Reading Sanctum #18: Year in Review

I have never done a year in review post, but I want to start doing these. Goodreads is such a valuable organizational tool that if you use it correctly, it makes the Obsessive Compulsive Disorderly (OCD) parts of me feel extremely ordered.

Followers of the blog will know that I set some literary goals, some I reached and some I completely whiffed on. My major goal was to read 150 books in a year. It is a goal I started three years ago when I came to Puerto Rico; I have met and exceeded it every year since, but this year I smashed it with 200 books read and reviewed.

In all, there were 46,377 pages read. My longest book was Stephen King’s Skeleton Crew (612 pages) while my shortest book was Avell Kro’s Shape-Shifter (10 pages.) I received Shape-Shifter and another short story from the author for free with the promise to review. I gave it 2 stars. Nothing to write home about, but as I promised to write a review, I did. It is listed with all of my reviews for the year on my “read 2021” Goodreads bookshelf.

The average book-length was 231 pages, which means that I must have read a lot of short books. I believe it because even though I read a few tomes by Stephen King, Veronica Roth, and Patricia Cornwell, I also read at least 20 Amy Cross novels. She tends to write short horror novels of about 150 pages each. (These statistics are taken directly from Goodreads; believe me, I may be nuts, but I do not count everything.)

One of my New Years’ resolutions last year was to start and complete several long series in one year. I completed several like Amy Cross’ Mass Extinction Event series (13 books,) Veronica Roth’s Divergent series (4 novels each 500 pages at least,) The Howling novels, Melanie Karsak’s The Harvesting zombie mash-up 5 book series, The 12 Caribbean Cruise Cozy Mysteries by Susan Harper, and the Western Fictioneers presents West of the Big River (8 book collection.)

Two of my failures were the Sue Grafton alphabet series (I got to R is for Ricochet the 18th book of 25), and the Ian Fleming James Bond books (I got to Thunderball #9 of 14.) In fact, Thunderball was book #200, last on my list.

I would have liked to have gotten further along in both series. I think if I would have been more focused, I could have finished both series, but Kinsey Millhone can be a rather tedious main character. Sometimes she does not behave as a protagonist, gets mired in self-indulgent narcissism, and just does dumb things.

James Bond is both better and worse. He is sharp, generally sexist, a little racist, and superior. I have excused some of his behavior as endemic of the late 1950s milieu and raison d’être, but the constant use of racial epithets acceptable back then can grind my gears enough to chafe me in my happy places. I started the series months into the year, and sincerely had to walk away a few times a little pissed off at Fleming.

In January 2021, the pandemic was still going strong, but we felt we could see the light at the end of the tunnel. I felt the need to be very protective of my 75-year-old father, so I rarely allowed him to leave the house. I ran all the errands, but I made sure I was protected. I carried my phone everywhere which accesses my huge Kindle library. Thus began my journey to 200.

In January, I read 15 books.

Postmortem by Patricia Daniels Cornwell
1. Postmortem — Patricia Cornwell — 4 Grey Geeks
Irish Chain by Earlene Fowler
2. Irish Chain — Earlene Fowler — 4 Grey Geeks
Gods of the North by Robert E. Howard
3. Gods of the North — Robert E. Howard — 3 Grey Geeks
Dark Passages by Dan Alatorre
4. Dark Passages — Dan Alatorre — 3 Grey Geeks
The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson
5. The Wrecker — Robert Louis Stevenson — 3 Grey Geeks
Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
6. Skeleton Crew — Stephen King — 4 Grey Geeks
Mistletoe and Mischief by Melanie Karsak
7. Mistletoe and Mischief — Melanie Karsak — 3 Grey Geeks
Bloodletter by K.W. Jeter
8. ST:DS9 #3 Bloodletter — K. W. Jeter — 4 Grey Geeks
Christmas Chopping by Chris Regan
9. Christmas Chopping — Chris Regan — 3 Grey Geeks
The Cemetery Ghost by Amy Cross
10. The Cemetery Ghost — Amy Cross — 3 Grey Geeks
Star Trek IV by Vonda N. McIntyre
11. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home — Vonda N. McIntyre — 4 Grey Geeks
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
12. A is for Alibi — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks
13. The Good Soldier — L. T. Ryan — 3 Grey Geeks
Ghosts, Ghouls, and Haunted Houses by Carrie King
14. Ghosts, Ghouls, and Haunted Houses — Carrie King — 2 Grey Geeks
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15. Night Shift — Stephen King — 5 Grey Geeks

In February, I read 17 Books.

By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
16. By the Light of the Moon — Dean Koontz — 3 Grey Geeks
B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton
17. B is for Burglar — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks
Days 1 to 4 by Amy Cross
18. Days 1 to 4 — Amy Cross — 3 Grey Geeks
The Lawman by James Reasoner
19. The Lawman — James Reasoner — 4 Grey Geeks
The Viking Funeral by Stephen J. Cannell
20. The Viking Funeral — Stephen J. Cannell — 4 Grey Geeks
Days 5 to 8 by Amy Cross
21. Days 5 to 8 — Amy Cross — 3 Grey Geeks
The Avenging Angel by Michael Newton
22. The Avenging Angel — Michael Newton — 4 Grey Geeks
Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
23. Body of Evidence — Patricia Cornwell — 4 Grey Geeks
The Big Game by Sandy Schofield
24. STDS9 #4 The Big Game — Sandy Schofield — 3 Grey Geeks
C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
25. C is for Corpse — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks
West of the Big River by Jackson Lowry
26. The Artist — Jackson Lowry — 3 Grey Geeks
Days 9 to 16 by Amy Cross
27. Days 9 to 16 — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton
28. D is for Deadbeat — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks
The Easton Falls Massacre by Holly Rae Garcia
29. The Easton Falls Massacre — Holly Rae Garcia — 2 Grey Geeks
Fallen Heroes by Dafydd ab Hugh
30. STDS9 #5 Fallen Heroes — Dafydd ab Hugh — 4 Grey Geeks
Agent of Time by Nathan Van Coops
31. Agent of Time — Nathan Van Coops — 3 Grey Geeks
Zero by Nathan M. Farrugia
32. Zero — Nathan M. Farrugia == 4 Grey Geeks

In March, I read 18 books.

Days 46 to 53 by Amy Cross
33. Days 46 to 53 — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
Yesterday's Gone by Sean Platt
34. Yesterday’s Gone Season Six — Sean Platt — 2 Grey Geeks
West of the Big River by James J. Griffin
35. The Ranger — James J. Griffin — 4 Grey Geeks
Murder in the Art Gallery by Sandi Scott
36. Murder in the Art Gallery — Sandi Scott — 3 Grey Geeks
Primary Colors by Anonymous
37. Primary Colors — Anonymous — 4 Grey Geeks
E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
38. E is for Evidence — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks
Days 54 to 61 by Amy Cross
39. Days 54 to 61 — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
40. Mr. Mercedes — Stephen King — 4 Grey Geeks
The Purchase by Amy Cross
41. The Purchase — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
Day 100 by Amy Cross
42. Day 100 — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
43. The Colorado Kid — Stephen King — 3 Grey Geeks
Murder Run by John                  Hunt
44. Murder Run — John Hunt — 4 Grey Geeks
Gulliver's Fugitives by Keith Sharee
45. STTNG #11 Gulliver’s Fugitives — Keith Sharee — 3 Grey Geeks
Days 101 to 108 by Amy Cross
46. Days 101 to 108 — 4 Grey Geeks
X-O Manowar Book 1 by Dennis Hopeless
47. X-O Manowar Book One TPB — Dennis Hopeless — 4 Grey Geeks
The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis
48. The Queen’s Gambit — Walter Tevis — 4 Grey Geeks
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
49. The Mysterious Affair at Styles — Agatha Christie — 4 Grey Geeks
F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
50. F is for Fugitive — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks

In April, I read 20 books.

Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
51. Paper Girls, Volume 1 TPB — Brian K. Vaughan — 4 Grey Geeks
Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
52. Saga, Volume 1 TPB — Brian K. Vaughan — 5 Grey Geeks
Killing Time by Della Van Hise
53. STTOS #24 Killing Time — Della Van Hise — 4 Grey Geeks
Animal Farm by George Orwell
54. Animal Farm — George Orwell — 4 Grey Geeks
West of The Big River by Charlie Steel
55. The Forty Niners — Charlie Steel — 5 Grey Geeks
Days 109 to 116 by Amy Cross
56. Days 109 to 116 — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
57. The Secret Adversary — Agatha Christie — 4 Grey Geeks
Loss of Reason by Miles A. Maxwell
58. Loss of Reason — Miles A. Maxwell — 3 Grey Geeks
Fortune's Light by Michael Jan Friedman
59. STTNG #15 Fortune’s Light — Michael Jan Friedman — 4 Grey Geeks
Days 195 to 202 by Amy Cross
60. Days 195 to 202 — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
61. The Swiss Family Robinson — Johann David Wyss — 3 Grey Geeks
G's Future by Don Viecelli
62. G’s Future — Don Viecelli — 4 Grey Geeks
Relics by Nick Thacker
63. Relics: The Dawn — Nick Thacker — 4 Grey Geeks
G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
64. G is for Gumshoe — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
65. A Study in Scarlet — Arthur Conan Doyle — 5 Grey Geeks
"H" is for Homicide by Sue Grafton
66. H is for Homicide — Sue Grafton — 5 Grey Geeks
Days 203 to 210 by Amy Cross
67. Days 203 to 210 — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
I Married a Serial Killer by Amy Cross
68. I Married a Serial Killer — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
The Count of Monte Cristo by Stacy King
69. The Count of Monte Cristo TPB — Stacy King — 3 Grey Geeks
The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
70. The Dead and Buried — Kim Harrington — 4 Grey Geeks

In May there were 14 books.

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by Kevin J. Anderson
71. Star Wars Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina — Kevin J. Anderson — 4 Grey Geeks
The Vision by Dean Koontz
72. The Vision — Dean Koontz — 3 Grey Geeks
Days 349 to 356 by Amy Cross
73. Days 349 to 356 — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
Days 357 to 364 by Amy Cross
74. Days 357 to 364 — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
Day 365 by Amy Cross
75. Day 365 — Amy Cross — 5 Grey Geeks
I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton
76. I is for Innocent — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks
Star Trek VI by J.M. Dillard
77. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country — J. M. Dillard — 4 Grey Geeks
Warchild by Esther M. Friesner
78. STDS9 #7 Warchild — Esther Friesner — 1 pitiful Grey Geek
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
79. And Then There Were None — Agatha Christie — 4 Grey Geeks
Teenage Monster Hunters by Charlie   Wood
80. Teenage Monster Hunters — Charlie Wood — 3 Grey Geeks
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
81. The Graveyard Book — Neil Gaiman — 4 Grey Geeks
Mindshadow by J.M. Dillard
82. STTOS #27 Mindshadow — J. M. Dillard — 2 Grey Geeks
Mary by Amy Cross
83. Mary — Amy Cross — 1 sad Grey Geek
An Unconventional Holmes by Liese Sherwood-Fabre
84. An Unconventional Holmes — Lise Sherwood-Fabre — 2 Grey Geeks

In June I read another 16 books.

West of the Big River by Jerry Guin
85. The Bandit — Jerry Guin — 4 Grey Geeks
West of the Big River by Clay More
86. The Doctor — Clay More — 4 Grey Geeks
The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
87. The Raft — S. A. Bodeen — 2 Grey Geeks
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
88. Casino Royale — Ian Fleming — 3 Grey Geeks
Holes by Louis Sachar
89. Holes — Louis Sachar — 4 Grey Geeks
Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry
90. Dead of Night — Jonathan Maberry — 2 Grey Geeks
Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming
91. Live and Let Die — Ian Fleming — 4 Grey Geeks
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
92. The Hobbit — J. R. R. Tolkien — 5 Grey Geeks
Crisis on Centaurus by Brad Ferguson
93. STTOS #28 Crisis on Centaurus — Brad Ferguson — 4 Grey Geeks
The Howling by Gary Brandner
94. The Howling — Gary Brandner — 4 Grey Geeks
The Return by Hisham Matar
95.The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between — Hisham Matar — 5 Grey Geeks
Planet of Judgment by Joe Haldeman
96. STA #5 Planet of Judgment — Joe Haldeman — 4 Grey Geeks
Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight
97. Lassie Come-Home — Eric Knight — 4 Grey Geeks
Moonraker by Ian Fleming
98. Moonraker — Ian Fleming — 4 Grey Geeks
J is for Judgment by Sue Grafton
99. J is for Judgment — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks
K is for Killer by Sue Grafton
100. K is for Killer — Sue Grafton — 3 Grey Geeks

In July there were another 18 books to read.

The Howling II by Gary Brandner
101. The Howling II — Gary Brandner — 3 Grey Geeks
L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton
102. L is for Lawless — Sue Grafton — 2 Grey Geeks
The Sheriff by Chuck Tyrell
103. The Sheriff — Chuck Tyrell — 4 Grey Geeks
Divergent by Veronica Roth
104. Divergent — Veronica Roth — 5 Grey Geeks
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
105. A Raisin in the Sun — Lorraine Hansberry — 5 Grey Geeks
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
106. A Doll’s House — Henrik Ibsen — 3 Grey Geeks
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
107. Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck — 4 Grey Geeks
Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming
108. Diamonds are Forever — Ian Fleming — 3 Grey Geeks
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
109. The Maltese Falcon — Dashiell Hammett — 1 Grey Geek
Walls within Walls by Arthur R. Tofte
110. Walls Within Walls — Arthur R. Tofte — 4 Grey Geeks
Devil World by Gordon Eklund
111. STA #12 Devil World — Gordon Eklund — 2 Grey Geeks
#EOTW by Jonathan Maas
112. #EOTW — Jonathan Maas — 1 Grey Geek
From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
113. From Russia with Love — Ian Fleming — 4 Grey Geeks
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
114. Insurgent — Veronica Roth — 4 Grey Geeks
Seeing Red by Nick Thacker
115. Seeing Red — Nick Thacker — 3 Grey Geeks
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
116. The Stepford Wives — Ira Levin — 4 Grey Geeks
117. Fatal Distraction — Diane Capri — 4 Grey Geeks
118. The House on Fisher Street — Amy Cross — 4 Grey Geeks

In August, I read 16 titles.

A Novel Crime by A.C.F. Bookens
119. A Novel Crime — A. C. F. Bookens — 3 Grey Geeks
Dr. No by Ian Fleming
120. Dr. No — Ian Fleming — 4 Grey Geeks
M is for Malice by Sue Grafton
121, M is for Malice — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks
The Galactic Whirlpool by David Gerrold
122. STA #14 The Galactic Whirlpool — David Gerrold — 3 Grey Geeks
Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
123. Whose Body — Dorothy L. Sayers — 2 Grey Geeks
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
124. Born a Crime — Trevor Noah — 5 Grey Geeks
The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield
125. The Making of Star Trek — Stephen E. Whitfield — 4 Grey Geeks
Reckless by Ed Brubaker
126. Reckless #1 TPB — Ed Brubaker — 4 Grey Geeks
Dead Wood by Dan Ames
127. Dead Wood — Dan Ames — 3 Grey Geeks
All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
128. All That Remains — Patricia Cornwell — 4 Grey Geeks
Southern Bound by Stuart Jaffe
129. Southern Bound — Stuart Jaffe —
Mighty and Brennon Explore the Futuretarium by Alexis Cleoford
130. Mighty and Brennon Explore the Futuretarium — Alexis Cleoford — 3 Grey Geeks
The Scarlet Letter by Stacy King
131. The Scarlet Letter TPB — Stacy King — 4 Grey Geeks
The Wolfling by Sterling North
132. The Wolfling — Sterling North — 4 Grey Geeks
They Came with the Snow by Christopher  Coleman
133. They Came with the Snow — Christopher Coleman — 2 Grey Geeks
The Diggers by Jonathan Maas
134. The Diggers — Jonathan Maas — 4 Grey Geeks

In September, there were 16 more books read.

Two Tocks before Midnight by Clay Boutwell
135. Two Tocks Before Midnight — C. J. Martin — 3 Grey Geeks
To Drink of Deceit by Blythe Baker
136. To Drink of Deceit — Blythe Baker — 2 Grey Geeks
Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
137. Goldfinger — Ian Fleming — 4 Grey Geeks
N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
138. N is for Noose — Sue Grafton — 2 Grey Geeks
Shape-Shifter by Avell Kro
139. Shape-Shifter — Avell Kro — 2 Grey Geeks
Nephilim Generations by Avell Kro
140. Nephilim Generations — Avell Kro — 2 Grey Geeks
Chancy by Louis L'Amour
141. Chancy — Louis L’Amour — 4 Grey Geeks
Spirit Moves by Lisa B. Thomas
142. Spirit Moves — L. B. Thomas — 3 Grey Geeks
Batman & Dracula by Doug Moench
143. Batman and Dracula: Red Rain — Doug Moench — 5 Grey Geeks
Contamination by John Vornholt
144. STTNG #16 Contamination — John Vornholt — 2 Grey Geeks
The Melting by Christopher  Coleman
145. The Melting — Christopher Coleman — 4 Grey Geeks
They Come in the Night by Lynn-Cee Faulk
146. They Come in the Night — Lynn-Cee Faulk — 4 Grey Geeks
Demons by J.M. Dillard
147. STTOS #30 Demons — J. M. Dillard — 4 Grey Geeks
Publishable By Death by A.C.F. Bookens
148. Publishable by Death — A. C. F. Bookens — 5 Grey Geeks
O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton
149. O is for Outlaw — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks
For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming
150. For Your Eyes Only — Ian Fleming — 4 Grey Geeks

I read 16 books in October

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
151. Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury — 5 Grey Geeks
Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson
152. Catriona — Robert Louis Stevenson — 3 Grey Geeks
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
153. Allegiant — Veronica Roth — 2 Grey Geeks
The Howling III by Gary Brandner
154. The Howling III — Gary Brandner — 2 Grey Geeks
Slasher Online by Nera Vivaldi
155. Slasher Online — Nera Vivaldi — 4 Grey Geeks
Murder Book by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell
156. Murder Book — Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell — 3 Grey Geeks
A Dog of My Own by Richard     Clark
157. A Dog of my Own — Richard Clark — 4 Grey Geeks
Vampirella by Bill Willingham
158. Vampirella: Trial of the Soul — Bill Willingham — 2 Grey Geeks
P is for Peril by Sue Grafton
159. P is for Peril — Sue Grafton — 2 Grey Geeks
Death Magic by M.J. Kraus
160. Death Magic — M. J. Kraus — 4 Grey Geeks
Four by Veronica Roth
161. Four — Veronica Roth — 4 Grey Geeks
To Dine with Danger by Blythe Baker
162. To Dine with Danger — Blythe Baker — 4 Grey Geeks
The Biographical Edition Of The Works Of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson
163. The Ebb-tide — Robert Louis Stevenson — 4 Grey Geeks
Wasps in June by Brad Prentice
164. Wasps in June — Brad Prentice
Whispers by Dean Koontz
165.Whispers — Dean Koontz — 5 Grey Geeks
Trill by Amy Cross
166. Trill — Amy Cross — 3 Grey Geeks

November was another great month with 20 read.

The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak
167. The Harvesting — Melanie Karsak — 4 Grey Geeks
Q-In-Law by Peter David
168. STTNG #18 Q-In-Law — Peter David — 5 Grey Geeks
My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark
169. My Gal Sunday — Mary Higgins Clark — 4 Grey Geeks
Trick or Treat Free For All! by M.K. Radican
170. Trick or Treat Free for All — M. K. Radican — 3 Grey Geeks
Drugged on Deck by Susan Harper
171. Drugged on Deck — Susan Harper — 4 Grey Geeks
Dead in the Water by Susan Harper
172. Dead in the Water — Susan Harper — 3 Grey Geeks
The Case of the Curious Bride (Perry Mason #5 by Erle Stanley Gardner
173. The Case of the Curious Bride — Erle Stanley Gardner — 4 Grey Geeks
Midway by Melanie Karsak
174. Midway — Melanie Karsak — 4 Grey Geeks
Hard Rock by Dan Ames
175. Hard Rock — Dan Ames — 4 Grey Geeks
Stolen at Sea by Susan Harper
176. Stolen at Sea — Susan Harper — 4 Grey Geeks
Chain of Attack by Gene DeWeese
177. STTOS #32 Chain of Attack — Gene Deweese — 4 Grey Geeks
Spiders and Vampires by Jonathan Maas
178. Spiders and Vampires — Jonathan Maas — 4 Grey Geeks
The Shadow Aspect by Melanie Karsak
179. The Shadow Aspect — Melanie Karsak — 4 Grey Geeks
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
180. Playing for Pizza — John Grisham — 4 Grey Geeks
Excursions to Die For by Susan Harper
181. Excursions to Die For — Susan Harper — 4 Grey Geeks
Violence On Vacation by Susan Harper
182. Violence on Vacation — Susan Harper — 4 Grey Geeks
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
183. The Canterville Ghost — Oscar Wilde — 5 Grey Geeks
SODIUM Harbinger by Stephen Arseneault
184. Sodium Harbinger — Stephen Arseneault — 2 Grey Geeks
Witch Wood by Melanie Karsak
185. Witch Wood — Melanie Karsak — 4 Grey Geeks
Island Investigation by Susan Harper
186. Island Investigation — Susan Harper — 4 Grey Geeks

Finally, in December I read 14 books to round out the year at 200 works.

Body at the Banquet by Susan Harper
187. Body at the Banquet — Susan Harper — 4 Grey Geeks
Chaos at the Casino by Susan Harper
188. Chaos at the Casino — Susan Harper — 3 Grey Geeks
The Torn World by Melanie Karsak
189. The Torn World — Melanie Karsak — 4 Grey Geeks
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
190. Finders Keepers — Stephen King — 5 Grey Geeks
The End of the Pier by Martha Grimes
191. The End of the Pier — Martha Grimes — 1 lonely Grey Geek
Hot Bids and Cold Bodies by Susan Harper
192. Hot Bids and Cold Bodies –Susan Harper — 4 Grey Geeks
Southern Charm by Stuart Jaffe
193. Southern Charm — Stuart Jaffe — 4 Grey Geeks
Murder at the Museum by Susan Harper
194. Murder at the Museum — Susan Harper — 4 Grey Geeks
Proud Helios by Melissa Scott
195. STDS9 #9 Proud Helios — Melissa Scott — 4 Grey Geeks
A Deadly Reunion by Susan Harper
196. A Deadly Reunion — Susan Harper — 4 Grey Geeks
Painted Lady by Peter E. Abresch
197. Painted Lady — Peter Abresch — 4 Grey Geeks
The Final Piece by Susan Harper
198. The Final Piece — Susan Harper — 4 Grey Geeks
Q Is For Quarry by Sue Grafton
199. Q is for Quarry — Sue Grafton — 4 Grey Geeks
Thunderball by Ian Fleming
200. Thunderball — Ian Fleming — 4 Grey Geeks

Well, that took a lot longer than I expected. If you want to see the actual reviews for any particular book, follow me on Goodreads: The Mustache Louie Matos. Thanks, as always for reading our posts and following us. I love you all for engaging with our content. Peace!

4 thoughts on “Reading Sanctum #18: Year in Review

  1. 200 books in a year is very cool!

    I don’t know if you listen to audiobooks, but i find that the goodreads “pages” for them drags down my total and average page count – some audiobooks are listed as only having a couple of pages, when they’re really of books 300+ pages long!

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    1. VT, I do listen to audiobooks and I do find that it drags my page count down. I think there were only about 10 audiobooks on my list, but I’m certain that my page count was affected. Astute observation, and thanks for mentioning it.

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    1. Thanks, Lady Geek and I actually took a pause there in December. Once I hit 200, I decided that whatever I would continue to read, I would count it for 2022. I rarely watch TV nowadays so I really just focus on reading during Prime Time to bedtime. I enjoy my solitude sooo much. LOL!

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