Author Topic: 50 Books in 2017!  (Read 16207 times)

Adventine

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1094
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
50 Books in 2017!
« on: January 01, 2017, 07:10:18 PM »
New year, new challenge :) Come and join us!

1. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
2. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

jedsbud

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 15
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 07:35:16 PM »
I'm in.

1. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots by David Fisher
2. The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins

allsummerlong

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 571
  • Age: 38
  • Location: British Columbia, Canada
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 08:44:09 PM »
Yay!

I'm in again.

1. Catch 22- Joseph Heller

rweba

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 229
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 09:56:08 PM »
Dang, you guys are off to a fast start! I feel like I'm slacking already :)

1. The female brain by Louann Brizendine - Lifespan hormonal changes in women and their effects (January 1)

SeaKayEl

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 158
  • Location: Spokane, WA
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 11:23:15 PM »
1. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

Freshwater

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 592
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 12:52:55 AM »
How does it work, do we list them once we've finished them?

Adventine

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1094
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 12:58:56 AM »
How does it work, do we list them once we've finished them?

There's no standard format, really.

Personally, I list both my finished and unfinished books. I put a percentage after the title of the books I leave unfinished. If there's no percentage after the title, it means I finished the book.

Freshwater

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 592
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 01:38:33 AM »
Ok cool. I'll give it a go, just to help clear a bit more from my bookshelf!

1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter

Vertical Mode

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 400
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Boston, MA
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017, 09:40:51 AM »
I'm in! Moving to within a stone's throw of our local public library in a couple of months, so hopefully I can stay on the wagon since I'll have no excuses!

No standard format it appears, so I guess I'll just post what I'm currently reading?

1. Building Construction Before Mechanization - John Fitchen
"That is why you will never be a good detective, Cato. It's so obvious, it cannot POSSIBLY be a trap..."

Link to my Journal: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/trending-vertical-vertical-modes-journal/

illdothisifitkillsme

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2017, 01:23:50 PM »
I'm in  too. The Dressmaker, Rosalie Ham. Great book, once again, the book is much better than the movie.

Libertea

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 359
  • Age: 41
  • Location: USA
100 Books in 2017!
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2017, 01:31:46 PM »
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.

Vertical Mode

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 400
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Boston, MA
Re: 100 Books in 2017!
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2017, 03:48:06 PM »
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.

About your #3: The Alchemist has been on my list for quite a while, and I never seem to get around to reading it. Perhaps this will be the year, once I'm done with my current batch of library books, and I can either confirm or refute your glowing review ;-)

Also, 3 books already! You must be a pretty prolific reader.
"That is why you will never be a good detective, Cato. It's so obvious, it cannot POSSIBLY be a trap..."

Link to my Journal: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/trending-vertical-vertical-modes-journal/

Libertea

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 359
  • Age: 41
  • Location: USA
Re: 100 Books in 2017!
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2017, 07:59:24 PM »

About your #3: The Alchemist has been on my list for quite a while, and I never seem to get around to reading it. Perhaps this will be the year, once I'm done with my current batch of library books, and I can either confirm or refute your glowing review ;-)

Also, 3 books already! You must be a pretty prolific reader.
I read The Alchemist after seeing several favorable reviews of it on this site.  So as I mentioned, I seem to be the only one here who did not like it.  It's not like the book has no redeeming qualities at all, but it just didn't appeal to me.  I'm not into New Age.  Interestingly, some of the reviews compared it to The Little Prince, which I also didn't particularly care for.  An allegorical book with themes along these same lines that I do really like (and in fact is probably my lifetime favorite book) is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.  I highly recommend that one.

Adventine

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1094
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
Re: 100 Books in 2017!
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2017, 08:27:07 PM »

About your #3: The Alchemist has been on my list for quite a while, and I never seem to get around to reading it. Perhaps this will be the year, once I'm done with my current batch of library books, and I can either confirm or refute your glowing review ;-)

Also, 3 books already! You must be a pretty prolific reader.
I read The Alchemist after seeing several favorable reviews of it on this site.  So as I mentioned, I seem to be the only one here who did not like it.  It's not like the book has no redeeming qualities at all, but it just didn't appeal to me.  I'm not into New Age.  Interestingly, some of the reviews compared it to The Little Prince, which I also didn't particularly care for.  An allegorical book with themes along these same lines that I do really like (and in fact is probably my lifetime favorite book) is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.  I highly recommend that one.

I didn't like The Alchemist or The Little Prince much, either.

Checking out The Phantom Tollbooth now!

Bracken_Joy

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 7683
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Oregon
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2017, 09:05:27 PM »
I'll give this a try! Not sure I'll hit 50, but hey, if nothing else maybe I'll get more book reccs =)

Currently re-reading Harry Potter. I'll update as I finish them.
The Roughest Mustachian on the Nicest Block: my journal
Like babies? Have kids? Want to chat about Babies and Pregnancy? Group Journal Here.

jengod

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 735
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2017, 09:25:28 PM »
1. Building Wealth One House at a Time by John Schaub


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Waste is lost profit made visible. #zerowastehome #permaculture

HappierAtHome

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5311
  • Location: Australia
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2017, 09:52:08 PM »
Soooo I was always join these threads, and then completely fail to update them.

But I REALLY WANT to be part of this :-)

So this year, I'm joining the challenge, and I'm setting myself a reminder on my phone to update my list here every week.

1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent so far)

Currently re-reading Harry Potter.

I re-read Harry Potter every year. It never stops being awesome.

Bracken_Joy

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 7683
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Oregon
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2017, 08:53:11 AM »
Currently re-reading Harry Potter.

I re-read Harry Potter every year. It never stops being awesome.

Pretty much every year I reread Harry Potter, the Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix, and the Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. Depends on how much reading time I have though. I always read right before bed, but lately I've only been making it a couple pages before needing to fall asleep!

Which reminds me, I've also been reading "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown, and it's really good for getting me to sleep- content is decent but not terribly engaging for me.
The Roughest Mustachian on the Nicest Block: my journal
Like babies? Have kids? Want to chat about Babies and Pregnancy? Group Journal Here.

calimom

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 314
  • Location: Northern California
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2017, 08:56:26 AM »
I'm in! Started in 2016, but just finished:

1) The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

kaleidoscopicalkris

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 36
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2017, 09:23:38 AM »
I'm in! I failed miserably at this last year, but I've made some lifestyle changes that should help. My goal is 52 books this year.

1. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (19% done)

Gondolin

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 282
  • Location: Northern VA
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2017, 01:10:15 PM »
I'm going to try but, with the size of the tomes I end up reading, I'm not optimistic about my chances.

Anyway...

1) In Our Image by Stanley Karnow (finished)
2) Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by R. Hofstader (finished)
3) Tales of the Tides (6 novellas so I'm counting it as 1 book) (finished)
4) On Human Nature by X. Wilson (finished)
5) The First Tycoon by TJ Stiles
« Last Edit: March 02, 2017, 03:15:16 PM by Gondolin »
"There cannot be two skies"

HappierAtHome

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5311
  • Location: Australia
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2017, 11:53:29 PM »
I've also been reading "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown, and it's really good for getting me to sleep- content is decent but not terribly engaging for me.

I love the core principles of Essentialism, but found the book itself super repetitive and annoying to read. Which is a tad ironic when you think about it ;-)

Libertea

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 359
  • Age: 41
  • Location: USA
Re: 100 Books in 2017!
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2017, 10:54:16 AM »
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs

kaleidoscopicalkris

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 36
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2017, 11:00:12 AM »
I'm in! I failed miserably at this last year, but I've made some lifestyle changes that should help. My goal is 52 books this year.

1. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (now up to 37%!)
2. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin (21%)

I tend to be reading a fiction and a nonfiction book at the same time. Then I can alternate when I I feel like it. Posting daily seems to be the best accountability method for me.

Bracken_Joy

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 7683
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Oregon
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2017, 11:11:34 AM »
I'm in! I failed miserably at this last year, but I've made some lifestyle changes that should help. My goal is 52 books this year.

1. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (now up to 37%!)
2. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin (21%)

I tend to be reading a fiction and a nonfiction book at the same time. Then I can alternate when I I feel like it. Posting daily seems to be the best accountability method for me.

I do the same method- 1 fiction, 1 non fiction. Can't do 2 of the same type at the same time though. I just never know what'll make my brain happy though =P
The Roughest Mustachian on the Nicest Block: my journal
Like babies? Have kids? Want to chat about Babies and Pregnancy? Group Journal Here.

SeaKayEl

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 158
  • Location: Spokane, WA
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2017, 09:44:06 AM »
1. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

2. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown (17%)

GeekyGirl

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 171
  • Age: 34
  • Location: France
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2017, 10:11:33 AM »
Happy New year everyone,

I'm doing thing differently this year, the challenge is to read at least 50 books in English and 50 in French, streach goal is to have 200 combined. Thus I'll have two lists.

FR
  • Une certaine justice par P. D. James

Sassy

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 15
  • Age: 29
  • Location: Canada
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2017, 02:47:54 PM »
I am in too! I haven't started, I will try to start tonight once my daughter is in bed. It's tricky to read these days, my downtime is precious.

Dave1442397

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 330
  • Location: NJ
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2017, 03:37:08 PM »
Count me in. So far this year:

1/1/2017   Garton, Ray           Bestial
1/2/2017   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
1/2/2017   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
1/3/2017   Hagberg, David   End Game
1/3/2017   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
1/4/2017 Garfield, Brian          Tripwire
1/5/2017 Hunter, Stephen       I, Ripper (in progress)
1/5/2017 Ferriss, Tim              Tools of Titans (in progress)

« Last Edit: January 05, 2017, 03:40:13 PM by Dave1442397 »

Freshwater

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 592
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2017, 04:38:24 PM »
Count me in. So far this year:

1/1/2017   Garton, Ray           Bestial
1/2/2017   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
1/2/2017   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
1/3/2017   Hagberg, David   End Game
1/3/2017   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
1/4/2017 Garfield, Brian          Tripwire
1/5/2017 Hunter, Stephen       I, Ripper (in progress)
1/5/2017 Ferriss, Tim              Tools of Titans (in progress)

Are you a speed reader?

Freshwater

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 592
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2017, 04:46:17 PM »
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)

Peter Carey is awesome. In fact I'm in awe of all fiction writers and their abilities. They say everyone has a book inside them but mine must be very short, quite boring and probably non-fiction.

rweba

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 229
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2017, 05:10:38 PM »
1. The female brain by Louann Brizendine - Lifespan hormonal changes in women and their effects (January 1)
2. The Queen's Code by Allison Armstrong - Interesting take on gender dynamics (January 5)

Tick-Tock

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 85
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2017, 05:59:14 PM »
1.  Jojo Moyes, Paris for One & Other Stories

Dave1442397

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 330
  • Location: NJ
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2017, 06:30:14 PM »
Count me in. So far this year:

1/1/2017   Garton, Ray           Bestial
1/2/2017   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
1/2/2017   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
1/3/2017   Hagberg, David   End Game
1/3/2017   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
1/4/2017 Garfield, Brian          Tripwire
1/5/2017 Hunter, Stephen       I, Ripper (in progress)
1/5/2017 Ferriss, Tim              Tools of Titans (in progress)

Are you a speed reader?

I've always been a fast reader. My normal reading speed has been 120 pages per hour as far back as I can remember.

allsummerlong

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 571
  • Age: 38
  • Location: British Columbia, Canada
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2017, 07:32:25 PM »
1. Catch 22- Joseph Heller

2. Macbeth - Shakespeare
3. The Book Thief -Markus Zusak (currently reading)
4. Midnight's Children -Salman Rushdie (currently reading)

recklesslysober

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 334
  • Age: 29
  • Location: BC, Canada
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2017, 07:54:19 PM »
I did 55 last year and want to keep that up so I'm in!

Tick-Tock

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 85
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2017, 09:23:16 PM »
1.  Jojo Moyes, Paris for One & Other Stories

2.  Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman, I Loved Her in the Movies:  Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses

rweba

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 229
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2017, 12:23:40 PM »
1. The female brain by Louann Brizendine - Lifespan hormonal changes in women and their effects (January 1)
2. The Queen's Code by Allison Armstrong - Interesting take on gender dynamics (January 5)
3. The male brain by Louann Brizendine - Lifespan hormonal changes in men and their effects (January 6)

SAfAmBrit

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 72
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2017, 04:49:27 PM »
I would like to join. I used to read all the time but my husband loves TV so I sit and stare at it with him. Just been to Australia which = a long flight

1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini

nnls

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 745
  • Location: Perth, AU
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2017, 05:18:18 PM »
I am in. So far I have read

* The 22 day revolution - Marco Borges

Bracken_Joy

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 7683
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Oregon
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2017, 06:01:37 PM »
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 35%
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- 10%
The Roughest Mustachian on the Nicest Block: my journal
Like babies? Have kids? Want to chat about Babies and Pregnancy? Group Journal Here.

Libertea

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 359
  • Age: 41
  • Location: USA
Re: 100 Books in 2017!
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2017, 06:10:06 PM »
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March

illdothisifitkillsme

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2017, 12:50:39 AM »
Number 2 for me: The garden at Forest Hall by Susan Irvine. I have 3 books currently started, I dont know why, living on the wild side I guess.

Libertea

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 359
  • Age: 41
  • Location: USA
Re: 100 Books in 2017!
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2017, 12:18:35 PM »
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humerous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.

tortoiseshell

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 66
  • Age: 30
  • Location: Philadelphia
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2017, 07:01:42 AM »
I'm in! I'll list books as I finish:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)

Libertea

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 359
  • Age: 41
  • Location: USA
Re: 100 Books in 2017!
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2017, 09:56:25 AM »
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.

SquashingDebt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 59
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2017, 04:23:36 PM »
I'm in!  My 2017 Goodreads goal is 75 books, in which I only count new reads, not re-reads.  Maybe here I'll track everything, including the re-reads, and see what I get up to.

1. Tricky Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich
2. The Magician's Elephant - Kate DiCamillo
3. Wife for Hire - Janet Evanovich

Currently reading:

The Simple Path to Wealth - J. L. Collins
Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas

SAfAmBrit

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 72
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2017, 08:47:07 PM »
I would like to join. I used to read all the time but my husband loves TV so I sit and stare at it with him. Just been to Australia which = a long flight

1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Ralings (Bracken_Joys fault!)

SeaKayEl

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 158
  • Location: Spokane, WA
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2017, 09:20:42 PM »
1. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

2. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

3. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams

GeekyGirl

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 171
  • Age: 34
  • Location: France
Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2017, 09:30:54 AM »
I'm in! I'll list books as I finish:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)

This has been on my list since two years, how did you find it?