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#11  Dazrin 12-06-2019, 12:30 PM
I am keeping my goal from 2019 of 24,000 pages.

I will continue to participate in the New Leaf Book Club and want to read 8 of 12 selections there this year (leaving myself some room for unavailable titles).


Page Goal: Read 24,000 pages in 2020.
Status as of February 10: 3,196 pages read, 10 books/short stories completed.


Current and Upcoming Book(s):Completed books:
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Ordered by finish date
  1. The Water Museum - Nisi Shawl - LeVar Burton Reads #57
  2. Mindstar Rising - Peter F. Hamilton
  3. I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld 38 / Tiffany Aching 4) - Terry Pratchett
  4. The Mystery of the Blue Jar - Agatha Christie - Classic Tales Podcast #662
  5. The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisen
  6. Tideline - Elizabeth Bear
  7. The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan 1) - Tom Clancy
  8. Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors - Matt Parker
  9. The Gray Man - Mark Greaney
  10. Stone Cold (Camel Club 3) - David Baldacci


Progress Charts:
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See in Google Data Studio.


New Leaf Book Club selections read or attempted: 0/12
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Other list posts: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
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#12  Tarana 12-06-2019, 03:05 PM
2020 Goals

3,000 pages per month : Met in Jan., Feb.,
Ebooks - TBR Reduced by 10; Current: +9
Audiobooks - TBR Reduced by 10; Current: -8
Magazines - TBR Reduced by 10; Current: 0

Magazines Read So Far:
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2020 Purchases TBR: 33 Read: 4
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2. Audible Feb $7.19
3. Audible March $16.15

Purchased & free audio
1. Quantum Murder - Peter F Hamilton AUDIO (lawsuit #2) $0.00
2. Nano Flower - Peter F Hamilton AUDIO (lawsuit #3) $0.00
3. Buchanan's Range War - Jonas Ward $1.06
4. Buchanan's Big Fight - Jonas Ward $1.99
5. Darwin's Watch (Science Diskworld 3) - Terry Pratchett $4.99
6. Unremarkable Heart & Other Stories - Karin Slaughter (AUDIO) .99
7. Darwin's Watch - Terry Pratchett $4.99
8. The Globe: Science of Diskworld - Terry Pratchett $4.99
9. Trapped - Scott Bartlett $.99
10. Pile of Bones - Michael J Sullivan (AUDIO) $0.00
11. Pack Up Your Troubles- Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $4.27
12. Goodbye Piccadilly - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $5.35
13. Land of My Dreams - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $4.27
14. Long, Long Trail - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles $4.27
15. Nice Dragons Finish Last - Rachel Aaron (AUDIO) $2.13
16. Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfus (AUDIO) $6.37
17. A Killer's Mind - Mike Omer (AUDIO) $2.13
18. Murder in an English Village - Jessica Ellicot (AUDIO) $6.37
19. NOS4A2 - Joe Hill (AUDIO) $6.37
20. The Others - Jeremy Robins (AUDIO) $6.37
21. Agincourt - Bernard Cornwell (AUDIO) $6.37
22. Icarus - Matt Verish (AUDIO) $2.13
23. Dragon and Chips - Simon Haynes (AUDIO) $0.00 free credit
24. Caffeine - Michael Pollan (AUDIO) Free audible
25. Cut and Run - Ben Acker (AUDIO) Free audible
26. Beezer - Brandon Snider (AUDIO) free audible
27. Salvation Lost - Peter F Hamilton (AUDIO) $0.00 free credit
28. The Dark Lord - Jack Heckle $1.06
29. Doing Time - Jodi Taylor $1.06
30. Just One Evil Act - Elizabeth George $2.13
31. Unspeakable Things - Jess Lourey $2.13
32. Mech Wars - Scott Bartlett $8.02
33. The Chestnut Man - Soren Sveistrup $5.32


Free

1. Thief River Falls - Brian Freeman (Amazon 1st)
2. Names of the Dead - Kevin Wingall (Amazon 1st)
3. In the Best Stories & other horror stories - Norman Prentiss
4. Book of Baby Names - Norman Prentiss
5. Apocalypse 365 Day Calender vol 1 - Norman Prentiss
6. Maggie Newberry Series books 1-3 - Susan Kiernan Lewis (dupe)
7. Art of Dying - Derik Cavignano
8. Twist and Turn - Tim Tigner
9. Some of the Best from Tor.com 2016 - various
10. Tall Man in Ray-Bans - Joseph Flynn
11. Sons of the Pop - Daniel O'Connor
12. Clan Wars Omnibus - Peter Morwood
13. Icarus - Mark Veris
14. If She Saw - Blake Piece
15. Probable Paws - Leighann Dobbs



January - Pages read: 5122
01. 5/5 Reckoning - Scott Bartlett (audio) *
This author went where most don't go. Great battles!
02. 4/5 Automatic Detective - A Lee Martinez (audio) *
Wonderful noir with a robot cab driver as detective.
03. 4/5 Fangs For the Memories - Molly Harper (audio) *
Short story - funny intro to some characters
04. 4/5 Masked Ball at Broxley Manor - Rhys Bowen (audio) *
Short Story - Relisten of new recording. Still enjoyed!
05. 5/5 Nashville Noir - Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain (audio) *
Music city murder involving teenager from Cabot Cove
06. 3/5 Ranger Confidential - Andria Lankford (ebook+audio) *
Good and bad of a practicing ranger in national park.
07. 2/5 Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble - H P Mallory (audio) *
Disappointment after excellent first series.
08. 4/5 Jack of Spades - Carol Joyce Oates (audio) *
I had my doubts, but this turned to be a good psychological mystery.
09. 2/5 Toil and Trouble - H P Mallory (audio) *
Didn't like it. Author switched to mommie porn after 1st successful series.
10. 5/5 The Concrete Blonde - Michael Connelly (audio+ebook) *
This was excellent. A trial and serial killer keep you guessing.
11. 5/5 Blue On Black - Michael Connelly (audio) *
Short story - short but really good.
12. 2/5 Switchblade - Michael Connelly (audio) *
Short story - Story didn't jell for me. Bosch deals with a cold case.
13. 5/5 Magic Kingdom For Sale: Sold - Terry Brooks (audio+ebook) *
Kept my attention right through. Reread.
14. 3/5 Viva Durant & the Secret of the Silver Buttons - Ashli St Armant (audio) *
This was a good read - kids would enjoy this mystery, Free Audible Original
15. 5/5 Scions of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio) *
1st of 4 books. Great, slow build up to several quests.
16. 3/5 Out of My Mind - Alan Arkin (audio) *
Interesting. At least its short.
17. 4/5 The Bone Farm - Dean Koontz (audio) *
Short story - This was well written, but so creepy.
18. 5/5 Druid of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio) *
2nd book of 4. More intense now, really enjoyed!
19. 4/5 Wizards of Once - Cressida Cowell (audio) *
Wizards, warriors and witches in a kids story. Enjoyed!
20. 3/5 Book of Baby Names - Norman Prentiss *
Series of horror short stories. Some good, some a miss.
21. 5/5 Elf Queen of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio) *
3rd book of 4. Another great story. Focus on Wren and search for elves.
22. 1/5 Gather Round the Sound - ed. Paulo Coelho (audio)*
The Aussie version of Night Before Christmas only good thing about this.
February - Pages read: 3143
23. 5/5 Talismans of Shannara - Terry Brooks (audio) *
Too much coincidence, but otherwise satisfying ending.
24. 3/5 Caffeine - Michael Pollan (audio) *
Current science on caffeine. Author is good narrator!
25. 5/5 Murder in an English Village - Jessica Elliot (audio) *
This was a delightful cozy set in 1920s England.
26. 5/5 Dead Beat - Jim Butcher (audio) *
Chicago under threat from necromancers. Excellent!
27. 4/5 Stalking the Zombie - Mike Resnick *
Short stories from Fable of tonight. Good for a fan of the series.
28. 4/5 Dead or Alive - Tom Clancy & Grant Blackwood (audio) *
Not as good as his early novels, with some slog, but kept me interested.
29. 3/5 A Mind Of Her Own - Paula McLain (audio) *
Short story. Good presentation of short biography.
30. 5/5 The Pusher - Ed McBain (audio) *
Addict dies, his sister is attacked, addict in cop's family.
31. 4/5 Who Goes There - John W Campbell (audio) *
Novella - Alien creature in the Antarctic.
32. 5/5 Nameless - Dean Koontz (audio)
6 short stories revolving around nameless vigilante seeking justice for others.
33. 5/5 Evil Eye - Madhuri Shekar (audio) *
Novella - outstanding thriller!
34. 3/5 The Booktaker - Bill Pronzini (audio) *
Novella- Case of the book and map thief.
35. 1/5 Diary of Hounslow Girl - Ambreen Razia (audio) *
Novella - Excellent narrator (author), but coming of age stories aren't for me.
36.

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TBR = owned books
TBR (audio) Jan 1: 1020 (includes freebees)
TBR (ebooks) Jan 1: 1357 (includes magazines, no freebees)
Audiobooks listened: 032 (including 05 freebies, 0 abandoned, 8 re-reads)
Books Read: 005 (including 01 freebies, 0 abandoned, 1 re-read)
Books otherwise removed from TBR: 2

Book Rating/Comments:
1: Awful, or did not finish
2: So, so, or not to my taste
3: Good book
4: Very good book; possible reread.
5: Wonderful book! A keeper.
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#13  Rumpelteazer 12-07-2019, 03:56 AM
My 2020 goal will be much lower than in the past years, due to new hobbies.

Book goal: 50 books
Page goal: 20000 pages

My reading list for 2020.
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#14  jbcohen 12-07-2019, 09:48 PM
Goal 95 books and 20,000 pages read:

1) Hunter Legacy Universe (Second Edition) volume one Hero at large by Timothy Ellis
2) Fallen Empires volume one Rigged by James Roscone
3) Hunter Legacy Universe volume three in the Hero by Timothy Ellis
4) Hunter Legacy Universe volume four Make or Break the Hero by Timothy Ellis
5) Hunter Legacy Universe volume 4.1 Jane's Christmas by Timothy Ellis
6) Star Force volume one Inception by Aer-Ki Jry
7) Star Force volume two Integration by Aer-Ki Jyr
8) Star Force volume three Nemesis by Aer-Ki Jyr
9) Star Force volume five Trailblazer by Aer-Ki Jyr
10) Star Force volume five Gemini by Aer-Ki Jyr
11) Star Force volume six Ambrosia by Aer-Ki Jyr
12) Star Force volume seven Fabrication by Aer-Ki Jyr
13) Star Force volume eight Flashpoint by Aer-Ki Jyr
14) Star Force volume nine mettle by Aer-Ki Jyr
15) Star Force volume ten Disarmament by Aer-Ki Jyr
16) Star Force volume eleven Deception be Aer-Ki Jyr
17) Star Force volume twelve Escalation by Aer-Ki Jyr
18) Star Force volume thirteen Succession by Aer-Ki Jyr
19) Star Force volume fourteen Zeen Zat by Aer-Ki Jyt
20) Star Force volume fifteen Colonization by Aer-Ki Jyr
21) Star Force volume sixteen Canderous by Aer-Ki Jyr
22) Star Force volume seventeen Intimidation by Aer-Ki Jyr
23) Star Force volume nineteen Benefactor by Aer-Ki Jyr
24) Hunter Legacy volume five Hail to the Hero by Timothy Ellis
25) Star Force volume twenty Melee by Aer-Ki Jyr
26) Star Force volume twenty-one Allegiance by Aer-Ki Jyr
27) Children of D'Hara volume two Hateful Things by Terry Goodkind
28) Children of D'Hara volume three the Waste by Terry Goodking
29) Children of D'Hara volume four Witches Oath by Terry Goodkind
30) Dan Kolter volume ten Sleeper's War by Kevin Tummilson
31) Succubus Lord volume twelve Succubus Lord 12 by Eric Vall
32) Noah Wolf volume ten Pack Leader by David Archer
33) Nici Chronicles volume two The Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodkind
34) Succubus Lord volume thirteen Succubus Lord 13 by Eric Vall
35) Bear Logan volume four Deep State by LT Ryan

Pages = 7,065

Balance brought forward: $59

Fallen Empire Series volume one Rigged by James Roscone - $20 - total $79
Hunter Legacy Universe (Second Edition) volume one Hero at Large by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $87
Fallen Empire Series volume two Piece Keepers by James Roscone - $20 - total $97
Hunter Legacy Universe volume four Make or Break the Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $105
Hunter Legacy Universe volume three Send in the Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $113
Hunter Legacy Universe volume four Make or Break the Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $121
Hunter Legacy Universe volume five Hail to the Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $129
Falling Empire Series volume three Invasion by James Roscone - $20 - total $149
Hunter Legacy Universe volume four Jane's Christmas by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $157
Star Force Universe Origin Series volume one Star Force one by Aer-Kivr -$10 -167
Star Force volume one Inception by Aer-Ki Jry - $8 - total $174
Star Force volume two Integration by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $182
Star Force volume three Nemesis by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $190
Star Force volume four Trailblazer by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $198
Star Force volume five Ambrosia by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $205
Star Force volume five Gemini by Aer-Ki Jyr $8 - total $210
Star Force volume Six Ambrosia by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $218
Star Force volume seven Fabrication by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $226
Star Force volume eight Flashpoint by Aer-Ki Jyr - 8 - total $234
Star Force volume nine mettle by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $242
Star Force volume ten Disarmament by Aer-Ky Jyr - $8 - total $250
Star Force volume eleven deception b y Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $258
Sister of Darkness volume two Shroud of Eternity - $40 - $298
Star Force volume twelve Escalation by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - $306

January

Hunter Legacy Universe volume five Hail to the Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $8
Star Force volume twelve Escalation by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $16
Sister of Darkness volume two Shroud of Eternity - $40 - total $56
Star Force volume thirteen Secession by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $64
Star Force volume thirteen Vin-nor Set by Ae-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $71
Star Force volume fourteen Zen Zat by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $82
Star Force volume fifteen Colonization by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $93
Star Force volume sixteen Canderous by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $104
Star Force volume seventeen Intimidation by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $115
Hunter's Legacy Universe volume six Burnside's Killer (Extended Version) by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $123
Star Force volume eighteen Counter-strike by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $134
Star Force volume nineteen Benefactor by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $145
Star Force volume twenty Melee by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $156
Star Force volume twenty-one Allegiance by Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - $166
Star Force volume twenty-two Augmentation by Aer-Ki Jyr - $177
Hunter Legacy volume seven Hire a Hero by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $185
Star Force volume Twenty-three Back stab vy Aer-Ki Jyr - $11 - total $196
Children of D'Hara volume two Hateful Things by Terry Goodkind - $12 - total $208
Children of D'Hara volume three Wasteland by Terry Goodkind - $15 - total $223
The Space Mage chronicle volume one Yesterday's Space Mage by Timothy Ellis - $12 - total $237
Children of D'Hara Chronicles volume four Witches Oath by Terry Goodkind - $13 - total $250
Dan Kolter Archeological Thrillers volume Ten Sleeper's War by Kevin Tummilson - $25 - total $265
Succubus Lord volume twelve Succubus Lord 12 - by Eric Vall - $8 - total $273
Noah Wolf volume eighteen by David Archer - $8 - total $280
Succubus Lord volume thirteen Succubus Lord 13 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $288

February

Succubus Lord volume twelve Succubus Lord 12 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $8
Succubus Lord volume thirteen Succubus Lord 13 by Eric Vall - $8 - total $16
Noah Wolf volume eighteen by David Archer - $8 - total $24
First Colony volume nine Harbinger by Ken Lotzio - $18 - total $42
Hunter Legacy Prequels volume one One Last Battle by Timothy Ellis - $8 - total $50
The Nici Chronicles volume two The Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodlkind - $40 - total $90
Gemini Gates volume one Omega Crisis by Steven E. Wild - $22 - total $110
Blake Jordan volume three In Plain Site by Ken Fite - $8 - total $118
Adam Drake volume five Special Counsel by Scott Mathews - $15 - $133
Bear Logan Thrillers volume four Deep State by LT Ryan - $13 - total $146
Cody's War volume one Dragonfire by Steven Mertz - $11 - total $157
The Hunter volume one the Atlantis Covenant by Rob Jones - $8 - total $165
Josh Morgan volume one Half of Faith by Rod Johnson - $13 - total $178
The Relic Runner volume one Out of the Fire by Ernest Depsey - $8 - total $186
Star Force Origins volume twenty-Four by Aer-Ki Jyr - $8 - total $194
Chase Fulton volume eight Angel's Chase by Cap Daniels - $13 - total $207


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#15  sakura-panda 12-09-2019, 03:02 PM
January 2020


Currently Reading
1. Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough
2. The Sword by Bryan M. Litfin

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#16  ShortNet 12-10-2019, 09:38 AM
Keeping Track! Possibly reading more non-work non-fiction.

JANUARY
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Airies, Melissa - Elf Wish [3]
Cooper, R. - Tit for Tat [3]
Derr, Megan - Godfrey and the Detective [2]
Drake, Jocelynn - Shiver [3]; Lucas [2]
Draper, Kaye - Reluctant Necromancer series (1-5) [4]
Durreson, Amy - The Holly Groweth Green [3]; In Heaven and Earth [4]
Easton, Eli - Christmas Angel [3]
Foner, Eric - Independent Living [5]; Assisted Living [4];
Gala, Lyn - Clockwork Pirate [4]
Grace, Viola - Kissing Krampus [3]
Harper, Ada - A Conspiracy of Whispers [5]
Hayes, Drew - Undeading Bells [4]
Himes, SJ - The Solstice Prince [3]
Jane, Alex - Tinsel Fixes Everything [3]
Kingsley, Liam- Blackwater Pack series (1-6) [3]
Lindsay, EM - To Touch the Light [3]
Martin, Anna - Let it Sew [3]; Lone Wolf [4]
Oliver, Lisa - Rowan and the Wolf [2]
Phoenix, Nora - Firm Hand [3]; Gentle Hand [3];
West, Xan - Their Troublesome Crush [4]

Re-Read
Andrews, Ilona - Burn for Me, White Hot, Wildfire, Diamond Fire, Sapphire Flames, Clean Sweep, Sweep in Peace
Gala, Lyn - Aberrant Magic (books 1-4)
FEBRUARY

New
Bock, Kris - Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café [3]
Gray, C.W. - The Rebel's Mate [3]
Jane, Alex - The Arrangement [4], Home is Where You Are [4]; Returning Home [3]; Longing for Shelter [3]
Long, Julie Anne - Lady Derring Takes a Lover [4]
Notaro, Michele - Ellwood Chronicles (books 1-3) [3]
Oliver, Lisa - Stay True to Me [2]
Phoenix, Nora - Ballsy Boys (books 1-5) [4]; Kinky Boys (book 1) [4]; Snow Way Out [4]
Singh, Ruchi - The Bodyguard [4]; Guardian Angel [3];
Soto, Ada Maria - And Everything Nice [3]
Z., Cari - Friendly Fire [4]

Re-Read
Gala, Lyn - Aberrant Magic (books 5-6)
Soto, Ada Maria - His Quiet Agent, Merlin in the Library
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#17  Polarpenguin 12-10-2019, 07:23 PM
To read & Enjoy!

1. The Dance of The Voodoo Handbag: Robert Rankin









Short Stories
Re-Read
Play
Poetry
Non Fiction
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#18  library addict 12-11-2019, 03:12 AM
I have a mix of reading goals for 2020, including:
  1. Finish reading all the books in my print TBR pile (for real this year as last year I forgot about a stash of unread books I'd already put on a shelf -- oops!)
  2. Read two “in-progress” series by new-to-me authors
  3. Pick 10 “Must Read” books for the year from my huge digital TBR mountain (not including any new releases)

January 2020
Read 19 books.

February 2020

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December 2020
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#19  Wearever 12-11-2019, 12:12 PM
My goal will be to read 52 books
Rating : 1 worst \ 5 best

JANUARY :

Science fiction :
1) Space A Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke 5\5
2) Winter World ( Book 1 Long Winter Trilogy ) by AG Riddle 5\5
3) Solar War ( Book 2 Long Winter Trilogy ) by AG Riddle 4\5

Fiction :
4) Ellie Dwyers Great Escape by Jane Winger 4\5

FEBRUARY:

Fiction :
5) An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King 3\5
6) Memoires and Secretes by Jane Winger 3\5
7) In an Instant by Anne Redfearn 4\5

Science fiction :
8) China Pandemic by A.R. Shaw 4\5 Post Apocalyptic

MARCH:
APRIL:
MAY:
JUNE:
JULY:
AUGUST:
SEPTEMBER:
OCTOBER:
NOVEMBER:

DECEMBER:
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#20  tourneur 12-15-2019, 06:43 PM
Books I've read in 2020 along with my ratings on Goodreads.

January
1. Lost Children Archive - Valeria Luiselli **
2. Verzameld proza & nagelaten werk - Nescio ****
3. Corregidora - Gayl Jones *****
4. Vallen is als vliegen - Manon Uphoff ***
5. Beauty Is a Wound - Eka Kurniawan **


* Didn't like it
** OK
*** Good
**** Really good
***** Favorite
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