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2016 Reading Resolutions

As has become the norm in recent years, I'm going to try to read 100 books total, but I'm not going to get picky about counting them, so how ever many books Goodreads said I read this year is my total.

Progress: 100 of 100

I really hated reading from a specific list of titles last year, so this year I'm going to go back to an Alphabet Soup Challenge. This year, I'll try to read a book written by an author whose last name starts with each of the 26 letters of the alphabet.

Progress: 23 of 26

A: Alire, Benjamin Saenz - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
B: Bradley, Anna - A Wicked Way to Win an Earl
C: Cline, Ernest - Ready Player One
D: Dickens, Charles - Oliver Twist
E: Ellison, Ralph -  Invisible Man
F: Faulkner, William - Absalom, Absalom!
G: Garcia, Kami and Margaret Stohl - Beautiful Darkness
H: Holm, Jennifer L. - The Fourteenth Goldfish
I: Ishiguro, Kazuo - The Remains of the Day
J: Johnston, Aaron and Orson Scott Card - Earth Awakens
K: Kirkman, Robert - The Walking Dead, Volume 23: Whispers Into Screams
L: Laurens, Stephanie - Devil's Bride
M: Meyer. Marissa - Cress
N: Nelson, Jandy - I'll Give You the Sun
O: Oher, Michael and Don Yaeger - The Blind Side
P: Pollan, Michael - The Omnivore's Dilemma, Young Readers Edition
Q: Quintero, Isabel - Gabi, A Girl in Pieces
R: Reisz, Tiffany - The Siren
S: Shurtliff, Liesl - Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
T: Ten Boom, Corrie - The Hiding Place
V: Vonnegut, Kurt - Breakfast of Champions
W: Wright, Norman - How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen
Z: Zarr, Sara - How to Save a Life

I'm also going to work toward finishing 10 series this year.

Progress: 11 of 10
  1. The Original Sinners: The Red Years by Tiffany Reisz
  2. The Lunar Chronicles  by Marissa Meyer
  3. Seraphina Series by Rachel Hartman
  4. The Reckoners Series by Brandon Sanderson
  5. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
  6. The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
  7. First Formic War by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
  8. Alcatraz Series by Brandon Sanderson (#6 pub date TBD)
  9. The Devil Is a Part-Timer Manga by Satoshi Wagahara
  10. Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas (the final book, #6 is set to come out in 2017)
  11. Heartbreaker Bay by Jill Shalvis (#3 is set to release January 2017)
And I'm again going to try to read 50 books I own. We'll see how that goes.

Progress: 20 of 50
  1. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  2. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  3. Notorious R.B.G. by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  4. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
  5. Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
  6. You Make Me by Erin McCarthy
  7. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  8. The Omnivore's Dilemma, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan
  9. Gena/Finn by Kat Helgeson and Hannah Moskowitz
  10. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  11. Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google by John Palfrey
  12. Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
  13. Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Suess
  14. A Crack in the Track by Wilbert Awdry
  15. The Sleep Book by Dr. Suess
  16. Ten Hungry Pigs by Derek Anderson
  17. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
  18. Dr. DeSoto by William Steig
  19. Princess Fairy Ballerina by Bethanie Deenie Murguia
  20. Holy Bible - New Living Translation
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