2019 Book Challenge

30 Audiobooks + 6 Comic Books/Graphic Novels + 1 Ebook + 7 Hardcovers/Paperbacks + 10 Advanced Reader Copies = 54 Books Total

30 Audiobooks:

1) Lullaby by Jonathan Maberry,  narrated by Scott Brick; 37 mins; January 2, 2019; 3 out of 5 Cradles.
2) The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs,  narrated by B.J. Harrison; 27 min; January 3, 2019; 3 out of 5 Wishes.
3) The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, narrated by Kathleen Gati; 11 hrs and 48 mins; January 16-30, 2019; 4 out of 5 Witchy Women.
4) The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, narrated by Kathleen Gati; 13h 2m; January 31- February 12, 2019 ; 3.5 out of 5 Chyerti.
5) The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden, narrated by Kathleen Gati; 14h; February 12-26, 2019; 4.5 out of 5 Mushrooms.
6) Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray, narrated by January LaVoy; 12h 14m; April 1-24, 2019; 4 out of 5 Senators.
7) The Wild Heart of Stevie Nicks by Rob Sheffield, narrated by Rob Sheffield, 2h 43m, May 14-22, 2019, 5 out of 5 Shawls.
8) Iron Gold by Pierce Brown, narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, Aedin Moloney; 23 hrs and 23 mins; July 14-26, 2019; 4.5 out of 5 Vaults.
9) Thrawn Treason by Timothy Zahn, narrated by Marc Thompson; 13 hours and 13 minutes; July 27-30, 2019; 3 out of 5 Navigators.
10) Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World by Scott McCormick, narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, Gabriel Vaughan, Josh HurleyLength: 2 hrs and 55 mins; August 12, 2019; 5 out of 5 T-Rex Sneaker Duels in Scotland!
11) The Man Who Knew the Way to the Moon by Todd Zwillich, narrated by: Todd Zwillich, Angelo Di Loreto; 3 hrs and 32 mins,  Aug13-14, 2019; 5 out of 5 Apollos.
12) Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves  by The Arabian Nights, narrated by: B. J. Harrison; Length: 1 hr and 38 mins; August 15-16, 2019; 3 out of 5  Oil Jugs.
13) The Diary of a Hounslow Girl by Ambreen Razia, narrated by: Ambreen Razia; Length: 1 hr and 36 mins; August 20, 2019; 3 out of 5 Tattoos.
14) A Mind of Her Own by Paula McLain, narrated by Hillary Huber; Length: 1 hr and 15 mins; August 21, 2019; 3 out of 5 Scientists.
15) TBSC: Kristy’s Great Idea, by Ann M. Martin, narrated by Elle Fanning;  2 hrs and 44 mins; September 17, 2019; 4 out of 5 Babies.
16) The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne, narrated  James Lecesne; 1 hr 2 mins; September 23, 2019; 5 out of 5 Rainbow Sneakers.
17) Folsom Untold: The Strange True Story of Johnny Cash’s Greatest Album by Danny Robins; 2h 21m; September 24-25, 2019; 5 out of 5 Song Writers.
18)  TBSC: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, by Ann M. Martin, narrated by Elle Fanning;  2 hrs and 50 mins; October 12, 2019; 4 out of 5 Creepy House Noises.
19) Carrie by Stephen King, narrated by Sissy Spacek; 7 hrs and 24 mins; October 13-17, 2019; 4 out of 5 Proms.
20) Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar,  narrated by  Harsh Nayyar, Annapurna Srira, Bernard White, Nick Choksi , Rita Wolf; 1 hr and 38 mins ; October 21, 2019; 5 out of 5 Phone Calls.
21) The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, narrated by B.J. Harrison; 1hr 23 m; October 22, 2019; 3 out of 5 Heads.
22) The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrated by Richard Armitage; 3 hr and 7m; October 23, 2019;  3.5 out of 5 Elixirs.
23) The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough, narrated by Steve White; 2 hrs and 45 mins; October 24, 2019; 4 out of 5 Handcuffs.
24) Dracula by Bram Stoker,  narrated by B.J. Harrison; 17 hours; October 25-31 , 2019; 3.5 out of 5 Fangs.
25) You Can Thank Me Later: A Novella by Kelly Harms, narrated by Lauren Fortgang; 3 hours 5 minutes; December 4, 2019; 5 out of 5 Turkeys.
26) The Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen, narrated by Anne Helen Petersen. 1 hour 48 minutes; December 5, 2019; 4 out of 5 Matches.
27) Murder, We Spoke by The Audible Editors, narrated by Kat Johnson. 46 minutes; December 6, 2019; 4 out of 5 Crimes.
28) Press Pause: A Young Person’s Guide To Managing Life’s Challenges by Catherine Singer, narrated by Catherine Singer. 2 hrs and 3 mins; December 8, 2019; 4 out of 5 Breaths.
29) Holiday Greetings from Sugar and Booze by Ana Gasteyer and Mona Mansour, narrated by Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, and more. 2 hrs and 28 minutes; December 19-23, 2019; 4 out of 5 Christmas Villages.
30) The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, narrated by Richard Armitage. 3 hrs and 53 mins; December 30-31, 2019; 3 out of 5 Guests.

6 Comic Books/Graphic Novels:
1) Star Wars: Thrawn by Jody Houser, Luke Ross (Illustrator), Paul Renaud (Illustrator); January 1, 2019; 4 out of 5 Red Eyes.
2) Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer),  Fiona Staples (Artist); January 15, 2019; 4 out of 5 Betrayals.
3) Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer),  Fiona Staples (Artist); February 10, 2019; 5 out of 5 Escapes.
4) Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer),  Fiona Staples (Artist); March 5-6, 2019; 4 out of 5 Tissues.
5) Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist); April 6, 2019, 4 out of 5 Brothers.
6)  Saga, Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer),  Fiona Staples (Artist);  April 6, 2019, 4 out of 5 Cliffhangers.

1 Ebook:
1) Dark Age by Pierce Brown; 879 pages; July 30-August 9,2019; 4.5 out of 5 Storm Gods.

7 Hardcovers/Paperbacks:
1) Year Zero by Rob Reid; 357 pages; February 28- March 17, 2019; 2 out of 5 Downloaded Songs.
2) Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova; 324 pages, March 18-31, 2019; 4 out of 5 Death Masks.
3)  Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice; 340 pages; April 27-May 20, 2019;  2 out of 5 Bites.
4) Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova; 336 pages; September 26-October 10, 2019; 4 out of 5 Hearts.
5) Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett; 506 pages; November 18-28, 2019 ; 4 out of 5 Keys.
6) Dead Voices by Katherine Arden; 236 pages; December 10-15, 2019; 5 out of 5 Bones.
7) The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018 by Coleen Scott; 320 pages; December 29-31, 2019; 4 out of 5 Pasties.

10 Advanced Reader Copies: 
1) Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins; 446 pages; Dec. 31, 2018- Jan. 14, 2019; 3.5 out of 5 Dragons.
2) A Short History of the Girl Next Doorby Jared Reck;  265 pages; May 21-25, 2019; 5 out of 5 Nerds.
3)  The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel by Jeanne Mackin; pages 340 pages; May 26- June 7,2019; 4 out of 5 Couture Gowns.
4) Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett; 290 pages; June 9-14, 2019; 3 out of 5 Musicals.
5) More News Tomorrow by Susan Richards Shreve; 259 pages; June 17-21, 2019; 3 out of 5 Canoes.
6) House of Salt And Sorrows by Erin A. Craig; 402 pages; June 25- July 12, 2019 ; 4 out of 5 Fairy Shoes.
7) The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys; 840 pages; August 19-27, 2019; 5 out of 5 Rolls of Film.
8) Jackpot by Nic Stone; 339 pages; September 13-22 , 2019; 4.5 out of 5 Lottery Tickets.
9) The Starless Sea by  ErinMorgenstern, 494 pages, November 3 – 16, 2019; 4 out of 5 Bees.
10) Infinity Son  by Adam Silvera; 353 pages; November 29-December 3, 2019; 3 out of 5 Phoenixes.

 

Mount TBR Challenge for 2020

I saw this Mount TRB Challenge linked on Twitter and I am going to participate.  I have a huge TBR pile of doom and I added to it after attending Book Con and NYCC in 2019. That doesn’t even include the ebooks and audiobooks I have stacking up.

Knowing how much I read in a year, and leaving some room for new books/series continuations, I am choosing Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s.

Challenge Levels:

Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancounver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

Wish me luck!

1) The Weight of a Piano by Chris Cander
2) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
3) The Glass Hotel  by Emily St. John Mandel

2016 Book Challenge

1)Outlander – The Exile of Sharad Hett, by Timothy Truman, Rick Leonardi (Artist), Tom Raney (Artist), Al Rio(Artist) (January 3) 3 out of 5
2)Anna and the Swallow Man, by Gavriel Savit (230 pages) (January 24) 4 out of 5 Clarinets
3) Golden Son, by Pierce Brown (440 nook pages) (February 9) 4.5 out of 5 Gorydamn Howlers
4) Morning Star, by Pierce Brown (540 nook pages) (February 17) 4.5 out of 5 Broken Chains
5) Dodgers by Bill Beverly (304 pages) (March 27) 1 out of 5 snores.
6) A Fine Imitation, by Amber Brock (298 pages) (April 26) 4 out of 5 murals
7) Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys (391 pages) (May 16 ) 5 out of 5 pink hats
8) Star Wars: Emissaries to Malastare (Star Wars Legends Graphic Novels #37) by Timothy Truman, Tom Lyle, Robert Jones (May 29) 3 out of 5
9) The After Party, by Anton DiSclafani (384 pages) (June 3) 3 out of 5 cocktails
10) Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet, by H.P. Wood (368 pages) (June 30) 4 out of 5 Boxing Kangaroos
11)Star Wars: Twilight (Star Wars Legends Graphic Novels #38) by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Rick Magyar (July 12) 5 out of 5
12) The Land of Enchantment, by Leigh Stein (226 pages) (July 17) 3.5 out of 5 El Chupacabra.
13) The Secret Ways of Perfume by Cristina Caboni (418 pages) (July 26) 4 out of 5 Perfect Perfumes
14) Rappacini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (27 pages) (August 7) 5 out of 5 poisonous gardens
15) The One Man, by Andrew Gross (412 pages) (September 30) 5 out of 5 Rooks
16) The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe (5 pages) (October 12) 5 out of 5 bricks
17) The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe (5 pages) (October 12) 5 out of 5 heartbeats
18) Alight, by Scott Sigler (424 pages) (November 6) 4 out of 5 spears
19)The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeymi (335 pages) (December 10, 2016) 2 out of 5 ghosts

Audio Books I listened to in 2016
1. Red Rising, by Pierce Brown, Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
2. Golden Son, by Pierce Brown, Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
3. Morning Star, by Pierce Brown, Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
4. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, Narrated byJennifer Ikeda
5. Shadow of Night, by Deborah Harkness, Narrated byJennifer Ikeda
6. The Book of Life, by Deborah Harkness, Narrated byJennifer Ikeda
7. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austin, Narrated by Rosamund Pike
8. Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story, by Jewel, Narrated by Jewel.
9. Ahsoka, by E.K. Johnston, Narrated by Ashley Eckstein 4.5 out of 5 Rebel spies
10. Catalyst: A Rogue One Story, by James Luceno, Narrated by Jonathan Davis 3.5 out of 5 Kyber crystals

2014 Book Challenge

I surpassed my goal of 25!!

1. The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare (453 pages) (January 8)
2. The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare (541 pages) (January 17)
3. The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare (476 pages) (January 21)
4. The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince, by Cassandra Clare (502 pages) (January 26)
5. The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (570 pages) (February 7)
6. The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels, by Cassandra Clare (424 pages) (February 13)
7. The Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls, by Cassandra Clare (534 pages) (February 23)
8. Savage Girl, by Jean Zimmerman (404 pages) (March 11)
9. Red Rising, by Pierce Brown (382 pages) (March 23)
10. Divergent, by Veronica Roth (300 pages) (March 28)
11. Insurgent, by Veronica Roth (315 pages) (April 4)
12. Star Wars Darth Plagueis, by James Luceno (462 pages) (May 1)
13. Allegiant, by Veronica Roth (314 pages) (May 13)
14. The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh (56 pages) (May 18)
15. Proxy, by Alex London (379 pages) (May 23)
16. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (211 pages) (May 29)
17. No Place Like Oz (Dorothy Must Die 0.5), by Danielle Paige (135 pages) (June 3)
18. Dorothy Must Die, by Danielle Paige (319 pages) (June 12)
19. The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire, by Cassandra Clare (725 pages) (July 6)
20. Guardian, by Alex London (340 pages) (July 17)
21. The Book of Life, by Deborah Harkness (561 pages) (August 3)
22. Tunnel Vision, by Keith Lowe (372 pages) (August 14)
23. Enchantress: A Novel of Rav Hisda’s Daughter, by Maggie Anton (368 pages) (September 18)
24. The Heaven’s Rise, by Christopher Rice (317 pages) (October 8)
25. Seeker, by Arwen Elys Dayton (429 pages) (November 5)
26. Horns, by Joe Hill (393 pages) (November 27)
27. Shades of London: Madness Underneath, by Maureen Johnson (290 pages) December 24

 

2014 Book Challenge – so far

1. The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare (453 pages) (January 8) 4 out of 5 Runes
2. The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare (541 pages) (January 17) 4 out of 5 runes
3. The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare (476 pages) (January 21) 4 out of 5 automations
4. The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince, by Cassandra Clare (502 pages) (January 26) 5 out 5 swords
5. The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (570 pages) (February 7) 5 out 5 Angels
6. The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels, by Cassandra Clare (424 pages) (February 13) 2 out 5 morning stars
7. The Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls, by Cassandra Clare (534 pages) (February 23) 3 out of 5 diabolical brothers
8. Savage Girl, by Jean Zimmerman (404 pages) (March 11) 3 out of 5 suitors
9. Red Rising, by Pierce Brown (382 pages) (March 23) 4 out 5 bloodydamn scythes
10. Divergent, by Veronica Roth (300 pages) (March 28) 3 out of 5 factions
11. Insurgentby Veronica Roth (315 pages) (April 4) 3.5 out 5 personality markers
12. Star Wars Darth Plagueis by James Luceno (462 pages) (May 1) 5 out of 5 midi-chlorians
13. Allegiantby Veronica Roth (314 pages) (May 13)  4.5 out 5 rebels
14. The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh (56 pages) (May 18) 5 out 5 pieces of news
15. Proxy, by Alex London (379 pages) (May 23) 3.5 out 5 debts to pay
16. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (211 pages) (May 29) 4 out 5 basketball trophies
17. No Place Like Oz (Dorothy Must Die 0.5) by Danielle Paige (135 pages) (June 3) 2 out 5 tornados