2019

I’ve done the Goodreads challenge every year since I joined as a member in 2011. Here’s the basics:

Goals

10 Agatha Christie Paperbacks 10 Other Paperbacks

50 Review (Divine or Other) 50 TBR E-Books

My Own Books – for Editing 150 Netgalley Books

All Books

1. Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) – Elizabeth Peters (5)

2. Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2) – Elizabeth Peters (5)

3. The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody #3) – Elizabeth Peters (5)

4. Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody #4) – Elizabeth Peters (5)

5. Deeds of the Disturber (Amelia Peabody #5) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

6. The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody #6) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

7. Foreign to You (Foreign to You #1) – Jeremy Martin (5)

8. The Bright Side Brigade – MINE!

9. The Snake, The Crocodile, and the Dog (Amelia Peabody #7) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

10. The Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody #8) – Elizabeth Peters (5)

11. Nasu (Blood Sealed #1) – Jet Lupin (2 – DNF)

12. Seeing A Large Cat (Amelia Peabody #9) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

13. Bind Me In Steel (Bind Me #1) – BEAST (5)

14. The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Amelia Peabody #10) – Elizabeth Peters (5)

15. Ostakis – Angelica Primm (4)

16. Jordan vs All the Boys – John Goode (5)

17. Heroes for Ghosts (A Love Across Time #1) – Jackie North (3)

18. The Falcon at the Portal (Amelia Peabody #11) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

19. Thunder in the Sky (Amelia Peabody #12) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

20. Honey From the Lion (A Love Across Time #2) – Jackie North (2 – DNF)

21. Wild As A West Texas Wind (A Love Across Time #3) – Jackie North (2- DNF)

22. Lord of the Silent (Amelia Peabody #13) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

23. In the City by the Lake – Taylor Saracen (5)

24. Star Collector, Vol. 1 – Sophie Schönhammer, Anna Backhausen (3)

25. Bone Parish, Vol. 1 – Cullen Bunn (5)

26. The Golden One (Amelia Peabody #14) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

27. Shadowmancer (Paladin Charm #1) – Devin Harnois (5)

28. Children of the Storm (Amelia Peabody #15) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

29. The Pack or the Panther (Tales of the Harker Pack #1) – Tara Lain (2)

30. Wolf in Gucci Loafers (Tales of the Harker Pack #2) – Tara Lain (2)

31. Winter’s Wolf (Tales of the Harker Pack #3) – Tara Lain (3)

32. Hidden Powers (Superordinary Society #1) – Tara Lain (2 – DNF)

33. A Walk Through Hell, Vol 1 – Garth Ennis (1 – DNF)

34. Guardian of the Horizon (Amelia Peabody #16) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

35. The Serpent on the Crown (Amelia Peabody #17) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

36. The Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody #18) – Elizabeth Peters (4)

37. A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody #19) – Elizabeth Peters (5)

38. The Painted Queen (Amelia Peabody #20) – Elizabeth Peters (3)

39. Port Lewis Witches: Volume 1 (Port Lewis Witches #1-2) – Brooklyn Ray (5)

40. Unbroken (Port Lewis Witches #2.5) – Brooklyn Ray (5)

41. The Secretary and the Ghost (Read by Candlelight #1) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

42. A Royal Craving (The Royal Series #1) – Mine (content gathering)

43. A Royal Promise (The Royal Series #2) – Mine (content gathering)

44. A Royal Miracle (The Royal Series #3) – Mine (content gathering)

45. A Royal Legacy: Part 1 (The Royal Series #4) – Mine (final edits)

46. Scent (Omega Angel Cafe #1) – Hawke Oakley (3)

47. Black Butler Vol 1 – Yana Toboso (5)

48. Black Butler Vol 2 – Yana Toboso (5)

49. Black Butler Vol 3 – Yana Toboso (5)

50. The Mystery of Brackenwell Hall (Read by Candlelight #1) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

51. Black Butler Vol 4 – Yana Toboso (5)

52. Murder in Abysinnia: A Renee Stone Adventure – Julie Birmant, Clement Oubrerie (1 – DNF)

53. Saint Young Men – Hikaru Nakamura (2 – DNF)

54. Black Butler Vol 5 – Yana Toboso (5)

55. Black Butler Vol 6 – Yana Toboso (5)

56. Black Butler Vol 7 – Yana Toboso (5) 

57. Black Butler Vol 8 – Yana Toboso (5)

58. Black Butler Vol 9 – Yana Toboso (5)

59. Black Butler Vol 10 – Yana Toboso (5)

60. Black Butler Vol 11 – Yana Toboso (5)

61. Black Butler Vol 12 – Yana Toboso (5)

62. Black Butler Vol 13 – Yana Toboso (5)

63. Black Butler Vol 14 – Yana Toboso (5)

64. Black Butler Vol 15 – Yana Toboso (5)

65. Black Butler Vol 16 – Yana Toboso (5)

66. Black Butler Vol 17 – Yana Toboso (5)

67. Black Butler Vol 18 – Yana Toboso (5)

68. Star Collector, Vol. 1 – Sophie Schonhammer, Anna Backhausen (3)

69. Star Collector, Vol. 2 – Sophie Schonhammer, Anna Backhausen (2)

70. Black Butler Vol 19 – Yana Toboso (5)

71. Black Butler Vol 20 – Yana Toboso (5)

72. Black Butler Vol 21 – Yana Toboso (5)

73. Black Butler Vol 22 – Yana Toboso (5)

74. Black Butler Vol 23 – Yana Toboso (5)

75. Black Butler Vol 24 – Yana Toboso (5)

76. Black Butler Vol 25 – Yana Toboso (5)

77. Black Butler Vol 26 – Yana Toboso (5)

78. Black Butler Vol 27 – Yana Toboso (5)

79. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol 1 (Volume 1 & 2) – Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata (5)

80. John Wick, Issue 3 – Greg Pak (4)

81. John Wick, Issue 4 – Greg Pak (4)

82. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol 2 (Volume 3 & 4) – Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata (5)

83. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol 3 (Volume 5 & 6) – Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata (5)

84. Innocence and Carnality – J. Alan Veerkamp (5)

85. Breaks, Volume 1 – Emma Vieceli, Malin Ryden (3)

86. The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe – Stacy King (4)

87. Love Pistols, Vol 1 – Tarako Kotobuki (4)

88. Love Pistols, Vol 2 – Tarako Kotobuki (4)

89. Love Pistols, Vol 3 – Tarako Kotobuki (4)

90. Love Pistols, Vol 4 – Tarako Kotobuki (4)

91. Don’t Be Cruel: 2-in-1 Edition (Volume 1 & 2) – Yonezou Nekota (3)

92. Blood and Circuses (Phyrne Fisher #6) – Kerry Greenwood (2 – DNF)

93. Bouzu to Kumo – Haji (3)

94. Bara to Lion, Volume 1 – Narise Konohara (2)

95. Bara to Lion, Volume 2 – Narise Konohara (2)

96. Coyote, Volume 1 – Ranmaru Zariya (5)

97. Coming Up For Air – Amanda Meuwissen (2)

98. The Mage on the Hill (The Web of Arcana #1) – Angel Martinez (5)

99. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol 4 (Volume 7 & 8) – Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata (5)

100. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol 5 (Volume 9 & 10) – Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata (5)

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101. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol 6 (Volume 11 & 12) – Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata (5)

102. The Secretary and the Ghost (Read by Candlelight #1) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

103. The Mystery of Brackenwell Hall (Read by Candlelight #1) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

104. The Well-Dressed Werewolf (Read by Candlelight #3) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

105. Stiletto, Vol. 1, by Palle Schmidt (3)

106. Captain Ginger, Vol. 1, by Stuart Moore (5)

107. Dream Daddy – Leighton Gray (4)

108. Prince of Hearts (Elders and Welders Chronicles #1) – Margaret Foxe (5)

109. A Dark Heart (Elders and Welders Chronicles #2) – Margaret Foxe (4)

110. Gretchen (Zombillenium #1) – Arthur De Pins (5)

111. Dark Prince (Dark/Carpathians #1) – Christine Feehan (2 (Previously 5*))

112. Earthly Pleasures – Sera Trevor (5)

113. To The Highest Bidder (A Planet Called Wish #1) – Caitlin Ricci (5)

114. Fantasy For A Gentleman (A Planet Called Wish #2) – Caitlin Ricci (4)

115. Falling Into the Black (A Planet Called Wish #3) – Caitlin Ricci (4 (Previously 5*))

116. Escape to Paradise (A Planet Called Wish #4) – Caitlin Ricci (3)

117. Masks (Masks #1) – Amara Lynn (5)

118. Raven (Masks #2) – Amara Lynn (5)

119. A Murder is Announced (Miss Marple #4) – Agatha Christie (5)

120. Silenci – R.M. Sayan (3)

121. Hope, Tears, Steam, Gears – Gregory L. Norris (3)

122. Ground Insurrection (Wizard Wars #1) Mell Eight (5)

123. The Troubadour and the Prince – E.S. Wyverne (3)

124. Life Itself – Elizabeth Bones (3)

125. Royal Rescue – A. Alex Logan (1)

126. Under the Midnight Sun – Lore Graham (5)

127. Hearts of Fire (Chevalier #1) – Kay Doherty (5)

128. The Trade – Mine

129. John Wick, Issue 5 – Greg Pak (4)

130. Three Days Dead (The Damned, Vol. 1) – Cullen Bunn (5)

131. Ill-Gotten (The Damned, Vol. 2) – Cullen Bunn (5)

132. Prodigal Sons (The Damned, Vol. 3) – Cullen Bunn (5)

133. Son of Beauty, God of Death – Sera Trevor (5)

134. Curses, Foiled Again – Sera Trevor (5)

135. Forward the Hunt – Lotus Oakes (4)

136. Pyre at the Eyreholme Trust – Lin Darrow (4)

137. The Black Mage – Daniel Barnes (4)

138. Frostbite – Alexandria Bellefleur (5)

139. Honeythorn – Marina Vivancos (5)

140. Aiden and Ben (Full Moon Dating #1) – Julia Talbot (5)

141. Coy and Denver (Full Moon Dating #2) – Julia Talbot (5)

142. Evgeny and Feng (Full Moon Dating #3) – Julia Talbot (5)

143. Gage and Hamish (Full Moon Dating #4) – Julia Talbot (5)

144. Isaiah and Jameson (Full Moon Dating #5) – Julia Talbot (5)

145. The Demon of Hagermarsh (Virasana Empire: Sir Yaden #1) – Osiris and Beryll Brackhaus (2 – DNF’d at 13%)

146. Saved by Grace – Sita Bethel (1)

147. Breaking His Spell – Foster Bridget Cassidy (5)

148. The Omega’s Gamble (Lord Trenton #1) – Colbie Dunbar (3)

149. The Omega’s Wager (Lord Trenton #2) – Colbie Dunbar (2)

150. The Omega’s Pledge (Lord Trenton #3) – Colbie Dunbar (2)

151. The Omega’s Halloween (Lord Trenton #4) – Colbie Dunbar (1)

152. The Visitor – Evey Brett (5)

153. Lightbearer – L.C. Davis (3)

154. The Soldati Prince (Soldati Hearts #1) – Charlie Cochet (5)

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

156. The Moving Finger (Miss Marple #3) – Agatha Christie (5)

157. Swallow You Whole (Gentleman Demons #1) – Jasper Black (5)

158. Sever Your Spine (Gentleman Demons #2) – Jasper Black (5)

159. Purify Your Soul (Gentleman Demons #3) – Jasper Black (5)

160. The Well-Dressed Werewolf (Read by Candlelight #3) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

161. The Haunted Bedchamber (Read by Candlelight #4) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

162. They Do It With Mirrors (Miss Marple #5) – Agatha Christie (5)

163. The Demon of Hagermarsh (Virasana Empire: Sir Yaden #1) – Osiris and Beryll Brackhaus (finished – 3)

164. A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #6) – Agatha Christie (5)

165. Son of Beauty, God of Death – Sera Trevor (5)

166. Strokes on a Canvas – H. Lewis-Foster (5)

167. The Kitchen Boy – August Li (5)

168. Stalking Buffalo Bill (Shifter U #1) – J. Leigh Bailey (5)

169. Chasing Thunderbird (Shifter U #2) – J. Leigh Bailey (5)

170. The Night Owl and the Insomniac (Shifter U #3) – J. Leigh Bailey (5)

171. Fox Hunt (Shifter U #4) – J. Leigh Bailey (5)

172. On Wings of Passion (On Wings #0.5) – M.D. Grimm (5)

173. On Wings of Thunder (On Wings #1) – M.D. Grimm (5)

174. Coyote, Volume 1 – Ranmaru Zariya (5)

175. Coyote, Volume 2 – Ranmaru Zariya (5)

176. Blue Morning, Volume 1 – Shoko Hidaka (5)

177. Blue Morning, Volume 2 – Shoko Hidaka (5)

178. Blue Morning, Volume 3 – Shoko Hidaka (5)

179. Blue Morning, Volume 4 – Shoko Hidaka (5)

180. Blue Morning, Volume 5 – Shoko Hidaka (5)

181. Blue Morning, Volume 6 – Shoko Hidaka (5)

182. Blue Morning, Volume 7 – Shoko Hidaka (5)

183. The Haunted Bedchamber (Read by Candlelight #4) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

184. The Little Crow / The Broken Butterfly (Paperback Combo) – Caitlin Ricci (5)

185. Sleeping Beauty (Disney Animated Classics) – Lily Murray (5)

186. North Pole City Tales (Collected Paperback Edition) – Charlie Cochet (5)

187. Beyonders, Vol. 1 – Paul Jenkins (5)

188. Sherman, Vol. 1 – Stephen Desberg (3)

189. While the Serpent Sleeps (Hammerfall #1) – Sylvain Runberg (3)

190. Fieldwork – Charles Payseur (5)

191. The Vampire’s Relic (Read by Candlelight #5) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

192. A Pocketful of Stardust (Aster #1) – J.P. Barnaby, Rowal Speedwell (5)

193. The Black Monday Murders, Vol. 1 – Jonathan Hickman (5)

194. The Black Monday Murders, Vol. 2 – Jonathan Hickman (3)

195. Rockets and Romance – Wendy Quall (3)

196. Port Lewis Witches, Vol 1 (Port Lewis Witches #0.5-2) – Brooklyn Ray (5)

197. Unbroken (Port Lewis Witches, #2.5) – Brooklyn Ray (5)

198. Predatory (Port Lewis Witches, #3) – Brooklyn Ray (5)

199. The Damned, Vol. 1 – Cullen Bunn (5)

200. The Damned, Vol. 2 – Cullen Bunn (5)

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201. The Damned, Vol. 3 – Cullen Bunn (5)

202. Noah’s Bane (Lormount City #1) – Wulf Francu Godgluck (5)

203. Zaroff – Sylvian Runberg (5)

204. The Most Dangerous Game – Richard Connell (5)

205. Spiked and Feathered – Jessica Walsh (2)

206. Putting Down Roots – Tam MacNeil (5)

207. Chords – Taylor Roxton (2)

208. Monster and the Beast, Vol. #1 – Renji (5)

209. Heartstopper Vol. 01 – Alice Oseman (3)

210. Heartstopper Vol. 02 – Alice Oseman (3)

211. Into the Deep – Amara Lynn (3)

212. The Harvest Moon (Darkly Enchanted Romance #1) – Joshua Ian (5)

213. Love Unmasked – Dale Cameron Lowry (5)

214. Photo Booth – Lewis Helfand (5)

215. We Kill Monster #1 – Christopher Leone (5)

216. Hitman: Agent 47: Official Movie Prelude – F.J. DeSantao (3)

217. 1001 Arabian Nights, #1 – Joe Brusha (3)

218. How Not to Summon Your True Love – Sasha L. Miller (5)

219. Angel Fever – May Ridge (5)

220. The Devil You Know – Camilla Quinn (5)

221. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling (5)

222. Bite Night – Clare London (5)

223. The Wanderer (Chronicles of the Riftlands #1) – Rowan MacAllister (5)

224. The Priest (Chronicles of the Riftlands #2) – Rowan MacAllister (5)

225. Following Orders – Mine

226. The One That Got Away – Mine

227. Never Let Me Go – Mine

228. The Art of Drowning (Read by Candlelight #6) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

229. Tit for Tat (Tit for Tat #1) – J.S. Harker (4)

230. His Fairy Prince (Tit for Tat #2) – J.S. Harker (4)

231. Hearts of Fire (Chevalier #1) – Kay Doherty (5)

232. Hearts of Blood (Chevalier #2) – Kay Doherty (4)

233. Furborn – Isabelle Rowan (4)

234. The Weeping Statue (Read by Candlelight #7) – Gillian St. Kevern (5)

235. The Prince’s Consort (The Chronicles of Tournai #1) – Antonia Aquilante (5)

236. Black Butler, Vol. 28 – Yana Toboso (5)

237. A Touch of Danger (Surviving Vihaan #1) – Mine

238. The Artist’s Masquerade (The Chronicles of Tournai #2) – Antonia Aquilante (5)

239. Fence Vol 1 – C.S. Pacat (4)

240. My Life Without Garlic (The Vamp for Me #1) – Bailey Bradford (3)

241. Don’t Stake My Life on It (The Vamp for Me #2) – Bailey Bradford (4)

242. Sunshine is Overrated (The Vamp for Me #3) – Bailey Bradford (4)

243. The Vamp for Me BoxSet 2 (The Vamp for Me #4-6) – Bailey Bradford (4)

244. Lust and Other Drugs (Mythos #1) – T.J. Nichols (5)

245. Greed and Other Dangers (Mythos #2) – T.J. Nichols (5)

246. Hearts of Magic (Chevalier #3) – Kay Doherty (4)

247. The Boy Who Fell to Earth (London Stories #1) A. Zukowski (5)

248. Liam for Hire (London Stories #2) – A. Zukowski (5)

249. Blue Jay (London Stories #3) – A. Zukowski (5)

250. Lucifer’s Litigator – T.J. Nichols (5)

251. Hearts Alight – Elliot Cooper (5)

252. Dead Man Stalking (Blood and Bone #1) – T.A. Moore

253. Gretchen (Zombillenium #1) – Arthur de Pins (5)

254. Human Resources (Zombillenium #2) – Arthur de Pins (5)

255. The Librarians #1 – Will Pfeifer (5)

256. The Librarians #2 – Will Pfeifer (5)

257. The Librarians #3 – Will Pfeifer (5)

258. The Librarians #4 – Will Pfeifer (5)

259. The Deep and Snowy Wood – Elwyn Tate (5)

260. Control Freaks (Zombillenium #3) – Arthur de Pins (5)

261. Royal Witchcraft (Zombillenium #4) – Arthur de Pins (4)

262. Slay My Love – Lee Colgin (5)

263. Foxy Heart (Blade & Dust #0.5) – Rhys Lawless (3)

264. Killer Heart (Blade & Dust #1) – Rhys Lawless (4)

265. The Scholar’s Heart (The Chronicles of Tournai #3) – Antonia Aquilante (5)

266. A Royal Legacy: Part One – Mine

267. 19 Day – Old Xian (5)

268. Monster and the Beast, Vol. 2 – Renji (4)

269. Venezia – Lewis Trondheim (3)

270. Silver and Solstice – T.J. Nichols (4)

271. A Royal Legacy: Part One – Mine

272. Demon Heart (Blade & Dust #2) – Rhys Lawless (4)

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Extra Challenges

Books that I’ve written, and read to edit/or continue, but which are not published in 2019, so will not count towards a Goodreads challenge:

  • 1-2. Nynnyaw 1: A Wolf Without Faith (x2)
  • 3. Nynnyaw 2: The Wolf He Never Knew
  • 4-5. The Boys Who Didn’t Love Me (x2)
  • 6. The Royal Series (Short): Too Young to Die
  • 7. The Royal Series (Short): Love in a Battlefield
  • 8. The Royal Series (Short): Promised to Him
  • 9. The Royal Series: Book 5: A Royal Legacy: Part 2
  • 10. The Royal Series: Book 6: A Royal Treasury
  • 11. Eamwulf 1: Ascension
  • 12. Eamwulf 2: Betrayal
  • 13. Eamwulf 3: Vengeance
  • 14-15. Ferals 1: Make Me Wait (x2)
  • 16. Lose Myself
  • 17. Worship
  • 18. By Appointment Only 1: Grace
  • 19. Paper Love
  • 20. Surrender
  • 21. Moonglaive 1: Magic
  • 22. CEBU
  • 23. The Boys Who Didn’t Love Me
  • 24. The Royal Series: Book 5: A Royal Legacy: Part 2
  • 25. The Royal Series: Book 6: A Royal Treasury
  • 26. C.R.Y. 1: Can’t Resist You

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Extra Challenges

I started 2019 with a goal to complete a few new Reading Challenges. Now that the year is almost over, let’s see how well I did. This is one of those routine challenges, where it pushes you to move outside your comfort zone and push your boundaries.

Out of a total of _92_ tasks, I completed _76_

  • a book with more than 500 pages
    • Tomb of the Golden Bird, by Elizabeth Peters (575 pages)
  • a book that became a movie
    • Zombillenium, by Arthur de Pins (graphic novel, Books 1-4)
  • a book published in 2019
    • Slay My Love, by Lee Colgin (published Nov, 2019)
  • a book with a number in the title
    • 1001 Arabian Nights, by Dan Wickline
  • a book with non-human characters
    • Monster and the Beast, by Renji
  • a book by a female author
    • The Chronicles of Tournai, by Antonia Aquilante (Books 1-6)
  • a mystery or thriller
    • The Well-Dressed Werewolf (Read by Candlelight, Book 3) by Gillian St. Kevern
  • a book with a one-word title
    • Furborn, by Isabelle Rowan
  • a book you can finish in a day
    • Tit for Tat, by J.S. Harker
  • a book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
    • Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, Book 1), by Elizabeth Peters (Egypt)
  • a book that released the year you were born
    • Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, Book 4), by Elizabeth Peters
  • a trilogy
    • London Stories, by A. Zukowski
  • a book set in the future
    • Captain Ginger, by Stuart Moore (graphic novel, sci-fi)
  • a book set in high school
    • Breaks, by Emma Vieceli
  • a book with a colour in the title
    • Blue Jay (London Stories, Book 3), by A. Zukowski
  • a book set in a foreign country
    • Zaroff, by Sylvain Runberg (unnamed island in the middle of the ocean)
  • an anthology
    • The Vamp for Me, by Bailey Bradford (series anthology, Books 4-6)
  • a non-fiction book
  • a popular author’s first book
  • a book from an author you love, but haven’t read yet
    • Noah’s Bane, by Wulf Francu Godgluck
  • a recommendation from a friend
    • Fence Vol. 1, by C.S. Pacat
  • a book based on a true story
  • a book that’s been on your TBR list a long time
    • They Do It With Mirrors, by Agatha Christie
  • a book more than 100 years old
    • Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie (1930 – one year shy of 90 years, and pretty close to the mark!)
  • a book you chose for the cover
    • Honeythorn, by Marina Vivancos
  • a book you started but never finished
    • Saved by Grace, by Sita Bethel
  • a book turned into a TV show
    • Miss Marple, by Agatha Christie
  • a banned book
  • a play
  • a book written by an author with your initials
  • a book set during Christmas
    • North Pole City Tales, by Charlie Cochet
  • a book that takes place in your hometown
  • a book that takes place during a war
    • Heroes for Ghosts (Love Across Time, Book 1), by Jackie North (WWI)
  • a book you own but haven’t read yet
    • The Painted Queen (Amelia Peabody, Book 20), by Elizabeth Peters
  • a book by an author you’ve never read before
    • The Harvest Moon, by Joshua Ian
  • a graphic novel
    • Photo Booth, by Lewis Helfand
  • a book with magic
    • The Mage on the Hill, by Angel Martinez
  • a book that made you cry
    • In the City by the Lake, by Taylor Saracen
  • a memoir
  • a book set in space
    • The Demon of Hagermarsh, by Beryll Brackhaus
  • a book that you think should be turned into a movie
    • The Art of Drowning (Read by Candlelight, Book 6), by Gillian St. Kevern
  • a book with at least 1 million ratings on Goodreads
    • the closest I got was 92,224 – Black Butler Vol. 1, by Yana Toboso
  • a book with a plant in the title or on the cover
    • Frostbite, by Alexandra Bellefleur (rose on cover)
  • re-read a favourite book
    • Earthly Pleasures, by Sera Trevor
  • a book you meant to read in 2018
    • Blood and Circuses (Phryne Fisher, Book 6), by Kerry Greenwood
  • a book set in Scandinavia
  • a debut novel
    • Silenci, by R.M. Sayan
  • a book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature
    • Killer Heart (Blade & Dust, Book 1), by Rhys Lawless (fox-shifter)
  • a book featuring an amateur detective
    • Murder in Abyssinia, by Birmant Julie (graphic novel)
  • a book that includes a wedding
    • The Prince’s Consort (The Chronicles of Tournai, Book 1), by Antonia Aquilante
  • a ghost story
    • The Secretary and the Ghost (Read by Candlelight, Book 1), by Gillian St. Kevern
  • a book with a two-word title
    • Bone Parish, by Cullen Bunn (graphic novel)
  • a book revolving around a puzzle or game
  • a book told from multiple POV’s
    • Purify Your Blood (Gentleman Demons, Book 3), by Jasper Black
  • a book about a superhero/supervillain
    • We Kill Monsters, by Christopher Leone
  • a book set on a college or university campus
    • How Not to Summon our True Love, by Sasha L. Miller
  • a retelling of a classic
  • two books that share the same title
  • read a book during the season its set in
    • Hearts Alight, by Elliot Cooper (Christmas/Hanukkah)
  • an “own voices” book
    • Port Lewis Witches, by Brooklyn Ray (Queer Author)
  • a book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage or convent
    • The Weeping Statue (Read by Candlelight, Book 7) by Gillian St. Kevern
  • a book with the moon and stars on the cover
    • Ostakis, by Angelica Primm
  • the first book in a series
    • Bind Me in Steel (Bind Me, Book 1), by BEAST
  • a book featuring a main character with a disability
    • The Kitchen Boy, by August Li (migraines / epilepsy)
  • a book that won an award
    • Hidden Powers, by Tara Lain (Rainbow Award, Best Gay Book)
  • a book with a five-word title
    • The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody, Book 5), by Amelia Peabody
  • a book you’ve lied about reading
  • a book that is fewer than 200 pages
    • Spiked and Feathered, by Jessica Walsh (21 pages)
  • a book that has been translated
    • Saint Young Men, Vol. 1, by Hikaru Nakamura (translated from Japanese)
  • a book from an independent publisher
    • Putting Down Roots, by Tam MacNeil (Dreamspinner Press)
  • a book from a Big 5 publisher
    • A Murder is Announced (Miss Marple, Book 5), by Agatha Christie (HarperCollins)
  • a book with a title that begins with K, Q, J, X or Z
    • [K] Killer Heart (Blades & Dust, Book 1), by Rhys Lawless
    • [J] Jordan vs All the Boys, by John Goode
    • [Z] Zombillenium, by Arthur de Pins
    • [Z] Zaroff, by Sylvain Runberg
  • a book by an author who wrote your favourite book of 2018
    • Predatory (Port Lewis Witches, Book 3), by Brooklyn Ray
  • a book that addresses mental illness
    • Chevalier series, by Kay Doherty (shifter insanity/rage)
  • a book with a biracial main character
    • The Boy Who Fell to Earth, by A. Zukowski
  • a book with a monochromatic cover
    • Death Note, Vol. 1, by Tsugumi Ohba
  • a book by an author who uses a pen name
    • Foxy Heart (Blades & Dust, Book 0.5), by Rhys Lawless
  • a book with a trans MC
    • Darkling (Port Lewis Witches, Book 1), by Brooklyn Ray
  • a book with a character’s name in the title
    • Liam for Hire (London Stories, Book 2), by A. Zukowski
  • a book with a person of colour on the cover
    • Shadowmancer, by Devin Harnois
  • a childhood favourite
    • Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, Book 2), by Elizabeth Peters
  • a book with over 600 pages
  • any book from the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards
  • a book that makes you laugh out loud
    • Stalking Buffalo Bill (Shifter U, Book 1), by J. Leigh Bailey
  • a book you read in school
    • The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody, Book 3), by Elizabeth Peters
  • a book with a Green, Red, Blue, or Yellow cover
    • Star Collector, Vol 1., by Sophie Schonhammer (Blue cover)
  • a book with a character that shares your name
  • a book written by an author under 30 years old
    • Heartstopper, by Alice Oseman (25 yo)
  • a book with bad reviews
    • A Walk Through Hell, Vol. 1, Garth Ennis
  • a book by Agatha Christie
    • A Pocket Full of Rye, by Agatha Christie
  • a book already in your bookshelf
    • A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody, Book 19), by Elizabeth Peters
  • a book with food on the cover
    • Black Butler, Vol. 2, by Yana Toboso (tray of cakes)

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