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Lady Sybil Vimes

Ianthe normally starts these but I’m not sure if she’s still around.

 

Who’s in for 2019?

 

Post your reading goal and I’ll try to keep this post updated. You decide what counts as a book whether it be novels, nonfiction, audio books, coffee table book, and so on.

 

My goal is thirty again this year. I managed it easily last year so it’s a nice, comfortable number for me.

 

Rowenas Necklace: 20

OscarAndTilly: 150

FuzzyChocolateToes: 20

Mishu: 40

jojonbeanie: 52

Threetwoone: 24

Hands Up: 24

Peahen: 20

cardamom: 26

Hills mum Bec: 45

LettyRaines: 200

71Cath: 15

MarigoldMadge: 52

Tinsillitis: 30

alchetta: 12

Nasty Bunsen: 25

emma_jean: 24

monet: 55

Sancti-claws: 36

Lou-bags: 26

mayahlb: 100

foom: 50

Riotproof: 40

Toomanybooks: 150

Weavile: 52

SoLongMarianne: 200

kimasa: 365

Astrocyte: 52 and 20,000 pages

Lady Sybil Vimes: 30

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Astrocyte

I'd love to join. I completely failed my reading challenge last year. Only managed to read 6 books, 3 of which I had previously read (and loved). I brought a lot more than 6 books though so I'll have no difficulty finding books to read.

 

My goal for this year is 52 and 20,000 pages. Same as my goal last year but hopefully I manage to achieve it this year.

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kimasa

I'm going for 365 books in 365 days. Most of those will be books for work, so junior, YA and GN.

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SoLongMarianne

I would love to join in! I am a bit of an EB lurker, but followed this thread last year. I am aiming for 200- I am a librarian, so it will include a lot of children’s and YA.

So far in 2019 I have read

1. Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winter

2. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriaty

Currently reading The Secrets of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange

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Lady Sybil Vimes

Great to see everyone’s goals. I’ll keep updating as more people post.

 

My first book for 2019 is Jog On by Bella Mackie. Bit of an impulse purchase about a memoir of jogging and anxiety. Turned out to be an honest, enjoyable, equally sad and fun book about living with crippling anxiety and how jogging helped but didn’t fix it.

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Toomanybooks

150 for me, I almost did it last year with 144 books.

 

This year so far:

1) Milkman by Anna Burns

2) Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

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Riotproof

I’m aiming for 40.

 

1. Fantastic beasts screenplay

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Riotproof

Which one are you doing the practchett one for? I’m going to try reading the Colour of Magic again. I do find sometimes,my frame of mind influences how I feel about books and tv.

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CrankyM

RP I didn’t like colour of magic. The witches and death ones from disc world though I absolutely loved.

 

My goal is 100. Whether I get near it or not will depend on how organised I am as I’m doing the whole study thing again this year.

 

So far I’ve read:

 

1. Cheetahs never win / RJ Blain

2. Queen Jane (#2 AI destiny) / Timothy Ellis

3. Sin and Magic (#2 Demigod of San Francisco) / KF Breene

4. Hunter’s Terminus (The Hunter Imperium #2) / Timothy Ellis

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Riotproof

I always think you should start at the beginning. Maybe I’m wrong.

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Lady Sybil Vimes

I'm thinking I'll re-read all the Discworld books (or as many as I can) this year. It's been a while since I've done that. I just bought The Colour of Magic again with the new cover so I'm going to start there and go chronologically.

 

I always recommend Mort to new Pratchett readers. I feel like that's where he jumped up another level from fun parodist of genre cliches to being fully in control of his plotting and characterisation.

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Lou-bags

My goal for last year was 26 and I didn’t make it. So I’m going to keep it the same for this year and see how I go.

 

#1: The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy, BM Carroll (narrated by a small cast of narrators, which I didn’t enjoy to begin with but quite liked by the end). I have mixed feelings about this book. It was gripping, but didn’t quite hit the spot for me in same way I can’t explain. Also a bit of a cheat as I started this a few days before 2019 began... sorry ;)

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Sancti-claws

I have no idea what to set as a goal? Some weeks I can plough through and some weeks not.

 

I will give myself a modest 3 a month goal - so 36 and see how we go.

 

I haven't actually finished any this year, but have 2 on the go.

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monet

I'm back in. I was just short of my 2018 goal so think I will make it 55 this year.

 

#1 The Favourite Sister - Jessica Knoll

 

Thanks for organising LSV.

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emma_jean

My goal is 24... couple of books a month should be doable!

 

#1 Atomic Habits - James Clear.

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CrankyM

I always think you should start at the beginning. Maybe I’m wrong.

 

I’ve read most of the discworld books and I don’t think it really matters. He has, series inside the series, so those ones are best to follow but most of them you can just dive in. I think it took a few books before he truly found his groove. I also like the ones of the police force in Ankh-Morpork. I haven’t read any in years I should go back and read them again.

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Nasty Bunsen

I’m in for another year, failed miserably last year - I blame it on returning to work and not having a holiday - so I’ll aim for 25 this year.

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alchetta

I'm going to join this year. Hoping for 12 as I only just read my first novel since I was pregnant (DD nearly 2 did NOT sleep).

I'm back working 4 days so I think it'll be a struggle to even do one a month but I'll try!

 

1. Normal People by Sally Rooney

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Tinsilitis

I'm in! My goal is 30 this year.

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MerryMadrigalMadge

I'm in - I'm going to do the 52 book challenge - like the recent Guardian article, I've always thought of myself as a reader but realised I haven't really read enough for some years.

 

Book 1 - Michelle Obama's biography - about 40% in - it's a cracking and easy read.

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71Cath

I’m in! My goal last year was 15, and I smashed it reading 33. Goal for this year will be 25 I think.

 

Already managed number 1 - Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer. Loved it.

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foom

I always think you should start at the beginning. Maybe I’m wrong.

 

I usually think this way when I read a series but not in the case of Discworld. The first two are two of the weakest books in the series. I started with Soul Music and that had me hooked.

 

I recommend people start with Wyrd Sisters, Men at Arms, Soul Music or The Wee Free Men. Or if they are someone really not sure about this sort of writing then Hogfather and fill them in on the background.

 

Has anyone else loved the Discworld and struggled with the Long Earth series?

 

btw Carpe Juggulum got put down as the based on a mythical idea, etc prompt.

 

EFS

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hills mum bec

I’m in. Haven’t joined the reading challenge on EB before but usually challenge myself on Goodreads. Last year I set 45 and just squeezed through on 46.

 

I will set myself 45 for this year.

 

Currently reading Loyalty in Death by JD Robb.

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