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Old 12-09-2022, 05:53 AM   #1
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The 2023 Annual Reading Challenge List Thread

2023 Reading Challenge List Thread

Welcome to our 14th Annual Reading Challenge!

The Annual Reading Challenge is not a race, nor an “exclusive club”, anyone can join! This is just a fun activity that some of us have enjoyed doing in the past. Many of us have found reading challenges to be an entertaining way to set goals for ourselves, get ideas for books, and see what others are reading.

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

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

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 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010

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

I start 2023 with 703 books on my TBR pile.

Books removed from TBR

Read and Reading
  1. December 30th, 2022: We Can Remember It For You Wholesale By Philip K. Dick - £0.99 - 3/5 - 439pp
    Interesting, but probably only really for a completist.
  2. January 6th, 2023: Death Around the Bend by T E Kinsey - £0.99 - 4/5 - 232pp
    Good fun, but the protagonists took far too long to spot something obvious
  3. January 9th: Galaxy's Edge #7 edited by Mike Resnick - £0.40 - 4/5 - 215pp
    Good stories, but the factual/review/serial didn't interest me
  4. January 12th: Poirot's Early Cases by Agatha Christie - £0.63 - 5/5 - 238pp
    Excellent fun with Poirot in lots of short stories
  5. January 15th: Grave Secrets be Kathy Reichs - £0.99 - 4/5 - 276pp
    Gripping, but perhaps getting a bit silly now
  6. January 20th: To the Land of Long-Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith - £0.99 - 4/5 - 175pp
    OK, but not as good as earlier books, IMO
  7. January 22nd: Georgiana Darcy's Diary by Anne Elliott - Free - 4/5 - 216pp
    Fun in a light romance kind of way.
  8. January 23rd: The Crystal Gryphon by Andre Norton - £1.00 - 4/5 - 200pp
    Quite interesting. I shall carry on with the series.
  9. January 28th: Dragonshadow by Barbara Hambly - £5.99 - 5/5 - 319pp
    Excellent fantasy
  10. January 31st: The Piper on the Mountain by Ellis Peters - £0.99 - 5/5 - 243pp
    Nice to see Dominic out on his own
  11. February 2nd: The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi - £0.99 - 5/5 - 230pp
    A great, fun read.
  12. February 4th: Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa - Free - - 275pp

Books added to TBR

Freebies
Bought
  • January (3/£7.97): In The Frame, An Act of Foul Play, Dragonshadow
  • February (2/£1.98): The Kaiju Preservation Society, The Last Hero
  • March (0/£0.00):
  • April (0/£0.00):
  • May (0/£0.00):
  • 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: 697
Books read: 11 (including 1 freebies, 0 re-reads, 0 abandoned)
Books otherwise removed from TBR pile: 0 (0 read previously, 0 discarded)

Books removed from TBR pile: 11
Books added to TBR pile: 5 (including 0 freebies, 0 omnibus counted as 0)
Removed/Added: 2.20
Net reduction for 2023: 5

Non-free books read: 10 (including 0 re-read, 0 abandoned)
Total cost of books read: £13.96
Average cost of books read: £1.40

Non-free books bought: 5 (including 0 omnibus counted as 0)
Total cost of books bought: £9.95
Average cost of books bought: £1.99


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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Old 12-09-2022, 08:55 AM   #4
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Ancient World, Wartime Germany, Victorian, SG Challenge

https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...victorian-2023Iíve not been hitting my goals in the past few years, so Iíve decided itís time for a new strategy. Iíve identified the two areas that are speaking to me right now, so Iím just going to see how it goes. The only fixed goal is to participate in the MR/StoryGraph challenge with the aim of reducing my GR WTR list. As always, Iíll set a benchmark of reading 120 books. (I donít have a problem hitting this, so itís not a goal per se.). Also as always, Iíll link to the GR account for my various themes as Iím too lazy to list books twice.

Ancient World

Germany from 1901 to 1950

StoryGraph Challenge

120 Books

Victorian Novels

Reduce GR TBR to 150

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Old 12-09-2022, 09:31 AM   #5
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Length Goals:
  • Total Books: 50 (stretch goal of 75)
  • Total Pages: 15,000 (stretch of 20,000)
  • 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 at least 10 books across all our collections that are selected by my wife. It's a great way to read things I would not ordinarily do, and I almost always end up enjoying them. List of books will be added as soon as my wife selects them.

JANUARY 2023 WRAP UP:

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

Short Stories:
  • "The Student" by Anton Chekhov
  • "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
  • "Tobermory" by Saki
  • "The Path to the Cemetery" by Thomas Mann
  • "An Ocurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce
  • "The Truth About Owls" by Amal El-Mohtar
  • "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" by Flannery O'Connor
  • "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver

Books Selected by my Wife:
  • None this month, but I have already got two going for February!

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Goal: Read 12,000 Pages in 2023

I'm going to stick with my 12,000 page goal from the last couple years. I might dabble in the StoryGraph challenge too, but I don't tend to plan out my reading more than a week or two.


Page Goal: Read 12,000 pages in 2023.
Status as of January 22: 1,807 pages read, 11 books/short stories completed.


Current and upcoming books:
  • The Lost Metal (Mistborn 7, Wax & Wayne 4) - Brandon Sanderson
  • The Long War (Long Earth 2) - Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter - Audiobook
  • Devolution - Max Brooks - Audiobook narrated by Judy Greer
  • Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds
Completed books:
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Ordered by finish date
Bold indicates novella and longer books (>50 pages)
Italics indicates short stories and novelettes(< 50 pages)
  • Dust (Silo 3) - Hugh Howey
  • The Long Earth (Long Earth 1) - Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter - Audiobook
  • The Foster Portfolio - Kurt Vonnegut - LeVar Burton Reads
  • Without Fail (Jack Reacher 6) - Lee Child
  • Wok Hei St - Guan Un - LeVar Burton Reads
  • First Aid for Dora - P.G. Wodehouse - Classic Tales Podcast
  • The Lady of the Yellow-Painted Library - Tobi Ogundiran - LeVar Burton Reads



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

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*** last updated: 12/20/2022 ***

FORMAT - Full Year to Date
Audio: 0 (0%)
E-Book: 0 (0%)
Mass Market Paperback: 0 (0%)
Trade Paperback: 0 (0%)
Hardcover: 0 (0%)


Read per acquired:
PURCHASED - 0, 0 %
FREE OR SUBSCRIPTION - 0, 0 %

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

Books Read: 0
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  • Re-Reads: 0
  • Current TBR Owned: TBD
  • 2022 Money Spent (Bought E-Books, Books, Audio):
  • 2022 Monthly Service Fees:
  • Store Sources of READ Books: Amazon: 0; Used Bookstore 0; Audible 0, Library 0
    Friend 0


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Publisher Breakdown:
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  • Self-Published/Indie:
  • Small Press: 0
  • Large Publishing Houses: 0
  • Other Publishing Sources/Misc: 0
Average Rating: 0
Average Days to Read: 0


RATING SYSTEM - Star System
1 (0%), 1.5 (0%), 2 (0%), 2.5 (0%), 3 (0%), 3.5 (0%), 4 (0%), 4.5 (0%), 5 (0%)

Services Progress
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0, Audible: 0

GENERAL READING STAT TRACKING
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Time Period: Contemporary 0, Historical 0, Retro 0, Future 0
Author Gender - Female 0, Male, 0, Both 0
POV Genre - Female 0, Male 0, Ensemble 0
Diversity - None 0, Disability 0, Race 0, Mental Illness 0, LGBT 0, Combo 0
Country Settings -
Age Group - Adult 0, Middle Grade 0%, YA 0%
Primary Genre Category (Sub-Genre not included) - Urban Fantasy 0%; Mystery 0%; Horror0%; Romance 0%; Drama 0%; Science Fiction 0%; Action-Adventure 0%; High Fantasy 0%; Nonfiction 0%
Creature *1 per book, main creature* (only for certain books where this applies)[/U][/B]
Romance Books - Romance Type - Straight: 0%; Reverse Harem 0%; LGBT 0%


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RANDOM GOALS

Read more Valancourt. Many available at Ohio library
Read more water and space themed settings

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

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


Months
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January
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

February
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

March
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

April
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

May
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

June
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

July
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

August
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

September
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

October
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

November
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

December
Total Read Count:
Kindle Unlimited: 0, Library: 0
Audio: 0, E-Book: 0, Paperback:0, Hardcover: 0

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Unfortunately, last year I did not reach my goals, so I will be looking at a goal of 55 for this year, hopefully I will make it

1) Star Force volume thirteen succession by Jyr
2) Lottery King volume five Lottery King 5 by Eric Vall
3) Star Force volume fourteen Zen'Zat by Jyr
4) Apocalypse Pirates volume two Apocalypse Pirates 2 by Eric Vall
5) King of Superheroes volume one King of Superheroes by Eric Vall
6) Star Force volume fifteen Colonization by Jyr
7) Star Force volume sixteen Canderous by Jyr
8) Star Force volume seventeen Intimidation by Jyr
9) Star Force volume eighteen Counter Strike by Jyr
10) Star Force volume nineteen Benefactor by Jyr
11) Star Force volume twenty Melee by Jyr
12) Star Force volume twenty-one Allegiance by Jyr
13) Star Force volume twenty-two Augmentation by Jyr
14) Star Force volume twenty-three Backstab by Jyr
15) Star Force volume twenty-four Origin by Jyr
16) Hunter Legacy Second Edition volume one Hero at Large by Timothy Ellis
17) Dream Master by Logan Jacobs
18) Star Force volume twenty-five foothold by Jyr
19) Star Force volume twenty six Death Knell by Timothy Ellis
20) Star Force volume twenty Seven Assentation by Jyr
21) Star Force volume twenty-eight Insurrection by Jyr
22) Looting the thirteenth Floor volume five Looting the thirteenth floor 5 by Eric Vall
23) Star Force volume twenty-nine Psionics by Jyr
24) Star Force volume thirty Re-Calibration by jyr
25) Summoner School volume four Summoner School 4 by Eric Vall.
26) Star Force volume thirty Re-Calibration by Jyr
27) Monster Girl Mayhem volume one Monster Girl Mayhem by Eric Vall
28) Star Force volume thirty-one Aquatics by Jyr

Balance Brought forward = $48

December

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

January

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

February

Hunter Legacy volume ten Hero at the Gates by Timothy Ellis - $15 - total $15
Star Force volume thirty-two Mastermind by Jyr - $8 - total $23
Star Force volume thirty-three Eviction by Jyr - $8 - total $31
Hunter Legacy volume twelve Home is where the Hero is by Timothy Elis - $25 - total $56

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Old 12-09-2022, 03:19 PM   #10
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Complete the MobileRead Users TBR Reduction Challenge
January prompt completed


Complete the StoryGraph Reads the World Challenge
Pakistan prompt completed
Argentina prompt completed
Nigeria Prompt Completed


Complete the Storygraph Onboarding Challenge

Meet my Storygraph goals of at least 210 books and 55,000 pages.

Read no more than 260 books.

Read no fewer than 26 non-fiction books.

Try Kidnapped and Treasure Island.

Reduce the number of unread books on my Kobos by at least 140, ~25%

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Old 12-09-2022, 04:09 PM   #11
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Old 12-09-2022, 07:03 PM   #12
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Read twice as many books as I buy.

Bought: 4
Borrowed: 0
Free: 9

Read: 5
Discarded/Expired: 0

Books read:
1. Classic Game Covers - Mike Winterbauer (f) - 121
2. The Ruin of Kings - Jenn Lyons (k) - 686
3. The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman (p) - 420
4. Kingdoms at War - Lindsay Buroker (k) - 521
5. Shelter - Dave Hutchinson (k) - 342
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Monthly Breakdown:
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January
Bought: 4 (£2.64)
Free: 8
Read: 5 (£0.99)
Pages: 2090

February
Free: 1


Achievements:

1. Buy It, Read It. Start at least 75% of the books I buy.
Current total: 1/4 (25%)

2. King of the Mountains. My 5 longest books should total over 3000 pages.
Current total: 2090
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686 - The Ruin of Kings - Jenn Lyons
521 - Kingdoms at War - Lindsay Buroker
420 - The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman
342 - Shelter - Dave Hutchinson
121 - Classic Game Covers - Mike Winterbauer


3. Paper Chase. Reduce my unread paper book collection.
Out: 1
In: 0
Net reduction: 1

4. Never Gonna Be Respectable. Read a classic or literary-award-adjacent book.

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

6. And Then. Series points challenge. 1 point for a sequel, 2 points if it's a serial rather than a disconnected sequel, 3 points for the last book in a serial or defined set. -1 for the first book in a series. 0 for the first book in a sub-series. Target: 15 points.
Current total: -2
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-1 - The Ruin of Kings - Jenn Lyons - Chorus of Dragons #1 of 5
1 - The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman - Thursday Murder Club #2
-1 - Kingdoms at War - Lindsay Buroker - Dragon Gate #1 of ?
-1 - Shelter - Dave Hutchinson - Aftermath #1


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

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Old 12-09-2022, 09:29 PM   #13
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2023 Goals

60 books: 13
20,000 pages: 4281
6 books over 600 pages
6 books from GR WantToRead
Storygraph Mobile Reads Challenge: 2/12
Read 12 ebooks costing over $6: 3

TBR Down 10 for each category:
Ebooks: Up 2
Audiobooks: Down 5
Magazines


Magazines Read So Far: 0
Spoiler:

1.


2023 Purchases Read:
Bought: 15 Read: 1
Free: 12 Read: 2

Spoiler:

January
1. Chump Change - G M Ford $2.13
2. Centurion - Simon Scarrow $3.20
3. The Gladiator - Simon Scarrow $3.20
4. Something to Hide - Elizabeth George $2.13
5. Tree of Hands - Ruth Rendell $2.13
6. Death on Gukumon Island - Seishi Yokomizo $2.13
7. Spellbreaker - Charlie Holmberg (audio) $2.13
8. Killing in a Koi - Jessica Fletcher (audio) $3.20
9. Cherringham 34-36 - Matthew Connelly (audio) $2.92
10. Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents - Terry Pratchett $3.20
11. The Creak on the Stairs - Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir $1.06
12. The Hidden Shore - Cynthia Harrod Eagles $5.35
February
13. Monday Is Murder - Jess Lourey $3.12
14. About Time - Jodi Taylor $1.06
15. The Cat Who Went Bananas - Lilian Braun $2.13


Free
1. Kill The Butler - Michael Kenyon
2. Detectives Roper & Hooley Omnibus 1-4 - Michael Leese
3. Girl, Alone - Blake Pierce
4. Undone - Blake Pierce
5. Just Me - Blake Pierce
6. Night Angels - Weina Dai Randel Amazon First
7. Meru - S.B. Divya Amazon First
8. Second Course - Simon Haynes
9. Just Desserts - Simon Haynes
10. Flipflops and Murder - H Y Hanna
11. Dragon Assassin - Piers Anthony & JRRain
12. You Better Run - Willow Rose



Short Stories: 2
Spoiler:


01. 3 The Last Line - Robert Dugoni (audio) Prime
02. 3 What Child Is This - Rhys Bowen (audio) Prime



Books
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January - Pages Read:4281 Ebooks: 10 Audio: 8
01. 3 Just Desserts - Simon Haynes (audio)
Silly but enjoyable.
02. 4 Antiques Ravin' - Barbara Allen (ebook)
Loved this story!
03. 5 The Long Shadow - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (ebook+audio)
Really intense story.
04. 4 Murder on the Thames - Matthew Costello (audio)
This was a good story. Episodic novellas
05. 5 Close-up On Murder - Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain (audio)
Good story! Death on a movie set.
06. 3 Memory Police - Yoko Ogawa (ebook)
Good story.
07. 5 Aloha Betrayed - Jessica Fletcher (audio+ebook)
Another good story - Jessica teams up with retired detective to teach a class.
08. 5 Another Time, Another Place - Jodi Taylor (audio+ebook)
A rescue that goes awry. Badly.
09. 4 Spellbreaker - Charlie Holmberg (audio+ebook)
YA fantasy - not bad. Started slow but warmed up. Cliffhanger.
10. 5 Death In Disguise - Caroline Graham (ebook)
Great Midsomer murder story! Different than the show.
11. 3 War Brides - Helen Bryan (audio+ebook)
1/2 great; 1/2 boring.
12. 1 Making Over Mike - Lisa Plumley (ebook)
Read years ago. Clearly my tastes changed - I couldn't finish this stupid plot.
13. 1 Dr Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes - Neal Barnard (ebook)
Shill for PETA. Doctorate in psychiatry, not medicine. Ignores health concerns.
February - Pages Read:0
14.


Book Rating/Comments:
1: Awful, or did not finish
2: So, so, or not to my taste
3: Good book
4: Very good book; possible reread.
5: Wonderful book! A keeper.


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TBR as of 1/1/23
Audiobooks 1233
Ebooks&magazines 1796

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