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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #350 on: May 10, 2016, 08:52:47 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!
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd - Female abolitionists when women were not supposed to have opinions
Euphoria by Lily King  - Inspired by the story of Margaret Mead, an anthropologist and has a love triangle...
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain - Loosely based on Beryl Markham who was a female horseracer, pilot and general social tradition "bucker" in colonial Africa

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #351 on: May 10, 2016, 05:50:59 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)
23.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (5/10)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #352 on: May 11, 2016, 08:36:34 AM »
I'm well behind the pace, but I would like to be reading more--it's one of the things I really missed in school. This will hopefully keep me more honest:

Completed
1. The Rule of Lawyers by Walter Olsen (extremely interesting history of the expansion of personal injury/class action lawsuits)
2. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
3. Flashboys by Michael Lewis
4. Liars Poker by Michael Lewis
5. The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
6. Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar (fascinating and extremely well-written history of the RJR Nabisco leveraged buy-out)
7. I'm certain I'm forgetting some, will need to consult my bookshelf

Currently reading:
8. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
9. El amor en los tiempos de colera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
10. The Theory of Poker by Gary Stanslasky

On deck:
11. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
12. The Economic and Political Manuscripts of 1844 by Karl Marx
13. The Corrections by Johnathon Franzen
14. Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Wishlist:
15. Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
16. Between the World and Me by Tah-Nesi Coates
17. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
18. Debt: The First 5000 Years by David Graeber
19. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
20. The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett (the last Discworld novel I need to complete my collection)

I am not counting the 2-3 Terry Pratchett novels that I know I reread when I was home for the holidays as is my habit, mainly because I don't remember which ones they were.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #353 on: May 11, 2016, 08:52:53 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
16. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
17. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

Currently reading The Awakening by Kate Chopin

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« Reply #354 on: May 11, 2016, 10:26:47 AM »
Didn't realize this was on there, I'll post my list later on today.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #355 on: May 11, 2016, 05:13:22 PM »


 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 - Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates. - so good. I am thankful that I read this book; I could say so much more but then I would be droning on and just . . EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS!! Not only is it important because of the subject, but his writing is also beautiful.
3. A YA bestseller - Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 3/13/16 Pretties by Scott Westerfeld and also Specials by Scott Westerfeld. Trilogies kill me but I can't stop at just the first book
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 - The Vatican Princess by C.W. Gortner - it was fine. For some reason I can read endless HistFics about the Tudors and Plantagenets but for some reason I feel like books about the Borgias are all the same
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 - Prince Lestate by Anne Rice - this book was actually awful. I've read most of the vampire chronicles and enjoyed the first several but should have remembered how blah the more recent ones were.
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

My next category is a book being made into a movie this year - I'm on the waiting list for Me before You, Girl on the Train and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Hoping I get one of them soon - I'll probably get all three in the same week!

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #356 on: May 11, 2016, 05:29:54 PM »
I personally thought girl on the train was just "meh" 

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #357 on: May 12, 2016, 01:20:23 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
17. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #358 on: May 12, 2016, 01:38:21 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)
  • NF - A Farewell To Alms by Clark (7 May)
  • NF - Fab by Gershenfeld (8 May)
  • NF - The Pentagon And The Art Of War by Luttwak (9 May)
  • NF - The Freedom Manifesto by Hodgkinson (12 May)
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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #359 on: May 13, 2016, 04:25:18 PM »
I'm late to the challenge, but I'm in again!  I had fun with this challenge last year, and I'm sure I read more than I otherwise would have.

Here's where I am so far:

1. The Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare
2. My Struggle, Book 3 - Karl Ove Knausgaard
3. The Wordy Shipmates - Sarah Vowell
4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
6. Between You and Me - Mary Norris
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Rowling
8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Rowling
9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Rowling
10. The Liar's Club - Mary Karr


Update:

11.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – JK Rowling
12.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – JK Rowling
13.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling
14.  Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
15.  The Unnamed – Joshua Ferris
16.  The Road to Little Dribbling – Bill Bryson
17.  Then We Came to the End – Joshua Ferris
18.  Just Kids – Patti Smith
19.  Agorafabulous! – Sara Benincasa
20.  My Struggle, Book 4 – Karl Ove Knausgaard (in progress)


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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #360 on: May 14, 2016, 01:51:48 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)
23.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (5/10)
24.  One Second After by William Forstchen (5/14)
25.  Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (5/14)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #361 on: May 14, 2016, 06:19:30 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)
  • NF - A Farewell To Alms by Clark (7 May)
  • NF - Fab by Gershenfeld (8 May)
  • NF - The Pentagon And The Art Of War by Luttwak (9 May)
  • NF - The Freedom Manifesto by Hodgkinson (12 May)
  • NF - Small Is Beautiful by EF Shumacher (13 May)
  • NF - The Self-Sufficient House by Coffee (14 May)

Top Fiction
Elantris
How I Became Stupid
Darwin's Radio

Top Nonfiction
Trust Me I'm Lying
When Corporations Rule The World
Elon Musk
The 10,000 Year Explosion
Flash Boys
Average Is Over
A Farewell To Alms

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #362 on: May 14, 2016, 06:46:02 PM »
I'm totally in for this. I don't record the books that I've read, and probably won't start, but I should hit about 100 by the end of the year.

I drive a large delivery truck in my current employment and thus listen to audiobooks for about 4-5hrs a day. I burn through about 2.5 books/week consistently.

One downside to this is that the spoken word is several times slower than the read word, thus it takes longer to complete these books then if I were read them. Of course, I can drive a 16,000lb truck simultaneously. Totally worth it.

Another downside, many of the books I'd prefer to listen too are not available as audio books yet. Also, much Non-Fiction is yet to make it to Audio books. Oh well!

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #363 on: May 14, 2016, 07:19:13 PM »
Dude, I already won.

You don't have to finish any books anymore. I've freed you.

You're welcome.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #364 on: May 15, 2016, 01:33:39 PM »
I always read one book & listen to a different audiobook in the car. I've found that there is some material I enjoy listening to, but would never make it thru in a physical book. Listening to audiobooks has definitely expanded my horizons. I suppose this is in part due to the limited options for audio in my library system, so I mostly only hav choice from books I'd never read. Cool.

Hav currently resisted (always difficult at first) checking books out from the library, because I hav once again accumulated a stack of books on my shelf (yes, I read thru or flat out donated w/o bothering to read the entirety of my shelves last year and only kept approx 20?) . Many many of my "favs" were no longer favs or even tolerable & I only kept a small amount of my lit. Anyway, I hav aquired 16 "new" (not remotely new & of course free) books. Apparently  they're not too appealing, because I've barely been reading lately. We'll see how many I actually read.....

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #365 on: May 17, 2016, 08:50:22 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

8. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #366 on: May 17, 2016, 09:58:49 AM »
I always read one book & listen to a different audiobook in the car. I've found that there is some material I enjoy listening to, but would never make it thru in a physical book. Listening to audiobooks has definitely expanded my horizons. I suppose this is in part due to the limited options for audio in my library system, so I mostly only hav choice from books I'd never read. Cool.

Hav currently resisted (always difficult at first) checking books out from the library, because I hav once again accumulated a stack of books on my shelf (yes, I read thru or flat out donated w/o bothering to read the entirety of my shelves last year and only kept approx 20?) . Many many of my "favs" were no longer favs or even tolerable & I only kept a small amount of my lit. Anyway, I hav aquired 16 "new" (not remotely new & of course free) books. Apparently  they're not too appealing, because I've barely been reading lately. We'll see how many I actually read.....
Which books do you find easier to listen to rather than read? I have a few nonfictions that I've been struggling through and am wondering if audio format would make things easier.

In any case, this thread is a reminder that I'm embarrassingly behind on my challenge. The massive read lists in this thread are some good motivation!

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #367 on: May 17, 2016, 08:13:15 PM »
40. Hush (Kate white)
41. Stormy Weather (Carl hiaasen)
42. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)
43. The Mad Woman Upstairs (Katherine Lowell).
44. Intuitive Eating
45. Three Sisters

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #368 on: May 18, 2016, 10:25:18 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

20. Down to Earth: A Guide to Simple Living by Rhonda Hetzel - excellent. Australian books are sometimes more appropriate for California topics than are "American" books.
21. No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Education by Abigail and Stephen Thernstrom
22. Beyond the Classroom: Why School Reform Has Failed and What Parents Need to Do by Laurence Steinberg
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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #369 on: May 19, 2016, 12:29:38 AM »
I'll jump in. It looks like I need to catch up!

1. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
2. Foodist by Darya Rose
3. Onyx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
4. The Mountain Shadow by Gregory Roberts
5. Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert
6. Rising Strong by Brene Brown
7. The Woman in the Fifth by Douglas Kennedy
8. A Short History of Time by Stephen Hawkings

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #370 on: May 20, 2016, 08:22:04 AM »
1. Memory Theater by Simon Critchley
2. A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
3. So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
4. Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut
5. Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
6. Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
7. Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus
8. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
9. The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts
10. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
11. Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
12. Total Recall by Philip K Dick
13. Dune by Herbert Frank
14. The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems by Aldous Huxley
15. Dune Messiah by Herbert Frank


Currently reading - Children of Dune / The Devils of Loudun


I've fallen a little behind schedule, but come the end of June I will have much more time to spend reading.
Having this goal has helped me set aside time just for reading. In the past I've used my downtime for TV/internet/reading (usually in that order), but I've definitely cut out a good amount of screen time by having a goal to reach towards. Thanks for giving me motivation to make a positive change :-)

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« Reply #371 on: May 21, 2016, 01:34:01 PM »
40. Hush (Kate white)
41. Stormy Weather (Carl hiaasen)
42. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)
43. The Mad Woman Upstairs (Katherine Lowell).
44. Intuitive Eating
45. Three Sisters
46. A great and terrible beauty

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #372 on: May 25, 2016, 12:07:37 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
14. Diary of a Madman and other stories - Nikolai Gogol

I need to catch up! I've been really busy and haven't had much time to read recently, plus I haven't been completely sucked into any of the books I currently have so I've been a little less inclined to spend all day reading. At this rate I'm not gonna make 50 by the end of the year so I need to step it up!

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« Reply #373 on: May 26, 2016, 07:06:06 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)
23.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (5/10)
24.  One Second After by William Forstchen (5/14)
25.  Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (5/14)
26. Lock in by John Scalzi (5/26)
27. The Story of B by Daniel Quinn (5/26)

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« Reply #374 on: May 27, 2016, 10:25:06 PM »
40. Hush (Kate white)
41. Stormy Weather (Carl hiaasen)
42. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)
43. The Mad Woman Upstairs (Katherine Lowell).
44. Intuitive Eating
45. Three Sisters
46. A great and terrible beauty
47. GhostTalk

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #375 on: May 29, 2016, 11:13:50 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
16. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
17.  The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
18. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #376 on: May 29, 2016, 01:17:01 PM »
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
8. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by: Robert Louis Stevenson

9. The Paris Option by Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds

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« Reply #377 on: May 29, 2016, 01:52:27 PM »
40. Hush (Kate white)
41. Stormy Weather (Carl hiaasen)
42. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)
43. The Mad Woman Upstairs (Katherine Lowell).
44. Intuitive Eating
45. Three Sisters
46. A great and terrible beauty
47. GhostTalk
48. Uncommon Carriers

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #378 on: May 29, 2016, 08:56:15 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
17.  The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
18. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
19. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

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« Reply #379 on: May 30, 2016, 06:28:24 AM »
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)
15-16. The Luck Uglies #1 and 2 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
17. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
18. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
19. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
20-21. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
22. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
23-25. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
26. "All you want to know about Economics but never dared ask" (current)
27. The Luck Uglies #3 by Paul Durham (current, audiobook)
28. Uprooted by Naomi Novik (current)

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

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« Reply #380 on: May 31, 2016, 07:31:36 AM »
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
14. Diary of a Madman and other stories - Nikolai Gogol
15. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
16. Olympos - Dan Simmons

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« Reply #381 on: June 01, 2016, 10:00:47 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
27.  Paper Towns by John Green
28.  The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
+85% of Lonesome Dove which I hope to finish this week!

I'm going to just update at the end of the month, rather than after each book completed.   It will be easier to manage.

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« Reply #382 on: June 01, 2016, 07:45:57 PM »
How often do you get bored and quit a book? I find I do fairly often. Once I find an author I love (so so exciting every time this happens) I can't stop don't stop.

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« Reply #383 on: June 02, 2016, 06:50:44 AM »
How often do you get bored and quit a book? I find I do fairly often. Once I find an author I love (so so exciting every time this happens) I can't stop don't stop.
I hardly ever do. If I do abandon a book it's usually because the first chapter or few pages is unable to catch me. But I do read 2-6 books at the same time, and I will typically read 1/3 to 1/2 of the book, get caught in the "mid-book lull" and leave it for days or weeks (or months) until I read the rest in one go. So many books have 50-100 pages of what I read as pointless randomness in the middle. And a few of the many series caught by the triology-craze have a whole book of randomness. So series I abandon more often. Like I wish I quit The Hunger Games. Great first book. Should have left it there - the rest was random and unrewarding to me. Kept expecting a point that never came.

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« Reply #384 on: June 02, 2016, 12:50:23 PM »
How often do you get bored and quit a book? I find I do fairly often. Once I find an author I love (so so exciting every time this happens) I can't stop don't stop.
I hardly ever do. If I do abandon a book it's usually because the first chapter or few pages is unable to catch me. But I do read 2-6 books at the same time, and I will typically read 1/3 to 1/2 of the book, get caught in the "mid-book lull" and leave it for days or weeks (or months) until I read the rest in one go. So many books have 50-100 pages of what I read as pointless randomness in the middle. And a few of the many series caught by the triology-craze have a whole book of randomness. So series I abandon more often. Like I wish I quit The Hunger Games. Great first book. Should have left it there - the rest was random and unrewarding to me. Kept expecting a point that never came.

Some books grab me from page 1. Of course that's my preferred, but not too common. I usually give a boring by page 20, until page 50 to be sure.

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« Reply #385 on: June 02, 2016, 01:07:29 PM »
How often do you get bored and quit a book? I find I do fairly often. Once I find an author I love (so so exciting every time this happens) I can't stop don't stop.

About 10-20% of the time? I've definitely abandoned several books this year.

But the thing is, I think there's nothing wrong with that. I used to force myself to slog through books just for the sake of finishing them, but I've realized that's really dumb. The sooner I abandon a book that I've completely lost interest in, the sooner I can get to reading books that I am actually excited about.

Agree. Still have read thousands of books, so why bother.
The exception was an 86 page book recently. Yes 86 pages! And it wasn't a teen or children book. It became boring after page 5 or so, but I told myself to finish it because it was so brief. Wasn't worth the few minutes of my time.

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« Reply #386 on: June 02, 2016, 08:28:26 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
20. Down to Earth: A Guide to Simple Living by Rhonda Hetzel - excellent. Australian books are sometimes more appropriate for California topics than are "American" books.
21. No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Education by Abigail and Stephen Thernstrom
22. Beyond the Classroom: Why School Reform Has Failed and What Parents Need to Do by Laurence Steinberg

23. Helping Children Succeed by Paul Tough
24. Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality by Jeannie Oakes
25. Real Education by Charles Murray
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« Reply #387 on: June 03, 2016, 01:05:24 AM »
Perfect, I just finished my first book for 2016 too:

1.This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
2. (One of the Earthsea books. Haven't decided yet)

I finished Station Eleven a few months ago. Great dystopian fiction.

1   This One Summer
2   Earthsea Book 1: A Wizard of Earthsea
3   Earthsea Book 2: The Tombs of Atuan
4   Wild Child (short stories)
5   Earthsea Book 3: The Farthest Shore
6   Earthsea Book 4: Tehanu
7   Earthsea Book 5: Tales from Earthsea
8   Earthsea Book 6: The Other Wind
9   Choosing Simplicity: Real People Finding Peace and Fulfillment in a Complex World (10%)
10   The Master and Margarita (16%)
11   Debt: The First 5,000 Years (15%)
12   Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (10%)
13   The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
14   1Q84
15   The Graveyard Book
16   Your Money and Your Brain
17   Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No, To Take Control of Your Life
18   The Summer Queen (15%)
19   The Left Hand of Darkness
20   Ready Player One (10%)
21   The Stormlight Archive Book 1: The Way of Kings (10%)
22   The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time
23   Bossypants
24   On the Road
25   Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst (ongoing)

26   M is for Magic (short stories)
27   The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
28   Ghostwritten
29   The Waste Land and Other Poems
30   The Sense of an Ending
31   A Fire Upon the Deep (10%)
32   Robopocalypse
33   Smoke and Mirrors (short stories - ongoing)

34   The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (short stories)
35   Suicide: The Forever Decision
36   Mistborn Book 6: The Bands of Mourning
37   Level Up Your Life (ongoing)
38   Under the Dome (ongoing)

38   The Stormlight Archive Book 1: The Way of Kings (10%)
39   Kikomachine Vol. 11: Mga Kirot ng Kapalaran
40   Nine Stories (30%)
41   Rising: Strategies for the Broke, the At-Risk, and Those Who Love Them
42   Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
43   The Magic of Thinking Big
44   Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (50%)
45   Odd and the Frost Giants
46   The Bed of Procrustes
47   The Black Swan
48   The Sun Also Rises (16%)
49   Fooled by Randomness
50   Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai (20%)
51   What the Dog Saw
52   Howl's Moving Castle
53   Stupid is Foreovermore
54   Slade House
55   Zero K
56   Songs of Love and Death (short stories - ongoing)
57   Wind/Pinball (ongoing)

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« Reply #388 on: June 05, 2016, 02:03:05 PM »
1. Liza Marklund: Lifetime
2. Liza Marklund: Last will
3. Liza Marklund: Exposed
4. Liza Marklund: The long shadow
5. Liza Marklund: The bomber
6. Rhys Bowen: Away in a manger

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« Reply #389 on: June 05, 2016, 08:07:55 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
36. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for A Fantastic Future - Ashlee Vance
37. An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude - Ann Vanderhoof
38. Discovering Eden: A Lifetime of Paddling Arctic Rivers - Alex M. Hall
39. Cyberstorm - Matthew Mather
40. The Magic of Thinking Big: Acquire the Secrets of Success ... Achieve Everything You've Always Wanted - David J. Schwartz
41. The Alchemist: a Fable About Following your Dream - Paulo Coelho
42. Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World - Adam Grant
43. Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text - Neil Gaiman
44. The Map Thief - Michael Blanding
45. Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey
46. The Joy of Not Working: A book for the retired, unemployed, and overworked - Ernie J. Zelinski
47. Empire of Ivory - Naomi Novik
48. Nexus: Mankind gets an Upgrade - Ramez Naam
49. Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the New Heart of Africa - Will Ferguson



Currently reading:
50. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
51. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
52. Expedition Canoeing: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America - Cliff Jacobson
53. Down the Wild River North - Constance Helmericks
54. The Lost Art of Finding Our Way - John Edward Huth
55. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins


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« Reply #390 on: June 06, 2016, 10:31:12 AM »
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
14. Diary of a Madman and other stories - Nikolai Gogol
15. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
16. Olympos - Dan Simmons
17. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

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« Reply #391 on: June 07, 2016, 02:52:22 PM »
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
8. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by: Robert Louis Stevenson
9. The Paris Option by Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds

10. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

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« Reply #392 on: June 08, 2016, 11:10:35 AM »
"The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman.

It's one of the most original stories I have read in a long time.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #393 on: June 08, 2016, 06:39:15 PM »
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
8. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by: Robert Louis Stevenson
9. The Paris Option by Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds
10. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum


11. UnPhiltered The way I see it by Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #394 on: June 11, 2016, 03:25:30 PM »
i am really not able to get into any of the audiobooks ive made attempts at for a while now, so ive given up for now. im enjoying listening to music.
this has quite a bit to do with the fact that what is available in my library system is not my style, however certain audiobooks have got my attention and expanded my horizons which is positive. our system here is really not bad in terms of books- so much more than what is available for many of you, ive noted- and im sure the audiobook selection is more extensive for these same folks, but ours is pitiful, outdated, and no variation.
we have access to not just our county, but thru 'Link+' we can access books across all of california, including colleges! still, quite a few rare or older books(even only from the 1960's! or even from the 1990's!!!) are not available, obviously through lack of checkouts over time. this is a bummer. and some books are even not listed used on amazon, or maybe for some ridiculous price, due to their rarity.
anyway, rant over.
im now reading through my bookshelves again, as ive once again accumulated a couple dozen or more... last time i did really well, discarding many without even bothering to read- purged approx. 90% (excellent).
so, no library books for me for the time being. its amazing how many books seem appealing, then dont when it gets down to reading them down the road. in future, id better read these right away while they are still appealing!

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #395 on: June 12, 2016, 12:19:22 PM »
1.   Red Rising by Pierce Brown- Finished 01/06/16
2.   The Golden Son by Pierce Brown- Finished 01/10/16
3.   Ready Player One (reread)- Finished 1/13/16
4.   I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (reread)- Finished 1/26/16
5.   Rolling Stones by Robert Heinlein- Finished 1/26/16
6.   The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly- Finished 1/30/16
7.   Morning Star by Pierce Brown- Finished 02/14/16
8.   Special Circumstances by Sheldon Siegel- Finished 02/17/16
9.   Morning Star by Pierce Brown- Finished 02/22/16
10.   Incriminating Evidence by Sheldon Siegel- Finished 02/26/16
11.   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- Finished 03/01/16
12.   Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- Finished 03/02/16
13.   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- Finished 03/04/16
14.   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire- Finished 03/06/16
15.   Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix- Finished 03/12/16
16.   Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince- Finished 03/15/16
17.   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Finished 03/18/16
18.   Back Blast by Mark Grealey- Finished 03/27/16
19.   Black Echo by Connelly- Finished 04/08/16
20.   Whole30 by ____-Finished 04/13/16
21.   Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones- Finished 04/16/16
22.   Black Ice by Michael Connelly- Finished ?
23.   Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham- Finished 05/07/16
24.   For your listening pleasure by David Sedaris (not actually something, can't remember title)- 5/15/16
25.   The Silkworm by JK Rowlings-5/17/16
26.   The Partner by John Grisham- 5/19/16
27.   Career of Evil by JK Rowling- 5/29/16
28.   How to grow old by Cicero- 6/3/16
29.   How to be idle by Tom Hodgkinson- Finished 6/6/16
30.   Freedom Manifesto by Tom Hodgkinson- Finished 6/12/16

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #396 on: June 12, 2016, 10:05:00 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)
23.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (5/10)
24.  One Second After by William Forstchen (5/14)
25.  Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (5/14)
26. Lock in by John Scalzi (5/26)
27. The Story of B by Daniel Quinn (5/26)
28. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (6/7)
29. Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth (6/9)
30. Wired by Douglas Richards (6/12)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #397 on: June 14, 2016, 06:00:46 AM »
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)
15-16. The Luck Uglies #1 and 2 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
17. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
18. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
19. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fund. (great read)
20-21. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
22. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
23-25. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
26. Meet me in Atlantis by Mark Adams (very interesting)
27. "All you want to know about Economics but never dared ask" (current)
28. The Luck Uglies #3 by Paul Durham (current, audiobook)
29. Uprooted by Naomi Novik (current)
30. Indoor kitchen gardening by Elizabeth Millard (current, and completely out of season but very informative)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #398 on: June 14, 2016, 10:28:48 AM »
40. Hush (Kate white)
41. Stormy Weather (Carl hiaasen)
42. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)
43. The Mad Woman Upstairs (Katherine Lowell).
44. Intuitive Eating
45. Three Sisters
46. A great and terrible beauty
47. GhostTalk
48. Uncommon Carriers
49. Jessica's Secret Diary (Kate William)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #399 on: June 14, 2016, 10:44:12 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
16. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
17. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
18. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
19. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin

Currently reading- The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory