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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2018, 03:25:50 PM »
Just checking in. Due to lack of sleep up at 2am I am half way through my second book "The Husband" and its really good!
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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2018, 09:12:55 AM »
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).

Ha!  It's a favorite guilty pleasure of mine of my SIL.  I often find it better though to just read the first book in a YA trilogy and just let it end with the main character having discovered something about his or herself/society and having a questionable future.

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #52 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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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #53 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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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #54 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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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #55 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 #56 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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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #57 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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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2018, 04:35:09 AM »
Started this morning book #3 another Dean Koontz Novel  "The City"
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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #59 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 #60 on: January 28, 2018, 03:40:01 PM »
1. The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
2. Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement - Katy Bowman

3. Dynamic Aging - Katy Bowman
4. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
5. Blue Nights - Joan Didion

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #61 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.

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #62 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 #63 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 #64 on: February 04, 2018, 08:13:41 PM »
1. The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
2. Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement - Katy Bowman
3. Dynamic Aging - Katy Bowman
4. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
5. Blue Nights - Joan Didion

6. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir - Sherman Alexie
7. The Help - Kathryn Stockett

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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #65 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 #66 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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Re: 26+ Books for 2018
« Reply #67 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 #68 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)