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No challenges or special order for these . Some are audiobooks, some are from my Kindle and some are advanced reader's copies for NetGalley review , so it's a bit of everything tossed in together .

 

I'll put reviews and links up as I get time .

 

January - April  

 

 

1- Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend --   3 ***

 

2- Missing Mom : A True Crime, True Family Story  ---  4 ****

 

3- It's a Long Story :My Life -- 5 *****

 

4- The Innocent Killer : The True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing Aftermath --4  ****

 

5 - Kamikaze Kangaroo -- 4 ****

 

6- Supernatural Serial Killers  --- 2 **

 

7- Running on Red Dog Road -- 4 ****

 

8- Fighting the Devil --2 **

 

9- Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio -3

 

10 - A Death in Canaan -4

 

11- David Copperfield (Reread ) - 5

 

12 - Diary of a Nobody -- 3

 

13- Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood - 3

 

14- Jake & Clara : Scandal, Politics, Hollywood and Murder -4

 

15- Operation Ironman - 4

 

16-The Last Resort - 4

 

17- Can I Kiss Her Yet ? - 4

 

18 - Things Like the Truth  - 3

 

19- In the Backwoods of Nowhere - 3

 

20-  Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen - 3

 

21 - A King in a Court of Fools - 3

 

22- Amish Confidential - 4

 

23 - That Bear Ate My Pants - 4

 

24 - Don't Need the Whole Dog - 4

 

25 - Gone : The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence - 3

 

26- Murder of Bessie Shepherd - 3

 

27 - Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper - 3

 

28 -  Don't Get Me Started, We'll Be Here All Day - 4

 

29 - The Wrong Shade of Yellow - 4

 

30 - Alligator Candy - 5

 

31 - The Life We Bury - 4

 

32 - Cry From an Unholy Grave - 2

 

33- Dark World, Into the Shadows - 3

 

34 - Midnight Assassin - 5

 

35 - X Child Stars  - 4

 

36 - 10 Worst Serial Killers -3

 

37 - In The Company of Evil - 4

 

38 - Gitchie Girl - 3

 

39 - The Dark Tourist - 3

 

40 - Jumping in Mud Puddles - 2

 

41 - The Phantom Killer - 4

 

42 - The Christmas Letters - 3

 

43 - 84, Charing Cross Road  - 3

 

44 -Harry Trumans Excellent Adventure - 3

 

45 - The Lost Girls - 3

 

46 - Death on the Nile - 3

 

47 -Morgue A Life in Death - 3

 

48 - Girl By the Side of the Road - 2

 

49 - English Creek - 4

 

50 - Tales Behind the Tombstones - 3

 

51 -While the City slept -4

 

52 - The Kennedy Detail - 4

 

53 - Through Five Administrations - 4

 

54 -Youre Never Weird on the Internet - 4

 

55- No Stone Unturned - 2

 

56 -Horatio's Drive - 4

 

57 - Trail of Blood - 4

 

58- I'm Down - 5

 

59 - We're Not Sixteen Anymore - 3

 

60 - Chasing the Last Laugh - 2

 

61-Under the Stars - 4

 

62- Bones of Mariana -2

 

63- Creepy Capital - 4

 

64- Brady & Hindley- 3

 

65- Assassination Vacation - 4

 

66- Michigan Murders - 4

 

68- Partly Cloudy Patriot - 3

 

69- Follow the River -4

 

70- Heart-Land - 3

 

71-Wings- 4

 

72-Many Deaths of Tom Thomson - 4

 

73- Murder in the Stacks - 3

 

74-Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - 4

 

75- Fitting In - 4

 

76- I . Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting With My Daddy - 3

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May- August

 

77  Bulletproof

78  Queen of the Oddballs

79  The Last Resort

80 Mo, Me and America

81 Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere

82 Remembering America

83 A Man Called Ove

84 Stephen Fry in America

85 Famous Sheriffs and Western Outlaws

86 Nobody's Fool

87 You Had One Job

88 Wind Cries Mary

89 America's Boy

90 To Kill a Mockingbird (reread)

91 Bandit : A Daughter's Memoir

92 Hollywood Haunted

93 Chiefs

94 Lost in Place

95 NPR Road Trips

96 NPR Favorite Driveway Moments
97 Cheaper By the Dozen

98 Weird o pedia

99 Follow Me Down

100 This is Not My Beautiful Life

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Yea, I've been on a roll so far this year .  Reading on my Kindle doesn't make my fingers catch fire though .  :)

 

The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio is a really cute story. This is the second time I've read it .  It's a pretty fast read , too .

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Nope. just using my 5 as a top rating .  I'm probably a lot more liberal at giving out a 5 , or maybe I HAVE read more really  good books than I realized so far this year .

I'll work on getting reviews up soon . It's grey and rainy here today so I sorta took a nap  . :Zzzz:

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Thanks, Athena ,

I still haven't gotten any reviews up . Will try to get them posted soon .  Yes, I guess I have read several books I enjoyed.

 

I don't usually finish books I am not enjoying, though . Too many books, not enough time , you know ?

Lots of good ones out there to waste time on the ones I have to MAKE myself keep reading . I just move on to the next . At least it's helping to bring down my TBR pile to a more manageable number .  :)

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Thanks, Athena ,

I still haven't gotten any reviews up . Will try to get them posted soon .  Yes, I guess I have read several books I enjoyed.

 

I don't usually finish books I am not enjoying, though . Too many books, not enough time , you know ?

Lots of good ones out there to waste time on the ones I have to MAKE myself keep reading . I just move on to the next . At least it's helping to bring down my TBR pile to a more manageable number .  :)

 

My TBR`s down to 842 and I`m actually pleased ( well, it is still under 900... ). Do you know how many books are in your TBR pile ?  :smile:

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I don't usually finish books I am not enjoying, though . Too many books, not enough time , you know ?

Lots of good ones out there to waste time on the ones I have to MAKE myself keep reading . I just move on to the next . At least it's helping to bring down my TBR pile to a more manageable number .  :)

I agree, if I'm not really enjoying a book, I usually put it down too.

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My TBR`s down to 842 and I`m actually pleased ( well, it is still under 900... ). Do you know how many books are in your TBR pile ?  :smile:

 

Sounds like you have a nice stash to keep you busy for awhile :)  I actually have no clue how many I have . I don't keep track very well anymore. I've read a lot from my Kindle , so it's probably down around 150 . Then I read books for Netgalley and have maybe 30 in there that need read and reviewed. Plus I have maybe 100 audiobooks .

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Goodness me...what a long list of read books...I have 8... :D

 

Nothing wrong with that  :)  We all like to read at different paces . Sometimes I slow down, then speed up, depending on my moods I guess or what else is going on that needs attention .

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Sorry to sound like a broken record here, but that really is a ton of books! I don't think I know many, if any, of them either!

 

Noll,

Several of them are ARC's -so have yet to be published . I need to take the time to put authors and reviews up . It just looks like a big task when I'm this far behind !

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Good to have you back, Julie! :smile2: And man, you've read a huuuuge amount of books! :smile2: Do you have any favorites for this year so far? 

 

Thank you Frankie

 

I'd say the 2 that really stand out are  :

 

I'm Down by Mishna Wolff  -- it's a memoir that is so funny !

and

This is Not My Beautiful Life,  by  Victoria Fedden  ... I got it from NG and just finished it ,so not sure of the publication date . Its also a memoir . Ive read several of them this year .

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Hey there!  Happy to see you!  :D  

 

I'll add to the "wow, that's a lot of books!"  theme going on here.  :P  :giggle2:

Thanks --- I've been on a roll lately, that's for sure . I bet you've read a ton yourself !

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Sounds like you have a nice stash to keep you busy for awhile :)  I actually have no clue how many I have . I don't keep track very well anymore. I've read a lot from my Kindle , so it's probably down around 150 . Then I read books for Netgalley and have maybe 30 in there that need read and reviewed. Plus I have maybe 100 audiobooks .

 

That sounds very do-able - to me.  :smile:

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