Author Topic: 50 Books in 2019!  (Read 21475 times)

Dollar Slice

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4408
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York City
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #350 on: April 26, 2019, 03:19:07 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

22. James Lovegrove - The Labyrinth of Death

Pretty fluffy mystery type stuff. Fun read. Will probably do a few more since the library has a bunch...

Tick-Tock

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 150
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #351 on: April 26, 2019, 09:26:38 PM »
26.  Gengoroh Tagame, My Brother's Husband
27.  Jodi Taylor, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
28.  Mary Balogh, Someone to Wed
29.  Alys Clare, The Paths of the Air
30.  Alys Clare, A Rustle of Silk

Raenia

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 945
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #352 on: April 27, 2019, 06:08:50 AM »
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)

36. Domino: The Book of Decorating - Deborah Needleman, Sara Ruffin Costello, Dara Coponigro (4/14/2019)
37. A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas (4/16/2019)
38. The Art of Interior Design: Selecting Elements for Distinctive Styles - Suzanne Woloszynska (4/20/2019)
39. American Gods - Neil Gaiman (4/24/2019)
40. A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas (4/25/2019)

ahptex

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 119
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #353 on: April 27, 2019, 08:41:23 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

(16) Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Bracken_Joy

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 8778
  • Location: Oregon
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #354 on: April 27, 2019, 09:54:53 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 - 4/24/19
18. Atomic Habits - James Clear - in progress
19. Expecting Better - Emily Oster - in progress

This thread saved the day, by the way! I couldn't remember if I was next on the book club hosting rotation. I need to know because if so, tomorrow I pick the book! Well I was able to check my reading list and verify I'll be picking and hosting.

diapasoun

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2963
  • Location: California
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #355 on: April 27, 2019, 06:39:23 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).

18. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (library). This is a truly fantastic collection of speculative short stories - a wonderful surrealistic horror/fantasy/sci fi mashup that was just great reading.

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)

FICurious

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Location: Ohio
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #356 on: April 29, 2019, 09:28:46 AM »
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

11. Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones by Brandon Sanderson

FireHiker

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1009
  • Location: So Cal
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #357 on: April 29, 2019, 10:46:38 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

26. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
27. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
28. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett


diapasoun

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2963
  • Location: California
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #358 on: April 29, 2019, 12:02:43 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)
18. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (library)

19. The Odyssey, Homer, trans. Emily Wilson (mine). Ohhhh this was great. I love The Odyssey as a story -- and have since I was first introduced to it when I was about 11 -- but this translation is great. No fumbling archaicisms, no trying to make Greek culture into ours, just lucid, flowing language and what feels like great depth of insight. (And the introduction and the translator's note are great.)

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

Currently reading:

Americanah, Chimimanda Adichie (mine)
Old English Herbals, Eleanour Sinclair Rohde (mine)

Dollar Slice

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4408
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York City
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #359 on: April 29, 2019, 12:33:39 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
22. James Lovegrove - The Labyrinth of Death

23. James Lovegrove - The Stuff of Nightmares

Another fun and fluffy read...

27. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
28. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

That must have made for an interesting back-to-back literary experience! :-)

SmartyCat

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 22
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #360 on: April 29, 2019, 04:13:16 PM »
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

14. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

Serendip

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 696
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #361 on: April 29, 2019, 06:50:09 PM »
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 *so good, important..will be re-read
23) Artists In Their Studios: Where Art is Born--Robert Amos
24) Shoe Dog : A Memoir by the Creator of Nike--Phil Knight

25) Man's Search for Meaning: Viktor Frankl *bookclub
in progress
25) Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies--Jared Diamond **this one might take a while :)
26) On Art and Mindfulness--Enrique Martinez Celaya



lentil

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 94
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #362 on: May 01, 2019, 06:26:27 AM »
April reading (with special favorites marked with a *):

33. Sigrid Nunez’s The Friend *
34. Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black *
35. Anne Cleeve’s Wild Fire
36. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s Friday Black *
37. Martha Well’s The Cloud Roads
38. Neil Hayward’s Lost Among the Birds
39. Lisa Halladay’s Assymetry
40. Pam Houston’s Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

Workingmomsaves

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 77
  • Location: Midwest
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #363 on: May 01, 2019, 07:33:03 PM »


1. Cross the Line James Patterson
2. Diary of a wimpy Kid: The Meltdown. Reading with my 7yo, still counts right😃
3. Spark John Ratey
4. Born to Run Christopher McDougall
5. The Night Child Anna Quinn
6. Endure Alex Hutchinson
7. Sold on A Monday Kristina McMorris
8. The Runaway Species Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman

9. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck
10. The Passage Justin Cronin
11. The Twelve Justin Cronin
12. The City of Mirrors Justin Cronin in progress

ahptex

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 119
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #364 on: May 01, 2019, 09:18:41 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
(15) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
(16) Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

(17) The Last Empress by Anchee Min

tnrunner

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 215
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #365 on: May 02, 2019, 02:40:05 PM »
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

31. The Bogleheads' Guide to investing by Taylor Larimore

FireHiker

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1009
  • Location: So Cal
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #366 on: May 02, 2019, 02:53:07 PM »
27. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
28. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

That must have made for an interesting back-to-back literary experience! :-)

Ha ha, indeed! After that I read Cannery Row (Steinbeck) and I've started another Percy Jackson. I'll update my list in another book or two. I'm trying to be literary and converse with my 9 year old. ;)

WorkingStiffABC

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 14
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #367 on: May 05, 2019, 09:21:13 AM »
April was a tight month for outside reading beyond school work, the robotics team, and work. Did not nearly get as much done as I would have liked.

I am happy that at least one of the books read were on my goal list for 2019. (Atomic Habits)

Would have like to finish my 50 in April, but I know that when I meet the goal that I will not stop reading for 2019. I love it! :)

46   Atomic Habits - Clear
47   Digital Minimalism - Newport
48   The Third Wave - Case

eliza

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 366
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #368 on: May 05, 2019, 09:34:56 PM »
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
25. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
26. One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson
27. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
28. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
29. The View From Flyover Country by Sarah Kendzior

Bracken_Joy

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 8778
  • Location: Oregon
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #369 on: May 06, 2019, 07:15:48 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 - 4/24/19

18. Expecting Better - Emily Oster - 5/2/19
19. Atomic Habits - James Clear - in progress
20. The Keystone Approach: Healing Arthritis and Psoriasis by Healing the Microbiome - Rebecca Fett - in progress

Dollar Slice

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4408
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York City
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #370 on: May 06, 2019, 07:28:46 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
20. Jonathan Auxier - Sweep: The Story of A Girl and Her Monster
21. Jonathan Auxier - The Night Gardener
22. James Lovegrove - The Labyrinth of Death
23. James Lovegrove - The Stuff of Nightmares

24. David Grann - Killers of the Flower Moon

A nonfiction title for a change. Liked it, didn't love it, but it was fascinating to learn about this piece of U.S. history that's largely overlooked.

Trying to read a self-help type book next, which never goes well for me - I never finish them because I always hate them... but I need a lot of help, so I'm trying again ;-)

Slow road to freedom

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 90
  • Location: UK
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #371 on: May 06, 2019, 07:40:23 AM »
Erm.... is it too late to join in?

Been doing other things but want to catch the reading bug again. And there are some great titles I might just dip into.

Just finished:
1. Atomic Habits - James Clear. Nothing crazily new here, but a good summary of how small habitual changes can snowball. Here’s to a new habit of reading - hopefully an average of two books / week!

Wish me luck!


Watchmaker

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 432
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #372 on: May 06, 2019, 08:49:47 AM »
My reading for the year has so far been dominated by a class I was taking.

1. Jude the Obscure
2. Metamorphoses
3. The Aeneid
4. Stanzaic Morte Arthur
5. Dante's Inferno
6. The Gospel of Mark
7. The Faerie Queene
8. Paradise Lost
9. Casino Royale
10. Perelandra
11. The Subtle Knife (still have to finish)
12. Rumpole al a Carte
13. Clinging to the Wreckage
Edit (forgot one): 14. The Wind's Twelve Quarters

Currently reading:
Lud-in-the-Mist
Galatea 2.2




« Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 08:53:08 AM by Watchmaker »

FireHiker

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1009
  • Location: So Cal
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #373 on: May 06, 2019, 10:47:58 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
26. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
27. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
28. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

29. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
30. Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
31. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth
32. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

diapasoun

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2963
  • Location: California
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #374 on: May 06, 2019, 11:23:08 AM »
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)
18. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (library)
19. The Odyssey, Homer, trans. Emily Wilson (mine)

20. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed). Fry is such a brilliant narrator, and I love this book so much.

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

Currently reading:

Americanah, Chimimanda Adichie (mine)
Old English Herbals, Eleanour Sinclair Rohde (mine)

Fresh Bread

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2067
  • Location: Australia
  • Insert dough/bread/crust joke
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #375 on: May 06, 2019, 11:18:15 PM »
26. Micromastery by Robert Twigger - about learning a tiny skill as an impetus to learning more. e.g. learning a few foreign phrases before going to a beginners class which might put you off with all the boring grammar. Or learning a cool martial arts move or how to cook one dish really well.
27. Throw Out Fifty Things by Gail Blanke (audiobook) I don't think I was the intended audience, half of it is about emotional baggage not decluttering. I'll stick to Kondo.
28 & 29. Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Note to self - check library has book 3 of a trilogy before starting. In my google search I got all the spoilers :(

In progress: The Brain's Way of Healing by Norman Doige and Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Cookie78

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1888
  • Location: Canada
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #376 on: May 08, 2019, 10:06:11 AM »
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
17. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World-- and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Rosling, Hans
18. The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Fung, Jason
19. Aconcagua Summit of South America by Kikstra, Harry
20. Tiamat's Wrath by Corey, James S. A.
21. A Primate's Memoir: Love, Death, and Baboons in East Africa by Sapolsky, Robert M.
22. The Ring of Solomon by Stroud, Jonathan (audiobook)

diapasoun

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2963
  • Location: California
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #377 on: May 08, 2019, 11:16:32 AM »
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)
18. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (library)
19. The Odyssey, Homer, trans. Emily Wilson (mine)
20. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)

21. Old English Herbals, Eleanour Sinclair Rohde (mine). This wasn't what I expected, but I still enjoyed it; Rohde's voice is wry and pleasant. This is a great bibliographic resource if you're into old English herbals!

I am at 4/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Americanah, Chimimanda Adichie (mine)
Small Batch Baking, Debby Maugans Nakos (library)

ahptex

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 119
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #378 on: May 08, 2019, 10:09:30 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
(15) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
(16) Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
(17) The Last Empress by Anchee Min

(18) Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White
(19) Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
(20) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

MotherFier

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Location: Dallas, TEXAS
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #379 on: May 09, 2019, 10:55:47 AM »
Hi there I AM IN! Commuter here, mostly listen to audiobooks (from library or youtube if in Russian). Read/listened to 54 last year. Plan on doing 50 or more this year.
So far in 2019:
January
1. "The code of extraordinary mind." By V. Lakhiani
2. "The 4-hour body." by T. Ferris
3. "Lies she told." C. Halahan
4. "The Alchemist." Paulo Coelho (THIS IS MY ANNUAL MUST READ BOOK)
Feb.
5."Fahrenheit 451" R. Bradbury
6. "The Gulag Archipelago" by Solzhenitsyn (PHENOMENAL IN RUSSIAN, not sure how well it translates to English)
March.
7."Bold" by Kotler
8. "Right Financial Plan" by Swedroe
9. "The girl on the train."
10. "The end of the world running club." Walker (FANTASTIC)
April
11. "The good girl."
12. "Agatha Raisin."
13. "The subtle art of not giving a fuck." Manson (SUPER)
14. "Playing with fire."
May
15. "Night moves."

currently listening to#16.
"It" by Stephen King (PHENOMENAL book, and its "only" 45 hours long, haha! But, savoring each minute. Have never seen the movie.)



FICurious

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Location: Ohio
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #380 on: May 09, 2019, 11:23:49 AM »
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
11. Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones by Brandon Sanderson

12. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs     (Excellent...best of the trilogy)


grantmeaname

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4743
  • Age: 26
  • Location: NYC
  • Cast me away from yesterday's things
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #381 on: May 09, 2019, 02:01:54 PM »


12. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs     (Excellent...best of the trilogy)
Good to hear! This is my next audiobook I think. Second book was pretty meh imo. Fine but not good enough for me to drop everything to continue the series.

Bracken_Joy

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 8778
  • Location: Oregon
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #382 on: May 09, 2019, 06:24:26 PM »
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 - 4/24/19
18. Expecting Better - Emily Oster - 5/2/19

19. The Keystone Approach: Healing Arthritis and Psoriasis by Healing the Microbiome - Rebecca Fett - 5/8/19
20. Atomic Habits - James Clear - in progress (ugh this is a slog. Better than Before was way better)
21. Your Money or Your Life - Joseph R. Dominguez, Monique Tilford, and Vicki Robin - in progress

FireHiker

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1009
  • Location: So Cal
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #383 on: May 09, 2019, 06:26:35 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
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
26. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
27. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
28. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
29. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
30. Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
31. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
32. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

33. The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson) by Rick Riordan
34. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
35. May Flowers by Louisa May Alcott

Dare2Dream

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 39
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #384 on: May 10, 2019, 08:01:28 AM »
Surprisingly found a bunch of the recommended books at the local library. Now I just need to work on my speed reading abilities..
 

tnrunner

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 215
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #385 on: May 10, 2019, 08:37:14 PM »
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
31. The Bogleheads' Guide to investing by Taylor Larimore

32. Under the dome by Stephen King

davisgang90

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1230
  • Location: Roanoke, VA
    • Photography by Rich Davis
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #386 on: May 11, 2019, 06:52:49 AM »
28. Playing with FIRE, Financial Independence Retire Early. Scott Rieckens
29. Without Remorse, Tom Clancy
30. Passive Income Freedom, Gundi Gabrielle
31. The Brain that changes Itself, Norman Doidge
32. Economics in one lesson, Henry Hazlitt

FireHiker

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1009
  • Location: So Cal
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #387 on: May 11, 2019, 12:32:49 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
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
26. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
27. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
28. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
29. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
30. Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
31. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
32. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
33. The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson) by Rick Riordan
34. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
35. May Flowers by Louisa May Alcott

36. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
37. Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo by Rick Riordan (this is really more of a short story, but once I hit 75 for the year I'm planning to finally read War and Peace, so it will balance out)

tnrunner

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 215
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #388 on: May 12, 2019, 06:11:34 AM »
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
31. The Bogleheads' Guide to investing by Taylor Larimore
32. Under the dome by Stephen King

33. Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Slow road to freedom

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 90
  • Location: UK
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #389 on: May 12, 2019, 07:11:02 AM »
Late starter here ...

1. May: Atomic Habits, by James Clear (kindle). Nothing particularly new, but an easy summary of research over the last decade or so.
2. May: Decisive: How to make better decisions, by Chip and Dan Heath (library). Insightful and introduced a simple method to help overcome some of our inbuilt biases.


GeekyGirl

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 140
  • Age: 36
  • Location: France
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #390 on: May 12, 2019, 10:17:59 AM »
ENG
  • 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
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
  • Pressentiments (The Unseen) par Katherine Webb
  • L'héritage (The Legacy) par Katherine Webb
  • À la claire rivière(A Half Forgotten Song) par Katherine Webb
  • Chanson douce(Lullaby) par Leïla Slimani
  • Une vie de lumière et de vent() par Christian Signol
  • Vivre et mentir à Téhéran(City of lies:Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Teheran) par Ramita Navai


* English title (if applicable or summary) in italics

diapasoun

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2963
  • Location: California
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #391 on: May 13, 2019, 06:42:06 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)
18. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (library)
19. The Odyssey, Homer, trans. Emily Wilson (mine)
20. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
21. Old English Herbals, Eleanour Sinclair Rohde (mine)

22. Small Batch Baking, Debby Maugans Nakos (library). Really nice small-batch baking book, with a ton of interesting, varied recipes -- would absolutely recommend picking this up if you want a good small-batch baking overview.
23. Dragons: A Natural History, Karl Shuker (mine). This has a fun idea (looking at dragon myths in a naturalistic fashion, sorting them taxonomically) and a good execution (lots of great art, and good engaging stories).
24. Soap: Making It, Enjoying It, Ann Bramson (mine). This seems like a really good intro to soap making, and something I'd like to put into use when I live in a house where it's safe to do lye-based anything.

I am at 6/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Americanah, Chimimanda Adichie (mine)

« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 12:44:28 PM by diapasoun »

Serendip

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 696
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #392 on: May 14, 2019, 12:15:46 PM »
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 *so good, important..will be re-read
23) Artists In Their Studios: Where Art is Born--Robert Amos
24) Shoe Dog : A Memoir by the Creator of Nike--Phil Knight

25) Man's Search for Meaning: Viktor Frankl *bookclub
26) All New Square Foot Gardening: Mel Bartholomew
27) On Art and Mindfulness--Enrique Martinez Celaya
 
still in progress..
28) Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies--Jared Diamond **this one might take a while
needed a balance to the above so also started
29) Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex and Politics--Starhawk :)

diapasoun

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2963
  • Location: California
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #393 on: May 14, 2019, 12:47:04 PM »
I would love to hear your review on the Starhawk. :)

Raenia

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 945
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #394 on: May 14, 2019, 01:23:18 PM »
22. Small Batch Baking, Debby Maugans Nakos (library). Really nice small-batch baking book, with a ton of interesting, varied recipes -- would absolutely recommend picking this up if you want a good small-batch baking overview.
23. Dragons: A Natural History, Karl Shuker (mine). This has a fun idea (looking at dragon myths in a naturalistic fashion, sorting them taxonomically) and a good execution (lots of great art, and good engaging stories).
24. Soap: Making It, Enjoying It, Ann Bramson (mine). This seems like a really good intro to soap making, and something I'd like to put into use when I live in a house where it's safe to do lye-based anything.

Man, now I want to read all three of these...

diapasoun

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2963
  • Location: California
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #395 on: May 14, 2019, 02:51:46 PM »
22. Small Batch Baking, Debby Maugans Nakos (library). Really nice small-batch baking book, with a ton of interesting, varied recipes -- would absolutely recommend picking this up if you want a good small-batch baking overview.
23. Dragons: A Natural History, Karl Shuker (mine). This has a fun idea (looking at dragon myths in a naturalistic fashion, sorting them taxonomically) and a good execution (lots of great art, and good engaging stories).
24. Soap: Making It, Enjoying It, Ann Bramson (mine). This seems like a really good intro to soap making, and something I'd like to put into use when I live in a house where it's safe to do lye-based anything.

Man, now I want to read all three of these...

Check yr library! I'm sure it'll have at least one of these, or something very like it.

Raenia

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 945
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #396 on: May 14, 2019, 06:23:00 PM »
22. Small Batch Baking, Debby Maugans Nakos (library). Really nice small-batch baking book, with a ton of interesting, varied recipes -- would absolutely recommend picking this up if you want a good small-batch baking overview.
23. Dragons: A Natural History, Karl Shuker (mine). This has a fun idea (looking at dragon myths in a naturalistic fashion, sorting them taxonomically) and a good execution (lots of great art, and good engaging stories).
24. Soap: Making It, Enjoying It, Ann Bramson (mine). This seems like a really good intro to soap making, and something I'd like to put into use when I live in a house where it's safe to do lye-based anything.

Man, now I want to read all three of these...

Check yr library! I'm sure it'll have at least one of these, or something very like it.

Oh, I will!  It's just that my TBR list is 50+ books long, and growing faster than I can read.  And I read quite quickly!  Still, good problems to have :)

Fresh Bread

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2067
  • Location: Australia
  • Insert dough/bread/crust joke
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #397 on: May 14, 2019, 10:38:17 PM »
30. Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg (audiobook)
31. Make Your Bed by William H Mcraven. (audiobook) Includes a description of the most painful sounding skydiving accident ever, ouch. Immediately after finishing this I couldn't remember what the 10 life lessons were apart from making your bed, being nice to people and not giving up. The descriptions of the authors time in Navy Seal training were interesting though.

Currently reading and enjoying The Year of Less. I ran out of time with the Brain Healing book and will have to check it out for the fourth time :/

Currently listening to and enjoying The Minimalist Home.

Watchmaker

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 432
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #398 on: May 15, 2019, 09:01:29 PM »
1. Jude the Obscure
2. Metamorphoses
3. The Aeneid
4. Stanzaic Morte Arthur
5. Dante's Inferno
6. The Gospel of Mark
7. The Faerie Queene
8. Paradise Lost
9. Casino Royale
10. Perelandra
11. The Subtle Knife (still have to finish)
12. Rumpole al a Carte
13. Clinging to the Wreckage
14. The Wind's Twelve Quarters
15. Lud-in-the-Mist
16. Hope-in-the-Mist
17. Galatea 2.2
18. Metamorphoses (a play) (different than #2)

Reading:
Made for Love
Never Let Me Go
Every Cradle Is A Grave


tnrunner

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 215
Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #399 on: May 16, 2019, 05:34:11 PM »
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
31. The Bogleheads' Guide to investing by Taylor Larimore
32. Under the dome by Stephen King
33. Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

34. Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke