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Very good to be back in the bosom of my YA book addict family. Hope 2021 is being kinder to you than 2020 was.

The continued UK lockdown meant that I have done pretty well in working towards my target of 100 books this year. I managed a very respectable 49 by the end of June, 7 of which were YA. I'm on a YA kick at the moment so will be adding to that total in the next couple of weeks:

  1. Give Great Presentations by Lucinda Becker.
  2. Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay.
  3. Avoid Plagiarism by Thomas Lancaster.
  4. The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji.
  5. Choose Your Own Adventure: Mountain Survival by Edward Packard.
  6. Manage Your Stress by Clare Wilson.
  7. Forged by Benedict Jacka.
  8. Think Critically by Tom Chatfield.
  9. Slough House by Mick Herron.
  10. Good Girls Die First by Kathryn Foxfield.
  11. Small Dreams Of A Scorpion by Spike Milligan.
  12. A Book Of Milliganimals by Spike Milligan.
  13. The Case For A Four Day Week by Anna Coote, Aidan Harper and Alfie Stirling.
  14. Agatha Oddly – Murder At The Museum by Lena Jones.
  15. Teachers vs Tech? The Case For An Ed Tech Revolution by Daisy Christodoulou.
  16. Silly Verse For Kids by Spike Milligan.
  17. Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley.
  18. What Is At Stake Now: My Appeal For Peace And Freedom by Mikhail Gorbachev.
  19. Game Changer by Neal Shusterman.
  20. Silence Is Not An Option: You Can Impact The World For Change by Stuart Lawrence.
  21. This Careless Life by Rachel McIntyre.
  22. The Enduring Kiss: Seven Short Lessons On Love by Massimo Recalcati.
  23. The Daughter Of Time by Josephine Tey.
  24. Genesis: On The Deep Origin Of Societies by Edward O Wilson.
  25. The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne by Jonathan Stroud.
  26. Trampled By Unicorns: Big Tech’s Empathy Problem And How To Fix It by Maëlle Gavet.
  27. The Maker Of Monsters by Lorraine Gregory.
  28. The Black Friend: On Being A Better White Person by Frederick Joseph.
  29. Look Out, Leonard! by Jessie James and Tamara Anegon.
  30. My Daddies by Gareth Peter and Garry Parsons.
  31. Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt.
  32. High-Impact Tools For Team by Stefano Mastrogiacomo, Alex Osterwalder, Alan Smith and Trish Papadakos.
  33. The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren.
  34. Poison In Jest by John Dickson Carr.
  35. Murder On The Home Front by Molly Lefebure.
  36. Carter by Ted Lewis.
  37. Essaying The Past: How To Read, Write And Think About History by Jim Cullen.
  38. The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson.
  39. Up In The Air: Butterflies, Birds And Everything Up Above by Zoë Armstrong and Sara Ugolotti.
  40. The Renegades: Defenders Of The Planet Flames Of Amazonia (Vol 2) by Jeremy Brown, Katy Jakeway, Ellenor Mererid, Libby Reed and David Selby.
  41. Diary Of A Brilliant Kid: Top Secret Guide To Awesomness by Andy Cope, Gavin Oattes and Will Hussey.
  42. Making Wolf by Tade Thompson.
  43. Serving Face: Lessons On Poise And (Dis)grace From The World Of Drag by Felix Le Freak.
  44. Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo.
  45. Above The Law by Adrian Bleese.
  46. Jaz Santos Vs. The World by Priscilla Mante.
  47. The Little Book Of Results: A Quick Guide To Achieving Big Goals by Jamie Smart.
  48. Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein.
  49. Modern Languages: Why It Matters by Katrin Kohl.
Reviews are up on my blog https://ireadthereforeiblog.wordpress.com if you're interested in checking them out.

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1. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S Lewis (audiobook)
2. The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White
3. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (audiobook)
4. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep by Tomoco Kanemaki
5. A Spark of White and Fire by Sangu Mandanna
6. The Martian by Andy Weir (audiobook)
7. Spellhacker by M.K. England
8. A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna
9. Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
10. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
11. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (audiobook)
12. The Beast Warrior by Nahoko Uehashi
13 - 19. The Harry Potter series in audiobook form
20. A War of Swallowed Stars by Sangu Mandanna
21. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (audiobook)

I only set a goal of 25 books this year, accurately predicting that I wasn't going to be a big reader for part of the year (though I can't remember why), so I'm actually slightly ahead of that schedule. And with a week-long vacation in November that is ripe for reading, I will probably do far better...though maybe I'll just write in that time.
 

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Wow, I can't imagine having the time to read 100 books in a year. 2 or 3 a month is about what I can fit in with all the streaming and gaming going on over here. My list so far:

Demon - John Varley
The Number of the Beast - Robert A. Heinlein
I Will Fear No Evil - Robert A. Heinlein
Between Planets - Robert A. Heinlein
To Sail Beyond the Sunset - Robert A. Heinlein
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls - Robert A. Heinlein
Saga - Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Axiom's End - Lindsay Ellis
Securing Democracy - Glenn Greenwald
Canceling Comedians While the World Burns - Ben Burgis
The Skystone - Jack Whyte
The Singing Sword - Jack Whyte

What the heck? That's only 12 :/
Thought it'd be a longer list. My excuses are that a couple of these were pretty thick books, and also I have been writing a lot more this year. Maybe I can end the year with a reading binge over the Holidays and at least hit 20 :D
 
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Hope that 2022 is being kind to people so far.

I've had a slow reading start to the year, only managing 5 books in January although one of them was YA (RULES FOR VANISHING).
  1. The Unexpected Inheritance Of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan.
  2. Rag And Bone by Lisa Woollett.
  3. Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall.
  4. Be An Eco Hero! At Home by Florence Urquhart and Lisa Koesterke.
  5. Saturday Night Live And Philosophy edited by Jason Southworth and Ruth Tallman.
Reviews are up on my blog https://ireadthereforeiblog.wordpress.com if you're interested in checking them out.

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Goal is actually 50 books this year. I didn’t read much for the first few weeks of January & have been consistently 3 books behind since.

1. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
2. This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
3. The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien (audiobook)
4. Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
5. Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko
 

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6? Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa (I don't know when I read this, actually, but it was this year)
7. The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien (audiobook)
8. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (audiobook)
9. Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson
10. The Guilded Ones by Namina Forna
 

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Ooh, we never have overlap!
 

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