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SharronA's 75 for 2018

75 Books Challenge for 2018

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1SharronA
Edited: Feb 1, 8:57am Top

JANUARY

This is my nth year (too lazy to look it up at the moment) with this challenge. Its main benefit to me is that it lets me look back over what interested me at various times in the past. When I see a month with lots of books listed, I know I was going through a tough time in "real life" and needed escape.

Besides the nonfiction that I enjoy, I tend to read series fiction. I'm much more interested in the continuing characters than in the immediate plot (though the plots have to be good to keep me coming back for more). It humbles me that an author spends a year or more perfecting the next story in a series, while I wait impatiently. Then I devour it in a day or two and immediately return to "impatient" mode.

This year, my resolution is to figure out how to do more than simply list my books here. Look at others' lists? Start conversations? Read the wiki? Wow. I've probably been missing a lot.

1. Caliente Quilts: Create Breathtaking Quilts Using Bold Colored Fabrics by Priscilla Bianchi
2. The Falls by Ian Rankin, 13th Inspector John Rebus story
3. Fleshmarket Alley by Ian Rankin, 16th Inspector John Rebus story
4. The Black Book by by Ian Rankin, 6th Inspector John Rebus story
5. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin, 2nd book in the Song of Fire and Ice series
6. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen, M.D., narrated by the author
7. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (can’t believe I wasted all those hours reading this!)
8. Havana Twist by Lia Matera, read by Anna Fields, 7th in the Willa Jansen series

2drneutron
Jan 5, 9:09pm Top

Welcome back for your 6th year! I'd love to see you over on my thread or on others. There's also some group reads and challenges going on that you can see on the group wiki. Have fun with it!

3thornton37814
Jan 8, 11:22am Top

Happy 2018 reading!

4PaulCranswick
Jan 8, 1:25pm Top



Happy New Year
Happy New Group here
This place is full of friends
I hope it never ends
It brew of erudition and good cheer.

5SharronA
Edited: Mar 7, 11:32pm Top

FEBRUARY

9. Youth by Isaac Asimov — I wonder if we are, at this moment, nearing the end of the “Beforethewars Society”?
10. The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman
11. Glass Houses by Louise Penny, 13th Three Pines novel
12. The Obsidian Chamber by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston, 16th Pendergast novel
13. Find Her by Lisa Gardner, 2016 addition to the D. D. Warren series

6SharronA
Edited: Apr 2, 9:16am Top

MARCH

14. Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger, 1st in his Cork O’Connor series
15. Secrets from the Eating Lab by Traci Mann, Ph.D.
16. The Leopard by Jo Nesbo, in the Harry Hole series, unabridged audio narrated by Robin Sacks
17. A Judgment of Whispers by Sallie Bissell, 7th Mary Crow novel
18. The Night Searchers by Marcia Muller, 31st Sharon McCone novel
19. Someone Always Knows by Marcia Muller, 32nd Sharon McCone novel
20. Sovereign by C. J. Sansom, 3rd Matthew Shardlake
21. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevon

7SharronA
Edited: May 20, 10:47pm Top

APRIL

22. The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb, first in the Farseer series
23. The Victims’ Club by Jeffery Deaver
24. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin, 3rd in the Song of Fire and Ice series (Game of Thrones)
25. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

8SharronA
Edited: Jun 1, 12:37pm Top

MAY

26. Hatteras Light by Philip Gerard (I chose this book after hearing the author on North Carolina Bookwatch. He spoke about the second book in this series, which I’ll also read.
27. The Pig Did It by Joseph Caldwell, first in his Pig Trilogy (I probably won’t be reading the others)
28. The Eternal World by Christopher Farnsworth
29. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken, unabridged audio read by the author
30. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, unabridged audio read by Scott Brick (enjoying this again after first reading 15 years ago)
31. The Flatey Enigma by Victor Arnar Ingolfsson
32. Death Benefit by Robin Cook, unabridged audio read by George Guidall, first Pia Grazdiano story
33. Blackman’s Coffin by Mark de Castrique, 1st in his Sam Blackman series, set in Asheville — Great story!

9SharronA
Edited: Jul 2, 7:27pm Top

JUNE

34. The Fitzgerald Ruse by Mark de Castrique, 2nd Sam Blackman
35. Singularly Dramatic: Creating Sensational Images with One Strong Focus by Barbara Olson
36. Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci, Camel Club #3, unabridged audio read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy
37. The Sandburg Connection by Mark de Castrique, 3rd Sam Blackman
38. A Murder in Passing by Mark de Castrique, 4th Sam Blackman
39. A Specter of Justice by Mark de Castrique, 5th Sam Blackman
40. Hidden Scars by Mark de Castrique, 6th Sam Blackman
41. A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash

10SharronA
Edited: Aug 2, 9:57pm Top

JULY

42. This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
43. A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin, 4th book in his Song of Fire and Ice series
44. City of Endless Night by Preston & Childs, latest Pendergast
45. The Last Chance Olive Ranch by Susan Wittig Albert, 26th China Bayles

11SharronA
Edited: Sep 8, 2:14pm Top

AUGUST

46. Death of a King by Andrew H.
Vanderwal
47. Thunderstruck by Erik Larsen, unabridged audiobook about the parallel lives of Guglielmo Marconi and Dr. Hawley Crippen
48. Mission Song by John LeCarre, unabridged audio
49. Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides, unabridged audio documentary of the American West
50. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, unabridged Librivox audiobook, reading again after 60+ years
51. The Battle for Duncragglin by Andrew H. Vanderwal
52. Vicious Circle by C. J. Box, 18th Joe Pickett
53. Cold Heart by Linda LaPlante, unabridged audio read by ___ King
54. The Promise by Robert Crais, in his Elvis Cole & Joe Pike series
55. The Embezzler Didn’t by Michael Havelin
56. Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn, abridged audiobook read by Armand Schultz

12SharronA
Edited: Oct 7, 4:06pm Top

SEPTEMBER

57. The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child, unabridged audio read by Johnathan McClain
58. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
59. Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

13SharronA
Edited: Nov 11, 2:26pm Top

OCTOBER

60. Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb
61. Turning Twenty Just Got Better by Tricia Cribbs
62. Scraps to You, Too by Debbie Caffrey
63. Ticket To Ride by Ed Gorman, 8th in the Sam McCain mystery series
64. The Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson, 14th Longmire story

14SharronA
Edited: Dec 12, 1:14am Top

NOVEMBER

65. The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government by David Talbot
66. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, 1st in the Kingkiller Trilogy (2007)
67. The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
68. A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
69. Lights Out by Ted Koppe

15SharronA
Edited: Today, 2:07pm Top

DECEMBER

70. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfus, 2nd in The Kingkiller Trilogy (2011)
71. Don’t Eat Me by Colin Cotterill, latest in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series.
72. A Book of Book Lists by Alex Johnson
73. The Museum of Kitschy Stitches by Stitchy McYarnpants
74. The Fifth Knight by E. M. Powell, first in a series set in the reign of Henry II
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