One Book a Week Club 2012

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Post by Availle » October 21st, 2012, 2:06 pm

Just curious if nobody is reading anything anymore :shock:

or if everybody is updating their post instead of posting a new message (just like me)... :lol:


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Post by catrose » October 21st, 2012, 3:05 pm

Oh, wow! I didn't know this existed! Is it too late to join? I'll just have to think about what books I've read all of this year. Hmm. (Oh I'm no good at remembering authors, but I'll try my best!) I'll start below. (watch this space. I'll just edit as I go)

Actual Books (umm. Dead trees?)
1. Slated by Teri Terry
2. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
3. Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
4. Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer
5. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
6. Witch & Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson
7. Maximum Ride: Complete Series by James Patterson
8. Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty
9. Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry
10. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
11. Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
12. The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
13. Persuasion by Jane Austen
14. MIDDLEMARCH (an entire summer wasted thanks to this!)
15, 16, 17. The Hunger Games Trilogy
18. Game of Thrones
19, 20, 21, 22. The Gone Series by Michael Grant
23, 24. The Secret Circle, books 1 and 2- L J Smith
25, 26, 27, 28. The Luxe Novels by Anna Godbersen
29. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
30. LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
31-38. The Complete Percy Jackson Stories- Rick Riordan
39-48. The first series of 39 Clues- Various
49. An Inspector Calls by John Scicluna
50-53. The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
54. The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo and Christian Birmingham
55. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
56-59. Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
60+61. Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth
62. The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
63-68. The Naughts and Crosses Series by Malory Blackman
69-73. His Dark Materials (and Adventure in the North and Lyra's World) by Philip Pullman
74. Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes
75. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
76-79. Nemesis, And Then There Were None, Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
80-84. The Saga of Larten Crepsley by Darren Shan
85. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
86. Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
87. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
88-90. Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness

Non-LV Audio Books Listened to
1-3. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
4. Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
5. Oscar Wilde's Short Stories, narrated by Stephen Fry.

I'm going to have to come back to LV books I've listened to...

Let me just add that most of these were read pre. LV addiction, so I expect I'll read lots less next year. I shall also add that most of these are teen/kids books, so might be a bit short...

A Level exams from 4th May to 30th June. I am around, just not as often. If I forget or miss anything, drop me a PM and I'll be on it like a wasp on honey!

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Post by icequeen » October 22nd, 2012, 9:34 am

Availle wrote:Just curious if nobody is reading anything anymore :shock:

or if everybody is updating their post instead of posting a new message (just like me)... :lol:

I'm just updating until the end of the year, then I will do a whole new post. (Of course, I need to add more books to my list! :lol: )

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Post by Cori » October 22nd, 2012, 9:48 am

Ah, I'd forgotten to update for a while ... have done so now ... though without the detail of the earlier entries. And with a nagging doubt that I've logged everything (I have a paper book diary, but don't always remember to update there, either...)
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

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Post by neckertb » October 23rd, 2012, 1:08 am

Goodreads, Cori, Goodreads! They have an app where you just scan the ISBN and it automatically puts it on your page (which reminds me I have to update here too).

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Post by Cori » October 23rd, 2012, 2:36 am

I read quite a lot of ebooks, though and they don't often come with barcodes. ;)
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Post by neckertb » October 23rd, 2012, 3:29 am

Oh well, if you have to be all modern... :roll: :lol:

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Post by jollyrogered » October 23rd, 2012, 12:37 pm

I've been reading I'm just not very good about updating this list, though I am good at updating Goodreads. I've doubled it since I posted, but I will probably put off updating until December. Why do today what we can put off doing until tomorrow ;)
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Post by icequeen » December 31st, 2012, 9:54 pm

Here is my list for the 2012! I read or listened to 86 books. My goal started out as 50 books on Goodreads, but I eventually increased it up to 70. I think I will start at 70 books for 2013 and see how well I do!

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'Real' Books, made from trees

1. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson (Good kids book)
2. Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood (Good)
3. 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly (Good)
4. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller (Sucked, too much whining)
5. Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen (Cute mystery set early last century)
6. Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Fast paced, liked it a lot)
7. Saturn's Race by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes (Sci-Fi, good but got a little disjointed towards the end)
8. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Baurmeister (Great book, especially for food lovers)
9. Crashers by Dana Haynes (Action-packed, loved it!)
10. Sacrifice by SJ Bolton (Creepy and great!)
11. Diamondhead by Patrick Robinson (It was OK, the characters seemed to be trying too hard to be macho)
12. The Night Season by Chelsea Cain ()
13. The Altar of Eden by James Rollins
14. Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker (Good, lots of action)
15. Ice Cold by Tess Geritsen (Rizzoli and Isles mystery, great)
16. The Chardonnay Charade by Ellen Crosby (Good for a short mystery)
17. Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke (Little slow starting, but gets good)
18. Full of Grace by Johnette Benkovic (Read for Book Club, it was OK, I wasn't too thrilled with it)
19. Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton (Great!)
20. The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale (Main character is a devout atheist, though there was some evidence to the contrary, odd book)
21. The Front by Patricia Cornwell (I like Patricia Cornwell, but not this book)
22. The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks (Great fantasy fiction, will have to read the others of this series)
23. One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde (I LOVE all of Jasper Fforde's books, love the dry humor!)
24. The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde (Same as above!)
25. Time Untime by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Rather irritating to hear over and over about how scorchingly hot the main characters are, but it grew on me and ended better than I thought it would.)

E-Books read on my Kindle

26. Eva Braun by Heika Gortemaker (It was OK, more about Hilter's cronies than her because there is no info about her)
27. The Sea Wolf by Jack London (Strange, but good)
28. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Fun, movie was very close to the book)
29. The Ginseng Hunter by Jeff Talarigo (Great short book, sad)
30. The Lost Painting by Jonathon Harr (Tells story how a lost Caravaggio painting was found, good, didn't realize it was a real story at first!)
31. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Great, though some of it is a little strange. Can't wait to read the rest!)
32. Shell Games by Kirk Russell (not that one!) (OK, could have been better)
33. Night Games by Kirk Russell (Better than the first in the series)
34. Heresy by SJ Parris (Great!)
35. Dead by Midnight by Beverly Barton (Great, love the cliffhanger for the next book)
36. The Angel Makers by Jessica Gregson (Based on true story, a little creepy but good)
37. Dead by Morning by Beverly Barton (Great story, lots of action)
38. Dead Game by Kirk Russell (Good story, has gotten better as series goes along)
39. Dead by Nightfall by Beverly Barton (Great story, but I have read too many of her books in a row, got a little tired of the plot)
40. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie (Great biography of a great woman)
41. The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry (Loved it!)
42. Viral by James Lilliefore (Great, a little scary)
43. The Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen (Great what-if story, main character is different)
44. Spider's Lullaby by James R. Tuck (Great story!)
45. The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry (Loved it!)
46. The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (Great story! Heart warming!)
47. Poe Must Die by Marc Olden (Dead author as main character story, I could see Poe in the story. Good!)
48. Sacrilege by S.J. Parris (Historical novel, great!)
49. Sphere by Michael Crichton (SF novel, fun!)
50. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens (First book in the series, great start, ghost story)
51. A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin (Started a little slow, but ended well)
52. Kill Switch by Neal Baer & Jonathon Greene (Fasted paced book, great)
53. Imperfect: An Improbable Life by Jim Abbot and Tim Brown (Biography of the one-handed MLB pitcher, loved it!)
54. The Devil's Gold by Steve Berry (Short story, another great book. I love Steve Berry stories!)
55. The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens (Second book in the series, good ghost story)
56. The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer (Good story)
57. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (Good SF, but I didn't know that the movie is NOT based on the book)
58. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker (His books are just a little odd, which makes them good)
59. The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer (Another good story)
60. The Queen's Vow: A novel of Isabella of Castille by C.W. Gortner (Good historical fiction, I can't resist these!)
61. Serial by Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch (Free book/sort story from Amazon, I LOVED this one, it was sooo twisted!)
62. Wrecker by Dave Conifer (Another freebie from Amazon, it was OK. Started a little annoyingly but ended strong)

BC/DPL Projects for LibriVox (because they should count too!)

63. The Black Tulip by Alexander Dumas (Love both the story and the reader!)
64. Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin (Group project, Greek myths reworked, fun project)
65. Baltimore Catechism #2 (Catholicism broken down to the essentials, very simple and to the point!)
66. Autobiography by John Stuart Mill (Interesting)
67. The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke (Great book of story stories)
68. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Olive Gilbert and Sojourner Truth (Great!)
69. A Little Book of Christmas by John Kendricks Bang (Sweet Christmas stories)
70. Celtic Folk and Fary Tales by Joseph Jacobs (Redo of another group project, same book same version newer listing on PG, fun stories)
71. Treatise on Christ and Antichrist by Hippolytus of Rome (Great reader, Jonathan Lange reads the old Christian writings so well, inspiring and interesting)
72. Gwen Wynn by Mayne Reid (Great book, great readers!)
73. Contra Gentes by Athanasius of Alexandria (Again, great reading by Jonathan Lange, very good)
74. An Alphabet of History by Wilbur D. Nesbit (Hilarious!)
75. Sex Life of the Gods by Michael Knerr (Horrible book, great readings, I laughed through the whole book! You have not lived until you listened to this book! :twisted: )
76. The Dancing Girls by Edna Ferber (Edna Ferber is such a great writer, and Phil reads her so well!)
77. The Pony Rider Boys in Texas by Frank Gee Patchin (Good book for active boys, great readers)
78. The Pony Rider Boys in Montana by Frank Gee Patchin (Good book for active boys, great readers, great fun!)
79. Snowflakes by Esther Nelson Karn (Great poetry!)

My Solos completed this Year

80. Lives of the Queens of England, Vol. 3 by Agnes and Elizabeth Strickland (Biographies of English Queens, very opinionated but an important work, some of the sources were not available to historians before the Strickland sisters found them, sorry if I mispronouced some words!)

81. Spiritual Dialogue Between the Soul, the Body, Self-Love, the Spirit, Humanity and the Lord God by St. Catherine of Genoa (Great, gives an insight of what she was going through in her spiritual journey to sainthood. This was the last of her works that I recorded)

82. Lives of the Queens of England, Vol. 4 by Agnes and Elizabeth Strickland (Volume 4 of the biographies of the queens of England, centered in the Tudor dynasty. It was hard to read some parts because of the executions of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard)

Audio Books that I listen to in the gym or the car!

83. Howard's End by E.M Forster (Great book read by the master Elizabeth Klett!)
84. The Green Rust by Edgar Wallce, read by Don W. Jenkins (Great pulp-fiction SciFi!)
85. The Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey, read by Laurie Anne Walden (Great read! Story was great too!)
86. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevens, read by Mark Smith (Wonderful read, great story)

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Post by Kristingj » January 1st, 2013, 10:30 am

This is 2012 for me :mrgreen:
Kristingj wrote:Sagaen om isfolket (The Legend of the Ice People) by Margit Sandemo
They're a part of a series I have read several times, with 47 pocket books. I like most of them, though this is easy, light reading, which we in Norway call "Housewife porn".
1. 35: Vandring i mørket
2. 36: Trollmåne
3. 37: Skrekkens by
4. 38: Skjulte spor
5. 39: Rop av stumme røster
6. 40: Fanget av tiden
7. 41: Demonenes fjell
8. 42: Stille før stormen
9. 43: Et streif av ømhet
10. 44: Den onde dagen
11. 46: Det svarte vannet

12. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (Sooo good!! Wish I could record it...)
13: The Hunger games by Suzanne Collins

The Sookie Stackhouse/ Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris
14. 1:Dead Until Dark
15. 2:Living Dead in Dallas
16. 3:Club Dead
17. 4:Dead to the World
18. 5:Dead as a Doornail
19. 6:Definitely Dead
20. 7:All Together Dead
21. 8:From Dead To Worse
22. 9:Dead and Gone
23. 10:Dead in the Family
24. 11:Dead Reckoning

Aurora Teagarden series by Charlaine Harris
25. Real Murders
26. A Bone to Pick
27. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
28. The Julius House
29. Dead Over Heels
30. A Fool And His Honey
31. Last Scene Alive
32. Poppy Done to Death

33. Grave sight by Charlaine Harris

34- Fanfiction, hundreds of stories, might also be thousands... they should absolutely count, but as I didn't start writing them down, I have noe idea which I read this year.

Librivox books listened to:
1. The secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, as part of the LibriVox BookClub. Loveley book, one just have to like it, and a great reading by Karen Savage.
2. The Melting of Molly. by Maria Thompson Davies
3. The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill
4. Told After Supper by Jerome K. Jerome
5. Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
6. A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
7. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
Take care of yourself! Wash your hands and practice social distancing right now. Take the time to relax and wind down if you can. <3

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