Updated November 3, 2017

I haven't read that many books the past two years.
My goal this year is simply to read at least 100 books.

I have a big list of books I want to read. If you'd like to see it, you can click here


(What am I doing reading so many books at once? Two, maybe three are print books. Several on my Kindle Fire. Several on my phone I read at the bus stop or at break at work. I dunno! I'm crazy! Oh, yeah, one is an audio book. I'm just reading whatever until I can get the next Hugh Howey book!)

Warsaw (Kindle digital book on my phone)
Pictures of You - Caroline Leavitt (I might have finished this book??)
Black Dog - Stephen Booth
The Secrets You Keep - Kate White
The Southern Belle's Handbook: Sissy Leblanc's Rules to Live By by Loraine Despres
The Pool of St. Branok - Philippa Carr

Books I did not finish:
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
It's a good book, it's just so long and I have to take it back to the library. If it was available to buy digitally for $5 or less I would buy it and finish reading it.

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours - Helen Oyeyemi
I had heard great things about this book, so checked it out without even reading the description.
43% of the book read and I'm totally lost.
I spend so much time paging back to try to figure out who is speaking.
It doesn't seem to have any cohesiveness.
When I read, I want to read mostly for fun. This book isn't fun.

All of the books I have read this (2017) year are listed below.

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Books most wanted to read this year:
Dark Side of the Rainbow - Danielle Paige
The end of OZ - Danielle Paige
The Revenge of Seven - Pittacus Lore
The Devil's Cold Dish - Eleanor Kuhn
One True Loves - Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Translation of Love - Lynne Kutsukake
The Girl in the Spider's Web - David Lagercrantz (releases 9-1-15)
After Alice - Gregory Maguire
3 Truths and a Lie - Lisa Gardner
Swarm - Scott Westerfeld
Fierce Kingdom - Gin Phillips

I read only 104 books in 2016. Click here to see them.
I read only 138 books in 2015. Click here to see them.
I read 218 books in 2014. Click here to see them.
I read 218 books in 2013. Click here to see them.
I read 265 books in 2012! Click here to see them.
I read over 260 books in 2011! Click here to see them.
I only read 146 books in 2010. Click here to see them.
I read 208 books in 2009. Click here to see them.
I read 100 books in 2008. Click here to see them.
I read 89 books in 2007. Click here to see them.
I read 145 books in 2006. Click here to see them.

Books finished:
Books in red are the best books I've read this year.

Print books I read Audio books I listened to
1. Crooked Heart - Lissa Evans
Finished 1-1-17 (282 pages)
2. Harriet Said - Beryl Bainbridge
Finished 1-4-17 (152 pages)
3. Too Hurt To Stay - Casey Watson
Finished 1-6-17 (294 pages)
4. Never Coming Back - Hans Koppel
Finished 1-7-17 (393 pages)
5. You Will Know Me - Megan Abbot
Finished 1-8-17 (345 pages)
6. Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes - Karin Slaughter
Digital Book Finished 1-10-17 (232 pages)
7. Mischling - Affinity Konar
Finished 1-14-17 (344 pages)
8. Dorothy Must Die Stories Volume 2 - Danielle Paige
Finished 1-17-17 (307 pages)
9. The Girl Who Fell From The Sky - Heidi W. Durrow
Finished 1-19-17 (264 pages)
10. Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet? - Charlene Ann Baumbich
Finished 1-22-17 (233 pages)
11. I Heart My Little A-Holes - Karen Alpert
Finished 1-23-17 (287 pages)
12. Stealing Snow - Danielle Paige
Finished 1-28-17 (622 digital pages)
13. The Kept Woman - Karin Slaughter
Finished 2-3-17 (461 pages)
14. The Roots of the Olive Tree - Courtney Miller Santo
Finished 2-4-17 (306 pages)
15. Dearest Dorothy, Slow Down You're Wearing Us Out - Charlene Ann Baumbich
Finished 2-10-17 (266 pages)
16. Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
Finished 2-12-17 (415 pages)
17. Special Rehearsal Edition Script
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Parts One and Two
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling
John Tiffany & Jack Torne
Finished 2-13-17 (308 pages)
Now if I had known this wasn't the book I wouldn't have read this
18. Not If I See You First - Eric Lindstrom
Finished 2-17-17 (310 pages)
19. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
Finished 2-18-17 (digital book)
20. Brutal - Michael Harmon
21. The Evolution of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
22. Once Upon a Time, There Was You - Elizabeth Berg
Finished 2-25-17
23. The Things We Wish Were True - Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
Finished 2-26-17
24. The Book of Aron - Jim Shepard
Finished 2-26-17
25. Wolf's Mouth - John Smolens
Finished 3-3-17
26. Double Fudge Brownie Murder - Joanne Fluke
Finished 3-5-17
27. The Retribution of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
Finished 3-9-17
28. Missing, Presumed - Susie Steiner
29. The Woman in the Photo - Mary Hogan
Finished 3-18-17
30. Wedding Cake Murder - Joanne Fluke
Finished 3-18-17 (I can't believe she finally got married)
31. Two Days Gone - Randall Silvis -
32. Most Wanted - Lisa Scottoline
33. Dearest Dorothy, Help! I've Lost Myself - Charlene Baumbich
34. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Finished 4-8-17
35. Mother's Day - Dennis McDougal
36. Miss Julia Lays Down The Law - Ann B. Ross
37. The Unquiet - J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, Ruth Ryan Langan & Mary Kay McComas
38. The Jersey Shore Thrill Killer - John O'Rourke
Finished 4-29-17
39. And After the Fire - Lauren Belfer
447 pages finished 5-4-17
40. The Good-Bye Door - Diana Franklin
41. The Strays - Emily Bitto
Finished 5-12-17
42. Obsession in Death - J.D. Robb
43. Forever and Five Days - Lowell Cauffiel (512 printed pages)
Finished 5-28-17
44. Devoted in Death - J.D. Robb -
45. Forty Autumns - Nina Willner -
46. Miracle at St. Brunos - Philippa Carr
Can this really be the only book I finished in June?
I come home so tired from work I don't read much anymore.
47. The Lion Triumphant - Philippa Carr
48. The Witch From The Sea - Philippa Carr
49. Brotherhood in Death - J.D. Robb
50. Dear Amy - Helen Callaghan
51. Little Prisoners - Casey Watson
52. Saraband for Two Sisters - Philippa Carr
Finished 7-21-17
53. The Girl Before - J.P. Delaney 54. Secondhand Spirits (my first audio book this year) - Juliet Blackwell
55. Gray Mountain - John Grisham
56. This is Where it Ends - Marieke Nijkamp
57. The Whistler - John Grisham
58. Lament for a Lost Lover - Philippa Carr
59. The Love Child - Philippa Carr
60. The Song of the Siren - Philippa Carr
61. The Drop of the Dice - Philippa Carr
62. Apprentice in Death - J.D. Robb
63. Cut to the Bone - Alex Caan
64. The Lifeboat - Charlotte Rogan
65. The Passenger - Lisa Lutz
66. 1000 White Women - Jim Fergus
67. Echoes in Death - J.D. Robb
68. The Orphan's Tale - Pam Jenoff
Finished 9-2-17
69. The Adulteress - Philippa Carr
70. Camino Island - John Grisham
71. Just What Kind of Mother Are You? - Paula Daly
72. Zipporah's Daughter - Philippa Carr
73. Wool - Hugh Howey
I've no doubt this will be made into a movie!
74. Voices in a Haunted Room - Philippa Carr
75. Christmas Caramel Murder - Joanne Fluke
I can't wait to bake Angel Jellies
76. Good Me, Bad Me - Ali Land
77. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins -
78. The Letter - Kathryn Hughes
79. Banana Cream Pie Murder - Joanne Fluke
80. Shift - Hugh Howey
81. The Return of the Gypsy - Philippa Carr
Finished 9-30-17
82. The Chemist - Stephenie Meyer
83. Dust - Hugh Howey
84. The Glassblower - Petra Durst-Benning
85. The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett - Chelsea Sedoti
86. As the Poppies Bloomed by Maral Boyadjia
87. The Sisters of St. Croix by Diney Costeloe
88. Secrets in Death - J.D. Robb
89. The Lilac Girls - Martha Hall Kelly
90. The Stepchild - Joanne Fluke
Finished 11-2-17
91. The Guest Room - Chris Bohjalian
Finished 11-3-17
92. Midsummer's Eve - Philippa Carr
Actually finished in October some time
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Books I didn't finish because I didn't like them:

Books I haven't finished yet because I had to take them back to the library:
Finish reading A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams (think I got to page 172)

Books I can check out and read on my phone FREE!
Jinx - Sage Blackwood
The Distant Land of my Father - Bo Caldwell
The Baker's Daughter - Sarah McCoy
Sister - Rosamund Lupton
The Unfinished Garden - Barbara Claypole White
50 Children - Steven Pressman
Bent road - Lori Roy (digital download free from library)
The Keeper of Lost Causes - Jussi Adler-Olsen
Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen
The Secret Hour - Scott Westerfeld
The Third Angel - Alice Hoffman
Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer

Wanted to read: (good grief my want to list is getting HUGE!)
Since my wanted to read list got so large (497 books as of 1-18-16) I did a lot of work on it and alphabetized it by author's last name.

If you'd like to see it, you can click here

Other Books I Want to look at:

Craft books:
The encyclopedia of beading techniques - Withers, Sara.
Art of Seed Beading - Gourley, Elizabeth
The Bead Book - Victoria Dutton
The beaded bracelet : beadweaving techniques and patterns for 20 eye-catching projects / by Carole Rodgers.
The Beaded Edge - Nishida, Midori.
Seed Bead Chic - Amy Katz
Gramma Nancy's Animal Hats (and Booties, Too!): Knitted Gifts for Babies and Children - by Nancy Nielsen
Positively crochet : 50 fashionable projects and inspirational tips - Hall, Mary Jane.
Easy afghans : 50 knit and crochet projects - Malcolm, Trisha, 1960-
Hooked on Crochet - Candi Jensen
Quick as a Wink Baby Blankets
Mile A Minute Afghans - Anne Van Wagner Childs
Wonderful, Wearable Wraps - Jeannine LaRoche
Big Book of Holiday Crochet - (MelCat has it)
Special Occasion Fashions for 18" Doll - Lisa Gentry

Children's Books
Mo Willems books:
Who Sleeps, Cat the Cat?
Who Says That, Cat the Cat?
Leonardo the Terrible Monster
Who Flies Cat the Cat?

Books I want to buy:
Crocheting Clothes Kids Love - Shelby Allaho
Positively Crochet - Mary Jane Hall

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