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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #600 on: August 26, 2018, 10:23:12 AM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
14. Father Sergius and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
15. Secondhand Time - Svetlana Alexievich
16. The Man Without a Face - Masha Gessen
17. The Girl from the Metropol Hotel - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
18. Where the Jews Aren't - Masha Gessen
19. A Hero of Our Time - Mikhail Lermontov
20. The Romanovs: The Final Chapter - Robert K. Massie
21. Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
22. The Long Hangover - Shaun Walker
23. Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me - Teffi
24. Chernobyl: History of a Nuclear Catastrophe - Serhii Plokhy
25. Putinomics - Chris Miller
26. The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy
27. The Sword and the Shield - Christopher Andrew
28. Evgenii Onegin - Alexander Pushkin
29. The Putin Interviews - Oliver Stone
30. Words Will Break Cement - Masha Gessen

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« Reply #601 on: August 26, 2018, 11:01:51 AM »
1. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock - Harvey Ussery (1/9/2018)
2. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson (1/19/2018)
3. The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss (1/21/2018)
4. Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Hoeg (1/23/2018)
5. Home Cheese Making - Ricki Carroll (1/25/2018)
6. A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab (1/26/2018)
7. Dead of Winter - Matt Lake, Susan Fair, Laurie Hull, H.W. Lawson, Brian Goodman (1/27/2018)
8. Coraline - Neil Gaiman (1/30/2018)
9. The Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka (2/5/2018)
10. Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (2/21/2018)
11. Purity - Jonathan Franzen (2/22/2018)
12.  Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville (2/27/2018)
13. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (3/4/2018)
14. Running & Being: The Total Experience - George Sheehan (3/7/2018)
15. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (3/10/2018)
16. Plato's Republic - trans. C. D. C. Reeve (3/17/2018)
17. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden (3/21/2018)
18. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (3/23/2018)
19. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Philip Pullman (3/24/2018)
20. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3/30/3018) - REREAD
21.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey (4/4/2018)
22. A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott (4/9/2018)
23. The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy - Peter Temin (4/13/2018)
24. The History of Bees - Maja Lunde (4/15/2018)
25. Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey (4/18/2018)
26. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick
27. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
28. Discourses on Livy - Niccolo Machiavelli (trans Bondanella)
29. The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
30. Tomorrow's Eve - Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (trans Robert Martin Adams)
31. Last Speakers - K. David Harrison
32. Of Dogs and Walls - Yuko Tsushima (4/28/2018)
33. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (5/3/2018)
34. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey (5/15/2018)
35. Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry (5/15/2018)
36. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd (5/18/2018)
37. Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day - Becky Rapinchuk (5/19/2018)
38. The Masked CIty - Genevieve Cogman (5/20/2018)
39. Beauty and the Werewolf - Mercedes Lackey (5/24/2018) - REREAD
40. The Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman (5/26/2018)
41. Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House - Cheryl Mendelson (5/28/2018)
42. Anna and the King of Siam - Margaret Landon (6/1/2018)
43. The Lost Plot - Genevieve Cogman (6/2/2018)
44. Night - Elie Wiesel (6/2/2018)
45. Babylon's Ashes - James S.A. Corey (6/9/2018)
46. Primary Inversion - Catherine Asaro (6/14/2018)
47. Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing - Joe Domanick (6/16/2018)
48. The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House - Audre Lorde (6/17/2018)
49. The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde (6/17/2018)
50. Persepolis Rising - James S.A. Corey (6/22/2018)
51. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History - Robert Darnton (7/1/2018)
52. The Three Electro-Knights - Stanislaw Lem (7/2/2018)
53. A Gathering of Shadows - V.E. Schwab (7/3/2018)
54. Why Does the World Exist? - Jim Holt (7/6/2018)
55. The Skeleton's Holiday - Leonora Carrington (7/6/2018)
56. Lavinia - Ursula K. Le Guin (7/10/2018)
57. The Ten Thousand Things - Maria Dermout (7/15/2018)
58. A Conjuring of Light - V.E. Schwab (7/20/2018)
59. The Song of the Quarkbeast - Jasper Fforde (7/20/2018)
60. The Eye of Zoltar - Jasper Fforde (7/21/2018)
61. Slowing Down to the Speed of Life - Richard Carlson & Joseph Bailey (7/28/2018)
62. Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty (7/29/2018)
63. Valor - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/3/2018)
64. All Tomorrow's Parties - William Gibson (8/3/2018)
65. Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
66. Firefight - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
67. Calamity - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018)
68. Rain: A Natural and Cultural History - Cynthia Barnett (8/10/2018)
69. The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester (8/10/2018)
70. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night - Nicholas Rogers (8/12/2018)
71. Valor: Wands - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/12/2018)
72. A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin (8/13/2018)
73. Games Creatures Play - Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (8/17/2018)
74. Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter (8/18/2018)

75. The Snow Queen - Mercedes Lackey (8/21/2018) - REREAD
76. The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma (8/26/2018) - Do not recommend, I found it exceedingly tedious.

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #602 on: August 27, 2018, 02:39:32 PM »
1. A Torch Against The Night- Sabaa Tahir- 1/8/18
--I cannot wait until the next one. Excellent books.
2. Hounded - Kevin Hearne - 1/17/18
3. Hexed - Kevin Hearne- 1/23/18
--fun short reads. Doritos for the brain. Not quite as good as Dresden, but still entertaining.
4. Hammered- Kevin Hearne- 2/9/18
--this one wasn't quite as good at the first two, but it was readable. Hope the next is better again.
5. Lab Girl- Hope Jahren- 2/24/18
--God this took me forever. It just was not compelling for me. Got better at the half way point, but just not my cup of tea. My book club all loved it, though, so maybe I'm alone on this one! I think it would be way more interesting to people who haven't worked in research before, because it'd be 'exploring an unknown life' style.
6. Tricked- Kevin Hearne- 3/2/18
7. World War Z- Max Brooks - 3/5/18
--As always (it was a reread for book club), an excellent book.
8. Trapped- Kevin Hearne - 3/12/18
9. Hunted- Kevin Hearne - 3/23/18
10. Shattered- Kevin Hearne - 4/2/18
11. Staked - Kevin Hearne - 4/11/18
12. Beseiged- Kevin Hearne- 4/17/18
13. Scourged- Kevin Hearne- 4/25/18
14. The Maze Runner- James Dashner- 5/6/18 -- This was another re-read for book club. Still a good read. I'll probably not bother to read the whole series again- the first one really is the best one.
15. A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J Maas- 5/11/18 -- It was a compelling read, but not necessarily a good read. Ended up way more romance than action bend. Supposedly the second is better though, so I'll keep going.
16. A Court of Mist and Fury- Sarah J Maas - 5/19/18-- Definitely was better than the previous one. Not going to make it on a top YA series list for me, but good enough I'll finish out the series.
17. A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J Maas - 5/21/18 -- The best of the 3 so far I think. Less romance, more bloody fields of war. I can get behind that. =P
18. Meet the Frugalwoods - Elizabeth Willard Thames - 5/30/18 -- Good read if you're interested in them as people. Autobio, not a how-to. Fills in some timeline gaps from their blog on their life stories.
19. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld - 6/3/18 -- Read for book club. It was pretty good! Definitely more on the children's lit than the YA side for most of it, but a compelling read. Easy to predict though. Still, finding myself looking forward to getting past the book group meeting so I can read the next in the series.
20. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green - 6/10/18 --Never read a John Green novel, got this for free from Buy Nothing. It was okay, not stellar. In no rush to read any of his other books. Seems like it would be great for teens feeling disconnected from their peers.
21. A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J Maas - 6/19/18 - MEH. I should have stopped after the one before this.
22. Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Garbiel Garcia Marquez - 6/26/18 - Not as good as I remember it. Not that my Spanish is anywhere near the level anymore I could read it untranslated =(
23. Pretties- Scott Westerfeld- 7/4/18 - Still a fun series! Read for book club.
24. Alanna: The First Adventure - Tamora Pierce - 7/9/18
25. In The Hand of the Goddess - Tamora Pierce - 7/13/18
26. The life-changing magic of tidying up - Marie Kondo - abandoned 50% through on 7/19/18
27. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man - Tamora Pierce - 7/16/18
28. Lioness Rampant - Tamora Pierce - 7/21/18
30. Wild Magic - Tamora Pierce - 7/28/18
31. Wolf Speaker -Tamora Pierce - 8/1/18
32. Emperor Mage - Tamora Pierce - 8/5/18
33. A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking - got about 40% through, abandoned after book club meeting. 8/19/18
34. In The Realm of the Gods - Tamora Pierce - 8/10/18

29. Early Retirement Extreme - Jacob Fiskar - ~50% through. Very dense.
35. Tempests and Slaughter- Tamora Pierce- 8/23/18 SO GOOD, as good as her original tortall stuff.
36. Frogkisser- Garth Nix- 15%
37. Decisive- Chip & Dan Heath - 25%

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #603 on: August 27, 2018, 06:26:26 PM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
23. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
24. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
25. Find Her by Lisa Gardner
26. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
27. The Partner by John Grisham
28. Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell
29. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
30. Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich
31. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
32. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
33. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
34. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
35. Death Cure by James Dashner
36. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
37. Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise

38. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #604 on: August 28, 2018, 06:20:19 AM »
1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
2. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
4. How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
5. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
6. Between the World and Me by Ta Nahisi Coates
7. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
9. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated) by J.K. Rowling
11. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
12. Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
13. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
14. Beloved by Toni Morrison
15. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
17. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
18. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
19. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
21. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
22. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
23. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
24. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
25. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
26. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
27. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
28. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
29. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
30. Educated by Tara Westover
31. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
32. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
33. Roots by Alex Haley
34. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
35. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
36. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
37. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas
38. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
39. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #605 on: August 28, 2018, 11:50:20 AM »
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
3. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read in one night since it's been 20 years and my son was reading it in school)
8. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
9. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
11. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
13. All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (I WILL get through his complete works...eventually)
14. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
16. Here in Berlin by Cristina Garcia
17. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
18. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
19. Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames
20. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
21. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
22. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
23. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
24. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
25. Shattered Air by Bob Madgic
26. The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot
27. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
28. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
29. The Comedy of Errors by Willliam Shakespeare
30. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
31. Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
32. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
33. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
34. North by Scott and Jenny Jurek
35. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
36. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
37. Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
38. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
39. Educated by Tara Westover
40. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
41. White Noise by Don DeLillo
42. A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
43. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
44. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
45. It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

46. Watership Down by Richard Adams
47. A Girl's Guide to Missiles by Karen Piper

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #606 on: August 30, 2018, 04:01:43 PM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
23. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
24. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
25. Find Her by Lisa Gardner
26. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
27. The Partner by John Grisham
28. Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell
29. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
30. Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich
31. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
32. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
33. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
34. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
35. Death Cure by James Dashner
36. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
37. Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise
38. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise

39. My not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #607 on: August 31, 2018, 02:20:48 PM »
1.   The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
2.   Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson
3.   100 Ways to Simplify Your Life by Joyce Meyer
4.   Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
5.   To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
6.   Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow
7.   I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool by Lisa Scottoline
8.   Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
9.   I Am Loved: Walking in the Fullness of God’s Love by Wendy Blight
10.   Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister
11.   The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
12.   Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life by Henri J.M. Nouwen
13.   Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success by Ivanka Trump
14.   The Round House by Louise Erdrich
15.   Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
16.   Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
17.   The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
18.   Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia by Jennifer McGaha
19.   Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
20.   Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
21.   Folly by Laurie R. King
22.   The 7 Principles of Stress: Extend Life, Stay Fit, and Ward Off Fat – What You Didn’t Know about How Stress Can Reboot Your Mind, Energy and Sex Life by Ori Hofmekler
23.   Why Her? 6 Truths We Need to Hear When Measuring Up Leaves Us Falling Behind by Nicki Korziarz
24.   Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
25.   Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
26.   The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams
27.   Sweetland by Michael Crummey
28.   Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
29.   The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen
30.   Orphans of the Carnival by Carol Birch
31.   Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth by Ric Edelman
32.   Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats by Roger Rosenblatt
33.   33.   Always Maintain a Joyful Mind: And Other Lojong Teachings on Awakening Compassion and Fearlessness by Pema Chödrön
34.   Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #608 on: September 01, 2018, 09:29:48 AM »
1. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock - Harvey Ussery (1/9/2018)
2. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson (1/19/2018)
3. The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss (1/21/2018)
4. Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Hoeg (1/23/2018)
5. Home Cheese Making - Ricki Carroll (1/25/2018)
6. A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab (1/26/2018)
7. Dead of Winter - Matt Lake, Susan Fair, Laurie Hull, H.W. Lawson, Brian Goodman (1/27/2018)
8. Coraline - Neil Gaiman (1/30/2018)
9. The Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka (2/5/2018)
10. Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (2/21/2018)
11. Purity - Jonathan Franzen (2/22/2018)
12.  Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville (2/27/2018)
13. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (3/4/2018)
14. Running & Being: The Total Experience - George Sheehan (3/7/2018)
15. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (3/10/2018)
16. Plato's Republic - trans. C. D. C. Reeve (3/17/2018)
17. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden (3/21/2018)
18. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (3/23/2018)
19. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Philip Pullman (3/24/2018)
20. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3/30/3018) - REREAD
21.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey (4/4/2018)
22. A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott (4/9/2018)
23. The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy - Peter Temin (4/13/2018)
24. The History of Bees - Maja Lunde (4/15/2018)
25. Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey (4/18/2018)
26. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick
27. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
28. Discourses on Livy - Niccolo Machiavelli (trans Bondanella)
29. The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
30. Tomorrow's Eve - Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (trans Robert Martin Adams)
31. Last Speakers - K. David Harrison
32. Of Dogs and Walls - Yuko Tsushima (4/28/2018)
33. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (5/3/2018)
34. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey (5/15/2018)
35. Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry (5/15/2018)
36. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd (5/18/2018)
37. Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day - Becky Rapinchuk (5/19/2018)
38. The Masked CIty - Genevieve Cogman (5/20/2018)
39. Beauty and the Werewolf - Mercedes Lackey (5/24/2018) - REREAD
40. The Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman (5/26/2018)
41. Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House - Cheryl Mendelson (5/28/2018)
42. Anna and the King of Siam - Margaret Landon (6/1/2018)
43. The Lost Plot - Genevieve Cogman (6/2/2018)
44. Night - Elie Wiesel (6/2/2018)
45. Babylon's Ashes - James S.A. Corey (6/9/2018)
46. Primary Inversion - Catherine Asaro (6/14/2018)
47. Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing - Joe Domanick (6/16/2018)
48. The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House - Audre Lorde (6/17/2018)
49. The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde (6/17/2018)
50. Persepolis Rising - James S.A. Corey (6/22/2018)
51. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History - Robert Darnton (7/1/2018)
52. The Three Electro-Knights - Stanislaw Lem (7/2/2018)
53. A Gathering of Shadows - V.E. Schwab (7/3/2018)
54. Why Does the World Exist? - Jim Holt (7/6/2018)
55. The Skeleton's Holiday - Leonora Carrington (7/6/2018)
56. Lavinia - Ursula K. Le Guin (7/10/2018)
57. The Ten Thousand Things - Maria Dermout (7/15/2018)
58. A Conjuring of Light - V.E. Schwab (7/20/2018)
59. The Song of the Quarkbeast - Jasper Fforde (7/20/2018)
60. The Eye of Zoltar - Jasper Fforde (7/21/2018)
61. Slowing Down to the Speed of Life - Richard Carlson & Joseph Bailey (7/28/2018)
62. Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty (7/29/2018)
63. Valor - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/3/2018)
64. All Tomorrow's Parties - William Gibson (8/3/2018)
65. Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
66. Firefight - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
67. Calamity - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018)
68. Rain: A Natural and Cultural History - Cynthia Barnett (8/10/2018)
69. The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester (8/10/2018)
70. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night - Nicholas Rogers (8/12/2018)
71. Valor: Wands - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/12/2018)
72. A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin (8/13/2018)
73. Games Creatures Play - Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (8/17/2018)
74. Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter (8/18/2018)
75. The Snow Queen - Mercedes Lackey (8/21/2018) - REREAD
76. The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma (8/26/2018)

77. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Joanne Greenberg (8/29/2018)
78. Tempests and Slaughter - Tamora Pierce   (9/1/2018)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #609 on: September 02, 2018, 11:38:04 AM »

Yeah, definitely a slow start for me this year.  I post updates every ten books, and it's taken me until mid-April to get through (well, almost through) the first ten!  Anyway, here they are:

1.   Bright Air Black – David Vann
2.   The Dispossessed – Ursula LeGuin
3.   The Lathe of Heaven – Ursula LeGuin
4.   Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri (reread)
5.   Another Brooklyn – Jacqueline Woodson
6.   Deep Work – Cal Newport
7.   Dignity – Ken Layne (reread)
8.   Daily Rituals – Mason Currey
9.   The Wellness Project – Phoebe Lapine
10.   The Woman in White – Willkie Collins



Update:

11.   Less – Andrew Sean Greer
12.   Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward
13.   Steering the Craft – Ursula LeGuin
14.   Catwings – Ursula LeGuin
15.   The Sellout – Paul Beatty
16.   Sacred Hunger – Barry Unsworth
17.   The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
18.   Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
19.   Lamb:  The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal – Christopher Moore
20.   The Book Thief -- Markus Zuzak

I'm further along than this, but not quite to 30 and I like to post my updates in increments of ten.  :)


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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #610 on: September 03, 2018, 07:47:32 AM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
23. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
24. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
25. Find Her by Lisa Gardner
26. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
27. The Partner by John Grisham
28. Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell
29. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
30. Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich
31. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
32. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
33. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
34. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
35. Death Cure by James Dashner
36. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
37. Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise
38. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise
39. My not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

40. The Giver by Lois Lowry
41. Timeline by Michael Crichton

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1. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock - Harvey Ussery (1/9/2018)
2. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson (1/19/2018)
3. The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss (1/21/2018)
4. Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Hoeg (1/23/2018)
5. Home Cheese Making - Ricki Carroll (1/25/2018)
6. A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab (1/26/2018)
7. Dead of Winter - Matt Lake, Susan Fair, Laurie Hull, H.W. Lawson, Brian Goodman (1/27/2018)
8. Coraline - Neil Gaiman (1/30/2018)
9. The Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka (2/5/2018)
10. Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (2/21/2018)
11. Purity - Jonathan Franzen (2/22/2018)
12.  Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville (2/27/2018)
13. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (3/4/2018)
14. Running & Being: The Total Experience - George Sheehan (3/7/2018)
15. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (3/10/2018)
16. Plato's Republic - trans. C. D. C. Reeve (3/17/2018)
17. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden (3/21/2018)
18. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (3/23/2018)
19. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Philip Pullman (3/24/2018)
20. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3/30/3018) - REREAD
21.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey (4/4/2018)
22. A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott (4/9/2018)
23. The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy - Peter Temin (4/13/2018)
24. The History of Bees - Maja Lunde (4/15/2018)
25. Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey (4/18/2018)
26. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick
27. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
28. Discourses on Livy - Niccolo Machiavelli (trans Bondanella)
29. The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
30. Tomorrow's Eve - Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (trans Robert Martin Adams)
31. Last Speakers - K. David Harrison
32. Of Dogs and Walls - Yuko Tsushima (4/28/2018)
33. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (5/3/2018)
34. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey (5/15/2018)
35. Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry (5/15/2018)
36. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd (5/18/2018)
37. Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day - Becky Rapinchuk (5/19/2018)
38. The Masked CIty - Genevieve Cogman (5/20/2018)
39. Beauty and the Werewolf - Mercedes Lackey (5/24/2018) - REREAD
40. The Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman (5/26/2018)
41. Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House - Cheryl Mendelson (5/28/2018)
42. Anna and the King of Siam - Margaret Landon (6/1/2018)
43. The Lost Plot - Genevieve Cogman (6/2/2018)
44. Night - Elie Wiesel (6/2/2018)
45. Babylon's Ashes - James S.A. Corey (6/9/2018)
46. Primary Inversion - Catherine Asaro (6/14/2018)
47. Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing - Joe Domanick (6/16/2018)
48. The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House - Audre Lorde (6/17/2018)
49. The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde (6/17/2018)
50. Persepolis Rising - James S.A. Corey (6/22/2018)
51. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History - Robert Darnton (7/1/2018)
52. The Three Electro-Knights - Stanislaw Lem (7/2/2018)
53. A Gathering of Shadows - V.E. Schwab (7/3/2018)
54. Why Does the World Exist? - Jim Holt (7/6/2018)
55. The Skeleton's Holiday - Leonora Carrington (7/6/2018)
56. Lavinia - Ursula K. Le Guin (7/10/2018)
57. The Ten Thousand Things - Maria Dermout (7/15/2018)
58. A Conjuring of Light - V.E. Schwab (7/20/2018)
59. The Song of the Quarkbeast - Jasper Fforde (7/20/2018)
60. The Eye of Zoltar - Jasper Fforde (7/21/2018)
61. Slowing Down to the Speed of Life - Richard Carlson & Joseph Bailey (7/28/2018)
62. Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty (7/29/2018)
63. Valor - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/3/2018)
64. All Tomorrow's Parties - William Gibson (8/3/2018)
65. Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
66. Firefight - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
67. Calamity - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018)
68. Rain: A Natural and Cultural History - Cynthia Barnett (8/10/2018)
69. The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester (8/10/2018)
70. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night - Nicholas Rogers (8/12/2018)
71. Valor: Wands - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/12/2018)
72. A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin (8/13/2018)
73. Games Creatures Play - Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (8/17/2018)
74. Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter (8/18/2018)
75. The Snow Queen - Mercedes Lackey (8/21/2018) - REREAD
76. The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma (8/26/2018)
77. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Joanne Greenberg (8/29/2018)
78. Tempests and Slaughter - Tamora Pierce   (9/1/2018)

79. Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty (9/4/2018)
80. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (9/8/2018)
81. The Life You Can Save - Peter Singer (9/9/2018) - This was recommended to me by someone on the forums here.  I found it extremely preachy - the best bit was late in the book when the author admits that he doesn't even hold himself to the standard he's suggesting.  Basically boils down to you are an immoral, bad person if you don't donate every spare dollar to charity in poor countries, savings is immoral for the same reason, etc.
82. Passage to Liberty: The Story of Italian Immigration - A.Kenneth Ciongoli and Jay Parini (9/9/2018) - I thought this was going to be a solid non-fiction book on the history of Italian immigration, but it was actually a children't book.  Oops.
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #612 on: September 09, 2018, 08:32:28 AM »
1.   Bright Air Black – David Vann
2.   The Dispossessed – Ursula LeGuin
3.   The Lathe of Heaven – Ursula LeGuin
4.   Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri (reread)
5.   Another Brooklyn – Jacqueline Woodson
6.   Deep Work – Cal Newport
7.   Dignity – Ken Layne (reread)
8.   Daily Rituals – Mason Currey
9.   The Wellness Project – Phoebe Lapine
10.   The Woman in White – Willkie Collins
11.   Less – Andrew Sean Greer
12.   Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward
13.   Steering the Craft – Ursula LeGuin
14.   Catwings – Ursula LeGuin
15.   The Sellout – Paul Beatty
16.   Sacred Hunger – Barry Unsworth
17.   The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
18.   Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
19.   Lamb:  The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal – Christopher Moore
20.   The Book Thief -- Markus Zuzak


Update:

21.   Emerald City – Jennifer Egan
22.   Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris
23.   Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
24.   Fluent in 3 Months – Benny Lewis
25.   Fair Play – Tove Jansson
26.   The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
27.   The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning – Margareta Magnusson
28.   Helsinki Noir – various authors
29.   Questions of Travel:  William Morris in Iceland – William Morris
30.   Between the World and Me – Ta-Nahesi Coates


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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #613 on: September 10, 2018, 07:50:01 AM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
23. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
24. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
25. Find Her by Lisa Gardner
26. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
27. The Partner by John Grisham
28. Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell
29. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
30. Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich
31. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
32. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
33. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
34. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
35. Death Cure by James Dashner
36. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
37. Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise
38. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise
39. My not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
40. The Giver by Lois Lowry
41. Timeline by Michael Crichton

42. Behind her eyes by Sarah Pinborough

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #614 on: September 10, 2018, 10:38:57 AM »
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
3. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read in one night since it's been 20 years and my son was reading it in school)
8. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
9. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
11. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
13. All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (I WILL get through his complete works...eventually)
14. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
16. Here in Berlin by Cristina Garcia
17. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
18. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
19. Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames
20. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
21. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
22. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
23. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
24. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
25. Shattered Air by Bob Madgic
26. The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot
27. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
28. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
29. The Comedy of Errors by Willliam Shakespeare
30. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
31. Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
32. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
33. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
34. North by Scott and Jenny Jurek
35. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
36. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
37. Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
38. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
39. Educated by Tara Westover
40. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
41. White Noise by Don DeLillo
42. A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
43. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
44. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
45. It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
46. Watership Down by Richard Adams
47. A Girl's Guide to Missiles by Karen Piper

48. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
49. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #615 on: September 11, 2018, 07:50:31 AM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
14. Father Sergius and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
15. Secondhand Time - Svetlana Alexievich
16. The Man Without a Face - Masha Gessen
17. The Girl from the Metropol Hotel - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
18. Where the Jews Aren't - Masha Gessen
19. A Hero of Our Time - Mikhail Lermontov
20. The Romanovs: The Final Chapter - Robert K. Massie
21. Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
22. The Long Hangover - Shaun Walker
23. Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me - Teffi
24. Chernobyl: History of a Nuclear Catastrophe - Serhii Plokhy
25. Putinomics - Chris Miller
26. The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy
27. The Sword and the Shield - Christopher Andrew
28. Evgenii Onegin - Alexander Pushkin
29. The Putin Interviews - Oliver Stone
30. Words Will Break Cement - Masha Gessen
31. Voices from Chernobyl - Svetlana Alexievich

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #616 on: September 12, 2018, 11:34:06 AM »
1. A Torch Against The Night- Sabaa Tahir- 1/8/18
--I cannot wait until the next one. Excellent books.
2. Hounded - Kevin Hearne - 1/17/18
3. Hexed - Kevin Hearne- 1/23/18
--fun short reads. Doritos for the brain. Not quite as good as Dresden, but still entertaining.
4. Hammered- Kevin Hearne- 2/9/18
--this one wasn't quite as good at the first two, but it was readable. Hope the next is better again.
5. Lab Girl- Hope Jahren- 2/24/18
--God this took me forever. It just was not compelling for me. Got better at the half way point, but just not my cup of tea. My book club all loved it, though, so maybe I'm alone on this one! I think it would be way more interesting to people who haven't worked in research before, because it'd be 'exploring an unknown life' style.
6. Tricked- Kevin Hearne- 3/2/18
7. World War Z- Max Brooks - 3/5/18
--As always (it was a reread for book club), an excellent book.
8. Trapped- Kevin Hearne - 3/12/18
9. Hunted- Kevin Hearne - 3/23/18
10. Shattered- Kevin Hearne - 4/2/18
11. Staked - Kevin Hearne - 4/11/18
12. Beseiged- Kevin Hearne- 4/17/18
13. Scourged- Kevin Hearne- 4/25/18
14. The Maze Runner- James Dashner- 5/6/18 -- This was another re-read for book club. Still a good read. I'll probably not bother to read the whole series again- the first one really is the best one.
15. A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J Maas- 5/11/18 -- It was a compelling read, but not necessarily a good read. Ended up way more romance than action bend. Supposedly the second is better though, so I'll keep going.
16. A Court of Mist and Fury- Sarah J Maas - 5/19/18-- Definitely was better than the previous one. Not going to make it on a top YA series list for me, but good enough I'll finish out the series.
17. A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J Maas - 5/21/18 -- The best of the 3 so far I think. Less romance, more bloody fields of war. I can get behind that. =P
18. Meet the Frugalwoods - Elizabeth Willard Thames - 5/30/18 -- Good read if you're interested in them as people. Autobio, not a how-to. Fills in some timeline gaps from their blog on their life stories.
19. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld - 6/3/18 -- Read for book club. It was pretty good! Definitely more on the children's lit than the YA side for most of it, but a compelling read. Easy to predict though. Still, finding myself looking forward to getting past the book group meeting so I can read the next in the series.
20. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green - 6/10/18 --Never read a John Green novel, got this for free from Buy Nothing. It was okay, not stellar. In no rush to read any of his other books. Seems like it would be great for teens feeling disconnected from their peers.
21. A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J Maas - 6/19/18 - MEH. I should have stopped after the one before this.
22. Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Garbiel Garcia Marquez - 6/26/18 - Not as good as I remember it. Not that my Spanish is anywhere near the level anymore I could read it untranslated =(
23. Pretties- Scott Westerfeld- 7/4/18 - Still a fun series! Read for book club.
24. Alanna: The First Adventure - Tamora Pierce - 7/9/18
25. In The Hand of the Goddess - Tamora Pierce - 7/13/18
26. The life-changing magic of tidying up - Marie Kondo - abandoned 50% through on 7/19/18
27. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man - Tamora Pierce - 7/16/18
28. Lioness Rampant - Tamora Pierce - 7/21/18
29. Early Retirement Extreme - Jacob Fiskar - ~50% through. Very dense. Ended up abandoning it after a hiatus and lost my place.
30. Wild Magic - Tamora Pierce - 7/28/18
31. Wolf Speaker -Tamora Pierce - 8/1/18
32. Emperor Mage - Tamora Pierce - 8/5/18
33. A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking - got about 40% through, abandoned after book club meeting. 8/19/18
34. In The Realm of the Gods - Tamora Pierce - 8/10/18
35. Tempests and Slaughter- Tamora Pierce- 8/23/18 SO GOOD, as good as her original tortall stuff.

36. Frogkisser- Garth Nix- 9/7/18 - Turned out really good! Would recommend to girls 7-11 especially I think. I was unsure at first, but I ended up enjoying it a lot.
37. Decisive- Chip & Dan Heath - 9/12/18 - SUPREMELY useful book.
38. A Room of One's Own- Virginia Woolf - 0%
39. Crown Duel- Sherwood Smith - 25%
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #617 on: September 15, 2018, 06:25:13 AM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
23. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
24. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
25. Find Her by Lisa Gardner
26. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
27. The Partner by John Grisham
28. Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell
29. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
30. Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich
31. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
32. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
33. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
34. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
35. Death Cure by James Dashner
36. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
37. Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise
38. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise
39. My not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
40. The Giver by Lois Lowry
41. Timeline by Michael Crichton
42. Behind her eyes by Sarah Pinborough

43. The Run by Stuart Woods

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #618 on: September 16, 2018, 01:04:36 PM »
1. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock - Harvey Ussery (1/9/2018)
2. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson (1/19/2018)
3. The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss (1/21/2018)
4. Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Hoeg (1/23/2018)
5. Home Cheese Making - Ricki Carroll (1/25/2018)
6. A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab (1/26/2018)
7. Dead of Winter - Matt Lake, Susan Fair, Laurie Hull, H.W. Lawson, Brian Goodman (1/27/2018)
8. Coraline - Neil Gaiman (1/30/2018)
9. The Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka (2/5/2018)
10. Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (2/21/2018)
11. Purity - Jonathan Franzen (2/22/2018)
12.  Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville (2/27/2018)
13. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (3/4/2018)
14. Running & Being: The Total Experience - George Sheehan (3/7/2018)
15. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (3/10/2018)
16. Plato's Republic - trans. C. D. C. Reeve (3/17/2018)
17. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden (3/21/2018)
18. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (3/23/2018)
19. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Philip Pullman (3/24/2018)
20. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3/30/3018) - REREAD
21.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey (4/4/2018)
22. A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott (4/9/2018)
23. The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy - Peter Temin (4/13/2018)
24. The History of Bees - Maja Lunde (4/15/2018)
25. Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey (4/18/2018)
26. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick
27. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
28. Discourses on Livy - Niccolo Machiavelli (trans Bondanella)
29. The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
30. Tomorrow's Eve - Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (trans Robert Martin Adams)
31. Last Speakers - K. David Harrison
32. Of Dogs and Walls - Yuko Tsushima (4/28/2018)
33. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (5/3/2018)
34. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey (5/15/2018)
35. Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry (5/15/2018)
36. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd (5/18/2018)
37. Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day - Becky Rapinchuk (5/19/2018)
38. The Masked CIty - Genevieve Cogman (5/20/2018)
39. Beauty and the Werewolf - Mercedes Lackey (5/24/2018) - REREAD
40. The Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman (5/26/2018)
41. Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House - Cheryl Mendelson (5/28/2018)
42. Anna and the King of Siam - Margaret Landon (6/1/2018)
43. The Lost Plot - Genevieve Cogman (6/2/2018)
44. Night - Elie Wiesel (6/2/2018)
45. Babylon's Ashes - James S.A. Corey (6/9/2018)
46. Primary Inversion - Catherine Asaro (6/14/2018)
47. Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing - Joe Domanick (6/16/2018)
48. The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House - Audre Lorde (6/17/2018)
49. The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde (6/17/2018)
50. Persepolis Rising - James S.A. Corey (6/22/2018)
51. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History - Robert Darnton (7/1/2018)
52. The Three Electro-Knights - Stanislaw Lem (7/2/2018)
53. A Gathering of Shadows - V.E. Schwab (7/3/2018)
54. Why Does the World Exist? - Jim Holt (7/6/2018)
55. The Skeleton's Holiday - Leonora Carrington (7/6/2018)
56. Lavinia - Ursula K. Le Guin (7/10/2018)
57. The Ten Thousand Things - Maria Dermout (7/15/2018)
58. A Conjuring of Light - V.E. Schwab (7/20/2018)
59. The Song of the Quarkbeast - Jasper Fforde (7/20/2018)
60. The Eye of Zoltar - Jasper Fforde (7/21/2018)
61. Slowing Down to the Speed of Life - Richard Carlson & Joseph Bailey (7/28/2018)
62. Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty (7/29/2018)
63. Valor - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/3/2018)
64. All Tomorrow's Parties - William Gibson (8/3/2018)
65. Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
66. Firefight - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
67. Calamity - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018)
68. Rain: A Natural and Cultural History - Cynthia Barnett (8/10/2018)
69. The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester (8/10/2018)
70. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night - Nicholas Rogers (8/12/2018)
71. Valor: Wands - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/12/2018)
72. A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin (8/13/2018)
73. Games Creatures Play - Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (8/17/2018)
74. Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter (8/18/2018)
75. The Snow Queen - Mercedes Lackey (8/21/2018) - REREAD
76. The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma (8/26/2018)
77. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Joanne Greenberg (8/29/2018)
78. Tempests and Slaughter - Tamora Pierce   (9/1/2018)
79. Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty (9/4/2018)
80. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (9/8/2018)
81. The Life You Can Save - Peter Singer (9/9/2018)
82. Passage to Liberty: The Story of Italian Immigration - A.Kenneth Ciongoli and Jay Parini (9/9/2018)

83. The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin (8/15/2018) - I've been meaning to read this forever, and boy was it worth it.  Fantastic book.  I need to read more Le Guin.
84. Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World - Dan Koeppel (8/16/2018) - Quick read, and a bit meandering, but engaging and informative.
85. How Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine - Danielle Ofri (8/16/2018) - Another quick read, and an interesting perspective with some solid recommendations for improvement.

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« Reply #619 on: September 17, 2018, 09:14:20 AM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
14. Father Sergius and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
15. Secondhand Time - Svetlana Alexievich
16. The Man Without a Face - Masha Gessen
17. The Girl from the Metropol Hotel - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
18. Where the Jews Aren't - Masha Gessen
19. A Hero of Our Time - Mikhail Lermontov
20. The Romanovs: The Final Chapter - Robert K. Massie
21. Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
22. The Long Hangover - Shaun Walker
23. Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me - Teffi
24. Chernobyl: History of a Nuclear Catastrophe - Serhii Plokhy
25. Putinomics - Chris Miller
26. The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy
27. The Sword and the Shield - Christopher Andrew
28. Evgenii Onegin - Alexander Pushkin
29. The Putin Interviews - Oliver Stone
30. Words Will Break Cement - Masha Gessen
31. Voices from Chernobyl - Svetlana Alexievich
32. Catherine the Great - Robert Massie

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« Reply #620 on: September 17, 2018, 12:24:09 PM »
1. Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin (library)
2. A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf (library)
3. The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley (library)
4. The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Joshua Hammer (mine)
5. The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok, trans. Ben Waggoner (mine)
6. Practical Sigil Magic, Frater U.:D.: (pdf)
7. The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne Valente (library)
8. What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah (library)
9. Loitering with Intent, Muriel Spark (library)
10. Everfair, Nisi Shawl (library)
11. Bobbed Hair and Bath-tub Gin, Marion Meade (library)
12. Ghost Talkers, Mary Robinette Kowal  (mine)
13. Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber (mine)
14. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed)
15. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen with Juliet Stevenson (mine)
16. Earth Power, Scott Cunningham (mine)
17. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (library)
18. Voyage of the Basilisk, Marie Brennan (mine)
19. Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman (mine)
20. Beneath a Sugar Sky, Seanan McGuire (mine)
21. Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Seanan McGuire (mine)
22. The Sky is Yours, Chandler Klang-Smith (mine)
23. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell (library)
24. An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon (library)
25. Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats, Jerry Belanger (library)
26. Goblin Market and Other Poems, Christina Rossetti (mine)
27. The Lamb Will Slaughter The Lion, Margaret Killjoy (library)
28. Women and Power: A Manifesto, Mary Beard (mine)
29. The Barrow Will Send What It May, Margaret Killjoy (library)
30. People of the North, Matthew Goodall (mine)
31. The Devourers, Indra Das (mine)
32. Reign of Winter Player's Guide, Adam Diagle (mine)
33. Rise of the Runelords Player's Guide, Wesley Schneider (mine)
34. The Winged Histories, Sofia Samatar (mine)
35. Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber (library)
36. Unraveled Sleeve, Monica Ferris (library)

37. Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado (library). A truly gorgeous collection -- full of questions about the ways in which women navigate their bodies and their worlds, wrapped up in a delicious covering of speculative fiction.
38. The Best American Essays 2017, ed. Leslie Jamison (mine). Very good collection; this year's was very politically oriented, as might be expected. Some really lovely essays in this one.
39. Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly (mine). A ton of fun; I enjoyed the movie and enjoyed this more. I had a great time getting into the women and their stories, and how those tied to the social milieu of the time. Highly recommended reading for anyone who's not black and wants to learn more about black history.
40. On Tyranny, Timothy Snyder (library). Chilling and spot on and I may actually buy a copy of this one.
41. Passing, Nella Larsen (mine). A novel that I appreciated more than I enjoyed. Worth reading, but for the historical and discussion value more than for the pleasure.

Currently reading:
The Oxford Book of American Essays, Matthew Brander (mine)
Gardening When It Counts, Steve Solomon (library)
The History Boys, Alan Bennett (borrowed)

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« Reply #621 on: September 17, 2018, 12:27:42 PM »
1. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Finished 1/14/18
2. How to Make Your Money Last by Jane Bryant Quinn - Finished 1/16/18
3. Animal Farm by George Orwell - Finished 1/20/18
4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin - Finished 2/7/18
5. J is for Judgement by Sue Grafton - Finished 2/9/18
6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Finished 2/20/18
7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Finished 3/3/18 (re-read)
8. Cress by Marissa Meyer - Finished 3/8/18 (re-read)
9. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/17/18
10. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Finished 3/21/18
11. L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/30/18
12. Candide by Voltaire - Finished 4/6/18
13. M is for Malice by Sue Grafton - Finished 5/2/2018
14. Wild by Cheryl Strayed - Finished 5/3/2018
15. Winter by Marissa Meyer - (re-read) Finished 6/9/2018
16. N is for Noose by Sue Grafton - Finished 6/14/2018
17. Heartless by Marissa Meyer - Finished 6/27/2018
18. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Finished 7/9/2018
19. Renegades by Marissa Meyer - Finished 8/12/2018
20. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore - Finished 9/15/2018

21. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Currently Reading
22. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Currently Reading

20/50 falling far behind!

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« Reply #622 on: September 17, 2018, 02:19:36 PM »
@haypug16 How did you like Radium Girls? I'm considering audiobooking it.

@Raenia I need to read Left Hand of Darkness! I love LeGuin, but find that it takes me forever to read her really good meaty books -- I apparently need several minutes per page in order to ponder everything...

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« Reply #623 on: September 17, 2018, 03:17:42 PM »
@haypug16 How did you like Radium Girls? I'm considering audiobooking it.

I loved it! Five stars! It was very interesting and also emotional. The author did a great job of making these women come to life and sharing their stories. Highly recommended.

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« Reply #624 on: September 19, 2018, 09:53:13 AM »
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
3. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read in one night since it's been 20 years and my son was reading it in school)
8. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
9. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
11. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
13. All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (I WILL get through his complete works...eventually)
14. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
16. Here in Berlin by Cristina Garcia
17. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
18. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
19. Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames
20. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
21. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
22. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
23. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
24. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
25. Shattered Air by Bob Madgic
26. The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot
27. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
28. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
29. The Comedy of Errors by Willliam Shakespeare
30. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
31. Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
32. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
33. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
34. North by Scott and Jenny Jurek
35. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
36. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
37. Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
38. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
39. Educated by Tara Westover
40. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
41. White Noise by Don DeLillo
42. A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
43. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
44. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
45. It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
46. Watership Down by Richard Adams
47. A Girl's Guide to Missiles by Karen Piper
48. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
49. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

50. Mysterium: A Novel by Susan Froderberg
51. The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire by Deborah Baker

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« Reply #625 on: September 19, 2018, 03:21:18 PM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
23. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
24. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
25. Find Her by Lisa Gardner
26. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
27. The Partner by John Grisham
28. Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell
29. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
30. Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich
31. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
32. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
33. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
34. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
35. Death Cure by James Dashner
36. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
37. Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise
38. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise
39. My not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
40. The Giver by Lois Lowry
41. Timeline by Michael Crichton
42. Behind her eyes by Sarah Pinborough
43. The Run by Stuart Woods

44. In The Clearing by Robert Dugoni

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« Reply #626 on: September 19, 2018, 04:03:36 PM »
1. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock - Harvey Ussery (1/9/2018)
2. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson (1/19/2018)
3. The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss (1/21/2018)
4. Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Hoeg (1/23/2018)
5. Home Cheese Making - Ricki Carroll (1/25/2018)
6. A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab (1/26/2018)
7. Dead of Winter - Matt Lake, Susan Fair, Laurie Hull, H.W. Lawson, Brian Goodman (1/27/2018)
8. Coraline - Neil Gaiman (1/30/2018)
9. The Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka (2/5/2018)
10. Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (2/21/2018)
11. Purity - Jonathan Franzen (2/22/2018)
12.  Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville (2/27/2018)
13. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (3/4/2018)
14. Running & Being: The Total Experience - George Sheehan (3/7/2018)
15. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (3/10/2018)
16. Plato's Republic - trans. C. D. C. Reeve (3/17/2018)
17. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden (3/21/2018)
18. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (3/23/2018)
19. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Philip Pullman (3/24/2018)
20. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3/30/3018) - REREAD
21.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey (4/4/2018)
22. A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott (4/9/2018)
23. The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy - Peter Temin (4/13/2018)
24. The History of Bees - Maja Lunde (4/15/2018)
25. Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey (4/18/2018)
26. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick
27. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
28. Discourses on Livy - Niccolo Machiavelli (trans Bondanella)
29. The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
30. Tomorrow's Eve - Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (trans Robert Martin Adams)
31. Last Speakers - K. David Harrison
32. Of Dogs and Walls - Yuko Tsushima (4/28/2018)
33. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (5/3/2018)
34. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey (5/15/2018)
35. Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry (5/15/2018)
36. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd (5/18/2018)
37. Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day - Becky Rapinchuk (5/19/2018)
38. The Masked CIty - Genevieve Cogman (5/20/2018)
39. Beauty and the Werewolf - Mercedes Lackey (5/24/2018) - REREAD
40. The Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman (5/26/2018)
41. Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House - Cheryl Mendelson (5/28/2018)
42. Anna and the King of Siam - Margaret Landon (6/1/2018)
43. The Lost Plot - Genevieve Cogman (6/2/2018)
44. Night - Elie Wiesel (6/2/2018)
45. Babylon's Ashes - James S.A. Corey (6/9/2018)
46. Primary Inversion - Catherine Asaro (6/14/2018)
47. Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing - Joe Domanick (6/16/2018)
48. The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House - Audre Lorde (6/17/2018)
49. The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde (6/17/2018)
50. Persepolis Rising - James S.A. Corey (6/22/2018)
51. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History - Robert Darnton (7/1/2018)
52. The Three Electro-Knights - Stanislaw Lem (7/2/2018)
53. A Gathering of Shadows - V.E. Schwab (7/3/2018)
54. Why Does the World Exist? - Jim Holt (7/6/2018)
55. The Skeleton's Holiday - Leonora Carrington (7/6/2018)
56. Lavinia - Ursula K. Le Guin (7/10/2018)
57. The Ten Thousand Things - Maria Dermout (7/15/2018)
58. A Conjuring of Light - V.E. Schwab (7/20/2018)
59. The Song of the Quarkbeast - Jasper Fforde (7/20/2018)
60. The Eye of Zoltar - Jasper Fforde (7/21/2018)
61. Slowing Down to the Speed of Life - Richard Carlson & Joseph Bailey (7/28/2018)
62. Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty (7/29/2018)
63. Valor - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/3/2018)
64. All Tomorrow's Parties - William Gibson (8/3/2018)
65. Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
66. Firefight - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
67. Calamity - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018)
68. Rain: A Natural and Cultural History - Cynthia Barnett (8/10/2018)
69. The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester (8/10/2018)
70. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night - Nicholas Rogers (8/12/2018)
71. Valor: Wands - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/12/2018)
72. A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin (8/13/2018)
73. Games Creatures Play - Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (8/17/2018)
74. Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter (8/18/2018)
75. The Snow Queen - Mercedes Lackey (8/21/2018) - REREAD
76. The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma (8/26/2018)
77. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Joanne Greenberg (8/29/2018)
78. Tempests and Slaughter - Tamora Pierce   (9/1/2018)
79. Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty (9/4/2018)
80. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (9/8/2018)
81. The Life You Can Save - Peter Singer (9/9/2018)
82. Passage to Liberty: The Story of Italian Immigration - A.Kenneth Ciongoli and Jay Parini (9/9/2018)
83. The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin (8/15/2018)
84. Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World - Dan Koeppel (8/16/2018)
85. How Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine - Danielle Ofri (8/16/2018)

86. One Good Knight - Mercedes Lackey (9/18/2018) - REREAD
87. The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking - Oliver Burkeman (9/18/2018) - Good, but nothing new.  A focus on Stoicism, mindfulness, etc.
88. Psychoshop - Alfred Bester and Roger Zelazny (9/19/2018) - Really fun sci-fi book, a good read.

@diapasoun That's exactly how I feel about Le Guin.  Left Hand of Darkness has been on my list for yeeears, but I'd been putting it off because I knew it was going to take an effort to read.  Totally worth it once I got started, though.

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« Reply #627 on: September 19, 2018, 06:32:13 PM »
1. Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (Robert Wright) *IMO very good!
2. Plastic Free : How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too (Beth Terry)
3. Taking the Leap : Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears (Pema Chodron)
4. Sapiens : A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Hurari)
5. Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement (Katy Bowman)
6. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (Margareta Magnusson)
7. The Year of Less  (Cait Flanders)
8. The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection (Scott C. Anderson) *quite liked this, neuroscience and food
9. Why Isn't My Brain Working: Brain decline and effective strategies to recover your brain's health ( Datis Kharrazian)
10. The Back of the Turtle (Thomas King)
11. The War of Art  (Steven Pressfield)
12. Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (Andrew Hallam)
13. Homo Deus : A Brief History of Tomorrow (Yuval Noah Harari)
14. Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression--and the Unexpected Solutions (Johann Hari)
15. Spark : The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain  (John J. Ratey)
16. Tonglen: The Path of Transformation (Pema Chodron)--a more advanced meditation style than I am currently at
17. The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
18. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (Daniel. H. Pink)
19. What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength (Scott Carney)
20. Every Word Is A Bird We Teach To Sing : Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language (Daniel Tammet)
21. The Transformation Power of Fasting (Stephen Harrod Buhner)
22. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha (Tara Brach)
23. Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road (Kate Harris) **beautifully written, intelligent adventure story
24. Fifteen Dogs (Andre Alexis)
25. Microadventures: Local Discoveries, Great Escapes (Alastair Humphries)
26. The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere (Pico Iyer)-lovely book
27. The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North (Beverly Gray)
28. The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living (Meik Wiking)
29. What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky (Lesley Nneka Arimah)
30. Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit)
31. A Monks Guide to a Clean House and Mind (Shoukei Matsumoto)
32. A Mind at Home with Itself (Byron Katie & Stephen Mitchell)
33. Abandon: A Romance (Pico Iyer)
34. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
35. The Heart of Zen (Junpo Denis Kelly Roshi & Keith Martin-Smith) *didn't quite finish
36. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Robin Wall Kimmerer)
37. Solitude: A Singular Life in a Crowded World ( Michael Harris)
38. Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive (Mark. L Winston)
39. Devotion (Patti Smith)
40. The Order of Time (Carlo Rovelli)
41. Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman (Yvon Choinard)
42. The Power (Naomi Alderman)
43. End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage and Motherhood (Jan Redford)
44. Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border (Porter Fox)
45. Pachinko (Min Jin Lee)
46. The Marrow Thieves (Cherie Dimaline)**amazing read, YA.  Post-apocolyptic tale, young First Nations protagonist
47. The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom (Joan Halifax)
48. Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation (Sharon Salzberg)
49. The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries on the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity (Norman Doidge)
50. Son Of A Trickster (Eden Robinson)
51. Tools of Titans (Tim Ferris)--didn't quite finish this or the next, but 80% for both
52. This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol (Annie Grace)

working on..
53. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence (Michael Pollan)
54. Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
55. Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Courage and Fear Meet (Roshi Joan Halifax)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #628 on: September 24, 2018, 08:34:55 AM »
1. Worm - Wildbow
2. Celebrating silence - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #629 on: September 24, 2018, 11:41:00 AM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
14. Father Sergius and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
15. Secondhand Time - Svetlana Alexievich
16. The Man Without a Face - Masha Gessen
17. The Girl from the Metropol Hotel - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
18. Where the Jews Aren't - Masha Gessen
19. A Hero of Our Time - Mikhail Lermontov
20. The Romanovs: The Final Chapter - Robert K. Massie
21. Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
22. The Long Hangover - Shaun Walker
23. Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me - Teffi
24. Chernobyl: History of a Nuclear Catastrophe - Serhii Plokhy
25. Putinomics - Chris Miller
26. The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy
27. The Sword and the Shield - Christopher Andrew
28. Evgenii Onegin - Alexander Pushkin
29. The Putin Interviews - Oliver Stone
30. Words Will Break Cement - Masha Gessen
31. Voices from Chernobyl - Svetlana Alexievich
32. Catherine the Great - Robert Massie
33. Snowdrops - A.D. Miller

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #630 on: September 24, 2018, 11:47:25 AM »
1. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Finished 1/14/18
2. How to Make Your Money Last by Jane Bryant Quinn - Finished 1/16/18
3. Animal Farm by George Orwell - Finished 1/20/18
4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin - Finished 2/7/18
5. J is for Judgement by Sue Grafton - Finished 2/9/18
6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Finished 2/20/18
7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Finished 3/3/18 (re-read)
8. Cress by Marissa Meyer - Finished 3/8/18 (re-read)
9. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/17/18
10. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Finished 3/21/18
11. L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/30/18
12. Candide by Voltaire - Finished 4/6/18
13. M is for Malice by Sue Grafton - Finished 5/2/2018
14. Wild by Cheryl Strayed - Finished 5/3/2018
15. Winter by Marissa Meyer - (re-read) Finished 6/9/2018
16. N is for Noose by Sue Grafton - Finished 6/14/2018
17. Heartless by Marissa Meyer - Finished 6/27/2018
18. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Finished 7/9/2018
19. Renegades by Marissa Meyer - Finished 8/12/2018
20. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore - Finished 9/15/2018
21. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Finished 9/21/2018

22. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Currently Reading
23. The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore - Currently Reading

21/50

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #631 on: September 25, 2018, 10:50:27 AM »
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
3. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read in one night since it's been 20 years and my son was reading it in school)
8. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
9. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
11. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
13. All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (I WILL get through his complete works...eventually)
14. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
16. Here in Berlin by Cristina Garcia
17. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
18. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
19. Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames
20. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
21. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
22. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
23. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
24. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
25. Shattered Air by Bob Madgic
26. The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot
27. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
28. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
29. The Comedy of Errors by Willliam Shakespeare
30. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
31. Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
32. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
33. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
34. North by Scott and Jenny Jurek
35. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
36. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
37. Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
38. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
39. Educated by Tara Westover
40. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
41. White Noise by Don DeLillo
42. A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
43. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
44. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
45. It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
46. Watership Down by Richard Adams
47. A Girl's Guide to Missiles by Karen Piper
48. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
49. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
50. Mysterium: A Novel by Susan Froderberg
51. The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire by Deborah Baker

52. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

I got a kindle for Christmas 2015 (that I bought for myself on sale for $100), and I have been keeping track of what I have saved by checking ebooks out from the library instead of buying them. I was astounded this morning to see that I have now read $1077.75 worth of ebooks from the library since January 2016 when I discovered library ebooks thanks to someone in the FIRE community online. I have always been reluctant to check out actual books (I did read one this year, $6.19 saved vs. buying) because I was afraid I would lose them or they would get ruined in my house with kids. Or, there's always the bedbug horror story. I have absolutely re-kindled (sorry) my love of reading these past almost three years. I'm embarrassed to see I only have 360 books on Goodreads; just the ones I've read the past few years and the ones I specifically remember back as far as I can remember. My goal is to break 1000 before I turn 50 in another ten years. I have come across so many good books thanks to you all here. Looking forward to seeing how many more books I can squeeze in this year now that I'm past my 50 goal. :)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #632 on: September 25, 2018, 07:07:27 PM »
1. A Torch Against The Night- Sabaa Tahir- 1/8/18
--I cannot wait until the next one. Excellent books.
2. Hounded - Kevin Hearne - 1/17/18
3. Hexed - Kevin Hearne- 1/23/18
--fun short reads. Doritos for the brain. Not quite as good as Dresden, but still entertaining.
4. Hammered- Kevin Hearne- 2/9/18
--this one wasn't quite as good at the first two, but it was readable. Hope the next is better again.
5. Lab Girl- Hope Jahren- 2/24/18
--God this took me forever. It just was not compelling for me. Got better at the half way point, but just not my cup of tea. My book club all loved it, though, so maybe I'm alone on this one! I think it would be way more interesting to people who haven't worked in research before, because it'd be 'exploring an unknown life' style.
6. Tricked- Kevin Hearne- 3/2/18
7. World War Z- Max Brooks - 3/5/18
--As always (it was a reread for book club), an excellent book.
8. Trapped- Kevin Hearne - 3/12/18
9. Hunted- Kevin Hearne - 3/23/18
10. Shattered- Kevin Hearne - 4/2/18
11. Staked - Kevin Hearne - 4/11/18
12. Beseiged- Kevin Hearne- 4/17/18
13. Scourged- Kevin Hearne- 4/25/18
14. The Maze Runner- James Dashner- 5/6/18 -- This was another re-read for book club. Still a good read. I'll probably not bother to read the whole series again- the first one really is the best one.
15. A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J Maas- 5/11/18 -- It was a compelling read, but not necessarily a good read. Ended up way more romance than action bend. Supposedly the second is better though, so I'll keep going.
16. A Court of Mist and Fury- Sarah J Maas - 5/19/18-- Definitely was better than the previous one. Not going to make it on a top YA series list for me, but good enough I'll finish out the series.
17. A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J Maas - 5/21/18 -- The best of the 3 so far I think. Less romance, more bloody fields of war. I can get behind that. =P
18. Meet the Frugalwoods - Elizabeth Willard Thames - 5/30/18 -- Good read if you're interested in them as people. Autobio, not a how-to. Fills in some timeline gaps from their blog on their life stories.
19. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld - 6/3/18 -- Read for book club. It was pretty good! Definitely more on the children's lit than the YA side for most of it, but a compelling read. Easy to predict though. Still, finding myself looking forward to getting past the book group meeting so I can read the next in the series.
20. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green - 6/10/18 --Never read a John Green novel, got this for free from Buy Nothing. It was okay, not stellar. In no rush to read any of his other books. Seems like it would be great for teens feeling disconnected from their peers.
21. A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J Maas - 6/19/18 - MEH. I should have stopped after the one before this.
22. Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Garbiel Garcia Marquez - 6/26/18 - Not as good as I remember it. Not that my Spanish is anywhere near the level anymore I could read it untranslated =(
23. Pretties- Scott Westerfeld- 7/4/18 - Still a fun series! Read for book club.
24. Alanna: The First Adventure - Tamora Pierce - 7/9/18
25. In The Hand of the Goddess - Tamora Pierce - 7/13/18
26. The life-changing magic of tidying up - Marie Kondo - abandoned 50% through on 7/19/18
27. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man - Tamora Pierce - 7/16/18
28. Lioness Rampant - Tamora Pierce - 7/21/18
29. Early Retirement Extreme - Jacob Fiskar - ~50% through. Very dense. Ended up abandoning it after a hiatus and lost my place.
30. Wild Magic - Tamora Pierce - 7/28/18
31. Wolf Speaker -Tamora Pierce - 8/1/18
32. Emperor Mage - Tamora Pierce - 8/5/18
33. A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking - got about 40% through, abandoned after book club meeting. 8/19/18
34. In The Realm of the Gods - Tamora Pierce - 8/10/18
35. Tempests and Slaughter- Tamora Pierce- 8/23/18 SO GOOD, as good as her original tortall stuff.
36. Frogkisser- Garth Nix- 9/7/18 - Turned out really good! Would recommend to girls 7-11 especially I think. I was unsure at first, but I ended up enjoying it a lot.
37. Decisive- Chip & Dan Heath - 9/12/18 - SUPREMELY useful book.

38. Crown Duel- Sherwood Smith - 9/24/18
39. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #633 on: September 25, 2018, 07:15:03 PM »
72.  Martha Wells, Artificial Condition and Rogue Protocol (Murderbot Diaries)
73.  Charles Finch, A Beautiful Blue Death
74.  Sherry Thomas, A Conspiracy in Belgravia
75.  Alison Green, Ask a Manager:  How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #634 on: September 26, 2018, 12:12:17 AM »
I had to go back too far to get my last post, I've been SLACKING HARD!!

1. Cane River - this was for a book club, which is the only reason I finished it. Five hundred pages of depressing slavery historical fiction, ranging from super depressing slave rape and torture to slightly-less-depressing institutional racism by the end of the saga. Would not recommend.
2. The Road Less Traveled - this is a psychology cult classic from the 70s that's fun to read. In one chapter he mentions in a footnote that "the only healthy marriage is an open marriage." Lol, the seventies were awesome.
3. Down Among the Sticks and Bones - a well-written and darkly funny YA fantasy novella. Think CS Lewis with vampires.
4. The Hating Game - this was just a bubble gum contemporary romcom about a love-hate-love relationship. Super fast and sexy read, recommended as a nice beach read if you like romance.
5. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - How did I end up reading so much YA at the beginning of this year? I don't even particularly like YA, these were all recommended to me. This was a fun romp of pirates and highwaymen and gay interracial relationships in the 1800s, but it was very very YA. I can't even put my finger on what "Very YA" means, but whatever it was, this book was that. My next read is YA, too, then I think I'm done for a while. I think it's the quirkiness that gets me. Everyone is so goddamn quirky in YA books.
6. Jane Unlimited - ugh, another YA, this one with a quirky main character who makes artsy umbrellas. Four mentions of Doctor Who in the first half of the book, how weird and nerdy lolol!!! I'm so done with YA.
7. Dead Wake - okay, this one is historical fiction about the Lusitania. I don't know history so this is always good for me. Plus Erik Larsen is the tits, this was a guaranteed Good Book after my latest string of failures. This book is not quite as good as his epicly awesome Devil in the White City that I love love loved, but it's still good and suspenseful.
8.The Duke and I - Regency romance, definitely more erotic than Jane Austen. Fun and light but not particularly great. Recommended all over the place as one of the best contemporary-written regency romances, which probably means I just don't really like this genre. I love Jane Austen, though, oh well.
9.Paris To the Moon - Another French travelogue about an American moving his family to Paris. Funny, well-written, but not epically hilarious like my favorite of this genre, Toujours Provence.
10. Drop the Ball - nonfiction, about how women need to stop trying to do it all. Kind of a companion book to Lean In, which I also didn't like. This book just feels repetitive. It did get my husband and I to make a spreadsheet for our grocery lists, though.
11. A Man Called Ove - another book club read, I guess it was a movie? Anyway, it made me ugly cry at the end although the opening chapters were hard for me to get into. Old grumpy man inspirational lit, I would classify it.
12. The Artist's Way - I am not in the right spot to get into this kind of book, in that I have a toddler and would love to do "morning pages" but it's clear from the way this author writes that she cannot imagine not having alone time every day. Well, bully for her. I'll pick this back up in a few years.
13. Designs for Living and Learning - really great book about childhood learning environments. Gave me a bunch to think about as I create living spaces for my young toddler.
14. Voyage  -a play by Tom Stoppard that's a witty sendup of every Russian play from the greats. Lots of philosophizing and wordplay, but not nearly as entertaining as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which everyone should read (and watch the movie version!) if they have ever read Hamlet. For you Game of Thrones fans out there, Jorah is Hamlet, and that should seal the deal. He also wrote Shakespeare in Love which was a fun screenplay.
15. Chrysalis - nonfiction, an account of female naturalist Maria Meriam. The book I'm writing is going to have a main character named after her, so I thought I'd do some research. Really interesting so far, she was a gifted artist and scientist back when science was stuck more in naming and classifying rather than experimenting. Makes me excited to write my book!
16. The Kingmaker's Daughter - historical fiction by the same woman who wrote The Other Boleyn Girl which I loved. This was a great book, made even greater by the fact that I don't know any history at all. What will happen to Anne and Richard? I don't know, it's a mystery! Makes reading historical fiction all the better, imo.
16b. The Shadow of the Wind - I... really didn't like this. I didn't even finish it, so that's why it's going on the list as 16b. Just awful, pretentious writing. Maybe it's the translation? I had high hopes and a lot of people recommended it, but I found it utterly lacking.
17. The Refrigerator Monologues - On recommendation by this thread. I didn't really care for this one, maybe because I don't know an awful lot about comics. Most of the characters had the same voice, there weren't any great new perspectives. I dunno, I might have been in the wrong frame of mind for this.
18. The Whole-Brain Child - Some really good suggestions for how to handle parenting decisions, based on brain science of developing children. Some of it was for older kids so not quite as useful, but a lot of excellent practical advice for toddler meltdowns, etc. We have been lucky so far with our kid (not quite 2!) but I'm sure she'll be testing our patience soon enough so I want to be prepared.
19. Transatlantic - Another historical fiction about Ireland, transatlantic flight, Frederick Douglass, and some other things that are not really interesting to me. Also the author uses way too many. Sentence fragments. For dramatic effect. And I'm sick of it.
20. Brain on Fire - Nonfiction account of a NY Post journalist who went crazy due to a rare form of encephalitis. Super interesting, like reading a House episode. Ending kind of dragged on weakly but otherwise very engaging.
21. The Philosophical Baby - An overview of studies on the cognitive and emotional capabilities of developing babies. I liked it, but not a lot of good parenting takeaways other than "don't neglect your baby".
22. The Importance of Being Earnest   -Reread this one for funsies. It was fun, like all Wilde is fun.
23. Lady Windemere's Fan - Oh, so fun!
24. The Thirteenth Tale - Solid meh. Gothic mystery type book, very debut-novel in that there's lots of meta-commentary on books and reading and literature. I did the same thing in my debut novel, and I cringe whenever I read it somewhere else. Too long for not enough payoff and I guessed the ending.
25. The Wizard of Earthsea -Thanks to whoever recommended this one in this thread. Leguin is amazing but I've only read The Left Hand Side of Darkness by her and I need to read more. I didn't realize it was YA but I just ran through it super fast.
26. All Our Wrong Todays - GREAT time travel romance book, really really fun. If Chuck Palahniuk wrote The Time Traveller's Wife, this is what it would have turned out as.
27.The Girl Who Drew Butterflies - another biography of Maria Merian as research, YA stuff so very light. My toddler liked looking at all the pictures of butterflies, haha.
28.Superintelligence - Holy moly, this is a fascinating book. Regardless of when you think the singularity will come, there are risks associated with AI and this book does a great job of giving an overview of possible pitfalls where our world will be turned into a ball of paperclips... or something. Really interesting if you're at all into artificial intelligence.
29.Parenting in the Digital Age - pretty much a memoir of an advertising/TV guy with some little parenting stuff thrown in with plenty of unsourced speculative assertions. Fun to read, but just about useless when it comes to making evidence based decisions.
30.How to Raise a Child with a High EQ - that's an "emotional quotient", and it's pretty straightforward stuff, lots of repetition I'd already read in books about positive parenting and emotional discipline. Also not super useful until my kid gets a bit older. 
31.Evening Star - Oh, my freaking god, this book is amazing. Larry McMurty is the guy who wrote Lonesome Dove and Terms of Endearment, and this book was actually a sequel to the latter but it didn't read like a sequel at all. It was amazing, poignant, and made me ugly cry at the end, and then again at midnight when I woke up and thought about the book, and probably a couple more times in the future if I'm being honest here. Great writing, characters, interesting take on how relationships work. BEST BOOK SO FAR ON MY LIST.
32. How to Create a Mind - by Ray Kurzweil, of singularity fame. Really interesting look at how artificial intelligence has come so far and the path it has to go. Highly recommend to anyone interested in AI.
33. The Parent's Tao Te Ching - Eh, I liked The Tao of Pooh better. This just seems like a weird adaptation of the TTC so that someone could dole out parenting advice. And as a depressed person, advice like "Be happy and your children will be happy" just makes me feel more depressed that I'm fucking up this whole parenting thing.
34. The Master Algorithm - Not as interesting as the Kurzweil AI book, kind of a summary of different styles of machine learning which is interesting in parts but gets somewhat dry. I guess I'm not as into ML as I thought I was.
35. Swamplandia! - What a weird book. I liked it, kind of reminded me of Geek Love (which, if you need a great book that's like magical realism about a wacky circus family, that is the book for you). Had a lot of weird characters and good writing, but it turned into a weird rape thing at the end which I dunno, felt off from the rest of the book and just didn't work well in the plot imo.
36. The Hotel Du Lac - really strange literary book. Kind of felt like a short story in that every sentence seemed to mean more than surface level. The protagonist felt weirdly relatable, being a trashy romance author who doesn't like trashy romance and hates being around people and is emotionally numb, haha kill me now.
37. In One Person - a fun John Irving read, if you like Irving you'll like it and that's about all I can say! If you haven't read Irving, start with Garp or Prayer for Owen Meany.
38. The Lies of Locke Lamora SO MUCH FUN! A crime caper in a fantasy world, so fast paced it flew by at 700 pages. This is going to be my go-to for recommending people try out fantasy if they want something more serious than Discworld.
39. Oh Crap! Potty Training I'll let you know if this book is good after we implement it. EDIT: VERY GOOD, A++, WOULD POTTY TRAIN AGAIN
40. The Signature of All Things - The first half of this book was amazing. In the second half of the book, the heroine has an orgasm just by holding hands with this guy, and then they read each other's minds, and then he refuses to have sex with her so she sends him to Tahiti and then he dies, and she finds paintings of his gay Tahitian lover and so she goes to find him and then sucks the Tahitian guy's cock and describes it as "an almsgiving" when he comes in her mouth, and it's just like holy fuck what is this book. It's like the author dropped acid halfway through writing it.
41. Mind in the Making - another parenting book, this one about seven skills your kid should have. Meh.
42. Less - This one won the Pulitzer, and imo for good reason - it's a great book! Like gay Bill Bradley, but with more emotional stuff. I am a sap and cried at the end. Definitely recommending this one out.
42. The Interestings - Random book from one of the little free libraries around town. REALLY good for discussion at this point in my life, as it talks a lot about artistic integrity, selling out of dreams, what place work has in defining life's meaning. All wrapped up in the story of a handful of artistically gifted teenagers as they grow up. I liked it, good to read with your significant other if you want to have a deep discussion about life, the universe, and you, know, everything.
43. All Joy, No Fun - About parenting in the modern age. Really resonated with a lot of stuff in this book and I'm making my husband read it. We just make each other read books now because we want to talk about them. It's great.
44. The Memoir Project - I didn't want to write a memoir but now I do. If you like writing books like The War of Art, this one's right up your alley. I like the snark and the sincerity both in here.
45. Designing Your Life - A friend is reading this for a book club at work, it's all about work and how it fits into your life's purpose and whatever. I didn't really care for it, it was a lot of rehashing stuff I'd seen before, and honestly I just think MMM people have already thought way more about the meaning of work than these guys, so it felt sort of juvenile. "Take thirty minutes and write down what work means to you." One good exercise from the book was this: write down three of your potential future lives. Then spend a few days imagining that you've decided to do that life, one at a time. Kind of helped me step back from the right now to see the bigger picture.

Currently reading:
46. The Highly Sensitive Child - Our pediatrician recommended this one because our daughter has high "sound sensitivity" which in my opinion is simply because we have no TV so she hasn't become desensitized to sounds. But what do I know, so I'm reading it. It's kind of horoscopy in that any child can kind of fit into the descriptions given. Eh, we'll see
47. My Name is Red - My husband asked for "a weird book, like House of Leaves or something with weird narration" so I told him to read this because Orhan Pamuk is amazing but now he wants to talk about it and I realized I have not read it in years so I need to reread it. Whew.

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« Reply #635 on: September 26, 2018, 04:44:05 AM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
23. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
24. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
25. Find Her by Lisa Gardner
26. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
27. The Partner by John Grisham
28. Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell
29. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
30. Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich
31. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
32. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
33. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
34. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
35. Death Cure by James Dashner
36. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
37. Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise
38. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise
39. My not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
40. The Giver by Lois Lowry
41. Timeline by Michael Crichton
42. Behind her eyes by Sarah Pinborough
43. The Run by Stuart Woods
44. In The Clearing by Robert Dugoni

45. Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni
46. The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

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« Reply #636 on: September 26, 2018, 11:14:02 PM »
Definitely fell off from my goal pace as well as have let my summer self improvement reading run wild!

(I had tried in 2017 and ended in the low 40s--so I had hoped to front load in 2018... Hopefully I can test this strategy in 2019. Now, back to reading! :) )

19. Grit: the Power of Persuasion - Duckworth
20.  The Miracle Morning - Elrod
21. The Art of Non Conformity - Gillebeau
22. Linchpin - Godin
23. The Emigrant Edge - Buffini
24. You are a BadAss - Sincero
25. The Alchemist - Coehlo
26. Make Your Bed - McRaven
27. Braving the Wilderness - Brown
28. So Good They Can't Ignore You - Newport
29. Finish - Acuff
30. Live Fearless - Roberts
31. My Spiritual Journey - Dali Lama
32. Start Here - Langshur

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« Reply #637 on: September 28, 2018, 08:04:13 AM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
23. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
24. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
25. Find Her by Lisa Gardner
26. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
27. The Partner by John Grisham
28. Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell
29. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
30. Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich
31. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
32. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
33. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
34. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
35. Death Cure by James Dashner
36. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
37. Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise
38. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise
39. My not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
40. The Giver by Lois Lowry
41. Timeline by Michael Crichton
42. Behind her eyes by Sarah Pinborough
43. The Run by Stuart Woods
44. In The Clearing by Robert Dugoni
45. Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni
46. The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

47. The Scorpio Illusion by Robert Ludlum

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« Reply #638 on: September 28, 2018, 11:13:24 AM »
1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
2. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
4. How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
5. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
6. Between the World and Me by Ta Nahisi Coates
7. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
9. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated) by J.K. Rowling
11. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
12. Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
13. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
14. Beloved by Toni Morrison
15. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
17. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
18. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
19. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
21. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
22. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
23. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
24. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
25. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
26. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
27. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
28. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
29. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
30. Educated by Tara Westover
31. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
32. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
33. Roots by Alex Haley
34. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
35. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
36. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
37. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas
38. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
39. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
40. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
41. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

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« Reply #639 on: September 30, 2018, 07:18:13 PM »

1. The World As I Found It by Bruce Duffy
2. The Girl with a Pearl Earing by Tracy Chevalier
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
4. & 5.  Mémoires d’Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
6. In the Land of the White Death by Valerian Albanov
7. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
8., 9. & 10. Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins
11. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline.
12. The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
13. Conquistador Voices: Volume 1 — Christopher Columbus; Hernán Cortés, by Kevin H. Siepel.
14. Conquistador Voices: Volume 2 — Francisco Pizarro and his brothers; Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; Hernando de Soto by Kevin H. Siepel
15. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles .
15. & 16. La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq.
17. Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica by Noah Stryker.
18. Henry David Thoreau: A Life, by Laura Dassow Walls
19. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approah to the Good Life, by Mark Manson
20. Ten Arguments for Deleting your Social Media Account’s Right Now, by Jason Lanier
21. Who Owns the Future?, by Jason Lanier
22. The Tempest, by William Shakespeare
23. Into a Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware.
24. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
25. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
26. Undertow: My Escape from the Fundamentalism and Cult Control of The Way International by Charlene Edge’s
27. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
28. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.
29. David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens

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« Reply #640 on: October 01, 2018, 01:06:07 PM »
1. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Finished 1/14/18
2. How to Make Your Money Last by Jane Bryant Quinn - Finished 1/16/18
3. Animal Farm by George Orwell - Finished 1/20/18
4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin - Finished 2/7/18
5. J is for Judgement by Sue Grafton - Finished 2/9/18
6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Finished 2/20/18
7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Finished 3/3/18 (re-read)
8. Cress by Marissa Meyer - Finished 3/8/18 (re-read)
9. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/17/18
10. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Finished 3/21/18
11. L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/30/18
12. Candide by Voltaire - Finished 4/6/18
13. M is for Malice by Sue Grafton - Finished 5/2/2018
14. Wild by Cheryl Strayed - Finished 5/3/2018
15. Winter by Marissa Meyer - (re-read) Finished 6/9/2018
16. N is for Noose by Sue Grafton - Finished 6/14/2018
17. Heartless by Marissa Meyer - Finished 6/27/2018
18. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Finished 7/9/2018
19. Renegades by Marissa Meyer - Finished 8/12/2018
20. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore - Finished 9/15/2018
21. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Finished 9/21/2018
22. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Finished 9/30/2018

23. The Stand - Stephen King  Currently Reading (this is not going to help me reach my goal but whatever) - re-read

22/50

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1. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock - Harvey Ussery (1/9/2018)
2. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson (1/19/2018)
3. The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss (1/21/2018)
4. Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Hoeg (1/23/2018)
5. Home Cheese Making - Ricki Carroll (1/25/2018)
6. A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab (1/26/2018)
7. Dead of Winter - Matt Lake, Susan Fair, Laurie Hull, H.W. Lawson, Brian Goodman (1/27/2018)
8. Coraline - Neil Gaiman (1/30/2018)
9. The Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka (2/5/2018)
10. Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (2/21/2018)
11. Purity - Jonathan Franzen (2/22/2018)
12.  Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville (2/27/2018)
13. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (3/4/2018)
14. Running & Being: The Total Experience - George Sheehan (3/7/2018)
15. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (3/10/2018)
16. Plato's Republic - trans. C. D. C. Reeve (3/17/2018)
17. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden (3/21/2018)
18. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (3/23/2018)
19. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Philip Pullman (3/24/2018)
20. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3/30/3018) - REREAD
21.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey (4/4/2018)
22. A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott (4/9/2018)
23. The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy - Peter Temin (4/13/2018)
24. The History of Bees - Maja Lunde (4/15/2018)
25. Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey (4/18/2018)
26. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick
27. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
28. Discourses on Livy - Niccolo Machiavelli (trans Bondanella)
29. The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
30. Tomorrow's Eve - Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (trans Robert Martin Adams)
31. Last Speakers - K. David Harrison
32. Of Dogs and Walls - Yuko Tsushima (4/28/2018)
33. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (5/3/2018)
34. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey (5/15/2018)
35. Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry (5/15/2018)
36. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd (5/18/2018)
37. Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day - Becky Rapinchuk (5/19/2018)
38. The Masked CIty - Genevieve Cogman (5/20/2018)
39. Beauty and the Werewolf - Mercedes Lackey (5/24/2018) - REREAD
40. The Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman (5/26/2018)
41. Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House - Cheryl Mendelson (5/28/2018)
42. Anna and the King of Siam - Margaret Landon (6/1/2018)
43. The Lost Plot - Genevieve Cogman (6/2/2018)
44. Night - Elie Wiesel (6/2/2018)
45. Babylon's Ashes - James S.A. Corey (6/9/2018)
46. Primary Inversion - Catherine Asaro (6/14/2018)
47. Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing - Joe Domanick (6/16/2018)
48. The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House - Audre Lorde (6/17/2018)
49. The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde (6/17/2018)
50. Persepolis Rising - James S.A. Corey (6/22/2018)
51. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History - Robert Darnton (7/1/2018)
52. The Three Electro-Knights - Stanislaw Lem (7/2/2018)
53. A Gathering of Shadows - V.E. Schwab (7/3/2018)
54. Why Does the World Exist? - Jim Holt (7/6/2018)
55. The Skeleton's Holiday - Leonora Carrington (7/6/2018)
56. Lavinia - Ursula K. Le Guin (7/10/2018)
57. The Ten Thousand Things - Maria Dermout (7/15/2018)
58. A Conjuring of Light - V.E. Schwab (7/20/2018)
59. The Song of the Quarkbeast - Jasper Fforde (7/20/2018)
60. The Eye of Zoltar - Jasper Fforde (7/21/2018)
61. Slowing Down to the Speed of Life - Richard Carlson & Joseph Bailey (7/28/2018)
62. Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty (7/29/2018)
63. Valor - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/3/2018)
64. All Tomorrow's Parties - William Gibson (8/3/2018)
65. Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
66. Firefight - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018) - REREAD
67. Calamity - Brandon Sanderson (8/5/2018)
68. Rain: A Natural and Cultural History - Cynthia Barnett (8/10/2018)
69. The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester (8/10/2018)
70. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night - Nicholas Rogers (8/12/2018)
71. Valor: Wands - Isabelle Melancon & Megan Lavey-Heaton (8/12/2018)
72. A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin (8/13/2018)
73. Games Creatures Play - Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (8/17/2018)
74. Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter (8/18/2018)
75. The Snow Queen - Mercedes Lackey (8/21/2018) - REREAD
76. The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma (8/26/2018)
77. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Joanne Greenberg (8/29/2018)
78. Tempests and Slaughter - Tamora Pierce   (9/1/2018)
79. Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty (9/4/2018)
80. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (9/8/2018)
81. The Life You Can Save - Peter Singer (9/9/2018)
82. Passage to Liberty: The Story of Italian Immigration - A.Kenneth Ciongoli and Jay Parini (9/9/2018)
83. The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin (8/15/2018)
84. Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World - Dan Koeppel (8/16/2018)
85. How Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine - Danielle Ofri (8/16/2018)
86. One Good Knight - Mercedes Lackey (9/18/2018) - REREAD
87. The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking - Oliver Burkeman (9/18/2018)
88. Psychoshop - Alfred Bester and Roger Zelazny (9/19/2018)

89. The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The Happy Luddite's Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency - Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson (9/21/2018)
90. Living in Ancient Rome - Don Nardo (10/1/2018)
91. The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Glason (10/2/2018) - Interesting read.  Nothing new financially, but enjoying anyway, and probably good as a introduction to the Mustachian path.
92. A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness (10/2/2018)
93. The Fairy Godmother - Mercedes Lackey (10/5/2018) - REREAD
94. Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill (10/7/2018) - Soooo badly dated, plus it basically boils down to The Secret/positive thinking.  Major slog to get through.
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« Reply #642 on: October 08, 2018, 10:25:32 AM »
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
3. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read in one night since it's been 20 years and my son was reading it in school)
8. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
9. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
11. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
13. All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (I WILL get through his complete works...eventually)
14. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
16. Here in Berlin by Cristina Garcia
17. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
18. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
19. Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames
20. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
21. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
22. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
23. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
24. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
25. Shattered Air by Bob Madgic
26. The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot
27. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
28. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
29. The Comedy of Errors by Willliam Shakespeare
30. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
31. Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
32. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
33. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
34. North by Scott and Jenny Jurek
35. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
36. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
37. Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
38. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
39. Educated by Tara Westover
40. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
41. White Noise by Don DeLillo
42. A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
43. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
44. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
45. It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
46. Watership Down by Richard Adams
47. A Girl's Guide to Missiles by Karen Piper
48. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
49. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
50. Mysterium: A Novel by Susan Froderberg
51. The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire by Deborah Baker
52. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

53. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

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« Reply #643 on: October 08, 2018, 01:17:57 PM »
@Raenia The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home looks cool -- would you recommend it?

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« Reply #644 on: October 08, 2018, 01:23:44 PM »
@Raenia The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home looks cool -- would you recommend it?

Yes, it was fun!  Mostly recipes, plus chapters on sewing, brewing, gardening, a few building projects.  I tried one of the recipes, and it worked very well (made paneer, a kind of Indian cheese).  Mostly short and to-the-point, not a lot of depth on topics I already knew about.

ETA: I probably wouldn't buy it if it wasn't available at the library, though.  Not enough depth and I don't know how many of the recipes I'd actually try.
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« Reply #645 on: October 09, 2018, 07:26:01 AM »
1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
2. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
4. How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
5. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
6. Between the World and Me by Ta Nahisi Coates
7. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
9. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated) by J.K. Rowling
11. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
12. Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
13. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
14. Beloved by Toni Morrison
15. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
17. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
18. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
19. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
21. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
22. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
23. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
24. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
25. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
26. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
27. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
28. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
29. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
30. Educated by Tara Westover
31. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
32. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
33. Roots by Alex Haley
34. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
35. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
36. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
37. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas
38. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
39. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
40. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
41. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
42. The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
43. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
44. Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti
45. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

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« Reply #646 on: October 09, 2018, 08:53:15 AM »
1. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Finished 1/14/18
2. How to Make Your Money Last by Jane Bryant Quinn - Finished 1/16/18
3. Animal Farm by George Orwell - Finished 1/20/18
4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin - Finished 2/7/18
5. J is for Judgement by Sue Grafton - Finished 2/9/18
6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Finished 2/20/18
7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Finished 3/3/18 (re-read)
8. Cress by Marissa Meyer - Finished 3/8/18 (re-read)
9. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/17/18
10. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Finished 3/21/18
11. L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/30/18
12. Candide by Voltaire - Finished 4/6/18
13. M is for Malice by Sue Grafton - Finished 5/2/2018
14. Wild by Cheryl Strayed - Finished 5/3/2018
15. Winter by Marissa Meyer - (re-read) Finished 6/9/2018
16. N is for Noose by Sue Grafton - Finished 6/14/2018
17. Heartless by Marissa Meyer - Finished 6/27/2018
18. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Finished 7/9/2018
19. Renegades by Marissa Meyer - Finished 8/12/2018
20. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore - Finished 9/15/2018
21. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Finished 9/21/2018
22. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Finished 9/30/2018
23. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - Finished 10/7/2018

24. The Stand - Stephen King  Currently Reading (this is not going to help me reach my goal but whatever) - re-read

23/50

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #647 on: October 09, 2018, 11:32:18 AM »
1. Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin (library)
2. A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf (library)
3. The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley (library)
4. The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Joshua Hammer (mine)
5. The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok, trans. Ben Waggoner (mine)
6. Practical Sigil Magic, Frater U.:D.: (pdf)
7. The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne Valente (library)
8. What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah (library)
9. Loitering with Intent, Muriel Spark (library)
10. Everfair, Nisi Shawl (library)
11. Bobbed Hair and Bath-tub Gin, Marion Meade (library)
12. Ghost Talkers, Mary Robinette Kowal  (mine)
13. Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber (mine)
14. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed)
15. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen with Juliet Stevenson (mine)
16. Earth Power, Scott Cunningham (mine)
17. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (library)
18. Voyage of the Basilisk, Marie Brennan (mine)
19. Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman (mine)
20. Beneath a Sugar Sky, Seanan McGuire (mine)
21. Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Seanan McGuire (mine)
22. The Sky is Yours, Chandler Klang-Smith (mine)
23. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell (library)
24. An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon (library)
25. Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats, Jerry Belanger (library)
26. Goblin Market and Other Poems, Christina Rossetti (mine)
27. The Lamb Will Slaughter The Lion, Margaret Killjoy (library)
28. Women and Power: A Manifesto, Mary Beard (mine)
29. The Barrow Will Send What It May, Margaret Killjoy (library)
30. People of the North, Matthew Goodall (mine)
31. The Devourers, Indra Das (mine)
32. Reign of Winter Player's Guide, Adam Diagle (mine)
33. Rise of the Runelords Player's Guide, Wesley Schneider (mine)
34. The Winged Histories, Sofia Samatar (mine)
35. Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber (library)
36. Unraveled Sleeve, Monica Ferris (library)
37. Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado (library)
38. The Best American Essays 2017, ed. Leslie Jamison (mine)
39. Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly (mine)
40. On Tyranny, Timothy Snyder (library)
41. Passing, Nella Larsen (mine)

42. Gardening When It Counts, Steve Solomon (library). A rec from the journals here, and a really good one; felt both in-depth but not overwhelming, and is one of the few gardening books I've ever read that actually goes into details like soil water retention and moisture stress. (Maybe I've been reading the wrong gardening books.)
43. The History Boys, Alan Bennett (borrowed). There was a lot I liked in here -- the push and pull between the search for truth & happiness versus expediency and the quick quip, the exploration of individual lives tied up in academia; there was also stuff I really didn't like (like, oh, the weirdly condoned pedophilia).

Currently reading:
Americanah, Chimamanda Adiche (mine)
Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances, Colette (mine)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #648 on: October 09, 2018, 02:14:12 PM »
1. The World As I Found It by Bruce Duffy
2. The Girl with a Pearl Earing by Tracy Chevalier
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
4. & 5.  Mémoires d’Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
6. In the Land of the White Death by Valerian Albanov
7. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
8., 9. & 10. Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins
11. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline.
12. The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
13. Conquistador Voices: Volume 1 — Christopher Columbus; Hernán Cortés, by Kevin H. Siepel.
14. Conquistador Voices: Volume 2 — Francisco Pizarro and his brothers; Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; Hernando de Soto by Kevin H. Siepel
15. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles .
15. & 16. La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq.
17. Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica by Noah Stryker.
18. Henry David Thoreau: A Life, by Laura Dassow Walls
19. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approah to the Good Life, by Mark Manson
20. Ten Arguments for Deleting your Social Media Account’s Right Now, by Jason Lanier
21. Who Owns the Future?, by Jason Lanier
22. The Tempest, by William Shakespeare
23. Into a Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware.
24. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
25. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
26. Undertow: My Escape from the Fundamentalism and Cult Control of The Way International by Charlene Edge’s
27. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
28. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.
29. David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
30 & 31. Quand la mer se retire by Armand Lanoux.

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #649 on: October 09, 2018, 09:45:56 PM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
14. Father Sergius and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
15. Secondhand Time - Svetlana Alexievich
16. The Man Without a Face - Masha Gessen
17. The Girl from the Metropol Hotel - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
18. Where the Jews Aren't - Masha Gessen
19. A Hero of Our Time - Mikhail Lermontov
20. The Romanovs: The Final Chapter - Robert K. Massie
21. Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
22. The Long Hangover - Shaun Walker
23. Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me - Teffi
24. Chernobyl: History of a Nuclear Catastrophe - Serhii Plokhy
25. Putinomics - Chris Miller
26. The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy
27. The Sword and the Shield - Christopher Andrew
28. Evgenii Onegin - Alexander Pushkin
29. The Putin Interviews - Oliver Stone
30. Words Will Break Cement - Masha Gessen
31. Voices from Chernobyl - Svetlana Alexievich
32. Catherine the Great - Robert Massie
33. Snowdrops - A.D. Miller
34. Mountain of Crumbs - Elena GoroKhova