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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #700 on: December 06, 2017, 06:24:10 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)

Thanks, allsummerlong, for the recommendations! Had a couple of those on my list but hadn't heard of most of them!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #701 on: December 06, 2017, 01:03:12 PM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

50. Camino Island by John Grisham

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #702 on: December 06, 2017, 08:10:19 PM »

(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #703 on: December 09, 2017, 11:14:02 PM »
(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly

(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #704 on: December 14, 2017, 06:36:58 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)
85. Artemis by Andy Weir

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #705 on: December 14, 2017, 12:54:51 PM »
I've been terrible at updating. I'll also fall far short of 50, but oh well, 20 is better than nothing!

1. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky - Heidi W. Durrow
2. Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
4. The Chosen - Chaim Potok
5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
6. The Promise - Chaim Potok
7. The Education of Will - Patricia McConnell
8. Blankets - Craig Thompson
9. Dear Mr. Henshaw - Beverly Cleary
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
12. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
14. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
15. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
17. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
18. American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang
19. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
20. Dreams from my Father - Barack Obama

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #706 on: December 14, 2017, 04:00:50 PM »
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)
48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
49. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
50. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
51. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
52. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
53. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
54. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
55. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howley (thank you Ringer707 for the recommendation! Now to wait for the next one at the library...)
57. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
58. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick (pretty mediocre, don't recommend)
59. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
60. Shift by Hugh Howey
61. Dust by Hugh Howey
62. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
63. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
64. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
65. La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pulman

66. Dracula by Bram Stoker

Ringer707 I had to laugh at your comment on The Shade of the Moon...it was terrible, wasn't it? The compulsive part of me couldn't leave the series unfinished, but it was definitely not the best book I read this year! However, I'm not sure it was the worst either, since I also have The Girl on the Train and The Man in the High Castle on this year's list. ;) Thanks again for recommending Silo!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #707 on: December 14, 2017, 04:45:33 PM »
God I'm glad I'm not the only one with Girl on the Train. HOW did so many people like it? HOW????

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #708 on: December 15, 2017, 12:07:43 PM »
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)
48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
49. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
50. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
51. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
52. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
53. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
54. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
55. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howley (thank you Ringer707 for the recommendation! Now to wait for the next one at the library...)
57. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
58. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick (pretty mediocre, don't recommend)
59. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
60. Shift by Hugh Howey
61. Dust by Hugh Howey
62. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
63. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
64. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
65. La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pulman

66. Dracula by Bram Stoker

Ringer707 I had to laugh at your comment on The Shade of the Moon...it was terrible, wasn't it? The compulsive part of me couldn't leave the series unfinished, but it was definitely not the best book I read this year! However, I'm not sure it was the worst either, since I also have The Girl on the Train and The Man in the High Castle on this year's list. ;) Thanks again for recommending Silo!

OMG it was so bad! I don't understand at how her writing deteriorated that much... Granted, none of the books were high quality writing, but the first two were interesting enough. This was just horrible. I found The Man in the High Castle to be slightly better, but definitely not good. The Girl on the Train was just predictable, imo.

My worst book of the year goes to The Kid by Sapphire. I don't know how Sapphire went from writing Push to writing that atrocity. I honestly think it may be the worst book I've ever read in my life.

Also, so glad you looked the Silo series so much! My husband, who is NOT a reader, has been listening to audiobooks like a fiend lately (the only way he'll "read") and I'm getting ready to have him start listening to Wool. He just finished World War Z and Artemis, and is now listening to The Martian. He's really enjoying this sci-fi type genre, so if any of you have any more recommendations, I'd love to hear them. It has to be something that captures his interest pretty quickly or he'll drop it.
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #709 on: December 15, 2017, 10:35:28 PM »

(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

(45) The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

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« Reply #710 on: December 16, 2017, 07:43:16 AM »
1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (anyone interested in reducing the high homicide rates in inner cities should read this. So basically everyone.)
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
12. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin (enjoyed this one a lot. Toobin is an engaging writer who clearly did exhaustive research. Read more like a novel than a typical nonfiction account.)
13.  Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Good read, though it lagged at times. Fellowes wrote Downton Abbey and it definitely was of a similar style. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to read his other books, though.
14. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. (I'm hoping Kolker has written other books because this was excellent. Meticulously researched, shining a spotlight on an overlooked, still-unsolved case.)
15. Where'd you Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. (Hilarious. I downloaded another Maria Semple book to my Kindle before even finishing this one so I'd have another of hers ready to read immediately.)
16. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
17. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
18. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
19. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (another Kindle First success)
22. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
23. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)
26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple
28. The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
29. The Good Samaritan by John Marrs (Kindle First pick - decent read)
30. My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller (really a Kindle Single, but I'm counting it since it's getting down to the wire :) )
 
31. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
32-34. Princess Diaries I-III by Meg Cabot

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« Reply #711 on: December 16, 2017, 07:42:01 PM »
86.  Matthew Sullivan, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
87.  Charles Warren Adams, The Notting Hill Mystery
88.  Michael Capuzzo & Teresa Banik Capuzzo, Cat Caught My Heart:  Purrfect Tales of Wisdom, Hope, and Love
89.  Diney Costeloe, The Girl With No Name
90.  Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad

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« Reply #712 on: December 21, 2017, 08:35:52 AM »
1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (anyone interested in reducing the high homicide rates in inner cities should read this. So basically everyone.)
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
12. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin (enjoyed this one a lot. Toobin is an engaging writer who clearly did exhaustive research. Read more like a novel than a typical nonfiction account.)
13.  Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Good read, though it lagged at times. Fellowes wrote Downton Abbey and it definitely was of a similar style. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to read his other books, though.
14. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. (I'm hoping Kolker has written other books because this was excellent. Meticulously researched, shining a spotlight on an overlooked, still-unsolved case.)
15. Where'd you Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. (Hilarious. I downloaded another Maria Semple book to my Kindle before even finishing this one so I'd have another of hers ready to read immediately.)
16. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
17. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
18. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
19. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (another Kindle First success)
22. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
23. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)
26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple
28. The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
29. The Good Samaritan by John Marrs (Kindle First pick - decent read)
30. My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller (really a Kindle Single, but I'm counting it since it's getting down to the wire :) )
31. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
32-34. Princess Diaries I-III by Meg Cabot

35. Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt
36. Princess Diaries IV by Meg Cabot
37. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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« Reply #713 on: December 21, 2017, 10:04:04 AM »
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 50%
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- 1/9/17
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- 1/16/17
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -2/6/17
6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- 2/8/17
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- 2/24/17
8. Geography of Bliss- 3/8/17
9. The Girl on the Train- 3/15/17
10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince- 3/26/17
11. The Art of Happiness- 59%
12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- 4/24/17
13. Yes Please- Amy Poehler - 5/8/17
14. A Spool of Blue Thread- 5/16/17
15. Present over perfect - gave up 5/28/17 about 50% of the way through, it turned SUPER religious
16. SPIN Selling- 6/1/17
17. Million Dollar Launch by Alan Weiss- 6/10/17
18. Off the Page- Jodi Picoult- 6/21/17
19. Interpreter of Maladies - 50% (due at library, wasn't eligible for renewal. Good book though)
20. The Gifts of Vulnerability- 7/10/17
21. It Starts with the Egg- 7/19/17
22. The Golden Compass- 7/30/17
23. The Subtle Knife- 8/4/17
24. Call the Midwife- 8/12/17
25. The Amber Spyglass- 35% (reading through with DH aloud, slow going)
26. The Egg & I- 8/20/17
27. The Lies of Locke Lamora- 9/7/17
28. Red Seas Under Red Skies- 11/?/17
29. The Republic of Thieves- 11/24/17
30. The Obelisk Gate- 11/30/17
31. The Wealthy Barber- 11/30/17

32. The Wealthy Barber Returns- 12/19/17
33. A Torch Against the Night- 10%

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #714 on: December 22, 2017, 07:14:03 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)
85. Artemis by Andy Weir
86. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (really good! Definitely putting more of her books on my list next year)
87. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #715 on: December 22, 2017, 10:24:17 AM »
1. No One Can Pronounce My Name - Rakesh Stayal
2. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much - Sendhil Mullainatan and Eldar Shafir
3. The Circle - Dave Eggers
4. Marley & Me - John Grogan
5. Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection - Brandon Sanderson
6. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Marshall Rosenburg
7. The Association of Small Bombs - Karan Mahajan
8. The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
9. The North Water - Ian McGuire
10. Smarter Faster Better - Charles Duhigg
11. The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between - Hisham Matar
12. The Vegetarian - Han Kang
13. A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton G. Malkiel
14. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians - Brandon Sanderson
15. Alcatraz versus the Scrivener's Bones - Brandon Sanderson
16. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
17. Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystallia - Brandon Sanderson
18. Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens - Brandon Sanderson
19. Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel
20. Closer to Home - Mercedes Lackey
21. Theory and Practice of Good Cooking - James Beard
22. Joust - Mercedes Lackey
23. Alta - Mercedes Lackey
24. Sanctuary - Mercedes Lackey
25. Aerie - Mercedes Lackey
26. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
27. Your Money or Your Life - Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
28. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction - Jeff Vandermeer
29. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - William B. Irving
30. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg
31. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians: The Dark Talent - Brandon Sanderson
32. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
33. Earthfall - Orson Scott Card
34. The Night Bird - Catherine Asaro
35. Range of Ghosts - Elizabeth Bear
36. Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clark
37. Necessary Endings - Henry Cloud
38. Earthborn - Orson Scott Card
39. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
40. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
41. Shattered Pillars - Elizabeth Bear
42. At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
43. Wizard and Glass - Stephen King
44. Steles of the Sky - Elizabeth Bear
45. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker
46. The Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King
47. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
48. The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance - Tovar Cerulli
49. The Halloween Tree - Ray Bradbury
50. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free - Cory Doctorow
51. Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
52. 10% Happier - Dan Harris
53. The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
54. Song of Susannah - Stephen King
55. Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability - Ed. by Jeniifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, and Michael Northen
56. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
57. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
58. A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis
59. March - Geraldine Brooks

60. The Dark Tower - Stephen King
61. Winter Garden - Kristin Hannah
62. Boneshaker - Cherie Priest
63. Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy - Thomas Sowell
64. A Life of Adventure and Delight - Akhil Sharma
65. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed
66. Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte

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« Reply #716 on: December 22, 2017, 02:58:26 PM »
1. A Kiss of Shadows By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2. A Caress of Twilight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
3. The Prisoner of Zenda By Hope, Anthony (audiobook)
4. Pukka's Promise - The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs By Kerasote, Ted
5. The Broken Kingdoms By Jemisin, N. K.
6. The Golem's Eye By Stroud, Jonathan
7. The House of Mirth By Wharton, Edith (audiobook)
8. Babylon's Ashes By Corey, James S. A.
9. Seduced by Moonlight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
10. Treasure Island By Stevenson By Robert Louis (audiobook)
11. Vagabonding - An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel By Rolf Potts
12. The Kingdom of Gods By Jemisin, N. K.
13. Ptolemy's Gate By Stroud, Jonathan (audiobook)
14. Crucible of Gold By Novik, Naomi
15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain (audiobook)
16. Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Lamott, Anne
17. A Dog's Purpose - a Novel for Humans By Cameron, W. Bruce
18. The Time Traveler's Wife By Niffenegger, Audrey (audiobook)
19. How to Solar Power your Home - Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply By Maeda, Martha
20. Everest to Arabia - The Making of An Adventuresome Life By Clarke, Jamie
21. Wool By Howey, Hugh
22. Millionaire Teacher - The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School By Hallam, Andrew
23. Seveneves By Stephenson, Neal
24. Forty Chances: Finding Hope in A Hungry World By Buffett, Howard G.
25. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin (audiobook)
26. A Stroke of Midnight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
27. The Boat Who Wouldn't Float By Mowat, Farley
28. Shift By Howey, Hugh
29. Station Eleven By Mandel, Emily St. John (audiobook)
30. The Snow Leopard By Matthiessen, Peter
31. The Help By Kathryn Stockett (audiobook)
32. Walking the Big Wild - From Yellowstone to the Yukon on the Grizzly Bears' Trail By Heuer, Karsten
33. The Cuckoo's Calling By Galbraith, Robert (audiobook)
34. Dust By Howey, Hugh
35. The Golem and the Jinni By Wecker, Helene (audiobook)
36. The Handmaid's Tale By Atwood, Margaret
37. Cowboys & Dog Tales By O'Byrne, Tim
38. The Way of Kings By Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)
39. Passionate Nomad the Life of Freya Stark By Geniesse, Jane Fletcher
40. The Cellist of Sarajevo By Galloway, Steven (audiobook)
41. Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase By Walters, Louise (audiobook)
42. Raising Cattle for Dairy and Beef: Expert Advice Made Easy By Pezza, Kim
43. The Mark of the Tala By Kennedy, Jeffe (audiobook)
44. The Years of Rice and Salt By Robinson, Kim Stanley
45. Magic Bites By Andrews, Ilona (audiobook)
46. Twelve Kings in Sharakhai By Beaulieu, Bradley P.
47. Moon Called By Briggs, Patricia (audiobook)
48. Assassin's Apprentice By Hobb, Robin (audiobook)
49. Proxy By London, Alex
50. Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes: Modern Construction Methods for Three Fast, Beautiful Boats By Dierking, Gary
51. Go Set A Watchman By Lee, Harper (audiobook)
52. Friction By Brown, Sandra (audiobook)
53. Within the Sanctuary of Wings By Brennan, Marie
54. Words of Radiance By Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)
55. Ready Player One By Cline, Ernest (audiobook)
56. The Last One By Oliva, Alexandra (audiobook)
57. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West By Ambrose, Stephen E. (audiobook)
58. Hex Hall By Hawkins, Rachel (audiobook)
59. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O By Stephenson, Neal (audiobook)
60. Island Beneath the Sea By Allende, Isabel
61. Origin By Brown, Dan


I'm reading two very large books at the moment and am unlikely to finish any more books by the end of the year, so this is my final list. More than 50, but significantly less than last year. I guess I have LESS time to read post-FIRE than before!

Happy New Year all

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #717 on: December 25, 2017, 05:41:31 PM »
(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
(45) The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

(46) What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
(47) Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #718 on: December 26, 2017, 08:03:27 AM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
50. Camino Island by John Grisham

51. Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #719 on: December 26, 2017, 05:40:17 PM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
50. Camino Island by John Grisham
51. Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke

52. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #720 on: December 27, 2017, 07:19:31 AM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
50. Camino Island by John Grisham
51. Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke
52. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

53. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #721 on: December 27, 2017, 11:27:49 AM »

(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
(45) The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
(46) What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
(47) Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry

(48) No Chopsticks Required by Katrina Beikoff

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #722 on: December 28, 2017, 08:06:31 PM »
So I managed 30 books... about 25 more than 2016 :/

Maybe I'll try again for the 50 once I'm FIRE'D..

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #723 on: December 28, 2017, 08:11:31 PM »
I wound up with 33... maybe i can complete one more for the year

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #724 on: December 29, 2017, 06:37:50 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)
85. Artemis by Andy Weir
86. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (really good! Definitely putting more of her books on my list next year)
87. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6)
88. The Martian by Andy Weir
89. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg
90. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #725 on: December 29, 2017, 09:45:23 AM »
So looks like I'll end up with 33 books, some of which were abandoned or partials. I want to aim for 50 books again in 2018.

Question to those who are above 50- out of curiosity, how many of you are audiobook listeners? Not that it matters, and this isn't a competition, I'm just curious. =)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #726 on: December 29, 2017, 02:26:41 PM »
I'm at 66, hoping to finish one or two more in the next few days, and I don't listen to audiobooks.  I prefer to have a physical book in hand, and I'm more of a visual person I think, so audiobooks don't really appeal to me.

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« Reply #727 on: December 29, 2017, 03:48:36 PM »

1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (anyone interested in reducing the high homicide rates in inner cities should read this. So basically everyone.)
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
12. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin (enjoyed this one a lot. Toobin is an engaging writer who clearly did exhaustive research. Read more like a novel than a typical nonfiction account.)
13.  Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Good read, though it lagged at times. Fellowes wrote Downton Abbey and it definitely was of a similar style. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to read his other books, though.
14. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. (I'm hoping Kolker has written other books because this was excellent. Meticulously researched, shining a spotlight on an overlooked, still-unsolved case.)
15. Where'd you Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. (Hilarious. I downloaded another Maria Semple book to my Kindle before even finishing this one so I'd have another of hers ready to read immediately.)
16. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
17. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
18. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
19. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (another Kindle First success)
22. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
23. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)
26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple
28. The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
29. The Good Samaritan by John Marrs (Kindle First pick - decent read)
30. My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller (really a Kindle Single, but I'm counting it since it's getting down to the wire :) )
31. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
32-34. Princess Diaries I-III by Meg Cabot
35. Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt
36. Princess Diaries IV by Meg Cabot
37. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

38. The Callender Papers by Cynthia Voigt
39. Alice & Oliver  by Charles Bock

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #728 on: December 29, 2017, 04:55:31 PM »
So looks like I'll end up with 33 books, some of which were abandoned or partials. I want to aim for 50 books again in 2018.

Question to those who are above 50- out of curiosity, how many of you are audiobook listeners? Not that it matters, and this isn't a competition, I'm just curious. =)

I am! 50 minute round trip commute that I use almost exclusively for listening to audiobooks. I also like to listen to audiobooks when I'm cleaning or putting laundry away though. I would say roughly 20 of my books read this year were audiobooks, but honestly a lot of times I will listen to the book through my library's app and also have the kindle book checked out so I can read it if I'm just sitting down to read or in a position where I can't listen to the audiobook...

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #729 on: December 29, 2017, 08:15:09 PM »
61 for me.

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Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks – Mark Woods
Pistol – The Life of Pete Maravich – Mark Kriegel
Boys Adrift – Leonard Sax
The Unwanteds – Island of Dragons – Lisa McMahon
ADHD Nation – Alan Schwarz
Open – Andre Agassi
The Tender Bar – J.R. Moehringer
Make Your Kid a Money Genius – Beth Kobliner
Clownfish Blues – Tim Dorsey
The Upstarts  – Brad Stone
Razor Girl – Carl Hiaasen
Dueling with Kings – Daniel Barbarisi
Lucky Bastard – Joe Buck
Live Your Life, Not Theirs – Rachel Cruz
The Case Against Sugar – Gary Taubes
Noah’s Castle – John Rowe Townsend
Stealing Fire – Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Play Their Hearts Out – George Dohrmann
Outside Shot – Keith O’Brien
Card Sharks – Pete Williams
The Rise of Superman – Steven Kotler
Quarantine: The Loners – Lex Thomas
Quarantine: The Saints - Lex Thomas
Quarantine: The Burnouts - Lex Thomas
Quarantine: The Giant -  Lex Thomas
The Cubs Way – Tom Verducci
Road Swing – Steve Rushin
The 34-Ton Bat – Steve Rushin
The Extra 2 Percent – Jonah Keri
Grit – Angela Duckworth
The Pint Man – Steve Rushin
Ruthless – Ron Miscavige
Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right – Bernard Goldberg
Generation Me – Jean Twenge
The Narcissism Epidemic – Jean Twenge
Time Riders – Alex Scarrow
Time Riders: Day of the Predator – Alex Scarrow
iGen – Jean Twenge
Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance
Sting-Ray Afternoons – Steve Rushin
Time Riders: The Doomsday Code – Alex Scarrow
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – Amy Chua
The Millionaire Mind – Thomas Stanley
The Vanishing American Adult – Benjamin Sasse
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis – Robert Putnam
Manning Up – Kay Hymowitz
Time Riders: The Eternal War – Alex Scarrow
High Heat – Tim Wendel
The Richest Man in Babylon – George Clason
Stop Acting Rich – Thomas Stanley
In Cheap We Trust – Lauren Weber
Champions Way – Mike McIntyre
Trading Up – Michael Silverstein & Neil Fiske
Parent’s Guide to Youth Basketball – Kevin Cantwell & Pat Alacqua
Pain Free – Pete Egoscue
Golden Days – Jack McCallum
The Book of Basketball – Bill Simmons
The System – Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Bossypants – Tina Fey
Life’s Too Short to Go So F*ckin’ Slow – Susan Lacke



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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #730 on: December 30, 2017, 04:06:05 AM »
So looks like I'll end up with 33 books, some of which were abandoned or partials. I want to aim for 50 books again in 2018.

Question to those who are above 50- out of curiosity, how many of you are audiobook listeners? Not that it matters, and this isn't a competition, I'm just curious. =)

I am! 50 minute round trip commute that I use almost exclusively for listening to audiobooks. I also like to listen to audiobooks when I'm cleaning or putting laundry away though. I would say roughly 20 of my books read this year were audiobooks, but honestly a lot of times I will listen to the book through my library's app and also have the kindle book checked out so I can read it if I'm just sitting down to read or in a position where I can't listen to the audiobook...

My final tally this year is 188 books - see next post for details :) I've never been able to get into audiobooks. I usually listen to music when I do chores. I guess I just read really fast. It helps that I don't have TV/other competing sources of entertainment at home, apart from my books and journals.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #731 on: December 30, 2017, 04:07:39 AM »
Very happily exceeded my goal to read 100 books in 2017! Final tally is: 188 books total (154 finished, 34 unfinished).

Best books of the year:
Non-fiction: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Fantasy: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
Business: Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration by Thomas L. Friedman

The full list:

1. Hollow City
2. Little Lord Fauntleroy
3. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
4. Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story
5. The View from Saturday
6. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India
7. It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be
8. Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide (Dictionary Phrasebook)
9. Places I Never Meant to Be (short stories)
10. Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School
11. The Island of Doctor Moreau
12. Captives of the Flame
13. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
14. Where Should You Invest? Answering the Biggest Questions in Personal Finance
15. The 5 Minute Investor
16. How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life
17. Memories of My Melancholy Whores
18. Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
19. Dreamer of Dune: the Biography of Frank Herbert
20. Green Eggs and Ham
21. A Series of Unfortunate Events Vol. 3: The Wide Window
22. 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone
23. Letters to a Young Contrarian
24. Shogun
25. The $100 Startup
26. The Gifts of Imperfection
27. Hillbilly Elegy
28. What Should I Do With My Life?
29. I Want That! How We All Became Shoppers
30. The Lexus and the Olive Tree
31. When Breath Becomes Air
32. The Dilbert Future
33. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
34. The Sparrow
35. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
36. Daring Greatly
37. Your Money or Your Life
38. Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
39. The Simple Path to Wealth
40. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
41. The Strange Library
42. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance
43. The Slow Regard of Silent Things
44. Mindset: the New Psychology of Success
45. Sandman: Overture
46. Better than Before
47. The Revenge of Analog
48. How Not to Die
49. City of Mirrors
50. Year One
51. My Brilliant Friend
52. Learned Optimism
53. Sabine's Notebook
54. Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science
55. The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives
56. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
57. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
58. The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated
59. In Other Words
60. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
61. Spark Joy
62. The Rules Do Not Apply
63. The Millionaire Next Door
64. 1688: A Global History
65. Like Water for Chocolate
66. Coraline
67. 14 Years of Service in a Fabric-Covered Box
68. Bukidnon: the Philippine Frontier
69. What Color is Your Parachute? For Teens
70. The New Retirementality
71. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
72. How to Retire with Enough Money (and How to Know What Enough Is)
73. World Order
74. Men Without Women (short stories)
75. Norse Mythology
76. Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration
77. Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?
78. The Golden Mean
79. The Gryphon
80. Alexandria
81. The Morning Star
82. The Pharos Gate
83. The Happiness Equation
84. The World of Edena
85. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
86. The New Coffeehouse Investor
87. Heads I Win, Tails I Win
88. Vintage Murakami
89. Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
90. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explains the Hidden Side of Everything
91. The Millionaire Mind
92. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
93. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
94. Time Travel: A History
95. The Power of No
96. Born for This
97. The New New Thing
98. The Famished Road
99. Alexander Hamilton
100. Enough: True Measures of Money, Business and Life
101. The Happiness Advantage
102. On Writing
103. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
104. Tiny Beautiful Things
105. Payoff: the Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations
106. A Monster Calls
107. You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap)
108. Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
109. I Work at a Public Library
110. The Casual Vacancy
111. The Sleeper and the Spindle
112. 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
113. Gold (short stories)
114. Narcissus and Goldmund
115. Koreatown: A Cookbook
116. Budget Bytes
117. The Wealthy Renter: How to Choose Housing That Will Make You Rich
118. So Good They Can't Ignore You
119. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
120. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
121. Liar's Poker
122. The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing (Second Edition)
123. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
124. The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
125. At the Existentialist Cafι: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails
126. Beren and Luthien
127. Unnatural Creatures (short stories)
128. The Clothing of Books
129. The Devourers
130. Status Anxiety
131. Uprooted
132. The Architecture of Happiness
133. Chinese Crash Course
134. His Majesty's Dragon
135. Throne of Jade
136. Black Powder War
137. Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
138. How to Think About Sex
139. Spaceman of Bohemia
140. How to Find Fulfilling Work
141. The Water Knife
142. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
143. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
144. Chinese on the Move
145. In-Flight Chinese
146. The Great Explorers
147. How to Be Bored
148. Empire of Ivory
149. Victory of Eagles
150. Tongues of Serpents
151. Crucible of Gold
152. League of Dragons
153. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
154. Reading and Writing Chinese
155. Kosher Chinese
156. How to Change the World
157. The Once and Future King
158. A Darker Shade of Magic
159. The Romanovs: 1613-1918
160. Failing Forward
161. Charlemagne's Tablecloth
162. Pretty Deadly Volume 1
163. Pretty Deadly Volume 2
164. Oryx and Crake
165. Lucifer Volume 1
166. Kingdom Come
167. Lucifer Volume 5
168. Fables Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind
169. Fables Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland
170. Fables Vol. 19: Snow White
171. Fables Vol. 20: Camelot
172. Fables Vol. 21: Happily Ever After
173. Fables Vol. 22: Farewell
174. Lucifer Volume 2
175. Lucifer Volume 3
176. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
177. Annihilation
178. Option B: Facing Adversity, Finding Resilience and Building Joy
179. Lucky Peach: All About Eggs
180. The Wisdom of Finance
181. Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life
182. The Bettencourt Affair
183. Pottermore: Short Stories from Hogwarts
184. The Martian Chronicles
185. Who Fears Death
186. The Dark Tower Vol. 7: The Dark Tower
187. The Elements of Investing
188. Naked Statistics

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #732 on: December 30, 2017, 10:45:46 AM »
(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
(45) The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
(46) What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
(47) Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry
(48) No Chopsticks Required by Katrina Beikoff

(49) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #733 on: December 30, 2017, 05:39:50 PM »
So looks like I'll end up with 33 books, some of which were abandoned or partials. I want to aim for 50 books again in 2018.

Question to those who are above 50- out of curiosity, how many of you are audiobook listeners? Not that it matters, and this isn't a competition, I'm just curious. =)

I never used to like audiobooks, but this year I listened to a lot. I thought I'd have more time to read after FIRE, but the opposite is true, I have way less time (no commute, less alone time, more hobbies?). I have, however, found I enjoy listening to audiobooks while I'm doing other things, like driving, cleaning, cooking.

The last few weeks I have developed a serious podcast addiction and I expect the number of books I read will go down as a result! but the amount of information, energy, and ideas I am getting from podcasts is worth it!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #734 on: December 30, 2017, 07:41:01 PM »
1. No One Can Pronounce My Name - Rakesh Stayal
2. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much - Sendhil Mullainatan and Eldar Shafir
3. The Circle - Dave Eggers
4. Marley & Me - John Grogan
5. Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection - Brandon Sanderson
6. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Marshall Rosenburg
7. The Association of Small Bombs - Karan Mahajan
8. The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
9. The North Water - Ian McGuire
10. Smarter Faster Better - Charles Duhigg
11. The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between - Hisham Matar
12. The Vegetarian - Han Kang
13. A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton G. Malkiel
14. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians - Brandon Sanderson
15. Alcatraz versus the Scrivener's Bones - Brandon Sanderson
16. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
17. Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystallia - Brandon Sanderson
18. Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens - Brandon Sanderson
19. Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel
20. Closer to Home - Mercedes Lackey
21. Theory and Practice of Good Cooking - James Beard
22. Joust - Mercedes Lackey
23. Alta - Mercedes Lackey
24. Sanctuary - Mercedes Lackey
25. Aerie - Mercedes Lackey
26. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
27. Your Money or Your Life - Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
28. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction - Jeff Vandermeer
29. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - William B. Irving
30. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg
31. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians: The Dark Talent - Brandon Sanderson
32. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
33. Earthfall - Orson Scott Card
34. The Night Bird - Catherine Asaro
35. Range of Ghosts - Elizabeth Bear
36. Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clark
37. Necessary Endings - Henry Cloud
38. Earthborn - Orson Scott Card
39. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
40. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
41. Shattered Pillars - Elizabeth Bear
42. At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
43. Wizard and Glass - Stephen King
44. Steles of the Sky - Elizabeth Bear
45. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker
46. The Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King
47. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
48. The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance - Tovar Cerulli
49. The Halloween Tree - Ray Bradbury
50. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free - Cory Doctorow
51. Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
52. 10% Happier - Dan Harris
53. The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
54. Song of Susannah - Stephen King
55. Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability - Ed. by Jeniifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, and Michael Northen
56. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
57. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
58. A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis
59. March - Geraldine Brooks
60. The Dark Tower - Stephen King
61. Winter Garden - Kristin Hannah
62. Boneshaker - Cherie Priest
63. Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy - Thomas Sowell
64. A Life of Adventure and Delight - Akhil Sharma
65. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed
66. Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte

67. Grand Hotel - Vicki Baum
68. The Poetic Edda - trans. Henry Adams Bellows
69. Who Are You, Really? - Brian R. Little

I think that'll be the final count for the year.  Not half bad!
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« Reply #735 on: December 31, 2017, 06:30:21 AM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
50. Camino Island by John Grisham
51. Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke
52. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
53. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

54. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

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« Reply #736 on: December 31, 2017, 07:14:43 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)
85. Artemis by Andy Weir
86. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (really good! Definitely putting more of her books on my list next year)
87. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6)
88. The Martian by Andy Weir
89. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg
90. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg
91. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Illustrated) by J.K. Rowling

That finishes me up for the year!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #737 on: December 31, 2017, 07:18:31 AM »
So looks like I'll end up with 33 books, some of which were abandoned or partials. I want to aim for 50 books again in 2018.

Question to those who are above 50- out of curiosity, how many of you are audiobook listeners? Not that it matters, and this isn't a competition, I'm just curious. =)

I never used to like audiobooks, but this year I listened to a lot. I thought I'd have more time to read after FIRE, but the opposite is true, I have way less time (no commute, less alone time, more hobbies?). I have, however, found I enjoy listening to audiobooks while I'm doing other things, like driving, cleaning, cooking.

The last few weeks I have developed a serious podcast addiction and I expect the number of books I read will go down as a result! but the amount of information, energy, and ideas I am getting from podcasts is worth it!

I definitely do podcasts while commuting. Maybe I'll go the opposite direction, and try audiobooks for a while!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #738 on: December 31, 2017, 08:29:25 AM »

(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
(45) The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
(46) What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
(47) Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry
(48) No Chopsticks Required by Katrina Beikoff
(49) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

(50) CultureShock! China by Angie Eagan and Rebecca Weiner

Phew!  Just made it. Will join next year's challenge and plan on reading more next year.

About the audiobook question, a few of these were audiobooks. I sometimes listen to books while walking or cleaning the house. I do like to listen to them on long road trips, but don't travel much.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #739 on: December 31, 2017, 10:31:14 AM »
I knew I wouldn't make it to 50, but I got 26 (so one every other week). I love looking back at the titles at the end of the year and getting a tiny jolt of the joy I got out of each one.                                                                                                                         
An Untamed State (Gay)
Dangerous Women (Gay)
The Name of the Wind (Rothfuss)
Homegoing (Gyasi)
The Wise Man's Fear (Rothfuss)
Russian Winter (Kalotay)
Being of Power (Baptiste)
Commonwealth (Patchett)
Call the Midwife (Worth)
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Lawson)
Sapiens (Harari)
Idiot's guide to Writing Children's Books
Station Eleven (St. John Mandel)
Birth of the Pill (Eig)
Born a Crime (Noah)
Modern Romance (Ansari)
Wangs vs. The World (Chang)
10% Happier (Harris)
Hunger: A memoir of (my) body (Gay)
The 4 Hour Workweek (Ferris)
Final Girls (Sager)
The Righteous Mind (Haidt)
On Writing (King)
How to talk so little kids will listen (Farber & King)
Siblings without Rivalry (Farber & Mazlish)
The Subtle Art of Not Gving a F*ck (Manson)
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #740 on: December 31, 2017, 12:15:56 PM »
380 books for me this year. December was probably my worst month, due to car shopping, holidays, and MIL issues.

1   01/01/17   Garton, Ray   Bestial
2   01/02/17   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
3   01/02/17   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
4   01/03/17   Hagberg, David   End Game
5   01/03/17   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
6   01/04/17   Garfield, Brian   Tripwire
7   01/06/17   Hunter, Stephen   I, Ripper
8   01/06/17   Chizmar, Richard   Darkness Whispers
9   01/07/17   Crumley, James   Dancing Bear
10   01/08/17   Rollins, James   War Hawk
11   01/10/17   Garfield, Brian   The Last Hard Men
12   01/10/17   Miller, Rex   Iceman
13   01/11/17   Wendig, Chuck   Zeroes
14   01/11/17   Wohlsdorf, Gina   Security
15   01/12/17   Abel, James   Cold Silence
16   01/14/17   Morris, Keith Lee   Travelers Rest
17   01/15/17   Burke, James Lee   The Jealous Kind
18   01/16/17   Cutter, Nick   Little Heaven
19   01/16/17   Hamilton, Steve   A Stolen Season
20   01/17/17   McDermott, Alan   Trojan
21   01/18/17   Deaver, Jeffery   The Steel Kiss
22   01/19/17   Hurwitz, Gregg   The Nowhere Man
23   01/20/17   Stewart, Chris   Driving over Lemons
24   01/21/17   Dazieri, Sandrone   Kill the Father
25   01/22/17   Garton, Ray   Lot Lizards
26   01/22/17   Moore, Jonathan   The Dark Room
27   01/23/17   Sturgeon, Theodore   I, Libertine
28   01/24/17   Kraus, Daniel   The Monster Variations
29   01/25/17   Abrahams, Tom   Spaceman
30   01/25/17   Carpenter, Stephen   Killer
31   01/26/17   Carr, Caleb   Surrender, New York
32   01/27/17   Reardon, Scott   The Prometheus Man
33   01/28/17   Hilleman, Andrew   World, Chase me Down
34   01/29/17   Whitehead, Colson   The Underground Railroad
35   01/29/17   Dorsey, Tim   Clownfish Blues
36   01/30/17   O'Brien, Tim   The Things They Carried
37   01/30/17   Gorman, Ed   Sleeping Dogs
38   01/31/17   Gorman, Ed   The Day the Music Died
39   02/01/17   Seeley, Nick   Cambodia Noir
40   02/01/17   Freed, David   Hot Start
41   02/01/17   Farnsworth, Christopher   KILLFILE
42   02/02/17   Van Lustbader, Eric   Any Minute Now
43   02/03/17   Deady, Tom   Haven
44   02/03/17   Lida, David   One Life
45   02/04/17   Ho-Kei, Chan   The Borrowed
46   02/05/17   Zander, Joakim   The Believer
47   02/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
48   02/06/17   Garton, Ray   Night Life
49   02/07/17   Hawker, LS   End of the Road
50   02/07/17   Barton, Fiona   The Widow
51   02/08/17   Clarkson, John   Bronx Requiem
52   02/09/17   Gardner, Lisa   Right Behind You
53   02/10/17   Holms, Garret   Grant of Immunity
54   02/11/17   Gorman, Ed   Wake Up, Little Susie
55   02/11/17   Eade, Kenneth   Paladine
56   02/15/17   Mark, David   Cruel Mercy
57   02/17/17   Knight, Phil   Shoe Dog
58   02/19/17   Kellerman, Jonathan   Heartbreak Hotel
59   02/20/17   Dickinson, Robert   The Tourist
60   02/21/17   Clarkson, John   Reed's Promise
61   02/22/17   L'Etoile, James   At What Cost
62   02/22/17   Asher, Neal   The Departure
63   02/23/17   Gorman, Ed   Save the Last Dance for Me
64   02/24/17   Asher, Neal   Zero Point
65   02/24/17   Gorman, Ed   Everybody's Somebody's Fool
66   02/24/17   Asher, Neal   Polity Agent
67   02/25/17   Asher, Neal   Jupiter War
68   02/27/17   Knott, Robert   Revelation
69   02/28/17   Gorman, Ed   Breaking Up is Hard to Do
70   03/04/17   Berry, Steve   The Alexandria Link
71   03/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Fools Rush In
72   03/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Ticket to Ride
73   03/07/17   Wayne, Teddy   Loner, A Novel
74   03/07/17   Gorman, Ed   Bad Moon Rising
75   03/09/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Prime
76   03/10/17   Winters, Ben H   Underground Airlines
77   03/11/17   Axat, Federico   Kill the Next One
78   03/11/17   Wilson, Carter   Revelation
79   03/11/17   Russ, Ted   Spirit Mission
80   03/12/17   Mizushima, Margaret   Stalking Ground
81   03/13/17   Mosby, Steve   The Reckoning on Cane Hill
82   03/14/17   Giambanco, Valentina   Blood and Bone
83   03/16/17   Robin, Dominguez, Tilford   Your Money or Your Life
84   03/17/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Pulse
85   03/18/17   Franklin, Tom   Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
86   03/18/17   Schulman, J. Neil   The Robert Heinlein Interview
87   03/19/17   Barry, Sebastian   Days Without End
88   03/21/17   Flynn, Vince   Order to Kill
89   03/21/17   Carpenter, Stephen   Killer In The Hills
90   03/22/17   Garfield, Brian   The Vanquished
91   03/22/17   Donovan, Jim   Take charge of your destiny
92   03/24/17   Lehane, Dennis   World Gone By
93   03/25/17   Jackson, David   A Tapping At My Door
94   03/26/17   Matheson, Richard   Button, Button
95   03/28/17   Garton, Ray   Crucifax
96   03/29/17   Nelson, John   i, Human
97   03/30/17   Parks, Brad   Say Nothing
98   03/31/17   Franze, Anthony   The Outsider
99   04/01/17   Perry, Thomas   The Old Man
100   04/02/17   Tinti, Hannah   The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
101   04/03/17   Rekulak, Jason   The Impossible Fortress
102   04/04/17   Rosenstiel, Tom   Shining City
103   04/05/17   Hosking, Jay   Three Years with the Rat
104   04/06/17   Grebe, Camilla   The Ice Beneath Her
105   04/07/17   Lebbon, Tim   Relics
106   04/08/17   Scalzi, John   The Collapsing Empire
107   04/10/17   Iles, Greg   Mississippi Blood
108   04/12/17   Cussler, Clive   The Cutthroat
109   04/13/17   Box, C.J.   Vicious Circle
110   04/15/17   Deaver, Jeffery   The Burial Hour
111   04/17/17   Meyer, Deon   The Cobra
112   04/18/17   White, Randy Wayne   Mangrove Lightning
113   04/18/17   Hunsicker, Harry   The Devil's Country
114   04/18/17   Block, Lawrence   Resume Speed
115   04/19/17   Block, Lawrence   Sinner Man
116   04/19/17   Scrivner Love, Melissa   LOLA
117   04/20/17   Alzamora, Sebastia   Blood Crime
118   04/20/17   Woods, Stuart   Fast and Loose
119   04/21/17   Mack Jones, Stephen   August Snow
120   04/22/17   Golden, Christopher   Ararat
121   04/23/17   Suarez, Daniel   Change Agent
122   04/24/17   Baldacci, David   The Fix
123   04/26/17   Parks, Brad   The Good Cop
124   04/27/17   Sandford, John   Golden Prey
125   04/29/17   Berry, Steve   The Lost Order
126   04/30/17   Hutchinson, Michael   Re: Cyclists
127   04/30/17   Osbourne, Kelly   There is no F*cking Secret
128   05/02/17   Nesbo, Jo   The Thirst
129   05/03/17   Lester, Kent   The Seventh Sun
130   05/04/17   Johnstone, William W.   Blood Valley
131   05/08/17   Kerr, Philip   Prussian Blue
132   05/10/17   Rowling, J.K.   The Casual Vacancy
133   05/11/17   Doran, Jamie   Starman
134   05/11/17   Jance, J.A.   Man Overboard
135   05/12/17   Church, James   The Gentleman from Japan
136   05/13/17   Parks, Brad   The Nightgown
137   05/14/17   Parks, Brad   Faces of the Gone
138   05/15/17   Gaiman, Neil   Norse Mythology
139   05/16/17   Segaloff, Nat   A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison
140   05/17/17   Tolkien, Simon   No Man's Land
141   05/18/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Instinct
142   05/19/17   Child, Lee   No Middle Name - Jack Reacher short stories
143   05/20/17   Turow, Scott   Testimony
144   05/21/17   King, Stephen & Chizmar, Richard   Gwendy's Button Box
145   05/22/17   Robertson, L.F.   Two Lost Boys
146   05/24/17   Nesmith, Michael   Infinite Tuesday
147   05/25/17   Child, Lincoln   Full Wolf Moon
148   05/26/17   Hamilton, Steve   Exit Strategy
149   05/26/17   Crichton, Michael   Dragon Teeth
150   05/27/17   Simone, Daniel   The Pierre Hotel Affair
151   05/28/17   Parks, Brad   The Girl Next Door
152   05/29/17   Palahniuk, Chuck   Pygmy
153   05/30/17   Funder, Anna   Stasiland
154   05/30/17   Sigler, Scott   Alive
155   05/30/17   McCammon, Robert   Last Train from Perdition
156   05/30/17   Sigler, Scott   Alight
157   05/31/17   Bukowski, Charles   Ham on Rye
158   05/31/17   Sigler, Scott   Alone
159   06/01/17   Quirk, Matthew   Dead Man Switch
160   06/01/17   Mastai, Elan   All Our Wrong Todays
161   06/02/17   Cole, Daniel   Ragdoll
162   06/03/17   Hart, John   The Last Child
163   06/04/17   Barclay, Linwood   No Time For Goodbye
164   06/05/17   Hart, John   Down River
165   06/06/17   Barclay, Linwood   No Safe House
166   06/06/17   Parks, Brad   Eyes of the Innocent
167   06/06/17   Stone, Brad   The Upstarts
168   06/07/17   Talbot, Michael   The Delicate Dependency
169   06/07/17   Grisham, John   Camino Island
170   06/08/17   Lashner, William   A Filthy Business
171   06/09/17   Cleese, John   So, Anyway
172   06/10/17   Forsythe, Frederick   Avenger
173   06/10/17   Ridpath, Michael   Amnesia
174   06/12/17   Barclay, Linwood   The Accident
175   06/13/17   Cussler, Clive   Nighthawk
176   06/13/17   Barclay, Linwood   Never Saw It Coming
177   06/14/17   Lashner, William   The Accounting
178   06/15/17   Cussler, Clive   The Gangster
179   06/16/17   Van Lustbader, Eric   The Bourne Initiative
180   06/18/17   Stephenson, Neal   The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
181   06/18/17   Finder, Joseph   The Switch
182   06/19/17   Slater, Dan   Wolf Boys
183   06/20/17   Child, Lee   MatchUp
184   06/21/17   Leckie, Ann   Ancillary Justice
185   06/22/17   Winslow, Don   The Force
186   06/22/17   Neuvel, Sylvain   Sleeping Giants
187   06/22/17   Neuvel, Sylvain   Waking Gods
188   06/22/17   Wendig, Chuck   Thunderbird
189   06/22/17   King, Stephen     My Pretty Pony
190   06/23/17   Hart, John   The King of Lies
191   06/24/17   Barclay, Linwood   Fear the Worst
192   06/25/17   Hazel, James   The Mayfly
193   06/27/17   Koontz, Dean   The Silent Corner
194   06/28/17   Woods, Stuart   Indecent Exposure
195   06/30/17   Coes, Ben   Trap the Devil
196   06/30/17   Wilber, Rick   Alien Morning
197   07/01/17   Gardiner, Meg   UNSUB
198   07/02/17   Barclay, Linwood   Never Look Away
199   07/04/17   Maden, Mike   Point of Contact
200   07/04/17   Toyne, Simon   The Boy who Saw
201   07/06/17   Hagberg, David   Tower Down
202   07/06/17   Hassel, Sven   Assignment Gestapo
203   07/07/17   Bronson, Po   The first $20 million is always the hardest
204   07/07/17   Hogan, Chris   Retire Inspired
205   07/07/17   Lee, Patrick   The Breach
206   07/08/18   Lee, Patrick   Ghost Country
207   07/09/17   Lee, Patrick   Deep Sky
208   07/10/17   Barclay, Linwood   Too Close to Home
209   07/11/17   McEnroe, John   But Seriously
210   07/13/17   Stratton, Richard   Smuggler's Blues
211   07/14/17   Bickford, Susan Alice   A Short Time to Die
212   07/17/17   MacBride, Stuart   A Dark so Deadly
213   07/19/17   Hunter, Stephen   Hot Springs
214   07/20/17   Judson, Daniel   The Rogue Agent
215   07/21/17   Sakey, Marcus   Afterlife
216   07/22/17   Connelly, Michael   The Late Show
217   07/23/17   James, Steven   Placebo
218   07/24/17   Abbot, Jeff   Blame
219   07/25/17   Kozeniewski, Stephen   Braineater Jones
220   07/26/17   Gilstrap, John   Final Target
221   07/26/17   Johnson, Lindsey Lee   The Most Dangerous Place on Earth
222   07/27/17   Hawken, Sam   Walk Away
223   07/27/17   Malerman, Josh   Black Mad Wheel
224   07/29/17   Barclay, Linwood   Broken Promise
225   07/29/17   Azzarello, Brian   Filthy Rich
226   07/31/17   Carey, M. R.   The Boy on the Bridge
227   07/31/17   McNamee, Thomas   The Inner Life of Cats
228   08/01/17   Klein, Tal   The Punch Escrow
229   08/02/17   Pronzini, Bill   Endgame
230   08/02/17   Scalzi, John   The Dispatcher
231   08/03/17   Yokoyama, Hideo   Six Four
232   08/03/17   Steele, Allen   Avengers of the Moon
233   08/04/17   Richtel, Matt   Dead on Arrival
234   08/05/17   Atkins, Ace   The Fallen
235   08/05/17   Costello, Matthew   Vacation
236   08/06/17   King, Stephen   The Shining (CD Limited Edition)
237   08/07/17   Johnson, Kenneth   The Man of Legends
238   08/07/17   Richards, Douglas E.   Brain Web
239   08/09/17   Lostetter. Marina J.   Noumenon
240   08/10/17   Borg, Todd   Tahoe Payback
241   08/14/17   Reid, Bob   After On
242   08/14/17   Woods, Stuart   Barely Legal
243   08/14/17   Gooch, Patrick   Artifice
244   08/17/17   Silva, Daniel   House of Spies
245   08/17/17   Hallinan, Timothy   Pulped
246   08/18/17   Brunt, Douglas   Trophy Son
247   08/18/17   Mortimer, Ian   The Outcasts of Time
248   08/19/17   Box, C.J.   Paradise Valley
249   08/20/17   Takei, George   To the Stars
250   08/21/17   Hart, John   Iron House
251   08/22/17   Gregory, Daryl   Spoonbenders
252   08/22/17   Mulligan, John   The Mile High Club
253   08/24/17   Coughlin, Jack   In the Cross Hairs
254   08/24/17   Klam, Matthew   Who is Rich?
255   08/25/17   Hemstreet, Patrick   The God Wave
256   08/27/17   Hemstreet, Patrick   The God Peak
257   08/28/17   Farnsworth, Christopher   Flashmob
258   08/28/17   Mackay, Malcolm   Every Night I Dream of Hell
259   08/29/17   Betley, Matthew   Overwatch
260   08/31/17   Malfi, Ronald   Bone White
261   09/01/17   Lyle, H.B.   The Irregular
262   09/02/17   Parker, T. Jefferson   The Room of White Fire
263   09/02/17   Matheson, Richard   Somewhere in Time
264   09/02/17   Storey, Erik   A Promise to Kill
265   09/03/17   Richards, Matt   Somebody to Love
266   09/04/17   Bear, Greg   Dead Lines
267   09/04/17   Fury, Dalton   All Lines Black
268   09/05/17   Abel, James   Vector
269   09/06/17   Percy, Benjamin   The Dark Net
270   09/07/17   Barclay, Linwood   Far from True
271   09/08/17   Kidder, Tracy   A Truck full of Money
272   09/10/17   Lagercrantz, David   The Girl who takes an Eye for an Eye
273   09/10/17   Martin, Russell   The Resurrection of Candy Sterling
274   09/11/17   Johnson, Craig   The Western Star
275   09/12/17   Stross, Charles   The Atrocity Archive
276   09/12/17   Stross, Charles   The Concrete Jungle
277   09/14/17   Benford, Gregory   The Berlin Project
278   09/15/17   Drew, Alan   Shadow Man
279   09/15/17   Chen, Curtis C.   Kangaroo Too
280   09/16/17   Petrie, Nick   Burning Bright
281   09/17/17   Elsberg, Marc   Blackout
282   09/18/17   Joy, David   The Weight of this World
283   09/19/17   Logan, Michael   Hell's Detective
284   09/19/17   Kamal, Sheena   The Lost Ones
285   09/20/17   Lotz, Sarah   The White Road
286   09/21/17   Chirovici, E. O.   The Book of Mirrors
287   09/21/17   Blauner, Peter   Proving Ground
288   09/24/17   DeMille, Nelson   The Cuban Affair
289   09/25/17   Poore, Michael   Reincarnation Blues
290   09/25/17   Merritt, Tom   Pilot X
291   09/26/17   Doty, James R.   Into the Magic Shop
292   09/28/17   King, Stephen & Owen   Sleeping Beauties
293   09/29/17   Coleman, Reed   The Hangman's Sonnet
294   09/30/17   Clines, Peter   Paradox Bound
295   10/01/17   Coben, Harlan   Don't Let Go
296   10/02/17   Williams, David   When the English Fall
297   10/03/17   Flynn, Vince   American Assassin
298   10/04/17   Hendrix, Grady   Paperbacks from Hell
299   10/04/17   Brown, Dan   Origin
300   10/05/17   Zousmer, Steve   Falling into the Mob
301   10/06/17   Hallinan, Timothy   Fields Where They Lay
302   10/08/17   Gill, John Freeman   The Gargoyle Hunters
303   10/11/17   Smitherd, Luke   The Stone Man
304   10/12/17   Card, Orson Scott   Children of the Fleet
305   10/13/17   Clegg, Douglas   The Halloween Man
306   10/15/17   Stross, Charles   The Jennifer Morgue
307   10/15/17   Stross, Charles   PIMPF
308   10/16/17   Taylor, James   Rolls-Royce
309   10/17/17   Cussler, Clive   The Romanov Ransom
310   10/19/17   Fforde, Jasper   The Eyre Affair
311   10/20/17   Pyper, Andrew   The Only Child
312   10/20/17   Little, Bentley   The Handyman
313   10/21/17   Ide, Joe   Righteous
314   10/23/17   Quinn, Spencer   The Right Side
315   10/24/17   Hill, Joe   Strange Weather
316   10/25/17   McFate, Sean   Deep Black
317   10/25/17   Pinborough, Sarah   Behind Her Eyes
318   10/27/17   Billingham, Mark   Love like Blood
319   10/28/17   Birmingham, John   A Girl in Time
320   10/29/17   Gross, Andrew   The Saboteur
321   10/31/17   Harrison, Craig   The Longest Kill
322   11/01/17   Clegg, Douglas   The Nightmare Chronicles
323   11/01/17   Grisham, John   The Rooster Bar
324   11/02/17   Connelly, Michael   Two Kinds of Truth
325   11/02/17   Rollins, James   Ghost Ship
326   11/03/17   Sandford, John   Deep Freeze
327   11/04/17   Child, Lee   The Midnight Line
328   11/05/17   Button, Jenson   Life to the Limit
329   11/06/17   Archer, Jeffrey   Tell Tale
330   11/06/17   Dionne, Karen   The Marsh King's Daughter
331   11/08/17   Hunter, Stephen   G-Man
332   11/09/17   Brookmyre, Christopher   The Last Hack
333   11/10/17   Goldman, Matt   Gone to Dust
334   11/11/17   Wilson, Robert Charles   Last Year
335   11/12/17   Sternbergh, Adam   The Blinds
336   11/12/17   Woods, Stuart   Quick & Dirty
337   11/13/17   Dolby, Thomas   The Speed of Sound
338   11/14/17   Laukkanen, Owen   The Forgotten Girls
339   11/15/17   Weir, Andy   Artemis
340   11/16/17   Christie, William   A Single Spy
341   11/17/17   Baldacci, David   End Game
342   11/19/17   Lehane, Dennis   Since we Fell
343   11/19/17   Bukowski, Charles   On Cats
344   11/20/17   Maberry, Jonathan   Joe Ledger: Unstoppable
345   11/21/17   Mitchell, David   Slade House
346   11/22/17   Dunn, Matthew   Act of Betrayal
347   11/24/17   Koontz, Dean   The Whispering Room
348   11/25/17   Kernick, Simon   The Bone Field
349   11/27/17   Dexter, Pete   God's Pocket
350   11/28/17   Robinson, Kim Stanley   Aurora
351   11/29/17   Boyd, Damien   As the Crow Flies
352   11/29/17   Brawn, Ross   Total Competition
353   11/29/17   Howey, Hugh   Beacon 23
354   11/30/17   Gorman, Ed   Cage of Night
355   12/02/17   Freeman, Brian James   Reading Stephen King
356   12/02/17   Arnoff, Jason   The Last Days of Jack Sparks
357   12/03/17   Hanson, Hart   The Driver
358   12/04/17   Brandman, Michael   Missing Persons
359   12/05/17   Sullivan, Matthew   Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
360   12/05/17   Robinson, Spider   The Free Lunch
361   12/06/17   Voigt, Jens   Shut up Legs!
362   12/07/17   Kernick, Simon   The Hanged Man
363   12/08/17   O'Connell, Mark   The Close Encounters Man
364   12/11/17   Stross, Charles   The Fuller Memorandum
365   12/14/17   Johnson, Craig   The Cold Dish
366   12/15/17   Wacks, Peter J   Second Paradigm
367   12/16/17   Woods, Stuart   Smooth Operator
368   12/17/17   Hertling, William   Kill Process
369   12/19/17   Garton, Ray   Seductions
370   12/22/17   Golden, Christopher   Dead Ringers
371   12/23/17   Young, David   Stasi Child
372   12/26/17   Jones, Holly Goddard   The Salt Line
373   12/26/17   Newmark, Amy   Step outside your comfort zone
374   12/28/17   Stross, Charles   The Apocalypse Codex
375   12/29/17   Eisler, Barry   Zero Sum
376   12/29/17   Beck, Haylen   Here and Gone
377   12/30/17   Doyle, Roddy   Smile
378   12/30/17   Clarkson, John   Among Thieves
379   12/31/17   Crais, Robert    The Wanted
380   12/31/17   Disher, Gary   Signal Loss

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #741 on: December 31, 2017, 02:06:18 PM »
1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (anyone interested in reducing the high homicide rates in inner cities should read this. So basically everyone.)
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
12. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin (enjoyed this one a lot. Toobin is an engaging writer who clearly did exhaustive research. Read more like a novel than a typical nonfiction account.)
13.  Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Good read, though it lagged at times. Fellowes wrote Downton Abbey and it definitely was of a similar style. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to read his other books, though.
14. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. (I'm hoping Kolker has written other books because this was excellent. Meticulously researched, shining a spotlight on an overlooked, still-unsolved case.)
15. Where'd you Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. (Hilarious. I downloaded another Maria Semple book to my Kindle before even finishing this one so I'd have another of hers ready to read immediately.)
16. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
17. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
18. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
19. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (another Kindle First success)
22. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
23. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)
26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple
28. The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
29. The Good Samaritan by John Marrs (Kindle First pick - decent read)
30. My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller (really a Kindle Single, but I'm counting it since it's getting down to the wire :) )
31. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
32-34. Princess Diaries I-III by Meg Cabot
35. Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt
36. Princess Diaries IV by Meg Cabot
37. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
38. The Callender Papers by Cynthia Voigt
39. Alice & Oliver  by Charles Bock

40. Princess Diaries V by Meg Cabot
41. You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Got a few in under the wire! I didn't make it to 50, but I ended up doing better than I thought I would!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #742 on: January 01, 2018, 06:55:32 PM »
91.  Anne DeGrace, Far from Home
92.  Martha Wells, All Systems Red

Finished the year at 92 completed.  Didn't track books I started but didn't read all the way through, but there were a lot of those as well.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #743 on: January 01, 2018, 11:43:52 PM »
I did it.  After much procrastination and a Nov/Dec with a few "novellas" and trashy fiction to catch up, I hit 50 on the 31st!  Now no more goals for next year so I can just read what/when I feel like it without worrying about this dang challenge!  lol

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #744 on: January 02, 2018, 07:45:20 AM »
@VeggieTable - Underground Railroad is my first book for 2018! I'm excited to read it. Thrilled that you described it as "page-turning" because I really need some momentum to get through difficult books sometimes.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #745 on: January 20, 2018, 09:52:41 PM »
My list so far:

1.   Flashman and the Angel of the Lord – George MacDonald Fraser
2.   Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
3.   Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health – B.K.S. Iyengar
4.   Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
5.   Second Nature – Michael Pollan
6.   Wild Fermentation – Sandor Katz
7.   It Can’t Happen Here – Sinclair Lewis
8.   Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
9.   The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
10.   In the Garden of Beasts – Erik Larsen
11.   Independent People – Haldor Laxness
12.   Traveling to Work:  Diaries – Michael Palin
13.   The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
14.   Moonglow – Michael Chabon
15.   Evicted – Matthew Desmond
16.   Making It – Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen
17.   In Other Words – Jhumpa Lahiri
18.   Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
19.   Avid Reader – Robert Gottlieb
20.   The Argonauts – Maggie Nelson

Update:
21.   Spark Joy – Marie Kondo
22.   True Grit – Charles Portis
23.   The Red Parts – Maggie Nelson
24.   Not My Father’s Son – Alan Cumming
25.   Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief – Katy Bowman (a real page turner! ;)
26.   Strangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith
27.   The Vegetarian – Han Kang
28.   The Madwoman in the Volvo – Sandra Tsing Loh
29.   The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
30.   Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain


Update:

31.   Moody Bitches – Julia Holland
32.   When You Are Engulfed in Flames – David Sedaris
33.   Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
34.   The Prestige – Christopher Priest
35.   Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher
36.   A Place of Greater Safety – Hilary Mantel
37.   Move Your DNA – Katy Bowman
38.   American Gods – Neil Gaiman
39.   The Undoing Project – Michael Lewis
40.   Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari

Final update for 2017:

41.   The Wisdom of Menopause – Christiane Northrup
42.   The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne – Brian Moore
43.   Home Comforts – Cheryl Mendelson
44.   Better Than Before – Gretchen Rubin
45.   Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon
46.   Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance
47.   Home Cooking – Laurie Colwin
48.   Old Filth – Jane Gardam
49.   Full Catastrophe Living – Jon Kabat-Zinn
50.   Mrs. Fletcher – Tom Perrotta
51.   Wherever You Go, There You Are – Jon Kabat-Zinn
52.   What Happened – Hillary Clinton

Just made it!  I actually had to take Sapiens back to the library before I could finish it, so call it 51 books for the year.