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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2018, 01:44:46 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)

Putting my library card to good use this year already!

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« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2018, 04:06:42 AM »
Finished #2 "The Husband" by Dean Koontz. I recommend it.  Going to Library today I hope to get a new one by same author.
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« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2018, 05:43:35 AM »
2. Mathematics for Sunday Afternoon (Jan 20th)

Speeding up with "Life, the Universe and Everything" by Douglas Adams

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« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2018, 12:45:30 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)

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2018, 11:05:23 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)

You're on a roll..
Finished Jack Reacher  Killing Floor.
22 books of the series to go.

Then will follow up with hap and leonard books series. After i have a watched the series, it got me hooked on the characters and world.

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« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2018, 12:10:16 AM »
I'm in. Hopefully, I won't forget to keep track like I did last year.

Just finished:
1. The Miseducation of Cameron Post - which I had all the feels for & hope the movie is equally good.
2. Introduction to Nuclear Engineering - review for my NRC exam
3. Casting Lacey
4. Secrets in Death - I can't believe I've been reading this series since high school.

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« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2018, 04:35:09 AM »
Started this morning book #3 another Dean Koontz Novel  "The City"
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« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2018, 04:03:41 PM »
I'm in, though my goal is 50 since I read a lot of trashy young adult post-apocalyptic sci fi. (Yes, I consider that a genre. Yes, I know what I like).

My 12-year-old LOVES this genre.  I am going to be mining your book list for recommendations for her.  The librarian and I are mystified.

I started tracking my reading this year for the first time.  Note - I am a book nerd who spends an hour a day commuting on the bus with nothing to do but read.  I also reserve 30 minutes before bed to read every night....30 minutes before my bedtime AND 15-30 minutes before the kids go to bed (we all sit on the couch and read together).

1) How to Lose a Bride in One Night, Sophie Jordan - historical romance - reread - Good
2) Viking Unchained, Sandra Hill - Time travel Viking romance - FUNNY
3) The Tattoeed Duke, Maya Rodale - historical romance - reread - average.  I accidentally bought this a second time because I didn't remember I'd read it a few months ago
4) Chasing Christmas Eve, Jill Shalvis - contemporary romance - 5 stars
5) The Pleasures of Passion, Sabrina Jeffries - historical romance - average
6) Her majesty : Queen Elizabeth II and her court, Robert Hardman - nonfiction - Interesting look at the official activities of the royal family
7) Burning Up, Susan Anderson - contemporary romance - average
8) On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into some Strangely Related Families, Jeremy Paxman - nonfiction - Pro-republican viewpoint on the last century of the monarchy.  Interesting, but meanders.
9) Promise Not to Tell, Jayne Ann Krentz - romantic suspense - Excellent story; characterization is a big repetitive from some of her past books.

In progress
10) Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor, Anne Edwards - nonfiction
11) Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Rubin - nonfiction, reread - I'm leading a book club on it.
Boldly leading a blended family into (future) financial independence

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2018, 07:43:15 PM »
I read a book this weekend! In full! And I truly, thoroughly enjoyed it. It was:
#1 Next Year For Sure by Zoey Leigh Patterson.

#2 Il pleuvait des oiseaux de Jocelyne Saucier
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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2018, 07:50:14 PM »
Since it's too cold for me today, I sat and read The Life-changing magic of tidying up. It's been sitting on the to read shelf for awhile. 

Seems I now have some tidying to do.

Keeping with my cleaning theme I went with Unclutter Your Home for book #2. Found it pretty bad so it took awhile.

Book 3 will be in the same genre and will be 7 by Jen Hatmaker. Also reviewing this book in a group too.

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #60 on: February 03, 2018, 01:19:45 PM »
Starting Book #4 another one by Dean Koontz- " By the Light of the Moon"
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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #61 on: February 08, 2018, 07:21:05 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)

I’m on a Murakami kick lately. I don’t know why but his books absolutely captivate my soul. It sounds so weird, but I just want to live in those worlds he paints. They’re ordinary, but there’s just something about them that truly resonates with me.

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #62 on: February 10, 2018, 02:22:20 PM »
3. "Life, the Universe and Everything" by Douglas Adams (Feb 9th)

Coming up next, a German translation of "Sapiens - A Brief History of Mankind" by Harari. Should not take too long even for 460 pages as reading in my native language is .... well, natively faster :-D

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« Reply #63 on: February 10, 2018, 05:10:46 PM »
Ill join. Ive been easing back into a good reading habit thanks to a coworker who has the habit of sending good books my way as often as Im interested.

First book is finished - Margaret Atwoods Hagseed. Shes a favorite and The Tempest is my favorite Shakespeare, so it was a good place to start.

Starting #2 (just picked up from the library) - All the Ugly and Wondeful Things by Bryn Greenwood.

I can not recommend #2. I dont want to write too much, but read the reviews before you commit. It was hard to finish and made me feel gross.

#3 - The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright. It was just ok.

#4 - Drive  by Daniel Pink. Weve read portions at work, so nothing really new was learned  by reading the whole thing.

#5 - The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah (really enjoyed this one)
#6 - Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt (just ok, but I may give another book in the series a chance because Id love to get into a new series)

Starting 7 tonight and have a business trip this week so Im thinking Im going to have a busy reading week

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #64 on: February 15, 2018, 08:06:53 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)

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #65 on: February 23, 2018, 04:23:27 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)

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« Reply #66 on: February 25, 2018, 12:43:49 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) -- I didn't like this one as much. :| But I do appreciate reading HH Dalai Lama's perspective on most things and it was neat to learn about Buddhism's take on science and how to reconcile everything.

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2018, 05:47:57 PM »
I'll join, I just turned off cable TV (yay! saving $70 a month)  I'm hunting down free books on gutenberg.org for free books.  The verizon cable person asked what I'd be doing for entertainment without TV, he really was speechless when I said I'd be going to the library. 

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2018, 02:56:06 AM »
Finished books #5 Relentless by Dean Koontz and #6 Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson (was excellent)!
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« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2018, 10:36:30 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) — I was honestly expecting this to be a funny book, but it got very old, very quickly. Oh, well. It’s a parody and is “dictated” by Trump into his iPhone. Should have just been a SNL skit rather than a full publication, imo.

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« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2018, 07:43:34 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)

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« Reply #71 on: March 03, 2018, 04:27:08 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)

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« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2018, 05:46:57 AM »
A little over half way #7 a book called Copper River  by William Kent Krueger which so far is very good.
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« Reply #73 on: March 04, 2018, 06:22:38 PM »
#3 Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan. Loved this one and loved how I read it -- I read it out loud to my partner. He enjoyed it too. I hope we keep doing this. We actually picked out a few more books together as potential read-alouds to enjoy together.

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« Reply #74 on: March 07, 2018, 01:54:32 PM »
A little over half way #7 a book called Copper River  by William Kent Krueger which so far is very good.


Finished #8 The kind worth Killing by Peter Swanson.  Very good book!  The one above the book called Copper River was also excellent and am reading my next book by that author.
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« Reply #75 on: March 11, 2018, 03:41:12 AM »
A little over half way #7 a book called Copper River  by William Kent Krueger which so far is very good.


Finished #8 The kind worth Killing by Peter Swanson.  Very good book!  The one above the book called Copper River was also excellent and am reading my next book by that author.


finished book #9 Heavens Keep by the same author as Copper River. Was good but not as good as Copper River. But i like the author so I picked up another one I am starting today which is suppose to be one of his good ones RED KNIFE again by Willliam Kent Krueger.
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« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2018, 10:55:50 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)

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« Reply #77 on: March 17, 2018, 09:18:01 AM »
4. "Sapiens - A Brief History of Mankind" by Harari -  That was a dull read. This guy should have written 3 books instead. First book: Interesting stone age stuff I did not know. 2nd book: repetitive political statements about animal rights. Third book: repetitive political statements about capitalism. Glad it's over.
5. "Everything a man should know" - Read in 2 hours because the information content was so low.

But I found a good one again, which is

Leviathan Wakes - Corey.
Could be the best SciFi read in a while. Probably done before March ends.

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« Reply #78 on: March 20, 2018, 09:14:09 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.

Scythe is great for any fan of dystopian novels or strong female leads. It's the first in what will be a trilogy (I believe, book 3 isn't released yet and I don't know if there's any more planned after that). Really interesting premise, and the ending wrapped up enough to feel satisfying but leave me excited for book 2, Thunderhead.

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits also has a wonderful female lead that is very well developed. The whole book reads fast, and I'm impressed with how well the author creates fleshed-out characters that read authentic so quickly. Funny and captivating quick read. One of the most enjoyable books I've read in a while.

I also read a book with a name that's escaping me at the moment that was not fun or good and I can't believe I even finished it. That was #8

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« Reply #79 on: March 21, 2018, 07:32:21 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) - a good look at the way relationships and technology work. I enjoyed this one.

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« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2018, 02:49:22 AM »
A little over half way #7 a book called Copper River  by William Kent Krueger which so far is very good.


Finished #8 The kind worth Killing by Peter Swanson.  Very good book!  The one above the book called Copper River was also excellent and am reading my next book by that author.


finished book #9 Heavens Keep by the same author as Copper River. Was good but not as good as Copper River. But i like the author so I picked up another one I am starting today which is suppose to be one of his good ones RED KNIFE again by Willliam Kent Krueger.



Been on a roll as I did finish #10 the Knife by William Kent Krueger then Finished #11 The Girl with a clock for a heart by Peter Swanson and just finished #12 Iron Lake By William Kent Krueger. Need to get to the Library today as I need a book!
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« Reply #81 on: April 15, 2018, 10:21:07 AM »
6. Leviathan Wakes - Corey April 2nd
7. Caliban's War - Corey April 15th

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« Reply #82 on: April 17, 2018, 07:53:17 PM »
#4 Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer. Like my last *finished* book, I also read this one out loud to my partner (though he missed the end by not being available before the library book's due date). Meanwhile, I have *started* at least a dozen books, I bet, but haven't managed to finish any others.

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« Reply #83 on: April 23, 2018, 03:45:12 AM »
A little over half way #7 a book called Copper River  by William Kent Krueger which so far is very good.


Finished #8 The kind worth Killing by Peter Swanson.  Very good book!  The one above the book called Copper River was also excellent and am reading my next book by that author.


finished book #9 Heavens Keep by the same author as Copper River. Was good but not as good as Copper River. But i like the author so I picked up another one I am starting today which is suppose to be one of his good ones RED KNIFE again by Willliam Kent Krueger.



Been on a roll as I did finish #10 the Knife by William Kent Krueger then Finished #11 The Girl with a clock for a heart by Peter Swanson and just finished #12 Iron Lake By William Kent Krueger. Need to get to the Library today as I need a book!

#13 Boundary Waters
#14 Thunder Bay
#15 Manitou Canyon

All by William Kent Krueger
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