassi (k) - 503
3. Space Carrier Avalon - Glynn Stewart (k) - 336
4. Century Blade (short) - Rob J Hayes (k) - 23
5. Bear Head - Adrian Tchaikovsky (k) - 359
6. Infernal - Mark de Jager (k) - 386
7. The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman (p) - 377
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8. The Last Graduate - Naomi Novik (k) - 388
9. Astounding - Alec Nevala-Lee (h) - 408
10. The Mirror and the Light - Hilary Mantel (e) - 745
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11. Emperor Mage - Tamora Pierce (e) - 174
12. Inhibitor Phase - Alastair Reynolds (k) - 454
13. The Godless - Ben Peek (k) - 398
14. The Far Country - Nevil Shute (h) - 239
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15. Piranesi - Susanna Clarke (k) - 244
16. Beyond the Hallowed Sky - Ken MacLeod (k) - 356
17. Snakewood - Adrian Selby (k) - 544
18. Monsters in the Dark - David L Craddock (e) - 209
19. Ark Royal - Chirstopher G Nuttall (k) - 354
20. The Realms of the Gods - Tamora Pierce (e) - 164
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21. Shards of Earth - Adrian Tchaikovsky (e) - 533
22. Starborn - Lucy Hounsom (k) - 495
23. Golden Son - Pierce Brown (k) - 442
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24. The City We Became - N K Jemisin (k) - 434
25. A Psalm for the Wild-Built (novella) - Becky Chambers (e) - 105
26. The Oathbound - Mercedes Lackey (e) - 238
27. Oathbreakers - Mercedes Lackey (e) - 211
28. Oathblood (collection) - Mercedes Lackey (e) - 254
29. Sharpe's Assassin - Bernard Cornwell (k) - 314
30. The Mislaid Magician - Patricia C Wrede & Caroline Stevermer (k) - 328
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31. We Love Atari Games Part 1 - John Harris (e) - 92
32. The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop - Gladys Mitchell (p) - 282
33. Irenicon - Aidan Harte (e) - 593
34. Record of a Spaceborn Few - Becky Chambers (k) - 368
35. Age of Iron - Angus Watson (k) - 520
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36. The Risen Empire - Scott Westerfeld (k) - 703
37. Magic's Pawn - Mercedes Lackey (k) - 322
38. Unlocked (novella) - John Scalzi (e) - 58
39. An Unnatural Life (novella) - Erin K Wagner (e) - 108
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40. The Glass Hotel - Emily St John Mandel (k) - 301
41. Hope and Red - Jon Skovron (k) - 512
42. Revenant Gun - Yoon Ha Lee (k) - 427
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43. Aching God - Mike Shel (k) - 529
44. The This - Adam Roberts (k) - 293
45. The Witness for the Dead - Katherine Addison (k) - 232
46. Cytonic - Brandon Sanderson (k) - 427
47. Inside Video Game Creation - Todd Mitchell (e) - 242
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48. A Master of Djinn - P Djèlí Clark (k) - 390
49. Centers of Gravity - Marko Kloos (k) - 320
50. Magic's Promise - Mercedes Lackey (k) - 295
51. Nightmare Mode: A Boss Fight Books Anthology - Gabe Durham & Michael P Williams (eds) - 84
52. Eversion - Alastair Reynolds (k) - 303
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53. B is for Burglar - Sue Grafton (p) - 359
54. Dice Men - Ian Livingstone (h) - 267
55. Lewis Hamilton: My Story - Lewis Hamilton (k) - 234
56. He Who Fights with Monsters - Travis Deverell/Shirtaloon (k) - 675
57. The Murders of Molly Southborne (novella) - Tade Thompson (e) - 60
58. Beneath the Sugar Sky (novella) - Seanan McGuire (e) - 119
59. Shadrach in the Furnace - Robert Silverberg (h) - 249
60. Formula One: The Champions - Maurice Hamilton (k) - 233
61. Shadow & Bone - Leigh Bardugo (k) - 356
62. Game Dev Stories Volume 5 - David L Craddock (e) - 131
63. The Galaxy and the Ground Within - Becky Chambers (k) - 262

Monthly Breakdown:
Spoiler:
January
Bought: 1 (£0.99)
Free: 1
Read: 7 (£3.98)
Pages: 2433

February
Bought: 13 (£16.24)
Borrowed: 2
Read: 3 (£9.98)
Pages: 1541

March
Bought: 2 (£2.99)
Free: 1
Read: 4 (£1.98)
Pages: 1265

April
Borrowed: 2
Free: 10
Read: 6 (£5.91)
Pages: 1871

May
Bought: 1 (£0.99)
Free: 4
Read: 3 (£1.97)
Pages: 1470

June
Bought: 4 (£2.98)
Borrowed: 3
Free: 1
Read: 7 (£3.60)
Pages: 1884

July
Free: 2
Read: 4 (£6.12)
Pages: 1487

August
Bought: 4 (£5.96)
Borrowed: 1
Free: 4
Read: 4 (£4.32)
Pages: 1191

September
Bought: 1 (£0.99)
Borrowed: 3
Free: 1
Read: 3 (£2.97)
Pages: 1240

October
Bought: 3 (£2.97)
Free: 3
Read: 5 (£5.40)
Pages: 1723

November
Bought: 1 (£22.75)
Read: 5 (£4.73)
Pages: 1392

December
Bought: 1 (£0.99)
Borrowed: 2
Free: 2
Read: 11 (£27.65)
Discarded: 1
Pages: 2945


Achievements:

1. Buy It, Read It. Start at least 75% of the books I buy.
Current total: 25/31 (81%)

2. King of the Mountains. My 5 longest books should total over 3000 pages.
Current total: 3260 - COMPLETED
Spoiler:

745 - The Mirror and the Light - Hilary Mantel
703 - The Risen Empire - Scott Westerfeld
675 - He Who Fights with Monsters - Travis Deverell
593 - Irenicon - Aidan Harte
544 - Snakewood - Adrian Selby


3. Morningstar Has Broken. An ongoing challenge to read all books shortlisted for the David Gemmell Morningstar Award. I'm down to the last 7, so the goal is to finish this challenge in 2022.
Current total: 7/7 - COMPLETED
Spoiler:
Shortlisted:
2013 - Irenicon - Aidan Harte
2015 - The Godless - Ben Peek
2015 - Age of Iron - Angus Watson
2016 - Starborn - Lucy Hounsom
2017 - Infernal - Mark de Jager
2017 - Snakewood - Adrian Selby
2017 - Hope and Red - Jon Skovron


4. Paper Chase. Reduce my unread paper book collection.
Out: 7
In: 4
Net reduction: 3

5. Never Gonna Be Respectable. Read a classic or literary-award-adjacent book.
COMPLETED
The Mirror and the Light - Hilary Mantel

6. He Scores. Read a book by Nevil Shute. This is a bit of an annual tradition since I inherited my father's collection, so I thought I would make it official. COMPLETED
The Far Country - Nevil Shute

7. And Then. Continue series started before 2022. 1 point for a sequel, 2 points if it's a serial rather than a disconnected sequel, 3 points for the last book in a serial or defined set. Target: 15 points. COMPLETED
Current total: 31
Spoiler:

1 - Bear Head - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Dogs of War #2
2 - The Last Graduate - Naomi Novik - Scholomance #2 of 3
3 - The Mirror and the Light - Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall #3 of 3
2 - Emperor Mage - Tamora Pierce - Immortals #3 of 4
1 - Inhibitor Phase - Alastair Reynolds - Revelation Space
3 - The Realms of the Gods - Tamora Pierce - Immortals #4 of 4
2 - Golden Son - Pierce Brown - Red Rising #2 of 3
1 - Sharpe's Assassin - Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe
3 - The Mislaid Magician - Patricia C Wrede & Caroline Stevermer - Cecelia & Kate #3 of 3
1 - Record of a Spaceborn Few - Becky Chambers - Wayfarers #3
3 - Revenant Gun - Yoon Ha Lee - Machineries of Empire #3 of 3
1 - The Witness for the Dead - Katherine Addison - Goblin Emperor
2 - Cytonic - Brandon Sanderson - Skyward #3 of ?
3 - Centers of Gravity - Marko Kloos - Frontlines #8 of 8(?)
1 - B is for Burglar - Sue Grafton - Kinsey Milhone #2
1 - Beneath the Sugar Sky - Seanan McGuire - Wayward Children #3
1 - Game Dev Stories Volume 5 - David L Craddock - Game Dev Stories


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

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1. 130 books - 415 completed as of October 25

2. 45,000 pages - 138,652 completed as of October 25


3. Complete the "Read the World Challenge" at The Storygraph DONE


4. Complete the 2022 Onboarding Reading Challenge at The Storygraph DONE



5. Clear my TBR at The Storygraph

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OBJECTIVES:
1. Read more books than my average for the last two years (at least 120) (upgraded from 75, 100)
- Current read count: 123


2. Read better-to-me books, including more nonfiction and more classics (EOY average rating should be 3.6+)
- Current average rating: 3.66


3. Read more books from my paid (ebooks) TBR pile (more than half of the read total/~40)
- Current read count for paid ebooks: 14

4. Listen to more audiobooks (plus reach Master level in Audible)
- Starting point: 308 hours to go
- Current status: 0 hours remaining


SUB-CHALLENGES
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(listed as they get underway)

A. Complete the two remaining books in the Anna Katharine Green collection ($0.99)
1. The House of Whispering Pines - Jan 3, 2022
2. The Leavenworth Case - Jun 6, 2022


B. Read my five remaining Georgette Heyer ebooks
1. Beauvallet - Jan 10, 2022 ($1.90)

C. Read one book every month from the monthly lists in Book Smart by Jane Mallison
1. Jan: Beowulf - Jan 11, 2022 (library loan; Seamus Heaney translation)
2. Feb: Eminent Victorians - Feb 28, 2022 (freebie)
3. Mar: The Great Gatsby - Apr 30, 2022 (from collection-$1.80)
4: Apr: A Room of One's Own - Apr 29, 2022 (from collection-$1.59)
5. May: The Scarlet Letter - Jun 25, 2022 (freebie)
6. Jun: Things Fall Apart - Jun 28, 2022 (from collection-$1.99)

D. Complete one book a month from the Penguin Little Black Classics 80-book collection (print/owned)
1. Jan: The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue - Jan 12, 2022
2. Feb: On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts - Feb 22, 2022
3. Mar: Aphorisms on Love and Hate - Apr 23, 2022
4. Apr: Traffic - Apr 30, 2022
5. May: Wailing Ghosts - Jun 1, 2022
6. Jun: A Modest Proposal - Jun 24, 2022

E. Read daily (~15 minutes) from the Harvard Classics collection ($0.00)
1. The Golden Sayings of Epictetus (from vol. 2) - Jan 18, 2022
2. Meditations (Marcus Aurelius (from vol. 2) - Apr 23, 2022

F. Read at least two books of Asian fiction
1. The Decagon House Murders (Japan) - Jan 18, 2022 (library loan)

G. End Games: catch up on series in progress
1. Archangel's Sun [Guild Hunter] - Jan 19, 2022 (audiobook/library loan)
2. Archangel's Light [Guild Hunter] - Jan 24, 2022 (library loan)

H. Complete the books in the Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 1 collection ($2.82)
1. Frenchman's Creek - Jan 19, 2022

I. Complete an epic Fantasy series (Lord of the Rings - $1.99)
1. The Fellowship of the Ring - Jun 15, 2022

J. Complete an epic Science Fiction series (Dune Chronicles)
1. Dune - Jun 29, 2022 ($1.31)

K. Read A History of the English-Speaking People series by Winston Churchill (4)
1. The Birth of Britain ($1.99)

Books not tied to a sub-challenge: 99


STATS
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Format
Audio: 61
Ebook: 56
Print: 6

Ownership
Loaned: 87
Owned: 36

Genre
Drama: 0
Fiction: 99
Nonfiction: 22
Poetry: 1
Prose Poetry: 1

Monthly Read Counts
Jan - 17
Feb - 16
Mar - 2
Apr - 23
May - 22
Jun - 26
Jul - 1
Aug - 1
Sep - 2
Oct - 1
Nov - 6
Dec - 6

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Length Goals:
  • Total Books: 50 (stretch goal of 75)
  • Total Pages: 15,000
  • E-TBR Reduction: 25
  • Read from Print-TBR: 10

Substantive Goals:
  • Read at least 51% non-American authors
  • Read more female/nonbinary authors than male
  • Read at least 52 short stories
  • Read each Poem of the Week (52) posted by The Guardian or poem from another source
  • Read at least 10 books across all our collections that are selected by my wife.

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POEMS
1. "The Age of Cardboard and String" by Charles Boyle
2. "Burning the Old Year" by Naomi Shihab Nye
3. "Homesick" by Hugo Williams
4. "When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer" by Walt Whitman
5. "The Second Coming" by WB Yeats
6. "Rain Light" by W.S. Merwin
7. "We Lived Happily During the War" by Ilya Kaminsky

SHORT STORIES
1. "Satellites" by Rachel Curtis (New Yorker)
2. "The Tailor of Gloucester" by Beatrix Potter
3. "What the Forest Remembers" by Jennifer Egan (New Yorker)
4. "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. "The Plymouth Express Affair" by Agatha Christie
6. "The Adventure of the Western Star" by Agatha Christie
7. "The Rube's Pennant" by Zane Grey
8. "Drones Into Ploughshares" by Sarah Gailey
9. "A Little Journey" by Ray Bradbury
10. "The Wedding: A Stage Direction" by H.L. Mencken
11. "The Yellow Drawing Room" by Mona Caird
12. "The Incredible Theft" by Agatha Christie

BOOKS
1. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
2. The Melody of Iron and Other Short Stories by Osamu Tezuka (book 1 from my print TBR goal)
3. Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki (book 2 from my print TBR goal)
4. Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald (book 3 from my print TBR goal)
5. Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
6. Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
7. The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves

BOOKS SELECTED BY MY WIFE

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If I fall into a theme or category outside my usual, I’ll add it.
  • Reduce my usual benchmark to 100 books, but with a maximum of 150 (rounded up to 13 per month - I can carry unread books forward, but can’t anticipate).
  • Switching from my usual choice of a topic to a genre instead, read 12 biographies (memoirs and autobiographies don’t count).
  • Read a pre-chosen list of quality owned books. Read

The motivating theme behind these three goals is to shake things up because what I was doing no longer worked. Links are to my Goodreads account.

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Thumbs up Completed Oct 8: Read 12,000 Pages in 2022

Goal complete on October 8!

I'm kept the 12,000 page goal that I had used the last couple years; it seems about right for my current needs. I read a lot more short stories from podcasts and other audiobooks in general this year. December was entirely audio books which is a first for me.



Page Goal: Read 12,000 pages in 2022.
Status as of December 30: 15,042 pages read, 79 books/short stories completed.



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New authors: 28 out of 51
New publication years: 7 of 43
Audio books: 50 / 169 hours
Library books: 26



Completed books:
Ordered by finish date
Bold indicates novella and longer books (>50 pages)
Italics indicates short stories and novelettes(< 50 pages)
Audiobook or Podcast
  1. Cytonic (Skyward 3) - Brandon Sanderson
  2. Sunreach (Skyward Flight 1) - Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
  3. ReDawn Skyward Flight 2) - Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
  4. The Usual Santas - Mick Herron - LeVar Burton Reads
  5. Drones to Ploughshares - Sarah Gailey - LeVar Burton Reads
  6. The Placement Agency - Tobias S. Buckell - LeVar Burton Reads
  7. To Jump is to Fall - Stephen Graham Jones - LeVar Burton Reads
  8. Evershore (Skyward Flight 3) - Brandon Sanderson
  9. The Curse of Chalion - Lois McMaster Bujold
  10. Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne - Classic Tales podcast
  11. The Final Performance of the Amazing Ralphie - Pat Cadigan - LeVar Burton Reads
  12. Paladin of Souls - Lois McMaster Bujold
  13. Open House on Haunted Hill - John Wiswell - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  14. Binti - Nnedi Okorafor - Robin Miles (Narrator)
  15. John Dillinger and the Blind Magician - Allison M Dickson - LeVar Burton Reads
  16. Trading in Danger (Vatta's War 1) - Elizabeth Moon - Cynthia Holloway (Narrator)
  17. The Warrior's Apprentice - Lois McMaster Bujold - Grover Gardner (Narrator)
  18. Marque and Reprisal (Vatta's War 2) - Elizabeth Moon - Cynthia Holloway (Narrator)
  19. Troll Bridge - Terry Pratchett - LeVar Burton Reads
  20. The Last Truth - AnaMaria Curtis - LeVar Burton Reads, winner of his first short story contest
  21. Dark Horse (Orphan X 7) - Gregg Hurwitz
  22. Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War 3) - Elizabeth Moon
  23. Afterlife - Stephen King - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  24. Command Decision (Vatta's War 4) - Elizabeth Moon
  25. Panic in Level 4 - Richard Preston
  26. Victory Conditions (Vatta's War 5) - Elizabeth Moon
  27. A Horse and His Boy (Narnia 5) - C.S Lewis
  28. Prince Caspian (Narnia 2) - C.S. Lewis
  29. The Fellowship of the Ring (LoTR 1) - J.R.R. Tolkien - BBC Radio Play
  30. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Narnia 3) - C.S. Lewis
  31. The Last Wish (Witcher 0.5) - Andrzej Sapkowski
  32. The Two Towers (LoTR 2) - J.R.R. Tolkien - BBC Radio Play
  33. Return of the King (LoTR 3) - J.R.R. Tolkien - BBC Radio Play
  34. The Silver Chair (Narnia 4) - C.S. Lewis
  35. Amongst Our Weapons (Peter Grant 9) - Ben Aaronovitch
  36. Lucky Universe (Lucky's Marines 1) - Joshua James
  37. A Morbid Taste for Bones (Brother Cadfael 1) - Ellis Peters
  38. Cold Welcome (Vatta's Peace 1) - Elizabeth Moon
  39. Waypoint Kangaroo - Curtis C. Chen
  40. Hammer of God (Father Brown 1.9) - G.K. Chesterton
  41. The Light Fantastic (Discworld 2) - Terry Pratchett
  42. Book 42
  43. Man-Size in Marble - Edith Nesbit - Classic Tales Podcast
  44. The Road Not Taken - Harry Turtledove
  45. With the Buccaneers - Howard Pyle - Classic Tales Podcast
  46. First Shift - Legacy (Silo 2.1) - Hugh Howey
  47. Far Centaurus - A.E. vanGogt
  48. Book 48
  49. Sword of Destiny - Andrzej Sapkowski - Audiobook
  50. Second Shift - Order (Silo 2.2) - Hugh Howey
  51. A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea 1) - Ursula K. LeGuin - Audiobook - Completed goal for the year.
  52. The Legend of Nightfall - Mickey Zucker Reichert
  53. The Jester (Riyria 2.5) - Michael J. Sullivan - Audiobook
  54. The Story We Used to Tell - Shirley Jackson - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  55. The Pit and the Pendulum - Edgar Allan Poe - Classic Tales Podcast
  56. The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe - Classic Tales Podcast
  57. Book 57
  58. Your Rover is Here - L.P. Kindred - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  59. Stephen Leeds: Death and Faxes (Legion 2.5) - Brandon Sanderson, et al.
  60. The Wendigo - Algernon Blackwood - Classic Tales Podcast
  61. Fantaisie Impromptu No. 4 in C#min, Op. 66 - Carlos Hernandez - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  62. The Dead Smile - F. Marion Crawford - Classic Tales Podcast
  63. The Return of Nightfall (Nightfall 2) - Mickey Zucker Reichert
  64. The Cremation of Sam McGee - Robert W. Service - From the Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe podcast
  65. Third Shift - Pact (Silo 2.3) - Hugh Howey
  66. A Hero Born (Legend of the Condor Heroes 1) - Jin Yong - Audiobook
  67. I Was a Teenage Space Jockey - Stephen Graham Jones - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  68. #ClimbingNation - Kim Fu - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  69. Down in the Dim Kingdoms - Tobias S. Buckell - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  70. Family Cooking - AnaMaria Curtis - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  71. The King of Bread - Luis Alberto Urrea - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  72. The Million Dollar Bond Robbery - Agatha Christie - Classic Tales podcast
  73. Guards! Guards! (Discworld 8) - Terry Pratchett - Audiobook
  74. River's Giving - Heather Shaw - LeVar Burton Reads podcast
  75. Men at Arms (Discworld 15) - Terry Pratchett - Audiobook
  76. The Carpet People - Terry Pratchett - Audiobook
  77. A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices (Discworld Short) - Terry Pratchett
  78. The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman - Agatha Christie - Classic Tales podcast
  79. The Case of the Missing Will - Agatha Christie - Classic Tales podcast

Books in Progress:
  • Dust (Silo 3) - Hugh Howey - about 3/4 complete



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The Endless Reader

1) The Extractor volume one The Extractor by Mike Ryan
2) The Extractor volume two Past Dead by Mike Ryan
3) Brandon Hall volume one the Wrong Man by Mike Ryan
4) The Extractor volume three Pressure Point by Mike Ryan
5) The Extractor volume four Deep Cover by Mike Ryan
6) Monster Girl Base volume five Monster Girl Base five by Ryan Jacbos
7) The Extractor volume five Ripple Effect by Mike Ryan
8) Doomsday Hunter volume four Doomsday Hunter 4 by Eric Vall
9) Brandon Hall volume two Hard Bargain by Mike Ryan
10) Brandon Hall volume three Loose Ends by Mike Ryan
11) Monroe doctrine volume one by James Roscone
12) Sean Wyatt volume twenty-one Where Horizions End by Ernest Dempsey
13) The Extractor volume six the Hostage by Mike Ryan
14) Back Yard Dungeon volume one Back Yard Dungeon 1 by Logan Jacobs
15) Survive the Monsters and Breed volume one Survive the monsters and Breed by Logan Jacobs
16) Back Yard Dungeon volume two Back Yard Dungeon wo by Logan Jacobs
17) Back Yard Dungeon volume three Back Yard Dungeon 3 by Logan Jacobs
18) Empire Builder volume one Empire Builder: Build, Create and procreate by Logan Jacobs
19) Mayor of Elftown volume one Mayor of Elftown by Logan Jacobs
20) Blood on the Stars volume Echo's of Glory by Jay Allen
21) Monster Girl Base volume six Monster Girl Base six by Logan Jacobs
22) Looting the 13th floor volume one Looting the thirteenth Floor by Eric Vall
23) Jungle King volume one Jungle King by Jack Porter
24) Brandon Hall volume six the Shakedown by Mike Ryan
25) Jungle King volume one Jungle King 2 by Jack Porter
26) Jungle King volume three Jungle King three by Jack Porter
27) Noah Wolf volume twenty Rogue Intelligence by David Archer
28) Deathlands volume zero Encounter by James Axler
29) Deathlands volume one Pilgimage to Hell by James Axler
30) Survive the Monsters and Breed volume two Survive the Monsters and Breed 2 by Logan Jacobs
31) Survive the Monsters and Breed volume one Survive the Monsters and Breed by Logan Jacobs
32)Survive the Monsters and Breed volume three Survive the Monsters and Breed 3 by Logan Jacobs
33) Backyard dungeon volume four Back Yard Dungeon 4 by Logan Jacobs
34) Survive the Monsters and Breed volume four Survive the Monsters and Breed 4 by Logan Jacobs
35) Covert Action volume one Weapons' Grade by Ross Sidor
36) Lottery King volume one Lottery King by Eric Vall
37) Looting the thirteenth Floor volume two Looting the thirteenth Floor 2 by Logan Jacobs
38) Wolfgang Pierce volume one That time in Paris by Logan Ryles
39) Wolfgang Pierce volume two that time in Ciaro by Logan Ryles
40) Wolfgang Pierce volume three that time in Moscow by Logan Ryles
41) Wolfgang Pierce volume four that time in Rio by Logan Ryles
42) Wolfgang Pierce volume five that time in Tokyo by Logan Ryles
43) Prosecution Task Force volume one Brink of War by Logan Ryles
44) Extractor volume seven Collateral Damage by Mike Ryan
45) Unleashed volume one Terror in New York by Remington Kane
46) Lottery King volume three Lottery King 3 by Eric Vall
47) Lottery King volume two Lottery King 2 by Eric Vall
48) Apocalypses Pirates volume one Apocalypses Pirates by Eric Vall
49) Summoner School volume one Summoner School by Eric Vall
40) Summoner School volume two Summoner School 2 by Eric Vall
41) Arena Road volume one Arena Road by Logan Jacobs
42) Arena Road volume two Arena Road 2 by Logan Jacobs
43) Pocket Dungeon volume one Pocket Dungeon by Eric Vall
44) Survive the Monsters and Breed volume six Survive the monsters and Breed 4 by Eric Vall
45) Survive the Monsters and Breed volume seven Survive the Monsters and Breed 7 by Eric Vall
46) John Milton volume four Ghostss by Mark Dawson
47) The Extractor volume nine Con Man by Mike Vall
48) Star force volume ten Disarmament by Jyr
49) Star Force volume eleven Deception by Jyr
50) Star Force volume twelve Escalation by Jyr

Complete five series:

1) The Extractor by Mike Ryan
2) Brandon Hall by Mike Ryan
3) Jungle King by Jack Porter
4) Survive the Monsters and Breed by Logan Jacobs
5) Lottery King by Eric Vall
6) Looting the 13th Floor
7) Wolfgang Pierce by Logan Ryles
8) Unleashed by Remington Kane

December

Balance Brought Forward = $52

The Extractor volume one the Extractor by Mike Ryan - $18 - $70
The Extractor volume two Past Dead by Mike Ryan - $12 - $82
The Thousand Dollar Man volume five The Thousand Dollar Breakout by JT Brannan - $8 - total $90
The Extractor volume three Pressure Point by Mike Ryan - $8 - $98
Brandon Hall volume one The Wrong Man by Mike Ryan - $12 - total $110
The Extractor volume four Deep Cover by Mike Ryan - $12 - total $122
Brandon Hall volume Two Hard Bargain by Mike Ryan - $12 - total $134

January

Brandon Hall volume one The Wrong Man by Mike Ryan - $12 - total $12
The Extractor volume four Deep Cover by Mike Ryan - $12 - total $24
Brandon Hall volume Two Hard Bargain by Mike Ryan - $12 - total $36
The Extractor volume five Ripple Effect by Mike Ryan - $12 - total $48
Monster Girl Base volume five Monster Girl Base 5 - $8 - total $56
Doomsday Hunter volume four Doomsday Hunter volume four by Eric Vall - $8 - total $64
Wrath of the Dragon volume one Wrath of the Dragon by Eric Vall - $8- total $72
Brandon Hall volume three Loose Ends by Mike Ryan - $12 - total $84
Alex Mason volume one Odin by David Archer and Blake Banner - $9 - total $93
Brandon Hall volume four The Dead Client by Mike Ryan - $8 - total $111
Vector volume one Biostorm by Andrew Melchiorri - $16 - total $127
Monroe Doctrine volume one by James Roscone - $8 - total $134
Monroe Doctrine volume two by James Roscone - $8 - total $142

February

Monroe Doctrine volume one by James Roscone - $8 - total 8
Brandon Hall volume four The Dead Client by Mike Ryan - $8 - total $16
Monroe Doctrine volume two by James Roscone - 8 - total $24
Sean Wyatt Adventure volume tenty-one by Ernest Dempsey - $20 - total $44
Jake Adams International Spy volume one Fatal Network - $25 - $69
The Extractor volume six The Hostage by Mike Ryan - $8 - total $77
Black Brier volume one Unmasked by LT Ryan - $13- total $90
King and Slater thriller Weapons by Matt Rogers - $18 - total $108
Backyard Dungeon volume one Back Yard Dungeon by Logan Jacobs - $8 total $116
Survive the Monsters and Breed by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $124

March

Backyard Dungeon volume two Back Yard Dungeon 2 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $8
Survive the Monsters and Breed volume two Survive the Monsters and breed 2 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $16
Survive the Monsters and Breed volume one Survive the monsters and breed by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $24
The Academy for Advanced Alchemy volume one The King of Alchemy: A Progression Fantasy Academy Adventure by Simon Archer - $8 - total $32
Empire Builder volume one Empire Builder: Breed, Populate and conquer by Date King - $8 - total $40
Resurrected as a Drow volume one Resurrected as a Drow 1 by Logan Jacobs - $48.
Backyard Dungeon volume three Back Yard Dungeon 3 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $56
Empire Builder volume two Empire Builder 2: Breed, Populate and Conquer by Dante King - $8 - total $64
Monster Girls Base volume six Monster Girls Base 6 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $72
Mayor of Elftown volume one Mayor of Elftown by Dante King - $8 - total $80
Looting the 13th floor volume one Looting the thirteenth Floor by Eric Vall - $8 - total $88

April

Monster Girl Base volume six Monster Girl Base 6 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $8
Looting the 13th floor volume one Looting the thirteenth Floor by Eric Vall - $8 - total $16
Monster Girl Trucker volume one Monster Girl Trucker by Simon Archer - $8 - total $24
Jungle King volume one Jungle King by Jack Porter - $24 - total $48
Jungle King volume two Jungle King 2 by Jack Porter - $24 - total $72
Deathlands volume zero Encounter by James Axler - $8 - total $80
Brandon Hall volume six Shakedown by Mike Ryan - $12 - total $92
Noah Wolf volume nineteen Wolf Among Men by David Archer - $8 - total $100
Jungle King volume three Jungle King 3 by Jack Porter - $8 - total $108
Spy Thriller volume one the Asset by Saul Hertzog - $29 - total $137
Noah Wolf volume twenty Rogue Intelligence by David Archer - $ 15 - total $152
Deathlands volume one Pilgrimage to Hell by James Axler - $8 - total $160
Deathlands volume two Red Holocausts by James Axler - $8 - total $168
Survive the Monsters and Breed volume two Survive the Monsters and Breed 2 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $176
Survive the monsters and Breed volume three Survive the Monsters and Breed 3 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $184
Deahlands volume three Neuron Solstice by James Axler - $20 - $200

May

Deathlands volume three Neutron Solstice by James Axler - $20 - $20
Survive the Monsters and Breed volume three Survive the Monsters and Breed 3 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $28
Survive the Monsters and Breed volume four Survive the Monsters and Breed 4 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $36
Back Yard Dungeon volume 4 Back Yard Dungeon 4 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $44
Saving Supervillains volume one Saving Supervillains by Bruce Sentar - $15 - $60
Warped Earth volume one Apocalypse Cultivator: A Cultivation Fantasy Adventure for Men by Jack Bryce - $15 - total $75
The seven Deadly Sins volume one Pride by Carolina Mac - $71 - total $146
Colt Ryder volume six the thousand dollar murder by JT Brannan - $5 - total $151
Covert action volume one weapons' grade by Ross Sidor - $8 - total $159
Covert Action volume two Target Viper by Ross Sidor - $8 - total $167
Colt Ryder the Thousand Dollar Chase by JT Brannan - $8 - total $175
Kill Monsters, get rich volume one Kill Monsters, Get Ritch by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $183
Cal Shepard Black Ops Espionage thriller volume one Search and Destroy: A Cal Sheppard Black Ops Thriller by JT Sawyer - $10 - total $193
Lottery King volume one Lottery King by Eric Vall - $8 - total $201

June

Colt Ryder volume six Thousand Dollar murder by JT Brannan - $8 - total $8
Colt Ryder volume seven The Thousand Dollar Chase by JT Brannan - $8 - total $16
Lottery King volume one Lottery King by Eric Vall - $8 - total $24
Cal Shepard Black Ops Espionage thriller volume one Search and Destroy: A Cal Sheppard Black Ops Thriller by JT Sawyer - $10 - total $34
Lottery King volume two Lottery King two by Eric Vall - $8 - total $42
Monster Girl Base volume seven Monster Girl Base 7 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $50
Try Not to Murder anyone volume one, Try not to murder anyone by Eric Vall - $8 - total $58
Chaos G-g volume two Chaos G-d 2 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $66
Looting the 13th floor volume two Looting the 13th floor 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $74
Backyard Dungeon volume five Back Yard Dungeon 5 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $82
Made in Hell volume one Made in Hell by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $90
Monster Girl Safari volume one Monster Girl safari by Roland Carlson - $8 - total $98
Resurrected as a Drow volume one Resurrected as a Drove by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $106
First Sorcerer volume one Singularity Online volume one by Kyle Johnson - $33 - total $139
Wolfgang Pierce volume one That time in Paris by Logan Ryles - $10 - total $147
Prosecution Force volume one Brink of War by Logan Ryles - $15 - total $164
Wolfgang Pierce volume two That time in Cairo by Logan Ryles - $10 - total $174
Wolfgang Pierce volume three That time in Moscow by Logan Ryles - $10 - total $184
Wolfgang Pierce volume four That Time in Rio by Logan Ryles - $10 - total $194

July

Wolfgang Pierce volume three That time in Moscow by Logan Ryles - $10 - total $10
Wolfgang Pierce volume four That time in Rio by Logan Ryles - $10 - $20
Wolfgang Pierce volume five That time in Tokyo by Logan Ryles - 10 - 30
Wolfgang Pierce volume six that time in Sydney by Logan Ryles - $10 - total $40
Prosecution Task Force volume one Brink of War by Logan Ryles - $20 = total $60
Prosecution Task Force volume two First Strike by Logan Ryles - $25 - total $85
Extractor volume seven Collateral Damage by Mike Ryan - $8 - total $93
Unleashed volume one Terror in New York by Remington Kane - $15 - total $108
Fear the Reaper volume four Karne: Deepblack by Bre Towns - $13 - total $121
Lottery King volume three Lottery King 3 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $129
Apocalypse Pirates volume one Apocalypse Pirates by Eric Vall - $8 - total $137
Summoner School volume one Summoner School by Eric Vall - $8 - total $145
Arena Road volume one Arena Road by Eric Vall - $8 total $153

August

Summoner School volume one Summoner School by Eric Vall $8 - total $8
Arena Road volume one Arena Road by Eric Vall - $8 - total $16
Arena Road volume two Arena Road 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $24
Summoner School volume two Summoner School 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $32
Backyard Dungeon volume six Backyard Dungeon 6 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $40
Survive the Monsters and Breed volume five survive the Monsters and Breed 5 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $48
Pocket Dungeon volume one Pocket Dungeon by Eric Vall - $8 - total $56
Werewolf Night volume one Werewolf Night by Eric Vall - $8 - total $64

September

Backyard Dungeon volume six Backyard Dungeon 6 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $8
Survive the Monsters and Breed volume five survive the Monsters and Breed 5 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $16
Pocket Dungeon volume one Pocket Dungeon by Eric Vall - $8 - total $24
Werewolf Night volume one Werewolf Night by Eric Vall - $8 - total $32
Call Shepard Black Ops Espionage thriller volume one Search and Destroy by JT Sawyer - $8 - total $40
Court of the Shifter volume one Court of the Shifter by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $48
Court of the Shifter volume two Court of the Shifter 2 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $56
Making Supers volume one Making Supers by Dante King - $8 - total $64
Lottery King volume four Lottery King 4 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $72
Backyard Dungeon volume seven Back Yard Dungeon 7 by Logan Jacobs - $8 - total $80
Survive the Monsters and Breed volume seven Survive the Monsters and Breed 7 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $88
Looting the 13th Floor volume three Looting the thirteenth Floor 3 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $96
John Milton volume one the Cleaner by Mark Dawson - $15 - total $111
John Milton volume four Ghosts by Mark Dawson - $13 - total $124
John Milton volume five Sword of G-d - by Mark Dawson - $33 - $157
Scott Stiletto volume one The Termination Protocol - $24 - total $181
The Group Fifteen File volume one The Vault by Mark Dawson - $10 - total $191
Summoner School volume three Summoner School three by Eric Vall - $8 - total $199
Making Supers volume two Making Supers 2 by Dante King - $8 - total $207
Extractor volume eight The Conman by Mike Ryan - $8 - total $215

November

Extractor volume eight The Conman by Mike Ryan $8 - total $8
Star Force Origins Series 3 First Mission and World War three and Space Battles by Aer-Ky Jyr - $11 - total $19
Apocalypse Pirates volume two Apocalypse Pirates 2 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $27
Star Force Origins Series 3 invasion - $11 - total $38
Star Force Origins series 3 Deception - $8 - total 46

December

Star Force Origins Series 3 # 10 Invasion - $8 - total $8
Star Force Origins Series 3 # 11 Deception - $8 - total $16
Lottery King volume 5 Lottery King 5 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $24
Star Force Origins # 12 Escalation by Jyr - $8 - total $32
Star Force Origins # 13 Succession by Jyr - $8 - total $40
King of Superheroes volume one King of Superheroes by Eric Vall - $8 - total $48

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Jan 15 Now reading "Hana Khan Carries On" by Uzma Jalaluddin (dnf, it was over long and boring - too bad, the premise sounded amazing)

Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs, and Emily's Quest. All by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The first two via Librivox and the last one on my Kobo.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
"On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" by Stephen King (audio book via overdrive)
"It ends with us" Colleen Hoover via audio book.
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. Librivox recording
11/22/63 by Stephen King, audio book
God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens audio
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Librivox Recording
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers Audio
The Calamity Falls box set books 1-3 Kindle
I am trying to pick up reading again after a dry spell.

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Books Read: 24 / 52

Sub-Goals:
  • Japanese books: 0/12
  • Theology Books: 2/6
  • Classics: 6/4
  • Purchased TBR: 5/12


Books read:
Spoiler:
  1. Starsight by Brandon Sanderson [Overdrive]
  2. Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson [Overdrive]
  3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald [Public Domain]
  4. Gossamer by Lois Lowry [Overdrive]
  5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury [Overdrive]
  6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck [Overdrive]
  7. Consecration to St. Joseph by Fr. Donald H. Calloway [Purchased]
  8. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery [Public Domain]
  9. Sunreach by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Peterson [Purchased]
  10. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton [Overdrive]
  11. ReDawn by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Peterson [Purchased]
  12. Evershore by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Peterson [Purchased]
  13. Men, Women and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II's Love and Responsibility by Edward Sri [Purchased (Re-read)]
  14. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis [Borrowed paperback]
  15. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis [Borrowed paperback]
  16. Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold [Paperback]
  17. The Princess Bride by William Goldman [Library Paperback]
  18. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon [Paperback]
  19. Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon [Purchased]
  20. Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon [Paperback]
  21. The Long Return by Rose Pearson [KU]
  22. You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle [Overdrive]
  23. Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon [Paperback]
  24. The Diviners by Libba Bray [Overdrive Audiobook]


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Goals for 2022:
  • Read more: I'm increasing my goal from 70 to 100 books read.
  • Read about 80% from TBR each month.

I start the year with a TBR of 232.

Books Read: 89/100
Current TBR: 430

TBR: 61
Kindle Unlimited: 22
Library: 5
Borrowed: 1

Books Removed From TBR: 5
Books Bought: 10
Books Added to TBR: 251 (freebies)


Books Bought in 2022
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1. Valhalla by Nathan Archer
2. Promised by Leah Garriott - read
3. Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth
4. Loch Down Abbey by Beth Cowan-Erskine - read
5. The Big Four by Agatha Christie - read
6. Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith - DNF
7. The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs
8. The Regatta Mystery And Other Stories by Agatha Christie - read
9. Shadows of Swanford Abbey by Julie Klassen - read
10. When the Day Comes by Gabrielle Meyer - read



Books:
Spoiler:
1. December 30, 2021: A Darker Domain by Val McDermid - from TBR
2. January 4, 2022: Traces of Mercy by Michael Landon Jr./Cindy Kelley - from TBR
3. January 7, 2022: Fitzwilliam Darcy: Man of Fortune by Jennifer Joy - KU
4. January 10, 2022: Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis - from TBR
5. January 13, 2022: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie - from TBR
6. January 14, 2022: A Disguise of the Worst Sort by Sarah Courtney - KU
7. January 15, 2022: Ghost of a Chance by Mark A Garland - from TBR
8. January 16, 2022: A Girl and Five Brave Horses by Sonora Carver - from TBR
9. January 18, 2022: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - from TBR
10. January 20, 2022: Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau - from TBR
11. January 23, 2022: It Started at Pemberley by Jennifer Lang - KU
12. January 25, 2022: Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George - from TBR
13. January 30, 2022: The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer - from TBR
14. February 6, 2022: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - from TBR
15. February 11, 2022: Promised by Leah Garriott - from TBR
16. February 13, 2022: Forsaken by Leanna Ellis - from TBR
17. February 18, 2022: The Olive Branch by Sarah Courtney - KU
18. February 22, 2022: A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins - Borrowed
19. February 25, 2022: Q-Zone by Greg Cox - from TBR
20. February 28, 2022: A Reluctant Bride by Jody Hedlund - from TBR
21. March 5, 2022: Loch Down Abbey by Beth Cowan-Erskine - from TBR
22. March 11, 2022: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Library (on hold)
23. March 11, 2022: A Titillating Alternative by Deborah Ann Kauer - KU
24. March 21, 2022: Reversed Fortune by Sydney Salier - KU
25. March 23, 2022: Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer - from TBR
26. March 29, 2022: Court of Swans by Melanie Dickerson - from TBR
27. April 3, 2022: The Big Four by Agatha Christie - from TBR
28. April 8, 2022: A Perfectly (Un)timely Proposal by Jennifer Joy - KU
29. April 10, 2022: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake - from TBR
30. April 14, 2022: Report for Murder and Common Murder by Val McDermid - from TBR
31. April 21, 2022: The River Girl's Song by Angela Castillo - from TBR
32. April 24, 2022: An Accident at Pemberley by Emily Russell - KU
33. April 26, 2022: Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer - from TBR
34. April 30, 2022: The Peasant's Dream by Melanie Dickerson - from TBR
35. May 4, 2022: Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber - from TBR
36. May 7, 2022: Mistaken Identity by J. Dawn King - KU
37. May 12, 2022: Faking a Murderer by Kathy Reichs and Lee Child - Overdrive
38. May 12, 2022: A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs - from TBR
39. May 19, 2022: Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris - from TBR
40. May 28, 2022: Darcy's Winter Wedding by Jane Grix - KU
41. May 29, 2022: Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith - from TBR (DNF)
42. June 4, 2022: Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers - from TBR
43. June 11, 2022: Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel by Jonathan Morris - from TBR
44. June 14, 2022: Mr. Darcy and the Island by Valerie Lennox - KU
45. June 17, 2022: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal - Library
46. June 21, 2022: Mirror X by Karri Thompson - from TBR
47. June 23, 2022: Unintended Consequences by Jann Rowland - KU
48. June 27, 2022: Doctor Who: The Price of Paradise by Colin Brake - from TBR
49. June 30, 2022: Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen - from TBR
50. July 4, 2022: No Time Like the Past by Greg Cox - Library
51. July 9, 2022: An Awakened Heart by Jody Hedlund - from TBR (freebie)
52. July 10, 2022: Mr. Darcy of Longbourn by April Floyd - KU
53. July 14, 2022: The Bone Collection by Kathy Reichs - from TBR
54. July 15, 2022: Outcast by C.J. Redwine - from TBR (freebie)
55. July 15, 2022: Snowbound by Jack Caldwell - from TBR (freebie)
56. July 16, 2022: Brazen by Christina Farley - from TBR
57. July 21, 2022: Against Every Expectation by Paige Badgett - KU
58. July 26, 2022: The Secret by Beverly Lewis - from TBR (freebie)
59. August 3, 2022: Lizzy's Necklace by Jennifer Joy - from TBR (freebie)
60. August 4, 2022: The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson - KU
61. August 9, 2022: Wings of Fire by Charles Todd - from TBR
62. August 14, 2022: Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund - from TBR
63. August 20, 2022: Nine Ladies by Heather Moll - KU
64. August 25, 2022: The Regatta Mystery And Other Stories by Agatha Christie - from TBR
65. August 27, 2022: Shadows of Swanford Abbey by Julie Klassen - from TBR
66. September 4, 2022: A Little Magic by S. Neha - KU
67. September 8, 2022: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest - from TBR (freebie)
68. September 10, 2022: A Rip Through Time by Kelley Armstrong - Overdrive
69. September 17, 2022: Interrupted Plans by Brigid Huey - from TBR (freebie)
70. September 20, 2022: Blood of a Gladiator by Ashley Gardner - from TBR (freebie)
71. September 29, 2022: A Precarious Excursion by Wendi Sotis - KU
72. October 2, 2022: The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie - from TBR
73. October 5, 2022: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith - from TBR (freebie)
74. October 10, 2022: Breathe by Lisa T. Bergren - from TBR (freebie)
75. October 16, 2022: The Vampires of Derbyshire by April Floyd & Cass Grix - KU
76. October 17, 2022: The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid - from TBR
77. October 25, 2022: Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation2 Volume 2 by Scott Tipton, David Tipton - from TBR
78. October 25, 2022: The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen - from TBR
79. November 4, 2022: Doctor Who: Free Comic Book Day 2016 by Robbie Morrison, etc. - from TBR (freebie)
80. November 4, 2022: Stealing Darcy by Jane Grix - KU
81. November 5, 2022: Murder at Mondail Castle by Issy Brooke - from TBR (freebie)
82. November 9, 2022: Rekindled by Tamera Alexander - from TBR (freebie)
83. November 15, 2022: When the Day Comes by Gabrielle Meyer - from TBR
84. November 22, 2022: Accusing Mr. Darcy by Kelly Miller - KU
85. December 1, 2022: Doctor Who: Free Comic Book Day 2017 by Alex Paknadel, etc. - from TBR (freebie)
86. December 1, 2022: An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd - Library
87. December 5, 2022: 1632 by Eric Flint - from TBR (freebies)
88. December 18, 2022: Danger at the Netherfield Ball by Jann Rowland - KU
89. December 20, 2022: Doctor Who: Free Comic Book Day by Nick Abadzis, etc. - from TBR (freebie)
90. December 20, 2022: Crack Down & Clean Break by Val McDermid - from TBR
91. December 27, 2022: A Heart Deceived by Michelle Griep - from TBR (freebies)

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My goal this year is again an even 100. I should try to bring the TBR down below 1,000; it's at 1,085 at the beginning of the year...

Rereads in default color, new reads in sienna

1. Dust by Elizabeth Bear 1/03
2. Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm Queen of the Dead by Richard Roberts 01/12

3. In Conquest Born (Audio) by C S Friedman 01/12
4. Wintersteel by Will Wight 01/16
5. The Pride of Chanur (Audio) by C J Cherryh 01/25
6. Fox and I by Catherine Raven 01/26
7. The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Haynes 02/04
8. Siege Tactics (Audio) by Drew Hayes 02/08

9. Princess Diarist (Audio) by Carrie Fisher 02/14
10. Cyteen by C J Cherryh 02/26
11. Bloodline by Will Wight 02/27
12. The Raven Tower by Anne Leckie 03/01
13. Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League by Britni de la Cretaz & Lyndsey D'Arcangelo 03/03
14. Chanur's Venture (Audio) by C J Cherryh 03/08
15. The Kif Strike Back (Audio) by C J Cherryh 03/14
16. You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson 03/14
17. Chanur's Homecoming (Audio) by C J Cherryh 03/17
18. The Werewolf in the Ancient World by Daniel Ogden 03/20
19. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (Audio) by Holly Black 04/01
20. Regenesis by C J Cherryh 04/09
21. Project Hail Mary (Audio) by Andy Weir 04/14
22. Iron Widow by Xirin Jay Zhao 04/20
23. Chanur's Legacy (Audio) by C J Cherryh 05/09
24. Index, a History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age by Dennis Duncan 05/28
25. The Kaiju Protection Society by John Scalzi 05/29

26. Dragon Keeper (Audio) by Robin Hobb 06/02
27. Reaper by Will Wight 06/04
28. Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science by Dr Phill Manning 06/05
29. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 06/06
30. On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard 06/09

31. A Memory Called Empire (Audio) by Arkady Martine 06/23
32. Chill by Elizabeth Bear 07/03
33. Dragon Haven (Audio) by Robin Hobb 07/06
34. Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams 07/09
35. Foreigner (Audio) by C J Cherryh 07/20
36. Traveler's Gate by Will Wight 07/31
37. The Legacy of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson 08/05

38. Invader (Audio) by C J Cherryh 08/13
39. A Desolation Called Peace (Audio) by Arkady Martine 09/01
40. Vagina Obscura by Rachel E Gross 09/04
41. The Crimson Vault by Will Wight 09/05
42. Noble Roots (Audio) by Drew Hayes 09/30
43. City of Light by Will Wight 10/02
44. Rebel with a Clause by Ellen Javin 10/05
45. Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 10/29
46. A Spaceship Repair Girl Supposedly Named Rachel by Richard Roberts 11/12
47. The Grief of Stones (Audio) by Katherine Addison 11/20
48. Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree 11/25
49. Unmask Alice by Rick Emerson 11/25
50. The Modem World by Kevin Driscoll 12/07
51. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas 12/18
52. A Prayer for the Crown Shy by Becky Chambers 12/20
53. Space Carrier Avalon by Glynn Stewart 12/21
54. Daughter of the Cyber Dragons by C T Phipps 12/24

55. Unsouled (Audio) by Will Wight
56. Soulsmith (Audio) by Will Wight
57. Blood of Dragons (Audio) by Robin Hobb
58. Proving Ground by Kathy Kleiman 12/26
59. Yours, Cruelly, Elvira by Cassandra Peterson 12/28

60. Inheritor (Audio) by C J Cherryh
61. Precursor (Audio) by C J Cherryh
62. Defender (Audio) by C J Cherryh

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I have a mix of reading goals for 2022, but mainly to put another "big" dent in my TBR. They include:
  • Catch up completely on the backlist of at least two autobuy authors.
  • Read at least three complete series.
  • Pick 10 “Must Read” books for the year from my huge digital TBR mountain (not including any new releases)

January 2022
Read 24 books.

February 2022
Read 15 books.

March 2022
Read 50 books.
Finished the Tried-and-True Challenge Round One.

April 2022
Read 48 books.
Finished the Tried-and-True Challenge Rounds Two and Three and The Nutshell Challenge Round One.

May 2022
Read 31 books.

June 2022
Read 36 books.

July 2022
Read 28 books.
Finished the Tried-and-True Challenge Round Four and The Nutshell Challenge Round Two.

August 2022
Read 37 books.
Finished the Tried-and-True Challenge Round Five.

September 2022
Read 22 books.
Finished the Topsy-Turvy Twenty-Two Challenge Round One.

October 2022
Read 22 books.
Finished the Trusty Tropes Challenge and the Alphabet Challenge Round Two.

November 2022
Read 19 books.
Finished the Nutshell Challenge Round Three and the Alphabet Challenge Round One.

December 2022
Read 19 books.
Finished the the Alphabet Challenge Round One, the 22 in 22 Phonics Challenge, the Topsy-Turvy Twenty-Two Challenge Round Two, and the Tried-and-True Challenge Round Six.

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