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2.0 ★: I must have been dragged, kicking and screaming, to finish this one!

2.5 ★: Below Average but I finished the book for one reason or another.

3.0 ★: Average, a solid read that I finished but can't promise to remember

3.5 ★: Above Average, there's room for improvement but I liked this well enough to pick up another book by this author.

4.0 ★: A very good read and I enjoyed my time spent with this story

4.5 ★: An excellent read, a book I will remember and recommend

5.0 ★: Sheer perfection, the right book at the right time for me


September 2021

CHALLENGE #1: The Last Three Letters of the Author's First or Last Name, Spelled Backwards Makes a Real Word - Dark Angels Rising - READING
CHALLENGE #1: The Last Three Letters of the Author's First or Last Name, Spelled Backwards Makes a Real Word - I'd Rather Be Reading - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #1: The Last Three Letters of the Author's First or Last Name, Spelled Backwards Makes a Real Word - The Power of the Dog - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #1: The Last Three Letters of the Author's First or Last Name, Spelled Backwards Makes a Real Word - Rotters - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #2: The Word "All" or "Nothing" is in the Title or the Author's Name - The Fashion in Shrouds
CHALLENGE #3: Author's First and Last Names Start With the Same Letter - The Captain's Daughters - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #3: Author's First and Last Names Start With the Same Letter - Number One Chinese Restaurant - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #3: Author's First and Last Names Start With the Same Letter - Over and Under - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #4: The phrase "Bestselling Author" is Included Somewhere on the Cover - Sharp Objects - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #6: A Book With a School or Equivalent Setting - A Separate Peace - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #8: Author's Last Name Has 7 Characters or Less - The Age of Orphans - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #8: Author's Last Name Has 7 Characters or Less - The Devil's Highway
CHALLENGE #8: Author's Last Name has 7 Characters or Less - Primordia: In Search of the Lost World - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #8: Author's Last Name has 7 Characters or Less - Promise At Dawn - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #11: Book has an Association with the Numbers 12 or 17, or is set in a high school, or has a character named Alex - A Pinch of Snuff - READING
CHALLENGE #11: Book has an association with the numbers 12 or 17, or is set in a high school, or has a character named Alex - Last Reminder - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #13 - Fits the "Readers Imbibing Peril" Challenge - Dark Days - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #14 - A Shade of Red or Orange is Among the First Words - Mrs. Harris Goes to New York - COMPLETED

2021 Category Challenge

My 2021 Category Challenge - Part 6
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My 2021 Category Challenge - Part 1

2021 75 Reading Challenge

Reading Through Time Challenge

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2020 Category Challenge

My 2020 Category Challenge - Part VIII
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My 2020 Category Challenge - Part VI
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Top Books of Second Quarter of 2021

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Beacon At Alexandria by Gilliam Bradshaw
Crimson Lake by Candice Fox
Green For Danger by Christianna Brand
Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
Slightly Married by Mary Balogh

Top Books of First Quarter of 2021

Dodgers by Bill Beverly
Long Bright River by Liz Moore
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Network Effect by Martha Wells
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell

Top Books of 2020

All That I Have by Castle Freeman
I'm Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The Facts of Life and Death by Belinda Bauer
The Grifters by Jim Thompson
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
The Trespass by Barbara Ewing

Top Books of 2019

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Legend by David Gemmell
The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles
I am Legend by David Matheson
Hell's Bottom, Colorado by Laura Pritchett

Top Books of 2018

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilan
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
Under the Skin by Michael Faber
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. Dick

Top Reads of 2017

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
March Vol.1, 2, & 3 by John Lewis
The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb
Savage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Dog Boy by Eva Hornung

Top Reads of 2016

The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
Wool by Hugh Howey
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
An Untamed State by Roxanne Gay
Leave Her To Heaven by Ben Ames Williams
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Top Reads of 2015

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier
Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
The Terrorists of Irustan by Louise Marley
Katherine by Anya Seton
The Snow Child by Ewoyn Ivey
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Top Reads of 2014

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Blood Kin by Henry Chappell
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Death of Sweet Mister by Daniel Woodrell
Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
Pied Piper by Nevile Shute

Top Reads of 2013

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Let Him Go by Larry Watson
Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Sandman Series Vol 1 - 10 by Neil Gaiman
Butcher's Crossing by John Williams

Top Reads of 2012

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
Life by Keith Richards
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
Doc by Mary Doria Russell
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
We Band of Angels by Elizabeth M. Norman

Top Reads of 2011

Pretty Birds by Scott Simon
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Red Breast by Jo Nesbo
The White Rhino Hotel by Bartle Bull
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Complete Essex County by Jeff Lemire
The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
Dances With Wolves by Michael Blake

Top Reads of 2010

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Ride the Wind by Lucia St. Clair Robson
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
These Is My Words by Nancy Turner
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood by James Lever
Down the Common by Ann Baer
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Best Reads of 2009

The Searchers by Alan LeMay
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
My Life in France by Julia Child
Jim the Boy/The Blue Star by Tony Early
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Outlander by Diana Gadaldon
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Top Reads of 2008

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Across the Wide Missouri by Bernard DeVoto
The Mutiny by Julian Rathbone
The Religion by Tim Willocks
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Out by Natsuo Kirino
The Sarantine Mosaic Trilogy by Guy Gavriel Kay
Black Ships by Jo Graham
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue


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Currently readingA Pinch of Snuff by Reginald Hill
Over and Under by Todd Tucker
Dark Angels Rising by Ian Whates
Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel by Guanzhong Luo

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