Reading Challenge 2018

Goals

  • Have fun!
  • Use the randomizer app to choose which active series I’m going to read
  • Write more reviews
  • ABC challenge

Statistics

  • Books read: 88
  • Pages read: 31845
  • Books abandoned: 1
  • New authors: 30
  • Rereads: 2

Active series

  • Guido Brunetti (20/28)
  • Nic Costa (7/10)
  • Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (7/14)
  • The Old Kingdom/Abhorsen (5.5/7)
  • The Void Trilogy (2/3)
  • Detective Inspector Chen (3/5)
  • Lockwood & Co (1.5/5)

Series finished/up to date/abandoned

  • World’s Scariest Places
  • The Others
  • The Magicians
  • Sebastian St. Cyr
  • The Afterlife Investigations
  • Ruth Galloway
  • Gideon Crew
  • House of Souls
  • Lincoln Rhyme
  • Black Acres

ABC Challenge
Book titles in between brackets I haven’t read (yet), but are reminders for myself and are possible reads to cross off that letter. For X I make an exception; it’s very hard to find books where the title start with an X that I want to read. So for that letter I’m allowed to find a book where one of the words start with an X.

A
* After the Snow – Susannah Constantine
* Abhorsen – Garth Nix
* Asylum – Ambrose Ibsen
* About Face – Donna Leon
* The Amber Light – Ambrose Ibsen

B
* The Brutal Telling – Louise Penny
* Bury Your Dead – Louise Penny
* The Burial Hour – Jeffery Deaver
* The Borderland – Ambrose Ibsen

C
* City of Endless Night – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
* The Carrow Haunt – Darcy Coates
* The Cruelest Month – Louise Penny
* Clariel – Garth Nix
* The Cutting Edge – Jeffery Deaver

D
* The Deliveryman – Jeffery Deaver
* The Demonic – Lee Mountford
* Devil’s Rock – Paul Tremblay
* Darkest Part of the Woods – Ramsey Campbell
* The Demon and the City – Liz Williams
* The Dark Angel – Elly Griffiths
* Dante’s Numbers – David Hewson
* Drawing Conclusions – Donna Leon
* The Dagger in the Desk – Jonathan Stroud

E
* The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
* The End of Temperance Dare – Wendy Webb

F
* Forest – Ambrose Ibsen

G
* The Girl of His Dreams – Donna Leon
* The Graveyard Apartment – Mariko Koike
* The Garden of Evil – David Hewson

H
* How to be Champion – Sarah Millican
* The Hour Before Dark – Douglas Clegg
* The Haunting of Riley Watson – Alexandra Clarke
* The Hangman – Louise Penny
* Hunted – Darcy Coates
* The House of Long Shadows – Ambrose Ibsen
* The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson

I
* Island of the Dolls – Jeremy Bates
* I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – Michelle McNamara
* In A Dark, Dark Wood – Ruth Ware
* In Absentia – Ambrose Ibsen
* In Darkness – Ambrose Ibsen

J
* The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

K
* The Keeper – Sarah Langan

L
* Lirael – Garth Nix
* Lake Silence – Ann Bishop
* Laurie – Stephen King

M
* The Mystery House: San Antonio – Eva Pohler
* The Magicians – Lev Grossman
* The Magician King – Lev Grossman
* Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan
* The Magician’s Land – Lev Grossman
* Murder on the Oxford Canal – Faith Martin
* Malefic – Ambrose Ibsen

N
* Nest – Terry Goodkind
* Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case – Garth Nix

O
* The Occupant – Ambrose Ibsen
* The Outsider – Stephen King

P
* The Pharaoh Key – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Rhyme
* Precious Dragon – Liz Williams

Q
* A Question of Belief – Donna Leon

R
* Riptide – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
* A Rule Against Murder – Louise Penny
* The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel

S
* The Stranger Beside Me – Anne Rule
* The Skin Collector – Jeffery Deaver
* The Seventh Sacrament – David Hewson
* Snake Agent – Liz Williams
* The Steel Kiss – Jeffery Deaver
* The Sandman: Master of Dreams – Neil Gaiman
* The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes
* The Sandman: The Doll’s House
* Salem’s Lot – Stephen King
* The Screaming Staircase – Jonathan Stroud

T
* The Tower – Simon Clark
* To Hold the Bridge – Garth Nix
* A Trick of the Light – Louise Penny
* The Temporal Void – Peter F. Hamilton

U
* The Uninvited – Dorothy MacArdle

V
Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead

W
* The Watchmaker of Filigreestreet – Natasha Puller
* Why Kill the Innocent – C.S. Harris
* Wychwood – George Mann
* Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China – Jung Chang
* The Weight of Lies – Emily Carpenter

X
* Mr. X – Peter Straub

Y
* You In? – Kealan Patrick Burke

Z
* Zombie – Joyce Carol Oates

 

 

Reading List

  1.  How to Be Champion by Sarah Millican
  2.  Riptide by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  3.  The Mystery House: San Antonio by Eva Pohler
  4.  The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Puller
  5.  The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
  6.  Nest by Terry Goodkind
  7.  City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  8.  The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  9.  The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
  10.  The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver
  11.  The Girl of His Dreams by Donna Leon
  12.  The Magician King by Lev Grossman
  13.  The Deliveryman by Jeffery Deaver
  14.  After the Snow by Susannah Constantine
  15.  The Seventh Sacrament by David Hewson
  16.  Lirael by Garth Nix
  17.  Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  18.  Island of the Dolls by Jeremy Bates
  19.  A Rule Against Murder by Penny Louise
  20.  The Demonic by Lee Mountford
  21.  Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
  22.  I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
  23.  Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
  24.  The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
  25.  Snake Agent by Liz Williams
  26.  Why Kill the Innocent by C.S. Harris
  27.  Abhorsen by Garth Nix
  28.  The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates
  29.  The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (DNF)
  30.  Asylum by Ambrose Ibsen
  31.  The Darkest Part of the Woods by Ramsey Campbell
  32.  Forest by Ambrose Ibsen
  33.  The Occupant by Ambrose Ibsen
  34.  The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
  35.  The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
  36.  The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver
  37.  About Face by Donna Leon
  38.  Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case by Garth Nix
  39.  The Tower by Simon Clark
  40.  The Demon and the City by Liz Williams
  41.  The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
  42.  Laurie by Stephen King
  43.  The Garden of Evil by David Hewson
  44.  The Keeper by Sarah Langan
  45.  Wychwood by George Mann
  46.  The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle
  47.  The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
  48.  The Outsider by Stephen King
  49.  Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
  50.  The Pharoah Key by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Rhyme
  51.  A Question of Belief by Donna Leon
  52.  The Hour Before Dark by Douglas Clegg
  53.  The Sandman: Master of Dreams by Neil Gaiman
  54.  In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  55.  The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
  56.  Mr. X by Peter Straub
  57.  Clariel by Garth Nix
  58.  The Haunting of Riley Watson by Alexandra Clarke
  59.  The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver
  60.  The Sandman: The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman
  61.  The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver
  62.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chan
  63.  The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter
  64.  Dante’s Numbers by David Hewson
  65.  ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  66.  The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  67.  Vampire Academy by Rachille Mead
  68.  Murder on the Oxford Canal by Faith Martin
  69.  Precious Dragon by Liz Williams
  70.  The Hangman by Louise Penny
  71.  To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix
  72.  Hunted by Darcy Coates
  73.  The House of Long Shadows by Ambrose Ibsen
  74.  Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon
  75.  Malefic by Ambrose Ibsen
  76.  The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver
  77.  The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  78.  In Absentia by Ambrose Ibsen
  79.  A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
  80.  The Borderland by Ambrose Ibsen
  81.  The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  82.  The Amber Light by Ambrose Ibsen
  83.  The Temporal Void by Peter F. Hamilton
  84.  You In? by Kealan Patrick Burke
  85.  In Darkness by Ambrose Ibsen
  86. The Dagger in the Dark by Jonathan Stroud
  87.  Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
  88.  Temple by Matthew Reilly