Wednesday, June 1, 2016

*Platypire Read-A-Thon* June


Photo Courtesy of Platypire Maribel

June is here which means it's time to update my Platypire Read-A-Thon reading list again. This thing just keeps getting longer and longer. One of these days, I'm pretty sure my friends are going to stage an intervention, or they would if I lived on the same continent as they do (I just don't see an internet intervention being particularly effective.) So if you have any interest in seeing what I "plan" to read this month, take a gander at my updated list. And if you'd like to compare my current list to my June list from last year, you can do so here.

X - Read
R - Currently Reading
+ - To Be read
Bold - Must Read ASAP

Currently Reading

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 - 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 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak*
R - Back Blast by Mark Greaney (Jan)
R - Back of Beyond by Neeny Boucher (March)
R - The Travelers by Chris Pavone (March)
R - Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford (May)
R - Tainted by Ginna Moran (GR) (May)
R - God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction by Dan Barker (May)

To Be Read

June

+ - Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker
+ - By Helen's Hand by Amalia Carosella
+ - Victoria Crossing by Michael Wallace
+ - Edenland by Wallace King
+ - The Jolly Coroner by Quentin Canterel
+ - Colony of the Lost by Derik Cavignano
+ - Dove by M.H. Salter
+ - Cleo by Sassafras de Bruyn
+ - Everywhere and All Around by Pimm van Hest
+ - Tito the Magician by Guido van Genechten
+ - I Will Always be Happy to See You by Ellen Delange
+ - King Garnett Stories by Marianne Parry
+ - Babak the Beetle by Fred Paranuzzi
+ - The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep by Caroline Nastro

May

+ - Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
+ - The Heretics of De'Ath by Howard of Warwick
+ - The Candidates: Based on a True Country by Matthew Hiley
+ - Schism by Britt Holewinski
+ - The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor
+ - The History Major by Michael Phillip Cash
+ - Meantime Girl by Sindhu S.
+ - The Toothless Fairy by Timothy Jordan
+ - Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford
+ - Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian who Fooled the F├╝hrer by Walter Shapiro

April

+ - Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax
+ - Sister of Mine by Sabra Waldfogel
+ - The Rejected Writer's Book Club by Suzanne Kelman
+ - The House by the Lake by Ella Carey
+ - The Quest of All Ages by Maha Devi Li Ra La
+ - Riverside by Brett Burlison
+ - The Invasion of Heaven by Michael B. Koep
+ - No Ivory Tower by Stephan Davenport
+ - Like I Used to Dance by Barbara Frances
+ - Toto's Tale and True Chronicle of Oz by Sylvia Patience
+ - The Frog in the Skyscraper by Faiz Kermani
+ - One Creepy Street: Annica's Broom by Lee Jordan
+ - The Demonic Kraken Debacle in Hollywood by Andy Mulberry
+ - The Lord of Ireland by E.M. Powell
+ - In the Light of What We See by Sarah Painter
+ - While You Were Mine by Ann Howard Creel
+ - The Vow by Felicity Goodrich
+ - Call to Juno by Elisabeth Storrs
+ - Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter
+ - Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero
+ - The Accidental Life of Greg Millar by Aimee Alexander

March

+ - The Daughters of Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith
+ - Our Own Country by Jodi Daynard
+ - The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
+ - Darker the Night by Lisa London
+ - Diary of Anna the Girl Witch by Max Candee
+ - Risuko by David Kudler
+ - In the Forest by Art Collins
+ - How to Smoke Pot (Properly) by David Bienenstock
+ - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
+ - The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson

February
+ - Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
+ - The Silver Suitcase by Terrie Todd
+ - Very Like a Queen by Martin Lake
+ - Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch
+ - The Keeper of the Crows by Kyle Alexander Romines
+ - Progeny of Vale by Rhett C. Bruno

January
+ - Henchgirl by Rita Stradling
+ - Infinitas by David N. Sebastian
+ - Here to Stay by Suanne Laqueur
+ - In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker

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 have added 14 books this month (which is one more than I read on the average month, 2 more than I've read the past two months), but half of those are illustrated children's books (I'm trying to improve my Negalley feedback percentage significantly and quickly...children's books help). Like I said at the end of my May results post, I am going to try to read more this month (and I fully intend to at least finish the 7 children's books). We shall see how well I do. - Katie





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