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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #100 on: June 24, 2018, 05:46:36 PM »
6. Leviathan Wakes - Corey April 2nd
7. Caliban's War - Corey April 15th
8. Algorihtms to live by- Christian, May 8th (ok to read, not as much new info as I had hoped though)
9. The Intelligent Asset Allocator - Great read, loved it!
10. Cibola Burn (W.I.P.)

I think you forgot to list Abaddon's Gate!

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #101 on: June 25, 2018, 07:21:42 AM »
1: Do More, Spend Less (1/4/2018)
2: YNAB (1/5/2018)
3: The Bone Thief (1/9/2018)
4: The Only Investment Guide You Will Ever Need (1/16/2018)
5: Unshakeable (1/19/2018)
6: Wind/Pinball (1/22/2018)
7: Kafka on the Shore (2/8/2018)
8: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (2/15/2018)
9: My Appeal to the World (2/15/2018)
10: Dollars and Sense (2/23/2018)
11: The Universe in a Single Atom (2/25/2018)
12: You Can’t Spell America Without ME (3/1/2018)
13: You Are A Badass At Making Money (3/2/2018)
14: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (3/14/2018)
15: Modern Romance (3/21/2018)
16: Yes Please (3/29/2018)
17: The Fires of Heaven (5/1/18)
18: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (5/26/2018)
19: The Lord of Chaos (6/19/18)
20: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (6/25/18)

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #102 on: July 08, 2018, 08:36:12 PM »
1. Perdido Street Station - China Meiville
2. A Wizard Of Earthsea - Le Guin
3. The Tombs Of Atuan - Le Guin
4. The Farthest Shore - Le Guin
5. Harrison Squared - Daryl Gregory
7. Financial Fitness Forever - Merriman
8. Leviathan Wakes - Corey
9. Caliban's War - Corey
10. Eric - Pratchett
11. Abbadon's Gate - Corey
12. How Music Works - David Byrne
13. The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing - Bogle
14. The Simple Path To Wealth - Collins
15. Party Monster - James St. James (It's a quick read I'm halfway through.  Will finish this weekend)
16. The Vinyl Detective - Cartmel
17. The Stars My Destination - Bester

Update:

18. Your Money Or Your Life - Robin
19. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
20. A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Currently almost done with Cibola Burn and next up is The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money.

This thread inspired me to actually track my reading for the first time.  Looks like I'm easily on track for 26 books a year, which is better than I thought.  Perhaps will try to up it to 50 next year. 

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #103 on: July 09, 2018, 03:13:37 PM »
My goal for 2018 is 36 books and I have fallen behind since spring came along so this is to help kick me in the ass to get back on track.

Here is the list read so far:

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad
2. Early Retirement Extreme
3. Naked Money
4. The Management Myth
5. A Guide to the Good Life
6. 13 Ways to Kill Your Community
7. The Millionaire Next Door
8. Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements: The Search for the Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage
9. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

10. Your Money or Your Life.
11. The Founders at Work
12. Irrational Exuberance

13. Money Monster or Money Master? - Norma Lafonte

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #104 on: July 13, 2018, 04:12:14 PM »
Just checking in since I started this thread. I am still sitting at 16 books read as I find for me it tough to read in the summer which is why my goal was 26 Books for year. Sure I will over shoot that as I am starting to get the itch back. Once the younger ones go back to school I will have more quiet time as well.

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #105 on: August 17, 2018, 08:15:45 PM »
#8 To Kill a Mockingbird (audiobook read by Sissy Spacek. Hadn't read that since high school and remembered a lot of the words there were on my vocabulary lists but not the major plot points)

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #106 on: August 18, 2018, 08:16:17 AM »
Just finished #9 Scythe by Neil Shusterman and #10 Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong. Both were awesome! They're YA novels, but neither one feels particularly juvenile other than the fact that the main characters are younger.

#11 - Wild by Cheryl Strayed - really enjoyed that one
#12 - The Poet X - awesome novel in verse
#13 - where’s the next shelter by Gary Sizer - another hiking book and quick read

I feel like I’ve been slowing down lately so I’m happy to have hit the midway point!

#14 - Everything I Never Told You
#15 - The Librarian of Auschwitz
#16 - In the Heart of the Sea
#17 - The Palace of Illusions

#18 - Mort(e)
#19 - D'Arc
#20 - Crazy Rich Asians

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #107 on: August 18, 2018, 06:14:28 PM »
1. Perdido Street Station - China Meiville
2. A Wizard Of Earthsea - Le Guin
3. The Tombs Of Atuan - Le Guin
4. The Farthest Shore - Le Guin
5. Harrison Squared - Daryl Gregory
7. Financial Fitness Forever - Merriman
8. Leviathan Wakes - Corey
9. Caliban's War - Corey
10. Eric - Pratchett
11. Abbadon's Gate - Corey
12. How Music Works - David Byrne
13. The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing - Bogle
14. The Simple Path To Wealth - Collins
15. Party Monster - James St. James (It's a quick read I'm halfway through.  Will finish this weekend)
16. The Vinyl Detective - Cartmel
17. The Stars My Destination - Bester
18. Your Money Or Your Life - Robin
19. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
20. A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Update:

21. Cibola Burn - Corey
22. Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, And The Decade Sci-Fi Exploded - Heller

Strange stars was an interesting read.  My brother got it for me for my birthday.  I learned about lots of old sci-fi authors I hadn't previously known about.  Folks who's writing was commonly serialized in pulps and such.  Decided to give one of them a try next.

23. The Day Of The Triffids - Wyndham

Extremely fun and quick read.  I ate it up.  Can't wait to read some more from him and try a few more authors I learned about in Strange Stars.  Retro-futurism is so interesting.

Now I've started So Good They Can't Ignore You on a recommendation I saw on this forum.  It's interesting and I completely agree with the premise that "follow your passion" is terrible advice.

On my last update I said I was going to read some Keynes... and I did, but that shit was way to thick to get through in one go.  I'm a hundred pages in and I'll probably have to reread them anyway. 


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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #108 on: August 19, 2018, 05:18:45 AM »
Your Money or Your Life (Robin and Dominguez)
Mistborn (Sanderson)
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation (Salzberg)
The Well of Ascension (Sanderson)
Radium Girls (Moore)
Rest (Pang)
Hero of the Ages (Sanderson)
The Financial Diet (Fagan)
Writing YA Fiction for Dummies (Halverson)
Feel Free (Z. Smith)
I am, I am, I am: seventeen brushes with death (O’Farrell)
The revolution of Evelyn Serrano (Manzano)
Glory Be (Scattergood)
The Enemy (Holbrook)
Finish (Acuff)
There's no such thing as bad weather

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #109 on: August 19, 2018, 06:30:43 AM »
Penn42, your mention of John Wyndham has brought me back to grade 10 English class, where we read Romeo and Juliet, talked about some Greek mythology, then spent a great deal of time on To Kill a Mockingbird, which I mentioned above having just "re-read" (by way of audiobook) and then, to the teacher's great chagrin, still had time to make it to the next thing on the curriculum, which was Wyndham's The Chrysalids. The teacher did not care for that book and I remember him saying "I don't know what drugs the author was using when he wrote this chapter..." On the other hand, he absolutely loved To Kill a Mockingbird and drew our attention to the precise use of every word, the use of simile, metaphor, local colour, etc. I actually enjoyed The Chrysalids. It's one of the few science-fiction novels I've ever read. But it's not surprising that one of the only re-reads I've ever done has been To Kill a Mockingbird, given its enduring presence and my teacher's great love for it.

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #110 on: August 22, 2018, 09:23:53 AM »
My goal for 2018 is 36 books and I have fallen behind since spring came along so this is to help kick me in the ass to get back on track.

Here is the list read so far:

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad
2. Early Retirement Extreme
3. Naked Money
4. The Management Myth
5. A Guide to the Good Life
6. 13 Ways to Kill Your Community
7. The Millionaire Next Door
8. Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements: The Search for the Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage
9. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

10. Your Money or Your Life.
11. The Founders at Work
12. Irrational Exuberance

13. Money Monster or Money Master? - Norma Lafonte

14. The Magic of Thinking Big
15. Operation Enough!

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #111 on: August 22, 2018, 03:06:27 PM »
6. Leviathan Wakes - Corey April 2nd
7. Caliban's War - Corey April 15th
8. Algorihtms to live by- Christian, May 8th (ok to read, not as much new info as I had hoped though)
9. The Intelligent Asset Allocator - Great read, loved it!
10. Cibola Burn (W.I.P.)

I think you forgot to list Abaddon's Gate!

You are right, that would make Cibola Burn number 11, and I just finished. I think this was not the highlight of the series.

12. Prisoners of Geography (W.I.P)



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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #112 on: August 26, 2018, 05:34:20 PM »
@Dee, To Kill A Mockingbird is a great book.  It's also one of the only books I've ever re-read.  Funny enough, The Chrysalids was the specific Wyndham book Strange Stars mentioned, but it wasn't the one there was a beat up copy of for 2 bucks at the local bookstore.  I've got it on hold at the library right now because Triffids was so fun!

Back to my list:

1. Perdido Street Station - China Meiville
2. A Wizard Of Earthsea - Le Guin
3. The Tombs Of Atuan - Le Guin
4. The Farthest Shore - Le Guin
5. Harrison Squared - Daryl Gregory
7. Financial Fitness Forever - Merriman
8. Leviathan Wakes - Corey
9. Caliban's War - Corey
10. Eric - Pratchett
11. Abbadon's Gate - Corey
12. How Music Works - David Byrne
13. The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing - Bogle
14. The Simple Path To Wealth - Collins
15. Party Monster - James St. James (It's a quick read I'm halfway through.  Will finish this weekend)
16. The Vinyl Detective - Cartmel
17. The Stars My Destination - Bester
18. Your Money Or Your Life - Robin
19. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
20. A Random Walk Down Wall Street
21. Cibola Burn - Corey
22. Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, And The Decade Sci-Fi Exploded - Heller
23. The Day Of The Triffids - Wyndham

Update:

24. So Good They Can't Ignore You - Newport
25. An Ember In The Ashes - Tahir

I finished An Ember In The Ashes only a few minute ago.  Gift from my dad and a fun little light-weight read.  Not sure what I'm going to read next to finish this challenge. 

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #113 on: August 26, 2018, 06:23:36 PM »
Your Money or Your Life (Robin and Dominguez)
Mistborn (Sanderson)
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation (Salzberg)
The Well of Ascension (Sanderson)
Radium Girls (Moore)
Rest (Pang)
Hero of the Ages (Sanderson)
The Financial Diet (Fagan)
Writing YA Fiction for Dummies (Halverson)
Feel Free (Z. Smith)
I am, I am, I am: seventeen brushes with death (O’Farrell)
The revolution of Evelyn Serrano (Manzano)
Glory Be (Scattergood)
The Enemy (Holbrook)
Finish (Acuff)
There's no such thing as bad weather
Americanah (Adichie)
The Alchemist (Coehlo)

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #114 on: September 19, 2018, 07:23:15 PM »

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@Dee, To Kill A Mockingbird is a great book.  It's also one of the only books I've ever re-read.  Funny enough, The Chrysalids was the specific Wyndham book Strange Stars mentioned, but it wasn't the one there was a beat up copy of for 2 bucks at the local bookstore.  I've got it on hold at the library right now because Triffids was so fun!

Back to my list:

1. Perdido Street Station - China Meiville
2. A Wizard Of Earthsea - Le Guin
3. The Tombs Of Atuan - Le Guin
4. The Farthest Shore - Le Guin
5. Harrison Squared - Daryl Gregory
7. Financial Fitness Forever - Merriman
8. Leviathan Wakes - Corey
9. Caliban's War - Corey
10. Eric - Pratchett
11. Abbadon's Gate - Corey
12. How Music Works - David Byrne
13. The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing - Bogle
14. The Simple Path To Wealth - Collins
15. Party Monster - James St. James (It's a quick read I'm halfway through.  Will finish this weekend)
16. The Vinyl Detective - Cartmel
17. The Stars My Destination - Bester
18. Your Money Or Your Life - Robin
19. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
20. A Random Walk Down Wall Street
21. Cibola Burn - Corey
22. Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, And The Decade Sci-Fi Exploded - Heller
23. The Day Of The Triffids - Wyndham
24. So Good They Can't Ignore You - Newport
25. An Ember In The Ashes - Tahir

Update: 

26. A Torch Against The Night - Tahir

A let down from the first in the series.  I don't think I'm going to finish it. 

Even though I completed the challenge I'm going to keep posting here since I'm not going make 50 books.  On to Your Money And Your Brain.

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #115 on: October 05, 2018, 03:12:25 PM »
Just finished #9 Scythe by Neil Shusterman and #10 Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong. Both were awesome! They're YA novels, but neither one feels particularly juvenile other than the fact that the main characters are younger.

#11 - Wild by Cheryl Strayed - really enjoyed that one
#12 - The Poet X - awesome novel in verse
#13 - where’s the next shelter by Gary Sizer - another hiking book and quick read

I feel like I’ve been slowing down lately so I’m happy to have hit the midway point!

#14 - Everything I Never Told You
#15 - The Librarian of Auschwitz
#16 - In the Heart of the Sea
#17 - The Palace of Illusions

#18 - Mort(e)
#19 - D'Arc
#20 - Crazy Rich Asians

#21 - A Walk in the Woods
#22 - The Pearlthat Broke Its Shell

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« Reply #116 on: October 11, 2018, 01:43:06 PM »
Just finished #9 Scythe by Neil Shusterman and #10 Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong. Both were awesome! They're YA novels, but neither one feels particularly juvenile other than the fact that the main characters are younger.

#11 - Wild by Cheryl Strayed - really enjoyed that one
#12 - The Poet X - awesome novel in verse
#13 - where’s the next shelter by Gary Sizer - another hiking book and quick read

I feel like I’ve been slowing down lately so I’m happy to have hit the midway point!

#14 - Everything I Never Told You
#15 - The Librarian of Auschwitz
#16 - In the Heart of the Sea
#17 - The Palace of Illusions

#18 - Mort(e)
#19 - D'Arc
#20 - Crazy Rich Asians

#21 - A Walk in the Woods
#22 - The Pearlthat Broke Its Shell

#23 - Half of a Yellow Sun
#24 - Lincoln in the Bardo

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #117 on: October 12, 2018, 04:49:39 PM »
My goal for 2018 is 36 books and I have fallen behind since spring came along so this is to help kick me in the ass to get back on track.

Here is the list read so far:

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad
2. Early Retirement Extreme
3. Naked Money
4. The Management Myth
5. A Guide to the Good Life
6. 13 Ways to Kill Your Community
7. The Millionaire Next Door
8. Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements: The Search for the Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage
9. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

10. Your Money or Your Life.
11. The Founders at Work
12. Irrational Exuberance

13. Money Monster or Money Master? - Norma Lafonte

14. The Magic of Thinking Big
15. Operation Enough!
16. Happy City

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #118 on: October 13, 2018, 11:44:09 AM »
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1. Perdido Street Station - China Meiville
2. A Wizard Of Earthsea - Le Guin
3. The Tombs Of Atuan - Le Guin
4. The Farthest Shore - Le Guin
5. Harrison Squared - Daryl Gregory
7. Financial Fitness Forever - Merriman
8. Leviathan Wakes - Corey
9. Caliban's War - Corey
10. Eric - Pratchett
11. Abbadon's Gate - Corey
12. How Music Works - David Byrne
13. The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing - Bogle
14. The Simple Path To Wealth - Collins
15. Party Monster - James St. James (It's a quick read I'm halfway through.  Will finish this weekend)
16. The Vinyl Detective - Cartmel
17. The Stars My Destination - Bester
18. Your Money Or Your Life - Robin
19. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
20. A Random Walk Down Wall Street
21. Cibola Burn - Corey
22. Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, And The Decade Sci-Fi Exploded - Heller
23. The Day Of The Triffids - Wyndham
24. So Good They Can't Ignore You - Newport
25. An Ember In The Ashes - Tahir
26. A Torch Against The Night - Tahir

27. Your Money and Your Brain - Zweig
28. Braving the Wilderness - Brown

Up next is The Dispossessed

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #119 on: October 13, 2018, 08:06:41 PM »
I've read 12 now (some of them have been graphic novels but that was totally allowed from the get-go for my list) which may make it seem unlikely that I'll get to 25 by end of year...BUT...I have started so many books that if I focus on finishing those, I think I can still make it!

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #120 on: October 23, 2018, 02:13:41 PM »
1: Do More, Spend Less (1/4/2018)
2: YNAB (1/5/2018)
3: The Bone Thief (1/9/2018)
4: The Only Investment Guide You Will Ever Need (1/16/2018)
5: Unshakeable (1/19/2018)
6: Wind/Pinball (1/22/2018)
7: Kafka on the Shore (2/8/2018)
8: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (2/15/2018)
9: My Appeal to the World (2/15/2018)
10: Dollars and Sense (2/23/2018)
11: The Universe in a Single Atom (2/25/2018)
12: You Can’t Spell America Without ME (3/1/2018)
13: You Are A Badass At Making Money (3/2/2018)
14: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (3/14/2018)
15: Modern Romance (3/21/2018)
16: Yes Please (3/29/2018)
17: The Fires of Heaven (5/1/18)
18: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (5/26/2018)
19: The Lord of Chaos (6/19/18)
20: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (6/25/18)

...lots has happened since June and I’ve been terrible about taking time to read. Going to jump in to some easier stuff before I get back into WoT.

21: 13 Reasons Why (10/23/18)

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #121 on: November 13, 2018, 08:09:22 AM »
1: Do More, Spend Less (1/4/2018)
2: YNAB (1/5/2018)
3: The Bone Thief (1/9/2018)
4: The Only Investment Guide You Will Ever Need (1/16/2018)
5: Unshakeable (1/19/2018)
6: Wind/Pinball (1/22/2018)
7: Kafka on the Shore (2/8/2018)
8: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (2/15/2018)
9: My Appeal to the World (2/15/2018)
10: Dollars and Sense (2/23/2018)
11: The Universe in a Single Atom (2/25/2018)
12: You Can’t Spell America Without ME (3/1/2018)
13: You Are A Badass At Making Money (3/2/2018)
14: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (3/14/2018)
15: Modern Romance (3/21/2018)
16: Yes Please (3/29/2018)
17: The Fires of Heaven (5/1/18)
18: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (5/26/2018)
19: The Lord of Chaos (6/19/18)
20: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (6/25/18)

...lots has happened since June and I’ve been terrible about taking time to read. Going to jump in to some easier stuff before I get back into WoT.

21: 13 Reasons Why (10/23/18)
22: Why Not Me? (10/25/18)
23: Rogue Lawyer (11/3/18)
24: Truly Madly Guilty (11/13/18)