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#451 Ianthe

Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:57 PM

I am such a rule follower that I am feeling guilty about being halfway through a book and counting it into next year.

#452 Hands Up

Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:37 PM

Ha ha. I'm also halfway through a book but I have no qualms in counting it next year. I don't count rereads though. Don't know why.

#453 greenthumbs

Posted 31 December 2016 - 09:01 PM

#27 The Paper House by Anna Spargo-Ryan
#28 Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo

Well, my goal was 6. So, I whipped butt!

This has really got me back on track with reading and I'm so grateful! Now to decide on a number for next year. Probably somewhere between 6 & 28. I'm going to try to work on a few other goals this coming year (more time for hobbies and decluttering the house) so don't think I'll read as much. But, you never know.

Thanks for all the recommendations over the year everyone! My 'want to read' list is huge and still growing!

Happy New Year to all!

Edited by greenthumbs, 31 December 2016 - 09:01 PM.


#454 Nasty Bunsen

Posted 01 January 2017 - 08:46 AM


#1 Obernewtyn by Isabelle Carmody
#2 Where Are You Now by Mary Higgins Clark
#3 Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
#4 Room by Emma Donoghue
#5 The Martian by Andy Weir
#6 The Help by Kathryn Stockett
#7 Lights Out in Wonderland by DBC Pierre
#8 A Little Life by Hanya
#9 Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders
#10 The Thoughts and Happenings of Wildred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals by Wendy Jones
#11 Plague and Cholera by Patrick DeVille
#12 All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
#13 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
#14 Vive La Revolution by Mark Steele
#15 Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
#16 Stardust by Neil Gaiman
#17 Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
#18 Three Wishes by Lianne Moriarty

#19 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


Was tempted to add this to the 2017 tally but since I only had 3 pages to read this morning it felt like cheating. 19 books read, only one short of my goal.

I will not be adding up the total number of books bought because of this thread ;)


#455 Lunagirl

Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:23 AM

  • After Alice - Gregory Maguire
  • Armada - Ernest Cline
  • The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  • Babymoon - Melanie La'Brooy
  • Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
  • Wool - Hugh Howey
  • Shift - Hugh Howey
  • Dust - Hugh Howey
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Wild Girl - Kate Forsyth
  • The Pregnant Widow - Martin Amis
  • Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
  • Bridget Jones: Mad about the boy - Helen Fielding
  • Campaign Ruby - Jessica Rudd
  • Analogue Men - Nick Earls
  • Peeps - Scott Westerfeld
  • Meltdown - Ben Elton
  • The Constantine Codex - Paul L Maier
  • The Grave Robber - Val McDermid
  • The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty
  • The Heir - Keira Cass
  • The Crown - Keira Cass
  • The Achievement Habit - Bernard Roth
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski
  • Living Forward - Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy
  • Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff
  • Every Day - David Levithan
  • Another Day - David Levithan
  • The Thousandth Floor - Katharine McGee
  • Mindset - Carol Dweck
  • The Phoenix Project - Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford
  • Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty
  • What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty
  • Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
  • X - Sue Grafton
  • Illuminae - Jay Kristoff & Annie Kaufman
  • The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
  • Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J Maas
  • Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh
  • Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
  • Kinslayer - Jay Kristoff
  • Shopaholic to the Rescue - Sophie Kinsella
  • The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward
  • The Potion Diaries 2: Royal Tour - Amy Alward
  • Newk: Life on and off the court- John Newcombe
  • Old Man's War - John Scalzi
  • Learning how to swear in America - Katie Kennedy
  • Sand - Hugh Howey
  • Ghost Brigade - John Scalzi
  • Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
  • Map to the Stars - Jen Malone
  • One Second Ahead - Rasmus Hougaard with Jacqueline Carter, Gillian Coutts


Original goal: 100
Revised goal: 52
Books read: 52
Last book finished: About 10pm, Dec 31
Books by males/females: Roughly 50/50, slightly more males
Books by nationality: Roughly 50% American, 25% Australian and 25% British
Books by non-white writers: Very few

Thanks, Ianthe, I've really enjoyed this challenge!

#456 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:29 PM

I haven't been here to post in AGES! But... I killed my goal! I got to 40 books... not including all the fanfiction I read! lol

I'm def going to join again for next year!




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