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2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

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2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

Now that 2011 is over, what is your goal for 2012?

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Posted 12/31/11 10:18 AM
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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

2012 Goal: 100 books


1. Chains ... Good book about slavery for MS
2. The Lost Gate ... eh, not my fave
3. The Adventures of Robin Hood ... Good classic
4. Inkheart ... eh
5. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (reading now)


6. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ... didn't enjoy
7. Unorthodox ... FANTASTIC
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain ... loved it
9. Organize Now ... good for organizers
10. Bossypants ... funny
11. This is Where I Leave You ... good
12. Outlanders (reading now)

I am sooooo behind this year!!!

eta: quick reviews..although i need a good book this year!!!

Message edited 2/26/2012 8:16:21 AM.

Posted 12/31/11 10:19 AM

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I am going small in 2012 since I am due in February.

My goal will be 30 books.


1. One For The Money - J. Evanovich
2. Your Pregnancy Week by Week - J. Schuler
3. Heaven is For Real - T. Burpo


4. Baby Proof - E. Giffin


5. Hunger Games - S. Collins (re-read from '09)


6. 50 Shades of Grey - E.L. James
7. The Lucky One - N. Sparks

8. 50 Shades Darker - E.L. James
9. Diary Of A Scary Mommy - J. Smokler
10. Recalculating - J. Weiner
11. Grace - T. Greenwood

12. Swim - J. Weiner
13. Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? - M. Kaling

14. Summer Rental - M.K Andrews

15. The Glass Case - K. Hannah

16. Gone Girl - G. Flynn
17. 50 Shades Freed - E.L. James

18. Dark World - Z. Bagans

Message edited 11/6/2012 5:45:29 PM.

Posted 12/31/11 6:31 PM


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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

I am going for 60 books this year!

1. Knit one, Pearl one - Gil McNeil
2. Witch and Wizard - James Patterson
3. Against Medical Advice - James Patterson
4. The Brethen - John Grisham
5. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
6. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
7. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
8. Witch and Wizard: The Gift - James Patterson
9. Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
10. My Sister's Keeper - Bill Benner
11. No One Heard Her Scream - Jordan Dane
12. No One Left to Tell - Jordan Dane

Message edited 3/13/2012 6:35:01 PM.

Posted 1/1/12 9:22 AM


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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

im going to go with 100 books.

Nook Lendable

1. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell - Tucker Max (Lendable) - Very Good (not for everyone)
2. The Ghosts of Belfast - Stuart Neville - Good
3. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer (Lendable) -Excellent
4. The Maze Runner - James Dashner (Lendable) - Loved It
5. War Horse - Michael Morpurgo (Lendable) - Great story
6. The Scorch Trials - James Dashner - Loved It
7. Look Again - Lisa Scottoline - Good
8. The Death Cure - James Dashner - Loved it until the end.
9. Access To Power - Robert Ellis - Good
10. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith - Very good

Message edited 2/15/2012 10:36:34 AM.

Posted 1/1/12 9:55 AM

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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

Well I didn't make 111 in 2012 so I put to read 52 books this year. Even that might be a stretch b/c I so much going on but I am going to try.

1. Destined (House of Night #9)

Posted 1/1/12 11:41 AM

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I have about 60 classic books on my nook and I want to read as many as possible, plus the entire Stieg Larsson trilogy.

1. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

Message edited 1/1/2012 1:55:09 PM.

Posted 1/1/12 1:21 PM

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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

I'm going to try for 50:

1. Prey by Linda Howard

Posted 1/1/12 1:31 PM

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My goal is 30. I wish I had time for more, but I don't think more is reasonable right now.

1. Outlander
2. This is Where I Leave You
3. A Secret Kept
4. My Name is Memory
5. Heaven is For Real

6. 11.22.63

nothing- it was a busy, busy month :(

7. Dark Fever
8. Home Front
9. In Leah's Wake
10. A Long Way Gone (didn't finish--read about 25%)

11. Harry Potter (read about 60% and stopped)
12. Girls in White Dresses

13. Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2)

14. The Secret Life of Bees
15. The Art of Racing in the Rain
16. The Middle Place
17. 77 Days in September
18. Gone Girl
19. Where We Belong

20. The Fault in Our Stars
21. Plan B
22. A Summer Affair

23. One Last Thing Before I Go
24. Desert Places
25. The Time Keeper
26. Still Alice

27.Those Who Save Us

28. Keeping Faith

29. Firefly Lane

Message edited 12/26/2012 11:00:15 PM.

Posted 1/1/12 4:55 PM

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In honor of my 30th birthday this year, I am going to set my goal for 30 books..............

1. I don't know how she does it
2. Hunger Games
3. Catching Fire
4. Mockingjay

5. Bungalow - Sarah Jio
6. Proof of Heaven

7. Fifty Shades of Grey Chat Icon Chat Icon
8. Fifty Shades Darker
9. Fifty Shades of Freed

Message edited 3/10/2012 10:20:43 AM.

Posted 1/1/12 7:25 PM

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My goal will be 35 books

1. Promises to Keep - Jane Green

Posted 1/1/12 9:30 PM

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I used to read so much, but now I don't have a lot of time... so I'll say 20 for the year but hope I exceed it.
I just started the Hunger Games.

Posted 1/1/12 11:46 PM

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Goal 75
1. Nora Roberts - Black Hills
2. Hunger Games
3. Nora Roberts - Unfinished Business
4. Jeffrey Deaver - The Cold Moon
5. Jeannette Walls - The Glass Castle

February March
6. Catching Fire - Hunger Games Suzanne Collins -
7. The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks
8. Seven Up (Stephanie Plum) Janet Evanovich
9. Mocking Jay - Hunger Games

10. Live Wire - Harlan Coban
11. Stay Close - Harlan Coban
12. Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
13.the glass house , book one of the morganville vampire series
14. The Dead Girls' Dance - book 2 morganville vampires

15. Midnight Alley - book 3 of morganville vampires
16. Feast of Fools - Book 4 morganville vampires
17.Lord of Misrule - Book 5 morganville vampires
18 - Carpe Corpus - Book 6 Moraganville Vampires
19. Fade Out - Book 7 Morganville Vampires

20 - Kiss of death -Book 8 Morganville Vampires

( I am on a roll now -- also helps that these Morganville books are such easy reads and the weather has been so nice)

21-book 8 morganville vampires
22-book 9 morganville vampires
23-book 10 morganville vampires
24-Amanda Howells-my summer of skinny dipping
25-Stephen king. 11/22/68
26 Nora Roberts - Carolina moon

27. The informationist
28. Nora Roberts - the next always
29. Nora Roberts - the last boyfriend
30. Blake crouch - run
31) Lauren Hammond -if I can't have you
32) Nicholas sparks - message in the bottle

33) the burnt house - Faye kellerman
34) the ritual bath. Book 1 Faye kellerman
35)land of milk and honey
36) nightfall

Message edited 10/24/2012 11:04:53 PM.

Posted 1/2/12 10:11 AM

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Goal is 75.

1. The Christmas Wedding - James Patterson
2. Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
3. The Submission - Amy Waldman
4. 10th Anniversary - James Patterson
5. House Rules - Jodi Picoult
6. Little Black Dress - Susan McBride
7. Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
8. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender
9. 50 Shades of Grey - E.L. James
10. 50 Shades Darker - E.L. James
11. The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
12. Carry the One - Carol Anshaw
13. Kill Alex Cross - James Patterson
14. The Lifeboat - Charlotte Rogan
15. Defending Jacob - William Landay
16. One Summer - David Baldacci
17. Private #1 Suspect - James Patterson
18. Where We Belong - Emily Giffen
19. The Lost Wife - Alyson Richman
20. Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
21. The Litigators - John Grisham
22. You Deserve Nothing - Alexander Maksik
23. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
24. The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom
25. The Panther - Nelson DeMille
26. Merry Christmas Alex Cross - James Paterson

Message edited 1/8/2013 10:19:06 PM.

Posted 1/2/12 7:24 PM

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I don't want to set a goal, because I never hold to them. But I will use this space to track what I have read.

2012 reads
1. Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2)
2. Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3)
3. Outlander (Outlander Series #1)
4. Dragonfly in Amber (Oulander Series #2)
5. Voyager (Outlander Series #3)
6. Drums in Autumn (Outlander Series #4)
7. Tumbleweed
8. Throwaway
9. When Did I Get Like This
10. 365 Nights
11. Brandwashed
12. Waiter Rant
13. Back of the Napkin
14. Queen of Shadows
15. Street Gang: A History of Sesame Street
16. Hidden Diary of Marie Antonette
17. Being Committed
18. The Borgia Bride
19. The Ruby Ring
20. Divergent (Divergent #1)
21. Plain Jane: A Novel of Jane Seymour
22. The Birth of Venus
23. His Brother's Keeper
24. A Lion Among Men
25. Courtesan (Dark Queen #2)
26. The Spanish Bride
27. Bee Season
28. Insurgent (Divergent #2)
29. An Expert in Murder
30. Heart, You Bully, You Punk
31. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
32. The Girl who Played with Fire (Millennium Series #2)
33. The Merry Monarch's Wife (Queens of England #9)
34. A Flaw in the Blood
35. To Dance with Kings
36. Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?
37. Dutchess: A Novel of Sarah Churchill
38. Courtesan
39. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
40. The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5)
41. Royal Harlot
42. Kitchen Confidential
43. Victoria in the Wings (Georgian Saga #11)
44. A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6)
45. Book Lust to Go
46. The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1)
47. The Funnies
48. The Help
49. How To Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas
50. Ender's Game
51. 11/22/63
52. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels
53. The Outlandish Companion
54. Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa
55. The Pixar Touch
56. Rouges' Gallery
57. The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2)
58. Personal History
59. An Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7)
60. The Death Cure (Maze Runner #3)
61. The Last Cato
62. The World in a City: Traveling the Globe Through the Neighborhoods of the New New York
63. Delirium (Delirium, #1)
64. Machine Man
65. A Rose for the Crown
66. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1)
67. In Defense of Food
68. Pandemonium (Delirium #2)
69. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson #2)
70. I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1)
71. Matched (Matched #1)
72. The Omnivore's Dilemma
73. America's First Families
74. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson #3)
75. Crossed (Matched #2)
76. The Giver (Giver #1)
77. Bargaining for Advantage
78. The Secret Life of Josephine
79. Strength Finder 2.0

Message edited 12/19/2012 9:16:48 PM.

Posted 1/2/12 9:16 PM

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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

I loved having a goal last year so Im in - I hope to get through 25 books this year.

1- The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein (great book)

Message edited 1/5/2012 10:08:45 PM.

Posted 1/2/12 9:28 PM

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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

I'm not going to give myself a goal, but I'm going to try to read as much as possible. I set my goal tentatively for 50 on Goodreads, but in all liklihood, I'll pass that goal.

January 2012

1. Loved (Vampire Journals #2) by Morgan Rice- Just okay.
2. Betrayed (Vampire Journals #3) by Morgan Rice- Average.
3. A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice & Fire #2)by George R.R. Martin- Not as exciting as the first book, but taking interesting turns.

February 2012

4. My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking- I liked this book better than the Trylle series by Amanda Hocking.
5. Fate by Amanda Hocking- Enjoyed it.
6. Flutter by Amanda Hocking- Pretty good.
7. Hush Money by Susan Bischoff- Really enjoyed this book, reminds me of X-Men. It's the first in a series.
8. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking- My first zombie read and I loved it. I read this in about 12 hours.

March 2012

9. Eragon by Christopher Paolini- Slow to start and a little boring, but it got much better towards the end. I think I've just been spoiled by books like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings.
10. Storm Born by Richelle Mead- I like the premise of the book, but damn, can't a storm queen walk down the street without being molested?! I wish they didn't focus on that so much, because I liked the story.
11. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison- I picked this book up because I liked one of Kim Harrison's paranormal shorts. This book was just okay. I'm trying not to judge it too harshly. Sometimes I find the first book in a series to be boring and kind of drawn out since there usually is a lot of background info to slog through. This book went in the other direction and kind of threw you into this alternate reality without explaining anything and just assuming you'd know. I checked several times to make sure this was the first book in the series. Once I got the lingo and lore down, it got much better though.

April 2012

12. Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz- It was just okay. Considering how much I hated her other series, Blue Bloods, though, that's a rave review.
13. A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron- Extremely emotional and heart warming story. The book was just about one big cry, but in a good way.
14. Hunting Kat by Kelley Armstrong- I love Kelley Armstrong's "Otherworld" series so I was excited to see she has a few short stories out. I didn't realize HOW short. But it was a good, quick read. I enjoyed it.
15. Serial by Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch- a short horror story that was just... horrific. It was too much for me and I didn't enjoy it.

May 2012

16. A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice & Fire #3) by George R.R. Martin- Definitely the best in the series. It seems like karma finally found a lot of the characters in this series, much to my delight! After nearly 4,000 pages of this series, the story still keeps me on my toes and has gone in directions I never could've imagined!
17. Let's Pretend this Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess)- I was a bloggess virgin until very recently. And in a few short weeks, I'm entirely and utterly obsessed.
18. Sick (Project Eden #1) by Brett Battles: A great, quick read.
19. Hollowmen (Hollowlands #2) by Amanda Hocking: I was not impressed with the first half of this book at all. That being said, it did improve, but it's not nearly as good as the first installment was.

June 2012

20. Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster- Didn't enjoy this read as much as some of her other stuff. I think it was just slow to start. Once she started losing the weight, the book picked up though.
21. The Dig by Michael Siemsen- I'm not usually into sci-fi so much, but I definitely became invested in the stroy- particularly the past timeline. A well paced read though the end did feel a little rushed.
22. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James- Overhyped and oversexed, IMO. Despite that, I found myself intrigued by Christian Grey's back story only to be disappointed that this book reveals little to nothing about him. I guess it's a good ploy to get you to read the next two books.

July 2012

23. The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead- Not a huge fan of this book. I enjoyed it simply because I enjoy the author's writing and am pretty invested in the characters themselves. Otherwise, it seemed like she wrote this book just for the sake of writing it. There was very little moving the plot along in the first half of the book. It was definitely a far cry from the fast paced VA series that kept me on the edge of my seat.
24. Dark Lover (BDB #1) by J.R. Ward- Okay, it's a little cheesy. But I feel like that's par for the course for most paranormal stories, particularly romance. I still loved it. I enjoyed the characters, the stories, and yes, the sex.
25. Lover Eternal (BDB #2) by J.R. Ward- I didn't like this one as much as the first book. The characters just didn't thrill me. That being said, the book went on to get better towards the end. I'm very excited to read the next story!

August 2012

26. Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips- It was a cute read. I really liked the personalities and the Earthly jobs that each God performed. The two main characters were so boring and prim and proper though that it annoyed me. I think they could've done way more with this premise.

Currently reading The Awakening (The Watchers Trilogy) by Karice Bolton. (So far, extremely cheesetastic.)

Message edited 8/6/2012 9:33:15 AM.

Posted 1/3/12 9:42 AM

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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

My goal last year was 30 and I surpassed it, but I'm expecting #2 this year so I'm guessing I won't have as much time to read (I only read on the train to/from work and will be off for 3 months when I have the baby).

That said, I'll set my goal at 20 books.
(I'm on a Nora Roberts kick since I borrow them for free from the library!)

1. Blue Smoke - Nora Roberts
2. Sweet Revenge - Nora Roberts
3. Genuine Lies - Nora Roberts

Message edited 1/27/2012 4:19:29 PM.

Posted 1/3/12 5:05 PM

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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

Ok, I'm going to join you ladies this year. I am keeping it light since I have my last semester of my Masters Program ahead of me plus poppin' out a babes in July.......

My 2012 goal will be 35.............

1) Divine Evil ~ Nora Roberts
2) Tribute ~ Nora Roberts
3) MockingJay ~ Suzanne Collins
4) The Memory Keeper's Daughter ~ Kim Edwards
5) Black Hills ~ Nora Roberts
6)The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest ~ Stieg Larsson
7) The Help ~ Kathryn Stockett / Can not explain how much I loved this book!!!!
8) Sweet Valley Confidential:Ten Years Later ~ Francine Pascall
9) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ~ Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith
10) Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons ~Lorna Landvick
11) Queen of Babble ~ Meg Cabot
12) Water for Elephants ~ Sara Gruen
13) Queen of Babble in the Big City ~ Meg Cabot
14) Nature Girl ~ Carl Hiaasen.....HORRID BOOK! Chat Icon
15) The Art of Racing In The Rain ~ Garth Stein
16) Queen of Babble Gets Hitched ~ Meg Cabot
17) Something Borrowed ~ Emily Griffin
18) The Truth About Forever ~ Sarah Dessen
19) A Discovery of Witches ~ Deborah Harkness
20) Insatiable ~ Meg Cabot....egh, not a fan
21) Overbite ~ Meg Cabot...just if not worse than the 1st book in the series. I hate that I hated these 2 books b/c I have always loved her writing.
22) Still Missing ~ Chevy was pretty good

Message edited 9/8/2012 5:31:41 PM.

Posted 1/4/12 9:56 AM

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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

I'm going to try for a modest 40 books.

I never seem to make time for myself to just sit and read! I'm going to start by finishing my current book:

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire.
3. Hunger Games
4. Catch Fire
5. Mocking Jay
6. Irish Moon
7. Venice Vampire
8. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest
9. Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone (again)
10. A Discovery of Witch
11. 50 Shades of Grey
12. 50 Shades Darker
13. 50 Shades of Freedom
14. Once Bitten
15. Oceans of Fire
16. Beautiful Disaster
17. The Marriage Bargain
18. Dangerous Tides
19. Re-read Magic in the Wind
20. Re-read The Wicked and the Wondrous
21. Jane Eyre
22. Safe Harbor
23. Hidden Currents
24. Witching Moon
25. Fierce Dawn
26. Heartsblood
27. Crescent Moon
28. Midnight Bayou
29. The Ninth Crossing: Discovery
30. The Ninth Crossing: Conspiracy
31. My Kind of Christmas
32. Bring Me Home for Christmas
33. Shadow of Night
34. First Impressions
35. Amulet
36. A Family for Christmas
37. Virgin River
38. Shelter Mountain
39. Whisper Rock
40. A Virgin River Christmas
41. Second Chance Pass
42. Temptation Ridge
43. Paradise Valley
44. Moonlight Road

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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

I am going to set my goal at 30. I am having #2 in March/April, so i'll be a busy mama.

Posted 1/4/12 4:54 PM

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Wow...some really big numbers on these boards!

I'm going to go with 30!

January 2012
1. Inheritance Cycle; book 4 (Christopher Paolini series)
2. Witches of East End

February 2012
3. A Discovery of Witches

March 2012
4. Delirium
5. The Bronze Horseman

6. The Probable Future
7. Ender's Game
8. Tatiana & Alexander

9. Fifty Shades of Grey
10. Fifty Shades Darker
11. Fifty Shades Freed

12. Under the Dome
13. Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11)

14. Into the Wilderness
15. The Talisman

16. The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D
17. Dawn on a Distant Shore
18. Beautiful Ruins

19. Lake in the Clouds
20. 11/22/63
21. Night Circus
22. The Sandcastle Girls
23. Harry Potter: The Sorcerer's Stone
24. Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets

25. Shadow of Night
26. Harry Potter & the prisoner from Azkaban
27. Harry Potter & the goblet of fire

28. Harry Potter & the order of the phoenix
29. Cloud Atlas (quit in the middle of this one -- hated it)
30. Harry Potter & the half blood price
31. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

32. Gone Girl
33. Winter of the World

Message edited 12/12/2012 4:12:27 PM.

Posted 1/5/12 11:24 AM

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Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

30 book goal

1. Bossypants
2. The Hunger Games
3. Spellcaster - Cara Lynn Shultz
4. The Replacement Wife - Eileen Goudge
5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
6. Catching Fire
7. MWF Seeks BFF
8. Delirium
9. Wicked -
10. The Irresistable Henry House
11. Just Kids
12. Pandemonium
13. Mockingjay -
14. Fifty Shades of Grey
15. The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club
16. Mini Shopaholic
17. Imperfect Justice -
18. The Selection -
19. Life of Pi -
20. Dish by Jeannette Walls
21. Tigers in Red Weather -
22. I've Got Your Number -
23. Grave Mercy -
24. Eating Animals -
25. The World Without You -
26. Where We Belong -
27. Fifty Shades Darker -
28. The Beatles -
29. Gone Girl
30. The Casual Vacancy

Message edited 11/8/2012 10:50:21 AM.

Posted 1/6/12 12:20 AM

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75 book goal

1. The Angel Makers- good, but kind of disturbing, and I ended up disliking the main character A LOT at the end.
2. Dragonfly in Amber (this was a re-read, so I'm not sure if it counts)- Awesome, but read Outlander first.
3. 11/22/63- Best book I've read in a LONG time. LOVED it!
4. Bury Me Standing- Depressing.
5. The Dovekeepers- Good, but very depressing.
6. Darkfever- I read the whole series in like 4 days. Very good junk food.
7. Bloodfever
8. Faefever
9. Dreamfever
10. Shadowfever
11. On a Highland Shore- Great, especially for those who like Scottish stuff.
12. A Discovery of Witches- Didn't realize this was going to be a series when I picked it up. The next book won't be out until July. I liked it a lot (reminded me of The Historian) but I feel cheated that I have to wait so long for the next book.
13. Clash of Kings
14. Mistress of the Art of Death- I'm not usually a mystery person, but I liked the fact that this was set in the 12th century. It was like a 7 out of 10 for me, but only because I felt like the author could have done more with it.
15. THe Serpent's Tale- sequel to #14. It was ok. I figured out the murderer halfway through.
16. 50 Shades of Grey- Total Xrated smut. Love it Chat Icon
17. The Forever Queen- if you really love English history, you will enjoy it.
18. 50 Shades Darker- not as good as the first one, smut-wise. There was a storyline in this one.
19. Shadowbrook
20. 50 Shades Freed- too much story, not enough smut Chat Icon
21. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell- made me LOL many times, and feel guilty for doing so.
22. Dark Lover- I don't get the hype surrounding these books. It really wasn't good at all.
23. Lover Eternal- I give up. These books are just terrible.
24. Hunger Games- finally read it and it was REALLY good! I was pleasantly surprised.
25. Catching Fire-good
26. Mockingjay- good
27. Under the Dome- EXCELLENT! I love Stephen King.
28. No One is Here Except All of Us- the concept was really cool, but I didn't care for the writing style. It wasn't bad, just left me feeling creeped out.
29. Hidden Wives- great story, writing was just ok.
30. Lady in the Mist- I didn't know that this was Christian fiction when I picked it up, I thought it was historical fiction. It totally failed at both, in my opinion. Terrible.
31. The Surrendered- so depressing and sad, but so good.
32. Let's Pretend This Never Happened- OMG, funniest book ever!!! Loved it!
33. Christ the Lord:Out of Egypt- very cool take on Christ's early life by Anne Rice.
34. Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana- excellent.
35. The Passage- EXCELLENT
36. The Wolf Gift- Very good.
37. The Wine of Angels (Merrily Watkins series #1)- This series is fantastic... I highly recommend it.
38. Midwinter of the Spirit- (Merrily Watkins #2) also amazing.
39. A Crown of Lights (Merrily Watkins #3)- SO good! I'm loving this series!
40. A Cure for Souls (Merrily Watkins #4)- not my favroite of the series so far, but very good.
41. The Lamp of the Wicked (Merrily Watkins #5) THe weirdest so far.
42. Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Merrily Watkins #6) Very good, but I need a break from the series for a little while. I will pick it up again.
43. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier- I really enjoyed this little fairy tale! I couldn't help comparing it to the author's Sevenwaters series, and that was MUCH better than this.
44. Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier- it was just OK.
45. Wild: From Lost to Found on the pacific Crest Trail- by Cheryl Strayed- I thought it was amazing! Definitely worth the hype.
46. Belinda by Anne Rice- I ended up really enjoying this, but not for the reasons I thought I would. It was NOT really erotic fiction, and I'm not sure why it was listed as that. I was a little creeped out by the main characters in the beginning but ended up liking both of them, especially Jeremy, by the end.
47. Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon- better than I thought it would be! The writing was awful, but the story was interesting and the sex was hot.
48. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn- AMAZING. I wish I knew someone who read this book so I could talk about it with someone!!!
49. The Rift by Walter Williams- This SHOULD have been a fabulous book but I was so angry with it by the end. It had a great premise, cool characters, really interesting story, but the author just didn't follow through ad it drove me batshit crazy.
50. Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon- currently reading
51. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness- I thought it was great! I loved reading about their experiences in Elizabethan England, loved all the historic characters, and Matthew and Diana's story is enjoyable.
52. The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain- It was OK. This isn't really my usual kind of read. It was a good story, but I found myself nitpicking the writing, the characters, and the plot al the way through. I'm sure those who enjoy a Jodi Picoult-type of read will totally love this, but it was just Eh for me.
53. The Kingdom of Dreams, by Judith McNaught- I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this. The history was terrible, but the love story was so great! And te sex scenes were hot! And the writing was great! I enjoyed it.
54. Whitney, My Love, by Judith McNoaught- My feelings were very mixed on this. I definitely didn't love it as much as Kingdom of Dreams.
55. The Light Between Oceans, by ML Stedman- LOVE LOVE LOVE!! So well written, amazing story and characters.
56. THe Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjilian- usually I love his books but this was not my favorite.
57. Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed- OMG... everyone should read this book.
58. Darkhouse- by Karina Halle- junk food type of read. Reminded me a lot of the Fever series. It was good! I will definitely read the next one.
59. A Cold Day For Murder by Dana Stabenow- It was good but really short! I wanted more book!
60. A Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling by Quinn Cummings- fantastic book especially for anyone who has thought about homeschooling.
61. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn- excellent. Liked it even better than Gone Girl.
62. Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn- really really disturbing. I will probably have nightmares.
63. The Imprfectionists, by Tom Rachman- I really did not care for this book.
64. The Wilder Life, by Wendy McClure- I loved this!! I am of "the Laura tribe" so I enjoyed the sentiment behind it.
65. Tell the Wolves I'm Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt- This was AMAZING! One of the best books I read so far this year. Highly highly recommend.
66. Bared to You- OMG this was terrible. Really horrifically bad. Why, WHY can't there be intelligent, well written erotica??? WHY???
67. Salem's Lot- somehow missed this book along the way and I really really liked it!
68. Beneath the Shadows, by Sara Foster- it was a good, quick read. Kind of a typical mystery but it did have a kind of gothic feel too it. Also, I will read almost anything set in the English moors.
69. Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James- this was porn... Only read it if you're looking to read cowboy porn.
70. The Yiddish Policeman's Union, by Michael Chabon- hated it.
71. Broken Harbor, by Tana French- im not usually a big mystery reader but this was excellent!! Highly recommend!
72. In the Woods, by Tana French- I liked Broken Harbor better but it was still excellent. I'm on a Tana French kick now!
73. Living With Chickens, by Jay Rossier- We are thinking about getting chickens n the spring Chat Icon
74. Faithful Place, by Tana French- currently reading
75. The Backyard Homestead, by Carleen Madigan- I took ths book out from the library but I'm going to buy it so I can peruse it again and again!
76. The Twelve, by Justin Cronin- AMAZING! Love this series!
77. Dark Angels, by Karleen Koen- Eh. It was ok.
78. Flight Behavior , by Barbara Kingsolver. Excellent. Loved every word of it. The scene towards the end with the man handing out the pamphlets was one of the most perfect scenes I have ever read. Just an incredible read.
79. Age of Miracles - this was incredible. I seriously have chills from this book.
80. Say You're Sorry by Michael Robotham- If you like Gillian Flynn you will LOVE this book... really good and creepy and disturbing.
81. Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff- Excellent. Looking forward to reading more by this author.
82. World War Z, by Max Brooks- it was pretty good. My son raves about it, but for me it was nothing to write home about.
83. Bleed For Me, by Michael Robotham- I am loving this author!!
85. The Gods of Gotham, by Lyndsay Faye- I really enjoyed it!
86. Shatter, by Michael Robotham- currently reading

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Posted 1/6/12 7:56 AM

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Jesss, duh.

Re: 2012 Yearly Goal! Post What You Have Read

I didn't set a goal last year. So this year I'm aiming for 24 and hoping to exceed it (although with a 3.5 year old and 9 month old twins it may be difficult).

1. Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks
2. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
3. (just started) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

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