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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #450 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 #451 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 #452 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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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #453 on: May 08, 2017, 03:10:17 PM »
5. Quiet - by Susan Cain

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« Reply #454 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 #455 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 #456 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 #457 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 #458 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 #459 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 #460 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 #461 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 #462 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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« Reply #463 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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« Reply #464 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 #465 on: May 11, 2017, 02:50:15 PM »

Favourites are starred below.

1. Catch 22- Joseph Heller***
2. Macbeth - Shakespeare
3. The Book Thief -Markus Zusak
4. Midnight's Children -Salman Rushdie
5. Ile - Eugene O'Neill
6. The Good Earth - Pearl S Buck ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West ***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz ***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith
15. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne***
16. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest - Dan Buettner
17. Dracula - Bram Stoker

Currently Reading:

18. The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions - Rebecca Solnit

So far, I am really enjoying this thought-provoking collection of essays. I have read several of Solnit's books and really enjoy her writing style and perceptive views on our society. You may know her as the writer who first coined the term "mansplaining" in her previous collection of essays, Men Explain Things to Me.


19. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton

I am also enjoying this so far, although it is somewhat outside of my usual preferred genres. I enjoy historical fiction, which this is, but it is also much more of a murder mystery. Takes place on the west coast of NZ during the 1860s gold rush. Quite enjoyable so far. I am listening to the audiobook & the character / accent work is excellent. Should also note that it won the 2013 Booker Prize, and the author was only 28 yrs old!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #466 on: May 11, 2017, 02:53:35 PM »
21. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

I found this book very interesting, if at times repetitive. Years later, I still find myself thinking about some of his main arguments. Fascinating book.

What are your thoughts?

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #467 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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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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« Reply #469 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!
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« Reply #470 on: May 13, 2017, 08:59:25 AM »
1. How to Win Friends and Influence People, David Carnegie

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« Reply #471 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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« Reply #472 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #473 on: May 15, 2017, 01:43:29 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

25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines

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« Reply #474 on: May 15, 2017, 05:32:18 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)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
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« Reply #475 on: May 15, 2017, 09:48:36 PM »
I'm adding some comments to my list (most of these are audiobooks so I may reference the narrator):

1. Mellon: An American Life - David Cannadine [A bit dry towards the end but held my interest. Came across as an even-handed biography. The narrator was excellent.]
 
2. The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archive, Book 1 - Brandon Sanderson [Started off slowly but sticking it out paid dividends. Great book and narrator.]
 
3. Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2 - Brandon Sanderson [Fantastic book, great narrator.]

4. Napoleon Hill in His Own Voice: Rare Recordings of His Lectures - Napoleon Hill [The audio quality of these recordings is very good. It's fascinating to hear Hill in his own voice. He comes across as a bit of a huckster. As interesting as simply a snapshot in time as for the content itself.]

5. Big Sur - Jack Kerouac [Interesting and sad.]

6. Journeys Out of the Body - Robert Monroe [Although fascinated by the subject matter I couldn't make it through this book. Way too many details. Instead of an adventure it comes across as a boring science experiment.]

7. The Essence of Success - Earl Nightengale [I could listen to Earl Nightengale read the phone book. Fantastic narration as always. But the content is a bit obvious. I wouldn't buy it again.]

8. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Dr. Joseph Murphy [A classic for a reason. Great material although I think he goes too far in making the subconscious mind seem almost Godlike. The narrator is serviceable but not my favorite.]

9. The Secret of the Ages - Robert Collier [One of my favorite New Thought classics. Great stuff up until the very end, which talks about health, and how it's completely controlled by your thoughts. That's one aspect of the early New Thought works I disagree with, but everything else is great.]

10. The Science of Getting Rich - Wallace D. Wattles [Very good if you keep in mind the historic context in which it was written. It's classic New Thought. Not as dry as writing can often be from that time period. Quite readable/listenable.]

11. The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason [Brilliant. Financial wisdom wrapped in a neat story. Kids should read this in schools. Great narrator.]

12. The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of "Boxer" Enriquez, a Mexican Mob Killer - Chris Blatchford [As interesting as the title promises to be. Did not disappoint. Good narration.]

13. On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller - Richard Norton Smith

14. Inner Wisdom Volume 1 & 2 - Wayne Dyer [Excellent self-help material. Not an audio book per se, but excerpts from his live speeches mixed together which gives it a relaxed, informal tone. The man's voice is incredibly soothing.]

15. Telepsychics: Tapping Your Hidden Subconscious Powers - Dr. Joseph Murphy [Good, not great. Worth the purchase, I'm sure I'll listen to it again in the future. I like this narrator better than the one who narrates Murphy's other books.]

16. Job Free: Four Ways to Quit the Rat Race and Achieve Financial Freedom on Your Terms - Jake Desyllas [A pleasant surprise. The author didn't tell me anything I didn't already know about FI, but still presented the basics in a fresh way which kept my interest. I buy books like these just to keep the FI topic up front in my mind. The author's own narration is very good.]

17. Napoleon Hill Is on the Air!: The Five Foundations for Success - Napoleon Hill [Surprisingly good. The content is excellent and is read very well by narrators from transcripts of Hill's radio broadcasts.]
 
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 #476 on: May 16, 2017, 06:04:55 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.

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!
48. Superfreakonomics (in Spanish)
49. Think Like a Freak
50. Heartless - Marisa Meyer


I'll still be reading, of course, but I've hit my 50 and may not post everything. :)
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« Reply #477 on: May 16, 2017, 06:34:52 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
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
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« Reply #478 on: May 17, 2017, 10:35:06 AM »
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

14. A Spool of Blue Thread- 5/16/17
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« Reply #479 on: May 19, 2017, 05:17:42 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)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
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« Reply #480 on: May 21, 2017, 04:34:41 PM »
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
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #481 on: May 21, 2017, 06:09:23 PM »
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
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #482 on: May 22, 2017, 09:42:12 AM »
22. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #483 on: May 22, 2017, 07:05:46 PM »

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 ...

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.

3. Undeniable by Bill Nye - Evolution and the Science of Creation - not what I expected, interesting chapters, but somehow lacks cohesiveness. It seems like it is written for children, maybe it is a youth genre?and I didn't notice?
4. Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman - about the mysterious life of Huguette Clark an American Heiress - haven't begun reading...

5. Apple Cider Vinegar - by Paul C. Bragg - Dreadful format, but useful information. The only way to get anything out of this book is to mark the passages of interest to you. At first, it appeared to be mostly old advertising for the Bragg's brand of "mother" vinegar, but it is actually updated and has helpful references and information.
I bought it primarily, because I intend to start a regimen of taking a spoonful of the vinegar, along with some diet and exercise changes - but this book is not an easy read, it is rather helter skelter, but all in all it does have the information I was looking for.

Historical Romance Books: I struck out with all three of these ...
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 - I refuse to waste my time and finish reading this.
 


See updates above - one book remaining, then I'll start with the next batch - this time from the library:).

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #484 on: May 22, 2017, 07:07:21 PM »
21. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

I found this book very interesting, if at times repetitive. Years later, I still find myself thinking about some of his main arguments. Fascinating book.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks for the tip:) - I'll see if my library has it.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #485 on: May 23, 2017, 06:04:56 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 (50%) - Gave up on this one.
11. Maze Runner
12. The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2)
13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (5%)

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« Reply #486 on: May 23, 2017, 09:18:43 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.

15. Invention By Design: How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing, by Henry Petroski
16. Why Things Break: Understanding the World by the Way it Comes Apart, by Mark Eberhart

Enjoyed both of these books, Eberhart's writing was more fluid and engaging despite the sometimes esoteric content. Up next: continuing the Game of Thrones series, then probably a whole bunch of nonfiction from the library.
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #487 on: May 24, 2017, 06:12:10 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
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #488 on: May 25, 2017, 03:33:09 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
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines

26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #489 on: May 25, 2017, 05:58:37 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)
26. Destination Unknown (Agatha Christie)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #490 on: May 26, 2017, 10:54:52 AM »
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 (anyone interested in reducing the high homicide rates in inner cities should read this. So basically everyone.)
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
12. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin (enjoyed this one a lot. Toobin is an engaging writer who clearly did exhaustive research. Read more like a novel than a typical nonfiction account.)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #491 on: May 27, 2017, 07:58:35 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
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #492 on: May 27, 2017, 10:04:43 AM »
31.  G.M. Malliet, Death of a Cozy Writer
32.  Karen Harper, The Poyson Garden
33.  Karen Harper, The Tidal Poole
34.  Laurell K. Hamilton, Affliction
35.  David Handler, The Cold Blue Blood
36.  David Handler, The Hot Pink Farmhouse
37.  David Handler, The Bright Silver Star

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« Reply #493 on: May 27, 2017, 08:07:08 PM »
It's been fun keeping track of my reading. 150 books in 147 days, and 218 days to go. I'll post again at the end of the year.

1   01/01/17   Garton, Ray   Bestial
2   01/02/17   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
3   01/02/17   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
4   01/03/17   Hagberg, David   End Game
5   01/03/17   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
6   01/04/17   Garfield, Brian   Tripwire
7   01/06/17   Hunter, Stephen   I, Ripper
8   01/06/17   Chizmar, Richard   Darkness Whispers
9   01/07/17   Crumley, James   Dancing Bear
10   01/08/17   Rollins, James   War Hawk
11   01/10/17   Garfield, Brian   The Last Hard Men
12   01/10/17   Miller, Rex   Iceman
13   01/11/17   Wendig, Chuck   Zeroes
14   01/11/17   Wohlsdorf, Gina   Security
15   01/12/17   Abel, James   Cold Silence
16   01/14/17   Morris, Keith Lee   Travelers Rest
17   01/15/17   Burke, James Lee   The Jealous Kind
18   01/16/17   Cutter, Nick   Little Heaven
19   01/16/17   Hamilton, Steve   A Stolen Season
20   01/17/17   McDermott, Alan   Trojan
21   01/18/17   Deaver, Jeffery   The Steel Kiss
22   01/19/17   Hurwitz, Gregg   The Nowhere Man
23   01/20/17   Stewart, Chris   Driving over Lemons
24   01/21/17   Dazieri, Sandrone   Kill the Father
25   01/22/17   Garton, Ray   Lot Lizards
26   01/22/17   Moore, Jonathan   The Dark Room
27   01/23/17   Sturgeon, Theodore   I, Libertine
28   01/24/17   Kraus, Daniel   The Monster Variations
29   01/25/17   Abrahams, Tom   Spaceman
30   01/25/17   Carpenter, Stephen   Killer
31   01/26/17   Carr, Caleb   Surrender, New York
32   01/27/17   Reardon, Scott   The Prometheus Man
33   01/28/17   Hilleman, Andrew   World, Chase me Down
34   01/29/17   Whitehead, Colson   The Underground Railroad
35   01/29/17   Dorsey, Tim   Clownfish Blues
36   01/30/17   O'Brien, Tim   The Things They Carried
37   01/30/17   Gorman, Ed   Sleeping Dogs
38   01/31/17   Gorman, Ed   The Day the Music Died
39   02/01/17   Seeley, Nick   Cambodia Noir
40   02/01/17   Freed, David   Hot Start
41   02/01/17   Farnsworth, Christopher   KILLFILE
42   02/02/17   Van Lustbader, Eric   Any Minute Now
43   02/03/17   Deady, Tom   Haven
44   02/03/17   Lida, David   One Life
45   02/04/17   Ho-Kei, Chan   The Borrowed
46   02/05/17   Zander, Joakim   The Believer
47   02/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
48   02/06/17   Garton, Ray   Night Life
49   02/07/17   Hawker, LS   End of the Road
50   02/07/17   Barton, Fiona   The Widow
51   02/08/17   Clarkson, John   Bronx Requiem
52   02/09/17   Gardner, Lisa   Right Behind You
53   02/10/17   Holms, Garret   Grant of Immunity
54   02/11/17   Gorman, Ed   Wake Up, Little Susie
55   02/11/17   Eade, Kenneth   Paladine
56   02/15/17   Mark, David   Cruel Mercy
57   02/17/17   Knight, Phil   Shoe Dog
58   02/19/17   Kellerman, Jonathan   Heartbreak Hotel
59   02/20/17   Dickinson, Robert   The Tourist
60   02/21/17   Clarkson, John   Reed's Promise
61   02/22/17   L'Etoile, James   At What Cost
62   02/22/17   Asher, Neal   The Departure
63   02/23/17   Gorman, Ed   Save the Last Dance for Me
64   02/24/17   Asher, Neal   Zero Point
65   02/24/17   Gorman, Ed   Everybody's Somebody's Fool
66   02/24/17   Asher, Neal   Polity Agent
67   02/25/17   Asher, Neal   Jupiter War
68   02/27/17   Knott, Robert   Revelation
69   02/28/17   Gorman, Ed   Breaking Up is Hard to Do
70   03/04/17   Berry, Steve   The Alexandria Link
71   03/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Fools Rush In
72   03/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Ticket to Ride
73   03/07/17   Wayne, Teddy   Loner, A Novel
74   03/07/17   Gorman, Ed   Bad Moon Rising
75   03/09/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Prime
76   03/10/17   Winters, Ben H   Underground Airlines
77   03/11/17   Axat, Federico   Kill the Next One
78   03/11/17   Wilson, Carter   Revelation
79   03/11/17   Russ, Ted   Spirit Mission
80   03/12/17   Mizushima, Margaret   Stalking Ground
81   03/13/17   Mosby, Steve   The Reckoning on Cane Hill
82   03/14/17   Giambanco, Valentina   Blood and Bone
83   03/16/17   Robin, Dominguez, Tilford   Your Money or Your Life
84   03/17/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Pulse
85   03/18/17   Franklin, Tom   Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
86   03/18/17   Schulman, J. Neil   The Robert Heinlein Interview
87   03/19/17   Barry, Sebastian   Days Without End
88   03/21/17   Flynn, Vince   Order to Kill
89   03/21/17   Carpenter, Stephen   Killer In The Hills
90   03/22/17   Garfield, Brian   The Vanquished
91   03/22/17   Donovan, Jim   Take charge of your destiny
92   03/24/17   Lehane, Dennis   World Gone By
93   03/25/17   Jackson, David   A Tapping At My Door
94   03/26/17   Matheson, Richard   Button, Button
95   03/28/17   Garton, Ray   Crucifax
96   03/29/17   Nelson, John   i, Human
97   03/30/17   Parks, Brad   Say Nothing
98   03/31/17   Franze, Anthony   The Outsider
99   04/01/17   Perry, Thomas   The Old Man
100   04/02/17   Tinti, Hannah   The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
101   04/03/17   Rekulak, Jason   The Impossible Fortress
102   04/04/17   Rosenstiel, Tom   Shining City
103   04/05/17   Hosking, Jay   Three Years with the Rat
104   04/06/17   Grebe, Camilla   The Ice Beneath Her
105   04/07/17   Lebbon, Tim   Relics
106   04/08/17   Scalzi, John   The Collapsing Empire
107   04/10/17   Iles, Greg   Mississippi Blood
108   04/12/17   Cussler, Clive   The Cutthroat
109   04/13/17   Box, C.J.   Vicious Circle
110   04/15/17   Deaver, Jeffery   The Burial Hour
111   04/17/17   Meyer, Deon   The Cobra
112   04/18/17   White, Randy Wayne   Mangrove Lightning
113   04/18/17   Hunsicker, Harry   The Devil's Country
114   04/18/17   Block, Lawrence   Resume Speed
115   04/19/17   Block, Lawrence   Sinner Man
116   04/19/17   Scrivner Love, Melissa   LOLA
117   04/20/17   Alzamora, Sebastia   Blood Crime
118   04/20/17   Woods, Stuart   Fast and Loose
119   04/21/17   Mack Jones, Stephen   August Snow
120   04/22/17   Golden, Christopher   Ararat
121   04/23/17   Suarez, Daniel   Change Agent
122   04/24/17   Baldacci, David   The Fix
123   04/26/17   Parks, Brad   The Good Cop
124   04/27/17   Sandford, John   Golden Prey
125   04/29/17   Berry, Steve   The Lost Order
126   04/30/17   Hutchinson, Michael   Re: Cyclists
127   04/30/17   Osbourne, Kelly   There is no F*cking Secret
128   05/02/17   Nesbo, Jo   The Thirst
129   05/03/17   Lester, Kent   The Seventh Sun
130   05/04/17   Johnstone, William W.   Blood Valley
131   05/08/17   Kerr, Philip   Prussian Blue
132   05/10/17   Rowling, J.K.   The Casual Vacancy
133   05/11/17   Doran, Jamie   Starman
134   05/11/17   Jance, J.A.   Man Overboard
135   05/12/17   Church, James   The Gentleman from Japan
136   05/13/17   Parks, Brad   The Nightgown
137   05/14/17   Parks, Brad   Faces of the Gone
138   05/15/17   Gaiman, Neil   Norse Mythology
139   05/16/17   Segaloff, Nat   A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison
140   05/17/17   Tolkien, Simon   No Man's Land
141   05/18/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Instinct
142   05/19/17   Child, Lee   No Middle Name - Jack Reacher short stories
143   05/20/17   Turow, Scott   Testimony
144   05/21/17   King, Stephen & Chizmar, Richard   Gwendy's Button Box
145   05/22/17   Robertson, L.F.   Two Lost Boys
146   05/24/17   Nesmith, Michael   Infinite Tuesday
147   05/25/17   Child, Lincoln   Full Wolf Moon
148   05/26/17   Hamilton, Steve   Exit Strategy
149   05/26/17   Crichton, Michael   Dragon Teeth
150   05/27/17   Simone, Daniel   The Pierre Hotel Affair



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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #494 on: May 28, 2017, 06:27:50 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)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #495 on: May 29, 2017, 12:45:01 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
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Prideand Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #496 on: May 29, 2017, 05:49:35 AM »
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
I totally got a kick out of that one. :)
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #497 on: May 29, 2017, 01:18:24 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)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)


21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
I totally got a kick out of that one. :)

Yeah, it was pretty unique.  Definitely not what I expected from the first few chapters.
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #498 on: May 29, 2017, 03:30:11 PM »
(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell

(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #499 on: May 29, 2017, 10:26:47 PM »
Favourites are starred below.

1. Catch 22- Joseph Heller***
2. Macbeth - Shakespeare
3. The Book Thief -Markus Zusak
4. Midnight's Children -Salman Rushdie
5. Ile - Eugene O'Neill
6. The Good Earth - Pearl S Buck ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West ***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz ***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith
15. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne***
16. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest - Dan Buettner
17. Dracula - Bram Stoker
18. The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions - Rebecca Solnit
19. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton

Currently Reading:

20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien 

This is a re-read for me, but I am listening to an in-depth seminar podcast about it. Will only read ~1 chapter/week to keep up with seminar, so I will also pick up other books at the same time.