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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #650 on: November 14, 2017, 01:50:31 PM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #651 on: November 17, 2017, 11:56:41 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #652 on: November 17, 2017, 08:25:13 PM »

1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (anyone interested in reducing the high homicide rates in inner cities should read this. So basically everyone.)
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
12. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin (enjoyed this one a lot. Toobin is an engaging writer who clearly did exhaustive research. Read more like a novel than a typical nonfiction account.)
13.  Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Good read, though it lagged at times. Fellowes wrote Downton Abbey and it definitely was of a similar style. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to read his other books, though.
14. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. (I'm hoping Kolker has written other books because this was excellent. Meticulously researched, shining a spotlight on an overlooked, still-unsolved case.)
15. Where'd you Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. (Hilarious. I downloaded another Maria Semple book to my Kindle before even finishing this one so I'd have another of hers ready to read immediately.)
16. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
17. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
18. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
19. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (another Kindle First success)
22. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
23. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)

26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #653 on: November 19, 2017, 08:17:49 AM »
1. No One Can Pronounce My Name - Rakesh Stayal
2. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much - Sendhil Mullainatan and Eldar Shafir
3. The Circle - Dave Eggers
4. Marley & Me - John Grogan
5. Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection - Brandon Sanderson
6. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Marshall Rosenburg
7. The Association of Small Bombs - Karan Mahajan
8. The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
9. The North Water - Ian McGuire
10. Smarter Faster Better - Charles Duhigg
11. The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between - Hisham Matar
12. The Vegetarian - Han Kang
13. A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton G. Malkiel
14. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians - Brandon Sanderson
15. Alcatraz versus the Scrivener's Bones - Brandon Sanderson
16. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
17. Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystallia - Brandon Sanderson
18. Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens - Brandon Sanderson
19. Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel
20. Closer to Home - Mercedes Lackey
21. Theory and Practice of Good Cooking - James Beard
22. Joust - Mercedes Lackey
23. Alta - Mercedes Lackey
24. Sanctuary - Mercedes Lackey
25. Aerie - Mercedes Lackey
26. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
27. Your Money or Your Life - Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
28. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction - Jeff Vandermeer
29. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - William B. Irving
30. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg
31. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians: The Dark Talent - Brandon Sanderson
32. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
33. Earthfall - Orson Scott Card
34. The Night Bird - Catherine Asaro
35. Range of Ghosts - Elizabeth Bear
36. Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clark
37. Necessary Endings - Henry Cloud
38. Earthborn - Orson Scott Card
39. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
40. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
41. Shattered Pillars - Elizabeth Bear
42. At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
43. Wizard and Glass - Stephen King
44. Steles of the Sky - Elizabeth Bear
45. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker
46. The Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King
47. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
48. The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance - Tovar Cerulli
49. The Halloween Tree - Ray Bradbury
50. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free - Cory Doctorow
51. Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
52. 10% Happier - Dan Harris
53. The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
54. Song of Susannah - Stephen King

55. Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability - Ed. by Jeniifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, and Michael Northen
56. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
57. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
58. A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis
59. March - Geraldine Brooks

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #654 on: November 21, 2017, 06:26:45 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #655 on: November 22, 2017, 08:51:05 AM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell

47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #656 on: November 24, 2017, 02:15:17 PM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum

48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #657 on: November 26, 2017, 05:50:45 AM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #658 on: November 26, 2017, 10:19:51 PM »
1. A Kiss of Shadows By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2. A Caress of Twilight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
3. The Prisoner of Zenda By Hope, Anthony (audiobook)
4. Pukka's Promise - The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs By Kerasote, Ted
5. The Broken Kingdoms By Jemisin, N. K.
6. The Golem's Eye By Stroud, Jonathan
7. The House of Mirth By Wharton, Edith (audiobook)
8. Babylon's Ashes By Corey, James S. A.
9. Seduced by Moonlight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
10. Treasure Island By Stevenson By Robert Louis (audiobook)
11. Vagabonding - An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel By Rolf Potts
12. The Kingdom of Gods By Jemisin, N. K.
13. Ptolemy's Gate By Stroud, Jonathan (audiobook)
14. Crucible of Gold By Novik, Naomi
15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain (audiobook)
16. Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Lamott, Anne
17. A Dog's Purpose - a Novel for Humans By Cameron, W. Bruce
18. The Time Traveler's Wife By Niffenegger, Audrey (audiobook)
19. How to Solar Power your Home - Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply By Maeda, Martha
20. Everest to Arabia - The Making of An Adventuresome Life By Clarke, Jamie
21. Wool By Howey, Hugh
22. Millionaire Teacher - The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School By Hallam, Andrew
23. Seveneves By Stephenson, Neal
24. Forty Chances: Finding Hope in A Hungry World By Buffett, Howard G.
25. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin (audiobook)
26. A Stroke of Midnight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
27. The Boat Who Wouldn't Float By Mowat, Farley
28. Shift By Howey, Hugh
29. Station Eleven By Mandel, Emily St. John (audiobook)
30. The Snow Leopard By Matthiessen, Peter
31. The Help By Kathryn Stockett (audiobook)
32. Walking the Big Wild - From Yellowstone to the Yukon on the Grizzly Bears' Trail By Heuer, Karsten
33. The Cuckoo's Calling By Galbraith, Robert (audiobook)
34. Dust By Howey, Hugh
35. The Golem and the Jinni By Wecker, Helene (audiobook)
36. The Handmaid's Tale By Atwood, Margaret
37. Cowboys & Dog Tales By O'Byrne, Tim
38. The Way of Kings By Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)
39. Passionate Nomad the Life of Freya Stark By Geniesse, Jane Fletcher
40. The Cellist of Sarajevo By Galloway, Steven (audiobook)
41. Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase By Walters, Louise (audiobook)
42. Raising Cattle for Dairy and Beef: Expert Advice Made Easy By Pezza, Kim
43. The Mark of the Tala By Kennedy, Jeffe (audiobook)
44. The Years of Rice and Salt By Robinson, Kim Stanley
45. Magic Bites By Andrews, Ilona (audiobook)
46. Twelve Kings in Sharakhai By Beaulieu, Bradley P.
47. Moon Called By Briggs, Patricia (audiobook)
48. Assassin's Apprentice By Hobb, Robin (audiobook)
49. Proxy By London, Alex
50. Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes: Modern Construction Methods for Three Fast, Beautiful Boats By Dierking, Gary
51. Go Set A Watchman By Lee, Harper (audiobook)
52. Friction By Brown, Sandra (audiobook)
53. Within the Sanctuary of Wings By Brennan, Marie
54. Words of Radiance By Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)
55. Ready Player One By Cline, Ernest (audiobook)
56. The Last One By Oliva, Alexandra (audiobook)
57. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West By Ambrose, Stephen E. (audiobook)
58. Hex Hall By Hawkins, Rachel (audiobook)


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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #659 on: November 27, 2017, 07:04:30 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #660 on: November 30, 2017, 10:35:57 AM »
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)
48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
49. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
50. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
51. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
52. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
53. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
54. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
55. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howley (thank you Ringer707 for the recommendation! Now to wait for the next one at the library...)
57. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
58. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick (pretty mediocre, don't recommend)
59. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
60. Shift by Hugh Howey
61. Dust by Hugh Howey

62. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
63. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
64. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
65. La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pulman

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #661 on: December 01, 2017, 08:38:00 PM »
81.  Colin Dexter, The Secret of Annexe 3
82.  Jason F. Wright, The Wednesday Letters
83.  Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist
84.  Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales
85.  Constance Fenimore Woolson, Miss Grief and Other Stories

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #662 on: December 01, 2017, 08:39:03 PM »
(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich

(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #663 on: December 02, 2017, 10:18:56 AM »
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 50%
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- 1/9/17
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- 1/16/17
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -2/6/17
6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- 2/8/17
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- 2/24/17
8. Geography of Bliss- 3/8/17
9. The Girl on the Train- 3/15/17
10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince- 3/26/17
11. The Art of Happiness- 59%
12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- 4/24/17
13. Yes Please- Amy Poehler - 5/8/17
14. A Spool of Blue Thread- 5/16/17
15. Present over perfect - gave up 5/28/17 about 50% of the way through, it turned SUPER religious
16. SPIN Selling- 6/1/17
17. Million Dollar Launch by Alan Weiss- 6/10/17
18. Off the Page- Jodi Picoult- 6/21/17
19. Interpreter of Maladies - 50% (due at library, wasn't eligible for renewal. Good book though)
20. The Gifts of Vulnerability- 7/10/17
21. It Starts with the Egg- 7/19/17
22. The Golden Compass- 7/30/17
23. The Subtle Knife- 8/4/17
24. Call the Midwife- 8/12/17
25. The Amber Spyglass- 30% (reading through with DH aloud, slow going)
26. The Egg & I- 8/20/17
27. The Lies of Locke Lamora- 9/7/17
28. Red Seas Under Red Skies- 11/?/17

29. The Republic of Thieves- 11/24/17
30. The Obelisk Gate- 11/30/17
31. The Wealthy Barber- 11/30/17

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #664 on: December 02, 2017, 02:53:44 PM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #665 on: December 05, 2017, 09:10:37 AM »

This year I was continuing with my sub-goal of having +50% of the books I read be written by women - it's at exactly 50%.  I read a lot of 'classics,' so I am trying to balance that out & read a wider range of voices & experiences including women, POC, LGBT, etc.. I would say I did a fairly good job this year, but is something to continue to work towards.

I like to theme my reading lists each year and this is my plan for next year! Aiming for mostly books by women and POC, but also looking for books that present flaws within these themes (such as "white savior" and "magical negro" cliches). I'll have to peruse your list for some more titles for next year.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #666 on: December 05, 2017, 01:37:52 PM »
1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (anyone interested in reducing the high homicide rates in inner cities should read this. So basically everyone.)
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
12. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin (enjoyed this one a lot. Toobin is an engaging writer who clearly did exhaustive research. Read more like a novel than a typical nonfiction account.)
13.  Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Good read, though it lagged at times. Fellowes wrote Downton Abbey and it definitely was of a similar style. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to read his other books, though.
14. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. (I'm hoping Kolker has written other books because this was excellent. Meticulously researched, shining a spotlight on an overlooked, still-unsolved case.)
15. Where'd you Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. (Hilarious. I downloaded another Maria Semple book to my Kindle before even finishing this one so I'd have another of hers ready to read immediately.)
16. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
17. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
18. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
19. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (another Kindle First success)
22. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
23. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)
26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple
28. The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
29. The Good Samaritan by John Marrs (Kindle First pick - decent read)
30. My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller (really a Kindle Single, but I'm counting it since it's getting down to the wire :) )

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #667 on: December 06, 2017, 06:24:10 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)

Thanks, allsummerlong, for the recommendations! Had a couple of those on my list but hadn't heard of most of them!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #668 on: December 06, 2017, 01:03:12 PM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

50. Camino Island by John Grisham

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #669 on: December 06, 2017, 08:10:19 PM »

(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #670 on: December 09, 2017, 11:14:02 PM »
(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly

(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #671 on: December 14, 2017, 06:36:58 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)
85. Artemis by Andy Weir

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #672 on: December 14, 2017, 12:54:51 PM »
I've been terrible at updating. I'll also fall far short of 50, but oh well, 20 is better than nothing!

1. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky - Heidi W. Durrow
2. Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
4. The Chosen - Chaim Potok
5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
6. The Promise - Chaim Potok
7. The Education of Will - Patricia McConnell
8. Blankets - Craig Thompson
9. Dear Mr. Henshaw - Beverly Cleary
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
12. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
14. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
15. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
17. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
18. American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang
19. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
20. Dreams from my Father - Barack Obama

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #673 on: December 14, 2017, 04:00:50 PM »
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)
48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
49. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
50. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
51. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
52. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
53. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
54. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
55. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howley (thank you Ringer707 for the recommendation! Now to wait for the next one at the library...)
57. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
58. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick (pretty mediocre, don't recommend)
59. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
60. Shift by Hugh Howey
61. Dust by Hugh Howey
62. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
63. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
64. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
65. La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pulman

66. Dracula by Bram Stoker

Ringer707 I had to laugh at your comment on The Shade of the Moon...it was terrible, wasn't it? The compulsive part of me couldn't leave the series unfinished, but it was definitely not the best book I read this year! However, I'm not sure it was the worst either, since I also have The Girl on the Train and The Man in the High Castle on this year's list. ;) Thanks again for recommending Silo!

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #674 on: December 14, 2017, 04:45:33 PM »
God I'm glad I'm not the only one with Girl on the Train. HOW did so many people like it? HOW????

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #675 on: December 15, 2017, 12:07:43 PM »
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins
2.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4.   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
5.   The More of Less by Joshua Becker
6.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7.   The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8.   The Death Cure by James Dashner
9.   The Kill Order by James Dashner
10.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
11.   Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
12.   Collapse by Jared Diamond
13.   The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
14.   The Fever Code by James Dashner
15.   Hemingway Didn't Say That by Garson O'Toole
16.   Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
17.   Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
18.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
19.   Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
20.   Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
21.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
22.   Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
23.   The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24.   A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
25.   The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
26.   Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
27.   Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
28.   Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon
29.   Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
31.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
32.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
33.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
34.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
36.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
37. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
38. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
40. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
43. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (it was okay; don't quite get all the hype, probably won't read the others)
44. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
45. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
47. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Series is alright; quick read)
48. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
49. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
50. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
51. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
52. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
53. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
54. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
55. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
56. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howley (thank you Ringer707 for the recommendation! Now to wait for the next one at the library...)
57. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
58. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick (pretty mediocre, don't recommend)
59. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
60. Shift by Hugh Howey
61. Dust by Hugh Howey
62. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
63. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
64. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
65. La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pulman

66. Dracula by Bram Stoker

Ringer707 I had to laugh at your comment on The Shade of the Moon...it was terrible, wasn't it? The compulsive part of me couldn't leave the series unfinished, but it was definitely not the best book I read this year! However, I'm not sure it was the worst either, since I also have The Girl on the Train and The Man in the High Castle on this year's list. ;) Thanks again for recommending Silo!

OMG it was so bad! I don't understand at how her writing deteriorated that much... Granted, none of the books were high quality writing, but the first two were interesting enough. This was just horrible. I found The Man in the High Castle to be slightly better, but definitely not good. The Girl on the Train was just predictable, imo.

My worst book of the year goes to The Kid by Sapphire. I don't know how Sapphire went from writing Push to writing that atrocity. I honestly think it may be the worst book I've ever read in my life.

Also, so glad you looked the Silo series so much! My husband, who is NOT a reader, has been listening to audiobooks like a fiend lately (the only way he'll "read") and I'm getting ready to have him start listening to Wool. He just finished World War Z and Artemis, and is now listening to The Martian. He's really enjoying this sci-fi type genre, so if any of you have any more recommendations, I'd love to hear them. It has to be something that captures his interest pretty quickly or he'll drop it.
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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #676 on: December 15, 2017, 10:35:28 PM »

(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

(45) The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #677 on: December 16, 2017, 07:43:16 AM »
1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (anyone interested in reducing the high homicide rates in inner cities should read this. So basically everyone.)
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
12. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin (enjoyed this one a lot. Toobin is an engaging writer who clearly did exhaustive research. Read more like a novel than a typical nonfiction account.)
13.  Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Good read, though it lagged at times. Fellowes wrote Downton Abbey and it definitely was of a similar style. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to read his other books, though.
14. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. (I'm hoping Kolker has written other books because this was excellent. Meticulously researched, shining a spotlight on an overlooked, still-unsolved case.)
15. Where'd you Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. (Hilarious. I downloaded another Maria Semple book to my Kindle before even finishing this one so I'd have another of hers ready to read immediately.)
16. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
17. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
18. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
19. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (another Kindle First success)
22. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
23. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)
26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple
28. The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
29. The Good Samaritan by John Marrs (Kindle First pick - decent read)
30. My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller (really a Kindle Single, but I'm counting it since it's getting down to the wire :) )
 
31. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
32-34. Princess Diaries I-III by Meg Cabot

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #678 on: December 16, 2017, 07:42:01 PM »
86.  Matthew Sullivan, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
87.  Charles Warren Adams, The Notting Hill Mystery
88.  Michael Capuzzo & Teresa Banik Capuzzo, Cat Caught My Heart:  Purrfect Tales of Wisdom, Hope, and Love
89.  Diney Costeloe, The Girl With No Name
90.  Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #679 on: December 21, 2017, 08:35:52 AM »
1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (anyone interested in reducing the high homicide rates in inner cities should read this. So basically everyone.)
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
12. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin (enjoyed this one a lot. Toobin is an engaging writer who clearly did exhaustive research. Read more like a novel than a typical nonfiction account.)
13.  Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Good read, though it lagged at times. Fellowes wrote Downton Abbey and it definitely was of a similar style. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to read his other books, though.
14. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. (I'm hoping Kolker has written other books because this was excellent. Meticulously researched, shining a spotlight on an overlooked, still-unsolved case.)
15. Where'd you Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. (Hilarious. I downloaded another Maria Semple book to my Kindle before even finishing this one so I'd have another of hers ready to read immediately.)
16. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
17. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
18. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
19. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (another Kindle First success)
22. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
23. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)
26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple
28. The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
29. The Good Samaritan by John Marrs (Kindle First pick - decent read)
30. My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller (really a Kindle Single, but I'm counting it since it's getting down to the wire :) )
31. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
32-34. Princess Diaries I-III by Meg Cabot

35. Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt
36. Princess Diaries IV by Meg Cabot
37. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #680 on: December 21, 2017, 10:04:04 AM »
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 50%
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- 1/9/17
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- 1/16/17
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -2/6/17
6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- 2/8/17
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- 2/24/17
8. Geography of Bliss- 3/8/17
9. The Girl on the Train- 3/15/17
10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince- 3/26/17
11. The Art of Happiness- 59%
12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- 4/24/17
13. Yes Please- Amy Poehler - 5/8/17
14. A Spool of Blue Thread- 5/16/17
15. Present over perfect - gave up 5/28/17 about 50% of the way through, it turned SUPER religious
16. SPIN Selling- 6/1/17
17. Million Dollar Launch by Alan Weiss- 6/10/17
18. Off the Page- Jodi Picoult- 6/21/17
19. Interpreter of Maladies - 50% (due at library, wasn't eligible for renewal. Good book though)
20. The Gifts of Vulnerability- 7/10/17
21. It Starts with the Egg- 7/19/17
22. The Golden Compass- 7/30/17
23. The Subtle Knife- 8/4/17
24. Call the Midwife- 8/12/17
25. The Amber Spyglass- 35% (reading through with DH aloud, slow going)
26. The Egg & I- 8/20/17
27. The Lies of Locke Lamora- 9/7/17
28. Red Seas Under Red Skies- 11/?/17
29. The Republic of Thieves- 11/24/17
30. The Obelisk Gate- 11/30/17
31. The Wealthy Barber- 11/30/17

32. The Wealthy Barber Returns- 12/19/17
33. A Torch Against the Night- 10%

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #681 on: December 22, 2017, 07:14:03 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)
85. Artemis by Andy Weir
86. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (really good! Definitely putting more of her books on my list next year)
87. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6)

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« Reply #682 on: December 22, 2017, 10:24:17 AM »
1. No One Can Pronounce My Name - Rakesh Stayal
2. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much - Sendhil Mullainatan and Eldar Shafir
3. The Circle - Dave Eggers
4. Marley & Me - John Grogan
5. Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection - Brandon Sanderson
6. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Marshall Rosenburg
7. The Association of Small Bombs - Karan Mahajan
8. The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
9. The North Water - Ian McGuire
10. Smarter Faster Better - Charles Duhigg
11. The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between - Hisham Matar
12. The Vegetarian - Han Kang
13. A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton G. Malkiel
14. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians - Brandon Sanderson
15. Alcatraz versus the Scrivener's Bones - Brandon Sanderson
16. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
17. Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystallia - Brandon Sanderson
18. Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens - Brandon Sanderson
19. Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel
20. Closer to Home - Mercedes Lackey
21. Theory and Practice of Good Cooking - James Beard
22. Joust - Mercedes Lackey
23. Alta - Mercedes Lackey
24. Sanctuary - Mercedes Lackey
25. Aerie - Mercedes Lackey
26. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
27. Your Money or Your Life - Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
28. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction - Jeff Vandermeer
29. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - William B. Irving
30. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg
31. Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians: The Dark Talent - Brandon Sanderson
32. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
33. Earthfall - Orson Scott Card
34. The Night Bird - Catherine Asaro
35. Range of Ghosts - Elizabeth Bear
36. Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clark
37. Necessary Endings - Henry Cloud
38. Earthborn - Orson Scott Card
39. The Waste Lands - Stephen King
40. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
41. Shattered Pillars - Elizabeth Bear
42. At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
43. Wizard and Glass - Stephen King
44. Steles of the Sky - Elizabeth Bear
45. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker
46. The Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King
47. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
48. The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance - Tovar Cerulli
49. The Halloween Tree - Ray Bradbury
50. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free - Cory Doctorow
51. Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
52. 10% Happier - Dan Harris
53. The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
54. Song of Susannah - Stephen King
55. Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability - Ed. by Jeniifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, and Michael Northen
56. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
57. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
58. A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis
59. March - Geraldine Brooks

60. The Dark Tower - Stephen King
61. Winter Garden - Kristin Hannah
62. Boneshaker - Cherie Priest
63. Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy - Thomas Sowell
64. A Life of Adventure and Delight - Akhil Sharma
65. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed
66. Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte

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« Reply #683 on: December 22, 2017, 02:58:26 PM »
1. A Kiss of Shadows By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2. A Caress of Twilight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
3. The Prisoner of Zenda By Hope, Anthony (audiobook)
4. Pukka's Promise - The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs By Kerasote, Ted
5. The Broken Kingdoms By Jemisin, N. K.
6. The Golem's Eye By Stroud, Jonathan
7. The House of Mirth By Wharton, Edith (audiobook)
8. Babylon's Ashes By Corey, James S. A.
9. Seduced by Moonlight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
10. Treasure Island By Stevenson By Robert Louis (audiobook)
11. Vagabonding - An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel By Rolf Potts
12. The Kingdom of Gods By Jemisin, N. K.
13. Ptolemy's Gate By Stroud, Jonathan (audiobook)
14. Crucible of Gold By Novik, Naomi
15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain (audiobook)
16. Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Lamott, Anne
17. A Dog's Purpose - a Novel for Humans By Cameron, W. Bruce
18. The Time Traveler's Wife By Niffenegger, Audrey (audiobook)
19. How to Solar Power your Home - Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply By Maeda, Martha
20. Everest to Arabia - The Making of An Adventuresome Life By Clarke, Jamie
21. Wool By Howey, Hugh
22. Millionaire Teacher - The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School By Hallam, Andrew
23. Seveneves By Stephenson, Neal
24. Forty Chances: Finding Hope in A Hungry World By Buffett, Howard G.
25. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin (audiobook)
26. A Stroke of Midnight By Hamilton, Laurell K.
27. The Boat Who Wouldn't Float By Mowat, Farley
28. Shift By Howey, Hugh
29. Station Eleven By Mandel, Emily St. John (audiobook)
30. The Snow Leopard By Matthiessen, Peter
31. The Help By Kathryn Stockett (audiobook)
32. Walking the Big Wild - From Yellowstone to the Yukon on the Grizzly Bears' Trail By Heuer, Karsten
33. The Cuckoo's Calling By Galbraith, Robert (audiobook)
34. Dust By Howey, Hugh
35. The Golem and the Jinni By Wecker, Helene (audiobook)
36. The Handmaid's Tale By Atwood, Margaret
37. Cowboys & Dog Tales By O'Byrne, Tim
38. The Way of Kings By Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)
39. Passionate Nomad the Life of Freya Stark By Geniesse, Jane Fletcher
40. The Cellist of Sarajevo By Galloway, Steven (audiobook)
41. Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase By Walters, Louise (audiobook)
42. Raising Cattle for Dairy and Beef: Expert Advice Made Easy By Pezza, Kim
43. The Mark of the Tala By Kennedy, Jeffe (audiobook)
44. The Years of Rice and Salt By Robinson, Kim Stanley
45. Magic Bites By Andrews, Ilona (audiobook)
46. Twelve Kings in Sharakhai By Beaulieu, Bradley P.
47. Moon Called By Briggs, Patricia (audiobook)
48. Assassin's Apprentice By Hobb, Robin (audiobook)
49. Proxy By London, Alex
50. Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes: Modern Construction Methods for Three Fast, Beautiful Boats By Dierking, Gary
51. Go Set A Watchman By Lee, Harper (audiobook)
52. Friction By Brown, Sandra (audiobook)
53. Within the Sanctuary of Wings By Brennan, Marie
54. Words of Radiance By Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)
55. Ready Player One By Cline, Ernest (audiobook)
56. The Last One By Oliva, Alexandra (audiobook)
57. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West By Ambrose, Stephen E. (audiobook)
58. Hex Hall By Hawkins, Rachel (audiobook)
59. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O By Stephenson, Neal (audiobook)
60. Island Beneath the Sea By Allende, Isabel
61. Origin By Brown, Dan


I'm reading two very large books at the moment and am unlikely to finish any more books by the end of the year, so this is my final list. More than 50, but significantly less than last year. I guess I have LESS time to read post-FIRE than before!

Happy New Year all

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #684 on: December 25, 2017, 05:41:31 PM »
(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
(45) The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

(46) What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
(47) Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #685 on: December 26, 2017, 08:03:27 AM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
50. Camino Island by John Grisham

51. Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #686 on: December 26, 2017, 05:40:17 PM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
50. Camino Island by John Grisham
51. Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke

52. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #687 on: December 27, 2017, 07:19:31 AM »
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
4. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
5. The Whistler by John Grisham
6. A measure of endurance: the unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp by William Mishler
7. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetero
8. The couple next door by Sheri Lapena
9. The Gift by Louise Jensen
10. The Brethren by John Grisham
11. Bullseye by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
12. Vanished by Joseph Finder
13. The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
14. Hidden by Kendra Elliott
15. The Charm School by Nelson Demille
16. Home by Harlan Coben
17. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
18. Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
19. Insidious by Catherine Coulter
20. Alone by Lisa Gardner
21. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
22. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
23. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
24. Open Season by Linda Howard
25. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
26. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
27. The Majority Rules By Eugene Sullivan
28. Goldfinger by Ian Flemming
29. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
30. Sphere by Michael Crichton
31. The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (series created by Robert Ludlum)
32. The Missing by Chris Mooney
33. Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
34. The appeal by John Grisham
35. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
36. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
37. The Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
38. Fear the Dark by Chris Mooney
39. The Arctic Event series by Robert Ludlum written by James Cobb
40. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
41. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
42. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
43. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
44. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
45. Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
46. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
47. The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum
48. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
49. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
50. Camino Island by John Grisham
51. Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke
52. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

53. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #688 on: December 27, 2017, 11:27:49 AM »

(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
(45) The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
(46) What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
(47) Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry

(48) No Chopsticks Required by Katrina Beikoff

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #689 on: December 28, 2017, 08:06:31 PM »
So I managed 30 books... about 25 more than 2016 :/

Maybe I'll try again for the 50 once I'm FIRE'D..

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« Reply #690 on: December 28, 2017, 08:11:31 PM »
I wound up with 33... maybe i can complete one more for the year

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« Reply #691 on: December 29, 2017, 06:37:50 AM »
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (Fun little nonfiction read).
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1) (really enjoyed this book and the next two in the series; would recommend).
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3)
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #1) (I am a HUGE Fannie Flagg fan. Not my favorite one of her books, but still really good).
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) (The Sookie books started out pretty good, but went downhill after about book 8).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fannie. Really liked this one).
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)
11. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories)
12. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #3) (LOVED this one. Definitely cried at it).
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1) (WOW! Why didn't I read this series before!?)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1) (Romance trash free on Kindle Unlimited)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
17. Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo #1) (Another WOW. Highly recommend. The second book in the series dragged for me, third picked up some. Overall, phenomenal though).
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (Another highly recommend.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Poor writing, poor character development, poor storyline).
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Classic. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. Many scenes from the movie are pulled word for word from the book).
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (Not all it was cracked up to be, imo).
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (Chinese children's Cinderella story. Meh).
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I still get chills thinking about the ending).
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Good. Not my favorite Bronte sister, but it was fine).
29. Ruth's People by Donald McCaig (Not well written at all. I don't know what his affinity is for building up to a climactic event and then skipping right over it).
30. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Not what I'd usually pick up, but actually pretty good).
31. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (man, what was he smoking?)
33. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
34. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)
35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Honestly, I thought the ending to Big Little Lies was more of a surprise)
36. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
38. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #4) (Loved it. Wish this wasn't her last book)
39. Push by Sapphire (re-read, but I'm getting ready to read the sequel to it)
40. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #1) (not a bad foundation but very transparent. I kept hoping there would be a plot twist but there wasn't)
41. The Kill Order by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #4)
42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread, but I watched the movies lately and wanted to read the books again)
43. I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart (I'm not the type to normally read celebrity autobiographies, but this was actually really good. I recommend the audiobook)
44. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
46. The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
47. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (I preferred the Disney movie)
48. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)
49. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
50. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver #2)
51. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time #2)
52. The Wandering Harlot by Iny Lorentz (could have been about 200 pages shorter)
53. The Kid by Sapphire (Push #2) (This might be the worst book I've ever read)
54. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
55. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
56. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
58. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver #3)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
60. Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver #4) (really great series)
61. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Narnia #1)
62. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
63. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
64. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
65. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
66. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #2)
67. The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #3)
68. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (actually a really interesting book until it took a bizarre left turn with 80 pages left)
69. Lucas by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #1)
70. The Lion The Witch and the The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
71. Logan by Jay McLean (Preston Brothers #2)
72. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
73. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
74. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (absolutely loved this book!)
75. Vicious by L.J. Shen (romance trash)
76. Defy by L.J. Shen
77. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
78. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
79. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)
80. Ruckus by L.J. Shen
81. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #6)
82. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) (wow, C.S. Lewis really hates anyone who's not a white Christian man)
83. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
84. Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (wow this book was terrible)
85. Artemis by Andy Weir
86. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (really good! Definitely putting more of her books on my list next year)
87. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6)
88. The Martian by Andy Weir
89. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg
90. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #692 on: December 29, 2017, 09:45:23 AM »
So looks like I'll end up with 33 books, some of which were abandoned or partials. I want to aim for 50 books again in 2018.

Question to those who are above 50- out of curiosity, how many of you are audiobook listeners? Not that it matters, and this isn't a competition, I'm just curious. =)

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #693 on: December 29, 2017, 02:26:41 PM »
I'm at 66, hoping to finish one or two more in the next few days, and I don't listen to audiobooks.  I prefer to have a physical book in hand, and I'm more of a visual person I think, so audiobooks don't really appeal to me.

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« Reply #694 on: December 29, 2017, 03:48:36 PM »

1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (excellent; page-turning, memorable, couldn't wait to get back to reading when I had to put it down)
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (one of the best memoirs I've read in a while. Also incidentally learned a lot about trees)
3. Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (eh. Good info, but could've been condensed to about 1/3 the length)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6.The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (40% finished; loan expired)
7. You are Not So Smart by David McRaney - made it about 40% through this book before giving up. It's geared towards people who know nothing about psychology/research methods. I skimmed the table of contents and realized I wasn't missing much.
8. Black Water by Louise Doughty
9. A Criminal Defense by William Myers, Jr. (Kindle First book - I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than other Kindle First books I've tried)
10. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy (anyone interested in reducing the high homicide rates in inner cities should read this. So basically everyone.)
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
12. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin (enjoyed this one a lot. Toobin is an engaging writer who clearly did exhaustive research. Read more like a novel than a typical nonfiction account.)
13.  Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Good read, though it lagged at times. Fellowes wrote Downton Abbey and it definitely was of a similar style. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to read his other books, though.
14. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. (I'm hoping Kolker has written other books because this was excellent. Meticulously researched, shining a spotlight on an overlooked, still-unsolved case.)
15. Where'd you Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. (Hilarious. I downloaded another Maria Semple book to my Kindle before even finishing this one so I'd have another of hers ready to read immediately.)
16. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
17. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
18. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
19. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (another Kindle First success)
22. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
23. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
24. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (like reading a fleshed-out novel version of a nonsensical romantic comedy movie. Kindle First fail)
26. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
27. This One is Mine by Maria Semple
28. The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
29. The Good Samaritan by John Marrs (Kindle First pick - decent read)
30. My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller (really a Kindle Single, but I'm counting it since it's getting down to the wire :) )
31. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
32-34. Princess Diaries I-III by Meg Cabot
35. Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt
36. Princess Diaries IV by Meg Cabot
37. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

38. The Callender Papers by Cynthia Voigt
39. Alice & Oliver  by Charles Bock

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #695 on: December 29, 2017, 04:55:31 PM »
So looks like I'll end up with 33 books, some of which were abandoned or partials. I want to aim for 50 books again in 2018.

Question to those who are above 50- out of curiosity, how many of you are audiobook listeners? Not that it matters, and this isn't a competition, I'm just curious. =)

I am! 50 minute round trip commute that I use almost exclusively for listening to audiobooks. I also like to listen to audiobooks when I'm cleaning or putting laundry away though. I would say roughly 20 of my books read this year were audiobooks, but honestly a lot of times I will listen to the book through my library's app and also have the kindle book checked out so I can read it if I'm just sitting down to read or in a position where I can't listen to the audiobook...

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« Reply #696 on: December 29, 2017, 08:15:09 PM »
61 for me.

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Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks – Mark Woods
Pistol – The Life of Pete Maravich – Mark Kriegel
Boys Adrift – Leonard Sax
The Unwanteds – Island of Dragons – Lisa McMahon
ADHD Nation – Alan Schwarz
Open – Andre Agassi
The Tender Bar – J.R. Moehringer
Make Your Kid a Money Genius – Beth Kobliner
Clownfish Blues – Tim Dorsey
The Upstarts  – Brad Stone
Razor Girl – Carl Hiaasen
Dueling with Kings – Daniel Barbarisi
Lucky Bastard – Joe Buck
Live Your Life, Not Theirs – Rachel Cruz
The Case Against Sugar – Gary Taubes
Noah’s Castle – John Rowe Townsend
Stealing Fire – Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Play Their Hearts Out – George Dohrmann
Outside Shot – Keith O’Brien
Card Sharks – Pete Williams
The Rise of Superman – Steven Kotler
Quarantine: The Loners – Lex Thomas
Quarantine: The Saints - Lex Thomas
Quarantine: The Burnouts - Lex Thomas
Quarantine: The Giant -  Lex Thomas
The Cubs Way – Tom Verducci
Road Swing – Steve Rushin
The 34-Ton Bat – Steve Rushin
The Extra 2 Percent – Jonah Keri
Grit – Angela Duckworth
The Pint Man – Steve Rushin
Ruthless – Ron Miscavige
Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right – Bernard Goldberg
Generation Me – Jean Twenge
The Narcissism Epidemic – Jean Twenge
Time Riders – Alex Scarrow
Time Riders: Day of the Predator – Alex Scarrow
iGen – Jean Twenge
Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance
Sting-Ray Afternoons – Steve Rushin
Time Riders: The Doomsday Code – Alex Scarrow
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – Amy Chua
The Millionaire Mind – Thomas Stanley
The Vanishing American Adult – Benjamin Sasse
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis – Robert Putnam
Manning Up – Kay Hymowitz
Time Riders: The Eternal War – Alex Scarrow
High Heat – Tim Wendel
The Richest Man in Babylon – George Clason
Stop Acting Rich – Thomas Stanley
In Cheap We Trust – Lauren Weber
Champions Way – Mike McIntyre
Trading Up – Michael Silverstein & Neil Fiske
Parent’s Guide to Youth Basketball – Kevin Cantwell & Pat Alacqua
Pain Free – Pete Egoscue
Golden Days – Jack McCallum
The Book of Basketball – Bill Simmons
The System – Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Bossypants – Tina Fey
Life’s Too Short to Go So F*ckin’ Slow – Susan Lacke



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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #697 on: December 30, 2017, 04:06:05 AM »
So looks like I'll end up with 33 books, some of which were abandoned or partials. I want to aim for 50 books again in 2018.

Question to those who are above 50- out of curiosity, how many of you are audiobook listeners? Not that it matters, and this isn't a competition, I'm just curious. =)

I am! 50 minute round trip commute that I use almost exclusively for listening to audiobooks. I also like to listen to audiobooks when I'm cleaning or putting laundry away though. I would say roughly 20 of my books read this year were audiobooks, but honestly a lot of times I will listen to the book through my library's app and also have the kindle book checked out so I can read it if I'm just sitting down to read or in a position where I can't listen to the audiobook...

My final tally this year is 188 books - see next post for details :) I've never been able to get into audiobooks. I usually listen to music when I do chores. I guess I just read really fast. It helps that I don't have TV/other competing sources of entertainment at home, apart from my books and journals.

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #698 on: December 30, 2017, 04:07:39 AM »
Very happily exceeded my goal to read 100 books in 2017! Final tally is: 188 books total (154 finished, 34 unfinished).

Best books of the year:
Non-fiction: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Fantasy: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
Business: Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration by Thomas L. Friedman

The full list:

1. Hollow City
2. Little Lord Fauntleroy
3. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
4. Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story
5. The View from Saturday
6. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India
7. It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be
8. Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide (Dictionary Phrasebook)
9. Places I Never Meant to Be (short stories)
10. Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School
11. The Island of Doctor Moreau
12. Captives of the Flame
13. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
14. Where Should You Invest? Answering the Biggest Questions in Personal Finance
15. The 5 Minute Investor
16. How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life
17. Memories of My Melancholy Whores
18. Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
19. Dreamer of Dune: the Biography of Frank Herbert
20. Green Eggs and Ham
21. A Series of Unfortunate Events Vol. 3: The Wide Window
22. 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone
23. Letters to a Young Contrarian
24. Shogun
25. The $100 Startup
26. The Gifts of Imperfection
27. Hillbilly Elegy
28. What Should I Do With My Life?
29. I Want That! How We All Became Shoppers
30. The Lexus and the Olive Tree
31. When Breath Becomes Air
32. The Dilbert Future
33. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
34. The Sparrow
35. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
36. Daring Greatly
37. Your Money or Your Life
38. Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
39. The Simple Path to Wealth
40. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
41. The Strange Library
42. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance
43. The Slow Regard of Silent Things
44. Mindset: the New Psychology of Success
45. Sandman: Overture
46. Better than Before
47. The Revenge of Analog
48. How Not to Die
49. City of Mirrors
50. Year One
51. My Brilliant Friend
52. Learned Optimism
53. Sabine's Notebook
54. Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science
55. The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives
56. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
57. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
58. The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated
59. In Other Words
60. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
61. Spark Joy
62. The Rules Do Not Apply
63. The Millionaire Next Door
64. 1688: A Global History
65. Like Water for Chocolate
66. Coraline
67. 14 Years of Service in a Fabric-Covered Box
68. Bukidnon: the Philippine Frontier
69. What Color is Your Parachute? For Teens
70. The New Retirementality
71. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
72. How to Retire with Enough Money (and How to Know What Enough Is)
73. World Order
74. Men Without Women (short stories)
75. Norse Mythology
76. Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration
77. Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?
78. The Golden Mean
79. The Gryphon
80. Alexandria
81. The Morning Star
82. The Pharos Gate
83. The Happiness Equation
84. The World of Edena
85. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
86. The New Coffeehouse Investor
87. Heads I Win, Tails I Win
88. Vintage Murakami
89. Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
90. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explains the Hidden Side of Everything
91. The Millionaire Mind
92. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
93. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
94. Time Travel: A History
95. The Power of No
96. Born for This
97. The New New Thing
98. The Famished Road
99. Alexander Hamilton
100. Enough: True Measures of Money, Business and Life
101. The Happiness Advantage
102. On Writing
103. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
104. Tiny Beautiful Things
105. Payoff: the Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations
106. A Monster Calls
107. You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap)
108. Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
109. I Work at a Public Library
110. The Casual Vacancy
111. The Sleeper and the Spindle
112. 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
113. Gold (short stories)
114. Narcissus and Goldmund
115. Koreatown: A Cookbook
116. Budget Bytes
117. The Wealthy Renter: How to Choose Housing That Will Make You Rich
118. So Good They Can't Ignore You
119. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
120. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
121. Liar's Poker
122. The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing (Second Edition)
123. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
124. The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
125. At the Existentialist Cafι: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails
126. Beren and Luthien
127. Unnatural Creatures (short stories)
128. The Clothing of Books
129. The Devourers
130. Status Anxiety
131. Uprooted
132. The Architecture of Happiness
133. Chinese Crash Course
134. His Majesty's Dragon
135. Throne of Jade
136. Black Powder War
137. Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
138. How to Think About Sex
139. Spaceman of Bohemia
140. How to Find Fulfilling Work
141. The Water Knife
142. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
143. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
144. Chinese on the Move
145. In-Flight Chinese
146. The Great Explorers
147. How to Be Bored
148. Empire of Ivory
149. Victory of Eagles
150. Tongues of Serpents
151. Crucible of Gold
152. League of Dragons
153. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
154. Reading and Writing Chinese
155. Kosher Chinese
156. How to Change the World
157. The Once and Future King
158. A Darker Shade of Magic
159. The Romanovs: 1613-1918
160. Failing Forward
161. Charlemagne's Tablecloth
162. Pretty Deadly Volume 1
163. Pretty Deadly Volume 2
164. Oryx and Crake
165. Lucifer Volume 1
166. Kingdom Come
167. Lucifer Volume 5
168. Fables Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind
169. Fables Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland
170. Fables Vol. 19: Snow White
171. Fables Vol. 20: Camelot
172. Fables Vol. 21: Happily Ever After
173. Fables Vol. 22: Farewell
174. Lucifer Volume 2
175. Lucifer Volume 3
176. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
177. Annihilation
178. Option B: Facing Adversity, Finding Resilience and Building Joy
179. Lucky Peach: All About Eggs
180. The Wisdom of Finance
181. Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life
182. The Bettencourt Affair
183. Pottermore: Short Stories from Hogwarts
184. The Martian Chronicles
185. Who Fears Death
186. The Dark Tower Vol. 7: The Dark Tower
187. The Elements of Investing
188. Naked Statistics

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Re: 50 Books in 2017!
« Reply #699 on: December 30, 2017, 10:45:46 AM »
(1) Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(2) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(3) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
(4) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
(5)The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
(6) 1984 by George Orwell
(7) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(8) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
(9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(10) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
(11) Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
(12) Animal Farm by George Orwell
(13) You can buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel
(14) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
(15) The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
(16) The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
(17) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18) The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
(19) The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison
(20) Still Life by Louise Penny
(21) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
(22) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
(23) State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
(24) The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
(25) The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
(26) The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
(27) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
(27) The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
(28) American War by Omar El Akkad
(29) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
(30) The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
(31) It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
(32) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(33) Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolber
(34) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(35) The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
(36) Concrete by Thomas Bernhard
(37) The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorspi
(38) The Alzheimer's Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
(39) Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
(40) Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Parvulescu
(41) The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
(42) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
(43) Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
(44) The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
(45) The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
(46) What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
(47) Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry
(48) No Chopsticks Required by Katrina Beikoff

(49) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson