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2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes)

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1enemyanniemae
Jan 23, 2016, 2:49pm Top

Hi, all. This is a magnificent idea and the group just might provide the spark to stay on focus. I'll list the books I'd like to read (or listen to-- I have tons of audiobooks) in a bit.

2cyderry
Jan 23, 2016, 2:54pm Top

Welcome to the group!

Each person here has joined because they have a pile of books that have been waiting to be read. Me personally, I have 200+ actual books, 100+ audiobooks, and nearly 300 digital books that are screaming for me to read them. I set my challenge so that I will read a portion of each of these types of books trying to average 7 books a month.

You need to decide for yourself how many you think you can read in 2016. Once you make that determination, hopefully you will create a ticker on our ticker thread. Then let everyone know how you are progressing through the month.

Good luck and happy reading!

3enemyanniemae
Jan 23, 2016, 2:56pm Top

These are my 'so far' titles.

1. The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais
2. Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything In Between by Theresa Brown
3. Death of a Gossip by M.C. Beaton
4. You are Not Forgotten: the Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home by Bryan Bender (audio)
5, Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
6.

4cyderry
Edited: Jan 23, 2016, 3:48pm Top

Excellent! Keep reading! Do you have a goal in mind?

5connie53
Jan 23, 2016, 4:02pm Top

Welcome to the ROOTers and Happy ROOTing.

6enemyanniemae
Jan 23, 2016, 5:43pm Top

Oh, Murgatroyd, I have no idea. I guess if I could finish a book a week I'd be happy. Happier anyway. My problem is that I work in a bookstore and I consider it a personal affront when publishers send ARCs of various titles and no one takes them. It is my duty to take them home and read them. That, combined with a nice discount for purchases, makes for an obscene amount of reading material. I can't... make that I won't promise to stop bringing home strays (but Mom, they're already housebroken! And they don't eat much). But I will make an effort to read some of the titles that I've had for xx years. *ahem*

7enemyanniemae
Edited: Mar 23, 2016, 12:28am Top

Languishing Titles Requesting Reading in 2016

These are a few of the titles I'd like to read this year- I'll add more as I read them down.

Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Immortal in Death by JD Robb
Joyland by Stephen King
The Ecstasy of Surrender by Judith Orloff MD
The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
Fool by Christopher Moore

8tess_schoolmarm
Jan 23, 2016, 6:11pm Top

Welcome and happy rooting!

9connie53
Jan 24, 2016, 2:17am Top

>6 enemyanniemae: It must be heaven to work in a bookstore.

10rabbitprincess
Jan 24, 2016, 10:05am Top

Welcome to the challenge!

11enemyanniemae
Edited: Jan 26, 2016, 11:53pm Top

>9 connie53: It is a lot of work but I love it. It is so neat to be the first to see a new title. But it can be literary overload too at times. o.O

I've been going through some books and I am embarrassed to admit that I've already found 3 copies of one book and 2 of another. I suppose that having so many books corrodes the part of memory in charge of knowing what you have bought. But I also suppose that I reallllllly found these two books interesting. *gah*

12connie53
Jan 27, 2016, 2:05am Top

>11 enemyanniemae: That's why LT is so great. If you have all your books added you can easily see if you have double books.

13avanders
Feb 2, 2016, 6:47pm Top

Welcome & Happy ROOTing!

14enemyanniemae
Edited: Feb 10, 2016, 11:18am Top

6. Trust No One by Greg Hurwitz (audio) FINISHED 2/8
7. Mint Julep Murder by Carolyn G. Hart FINISHED 2/9/16

Now to see if I remember the password to my ticker...

15connie53
Feb 10, 2016, 6:10am Top

>14 enemyanniemae: And? Did you remember it?

16enemyanniemae
Feb 10, 2016, 11:17am Top

17connie53
Feb 10, 2016, 11:48am Top

18enemyanniemae
Edited: Feb 28, 2016, 11:41pm Top

FEBRUARY

6. Trust No One by Greg Hurwitz (audio) FINISHED 2/8/16
7. Mint Julep Murder by Carolyn G. Hart FINISHED 2/9/16
8. Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean FINISHED 2/15/16
9. The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman (audio) FINISHED 2/28/16

19enemyanniemae
Mar 6, 2016, 6:17pm Top

MARCH

10. Eleanor the Queen by Norah Lofts

20tess_schoolmarm
Mar 6, 2016, 6:25pm Top

>19 enemyanniemae: that is on my TBR pile!

21enemyanniemae
Mar 7, 2016, 2:53pm Top

>20 tess_schoolmarm: I liked it! Fast and easy read... and since I knew next to nothing about Eleanor of Aquitaine, it was very interesting as well. A friend of mine is nuts about her. I know why now. :D

22enemyanniemae
Edited: Mar 26, 2016, 4:21pm Top

MARCH

10. Eleanor the Queen by Norah Lofts FINISHED 3/1/16
11. While the City Slept by Eli Sanders FINISHED 3/10/16
12. The Last Judgement by Iain Pears (audio) FINISHED 3/13/16
13. Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck FINISHED 3/19/16
14. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (audio) FINISHED 3/22/16
15. Deadbeats by Chris Lackey FINISHED 3/25/16

23enemyanniemae
Edited: Jun 16, 2016, 11:10am Top

Since I've read down 15 on my list, I'm going to list a few more that I'd like to read this year.

The Ecstasy of Surrender by Judith Orloff MD
Hard Magic by Laura Anne Gilman
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Spellbinder by Melanie Rawn
Cat Striking Back by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Lights Out by Ted Koppel
A Pickpocket's Tale by Timothy J. Gilfoyle
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Out by Natsuo Kirino (audio)

24tess_schoolmarm
Mar 26, 2016, 4:45pm Top

>23 enemyanniemae: looks like some great reading!

25enemyanniemae
Mar 26, 2016, 4:50pm Top

>24 tess_schoolmarm: Any recommendations from my list for next up? I'm reading The Hypnotist right now. It's very dark and I can only read it in short bursts but it is very good (if you like Scandinavian police procedurals). I might need something light when I finish.

26tess_schoolmarm
Mar 26, 2016, 4:57pm Top

>25 enemyanniemae: Well I have read both The Aviator's Wife and the Bookseller. The Aviator's wife is about Anne Morrow (Lindbergh) and is both informative and sad. The Bookseller is a mystery. Both good reads.

27enemyanniemae
Mar 27, 2016, 2:45am Top

>26 tess_schoolmarm: Thanks for the recs! They both sound excellent.

28rabbitprincess
Mar 27, 2016, 9:41am Top

Looks like you've been doing some good reading and have even more good reading lined up! A nice variety.

I found the Natsuo Karino a bit dark, so maybe read it after you've read a lighter book or two.

29enemyanniemae
Edited: Mar 28, 2016, 12:17am Top

>28 rabbitprincess: thanks for the heads up about Kirino. I'll hold that one for later. I am leaning towards Christopher Moore at this point. His work always makes me laugh.

30connie53
Apr 4, 2016, 2:25pm Top

I really liked The forgotten garden.

31enemyanniemae
Edited: Apr 9, 2016, 3:12pm Top

APRIL

16. Devoted by Jennifer Mattieu (audio) FINISHED 4/2/16
17. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler FINISHED 4/2/16

32enemyanniemae
Apr 9, 2016, 3:14pm Top

>30 connie53: Thank you for the rec!

33enemyanniemae
Apr 15, 2016, 3:58pm Top

16. Devoted by Jennifer Mattieu (audio) FINISHED 4/2/16
17. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler FINISHED 4/2/16
18. The Magicians by Lev Grossman FINISHED 4/15/16

34enemyanniemae
Edited: Apr 16, 2016, 1:21am Top

Gave up on the audio version of The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo. Thoroughly disliked the narrator. I will have to pick the book up in physical format.

16. Devoted by Jennifer Mattieu (audio) FINISHED 4/2/16
17. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler FINISHED 4/2/16
18. The Magicians by Lev Grossman FINISHED 4/15/16
19. The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo (audio) ABANDONED 4/15/16

35connie53
Apr 18, 2016, 2:30pm Top

Great job, EAM.

36enemyanniemae
Apr 21, 2016, 12:32pm Top

16. Devoted by Jennifer Mattieu (audio) FINISHED 4/2/16
17. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler FINISHED 4/2/16
18. The Magicians by Lev Grossman FINISHED 4/15/16
19. The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo (audio) ABANDONED 4/15/16
20. Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima FINISHED 4/20/16

37enemyanniemae
Apr 28, 2016, 8:00pm Top

16. Devoted by Jennifer Mattieu (audio) FINISHED 4/2/16
17. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler FINISHED 4/2/16
18. The Magicians by Lev Grossman FINISHED 4/15/16
19. The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo (audio) ABANDONED 4/15/16
20. Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima FINISHED 4/20/16
21. Immortal in Death by JD Robb FINISHED 4/27/16

38enemyanniemae
May 1, 2016, 7:12pm Top

MAY

22. A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre (audio) FINISHED 5/1/16

39enemyanniemae
May 3, 2016, 8:09pm Top

MAY

22. A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre (audio) FINISHED 5/1/16
23. Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman FINISHED 5/3/16

40avanders
Edited: May 4, 2016, 10:55am Top

>39 enemyanniemae: interesting.... how is Sherlock Holmes v. Dracula??? I'm intrigued!

41enemyanniemae
May 4, 2016, 10:25pm Top

>40 avanders: Very fun read, as mash-ups go. Done in the style of Conan Doyle with Watson telling the story. It was a very fast read too. Apparently there is a whole series of The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I saw one with Dr. Jekyll, one with the duo on the Titanic, etc etc. I may have to check out the rest.

42avanders
May 5, 2016, 11:14am Top

>41 enemyanniemae: Sounds fantastic!

43enemyanniemae
May 8, 2016, 5:51pm Top

MAY

22. A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre (audio) FINISHED 5/1/16
23. Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman FINISHED/ 5/3/16
24. The Mistress's Daughter by A. M. Homes (audio) FINISHED 5/8/16

44connie53
May 15, 2016, 2:52am Top

24 out of 52! I think you are on schedule, Cindee!

45enemyanniemae
May 20, 2016, 2:00am Top

MAY

22. A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre (audio) FINISHED 5/1/16
23. Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman FINISHED/ 5/3/16
24. The Mistress's Daughter by A. M. Homes (audio) FINISHED 5/8/16
25. Joyland by Stephen King FINISHED 5/20/16

46avanders
May 20, 2016, 12:03pm Top

If your goal is to finish a book a week (>6 enemyanniemae:), you're doing awesome! Almost halfway to your goal! :)
And it looks like you're reading some great books - the extra bonus ;)

47enemyanniemae
May 20, 2016, 2:12pm Top

>46 avanders: I've been really fortunate to have grabbed a random stack of awesome (exception being the Nesbo audiobook and I would have loved it had it not been for the narrator, John Lee. There is something about that man's phrasing and inflections that drive me to distraction. A good friend loves his narrations. I won't touch Follett because effing John Lee narrates...). I am nearly through with my Christopher Moore (loving it too) and then I'll head back to the stack and do an eeny meany miney moe.

48enemyanniemae
May 22, 2016, 8:07pm Top

MAY

22. A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre (audio) FINISHED 5/1/16
23. Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman FINISHED/ 5/3/16
24. The Mistress's Daughter by A. M. Homes (audio) FINISHED 5/8/16
25. Joyland by Stephen King FINISHED 5/20/16
26. Fool by Christopher Moore FINISHED 5/22/16

49avanders
May 23, 2016, 10:28am Top

>47 enemyanniemae: "a random stack of awesome" lol I love that phrase ;)
& congrats on pulling another ROOT - my sister really likes Moore's writing - I mean to get around to reading him soon....

50connie53
May 30, 2016, 9:55am Top

Good Job, EAM!

51enemyanniemae
Edited: May 30, 2016, 2:49pm Top

>49 avanders: >50 connie53: You guys are so motivating and I can't tell you how much I appreciate the pep talks- they really help to keep me interested in my books and focused on my goal. Thank you much for being the magnificence that you are.

And I finished another one... so my year to date total is now 27.

22. A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre (audio) FINISHED 5/1/16
23. Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman FINISHED/ 5/3/16
24. The Mistress's Daughter by A. M. Homes (audio) FINISHED 5/8/16
25. Joyland by Stephen King FINISHED 5/20/16
26. Fool by Christopher Moore FINISHED 5/22/16
27. Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie FINISHED 5/30/16

>28 rabbitprincess: I started listening to Out. I want to hop in the car and drive to Kansas and back so I can listen to it. LOVE IT so far.

52rabbitprincess
May 30, 2016, 5:27pm Top

53avanders
May 31, 2016, 11:43am Top

>51 enemyanniemae: aww well you're surely welcome! :)
& congrats again on finishing yet another!

54enemyanniemae
Jun 1, 2016, 11:51pm Top

I work part time at a B&N and it's employee appreciation week, which means more discount than usual. So I HAD to buy stuff. I got a bunch of kids' books to send to a VA center for an event they're doing- they asked for books to give out to the children who attend. I felt like I had SHOPPED. And then three books I had ordered came in. I couldn't leave them, not with more discount. So I picked up Diane Duane's Book of Night with Moon and To Visit the Queen. They are the first two in a trilogy- I read them years ago and loved them. Since my copies had vanished, I ordered new ones. I need to find the third, which might only be available on Duane's website. My audio copy of Charlaine Harris' Night Shift also came in so I took it and four of its closest friends home. Now on the ever increasing audio pile are Secondhand Souls, Moby Dick, The Secret Keeper and What Alice Forgot. Employee appreciation doesn't end until COB Saturday AND the big Symphony Book Fair starts Friday. And I'm on vacation so I could go. But I shouldn't. *whine*

55avanders
Jun 3, 2016, 10:36am Top

>54 enemyanniemae: lol of course you did
Man, I would LOVE to work part time at a B&N. Every Christmas I re-think about it. I just honestly don't have the time yet.. maybe in another year or two or five or.... (I currently have a full-time job, so it would be adding unless I went down to part time, which I have no immediate plans of doing).
Looks like you got some great books!

56enemyanniemae
Jun 3, 2016, 4:30pm Top

>55 avanders: It is fun but it is dangerous. Between the ARCs and stripped paperbacks, employee discount and coupons... Dangerous, I say.

And I have wiped out my progress ROOTing. I just got home from the annual Symphony Book Fair with 38 new acquisitions.

11 trade paperbacks
7 mass market paperbacks
1 turtleback (mm sized with a hardcover)
10 hardcovers
9 audiobooks

AARGH. What is wrong with me? Better go read.

57rabbitprincess
Jun 3, 2016, 5:24pm Top

>56 enemyanniemae: Nice haul! :)

58avanders
Jun 6, 2016, 11:45am Top

>56 enemyanniemae: oh I bet! ... You get ARCs from working at B&N? ... hmmmm... :D
lol 38 new! it's okay, that's why you're here ;)

59connie53
Edited: Jun 12, 2016, 4:06am Top

>56 enemyanniemae: LOL. This is what book fairs will do to a readaholic! So I avoid them. And I avoid bookshops as much as I can.

>51 enemyanniemae: Glad to be helpful (sometimes, as proved by >56 enemyanniemae:)

60enemyanniemae
Jun 12, 2016, 7:05pm Top

what do you do when you misplace BOTH of the books you were reading? *gah*

61connie53
Jun 15, 2016, 9:13am Top

>60 enemyanniemae: start a search!

62TiffW
Jun 15, 2016, 9:20am Top

I am so behind on my reading and there are two new books I'm dying to read. Emily Giffin's latest, First Comes Love and Jenn Sadai's newest, Cottage Cheese Thighs. That doesn't include the big pile on my nightstand that I still haven't read.

63enemyanniemae
Jun 16, 2016, 11:08am Top

>61 connie53: FOUND THEM! Then misplaced one again. But I did manage to keep my hands on the second one long enough to finish it. *yay*

>62 TiffW: I am right there with you, sister.

JUNE (FINALLY FINISHED SOMETHING!)

28. The Bookseller by Mark Pryor FINISHED 6/15/16

64enemyanniemae
Edited: Oct 9, 2016, 12:56am Top

I'm whittling down my list slowly but surely, so I am going to add another ten titles.

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Cat Striking Back by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Lights Out by Ted Koppel
A Pickpocket's Tale by Timothy J. Gilfoyle
The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates (audio)
Aunt Dimity: Detective by Nancy Atherton

OK, so I grabbed eleven instead of ten. Looks like that last one is the only fantasy in the bunch. The others are mostly mystery/thriller. Not sure what the Evanovich is- I think it was a gift- I've read some of the Stephanie Plum series and liked it. Hopefully I'll like this one. *eyes it doubtfully because it looks like a romance*

65connie53
Jun 18, 2016, 2:27pm Top

66enemyanniemae
Jun 19, 2016, 1:19am Top

JUNE

28. The Bookseller by Mark Pryor FINISHED 6/15/16
29. Out by Natsuo Kirino (audio) FINISHED 6/18/16

>65 connie53: Thanks! I don't think I'll get 6 finished by the end of the month but I know I can do at least 2. Onwards, upwards, all the good stuff.

67enemyanniemae
Jun 19, 2016, 11:04pm Top

JUNE

28. The Bookseller by Mark Pryor FINISHED 6/15/16
29. Out by Natsuo Kirino (audio) FINISHED 6/18/16
30. Darkness Under the Sun by Dean Koontz (audio) FINISHED 6/19/16

68avanders
Jun 20, 2016, 9:51am Top

>60 enemyanniemae: lol! I don't think that's ever happened to me! ;)

>63 enemyanniemae: glad you found one of them! :)
& congrats on finishing a ROOT!

>64 enemyanniemae: lol.. some of what Evanovich writes is romance. I haven't read any of her romance, though, so I don't know how it reads ;) I actually have that one on my shelves so I'll be curious to see how you like it!

69enemyanniemae
Edited: Jun 26, 2016, 11:43pm Top

JUNE

28. The Bookseller by Mark Pryor FINISHED 6/15/16
29. Out by Natsuo Kirino (audio) FINISHED 6/18/16
30. Darkness Under the Sun by Dean Koontz (audio) FINISHED 6/19/16
31. The Ecstasy of Surrender by Judith Orloff MD pitched/abandoned 6/23/16
32. Hard Magic by Laura Anne Gilman FINISHED 6/26/16

70enemyanniemae
Edited: Jul 11, 2016, 11:07pm Top

JULY

33. Death of a Gentle Lady by M. C. Beaton FINISHED 7/1/16
34. The English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs FINISHED 7/11/16

71connie53
Jul 12, 2016, 1:07pm Top

And you are past the half way point.

72enemyanniemae
Edited: Jul 22, 2016, 10:23pm Top

>71 connie53: SUPERSQUEE

Since I am over half way there, I'll have to add another completed ROOT.

JULY

33. Death of a Gentle Lady by M. C. Beaton FINISHED 7/1/16
34. The English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs FINISHED 7/11/16
35. Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson (audio) FINISHED 7/12/16
36. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich FINISHED 7/22/16

73enemyanniemae
Jul 22, 2016, 10:24pm Top

>68 avanders: re: Wicked Appetite- it was hilarious- I definitely want to read more in the series.

74enemyanniemae
Jul 29, 2016, 4:35pm Top

JULY

33. Death of a Gentle Lady by M. C. Beaton FINISHED 7/1/16
34. The English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs FINISHED 7/11/16
35. Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson (audio) FINISHED 7/12/16
36. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich FINISHED 7/22/16
37. Everything's Eventual by Stephen King (audio) FINISHED 7/29/16

75enemyanniemae
Aug 10, 2016, 12:27am Top

AUGUST

38. Spellbinder by Melanie Rawn FINISHED 8/9/16

76connie53
Aug 10, 2016, 2:01am Top

Yeah, you did it! You finished one!

77avanders
Aug 29, 2016, 12:15pm Top

Hi! I couldn't possibly catch up on the threads after my crazy-long absence, but I just wanted to say hi :)

78enemyanniemae
Sep 5, 2016, 10:46am Top

SEPTEMBER

39. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

79tess_schoolmarm
Sep 10, 2016, 12:18pm Top

>78 enemyanniemae: That is on my TBR pile!

80enemyanniemae
Sep 11, 2016, 1:24am Top

>79 tess_schoolmarm: it is easily one of the best books I have read in a long time.

81enemyanniemae
Sep 13, 2016, 8:23pm Top

SEPTEMBER

39. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
40. Night Shift by Charlaine Harris (audio) FINISHED 9/13/16

82enemyanniemae
Sep 15, 2016, 10:05pm Top

SEPTEMBER

39. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
40. Night Shift by Charlaine Harris (audio) FINISHED 9/13/16
41. A Vine in the Blood by Leighton Gage FINISHED 9/15/16

83connie53
Edited: Sep 18, 2016, 3:22am Top

>78 enemyanniemae: I love all books by Kate Morton! Aan de rand van het meer got 5 stars from me!

84enemyanniemae
Sep 19, 2016, 1:32pm Top

>83 connie53: The big library sale is next month and I have already asked for and been granted the day off. A friend is coming down to New Orleans with her husband from Baton Rouge to go with me. I WILL be there when the doors open on the first day. Audiobooks! I quiver just thinking about it. And I have abandoned my quest to pare down. It simply is not going to happen in this lifetime. I need my books.

85connie53
Sep 19, 2016, 2:03pm Top

>84 enemyanniemae: I think the same thing about books as you do, EAM. I prefer paper books too.

86avanders
Sep 22, 2016, 10:23am Top

>80 enemyanniemae: I'm glad you enjoyed the book so much! I quite enjoyed it too :)

>84 enemyanniemae: wow a day off to enjoy the library sale? Sounds fantastic!

87enemyanniemae
Edited: Sep 24, 2016, 1:32am Top

SEPTEMBER

39. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton FINISHED 9/5/16
40. Night Shift by Charlaine Harris (audio) FINISHED 9/13/16
41. A Vine in the Blood by Leighton Gage FINISHED 9/15/16
42. Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells FINISHED 9/24/16

88tess_schoolmarm
Sep 24, 2016, 7:32am Top

>87 enemyanniemae: Looks like some great September reads! I have The Forgotten Garden in my TBR pile.

89enemyanniemae
Sep 25, 2016, 12:37am Top

>88 tess_schoolmarm: I've enjoyed them all but The Forgotten Garden is a high point. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more Kate Morton when I hit the liberry sale next month.

90enemyanniemae
Edited: Oct 16, 2016, 1:26am Top

OCTOBER

1. A Murder at Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins FINISHED 10/1/16
2. I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (audio) FINISHED 10/8/16
3. Black Cathedral by L H Maynard and M P N Sims FINISHED 10/13/16

91connie53
Oct 18, 2016, 10:12am Top

>89 enemyanniemae: Very good plan, EAM. They are all very good.

92enemyanniemae
Oct 30, 2016, 5:17pm Top

OCTOBER

43. A Murder at Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins FINISHED 10/1/16
44. I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (audio) FINISHED 10/8/16
45. Black Cathedral by L H Maynard and M P N Sims FINISHED 10/13/16
46. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill (audio) FINISHED 10/29/16

Didn't get as much read as planned but I am still pretty sure I'll reach my goal by the end of the year.

93avanders
Nov 2, 2016, 10:40am Top

>92 enemyanniemae: I have faith! :)

94enemyanniemae
Nov 2, 2016, 2:32pm Top

>93 avanders: LOL Somebody has to! I sort of hit a wall with Shadowland. I love Peter Straub but this one is over the top of his normal weird and I am having to take it very slowly. But I will prevail. Hope you are doing well!

95avanders
Nov 2, 2016, 4:21pm Top

>94 enemyanniemae: oof, it's rough when that happens... You will prevail!
And yes, doing well... thanks! :)

96enemyanniemae
Nov 11, 2016, 11:18pm Top

NOVEMBER

47. Shadowland by Peter Straub FINISHED 11/10/16

97enemyanniemae
Nov 18, 2016, 11:04pm Top

NOVEMBER

47. Shadowland by Peter Straub FINISHED 11/10/16
48. Dexter is Dead by Jeff Lindsay (audio) FINISHED 11/18/16

98enemyanniemae
Nov 26, 2016, 12:40am Top

NOVEMBER

47. Shadowland by Peter Straub FINISHED 11/10/16
48. Dexter is Dead by Jeff Lindsay (audio) FINISHED 11/18/16
49. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell FINISHED 11/25/16

99enemyanniemae
Dec 12, 2016, 7:56pm Top

Only three more. I only need three more. *whine*

100Jackie_K
Dec 13, 2016, 4:28pm Top

You can do it! I'm hoping to squeeze in 2 more, maybe 3 if I have a good month!

101avanders
Dec 15, 2016, 2:07pm Top

>99 enemyanniemae: lol you can do it!!

102enemyanniemae
Dec 16, 2016, 11:01am Top

thank you for the encouragement, ladies!

DECEMBER

50. Basic Eight by Daniel Handler FINISHED 12/15/16

Two.
More.
To.
Go.

103MissWatson
Dec 17, 2016, 10:21am Top

Go go go!

104tess_schoolmarm
Dec 17, 2016, 3:01pm Top

You can do it!

105avanders
Dec 19, 2016, 1:48pm Top

106enemyanniemae
Dec 21, 2016, 11:10am Top

thank you ladies! *pant pant*

Slowly I read, step by step, inch by inch...

DECEMBER

50. Basic Eight by Daniel Handler FINISHED 12/15/16
51. Death of a Perfect Wife by MC Beaton FINISHED 12/20/16

107tess_schoolmarm
Dec 23, 2016, 10:32pm Top

108avanders
Dec 27, 2016, 12:37pm Top

Whoops, missed your page too!
A belated:

109enemyanniemae
Jan 1, 2017, 12:08am Top

DECEMBER

50. Basic Eight by Daniel Handler FINISHED 12/15/16
51. Death of a Perfect Wife by MC Beaton FINISHED 12/20/16
52. Sex Criminals Vol 2 (Graphic Novel) by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky FINISHED 12/31/16 11:05PM

OK, so I finished out the year with a comic book. Still counts since I've had the danged thing for 2 years.

So...

SCORE

and

GOAL!!!

Happy New Year all!!

110rabbitprincess
Jan 1, 2017, 12:17am Top

Excellent work! Happy new year!

111avanders
Jan 2, 2017, 7:06pm Top

WOoo hooo congrats!!


Also Happy New Year! See you in the new 2017 group... :)

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