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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #300 on: April 09, 2019, 09:24:13 PM »
16. Help Me! by Marianne Power - a look at various self help books/methods by following one a month. The author really lays herself bare. I enjoyed it and was even moved. I've always been curious about Tony Robbins and now I definitely know it's not for me! I won't spoil it and say what 'worked' & what she learnt.

17. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (audiobook) Hooray for audiobooks. 14hrs of entertainment this one with a few gasps.
18. The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton. A fast read. Gritty.

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« Reply #301 on: April 10, 2019, 04:13:58 AM »
14. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke
15. Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
16. Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
17. Explosive eighteen by Janet Evanovich
18. The simple path to wealth by JL Collins
19. Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
20. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
21. Caught by Harlan Coben
22. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
23. Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans by Joanne Demaio
24. Missing You by Harlan Coben

25. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #302 on: April 10, 2019, 05:45:13 PM »
I'm in!

   1. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal by Nick Bilton
   2. Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe by Roger McNamee
   3. Who Moved my Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in your Work and your Life by Spencer Johnson
   4. The Simple Path to Wealth by Jim Collins
   5. Everyday Millionaires by Chris Hogan
   6. Ship of Fools by Tucker Carlson
   7. Sabriel by Garth Nix
   8. Becoming by Michelle Obama


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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #303 on: April 10, 2019, 05:53:49 PM »
1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
3. North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah
4. Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
6. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
7. As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
8. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
9. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
10. A World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin
11.The Broken Ladder by Keith Payne
12. Circe by Madeline Miller
13. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
14. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
15. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
17. The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
18. The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
19. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory

20. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
21. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #304 on: April 10, 2019, 06:54:15 PM »
Zucked is a great title! Does the book live up to the cover?

I loved the Sabriel series by Nix - I wish he wrote more relatively grown up works...

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #305 on: April 11, 2019, 09:47:31 AM »
(1) Becoming by Michelle Obama
(2) The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
(3) Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki
(4) Just Kids by Patti Smith
(5) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
(6) The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer
(7) Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
(8) Children of God by Mary Doria Russell
(9) The North Water by Ian McGuire
(10) How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
(11) The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
(12) Empress Orchid by Anchee Min

(13) Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #306 on: April 12, 2019, 07:59:38 AM »
16. Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
17. Explosive eighteen by Janet Evanovich
18. The simple path to wealth by JL Collins
19. Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
20. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
21. Caught by Harlan Coben
22. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
23. Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans by Joanne Demaio
24. Missing You by Harlan Coben
25. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben

26. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult

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« Reply #307 on: April 12, 2019, 09:09:14 PM »
(1) Becoming by Michelle Obama
(2) The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
(3) Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki
(4) Just Kids by Patti Smith
(5) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
(6) The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer
(7) Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
(8) Children of God by Mary Doria Russell
(9) The North Water by Ian McGuire
(10) How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
(11) The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
(12) Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
(13) Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang

(14) The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #308 on: April 13, 2019, 10:19:30 AM »
1) 21 Questions for the 21st Century--Yuval Noah Harari
2) Braving the Wilderness--Brene Brown
3) Treating People Well : The Extraordinary Power of Civility At Work and In Life--Lea Berman & Jeremy Bernard

4) Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World--Cal Newport
5) The Course of Love--Alain de Botton *fiction
6) Cringeworthy : A Theory of Awkwardness--Melissa Dahl
7) Do Not Say We Have Nothing--Madeline Thien   *fiction
8) Designing Your Life : How To Build a Well-lived, Joyful Life--Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

9) No Time to Spare : Thinking About What Matters--Ursula Le Guin  *essays
10) We Should All Be Feminists--Chimamanda Adichie  *short essay
11) Mindfulness in Plain English--Bhante Gunaratana

12) NeuroTribes : The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity--Steve Silberman
13) The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty--Soetu Yanagi, Bernard Leach
14) My Year of Meats--Ruth Ozeki *fiction for bookclub
15) Be Nobody--Lama Marut (so-so, easy read so I finished it)
16) Atomic Habits : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones --James Clear

17) Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection--John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick
18) Becoming--Michelle Obama *bookclub
19) Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage--Alfred Lansing *great historical read
20) Finding Gobi : A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart --Dion Leonard (nice story,  did not need to be book-length)

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21) All Our Relations : Finding the Path Forward--Tanya Talaga (Massey lecture series book calling att'n to the crisis of youth suicide in Indigenous populations)
22) White Fragility : Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People about Racism--Robin Diangelo
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #309 on: April 13, 2019, 12:06:08 PM »
1. World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down - Christian McEwen (1/3/2019)
2. The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach (1/5/2019)
3. The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson (1/7/2019) - REREAD
4. Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo (1/10/2019)
5. Skyward - Brandon Sanderson (1/12/2019)
6. Shades of Milk and Honey - Mary Robinette Kowal (1/12/2019)
7. The Song of Roland - trans. Patricia Terry (1/19/2019)
8. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah (1/26/2019).
9. Fantastic Mr. Fox - Roald Dahl (1/26/2019) - REREAD
10. Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds - Brandon Sanderson (1/27/2019)
11. Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment - Robert Wright (2/4/2019).
12. Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood (2/15/2019)
13. Never Broken: Songs are Only Half the Story - Jewel (2/17/2019)
14. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline (2/18/2019)
15. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing - Hank Green (2/20/2019)
16. Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas (2/22/2019)
17. An Everlasting Meal: Cooking WIth Economy and Grace - Tamar Adler (2/26/2019)
18. Divergent - Veronica Roth (2/28/2019)
19. White Rose Black Forest - Eoin Dempsey (2/28/2019)
20. Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too - Beth Terry (03/06/2019)
21. The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle (3/9/2019)
22. Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard farming and home skills for self-sufficient living - Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin (3/12/2019)
23. The Power - Naomi Alderman (3/17/2019)
24. Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking - Samin Nosrat (3/22/2019)
25. Insurgent - Veronica Roth (3/23/2019)
26. Quicker than the Eye - Ray Bradbury (3/24/2019)
27. The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living - Josh Dorfman (3/27/2019)
28. The Life-changing Magic of Tidyig Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing - Marie Kondo (3/31/2019)
29. Queen Sugar - Natalie Baszile (4/6/2019)
30. Allegiant - Veronica Roth (4/6/2019)
31. Hounded - Kevin Hearne (4/7/2019)
32. The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well - Deborah Needleman (4/7/2019)

33. Color in Decoration - Annie Sloan and Kate Gwynn (4/8/2019)
34. A Vintage Affair - Isabel Wolff (4/13/2019)
35. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... and Maybe the World - William H. McRaven (4/13/2019)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #310 on: April 13, 2019, 06:26:21 PM »
16. Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
17. Explosive eighteen by Janet Evanovich
18. The simple path to wealth by JL Collins
19. Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
20. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
21. Caught by Harlan Coben
22. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
23. Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans by Joanne Demaio
24. Missing You by Harlan Coben
25. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
26. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult

27. The Stranger by Harlan Coben

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #311 on: April 14, 2019, 01:57:04 AM »
Completed so far:

1. Surface Detail, by Iain M. Banks (predictable,but entertaining)
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey  (of nightmares)
3. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan (the author has such a crush on google)
4. the handmaid's tale, Atwood (oof)
5. The Doomsday Machine, Ellsberg ([insert litany of swearwords, here])
6. A Wrinkle in Time, L'Engle (much-needed wholesomeness)
7. People of the Lie, Peck

In Progress:

The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
An Introduction to Statistical Learning, (review)
Conversations with Ogotemmêli, by Marcel Griaule
Strategies and Games: Theory and Practice, by Prajit K. Dutta
Measurement, by Paul Lockhart
Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! by Miran Lipovača
The Road to Serfdom, by F. A. Hayek

On Shelf:

Thinking Physics, by Epstein
On Numbers and Games, by Conway
Modern Principles of Economics, by Cowen
...more to come

Updates:

8. The Road Less Traveled, Peck (reminds me of Fromm's 'Art of Loving,' but with more religious overtones)
9. A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor (my sense of the scope of history has been broadened delightfully)
10. The Left Hand of Darkness, Le Guin (I loved it)

It seems I'm reading everything but the books on my to-read list.

...I loved anything by Garth Nix as a kid. The Abhorsen series, and the Ragwitch, especially. Those and the Bartimaeus trilogy (Stroud) were my favorites, growing up.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #312 on: April 14, 2019, 03:17:47 AM »
16. Help Me! by Marianne Power - a look at various self help books/methods by following one a month. The author really lays herself bare. I enjoyed it and was even moved. I've always been curious about Tony Robbins and now I definitely know it's not for me! I won't spoil it and say what 'worked' & what she learnt.

17. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (audiobook) Hooray for audiobooks. 14hrs of entertainment this one with a few gasps.
18. The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton. A fast read. Gritty.

19. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #313 on: April 14, 2019, 05:07:49 AM »
26. You Have the Right to Remain Innocent, James Duane
27. The Fold, Peter Cline

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #314 on: April 14, 2019, 08:34:13 AM »
It seems I'm reading everything but the books on my to-read list.

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« Reply #315 on: April 14, 2019, 03:26:40 PM »
It seems I'm reading everything but the books on my to-read list.

I've started alternating what I request from the library: One from my TBR list, one for the popsugar challenge, and one sequel to something else I've read.  I have to finish all three before requesting another set.  Anything new I want to read has to go on the TBR list and wait for the next round.

I've been thrown off track a bit by a bunch of decorating books my spouse took out, that he wanted both of us to read so we can talk about them before painting/decorating our new house.  I'll be back to the regularly scheduled TBR list soon.

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« Reply #316 on: April 14, 2019, 06:47:10 PM »
It seems I'm reading everything but the books on my to-read list.

I know that game.

This keeps happening to me! I have an ongoing list (about 20 books right now) and then someone will suggest a book and I'm like...sweet, I'll go to the library today! And list keeps getting longer and forgotten...

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #317 on: April 14, 2019, 08:53:24 PM »
I haven't updated a in long time, but still reading! Here's what I've finished so far in 2019:

1.   Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White
2.   Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney
3.   Grit by Angela Duckworth
4.   The Pursuit of Endurance by Jennifer Pharr Davis
5.   Becoming by Michelle Obama
6.   Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush
7.   Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
8.   Rise by Cara Brookins
9.   Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
10.   The Normal One by Jeanne Safer
11.   Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
12.   Here is Real Magic by Nate Staniforth

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #318 on: April 15, 2019, 04:29:00 AM »
Hello all

I am in again. I had a late start this year but I’m getting at a pace of 2 books per week so I’m hoping to get to 50 by the end of the year:
- 40 fiction books, probably all French, the English section of my library doesn’t have anything new to offer and I don't like buying fiction books at 10€ a piece as I never reread them.
- 10 nonfiction books, mostly parenting, personal development or relationship books (I should read Gottman books and the five love languages).
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  • My Child's Different: The Lessons Learned from One Family's Struggle ...by Elaine Halligan
  • The 7 habits  of highly effective people by Stephen Covey … reread
FR*
  • Ouragan (Rushing Waters) par Danielle Steel
  • Magique (Magic) par Danielle Steel
  • Cadeaux inestimables (Precious Gifts) par Danielle Steel
  • Les diamants de l'hiver (Homecoming) par Belva Plain
  • Quand l'ouragan s'apaise (The flame and the flower) par Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  • La vie devant soi (The life before us) par Émile Ajar (Romain Gary)
  • Traîtrises (Beloved Rogue) par Penelope Williamson

* English title (if applicable or summary) in italics

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #319 on: April 15, 2019, 05:32:28 AM »
20. Anything is possible by Elizabeth Strout. It would be the sequel to My Name is Lucy Barton, but more looking into to the lives of the other family members and townsfolk mentioned in first book. I kept forgetting who they all were.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #320 on: April 16, 2019, 04:27:45 AM »
1. Laini Taylor - Strange the Dreamer
2. JK Rowling - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
3. Drew Hayes - Siege Tactics
4. Charlie Holmberg - Smoke & Summons
5. Barry Eisler - The Killer Collective
6. Sarah Andersen - Adulthood Is A Myth
7. Lydia Kang - A Beautiful Poison
8. Laini Taylor - Muse of Nightmares
9. Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen - Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
10. Michelle Obama - Becoming
11. Deborah Harkness - A Discovery of Witches
12. Lisa Goldstein - The Red Magician
13. Shea Ernshaw - The Wicked Deep
14. Rafi Zabor - The Bear Comes Home
15. Victoria Lee - The Fever King

16. Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
17. Ransom Riggs - Hollow City
18. Ransom Riggs - Library of Souls
19. Ransom Riggs - A Map of Days

I like this series quite a bit, although I struggled a little with the fourth installment being such a dramatic change from the first three. It grew on me, though.

These books are one of those series that makes me wonder what the heck we're calling 'young adult' fiction. It's got brutal killings (including people, formerly-human monsters, and animals), kidnapping, Nazi-esque experimentation on humans (including children), blackmail, etc. I actually had a nightmare related to what I was reading. But it's appropriate for kids since there's no sex, right? :-P

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« Reply #321 on: April 16, 2019, 08:20:30 AM »
1. Infernal Devices - Philip Reeve - 1/3/18
2. Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari - 1/12/18 - UGH. Great subject, TERRIBLE execution. 200 pages of content in 430 pages of endless fucking lists and artificial dichotomies. Will never be reading another book from this author. He needs an editor to take the wind out of his (verbose, tedious, pedantic, excessive) sails
3. How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind - Dana White - 1/21/19
4. A Darkling Plain - Philip Reeve - 1/22/19
5. Woman on Fire - Amy Jo Goddard - 2/11/19 - fucking AWFUL. I don't think I'm the target audience. I found it incredibly condescending and reductionist and self-righteous. It was for book club. Hate that I even had to finish it!
6. Better Than Before - Gretchen Rubin - 2/19/19 - great. I highly recommend it.
7. The Female Persuasion - Meg Wolitzer - 3/1/19- actually a pretty solid read! Kept me engaged. Not my usual by any means (it was for book club), but not an annoyance read either.
8. The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/10/19 - these are fun kids reads. Well written and engaging.
9. The Queen of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/15/19
10. The King of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/19/20
11. Dies in Fire - S M Stirling - 3/21/19 - Book club book. This was really good! It's a local author, and I hate to say it, but I wasn't expecting much. Good read though. World war z writing vibe, but more compelling characters.
12. A Conspiracy of Kings - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/24/19
13. Thick as Thieves Megan Whalen Turner - 3/28/19
14. Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey - AJ Jacobs - 4/6/19 - not one of my favorite books by him. Hit it's stride a *little* more later on? But really, could have easily been an article and been better for it. Not much of his usual reliable great humor either. Eh.
15. The Year of Living Danishly - Helen Russell - 4/4/19 - pretty good, although the surprise infertility/miracle pregnancy store line crushed my sad little infertile heart. Definitely made me laugh out loud a time or two, and was an interesting look into denmark. A bit dry in places though.

16. Flight Behavior - Barabara Kingsolver - 4/15/19 - took me a little bit to get into this, but it was really good. Sad at times for sure. Empowering. Politically topical. Not sure why I owned it for so long without reading it! I love her books.
17. The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran - in progress

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #322 on: April 16, 2019, 10:54:33 AM »
I read the first of that series and had a very similar set of thoughts re: what we call children's/YA literature, Slicey!

Have you read Gibran before, Bracken_Joy? The Prophet is one of my all-time faves.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #323 on: April 17, 2019, 01:11:04 PM »
Zucked is a great title! Does the book live up to the cover?

Yes!  Totally worth a read.  He does a great job describing the dark side of Facebook and other social apps.  They are addicting (by design). They create tribes who behave unkindly to "outsiders". They've replaced face to face relationships with virtual ones. They manipulate us socially and chemically via dopamine for their own profit. We've lost control of our data and it can be used to influence us in unexpected ways without our consent or approval.  It's a liberal slant and a bit alarmist but he makes some great points.

This book gave me a vocabulary for what's been bothering me about Facebook (& other social apps) for years.  I appreciated his suggestions on how to make social media work better for society as a whole.  He also did an interview with Kara Swisher on Recode/Decode which covers some of the topics in the book in an hour podcast.

I'm reading Hooked now, which goes into more detail on how these apps are designed to be addictive by the Harvard professor who teachers people how to make engaging and habit forming apps.  It's fascinating.
 


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« Reply #324 on: April 17, 2019, 07:01:41 PM »
1. Lands Of Lost Borders: Biking Out Of Bounds On The Silk Road by Harris, Kate
2. The Spinning Magnet: The Force That Created the Modern World and Could Destroy It by Mitchell, Alanna
3. Lines on A Map: Unparalleled Adventures in Modern Exploration by Wolf, Frank
4. With Blood Upon the Sand by Beaulieu, Bradley P.
5. The Gender Game by Forrest, Bella
6. Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership With A Search-and-rescue Dog by Charleson, Susannah
7. Designing your Life: How to Build A Well-lived, Joyful Life by Burnett, William
8. Alone Against the North: An Expedition Into the Unknown by Shoalts, Adam
9. Strange Dogs by Corey, James S. A.
10. Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion by Williams, James S.
11. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by McKeown, Greg
12. The Passage by Cronin, Justin
13. The Adventurer by Waltari, Mika
14. Forgotten Fire by Bagdasarian, Adam
15. Balthasar's Odyssey by Maalouf, Amin
16. Family Tree Detective: A Step-by-step Guide to Investigating your Family History by Allen, Desmond Walls

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #325 on: April 17, 2019, 10:07:38 PM »
I'm in! I seem to always have a goal to increase my reading. I've seen an uptick in my travel for work so I've been able to tackle more audiobooks lately. I also learned to crochet and that gives me a lot of time to read, if I can find the time to do that. A friend turned me on to Orson Scott Card and I love those audiobooks, so this list will probably be dominated by his books.

1. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card
2. Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card
3. The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
5. Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card
6. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
7. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

8. The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason
9. The Swarm by Orson Scott Card

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #326 on: April 17, 2019, 11:14:49 PM »
21. The Now Habit: A strategic program for overcoming procrastination and enjoying guilt free play by Dr Neil Fiore (audiobook) - it was good but I'll have to get hold of a written copy to go over the techniques again.
22. The Wife by Alafair Burke. Bit of a thriller. Husband is accused of sexual abuse but will his wife stand by him. I enjoyed it but I did have trouble suspending my disbelief for this one.

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« Reply #327 on: April 18, 2019, 07:34:36 AM »
I read the first of that series and had a very similar set of thoughts re: what we call children's/YA literature, Slicey!

Have you read Gibran before, Bracken_Joy? The Prophet is one of my all-time faves.

Very much so. We had part of "speak to us of Love" read at our wedding =) I just like to revisit now and again. Usually I'll just go in for a single piece I'm feeling that day, but sometimes I like to do a whole read through. "on Joy and Sorrow" is one of my favorite poems of all time, ever.

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« Reply #328 on: April 18, 2019, 10:44:10 AM »
I read the first of that series and had a very similar set of thoughts re: what we call children's/YA literature, Slicey!

Have you read Gibran before, Bracken_Joy? The Prophet is one of my all-time faves.

Very much so. We had part of "speak to us of Love" read at our wedding =) I just like to revisit now and again. Usually I'll just go in for a single piece I'm feeling that day, but sometimes I like to do a whole read through. "on Joy and Sorrow" is one of my favorite poems of all time, ever.

Oh yes. I love "On Joy and Sorrow".

I'm also feeling a need to read "On Work" today....

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« Reply #329 on: April 18, 2019, 02:17:54 PM »
1. Laini Taylor - Strange the Dreamer
2. JK Rowling - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
3. Drew Hayes - Siege Tactics
4. Charlie Holmberg - Smoke & Summons
5. Barry Eisler - The Killer Collective
6. Sarah Andersen - Adulthood Is A Myth
7. Lydia Kang - A Beautiful Poison
8. Laini Taylor - Muse of Nightmares
9. Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen - Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
10. Michelle Obama - Becoming
11. Deborah Harkness - A Discovery of Witches
12. Lisa Goldstein - The Red Magician
13. Shea Ernshaw - The Wicked Deep
14. Rafi Zabor - The Bear Comes Home
15. Victoria Lee - The Fever King
16. Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
17. Ransom Riggs - Hollow City
18. Ransom Riggs - Library of Souls
19. Ransom Riggs - A Map of Days

20. Jonathan Auxier - Sweep: The Story of A Girl and Her Monster

Really enjoyed this one! A sweet but serious story about an orphan child doing dangerous labor (chimney sweeping) in the Victorian era. I think I might just put in for his other books on library holds... they all have good ratings on Amazon.

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« Reply #330 on: April 18, 2019, 05:16:34 PM »
16. Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
17. Explosive eighteen by Janet Evanovich
18. The simple path to wealth by JL Collins
19. Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
20. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
21. Caught by Harlan Coben
22. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
23. Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans by Joanne Demaio
24. Missing You by Harlan Coben
25. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
26. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
27. The Stranger by Harlan Coben

28. Fault Line by Barry Eisler

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« Reply #331 on: April 19, 2019, 01:10:34 AM »
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  • My Child's Different: The Lessons Learned from One Family's Struggle ...by Elaine Halligan
  • The power of habits by Charles Duhigg
  • The 7 habits  of highly effective people by Stephen Covey … reread
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  • Ouragan (Rushing Waters) par Danielle Steel
  • Magique (Magic) par Danielle Steel
  • Cadeaux inestimables (Precious Gifts) par Danielle Steel
  • Les diamants de l'hiver (Homecoming) par Belva Plain
  • Quand l'ouragan s'apaise (The flame and the flower) par Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  • La vie devant soi (The life before us) par Émile Ajar (Romain Gary)
  • Traîtrises (Beloved Rogue) par Penelope Williamson
  • Pressentiments (The Unseen) par Katherine Webb

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« Reply #332 on: April 19, 2019, 11:42:05 AM »
1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
3. North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah
4. Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
6. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
7. As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
8. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
9. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
10. A World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin
11.The Broken Ladder by Keith Payne
12. Circe by Madeline Miller
13. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
14. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
15. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
17. The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
18. The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
19. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
20. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
21. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway

22. The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
23. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

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« Reply #333 on: April 19, 2019, 01:35:47 PM »
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
2. Wisp of a Thing, Alex Bledsoe (library)
3. The 2018 Best American Essays, ed. Hilton Als (mine)
4. The Language Instinct, Stephen Pinker (mine)
5. Dreamsnake, Vonda McIntyre (library)
6. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins (mine)
7. Long Black Curl, Alex Bledsoe (library)
8. The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders (borrowed)
9. Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, ed. Ann Hood (library)
10. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie (mine)
11. Chapel of Ease, Alex Bledsoe (library)
12. Veganomicon, Isa Moskovitz (library)
13. Gather Her Round, Alex Bledsoe (library)
14. Kindred: The Graphic Novel, Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings (borrowed)
15. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao (mine)
16. My System, J.P. Muller (online)
17. Standing and Not Falling: A Sorceror's Primer in 13 Moons, Lee Morgan (mine). An interesting look into magical practices that has a great many self-aspects to it (but also some serious mystical stuff going on). Not everyone's cup of tea for sure, but I liked it.

I am at 3/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Americanah, Chimimanda Adichie (mine)
Old English Herbals, Eleanour Sinclair Rohde (mine)
The Odyssey, Homer, trans. Emily Wilson (mine)

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« Reply #334 on: April 19, 2019, 03:03:52 PM »
1. Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Yikes I still have half the book to read yet.

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« Reply #335 on: April 20, 2019, 09:52:02 AM »
1) 21 Questions for the 21st Century--Yuval Noah Harari
2) Braving the Wilderness--Brene Brown
3) Treating People Well : The Extraordinary Power of Civility At Work and In Life--Lea Berman & Jeremy Bernard

4) Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World--Cal Newport
5) The Course of Love--Alain de Botton *fiction
6) Cringeworthy : A Theory of Awkwardness--Melissa Dahl
7) Do Not Say We Have Nothing--Madeline Thien   *fiction
8) Designing Your Life : How To Build a Well-lived, Joyful Life--Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

9) No Time to Spare : Thinking About What Matters--Ursula Le Guin  *essays
10) We Should All Be Feminists--Chimamanda Adichie  *short essay
11) Mindfulness in Plain English--Bhante Gunaratana

12) NeuroTribes : The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity--Steve Silberman
13) The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty--Soetu Yanagi, Bernard Leach
14) My Year of Meats--Ruth Ozeki *fiction for bookclub
15) Be Nobody--Lama Marut (so-so, easy read so I finished it)
16) Atomic Habits : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones --James Clear

17) Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection--John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick
18) Becoming--Michelle Obama *bookclub
19) Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage--Alfred Lansing *great historical read
20) Finding Gobi : A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart --Dion Leonard (nice story,  did not need to be book-length)

21) All Our Relations : Finding the Path Forward--Tanya Talaga (Massey lecture series book; crisis of youth suicide in Indigenous populations)
22) White Fragility : Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People about Racism--Robin Diangelo (still reading)
23) Artists In Their Studios: Where Art is Born--Robert Amos
24) Shoe Dog : A Memoir by the Creator of Nike--Phil Knight


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« Reply #336 on: April 21, 2019, 04:27:20 AM »
28. Playing with FIRE, Financial Independence Retire Early. Scott Rieckens

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« Reply #337 on: April 21, 2019, 07:25:08 AM »
16. Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
17. Explosive eighteen by Janet Evanovich
18. The simple path to wealth by JL Collins
19. Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
20. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
21. Caught by Harlan Coben
22. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
23. Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans by Joanne Demaio
24. Missing You by Harlan Coben
25. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
26. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
27. The Stranger by Harlan Coben
28. Fault Line by Barry Eisler

29. The Woods by Harlan Coben

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #338 on: April 21, 2019, 09:34:47 PM »
I haven't updated a in long time, but still reading! Here's what I've finished so far in 2019:

1.Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White
2.Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney
3.Grit by Angela Duckworth
4.The Pursuit of Endurance by Jennifer Pharr Davis
5.Becoming by Michelle Obama
6.Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush
7.Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
8.Rise by Cara Brookins
9.Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
10.The Normal One by Jeanne Safer
11.Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
12.Here is Real Magic by Nate Staniforth
13. Presence by Amy Cuddy

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« Reply #339 on: April 22, 2019, 01:24:29 AM »
23. A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski. Four ladies in their sixties and seventies find out who they are on a book club retreat. Not bad.

I've got two I won't add to the list:

The Bat by Jo Nesbo DNF So bad, cheesy, cliches!!! Should I bother reading any others?

Deep Work - Summarized for Busy People. So summarised it was pointless but it was all my library had. I may try to read the actual book at some point but from the summary it sounds a bit obvious - get off social media and get some work done.

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« Reply #340 on: April 22, 2019, 09:43:21 AM »
Completed so far:

1. Surface Detail, by Iain M. Banks (predictable,but entertaining)
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey  (of nightmares)
3. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan (the author has such a crush on google)
4. the handmaid's tale, Atwood (oof)
5. The Doomsday Machine, Ellsberg ([insert litany of swearwords, here])
6. A Wrinkle in Time, L'Engle (much-needed wholesomeness)
7. People of the Lie, Peck
8. The Road Less Traveled, Peck (reminds me of Fromm's 'Art of Loving,' but with more religious overtones)
9. A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor (my sense of the scope of history has been broadened delightfully)
10. The Left Hand of Darkness, Le Guin (I loved it)

In Progress:

The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
An Introduction to Statistical Learning, (review)
Conversations with Ogotemmêli, by Marcel Griaule
Strategies and Games: Theory and Practice, by Prajit K. Dutta
Measurement, by Paul Lockhart
Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! by Miran Lipovača
The Road to Serfdom, by F. A. Hayek

On Shelf:

Thinking Physics, by Epstein
On Numbers and Games, by Conway
Modern Principles of Economics, by Cowen
...more to come


11. Ecclesiastes (epicureanism?)
12. Legal Systems Very Different From Ours, Friedman (focuses on stable systems, p interesting)
13. Candide, Voltaire (more epicureanism, also hilarious)
14. Plot Against America, Roth (alternate history fiction set in the 1940s)
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« Reply #341 on: April 22, 2019, 07:19:49 PM »
24. Quitting Plastic: Easy Ways to Cut Down the Plastic in Your Life by Clara Williams Rodan and Louise Williams. I knew most of the tips but got a few more plus a bit of a push. It's focused on Australia and the Australian lifestyle so I don't think it would be all that relatable outside of Oceania.

Also read though The Art of Getting Started which is a procastination-busting self-help workbook for artists. Looks quite helpful, I might use it in the future.

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« Reply #342 on: April 22, 2019, 07:57:10 PM »
1. Laini Taylor - Strange the Dreamer
2. JK Rowling - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
3. Drew Hayes - Siege Tactics
4. Charlie Holmberg - Smoke & Summons
5. Barry Eisler - The Killer Collective
6. Sarah Andersen - Adulthood Is A Myth
7. Lydia Kang - A Beautiful Poison
8. Laini Taylor - Muse of Nightmares
9. Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen - Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
10. Michelle Obama - Becoming
11. Deborah Harkness - A Discovery of Witches
12. Lisa Goldstein - The Red Magician
13. Shea Ernshaw - The Wicked Deep
14. Rafi Zabor - The Bear Comes Home
15. Victoria Lee - The Fever King
16. Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
17. Ransom Riggs - Hollow City
18. Ransom Riggs - Library of Souls
19. Ransom Riggs - A Map of Days
20. Jonathan Auxier - Sweep: The Story of A Girl and Her Monster

21. Jonathan Auxier - The Night Gardener

Found another one of his books at the library since I liked the last one a lot. Really enjoyed this one, too!

I found an old list I'd made some years ago of books I wanted to read. I'd forgotten all about the list and the books... so now I've got an extensive list of fun library books to look forward to :-) Like a little gift of reading recommendations from my past self.

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« Reply #343 on: April 23, 2019, 04:32:41 AM »
28. Playing with FIRE, Financial Independence Retire Early. Scott Rieckens
29. Without Remorse, Tom Clancy

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« Reply #344 on: April 24, 2019, 12:12:03 PM »
I'm in! I seem to always have a goal to increase my reading. I've seen an uptick in my travel for work so I've been able to tackle more audiobooks lately. I also learned to crochet and that gives me a lot of time to read, if I can find the time to do that. A friend turned me on to Orson Scott Card and I love those audiobooks, so this list will probably be dominated by his books.

1. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card
2. Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card
3. The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
5. Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card
6. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
7. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
8. The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason
9. The Swarm by Orson Scott Card

10. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

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« Reply #345 on: April 24, 2019, 03:51:17 PM »
25. The Lost Man by Jane Harper. A body is found in the outback. Top quality Australian mystery.

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« Reply #346 on: April 24, 2019, 07:36:39 PM »
16. Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
17. Explosive eighteen by Janet Evanovich
18. The simple path to wealth by JL Collins
19. Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
20. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
21. Caught by Harlan Coben
22. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
23. Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans by Joanne Demaio
24. Missing You by Harlan Coben
25. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
26. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
27. The Stranger by Harlan Coben
28. Fault Line by Barry Eisler
29. The Woods by Harlan Coben

30. Unnatural exposure by Patricia Cornwell

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #347 on: April 25, 2019, 12:41:49 AM »
1. Squeezed - Why Our Families Can't Afford America by Alissa Quart
2. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
3. Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
4. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
5. The Great Divergence by Timothy Noah
6. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
7. Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
8. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America - Brandon Hobson
9. American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer
10. It Was All a Dream by Reniqua Allen
11. Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
12. American Hate: Survivors Speak Out edited by Arjun Singh Sethi
13. Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side by Eve Ewing
14. Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
15. Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal by Alexandra Natapoff
16. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof
17. Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises by Rebecca Solnit
18. Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg
19. Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor by Sudhir Venkatesh
20. Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
21. Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah
22. Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson
23. On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by Deray McKesson
24. Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King

Currently Reading
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilerson

Shameless plug for a book that doesn't fit into my particular challenge, but that I greatly enjoyed - The Library Book by Susan Orlean about the LA library fire (and much, much more).

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« Reply #348 on: April 25, 2019, 09:42:54 AM »
1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
3. North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah
4. Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
6. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
7. As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
8. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
9. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
10. A World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin
11.The Broken Ladder by Keith Payne
12. Circe by Madeline Miller
13. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
14. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
15. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
17. The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
18. The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
19. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
20. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
21. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway
22. The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
23. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

24. The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
25. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory

May I just say how I am so happy to be done with the Philippa Gregory books? One or two were fine, but gosh they all sound the same after awhile. I only persisted because I wanted to finish them all and didn't want to have to sort out who everyone was again later. Next up I'll be reading all the Rick Riordan books so I can converse with my 9 year old...

Also, I've updated how much I have saved by reading ebooks from the library on my kindle since receiving it for Christmas in 2015: $1565.43. I love it!!

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« Reply #349 on: April 25, 2019, 11:26:31 AM »
(1) Becoming by Michelle Obama
(2) The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
(3) Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki
(4) Just Kids by Patti Smith
(5) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
(6) The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer
(7) Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
(8) Children of God by Mary Doria Russell
(9) The North Water by Ian McGuire
(10) How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
(11) The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
(12) Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
(13) Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang
(14) The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

(15) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin