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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #650 on: September 01, 2017, 11:39:35 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
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
24) Ready, set, green - 8 weeks to modern eco living - Graham Hill/Meagan O'Neill
25) OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH by Edward Humes
26) No impact man - Colin Beavan
27) Don't Go - Lisa Scottoline
28) Zero Waste Home - Bea Johnson
29) all you need is less - Madeleine Somerville

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #651 on: September 05, 2017, 02:30:15 PM »
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)

44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #652 on: September 08, 2017, 12:03:35 PM »
For my fellow lovers of book lists..... This is a good one!

http://www.listchallenges.com/300-books-everyone-should-read-at-least-once

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #653 on: September 08, 2017, 01:55:32 PM »
For my fellow lovers of book lists..... This is a good one!

http://www.listchallenges.com/300-books-everyone-should-read-at-least-once

I'm at 89 on this list, currently reading what will be #90. I have probably 150 more books from this list on my "to read" list. It is a good list!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #654 on: September 09, 2017, 07:07:29 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
14. A Spool of Blue Thread- 5/16/17
15. Present over perfect - gave up 5/28/17 about 50% of the way through, it turned SUPER religious
16. SPIN Selling- 6/1/17
17. Million Dollar Launch by Alan Weiss- 6/10/17
18. Off the Page- Jodi Picoult- 6/21/17
19. Interpreter of Maladies - 50% (due at library, wasn't eligible for renewal. Good book though)
20. The Gifts of Vulnerability- 7/10/17
21. It Starts with the Egg- 7/19/17
22. The Golden Compass- 7/30/17
23. The Subtle Knife- 8/4/17
24. Call the Midwife- 8/12/17
25. The Amber Spyglass- 30% (reading through with DH aloud, slow going)
26. The Egg & I- 8/20/17
27. The Lies of Locke Lamora- 9/7/17

28. Red Seas Under Red Skies- 5%
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #655 on: September 10, 2017, 02:48:43 PM »
Favourites are starred below.

1. Catch 22- Joseph Heller***
2. Macbeth - Shakespeare (re-read)
3. The Book Thief -Markus Zusak (re-read)
4. Midnight's Children -Salman Rushdie
5. Ile - Eugene O'Neill
6. The Good Earth - Pearl S Buck (audiobook) ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West (audiobook)***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz (audiobook)***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow (audiobook) ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel (audiobook)
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith (audiobook)
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 (audiobook)***
20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
21. The Circle - Dave Eggers (audiobook)
22. The Two Towers -JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
23. We - Yevgeny Zamyatin
24. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (re-read) ***
25. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
26. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe (audiobook)
27. The Road - Cormac McCarthy (audiobook)***

28. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (audiobook)
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (audiobook)
30. Oscar & Lucinda - Peter Carey

Really enjoying audiobooks this year. I get them from my library and listen to them when I am driving or at home cooking / puttering around.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #656 on: September 10, 2017, 02:53:14 PM »
For my fellow lovers of book lists..... This is a good one!

http://www.listchallenges.com/300-books-everyone-should-read-at-least-once

I'm at 89 on this list, currently reading what will be #90. I have probably 150 more books from this list on my "to read" list. It is a good list!

Nice!

I am at 143/300.... I've been trying to read more classics for several years now & try to check a couple off each year. My "to read" list just keeps getting longer & longer ;)

What did you think of Middlemarch? I have it sitting in my "to read next" pile.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #657 on: September 10, 2017, 05:56:14 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 Fannie. 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!?)
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.)
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 
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)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
62. A Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)

Thanks for that great 300 book list! Glad you shared that one. I've sadly only read 72 on the list, but a number of book where on my list for next year.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #658 on: September 10, 2017, 07:36:02 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)
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)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17)
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17)
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17)
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (12/8/17)
20. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (15/8/17)
21. Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning (19/8/17)
22. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey (26/8/17)

23. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (11/9/17) Don't pick a 544 pager in 19th century English when you're doing a challenge! I enjoyed it for the well drawn characters, shit ending tho.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #659 on: September 11, 2017, 12:14:04 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
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney

38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #660 on: September 11, 2017, 07:10:41 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
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
24) Ready, set, green - 8 weeks to modern eco living - Graham Hill/Meagan O'Neill
25) OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH by Edward Humes
26) No impact man - Colin Beavan
27) Don't Go - Lisa Scottoline
28) Zero Waste Home - Bea Johnson
29) all you need is less - Madeleine Somerville
30) Lucky You - Erika Carter
31) Plastic Free - Beth Terry

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #661 on: September 12, 2017, 10:07:49 AM »
Don't pick a 544 pager in 19th century English when you're doing a challenge! I enjoyed it for the well drawn characters, shit ending tho.

Isn't that the truth...I have read Middlemarch, Madame Bovary, and The Woman in White this year. Not the quickest reads for the challenge! I have The Mill on the Floss on my "to read" list also.

1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)

48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #662 on: September 12, 2017, 12:43:01 PM »
The Box by Marc Levinson- Finished 1/15/17
The theft of swords
Outliers by Malcom gladwell-01/25/17
Elantris by  Brandon Sanderson - 1/25/17
Wild by Cheryl strayed- 01/27/17
Means of Ascent by Robert Caro- Finished 02/08/17
Merchants of Doubt by Naomi oreskes- 2/10/17
Everybody Behaves Badly- 2/12/17
A memory of light by Robert Jordan 2/16/17
Linchpin by Seth Godin -  finished 2/16/17
No lands man-2/17/17
Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg- 2/19/17
Night Bird by Freeman- 2/23/17
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Bauby- Finished 2/25/17
Gunmetal gray by Mark grealey- 2/27/17
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
Queens poisoner 04/28/17
A Criminal Defense by William Myers Jr- 05/01/17
Drive by Pink- 05/10/17
When Breath Becomes Air- 5/14/17
Crucial Conversations 05/15/17
Dune by Frank Herbert 05/15/17
Quiet by Susan Cain- Finished 05/17/17
Payoff by Dan Arriely- 05/21/17
In Farleigh Field- 05/22/17
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell- 05/22/17
Morning Star by Pierce Brown- 05/23/17
The vegetarian by han Kang 06/04/17
Closed and common orbit 06/08/17
Eveyln Marsh by Clemens- 06/12/17
A more beautiful question by Warren berger 06/16/17
Carrie by Stephen King- 06/22/17
Untethered soul
No Middle Name by Lee Child 07/01/17
Shining city 07/02/17
Blood test by Kellerman 07/04/17
Sunset Express by Robert Crais 07/05/17
Camino Island by John Grisham- 07/14/17
Ambassador’s Wife by Jake Needham- 07/15/17
Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain- 07/18/17
Bossypants by Tina Fey- 07/20/17
Champion’s Mind by Jim Afremow- 07/23/17
The life you can save by Peter singer- 07/24/17
Escape velocity by Susan Wolfe- 07/25/17
The professionals
Over the edge Kellerman
Ghostland
Inferno 08/07/17
The Martian 08/09/17
Silent partner 08/12/17
Last night at the lobster 08/13/17
Tribe
Road to Sparta
Lamb by Christopher Moore
Neon Lawyer
Grit
What the Dog Saw
The Last Detective by Robert Crais- 09/01/17
Waiter to the Rich and Shameless- 09/02/17
In the blood by Lisa Unger 09/05/17
Time Bomb by Kellerman 09/08/17
80. Struck by Lightning- 09/11/17

New goal is 100 books for the year

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #663 on: September 12, 2017, 06:58:48 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)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
24. A Better World by Marcus Sakey (6/10)
25. Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey (6/17)
26. Thousand Miler by Melanie McManus (6/25)
27. Kindred by Octavia Butler (6/30)
28. So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport (7/20)
29.  The Talisman by Stephen King (7/29)
30. Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm (8/1)
31. Slipstream Time Hacking by Benjamin Hardy (8/3)
32. Waking Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (8/4)
33. Fortune's Rising by Sara King (8/18)
34. The Last Policeman by Ben Winters (9/11)
35. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (9/11)
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #664 on: September 13, 2017, 05:30:14 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 Fannie. 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!?)
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.)
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 
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)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
62. A Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #665 on: September 16, 2017, 02:44:37 PM »
Favourites are starred below.

1. Catch 22- Joseph Heller***
2. Macbeth - Shakespeare (re-read)
3. The Book Thief -Markus Zusak (re-read)
4. Midnight's Children -Salman Rushdie
5. Ile - Eugene O'Neill
6. The Good Earth - Pearl S Buck (audiobook) ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West (audiobook)***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz (audiobook)***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow (audiobook) ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel (audiobook)
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith (audiobook)
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 (audiobook)***
20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
21. The Circle - Dave Eggers (audiobook)
22. The Two Towers -JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
23. We - Yevgeny Zamyatin
24. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (re-read) ***
25. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
26. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe (audiobook)
27. The Road - Cormac McCarthy (audiobook)***
28. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (audiobook)
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (audiobook)
30. Oscar & Lucinda - Peter Carey

31. Nadja - André Breton (French audiobook)
32. Pour une nuit d'amour- Emile Zola (French audiobook)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #666 on: September 17, 2017, 03:39:54 AM »
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)
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)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17)
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17)
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17)
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (12/8/17)
20. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (15/8/17)
21. Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning (19/8/17)
22. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey (26/8/17)
23. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (11/9/17)
24. Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham (16/9/17) This was written in the 30s by a man, for men, I take it because the sexism is quite grating. I nearly gave up but glad I persisted because there was a few pages of interesting discussion of AI and the future of the human race once machines are taking care of themselves.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #667 on: September 18, 2017, 07:23:06 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 Fannie. 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!?)
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.)
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 
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)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)

Currently reading Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Waiting on a number of book holds to come in from the library.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #668 on: September 18, 2017, 09:23:25 AM »
Woohoo, I reached 50! Now to see how many more I can get in before the end of the year. :)

1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)
48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
49. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
50. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #669 on: September 20, 2017, 10:45:36 AM »
(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
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly

(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #670 on: September 22, 2017, 09:41:49 AM »
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)
48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
49. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
50. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

51. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #671 on: September 22, 2017, 11:45:11 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.)
13.  Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Good read, though it lagged at times. Fellowes wrote Downton Abbey and it definitely was of a similar style. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to read his other books, though.
14. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. (I'm hoping Kolker has written other books because this was excellent. Meticulously researched, shining a spotlight on an overlooked, still-unsolved case.)
15. Where'd you Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. (Hilarious. I downloaded another Maria Semple book to my Kindle before even finishing this one so I'd have another of hers ready to read immediately.)
16. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
17. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
18. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
19. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (another Kindle First success)
22. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
23. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #672 on: September 22, 2017, 02:28:57 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
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney

39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #673 on: September 23, 2017, 06:29:36 AM »
(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
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #674 on: September 25, 2017, 06:21:47 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 Fannie. 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!?)
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.)
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 
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)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)

Still slowly working my way through A World of Ice and Fire. Waiting on several books to come through at the library.

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« Reply #675 on: September 25, 2017, 07:12:21 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)
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)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17)
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17)
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17)
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (12/8/17)
20. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (15/8/17)
21. Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning (19/8/17)
22. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey (26/8/17)
23. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (11/9/17)
24. Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham (16/9/17)
25. The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter (26/9/17) A sequel to War of the Worlds set in the 1920s. I haven't read any other Stephen Baxter but this felt a bit clunky. Enjoyable enough though.

I've got 2 months to read 25 books. If you have any 200 page or fast thriller type reads to recommend please do ;)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #676 on: September 26, 2017, 05:59:04 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
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb

40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #677 on: September 26, 2017, 10:41:30 AM »
1. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
2. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
3. Backyard Foraging by Ellen Zachos
4. Ill Wind by Nevada Barr
5. Edible Landscaping with Permaculture by Michael Judd
6. A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
7. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
8. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
9. The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
10. First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
11. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
12. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
13. Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
14. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
15. Emotional Agility by Susan David
16. Run Fast, Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan
17. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
18. Landscaping with Fruit by Lee Reich
19. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
20. The Girls by Emma Cline
21. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
22. Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
23. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
24. Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin
25. Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide by Hal Higdon
26. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Ian Reid
27. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
28. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
29. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
30. The Marriage Life by Kimberly Bell
31. Cress by Marissa Meyer
32. The Plantpower Way by Rich Roll
33. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
34. Winter by Marissa Meyer
35. Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a Fuck by Thug Kitchen
36. Rising Strong by Brene Brown
37. Naked by David Sedaris
38. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
39. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
40. True Brews by Emma Christensen
41. Edible Heirlooms by Bill Thorness

42. The Underground Railroad by Colson White




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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #678 on: September 27, 2017, 11:44:04 AM »
1. No One Can Pronounce My Name - Rakesh Stayal
2. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much - Sendhil Mullainatan and Eldar Shafir
3. The Circle - Dave Eggers
4. Marley & Me - John Grogan
5. Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection - Brandon Sanderson
6. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Marshall Rosenburg
7. The Association of Small Bombs - Karan Mahajan
8. The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
9. The North Water - Ian McGuire
10. Smarter Faster Better - Charles Duhigg
11. The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between - Hisham Matar
12. The Vegetarian - Han Kang
13. A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton G. Malkiel
14. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians - Brandon Sanderson
15. Alcatraz versus the Scrivener's Bones - Brandon Sanderson
16. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
17. Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystallia - Brandon Sanderson
18. Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens - Brandon Sanderson
19. Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel
20. Closer to Home - Mercedes Lackey
21. Theory and Practice of Good Cooking - James Beard
22. Joust - Mercedes Lackey
23. Alta - Mercedes Lackey
24. Sanctuary - Mercedes Lackey
25. Aerie - Mercedes Lackey
26. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
27. Your Money or Your Life - Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
28. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction - Jeff Vandermeer
29. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - William B. Irving
30. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg
31. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians: The Dark Talent - Brandon Sanderson
32. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
33. Earthfall - Orson Scott Card
34. The Night Bird - Catherine Asaro
35. Range of Ghosts - Elizabeth Bear
36. Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clark
37. Necessary Endings - Henry Cloud
38. Earthborn - Orson Scott Card
39. The Waste Lands - Stephen King

40. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
41. Shattered Pillars - Elizabeth Bear
42. At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
43. Wizard and Glass - Stephen King

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #679 on: September 28, 2017, 06:10:35 AM »
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)
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)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17)
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17)
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17)
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (12/8/17)
20. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (15/8/17)
21. Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning (19/8/17)
22. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey (26/8/17)
23. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (11/9/17)
24. Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham (16/9/17)
25. The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter (26/9/17)

26. The space between us by Zoya Pirzad (28/9/17) A novel about an Armenian-Iranian family.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #680 on: September 29, 2017, 06:19:15 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 Fannie. 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!?)
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.)
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 
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)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #681 on: September 29, 2017, 08:32:16 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)
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)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17)
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17)
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17)
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (12/8/17)
20. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (15/8/17)
21. Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning (19/8/17)
22. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey (26/8/17)
23. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (11/9/17)
24. Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham (16/9/17)
25. The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter (26/9/17)
26. The space between us by Zoya Pirzad (28/9/17)

27. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (30/9/17) Re-read 
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #682 on: October 01, 2017, 08:53:12 PM »
67.  Jo Beverley, The Viscount Needs a Wife
68.  Jan Karon, Shepherds Abiding
69.  Michael Cart, ed., In the Stacks:  Short Stories About Libraries and Librarians
70.  Paul Doherty, The Hangman's Hymn
71.  P.C. Doherty, A Haunt of Murder
72.  Marilyn J. Landis, Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme: 400 Years of Adventure
73.  T. Davis Bunn, The Quilt

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #683 on: October 02, 2017, 09:28:28 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.
27. The Boat Who Wouldn't Float By Mowat, Farley
28. Shift By Howey, Hugh
29. Station Eleven By Mandel, Emily St. John (audiobook)
30. The Snow Leopard By Matthiessen, Peter
31. The Help By Kathryn Stockett (audiobook)
32. Walking the Big Wild - From Yellowstone to the Yukon on the Grizzly Bears' Trail By Heuer, Karsten
33. The Cuckoo's Calling By Galbraith, Robert (audiobook)
34. Dust By Howey, Hugh
35. The Golem and the Jinni By Wecker, Helene (audiobook)
36. The Handmaid's Tale By Atwood, Margaret
37. Cowboys & Dog Tales By O'Byrne, Tim
38. The Way of Kings By Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)
39. Passionate Nomad the Life of Freya Stark By Geniesse, Jane Fletcher
40. The Cellist of Sarajevo By Galloway, Steven (audiobook)
41. Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase By Walters, Louise (audiobook)
42. Raising Cattle for Dairy and Beef: Expert Advice Made Easy By Pezza, Kim
43. The Mark of the Tala By Kennedy, Jeffe (audiobook)
44. The Years of Rice and Salt By Robinson, Kim Stanley
45. Magic Bites By Andrews, Ilona (audiobook)
46. Twelve Kings in Sharakhai By Beaulieu, Bradley P.
47. Moon Called By Briggs, Patricia (audiobook)
48. Assassin's Apprentice By Hobb, Robin (audiobook)
49. Proxy By London, Alex
50. Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes: Modern Construction Methods for Three Fast, Beautiful Boats By Dierking, Gary
51. Go Set A Watchman By Lee, Harper (audiobook)
52. Friction By Brown, Sandra (audiobook)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #684 on: October 02, 2017, 11:42:42 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 Fannie. 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!?)
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.)
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 
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)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3) (The first two were pretty good, but this one wasn't so great. I think I'll pass rather than read the 4th book).

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #685 on: October 02, 2017, 02:45:10 PM »
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)
48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
49. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
50. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
51. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

52. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Ringer707, I felt the same about the 3rd book of the Last Survivor series, but the obsessive compulsive part of me couldn't leave it unfinished. I am glad I persevered and finished the series; the 4th one wasn't as bad as the reviews on goodreads, although it wasn't as good as the first two. I finished it in less than a day though, so it wasn't much of a time investment anyway.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #686 on: October 03, 2017, 07:05:39 AM »
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)
48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
49. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
50. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
51. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

52. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Ringer707, I felt the same about the 3rd book of the Last Survivor series, but the obsessive compulsive part of me couldn't leave it unfinished. I am glad I persevered and finished the series; the 4th one wasn't as bad as the reviews on goodreads, although it wasn't as good as the first two. I finished it in less than a day though, so it wasn't much of a time investment anyway.

Good to know! My library has the Kindle book through Overdrive so maybe I'll pick it up for a quick read before the end of the year. I actually liked the second book better than the first, but this last book just did not seem cohesive with the others at all.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #687 on: October 05, 2017, 06:40:24 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)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
24. A Better World by Marcus Sakey (6/10)
25. Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey (6/17)
26. Thousand Miler by Melanie McManus (6/25)
27. Kindred by Octavia Butler (6/30)
28. So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport (7/20)
29.  The Talisman by Stephen King (7/29)
30. Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm (8/1)
31. Slipstream Time Hacking by Benjamin Hardy (8/3)
32. Waking Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (8/4)
33. Fortune's Rising by Sara King (8/18)
34. The Last Policeman by Ben Winters (9/11)
35. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (9/11)
36. Walkaway by Cory Doctorow (10/5)
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #688 on: October 05, 2017, 06:59:31 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)
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)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17)
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17)
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17)
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (12/8/17)
20. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (15/8/17)
21. Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning (19/8/17)
22. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey (26/8/17)
23. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (11/9/17)
24. Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham (16/9/17)
25. The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter (26/9/17)
26. The space between us by Zoya Pirzad (28/9/17)
27. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (30/9/17)
28. We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (5/10/17) Great read about sibling rivalry and family relationships in a household with a psychologist.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #689 on: October 06, 2017, 10:19:10 AM »
Favourites are starred below.

1. Catch 22- Joseph Heller***
2. Macbeth - Shakespeare (re-read)
3. The Book Thief -Markus Zusak (re-read)
4. Midnight's Children -Salman Rushdie
5. Ile - Eugene O'Neill
6. The Good Earth - Pearl S Buck (audiobook) ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West (audiobook)***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz (audiobook)***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow (audiobook) ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel (audiobook)
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith (audiobook)
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 (audiobook)***
20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
21. The Circle - Dave Eggers (audiobook)
22. The Two Towers -JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
23. We - Yevgeny Zamyatin
24. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (re-read) ***
25. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
26. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe (audiobook)
27. The Road - Cormac McCarthy (audiobook)***
28. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (audiobook)
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (audiobook)
30. Oscar & Lucinda - Peter Carey
31. Nadja - André Breton (French audiobook)
32. Pour une nuit d'amour- Emile Zola (French audiobook)

33. Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
34. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling (re-read)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #690 on: October 08, 2017, 12:46:37 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 Fannie. 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!?)
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.)
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 
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)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #691 on: October 08, 2017, 05:08:28 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
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney

41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #692 on: October 09, 2017, 06:44:12 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
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert

(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #693 on: October 11, 2017, 12:18:01 PM »
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)
48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
49. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
50. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
51. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
52. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

53. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
54. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #694 on: October 11, 2017, 01:50:35 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
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #695 on: October 11, 2017, 03:07:52 PM »
I am very late to the game. This may not be a complete re-creation, but I did my best: 

1.   The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
2.   Two Truths and a Lie by Sara Shepard
3.   The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
4.   The Night Bird by Brian Freeman
5.   Extracted by RR Haywood
6.   Executed by RR Haywood
7.   Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky
8.   The Round House by Louise Erdrich
9.   How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
10.   Candide by Voltaire
11.   Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
12.   A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
13.   My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
14.   A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr.
15.   Beach Lawyer by Avery Duff
16.   The First Word by Isley Robson
17.   Soho Dead by Greg Keen
18.   Little Boy Lost by J.D. Trafford
19.   Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
20.   All the Little Children by Jo Furniss
21.   I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
22.   The Unremembered Girl by Eliza Maxwell
23.   The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
24.   The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
25.   Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
26.   The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
27.   The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

The challenge will be reading the remaining 23 by the end of December with all of the business trips I have coming up. I only read 6 books between October and December last year.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #696 on: October 12, 2017, 06:09:11 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 Fannie. 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!?)
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.)
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 
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)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #697 on: October 12, 2017, 11:07:42 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
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
24) Ready, set, green - 8 weeks to modern eco living - Graham Hill/Meagan O'Neill
25) OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH by Edward Humes
26) No impact man - Colin Beavan
27) Don't Go - Lisa Scottoline
28) Zero Waste Home - Bea Johnson
29) all you need is less - Madeleine Somerville
30) Lucky You - Erika Carter
31) Plastic Free - Beth Terry
32) Bad Luck and Trouble - Lee Child
33) The Shadow Wife - Diane Chamberlain

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #698 on: October 13, 2017, 05:55:03 AM »
1. No One Can Pronounce My Name - Rakesh Stayal
2. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much - Sendhil Mullainatan and Eldar Shafir
3. The Circle - Dave Eggers
4. Marley & Me - John Grogan
5. Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection - Brandon Sanderson
6. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Marshall Rosenburg
7. The Association of Small Bombs - Karan Mahajan
8. The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
9. The North Water - Ian McGuire
10. Smarter Faster Better - Charles Duhigg
11. The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between - Hisham Matar
12. The Vegetarian - Han Kang
13. A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton G. Malkiel
14. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians - Brandon Sanderson
15. Alcatraz versus the Scrivener's Bones - Brandon Sanderson
16. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
17. Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystallia - Brandon Sanderson
18. Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens - Brandon Sanderson
19. Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel
20. Closer to Home - Mercedes Lackey
21. Theory and Practice of Good Cooking - James Beard
22. Joust - Mercedes Lackey
23. Alta - Mercedes Lackey
24. Sanctuary - Mercedes Lackey
25. Aerie - Mercedes Lackey
26. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
27. Your Money or Your Life - Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
28. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction - Jeff Vandermeer
29. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - William B. Irving
30. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg
31. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians: The Dark Talent - Brandon Sanderson
32. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
33. Earthfall - Orson Scott Card
34. The Night Bird - Catherine Asaro
35. Range of Ghosts - Elizabeth Bear
36. Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clark
37. Necessary Endings - Henry Cloud
38. Earthborn - Orson Scott Card
39. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
40. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
41. Shattered Pillars - Elizabeth Bear
42. At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
43. Wizard and Glass - Stephen King

44. Steles of the Sky - Elizabeth Bear
45. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker
46. The Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King
47. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
48. The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance - Tovar Cerulli
49. The Halloween Tree - Ray Bradbury

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« Reply #699 on: October 16, 2017, 06:20:31 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 Fannie. 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!?)
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.)
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 
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)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)