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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #250 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. :)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #251 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.

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« Reply #252 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.

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« Reply #253 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).

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #254 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.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #255 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.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #256 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



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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #257 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 - Brené Brown
12. Black Powder War - Naomi Novik
13. Wealthing Like Rabbits - Robert R. Brown
14. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
15. The Language Hoax - John H. McWhorter
16. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
17. The Martian - Andy Weir
18. 101 Tax Secrets for Canadians - Timothy J. Cestnick
19. You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost) - Felicia Day
20. White Dog Fell from the Sky - Eleanor Morse
21. The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss
22. Level up your Life - Steve Kamb
23. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
24. The Upside of Stress - Kelly McGonigal
25. The Girl on The Train - Paula Hawkins
26. Furiously Happy - Jenny Lawson

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #258 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #259 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

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« Reply #260 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).

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #261 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!

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #262 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

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« Reply #263 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #264 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 .

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #265 on: March 22, 2016, 06:00:05 AM »
  • Villette - Charlotte Brontė
  • The Professor - Charlotte Brontė
  • Shirley - Charlotte Brontė (Jane Eyre remains my favourite of hers)
  • Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King (makes me want to reread The Dark Tower series)
  • Angels and Visitations - Neil Gaiman
  • The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach - Steven Erikson
  • A Blink of the Screen - Terry Pratchett
  • Warriors of the Storm - Bernard Cornwell
  • The Crippled God - Steven Erikson - last one in the series :( I'm sure I'll re-read them at some point
  • Twelve Years A Slave - Solomon Northup
  • The Long Mars - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #266 on: March 22, 2016, 02:27:22 PM »
1. True Grit - Charles Portis
2. The Infernal City - Greg Keyes

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #267 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #268 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.


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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #269 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!)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #270 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #271 on: March 23, 2016, 03:23:52 PM »
  • F - Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (1 Jan)
  • NF - Trust Me, I’m Lying by Holiday (6 Jan)
  • NF - Mindset by Dweck (8 Jan)
  • NF - Brainwashing And Other Forms Of Mind Control by Hyde (9 Jan)
  • NF - Beyond Fear by Schneier (12 Jan)
  • F - How I Became Stupid by Page (13 Jan)
  • NF - Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E Lee by Korda (23 Jan)
  • F - Hyperion by Simmons (1 Feb)
  • NF - When Corporations Rule The World by Korten (9 Feb)
  • F - Forever War by Haldeman (10 Feb)
  • F - Forever Peace by Haldeman (15 Feb)
  • F - Forever Free by Haldeman (18 Feb)
  • NF - The Spartan Army by Lazenby (19 Feb)
  • NF - Desert Warfare by Perrett (22 Feb)
  • NF - The Resilient Farm And Homestead by Falk (26 Feb)
  • NF - Elon Musk by Vance (28 Feb)
  • F - Pattern Recognition by Gibson (2 Mar)
  • NF - An Economist Goes To Lunch by Cowen (4 Mar)
  • NF - The Tyranny of Dead Ideas by Miller (6 Mar)
  • NF - The 10,000 Year Explosion by Cochran (7 Mar)
  • NF - Green Wizardry by John Michael Greer (8 Mar)
  • NF - Abundance by Diamondis and Kotler (11 Mar)
  • NF - The Big Sort by Bishop & Cushing (14 Mar)
  • NF - The Joy Of Not Working by Zelinski (15 Mar)
  • NF - A Lazy Person’s Guide To Success Zelinski (16 Mar)
  • NF - How To Be Idle by Hodgkinson (19 Mar)
  • NF - Flash Boys by Lewis (21 Mar)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #272 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)

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« Reply #273 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)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #274 on: March 23, 2016, 10:55:42 PM »
31.This Book is Overdue! (Marilyn Johnson)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #275 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!

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #276 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.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #277 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.
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« Reply #278 on: March 25, 2016, 10:34:12 AM »
31.This Book is Overdue! (Marilyn Johnson)

32. Rooms (Lauren Oliver)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #279 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

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« Reply #280 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #281 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
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« Reply #282 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)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #283 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.

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« Reply #284 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.

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« Reply #285 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.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #286 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?

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« Reply #287 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.

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« Reply #288 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.

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« Reply #289 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)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #290 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

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« Reply #291 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.

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« Reply #292 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. 

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #293 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) **

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« Reply #294 on: April 04, 2016, 04:05:36 AM »
  • Villette - Charlotte Brontė
  • The Professor - Charlotte Brontė
  • Shirley - Charlotte Brontė (Jane Eyre remains my favourite of hers)
  • Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King (makes me want to reread The Dark Tower series)
  • Angels and Visitations - Neil Gaiman
  • The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach - Steven Erikson
  • A Blink of the Screen - Terry Pratchett
  • Warriors of the Storm - Bernard Cornwell
  • The Crippled God - Steven Erikson - last one in the series :( I'm sure I'll re-read them at some point
  • Twelve Years A Slave - Solomon Northup
  • The Long Mars - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
  • Unbreakable Hearts - Laurence Beveridge
  • The Long Utopia - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #295 on: April 04, 2016, 07:48:01 AM »
@eliza: Looks like you had a productive weekend.

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« Reply #296 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 - Brené Brown
12. Black Powder War - Naomi Novik
13. Wealthing Like Rabbits - Robert R. Brown
14. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
15. The Language Hoax - John H. McWhorter
16. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
17. The Martian - Andy Weir
18. 101 Tax Secrets for Canadians - Timothy J. Cestnick
19. You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost) - Felicia Day
20. White Dog Fell from the Sky - Eleanor Morse
21. The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss
22. Level up your Life - Steve Kamb
23. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
24. The Upside of Stress - Kelly McGonigal
25. The Girl on The Train - Paula Hawkins
26. Furiously Happy - Jenny Lawson
27. The Black Swan - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
28. The Art of Non-Conformity - Chris Guillebeau
29. An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir
30. Death on the Barrens - George James Grinnell



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
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« Reply #297 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.

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« Reply #298 on: April 04, 2016, 09:32:47 AM »

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

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



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

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

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« Reply #299 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)