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Jenns 100 Book Challenge

1deep220
Editado: Abr 14, 1:32 pm





After many years away looking forward to some good reading challenges this year. My library catalogue is horribly out of date. I want to focus on updating my books and reading at least 50 from my current TBR list.

Currently Reading:

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs
Yumi and the Nightmare Painter by Brandon Sanderson
Throne of the Horde King by Zoey Draven
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
The Cold is in her Bones by Peternelle Van Arsdale
Black Order by James Rollins
Same Time Next Year by Tessa Bailey

2deep220
Editado: Fev 15, 9:09 pm

January Reads:

1. Lone Women by Victor LaValle
2. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
3. Manacled by SenLinYu
4. Straw Into Gold by Carol Beth Anderson

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Editado: Mar 20, 6:45 pm

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May Reads:

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June Reads:

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July Reads:

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August Reads:

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September Reads:

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October Reads:

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November Reads:

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December Reads:

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Book 1.


Lone Women by Victor LaValle
3 of 5 stars

WTF did I just read? The beginning of the book grabbed my attention. The middle slowed down, but I had to know what was in the trunk. The end can't say I saw that coming. Probably will end up donating to make room on my shelves.

Description:
Blue skies, empty land—and enough wide-open space to hide a horrifying secret. A woman with a past, a mysterious trunk, a town on the edge of nowhere, and an “absorbing, powerful” ( BuzzFeed ) new vision of the American West, from the award-winning author of The Changeling .

Adelaide Henry carries an enormous steamer trunk with her wherever she goes. It’s locked at all times. Because when the trunk opens, people around Adelaide start to disappear.

The year is 1915, and Adelaide is in trouble. Her secret sin killed her parents, forcing her to flee California in a hellfire rush and make her way to Montana as a homesteader. Dragging the trunk with her at every stop, she will become one of the “lone women” taking advantage of the government’s offer of free land for those who can tame it—except that Adelaide isn’t alone. And the secret she’s tried so desperately to lock away might be the only thing that will help her survive the harsh territory.

Crafted by a modern master of magical suspense, Lone Women blends shimmering prose, an unforgettable cast of adventurers who find horror and sisterhood in a brutal landscape, and a portrait of early-twentieth-century America like you’ve never seen. And at its heart is the gripping story of a woman desperate to bury her past—or redeem it.

15deep220
Editado: Fev 14, 7:54 am

Book 2

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

4.5 of 5 stars

Book 4 in the Alpha and Omega Series. Great read. I forgot how much I enjoy Charles and Anna's story, as book has been on my shelves waiting to read for years. I also have the next 2 books in the series waiting on my selves. So on to more rooting and wrapping up a series.

Amazon Book Description:
For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal--or at least it starts out that way...
Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.

16deep220
Editado: Jan 29, 7:12 am

Book 3

Manacled by SenLinYu
5 of 5 stars



This one gave me all the feels. Must read the trigger warnings. Not for everyone.

Description:
Harry Potter is dead. In the aftermath of the war, in order to strengthen the might of the magical world, Voldemort enacts a repopulation effort. Hermione Granger has an Order secret, lost but hidden in her mind, so she is sent as an enslaved surrogate to the High Reeve, to be bred and monitored until her mind can be cracked.

Fanfiction for Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling.
Words: 370,256

17deep220
Editado: Fev 13, 8:23 pm

Book 4



Straw into gold by Carol Beth Anderson
3 of 5 stars.

This one caught my eye during stuff your kindle day. A Faerie tale retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. I didn't however notice this was a novella, 45 pages.

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Editado: Fev 14, 7:52 am

Book 5



Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
4 of 5 stars

Stalled reading book 5 in the Alpha and Omega series so decided to pick up one of last year's Christmas gifts. I was hooked from page one. This was a very busy weekend and still managed to finish the book in 3 days.
Description:
Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.

But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away...because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.

With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.

She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise.

Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom's protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret.

Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die

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Fev 21, 12:11 pm

Book 6



Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
4 of 5 stars

Did I see that ending coming... I thought so.

Book Description:

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone.

When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar…who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can’t keep his eyes off Louise.

And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend, but she also just happens to be married to David. David and Adele look like the picture-perfect husband and wife, but then why is David so controlling, and why is Adele so scared of him?

As Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong, but Louise can’t guess how wrong―and how far a person might go to protect their marriage’s secrets.

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Editado: Mar 17, 11:25 am

Book 7

Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros
4.5 of 5 stars



Wish I would have waited to start the series until it was completed. Now the suffering of no release date announced.

Amazon Description:
Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College—Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky.

Now the real training begins, and Violet’s already wondering how she’ll get through. It’s not just that it’s grueling and maliciously brutal, or even that it’s designed to stretch the riders’ capacity for pain beyond endurance. It’s the new vice commandant, who’s made it his personal mission to teach Violet exactly how powerless she is–unless she betrays the man she loves.

Although Violet’s body might be weaker and frailer than everyone else’s, she still has her wits—and a will of iron. And leadership is forgetting the most important lesson Basgiath has taught her: Dragon riders make their own rules.

But a determination to survive won’t be enough this year.

Because Violet knows the real secret hidden for centuries at Basgiath War College—and nothing, not even dragon fire, may be enough to save them in the end.

21deep220
Editado: Mar 20, 6:02 pm

Book 8

Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam
DNF

I gave it 16 chapters (over a third of the book) but didn't find the characters or plot particularly interesting.

Description:
A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong

Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they've rented for the week. But with a late-night knock on the door, the spell is broken. Ruth and G. H., an older couple who claim to own the home, have arrived there in a panic. These strangers say that a sudden power outage has swept the city, and - with nowhere else to turn - they have come to the country in search of shelter.

But with the TV and internet down, and no phone service, the facts are unknowable. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple - and vice versa? What has happened back in New York? Is the holiday home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one another?

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Editado: Mar 24, 2:07 pm

Book 9



Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa
4 of 5 stars

Enjoyed from page one. This is a re-read for me.

Description:
Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past.

For the last seven years Callie has been wearing a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she once received. Only death or repayment will fulfill her obligations.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He's a man who can get you anything you want … at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects. But for Callie, he's never asked for repayment. Not until now.

When Callie finds the Bargainer in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it's admitting a truth―a single bead's worth―acknowledging the attraction between them. But the Bargainer is after more than just rekindling their connection. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one, and only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to her breast.

For the Bargainer to save his people, he'll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. If she can forgive him.

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Mar 24, 5:25 pm

Book 10


Strands of Joy by Anna Johanna
To be rated - need to complete a couple projects before review.

I don't often pick up a knitting book that I like the majority of patterns. Looking forward to casting on a couple of these beauties.

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Editado: Abr 1, 10:00 pm

Book 11


Man Hunt by Vanessa Vale
4 of 5 stars

Such a cute quick little read.

Description:
What’s worse than spilling coffee all over my billionaire boss? Accidentally emailing him my answers to a sex quiz.
That was me. I did that. I might be a genius, but that was really dumb.
I sneak into the office to delete it, but it’s too late. He knows my naughtiest fantasies.
Instead of firing me, he wants to fulfill every one of them.
He’s everything I didn’t know I wanted: Older, fiercely protective and a possessive streak the size of Montana.
But can he really want someone like me with a past full of man struggles and a head full of math problems?

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Editado: Abr 1, 10:02 pm

Book 12


The Art of Circular Yokes by Kerry Bogert
5 of 5 stars

In addition to trying to read from my TBR I am also trying to knit from my yarn hoard.
Both are only going so so...

I have started on the Altheda pattern and the sweater is knitting up easily and quickly.

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Editado: Abr 1, 10:17 pm

Book 13


Viking Knits by Lasse Matberg
rating TBD

The book looks amazing but will adjust my review once I have had a chance to knit something.
Likes:
Beautiful patterns
Plenty of patterns for men
Dislikes:
Why do knitting authors not automatically include weight of yarn for the pattern. I appreciate the yarn used but it isn't always an option to purchase and trying to find the weight once the yarn is discontinued can be difficult. I did find the information in the front of the book and just added it to each pattern.

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Editado: Abr 1, 10:29 pm

Book 14


Only Yoking by Olga Putano
TBD rating

Interesting set up. Each section of the book is arranged by weight of yarn, each sweater is knitted the same so just the chart changes for each sweater in it's section.

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Editado: Abr 4, 7:37 am

Book 15


The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle
3.5 of 5 stars

29deep220
Editado: Abr 9, 8:51 pm

I am about finished with the colorwork on my first circular yoke sweater, and I am so excited about what sweater I will knit next. Goal to have one knitting project/ craft project a month.

Book 16


Lovely Lace Knits by Gabrielle Vezina
Rating TBD

I have not knitted a lot of larger lace items, intimidating. I appreciated the tips and tricks about lace knitting at the beginning of the book. This book has three sweaters I am dying to knit but I will probably work my way up with some of the smaller projects.

Book 17


Vintage Modern Knits by Courtney Kelley Kate Gagnon Osborn
Rating TBD

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Abr 10, 7:43 pm

book 18

Fire in His Chaos by Ruby Dixon
4 of 5 stars

guilty pleasure

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Abr 14, 1:22 pm

Book 19

Fire in her Dreams by Ruby Dixon
4 of 5 stars

guilty pleasure