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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #150 on: February 08, 2016, 02:31:10 PM »
Completed:
1. The Wealthy Barber Returns - Dave Chilton
2. The Tiger - John Vaillant
3. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
4. Oh, The Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
5. His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
6. Throne of Jade - Naomi Novik
7. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
8. The Obstacle is the Way - Ryan Holiday
9. Fluent Forever - Gabriel Wyner
10. The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
11. Rising Strong - Brené Brown
12. Black Powder War - Naomi Novik

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



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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #151 on: February 09, 2016, 12:20:17 AM »
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

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

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

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

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

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

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

12. I Am Legend

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

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

16. Unterzakhn (Leela Coreman)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #152 on: February 09, 2016, 04:59:58 AM »
Cookie78, reading a book in English and then in its translation seems like an excellent way to learn another language. I'm going to try it.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #153 on: February 09, 2016, 07:01:13 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

I've sorted a stack of books from my shelves which I haven't read and don't have any particular attachment to, so my plan is to read through those and then donate them.  I also have a few Terry Pratchett books left, but I think part of me is putting that off so that I still have some of his work to look forward too.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #154 on: February 09, 2016, 11:22:02 AM »
Cookie78, reading a book in English and then in its translation seems like an excellent way to learn another language. I'm going to try it.

Agree!

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #155 on: February 09, 2016, 11:43:00 AM »
I've sorted a stack of books from my shelves which I haven't read and don't have any particular attachment to, so my plan is to read through those and then donate them. 

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

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« Reply #156 on: February 09, 2016, 11:50:35 AM »
I am in and looking forward to it as well.

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

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

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

8.  The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman (requested this from the library based on this thread - thanks!). 

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #157 on: February 09, 2016, 12:10:14 PM »
I've sorted a stack of books from my shelves which I haven't read and don't have any particular attachment to, so my plan is to read through those and then donate them. 

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

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #158 on: February 09, 2016, 01:46:04 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)

Quite thought provoking. I didn't like his some of his concepts and how he defined the problem, but I couldn't really find much wrong with his "solution." I wonder if this book solidified some of MMM's own views, as there are a lot of parallels. Hell, he even cites Your Money Or Your Life.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #159 on: February 10, 2016, 04:39:28 PM »
I've been looking for a place to track my reading for the year and this thread seems a good idea (also a place to get goof book suggestions) - mind if I join?

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

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

1. A Year of Ravens (multi author historic fiction - too many authors to name)
2. Home - Marilyn Robinson
3. Taming of the Queen - Philippa Gregory

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #160 on: February 10, 2016, 06:24:32 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)



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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #161 on: February 10, 2016, 08:18:37 PM »
Kriegsspiel, what did you think of The Forever War? I read it a few months ago and really liked it. Even though it's not at all a recent sci-fi story, I found it refreshing in how it dealt with relativity head on, instead of finding a way to explain it away or ignore it like most sci-fi stories seem to.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #162 on: February 10, 2016, 08:20:21 PM »
1.  Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
2.  Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
3.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey
4.  Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey
5. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
6. Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman
7. Moneyball - Michael Lewis

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #163 on: February 10, 2016, 08:27:19 PM »
Kriegsspiel, what did you think of The Forever War? I read it a few months ago and really liked it. Even though it's not at all a recent sci-fi story, I found it refreshing in how it dealt with relativity head on, instead of finding a way to explain it away or ignore it like most sci-fi stories seem to.

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

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #164 on: February 11, 2016, 10:05:21 AM »

1. Memory Theater by Simon Critchley
2. A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
3. So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
4. Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut
5. Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut

Currently Reading - Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus / The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury / Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #165 on: February 11, 2016, 04:12:41 PM »
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

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

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

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

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

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

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

12. I Am Legend

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

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

16. Unterzakhn (Leela Coreman)

17. The Blind Mirror

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #166 on: February 12, 2016, 04:28:22 PM »
1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (finished 1/1/2016)
2. Golden Son by Pierce Brown (1/4)
3. The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer (1/8)
4. Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer (1/9)
5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (1/11)
6. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (1/12)
7. Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold (1/15)
8. Nexus by Ramez Naam (1/23)
9. Level up your Life by Steven Kamb (1/24)
10. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (1/31)
11. Crux by Ramez Naam (2/11)
12. Abundance: The Future is better than you think by Peter Diamandis (2/12)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #167 on: February 13, 2016, 03:32:10 AM »
1. Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
2. Cress - Marissa Meyer
3. Winter - Marissa Meyer
4. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers
5. Balanced on the Blade's Edge - Lindsay Buroker
6. Deathmaker - Lindsay Buroker
7. Blood Charged - Lindsay Buroker
8. Patterns in the Dark - Lindsay Buroker
9. The Blade's Memory - Lindsay Buroker

10. Armada - Ernest Cline
11. Storm Glass - Maria Snyder
12. Sea Glass - Maria Snyder

All of these 3 were fine, without being outstanding.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #168 on: February 13, 2016, 03:36:19 PM »
1. War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
2. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K.Rowling
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling 
6. Small Space, Big Harvest (NF)
7. Whole30 (NF)
8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling

9. The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
10. The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith
11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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« Reply #169 on: February 14, 2016, 02:55:54 PM »
I am in and looking forward to it as well.

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

Currently reading #9. Paris at the End of the World: The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918 by John Baxter

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #170 on: February 14, 2016, 03:10:14 PM »
Finally finished a book!

1. Darknet by Matthew Mather (Feb 4)

2. The Last Girl by Joe Hart (Feb 13)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #171 on: February 14, 2016, 08:24:59 PM »
1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1/9) ***
2. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (1/10) **
3. A Beginner's Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff (1/11) **
4. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (1/15) ***
5. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (1/16) **
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (1/17) **
7. Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (1/18) **
8. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (1/20) ** [Audiobook]
9. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon (1/22) ***
10. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1/22)**** [Audiobook]
11. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (1/23) ***
12. Buenos Aires by James Gardner (1/26) ** (If you are interested in the history of architecture this would be 3-4*s...I was hoping for more of the political/social history of the city and found it dry.)
13. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (1/28) ****
14. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (1/30) ***
15. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (1/31) ***
16. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan (2/2) ***
17. In a French Kitchen by Susan Hermann Loomis (1/25) *** [Missed this one last time I updated]
18. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (2/2) ***
19. A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (2/3) *** [Audiobook]
20. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin (2/7) ***
21. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (2/14) ****
22. Like Family by Paolo Giordano (2/14) ***


Currently Reading/Listening:
A Man Named Ove by Frederik Backman
Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life by Kim Severson
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #172 on: February 15, 2016, 05:17:50 PM »
Hot dog! This is a challenge I can get behind.

1. Steelheart: The Reckoners (Book 1), by Brandon Sanderson
2. Red Shirts: A Novel with Three Codas, by John Scalzi
3. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Book 1, by N.K Jemisin
4. One Year After, by William R. Forstchen
5. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
6: The King's Speech, by Mark Logue & Peter Conradi
7. The Long Utopia, by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
8. Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1), but Jim Butcher
9. Second Hand Souls, by Christopher Moore The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
10: A Symphony of Echos (The Chronicles of St Mary's Book 2), by Jodi Taylor
11. A Second Chance (The Chronicles of St Mary's Book 3), by Jodi Taylor
12. The Fold, by Peter Cline
13: Secondhand Souls, by Christopher Moore
14: The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett
xx: All The Birds Singing, Evie Wyld Hated this one. Didn't finish.
15: Front Runner, by Felix Francis
16: V is for Vengence, by Sue Grafton
17: A is for Alibi, by Sue Grafton   (thanks HappierAtHome)
18: Lights & Sirens, The Education of a Paramedic, by Kevin Grange

I've slacked off considerably, because I found it necessary to reignite my absolute obsession with the x-files (aka: Gillian Anderson is still hot like whoa)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #173 on: February 15, 2016, 08:50:49 PM »
I'm in.  Looking forward to seeing what others are reading!

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

Slowly moving along...

3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #174 on: February 15, 2016, 09:08:14 PM »

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

9. Times Eye - Arthur C. Clark


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« Reply #175 on: February 16, 2016, 08:55:58 AM »
1. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge (finished 1/19). 
2. On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (1/24)
3. Building a Better Teacher, Elizabeth Green (2/2)
4. Living Mindfully, Deborah Schoeberlein David (2/6)
5. Blade of Fortriu, Juliet Marillier (2/15)


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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #177 on: February 16, 2016, 10:37:28 AM »
1.  Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
2.  Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
3.  Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey
4.  Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey
5. Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
6. Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman
7. Moneyball - Michael Lewis
8. Zodiac - Neal Stephenson

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #178 on: February 16, 2016, 11:04:22 AM »
Read so far in 2016:

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #179 on: February 16, 2016, 08:39:51 PM »
Quote from: jengod
1. The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey
2. The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford (chapter on price-targeting was particularly useful)
3. Books in My Baggage by Lawrence Clark Powell
4. Reading for the Love of It: Best Books for Young Readers by Michele Landsberg

5. Teach Your Own by John Holt & Pat Farenga

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #180 on: February 16, 2016, 09:42:29 PM »


1. Darknet by Matthew Mather (Feb 4)
2. The Last Girl by Joe Hart (Feb 13)
3. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Feb 16)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #181 on: February 17, 2016, 12:12:14 AM »
Perfect, I just finished my first book for 2016 too:

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

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

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

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #182 on: February 17, 2016, 09:47:21 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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #183 on: February 17, 2016, 09:26:44 PM »
I read 76 last year & have decided to focus on writing this year, however I still spend a couple hours a day reading. So.. count me in . pretty sure I'll still reach 50. Mostly to to keep track of what I've read & get ideas :)

1. Revenge Wears Prada
2. Koko be good.

3. The Men I Didn't Marry

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


5. Fight Club

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

6. The Color of Earth (Kim Dong Hwa)

7. Neverwhere

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

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

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

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

12. I Am Legend

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

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

16. Unterzakhn (Leela Coreman)

17. The Blind Mirror

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

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #184 on: February 18, 2016, 07:53:29 AM »
This sounds like a great challenge to take part in!  I have probably 2 dozen books that are at some stage of being finished, and I could really use a kicker to get them going. 

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

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


I'm excited to see what 2016 has in store!
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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #185 on: February 18, 2016, 01:35:12 PM »



1. Darknet by Matthew Mather (Feb 4)
2. The Last Girl by Joe Hart (Feb 13)
3. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Feb 16)
4. The People of Spark by Jeanne DuPrau (Feb 18)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #186 on: February 19, 2016, 10:23:06 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)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #187 on: February 19, 2016, 03:02:20 PM »

1. Darknet by Matthew Mather (Feb 4)
2. The Last Girl by Joe Hart (Feb 13)
3. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Feb 16)
4. The People of Spark by Jeanne DuPrau (Feb 18)
5. Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon (Feb 19)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #188 on: February 19, 2016, 09:37:55 PM »
Completed:
1. The Wealthy Barber Returns - Dave Chilton
2. The Tiger - John Vaillant
3. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
4. Oh, The Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
5. His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
6. Throne of Jade - Naomi Novik
7. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
8. The Obstacle is the Way - Ryan Holiday
9. Fluent Forever - Gabriel Wyner
10. The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
11. Rising Strong - 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

Currently reading:
17. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
18. Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal - JK Rowling
19. 101 Tax Secrets for Canadians - Timothy J. Cestnick
20. The Martian - Andy Weir

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #189 on: February 19, 2016, 09:40:18 PM »
Cookie78, reading a book in English and then in its translation seems like an excellent way to learn another language. I'm going to try it.

Agree!

I'm really enjoying it a lot, but it's slow going for me since I keep looking up lots words I don't know even if I see the translation in the English version. But already I'm learning more words AND more importantly understanding a lot of what I read, both vocab and grammar. :)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #190 on: February 19, 2016, 09:44:11 PM »
1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1/9) ***
2. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (1/10) **
3. A Beginner's Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff (1/11) **
4. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (1/15) ***
5. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (1/16) **
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (1/17) **
7. Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (1/18) **
8. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (1/20) ** [Audiobook]
9. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon (1/22) ***
10. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1/22)**** [Audiobook]
11. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (1/23) ***
12. Buenos Aires by James Gardner (1/26) ** (If you are interested in the history of architecture this would be 3-4*s...I was hoping for more of the political/social history of the city and found it dry.)
13. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (1/28) ****
14. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (1/30) ***
15. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (1/31) ***
16. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan (2/2) ***
17. In a French Kitchen by Susan Hermann Loomis (1/25) *** [Missed this one last time I updated]
18. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (2/2) ***
19. A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (2/3) *** [Audiobook]
20. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin (2/7) ***
21. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (2/14) ****
22. Like Family by Paolo Giordano (2/14) ***
23. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman  (2/15) **** [Audiobook]
24. It Ended Badly by Jennifer Wright (2/16) **
25. The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer (2/16) *** [Audiobook]
26. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch (2/16) ***
27. Slice Harvester by Colin Hagendorf (2/19) *** [Audiobook]


As you can see from all the audiobooks finished lately, I had a couple of long drives.  Most memorable, perhaps, was balling while listening to the end of A Man Called Ove while navigating the beltway during rain.  I regret nothing. (Except, perhaps, that Backman has no more books for me to read yet). 

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #191 on: February 20, 2016, 06:50:57 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)

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #192 on: February 20, 2016, 07:31:44 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 means not finished, right? Does that mean- book abandoned, or book in progress?

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #193 on: February 20, 2016, 08:59:04 PM »
@riverffashion - Not to speak for Kreigsspiel, but I think NF means non-fiction, while F means fiction.

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

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


Currently Reading:
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
Travels in Vermeer by Michael White
Walkable City by Jeff Speck
Betwen You & Me by Mary Norris
A Little History of Science by William Bynum [Audiobook]
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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #194 on: February 20, 2016, 09:00:52 PM »
@riverffashion - Not to speak for Kreigsspiel, but I think NF means non-fiction, while F means fiction.

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

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


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

Could be.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #195 on: February 20, 2016, 09:53:03 PM »
Yea, nonfiction. I wanted an easier way to keep track.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #196 on: February 21, 2016, 07:59:21 AM »
1. Casino Royale by Ian Flemming
2. Gray Mountain by John Grisham

3: Dr. No by Ian Flemming
4: On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Flemming

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #197 on: February 21, 2016, 06:46:28 PM »
1.Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #198 on: February 21, 2016, 06:55:44 PM »
Yea, nonfiction. I wanted an easier way to keep track.

Got it. I tend to be pretty out of date with abbreviations & slang.

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Re: 50 Books in 2016
« Reply #199 on: February 22, 2016, 06:44:38 AM »

1. Memory Theater by Simon Critchley
2. A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
3. So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
4. Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut
5. Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
6. Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
7. Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus

Currently Reading - The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury / Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker