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New year, new list, new goals!

 

So we're all writers, and writers are also readers - and readers should read as many books as possible. In this thread, it's simple: the challenge is to read fifty (50) books in a year.

 

Post below with your list of books - what you have read, what you are reading currently, what you will be reading (if you like) - and we'll see who can make it all the way to that beautiful, distant target of fifty.

 

Feel free to double-post to update your list, but please wait a few days or so before posting again, rather than simply posting after each book you've finished ;)

 

So when you're ready, post away! :)

 

(Paraphrased from 2016's thread)

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1. The Cripple of Inishmaan - Martin McDonagh

2. Raven Black - Ann Cleeves

3. The Winter's Tale - W.Shakespeare

4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K.Rowling

5. The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

6. The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith

7. King Lear - W.Shakespeare

8. The Spirit Level - Seamus Heaney

9. Station Island - Seamus Heaney

10. Shakespeare's Flowers - Jessica Kerr

11. The Druids - Sutart Piggott

12. Dubliners - James Joyce

13. W.B.Yeats, Poems selectedd by Seamus Heaney

14. The Mayor of MacDougal Street - Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald

15. George's Sedreta Key to the Universe - Lucy&Stephen Hawking

16. The Long Earth - Terry Pratchett

17. The Crow Trap - Ann Cleeves

18. Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith

19. The Long Walk - Stephen King

20. Cell - Stephen King

21. Shakespeare For Grown-Ups, Everything You need to Know about the Bard - E.Foley and B.Coates

22. Casual Vacancy - J.K.Rowling

23. Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata

24. Clouds above the Hill book 1 -8 - Ryotarou Shiba

32. Kunitori Monogatari book 1 - 4 - Ryotarou Shiba

36. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion - Yukio Mishima

37. The Sound of Waves - Yukio Mishima

38. Masako - Michiko Nagai

39. A Spark -Matayoshi Naoki

 

So many books half-read and unread.

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Read

1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

 

Currently reading

1. Calender Girl: Volume One by Audrey Carian (This is actually the worst book I've read, please don't read it)

2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

3. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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Read:

[*]The Queen of the South - Arturo Perez-Reverte

[*]To a God Unknown - John Steinbeck

[*]Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris

Currently Reading:

  • American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know the World and Himself - Daniel J. Boorstin

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I've also had a really slow start to the year, unfortunately!

 

Read

1. Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson

 

Currently Reading

2. The Gap of Time - Jeanette Winterson

 

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1. Finding Sky - Joss Stirling

2. Stealing Phoenix - Joss Stirling

3. Seeking Crystal - Joss Stirling

 

As you can see, I was reading a series 😜

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I had a goal of 20 books last year, and only made it to 18. >.<

 

Same goal of 20 books this year! :)

 

Read

 

1. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets - with illustrations by Jim Kay - J. K. Rowling

2. Kissing the Witch - Emma Donoghue

3. The Terracotta Bride - Zen Cho

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1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews

2. Origins[/i[ - Ilona Andrews

51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston

52. Frostblood - Elly Blake

53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard

54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill

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1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews

2. Origins - Ilona Andrews

51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston

52. Frostblood - Elly Blake

53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard

54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill

67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee

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1. Finding Sky - Joss Stirling

2. Stealing Phoenix - Joss Stirling

3. Seeking Crystal - Joss Stirling

4. And I Darken - Kiersten White

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1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

2. Calender Girl: Volume One by Audrey Carian (This is actually the worst book I've read, please don't read it)

3. Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling**

4. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness**

5. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han**

6. PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Currently reading

1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

 

** = re-reads

 

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January was a slow month with exams. *sighs*

 

Read:

1. The Queen of the South - Arturo Perez-Reverte

2. To a God Unknown - John Steinbeck

3. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris

4. American Gods - Neil Gaiman

 

Currently Reading

-The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself - Daniel J. Boorstin

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Read

 

1. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets - with illustrations by Jim Kay - J. K. Rowling

2. Kissing the Witch - Emma Donoghue

3. The Terracotta Bride - Zen Cho

4. Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them - The Original Screenplay - J. K. Rowling

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Read

 

 

1. The Graces by Laure Eve

2. Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave (2nd time)

3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2nd time)

 

Slow start this year

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1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews

2. Origins - Ilona Andrews

51.The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston

52. Frostblood - Elly Blake

53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard

54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill

67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee

71. Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill

72. Act Like It - Lucy Parker

73. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen

74. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

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Past month has been slow in terms of reading unfortunately lol i am never gonna complete this

 

1. Finding Sky - Joss Stirling

2. Stealing Phoenix - Joss Stirling

3. Seeking Crystal - Joss Stirling

4. And I Darken - Kiersten White

5. Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs

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Read

1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

2. Calender Girl: Volume One by Audrey Carian (This is actually the worst book I've read, please don't read it)

3. Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling**

4. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness**

5. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han**

6. PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han

7. The Little Mermaid by H. C. Andersen

8. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

9. The Deal by Elle Kennedy

10. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany

 

Currently reading

1. Illuminae by Amy Kauffman & Jay Kristoff

2. You by Karoline Kepnes

 

** = re-reads

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Read:

 

1. L.A. Confidential - James Ellroy

2. Light in August - William Faulkner

3. My Sunshine Away - M.O. Walsh

4. Patron Saint of Liars - Ann Patchett

5. Truly, Madly, Guilty - Liane Moriarty

6. Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

 

Currently Reading

Despair - Vladimir Nabokov

American Gods - Neil Gaiman

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Read:

- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

 

Currently Reading:

- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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Read:

- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

 

Currently Reading:

- Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

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I'm having a bit of a slow start. I didn't know this thread existed until now. My start is slower than most of yours.

 

Read:

1. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (took me most of this time to read)

 

Reading Currently:

1. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin (Not even halfway done)

 

Planning to Read:

1. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

2. A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

3. A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

4. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

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