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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #300 on: April 04, 2016, 09:32:47 AM »

 PopSugar 2016 book challenge list for the rest of the year (bolded text shows newly completed book):

1. A book based on a fairy tale - The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood 3/2/16
2. A National Book Award winner -
3. A YA bestseller - Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 3/13/16
4. A book you haven't read since high school -  Knight in Shining Armour - Jude Deveraux 3/16/2016 - this was a hoot to reread!
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English The Master and Margarita - Bulgakov 4/1/16
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book under 150 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that's more than 600 pages :Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Unset 2/24/16
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member: Home by Marylin Robinson  2/20/16
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during Summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island: A Year of Ravens by Various Authors (takes place in Roman Britain) 1/5/16
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy



If anyone has suggestions for books set in Indiana or a Romance set in the future please give me your recs! Am currently reading my National Book Award selection but will be ready to move on to my next books soon.

For the book set in Indiana- I don't know how to do attachments, but I searched the subject on google and found a couple lists in good reads, etc. 

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #301 on: April 04, 2016, 07:32:31 PM »
1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (finished 1/1/2016)
2. Golden Son by Pierce Brown (1/4)
3. The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer (1/8)
4. Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer (1/9)
5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (1/11)
6. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (1/12)
7. Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold (1/15)
8. Nexus by Ramez Naam (1/23)
9. Level up your Life by Steven Kamb (1/24)
10. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (1/31)
11. Crux by Ramez Naam (2/11)
12. Abundance: The Future is better than you think by Peter Diamandis (2/12)
13. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2/21)
14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2/28)
15. The Blue Zones Solution (3/1)
16. Apex by Ramez Naam (3/12)
17. Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban (3/21)
18. Morning Star by Pierce Brown (3/26)
19. The Bird Box by Josh Malerman (4/4)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #302 on: April 05, 2016, 06:47:19 PM »
1.  Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
2.  Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
3.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey
4.  Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey
5. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
6. Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman
7. Moneyball - Michael Lewis
8. Zodiac - Neal Stephenson
9. The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
10. The Three-Body Problem -  Liu Cixin
11. A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #303 on: April 05, 2016, 11:02:32 PM »
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1. The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey
2. The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford (chapter on price-targeting was particularly useful)
3. Books in My Baggage by Lawrence Clark Powell
4. Reading for the Love of It: Best Books for Young Readers by Michele Landsberg
5. Teach Your Own by John Holt & Pat Farenga
6. Your Money or Your Life by Robin & Dominguez
7. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

8. The Country Child by Allison Uttley
9. Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish by Sue Bender
10. Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars by Sam Schwartz
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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #304 on: April 06, 2016, 08:28:54 AM »
Here's my quarterly check-in- making progress!

Dragonfly in Amber: Jan
Secret Rooms: Jan
Renaissance Soul: Jan
Highland husband: Feb
Optimistic Child: Feb
Walk Across America: Feb
Theft of Swords: Feb
Last of the Donkey Pilgrims: March
Life in Medieval England: March
Life in Elizabethan England: March

Loving this challenge!

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #305 on: April 08, 2016, 07:12:14 PM »
Here goes. I may struggle to keep up when school gets busy, but this seems like a worthwhile goal.

1. The Devil, Leo Tolstoy
2. The Most Good You Can Do, Peter Singer
3. Naked Economics, Charles Wheelan
4. Marx: A Very Short Introduction, Peter Singer

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #306 on: April 09, 2016, 02:03:10 PM »
31.This Book is Overdue! (Marilyn Johnson)

32. Rooms (Lauren Oliver)

33. So Pretty it Hurts (Bailey Weggins Mystery #6)
34. The Haunting of Hill House ( Shirley Jackson )

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #307 on: April 09, 2016, 10:02:47 PM »
@cautiouspessmist - Weekends are the best. 

The best days (like today) are when I finish up several books that I have going on and get started on brand new books.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #308 on: April 10, 2016, 11:48:16 AM »
31.This Book is Overdue! (Marilyn Johnson)

32. Rooms (Lauren Oliver)

33. So Pretty it Hurts (Bailey Weggins Mystery #6)
34. The Haunting of Hill House ( Shirley Jackson )
35. Nature Girl (Carl hiaasen)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #309 on: April 11, 2016, 07:06:09 PM »
1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (finished 1/1/2016)
2. Golden Son by Pierce Brown (1/4)
3. The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer (1/8)
4. Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer (1/9)
5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (1/11)
6. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (1/12)
7. Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold (1/15)
8. Nexus by Ramez Naam (1/23)
9. Level up your Life by Steven Kamb (1/24)
10. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (1/31)
11. Crux by Ramez Naam (2/11)
12. Abundance: The Future is better than you think by Peter Diamandis (2/12)
13. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2/21)
14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2/28)
15. The Blue Zones Solution (3/1)
16. Apex by Ramez Naam (3/12)
17. Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban (3/21)
18. Morning Star by Pierce Brown (3/26)
19. The Bird Box by Josh Malerman (4/4)
20. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (4/11)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #310 on: April 11, 2016, 08:39:36 PM »
1.  Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
2.  Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
3.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey
4.  Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey
5. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
6. Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman
7. Moneyball - Michael Lewis
8. Zodiac - Neal Stephenson
9. The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
10. The Three-Body Problem -  Liu Cixin
11. A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
12. Arkwright - Allen Steele

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #311 on: April 11, 2016, 08:58:54 PM »
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners (Book 1), by Brandon Sanderson
2. Red Shirts: A Novel with Three Codas, by John Scalzi
3. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Book 1, by N.K Jemisin
4. One Year After, by William R. Forstchen
5. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
6: The King's Speech, by Mark Logue & Peter Conradi
7. The Long Utopia, by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
8. Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1), but Jim Butcher
9. Second Hand Souls, by Christopher Moore The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
10: A Symphony of Echoes (The Chronicles of St Mary's Book 2), by Jodi Taylor
11. A Second Chance (The Chronicles of St Mary's Book 3), by Jodi Taylor
12. The Fold, by Peter Cline
13: Secondhand Souls, by Christopher Moore
14: The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett
xx: All The Birds Singing, Evie Wyld Hated this one. Didn't finish.
15: Front Runner, by Felix Francis
16: V is for Vengence, by Sue Grafton
17: A is for Alibi, by Sue Grafton   (thanks HappierAtHome)
18: Lights & Sirens, The Education of a Paramedic, by Kevin Grange
19: Lots of x-flles fan fiction
20: Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
21: Making Money, by Terry Pratchett
22: Quicksilver: Book one of the Baroque Cycle, by Neal Stephenson
23: V for Vendetta, by Alan Moore
24: A Dirty Job, by Christopher Moore
25: Island 731, by Jeremy Robinson
26: The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #312 on: April 13, 2016, 01:53:10 AM »
31.This Book is Overdue! (Marilyn Johnson)

32. Rooms (Lauren Oliver)

33. So Pretty it Hurts (Bailey Weggins Mystery #6)
34. The Haunting of Hill House ( Shirley Jackson )
35. Nature Girl (Carl hiaasen)
36.Sisters (Danielle Steele)- Book No. 1 "book club" with mom. She has a lot on her plate so wants lighter material- I suggested this one because she enjoys the author, and I had never read her.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #313 on: April 13, 2016, 04:32:18 AM »
1. Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
2. Cress - Marissa Meyer
3. Winter - Marissa Meyer
4. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers
5. Balanced on the Blade's Edge - Lindsay Buroker
6. Deathmaker - Lindsay Buroker
7. Blood Charged - Lindsay Buroker
8. Patterns in the Dark - Lindsay Buroker
9. The Blade's Memory - Lindsay Buroker
10. Armada - Ernest Cline
11. Storm Glass - Maria Snyder
12. Sea Glass - Maria Snyder
13. Rivers of London- Ben Aaranovitch
14. Moon Over Soho- Ben Aaranovitch
15. Whispers Under Ground- Ben Aaranovitch
16. Broken Home- Ben Aaranovitch
17. Foxglove Summer - Ben Aaranovitch
18. City of Stairs - Robert Jackson Bennett
19. Spy Glass - Maria Snyder

Hmmm, where did March go. Here's the books for the last 6 weeks.

20. The Oncoming Storm - Christopher Nuttall
21. Falcone Strike - Christopher Nuttall
Nice space opera a la Kris Longknife
N/A Requiem's Song - Daniel Arenson - not giving a number as I stopped reading as it was too violent
22. Truthwitch - Susan Dennard
Not great
23. Starshine - G S Jennsen
24. Vertigo - G S Jennsen
25. Transcendence - G S Jennsen
Gripping space opera/alien invasion trilogy

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #314 on: April 14, 2016, 06:44:20 AM »
1. Looking For Alaska by John Green
2. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
5. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
6. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
7. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
8. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
9. Room by Emma Donoghue
10. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (for probably the 5th time)
11. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (FINALLY finished this)

Currently reading- Silver Linings Playbook. Have most of it done, expect to finish it soon.

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« Reply #315 on: April 14, 2016, 11:47:42 AM »
8. Zodiac - Neal Stephenson

I love that book. It's one of the few I keep a copy of. The plot is great, its got boats, and his descriptions don't sound dated as science advances. Plus, it's not 1000 pages long. I enjoy Stephenson's epics, but man they are heavy to hold up.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #316 on: April 15, 2016, 08:33:11 AM »
Completed:
1. The Wealthy Barber Returns - Dave Chilton
2. The Tiger - John Vaillant
3. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
4. Oh, The Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
5. His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
6. Throne of Jade - Naomi Novik
7. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
8. The Obstacle is the Way - Ryan Holiday
9. Fluent Forever - Gabriel Wyner
10. The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
11. Rising Strong - Brené Brown
12. Black Powder War - Naomi Novik
13. Wealthing Like Rabbits - Robert R. Brown
14. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
15. The Language Hoax - John H. McWhorter
16. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
17. The Martian - Andy Weir
18. 101 Tax Secrets for Canadians - Timothy J. Cestnick
19. You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost) - Felicia Day
20. White Dog Fell from the Sky - Eleanor Morse
21. The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss
22. Level up your Life - Steve Kamb
23. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
24. The Upside of Stress - Kelly McGonigal
25. The Girl on The Train - Paula Hawkins
26. Furiously Happy - Jenny Lawson
27. The Black Swan - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
28. The Art of Non-Conformity - Chris Guillebeau
29. An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir
30. Death on the Barrens - George James Grinnell
31. Wild by Nature - Sarah Marquis
32. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
33. 1984 - George Orwell


Currently reading:
34. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
35. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
36. An Embarrassment of Mangoes - Ann Vanderhoof
37. Expedition Canoeing - Cliff Jacobson
38. Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey
39. Fluent in 3 Months - Benny Lewis
40. Elon Musk - Ashlee Vance
41. Discovering Eden - Alex M. Hall

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #317 on: April 15, 2016, 10:01:04 AM »
Cookie 78- what does the - bolding - signify?

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #318 on: April 16, 2016, 11:27:17 AM »
Since Jan 1:

1. A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin
2. A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin
3. Dance of Dragons - George R.R. Martin
4. Barbarians of the Steppes - Audio lecture, The Great Courses
5. Vikings - Audio lecture, The Great Courses
6. Ancient Civilizations - Audio Lecture, The Great Courses
7. A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton Gordon Malkiel
8. Four Pillars of Investing - Williams J. Bernstein (reading now)
9. The Generals  - Thomas Ricks (next)
10. The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley (next)
11. Your Money or your Life - Vicki Robin (next)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #319 on: April 17, 2016, 04:06:01 PM »
31.This Book is Overdue! (Marilyn Johnson)

32. Rooms (Lauren Oliver)

33. So Pretty it Hurts (Bailey Weggins Mystery #6)
34. The Haunting of Hill House ( Shirley Jackson )
35. Nature Girl (Carl hiaasen)
36.Sisters (Danielle Steele)- Book No. 1 "book club" with mom. She has a lot on her plate so wants lighter material- I suggested this one because she enjoys the author, and I had never read her.
37. The Sixes (Kate White).

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« Reply #320 on: April 18, 2016, 07:47:05 AM »
Cookie 78- what does the - bolding - signify?

Bolding is just the new books I've added to the list for the current post.

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« Reply #321 on: April 18, 2016, 10:57:56 AM »
Cookie 78- what does the - bolding - signify?

Bolding is just the new books I've added to the list for the current post.
Got it

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #322 on: April 18, 2016, 11:02:38 AM »
1. Looking For Alaska by John Green
2. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
5. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
6. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
7. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
8. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
9. Room by Emma Donoghue
10. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (for probably the 5th time)
11. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (FINALLY finished this)
12. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (ugh, talk about the movie being better than the book)
13. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #323 on: April 18, 2016, 11:15:38 AM »


Books read in 2016:
1.  11/22/63 by Stephen King
2.  The Martian by Andy Weir
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. The New Good Life: Living Better in an Age of Less by John Robbins
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
7. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
8. Wool (omnibus edition) by Hugh Howey
9. Shift by Hugh Howey
10. Dust by Hugh Howey

11.  Mythmaker:  The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, by Anne Neimark
12.  Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, by Lisa Damour
13. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
14. Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

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« Reply #324 on: April 19, 2016, 11:02:41 PM »
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1. The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey
2. The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford (chapter on price-targeting was particularly useful)
3. Books in My Baggage by Lawrence Clark Powell
4. Reading for the Love of It: Best Books for Young Readers by Michele Landsberg
5. Teach Your Own by John Holt & Pat Farenga
6. Your Money or Your Life by Robin & Dominguez
7. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
8. The Country Child by Allison Uttley
9. Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish by Sue Bender
10. Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars by Sam Schwartz

11. Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv
12. The Nourishing Homestead by Ben Hewitt
13. Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World by Ben Hewitt
14. Saved: How I quit worrying about money and became the richest guy in the world by Ben Hewitt
15. Divorce Your Car! by Katie Alvord



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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #325 on: April 20, 2016, 09:03:13 AM »


 PopSugar 2016 book challenge list for the rest of the year (bolded text shows newly completed book):

1. A book based on a fairy tale - The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood 3/2/16
2. A National Book Award winner - Finally starting the Ta-Nehesi Coates! I've had it on hold for months.
3. A YA bestseller - Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 3/13/16
4. A book you haven't read since high school -  Knight in Shining Armour - Jude Deveraux 3/16/2016 - this was a hoot to reread!
5. A book set in your home state A Girl Named Zippy - Haven Kimmel 4/20/16 Growing up in a small town in Indiana was pretty boring, reading this book about growing up in a small town in Indiana was also sort of boring. Ahh well.
6. A book translated to English  The Master and Margarita - Bulgakov 4/1/16
7. A romance set in the future - Devoted in Death- JD Robb 4/8/16 I've been reading the In Death series for the like the last 20 years so very happy the latest paperback fit into a category on this list.
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book under 150 pages - The Buddha in the Attic - Julie Otsuka 4/10/16 This was a beautiful book and a quick read and I highly recommend it. The story of Japanese "picture brides" who emigrated in the early 1900's - the book follows them to the WWII internment camps and was actually very timely.
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that's more than 600 pages :Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Unset 2/24/16
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member: Home by Marylin Robinson  2/20/16
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during Summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island: A Year of Ravens by Various Authors (takes place in Roman Britain) 1/5/16
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


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« Reply #326 on: April 20, 2016, 04:39:37 PM »
31.This Book is Overdue! (Marilyn Johnson)

32. Rooms (Lauren Oliver)

33. So Pretty it Hurts (Bailey Weggins Mystery #6)
34. The Haunting of Hill House ( Shirley Jackson )
35. Nature Girl (Carl hiaasen)
36.Sisters (Danielle Steele)- Book No. 1 "book club" with mom. She has a lot on her plate so wants lighter material- I suggested this one because she enjoys the author, and I had never read her.
37. The Sixes (Kate White).
38. The Hotel Riviera
39. Eyes On You (Kate White)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #327 on: April 22, 2016, 07:06:45 AM »
1. Looking For Alaska by John Green
2. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
5. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
6. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
7. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
8. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
9. Room by Emma Donoghue
10. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (for probably the 5th time)
11. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (FINALLY finished this)
12. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (ugh, talk about the movie being better than the book)
13. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
14. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

Currently reading All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #328 on: April 22, 2016, 08:57:10 AM »
I'm finishing up Just Kids by punk icon Patti Smith, which I have to say has been one of the best books I've read this year, possibly my favourite. I'm absolutely devouring it.  It documents her life & relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe in NYC in the late 1960s-70s & the art / music culture there at the time (think Chelsea Hotel, Warhol's Factory, etc...).

I'm looking for recommendations of other similar books - especially memoirs by women who went against the mainstream or did things that were unconventional at the time? Thoughts? I have read The Glass Castle / Half Broke Horses / My Life in France / Persepolis,  etc...  those are in a similar vein & I loved them all.... Suggestions welcomed!

Allsummerlong - I loved "The Sisters: The Sage of the Mitford Family" by Mary Lovell. It is about, not one, but six (really more like 5) trailblazing women all from the same family.

The goodreads summary for you: This is the story of a close, loving family splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo became the Duchess of Devonshire; Nancy was one of the best-selling novelists of her day; the ethereally beautiful Diana was the most hated woman in England; and Unity Valkyrie, born in Swastika, Alaska, would become obsessed with Adolf Hitler.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #329 on: April 22, 2016, 02:30:58 PM »
57. My Kitchen Year by Ruth Riechl (4/5) ****
58. Hunting Mr. Heartbreak by Jonathan Raban (4/9) ****
59. Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr (4/9) ***
60. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (4/10) ****
61. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day (4/11) ****
62. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling (4/13) ***
63. The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson (4/16) ***
64. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (4/17) *
65. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith (4/18) ****
66. Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris by A.J. Liebling (4/21) ***

And for validation of our reading habits: https://medium.com/life-learning/the-reading-habits-of-ultra-successful-people-d565b26f15f5#.5fd8qmeww

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #330 on: April 22, 2016, 03:18:56 PM »
57. My Kitchen Year by Ruth Riechl (4/5) ****
58. Hunting Mr. Heartbreak by Jonathan Raban (4/9) ****
59. Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr (4/9) ***
60. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (4/10) ****
61. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day (4/11) ****
62. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling (4/13) ***
63. The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson (4/16) ***
64. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (4/17) *
65. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith (4/18) ****
66. Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris by A.J. Liebling (4/21) ***

And for validation of our reading habits: https://medium.com/life-learning/the-reading-habits-of-ultra-successful-people-d565b26f15f5#.5fd8qmeww
Interesting article, thx.
I read widely for entertainment tho haha. I read some nonfiction but not much.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #331 on: April 22, 2016, 05:50:47 PM »
Great progress for many of you, inspiring!

1. The Human Age - Diane Ackerman
2. Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
3. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
4. The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly
5. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde (reread)
6. Lost in a Good Book - Jasper Fforde (reread)
7. The Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde (reread)
8. The Angels Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafon


Bolded are updates for me, going a bit slow at the moment.

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« Reply #332 on: April 24, 2016, 10:57:44 PM »
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1. The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey
2. The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford (chapter on price-targeting was particularly useful)
3. Books in My Baggage by Lawrence Clark Powell
4. Reading for the Love of It: Best Books for Young Readers by Michele Landsberg
5. Teach Your Own by John Holt & Pat Farenga
6. Your Money or Your Life by Robin & Dominguez
7. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
8. The Country Child by Allison Uttley
9. Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish by Sue Bender
10. Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars by Sam Schwartz
11. Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv
12. The Nourishing Homestead by Ben Hewitt
13. Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World by Ben Hewitt
14. Saved: How I quit worrying about money and became the richest guy in the world by Ben Hewitt
15. Divorce Your Car! by Katie Alvord

16. The Resilient Farm and Homestead by Ben Falk
17. Top-Bar Beekeeping by Les Crowder
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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #333 on: April 25, 2016, 08:03:01 AM »


Books read in 2016:
1.  11/22/63 by Stephen King
2.  The Martian by Andy Weir
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. The New Good Life: Living Better in an Age of Less by John Robbins
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
7. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
8. Wool (omnibus edition) by Hugh Howey
9. Shift by Hugh Howey
10. Dust by Hugh Howey
11.  Mythmaker:  The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, by Anne Neimark
12.  Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, by Lisa Damour
13. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
14. Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

15. Sand (omnibus edition) by Hugh Howey

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #334 on: April 25, 2016, 02:52:29 PM »
1.  Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
2.  Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
3.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey
4.  Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey
5. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
6. Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman
7. Moneyball - Michael Lewis
8. Zodiac - Neal Stephenson
9. The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
10. The Three-Body Problem -  Liu Cixin
11. A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
12. Arkwright - Allen Steele
13. The Dark Forest -  Liu Cixin

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« Reply #335 on: April 25, 2016, 03:07:12 PM »
40. Hush (Kate white)
41. Stormy Weather (Carl hiaasen)

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« Reply #336 on: April 27, 2016, 06:25:14 AM »
Completed:
1. The Wealthy Barber Returns: Significantly Older and Marginally Wiser, Dave Chilton Offers His Unique Perspectives on the World of Money - Dave Chilton
2. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival - John Vaillant
3. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
4. Oh, The Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
5. His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
6. Throne of Jade - Naomi Novik
7. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
8. The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph - Ryan Holiday
9. Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It - Gabriel Wyner
10. The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
11. Rising Strong: The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution - Brené Brown
12. Black Powder War - Naomi Novik
13. Wealthing Like Rabbits: An Original Introduction to Personal Finance - Robert R. Brown
14. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
15. The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language - John H. McWhorter
16. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
17. The Martian - Andy Weir
18. 101 Tax Secrets for Canadians: Smart Strategies That Can Save You Thousands! - Timothy J. Cestnick
19. You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost): A Memoir - Felicia Day
20. White Dog Fell from the Sky - Eleanor Morse
21. The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss
22. Level up your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of your Own Story - Steve Kamb
23. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
24. The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It - Kelly McGonigal
25. The Girl on The Train - Paula Hawkins
26. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things - Jenny Lawson
27. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
28. The Art of Non-Conformity: Set your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World - Chris Guillebeau
29. An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir
30. Death on the Barrens: A True Story of Courage and Tragedy in the Canadian Arctic - George James Grinnell
31. Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot - Sarah Marquis
32. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
33. 1984 - George Orwell
34. Fluent in 3 Months: The Radical New Way That Anyone, at Any Age, Can Learn to Speak Any Language From Anywhere in the World - Benny Lewis
35. Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey
40. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for A Fantastic Future - Ashlee Vance
41. An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude - Ann Vanderhoof
42. Discovering Eden: A Lifetime of Paddling Arctic Rivers - Alex M. Hall


Currently reading:
43. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
44. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
45. Expedition Canoeing: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America - Cliff Jacobson
46. The Magic of Thinking Big: Acquire the Secrets of Success ... Achieve Everything You've Always Wanted - David J. Schwartz
47. Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World - Adam Grant
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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #337 on: April 29, 2016, 09:39:12 AM »
1. Casino Royale by Ian Flemming
2. Gray Mountain by John Grisham
3: Dr. No by Ian Flemming
4: On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Flemming
5. Jesus the One and Only by Beth Moore
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

7. The catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

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« Reply #338 on: April 30, 2016, 05:57:56 PM »
40. Hush (Kate white)
41. Stormy Weather (Carl hiaasen)
42. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)

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« Reply #339 on: May 01, 2016, 06:18:54 PM »
1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (finished 1/1/2016)
2. Golden Son by Pierce Brown (1/4)
3. The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer (1/8)
4. Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer (1/9)
5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (1/11)
6. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (1/12)
7. Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold (1/15)
8. Nexus by Ramez Naam (1/23)
9. Level up your Life by Steven Kamb (1/24)
10. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (1/31)
11. Crux by Ramez Naam (2/11)
12. Abundance: The Future is better than you think by Peter Diamandis (2/12)
13. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2/21)
14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2/28)
15. The Blue Zones Solution (3/1)
16. Apex by Ramez Naam (3/12)
17. Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban (3/21)
18. Morning Star by Pierce Brown (3/26)
19. The Bird Box by Josh Malerman (4/4)
20. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (4/11)
21. Earth Abides by George Stewart (4/26)
22. The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey (5/1)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #340 on: May 05, 2016, 10:11:44 AM »
1. Looking For Alaska by John Green
2. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
5. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
6. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
7. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
8. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
9. Room by Emma Donoghue
10. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (for probably the 5th time)
11. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (FINALLY finished this)
12. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (ugh, talk about the movie being better than the book)
13. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
14. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
15. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Currently reading All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris.

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« Reply #341 on: May 05, 2016, 12:51:36 PM »
40. Hush (Kate white)
41. Stormy Weather (Carl hiaasen)
42. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)
43. The Mad Woman Upstairs (Katherine Lowell).

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #342 on: May 05, 2016, 02:35:48 PM »
  • F - Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (1 Jan)
  • NF - Trust Me, I’m Lying by Holiday (6 Jan)
  • NF - Mindset by Dweck (8 Jan)
  • NF - Brainwashing And Other Forms Of Mind Control by Hyde (9 Jan)
  • NF - Beyond Fear by Schneier (12 Jan)
  • F - How I Became Stupid by Page (13 Jan)
  • NF - Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E Lee by Korda (23 Jan)
  • F - Hyperion by Simmons (1 Feb)
  • NF - When Corporations Rule The World by Korten (9 Feb)
  • F - Forever War by Haldeman (10 Feb)
  • F - Forever Peace by Haldeman (15 Feb)
  • F - Forever Free by Haldeman (18 Feb)
  • NF - The Spartan Army by Lazenby (19 Feb)
  • NF - Desert Warfare by Perrett (22 Feb)
  • NF - The Resilient Farm And Homestead by Falk (26 Feb)
  • NF - Elon Musk by Vance (28 Feb)
  • F - Pattern Recognition by Gibson (2 Mar)
  • NF - An Economist Goes To Lunch by Cowen (4 Mar)
  • NF - The Tyranny of Dead Ideas by Miller (6 Mar)
  • NF - The 10,000 Year Explosion by Cochran (7 Mar)
  • NF - Green Wizardry by John Michael Greer (8 Mar)
  • NF - Abundance by Diamondis and Kotler (11 Mar)
  • NF - The Big Sort by Bishop & Cushing (14 Mar)
  • NF - The Joy Of Not Working by Zelinski (15 Mar)
  • NF - A Lazy Person’s Guide To Success Zelinski (16 Mar)
  • NF - How To Be Idle by Hodgkinson (19 Mar)
  • NF - Flash Boys by Lewis (21 Mar)
  • NF - The Big Short by Lewis (24 Mar)
  • F - Earth Abides by Stewart, George (29 Mar)
  • NF - Wired For War by Singer (3 April)
  • NF - Among The Bohemians by Nicholson (8 April)
  • NF - Present Shock by Rushkoff (10 April)
  • NF - The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen (13 April)
  • NF - Worms Eat My Garbage by Appelhof (15 April)
  • NF - The Self Sufficient Home by Nyerges (17 April)
  • F - Darwin’s Radio by Bear (19 April)
  • NF - Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World by Michael Lewis (20 April)
  • NF - Better Off by Brende (22 April)
  • F - Darwin’s Children by Bear (25 April)
  • NF - The Great Stagnation by Cowen (25 April)
  • NF - Average Is Over by Cowen (26 April)
  • F - God’s Debris by Scott Adams (27 April)
  • F - The Religion War by Scott Adams (27 April)
  • NF - The Zero Marginal Cost Society by Jeremy Rifkin (1 May)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #343 on: May 08, 2016, 08:53:28 AM »
1. Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
2. Cress - Marissa Meyer
3. Winter - Marissa Meyer
4. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers
5. Balanced on the Blade's Edge - Lindsay Buroker
6. Deathmaker - Lindsay Buroker
7. Blood Charged - Lindsay Buroker
8. Patterns in the Dark - Lindsay Buroker
9. The Blade's Memory - Lindsay Buroker
10. Armada - Ernest Cline
11. Storm Glass - Maria Snyder
12. Sea Glass - Maria Snyder
13. Rivers of London- Ben Aaranovitch
14. Moon Over Soho- Ben Aaranovitch
15. Whispers Under Ground- Ben Aaranovitch
16. Broken Home- Ben Aaranovitch
17. Foxglove Summer - Ben Aaranovitch
18. City of Stairs - Robert Jackson Bennett
19. Spy Glass - Maria Snyder
20. The Oncoming Storm - Christopher Nuttall
21. Falcone Strike - Christopher Nuttall
22. Truthwitch - Susan Dennard
23. Starshine - G S Jennsen
24. Vertigo - G S Jennsen
25. Transcendence - G S Jennsen

Got side-tracked by doing some re-reading of Bujold's Vorkosigan series. So the new books read list is quite short.

26. Kris Longknife: Unrelenting - Mike Shepherd
I've liked the rest of the Kris Longknife books but this was awful. The space battle scenes were very flat and the rest of it was a pregnancy symptom diary.
27. The Queen's Poisoner - Jeff Wheeler
Nice YA fantasy. Will read the next one out soon.
28. Shadow Study - Maria V. Snyder
7th in this series. Nice story

Eljay

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #344 on: May 08, 2016, 09:46:27 PM »

Books read in 2016:
1.  11/22/63 by Stephen King
2.  The Martian by Andy Weir
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. The New Good Life: Living Better in an Age of Less by John Robbins
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
7. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
8. Wool (omnibus edition) by Hugh Howey
9. Shift by Hugh Howey
10. Dust by Hugh Howey
11.  Mythmaker:  The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, by Anne Neimark
12.  Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, by Lisa Damour
13. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
14. Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski
15. Sand (omnibus edition) by Hugh Howey
16. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #345 on: May 09, 2016, 10:47:28 AM »
I'll join this challenge.  I'm a little late to the game, but I love to read so I'm already halfway there. (I did include the books I'm reading aloud to my kids, but I'd reach 50 even without them I think.

Jan -1. Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End  by Jennifer Worth
2. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
3.  I am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields
Feb - 4. The Umbrella Man and Other Stories bu Roald Dahl
5.  Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
6.  A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby & the Great Betrayal  by Ben Macintyre
7.  Resistance by Barry Lopez
Mar - 8.  The Plague by Albert Camus
9.  The BFG by Roald Dahl
10. Above by Isla Morley
11. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
12.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
13.  Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation by Matthew Kelly
14.  See Me by Nicholas Sparks
15.  Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Apr - 16.  Billy Straight by Jonathan Kellerman
17.  Momnipotent: The Not-So Perfect Woman's Guide to Catholic Motherhood by Danielle Bean
18.  Still Life by Louise Penny
19.  In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
20.  The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
21.  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
22.  Blink:  The Power of Thinking Without Thinking  by Malcolm Gladwell
23.  The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
May - 24.  Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath
25.  What Alice Forgot By Liane Moriarty
26.  Demon Dentist by David Walliams

Plus several in progress... 

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #346 on: May 09, 2016, 12:34:33 PM »
1. Looking For Alaska by John Green
2. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
5. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
6. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
7. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
8. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
9. Room by Emma Donoghue
10. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (for probably the 5th time)
11. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (FINALLY finished this)
12. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (ugh, talk about the movie being better than the book)
13. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
14. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
15. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
16. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

Currently Reading Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #347 on: May 09, 2016, 03:32:44 PM »
1."Economics on the tram"
2. Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
3. The Twelve Clues of Christmas - Rhys Bowen (audiobook)
4. The Amulet vol 1-4 (graphic novels)
5-11. Septimus Heap vol 1-7 by Angie Sage (audiobooks - been enjoying these on my comute. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
12-14. Secret Breakers vol 1-3 by H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
15. The Luck Uglies #1 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
16. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
17. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
18. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
19. The Luck Uglies #2 by Paul Durham
20. TodHunter Moon #1 by Angie Sage
21. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
22. "All you want to know about Economics but never dared ask" (current)
23. TodHunter Moon #2 by Angie Sage (current)
24. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (current, audiobook)

Also been enjoying a trip down memory lane - read the 17 first Nancy Drew books. Great fun.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #348 on: May 09, 2016, 07:10:28 PM »
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1. The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey
2. The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford (chapter on price-targeting was particularly useful)
3. Books in My Baggage by Lawrence Clark Powell
4. Reading for the Love of It: Best Books for Young Readers by Michele Landsberg
5. Teach Your Own by John Holt & Pat Farenga
6. Your Money or Your Life by Robin & Dominguez
7. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
8. The Country Child by Allison Uttley
9. Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish by Sue Bender
10. Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars by Sam Schwartz
11. Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv
12. The Nourishing Homestead by Ben Hewitt
13. Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World by Ben Hewitt
14. Saved: How I quit worrying about money and became the richest guy in the world by Ben Hewitt
15. Divorce Your Car! by Katie Alvord
16. The Resilient Farm and Homestead by Ben Falk
17. Top-Bar Beekeeping by Les Crowder

18. The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse by Fernando "Ferfal" Aguirre
19. The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy

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« Reply #349 on: May 09, 2016, 07:20:53 PM »
Completed:
1. The Wealthy Barber Returns: Significantly Older and Marginally Wiser, Dave Chilton Offers His Unique Perspectives on the World of Money - Dave Chilton
2. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival - John Vaillant
3. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
4. Oh, The Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
5. His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
6. Throne of Jade - Naomi Novik
7. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
8. The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph - Ryan Holiday
9. Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It - Gabriel Wyner
10. The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
11. Rising Strong: The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution - Brené Brown
12. Black Powder War - Naomi Novik
13. Wealthing Like Rabbits: An Original Introduction to Personal Finance - Robert R. Brown
14. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
15. The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language - John H. McWhorter
16. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
17. The Martian - Andy Weir
18. 101 Tax Secrets for Canadians: Smart Strategies That Can Save You Thousands! - Timothy J. Cestnick
19. You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost): A Memoir - Felicia Day
20. White Dog Fell from the Sky - Eleanor Morse
21. The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss
22. Level up your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of your Own Story - Steve Kamb
23. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
24. The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It - Kelly McGonigal
25. The Girl on The Train - Paula Hawkins
26. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things - Jenny Lawson
27. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
28. The Art of Non-Conformity: Set your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World - Chris Guillebeau
29. An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir
30. Death on the Barrens: A True Story of Courage and Tragedy in the Canadian Arctic - George James Grinnell
31. Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot - Sarah Marquis
32. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
33. 1984 - George Orwell
34. Fluent in 3 Months: The Radical New Way That Anyone, at Any Age, Can Learn to Speak Any Language From Anywhere in the World - Benny Lewis
35. Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey
40. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for A Fantastic Future - Ashlee Vance
41. An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude - Ann Vanderhoof
42. Discovering Eden: A Lifetime of Paddling Arctic Rivers - Alex M. Hall
43. Cyberstorm - Matthew Mather
44. The Magic of Thinking Big: Acquire the Secrets of Success ... Achieve Everything You've Always Wanted - David J. Schwartz
45. The Alchemist: a Fable About Following your Dream - Paulo Coelho
46. Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World - Adam Grant
47. Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text - Neil Gaiman


Currently reading:
48. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
49. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
50. Expedition Canoeing: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America - Cliff Jacobson
51. Down the Wild River North - Constance Helmericks
52. The Joy of Not Working: A book for the retired, unemployed, and overworked - Ernie J. Zelinski
53. The Map Thief - Michael Blanding
54. The Lost Art of Finding Our Way - John Edward Huth
55. Cibola Burn - James S.A.Corey