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

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Goals

10 Agatha Christie Paperbacks

10 Other Paperbacks

150 Netgalley Books

50 Review (Divine or Other)

50 TBR E-Books

My Own Books – for Editing

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! (5)

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)

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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. Nynnyaw 1: A Wolf Without Faith
  2. Nynnyaw 2: The Wolf He Never Knew
  3. The Boys Who Didn’t Love Me
  4. The Royal Series (Short): Too Young to Die
  5. The Royal Series (Short): Love in a Battlefield
  6. The Royal Series (Short): Promised to Him
  7. The Royal Series: Book 5: A Royal Legacy: Part 2
  8. The Royal Series: Book 6: A Royal Treasury
  9. Eamwulf 1: Ascension
  10. Eamwulf 2: Betrayal
  11. Eamwulf 3: Vengeance
  12. Ferals 1: Make Me Wait
  13. Lose Myself
  14. Worship

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Extra Challenges

  • a book with more than 500 pages – Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody, Book 18) by Elizabeth Peters (575 pages)
  • a book that became a movie
  • a book published in 2019
  • a book with a number in the title
  • a book with non-human characters – Unbroken (Port Lewis Witches, Book 2.5) by Brooklyn Ray
  • a book by a female author – Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, Book 1) by Elizabeth Peters
  • a mystery or thriller – The Secretary and the Ghost (Read by Candlelight #1) by Gillian St. Kevern
  • a book with a one-word title – Nasu (Blood Sealed, Book 1) by Jet Lupin
  • a book you can finish in a day
  • a book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit – The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody, Book 3) by Elizabeth Peters
  • a book that released the year you were born – Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, Book 4) by Elizabeth Peters
  • a trilogy – Tales of the Harker Pack – Tara Lain
  • a book set in the future
  • a book set in high school – The Bright Side Brigade, by Elaine White
  • a book with a colour in the title
  • a book set in a foreign country – The Deeds of the Disturber (Amelia Peabody, Book 5) by Elizabeth Peters
  • an anthology
  • a non-fiction book
  • a popular author’s first book
  • a book from an author you love, but haven’t read yet
  • a recommendation from a friend
  • a book based on a true story
  • a book that’s been on your TBR list a long time
  • a book more than 100 years old
  • a book you chose for the cover – Scent (Omega Angel Cafe 1) by Hawke Oakley
  • a book you started but never finished
  • a book turned into a TV show
  • a banned book
  • a play
  • a book written by an author with your initials
  • a book set during Christmas
  • a book that takes place in your hometown
  • a book that takes place during a war – Heroes for Ghosts (A Love Across Time #1) by Jackie North
  • a book you own but haven’t read yet
  • a book by an author you’ve never read before – Scent (Omega Angel Cafe #1) by Hawke Oakley
  • a graphic novel – Star Collector, Vol. 1 – Sophie Schönhammer, Anna Backhausen
  • a book with magic – Shadowmancer (Paladin Charm #1) by Devin Harnois
  • a book that made you cry – In the City by the Lake by Taylor Saracen
  • a memoir
  • a book set in space
  • a book that you think should be turned into a movie
  • a book with at least 1 million ratings on Goodreads
  • a book with a plant in the title or on the cover
  • re-read a favourite book – Port Lewis Witches, Volume 1 by Brooklyn Ray
  • a book you meant to read in 2018
  • a book set in Scandinavia
  • a debut novel – Foreign to You (Foreign to You, Book 1) by Jeremy Martin
  • a book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature
  • a book featuring an amateur detective – Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, Book 2) by Elizabeth Peters
  • a book that includes a wedding
  • a ghost story – The Secretary and the Ghost by Gillian St. Kevern
  • a book with a two-word title
  • a book revolving around a puzzle or game
  • a book told from multiple POV’s
  • a book about a superhero/supervillain
  • a book set on a college or university campus
  • a retelling of a classic
  • two books that share the same title
  • read a book during the season its set in
  • an “own voices” book
  • a book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage or convent
  • a book with the moon and stars on the cover – Ostakis – 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
  • a book that won an award
  • a book with a five-word title
  • a book you’ve lied about reading
  • a book that is fewer than 200 pages
  • a book that has been translated – Saint Young Men, by Hikaru Nakamura
  • a book from an independent publisher
  • a book from a Big 5 publisher
  • a book with a title that begins with K, Q, J, X or Z – Jordan vs All the Boys, by John Goode /
  • a book by an author who wrote your favourite book of 2018
  • a book that addresses mental illness
  • a book with a biracial main character
  • a book with a monochromatic cover
  • a book by an author who uses a pen name
  • a book with a trans MC – Port Lewis Witches Vol 1, by Brooklyn Ray
  • a book with a character’s name in the title
  • a book with a person of colour on the cover
  • a childhood favourite
  • a book with over 600 pages
  • any book from the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards
  • a book that makes you laugh out loud
  • a book you read in school
  • a book with a Green, Red, Blue, or Yellow cover
  • a book with a character that shares your name
  • a book written by an author under 30 years old
  • a book with bad reviews
  • a book by Agatha Christie
  • a book already in your bookshelf
  • a book with food on the cover

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

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