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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #500 on: July 15, 2019, 12:56:20 PM »
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
2. Wisp of a Thing, Alex Bledsoe (library)
3. The 2018 Best American Essays, ed. Hilton Als (mine)
4. The Language Instinct, Stephen Pinker (mine)
5. Dreamsnake, Vonda McIntyre (library)
6. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins (mine)
7. Long Black Curl, Alex Bledsoe (library)
8. The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders (borrowed)
9. Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, ed. Ann Hood (library)
10. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie (mine)
11. Chapel of Ease, Alex Bledsoe (library)
12. Veganomicon, Isa Moskovitz (library)
13. Gather Her Round, Alex Bledsoe (library)
14. Kindred: The Graphic Novel, Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings (borrowed)
15. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao (mine)
16. My System, J.P. Muller (online)
17. Standing and Not Falling: A Sorceror's Primer in 13 Moons, Lee Morgan (mine)
18. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (library)
19. The Odyssey, Homer, trans. Emily Wilson (mine)
20. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
21. Old English Herbals, Eleanour Sinclair Rohde (mine)
22. Small Batch Baking, Debby Maugans Nakos (library)
23. Dragons: A Natural History, Karl Shuker (mine)
24. Soap: Making It, Enjoying It, Ann Bramson (mine)
25. Princesses Behaving Badly, Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (mine)
26. Life in the Garden, Penelope Lively (mine)
27. Always Coming Home, Ursula K. LeGuin (library)
28. Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Paintings, Carl Nordenfalk (mine)
29. Americanah, Chimamada Ngozi Adichie (mine)
30. Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright (mine)
31. milk and honey, Rupi Kaur (mine)

32. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (library). Yep. I still dislike this one as much as I did a decade ago -- le sigh.

I am at 11/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Native Tongue, Suzette Elgin (library)
Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (mine) (re-read #12 or so, reading this out loud with my partner <3)
Tom's Midnight Garden, Philippa Pierce (library)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #501 on: July 16, 2019, 04:58:05 PM »
1. Squeezed - Why Our Families Can't Afford America by Alissa Quart
2. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
3. Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
4. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
5. The Great Divergence by Timothy Noah
6. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
7. Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
8. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America - Brandon Hobson
9. American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer
10. It Was All a Dream by Reniqua Allen
11. Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
12. American Hate: Survivors Speak Out edited by Arjun Singh Sethi
13. Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side by Eve Ewing
14. Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
15. Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal by Alexandra Natapoff
16. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof
17. Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises by Rebecca Solnit
18. Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg
19. Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor by Sudhir Venkatesh
20. Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
21. Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah
22. Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson
23. On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by Deray McKesson
24. Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
25. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
26. One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson
27. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
28. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
29. The View From Flyover Country by Sarah Kendzior
30. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
31. White Working Class by Joan Williams
32. Dopesick by Beth Macy
33. Maid by Stephanie Land
34. American Way of Poverty by Sasha Ambramsky
35. Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness by Alisa Roth
36. Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper
37. Dear America by Jose Antonio Vargas
38. Can We All Be Feminist compiled by June Eric-Udorie
39. Homelands by Alfredo Corchado
40. Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly
41. Losing Our Way by Bob Herbert

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #502 on: July 17, 2019, 11:53:07 AM »
(1) Becoming by Michelle Obama
(2) The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
(3) Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki
(4) Just Kids by Patti Smith
(5) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
(6) The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer
(7) Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
(8) Children of God by Mary Doria Russell
(9) The North Water by Ian McGuire
(10) How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
(11) The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
(12) Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
(13) Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang
(14) The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
(15) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
(16) Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
(17) The Last Empress by Anchee Min
(18) Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White
(19) Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
(20) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
(21) Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton
(22) The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart
(23) The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
(24) Classics in the Classroom by Michael Clay Thompson
(25) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
(26) The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

(27) The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
(28) The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
(29) There There by Tommy Orange

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #503 on: July 17, 2019, 04:44:55 PM »
44. Fade Away by Harlen Coben
45. The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner
46. Redemption by David Baldacci
47. Darkest Fear by Harlan Coben
48. Trace by Patricia Cornwell
49. The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner
50. The Final Detail by Harlan Coben
51. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
52. Love you More by Lisa Gardner
53. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
54. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
55. Demolition Angel by Robert Crais
56. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
57. Promise Me by Harlan Coben

58. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #504 on: July 18, 2019, 11:35:09 AM »
28. Sapiens
29. Helsinki: The People Make the City
30. Finite and Infinite Games

Currently Reading:
So You Want to Talk About Race


Next up:
Burn It Down
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The Not So Big House
Happy City
The Fifth Season
A Voyage to Arcturus
The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited
Good Omens
The Other End of the Leash


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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #505 on: July 20, 2019, 04:54:34 PM »
28. Sapiens
29. Helsinki: The People Make the City
30. Finite and Infinite Games
31. So You Want to Talk About Race
32. Burn It Down


Next up:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The Not So Big House
Happy City
The Fifth Season
A Voyage to Arcturus
The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited
Good Omens
The Other End of the Leash

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #506 on: July 20, 2019, 11:43:49 PM »
I downloaded another audiobook from the library as I had a long road trip - it's 19 hours long!!! I won't be updating for a while ;)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #507 on: July 21, 2019, 07:22:12 AM »
50. The Final Detail by Harlan Coben
51. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
52. Love you More by Lisa Gardner
53. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
54. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
55. Demolition Angel by Robert Crais
56. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
57. Promise Me by Harlan Coben
58. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich

59. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #508 on: July 23, 2019, 05:51:47 AM »
50. The Final Detail by Harlan Coben
51. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
52. Love you More by Lisa Gardner
53. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
54. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
55. Demolition Angel by Robert Crais
56. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
57. Promise Me by Harlan Coben
58. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
59. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

60. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #509 on: July 23, 2019, 06:56:26 AM »
(1) Becoming by Michelle Obama
(2) The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
(3) Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki
(4) Just Kids by Patti Smith
(5) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
(6) The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer
(7) Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
(8) Children of God by Mary Doria Russell
(9) The North Water by Ian McGuire
(10) How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
(11) The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
(12) Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
(13) Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang
(14) The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
(15) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
(16) Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
(17) The Last Empress by Anchee Min
(18) Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White
(19) Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
(20) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
(21) Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton
(22) The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart
(23) The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
(24) Classics in the Classroom by Michael Clay Thompson
(25) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
(26) The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
(27) The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
(28) The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
(29) There There by Tommy Orange

(30) Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson
(31) Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #510 on: July 23, 2019, 09:03:08 PM »
I read maybe 20 books a year on my own, and another 5 full-length works with my kids.

Going to have to join for 2020 when I can actually track it.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #511 on: July 24, 2019, 04:04:43 AM »
47. Junkyard Dogs, Craig Johnson

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #512 on: July 24, 2019, 04:21:05 AM »
40. Creativity Rules by Tina Seelig (audiobook)
41. What are you like by Anne Enright

Not really sure what either of these was about.

Currently on with Your Money or Your Life and Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking.

42. The Dry by Jane Harper - I liked The Lost Man by the same author a bit more than this, still good though
43. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin (audiobook)
44. Kafka by the Shore by Haruki Murakami (audiobook) I'm going to have to google for an explanation of this book.
45. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham - not his best

I am nearly there! Then maybe I will try to make it 50 non-audiobooks.


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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #513 on: July 24, 2019, 07:35:13 AM »
1) The Wealthy Barber -David Chilton
2) Economics Explained -Robert Heilbroner & Lester Thurow
3) Incognito -David Eagleman
4) Rewire -Richard O'Connor
5) Cuba Libre! -Tony Perrottet
6) Bullsh!t Jobs: A Theory - David Graeber
7) Deep Work - Cal Newport
8) Digital Minimalism - Cal Newport
9) You Are Not a Gadget - Jaron Lanier
10) Plenitude: The Economics of True Wealth - Juliet Schor
11) The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway 06/22/2019
12) Boredom and the Interface - Mark Kingswell 07/13/2019
13) The Last Man in Russia - Oliver Bullough 07/28/2019

Currently reading: The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

Didn't finish: Lost at Sea - Jon Ronson, In the Absence of the Sacred - Jerry Mander

Backburner: 21 Questions for the 21st Century (had to return to the library because it was a "hot title")

I'm clearly very far behind but optimistic I could maybe hit 25 this year. Perhaps 50 when I'm closer to FI. :)
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #514 on: July 25, 2019, 08:00:40 AM »
28. Sapiens
29. Helsinki: The People Make the City
30. Finite and Infinite Games
31. So You Want to Talk About Race
32. Burn It Down
33. The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited


Next up:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The Not So Big House
Happy City
The Fifth Season
A Voyage to Arcturus
Good Omens
The Other End of the Leash

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #515 on: July 29, 2019, 06:00:24 AM »
53. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
54. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
55. Demolition Angel by Robert Crais
56. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
57. Promise Me by Harlan Coben
58. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
59. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
60. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

61. One False Move by Harlan Coben

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #516 on: July 29, 2019, 07:09:40 AM »
13. The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls
14. The One In A Million Boy   Monica Wood
15.  A Man Called Ove   Fredrik Blackman
16.  Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng
17. The Magic of Thinking Big. David A Schwartz PHD. In progress

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #517 on: July 29, 2019, 10:17:20 AM »


1. Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
2. A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
3. The Power if Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg (audio book)
4. A Little Life by Hanya Yanaginara
5. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence (audio book)
6. Eldest by Christopher Paolini
7. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
8 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (audio book) - Thanks to those who recommended this earlier!
9. Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements (for book club)
10. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy (audio book)
11. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
12.  Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (audiobook)
13. Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
14.Into the Wild by John Krakauer (audiobook)
15. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
16. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
17. Freakinomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J Dubner (audiobook)
18. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
19. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land
20. The Winter Sister by Megan Collins
21. Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking (audiobook)
22. The Fall of Shannara: The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks



23. Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger
24. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? By Frans de Waal (audiobook)
25. Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
26. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
27. The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
28. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
29. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

Currently Reading:
30. Animal Farm by George Orwell

Started by lost my library loan before finishing and back on hold list:
31. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
32. Becoming by Michelle Obama (audiobook)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #518 on: July 29, 2019, 02:55:52 PM »
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
2. Wisp of a Thing, Alex Bledsoe (library)
3. The 2018 Best American Essays, ed. Hilton Als (mine)
4. The Language Instinct, Stephen Pinker (mine)
5. Dreamsnake, Vonda McIntyre (library)
6. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins (mine)
7. Long Black Curl, Alex Bledsoe (library)
8. The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders (borrowed)
9. Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, ed. Ann Hood (library)
10. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie (mine)
11. Chapel of Ease, Alex Bledsoe (library)
12. Veganomicon, Isa Moskovitz (library)
13. Gather Her Round, Alex Bledsoe (library)
14. Kindred: The Graphic Novel, Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings (borrowed)
15. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao (mine)
16. My System, J.P. Muller (online)
17. Standing and Not Falling: A Sorceror's Primer in 13 Moons, Lee Morgan (mine)
18. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (library)
19. The Odyssey, Homer, trans. Emily Wilson (mine)
20. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
21. Old English Herbals, Eleanour Sinclair Rohde (mine)
22. Small Batch Baking, Debby Maugans Nakos (library)
23. Dragons: A Natural History, Karl Shuker (mine)
24. Soap: Making It, Enjoying It, Ann Bramson (mine)
25. Princesses Behaving Badly, Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (mine)
26. Life in the Garden, Penelope Lively (mine)
27. Always Coming Home, Ursula K. LeGuin (library)
28. Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Paintings, Carl Nordenfalk (mine)
29. Americanah, Chimamada Ngozi Adichie (mine)
30. Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright (mine)
31. milk and honey, Rupi Kaur (mine)
32. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (library)

33. Tom's Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce (library). Cute children's book, reminiscent of the Secret Garden but much less twee/Victorian/eep because Victorian.

34. Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously, Adrienne Martini (library). Fun, easy, enjoyable. Exactly what I needed with that.

I am at 11/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Native Tongue, Suzette Elgin (library)
Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (mine) (re-read #12 or so, reading this out loud with my partner <3)
Possum Living, Dolly Freed (library)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #519 on: July 29, 2019, 05:29:30 PM »
1) 21 Questions for the 21st Century--Yuval Noah Harari
2) Braving the Wilderness--Brene Brown
3) Treating People Well : The Extraordinary Power of Civility At Work and In Life--Lea Berman & Jeremy Bernard
4) Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World--Cal Newport
5) The Course of Love--Alain de Botton *fiction
6) Cringeworthy : A Theory of Awkwardness--Melissa Dahl
7) Do Not Say We Have Nothing--Madeline Thien   *fiction
8) Designing Your Life : How To Build a Well-lived, Joyful Life--Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
9) No Time to Spare : Thinking About What Matters--Ursula Le Guin  *essays
10) We Should All Be Feminists--Chimamanda Adichie  *short essay
11) Mindfulness in Plain English--Bhante Gunaratana
12) NeuroTribes : The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity--Steve Silberman
13) The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty--Soetu Yanagi, Bernard Leach
14) My Year of Meats--Ruth Ozeki *fiction for bookclub
15) Be Nobody--Lama Marut (so-so, easy read so I finished it)
16) Atomic Habits : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones --James Clear
17) Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection--John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick
18) Becoming--Michelle Obama *bookclub
19) Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage--Alfred Lansing *great historical read
20) Finding Gobi : A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart --Dion Leonard (nice story,  did not need to be book-length)
21) All Our Relations : Finding the Path Forward--Tanya Talaga (Massey lecture series book; crisis of youth suicide in Indigenous populations)
22) White Fragility : Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People about Racism--Robin Diangelo *so good, important..will be re-read
23) Artists In Their Studios: Where Art is Born--Robert Amos
24) Shoe Dog : A Memoir by the Creator of Nike--Phil Knight--so good
25) Man's Search for Meaning: Viktor Frankl *bookclub
26) All New Square Foot Gardening: Mel Bartholomew
27) On Art and Mindfulness--Enrique Martinez Celaya
 28) Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies--Jared Diamond
29) The Suitcase & The Jar: Travels with a Daughter's Ashes--Becky Livingston *intense subject matter but somehow an uplifting book
30) The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution--Lynn Rossy
31) Homes: A Refugee Story--Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, Winnie Yeung
32) Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall--Will Ellsworth-Jones *bookclub
33) The Dangerous Old Woman: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype--Clarissa Pinkola Estes (audio)
34) Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams--Matthew Walker--soo great
35) Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide--Rosemary Gladstar
36) Love for Imperfect Things--Haemin Sunim
37) The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming--David Wallace-Wells
38) Americanah--Chimamanda Negozi Adichie**fiction, fantastic
39) What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence --edited by Michele Filgate
40) The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures--Anne Fadiman
41) A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy--William B. Irvine
42) Peace of Mind: Becoming Fully Present--Thich Nhat Hanh

working on
43) Falter : Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out: Bill McKibbon (slowly..slowly making my way through this)
44) Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe--Charlotte Gill
45) Digital Minimalism : Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World--Cal Newport
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #520 on: July 29, 2019, 06:34:42 PM »
58.  Peg Cochran, Murder, She Reported
59.  Mary Balogh, Only a Promise
60.  Gail Carriger, Competence
61.  Olga Wojtas, Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden Samovar
62.  Dorothy Cannell, Murder at Mullings
63.  Sherry Thomas, The Hollow of Fear
64.  Sujata Massey, The Satapur Moonstone
65.  Mary Balogh, Someone to Honor

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #521 on: July 30, 2019, 05:39:23 AM »
1. World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down - Christian McEwen (1/3/2019)
2. The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach (1/5/2019)
3. The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson (1/7/2019) - REREAD
4. Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo (1/10/2019)
5. Skyward - Brandon Sanderson (1/12/2019)
6. Shades of Milk and Honey - Mary Robinette Kowal (1/12/2019)
7. The Song of Roland - trans. Patricia Terry (1/19/2019)
8. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah (1/26/2019).
9. Fantastic Mr. Fox - Roald Dahl (1/26/2019) - REREAD
10. Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds - Brandon Sanderson (1/27/2019)
11. Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment - Robert Wright (2/4/2019).
12. Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood (2/15/2019)
13. Never Broken: Songs are Only Half the Story - Jewel (2/17/2019)
14. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline (2/18/2019)
15. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing - Hank Green (2/20/2019)
16. Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas (2/22/2019)
17. An Everlasting Meal: Cooking WIth Economy and Grace - Tamar Adler (2/26/2019)
18. Divergent - Veronica Roth (2/28/2019)
19. White Rose Black Forest - Eoin Dempsey (2/28/2019)
20. Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too - Beth Terry (03/06/2019)
21. The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle (3/9/2019)
22. Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard farming and home skills for self-sufficient living - Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin (3/12/2019)
23. The Power - Naomi Alderman (3/17/2019)
24. Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking - Samin Nosrat (3/22/2019)
25. Insurgent - Veronica Roth (3/23/2019)
26. Quicker than the Eye - Ray Bradbury (3/24/2019)
27. The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living - Josh Dorfman (3/27/2019)
28. The Life-changing Magic of Tidyig Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing - Marie Kondo (3/31/2019)
29. Queen Sugar - Natalie Baszile (4/6/2019)
30. Allegiant - Veronica Roth (4/6/2019)
31. Hounded - Kevin Hearne (4/7/2019)
32. The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well - Deborah Needleman (4/7/2019)
33. Color in Decoration - Annie Sloan and Kate Gwynn (4/8/2019)
34. A Vintage Affair - Isabel Wolff (4/13/2019)
35. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... and Maybe the World - William H. McRaven (4/13/2019)
36. Domino: The Book of Decorating - Deborah Needleman, Sara Ruffin Costello, Dara Coponigro (4/14/2019)
37. A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas (4/16/2019)
38. The Art of Interior Design: Selecting Elements for Distinctive Styles - Suzanne Woloszynska (4/20/2019)
39. American Gods - Neil Gaiman (4/24/2019)
40. A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas (4/25/2019)
41. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts - Joshua Hammer (5/8/2019)
42. Hexed - Kevin Hearne (5/11/2019)
43. This Star Won't Go Out - Esther Earl, with Lori and Wayne Earl (5/16/2019)
44. A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J. Maas (5/19/2019)
45. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning - Margareta Magnusson (5/25/2019)
46. Exodus - Leon Uris (5/27/2019)
47. Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What you Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch - Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods - Jennifer Reese (5/28/2019)
48. Tiamat's Wrath - James S.A. Corey (6/1/2019)
49. The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living - Meik Wiking (6/1/2019)
50. Circe - Madeline Miller (6/4/2019)
51. Can You Keep a Secret - Sophie Kinsella (6/5/2019)
52. Backyard Foraging - Ellen Zachos (6/15/2019)
53. The Secret History - Donna Tartt (6/17/2019)
54. Vicious - V.E. Schwab (6/19/2019)
55. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver (7/11/2019)

56. Brightly Burning - Alexa Donne (7/16/2019)
57. The Royal We - Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan (7/20/2019)
58. Brightly Burning - Mercedes Lackey (7/21/2019)
59. On Writing - Stephen King (7/27/2019)
60. Bitter Greens - Kate Forsyth (7/29/2019)

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« Reply #522 on: July 30, 2019, 07:24:20 AM »
48. Hell is Empty, Craig Johnson

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« Reply #523 on: July 31, 2019, 06:28:40 AM »
53. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
54. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
55. Demolition Angel by Robert Crais
56. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
57. Promise Me by Harlan Coben
58. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
59. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
60. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
61. One False Move by Harlan Coben

62. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

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« Reply #524 on: July 31, 2019, 06:52:58 AM »
Despite all the crazy things that happened this year, I've finished 50 books well ahead of schedule!

The highly recommended ones are marked in bold below.

1.   Smarter, Faster, Better: the Transformative Power of Real Productivity-Charles Duhigg
2.   The Places in Between-Rory Stewart
3.   Fear: Trump in the White House-Bob Woodward
4.   We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy-Ta-Nehisi Coates
5.   Dips & Spreads: 46 Gorgeous and Good-for-You Recipes-Dawn Yanagihara
6.   Congratulations, By The Way-George Saunders
7.   Art of Loving-Erich Fromm
8.   Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Wisdom, Well-Being and Wonder-Arianna Huffington
9.   Calypso-David Sedaris
10.   Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls-David Sedaris
11.   All the Money in the World-John Pearson
12.   The First Time Manager-Jim McCormick
13.   Bullshit Jobs: A Theory-David Graeber
14.   Big Mistakes: the Best Investors and Their Worst Investments-Michael Batnick
15.   Fantastic Mr. Fox-Roald Dahl
16.   How Long 'Til Black Future Month?-N.K. Jemisin
17.   Gmorning, Gnight: Little Pep Talks for Me and You-Lin Manuel Miranda and Johnny Sun
18.   The Library Book-Susan Orlean
19.   The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust-Diana B. Henriques
20.   Fairest in All the Land-Bill Willingham
21.   Disrupted: Misadventures in the Startup Bubble-Dan Lyons
22.   Elevation-Stephen King
23.   The Life of Elizabeth I-Alison Weir
24.   My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder-Nie Jun
25.   The New Silk Roads-Peter Frankopan
26.   The Great Divide-Joseph E. Stiglitz
27.   Small Fry-Lisa Brennan-Jobs
28.   A Wild Swan and Other Stories-Michael Cunningham
29.   Smoke Gets into Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory-Caitlin Doughty
30.   From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death-Caitlin Doughty
31.   The Perfect Nanny-Leila Slimani
32.   The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014-Edited by Daniel Handler
33.   Homes: A Refugee Story-Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung
34.   A Conspiracy of Truths-Alexandra Rowland
35.   King, Queen, Knave-Vladimir Nabokov
36.   Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America-Firoozeh Dumas
37.   The Compound Effect-Darren Hardy
38.   Laughing without an Accent-Firoozeh Dumas
39.   Very Good Lives-J.K. Rowling
40.   Kabuki: Scarab-David Mack and Rick Hays
41.   Put Your Best Face Forward-Sandra Lee
42.   Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis-Jared Diamond
43.   Ask a Manager-Allison Green
44.   La Casa-Paco Roca
45.   Moneyland -Olivier Bullough
46.   Quit Like a Millionaire-Kristy Shen
47.   Lists of Note-Shawn Usher
48.   Convenience Store Woman-Sayaka Murata
49.   Warlight-Michael Ondaatje
50.   Hiking with Nietzche: On Becoming Who You Are-John Kaag

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #525 on: July 31, 2019, 02:22:32 PM »
1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
3. North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah
4. Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
6. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
7. As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
8. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
9. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
10. A World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin
11.The Broken Ladder by Keith Payne
12. Circe by Madeline Miller
13. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
14. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
15. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
17. The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
18. The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
19. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
20. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
21. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway
22. The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
23. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
24. The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
25. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
26. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
27. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
28. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
29. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
30. Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
31. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
32. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
33. The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson) by Rick Riordan
34. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
35. May Flowers by Louisa May Alcott
36. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
37. Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo by Rick Riordan (this is really more of a short story, but once I hit 75 for the year I'm planning to finally read War and Peace, so it will balance out)
38. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
39. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
40. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
41. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
42. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
43. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
44. The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan
45. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
46. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
47. Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
48. An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle
49. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
50. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
51. Galatea by Madeline Miller
52. Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic
53.The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan
54.Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg
55. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
56. Daisy Miller by Henry James
57. The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel
58. The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
59. The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan
60. The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan
61. The Crown of Ptolemy by Rick Riordan

62. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
63. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
64. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

I've upped my goal for 2019 to be 100 books. :)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #526 on: August 01, 2019, 07:28:38 PM »
28. Sapiens
29. Helsinki: The People Make the City
30. Finite and Infinite Games
31. So You Want to Talk About Race
32. Burn It Down
33. The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited
34. A Voyage to Arcturus

Next up:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The Not So Big House
Happy City
The Fifth Season
Good Omens
The Other End of the Leash

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #527 on: August 02, 2019, 04:41:46 PM »
53. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
54. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
55. Demolition Angel by Robert Crais
56. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
57. Promise Me by Harlan Coben
58. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
59. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
60. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
61. One False Move by Harlan Coben
62. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

63. Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

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« Reply #528 on: August 03, 2019, 07:46:58 AM »
49. Recursion, Blake Crouch

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« Reply #529 on: August 03, 2019, 08:38:52 AM »
1. Infernal Devices - Philip Reeve - 1/3/18
2. Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari - 1/12/18 - UGH. Great subject, TERRIBLE execution. 200 pages of content in 430 pages of endless fucking lists and artificial dichotomies. Will never be reading another book from this author. He needs an editor to take the wind out of his (verbose, tedious, pedantic, excessive) sails
3. How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind - Dana White - 1/21/19
4. A Darkling Plain - Philip Reeve - 1/22/19
5. Woman on Fire - Amy Jo Goddard - 2/11/19 - fucking AWFUL. I don't think I'm the target audience. I found it incredibly condescending and reductionist and self-righteous. It was for book club. Hate that I even had to finish it!
6. Better Than Before - Gretchen Rubin - 2/19/19 - great. I highly recommend it.
7. The Female Persuasion - Meg Wolitzer - 3/1/19- actually a pretty solid read! Kept me engaged. Not my usual by any means (it was for book club), but not an annoyance read either.
8. The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/10/19 - these are fun kids reads. Well written and engaging.
9. The Queen of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/15/19
10. The King of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/19/20
11. Dies in Fire - S M Stirling - 3/21/19 - Book club book. This was really good! It's a local author, and I hate to say it, but I wasn't expecting much. Good read though. World war z writing vibe, but more compelling characters.
12. A Conspiracy of Kings - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/24/19
13. Thick as Thieves Megan Whalen Turner - 3/28/19
14. Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey - AJ Jacobs - 4/6/19 - not one of my favorite books by him. Hit it's stride a *little* more later on? But really, could have easily been an article and been better for it. Not much of his usual reliable great humor either. Eh.
15. The Year of Living Danishly - Helen Russell - 4/4/19 - pretty good, although the surprise infertility/miracle pregnancy store line crushed my sad little infertile heart. Definitely made me laugh out loud a time or two, and was an interesting look into denmark. A bit dry in places though.
16. Flight Behavior - Barabara Kingsolver - 4/15/19 - took me a little bit to get into this, but it was really good. Sad at times for sure. Empowering. Politically topical. Not sure why I owned it for so long without reading it! I love her books.
17. The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran - 4/24/19
18. Expecting Better - Emily Oster - 5/2/19
19. The Keystone Approach: Healing Arthritis and Psoriasis by Healing the Microbiome - Rebecca Fett - 5/8/19
20. Atomic Habits - James Clear - in progress (ugh this is a slog. Better than Before was way better) abandoned at about 60%
21. Your Money or Your Life - Joseph R. Dominguez, Monique Tilford, and Vicki Robin - 5/25/19
22. Cribsheets - Emily Oster - 6/6/19
23. The Power - Naomi Alderman - 6/7/19 - book club. Compelling and very readable, but depressing and pretty graphic (lots of sexual violence).
24. The Protector's War - SM Stirling - 7/2/19 - long book, but also I've been *exhausted* this month. Pregnancy might ruin my reading goal, even before the baby gets here!

25. Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell by Janet Wallach - 8/2/19 - good god book club needs to stop picking long books. Good for a biography, although that's not my usual preferred genre. (Although the intro at the beginning was terribly written!)
26. The Hidden Power of F*cking Up- Try Guys - in progress

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #530 on: August 04, 2019, 12:32:04 AM »
1. Laini Taylor - Strange the Dreamer
2. JK Rowling - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
3. Drew Hayes - Siege Tactics
4. Charlie Holmberg - Smoke & Summons
5. Barry Eisler - The Killer Collective
6. Sarah Andersen - Adulthood Is A Myth
7. Lydia Kang - A Beautiful Poison
8. Laini Taylor - Muse of Nightmares
9. Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen - Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
10. Michelle Obama - Becoming
11. Deborah Harkness - A Discovery of Witches
12. Lisa Goldstein - The Red Magician
13. Shea Ernshaw - The Wicked Deep
14. Rafi Zabor - The Bear Comes Home
15. Victoria Lee - The Fever King
16. Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
17. Ransom Riggs - Hollow City
18. Ransom Riggs - Library of Souls
19. Ransom Riggs - A Map of Days
20. Jonathan Auxier - Sweep: The Story of A Girl and Her Monster
21. Jonathan Auxier - The Night Gardener
22. James Lovegrove - The Labyrinth of Death
23. James Lovegrove - The Stuff of Nightmares
24. David Grann - Killers of the Flower Moon
25. Jonathan Auxier - Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes
26. James Lovegrove - The Thinking Engine
27. Barbara Sher - I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was
28. Jonathan Auxier - Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard
29. Masaji Ishikawa - A River in Darkness
30. Various Authors - The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic
31. Ruth Reichl - Garlic and Sapphires
32. Various Authors - The Moth Presents: All These Wonders
33. Kelly Link - Magic for Beginners
34. Neil Gaiman - The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book
35. William Dameron - The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing and Coming Out
36. Kendare Blake - Three Dark Crowns

37. Louise Penny - Still Life
38. Louise Penny - Glass Houses

Graciously loaned by a fellow MMMer... :-)  Some small-town Canadian mysteries were a nice change of pace. I have a library hold about to pop so I might take a day or two off reading until that one shows up. Or maybe I will find a novella to read...

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #531 on: August 04, 2019, 05:33:20 PM »
I couldn't just stop reading after meeting the goal!!! Been a bit on hiatus taking summer school while working, but am back for a few weeks of summer break--and reading! :)

I did reference the Tim Ferris podcast reading list and the books that are available from OverDrive at the two library systems are now starting to flow in from the wait list.

A couple of special notes--Draft No. 4 by John McPhee was exceptional. It turns out that it is a version of how McPhee teaches his writing seminar at Princeton U to a select group of students. It felt like fresh out of the oven soft buttered biscuits melting in my brain. SO GOOD!

Decisive by the Heath Brothers was a reread from last year. I often do not reread books unless they really give me pause. Really enjoyed this one and gleaned more from it the second time through.

59   Sell or Be Sold - Cardone
60   Ever Tool is a Hammer - Savage
61   The Way You Do Anything is the Way You Do Everything - Evans
62   Bullet Journal Method - Carroll
63   Comptia Server+ All in One - LaChance
64   Comptia Server+ - McMillan
65   Financially Forward - Von Tobel
66   Draft No. 4 - McPhee
67   Decisive - Heath

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« Reply #532 on: August 05, 2019, 11:42:21 AM »
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
2. Wisp of a Thing, Alex Bledsoe (library)
3. The 2018 Best American Essays, ed. Hilton Als (mine)
4. The Language Instinct, Stephen Pinker (mine)
5. Dreamsnake, Vonda McIntyre (library)
6. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins (mine)
7. Long Black Curl, Alex Bledsoe (library)
8. The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders (borrowed)
9. Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, ed. Ann Hood (library)
10. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie (mine)
11. Chapel of Ease, Alex Bledsoe (library)
12. Veganomicon, Isa Moskovitz (library)
13. Gather Her Round, Alex Bledsoe (library)
14. Kindred: The Graphic Novel, Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings (borrowed)
15. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao (mine)
16. My System, J.P. Muller (online)
17. Standing and Not Falling: A Sorceror's Primer in 13 Moons, Lee Morgan (mine)
18. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (library)
19. The Odyssey, Homer, trans. Emily Wilson (mine)
20. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
21. Old English Herbals, Eleanour Sinclair Rohde (mine)
22. Small Batch Baking, Debby Maugans Nakos (library)
23. Dragons: A Natural History, Karl Shuker (mine)
24. Soap: Making It, Enjoying It, Ann Bramson (mine)
25. Princesses Behaving Badly, Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (mine)
26. Life in the Garden, Penelope Lively (mine)
27. Always Coming Home, Ursula K. LeGuin (library)
28. Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Paintings, Carl Nordenfalk (mine)
29. Americanah, Chimamada Ngozi Adichie (mine)
30. Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright (mine)
31. milk and honey, Rupi Kaur (mine)
32. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (library)
33. Tom's Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce (library)
34. Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously, Adrienne Martini (library)

35. Possum Living, Dolly Freed (library). Read because someone here on the forums was talking about it; it's an old frugal classic to be sure, definitely more on the ERE side than MMM. A decent read, and I think some specific bits of advice would actually be useful in some circumstances (other advice, much less so).

I am at 11/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Native Tongue, Suzette Elgin (library)
Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (mine) (re-read #12 or so, reading this out loud with my partner <3)
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons (library)
The Fairies of Sadieville, Alex Bledsoe (library)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #533 on: August 06, 2019, 06:47:20 AM »
5. Demolition Angel by Robert Crais
56. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
57. Promise Me by Harlan Coben
58. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
59. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
60. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
61. One False Move by Harlan Coben
62. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
63. Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

64. Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #534 on: August 07, 2019, 07:45:01 AM »
28. Sapiens
29. Helsinki: The People Make the City
30. Finite and Infinite Games
31. So You Want to Talk About Race
32. Burn It Down
33. The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited
34. A Voyage to Arcturus
35. Code Girls
36. Killers of the Flower Moon

Next up:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The Not So Big House
Happy City
The Fifth Season
Good Omens
The Other End of the Leash

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #535 on: August 10, 2019, 08:38:44 AM »
1. Infernal Devices - Philip Reeve - 1/3/18
2. Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari - 1/12/18 - UGH. Great subject, TERRIBLE execution. 200 pages of content in 430 pages of endless fucking lists and artificial dichotomies. Will never be reading another book from this author. He needs an editor to take the wind out of his (verbose, tedious, pedantic, excessive) sails
3. How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind - Dana White - 1/21/19
4. A Darkling Plain - Philip Reeve - 1/22/19
5. Woman on Fire - Amy Jo Goddard - 2/11/19 - fucking AWFUL. I don't think I'm the target audience. I found it incredibly condescending and reductionist and self-righteous. It was for book club. Hate that I even had to finish it!
6. Better Than Before - Gretchen Rubin - 2/19/19 - great. I highly recommend it.
7. The Female Persuasion - Meg Wolitzer - 3/1/19- actually a pretty solid read! Kept me engaged. Not my usual by any means (it was for book club), but not an annoyance read either.
8. The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/10/19 - these are fun kids reads. Well written and engaging.
9. The Queen of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/15/19
10. The King of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/19/20
11. Dies in Fire - S M Stirling - 3/21/19 - Book club book. This was really good! It's a local author, and I hate to say it, but I wasn't expecting much. Good read though. World war z writing vibe, but more compelling characters.
12. A Conspiracy of Kings - Megan Whalen Turner - 3/24/19
13. Thick as Thieves Megan Whalen Turner - 3/28/19
14. Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey - AJ Jacobs - 4/6/19 - not one of my favorite books by him. Hit it's stride a *little* more later on? But really, could have easily been an article and been better for it. Not much of his usual reliable great humor either. Eh.
15. The Year of Living Danishly - Helen Russell - 4/4/19 - pretty good, although the surprise infertility/miracle pregnancy store line crushed my sad little infertile heart. Definitely made me laugh out loud a time or two, and was an interesting look into denmark. A bit dry in places though.
16. Flight Behavior - Barabara Kingsolver - 4/15/19 - took me a little bit to get into this, but it was really good. Sad at times for sure. Empowering. Politically topical. Not sure why I owned it for so long without reading it! I love her books.
17. The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran - 4/24/19
18. Expecting Better - Emily Oster - 5/2/19
19. The Keystone Approach: Healing Arthritis and Psoriasis by Healing the Microbiome - Rebecca Fett - 5/8/19
20. Atomic Habits - James Clear - in progress (ugh this is a slog. Better than Before was way better) abandoned at about 60%
21. Your Money or Your Life - Joseph R. Dominguez, Monique Tilford, and Vicki Robin - 5/25/19
22. Cribsheets - Emily Oster - 6/6/19
23. The Power - Naomi Alderman - 6/7/19 - book club. Compelling and very readable, but depressing and pretty graphic (lots of sexual violence).
24. The Protector's War - SM Stirling - 7/2/19 - long book, but also I've been *exhausted* this month. Pregnancy might ruin my reading goal, even before the baby gets here!
25. Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell by Janet Wallach - 8/2/19 - good god book club needs to stop picking long books. Good for a biography, although that's not my usual preferred genre. (Although the intro at the beginning was terribly written!)

26. The Hidden Power of F*cking Up- Try Guys - 8/8/19
27. Precious Little Sleep - Alexis Dubief - in progress
28. The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth - Genevieve Howland - in progress

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #536 on: August 11, 2019, 05:44:50 AM »
50. As the Crow Flies, Craig Johnson

Sweet! I'm done!  No more reading this year!!

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #537 on: August 12, 2019, 12:54:53 AM »
Sweet! I'm done!  No more reading this year!!

But what a shame that would be!

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #538 on: August 12, 2019, 05:46:35 AM »
56. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
57. Promise Me by Harlan Coben
58. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
59. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
60. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
61. One False Move by Harlan Coben
62. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
63. Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner
64. Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

65. Look for Me by Lisa Gardner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #539 on: August 12, 2019, 06:28:17 AM »
Do audio books count?

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #540 on: August 12, 2019, 07:34:17 AM »
Do audio books count?

If they didn't, i'd be at zero!

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #541 on: August 12, 2019, 11:14:16 AM »
1) 21 Questions for the 21st Century--Yuval Noah Harari
2) Braving the Wilderness--Brene Brown
3) Treating People Well : The Extraordinary Power of Civility At Work and In Life--Lea Berman & Jeremy Bernard
4) Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World--Cal Newport
5) The Course of Love--Alain de Botton *fiction
6) Cringeworthy : A Theory of Awkwardness--Melissa Dahl
7) Do Not Say We Have Nothing--Madeline Thien   *fiction
8) Designing Your Life : How To Build a Well-lived, Joyful Life--Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
9) No Time to Spare : Thinking About What Matters--Ursula Le Guin  *essays
10) We Should All Be Feminists--Chimamanda Adichie  *short essay
11) Mindfulness in Plain English--Bhante Gunaratana
12) NeuroTribes : The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity--Steve Silberman
13) The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty--Soetu Yanagi, Bernard Leach
14) My Year of Meats--Ruth Ozeki *fiction for bookclub
15) Be Nobody--Lama Marut (so-so, easy read so I finished it)
16) Atomic Habits : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones --James Clear
17) Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection--John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick
18) Becoming--Michelle Obama *bookclub
19) Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage--Alfred Lansing *great historical read
20) Finding Gobi : A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart --Dion Leonard (nice story,  did not need to be book-length)
21) All Our Relations : Finding the Path Forward--Tanya Talaga (Massey lecture series book; crisis of youth suicide in Indigenous populations)
22) White Fragility : Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People about Racism--Robin Diangelo *so good, important..will be re-read
23) Artists In Their Studios: Where Art is Born--Robert Amos
24) Shoe Dog : A Memoir by the Creator of Nike--Phil Knight--so good
25) Man's Search for Meaning: Viktor Frankl *bookclub
26) All New Square Foot Gardening: Mel Bartholomew
27) On Art and Mindfulness--Enrique Martinez Celaya
28) Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies--Jared Diamond
29) The Suitcase & The Jar: Travels with a Daughter's Ashes--Becky Livingston *intense subject matter but somehow an uplifting book
30) The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution--Lynn Rossy
31) Homes: A Refugee Story--Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, Winnie Yeung
32) Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall--Will Ellsworth-Jones *bookclub
33) The Dangerous Old Woman: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype--Clarissa Pinkola Estes (audio)
34) Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams--Matthew Walker--soo great
35) Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide--Rosemary Gladstar
36) Love for Imperfect Things--Haemin Sunim
37) The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming--David Wallace-Wells
38) Americanah--Chimamanda Negozi Adichie**fiction, fantastic
39) What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence --edited by Michele Filgate
40) The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures--Anne Fadiman
41) A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy--William B. Irvine**still reading bit by bit
42) Peace of Mind: Becoming Fully Present--Thich Nhat Hanh
43) Falter : Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out: Bill McKibbon
44) Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe--Charlotte Gill
45) Digital Minimalism : Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World--Cal Newport
46) Silence: In the Age of Noise--Erling Kagge

working on
47) The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature's Ingredients--Pascal Baudar
48) The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity--Norman Doidge
49) Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love--John Gottman, Julie Schwartz
50) Mindfulness in Plain English--Bhante Gunuratana

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #542 on: August 13, 2019, 08:38:02 AM »
1. Laini Taylor - Strange the Dreamer
2. JK Rowling - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
3. Drew Hayes - Siege Tactics
4. Charlie Holmberg - Smoke & Summons
5. Barry Eisler - The Killer Collective
6. Sarah Andersen - Adulthood Is A Myth
7. Lydia Kang - A Beautiful Poison
8. Laini Taylor - Muse of Nightmares
9. Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen - Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
10. Michelle Obama - Becoming
11. Deborah Harkness - A Discovery of Witches
12. Lisa Goldstein - The Red Magician
13. Shea Ernshaw - The Wicked Deep
14. Rafi Zabor - The Bear Comes Home
15. Victoria Lee - The Fever King
16. Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
17. Ransom Riggs - Hollow City
18. Ransom Riggs - Library of Souls
19. Ransom Riggs - A Map of Days
20. Jonathan Auxier - Sweep: The Story of A Girl and Her Monster
21. Jonathan Auxier - The Night Gardener
22. James Lovegrove - The Labyrinth of Death
23. James Lovegrove - The Stuff of Nightmares
24. David Grann - Killers of the Flower Moon
25. Jonathan Auxier - Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes
26. James Lovegrove - The Thinking Engine
27. Barbara Sher - I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was
28. Jonathan Auxier - Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard
29. Masaji Ishikawa - A River in Darkness
30. Various Authors - The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic
31. Ruth Reichl - Garlic and Sapphires
32. Various Authors - The Moth Presents: All These Wonders
33. Kelly Link - Magic for Beginners
34. Neil Gaiman - The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book
35. William Dameron - The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing and Coming Out
36. Kendare Blake - Three Dark Crowns
37. Louise Penny - Still Life
38. Louise Penny - Glass Houses

39. Jim Lahey - My Pizza
40. Thomas Lennon - Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

The cookbook was excellent if not terribly practical. I didn't like Thomas Lennon's book very much, unfortunately. But it was a quick read at least.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #543 on: August 13, 2019, 08:55:09 AM »
30. Finite and Infinite Games
31. So You Want to Talk About Race
32. Burn It Down
33. The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited
34. A Voyage to Arcturus
35. Code Girls
36. Killers of the Flower Moon
37. The Not So Big House (disappointed with this)

Next up:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Happy City
The Fifth Season
Good Omens
The Other End of the Leash

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #544 on: August 16, 2019, 05:55:13 AM »
46. Force of Nature by Jane Harper
47. DIY Rules for a WTF World by Krista Suh (audiobook)
48. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (audiobook - so good on audio!)
49. Creative Trespassing by Tania Karan (It wasn't clear who this book was aimed at, seemed like it switched towards the end)

I'm currently in the middle of 'Bullshit Jobs' and really enjoying it :)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #545 on: August 16, 2019, 07:57:12 AM »
30. Finite and Infinite Games
31. So You Want to Talk About Race
32. Burn It Down
33. The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited
34. A Voyage to Arcturus
35. Code Girls
36. Killers of the Flower Moon
37. The Not So Big House (disappointed with this)
38. A Thousand Mornings

Started: The Other End of the Leash

Next up (possibly):
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Happy City
The Fifth Season
Good Omens

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #546 on: August 16, 2019, 08:56:59 AM »
57. Promise Me by Harlan Coben
58. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
59. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
60. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
61. One False Move by Harlan Coben
62. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
63. Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner
64. Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner
65. Look for Me by Lisa Gardner

66. Don't let Go by Harlan Coben

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #547 on: August 18, 2019, 09:12:43 AM »
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  • My Child's Different: The Lessons Learned from One Family's Struggle by Elaine Halligan
  • The power of habits by Charles Duhigg
  • The 7 habits  of highly effective people by Stephen Covey … reread
  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
  • Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward by Henry Cloud
  • The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
  • Nemesis by Agatha Christie
  • Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steel
FR*
  • Ouragan (Rushing Waters) par Danielle Steel
  • Magique (Magic) par Danielle Steel
  • Cadeaux inestimables (Precious Gifts) par Danielle Steel
  • Les diamants de l'hiver (Homecoming) par Belva Plain
  • Quand l'ouragan s'apaise (The flame and the flower) par Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  • La vie devant soi (The life before us) par Émile Ajar (Romain Gary)
  • Traîtrises (Beloved Rogue) par Penelope Williamson
  • Pressentiments (The Unseen) par Katherine Webb
  • L'héritage (The Legacy) par Katherine Webb
  • À la claire rivière (A Half Forgotten Song) par Katherine Webb
  • Chanson douce (Lullaby) par Leïla Slimani
  • Une vie de lumière et de vent () par Christian Signol
  • Vivre et mentir à Téhéran (City of lies:Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Teheran) par Ramita Navai
  • Le bal (Precious Gifts) par Danielle Steel
  • Au jour le jour ( One Day at a Time) par Danielle Steel
  • Les lueurs du Sud ( Southern Lights) par Danielle Steel
  • Les Feux sauvages de la mémoire (Hector's talent for miracles) par Kitty Sewell
  • Juste avant le bonheur () par Agnès Ledig
  • Le baiser (The Kiss) par Danielle Steel
  • Le reste de leur vie () par Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
  • En attendant Bojangles (Waiting for Bojangles) par Olivier Bourdeaut
  • Bakhita (Bakhita) par Véronique Olmi
* English title (if applicable or summary) in italics

Getting a little behind again; I spend too much time on the forums; I'd normally read a book of 500 pages in 4/5 hrs but I have so little free time now, it's frustrating ... and I take longer to read non fiction books. My goal was 40 fiction books (probably in French ; from the library) and 10 non-fiction books (I mostly buy them, so in English). So far I have only 6 non-fiction books and 24 fiction books : 4 non fiction and 16 fiction to go. I have to read 4 fiction and 1 non-fiction book a month for the last 4 months of the year. Doable !!
Thank you for this ganglet ; it keep me accountable, otherwise I’ll stop reading and it’s a big part of who I am and so entertaining and you never stop learning.
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #548 on: August 19, 2019, 12:31:13 AM »
1. Laini Taylor - Strange the Dreamer
2. JK Rowling - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
3. Drew Hayes - Siege Tactics
4. Charlie Holmberg - Smoke & Summons
5. Barry Eisler - The Killer Collective
6. Sarah Andersen - Adulthood Is A Myth
7. Lydia Kang - A Beautiful Poison
8. Laini Taylor - Muse of Nightmares
9. Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen - Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
10. Michelle Obama - Becoming
11. Deborah Harkness - A Discovery of Witches
12. Lisa Goldstein - The Red Magician
13. Shea Ernshaw - The Wicked Deep
14. Rafi Zabor - The Bear Comes Home
15. Victoria Lee - The Fever King
16. Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
17. Ransom Riggs - Hollow City
18. Ransom Riggs - Library of Souls
19. Ransom Riggs - A Map of Days
20. Jonathan Auxier - Sweep: The Story of A Girl and Her Monster
21. Jonathan Auxier - The Night Gardener
22. James Lovegrove - The Labyrinth of Death
23. James Lovegrove - The Stuff of Nightmares
24. David Grann - Killers of the Flower Moon
25. Jonathan Auxier - Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes
26. James Lovegrove - The Thinking Engine
27. Barbara Sher - I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was
28. Jonathan Auxier - Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard
29. Masaji Ishikawa - A River in Darkness
30. Various Authors - The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic
31. Ruth Reichl - Garlic and Sapphires
32. Various Authors - The Moth Presents: All These Wonders
33. Kelly Link - Magic for Beginners
34. Neil Gaiman - The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book
35. William Dameron - The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing and Coming Out
36. Kendare Blake - Three Dark Crowns
37. Louise Penny - Still Life
38. Louise Penny - Glass Houses
39. Jim Lahey - My Pizza
40. Thomas Lennon - Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

41. Ruth Reichl - Delicious!

I really enjoyed this (although parts of the storyline hit a little too close to home with the "publisher closing the New York office and everyone's out of a job" bit). Not a perfect book, but I enjoyed the rich detail of the settings and the characters and how the mystery drove the plot along.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #549 on: August 19, 2019, 05:22:58 PM »
(1) Becoming by Michelle Obama
(2) The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
(3) Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki
(4) Just Kids by Patti Smith
(5) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
(6) The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer
(7) Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
(8) Children of God by Mary Doria Russell
(9) The North Water by Ian McGuire
(10) How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
(11) The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
(12) Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
(13) Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang
(14) The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
(15) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
(16) Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
(17) The Last Empress by Anchee Min
(18) Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White
(19) Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
(20) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
(21) Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton
(22) The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart
(23) The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
(24) Classics in the Classroom by Michael Clay Thompson
(25) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
(26) The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
(27) The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
(28) The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
(29) There There by Tommy Orange
(30) Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson
(31) Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan

(32) A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan
(33) The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan
(34) Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan