Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tracking my Reading--7th Edition

This is the seventh year I've kept a list of books I've read here on my blog.

Over the last six years I have read
 215 New Books

of which I have reread
44 books

with 1 book being reread twice.

I have reread 
73 books 

which I read before I started these lists 

of which I have reread 
3 books

Total # of books read over the last six years:
336 books

Finally, I have finished at least one book in
68 months

of the possible 72 months since I started keeping this list


See last year's list here.
Previous years' lists:
2008    2009    2010    2011    2012

January (3)
The Miserable Mill* by Lemony Snicket
The Austere Academy* by Lemony Snicket
The Ersatz Elevator* by Lemony Snicket

February (1)
Flambards by K. M. Peyton

March (3)
Ender's Game* by Orson Scott Card
Speaker of the Dead* by Orson Scott Card
Xenocide* by Orson Scott Card

April (2)
Children of the Mind* by Orson Scott Card
The Wizard of Oz* by L. Frank Baum

June (1)
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

July (2)
Spinning Straw into Gold* by Joan Gould
The Hobbit* by J.R.R. Tolkien

August (4)
The Fellowship of the Ring* by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Son by Lois Lowry
Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson

September (2)
The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson
Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

October (1)
The Blood of Olympus* by Rick Riordan

Total for the year: 19
Re-reads: 7
New Reads: 12


* = book owned by Roxy (read 12)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Six Years Running ... I Mean Reading

Not much intro needed as this is YEAR 6. New goal is to whittle down my "to-read" list on Goodreads and keep up the goals from last year of 2 books/month and reading 1 book/month that I already own (didn't quite reach that last one). Got some things I want to re-read this year so let's see if that happens along with all the new stuff I have planned.

January (5)
Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
Twin: A Memoir by Allen Shawn
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

February (4)
The Penderwicks of Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
The Candy Shop War* by Brandon Mull
The Candy Shop War: Arcade Catastrophe by Brandon Mull

March (7)
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
A World Without Heroes (Beyonders #1) by Brandon Mull
Seeds of Rebellion (Beyonders #2) by Brandon Mull
Chasing the Prophecy (Beyonders #3) by Brandon Mull
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

April (4)
The Great Hunt* by Robert Jordan
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

May (1)
Jinx by Meg Cabot

June (1)
The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #1) by Kathryn Lasky

July (3)
The Journey (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #2) by Kathryn Lasky
The Book of Mormon Girl by Joanna Brooks
The Rescue (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #3) by Kathryn Lasky

August (5)
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
The Siege (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #4) by Kathryn Lasky
The Shattering (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #5) by Kathryn Lasky
The Burning (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #6) by Kathryn Lasky
Skinny by Donna Cooner

September (2)
The Hatchling (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #7) by Kathryn Lasky
The Outcast (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #8) by Kathryn Lasky

November (8)
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The Hunger Games* by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire* by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay* by Suzanne Collins
The Lightning Thief* by Rick Riordan
Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke
Red Velvet Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
The Sea of Monsters* by Rick Riordan

December (7)
The Titan's Curse* by Rick Riordan
The Battle of the Labyrinth* by Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian* by Rick Riordan
The Bad Beginning* by Lemony Snicket
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Reptile Room* by Lemony Snicket
The Wide Window* by Lemony Snicket

Total for the year: 47
Re-reads: 13
New Reads: 34

* = book owned by Roxy (read 13)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Fifth Annual Roxy Reads Blog

And here I go again!  Five years running, and not about to stop.  Just finished my first book of the year (yeah, it took a little bit).  The goal is the same as last year, only this time with a twist:  2 books per month but at least one of these two has to be a book that I own.  This should make things a little more interesting.

January (2)
The Cat Who Tailed a Thief by Lilian Jackson Braun
Healing the Child Within* by Charles L. Whitfield, MD

February (13)
The Cat Who Sang for the Birds by Lilian Jackson Braun
Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
Ramona and her Father by Beverly Cleary
Ramona and her Mother by Beverly Cleary
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary
Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary
Patrick Troughton* by Michael Troughton
Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

March (2)
The Fault in our Stars* by John Green
Doctor Who: The Many Hands by Dale Smith

April (5)
The Indian in the Cupboard* by Lynne Reid Banks
Doctor Who: The Story of Martha by Dan Abnett et al.
The Return of the Indian* by Lynne Reid Banks
Forest Born by Shannon Hale
The Secret of the Indian* by Lynne Reid Banks

May (2)
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

June (3)
The Mystery of the Cupboard* by Lynne Reid Banks
Hatchetby Gary Paulsen
Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

July (2)
The Vivatera* by Candace J. Thomas
The Key to the Indian* by Lynne Reid Banks

August (5)
Princess of the Midnight Ball* by Jessica Day George
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian* by Eoin Colfer
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Just Ella* by Margaret Petersen Haddix

September (7)
City of Bones* by Cassandra Clare
One for the Money* by Janet Evanovich
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

October (6)
Doctor Who: Made of Steel* by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who: Code of the Krillitanes* by Justin Richards
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale

November (2)
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

December (3)
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan

Total for the year: 52
Re-reads: 15
New Reads: 37


* = book owned by Roxy (read 17)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reading Some More 2011

In 2010 I outdid myself: I read 74 books.  Now, I know in my pre-teen and teen years I read more books than that in a year (mostly when I was addicted to Sweet Valley High, Nancy Drew, and The Baby-sitter's Club), but I guarantee you that this was the most books I've read any year of my adult life.  When I finished up the last one of the year, coincidentally the current last one of a series, my husband looked at me, pleadingly, and said:

"You can stop reading now, right?"

I wish.

I am addicted to the written word.  It is my escape, my ultimate down time.  Of course I can't stop; but I hope to slow down a little.  The current goal is just to stay consistently reading and read no less than 2 books per month.

I'm already halfway through January's goal.

That being said, allow me to introduce you to the Reading Log of 2011!  If you are looking for book suggestions, feel free to check back here every once in a while.  And, please, as always, suggest something new, too.  I make good on them!

January (4)
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Turned On and Off by Lilian Jackson Braun

February (4)
Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville
Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville
Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville
The Last Hunt by Bruce Coville

March (7)
Winne the Pooh by A.A. Milne 
The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Played Brahms by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Played Post Office by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Candy Shop Wars by Brandon Mull
Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

April (3)
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Sniffed Glue by Lilian Jackson Braun


May (3) 
The Cat Who Went Underground by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

June (5)
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
The Cat Who Lived High by Lillian Jackson Braun
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Small Steps by Louis Sacher
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

July (6)
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

August (7)
The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Moved a Mountain by Lilian Jackson Braun
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye
The Cat Who Wasn't There by Lilian Jackson Braun
Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret by Obert Skye
The Cat Who Went into the Closet by Lilian Jackson Braun
Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the Want by Obert Skye

September (2)
The Cat Who Came to Breakfast by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Two Lives of Miss Charlotte Merryweather by Alexandra Potter

October (2)
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

November (6)
The Cat Who Blew the Whistle by Lilian Jackson Braun
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye
Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder by Obert Skye
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

December (4)
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
The Cat Who Said Cheese by Lilian Jackson Braun
Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine, M.A.

Total for the Year: 53
Re-reads: 24
New Reads: 29