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2017 Book Goodreads Challenge.Part 1

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I am doing another Goodreads  Book Challenge this year. My goal is another 200 books. So far 2017 is off to a great start. I’ve already read 20 books and am currently reading two more.

  1. Bones Buried Deep by Max Allan Collins. New Read. Booth and Brennan team up in Chicago to take down a serial killer and get more than they bargained for.
  2. The Divergent Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan. New Read. I really enjoyed going behind the scenes of the making of Divergent, learning how the cast was chosen, locations for the shoot were selected, reading cast and crew interviews etc. A book every Divergent fan needs to have in their collection.
  3. Little House on the Prairie: From A to Z by Patrick Loubatiere. New Read. This was a fun and wonderful read. It is filled with lots of pics of the cast, crew, and episodes and is a book all fans of Little House should have in their collections.
  4. Crimson Death by Laurell K. Hamilton.New Read. Wow…I continue to be enthralled with Anita’s world and her men. Most of my favorite characters were included in this book, and it had everything an AB book is suppose to have in it: Action, excitement, danger, magic, love, etc.
  5. My Prairie Cookbook by Melissa Gilbert. New Read. This was such fun to read. Intermingled with all of the delicious recipes(both prairie worthy and now), are anecdotes, photos, answers to fans questions, fun facts, and memories. Truly a book that all Little House fans should have in their collections.
  6. The Myrtles Plantation:The True Story of America’s Most Haunted House by Frances Kermeen. New Read. This was a fascinating read. I have always been intrigued by The Myrtles and it’s on my bucket list to visit some day. I don’t know if I would want to actually stay there, now that I’ve read this book and heard of all the scary and traumatizing events she experienced while owning/living at The Myrtles.
  7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. New Read. I know this book is considered a classic, but I honestly don’t understand why. Catherine and Heathcliff are horrible, awful people who use and abuse others to get their own way, and make everyone miserable in the process. Yes, I understand that the two of them have loved each other since they were kids, but should we forgive all their terrible deeds, and just accept their love for one another.
  8. The Bohemian Girl by Willa Cather. New read. This was an interesting twist on a pioneering story…a young man comes home to see his family, to find his brother married to the girl he loves, but finds the girl loves him just as much as she ever has, and he manages to convince her to run away with him.
  9. O Pioneers by Willa Cather. New read. This story really depicted the hardships that the earlier settlers faced when they were trying to tame the land and build it up for the benefits of their families and friends.
  10. Finding Me by Michelle Knight. New read. Wow…Michelle is amazingly strong to survive the years or cruelty and torture at the hands of her kidnapper. Instead of letting what she had experienced make her bitter, she has chosen to have hope instead.
  11. The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman. New Read. Interesting book. No mention of the familiar characters from the show yet, except for the ‘Governor’, and he’s just as sick and twisted as he is in the show.
  12. The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One by Robert Kirkman. New Read. The Governor is one sick character, even worse in the books, than he is on the show. Rick, Glenn, and Michonne make an appearance in this one. Another thing, events of how they meet the Governor is different in the books than it is on the show.
  13. The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga. New Read. Interesting to read about how ‘Philip Blake’ became the Governor, but despite the fact that he lost his daughter, it doesn’t change my opinion of the man. He is seriously twisted.
  14. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1:The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Mark Cotta Vaz. New Read. I enjoyed reading this behind the scenes look at the making of Breaking Dawn part 1. It is filled with lovely pictures, fascinating facts about filming, the characters,actors, etc. Something all Twilight fans should have in their collections.
  15. The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part Two by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga.New Read. Wow what an explosive conclusion to the first part. The way events play out in the book are so very different than what happens on the show.
  16. The Walking Dead; Descent by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga. New Read. Things in Woodbury are heating up. There’s a new leader in charge of the group, and she’s way nicer than the Governor ever was. Lilly proves that she’s got the guts to face walkers and anything else that threatens the citizens of Woodbury.
  17. Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs. New Read. Love this series! Temperance, Andrew Ryan, and Oliver Hasty team up to catch a baby killer that leads them into different provinces, where they discover that the perp they were chasing, is the piece to a much larger and twisted mystery that they are determined to solve.
  18. Side Jobs by Jim Butcher. New Read. The more I read about Harry Dresden, the more I like the wizard. These stories were filled with supernatural beings, humor, angst, love, and lots of action.
  19. Love You to Death:The Unofficial Companion to the Vampire Diaries by Chrissy Calhoun. New read. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was full of behind the scene look into the making of TVD, the casting of its characters, interviews with the actors, etc. A book every TVU fans needs to have in their collection.
  20. Dallas by Lee Raintree. New Read. OMG! Pamela and Miss Ellie were quite different in the book than they ever were in the show!. Interesting to read how the story of Dallas began and how different things in the book are than what I remember from the tv series.