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Post by Cori » January 3rd, 2014, 1:47 pm

I'd not realised how much of an established tradition this is. :D Here are the threads for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007!

Sign up here to read one book a month, one a week, or a couple a weekend! As you like, no pressure. Fiction or non-fiction, written, audio, Braille or graphic novel. If it's a book, you can count it here. Update your post as you go through the year and see whether you can meet whatever goal you want to set.

NEW THIS YEAR! Scientific confirmation that this is a fantastic thing to do: Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'
Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.

The new research, carried out at Emory University in the US, found that reading a good book may cause heightened connectivity in the brain and neurological changes that persist in a similar way to muscle memory.
You can even read the research paper for free here. (But thrilling though it is, it doesn't count as a book, I'm afraid.)
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Post by Cori » January 3rd, 2014, 1:49 pm

Getting dibs on a post for my own list. :) I'm aiming to read 42 books this year (nice round number, and I've not managed the full 52 for years now.)

1. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
2. Curious by Todd Kashdan
3. A Life of One's Own by Marion Milner
4. Social by Matthew D. Lieberman
5. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
5. Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
6. An Experiment in Leisure by Marion Milner
7. Passion and Reason by Richard & Bernice Lazarus
8. A Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
9. Focus by Daniel Goleman
10. A Writer's Diary by Virginia Woolf
11. Middlemarch by George Eliot
12. Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
13. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
14. The Road Through the Wall by Shirley Jackson
15. How To Be Interesting by Jessica Hagy
16. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (recorded for LibriVox)
17. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West - LV listen
18. Houdini's Box by Adam Phillips
19. The Casino by Margaret Bonham
20. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
21. The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek
22. Presence by Patsy Rodenburg
23. Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple (wonderful!)
24. House-Bound by Winifred Peck
25. Ivan Ramen by Ivan Orkin
26. Side Effects by Adam Phillips
27. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
28. All The King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
29. All Clear by Connie Willis
30. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
31. The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson
32. Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
33. Missing Out by Adam Phillips
34. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (recommended)
35. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
36. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch
37. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
38. The Tunnel by Ernest Sabato.
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Post by aravis » January 3rd, 2014, 1:55 pm

Ooo count me in again this year! Last year I read/ listened to 103 books. Of those 24 were commercial/non LV audiobooks, 41 LV recordings and 38 actual books. (not including the vast number of comic books and all the job related stuff I had to read).

In progress:
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Finished books (including non LV audiobooks):
1. Wir treffen uns wieder in meinem Paradies by Christel Zachert & Isabell Zachert
2. Life with a Superhero by Kathryn U. Hulings
3. Inferno by Dan Brown
4. Will you love me? The Story of my adopted daughter Lucy by Cathy Glass (audiobook)
5. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (audiobook)
6. The Descent by Jeff Long
7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
8. Divergent by Veronica Roth
9. A Baby's Cry by Cathy Glass
10. Damaged by Cathy Glass
11. My Dad's a Policeman by Cathy Glass
12. The Night the Angels Came by Cathy Glass
13. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
14. And the Mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini
15. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
16. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult (audiobook)
17. Creepers by David Morrell (audiobook)
18. Hinter goldenen Gittern by Choga Regina Egbeme
19. Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo by Christiane F.
20. The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson (audiobook)
21. The Girl who played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (audiobook)
22. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
23. The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (audiobook)
24. January First by Michael Schofield
25. Finding me: A Decade of Darkness by Michelle Burford (audiobook)
26. Breaking the Silence by Casey Watson
27. Ghost Girl by Torey Hayden (audiobook)
28. Dancing Shoes by Noel Streatfield (audiobook)
29. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
30. Level 9 by David Morrell (audiobook)
31. Unruly passions by Kate Charles
32. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
33. Das Paradies war meinen Hölle by Christian Krösi
34. The Man who broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey
35. A Wise Man's Fear By Patrick Rothfuss
36. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
37. Death Masks by Jim Butcher
38. Killing Floor by Lee Child
39. Redemption by Jussi Adler Olsen
40. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
41. Die Täuschung by Charlotte Link
42. Der Herr der Ringe by J.R.R. Tolkien
43. Das Jesus Video by Andreas Eschbach
44. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
45. Die verbotene Oase by Choga Regina Egbeme
46. Krähenmädchen by Erik Axl Sund
47. Die Trying by Lee Child
48. My Secret Sister by Helen Edwards and Jenny Lee Smith
49. Wenn nur dein Lächeln bleibt by Hera Lind
50. Tausendundein Tag by Hera Lind
51. Das Sternenkind by Brigitte Trümpy Birkeland
52. Little Prisoners by Casey Watson
53. Breaking the Silence by Casey Watson
53. Mommy's little Helper by Casey Watson

LV recordings (mostly recordings I've PLed):

1. Jane Eyre, die Waise von Lowood von Charlotte Bronte
2. Johnny Reb and Billy Yank by Alexander Hunte
3. Das letzte Märchen von Paul Keller
4. Brennendes Geheimnis von Stefan Zweig
5. Folk Tales Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie
6. Märchen Almanach by Wilhelm Hauff

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Post by DrewJ » January 3rd, 2014, 2:02 pm

Hope I'm doing this right:

Book's I'm Recording:
Commentary On The Book Of Genesis - Matthew Henry (In Progress)

PLed Books:
The Girl Scouts at Home - Katherine Galt (In Progress)
Human Toll - Barbara Baynton (In Progress)
A Collection of Beatrix Potter Stories (In Progress)
Mary: A Fiction - Mary Wollstonecraft (In Progress)
Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte (In Progress)

Kindle Books
Following Atticus - Tom Ryan (Currently Reading - Not PD)
The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli (Next planned read - PD)

Dead Tree Books
Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow (Currently Reading - Not PD)
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Post by Availle » January 3rd, 2014, 4:45 pm

Dibs on first page spot :wink:

According to my list for 2013, I have read only 36 books last year - and that only because I have DPLed more than usual for LV... So, maybe once I've settled properly again, I shall read more and go back to my usual numbers? We'll see... In any case I hope to read at least 26 books - to fill the author challenge for this year!

Dead tree copies for my own entertainment/edification:
1. Sie haben es doch gut gemeint by Josef Giger-Buetler
2. Wenn der Morgen kommt, werde ich traurig by Shungiku Uchida
3. Schiffbruch by Akira Yoshimura
4. Delete by Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger
5. River Town by Peter Hessler
6. When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
7. Bitter Medicine by Sara Paretsky
8. Miracle Cure by Michael Palmer
9. Peacetime by Robert Edric
10. No One's Perfect by Hirotada Ototake
11. Japan - A Short History (supervised) by John Gillespie
12. Im Schatten der Pineta by Marco Malvaldi
13. Die Form des Wassers by Andrea Camilleri
14. Bretonische Verhaeltnisse by Jean-Luc Bannalec
15. The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan by Yasushi Inoue
16. The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
17. Kokoro by Soseki Natsume
18. A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain
19. Hundejahre by Guenter Grass
20. The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
21. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
22. Folk Tales from the Russian by Kalamatiano De Blumenthal and Verra Xenophontovna (from, for that pesky letter X in the author challenge...)
23. Misery by Stephen King

Audiobooks FROM LibriVox for my own entertainment/edification on commutes and during housework:
1. The Ten Foot Chain by Various Authors
2. He Can Who Thinks He Can by Orison Swett Marden
3. Thais by Anatole France
4. The Secret of Lonesome Cove by Samuel Hopkins Adams
5. Das alte Haus by Friedrich Gerstaecker
6. Caspar Hauser oder die Traegheit des Herzens by Jakob Wassermann
7. Card Trick by John Berryman
8. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katherine Green
9. The Card by Arnold Bennett
10. Die Lady Makbeth des Mzensker Landkreises by Nikolai Leskow
11. Woyzeck by Georg Buechner
12. The Paranticide Club by Ambrose Bierce
13. The Awful German Language by Mark Twain
14. Der Selbstmordverein by Franziska Graefin zu Reventlow
15. China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
16. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
17. Der Mantel by Nikolai Gogol
18. Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig
19. The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
20. Die Gifthoehlen by Ernst Constantin
21. The Road by Jack London
22. Mme Bovay by Gustave Flaubert
23. The House in the Mist by Anna K. Green
24. Doctor Johannes Faust by Karl Joseph Simrock
25. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green
26. The Comic English Grammar by Percival Leigh
27. The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
28. Afterward by Edith Wharton
29. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
30. An Isle in the Water by Katharine Tynan Hinkson
31. Cecilia de Noel by Lanoe Falconer
32. Richard III. by William Shakespeare
33. The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
34. What Dress Makes of Us by Dorothy Quigley
35. Die missbrauchten Liebesbriefe by Gottfried Keller
36. Der Froschmaeusekrieg by various
37. The Hermit of --- Street by Anna Katharine Green
38. Die Nase by Gogol
39. The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
40. Die Marquise von O. by Heinrich Kleist
41. The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Audiobooks FOR LibriVox for my own entertainment/edification and possibly that of others:
1. The Letters of a Portuguese Nun by Mariana Alcoforado (DPL'ed for Leni)
2. Langs de Vecht by Louis Craandijk (DPL'ed for Marcel)
3. Die Acht Gesichter am Biwasee by Max Dauthendey (DPL'ed for Hokuspokus)
4. Die Weissagung by Arthur Schnitzler (DPL'ed for Hokuspokus)
5. Furchtbare Rache von Nikolai Gogol (DPL'ed for Friedrich)
6. Ein Verbrechen von Maxim Gorki (DPL'ed for Friedrich)
7. Das Kloster bei Sendomir von Franz Grillparzer
8. Judith Trachtenberg von Emil Franzos (DPL'ed for Friedrich)
9. Leutnant Gustl von Arthur Schnitzler
10. Der schwarze See by Karl Wilhelm Salice-Contessa (DPL'ed for Hokuspokus)
11. Paulownia: Seven Stories from Contemporary Japanese Writers edited by Torao Taketomo
12. Een Strijd om de Schatten van Alva by H. Bertrand (DPL'ed for Bart)
13. Die Stadt ohne Juden von Hugo Bettauer
14. Religions of Ancient China by Herbert Allen Giles (DPL'ed for Mary Ann)
15. Faust I by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (DPL'ed for Rapunzelina)
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Post by RuthieG » January 3rd, 2014, 5:04 pm

Currently reading:

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Currently recording:

Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde (post-apocalyptic)
Lavengro by George Borrow (autobio/fiction)
Miss Pim's Camouflage by Dorothy Stanley (fantasy/WWI)
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (for Legamus)

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Post by fiddlesticks » January 3rd, 2014, 5:44 pm

I loved having this last year! For some reason I remember to update better here than when I am writing it down in a notebook. The past two years were the first in a long time that I read fewer than 100 books, so I will aim to get it back up there and have a goal of 100 books setting a goal is unusual for me, I never wanted to cause I read so much anyways!

Total books read: 72

Paper books

Climbing by Rosalind Goforth
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
The Refugees by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Moose Country by Sam Campbell
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Hostage Lands by Douglas Bond
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Horse and Pony Bodylanguage Phrasebook by Susan McBane
The Hidden Hand by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Hand of Vengance by Douglas Bond
Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens

Audiobooks not LV

The Hiding Place (dramatized)
Under Drake's Flag by G. A. Henty
Hinds Feet on High Places (dramatized)
Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

Lamplighter Theater
sir malcolm and the missing prince x2
The Wanderer x2
The Boy of Mount Rhiji
Sir Knight of the Splendid Way
The Hedge of Thorns
The White Gypsy
The Candle in the Window
Jessica's Journey
The Candle in the Window
A Peep Behind the Scenes

Audiobooks LV

Jo's Boys by Loisa May Alcott
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy
The Agony Column by Earl Derr Biggers
The Silent House by Fergus Hume
The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorn
The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung
Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung
A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
The Staircase at the Heart's Delight by Anna Katharine Green
The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green
The Doctor, his Wife, and the Clock by Anna Katharine Green
The Evil Guest by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Dead Men's Money by J. S. Fletcher
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Filigree Ball by Anna Katharine Green
The Hermit of ---- Street by Anna Katharine Green

Books PLed

The Ministry of Intercession by Andrew Murray
Just Sixteen by Susan Coolidge
Eyebright by Susan Coolidge
Clara Vaughn by R. D. Blackmoor
Historic Boyhoods by Rupert S. Holland
Miss Marjoribanks by Mrs. Oliphant
The Key to the Riddle: A Story of Huguenot Days by Margaret S. Comrie
At the Foot of the Rainbow by Gene Stratton-Porter
The Great Small Cat and Others by May E. Southworth
The Outdoor Girls of Deepdale by Laura Lee Hope
A Boy Crusoe by Allan Eric
Thirty More Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin
Old Friends And New Fancies by Sybil G. Brinton
A Dark Night's Work by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Full Blessing of Pentecost by Andrew Murray
A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Horn Atherton
The Autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood

How I Know God Answers Prayer by Rosalind Goforth
Sunshine Factory by Pansy
Little Meg's Children by Hesba Stretton
The Lives of the Three Mrs. Judson's by Arabella Wilson (Duet)
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Post by DACSoft » January 3rd, 2014, 6:17 pm

Well it sounds like fun, count me in! :)

Goal: 52 books
Read: 55 books - final :clap:

Books/ebooks read{A}:
1. Tom Swift and His War Tank, by Victor Appleton - 1918 (text) (audio)
2. Dust of the Desert, by Robert Welles Ritchie - 1922 (text) {B}
3. Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team, by Lester Chadwick - 1924 (text) {B}
4. The Motor Boys Afloat, by Clarence Young - 1908 (text) {B}
5. The Motor Boys on the Atlantic, by Clarence Young - 1908 (text) {B}
6. The Khaki Boys at Camp Sterling, by Capt. Gordon Bates - 1918 (text)
7. The Motor Boys in Strange Waters, by Clarence Young - 1909 (text) {B}
8. The Motor Boys on the Pacific, by Clarence Young - 1909 (text)
9. Weatherby's Inning, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1903 (text) {B}
10. On Your Mark!, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1904 (text) {B}
11. The Blind Brother, by Homer Greene - 1887 (text) {B}
12. The Half-Back, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1899 (text)
13. The Motor Boys in the Clouds, by Clarence Young - 1910 (text) {B}
14. Pickett's Gap, by Homer Greene - 1902 (text) {B}
15. The Putnam Hall Cadets, by Arthur M. Winfield - 1901 (text)
16. The Motor Boys Over the Rockies, by Clarence Young - 1911 (text) {B}
17. Tom Swift and His Air Scout, by Victor Appleton - 1919 (text)
18. The Arrival of Jimpson, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1904 (text) {B}
19. Tom Swift and His Undersea Search, by Victor Appleton - 1920 (text)
20. Tom Swift and Among the Fire Fighters, by Victor Appleton - 1921 (text)
21. Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive, by Victor Appleton - 1922 (text)
22. Burnham Breaker, by Homer Greene - 1887 (text)
23. The Motor Boys Over the Ocean, by Clarence Young - 1911 (text) {B}
24. The Riverpark Rebellion, by Homer Greene - 1892 (text) {B}
25. A Tale of the Tow-Path, by Homer Greene - 1892 (text) {B}
26. The Crimson Sweater, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1905 (text)
27. The New Boy at Hilltop, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1910 (text)
28. The Lucky Seventh, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1915 (text)
29. The Lilac Girl, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1909 (text)
30. Whispering Tongues, by Homer Greene - 1902 (text) {B}
31. Center Rush Rowland, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1917 (text) {B}
32. The Flag, by Homer Greene - 1917 (text)
33. The Pioneer Boys of the Ohio, by Harrison Adams - 1912 (text)
34. The Motor Boys on the Wing, by Clarence Young - 1912 (text) {B}
35. Strange Stories of the Great Valley, by Johnston Grosvenor - 1912 (text)
36. Mr. Incoul's Misadventure, by Edgar Saltus - 1887 (text) {B}
37. Quarter-Back Bates, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1920 (text) {B}
38. Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex, by Dr. Leopold Schenk - 1898 (text) {B}
39. Left Half Harmon, by Ralph Henry Barbour - 1921 (text) {B}
40. Four Introductory Lectures on Political Economy, by Nassau W. Senior - 1852 (text) {B}
41. The Motor Boys After a Fortune, by Clarence Young - 1912 (text) {B}
42. The Panama Canal, by Duncan E. McKinlay - 1912 (text) {B}
43. The Monster, by Edgar Saltus - 1913 (text) {B}
44. Notes on the History of Argentine Independence, by C.W. Whittemore - 1920 (text)
45. The Home at Greylock, by Mrs E. Prentiss - 1876 (text)
46. Ski-runs in the High Alps, by François Frédéric Roget - 1913 (text)
47. The Country's Need for Greater Railway Facilities and Terminals, by James J. Hill - 1912 (text)

Audiobooks - LV DPLs:
1. The Belovéd Vagabond, by William J. Locke - 1906 (text) (audio)
2. The Vanishing Man, by R. Austin Freeman - 1911 (text) (audio)
3. The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne, by William J. Locke - 1905 (text) (audio)
4. The Wild Olive, by Basil King - 1910 (text) (audio)
5. Why Frau Frohmann Raised Her Prices and Other Stories, by Anthony Trollope - 1882 (text) (audio)
6. Now It Can Be Told, by Philip Gibbs - 1920 (text) (audio)
7. Castle Richmond, by Anthony Trollope - 1906 (text) (audio)

Audiobooks - LV solos:
1. Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars, by Lester Chadwick - 1912 (text) (audio) {B}

{A} includes read-alouds to my nieces/nephews -- which got me started at LV! :)
{B} produced these for Project Gutenberg/Distributed Proofreaders
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Post by icequeen » January 3rd, 2014, 8:27 pm

I didn't fill in my list last year. I was shooting for 70 books, but only got to 67! So, this year I am aiming to read/listen to 70 books this year again. (So far, I have one read!)

Dead Tree Books

1. Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir
2. The Utopia Experiment by Kyle Mills
3. Those Who Trespass by Bill O'Reilly
4. Dexter's Final Cut by Jeff Lindsay
5. Hidden Order by Brad Thor
6. Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon
7. The Pony Rider Boys in New England by Frank Gee Patchin
8. Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant
9. Full Black by Brad Thor
10. The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman
11. Crimson Rose by M.J. Trow
12. Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik
13. The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry
14. Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
15. Holy Orders by Benjamin Black
16. Robogenesis by Daniel H. Wilson
17. Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr
18. Object Lessons by Anna Quindlen
19. Point Dume by Katie Arnoldi
20. Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Ascendancy by Eric van Lustbader
21. The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs by Richard Yancey
22. The Last Girl by Penelope Evans
23. Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
24. Lilah by Marek Halter
25. The Execution by Dick Wolf
26. Edith Stein: A Biography by Waltraud Herbstrith
27. Augustus: First Emperor of Rome by Adrian Goldsworthy
28. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
29. Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly

Kindle Books

30. The Stranger by Camilla Lackberg
31. 13 1/2 by Nevada Barr
32. The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg
33. Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of Faith by Father Robert Barron
34. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
35. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
36. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
37. The Apology of Socrates by Xenophon
38. The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge by Frank Gee Patchin
39. The Boy Scouts' First Camp Fire by Herbert Carter (St. George Rathborne)
40. Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem by Sharan Newman
41. First Lady Down, by Daniel Adams
42. Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by Cherie Currie
43. Blood Island by H. Terrell Griffin

Audio Books Listened to for Fun or LV

44. The Submarine Boys on Duty by Victor G. Durham
45. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osborne
46. The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
47. Mary: A Fiction by Mary Wollstonecraft
48. The Birth, Baptism, Temptation, and Early Ministry of Jesus Christ - Commentary on the Gospel of St Matthew by St. John Chrysostom
49. The Carved Lions by Mary Louisa Molesworth
50. The Heron Nest by W. Bert Foster
51. 2 Machabees Douay-Rheims version
52. The Shades of the Wilderness by Joseph A. Altsheler
53. Who Burnt Columbia? by Augustine T. Smythe
54. The Winnowing Fan: Poems on the Great War by Lawrence Binyon
55. The Story of the Greeks by H.A. Guerber
56. Old Christmas by Washington Irving
57. The Wisdom of Solomon
58. Practical Instruction for Detectives by Emmerson W. Manning
59. The Submarine Boys' Trial Trip by Victor G. Durham
60. Sex Life of the Gods by Michael Knerr
61. Danny'sOwn Story by Don Marquis
62. The Giraffe Hunters by Thomas Mayne Reid
63. The Sword of Welleran and other stories by Lord Dunsany
64. Fifty Years in Chains or the Life of an American Slave by Charles Ball
65. Fifty Spiritual Homilies of St Macarius the Egyptian
66. Sun and Saddle Leather by Badger Clark
67. The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
68. The Tales of Three Hemispheres by Lord Dunsany
69. That Office Boy by Francis J. Finn, SJ

Solo Projects
70. The Glories of Mary by St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Got it! But I think that I am not going to try to do 70 next year, that was rough! Too many large books.

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Post by WoollyBee » January 3rd, 2014, 10:20 pm

Goal: 120 books
Finished: 45 books


1. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
2. These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
3. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
4. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
5. Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates
6. Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats by Jerry Belanger
7. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
8. Mandy by Julie (Andrews) Edwards
9. Stories of Don Quixote Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin
10. Christopher Columbus, Mariner by Samuel Eliot Morison
11. The Voyage of the Armada: The Spanish Story by David Howarth
12. Johannes Kepler: Giant of Faith and Science by John Hudson Tiner
13. Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
14. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
15. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
16. The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
17. Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages by George Hodges
18. The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L. Sayers
19. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
20. The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
21. One False Note by Gordon Korman
22. The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis
23. Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson
24. The Black Circle by Patrick Carman
25. In Too Deep by Jude Watson
26. The Emperor's Code by Gordon Korman
27. Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park
28. Into The Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix
29. The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman
30. A King's Ransom by Jude Watson
31. The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis
32. Shatterproof by Roland Smith
33. Trust No One by Linda Sue Park
34. Day of Doom by David Baldacci
35. Nowhere To Run by Jude Watson
36. To Have and to Hold by Mary Johnston
37. A New World by Winston Churchill
38. William Harvey: Discoverer of How Blood Circulates by Lisa Yount
39. Desiring God by John Piper

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Post by Timothy Ferguson » January 4th, 2014, 6:20 am

Oh, so in.

I didn't count my books last year, but I keep a book journal for work (I'm a librarian), so I'm aiming for 104 this year.

So far: [Last update 31/1/14]

Nonsense Novels by Stephen Leackock.
Wit and Wisdom of Chesterton by G. K. Chesterton
Diary from Dixie by Mary Chesnut
Travels with an organ to the Grand Signieur by Thomas Dallam

Dodger by Terry Pratchett.
An Island Parish: A Summer on Scilly by Nigel Farrell.
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury

Total: 10
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 4th, 2014, 10:09 am

Target: 52 books
Read/Listened to: 69 books!
That's a wrap for 2014! :thumbs:

Audiobooks recorded for Librivox:
1. The Secret of Everyday Things, by Jean-Henri Fabre
2. The Sword of Deborah, by F. Tennyson Jesse
3. Expository Thoughts on the Gospel of St. Luke, vol. 2, by J.C. Ryle
4. The Borough Treasurer, by J.S. Fletcher
5. Hymns and Spiritual Songs, by J.C. Ryle
6. Directory of the Devout Life, by F.B. Meyer
7. The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyon
8. An English Woman-Sergeant in the Serbian Army by Flora Sandes
9. Physiology of the Opera, by Scrici
10. A Happy Boy by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
11. Eighteen Months in the War Zone: A Record of a Woman's Work on the Western Front by Kate John Finzi
12. Lyrics from the Chinese by Helen Waddell
13. Trees Every Child Should Know by Julia Rogers
14. Expository Thoughts on the Gospel of St. John, vol 1 by J. C. Ryle
15. Quilts, Their History and How To Make Them by Marie Webster
16. Religions of Ancient China by Herbert Allen Giles

Audiobooks from Librivox:
1. A Shropshire Lad, by A.E. Housman
2. China and the Chinese, by Herbert Allen Giles
3. Janet of the Dunes by Harriet T. Comstock
4. The Dark House by John Manville Fenn
5. Bunyan Characters Vol. 1 by Alexander Whyte
6. Knickerbocker's History of New York, Vol. 1 by Washington Irving
7. Specimen Days by Walt Whitman
8. Drum Taps by Walt Whitman
9. The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 by Leander Stillwell
10. Recollections of Life in Ohio by William Cooper Howells
11. The Marne, A Tale of the War by Edith Wharton
12. A Yorkshire Tragedy by Thomas Middleton
13. The Orange Yellow Diamond by J.S. Fletcher
14. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce
15. The Land of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin
16. Andersonville Diary, Escape and List of the Dead by John L. Ransom
17 .The Autobiography of Methuselah by John Kendrick Bangs
18. A Texas Cowboy or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony by Charles A Siringo
19. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell
20. Old Rail Fence Corners by Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris
21. The Letters of a Portuguese Nun by Mariana Alcoforado
22. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green
23. The Extraordinary Adventure of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar by Maurice LeBlanc
24. The Albert Gate Mystery by Louis Tracy
25. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
26. World War I Poetry Centenary Collection
27. The Blond Lady by Maurice LeBlanc
28. World War I Prose Collection
29. Scarhaven Keep by J.S. Fletcher
30. The Holy Sonnets by John Donne
31. Kokoro: Hints and Echos of Japanese Inner Life by Lafcadio Hearn
32. Christmas Short Works Collection 2014
33. Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865 by Sarah Raymond Herndon
34. Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
35. The Clicking of Cuthbert by P. G. Wodehouse
36. Florence Nightingale, the Angel of the Cirmea by Laura E. Richards
37. Descriptive Analysis of Piano Works by Baxter Perry
38. Beckside Lights by John Ackworth
39. The Chemical History of a Candle by Michael Faraday
40. Strange Pages from Family Papers by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer
41. Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice LeBlanc
42. Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
43. Indian Frontier Policy by General Sir John Adye
44. Our journey to Sinai by Agnes von Blomberg-Bensley
45. Criminal Manchester, Experiences of a Special Correspondent by Unknown
46. Around the Yule Log by Willis Boyd Allen
47. Bird Stories from Borroughs by John Burroughs
48. Mother Stories by Maud Lindsay
49. Short Story Collection by Various
50. Christmas Holidays at Merryvale by Alice Hale Burnett
51. Christmas Short Works Collection 2013 by various
52. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day by Edward Everett Hale
53. Cycling in the Alps by C. L. Freeston

1. none as of yet. :(


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Post by craigdav1 » January 4th, 2014, 10:52 am

52 in 52. I'm in!

1. Utopia by Sir Thomas More (PL); 2. Revolutionary Summer(grew up near AR sites); 3. The Metamorphosis (PL); 4. Zealot(just curious); 5. Divergent (Chicago author); 6. The Art of War (PL); 7. Kalevala (PL); 8. Heat Wave (watched some eps of Castle); 9. The Lost World (PL); 10. Andersonville Diary (PL); 11. Mistakes of Moses (PL); 12. Sebastopol (PL); 13. Pinocchio (why not!); 14. The Possessed (PL); 15. Martin Shuler (PL); 16. The Life of the Fly (PL); 17. Wodehouse in the Strand (PL); 18. The Passenger Pigeon (PL/should be read by all); 19. The 10-cent Plague (hard to believe!); 20. The 39 Steps (Hitch fan); 21. The Life of Pi (saw movie); 22. The Awkward Age (PL); 23. Futility (PL); 24. The Coast of Bohemia (PL); 25. The Dude Wrangler (PL); 26. The Maine Woods (PL); 27. Aesop's Fables (PL); 28. The Age of American Unreason (Americans need to read more); 29. The Fall of the Nibelungs (PL); 30. Germs, Guns, and Steel (interesting); 31. End This Recession Now! (if only); 32. Conscience of a Liberal (had to know); 33. Swann's Way (PL); 34. Expository Thoughts on the Gospel Luke V2 (PL); 35. A Vital Question (PL); 36. The Borough (PL); 37. Law and Gospel (PL); 38. The Liar (PL); 39. Invention and Discovery (PL); 40. American Creation (nicely done early US history); 41. Defence of Idealism (PL); 42. Four American Indians (PL); 43. Aaron Trow (PL); 44. The Delafield Affair (PL); 45. The Steppe (PL); 46. The Universe Within (enjoy Shubin's books); 47. Rejected of Men (PL); 48. The Duel (PL); 49. Anton Chekhov, An Anonymous Story (PL); 50. Three Years (PL); 51. My Own Story (PL); 52. Expository Thoughts - Luke V1 (PL)
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Post by Slithy » January 4th, 2014, 11:18 pm

Going to join back in this year as well, though without a set number at all! (However, I am already making good progress on first listened book).

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 3rd, 2014, 9:58 am

If you're not yet participating, well, we're 1 month in to 2014 - it's not too late to join our little adventure! Give it a try! This is not a graded project. :wink:

And for those who are participating - how are you doing? It's interesting to scan the thread and see what you are all reading!


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