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Old 12-21-2021, 03:11 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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Table of Participants
  1. AdamGott - Post #33
  2. astrangerhere - Post #7
  3. bookaho!ic - Post #21
  4. Bookstooge - Post #37
  5. CAFlanny - Post #13
  6. Dazrin - Post #9
  7. deedward9 - Post #27
  8. Dngrsone - Post #14
  9. DrNefario - Post #4
  10. Fbone - Post #24
  11. HLS - Post #28
  12. Hollow Man - Post #16
  13. ianthe06 - Post #34
  14. Indio777 - Post #30
  15. irishmac473 - Post #23
  16. issybird - Post #8
  17. jbcohen - Post #10
  18. jselby - Post #26
  19. JSWolf - Post #17
  20. library addict - Post #15
  21. Loosheesh - Post #6
  22. Mikou - Post #35
  23. Musicman - Post #25
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  25. Paperbackstash - Post #19
  26. pdurrant - Post #3
  27. Pjama - Post #18
  28. Polarpenguin - Post #36
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  30. spacepope - Post #12
  31. spindlegirl - Post #11
  32. sun surfer - Post #32
  33. Tarana - Post #20
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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 - - 185pp

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)

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, (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 (0/£0.00):
  • July (0/£0.00):
  • August (0/£0.00):
  • September (0/£0.00):
  • October (0/£0.00):
  • November (0/£0.00):
  • December (0/£0.00):


Analysis
TBR: 741
Books read: 43 (including 12 freebies, 0 re-reads, 2 abandoned)
Books otherwise removed from TBR pile: 11 (0 read previously, 11 discarded)

Books removed from TBR pile: 54
Books added to TBR pile: 39 (including 5 freebies, 2 omnibus counted as 6)
Removed/Added: 1.43
Net reduction for 2022: 15

Non-free books read: 31 (including 0 re-reads)
Total cost of books read: £43.34
Average cost of books read: £1.40

Non-free books bought: 34 (including 2 omnibus counted as 6, 0 not added to TBR)
Total cost of books bought: £36.82
Average cost of books bought: £1.09


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: 17
Borrowed: 4
Free: 16

Read: 22
Discarded/Expired: 2

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

Monthly Breakdown:
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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: 2 (£0.98)
Pages: 1028


Achievements:

1. Buy It, Read It. Start at least 75% of the books I buy.
Current total: 11/17 (65%)

2. King of the Mountains. My 5 longest books should total over 3000 pages.
Current total: 2820
Spoiler:

745 - The Mirror and the Light - Hilary Mantel
544 - Snakewood - Adrian Selby
533 - Shards of Earth - Adrian Tchaikovsky
503 - Open - Andre Agassi
495 - Starborn - Lucy Hounsom


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: 4/7
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: 3
In: 1
Net reduction: 2

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 series. Target: 15 points.
Current total: 12
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


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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COMPLETED
1. 130 books - 152 completed as of April 20

2. 45,000 pages - 52,557 completed as of April 20


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

and that's it for now

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OBJECTIVES:
1. Read more books than my average for the last two years (at least 75)
- Current read count: 58

2. Read better-to-me books, including more nonfiction and more classics (EOY average rating should be 3.6+)
- Current average rating: 3.7

3. Read more books from my paid (ebooks) TBR pile (more than half of the read total/~40)
- Current read count for paid ebooks: 4

4. Listen to more audiobooks (plus reach Master level in Audible)
- Starting point: 308 hours to go
- Current status: 184 hours remaining
- # of Audible audiobooks = 12
- # of non-Audible audiobooks = 10

SUB-CHALLENGES
Spoiler:
(listed as they get underway)

A. Complete the two remaining books in the Anna Katharine Green collection (2010; $0.99)
1. The House of Whispering Pines - Jan 3, 2022

B. Read my five remaining Georgette Heyer ebooks
1. Beauvallet - Jan 10, 2022 (2012; $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 (collection-$1.80)
4: Apr: A Room of One's Own - Apr 29, 2022 (collection-$1.59)

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

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 (2013; $2.82)
1. Frenchman's Creek - Jan 19, 2022

Books not tied to a sub-challenge
1. Angel's Blood - Jan 23, 2022 (audiobook/reread/library loan)
2. Kingscastle - Jan 25, 2022 (2022; $0.99)
3. Archangel's Kiss - Jan 28, 2022 (audiobook/reread/library loan)
4. Archangel's Consort - Jan 29, 2022 (reread/library loan)
5. Archangel's Legion - Jan 29, 2022 (audiobook/reread/library loan)
6. Archangel's Heart - Jan 30, 2022 (audiobook/reread/library loan)
7. Archangel's Prophecy - Jan 31, 2022 (audiobook/reread/library loan)
8. Archangel's War - Jan 31, 2022 (audiobook/reread/library loan)
9. After the Billionaire’s Wedding Vows (KU loan)
10. The Long Call (audiobook/library loan)
11. Christmas Babies for the Italian (KU loan)
12. The Prince of Secrets (KU loan)
13. Queen by Royal Appointment (KU loan)
14. Stolen in Her Wedding Gown (KU loan)
15. If I Never Met You (audiobook/library loan)
16. The Greek's Hidden Vows (KU loan)
17. The Billion-Dollar Bride Hunt (KU loan)
18. The Court of Mortals (KU loan)
19. The Faerie King (KU loan)
20. The Rosie Project (audiobook/library loan)
21. Secrets of Cinderella's Awakening (KU loan)
22. The Stand-In (Audible loan)
23. The Inklings: C S Lewis, J R R Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends (Audible loan)
24. The Jane Austen Collection (Audible loan)
25. The Seat Filler (KU loan)
26. Death at Wentwater Court (Audible loan)
27. The Winter Garden Mystery (Audible loan)
28. The Life and Works of Jane Austen (Audible loan)
29. Easily Set Aflame (KU loan)
30. 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do (KU loan)
31. Silent Blade (freebie)
32. Go Go Squid (KU loan)
33. The Mystery of Mrs Christie (KU loan)
34. From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History (Audible loan)
35. The Yellow Wallpaper (freebie)
36. Requiem for a Mezzo (Audible loan)
37. The Skeptic’s Guide to the Great Books (Audible loan)
38. The Prophet (collection-$0.00)
39. Murder on the Flying Scotsman (Audible loan)
40.Come and Eat, Shan Shan (KU loan
41. Damsel in Distress (Audible loan)
42. Dead in the Water (Audible loan)


STATS
Spoiler:
Format
Ebook: 32
Print: 4
Audio: 22

Ownership
Owned: 16
Loaned: 42

Genre
Fiction: 45
Nonfiction: 12
Poetry: 0
Drama: 0
Prose Poetry: 1

Monthly Read Counts
Jan - 17
Feb - 16
Mar - 2
Apr - 23

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  • 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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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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Old 12-21-2021, 06:53 AM   #8
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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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Old 12-21-2021, 10:50 AM   #9
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I'm going to stick with my 12,000 page goal from the last couple years. We'll see how it goes.


Page Goal: Read 12,000 pages in 2022.
Status as of May 9: 9,365 pages read, 38 books/short stories completed.

  • The Light Fantastic (Discworld 2) - Terry Pratchett
Completed books:
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Bold indicates novella and longer books (>50 pages)
Italics indicates short stories and novelettes(< 50 pages)
  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




My previous lists: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

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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

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

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

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Old 12-21-2021, 06:06 PM   #12
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Main Goal: ?/25,000 pages
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]


Money saved through Overdrive: ?

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Read More from TBR

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

I start the year with a TBR of 232.

Books Read: 36/100
Current TBR: 215

TBR: 25
Kindle Unlimited: 9
Library: 1
Borrowed: 1
Books Removed From TBR: 1
Books Bought/Added to TBR: 9


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
7. The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs



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

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Old 12-22-2021, 01:20 PM   #14
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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

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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.

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