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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #350 on: April 26, 2022, 06:36:02 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #351 on: April 26, 2022, 07:48:35 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).

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


33.  The Sentence, by Louise Erdich (Apr 24) (audio). Enjoyed the author's reading of her novel.  Will read more by her.

34.  In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying, by Yongey Mingyur, Helen Tworkov (Apr 26).  Very useful descriptions of his experience through states of consciousness and awareness.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #352 on: April 27, 2022, 03:56:42 PM »
1. ABC van de Bio Groententuin (ABC of the Bio vegetable garden) by Rosenn Le Page.
2. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett.
3. Holzer's permacultuur, by Sepp Holzer.
4. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
5. 2070, by Bjørn H. Samset.
6. Tyll, by Daniel Kehlmann. About Tijl Uilenspiegel. Nice book.
7. Blomsterdalen (The Flower Valley), by Niviaq Korneliussen.
8. Det burer morskt i fjelldalen * Vidt omkring * Helleristning ved fossen, by Mikkjel Fønhus.
9. Dyrk enkelt (Grow simply), by Maria Berg Hestad.
10. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
11. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.
12. Født sånn eller blitt sånn (Born like that or become like that) by Harald Eia and Ole-Kristian Ihle.
13. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
14. The Well of ascension, by Brandon Sanderson
15. The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson.
16. The Darwin Affair, by Tim Mason
17. Treboka (The tree book) by Sigri Sandberg.
18. En nasjon i sjakk (a Nation in Chess), by Johan Høst.
19. Dyrking på en liten plass (Cultivation in a small place), by Tommy Tønsberg and Kenneth Ingebretsen.
20. Lettstelt kjøkkenhage (The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden), by Clare Matthews.
21. Kjøkkenhage (Kitchen garden), Kirsty McKinnon.
22. Around the world in 80 plants, by Stephen Barstow. About edible plants, mostly perennials.
Not read completely, but noted down all plants, translated the Norwegian name and noted the particulars.
23. The dawn of everything. A new History of humanity. By David Graeber and David Wengrow.
24. Spiselig hage (Edible garden) by Dennis Asbjørnen.
25. Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir.
26. Kajakk, by Øystein Køhn and Harald Rishovd.

27. Foundation, by Isaac Asimov
28. Foundation and empire, by Isaac Asimov

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #353 on: April 27, 2022, 06:40:02 PM »
1. Vanishing Falls by Poppy Gee. Australian crime fiction (audiobook)
2. The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu. Science fiction
3. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. Literary fiction
4. The Woman Who Married A Bear by John Straley.  Alaska detective novel (audiobook)
5. The Witch Elm by Tana French. Irish crime fiction
6. The Promise by Damon Galgut. Literary fiction (audiobook)
7. Dune by Frank Herbert. Science fiction
8. Old Baggage by Lissa Evans. Historical fiction
9. What You Don't See (Chicago Mysteries #3) by Tracy Clark. Chicago detective novel (audiobook)
10. What Fresh Hell is This?: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You by Heather Corinna. Nonfiction
11. The Veiled Assassin (Embers of Empire #1) by Q.V. Hunter. Historical fiction
12. Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang (audiobook)
13. The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club #2) by Richard Osman. Mystery
14. Runner (Chicago Mysteries #4) by Tracy Clark. Chicago detective novel (audiobook)
15. The White Mirror: A Mystery (Li Du #2) by Elsa Hart. 18th century Chinese librarian detective novel (audiobook)
16. Razorblade Tears by S.A. Crosby. Crime fiction (audiobook)
17. Girls Who Lie (Forbidden Iceland #2) by Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir. Iceland detective novel
18. How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith. Non-fiction
19. The Giant, O'Brien by Hilary Mantel. Literary fiction.
20. The House of Ashes by Stuart Neville. Gothic thriller (audiobook)
21. The Love Songs of W.E.B Dubois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers. Literary fiction.
22. Murder's a Swine by Nap Lombard. Madcap mystery (audiobook)
23. A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago. Historical fiction (audiobook)
24. Night Prayers by Santiago Gamboa. Literary fiction
25. The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry #1) by Sujata Massey. Indian detective novel (audiobook)
26. Imposter Syndrome by Kathy Wang. Satire/espionage novel (audiobook)
27. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. Fiction

28. Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Mexico City noir.

29. The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon #1) by Daniel Silva. Spy thriller (audiobook)

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« Reply #354 on: April 28, 2022, 11:10:06 AM »

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16) Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
17) Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell (audiobook)
18) On Becoming An Alchemist: A Guide to the Modern Magician by Catherin MacCoun
19) The Gift of Our Compulsions by Mary O'Malley
20) The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams (fiction, *bookclub)
21) Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness by Hanson, Rick
22) The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson (fiction, *bookclub)
23) Eat A Peach: A Memoir by David Chang ( audiobook)
24) Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike by Grant Petersen (audiobook)
25) Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A. Tompkins, Tamara L. Hartl
26) Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese (*fiction)
27) Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa by Marilyn Chase
28) Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Anna Lembke

recently finished/reading
** been having some sort of spiritual moment lately...

29) Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep by Andrew Holecek--my sleep life became very strange while reading this..perhaps too much awareness of it :)

30) The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer--read this over a decade ago. Doesn't resonate at much now as it did at that point, likely because I had a mediation practice and maybe have integrated the lessons. I think it was a pivotal book for me at that point, showed me how unhelpful my inner monologue often was.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #355 on: April 30, 2022, 06:05:58 AM »
1. ABC van de Bio Groententuin (ABC of the Bio vegetable garden) by Rosenn Le Page.
2. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett.
3. Holzer's permacultuur, by Sepp Holzer.
4. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
5. 2070, by Bjørn H. Samset.
6. Tyll, by Daniel Kehlmann. About Tijl Uilenspiegel. Nice book.
7. Blomsterdalen (The Flower Valley), by Niviaq Korneliussen.
8. Det burer morskt i fjelldalen * Vidt omkring * Helleristning ved fossen, by Mikkjel Fønhus.
9. Dyrk enkelt (Grow simply), by Maria Berg Hestad.
10. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
11. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.
12. Født sånn eller blitt sånn (Born like that or become like that) by Harald Eia and Ole-Kristian Ihle.
13. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
14. The Well of ascension, by Brandon Sanderson
15. The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson.
16. The Darwin Affair, by Tim Mason
17. Treboka (The tree book) by Sigri Sandberg.
18. En nasjon i sjakk (a Nation in Chess), by Johan Høst.
19. Dyrking på en liten plass (Cultivation in a small place), by Tommy Tønsberg and Kenneth Ingebretsen.
20. Lettstelt kjøkkenhage (The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden), by Clare Matthews.
21. Kjøkkenhage (Kitchen garden), Kirsty McKinnon.
22. Around the world in 80 plants, by Stephen Barstow. About edible plants, mostly perennials.
Not read completely, but noted down all plants, translated the Norwegian name and noted the particulars.
23. The dawn of everything. A new History of humanity. By David Graeber and David Wengrow.
24. Spiselig hage (Edible garden) by Dennis Asbjørnen.
25. Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir.
26. Kajakk, by Øystein Køhn and Harald Rishovd.
27. Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
28. Foundation and empire, by Isaac Asimov.

29. Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #356 on: May 01, 2022, 09:15:49 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #357 on: May 01, 2022, 02:52:31 PM »

1. A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet.
2. Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright.
3. 7 and 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.
4. These Tangled Vines by Julianne MacLean
5. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Franklin Covey.
6. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
7. The Ickabog by JK Rowling
8. The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
9. My Heart is Chainshaw by Stephan Graham Jones 
10. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
11. Kindred by Octavia Butler
12. Framed by James Ponti
13 -14. Bridgerton Books 7 and 8 by Julia Quinn
15-16. Rokesby Books 1 and 2 by Julia Quinn
17. The Evening and The Morning by Ken Follett
18. Beethoven's Hair by Russel Martin
19. The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
20. No Words by Meg Cabot
21. The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
22. Abandoned in Death by JD Robb
23. Stolen Focus by Johann Hari  (non fiction)
24. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
25. Corruptible by Brian Klass (non fiction)
26. Wonder by RJ Palacio
27. Witchmark by CL Polk
28. The Girl with the Make Believe Husband by Julia Quinn
29. Rest Your Child's Brain by Vicky Dunleavey (non-fiction and reread)
30. The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
31. A Darker Shade of Magic by (I can't remember)


32. The Paris Apartment by Lucey Foley . . . So I was very indifferent to The Hunting Party (2.5 stars) and almost didn't bother to read this one. Glad I did, I think it is the best of the three Foley Books I've read.  Still has that "people stuck in a building together" shtick, but a few nice twists in this one that didn't feel as typical. 3.5 stars!

33. The Chiffon Trenches by Andre Leon-Talley. . . I found this autobiography to be incredibly moving, occasionally LOL pithy, and at times annoying in the way he fills space by name dropping/listing fabulous things and people. I honestly have never read anything else like it in both good and bad ways.

34. In Defense of Witches by Mona Challet . . . This was very French. It was fine and there were interesting ideas regarding women and ageing and men and how they react to women who don't stay in "their place". But I think I preferred Lindy West's comical take on the same subject from a few years ago (The Witches are Coming!).


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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #358 on: May 01, 2022, 03:57:06 PM »
1. The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle, cannot recall the translator
2. The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth 1), NK Jemisin
3. The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth 2)
4. Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach
5. The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth 3) - these were great!
6. Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu trans. Ursula K Le Guin
7. The History of Philosophy, AC Grayling
8. The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell, Aldous Huxley
9. The Hobbit, Tolkien
10. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
11. Human Transit, Jarret Walker
12. Strong Towns, Chuck Marohn
13. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty
14. For the Love of Men, Liz Plank
15. Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin
16. The Second Mountain, David Brooks
17. Suburban Nation, Andres Duany/Elizabeth Plater-Syberk/Jeff Speck
And here's April!

18. The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz
19. How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan
20. The Tragedy of Heterosexuality, Jane Ward
21. The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut
22. Orfeo, Richard Powers

How to Change Your Mind probably gets my most ringing endorsement of the month. I liked Orfeo quite a bit, but I imagine it would be distinctly less enjoyable for someone without background knowledge of classical music.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #359 on: May 01, 2022, 04:21:12 PM »

How to Change Your Mind probably gets my most ringing endorsement of the month. I liked Orfeo quite a bit, but I imagine it would be distinctly less enjoyable for someone without background knowledge of classical music.

Husband and I are both trained classical musicians and we also really liked Orfeo and specifically how Powers writes about music :) Like he gets it!

And it was recommended to us separately by a composer and opera director.

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« Reply #360 on: May 02, 2022, 07:07:46 AM »

How to Change Your Mind probably gets my most ringing endorsement of the month. I liked Orfeo quite a bit, but I imagine it would be distinctly less enjoyable for someone without background knowledge of classical music.

Husband and I are both trained classical musicians and we also really liked Orfeo and specifically how Powers writes about music :) Like he gets it!

And it was recommended to us separately by a composer and opera director.

I'm probably going to gift my copy to a conductor friend of mine when I next see her! I loved The Overstory and appreciate its appeal to broad audiences, but to read a book that incredible and then realize a significant portion of the author's oeuvre is about classical music is just a gift that keeps on giving.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #361 on: May 02, 2022, 07:14:40 AM »
1Between Parent and Child: New Solutions to Old ProblemsHaim G GinottLibraryTBR List1/2/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
2The Drowned WorldJ.G. BallardLibraryTBR List1/3/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
3The Charmed SphereCatherine AsaroOwnReread1/7/2022Fiction - Fantasy
4Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and WomenGeorge MacDonaldLibraryTBR List1/10/2022Fiction - Fantasy
5It's Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and BeyondJulia CameronLibraryTBR List1/13/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
6The Day of the TriffidsJohn WyndhamLibraryTBR List1/15/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
7Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier FamilyAdele Faber, Elaine MazlishLibraryTBR List1/16/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
8Pawn of ProphecyDavid EddingsOwnReread1/21/2022Fiction - Fantasy
9Queen of SorceryDavid EddingsOwnReread1/23/2022Fiction - Fantasy
10Magician's GambitDavid EddingsOwnReread1/25/2022Fiction - Fantasy
11Castle of WizardryDavid EddingsOwnReread1/27/2022Fiction - Fantasy
12Enchanter's End GameDavid EddingsOwnReread1/29/2022Fiction - Fantasy
13Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden BraidDouglass R HofstadterLibraryTBR List2/2/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
14How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will TalkAdele Faber, Elaine MazlishLibraryTBR List2/5/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
15The Rise and Fall of the House of MediciChristopher HibbertOwnOther2/6/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography
16Leviathan FallsJames S.A. CoreyLibrarySequel2/7/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
17Guardians of the WestDavid EddingsOwnReread2/9/2022Fiction - Fantasy
18King of the MurgosDavid EddingsOwnReread2/11/2022Fiction - Fantasy
19CytonicBrandon SandersonLibrarySequel2/13/2022Fiction - Young Adult
20Demon Lord of KarandaDavid EddingsOwnReread2/15/2022Fiction - Fantasy
DNFThere is a River: The Story of Edgar CayceThomas SugrueOwnOtherN/ANonfiction - Philosophy
21Jade CityFonda LeeLibraryTBR List2/18/2022Fiction - Fantasy
22Sorceress of DarshivaDavid EddingsOwnReread2/19/2022Fiction - Fantasy
23The Sorrows of Young WertherJohann Wolfgang von GoetheLibraryTBR List2/20/2022General Fiction
24The Seeress of KellDavid EddingsOwnReread2/20/2022Fiction - Fantasy
25Belgarath the SorcererDavid and Leigh EddingsOwnReread2/26/2022Fiction - Fantasy
26Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on FaithAnne LamottOwnOther3/2/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
27Polgara the SorceressDavid and Leigh EddingsOwnReread3/3/2022Fiction - Fantasy
28Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible ChildrenThomas GordonLibraryTBR List3/9/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
29Stories from the Thousand and One Nightstrans. Edward William LaneLibraryTBR List3/10/2022General Fiction
30Jade WarFonda LeeLibrarySequel3/14/2022Fiction - Fantasy
31The House of BorgiaChristopher HibbertOwnEducational3/16/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography
32Jade LegacyFonda LeeLibrarySequel3/19/2022Fiction - Fantasy
33The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy PeopleAmy StrossLibraryTBR List3/23/2022Nonfiction - Home and Garden
34Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyJohn Le CarreLibraryTBR List3/26/2022General Fiction
35Perhaps the StarsAda PalmerLibrarySequel3/27/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
36God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything   Christopher HitchensOwnOther4/3/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
37Siblings Without Rivalry: How to help your children live together so you can live tooAdele Faber, Elaine MazlishLibraryTBR List4/5/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
38Eugene OneginAlexander Pushkin, trans James FalenLibraryTBR List4/7/2022General Fiction
DNFMidnight's ChildrenSalman RushdieLibraryTBR ListN/AGeneral Fiction
39Cold Comfort FarmStella GibbonsLibraryTBR List4/8/2022General Fiction
40The Goblin EmperorKatherine AddisonLibraryTBR List4/9/2022Fiction - Fantasy
41The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBIBetty MedsgerOwnEducational4/13/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography
42The Hills Have SpiesMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/16/2022Fiction - Fantasy
43Eye SpyMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/17/2022Fiction - Fantasy
44Sandry's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/17/2022Fiction - Fantasy
45Tris's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/18/2022Fiction - Fantasy
46Daja's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/18/2022Fiction - Fantasy
47Briar's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/19/2022Fiction - Fantasy
48Spy, Spy AgainMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/22/2022Fiction - Fantasy
49The Tale of Genji (Abridged)Murasaki Shikibu (trans. Royall Tyler)LibraryTBR List4/23/2022General Fiction
50Magic StepsTamora PierceOwnReread4/25/2022Fiction - Fantasy

51Under the NetIris MurdochLibraryTBR List4/26/2022General Fiction
52Street MagicTamora PierceOwnReread4/27/2022Fiction - Fantasy
53Cold FireTamora PierceLibraryReread4/28/2022Fiction - Fantasy
54ShatterglassTamora PierceLibraryReread4/29/2022Fiction - Fantasy
55BeyondMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/30/2022Fiction - Fantasy

Goals for the year:
Philosophy/Spirituality - 3/6
Educational Nonfiction (History, Science, etc) - 3/10
From TBR - 21/50

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #362 on: May 02, 2022, 07:51:43 AM »

How to Change Your Mind probably gets my most ringing endorsement of the month. I liked Orfeo quite a bit, but I imagine it would be distinctly less enjoyable for someone without background knowledge of classical music.

Husband and I are both trained classical musicians and we also really liked Orfeo and specifically how Powers writes about music :) Like he gets it!

And it was recommended to us separately by a composer and opera director.

I'm probably going to gift my copy to a conductor friend of mine when I next see her! I loved The Overstory and appreciate its appeal to broad audiences, but to read a book that incredible and then realize a significant portion of the author's oeuvre is about classical music is just a gift that keeps on giving.

Yes! The Time of Our Singing is beautiful!

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« Reply #363 on: May 02, 2022, 08:04:00 AM »
21. The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
22. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
23. In A New York Minute by Kate Spencer
24. Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow

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« Reply #364 on: May 03, 2022, 08:26:28 PM »
Next 20, favourites marked:

131. Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin
132. Clockwork Samurai by Jeannie Lin

133. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
134. Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
I loved this alternate history dystopia where the Nazis won, and the rebels launch a plot to assassinate Hitler involving an epic 20,000 km Mad Max-style motorcycle race from Germany to Japan. Really action-packed and just a great read.


135. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
136. UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
I LOVED the first two books I've read so far in the Unwind series. Another dystopia, this one in a world where parents can choose to retroactively abort (unwind) their teenagers for any reason they choose, and they're essentially sold for parts. The main characters are all Unwind kids on the run from the authorities, and it is just one interesting read.


137. His Only Wife by Peace Medie

138. The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso
139. The Unbound Empire by Melissa Caruso
More books in a really great political fantasy series. Just solid, solid fantasy with amazing characters and plots.


140. Diversity and Exclusion: Confronting the Campus Free Speech Crisis by Lindsay Shepherd
141. How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman
142. Vampire Charming by Cassandra Gannon
143. Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan Howard
144. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
145. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
146. If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
147. In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
148. Buried Memories by Simon Green
149. The Jade Setter of Janloon by Fonda Lee
150. Venomous by Christie Wilcox

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« Reply #365 on: May 03, 2022, 09:19:45 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).

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

35.  The Overstory, by Richard Powers (May 3) (audio). This really did not do it for me.  Notwithstanding that it is well-received by critics and casual readers alike (plus many of my close friends), and that I agree with its message.  Oof.

36.  Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier (May 3).  Enjoyed this book a lot, especially with the afterword in the 2002 edition.  I love a good British manor gothic mystery and this one did not disappoint!

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #366 on: May 04, 2022, 01:29:23 PM »
The Lying Life of Adults, Elena Ferrante
Midnight In Chernobyl, Adam Higginbotham
Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler
The Big Short, Michael Lewis
The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
Great Streets, Allan Jacobs
Legacy of Ashes, Tim Weiner (DNF; didn't like the writing style)
The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
Medea, Christa Wolf
Aspects of the Novel, E.M. Forster
Why Fish Don't Exist, Lulu Miller
How the World Remade Hollywood, Ed Glaser
Paranesi, Susanna Clarke
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, Nghi Vo
A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #367 on: May 04, 2022, 04:55:53 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

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.

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« Reply #368 on: May 05, 2022, 08:48:23 AM »
1. Vanishing Falls by Poppy Gee. Australian crime fiction (audiobook)
2. The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu. Science fiction
3. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. Literary fiction
4. The Woman Who Married A Bear by John Straley.  Alaska detective novel (audiobook)
5. The Witch Elm by Tana French. Irish crime fiction
6. The Promise by Damon Galgut. Literary fiction (audiobook)
7. Dune by Frank Herbert. Science fiction
8. Old Baggage by Lissa Evans. Historical fiction
9. What You Don't See (Chicago Mysteries #3) by Tracy Clark. Chicago detective novel (audiobook)
10. What Fresh Hell is This?: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You by Heather Corinna. Nonfiction
11. The Veiled Assassin (Embers of Empire #1) by Q.V. Hunter. Historical fiction
12. Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang (audiobook)
13. The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club #2) by Richard Osman. Mystery
14. Runner (Chicago Mysteries #4) by Tracy Clark. Chicago detective novel (audiobook)
15. The White Mirror: A Mystery (Li Du #2) by Elsa Hart. 18th century Chinese librarian detective novel (audiobook)
16. Razorblade Tears by S.A. Crosby. Crime fiction (audiobook)
17. Girls Who Lie (Forbidden Iceland #2) by Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir. Iceland detective novel
18. How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith. Non-fiction
19. The Giant, O'Brien by Hilary Mantel. Literary fiction.
20. The House of Ashes by Stuart Neville. Gothic thriller (audiobook)
21. The Love Songs of W.E.B Dubois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers. Literary fiction.
22. Murder's a Swine by Nap Lombard. Madcap mystery (audiobook)
23. A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago. Historical fiction (audiobook)
24. Night Prayers by Santiago Gamboa. Literary fiction
25. The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry #1) by Sujata Massey. Indian detective novel (audiobook)
26. Imposter Syndrome by Kathy Wang. Satire/espionage novel (audiobook)
27. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. Fiction
28. Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Mexico City noir.
29. The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon #1) by Daniel Silva. Spy thriller (audiobook)

30. The White Tiger by Aravind Adigra. Literary fiction

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #369 on: May 07, 2022, 02:25:04 AM »

Quoting myself so I can refer back to the previous book list...

COMPLETED

24. Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix
Very light romancy type of novel with a bit of magical interference and very low on the romance part. Was a stand alone with no sequel, but decent for what it was.

25. A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #4)
I know this is lauded as a YA series but it is really quite good. I wasn't sure what direction they'd head after the pretty decent wrap of the initial trilogy arc, but I am definitely entertained.

DUDS

None so far! Nice. :)



TO READ

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (REREAD FOR BOOK CLUB)


The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #5)
The Desolations of Devil's Acre (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #6) 
by Ransom Riggs

What my bones know : a memoir of healing from complex trauma by Stephanie Foo

Crying in H Mart : a memoir by Michelle Zauner

The maid : a novel by Nita Prose
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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #370 on: May 08, 2022, 09:35:52 AM »
1. ABC van de Bio Groententuin (ABC of the Bio vegetable garden) by Rosenn Le Page.
2. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett.
3. Holzer's permacultuur, by Sepp Holzer.
4. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
5. 2070, by Bjørn H. Samset.
6. Tyll, by Daniel Kehlmann. About Tijl Uilenspiegel. Nice book.
7. Blomsterdalen (The Flower Valley), by Niviaq Korneliussen.
8. Det burer morskt i fjelldalen * Vidt omkring * Helleristning ved fossen, by Mikkjel Fønhus.
9. Dyrk enkelt (Grow simply), by Maria Berg Hestad.
10. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
11. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.
12. Født sånn eller blitt sånn (Born like that or become like that) by Harald Eia and Ole-Kristian Ihle.
13. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
14. The Well of ascension, by Brandon Sanderson
15. The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson.
16. The Darwin Affair, by Tim Mason
17. Treboka (The tree book) by Sigri Sandberg.
18. En nasjon i sjakk (a Nation in Chess), by Johan Høst.
19. Dyrking på en liten plass (Cultivation in a small place), by Tommy Tønsberg and Kenneth Ingebretsen.
20. Lettstelt kjøkkenhage (The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden), by Clare Matthews.
21. Kjøkkenhage (Kitchen garden), Kirsty McKinnon.
22. Around the world in 80 plants, by Stephen Barstow. About edible plants, mostly perennials.
Not read completely, but noted down all plants, translated the Norwegian name and noted the particulars.
23. The dawn of everything. A new History of humanity. By David Graeber and David Wengrow.
24. Spiselig hage (Edible garden) by Dennis Asbjørnen.
25. Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir.
26. Kajakk, by Øystein Køhn and Harald Rishovd.
27. Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
28. Foundation and empire, by Isaac Asimov.
29. Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.

30. Foundation's Edge, by Isaac Asimov.
31. Om stein og jord (About rocks and soil), by Peter Strassegger.

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« Reply #371 on: May 09, 2022, 08:47:32 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). 

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

37.  How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question, by Michael Schur (May 8) (audio).  Fun, basic philosophy and ethical dilemma discussion by the creator of the TV show The Good Place.

38.  Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, by Danielle Evans (May 9).  Good short stories even if not quite as transcendant as The Office of Historical Corrections.

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« Reply #372 on: May 09, 2022, 09:31:41 AM »
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16) Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
17) Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell (audiobook)
18) On Becoming An Alchemist: A Guide to the Modern Magician by Catherin MacCoun
19) The Gift of Our Compulsions by Mary O'Malley
20) The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams (fiction, *bookclub)
21) Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness by Rick Hanson
22) The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson (fiction, *bookclub)
23) Eat A Peach: A Memoir by David Chang ( audiobook)
24) Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike by Grant Petersen (audiobook)
25) Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A. Tompkins, Tamara L. Hartl
26) Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese (*fiction)
27) Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa by Marilyn Chase
28) Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Anna Lembke
29) Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep by Andrew Holecek-
30) The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

recently finished/reading

31) The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope--I actually really liked this book, uses the Bhagavad Gita as a way to explain dharma
32) The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
33) Kinfolk Travel: Slower Ways to See the World--didn't love this as much as their other books but still visually pleasing :)

34) Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage by Heather Havrilesky--just started but the writer is funny and sharp
35) What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #373 on: May 12, 2022, 02:23:20 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). 

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

39.  The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (May 11) (audio). Fine cozy murder mystery.  I probably won't follow up with the sequels.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #374 on: May 12, 2022, 04:46:58 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

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« Reply #375 on: May 13, 2022, 08:17:44 AM »

1. A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet.
2. Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright.
3. 7 and 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.
4. These Tangled Vines by Julianne MacLean
5. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Franklin Covey.
6. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
7. The Ickabog by JK Rowling
8. The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
9. My Heart is Chainshaw by Stephan Graham Jones 
10. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
11. Kindred by Octavia Butler
12. Framed by James Ponti
13 -14. Bridgerton Books 7 and 8 by Julia Quinn
15-16. Rokesby Books 1 and 2 by Julia Quinn
17. The Evening and The Morning by Ken Follett
18. Beethoven's Hair by Russel Martin
19. The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
20. No Words by Meg Cabot
21. The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
22. Abandoned in Death by JD Robb
23. Stolen Focus by Johann Hari  (non fiction)
24. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
25. Corruptible by Brian Klass (non fiction)
26. Wonder by RJ Palacio
27. Witchmark by CL Polk
28. The Girl with the Make Believe Husband by Julia Quinn
29. Rest Your Child's Brain by Vicky Dunleavey (non-fiction and reread)
30. The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
31. A Darker Shade of Magic by (I can't remember)
32. The Paris Apartment by Lucey Foley
33. The Chiffon Trenches by Andre Leon-Talley
34. In Defense of Witches by Mona Challet

35. Parent Nation by Dana Suskind . . .Nothing new in here, but I also really enjoyed it. She did a great job talking about the lack of parental/family support at all socioeconomic levels in the US in a way that most people usually miss.

36. Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman . . . I loved that it centered on an older generation, but I wish I had liked it more.

37. Healthy as F*CK by Oonagh Duncan . . .I was annoyed while reading this (I tend to hate read "Girl Boss" stuff), but also, I have reached for veggies more often since I read it . . . so /shrug?

38. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley . . . was recommended to me as "Outlander without all the assault". Which was basically spot on. The writing isn't as immersive as Outlander, but not bad, 3 stars?

39. Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Meijia  . . . Read this with my son. Great things to recommend it: a very imperfect heroine with a temper and a love of science, interesting folk references (La Llorona and Chupacabra), and taking care of family/chosen family, but not as good as some of the other "Rick Riordan Presents" books. Which, of course, my son didn't notice because Chupacabra puppy!

39.  The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (May 11) (audio). Fine cozy murder mystery.  I probably won't follow up with the sequels.

^ exactly how I felt about it

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« Reply #376 on: May 13, 2022, 12:52:54 PM »
1. ABC van de Bio Groententuin (ABC of the Bio vegetable garden) by Rosenn Le Page.
2. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett.
3. Holzer's permacultuur, by Sepp Holzer.
4. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
5. 2070, by Bjørn H. Samset.
6. Tyll, by Daniel Kehlmann. About Tijl Uilenspiegel. Nice book.
7. Blomsterdalen (The Flower Valley), by Niviaq Korneliussen.
8. Det burer morskt i fjelldalen * Vidt omkring * Helleristning ved fossen, by Mikkjel Fønhus.
9. Dyrk enkelt (Grow simply), by Maria Berg Hestad.
10. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
11. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.
12. Født sånn eller blitt sånn (Born like that or become like that) by Harald Eia and Ole-Kristian Ihle.
13. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
14. The Well of ascension, by Brandon Sanderson
15. The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson.
16. The Darwin Affair, by Tim Mason
17. Treboka (The tree book) by Sigri Sandberg.
18. En nasjon i sjakk (a Nation in Chess), by Johan Høst.
19. Dyrking på en liten plass (Cultivation in a small place), by Tommy Tønsberg and Kenneth Ingebretsen.
20. Lettstelt kjøkkenhage (The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden), by Clare Matthews.
21. Kjøkkenhage (Kitchen garden), Kirsty McKinnon.
22. Around the world in 80 plants, by Stephen Barstow. About edible plants, mostly perennials.
Not read completely, but noted down all plants, translated the Norwegian name and noted the particulars.
23. The dawn of everything. A new History of humanity. By David Graeber and David Wengrow.
24. Spiselig hage (Edible garden) by Dennis Asbjørnen.
25. Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir.
26. Kajakk, by Øystein Køhn and Harald Rishovd.
27. Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
28. Foundation and empire, by Isaac Asimov.
29. Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
30. Foundation's Edge, by Isaac Asimov.
31. Om stein og jord (About rocks and soil), by Peter Strassegger.

32. Foundation and Earth, by Isaac Asimov.

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« Reply #377 on: May 13, 2022, 01:24:27 PM »
Although it's unlikely that I'll make it to 50, it may be worthwhile to keep track of my reading here.  In no particular order:

Finished
1.  Scottish Fairy Tales by Anonymous
2.  The Wealth and Poverty of Nations:  Why Some are So Rich and Some are so Poor by David S. Landes
3.  Too Much of a Good Thing:  How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us by Lee Goldman, MD
4.  Investing for Dummies by Eric Tyson
5.  Civilization:  The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson
6.  The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton
7.  Rescue You Money by Eric Edelman
8.  Basic Economics by Thomas J. Hailstones (1968)
9.  Salt Wars:  The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American Diet by Micheal F. Jacobson
10. The Economics of Money, Banking & Financial Markets by Frederic Mishkin
11. How to Smell a Rat:  The Five Signs of Financial Fraud by Ken Fisher with Lara Hoffmans

Currently Reading
1.  American Made:  What Happens to People When Work Disappears by Farah Stockman
2.  The Story of China by Michael Wood
3.  Don't Know Much About Geography by Kenneth C. Davis
4.  Mayo Clinic Guide to Better Vision by Sophie J. Bakri MD
5.  The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan

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« Reply #378 on: May 14, 2022, 08:03:40 AM »
11. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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« Reply #379 on: May 15, 2022, 12:50:00 PM »
1. ABC van de Bio Groententuin (ABC of the Bio vegetable garden) by Rosenn Le Page.
2. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett.
3. Holzer's permacultuur, by Sepp Holzer.
4. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
5. 2070, by Bjørn H. Samset.
6. Tyll, by Daniel Kehlmann. About Tijl Uilenspiegel. Nice book.
7. Blomsterdalen (The Flower Valley), by Niviaq Korneliussen.
8. Det burer morskt i fjelldalen * Vidt omkring * Helleristning ved fossen, by Mikkjel Fønhus.
9. Dyrk enkelt (Grow simply), by Maria Berg Hestad.
10. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
11. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.
12. Født sånn eller blitt sånn (Born like that or become like that) by Harald Eia and Ole-Kristian Ihle.
13. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
14. The Well of ascension, by Brandon Sanderson
15. The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson.
16. The Darwin Affair, by Tim Mason
17. Treboka (The tree book) by Sigri Sandberg.
18. En nasjon i sjakk (a Nation in Chess), by Johan Høst.
19. Dyrking på en liten plass (Cultivation in a small place), by Tommy Tønsberg and Kenneth Ingebretsen.
20. Lettstelt kjøkkenhage (The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden), by Clare Matthews.
21. Kjøkkenhage (Kitchen garden), Kirsty McKinnon.
22. Around the world in 80 plants, by Stephen Barstow. About edible plants, mostly perennials.
Not read completely, but noted down all plants, translated the Norwegian name and noted the particulars.
23. The dawn of everything. A new History of humanity. By David Graeber and David Wengrow.
24. Spiselig hage (Edible garden) by Dennis Asbjørnen.
25. Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir.
26. Kajakk, by Øystein Køhn and Harald Rishovd.
27. Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
28. Foundation and empire, by Isaac Asimov.
29. Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
30. Foundation's Edge, by Isaac Asimov.
31. Om stein og jord (About rocks and soil), by Peter Strassegger.
32. Foundation and Earth, by Isaac Asimov.

33. New Zealand på langs (New Zealand in the length), by Randulf Valle and Hilde Furuholt.

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« Reply #380 on: May 15, 2022, 08:21:31 PM »
1. Vanishing Falls by Poppy Gee. Australian crime fiction (audiobook)
2. The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu. Science fiction
3. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. Literary fiction
4. The Woman Who Married A Bear by John Straley.  Alaska detective novel (audiobook)
5. The Witch Elm by Tana French. Irish crime fiction
6. The Promise by Damon Galgut. Literary fiction (audiobook)
7. Dune by Frank Herbert. Science fiction
8. Old Baggage by Lissa Evans. Historical fiction
9. What You Don't See (Chicago Mysteries #3) by Tracy Clark. Chicago detective novel (audiobook)
10. What Fresh Hell is This?: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You by Heather Corinna. Nonfiction
11. The Veiled Assassin (Embers of Empire #1) by Q.V. Hunter. Historical fiction
12. Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang (audiobook)
13. The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club #2) by Richard Osman. Mystery
14. Runner (Chicago Mysteries #4) by Tracy Clark. Chicago detective novel (audiobook)
15. The White Mirror: A Mystery (Li Du #2) by Elsa Hart. 18th century Chinese librarian detective novel (audiobook)
16. Razorblade Tears by S.A. Crosby. Crime fiction (audiobook)
17. Girls Who Lie (Forbidden Iceland #2) by Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir. Iceland detective novel
18. How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith. Non-fiction
19. The Giant, O'Brien by Hilary Mantel. Literary fiction.
20. The House of Ashes by Stuart Neville. Gothic thriller (audiobook)
21. The Love Songs of W.E.B Dubois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers. Literary fiction.
22. Murder's a Swine by Nap Lombard. Madcap mystery (audiobook)
23. A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago. Historical fiction (audiobook)
24. Night Prayers by Santiago Gamboa. Literary fiction
25. The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry #1) by Sujata Massey. Indian detective novel (audiobook)
26. Imposter Syndrome by Kathy Wang. Satire/espionage novel (audiobook)
27. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. Fiction
28. Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Mexico City noir.
29. The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon #1) by Daniel Silva. Spy thriller (audiobook)
30. The White Tiger by Aravind Adigra. Literary fiction

31. Murder After Christmas by Rupert Latimer. Madcap mystery (audiobook)

32. The Infinite Blacktop (Claire DeWitt Mysteries #3) by Sara Gran. Noir mystery.  I was really surprised by this book. I didn't know it was the 3rd in a series and haven't read the first 2 yet. I thought The Infinite Blacktop was one of (the?) most creative and fascinating genre books I've ever read. If you like hardboiled noir, Claire is as hardboiled as they come. I don't even like her. But the writing is clever without being superficial, introspective without navel gazing, and full of bizarre takes. I can imagine people having very strong opinions about whether they like it or hate it but I thought it was brilliant and fabulously written and I look forward to going back to the first two Claire DeWitt books.

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« Reply #381 on: May 16, 2022, 06:16:08 AM »
1Between Parent and Child: New Solutions to Old ProblemsHaim G GinottLibraryTBR List1/2/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
2The Drowned WorldJ.G. BallardLibraryTBR List1/3/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
3The Charmed SphereCatherine AsaroOwnReread1/7/2022Fiction - Fantasy
4Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and WomenGeorge MacDonaldLibraryTBR List1/10/2022Fiction - Fantasy
5It's Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and BeyondJulia CameronLibraryTBR List1/13/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
6The Day of the TriffidsJohn WyndhamLibraryTBR List1/15/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
7Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier FamilyAdele Faber, Elaine MazlishLibraryTBR List1/16/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
8Pawn of ProphecyDavid EddingsOwnReread1/21/2022Fiction - Fantasy
9Queen of SorceryDavid EddingsOwnReread1/23/2022Fiction - Fantasy
10Magician's GambitDavid EddingsOwnReread1/25/2022Fiction - Fantasy
11Castle of WizardryDavid EddingsOwnReread1/27/2022Fiction - Fantasy
12Enchanter's End GameDavid EddingsOwnReread1/29/2022Fiction - Fantasy
13Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden BraidDouglass R HofstadterLibraryTBR List2/2/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
14How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will TalkAdele Faber, Elaine MazlishLibraryTBR List2/5/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
15The Rise and Fall of the House of MediciChristopher HibbertOwnOther2/6/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography
16Leviathan FallsJames S.A. CoreyLibrarySequel2/7/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
17Guardians of the WestDavid EddingsOwnReread2/9/2022Fiction - Fantasy
18King of the MurgosDavid EddingsOwnReread2/11/2022Fiction - Fantasy
19CytonicBrandon SandersonLibrarySequel2/13/2022Fiction - Young Adult
20Demon Lord of KarandaDavid EddingsOwnReread2/15/2022Fiction - Fantasy
DNFThere is a River: The Story of Edgar CayceThomas SugrueOwnOtherN/ANonfiction - Philosophy
21Jade CityFonda LeeLibraryTBR List2/18/2022Fiction - Fantasy
22Sorceress of DarshivaDavid EddingsOwnReread2/19/2022Fiction - Fantasy
23The Sorrows of Young WertherJohann Wolfgang von GoetheLibraryTBR List2/20/2022General Fiction
24The Seeress of KellDavid EddingsOwnReread2/20/2022Fiction - Fantasy
25Belgarath the SorcererDavid and Leigh EddingsOwnReread2/26/2022Fiction - Fantasy
26Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on FaithAnne LamottOwnOther3/2/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
27Polgara the SorceressDavid and Leigh EddingsOwnReread3/3/2022Fiction - Fantasy
28Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible ChildrenThomas GordonLibraryTBR List3/9/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
29Stories from the Thousand and One Nightstrans. Edward William LaneLibraryTBR List3/10/2022General Fiction
30Jade WarFonda LeeLibrarySequel3/14/2022Fiction - Fantasy
31The House of BorgiaChristopher HibbertOwnEducational3/16/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography
32Jade LegacyFonda LeeLibrarySequel3/19/2022Fiction - Fantasy
33The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy PeopleAmy StrossLibraryTBR List3/23/2022Nonfiction - Home and Garden
34Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyJohn Le CarreLibraryTBR List3/26/2022General Fiction
35Perhaps the StarsAda PalmerLibrarySequel3/27/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
36God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything   Christopher HitchensOwnOther4/3/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
37Siblings Without Rivalry: How to help your children live together so you can live tooAdele Faber, Elaine MazlishLibraryTBR List4/5/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
38Eugene OneginAlexander Pushkin, trans James FalenLibraryTBR List4/7/2022General Fiction
DNFMidnight's ChildrenSalman RushdieLibraryTBR ListN/AGeneral Fiction
39Cold Comfort FarmStella GibbonsLibraryTBR List4/8/2022General Fiction
40The Goblin EmperorKatherine AddisonLibraryTBR List4/9/2022Fiction - Fantasy
41The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBIBetty MedsgerOwnEducational4/13/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography
42The Hills Have SpiesMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/16/2022Fiction - Fantasy
43Eye SpyMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/17/2022Fiction - Fantasy
44Sandry's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/17/2022Fiction - Fantasy
45Tris's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/18/2022Fiction - Fantasy
46Daja's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/18/2022Fiction - Fantasy
47Briar's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/19/2022Fiction - Fantasy
48Spy, Spy AgainMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/22/2022Fiction - Fantasy
49The Tale of Genji (Abridged)Murasaki Shikibu (trans. Royall Tyler)LibraryTBR List4/23/2022General Fiction
50Magic StepsTamora PierceOwnReread4/25/2022Fiction - Fantasy
51Under the NetIris MurdochLibraryTBR List4/26/2022General Fiction
52Street MagicTamora PierceOwnReread4/27/2022Fiction - Fantasy
53Cold FireTamora PierceLibraryReread4/28/2022Fiction - Fantasy
54ShatterglassTamora PierceLibraryReread4/29/2022Fiction - Fantasy
55BeyondMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/30/2022Fiction - Fantasy

56How Proust Can Change Your LifeAlain de BottonLibraryTBR List5/4/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
57The Golden NotebookDoris LessingLibraryTBR List5/10/2022General Fiction
58The Home and the WorldRabindranath TagoreLibraryTBR List5/12/2022General Fiction
59The Song of AchillesMadeline MillerLibraryTBR List5/13/2022Fiction - Historical
60The Birth of BritainWinston S. ChurchillOwnEducational5/14/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography


Goals for the year:
Philosophy/Spirituality - 4/6
Educational Nonfiction (History, Science, etc) - 4/10
From TBR - 25/50

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #382 on: May 16, 2022, 04:49:37 PM »
36. Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman . . . I loved that it centered on an older generation, but I wish I had liked it more.


39.  The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (May 11) (audio). Fine cozy murder mystery.  I probably won't follow up with the sequels.

^ exactly how I felt about it

OMG, for some reason cozy murder mysteries are my bread and butter these days.  I can't get enough of them.  Loved both Thursday Murder Club books.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #383 on: May 16, 2022, 05:35:35 PM »
36. Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman . . . I loved that it centered on an older generation, but I wish I had liked it more.


39.  The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (May 11) (audio). Fine cozy murder mystery.  I probably won't follow up with the sequels.

^ exactly how I felt about it

OMG, for some reason cozy murder mysteries are my bread and butter these days.  I can't get enough of them.  Loved both Thursday Murder Club books.

Have you heard of the British Library Crime Collection? They've researched murder mysteries from the 30s-40s and made them available again. I've listened to a few and they've been cozy, funny mysteries if you enjoy things from that era.

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« Reply #384 on: May 16, 2022, 06:28:40 PM »
Thanks, Dr Kidstache.  I haven't heard of that but I will do some sleuthing...

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« Reply #385 on: May 16, 2022, 07:54:12 PM »
5. The Girl in the Tower   Katherine Arden
6. The Bone Shard Daughter   Andrea Stewart
7. The Winter of the Witch   Katherine Arden

At this rate I'm not going to hit my goal of 25, even!

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« Reply #386 on: May 16, 2022, 10:20:00 PM »
14. The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson
15. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
16. The Suburban Micro-Farm by Amy Stross
17. Us Against You by Frederick Backman

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« Reply #387 on: May 17, 2022, 10:35:26 PM »
1. Improvement by Joan Silber.
It was ok, the title doesn't make much sense in my opinion
2. Die kleine Bücherei in der Church Lane by Rachael Lucas (The Telephone Box Library)
Nice to read. I liked that the protagonist saved enough money to change her life
3. Aufräumen für Faule by Rachel Hoffman (Unf*** your Habitat)
I wouldn't buy it but it helped a bit psychologally with all the chaos
4. It started with a secret by Jill Mansell
That was ok. Exactly the right kind of book to read before sleeping

5. Das kleine Hotel auf Island (‎The Northern Lights Lodge) by Julie Caplin

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« Reply #388 on: May 18, 2022, 08:49:16 AM »
12. Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises by Rebecca Solint

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« Reply #389 on: May 18, 2022, 02:36:45 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

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« Reply #390 on: May 20, 2022, 12:28:52 AM »
Next 20, favourites marked:

151. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
152. Nemesis by Isaac Asimov
153. Tales from the Cafe bt Toshikazu Kawaguchi

154. The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso
155. The Quicksilver Court by Melissa Caruso
A spinoff series set in the same world as Tethered Mage, but on the opposite side. I really love this author and this world, and it's super interesting seeing the same world from a totally different perspective.


156. Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica
157. The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
158. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
159. Torn by Rowenna Miller
160. Fray by Rowenna Miller
161. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
162. The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith
163. The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

164. A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
A monk and a robot travel around and discuss life philosophies and purpose. I found it really thought-provoking.


165. Post Office by Charles Bukowski
166. Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban
167. Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate by Rose George
168. Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Dunbar
169. One for the Money by Janey Evanovich

170. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
A really good library/book-focused fantasy stand-alone where a librarian uniform includes weaponry, and sentient grimoires sometimes need to be battled into submission. Reminded me more than a little of Lirael by Garth Nix, which I loved.

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« Reply #391 on: May 20, 2022, 09:21:17 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).

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

40.  Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent (May 19).  Really enjoyed this novel based on the real story of the last woman executed for murder in Iceland, back in the 1830s.  Makes you feel like you are there with them on a croft in northern Iceland.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #392 on: May 20, 2022, 06:23:18 PM »
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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)



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

26. The maid: a novel by Nita Prose
Sort of a mystery, but not really. It's told first person by a young woman that works as a maid in a small boutique hotel. Molly Dunn is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and interprets people literally. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by. Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has had to navigate life's complexities all by herself. No matter she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection. But Molly's orderly life is turned on its head the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself very dead in his bed. 

I liked it, but it was upsetting to see how she was taken advantage of due to her lack of understanding how people can (sometimes) be assholes, and she ran into many of them in her hope for human connection. It was a quick read, well written and the people I cared about did end up being okay in the end.


27. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (REREAD FOR BOOK CLUB)

I love this book, and I think I've lost track of the number of rereads. It's a fun, crazy roller coaster and the team up of Pratchett and Gaiman just ~chef's kiss~ perfection. A heart-warming apocalypse story, with a bromance between the demon and angel. The book is hilarious, with amazing dialogue. And I know there's a new tv show based on it, but I kind of don't want to see it because I don't think it will ever match my idea of how this should look in my head.

DUDS

None so far! Nice. :)



TO READ

The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #5)
The Desolations of Devil's Acre (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #6) 
by Ransom Riggs

What my bones know : a memoir of healing from complex trauma by Stephanie Foo

My lovely wife by Samantha Downing

Crying in H Mart : a memoir by Michelle Zauner

Sex at dawn: how we mate, why we stray, and what it means for modern relationships by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

On a pale horse (Incarnations of immortality #1)
Bearing an hourglass (Incarnations of immortality #2)
by Piers Anthony

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #393 on: May 22, 2022, 09:08:02 AM »
1Between Parent and Child: New Solutions to Old ProblemsHaim G GinottLibraryTBR List1/2/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
2The Drowned WorldJ.G. BallardLibraryTBR List1/3/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
3The Charmed SphereCatherine AsaroOwnReread1/7/2022Fiction - Fantasy
4Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and WomenGeorge MacDonaldLibraryTBR List1/10/2022Fiction - Fantasy
5It's Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and BeyondJulia CameronLibraryTBR List1/13/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
6The Day of the TriffidsJohn WyndhamLibraryTBR List1/15/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
7Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier FamilyAdele Faber, Elaine MazlishLibraryTBR List1/16/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
8Pawn of ProphecyDavid EddingsOwnReread1/21/2022Fiction - Fantasy
9Queen of SorceryDavid EddingsOwnReread1/23/2022Fiction - Fantasy
10Magician's GambitDavid EddingsOwnReread1/25/2022Fiction - Fantasy
11Castle of WizardryDavid EddingsOwnReread1/27/2022Fiction - Fantasy
12Enchanter's End GameDavid EddingsOwnReread1/29/2022Fiction - Fantasy
13Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden BraidDouglass R HofstadterLibraryTBR List2/2/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
14How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will TalkAdele Faber, Elaine MazlishLibraryTBR List2/5/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
15The Rise and Fall of the House of MediciChristopher HibbertOwnOther2/6/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography
16Leviathan FallsJames S.A. CoreyLibrarySequel2/7/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
17Guardians of the WestDavid EddingsOwnReread2/9/2022Fiction - Fantasy
18King of the MurgosDavid EddingsOwnReread2/11/2022Fiction - Fantasy
19CytonicBrandon SandersonLibrarySequel2/13/2022Fiction - Young Adult
20Demon Lord of KarandaDavid EddingsOwnReread2/15/2022Fiction - Fantasy
DNFThere is a River: The Story of Edgar CayceThomas SugrueOwnOtherN/ANonfiction - Philosophy
21Jade CityFonda LeeLibraryTBR List2/18/2022Fiction - Fantasy
22Sorceress of DarshivaDavid EddingsOwnReread2/19/2022Fiction - Fantasy
23The Sorrows of Young WertherJohann Wolfgang von GoetheLibraryTBR List2/20/2022General Fiction
24The Seeress of KellDavid EddingsOwnReread2/20/2022Fiction - Fantasy
25Belgarath the SorcererDavid and Leigh EddingsOwnReread2/26/2022Fiction - Fantasy
26Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on FaithAnne LamottOwnOther3/2/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
27Polgara the SorceressDavid and Leigh EddingsOwnReread3/3/2022Fiction - Fantasy
28Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible ChildrenThomas GordonLibraryTBR List3/9/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
29Stories from the Thousand and One Nightstrans. Edward William LaneLibraryTBR List3/10/2022General Fiction
30Jade WarFonda LeeLibrarySequel3/14/2022Fiction - Fantasy
31The House of BorgiaChristopher HibbertOwnEducational3/16/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography
32Jade LegacyFonda LeeLibrarySequel3/19/2022Fiction - Fantasy
33The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy PeopleAmy StrossLibraryTBR List3/23/2022Nonfiction - Home and Garden
34Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyJohn Le CarreLibraryTBR List3/26/2022General Fiction
35Perhaps the StarsAda PalmerLibrarySequel3/27/2022Fiction - Science Fiction
36God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything   Christopher HitchensOwnOther4/3/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
37Siblings Without Rivalry: How to help your children live together so you can live tooAdele Faber, Elaine MazlishLibraryTBR List4/5/2022Nonfiction - Self-help
38Eugene OneginAlexander Pushkin, trans James FalenLibraryTBR List4/7/2022General Fiction
DNFMidnight's ChildrenSalman RushdieLibraryTBR ListN/AGeneral Fiction
39Cold Comfort FarmStella GibbonsLibraryTBR List4/8/2022General Fiction
40The Goblin EmperorKatherine AddisonLibraryTBR List4/9/2022Fiction - Fantasy
41The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBIBetty MedsgerOwnEducational4/13/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography
42The Hills Have SpiesMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/16/2022Fiction - Fantasy
43Eye SpyMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/17/2022Fiction - Fantasy
44Sandry's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/17/2022Fiction - Fantasy
45Tris's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/18/2022Fiction - Fantasy
46Daja's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/18/2022Fiction - Fantasy
47Briar's BookTamora PierceOwnReread4/19/2022Fiction - Fantasy
48Spy, Spy AgainMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/22/2022Fiction - Fantasy
49The Tale of Genji (Abridged)Murasaki Shikibu (trans. Royall Tyler)LibraryTBR List4/23/2022General Fiction
50Magic StepsTamora PierceOwnReread4/25/2022Fiction - Fantasy
51Under the NetIris MurdochLibraryTBR List4/26/2022General Fiction
52Street MagicTamora PierceOwnReread4/27/2022Fiction - Fantasy
53Cold FireTamora PierceLibraryReread4/28/2022Fiction - Fantasy
54ShatterglassTamora PierceLibraryReread4/29/2022Fiction - Fantasy
55BeyondMercedes LackeyLibrarySequel4/30/2022Fiction - Fantasy
56How Proust Can Change Your LifeAlain de BottonLibraryTBR List5/4/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
57The Golden NotebookDoris LessingLibraryTBR List5/10/2022General Fiction
58The Home and the WorldRabindranath TagoreLibraryTBR List5/12/2022General Fiction
59The Song of AchillesMadeline MillerLibraryTBR List5/13/2022Fiction - Historical
60The Birth of BritainWinston S. ChurchillOwnEducational5/14/2022Nonfiction - History/Biography

61Battle MagicTamora PierceLibrarySequel5/19/2022Fiction - Fantasy
62The Will of the EmpressTamora PierceLibrarySequel5/20/2022Fiction - Fantasy
63Melting StonesTamora PierceLibrarySequel5/21/2022Fiction - Fantasy
64Speak of the Devil: How The Satanic Temple Is Changing the Way We Talk About ReligionJoseph P. LaycockLibraryTBR List5/21/2022Nonfiction - Philosophy
65Old GoriotHonore de BalzacLibraryTBR List5/22/2022General Fiction

Goals for the year:
Philosophy/Spirituality - 5/10
Educational Nonfiction (History, Science, etc) - 4/10
From TBR - 27/50

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #394 on: May 23, 2022, 08:42:37 AM »
Finished
1.  Scottish Fairy Tales by Anonymous
2.  The Wealth and Poverty of Nations:  Why Some are So Rich and Some are so Poor by David S. Landes
3.  Too Much of a Good Thing:  How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us by Lee Goldman, MD
4.  Investing for Dummies by Eric Tyson
5.  Civilization:  The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson
6.  The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton
7.  Rescue You Money by Eric Edelman
8.  Basic Economics by Thomas J. Hailstones (1968)
9.  Salt Wars:  The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American Diet by Micheal F. Jacobson
10. The Economics of Money, Banking & Financial Markets by Frederic Mishkin
11. How to Smell a Rat:  The Five Signs of Financial Fraud by Ken Fisher with Lara Hoffmans
Finished
12.  American Made:  What Happens to People When Work Disappears by Farah Stockman
       Living on the East Coast but having grown up in the Midwest and having worked in a factory setting, this was interesting.
       It's always good to learn about different people and their viewpoints.
13.  Don't Know Much About Geography by Kenneth C. Davis
       Started out interesting, but I started to lose interest after a while.  Maybe the fact that I read the 1st edition (1992) has
       something to do with it?
14.  Mayo Clinic Guide to Better Vision by Sophie J. Bakri MD
       I love books like this.  It starts out with the structure of the eye, then goes into different things that can go wrong and
       what we know about how to prevent them from occurring.  Finally ends with coping strategies for if and when it's too late.

Currently Reading
1.  The Story of China by Michael Wood
2.  The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #395 on: May 23, 2022, 05:10:32 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


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?

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #396 on: May 24, 2022, 04:43:20 AM »
(1) Revenge in a Cold River by Anne Perry
(2) An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry
(3) Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry
(4) Something to Hide by Elizabeth George
(5) Replay by Ken Grimwood
(6) Write Away by Elizabeth George
(7) The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
(8) How Civil Wars Start by Barbara F. Walter
(9) The Night Tiger by Yangtze Choo
(10) Exit by Belinda Bauer
(11) Move by Parag Khanna
(12) Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum
(13) State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
(14) The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety by Timothy F. Sedgwick
(15) After the Fall by Ben Rhodes
(16) The Church Cracked Open by Stephanie Spellers

(17) The Burning by Tim Madigan, adapted by Hilary Beard
(18) My Neighbor’s Faith by Jennifer Howe Peace
(19) The Next Civil War by Stephen Marche
(20) Origin by Jennifer Ruff
(21) Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #397 on: May 24, 2022, 05:24:34 AM »
1. ABC van de Bio Groententuin (ABC of the Bio vegetable garden) by Rosenn Le Page.
2. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett.
3. Holzer's permacultuur, by Sepp Holzer.
4. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
5. 2070, by Bjørn H. Samset.
6. Tyll, by Daniel Kehlmann. About Tijl Uilenspiegel. Nice book.
7. Blomsterdalen (The Flower Valley), by Niviaq Korneliussen.
8. Det burer morskt i fjelldalen * Vidt omkring * Helleristning ved fossen, by Mikkjel Fønhus.
9. Dyrk enkelt (Grow simply), by Maria Berg Hestad.
10. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
11. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.
12. Født sånn eller blitt sånn (Born like that or become like that) by Harald Eia and Ole-Kristian Ihle.
13. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
14. The Well of ascension, by Brandon Sanderson
15. The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson.
16. The Darwin Affair, by Tim Mason
17. Treboka (The tree book) by Sigri Sandberg.
18. En nasjon i sjakk (a Nation in Chess), by Johan Høst.
19. Dyrking på en liten plass (Cultivation in a small place), by Tommy Tønsberg and Kenneth Ingebretsen.
20. Lettstelt kjøkkenhage (The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden), by Clare Matthews.
21. Kjøkkenhage (Kitchen garden), Kirsty McKinnon.
22. Around the world in 80 plants, by Stephen Barstow. About edible plants, mostly perennials.
Not read completely, but noted down all plants, translated the Norwegian name and noted the particulars.
23. The dawn of everything. A new History of humanity. By David Graeber and David Wengrow.
24. Spiselig hage (Edible garden) by Dennis Asbjørnen.
25. Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir.
26. Kajakk, by Øystein Køhn and Harald Rishovd.
27. Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
28. Foundation and empire, by Isaac Asimov.
29. Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
30. Foundation's Edge, by Isaac Asimov.
31. Om stein og jord (About rocks and soil), by Peter Strassegger.
32. Foundation and Earth, by Isaac Asimov.
33. New Zealand på langs (New Zealand in the length), by Randulf Valle and Hilde Furuholt.

34) Geriljahagen (The guerilla garden), by Kari Gåsvatn. An eye opening book. Reality about agriculture is even more shocking than I thought I knew.

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #398 on: May 24, 2022, 08:03:50 AM »
13. News of the World by Paulette Jiles

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Re: 50 Books in 2022!
« Reply #399 on: May 24, 2022, 10:44:47 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). 

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

41.  Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward (May 24) (audio). Very rich and evocative novel. Mixed feelings about the narration, probably wouldn't recommend audio.