Welcome to my reading blog!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 reading total revealed! What a year....

The aim had been to read 60 books, graphic novels, novellas, short stories etc....

The total ended up being 124 items read, double what I had aimed for. A hell of a year for reading thanks to audio books in particular.

  1. Flash fiction/short fiction:
    1. The Girl in the Converse Shoes by Yari Garcia - Flash fiction  [YA]. 
    2. On the Bridge (The Infernal Devices #0.5) by Cassandra Clare
    3. After The Bridge (The Infernal Devices #3.5) by Cassandra Clare
    4. The Little Dragon by Mem Fox (picture book)
    5. Pretty Minni in Paris by Danielle Steel (picture book)
    6. One day: Three Ways (Trylle #2.5) by Amanda Hocking
    7. Restoration of Faith (The Dresden Files #0.2) by Jim Butcher
    8. The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice's Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There by Althea Kontis, illus by Janet K. Lee
  2. Hug (the Pug) by W.L. Cripps [childrens]
  3. The Bad Guys: Episode 1 by Aaron Blabey [childrens] - 5 stars!
  4. Stephen Hawking: Cosmologist Who Gets a Big Bang Out of the Universe (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors & Scientists) by Mike Venezia [Childrens]
  5. My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent
  6. Bloodlust Denied by Christina Phillips (novella)
  7. The Patterson Girls by Rachael Johns
  8. The Christmas Gift by Monica McInerney (short stories)
  9. The Earth's Place in Space by Nicolas Brasch
  10. Hellcursed (Shadowfae #0.5) by Erica Hayes (short story)
  11. Science FAQ: Why Are Black Holes Black? by Thomas Canavan (Childrens non-fiction)
  12. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl #2) by Eoin Colfer
  13. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
  14. Dreaming of You (The Gamblers #2) by Lisa Kleypas
  15. Ceremony in Death (In Death #5) by J.D. Robb 
  16. Spirit Dances (The Walker Papers #6) by C.E. Murphy
  17. How to Get Over Your Ex (Valentine's Day Survival Guide Duet #1) by Nikki Logan
  18. Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan #5) by Kathy Reichs (Abridged Audio)
  19. Emily the Strange : Lost, Dark, and Boring ((Emily the Strange Dark Horse Comics Book series #1-3) by Rob Reger
  20. Emily's Secret Book of Strange (Emily Strange graphic novel #2) by Rob Reger
  21. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl #3) by Eoin Colfer
  22. To Catch A Bride (Devil Riders #3) by Anne Gracie 
  23. The Seven Month Itch (Living Blond #2) by Allison Rushby
  24. A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove #1) by Tessa Dare
  25. Bring It On (Retrievers #3) by Laura Anne Gilman
  26. Burning Bridges (Retrievers #4) by Laura Anne Gilman
  27. Chaos Born (Chronicles of Applecross #1) by Rebekah Turner
  28. What the Lady Wants by Jennifer Crusie
  29. Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3) by Nalini Singh (Audio)
  30. Cross Stitch (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon - Re-read
  31. Write Good or Die: survival tips for the 21st century, edited by Scott Nicholson (non-fiction)
  32. Little Gems Short Story Anthology: Diamond (2012) by Romance Writers of Australia (various authors)
  33. His Princes in the Making (Suddenly Royal #2) by Melissa James
  34. Heroes are my Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  35. This is Your Afterlife by Vanessa Barneveld (YA)
  36. The Accidental Wedding (Devil Riders #4) by Anne Gracie
  37. Blind Attraction (Reckless Beat #1) by Eden Summers
  38. Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer (Audio)
  39. Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher (audio)
  40. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1) by Jeaniene Frost (audio)
  41. Plum Spooky (A Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers/Holiday Novel, #4; Stephanie Plum #14.5) by Janet Evanovich (audio)
  42. Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie Vaughn
  43. Wicked (A Wicked Saga, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout  (audio)
  44. The Monster (Troubletwisters #2) by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
  45. The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries #1) by Meg Cabot (audio)
  46. Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, #1) by Meg Cabot
  47. Dead Faint (DEAD #2) byLizzie T. Leaf 
  48. The Lone Warrior (Four Sided Pentacle #3) by Denise Rossetti
  49. Dragon Bones (Hurog #1) by Patricia Briggs 
  50. Evermore by Isobelle Carmody & Daniel Reed
  51. Aphrodite the Beauty (Goddess Girls #3) by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
  52. Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews
  53. The Storybook of Legends (Ever After High #1) by Shannon Hale
  54. Whisper of Sin (Psy-Changeling #0.6) by Nalini Singh
  55. The Third Day, The Frost (Tommorow #3) by John Marsden
  56. Ella Enchanted (The Enchanted Collection) by Gail Carson Levine
  57. The Thistle and the Rose (Macphersons #0.5) by May McGoldrick
  58. Once Upon a Winter's Eve (Spindle Cove #1.5) by Tessa Dare
  59. Jinx by Meg Cabot (audio)
  60. A Pretty Mess (Astonvale #1) by Carla Caruso
  61. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    • Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole, adapted by: Joe Rhatigan & Charles Nurnberg ; illustrated by √Čric Puybaret
    • Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland adapted by Jon Scieszka
    • Alice Illustrated: 120 Images from the Classic Tales of Lewis Carroll by Jeff A Menges
  62. The Bad Guys Episode 2: Mission Unpluckable (Bad Guys #2) by Aaron Blabey
  63. A Dance with Dragons, Part 1: Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R. R. Martin
  64. Soulless Manga Volume 1 (based on Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger & REM
  65. A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove #3) by Tessa Dare 
  66. Torn (Trylle #2) by Amanda Hocking
  67. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling, audio read by Stephen Fry (re-read)
  68. The Elves and The ShoeMaker by Jim LaMarche (adapted from Brothers Grimm)
  69. Bridal Jitters (Ghost Hunters #0.5) by Jayne Castle 
  70. Alone (Detective D.D. Warren #1) by Lisa Gardner
  71. A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry #6) by Laurell K. Hamilton
  72. Disney's Alice in Wonderland Graphic Novel by Alessandro Ferrari
  73. After Glow (Ghost Hunters #2) by Jayne Castle (audio)
  74. The Bad Guys Episode 3: The Furball Strikes Again (Bad Guys #3) by Aaron Blabey - childrens
  75. Against the Odds  (Gamblers of Craven's #3) by Lisa Kleypas - novella
  76. Castle of the Zombies (The Fixers #1) by Sean Williams - childrens
  77. B is for Bigfoot (The Dresden Files #2.5) by Jim Butcher
  78. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks (audio)
  79. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (audio)
  80. Ghost Island (The Bone Island Trilogy #1) by Heather Graham
  81. Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5) by Charlaine Harris (audio)
  82. The Boy in a Dress by David Walliams (childrens) 
  83. Bound by the Unborn Baby by Bella Bucannon
  84. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices Manga #1) by Cassandra Clare and Hye-Kyung Baek
  85. Master of Love by Catherine LaRoche
  86. Guilty Pleasures volume 2 (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Graphic Novels) by Laurell K. Hamilton et al.
  87. The Short Story Writer's Toolshed - Your Quick Read, Straight-To-The-Point Guide to Writing and Selling Short Fiction  by Della Galton 
  88. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin #1) by M.C. Beaton
  89. The Guy To Be Seen With (Valentine's Day Survival Guide Duet) by Fiona Harper 
  90. Bride by Mistake (Devil Riders #5) by Anne Gracie | 5 stars
  91. How to Blog a Book: Revised and Expanded edition by Nina Amir (non-fiction) | 4 stars
  92. Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Mysteries #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal (audio) | 5 stars
  93. The Misted Cliffs (The Lost Continent #2) by Catherine Asaro | 3.75 stars
  94. Welcome to the Jungle (The Dresden Files #0.5 Graphic Novel) by Jim Butcher | 4 stars
  95. The Spider Goddess (Pandora English #2) by Tara Moss | 4 stars
  96. A Lady by Midnight (Spindle Cove #3) by Tessa Dare (audio) | 5 stars
  97. Darkness Rising (Dark Angel #2) by Keri Arthur
  98. Soulless Manga volume 2 by Gail Carriger and REM
  99. The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman | 3.75 stars
  100. Reckoning (Night Huntress #0.5) by Jeaniene Frost
  101. Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet #1) by Julia Quinn (audio) | 4.5 stars
  102. Slightly Shady (Lake and March #1) by Amanda quick (ebook) | 4.5 stars
  103. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #3) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (ebook & audio) | 4 stars
  104. Arthur and George by Julian Barnes (audio) | 4 stars
  105. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling (audio - narrated by Stephen Fry) | re-read | 5 stars
  106. Boy: Tales from Childhood by Roald Dahl | non-fiction | 4 stars
  107. Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell | 5 stars
  108. The Final Wish (Hot Down Under) | short story | 4 stars
  109. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth | 5 stars
  110. Sandman: Fables and Reflections (Sandman #6) by Neil Gaiman et al | Graphic Novel | 4 stars
  111. Legend of the Timekeepers (The Last Timekeepers #0.5) by Sharon Ledwith | Middle Grade-YA | 4 stars
  112. If I Die (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent | YA | 5 stars
    • Niederwald (Soul Screamers #4.5) by Rachel Vincent | YA | 4 stars
  113. Dark Child (Awakening) Episode 1 by Adina West | Urban Fantasy | 4.5 stars
  114. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood | audio | 5 stars
  115. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling (audio - read by Stephen Fry) | re-read | 5 stars
  116. The Ghost Train | Arnold Ridley | Radio Play - audio | 4 stars
  117. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter: The Laughing Corpse, Volume 1 - graphic novel by Laurell K. Hamilton et al. | 4.5 stars
  118. Angel Thief (Out of the Bottle #2) by Jenny Schwartz | 4.5 stars
  119. Christmas at the Castle by Marion Lennox
  120. Smitten (Smitten #1) by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, Diann Hunt (audio) | Inspirational romance | 3 stars
  121. My Man Jeeves (Jeeves #1) by P.G. Wodehouse - audio | 4 stars
  122. Vamps and the City (Love at Stake #2) by Kerrelyn Sparks - audio | Paranormal romance | 4 stars
  123. Through the Looking Glass (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #2) by Lewis Carroll | Classics - Childrens | 4 stars
  124. South of Salem (Allegra Fairweather Mystery #2) by Janni Nell | Urban fantasy | 5 stars

I'll talk about my 2017 goals in another post.

Happy 2017!!

~ E x

No comments: