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Sunday, July 22, 2018

2018 reading challenge - Halfway mark!


Huzzah, I'm halfway through my reading challenge with 55 of the 110 books read!



Series: 41           
TBR: 18               
Audio: 21             
AWW: 13             
Graphic novels: 7


Here's the list by genre:


Paranormal romance / urban fantasy

  1. Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) by J.R. Ward | 4.5 stars
  2. Devil to Pay (Night Huntress #3.5) by Jeanine Frost | 4 stars | novella
  3. Love by Premonition by Holley Trent | 4.5 stars
  4. Free Fall (Retrievers #5) by Laura Anne Gilman | 4.75 stars
  5. Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher (audio narrated by James Marsters) | 4.25 stars
  6. The Lost (Celestial Blues #2) by Vicki Pettersson (audio narrated by Kevin Fabian) | 4 stars
  7. The Beginning (Hunter Legends Series 0.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon | short story | 4 stars
  8. The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint (audio narrated by Tai Sammons & Paul Michael Garcia) | 5 stars
  9. Magical Redemption (Myth & Magic #3) by Nicola E. Sheridan | 4.75 stars 
  10. The Crocodile Virgin: A Short Story by Jenny Schwartz | 4 stars
  11. Winter Born (Dark-Huntervers # , Were-Hunter #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon | short story | 4 stars
  12. The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake #4) by Kerrelyn Sparks (audio narrated by Deanna Hurst) | 4.5 stars
  13. The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #4) | 4.5 stars



Dystopian romance
  1. Skin (Flesh #2) by Kylie Scott | 4.75 stars
  2. What Trouble Is: A Short Story (Flesh #2.6) by Kylie Scott | 5 stars
  3. Storm of Fire (Search for Home #2) by S.E. Gilchrist | 4.25 stars

Fantasy / Fantasy Romance 
  1. Equal Rites (Discworld #3) by Terry Pratchett | 4.5 stars
  2. Rhio's Dancer (The Four-Sided Pentacle #2.5) by Denise Rossetti | novella | 5 stars


Sci-fi / Sci-Fi Romance
  1. The Last Colony (Old Man's War #3) by John Scalzi | 4.5 stars
  2. Atrophy (Atrophy #1) by Jess Anastasi | 4.75 stars


Anthologies
  • Focus 2012: highlights of Australia short fiction by Tehani Croft Wessely (editor) | 4 stars


YA

  1. Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth (audio narrated by Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ) | 4 stars
  2. Missing You (Missing #5) by Meg Cabot (writing as Jenny Carroll) | 4.5 stars


Historical Romance / Historical with romantic elements
  1. A Rogue of My Own (Reid Family #3) by Johanna Lindsey (audio narrated by Rosalyn Landor) | 4 stars
  2. Deception on Sable Hill (Chicago World's Fair Mystery #2) by Shelley Gray (audio narrated by Tavia Gilbert) | 4 stars
  3. Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon | re-read | 5 stars
  4. Miss Tonks Turns to Crime: A Novel of Regency England (Poor Relation #2) by Marion Chesney (M.C. Beaton) (audio read by Davina Porter ) | 4 stars
  5. The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (Smythe-Smith Quartet #4) by Julia Quinn (audio narrated by  Rosalyn Landor) | 3.75 stars
  6. Bound for Eden (Frontiers of the Heart #1) by Tess LeSue | 4.75 stars
  7. Let Love Find You (Reid Family #4) by Johanna Lindsey (audio narrated by Anne Flosnik) | 4 stars
  8. A Person of No Consequence by Alison Stuart | Short story | 4 stars


Contemporary / Contemporary Romance
  1. Pretty Shore (Astonvale #2) by  Carla Caruso | 4.25 stars
  2. Action Man Meets Miss Adventure & other romantic short stories by Claire Baxter | 5 stars (short story collection)
  3. The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern (audio narrated by Amy Creighton) | 4.25 stars



Crime / Mysteries / Cozy Mysteries

  1. Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood (audio narrated by Stephanie Daniel) | 4 stars
  2. His Majesty's Hope (Maggie Hope Mystery #3) by by Susan Elia MacNeal (audio narrated by Susan Duerden) | 4.25 stars
  3. The Lost Days of Agatha Christie by Carole Owens (audio narrated by Wanda McCaddon) | 4 stars
  4. A Test of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge #1) by Charles Todd (audio narrated by Samuel Giles) | 3.5 stars
  5. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie (audio narrated by  Penelope Dellaporta) | 4 stars 
  6. Lost Cause (Daisy Dunlop Mysteries #1) by JL Simpson | 4.5 stars

Humour / Classics
  • Carry On, Jeeves  (Jeeves #3) by P.G. Wodehouse (audio narrated by  Jonathan Cecil) | 4 stars

Children's 

  1. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling (audio narrated by Stephen Fry) | children's | 5 stars
  2. The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz #2) by L. Frank Baum (audio narrated by Tara Sands) | children's | 3 stars
  3. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (Underland Chronicles #3) by Suzanne Collins (audio narrated by Paul Boehmer) | childrens | 4.75 stars


Graphic Novels 
  1. Snow White: a graphic novel by Matt Phelan | 4 stars
  2. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Circus of the Damned, Volume 1: The Charmer (Anita Blake Graphic Novels) by Laurell K. Hamilton,  Jessica Ruffner, and Ron Lim (Illustrator) | graphic novel | 4 stars
  3. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Circus of the Damned, Volume 2: The Ingenue (Anita Blake Graphic Novels) by Laurell K. Hamilton,  Jessica Ruffner, and Ron Lim (Illustrator) | graphic novel | 4 stars
  4. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Circus of the Damned, Volume 3: The Scoundrel (Anita Blake Graphic Novels) by Laurell K. Hamilton,  Jessica Ruffner, and Ron Lim (Illustrator) | graphic novel | 4.5 stars
  5. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier | graphic novel | 4 stars
  6. Smile (Smile #1) by  Raina Telgemeier | graphic novel | 4 stars
  7. Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm (The Dresden Files Graphic Novels #1.1) by Jim Butcher et al. | 4 stars



Non-fiction
  1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson (audio narrated by Roger Wayne) | non-fiction | 4 stars
  2. The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop (audio narrated by Anna Bentinck) | non-fiction | 4 stars
  3. I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai  and Patricia McCormick (audio narrated by Malala Yousafzai and Neela Vaswani) | non-fiction | YA | 4.5 stars
  4. You Have Too Much Sh*t by Chris Thomas - short book. | 4 stars

Goodreads shelf of these 55 books is here.

Happy Reading!

~Eleni~ 

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