Thursday, December 31, 2020

2021 Reading Challenges


Published in the Current Year - 2021
1.  A Tail As Old As Time (Aud. Short) (2)
2.  A Stranger in Town (#6 Rockton) (4.5)
3.  Much Ado About You (RomCom) (4)
4.  Shipped (RomCom) (4)
5.  The Set Up (RomCom-Aud Short) (4)
6.  Pause (Rom)
7.  Firekeeper's Daughter (YA CRF)
8.  Starfish (MidGr CRF Verse)
9.  Red, White, and Whole (MidGr CRF Verse)
10.  Live and Let Grow (CRF Novella)
11.  Call Me Crazy (Rom) (4)

One Word Titles
1.  Thorn
2.  Shiver
3.  Shipped 
4.  Roam
5.  Backtrack
6.  Pause
7.  Starfish

Shorts/Novellas
2.  Backtrack #9.5 Mike Bowditch

YA
1.  Thorn
3.  Roam

Middle Grades
1.  Starfish

Historical Fiction
1.  The Giver of Stars (Moyes) 1937 eastern KY

Time Travel
1.  A Stitch in Time (Armstrong) 18th Century England
2.  A Ripple in Time (Zugg) early17th Century America
3.  Binding Vows (Bybee) 16th Century Scotland
4.  Silent Vows (Bybee) 16th century Scotland
5.  Redeeming Vows (Bybee) 16th century Scotland
6.  Highland Shifter (Bybee) 16th century Scotland

Mystery/Thriller
3.  A Dying Fall (4.5)
5.  That Darkness (4)
6.  A Stranger in Town (4.5)
8.  Shiver (3.5)
9.  Backtrack  (3)
11.  Girl, Lost (3)
12.  Then She Was Gone (4.5)
13.  Shadow Sands (4)
14.  A Cry in the Dark (3)
16.  Sleep Tight (4.5)

Dystopian/Fantasy/SciFi/Paranormal
1.  Synnr's Hope (Ad SciFi - racy)
2.  Thorn (YA Fant)
3.  Map of Shadows (YA Fant)
4.  Crimson Born (YA Fant)
5.  The Legacy Human (YA Fant)
6.  Chain of Gold (YA Fant/Dyst)
7.  A Diamond in My Pocket (YA Fant)

Poetry
2.  Maine: The Way Life Should Be: A Wicked Good Book of Verse

REAL books
1.  Starfish 

eBooks
1.  Roam
2.  Backtrack

First in a Series
1.  Her Restless Heart (Stitches in Time)
2.  That Darkness (Gardiner & Renner)
3.  Thorn (Dauntless Path) YA
4.  Dirty Little Secrets (J. J. Graves)
5.  A Ripple in Time (A Ripple in Time)
6.  Crimson Born (Crimson Accord)
7.  The Legacy Human (Singularity)
8.  Binding Vows (MacCoinnich Time Travels)
9.  The Letters, The (Inn at Eagle Hill)
10.  Chain of Gold (Last Hours/Shadowhunters)
11.  A Cry in the Dark (Carly Moore)
12.  A Diamond in My Pocket (Unaltered)

Continuing in a Series
1.  #6 Rockton A Stranger in Town (Armstrong)
2.  #9.5 Mike Bowditch Backtrack (Doiron)
3.  #2 McCoinnich Time Traves Silent Vows (Bybee)
4.  #3 McCoinnich Time Travels Redeeming Vows (Bybee)
5.  #4 McCoinnich Time Travels Highland Shifter (Bybee)
6.  #2 Kate Marshall Shadow Sands (Bryndza)
7.  #2 A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Good Girl, Bad Blood (Jackson)

AZ?  MA?  ME? PA?
1.  Her Restless Heart Lancaster County
2.  Black Rock Bay island of the coast of Rockland
4.  Backtrack Maine Woods
5.  Eight Perfect Murders  Boston
6.  The Letters Lancaster County

British Setting
1.  Postcards from a Stranger (Yorkshire)
2.  A Dying Fall (Blackpool)
3.  A Stitch in Time (TT)
4.  Map of Shadows (Bath)
5.  Much Ado About You (Northumberland)
7.  Shadow Sands (Dartmoor)
8.  Chain of Gold (London)

Where in the World?
1.  Shiver (French Alps)
2.  Clap When You Land (Dominican Republic & NYC)

AUDIO Books - Audible/Chirp/Libby
                   Libby -  Don't Look For Me
Audible - Her Restless Heart 
Audible - A Dying Fall 
     Chirp - Some Like It Charming 
                    Libby - The Vanishing Half
Audible - Black Rock Bay
     Chirp - Synnr's Hope
Audible - That Darkness
                       Libby Love Lettering
Audible - A Stitch in Time
                        Libby - Thorn
                        Libby - A Stranger in Town
        Chirp - Map of Shadows
                        Libby - Much Ado About You
        Chirp - Dirty Little Secrets
        Chirp - Millionaire at Midnight
Audible - Shiver
        Chirp - No Time Like Forever 
                        Libby - Shipped 
        Chirp - A Ripple in Time
Audible - Crimson Born
                        Libby - Eight Perfect Murders
                        Libby - The Giver of Stars
                        Libby - This Is How It Always Is
            Chirp - Girl, Lost
Audible - The Set Up
            Chirp - The Legacy Human
Audible - Binding Vows
Audible - Silent Vows
Audible - Redeeming Vows
Audible - Highland Shifter
                        Libby - Then She Was Gone
Audible - The Letters
Audible - Pause
Audible - Shadow Sands
                        Libby - Chain of Gold
                        Libby - The Bromance Book Club
                        Libby - Clap When You Land
                        Libby - Good Girl, Bad Blood

Started But Didn't Finish/Abandoned
1.  Legendborn - Tracy Deonn - Libby @17%
2.  The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett - Libby @50%
3.  Elatsoe
4.  The Lions of Fifth Avenue - Fiona Davis - @33%

Fairly solid 4 rating
1.  Don't Look For Me - Walker
2.  Some Like It Charming - Bryce
3.  That Darkness - Black
4.  A Stitch in Time  - Armstrong
5.  Much Ado About You - Young
6.  Shipped - Hockman
7.  Roam - Armstrong
8.  The Set Up - Kothari
9.  Binding Vows - Bybee
10.  The Letters - Fisher
11.  Pause - Scott
12.  Shadow Sands - Bryndza
13.  A Diamond in My Pocket - Angell
14.  Call Me Crazy - Harlow

4.5 or 5 stars
1.  A Dying Fall (#5 Ruth Galloway) - Griffiths (4.5)
2.  Love Lettering - Clayborn (4.5)
3.  All the Ugly and Wonderful Things - Greenwood (5)
4.  Thorn (#1 Dauntless Path) - Khanani (4.5)
5.  A Stranger in Town (#6 Rockton) Armstrong (4.5)
6.  A Ripple in Time (#1 A Ripple in Time) Zugg (4.5)
7.  Eight Perfect Murders - Swanson (5)
8.  The Giver of Stars - Moyes (5)
9.  This Is How It Always Is - Frankel (4.5)
10.  The Legacy Human - Quinn (4.5)
11.  Then She Was Gone - Jewell (4.5)
12.  Firekeeper's Daughter  - Boulley (5)
13.  Chain of Gold (#1 Last Hours/Shadowhunters) 5
14.  Clap When You Land - Acevedo (5)
15.  Starfish - Fipps (5)
16.  Red, White, and Whole - LaRocca (5)
17.  Good Girl, Bad Blood - Jackson (5)
18.  Sleep Tight - Frasier (4.5)

Picture Books Read in 2021
8.  Maine: The Way Life Should Be: A Wicked Good Book of Verse

Novels Read in 2021
January (7) 2330 pgs.
1.  Don't Look For Me - Wendy Walker - 2020 Libby (4) 342 pgs. (342 pgs.)
2.  Her Restless Heart - Barbara Cameron - 2012 Audible (3) 304 pgs. (646 pgs.)
3.  Postcards from a Stranger - Imogen Clark - 2018 Audible (3.5) 348 pgs. (994 pgs.)
DNF - Legendborn- Tracy Deonn - 2020 Libby read 19% of 512 pgs [97 pgs.] (1091 pgs.)
4.  A Dying Fall (#5 Ruth Galloway) - Elly Griffiths -  2013 Audible (4) 391 pgs. (1482 pgs.)
DNF - The Vanishing Half, The - Brit Bennett - 2020 Libby 50% of 343 pgs. [172pgs.] (1654 pgs.)
5.  Some Like It Charming - Megan Bryce, 2013 Chirp (4) 222 pgs. (1876 pgs.)
6.  Black Rock Bay - Brianna Labuskes, 2019  KindleUnlAud (3) 364 pgs. (2230 pgs.)
7.  A Tail As Old As Time, A - Elle Hay -  2021 AudOriginal (2) 100 pgs. (2330 pgs.)
February (9) 3426 pgs.
8.  Synnr's Hope - Kate Rudolph - 2020 Chirp (2.5) 308 pgs. (2638 pgs.)
9.  That Darkness - Lisa Black 2016 Aud/Kindle (4) 308 pgs. (2946 pgs.)
10.  Love Lettering - Kate Clayborn, 2019 Libby (4.5) 307 pgs. (3253 pgs.)
11.  All the Ugly and Wonderful Things - Bryn Greenwood 2016 Audible (5) 364 pgs. (3617 pgs.)
DNF Elatsoe - Darcie Little Badger TPPL/Libby read 30% of 362 pgs. [109 pgs] (3716 pgs.)
12.  A Stitch in Time - Kelley Armstrong 2020 Audible (4) 336 pgs. (4052 pgs.)
13.  Thorn - Intisar Khanani 2020 Libby (4.5) 512 pgs. (4564 pgs.)
14.  A Stranger in Town (#6 Rockton) - Kelley Armstrong 2021 Libby (4.5) 368 pgs. (4932 pgs.)
15.  Map of Shadows - J. F. Penn - 2017 Chirp (1.5) 208 pgs.(5140 pgs. (5448 pgs.)
16.  Much Ado About You -  Samantha Young, 2021 Libby (4) 308 pgs. (5756 pgs.)
March (13) 3432 pgs.
17.  Dirty Little Secrets - Liliana Hart 2012 Chirp (3.5) 307 pgs. (6063 pgs.)
18.  Millionaire at Midnight - Naima Simone 2017 Chirp (3) 244 pgs. (6307 pgs.)
19.  Shiver - Allie Reynolds  2021 Audible (3.5) 432 pgs. (6739 pgs.)
20.  No Time Like Forever - Zoe York 2014 Chirp (3) 211 pgs. (6950 pgs.)
DNF - A Morbid Taste for Bones (#1 Brother Cadfael) Ellis Peters 1977 Audible
21.  Shipped - Angie Hockman 2021 Libby (4) 336 pgs.(6786 pgs.)
22.  A Ripple in Time, A  (#1 Ripple in Time) - Victor Zugg 2019 Chirp (4.5) 350 pgs. (7136 pgs.)
23.  Roam - C. H. Armstrong 2019 Kindle (4) 320 pgs. (7456 pgs.)
24.  Backtrack (#9.5 Mike Bowditch) Paul Doiron 2019 Kindle (3) 21 pgs. (7477 pgs.)
25.  Crimson Born (#1 Crimson Accord) - Amy Patrick 2020 Kindle (3.5) 248 pgs. (7728 pgs.)
26.  Eight Perfect Murders - Peter Swanson 2020 Libby (5) 270 pgs. (7998 pgs.)
27.  The Giver of Stars - Jojo Moyes 2019 Libby (5) 388 pgs. (8386 pgs.)
28.  This Is How It Always Is - Laurie Frankel 2018 Chirp (4.5) 338 pgs. (8724 pgs.)
29.  One Perfect Summer - Brenda Novak 2020 Audible (3) 464 pgs. (9188 pgs.)
April (14)
30.  Girl, Lost - Vikki Patis 2020 Chirp (3) 268 pgs. (9456 pgs.)
31.  The Set Up, The - Falguni Kothari 2021 Audible (4) 100 pgs. (9556 pgs.)
32.  The Legacy Human - Susan Kaye Quinn, 2014 Chirp (4.5) 413 pgs. (9969 pgs.)
33.  Binding Vows (#1 MacCoinnich Time Travels) Catherine Bybee 2009 KUnlAud (4) 292 pgs. (10,261 pgs.)
34.  Silent Vows (#2 MacCoinnich Time Travels) Catherine Bybee 2010 KUnlAud (3.5) 302 pgs. (10,563 pgs.)
35.  Redeeming Vows (#3 MacCoinnich Time Travels) Catherine Bybee 2010 KUnlAud (3.5) 314 pgs. (10,877 pgs.)
36.  Highland Shifter (#4 MacCoinnich Time Travels) Catherine Bybee 2012 KUnlAud (3.5) 296 pgs. (11,173 pgs.)
37.  Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell 2017 Libby (4.5) 359 pgs. (11,532 pgs.)
38.  The Letters - Suzanne Woods Fisher 2013 Audible (4) 316 pgs. (11,848 pgs.)
39.  Pause - Kylie Scott 2021 Audible (4) 225 pgs. (12,073 pgs.)
40.  A Chance Inheritance- Carolyn Brown 2021 Audible (3.5) 100 pgs. (12,173 pgs.)
41.  Shadow Sands (#2) - Robert Bryndza 2020 Audible (4) 3894 pgs. (12,457 pgs.)
42.  Firekeeper's Daughter - Angeline Boulley 2021 Audible (5) 496 pgs.(12,953 pgs.)
43.  Chain of Gold (#1 The Last Hours/Shadowhunters) Cassandra Clare 2020 Libby (5) 592 pgs. (13,545 pgs.)
May  (15)
44.  The Bromance Book Club - Lissa Kay Adams 2019 Libby (3.5) 352 pgs. (13,897 pgs.)
45.  Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo 2020 Libby (5) 432 pgs. (14,329 pgs.)
46.  Starfish - Lisa Fipps 2021 Book (5) 244 pgs. (14,573 pgs.)
47.  Red, White, and Whole - Rajani LaRocca, 2021 Book (5) 209 pgs. (14,782 pgs.)
48.  A Cry in the Dark (#1) Denise Grover Swank, 2019 Audible (3) 376 pgs. (15,158 pgs.)
49.  Live and Let Grow - Penny Reid, 2021 AudOriginal (2.5) 75 pgs. (15,233 pgs.)
DNF - The Lions of Fifth Avenue - Fiona Davis 2020 Chirp 33% = 118 pgs. (15,351 pgs.)
50.  Good Girl, Bad Blood - Holly Jackson 2020 Libby (5) 417 pgs. (15,768 pgs.)
51.  Sleep Tight - Anne Frasier 2010 Kindle (4.5) 400 pgs. (16,168 pgs.) 
52.  Call Me Crazy - Melanie Harlow  2021 Kindle (4) 320 pgs. (16,488 pgs.) 
53.  A Diamond in My Pocket (#1 Unaltered) Lorena Angell 2011 Kindle (4) 286 pgs. (16,774 pgs.)
54.  The Diamond in My Heart (#2 Unaltered) Lorena Angell 2013 Kindle (3.5) 277 pgs. (17,051 pgs.)
55.  The Diamond of Freedom (#3 Unaltered) Lorena Angell 2013 Kindle (4) 264 pgs. (17,315 pgs.)
56.  The Diamond Bearer's Destiny (#4 Unaltered) Lorena Angell 2013 Kindle (3.5) 286 pgs. (17,591 pgs.)
57.  House of Hollow - Krystal Sutherland 2021 Libby (2/4=3) 304 pgs. (17,895 pgs.)
58.  Turn the Paige - Roseanne Beck 2018 Chirp (1)284 pgs. (18,179 pgs.)
June (14)
59.  The Book of Speculation - Erika Swyler 2015 Kindle/Chirp (3.5) 339 pgs. (18,518 pgs.)
60. Poisonfeather (#2 Gibson Vaughn) Matthew FitzSimmons 2016 AudibleFree (4) 384 pgs. (18,902 pgs.)
61.  Cold Harbor (#3 Gibson Vaughn) Matthew FitzSimmons 2017 Audible (4) 318 pgs. (18,222 pgs.)
62.  Flame - Chelle Bliss.  2019 Audible (2.5) 320 pgs. (18,542 pgs.)
63.  The Book of Two Ways - Jodi Picoult, 2020 Libby (5) 416 pgs. (18,958 pgs.)
64.  Ground Zero - Alan Gratz, 2021 Libby  (5) 336 pgs. (19,294 pgs.)
65.  The Planters (#2 Ripple in Time) - Victor Zugg 2020 Kindle () 371 pgs. (19,665 pgs.)
66.  The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. - David Levithan, 2021 Libby (4) 224 pgs. (19,889 pgs.)
67.  The Nature of Fragile Things - Susan Meissner, 2021 Libby (4.5) 384 pgs. (20,273 pgs.)
68.  Disappeared (SS) - Linda Castillo 2021 Audible (3) 54 pgs. (20,327 pgs.)
69.  Unplugged - Gordon Korman - 2021 Libby (5) 324 pgs. (20,651 pgs)
70.  The Runes of Destiny - Christina Courtenay, 2020 Chirp (4) 352 pgs. (21,003 pgs.)
71.  To Be Taught, If Fortunate - Becky Chambers, 2019 Audible (5) 153 pgs. (21,156 pgs.)
72.  When the Stars Go Dark - Paula McLain,  2021 Libby (4.5) 371 p. (21,527 p.)  6/30
July (10)
73.  The Fixer (#1 Justice Series) T. E. Woods, 2012 Audible (5) 312 p. (21,835 p.) 7/3
74.  Her Final Breath (#2 Tracey Crosswhite) Robert Dugoni, 2015 KUnlAud (5) 426 p. (22,265 p.) 7/7
75.  The Caretakers (# 11.5 Mike Bowditch) Paul Doiron, 2021 Kindle (4) 51 p. (22,316 p.) 7/7
76.  Debris Line (#4 Gibson Vaughn) - Matthew FitzSimmons 2018 Audible (4) 320 p. (22,630 p.) 7/15
77.  I Temporarily Do - Ellie Cahill, 2017 Chirp (4) 220 p. (22,856 p.) 7/21
78.  Too Bright to See - Kyle Lukoff, 2021 Book (4.5) 192 p. (23,048p.) 7/24 draft started
79.  The Lion of Mars - Jennifer L. Holm 2021 Book (5) 259 p. (23,307 p.) 7/25 
80.  365 Days to Alaska - Cathy Carr 2021 Book (5) 272 p. (23,579 p.) 7/27
81.  The Pants Project - Cat Clarke, 2017 Audible  (4.5) 272 p. (23,851 p.) 7/28
82.  Unsettled - Reem Faruqi 2021 Book (5) 352 p. (24,203 p.)  7/30
August (9)
83.  Sisters of the Vast Black - Lina Rather 2019 Kindle (3.5) 176 p. (24,379 p.) 8/3
84.  Sweet Talk - Cara Bastone, 2021 AudFree (5) 8/6
85. Call Me Maybe Cara Bastone, 2020 Audible (4) (8/7)
86.  The Dispatcher - John Scalzi, 2016 Audible (SS) (4) (8/8)
87.  Back in the Burbs - Tracy Wolff & Avery Flynn, 2021 Audible (3.5) 8/9
88.  Hold Me Today Chirp 8/16
89.  Soulmate Equation - Christina Lauren, Libby 8/19
90.  The Bright Side of Going Dark - Kelly Harms, 2020 Aud 8/28
91.  Without Her Consent Kindle (2) 8/30
September
92.  The Deal - Elle Kennedy, Audible (4) 9/3
93.  Devi's Distraction - Ruby Dixon, Audible #7 Icehome, (ok) 9/6
94.  Fallen (#13 Kate Burkholder) Linda Castillo.  Libby (4) 9/11
95.  The Last Anniversary - Lianne Moriarty.  Kindle.  (5) 9/12
96.  The Tourist Attraction.  Kindle.  (4) 9/19
97.  The Last Thing He Told Me - Laura Dave.  Libby. (4.5) 9/24

Constance - Matthew FitzSimmons
Winter Cottage - Mry Ellen Taylor
Accidentally Engaged - Farah Heron Audible
Find You First - Linwood Barclay - Libby
Objects of My Affection - Jill Smolinski AudFree
The Story Keeper - Lisa Wingate, AudFree
The Red Hot Fix (#2 Justice series) T. E. Wood, 2014 Audible
The Stand-In - Lily Chu, 2020 Audible 
In the Clearing - Robert Dugoni (#3 Tracy Crosswhite) 2016 Audible
A Sitting in St. James - Rita Williams-Gracia, 2021 Audio
Dead by Dawn (#12 Mike Bowditch) - Paul Doiron, 2021 Audible
The Last Garden in England - Kelly 2021 Audible
Origami Man (#5 Gibson Vaughn) - Matthew FitzSimmons, 2020 Audible
Bad Memory (#2 Jessica Shaw) Lisa Gray 2019 Audible(K UnlAud)
The Girl From Silent Lake - Leslie Wolfe Audible
They Went Left - Monica Hesse 2020 Audible
The Lesson - Cadwell Turnbull 2019 Audible
Pretty Dead - Anne Frasier Audible
Lemons - Melissa Savage, Chirp
The Fragile Ordinary - Samantha Young, Chirp
The Coppersmith Farmhouse - Devney Perry, Chirp
The Wrong Side of Goodbye - Michael Connelly, Chirp
Light Changes Everything - Nancy E. Turner, Chirp
The Mist - Ragnar Jonasson Chirp
The Lost Book of the Grail - Charlie Lovett, 2017 Chirp
The Ballad of Ami Miles - Kristy Dallas Alley 2020 Chirp 
The Stolen Marriage - Diane Chamberlain - 2017 Chirp
The Kept Woman (#9 Will Kent) Karin Slaughter - Chirp
The Rejected Writer's Book Club (#1 Southlea Bay) Suzanne Kelman 2016 KUnlAud
Started
The Girls in the Stilt House - Kelly Mustian, 2021 Audible
Amari and the Night Brothers - B. B. Alston  2021 Audible
The Elephant in the Room - Holly Goldberg Sloan 2021 Book
Chain of Iron (#2) Cassandra Clare - Libby (read 28% and had to return)
A Place at the Table - Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan, Chirp
The Burning - Jane Casey Aud started
The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell - Jordan Sonnenblick, 2021 Audible

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