2016 GoodReads Challenge

I’ve been participating in the GoodReads Challenge for the past 3 years (including this year).  The first year I participated, 2014, I came to the challenge a little late in the year (I think in summer sometime), so I only challenged myself to read 65 books by the end of the year. At first I didn’t think I’d succeeded because only 58 were listed, but then I realized (after Jan 1) that there were some I had forgotten to add, so that took me up to my goal of 65.

Last year, I set a goal of 120 books and I surpassed it and read 134 books during the year. For 2016, I set my goal back at 65 because I wanted to read 65 new-to-me books. I reread a lot. When life is stressful, I only want to read things that I’ve read before so there are no surprises. I decided I wanted to set a goal of a certain number of books that didn’t include all my re-reading. I managed to finish a month ahead of time. I was also attempting to not make them all cozy mysteries. They’re not all cozies, but I wasn’t as successful at getting as much diversity as I wanted this year.

Below is the list of books I’ve read this year in alphabetical order – if I wrote a review, it’s linked to it.

  1. 14th Colony – Steve Berry – Fiction
  2. A Diversity of Dragons – Anne McCaffrey – Fantasy
  3. All You Need is Fudge – Nancy Coco – Cozy Mystery
  4. Apprentice In Death – J.D. Robb – Non-cozy mystery
  5. Armada – Ernest Cline – Science Fiction/Fantasy
  6. Arsenic And Old Books – Miranda James – Cozy mystery
  7. Bewitched, Bothered, And Biscotti – Bailey Cates – Cozy mystery
  8. Bless Her Dead Little Heart – Miranda James – Cozy mystery
  9. Books Of A Feather – Kate Carlisle – Cozy mystery
  10. Borrowed Crime – Laurie Cass – Cozy mystery
  11. Brotherhood in Death – J.D. Robb – Non-cozy Mystery
  12. Butter Off Dead – Leslie Budewitz – Cozy mystery
  13. Capture Me – Geneva Lee – Super Steamy Romance
  14. Cat With A Clue – Laurie Cass – Cozy mystery
  15. Charms & Chocolate Chips – Bailey Cates – Cozy mystery
  16. City Of The Yeti – Robert A. Love – Children’s Fiction
  17. Classified As Murder – Miranda James – Cozy mystery
  18. Copy Cap Murder – Jenn Mckinlay – Cozy mystery
  19. Cracked To Death – Cheryl Hollon – Cozy mystery
  20. Crave Me – Geneva Lee (Super Steamy) – Romance
  21. Crime Rib – Leslie Budewitz – Cozy mystery
  22. Dead With The Wind – Miranda James – Cozy mystery
  23. Deck The Hallways – Kate Carlisle – Cozy mystery
  24. Devonshire Scream – Laura Childs – Cozy mystery
  25. Digging Up The Dirt – Miranda James – Cozy mystery
  26. Dressed To Kill – Lynn Cahoon – Cozy mystery
  27. Eruption: The Untold Story Of Mt. St. Helens – Steve Olson – Non-Fiction
  28. File M For Murder – Miranda James – Cozy mystery
  29. Final Sentence – Daryl Wood Gerber – Cozy mystery
  30. Fudging The Books – Daryl Wood Gerber – Cozy mystery
  31. Get Me to the Grave on Time – D.E. Ireland – Cozy Mystery
  32. Gone With The Witch – Heather Blake – Cozy mystery
  33. Grilling The Subject – Daryl Wood Gerber – Cozy mystery
  34. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling – Screenplay
  35. If The Shoe Kills – Lynn Cahoon – Cozy mystery
  36. In His Corner – Vina Arno – Romance
  37. Inherit The Word – Daryl Wood Gerber – Cozy mystery
  38. Killer Run – Lynn Cahoon – Cozy mystery
  39. Killing Thyme – Leslie Budewitz – Cozy mystery
  40. License To Dill – Mary Ellen Hughes – Cozy mystery
  41. Magic And Macaroons – Bailey Cates – Cozy mystery
  42. Mary Travers: A Woman’s Words – Edited By Mike Renshaw – Non-Fiction
  43. Murder In The Secret Garden – Ellery Adams – Cozy mystery
  44. Murder On Wheels – Lynn Cahoon – Cozy mystery
  45. Murder Past Due – Miranda James – Cozy mystery
  46. One Foot In The Grape – Carlene O’neil – Cozy mystery
  47. Out Of Circulation – Miranda James – Cozy mystery
  48. Pouncing On Murder – Laurie Cass – Cozy mystery
  49. Reading Up A Storm – Eva Gates – Cozy mystery
  50. Rest Ye Murdered Gentleman – Vicky Delany – Cozy mystery
  51. Ripe For Murder – Carlene O’neil – Cozy mystery
  52. Rum Luck – Ryan Aldred – Non-cozy mystery
  53. Scene of the Brine – Mary Ellen Hughes – Cozy mystery
  54. Snow Angel Cove – Raeanne Thayne – Romance
  55. Some Enchanted Éclair – Bailey Cates – Cozy mystery
  56. Spider Game – Christine Feehan (Super Steamy) – Romance
  57. Stirring The Plot – Daryl Wood Gerber – Cozy mystery
  58. Tea Cups And Carnage – Lynn Cahoon – Cozy mystery
  59. The Calendar Of New Beginnings – Ava Miles – Fiction/Romance
  60. The Fountain Of Infinite Wishes – Ava Miles – Fiction/Romance
  61. The Gate To Everything – Ava Miles – Fiction/Romance
  62. The Highway Man – Craig Johnson – Non-cozy mystery
  63. The Promise Of Rainbows – Ava Miles – Fiction/Romance
  64. The Rejected Writer’s Book Club – Suzanne Kelman – Fiction/Women’s Fiction
  65. The Seven-Course Christmas Killer – Rosie Genova – Cozy mystery novella
  66. The Silence Of The Library – Miranda James – Cozy mystery
  67. The White Spell – Lynn Kurland – Fantasy Romance
  68. The Witch And The Dead – Heather Blake – Cozy mystery
  69. Vanilla Beaned – Jenn Mckinlay – Cozy mystery
  70. We Wish You A Murderous Christmas – Vicky Delany – Cozy mystery
  71. When We Were Sisters – Emilie Richards – Women’s Fiction

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