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Cheli's 10th 75 book challenge

75 Books Challenge for 2018

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1cyderry
Dec 28, 2017, 8:48pm Top



2017 was a bit of a different year for me. I took a bad fall at the end of May tearing my rotator cuff and bicep tendon on my dominant arm, but was unable to get it surgical repaired until mid-September. So, I wasn't able to do too much except for read. I'm not complaining about that part, just the suffering that went along with it.

Tim and I are heading out on a cruise January 7th and I've got 15+ books to take along with me. (Thank the lord for e-books!)Hopefully my travels will allow me time for reading.

I'm hoping to read at least 100 books this year with at least 75% being books that I have in my possession as of January 1.

Happy reading to everyone!

2drneutron
Dec 28, 2017, 9:20pm Top

Welcome back! Have a great cruise!

3thornton37814
Dec 28, 2017, 10:07pm Top

I hope you are cruising some place warm! If not, I hope you can find a nice place to curl up and read. Hope your year is filled with good reads!

4Berly
Dec 29, 2017, 1:32am Top

Starred!!

5Familyhistorian
Dec 29, 2017, 1:53am Top

You deserve a great cruise after what you went through last year, Cheli. I hope you have some reading time but not too much!

6elliepotten
Dec 29, 2017, 4:17am Top

Welcome back Cheli! Have a wonderful cruise - where will you be going on your travels? And happy reading for the New Year, of course. :)

7cyderry
Dec 30, 2017, 11:26am Top

>6 elliepotten: this time we're cruising the western Caribbean.

8lindapanzo
Dec 30, 2017, 1:17pm Top

Welcome back, Cheli, and enjoy your cruise!!

9FAMeulstee
Dec 31, 2017, 11:24am Top

Happy reading in 2018, Chèli!

10The_Hibernator
Dec 31, 2017, 12:30pm Top



Happy New Year! I wish you to read many good books in 2018.

11cameling
Edited: Dec 31, 2017, 4:02pm Top

Happy new year, Cheli. Where is your cruise taking you? Just remember... ebook readers don't like getting wet, so don't drop it overboard or into the pool .

12cyderry
Dec 31, 2017, 10:27pm Top

>11 cameling: Western Caribbean - Mexico, Jamaica, Haiti

13PaulCranswick
Jan 1, 3:54am 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.

14LauraBrook
Jan 1, 2:32pm Top

Happy New Year!

15jnwelch
Jan 1, 2:34pm Top

Happy 2018, Cheli!

Have fun on your cruise.

16tymfos
Jan 1, 4:48pm Top

Happy New Year, Cheli! Enjoy your cruise!

17BLBera
Jan 4, 1:46am Top

Happy New Year, Cheli and have a wonderful cruise.

18cyderry
Jan 4, 12:34pm Top



Single Malt Murder
Melinda Mullet


Abi Logan, award-winning photojournalist, isn't at her uncle's deathbed, so she feels she needs to go to see her inheritance, Abbey Glen distillery in Scotland. She soon discovers that a woman owner is not going to receive a warm welcome - quite the contrary - death threats and sabotage greet her. When one of the workers is found dead in a whiskey vat, Abi decides that she isn't giving up ownership until she figures out wheat is really going on.

I thought that this was a great first series offering with complex characters, great setting, and interesting background information all woven together to grab the readers interest immediately. Sure wish I could truly visit this venue.

My husband's not a reader but I know he would have enjoyed the parts about the whiskey tastings!

19rretzler
Jan 5, 11:10am Top

Hi, Cheli. Dropping a star.



Hope you're having a great cruise! It sounds warm and wonderful.

>18 cyderry: Last year I read the sequel to this book, Death Distilled. It had some funny parts and was interesting - I too wish I could visit. One thought I had about the series is that I think the author would have more book ideas using Abi's photojournalist career, instead of trying to set books around a distillery.

20ChelleBearss
Jan 27, 12:10pm Top

Happy new year, Cheli! Hope you had a good cruise!

21cyderry
Feb 13, 1:18pm Top

I was just going through a list of the books in the series that I've started and thought it would be interested to see how many I still need to read to be current on all my series without any new books coming out.

Now I'm depressed because when I added them all up, the total came to 141!!! I couldn't get current this year if I tried!!

They'd have to lock me up without any communication to get all those books read.

22ffortsa
Feb 13, 6:20pm Top

>21 cyderry: My mother always said she'd like to get arrested so she could do nothing but read. I would point out to her that she'd probably be assigned laundry duty.

23thornton37814
Feb 13, 7:18pm Top

>21 cyderry: LOL - I'd have more than that in my total if I looked at all the series. I did decide to try to get caught up on some and read either 2, 3, or 4 this year of others. Hopefully that will help me get through them. I just binged over at NetGalley so I'll be weaving those in after I finish the one I've had since early January and the two other reads for February. Two are in process. I also have an audiobook in process.

24rretzler
Feb 14, 5:36pm Top

Happy Valentine's Day, Cheli.

25Berly
Feb 20, 3:41am Top

>21 cyderry: Hi, Cheli. Good luck! LOL

26cyderry
Feb 20, 3:00pm Top

Spent the weekend celebrating my grandson's birthday, his expression was priceless!

27cyderry
Mar 19, 11:01am Top

A few extra prayers for my 93 year old mother would be appreciated, I think she's dying.

28ChelleBearss
Mar 19, 11:16am Top

I’m so sorry, Cheli! Thoughts sent your way!

29cyderry
Mar 20, 10:02am Top

Miracles!!! She's better!

30FAMeulstee
Mar 20, 12:28pm Top

>29 cyderry: That is great news, Chèli!

31tymfos
Mar 31, 2:22pm Top

Just catching up. Is your mother doing OK now? I am glad to see the post about her being better. I hope she has made a full recovery.

32cyderry
Mar 31, 5:26pm Top

Mom is much better though still on the road to recovery. She was released from the hospital last week but is currently in rehab. She's very weak and needs to regain her strength. Thanks for all your prayers.



33Berly
Apr 20, 11:28pm Top

Glad your mom is doing better. : )

34cyderry
Edited: Aug 31, 4:32pm Top

I am very, very far behind on posting here, but I can say that I finished #75 this week! I will try to catch up soon!

35FAMeulstee
Aug 31, 7:13pm Top

Congratulations on reaching 75, Chèli!

36drneutron
Sep 1, 9:55am Top

Congrats!

37cyderry
Sep 4, 2:45pm Top

I was going to try to post some reviews here for the books I've read in 2018 a nd now realize that I've only posted one for the 77 I've read so, I've decided that I'm going to give a list with my rating and if you are interested, you can look at my review on the book page. I may give a tiny and I mean tiny blurb as well.

38cyderry
Sep 4, 3:53pm Top

Paper and pencil ready??

Single Malt Murder: A Whisky Business Mystery

Death Distilled: A Whisky Business Mystery

A Hive of Homicides (A Henny Penny Farmette Mystery)

Of Murder and Men (A Cat Latimer Mystery)

Mayhem & Mass (A Sister Lou Mystery)

A Vintage Murder (Wine Lover's Mysteries, No 4)

Macramé Murder (A Cora Crafts Mystery)

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Murder in Bloomsbury: An Atlas Catesby Mystery

Murderous Mistral: A Provence Mystery (Roger Blanc)

Doom with a View: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery

The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)

Pressing the Issue (A Cookbook Nook Mystery 6)

The Casual Vacancy Very disappointing

The Plot Is Murder (Mystery Bookshop)

The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency very infortmative

A Case of Syrah, Syrah: A Wine Country Mystery

A Wrinkle in Time Far surpasses the movie

Lost Books and Old Bones: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery

Diamond Girl(A Country Club Murder Short) currently my favorite series - She can't write them fast enough for me!

Plum Tea Crazy (A Tea Shop Mystery)

The Shadow of Death: A Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery

Twenty-one Days: A Daniel Pitt Novel

Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery

The Woman in the Water: A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series

Raspberry Danish Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery)

Lethal Licorice (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery)

Broken Harbor

Murder at the Mushroom Festival (A Kelly Jackson Mystery)

Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues, Book 10) - Audio

In the Unlikely Event Extremely interesting cross between fiction and non-fiction

Southern Discomfort: A Southern B&B Mystery

Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery

The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad) not up to her standards

Until Again: Prequel Novella to BLUE

Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery

Murder in the Locked Library (A Book Retreat Mystery) I really wish there was such a resort!

Murder at the 42nd Street Library: A Mystery very slow

The Advice Column Murders: The Oakwood Mystery Series

Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery)

Full Bodied Murder (Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery)

Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink)

Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes (A Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery)had to go to tea afterward!

Death by the Sea (A By the Sea Mystery)

The Quiche and the Dead (A Pie Town Mystery)

Class Reunions Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery) great fun!

Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery

Firefly Lane: A Novel

Bleeding Tarts (A Pie Town Mystery)

Shadow Dancing (The Country Club Murders Book 7) SENSATIONAL!!!

Island of the Mad waited for the new installment - seemed a bit off.

Vespers Rising (The 39 Clues, Book 11) - Audio

I SEE RUDE PEOPLE: One woman's battle to beat some manners into impolite society very disappointing

Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery)

Murder on the Green

Murder with Cinnamon Scones (A Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery) back to the tea room for me!

Killer Green Tomatoes (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery Book 2)

Murder in the Manuscript Room: A 42nd Street Library Mystery

A Soufflé of Suspicion: A French Bistro Mystery

Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery)

A Secret Affair

The Prince and the Pauper

Winnie-the-Pooh

Dark Tide Rising: A William Monk Novel

Read and Gone: A Haunted Library Mystery

Etched in Tears (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery)

Murder at the Breakers (A Gilded Newport Mystery)

Love & Death in Burgundy

Rockets' Dead Glare (Kindle Single) (A Tourist Trap Mystery)

The Immortalists

Crust No One (A Bread Shop Mystery) MY FAVORITE SO FAR!!

Peril & Prayer (A Sister Lou Mystery)

Decanting a Murder (A Sommelier Mystery)

Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery)

A Riesling to Die (The Wine Trail Mysteries)

Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery


Death and Daisies: A Magic Garden Mystery

39Berly
Sep 9, 10:53pm Top

Holy mackerel!! Congrats on reaching 75. I had no idea you were so into murder mysteries. But now I know who to come to for suggestions!!

40drneutron
Sep 10, 2:24pm Top

Congrats!

41cyderry
Sep 19, 9:28am Top

My friends, could I please ask a few extra prayers for my Mom. She took a fall and is in the hospital again - she fractured her pelvis for the second time.

Hoping it's not too bad but extra prayers can't hurt, right?

42drneutron
Sep 19, 10:23am Top

Prayers winging her way!

43cyderry
Yesterday, 5:55pm Top

Update on MOM - they transferred her today to rehab and she is well enough to complain that the ambulance driver was going too fast and that the sun was shining her eyes and that the room they assigned her was too noisy. She'll be fine! Thanks for the prayers!

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