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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #400 on: May 08, 2018, 07:49:03 PM »
1. A Torch Against The Night- Sabaa Tahir- 1/8/18
--I cannot wait until the next one. Excellent books.
2. Hounded - Kevin Hearne - 1/17/18
3. Hexed - Kevin Hearne- 1/23/18
--fun short reads. Doritos for the brain. Not quite as good as Dresden, but still entertaining.
4. Hammered- Kevin Hearne- 2/9/18
--this one wasn't quite as good at the first two, but it was readable. Hope the next is better again.
5. Lab Girl- Hope Jahren- 2/24/18
--God this took me forever. It just was not compelling for me. Got better at the half way point, but just not my cup of tea. My book club all loved it, though, so maybe I'm alone on this one! I think it would be way more interesting to people who haven't worked in research before, because it'd be 'exploring an unknown life' style.
6. Tricked- Kevin Hearne- 3/2/18
7. World War Z- Max Brooks - 3/5/18
--As always (it was a reread for book club), an excellent book.
8. Trapped- Kevin Hearne - 3/12/18
9. Hunted- Kevin Hearne - 3/23/18
10. Shattered- Kevin Hearne - 4/2/18
11. Staked - Kevin Hearne - 4/11/18
12. Beseiged- Kevin Hearne- 4/17/18
13. Scourged- Kevin Hearne- 4/25/18
14. The Maze Runner- James Dashner- 5/6/18 -- This was another re-read for book club. Still a good read. I'll probably not bother to read the whole series again- the first one really is the best one.

15. A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J Maas
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #401 on: May 09, 2018, 08:34:03 AM »
1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
2. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
4. How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
5. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
6. Between the World and Me by Ta Nahisi Coates
7. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
9. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated) by J.K. Rowling
11. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
12. Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
13. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
14. Beloved by Toni Morrison
15. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
17. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
18. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
19. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
21. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
22. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
23. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #402 on: May 09, 2018, 10:33:57 AM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #403 on: May 09, 2018, 05:16:38 PM »
1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
2. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
4. How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
5. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
6. Between the World and Me by Ta Nahisi Coates
7. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
9. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated) by J.K. Rowling
11. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
12. Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
13. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
14. Beloved by Toni Morrison
15. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
17. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
18. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
19. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
21. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
22. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
23. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
24. Monster by Walter Dean Myers

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #404 on: May 09, 2018, 10:59:23 PM »
(1) Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
(2) A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
(3) The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
(4) Wildwood by Colin Meloy
(5) Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
(6) Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora Chu
(7) Family Matters:Why Homeschooling Makes Sense by David Guterson
(8) Street of Eternal Happiness:  Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz
(9) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
(10) The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
(11) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits by Pema Chodron
(12) The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
(13) The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
(14) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
(15) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
(16) The End of Alzheimer's by Dale Bredesen
(17) Christodora by Tim Murphy
(18) How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about our Future by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
(19) Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
(20) Trumpocracy by David Frum
(21) The More of Less by Joshua Becker
(22) The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
(23) The Knowledge by Martha Grimes
(24) Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell


(25) Move your DNA by Katy Bowman
(26) Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #405 on: May 10, 2018, 12:46:47 PM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
14. Father Sergius and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #406 on: May 11, 2018, 08:48:50 PM »
1. Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (Robert Wright) *IMO very good!
2. Plastic Free : How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too (Beth Terry)
3. Taking the Leap : Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears (Pema Chodron)
4. Sapiens : A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Hurari)
5. Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement (Katy Bowman)
6. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (Margareta Magnusson)
7. The Year of Less  (Cait Flanders)
8. The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection (Scott C. Anderson) *quite liked this, neuroscience and food
9. Why Isn't My Brain Working: Brain decline and effective strategies to recover your brain's health ( Datis Kharrazian)
10. The Back of the Turtle (Thomas King)
11. The War of Art  (Steven Pressfield)
12. Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (Andrew Hallam)
13. Homo Deus : A Brief History of Tomorrow (Yuval Noah Harari)
14. Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression--and the Unexpected Solutions (Johann Hari)
15. Spark : The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain  (John J. Ratey)
16. Tonglen: The Path of Transformation (Pema Chodron)--a more advanced meditation style than I am currently at
17. The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
18. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (Daniel. H. Pink)
19. What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength (Scott Carney)
20. Every Word Is A Bird We Teach To Sing : Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language (Daniel Tammet)
21. The Transformation Power of Fasting (Stephen Harrod Buhner)
22. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha (Tara Brach)
23. Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road (Kate Harris) **beautifully written, intelligent adventure story
24. Fifteen Dogs (Andre Alexis)
25. Microadventures: Local Discoveries, Great Escapes (Alastair Humphries)
26. The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere (Pico Iyer)-lovely book
27. The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North (Beverly Gray)

28. The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living (Meik Wiking)
29. What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky (Lesley Nneka Arimah)
30. Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit)
31. A Monks Guide to a Clean House and Mind (Shoukei Matsumoto)


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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #407 on: May 12, 2018, 06:50:36 AM »
1. A Torch Against The Night- Sabaa Tahir- 1/8/18
--I cannot wait until the next one. Excellent books.
2. Hounded - Kevin Hearne - 1/17/18
3. Hexed - Kevin Hearne- 1/23/18
--fun short reads. Doritos for the brain. Not quite as good as Dresden, but still entertaining.
4. Hammered- Kevin Hearne- 2/9/18
--this one wasn't quite as good at the first two, but it was readable. Hope the next is better again.
5. Lab Girl- Hope Jahren- 2/24/18
--God this took me forever. It just was not compelling for me. Got better at the half way point, but just not my cup of tea. My book club all loved it, though, so maybe I'm alone on this one! I think it would be way more interesting to people who haven't worked in research before, because it'd be 'exploring an unknown life' style.
6. Tricked- Kevin Hearne- 3/2/18
7. World War Z- Max Brooks - 3/5/18
--As always (it was a reread for book club), an excellent book.
8. Trapped- Kevin Hearne - 3/12/18
9. Hunted- Kevin Hearne - 3/23/18
10. Shattered- Kevin Hearne - 4/2/18
11. Staked - Kevin Hearne - 4/11/18
12. Beseiged- Kevin Hearne- 4/17/18
13. Scourged- Kevin Hearne- 4/25/18
14. The Maze Runner- James Dashner- 5/6/18 -- This was another re-read for book club. Still a good read. I'll probably not bother to read the whole series again- the first one really is the best one.
15. A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J Maas- 5/11/18 -- It was a compelling read, but not necessarily a good read. Ended up way more romance than action bend. Supposedly the second is better though, so I'll keep going.

16. A Court of Mist and Fury- Sarah J Maas
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #408 on: May 12, 2018, 05:55:31 PM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
14. Father Sergius and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
15. Secondhand Time - Svetlana Alexievich

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #409 on: May 13, 2018, 08:59:25 AM »
(1) Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
(2) A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
(3) The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
(4) Wildwood by Colin Meloy
(5) Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
(6) Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora Chu
(7) Family Matters:Why Homeschooling Makes Sense by David Guterson
(8) Street of Eternal Happiness:  Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz
(9) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
(10) The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
(11) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits by Pema Chodron
(12) The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
(13) The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
(14) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
(15) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
(16) The End of Alzheimer's by Dale Bredesen
(17) Christodora by Tim Murphy
(18) How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about our Future by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
(19) Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
(20) Trumpocracy by David Frum
(21) The More of Less by Joshua Becker
(22) The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
(23) The Knowledge by Martha Grimes
(24) Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell
(25) Move your DNA by Katy Bowman
(26) Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

(27) Better than College by Blake Boles
(27) The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #410 on: May 13, 2018, 01:46:08 PM »
1. An Anthropologist on Mars, Oliver Sachs
2. Song of the Quarkbeast, Fford
3. David and Goliath, Gladwell
4. Why Buddhism is True, Wright
5. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain
6. B is for Burglar, Sue Grafton
7. Siddhartha, Hesse
8. Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind, Harari
9. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,  Haddon. Talked about this with a high school student on my way out of tutoring last week, and grabbed it to (re-) read so I can ask him about it more next week. Love it!
10. Glass Houses (librarian recommendation when I asked for something lightweight)
11. Lavinia, Le Guin
12. Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card (Yuck)
13. Debt Free U (I liked it! Lots of good ideas and perspective in here.)
14. Fledgling, Octavia Butler (loved it!)
15. How to Tame a Fox, Dugakin (also very good, especially in tandem with #14)
16. Lab Girl, Jahren (BJ, I loved it, although I see how various parts could slow one down...)
17. Grocery, Ruhlman LOVED IT! How did our food system get this crazy way! What can be done?
18. Hard Truth, Nevada Barr: HATED IT! I do not need to know that much about (how you imagine) the inside of the mind of a sadistic psychopath. To be fair, I've enjoyed some of her earlier books.
19. Where you go is not who you'll Be, Bruni
20. Artemis, Weir: Meh. The writing is pretty bad, and the main character sounds just like Mark Whitney, i.e. what Andy Weir probably wishes he sounds like.
21. The Leftovers, Perrotta. Saw it at the library next to something I was looking for, thought "why not." Meh.
22. When Breath Becomes Air,  Kalanithi. So well written!
23. The Essex Serpent, Perry. Meh, not what I thought it would be about.
24. Fantasyland: Recommended by a guy on a plane. Highly depressing, if you want to live in a reality-based world.

Still working on: Borrowed Between the World and Me from my HS junior. We're traveling this weekend, so we'll get to discuss it. (Still working on this: it's a slow read) (Still working...)
Next: The household got a stack of book from my aunt, so something from there. She included a few that were short/fast reads, for my benefit :^)

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #411 on: May 13, 2018, 07:28:47 PM »
1. Cane River - this was for a book club, which is the only reason I finished it. Five hundred pages of depressing slavery historical fiction, ranging from super depressing slave rape and torture to slightly-less-depressing institutional racism by the end of the saga. Would not recommend.
2. The Road Less Traveled - this is a psychology cult classic from the 70s that's fun to read. In one chapter he mentions in a footnote that "the only healthy marriage is an open marriage." Lol, the seventies were awesome.
3. Down Among the Sticks and Bones - a well-written and darkly funny YA fantasy novella. Think CS Lewis with vampires.
4. The Hating Game - this was just a bubble gum contemporary romcom about a love-hate-love relationship. Super fast and sexy read, recommended as a nice beach read if you like romance.
5. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - How did I end up reading so much YA at the beginning of this year? I don't even particularly like YA, these were all recommended to me. This was a fun romp of pirates and highwaymen and gay interracial relationships in the 1800s, but it was very very YA. I can't even put my finger on what "Very YA" means, but whatever it was, this book was that. My next read is YA, too, then I think I'm done for a while. I think it's the quirkiness that gets me. Everyone is so goddamn quirky in YA books.
6. Jane Unlimited - ugh, another YA, this one with a quirky main character who makes artsy umbrellas. Four mentions of Doctor Who in the first half of the book, how weird and nerdy lolol!!! I'm so done with YA.
7. Dead Wake - okay, this one is historical fiction about the Lusitania. I don't know history so this is always good for me. Plus Erik Larsen is the tits, this was a guaranteed Good Book after my latest string of failures. This book is not quite as good as his epicly awesome Devil in the White City that I love love loved, but it's still good and suspenseful.
8.The Duke and I - Regency romance, definitely more erotic than Jane Austen. Fun and light but not particularly great. Recommended all over the place as one of the best contemporary-written regency romances, which probably means I just don't really like this genre. I love Jane Austen, though, oh well.
9.Paris To the Moon - Another French travelogue about an American moving his family to Paris. Funny, well-written, but not epically hilarious like my favorite of this genre, Toujours Provence.
10. Drop the Ball - nonfiction, about how women need to stop trying to do it all. Kind of a companion book to Lean In, which I also didn't like. This book just feels repetitive. It did get my husband and I to make a spreadsheet for our grocery lists, though.
11. A Man Called Ove - another book club read, I guess it was a movie? Anyway, it made me ugly cry at the end although the opening chapters were hard for me to get into. Old grumpy man inspirational lit, I would classify it.
12. The Artist's Way - I am not in the right spot to get into this kind of book, in that I have a toddler and would love to do "morning pages" but it's clear from the way this author writes that she cannot imagine not having alone time every day. Well, bully for her. I'll pick this back up in a few years.
13. Designs for Living and Learning - really great book about childhood learning environments. Gave me a bunch to think about as I create living spaces for my young toddler.
14. Voyage  -a play by Tom Stoppard that's a witty sendup of every Russian play from the greats. Lots of philosophizing and wordplay, but not nearly as entertaining as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which everyone should read (and watch the movie version!) if they have ever read Hamlet. For you Game of Thrones fans out there, Jorah is Hamlet, and that should seal the deal. He also wrote Shakespeare in Love which was a fun screenplay.
15. Chrysalis - nonfiction, an account of female naturalist Maria Meriam. The book I'm writing is going to have a main character named after her, so I thought I'd do some research. Really interesting so far, she was a gifted artist and scientist back when science was stuck more in naming and classifying rather than experimenting. Makes me excited to write my book!
16. The Kingmaker's Daughter - historical fiction by the same woman who wrote The Other Boleyn Girl which I loved. This was a great book, made even greater by the fact that I don't know any history at all. What will happen to Anne and Richard? I don't know, it's a mystery! Makes reading historical fiction all the better, imo.
16b. The Shadow of the Wind - I... really didn't like this. I didn't even finish it, so that's why it's going on the list as 16b. Just awful, pretentious writing. Maybe it's the translation? I had high hopes and a lot of people recommended it, but I found it utterly lacking.
17. The Refrigerator Monologues - On recommendation by this thread. I didn't really care for this one, maybe because I don't know an awful lot about comics. Most of the characters had the same voice, there weren't any great new perspectives. I dunno, I might have been in the wrong frame of mind for this.
18. The Whole-Brain Child - Some really good suggestions for how to handle parenting decisions, based on brain science of developing children. Some of it was for older kids so not quite as useful, but a lot of excellent practical advice for toddler meltdowns, etc. We have been lucky so far with our kid (not quite 2!) but I'm sure she'll be testing our patience soon enough so I want to be prepared.
19. Transatlantic - Another historical fiction about Ireland, transatlantic flight, Frederick Douglass, and some other things that are not really interesting to me. Also the author uses way too many. Sentence fragments. For dramatic effect. And I'm sick of it.
20. Brain on Fire - Nonfiction account of a NY Post journalist who went crazy due to a rare form of encephalitis. Super interesting, like reading a House episode. Ending kind of dragged on weakly but otherwise very engaging.
21. The Philosophical Baby - An overview of studies on the cognitive and emotional capabilities of developing babies. I liked it, but not a lot of good parenting takeaways other than "don't neglect your baby".
22. The Importance of Being Earnest   -Reread this one for funsies. It was fun, like all Wilde is fun.
23. Lady Windemere's Fan - Oh, so fun!
24. The Thirteenth Tale - Solid meh. Gothic mystery type book, very debut-novel in that there's lots of meta-commentary on books and reading and literature. I did the same thing in my debut novel, and I cringe whenever I read it somewhere else. Too long for not enough payoff and I guessed the ending.
25. The Wizard of Earthsea -Thanks to whoever recommended this one in this thread. Leguin is amazing but I've only read The Left Hand Side of Darkness by her and I need to read more. I didn't realize it was YA but I just ran through it super fast.
26. All Our Wrong Todays - GREAT time travel romance book, really really fun. If Chuck Palahniuk wrote The Time Traveller's Wife, this is what it would have turned out as.
27.The Girl Who Drew Butterflies - another biography of Maria Merian as research, YA stuff so very light. My toddler liked looking at all the pictures of butterflies, haha.
28.Superintelligence - Holy moly, this is a fascinating book. Regardless of when you think the singularity will come, there are risks associated with AI and this book does a great job of giving an overview of possible pitfalls where our world will be turned into a ball of paperclips... or something. Really interesting if you're at all into artificial intelligence.

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #412 on: May 14, 2018, 01:44:25 PM »
(1) Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
(2) A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
(3) The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
(4) Wildwood by Colin Meloy
(5) Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
(6) Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora Chu
(7) Family Matters:Why Homeschooling Makes Sense by David Guterson
(8) Street of Eternal Happiness:  Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz
(9) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
(10) The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
(11) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits by Pema Chodron
(12) The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
(13) The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
(14) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
(15) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
(16) The End of Alzheimer's by Dale Bredesen
(17) Christodora by Tim Murphy
(18) How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about our Future by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
(19) Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
(20) Trumpocracy by David Frum
(21) The More of Less by Joshua Becker
(22) The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
(23) The Knowledge by Martha Grimes
(24) Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell
(25) Move your DNA by Katy Bowman
(26) Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
(27) Better than College by Blake Boles
(28) The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright

(29) Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #413 on: May 14, 2018, 03:31:34 PM »
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
3. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read in one night since it's been 20 years and my son was reading it in school)
8. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
9. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
11. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
13. All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (I WILL get through his complete works...eventually)
14. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
16. Here in Berlin by Cristina Garcia
17. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
18. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
19. Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames
20. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
21. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
22. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
23. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
24. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
25. Shattered Air by Bob Madgic
26. The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot
27. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

28. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #414 on: May 14, 2018, 05:30:27 PM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen

20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #415 on: May 15, 2018, 10:07:40 AM »
I'm going to start putting ratings by the books I've read to indicate how much I liked them. These represent more how much I enjoyed the books than where I'd place them in the pantheon of literature. Ratings skew high because I only read books that I think look enjoyable!

1.) Gorilla and the Bird by Zack McDermott 4/5
2.) The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 3/5
3.) Iza's Ballad by Magda Szabo 5/5
4.) The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen 3/5
5.) You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie 5/5
6.) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie 3/5
7.) A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf 4/5
8.) My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris 5/5
9.) Salt Houses by Hala Alyan 5/5
10.) Universal Harvester by John Darnielle 2/5
11.) We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 5/5
12.) Red Winter by Anneli Furmark 4/5
13.) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 5/5
14.) Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson 4/5
15.) We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby 3/5
16.) What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi 4/5
17.) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 4/5
18.) This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz 4/5
19.) This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett 4/5
20.) A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara 5/5
21.) The Vegetarian by Han Kang 3/5
22.) The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez 4/5
23.) Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris 4/5
24.) What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah 4/5
25.) The Language of Food by Dan Jurafsky 4/5
26.) The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty 4/5
27.) A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit 5/5
28.) Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen 4/5
29.) Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit 5/5
30.) Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti 5/5
31.) The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel 4/5
32.) The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti 4/5

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« Reply #416 on: May 15, 2018, 10:37:05 AM »
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
3. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read in one night since it's been 20 years and my son was reading it in school)
8. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
9. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
11. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
13. All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (I WILL get through his complete works...eventually)
14. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
16. Here in Berlin by Cristina Garcia
17. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
18. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
19. Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames
20. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
21. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
22. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
23. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
24. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
25. Shattered Air by Bob Madgic
26. The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot
27. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
28. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

29. The Comedy of Errors by Willliam Shakespeare

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #417 on: May 15, 2018, 12:47:08 PM »
1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
2. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
4. How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
5. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
6. Between the World and Me by Ta Nahisi Coates
7. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
9. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated) by J.K. Rowling
11. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
12. Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
13. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
14. Beloved by Toni Morrison
15. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
17. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
18. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
19. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
21. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
22. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
23. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
24. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
25. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #418 on: May 15, 2018, 02:49:26 PM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen

21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #419 on: May 15, 2018, 05:19:07 PM »
1. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock - Harvey Ussery (1/9/2018)
2. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson (1/19/2018)
3. The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss (1/21/2018)
4. Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Hoeg (1/23/2018)
5. Home Cheese Making - Ricki Carroll (1/25/2018)
6. A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab (1/26/2018)
7. Dead of Winter - Matt Lake, Susan Fair, Laurie Hull, H.W. Lawson, Brian Goodman (1/27/2018)
8. Coraline - Neil Gaiman (1/30/2018)
9. The Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka (2/5/2018)
10. Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (2/21/2018)
11. Purity - Jonathan Franzen (2/22/2018)
12.  Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville (2/27/2018)
13. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (3/4/2018)
14. Running & Being: The Total Experience - George Sheehan (3/7/2018)
15. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (3/10/2018)
16. Plato's Republic - trans. C. D. C. Reeve (3/17/2018)
17. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden (3/21/2018)
18. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (3/23/2018)
19. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Philip Pullman (3/24/2018)
20. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3/30/3018) - REREAD
21.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey (4/4/2018)
22. A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott (4/9/2018)
23. The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy - Peter Temin (4/13/2018)
24. The History of Bees - Maja Lunde (4/15/2018)
25. Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey (4/18/2018)
26. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick
27. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
28. Discourses on Livy - Niccolo Machiavelli (trans Bondanella)
29. The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
30. Tomorrow's Eve - Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (trans Robert Martin Adams)
31. Last Speakers - K. David Harrison
32. Of Dogs and Walls - Yuko Tsushima (4/28/2018)
33. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (5/3/2018)

34. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey (5/15/2018)
35. Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry (5/15/2018) - An interesting, and quite Mustachian, take on technology.  Very short, it's a series of essays rather than a book.  I recommend it, if you can find it.
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #420 on: May 16, 2018, 08:43:20 AM »
I would like to join you all. I'm reading two books now -
1. Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
2. When breathe becomes Air - Paul kalanithi
3. The Tell tale Brain - A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human - V. S. Ramachandran

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« Reply #421 on: May 16, 2018, 02:49:59 PM »
I know I'm late to the game but I am so in! I've done this the past few years with my wife, but we've only counted fiction. I will count both this year, and I am on 8 as of May 16! I have some catching up to do!
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« Reply #422 on: May 17, 2018, 01:16:13 PM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
14. Father Sergius and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
15. Secondhand Time - Svetlana Alexievich
16. The Man Without a Face - Masha Gessen

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« Reply #423 on: May 17, 2018, 09:11:39 PM »
1. Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (Robert Wright) *IMO very good!
2. Plastic Free : How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too (Beth Terry)
3. Taking the Leap : Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears (Pema Chodron)
4. Sapiens : A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Hurari)
5. Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement (Katy Bowman)
6. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (Margareta Magnusson)
7. The Year of Less  (Cait Flanders)
8. The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection (Scott C. Anderson) *quite liked this, neuroscience and food
9. Why Isn't My Brain Working: Brain decline and effective strategies to recover your brain's health ( Datis Kharrazian)
10. The Back of the Turtle (Thomas King)
11. The War of Art  (Steven Pressfield)
12. Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (Andrew Hallam)
13. Homo Deus : A Brief History of Tomorrow (Yuval Noah Harari)
14. Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression--and the Unexpected Solutions (Johann Hari)
15. Spark : The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain  (John J. Ratey)
16. Tonglen: The Path of Transformation (Pema Chodron)--a more advanced meditation style than I am currently at
17. The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
18. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (Daniel. H. Pink)
19. What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength (Scott Carney)
20. Every Word Is A Bird We Teach To Sing : Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language (Daniel Tammet)
21. The Transformation Power of Fasting (Stephen Harrod Buhner)
22. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha (Tara Brach)
23. Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road (Kate Harris) **beautifully written, intelligent adventure story
24. Fifteen Dogs (Andre Alexis)
25. Microadventures: Local Discoveries, Great Escapes (Alastair Humphries)
26. The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere (Pico Iyer)-lovely book
27. The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North (Beverly Gray)
28. The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living (Meik Wiking)
29. What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky (Lesley Nneka Arimah)
30. Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit)
31. A Monks Guide to a Clean House and Mind (Shoukei Matsumoto)

32. A Mind at Home with Itself (Byron Katie & Stephen Mitchell)
33. Abandon: A Romance (Pico Iyer)
34. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
35. The Heart of Zen (Junpo Denis Kelly Roshi & Keith Martin-Smith)
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #424 on: May 18, 2018, 05:22:52 PM »
1. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock - Harvey Ussery (1/9/2018)
2. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson (1/19/2018)
3. The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss (1/21/2018)
4. Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Hoeg (1/23/2018)
5. Home Cheese Making - Ricki Carroll (1/25/2018)
6. A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab (1/26/2018)
7. Dead of Winter - Matt Lake, Susan Fair, Laurie Hull, H.W. Lawson, Brian Goodman (1/27/2018)
8. Coraline - Neil Gaiman (1/30/2018)
9. The Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka (2/5/2018)
10. Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (2/21/2018)
11. Purity - Jonathan Franzen (2/22/2018)
12.  Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville (2/27/2018)
13. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (3/4/2018)
14. Running & Being: The Total Experience - George Sheehan (3/7/2018)
15. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (3/10/2018)
16. Plato's Republic - trans. C. D. C. Reeve (3/17/2018)
17. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden (3/21/2018)
18. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (3/23/2018)
19. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Philip Pullman (3/24/2018)
20. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3/30/3018) - REREAD
21.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey (4/4/2018)
22. A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott (4/9/2018)
23. The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy - Peter Temin (4/13/2018)
24. The History of Bees - Maja Lunde (4/15/2018)
25. Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey (4/18/2018)
26. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick
27. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
28. Discourses on Livy - Niccolo Machiavelli (trans Bondanella)
29. The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
30. Tomorrow's Eve - Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (trans Robert Martin Adams)
31. Last Speakers - K. David Harrison
32. Of Dogs and Walls - Yuko Tsushima (4/28/2018)
33. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (5/3/2018)
34. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey (5/15/2018)
35. Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry (5/15/2018)

36. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd (5/18/2018)
37. Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day - Becky Rapinchuk (5/19/2018) - the 10 minutes a day part is a total lie, but I may give a few parts of the system a try.
38. The Masked CIty - Genevieve Cogman (8/20/2018) - a good, quick read, I'm really enjoying this series.
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« Reply #425 on: May 21, 2018, 10:17:45 AM »
1. Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin (library)
2. A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf (library)
3. The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley (library)
4. The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Joshua Hammer (mine)
5. The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok, trans. Ben Waggoner (mine)
6. Practical Sigil Magic, Frater U.:D.: (pdf)
7. The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne Valente (library)
8. What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah (library)
9. Loitering with Intent, Muriel Spark (library)
10. Everfair, Nisi Shawl (library)
11. Bobbed Hair and Bath-tub Gin, Marion Meade (library)
12. Ghost Talkers, Mary Robinette Kowal  (mine)
13. Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber (mine)

14. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling with Stephen Fry (borrowed). Boyfriend and I have been listening to the HP audiobooks on the weekends -- he'll game, I'll crochet, we both chortle about how much we love Harry Potter. This series is one of my absolute favorites, and Fry is an amazing narrator.
15. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen with Juliet Stevenson (mine). Full of charm, and Henry Tilney is probably my favorite Austenian hero now. Catherine also ranks up there with Lizzie Bennet in terms of favorite heroines -- she's lovely. Stevenson is also a fantastic narrator; I highly suggest her work if you're into audiobooking novels, especially Austen.
16. Earth Power, Scott Cunningham (mine).
17. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (library). OH MY GOSH IT'S BRILLIANT. Suspenseful, lush and vivid, full of interesting characters and a fantastic plot, all held together by a narrator who is intriguing solely because she is so very unintriguing.

I'm very behind on reading right now. Hoping to step it into gear a little bit over the summer -- somehow when the nights are short, that's when I want to stay up all night reading....

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« Reply #426 on: May 21, 2018, 10:20:10 AM »
1. A Torch Against The Night- Sabaa Tahir- 1/8/18
--I cannot wait until the next one. Excellent books.
2. Hounded - Kevin Hearne - 1/17/18
3. Hexed - Kevin Hearne- 1/23/18
--fun short reads. Doritos for the brain. Not quite as good as Dresden, but still entertaining.
4. Hammered- Kevin Hearne- 2/9/18
--this one wasn't quite as good at the first two, but it was readable. Hope the next is better again.
5. Lab Girl- Hope Jahren- 2/24/18
--God this took me forever. It just was not compelling for me. Got better at the half way point, but just not my cup of tea. My book club all loved it, though, so maybe I'm alone on this one! I think it would be way more interesting to people who haven't worked in research before, because it'd be 'exploring an unknown life' style.
6. Tricked- Kevin Hearne- 3/2/18
7. World War Z- Max Brooks - 3/5/18
--As always (it was a reread for book club), an excellent book.
8. Trapped- Kevin Hearne - 3/12/18
9. Hunted- Kevin Hearne - 3/23/18
10. Shattered- Kevin Hearne - 4/2/18
11. Staked - Kevin Hearne - 4/11/18
12. Beseiged- Kevin Hearne- 4/17/18
13. Scourged- Kevin Hearne- 4/25/18
14. The Maze Runner- James Dashner- 5/6/18 -- This was another re-read for book club. Still a good read. I'll probably not bother to read the whole series again- the first one really is the best one.
15. A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J Maas- 5/11/18 -- It was a compelling read, but not necessarily a good read. Ended up way more romance than action bend. Supposedly the second is better though, so I'll keep going.
16. A Court of Mist and Fury- Sarah J Maas - 5/19/18-- Definitely was better than the previous one. Not going to make it on a top YA series list for me, but good enough I'll finish out the series.
17. A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J Maas - 5/21/18 -- The best of the 3 so far I think. Less romance, more bloody fields of war. I can get behind that. =P

18. Meet the Frugalwoods - Elizabeth Willard Thames
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« Reply #427 on: May 21, 2018, 02:08:55 PM »
1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
2. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
4. How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
5. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
6. Between the World and Me by Ta Nahisi Coates
7. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
9. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated) by J.K. Rowling
11. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
12. Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
13. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
14. Beloved by Toni Morrison
15. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
17. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
18. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
19. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
21. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
22. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
23. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
24. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
25. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
26. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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« Reply #428 on: May 21, 2018, 10:13:43 PM »

(1) Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
(2) A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
(3) The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
(4) Wildwood by Colin Meloy
(5) Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
(6) Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora Chu
(7) Family Matters:Why Homeschooling Makes Sense by David Guterson
(8) Street of Eternal Happiness:  Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz
(9) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
(10) The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
(11) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits by Pema Chodron
(12) The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
(13) The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
(14) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
(15) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
(16) The End of Alzheimer's by Dale Bredesen
(17) Christodora by Tim Murphy
(18) How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about our Future by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
(19) Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
(20) Trumpocracy by David Frum
(21) The More of Less by Joshua Becker
(22) The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
(23) The Knowledge by Martha Grimes
(24) Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell
(25) Move your DNA by Katy Bowman
(26) Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
(27) Better than College by Blake Boles
(28) The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
(29) Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

(30) Quakeland by Kathryn Miles

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« Reply #429 on: May 22, 2018, 12:12:32 AM »
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17. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (library). OH MY GOSH IT'S BRILLIANT. Suspenseful, lush and vivid, full of interesting characters and a fantastic plot, all held together by a narrator who is intriguing solely because she is so very unintriguing.
Oh my god, I freaking loved Rebecca. Such an awesomely gothic book. Can't believe it took me thirty years to get to it, but I'm glad I finally did. Anyone else looking for a super interesting and well written novel, try this one.

Also, a fun opening line, and as an author I adore this kind of microtension: "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."
What is Manderley? Why did she leave? Why is she dreaming about going back? Is it a good dream or a nightmare? Like, seriously, such an intriguing opener for such an intriguing book. I wish I could write like Du Maurier.

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #430 on: May 22, 2018, 08:44:58 AM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
14. Father Sergius and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
15. Secondhand Time - Svetlana Alexievich
16. The Man Without a Face - Masha Gessen
17. The Girl from the Metropol Hotel - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

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« Reply #431 on: May 22, 2018, 10:17:33 AM »
21. National Geographic History - March 2018
22. National Geographic History - April 2018
23. A Bright Shining Lie - Neil Sheehan
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #432 on: May 22, 2018, 10:34:24 AM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
 21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille

22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen

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« Reply #433 on: May 22, 2018, 02:18:44 PM »
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17. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (library). OH MY GOSH IT'S BRILLIANT. Suspenseful, lush and vivid, full of interesting characters and a fantastic plot, all held together by a narrator who is intriguing solely because she is so very unintriguing.
Oh my god, I freaking loved Rebecca. Such an awesomely gothic book. Can't believe it took me thirty years to get to it, but I'm glad I finally did. Anyone else looking for a super interesting and well written novel, try this one.

Also, a fun opening line, and as an author I adore this kind of microtension: "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."
What is Manderley? Why did she leave? Why is she dreaming about going back? Is it a good dream or a nightmare? Like, seriously, such an intriguing opener for such an intriguing book. I wish I could write like Du Maurier.

That was 100% my experience too. I can't believe I'm in my 30s and only reading this now.

Her prose constantly floored me. That first line is up there with "It is a truth universally acknowledged..."


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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #434 on: May 22, 2018, 04:00:38 PM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen

23. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #435 on: May 23, 2018, 09:07:41 AM »
2018 Focus: Russia - Goal is 50 Books About Russia, Written by Russians, or Novels Set in Russia
1. The Duel - Anton Chekhov
2. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
3. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
4. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape - Susan Richards
5. Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow - Michael Idov
6. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
7. Russia: A Short History - Abraham Ascher
8. Hadji Murad - Leo Tolstoy
9. Russia - The Story of War - Gregory Carleton
10. The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
11. Red Notice - Bill Browder
12. The Invention of Russia - Arkady Ostrovsky
13. Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
14. Father Sergius and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
15. Secondhand Time - Svetlana Alexievich
16. The Man Without a Face - Masha Gessen
17. The Girl from the Metropol Hotel - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
18. Where the Jews Aren't - Masha Gessen

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #436 on: May 23, 2018, 09:14:14 AM »
1. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Finished 1/14/18
2. How to Make Your Money Last by Jane Bryant Quinn - Finished 1/16/18
3. Animal Farm by George Orwell - Finished 1/20/18
4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin - Finished 2/7/18
5. J is for Judgement by Sue Grafton - Finished 2/9/18
6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Finished 2/20/18
7. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/17/18
8. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Finished 3/21/18
9. L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/30/18
10. Candide by Voltaire - Finished 4/6/18
11. M is for Malice by Sue Grafton - Finished 5/2/2018
12. Wild by Cheryl Strayed - Finished 5/3/2018

13. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Currently Reading
14. N is for Noose by Sue Grafton - Currently Reading

12/50 Read

Do you guys count rereads? I reread Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) and Cress (Marissa Meyer) this year and I just started rereading Winter (also by Marissa Meyer)

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« Reply #437 on: May 23, 2018, 10:17:59 AM »
Do you guys count rereads? I reread Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) and Cress (Marissa Meyer) this year and I just started rereading Winter (also by Marissa Meyer)

Not the gauntlet-maker, but I've counted re-reads in mine -- they are still books I've read this year, after all! Just not ones that are new to me. ;)

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« Reply #438 on: May 23, 2018, 10:41:34 AM »
Do you guys count rereads? I reread Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) and Cress (Marissa Meyer) this year and I just started rereading Winter (also by Marissa Meyer)

Not the gauntlet-maker, but I've counted re-reads in mine -- they are still books I've read this year, after all! Just not ones that are new to me. ;)

Same! I count my re-reads. They're still books I'm reading, so I figure why not.
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #439 on: May 23, 2018, 11:01:55 AM »
Do you guys count rereads? I reread Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) and Cress (Marissa Meyer) this year and I just started rereading Winter (also by Marissa Meyer)

Not the gauntlet-maker, but I've counted re-reads in mine -- they are still books I've read this year, after all! Just not ones that are new to me. ;)

Same! I count my re-reads. They're still books I'm reading, so I figure why not.

I count them as well, though I do mark them down as rereads on my list.

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« Reply #440 on: May 23, 2018, 11:45:11 AM »
1. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
2. Three to get deadly by Janet Evanovich
3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
4. Seamless by Angie Smith
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Hot six by Janet Evanovich
7. Seven up by Janet Evanovich
8. hard eight by janet evanovich
9. Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
10. To the nines by Janet Evanovich
11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
12. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
13. The Lazarus Vendetta by Patrick Larkin
14. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
15. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
16. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
17. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
18. The Silenced by Heather Graham
19. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
20. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
21. Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
22. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
23. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich

24. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner

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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #441 on: May 23, 2018, 12:42:44 PM »
Thanks everyone. I will count them as well.

1. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Finished 1/14/18
2. How to Make Your Money Last by Jane Bryant Quinn - Finished 1/16/18
3. Animal Farm by George Orwell - Finished 1/20/18
4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin - Finished 2/7/18
5. J is for Judgement by Sue Grafton - Finished 2/9/18
6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Finished 2/20/18
7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Finished 3/3/18 (re-read)
8. Cress by Marissa Meyer - Finished 3/8/18 (re-read)
9. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/17/18
10. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Finished 3/21/18
11. L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton - Finished 3/30/18
12. Candide by Voltaire - Finished 4/6/18
13. M is for Malice by Sue Grafton - Finished 5/2/2018
14. Wild by Cheryl Strayed - Finished 5/3/2018

15. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Currently Reading
16. N is for Noose by Sue Grafton - Currently Reading
17. Winter by Marissa Meyer - Currently Ready (re-read)

14/50 Read

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« Reply #442 on: May 23, 2018, 01:05:24 PM »
Do you guys count rereads? I reread Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) and Cress (Marissa Meyer) this year and I just started rereading Winter (also by Marissa Meyer)

Not the gauntlet-maker, but I've counted re-reads in mine -- they are still books I've read this year, after all! Just not ones that are new to me. ;)

Same! I count my re-reads. They're still books I'm reading, so I figure why not.

I count them as well, though I do mark them down as rereads on my list.

If I'm reading it twice in the same year I probably won't.
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Re: 50 Books in 2018!
« Reply #443 on: May 23, 2018, 02:01:17 PM »
Do you guys count rereads? I reread Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) and Cress (Marissa Meyer) this year and I just started rereading Winter (also by Marissa Meyer)

Not the gauntlet-maker, but I've counted re-reads in mine -- they are still books I've read this year, after all! Just not ones that are new to me. ;)

Same! I count my re-reads. They're still books I'm reading, so I figure why not.

I count them as well, though I do mark them down as rereads on my list.

If I'm reading it twice in the same year I probably won't.

Right, if I read something twice in one year I won't count it twice but that is highly unlikely. I usually don't read many books more than once but I found myself waiting for audio books from the library to be available so I started listening to some I had purchased from audible while I waited.

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« Reply #444 on: May 23, 2018, 04:19:27 PM »
Do you guys count rereads? I reread Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) and Cress (Marissa Meyer) this year and I just started rereading Winter (also by Marissa Meyer)

Not the gauntlet-maker, but I've counted re-reads in mine -- they are still books I've read this year, after all! Just not ones that are new to me. ;)

Same! I count my re-reads. They're still books I'm reading, so I figure why not.

I count them as well, though I do mark them down as rereads on my list.

If I'm reading it twice in the same year I probably won't.

Right, if I read something twice in one year I won't count it twice but that is highly unlikely. I usually don't read many books more than once but I found myself waiting for audio books from the library to be available so I started listening to some I had purchased from audible while I waited.

I've been counting some of the books I read to my son at night on this list.  He's been known to ask for the same book every couple months (100+ page books, not short fairy tales).
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1. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock - Harvey Ussery (1/9/2018)
2. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson (1/19/2018)
3. The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss (1/21/2018)
4. Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Hoeg (1/23/2018)
5. Home Cheese Making - Ricki Carroll (1/25/2018)
6. A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab (1/26/2018)
7. Dead of Winter - Matt Lake, Susan Fair, Laurie Hull, H.W. Lawson, Brian Goodman (1/27/2018)
8. Coraline - Neil Gaiman (1/30/2018)
9. The Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka (2/5/2018)
10. Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (2/21/2018)
11. Purity - Jonathan Franzen (2/22/2018)
12.  Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville (2/27/2018)
13. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (3/4/2018)
14. Running & Being: The Total Experience - George Sheehan (3/7/2018)
15. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (3/10/2018)
16. Plato's Republic - trans. C. D. C. Reeve (3/17/2018)
17. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden (3/21/2018)
18. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (3/23/2018)
19. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Philip Pullman (3/24/2018)
20. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3/30/3018) - REREAD
21.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey (4/4/2018)
22. A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott (4/9/2018)
23. The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy - Peter Temin (4/13/2018)
24. The History of Bees - Maja Lunde (4/15/2018)
25. Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey (4/18/2018)
26. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick
27. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
28. Discourses on Livy - Niccolo Machiavelli (trans Bondanella)
29. The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
30. Tomorrow's Eve - Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (trans Robert Martin Adams)
31. Last Speakers - K. David Harrison
32. Of Dogs and Walls - Yuko Tsushima (4/28/2018)
33. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (5/3/2018)
34. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey (5/15/2018)
35. Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry (5/15/2018)
36. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd (5/18/2018)
37. Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day - Becky Rapinchuk (5/19/2018)
38. The Masked CIty - Genevieve Cogman (5/20/2018)

39. Beauty and the Werewolf - Mercedes Lackey (5/24/2018) - REREAD