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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #650 on: October 14, 2018, 06:48:41 AM »
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
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.
32. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, by Steven Pinker

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« Reply #651 on: October 14, 2018, 08:28:54 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. Crown Duel- Sherwood Smith - 9/24/18

39. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley - 10/12/18
40. The Stone Sky - NK Jemisin

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #652 on: October 14, 2018, 09:19:54 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)
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)* didn't finish this, just lost interest in the style of writing

working on..
56. A Heart Blown Open: The Life and Practice of Zen Master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi (Keith Martin-Smith)
57. Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

*re-reading
The Power (Naomi Alderman)..for Book-club!


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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #653 on: October 15, 2018, 03:03:23 AM »

(1) Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
(2) A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
(3) The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
(4) Wildwood by Colin Meloy
(5) Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
(6) Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora Chu
(7) Family Matters:Why Homeschooling Makes Sense by David Guterson
(8) Street of Eternal Happiness:  Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz
(9) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
(10) The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
(11) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits by Pema Chodron
(12) The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
(13) The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
(14) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
(15) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
(16) The End of Alzheimer's by Dale Bredesen
(17) Christodora by Tim Murphy
(18) How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about our Future by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
(19) Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
(20) Trumpocracy by David Frum
(21) The More of Less by Joshua Becker
(22) The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
(23) The Knowledge by Martha Grimes
(24) Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell
(25) Move your DNA by Katy Bowman
(26) Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
(27) Better than College by Blake Boles
(28) The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
(29) Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
(30) Quakeland by Kathryn Miles
(31) A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
(32) The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
(33) Educated by Tara Westover
(34) Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright
(35) A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World by Scott Tong
(36) The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
(37) How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
(38) River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler
(39) Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
(40) 30 Views of Mount Fuji by Cathy Davidson
(41) How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
(42) The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
(43) On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder
(44) The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
(45) A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
(46) Glass Houses by Louise Penny
(47) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

(48) The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George
(49) Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #654 on: October 15, 2018, 09:56:17 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

54. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
55. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (re-read to help son with his dreaded Hamlet paper...)
56. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #655 on: October 16, 2018, 08:26:44 AM »
(1) Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
(2) A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
(3) The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
(4) Wildwood by Colin Meloy
(5) Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
(6) Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora Chu
(7) Family Matters:Why Homeschooling Makes Sense by David Guterson
(8) Street of Eternal Happiness:  Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz
(9) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
(10) The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
(11) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits by Pema Chodron
(12) The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
(13) The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
(14) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
(15) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
(16) The End of Alzheimer's by Dale Bredesen
(17) Christodora by Tim Murphy
(18) How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about our Future by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
(19) Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
(20) Trumpocracy by David Frum
(21) The More of Less by Joshua Becker
(22) The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
(23) The Knowledge by Martha Grimes
(24) Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell
(25) Move your DNA by Katy Bowman
(26) Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
(27) Better than College by Blake Boles
(28) The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
(29) Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
(30) Quakeland by Kathryn Miles
(31) A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
(32) The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
(33) Educated by Tara Westover
(34) Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright
(35) A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World by Scott Tong
(36) The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
(37) How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
(38) River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler
(39) Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
(40) 30 Views of Mount Fuji by Cathy Davidson
(41) How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
(42) The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
(43) On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder
(44) The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
(45) A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
(46) Glass Houses by Louise Penny
(47) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
(48) The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George
(49) Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

(50) The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #656 on: October 16, 2018, 09:03:43 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. In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It by Lauren Graham Finished 10/15/2018

24. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks - Currently Reading
25. 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 #657 on: October 16, 2018, 11:06:52 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

48. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #658 on: October 17, 2018, 11:44:38 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
46. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #659 on: October 17, 2018, 05:15:29 PM »
1.   Harry Potter - books 1-7 by JK Rowling
8.    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
9.   The Martian
10. The Gift of Fear
11. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
12. Sapiens
13. Good to Great by Jim Collins
14. How Women Decide
15. Into Thin Air
16. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
17. Emma by Jane Austen
18. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
19. English History Made Brief, Irreverent and Pleasurable
20. Killers of the Flower Moon
21. Watchers by Dean Koontz





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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #660 on: October 17, 2018, 11:17:36 PM »
This batch had a lot of F bombs in the titles. Very entertaining.

I am enjoying these greatly, but part of me is concerned that I am not allowing enough time to place into practice what I am reading. Ah well, only so many hours in a day!

33. How the World Sees You - Hogshead
34. Future Diary - Hansen
35.The Stuff - Davis & Jeter
36.The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - Manson
37. What I Wish I Knew at 20 - Seelig
38. The Life Changing Art of Not Giving an F - Knight
39. You are a Badass at Making Money - Sincero

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« Reply #661 on: October 20, 2018, 09:57:52 AM »
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
48. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

49. Brave new world by Aldous Huxley

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« Reply #662 on: October 22, 2018, 01:39:30 PM »
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
54. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
55. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (re-read to help son with his dreaded Hamlet paper...)
56. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

57. The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory
58. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne (meh, but I'm determined to finish everything on the BBC 100 books list!)

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« Reply #663 on: October 23, 2018, 05:15:11 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
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.
32. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, by Steven Pinker
33. The Constant Princess, by Philippa Gregory (for book club).

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« Reply #664 on: October 24, 2018, 08:49:08 AM »
(1) Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
(2) A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
(3) The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
(4) Wildwood by Colin Meloy
(5) Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
(6) Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora Chu
(7) Family Matters:Why Homeschooling Makes Sense by David Guterson
(8) Street of Eternal Happiness:  Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz
(9) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
(10) The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
(11) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits by Pema Chodron
(12) The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
(13) The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
(14) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
(15) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
(16) The End of Alzheimer's by Dale Bredesen
(17) Christodora by Tim Murphy
(18) How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about our Future by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
(19) Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
(20) Trumpocracy by David Frum
(21) The More of Less by Joshua Becker
(22) The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
(23) The Knowledge by Martha Grimes
(24) Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell
(25) Move your DNA by Katy Bowman
(26) Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
(27) Better than College by Blake Boles
(28) The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
(29) Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
(30) Quakeland by Kathryn Miles
(31) A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
(32) The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
(33) Educated by Tara Westover
(34) Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright
(35) A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World by Scott Tong
(36) The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
(37) How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
(38) River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler
(39) Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
(40) 30 Views of Mount Fuji by Cathy Davidson
(41) How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
(42) The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
(43) On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder
(44) The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
(45) A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
(46) Glass Houses by Louise Penny
(47) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
(48) The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George
(49) Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
(50) The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

(51) Lift to Get Lean by Holly Perkins
(52) The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
(53) Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames

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« Reply #665 on: October 25, 2018, 07:16:00 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. In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It by Lauren Graham Finished 10/15/2018
24. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks - Finished 10/24/2018

25. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - Currently Reading
26. The Stand - Stephen King  Currently Reading (this is not going to help me reach my goal but whatever) - re-read

24/50 (probably not gonna read 26 books in a little over 2 months! Unless I can find some really short ones :)

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« Reply #666 on: October 25, 2018, 01:59:43 PM »
1. Make Me by Lee Child (a bit too dark for me, to be honest)
2. Boar Island by Nevada Barr
3. Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (awesome!  Will pass on to hubby and big kid next)
4. The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
5. $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer
6. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
7. Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith
8. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker (excellent book on sleep and its importance!)
9. The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
10. Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
11. Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen
12. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
13. The Soldier's Return by Melvyn Bragg
14. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty First Century by Jessica Bruder  (I could not put this down)
15. Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson.  Oy.  This was depressing and encouraging at the same time.  It completely changed my mind from "pro-capital punishment" to "anti- capital punishment"
16. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes.  I needed lighter fare!
17. The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi
18. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith

I'll be happy to hit 20

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« Reply #667 on: October 26, 2018, 09:33:08 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)
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)
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)

95. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman (10/10/2018)
96. Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending - Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton (10/11/2018)
97. Making A Change for Good: A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline - Cheri Huber (10/13/2018)
98. Going for Infinity - Poul Anderson (10/22/2018) - Collection of Sci-fi/Fantasy short stories, and a few excerpts from books.  Very enjoyable, I recommend!
99. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth - T. Harv Eker (10/25/2018) - UGH.  This guy couldn't go three pages without shilling for his $1000/session seminar.  Hard to take anything he says seriously, especially after looking the guy up and realizing that every business venture he started before this 'money-coaching' gig failed miserably, and somehow he claims to be a money expert!

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« Reply #668 on: October 27, 2018, 08:54:42 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
35. Terrible Country - Keith Gessen

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« Reply #669 on: October 31, 2018, 11:46:48 AM »
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
48. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
49. Brave new world by Aldous Huxley

50. Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst

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« Reply #670 on: November 02, 2018, 08:09:30 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. In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It by Lauren Graham Finished 10/15/2018
24. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks - Finished 10/24/2018
25. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - Finished 11/2/2018

26. Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson - Currently Reading
27. The Stand - Stephen King  Currently Re-Reading

25/50 - Halfway here :)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #671 on: November 03, 2018, 09:38:05 PM »
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.
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. never mind, he is taking a long time to read this one.
47.Red Seas Under Red Skies - okay, so I know I SAID I wouldn't read any series this year, but I couldn't help myself. The Lies of Locke Lamora was SO DANG GOOD I couldn't stop reading at one (700 page) book. I needed more. Like, another 700 page book of epic fantasy shenanigans and some really gut-wrenching parts. Can't wait for the third one!
48. Barrel Fever by David Sedaris, and if you like Sedaris you will like it, if not then not. I love him, he's a great storyteller and probably the master of unreliable narration. Especially Season's Greetings.  So freaking good, dark, hilarious, super gay. Just all around fun to read.

So two more to go. I haven't decided yet. Probably The Investor's Manifesto and one other one yet to be determined. Does anyone have any books that you think are MUST READS? 


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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #672 on: November 05, 2018, 01:08:17 PM »
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
46. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
47. Memories of my Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
48. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
49. Vox by Christina Dalcher
50. Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #673 on: November 05, 2018, 01:39:57 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)
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)
43. The History Boys, Alan Bennett (borrowed)

44. Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances, Colette (mine). "Gigi," despite its fame, was the most disappointing of the three -- it was okay. "Julie de Carneilhan" was much more up my alley -- honest, and fraught, with so much tension held inside one person. "Chance Acquaintances" similarly had a narrator with perfectly balanced internal tension, as well as utterly charming depiction of the narrator's cat.
45. Midnight Blue-Light Special, Seanan McGuire (library). More enjoyable than the first book in this series -- some of the kinks had been worked out. A quick pulpy read, but not one of McGuire's best.
46. Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, Margaret Atwood (library). Not bad, not memorable, either. If I hadn't already done some serious reading on this topic earlier in the year, it might have stuck with me more; instead I just found myself nodding along, although enjoying Atwood's personal approach to the topic.
47. Something like 10 Seanan McGuire short stories I read while waiting in the kitty emergency room.

Currently reading:
Americanah, Chimamanda Adiche (mine)
The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert O. Paxton (library)
The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker (mine)
The Moneyless Manifesto, Mark Boyle (free online)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #674 on: November 06, 2018, 12:07:11 PM »
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
54. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
55. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (re-read to help son with his dreaded Hamlet paper...)
56. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
57. The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory
58. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne (meh, but I'm determined to finish everything on the BBC 100 books list!)

59. The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
60. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
61. Jazz by Toni Morrison

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #675 on: November 08, 2018, 08:53:16 AM »
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
35. Terrible Country - Keith Gessen
36. Young Stalin - Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #676 on: November 09, 2018, 05:31:38 AM »
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
48. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
49. Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
50. Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst

51. The guilty by David Baldacci

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #677 on: November 09, 2018, 06:53:46 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. Crown Duel- Sherwood Smith - 9/24/18
39. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley - 10/12/18

40. The Stone Sky - NK Jemisin - ??10/24/18 - Great end to this trilogy.
41. The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk M.D. - around 40% on 11/9/18, have to return to the library since I'm moving. Incredible book though, I'll try to get a copy locally.

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #678 on: November 09, 2018, 09:31:47 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. In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It by Lauren Graham Finished 10/15/2018
24. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks - Finished 10/24/2018
25. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - Finished 11/2/2018
26. Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson - Finished 11/9/2018

27. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber - Currently Reading
28. The Stand - Stephen King  Currently Re-Reading

26/50 If I can get over 30 by 12/31 I'll be happy :)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #679 on: November 10, 2018, 12:10:49 PM »
Been banging through the goal and have it within range. I am totally loving the OverDrive app to read for free!

I am finding that while there are some great ideas in these books that between work, life, and moving the needle on other goals that I don't have enough time to implement.

Anyone else experiencing this?

40.The Law of Attraction in Action - Davis   (10.11.2018)
41. Your Best Year Ever - Hyatt   10.20.2018
42. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Dweck   10.24.2018
43. The More of Less - Becker   11.3.2018
44. The Four Hour Body - Ferris   11.4.2018
45. Small Move, Big Change - Arnold   11.4.2018
46. Tiny, Beautiful Things - Strayed   11.7.2018
47. Failing Up -- Odom   11.10.2018

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #680 on: November 12, 2018, 12:54:54 PM »
Been banging through the goal and have it within range. I am totally loving the OverDrive app to read for free!

+1 I love OverDrive so much! This is how I get 80% of my reading done, plus FREE :)