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ThreeforTea
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2014 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here!

ok everyone..here is the 2014 yearly goal thread.

I plan on reading 25 books in 2014.
I hope I meet it this time because I didn't meet my 2013 goal.

What is your 2014 goal?

Also, lets post our books here!

Posted 12/23/13 10:48 AM
 
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I'm going to keep my goal at 50 for this year. I'm just finishing up my 51st book now. Chat Icon

Posted 12/23/13 12:23 PM
 

ThreeforTea
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That's great!! yea, I am going to try my best to reach my goal this year.

Posted 12/23/13 12:44 PM
 

Irishlass
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Re: 2014 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here!

Since I didn't reach my goal for the year I'm going to stick with 30.

Posted 12/23/13 3:33 PM
 

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Passed my goal of 30 for 2013 so I will say 35 for 2014.

January
1. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth

February
3. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
4. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

I've been slacking not sure when I read what
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth
6. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
7. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
8. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
9. The Jewish Neighbor by A.M. Khalifa

April
10. Fixed on You By Laurelin Paige
11. Found in You By Laurelin Paige
12. Forever with You By Laurelin Paige
13. Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

May
14. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
15. Little Lies by Heather Gudenkauf
16. Petals on the Wind by V.C. Andrews

June
17. First Love by James Patterson
18. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
19. I like You Just The Way I am by Jenny Mollen

July
20. Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell Jr.
21. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
22. Hudson by Laurelin Paige
23. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
24. The Memory Child by Steena Holmes
25. Invisible by James Patterson
26. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

August
27. Mistress by James Patterson
28. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
29. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

September
30. Not Quite Dating by Catherine Bybee
31. Not Quite Mine by Catherine Bybee
32. Guilty Wives by James Patterson
33. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
34. Where She Went (sequel to If I stay) by Gayle Forman

October
35. Possessive by Catherine Bybee - Terrible!
36. The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Message edited 10/7/2014 9:03:49 AM.

Posted 12/23/13 3:35 PM
 

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Posted by forevermylilgirls

That's great!! yea, I am going to try my best to reach my goal this year.



Don't worry, I didn't hit mine the last two years. The first year I missed by 2, but my goal was higher, 75. Last year my goal was 50 and I missed by 4. I got really into a series this fall so that sped things right along. lol!

I actually think I'm going to change my goal to 52 books. I saw someone did a challenge where they read through the alphabet. A book beginning with A, with B, with C, etc. So I'm going to try to run through the alphabet twice. I have books for every letter except for X and Q. Chat Icon I might have to get creative for those.

Posted 12/23/13 5:01 PM
 

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Re: 2014 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here!

My goal for 2013 was 35 and I only read 26 books. Chat Icon

I'm lowering my goal for 2014 to 30 books.

1- The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
2- A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire
3- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
4- Looking For Alaska by John Green
5- Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
6- What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
7- Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
8- Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
9- Endless Love by Scott Spencer
10- Driven by K. Bromberg
11- Fueled by K. Bromberg
12- Crashed by K. Bromberg
13- The One & Only by Emily Giffin
14. The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken by Mari Passananti
15. Nothing Left To Lose by Kirsty Moseley
16. Defending Jacob by William Landay
17. Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
18. Big Little Liars by Liane Moriarty
19- Happenstance by Jamie McGuire
20- Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
21- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
22- Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
23- Just One Day by Gayle Forman
24- Still Missing by Chevy Stephens
25- Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
26- The Dog Lives (And So Will I) by Teresa J. Rhyne
27- The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
28- The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
29- The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
30- The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
31- Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
32- Maybe Not: A Novella by Colleen Hoover
33. Entwined with You by Sylvia Day
34. Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

I exceeded my goal by 4 books. Chat Icon

Message edited 1/1/2015 2:06:59 PM.

Posted 12/27/13 3:17 PM
 

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Re: 2014 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here!

I'm gonna say 60. I said 40 last year and hit 70.

60 seems about right.

1-The Bronze Horseman-Paullina Simons -Very good.
2-Taitiana & Alexander-Paullina Simons-Very good
3- What Kind of Mother are you? -Paula Daly...liked it a lot but not as much as everyone raved.
4- Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life -Gretchen Rubin - eh nothing special.
5-Pictures of You- Caroline Leavitt-started out good, got SUPER boring, couldn't wait for it to end.
6-The Art of Patience - Allan Lokos- loved it. I need patience, Its my major downfall, this was a great book.
7-The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer - Not into it. was too deep for me.
8-Unbroken- Laura Hillenbrand- I so wanted to love this, I just couldn't. It was almost too detailed for me. Pages and pages of a book just to describe ONE foot race left me bored. The writing was top notch in other ways, It was just too fantastical for me.
9-Orphan Train-Christina Baker Kline - again, wanted to love it, just thought was ok. Wanted it to be over. Beginning was better than the rest.
10-Born to Run-Christopher McDougall - Was interesting
11-Sarah's Key- just ok for me
12-The kindness of strangers-too harsh of a subject matter
13-hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet

Message edited 4/24/2014 9:17:26 PM.

Posted 12/27/13 3:49 PM
 

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Re: 2014 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here!

I'll play!

My goal will be 35 books.

Posted 12/27/13 4:01 PM
 

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My goal will be 40 books.

1. The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
2. Alex Cross, Run - James Patterson
3. Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
4. The Shoemaker's Wife - Adriana Trigiani
5. Tick Tock - James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
6. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty
7. Happy Ever After - Nora Roberts
8. The Fault in Ours Stars- John Green
9. The Paris Wife - Paula McLain
10. Bridge of Sighs - Richard Russo
11. Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healy
12. Heart of the Matter - Emily Giffen
13. Mrs. Hemingway - Naomi Wood
14. Wild - Cheryl Strayed

Message edited 12/7/2014 9:23:21 AM.

Posted 12/28/13 9:15 PM
 

ThreeforTea
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Posted by forevermylilgirls

That's great!! yea, I am going to try my best to reach my goal this year.



I saw someone did a challenge where they read through the alphabet. A book beginning with A, with B, with C, etc. So I'm going to try to run through the alphabet twice. I have books for every letter except for X and Q. Chat Icon I might have to get creative for those.



this is a cool idea!!!

Posted 12/30/13 9:32 AM
 

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I'm going to shoot for 25 this year.

Posted 12/30/13 10:01 AM
 

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i am shooting for 50. I'm going to try NOT to reread any books.

1. Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult
2. And The Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3. One Last Thing Before I Go - Jonathan Tropper
4. The Book of Joe - by Jonathan Tropper
5. Plan B - Jonathan Tropper
6. The Trials of Max Q - Derek Ciccone
7. How To Talk To A Widower - Jonathan Tropper
8. Officer Jones (JP Warner #1) - Derek Ciccone
9. Huddled Masses (JP Warner #2) - Derek Ciccone
10. Deadly Straights - RE McDermott (Currently)

Message edited 3/21/2014 9:55:39 AM.

Posted 12/30/13 12:14 PM
 

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2014 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here!

I've never set a goal before but I want to try this year and see how I do! I know I read a bunch of books in 2013 but I didn't keep track. I'm going to give myself a goal of 25 for 2014. Hoping to get back into the Outlander series (I stopped mid-book #4) and looking forward to the new BDB book!

Posted 12/30/13 3:22 PM
 

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I'm going to say 75 this year....I read almost 100 this year but I was on bedrest for two weeks so that helped with it

Posted 12/31/13 2:21 PM
 

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I read 88 books in 2013....I'm going to set my goal at 95 books for 2014.


1 –Stripped – Jasinda Wilder
2 – Rule – Jay Crownover
3 – Rock the Beat (Black Falcon series) – Michelle Valentine

Message edited 1/7/2014 5:46:13 PM.

Posted 12/31/13 7:09 PM
 

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I am aiming for 55 this year. Last year I set the bar low at 30, but when my dad died in May I upped it to 55 in his honor (he read a lot too and was aiming for 80 on Goodreads). I got to 45 but I think with better planning I can hit 55 this year. Chat Icon

Posted 1/1/14 6:40 PM
 

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I am going to try for 100 again. I only got through 84 last year, so have to work on it.

January
1. Sarah - Orson Scott Card
2. The Princes in the Tower - Alison Weir
3. Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked - Carol de Giere
4. Lost - Gregory Maguire
5. Goddess of the Green Room - Jean Plaidy

Message edited 1/13/2014 4:52:42 PM.

Posted 1/1/14 9:41 PM
 

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Goal: 52 Books

January

1. Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth- 3 stars- Okay. So I know how angry everyone is over this ending. Maybe it was unnecessary, but it felt real. Not every story has to have a happy ending- why would you keep reading if you knew that everything would always turn out exactly right in the end? This last book did leave a bit to be desired though. I think the author tried to do too much and it was just a little crazy and disjointed. The chapters were written way too similarly- I could never remember who was the "I" until they'd mention Tobias or Tris. Plus, the chapters in all her books are so short that it jumped back and forth way too much. All in all, I still really enjoyed the series, even if the last book wasn't all it could be.

2. Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self Indulgent, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who Are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door To Me? by Jen Lancaster- 4 stars- I've read a few of her books (completely out of order, whoops!) and this is one of the better ones. I still like Bitter is the New Black the best, but Jen Lancaster is hilarious and real. Her house sounds a lot like mine!

3. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer- 4 stars- This was billed as a modern retelling of Cinderella, but it was really just a new story with touches of Cinderella in it (her foot, the ball, the stepmother, etc.). I really enjoyed it though- much more than I thought I would. It seems like they mentioned a few other fairy tales in the beginning (Snow White and another, but I can't remember) so I'm interested to see how they weave those tales into the series.

4. Dare Me: A Novel by Megan Abbott- 1 star- A sad, disturbing story about sad, disturbed people. I raced through this book, but not because I enjoyed it. I just wanted to get it over with and find out what exactly happened.

5. Everyday by David Levithan- 3 stars- It was a really interesting read and the author did well with the premise, but I was dissatisfied by the end. I'm sure I wasn't alone!

6. Feed by Mira Grant- 3 stars- I'm having a difficult time rating this book. It was longer than I expected, and the first three quarters of it felt even longer than it was. It was a good story, with a really good ending, but the author put in so much detail in the beginning half of the book. There was a lot of tech talk about their equipment and the ways humanity has tried to stop outbreaks and it was just too much- some things were explained several times in all but the exact same words. I think with a little editing, this book could've gone from good to great.

February

7. The Giver by Lois Lowry- 5 stars- Another fantastic read that I was deprived of in my Catholic school! I wish I had been given books like these to read when I was younger.

8. Help for the Haunted by John Searles- 4 stars- A surprisingly good read! The last two or three chapters did a 180 from the beginning of the book, but I think that's what made it so good. The whole story had you going back and forth between believing and not believing, so the ending was a surprise. The whole book was just the right amount of creepy- I've read books about zombies, vampires, monsters, serial killers, anything and everything and nothing, I mean NOTHING, creeped me out like this book.

9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot- 2 stars- If you asked me how I felt about this book halfway through, I probably would've started ranting and raving. But now that I've finished, I feel a little better about it. I actually was torn between a 2 star and 3 star rating since I feel like the author not only told the story she wanted to tell, but also helped improved the lives of the Lacks family.

March

10. Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell- 4 stars- Mildly funny, but definitely entertaining. It was a nice, light read.

11. The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness- 4 stars- Ugh, how I love and loathe series!! I wish there was an ending to this, but they just leave you hanging, heart racing, thirsty for more. I think I may have to deviate from my alphabet challenge and continue this series. What a ride though!

12. The Ask & Answer (Chaos Walking #2) by Patrick Ness- Currently reading.

Message edited 3/28/2014 5:32:19 PM.

Posted 1/2/14 8:41 AM
 

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I am aiming low for me with 24 books. I hope to do more but with 2 lo and wft it is getting harder. I need suggestions for a good book to start with.....any suggestions?

Posted 1/3/14 9:57 AM
 

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I didn't do the challenge here on LIF last year but I always do it on Goodreads. This year I will do it here too Chat Icon

My 2014 goal is 75 books.

January
1- Undone- Karin Slaughter. Love Will Trent, and love this series!
2- Fallen- Karin Slaughter
3- Criminal- Karin Slaughter
4- Reconstructing Amelia- Kimberley McCreight- I really did not care for this book. The premise was interesting but the execution was awful.
5- Unseen- Karin Slaughter- I usually love these books, especially the Will Trent series. However, this was a chore to get through and I didn't care for it. First time saying that about one of her books.
6- Sacred- Dennis Lehane- not my favorite of this series.
7- Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth- Reza Aslan- This was INCREDIBLE. I absolutely adored this book.
8- Some Kind of Fairy Tale- Graham Joyce- LOVED this, even though I would have preferred a little more solid of an ending.
9- Firebird- Susanna Kearsley- not a fan. Too fluffy.
10- Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald- Eh. Just eh. It was just ok.
11- We Are Water- Wally Lamb- I had really mixed feelings about this book. It was beautifully written. The character development was incredible. The story was amazing, as was the plot pacing. However, the absolutely gratuitous and graphic child abuse was over the top for me. It was really disturbing.
12- Under the Wide and Starry Sky- Nancy Horan- I hated this book. On paper I should have loved it but I couldn't stand any of the main characters.
13- And When She Was Good- Laura Lippman- Not my favorite of her books, but it was a quick, entertaining read.
14- The Last Child- John Hart-
15- The Siren- Tiffany Riesz- I picked this up thinking it was a nice, smutty read but wow, it was more than that!! Interesting story, characters, dialogue, and the writing was surprisingly great! I really liked it and will read the rest of the series.
16- This Dark Road to Mercy- Wiley Cash- I wanted MORE from this book. It had great bones, but it needed to be fleshed out more. It could have been great but instead it was just eh.
17- Jacob's Oath- Martin Fletcher- Excellent. Read in 2 sittings, couldn't put it down.
18- The Angel- Tiffany Reisz- I love these books. It's like emotionally intense erotica.
19- The Golem and the Jinni- Helene Wecker- LOVED IT!!!!! Didn't want it to end!!
20- The Winter People- Jennifer McMahon- I really enjoyed it, and it was a super creepy winter read, but I wasn't a fan of the ending.
21- Free Range Learning- Laura Grace Weldon- Loved it!
22 The Innocent Sleep- Karen Perry- I hated the two main characters in this book. Like, seriously hated them. I wanted to like this, but I couldn't get over my dislike of the main characters.
23- Into the Forest- Jean Hegland- GO OUT AND BUY THIS BOOK AND READ IT RIGHT NOW. NOW. GO. Best thing I have read in a long time. Absolutely mind bogglingly incredible.

Message edited 3/13/2014 6:15:41 PM.

Posted 1/4/14 12:05 AM
 

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Re: 2014 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here!

My goal is 25 books

1: The Longest Ride -- Nicholas Sparks

Posted 1/4/14 2:33 PM
 

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My goal is 25 books

1. We Are Water - Wally Lamb
2. The Quest - Nelson DeMille
3. Night Magic - Karen Robards
4. Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
5. The Sandcastle Girls - Chris Bohjalian
6. The House Girl - Tara Conklin
7. The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
8. Beautiful Ruins - Jess Walter
9. Be Careful What You Wish For - Jeffrey Archer


Message edited 5/20/2014 11:36:42 AM.

Posted 1/4/14 7:13 PM
 

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I'm going to say 40 this year (I haven't made it to 50 the last 2 years)

1. If I Stay
2. Notorious Nineteen
3. UnOrthodox
4. Hush
5. The Storyteller
6. This Is Where I Leave You
7. Wild
8. Unbroken
9. Dark Places
10. Long Way Down
11. Me Before You
12. Takedown Twenty
13. Where'd You Go Bernadette
14. The Story of Beautiful Girl
15. Mad About The Boy
16. Legend
17. The Silver Star
18. Thin, Rich, Pretty
19. The Cuckoo's Calling
20. Little Bee
21. Etched In Sand
22. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
23. City of Ashes
24. City of Glass
25. City of Fallen Angels

Message edited 11/3/2014 2:06:10 PM.

Posted 1/7/14 4:00 PM
 

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Re: 2014 Yearly Goal! Post books you read here!

my goal at 95 books for 2014.


1 – Stripped – Jasinda Wilder
2 – Rule – Jay Crownover
3 – Rock the Beat (Black Falcon series) – Michelle Valentine

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