Friday, January 1, 2016

*Platypire Read-A-Thon* January

Photo Courtesy of Platypire Maribel

It's a new year which means it's time for a new (updated) read-a-thon list. After seeing some of the other Platypires lists, I have decided that I LOVE the way Sofia organizes her list showing which month books are added. That being said, I'm way too lazy to go back through all my lists to do that with the books that I currently have listed, so those are just going to be called "Leftover from 2015." I'm also going to continue doing my list with my "currently reading", "read", and "to be read" sections separate, but I will denote books from 2015 with an asterisk, and will use parentheses to indicate what month a book was added to the list for anything from 2016. Trying to be a little more organized in the new year.

X - Read
R - Currently Reading
+ - To Be read

Currently Reading

R - The Rewriting of America's History by Catherine Millard*
R - Sector 64: Ambush by Dean M. Cole*
R - Sweetwater: The Kihn by Rivi Jacks*
R - The Voyage by Tammie Painter*
R - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd*
R - Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde*
R - Give Me Your Answer True by Suanne Laqueur*
R - Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder*
R - The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop*
R - Buffalo Trail by Jeff Guinn*
R - Troll by Ashley C. Harris*
R - Christine by Stephen King*
R - Human: A Shadow Empires Book by S.M. Carriere*
R -  The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild*
R - The Sanctum of Souls by R.K. Pavia*
R - Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum by Greg Funaro*
R - The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig*
R - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak*
R - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah*
R - The Gift of a Charm by Melissa Hill*
R - Torrent (Slow Burn #5) by Bobby Adair*
R - Far From Safe by Jillian Ashe* (GR)

To Be Read

+ - Henchgirl by Rita Stradling
+ - Infinitas by David N. Sebastian
+ - Here to Stay by Suanne Laqueur (GR)
+ - 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
+ - The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
+ - Back Blast by Mark Greaney
+ - Ask a Queer Chick by Lindsay King-Miller
+ - In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker
+ - Killshot by Aria Michaels

Leftover from 2015
+ - The &Now Awards Volume 3 by Various Authors
+ - Shadows of the Unseen by Christine Steendam
+ - Drawing Heat by S.L. Dearing
+ - Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
+ - PrairyErth by William Least Heat-Moon
+ - House of Holes by Nicholson Baker
+ - Pieces by Maria Kostaki
+ - Summer Secrets by Jane Green
+ - Forgiveness by Chiquis Rivera
+ - The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
+ - The Prophets of Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine
+ - Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
+ - The Underwriting by Michelle Miller
+ - The Biology of Luck by Jacob M. Appel
+ - Omega City by Diana Peterfreund
+ - American Warlord by Johnny Dwyer
+ - When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi
+ - Bell Weather by Dennis Mahoney
+ - Deadly Design by Debra Dockter
+ - Unprocessed by Megan Kimble
+ - The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
+ - The Sparks by Kyle Prue
+ - Take by Silvia Ami
+ - The Never-ending Story by Michael Ende
+ - Devil's Garden by Lance Tuck
+ - The Rumor by Elin Hildebrand
+ - It's You by Jane Porter
+ - Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
+ - Beautiful Girl by Fleur Philips
+ - The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri
+ - Killing Katie by B.A. Spangler
+ - A Hanging at Cinder Bottom by Glenn Taylor
+ - The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman
+ - Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
+ - The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer
+ - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
+ - Dracula is a Racist: A Totally Factual Guide to Vampires by Matt Melvin
+ - Steele Mackaye Investigations: The Tarot Problem by Barry H. Wiley
+ - The Age of Amy: Behind the Fun Zone by Bruce Edwards
+ - Jezebel: Defeating your #1 Spiritual Enemy by Bob Larson
+ - Fear Itself by Duffy Prendergast
+ - Anyone? by Angela Scott
+ - Silent Creed by Alex Kava
+ - The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie
+ - This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
+ - In the Dark by Chris Patchell
+ - Need by Joelle Charbonneau
+ - Gods of Anthem by Logan Keys
+ - Second Chances by Sarah Price
+ - A Bridge to Cross by Edward R. Hackemer
+ - The Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp
+ - Diary of a Single Wedding Planner by Violet Howe
+ - The Curse of Crow Hollow by Bill Coffey
+ - Family Grandstand by Carol Ryrie Brink
+ - The Saturday Night School of Beauty by Marsha Mehran
+ - The Boss Killers by Keith Gillison
+ - Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea by Jonathan David Kranz
+ - The Phantom of the Earth (Omnibus Edition) by Raedan Zen
+ - Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer
+ - Bloodlines by Lynn Lipinski
+ - High School Horror: Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker
+ - The Devil's Engine: Hellraisers by Alexander Gordon Smith
+ - Seaside by Wylde Scott
+ - Lydia's Enchanted Toffee by Neale Osborne
+ - Welcome to Monstrovia by Mark Newhouse
+ - Corr Syl the Warrior by Garry Rogers
+ - Christmas at the Vicarage by Rebecca Boxall
+ - Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash

I'm only adding 8 new books to my reading list, and those are being added almost entirely because I either snagged them as "read now" books on Netgalley or I got them through Penguin's First to Read program. One of them is a ARC that I received directly from the author, and one is a book I got through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. My main goal this month is really just knocking a bunch of books off of my currently reading list though, because once again I'm going to try to not start a new book when I have 6 books already started (which means I can't start a new book until I cut my currently reading list down significantly. I am making an exception for audiobooks however, because it would be absolutely silly to not allow myself to start a new one of those after I've finished the one I'm currently listening to when I go out walking). I'm hoping to make it past June before I break this year. - Katie


  1. You have a crap load of books to read. I can't plan that far ahead, I will get discouraged. Good luck!

    1. I don't pay much attention to my list when choosing what to read next...If I did, I'd get rather discouraged too. - Katie

  2. OMG. Your 2015 leftover list is overwhelming! Wish you the best.

    1. I'm hoping to start knocking a bunch of them off the list really quick...I'm also hoping to restrain myself more when adding new books to the list each month than I did last year. We shall see how that goes. - Katie

  3. Your list always makes me feel more sane. Thank you.

    1. That's why I do it...simply to make you feel more sane :) - Katie