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2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

I figured I would start one now for the new year.

I plan on reading 50 books in 2013.
Changing goal to 25.

What is your yearly goal?

Also, lets post our books here!

Message edited 1/7/2013 1:52:27 PM.

Posted 12/20/12 11:04 AM
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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal!

I'm going to do the same as you; I'm going to aim for 50 books this year. I definitely surpassed my 40 for 2012, which feels awesome!

Posted 12/20/12 11:23 AM

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal!

I just made it to my goal of 30 in 2012, I'm going to aim for 35 this year.

1- Collision Course - S. C. Stephens
2- Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks
3- Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
4- Home Front - Kristin Hannah
5- Reckless - S.C. Stephens
6- Little Earthquakes - Jennifer Weiner
7- Walking Disaster - Jamie McGuire
8- The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
9- What To Expect When You're Expecting
10- Revenge Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
11- Wedding Night - Sophie Kinsella
12- Where'd You Go Bernadette - Maria Semple
13- The Best Man - Kristan Higgins
14- Too Good To Be True - Kristan Higgins
15- Hopeless - Colleen Hoover
16- Losing Hope - Colleen Hoover
17- Wait For You - Jennifer L. Armentrout
18- Reconstructing Amelia - Kimberly McCreight
19- This Is Where I Leave You - Johnathan Tropper
20- The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
21- The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
22- The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window - Kirsty Mosely
23- Sisterland - Curtis Sittenfeld
24- If I Stay - Gayle Forman
25- Where She Went - Gayle Forman
26- The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty

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Posted 12/20/12 12:52 PM

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal!

Last year I set my goal at 24 and actually read 57.

To play it safe I'm going to set my goal at 40.

Posted 12/20/12 7:01 PM

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2013 Yearly Goal!

Im going to say 25 this year since im having baby number 2 in march

Posted 12/20/12 7:08 PM

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2013 Yearly Goal!

I'm going to aim for 50.

Posted 12/20/12 10:52 PM

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal!

Goal: 50 Books


1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel- 3 stars. The first 100 pages are very religious and contain a lot of background info so it was a pain to slog through- but the survival story was pretty good. The end made me sad though. Chat Icon

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky- 4 stars- a quick read, a good coming of age story. Sad, but also uplifting in a way.

3. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein- 3 stars- I enjoyed it, but I thought it would be more of a dog book than it was. It was told from the dog's perspective, but that had very little to do with the story.


4. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl- 3 stars- A pretty good read- though it could be a little drawn out and redundant at times. We get it, when she turns 16, it's all over for her... maybe. Stop beating me over the head with it! The ending was very good though, not at all what I predicted. I look forward to seeing the movie and reading the next in the series!

5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams- 3 stars- I didn't know much about this book going into it. I didn't see the movie, I didn't know it was based on radio shows, or anything like that. So I was very surprised when it abruptly ended right in the middle just when I was starting to understand and enjoy it. I guess I'll have to read the next in the series!

6. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells- 5 stars- The father of science fiction indeed! This was really good! It's short and to the point and just as incredible and fanciful now as it was when it was first published in 1895.

7. Annabel (Delirium 0.5)- by Lauren Oliver- 1 star- I know it's a novella but its crazy short and offers up very little new info. I was disappointed.

8. Sh*t My Dad Says- by Justin Halpern- 5 stars- This was a really funny and quick read.


9. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card- 5 stars- This was a really fantastic book. It was young adult, so it was an easy read but it was very smart and engaging. They are actually coming out with a movie in November of this year so I expect a lot more people to get into it. It's like a sci-fi book with a Hunger Games feeling to it.

10. Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver- 3 stars- A fantastic continuation of the series. I finished it about 10 minutes ago and I'm already hungry for more!
ETA: I didn't realize this is the final book of the series. I am NOT happy. The ending was left so open-ended. Chat Icon

11. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs- 3 stars- This was a much cuter book than I expected from a such a creep-tastic cover. It's definitely better for a younger audience.

12. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding- 4 stars- A pretty funny, quick read.

13. Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger- 4 stars- I have to say I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It was silly and tongue in cheek, but a really good read. Because of the main character's ability and the talk of decorum and delicate sensibilities, it reminded me a bit of the Sookie Stackhouse series.


14. Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate #2) by Gail Carriger- 3 stars- Not as good as the first book since we didn't get a lot of face time with my favorite character, but still a good read. The ending was interesting- it will make for a good continuation of the series!

15. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick- 4 stars- I knew a little bit about the movie going into reading the book, but it's still not what I expected at all. It was a little predictable at points, but there were also lot of ups and downs that made me second guess what was really happening. It was a good story though- sad but also uplifting.

16. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman- 3 stars- With all the hype surrounding this book and this author, I thought it would be better. It was a fun read and a great fantasy story, but the beginning dragged. It was confusing and not exciting enough to pull me in. The author is good at coming up with the most ridiculous, improbable things and making them seem commonplace and he added just the right touch of horror to it for me.

17. Plan B by Jonathan Tropper- 5 stars- LOVED this book, possibly even more than This is Where I Leave You. Tropper's characters always feel very real and while the books are entertaining, they leave you reflecting on your own life. I'll definitely be reading more of his stuff!

18. Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes-4 stars- A little slow to start but rewarding; not as fluffy and safe as most chick lit out there.


19. Zoo by James Patterson- 2 stars- Entertaining, but faintly ridiculous. But in all fairness, most of the books I read are pretty out there. But this one I just didn't believe- maybe it was the nonchalant writing. It didn't feel like an end of the world book. It felt silly. And the ending, or lack there of, bugged me!

20. World War Z by Max Brooks- 5 stars- This was a really excellent book, but a zombie book it is not. I mean, sure, there ARE zombies in it but its not about that. It's about the world falling apart and coming back together. I loved all the different stories- loved that they hit every scenario from the International Space Station to submarines. But another thing it was not is a cohesive story. There was no real end to it. I'll be interested to see how they translate this book into a movie.

ETA 9/25/13: So I finally watched the movie, World War Z. There is not one similarity between the book and the movie. Not a character, not even the characteristics of the zombies. Like I said in my review, I knew it would be tough to translate this book into a movie, but I wish they would've used more from it than just the title. I was extremely interested to see them implement their tactics in the battle scenes and that was just completely missing. There were no battle scenes, none like in the book.


21. Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple- 5 stars- A great story, kept me guessing! I definitely felt for the main character.

22. Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar by Kelly Oxford- 4 stars- Absolutely ridiculous and hilarious. It got a few snorts and tears out of me.

23. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberley McCreight- 5 stars- A really fast paced book that keeps you guessing. I liked the style of writing- telling bits and pieces of the story in flashbacks and texts/blog posts/facebook statuses. I couldn't put it down.

24. The Island: The Fallen Earth (Parts 1-5) by Michael Stark- 3 stars- So far so good. I'm kind of confused as to why he decided to separate this book into parts... especially when giving them out for free. This first part, though long enough, definitely could not act as a stand alone book. Anyway, I like his writing style and I'm interested to see where the heck this is all going. UPDATE: Eh, just okay. I didn't like that the book was in parts. And I didn't like where they ultimately went with the story. It just seemed so disjointed- like they took all the mythical beasts and things that go bump in the night and just lumped them together. They also threw some religion in here and there and never explained a damn thing. I mean... I think the epilogue cleared it up a little bit, but it just ended so abruptly considering the beginning was so drawn out. I probably won't pick up the next in this series.


25. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence- 5 stars- I really loved this book. I had no idea what it was about based on the blurb, but I think it was intentionally vague. What a fantastic story though. The characters were so well developed and I felt for them all SO much. The story wasn't fast paced, but a slow meander through the past which I loved and was so perfect for this book. Definitely up there as one of my favorite stories!

26. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain- 5 stars- I cannot get over how much I loved this story. I have to admit- the first 50 pages made me so angry. The "plan" was so ridiculous that I was actually angry that the main character agreed to go along with it- 16 and vulnerable or not. They actually addressed that towards the very end and I was satisfied with the explanation... mostly. But, even if I was dissatisfied with the beginning, the rest of the story more than made up for it. A truly fantastic read!

27. Room by Emma Donaghue- 4 stars- A great read! I never would've guessed that it was about so much more than the blurb on the back of the book. I really enjoyed the first half of the story- I mean it was horrendous, but amazing all the clever ways this woman tried to keep her son healthy and happy. And then the second part of the book just opened up- I loved Jack's voice and his reaction to... things. Sorry, just trying to be vague enough not to give anything away! Bottom line- great book!

28. The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper- 3 stars- Not one of my favorites of Tropper's books. I guess I didn't really like the main character for the majority of the book and couldn't really get on board with feeling bad for him. The story was good and the ending was great, but it lacked the spark of some of my other Tropper favorites.


29. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld- 0 stars- Long, boring, uneventful with a cast of one-dimensional and unlikeable characters. There were zero redeeming qualities about this book. If I could give it zero stars, I would. The "event" that takes place at the end is SO disappointing, I was actually angry. And I'm even angrier seeing that it took me SO long to read it.

30. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan- 3 stars- A funny book about parenting. If you like Jim Gaffigan, you'll get a few really good laughs out of this. But a lot of the jokes are pulled directly from his stand up.


31. Pivot Point by Kasie West- 5 stars- A really cool concept done very well. I can't wait to read more!

32. Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris- 5 stars- This felt to me like the older Sookie books that I loved, though admittedly no steamy scenes. I'll admit this isn't the direction I expected the book to take but I'm not entirely opposed.

33. Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) by Charlaine Harris- 5 Stars- Once again, this was definitely getting back into the feel of the old Sookie books. They may be formulaic, but I always enjoy it and it works.

**Mild Spoilers**

I know a lot of people are unhappy because it didn't go the way they expected it to. I didn't expect this outcome either, but really, it makes more sense. What kind of life could she have had with you know who? This is much more believable (as far as any book about a telepath's walk on the wild side with other supernatural beings can be, of course.) All in all, I thought it was a great ending, it tied things up pretty neatly, which is a lot more than you get from the final book of most series. I am sad that it's over though! Especially now that the books got so good again!

34. Hourglass by Myra McEntire- 4 stars- Formulaic but entertaining. Ms. McEntire must've been another big Twilight fan- it feels very much like Twilight, but with time travel instead of vampires. The author is a big Doctor Who fan and loves talking about the intricacies and implications of time travel in her books, so obviously this topic holds a special place in my heart. Chat Icon There was one part of the ending that was a little unbelievable (more unbelievable to me than time travel Chat Icon) but I'll ignore it so I can enjoy the rest of the story.


35. Timepiece (Hourglass #2) by Myra McEntire- 4 stars- The second book in the series, this was just as engaging and interesting as the first. I guess they used up all their Twilight cliches in the first book! I can see how it can be confusing to some readers, but I love the nuances of time travel. The whole subject fascinates me, so I really enjoyed this.

ETA: I was a little thrown by the change in narrators from the first book, but I see why it was necessary and I liked seeing things from Kaleb's perspective.

36. Infinityglass (Hourglass #3) by Myra McEntire- 3 stars- My least favorite of the three books and still a great read. I think it was all the switching back and forth between narrators that confused and annoyed me. I'm sad to say I think this is the last book in the series though! Terrible news! =(

37. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard-4 stars- A very, very guilty pleasure. Chat Icon

38. The First Lie (The Lying Game #0.5) by Sara Shepard- 4 stars- Usually I find these novellas to be a waste- they offer no new information and serve no purpose other than filler between actual novels. But not this one! It gave a lot of relevant background info that I've been dying to know!

39. Never Have I Ever (The Lying Game #2) by Sara Shepard- 4 stars- Another good installment. I like how each book focuses on one suspect (or set of suspects) and then clears their name by the end of it. It is a little disappointing since I went into this book assuming the suspects were innocent, but I liked the journey. And the desire to find out who actually DID kill her is fueling me! Sometimes I almost don't believe she's dead, except for that pesky ghost following Emma around.

40. Two Truths and a Lie (The Lying Game #3) by Sara Shepard- 3 stars- Really, this entire series could've been done in a single book, maybe two. They cross off a suspect or two each book, which is kind of annoying since you can safely assume going into the book that the suspect they are focusing on will come up as innocent. These books are quick, fun reads but at this point I'm just dying to know who the killer is and why! The next book seems to deviate from the formula, so I'm hoping it picks up!

41. Hide and Seek (The Lying Game #4) by Sara Shepard- 4 stars- So, it did finally break from the formula they were using. A lot of new information was revealed in this book. Let's just hope it's relevant info and the author isn't just trying to throw us all off.

42. Cross My Heart, Hope To Die (The Lying Game #5) by Sara Shepard- 5 stars- Definitely the best in the series so far. There was a lot revealed. I'm dyinggggg to find out who the killer is- I hate that the author dragged it out so much but she does it well. It's like crack!!


43. True Lies (The Lying Game #5.5) by Sara Shepard- 3 stars- While probably not the most relevant novella it was enlightening. And I liked seeing Sutton, the real Sutton's, softer side.

44. Seven Minutes in Heaven (The Lying Game #6) by Sara Shepard- 5 stars- 6 books, 2 novellas, 2,098 pages to do what most authors would do in one, two, three at the most books. And ya know what? I ain't even mad. Sure, some of it was fluff, but it was still good fluff. I enjoyed all these books, but the last was the best by far. Very fast paced and twisty!

45. War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells- 5 stars- Loved it!

46. UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn- 4 stars- This was a surprisingly good read for a free Nook book. It started off very slow and a little too teeny bopperish (Yes, I know it's a YA book, but they don't all have to be Twilight.) As the story progressed, the writing became a little less fluffy. I really like the premise and the way it was implemented. I'd be happy to continue reading this series.

47. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins- 5 stars- I've read this more than once already, but I wanted to go back and reread it in anticipation of the movie premiere this weekend! I have to say, it was even better this time around. This series will always be a favorite of mine.

48. Looking for Alaska by John Green- 4 stars- The beginning was a little drawn out, but the countdown and allusion to "after" kept me going. Once the incident took place, the book really took off from there. It was real and raw, but definitely better for a younger crowd. Think Catcher in the Rye and Perks of Being a Wallflower.

49. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins- 5 stars- I was not nearly as enraged reading this book as I was the last time. I don't want to give away any endings, but I was just so dissatisfied with it the first time around. Reading it again, slowly, and really picking it apart, I feel like it couldn't have ended any other way. I just love this series so very, very much.


50. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman- 5 stars- I really enjoyed this book. Equal parts moving and funny, it makes you really think about the US prison system which is so obviously broken. I liked the statistics and facts interspersed throughout the novels. I'm looking forward to checking out the show on Netflix now.

And I hit my goal! Finally, this is the first year I actually met it! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Now what to read next..... Chat Icon

51. One Last Thing Before You Go by Jonathan Tropper- 4 stars- Still not my favorite of Tropper's work, but a great story nonetheless. I loved each and every one of Tropper's characters, as I almost always do. I wish the ending was a little more definitive. I hate these reader's choice type endings.

52. Divergent by Veronica Roth- Re-read to read the final book.

53. Insurgent by Veronica Roth- Re-read to read the final book.

Message edited 1/7/2014 10:15:16 AM.

Posted 12/21/12 11:54 AM

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal!

I read 78 this year, I am going to aim for 100 next year.

1. Me the People - Kevin Bleyer
2. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (Lord John #2) - Diana Gabaldon
3. The Italian Woman - Jean Plaidy
4. 28 Business Thinkers Who Changed the World - Rhymer Rigby
5. Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
6. All for Love - Amanda Eliot
7. The Science of Everyday Life - Jay Ingram
8. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
9. Red Ink: Inside The High Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget - David Wessel
10. The Queen's Secret - Jean Plaidy
11. Heart of the Matter- Emily Giffin
12. And Then There Are None - Agatha Christie
13. Lost on Planet China - J. Maarten Troost
14. The Botany of Desire - Michael Pollan
15. Admissions - Nancy Liberman
16. Don't Know Much About Mythology - Kenneth Davis
17. How We Decide - Jonah Lerher
18. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire & Ice #1) - George R.R. Martin
19. The Age of Turbulance - Alan Greenspan
20. Don't Know Much About the Bible - Kenneth Davis
21. The Scottish Prisoner - Diana Gabaldon
22. The Partials - Dan Wells
23. Fat Envelope Frenzy - Jolie Jager-Hyman
24. How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun - Josh Chetwynd
25. The Great Typo Hunt - Jeff Deck
26. Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg
27. Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath
28. Supreme Conflict - Jan Crawford Greenberg
29. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
30. Moonwalking with Einstein - Joshua Foer
31. Sex with Kings - Eleanor Herman
32. Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office - Lois Frankel
33. A Clash of Kings (Song of Fire & Ice #2) - George R.R. Martin
34. A Storm of Swords (Song of Fire & Ice #3) - George R.R. Martin
35. Requiem - Lauren Oliver
36. The Art of Eating In - Cathy Erway
37. The Inquisitive Cook - Anne Gardiner
38. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khalid Hosseni
39. In the President's Secret Service - Ronald Kessler
40. Innocent Traitor - Alison Weir
41. The Last Wife of Henry VIII - Carolly Erickson
42. Mademoiselle Boleyn - Robin Maxwell
43. The Kill Order (Maze Runner #0.5) - James Dashner
44. 24/7: Living It Up and Doubling Down - Andres Martinez
45. The One Minute Manager - Ken Blanchard
46. A Feast for Crows (Song of Fire and Ice #4)

Message edited 7/11/2013 9:53:46 PM.

Posted 12/21/12 12:33 PM

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

My 2013 goal is 24.

1. Time Keeper - M. Albom
2. The Shack - Wm. Paul Young

3. Sweet Little Lies - L. Conrad
4. Warm Bodies - I. Marion

Message edited 2/28/2013 1:31:41 PM.

Posted 12/30/12 9:12 AM

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My goal is 50 books.

I'm starting with:

1. Between Sisters- Kristen Hannah
2. The Good Father- Diane Chamberlain
3. The Kitchen House- Kathleen Grissom
4. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
5. Ten Thousand Saints
6. Cut- Cathy Glass
7. Damaged- Cathy Glass
8. In Leah's Wake
9. Requiem
10. Glimpse
11. Some are Sicker than Others
12. One Week Girlfriend
13. That Boy
14. That Wedding
15. Second Chance Boyfriend
16. Edge of Never
17. Worth the Weight
18. If You Stay
19. The Maze Runner
20. The Scorch Trials
21. The Death Cure
22. The Fault in Our Stars
23. When I Found You
24. The Night Circus
25. Miss Perregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Message edited 7/29/2013 1:15:07 PM.

Posted 12/31/12 10:38 AM

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2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

My goal is 30 books.

The same goal as last year but I didn't come close.....I am going to put my mind to it this time!!!!!

Posted 12/31/12 12:08 PM

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

I read 85 this year.

Next year my goal is 100. Reading Dirty Red now. Book two of The Opportunist. I loved this book.

Posted 12/31/12 9:22 PM

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

My goal is to read 50 this year. I didn't keep such great count last year, but I think it was in the 40's.

1. The Guardian-Nicholas Sparks
2. Home Front-Kristin Hannah

1. Safe Haven-Nicholas Sparks

1. Reckless-SC Stephens
2. Night Road-Kristin Hannah
3. On a Night Like This-Barbara Freethy

Message edited 3/9/2013 8:27:06 PM.

Posted 1/1/13 10:32 AM


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2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

Not giving myself a goal this year.

1. The Second Rule of Ten: A Tenzig Norbu Mystery (Book 2) - Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay

Message edited 1/2/2013 8:40:10 AM.

Posted 1/1/13 1:23 PM

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2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

I set a goal of 75 last year and read 86. So this year, a goal of 85!

1. Arms Wide Open: A Midwife's Journey, by Patricia Harman- read it in one sitting. Great read... All hippies and birthing babies.
2. Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett- LOVED it! So witty and tongue in cheek!
3. The Flight of Gemma Hardy, by Margot Livesey- A retelling of Jane Eyre which takes place in 1960's Scotland. I loved it, but I am a big Jane Eyre fan.
4. Canada, by Richard Ford- hated it.
5. A Midwife's Story, by Penny Armstrong- an older memoir about birthin' babies Chat Icon Loved it.
6. Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, by Novella Carpenter- This book got such mixed reviews that I was skeptical about it. But I thought it was awesome... I read a lot of reviews and found the criticisms of it unfounded. I loved it!
7. Ashfall, by Mike Mullin- excellent, especially for a YA book!
8. The Winds of War, by Herman Wouk- EXCELLENT, even though it took me 2 weeks to read it!!
9. The Passing Bells, by Philip Rock

Message edited 2/10/2013 1:21:51 PM.

Posted 1/1/13 2:21 PM

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Jesss, duh.

Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

Goal is 40 books -

1. Long Hard Ride - Lorelei James - 3 stars. Just ok and not good enough for me to continue through the series

2. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas - 4 stars - Thought most of the book was slow/boring.....but the last 10 pages had me hysterical

3. Bared To You - Sylvia Day - 3 stars - good enough for me to read the second book in the series

4. Reflected In You - Sylvia Day - 3 stars - was ok. had some hot scenes but nothing compared to 50 shades

5. Before I Die - Jenny Downham - 2 stars - I chuckled a couple of times but overall not impressed

6. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover - 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVE and CANNOT wait for "Losing Hope" to come out

7. Blindsighted (Grant County #1) by Karin Slaughter - 4 stars - love her style of writing and the plots are always great. Very unpredictable

8. Up To Me (Bad Boys #2) by M. Leighton - 3 stars - was left disappointed because I loved the first book

9. Reckless (Thoughtless #3) by SC Stephens - 5 stars - Series ended like a perfectly wrapped package.

10. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams - 4 stars - quick, easy, chick lit read

11. The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window 4 - stars - really fell in love with Liam. And it helped that I didn't find Amber completely whiney and annoying

12. Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert - 5 stars - LOVED the 2 main characters and their backstories. Read this book in just a few short hours

13. Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford - 3 stars. Main character was super funny, but never really connected with any of the characters

14. This Girl (Slammed #3) by Colleen Hoover - 5 stars - Love Will and Lake is tolerable Chat Icon The ending to their story is perfect.

15. Eyes Wide Open (Blackstone Affair #3) by Raine Miller - 3 stars - not nearly as good as the first 2 books in the series.

16. Walking Disaster (Beautiful Disaster #2) by Jamie McGuire - 3 stars - Beautiful Disaster was such an awesome book I was slightly disappointed with this book. I love Travis but didn't love the story from his point of view. I didn't connect with the characters as well as I did in the first book. However, loved the ending and the fast forward to their future.

17. Wait for You by J. Lynn - 4 stars. Loved it. Great quick, summer, chick-lit read.

18. If You Stay by Courtney Cole - 4 stars - Great fast read. Bad boy meets good girl. But bad boy suppressed a memory that sculpted the man he is today. What happens when he opens the door and decides it's time to face the past?

19. The Death Of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell - 3 stars. Not my typical type of read but it came recommended so I gave it a whirl. Decent plot about two sisters who's parents die but attempt to cover it up so they can continue living their lives as is. They think their secret is safe with them but someone figures it out. Do they get to stay together or does this person notify authorities?

20. Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover - 4 stars. Read and loved the first book in the series so much I finished it in a day. This book was equally as good, however, it is the same story just retold by another character's POV. So where I found myself surprised and clinging on to every development in the first book, I found myself a little uninterested in this one. But, Holder is an amazing character and I did truly enjoy this book.

Moving onto Unseen (Will Trent #7) by Karin Slaughter.

Message edited 7/9/2013 8:08:35 PM.

Posted 1/1/13 9:09 PM

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

Goal: 25
I have no idea how many I read last year. I need to go back and count...

1 - Finding Chase (Chasing Nikki #2) by Lacey Weatherford
2 - Tidal - Emily Snow
3 - Coincidence of Callie & Kayden - Jessica Sorensen
4 - Bound Together - Marie Coulson
5 - Last Christmas - Marie Coulson
6 - The Proposition - Katie Ashley
7 - The Proposal - Katie Ashley

Message edited 1/17/2013 3:34:01 PM.

Posted 1/2/13 9:54 AM

Girls just want to have fun..

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2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

Goal 25:

1. The House at Riverton- Kate Morton- LOVED this book!!
2. The Forgotten Garden- Kate Morton

Message edited 3/11/2013 9:06:16 AM.

Posted 1/2/13 10:34 AM

LIF Infant

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

no goal as I read upwards of 125 books a year sometimes more....yes i'm a reading fanactic.

January (completed)
Gone Girl-Gillian Flynn
Defending Jacob
Safe Haven (Nicholas Sparks) just started

Message edited 1/2/2013 8:37:18 PM.

Posted 1/2/13 8:36 PM


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2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

I think I'll set a goal of 30. Need to find a new book!

Posted 1/2/13 11:22 PM

No one sings like you anymore.

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

I don't really have a goal, but I'll post what I'm reading here :)

Right now, it's Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.
Jan 4th: Started Life After Death by Damien Echols

Message edited 1/7/2013 11:48:01 AM.

Posted 1/3/13 11:19 AM

LIF Adult

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

1 - Finding Chase (Chasing Nikki #2) by Lacey Weatherford
2 - Tidal - Emily Snow

Posted 1/3/13 11:49 AM


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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

Goal: 50 books

1. Matched by Allie Condie
2. Crossed by Allie Condie

Message edited 1/8/2013 10:48:21 AM.

Posted 1/3/13 12:29 PM


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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

I have no goal. I read a lot anyway.


Most Talkative by Andy Cohen (I can't stand him and reality TV even more now)

Currently reading:

John Dies at the End by David Wong

Posted 1/3/13 4:17 PM

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Re: 2013 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here.

1 - Finding Chase (Chasing Nikki #2) by Lacey Weatherford
2 - Tidal - Emily Snow
3 - Coincidence of Callie & Kayden - Jessica Sorensen
4 - Bound Together - Marie Coulson

Message edited 1/8/2013 9:15:31 AM.

Posted 1/6/13 12:28 PM
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