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Title: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Adventine on January 01, 2017, 07:10:18 PM
New year, new challenge :) Come and join us!

1. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
2. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: jedsbud on January 01, 2017, 07:35:16 PM
I'm in.

1. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots by David Fisher
2. The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on January 02, 2017, 12:52:55 AM
How does it work, do we list them once we've finished them?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Adventine on January 02, 2017, 12:58:56 AM
How does it work, do we list them once we've finished them?

There's no standard format, really.

Personally, I list both my finished and unfinished books. I put a percentage after the title of the books I leave unfinished. If there's no percentage after the title, it means I finished the book.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on January 02, 2017, 01:38:33 AM
Ok cool. I'll give it a go, just to help clear a bit more from my bookshelf!

1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Vertical Mode on January 02, 2017, 09:40:51 AM
I'm in! Moving to within a stone's throw of our local public library in a couple of months, so hopefully I can stay on the wagon since I'll have no excuses!

No standard format it appears, so I guess I'll just post what I'm currently reading?

1. Building Construction Before Mechanization - John Fitchen
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: illdothisifitkillsme on January 02, 2017, 01:23:50 PM
I'm in  too. The Dressmaker, Rosalie Ham. Great book, once again, the book is much better than the movie.
Title: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 02, 2017, 01:31:46 PM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Vertical Mode on January 02, 2017, 03:48:06 PM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.

About your #3: The Alchemist has been on my list for quite a while, and I never seem to get around to reading it. Perhaps this will be the year, once I'm done with my current batch of library books, and I can either confirm or refute your glowing review ;-)

Also, 3 books already! You must be a pretty prolific reader.
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 02, 2017, 07:59:24 PM

About your #3: The Alchemist has been on my list for quite a while, and I never seem to get around to reading it. Perhaps this will be the year, once I'm done with my current batch of library books, and I can either confirm or refute your glowing review ;-)

Also, 3 books already! You must be a pretty prolific reader.
I read The Alchemist after seeing several favorable reviews of it on this site.  So as I mentioned, I seem to be the only one here who did not like it.  It's not like the book has no redeeming qualities at all, but it just didn't appeal to me.  I'm not into New Age.  Interestingly, some of the reviews compared it to The Little Prince, which I also didn't particularly care for.  An allegorical book with themes along these same lines that I do really like (and in fact is probably my lifetime favorite book) is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.  I highly recommend that one.
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Adventine on January 02, 2017, 08:27:07 PM

About your #3: The Alchemist has been on my list for quite a while, and I never seem to get around to reading it. Perhaps this will be the year, once I'm done with my current batch of library books, and I can either confirm or refute your glowing review ;-)

Also, 3 books already! You must be a pretty prolific reader.
I read The Alchemist after seeing several favorable reviews of it on this site.  So as I mentioned, I seem to be the only one here who did not like it.  It's not like the book has no redeeming qualities at all, but it just didn't appeal to me.  I'm not into New Age.  Interestingly, some of the reviews compared it to The Little Prince, which I also didn't particularly care for.  An allegorical book with themes along these same lines that I do really like (and in fact is probably my lifetime favorite book) is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.  I highly recommend that one.

I didn't like The Alchemist or The Little Prince much, either.

Checking out The Phantom Tollbooth now!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 02, 2017, 09:05:27 PM
I'll give this a try! Not sure I'll hit 50, but hey, if nothing else maybe I'll get more book reccs =)

Currently re-reading Harry Potter. I'll update as I finish them.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: jengod on January 02, 2017, 09:25:28 PM
1. Building Wealth One House at a Time by John Schaub


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Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 02, 2017, 09:52:08 PM
Soooo I was always join these threads, and then completely fail to update them.

But I REALLY WANT to be part of this :-)

So this year, I'm joining the challenge, and I'm setting myself a reminder on my phone to update my list here every week.

1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent so far)

Currently re-reading Harry Potter.

I re-read Harry Potter every year. It never stops being awesome.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 03, 2017, 08:53:11 AM
Currently re-reading Harry Potter.

I re-read Harry Potter every year. It never stops being awesome.

Pretty much every year I reread Harry Potter, the Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix, and the Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. Depends on how much reading time I have though. I always read right before bed, but lately I've only been making it a couple pages before needing to fall asleep!

Which reminds me, I've also been reading "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown, and it's really good for getting me to sleep- content is decent but not terribly engaging for me.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: calimom on January 03, 2017, 08:56:26 AM
I'm in! Started in 2016, but just finished:

1) The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kaleidoscopicalkris on January 03, 2017, 09:23:38 AM
I'm in! I failed miserably at this last year, but I've made some lifestyle changes that should help. My goal is 52 books this year.

1. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (19% done)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Gondolin on January 03, 2017, 01:10:15 PM
I'm going to try but, with the size of the tomes I end up reading, I'm not optimistic about my chances.

Anyway...

1) In Our Image by Stanley Karnow
2) Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by R. Hofstader
3) Tales of the Tides (6 novellas so I'm counting it as 1 book)
4) On Human Nature by X. Wilson
5) The First Tycoon by TJ Stiles
6) Embracing Defeat by B. Dover
7) Soldier of the Mist by Gene Wolfe
8) Soldier of Arete by Gene Wolfe
9-13) The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
14)  The Storm before the Storm by Mike Duncan
15)

Sigh, August almost gone and I'm not even halfway!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 03, 2017, 11:53:29 PM
I've also been reading "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown, and it's really good for getting me to sleep- content is decent but not terribly engaging for me.

I love the core principles of Essentialism, but found the book itself super repetitive and annoying to read. Which is a tad ironic when you think about it ;-)
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 04, 2017, 10:54:16 AM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kaleidoscopicalkris on January 04, 2017, 11:00:12 AM
I'm in! I failed miserably at this last year, but I've made some lifestyle changes that should help. My goal is 52 books this year.

1. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (now up to 37%!)
2. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin (21%)

I tend to be reading a fiction and a nonfiction book at the same time. Then I can alternate when I I feel like it. Posting daily seems to be the best accountability method for me.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 04, 2017, 11:11:34 AM
I'm in! I failed miserably at this last year, but I've made some lifestyle changes that should help. My goal is 52 books this year.

1. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (now up to 37%!)
2. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin (21%)

I tend to be reading a fiction and a nonfiction book at the same time. Then I can alternate when I I feel like it. Posting daily seems to be the best accountability method for me.

I do the same method- 1 fiction, 1 non fiction. Can't do 2 of the same type at the same time though. I just never know what'll make my brain happy though =P
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on January 05, 2017, 10:11:33 AM
Happy New year everyone,

I'm doing thing differently this year, the challenge is to read at least 50 books in English and 50 in French, streach goal is to have 200 combined. Thus I'll have two lists.

FR
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Sassy on January 05, 2017, 02:47:54 PM
I am in too! I haven't started, I will try to start tonight once my daughter is in bed. It's tricky to read these days, my downtime is precious.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Dave1442397 on January 05, 2017, 03:37:08 PM
Count me in. So far this year:

1/1/2017   Garton, Ray           Bestial
1/2/2017   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
1/2/2017   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
1/3/2017   Hagberg, David   End Game
1/3/2017   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
1/4/2017 Garfield, Brian          Tripwire
1/5/2017 Hunter, Stephen       I, Ripper (in progress)
1/5/2017 Ferriss, Tim              Tools of Titans (in progress)

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on January 05, 2017, 04:38:24 PM
Count me in. So far this year:

1/1/2017   Garton, Ray           Bestial
1/2/2017   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
1/2/2017   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
1/3/2017   Hagberg, David   End Game
1/3/2017   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
1/4/2017 Garfield, Brian          Tripwire
1/5/2017 Hunter, Stephen       I, Ripper (in progress)
1/5/2017 Ferriss, Tim              Tools of Titans (in progress)

Are you a speed reader?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on January 05, 2017, 04:46:17 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)

Peter Carey is awesome. In fact I'm in awe of all fiction writers and their abilities. They say everyone has a book inside them but mine must be very short, quite boring and probably non-fiction.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on January 05, 2017, 05:59:14 PM
1.  Jojo Moyes, Paris for One & Other Stories
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Dave1442397 on January 05, 2017, 06:30:14 PM
Count me in. So far this year:

1/1/2017   Garton, Ray           Bestial
1/2/2017   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
1/2/2017   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
1/3/2017   Hagberg, David   End Game
1/3/2017   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
1/4/2017 Garfield, Brian          Tripwire
1/5/2017 Hunter, Stephen       I, Ripper (in progress)
1/5/2017 Ferriss, Tim              Tools of Titans (in progress)

Are you a speed reader?

I've always been a fast reader. My normal reading speed has been 120 pages per hour as far back as I can remember.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: recklesslysober on January 05, 2017, 07:54:19 PM
I did 55 last year and want to keep that up so I'm in!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on January 05, 2017, 09:23:16 PM
1.  Jojo Moyes, Paris for One & Other Stories

2.  Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman, I Loved Her in the Movies:  Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on January 06, 2017, 04:49:27 PM
I would like to join. I used to read all the time but my husband loves TV so I sit and stare at it with him. Just been to Australia which = a long flight

1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: nnls on January 06, 2017, 05:18:18 PM
I am in. So far I have read

* The 22 day revolution - Marco Borges
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 06, 2017, 06:01:37 PM
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 35%
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- 10%
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 06, 2017, 06:10:06 PM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: illdothisifitkillsme on January 07, 2017, 12:50:39 AM
Number 2 for me: The garden at Forest Hall by Susan Irvine. I have 3 books currently started, I dont know why, living on the wild side I guess.
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 07, 2017, 12:18:35 PM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humerous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tortoiseshell on January 08, 2017, 07:01:42 AM
I'm in! I'll list books as I finish:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 08, 2017, 09:56:25 AM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SquashingDebt on January 08, 2017, 04:23:36 PM
I'm in!  My 2017 Goodreads goal is 75 books, in which I only count new reads, not re-reads.  Maybe here I'll track everything, including the re-reads, and see what I get up to.

1. Tricky Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich
2. The Magician's Elephant - Kate DiCamillo
3. Wife for Hire - Janet Evanovich

Currently reading:

The Simple Path to Wealth - J. L. Collins
Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on January 08, 2017, 08:47:07 PM
I would like to join. I used to read all the time but my husband loves TV so I sit and stare at it with him. Just been to Australia which = a long flight

1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Ralings (Bracken_Joys fault!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on January 09, 2017, 09:30:54 AM
I'm in! I'll list books as I finish:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)

This has been on my list since two years, how did you find it?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on January 09, 2017, 09:36:37 AM
Almost made it last year.  I'm in again for this year.

So far for 2017:

(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

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: A&R on January 09, 2017, 10:05:50 AM
I'd like to give this a go! My lovely boyfriend gave me a Kindle for Christmas. I had secretly wanted one for ages but felt that I couldn't justify the purchase because I seldom have the time to read. Lo and behold, with the convenience of the Kindle, I have already been reading far more. I mostly just want to read whatever I think I'll enjoy, no lofty goals of covering the most sophisticated literature or anything like that. I also want to read some books that I feel like I should have gotten to when I was much younger but missed for one reason or another, so there may be quite a bit of young adult classics on my list.

1. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky - Heidi W. Durrow
2. Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on January 09, 2017, 01:44:15 PM
I would like to join. I used to read all the time but my husband loves TV so I sit and stare at it with him. Just been to Australia which = a long flight

1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Ralings (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Ralings (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 09, 2017, 02:00:38 PM
1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)

I've been thinking about re-reading The Prisoner of Azkaban - always one of my faves!

Haha, sorry for ruining your productivity ;)

And yes, Allsummer, I'm rushing through Chamber of Secrets (LEAST favorite of the series) to try and get to Azkaban- probably my favorite!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: A&R on January 09, 2017, 02:57:13 PM

1. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky - Heidi W. Durrow
2. Number the Stars - Lois Lowry

Number the Stars was one of my favourite books as a kid :)

What did you think of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky? It's on my list of books I want to check out this year...

I thought Number the Stars was so beautiful on so many levels. It kinda left me wishing I were Danish! ;)

I really enjoyed The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. I didn't find it too earth shattering, but in my opinion it's a worthy read with nice prose. I understand the author was strongly influenced by Nella Larsen, so I may pick up Passing and/or Quicksand later in the year.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 09, 2017, 03:36:55 PM
1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)

I've been thinking about re-reading The Prisoner of Azkaban - always one of my faves!

Haha, sorry for ruining your productivity ;)

And yes, Allsummer, I'm rushing through Chamber of Secrets (LEAST favorite of the series) to try and get to Azkaban- probably my favorite!

Agreed - that's my least fave too. I also love The Order of the Phoenix!

You fellow HP fans might like these podcasts - kind of like an in-depth English course studying the 1st 2 novels (so far) - http://storywonk.com/podcasts/dear-mr-potter/

Every year I'm so torn between re-reading books I absolutely LOVE (HP, LOTR, His Dark Materials, etc...) and checking out new books that I am really curious about!

Oh. This link. This is delightful. THANK YOU.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on January 09, 2017, 04:11:29 PM
I'm in again. I went through my list last year to see which unfinished series I have underway. NINE of them, only four of which I'm waiting for the next book to be published. I immediately went across the street to the library and picked up the next book in 3 of the remaining series, and put a 4th on hold. I was going to try to read less this year and work on some other projects instead, but there are so many more books to read!!


1. A Kiss of Shadows By Hamilton, Laurell K.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on January 09, 2017, 05:53:31 PM
Joining in again! Made it to 44 books last year, but that included several 1000 page books so I was pretty happy with that total. My "theme" for reading this year is Series. I have quite a few new series I'd like to read, as well as some that I've read a long time ago and would like to go back and reread for various reasons.

On my series list for the year is The Maze Runner series, The Golden Compass series, The Mortal Instruments series, The Dark Artifacts series, finish the Sookie Stackhouse series, the Elmwood Springs series, and some of Philippa Gregory's books. I'll have some individual novels scattered throughout too.

1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kaleidoscopicalkris on January 10, 2017, 07:07:05 AM
1. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin (done!)
2. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (still at 37%)
3. Temple Grandin (9%)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tortoiseshell on January 10, 2017, 05:02:58 PM
I'm in! I'll list books as I finish:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)

This has been on my list since two years, how did you find it?

I really liked it! I've been recommending it to friends non-stop since I've finished.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Adventine on January 10, 2017, 10:31:38 PM
New year, new challenge :) Come and join us!

1. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
2. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

3. Mindset: the New Psychology of Success (10%) by Carol S. Dweck
4. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World   by Harry Browne (yes, I reread it!)
5. Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story   by M. Night Shyamalan
6. The View from Saturday   by E.L. Konigsburg
7. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India (ongoing) by William Dalrymple
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SquashingDebt on January 11, 2017, 05:28:30 AM

3. Mindset: the New Psychology of Success (10%) by Carol S. Dweck
4. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World   by Harry Browne (yes, I reread it!)
5. Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story   by M. Night Shyamalan
6. The View from Saturday   by E.L. Konigsburg
7. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India (ongoing) by William Dalrymple

The View From Saturday is one of my all-time favorites!  Did you like it?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on January 11, 2017, 06:07:37 AM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
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Post by: Adventine on January 11, 2017, 07:57:41 AM

3. Mindset: the New Psychology of Success (10%) by Carol S. Dweck
4. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World   by Harry Browne (yes, I reread it!)
5. Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story   by M. Night Shyamalan
6. The View from Saturday   by E.L. Konigsburg
7. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India (ongoing) by William Dalrymple

The View From Saturday is one of my all-time favorites!  Did you like it?

Yes! I first read it in the fifth grade, about 17 years ago. I stumbled across it again in the library today. I decided to reread it and see if my good memories of the book stood up to the test of time.

Well, I finished it in about two hours. I like it even better now, because Adult Me finally understood all of the subtlety that escaped me when I was a kid.
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Post by: kaleidoscopicalkris on January 11, 2017, 08:12:09 AM
1. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin (done!)
2. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (still at 37%)
3. Temple Grandin by Annette Wood (up to 28%)
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Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 11, 2017, 08:13:30 AM
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 35%
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- 1/9/17

4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- 1%
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Post by: Libertea on January 11, 2017, 10:21:24 AM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
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Post by: GeekyGirl on January 12, 2017, 04:58:22 AM
I'm in! I'll list books as I finish:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)

This has been on my list since two years, how did you find it?

I really liked it! I've been recommending it to friends non-stop since I've finished.

Great I'll order it next month and hopefully it'll be part of this year reading list. I read 'Half of a Yellow Sun' from her and loved it.
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Post by: GeekyGirl on January 12, 2017, 06:00:43 AM
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Post by: ringer707 on January 12, 2017, 06:11:10 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Currently reading The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

By the way, for any of you who have Amazon Prime, they just added a lot of new books to the Prime Reading list. I downloaded about 7 for free the other day :)
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Post by: Adventine on January 12, 2017, 06:13:15 AM
By the way, for any of you who have Amazon Prime, they just added a lot of new books to the Prime Reading list. I downloaded about 7 for free the other day :)

Ooof! Too bad Amazon Prime isn't available in my part of the world. Otherwise I would be so into that :)
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Post by: riverffashion on January 12, 2017, 06:51:59 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
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Post by: SAfAmBrit on January 12, 2017, 08:36:20 AM
I would like to join. I used to read all the time but my husband loves TV so I sit and stare at it with him. Just been to Australia which = a long flight

1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
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Post by: StarBright on January 12, 2017, 08:41:31 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)

God I used to love Christopher Pike books. I bought every single neon colored copy as they came out every six months! I also think "until the end" used to be called "The Final Friends Trilogy." If you are going on a Pike binge I totally recommend "Remember Me" (but not its sequels) and "Whisper of Death."
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Post by: StarBright on January 12, 2017, 08:45:25 AM
I'm in again this year. I'll do the popsugar book challenge as my reading list because it really helped me get out of a genre rut last year.

http://www.popsugar.com/love/Reading-Challenge-2017-42561300

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Post by: riverffashion on January 12, 2017, 01:40:55 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)

God I used to love Christopher Pike books. I bought every single neon colored copy as they came out every six months! I also think "until the end" used to be called "The Final Friends Trilogy." If you are going on a Pike binge I totally recommend "Remember Me" (burt not its sequels) and "Whisper of Death."
Yes, I loved as a kid as well! Have been rereading some, as well as others I hadn't. Really enjoying doing this.
I read the 2 you mentioned- actually were my favorites! Have reread both many times.
Is there another author you find comparable?
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Post by: StarBright on January 12, 2017, 06:46:54 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)

God I used to love Christopher Pike books. I bought every single neon colored copy as they came out every six months! I also think "until the end" used to be called "The Final Friends Trilogy." If you are going on a Pike binge I totally recommend "Remember Me" (burt not its sequels) and "Whisper of Death."
Yes, I loved as a kid as well! Have been rereading some, as well as others I hadn't. Really enjoying doing this.
I read the 2 you mentioned- actually were my favorites! Have reread both many times.
Is there another author you find comparable?

Lois Duncan in general and "Down a Dark Hall" in particular.
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Post by: riverffashion on January 13, 2017, 11:50:50 PM
Thanks for the recommendation. I saw on her website that she passed away last summer. Apparently she received numerous awards for her literature and many of her books became children's classics- pretty cool. I have two more Christopher Pike's to get through first. Cheers.
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Post by: Carolina on My Mind on January 14, 2017, 03:51:34 PM
Peter Carey is awesome.

Yes, he is -- I need to read more of his stuff.  I've only read True History of the Kelly Gang, which I loved.
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Post by: tortoiseshell on January 14, 2017, 05:42:30 PM
1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)
2. The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New by Peter Watson (started in 2016, finished 1/14/17)
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Post by: Fresh Bread on January 14, 2017, 07:06:19 PM
Peter Carey is awesome.

Yes, he is -- I need to read more of his stuff.  I've only read True History of the Kelly Gang, which I loved.

I recommend Oscar & Lucinda. It's set in the late 19th century *I think*. Chemistry of Tears is set in modern day but has an historical fiction element.
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Post by: Libertea on January 15, 2017, 07:27:08 AM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
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Post by: Carolina on My Mind on January 15, 2017, 08:07:40 AM
I'm in again!  I lost track of what I read in the second half of 2016, so I resolve to be better about keeping track in the new year.  I also resolve to attack some of the unread books on my bookshelves this year.

I generally post updates ten books at a time, but to start off the year I (somewhat atypically) have three books going at once:

1.  Flashman and the Angel of the Lord – George MacDonald Fraser (Anyone familar with the Flashman series?  I'd never heard of it until a friend lent this book to me.  Irreverent historical fiction, really good.)
2.  Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988-98 – Michael Palin
3.  Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris

Lastly, a recommendation.  If anyone's interested in a great nonfiction read, check out The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  One of my favorite books from last year, it's the story of the eight-man crew team that won gold for the United States at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. 

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Post by: Carolina on My Mind on January 15, 2017, 08:10:45 AM
Peter Carey is awesome.

Yes, he is -- I need to read more of his stuff.  I've only read True History of the Kelly Gang, which I loved.

I recommend Oscar & Lucinda. It's set in the late 19th century *I think*. Chemistry of Tears is set in modern day but has an historical fiction element.

Thanks for the rec -- I'm putting it on my list.

 
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Post by: tnrunner on January 15, 2017, 12:16:17 PM
Count me in for another round! I fell quite short of the 50 book goal last year but that won't stop me from trying again.

1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
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Post by: Carolina on My Mind on January 15, 2017, 05:08:43 PM

3.  Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris

Oh man, "The SantaLand Diaries" story from this collection is pure gold! It kills me. :D

Have you read any of his other autobiographical essays? I have laughed so hard that I cried over many of them!

Yes, I've read a bunch of his stuff.  He's a national treasure.  :)

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Post by: SAfAmBrit on January 16, 2017, 12:15:06 AM
I would like to join. I used to read all the time but my husband loves TV so I sit and stare at it with him. Just been to Australia which = a long flight

1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
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Post by: HappierAtHome on January 16, 2017, 04:35:45 AM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
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Post by: GeekyGirl on January 16, 2017, 09:55:25 AM
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FR

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Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 17, 2017, 10:17:22 AM
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 35%
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 -1%
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Post by: ringer707 on January 17, 2017, 11:09:38 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner

Currently reading The Kill Order by James Dashner. Really enjoyed this series, and a quick read. Not sure what I'll pick up next, maybe finish off the Sookie Stackhouse series.
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 17, 2017, 12:07:51 PM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
12) 17/01/17 - Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward): memoir of a black woman growing up impoverished in rural Mississippi, focusing specifically on the many black men she knew (including her brother) who died young due to drugs or accidents.  It's hard for me to explain why, but I came away from this book feeling annoyed with the author (who also had a drug problem with alcohol), not sympathetic. 
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Post by: Toffeemama on January 17, 2017, 12:30:05 PM
Yikes, I'm starting way behind the curve. I've only finished 1 so far, read aloud to my kids: The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket(#8 in A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Working on The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon... Not reading this one aloud, obviously.
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Post by: riverffashion on January 17, 2017, 01:16:00 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
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Post by: Tick-Tock on January 17, 2017, 10:22:41 PM
3.  Laurell K. Hamilton, Crimson Death
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Post by: Vertical Mode on January 18, 2017, 12:03:13 AM
I'm in! Moving to within a stone's throw of our local public library in a couple of months, so hopefully I can stay on the wagon since I'll have no excuses!

No standard format it appears, so I guess I'll just post what I'm currently reading?

1. Building Construction Before Mechanization - John Fitchen

2. Do-It-Yourself Hedge Funds - Wayne P. Weddington III

As much as I am a huge proponent of index funds in general, I definitely enjoyed this book, both for the author's humor and his really fantastic overview of what hedge funds are and how they operate. He does say that index funds will outperform most active managers! The biggest insight here for me was how hedge funds position themselves to rake in money by riding waves and trends in both directions, shorting key players in a bear market instead of simply absorbing losses when things trend south. This helps to explain some of the ridiculous outside returns we hear about on the news. There is another key ingredient at play - OPM (Other People's Money) which allows them to leverage trades that sometimes earn more than enough to FIRE on singlehandedly. If only it were as easy as he makes it sound...
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Post by: FernFree on January 18, 2017, 08:13:44 AM
I'm in!  Just deleted Facebook and Flipboard from my phone to get my life back (~2 hrs/day, EVERYDAY!) and cancelled cable last year, so I should be on track to read a lot more this year.

So far this year:
1.  The Fiery Cross, Diana Gabaldon
2. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood 52%
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Post by: tnrunner on January 18, 2017, 09:49:11 AM
1. Fasting by Jentezen Franklin
2. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King

3. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
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Post by: SingleMomDebt on January 18, 2017, 09:52:31 AM
I am on book #3: The Traveler's Wife.

#1 Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle
#2 Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
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Post by: cchrissyy on January 18, 2017, 10:21:12 AM
I'm in!

I discovered the inter-library loan system just a few months ago and finished 2016 strong, finally getting my hands on many books that had been waiting on my amazon wishlist for a long time.

My total last year was 30 books but Goodreads reveals that I read over 50 books in 2006, 2007 and 2008.  Those were tough years in my life and if I could do it then, I can absolutely do it again this year!

I have already finished 10 books this year : )
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Post by: rachellynn99 on January 18, 2017, 02:09:24 PM
I'm in too, I've been tracking on Goodreads.com but can track here also.
1. Trading Christmas- Debbie Macomber
2. The Forgetful Bride- Debbie Macomber
3. Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes- Joanne DeMaio
4. Calico Joe- John Grisham


I will start something new tonight. Not sure what yet. I have "The Whistler" by John Grisham on my hold list at my library, I'm like 34 in line. Also I can read cutsey Christmas fiction all year, and probably will. I work full time, am taking 8 hours of my PhD program and have 3 young kids. I don't read as much as I would like. But try to keep a book going for the evenings before bed or lazy weekends.
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Post by: tortoiseshell on January 18, 2017, 05:46:37 PM
1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)
2. The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New by Peter Watson (started in 2016, finished 1/14/17)
3. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler (1/18/17)
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Post by: FireHiker on January 19, 2017, 11:58:33 AM
I'd like to join in! Last year was my first year with a kindle, and after discovering ebooks at the library, my reading really took off again. I managed 48 books last year, so I'd love to hit 50 this year. I'm working my way through the BBC top 100 books (got through 17 last year), along with a smattering of other stuff here and there. Here's my progress so far for the year:

1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (terrible writing, ugh)
2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
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Post by: kpd905 on January 19, 2017, 07:27:36 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
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Post by: Tick-Tock on January 19, 2017, 08:39:07 PM
4.  Don Callander, Pyromancer
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Post by: Fresh Bread on January 19, 2017, 09:01:34 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17) got it for xmas, read it 26/12, read it again already!
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (just got to the front of the queue at the library!)
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Post by: VeggieTable on January 20, 2017, 06:27:01 AM
This is a great idea! I know I definitely want to read more than last year.

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 - in progress
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Post by: GeekyGirl on January 20, 2017, 07:49:01 AM
ENG
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Post by: riverffashion on January 20, 2017, 07:56:47 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 21, 2017, 08:15:17 PM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
12) 17/01/17 - Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward): memoir of a black woman growing up impoverished in rural Mississippi, focusing specifically on the many black men she knew (including her brother) who died young due to drugs or accidents.  It's hard for me to explain why, but I came away from this book feeling annoyed with the author (who also had a drug problem with alcohol), not sympathetic.
13) 17/01/21 - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (Kelli Estes): loosely historical mystery novel based on history of Chinese immigration to and expulsion from Washington Territory (later Washington State).  Initially slow going and took time to get into, but worth the effort.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: calimom on January 21, 2017, 09:16:30 PM
I'm in! Started in 2016, but just finished:

1) The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

2) The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble

3) The Nix by Nathan Hill ~ fantastic!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: wintertell on January 22, 2017, 09:21:48 AM
I am on book #3: The Traveler's Wife.

#1 Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle
#2 Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

Hi Chip! I read Starry Night last Christmas and really enjoyed it! Did you know it was made into a Hallmark movie? I forget which one as I don't have the Hallmark Channel. Watching Hallmark movies and reading Christmas-themed romance novels is one of my favorite treats around Christmastime nowadays.
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Post by: wintertell on January 22, 2017, 09:48:22 AM
I'm in! I can't believe I didn't find this thread before.

Right now I'm on a romance reading binge ... perhaps I'll read something deeper after I've recovered a bit from this stressful period right now. I read quite a bit over the holidays, but took a break while we were focusing on packing. Also, all my books are currently packed away in boxes since we are in the middle of moving!

Lynette Eason - Don't Look Back - 1/20
Lynette Eason - Too Close to Home - 1/20
Lynette Eason - Protecting Her Daughter - 1/20
Lynette Eason - Rodeo Rescuer - 1/19
Lynette Eason - The Lawman Returns - 1/18
Lynette Eason - Classified Christmas - 1/12
Lynette Eason - Lethal Homecoming  - 1/12
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Shieldmaiden on January 22, 2017, 03:43:23 PM
1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
2. Living on a Shoestring
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 22, 2017, 06:01:58 PM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory (average)

3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory (blergh)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: LouLou on January 22, 2017, 07:05:32 PM
I'm joining!  I'll post as a finish.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on January 23, 2017, 06:11:47 AM
I'd like to join in! Last year was my first year with a kindle, and after discovering ebooks at the library, my reading really took off again. I managed 48 books last year, so I'd love to hit 50 this year. I'm working my way through the BBC top 100 books (got through 17 last year), along with a smattering of other stuff here and there. Here's my progress so far for the year:

1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (terrible writing, ugh)
2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden
Wow this list is great and it apparently wasn't even created by the BBC. I've already read 21 of them in French (lot of reading during middle and high school), so I'll probably reread the ones originally in English. It's funny though how many of those are adapted in films or TV shows and I am discouraged of reading it after seeing the film / show.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Dave1442397 on January 23, 2017, 06:42:17 AM
1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

That was a great book! I have the sequel on my to-read list.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Dave1442397 on January 23, 2017, 06:46:17 AM
Hit the half way point yesterday.

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: StarBright on January 23, 2017, 11:43:19 AM
I'm in again this year. I'll do the popsugar book challenge as my reading list because it really helped me get out of a genre rut last year.
http://www.popsugar.com/love/Reading-Challenge-2017-42561300

1. A book about an interesting woman: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. Fiction about Martha and Sarah Carrier from the Salem Witch Trials.[/li][/list]


2. A book recommended by a librarian: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
3. A book that has been on my TBR for a long time: Dune by Frank Herbert

next up: a book of letters. I'm thinking Lady Susan by Jane Austen? or maybe the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on January 23, 2017, 03:11:50 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SquashingDebt on January 23, 2017, 06:09:49 PM


next up: a book of letters. I'm thinking Lady Susan by Jane Austen? or maybe the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

My all-time favorite book composed of letters is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, if you're looking for recommendations :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on January 23, 2017, 08:45:56 PM
This is a great idea! I know I definitely want to read more than last year.

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 - in progress

I'm about half way though Life Changing Magic and I get what you mean. It's definitely worth reading for me though as I'm getting many insights into my own personality. Spark Joy is a well edited version of Life Changing Magic so great for those who just want the tidying tips and not the back story.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on January 23, 2017, 10:15:31 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: StarBright on January 24, 2017, 07:02:17 AM


next up: a book of letters. I'm thinking Lady Susan by Jane Austen? or maybe the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

My all-time favorite book composed of letters is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, if you're looking for recommendations :)

I am always looking for recommendations- thanks! :) I read that one a few years ago and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Toffeemama on January 24, 2017, 09:56:18 AM
1)The Hostile Hospital(read-aloud) - by Lemony Snicket
2)The Manchurian Candidate - by Richard Condon
3)Maus - by Art Spiegelman
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on January 24, 2017, 10:07:17 AM
Quote
I've been slowly working my way through  the BBC list over the past few years as well! So far I am at 53/100. I like lists like these b/c they get me to read books I otherwise may have overlooked... Try to chip away at at least 5 each year.

I do find it to be a little strange - why does The Complete Works of Shakespeare count, but then Hamlet counts as its own as well? Same question for The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe..??  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I agree; the list does have some strangeness in it! I am sitting at 45/100 right now, and some of my favorite books that I read last year came from the list: Pullman's "His Dark Materials" and Shute's "A Town Like Alice".

As for me, I just finished another, not from the BBC List:

5. The More of Less by Joshua Becker

Next up is the Mazerunner series, which I started last night. My 16 year old just read it for school and I've never read it. After I finish those I'll pick something else from the BBC list I think.


Edited to add: The BBC list I was using originally for mine was actually related to The Big Read and wasn't one of those quizzes, although there is a lot of commonality. On the list I was using (just looked at my spreadsheet) I've read 48. I'll have to look through and see what's different at some point.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on January 25, 2017, 08:23:27 PM


next up: a book of letters. I'm thinking Lady Susan by Jane Austen? or maybe the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

My all-time favorite book composed of letters is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, if you're looking for recommendations :)

I am always looking for recommendations- thanks! :) I read that one a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

How about 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff? 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on January 25, 2017, 08:24:10 PM
5.  Nora Roberts, Key of Light
6.  Nora Roberts, Key of Knowledge
7.  Nora Roberts, Key of Valor
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SquashingDebt on January 26, 2017, 05:07:14 AM


next up: a book of letters. I'm thinking Lady Susan by Jane Austen? or maybe the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

My all-time favorite book composed of letters is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, if you're looking for recommendations :)

I am always looking for recommendations- thanks! :) I read that one a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

How about 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff?

That one is great too!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on January 26, 2017, 08:24:07 AM
Happy New year everyone,

I'm doing thing differently this year, the challenge is to read at least 50 books in English and 50 in French, streach goal is to have 200 combined. Thus I'll have two lists.

FR
  • Une certaine justice par P. D. James

ENG
FR*

* English title (if applicable) in italics
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on January 26, 2017, 09:26:55 AM
6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I've already started the next one in the series, so it should be pretty quick (as long as my library wait times aren't too long for #3 and #5).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kaleidoscopicalkris on January 26, 2017, 10:09:59 AM
1. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin (done!)
2. Temple Grandin by Annette Wood (done!)
3. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (67%)
4. The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek (20%)

Slipping a bit behind - I should be able to finish both books by the end of the night Saturday and be back on track. I really need to stop getting caught up on social media in the evenings.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: MgoSam on January 26, 2017, 10:50:51 AM
I'm in!

1. The Box by Marc Levinson- 1/15/17
2. The Theft by Swords by Michael J Sullivan- 1/19/17
3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell- 1/25/17
4. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson- 1/25/17
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: StarBright on January 26, 2017, 02:17:22 PM


next up: a book of letters. I'm thinking Lady Susan by Jane Austen? or maybe the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

My all-time favorite book composed of letters is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, if you're looking for recommendations :)

I am always looking for recommendations- thanks! :) I read that one a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

How about 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff?

Perfect - I've got in a request for library loan - thanks!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: calimom on January 26, 2017, 07:23:16 PM
1. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
2. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
3. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams

4. Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

5. Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

Oh, I love Anne Lamott! The whole Rosie trilogy is a wonderful read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SoCal Stache on January 26, 2017, 07:31:04 PM
starting late, got some catching up to do!

1. Start.: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters (complete)
2. The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment (re-reading, in progress)

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on January 26, 2017, 07:36:18 PM
I found a list I'd like to get into-
 http://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-post-apocalyptic-science-fiction-books/
I didn't read through the entire list, but see I have read at least a few. Looks promising.
I have two Lois Duncan books to read, as well as two more Christopher Pike books first.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on January 26, 2017, 11:27:51 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)

Next up is George Orwell: The Observer Years. I'm sure I'll find we have learnt nothing from the past... I've also got Superfreakonomics that DH had from the library.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SquashingDebt on January 27, 2017, 05:11:14 AM

1. Tricky Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich
2. The Magician's Elephant - Kate DiCamillo
3. Wife for Hire - Janet Evanovich


4. The Simple Path to Wealth - J. L. Collins
5. Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas

I have to decide what to start next - either Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or the next book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.  Maybe both!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Dave1442397 on January 27, 2017, 05:58:42 AM
I found a list I'd like to get into-
 http://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-post-apocalyptic-science-fiction-books/
I didn't read through the entire list, but see I have read at least a few. Looks promising.
I have two Lois Duncan books to read, as well as two more Christopher Pike books first.

I've read most of the books on that list. The Girl with all the Gifts was my most recent from that list, and it was excellent.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: A&R on January 27, 2017, 09:16:17 AM
Everyone is crushing it! Work has been pretty demanding, so I haven't had as much time to read, but I did re-read the first Harry Potter book (not super impressive, I realize), and I'm also working on The Chosen by Chaim Potok. Really enjoying it so far. I'm about half way done and hope to have it finished by the end of the weekend.

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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on January 27, 2017, 09:49:01 AM
I found a list I'd like to get into-
 http://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-post-apocalyptic-science-fiction-books/
I didn't read through the entire list, but see I have read at least a few. Looks promising.
I have two Lois Duncan books to read, as well as two more Christopher Pike books first.

Glad to see one of my favorites from my teenage years, which no one has ever heard of, on the list -- Emergence.  The picture shows a battered copy, much like mine!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on January 27, 2017, 11:50:13 AM
I found a list I'd like to get into-
 http://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-post-apocalyptic-science-fiction-books/
I didn't read through the entire list, but see I have read at least a few. Looks promising.
I have two Lois Duncan books to read, as well as two more Christopher Pike books first.

Glad to see one of my favorites from my teenage years, which no one has ever heard of, on the list -- Emergence.  The picture shows a battered copy, much like mine!
I actually ordered Emergence from the library, funny. Nice to hear it's your favorite. 😊
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on January 27, 2017, 01:33:51 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg

Still have The Kill Order sitting around, haven't felt like reading more of it lately. Related more to current events than the actual book.

Picked up Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris last night.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on January 27, 2017, 02:52:01 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tortoiseshell on January 27, 2017, 07:00:47 PM
1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)
2. The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New by Peter Watson (started in 2016, finished 1/14/17)
3. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler (1/18/17)
4. The New Radicalism in America 1889-1963: The Intellectual as a Social Type by Christopher Lasch (1/27/17)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on January 27, 2017, 09:11:03 PM
8.  Agatha Christie, Partners in Crime
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 28, 2017, 08:53:58 AM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
12) 17/01/17 - Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward): memoir of a black woman growing up impoverished in rural Mississippi, focusing specifically on the many black men she knew (including her brother) who died young due to drugs or accidents.  It's hard for me to explain why, but I came away from this book feeling annoyed with the author (who also had a drug problem with alcohol), not sympathetic.
13) 17/01/21 - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (Kelli Estes): loosely historical mystery novel based on history of Chinese immigration to and expulsion from Washington Territory (later Washington State).  Initially slow going and took time to get into, but worth the effort.
14) 17/01/28 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Fannie Flagg): this is actually a re-read, but just as good the second time as the first.  By the same author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes," with similar style and theme (older woman telling her life story to a middle-aged present-day woman trying to find herself)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 28, 2017, 04:38:15 PM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory (average)
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory (blergh)

4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 29, 2017, 06:56:14 AM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
12) 17/01/17 - Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward): memoir of a black woman growing up impoverished in rural Mississippi, focusing specifically on the many black men she knew (including her brother) who died young due to drugs or accidents.  It's hard for me to explain why, but I came away from this book feeling annoyed with the author (who also had a drug problem with alcohol), not sympathetic.
13) 17/01/21 - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (Kelli Estes): loosely historical mystery novel based on history of Chinese immigration to and expulsion from Washington Territory (later Washington State).  Initially slow going and took time to get into, but worth the effort.
14) 17/01/28 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Fannie Flagg): this is actually a re-read, but just as good the second time as the first.  By the same author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes," with similar style and theme (older woman telling her life story to a middle-aged present-day woman trying to find herself)
15) 17/01/29 - Hillbilly Elegy (JD Vance): family memoir of a KY "hillbilly" and how he ended up successfully graduating from Yale Law School.  I read this at the rec of several people on this site who were wanting to use it to try to understand why so many people voted for Trump.  Not sure it provides much in the way of help along those lines, but it was an interesting book nonetheless, and well written.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on January 29, 2017, 07:58:17 AM
9.  Chicken Soup for the Soul:  Stories for a Better World
10.  Mark Pryor, The Paris Librarian
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Toffeemama on January 29, 2017, 12:07:11 PM
1)The Hostile Hospital(read-aloud) - by Lemony Snicket
2)The Manchurian Candidate - by Richard Condon
3)Maus - by Art Spiegelman
4)The Heart Goes Last - by Margaret Atwood
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 29, 2017, 06:25:10 PM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory (average)
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory (blergh)

4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

Ooooh I just finished the codex alera series recently. Super good, IMO. What did you think?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on January 29, 2017, 07:01:31 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on January 30, 2017, 01:58:10 PM
I shouldn't have any trouble making it to 50 this year I think! Um, all I did all weekend was read...

7. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
8. The Death Cure by James Dashner
9. The Kill Order by James Dashner

Now I am #13 on the waiting list for the final book, The Fever Code (library has 4 copies). I think I'll find something less depressing to read next though!
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on January 31, 2017, 07:16:56 AM
14) 17/01/28 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Fannie Flagg): this is actually a re-read, but just as good the second time as the first.  By the same author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes," with similar style and theme (older woman telling her life story to a middle-aged present-day woman trying to find herself)

Love that one! I'm a huge Fannie Flagg fan, as you can tell from my list. Fried Green Tomatoes is probably my favorite book of all time.

1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Currently reading Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on January 31, 2017, 03:37:29 PM
14) 17/01/28 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Fannie Flagg): this is actually a re-read, but just as good the second time as the first.  By the same author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes," with similar style and theme (older woman telling her life story to a middle-aged present-day woman trying to find herself)

Love that one! I'm a huge Fannie Flagg fan, as you can tell from my list. Fried Green Tomatoes is probably my favorite book of all time.

1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Currently reading Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
Ooh, I haven't read Standing in the Rainbow.  How is it?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on January 31, 2017, 03:40:27 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on February 01, 2017, 07:34:12 AM
Ooh, I haven't read Standing in the Rainbow.  How is it?

It's pretty good so far, but I'm not too far into it. It feels a little more Fried Green Tomatoes to me in that you get more of a picture of the whole town and a lot of the different characters. Have you read Welcome to the World, Baby Girl? It overlaps with a lot of the same characters. She's created a nice little universe with the "Elmwood Springs" series books. Also, Sookie from All Girls Filling Station is in Welcome to the World; haven't seen her in Standing in the Rainbow yet and not sure she will be.

I really like Fannie Flagg because I'm from the South and I feel like she really writes true Southern fiction well. Her books always make me feel very nostalgic.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on February 01, 2017, 07:04:48 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: jedsbud on February 01, 2017, 09:31:18 PM

1   The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life    Collins, J.L.   1/2/2017
2   Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots    Fisher, David   1/4/2017
3   I Am Legend    Matheson, Richard   1/9/2017
4   But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past    Klosterman, Chuck   1/10/2017
5   Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging    Sebastian Junger *   1/11/2017
6   Before the Fall    Hawley, Noah *   1/18/2017
7   White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America    Isenberg, Nancy   1/26/2017
8   Dark Matter    Crouch, Blake *   1/31/2017
9   Seveneves   Stephenson, Neal   25%
10   Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right   Mayer, Jane   25%

Ahead of schedule for January. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: A&R on February 01, 2017, 10:06:21 PM
Just finished The Chosen by Chaim Potok. Enjoyed it so much that I immediately started reading The Promise.

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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on February 02, 2017, 06:21:34 AM
ENG
FR*
* English title (if applicable) in italics

I have to say that I was moved by 'The Help', it is about 'colored' maids having the courage to describe what it is to serve a white lady in Jackson Mississipi in the 60s. I was shocked by some of the segregation laws such as having separate bathrooms, never sitting at the same table or using the same plates, etc; I knew about the bus stories, there are a lot of movies about it but this is about day to day life in segregated southern US. It is making colonization look like a nice party. I'm wondering if it was really like that or better or worse or in-between.

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on February 02, 2017, 08:16:30 AM
I have to say that I was moved by 'The Help', it is about 'colored' maids having the courage to describe what it is to serve a white lady in Jackson Mississipi in the 60s. I was shocked by some of the segregation laws such as having separate bathrooms, never sitting at the same table or using the same plates, etc; I knew about the bus stories, there are a lot of movies about it but this is about day to day life in segregated southern US. It is making colonization look like a nice party. I'm wondering if it was really like that or better or worse or in-between.

It was really like that. http://all-that-is-interesting.com/20-photos-segregation-america (http://all-that-is-interesting.com/20-photos-segregation-america)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on February 03, 2017, 02:31:29 AM
I have to say that I was moved by 'The Help', it is about 'colored' maids having the courage to describe what it is to serve a white lady in Jackson Mississipi in the 60s. I was shocked by some of the segregation laws such as having separate bathrooms, never sitting at the same table or using the same plates, etc; I knew about the bus stories, there are a lot of movies about it but this is about day to day life in segregated southern US. It is making colonization look like a nice party. I'm wondering if it was really like that or better or worse or in-between.

It was really like that. http://all-that-is-interesting.com/20-photos-segregation-america (http://all-that-is-interesting.com/20-photos-segregation-america)
Thanks BJ.
Well it gives some perspective. After all this was just 50 or so years ago. There's still a long way to go.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on February 03, 2017, 06:28:50 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on February 03, 2017, 06:33:44 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)

God I used to love Christopher Pike books. I bought every single neon colored copy as they came out every six months! I also think "until the end" used to be called "The Final Friends Trilogy." If you are going on a Pike binge I totally recommend "Remember Me" (burt not its sequels) and "Whisper of Death."
Yes, I loved as a kid as well! Have been rereading some, as well as others I hadn't. Really enjoying doing this.
I read the 2 you mentioned- actually were my favorites! Have reread both many times.
Is there another author you find comparable?

Lois Duncan in general and "Down a Dark Hall" in particular.
I really enjoyed Down a Dark Hall, thanks for the recommendation. Just beginning Stranger With My Face.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tortoiseshell on February 04, 2017, 05:13:14 AM
1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7)
2. The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New by Peter Watson (started in 2016, finished 1/14)
3. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler (1/18)
4. The New Radicalism in America 1889-1963: The Intellectual as a Social Type by Christopher Lasch (1/27)
5. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (2/4)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on February 04, 2017, 06:12:10 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 Flemming
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on February 04, 2017, 10:17:21 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
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Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on February 04, 2017, 10:51:26 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 04, 2017, 11:31:50 PM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory (average)
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory (blergh)

4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

Ooooh I just finished the codex alera series recently. Super good, IMO. What did you think?

Struggling to get into it! But I'll keep preservering, because I love the Dresden Files.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 04, 2017, 11:33:29 PM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory (average)
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory (blergh)
4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (ongoing...)

5. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher (awesome)
6. Cold Days by Jim Butcher (currently reading)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mr.BondsBeard on February 07, 2017, 12:58:40 AM
A little late to the party but here we go.

1. Ons stipje op de weaerldkaart by Piet de Rooy
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (reading)

The first is available in English (A tiny spot on the Earth: The Political Culture of the Netherlands in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century). However, I do not recommend reading it without prior knowledge of Dutch history. Although I don't know if the English version gives more background information.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on February 07, 2017, 08:43:14 AM
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 35%
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- 25%

I've given up on Essentialism. How does that 'count' for the 50 books?
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on February 07, 2017, 08:47:02 AM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
12) 17/01/17 - Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward): memoir of a black woman growing up impoverished in rural Mississippi, focusing specifically on the many black men she knew (including her brother) who died young due to drugs or accidents.  It's hard for me to explain why, but I came away from this book feeling annoyed with the author (who also had a drug problem with alcohol), not sympathetic.
13) 17/01/21 - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (Kelli Estes): loosely historical mystery novel based on history of Chinese immigration to and expulsion from Washington Territory (later Washington State).  Initially slow going and took time to get into, but worth the effort.
14) 17/01/28 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Fannie Flagg): this is actually a re-read, but just as good the second time as the first.  By the same author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes," with similar style and theme (older woman telling her life story to a middle-aged present-day woman trying to find herself)
15) 17/01/29 - Hillbilly Elegy (JD Vance): family memoir of a KY "hillbilly" and how he ended up successfully graduating from Yale Law School.  I read this at the rec of several people on this site who were wanting to use it to try to understand why so many people voted for Trump.  Not sure it provides much in the way of help along those lines, but it was an interesting book nonetheless, and well written.
16) 17/02/07 - Bait and Switch (Barbara Ehrenreich): this is the sequel to "Nickel and Dimed," her book about blue collar workers.  B&S describes the trials and travails of laid-off white collar workers.  The author is really pretty hilarious, but I think this book could have been so much more if she had questioned the premise of whether entering the white collar corporate world was worthwhile in the first place (she doesn't).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on February 07, 2017, 12:54:01 PM
This is a great idea! I know I definitely want to read more than last year.

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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Dave1442397 on February 07, 2017, 06:22:15 PM
I read book # 50 today.

It's the first time I've ever kept a record of books I've read. I'm sure I won't be reading quite as much once the weather improves and I'm out on the bike more, but I'm looking forward to seeing the total for the year.

1   01/01/17   Garton, Ray   Bestial
2   01/02/17   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
3   01/02/17   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
4   01/03/17   Hagberg, David   End Game
5   01/03/17   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
6   01/04/17   Garfield, Brian   Tripwire
7   01/06/17   Hunter, Stephen   I, Ripper
8   01/06/17   Chizmar, Richard   Darkness Whispers
9   01/07/17   Crumley, James   Dancing Bear
10   01/08/17   Rollins, James   War Hawk
11   01/10/17   Garfield, Brian   The Last Hard Men
12   01/10/17   Miller, Rex   Iceman
13   01/11/17   Wendig, Chuck   Zeroes
14   01/11/17   Wohlsdorf, Gina   Security
15   01/12/17   Abel, James   Cold Silence
16   01/14/17   Morris, Keith Lee   Travelers Rest
17   01/15/17   Burke, James Lee   The Jealous Kind
18   01/16/17   Cutter, Nick   Little Heaven
19   01/16/17   Hamilton, Steve   A Stolen Season
20   01/17/17   McDermott, Alan   Trojan
21   01/18/17   Deaver, Jeffery   The Steel Kiss
22   01/19/17   Hurwitz, Gregg   The Nowhere Man
23   01/20/17   Stewart, Chris   Driving over Lemons
24   01/21/17   Dazieri, Sandrone   Kill the Father
25   01/22/17   Garton, Ray   Lot Lizards
26   01/22/17   Moore, Jonathan   The Dark Room
27   01/23/17   Sturgeon, Theodore   I, Libertine
28   01/24/17   Kraus, Daniel   The Monster Variations
29   01/25/17   Abrahams, Tom   Spaceman
30   01/25/17   Carpenter, Stephen   Killer
31   01/26/17   Carr, Caleb   Surrender, New York
32   01/27/17   Reardon, Scott   The Prometheus Man
33   01/28/17   Hilleman, Andrew   World, Chase me Down
34   01/29/17   Whitehead, Colson   The Underground Railroad
35   01/29/17   Dorsey, Tim   Clownfish Blues
36   01/30/17   O'Brien, Tim   The Things They Carried
37   01/30/17   Gorman, Ed   Sleeping Dogs
38   01/31/17   Gorman, Ed   The Day the Music Died
39   02/01/17   Seeley, Nick   Cambodia Noir
40   02/01/17   Freed, David   Hot Start
41   02/01/17   Farnsworth, Christopher   KILLFILE
42   02/02/17   Van Lustbader, Eric   Any Minute Now
43   02/03/17   Deady, Tom   Haven
44   02/03/17   Lida, David   One Life
45   02/04/17   Ho-Kei, Chan   The Borrowed
46   02/05/17   Zander, Joakim   The Believer
47   02/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
48   02/06/17   Garton, Ray   Night Life
49   02/07/17   Hawker, LS   End of the Road
50   02/07/17   Barton, Fiona   The Widow


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Adventine on February 07, 2017, 06:34:10 PM
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- 1/5/17
2. Essentialism- 35%
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- 25%

I've given up on Essentialism. How does that 'count' for the 50 books?

We're making up the rules as we go along, but personally, I don't count unfinished books towards my total :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mr.BondsBeard on February 08, 2017, 02:52:48 AM
A little late to the party but here we go.

1. Ons stipje op de weaerldkaart by Piet de Rooy
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

3. A history of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani (reading)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SquashingDebt on February 08, 2017, 05:33:19 AM

1. Tricky Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich
2. The Magician's Elephant - Kate DiCamillo
3. Wife for Hire - Janet Evanovich
4. The Simple Path to Wealth - J. L. Collins
5. Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas


6. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes - Diane Chamberlain

Currently reading:  Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas


Had a little bit of a relapse to excessive web browsing and not enough reading, but working to get back on track this week!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on February 08, 2017, 11:33:47 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- 1%
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Toffeemama on February 08, 2017, 02:08:20 PM
1)The Hostile Hospital(read-aloud) - by Lemony Snicket
2)The Manchurian Candidate - by Richard Condon
3)Maus - by Art Spiegelman
4)The Heart Goes Last - by Margaret Atwood

5)Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior - by Leonard Mlodinov
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Adventine on February 09, 2017, 06:40:51 AM
New year, new challenge :) Come and join us!

1. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
2. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

3. Mindset: the New Psychology of Success (10%) by Carol S. Dweck
4. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World   by Harry Browne (yes, I reread it!)
5. Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story   by M. Night Shyamalan
6. The View from Saturday   by E.L. Konigsburg
7. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple

8.   It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden
9.   Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide (Dictionary Phrasebook) edited by Lexus
10.   Places I Never Meant to Be (short stories) (50%) Edited by Judy Blume
11.   Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School by Andrew Hallam
12.   The Island of Doctor Moreau (10%) by H.G. Wells
13.   Captives of the Flame (10%) by Samuel R. Delany
14.   Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (10%) by Jules Verne
15.   Where Should You Invest? Answering the Biggest Questions in Personal Finance by Marvin Germo
16.   The 5 Minute Investor (50%) by Michael Craig
17.   How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life  by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton
18.   Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
19.   Dewey: the Small by Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (ongoing) by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on February 09, 2017, 06:59:26 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg

Currently reading Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on February 09, 2017, 08:57:03 AM
ENG

The last two are life-changing books for sure. Enough have been said about them around here and I recommend both.

FR*
* English title (if applicable) in italics
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: StarBright on February 09, 2017, 09:37:17 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)

God I used to love Christopher Pike books. I bought every single neon colored copy as they came out every six months! I also think "until the end" used to be called "The Final Friends Trilogy." If you are going on a Pike binge I totally recommend "Remember Me" (burt not its sequels) and "Whisper of Death."
Yes, I loved as a kid as well! Have been rereading some, as well as others I hadn't. Really enjoying doing this.
I read the 2 you mentioned- actually were my favorites! Have reread both many times.
Is there another author you find comparable?

Lois Duncan in general and "Down a Dark Hall" in particular.
I really enjoyed Down a Dark Hall, thanks for the recommendation. Just beginning Stranger With My Face.

Yay! so glad you enjoyed it. They are making a movie of it and I have high hopes (I think Uma Thurman is playing Madame) and I think the book will translate quite well to the screen.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: StarBright on February 09, 2017, 09:41:35 AM
I'm in again this year. I'll do the popsugar book challenge as my reading list because it really helped me get out of a genre rut last year.
http://www.popsugar.com/love/Reading-Challenge-2017-42561300

1. A book about an interesting woman: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. Fiction about Martha and Sarah Carrier from the Salem Witch Trials.[/li][/list]
2. A book recommended by a librarian: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
3. A book that has been on my TBR for a long time: Dune by Frank Herbert


4. A book of letters: The Whalestoe Letters by Mark Z. Danielewski  (this is more of an addendum novella to another, much longer, novel, House of Leaves - but I was tired of waiting for the other book to come from library loan)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SquashingDebt on February 09, 2017, 10:14:13 AM

4. A book of letters: The Whalestoe Letters by Mark Z. Danielewski  (this is more of an addendum novella to another, much longer, novel, House of Leaves - but I was tired of waiting for the other book to come from library loan)

Have you read House of Leaves?  I've started it about 3 times but never quite got into it. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: StarBright on February 09, 2017, 11:06:56 AM

4. A book of letters: The Whalestoe Letters by Mark Z. Danielewski  (this is more of an addendum novella to another, much longer, novel, House of Leaves - but I was tired of waiting for the other book to come from library loan)

Have you read House of Leaves?  I've started it about 3 times but never quite got into it.

I did! It gave me major nightmares. And also my wrists ended up aching from holding the book funny all of the time to read it :) Additionally, I have the color edition and I always call it " Blue House of Leaves" before checking myself - I just find it really interesting that my mind inserts the color as a word.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SquashingDebt on February 09, 2017, 11:43:57 AM

4. A book of letters: The Whalestoe Letters by Mark Z. Danielewski  (this is more of an addendum novella to another, much longer, novel, House of Leaves - but I was tired of waiting for the other book to come from library loan)

Have you read House of Leaves?  I've started it about 3 times but never quite got into it.

I did! It gave me major nightmares. And also my wrists ended up aching from holding the book funny all of the time to read it :) Additionally, I have the color edition and I always call it " Blue House of Leaves" before checking myself - I just find it really interesting that my mind inserts the color as a word.

Hmm... I'm not sure "major nightmares" is what I'm going for with my reading :)  Might switch that one over to the donate pile.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on February 09, 2017, 02:31:20 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 Flemming

5. The Whistler by John Grisham
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on February 09, 2017, 07:50:53 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on February 09, 2017, 07:54:20 PM
7. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez (& Monique Tilford)

How annoying that I can't find this in my local library network... Any other Aussies ever borrow it? A inter-library loan is $4, otherwise I might just have to buy it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on February 10, 2017, 02:57:33 AM
7. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez (& Monique Tilford)

How annoying that I can't find this in my local library network... Any other Aussies ever borrow it? A inter-library loan is $4, otherwise I might just have to buy it.

Couldn't find it at a library either. I waited for almost a year and then finally ordered it last week. I don't regret as I'd love to go back chapter by chapter, reread and do all the steps.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 10, 2017, 03:47:43 AM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory (average)
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory (blergh)
4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (ongoing...)
5. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher (awesome)
6. Cold Days by Jim Butcher (enjoyable)

7. Skin Game by Jim Butcher (currently reading)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Adventine on February 10, 2017, 04:43:16 AM
7. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez (& Monique Tilford)

How annoying that I can't find this in my local library network... Any other Aussies ever borrow it? A inter-library loan is $4, otherwise I might just have to buy it.

Couldn't find it at a library either. I waited for almost a year and then finally ordered it last week. I don't regret as I'd love to go back chapter by chapter, reread and do all the steps.

I can't find it in my local libraries, either! And I'm not yet at the point where I want to spend the money to order a copy from Amazon.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tightwaddy on February 10, 2017, 09:04:16 AM
Decided to do the PopSugar 2017 Challenge (StarBright posted the link above).

1. A book with a subtitle: Waiting:  The True Confessions of a Waitress (Debra Ginsberg)
2. A book that's more than 800 pages: A Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
3. The first book in a series you haven't read before: A Darker Shade of Magic (Victoria Schwab)


Clearly still a long way to go!  (But DWD was 1040 pages ... have a 90-pager coming up!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on February 10, 2017, 03:50:36 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)

God I used to love Christopher Pike books. I bought every single neon colored copy as they came out every six months! I also think "until the end" used to be called "The Final Friends Trilogy." If you are going on a Pike binge I totally recommend "Remember Me" (burt not its sequels) and "Whisper of Death."
Yes, I loved as a kid as well! Have been rereading some, as well as others I hadn't. Really enjoying doing this.
I read the 2 you mentioned- actually were my favorites! Have reread both many times.
Is there another author you find comparable?

Lois Duncan in general and "Down a Dark Hall" in particular.
I really enjoyed Down a Dark Hall, thanks for the recommendation. Just beginning Stranger With My Face.

Yay! so glad you enjoyed it. They are making a movie of it and I have high hopes (I think Uma Thurman is playing Madame) and I think the book will translate quite well to the screen.
A movie, how cool :)
I really enjoyed Stranger With My Face as well. Lois Duncan's writing does in fact remind me of Christopher Pike's. Thanks again for the recommendation.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tightwaddy on February 11, 2017, 01:08:01 PM
Decided to do the PopSugar 2017 Challenge (StarBright posted the link above).
1. A book with a subtitle: Waiting:  The True Confessions of a Waitress (Debra Ginsberg)
2. A book that's more than 800 pages: A Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
3. The first book in a series you haven't read before: A Darker Shade of Magic (Victoria Schwab)
4. A book with an unreliable narrator: The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)

Read the entire book today--not particularly productive but beats wasted internet rambling.  A gripping book--reminded me of Gone Girl (another with an unreliable narrator).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SquashingDebt on February 11, 2017, 01:15:35 PM

1. Tricky Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich
2. The Magician's Elephant - Kate DiCamillo
3. Wife for Hire - Janet Evanovich
4. The Simple Path to Wealth - J. L. Collins
5. Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas
6. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes - Diane Chamberlain


7. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

I browsed my shelves and ended up with a pile on my coffee table to attack next:

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (re-read the first three books in the series, now have #4 and #5 waiting)
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
When Everything Changed - the Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins (this seemed like a fitting book for our current political climate)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

We're getting a ton of snow here this week, and might even have to stay home from work on Monday, so I should have plenty of reading time!


In other exciting news, Goodreads.com has added a re-reading tracking feature, which I've wanted ever since I joined the site!  Now when I re-read books (which is a lot), they'll count towards my yearly reading goal on there.  It'll also be fun to have a record of how many times I re-read certain books.  I wish I knew how many times I've already re-read some of my favorites - maybe 15 or 20?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tortoiseshell on February 11, 2017, 06:58:30 PM
1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7)
2. The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New by Peter Watson (started in 2016, finished 1/14)
3. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler (1/18)
4. The New Radicalism in America 1889-1963: The Intellectual as a Social Type by Christopher Lasch (1/27)
5. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (2/4)
6. The Collapse of Complex Societies by Joseph A. Tainter (2/11)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on February 11, 2017, 07:47:49 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 , Robert Louis (audiobook)


Listening to audio books while painting all the rooms in my house is going to help both my book count for the year, and the amount of time I can standing painting. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on February 12, 2017, 07:38:53 AM
So far for 2017:

(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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on February 12, 2017, 08:16:36 AM
11.  Dorothy Gilman, Incident at Badamya
12.  Robert Asprin with Peter J. Heck, A Phule and His Money
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on February 12, 2017, 11:50:05 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on February 12, 2017, 04:52:07 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Currently reading Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on February 12, 2017, 07:03:11 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card4
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
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Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on February 12, 2017, 09:13:17 PM
13.  Yusuf Atilgan, Motherland Hotel
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Toffeemama on February 13, 2017, 02:50:55 PM
1)The Hostile Hospital(read-aloud) - by Lemony Snicket
2)The Manchurian Candidate - by Richard Condon
3)Maus - by Art Spiegelman
4)The Heart Goes Last - by Margaret Atwood
5)Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior - by Leonard Mlodinov

6)Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile - by Bill Willingham(writer)
7)Fables, Volume 2: Animal Farm - by Bill Willingham(writer)
8)Night - by Elie Wiesel

I feel like such a reading lightweight compared to most of you!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on February 13, 2017, 08:35:36 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on February 14, 2017, 06:18:41 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner
6. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
9. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
10. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Finally finished the main books of the Sookie Stackhouse series (some of you might know it as True Blood). I'm finishing off the short stories, probably tonight, and then I will be done with that series. Really enjoyed them!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: WinterSkies on February 14, 2017, 01:32:31 PM
Late to the game, but I'm in!  It's tough with two young kids, but I really need to get back to spending some time on myself again.

1. The Martian by Andy Weir
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on February 15, 2017, 06:12:30 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)

Currently reading Can't Wait to Get to Heaven (Elmwood Springs #3) by Fannie Flagg
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on February 16, 2017, 09:20:06 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on February 16, 2017, 06:25:05 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on February 17, 2017, 06:32:24 PM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
12) 17/01/17 - Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward): memoir of a black woman growing up impoverished in rural Mississippi, focusing specifically on the many black men she knew (including her brother) who died young due to drugs or accidents.  It's hard for me to explain why, but I came away from this book feeling annoyed with the author (who also had a drug problem with alcohol), not sympathetic.
13) 17/01/21 - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (Kelli Estes): loosely historical mystery novel based on history of Chinese immigration to and expulsion from Washington Territory (later Washington State).  Initially slow going and took time to get into, but worth the effort.
14) 17/01/28 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Fannie Flagg): this is actually a re-read, but just as good the second time as the first.  By the same author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes," with similar style and theme (older woman telling her life story to a middle-aged present-day woman trying to find herself)
15) 17/01/29 - Hillbilly Elegy (JD Vance): family memoir of a KY "hillbilly" and how he ended up successfully graduating from Yale Law School.  I read this at the rec of several people on this site who were wanting to use it to try to understand why so many people voted for Trump.  Not sure it provides much in the way of help along those lines, but it was an interesting book nonetheless, and well written.
16) 17/02/07 - Bait and Switch (Barbara Ehrenreich): this is the sequel to "Nickel and Dimed," her book about blue collar workers.  B&S describes the trials and travails of laid-off white collar workers.  The author is really pretty hilarious, but I think this book could have been so much more if she had questioned the premise of whether entering the white collar corporate world was worthwhile in the first place (she doesn't).
17) 17/02/17 - America: Imagine A World Without Her (Dinesh D'Souza): book based on his documentary of the same name (or maybe the book came first?  I'm not sure.)  Offers a counter to the prevailing progressive view of the US as a colonial power that "steals" from the little guys and gals.  He's a little too rah rah pro Christianity, but otherwise I liked the book.
18) 17/02/17 - Night of the Animals (Bill Broun): ok, I really like sci fi and fantasy, but this was a totally out there, cultist dystopian future novel mainly told from the perspective of an unreliable nonagenarian drug addict narrator.  I'm still not sure if I liked it.  It was just....weird.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: calimom on February 18, 2017, 03:15:32 PM
I'm in! Started in 2016, but just finished:

1) The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

2) The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble

3) The Nix by Nathan Hill ~ fantastic!

4) Passage to India by E.M. Forster (book group)

5) The LIght of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: calimom on February 18, 2017, 03:18:55 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)

I read "The Bookseller" last year - and thought it was very interesting too!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: StarBright on February 18, 2017, 04:40:31 PM

 I'm in again this year. I'll do the popsugar book challenge as my reading list because it really helped me get out of a genre rut last year.
http://www.popsugar.com/love/Reading-Challenge-2017-42561300

1. A book about an interesting woman: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. Fiction about Martha and Sarah Carrier from the Salem Witch Trials.[/li][/list]
2. A book recommended by a librarian: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
3. A book that has been on my TBR for a long time: Dune by Frank Herbert
4. A book of letters: The Whalestoe Letters by Mark Z. Danielewski  (this is more of an addendum novella to another, much longer, novel, House of Leaves - but I was tired of waiting for the other book to come from library loan)

5. The first book in a series you've never read before: Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on February 19, 2017, 02:14:31 AM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)

Next up is George Orwell: The Observer Years. I'm sure I'll find we have learnt nothing from the past... I've also got Superfreakonomics that DH had from the library.

5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17) V interesting, especially the section on climate change interventions as alternatives to trying to change peoples' behaviour. Pumping sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere could save us from ourselves and it's cheaper too. I also found the section on prostitutes interesting, it reminded me of The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl, which is an eye-opening & fun read!

I've put George Orwell aside as it's hard going and picked up The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene about a policeman in a British Colony in West Africa during wartime. I made the mistake of reading the introduction first - it gave a way the ending and all major plot points and annoyed me no end. These literary types must forget some of us are picking the book up for the first time.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on February 19, 2017, 09:46:59 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)

I read "The Bookseller" last year - and thought it was very interesting too!
Somehow I missed the book was supposed to take place in the 60's, until the first reference to a date. Definitely has a timeless quality- absolutely could have been current.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: calimom on February 19, 2017, 01:46:33 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)

I read "The Bookseller" last year - and thought it was very interesting too!
Somehow I missed the book was supposed to take place in the 60's, until the first reference to a date. Definitely has a timeless quality- absolutely could have been current.

It would make for a good movie, I think!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: akzidenz on February 19, 2017, 01:55:57 PM
I've been reading more—partly as an inexpensive/free way to occupy myself during weekends (I tend to eat out/shop otherwise!). Here's where I am so far!

Read so far:
Currently reading:
50 books is feeling decently attainable…
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: A&R on February 20, 2017, 09:53:43 AM
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kaleidoscopicalkris on February 20, 2017, 10:01:41 AM
1. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin (done!)
2. Temple Grandin by Annette Wood (done!)
3. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (done!)
4. The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek (done!)
5. The Glass Universe by Dava Soble (27%)
6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (17%)

I had a few false starts with books that just weren't my style, so I quit on them. Giving myself permission to not finish books I don't like was a huge step forward for me in reclaiming my time.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on February 20, 2017, 04:04:54 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on February 20, 2017, 11:29:10 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on February 21, 2017, 12:10:28 AM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory (average)
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory (blergh)
4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (blergh)
5. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher (awesome)
6. Cold Days by Jim Butcher (enjoyable)
7. Skin Game by Jim Butcher (currently reading)

8. Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher.

I'm reading this to see if I can force myself to enjoy the Codex Alera, but honestly, after Furies of Calderon I'm not convinced.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on February 21, 2017, 06:30:40 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)

Currently reading The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. Stopped by my local 2nd and Charles to sell some books this weekend and hit the JACKPOT on the free book bin outside. Several books I've been looking for for a long time, including The Red Tent, The Kite Runner, and Watchmen.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: A&R on February 21, 2017, 01:24:14 PM
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: MgoSam on February 22, 2017, 01:41:11 PM
I'm in!

1. The Box by Marc Levinson- 1/15/17
2. The Theft by Swords by Michael J Sullivan- 1/19/17
3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell- 1/25/17
4. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson- 1/25/17

5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed- 1/27/17
6. Means of Ascent by Robert Caro- 2-8-17
7. Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes- 2-10-17
8. Everybody Behaves Badly- 2/12/17
9. A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan- 2/16/17
10. Linchpin by Seth Godin- 2/16/17
11. No Man's Land by Aasif Mandvi- I think 2/17/17?
12. Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on February 22, 2017, 03:13:51 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on February 22, 2017, 07:43:19 PM

So far for 2017:

(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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: jengod on February 22, 2017, 09:30:38 PM
Finished Kitchen Counter Cooking School (an excellent Mustachian rec) and Rachel Cruze's Love Your Life Not Theirs.


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Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: rachellynn99 on February 23, 2017, 11:00:06 AM
#5: Spark Joy- Marie Kondo
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: rachellynn99 on February 23, 2017, 11:01:46 AM
I'm in too, I've been tracking on Goodreads.com but can track here also.
1. Trading Christmas- Debbie Macomber
2. The Forgetful Bride- Debbie Macomber
3. Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes- Joanne DeMaio
4. Calico Joe- John Grisham
5. Spark Joy- Marie Kondo
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: A&R on February 23, 2017, 11:52:08 AM
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: StarBright on February 23, 2017, 10:08:42 PM

 I'm in again this year. I'll do the popsugar book challenge as my reading list because it really helped me get out of a genre rut last year.
http://www.popsugar.com/love/Reading-Challenge-2017-42561300

1. A book about an interesting woman: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. Fiction about Martha and Sarah Carrier from the Salem Witch Trials.[/li][/list]
2. A book recommended by a librarian: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
3. A book that has been on my TBR for a long time: Dune by Frank Herbert
4. A book of letters: The Whalestoe Letters by Mark Z. Danielewski  (this is more of an addendum novella to another, much longer, novel, House of Leaves - but I was tired of waiting for the other book to come from library loan)
5. The first book in a series you've never read before: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

6. A book with a cat on the cover: Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honor by Simon Brett (cute British who-done-it)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kaleidoscopicalkris on February 24, 2017, 07:07:40 AM
1. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin (done!)
2. Temple Grandin by Annette Wood (done!)
3. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson (done!)
4. The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek (done!)
5. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*** by the Sarah Knight (done!)
5. The Glass Universe by Dava Soble (44%)
6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (17%)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: A&R on February 24, 2017, 08:51:43 AM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed

SAfAmBrit - What did you think of Ender's Game?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: wintertell on February 24, 2017, 11:06:47 AM
1. Lynette Eason - Don't Look Back - 1/20
2. Lynette Eason - Too Close to Home - 1/20
3. Lynette Eason - Protecting Her Daughter - 1/20
4. Lynette Eason - Rodeo Rescuer - 1/19
5. Lynette Eason - The Lawman Returns - 1/18
6. Lynette Eason - Classified Christmas - 1/12
7. Lynette Eason - Lethal Homecoming  - 1/12

8. The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley - Audio Book - 2/15 - Re-read
9. Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley - 35% - Audio Book - Re-read
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on February 24, 2017, 06:14:10 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)

In progress still: George Orwell: The Observer Years.

I need to pick a light hearted novel next because The Heart of the Matter was a pretty dark read. Not only does the author allow you to feel the draining conditions in the tropics (heat, humidity, biting insects, decay) he also throws in a whole heap of religious guilt, death and misery. Fun!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on February 25, 2017, 07:54:43 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
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on February 25, 2017, 02:43:39 PM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
12) 17/01/17 - Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward): memoir of a black woman growing up impoverished in rural Mississippi, focusing specifically on the many black men she knew (including her brother) who died young due to drugs or accidents.  It's hard for me to explain why, but I came away from this book feeling annoyed with the author (who also had a drug problem with alcohol), not sympathetic.
13) 17/01/21 - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (Kelli Estes): loosely historical mystery novel based on history of Chinese immigration to and expulsion from Washington Territory (later Washington State).  Initially slow going and took time to get into, but worth the effort.
14) 17/01/28 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Fannie Flagg): this is actually a re-read, but just as good the second time as the first.  By the same author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes," with similar style and theme (older woman telling her life story to a middle-aged present-day woman trying to find herself)
15) 17/01/29 - Hillbilly Elegy (JD Vance): family memoir of a KY "hillbilly" and how he ended up successfully graduating from Yale Law School.  I read this at the rec of several people on this site who were wanting to use it to try to understand why so many people voted for Trump.  Not sure it provides much in the way of help along those lines, but it was an interesting book nonetheless, and well written.
16) 17/02/07 - Bait and Switch (Barbara Ehrenreich): this is the sequel to "Nickel and Dimed," her book about blue collar workers.  B&S describes the trials and travails of laid-off white collar workers.  The author is really pretty hilarious, but I think this book could have been so much more if she had questioned the premise of whether entering the white collar corporate world was worthwhile in the first place (she doesn't).
17) 17/02/17 - America: Imagine A World Without Her (Dinesh D'Souza): book based on his documentary of the same name (or maybe the book came first?  I'm not sure.)  Offers a counter to the prevailing progressive view of the US as a colonial power that "steals" from the little guys and gals.  He's a little too rah rah pro Christianity, but otherwise I liked the book.
18) 17/02/17 - Night of the Animals (Bill Broun): ok, I really like sci fi and fantasy, but this was a totally out there, cultist dystopian future novel mainly told from the perspective of an unreliable nonagenarian drug addict narrator.  I'm still not sure if I liked it.  It was just....weird.
19) 17/02/25 - Calling Me Home (Julie Kibler): novel about a white girl and a black boy who fall in love in 1930s Kentucky with predictably bad results, alternating with a modern day story about the developing friendship between the same (now elderly) white woman and a young black woman.  Very sad book and a bit cliche at times, but overall a good read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on February 25, 2017, 05:33:43 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)

Currently reading The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman. Loved The Golden Compass! Really a great book.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HattyT on February 25, 2017, 08:12:48 PM
I'm in!

2/22         Here comes the sun, novel Nicole Dennis benn  (didn't finish)
2/13         The Underground Railroad / Colson Whitehead
2/9         Will I Ever be Good Enough, Karyl McBride
2/5         Freedom over me   
2/2         Patience, Daniel Clowes
1/28      Spill Simmer falter wither
1/17      Addlands, (didn't finish)
1/15      Thomas Jefferson dreams of Sally Hemings  (read 3/4)
1/5        Hidden Figures
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on February 25, 2017, 08:56:13 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on February 26, 2017, 09:34:55 AM
14.  Jayne Ann Krentz, When All the Girls Have Gone
15.  Mark Pryor, The Bookseller
16.  Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor, Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on February 27, 2017, 06:39:07 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on February 27, 2017, 08:56:17 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, Robert Louis (audiobook)
11. Vagabonding - An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel By Potts, Rolf
12. The Kingdom of Gods By Jemisin, N. K.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on February 28, 2017, 07:35:36 AM
ENG
This last book (Beloved), I couldn't bring myself to finish it. The story is just too dark and I did not like the writing, I also do not believe on ghost and don't like stories about hunted houses so I just returned it to the library.

FR*
* English title (if applicable) in italics
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: A&R on February 28, 2017, 08:34:05 AM
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on February 28, 2017, 09:41:43 AM
I finished #10 while we were on a ski trip last week:
10. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Working on Midnight's Children now, then hopefully I can finish out the Mazerunner books if Fever Code ever comes available at the library. We are going to Rome in April so my reading time has been displaced by attempting to learn basic Italian.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on February 28, 2017, 06:33:04 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: akzidenz on February 28, 2017, 11:30:48 PM
I know it's mega popular right now, but I'm impressed that we have three!! people on this page alone who read Spark Joy. I finished it about two weeks ago as well. I definitely think there's an aspect of caring for the possessions you own, cherishing/recognizing their importance in your life (and how useful they are to you!) that fits in well with a frugal mindset.

One tip I found very quirky but endearing—she suggests putting small trinkets and charming little objects you've saved up over the years and hiding them in small storage corners, like inside a drawer of clothes, so they can give you joy in these secret places when you open them. As someone who delights in saving particularly beautiful tins of tea or cookies or whatnot, it's nice to find a whimsical "utility" to them in my life.
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: trashmanz on February 28, 2017, 11:55:43 PM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

Love your summaries/reviews, and also I think we have similar reading tastes ( I didn't much care for the Alchemist and felt the same about Hillbilly Elegy), looking to follow your list going forward.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on March 01, 2017, 12:18:01 PM
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- 15%
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: MgoSam on March 01, 2017, 01:48:13 PM


1. The Box by Marc Levinson- 1/15/17
2. The Theft by Swords by Michael J Sullivan- 1/19/17
3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell- 1/25/17
4. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson- 1/25/17
5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed- 1/27/17
6. Means of Ascent by Robert Caro- 2-8-17
7. Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes- 2-10-17
8. Everybody Behaves Badly- 2/12/17
9. A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan- 2/16/17
10. Linchpin by Seth Godin- 2/16/17
11. No Man's Land by Aasif Mandvi- I think 2/17/17?
12. Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg

13. Night Bird by Freeman -2/23/17
14. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly- 2/25/17
15. Gunmetal Gray by Mark Grealey- 2/28/17
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on March 01, 2017, 04:53:03 PM
So far for 2017:

(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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on March 02, 2017, 06:37:32 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: jedsbud on March 03, 2017, 06:24:08 AM

1   The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life    Collins, J.L.   1/2/2017
2   Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots    Fisher, David   1/4/2017
3   I Am Legend    Matheson, Richard   1/9/2017
4   But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past    Klosterman, Chuck   1/10/2017
5   Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging    Sebastian Junger *   1/11/2017
6   Before the Fall    Hawley, Noah *   1/18/2017
7   White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America    Isenberg, Nancy   1/26/2017
8   Dark Matter    Crouch, Blake *   1/31/2017
9   Seveneves   Stephenson, Neal   25%
10   Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right   Mayer, Jane   25%

Ahead of schedule for January.

9   Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right   Mayer, Jane   2/9/2017
10   The Rise and Fall of Nations   Sharma, Ruchir   2/18/2017
11   Stop Acting Rich…and Start Living Like a Real Millionaire   Stanely, Thomas J   2/23/2017
12   Seveneves   Stephenson, Neal   2/25/2017
13   The Woman in Cabin 10   Ware, Ruth   2/28/2017
14   The Fifth Season   Jemisin, N. K.   25%
15   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban   Rowling, J. K.   25%

5 books ahead of schedule, but slowed in February. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on March 03, 2017, 06:50:00 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on March 03, 2017, 08:00:02 AM
This is a great idea! I know I definitely want to read more than last year.

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

Oy. It's been a long time since I've updated. I was stuck on The Gene for a while, but then my Kindle loan expired & I made the mistake of turning Wifi on. I'll have to check it out again.

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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on March 03, 2017, 08:05:14 AM
I know it's mega popular right now, but I'm impressed that we have three!! people on this page alone who read Spark Joy. I finished it about two weeks ago as well. I definitely think there's an aspect of caring for the possessions you own, cherishing/recognizing their importance in your life (and how useful they are to you!) that fits in well with a frugal mindset.

One tip I found very quirky but endearing—she suggests putting small trinkets and charming little objects you've saved up over the years and hiding them in small storage corners, like inside a drawer of clothes, so they can give you joy in these secret places when you open them. As someone who delights in saving particularly beautiful tins of tea or cookies or whatnot, it's nice to find a whimsical "utility" to them in my life.

That...actually sounds like a great use for trinkets! I have a bunch that I can never figure out what to do with. I read Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and felt like it could have been 2/3 shorter so I have no desire to read the sequel; but I may now be motivated to go find a summary online ;)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on March 03, 2017, 12:40:46 PM
Just figured I'd throw it out for anyone who's interested that there is currently a Groupon deal for 60 days of Kindle Unlimited for free. I don't have a Kindle, but I have the app on my phone. I "purchased" the Groupon and then put the voucher code into Amazon and "bought" Kindle Unlimited for free. It does require your credit card, so make sure you write down the last free date for your Unlimited subscription so you don't get charged the $9.99/mo. I've already downloaded several books to read, though one of my coworkers did tell me that you don't get to keep the downloaded books once your subscription expires.

For anyone who enjoys audiobooks, Amazon Prime now has a partnership with Audible offering some free "channels" (similar to podcasts) and a number of free audiobooks as well. I may be behind the curve on knowing about that one but I was excited to discover that today.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SquashingDebt on March 03, 2017, 12:49:30 PM

1. Tricky Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich
2. The Magician's Elephant - Kate DiCamillo
3. Wife for Hire - Janet Evanovich
4. The Simple Path to Wealth - J. L. Collins
5. Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas
6. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes - Diane Chamberlain
7. Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas


8. Queen of Shadows - Sarah J. Maas

Currently reading:

Bait and Switch - Barbara Ehrenreich (audiobook)
The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
When Everything Changed:  the Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present - Gail Collins
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: jengod on March 03, 2017, 02:44:45 PM
Love Your Life Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze & Retire Inspired by Chris Hogan --> MEH to both, although Hogan is a much better writer of the two.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on March 04, 2017, 07:32:40 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
15. More Than Her by Jay McLean (More Than #2)
16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on March 04, 2017, 08:36:30 PM
17.  Vannetta Chapman, The Christmas Quilt
18.  Lisa Genova, Still Alice
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on March 05, 2017, 12:04:34 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on March 06, 2017, 05:29:36 AM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory (average)
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory (blergh)
4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (blergh)
5. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher (awesome)
6. Cold Days by Jim Butcher (enjoyable)
7. Skin Game by Jim Butcher (enjoyable)
8. Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher (enjoyable)

9. Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on March 06, 2017, 07:08:00 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on March 07, 2017, 09:28:04 AM
11. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on March 08, 2017, 01:51:42 PM
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- 0%
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on March 08, 2017, 07:41:09 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)

God I used to love Christopher Pike books. I bought every single neon colored copy as they came out every six months! I also think "until the end" used to be called "The Final Friends Trilogy." If you are going on a Pike binge I totally recommend "Remember Me" (burt not its sequels) and "Whisper of Death."
Yes, I loved as a kid as well! Have been rereading some, as well as others I hadn't. Really enjoying doing this.
I read the 2 you mentioned- actually were my favorites! Have reread both many times.
Is there another author you find comparable?

Lois Duncan in general and "Down a Dark Hall" in particular.
Thanks again for the recommendation,  I am really enjoying reading her work. I read Down a Dark Hall, Stranger With My Face,  and Locked in Time. I will begin I Know What You Did Last Summer next. Locked in Time was excellent I thought.
Lois Duncan's books are in a way better written I think,  less cheesy, less plot holes...
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on March 09, 2017, 11:31:51 AM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
12) 17/01/17 - Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward): memoir of a black woman growing up impoverished in rural Mississippi, focusing specifically on the many black men she knew (including her brother) who died young due to drugs or accidents.  It's hard for me to explain why, but I came away from this book feeling annoyed with the author (who also had a drug problem with alcohol), not sympathetic.
13) 17/01/21 - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (Kelli Estes): loosely historical mystery novel based on history of Chinese immigration to and expulsion from Washington Territory (later Washington State).  Initially slow going and took time to get into, but worth the effort.
14) 17/01/28 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Fannie Flagg): this is actually a re-read, but just as good the second time as the first.  By the same author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes," with similar style and theme (older woman telling her life story to a middle-aged present-day woman trying to find herself)
15) 17/01/29 - Hillbilly Elegy (JD Vance): family memoir of a KY "hillbilly" and how he ended up successfully graduating from Yale Law School.  I read this at the rec of several people on this site who were wanting to use it to try to understand why so many people voted for Trump.  Not sure it provides much in the way of help along those lines, but it was an interesting book nonetheless, and well written.
16) 17/02/07 - Bait and Switch (Barbara Ehrenreich): this is the sequel to "Nickel and Dimed," her book about blue collar workers.  B&S describes the trials and travails of laid-off white collar workers.  The author is really pretty hilarious, but I think this book could have been so much more if she had questioned the premise of whether entering the white collar corporate world was worthwhile in the first place (she doesn't).
17) 17/02/17 - America: Imagine A World Without Her (Dinesh D'Souza): book based on his documentary of the same name (or maybe the book came first?  I'm not sure.)  Offers a counter to the prevailing progressive view of the US as a colonial power that "steals" from the little guys and gals.  He's a little too rah rah pro Christianity, but otherwise I liked the book.
18) 17/02/17 - Night of the Animals (Bill Broun): ok, I really like sci fi and fantasy, but this was a totally out there, cultist dystopian future novel mainly told from the perspective of an unreliable nonagenarian drug addict narrator.  I'm still not sure if I liked it.  It was just....weird.
19) 17/02/25 - Calling Me Home (Julie Kibler): novel about a white girl and a black boy who fall in love in 1930s Kentucky with predictably bad results, alternating with a modern day story about the developing friendship between the same (now elderly) white woman and a young black woman.  Very sad book and a bit cliche at times, but overall a good read.
20) 17/03/09 - Striking Back (Aaron Klein): history of the Munich Olympic Massacre of Israeli athletes in 1972 and the subsequent assassination campaign of Palestinian operatives carried out by the Israeli Mossad.  The book got a bit dry and slow in places, but the descriptions of various commando actions like Operation Spring of Youth were almost like they were out of the plot of an action movie.
21) 17/03/09 - Venomous (Christie Wilcox): describes the mechanisms, evolution, research, and medical applications of various animal venoms.  The author is a venom biologist (a toxinologist).  This is a really cool and interesting book.  I checked it out from the library, but I'm actually considering buying a copy because it's one that I can see myself wanting to re-read in the future.
22) 17/03/09 - Unworking (Clark Vandeventer) - I think I heard about this book here on MMM.  The author is a proponent of lifestyle optimization (from the genre of Tim Ferris, minus the virtual assistants). This is his memoir of how he quit the rat race and took on what he calls "patchwork income" to be able to have his ideal lifestyle (mainly being a ski bum and family man) right now, rather than having to wait until he accumulated a big enough stash to retire.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on March 09, 2017, 02:01:38 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on March 09, 2017, 05:57:45 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on March 10, 2017, 01:46:59 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on March 10, 2017, 02:18:18 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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

Currently reading Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on March 10, 2017, 06:27:15 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on March 10, 2017, 11:27:13 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on March 11, 2017, 10:58:11 AM

So far for 2017:

(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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on March 12, 2017, 09:43:16 AM
19.  Amanda Quick, Otherwise Engaged
20.  David Krugler, The Dead Don't Bleed
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on March 12, 2017, 11:41:50 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on March 12, 2017, 06:31:44 PM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
12) 17/01/17 - Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward): memoir of a black woman growing up impoverished in rural Mississippi, focusing specifically on the many black men she knew (including her brother) who died young due to drugs or accidents.  It's hard for me to explain why, but I came away from this book feeling annoyed with the author (who also had a drug problem with alcohol), not sympathetic.
13) 17/01/21 - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (Kelli Estes): loosely historical mystery novel based on history of Chinese immigration to and expulsion from Washington Territory (later Washington State).  Initially slow going and took time to get into, but worth the effort.
14) 17/01/28 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Fannie Flagg): this is actually a re-read, but just as good the second time as the first.  By the same author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes," with similar style and theme (older woman telling her life story to a middle-aged present-day woman trying to find herself)
15) 17/01/29 - Hillbilly Elegy (JD Vance): family memoir of a KY "hillbilly" and how he ended up successfully graduating from Yale Law School.  I read this at the rec of several people on this site who were wanting to use it to try to understand why so many people voted for Trump.  Not sure it provides much in the way of help along those lines, but it was an interesting book nonetheless, and well written.
16) 17/02/07 - Bait and Switch (Barbara Ehrenreich): this is the sequel to "Nickel and Dimed," her book about blue collar workers.  B&S describes the trials and travails of laid-off white collar workers.  The author is really pretty hilarious, but I think this book could have been so much more if she had questioned the premise of whether entering the white collar corporate world was worthwhile in the first place (she doesn't).
17) 17/02/17 - America: Imagine A World Without Her (Dinesh D'Souza): book based on his documentary of the same name (or maybe the book came first?  I'm not sure.)  Offers a counter to the prevailing progressive view of the US as a colonial power that "steals" from the little guys and gals.  He's a little too rah rah pro Christianity, but otherwise I liked the book.
18) 17/02/17 - Night of the Animals (Bill Broun): ok, I really like sci fi and fantasy, but this was a totally out there, cultist dystopian future novel mainly told from the perspective of an unreliable nonagenarian drug addict narrator.  I'm still not sure if I liked it.  It was just....weird.
19) 17/02/25 - Calling Me Home (Julie Kibler): novel about a white girl and a black boy who fall in love in 1930s Kentucky with predictably bad results, alternating with a modern day story about the developing friendship between the same (now elderly) white woman and a young black woman.  Very sad book and a bit cliche at times, but overall a good read.
20) 17/03/09 - Striking Back (Aaron Klein): history of the Munich Olympic Massacre of Israeli athletes in 1972 and the subsequent assassination campaign of Palestinian operatives carried out by the Israeli Mossad.  The book got a bit dry and slow in places, but the descriptions of various commando actions like Operation Spring of Youth were almost like they were out of the plot of an action movie.
21) 17/03/09 - Venomous (Christie Wilcox): describes the mechanisms, evolution, research, and medical applications of various animal venoms.  The author is a venom biologist (a toxinologist).  This is a really cool and interesting book.  I checked it out from the library, but I'm actually considering buying a copy because it's one that I can see myself wanting to re-read in the future.
22) 17/03/09 - Unworking (Clark Vandeventer) - I think I heard about this book here on MMM.  The author is a proponent of lifestyle optimization (from the genre of Tim Ferris, minus the virtual assistants). This is his memoir of how he quit the rat race and took on what he calls "patchwork income" to be able to have his ideal lifestyle (mainly being a ski bum and family man) right now, rather than having to wait until he accumulated a big enough stash to retire.
23) 17/03/12 - Saving Sophie (Ronald Balson) - sequel to "Once We Were Brothers," with several of the same characters along with some new ones.  Kind of a cross between "Not Without My Daughter" and a crime intrigue worthy of John Grisham.  What can I say, except this novel was a page-turner, and even better than the first book.  Highly recommend. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on March 13, 2017, 08:59:38 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on March 13, 2017, 09:05:41 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

I'm sensing a theme to your books this year...

How did you like Margaret Atwood's books? I've only read The Handmaid's Tale, but love it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on March 13, 2017, 09:33:37 AM
Well I guess the upside to being sick is getting caught up on some reading.

12. Collapse by Jared Diamond
13. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on March 14, 2017, 12:28:00 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on March 15, 2017, 12:43:42 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on March 15, 2017, 01:36:02 PM
Ive found that Loi Duncan 'modernized' her literature a few yrs back. I didnt realize this until a novel mentioned cellphones. 
Of the 6 I've read so far, only one was the origional version,  which was notably dated (was originally written in the 70's). I loved the authenicity of the original- the other novels seemed a bit dated themselves,  if not for mention of laptops and cellphones. Disappointed by this revelation, but as a library enthusiast I take what I can get. And obviously I am still finding the books to be enjoyable enough despite this.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on March 15, 2017, 01:37:37 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on March 15, 2017, 09:58:43 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

I'm sensing a theme to your books this year...

How did you like Margaret Atwood's books? I've only read The Handmaid's Tale, but love it.

Yes, a definite theme!  I've been on a bit of a dystopian binge lately. 

I did like Margaret Atwood's other books.  I hadn't read any of her other works, so I thought I'd try them.  They are a trilogy, so once I got started, the books were good enough that I had to finish the trilogy.  You probably would like them since you liked The Handmaid's Tale.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on March 16, 2017, 08:40:14 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- 0%
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on March 16, 2017, 11:17:05 AM

Yes, a definite theme!  I've been on a bit of a dystopian binge lately. 

I did like Margaret Atwood's other books.  I hadn't read any of her other works, so I thought I'd try them.  They are a trilogy, so once I got started, the books were good enough that I had to finish the trilogy.  You probably would like them since you liked The Handmaid's Tale.

Good to know! I'm trying to read a lot of series this year so that would be perfect.

If you're on a dystopian/post-apocalyptic binge, try Wool by Hugh Howey. I just read it and could not put it down. Make sure you get the Wool omnibus if you do choose to check it out, as the book was originally published in five separate parts.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on March 16, 2017, 11:53:58 AM
14. The Fever Code by James Dashner
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on March 17, 2017, 05:13:11 AM
ENG

FR*
Lot of French novels recently. I'm about to finish the newly added books in the English section of my local library. I'll go this weekend to see what is offered in nearby libraries where I can use the same library card. Also when I start reading Danielle Steel or Nora Roberts novels, it means that I am stressed and tired and cannot bother to read detective novels or non-fiction. Probably high time for a short vacation.

* English title (if applicable) in italics
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on March 17, 2017, 05:17:29 AM
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Is this based on her TED talk? I did know that it has a book now!! How did you find it?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SingleMomDebt on March 19, 2017, 10:17:37 AM
I am on book #3: The Traveler's Wife.

#1 Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle
#2 Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

Hi Chip! I read Starry Night last Christmas and really enjoyed it! Did you know it was made into a Hallmark movie? I forget which one as I don't have the Hallmark Channel. Watching Hallmark movies and reading Christmas-themed romance novels is one of my favorite treats around Christmastime nowadays.

and I love my Hallmark movies! thx I will need to scope out and watch this movie.

#3 Stop Working . . . Start Living: How I Retired at 36 (Without Winning the Lottery) by Dianne Nahirny
#4 Getting a Life: Real Lives Transformed by Your Money or Your Life by Jacquelyn Blix & David Heitmiller (currently reading. thx to Lhamo for the mention of the book son someone's journal. it's about how people's lives adopted to YMOYL)


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on March 19, 2017, 10:31:16 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tightwaddy on March 19, 2017, 02:28:03 PM
PopSugar 2017 Challenge:.
1. A book with a subtitle: Waiting:  The True Confessions of a Waitress (Debra Ginsberg)
2. A book that's more than 800 pages: A Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
3. The first book in a series you haven't read before: A Darker Shade of Magic (Victoria Schwab)
4. A book with an unreliable narrator: The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
5. A book with an eccentric character: Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
6. A book with a cat on the cover: Dr. Sleep   (Stephen King)                                                                  
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: WinterSkies on March 20, 2017, 01:18:27 PM
Late to the game, but I'm in!  It's tough with two young kids, but I really need to get back to spending some time on myself again.

1. The Martian by Andy Weir

2. Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on March 20, 2017, 06:58:59 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on March 21, 2017, 06:28:27 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup

Been a busy week and I haven't been able to read much. Hoping to catch on some reading this weekend.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on March 23, 2017, 10:52:17 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on March 24, 2017, 10:16:36 AM
15. Hemingway Didn't Say That, by Garson O'Toole
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on March 24, 2017, 10:19:32 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SingleMomDebt on March 24, 2017, 10:24:42 AM
#1 Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle
#2 Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
#3: The Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
#3 Stop Working . . . Start Living: How I Retired at 36 (Without Winning the Lottery) by Dianne Nahirny
#4 Getting a Life: Real Lives Transformed by Your Money or Your Life by Jacquelyn Blix & David Heitmiller (currently reading. thx to Lhamo for the mention of the book son someone's journal. it's about how people's lives adopted to YMOYL)
#5 Your Money Or Your Life by Monique Tilford and Vicki Robin
#6 The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley (again - I love reading this book)

some of you are quite the voracious readers. nice.
Title: Re: 100 Books in 2017!
Post by: Libertea on March 25, 2017, 07:01:36 AM
I'm doubling the goal.  Posting books I have finished as I finish them along with a brief review/blurb.

1) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory (Aaron James): philosophical treatise about what it means for someone to be an asshole and how we can deal with them
2) 17/01/01 - Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump (same author): sequel to the prior book, subject obvious
3) 17/01/02 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho): I may be the only person on this forum who didn't like this book, but it's supposed to be an allegory about following your dreams.  I appreciate that aspect of it, but I find the whole New Age mumbo jumbo to be a bit over the top.
4) 17/01/04 - Spaceman (Mike Massimino): Hubble telescope spacewalking astronaut's memoirs
5) 17/01/06 - Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald): sci-fi dystopia played out on the moon in a feudal society (complete with warring great families); ends with a cliffhanger and sequel due out in March
6) 17/01/07 - The Art of Sleeping Alone (Sophie Fontanel): French writer's memoir about the years when she gave up relationships/sex.  Not as enlightening (or even as scandalous) as I would have hoped, but occasionally surprisingly humorous.
7) 17/01/07 - On Bullshit (Harry Frankfurt): philosophical treatise on bullshit, the inspiration for James's treatises on assholes (cited above).  At 67 pages, really more of an essay than a book, but published in book form.
8) 17/01/08 - A Deeper Love Inside (Sister Souljah): sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, Souljah's novel about ghetto life in NYC.  Silly, unrealistic ending, but Winter's younger sister Porsche is a much more interesting and sympathetic main character than Winter.
9) 17/01/08 - Good Morning, Midnight (Lily Brooks-Dalton): if you're a sci fi fan, all I can say is, wow.  You should read this book.  Loneliness and the myriad connections between an astronomer and an astronaut who unexpectedly and inexplicably find themselves to be two of the last people on or off the earth.
10) 17/01/10 - Dragons of Summer Flame (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman): last of the Dragonlance series that follows the fates of both the original generation and the second generation (should be read after the original Dragonlance series and after The Second Generation, since it builds on all of those stories).
11) 17/01/15 - Join (Steve Toutonghi): strange, disturbing sci fi novel raising questions about the nature of what it means to be human and mortal in an era where technology makes it possible to combine one's psyche with those of others into a group psyche
12) 17/01/17 - Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward): memoir of a black woman growing up impoverished in rural Mississippi, focusing specifically on the many black men she knew (including her brother) who died young due to drugs or accidents.  It's hard for me to explain why, but I came away from this book feeling annoyed with the author (who also had a drug problem with alcohol), not sympathetic.
13) 17/01/21 - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (Kelli Estes): loosely historical mystery novel based on history of Chinese immigration to and expulsion from Washington Territory (later Washington State).  Initially slow going and took time to get into, but worth the effort.
14) 17/01/28 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Fannie Flagg): this is actually a re-read, but just as good the second time as the first.  By the same author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes," with similar style and theme (older woman telling her life story to a middle-aged present-day woman trying to find herself)
15) 17/01/29 - Hillbilly Elegy (JD Vance): family memoir of a KY "hillbilly" and how he ended up successfully graduating from Yale Law School.  I read this at the rec of several people on this site who were wanting to use it to try to understand why so many people voted for Trump.  Not sure it provides much in the way of help along those lines, but it was an interesting book nonetheless, and well written.
16) 17/02/07 - Bait and Switch (Barbara Ehrenreich): this is the sequel to "Nickel and Dimed," her book about blue collar workers.  B&S describes the trials and travails of laid-off white collar workers.  The author is really pretty hilarious, but I think this book could have been so much more if she had questioned the premise of whether entering the white collar corporate world was worthwhile in the first place (she doesn't).
17) 17/02/17 - America: Imagine A World Without Her (Dinesh D'Souza): book based on his documentary of the same name (or maybe the book came first?  I'm not sure.)  Offers a counter to the prevailing progressive view of the US as a colonial power that "steals" from the little guys and gals.  He's a little too rah rah pro Christianity, but otherwise I liked the book.
18) 17/02/17 - Night of the Animals (Bill Broun): ok, I really like sci fi and fantasy, but this was a totally out there, cultist dystopian future novel mainly told from the perspective of an unreliable nonagenarian drug addict narrator.  I'm still not sure if I liked it.  It was just....weird.
19) 17/02/25 - Calling Me Home (Julie Kibler): novel about a white girl and a black boy who fall in love in 1930s Kentucky with predictably bad results, alternating with a modern day story about the developing friendship between the same (now elderly) white woman and a young black woman.  Very sad book and a bit cliche at times, but overall a good read.
20) 17/03/09 - Striking Back (Aaron Klein): history of the Munich Olympic Massacre of Israeli athletes in 1972 and the subsequent assassination campaign of Palestinian operatives carried out by the Israeli Mossad.  The book got a bit dry and slow in places, but the descriptions of various commando actions like Operation Spring of Youth were almost like they were out of the plot of an action movie.
21) 17/03/09 - Venomous (Christie Wilcox): describes the mechanisms, evolution, research, and medical applications of various animal venoms.  The author is a venom biologist (a toxinologist).  This is a really cool and interesting book.  I checked it out from the library, but I'm actually considering buying a copy because it's one that I can see myself wanting to re-read in the future.
22) 17/03/09 - Unworking (Clark Vandeventer) - I think I heard about this book here on MMM.  The author is a proponent of lifestyle optimization (from the genre of Tim Ferris, minus the virtual assistants). This is his memoir of how he quit the rat race and took on what he calls "patchwork income" to be able to have his ideal lifestyle (mainly being a ski bum and family man) right now, rather than having to wait until he accumulated a big enough stash to retire.]
23) 17/03/12 - Saving Sophie (Ronald Balson) - sequel to "Once We Were Brothers," with several of the same characters along with some new ones.  Kind of a cross between "Not Without My Daughter" and a crime intrigue worthy of John Grisham.  What can I say, except this novel was a page-turner, and even better than the first book.  Highly recommend.
24) 17/03/20 - Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese) - long novel about a dynasty of Ethiopian doctors written by an Ethiopian doctor.  Slow going initially, but the story picked up and got interesting by about 1/4 of the way in.  Well worth reading if you can stick with it long enough for the author to develop the story.
25) 17/03/25 - Patriots (James Wesley Rawles) - written by the author of Survivalblog; I read it after hearing an interview with him on the Radical Personal Finance Podcast.  It is basically a survivalist manifesto masquerading as a novel.  Can get kind of dry and bogged down when the author starts going into some of the intricate details of various survivalist tools and techniques, and not my usual genre of interest, but it was a fairly quick read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on March 25, 2017, 02:56:22 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on March 27, 2017, 06:22:35 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on March 27, 2017, 09:50:11 AM
16. Community 92 by Catherine Hunn
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on March 27, 2017, 11:29:58 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on March 27, 2017, 07:28:42 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Abooki on March 28, 2017, 08:57:16 AM
Great pick! One of my favourite books!!! and one of my favourite people in the world! I read it back in 2013
Check out the following too(if you have not already):
 Ghana Must Go - Taiye Selasi
We Need New Names-    NoViolet Bulawayo
The Thing Around Your Neck also by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


I'm in! I'll list books as I finish:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Abooki on March 28, 2017, 09:02:39 AM
I second this! It is amazing!!! I have reread it 2 since 2013. It is so close to home to me.

I'm in! I'll list books as I finish:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)

This has been on my list since two years, how did you find it?

I really liked it! I've been recommending it to friends non-stop since I've finished.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on March 28, 2017, 10:34:56 AM
Great pick! One of my favourite books!!! and one of my favourite people in the world! I read it back in 2013
Check out the following too(if you have not already):
 Ghana Must Go - Taiye Selasi
We Need New Names-    NoViolet Bulawayo
The Thing Around Your Neck also by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


I'm in! I'll list books as I finish:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1/7/17)

Awesome! Thanks for the list!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on March 29, 2017, 09:51:30 AM
17. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: CptCool on March 29, 2017, 11:19:05 AM
I've tried and failed the last couple of years (only getting 20-25 in). I have a late start in 2017 but I'll still give it a try!

1. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
2. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on March 29, 2017, 07:48:32 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on March 30, 2017, 08:10:12 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- 15%
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SingleMomDebt on March 30, 2017, 10:42:57 AM
#1 Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle
#2 Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
#3: The Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
#3 Stop Working . . . Start Living: How I Retired at 36 (Without Winning the Lottery) by Dianne Nahirny
#4 Getting a Life: Real Lives Transformed by Your Money or Your Life by Jacquelyn Blix & David Heitmiller (currently reading. thx to Lhamo for the mention of the book son someone's journal. it's about how people's lives adopted to YMOYL)
#5 Your Money Or Your Life by Monique Tilford and Vicki Robin
#6 The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley (again - I love reading this book)

#7 Dear Debt: A Story About Breaking Up With Debt by Melanie Lockert <=quick read. much liked it. just wish Melanie went a bit more in depth with her own story of climbing out of 81K of debt.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: NinjaSalad on March 30, 2017, 07:30:17 PM
I'm a newbie here but since I set a similar goal for myself in January too, I'll join in. I'm a little behind but catching up...

1. How To Be Good by Nick Hornby
2. Maximum Bob By Elmore Leonard
3. Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore
4. Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore
5. Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
6. Unselfie Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About-Me-World by Michele Borba
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: haypug16 on March 31, 2017, 10:38:58 AM
I'm in!

1. Talking as Fast as I Can; From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls by Lauren Graham[/li][/list]
2. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof
3. I for Innocent by Sue Grafton
4. Atonement by Ian McEwan
5. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
6. The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin by Gordon S. Wood (currently reading)
7. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe (currently reading)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on April 01, 2017, 01:06:05 PM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
20. Embroideries (Marjane Satrapi)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Abooki on April 01, 2017, 09:18:02 PM
I love We Should All Be Feminists- great quick read.
She just came out with dear ijeawele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions - another great read
1. Catch 22- Joseph Heller
2. Macbeth - Shakespeare
3. The Book Thief -Markus Zusak
4. Midnight's Children -Salman Rushdie
5. Ile - Eugene O'Neill
6. The Good Earth - Pearl S Buck
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Dave1442397 on April 02, 2017, 06:23:20 PM
First 100 books for the year. I doubt I'll keep up this pace now that cycling weather is coming.

1   01/01/17   Garton, Ray   Bestial
2   01/02/17   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
3   01/02/17   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
4   01/03/17   Hagberg, David   End Game
5   01/03/17   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
6   01/04/17   Garfield, Brian   Tripwire
7   01/06/17   Hunter, Stephen   I, Ripper
8   01/06/17   Chizmar, Richard   Darkness Whispers
9   01/07/17   Crumley, James   Dancing Bear
10   01/08/17   Rollins, James   War Hawk
11   01/10/17   Garfield, Brian   The Last Hard Men
12   01/10/17   Miller, Rex   Iceman
13   01/11/17   Wendig, Chuck   Zeroes
14   01/11/17   Wohlsdorf, Gina   Security
15   01/12/17   Abel, James   Cold Silence
16   01/14/17   Morris, Keith Lee   Travelers Rest
17   01/15/17   Burke, James Lee   The Jealous Kind
18   01/16/17   Cutter, Nick   Little Heaven
19   01/16/17   Hamilton, Steve   A Stolen Season
20   01/17/17   McDermott, Alan   Trojan
21   01/18/17   Deaver, Jeffery   The Steel Kiss
22   01/19/17   Hurwitz, Gregg   The Nowhere Man
23   01/20/17   Stewart, Chris   Driving over Lemons
24   01/21/17   Dazieri, Sandrone   Kill the Father
25   01/22/17   Garton, Ray   Lot Lizards
26   01/22/17   Moore, Jonathan   The Dark Room
27   01/23/17   Sturgeon, Theodore   I, Libertine
28   01/24/17   Kraus, Daniel   The Monster Variations
29   01/25/17   Abrahams, Tom   Spaceman
30   01/25/17   Carpenter, Stephen   Killer
31   01/26/17   Carr, Caleb   Surrender, New York
32   01/27/17   Reardon, Scott   The Prometheus Man
33   01/28/17   Hilleman, Andrew   World, Chase me Down
34   01/29/17   Whitehead, Colson   The Underground Railroad
35   01/29/17   Dorsey, Tim   Clownfish Blues
36   01/30/17   O'Brien, Tim   The Things They Carried
37   01/30/17   Gorman, Ed   Sleeping Dogs
38   01/31/17   Gorman, Ed   The Day the Music Died
39   02/01/17   Seeley, Nick   Cambodia Noir
40   02/01/17   Freed, David   Hot Start
41   02/01/17   Farnsworth, Christopher   KILLFILE
42   02/02/17   Van Lustbader, Eric   Any Minute Now
43   02/03/17   Deady, Tom   Haven
44   02/03/17   Lida, David   One Life
45   02/04/17   Ho-Kei, Chan   The Borrowed
46   02/05/17   Zander, Joakim   The Believer
47   02/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
48   02/06/17   Garton, Ray   Night Life
49   02/07/17   Hawker, LS   End of the Road
50   02/07/17   Barton, Fiona   The Widow
51   02/08/17   Clarkson, John   Bronx Requiem
52   02/09/17   Gardner, Lisa   Right Behind You
53   02/10/17   Holms, Garret   Grant of Immunity
54   02/11/17   Gorman, Ed   Wake Up, Little Susie
55   02/11/17   Eade, Kenneth   Paladine
56   02/15/17   Mark, David   Cruel Mercy
57   02/17/17   Knight, Phil   Shoe Dog
58   02/19/17   Kellerman, Jonathan   Heartbreak Hotel
59   02/20/17   Dickinson, Robert   The Tourist
60   02/21/17   Clarkson, John   Reed's Promise
61   02/22/17   L'Etoile, James   At What Cost
62   02/22/17   Asher, Neal   The Departure
63   02/23/17   Gorman, Ed   Save the Last Dance for Me
64   02/24/17   Asher, Neal   Zero Point
65   02/24/17   Gorman, Ed   Everybody's Somebody's Fool
66   02/24/17   Asher, Neal   Polity Agent
67   02/25/17   Asher, Neal   Jupiter War
68   02/27/17   Knott, Robert   Revelation
69   02/28/17   Gorman, Ed   Breaking Up is Hard to Do
70   03/04/17   Berry, Steve   The Alexandria Link
71   03/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Fools Rush In
72   03/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Ticket to Ride
73   03/07/17   Wayne, Teddy   Loner, A Novel
74   03/07/17   Gorman, Ed   Bad Moon Rising
75   03/09/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Prime
76   03/10/17   Winters, Ben H   Underground Airlines
77   03/11/17   Axat, Federico   Kill the Next One
78   03/11/17   Wilson, Carter   Revelation
79   03/11/17   Russ, Ted   Spirit Mission
80   03/12/17   Mizushima, Margaret   Stalking Ground
81   03/13/17   Mosby, Steve   The Reckoning on Cane Hill
82   03/14/17   Giambanco, Valentina   Blood and Bone
83   03/16/17   Robin, Dominguez, Tilford   Your Money or Your Life
84   03/17/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Pulse
85   03/18/17   Franklin, Tom   Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
86   03/18/17   Schulman, J. Neil   The Robert Heinlein Interview
87   03/19/17   Barry, Sebastian   Days Without End
88   03/21/17   Flynn, Vince   Order to Kill
89   03/21/17   Carpenter, Stephen   Killer In The Hills
90   03/22/17   Garfield, Brian   The Vanquished
91   03/22/17   Donovan, Jim   Take charge of your destiny
92   03/24/17   Lehane, Dennis   World Gone By
93   03/25/17   Jackson, David   A Tapping At My Door
94   03/26/17   Matheson, Richard   Button, Button
95   03/28/17   Garton, Ray   Crucifax
96   03/29/17   Nelson, John   i, Human
97   03/30/17   Parks, Brad   Say Nothing
98   03/31/17   Franze, Anthony   The Outsider
99   04/01/17   Perry, Thomas   The Old Man
100   04/02/17   Tinti, Hannah   The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: wordnerd on April 02, 2017, 06:29:41 PM
I won't make it to 50, but I like sharing what I'm reading. This year is off to a particularly good start. I've loved everything I've read so far:   
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on April 03, 2017, 10:55:40 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: recklesslysober on April 03, 2017, 11:17:17 AM
I won't make it to 50, but I like sharing what I'm reading. This year is off to a particularly good start. I've loved everything I've read so far:   
  • An Untamed State (Gay)
    Dangerous Women (Gay)
    The Name of the Wind (Rothfuss)
    Homegoing (Gyasi)
    The Wise Man's Fear (Rothfuss)
    Russian Winter (Kalotay)

The Rothfuss books would probably count for double if we were going by pages. ;)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on April 03, 2017, 06:38:46 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2)

Currently reading The Sun Dwellers by David Estes
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SingleMomDebt on April 03, 2017, 10:36:30 PM
#1 Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle
#2 Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
#3: The Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
#3 Stop Working . . . Start Living: How I Retired at 36 (Without Winning the Lottery) by Dianne Nahirny
#4 Getting a Life: Real Lives Transformed by Your Money or Your Life by Jacquelyn Blix & David Heitmiller (currently reading. thx to Lhamo for the mention of the book son someone's journal. it's about how people's lives adopted to YMOYL)
#5 Your Money Or Your Life by Monique Tilford and Vicki Robin
#6 The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley (again - I love reading this book)
#7 Dear Debt: A Story About Breaking Up With Debt by Melanie Lockert <=quick read. much liked it. just wish Melanie went a bit more in depth with her own story of climbing out of 81K of debt.

#8 Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on April 04, 2017, 08:32:11 AM
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Is this based on her TED talk? I did know that it has a book now!! How did you find it?

Yes, it is. I saw that my library had it, so I put it on hold, not really knowing much about it. I actually expected it to be a larger book, but it was quite short. More of a single essay in book form.

I'd also really recommend "Men Explain Things to Me" by Rebecca Solnit & "Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman" by Lindy West if you are into essays w/ a feminist perspective. They're both great essay collections.
Thanks allsummerlong.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Abooki on April 04, 2017, 10:32:12 AM
1."Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism"  - Bell Hooks
2."Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence" - Jacob Lund Fisker
3. "Men Explain Things to Me" -Rebecca Solnit
4."Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman" -Lindy West
5. "Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions" - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
6. "Negroland: A Memoir" -  Margo Jefferson
7. "1984" - George Orwell
8."The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom" - Don Miguel Ruiz, Janet Mills
9."All About Love" - Bell Hooks
10. "Naked Economics" - Charles Wheelan
11."Naked Statistics"- Charles Wheelan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on April 06, 2017, 08:04:58 PM
21.  Keith McCafferty, The Royal Wulff Murders
22.  Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club
23.  Keith McCafferty, The Gray Ghost Murders
24.  Georgette Heyer, Frederica
25.  Lily Koppel, The Red Leather Diary:  Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on April 07, 2017, 03:49:04 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on April 08, 2017, 02:46:01 AM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)

In progress still: George Orwell: The Observer Years.

I need to pick a light hearted novel next because The Heart of the Matter was a pretty dark read. Not only does the author allow you to feel the draining conditions in the tropics (heat, humidity, biting insects, decay) he also throws in a whole heap of religious guilt, death and misery. Fun!

7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) - silly, light 1930s mysteries to get me back on the wagon. Contained a surprising number of couples agreeing to marry on the day they meet!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on April 08, 2017, 03:44:32 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on April 09, 2017, 01:01:50 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: twbird18 on April 09, 2017, 03:19:45 PM
I'm in, I expect I'll get past 100 for the year, lots of downtime at work.

1. When nobody was watching: my hard-fought journey to the top of the soccer world - Carli Llyod
2. Solo, A Memoir of Hope - Hope Solo
3. The Alchemist - Paul Coelho
4. Go Set a Watchmen - Harper Lee
5. Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs
6. Closer to Home - Rachel Spangler
7. Scrappy Little Nobody - Anna Kendrick
8. Mine - Georgia Beers
9. Perfect Pairing - Rachel Spangler
10. Solve for i - A E Dooland
11. An infatuation - Jennifer Lyndon
12. The Gender Game - Bella Forrest
13. Chef's special - Susan x Meagher
14. Born out of Wedlock - Lynn Gardner
15. Tell me again how a crush should feel - Sara Farizan
16. Main Dish - J.A. Armstrong
17. No Strings attached - Harper Bliss
18. Talking as fast as I can - Lauren Graham
19. We Should all be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Reading:

20. The Magnolia Story - Chip & Johanna Gaines
21. Yes, Please - Amy Poehler

TBR:
22. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
23. The Chemist - Stephanie Meyer
24. The Boy is Back - Meg Cabot
25. My Not so Perfect Life  - Sophie Kinsella
26. Echoes in Death - JD Robb
27. Ink and Bone - Rachel Caine
28. Miranda and Caliban - Jacqueline Carey
29. Crimson Death - Laurell K. Hamilton
30. Between the world and me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
31. Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness: the Nicci Chronicles - Terry Goodkind
32. Someday, Someday, Maybe - Lauren Graham
33. A vision of fire - Gillian Anderson


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: CptCool on April 10, 2017, 09:07:07 AM
3. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on April 10, 2017, 11:41:41 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2)
22. The Sun Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #3)

Currently reading The Time Traveler's Wife (again). There's another book in my Dwellers series I could read, but honestly I haven't been super into the series so I'm not sure I care to see how it ends.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HattyT on April 10, 2017, 08:20:18 PM
I'm still reading!!

15.      4/10   Hillbilly Elegy   
14.       4/6   Born a Crime, Trevor Noah      
13.       4/4   In Other Words   
12.       3/30   The Lab girl, Hope Jarren
11.       3/20   True tales of Love and Lust
10.       3/15   SweetBitter

I'm in!

2/22         Here comes the sun, novel Nicole Dennis benn  (didn't finish)
2/13         The Underground Railroad / Colson Whitehead
2/9         Will I Ever be Good Enough, Karyl McBride
2/5         Freedom over me   
2/2         Patience, Daniel Clowes
1/28      Spill Simmer falter wither
1/17      Addlands, (didn't finish)
1/15      Thomas Jefferson dreams of Sally Hemings  (read 3/4)
1/5        Hidden Figures
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on April 12, 2017, 01:44:33 AM
1. Until the End book 1- The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. Until the End book 2- The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. Until the End book 3- The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
Pretty interesting. About two alternate lives of a woman in early 1960's.
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
20. Embroideries (Marjane Satrapi)
21. I Was the Cat (Tobin & Dewey)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on April 12, 2017, 12:41:47 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: icegirl on April 16, 2017, 09:57:48 AM
Ok I'm trying this but not sure I will get to 50...

One of my New Years resolutions was to read before bed instead of watching Netflix. I've been on a "chick-book" kick lately, as is apparent from my list.

1. A lot like love by Julie James
2. Something about you by Julie James
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
6. About that Night by Julie James
7. Just the Sexiest Man Live by Julie James
8. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise
9. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
10. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
11. The Gender Secret by Bella Forrest
12. The Gender Lie by Bella Forrest

I think I will finish this Gender-Series, which I am enjoying and then start reading something in Icelandic (mothertounge) or Danish (live there) since I have only been reading in English lately.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on April 16, 2017, 10:37:10 AM
1. The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
20. Embroideries (Marjane Satrapi)
21. I Was the Cat (Tobin & Dewey)
22. Vacationers (Emma Straub)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Vertical Mode on April 16, 2017, 05:55:41 PM
I'm in! Moving to within a stone's throw of our local public library in a couple of months, so hopefully I can stay on the wagon since I'll have no excuses!

No standard format it appears, so I guess I'll just post what I'm currently reading?

1. Building Construction Before Mechanization - John Fitchen

Updating with a hefty list, sorry I've been so busy I haven't been back to check in! Here we go:

2. Do-It-Yourself Hedge Funds, by Wayne P. Weddington III
3. The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley
4. The Investor’s Manifesto, by William J. Bernstein
5. The Affluent Investor, by Phil DeMuth, Ph.D.
6. An Embarrassment of Riches, by Alexander Green
7. Wealth Secrets of the Affluent: Keys to Fortune Building and Asset Protection, by Christopher Jarvis and David Mandell
8. Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design, by Norman K. Booth (read it cover to cover while preparing for a test, that counts right?!)
9. In The Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall, by Dan Snow
10. The Art and Craft of Stonework, by David Reed
11. The Complete Tightwad Gazette, by Amy Dacyczyn

Working on Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. Will check in when that's done. Also queued up - A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin), Zero to One (Peter Thiel), and a few others I have checked out of the library at the moment.

Happy page turning, all!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tightwaddy on April 17, 2017, 05:19:37 AM
PopSugar 2017 Challenge:.
1. A book with a subtitle: Waiting:  The True Confessions of a Waitress (Debra Ginsberg)
2. A book that's more than 800 pages: A Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
3. The first book in a series you haven't read before: A Darker Shade of Magic (Victoria Schwab)
4. A book with an unreliable narrator: The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
5. A book with an eccentric character: Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
6. A book with a cat on the cover: Dr. Sleep   (Stephen King)
7. An audiobook: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Charles Duhigg)
8. A bestseller from 2016: A Gathering of Shadows (Victoria Schwab)

Definitely behind schedule, but Dance with Dragons took forever.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on April 17, 2017, 05:37:59 AM
I think I'll join in. If my Goodreads is accurate, I'm up to 26 read so far this year. I'll have to list them when I'm on a computer and not using a touchscreen. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on April 17, 2017, 06:42:14 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2)
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

Thinking I'll go ahead and read The Amber Spyglass next to finish off that series.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on April 17, 2017, 07:21:16 AM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on April 18, 2017, 08:00:02 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on April 18, 2017, 08:47:16 AM
18. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Overflow on April 18, 2017, 09:14:49 AM
I will jump in with where i am at. My goal is 40 books there year (read 35 in 2016).

1. The Churchhill Factor, Boris Johnson
2. Building Wealth One House at a Time, John Schaub
3. Shoe Dog, Phil Knight
4. Gospel, JD Greer
5. Trayvane, Robert Ludlum
6. Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek
7. Essentialism (for the 3rd time), Greg McKeown (50%)
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (35%, first time I have ever picked up these books...)

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on April 19, 2017, 08:45:46 AM
19. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on April 19, 2017, 04:02:55 PM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on April 20, 2017, 05:46:05 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on April 20, 2017, 09:00:38 PM
1. The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
20. Embroideries (Marjane Satrapi)
21. I Was the Cat (Tobin & Dewey)
22. Vacationers (Emma Straub)
23. Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on April 22, 2017, 11:05:55 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- 90%

I gave up on the Art of Happiness.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on April 22, 2017, 02:45:55 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2)
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
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on April 22, 2017, 05:05:14 PM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: twbird18 on April 23, 2017, 08:25:01 AM
I'm in, I expect I'll get past 100 for the year, lots of downtime at work.

1. When nobody was watching: my hard-fought journey to the top of the soccer world - Carli Llyod
2. Solo, A Memoir of Hope - Hope Solo
3. The Alchemist - Paul Coelho
4. Go Set a Watchmen - Harper Lee
5. Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs
6. Closer to Home - Rachel Spangler
7. Scrappy Little Nobody - Anna Kendrick
8. Mine - Georgia Beers
9. Perfect Pairing - Rachel Spangler
10. Solve for i - A E Dooland
11. An infatuation - Jennifer Lyndon
12. The Gender Game - Bella Forrest
13. Chef's special - Susan x Meagher
14. Born out of Wedlock - Lynn Gardner
15. Tell me again how a crush should feel - Sara Farizan
16. Main Dish - J.A. Armstrong
17. No Strings attached - Harper Bliss
18. Talking as fast as I can - Lauren Graham
19. We Should all be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
20. The Magnolia Story - Chip & Johanna Gaines
21. Wonder Woman - A celebration of 75 years


Reading:
22. Yes, Please - Amy Poehler
23. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


TBR:
 The Chemist - Stephanie Meyer
 The Boy is Back - Meg Cabot
 My Not so Perfect Life  - Sophie Kinsella
 Echoes in Death - JD Robb
 Ink and Bone - Rachel Caine
 Miranda and Caliban - Jacqueline Carey
 Crimson Death - Laurell K. Hamilton
 Between the world and me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
 Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness: the Nicci Chronicles - Terry Goodkind
 Someday, Someday, Maybe - Lauren Graham
 A vision of fire - Gillian Anderson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on April 23, 2017, 03:46:42 PM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on April 23, 2017, 04:09:48 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2)
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
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: akzidenz on April 23, 2017, 08:55:14 PM
When I last updated on February 19, I'd read 11 books. I'm up to 30 now!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Adventine on April 24, 2017, 07:39:03 AM
New year, new challenge :) Come and join us!

1. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
2. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

3. Mindset: the New Psychology of Success (10%) by Carol S. Dweck
4. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World   by Harry Browne (yes, I reread it!)
5. Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story   by M. Night Shyamalan
6. The View from Saturday   by E.L. Konigsburg
7. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple

8.   It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden
9.   Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide (Dictionary Phrasebook) edited by Lexus
10.   Places I Never Meant to Be (short stories) (50%) Edited by Judy Blume
11.   Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School by Andrew Hallam
12.   The Island of Doctor Moreau (10%) by H.G. Wells
13.   Captives of the Flame (10%) by Samuel R. Delany
14.   Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (10%) by Jules Verne
15.   Where Should You Invest? Answering the Biggest Questions in Personal Finance by Marvin Germo
16.   The 5 Minute Investor (50%) by Michael Craig
17.   How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life  by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton
18.   Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
19.   Dewey: the Small by Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (ongoing) by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

19-Dreamer of Dune: the Biography of Frank Herbert (10%)-Brian Herbert
20-Green Eggs and Ham-Dr. Seuss
21-A Series of Unfortunate Events Vol. 3: The Wide Window-Lemony Snicket
22-4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone (10%)-Barbara Ann Kipfer
23-Letters to a Young Contrarian-Christopher Hitchens
24-Shogun-James Clavell
25-The $100 Startup-Chris Guillebeau
26-The Gifts of Imperfection-Brené Brown
27-Hillbilly Elegy-J. D. Vance
28-What Should I Do With My Life?-Po Bronson
29-I Want That! How We All Became Shoppers (15%)-Thomas Hine
30-The Lexus and the Olive Tree (30%)-Thomas Friedman
31-When Breath Becomes Air-Paul Kalanithi
32-The Dilbert Future-Scott Adams
33-Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (15%)-Amy Chua
34-The Sparrow-Mary Doria Russell
35-Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife-Eben Alexander
36-Daring Greatly-Brené Brown
37-Your Money or Your Life-Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin and Monique Tilford
38-Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy -Raghuram G. Rajan
39-The Simple Path to Wealth-J. L. Collins
40-Seven Brief Lessons on Physics-Carlo Rovelli
41-The Strange Library-Haruki Murakami
42-Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance-Angela Duckworth
43-The Slow Regard of Silent Things-Patrick Rothfuss
44-Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (ongoing)-David Allen
45-Year One (ongoing)-Richard Reid
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on April 25, 2017, 01:21:34 AM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on April 25, 2017, 08:57:51 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 - 0%
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on April 25, 2017, 09:28:23 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on April 25, 2017, 06:34:14 PM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on April 26, 2017, 06:21:52 AM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2)
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
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest (WOW, what an awesome ending!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on April 26, 2017, 10:18:20 AM
20. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: CptCool on April 26, 2017, 12:49:05 PM
4. Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on April 27, 2017, 10:49:02 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17) I can't believe I haven't read this before, it's just my thing - 1930s Britain - but in a change from my usual George Orwell and the drudgery of the working classes this novel is about the silliness of the upper classes.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on April 28, 2017, 07:22:41 AM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on April 28, 2017, 04:15:15 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

There is no way I'll hit 50 this year, but I'm enjoying playing along anyway. This challenge is definitely encouraging me to read more.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: wordnerd on April 28, 2017, 06:01:28 PM
An Untamed State (Gay)
Dangerous Women (Gay)
The Name of the Wind (Rothfuss)
Homegoing (Gyasi)
The Wise Man's Fear (Rothfuss)
Russian Winter (Kalotay)
Being of Power (Baptiste)
Commonwealth (Patchett)
Call the Midwife (Worth)
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Lawson)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: TheBuddha on April 28, 2017, 06:51:05 PM
1. Mellon: An American Life - David Cannadine
2. The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archive, Book 1 - Brandon Sanderson
3. Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2 - Brandon Sanderson
4. Napoleon Hill in His Own Voice: Rare Recordings of His Lectures - Napoleon Hill
5. Big Sur - Jack Kerouac
6. Journeys Out of the Body - Robert Monroe
7. The Essence of Success - Earl Nightengale
8. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Dr. Joseph Murphy
9. The Secret of the Ages - Robert Collier
10. The Science of Getting Rich - Wallace D. Wattles
11. The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason
12. The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of "Boxer" Enriquez, a Mexican Mob Killer - Chris Blatchford
13. On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller - Richard Norton Smith
14. Inner Wisdom Volume 1 & 2 - Wayne Dyer
15. Telepsychics: Tapping Your Hidden Subconscious Powers - Dr. Joseph Murphy
16. Job Free: Four Ways to Quit the Rat Race and Achieve Financial Freedom on Your Terms - Jake Desyllas
17. Napoleon Hill Is on the Air!: The Five Foundations for Success - Napoleon Hill
18. Dark Union: The Secret Web of Profiteers, Politicians, and Booth Conspirators That Led to Lincoln's Death - Leonard F. Guttridge, Ray A. Neff
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on April 28, 2017, 06:51:49 PM
1. Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)
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)
7. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2)
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)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1)
14. More Than This by Jay McLean (More Than #1)
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)
18. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo #2)
19. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2)
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
25. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
26. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
27. The Prestige by Christopher Quest
28. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SpeedReader on April 29, 2017, 10:07:22 AM
I use the Goodreads website to track my reading.  So far this year:  (Obviously, I need more hobbies.)

The Widow's House   Carol Goodman
The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant, #3)   Josephine Tey
Blacklight Blue (Enzo Files, #3)   Peter  May
Miss Pym Disposes   Josephine Tey
A French Country Murder   Peter Steiner
Murder on the Serpentine (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, #32)   Anne Perry
Animal Farm   George Orwell
The Nest   Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose weight fast and reprogramme your body   Michael Mosley
The Low-Carb Diabetes Solution Cookbook: Prevent and Heal Type 2 Diabetes with 200 Ultra Low-Carb Recipes   Dana Carpender
The Inheritance (Charles Lenox Mysteries #10)   Charles Finch
Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies   Toby Smithson
Oath of the Renunciates (Darkover #10/13)   Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)   Lev Grossman
The Magician King (The Magicians, #2)   Lev Grossman
Excalibur (The Warlord Chronicles, #3)   Bernard Cornwell
Entry Island   Peter  May
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)   Lev Grossman
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus   Matt Taibbi
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness   Susannah Cahalan
Enemy of God (The Warlord Chronicles, #2)   Bernard Cornwell
Coffin Road   Peter  May
A Stir of Echoes   Richard Matheson
Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon   Lisa Goldstein
Runaway     Peter May
Revenge in a Cold River (William Monk, #22)   Anne Perry
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)   Maggie Stiefvater
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)   Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)   Maggie Stiefvater
The Boston Stranglers   Susan Kelly
Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food   Megan Kimble
Mindhunter   John E. Douglas
Mommy's Little Girl   Diane Fanning
The Immaculate Deception (Jonathan Argyll, #7)   Iain Pears
Time to Depart (Marcus Didius Falco, #7)   Lindsey Davis
Poseidon's Gold (Marcus Didius Falco, #5)   Lindsey Davis
The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors   Dan Jones
Crosstalk   Connie Willis
When the Devil Holds the Candle (Inspector Konrad Sejer, #4)   Karin Fossum
The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime   Judith Flanders
The Winter King (The Warlord Chronicles, #1)   Bernard Cornwell
The Critic (Enzo Files, #2)   Peter  May
Outbreak! Plagues That Changed History   Bryn Barnard
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History   John M. Barry
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic   David Quammen
Tomatoes: A Gardener's Guide   Simon Hart
Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives   Evelyn J. Hadden
Ebola: Story of an Outbreak   Laurie Garrett
Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest   Sandi Doughton
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Carolina on My Mind on April 29, 2017, 10:25:24 AM
My list so far:

1.   Flashman and the Angel of the Lord – George MacDonald Fraser
2.   Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
3.   Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health – B.K.S. Iyengar
4.   Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
5.   Second Nature – Michael Pollan
6.   Wild Fermentation – Sandor Katz
7.   It Can’t Happen Here – Sinclair Lewis
8.   Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
9.   The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
10.   In the Garden of Beasts – Erik Larsen (ugh, hated)
11.   Independent People – Haldor Laxness
12.   Traveling to Work:  Diaries – Michael Palin
13.   The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
14.   Moonglow – Michael Chabon
15.   Evicted – Matthew Desmond
16.   Making It – Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen
17.   In Other Words – Jhumpa Lahiri
18.   Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
19.   Avid Reader – Robert Gottlieb
20.   The Argonauts – Maggie Nelson

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on April 29, 2017, 10:22:08 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Overflow on May 01, 2017, 07:11:59 AM

1. The Churchhill Factor, Boris Johnson
2. Building Wealth One House at a Time, John Schaub
3. Shoe Dog, Phil Knight
4. Gospel, JD Greer
5. Trayvane, Robert Ludlum
6. Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek
7. Essentialism (for the 3rd time), Greg McKeown
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
9. The Girl on The Train
10. The 4 Hour Body (40%)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on May 01, 2017, 09:23:01 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on May 02, 2017, 05:10:51 AM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on May 02, 2017, 06:24:00 AM
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.


Have to ask... what did you think of Wool?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tightwaddy on May 02, 2017, 05:49:15 PM
PopSugar 2017 Challenge:.
1. A book with a subtitle: Waiting:  The True Confessions of a Waitress (Debra Ginsberg)
2. A book that's more than 800 pages: A Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
3. The first book in a series you haven't read before: A Darker Shade of Magic (Victoria Schwab)
4. A book with an unreliable narrator: The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
5. A book with an eccentric character: Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
6. A book with a cat on the cover: Dr. Sleep   (Stephen King)
7. An audiobook: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Charles Duhigg)
8. A bestseller from 2016: A Gathering of Shadows (Victoria Schwab)
9. A book based on mythology: American Gods (Neil Gaimen)
10. A book that's published in 2017: A Conjuring of Light (Victoria Schwab)

20% of the way there with 25% of the year done--I better get hustling!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on May 02, 2017, 07:58:41 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on May 03, 2017, 05:58:08 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on May 04, 2017, 08:57:39 AM
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.


Have to ask... what did you think of Wool?

I REALLY liked it! By the end I couldn't put it down. Reading Shift at the moment.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on May 04, 2017, 06:05:39 PM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Blueskies123 on May 04, 2017, 06:29:59 PM
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.[/b]

Have to ask... what did you think of Wool?

I REALLY liked it! By the end I couldn't put it down. Reading Shift at the moment.

I read these lists to get  ideas for my next book.  I wish more people commented on which books they really liked or disliked.  Thanks for you comment on Wool.  By the way I was really disappointed with Seveneves.  I did not like the way it ended, what a cop out.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on May 06, 2017, 01:31:09 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
11. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: twbird18 on May 06, 2017, 03:41:39 PM
I'm in, I expect I'll get past 100 for the year, lots of downtime at work.

1. When nobody was watching: my hard-fought journey to the top of the soccer world - Carli Llyod
2. Solo, A Memoir of Hope - Hope Solo
3. The Alchemist - Paul Coelho
4. Go Set a Watchmen - Harper Lee
5. Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs
6. Closer to Home - Rachel Spangler
7. Scrappy Little Nobody - Anna Kendrick
8. Mine - Georgia Beers
9. Perfect Pairing - Rachel Spangler
10. Solve for i - A E Dooland
11. An infatuation - Jennifer Lyndon
12. The Gender Game - Bella Forrest
13. Chef's special - Susan x Meagher
14. Born out of Wedlock - Lynn Gardner
15. Tell me again how a crush should feel - Sara Farizan
16. Main Dish - J.A. Armstrong
17. No Strings attached - Harper Bliss
18. Talking as fast as I can - Lauren Graham
19. We Should all be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
20. The Magnolia Story - Chip & Johanna Gaines
21. Wonder Woman - A celebration of 75 years



Reading:
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


TBR:
 The Chemist - Stephanie Meyer
 The Boy is Back - Meg Cabot
 My Not so Perfect Life  - Sophie Kinsella
 Echoes in Death - JD Robb
 Ink and Bone - Rachel Caine
 Miranda and Caliban - Jacqueline Carey
 Crimson Death - Laurell K. Hamilton
 Between the world and me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
 Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness: the Nicci Chronicles - Terry Goodkind
 Someday, Someday, Maybe - Lauren Graham
 A vision of fire - Gillian Anderson

22. Heart to Heart - Layce Gardner
23-32. Anne of Green Gables collection - LM Montgomery - missing 2 books which I didn't hunt up in preparation for the new Netflix "modernization"
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Vertical Mode on May 06, 2017, 05:04:45 PM
I'm in! Moving to within a stone's throw of our local public library in a couple of months, so hopefully I can stay on the wagon since I'll have no excuses!

No standard format it appears, so I guess I'll just post what I'm currently reading?

1. Building Construction Before Mechanization - John Fitchen

Updating with a hefty list, sorry I've been so busy I haven't been back to check in! Here we go:

2. Do-It-Yourself Hedge Funds, by Wayne P. Weddington III
3. The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley
4. The Investor’s Manifesto, by William J. Bernstein
5. The Affluent Investor, by Phil DeMuth, Ph.D.
6. An Embarrassment of Riches, by Alexander Green
7. Wealth Secrets of the Affluent: Keys to Fortune Building and Asset Protection, by Christopher Jarvis and David Mandell
8. Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design, by Norman K. Booth (read it cover to cover while preparing for a test, that counts right?!)
9. In The Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall, by Dan Snow
10. The Art and Craft of Stonework, by David Reed
11. The Complete Tightwad Gazette, by Amy Dacyczyn

Working on Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. Will check in when that's done. Also queued up - A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin), Zero to One (Peter Thiel), and a few others I have checked out of the library at the moment.

Happy page turning, all!

12. Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins
13. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel
14. A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin (now I see what all the hype was about!)

Working on getting through some miscellaneous nonfiction I have out from the library before the rest of the GoT series draws me in.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on May 06, 2017, 06:17:30 PM

1. The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
20. Embroideries (Marjane Satrapi)
21. I Was the Cat (Tobin & Dewey)
22. Vacationers (Emma Straub)
23. Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)
24. Weetsie Bat (Francesca Lia Block)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on May 07, 2017, 01:14:07 AM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on May 07, 2017, 07:54:55 AM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success [hated-- it's obvious and repetitive]
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks [hated -- lots of long-winded fluff only to get to the pount in about two pages at the end]
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food [hated -- not only is this repetitive within itself, it takes entire sections from her other book(s)]
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom [hated -- not enough science; not consistent; very bad writing; pushy, rude, and condescending; information could fit on one page]
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis [hated -- awful stereotypes and an ending about as satisfying as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull]
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
42. The Miracle Morning -- hated  A HUGE and offensive* waste of time. I've been interested in adding meditation to my routine and this was recommended. It mentions meditation, but mostly it's a long, repetitive, poorly written, offensive sales pitch. I haven't been commenting on my books, but I don't want anyone to read this list and think, "Hey, that looks interesting." I'll add some more comments above for books I hated.

This week my students are turning in short stories, so I probably won't get much book reading in.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on May 07, 2017, 09:37:45 AM
26.  Shelley Gray, Secrets of Sloane House
27.  Julia Quinn, The Bridgertons:  Happily Ever After
28.  Wally Lamb, Wishin' and Hopin'
29.  Karen Harper, The Twylight Tower
30.  Terri Dulong, Postcards from Cedar Key
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on May 07, 2017, 01:20:02 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: MgoSam on May 07, 2017, 08:26:39 PM


1. The Box by Marc Levinson- 1/15/17
2. The Theft by Swords by Michael J Sullivan- 1/19/17
3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell- 1/25/17
4. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson- 1/25/17
5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed- 1/27/17
6. Means of Ascent by Robert Caro- 2-8-17
7. Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes- 2-10-17
8. Everybody Behaves Badly- 2/12/17
9. A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan- 2/16/17
10. Linchpin by Seth Godin- 2/16/17
11. No Man's Land by Aasif Mandvi- I think 2/17/17?
12. Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg

13. Night Bird by Freeman -2/23/17
14. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly- 2/25/17
15. Gunmetal Gray by Mark Grealey- 2/28/17

Tribes by Seth Godin-3/1/17
The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons- 3/7/17
When the borough breaks- 03/15/17
Declutter your mind- 03/16/17
Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor- 3/18/17
Superforecasters 3/21/17
The tipping point by Malcom gladwell 3/22/17
The Dictator's Handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita- 3/29/17
How make a good brain great-4/8/17
Traitor Baru Cormorant - 4/10/17
The ultramind solution by Dr Mark hyman- 4/13/17
The wright Brothers by David McCullough - 04/17/17
Happy city by Charles Montgomery - 04/18/17
Nudges by Richard thaler 04/18/17
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, PHD- 04/20/17
Night school by Lee Child 04/20/17
New confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins 04/23/17
An accidental death 04/25/17
Playing for pizza by John Grisham 04/26/17
The Queens poisoner 04/28/17
36. A Criminal Defense by William Myers Jr- 05/01/17
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on May 08, 2017, 06:26:06 AM
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.[/b]

Have to ask... what did you think of Wool?

I REALLY liked it! By the end I couldn't put it down. Reading Shift at the moment.

I read these lists to get  ideas for my next book.  I wish more people commented on which books they really liked or disliked.  Thanks for you comment on Wool.  By the way I was really disappointed with Seveneves.  I did not like the way it ended, what a cop out.


I agree. I sometimes go through this and try to check out the synopses of interesting looking titles on Goodreads, but I would love to see more recommendations too. Perhaps I'll go back and add some reviews to my list.

If you're looking for something good and like fiction, I have to recommend The Prestige. I haven't stopped thinking about this book since I read it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on May 08, 2017, 07:16:12 AM
Good to know. I put myself on the waiting list for The Prestige at the library a few weeks ago. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on May 08, 2017, 02:05:48 PM
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.[/b]

Have to ask... what did you think of Wool?

I REALLY liked it! By the end I couldn't put it down. Reading Shift at the moment.

I read these lists to get  ideas for my next book.  I wish more people commented on which books they really liked or disliked.  Thanks for you comment on Wool.  By the way I was really disappointed with Seveneves.  I did not like the way it ended, what a cop out.


I read these list to get ideas too. If something catches my eye I'll go to goodreads to find out more info and see the reviews, but from the start I am judging a book by the title alone. There are a couple other book related threads with more info.

I liked Seveneves quite a bit, but I agree the ending left a lot to be desired.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: CptCool on May 08, 2017, 03:10:17 PM
5. Quiet - by Susan Cain
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Rosy on May 08, 2017, 04:27:38 PM
Ditto - I come here for inspiration for new books to read. I definitely read over 50 books a year, but never seem to manage to keep up with posting about my current reads.

So here we go with one I found a truly riveting read.

1. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

A tale focused on two women on a tobacco plantation in Virginia, slavery and white indentured servitude, 1790 to 1810. Family secrets, loyalty, love, hate, rape, missed opportunities, murder, dashed hopes, choices and their consequences. A wild ride of melodramatic twists and turns, a real page turner. In my eyes a literary master piece ...

I picked this book up on a whim, not my usual fare, but it turned out to be a great read. Will search for the author's second book, "Glory over Everything" at the library.

2. The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton

If you like fast paced thrillers you will love this one.  It's the usual fare, tough language and a slightly improbable, but fun, imaginative plot. Tight read, but a bit too violent for my taste - regardless, edgy crime noir and a fun read. I'll see if my library has any of his other books.

Next on my reading list...
3. Undeniable by Bill Nye - Evolution and the Science of Creation
4. Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman - about the mysterious life of Huguette Clark an American Heiress
5. Apple Cider Vinegar - by Paul C. Bragg

Historical Romance Books:
6. Hard-Headed Highlander by Julia London - Dragging on - repetitive -  wish I hadn't spent my time and money on this book. Note to Self - no more Julia London books.
7.The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki
Only mildly entertaining to read - too long and too repetitive - a good editor could have turned this one into a tight, crisp, flowing read. I will avoid this author in the future.

8. Immortal Unchained by Lyndsay Sands - Next on my reading list - Fantasy-Romance.
 

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on May 08, 2017, 07:08:27 PM
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on May 09, 2017, 03:59:10 AM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success [hated-- it's obvious and repetitive]
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks [hated -- lots of long-winded fluff only to get to the pount in about two pages at the end]
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food [hated -- not only is this repetitive within itself, it takes entire sections from her other book(s)]
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom [hated -- not enough science; not consistent; very bad writing; pushy, rude, and condescending; information could fit on one page]
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis [hated -- awful stereotypes and an ending about as satisfying as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull]
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
42. The Miracle Morning -- hated  A HUGE and offensive* waste of time. I've been interested in adding meditation to my routine and this was recommended. It mentions meditation, but mostly it's a long, repetitive, poorly written, offensive sales pitch. I haven't been commenting on my books, but I don't want anyone to read this list and think, "Hey, that looks interesting." I'll add some more comments above for books I hated.

This week my students are turning in short stories, so I probably won't get much book reading in.
43. Meditation: A Beginner's guide Not enough info
44. The Fibro Fix Nothing new, though it helped confirm Fibro is probably the right diagnosis
45. Man in the High Castle
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on May 09, 2017, 07:00:39 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. She was apparently slated to only write 9 and then it got bumped to 13, and boy does it show).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2) (Do not recommend. Read the first book in the series last year and felt compelled to finish it. 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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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).

Currently reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriaty and Ruth's People by Donald McCaig. I'll reserve judgment on Big Little Lies since I'm only halfway through. I'll finish Ruth's People tonight. Remind me not to read Donald McCaig again. I'm a huge Gone With the Wind fan and this is one his "sequels." 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. It's like every time there's going to be a death or something else major, he just glosses right over it with a sentence. I'm often left having to go back and reread to find out what actually happened.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on May 09, 2017, 09:39:58 AM
21. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on May 09, 2017, 09:46:57 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on May 10, 2017, 02:18:59 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on May 10, 2017, 05:07:33 PM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success [hated-- it's obvious and repetitive]
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks [hated -- lots of long-winded fluff only to get to the pount in about two pages at the end]
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food [hated -- not only is this repetitive within itself, it takes entire sections from her other book(s)]
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom [hated -- not enough science; not consistent; very bad writing; pushy, rude, and condescending; information could fit on one page]
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis [hated -- awful stereotypes and an ending about as satisfying as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull]
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
42. The Miracle Morning -- hated  A HUGE and offensive* waste of time. I've been interested in adding meditation to my routine and this was recommended. It mentions meditation, but mostly it's a long, repetitive, poorly written, offensive sales pitch. I haven't been commenting on my books, but I don't want anyone to read this list and think, "Hey, that looks interesting." I'll add some more comments above for books I hated.

This week my students are turning in short stories, so I probably won't get much book reading in.
43. Meditation: A Beginner's guide Not enough info
44. The Fibro Fix Nothing new, though it helped confirm Fibro is probably the right diagnosis
45. Man in the High Castle
46. The Doors of Perception -- Huxley
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on May 10, 2017, 09:44:29 PM
1. The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
20. Embroideries (Marjane Satrapi)
21. I Was the Cat (Tobin & Dewey)
22. Vacationers (Emma Straub)
23. Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)
24. Weetsie Bat (Francesca Lia Block)
25. And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 10, 2017, 09:55:49 PM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory
4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
5. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
6. Cold Days by Jim Butcher
7. Skin Game by Jim Butcher
8. Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher
9. Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher

10. Captain's Fury by Jim Butcher
11. Princeps' Fury by Jim Butcher
12. First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher
13. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
14. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
15. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
16. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on May 11, 2017, 09:19:29 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. She was apparently slated to only write 9 and then it got bumped to 13, and boy does it show).
8. Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (Elmwood Springs #2) (More classic Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
20. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo #3)
21. The Star Dwellers by David Estes (Dwellers #2)
(Do not recommend. Read the first book in the series last year and felt compelled to finish it. 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
(Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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 (Remind me not to read Donald McCaig again. I'm a huge Gone With the Wind fan and this is one his "sequels." 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.

Currently reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriaty.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 11, 2017, 07:25:08 PM
1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (excellent)
2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
3. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory
4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
5. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
6. Cold Days by Jim Butcher
7. Skin Game by Jim Butcher
8. Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher
9. Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher
10. Captain's Fury by Jim Butcher
11. Princeps' Fury by Jim Butcher
12. First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher
13. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (highly recommended)
14. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
15. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
16. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

17. Australian Fruit and Vegetable Gardening by Clive Beazley
18. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on May 12, 2017, 06:51:01 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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 (Remind me not to read Donald McCaig again. I'm a huge Gone With the Wind fan and this is one his "sequels." 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).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on May 12, 2017, 05:39:42 PM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success [hated-- it's obvious and repetitive]
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks [hated -- lots of long-winded fluff only to get to the pount in about two pages at the end]
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food [hated -- not only is this repetitive within itself, it takes entire sections from her other book(s)]
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom [hated -- not enough science; not consistent; very bad writing; pushy, rude, and condescending; information could fit on one page]
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis [hated -- awful stereotypes and an ending about as satisfying as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull]
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
42. The Miracle Morning -- hated  A HUGE and offensive* waste of time. I've been interested in adding meditation to my routine and this was recommended. It mentions meditation, but mostly it's a long, repetitive, poorly written, offensive sales pitch. I haven't been commenting on my books, but I don't want anyone to read this list and think, "Hey, that looks interesting." I'll add some more comments above for books I hated.

This week my students are turning in short stories, so I probably won't get much book reading in.
43. Meditation: A Beginner's guide Not enough info
44. The Fibro Fix Nothing new, though it helped confirm Fibro is probably the right diagnosis
45. Man in the High Castle
46. The Doors of Perception -- Huxley
47. Proust and the Squid -- Fascinating!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: blackletterlaw on May 13, 2017, 08:59:25 AM
1. How to Win Friends and Influence People, David Carnegie
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on May 13, 2017, 11:37:46 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on May 15, 2017, 01:43:29 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on May 15, 2017, 05:32:18 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: TheBuddha on May 15, 2017, 09:48:36 PM
I'm adding some comments to my list (most of these are audiobooks so I may reference the narrator):

1. Mellon: An American Life - David Cannadine [A bit dry towards the end but held my interest. Came across as an even-handed biography. The narrator was excellent.]
 
2. The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archive, Book 1 - Brandon Sanderson [Started off slowly but sticking it out paid dividends. Great book and narrator.]
 
3. Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2 - Brandon Sanderson [Fantastic book, great narrator.]

4. Napoleon Hill in His Own Voice: Rare Recordings of His Lectures - Napoleon Hill [The audio quality of these recordings is very good. It's fascinating to hear Hill in his own voice. He comes across as a bit of a huckster. As interesting as simply a snapshot in time as for the content itself.]

5. Big Sur - Jack Kerouac [Interesting and sad.]

6. Journeys Out of the Body - Robert Monroe [Although fascinated by the subject matter I couldn't make it through this book. Way too many details. Instead of an adventure it comes across as a boring science experiment.]

7. The Essence of Success - Earl Nightengale [I could listen to Earl Nightengale read the phone book. Fantastic narration as always. But the content is a bit obvious. I wouldn't buy it again.]

8. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Dr. Joseph Murphy [A classic for a reason. Great material although I think he goes too far in making the subconscious mind seem almost Godlike. The narrator is serviceable but not my favorite.]

9. The Secret of the Ages - Robert Collier [One of my favorite New Thought classics. Great stuff up until the very end, which talks about health, and how it's completely controlled by your thoughts. That's one aspect of the early New Thought works I disagree with, but everything else is great.]

10. The Science of Getting Rich - Wallace D. Wattles [Very good if you keep in mind the historic context in which it was written. It's classic New Thought. Not as dry as writing can often be from that time period. Quite readable/listenable.]

11. The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason [Brilliant. Financial wisdom wrapped in a neat story. Kids should read this in schools. Great narrator.]

12. The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of "Boxer" Enriquez, a Mexican Mob Killer - Chris Blatchford [As interesting as the title promises to be. Did not disappoint. Good narration.]

13. On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller - Richard Norton Smith

14. Inner Wisdom Volume 1 & 2 - Wayne Dyer [Excellent self-help material. Not an audio book per se, but excerpts from his live speeches mixed together which gives it a relaxed, informal tone. The man's voice is incredibly soothing.]

15. Telepsychics: Tapping Your Hidden Subconscious Powers - Dr. Joseph Murphy [Good, not great. Worth the purchase, I'm sure I'll listen to it again in the future. I like this narrator better than the one who narrates Murphy's other books.]

16. Job Free: Four Ways to Quit the Rat Race and Achieve Financial Freedom on Your Terms - Jake Desyllas [A pleasant surprise. The author didn't tell me anything I didn't already know about FI, but still presented the basics in a fresh way which kept my interest. I buy books like these just to keep the FI topic up front in my mind. The author's own narration is very good.]

17. Napoleon Hill Is on the Air!: The Five Foundations for Success - Napoleon Hill [Surprisingly good. The content is excellent and is read very well by narrators from transcripts of Hill's radio broadcasts.]
 
18. Dark Union: The Secret Web of Profiteers, Politicians, and Booth Conspirators That Led to Lincoln's Death - Leonard F. Guttridge, Ray A. Neff
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on May 16, 2017, 06:04:55 AM
The God Delusion
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Marriage Plot
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
La chica del tren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Wild Duck
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success [hated-- it's obvious and repetitive]
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks [hated -- lots of long-winded fluff only to get to the pount in about two pages at the end]
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food [hated -- not only is this repetitive within itself, it takes entire sections from her other book(s)]
Todas las hadas del reino
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas   
The Last Days of Magic
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom [hated -- not enough science; not consistent; very bad writing; pushy, rude, and condescending; information could fit on one page]
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
Gone Girl
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Orphan Master's Son
A Streetcar Named Desire
In the Time of the Butterflies
Hamilton -- Rob Chernow
Gratitude -- Oliver Sacks
Dead Oak -- Jenny Mathis [hated -- awful stereotypes and an ending about as satisfying as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull]
A Slip of the Keyboard -- Terry Pratchett
Griftopia -- Matt Taibbi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- Douglas Adams
13 Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
39. Battle Royale
40. The Mind's Eye --Oliver Sacks
41. Amusing Ourselves to Death
42. The Miracle Morning -- hated  A HUGE and offensive* waste of time. I've been interested in adding meditation to my routine and this was recommended. It mentions meditation, but mostly it's a long, repetitive, poorly written, offensive sales pitch. I haven't been commenting on my books, but I don't want anyone to read this list and think, "Hey, that looks interesting." I'll add some more comments above for books I hated.

This week my students are turning in short stories, so I probably won't get much book reading in.
43. Meditation: A Beginner's guide Not enough info
44. The Fibro Fix Nothing new, though it helped confirm Fibro is probably the right diagnosis
45. Man in the High Castle
46. The Doors of Perception -- Huxley
47. Proust and the Squid -- Fascinating!
48. Superfreakonomics (in Spanish)
49. Think Like a Freak
50. Heartless - Marisa Meyer


I'll still be reading, of course, but I've hit my 50 and may not post everything. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on May 16, 2017, 06:34:52 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on May 17, 2017, 10:35:06 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on May 19, 2017, 05:17:42 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on May 21, 2017, 04:34:41 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on May 21, 2017, 06:09:23 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on May 22, 2017, 09:42:12 AM
22. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Rosy on May 22, 2017, 07:05:46 PM

1. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

A tale focused on two women on a tobacco plantation in Virginia, slavery and white indentured servitude, 1790 to 1810. Family secrets, loyalty, love, hate, rape, missed opportunities, murder, dashed hopes, choices and their consequences. A wild ride of melodramatic twists and turns, a real page turner. In my eyes a literary master piece ...

2. The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton

If you like fast paced thrillers you will love this one.  It's the usual fare, tough language and a slightly improbable, but fun, imaginative plot. Tight read, but a bit too violent for my taste - regardless, edgy crime noir and a fun read. I'll see if my library has any of his other books.

3. Undeniable by Bill Nye - Evolution and the Science of Creation - not what I expected, interesting chapters, but somehow lacks cohesiveness. It seems like it is written for children, maybe it is a youth genre?and I didn't notice?
4. Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman - about the mysterious life of Huguette Clark an American Heiress - haven't begun reading...

5. Apple Cider Vinegar - by Paul C. Bragg - Dreadful format, but useful information. The only way to get anything out of this book is to mark the passages of interest to you. At first, it appeared to be mostly old advertising for the Bragg's brand of "mother" vinegar, but it is actually updated and has helpful references and information.
I bought it primarily, because I intend to start a regimen of taking a spoonful of the vinegar, along with some diet and exercise changes - but this book is not an easy read, it is rather helter skelter, but all in all it does have the information I was looking for.

Historical Romance Books: I struck out with all three of these ...
6. Hard-Headed Highlander by Julia London - Dragging on - repetitive -  wish I hadn't spent my time and money on this book. Note to Self - no more Julia London books.
7.The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki
Only mildly entertaining to read - too long and too repetitive - a good editor could have turned this one into a tight, crisp, flowing read. I will avoid this author in the future.
8. Immortal Unchained by Lyndsay Sands - I refuse to waste my time and finish reading this.
 


See updates above - one book remaining, then I'll start with the next batch - this time from the library:).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Rosy on May 22, 2017, 07:07:21 PM
21. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

I found this book very interesting, if at times repetitive. Years later, I still find myself thinking about some of his main arguments. Fascinating book.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks for the tip:) - I'll see if my library has it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Overflow on May 23, 2017, 06:04:56 AM

1. The Churchhill Factor, Boris Johnson
2. Building Wealth One House at a Time, John Schaub
3. Shoe Dog, Phil Knight
4. Gospel, JD Greer
5. Trayvane, Robert Ludlum
6. Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek
7. Essentialism (for the 3rd time), Greg McKeown
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
9. The Girl on The Train
10. The 4 Hour Body (50%) - Gave up on this one.
11. Maze Runner
12. The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2)
13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (5%)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Vertical Mode on May 23, 2017, 09:18:43 PM
I'm in! Moving to within a stone's throw of our local public library in a couple of months, so hopefully I can stay on the wagon since I'll have no excuses!

No standard format it appears, so I guess I'll just post what I'm currently reading?

1. Building Construction Before Mechanization - John Fitchen

Updating with a hefty list, sorry I've been so busy I haven't been back to check in! Here we go:

2. Do-It-Yourself Hedge Funds, by Wayne P. Weddington III
3. The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley
4. The Investor’s Manifesto, by William J. Bernstein
5. The Affluent Investor, by Phil DeMuth, Ph.D.
6. An Embarrassment of Riches, by Alexander Green
7. Wealth Secrets of the Affluent: Keys to Fortune Building and Asset Protection, by Christopher Jarvis and David Mandell
8. Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design, by Norman K. Booth (read it cover to cover while preparing for a test, that counts right?!)
9. In The Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall, by Dan Snow
10. The Art and Craft of Stonework, by David Reed
11. The Complete Tightwad Gazette, by Amy Dacyczyn

Working on Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. Will check in when that's done. Also queued up - A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin), Zero to One (Peter Thiel), and a few others I have checked out of the library at the moment.

Happy page turning, all!

12. Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins
13. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel
14. A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin (now I see what all the hype was about!)

Working on getting through some miscellaneous nonfiction I have out from the library before the rest of the GoT series draws me in.

15. Invention By Design: How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing, by Henry Petroski
16. Why Things Break: Understanding the World by the Way it Comes Apart, by Mark Eberhart

Enjoyed both of these books, Eberhart's writing was more fluid and engaging despite the sometimes esoteric content. Up next: continuing the Game of Thrones series, then probably a whole bunch of nonfiction from the library.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on May 24, 2017, 06:12:10 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on May 25, 2017, 03:33:09 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on May 25, 2017, 05:58:37 PM

1. The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
20. Embroideries (Marjane Satrapi)
21. I Was the Cat (Tobin & Dewey)
22. Vacationers (Emma Straub)
23. Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)
24. Weetsie Bat (Francesca Lia Block)
25. And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
26. Destination Unknown (Agatha Christie)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on May 26, 2017, 10:54:52 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.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on May 27, 2017, 07:58:35 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on May 27, 2017, 10:04:43 AM
31.  G.M. Malliet, Death of a Cozy Writer
32.  Karen Harper, The Poyson Garden
33.  Karen Harper, The Tidal Poole
34.  Laurell K. Hamilton, Affliction
35.  David Handler, The Cold Blue Blood
36.  David Handler, The Hot Pink Farmhouse
37.  David Handler, The Bright Silver Star
Title: 150 books in 147 days.
Post by: Dave1442397 on May 27, 2017, 08:07:08 PM
It's been fun keeping track of my reading. 150 books in 147 days, and 218 days to go. I'll post again at the end of the year.

1   01/01/17   Garton, Ray   Bestial
2   01/02/17   Schow, David J.   Seeing Red
3   01/02/17   Hagberg, David   24 Hours
4   01/03/17   Hagberg, David   End Game
5   01/03/17   Roche, Stephen   Born to Ride
6   01/04/17   Garfield, Brian   Tripwire
7   01/06/17   Hunter, Stephen   I, Ripper
8   01/06/17   Chizmar, Richard   Darkness Whispers
9   01/07/17   Crumley, James   Dancing Bear
10   01/08/17   Rollins, James   War Hawk
11   01/10/17   Garfield, Brian   The Last Hard Men
12   01/10/17   Miller, Rex   Iceman
13   01/11/17   Wendig, Chuck   Zeroes
14   01/11/17   Wohlsdorf, Gina   Security
15   01/12/17   Abel, James   Cold Silence
16   01/14/17   Morris, Keith Lee   Travelers Rest
17   01/15/17   Burke, James Lee   The Jealous Kind
18   01/16/17   Cutter, Nick   Little Heaven
19   01/16/17   Hamilton, Steve   A Stolen Season
20   01/17/17   McDermott, Alan   Trojan
21   01/18/17   Deaver, Jeffery   The Steel Kiss
22   01/19/17   Hurwitz, Gregg   The Nowhere Man
23   01/20/17   Stewart, Chris   Driving over Lemons
24   01/21/17   Dazieri, Sandrone   Kill the Father
25   01/22/17   Garton, Ray   Lot Lizards
26   01/22/17   Moore, Jonathan   The Dark Room
27   01/23/17   Sturgeon, Theodore   I, Libertine
28   01/24/17   Kraus, Daniel   The Monster Variations
29   01/25/17   Abrahams, Tom   Spaceman
30   01/25/17   Carpenter, Stephen   Killer
31   01/26/17   Carr, Caleb   Surrender, New York
32   01/27/17   Reardon, Scott   The Prometheus Man
33   01/28/17   Hilleman, Andrew   World, Chase me Down
34   01/29/17   Whitehead, Colson   The Underground Railroad
35   01/29/17   Dorsey, Tim   Clownfish Blues
36   01/30/17   O'Brien, Tim   The Things They Carried
37   01/30/17   Gorman, Ed   Sleeping Dogs
38   01/31/17   Gorman, Ed   The Day the Music Died
39   02/01/17   Seeley, Nick   Cambodia Noir
40   02/01/17   Freed, David   Hot Start
41   02/01/17   Farnsworth, Christopher   KILLFILE
42   02/02/17   Van Lustbader, Eric   Any Minute Now
43   02/03/17   Deady, Tom   Haven
44   02/03/17   Lida, David   One Life
45   02/04/17   Ho-Kei, Chan   The Borrowed
46   02/05/17   Zander, Joakim   The Believer
47   02/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
48   02/06/17   Garton, Ray   Night Life
49   02/07/17   Hawker, LS   End of the Road
50   02/07/17   Barton, Fiona   The Widow
51   02/08/17   Clarkson, John   Bronx Requiem
52   02/09/17   Gardner, Lisa   Right Behind You
53   02/10/17   Holms, Garret   Grant of Immunity
54   02/11/17   Gorman, Ed   Wake Up, Little Susie
55   02/11/17   Eade, Kenneth   Paladine
56   02/15/17   Mark, David   Cruel Mercy
57   02/17/17   Knight, Phil   Shoe Dog
58   02/19/17   Kellerman, Jonathan   Heartbreak Hotel
59   02/20/17   Dickinson, Robert   The Tourist
60   02/21/17   Clarkson, John   Reed's Promise
61   02/22/17   L'Etoile, James   At What Cost
62   02/22/17   Asher, Neal   The Departure
63   02/23/17   Gorman, Ed   Save the Last Dance for Me
64   02/24/17   Asher, Neal   Zero Point
65   02/24/17   Gorman, Ed   Everybody's Somebody's Fool
66   02/24/17   Asher, Neal   Polity Agent
67   02/25/17   Asher, Neal   Jupiter War
68   02/27/17   Knott, Robert   Revelation
69   02/28/17   Gorman, Ed   Breaking Up is Hard to Do
70   03/04/17   Berry, Steve   The Alexandria Link
71   03/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Fools Rush In
72   03/06/17   Gorman, Ed   Ticket to Ride
73   03/07/17   Wayne, Teddy   Loner, A Novel
74   03/07/17   Gorman, Ed   Bad Moon Rising
75   03/09/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Prime
76   03/10/17   Winters, Ben H   Underground Airlines
77   03/11/17   Axat, Federico   Kill the Next One
78   03/11/17   Wilson, Carter   Revelation
79   03/11/17   Russ, Ted   Spirit Mission
80   03/12/17   Mizushima, Margaret   Stalking Ground
81   03/13/17   Mosby, Steve   The Reckoning on Cane Hill
82   03/14/17   Giambanco, Valentina   Blood and Bone
83   03/16/17   Robin, Dominguez, Tilford   Your Money or Your Life
84   03/17/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Pulse
85   03/18/17   Franklin, Tom   Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
86   03/18/17   Schulman, J. Neil   The Robert Heinlein Interview
87   03/19/17   Barry, Sebastian   Days Without End
88   03/21/17   Flynn, Vince   Order to Kill
89   03/21/17   Carpenter, Stephen   Killer In The Hills
90   03/22/17   Garfield, Brian   The Vanquished
91   03/22/17   Donovan, Jim   Take charge of your destiny
92   03/24/17   Lehane, Dennis   World Gone By
93   03/25/17   Jackson, David   A Tapping At My Door
94   03/26/17   Matheson, Richard   Button, Button
95   03/28/17   Garton, Ray   Crucifax
96   03/29/17   Nelson, John   i, Human
97   03/30/17   Parks, Brad   Say Nothing
98   03/31/17   Franze, Anthony   The Outsider
99   04/01/17   Perry, Thomas   The Old Man
100   04/02/17   Tinti, Hannah   The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
101   04/03/17   Rekulak, Jason   The Impossible Fortress
102   04/04/17   Rosenstiel, Tom   Shining City
103   04/05/17   Hosking, Jay   Three Years with the Rat
104   04/06/17   Grebe, Camilla   The Ice Beneath Her
105   04/07/17   Lebbon, Tim   Relics
106   04/08/17   Scalzi, John   The Collapsing Empire
107   04/10/17   Iles, Greg   Mississippi Blood
108   04/12/17   Cussler, Clive   The Cutthroat
109   04/13/17   Box, C.J.   Vicious Circle
110   04/15/17   Deaver, Jeffery   The Burial Hour
111   04/17/17   Meyer, Deon   The Cobra
112   04/18/17   White, Randy Wayne   Mangrove Lightning
113   04/18/17   Hunsicker, Harry   The Devil's Country
114   04/18/17   Block, Lawrence   Resume Speed
115   04/19/17   Block, Lawrence   Sinner Man
116   04/19/17   Scrivner Love, Melissa   LOLA
117   04/20/17   Alzamora, Sebastia   Blood Crime
118   04/20/17   Woods, Stuart   Fast and Loose
119   04/21/17   Mack Jones, Stephen   August Snow
120   04/22/17   Golden, Christopher   Ararat
121   04/23/17   Suarez, Daniel   Change Agent
122   04/24/17   Baldacci, David   The Fix
123   04/26/17   Parks, Brad   The Good Cop
124   04/27/17   Sandford, John   Golden Prey
125   04/29/17   Berry, Steve   The Lost Order
126   04/30/17   Hutchinson, Michael   Re: Cyclists
127   04/30/17   Osbourne, Kelly   There is no F*cking Secret
128   05/02/17   Nesbo, Jo   The Thirst
129   05/03/17   Lester, Kent   The Seventh Sun
130   05/04/17   Johnstone, William W.   Blood Valley
131   05/08/17   Kerr, Philip   Prussian Blue
132   05/10/17   Rowling, J.K.   The Casual Vacancy
133   05/11/17   Doran, Jamie   Starman
134   05/11/17   Jance, J.A.   Man Overboard
135   05/12/17   Church, James   The Gentleman from Japan
136   05/13/17   Parks, Brad   The Nightgown
137   05/14/17   Parks, Brad   Faces of the Gone
138   05/15/17   Gaiman, Neil   Norse Mythology
139   05/16/17   Segaloff, Nat   A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison
140   05/17/17   Tolkien, Simon   No Man's Land
141   05/18/17   Robinson, Jeremy   Instinct
142   05/19/17   Child, Lee   No Middle Name - Jack Reacher short stories
143   05/20/17   Turow, Scott   Testimony
144   05/21/17   King, Stephen & Chizmar, Richard   Gwendy's Button Box
145   05/22/17   Robertson, L.F.   Two Lost Boys
146   05/24/17   Nesmith, Michael   Infinite Tuesday
147   05/25/17   Child, Lincoln   Full Wolf Moon
148   05/26/17   Hamilton, Steve   Exit Strategy
149   05/26/17   Crichton, Michael   Dragon Teeth
150   05/27/17   Simone, Daniel   The Pierre Hotel Affair


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on May 28, 2017, 06:27:50 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on May 29, 2017, 12:45:01 AM

1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Prideand Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on May 29, 2017, 05:49:35 AM
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
I totally got a kick out of that one. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on May 29, 2017, 01:18:24 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)


21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
I totally got a kick out of that one. :)

Yeah, it was pretty unique.  Definitely not what I expected from the first few chapters.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on May 29, 2017, 03:30:11 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on May 30, 2017, 06:38:40 AM

Currently Reading:

20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien 

This is a re-read for me, but I am listening to an  in-depth seminar podcast  (http://pointnorthmedia.com/category/podcasts/there-and-back-again/)about it. Will only read ~1 chapter/week to keep up with seminar, so I will also pick up other books at the same time.

Thanks for the link to that podcast. I am also reading this currently for the first time in about 15 years.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on June 01, 2017, 06:20:50 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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 (The Mortal Instruments #1)

Currently reading The Fellowship of the Rings and City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments #2), both of which are re-reads for me but are books I haven't read in a long time.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Carolina on My Mind on June 01, 2017, 07:22:47 PM
My list so far:

1.   Flashman and the Angel of the Lord – George MacDonald Fraser
2.   Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
3.   Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health – B.K.S. Iyengar
4.   Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
5.   Second Nature – Michael Pollan
6.   Wild Fermentation – Sandor Katz
7.   It Can’t Happen Here – Sinclair Lewis
8.   Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
9.   The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
10.   In the Garden of Beasts – Erik Larsen
11.   Independent People – Haldor Laxness
12.   Traveling to Work:  Diaries – Michael Palin
13.   The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
14.   Moonglow – Michael Chabon
15.   Evicted – Matthew Desmond
16.   Making It – Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen
17.   In Other Words – Jhumpa Lahiri
18.   Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
19.   Avid Reader – Robert Gottlieb
20.   The Argonauts – Maggie Nelson

Update:
21.   Spark Joy – Marie Kondo
22.   True Grit – Charles Portis
23.   The Red Parts – Maggie Nelson
24.   Not My Father’s Son – Alan Cumming
25.   Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief – Katy Bowman (a real page turner! ;)
26.   Strangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith
27.   The Vegetarian – Han Kang
28.   The Madwoman in the Volvo – Sandra Tsing Loh
29.   The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
30.   Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain

For those interested in recommendations, the best books I've read so far this year have been Americanah, Independent People, Underground Railroad, Moonglow, Evicted, The Argonauts, True Grit, Not My Father's Son, The Vegetarian, and The Sympathizer.  Avid Reader was also pretty good, and as a memoir of a literary career it gave me a bunch of ideas for books to read (including True Grit) or reread.

The only real dog on my list so far was In the Garden of Beasts.  Hated it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Raenia on June 02, 2017, 07:49:38 AM
I'm super late to the party here, but gonna give it a try anyway!  I started writing down what I was reading in May, so I only have to read... 6-7 books a month?  We'll see!

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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on June 02, 2017, 12:56:39 PM
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: trashmanz on June 02, 2017, 03:11:44 PM

Currently Reading:

20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien 

This is a re-read for me, but I am listening to an  in-depth seminar podcast  (http://pointnorthmedia.com/category/podcasts/there-and-back-again/)about it. Will only read ~1 chapter/week to keep up with seminar, so I will also pick up other books at the same time.

Thanks for the link to that podcast. I am also reading this currently for the first time in about 15 years.

You are only 15 years old?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on June 03, 2017, 02:52:26 PM

You are only 15 years old?

What? No, I'm in my late 20s.

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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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 (The Mortal Instruments #1)
37. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on June 04, 2017, 02:31:35 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on June 04, 2017, 04:35:11 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on June 04, 2017, 07:25:04 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on June 05, 2017, 03:55:55 AM
It's been a while and I lost track of some of the books I read, especially the english ones but here it is.

ENG

FR*

* English title (if applicable) in italics
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on June 05, 2017, 05:16:50 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on June 05, 2017, 08:00:03 PM
When do people do their reading? I am looking for ideas as to how to fit in reading time. I'll be lucky to hit 20 books this year. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on June 05, 2017, 08:09:23 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.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on June 05, 2017, 08:12:04 PM
When do people do their reading? I am looking for ideas as to how to fit in reading time. I'll be lucky to hit 20 books this year.

I do most of my reading before bed. Occasionally I get a morning to "sleep in" when my husband is home and gets up with our son, which usually means I wake up 30 minutes later than usual and lay in bed reading. Too hard to change my internal alarm clock! I'll be honest that I've made an effort to read a lot more this year because of this challenge.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on June 06, 2017, 06:35:52 AM
When do people do their reading? I am looking for ideas as to how to fit in reading time. I'll be lucky to hit 20 books this year.

I do most of mine at night before bed as well. I also listen to audiobooks too since I have a 25 minute commute.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Dave1442397 on June 06, 2017, 01:36:52 PM
When do people do their reading? I am looking for ideas as to how to fit in reading time. I'll be lucky to hit 20 books this year.

Any time I have a break during the day, and then usually a few hours in the evening/night.

I just got home from jury duty today. I didn't get called, so from 7:45am to 2:30pm, I read. A lot :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on June 07, 2017, 06:07:15 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on June 08, 2017, 09:44:51 AM
When do people do their reading? I am looking for ideas as to how to fit in reading time. I'll be lucky to hit 20 books this year.

Some days the only chance I get is on the bus to and from work, 15-20 min twice a day. Lately I've been listening to more audiobooks while I cook, clean, drive, or work on projects. Once I get into a really good book I'll sneak in a chapter before bed, spend an evening, or Sunday morning reading, read on my lunch hour, or while waiting for appointments.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Mezzie on June 08, 2017, 06:07:10 PM
When do people do their reading? I am looking for ideas as to how to fit in reading time. I'll be lucky to hit 20 books this year.

In the morning, in the afternoon, on my break, on the bus or train, before bed, in the car (I listen to audiobooks when I drive).

The real question is how I find time to do anything else. :p
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on June 10, 2017, 03:15:53 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on June 10, 2017, 04:10:36 PM
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on June 10, 2017, 06:44:39 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
24. A Better World by Marcus Sakey (6/10)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on June 11, 2017, 12:52:56 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Raenia on June 12, 2017, 02:38:20 PM
I'm super late to the party here, but gonna give it a try anyway!  I started writing down what I was reading in May, so I only have to read... 6-7 books a month?  We'll see!

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

How often do you update your lists?  Monthly?  Every time you finish a book?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Dave1442397 on June 12, 2017, 03:55:13 PM
How often do you update your lists?  Monthly?  Every time you finish a book?

Every time I finish a book. This is my first year ever keeping track like this, so I don't want to leave anything out :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: trashmanz on June 12, 2017, 05:31:32 PM
I'm super late to the party here, but gonna give it a try anyway!  I started writing down what I was reading in May, so I only have to read... 6-7 books a month?  We'll see!

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

How often do you update your lists?  Monthly?  Every time you finish a book?

I have my books read in goodreads and just mark them as "read" as I go along.  Goodreads has annual book challenges too and lets you know when you are ahead or behind your goal. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: trashmanz on June 12, 2017, 06:19:19 PM
Favourites are starred below.

1. Catch 22- Joseph Heller***
2. Macbeth - Shakespeare (re-read)
3. The Book Thief -Markus Zusak (re-read)
4. Midnight's Children -Salman Rushdie
5. Ile - Eugene O'Neill
6. The Good Earth - Pearl S Buck ***
7. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman - Lindy West ***
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz ***
9. Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W Durrow ***
11. No One Is Here Except All of Us - Ramona Ausubel
12. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13. Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit ***
14. M Train - Patti Smith
15. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne***
16. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest - Dan Buettner
17. Dracula - Bram Stoker ***
18. The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions - Rebecca Solnit
19. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton ***
20. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien (re-read)

Currently Reading:

21. The Circle - Dave Eggers

Good luck, I couldn't find many redeeming qualities about that book.  At least the movie has Emma Watson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on June 12, 2017, 09:12:14 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on June 13, 2017, 06:38:35 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Carolina on My Mind on June 13, 2017, 10:21:58 AM
How often do you update your lists?  Monthly?  Every time you finish a book?

I post an update to the group after every ten books read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Carolina on My Mind on June 13, 2017, 10:25:40 AM
Peter Carey is awesome.

Yes, he is -- I need to read more of his stuff.  I've only read True History of the Kelly Gang, which I loved.

I recommend Oscar & Lucinda. It's set in the late 19th century *I think*. Chemistry of Tears is set in modern day but has an historical fiction element.

Thanks for the rec -- I'm putting it on my list.

 

Just want to say thanks again for recommending Oscar and Lucinda -- I'm reading it now, and it's fantastic!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on June 13, 2017, 04:05:15 PM
23. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
24. A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on June 13, 2017, 07:54:58 PM
Peter Carey is awesome.

Yes, he is -- I need to read more of his stuff.  I've only read True History of the Kelly Gang, which I loved.

I recommend Oscar & Lucinda. It's set in the late 19th century *I think*. Chemistry of Tears is set in modern day but has an historical fiction element.

Thanks for the rec -- I'm putting it on my list.

 

Just want to say thanks again for recommending Oscar and Lucinda -- I'm reading it now, and it's fantastic!

Yay! I might re-read it soon..
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: nara on June 13, 2017, 08:02:18 PM
The Stranger in The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit (currently reading and thumbs up!!!)

I heard the story on NPR and it's pretty amazing. A guy disappeared into the woods and lived there for almost 30 years. He would burglarize vacation homes nearby in the off season only taking what he truly needed for survival and locking the door up after he left. Owners of the homes would actually leave him notes asking him to tell them what he needed--but he needed responded. The freedom of just being able to leave society to disappear into the woods kind of reminds me of FI!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on June 14, 2017, 06:37:23 AM
The Stranger in The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit (currently reading and thumbs up!!!)

I heard the story on NPR and it's pretty amazing. A guy disappeared into the woods and lived there for almost 30 years. He would burglarize vacation homes nearby in the off season only taking what he truly needed for survival and locking the door up after he left. Owners of the homes would actually leave him notes asking him to tell them what he needed--but he needed responded. The freedom of just being able to leave society to disappear into the woods kind of reminds me of FI!

I read a long article about that several years ago! Didn't know there was a book now. Very interesting guy, I'll have to check out the book.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on June 15, 2017, 11:18:23 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on June 16, 2017, 08:26:45 AM
Slowly getting back to reading interesting books but mostly feel good ones. not enough stamina for something else.

ENG

FR*

* English title (if applicable) in italics
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on June 16, 2017, 10:37:15 AM
25. The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on June 16, 2017, 07:53:47 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.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on June 17, 2017, 01:23:18 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
24. A Better World by Marcus Sakey (6/10)
25. Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey (6/17)

Halfway mark!  I'm currently reading three or four books, I'll see if I can finish them all before July.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: riverffashion on June 17, 2017, 06:03:21 PM
1. The Party (Christopher Pike)
2. The Dance (Christopher Pike)
3. The Graduation (Christopher Pike)
4. The Bookseller (Cynthia Swanson)
5. Die Softly (Christopher Pike)
6. Down a Dark Hall (Lois Duncan)
7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8. Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan)
9. So Pretty It Hurts (Kate White)
10. A Body To Die For (Kate White)
11. Locked In Time. (Lois Duncan)
12. I Know what you did last summer (Lois Duncan)
13. Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan)
14. Paris in Love (Eloisa James)
15. Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan)
16. Ransom (Lois Duncan)
17. The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
18. Killing & Dying (Adrian Tomine)
19. The Third Eye (Lois Duncan)
20. Embroideries (Marjane Satrapi)
21. I Was the Cat (Tobin & Dewey)
22. Vacationers (Emma Straub)
23. Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)
24. Weetsie Bat (Francesca Lia Block)
25. Ten Little Indians/ And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
26. Destination Unknown/ So Many Steps to Death (Agatha Christie)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Vertical Mode on June 19, 2017, 08:06:42 AM
I'm in! Moving to within a stone's throw of our local public library in a couple of months, so hopefully I can stay on the wagon since I'll have no excuses!

No standard format it appears, so I guess I'll just post what I'm currently reading?

1. Building Construction Before Mechanization - John Fitchen

Updating with a hefty list, sorry I've been so busy I haven't been back to check in! Here we go:

2. Do-It-Yourself Hedge Funds, by Wayne P. Weddington III
3. The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley
4. The Investor’s Manifesto, by William J. Bernstein
5. The Affluent Investor, by Phil DeMuth, Ph.D.
6. An Embarrassment of Riches, by Alexander Green
7. Wealth Secrets of the Affluent: Keys to Fortune Building and Asset Protection, by Christopher Jarvis and David Mandell
8. Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design, by Norman K. Booth (read it cover to cover while preparing for a test, that counts right?!)
9. In The Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall, by Dan Snow
10. The Art and Craft of Stonework, by David Reed
11. The Complete Tightwad Gazette, by Amy Dacyczyn

Working on Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. Will check in when that's done. Also queued up - A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin), Zero to One (Peter Thiel), and a few others I have checked out of the library at the moment.

Happy page turning, all!

12. Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins
13. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel
14. A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin (now I see what all the hype was about!)

Working on getting through some miscellaneous nonfiction I have out from the library before the rest of the GoT series draws me in.

15. Invention By Design: How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing, by Henry Petroski
16. Why Things Break: Understanding the World by the Way it Comes Apart, by Mark Eberhart

Enjoyed both of these books, Eberhart's writing was more fluid and engaging despite the sometimes esoteric content. Up next: continuing the Game of Thrones series, then probably a whole bunch of nonfiction from the library.

17. The Four Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss
18. The Atlas of Remote Islands, by Judith Schalansky
19. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on June 20, 2017, 11:03:09 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on June 21, 2017, 01:47:33 PM
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on June 24, 2017, 09:15:35 AM
38.  David Handler, The Burnt Orange Sunrise
39.  Andrew Sean Greer, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
40.  Peter Abresch, Bloody Bonsai
41.  Nora Roberts, Dance Upon the Air
42.  Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable:  Understanding The 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
43.  Jayne Castle, The Hot Zone
44.  J.D. Robb, Echoes in Death
45.  Jayne Castle, Siren's Call
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on June 25, 2017, 03:06:50 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
24. A Better World by Marcus Sakey (6/10)
25. Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey (6/17)
26. Thousand Miler by Melanie McManus (6/25)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on June 28, 2017, 06:48:22 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on June 28, 2017, 10:00:27 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)

12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. Bit dark, features child abuse. Well written as always, reminded me a bit of Tim Winton.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Raenia on June 29, 2017, 05:58:48 AM
I'm super late to the party here, but gonna give it a try anyway!  I started writing down what I was reading in May, so I only have to read... 6-7 books a month?  We'll see!

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

How often do you update your lists?  Monthly?  Every time you finish a book?

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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on June 29, 2017, 05:48:01 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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 (The Maze Runner #4)

Currently reading The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on June 30, 2017, 11:43:34 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on June 30, 2017, 06:06:10 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on July 02, 2017, 09:24:16 AM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
24. A Better World by Marcus Sakey (6/10)
25. Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey (6/17)
26. Thousand Miler by Melanie McManus (6/25)
27. Kindred by Octavia Butler (6/30)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on July 02, 2017, 03:59:44 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. Bit dark, features child abuse. Well written as always, reminded me a bit of Tim Winton. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17) Supposed to be (darkly) humorous, I didn't even crack a smile. What's funny about suicide, depression and obsessive mental health disorders?? Not a bad story but it took me a while to get into it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on July 04, 2017, 09:54:20 AM
Still longing for more books in English but cannot resolve to buy them.

ENG

FR*

* English title (if applicable) in italics
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Vertical Mode on July 05, 2017, 09:18:36 PM
I'm in! Moving to within a stone's throw of our local public library in a couple of months, so hopefully I can stay on the wagon since I'll have no excuses!

No standard format it appears, so I guess I'll just post what I'm currently reading?

1. Building Construction Before Mechanization - John Fitchen

Updating with a hefty list, sorry I've been so busy I haven't been back to check in! Here we go:

2. Do-It-Yourself Hedge Funds, by Wayne P. Weddington III
3. The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley
4. The Investor’s Manifesto, by William J. Bernstein
5. The Affluent Investor, by Phil DeMuth, Ph.D.
6. An Embarrassment of Riches, by Alexander Green
7. Wealth Secrets of the Affluent: Keys to Fortune Building and Asset Protection, by Christopher Jarvis and David Mandell
8. Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design, by Norman K. Booth (read it cover to cover while preparing for a test, that counts right?!)
9. In The Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall, by Dan Snow
10. The Art and Craft of Stonework, by David Reed
11. The Complete Tightwad Gazette, by Amy Dacyczyn

Working on Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. Will check in when that's done. Also queued up - A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin), Zero to One (Peter Thiel), and a few others I have checked out of the library at the moment.

Happy page turning, all!

12. Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins
13. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel
14. A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin (now I see what all the hype was about!)

Working on getting through some miscellaneous nonfiction I have out from the library before the rest of the GoT series draws me in.

15. Invention By Design: How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing, by Henry Petroski
16. Why Things Break: Understanding the World by the Way it Comes Apart, by Mark Eberhart

Enjoyed both of these books, Eberhart's writing was more fluid and engaging despite the sometimes esoteric content. Up next: continuing the Game of Thrones series, then probably a whole bunch of nonfiction from the library.

17. The Four Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss
18. The Atlas of Remote Islands, by Judith Schalansky
19. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan

20. Science in the Pleasure Ground: A History of the Arnold Arboretum, by Ida Hay

Next up, I have Four Hour Body (Tim Ferriss) and a book on Eco-Houses, which I am very much looking forward to.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on July 08, 2017, 11:50:17 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on July 08, 2017, 08:10:03 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. Bit dark, features child abuse. Well written as always, reminded me a bit of Tim Winton. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17) Supposed to be (darkly) humorous, I didn't even crack a smile. What's funny about suicide, depression and obsessive mental health disorders?? Not a bad story but it took me a while to get into it.
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17) A sort of murder mystery with Feelings. Not as suspenseful as her previous novel 'Sister", which I really enjoyed.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on July 09, 2017, 10:40:16 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on July 09, 2017, 11:38:22 AM
46.  John Updike, My Father's Tears and other stories
47.  Mary Oliver, Dog Songs
48.  Alex Gino, George
49.  Rhys Bowen, City of Darkness and Light
50.  Karen Harper, The Thorne Maze
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on July 10, 2017, 06:52:05 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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)

Currently reading The Two Towers (still) and I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on July 12, 2017, 06:20:38 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on July 14, 2017, 07:09:20 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)

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: TheBuddha on July 15, 2017, 12:36:39 AM
38. The Way of Kings By Sanderson, Brandon (audiobook)

I can't wait for the next book in this series! It's supposed to come out in November. I'm not really into Fantasy, but I bought the audiobooks on sale and was really drawn in.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: MgoSam on July 15, 2017, 07:29:42 AM
1.   The Box by Marc Levinson- Finished 1/15/17
2.   The theft of swords
3.   Outliers by Malcom gladwell-01/25/17
4.   Elantris by  Brandon Sanderson - 1/25/17
5.   Wild by Cheryl strayed- 01/27/17
6.   Means of Ascent by Robert Caro- Finished 02/08/17
7.   Merchants of Doubt by Naomi oreskes- 2/10/17
8.   Everybody Behaves Badly- 2/12/17
9.   A memory of light by Robert Jordan 2/16/17
10.   Linchpin by Seth Godin -  finished 2/16/17
11.   No lands man-2/17/17
12.   Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg- 2/19/17
13.   Night Bird by Freeman- 2/23/17
14.   The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Bauby- Finished 2/25/17
15.   Gunmetal gray by Mark grealey- 2/27/17
16.   Tribes by Seth Godin-3/1/17
17.   The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons- 3/7/17
18.   When the borough breaks- 03/15/17
19.   Declutter your mind- 03/16/17
20.   Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor- 3/18/17
21.   Superforecasters 3/21/17
22.   The tipping point by Malcom gladwell 3/22/17
23.   The Dictator's Handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita- 3/29/17
24.   How make a good brain great-4/8/17
25.   Traitor Baru Cormorant - 4/10/17
26.   The ultramind solution by Dr Mark hyman- 4/13/17
27.   The wright Brothers by David McCullough - 04/17/17
28.   Happy city by Charles Montgomery - 04/18/17
29.   Nudges by Richard thaler 04/18/17
30.   Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, PHD- 04/20/17
31.   Night school by Lee Child 04/20/17
32.   New confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins 04/23/17
33.   An accidental death 04/25/17
34.   Playing for pizza by John Grisham 04/26/17
35.   Queens poisoner 04/28/17
36.   A Criminal Defense by William Myers Jr- 05/01/17
37.   Drive by Pink- 05/10/17
38.   When Breath Becomes Air- 5/14/17
39.   Crucial Conversations 05/15/17
40.   Dune by Frank Herbert 05/15/17
41.   Quiet by Susan Cain- Finished 05/17/17
42.   Payoff by Dan Arriely- 05/21/17
43.   In Farleigh Field- 05/22/17
44.   David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell- 05/22/17
45.   Morning Star by Pierce Brown- 05/23/17
46.   The vegetarian by han Kang 06/04/17
47.   Closed and common orbit 06/08/17
48.   Eveyln Marsh by Clemens- 06/12/17
49.   A more beautiful question by Warren berger 06/16/17
50.   Carrie by Stephen King- 06/22/17
51.   Untethered soul
52.   No Middle Name by Lee Child 07/01/17
53.   Shining city 07/02/17
54.   Blood test by Kellerman 07/04/17
55.   Sunset Express by Robert Crais 07/05/17
56.   Camino Island by John Grisham- 07/14/17
57.   Ambassador’s Wife by Jake Needham- 07/15/17
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on July 15, 2017, 04:17:37 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on July 16, 2017, 08:40:49 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. Bit dark, features child abuse. Well written as always, reminded me a bit of Tim Winton. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17) Supposed to be (darkly) humorous, I didn't even crack a smile. What's funny about suicide, depression and obsessive mental health disorders?? Not a bad story but it took me a while to get into it.
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17) A sort of murder mystery with Feelings. Not as suspenseful as her previous novel 'Sister", which I really enjoyed.
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17) Begins like the movie 28 Days Later with a guy waking in hospital to a desolate London. But instead of zombies there are triffids. I had to finish it in the hope of a happy ending because I was too scared to leave the house!
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner. Lots of great info for someone trying to build a sustainable home. Bit of conflicting info due to the inclusions from manufacturers spruiking their wares and also from academics who may not have ever laid a brick, so to speak, but overall it's a useful tome.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Raenia on July 17, 2017, 07:30:13 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on July 17, 2017, 04:13:55 PM
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- 75% so far
21. It Starts with the Egg- 66% so far
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on July 19, 2017, 06:15:58 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 Fanny. 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!? Still have the last book to read, but really fantastic books)
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. Loved the movie. Book is totally different, but my mouth was literally hanging open in surprise at the end.)
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 (Second time reading this. The first time I read it I cried in bed for a day and texted my boyfriend and told him to never time travel).
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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on July 20, 2017, 02:09:00 PM
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- 75% so far
21. It Starts with the Egg- 7/19/17
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on July 20, 2017, 05:40:59 PM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
24. A Better World by Marcus Sakey (6/10)
25. Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey (6/17)
26. Thousand Miler by Melanie McManus (6/25)
27. Kindred by Octavia Butler (6/30)
28. So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport (7/20)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: B-May on July 23, 2017, 01:56:07 AM
1.The Thief’s Daughter, Jeff Wheeler  (02/01/2017)
2. The King’s Traitor, Jeff Wheeler (05/01/2017)
3. The Maid’s War, Jeff Wheeler (21/01/2017)
4. Girt, David Hunt (29/01/2017)
 
5. The Spy, Paulo Coelho (6/02/2017)
6. Phantom Limb, Lucinda Berry (14/02/2017)
7. Day After Never: Blood Honor, Russell Blake (28/02/2017)

8. Sand, Hugh Howey (06/03/2017)
9. BattleAxe, Sara Douglass (27/03/2017) (reread)

10. Enchanter, Sara Douglass (02/04/2017) (reread)
11. Starman, Sara Douglass (12/04/2017) (reread)
13. Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood (24/04/2017)

14. Fool’s Assassin, Robin Hobb (01/05/2017) (reread)
15. Fool’s Quest, Robin Hobb (04/05/2017) (re-read)
16. Assassin’s Fate, Robin Hobb (07/07/2017)

17. Arthur, Prince of the Roses, Alison Weir (05/06/2017)
18. Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen, Alison Weir (24/06/2017)

19. The Thai Wife, Meridith McKinnon, (02/07/2017)
20. Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (09/07/2017) (re-read)
21. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling (19/07/2017) (re-read)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on July 23, 2017, 02:46:12 AM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. Bit dark, features child abuse. Well written as always, reminded me a bit of Tim Winton. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17) Supposed to be (darkly) humorous, I didn't even crack a smile. What's funny about suicide, depression and obsessive mental health disorders?? Not a bad story but it took me a while to get into it.
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17) A sort of murder mystery with Feelings. Not as suspenseful as her previous novel 'Sister", which I really enjoyed.
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17) Begins like the movie 28 Days Later with a guy waking in hospital to a desolate London. But instead of zombies there are triffids. I had to finish it in the hope of a happy ending because I was too scared to leave the house!
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner. Lots of great info for someone trying to build a sustainable home. Bit of conflicting info due to the inclusions from manufacturers spruiking their wares and also from academics who may not have ever laid a brick, so to speak, but overall it's a useful tome.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman - Lots of advice and techniques for people trying to conceive and feeling out of control and stressed, with the focus mainly on those already in 'assisted'/IVF stage.
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%) I bought this because I like life coach Martha Beck but this has got my woo-woo radars in overdrive. I may not finish it. Or I may finish it and become a shaman ;)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on July 23, 2017, 11:31:35 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on July 23, 2017, 03:10:59 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on July 25, 2017, 06:33:12 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on July 25, 2017, 03:38:33 PM
posting my entire list so far. I think I'll probably make 50 this year after all. :)

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 (my cousin wrote this) 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.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
31.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
32.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
33.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
34.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on July 28, 2017, 06:48:23 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on July 28, 2017, 02:35:06 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on July 29, 2017, 09:06:53 AM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
24. A Better World by Marcus Sakey (6/10)
25. Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey (6/17)
26. Thousand Miler by Melanie McManus (6/25)
27. Kindred by Octavia Butler (6/30)
28. So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport (7/20)
29.  The Talisman by Stephen King (7/29)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Raenia on July 31, 2017, 10:24:18 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Cookie78 on August 02, 2017, 05:22:05 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

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on August 03, 2017, 05:57:56 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on August 03, 2017, 02:51:33 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 (my cousin wrote this) 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.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
31.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
32.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
33.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
34.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon

36. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on August 04, 2017, 05:54:27 AM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
24. A Better World by Marcus Sakey (6/10)
25. Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey (6/17)
26. Thousand Miler by Melanie McManus (6/25)
27. Kindred by Octavia Butler (6/30)
28. So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport (7/20)
29.  The Talisman by Stephen King (7/29)
30. Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm (8/1)
31. Slipstream Time Hacking by Benjamin Hardy (8/3)
32. Waking Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (8/4)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Vertical Mode on August 04, 2017, 08:13:43 PM
I'm in! Moving to within a stone's throw of our local public library in a couple of months, so hopefully I can stay on the wagon since I'll have no excuses!

No standard format it appears, so I guess I'll just post what I'm currently reading?

1. Building Construction Before Mechanization - John Fitchen

Updating with a hefty list, sorry I've been so busy I haven't been back to check in! Here we go:

2. Do-It-Yourself Hedge Funds, by Wayne P. Weddington III
3. The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley
4. The Investor’s Manifesto, by William J. Bernstein
5. The Affluent Investor, by Phil DeMuth, Ph.D.
6. An Embarrassment of Riches, by Alexander Green
7. Wealth Secrets of the Affluent: Keys to Fortune Building and Asset Protection, by Christopher Jarvis and David Mandell
8. Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design, by Norman K. Booth (read it cover to cover while preparing for a test, that counts right?!)
9. In The Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall, by Dan Snow
10. The Art and Craft of Stonework, by David Reed
11. The Complete Tightwad Gazette, by Amy Dacyczyn

Working on Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. Will check in when that's done. Also queued up - A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin), Zero to One (Peter Thiel), and a few others I have checked out of the library at the moment.

Happy page turning, all!

12. Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins
13. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel
14. A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin (now I see what all the hype was about!)

Working on getting through some miscellaneous nonfiction I have out from the library before the rest of the GoT series draws me in.

15. Invention By Design: How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing, by Henry Petroski
16. Why Things Break: Understanding the World by the Way it Comes Apart, by Mark Eberhart

Enjoyed both of these books, Eberhart's writing was more fluid and engaging despite the sometimes esoteric content. Up next: continuing the Game of Thrones series, then probably a whole bunch of nonfiction from the library.

17. The Four Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss
18. The Atlas of Remote Islands, by Judith Schalansky
19. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan

20. Science in the Pleasure Ground: A History of the Arnold Arboretum, by Ida Hay

Next up, I have Four Hour Body (Tim Ferriss) and a book on Eco-Houses, which I am very much looking forward to.

21. The Four-Hour Body, by Tim Ferriss

Tools of Titans is next up.

Next time I sign up to read at least 50 books in a year, don't let me pick all 400+ page ones ;-)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on August 05, 2017, 06:54:00 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on August 05, 2017, 09:20:13 PM
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- 25%
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on August 06, 2017, 06:55:00 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on August 06, 2017, 07:00:37 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on August 06, 2017, 11:37:20 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Carolina on My Mind on August 07, 2017, 03:50:22 PM
My list so far:

1.   Flashman and the Angel of the Lord – George MacDonald Fraser
2.   Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
3.   Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health – B.K.S. Iyengar
4.   Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
5.   Second Nature – Michael Pollan
6.   Wild Fermentation – Sandor Katz
7.   It Can’t Happen Here – Sinclair Lewis
8.   Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
9.   The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
10.   In the Garden of Beasts – Erik Larsen
11.   Independent People – Haldor Laxness
12.   Traveling to Work:  Diaries – Michael Palin
13.   The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
14.   Moonglow – Michael Chabon
15.   Evicted – Matthew Desmond
16.   Making It – Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen
17.   In Other Words – Jhumpa Lahiri
18.   Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
19.   Avid Reader – Robert Gottlieb
20.   The Argonauts – Maggie Nelson

Update:
21.   Spark Joy – Marie Kondo
22.   True Grit – Charles Portis
23.   The Red Parts – Maggie Nelson
24.   Not My Father’s Son – Alan Cumming
25.   Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief – Katy Bowman (a real page turner! ;)
26.   Strangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith
27.   The Vegetarian – Han Kang
28.   The Madwoman in the Volvo – Sandra Tsing Loh
29.   The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
30.   Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain


Update:

31.   Moody Bitches – Julia Holland
32.   When You Are Engulfed in Flames – David Sedaris
33.   Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
34.   The Prestige – Christopher Priest
35.   Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher
36.   A Place of Greater Safety – Hilary Mantel
37.   Move Your DNA – Katy Bowman
38.   American Gods – Neil Gaiman
39.   The Undoing Project – Michael Lewis
40.   Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari (in progress)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on August 07, 2017, 04:04:44 PM
37.   Move Your DNA – Katy Bowman

How was Move Your DNA? I've enjoyed Katy Bowman on some podcasts in the past, but haven't read her writing.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Carolina on My Mind on August 07, 2017, 06:27:54 PM
37.   Move Your DNA – Katy Bowman

How was Move Your DNA? I've enjoyed Katy Bowman on some podcasts in the past, but haven't read her writing.

I liked it -- both this one and her foot health book were well written and had, I thought, lots of good info and ideas.  Definitely worth a read.

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on August 08, 2017, 07:38:10 AM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
24) Ready, set, green - 8 weeks to modern eco living - Graham Hill/Meagan O'Neill
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on August 08, 2017, 08:48:45 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on August 08, 2017, 11:13:26 AM
37.   Move Your DNA – Katy Bowman

How was Move Your DNA? I've enjoyed Katy Bowman on some podcasts in the past, but haven't read her writing.

Thanks for the recommendation! I'll request it at my library =)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on August 10, 2017, 06:09:36 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on August 11, 2017, 11:46:18 PM

1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17) I had so many epiphanies reading this :)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. Bit dark, features child abuse. Well written as always, reminded me a bit of Tim Winton. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17) Supposed to be (darkly) humorous, I didn't even crack a smile. What's funny about suicide, depression and obsessive mental health disorders?? Not a bad story but it took me a while to get into it.
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17) A sort of murder mystery with Feelings. Not as suspenseful as her previous novel 'Sister", which I really enjoyed.
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17) Begins like the movie 28 Days Later with a guy waking in hospital to a desolate London. But instead of zombies there are triffids. I had to finish it in the hope of a happy ending because I was too scared to leave the house!
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner. Lots of great info for someone trying to build a sustainable home. Bit of conflicting info due to the inclusions from manufacturers spruiking their wares and also from academics who may not have ever laid a brick, so to speak, but overall it's a useful tome.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman - Lots of advice and techniques for people trying to conceive and feeling out of control and stressed, with the focus mainly on those already in 'assisted'/IVF stage.
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%) I bought this because I like life coach Martha Beck but this has got my woo-woo radars in overdrive. I may not finish it. Or I may finish it and become a shaman ;)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle. (12/8/17) Spotted this in the library and thought I'd get the back story on why index funds are the best deal. Bit repetitive but he's just trying to nail the point home. I was convinced by page 30.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on August 12, 2017, 04:59:39 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
24) Ready, set, green - 8 weeks to modern eco living - Graham Hill/Meagan O'Neill
25) OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH by Edward Humes
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on August 13, 2017, 03:14:22 PM
51.  Karen Harper, The Queene's Christmas
52.  Mary Oliver, The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays
53.  Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
54.  Mary Oliver, Blue Horses
55.  Stuart Dybek, The Coast of Chicago
56.  David Saperstein and George Samerjan, A Christmas Passage
57.  Karen Harper, The Fyre Mirror
58.  Nora Roberts, Face the Fire
59.  Sandra Dallas, The Persian Pickle Club
60.  Karen Harper, The Fatal Fashione
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Raenia on August 14, 2017, 05:37:16 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on August 14, 2017, 08:58:12 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- 25% (reading through with DH aloud, slow going)
26. The Egg & I- 30%
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ahptex on August 14, 2017, 03:47:02 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on August 14, 2017, 08:47:51 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
24) Ready, set, green - 8 weeks to modern eco living - Graham Hill/Meagan O'Neill
25) OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH by Edward Humes
26) No impact man - Colin Beaven
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on August 15, 2017, 03:45:49 AM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17)
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17)
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17)
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (12/8/17)
20. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (15/8/17) Well that was an eye-opener for a non-US person from a reasonably stable upbringing. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on August 15, 2017, 06:17:27 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on August 15, 2017, 09:40:18 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.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
31.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
32.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
33.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
34.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
36. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

37. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on August 15, 2017, 12:06:39 PM
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins

Oh man, yes. My MIL super wanted me to read it. Um... how do you talk to your MIL about a book like that!? Good god. I just kept waiting for it to be something other than sheer misery, and it just wouldn't stop. Fairly predictable as well, if you ask me.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on August 15, 2017, 04:19:26 PM
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins

Oh man, yes. My MIL super wanted me to read it. Um... how do you talk to your MIL about a book like that!? Good god. I just kept waiting for it to be something other than sheer misery, and it just wouldn't stop. Fairly predictable as well, if you ask me.

It has been months since I read it now, and I still cringe when I think about how bad it was. Thank goodness I am a very quick reader, so it wasn't a lot of time to get through. I might not have finished it if I were a slower reader though. I am trying not to laugh at the thought of my MIL reading it. At least it isn't Fifty Shades, which I haven't read and won't. I have higher standards for the writing quality, from what I hear.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on August 16, 2017, 01:09:41 PM
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins

Oh man, yes. My MIL super wanted me to read it. Um... how do you talk to your MIL about a book like that!? Good god. I just kept waiting for it to be something other than sheer misery, and it just wouldn't stop. Fairly predictable as well, if you ask me.

It has been months since I read it now, and I still cringe when I think about how bad it was. Thank goodness I am a very quick reader, so it wasn't a lot of time to get through. I might not have finished it if I were a slower reader though. I am trying not to laugh at the thought of my MIL reading it. At least it isn't Fifty Shades, which I haven't read and won't. I have higher standards for the writing quality, from what I hear.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt this way. Very predictable ending. I was really expecting some big twist to occur and was very disappointed.

FireHiker, it looks like we have very similar taste in books. You don't happen to have a GoodReads account do you? Don't want to pry if that's too personal, just thought I'd be willing to link up with you on there to get more ideas for reading :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on August 16, 2017, 02:29:25 PM
1.   The Girl on the Train (terrible book!) by Paula Hawkins

Oh man, yes. My MIL super wanted me to read it. Um... how do you talk to your MIL about a book like that!? Good god. I just kept waiting for it to be something other than sheer misery, and it just wouldn't stop. Fairly predictable as well, if you ask me.

It has been months since I read it now, and I still cringe when I think about how bad it was. Thank goodness I am a very quick reader, so it wasn't a lot of time to get through. I might not have finished it if I were a slower reader though. I am trying not to laugh at the thought of my MIL reading it. At least it isn't Fifty Shades, which I haven't read and won't. I have higher standards for the writing quality, from what I hear.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt this way. Very predictable ending. I was really expecting some big twist to occur and was very disappointed.

FireHiker, it looks like we have very similar taste in books. You don't happen to have a GoodReads account do you? Don't want to pry if that's too personal, just thought I'd be willing to link up with you on there to get more ideas for reading :)

I am on goodreads under a different username, although I am only just starting to fill it in. I'll PM you. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fritzy on August 16, 2017, 07:48:01 PM
Most of the challenges listed seem impossible or ill-advised for me since I'm about 5 months pregnant (e.g., losing weight, starting a new exercise regimen, saving a bunch of money, not buying any new clothes, etc.), but this one is probably doable, if I start now and aim to finish next August. I'll shoot for 15-20 by the end of the year... :)

1) What to expect when you're expecting
2) What to expect in the first year
3) Outlander - Book 1
4) Outlander - Book 2 (just starting)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on August 17, 2017, 09:06:04 PM

24. Call the Midwife- 8/12/17
25. The Amber Spyglass- 25% (reading through with DH aloud, slow going)
26. The Egg & I- 30%

How was Call the Midwife? I've gotten into the TV show but I didn't realize there was a book as well. Worth reading?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on August 17, 2017, 09:09:52 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on August 17, 2017, 09:20:40 PM

24. Call the Midwife- 8/12/17
25. The Amber Spyglass- 25% (reading through with DH aloud, slow going)
26. The Egg & I- 30%

How was Call the Midwife? I've gotten into the TV show but I didn't realize there was a book as well. Worth reading?

VERY much like the TV show. It's clear that they pulled directly from the books for 95% of the show's contents. I found it an enjoyable, easy read. I was also informed there are actually 3 parts! So I have two more to get form the library when I'm done with my current batch of books =)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: kpd905 on August 18, 2017, 05:32:25 AM
1. A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard (1/11)
2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (1/19)
3. Flood by Stephen Baxter (1/23)
4. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (1/29)
5. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather (2/1)
6. Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill (2/9)
7. Ark by Stephen Baxter (2/15)
8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (2/15)
9. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (2/25)
10. The Circle by Dave Eggers (3/6)
11. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (3/9)
12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (3/10)
13. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (3/20)
14. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (3/29)
15. Proxima by Stephen Baxter (4/1)
16. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman (4/8)
17. Ultima by Stephen Baxter (5/2)
18. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (5/7)
19. On Trails by Robert Moor (5/15)
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (5/19)
21. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (5/28)
22. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (5/29)
23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (6/4)
24. A Better World by Marcus Sakey (6/10)
25. Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey (6/17)
26. Thousand Miler by Melanie McManus (6/25)
27. Kindred by Octavia Butler (6/30)
28. So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport (7/20)
29.  The Talisman by Stephen King (7/29)
30. Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm (8/1)
31. Slipstream Time Hacking by Benjamin Hardy (8/3)
32. Waking Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (8/4)
33. Fortune's Rising by Sara King (8/18)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: VeggieTable on August 18, 2017, 11:53:28 AM

24. Call the Midwife- 8/12/17
25. The Amber Spyglass- 25% (reading through with DH aloud, slow going)
26. The Egg & I- 30%

How was Call the Midwife? I've gotten into the TV show but I didn't realize there was a book as well. Worth reading?

VERY much like the TV show. It's clear that they pulled directly from the books for 95% of the show's contents. I found it an enjoyable, easy read. I was also informed there are actually 3 parts! So I have two more to get form the library when I'm done with my current batch of books =)

Ok, definitely adding it to my list! I love the show
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on August 20, 2017, 06:16:08 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on August 20, 2017, 06:29:52 AM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17)
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17)
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17)
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (12/8/17)
20. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (15/8/17)
21. Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning (19/8/17) Short stories. Picked up as the library was closing after misreading the back. Won't do that again, what a waste of a few hours. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on August 21, 2017, 07:55:07 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

I feel like I have so many series I want to finish/start before the end of the year! Not sure I'll get through Harry Potter again. I think I'm going to pick up A World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin with the last Game of Thrones episode coming up
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on August 21, 2017, 12:07:37 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.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
31.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
32.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
33.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
34.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
36. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
37. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk

38. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
39. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on August 21, 2017, 12:39:13 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
24) Ready, set, green - 8 weeks to modern eco living - Graham Hill/Meagan O'Neill
25) OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH by Edward Humes
26) No impact man - Colin Beavan
27) Don't Go - Lisa Scottoline
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: GeekyGirl on August 22, 2017, 05:01:17 AM
Not much energy to read at this stage, except for blogs and magazines on pregnancy and motherhood. I found an English library though it's a little far, so it'll have to wait after baby.

ENG

FR*

* English title (if applicable) in italics
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on August 22, 2017, 06:35:46 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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Kriegsspiel on August 22, 2017, 08:16:03 AM

10 F
40 NF

Top Fiction
Nexus
Crux
Apex

Top Nonfiction
West With The Night
One Summer
Titan
Kitchen Confidential
Alexander Hamilton
Cod
The Worldly Philosophers
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on August 22, 2017, 09:30:42 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.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
30.   The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
31.   A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon
32.   Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
33.   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
34.   Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon
35.   Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
36. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
37. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
38. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
39. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

40. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: young_money on August 22, 2017, 08:42:30 PM
I'm going to jump in on this a little bit late; I started this challenge halfway through July, and so am instead aiming for 26 books in 2017.  Have been falling behind my progress required (1 a week) so hopefully this thread will inspire me to pick up the pace.

1. Different Seasons - Stephen King (some brilliant short stories)
2. Moonwalking with Einstein - Joshua Foer
3. Free Will - Sam Harris (an easy read at 12K words)
4. Top Dog - Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: vatacvalves on August 24, 2017, 02:20:12 AM
  Come on everybody!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on August 24, 2017, 06:17:38 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on August 24, 2017, 09:05:54 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- 15%
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Vertical Mode on August 24, 2017, 04:56:50 PM
I'm in! Moving to within a stone's throw of our local public library in a couple of months, so hopefully I can stay on the wagon since I'll have no excuses!

No standard format it appears, so I guess I'll just post what I'm currently reading?

1. Building Construction Before Mechanization - John Fitchen

Updating with a hefty list, sorry I've been so busy I haven't been back to check in! Here we go:

2. Do-It-Yourself Hedge Funds, by Wayne P. Weddington III
3. The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley
4. The Investor’s Manifesto, by William J. Bernstein
5. The Affluent Investor, by Phil DeMuth, Ph.D.
6. An Embarrassment of Riches, by Alexander Green
7. Wealth Secrets of the Affluent: Keys to Fortune Building and Asset Protection, by Christopher Jarvis and David Mandell
8. Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design, by Norman K. Booth (read it cover to cover while preparing for a test, that counts right?!)
9. In The Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall, by Dan Snow
10. The Art and Craft of Stonework, by David Reed
11. The Complete Tightwad Gazette, by Amy Dacyczyn

Working on Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. Will check in when that's done. Also queued up - A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin), Zero to One (Peter Thiel), and a few others I have checked out of the library at the moment.

Happy page turning, all!

12. Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins
13. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel
14. A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin (now I see what all the hype was about!)

Working on getting through some miscellaneous nonfiction I have out from the library before the rest of the GoT series draws me in.

15. Invention By Design: How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing, by Henry Petroski
16. Why Things Break: Understanding the World by the Way it Comes Apart, by Mark Eberhart

Enjoyed both of these books, Eberhart's writing was more fluid and engaging despite the sometimes esoteric content. Up next: continuing the Game of Thrones series, then probably a whole bunch of nonfiction from the library.

17. The Four Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss
18. The Atlas of Remote Islands, by Judith Schalansky
19. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan

20. Science in the Pleasure Ground: A History of the Arnold Arboretum, by Ida Hay

Next up, I have Four Hour Body (Tim Ferriss) and a book on Eco-Houses, which I am very much looking forward to.

21. The Four-Hour Body, by Tim Ferriss

Tools of Titans is next up.

Next time I sign up to read at least 50 books in a year, don't let me pick all 400+ page ones ;-)

22. Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss

23. 150 Eco House Ideas, by Marta Serrats

Not sure what #24 will be yet, I think I may get back into the GoT series, that was good readin'.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on August 27, 2017, 02:39:26 AM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17)
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17)
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17)
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (12/8/17)
20. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (15/8/17)
21. Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning (19/8/17)
22. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey (26/8/17) Three astronauts embark on a mock trip to Mars for 17 months or something in preparation for a real trip to Mars. Follows their experience in close confines with all the stresses and strains but also their family members on the outside. Enjoyed this.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Raenia on August 27, 2017, 09:54:31 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on August 28, 2017, 07:40:44 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on August 28, 2017, 10:43:32 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
24) Ready, set, green - 8 weeks to modern eco living - Graham Hill/Meagan O'Neill
25) OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH by Edward Humes
26) No impact man - Colin Beavan
27) Don't Go - Lisa Scottoline
28) Zero Waste Home - Bea Johnson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on August 30, 2017, 06:23:20 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on August 30, 2017, 11:55:01 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

(edited because I found a discrepancy between here and Goodreads and realized I was missing a book here)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Tick-Tock on August 30, 2017, 07:38:12 PM
61.  Found:  Short Stories by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
62.  Amy Newmark, Simply Happy
63.  Stephanie Laurens, Lord of the Privateers
64.  Helene Hanff, Q's Legacy
65.  Caroline Moorehead, Dancing to the Precipice:  The Life of Lucie De La Tour Du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era
66.  Molly Guptill Manning, When Books Went to War
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on August 31, 2017, 06:04:40 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on September 01, 2017, 06:30:39 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

(edited because I found a discrepancy between here and Goodreads and realized I was missing a book here)

How did you like Cloud Atlas? I loved the movie and have had the book sitting on my shelf for an embarrassingly long time...
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Adventine on September 01, 2017, 07:41:30 AM
New year, new challenge :) Come and join us!

1. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
2. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

3. Mindset: the New Psychology of Success (10%) by Carol S. Dweck
4. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World   by Harry Browne (yes, I reread it!)
5. Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story   by M. Night Shyamalan
6. The View from Saturday   by E.L. Konigsburg
7. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple

8.   It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden
9.   Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide (Dictionary Phrasebook) edited by Lexus
10.   Places I Never Meant to Be (short stories) (50%) Edited by Judy Blume
11.   Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School by Andrew Hallam
12.   The Island of Doctor Moreau (10%) by H.G. Wells
13.   Captives of the Flame (10%) by Samuel R. Delany
14.   Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (10%) by Jules Verne
15.   Where Should You Invest? Answering the Biggest Questions in Personal Finance by Marvin Germo
16.   The 5 Minute Investor (50%) by Michael Craig
17.   How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life  by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton
18.   Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
19.   Dewey: the Small by Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (ongoing) by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

19-Dreamer of Dune: the Biography of Frank Herbert (10%)-Brian Herbert
20-Green Eggs and Ham-Dr. Seuss
21-A Series of Unfortunate Events Vol. 3: The Wide Window-Lemony Snicket
22-4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone (10%)-Barbara Ann Kipfer
23-Letters to a Young Contrarian-Christopher Hitchens
24-Shogun-James Clavell
25-The $100 Startup-Chris Guillebeau
26-The Gifts of Imperfection-Brené Brown
27-Hillbilly Elegy-J. D. Vance
28-What Should I Do With My Life?-Po Bronson
29-I Want That! How We All Became Shoppers (15%)-Thomas Hine
30-The Lexus and the Olive Tree (30%)-Thomas Friedman
31-When Breath Becomes Air-Paul Kalanithi
32-The Dilbert Future-Scott Adams
33-Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (15%)-Amy Chua
34-The Sparrow-Mary Doria Russell
35-Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife-Eben Alexander
36-Daring Greatly-Brené Brown
37-Your Money or Your Life-Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin and Monique Tilford
38-Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy -Raghuram G. Rajan
39-The Simple Path to Wealth-J. L. Collins
40-Seven Brief Lessons on Physics-Carlo Rovelli
41-The Strange Library-Haruki Murakami
42-Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance-Angela Duckworth
43-The Slow Regard of Silent Things-Patrick Rothfuss
44-Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (ongoing)-David Allen
45-Year One (ongoing)-Richard Reid


46.   My Brilliant Friend
47.   Learned Optimism
48.   Sabine's Notebook
49.   Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science
50.   The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives
51.   How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
52.   Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
53.   The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated
54.   In Other Words
55.   The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
56.   Spark Joy
57.   The Rules Do Not Apply
58.   The Millionaire Next Door
59.   1688: A Global History
60.   Like Water for Chocolate
61.   Coraline
62.   14 Years of Service in a Fabric-Covered Box
63.   Bukidnon: the Philippine Frontier
64.   What Color is Your Parachute? For Teens
65.   The New Retirementality
66.   How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
67.   How to Retire with Enough Money (and How to Know What Enough Is)
68.   World Order
69.   Men Without Women (short stories)
70.   Norse Mythology
71.   Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration
72.   Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?
73.   The Golden Mean
74.   The Gryphon
75.   Alexandria
76.   The Morning Star
77.   The Pharos Gate
78.   The Happiness Equation
79.   The World of Edena
80.   Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
81.   The New Coffeehouse Investor
82.   Heads I Win, Tails I Win
83.   Vintage Murakami
84.   Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
85.   Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explains the Hidden Side of Everything
86.   The Millionaire Mind
87.   The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
88.   Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
89.   Time Travel: A History
90.   The Power of No
91.   Born for This
92.   The New New Thing
93.   The Famished Road
94.   Alexander Hamilton
95.   Enough: True Measures of Money, Business and Life
96.   The Happiness Advantage
97.   On Writing
98.   Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
99.   Tiny Beautiful Things
100.   Payoff: the Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations
101.   A Monster Calls
102.   You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap)
103.   Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
104.   I Work at a Public Library
105.   The Casual Vacancy
106.   The Sleeper and the Spindle
107.   40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
108.   Gold (short stories)
109.   Narcissus and Goldmund
110.   Koreatown: A Cookbook
111.   Budget Bytes
112.   The Wealthy Renter: How to Choose Housing That Will Make You Rich
113.   So Good They Can't Ignore You
114.   Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
115.   What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
116.   Liar's Poker
117.   The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing (Second Edition)
118.   Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
119.   The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
120.   At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails
121.   Beren and Luthien
122.   Unnatural Creatures (short stories)
123.   The Clothing of Books
124.   The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (ongoing)
125.   The Real Price of Everything (ongoing)
126.   What Color is Your Parachute? 2016 Edition (ongoing)

I haven't finished all of them (I'll save the final percentages for December) but I certainly have completed at least 50 books, according to my geeky little personal spreadsheet :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on September 01, 2017, 12:32:15 PM
How did you like Cloud Atlas? I loved the movie and have had the book sitting on my shelf for an embarrassingly long time...

The writing was pretty good, but it was hard to follow because of the abrupt shifts between the stories. From what I've read, it is quite a bit different from the movie. The middle part set furthest in the future (before the stories go back to the other viewpoints) was REALLY hard to read because of the dialogue using strange words. Overall I thought it was pretty clever and I'm glad I read it, but it had its challenging moments.

And for my most recent update:

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)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on September 01, 2017, 11:39:35 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
24) Ready, set, green - 8 weeks to modern eco living - Graham Hill/Meagan O'Neill
25) OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH by Edward Humes
26) No impact man - Colin Beavan
27) Don't Go - Lisa Scottoline
28) Zero Waste Home - Bea Johnson
29) all you need is less - Madeleine Somerville
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on September 05, 2017, 02:30:15 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)

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on September 08, 2017, 01:55:32 PM
For my fellow lovers of book lists..... This is a good one!

http://www.listchallenges.com/300-books-everyone-should-read-at-least-once

I'm at 89 on this list, currently reading what will be #90. I have probably 150 more books from this list on my "to read" list. It is a good list!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 09, 2017, 07:07:29 PM
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- 5%
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: ringer707 on September 10, 2017, 05:56:14 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
62. A Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)

Thanks for that great 300 book list! Glad you shared that one. I've sadly only read 72 on the list, but a number of book where on my list for next year.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: Fresh Bread on September 10, 2017, 07:36:02 PM
1. How to stay de-junked forever by Dawna Walter (1/1/17)
2. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey (6/1/17)
3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (20/1/17)
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (28/1/17)
5. Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (19/2/17)
6. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (25/2/17)
7. The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie (short stories) (9/3/17)
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell (25/4/17)
9. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton (25/4/17)
10. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (28/4/17)
11. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (30/4/17)
12. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey. (28/6/17)
13. Dreaming of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk (2/7/17)
14. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (9/7/17)
15. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (17/7/17)
16. How to Rethink Building Materials - Creating ecological housing for the builder, designer and homeowner.
17. Empowered Fertility by Clare Hall and Dr. Devora Lieberman
18. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck - (10%)
19. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (12/8/17)
20. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (15/8/17)
21. Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning (19/8/17)
22. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey (26/8/17)

23. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (11/9/17) Don't pick a 544 pager in 19th century English when you're doing a challenge! I enjoyed it for the well drawn characters, shit ending tho.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: tnrunner on September 11, 2017, 12:14:04 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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: SAfAmBrit on September 11, 2017, 07:10:41 PM
1)No Place to hide - Susan Lewis
2) And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini
3) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault!)
4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling (Bracken_Joys fault! - 1 mention of Harry and I am doomed - what do you mean did I cook - no I was Reading Harry Potter!!!)
5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
6) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
10) Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
11) Hostage - Paul and Rachel Chandler
12) Wild - Cheryl Strayed
13) HRH - Danielle Steel
14) Family Ties - Danielle Steel
15) The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
16) Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
17) Holes - Louis Sachar
18) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (took me about 30 years to read it!)
19) Caper - Parnell Hall
20) Circle 9 - Anne Heltzel
21) Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
22) 33 Men - Jonathan Franklin
23) The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
24) Ready, set, green - 8 weeks to modern eco living - Graham Hill/Meagan O'Neill
25) OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH by Edward Humes
26) No impact man - Colin Beavan
27) Don't Go - Lisa Scottoline
28) Zero Waste Home - Bea Johnson
29) all you need is less - Madeleine Somerville
30) Lucky You - Erika Carter
31) Plastic Free - Beth Terry
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: FireHiker on September 12, 2017, 10:07:49 AM
Don't pick a 544 pager in 19th century English when you're doing a challenge! I enjoyed it for the well drawn characters, shit ending tho.

Isn't that the truth...I have read Middlemarch, Madame Bovary, and The Woman in White this year. Not the quickest reads for the challenge! I have The Mill on the Floss on my "to read" list also.

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
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2017!
Post by: MgoSam on September 12, 2017, 12:43:01 PM
The Box by Marc Levinson- Finished 1/15/17
The theft of swords
Outliers by Malcom gladwell-01/25/17
Elantris by  Brandon Sanderson - 1/25/17
Wild by Cheryl strayed- 01/27/17
Means of Ascent by Robert Caro- Finished 02/08/17
Merchants of Doubt by Naomi oreskes- 2/10/17
Everybody Behaves Badly- 2/12/17
A memory of light by Robert Jordan 2/16/17
Linchpin by Seth Godin -  finished 2/16/17
No lands man-2/17/17
Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg- 2/19/17
Night Bird by Freeman- 2/23/17
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Bauby- Finished 2/25/17
Gunmetal gray by Mark grealey- 2/27/17
Tribes by Seth Godin-3/1/17
The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons- 3/7/17
When the borough breaks- 03/15/17
Declutter your mind- 03/16/17
Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor- 3/18/17
Superforecasters 3/21/17
The tipping point by Malcom gladwell 3/22/17
The Dictator's Handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita- 3/29/17
How make a good brain great-4/8/17
Traitor Baru Cormorant - 4/10/17
The ultramind solution by Dr Mark hyman- 4/13/17
The wright Brothers by David McCullough - 04/17/17
Happy city by Charles Montgomery - 04/18/17
Nudges by Richard thaler 04/18/17
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, PHD- 04/20/17
Night school by Lee Child 04/20/17
New confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins 04/23/17
An accidental death 04/25/17
Playing for pizza by John Grisham 04/26/17
Queens poisoner 04/28/17
A Criminal Defense by William Myers Jr- 05/01/17
Drive by Pink- 05/10/17
When Breath Becomes Air- 5/14/17
Crucial Conversations 05/15/17
Dune by Frank Herbert 05/15/17
Quiet by Susan Cain- Finished 05/17/17
Payoff by Dan Arriely- 05/21/17
In Farleigh Field- 05/22/17
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell- 05/22/17
Morning Star by Pierce Brown-