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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #550 on: September 19, 2022, 08:41:46 AM »
1.  Little Bee, by Chris Cleave (Jan 4). 
2.  Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones (Jan 7) (audio).
3.  Apples Never Fall, by Liane Moriarty (Jan 12) (audio). 
4.  Queenie, by Candice Carty-Williams (Jan 19) (audio).
5.  The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #2), by Liu Cixin (Jan 20).
6.  Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3), by Martha Wells (Jan 25) (audio).
7.  Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind, by Annaka Harris (Jan 27) (audio).
8.  The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1), by Terry Pratchett (Jan 27).
9.  Enough.: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life, by John C. Bogle (Jan 31). 
10.  How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith (Feb 2) (audio).
11.  Shuggie Bain, by Douglas Stuart (Feb 10) (audio). 
12.  John Dies at the End, by David Wong (Feb 10) (audio).
13.  Cold Mountain Path: the Ghost Town Decades of McCarthy-Kennecott, Alaska, by Tom Kizzia (Feb 11).
14.  The Maidens, by Alex Michaelides (Feb 25) (audio).
15.  Harlem Shuffle, by Colson Whitehead (Feb 27).
16.  The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain, by Annie Murphy Paul (Mar 7) (audio).
17.  Death's End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #3), by Cixin Liu (Mar 9).
18.  The Library Book, by Susan Orlean (Mar 10) (audio).
19.  I'm Thinking of Ending Things, by Iain Reid (Mar 11) (audio).
20.  Matrix, by Lauren Groff (Mar 12).
21.  The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer, by Christopher Hitchens (ed.) (Mar 14) (audio).
22.  The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave (Mar 15) (audio).
23.  Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas (Mar 18) (audio).
24.  New Waves, by Kevin Nguyen (Mar 19).
25.  The Last Guest, by Tess Little (Mar 23) (audio).
26.  The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka (Mar 29) (audio). 
27.  The Hollow Places, by T. Kingfisher (Apr 2) (audio).
28.  The Infatuations, by Javier Marias (Apr 3).
29.  Northern Spy, by Flynn Berry (Apr 7) (audio).
30.  Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters (Apr 8).
31.  Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life that Matters to You, by Terri Trespicio (Apr 15) (audio).
32.  Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr (Apr 18).
33.  The Sentence, by Louise Erdich (Apr 24) (audio).
34.  In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying, by Yongey Mingyur, Helen Tworkov (Apr 26).
35.  The Overstory, by Richard Powers (May 3) (audio).
36.  Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier (May 3). 
37.  How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question, by Michael Schur (May 8) (audio).
38.  Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, by Danielle Evans (May 9). 
39.  The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (May 11) (audio).
40.  Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent (May 19). 
41.  Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward (May 24) (audio).
42.  Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, by Mary Roach (May 28).
43.  Crossroads, by Jonathan Franzen (Jun 10).
44.  Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness, by Philip Goff (Jun 12).
45.  Grand Union: Stories, by Zadie Smith (Jun 14).
46.  In Love, by Amy Bloom (Jun 15).
47.  My Sweet Girl, by Amanda Jayatissa (Jun 18). 
48.  Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age, by Bruce Feiler (Jun 24).
49.  Pachinko, by Min-jin Lee (Jun 29) (audio).
50.  The Confession of Copeland Cane, by Keenan Norris (Jun 30). 
51.  Code Name Hélène, by Ariel Lawhon (Jul 7) (audio). 
52.  Exhalation, by Ted Chiang (Jul 8). 
53.  Suburban Dicks, by Fabian Nicieza (Jul 11) (audio).
54.  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory, by Caitlin Doughty (Jul 14).
55.  Away, by Amy Bloom (Jul 15) (audio). 
56.  What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal, by E. Jean Carroll (Jul 18) (audio).
57.  No One Is Talking About This, by Patricia Lockwood (Jul 18) (audio).
58.  The Silent Companions, by Laura Purcell (Jul 22). 
59.  Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, by Louise Aronson (Jul 30).
60.  Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention- and How to Think Deeply Again, by Johann Hari (Jul 30) (audio). 
61.  Memphis, by Tara M. Stringfellow (Aug 4) (audio).
62.  The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, by Catherine Price (Aug 8). 
63.  If It Bleeds, by Stephen King (Aug 10) (audio).
64.  Sea of Tranquility, by Emily St. John Mandel (Aug 13) (audio).
65.  The Adventurer's Son, by Roman Dial (Aug 17) (audio).
66.  The Changeling, by Victor LaValle (Aug 22) (audio).
67.  The Lola Quartet, by Emily St. John Mandel (Aug 26) (audio).
68.  When No One is Watching, by Alyssa Cole (Aug 29) (audio).
69.  Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad (audio) (Sep 2). 
70.  Middlemarch, by George Eliot (Sep 3).

DNF
Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings, by Jose Luis Borges. 


71.  Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain (Sep 13) (audio).

and

72.  West with the Night, by Beryl Markham (Sep 19) (audio).

Paired because they are both about Beryl Markham's life.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #551 on: September 19, 2022, 06:42:51 PM »
    • Like No Other Lover, Julie Ann Long
    • Malice, Heather Walter
    • An Unexpected Peril, Deanna Raybourn
    • Matrix, Lauren Groff
    • The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Laurie R. King
    • Half Sick of Shadows, Laura Sebastian
    • A Monstrous Regiment of Women, Laurie R. King
    • A Letter of Mary, Laurie R. King
    • The Kingdoms, Natasha Pulley
    • The Moor, Laurie R. King
    • Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone, Diana Gabaldon
    • The Last Graduate, Naomi Novik
    • The Betrayals, Bridget Collins
    • O Jerusalem, Laurie R. King
    • The Once and Future Witches, Alix E. Harrow
    • Justice Hall, Laurie R. King
    • The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune
    • The Game, Laurie R. King
    • House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery, Liz Rosenberg
    • Locked Rooms, Laurie R. King
    • Bringing Down the Duke, Evie Dunmore
    • A Rogue of One’s Own, Evie Dunmore
    • Portrait of a Scotsman, Evie Dunmore
    • Winter’s Orbit, Everina Maxwell
    • Mary Russell’s War, Laurie R. King
    • The Language of Bees, Laurie R. King
    • The God of the Hive, Laurie R. King
    • The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
    • Lost in a Good Book, Jasper Fforde
    • The Well of Lost Plots, Jasper Fforde
    • Miss Benson’s Beetle, Rachel Joyce
    • Dead Collections, Isaac Fellman
    • The Dating Plan, Sara Desai
    • The Marriage Game, Sara Desai
    • The Singles Table, Sara Desai
    • The Other Mother, Rachel M. Harper
    • Something Rotten, Jasper Fforde
    • Miss Moriarty, I Presume? Sherry Thomas
    • The Siren of Sussex, Mimi Matthews
    • Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr
    • An Impossible Imposter, Deanna Raybourn
    • Fair as a Star, Mimi Matthews
    • The Matrimonial Advertisement, Mimi Matthews
    • Gentleman Jim, Mimi Matthews
    • Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
    • Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
    • Boundaries, edited by Mercedes Lackey
    • All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders
    • The Velocipede Races, Emily June Street

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #552 on: September 22, 2022, 09:04:16 AM »
    • Like No Other Lover, Julie Ann Long
    • Malice, Heather Walter
    • An Unexpected Peril, Deanna Raybourn
    • Matrix, Lauren Groff
    • The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Laurie R. King
    • Half Sick of Shadows, Laura Sebastian
    • A Monstrous Regiment of Women, Laurie R. King
    • A Letter of Mary, Laurie R. King
    • The Kingdoms, Natasha Pulley
    • The Moor, Laurie R. King
    • Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone, Diana Gabaldon
    • The Last Graduate, Naomi Novik
    • The Betrayals, Bridget Collins
    • O Jerusalem, Laurie R. King
    • The Once and Future Witches, Alix E. Harrow
    • Justice Hall, Laurie R. King
    • The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune
    • The Game, Laurie R. King
    • House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery, Liz Rosenberg
    • Locked Rooms, Laurie R. King
    • Bringing Down the Duke, Evie Dunmore
    • A Rogue of One’s Own, Evie Dunmore
    • Portrait of a Scotsman, Evie Dunmore
    • Winter’s Orbit, Everina Maxwell
    • Mary Russell’s War, Laurie R. King
    • The Language of Bees, Laurie R. King
    • The God of the Hive, Laurie R. King
    • The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
    • Lost in a Good Book, Jasper Fforde
    • The Well of Lost Plots, Jasper Fforde
    • Miss Benson’s Beetle, Rachel Joyce
    • Dead Collections, Isaac Fellman
    • The Dating Plan, Sara Desai
    • The Marriage Game, Sara Desai
    • The Singles Table, Sara Desai
    • The Other Mother, Rachel M. Harper
    • Something Rotten, Jasper Fforde
    • Miss Moriarty, I Presume? Sherry Thomas
    • The Siren of Sussex, Mimi Matthews
    • Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr
    • An Impossible Imposter, Deanna Raybourn
    • Fair as a Star, Mimi Matthews
    • The Matrimonial Advertisement, Mimi Matthews
    • Gentleman Jim, Mimi Matthews
    • Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
    • Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
    • Boundaries, edited by Mercedes Lackey
    • All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders
    • The Velocipede Races, Emily June Street
    • Witchmark, C. L. Polk

Wahoo! I did it! Gonna keep reading though :)
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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #553 on: September 22, 2022, 01:45:29 PM »

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1. Astrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
2. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
3. The Lacquer Screen: a Chinese detective story by Robert Hans van Gulik
4.  The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
5. The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden
6.  The Girl in the Tower (The Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden
7. What Happened To You? Conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey
8. The Chinese Gold Murders (Judge Dee #2) by Robert van Gulik
9. Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters.
10. King Bullet: A Sandman Slim novel by Richard Kadrey (12th and final book in the series).
11. Damsel in Distress: a Daisy Dalrymple Mystery by Dunn, Carola
12. The Chinese bell murders: a Judge Dee detective story by Robert van Gulik
13. The shadow of Death by Jane Willan
14. The Consequences of Fear: a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear
15. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
16. The complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
17. The midnight library by Matt Haig
18. The cousins by Karen M. McManus
19. Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs (first in a series)
20. The winter of the witch: a novel by Katherine Arden (3rd book in Winternight Trilogy)
21. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (2nd in the Series of Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children)
22. Hola Papi! : how to come out in a Walmart parking lot and other life lessons by John Paul Brammer
23. Library of souls by Ransom Riggs (3rd in the series of Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children, appears to be 6 in the main series, plus a prequel, so 7 total)
24. Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix
25. A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #4)
26. The maid: a novel by Nita Prose
27. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (REREAD FOR BOOK CLUB)
28. My lovely wife by Samantha Downing
29. Crying in H Mart : a memoir by Michelle Zauner
30. The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #5)
31. A Sunlit Weapon, by Jacqueline Winspear (A Maisie Dobbs novel)
32. Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse by Nancy Atherton
33. The Hazel Wood : a novel by Melissa Albert
34. Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom by Nancy Atherton
35. Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold by Nancy Atherton
36. Jobs For Girls With Artistic Flair by June Gervais
37. Aunt Dimity and the enchanted cottage by Nancy Atherton.
38. On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
39. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas.


DUDS/Did Not Finish

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
Shakespeare for squirrels: a novel by Christopher Moore
The Best of Me by David Sedaris
Devil house by John Darnielle






COMPLETED




40. A conspiracy in Belgravia / Sherry Thomas (2nd in the Lady Sherlock series)





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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #554 on: September 26, 2022, 03:22:05 PM »
26. The Ghostway - Tony Hillerman
27. The Psychology of Money - Morgan Housel
28. Skinwalkers - Tony Hillerman
29. A Thief of Time - Tony Hillerman
30. n of 1 - Glenn Sabin
31. Let's Talk About Hard Things - by Anna Sale
32. Talking God - Tony Hillerman
33. Coyote Waits - Tony Hillerman
34. Where the Crawdads Sing - by Delia Owens
35. The Four Agreements -  Don Miguel Ruiz

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #555 on: September 26, 2022, 07:00:05 PM »

I'm going to likely just stop doing a short summary unless it's really just awful and I must warn people. ;)


From readers everywhere with too many books to choose from:  THANK YOU!!

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #556 on: September 27, 2022, 10:13:36 AM »
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46) Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell
47) The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (fiction)
48) The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan *bookclub
49) Spring Cannot Be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy by Martin Gayford
50) No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life by Thich That Hanh 
51) No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood (fiction)
52) Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari
52.1) The World As We Knew It: Dispatches From a Changing Climate  edited by Amy Brady and Tajja Isen  -DNF
53) Sea of Tranquility by Emily St.John Mandel (fiction)
54) Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind by Annaka Harris
55) The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Knowledge Matters in the Modern World by Wade Davis
56) Leonard Cohen: On A Wire (graphic novel) by Philippe Girard
57) Living Untethered: Beyond the Human Predicament by Michael Singer
58) The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth

Recently finished/reading
These ones have taken me much longer than anticipated!

59) Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram
60) The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (fiction*bookclub)

61) How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell (audiobook) I love this book..something seems important about it in the cultural space we are living these days. I read it when it first came out but am enjoying revisiting it

62) Happiness by Matthieu Ricard
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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #557 on: September 27, 2022, 08:20:06 PM »
And that makes 300! Will I reach 400 before year end? Maybe?

Ain't no maybe about it, @Zikoris!  You'll reach 400 by the end of November is my guess.  Well, unless you fall and hit your head hard enough that you don't remember how much you like to read.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #558 on: September 27, 2022, 08:23:59 PM »
And that makes 300! Will I reach 400 before year end? Maybe?

Ain't no maybe about it, @Zikoris!  You'll reach 400 by the end of November is my guess.  Well, unless you fall and hit your head hard enough that you don't remember how much you like to read.

I think it might be close! I set my Goodreads goal at 365 and they say I'm 40 ahead of schedule, which would land me pretty much right dead-on by year end, but I do have an overseas trip coming up and tend to read less when travelling, so who knows.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #559 on: September 27, 2022, 08:29:02 PM »
67.  The Lola Quartet, by Emily St. John Mandel (Aug 26) (audio).  A good early work by this author.  @Splashncash - I found it at my library!

68.  When No One is Watching, by Alyssa Cole (Aug 29) (audio).  Pretty good thriller.

Still plowing through Middlemarch - man that florid Victorian language is abstruse!

@sui generis - I am jealous!  I just returned from a month+ trip to the mainland and visited countless book stores (new and used) looking for The Lola Quartet.  No luck.  Ah well, the search is half the fun.

Glad to see you are still reading Middlemarch.  It's on the TBR list.

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« Reply #560 on: September 27, 2022, 08:38:19 PM »
1.  Little Bee, by Chris Cleave (Jan 4). 
2.  Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones (Jan 7) (audio).
3.  Apples Never Fall, by Liane Moriarty (Jan 12) (audio). 
4.  Queenie, by Candice Carty-Williams (Jan 19) (audio).
5.  The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #2), by Liu Cixin (Jan 20).
6.  Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3), by Martha Wells (Jan 25) (audio).
7.  Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind, by Annaka Harris (Jan 27) (audio).
8.  The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1), by Terry Pratchett (Jan 27).
9.  Enough.: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life, by John C. Bogle (Jan 31). 
10.  How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith (Feb 2) (audio).
11.  Shuggie Bain, by Douglas Stuart (Feb 10) (audio). 
12.  John Dies at the End, by David Wong (Feb 10) (audio).
13.  Cold Mountain Path: the Ghost Town Decades of McCarthy-Kennecott, Alaska, by Tom Kizzia (Feb 11).
14.  The Maidens, by Alex Michaelides (Feb 25) (audio).
15.  Harlem Shuffle, by Colson Whitehead (Feb 27).
16.  The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain, by Annie Murphy Paul (Mar 7) (audio).
17.  Death's End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #3), by Cixin Liu (Mar 9).
18.  The Library Book, by Susan Orlean (Mar 10) (audio).
19.  I'm Thinking of Ending Things, by Iain Reid (Mar 11) (audio).
20.  Matrix, by Lauren Groff (Mar 12).
21.  The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer, by Christopher Hitchens (ed.) (Mar 14) (audio).
22.  The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave (Mar 15) (audio).
23.  Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas (Mar 18) (audio).
24.  New Waves, by Kevin Nguyen (Mar 19).
25.  The Last Guest, by Tess Little (Mar 23) (audio).
26.  The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka (Mar 29) (audio). 
27.  The Hollow Places, by T. Kingfisher (Apr 2) (audio).
28.  The Infatuations, by Javier Marias (Apr 3).
29.  Northern Spy, by Flynn Berry (Apr 7) (audio).
30.  Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters (Apr 8).
31.  Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life that Matters to You, by Terri Trespicio (Apr 15) (audio).
32.  Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr (Apr 18).
33.  The Sentence, by Louise Erdich (Apr 24) (audio).
34.  In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying, by Yongey Mingyur, Helen Tworkov (Apr 26).
35.  The Overstory, by Richard Powers (May 3) (audio).
36.  Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier (May 3). 
37.  How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question, by Michael Schur (May 8) (audio).
38.  Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, by Danielle Evans (May 9). 
39.  The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (May 11) (audio).
40.  Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent (May 19). 
41.  Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward (May 24) (audio).
42.  Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, by Mary Roach (May 28).
43.  Crossroads, by Jonathan Franzen (Jun 10).
44.  Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness, by Philip Goff (Jun 12).
45.  Grand Union: Stories, by Zadie Smith (Jun 14).
46.  In Love, by Amy Bloom (Jun 15).
47.  My Sweet Girl, by Amanda Jayatissa (Jun 18). 
48.  Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age, by Bruce Feiler (Jun 24).
49.  Pachinko, by Min-jin Lee (Jun 29) (audio).
50.  The Confession of Copeland Cane, by Keenan Norris (Jun 30). 
51.  Code Name Hélène, by Ariel Lawhon (Jul 7) (audio). 
52.  Exhalation, by Ted Chiang (Jul 8). 
53.  Suburban Dicks, by Fabian Nicieza (Jul 11) (audio).
54.  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory, by Caitlin Doughty (Jul 14).
55.  Away, by Amy Bloom (Jul 15) (audio). 
56.  What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal, by E. Jean Carroll (Jul 18) (audio).
57.  No One Is Talking About This, by Patricia Lockwood (Jul 18) (audio).
58.  The Silent Companions, by Laura Purcell (Jul 22). 
59.  Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, by Louise Aronson (Jul 30).
60.  Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention- and How to Think Deeply Again, by Johann Hari (Jul 30) (audio). 
61.  Memphis, by Tara M. Stringfellow (Aug 4) (audio).
62.  The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, by Catherine Price (Aug 8). 
63.  If It Bleeds, by Stephen King (Aug 10) (audio).
64.  Sea of Tranquility, by Emily St. John Mandel (Aug 13) (audio).
65.  The Adventurer's Son, by Roman Dial (Aug 17) (audio).
66.  The Changeling, by Victor LaValle (Aug 22) (audio).
67.  The Lola Quartet, by Emily St. John Mandel (Aug 26) (audio).
68.  When No One is Watching, by Alyssa Cole (Aug 29) (audio).
69.  Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad (audio) (Sep 2). 
70.  Middlemarch, by George Eliot (Sep 3).
71.  Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain (Sep 13) (audio).
72.  West with the Night, by Beryl Markham (Sep 19) (audio).

DNF
Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings, by Jose Luis Borges. 


73.  The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism, by Jennifer Gunter (Sep 22). Informative and sassy!

74.  Tell Me an Ending, by Jo Harkin (Sep 27) (audio). Just fine.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #561 on: September 27, 2022, 08:46:15 PM »
71.  Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain (Sep 13) (audio).

and

72.  West with the Night, by Beryl Markham (Sep 19) (audio).

Paired because they are both about Beryl Markham's life.

Ha, on my TBR as well.  Do you have a preference for one over the other?  And, did you like them on audio?  I am trying to decide between reading or listening.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #562 on: September 27, 2022, 08:59:41 PM »
71.  Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain (Sep 13) (audio).

and

72.  West with the Night, by Beryl Markham (Sep 19) (audio).

Paired because they are both about Beryl Markham's life.

Ha, on my TBR as well.  Do you have a preference for one over the other?  And, did you like them on audio?  I am trying to decide between reading or listening.

They were both read by solid narrators.  The former is much more about her personal life and horses and the latter is much more about flying, so perhaps they complement each other well.  Sometimes I felt like Markham's writing was a little more polished or lyrical, and I really enjoyed certain passages or turns of phrase.  Some have accused her of having it ghost-written, I think!

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #563 on: September 27, 2022, 09:06:37 PM »
1. Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
2. A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer
3. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
4. Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
5. Betwixt by Darynda Jones
6. The Long Call by Ann Cleeves
7. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
8. Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold by Nancy Atherton
9. The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
10. Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
11. The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton
12. Tin Camp Road by Ellen Airgood
13. The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe by Mary Simses - bleah
14. The Rules of Love & Grammar by Mary Simses - bleah
15. Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
16. Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
17. Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves
18. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
19. Drop Shot by Harlan Coben
20. Fade Away by Harlan Coben
21. Hidden Depths by Ann Cleeves
22. Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves
23. The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
24. Taste by Stanley Tucci
25. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (audio)
26. The Girl on the Shore by Ann Cleeves
27. The Second-Worst Restaurant in France by Alexander McCall Smith
28. Back Spin by Harlan Coben
29. One False Move by Harlan Coben
30. The Final Detail by Harlan Coben
31. The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
32. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
33. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
34. Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce
35. What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
36. Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
37. Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
38. Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
39. Miss Cecily's Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman
40. The Bookseller's Secret by Michelle Gable
41. 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake
42. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
43. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
44. Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
45. An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
46. Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear
47. Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
48. The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear
49. Network Effect by Martha Wells
50. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear
51. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
52. Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear
53. A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
54. Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear
55. Transcription by Kate Atkinson
56. In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear
57. To Die but Once by Jacqueline Winspear
58. The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear
59. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
60. Blended by Sharon M. Draper
61. The Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear
62. Slob by Ellen Potter
63. Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce; read the book earlier this year but wanted to listen to the audio version because it was performed by Juliet Stevenson who I really enjoy.
64. The Huntress by Kate Quinn
65. A Sunlit Weapon by Jacqueline Winspear
66. Three Rivers Crossing by Robert A. Lytle
67. The Family by Naomi Krupitsky
68. Fresh from the Country by 'Miss Read'
69. The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny
70. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
71. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
72. The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka
73. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
74. The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit
75. Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff by Dana K. White
76. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
77. Sous Chef by Michael Gibney

78. Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig
79. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
80. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
81. Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
82. A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
83. My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
84. Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
85. Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker
86. Flying Solo by Linda Holmes
87. The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
88. The Verifiers by Jane Pek

DNF
The Nix by Nathan Hill - for book club.  I wasn't digging the book to begin with but then I was out of town the night my book club met to discuss it so I gave a huge sigh of relief and dropped it.
The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd.  Again, a book club book.  Sigh.  Maybe I'm not meant for book clubs?
State of Terror by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston.  Sigh.  Another book club pick.  At this rate, I'm going to get kicked out...

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #564 on: September 27, 2022, 09:07:44 PM »
71.  Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain (Sep 13) (audio).

and

72.  West with the Night, by Beryl Markham (Sep 19) (audio).

Paired because they are both about Beryl Markham's life.

Ha, on my TBR as well.  Do you have a preference for one over the other?  And, did you like them on audio?  I am trying to decide between reading or listening.

They were both read by solid narrators.  The former is much more about her personal life and horses and the latter is much more about flying, so perhaps they complement each other well.  Sometimes I felt like Markham's writing was a little more polished or lyrical, and I really enjoyed certain passages or turns of phrase.  Some have accused her of having it ghost-written, I think!

Thanks!  Narrators can really make or break the experience so this is helpful.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #565 on: September 29, 2022, 03:57:54 PM »
Quote from: Frankies Girl

READ

1. Astrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
2. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
3. The Lacquer Screen: a Chinese detective story by Robert Hans van Gulik
4.  The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
5. The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden
6.  The Girl in the Tower (The Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden
7. What Happened To You? Conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey
8. The Chinese Gold Murders (Judge Dee #2) by Robert van Gulik
9. Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters.
10. King Bullet: A Sandman Slim novel by Richard Kadrey (12th and final book in the series).
11. Damsel in Distress: a Daisy Dalrymple Mystery by Dunn, Carola
12. The Chinese bell murders: a Judge Dee detective story by Robert van Gulik
13. The shadow of Death by Jane Willan
14. The Consequences of Fear: a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear
15. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
16. The complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
17. The midnight library by Matt Haig
18. The cousins by Karen M. McManus
19. Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs (first in a series)
20. The winter of the witch: a novel by Katherine Arden (3rd book in Winternight Trilogy)
21. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (2nd in the Series of Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children)
22. Hola Papi! : how to come out in a Walmart parking lot and other life lessons by John Paul Brammer
23. Library of souls by Ransom Riggs (3rd in the series of Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children, appears to be 6 in the main series, plus a prequel, so 7 total)
24. Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix
25. A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #4)
26. The maid: a novel by Nita Prose
27. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (REREAD FOR BOOK CLUB)
28. My lovely wife by Samantha Downing
29. Crying in H Mart : a memoir by Michelle Zauner
30. The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #5)
31. A Sunlit Weapon, by Jacqueline Winspear (A Maisie Dobbs novel)
32. Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse by Nancy Atherton
33. The Hazel Wood : a novel by Melissa Albert
34. Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom by Nancy Atherton
35. Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold by Nancy Atherton
36. Jobs For Girls With Artistic Flair by June Gervais
37. Aunt Dimity and the enchanted cottage by Nancy Atherton.
38. On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
39. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas.
40. A conspiracy in Belgravia / Sherry Thomas (2nd in the Lady Sherlock series)



DUDS/Did Not Finish

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
Shakespeare for squirrels: a novel by Christopher Moore
The Best of Me by David Sedaris
Devil house by John Darnielle






COMPLETED


41. And then I Woke Up by Malcolm Devlin
Really trippy take on the zombie trope. What if the infected were actually the ones SEEING the zombies? A hallucinatory infection that caused people to suddenly see perfectly normal people as rotting undead monsters... and then attack them? I really liked this and it was a fast read.


42. The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas (1st in the elemental trilogy series)
Good book and looking forward to the reading the sequels. It's tagged as a young adult series, with elemental magic and crossover into the real world from the magic world and a gifted orphan and then kids in school and yes, that sounds vaguely like Harry Potter, but honestly way better and bonus - the main protagonist is a girl.   




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