2018

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I’ve set myself a task of reading 200 books this year, broken down into:

30 TBR

50 Divine

100 Netgalley

20 Paperbacks

I’ve done the Goodreads challenge every year since I joined as a member in 2011. My stats have been a little up and down since then. By the looks of it, I’m either getting more generous or I’m finding more books that I absolutely LOVE. ūüėõ Here’s the basics:

2017

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Challenge 1 РDivine Magazine Review Challenge

I’ve been reviewing for Divine Magazine for a long time, now, and I’ve discovered some amazing books. I’ve listed 100, as that seems to be my average for a year, but I am planning on cutting back this year, to give myself more time to focus on my Netgalley list.

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1. The Perfect Cup – Dominic Clark (5)

2. His Personal Assistant (Men of New York #1) – L.J. Harris (3)
3. The Dragon’s Devotion (The Chronicles of Tournai #5) – Antonia Aquilante (3)
4. The Raven Prince and Other Stories РJean-Paul Whitehall (5) (also appears on Netgalley review list)
5. New Heights – Quinn Anderson (5)
6. Secret Seth – Ki Brightly (5)
7. Jace’s Trial (Trials in Abingdon #1) – J.M. Wolf (4)
8. The Architect and the Castle of Glass – Jade Mere (5)
9. Vice Enforcer (Vice #2) – S.A. Stovall (5)

10. Murder Takes the High Road РJosh Lanyon (5) (also appears on Netgalley review list)

11. Tomb of the God King – Julia Talbot (2)
12. Rogue in the Making (Studies in Demonology #2) – T.J. Nichols (5)
13. The Wanderer (Chronicles of the Riftland #1) – Rowan McAllister (5)
14. Incubus Adored (Gravidam #1) – Ki Brightly (4)
15. The Alcove (Lavender Shores #7) РRosalind Abel (5)
16. Twice Bitten – Rayna Vause (2)
17. Incubus Honeymoon (Arcana Imperii #1) – August Li (3)
18. Happy Endings (Cozzi Cove #5) – Joe Cosentino (5)
19. Love It Like You Stole It – Ki Brightly (4)

20. Salt Magic, Skin Magic – Lee Welch (5)

21.¬†Ciarrah’s Light¬†(The Sun Child Chronicles #3) – Lou Hoffman (3)
22. Liam for Hire – A. Zukowski (5)
23. The Wilderness (Lavender Shores #8) РRosalind Abel (5)
24. A New Beginning for Angelo (A Hampton Road Club Story) – Morticia Knight (5)
25. Strays – A.J. Thomas (5)
26. Holiday Tales from Fairyland (Tales from Fairyland #2) РJoe Cosentino (4)
27. For the Love of Luke – David C. Dawson (4)
28. Earthly Pleasures – Sera Trevor (5)
29. Hesitant Heart (The Hampton Road Club #1, 2nd Edition) – Morticia Knight (5)

30. A Vampire’s Heart (Ellowyn Found #1) – Kayleigh Sky (2)

31. To Be Honest (#lovehim #2) – S.M. James (5)
32. Blood for the Spilling (Studies in Demonology #3) – T.J. Nichols (5)
33. Sweet Clematis (Being(s) in Love #9) – R. Cooper (4)
34. The Academy – Quinn Anderson (4)
35. Struck (The Lightning Project #1) – Victoria Kinnaird (5)
36. The Legend of Gentleman John – T.J. Nichols (5)
37. Trapped in the Valley of the Kings – Blue Jones (5)
38. Hero for the Holidays (Spandex and Superpowers #4) – Charles Payseur (4)
39. Showers, Flowers, and Fangs – Aidan Wayne (5)

40. The Victorian (Lavender Shores #9) – Rosalind Abel (5)

 

Challenge 2 – 20 Book Paperback Challenge

Goal: to read 20 Agatha Christie paperbacks, which have been ignored for too long.

1. The Mummy: Or Ramses the Damned – Anne Rice (5)

2. The Prince’s Consort (The Chronicles of Tournai #1) – Antonia Aquilante (5)
3. The Artist’s Masquerade¬†(The Chronicles of Tournai #2) – Antonia Aquilante (5)
4. The Scholar’s Heart¬†(The Chronicles of Tournai #3) – Antonia Aquilante (5)
5. The Sorcerer’s Guardian¬†(The Chronicles of Tournai #4) – Antonia Aquilante (5)
6. A Meditation on Murder (Death in Paradise #1) – Robert Thorogood (3)
7. Black Butler, Vol. 1 – Yana Toboso, Tomo Kimura (5)
8. Murder on the Ballarat Train (Miss Phryne Fisher #3) – Kerry Greenwood (3)
9. The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1) – Agatha Christie (5)

10. Hufflepuff House Edition (Harry Potter #1) – J.K. Rowling (5)

11. Gryffindor House Edition (Harry Potter #1) РJ.K. Rowling (5)
12. Ravenclaw House Edition (Harry Potter #1) РJ.K. Rowling (5)
13. Slytherin House Edition (Harry Potter #1) РJ.K. Rowling (5)
14. The Body in the Library (Miss Marple #2) – Agatha Christie (5)
15. In Enemy Hands – M.A. Church (5)
16.¬†The Prince’s Consort (The Chronicles of Tournai #1) – Antonia Aquilante (5)
17.¬†The Artist’s Masquerade (The Chronicles of Tournai #2) – Antonia Aquilante (5)
18. The Scholar’s Heart (The Chronicles of Tournai #3) – Antonia Aquilante (5)
19. The Sorcerer’s Guardian (The Chronicles of Tournai #4) – Antonia Aquilante (5)

20. The Dragon’s Devotion (The Chronicles of Tournai #5) – Antonia Aquilante (3)

21. North Pole City Tales – Charlie Cochet (5)

Challenge 3 – 30 E-Book TBR Challenge

1. Forged in Fire – Mine (5)

2. Love Unmasked – Dale Cameron Lowry (5)
3. A Zombie Christmas – Anthony Renfro (2)
4. The Christmas Throwaway – R.J. Scott (2)
5. His Vampire Lover – Pascaline Lestrange (1)
6. Speak With the Dead –¬†Jacqueline Rohrbach (4)
7. The Rage for Life – David Taransaud (5)
8. Hollywood Hookup – Bella Liddell (2)
9. By Chance, in the Dark – Matthew Bright (4)

10. Collision with Reality (In Like Flynn #1) – Storm Duffy (4)

11.¬†The Gravediggers Union Issue #1 –¬†Wes Craig (3)
12.¬†The Black Monday Murders Issue #1 –¬†Jonathan Hickman (4)
13. John Wick Issue #1 – Greg Pak (4)
14. The Black Monday Murders Issue #2 – Jonathan Hickman (4)
15. The Walking Dead Issue #1 – Robert Kirkman (3)
16. Edward Scissorhands – Kate Leth (5)
17. Kill Shakespeare Issue #1 – Anthony Del Col (3)
18. Kill Shakespeare Issue #2 РAnthony Del Col (4)
19. Assassin’s Creed (Free Comic Book Day 2016) – Anthony Del Col (3)

20. Kill Shakespeare Vol. 1: A Sea of Troubles РAnthony Del Col (4)

21.¬†I, Frankenstein: Genesis #1 –¬†Kevin Grevioux (4)
22. Dinosaurs vs Aliens – Free Issue 0 – Barry Sonnenfeld (4)
23. Alien – Free Issue 0 – John Arcudi, Brad Anderson (3)
24. The Sadhu Issue 1 – Gotham Chopra, Jeevan J. Kang (5)
25. Wonder Woman FCBD 2017 Special Edition #1 – Greg Rucka (4)
26. Caliber: First Canon of Justice #1 – Sam Sarkar, Garrie Gastonny (5)
27. Damned If You Do – Marie Sexton (5)
28. Vice City (Vice #1) – S.A. Stovall (5)
29.¬†The X-Files: Origins #1: Chapter One –¬†by¬†Jody Houser (3)

30.¬†Hellboy 20th Anniversary Sampler #0 (Dark Horse Samplers) –¬†by¬†Mike Mignola (2)

31.¬†Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Graphic Novel – Ransom Riggs (3)
32.¬†Prometheus/Aliens/AvP/Predator: Fire & Stone sampler #0 (Dark Horse Samplers) –¬†by¬†Chris Roberson¬†(3)
33.¬†Rex Libris #1¬†(Rex Libris #1) –¬†by¬†James Turner (2)
34.¬†Shekhar Kapur’s Devi – Bhairavi, Issue 1 (Shekhar Kapur’s Devi #1) –¬†by¬†Shekhar Kapur (4)
35. Bank Run (Expanding Horizons #2) РAlli Reshi (4)
36. The Black Monday Murders Vol. 1 –¬†Jonathan Hickman (5)
37.¬†The Black Monday Murders Issue 5 –¬†Jonathan Hickman (5)
38. The Black Monday Murders Issue 6 –¬†Jonathan Hickman (5)
39. Constantine Issue 1 – Jeff Lemire (3)

40. Constantine Issue 2 РJeff Lemire (3)

41. Secret Service 1 – Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons (5)
42. His Boy РDean Cole (5)
43. Villains РAndrea Speed (3)
44. The Little Crow (In the Shadows #1) – Caitlin Ricci (5)
45. The Broken Butterfly (In the Shadows #2) – Caitlin Ricci (5)
46. Dark Matter, Rebirth: Issue 1 – Joseph Mallozzi (4)
47. Dark Matter, Rebirth: Issue 2 РJoseph Mallozzi (4)
48. Dark Matter, Rebirth: Issue 3 РJoseph Mallozzi (4)
49. Dark Matter, Rebirth: Issue 4 РJoseph Mallozzi (4)

50. Secret Service 2 РMark Millar, Dave Gibbons (4)

51. The Demon Catcher РLesley Hastings (4)
52. Secret Service 3 – Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons (4)
53. Secret Service 4 РMark Millar, Dave Gibbons (4)
54. The Ronin and the Fox РCornelia Grey (4)
55. How the Supervillain Stole Christmas (Spandex and Superpowers #1) – Charles Payseur (3)
56. Comic Book Romance (Spandex and Superpowers #2) – Charles Payseur (4)
57. Black Butler, Vol. 2 РYana Toboso (5)
58. Black Butler, Vol. 3 РYana Toboso (5)
59. The Corruption Sequence (Harry Potter Fan-Fic) РBeren_Writes (5)

60. Can’t Hurry Love – M. Jules Aedin (5)

61. On Wings of Thunder РM.D. Grimm (5)
62. Going Up – Amy Lane (2)
63. Blood Moon – Amelita Rae (2)
64. Warlock in Training (A Study in Demonology #1) – T.J. Nichols (5)
65. The Reunion (Decadent #5) – Me! (5)
66. The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) РJames Dashner (5)
67. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) РJames Dashner (5)
68. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) РJames Dashner (5)
69. The Kill Order (The Maze Runner #0.5) РJames Dashner (3)

70. Thomas’s First Memory of the Flare (The Maze Runner #2.5) James Dashner (5)

71. The Fever Code (The Maze Runner #0.6) РJames Dashner (3)
72. The Maze Runner Files (The Maze Runner) РJames Dashner (2)
73. The Palisade (Lavender Shores #1) – Rosalind Abel (5)
74. The Garden (Lavender Shores #2) – Rosalind Abel (5)
75. The Veranda (Lavender Shores #3) РRosalind Abel (5)
76. The Shipwreck (Lavender Shores #4) РRosalind Abel (5)
77. The Hideaway (Lavender Shores #5) РRosalind Abel (5)
78. The Glasshouse (Lavender Shores #6) РRosalind Abel (5)
79. Never Let Me Go РMine (5)

80. The Soldati Prince (Soldati Hearts #1) РCharlie Cochet (5)

81. Black Butler, Vol. 4 РYana Toboso (5)
82. Black Butler, Vol. 5 РYana Toboso (5)
83. Black Butler, Vol. 6 РYana Toboso (5)
84. Black Butler, Vol. 7 – Yana Toboso (5)
85. Black Butler, Vol. 8 РYana Toboso (5)
86. Black Butler, Vol. 9 РYana Toboso (5)
87. Black Butler, Vol. 10 РYana Toboso (5)
88. Black Butler, Vol. 11 РYana Toboso (5)
89. Black Butler, Vol. 12 РYana Toboso (5)

90. The Glasshouse (Lavender Shores #6) РRosalind Abel (5)

91. The Alcove (Lavender Shores #7) РRosalind Abel (5)
92. Black Butler, Vol. 13 – Yana Toboso (5)
93. Black Butler, Vol. 14 – Yana Toboso (5)
94. Black Butler, Vol. 15 РYana Toboso (5)
95. Black Butler, Vol. 16 РYana Toboso (5)
96. Black Butler, Vol. 17 РYana Toboso (5)
97. Black Butler, Vol. 18 РYana Toboso (5)
98. The Naked Prince and Other Stories from Fairyland (Tales from Fairyland #1) – Joe Cosentino (4)
99. Black Butler, Vol. 19 РYana Toboso (5)

100. Black Butler, Vol. 20 РYana Toboso (5)

101. Black Butler, Vol. 21 РYana Toboso (5)
102. Black Butler, Vol. 22 РYana Toboso (5)
103. Black Butler, Vol. 23 РYana Toboso (5)
104. Black Butler, Vol. 24 РYana Toboso (5)
105. Black Butler, Vol. 25 РYana Toboso (5)
106. Black Butler, Vol. 26 РYana Toboso (5)
107. The Key of Behliseth (The Sun Child Chronicles #1) – Lou Hoffmann (4)
108. Wraith Queen’s Veil (The Sun Child Chronicles #2) – Lou Hoffman (4)
109. Darkling (Port Lewis Witches #1) – Brooklyn Ray (5)

110. Click Your Heels – Blaine D. Arden (4)

111. Igor the Movie Prequel (4)
112. The Curse of Dracula – Marv Wolfman (3)
113. Game of Thrones, Graphic Novel Issue 1 – George R.R. Martin (4)
114. Game of Thrones, Graphic Novel Issue 2 РGeorge R.R. Martin (4)
115. Game of Thrones, Graphic Novel Issue 3 РGeorge R.R. Martin (4)
116. Game of Thrones, Graphic Novel Issue 4 РGeorge R.R. Martin (4)
117. Game of Thrones, Graphic Novel Issue 5 РGeorge R.R. Martin (4)
118. The Short Story Special (Decadent #6) – Mine (5)
119. That Feeling When… (#lovehim #1) – S.M. James (5)

120. In Real Life (#lovehim #1.5) – S.M. James (5)

121. No Big Deal (#lovehim #1.8) – S.M. James (5)
122. Warlock in Training (Studies in Demonology #1) – T.J. Nichols (5)
123. Rogue in the Making (Studies in Demonology #2) – T.J. Nichols (5)
124. Loup Affame Renard Insense (Being(s) in Love #9.5) – R. Cooper (3)
125. Being(s) in Love Bundle (Being(s) in Love #1-#5) – R. Cooper (5)
126. How the Supervillain Stole Christmas (Spandex and Superpowers #1) – Charles Payseur (3)
127. Comic Book Romance (Spandex and Superpowers #2) – Charles Payseur (4)
128. The Werewolf Before Christmas (Spandex and Superpowers #3) – Charles Payseur (4)
129. Treasure for Treasure (Being(s) in Love #7) – R. Cooper (4)

130. His Mossy Boy (Being(s) in Love #8) – R. Cooper (5)

131. Spring’s (Not So Secret) Secret (Being(s) in Love #5.5) – R. Cooper (5)
132. The Wilderness (Lavender Shores #8) – Rosalind Abel (5)

Challenge 4 – The Netgalley Challenge.

I’ve set myself a task of reading 100 books¬†from my Netgalley TBR list (approx 250 at time of writing.)

1. Space Mac – Emma Jane (2)

2. Only You – Kay Doherty (5)
3. Velvet Claw – L.J. Hamlin (2)
4. Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillenial Sleuth, 1) – L.J.M. Owens (4)
5. Mayan Mendacity (Dr Pimms, Intermillenial Sleuth, 2) РL.J.M. Owens (4)
6. Egyptian Enigma (Dr Pimms, Intermillenial Sleuth, 3) РL.J.M. Owens (3)
7. The Raven Prince and Other Stories РJean-Paul Whitehall (5) (also appears on Divine review list)
8. Fang-tastic Friends (Vlad the World’s Worst Vampire #2) – Anna Wilson (4)
9.¬†The Damned, Vol 1: Three Days Dead –¬†Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt (5)

10.¬†The Damned, Vol 2: Ill Gotten –¬†Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt (5)

11. A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns – Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson (5)
12. Murder Takes the High Road РJosh Lanyon (5) (also appears on Divine review list)
13. Oops, Caught (Expanding Horizons #1) – Alli Reshi (4)
14. Tremontaine Season 1 – Ellen Kushner (4)
15. Tremontaine Season 2 – Episode 1 – Ellen Kushner (4)
16. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 2 РEllen Kushner (4)
17. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 3 РEllen Kushner (4)
18. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 4 РEllen Kushner (5)
19. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 5 РEllen Kushner (4)

20. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 6 РEllen Kushner (4)

21. Death at Victoria Dock (Phryne Fisher #4) РKerry Greenwood (3)
22. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 7 РEllen Kushner (5)
23. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 8 РEllen Kushner (4)
24. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 9 РEllen Kushner (4)
25. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 10 РEllen Kushner (5)
26. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 11 РEllen Kushner (5)
27. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 12 РEllen Kushner (5)
28. Tremontaine Season 2 РEpisode 13 РEllen Kushner (5)
29. Magic Ties Together РNina Begonia (3)

30. Midnight Twist – Rian Durant (2)

31. Beast – Jaime Sullivan (4)
32. The Witch Stone (Court of Ash and Thorn #1) РJasmine Hong (2)
33. The Green Mill Murder (Phryne Fisher #5) – Kerry Greenwood (2)
34. Rork: The Ghosts – Andreas (3)
35. In Azgarth’s Shadow (Azgath’s Saga #2) – Cassie Sweet (4)
36. Darkling (Port Lewis Witches’ #1) – Brooklyn Ray (5)
37. The Devil You Know – Camilla Quinn (5)
38. No River Wide Enough – Mel Bossa (2)
39. Smoke Signals РMeredith Katz (5)

40. Firestorm – Caitlin Ricci (3)

41. The Forbidden Harbour, Part 1 РTeresa Radic (3)
42. Perfect World Vol. 1 РRie Aruga (5)
43. Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks, Vol. 1 РJamie S. Rich (4)
44. NuBiAh – Thomas Jones (2)
45. A Son of the Sun – Fabian Nury (4)
46.¬†The Merchant’s Love (The Chronicles of Tournai #6) – Antonia Aquilante (4)
47. Undertow (Port Lewis Witches #2) РBrooklyn Ray (5)
48.¬†Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey – D.J. Milky (3)
49. Merry Men – Robert Roddi (4)

50. Experiment Number Six – Mina MacLeod (3)

51. The Adventures of Technicality Man – Jessica Meats (2)

Are you doing any challenges this year? Let me know.

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