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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #550 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #551 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.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #552 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #553 on: November 27, 2016, 03:55:14 PM »
90. Chain Letter (Christopher Pike)
91. Ancient Evil (Christopher Pike)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #554 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!

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #555 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #556 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 Hergé (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)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #557 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.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #558 on: November 29, 2016, 11:55:21 AM »
90. Chain Letter (Christopher Pike)
91. Ancient Evil (Christopher Pike)
92. Cinnamon (V.C. Andrews)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #559 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’s 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’s 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 - ****

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #560 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #561 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.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #562 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)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #563 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #564 on: December 09, 2016, 12:08:06 PM »
Updated:

1. The Girl in the Spider’s 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’s Ink (Jocelynn Drake)
4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Jack Thorne)
5. Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
6. Dead Man’s 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.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #565 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #566 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #567 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #568 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)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #569 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!

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #570 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #571 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)

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« Reply #572 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

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« Reply #573 on: December 26, 2016, 04:18:34 PM »
In no particular order and only English as if I add French, it won’t 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #574 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

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« Reply #575 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

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« Reply #576 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 –David 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

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« Reply #577 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’s 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #578 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.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #579 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #580 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

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« Reply #581 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

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« Reply #582 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.

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« Reply #583 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. :)


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« Reply #584 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 Hergé (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

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« Reply #585 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #586 on: January 02, 2017, 09:44:39 AM »
  • F - Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (1 Jan)
  • NF - Trust Me, I’m Lying by Holiday (6 Jan)
  • NF - Mindset by Dweck (8 Jan)
  • NF - Brainwashing And Other Forms Of Mind Control by Hyde (9 Jan)
  • NF - Beyond Fear by Schneier (12 Jan)
  • F - How I Became Stupid by Page (13 Jan)
  • NF - Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E Lee by Korda (23 Jan)
  • F - Hyperion by Simmons (1 Feb)
  • NF - When Corporations Rule The World by Korten (9 Feb)
  • F - Forever War by Haldeman (10 Feb)
  • F - Forever Peace by Haldeman (15 Feb)
  • F - Forever Free by Haldeman (18 Feb)
  • NF - The Spartan Army by Lazenby (19 Feb)
  • NF - Desert Warfare by Perrett (22 Feb)
  • NF - The Resilient Farm And Homestead by Falk (26 Feb)
  • NF - Elon Musk by Vance (28 Feb)
  • F - Pattern Recognition by Gibson (2 Mar)
  • NF - An Economist Goes To Lunch by Cowen (4 Mar)
  • NF - The Tyranny of Dead Ideas by Miller (6 Mar)
  • NF - The 10,000 Year Explosion by Cochran (7 Mar)
  • NF - Green Wizardry by John Michael Greer (8 Mar)
  • NF - Abundance by Diamondis and Kotler (11 Mar)
  • NF - The Big Sort by Bishop & Cushing (14 Mar)
  • NF - The Joy Of Not Working by Zelinski (15 Mar)
  • NF - A Lazy Person’s Guide To Success Zelinski (16 Mar)
  • NF - How To Be Idle by Hodgkinson (19 Mar)
  • NF - Flash Boys by Lewis (21 Mar)
  • NF - The Big Short by Lewis (24 Mar)
  • F - Earth Abides by Stewart, George (29 Mar)
  • NF - Wired For War by Singer (3 April)
  • NF - Among The Bohemians by Nicholson (8 April)
  • NF - Present Shock by Rushkoff (10 April)
  • NF - The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen (13 April)
  • NF - Worms Eat My Garbage by Appelhof (15 April)
  • NF - The Self Sufficient Home by Nyerges (17 April)
  • F - Darwin’s Radio by Bear (19 April)
  • NF - Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World by Michael Lewis (20 April)
  • NF - Better Off by Brende (22 April)
  • F - Darwin’s Children by Bear (25 April)
  • NF - The Great Stagnation by Cowen (25 April)
  • NF - Average Is Over by Cowen (26 April)
  • F - God’s Debris by Scott Adams (27 April)
  • F - The Religion War by Scott Adams (27 April)
  • NF - The Zero Marginal Cost Society by Jeremy Rifkin (1 May)
  • NF - A Farewell To Alms by Clark (7 May)
  • NF - Fab by Gershenfeld (8 May)
  • NF - The Pentagon And The Art Of War by Luttwak (9 May)
  • NF - The Freedom Manifesto by Hodgkinson (12 May)
  • NF - Small Is Beautiful by EF Shumacher (13 May)
  • NF - The Self-Sufficient House by Coffee (14 May)
  • F - A Fire Upon The Deep by Vinge (20 May)
  • F - The Water Knife Bacigalupi (22 May)
  • F - Deception Point by Dan Brown (23 May)
  • NF - Profit By Investing In Real Estate Tax Liens by Loftis (24 May)
  • NF - Panic by Michael Lewis (28 May)
  • NF - Seneca : the philosopher and his modern message by Gummere (28 May)
  • NF - The Overspent American by Schor (30 May)
  • NF - Seneca: Letters From A Stoic by Campbell (31 May)
  • F - The Martian by Weir (4 June)
  • NF - The Stoic Philosophy Of Seneca by Hadas (4 June)
  • NF - The Most Important Thing by Marks (6 June)
  • NF - This Time Is Different by Reinhart & Rogoff (7 June)
  • NF - Cadillac Desert by Reisner (11 June)
  • F - Seveneves by Stephenson (15 June)
  • NF - Imperial Hubris: Why The World Is Losing The War On Terror by Scheuer (22 June)
  • F - Sandstorm by James Rollins (24 June)
  • NF - To The Last Breath: A Memoir Of Going To Extremes by Slakely (25 June)
  • F - Voices From The Street by Dick (30 June)
  • NF - The Way Of Zen by Watts (1 July)
  • NF - Paradise Lot by Toensmeier (3 July)
  • NF - Combat Bureaucrat by Nick Stevens (4 July)
  • NF - A Radically Beneficial World by Charles Hugh Smith (5 July)
  • NF - Sapiens by Harari (7 July)
  • NF - Man’s Search For Meaning by Frankl (10 July)
  • F - This Is A Book by Martin (11 July)
  • NF - The Autobiography Of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley (13 July)
  • NF - The Essential Family Camper by Aiken (15 July)
  • NF - Bed Of Procrustes by Taleb (16 July)
  • F - Babbitt by Lewis (18 July)
  • NF - The Long Emergency by Kunstler (24 July)
  • NF - The Next Hundred Million: America In 2050 by Kotkin (25 July)
  • NF - The City by Kotkin (26 July)
  • NF - Home From Nowhere by Kunstler (29 July)
  • F - Star’s Reach by John Michael Greer (3 Aug)
  • NF - The Geography Of Nowhere by Kunstler (13 Aug)
  • NF - One Straw Revolution by Fukuoka (15 Aug)
  • NF - Pragmatic Capitalism by Cullen Roche (21 Aug)
  • NF - And The Weak Suffer What They Must? by Varoufakis (28 Aug)
  • NF - War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning by Hedges (31 Aug)
  • NF - Detroit: An American Autopsy by LeDuff (5 Sep)
  • NF - How To Grow More Vegetables by Jeavons (7 Sep)
  • NF - Living Cheaply With Style by Callenbach (8 Sep)
  • NF - How To Survive Without A Salary by Charles Long (11 Sep)
  • NF - The Rise And Fall Of American Growth by Gordon (11 Oct)
  • NF - Dark Age America by Greer (15 Oct)
  • F - Spark by John Twelve Hawks (25 Oct)
  • NF - The Fall Of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran by Cooper (3 Nov)
  • NF - Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor by Griffin (7 Nov)
  • NF - The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner by Bach (8 Nov)
  • NF - Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence And The End Of The Human Era by Barat (11 Nov)
  • F - Billie Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Fountain (16 Nov)
  • NF - Soldiers of God: With The Mujahidin In Afghanistan by Kaplan (21 Nov)
  • NF - Beyond Growth by Daly (7 Dec)
  • F - Gone With The Wind by Mitchell (15 Dec)
  • NF - The Age Of Stagnation by Das (21 Dec)
  • F - Steppenwolf by Hesse (23 Dec)
  • NF - The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius (30 Dec)

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

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #587 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 Brönte 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.
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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #588 on: January 02, 2017, 08:57:56 PM »
Has anyone created a page for next year yet?

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #589 on: January 02, 2017, 09:23:19 PM »

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #590 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!
Excellent! Last year I read 76, this year 95. Love seeing everyone's reads and progress.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #591 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.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #592 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?

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« Reply #593 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!