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Welcome BookCrossing Friends!
Stuff I post on my profile: my current reads, challenges (such as pages read, 1001 books, etc.), and my favorite books read in each year. I go through cycles of reading a lot and then taking breaks (from both reading and BookCrossing). I'm a new mom
and my reading time has drastically decreased recently...so please bear with me. :)
CHALLENGES I'M PARTICIPATING IN:
: Complete fail. We moved and I became a mom. Trying to adjust to life. Hopefully will participate in 2016.
2014 & 2015 Pages Read Challenge
2013 Pages Read Challenge
Goal: 18,000 pages
YTD Total: 6,826 pages = 37.9% of goal
September: 795 pages. 21) The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison. 410 pages.
20) Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2) by Robin LaFevers. 385 pages.
August: 1,469 pages 19) Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by Robin LaFevers. 559 pages.
18) The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass. 323 pages.
17) The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass. 327 pages. 16) Ripple by Mandy Hubbard. 260 pages.
July: 1,719 pages 15) Elixir by Hilary Duff. 327 pages.
14) The Dream Keeper and other poems by Langston Hughes. 83 pages.
13) The Center of Everything by Linda Urban. 197 pages. (ARC)
12) PODs by Michelle Pickett. 312 pages. 11) Fool for Love (Cupcake Lovers, #1) by Beth Ciotta. 368 pages.
10) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. 432 pages. (ARC)
June: 971 pages 9) This is what happy looks like by Jennifer E. Smith. 416 pages.
8) Just for now by Abbi Glines. 304 pages. 7) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. 251 pages.
May: 340 pages 6) Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. 340 pages.
April: 236 pages 5) Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. 236 pages.
March: 829 pages 4) Unravel Me by Tehereh Mafi. 461 pages.
3) You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle. 368 pages. (ARC)
January: 467 pages 2) City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster. 364 pages. (ARC)
1) Destroy Me by Tehereh Mafi. 103 pages.
2012 Pages Read Challenge
Goal: 18,000 pages
YTD Total: 13,295 pages = 73.8% of goal
December: 1,499 pages 42) Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen. 336 pages.
41) Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. 327 pages. 40) Falling by Jolene Perry. 377 pages.
39) Captured by Erica Stevens. 168 pages. 38) Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate. 291 pages.
November: 663 pages 37) Leif by Abbi Glines. 94 pages.
36) Ceaseless by Abbi Glines. 195 pages. 35) Predestined by Abbi Glines. 213 pages.
34) Existence by Abbi Glines. 161 pages.
October: 1,517 pages 33) Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 366 pages.
32) Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 268 pages.
31) Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi. 103 pages. 30) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. 338 pages.
29) Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi. 68 pages. 28) Under the Never Sky by by Veronica Rossi. 374 pages.
September: 972 pages 27) Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh. 429 pages.
26) Nevermore by Kelly Creagh. 543 pages.
August: 1,591 pages 25) Delirium by Lauren Oliver. 441 pages.
24) Timepiece by Myra McEntire. 325 pages. 23) Hourglass by Myra McEntire. 390 pages.
22) Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. 435 pages.
July: 750 pages 21) Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. 305 pages.
20) Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris. 445 pages. June: 454 pages.
19) Between by Jessica Warman. 454 pages.
May: 2,112 pages 18) Don't Expect Magic by Kathy McCullough. 247 pages.
17) Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. 391 pages.
16) The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa. 394 pages. 15) The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa. 359 pages.
14) The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa. 358 pages. 13) The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. 363 pages.
April: 198 pages 12) Stuff We All Get by K. L. Denman. 114 pages.
11) Indigo by Alice Hoffman. 84 pages.
March: 374 pages 10) Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. 374 pages.
February: 304 pages 9) Mistwood by Leah Cypess. 304 pages.
January: 2,861 pages 8) Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon. 344 pages.
7) Crossed by Ally Condie. 367 pages. 6) Stardust by Neil Gaiman. 333 pages.
5) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 387 pages.
4) The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. 356 pages.
3) Obsidian (a Lux novel, Bk.1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 268 pages.
2) Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian. 322 pages 1) Halo by Alexandra Adornetto. 484 pages.
2011 Pages Read Challenge
Goal: 15,000 pages
YTD Total: 16,101 pages = 107% of goal
December: 1,980 pages 58) Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. 487 pages.
57) A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan. 342 pages.
56) Eve by Anna Carey. 322 pages. 55) The 13 Clocks by James Thurber. 124 pages.
54) Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan. 307 pages. 53) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. 418 pages.
November: 3,669 pages 52) The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher. 151 pages.
51) Matched by Ally Condie. 366 pages. 50) Hourglass by Myra McEntire. 390 pages.
49) Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. 338 pages.
48) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. 372 pages. 47) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. 338 pages.
46) The City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, Bk. 2) by Cassandra Clare. 453 pages.
45) The Wonderful O by James Thurber. 72 pages.
44) The Time Machine by H. G. Wells. 121 pages. 43) We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han. 291 pages.
42) It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han. 275 pages.
41) The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. 276 pages 40) I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder. 226 pages
October: 1,303 pages. 39) City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Bk.1) by Cassandra Clare. 485 pages.
38) Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps, #1) by R. L. Stine. 123 pages.
37) Queen of the Dead (The Ghost and the Goth, 2) by Stacey Kade. 266 pages.
36) Demonglass (Hex Hall, 2) by Rachel Hawkins. 359 pages.
35) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. 70 pages.
September: 1,108 pages. 34) Wolves, Boys, & Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler. 371 pages.
33) Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. 442 pages. 32) Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik. 295 pages.
August: 2,245 pages. 31) The Secret Circle: The Captive Part 2 and The Power by L. J. Smith. 390 pages.
30) The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part 1 by L. J. Smith. 396 pages.
29) Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. 323 pages. 26-28) The Nine Lives of Chloe King: The Fallen, The Stolen, and The Chosen by Liz Braswell. 771 pages.
25) Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers. 365 pages.
July: 1,151 pages. 24) The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade. 281 pages.
23) Beastly by Alex Flinn. 304 pages. 22) Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo.167 pages.
21) The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. 269 pages.
20) Stonewords: A Ghost Story by Pam Conrad. 130 pages.
June: no books completed May: 935 pages.
19) Princess in Love (The Princess Diaries, bk.3) by Meg Cabot. 229 pages.
18) Princess in the Spotlight (The Princess Diaries, bk.2) by Meg Cabot. 223 pages.
17) The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. 283 pages.
16) Rules by Cynthia Lord. 200 pages. April: 1,655 pages.
15) Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick. 427 pages. 14) Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. 391 pages.
13) Nevermore by Kelly Creagh. 543 pages. 12) The Boxcar Children (#1) by Gertrude Chandler Warner. 154 pages.
11) The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman. 140 pages.
March: 1,200 pages. 10) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. 370 pages.
9) The Candidates (Delcroix Academy, Bk.1) by Inara Scott. 293 pages.
8) The Princess, the King and the Anarchist by Robert Pagani. 92 pages.
7) Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux. 348 pages.
6) I Had Seen Castles by Cynthia Rylant. 97 pages.
February: 62 pages. 5) The Possession by Annie Ernaux. 62 pages.
January: 793 pages. 4) Erewhon by Samuel Butler. 240 pages.
3) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. 185 pages.
2) Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun, Vol. 2 by Shin Mashiba. 184 pages.
1) Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun, Vol. 1 by Shin Mashiba. 184 pages.
2010 Pages Read Challenge
Goal: 15,000 pages
Total: 13,600 pages = 90.6% of goal completed!
December: 1,280 pages. 53) Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. 335 pages.
48-52) Alice 19th, vols. 1-5 by Yu Watase. 945 pages.
November: 1,133 pages 47) Brooke (Orphans, #3) by V.C. Andrews. 167 pages.
46) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Illustrated Classic Editions) by Arthur Conan Doyle, Adapted by Malvina G. Vogel. 238 pages.
45) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. 127 pages.
44) Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. 160 pages. 43) The Sons of Liberty (v.1) by Alexander Lagos and Joseph Lagos. 176 pages.
42) Loving Will Shakespeare by Carolyn Meyer. 265 pages.
October: 473 pages 41) How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. 222 pages.
40) Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia. 251 pages.
September: 1,424 pages 39) Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith. 528 pages.
38) Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J. Smith. 512 pages.
37) Wait For Dusk (Dark Days, Bk. 5) by Jocelynn Drake. 384 pages.
August: 951 pages 36) Tunes For Bears To Dance To by Robert Cormier. 101 pages.
35) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. 400 pages. 34) The King's Mistress by Emma Campion. 450 pages.
July: 1,088 pages 33) Crescent Moon, vol. 1 by Haruko Iida. 184 pages.
32) Tokyo Mew Mew, Book 1 by Mia Ikumi and Reiko Yoshida. 165 pages.
31) Pray For Dawn (Dark Days, 4) by Jocelynn Drake. 367 pages.
30) Dawnbreaker (Dark Days, 3) by Jocelynn Drake. 372 pages.
June: 771 pages 29) The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors by Michele Young-Stone. 372 pages.
28) Vampire Kisses (Bk. 1) by Ellen Schreiber. 253 pages.
27) I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn. 146 pages.
May: 594 pages. 26) The Courageous Princess by Rod Espinosa. 238 pages.
25) Dayhunter by Jocelynn Drake. 356 pages.
April: 1,511 pages. 24) Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl. 81 pages.
23) Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake. 370 pages. 22) Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. 183 pages.
21) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. 155 pages.
20) Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. 139 pages. 19) The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling. 111 pages.
18) The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards. 252 pages.
17) Through the looking-glass, and what Alice found there by Lewis Carroll. 224 pages.
March: 1,779 pages. Completed 29.1% at the end of March!
16) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. 206 pages.
15) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. 391 pages
14) Someone To Love by Jude Deveraux. 308 pages 13) Daisy Miller by Henry James. 126 pages
12) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. 374 pages x 2 = 748 pages
February: 1,796 pages. Completed 17.3% at the end of February!
11) Princess Nevermore by Dian Curtis Regan. 232 pages
10) The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. 383 pages 9) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. 226 pages.
8) Breakout by Paul Fleischman. 124 pages 7) Night Journeys by Avi. 143 pages
6) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. 186 pages 5) Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. 502 pages
January: 796 pages. Completed 5.3% in January!
4) Green Angel by Alice Hoffman. 116 pages 3) Heroes by Robert Cormier. 135 pages
2) Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black. 331 pages
1) My Brother Sam is Dead by James and Chris Collier. 214 pages
A-Z New Authors Read & Release Challenge
Here's the challenge thread where I'll post. Send me a PM if you're participating and want to trade books.
2012 Reduce Mount TBR Challenge
It's my first time participating in this challenge. Goal: read 25 books from my Mt TBR.
1001-Books to read before you die:
Read five "1001-books" (i.e. somewhat achievable for me). 2013 Goal:
1) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
Actually read ten "1001-books" this year. Complete fail! 2012 Goal:
Read ten "1001-books"...only read 5.
1) Erewhon by Samuel Butler.
2) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
3) The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
4) The Wonderful O by James Thurber
5) The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
Read ten "1001-books"...but only read six. 2010 Goal:
1) Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
2) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
3) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4) Through the looking-glass, and what Alice found there by Lewis Carroll
5) Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
6) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
My Favorite Books Read in 2013
Unravel Me by Tehereh Mafi
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by Robin LaFevers
Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
My Favorite Books Read in 2012
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Crossed by Ally Condie
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
My Favorite Books Read in 2011
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Matched by Ally Condie
Wolves, Boys, & Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler.
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
My Favorite Books Read in 2010!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
On the List for these Book Rings/Rays:
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (News-Hound)
Past Book Rings/Rays:
Thanks for sharing!
Moon Shell Beach: A Novel by Nancy Thayer (sherrisue76)
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron (Bluestocking88)
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (sherrisue76)
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman (kerbam1421)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (galleycat)
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (Jonniboi)
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen (perryfran)
Manga/Graphic Novel Bookbox! (k00kaburra)
Erewhon by Samuel Butler (perryfran)
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (grubsneerg)
The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman (perryfran)
HOORAY! My first two true wild releases were caught by an anonymous finder:
www.bookcrossing.com/---/7762718" target="_blank">Shoot Him If He Runs (Stone Barrington) by Stuart Woods 11/22/10
www.bookcrossing.com/---/8414196" target="_blank">The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz 11/22/10
My Favorite Manga:
Alice in the Country of Hearts, Black Bird, Library Wars, Vampire Knight, Crescent Moon, Alice 19th, Crimson Hero, Tokyo Mew Mew.
Most of the manga I read is from the public library and I don't include most of the manga I read in my pages read challenge stats.