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Welcome to the Reading Fete - the best place to keep track of the books you read in 2016. Set a goal, start a list, and get reading!

To get things started, here is my list:
1. The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher -A- 1/3
2. In His Steps by Charles Sheldon 1/4 -B-
3. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson -A- 1/8

4. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography -A- 1/17

5. Fool by Christopher Moore -A- 1/26

6. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton 2/6

7. Raylan by Elmore Leonard 2/9

8. Off Course by Michelle Huneven 2/28

9. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis -R- -K- -B- 3/19

10. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach -A- 4/8

11. Djibouti by Elmore Leonard -A- 5/9

12. The Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere -A- 5/17

Currently Reading
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson

Next Up

-A- is an audiobook
-R- is a reread
-K- is on my Kindle

-B- is for book club

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1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2. Gathering Prey

3. Young Sherlock Holmes: Bedlam

4. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

5. Wicked Prey



Grapes of Wrath

Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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Wow, 5 books already and with 2 little ones at home. That's awesome!

Reading is like the only thing that I can currently do that calms me or makes me feel human. Plus I still drive 70 miles a day (1 more week left!) so I have time for audiobooks.

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It's about life and organized crime on an Indian reservation. The most interesting parts weren't the main storyline, but the commentary on Native American life, both currently and through history. But the main story is pretty great too.


Basically, guy comes back to the rez after being gone for 20ish years, as an undercover FBI agent trying to bring down the tribe's chief and resident crime lord.

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1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (leftover from last year)

2. Legends 2 edited by George RR Martin (leftover from last year)

3. Bloodline by Warren Murphy

4. Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola and John Byrne

5. Cinderella vol 1 From Fabletown With Love by Chris Roberson and Bill Willingham

6. Cinderella vol 2 Fables Are Forever by Chris Roberson and Bill Willingham

7. Justice League United vol 1 Justice League Canada by Jeff Lemire and Mike McKone

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1. Joseph Maddrey & Lance Henriksen, Not Bad for a Human. The biography of character actor Lance Henriksen that contains so many lengthy, unedited quotes from him that it might as well be labeled autobiography. Covering the decades from his impoverished, nomadic upbringing to his NYC Method-acting stage days to his biggest moment in Aliens to his starring role in TV's Millennium to the dozens of direct-to-video crapfests he's done sine then. Along the way he shared a lot of memorable times with better known actors, felt his share of heartbreak, and didn't learn how to read till he was 30. The author cares way more about the zero-value obscurities in his back catalog than I do, but every so often Henriksen tosses out another weird moment or off-the-cuff thought that makes this a bit different from the usual bland tell-alls. (Fun trivia: Oliver Reed was kind of disgusting.)


2. Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, et al., Fables v. 21: Happily Ever After. The penultimate volume in the series, which was published at roughly the same time the creator found himself roasted alive on social media and lost some fans after conduct unbecoming at a "Women Comics Characters" convention panel. The long-running fairy-tales-in-today's-world series that Once Upon a Time basically ripped off legally remains fascinating on its own if you ignore the giant asterisk hanging over it now.

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8. Hellboy: Wake the Devil by Mike Mignola

9. Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and others by Mike Mignola

10. Hellboy: The Right Hand of Doom by Mike Mignola

11. Hellboy: Conqueror Worm by Mike Mignola

12. Strange Places by Mike Mignola

13. Hellboy: The Crooked Man and others by Mike Mignola

14. Hellboy: The Troll Witch and others by Mike Mignola

15. Hellboy: Darkness Calls by Mike Mignola

16. Hellboy: The Wild Hunt by Mike Mignola

17. Hellboy: The Storm and the Fury by Mike Mignola

18. Hellboy: The Bride of Hell by Mike Mignola

19. Hellboy in Hell: The Descent by Mike Mignola

20. Abe Sapien: The Drowning by Mike Mignola

21. Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest by Mike Mignola

22. Miracleman vol 1: Dream of Flying by Alan Moore

23. Miracleman vol 2: Red King Syndrome by Alan Moore

24. Miracleman vol 3: Olympus by Alan Moore

25. Pieces of Modesty by Peter O'Donnell

26. Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sunk Twice by Mike Carey

27. Fairest vol 1 Wide Awake by Bill Willingham

28. Fairest vol 2: Hidden Kingdom by Lauren Beukes

29. Fairest vol 4: Of Men and Mice by Marc Andreyko

30. Fairest vol 5: The Clamour for Glamour by Mark Buckingham

31. Astro City vol 1: Life in the Big City by Kurt Busiek

32. Astro City vol 3: Family Album by Kurt Busiek

33. Astro City vol 4: Tarnished Angel by Kurt Busiek

34. Astro City vol 5: local Heroes by Kurt Busiek

35. Justice vol 1 by Jim Krueger and Alex Ross

36, Transmetropolitan vol 0: Tales of Human Waste by Warren Ellis

37. Transmetropolitan vol 3: Year of the Bastard by Warren Ellis

38. Transmetropolitan vol 4: The New Scum by Warren Ellis

39. Transmetropolitan vol 5: Lonely City by Warren Ellis

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