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CollectionsTo Loan (604), Public Library (275), Read 2016 (40), Read 2015 (82), Read 2014 (76), Read 2013 (82), Read 2012 (107), Read 2011 (81), Read 2010 (34), Read 2009 (45), Read 2008/Prior (88), Completed (643), Your library (1,089), Wishlist (30), Currently reading (3), To read (735), Read but unowned (294), All collections (2,021)

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Tagsfiction (557), YA (369), historical (366), fantasy (320), first in series (203), love (199), secrets (136), children (135), science fiction (131), mystery (126) — see all tags

MediaBook (2,021), Paper Book (1,994), Audiobook (8), Ebook (19)

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About meBook lover. Book hoarder. For life.

About my libraryBooks are my tickets to travelling this world and beyond. If you have a book in your hand, you can't possibly be bored and if you are, then get a new book. :)

As you will quickly notice, I am quite broad in my choice of books. I dabble in almost all genres with the exception of non-fiction (which I am slowly learning to enjoy). All book recommendations are appreciated and welcome.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr. Seuss - I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

RATING SYSTEM:
5 Stars: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE??
4 Stars: So, so, very hard to put down...
3 Stars: Purr...I'm content...almost...
2 Stars: Anxiously eyeing the next book in my pile...
1 Star: Fire fodder...BURN BABY BURN!!

Favourite Reads of 2015:

1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (non-Fiction)
2. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (YA)
3. The Dawn Stag by Jules Watson (Historical)
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (YA)
5. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (Fiction)

Honourable Mentions:
The Farm by Tom Rob Smith (Thriller/Mystery/Suspense)
Lexicon by Max Barry (Thriller/Mystery/Suspense)
Where they Found her by Kimberly McCreight (Thriller/Mystery/Suspense)
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (non-Fiction)
Son by Pearl S. Buck (Historical)
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith (Thriller/Mystery/Suspense)

Books Read in 2016:
**Books are OTS unless otherwise indicated
January
1. (L) Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey 4.25*
2. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See 4.5*
3. (L) The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry 3.5*
4. (L) About Grace by Anthony Doerr 4*
5. (L) The Girl Who Slept with God by Val Brelinski 4*
February
6. The Scar by China Mieville 5*
7. (L) Katherine by Anya Seton 4.25*
8. (L) A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card 3*
9. (L) The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell 4.75*
March
10. (L) The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks 4.5*
11. (L) The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons 3*
12. (L) Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier 3*
April
13. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters 4*
14. Iron Council by China Mieville 3*
May
15. (L) The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel 4*
16. The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson 5*
17. (L) The Young Elites by Marie Lu 4*
18. (L) The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham 4*
19. The Boar Stone by Jules Watson 4.5*
June
20. (L) H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald 3.5*
21. Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson 4*
22. (L) The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black 3*
July
23. (L) A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler 4.75*
24. (L) In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick 3.5*
25. (L) Seveneves by Neal Stephenson 4*
August
26. (L) Nora Webster by Colm Toibin 3*
27. The Last Empress by Anchee Min 3*
28. (L) First Light by Rebecca Stead 3.75*
29. (L) Z is for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien 4*
30. (L) Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie 3*
31. (L) The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 4.25*
September
32. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes 5*
33. (L) The Muse by Jessie Burton 4*
34. (L) The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins 3.5*
35. (L) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 5*
36. (L) The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena 3.75*
37. (L) The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood 3*
38. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman 4*
October
39. (L) The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler 3.75*
40. (L) Slade House by David Mitchell 3.75*

☛ Total Pages Read: 16,798 (40)
♫ Total Hours:

Non-fiction: 2
Fiction: 13
YA: 14
Children:
Classics:
Fantasy: 7
Science Fiction: 2
Historical: 6
Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror/Other: 3
GN:

Series: 11
Stand-alone: 29
Series started: 2
Series completed: 5

New to Me Authors: 23
Male Authors: 19
Female Authors: 20

OTS: 10
Library: 29
Other:

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015

Favorite authorsSarah Addison Allen, Orson Scott Card, Roald Dahl, Ted Dekker, Neil Gaiman, Margaret George, Guy Gavriel Kay, Max Lucado, Kate Morton, Jodi Picoult (Shared favorites)

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Real nameValerie

LocationAlberta, Canada

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 29, 2007

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