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Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 221

Book Title: Amos Daragon: Voyage aux enfer (english would be: Amos Daragon: Journeh to hell

Author: Bryan Perro

Summary: In this seventh volume, Amos was sent to hell by Enki. To go back in the world of livings he needs to go throught all nine levels of Hell.

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Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 304

Book Title: Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones

Author: Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley

Summary: The sequel to the first Five Nights at Freddy's takes place with the protagonists trying to adjust to life after the events of the first book. The daughter of the creator of the animatronics, Charlie, has to solve mysterious murders taking place in her hometown that look like they were done by her father's creations. Most of the original cast returns. Once again, Scott leaves us with more questions that we'll have to wait for the next book to resolve.

Rating: 4/5

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Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 215

Book Title: Amos Daragon et la cité de Pégase (english would be: Amos Daragon and the City of Pegasus)

Author: Bryan Perro

Summary: In this 8th book, Amos Daragon, once he was back from Hell, ended up in the city of of pegasus, where the icarians, half bird and half man creature, live. 

 

8 read on 12, I really hope I'll be able to finish this serie before the end of 2018 !

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Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 747

Book Title: The Tommyknockers

Author: Stephen King

Summary: What Bobbi Anderson finds in the woods is about to change everything for Haven, Maine.

tnoelemaK, Sister Monica Joan is one of my favorites, I'm so glad to hear she's the same in the actual memoir! I'll have to read it sometime.

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Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 219

Book Title: Amos Daragon : La toison d'or (eng would be: Amos Daragon: The Goldeb Fleece) 

 Author: Bryan Perro

Summary: In this 9th book, Barthelemy is looking after the golden fleece, that legend says it would make him invicible. On the other side, Amos Daragon must find it and destroy it before Barthelemy can find it. 

 

 

Only 3 books left to read. 

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Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 368

Book Title: Closer to the Heart (Valdemar: The Herald Spy)

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Summary: Heralds Mags and Amily must thwart a plot that would send Valdemar to war against one of its neighboring countries, all while figuring out who was behind it. I wasn't as fond of this one, Mercedes Lackey rushed to the ending, which was disappointing. The climax was also a letdown.

Rating: 3/5

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Book Number:  9

Number Of Pages: 208

Book Title:Amos Daragon: la grande croisade (Amos Daragon the great crusade)

Author: Bryan Perro

Summary:In this book, after Barthelemy found the golden fleece, he became invinsible and started a big crusade against "evil". Amos Daragon must stop him before he kills to many innoncent people. 

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Book Number: 33

Number Of Pages: 444

Book Title: Utvandrarna

Author: Vilhelm Moberg

Summary: The first of four books about a Swedish family deciding to emigrate to Minnesota, America in the 1850s.

 

Book Number: 34

Number Of Pages: 490

Book Title: Invandrarna

Author: Vilhelm Moberg

Summary: Book #2. After a long sea journey they arrive in NYC and begin the last part of the journey to reach their settlement.

 

Book Number: 35

Number Of Pages: 535

Book Title: Nybyggarna

Author: Vilhelm Moberg

Summary: Book #3 focuses on the family's day to day life, trying to adapt to their new homeland and survive on their new farm.

 

Book Number: 36

Number Of Pages: 312

Book Title: Sista brevet till Sverige

Author: Vilhelm Moberg

Summary: Years has past since they left Sweden and the children are starting to grow up. Book #4 also takes place during the civil war and Dakota conflict.

 

Book Number: 37

Number Of Pages: 445

Book Title: Bokhandeln på Riverside Drive

Author: Frida Skybäck

Summary: Charlotte inherits a bookstore from her late aunt and moves from Sweden to England to take care of the details.

 

Book Number: 38

Number Of Pages: 346

Book Title: Bad Girls Don't Die

Author: Katie Alender

Summary: Alexis' younger sister has an obsession with dolls, it seems one of them may be possessed.

 

Book Number: 39

Number Of Pages: 357

Book Title: Kvinnan som gick till sängs i ett år

Author: Sue Townsend

Summary: Eva has had enough of being the always dutiful wife and mother and caretaker of her family. When her kids leave for college she climbs into bed and stays there, refusing to get up other than to go to the bathroom.

 

Book Number: 40

Number Of Pages: 352

Book Title: The Next Always #1

Author: Nora Roberts

Summary: The Montgomery brothers are restoring the historical inn in town. Clare, the bookshop owner, and one of the Montgomery brothers fall for each other.

 

Book Number: 41

Number Of Pages: 306

Book Title: The Last Boyfriend #2

Author: Nora Roberts

Summary: Work on the in is coming along nicely. Brother number two and one of Clare's friends fall for each other.

 

Book Number: 42

Number Of Pages: 324

Book Title: The Perfect Hope #3

Author: Nora Roberts

Summary: The inn is finished and the innkeeper and the third brother fall for each other. (Anyone notice a theme here?)

 

Book Number: 43

Number Of Pages: 341

Book Title: Gather the Daughters

Author: Jennie Melamed

Summary: A cult on an isolated island. All daughters are wives-in-training and bred like cattle. When they've had enough children and performed their duty they're forced to take the final draught, ending their life.

 

Book Number: 44

Number Of Pages: 303

Book Title: Tyst väntan

Author: Liz Nugent

Summary: Lydia lives in a perfect house (/mansion), with her perfect husband and their perfect son. Then the disappearance of a young girl changes everything.

 

Book Number: 45

Number Of Pages: 477

Book Title: Rich Boy

Author: Caroline Ringskog Ferrada-Noli

Summary: The extremely pretentious story of the lives of mother and daughter and their different struggles growing up and living in a world dominated by the men around them.

Rating: 0/5

 

Book Number: 46

Number Of Pages: 366

Book Title: Krigsdagböcker 1939-1945

Author: Astrid Lindgren

Summary: Diaries by Astrid Lindgren, depicting life in Sweden during WW2.

 

Book Number: 47

Number Of Pages: 578

Book Title: Norra Latin

Author: Sara Engmark Elfgren

Summary: Something is not quite right at Norra Latin, the high school where Tamar has just started her first semester.

 

Book Number: 48

Number Of Pages: 375

Book Title: Kärringar

Author: Helene Uri

Summary: Four women meet at an evening class in Latin. After talking they realise they have something in common; they're all sick and tired of the men around them, and decide to do something about it.

 

Book Number: 49

Number Of Pages: 298

Book Title: Chavs

Author: Owen Jones

Summary: The journalist Owen Jones investigates the demonization of the working class in Britain.

 

Book Number: 50

Number Of Pages: 154

Book Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Summary: Dorothy and her dog is picked up by a tornado and set down far away from home. In order to find her way back home she must first find the Wizard of Oz.

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Book Number: 10

Number Of Pages: 213

Book Title: Amos Daragon: Le masque de l'Ether (Amos Daragon: The ether mask)

Author: Bryan Perro

Summary: At the end of the other book, when he receive the last stones for his Earth mask, Amos because a stone status and his friends have to go on a journey to get him back. During that time, Amos was on a spiritual journey to find the ether mask, the one that will unite his powers on the diferent elements to help him succed on his quest to get back the world's balance. 

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Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 138

Book Title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Author: Thornton Wilder

Summary: This story revolves around the tragic collapse of a bridge in Peru that killed five people, and a monk who witnessed it searching for the answer for why it happened to them. It's a beautiful kaleidoscope about these people's lives, love, and faith in a world that seems cruel. Very touching and well-written.

Rating: 5/5

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Book Number: 11

Number Of Pages: 210

Book Title: Amos Daragon:La fin des dieux (Amos Daragon: The end of the gods)

Author: Bryan Perro

Summary:In this 12th and last book,Amos Daragon needs to find the other 3 masks wearer to be able to destroy the gods and reach harmony in the world. 

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Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 478

Book Title: Time Traveled Tales: Volume 1

Editor: Jean Rabe

Summary: This is an anthology whose central theme revolves around time. There are 25 stories here, some by repeat authors. 

Rating: 3/5

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Book Number: 12

Number Of Pages: 233

Book Title: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots & Cynics in the Process) 

Author: Corey Taylor

Summary: In his second "biographic" book, Corey Taylor (singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour) shares with us his experiences with ghosts and how he sees the paranormal in general. 

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Book Number: 9

Number Of Pages: 384

Book Title: His Majesty's Dragon

Author: Naomi Novik

Summary: The first book in the series about dragons fighting against Napoleon instead of airships, it covers how the naval captain Will Laurence came to be with his dragon Temeraire.

Rating: 4/5

 

 

Book Number: 10

Number Of Pages: 354

Book Title: Athena's Daughters Volume 2

Editors: Maggie Allen and Janine K. Spendlove

Summary: This is the second Athena's Daughters anthology, centered around the themes of feminism. All female writers, all female protagonists.

Rating: 3/5

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Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 112

Book Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Summary: Sherlock Holmes solves the case of a mysterious family curse.

 

Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 1141

Book Title: The Stand

Author: Stephen King

Summary: A superflu wipes out nearly all of humanity. Forces of good and evil battle it out as society struggles to rebuild itself.

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Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 1141

Book Title: The Stand

Author: Stephen King

Summary: A superflu wipes out nearly all of humanity. Forces of good and evil battle it out as society struggles to rebuild itself.

I have it in my bookshelf on the to read list, is it any good ? 

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On 1/21/2019 at 8:02 PM, Little-Star said:

I have it in my bookshelf on the to read list, is it any good ? 


It was really good! There are some others of his that I like better, but that's not because The Stand was bad, just because I prefer the others.

 

Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 182

Book Title: The Haunting of Hill House

Author: Shirley Jackson

Summary: An occult scholar gathers a team to investigate the mysteries within the walls of Hill House.

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Book Number: 11

Number Of Pages: 432

Book Title: Throne of Jade

Editors: Naomi Novik

Summary: The second book in the Temeraire series features Laurence trying to convince a Chinese envoy that he is worthy of keeping his dragon, who was meant to be a gift for Napoleon, traveling to China to accomplish the task. 

Rating: 4/5

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Book Number:13

Number Of Pages: 303

Book Title:Les chevaliers d'Émeraude: Le feu dans le ciel (The Knights of Emrald: The fire in the sky) - 1/12

Author:[/b] Anne Robillard

Summary: A purple girl named Kira, born from the rape against the Queen Fan of Shola by the black emperor Amecareth, The knights will have to defend the continent against the beast. In this first book, the order of knights of emerald is reborn after centuries with magic people. They have to face a first fight when Amecareth sent soldiers to get her daughter back. 

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Book Number: 9, 10, & 11

Number Of Pages: 208, 352, & 352

Book Title: Annihilation, Authority, & Acceptance (The Southern Reach Trilogy or Area X)

Author: Jeff Vandermeer

Summary: A biologist joins the twelfth expedition into the mysterious Area X. (I wanted to summarize these together so as not to spoil the trilogy.)

I really enjoyed this one. If you liked the movie, definitely read it. The movie is very different story-wise but the tone is similar.

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Book number: 14

Number Of Pages: 474

Book Title: Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude - Les dragons de l'empereur noir (would roughly translate as: Knights of Emerald - The Black Emperor's dragons)  2/12

Author: Anne Robillard

Summary: seven years passed since the emperor last send soldiers attacking the humans, meanwhile he sent dragon eggs to distract the knights and his sorcerer to get his daughter back. 

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Book Number: 12

Number Of Pages: 290

Book Title: Carrie

Author: Stephen King

Summary: Carrie has been bullied by her peers and abused by her obsessively religious mother, but she has a hidden power; telekinesis.

 

Book Number: 13, 14, & 15

Number Of Pages: 111, 100, & 115

Book Title: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, & Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones

Author: Alvin Schwartz

Summary: Collections of scary stories from folklore and other sources, with some discussion of the origins. The stories are generally appropriate for children and the nightmare-inducing illustrations are appropriate for no one.

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Book Number: 15

Number Of Pages: 473

Book Title: Les chevaliers d'émeraude : Piège au Royaume des Ombres (would translate aproximatively as Knights of Emerald: Trapped in the Shadow Kingdom) - 3/12

Author: Anne Robillard

Summary: Kira is now fifteen and is a squire like she always wanted to be. A prophecy announced someone that would be able to destroy the dark emperor, and that person is now born and the emperor send his soldiers to find him and kill him while he is still a newborn. The knights aldo need to help of hybrids from the sorcerer and discover a land in the north. 

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Book Number: 16

Number Of Pages: 489

Book Title: Les chevaliers d'émeraude : La Princesse Rebelle (aprox translation: Knights of Emerald: The rebelious princess) 4/12

Author: Anne Robillard

Summary: Kira is now 19 years old and officially become a knight. Meanwhile, a new enemy appear, humanoid lizard raiding their villages stealing only women and girls. 

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Book Number: 17

Number Of Pages:474

Book Title: Les chevalier d'émeraude - l'ile des lézards. (Aprox translation: Knights of Emerald - The Lizards island) 5/12

Author:Anne Robillard

Summary: When the lizards attacked the continent a few months earlier in the previous book, they kidnapped women and girls to be able to reproduce, in this book the knights sail to their island to bring back the humans. Using an old prophecy to their adventage, they try to heal their sick females. Also a new enemy attacked the human continent. 

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