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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #700 on: December 05, 2018, 09:59:26 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
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

62. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
63. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
64. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
65. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
66. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
67. The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
68. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

Oops, didn't realize it had been so long since I'd updated!

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #701 on: December 05, 2018, 12:53:18 PM »
I'll prob make it to 23 this year:

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
19. Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by  Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew
20.  The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler, MD (a reread)
21.  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
22.  Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (read before bed to 6 year old)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #702 on: December 05, 2018, 01:34:59 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
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-read
58. The Power (Naomi Alderman)..for book-club
59. Marrow Thieves (Cherie Dimaline)..also for book club

60. Spiritual Ecology: Ten Practices to Reawaken the Sacred In Everyday Life (Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee)

currently working on
60. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
61. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Charles Eisenstein)
62. The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontier Where Science and Buddhism Meet (Matthieu Ricard & Trinh Xuan Thuan)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #703 on: December 05, 2018, 07:30:13 PM »
82.  Sayaka Murata, Convenience Store Woman
83.  Anne McCaffrey, Pegasus in Space
84.  Hiro Arikawa, The Travelling Cat Chronicles
85.  Lucy H. Spelman, DVM & Ted Y. Mashima, DVM, eds, The Rhino With Glue-On Shoes and Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and Their Patients

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #704 on: December 10, 2018, 07:33:21 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
(54) The 5 AM Miracle by Jeff Sanders
(55) Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian

(56) The Ends of the World by Peter Brannen

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #705 on: December 10, 2018, 08:33:10 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 - Finished 11/13/2018

28. The Brain Fog Fix by Dr. Mike Dow - Currently Reading
29. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory - Currently Reading
30. The Stand - Stephen King  Currently Re-Reading

27/50

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #706 on: December 10, 2018, 09:40:52 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
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
62. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
63. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
64. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
65. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
66. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
67. The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
68. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

69. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
70. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
71. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #707 on: December 10, 2018, 11:09:30 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)
43. The History Boys, Alan Bennett (borrowed)
44. Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances, Colette (mine)
45. Midnight Blue-Light Special, Seanan McGuire (library)
46. Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, Margaret Atwood (library)
47. Something like 10 Seanan McGuire short stories I read while waiting in the kitty emergency room.

48. The Oxford Book of American Essays, ed. Brander Matthews (mine). Eh. There's a few good essays; the others are frankly deeply uninteresting.
49. Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi (library). Absolutely beautiful prose. The story is generally good, and interesting; there are some things that fell a little flat for me thematically, though, and I was not a fan of the twist at the end.
50. In The Labyrinth of Drakes, Marie Brennan (mine). Ugh it hit the spot so well. Just enough action and intrigue and adventure, and I actually enjoyed the romance subplot (rare for me).

Currently reading:
Americanah, Chimamanda Adiche (mine)
The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert O. Paxton (library)
The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker (mine)

I've officially read 70 books on Goodreads, but that's because of the short stories -- I'm glad to have hit 50 full-length books though! And that number will continue to go up, as I have two weeks off at the end of the year. :3

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #708 on: December 11, 2018, 11:43:52 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
37. Rich Russians - Elisabeth Schimpfeossl
38. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
39. New Autocracy - Daniel Treisman

So far behind.  I have a long drive this weekend, so will be knocking out another audiobook or two.  I might make a push to finish the goal or I might decide that it is what it is.  I've read 200 books so far this year, I just didn't focus as much on Russia as I meant to. 

I have decided that next year's reading focus will be Social Justice. 

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #709 on: December 12, 2018, 08:42:48 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.
42. The First Test - Tamora Pierce - 11/12/18
43. Page - Tamora Pierce - 11/12/18
44. Squire - Tamora Pierce - 11/17/18
45. Shrill - Lindy West - 11/26/18
46. Lady Knight - Tamora Pierce - 11/23/18
47. Inconceivable: A woman's triumph over despair and statistics - Julia Indichova - 12/2/18 - ehhhh kinda pissed me off? But also a bit empowering? Hard to say, I'll have to digest it for a while.

48. Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve - 12/11/18- Fun read!
49. Hilariously Infertile - Karen Jeffries - In Progress
50. Predator's Gold - Philip Reeve - In Progress

Almost there =)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #710 on: December 12, 2018, 10:24:15 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)
43. The History Boys, Alan Bennett (borrowed)
44. Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances, Colette (mine)
45. Midnight Blue-Light Special, Seanan McGuire (library)
46. Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, Margaret Atwood (library)
47. Something like 10 Seanan McGuire short stories I read while waiting in the kitty emergency room.
48. The Oxford Book of American Essays, ed. Brander Matthews (mine)
49. Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi (library)
50. In The Labyrinth of Drakes, Marie Brennan (mine)

I forgot to add these, both to GR and here! My boyf and I have been listening to them on audiobook sometimes while we're hanging out.

51. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed)
52. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed)
53. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed)

Currently reading:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed)
Americanah, Chimamanda Adiche (mine)
The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert O. Paxton (library)
The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker (mine)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #711 on: December 14, 2018, 02:23:55 PM »
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
37. Rich Russians - Elisabeth Schimpfeossl
38. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
39. New Autocracy - Daniel Treisman
40. Peter the Great - Rober Massie
41. House of Government - Yuri Slezkine

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #712 on: December 14, 2018, 04:08:56 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
62. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
63. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
64. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
65. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
66. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
67. The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
68. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
69. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
70. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
71. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
73. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
74. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #713 on: December 15, 2018, 09:20:24 AM »
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
52. City at the World's End by Edmond Hamilton
53. The Majority Rules by Eugene Sullivan
54. Key of Light by Nora Roberts
55. Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts
56. Key of Valor by Nora Roberts

57. Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #714 on: December 16, 2018, 08:58:10 PM »
1. Oathbringer by Sanderson, Brandon
2. The Case of the Missing Servant by Hall, Tarquin
3. The Secrets of Flight by Leffler, Maggie
4. The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway by Bruce, Teresa
5. The Cloud Garden: A True Story of Adventure, Survival, and Extreme Horticulture
by Dyke, Tom Hart & Winder, Paul
6. The Rithmatist by Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)
7. Sabriel by Nix, Garth (audiobook)
8. Carry On by Rowell, Rainbow (audiobook)
9. Persepolis Rising by Corey, James S. A.
10. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by Forester, C. S. (audiobook)
11. Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (mostly) Wrong by Barker, Eric (audiobook)
12. A Wizard of Earthsea by Le Guin, Ursula K.
13. Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage by Castner, Brian
14. The Black Mage: First Year by Carter, Rachel E.
15. The Black Mage: Apprentice by Carter, Rachel E.
16. The God Delusion by Dawkins, Richard (audiobook)
17. The Black Mage: Candidate by Carter, Rachel E.
18. The Mackenzie River Guide by Swallow, Michelle N. & Denkovski, Farah (illustrator)
19. The Black Mage: Last Stand by Carter, Rachel E.
20. Walking the Americas by Wood, Levison
21. The Good Sister by Bolan, Chelsea
22. Sisters of the Sari by Baker, Brenda L.
23. The Architect's Apprentice by Shafak, Elif
24. The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq by Mikhail, Dunya
25. Ancillary Justice by Leckie, Ann
26. Ancillary Sword by Leckie, Ann
27. Ancillary Mercy by Leckie, Ann
28. Hyperion by Simmons, Dan
29. The Darien Gap: Travels in the Rainforest of Panama by Mitchinson, Martin
30. Tombs of Atuan, Book by Le Guin, Ursula K.
31. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Holiday, Ryan (re-read)
32. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in A Distracted World by Newport, Cal
33. The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be your Guide by Gooley, Tristan
34. No Plot? No Problem! A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing A Novel in 30 Days by Baty, Chris
35. The Five Thieves of Happiness by Izzo, John B.
36. The Fall of Hyperion by Simmons, Dan
37. Motorcycle Messengers 2: Tales from the Road by Writers Who Ride by Kroeker, Jeremy
38. Through Dust and Darkness: A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle East by Kroeker, Jeremy


Working to catch up this year!!

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #715 on: December 17, 2018, 07:48:49 PM »
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
37. Rich Russians - Elisabeth Schimpfeossl
38. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
39. New Autocracy - Daniel Treisman
40. Peter the Great - Rober Massie
41. House of Government - Yuri Slezkine
42. The Secret Speech - Tom Rob Smith

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #716 on: December 18, 2018, 10:48:00 PM »
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
37. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
38. New Autocracy - Daniel Treisman
39. Peter the Great - Rober Massie
40. House of Government - Yuri Slezkine
41. The Secret Speech - Tom Rob Smith
42. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekov
43. My Fellow Prisoners - Mikhail Khodorkovsky
44. Symphony for the City of the Damned - M.T. Anderson
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #717 on: December 20, 2018, 09:17:14 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
(54) The 5 AM Miracle by Jeff Sanders
(55) Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian
(56) The Ends of the World by Peter Brannen

(57) News of the World by Paulette Jiles

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #718 on: December 20, 2018, 03:51:17 PM »
(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
(54) The 5 AM Miracle by Jeff Sanders
(55) Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian
(56) The Ends of the World by Peter Brannen
(57) News of the World by Paulette Jiles

(58) Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity by Ray Bradbury

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« Reply #719 on: December 21, 2018, 07:38:45 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 - Finished 11/13/2018
28. The Brain Fog Fix by Dr. Mike Dow - Finished 12/19/2018

29. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory - Currently Reading
30. The Stand - Stephen King  Currently Re-Reading

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #720 on: December 23, 2018, 03:14:02 PM »
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
37. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
38. New Autocracy - Daniel Treisman
39. Peter the Great - Rober Massie
40. House of Government - Yuri Slezkine
41. The Secret Speech - Tom Rob Smith
42. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekov
43. My Fellow Prisoners - Mikhail Khodorkovsky
44. Symphony for the City of the Damned - M.T. Anderson
45. Vaclav & Lena - Haley Tanner

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #721 on: December 23, 2018, 05:48:34 PM »
(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
(54) The 5 AM Miracle by Jeff Sanders
(55) Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian
(56) The Ends of the World by Peter Brannen
(57) News of the World by Paulette Jiles
(58) Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity by Ray Bradbury

(59) Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #722 on: December 24, 2018, 07:23:22 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.
42. The First Test - Tamora Pierce - 11/12/18
43. Page - Tamora Pierce - 11/12/18
44. Squire - Tamora Pierce - 11/17/18
45. Shrill - Lindy West - 11/26/18
46. Lady Knight - Tamora Pierce - 11/23/18
47. Inconceivable: A woman's triumph over despair and statistics - Julia Indichova - 12/2/18 - ehhhh kinda pissed me off? But also a bit empowering? Hard to say, I'll have to digest it for a while.
48. Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve - 12/11/18- Fun read!

49. Hilariously Infertile - Karen Jeffries - 12/14/18
50. Predator's Gold - Philip Reeve - 12/20/18
51. Born a Crime - Trevor Noah - 12/23/18 (Audiobook)
52. Infernal Devices - Philip Reeve - In Progress

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #723 on: December 24, 2018, 12:34:31 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)
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)
99. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth - T. Harv Eker (10/25/2018)
100. Blessed are the Cheesemakers - Sarah-Kate Lynch (10/27/2018)
101. Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert T. Kiyosaki (10/29/2018)
102. Decluttering at the Speed of Life - Dana K. White (11/1/2018)
103. The Science of Getting Rich - Wallace D. Wattles (11/14/2018)
104. The Science of Being Well - Wallace D. Wattles (11/17/2018)
105. The Science of Being Great - Wallace D. Wattles (11/18/2018)

106. Lord Foul's Bane - Stephen R. Donaldson (11/19/2018)
107. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most - Douglass Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen (11/25/2018)
108. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World, and Why Things are Better than You Think - Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund (11/30/2018)
109. Fortune's Fool - Mercedes Lackey (12/6/2018) - REREAD
110. The Year of Less - Cait Flanders (12/8/2018)
111. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In - Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton (12/16/2018)
112. I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition - Twelve Southerners (12/22/2018)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #724 on: December 25, 2018, 10:36:38 PM »
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
37. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
38. New Autocracy - Daniel Treisman
39. Peter the Great - Rober Massie
40. House of Government - Yuri Slezkine
41. The Secret Speech - Tom Rob Smith
42. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekov
43. My Fellow Prisoners - Mikhail Khodorkovsky
44. Symphony for the City of the Damned - M.T. Anderson
45. Vaclav & Lena - Haley Tanner
46. Romanovs - Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #725 on: December 27, 2018, 07:45:20 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
(54) The 5 AM Miracle by Jeff Sanders
(55) Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian
(56) The Ends of the World by Peter Brannen
(57) News of the World by Paulette Jiles
(58) Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity by Ray Bradbury
(59) Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas

(60) Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #726 on: December 27, 2018, 08:13:52 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
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
51. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
52. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
53. Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
54. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
55. Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
56. Peony in Love by Lisa See
57. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
58. Harry Potter: The Wand Collection by Monique Peterson

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #727 on: December 27, 2018, 09:37:55 AM »
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.   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
35.   Rising Strong by Brene Brown
36.   Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive & Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi
37.   Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown
38.   Rosie by Anne Lamott
39.   Love Life Again: Finding Joy When Life is Hard by Tracie Mills
40.   Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Gregory Boyle
41.   The Shack by William Paul Young
42.   Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
43.   Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
44.   Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness by Robert Specht
45.   Holy Ghost by John Sanford
46.   No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin
47.   Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger
48.   Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
49.   Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
50.   Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
51.   Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #728 on: December 27, 2018, 11:59:30 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
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
62. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
63. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
64. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
65. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
66. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
67. The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
68. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
69. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
70. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
71. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
73. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
74. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis

75. Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory
76. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
77. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #729 on: December 28, 2018, 01:55:19 PM »
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
52. City at the World's End by Edmond Hamilton
53. The Majority Rules by Eugene Sullivan
54. Key of Light by Nora Roberts
55. Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts
56. Key of Valor by Nora Roberts
57. Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst

58. Born in Fire by Nora Roberts
59. Born in Ice by Nora Roberts

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #730 on: December 28, 2018, 02:28:16 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
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)
58. The Power (Naomi Alderman)..*re-read for book-club
59. Marrow Thieves (Cherie Dimaline)..*re-read also for book club
60. Spiritual Ecology: Ten Practices to Reawaken the Sacred In Everyday Life (Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee)
60. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
61. Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World (Adam Grant)

working on...
61. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Charles Eisenstein)
62. educated (Tara Westover)
63. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Yuval Noah Harari)
64. The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leadinga  Compassionate Life (Piero Ferrucci) **re-read but a great one to end the year with

Wow, it's really something to look back at these titles ..what a great year of reading!
Will see if I can finish those three before the end of the year, then it's a fresh start for 2019~
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #731 on: December 29, 2018, 12:37:01 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
37. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
38. New Autocracy - Daniel Treisman
39. Peter the Great - Rober Massie
40. House of Government - Yuri Slezkine
41. The Secret Speech - Tom Rob Smith
42. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekov
43. My Fellow Prisoners - Mikhail Khodorkovsky
44. Symphony for the City of the Damned - M.T. Anderson
45. Vaclav & Lena - Haley Tanner
46. Romanovs - Simon Sebag Montefiore
47. Agent 6 - Tom Rob Smith

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #732 on: December 30, 2018, 01:37:16 AM »
Final count for 2018!

99 finished, 27 unfinished, total of 126 this year.


1.   Ghostland: an American History in Haunted Places
2.   The Cooking Gene
3.   Your Money or Your Life
4.   Authority
5.   Acceptance
6.   The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars
7.   Enough: Finding More By Living With Less
8.   Brave Enough
9.   White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America
10.   Victoria and Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant
11.   Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
12.   Champagne: How the World’s Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times
13.   Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business
14.   Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questions
15.   Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential
16.   Fortune’s Children: the Fall of the House of Vanderbilt
17.   The Three-Body Problem
18.   Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us
19.   Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
20.   The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt
21.   Make Your Bed: Little Things that Can Change Your Life and Maybe the World
22.   Flight: Volume 8
23.   How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain
24.   The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
25.   The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
26.   The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad
27.   The Book of Dust Vol. 1: La Belle Sauvage
28.   Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook
29.   Empress of the East
30.   Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
31.   The Three Musketeers
32.   Sleeping Beauties
33.   Bad Days in History
34.   Mating in Captivity
35.   Dying: A Memoir
36.   Assassin's Apprentice
37.   This is How You Lose Her
38.   The Golden House
39.   Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
40.   No Time to Spare
41.   Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone
42.   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
43.   The Road Less Travelled
44.   What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
45.   Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook
46.   The Player of Games
47.   The Joy of Sex
48.   Skin in the Game: Hidden Assymetries in Daily Life
49.   American Gods
50.   The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
51.   Money: Master the Game
52.   The Monk of Mokha
53.   The Dip
54.   The Clarity Cleanse
55.   The Dispossessed
56.   Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen
57.   Barking Up the Wrong Tree
58.   Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself
59.   Happier
60.   Fail-Safe Investing: Lifelong Financial Security in 30 Minutes
61.   How to Think Like a Cat
62.   Money Manifesto
63.   The 4-Hour Workweek
64.   A Journey through a History of Magic
65.   This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
66.   When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want
67.   Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of fin-de-siècle Paris
68.   13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
69.   Makers and Takers: How Wall Street Destroyed Main Street
70.   Conversationally Speaking: Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness
71.   When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
72.   Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old
73.   A Splendid Exchange: how Trade Shaped the World
74.   The Checklist Manifesto
75.   Atlas of Cursed Places
76.   Titus Groan
77.   Literary Wonderlands
78.   Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
79.   Blood, Sweat and Pixels
80.   Annotated Art
81.   Feast: Food of the Islamic World
82.   101 Secrets for Your Twenties
83.   The Enchantress of Florence
84.   Death: The Deluxe Edition
85.   Murder Mysteries
86.   The Satanic Verses
87.   Factfulness
88.   Principles
89.   Fortunately, the Milk
90.   Joseph Anton
91.   Cinnamon
92.   Chu's Day
93.   Shojin Ryori: the Art of Japanese Vegetarian Cooking
94.   Kibo: Recipes and Stories from Japan's Tohoku Region
95.   East, West (Short Stories)
96.   The Happiness Equation
97.   The Social Animal: the Hidden Souces of Love, Character and Achievement
98.   Blacksad: Volumes 1-3
99.   Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World
100.   The Outsider
101.   12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
102.   Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire
103.   The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science
104.   Exit West
105.   Blacksad: A Silent Hell
106.   Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags
107.   Blacksad: Amarillo
108.   The Regional Office is Under Attack
109.   A Study in Emerald
110.   Ask a Manager
111.   The Next Millionaire Next Door
112.   The Shape of Water
113.   A Week at the Airport
114.   The Song of Achilles
115.   The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
116.   The Automatic Millionaire
117.   How Proust Can Change Your Life
118.   The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait
119.   Killing Commendatore
120.   A History of the World in 12 Maps
121.   The Art of Death
122.   In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
123.   Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites
124.   Sputnik Sweetheart
125.   The Course of Love
126.   A Wrinkle in Time

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« Reply #733 on: December 30, 2018, 06:52:55 AM »
Awesome list! I am adding a few of these to my to-read list.

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« Reply #734 on: December 31, 2018, 11:07:29 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
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
62. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
63. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
64. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
65. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
66. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
67. The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
68. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
69. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
70. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
71. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
73. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
74. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
75. Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory
76. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
77. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

78. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

I won't be adding any more books to my 2018 list because I just started Moby Dick this morning. Looking forward to more good books in 2019!

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« Reply #735 on: December 31, 2018, 11:17:33 AM »
Final count for 2018: 51 read, or started and officially abandoned. 2 In progress. Wooo I met my goal.

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.
42. The First Test - Tamora Pierce - 11/12/18
43. Page - Tamora Pierce - 11/12/18
44. Squire - Tamora Pierce - 11/17/18
45. Shrill - Lindy West - 11/26/18
46. Lady Knight - Tamora Pierce - 11/23/18
47. Inconceivable: A woman's triumph over despair and statistics - Julia Indichova - 12/2/18 - ehhhh kinda pissed me off? But also a bit empowering? Hard to say, I'll have to digest it for a while.
48. Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve - 12/11/18- Fun read!
49. Hilariously Infertile - Karen Jeffries - 12/14/18
50. Predator's Gold - Philip Reeve - 12/20/18
51. Born a Crime - Trevor Noah - 12/23/18 (Audiobook)

52. Infernal Devices - Philip Reeve - In Progress
53. Sapiens- Yuval Noah Harari - In Progress (Audiobook)

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« Reply #736 on: December 31, 2018, 11:29:21 AM »
1. Oathbringer by Sanderson, Brandon
2. The Case of the Missing Servant by Hall, Tarquin
3. The Secrets of Flight by Leffler, Maggie
4. The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway by Bruce, Teresa
5. The Cloud Garden: A True Story of Adventure, Survival, and Extreme Horticulture
by Dyke, Tom Hart & Winder, Paul
6. The Rithmatist by Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)
7. Sabriel by Nix, Garth (audiobook)
8. Carry On by Rowell, Rainbow (audiobook)
9. Persepolis Rising by Corey, James S. A.
10. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by Forester, C. S. (audiobook)
11. Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (mostly) Wrong by Barker, Eric (audiobook)
12. A Wizard of Earthsea by Le Guin, Ursula K.
13. Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage by Castner, Brian
14. The Black Mage: First Year by Carter, Rachel E.
15. The Black Mage: Apprentice by Carter, Rachel E.
16. The God Delusion by Dawkins, Richard (audiobook)
17. The Black Mage: Candidate by Carter, Rachel E.
18. The Mackenzie River Guide by Swallow, Michelle N. & Denkovski, Farah (illustrator)
19. The Black Mage: Last Stand by Carter, Rachel E.
20. Walking the Americas by Wood, Levison
21. The Good Sister by Bolan, Chelsea
22. Sisters of the Sari by Baker, Brenda L.
23. The Architect's Apprentice by Shafak, Elif
24. The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq by Mikhail, Dunya
25. Ancillary Justice by Leckie, Ann
26. Ancillary Sword by Leckie, Ann
27. Ancillary Mercy by Leckie, Ann
28. Hyperion by Simmons, Dan
29. The Darien Gap: Travels in the Rainforest of Panama by Mitchinson, Martin
30. Tombs of Atuan, Book by Le Guin, Ursula K.
31. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Holiday, Ryan (re-read)
32. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in A Distracted World by Newport, Cal
33. The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be your Guide by Gooley, Tristan
34. No Plot? No Problem! A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing A Novel in 30 Days by Baty, Chris
35. The Five Thieves of Happiness by Izzo, John B.
36. The Fall of Hyperion by Simmons, Dan
37. Motorcycle Messengers 2: Tales from the Road by Writers Who Ride by Kroeker, Jeremy
38. Through Dust and Darkness: A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle East by Kroeker, Jeremy
39. Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos by Natarajan, Priyamvada
40. Endymion by Simmons, Dan



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« Reply #737 on: December 31, 2018, 04:20:03 PM »
(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
(54) The 5 AM Miracle by Jeff Sanders
(55) Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian
(56) The Ends of the World by Peter Brannen
(57) News of the World by Paulette Jiles
(58) Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity by Ray Bradbury
(59) Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas
(60) Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

(61) The Flooded Earth by Peter D. Ward

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« Reply #738 on: January 01, 2019, 10:06:25 AM »
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.   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
35.   Rising Strong by Brene Brown
36.   Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive & Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi
37.   Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown
38.   Rosie by Anne Lamott
39.   Love Life Again: Finding Joy When Life is Hard by Tracie Mills
40.   Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Gregory Boyle
41.   The Shack by William Paul Young
42.   Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
43.   Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
44.   Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness by Robert Specht
45.   Holy Ghost by John Sanford
46.   No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin
47.   Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger
48.   Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
49.   Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
50.   Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
51.   Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
52.   Sting-Ray Afternoons by Steve Rushin
53.   I’ll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos

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« Reply #739 on: January 01, 2019, 10:24:56 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
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

Here's my final update.  Didn't quite make it to 50 this year -- I started and abandoned more books in 2018 than I usually do, and I generally don't list books unless I finish them.

31.   Hunger – Roxane Gay
32.   Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie
33.   How Not to Die – Michael Greger
34.   The Silence of the Girls – Pat Barker
35.   Secondhand Time – Svetlana Alexievich
36.   Manhattan Beach – Jennifer Egan
37.   The Vegetarian – Han Kang (reread for book club)
38.   Becoming Vegan – Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina
39.   My Year of Rest and Relaxation – Ottessa Moshfegh
40.   Milkman – Anna Burns

Looking back, I'd say that my favorite books of the year were The Dispossessed, The Lathe of Heaven, The Woman in White, Rebecca, The Sellout, Sacred Hunger, and Secondhand Time.

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« Reply #740 on: January 01, 2019, 11:29:37 AM »
55. Willpower Doesn't Work - Hardy   11.28.2018
56. Living Forward - Hyatt   11.29.2018
57. On Fire - O'Leary   11.29.2018
58. Eat, Pray, Love Made Me Do It - Gilbert   12.15.2018
59. When Someone You Love is Kinky - Easton   12.16.2018
60. Very Good Lives - Rowling   12.24.2018
61. What I Know for Sure - Winfrey   12.25.2018
62. When - Pink   12.25.2018
63. The Art of Communicating - Tich Nach Hanh   12.26.2018
64. In Conclusion Don't Worry About It - Graham   12.26.2018

I am really proud of myself that I broke through this reading plateau--2017 was 42. Definitely up for the challenge in 2019, though instead of limiting myself to only technical books (which was not sustainable with my other goals, coursework, and work), I think I will target 50%.

My reading choices did help my mindset to finish 2018 strong. Hope that all of you out there found success as well! :)

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« Reply #741 on: January 01, 2019, 03:56:23 PM »
86.  Betty Smith, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
87.  Laurie Gwen Shapiro, The Stowaway:  A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica
88.  Ann Cleves, Dead Water
89.  Amanda Quick, Garden of Lies

Plus I read part of (but not all) 72 other books through the year.  On to 2019!

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« Reply #742 on: January 02, 2019, 08:01:14 AM »
Final count for the year: 113

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)
99. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth - T. Harv Eker (10/25/2018)
100. Blessed are the Cheesemakers - Sarah-Kate Lynch (10/27/2018)
101. Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert T. Kiyosaki (10/29/2018)
102. Decluttering at the Speed of Life - Dana K. White (11/1/2018)
103. The Science of Getting Rich - Wallace D. Wattles (11/14/2018)
104. The Science of Being Well - Wallace D. Wattles (11/17/2018)
105. The Science of Being Great - Wallace D. Wattles (11/18/2018)
106. Lord Foul's Bane - Stephen R. Donaldson (11/19/2018)
107. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most - Douglass Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen (11/25/2018)
108. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World, and Why Things are Better than You Think - Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund (11/30/2018)
109. Fortune's Fool - Mercedes Lackey (12/6/2018) - REREAD
110. The Year of Less - Cait Flanders (12/8/2018)
111. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In - Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton (12/16/2018)
112. I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition - Twelve Southerners (12/22/2018)

113. To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis (12/29/2018)

In Progress:
-World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down

ETA: Bolded titles are ones I recommend.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 07:00:32 AM by Raenia »

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #743 on: January 02, 2019, 02:44:28 PM »
My goal for the year was 52 books. I made it this weekend! Between a long work trip, vacations, and a move I have been traveling for probably 8 weeks so far this year, and that's when I get most of my reading done. I may get through 10 more books this year, but I would be shocked if I get through another 50.

I've been lurking in this thread as well as elsewhere on the forum for book recommendations and found all sorts of good things. So, to those of you who pointed out one of this list's finds, thanks! Hopefully my reading list can pay the favor forward
I ended up with 90 books, way more than I thought I was going to be able to. Bold titles below are highly recommended.

54. The Golden City by Hawks, John Twelve
55. Dreamers of the Day by Russell, Mary Doria
56. Six of Crows by Bardugo, Leigh
57. Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope by Saunders, John
58. The Dispossessed by Le Guin, Ursula K.
59. Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback by Plimpton, George
60. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Riggs, Ransom
61. Hyperion by Simmons, Dan
62. Hollow City by Riggs, Ransom
63. The Course of Love by de Botton, Alain
64. Home Town by Kidder, Tracy
65. The Essential Smart Football by Brown, Chris B.
66. The Water Knife by Bacigalupi, Paolo
67. The Art of Smart Football by Brown, Chris B.
68. A Grand Illusion?: An Essay on Europe by Judt, Tony
69. Night by Wiesel, Elie
70. When the Facts Change: Essays, 1995-2010 by Judt, Tony
71. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Lewis, Michael
72. How Proust Can Change Your Life by de Botton, Alain
73. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Roach, Mary
74. Shark's Fin And Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China by Dunlop, Fuchsia
75. Dying: A Memoir by Taylor, Cory
76. The Good Earth by Buck, Pearl S.
77. Hag-Seed by Atwood, Margaret
78. Homegoing by Gyasi, Yaa
79. The Architecture of Happiness by de Botton, Alain
80. Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead?: The Munk Debates by Pinker, Steven
81. The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by Packer, George
82. How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide by Bernhard, Toni
83. Lying by Harris, Sam
84. The Warrior's Apprentice by Bujold, Lois McMaster
85. The Sympathizer by Nguyen, Viet Thanh
86. Iron Council by Miéville, China
87. War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence by Farrow, Ronan
88. No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam by Aslan, Reza
89. The Hallowed Hunt by Bujold, Lois McMaster
90. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Hessler, Peter

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #744 on: January 03, 2019, 03:57:44 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)
45. Midnight Blue-Light Special, Seanan McGuire (library)
46. Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, Margaret Atwood (library)
47. Something like 10 Seanan McGuire short stories I read while waiting in the kitty emergency room.
48. The Oxford Book of American Essays, ed. Brander Matthews (mine)
49. Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi (library)
50. In The Labyrinth of Drakes, Marie Brennan (mine)
51. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed)
52. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed)
53. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed)

54. The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert O. Paxton (library)
55. The Hum and the Shiver, Alex Bledsoe (library)
56. The Library at Mount Char, Scott Hawkins (own)

Currently reading:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed)
Americanah, Chimamanda Adiche (mine)
The 2018 Best American Essays, ed. Hilton Als (mine)
The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker (mine)


This was a good year of reading overall -- there were some real gems in there. I do think I ended up reading a few too many books out of obligation for book club; I think I'm going to allow myself to be judicious and not always read the book club books this year. We'll see!

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #745 on: January 04, 2019, 12:58:42 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
51. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
52. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
53. Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
54. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
55. Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
56. Peony in Love by Lisa See
57. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
58. Harry Potter: The Wand Collection by Monique Peterson
59. Wonder by RJ Palacio
60. Dumplin by Julie Murphy

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #746 on: January 08, 2019, 03:05:33 PM »
I finished the year at 25.  Aiming for 26 this year.  Getting off to a slow start. 

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
19. Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by  Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew *
20.  The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler, MD (a reread) *
21.  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
22.  Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
23.  Constellation by Adrien Bosc (Novel about a real life plane crash in the Azores in 1949) #
24.  Woman of the Inner Sea by Thomas Keneally
25.  Lights Out Liverpool by Maureen Lee