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Title: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on January 01, 2016, 08:31:50 AM
I decided to start up a new thread because I just finished a book this morning.

1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (finished 1/1/2016)
2. Golden Son by Pierce Brown (currently reading)
3. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (currently reading)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on January 01, 2016, 09:24:28 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: lbmustache on January 01, 2016, 12:36:17 PM
I'm in!

I just finished "Everything I Never Told You," but that was over xmas. I liked it a lot.

Books I'm currently going through:
Your Money or Your Life
The Revenant

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: alleykat on January 01, 2016, 01:49:55 PM
The 5th Wave
tHe Infinite Sea
      Both my Rick Yancey.  Finished these in 2015 but just had to post, such a feel good.  Loved these btw.

Currently reading Titan.  iTs 1000 pages -wish me luck.

I don't know if I am taking on too much but would love to read 50 books in 2016.  Trying to limit my tv watching so I am hoping I will replace it with reading.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on January 01, 2016, 03:30:10 PM
I'm in for this year. Currently reading A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. Good stuff so far!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Conjou on January 01, 2016, 07:14:12 PM
I am in, too. Reached 70 last year for a new personal record. First book, started today, is Alone On the Wall by Alex Honnold with David Roberts.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Travis on January 01, 2016, 07:25:15 PM
Last month I started rereading A Song of Ice and Fire which will take me a couple months so it's fresh in my head if Winds of Winter comes out later this year.  I also have a handful of (thankfully much smaller) books on my Amazon wishlist to get started on.  I don't think it'll be anywhere close to 50 books, but I'm looking forward to getting back on the horse.  I took several months off from reading anything after finishing grad school and a 10-month long Army professional school in early 2015.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on January 01, 2016, 11:34:39 PM
1. The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Thinkum on January 02, 2016, 01:08:25 AM
I'm game. I just started today, Game of Thrones. I am also going to be reading Don Quixote.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Friar on January 03, 2016, 02:10:32 AM
Are we allowed to count audiobooks in our tally? That would really boost my numbers as I listen to several when I'm walking out and about.

So far this year:

1. A Painted House - John Grisham
2. Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood (in progress)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on January 03, 2016, 11:22:30 AM
I don't know if I can do 50, but it doesn't hurt to try, especially since I have so many books on my library hold list and my at home pile. :)

Currently reading
1. The Wealthy Barber Returns - Dave Chilton
2. The Tiger - John Vaillant
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Davids on January 03, 2016, 07:52:00 PM
This is a good way for me to track. Hopefully I can keep remembering to update this post.

1) Cut To The Bone - Jefferson Bass (started 12/28/15, finished 1/1/16)
2) Power Play - Danielle Steele
3) Defending Jacob - William Landay
4) Calico Joe - John Grisham
5) The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
6) Robert B. Parker's Kickback - Ace Atkins
7) 15 Seconds - Andrew Gross
8) The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
9) Life Expectancy - Dean Koontz
10) Bad Monkey - Carl Hiaasen
11) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
12) The Big Short - Michael Lewis
13) Paper Towns - John Green
14) The Storied Life of AJ Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin
15) The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly
16) Shock Wave - John Sandford
17) Kicking The Sky - Anthony De Sa
18) Private - James Patterson (audiobook currently listening)
19) Memory Man - David Baldacci
20) The Auschwitz Escape - Joel Rosenberg (currently reading)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Travis on January 03, 2016, 10:22:17 PM
Are we allowed to count audiobooks in our tally?

I don't see why not! Audio books seem legit. I think everyone approaches this challenge differently and that's OK - I included some graphic novels and books for young adults in my list last year - and will again this year too as they are some of my favourite genres :)

In that case I'll start adding the Great Courses audio lectures I listen to during my commute.  My MIL sends me a set every few months and it takes me about a month to get through one.  Tuesday when I go back to work its "The Vikings."  Last month it was "Barbarians of the Steppes."
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 04, 2016, 01:02:49 AM
I'm in. Definitely read more than 50 in 2015 but I still need to update my tally and post in that thread; my additional goal for 2016 will be to read at least one more book in 2016 than I did in 2015.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on January 04, 2016, 04:19:27 AM
Reading is my primary source of entertainment, plus I read quickly, so I usually read well over 50 books a year anyway.  Subscribing to this thread for material ideas.

Read so far in 2016:

"Dark Days," D. Randall Blythe
"The Short Drop," Matthew Fitzsimmons
"Katherine," Anya Seton (a re-read of one of my favorite all-time novels)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: FLA on January 04, 2016, 05:07:55 AM
I hope to get to 50, that would've been a walk in the park but then I got this neuro thing that has affected memory, concentration and comprehension so I read slow and often have to back track. Reading was my "thing", I read two to three books a week, I just loved it and want it back so I am trying hard.

I'm going to count the book I finished in the NY and 1 new one:

1. Cutting Teeth

2.  Blackout: Remembering the things I drank to forget. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Vanguards and Lentils on January 04, 2016, 11:50:01 AM
Here goes. I may struggle to keep up when school gets busy, but this seems like a worthwhile goal.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Rosy on January 04, 2016, 02:11:07 PM
So far I've read three romance books since Jan 1, but I plan on getting some finance books from the library to further my education and read a few more sci fi books you guys suggested last year - that's the plan at least.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 04, 2016, 02:23:43 PM
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1
2. ?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Ready2Go on January 04, 2016, 05:31:09 PM
Starting with an audio book:

1. The Cairo Affair - Olen Steinhauer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on January 04, 2016, 06:46:05 PM
I'm in for this year. Currently reading A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. Good stuff so far!

That's one of my favorite books of all time, read it 12 years ago. I always mix up the title with the sequel "A Deepness in the Sky" which I also liked.
I'm really enjoying it! Looking forward to Deepness.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: La Bibliotecaria Feroz on January 04, 2016, 07:15:49 PM
I'm fond of genre fiction and I read fast, and I'm a librarian, so I'm going for 100.

But so far just at 1:

1. The Game by Laurie King (Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell series)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on January 04, 2016, 07:44:10 PM
I am in and looking forward to it as well.

1.  Golden Age by Jane Smiley
2.  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith  (currently)
3.  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (currently)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on January 04, 2016, 08:56:10 PM
Count me in.

My record for a year was 123 books in 2010. I need to get back into the habit of reading books instead of just wasting time on Reddit.

1. Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans, by AJ Baime (re-read last week).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 04, 2016, 10:19:36 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ulkbaer on January 05, 2016, 01:54:05 AM
I am in as well! Would be a record for me though...

1. Geld verdienen mit Wohnimmobilien: Erfolg als privater Immobilieninvestor by  Alexander Goldwein (http://www.amazon.de/Geld-verdienen-mit-Wohnimmobilien-Immobilieninvestor/dp/0993950647) (in German)
2. The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature: The Science of Success by Richard Koch (http://www.amazon.de/Principle-Other-Powerful-Laws-Nature/dp/1857886119)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on January 05, 2016, 06:04:10 AM
1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (finished 1/1/2016)
2. Golden Son by Pierce Brown (finished 1/4/2016)
3. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (currently reading)
4. The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer (currently reading)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cardinal12 on January 05, 2016, 07:47:56 AM
I've been putting off this challenge for two years now, but finally will have the time in 2016!

I'm starting off with some quick, light reads to get some momentum. The plan is to transition to some thicker reading come February.


1. Memory Theater by Simon Critchley
2. A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut

Currently: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams (started this morning, should finish tonight or tomorrow)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 05, 2016, 08:39:47 AM
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1

2. Red Shirts: A Novel with Three Codas, by John Scalzi
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oinkette on January 05, 2016, 09:31:59 AM
I'll Join in!

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: LiveLean on January 05, 2016, 11:46:52 AM
The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax, MD (Started 1/3/16, almost finished)

As the father of two boys (13 and 10), this book has scared the crap out of me --- and offers some very sound explanations for how we got to where we are as a nation of parents in 2016.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on January 06, 2016, 05:48:07 AM
Reading is my primary source of entertainment, plus I read quickly, so I usually read well over 50 books a year anyway.  Subscribing to this thread for material ideas.

Read so far in 2016:

"Dark Days," D. Randall Blythe
"The Short Drop," Matthew Fitzsimmons
"Katherine," Anya Seton (a re-read of one of my favorite all-time novels)

I'm attempting "The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer but I'm really not liking the main character.  Also I'm not a super-huge fan of "literary" novels.

Felicia Day's "You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" is going down a lot easier.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on January 06, 2016, 07:53:04 AM
Completed:
1. The Wealthy Barber Returns - Dave Chilton
2. The Tiger - John Vaillant

Currently reading:
3. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
4. The Obstacle is the Way - Ryan Holiday
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: nnls on January 06, 2016, 07:26:06 PM
I am in

Finished
1. Holy Cow - Sarah MacDonald

Currently Reading
 These Things Happen - Greg Fleet
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 06, 2016, 09:41:12 PM
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1
2. Red Shirts: A Novel with Three Codas, by John Scalzi

3. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Book 1, by N.K Jemisin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MarciaB on January 06, 2016, 09:48:49 PM
This week I've started:

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Both beautifully written and super readable.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: serious_pete on January 07, 2016, 01:58:34 AM
I won't make 50 but I reckon I could shoot for 30. I tend to have two or three on the go.

Currently reading:

Rabbit, run by John Updike
One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: katesilvergirl on January 07, 2016, 11:48:38 AM
Sounds good! We'll see how long I can keep this up. I'm a big murder mystery fan, but interested in reading more sci fi and classics this year (excited about Station Eleven!).

Currently reading:
1. Your Money or Your Life by Robin and Dominguez
2. The Martian by Andy Weir
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on January 07, 2016, 05:09:19 PM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 08, 2016, 08:06:44 AM
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on January 08, 2016, 10:42:51 AM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on January 08, 2016, 12:21:05 PM
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

Currently reading:
5. The Obstacle is the Way - Ryan Holiday
6. Fluent Forever - Gabriel Wyner
7. His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on January 09, 2016, 07:42:32 AM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 09, 2016, 12:33:49 PM
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on January 09, 2016, 03:00:19 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 (currently reading)
6. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (currently reading)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: crazy jane on January 09, 2016, 05:34:27 PM
1. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on January 10, 2016, 06:39:33 AM
Read so far in 2016:

"Dark Days," D. Randall Blythe
"The Short Drop," Matthew Fitzsimmons
"Katherine," Anya Seton (a re-read of one of my favorite all-time novels)
"The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer
"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" by Felicia Day

I made it through "The Interestings."  The pace picked up but basically it was "The Big Chill" that started out at a summer camp.  "You're Never Weird on the Internet" was better, but Day tried a little too hard to be funny.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Davids on January 10, 2016, 10:31:28 AM
I am impressed how some people are able to be currently reading more than one book. I find I cannot do that. I am the type of person where I have to finish one book before I start a new book.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Ready2Go on January 10, 2016, 10:55:54 AM
1. The Cairo Affair - Olen Steinhauer

2. American Nations - Colin Woodard
3. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on January 10, 2016, 12:12:02 PM
I am impressed how some people are able to be currently reading more than one book. I find I cannot do that. I am the type of person where I have to finish one book before I start a new book.

I used to be the same. Now for some reason my attention span is so bad I often switch books every 10-20 minutes.... except when I get heavily invested in the characters and can't put one book down (and even then, every chapter or so I have to put the book down, do something else for 5 min like check this forum, then go back to reading).

I'm hoping that by reading more books and less internet, my attention span will come back up to normal levels.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on January 10, 2016, 12:39:21 PM
This'll be a fun place to track what I'm currently reading! I don't know that I'll hit 50 books for the year- I love to read I do so in spurts. Sometimes I'll read a book in a couple days but then will go a few weeks without reading anything. Here's what I've got so far in 2016:

1.  Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
2.  Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
3.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 10, 2016, 01:43:06 PM
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: LindseyS on January 10, 2016, 04:43:21 PM
1.  360 Degrees Longitude: One Family's Journey Around the World   (really neat and inspiring book!)

Now I am working on How to Raise An Adult.

I probably won't make it to 50 books - my personal goal is 24.  :-)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 10, 2016, 06:21:46 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: meyling on January 10, 2016, 07:32:27 PM
I also have a goal to read more books this year, though I'm only aiming for getting 12 books read. I used to read a lot, but now I always take out a few books from the library, renew them twice and I still don't have those books done!

I've read one book so far this year. So I'm ahead of schedule (:
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: asauer on January 11, 2016, 11:14:03 AM
I'm in!  I always have 3 books going at a time.  One paper, one Kindle and one Audible. 
Dragonfly in Amber: current
Secret Rooms: 1/6
Renaissance Soul: current
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on January 12, 2016, 07:24:30 AM
I'm in.
A side coment: Titles in brackets are in my native language - I've translated the title to english myself so that they'll make sence.

1."Economics on the tram"
2. Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
3. The Twelve Clues of Christmas - Rhys Bowen (current - audiobook)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 12, 2016, 08:21:57 AM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on January 12, 2016, 05:05:17 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. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (currently reading)
8. Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold (currently reading)
9. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (currently reading)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 12, 2016, 08:15:16 PM
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on January 13, 2016, 05:32:13 AM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on January 13, 2016, 05:34:33 AM

7. The Long Utopia, by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

That looks like an interesting series. Added it to the list, thanks.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 13, 2016, 10:56:26 AM

7. The Long Utopia, by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

That looks like an interesting series. Added it to the list, thanks.

Yup! Though, getting through The Long Mars was tough. It just didn't seem to have much of a point. But I've liked the rest of the books in the series. It's a super premises.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on January 13, 2016, 07:01:55 PM

This book comes with Kriegsspiel's highest recommendation.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: nnls on January 13, 2016, 10:18:52 PM
I am in

Finished
1. Holy Cow - Sarah MacDonald

Currently Reading
 These Things Happen - Greg Fleet

Finished these things happen now reading

Buried Angels - Camilla Lackburg
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 13, 2016, 10:49:52 PM
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 14, 2016, 12:27:52 AM
1. War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
2. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K.Rowling

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on January 14, 2016, 06:22:17 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on January 15, 2016, 10:28:02 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

Currently reading:
7. The Obstacle is the Way - Ryan Holiday
8. Fluent Forever - Gabriel Wyner
9. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rottfuss
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on January 16, 2016, 12:31:00 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

Need to find something else now since the next Expanse book doesn't come out until this summer...
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on January 17, 2016, 06:35:47 AM
I'm in.  Looking forward to seeing what others are reading!

Books read in 2016:
1.  11/22/63 by Stephen King
2.  The Martian by Andy Weir
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Thinkum on January 17, 2016, 05:24:45 PM
Just completed my first for the year, took all of 4 days.

1. Harmony Black - Craig Schaefer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tofuchampion on January 17, 2016, 06:13:50 PM
I'm in! I actually want to do 2 per week, 1 fiction and 1 nonfiction. So far I'm behind... read 1 fiction, started 2 nonfiction but didn't finish either before they had to go back to the library. Just couldn't get into them, and I don't believe in forcing myself to finish a book I'm not enjoying.

Completed - Fiction:
1. The Courtesan (Alexandra Curry)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 17, 2016, 06:15:07 PM
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 17, 2016, 06:27:58 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Fi(re) on the Farm on January 17, 2016, 06:39:53 PM
I'm so in!

So far this year:
1. I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck (great book, loved every minute of it)

I'm currently reading:
2. Almost Anywhere : Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense

3. Smarty bones by Carolyn Haines (I read mysteries while climbing stairs on my work breaks)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: thatbrowncat on January 17, 2016, 07:01:52 PM
I'm in!

First blood!

1. Level up your life! by Steve Kamb (finished 1/15/2016)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 17, 2016, 10:44:18 PM
I'm so in!

So far this year:

I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck (great book, loved every minute of it)

I'm currently reading:
Almost Anywhere : Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense

Smarty bones by Carolyn Haines (I read mysteries while climbing stairs on my work breaks)

!!!

Please describe the mechanics of that. I would trip and break myself.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 17, 2016, 11:28:13 PM
I'm so in!

So far this year:

I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck (great book, loved every minute of it)

I'm currently reading:
Almost Anywhere : Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense

Smarty bones by Carolyn Haines (I read mysteries while climbing stairs on my work breaks)

!!!

Please describe the mechanics of that. I would trip and break myself.

Now that u mention it... Ya, I'm curious.
You must be referring to a tablet or similar ?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Fi(re) on the Farm on January 18, 2016, 03:50:41 AM
I'll so in!

So far this year:

I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck (great book, loved every minute of it)

I'm currently reading:
Almost Anywhere : Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense

Smarty bones by Carolyn Haines (I read mysteries while climbing stairs on my work breaks)

!!!

Please describe the mechanics of that. I would trip and break myself.

Now that u mention it... Ya, I'm curious.
You must be referring to a tablet or similar ?

No tablet, just an old fashioned book. My office  is on the 19th floor so I take the elevator to the lobby and walk back up while reading. I can't do it going down the stairs, I would kill myself but going up I do just fine.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on January 18, 2016, 07:30:44 AM
I am in and looking forward to it as well.

1.  Golden Age by Jane Smiley
2.  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith 
3.  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (currently)

4. The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
Still working on #3.  I guess that walk is taking longer than I planned...

I love this thread, it has given me ideas for future reads.  Thanks.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 18, 2016, 10:04:27 AM
I'll so in!

So far this year:

I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck (great book, loved every minute of it)

I'm currently reading:
Almost Anywhere : Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense

Smarty bones by Carolyn Haines (I read mysteries while climbing stairs on my work breaks)

!!!

Please describe the mechanics of that. I would trip and break myself.

Now that u mention it... Ya, I'm curious.
You must be referring to a tablet or similar ?

No tablet, just an old fashioned book. My office  is on the 19th floor so I take the elevator to the lobby and walk back up while reading. I can't do it going down the stairs, I would kill myself but going up I do just fine.


Ah, gotcha. When I saw stairs I thought stairmaster (because everyone has a gym in their office right? lol. That's much safer;) . how efficient/productive of u.
I'm eating breakfast while reading (well, you know, after this post) , something I do most everyday- my fav reading time.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: JLGNY on January 19, 2016, 08:43:32 AM
I love to read. If I am feeling sad or cranky, reading a (physical) book improves my mood dramatically. I am finally reading Middlemarch by George Elliot. Despite the novel's age, the depth of emotional insight is profound. It feels like a self-help book --a genre that normally eludes me-- and it might be my favorite book. I think something by Wilkie Collins is next. Maybe Lord of the Rings? Mindless/read in a day books include those by Sue Grafton, Jennifer Chiaverini, or any historical fiction or epic. I also like non-fiction, and  Hume's A Treatise on Human Nature is on that list of 2016 possibilities. I also intend to finish Robert Caro's current books on Johnson. Caro is incredible.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: asauer on January 19, 2016, 11:05:33 AM
Dragonfly in Amber:January
Renaissance Soul: January
A Year for Change: January
Manual for Living- Epicetus: January
A Guide to the Good Life: January
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 19, 2016, 11:49:19 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 Echos (The Chronicles of St Mary's Book 2), by Jodi Taylor
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on January 20, 2016, 05:09:20 AM
1. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge (finished 1/19). I like the universe/aliens he built. He set up some problems/solutions that he did not deliver on, but I suspect he'll do so in the third book. He could work on his pacing. The climax was rushed IMO, and other sections could have been pared down considerably. But what do I know? I enjoyed it!

Currently reading:
2. Lisons comme 軋 (a multilevel French reader)

I read half of two other books before abandoning them, so they don't count toward my 50.

Would an entire issue of Lapham's Quarterly count as a book? It's comprised of a bunch of excerpts from many writers, but it is dense.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eljay on January 20, 2016, 06:21:55 AM
Joining as I mostly read sci-fi/fantasy and am always looking out for new books to try.

Read 59 in 2015 so should be able to meet the 50 target - though some of those were re-reads.

2016
1. Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
2. Cress - Marissa Meyer
3. Winter - Marissa Meyer
Sequels to Cinder, a fun sci-fi revisit of the Cinderella/Red Riding Hood/Rapunzel stories.

4. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers
Author's first book, nice sci-fi worldbuilding, characterisation slightly weak, would still read sequel when it comes out.

5. Balanced on the Blade's Edge - Lindsay Buroker
Currently free for Kindle on Amazon, nice, light, short fantasy romance.

Am now reading the sequel to Blade's Edge.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Ready2Go on January 20, 2016, 06:42:05 AM

1. The Cairo Affair - Olen Steinhauer
2. American Nations - Colin Woodard
3. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd

4. Dune - Frank Herbert. First read this series years ago, still a good fun read.

5. Expats - Chris Pavone


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Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on January 21, 2016, 04:32:42 AM
I am in and looking forward to it as well.

1.  Golden Age by Jane Smiley
2.  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith 
3.  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (currently)
4. The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

5. An Island Christmas (I'm a sucker for holiday fiction)
6. Dishing the Dirt (currently)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on January 21, 2016, 10:14:42 PM
1. The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey

2. The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford (chapter on price-targeting was particularly useful)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Fi(re) on the Farm on January 22, 2016, 12:48:34 PM
I'm so in!

So far this year:
1. I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck (great book, loved every minute of it)

I'm currently reading:
2. Almost Anywhere : Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense

3. Smarty bones by Carolyn Haines (I read mysteries while climbing stairs on my work breaks)

4. Long Upon the Land, Margaret Maron
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on January 22, 2016, 04:54:47 PM
I'm excited to join in.  I'm a pretty avid reader, so my personal goal for the year is 125.

I did a book a day in December 2015 (not literally, but did finish 31 books over the course of the month).  Then, I was burnt out and didn't finish another book until the second week of January. 

1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1/9) ***
2. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (1/10) **
3. A Beginner's Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff (1/11) **
4. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (1/15) ***
5. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (1/16) **
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (1/17) **
7. Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (1/18) **
8. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (1/20) ** [Audiobook]
9. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon (1/22) ***

Currently Reading (note: I tend to read lots of books at once...I'm very much a mood reader)
-Buenos Aires by James Gardner
-Possessed by Elif Batuman
-Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell
-Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
-The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 22, 2016, 06:48:17 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 Echos (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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jbaile38 on January 22, 2016, 10:45:15 PM
30 would be a big accomplishment, as I read 18 in 2015.

1.  The Martian - Andy Weir (1/1) ***
2.  American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis (1/16) **

In Progress:  A Manual For Cleaning Women: Selected Stories - Lucia Berlin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on January 23, 2016, 04:15:57 AM
I am in and looking forward to it as well.

1.  Golden Age by Jane Smiley
2.  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith 
4.  The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
5.  An Island Christmas (I'm a sucker for holiday fiction)
6.  Dishing the Dirt by MC Beaton

3.  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (currently)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on January 23, 2016, 02:21:57 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 (currently reading)
11. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (currently reading)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on January 23, 2016, 06:35:56 PM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 23, 2016, 09:09:54 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on January 24, 2016, 06:52:32 PM
2. On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (1/24)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 24, 2016, 07:03:36 PM
1. War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
2. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K.Rowling

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling 
6. Small Space, Big Harvest (NF)
7. Whole30 (NF)

Now reading:
8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 24, 2016, 07:43:02 PM
1. War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells

I read that last year!
I really enjoyed it, but then I also read The Day of the Triffids by John Christopher (of The Chrysalids fame) - I was on a bit of a theme -  which I enjoyed even more.

Also, the HP titles on your list is making me want to read the series again - it's been a long while :)

You mean John Wyndham :-) he's one of my all-time favourite authors. Have you read Trouble With Lichen? That's a fantastic Wyndham, great exploration of feminist themes and the purpose of human life.

I was a bit sad that War of the Worlds didn't do it for me. The protagonist / narrator shat me to tears, and I wasn't feeling tolerant enough to deal with all the bigotry that was just normal at that time.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 24, 2016, 08:48:20 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 Echos (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, but Christopher Moore
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 25, 2016, 02:02:49 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: EngineerMum on January 25, 2016, 09:58:25 PM
I'm a bit late getting started, but I enjoyed this challenge last year, and I definitely found I read more as a result. I'm going to aim for 75 this year though. Slow start, because I've been having to take work home the last few weeks, so little reading time, and my first challenge is to read all the books I have that I don't intend to keep, so I can give them away. In fact, I think I'll go organise that pile right now.

1. The long Utopia - Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett
2. I am David -
3. Unnamed
4. Feet of Clay - Terry Pratchett
5. Moving Pictures - Terry Pratchett -  think these are both new one s to me, or at least I haven't read more than once and for me. pretty standard TP fare
6. Barchester Chronicles - Anthony Trollope - thought I'd get some classics in now I finally have an e-reader.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on January 25, 2016, 10:25:55 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

Novellas count, right? It was published as its own individual book...
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 25, 2016, 10:38:22 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 26, 2016, 02:29:03 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel

9. Black is for beginnnings
10. Heart in a box
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on January 26, 2016, 08:02:16 PM
1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1/9) ***
2. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (1/10) **
3. A Beginner's Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff (1/11) **
4. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (1/15) ***
5. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (1/16) **
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (1/17) **
7. Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (1/18) **
8. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (1/20) ** [Audiobook]
9. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon (1/22) ***
10. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1/22)**** [Audiobook]
11. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (1/23) ***
12. Buenos Aires by James Gardner (1/26) ** (If you are interested in the history of architecture this would be 3-4*s...I was hoping for more of the political/social history of the city and found it dry.)

Currently Reading (note: I tend to read lots of books at once...I'm very much a mood reader)
-Possessed by Elif Batuman
-Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
-Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade
-Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

And I need to return The Fisherman by Chigozie Obioma to the library by 1/29 .... so I'm about to dig into that one too and hope for the best.  If it doesn't catch my interest quickly, I'm afraid I will be returning it and putting myself back on the end of the waitlist.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on January 26, 2016, 08:03:56 PM
...
6. Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman

Novellas count, right? It was published as its own individual book...

I don't think there are strict rules.  If novellas count to you, they count for you.

How was Once Upon a Time in the North?  I love Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, but have never read anything else by him. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on January 27, 2016, 08:03:59 AM
How was Once Upon a Time in the North?  I love Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, but have never read anything else by him.

I quite liked it, I imagine if you liked HDM you'd probably enjoy this as well. I read Lyra's Oxford awhile back but don't really remember much about it so I think I'll re-read that as well. I just love the characters and the world he built and I'd read just about anything set in that universe.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on January 27, 2016, 11:09:23 AM
1. Casino Royale by Ian Flemming
2. Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eljay on January 27, 2016, 11:37:08 PM
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

This week I have been binge reading the Dragon Blood series bks 2,3,4,5. All light and entertaining. There are two more but I think I'll save them for later in the year.

Now going to read Armada by Ernest Cline. Have been putting it off as I adored Ready Player One and don't want to be disappointed his second book.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 28, 2016, 01:04:16 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel

9. Black is for beginnnings
10. Heart in a box

11. The History of the future.

kind of a trippy plotline.. i enjoy some teen fiction, some of it contains light weight scifi themes with regular life, a combination that i enjoy vonnegut is an example of adult literature . if anyone has ideas for this genre let me know.. im not into fullfledged scifi or fantasy though. thanks.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on January 28, 2016, 05:56:26 PM
Read so far in 2016:

"Dark Days" by D. Randall Blythe
"The Short Drop" by Matthew Fitzsimmons
"Katherine" by Anya Seton (a re-read of one of my favorite all-time novels)
"The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer
"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" by Felicia Day
"The Blind Side" by Michael Lewis (finally got around to reading this, much better than the movie)
"The Family Nobody Wanted" by Helen Doss (I loved this book as a kid and found it in my local library)
"A Circle of Children" by Mary MacCracken (another childhood favorite)
"Just A Geek" by Wil Wheaton (a little too precious, but I've read his blog for years)
"Obsession in Death" by JD Robb (aka Nora Roberts)
"The Food Lab" by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (currently reading)
"In The Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume (currently reading)

Happy reading, y'all!


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: nnls on January 29, 2016, 01:24:06 AM
I am in

Finished
1. Holy Cow - Sarah MacDonald

Currently Reading
 These Things Happen - Greg Fleet

Finished these things happen now reading

Buried Angels - Camilla Lackburg

accidentally left fallen angels on a plane :(

Books completed this year

Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling
These things Happen - Greg Fleet
Holy Cow - Sarah McDonald

currently reading "the story of stuff"
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on January 29, 2016, 07:29:18 AM
So, is this a place to publicly list the books we've read as opposed to listing the book and giving it a review and/or having a discussion?

If each post lists all the books read to date, won't the posts end up getting incredibly long? Do people read each other's long posts?

I'm not trying to throw a turd on your fire if this is how everyone likes it. I'm curious and interested. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on January 29, 2016, 07:48:28 AM
So, is this a place to publicly list the books we've read as opposed to listing the book and giving it a review and/or having a discussion?

If each post lists all the books read to date, won't the posts end up getting incredibly long? Do people read each other's long posts?

I'm not trying to throw a turd on your fire if this is how everyone likes it. I'm curious and interested.

This was the format of the 2015 thread, so it naturally continued in the 2016 thread. You're more than welcome to start new threads if you want an in-depth discussion of a particular book :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on January 29, 2016, 07:53:40 AM
So, is this a place to publicly list the books we've read as opposed to listing the book and giving it a review and/or having a discussion?

If each post lists all the books read to date, won't the posts end up getting incredibly long? Do people read each other's long posts?

I'm not trying to throw a turd on your fire if this is how everyone likes it. I'm curious and interested.

It's the first thread I read every morning and I do read all the lists of books. The only problem I have is when the list doesn't indicate which books are new to that list (I bold my new additions, others quote theirs).
I do wish there were more reviews, especially on recommended books, but I scan through each list anyway and google the books that catch my eye based on the name or occasionally a quick review to see if it's something I want to add to my ever growing list.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 29, 2016, 09:27:16 AM
I definitely read every post, and use some to check descriptions on Amazon. I appreciate the long format, because it takes some effort to keep my voracious book monster satisfied. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on January 29, 2016, 09:53:41 AM
Excellent! Thanks for the responses, all! I'll adapt my posts to fit the format, which sounds like it works well. I appreciate how active this thread is and the great book suggestions!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 29, 2016, 05:28:30 PM
So, is this a place to publicly list the books we've read as opposed to listing the book and giving it a review and/or having a discussion?

If each post lists all the books read to date, won't the posts end up getting incredibly long? Do people read each other's long posts?

I'm not trying to throw a turd on your fire if this is how everyone likes it. I'm curious and interested.

all of the above:)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 29, 2016, 05:29:36 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel

9. Black is for beginnnings
10. Heart in a box

11. Glorie O'Brien's History of the future.

kind of a trippy plotline.. i enjoy some teen fiction, some of it contains light weight scifi themes with regular life, a combination that i enjoy vonnegut is an example of adult literature . if anyone has ideas for this genre let me know.. im not into fullfledged scifi or fantasy though. thanks.

12. I Am Legend
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on January 30, 2016, 09:48:19 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 Rottfuss
8. The Obstacle is the Way - Ryan Holiday
9. Fluent Forever - Gabriel Wyner
10. The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rottfuss

Currently reading:
11. Rising Strong - Bren Brown
12. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
13. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
14. Black Powder War - Naomi Novik


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on January 30, 2016, 09:35:27 PM
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on January 30, 2016, 10:51:59 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 Echos (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
15: All The Birds Singing, Evie Wyld
16: Front Runner, by Felix Francis
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on January 31, 2016, 06:47:07 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  (19 hour audiobook, but had quite a few interesting stories)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: thatbrowncat on January 31, 2016, 10:10:51 PM
I'm in!

First blood!

1. Level up your life! by Steve Kamb (finished 1/15/2016)

Just Completed:

2. How to Get Rich                 by Donald Trump      ( 1/30/16)
2. Spark Joy                           by Marie Kondo         (1/31/16)
3. Read and Get Rich             by Burke Hedges       (1/31/16)
4. The Three Hit Combo         by Justin Pinon         (1/31/16)

Currently Reading:

5. The Greatest Salesman in the World
6.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on January 31, 2016, 11:55:02 PM
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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 01, 2016, 02:23:36 PM
Wow, I Am Legend is almost entirely different than the movie!
Weird.. Very loosely based I guess
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 01, 2016, 04:50:57 PM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on February 01, 2016, 05:15:00 PM
I am in and looking forward to it as well.

1.  Golden Age by Jane Smiley  (the last book of her trilogy)
2.  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith (I love his heroine from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)
3.  The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows (she co-authored the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I enjoyed that one so I thought I would try this)
4.  An Island Christmas (I'm a sucker for holiday fiction)
5.  Dishing the Dirt by MC Beaton (light mystery series by British author)
6.  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (I really enjoyed this after I finally got into it.  Requested a couple of his other books from the library)

Currently on #7: The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar Mazzeo
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on February 01, 2016, 06:58:01 PM
Quote from: jengod
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ulkbaer on February 02, 2016, 01:19:11 AM
I am in as well! Would be a record for me though...

1. Geld verdienen mit Wohnimmobilien: Erfolg als privater Immobilieninvestor by  Alexander Goldwein (http://www.amazon.de/Geld-verdienen-mit-Wohnimmobilien-Immobilieninvestor/dp/0993950647) (in German)
2. The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature: The Science of Success by Richard Koch (http://www.amazon.de/Principle-Other-Powerful-Laws-Nature/dp/1857886119)
3. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor by Tren Griffin (http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Munger-Complete-Investor-Publishing/dp/023117098X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454400830&sr=8-1&keywords=munger+complete)

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Ready2Go on February 02, 2016, 06:42:39 AM

1. The Cairo Affair - Olen Steinhauer
2. American Nations - Colin Woodard
3. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
4. Dune - Frank Herbert.
5. Expats - Chris Pavone
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6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling



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Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on February 02, 2016, 09:00:08 AM
Wow, I Am Legend is almost entirely different than the movie!
Weird.. Very loosely based I guess

Yes, I remember reading the book a couple years ago and being astounded. The movie was good enough, but it totally threw out all of the underlying themes of how cultural monsters and fairy tales are formed. Very strange.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on February 02, 2016, 09:25:38 AM
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 Echos (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. I know this author has been around for a long time, but this is the first book I've read by her. Pretty good. I've been shorting myself.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on February 02, 2016, 09:43:40 AM
Read so far in 2016:

"Dark Days" by D. Randall Blythe
"The Short Drop" by Matthew Fitzsimmons
"Katherine" by Anya Seton
"The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer
"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" by Felicia Day
"The Blind Side" by Michael Lewis
"The Family Nobody Wanted" by Helen Doss
"A Circle of Children" by Mary MacCracken
"Just A Geek" by Wil Wheaton
"Obsession in Death" by JD Robb
"The Food Lab" by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (currently reading)
"In The Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume--lots of characters to follow, but I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 02, 2016, 01:46:55 PM
Wow, I Am Legend is almost entirely different than the movie!
Weird.. Very loosely based I guess

Yes, I remember reading the book a couple years ago and being astounded. The movie was good enough, but it totally threw out all of the underlying themes of how cultural monsters and fairy tales are formed. Very strange.

ya. if it were not for wanting to finish the book, i would not have. way too weird for me.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on February 02, 2016, 09:37:59 PM
How was Once Upon a Time in the North?  I love Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, but have never read anything else by him.

I quite liked it, I imagine if you liked HDM you'd probably enjoy this as well. I read Lyra's Oxford awhile back but don't really remember much about it so I think I'll re-read that as well. I just love the characters and the world he built and I'd read just about anything set in that universe.

I tried to reply to those who responded last week, but it looks like the internet ate my post.  Thanks for the info.  I didn't know that Pullman had written anything else.  I've put HDM on my re-read list and added the first of his detective series to my hold list at the library.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on February 02, 2016, 09:40:51 PM
1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1/9) ***
2. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (1/10) **
3. A Beginner's Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff (1/11) **
4. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (1/15) ***
5. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (1/16) **
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (1/17) **
7. Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (1/18) **
8. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (1/20) ** [Audiobook]
9. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon (1/22) ***
10. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1/22)**** [Audiobook]
11. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (1/23) ***
12. Buenos Aires by James Gardner (1/26) ** (If you are interested in the history of architecture this would be 3-4*s...I was hoping for more of the political/social history of the city and found it dry.)
13. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (1/28) ****
14. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (1/30) ***
15. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (1/31) ***
16. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan (2/2) ***
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 02, 2016, 10:48:04 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 Echos (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. I know this author has been around for a long time, but this is the first book I've read by her. Pretty good. I've been shorting myself.

The early Kinsey stories are even better. Read your way through the alphabet!! :D
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on February 03, 2016, 06:32:27 AM
1. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge (finished 1/19). 
2. On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (1/24)
3. Building a Better Teacher, Elizabeth Green (2/2)

As a layperson, I was fascinated by Green's book about the evolution and history of teacher training. I have a healthy respect for teachers. What a demanding job! It takes countless hours of preparation outside of school hours to do the job competently. When you consider the pay and the low public regard (my perception) for the profession, it's a wonder anyone goes into it. I'm a bit shocked at how terrible ed schools are at preparing teachers.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on February 03, 2016, 09:24:30 PM
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)

The Earthsea trilogy is one of my all time favorites! Might be time for a reread.

Also, have you read "The dispossessed"? One of the few books I kept after I downsized my collection.

I regretted putting off Earthsea for so long! I will look into The Dispossessed. Thanks for the recommendation.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 04, 2016, 11:50:09 AM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel

9. Black is for beginnnings
10. Heart in a box

11. Glorie O'Brien's History of the future.

kind of a trippy plotline.. i enjoy some teen fiction, some of it contains light weight scifi themes with regular life, a combination that i enjoy vonnegut is an example of adult literature . if anyone has ideas for this genre let me know.. im not into fullfledged scifi or fantasy though. thanks.

12. I Am Legend

13. The Salaryman's Wife ( first reread- one of my favorites I have read many times, as well as the other ten books in the series.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Thinkum on February 04, 2016, 06:52:22 PM
Finally finished a book!

1. Darknet by Matthew Mather (Feb 4)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cardinal12 on February 05, 2016, 06:19:14 AM
I've been putting off this challenge for two years now, but finally will have the time in 2016!

I'm starting off with some quick, light reads to get some momentum. The plan is to transition to some thicker reading come February.


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

Currently Reading - Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus / The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

I wasn't expecting such a slow down once winter break was over... I need to make more time to focus on reading and stop being so easily distracted.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Fi(re) on the Farm on February 05, 2016, 11:20:55 AM
I'm so in!

So far this year:
1. I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck (great book, loved every minute of it)

I'm currently reading:
2. Almost Anywhere : Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense

3. Smarty bones by Carolyn Haines (I read mysteries while climbing stairs on my work breaks)

4. Long Upon the Land, Margaret Maron

5. Food Whore, Jessica Tom
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on February 06, 2016, 02:15:25 PM

1. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge (finished 1/19). 
2. On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (1/24)
3. Building a Better Teacher, Elizabeth Green (2/2)
4. Living Mindfully, Deborah Schoeberlein David (2/6)

Some interesting bits in David's books, especially on feelings and emotions as mental constructs; however, I would not recommend the book since I could not relate to it. It was co-written with a psychiatrist, and a lot of the book seems directed at people with psychological issues. The book also takes itself and mindfulness a bit too seriously IMO (saying that body scan meditation should only be done with a professional due to the deep psychological issues that can arise...)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Ready2Go on February 06, 2016, 03:12:52 PM


1. The Cairo Affair - Olen Steinhauer
2. American Nations - Colin Woodard
3. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
4. Dune - Frank Herbert.
5. Expats - Chris Pavone
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling


7. Bliss Remembered - Frank Deford
8. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah


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Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 07, 2016, 12:05:40 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel

9. Black is for beginnnings
10. Heart in a box

11. Glorie O'Brien's History of the future.

kind of a trippy plotline.. i enjoy some teen fiction, some of it contains light weight scifi themes with regular life, a combination that i enjoy vonnegut is an example of adult literature . if anyone has ideas for this genre let me know.. im not into fullfledged scifi or fantasy though. thanks.

12. I Am Legend

13. The Salaryman's Wife ( first reread- one of my favorites I have read many times, as well as the other ten books in the series.)

14. Over Her Dead Body
15. If You Follow Me (another reread) .
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on February 08, 2016, 02:31:10 PM
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 - Bren Brown
12. Black Powder War - Naomi Novik

Currently reading:
13. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
14. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
15. The Language Hoax - John H. McWhorter
16. Wealthing Like Rabbits - Robert R. Brown
17. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
18. 101 Tax Secrets for Canadians - Timothy J. Cestnick



Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 09, 2016, 12:20:17 AM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel

9. Black is for beginnnings
10. Heart in a box

11. Glorie O'Brien's History of the future.

kind of a trippy plotline.. i enjoy some teen fiction, some of it contains light weight scifi themes with regular life, a combination that i enjoy vonnegut is an example of adult literature . if anyone has ideas for this genre let me know.. im not into fullfledged scifi or fantasy though. thanks.

12. I Am Legend

13. The Salaryman's Wife ( first reread- one of my favorites I have read many times, as well as the other ten books in the series.)

14. Over Her Dead Body
15. If You Follow Me (another reread) .

16. Unterzakhn (Leela Coreman)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on February 09, 2016, 04:59:58 AM
Cookie78, reading a book in English and then in its translation seems like an excellent way to learn another language. I'm going to try it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Tyn on February 09, 2016, 07:01:13 AM

I've sorted a stack of books from my shelves which I haven't read and don't have any particular attachment to, so my plan is to read through those and then donate them.  I also have a few Terry Pratchett books left, but I think part of me is putting that off so that I still have some of his work to look forward too.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 09, 2016, 11:22:02 AM
Cookie78, reading a book in English and then in its translation seems like an excellent way to learn another language. I'm going to try it.

Agree!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on February 09, 2016, 11:43:00 AM
I've sorted a stack of books from my shelves which I haven't read and don't have any particular attachment to, so my plan is to read through those and then donate them. 

This is what I'm doing as well.  I need to offload some weight books before our next move.  I just need to stop going to the library until I'm finished with the books I own.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on February 09, 2016, 11:50:35 AM
I am in and looking forward to it as well.

1.  Golden Age by Jane Smiley  (the last book of her trilogy)
2.  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith (I love his heroine from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)
3.  The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows (she co-authored the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I enjoyed that one so I thought I would try this)
4.  An Island Christmas (I'm a sucker for holiday fiction)
5.  Dishing the Dirt by MC Beaton (light mystery series by British author)
6.  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (I really enjoyed this after I finally got into it.  Requested a couple of his other books from the library)

7: The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar Mazzeo

Wow, #7 was full of inaccuracies.  Could be an interesting book but so full of errors that it made all of the information suspect.

8.  The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman (requested this from the library based on this thread - thanks!). 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 09, 2016, 12:10:14 PM
I've sorted a stack of books from my shelves which I haven't read and don't have any particular attachment to, so my plan is to read through those and then donate them. 

This is what I'm doing as well.  I need to offload some weight books before our next move.  I just need to stop going to the library until I'm finished with the books I own.

Yes- I did this last year as well & found that I didn't even enjoy some of my "favorites" anymore, shocker. But I did release some actual still favorites, figuring I can rent from the libraries. It was hard not to rent library books while reading through my shelves, a good indication I would probably never read them again.. And released many without in fact bothering to read. My bookshelf contains approx twenty now (excellent. Used to be something like 200 which I've been dwindling SLOWLY through the years).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 09, 2016, 01:46:04 PM

Quite thought provoking. I didn't like his some of his concepts and how he defined the problem, but I couldn't really find much wrong with his "solution." I wonder if this book solidified some of MMM's own views, as there are a lot of parallels. Hell, he even cites Your Money Or Your Life.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: StarBright on February 10, 2016, 04:39:28 PM
I've been looking for a place to track my reading for the year and this thread seems a good idea (also a place to get goof book suggestions) - mind if I join?

Read:
1. A Year of Ravens (multi author historic fiction - too many authors to name)

Currently Reading:
2. Home - Marilyn Robinson (I'm 90% through this one but it is so beautiful that I can only read tiny bits at a time before I have to close the book and sigh or start crying).
3. Kristin Lavransdatter - Sigrid Undset

1. A Year of Ravens (multi author historic fiction - too many authors to name)
2. Home - Marilyn Robinson
3. Taming of the Queen - Philippa Gregory
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 10, 2016, 06:24:32 PM


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on February 10, 2016, 08:18:37 PM
Kriegsspiel, what did you think of The Forever War? I read it a few months ago and really liked it. Even though it's not at all a recent sci-fi story, I found it refreshing in how it dealt with relativity head on, instead of finding a way to explain it away or ignore it like most sci-fi stories seem to.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on February 10, 2016, 08:20:21 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 10, 2016, 08:27:19 PM
Kriegsspiel, what did you think of The Forever War? I read it a few months ago and really liked it. Even though it's not at all a recent sci-fi story, I found it refreshing in how it dealt with relativity head on, instead of finding a way to explain it away or ignore it like most sci-fi stories seem to.

I was pretty weirded out by all the sex stuff. I get that he wanted to set up all the homosexual population control stuff later, but it kinda came out of nowhere. Was he a bachelor his whole life? I think a cursory knowledge of human females would preclude that whole facet of the story.

Pretty much the rest of it was great, I appreciated how William kept getting jumped forward in time, the Ender stories first exposed me to this concept. I thought how Haldeman dealt with his "compound savings" was really pretty insightful, I noticed the correlation with his choosing his assignment on the Moon too. Not hard to see how these concepts came out of a Vietnam veteran. I also like how he found a convenient way to explain how we would travel at relativistic speeds. It felt very Mass Effect-y. I have Peace and Free coming up next.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cardinal12 on February 11, 2016, 10:05:21 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

Currently Reading - Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus / The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury / Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 11, 2016, 04:12:41 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel

9. Black is for beginnnings
10. Heart in a box

11. Glorie O'Brien's History of the future.

kind of a trippy plotline.. i enjoy some teen fiction, some of it contains light weight scifi themes with regular life, a combination that i enjoy vonnegut is an example of adult literature . if anyone has ideas for this genre let me know.. im not into fullfledged scifi or fantasy though. thanks.

12. I Am Legend

13. The Salaryman's Wife ( first reread- one of my favorites I have read many times, as well as the other ten books in the series.)

14. Over Her Dead Body
15. If You Follow Me (another reread) .

16. Unterzakhn (Leela Coreman)

17. The Blind Mirror
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on February 12, 2016, 04:28:22 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eljay on February 13, 2016, 03:32:10 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

All of these 3 were fine, without being outstanding.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 13, 2016, 03:36:19 PM
1. War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
2. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K.Rowling
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling 
6. Small Space, Big Harvest (NF)
7. Whole30 (NF)
8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling

9. The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
10. The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith
11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on February 14, 2016, 02:55:54 PM
I am in and looking forward to it as well.

1.  Golden Age by Jane Smiley  (the last book of her trilogy)
2.  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith (I love his heroine from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)
3.  The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows (she co-authored the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I enjoyed that one so I thought I would try this)
4.  An Island Christmas (I'm a sucker for holiday fiction)
5.  Dishing the Dirt by MC Beaton (light mystery series by British author)
6.  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (I really enjoyed this after I finally got into it.  Requested a couple of his other books from the library)
7: The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar Mazzeo  Wow, full of inaccuracies.  Could be an interesting book but so full of errors that it made all of the information suspect.
8.  The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman (requested this from the library based on this thread - thanks!).

Currently reading #9. Paris at the End of the World: The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918 by John Baxter
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Thinkum on February 14, 2016, 03:10:14 PM
Finally finished a book!

1. Darknet by Matthew Mather (Feb 4)

2. The Last Girl by Joe Hart (Feb 13)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on February 14, 2016, 08:24:59 PM
1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1/9) ***
2. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (1/10) **
3. A Beginner's Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff (1/11) **
4. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (1/15) ***
5. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (1/16) **
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (1/17) **
7. Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (1/18) **
8. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (1/20) ** [Audiobook]
9. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon (1/22) ***
10. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1/22)**** [Audiobook]
11. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (1/23) ***
12. Buenos Aires by James Gardner (1/26) ** (If you are interested in the history of architecture this would be 3-4*s...I was hoping for more of the political/social history of the city and found it dry.)
13. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (1/28) ****
14. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (1/30) ***
15. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (1/31) ***
16. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan (2/2) ***
17. In a French Kitchen by Susan Hermann Loomis (1/25) *** [Missed this one last time I updated]
18. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (2/2) ***
19. A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (2/3) *** [Audiobook]
20. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin (2/7) ***
21. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (2/14) ****
22. Like Family by Paolo Giordano (2/14) ***


Currently Reading/Listening:
A Man Named Ove by Frederik Backman
Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life by Kim Severson
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam on February 15, 2016, 05:17:50 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 Echos (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

I've slacked off considerably, because I found it necessary to reignite my absolute obsession with the x-files (aka: Gillian Anderson is still hot like whoa)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on February 15, 2016, 08:50:49 PM
I'm in.  Looking forward to seeing what others are reading!

Books read in 2016:
1.  11/22/63 by Stephen King
2.  The Martian by Andy Weir

Slowly moving along...

3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Ready2Go on February 15, 2016, 09:08:14 PM

1. The Cairo Affair - Olen Steinhauer
2. American Nations - Colin Woodard
3. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
4. Dune - Frank Herbert.
5. Expats - Chris Pavone
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
7. Bliss Remembered - Frank Deford
8. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

9. Times Eye - Arthur C. Clark


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Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on February 16, 2016, 08:55:58 AM
1. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge (finished 1/19). 
2. On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (1/24)
3. Building a Better Teacher, Elizabeth Green (2/2)
4. Living Mindfully, Deborah Schoeberlein David (2/6)
5. Blade of Fortriu, Juliet Marillier (2/15)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ulkbaer on February 16, 2016, 08:56:13 AM
I am in as well! Would be a record for me though...

1. Geld verdienen mit Wohnimmobilien: Erfolg als privater Immobilieninvestor by  Alexander Goldwein (http://www.amazon.de/Geld-verdienen-mit-Wohnimmobilien-Immobilieninvestor/dp/0993950647) (in German)
2. The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature: The Science of Success by Richard Koch (http://www.amazon.de/Principle-Other-Powerful-Laws-Nature/dp/1857886119)
3. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor by Tren Griffin (http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Munger-Complete-Investor-Publishing/dp/023117098X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454400830&sr=8-1&keywords=munger+complete)
4. DREAM BIG: How the Brazilian Trio behind 3G Capital - Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Beto Sicupira - acquired Anheuser-Busch, Burger King and Heinz by Cristiane Correa (http://www.amazon.com/DREAM-BIG-Brazilian-Sicupira-Anheuser-Busch-ebook/dp/B00JUWYGDQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455638036&sr=8-1&keywords=3g+dream)
5. Schweser Notes CFA Level II Book 2
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on February 16, 2016, 10:37:28 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on February 16, 2016, 11:04:22 AM
Read so far in 2016:

"Dark Days" by D. Randall Blythe
"The Short Drop" by Matthew Fitzsimmons
"Katherine" by Anya Seton
"The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer
"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" by Felicia Day
"The Blind Side" by Michael Lewis
"The Family Nobody Wanted" by Helen Doss
"A Circle of Children" by Mary MacCracken
"Just A Geek" by Wil Wheaton
"Obsession in Death" by JD Robb
"The Food Lab" by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (currently reading) (this is not really a cover-to-cover book)
"In The Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume
"The Last Girl" by Joe Hart (free on Kindle, interesting premise but ultimately predictable and meh)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on February 16, 2016, 08:39:51 PM
Quote from: jengod
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Thinkum on February 16, 2016, 09:42:29 PM


1. Darknet by Matthew Mather (Feb 4)
2. The Last Girl by Joe Hart (Feb 13)
3. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Feb 16)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on February 17, 2016, 12:12:14 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Tyn on February 17, 2016, 09:47:21 AM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 17, 2016, 09:26:44 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel

9. Black is for beginnnings
10. Heart in a box

11. Glorie O'Brien's History of the future.

kind of a trippy plotline.. i enjoy some teen fiction, some of it contains light weight scifi themes with regular life, a combination that i enjoy vonnegut is an example of adult literature . if anyone has ideas for this genre let me know.. im not into fullfledged scifi or fantasy though. thanks.

12. I Am Legend

13. The Salaryman's Wife ( first reread- one of my favorites I have read many times, as well as the other ten books in the series.)

14. Over Her Dead Body
15. If You Follow Me (another reread) .

16. Unterzakhn (Leela Coreman)

17. The Blind Mirror

18. Zen Attitude (hav read several times - book two in an eleven books series).

Bare with me-i will stop quoting myself at nineteen & quote in 20 book segments (I like to track my reading & share with everyone) .
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kazr01 on February 18, 2016, 07:53:29 AM
This sounds like a great challenge to take part in!  I have probably 2 dozen books that are at some stage of being finished, and I could really use a kicker to get them going. 

Too bad MMM's posts don't count as books!

1. Skill with People by Les Giblin
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Condo
3. The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman
4. Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney
5. Sell or Be Sold by Grant Cardone
6. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
7. Money, Purpose, Joy by Matt Bell
8. Romans: The Greatest Letter Ever Written Pt 1 by John Piper
9. Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
10. The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges
11. The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone
12. How You Can Experience the Adventure of Giving by Bill Bright
13. Good to Great by Jim Collins
14. The Closer's Survival Guide by Grant Cardone
15. Romans: The Greatest Letter Ever Written Pt 2 by John Piper


I'm excited to see what 2016 has in store!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Thinkum on February 18, 2016, 01:35:12 PM



1. Darknet by Matthew Mather (Feb 4)
2. The Last Girl by Joe Hart (Feb 13)
3. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Feb 16)
4. The People of Spark by Jeanne DuPrau (Feb 18)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 19, 2016, 10:23:06 AM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Thinkum on February 19, 2016, 03:02:20 PM

1. Darknet by Matthew Mather (Feb 4)
2. The Last Girl by Joe Hart (Feb 13)
3. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Feb 16)
4. The People of Spark by Jeanne DuPrau (Feb 18)
5. Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon (Feb 19)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on February 19, 2016, 09:37:55 PM
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 - Bren 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

Currently reading:
17. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
18. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
19. 101 Tax Secrets for Canadians - Timothy J. Cestnick
20. The Martian - Andy Weir
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on February 19, 2016, 09:40:18 PM
Cookie78, reading a book in English and then in its translation seems like an excellent way to learn another language. I'm going to try it.

Agree!

I'm really enjoying it a lot, but it's slow going for me since I keep looking up lots words I don't know even if I see the translation in the English version. But already I'm learning more words AND more importantly understanding a lot of what I read, both vocab and grammar. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on February 19, 2016, 09:44:11 PM
1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1/9) ***
2. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (1/10) **
3. A Beginner's Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff (1/11) **
4. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (1/15) ***
5. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (1/16) **
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (1/17) **
7. Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (1/18) **
8. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (1/20) ** [Audiobook]
9. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon (1/22) ***
10. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1/22)**** [Audiobook]
11. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (1/23) ***
12. Buenos Aires by James Gardner (1/26) ** (If you are interested in the history of architecture this would be 3-4*s...I was hoping for more of the political/social history of the city and found it dry.)
13. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (1/28) ****
14. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (1/30) ***
15. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (1/31) ***
16. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan (2/2) ***
17. In a French Kitchen by Susan Hermann Loomis (1/25) *** [Missed this one last time I updated]
18. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (2/2) ***
19. A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (2/3) *** [Audiobook]
20. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin (2/7) ***
21. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (2/14) ****
22. Like Family by Paolo Giordano (2/14) ***
23. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman  (2/15) **** [Audiobook]
24. It Ended Badly by Jennifer Wright (2/16) **
25. The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer (2/16) *** [Audiobook]
26. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch (2/16) ***
27. Slice Harvester by Colin Hagendorf (2/19) *** [Audiobook]


As you can see from all the audiobooks finished lately, I had a couple of long drives.  Most memorable, perhaps, was balling while listening to the end of A Man Called Ove while navigating the beltway during rain.  I regret nothing. (Except, perhaps, that Backman has no more books for me to read yet). 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 20, 2016, 06:50:57 PM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 20, 2016, 07:31:44 PM
    • F - Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (1 Jan)
    • NF - Trust Me, I知 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 means not finished, right? Does that mean- book abandoned, or book in progress?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on February 20, 2016, 08:59:04 PM
@riverffashion - Not to speak for Kreigsspiel, but I think NF means non-fiction, while F means fiction.

Today was one of those wonderful days, where I finished a bunch of books I had started, and got to pick new ones to start.

1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1/9) ***
2. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (1/10) **
3. A Beginner's Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff (1/11) **
4. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (1/15) ***
5. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (1/16) **
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (1/17) **
7. Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (1/18) **
8. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (1/20) ** [Audiobook]
9. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon (1/22) ***
10. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1/22)**** [Audiobook]
11. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (1/23) ***
12. Buenos Aires by James Gardner (1/26) ** (If you are interested in the history of architecture this would be 3-4*s...I was hoping for more of the political/social history of the city and found it dry.)
13. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (1/28) ****
14. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (1/30) ***
15. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (1/31) ***
16. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan (2/2) ***
17. In a French Kitchen by Susan Hermann Loomis (1/25) *** [Missed this one last time I updated]
18. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (2/2) ***
19. A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (2/3) *** [Audiobook]
20. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin (2/7) ***
21. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (2/14) ****
22. Like Family by Paolo Giordano (2/14) ***
23. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman  (2/15) **** [Audiobook]
24. It Ended Badly by Jennifer Wright (2/16) **
25. The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer (2/16) *** [Audiobook]
26. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch (2/16) ***
27. Slice Harvester by Colin Hagendorf (2/19) *** [Audiobook]
28. Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life by Kim Severson (2/20) ***
29. Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders by Julianna Baggott (2/20) ***
30. Essentialism by Greg McKeown (2/20) ** [This book actually had some great ideas, but was overly-long/bloated, in a normal book this would cause me to move it down .5-1 *'s, in a book about eliminating the extraneous the egregious length-padding made me deduct 2 *'s...still worth a scan, but not a careful reading]
31. Rare Books Uncovered by Rebecca Barry (2/20) ****
32. The Possessed by Elif Batuman (2/20) ***


Currently Reading:
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
Travels in Vermeer by Michael White
Walkable City by Jeff Speck
Betwen You & Me by Mary Norris
A Little History of Science by William Bynum [Audiobook]
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 20, 2016, 09:00:52 PM
@riverffashion - Not to speak for Kreigsspiel, but I think NF means non-fiction, while F means fiction.

Today was one of those wonderful days, where I finished a bunch of books I had started, and got to pick new ones to start.

1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1/9) ***
2. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (1/10) **
3. A Beginner's Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff (1/11) **
4. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (1/15) ***
5. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (1/16) **
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (1/17) **
7. Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (1/18) **
8. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (1/20) ** [Audiobook]
9. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon (1/22) ***
10. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1/22)**** [Audiobook]
11. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (1/23) ***
12. Buenos Aires by James Gardner (1/26) ** (If you are interested in the history of architecture this would be 3-4*s...I was hoping for more of the political/social history of the city and found it dry.)
13. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (1/28) ****
14. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (1/30) ***
15. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (1/31) ***
16. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan (2/2) ***
17. In a French Kitchen by Susan Hermann Loomis (1/25) *** [Missed this one last time I updated]
18. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (2/2) ***
19. A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (2/3) *** [Audiobook]
20. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin (2/7) ***
21. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (2/14) ****
22. Like Family by Paolo Giordano (2/14) ***
23. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman  (2/15) **** [Audiobook]
24. It Ended Badly by Jennifer Wright (2/16) **
25. The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer (2/16) *** [Audiobook]
26. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch (2/16) ***
27. Slice Harvester by Colin Hagendorf (2/19) *** [Audiobook]
28. Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life by Kim Severson (2/20) ***
29. Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders by Julianna Baggott (2/20) ***
30. Essentialism by Greg McKeown (2/20) ** [This books actually had some great ideas, but was overly-long/bloated, in a normal book this would cause me to move it down .5-1 stars, in a book about eliminating the extraneous, the egregious length-padding made me deduct 2 *'s...still worth a speed read/scan, but not a careful reading]
31. Rare Books Uncovered by Rebecca Barry (2/20) ****
32. The Possessed by Elif Batuman (2/20) ***


Currently Reading:
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
Travels in Vermeer by Michael White
Walkable City by Jeff Speck
Betwen You & Me by Mary Norris
A Little History of Science by William Bynum [Audiobook]

Could be.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 20, 2016, 09:53:03 PM
Yea, nonfiction. I wanted an easier way to keep track.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on February 21, 2016, 07:59:21 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tomita on February 21, 2016, 06:46:28 PM
1.Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 21, 2016, 06:55:44 PM
Yea, nonfiction. I wanted an easier way to keep track.

Got it. I tend to be pretty out of date with abbreviations & slang.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cardinal12 on February 22, 2016, 06:44:38 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

Currently Reading - The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury / Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 22, 2016, 06:04:27 PM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Tyn on February 23, 2016, 07:35:50 AM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on February 24, 2016, 07:02:38 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 24, 2016, 02:38:15 PM
I've been looking for a place to track my reading for the year and this thread seems a good idea (also a place to get goof book suggestions) - mind if I join?

Read:
1. A Year of Ravens (multi author historic fiction - too many authors to name)

Currently Reading:
2. Home - Marilyn Robinson (I'm 90% through this one but it is so beautiful that I can only read tiny bits at a time before I have to close the book and sigh or start crying).
3. Kristin Lavransdatter - Sigrid Undset

I've been having trouble picking out books and diversifying my reading so I"m going to use the PopSugar 2016 book challenge list for the rest of the year:

1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English
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
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
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)
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


this sounds fun, i want to do this! :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 24, 2016, 09:35:58 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel

9. Black is for beginnnings
10. Heart in a box

11. Glorie O'Brien's History of the future.

kind of a trippy plotline.. i enjoy some teen fiction, some of it contains light weight scifi themes with regular life, a combination that i enjoy vonnegut is an example of adult literature . if anyone has ideas for this genre let me know.. im not into fullfledged scifi or fantasy though. thanks.

12. I Am Legend

13. The Salaryman's Wife ( first reread- one of my favorites I have read many times, as well as the other ten books in the series.)

14. Over Her Dead Body
15. If You Follow Me (another reread) .

16. Unterzakhn (Leela Coreman)

17. The Blind Mirror

18. Zen Attitude (hav read several times - book two in an eleven books series).

Bare with me-i will stop quoting myself at nineteen & quote in 20 book segments (I like to track my reading & share with everyone) .

19. The Bride's Kimono
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on February 25, 2016, 01:18:14 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on February 25, 2016, 02:19:37 PM
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 - Bren 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

Currently reading:
20. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
21. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
22. Level up your Life - Steve Kamb
23. White Dog Fell from the Sky - Eleanor Morse

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 25, 2016, 02:52:27 PM
I've been looking for a place to track my reading for the year and this thread seems a good idea (also a place to get goof book suggestions) - mind if I join?

Read:
1. A Year of Ravens (multi author historic fiction - too many authors to name)

Currently Reading:
2. Home - Marilyn Robinson (I'm 90% through this one but it is so beautiful that I can only read tiny bits at a time before I have to close the book and sigh or start crying).
3. Kristin Lavransdatter - Sigrid Undset

I've been having trouble picking out books and diversifying my reading so I"m going to use the PopSugar 2016 book challenge list for the rest of the year:

1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English
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
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
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)
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


this sounds fun, i want to do this! :)

As it turns out, all but three of the nineteen books I've read this year fit a category as listed above (or several, but I'm only assigning one per book) .
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 26, 2016, 08:42:53 PM
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

I hav to admit I found Fight Club incredibly boring, though I like the movie... Can't say that too often!

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

8. Skim (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki)
Pretty cool teen graphic novel

9. Black is for beginnnings
10. Heart in a box

11. Glorie O'Brien's History of the future.

kind of a trippy plotline.. i enjoy some teen fiction, some of it contains light weight scifi themes with regular life, a combination that i enjoy vonnegut is an example of adult literature . if anyone has ideas for this genre let me know.. im not into fullfledged scifi or fantasy though. thanks.

12. I Am Legend

13. The Salaryman's Wife ( first reread- one of my favorites I have read many times, as well as the other ten books in the series.)

14. Over Her Dead Body
15. If You Follow Me (another reread) .

16. Unterzakhn (Leela Coreman)

17. The Blind Mirror

18. Zen Attitude (hav read several times - book two in an eleven books series).

Bare with me-i will stop quoting myself at nineteen & quote in 20 book segments (I like to track my reading & share with everyone) .

19. The Bride's Kimono


20. Kitchen (Banana Yoshimoto)- a fav from my teenage years, and it's been a long time and i still enjoy it.

i realize i havnt been including authors names- have been lazy- so i will begin to do so. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 27, 2016, 06:00:07 AM

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on February 27, 2016, 08:11:25 PM
I am in and looking forward to it as well.

1.  Golden Age by Jane Smiley  (the last book of her trilogy)
2.  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith (I love his heroine from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)
3.  The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows (she co-authored the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I enjoyed that one so I thought I would try this)
4.  An Island Christmas (I'm a sucker for holiday fiction)
5.  Dishing the Dirt by MC Beaton (light mystery series by British author)
6.  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (I really enjoyed this after I finally got into it.  Requested a couple of his other books from the library)
7: The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar Mazzeo  Wow, full of inaccuracies.  Could be an interesting book but so full of errors that it made all of the information suspect.
8.  The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman (requested this from the library based on this thread - thanks!).

Currently reading Paris at the End of the World: The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918 by John Baxter

Took a break on Paris to read #9: The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman (#2 in the Sally Lockhart series).  Already requested the 3rd in the series.

Currently reading The Girl on the Train
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eljay on February 28, 2016, 05:26:03 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
Bks 1-5 of the Peter Grant series. Great urban fantasy set in London. Very funny in places too.

18. City of Stairs - Robert Jackson Bennett
Bk 1 of the Divine Cities - loads of good original stuff in here but I struggled to get into the story

19. Spy Glass - Maria Snyder
Very average
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on February 28, 2016, 02:18:30 PM

19. You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost) - Felicia Day


How was this?  I have it on digital hold from my library and looking forward to reading it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on February 28, 2016, 06:53:02 PM
Read so far in 2016:

"Dark Days" by D. Randall Blythe
"The Short Drop" by Matthew Fitzsimmons
"Katherine" by Anya Seton
"The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer
"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" by Felicia Day
"The Blind Side" by Michael Lewis
"The Family Nobody Wanted" by Helen Doss
"A Circle of Children" by Mary MacCracken
"Just A Geek" by Wil Wheaton
"Obsession in Death" by JD Robb
"The Food Lab" by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
"In The Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume
"The Last Girl" by Joe Hart

"Let's Pretend This Never Happened," by Jenny Lawson.  I SLOGGED through this one.  People told me it was hilarious and clever.  I found it neither.  Written humor is hard to pull off.

"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey.  I am more out of touch with popular culture than I realized because I'd never heard of this until the movie was reviewed on Roger Ebert's site.  The review wasn't good, but books are almost always better and that was the case with this one.  Some things were wrapped up a little too neatly, and the drill sergeant's lines are directly ripped off from Full Metal Jacket.  Still, solid writing and the next book's on my radar.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on February 28, 2016, 08:02:15 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: meyling on February 28, 2016, 08:08:05 PM
You guys read so much! I only just finished book #4 for the year. And this is A LOT for me. I've just been reading during meals. I've also been alternating between fiction and non-fiction.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on February 28, 2016, 09:25:20 PM
Read so far in 2016:

"Dark Days" by D. Randall Blythe
"The Short Drop" by Matthew Fitzsimmons
"Katherine" by Anya Seton
"The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer
"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" by Felicia Day
"The Blind Side" by Michael Lewis
"The Family Nobody Wanted" by Helen Doss
"A Circle of Children" by Mary MacCracken
"Just A Geek" by Wil Wheaton
"Obsession in Death" by JD Robb
"The Food Lab" by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
"In The Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume
"The Last Girl" by Joe Hart

"Let's Pretend This Never Happened," by Jenny Lawson.  I SLOGGED through this one.  People told me it was hilarious and clever.  I found it neither.  Written humor is hard to pull off.

"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey.  I am more out of touch with popular culture than I realized because I'd never heard of this until the movie was reviewed on Roger Ebert's site.  The review wasn't good, but books are almost always better and that was the case with this one.  Some things were wrapped up a little too neatly, and the drill sergeant's lines are directly ripped off from Full Metal Jacket.  Still, solid writing and the next book's on my radar.

I'm not sure which (or all?)  genres you are referring to in terms of humor, but I really enjoy Helen Fielding's fictional work- particularly Olivia Joules as well as Cause Celeb.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on February 29, 2016, 08:46:19 AM

19. You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost) - Felicia Day


How was this?  I have it on digital hold from my library and looking forward to reading it.

I enjoyed it. It's quick and cute and laugh out loud funny, but I also think it would depend on a person's sense of humor. I quite enjoyed her characters in a couple shows and while reading the book I found her life story quite fascinating, especially when she was talking about what was going on in her life during the filming of those shows.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on February 29, 2016, 08:56:10 AM

I'm not sure which (or all?)  genres you are referring to in terms of humor, but I really enjoy Helen Fielding's fictional work- particularly Olivia Joules as well as Cause Celeb.

I want to say I read "Cause Celeb"--I know I read "Bridget Jones' Diary" like everyone else.  I think fiction gives more leeway to be funny than nonfiction.  If I compared Felicia Day's book to Jenny Lawson's, I found Day's to be funnier, but sometimes it tried too hard.  Lawson's book tried WAY too hard, and I can't even blame it on her being a millennial because she's not.  :D
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 29, 2016, 02:52:47 PM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on March 01, 2016, 07:14:13 AM
1.  Golden Age by Jane Smiley  (the last book of her trilogy) (Jan 2)
2.  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith (I love his heroine from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)
3.  The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows (she co-authored the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I enjoyed that one so I thought I would try this)
4.  An Island Christmas (I'm a sucker for holiday fiction)
5.  Dishing the Dirt by MC Beaton (light mystery series by British author)
6.  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (I really enjoyed this after I finally got into it.  Requested a couple of his other books from the library)
7.  The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar Mazzeo  Wow, full of inaccuracies.  Could be an interesting book but so full of errors that it made all of the information suspect.
8.  The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman (requested this from the library based on this thread - thanks!).
9.  The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman (#2 in the Sally Lockhart series).  Already requested the 3rd in the series. (Feb 25)
10. The Girl on the Train (March 1)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 01, 2016, 12:10:52 PM

I'm not sure which (or all?)  genres you are referring to in terms of humor, but I really enjoy Helen Fielding's fictional work- particularly Olivia Joules as well as Cause Celeb.

I want to say I read "Cause Celeb"--I know I read "Bridget Jones' Diary" like everyone else.  I think fiction gives more leeway to be funny than nonfiction.  If I compared Felicia Day's book to Jenny Lawson's, I found Day's to be funnier, but sometimes it tried too hard.  Lawson's book tried WAY too hard, and I can't even blame it on her being a millennial because she's not.  :D

Makes sense.
I recommend Olivia Joules- seriously very funny.
Also Vonnegut
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 01, 2016, 12:13:27 PM
21. Girl in a Box (Sujata Massey,)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on March 01, 2016, 05:25:22 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on March 01, 2016, 09:04:49 PM

19. You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost) - Felicia Day


How was this?  I have it on digital hold from my library and looking forward to reading it.

I enjoyed it. It's quick and cute and laugh out loud funny, but I also think it would depend on a person's sense of humor. I quite enjoyed her characters in a couple shows and while reading the book I found her life story quite fascinating, especially when she was talking about what was going on in her life during the filming of those shows.

Thanks!  I was drawn to it because I liked her characters on Eureka and Supernatural --- so i'm hoping I enjoy the book!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on March 01, 2016, 09:14:19 PM

1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1/9) ***
2. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (1/10) **
3. A Beginner's Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff (1/11) **
4. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (1/15) ***
5. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (1/16) **
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (1/17) **
7. Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (1/18) **
8. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (1/20) ** [Audiobook]
9. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon (1/22) ***
10. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1/22)**** [Audiobook]
11. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (1/23) ***
12. Buenos Aires by James Gardner (1/26) ** (If you are interested in the history of architecture this would be 3-4*s...I was hoping for more of the political/social history of the city and found it dry.)
13. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (1/28) ****
14. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (1/30) ***
15. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (1/31) ***
16. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan (2/2) ***
17. In a French Kitchen by Susan Hermann Loomis (1/25) *** [Missed this one last time I updated]
18. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (2/2) ***
19. A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (2/3) *** [Audiobook]
20. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin (2/7) ***
21. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (2/14) ****
22. Like Family by Paolo Giordano (2/14) ***
23. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman  (2/15) **** [Audiobook]
24. It Ended Badly by Jennifer Wright (2/16) **
25. The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer (2/16) *** [Audiobook]
26. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch (2/16) ***
27. Slice Harvester by Colin Hagendorf (2/19) *** [Audiobook]
28. Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life by Kim Severson (2/20) ***
29. Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders by Julianna Baggott (2/20) ***
30. Essentialism by Greg McKeown (2/20) ** [This books actually had some great ideas, but was overly-long/bloated, in a normal book this would cause me to move it down .5-1 stars, in a book about eliminating the extraneous, the egregious length-padding made me deduct 2 *'s...still worth a speed read/scan, but not a careful reading]
31. Rare Books Uncovered by Rebecca Barry (2/20) ****
32. The Possessed by Elif Batuman (2/20) ***
33. Walkable City by Jeff Speck (2/21) ****
34. Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine (2/23) ***
35. Travels in Vermeer by Michael White (2/23) **
36. Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall (2/24) **
37. Between You & Me by Mary Norris (2/27) **
38. Little Victories by Jason Gay (2/27) ***
39. Room by Emma Donoghue (2/28) ***
40. The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith (2/28) ***


Currently Reading:
A Little History of Science by William Bynum [Audiobook]
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
New York City: A Food Biography by Andrew Smith
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on March 02, 2016, 06:49:57 AM

I'm not sure which (or all?)  genres you are referring to in terms of humor, but I really enjoy Helen Fielding's fictional work- particularly Olivia Joules as well as Cause Celeb.

I want to say I read "Cause Celeb"--I know I read "Bridget Jones' Diary" like everyone else.  I think fiction gives more leeway to be funny than nonfiction.  If I compared Felicia Day's book to Jenny Lawson's, I found Day's to be funnier, but sometimes it tried too hard.  Lawson's book tried WAY too hard, and I can't even blame it on her being a millennial because she's not.  :D

Makes sense.
I recommend Olivia Joules- seriously very funny.
Also Vonnegut

I'll check out "Olivia Joules"--it looks like my type of book!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: StarBright on March 03, 2016, 07:24:44 AM

I've been having trouble picking out books and diversifying my reading so I"m going to use the 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
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English
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



Also - how do some of you read so much?! I consider myself to be a fast reader but it still takes me a few days to read a 2-300 page book these days and I certainly don't read every day anymore. Are you super readers already FIREd?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on March 03, 2016, 07:27:50 AM
Also - how dp some of you read so much?! I consider myself to be a fast reader but it still takes me a few days a to read a 2-300 page book these days and I certainly don't read every day anymore. Are you super readers already FIREd?

I read super fast and have since childhood.  It helps in my job, too.  :D
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on March 03, 2016, 04:38:56 PM
Another fast reader here. I fill in the free time at work with reading. Sure beats wasting time on the internet.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 06, 2016, 12:54:19 AM
Not sure if it's that I'm fast or that I spend so much time reading. I read with breakfast & dinner & after. Probably around 6+ hours on a regular work day.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 06, 2016, 01:07:03 AM
21. Girl in a Box (Sujata Massey,)

22. If Looks Could Kill (Kate White)
23. A Body to Die for (Kate White)

I'm really happy to have found another series I enjoy- The  Bailey Weggins Mystery Series. I actually began with #4 not realizing it was part of a Series, fortunately these books are stand-alones. The two books above are 1&2.
Btw, the other series I've read through at least three times is The Rei Shimura Mystery Series by Sujata Massey.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 06, 2016, 02:18:30 PM
21. Girl in a Box (Sujata Massey,)

22. If Looks Could Kill (Kate White)
23. A Body to Die for (Kate White)

I'm really happy to have found another series I enjoy- The  Bailey Weggins Mystery Series. I actually began with #4 not realizing it was part of a Series, fortunately these books are stand-alones. The two books above are 1&2.
Btw, the other series I've read through at least three times is The Rei Shimura Mystery Series by Sujata Massey.


i will also add that when i am reading nonfiction (though i mostly am reading fiction) i speed read, so this helps as well.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on March 06, 2016, 08:37:58 PM
Quote from: jengod
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on March 06, 2016, 09:35:17 PM
Also - how do some of you read so much?! I consider myself to be a fast reader but it still takes me a few days to read a 2-300 page book these days and I certainly don't read every day anymore. Are you super readers already FIREd?

Others have already chimed in, but for my part:

1) I read fast.  I always have.  Some material is faster than others (Harry Potter is easier/quicker than Proust). 
2) I read during downtime.  I try to fill in the margins in my day with reading.  My kindle is ALWAYS with me, so if I have five minutes to kill - I read.  It's not unusual to see me reading my kindle while in line at the grocery store, riding the metro, waiting for a bus, at happy hour having a drink (assuming I'm alone, of course).
3) I read several books at once.  I generally have at least 3 books going at a time: non-fiction, fiction, and travel.  Sometimes I have two fiction books going (generally a light, easy, fun read and a more serious literary fiction selection.)
4) I dedicate time to reading.  I  read for about an hour at night before bed.  I also built in half an hour into my morning routine that I generally use for reading (unless I wake up feeling groggy and need the extra sleep). 

Really, for me, it's all about building routines that emphasize reading.  Some people can't imagine going a day without running or watching TV or writing in their journal, I can't imagine a day where I didn't spend time reading.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 07, 2016, 01:38:28 AM
1. War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
2. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K.Rowling
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling 
6. Small Space, Big Harvest (NF)
7. Whole30 (NF)
8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
9. The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
10. The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith
11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling 

12. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K Rowling

Currently working on:
14. Storm Front - Jim Butcher
15. The Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown (NF)
16. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents - Lindsay C. Gibson (NF)

I find that when I'm reading something heavy, or something that requires a lot of processing, it's good to have something lighter on the go at the same time. Read the Dresden Files for the first time last year and loved them, so they're perfect for this purpose!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Nancy on March 07, 2016, 05:07:14 AM
1. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge (finished 1/19). 
2. On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (1/24)
3. Building a Better Teacher, Elizabeth Green (2/2)
4. Living Mindfully, Deborah Schoeberlein David (2/6)
5. Blade of Fortriu, Juliet Marillier (2/15)
6. Well of Shades, Marillier (3/4)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on March 07, 2016, 05:39:10 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)
5-8. Septimus Heap vol 1-4 - Angie Sage (audiobooks - been enjoying these on my comute. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
9-10. Secret Breakers vol 1-2 - H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
11. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (current)
12. Septimus Heap vol 5 - Angie Sage (current)

Also been enjoying a trip down memory lane - read the 17 first Nancy Drew books. Great fun.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MandalayVA on March 07, 2016, 11:41:56 AM
Read so far in 2016:

"Dark Days" by D. Randall Blythe
"The Short Drop" by Matthew Fitzsimmons
"Katherine" by Anya Seton
"The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer
"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" by Felicia Day
"The Blind Side" by Michael Lewis
"The Family Nobody Wanted" by Helen Doss
"A Circle of Children" by Mary MacCracken
"Just A Geek" by Wil Wheaton
"Obsession in Death" by JD Robb
"The Food Lab" by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
"In The Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume
"The Last Girl" by Joe Hart
"Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson
"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey

"The Infinite Sea" by Rick Yancey.  It's definitely a second book in a trilogy.  I didn't like this as much as the first book although it wasn't bad.  It foreshadowed a bit too much and I know I'm going to yell I KNEW IT!! at least twice when I read the third book if it keeps on in the current vein.

"The Death of Santini" by Pat Conroy.  Pat Conroy died on Saturday and as I've read most of the novels he's written I decided to read this in his memory.  I've always loved how he used language, but in his nonfiction works it always seems to be "me against the world" and anyone who disagrees with him is in denial.

@Anje--I have to giggle when I see Cassandra Clare's name, as my first encounter with her was the Very Secret Diaries, which remains some of the funniest stuff I've ever read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 07, 2016, 11:54:11 AM
Also - how do some of you read so much?! I consider myself to be a fast reader but it still takes me a few days to read a 2-300 page book these days and I certainly don't read every day anymore. Are you super readers already FIREd?

Others have already chimed in, but for my part:

1) I read fast.  I always have.  Some material is faster than others (Harry Potter is easier/quicker than Proust). 
2) I read during downtime.  I try to fill in the margins in my day with reading.  My kindle is ALWAYS with me, so if I have five minutes to kill - I read.  It's not unusual to see me reading my kindle while in line at the grocery store, riding the metro, waiting for a bus, at happy hour having a drink (assuming I'm alone, of course).
3) I read several books at once.  I generally have at least 3 books going at a time: non-fiction, fiction, and travel.  Sometimes I have two fiction books going (generally a light, easy, fun read and a more serious literary fiction selection.)
4) I dedicate time to reading.  I  read for about an hour at night before bed.  I also built in half an hour into my morning routine that I generally use for reading (unless I wake up feeling groggy and need the extra sleep). 

Really, for me, it's all about building routines that emphasize reading.  Some people can't imagine going a day without running or watching TV or writing in their journal, I can't imagine a day where I didn't spend time reading.

I've been known to read at a bar in the middle of the day now & again - though mostly to pass the time on vacatuons, esp.  until dad is released from work, in the height of winter in Alaska :) .
I am always listening to an audio book in the car I might add, while reading another book when I can (several hours in the a.m. & later in the evening).
I also read fairly fast I think, though i am interested to know what others of you consider fast. I do about a page a minute for typical fiction. WAY quicker speed reading non-f obviously. Slower probably for denser type material.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 07, 2016, 11:56:15 AM
21. Girl in a Box (Sujata Massey,)

22. If Looks Could Kill (Kate White)
23. A Body to Die for (Kate White)
24. Shimura Trouble
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Tyn on March 09, 2016, 06:03:20 AM

Still haven't started clearing out my bookshelf, the library keeps coming up with things I've put on hold.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on March 09, 2016, 07:17:40 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on March 10, 2016, 09:00:25 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 - Bren 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

Currently reading:
24. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
25. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
26. The Upside of Stress - Kelly McGonigal

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tomita on March 11, 2016, 11:42:53 AM
 from 5 March till now

the lighthouse---by P.D. James
the murder road---by S. Booth
chapter and hearse
stone cold---by C.J. Box
no birds sing---by Jo Bannister
cash landing---by Grippando


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on March 13, 2016, 01:39:27 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 13, 2016, 01:44:58 PM
21. Girl in a Box (Sujata Massey,)

22. If Looks Could Kill (Kate White)
23. A Body to Die for (Kate White)
24. Shimura Trouble

25. Til Death Do Us Part (Kate White) .
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on March 14, 2016, 08:53:25 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
9. The Three-Body Problem -  Liu Cixin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 14, 2016, 10:56:07 PM
21. Girl in a Box (Sujata Massey,)

22. If Looks Could Kill (Kate White)
23. A Body to Die for (Kate White)
24. Shimura Trouble

25. Til Death Do Us Part (Kate White) .

26. Women of the Pleasure Quarters ( Lesley Downer ).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: StarBright on March 15, 2016, 07:18:35 AM
riverffashion - I'm really enjoying it! I tend to fall into such a reading rut with the same couple of genres over and over again. I spent all of last year reading historical fiction and parenting books and was just tired of reading. Then I thought back to a period when I was traveling a lot for work. Every time I was in an airport (usually twice a week) I would ask the airport bookstore cashier for a recommendation and I had a streak where I just read the most awesome (and diverse) things. I still think of it as my magical year of reading.

I'm hoping the book challenge will help me get that feeling again. The research aspect alone is lots of fun for me!







this sounds fun, i want to do this! :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 15, 2016, 12:18:10 PM
riverffashion - I'm really enjoying it! I tend to fall into such a reading rut with the same couple of genres over and over again. I spent all of last year reading historical fiction and parenting books and was just tired of reading. Then I thought back to a period when I was traveling a lot for work. Every time I was in an airport (usually twice a week) I would ask the airport bookstore cashier for a recommendation and I had a streak where I just read the most awesome (and diverse) things. I still think of it as my magical year of reading.

I'm hoping the book challenge will help me get that feeling again. The research aspect alone is lots of fun for me!







this sounds fun, i want to do this! :)

I've decided not to do this particular challenge, but as a result have become interested in seeking other challenges & have decided for example to read more classics. Also looking at top lists for various genres, and finding particular books of interest.
Good fun. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: cautiouspessimist on March 15, 2016, 02:28:51 PM
Huh, interesting challenge. Also, don't understand how some of you know what 'record years' are. I have never counted exactly how many books I read. I know that it was in the hundreds when I was younger. I'll have to sit down and see if I can remember everything in order to work up a list later.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 16, 2016, 12:16:20 AM
Huh, interesting challenge. Also, don't understand how some of you know what 'record years' are. I have never counted exactly how many books I read. I know that it was in the hundreds when I was younger. I'll have to sit down and see if I can remember everything in order to work up a list later.

Last year was the first time I kept track- I was surprised at how much I read! 76. And this year I'm already in the high 20's .
As a kid and teenager I read tons more, like you. I'm wishing I had kept track my whole life, that would be pretty interesting I think. A very loooooong list.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 16, 2016, 12:19:33 AM
21. Girl in a Box (Sujata Massey,)

22. If Looks Could Kill (Kate White)
23. A Body to Die for (Kate White)
24. Shimura Trouble

25. Til Death Do Us Part (Kate White) .

26. Women of the Pleasure Quarters ( Lesley Downer ).

27. Men are Stupid... And They Like Big Boobs (Joan Rivers).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on March 16, 2016, 12:49:35 AM
Huh, interesting challenge. Also, don't understand how some of you know what 'record years' are. I have never counted exactly how many books I read. I know that it was in the hundreds when I was younger. I'll have to sit down and see if I can remember everything in order to work up a list later.

I started keeping a simple Excel file in 2013. I get a nice sense of accomplishment looking back at all the books I've read since then.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: cautiouspessimist on March 17, 2016, 08:41:22 AM
Yeah, if I had only kept track. What a list that would make.

So, here's my list so far this year. At least everything that I can remember for sure. I'll add to it if I come across anything else I finished and forgot about.

1. Soul Hunter - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
2. Question and Answer - Poul Anderson
3. Necromancer - Gordon R. Dickinson
4. I am Slaughter - Dan Abnett
5. Predator, Prey - Rob Sanders
6. Arrows of the Queen*
7. Arrow's Flight*
8. Arrow's Fall*

*technically these are an omnibus, but they're three separate books, so I'm counting them.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: StarBright on March 17, 2016, 11:01:07 AM

I've been having trouble picking out books and diversifying my reading so I'm going to use the 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
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


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on March 18, 2016, 08:29:15 PM
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 - Bren 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

Currently reading:
27. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
28. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
29. The Black Swan - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
30. An Embarrassment of Mangoes - Ann Vanderhoof
31. The Art of Non-Conformity - Chris Guillebeau
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 19, 2016, 03:44:43 AM
1. War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
2. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K.Rowling
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling 
6. Small Space, Big Harvest (NF)
7. Whole30 (NF)
8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
9. The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
10. The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith
11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling 
12. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K Rowling
14. Storm Front - Jim Butcher

15. The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss
16. Fool Moon - Jim Butcher
17. Grave Peril - Jim Butcher
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on March 19, 2016, 11:39:17 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 19, 2016, 06:44:46 PM
21. Girl in a Box (Sujata Massey,)

22. If Looks Could Kill (Kate White)
23. A Body to Die for (Kate White)
24. Shimura Trouble

25. Til Death Do Us Part (Kate White) .

26. Women of the Pleasure Quarters ( Lesley Downer ).

27. Men are Stupid... And They Like Big Boobs (Joan Rivers).

28. Servants of the Storm (Delilah S. Dawson).
Interesting premise, original- teen fiction (sci-fi horror more like).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Reader on March 19, 2016, 08:21:02 PM
1. The Anatomy of Story by John Truby - Good book on story structure, very detailed. (Jan 6)
2. Selfish Reasons to have more kids by Bryan Caplan - An interesting take on parenting. (Jan 7)
3. How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis - Very good entrepreneurial tips from someone who actually managed to get rich (Jan 9)
4. Everyday Charisma by Patrick King - Kinda meh, but short at least (Jan 10)
5. 21 Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell - Pretty good, although some are kind of repetitive (Jan 10)
6. Pimp by Iceberg Slim - Illuminating about a lifestyle I knew very little about (Jan 10)
7. Needful Things by Stephen King - Reread of a book I read in high school (Jan 22)
8. Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts- Very detailed biography, interesting to see how he rose  to emperor (Jan 23)
9. What Color is Your Parachute?2016 by Dick Bolles - Great if you're job hunting or thinking of a career change (Jan 26)
10. The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell - Similar ideas to "21 Laws" but good complement (Jan 26)
11. The Everything Store by Brad Stone - History of Amazon.com, good if slightly sensationalist (Jan 26)
12. Slan by A.E. van Vogt - Reread of a book I read about years ago. Classic golden age Sci-Fi (Jan 28)
13. The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump and Tony Schwartz - Trump hasn't changed much since 1987 (Feb 3)
14. Four Colors Suffice by Robin Wilson - Readable general audience book on the Four Color Theorem in mathematics (Feb 4)
15. Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock - How Google does HR. Interesting but a bit fluffy (Feb 6)
16. The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua - Well drawn Comic about Ada Lovelace (Feb 7)
17. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson (Feb 7)
18. The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People by Dan Buettner (Feb 7)
19. How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg - Essentially how Google sees the world (Feb 9)
20. Stress Test by Tim Geithner - Interesting first hand account, must read for anyone who cares about econ policy (Feb 13)
21. The Big Short by Michael Lewis - Very well written and relatively short (Feb 16)
22. I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards (Feb 22)
23. Skunkworks by Ben R. Rich and Leo Janos - Fascinating history of the legendary Lockheed Skunk Works (Feb 24)
24. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo - Life changing!(seriously) (Feb 26)
25. Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough - Interesting parts but kind of meh for me. (Feb 28)
26. How I found freedom in an Unfree world by Harry Brown - Provocative although a bit repetitive (Feb 29)
27. The Little Book that still beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt - Odd little book, rather simplistic (March 2)
28. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris - EXCELLENT! Must read for biography/history buffs (March 6)
29. The Courage to Act by Ben S. Bernanke - Good complement to other recession books, though a bit dry at times (March 9)
30. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - WOW! Beautiful meditation on death and meaning (March 12)
31. The Greatest Trade Ever by Gregory Zuckerman - Same story as The Big Short but with different characters (March 15)
32. Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance by Perry Mehrling - Intense biography of finance legend (March 17)
33. Fortune's Formula by William Poundstone - Fascinating history of the Kelly formula for investing and gambling (March 18)
34.  Pricing the Future by George G Szpiro - history of financial options (March 19)
thanks for the list and the spiffy reviews! how long does it take you to read a book? your reading speed is amazing!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: cautiouspessimist on March 21, 2016, 07:22:28 AM
Yeah, if I had only kept track. What a list that would make.

So, here's my list so far this year. At least everything that I can remember for sure. I'll add to it if I come across anything else I finished and forgot about.

1. Soul Hunter - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
2. Question and Answer - Poul Anderson
3. Necromancer - Gordon R. Dickinson
4. I am Slaughter - Dan Abnett
5. Predator, Prey - Rob Sanders
6. Arrows of the Queen* -Mercedes Lackey
7. Arrow's Flight* -Mercedes Lackey
8. Arrow's Fall* -Mercedes Lackey

*technically these are an omnibus, but they're three separate books, so I'm counting them.

9. Magic's Pawn* - Mercedes Lackey
10. The Emperor Expects - Gav Thorpe
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on March 21, 2016, 08:29:49 PM
1.  Golden Age by Jane Smiley  (the last book of her trilogy) (Jan 2)
2.  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith (I love his heroine from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)
3.  The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows (she co-authored the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I enjoyed that one so I thought I would try this)
4.  An Island Christmas (I'm a sucker for holiday fiction)
5.  Dishing the Dirt by MC Beaton (light mystery series by British author)
6.  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (I really enjoyed this after I finally got into it.  Requested a couple of his other books from the library)
7.  The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar Mazzeo  Wow, full of inaccuracies.  Could be an interesting book but so full of errors that it made all of the information suspect.
8.  The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman (requested this from the library based on this thread - thanks!).
9.  The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman (#2 in the Sally Lockhart series).  Already requested the 3rd in the series. (Feb 25)
10. The Girl on the Train (March 1)
11. The Map Thief by Michael Blanding (March 12)
12. The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman (the last in the Sally Lockhart series) (March 16)

Currently reading Paris at the End of the World by John Baxter
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 21, 2016, 11:24:15 PM
Mom & I hav decided at my prompting to do a book club just the two of us for now. Exciting now to think about which books. We will alternate selection, while okaying each one. We will discuss once a month.
So I will of course keep reading all my other books & listening to audio in the car. Should be fun .
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Tyn on March 22, 2016, 06:00:05 AM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jch053 on March 22, 2016, 02:27:22 PM
1. True Grit - Charles Portis
2. The Infernal City - Greg Keyes
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: EuroGap on March 22, 2016, 03:03:29 PM
Great thread. Posting to join in on the challenge and to get tips for new books.

Rounded off 2015 by reading "And the Mountains Echoed" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Housseini. Wonderful.

This years tally:

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)

Currently reading "The Angel's Game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Carolina on My Mind on March 22, 2016, 04:51:28 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 (in progress)

Aside:  I hadn't planned to binge on the Harry Potter books.  I just wanted to read one of 'em because I felt like a cultural illiterate never having read them or seen the movies.  I'd always written them off as kiddie books.  But once I started I kinda got hooked!  And I see I'm not the only one here who's reading them this year.

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on March 23, 2016, 01:58:39 PM
Joining in late! Not sure I'll hit 50, I'm a ways behind some of you. Definitely looking to up my reading this year though.

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)

Currently Reading:
1. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
2. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (all 49 hours on audiobook, yikes!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Miskatonic on March 23, 2016, 02:13:57 PM
Off to a slow start, but I'm in!

Completed:
1. The Man in the High Castle
2. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
3. Eat & Run

Currently reading:
The Millionaire Next Door
The Martian
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on March 23, 2016, 03:23:52 PM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on March 23, 2016, 05:41:24 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 23, 2016, 06:09:05 PM
21. Girl in a Box (Sujata Massey,)

22. If Looks Could Kill (Kate White)
23. A Body to Die for (Kate White)
24. Shimura Trouble

25. Til Death Do Us Part (Kate White) .

26. Women of the Pleasure Quarters ( Lesley Downer ).

27. Men are Stupid... And They Like Big Boobs (Joan Rivers).



28. Servants of the Storm (Delilah S. Dawson).
Interesting premise, original- teen fiction (sci-fi horror more like).

29. Legally Blonde (book #5 Bailey Weggins Mystery)
30. Go Big or Go Home (Kat Von D)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 23, 2016, 10:55:42 PM
31.This Book is Overdue! (Marilyn Johnson)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Carolina on My Mind on March 24, 2016, 10:29:04 AM


Aside:  I hadn't planned to binge on the Harry Potter books.  I just wanted to read one of 'em because I felt like a cultural illiterate never having read them or seen the movies.  I'd always written them off as kiddie books.  But once I started I kinda got hooked!  And I see I'm not the only one here who's reading them this year.

They're so good! I read them all when they first came out... I am thinking about re-reading them all this year, but there are so many OTHER books that I also want to read ;)  You're about to get to my fave of the series, book 5 - The Order of the Phoenix. I loved the tone of that book, and the major world-building/expanding that happens in it.

Heading to the library today to pick that one up!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on March 24, 2016, 02:51:50 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)

How did you like Unwind? I'm a big fan of YA literature. I thought that book was terrifying. I don't think I'll ever get the unwind scene out of my head.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Splashncash on March 25, 2016, 06:26:40 AM

8.  The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman (requested this from the library based on this thread - thanks!).
9.  The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman (#2 in the Sally Lockhart series).  Already requested the 3rd in the series. (Feb 25)

12. The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman (the last in the Sally Lockhart series) (March 16)

Currently reading Paris at the End of the World by John Baxter

So glad you're reading the Sally Lockhart books!

And really enjoying them.  Never would have found them without this thread.  Did you read the last one, the one that doesn't really include Sally but centers on Adalaide, Becky, and Jim?  My county library system doesn't seem to carry it and I can't decide how much effort to put into trying to get it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 25, 2016, 10:34:12 AM
31.This Book is Overdue! (Marilyn Johnson)

32. Rooms (Lauren Oliver)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on March 26, 2016, 09:04:09 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. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on March 26, 2016, 08:50:17 PM
Quote from: jengod
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on March 27, 2016, 03:48:01 PM
Slowly making progress

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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on March 27, 2016, 03:57:57 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: cautiouspessimist on March 28, 2016, 06:33:37 AM
Yeah, if I had only kept track. What a list that would make.

So, here's my list so far this year. At least everything that I can remember for sure. I'll add to it if I come across anything else I finished and forgot about.

1. Soul Hunter - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
2. Question and Answer - Poul Anderson
3. Necromancer - Gordon R. Dickinson
4. I am Slaughter - Dan Abnett
5. Predator, Prey - Rob Sanders
6. Arrows of the Queen* -Mercedes Lackey
7. Arrow's Flight* -Mercedes Lackey
8. Arrow's Fall* -Mercedes Lackey

*technically these are an omnibus, but they're three separate books, so I'm counting them.

9. Magic's Pawn* - Mercedes Lackey
10. The Emperor Expects - Gav Thorpe

11. Magic's Promise* - Mercedes Lackey

I know it seems kind of slow, but I'm actually working on 6 books at the moment, so I should be adding a few more here shortly.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on March 28, 2016, 03:37:53 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 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 (really didn't care for this one)
17. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (current)
18. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (Current, a great read)

Also been enjoying a trip down memory lane - read the 17 first Nancy Drew books. Great fun.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 28, 2016, 03:42:11 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 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 (really didn't care for this one)
17. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (current)
18. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (Current, a great read)

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

Yes! Children's & teen books- some really interesting stuff. Esp the sci-fi type, very original.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: cautiouspessimist on March 29, 2016, 07:01:29 AM
Yeah, if I had only kept track. What a list that would make.

So, here's my list so far this year. At least everything that I can remember for sure. I'll add to it if I come across anything else I finished and forgot about.

1. Soul Hunter - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
2. Question and Answer - Poul Anderson
3. Necromancer - Gordon R. Dickinson
4. I am Slaughter - Dan Abnett
5. Predator, Prey - Rob Sanders
6. Arrows of the Queen* -Mercedes Lackey
7. Arrow's Flight* -Mercedes Lackey
8. Arrow's Fall* -Mercedes Lackey

*technically these are an omnibus, but they're three separate books, so I'm counting them.

9. Magic's Pawn* - Mercedes Lackey
10. The Emperor Expects - Gav Thorpe

11. Magic's Promise* - Mercedes Lackey

I know it seems kind of slow, but I'm actually working on 6 books at the moment, so I should be adding a few more here shortly.

12. Magic's Price* - ML

With that I finish the two Valdemar omnibuses (omnibi?).

Anje, I can't seem to find a book titled 'the black viking' by that author. What's it about?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on March 29, 2016, 03:15:38 PM
Yeah, if I had only kept track. What a list that would make.

So, here's my list so far this year. At least everything that I can remember for sure. I'll add to it if I come across anything else I finished and forgot about.

1. Soul Hunter - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
2. Question and Answer - Poul Anderson
3. Necromancer - Gordon R. Dickinson
4. I am Slaughter - Dan Abnett
5. Predator, Prey - Rob Sanders
6. Arrows of the Queen* -Mercedes Lackey
7. Arrow's Flight* -Mercedes Lackey
8. Arrow's Fall* -Mercedes Lackey

*technically these are an omnibus, but they're three separate books, so I'm counting them.

9. Magic's Pawn* - Mercedes Lackey
10. The Emperor Expects - Gav Thorpe

11. Magic's Promise* - Mercedes Lackey

I know it seems kind of slow, but I'm actually working on 6 books at the moment, so I should be adding a few more here shortly.

12. Magic's Price* - ML

With that I finish the two Valdemar omnibuses (omnibi?).

Anje, I can't seem to find a book titled 'the black viking' by that author. What's it about?
It's an autobiography (of sorts, it speculates in a academic way about what we do and can know) about Geirmund Heljarskinn, one of the first Viking settlers on Iceland. I'm fairly sure it hasn't yet been translated into English yet, but I assume it will be - it has sold well here.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: cautiouspessimist on March 30, 2016, 06:57:47 AM
Ah, makes sense. I did find a book titled 'the black viking', but it was written in the 70s (IIRC) and is a fictional book about an african who finds himself living as a viking. Also sounds interesting.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on March 30, 2016, 02:35:34 PM
31.This Book is Overdue! (Marilyn Johnson)

32. Rooms (Lauren Oliver)

33. So Pretty it Hurts (Bailey Weggins Mystery #6)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: cautiouspessimist on April 01, 2016, 07:45:02 AM


So, here's my list so far this year. At least everything that I can remember for sure. I'll add to it if I come across anything else I finished and forgot about.

1. Soul Hunter - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
2. Question and Answer - Poul Anderson
3. Necromancer - Gordon R. Dickinson
4. I am Slaughter - Dan Abnett
5. Predator, Prey - Rob Sanders
6. Arrows of the Queen* -Mercedes Lackey
7. Arrow's Flight* -Mercedes Lackey
8. Arrow's Fall* -Mercedes Lackey
9. Magic's Pawn* - Mercedes Lackey
10. The Emperor Expects - Gav Thorpe
11. Magic's Promise* - Mercedes Lackey
12. Magic's Price* - ML

*technically these are omnibuses, but they were originally published as separate books, so I'm counting them.

Cleaned up the quotes a bit.

13. Brightly Burning - ML
14. Libriomancer - Jim C Hines
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on April 02, 2016, 10:53:34 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. 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 (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 (current)
20. "All you want to know about Economics but never dared ask" (current)

Also been enjoying a trip down memory lane - read the 17 first Nancy Drew books. Great fun.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: www.montanahappy.com on April 02, 2016, 06:16:37 PM
I'm determined to go through all my books - read them and keep only the ones I totally love.  The two books I've read so far this year are:

1) The Feast Nearby - love this book, it's about budgeting $40 a week for food from a food writer
2) Choosing Simplicity

Now instead of television, I will be reading all the books I have piled around. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza on April 03, 2016, 07:50:08 PM
41. A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn (3/2) ****
42. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith (3/7) ****
43. Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson (3/11) ** [audiobook]
44. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis (3/13) ***
45. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (3/14) ****
46. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (3/16) ***
47. Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok (3/18) ***
48. The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith (3/18) ***
49. Take the Cannoli by Sarah Vowell (3/23) ***
50. Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg (3/25) ****
51. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith (3/28) ***
52. Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney (3/30) ***
53. Refund by Karen Bender (3/30) ***
54. Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson (4/3) ****
55. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade (4/3) ***
56. New York City: A Food Biography by Andrew Smith (4/3) **
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Tyn on April 04, 2016, 04:05:36 AM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: cautiouspessimist on April 04, 2016, 07:48:01 AM
@eliza: Looks like you had a productive weekend.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on April 04, 2016, 08:32:28 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 - Bren 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



Currently reading:
31. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
32. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
33. An Embarrassment of Mangoes - Ann Vanderhoof
34. Wild by Nature - Sarah Marquis
35. Expedition Canoeing - Cliff Jacobson
36. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: StarBright on April 04, 2016, 09:19:22 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on April 05, 2016, 11:02:32 PM
Quote from: jengod
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: asauer 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!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Vanguards and Lentils 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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 )
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eljay 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Sailor Sam 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 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 - Bren 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on April 15, 2016, 10:01:04 AM
Cookie 78- what does the - bolding - signify?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Travis 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on April 19, 2016, 11:02:41 PM
Quote from: jengod
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


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: StarBright 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

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: StarBright 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eliza 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 (https://medium.com/life-learning/the-reading-habits-of-ultra-successful-people-d565b26f15f5#.5fd8qmeww)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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 (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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: EuroGap 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on April 24, 2016, 10:57:44 PM
Quote from: jengod
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on April 25, 2016, 03:07:12 PM
40. Hush (Kate white)
41. Stormy Weather (Carl hiaasen)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 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 - Bren 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on April 30, 2016, 05:57:56 PM
40. Hush (Kate white)
41. Stormy Weather (Carl hiaasen)
42. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on May 05, 2016, 02:35:48 PM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: eljay 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: savedough 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... 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on May 09, 2016, 07:10:28 PM
Quote from: jengod
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 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 - Bren 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

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: savedough 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: RentSeeking 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MgoSam on May 11, 2016, 10:26:47 AM
Didn't realize this was on there, I'll post my list later on today.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: StarBright 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!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: aFrugalFather on May 11, 2016, 05:29:54 PM
I personally thought girl on the train was just "meh" 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on May 12, 2016, 01:38:21 PM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Carolina on My Mind 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)

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on May 14, 2016, 06:19:30 PM

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

FTMFW
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: bigalsmith101 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!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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.....
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: TheMoneyWizard 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!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on May 18, 2016, 10:25:18 PM
Quote from: jengod
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: RuntoFIRE 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cardinal12 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 :-)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron 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!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: savedough 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tomita 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 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 - Bren 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

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Stachey 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MgoSam 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on June 16, 2016, 10:59:27 PM
I went through my bookshelf and donated about a dozen outright and hav 15 to read (or donate) after my current read from the shelf.
Hav not been reading nearly as Much as I was which is fine. I am with family a lot now, where I am needed. I'm almost 50 books anyway 😺
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on June 18, 2016, 08:17:01 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
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
20. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
21. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on June 22, 2016, 07:01:28 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
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on June 22, 2016, 07:05:00 AM
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)
31. Way Station by Clifford Simak (6/22)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on June 23, 2016, 08:19:12 PM
Quote from: jengod
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. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin & H. Luke Shaefer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Diniecita on June 23, 2016, 08:53:06 PM
I keep track of all the books I read on goodreads.com I love that site. I am doing the reading challenge for 2016 as I did in 2015. I am pledged to read 100 books. As of today, I am at 35. I'd say I'm definitely on track to read 50 books this year. I have 4 siting on the end table right now from the library. If you want to see what I've been reading you can check out my goodreads.com profile https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16775571-stephanie-johnson (ftp://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16775571-stephanie-johnson)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on June 24, 2016, 02:28:29 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. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
12-14. Secret Breakers vol 1-3 by H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
15-17. The Luck Uglies 1-3 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
18. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
21-22. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
23. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
24-26. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
27. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
28. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
29. "All you want to know about Economics but never dared ask" (current)
30. Uprooted by Naomi Novik (current)
31. Indoor kitchen gardening by Elizabeth Millard (current, and completely out of season but very informative)
32. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefwater (audiobook, current)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on June 25, 2016, 10:04:31 AM
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)
31. Way Station by Clifford Simak (6/22)
32. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (6/25)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on June 25, 2016, 02:13:14 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
20. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
21. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
22. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on June 28, 2016, 08:40:48 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 - Bren 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
50. The Lost Art of Finding Our Way - John Edward Huth
51. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield
52. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
53. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
54. Down the Wild River North - Constance Helmericks

Currently reading:
55. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
56. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
57. Expedition Canoeing: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America - Cliff Jacobson
58. Scraping Heaven: A Family's Journey Along the Continental Divide - Cindy Ross
59. Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping - Bill Mason
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on June 29, 2016, 12:38:12 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
15. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
16. Olympos - Dan Simmons
17. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tomita on June 29, 2016, 09:02:38 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
7. There's trouble brewing
8. Outrage by A Indridason
9. Mycroft Holmes
10.Hypothermia: A Indridason
11.Widow's tears by SW Albert
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on June 30, 2016, 05:53:54 AM
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)
31. Way Station by Clifford Simak (6/22)
32. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (6/25)
33. End of Watch by Stephen King (6/29)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on July 02, 2016, 02:39:29 PM
50. Runaways by V.C. Andrews (a reread from my youth, also one off my bookshelf).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on July 04, 2016, 09:34:32 AM
Slowly trucking along.

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

12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on July 05, 2016, 03:28:10 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. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
12-14. Secret Breakers vol 1-3 by H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
15-17. The Luck Uglies 1-3 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
18. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
21-22. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
23. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
24-26. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
27. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
28. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
29. Indoor kitchen gardening by Elizabeth Millard (very informative)
30. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobook)
31. "All you want to know about Economics but never dared ask" (current)
32. Uprooted by Naomi Novik (current)
33. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobook, current)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: savedough on July 08, 2016, 09:56:14 AM
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
Jun - 29.  Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
30. Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris
31.  Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
32.  Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

My reading slows down in the summer as I spend more time outside, traveling (and I don't read much on vacation), putting up the harvest and staying outside late.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on July 08, 2016, 10:25:03 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
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Jeremy E. on July 08, 2016, 08:18:32 PM
Just got A simple path to wealth by JL Collins, will only be like my 10th book to read this year? So I'm definitely not going to be aiming for 50.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: StarBright on July 09, 2016, 07:03:36 AM
So long since I updated - I'm going to have to log some major reading to complete this list by Dec 31. I have 19 more books to complete this month - not going to happen, but I'll give it my best!


 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. Apparently there was also a 4th book- Extras - read that too
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 - You before Me by Jojo Moyes and Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children (can't remember the author). I genuinely enjoyed Miss Peregrine's and will read the rest of the series and the Moyes was sort of fun in that it weirdly inverted the Manic Pixie Dreamgirl trope - but I don't know if it did that on purpose
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book - All Joy No Fun by Jennifer Senior
14. A book you can finish in a day - In a dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware
15. A book written by a celebrity - Mindy Kaling Is everybody Hanging Out without Me?
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 The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
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 The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory
35. An autobiography Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on July 10, 2016, 12:12:22 AM
50. Runaways by V.C. Andrews (a reread from my youth, also one off my bookshelf).
51. Murder in Paradise (Kate William)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on July 12, 2016, 01:34:42 PM
50. Runaways by V.C. Andrews (a reread from my youth, also one off my bookshelf).
51. Murder in Paradise (Kate William)
52. Galapagos (Kurt Vonnegut)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on July 14, 2016, 02:21:18 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
15. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
16. Olympos - Dan Simmons
17. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
21. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on July 14, 2016, 06:17:25 PM
50. Runaways by V.C. Andrews (a reread from my youth, also one off my bookshelf).
51. Murder in Paradise (Kate William)
52. Galapagos (Kurt Vonnegut)
53. Falling (Christopher Pike)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on July 16, 2016, 09:21:06 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
19. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
20. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
21. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
22. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley

23. How not to die by Michael Greger
24. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on July 19, 2016, 06:17:52 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
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
21. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
22. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on July 19, 2016, 01:20:26 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick

13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on July 19, 2016, 07:30:10 PM
First 50
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2016/msg1134955/#msg1134955

51. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield
52. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
53. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
54. Down the Wild River North - Constance Helmericks
55. Scraping Heaven: A Family's Journey Along the Continental Divide - Cindy Ross
56. The Water Is Wide: A Memoir - Pat Conroy
57. Victory of Eagles - Naomi Novik

58. Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping - Bill Mason


Currently reading:
59. Your Money or your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence - Vicki Robin
60. The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy - Various Authors
61. The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
62. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - Patricia B. McConnell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on July 20, 2016, 02:36:45 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. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
12-14. Secret Breakers vol 1-3 by H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
15-17. The Luck Uglies 1-3 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
18. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
21-22. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
23. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
24-26. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
27. Meet me in Atlantis by Mark Adams (audiobook)
28. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
29. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
30. Indoor kitchen gardening by Elizabeth Millard (very informative)
31. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobook)
32. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
33. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobook)
34. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobook, current)
35. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (current)
36. "All you want to know about Economics but never dared ask" (current)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on July 20, 2016, 11:45:09 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
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

Getting ready to start Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: EuroGap on July 21, 2016, 03:27:15 AM
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
9. The Partner - John Grisham
10. The Racketeer - John Grisham
11. Something Rotten - Jasper Fforde (reread)
12. First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde (reread)
13. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

Currently reading Ghostwritten by David Mitchell. I have no aim at reaching 50, just to read more in general.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on July 21, 2016, 06:47:45 AM
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)
31. Way Station by Clifford Simak (6/22)
32. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (6/25)
33. End of Watch by Stephen King (6/29)
34.  Amped by Douglas Richards (7/19)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: EuroGap on July 21, 2016, 10:37:49 AM
Forgot one

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
9. The Partner - John Grisham
10. The Racketeer - John Grisham
11. Something Rotten - Jasper Fforde (reread)
12. First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde (reread)
13. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
14. The Woman who Died a Lot - Jasper Fforde
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: mizzourah2006 on July 21, 2016, 11:08:52 AM
I don't think I'm going to get to 50 this year. Here is where I am now.

1. A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin
2. The Wright Brothers - David McCullough
3. The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
4. Gray Mountain - John Grisham
5. Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
6. Memory Man - David Baldacci
7. The Martian - Andy Weir
8. Basic Keelboat - US Sailing Association
9. A Walk Across America - Peter Jenkins
10. The Single Best Investment - Lowell Miller
11. Fooled by Randomness - Nicholas Nassim Taleb
12. Margin of Safety: Seth Klarman
13. Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
14. I Didn't Know I Could Do That - Tony Perrone
15. The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
16. City of Thieves - David Benioff
17. The Arm: Inside the Billion Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports - Jeff Passan
18. Purity - Jonathan Franzen
19. A Dance with Dragons - George R.R. Martin


I decided to focus more on page #s rather than # of books. This way I could read what I wanted to read instead of focusing on books I could finish in a week. So I switched to shooting for 16k pages, which would be an average of a 320 page book per week.

Now reading: Nexus - Ramez Naam
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on July 21, 2016, 01:55:48 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
20. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
21. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
22. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
23. How not to die by Michael Greger
24. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
25.  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on July 21, 2016, 09:23:03 PM
50. Runaways by V.C. Andrews (a reread from my youth, also one off my bookshelf).
51. Murder in Paradise (Kate William)
52. Galapagos (Kurt Vonnegut)
53. Falling (Christopher Pike)
54. The Heart of the Canyon (Elisabeth Hyde)
55. The Diviners (Libba Bray)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on July 22, 2016, 04:23:42 PM
For anyone interested in a young adult fiction author, Libba Bray is excellent IMO. She is able to write in different genres and different time periods quite well. She has written about a dozen or so books, among which, there are two trilogies.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on July 23, 2016, 12:52:30 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke

14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: StarBright on July 23, 2016, 03:51:36 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. Apparently there was also a 4th book- Extras - read that too
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 - You before Me by Jojo Moyes and Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children (can't remember the author). I genuinely enjoyed Miss Peregrine's and will read the rest of the series and the Moyes was sort of fun in that it weirdly inverted the Manic Pixie Dreamgirl trope - but I don't know if it did that on purpose
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book - All Joy No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting by Jennifer Senior - great book. Was in the self help section at my library but not really a self help book.

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine - no good. Lots of bland and contradictory tips for being a mom , ie "stop trying to do it all", "Manage the Homefront", and "Discipline is not a bad word" - homemaker advice from a Christian perspective - not my jam.

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 City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence - about the largest refugee camp in the world (in Kenya) - sad but well structured book about two generations of refugees who seem to be forgotten by the rest of world
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 The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - surprisingly well written chick lit by the authors of one of my favorite blogs.

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on July 23, 2016, 08:50:15 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

26. Rich Kid, Smart Kid by Robert Kiyosaki --> a very worthy financial-awareness review text for a grownup as well, intersects nicely with a lot of the unschooling philosophy I've read as well.
27. Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money by Robert Kiyosaki
28. Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
29. Finding Dollars for Family Fun: Creating Happy Memories on a Budget by Gwen Weising
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on July 24, 2016, 05:54:55 PM

14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This one of my all-time favourite books!

Excellent book
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on July 24, 2016, 06:02:24 PM
50. Runaways by V.C. Andrews (a reread from my youth, also one off my bookshelf).
51. Murder in Paradise (Kate William)
52. Galapagos (Kurt Vonnegut)
53. Falling (Christopher Pike)
54. The Heart of the Canyon (Elisabeth Hyde)
55. The Diviners (Libba Bray)
56. J-Cat & Other Stories (Charlie Souby)
I am editing this 200 page book, in addition to the beginning chapters (so far) of another book by the same author, this.one a novel.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Travis on July 27, 2016, 02:22:48 PM
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)

Still need to read The Generals and Your Money or your Life.  Got interrupted by about 600 pages of professional journal articles since May. If I added those to this counter I'd be up to #30.  Adding the Big Short and Margin Call after reading the thread down in the Reading section.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: savedough on July 31, 2016, 09:47:33 PM
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
Jun - 29.  Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
30. Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris
31.  Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
32.  Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Jul- 33. Stuart Little by E.B. White
34.  The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
35.  Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire by Murry A. Taylor
36.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel
 If I don't count the chapter books I read aloud to my children (and believe me, I don't count all of them since we've read about 20 Magic Treehouse books this year - I only count those that I picked for our bedtime reading), I'm at 30 for the year.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: aFrugalFather on August 01, 2016, 10:23:22 PM
19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)

I couldn't find any info on these, are they available in English?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on August 02, 2016, 01:29:19 PM
50. Runaways by V.C. Andrews (a reread from my youth, also one off my bookshelf).
51. Murder in Paradise (Kate William)
52. Galapagos (Kurt Vonnegut)
53. Falling (Christopher Pike)
54. The Heart of the Canyon (Elisabeth Hyde)
55. The Diviners (Libba Bray)
56. J-Cat & Other Stories (Charlie Souby)
I am editing this 200 page book, in addition to the beginning chapters (so far) of another book by the same author, this.one a novel.
57. The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Mrs WW on August 03, 2016, 09:02:38 AM
My goal was 26 for the year.. Better start some serious reading!
In no specific order, my reads for 2016, so far:

1. Svetlana Alexievich - wars unwomanly face
2. Jean M Auel - the land of the painted caves
3. Richard McGill - Omamori
4. Haruki Murakami - the colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
5. Garrison Keiller - Lake Wobegon days
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on August 03, 2016, 11:03:09 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
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

Currently reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on August 04, 2016, 07:13:59 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. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
12-14. Secret Breakers vol 1-3 by H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
15-17. The Luck Uglies 1-3 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
18. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
21-22. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
23. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
24-26. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
27. Meet me in Atlantis by Mark Adams (audiobook)
28. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
29. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
30. Indoor kitchen gardening by Elizabeth Millard (very informative)
31. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobook)
32. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
33. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobook)
34. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobook)
35. The Fog Diver by Joel N Ross
36. The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth by Katherine Woodfine
37. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (current)
38. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobook, current)
39. "All you want to know about Economics but never dared ask" (current)

19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)

I couldn't find any info on these, are they available in English?
I'm afraid not. The first I do believe will (eventually) be translated. The last I imagine never will, even though it makes for a very informative and not-dull read on economics.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on August 09, 2016, 11:16:51 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
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
24. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (not really) (also not impressed)

Currently reading American Heiress
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on August 10, 2016, 12:14:55 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on August 15, 2016, 09:54:20 AM
50. Runaways by V.C. Andrews (a reread from my youth, also one off my bookshelf).
51. Murder in Paradise (Kate William)
52. Galapagos (Kurt Vonnegut)
53. Falling (Christopher Pike)
54. The Heart of the Canyon (Elisabeth Hyde)
55. The Diviners (Libba Bray)
56. J-Cat & Other Stories (Charlie Souby)
I am editing this 200 page book, in addition to the beginning chapters (so far) of another book by the same author, this.one a novel.
57. The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
58. Cream Puff Murder (Joanne Fluke)
59. Whisper of Death (Christopher Pike)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on August 15, 2016, 11:17:50 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
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
24. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (not really) (also not impressed)
25. A Southern Belle Primer by Maryln Schwartz
26. American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Mrs WW on August 15, 2016, 02:46:27 PM
My goal was 26 for the year.. Better start some serious reading!
In no specific order, my reads for 2016, so far:

1. Svetlana Alexievich - wars unwomanly face
2. Jean M Auel - the land of the painted caves
3. Richard McGill - Omamori
4. Haruki Murakami - the colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
5. Garrison Keiller - Lake Wobegon days

6. Dancing at the Harvest Moon
7&8 Kristina Ohlsson - Lotus Blues & Mios Blues
9. Ildefonso Falcones - the Barefoot Queen (cant seem to get through this one)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on August 16, 2016, 05:22:32 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)
31. Way Station by Clifford Simak (6/22)
32. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (6/25)
33. End of Watch by Stephen King (6/29)
34.  Amped by Douglas Richards (7/19)
35. Darknet by Matthew Mather (8/16)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on August 18, 2016, 08:32:47 PM
60. Whisper of Death (Christopher Pike)
61. Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on August 19, 2016, 03:41:27 PM
I've been making an effort this year to have at least 50% of the books I read be by women - as it currently stands, I am at 27/43 or 63%....

Nothing against male authors of course, I just noticed that in previous years I predominantly read books by (often white) men (eg: I've had goals in previous years to read a lot of classics from the 18th/19th/early 20th c.). Trying to include a wider range of more diverse voices this time around.

Anyone else have similar goals?

Yes. I want to read a more diverse set of American authors. I'm mostly not reading non-US authors this year, but a few Brits have slipped in. Keeping a list helped me notice that I wanted to read more science-oriented books, so I added some.

In 2017, I might focus more on non-US authors.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on August 20, 2016, 04:23:59 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker

16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on August 20, 2016, 04:37:32 PM
I'm at 38 books now. After I saw this thread, I calculated that I might be able to reach 50 by the end of this year. We'll see.

=-)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on August 21, 2016, 12:42:03 AM
60. Road to Nowhere (Christopher Pike)
61. Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
62. The Star Group (Christopher Pike)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on August 21, 2016, 09:28:14 PM
First 50
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2016/msg1134955/#msg1134955

51. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield
52. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
53. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
54. Down the Wild River North - Constance Helmericks
55. Scraping Heaven: A Family's Journey Along the Continental Divide - Cindy Ross
56. The Water Is Wide: A Memoir - Pat Conroy
57. Victory of Eagles - Naomi Novik
58. Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping - Bill Mason
59. Your Money or your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence - Vicki Robin
60. The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
61. In the Labrynth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent - Marie Brennan
62. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - Patricia B. McConnell
63. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck
64. The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: a Math-free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World - James Kakalios (audiobook)


Currently reading:
65. The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy - Various Authors
66. Orienteering: the Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques - Ian Bratt
67. Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration - David Roberts (audiobook)
68. Wilderness Navigation: Finding your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & Gps - Bob Burns
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Mrs WW on August 22, 2016, 12:25:22 PM
My goal was 26 for the year.. Better start some serious reading!
In no specific order, my reads for 2016, so far:

1. Svetlana Alexievich - wars unwomanly face
2. Jean M Auel - the land of the painted caves
3. Richard McGill - Omamori
4. Haruki Murakami - the colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
5. Garrison Keiller - Lake Wobegon days

6. Dancing at the Harvest Moon
7&8 Kristina Ohlsson - Lotus Blues & Mios Blues
9. Ildefonso Falcones - the Barefoot Queen (cant seem to get through this one)

10. Majgull Axelsson - Jag heter inte Miriam (really good book)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: mizzourah2006 on August 22, 2016, 01:15:08 PM
 A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin
2. The Wright Brothers - David McCullough
3. The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
4. Gray Mountain - John Grisham
5. Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
6. Memory Man - David Baldacci
7. The Martian - Andy Weir
8. Basic Keelboat - US Sailing Association
9. A Walk Across America - Peter Jenkins
10. The Single Best Investment - Lowell Miller
11. Fooled by Randomness - Nicholas Nassim Taleb
12. Margin of Safety: Seth Klarman
13. Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
14. I Didn't Know I Could Do That - Tony Perrone
15. The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
16. City of Thieves - David Benioff
17. The Arm: Inside the Billion Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports - Jeff Passan
18. Purity - Jonathan Franzen
19. A Dance with Dragons - George R.R. Martin
20. Blood on Snow - Jo Nesbo
21. The Girl on the Train -  Paula Hawkins
22. Nexus - Ramez Naam
23. The Son - Jo Nesbo
24. Red Rising - Pierce Brown
25. Authentic Happiness - Martin Seligman
26. The Golden Son - Pierce Brown
27. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
28. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on August 22, 2016, 04:07:15 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur

17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on August 23, 2016, 08:26:06 AM
60. Road to Nowhere (Christopher Pike)
61. Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
62. The Star Group (Christopher Pike)
63. Scarlet (Alex Maleev)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on August 26, 2016, 07:26:02 AM
60. Road to Nowhere (Christopher Pike)
61. Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
62. The Star Group (Christopher Pike)
63. Scarlet (Alex Maleev)

What did you think of Gilbert's *Committed*?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on August 26, 2016, 07:31:28 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
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
21. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
22. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
23. Reamde - Neal Stephenson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on August 26, 2016, 07:38:43 PM
60. Road to Nowhere (Christopher Pike)
61. Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
62. The Star Group (Christopher Pike)
63. Scarlet (Alex Maleev)

What did you think of Gilbert's *Committed*?
It was OK. Mostly a lot of information about marriage and history of marriage around the world, which was interesting.
This is her third book I hav read, not my fav, but worth reading for something different.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on August 26, 2016, 07:40:38 PM
60. Road to Nowhere (Christopher Pike)
61. Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
62. The Star Group (Christopher Pike)
63. Scarlet (Alex Maleev)
64. Rebel Angels (Book 2 of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on August 28, 2016, 09:17:56 PM
60. Road to Nowhere (Christopher Pike)
61. Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
62. The Star Group (Christopher Pike)
63. Scarlet (Alex Maleev)
64. Rebel Angels (Book 2 of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray)
65. Little Heathens (Mildred Armstrong Kalish)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on August 28, 2016, 09:18:20 PM
First 50
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2016/msg1134955/#msg1134955

51. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield
52. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
53. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
54. Down the Wild River North - Constance Helmericks
55. Scraping Heaven: A Family's Journey Along the Continental Divide - Cindy Ross
56. The Water Is Wide: A Memoir - Pat Conroy
57. Victory of Eagles - Naomi Novik
58. Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping - Bill Mason
59. Your Money or your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence - Vicki Robin
60. The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
61. In the Labrynth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent - Marie Brennan
62. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - Patricia B. McConnell
63. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck
64. The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: a Math-free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World - James Kakalios (audiobook)
65. Orienteering: the Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques - Ian Bratt
66. Tongues of Serpents - Naomi Novik
67. The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy - Various Authors
68. Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration - David Roberts (audiobook)

Currently reading:

69. Wilderness Navigation: Finding your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & Gps - Bob Burns
70. Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective - Douglas A. Vakoch (Editor)
71. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
72. The Life-changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have With People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do - Sarah Knight
73. Beyond: Our Future in Space - Chris Impey
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on August 29, 2016, 02:59:31 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. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
12-14. Secret Breakers vol 1-3 by H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
15-17. The Luck Uglies 1-3 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
18. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
21-22. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
23. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
24-26. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
27. Meet me in Atlantis by Mark Adams (audiobook)
28. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
29. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
30. Indoor kitchen gardening by Elizabeth Millard (very informative)
31-34. Raven Cycle 1-4 by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobooks: I liked these a lot)
35. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
36. The Fog Diver by Joel N Ross
37. The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth by Katherine Woodfine
38. The adventures of Tintin 1-23 by Herg (great re-read of the classic comic series)
39. After the quake by Haruki Murakami
40. Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens (audiobook)
41. Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens (audiobook, current)
42. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (current)
43. "All you want to know about Economics but never dared ask" (current)
44. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (current)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on August 30, 2016, 12:33:55 AM
Quote
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
26. Rich Kid, Smart Kid by Robert Kiyosaki --> a very worthy financial-awareness review text for a grownup as well, intersects nicely with a lot of the unschooling philosophy I've read as well.
27. Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money by Robert Kiyosaki
28. Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
29. Finding Dollars for Family Fun: Creating Happy Memories on a Budget by Gwen Weising

30. Fat of the Land by John Seymour
31. Farming for Self-Sufficiency: Independence on a 5-Acre Farm by John & Sally Seymour
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on August 30, 2016, 09:18:34 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
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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on August 30, 2016, 03:26:19 PM
Book #36: Freedom's Child by Jax Miller
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Mrs WW on August 30, 2016, 03:50:51 PM
My goal was 26 for the year.. Better start some serious reading!
In no specific order, my reads for 2016, so far:

1. Svetlana Alexievich - wars unwomanly face
2. Jean M Auel - the land of the painted caves
3. Richard McGill - Omamori
4. Haruki Murakami - the colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
5. Garrison Keiller - Lake Wobegon days

6. Dancing at the Harvest Moon
7&8 Kristina Ohlsson - Lotus Blues & Mios Blues
9. Ildefonso Falcones - the Barefoot Queen (cant seem to get through this one)

10. Majgull Axelsson - Jag heter inte Miriam (really good book)

11 & 12. Loise Boije af Genn舖 - Bl koral & Folk av en fr舂mande stam (soo good)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: savedough on August 31, 2016, 04:03:25 PM
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
Jun - 29.  Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
30. Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris
31.  Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
32.  Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Jul- 33. Stuart Little by E.B. White
34.  The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
35.  Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire by Murry A. Taylor
36.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Aug - 37.  Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
38.  Bossypants by Tina Fey
39.  The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
40.  James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm & Joyful Animal Tales by James Herriot
41.  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
42.  Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew
43.  Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
44.  Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)
45.  A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
46.  Sunday's at Tiffany's by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet

So again - If I dont include the read aloud to kids or audio books while I run, I am at 33 books for 2016, but since there are no rules, I'm counting them and am almost to goal!!!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on August 31, 2016, 04:14:30 PM
First 50
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2016/msg1134955/#msg1134955


63. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck


What did you think of the Carol Dweck book? I've read the first half and had to return it to the library. I'm finding it inspiring and can see how my mindset has changed (for the better) over the years.

I have it on order from the library again, so I can read the second half.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on September 01, 2016, 10:37:55 AM
First 50
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2016/msg1134955/#msg1134955


63. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck


What did you think of the Carol Dweck book? I've read the first half and had to return it to the library. I'm finding it inspiring and can see how my mindset has changed (for the better) over the years.

I have it on order from the library again, so I can read the second half.

I found it quite fascinating and I can see myself a little bit in both mindsets. Mostly growth mindset I think, but I certainly discovered some fixed mindset traits in myself that have been subconsciously holding me back.

Thanks for the reminder. I have a habit of reading books like this and thinking they have awesome ideas, then over time forgetting to apply them to my life.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on September 01, 2016, 08:25:51 PM
First 50
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2016/msg1134955/#msg1134955


63. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck


What did you think of the Carol Dweck book? I've read the first half and had to return it to the library. I'm finding it inspiring and can see how my mindset has changed (for the better) over the years.

I have it on order from the library again, so I can read the second half.

I found it quite fascinating and I can see myself a little bit in both mindsets. Mostly growth mindset I think, but I certainly discovered some fixed mindset traits in myself that have been subconsciously holding me back.

Thanks for the reminder. I have a habit of reading books like this and thinking they have awesome ideas, then over time forgetting to apply them to my life.

You're welcome. =-) When I am really rolling, I apply the ideas to my life right away and then they are incorporated. However, it doesn't always happen that way.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: EuroGap on September 04, 2016, 02:17:57 AM
1. Diane Ackerman - The Human Age
2. Jon Krakauer - Into Thin Air
3. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Shadow of the Wind
4. Michael Connelly - The Lincoln Lawyer
5. Jasper Fforde - The Eyre Affair (reread)
6. Jasper Fforde - Lost in a Good Book (reread)
7. Jasper Fforde - The Well of Lost Plots (reread)
8. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Angels Game
9. John Grisham - The Partner
10. John Grisham - The Racketeer
11. Jasper Fforde - Something Rotten (reread)
12. Jasper Fforde - First Among Sequels (reread)
13. David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
14. David Mitchell - Ghostwritten
15. David Mitchell - Number9Dream
16. Natasha Pulley - The Watchmaker on Filigree Street

Currently reading David Mitchell - The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

I'm expecting to read roughly 25 books this year, better hustle!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on September 04, 2016, 09:21:39 PM
60. Road to Nowhere (Christopher Pike)
61. Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
62. The Star Group (Christopher Pike)
63. Scarlet (Alex Maleev)
64. Rebel Angels (Book 2 of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray)
65. Little Heathens (Mildred Armstrong Kalish)
66. Anne Frank Diary of a Young Girl
67. French Milk (Lucy Kinsley)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on September 05, 2016, 12:34:35 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly

19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on September 06, 2016, 07:03:44 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
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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner

20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on September 06, 2016, 07:54:27 AM
60. Road to Nowhere (Christopher Pike)
61. Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
62. The Star Group (Christopher Pike)
63. Scarlet (Alex Maleev)
64. Rebel Angels (Book 2 of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray)
65. Little Heathens (Mildred Armstrong Kalish)
66. Anne Frank Diary of a Young Girl
67. French Milk (Lucy Kinsley)
68. Shoplifter (Michael Cho)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on September 08, 2016, 07:06:29 PM
#38. Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on September 09, 2016, 11:40:49 AM
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)
31. Way Station by Clifford Simak (6/22)
32. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (6/25)
33. End of Watch by Stephen King (6/29)
34.  Amped by Douglas Richards (7/19)
35. Darknet by Matthew Mather (8/16)
36. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (9/6)
37. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (9/9)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on September 09, 2016, 08:56:02 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
20. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
21. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
22. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
23. How not to die by Michael Greger
24. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
25.  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
26. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Raising Teenagers and Young Adults by Frances Jensen and Amy Nutt
27. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

28. Missing Mom by Joyce Carol Oates
29. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
30. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
31. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halsey Anderson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on September 13, 2016, 07:34:53 PM
60. Road to Nowhere (Christopher Pike)
61. Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
62. The Star Group (Christopher Pike)
63. Scarlet (Alex Maleev)
64. Rebel Angels (Book 2 of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray)
65. Little Heathens (Mildred Armstrong Kalish)
66. Anne Frank Diary of a Young Girl
67. French Milk (Lucy Kinsley)
68. Shoplifter (Michael Cho)
69. The Far Sweet Thing (Book 3 of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on September 13, 2016, 09:00:13 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
15. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
16. Olympos - Dan Simmons
17. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
21. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
22. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
23. Reamde - Neal Stephenson
24. Judas Unchained - Peter F. Hamilton
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: nnls on September 14, 2016, 06:32:01 PM
Books so far

1.   Holy Cow Sarah MacDonald
2.   These things happen Greg Fleet
3.   The Story of Stuff Annie Leonard
4.   Sweet poison David Gillespie
5.   Casual Vacancy JK Rowling
6.   The Secret Letters of the monk who sold his Ferrari Robin Sharma
7.   Shopaholic to the rescue Sophie Kinsella
8.   The Last Chinese Chef Nicole Mones
9.   The moneyless manifesto Mark Boyle
10.   The Big short Michael Lewis
11.   Big fat Lies David Gillespie
12.   Year with no sugar Eve O Schaub
13.   Fidel and Che Simon reid henty
14.   For Whom the bell tolls Ernest Hemingway
15.   The Martian Andy Weir
16.   To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
17.   The other Boleyn girl Philippa Gregory
18.   I want to live Nina Lugovskaya
19.   Wedding Night Sophie Kinsella
20.   Mercy Jodi Picoult
21.   Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
22.   Red scarf Girl Ji Ji Jang
23.   A certain justice PD James
24.   19 minutes Jodi Picoult
25.   Room Emma Donoghue
26.   A Vintage Wedding Katie Fford
27.   A Dogs Purpose W Bruce Cameron
28.   The Light Between Oceans M.L Stedman
29.   Bridesmaid Blitz Sarah Webb
30.   The Royal We Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
31.   Autobiography Morrissey
32.    Zealot Reza aslan
33.   The understudy 縫avid Nicholls
34.   Clan of the cave bear Jean M auel
35.   Holding Yawulyu Zohl De Ishta
36.   Peace Kills PJ O'Rourke
37.   Mrs Peregrine's Home for peculiar children ransom Riggs
38.   Bolivian Diaries Che Guevara
39.   The Millionaire Next door Thomas J Stanley
40.   Brooklyn Colm Toibin
41.   Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls Boyd Anderson


I have just started the second book in the Clan of the cave bear series and am enjoying it so far.

I have been doing a good mix of serious and lighthearted as well as fiction and non fiction this year. Though I havent gotten through as many as I would hope
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: nnls on September 14, 2016, 09:58:14 PM

I have just started the second book in the Clan of the cave bear series and am enjoying it so far.


I read the 1st 3 books in the series last year.... things start to go downhill after the 3rd, IMO. I read about 30% of the 4th and had to stop, as it just got too repetitive. I absolutely loved Clan of the Cave Bear and Valley of Horses though & could not put them down at the time. Good light fiction, well-researched, interesting protagonist,  creative plot, plus just the right touch of melodrama ;) I'm reading Outlander now and find it similar in terms of pacing, drama, & tone.



also:

48. On Beauty - Zadie Smith (in progress)

I will add outlanded to my list of future books to read. A guy at work said a similar thing to you, first 3 books are great but then its not so good after that, will see how i go with the sequels
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on September 18, 2016, 11:37:02 PM
Quote
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
26. Rich Kid, Smart Kid by Robert Kiyosaki --> a very worthy financial-awareness review text for a grownup as well, intersects nicely with a lot of the unschooling philosophy I've read as well.
27. Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money by Robert Kiyosaki
28. Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
29. Finding Dollars for Family Fun: Creating Happy Memories on a Budget by Gwen Weising
30. Fat of the Land by John Seymour
31. Farming for Self-Sufficiency: Independence on a 5-Acre Farm by John & Sally Seymour

32. America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money by Steve and Annette Economides
33. Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family by Steve and Annette Economides
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: nnls on September 19, 2016, 01:20:05 AM
I've been making an effort this year to have at least 50% of the books I read be by women - as it currently stands, I am at 27/43 or 63%....

Nothing against male authors of course, I just noticed that in previous years I predominantly read books by (often white) men (eg: I've had goals in previous years to read a lot of classics from the 18th/19th/early 20th c.). Trying to include a wider range of more diverse voices this time around.

Anyone else have similar goals?

That is a good goal, I havent really thought about it before but I may start doing something similar.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on September 19, 2016, 11:49:01 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
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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood

21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on September 19, 2016, 02:55:33 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
15. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
16. Olympos - Dan Simmons
17. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
21. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
22. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
23. Reamde - Neal Stephenson
24. Planetfall - Emma Newman
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on September 21, 2016, 01:03:25 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts

22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on September 22, 2016, 07:50:37 PM
First 50
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2016/msg1134955/#msg1134955

51. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield
52. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
53. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
54. Down the Wild River North - Constance Helmericks
55. Scraping Heaven: A Family's Journey Along the Continental Divide - Cindy Ross
56. The Water Is Wide: A Memoir - Pat Conroy
57. Victory of Eagles - Naomi Novik
58. Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping - Bill Mason
59. Your Money or your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence - Vicki Robin
60. The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
61. In the Labrynth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent - Marie Brennan
62. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - Patricia B. McConnell
63. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck
64. The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: a Math-free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World - James Kakalios (audiobook)
65. Orienteering: the Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques - Ian Bratt
66. Tongues of Serpents - Naomi Novik
67. The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy - Various Authors
68. Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration - David Roberts (audiobook)
69. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
70. The Life-changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have With People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do - Sarah Knight
71. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two - J. K. Rowling
72. Wilderness Navigation: Finding your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & Gps - Bob Burns
73. Improve your Eyesight: A Guide to the Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses - Jonathan Barnes
74. Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective - Douglas A. Vakoch (Editor)
75. Beyond: Our Future in Space - Chris Impey

Currently reading:
76. The Case For Mars: The Plan To Settle The Red Planet And Why We Must - Robert Zubrin
77. Home Tanning and Leather Making Guide: A Book of Information for Those Who Wish to Tan and Make Leather From Cattle, Horse, Calf, Sheep, Goat, Deer and Other Hides and Skins : Also Explains How to Skin, Handle, Classify and Market - Alberta B. Farnham
78. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin
79. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space - Carl Sagan
80. The Ultimate Guide to Skinning and Tanning: A Complete Guide to Working With Pelts, Fur, and Leather - Monte Burch
81. Starting Out in the Afternoon: A Mid-life Journey Into Wild Land - Jill Frayne
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on September 23, 2016, 08:05:46 AM
70. The Walls Around Us (Nova Ren Suma)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on September 25, 2016, 08:00:29 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
19. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
20. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
21. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
22. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
23. How not to die by Michael Greger
24. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
25.  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
26. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Raising Teenagers and Young Adults by Frances Jensen and Amy Nutt
27. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
28. Missing Mom by Joyce Carol Oates
29. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
30. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
31. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halsey Anderson

32. The Passage by Justin Cronin
33. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on September 30, 2016, 06:47:17 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
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
21. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
22. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
23. Reamde - Neal Stephenson
24. Planetfall - Emma Newman
25. A Wind in the Door - Madeleine L'Engle
26. Jimi Hendrix - Leon Hendrix
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on September 30, 2016, 10:59:51 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
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
24. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (not really) (also not impressed)
25. A Southern Belle Primer by Maryln Schwartz
26. American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
27. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
28. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
29. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
30. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
31. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Currently reading The Pillars of the Earth and Dragonfly in Amber
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: savedough on October 05, 2016, 12:49:58 PM
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
Jun - 29.  Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
30. Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris
31.  Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
32.  Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Jul- 33. Stuart Little by E.B. White
34.  The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
35.  Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire by Murry A. Taylor
36.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Aug - 37.  Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
38.  Bossypants by Tina Fey
39.  The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
40.  James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm & Joyful Animal Tales by James Herriot
41.  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
42.  Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew
43.  Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
44.  Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)
45.  A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
46.  Sunday's at Tiffany's by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
Sept - 47.  When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker
48.  Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
49. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

I didn't read much in Sept - it was a very busy month at work, but I should hit goal soon!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on October 05, 2016, 02:46:24 PM
70. The Walls Around Us (Nova Ren Suma)
71. Elizabeth's Secret Diary (Kate William)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on October 06, 2016, 02:20:02 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. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
12-14. Secret Breakers vol 1-3 by H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
15-17. The Luck Uglies 1-3 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
18. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
21-22. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
23. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
24-26. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
27. Meet me in Atlantis by Mark Adams (audiobook)
28. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
29. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
30. Indoor kitchen gardening by Elizabeth Millard (very informative)
31-34. Raven Cycle 1-4 by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobooks: I liked these a lot)
35. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
36. The Fog Diver by Joel N Ross
37. The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth by Katherine Woodfine
38. The adventures of Tintin 1-23 by Herg (great re-read of the classic comic series)
39. After the quake by Haruki Murakami
40-43. A Murder Most Unladylike mysteries 1-4 by Robin Stevens (audiobooks)
44. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (audiobook)

45. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (audiobook, current)
46. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (current)
47. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (current)

I've noticed that I struggle to get through all but the audiobooks.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on October 06, 2016, 09:08:17 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
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
21. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
22. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
23. Reamde - Neal Stephenson
24. Planetfall - Emma Newman
25. A Wind in the Door - Madeleine L'Engle
26. Jimi Hendrix - Leon Hendrix
27. The Hedge Knight - George RR Martin
28. The Sworn Sword - George RR Martin
29. The Mystery Knight - George RR Martin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on October 11, 2016, 08:53:33 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
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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

23. The runaway jury by John Grisham
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Watchmaker on October 11, 2016, 10:10:17 AM
I've been making an effort this year to have at least 50% of the books I read be by women - as it currently stands, I am at 27/43 or 63%....

Nothing against male authors of course, I just noticed that in previous years I predominantly read books by (often white) men (eg: I've had goals in previous years to read a lot of classics from the 18th/19th/early 20th c.). Trying to include a wider range of more diverse voices this time around.

Anyone else have similar goals?

Last year, I noticed that I wasn't reading very many books written by women, and that only a handful of women writers showed up on my mental list of favorite books (Emily Bronte, Harper Lee, Maria Doria Russell).  So this year I had a similar goal to yours (the language of mine was to read 10 new-to-me female writers this year).  I'm only at four so far, but that's largely because the Neopolitan novels by Elena Ferrante and the collected works of Clarice Lispector (both of which I loved) took me a long time.

I've still got time, I should try to get that goal back on track.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on October 12, 2016, 01:20:42 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
17. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
18. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
19. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
24. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (not really) (also not impressed)
25. A Southern Belle Primer by Maryln Schwartz
26. American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
27. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
28. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
29. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
30. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
31. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
32. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes

Currently reading The Pillars of the Earth and Dragonfly in Amber
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on October 16, 2016, 09:05:52 PM
70. The Walls Around Us (Nova Ren Suma)
71. Elizabeth's Secret Diary (Kate William)
72. Aya- The Secrets Come Out. (#3,  Abouet & Oubrerie)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on October 17, 2016, 07:25:31 AM
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on October 17, 2016, 07:03:51 PM
70. The Walls Around Us (Nova Ren Suma)
71. Elizabeth's Secret Diary (Kate William)
72. Aya- The Secrets Come Out. (#4  Abouet & Oubrerie)
73. Aya (#1 Abouet and Oubrerie)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on October 19, 2016, 10:04:01 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
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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
23. The runaway jury by John Grisham

24. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Mrs WW on October 19, 2016, 02:28:33 PM
My goal was 26 for the year.. Better start some serious reading!
In no specific order, my reads for 2016, so far:

1. Svetlana Alexievich - wars unwomanly face
2. Jean M Auel - the land of the painted caves
3. Richard McGill - Omamori
4. Haruki Murakami - the colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
5. Garrison Keiller - Lake Wobegon days

6. Dancing at the Harvest Moon
7&8 Kristina Ohlsson - Lotus Blues & Mios Blues
9. Ildefonso Falcones - the Barefoot Queen (cant seem to get through this one)

10. Majgull Axelsson - Jag heter inte Miriam (really good book)

11 & 12. Loise Boije af Genn舖 - Bl koral & Folk av en fr舂mande stam (soo good)

13. Pope Joan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on October 21, 2016, 08:48:15 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
26. Rich Kid, Smart Kid by Robert Kiyosaki --> a very worthy financial-awareness review text for a grownup as well, intersects nicely with a lot of the unschooling philosophy I've read as well.
27. Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money by Robert Kiyosaki
28. Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
29. Finding Dollars for Family Fun: Creating Happy Memories on a Budget by Gwen Weising
30. Fat of the Land by John Seymour
31. Farming for Self-Sufficiency: Independence on a 5-Acre Farm by John & Sally Seymour
32. America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money by Steve and Annette Economides
33. Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family by Steve and Annette Economides

34. I'm a Stranger Here Myself: The Story of a Welsh Farm by John Seymour
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on October 22, 2016, 12:28:32 AM
70. The Walls Around Us (Nova Ren Suma)
71. Elizabeth's Secret Diary (Kate William)
72. Aya- The Secrets Come Out. (#4  Abouet & Oubrerie)
73. Aya (#1 Abouet and Oubrerie)
74. The Watch That Ends the Night (Allan Wolfe)
75. Aya (#2)
76. Aya (#3)
77. The Wild Revisited (Charlie Souby)
78. Short story Anthology (Charlie Souby)
79. The Glittering Court
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on October 23, 2016, 01:20:42 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
23. The runaway jury by John Grisham
24. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

25. The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Carolina on My Mind on October 24, 2016, 02:07:41 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)

Update:

21.  Fifty Shades of Grey EL James (ugh, but wanted to see what the fuss was about)
22.   Room Emma Donoghue
23.  Real Artists Have Day Jobs Sara Benincasa
24.  A Man Called Ove Fredrick Backman
25.  The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
26.  Black Flags:  The Rise of ISIS Joby Warrick
27.  A Little Life Hanya Yanigahara
28.  The Simple Path to Wealth JL Collins
29.  Slade House David Mitchell
30.  The War of Art Steven Pressfield

Anybody else read A Little Life?  It got some really good reviews, but I thought it was terrible.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: GeekyGirl on October 25, 2016, 04:43:00 AM
In no particular order and only English as if I add French, it won稚 be a challenge. Those are the ones I remember.
ENGLISH
1.   The Richest man in Babylon by George S. Clason
2.   Rich dad, Poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
3.   The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
4.   Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach
5.   The Millionaire next door by Thomas J. Stanley
6.   Women and Money by Suze Orman
7.   Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Toks K. Oyegunle
8.   How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
9.   A Million Bucks by 30 by Alan Corey
10.   Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Thomas Gordon
11.   Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
12.   Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro
13.   Back Spin by Harlan Coben
14.   No second chance by Harlan Coben
15.   Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
16.   Tell No One by Harlan Coben
17.   Long Lost by Harlan Coben
18.   One False Move by Harlan Coben
19.   Shelter by Harlan Coben
20.   Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
21.   Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
22.   Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
23.   Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
24.   From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell
25.   Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell
26.   Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
27.   Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
28.   Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on October 25, 2016, 07:31:45 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. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
12-14. Secret Breakers vol 1-3 by H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
15-17. The Luck Uglies 1-3 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
18. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
21-22. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
23. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
24-26. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
27. Meet me in Atlantis by Mark Adams (audiobook)
28. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
29. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
30. Indoor kitchen gardening by Elizabeth Millard (very informative)
31-34. Raven Cycle 1-4 by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobooks: I liked these a lot)
35. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
36. The Fog Diver by Joel N Ross
37. The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth by Katherine Woodfine
38. The adventures of Tintin 1-23 by Herg (great re-read of the classic comic series)
39. After the quake by Haruki Murakami
40-43. A Murder Most Unladylike mysteries 1-4 by Robin Stevens (audiobooks)
44. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (audiobook)
45. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (audiobook)
46. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
47. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

48. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (current)
49. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (current)
50. City of Lost souls by Cassandra Clare (current)
51. Thinking, fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (current, audiobook)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on October 26, 2016, 07:07:37 PM
First 50
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2016/msg1134955/#msg1134955

51. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield
52. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
53. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
54. Down the Wild River North - Constance Helmericks
55. Scraping Heaven: A Family's Journey Along the Continental Divide - Cindy Ross
56. The Water Is Wide: A Memoir - Pat Conroy
57. Victory of Eagles - Naomi Novik
58. Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping - Bill Mason
59. Your Money or your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence - Vicki Robin
60. The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
61. In the Labrynth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent - Marie Brennan
62. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - Patricia B. McConnell
63. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck
64. The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: a Math-free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World - James Kakalios (audiobook)
65. Orienteering: the Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques - Ian Bratt
66. Tongues of Serpents - Naomi Novik
67. The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy - Various Authors
68. Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration - David Roberts (audiobook)
69. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
70. The Life-changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have With People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do - Sarah Knight
71. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two - J. K. Rowling
72. Wilderness Navigation: Finding your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & Gps - Bob Burns
73. Improve your Eyesight: A Guide to the Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses - Jonathan Barnes
74. Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective - Douglas A. Vakoch (Editor)
75. Beyond: Our Future in Space - Chris Impey
76. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin
77. Home Tanning and Leather Making Guide: A Book of Information for Those Who Wish to Tan and Make Leather From Cattle, Horse, Calf, Sheep, Goat, Deer and Other Hides and Skins : Also Explains How to Skin, Handle, Classify and Market - Alberta B. Farnham
78. The Case For Mars: The Plan To Settle The Red Planet And Why We Must - Robert Zubrin
79. Rogues - Various Authors (audiobook)
80. The Ultimate Guide to Skinning and Tanning: A Complete Guide to Working With Pelts, Fur, and Leather - Monte Burch
81. The Universe in a Nutshell - Stephen Hawking (audiobook)
82. A Torch Against the Night - Sabaa Tahir
83. Vision for Life: Ten Steps to Natural Eyesight Improvement - Meir Schneider


Currently reading:
84. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space - Carl Sagan
85. Starting Out in the Afternoon: A Mid-life Journey Into Wild Land - Jill Frayne
86. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
87. Elk: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation - Erwin A. Bauer
88. An Elk in the House - Beverly Lein
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on October 28, 2016, 01:19:15 PM
41. The Quiet American, Graham Greene

Working on 42, which is Story Genius by Lisa Cron.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on October 29, 2016, 06:05:16 PM
80. Aya (#5)
81. Aya (#6)
82. Aya (#7)
83. Aya (#8)
84. Bitch planet (#1)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: savedough on October 31, 2016, 06:06:47 AM
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
Jun - 29.  Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
30. Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris
31.  Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
32.  Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Jul- 33. Stuart Little by E.B. White
34.  The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
35.  Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire by Murry A. Taylor
36.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Aug - 37.  Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
38.  Bossypants by Tina Fey
39.  The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
40.  James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm & Joyful Animal Tales by James Herriot
41.  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
42.  Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew
43.  Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
44.  Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)
45.  A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
46.  Sunday's at Tiffany's by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
Sept - 47.  When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker
48.  Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
49. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Oct - 50.  Yes Please by Amy Poehler
51.  Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech
52.  Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling
53.  The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
54.  Beowulf by Unknown

Goal achieved!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on November 01, 2016, 07:06:58 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)
31. Way Station by Clifford Simak (6/22)
32. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (6/25)
33. End of Watch by Stephen King (6/29)
34.  Amped by Douglas Richards (7/19)
35. Darknet by Matthew Mather (8/16)
36. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (9/6)
37. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (9/9)
38. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (11/1)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on November 02, 2016, 10:44:03 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
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
24. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (not really) (also not impressed)
25. A Southern Belle Primer by Maryln Schwartz
26. American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
27. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
28. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
29. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
30. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
31. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
32. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
33. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Currently reading The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry and Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: aoptic on November 02, 2016, 07:11:35 PM
So Far this year ... reading too many financial blogs too like finding this one took me 2-3 months to read all of MMM posts

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on November 03, 2016, 02:18:51 PM
80. Aya (#5)
81. Aya (#6)
82. Aya (#7)
83. Aya (#8)
84. Bitch planet (#1)
85. Buddha in Blue Jeans: Zen Prayers for Repairing your life. (Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on November 05, 2016, 10:33:54 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
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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
23. The runaway jury by John Grisham
24. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
25. The Gunslinger-the dark tower I by Stephen King

26. The drawing of the three-the dark tower II by Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: GeekyGirl on November 09, 2016, 03:48:43 AM
In no particular order and only English as if I add French, it won稚 be a challenge. Those are the ones I remember.
ENGLISH
1.   The Richest man in Babylon by George S. Clason
2.   Rich dad, Poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
3.   The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
4.   Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach
5.   The Millionaire next door by Thomas J. Stanley
6.   Women and Money by Suze Orman
7.   Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Toks K. Oyegunle
8.   How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
9.   A Million Bucks by 30 by Alan Corey
10.   Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Thomas Gordon
11.   Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
12.   Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro
13.   Back Spin by Harlan Coben
14.   No second chance by Harlan Coben
15.   Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
16.   Tell No One by Harlan Coben
17.   Long Lost by Harlan Coben
18.   One False Move by Harlan Coben
19.   Shelter by Harlan Coben
20.   Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
21.   Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
22.   Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
23.   Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
24.   From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell
25.   Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell
26.   Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
27.   Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
28.   Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
29.   Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
30.   I heard that song before by Mary Higgins Clark
31.   Norm? by Agatha Christie
32.   Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
33.   The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
34.   And then there were none by Agatha Christie
35.   Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro
36.   The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
37.   The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen R Covey
38.   The woods by Harlan Coben
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on November 10, 2016, 10:45:15 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
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
24. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (not really) (also not impressed)
25. A Southern Belle Primer by Maryln Schwartz
26. American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
27. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
28. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
29. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
30. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
31. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
32. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
33. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
34. The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry

Currently reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (illustrated version)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on November 10, 2016, 03:37:22 PM
80. Aya (#5)
81. Aya (#6)
82. Aya (#7)
83. Aya (#8)
84. Bitch planet (#1)
85. Buddha in Blue Jeans: Zen Prayers for Repairing your life. (Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.)
86. Witch World (Christopher Pike)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: nnls on November 10, 2016, 04:18:22 PM
Books so far

1.   Holy Cow Sarah MacDonald
2.   These things happen Greg Fleet
3.   The Story of Stuff Annie Leonard
4.   Sweet poison David Gillespie
5.   Casual Vacancy JK Rowling
6.   The Secret Letters of the monk who sold his Ferrari Robin Sharma
7.   Shopaholic to the rescue Sophie Kinsella
8.   The Last Chinese Chef Nicole Mones
9.   The moneyless manifesto Mark Boyle
10.   The Big short Michael Lewis
11.   Big fat Lies David Gillespie
12.   Year with no sugar Eve O Schaub
13.   Fidel and Che Simon reid henty
14.   For Whom the bell tolls Ernest Hemingway
15.   The Martian Andy Weir
16.   To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
17.   The other Boleyn girl Philippa Gregory
18.   I want to live Nina Lugovskaya
19.   Wedding Night Sophie Kinsella
20.   Mercy Jodi Picoult
21.   Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
22.   Red scarf Girl Ji Ji Jang
23.   A certain justice PD James
24.   19 minutes Jodi Picoult
25.   Room Emma Donoghue
26.   A Vintage Wedding Katie Fford
27.   A Dogs Purpose W Bruce Cameron
28.   The Light Between Oceans M.L Stedman
29.   Bridesmaid Blitz Sarah Webb
30.   The Royal We Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
31.   Autobiography Morrissey
32.    Zealot Reza aslan
33.   The understudy 縫avid Nicholls
34.   Clan of the cave bear Jean M auel
35.   Holding Yawulyu Zohl De Ishta
36.   Peace Kills PJ O'Rourke
37.   Mrs Peregrine's Home for peculiar children ransom Riggs
38.   Bolivian Diaries Che Guevara
39.   The Millionaire Next door Thomas J Stanley
40.   Brooklyn Colm Toibin
41.   Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls Boyd Anderson


I have just started the second book in the Clan of the cave bear series and am enjoying it so far.

I have been doing a good mix of serious and lighthearted as well as fiction and non fiction this year. Though I haven't gotten through as many as I would hope

42.   You before me Jojo MOyes
43.   The Life Changing Magic of tidying up Marie Kondo
44.   The Valley of horses Jean M Auel
45.   The life changing magic of not giving a fuck Sarah Knight
46.   The girl on the train Paula Hawkins
47.   Inferno Dan Brown
48.   These Things Hidden Heather Gudenkauf
49.   Our Woman in Kabul Irris Makler
50.   The Simple Home Rhonda Hetzel
51.   Mammoth Hunters Jean M Auel


Made it to 50 books with a bit of time to spare.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on November 11, 2016, 12:27:08 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
15. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
16. Olympos - Dan Simmons
17. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
21. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
22. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
23. Reamde - Neal Stephenson
24. Planetfall - Emma Newman
25. A Wind in the Door - Madeleine L'Engle
26. Jimi Hendrix - Leon Hendrix
27. The Hedge Knight - George RR Martin
28. The Sworn Sword - George RR Martin
29. The Mystery Knight - George RR Martin
30. A Head Full of Ghosts- Paul Tremblay
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on November 11, 2016, 02:10:13 PM
80. Aya (#5)
81. Aya (#6)
82. Aya (#7)
83. Aya (#8)
84. Bitch planet (#1)
85. Buddha in Blue Jeans: Zen Prayers for Repairing your life. (Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.)
86. Witch World (Christopher Pike)
87. Bloodstone (Barbra Amino)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on November 11, 2016, 05:20:45 PM

Top Fiction
Elantris
How I Became Stupid
Darwin痴 Radio
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The Water Knife
Seveneves
Star痴 Reach
Spark

Top Nonfiction
Trust Me I知 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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Letters From A Stoic
Cadillac Desert
Imperial Hubris
Sapiens
Detroit: An American Autopsy
The Rise And Fall Of American Growth
The Fall Of Heaven
Our Final Invention
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: redbird on November 12, 2016, 09:35:59 PM
I'm not getting to 50 since I just started keeping track of the books I've read since the beginning or so of October. But I still read more than 1 book a week.

1. The Girl in the Spider痴 Web (David Lagercrantz)
2. Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey: The Official Backstage Pass to the Set, the Actors, and the Drama (Emma Rowley)
3. Angel痴 Ink (Jocelynn Drake)
4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Jack Thorne)
5. Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
6. Dead Man痴 Deal (Jocelynn Drake)
7. The Girl with All the Gifts (M. R. Carey)
8. Clariel (Garth Nix)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: EuroGap on November 14, 2016, 03:59:34 AM
1. Diane Ackerman - The Human Age
2. Jon Krakauer - Into Thin Air
3. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Shadow of the Wind
4. Michael Connelly - The Lincoln Lawyer
5. Jasper Fforde - The Eyre Affair (reread)
6. Jasper Fforde - Lost in a Good Book (reread)
7. Jasper Fforde - The Well of Lost Plots (reread)
8. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Angels Game
9. John Grisham - The Partner
10. John Grisham - The Racketeer
11. Jasper Fforde - Something Rotten (reread)
12. Jasper Fforde - First Among Sequels (reread)
13. David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
14. Jasper Fforde - The Woman Who Died Alot
15. David Mitchell - Ghostwritten
16. David Mitchell - Number9Dream
17. Natasha Pulley - The Watchmaker on Filigree Street
18. Haruki Murakami - 1Q84: Book 1
19. Haruki Murakami - 1Q84: Book 2
20. Haruki Murakami - 1Q84: Book 3

Currently reading The End of Mr.Y by Scarlett Thomas.

Aiming for 26 books this year, it would be neat averaging one every other week.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on November 14, 2016, 08:13:22 AM
43. The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber. Book is true crime about a nurse who killed about 400 patients in five or more hospitals. Chilling.

Starting book #44.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on November 14, 2016, 04:57:40 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
23. The runaway jury by John Grisham
24. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
25. The Gunslinger-the dark tower I by Stephen King
26. The drawing of the three-the dark tower II by Stephen King

27. The Waste lands- the dark tower III by Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on November 17, 2016, 09:37:22 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
20. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
21. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
22. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
23. How not to die by Michael Greger
24. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
25.  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
26. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Raising Teenagers and Young Adults by Frances Jensen and Amy Nutt
27. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
28. Missing Mom by Joyce Carol Oates
29. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
30. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
31. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halsey Anderson
32. The Passage by Justin Cronin
33. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
34. The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
35. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: EuroGap on November 18, 2016, 12:29:27 AM
1. Diane Ackerman - The Human Age
2. Jon Krakauer - Into Thin Air
3. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Shadow of the Wind
4. Michael Connelly - The Lincoln Lawyer
5. Jasper Fforde - The Eyre Affair (reread)
6. Jasper Fforde - Lost in a Good Book (reread)
7. Jasper Fforde - The Well of Lost Plots (reread)
8. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Angels Game
9. John Grisham - The Partner
10. John Grisham - The Racketeer
11. Jasper Fforde - Something Rotten (reread)
12. Jasper Fforde - First Among Sequels (reread)
13. David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
14. Jasper Fforde - The Woman Who Died Alot
15. David Mitchell - Ghostwritten
16. David Mitchell - Number9Dream
17. Natasha Pulley - The Watchmaker on Filigree Street
18. Haruki Murakami - 1Q84: Book 1
19. Haruki Murakami - 1Q84: Book 2
20. Haruki Murakami - 1Q84: Book 3
21. Scarlett Thomas - The End of Mr.Y
22. Francois Voltaire - Candide
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on November 18, 2016, 11:07:41 AM
80. Aya (#5)
81. Aya (#6)
82. Aya (#7)
83. Aya (#8)
84. Bitch planet (#1)
85. Buddha in Blue Jeans: Zen Prayers for Repairing your life. (Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.)
86. Witch World (Christopher Pike)
87. Bloodstone (Barbra Amino)
88. The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty (Vendela Vida)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on November 19, 2016, 10:24:59 AM
35. Avalanche: A Love Story by Julia Leigh
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on November 20, 2016, 11:44:23 AM
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)
31. Way Station by Clifford Simak (6/22)
32. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (6/25)
33. End of Watch by Stephen King (6/29)
34.  Amped by Douglas Richards (7/19)
35. Darknet by Matthew Mather (8/16)
36. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (9/6)
37. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (9/9)
38. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (11/1)
39. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (11/19)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on November 20, 2016, 03:42:02 PM
80. Aya (#5)
81. Aya (#6)
82. Aya (#7)
83. Aya (#8)
84. Bitch planet (#1)
85. Buddha in Blue Jeans: Zen Prayers for Repairing your life. (Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.)
86. Witch World (Christopher Pike)
87. Bloodstone (Barbra Amino)
88. The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty (Vendela Vida)
89. Good to the Last Drop (Cleo clyde)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on November 20, 2016, 04:17:57 PM
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)

57   The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (10%)
58   Dance Dance Dance
59   A Wild Sheep Chase
60   The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (10%)
61   The Celestine Prophecy (50%)
62   The Audacity of Hope (10%)
63   Songs of Love and Death (5%)
64   Kafka on the Shore
65   Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
66   Walden (50%)
67   Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
68   Unveiling the Retirement Myth
69   Thirteen Moons (50%)
70   The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
71   Mark 9 verse 47
72   Pucha E Di Komiks
73   Songs of Love and Death (short stories)
74   Zeitoun
75   Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad (20%)
76   The Count of Monte Cristo
77   The Wizard of Oz
78   The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
80   The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (10%)
81   101 Kagila-gilalas na Nilalang
82   Kokology: the Game of Self-Discovery
83   The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence
84   The Book Thief
85   Me Talk Pretty One Day
86   White Teeth (10%)
87   Reading Lolita in Tehran (10%)
88   The House of Rothschild Volume 1: Money's Prophets (25%)
89   Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
90   Strengths Finder 2.0
91   Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
92   Nation
93   Wicked
94   Don't Sweat the Small Stuff About Money
95   A History of Reading (25%)
96   Who Moved My Cheese?
97   The Sandman: Book of Dreams (short stories)
98   The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
99   The Halloween Tree
100   The Valkyries (50%)
101   The Joy of Not Working
102   Little Bee (35%)
103   How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
104   The Dilbert Principle
105   The Practical Potter
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on November 22, 2016, 08:54:05 PM
First 50
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2016/msg1134955/#msg1134955

51. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield
52. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
53. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
54. Down the Wild River North - Constance Helmericks
55. Scraping Heaven: A Family's Journey Along the Continental Divide - Cindy Ross
56. The Water Is Wide: A Memoir - Pat Conroy
57. Victory of Eagles - Naomi Novik
58. Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping - Bill Mason
59. Your Money or your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence - Vicki Robin
60. The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
61. In the Labrynth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent - Marie Brennan
62. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - Patricia B. McConnell
63. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck
64. The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: a Math-free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World - James Kakalios (audiobook)
65. Orienteering: the Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques - Ian Bratt
66. Tongues of Serpents - Naomi Novik
67. The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy - Various Authors
68. Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration - David Roberts (audiobook)
69. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
70. The Life-changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have With People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do - Sarah Knight
71. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two - J. K. Rowling
72. Wilderness Navigation: Finding your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & Gps - Bob Burns
73. Improve your Eyesight: A Guide to the Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses - Jonathan Barnes
74. Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective - Douglas A. Vakoch (Editor)
75. Beyond: Our Future in Space - Chris Impey
76. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin
77. Home Tanning and Leather Making Guide: A Book of Information for Those Who Wish to Tan and Make Leather From Cattle, Horse, Calf, Sheep, Goat, Deer and Other Hides and Skins : Also Explains How to Skin, Handle, Classify and Market - Alberta B. Farnham
78. The Case For Mars: The Plan To Settle The Red Planet And Why We Must - Robert Zubrin
79. Rogues - Various Authors (audiobook)
80. The Ultimate Guide to Skinning and Tanning: A Complete Guide to Working With Pelts, Fur, and Leather - Monte Burch
81. The Universe in a Nutshell - Stephen Hawking (audiobook)
82. A Torch Against the Night - Sabaa Tahir
83. Vision for Life: Ten Steps to Natural Eyesight Improvement - Meir Schneider
84. An Elk in the House - Beverly Lein
85. Elk: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation - Erwin A. Bauer
86. Capoeira Conditioning: How to Build Strength, Agility, and Cardiovascular Fitness Using Capoeira Movements - Gerard Taylor
87. Elk!: Proven Strategies for Elk Hunting Success - Bob Robb
88. Deerskins Into Buckskins: How to Tan With Brains, Soap or Eggs - Matt Richards
89. The Heart of the Hunter - Laurens Van der Post


Currently reading:
90. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space - Carl Sagan
91. Starting Out in the Afternoon: A Mid-life Journey Into Wild Land - Jill Frayne
92. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
93. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives - Dan Millman
94. Playtime for your Dog: Keep Him Busy Throughout the Day - Christina Sondermann
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on November 22, 2016, 11:32:42 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
15. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
16. Olympos - Dan Simmons
17. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
21. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
22. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
23. Reamde - Neal Stephenson
24. Planetfall - Emma Newman
25. A Wind in the Door - Madeleine L'Engle
26. Jimi Hendrix - Leon Hendrix
27. The Hedge Knight - George RR Martin
28. The Sworn Sword - George RR Martin
29. The Mystery Knight - George RR Martin
30. A Head Full of Ghosts- Paul Tremblay
31. The Tenth of December - George Saunders
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on November 26, 2016, 01:29:36 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)
31. Way Station by Clifford Simak (6/22)
32. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (6/25)
33. End of Watch by Stephen King (6/29)
34.  Amped by Douglas Richards (7/19)
35. Darknet by Matthew Mather (8/16)
36. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (9/6)
37. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (9/9)
38. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (11/1)
39. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (11/19)
40. The First National Bank of Dad by David Owen (11/26)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: MgoSam on November 26, 2016, 03:31:29 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

31.   Deep Down by Lee Child- Finished 6/30/6
32.   1408 by Stephen King- Finished 6/30/06
33.   Shadow of the Silk Rod by Colin Thurbon-Finished 6/30/6
34.   Narcoeconomics- Finished 07/11/16
35.   Assassin's Apprentice- 7/16/16
36.   World War Z- ?
37.   Take the Stairs- 7/26/16
38.   The Catch by Taylor Stevens- 7/31/16
39.   Caesar- Life of a Colossus
40.   Royal assassin
41.   Sycamore Row
42.   Faster, higher, strong
43.   Ghost Fleet
44.   Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
45.   assassin's uest by Robin Hobbs- 9/21/16
46.   The Crown Conspiracy- Michael Sullivan- 9/28/16
47.   Flash Crash- 09/29/16
48.   avempartha- Michael Sullivan- 10/3/16
49.   Nyphron Rising- Michael Sulivan- 10-9-16
50.   The Emerald Storm by Michael Sullivan- 10-17-16
51.   Doubt by C.E. Tobisma- 10-19-16
52.   Oil and Marble by Storey- Finished 10-21-16
53.   Wintertide by Michael Sullivan- Finished 10-23-16
54.   Monarch by Jack Soren- Finished 10-29-16
55.   Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman- 10/31/16
56.   Percepulus (sp?) by Michael Sullivan- Finished 11-2-16
57.   Why am I still fat by Cassie Bjork- Finished 11-2-16
58.   The Face Faker痴 Game by Chandler J Birch- 11-9-16
59.   The Professor by Robert Bailey- Finished 11-9-16
60.   Between Black and White by Robert Bailey- Finished 11-11-16
61.   Influence by robert cialdini- Finished 11-18-16
62.   The girl who played with fire by Stieg Larsson-finished 11/21/16
63.   The age of myth by Michael Sullivan- Finished 11-23-16
64.   Professional Courtesy by Michael Sullivan- Finished 11-25-16
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on November 27, 2016, 09:18:58 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
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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
23. The runaway jury by John Grisham
24. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
25. The Gunslinger-the dark tower I by Stephen King
26. The drawing of the three-the dark tower II by Stephen King
27. The Waste lands- the dark tower III by Stephen King

28. Wizard and Glass-The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on November 27, 2016, 01:05:23 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 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
20. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
21. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
22. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
23. How not to die by Michael Greger
24. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
25.  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
26. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Raising Teenagers and Young Adults by Frances Jensen and Amy Nutt
27. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
28. Missing Mom by Joyce Carol Oates
29. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
30. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
31. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halsey Anderson
32. The Passage by Justin Cronin
33. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
34. The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
35. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

36.  Treachery at Lancaster Gate by Anne Perry
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: rachellynn99 on November 27, 2016, 02:53:05 PM
I'm hoping to do this challenge in 2017. I didn't keep up this year, however I just finished reading " great small things" by Jodi Picoult this morning. It was really very good. I would recommend it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: nnls on November 27, 2016, 03:49:43 PM
I'm hoping to do this challenge in 2017. I didn't keep up this year, however I just finished reading " great small things" by Jodi Picoult this morning. It was really very good. I would recommend it.

I read that just recently, I didnt mind it but the ending annoyed me a little, kinda finished a bit too unrealistic for my liking
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on November 27, 2016, 03:55:14 PM
90. Chain Letter (Christopher Pike)
91. Ancient Evil (Christopher Pike)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on November 27, 2016, 07:11:29 PM
45. How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

Read three books in the past two weeks. I'm still behind schedule!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on November 27, 2016, 08:28:22 PM
35. Avalanche: A Love Story by Julia Leigh

36. Progress as if survival mattered: A handbook for a conserver society by Friends of the Earth
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on November 28, 2016, 05:00:49 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. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
12-14. Secret Breakers vol 1-3 by H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
15-17. The Luck Uglies 1-3 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
18. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
21-22. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
23. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
24-26. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
27. Meet me in Atlantis by Mark Adams (audiobook)
28. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
29. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
30. Indoor kitchen gardening by Elizabeth Millard (very informative)
31-34. Raven Cycle 1-4 by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobooks: I liked these a lot)
35. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
36. The Fog Diver by Joel N Ross
37. The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth by Katherine Woodfine
38. The adventures of Tintin 1-23 by Herg (great re-read of the classic comic series)
39. After the quake by Haruki Murakami
40-43. A Murder Most Unladylike mysteries 1-4 by Robin Stevens (audiobooks)
44. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (audiobook)
45. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (audiobook)
46. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
47. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
48. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
49. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

50. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (current)
51. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (current)
52. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (current)
53. Thinking, fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (current, audiobook)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: savedough on November 29, 2016, 08:05:13 AM
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
Jun - 29.  Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
30. Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris
31.  Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
32.  Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Jul- 33. Stuart Little by E.B. White
34.  The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
35.  Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire by Murry A. Taylor
36.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Aug - 37.  Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
38.  Bossypants by Tina Fey
39.  The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
40.  James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm & Joyful Animal Tales by James Herriot
41.  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
42.  Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew
43.  Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
44.  Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)
45.  A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
46.  Sunday's at Tiffany's by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
Sept - 47.  When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker
48.  Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
49. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Oct - 50.  Yes Please by Amy Poehler
51.  Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech
52.  Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling
53.  The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
54.  Beowulf by Unknown

Nov - 55.  The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
56.  Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander
57.  Murder in Grub Street by Bruce Alexander
58.  A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
59.  Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by James Howe

All mysteries this month and series, mainly because those are the holds that became available at the library this month.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on November 29, 2016, 11:55:21 AM
90. Chain Letter (Christopher Pike)
91. Ancient Evil (Christopher Pike)
92. Cinnamon (V.C. Andrews)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anagnorisis on November 30, 2016, 10:14:52 PM
Wouldn't have made the 50 if it wasn't for Jim Butcher.  Not even sure you could call me a Butcher fan at this point, but they were entertaining and easy to fly through quickly.  Anyhow, here's the whole list with stars.  Best book of the year: Ficciones.  Worst: American Psycho.

I tried to read more books by women and from those outside the USA. I read a number of real treats as a result.  I plan to continue this next year, as well as throw in a few classics I've been sleeping on.

1. The Martian - Andy Weir - ***
2. American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis - *
3. Perdido Street Station - China Mieville - ****
4. The Scar - China Mieville - ****
5. Iron Council - China Mieville - ***
6. A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories - Lucia Berlin - ****
7. The Sellout - Paul Beatty - **
8. Signs Preceding the End of the World - Yuri Herrera - ****
9. And the Birds Rained Down - Jocelyne Saucier - ****
10. Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - *****
11. We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson - *****
12. Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - ****
13. Animal Farm - George Orwell - ****
14. The Lottery - Shirley Jackson - ****
15. Ficciones - Jorge Luis Borges - *****
16. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin - ****
17. The Passion According to G.H. - Clarice Lispector - ***
18. And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie - ****
19. Autobiography of Red - Anne Carson - ***
20. The Three-Body Problem - Cixin Liu - ***
21. The Dark Forest - Cixin Liu - ***
22. Pity the Animal - Chelsea Holden - ****
23. The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson - ****
24. You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible Of Bodyweight Exercises - Mark Lauren - *****
25. Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon - **
26. By Night in Chile - Roberto Bolano - **
27. Storm Front - Jim Butcher - ***
28. Fool Moon - Jim Butcher - ***
29. Ray - Barry Hannah - *****
30. The Simple Path to Wealth - J.L. Collins - *****
31. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America - Jill Leovy - ****
32. It - Stephen King - ***
33. The Cave of Steel - Isaac Asimov - ***
34. Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of WWII痴 Greatest Rescue Mission - Hampton Sides - ***
35. Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of martin Luther King Jr. - Hampton Sides - ***
36. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick - ***
37. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck - ****
38. Child of God - Cormac McCarthy - ***
39. The Light of the World - Elizabeth Alexander - ***
40. At Home: A Short Story of Private Life - Bill Bryson - ***
41. Death痴 End - Cixin Liu - ****
42. The Last Days of New Paris - China Mieville - ***
43. The Wisdom of Frugality - Emrys Westacott - ***
44. Death Masks - Jim Butcher - ***
45. Sumer Knight - Jim Butcher - ***
46. Grave Peril - Jim Butcher - ***
47. Blood Rites - Jim Butcher - ***
48. White Night - Jim Butcher - ***
49. Proven Guilty - Jim Butcher - ***
50. Dead Beat - Jim Butcher - ***
51. Ghost Story - Jim Butcher - ***
52. Turn Coat - Jim Butcher - ***
53. Small Favor - Jim Butcher - ***
54. Changes - Jim Butcher - ***
55. Cold Days - Jim Butcher - ***
56. Skin Game - Jim Butcher - ***
57. Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake - ****
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on December 01, 2016, 11:01:27 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
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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
23. The runaway jury by John Grisham
24. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
25. The Gunslinger-the dark tower I by Stephen King
26. The drawing of the three-the dark tower II by Stephen King
27. The Waste lands- the dark tower III by Stephen King
28. Wizard and Glass-The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King

29. Hiding in the Shadows by Kay Hooper
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on December 02, 2016, 05:52:53 PM
Does anyone want to share their TOP 5 READS of 2016? I'm curious to know why as well.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on December 05, 2016, 03:15:27 PM
90. Chain Letter (Christopher Pike)
91. Ancient Evil (Christopher Pike)
92. Cinnamon (V.C. Andrews)
93. Ice (V.C. Andrews)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on December 09, 2016, 08:58:26 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
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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
23. The runaway jury by John Grisham
24. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
25. The Gunslinger-the dark tower I by Stephen King
26. The drawing of the three-the dark tower II by Stephen King
27. The Waste lands- the dark tower III by Stephen King
28. Wizard and Glass-The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King
29. Hiding in the Shadows by Kay Hooper

30. The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: redbird on December 09, 2016, 12:08:06 PM
Updated:

1. The Girl in the Spider痴 Web (David Lagercrantz)
2. Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey: The Official Backstage Pass to the Set, the Actors, and the Drama (Emma Rowley)
3. Angel痴 Ink (Jocelynn Drake)
4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Jack Thorne)
5. Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
6. Dead Man痴 Deal (Jocelynn Drake)
7. The Girl with All the Gifts (M. R. Carey)
8. Clariel (Garth Nix)
9. Goldenhand (Garth Nix)
10. Armada (Ernest Cline)
11. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)

I expect to have 13-14 done by the end of the calendar year. Pretty good, since I just started in October.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: turketron on December 10, 2016, 02:45:49 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
15. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
16. Olympos - Dan Simmons
17. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
18. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
19. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
20. Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
21. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
22. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
23. Reamde - Neal Stephenson
24. Planetfall - Emma Newman
25. A Wind in the Door - Madeleine L'Engle
26. Jimi Hendrix - Leon Hendrix
27. The Hedge Knight - George RR Martin
28. The Sworn Sword - George RR Martin
29. The Mystery Knight - George RR Martin
30. A Head Full of Ghosts- Paul Tremblay
31. The Tenth of December - George Saunders
32. Consider Phlebas - Iain M. Banks
33. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on December 12, 2016, 02:24:22 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
17. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
18. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
19. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
24. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (not really) (also not impressed)
25. A Southern Belle Primer by Maryln Schwartz
26. American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
27. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
28. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
29. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
30. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
31. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
32. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
33. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
34. The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry
35. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Illustrated by J.K. Rowling
36. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick
37. The Leftovers by Tom Perotta
38. Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida

Currently reading The Secret Garden
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on December 13, 2016, 12:12:02 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
23. The runaway jury by John Grisham
24. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
25. The Gunslinger-the dark tower I by Stephen King
26. The drawing of the three-the dark tower II by Stephen King
27. The Waste lands- the dark tower III by Stephen King
28. Wizard and Glass-The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King
29. Hiding in the Shadows by Kay Hooper
30. The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum

31. The Holy Bible
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on December 16, 2016, 12:43:02 PM
90. Chain Letter (Christopher Pike)
91. Ancient Evil (Christopher Pike)
92. Cinnamon (V.C. Andrews)
93. Ice (V.C. Andrews)
94. In her shoes (Jennifer Weiner)
95. Witch World ll- Black Knight (Christopher Pike)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on December 18, 2016, 12:58:57 PM
Narrowing the list down to favorites. I will wait for the end of the year.
 I found I have read many terrible books this year. I must quit and move on next time- a complete waste of time, and boring!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on December 19, 2016, 10:53:45 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
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
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
24. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (not really) (also not impressed)
25. A Southern Belle Primer by Maryln Schwartz
26. American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
27. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
28. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
29. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
30. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
31. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
32. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
33. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
34. The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry
35. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Illustrated by J.K. Rowling
36. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick
37. The Leftovers by Tom Perotta
38. Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida
39. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Currently reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: kpd905 on December 23, 2016, 08:21:49 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)
31. Way Station by Clifford Simak (6/22)
32. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (6/25)
33. End of Watch by Stephen King (6/29)
34.  Amped by Douglas Richards (7/19)
35. Darknet by Matthew Mather (8/16)
36. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (9/6)
37. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (9/9)
38. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (11/1)
39. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (11/19)
40. The First National Bank of Dad by David Owen (11/26)
41. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (12/22)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on December 24, 2016, 12:26:39 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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
23. The runaway jury by John Grisham
24. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
25. The Gunslinger-the dark tower I by Stephen King
26. The drawing of the three-the dark tower II by Stephen King
27. The Waste lands- the dark tower III by Stephen King
28. Wizard and Glass-The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King
29. Hiding in the Shadows by Kay Hooper
30. The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum
31. The Holy Bible

32. Wolves of the Calla-The Dark Tower V by Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: GeekyGirl on December 26, 2016, 04:18:34 PM
In no particular order and only English as if I add French, it won稚 be a challenge. Those are the ones I remember.
ENGLISH
1.   The Richest man in Babylon by George S. Clason
2.   Rich dad, Poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
3.   The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
4.   Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach
5.   The Millionaire next door by Thomas J. Stanley
6.   Women and Money by Suze Orman
7.   Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Toks K. Oyegunle
8.   How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
9.   A Million Bucks by 30 by Alan Corey
10.   Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Thomas Gordon
11.   Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
12.   Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro
13.   Back Spin by Harlan Coben
14.   No second chance by Harlan Coben
15.   Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
16.   Tell No One by Harlan Coben
17.   Long Lost by Harlan Coben
18.   One False Move by Harlan Coben
19.   Shelter by Harlan Coben
20.   Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
21.   Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
22.   Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
23.   Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
24.   From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell
25.   Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell
26.   Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
27.   Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
28.   Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
29.   Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
30.   I heard that song before by Mary Higgins Clark
31.   Norm? by Agatha Christie
32.   Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
33.   The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
34.   And then there were none by Agatha Christie
35.   Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro
36.   The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
37.   The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen R Covey
38.   The woods by Harlan Coben

39.   Devices and Desires by P. D. James
40.   Innocent Blood by P. D. James
41.   The White Chapel Conspiracy by Anne Perry
42.   Black Spin by Harlan Coben 
43.   Cheasapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
44.   The Hard Way by Lee Child
45.   Well Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George
46.   The Distant Hour by Kate Morton
47.   The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on December 26, 2016, 05:08:20 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
17. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
18. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
19. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
24. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (not really) (also not impressed)
25. A Southern Belle Primer by Maryln Schwartz
26. American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
27. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
28. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
29. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
30. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
31. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
32. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
33. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
34. The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry
35. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Illustrated by J.K. Rowling
36. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick
37. The Leftovers by Tom Perotta
38. Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida
39. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
40. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
41. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
42. Girl on the Golden Coin by Marci Jefferson
43. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Currently reading Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: jengod on December 27, 2016, 12:20:29 AM
35. Avalanche: A Love Story by Julia Leigh

36. Progress as if survival mattered: A handbook for a conserver society by Friends of the Earth

37. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: nnls on December 27, 2016, 12:35:38 AM
Books so far

1.   Holy Cow Sarah MacDonald
2.   These things happen Greg Fleet
3.   The Story of Stuff Annie Leonard
4.   Sweet poison David Gillespie
5.   Casual Vacancy JK Rowling
6.   The Secret Letters of the monk who sold his Ferrari Robin Sharma
7.   Shopaholic to the rescue Sophie Kinsella
8.   The Last Chinese Chef Nicole Mones
9.   The moneyless manifesto Mark Boyle
10.   The Big short Michael Lewis
11.   Big fat Lies David Gillespie
12.   Year with no sugar Eve O Schaub
13.   Fidel and Che Simon reid henty
14.   For Whom the bell tolls Ernest Hemingway
15.   The Martian Andy Weir
16.   To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
17.   The other Boleyn girl Philippa Gregory
18.   I want to live Nina Lugovskaya
19.   Wedding Night Sophie Kinsella
20.   Mercy Jodi Picoult
21.   Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
22.   Red scarf Girl Ji Ji Jang
23.   A certain justice PD James
24.   19 minutes Jodi Picoult
25.   Room Emma Donoghue
26.   A Vintage Wedding Katie Fford
27.   A Dogs Purpose W Bruce Cameron
28.   The Light Between Oceans M.L Stedman
29.   Bridesmaid Blitz Sarah Webb
30.   The Royal We Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
31.   Autobiography Morrissey
32.    Zealot Reza aslan
33.   The understudy 縫avid Nicholls
34.   Clan of the cave bear Jean M auel
35.   Holding Yawulyu Zohl De Ishta
36.   Peace Kills PJ O'Rourke
37.   Mrs Peregrine's Home for peculiar children ransom Riggs
38.   Bolivian Diaries Che Guevara
39.   The Millionaire Next door Thomas J Stanley
40.   Brooklyn Colm Toibin
41.   Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls Boyd Anderson


I have just started the second book in the Clan of the cave bear series and am enjoying it so far.

I have been doing a good mix of serious and lighthearted as well as fiction and non fiction this year. Though I haven't gotten through as many as I would hope

42.   You before me Jojo MOyes
43.   The Life Changing Magic of tidying up Marie Kondo
44.   The Valley of horses Jean M Auel
45.   The life changing magic of not giving a fuck Sarah Knight
46.   The girl on the train Paula Hawkins
47.   Inferno Dan Brown
48.   These Things Hidden Heather Gudenkauf
49.   Our Woman in Kabul Irris Makler
50.   The Simple Home Rhonda Hetzel
51.   Mammoth Hunters Jean M Auel


Made it to 50 books with a bit of time to spare.

52.   Small great things Jodi Picoult
53.   Hollow City Ransom Riggs
54.   Library of Souls Ransom Riggs
55.   The wrong girl Zoe Foster
56.   Full planet, empty plates: the new geopolitics of food scarcity Lester Brown
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: nnls on December 27, 2016, 12:46:13 AM
Does anyone want to share their TOP 5 READS of 2016? I'm curious to know why as well.

Umm this is hard and I dont know about order of top 5

These things happen Greg Fleet I found this funny, and also kinda depressing. It helps I am a fan of Greg Fleet though. It was good to read about his struggle with drug addiction and how it has affected his life and career

The Martian Andy Weir I just found this a really engaging and interesting read. I liked the book a lot more than the movie, though that's usually the case

Holding Yawulyu: White Culture and Black women痴 law Zohl De Ishta - Interesting read on a group of Indigenous woman living in Northern Western Australia and the authors take on the cultural differences between black and white Australians

The girl on the train Paula Hawkins - Just found this really gripping and couldnt put it down

Full planet, empty plates: the new geopolitics of food scarcity Lester Brown - I enjoyed it and its made me think a bit more about the resources we have and the problems we may face in the future
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ringer707 on December 29, 2016, 05:35:32 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
17. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
18. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
19. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
20. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
21. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
22. Notorious RBG by Shana Knizhnik and Irin Carmon
23. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
24. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (not really) (also not impressed)
25. A Southern Belle Primer by Maryln Schwartz
26. American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
27. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
28. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
29. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
30. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
31. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
32. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
33. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
34. The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry
35. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Illustrated by J.K. Rowling
36. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick
37. The Leftovers by Tom Perotta
38. Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida
39. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
40. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
41. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
42. Girl on the Golden Coin by Marci Jefferson
43. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
44. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Looks like that's it for me for the year! Started What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson but not going to have it done before the new year.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on December 30, 2016, 10:15:35 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
19. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
20. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
21. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
22. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
23. How not to die by Michael Greger
24. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
25.  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
26. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Raising Teenagers and Young Adults by Frances Jensen and Amy Nutt
27. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
28. Missing Mom by Joyce Carol Oates
29. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
30. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
31. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halsey Anderson
32. The Passage by Justin Cronin
33. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
34. The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
35. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
36.  Treachery at Lancaster Gate by Anne Perry

37. Lock In by John Scalzi
38. Justin Morgan had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
39. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: tnrunner on December 30, 2016, 01:19:19 PM
So I do not think I'll be able to finish another book before years end but am very happy with finishing 33. I honestly didn't think I'd be able to get through that many given my hectic work schedule.

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
12. The Battle plan for prayer by Stephan & Alex Kendrick
13. The Revenant by Michael Punke
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
16. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
19. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
20. The autobiography of a Thief by Hutchins Hapgood
21. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
22. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
23. The runaway jury by John Grisham
24. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
25. The dark tower I:The Gunslinger by Stephen King
26. The dark tower II: The drawing of the three by Stephen King
27. The dark tower III:The Waste lands by Stephen King
28. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass- by Stephen King
29. Hiding in the Shadows by Kay Hooper
30. The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum
31. The Holy Bible
32. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla- by Stephen King

33. The Dark Tower VI: The Song of Susannah by Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: ahptex on December 30, 2016, 08:27:08 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
20. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
21. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
22. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
23. How not to die by Michael Greger
24. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
25.  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
26. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Raising Teenagers and Young Adults by Frances Jensen and Amy Nutt
27. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
28. Missing Mom by Joyce Carol Oates
29. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
30. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
31. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halsey Anderson
32. The Passage by Justin Cronin
33. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
34. The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
35. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
36.  Treachery at Lancaster Gate by Anne Perry
37. Lock In by John Scalzi
38. Justin Morgan had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
39. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer


40.  Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: rachellynn99 on December 31, 2016, 03:21:28 PM
Just finished Tender to the Bone by Ruth Reichl. I liked it. Would be good for foodies.

I just went to the library this morning so will start my 2017 list tomorrow.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Cookie78 on December 31, 2016, 06:03:05 PM
First 50
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2016/msg1134955/#msg1134955

51. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield
52. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
53. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
54. Down the Wild River North - Constance Helmericks
55. Scraping Heaven: A Family's Journey Along the Continental Divide - Cindy Ross
56. The Water Is Wide: A Memoir - Pat Conroy
57. Victory of Eagles - Naomi Novik
58. Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping - Bill Mason
59. Your Money or your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence - Vicki Robin
60. The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
61. In the Labrynth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent - Marie Brennan
62. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - Patricia B. McConnell
63. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck
64. The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: a Math-free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World - James Kakalios (audiobook)
65. Orienteering: the Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques - Ian Bratt
66. Tongues of Serpents - Naomi Novik
67. The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy - Various Authors
68. Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration - David Roberts (audiobook)
69. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
70. The Life-changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have With People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do - Sarah Knight
71. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two - J. K. Rowling
72. Wilderness Navigation: Finding your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & Gps - Bob Burns
73. Improve your Eyesight: A Guide to the Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses - Jonathan Barnes
74. Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective - Douglas A. Vakoch (Editor)
75. Beyond: Our Future in Space - Chris Impey
76. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin
77. Home Tanning and Leather Making Guide: A Book of Information for Those Who Wish to Tan and Make Leather From Cattle, Horse, Calf, Sheep, Goat, Deer and Other Hides and Skins : Also Explains How to Skin, Handle, Classify and Market - Alberta B. Farnham
78. The Case For Mars: The Plan To Settle The Red Planet And Why We Must - Robert Zubrin
79. Rogues - Various Authors (audiobook)
80. The Ultimate Guide to Skinning and Tanning: A Complete Guide to Working With Pelts, Fur, and Leather - Monte Burch
81. The Universe in a Nutshell - Stephen Hawking (audiobook)
82. A Torch Against the Night - Sabaa Tahir
83. Vision for Life: Ten Steps to Natural Eyesight Improvement - Meir Schneider
84. An Elk in the House - Beverly Lein
85. Elk: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation - Erwin A. Bauer
86. Capoeira Conditioning: How to Build Strength, Agility, and Cardiovascular Fitness Using Capoeira Movements - Gerard Taylor
87. Elk!: Proven Strategies for Elk Hunting Success - Bob Robb
88. Deerskins Into Buckskins: How to Tan With Brains, Soap or Eggs - Matt Richards
89. The Heart of the Hunter - Laurens Van der Post
90. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives - Dan Millman
91. Starting Out in the Afternoon: A Mid-life Journey Into Wild Land - Jill Frayne
92. Playtime for your Dog: Keep Him Busy Throughout the Day - Christina Sondermann
93. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
94. The Millionaire Fastlane Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for A Lifetime - M. J DeMarco

I slowed down in the last month and didn't hit 100 books, but close! Considering I may have read 2-3 books per year for the past decade I'd say it's an improvement. :)

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Anje on January 01, 2017, 03:01:58 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. Childrens books but so hilarious!)
12-14. Secret Breakers vol 1-3 by H.L. Dennis (childrens books)
15-17. The Luck Uglies 1-3 by Paul Durham (great fun, I enjoy the nice and varied new children's books out there)
18. The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (audiobook, really didn't care for this one)
19. "The Black Viking" - Bergsveinn Birgisson (very interesting)
20. "Unimaginable rich": a story about the Norwegian oil fond. (great read)
21-22. TodHunter Moon #1 and 2 by Angie Sage
23. Archie Greene and the magical museum by D.D. Everest (audiobook)
24-26. Hunger Games 1-3 by Suzanne Collins (audiobooks)
27. Meet me in Atlantis by Mark Adams (audiobook)
28. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
29. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
30. Indoor kitchen gardening by Elizabeth Millard (very informative)
31-34. Raven Cycle 1-4 by Maggie Stiefwater (audiobooks: I liked these a lot)
35. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
36. The Fog Diver by Joel N Ross
37. The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth by Katherine Woodfine
38. The adventures of Tintin 1-23 by Herg (great re-read of the classic comic series)
39. After the quake by Haruki Murakami
40-43. A Murder Most Unladylike mysteries 1-4 by Robin Stevens (audiobooks)
44. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (audiobook)
45. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (audiobook)
46. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
47. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
48. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
49. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
50. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Only just made it.

My favourites from the year was:
1. The Septimus Heap series
2. The Raven Cycle
3. The Clockwork series
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on January 01, 2017, 07:02:52 PM
Final list for 2016!

I read a total of 105 books (76 completed, 29 partially finished.):

1.   This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
2.   Earthsea Book 1: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
3.   Earthsea Book 2: The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin
4.   Wild Child (short stories) by T. C. Boyle
5.   Earthsea Book 3: The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin
6.   Earthsea Book 4: Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin
7.   Earthsea Book 5: Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
8.   Earthsea Book 6: The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin
9.   Choosing Simplicity: Real People Finding Peace and Fulfillment in a Complex World (10%) by Linda Breen Pierce
10.   The Master and Margarita (16%) by Mikhail Bulgakov
11.   Debt: The First 5,000 Years (15%) by David Graeber
12.   Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (10%) by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
13.   The Botany of Desire: A Plant's by Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
14.   1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
15.   The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
16.   Your Money and Your Brain by Jason Zweig
17.   Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No, To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
18.   The Snow Queen (15%) by Joan D. Vinge
19.   The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
20.   Ready Player One (10%) by Ernest Cline
21.   The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time by Alex Korb
22.   Bossypants by Tina Fey
23.   On the Road by Jack Kerouac
24.   Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst by Dan Reingold and Jennifer Reingold
25.   M is for Magic (short stories) by Neil Gaiman
26.   The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
27.   Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
28.   The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot
29.   The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
30.   A Fire Upon the Deep (10%) by Vernor Vinge
31.   Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
32.   Smoke and Mirrors (short stories) by Neil Gaiman
33.   The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (short stories) by Stephen King
34.   Suicide: The Forever Decision by Paul G. Quinnett
35.   Mistborn Book 6: The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
36.   Level Up Your Life (10%) by Steve Kamb
37.   Under the Dome (10%) by Stephen King
38.   The Stormlight Archive Book 1: The Way of Kings (10%) by Brandon Sanderson
39.   Kikomachine Vol. 11: Mga Kirot ng Kapalaran by Manix Abrera
40.   Nine Stories (30%) by J.D. Salinger
41.   Rising: Strategies for the Broke, the At by Risk, and Those Who Love Them by Joon Madriga
42.   Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
43.   The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
44.   Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (50%) by David Sedaris
45.   Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
46.   The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
47.   The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
48.   The Sun Also Rises (16%) by Ernest Hemingway
49.   Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
50.   Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai (20%) by Tsunetono Yamamoto and William Scott Wilson
51.   What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
52.   Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
53.   Stupid is Foreovermore by Miriam Defensor by Santiago
54.   Slade House by David Mitchell
55.   Zero K by Don DeLillo
56.   Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami
57.   The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (10%) by Carson McCullers
58.   Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
59.   A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
60.   The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (10%) by Ron Hansen
61.   The Celestine Prophecy (50%) by James Redfield
62.   The Audacity of Hope (10%) by Barack Obama
63.   Songs of Love and Death (5%) by Various Authors (edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)
64.   Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
65.   Brief Interviews with Hideous Men  by David Foster Wallace
66.   Walden (50%) by Henry David Thoreau
67.   Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling et al
68.   Unveiling the Retirement Myth by Jim Otar
69.   Thirteen Moons (50%) by Charles Frazier
70.   The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
71.   Mark 9 verse 47 by Maika Ezawa and Tepai Pascual
72.   Pucha E Di Komiks by Toto Magdayag
73.   Songs of Love and Death (short stories) by Various Authors (edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)
74.   Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
75.   Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad (20%)  by Gordon Thomas
76.   The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
77.   The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
78.   The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart
79.   The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (10%) by Siddhartha Mukherjee
80.   101 Kagila by gilalas na Nilalang by Edgar Calabia Samar
81.   Kokology: the Game of Self by Discovery by Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito
82.   The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker
83.   The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
84.   Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
85.   White Teeth (10%) by Zadie Smith
86.   Reading Lolita in Tehran (10%)  by Azar Nafisi
87.   The House of Rothschild Volume 1: Money's Prophets (25%) by Niall Ferguson
88.   Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
89.   Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
90.   Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
91.   Nation by Terry Pratchett
92.   Wicked by Gregory Maguire
93.   Don't Sweat the Small Stuff About Money by Richard Carlson
94.   A History of Reading (25%) by Alberto Manguel
95.   Who Moved My Cheese?  by Spencer Johnson
96.   The Sandman: Book of Dreams (short stories) by Edited by Neil Gaiman and Ed Kramer
97.   The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by Published by Dorling Kindersley
98.   The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
99.   The Valkyries (50%) by Paulo Coelho
100.   The Joy of Not Working by Ernie J. Zelinski
101.   Little Bee (35%) by Chris Cleave
102.   How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne
103.   The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams
104.   The Practical Potter by Josie Warshaw
105.   Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream by James Altucher


My favorites this year were:
1. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne
2. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
3. The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Kriegsspiel on January 02, 2017, 09:44:39 AM

Top Fiction
Elantris
How I Became Stupid
Darwin痴 Radio
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The Water Knife
Seveneves
Star痴 Reach
Spark
-
Gone With The Wind

Top Nonfiction
Trust Me I知 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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Letters From A Stoic
Cadillac Desert
Imperial Hubris
Sapiens
Detroit: An American Autopsy
The Rise And Fall Of American Growth
The Fall Of Heaven
Our Final Invention
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Beyond Growth
The Twelve Caesars

25% F
75% NF
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 02, 2017, 08:53:03 PM
TOP 5 2016. not in order.
1. The Mad Woman Upstairs (Catherine Lowell).
Although this is a work of fiction, I learned quite a bit of the Brnte sisters. The book is about a fictional descendant who is left a scavenger hunt by her deceased father. I have enjoyed learning some history via historical fiction this year.
2. The Salaryman's Wife (Sujatta Massey). Rei Shimura Mystery Series #1. I have reread the series (11 books) several times, but this is my favorite. A lot of Japanese culture, murder, and some romance. The authors writing is simple and poetic- I can appreciate her writing style.
3. Witch World 1- Red Queen (Christopher Pike)
I feel nostalgic when reading this author of teen horror. This one is unlike any other horror/sci-fi book I've read- with a unique take on witches and science. I read the sequel as well, and it was OK, but the plot was out of left field which bothered me.
4. A Great and Terrible Beauty (Libba Bray) . Gemma Doyle Series 1. I found this teen author a couple years ago and was hooked. She's excellent and able to successfully write various genre as well as time periods ( 1895 England, 1920's New York, modern day.)This particular series combines 1895 England and India with horror and history. It's also completely unique imo, with occult horror and sci-fi.
5. Rebel Angels (Libba Bray) . Gemma Doyle Series 2. A lot more culture in this.one, and the experience of being a young lady in England in 1895 (think corsets and chaperones). I didn't so much like the third in the series.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 02, 2017, 08:57:56 PM
Has anyone created a page for next year yet?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Adventine on January 02, 2017, 09:23:19 PM
Has anyone created a page for next year yet?

Why yes, indeed :)

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2017! (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2017!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: riverffashion on January 02, 2017, 09:30:02 PM
Has anyone created a page for next year yet?

Why yes, indeed :)

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2017! (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/50-books-in-2017!)
Excellent! Last year I read 76, this year 95. Love seeing everyone's reads and progress.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: GeekyGirl on January 05, 2017, 10:06:19 AM
1.   The Richest man in Babylon by George S. Clason
2.   Rich dad, Poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
3.   The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
4.   Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach
5.   The Millionaire next door by Thomas J. Stanley
6.   Women and Money by Suze Orman
7.   Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Toks K. Oyegunle
8.   How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
9.   A Million Bucks by 30 by Alan Corey
10.   Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Thomas Gordon
11.   Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
12.   Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro
13.   Back Spin by Harlan Coben
14.   No second chance by Harlan Coben
15.   Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
16.   Tell No One by Harlan Coben
17.   Long Lost by Harlan Coben
18.   One False Move by Harlan Coben
19.   Shelter by Harlan Coben
20.   Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
21.   Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
22.   Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
23.   Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
24.   From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell
25.   Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell
26.   Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
27.   Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
28.   Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
29.   Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
30.   I heard that song before by Mary Higgins Clark
31.   Norm? by Agatha Christie
32.   Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
33.   The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
34.   And then there were none by Agatha Christie
35.   Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro
36.   The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
37.   The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen R Covey
38.   The woods by Harlan Coben
39.   Devices and Desires by P. D. James
40.   Innocent Blood by P. D. James
41.   The White Chapel Conspiracy by Anne Perry
42.   Black Spin by Harlan Coben 
43.   Cheasapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
44.   The Hard Way by Lee Child
45.   Well Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George
46.   The Distant Hour by Kate Morton
47.   The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
48.   The Lighthouse by P. D. James
49.   The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill


Favorites this year:

Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach
Women and Money by Suze Orman
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Probably because it is the first time I am reading non-fiction and FI books. Less romance novels this year (well this is only my reading in English, I should have had at least triple that in French, but mostly in the same genre and by the same authors). Heading to the 2017 thread now.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: oldtoyota on January 12, 2017, 06:24:07 AM
Kudos to all who played this past year. =-)

I reached the 50 and might have exceeded it. I'm fairly sure I forgot to list a few books, and I keep forgetting to do it.

Will you set this goal for yourself again in 2017?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2016
Post by: Carolina on My Mind on January 14, 2017, 03:41:16 PM
So, I'm not sure what my final tally was, because after listing my first 30 books in this thread, I got distracted and forgot to keep track for the rest of the year.  But I've added the other books I can remember reading in 2016, and here's my final list as best I can remember:

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
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
21.  Fifty Shades of Grey EL James
22.  Room Emma Donoghue
23.  Real Artists Have Day Jobs Sara Benincasa
24.  A Man Called Ove Fredrick Backman
25.  The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
26.  Black Flags:  The Rise of ISIS Joby Warrick
27.  A Little Life Hanya Yanigahara
28.  The Simple Path to Wealth JL Collins
29.  Slade House David Mitchell
30.  The War of Art Steven Pressfield
31.  The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin
32.  July's People Nadine Gordimer
33.  The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown (possibly my favorite book of 2016)
34.  V for Vendetta Alan Moore (my first-ever graphic novel)
35.  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Philip K. Dick
36.  The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
37.  The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Stephen King
38.  A Christmas Memory Truman Capote

Off to join the 2017 challenge!