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Weejane's Quest to Read Everything Star Wars, I mean 75 books in 2018

75 Books Challenge for 2018

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Edited: Yesterday, 8:14am Top

Hello Friends!

I am off to a slow start this year due to weather, crazy kids, and an overall feeling of exhaustion. I did not hit 75 books last year, but I also stopped tracking all the comics I blew through. Hopefully, this year will be better.

For those who don't know me, I'm a huge Star Wars fan. Over the past year and a half, really since November 2016, I've immersed myself in the galaxy far, far away as well as several comic book locales. I'm finding myself happier since doing so. This is a big break from the books I used to read - almost all non-fiction and much U.S. Presidential History. Hence the name for this year's thread. Although only two books are scheduled from Del Ray for the new canon. There is plenty in the old Expanded Universe to delve into.

This thread may end up being more list than a chatty place, so please forgive me in advance.

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (reading aloud to my oldest son)
2. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by various.
3. Aquaman #31
4. Aquaman #32

5. Artemis by Andy Weir (audio)
6. Canto Bight

7. Alex & Ada, Vol. 1
8. Darth Vader comic, 11
9. Darth Vader comic, 12
10. Thrawn comic, 1
11. Mera comic, 1
12. Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
13. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (audio)
14. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (reading aloud to my oldest son)

15. Lost at the Con by Bryan Young
16. Big Data Baseball: Math, Miracles, and the End of a 20-Year Losing Streak by Travis Sawchik

Finished books between April and July (not necessarily in order) :
17. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (reading aloud to my oldest son)
18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (reading aloud to my oldest son)
19. Star Wars: Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older (audio)
20. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab (audio)
21. A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab (audio)
(I've given up trying to keep everything in order - life has been chaotic. I've also given up keeping track of comics.)
22. The Principal Strikes Back by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (read aloud to my oldest son)
23. A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab (audio)
24. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
25. Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty
26. Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn
27. Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for Ultra-Human Protection by Alexander C. Kane (audio)
28. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (This was a FANTASTIC book.)
29. Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi (audio)
30. Twain's Feast by Andrew Beahrs & Nick Offerman (audio)
31. The Dark Phoenix Saga - X-men Trade
32. From a Certain Point of View - multiple authors (audio)
33. Do Androids Dream of Sheep - Philip K. Roth (audio)

Jan 21, 5:50pm Top

Welcome back! Reading aloud with kids is definitely fun! Glad you're getting to enjoy the HPs with him!

Jan 23, 2:11pm Top

Happy 2018 reading!

Feb 12, 4:38pm Top

Book 5 - Artemis by Andy Weir.

No matter how I tried to get into this, I could not get into this. I just did not find it that interesting. I listened to it and Rosario Dawson did a phenomenal job narrating, but it was just not for me. Which is too bad, because I really enjoyed The Martian.


Currently reading:
Canto Bight
Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix

looking for my next audiobook. . . .

Sep 10, 10:19am Top

Quick update that I finished the trilogy A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab and it was fantastic! I highly recommend (although the 3rd book is a bit longer than necessary).

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