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INTRODUCTION


Last year I stumbled upon a challenge through Goodreads.com. It was to see how many books I could read in a year. I set a goal for myself and attempted to achieve it, however, I failed miserably. 111 books in 2011 is quite impossible when you also have school to deal with and getting sick. If any of you don't know, that's about a book every 3 days or so. I was going strong up until March when I got sick and couldn't keep up. Needless to say, I abandoned my quest for the year; at least at that rate. I did end up reading somewhere around 70 books for the year.


This year, I'm doing the challenge again. My goal is 66 books in 2012 (because 6+6=12. I know, I'm clever.) I invite you to join me in this quest: How many books can you read in 2012??



WHEN


Start: January 1, 2012, 12:00 a.m.
End: December 31, 2012, 11:59 p.m.



MY LIST (Completed)


I am also keeping track of my books on goodreads.com. StarfruitPanda Goodreads Page If any of these sound interesting, please feel free to look them up. This is just a partial list, I will add more as the year goes on. I will keep this list up-to-date as often as possible.

66/66

1. Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
2. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
3. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
5. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
6. The Lover's Dictionary by David Leviathan
7. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
8. Master Zacarias by Jules Verne
9. R.U.R. by Karel Capek
10. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
11. Mimsy Were the Borogroves by Lewis Padgett
12. Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) by Philip K. d**k
13. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
14. Vaster Than Empires and More Slow by Ursula K. Le Guin
15. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
16. Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
17. Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
18. Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card
19. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
20. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
21. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
22. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
23. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
24. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
25. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
26. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
27. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
28. The Break-up Club by Melissa Senate
29. Nekropolis by Maureen F. McHugh
30. Looking for Alaska by John Green
31. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice
32. Love You to Death by Melissa Senate
33. See Jane Date by Melissa Senate
34. The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate
35. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
36. Burning Chrome by William Gibson
37. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross
38. Necromancer: Novella by Lish McBride
39. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
40. Cross My Heart by Katie Klein
41. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
42. My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis
43. My Merlin Awakening by Priya Ardis
44. The Guardian by Katie Klein
45. Vendetta by Katie Klein
46. Thirteen Reasons Why by Asher Jay
47. Pandora's Key by Nancy Richardson Fischer
48. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
49. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
50. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
51. What I've Done by Jen Naumann
52. Easy by Tammara Webber
53. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
54. Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard
55. Gabriel's Rapture by Sylvain Reynard
56. Love Unscripted by Tina Reber
57. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
58. The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens
59. The Prophet by Amanda Stevens
60. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
61. Disembodied Bones by C.L. Beville
62. Five Days in Summer by Katia Lief
63. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
64. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
65. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
66. Paper Towns by John Green

More Than My Quest

67. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
68. Riptide by Catherine Coulter
69. Knock Out by Catherine Coulter
70. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
71. Leah by Dana Haffer
72. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
73. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
74. The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst
75. Reason to Breath by Rebecca Donovan



YOU AND YOUR LIST


If you're going to join me in this quest, let me know how many you want to read within the year. I will add your names below along with the your goal and total amount. (ie Name - 14/20) Post which books you are reading, and keep up with the progress. You can either edit your previous post, or re-post as you end/finish another book.




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READERS


1. StarfruitPanda - 15/66
2. Cerebral Ulcer 4/30 (sliding scale)
3. Little Rowan 0/100
4. Nyrissa 11/50 (sliding scale)
5. Gray Flashbacks 0/66
6. Mihaela 0/50
7. Cherry God Mother 0/40
8. Fluffballofdoom 0/50
9. Eye_Eight_U 14/110
10. Kristallos 0/50
11. Bloodie_Roses 0/250
12. MadamoiselleMorganne 0/50
13. Waregliding5683 0/50
13. Justastaringproblem 0/30
14. We Who Have Fallen 7/45
15. Only_Broken_Promises 12/80
16. Call Me Apple 0/40
17. L.E. Death 6/52
18. Kizsoi 0/50
19. Sweetari 0/50
20. In Living Colour 0/100
21. KillingDance 2/50
22. DeeSpark 0/50
23. Watru8 0/66
24. The88YearOldProstitute v2 1/50
25. Dragon HighLord Flambe 2/80
26. Atlassa 9/52
27. Liklef_lvr 2/30
28. DarkSideDragon06 1/50
29. Myelodisplastic Syndrome 0/100
30. Hiddochi wolf 0/25
31. Fujin Oni 3/25
32. EuphoricUnderworld 13/100
33. Marek Tataka Warchild 6/40+
34. Questing Eternity 2/30

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SUGGESTIONS


Any suggestions for me or any other users will be posted here.
If you have a suggestion post it as: Suggestion: Title


1. A Monster Calls 2. Unwind 3. Divergent by Veronica Roth 4. The Maze Runner Series 5. I Am Number Four and the Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

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Ender's Shadow - Orson Scott Card



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Suggestion: A Monster Calls

and i am currently reading: the otherworldlies

good luck with your goal!
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Thanks for the suggestion!
It sounds awesome, I'll see about adding it to my reading list.
((I would recommend A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, even though it's a play. I'd also recommend UNWIND by Neal Shusterman.))
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I've actually read A Doll's House...
Not one of my favorite stories...
((Ehh... I liked it, for some reason. Good ending, I though. Ahh, well, to each his own, oui?))
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Indeed, to each his own...
I think it would've made a better book...
Allowing for greater character development.
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