Wednesday, December 31, 2014

4th quarter reading challenge 2014 - clear your clutter/Buried Treasure

The reading challenge for the fourth quarter of 2014 on one of the groups I'm on over on Goodreads was to clear some books off your Goodreads to-read shelf. Meaning, books that were on your Goodreads to-read shelf before the start of the challenge.

My Kindle dying and forcing me to read books on my computer helped me get a good start on this challenge, since I had several books I hadn't gotten around to reading that I have pdf copies of on the computer; most of which I have copies of in mobi format, or access to other formats via Smashwords, but not all due to some Smashwords authors deciding to unpublish books from time to time. Almost all of them were quite short books, which was ideal for quick reads for the computer, as well as being ideal for clearing off a decent chunk of the large list of books on my Goodreads to-read shelf.

Anyway, these are the books I cleared off my to-read shelf between October 1st and December 31st of this year:

1. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift ~ marked as to read on January 7th 2013; read on October 1st 2014.
2. Brew (Salem's Revenge, #1) by David Estes ~ marked as to read on June 10th 2013; read on October 2nd 2014.
3. Boil (Salem's Revenge, #2) by David Estes ~ marked as to read on August 19th 2014; read on October 3rd 2014.
4. 900 Miles: A Zombie Novel by S. Johnathan Davis ~ marked as to read on February 15th 2013; read on October 4th 2014.
5. Upside Down Fairy Stories: Wolfie And The Red Hoods by Janine Everall ~ marked as to read on March 7th 2013; read on October 5th 2014.
6. Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend by John H. Carroll ~ marked as to read on January 7th 2013; read on October 5th 2014.
7. The Tombstone Stranger by Robert C. Mason ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 5th 2014.
8. Time Immortal: Tales Of Marcus, The Blind Vampire by Laura A. Ellison ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 6th 2014.
9. The Land Never Promised by Sam Seudo ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 9th 2014.
10. Wedding March And Other Ghost Stories by Timothy Frost ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 9th 2014.
11. The Punishment Of Phoebus Apollo by Brenna Lyons ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 10th 2014.
12. Fortune Smiles by Amber D. Sistla ~ marked as to read on March 15th 2013; read on October 10th 2014.
13. Amy's Angels by Amy Adams ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 11th 2014.
14. Into The Rift by Brett James Irvine ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2014; read on October 12th 2014.
15. The Ramblers by Catherine E. Chapman ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 12th 2014.
16. In The Footsteps Of Giants We Can Hear Echos by Christopher Humpherys ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 12th 2014.
17. Marcella, Vampire Mage by Elizabeth Loraine ~ marked as to read on March 15th 2013; read on October 13th 2014.
18. Two And A Half Dragons: Three Dragon Tales by Emma Laybourn ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2014; read on October 13th 2014.
19. Dappled Harmony by Jae Loren ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 13th 2014.
20. The Stone Shepherd's Son by James Comins ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 13th 2014.
21. The Tale Of One Tree by Rachael Long ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 14th 2014.
22. Ryann by Paul Dorset ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 15th 2014.
23. The World Beyond The Door by Steven Larson & Margaret Larson ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 15th 2014.
24. The Vampire castle by Malla Duncan ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 15th 2014.
25. The Forgotten Village by Lyssa Medana ~ marked as to read on January 12th 2013; read on October 15th 2014.
26. Madison And The Missing Moon by Jamie Busby ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 16th 2014.
27. The Lady In The Forest by Jeanné Olivier ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 16th 2014.
28. Inverse Fall by Katie M John ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 16th 2014.
29. The Ice Princess by Katie M John ~ marked as to read on January 10th 2013; read on October 17th 2014.
30. Secret Santa, Agent Of X.M.A.S. by Guy Bass ~ marked as to read on January 5th 2013; read on October 17th 2014.
31. The Eye Of The World (The Wheel Of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on November 20th 2014.
32. The Great Hunt (The Wheel Of Time, #2) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on November 22nd 2014.
33. The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel Of Time, #3) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on November 25th 2014.
34. The Shadow Rising (The Wheel Of Time, #4) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on November 28th 2014.
35. Pathfinder #5—Rise of the Runelords Chapter 5: "Sins of the Saviors" (Rise of the Runelords #5) by Stephen S. Greer, Brian Cortijo, Tim Hitchcock, Nicolas Logue, Mike McArtor, Sean K. Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, and James L. Sutter ~ marked as to read on April 17th 2014; read on November 29th 2014.
36. The Fires Of Heaven (The Wheel Of Time, #5) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on December 1st 2014.
37. Lord Of Chaos (The Wheel Of Time, #6) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on December 4th 2014.
38. A Crown Of Swords (The Wheel Of Time, #7) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on December 9th 2014.
39. The Path Of Daggers (The Wheel Of Time, #8) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on December 11th 2014.
40. Winter's Heart (The Wheel Of Time, #9) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on December 13th 2014.
41. Crossroads Of Twilight (The Wheel Of Time, #10) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on December 16th 2014.
42. Knife Of Dreams (The Wheel Of Time, #11) by Robert Jordan ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on December 18th 2014.
43. The Gathering Storm (The Wheel Of Time, #12) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on December 20th 2014.
44. Towers Of Midnight (The Wheel Of Time, #13) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on December 22nd 2014.
45. A Memory Of Light (The Wheel Of Time, #14) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson ~ marked as to read on March 14th 2013; read on December 26th 2014.
46. Slip (Slip, #1) by David Estes ~ marked as to read on May 16th 2014; read on December 30th 2014.

I know there are still several hours left in the year, and that means there's time for me to finnish reading the book I'm currently reading, but I'm posting this now because the book I'm currently reading won't count for this challenge, and even if I start another that was on my to-read list before the start of October before today is out, I won't get it completely read in time for it to be counted.

6 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Goodness. You were busy!!

That Robert Jordan seems rather prolific!

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
It took him several years to write the 11 books he published by himself, and he died leaving nothing but notes and instructions for what became the last 3 books in the series, which were written by someone else after his death (his wife found the other guy who finished the series).

AliceKay said...

That's a lot of books! :)

Happy New Year, Tori!

Victoria Zigler said...

AK:
You think that's a lot? Wait until I post about how many books I read in 2014 later on, LOL!

Happy New Year to you too!

Rita said...

Blogger wouldn't let me comment before. I'm going to try again...but I'm not saying anything new--LOL! That's a lot of books!! LOL! ;) Maybe this will work this time.

Victoria Zigler said...

Rita:
Looks like it worked this time.. YAY! :)

Yeah, it's a lot of books... Less than a quarter of what I read in total in 2014 though.