Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 - Books Read

Well, here we are at the start of a new year.  Of course, I haven't finished anything yet, but this will be the place I list all the books I will read in this coming year.  (Scroll down to see what I've read.)  My 2015 goal was 100 books.  I finished the year at 77.  So, this year, I'm going to try to be more realistic and set my goal for 70 books.  Not sure what the year will bring, but if I'm as busy as I was last year, that should be doable.

If you click the link to last year's list, you'll see I started the year with HP#1 and finished the year with HP#5.  I totally didn't plan that, but there it is.  I'll finish the other 2 of the HP series this year.  I'm currently reading a book by Phyllis Whitney.  I don't expect to finish 2016 with one of hers, but who knows.  She wrote enough books that I could make that happen if I was so inclined.

As always, * denotes ebooks, date is date finished, the books are in reverse order with most recent read on top, and genre is self-explanatory.  =o)

Update 10/6/16: Increased the reading goal to 90 because I was only 2 books away from hitting the goal of 70.

81. The Deep by Mickey Spillane (12/14/16) - Hard-Boiled Crime
80. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (12/12/16) - Literature
79. The Cat Who Played Post Office by Lillian Jackson Braun (12/7/16) - Mystery
78. The Cat Who Played Brahms by Lillian Jackson Braun (12/6/16) - Mystery
77. The Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (12/5/16) - Suspense
76. Rescue Moon by Silver James (12/2/16) - Paranormal Romance*
75. The Hitwoman Plays Chaperone by JB Lynn (11/18/16) - Mystery*
74. Savaged Surrender by Jennifer Lyon (10/29/16) - Romance*
73. Blood & Fire (Dallas Fire & Rescue) by Silver James (10/20/16) - Paranormal Romance*
72. The Black Shrike by Alistair MacLean (10/15/16) - Spy Novel
71. The Destroyer: Missing Link (Remo Williams #39) by Warren Murphy (10/11/16) - Crime Novel
70. The Removers (Matt Helm #3) by Donald Hamilton (10/9/16) - Crime Novel
69. The Widow Watchers by Frank Archer (10/08/16) - Crime Novel
68. Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman (10/6/16) - Mystery
67. Convenient Cowgirl Bride by Silver James (10/4/16) - Romance
66. Nero Wolfe: Three at Wolfe's Door by Rex Stout (10/1/16) - Crime Novel
65. Feda's Anchor by DJ Salisbury (9/28/16) - YA Fantasy*
64. Nero Wolfe: In the Best Families by Rex Stout (9/19/16) - Crime Novel
63. The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett (9/11/16) - Crime Novel
62. Illusion's Child by DJ Salisbury (9/2/16) - YA Fantasy*
61. Barefoot Bay: Double Trouble by Silver James (8/30/16) - Romantic Suspense*
60. Where Angels Fear by Kasey Mackenzie (8/24/16) - Paranormal Romance*
59. The Truth about Love and Murder by Edie Ramer (8/8/16) - Romantic Suspense*
58. Crooked House by Agatha Christie (8/5/16) - Mystery
57. Line of Fire by Donald Hamilton (8/2/16) - Crime Novel
56. A New Eden: Idolatry Book 2 by Quent Cordair (8/1/16) - Literary Fiction*
55. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis (7/24/16) - Literature
54. The Man Who Played Thief by Don Smith (7/23/16) - Suspense/Crime Novel
53. Witch Myth: A Yew Hollow Cozy Mystery by Alexandria Clarke (7/22/16) - Paranormal Mystery*
52. Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse by Harper Lin (7/21/16) - Cozy Mystery*
51. Whiteout by Laurel Heidtman (7/19/16) - Suspense*
50. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (7/15/16) - Literature
49. Eternity Row by SL Viehl (7/11/16) - SF
48. Killer Mine by Mickey Spillane (7/7/16) - Hard-boiled Mystery
47. Hit & Run Bride by Nana Malone & Misty Evans (7/4/16) Romance*
46. Silver Wolf Clan by Tera Shanley (7/3/16) - Paranormal Romance*
45. Broken Faces by DM Carr (7/2/16) - Historical Romance*
44. The Second Book of Swords by Fred Saberhagen (6/28/16) - Fantasy
43. A Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes (6/26/16) - Paranormal Mystery*
42. The Hitwoman Under Pressure by JB Lynn (6/19/16) - Mystery*
41. Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh (6/18/16) - Mystery
40. Assignment in Brittany by Helen MacInnes (6/14/16) - Historical Suspense
39. The Boss and his Cowgirl by Silver James (6/9/16) - Romance*
38. The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie (6/8/16) - Mystery
37. The Shadow of Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer (6/6/16) - Crime Novel
36. Profit Motive: The Destroyer #48 by Warren Murphy & Richard Sapir (6/5/16) - Crime/Adventure
35. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (6/3/16) - Fantasy
34. Night Moves by Silver James (5/28/16) - Paranormal Romantic Suspense*
33. Ten Days' Wonder by Ellery Queen (5/27/16) - Mystery
32. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (5/25/16) - Literature / Children's
31. Boys and Ghouls Together edited by Alfred Hitchcock (5/24/16) - Mystery
30. The Flaming Tree by Phyllis A. Whitney (5/23/16) - Romantic Suspense
29. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (5/22/16) - Literature
28. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen (5/20/16) - Suspense
27. Shockball by SL Viehl (5/16/16) - SF
26. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling (4/27/16) - Fantasy
25. The Hitwoman and the Mother Load by JB Lynn (4/27/16) - Mystery*
24. Honor from Ashes by Sam Schall (4/22/16) - SF*
23. The Cat Who Saw Red by Lillian Jackson Braun (4/18/16) - Mystery
22. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (4/17/16) - Literature*
21. Closer Home by Kerry Anne King (4/12/16) - Women's Fiction*
20. Scavenger's War: The Marlowe Transmissions #1 by Jack Sheppard (4/11/16) - Dystopian*
19. Moonstruck: Secrets by Silver James (4/10/16) - Paranormal Romantic Action Thriller*
18. Duty from Ashes by Sam Schall (4/9/16) - SF*
17. Easy Coffee Cake Recipes by Jeen van der Meer (4/3/16) - NF Cooking*
16. Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickmen (3/31/16) - Fantasy
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker (3/25/16) - Literature*
14. Moonstruck: Lies by Silver James (3/20/16) - Paranormal Romantic Action Thriller*
13. Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta (3/18/16) - Urban Fantasy*
12. Barefoot Bound by Roxanne St. Claire (3/8/16) - Fiction (Romantic Suspense lead-in)*
11. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (3/8/16) - Urban Fantasy*
10. Compulsion by Allison Brennan (3/7/16) - Suspense
9. The Hitwoman and the Chubby Cherub by JB Lynn (3/4/16) - Mystery*
8. The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor (1/30/16) - Adventure
7. The Cat Who Turned On and Off by Lillian Jackson Braun (1/21/16) - Mystery
6. One Monday We Killed Them All by John D. MacDonald (1/18/16) - Hard-boiled Crime
5. The First Book of Swords by Fred Saberhagen (1/15/16) - Fantasy
4. The Hitwoman and the Sacrificial Lamb by JB Lynn (1/12/16) - Mystery*
3. Beyond Varallan (Stardoc #2) - S.L. Viehl (1/9/16) - SF
2. The D.A. Goes to Trial by Erle Stanley Gardner (1/5/16) - Hard-boiled Crime
1. The Turquoise Mask by Phyllis A. Whitney (1/2/16) - Romantic Suspense

Do you set reading goals?  How many books did you read last year?  How many are you hoping to read this year?

6 comments:

  1. 77 books is a great achievement! I've no idea how many books I've read in 2015 but it's no where near that amount. Happy New Year to you.

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    1. Thanks, Debs! Happy New Year to you, too!

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  2. I think my original goal was 150. That was upped by the end of summer to 175, then 200, then 220. I finished at close to 260, some not listed for "reasons." I've given up and just set 200 as my goal for 2016. I should make it. I have a whole slew on the Fire waiting for today. As soon as I finish IMMORTAL IN DEATH on audio, I'll get back to reading-reading, instead of listening.

    Have a book-full 2016! :D Happy New Year!

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  3. I got brave. I upped my goal by 1 more than I read in 2015, so 93. We'll see how I do. I've got two conventions to get ready for and books to write. I'll just have to stay off Facebook! Hmmm... Is that even possible? :)

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  4. I don't set reading goals, but have read a lot more this year, since getting a Kindle - something I never thought I'd succumb to! I've already got a list lined up for 2016.

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  5. 77 is a ton! I never read as many as I want. Usually about 30 a year.

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