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What did you read in JANUARY?

How was your first month of 2010? What did you read? How was it all? How are you with your goals / challenges?
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  • I am off to a good start...I finished my 7th book of the month today.

    Looking for Alaska by John Green- Indifferent

    Kindred by Octavia Butler- Indifferent

    My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter-Indifferent

    You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs- Yes

    Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me by Howie Mandel- Yes Yes

    The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers and a Woman's Search for the Meaning of Wife by Janna Cawrse Esarey- Yes Yes

    Push by Sapphire-Indifferent

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  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson - David Levithan and John Green
    Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
    Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
    Sloppy Firsts - Megan McCafferty
    Second Helpings - Megan McCafferty
    Perfect Fifths - Megan McCafferty
    Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
    The Lonely Hearts Club - Elizabeth Eulberg
    The Dark Divine - Bree Despain
    Dear Big V - Ellen Leroe
    The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingslover
    Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
    The Boyfriend List - E. Lockhart
    Some Girls Are - Courtney Summers
    Suite Scarlett - Maureen Johnson

    And I'm hoping to finish North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley tonight.

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  • Sloppy Firsts-Megan McCafferty

    Second Helpings-Megan McCafferty


    Luxe-Anna Godbersen

    1984-George Orwell

    Under the Dome-Stephen King

    Twenties Girl-Sophie Kinsella

    Dear John-Nicholas Sparks

    I'm hoping to finish Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller tonight.



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  • It's been a good month so far!

     1. LA Candy - Lauren Conrad

    2. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater

    3. The Luxe - Anna Godbersen

    4. The Road - Cormac McCarthy

    5. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

    6. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

    7. Rumors - Anna Godbersen

    8. Envy - Anna Godbersen

    9. Splendor - Anna Godbersen

  • Audrey, Wait! - Robin Benway
    This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen
    Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
    City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau
    Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
    A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb
    Love and Peaches - Jodi Lynn Anderson
    Some Girls Are - Courtney Summers
    Voyage on the Great Titanic - Ellen Emerson White

    I'm about a quarter of the way through Looking for Alaska right now.

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    1) The Catcher in the Rye
    2) We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals
    3) The Lightning Thief
    4) The Help
    5) The Sea of Monsters
    6) Wolf Hall
    7) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    8) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    9) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    10) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    11) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    12) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    13) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    I would have liked to get to 15 books for the month, but overall I'm pleased with how much I read.  I'd recommend any of them--3-4 stars each, easily.

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  • Stitches by David Small (4/5)
    Lies I've Told by Dave Lileks (3/5)
    The Great Divorce by CS Lewis (5/5)
    Cottonwood Whispers by Jennifer Erin Valent (3.5/5)
    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (3/5)
    World War Z by Matt Brooks (3/5)
    Mortified by David Nadelberg (4/5)
    The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis (5/5)
    Country Music by Charles Wright (3/5)
    Acolytes by Nikki Giovanni (3/5)
    Smashed by Koren Zailckas (2.5/5)
    The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks (2/5)
    Beowulf (2/5)
    Grendel by John Gardner (4/5)
    Asparagus Dreams by Jessica Spears (0/5)
    In The Woods by Tana French (4/5)
    The Cost of Choice (5/5)
    Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers (3/5)

    I"m pretty excited about this month's reading.  I'm where I want to be for numbers and page count, I'm reading authors I haven't read before, and not just reading fiction/non-fiction - I'm adding in poetry, and hopefully drama next month.  I would love to finish The Historian tonight and be able to count it toward WBC and books I read this month, but I don't think it's going to happen.

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  • I've read 10 books in January, which by last year's number is pathetic. In 2009, I was able to read 12 books in Jauary.

    Luxe: Rumors by Anna Godberson

    The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bertoletti

    Stepping on the Cracks by Mary Downing Hahn

    Revealers by Amanda Marrone

    In The Woods by Tana French

    The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

    Air Head by Meg Cabot

    Being Nikki (Airhead #2) by Meg Cabot

    The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

    Hate List by Jennifer Brown



  • Read:

    Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

    An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett

    In The Woods by Tana French

    Lightning Thief and

    Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan



    American Wife

    A Year of Living Bibically by A.J. Jacobs

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  • I feel like such a slacker.  I only finished 2 books this month --


    Tourists Are for Trapping.

    But in my own defense, my fiance came to the US for his first ever visit and I spent 2 full weeks with him, so reading was the last thing on my mind.  And too, we got married, so I had other things to think about.

    After I put him on the flight back, I have been playing catch up at the office.  And I think I have everything under control for my target of 4 books in February.

    I don't mind being held to a higher standard; I mind being held to a lower one. (Sam Seaborn, The West Wing)
  • I'm off to a pretty *meh* start, mainly because I have been spending my evenings writing.  I have read:

    Got Fight?  Forrest Griffin (FUNNY!  A total mind candy read)

    The Bluest Eye  Toni Morrison (beautiful writing but just could not get into the story - I really struggled to get through this one)


    I got a few chapters into Stiff by Mary Roach.  Absolutely LOVING this one so far. 

  • 1. Bitter is the New Black-Jen Lancaster

    2. Into the Woods-Tana French

    3. The Book Thief-Markus Zusak

    4. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret?-Judy Blume

    5. Are We There Yet?-David Levithan

    6. The Lightning Thief-Rick Riordan

  • Crank Yes
    Vegan Virgin Valentine Hmm
    The Pilot's Wife Hmm
    Evermore Sleep
    Sloppy Firsts Big Smile
    Cracked Up To Be Indifferent
    Blue Moon No
    An Abundance of Katherines Big Smile
    The Lovely Bones Indifferent

    Second Helpings Big Smile

    Paper Towns Big Smile

  • I'm pretty happy with my Jan. It's definitely an eclectic mix!  I'm way too busy in Jan and Feb, so I end up with way more audiobooks than real books.


    Shatter by Michael Robotham Confused

    Sloppy Firsts and

    Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty Big Smile

    The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson Big Smile


    Listened to:

    Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon Big Smile

    The Hard Way by Lee Child Big Smile

    Salem's Lot by Stephen King Surprise (I wanted a scared face, but this is the best I could do)

    The Professional by Robert B Parker Smile happy face for the book Sad sad face because the author just died


    Now I'm in the middle of reading Charmed Thirds, and listening to Rasputin's Daughter by Robert Alexander



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  • Read: 
    Red Land, Black Land:  Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
    by Barbara Mertz
    The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
    In the Woods by Tana French
    Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
    The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
    The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris VanAllsburg
    Lament:  The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
    Shabanu:  Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples

    Listened to:
    The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters

  • 1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    2. The Book Thief

    3. A Midsummer Night's Dream

    4. Of Mice and Men

    5. Much Ado About Nothing

    6. And I'm about 3/4 of the way through The Help

    7. I read 1/2 of The Poisonwood Bible (will hopefully finish it sometime soon)

  • I didn't get a good start on my goals, but:

    The Book Thief

    Looking for Alaska

    An Abundance of Katherines

    I Am the Messenger

  • Graceling by Kristen Cashore

    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

    In the Woods by Tana French

    I've also read part of Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman and Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder 


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  • In January I read:

    The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    Lottery by Patricia Wood

    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

    I'm happy to be averaging about a book a week; I typically read really late at night with my booklight while DH sleeps. I am so glad I found this board and am off to a great start for the year. Last year I read probably 15 books total; this year I'm excited to have a goal, and this board has opened me up to so many other authors and books I'd never have read, or even known about!

  • I've been shooting for 2 books a week. So far so good. Most are trashy mysteries, but the Robert Alexander were decent historical fiction


    Knock Out (Catherine Coulter)
    Fire and Ice (Julie Garwood)
    Simple Genius (David Baldacci)
    Into The Woods (Tana French)
    Double Cross (James Patterson)
    Undercover Princess (Suzanne Brockmann)
    Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob (Bob Delaney)
    Rasputin's Saughter (Robert Alexander)
    Kitchen Boy (Robert Alexander)

    Runaways: Teenage Wasteland (Marvel graphic novel)


  • World Without End Ken Follett

    Freakonomics Steven D Levitt

    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle David Wroblewski

    Lisey?s Song Stephen King

    Honeymoon with My Brother Franz Wisner

    Lost in the Forest Sue Miller

    Belly Laughs Jenny McCarthy

    In The Woods Tana French

    That Old Cape Magic Richard Russo

    Pregnancy Sucks Joanne Kimes

    The Help Kathryn Stockett

    The Colorado Kid Stephen King

    Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Ayelet Waldman

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  • I am still on my re-read of Pride and Prejudice,

    and I listened to 5 audio books this month:

    The Soloist by Steve Lopez (4/5)

    Not Becoming My Mother by Ruth Reichl (3/5)

    How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gill (3/5)

    Born Round by Frank Bruni (4/5)

    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (3/5)


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  • I think I am off to a good start:

    Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon

    Rich Again - Anna Maxted

    In the Woods - Tana French

    Body Surfing - Anita Shreve


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  • Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles

    Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty

    Blue Moon (Immortals #2) by Alyson Noel

    Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers

    A Great And Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray

    Shadowland (Immortals #3) by Alyson Noel

    The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

    The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by Eric Shanower, Skottie Young & L. Frank Baum

    Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2) by Libba Bray

    That's 9 out of my 75 goal.


  • I did pretty well this month!  I think WBC has made me read a little more/faster bc I really want to get all of the tasks completed.

    Crime and Punishment

    I Am the Messenger


    The City and the City

    Vision in White

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Finger Lickin' Fifteen


    In the Woods


    Drums of Autumn

    Beautiful Creatures

    I wanted to finish up American Wife last night, but fell asleep, oops!  That will be 13/100 for me and I would guess I'm about a third of the way through WBC.

  • I read nine books in January, which puts me on pace for 100 this year quite easily!

    Books I read:

    The Widow's Season by Laura Brodie

    Mania by Craig Larsen (GR win)

    An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor

    Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr

    Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers 

    Spellbound by Nora Roberts

    Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline

    Kelly's Chance by Wanda E. Brunstetter (GR win)

    Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty 

    I have to say I liked all the books I read in January!  None of them dragged on or were painful to get through.  I also read five of the books on my new nook and LOVED doing so! 

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  • Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky

    Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

    In The Woods by Tana French

    The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

    Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella 

    I also read half of DOA... but just can't commit and finish it! I'm way behind on my goal for the year... 

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    Books Read in 2014: 10 
  • Kinfolks by Gurney Norman
    Night by Elie Wiesel
    Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
    If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahearn
    Breakfast at TIffany's by Truman Capote
    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
    On Writing by Stephen King

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  • I read 10 books for January so I did pretty good.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason
    The Luxe
    Killer Dreams
    Shopaholic and Sister
    Perfect Fifths
    Vampire Academy
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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