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My book choices in 2013

Here is what my year looked liked when it came to reading. If you take a closer look, you will notice Harry Potter appearing several times (it was a stressful year) and you will also notice that of my 100 books in a year goal, I basically came 2/3 to the finish line (luckily that’s not how I run). ūüėČ

I keep thinking that the fact that I read every day if I can (and I usually can, as I schedule my time in such manner), I would be able to get two books read in a week (on average) but no. Well, a part was really my fault because I got hooked on Vampire Diaries and while watching all 4 seasons in the time allotted to reading, no books were added to my list.

Generally though, I’m very happy with what I’ve read in 2013 and I highlighted my favorites.

Who knows, maybe next year is the year I hit 100. ūüėČ

 

1. Justin Cronin: The Passage

2. J. Rollins & R. Cantrell: The Blood Gospel

3. Chris Ashbrook: A Darker Gold

4. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl: Beautiful Creatures

5. Shannon Delaney: Weather Witch

6. Melissa Marr: Carnival of Souls

7. Julie Kagawa: The Eternity Cure

8. Steven Brust: Dragon

9. Steven Brust: Issola

10. Steven Brust: Dzur

11. Robert Masello: The Romanov Cross

12. Mia Thompson: Stalking Sapphire

13. James M. Tabor: Frozen Solid

14. Eloisa James: Desperate Duchesses

15. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter¬†and the Philosopher’s Stone

16. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

17. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

18. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

19. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

20. Kim Harisson: Once dead, twice shy

21. Stephanie Laurens: And then she fell

22. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

23. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

24. Dan Brown: Inferno

25. Claudia Dain: Daring a Duke

26. Sam Cabot: Blood of the Lamb

27. P. Briggs: River Marked

28. P. Briggs: Frost Burned

29. Kate Elliott: Cold Magic

30. Kate Elliott: Cold Steel

31. Kate Elliott: Cold Fire

32. James Rollins: The Eye of God

33. Kresley Cole: MacRieve

34. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter¬†and the Philosopher’s Stone

35. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

36. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

37. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

38. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

39. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

40. Cinda Williams Chima: The Enchanter Heir

41. Alex Connor: The Rembrandt Secret

42. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

43. John Oehler: Aphrodesia

44. Cristin Terrill: All Our Yesterdays

45. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

46. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

47. JK. Rawling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

48. Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The Naturals

49. Kresley Cole: Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles)

50. Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue: After The Ending (The Ending Series)

51. Nigel McCrery: Silent Witness

52. Lindsey Farleigh: Echo Prophecy (Echo Trilogy, #1)

53. J. Carson Black: The Survivors Club

54. Lizzy Ford: Cursed (Voodoo Nights, #1)

55. Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue: Into the Fire (The Ending Series #2)

56. Molly Harper: How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

57. Julianna Scott: The Holders

58. Lizzy Ford: Hear no Evil (Hidden Evil, #1)

59. Susan Isaacs: Compliments of a Friend

60. Sabrina Jeffries: When the Rogue Returns

61. Lisa Jackson: Sinister

62. Deb Marlowe: An Unexpected Encounter

63. Sarah Morgan: Sleigh Bells in the Snow

64. Veronica Roth: Divergent (Divergent series #1)

65. N.K. Jemisin: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

66. Isabella Bradford: A Wicked Pursuit

67. Scott Lynch: The Republic of Thieves

68. Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The Naturals

100 books in a year

I wasn’t really sure I was going to participate in another 100 books in a year challenge in 2012 as I knew¬† my year wouldn’t be conducive to much reading. Turns out I did pretty well (still didn’t achieve the 100 though).

And as the challenge I usually participate in doesn’t include non-fiction books, I didn’t register for it but kept¬†a list for myself.

You can see I listed some stories and novellas as well – anything to get the number as high as possible and re-reading HP helped as well as I read it fast (and it helps with stress too). So, with little cheating with the novellas, I actually got the list to a higher number this year (it was 81 in 2011).

Here is the list:

1. PC & Kristen Cast: Destined

2. Kresley Cole: Lothaire

3. Sabrina Jeffries: To Wed a Wild Lord

4. Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games

5. Suzanne Collins: Catching Fire

6. Suzanne Collins: Mockingjay

7. Lois M. Bujold: Cryoburn

8. Scott Lynch: The Lies of Locke Lamora

9. Amanda Hocking: The Hollowland

10. M.J. Rose: The Book of Lost Fragrances

11. Trish Milburn: The White Witch

12. Veronica Blade: Something Witchy This Way Comes

13. S.K.S. Perry: Darkside

14. Matthew Reilly: Scarecrow Returns

15. Stephanie Laurens: The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae

16. Stephanie Laurens: In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster

17. Sabrina Jeffries: A Lady Never Surrenders (The Hellions of Halstead Hall)

18. Linda Mooney: Captive Surrender

19. Julie Kagawa: The Immortal Rules

20. Marilee Brothers: The Moonstone series, Moonstone

21. Marilee Brothers: The Moonstone series, Moonrise

22. Marilee Brothers: The Moonstone series, Moon Spun

23. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

24.  J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

25.  J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

26. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

27. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

28. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

29. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

30. Rachel Hawkins: Hex Hall

31. Rachel Hawkins: Hex Hall, Demonglass

32. Rachel Hawkins: Hex Hall, Spell Bound

33. Gwenda Bond: Blackwood

34. Scott Lynch: Red Seas Under Red Skies

35. Denyse Beaulieu: The Perfume Lover

36. Marilee Brothers: The Moonstone series, Moon Shadow

37. Amanda Hocking: My Blood Approves

38. Amanda Hocking: My Blood Approves, Fate

39. Amanda Hocking: My Blood Approves, Flutter

40. Amanda Hocking: My Blood Approves, Wisdom

41. James Rollins: Bloodline

42. Sherylin Kenyon: Chronicles of Nick, Invincible

43. Trish Milburn: Bane

44. Kresley Cole: Demon from the Dark

45. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

46. Kresley Cole: Lothaire

48. Elizabeth Peters: Crocodile on the Sandbank

49. Elizabeth Peters: Curse of the Pharaohs

50. Elizabeth Peters: The Mummy Case

51.Elizabeth Peters: Lion in the Valley

52. Gail Carriger: Soulless

53. Gail Carriger: Changeless

54. Gail Carriger: Blameless

55. Patricia Briggs: Alpha and Omega

56. Patricia Briggs: Cry Wolf

57. Patricia Briggs: Hunting Groung

58. Patricia Briggs: Fair Game

59. Tess Gerritsen: John Doe (Rizzoli and Isles series), story

60.¬† J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

61.  J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

62. Alyssa Harad: Coming to my Senses

63. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

64. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

65. Stephanie Laurens: Lady Risks All

66. Shayne Leighton: Of Light and Darkness

67. Temple Matthews: The New Kid

68. Kresley Cole: The Poison Princess

69. Kim Harrison: Pale Demon

70. Kresley Cole: Shadow’s Claim

71. Kim Newman: Anno Dracula

72. Natania Barron: Pilgrim of the Sky

73. James Rollins: City of Screams (novella)

74. Kim Harrison: A Perfect Blood

75. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

76. Cassandra Clare: City of Bones

77. Cassandra Clare: The City of Ashes

78. Liesel Schwartz: The Conspiracy of Alchemists

79. Heather Graham: Keeper of the Night

80. James Rollins: Tracker (a short story)

81. Sacvan Bercovitch: The American Jeremiad

82. Perry Miller: Errand into the Wilderness

83. Cassandra Clare: City of Glass

84. Roja Dove: The Essence of Perfume

100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge 2011.

Well, the title says it all. ūüôā
I don’t think I’ll be able to reach it, but if I exceed 76 from last year, I’ll be satisfied. This one is again hosted by Book Chick City and here is the sign-up page if anyone is interested in participating.

Challenge Details

‚ÄĘTimeline: 01 Jan 2011 – 31 Dec 2011

‚ÄĘRules – Read 100 or more books in 2011

‚ÄĘAll books can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

‚ÄĘOnly print books and ebooks count (no audiobooks).

‚ÄĘYou can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.

‚ÄĘYou can also follow the progress others are making and chat about the VC books you read on twitter too – just use #100BooksInAYear

P.S. Turns out I read 77 books last year (I misnumbered 2 titles and ended up a book short). ūüôā
Books in 2011:

1. Rachel Vincent: Stray
2. Linda Howard: Blood Bound
3. Lee Child: The Killing Floor
4. Steven Brust: Jhereg
5. Steven Brust: Yendi
6. Sean Slater: The Survivor
7. Steven Brust:: Teckla
8. Sabrina Jeffries: How to Woo a Reluctant Lady
9. Kristin Cashore: Graceling
10. Kresley Cole: Dreams of a Dark Warrior
11. Steven Brust: Taltos
12. Steven Brust: Athyra
13. Steven Brust: Phoenix
14. Steven Brust: Orca
15. Mary Balogh: A Secret Affair
16. Kelley Armstrong: The Gathering
17. Rachel Hawkins: Hex Hall
18. Lois McMaster Bujold: Shards of Honour
19. Lois McMaster Bujold: Barrayar
20. Lois McMaster Bujold: The Warrior’s Apprentice
21. Lois McMaster Bujold: The Mountains of Mourning
22. Lois McMaster Bujold: The Vor Game
23. Lois McMaster Bujold: Cetaganda
24. Lois McMaster Bujold: Labyrinth
25. Lois McMaster Bujold: The Borders of Infinity
26. Lois McMaster Bujold: Brothers in Arms
27. Lois McMaster Bujold: Mirror Dance
28. Lois McMaster Bujold: Memory
29. Rachel Hawkins: Demonglass
30. J.D Robb: Treachery in Death
31. Shelly Laurenston: Hunting season (The Gathering)
32. Mary Balogh: A Secret Affair
33. Lois McMaster Bujold: Komarr
34. William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
35. Lois McMaster Bujold: A Civil Campaign
36. Lois McMaster Bujold: Winterfair Gifts
37. Lois McMaster Bujold: Diplomatic Immunity
38. Sabrina Jeffries: Forbidden Lord
39. James Rollins: The Devil colony
40. Charlaine Harris: Dead Reckoning
41. Sabrina Jeffries: The Dangerous Lord
42. Lee Child: Die Trying
43. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
44. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
45. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
46. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
47. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix
48. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Half-blood Prince
49. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
50. Stephanie Laurens: Four in Hand
51. Sabrina Jeffries: A Hellion in Her Bed
52. Stephanie Laurens: The Reasons for Marriage
53. James Rollins: The Skeleton Key (novella)
54. JD Robb: Indulgence in Death
55. Tess Gerritsen: The Silent Girl
56. Suzanne Enoch: Stolen Kisses
57.Stephanie Laurens: Rose in Bloom (a novella)
58. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
59. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
60. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
61. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
62. MJ Rose: In Session
63. J. Quinn: Just Like Heaven
64. Melissa Darnell: Crave
65. Nalini Singh: Lord of the Abyss
66. Kasey Michaels: A Midsummer Night’s Sin
67. Tom Knox: The Lost Goddess
68. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix
69. John W. Dean: Worse than Watergate : The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
70. Ines de la Fressange: Parisian Chic
71. Mark A. Noll, ed.: Religion and American Politics
72. J. Butler, G. Wacker; R. Balmer: Religion in American Life
73. Timothy J. Lynch : After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy
74. Scott McLellan: What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception
75.  J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
76. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
77.  J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit
78. STEPHEN MANSFIELD: The Faith Of George Bush
79. Deborah Harkness: A Discovery of Witches
80. John W. Dean: Broken Government
81. PC and Kristen Cast: Awakened (House of Night)

100+ Reading Challenge

Ok, this one is hosted by J. Kaye’s Book blog.


Here are the rules:

1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.

Here is the link where you can join: 100+ Challenge.

2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction ‚Äď as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts. What doesn’t count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.

3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them in advance, you can change the list if needed.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Books started before the 1st do not count.

I’ll be listing mine underneath and can already start:

1. Sherrilyn Kenyon: Born of Night

2. Charlaine Harris: A Touch of Dead

3. P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast: Marked

4. P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast: Betrayed

5. P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast: Chosen

6. P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast: Hunted

7. P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast: Tempted

8. Sherrilyn Kenyon: Born of Fire

9. Raymond E. Feist: Rage of a Demon King
10. Charlaine Harris: Grave Sight

11. Rachel Vincent: My Soul to Take

12. Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lightning Thief

13. James Rollins: The Doomsday Key

14. Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

15. Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse

16. Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

17. Laurell K. Hamilton: Guilty Pleasures

18. Kresley Cole: Pleasure of a Dark Prince

19. Laurell K. Hamilton: The Laughing Corpse

20. Laurell K. Hamilton: Circus of the Damned

21. Laurell K. Hamilton: The Lunatic Cafe

22. Laurell K. Hamilton: Bloody Bones

23. Laurell K. Hamilton: The Killing Dance

24. Laurell K. Hamilton: Burnt Offerings

25. Laurell K. Hamilton: Blue Moon

26. Laurell K. Hamilton: Obsidian Butterfly

27. Laurell K. Hamilton: Narcissus in Chains

28. Kelley Armstrong: The Reckoning

29. Patricia Briggs: Silver Borne

30. Matthew Reilly: The Seven Ancient Wonders

31. Kim Harrison: Black Magic Sanction

32. Charlaine Harris: Dead in the Family

33. Matthew Reilly: The Six Sacred Stones

34. Katie MacAlister: Playing with Fire

35. Lynda Hilburn: The Vampire Shrink

36. Stephanie Laurens: The Elusive Bride

37. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

38. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

39. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

40. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

41. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

42. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

43. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

44. Julia Quinn: Everything and the Moon

45. M. Reilly: The 5 Greatest Warriors

46. PC and Kristin Cast: Burned

47. Laurell K. Hamilton: Cerulean Sins

48. Laurell K. Hamilton: Incubus Dreams

49. Laurell K. Hamilton: Danse Macabre

50. Laurell K. Hamilton: The Harlequin

51. Laurell K. Hamilton: Blood Noir

52. Laurell K. Hamilton: Skin Trade

53. Curtis Sittenfeld: Prep

54. Laurell K. Hamilton: Flirt

55. Laurell K. Hamilton: Micah

56. Tess Gerritsen: Under the Knife

57. Tess Gerritsen: Ice Cold

58. Keri Arthur: Moon Sworn

59. Amanda Quick: The Perfect Poison

60. Ilona Andrews: Magic Bleeds

61. Danielle Steel: Matters of the Heart

62. JD Robb: Fantasy in Death

63. Sherrylin Kenyon: Infinity, Chronicles of Nick

64. Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

65. Laurell K. Hamilton: Bullet

66. Sabrina Jeffries: Only a Duke Will Do

67. Kresley Cole: Demon from the Dark

68. Danielle Trussoni: Angelology

69. Sabrina Jeffries: Beware a Scotts Revenge

70. JD Robb: Big Jack

71. James Rollins: Excavation

72. Gerard O’Donovan: The Priest

73. L.J. Smith: Vampire Diaries, The Awakening

74. L.J. Smith: Vampire Diaries, The Struggle

75. L.J. Smith: Vampire Diaries, The Fury

76. L.J. Smith: Vampire Diaries, Dark Reunion

77. Stephanie Laurens: The Brazen Bride

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