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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #700 on: October 18, 2017, 10:09:38 AM »
Favourites starred:

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  ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz ***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow  ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith
15. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne***
16. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest - Dan Buettner
17. Dracula - Bram Stoker ***
18. The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions - Rebecca Solnit
19. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton***
20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
21. The Circle - Dave Eggers
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
27. The Road - Cormac McCarthy ***
28. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
30. Oscar & Lucinda - Peter Carey
31. Nadja - André Breton
32. Pour une nuit d'amour- Emile Zola
33. Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
34. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling (re-read)



35. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie ***
36. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
37. Wild Fermentation: A DIY Guide to Cultural Manipulation - Sandor Ellix Katz

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #701 on: October 19, 2017, 05:55:08 AM »
Currently reading Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss :) I will update soon :) almost done ...

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #702 on: October 21, 2017, 07:18:18 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 Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #703 on: October 24, 2017, 06:03:33 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

24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #704 on: October 24, 2017, 06:33:39 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

50. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free - Cory Doctorow
51. Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
52. 10% Happier - Dan Harris
53. The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
54. Song of Susannah - Stephen King

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #705 on: October 25, 2017, 10:46:47 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)
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)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #706 on: October 26, 2017, 08:10:49 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 Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard


(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies" by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #707 on: October 26, 2017, 01:26:28 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

42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #708 on: October 27, 2017, 09:43:15 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
53. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
54. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

55. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howley (thank you Ringer707 for the recommendation! Now to wait for the next one at the library...)
57. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #709 on: November 01, 2017, 06:35:01 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
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell

43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #710 on: November 01, 2017, 12:34:38 PM »
Favourites starred:

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  ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz ***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow  ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith
15. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne***
16. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest - Dan Buettner
17. Dracula - Bram Stoker ***
18. The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions - Rebecca Solnit
19. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton***
20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
21. The Circle - Dave Eggers
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
27. The Road - Cormac McCarthy ***
28. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
30. Oscar & Lucinda - Peter Carey
31. Nadja - André Breton
32. Pour une nuit d'amour- Emile Zola Did not finish
32. Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
33. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling (re-read)
34. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie ***
35. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy Couldn't get into this - did not finish
35. Wild Fermentation: A DIY Guide to Cultural Manipulation - Sandor Ellix Katz

36. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
37. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert
38. Bad Feminist: Essays - Roxanne Gay
39. Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Metis, & Inuit Issues in Canada - Chelsea Vowel


2 months left to read 11 more books.... yikes! ;)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #711 on: November 03, 2017, 06:37:34 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)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)

Still slowly working my way through The Return of the King. These books have been dense for me...

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #712 on: November 03, 2017, 04:16:49 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
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai

(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #713 on: November 04, 2017, 06:02:06 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
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell

44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #714 on: November 06, 2017, 09:42:20 PM »
74. Ann Swinfen, The Bookseller's Tale
75.  Claire Prentice, Miracle at Coney Island: How a Sideshow Doctor Saved Thousands of Babies and Transformed American Medicine
76. Rhys Bowen, In Farleigh Field
77.  From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)
78.  Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
79.  Victoria Thompson, Murder at Astor Place
80.  Michael Chabon, Gentlemen of the Road

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #715 on: November 07, 2017, 09:25:28 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
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick

45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #716 on: November 07, 2017, 10:07:19 AM »
I'm in, I expect I'll get past 100 for the year, lots of downtime at work.

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


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

33.Someday, Someday, Maybe - Lauren Graham
34. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
35. Echoes in Death - JD Robb
36. Unexpected - Jenny Frame
37. My Drunk Kitchen - Hannah Hart
38. Under the Lights & In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer - Gwendolyn Oxenham - highly recommend even if you don't like soccer.
39. The Pregnancy Project: A memoir - Gaby Rodriguez
40. Stillhouse Lake - Rachel Caine
41. Providence - Diana Kane
42. Sincerely Daniella - Eija Jimenez
43. Dear Taylor - Eija Jimenez
44. She Can Run - Melinda Leigh
45. Fusion - Diana Kane
46. Intersection - Nancy Ann Healy
47. Say You're Sorry - Melinda Leigh
48. Mergers & Acquisitions - A.E. Radley
49. Making a Tinderbox - Emma Sterner-Radley
50. Those who Save Us - Jenna Blum
51. Boomerang: Travels in the new third world - Michael Lewis



Reading:
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything your American History Textbook Got Wrong

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

Really enjoying everyone else's lists for reading possibilities.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #717 on: November 07, 2017, 10:59:45 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
53. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
54. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
55. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howley (thank you Ringer707 for the recommendation! Now to wait for the next one at the library...)
57. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

58. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick (pretty mediocre, don't recommend)
59. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
60. Shift by Hugh Howey
61. Dust by Hugh Howey

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #718 on: November 07, 2017, 02:02:28 PM »
Favourites starred:

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  ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz ***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow  ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith
15. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne***
16. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest - Dan Buettner
17. Dracula - Bram Stoker ***
18. The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions - Rebecca Solnit
19. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton***
20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
21. The Circle - Dave Eggers
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
27. The Road - Cormac McCarthy ***
28. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
30. Oscar & Lucinda - Peter Carey
31. Nadja - André Breton
32. Pour une nuit d'amour- Emile Zola Did not finish
32. Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
33. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling (re-read)
34. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie ***
35. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy Couldn't get into this - did not finish
35. Wild Fermentation: A DIY Guide to Cultural Manipulation - Sandor Ellix Katz
36. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway ***
37. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert
38. Bad Feminist: Essays - Roxanne Gay***
39. Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Metis, & Inuit Issues in Canada - Chelsea Vowel ***

Currently Reading:

40. A Passage to India - EM Forster
41. Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
42. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #719 on: November 14, 2017, 12:24:20 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
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell

46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #720 on: November 14, 2017, 01:50:31 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 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)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #721 on: November 17, 2017, 10:21:07 AM »
Favourites starred:

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  ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz ***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow  ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith
15. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne***
16. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest - Dan Buettner
17. Dracula - Bram Stoker ***
18. The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions - Rebecca Solnit
19. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton***
20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
21. The Circle - Dave Eggers
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
27. The Road - Cormac McCarthy ***
28. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
30. Oscar & Lucinda - Peter Carey
31. Nadja - André Breton
32. Pour une nuit d'amour- Emile Zola Did not finish
32. Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
33. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling (re-read)
34. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie ***
35. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy Couldn't get into this - did not finish
35. Wild Fermentation: A DIY Guide to Cultural Manipulation - Sandor Ellix Katz
36. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway ***
37. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert
38. Bad Feminist: Essays - Roxanne Gay***
39. Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Metis, & Inuit Issues in Canada - Chelsea Vowel ***
40. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards *** (REALLY Great! Definitely recommend if you are interested in learning to draw or improve your method)

(Still) Currently Reading, but temporarily put on hold:

41. A Passage to India - EM Forster
42. Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

Now also reading:
43. Backyard Guide to the Night Sky - Howard Schneider
44. The Chrysalids - John Wyndham
45. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway


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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #722 on: November 17, 2017, 11:56:41 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)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)

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« Reply #723 on: November 17, 2017, 08:25:13 PM »

1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (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
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)

26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #724 on: November 19, 2017, 08:17:49 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
50. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free - Cory Doctorow
51. Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
52. 10% Happier - Dan Harris
53. The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
54. Song of Susannah - Stephen King

55. Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability - Ed. by Jeniifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, and Michael Northen
56. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
57. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
58. A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis
59. March - Geraldine Brooks

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #725 on: November 21, 2017, 06:26:45 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)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #726 on: November 22, 2017, 08:51:05 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
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell

47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #727 on: November 24, 2017, 02:15:17 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
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum

48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #728 on: November 26, 2017, 05:50:45 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
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #729 on: November 26, 2017, 10:19:51 PM »
1. A Kiss of Shadows By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2. A Caress of Twilight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
3. The Prisoner of Zenda By Hope, Anthony (audiobook)
4. Pukka's Promise - The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs By Kerasote, Ted
5. The Broken Kingdoms By Jemisin, N. K.
6. The Golem's Eye By Stroud, Jonathan
7. The House of Mirth By Wharton, Edith (audiobook)
8. Babylon's Ashes By Corey, James S. A.
9. Seduced by Moonlight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
10. Treasure Island By Stevenson By Robert Louis (audiobook)
11. Vagabonding - An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel By Rolf Potts
12. The Kingdom of Gods By Jemisin, N. K.
13. Ptolemy's Gate By Stroud, Jonathan (audiobook)
14. Crucible of Gold By Novik, Naomi
15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain (audiobook)
16. Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Lamott, Anne
17. A Dog's Purpose - a Novel for Humans By Cameron, W. Bruce
18. The Time Traveler's Wife By Niffenegger, Audrey (audiobook)
19. How to Solar Power your Home - Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply By Maeda, Martha
20. Everest to Arabia - The Making of An Adventuresome Life By Clarke, Jamie
21. Wool By Howey, Hugh
22. Millionaire Teacher - The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School By Hallam, Andrew
23. Seveneves By Stephenson, Neal
24. Forty Chances: Finding Hope in A Hungry World By Buffett, Howard G.
25. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin (audiobook)
26. A Stroke of Midnight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
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)
53. Within the Sanctuary of Wings By Brennan, Marie
54. Words of Radiance By Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)
55. Ready Player One By Cline, Ernest (audiobook)
56. The Last One By Oliva, Alexandra (audiobook)
57. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West By Ambrose, Stephen E. (audiobook)
58. Hex Hall By Hawkins, Rachel (audiobook)


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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #730 on: November 27, 2017, 07:04:30 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)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #731 on: November 30, 2017, 10:35:57 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
53. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
54. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
55. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howley (thank you Ringer707 for the recommendation! Now to wait for the next one at the library...)
57. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
58. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick (pretty mediocre, don't recommend)
59. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
60. Shift by Hugh Howey
61. Dust by Hugh Howey

62. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
63. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
64. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
65. La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pulman

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #732 on: December 01, 2017, 08:38:00 PM »
81.  Colin Dexter, The Secret of Annexe 3
82.  Jason F. Wright, The Wednesday Letters
83.  Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist
84.  Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales
85.  Constance Fenimore Woolson, Miss Grief and Other Stories

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #733 on: December 01, 2017, 08:39:03 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
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich

(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


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« Reply #734 on: December 02, 2017, 10:18:56 AM »
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 50%
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- 1/9/17
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- 1/16/17
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -2/6/17
6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- 2/8/17
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- 2/24/17
8. Geography of Bliss- 3/8/17
9. The Girl on the Train- 3/15/17
10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince- 3/26/17
11. The Art of Happiness- 59%
12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- 4/24/17
13. Yes Please- Amy Poehler - 5/8/17
14. A Spool of Blue Thread- 5/16/17
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- 11/?/17

29. The Republic of Thieves- 11/24/17
30. The Obelisk Gate- 11/30/17
31. The Wealthy Barber- 11/30/17
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« Reply #735 on: December 02, 2017, 02:53:44 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 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)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #736 on: December 04, 2017, 12:47:45 PM »
Favourites starred:

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  ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz ***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow  ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith
15. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne***
16. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest - Dan Buettner
17. Dracula - Bram Stoker ***
18. The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions - Rebecca Solnit
19. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton***
20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien (re-read)***
21. The Circle - Dave Eggers
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
27. The Road - Cormac McCarthy ***
28. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
30. Oscar & Lucinda - Peter Carey
31. Nadja - André Breton
32. Pour une nuit d'amour- Emile Zola Did not finish
32. Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
33. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling (re-read)
34. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie ***
35. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy Couldn't get into this - did not finish
35. Wild Fermentation: A DIY Guide to Cultural Manipulation - Sandor Ellix Katz
36. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway ***
37. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert
38. Bad Feminist: Essays - Roxanne Gay***
39. Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Metis, & Inuit Issues in Canada - Chelsea Vowel ***
40. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards *** (REALLY Great! Definitely recommend if you are interested in learning to draw or improve your method)
41. Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
42. Backyard Guide to the Night Sky - Howard Schneider
43. The Chrysalids - John Wyndham ***
44. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway ***

45. A Passage to India - EM Forster
46. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline ***
47. A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K LeGuin
48. Oranges are not the Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson ***

Currently Reading:
49. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
50. The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion

This year I was continuing with my sub-goal of having +50% of the books I read be written by women - it's at exactly 50%.  I read a lot of 'classics,' so I am trying to balance that out & read a wider range of voices & experiences including women, POC, LGBT, etc.. I would say I did a fairly good job this year, but is something to continue to work towards.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #737 on: December 05, 2017, 09:10:37 AM »

This year I was continuing with my sub-goal of having +50% of the books I read be written by women - it's at exactly 50%.  I read a lot of 'classics,' so I am trying to balance that out & read a wider range of voices & experiences including women, POC, LGBT, etc.. I would say I did a fairly good job this year, but is something to continue to work towards.

I like to theme my reading lists each year and this is my plan for next year! Aiming for mostly books by women and POC, but also looking for books that present flaws within these themes (such as "white savior" and "magical negro" cliches). I'll have to peruse your list for some more titles for next year.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #738 on: December 05, 2017, 01:37:52 PM »
1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (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
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)
26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple
28. The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
29. The Good Samaritan by John Marrs (Kindle First pick - decent read)
30. My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller (really a Kindle Single, but I'm counting it since it's getting down to the wire :) )

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #739 on: December 05, 2017, 02:17:52 PM »

This year I was continuing with my sub-goal of having +50% of the books I read be written by women - it's at exactly 50%.  I read a lot of 'classics,' so I am trying to balance that out & read a wider range of voices & experiences including women, POC, LGBT, etc.. I would say I did a fairly good job this year, but is something to continue to work towards.

I like to theme my reading lists each year and this is my plan for next year! Aiming for mostly books by women and POC, but also looking for books that present flaws within these themes (such as "white savior" and "magical negro" cliches). I'll have to peruse your list for some more titles for next year.

Just off the top of my head, I would really recommend the following (some of which I read last year during a similar goal):

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Shrill by Lindy West
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #740 on: December 06, 2017, 06:24:10 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic 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)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)

Thanks, allsummerlong, for the recommendations! Had a couple of those on my list but hadn't heard of most of them!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #741 on: December 06, 2017, 01:03:12 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
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

50. Camino Island by John Grisham

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #742 on: December 06, 2017, 08:10:19 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
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #743 on: December 09, 2017, 11:14:02 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
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly

(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #744 on: December 14, 2017, 06:36:58 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)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)
85. Artemis by Andy Weir

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #745 on: December 14, 2017, 12:54:51 PM »
I've been terrible at updating. I'll also fall far short of 50, but oh well, 20 is better than nothing!

1. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky - Heidi W. Durrow
2. Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
4. The Chosen - Chaim Potok
5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
6. The Promise - Chaim Potok
7. The Education of Will - Patricia McConnell
8. Blankets - Craig Thompson
9. Dear Mr. Henshaw - Beverly Cleary
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
12. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
14. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
15. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
17. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
18. American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang
19. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
20. Dreams from my Father - Barack Obama

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #746 on: December 14, 2017, 04:00:50 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
55. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howley (thank you Ringer707 for the recommendation! Now to wait for the next one at the library...)
57. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
58. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick (pretty mediocre, don't recommend)
59. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
60. Shift by Hugh Howey
61. Dust by Hugh Howey
62. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
63. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
64. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
65. La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pulman

66. Dracula by Bram Stoker

Ringer707 I had to laugh at your comment on The Shade of the Moon...it was terrible, wasn't it? The compulsive part of me couldn't leave the series unfinished, but it was definitely not the best book I read this year! However, I'm not sure it was the worst either, since I also have The Girl on the Train and The Man in the High Castle on this year's list. ;) Thanks again for recommending Silo!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #747 on: December 14, 2017, 04:45:33 PM »
God I'm glad I'm not the only one with Girl on the Train. HOW did so many people like it? HOW????
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #748 on: December 15, 2017, 12:07:43 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
55. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howley (thank you Ringer707 for the recommendation! Now to wait for the next one at the library...)
57. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
58. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick (pretty mediocre, don't recommend)
59. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
60. Shift by Hugh Howey
61. Dust by Hugh Howey
62. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
63. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
64. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
65. La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pulman

66. Dracula by Bram Stoker

Ringer707 I had to laugh at your comment on The Shade of the Moon...it was terrible, wasn't it? The compulsive part of me couldn't leave the series unfinished, but it was definitely not the best book I read this year! However, I'm not sure it was the worst either, since I also have The Girl on the Train and The Man in the High Castle on this year's list. ;) Thanks again for recommending Silo!

OMG it was so bad! I don't understand at how her writing deteriorated that much... Granted, none of the books were high quality writing, but the first two were interesting enough. This was just horrible. I found The Man in the High Castle to be slightly better, but definitely not good. The Girl on the Train was just predictable, imo.

My worst book of the year goes to The Kid by Sapphire. I don't know how Sapphire went from writing Push to writing that atrocity. I honestly think it may be the worst book I've ever read in my life.

Also, so glad you looked the Silo series so much! My husband, who is NOT a reader, has been listening to audiobooks like a fiend lately (the only way he'll "read") and I'm getting ready to have him start listening to Wool. He just finished World War Z and Artemis, and is now listening to The Martian. He's really enjoying this sci-fi type genre, so if any of you have any more recommendations, I'd love to hear them. It has to be something that captures his interest pretty quickly or he'll drop it.
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #749 on: December 15, 2017, 10:35:28 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
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

(45) The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck