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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #400 on: April 27, 2017, 10:49:02 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)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17) I can't believe I haven't read this before, it's just my thing - 1930s Britain - but in a change from my usual George Orwell and the drudgery of the working classes this novel is about the silliness of the upper classes.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #401 on: April 28, 2017, 07:22:41 AM »
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #402 on: April 28, 2017, 04:15:15 PM »
1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy

There is no way I'll hit 50 this year, but I'm enjoying playing along anyway. This challenge is definitely encouraging me to read more.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #403 on: April 28, 2017, 06:01:28 PM »
An Untamed State (Gay)
Dangerous Women (Gay)
The Name of the Wind (Rothfuss)
Homegoing (Gyasi)
The Wise Man's Fear (Rothfuss)
Russian Winter (Kalotay)
Being of Power (Baptiste)
Commonwealth (Patchett)
Call the Midwife (Worth)
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Lawson)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #404 on: April 28, 2017, 06:51:05 PM »
1. Mellon: An American Life - David Cannadine
2. The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archive, Book 1 - Brandon Sanderson
3. Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2 - Brandon Sanderson
4. Napoleon Hill in His Own Voice: Rare Recordings of His Lectures - Napoleon Hill
5. Big Sur - Jack Kerouac
6. Journeys Out of the Body - Robert Monroe
7. The Essence of Success - Earl Nightengale
8. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Dr. Joseph Murphy
9. The Secret of the Ages - Robert Collier
10. The Science of Getting Rich - Wallace D. Wattles
11. The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason
12. The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of "Boxer" Enriquez, a Mexican Mob Killer - Chris Blatchford
13. On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller - Richard Norton Smith
14. Inner Wisdom Volume 1 & 2 - Wayne Dyer
15. Telepsychics: Tapping Your Hidden Subconscious Powers - Dr. Joseph Murphy
16. Job Free: Four Ways to Quit the Rat Race and Achieve Financial Freedom on Your Terms - Jake Desyllas
17. Napoleon Hill Is on the Air!: The Five Foundations for Success - Napoleon Hill
18. Dark Union: The Secret Web of Profiteers, Politicians, and Booth Conspirators That Led to Lincoln's Death - Leonard F. Guttridge, Ray A. Neff
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #405 on: April 28, 2017, 06:51:49 PM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2)
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #406 on: April 29, 2017, 08:56:01 AM »
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
4. Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
5. Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
6. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
7. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip & Dan Heath
8. The Scavenger's Manifesto: A Guide to freeing yourself from the endless cycle of buying more and more new (though not necessarily improved) stuff, and discovering how salvaging, swapping, repurposing, reusing, and recycling can save the Earth, your money, and your soul by Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson (re-read).
9. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
10. The Gender Secret by Bella Forrest
11. The Gender Lie by Bella Forrest
12. 1984 by George Orwell
13. Jack Reacher's Rules by Lee Child
14. The Gender War by Bella Forrest
15. Personal by Lee Child
16. Make Me by Lee Child
17. The Deep Blue Goodbye by John D. MacDonald

18. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #407 on: April 29, 2017, 10:07:22 AM »
I use the Goodreads website to track my reading.  So far this year:  (Obviously, I need more hobbies.)

The Widow's House   Carol Goodman
The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant, #3)   Josephine Tey
Blacklight Blue (Enzo Files, #3)   Peter  May
Miss Pym Disposes   Josephine Tey
A French Country Murder   Peter Steiner
Murder on the Serpentine (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, #32)   Anne Perry
Animal Farm   George Orwell
The Nest   Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose weight fast and reprogramme your body   Michael Mosley
The Low-Carb Diabetes Solution Cookbook: Prevent and Heal Type 2 Diabetes with 200 Ultra Low-Carb Recipes   Dana Carpender
The Inheritance (Charles Lenox Mysteries #10)   Charles Finch
Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies   Toby Smithson
Oath of the Renunciates (Darkover #10/13)   Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)   Lev Grossman
The Magician King (The Magicians, #2)   Lev Grossman
Excalibur (The Warlord Chronicles, #3)   Bernard Cornwell
Entry Island   Peter  May
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)   Lev Grossman
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus   Matt Taibbi
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness   Susannah Cahalan
Enemy of God (The Warlord Chronicles, #2)   Bernard Cornwell
Coffin Road   Peter  May
A Stir of Echoes   Richard Matheson
Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon   Lisa Goldstein
Runaway     Peter May
Revenge in a Cold River (William Monk, #22)   Anne Perry
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)   Maggie Stiefvater
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)   Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)   Maggie Stiefvater
The Boston Stranglers   Susan Kelly
Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food   Megan Kimble
Mindhunter   John E. Douglas
Mommy's Little Girl   Diane Fanning
The Immaculate Deception (Jonathan Argyll, #7)   Iain Pears
Time to Depart (Marcus Didius Falco, #7)   Lindsey Davis
Poseidon's Gold (Marcus Didius Falco, #5)   Lindsey Davis
The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors   Dan Jones
Crosstalk   Connie Willis
When the Devil Holds the Candle (Inspector Konrad Sejer, #4)   Karin Fossum
The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime   Judith Flanders
The Winter King (The Warlord Chronicles, #1)   Bernard Cornwell
The Critic (Enzo Files, #2)   Peter  May
Outbreak! Plagues That Changed History   Bryn Barnard
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History   John M. Barry
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic   David Quammen
Tomatoes: A Gardener's Guide   Simon Hart
Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives   Evelyn J. Hadden
Ebola: Story of an Outbreak   Laurie Garrett
Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest   Sandi Doughton
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #408 on: April 29, 2017, 10:25:24 AM »
My list so far:

1.   Flashman and the Angel of the Lord – George MacDonald Fraser
2.   Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
3.   Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health – B.K.S. Iyengar
4.   Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
5.   Second Nature – Michael Pollan
6.   Wild Fermentation – Sandor Katz
7.   It Can’t Happen Here – Sinclair Lewis
8.   Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
9.   The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
10.   In the Garden of Beasts – Erik Larsen (ugh, hated)
11.   Independent People – Haldor Laxness
12.   Traveling to Work:  Diaries – Michael Palin
13.   The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
14.   Moonglow – Michael Chabon
15.   Evicted – Matthew Desmond
16.   Making It – Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen
17.   In Other Words – Jhumpa Lahiri
18.   Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
19.   Avid Reader – Robert Gottlieb
20.   The Argonauts – Maggie Nelson


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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #409 on: April 29, 2017, 10:22:08 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)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #410 on: May 01, 2017, 07:11:59 AM »

1. The Churchhill Factor, Boris Johnson
2. Building Wealth One House at a Time, John Schaub
3. Shoe Dog, Phil Knight
4. Gospel, JD Greer
5. Trayvane, Robert Ludlum
6. Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek
7. Essentialism (for the 3rd time), Greg McKeown
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
9. The Girl on The Train
10. The 4 Hour Body (40%)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #411 on: May 01, 2017, 09:23:01 PM »
1. A Kiss of Shadows By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2. A Caress of Twilight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
3. The Prisoner of Zenda By Hope, Anthony (audiobook)
4. Pukka's Promise - The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs By Kerasote, Ted
5. The Broken Kingdoms By Jemisin, N. K.
6. The Golem's Eye By Stroud, Jonathan
7. The House of Mirth By Wharton, Edith (audiobook)
8. Babylon's Ashes By Corey, James S. A.
9. Seduced by Moonlight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
10. Treasure Island By Stevenson By Robert Louis (audiobook)
11. Vagabonding - An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel By Rolf Potts
12. The Kingdom of Gods By Jemisin, N. K.
13. Ptolemy's Gate By Stroud, Jonathan (audiobook)
14. Crucible of Gold By Novik, Naomi
15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain (audiobook)
16. Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Lamott, Anne
17. A Dog's Purpose - a Novel for Humans By Cameron, W. Bruce
18. The Time Traveler's Wife By Niffenegger, Audrey (audiobook)
19. How to Solar Power your Home - Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply By Maeda, Martha
20. Everest to Arabia - The Making of An Adventuresome Life By Clarke, Jamie
21. Wool By Howey, Hugh
22. Millionaire Teacher - The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School By Hallam, Andrew
23. Seveneves By Stephenson, Neal
24. Forty Chances: Finding Hope in A Hungry World By Buffett, Howard G.
25. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin (audiobook)
26. A Stroke of Midnight By Hamilton, Laurell K.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #412 on: May 02, 2017, 05:10:51 AM »
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #413 on: May 02, 2017, 06:24:00 AM »
1. A Kiss of Shadows By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2. A Caress of Twilight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
3. The Prisoner of Zenda By Hope, Anthony (audiobook)
4. Pukka's Promise - The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs By Kerasote, Ted
5. The Broken Kingdoms By Jemisin, N. K.
6. The Golem's Eye By Stroud, Jonathan
7. The House of Mirth By Wharton, Edith (audiobook)
8. Babylon's Ashes By Corey, James S. A.
9. Seduced by Moonlight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
10. Treasure Island By Stevenson By Robert Louis (audiobook)
11. Vagabonding - An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel By Rolf Potts
12. The Kingdom of Gods By Jemisin, N. K.
13. Ptolemy's Gate By Stroud, Jonathan (audiobook)
14. Crucible of Gold By Novik, Naomi
15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain (audiobook)
16. Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Lamott, Anne
17. A Dog's Purpose - a Novel for Humans By Cameron, W. Bruce
18. The Time Traveler's Wife By Niffenegger, Audrey (audiobook)
19. How to Solar Power your Home - Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply By Maeda, Martha
20. Everest to Arabia - The Making of An Adventuresome Life By Clarke, Jamie
21. Wool By Howey, Hugh
22. Millionaire Teacher - The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School By Hallam, Andrew
23. Seveneves By Stephenson, Neal
24. Forty Chances: Finding Hope in A Hungry World By Buffett, Howard G.
25. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin (audiobook)
26. A Stroke of Midnight By Hamilton, Laurell K.


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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #414 on: May 02, 2017, 05:49:15 PM »
PopSugar 2017 Challenge:.
1. A book with a subtitle: Waiting:  The True Confessions of a Waitress (Debra Ginsberg)
2. A book that's more than 800 pages: A Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
3. The first book in a series you haven't read before: A Darker Shade of Magic (Victoria Schwab)
4. A book with an unreliable narrator: The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
5. A book with an eccentric character: Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
6. A book with a cat on the cover: Dr. Sleep   (Stephen King)
7. An audiobook: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Charles Duhigg)
8. A bestseller from 2016: A Gathering of Shadows (Victoria Schwab)
9. A book based on mythology: American Gods (Neil Gaimen)
10. A book that's published in 2017: A Conjuring of Light (Victoria Schwab)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #415 on: May 02, 2017, 07:58:41 PM »
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #416 on: May 03, 2017, 05:58:08 AM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #417 on: May 04, 2017, 08:57:39 AM »
1. A Kiss of Shadows By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2. A Caress of Twilight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
3. The Prisoner of Zenda By Hope, Anthony (audiobook)
4. Pukka's Promise - The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs By Kerasote, Ted
5. The Broken Kingdoms By Jemisin, N. K.
6. The Golem's Eye By Stroud, Jonathan
7. The House of Mirth By Wharton, Edith (audiobook)
8. Babylon's Ashes By Corey, James S. A.
9. Seduced by Moonlight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
10. Treasure Island By Stevenson By Robert Louis (audiobook)
11. Vagabonding - An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel By Rolf Potts
12. The Kingdom of Gods By Jemisin, N. K.
13. Ptolemy's Gate By Stroud, Jonathan (audiobook)
14. Crucible of Gold By Novik, Naomi
15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain (audiobook)
16. Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Lamott, Anne
17. A Dog's Purpose - a Novel for Humans By Cameron, W. Bruce
18. The Time Traveler's Wife By Niffenegger, Audrey (audiobook)
19. How to Solar Power your Home - Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply By Maeda, Martha
20. Everest to Arabia - The Making of An Adventuresome Life By Clarke, Jamie
21. Wool By Howey, Hugh
22. Millionaire Teacher - The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School By Hallam, Andrew
23. Seveneves By Stephenson, Neal
24. Forty Chances: Finding Hope in A Hungry World By Buffett, Howard G.
25. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin (audiobook)
26. A Stroke of Midnight By Hamilton, Laurell K.


Have to ask... what did you think of Wool?

I REALLY liked it! By the end I couldn't put it down. Reading Shift at the moment.

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« Reply #418 on: May 04, 2017, 06:05:39 PM »
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
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« Reply #419 on: May 04, 2017, 06:29:59 PM »
21. Wool By Howey, Hugh
22. Millionaire Teacher - The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School By Hallam, Andrew
23. Seveneves By Stephenson, Neal
24. Forty Chances: Finding Hope in A Hungry World By Buffett, Howard G.
25. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin (audiobook)
26. A Stroke of Midnight By Hamilton, Laurell K.[/b]

Have to ask... what did you think of Wool?

I REALLY liked it! By the end I couldn't put it down. Reading Shift at the moment.

I read these lists to get  ideas for my next book.  I wish more people commented on which books they really liked or disliked.  Thanks for you comment on Wool.  By the way I was really disappointed with Seveneves.  I did not like the way it ended, what a cop out.

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« Reply #420 on: May 06, 2017, 01:31:09 PM »
1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #421 on: May 06, 2017, 03:41:39 PM »
I'm in, I expect I'll get past 100 for the year, lots of downtime at work.

1. When nobody was watching: my hard-fought journey to the top of the soccer world - Carli Llyod
2. Solo, A Memoir of Hope - Hope Solo
3. The Alchemist - Paul Coelho
4. Go Set a Watchmen - Harper Lee
5. Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs
6. Closer to Home - Rachel Spangler
7. Scrappy Little Nobody - Anna Kendrick
8. Mine - Georgia Beers
9. Perfect Pairing - Rachel Spangler
10. Solve for i - A E Dooland
11. An infatuation - Jennifer Lyndon
12. The Gender Game - Bella Forrest
13. Chef's special - Susan x Meagher
14. Born out of Wedlock - Lynn Gardner
15. Tell me again how a crush should feel - Sara Farizan
16. Main Dish - J.A. Armstrong
17. No Strings attached - Harper Bliss
18. Talking as fast as I can - Lauren Graham
19. We Should all be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
20. The Magnolia Story - Chip & Johanna Gaines
21. Wonder Woman - A celebration of 75 years



Reading:
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


TBR:
 The Chemist - Stephanie Meyer
 The Boy is Back - Meg Cabot
 My Not so Perfect Life  - Sophie Kinsella
 Echoes in Death - JD Robb
 Ink and Bone - Rachel Caine
 Miranda and Caliban - Jacqueline Carey
 Crimson Death - Laurell K. Hamilton
 Between the world and me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
 Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness: the Nicci Chronicles - Terry Goodkind
 Someday, Someday, Maybe - Lauren Graham
 A vision of fire - Gillian Anderson

22. Heart to Heart - Layce Gardner
23-32. Anne of Green Gables collection - LM Montgomery - missing 2 books which I didn't hunt up in preparation for the new Netflix "modernization"

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« Reply #422 on: May 06, 2017, 05:04:45 PM »
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

Updating with a hefty list, sorry I've been so busy I haven't been back to check in! Here we go:

2. Do-It-Yourself Hedge Funds, by Wayne P. Weddington III
3. The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley
4. The Investor’s Manifesto, by William J. Bernstein
5. The Affluent Investor, by Phil DeMuth, Ph.D.
6. An Embarrassment of Riches, by Alexander Green
7. Wealth Secrets of the Affluent: Keys to Fortune Building and Asset Protection, by Christopher Jarvis and David Mandell
8. Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design, by Norman K. Booth (read it cover to cover while preparing for a test, that counts right?!)
9. In The Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall, by Dan Snow
10. The Art and Craft of Stonework, by David Reed
11. The Complete Tightwad Gazette, by Amy Dacyczyn

Working on Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. Will check in when that's done. Also queued up - A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin), Zero to One (Peter Thiel), and a few others I have checked out of the library at the moment.

Happy page turning, all!

12. Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins
13. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel
14. A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin (now I see what all the hype was about!)

Working on getting through some miscellaneous nonfiction I have out from the library before the rest of the GoT series draws me in.
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« Reply #423 on: May 06, 2017, 06:17:30 PM »

1. The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
20. Embroideries (Marjane Satrapi)
21. I Was the Cat (Tobin & Dewey)
22. Vacationers (Emma Straub)
23. Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)
24. Weetsie Bat (Francesca Lia Block)

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« Reply #424 on: May 07, 2017, 01:14:07 AM »
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy

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« Reply #425 on: May 07, 2017, 07:54:55 AM »
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success [hated-- it's obvious and repetitive]
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks [hated -- lots of long-winded fluff only to get to the pount in about two pages at the end]
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food [hated -- not only is this repetitive within itself, it takes entire sections from her other book(s)]
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom [hated -- not enough science; not consistent; very bad writing; pushy, rude, and condescending; information could fit on one page]
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis [hated -- awful stereotypes and an ending about as satisfying as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull]
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
42. The Miracle Morning -- hated  A HUGE and offensive* waste of time. I've been interested in adding meditation to my routine and this was recommended. It mentions meditation, but mostly it's a long, repetitive, poorly written, offensive sales pitch. I haven't been commenting on my books, but I don't want anyone to read this list and think, "Hey, that looks interesting." I'll add some more comments above for books I hated.

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« Reply #426 on: May 07, 2017, 09:37:45 AM »
26.  Shelley Gray, Secrets of Sloane House
27.  Julia Quinn, The Bridgertons:  Happily Ever After
28.  Wally Lamb, Wishin' and Hopin'
29.  Karen Harper, The Twylight Tower
30.  Terri Dulong, Postcards from Cedar Key

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« Reply #427 on: May 07, 2017, 01:20:02 PM »
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
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« Reply #428 on: May 07, 2017, 08:26:39 PM »


1. The Box by Marc Levinson- 1/15/17
2. The Theft by Swords by Michael J Sullivan- 1/19/17
3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell- 1/25/17
4. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson- 1/25/17
5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed- 1/27/17
6. Means of Ascent by Robert Caro- 2-8-17
7. Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes- 2-10-17
8. Everybody Behaves Badly- 2/12/17
9. A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan- 2/16/17
10. Linchpin by Seth Godin- 2/16/17
11. No Man's Land by Aasif Mandvi- I think 2/17/17?
12. Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg

13. Night Bird by Freeman -2/23/17
14. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly- 2/25/17
15. Gunmetal Gray by Mark Grealey- 2/28/17

Tribes by Seth Godin-3/1/17
The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons- 3/7/17
When the borough breaks- 03/15/17
Declutter your mind- 03/16/17
Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor- 3/18/17
Superforecasters 3/21/17
The tipping point by Malcom gladwell 3/22/17
The Dictator's Handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita- 3/29/17
How make a good brain great-4/8/17
Traitor Baru Cormorant - 4/10/17
The ultramind solution by Dr Mark hyman- 4/13/17
The wright Brothers by David McCullough - 04/17/17
Happy city by Charles Montgomery - 04/18/17
Nudges by Richard thaler 04/18/17
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, PHD- 04/20/17
Night school by Lee Child 04/20/17
New confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins 04/23/17
An accidental death 04/25/17
Playing for pizza by John Grisham 04/26/17
The Queens poisoner 04/28/17
36. A Criminal Defense by William Myers Jr- 05/01/17

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #429 on: May 08, 2017, 06:26:06 AM »
21. Wool By Howey, Hugh
22. Millionaire Teacher - The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School By Hallam, Andrew
23. Seveneves By Stephenson, Neal
24. Forty Chances: Finding Hope in A Hungry World By Buffett, Howard G.
25. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin (audiobook)
26. A Stroke of Midnight By Hamilton, Laurell K.[/b]

Have to ask... what did you think of Wool?

I REALLY liked it! By the end I couldn't put it down. Reading Shift at the moment.

I read these lists to get  ideas for my next book.  I wish more people commented on which books they really liked or disliked.  Thanks for you comment on Wool.  By the way I was really disappointed with Seveneves.  I did not like the way it ended, what a cop out.


I agree. I sometimes go through this and try to check out the synopses of interesting looking titles on Goodreads, but I would love to see more recommendations too. Perhaps I'll go back and add some reviews to my list.

If you're looking for something good and like fiction, I have to recommend The Prestige. I haven't stopped thinking about this book since I read it.

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« Reply #430 on: May 08, 2017, 07:16:12 AM »
Good to know. I put myself on the waiting list for The Prestige at the library a few weeks ago. :)
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« Reply #431 on: May 08, 2017, 02:05:48 PM »
21. Wool By Howey, Hugh
22. Millionaire Teacher - The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School By Hallam, Andrew
23. Seveneves By Stephenson, Neal
24. Forty Chances: Finding Hope in A Hungry World By Buffett, Howard G.
25. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin (audiobook)
26. A Stroke of Midnight By Hamilton, Laurell K.[/b]

Have to ask... what did you think of Wool?

I REALLY liked it! By the end I couldn't put it down. Reading Shift at the moment.

I read these lists to get  ideas for my next book.  I wish more people commented on which books they really liked or disliked.  Thanks for you comment on Wool.  By the way I was really disappointed with Seveneves.  I did not like the way it ended, what a cop out.


I read these list to get ideas too. If something catches my eye I'll go to goodreads to find out more info and see the reviews, but from the start I am judging a book by the title alone. There are a couple other book related threads with more info.

I liked Seveneves quite a bit, but I agree the ending left a lot to be desired.

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« Reply #432 on: May 08, 2017, 03:10:17 PM »
5. Quiet - by Susan Cain

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« Reply #433 on: May 08, 2017, 04:27:38 PM »
Ditto - I come here for inspiration for new books to read. I definitely read over 50 books a year, but never seem to manage to keep up with posting about my current reads.

So here we go with one I found a truly riveting read.

1. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

A tale focused on two women on a tobacco plantation in Virginia, slavery and white indentured servitude, 1790 to 1810. Family secrets, loyalty, love, hate, rape, missed opportunities, murder, dashed hopes, choices and their consequences. A wild ride of melodramatic twists and turns, a real page turner. In my eyes a literary master piece ...

I picked this book up on a whim, not my usual fare, but it turned out to be a great read. Will search for the author's second book, "Glory over Everything" at the library.

2. The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton

If you like fast paced thrillers you will love this one.  It's the usual fare, tough language and a slightly improbable, but fun, imaginative plot. Tight read, but a bit too violent for my taste - regardless, edgy crime noir and a fun read. I'll see if my library has any of his other books.

Next on my reading list...
3. Undeniable by Bill Nye - Evolution and the Science of Creation
4. Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman - about the mysterious life of Huguette Clark an American Heiress
5. Apple Cider Vinegar - by Paul C. Bragg

Historical Romance Books:
6. Hard-Headed Highlander by Julia London - Dragging on - repetitive -  wish I hadn't spent my time and money on this book. Note to Self - no more Julia London books.
7.The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki
Only mildly entertaining to read - too long and too repetitive - a good editor could have turned this one into a tight, crisp, flowing read. I will avoid this author in the future.

8. Immortal Unchained by Lyndsay Sands - Next on my reading list - Fantasy-Romance.
 

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« Reply #434 on: May 08, 2017, 07:08:27 PM »
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 50%
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- 1/9/17
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- 1/16/17
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -2/6/17
6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- 2/8/17
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- 2/24/17
8. Geography of Bliss- 3/8/17
9. The Girl on the Train- 3/15/17
10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince- 3/26/17
11. The Art of Happiness- 59%
12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- 4/24/17
13. Yes Please- Amy Poehler - 5/8/17
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« Reply #435 on: May 09, 2017, 03:59:10 AM »
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success [hated-- it's obvious and repetitive]
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks [hated -- lots of long-winded fluff only to get to the pount in about two pages at the end]
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food [hated -- not only is this repetitive within itself, it takes entire sections from her other book(s)]
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom [hated -- not enough science; not consistent; very bad writing; pushy, rude, and condescending; information could fit on one page]
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis [hated -- awful stereotypes and an ending about as satisfying as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull]
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
42. The Miracle Morning -- hated  A HUGE and offensive* waste of time. I've been interested in adding meditation to my routine and this was recommended. It mentions meditation, but mostly it's a long, repetitive, poorly written, offensive sales pitch. I haven't been commenting on my books, but I don't want anyone to read this list and think, "Hey, that looks interesting." I'll add some more comments above for books I hated.

This week my students are turning in short stories, so I probably won't get much book reading in.
43. Meditation: A Beginner's guide Not enough info
44. The Fibro Fix Nothing new, though it helped confirm Fibro is probably the right diagnosis
45. Man in the High Castle
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #436 on: May 09, 2017, 07:00:39 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8. She was apparently slated to only write 9 and then it got bumped to 13, and boy does it show).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fanny. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Read the first book in the series last year and felt compelled to finish it. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).

Currently reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriaty and Ruth's People by Donald McCaig. I'll reserve judgment on Big Little Lies since I'm only halfway through. I'll finish Ruth's People tonight. Remind me not to read Donald McCaig again. I'm a huge Gone With the Wind fan and this is one his "sequels." Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it. It's like every time there's going to be a death or something else major, he just glosses right over it with a sentence. I'm often left having to go back and reread to find out what actually happened.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #437 on: May 09, 2017, 09:39:58 AM »
21. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #438 on: May 09, 2017, 09:46:57 AM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #439 on: May 10, 2017, 02:18:59 PM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni

24. Open Season by Linda Howard

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #440 on: May 10, 2017, 05:07:33 PM »
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success [hated-- it's obvious and repetitive]
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks [hated -- lots of long-winded fluff only to get to the pount in about two pages at the end]
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food [hated -- not only is this repetitive within itself, it takes entire sections from her other book(s)]
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom [hated -- not enough science; not consistent; very bad writing; pushy, rude, and condescending; information could fit on one page]
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis [hated -- awful stereotypes and an ending about as satisfying as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull]
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
42. The Miracle Morning -- hated  A HUGE and offensive* waste of time. I've been interested in adding meditation to my routine and this was recommended. It mentions meditation, but mostly it's a long, repetitive, poorly written, offensive sales pitch. I haven't been commenting on my books, but I don't want anyone to read this list and think, "Hey, that looks interesting." I'll add some more comments above for books I hated.

This week my students are turning in short stories, so I probably won't get much book reading in.
43. Meditation: A Beginner's guide Not enough info
44. The Fibro Fix Nothing new, though it helped confirm Fibro is probably the right diagnosis
45. Man in the High Castle
46. The Doors of Perception -- Huxley
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #441 on: May 10, 2017, 09:44:29 PM »
1. The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
20. Embroideries (Marjane Satrapi)
21. I Was the Cat (Tobin & Dewey)
22. Vacationers (Emma Straub)
23. Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)
24. Weetsie Bat (Francesca Lia Block)
25. And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #442 on: May 10, 2017, 09:55:49 PM »
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory
4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
5. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
6. Cold Days by Jim Butcher
7. Skin Game by Jim Butcher
8. Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher
9. Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher

10. Captain's Fury by Jim Butcher
11. Princeps' Fury by Jim Butcher
12. First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher
13. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
14. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
15. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
16. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #443 on: May 11, 2017, 09:19:29 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1)
(I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8. She was apparently slated to only write 9 and then it got bumped to 13, and boy does it show).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fanny. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3)
(LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1)
(Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
(Another highly recommend. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2)
(Do not recommend. Read the first book in the series last year and felt compelled to finish it. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
(Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Remind me not to read Donald McCaig again. I'm a huge Gone With the Wind fan and this is one his "sequels." Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it.

Currently reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriaty.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #444 on: May 11, 2017, 07:25:08 PM »
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory
4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
5. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
6. Cold Days by Jim Butcher
7. Skin Game by Jim Butcher
8. Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher
9. Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher
10. Captain's Fury by Jim Butcher
11. Princeps' Fury by Jim Butcher
12. First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher
13. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (highly recommended)
14. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
15. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
16. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

17. Australian Fruit and Vegetable Gardening by Clive Beazley
18. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #445 on: May 12, 2017, 06:51:01 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fanny. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Remind me not to read Donald McCaig again. I'm a huge Gone With the Wind fan and this is one his "sequels." Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it.
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #446 on: May 12, 2017, 05:39:42 PM »
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success [hated-- it's obvious and repetitive]
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks [hated -- lots of long-winded fluff only to get to the pount in about two pages at the end]
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food [hated -- not only is this repetitive within itself, it takes entire sections from her other book(s)]
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom [hated -- not enough science; not consistent; very bad writing; pushy, rude, and condescending; information could fit on one page]
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis [hated -- awful stereotypes and an ending about as satisfying as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull]
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
42. The Miracle Morning -- hated  A HUGE and offensive* waste of time. I've been interested in adding meditation to my routine and this was recommended. It mentions meditation, but mostly it's a long, repetitive, poorly written, offensive sales pitch. I haven't been commenting on my books, but I don't want anyone to read this list and think, "Hey, that looks interesting." I'll add some more comments above for books I hated.

This week my students are turning in short stories, so I probably won't get much book reading in.
43. Meditation: A Beginner's guide Not enough info
44. The Fibro Fix Nothing new, though it helped confirm Fibro is probably the right diagnosis
45. Man in the High Castle
46. The Doors of Perception -- Huxley
47. Proust and the Squid -- Fascinating!
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/preparing-for-forced-early-retirement-due-to-disability/

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #447 on: May 13, 2017, 08:59:25 AM »
1. How to Win Friends and Influence People, David Carnegie

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #448 on: May 13, 2017, 11:37:46 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fanny. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it.
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #449 on: May 13, 2017, 06:18:08 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
4. Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
5. Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
6. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
7. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip & Dan Heath
8. The Scavenger's Manifesto: A Guide to freeing yourself from the endless cycle of buying more and more new (though not necessarily improved) stuff, and discovering how salvaging, swapping, repurposing, reusing, and recycling can save the Earth, your money, and your soul by Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson (re-read).
9. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
10. The Gender Secret by Bella Forrest
11. The Gender Lie by Bella Forrest
12. 1984 by George Orwell
13. Jack Reacher's Rules by Lee Child
14. The Gender War by Bella Forrest
15. Personal by Lee Child
16. Make Me by Lee Child
17. The Deep Blue Goodbye by John D. MacDonald
18. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

19. Authority by Jeff VanderMeer