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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #550 on: August 19, 2019, 05:32:37 PM »
50. (!!!) Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

I did it! Not a bad one to finish on either. I've got a few more on the go so I'm going to switch my challenge to 50 non-audiobooks.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #551 on: August 20, 2019, 04:07:45 PM »
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

67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #552 on: August 21, 2019, 01:55:59 PM »
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!

42. Kendare Blake - One Dark Throne

I'm enjoying this series a lot - this book was great. I was pretty sad about self-spoiling it, though - there was a long waitlist at the library for this one so when it came in, I went to check the next book in the series to see if I needed to put myself on a waitlist again for the next one. While on the web page, my eye couldn't help but fall on the first line of the description of the book, which gave away a big part of the ending of this one >:-[

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #553 on: August 21, 2019, 02:21:39 PM »
1. Descender Vol 6 - Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
3. The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks
4. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
5. The Winter Long - Seanan McGuire
6. All the Dreams We've Dreamed - Rus Bradford
7. A Red-Rose Chain - Seanan McGuire
8. After the Fire - Will Hill
9. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - William Irvine
10. Becoming - Michelle Obama
11. Once Broken Faith - Seanan McGuire
12. The Brightest Fell- Seanan McGuire
13. Night and Silence - Seanan McGuire
14. You are a Badass - Jen Sincero
15. On Writing - Stephen King
16. Educated - Tara Westover
17. Hey, Liberal!: A Novel - Shawn Shiflett
18. Why I'm no Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge


19. It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried David Heinemeier Hansson
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis
22. The South Side: A portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Moore
23. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
24. Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pamela Smith Hill
25. Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything you Know About Success is Wrong by Eric Barker
26. Lies My Teacher Told me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen
27. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
28. Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders, Jill Enders
29. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
30. Terrier by Tamora Pierce
31. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
32. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
33. Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools by Diane Ravitch
34. Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #554 on: August 24, 2019, 02:52:19 PM »
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
67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman

68. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #555 on: August 25, 2019, 05:54:01 AM »
51. Divorce Horse, Craig Johnson
52. Any Other Name, Craig Johnson
53. Long Road to Mercy, David Baldacci

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #556 on: August 26, 2019, 07:56:01 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
39. Returning to Earth (my first re-read of the year)

Started: The Other End of the Leash and Frankenstein (2nd re-read of the year)

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #557 on: August 26, 2019, 02:24:54 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

65. How to Be a Happier Parent by KJ Dell'Antonia
66. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
67. The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
68. The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
69. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
70. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
71. A Spark of Light by Jodie Picoult

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #558 on: August 28, 2019, 03:57:52 AM »
51. Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber - oh my, this is just my type of book. Loved it.

52. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli (audiobook)
53. Trash by Andy Mulligan (audiobook)
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #559 on: August 28, 2019, 04:16:23 AM »
2019
1. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko - finished 3/21/19
2. Precious Little Sleep by Alexis Dubief - finished 8/27/19

2/50

Not looking good this year. I've had such little motivation to read espescially now with Puglet here. I just want to go straight to bed at night.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #560 on: August 28, 2019, 09:09:09 AM »
@haypug16 --that makes sense, sometimes you need a good sleep rather than a good book! Congrats :)
 
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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
47) The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature's Ingredients--Pascal Baudar
48) Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love--John Gottman, Julie Schwartz
49) Mindfulness in Plain English--Bhante Gunuratana

working on
50) The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity--Norman Doidge
51) The Book of Delights: Essays--Ross Gay **fantastic
52) Where the Crawdads Sing--Delia Owens *bookclub
53) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--Jean-Dominique Bauby



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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #561 on: August 28, 2019, 09:38:00 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)

61. A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman (8/8/2019)
62. Take A Thief - Mercedes Lackey (8/10/2019)
63. Magician: Apprentice - Raymond Feist (8/18/2019)
64. Magician: Master - Raymond Feist (8/24/2019)
65. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith (8/27/2019)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #562 on: August 28, 2019, 10:16:03 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!
42. Kendare Blake - One Dark Throne

43. Kendare Blake - Two Dark Reigns

Still enjoying this series a lot. About to read a prequel, but it's a shorter novella so I'm not sure it counts for this challenge...

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #563 on: August 28, 2019, 10:33:15 AM »
Not looking good this year. I've had such little motivation to read espescially now with Puglet here. I just want to go straight to bed at night.

Boy do I remember how that was! I had years there where I only read a couple books the entire year. When my youngest was about 4 I got a kindle and it changed everything for me since I could read while holding hands at bedtime...plus I could check out ebooks for free from the library without worrying about them getting lost, damaged, etc. You have lots of years to get back to reading...enjoy your little one and get as much sleep as you can. I look back on those first few years now and it was just a blur!

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« Reply #564 on: August 28, 2019, 12:53:47 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)
34. Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously, Adrienne Martini (library)
35. Possum Living, Dolly Freed (library)

36. Native Tongue, Suzette Elgin (library). Good but hard book. Great job at the linguistics overall in terms of realisticness (if not 100% realistic), and I loved many of the characters and much of the messaging. However, there was so much misogyny in it -- critiqued and clearly indicated to be awful, but there it was, and it made it really hard to read the book some days.
37. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons (library). Super funny pastiche of the old "back to the farm" type novels, with some really lyrical writing and just a lot to make you giggle.

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

Currently reading:

Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (mine) (re-read #12 or so, reading this out loud with my partner <3)
The Fairies of Sadieville, Alex Bledsoe (library)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #565 on: August 29, 2019, 07:57:27 PM »
Completed so far:

1. Surface Detail, by Iain M. Banks (predictable,but entertaining)
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey  (of nightmares)
3. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan (the author has such a crush on google)
4. the handmaid's tale, Atwood (oof)
5. The Doomsday Machine, Ellsberg ([insert litany of swearwords, here])
6. A Wrinkle in Time, L'Engle (much-needed wholesomeness)
7. People of the Lie, Peck
8. The Road Less Traveled, Peck (reminds me of Fromm's 'Art of Loving,' but with more religious overtones)
9. A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor (my sense of the scope of history has been broadened delightfully)
10. The Left Hand of Darkness, Le Guin (I loved it)
11. Ecclesiastes (epicureanism?)
12. Legal Systems Very Different From Ours, Friedman (focuses on stable systems, p interesting)
13. Candide, Voltaire (more epicureanism, also hilarious)
14. Plot Against America, Roth (alternate history fiction set in the 1940s)

15. Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (aaaaaaa)
16. William Hanson, The Bluffer's Guide to Etiquette
17. Konrad Lorenz, On Aggression (mixed bag)
18. James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games (reread)
19. Aaron Swartz, The Boy Who Could Change the World (strongly recommended)
20. Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, Good Omens
21. Gatto, The Underground History of American Education (disorganized, biased, but not entirely wrong)
22. Andy Weir, The Martian (survivalist porn)
23. Terry Pratchet, Hogfather (cute)

short stories:
The End of the Whole Mess by Stephen King (v short story)
Washington Irving’s "Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #566 on: August 30, 2019, 04:21:13 PM »
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
67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman
68. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross

69. Sacred and Profane by Faye Kellerman

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« Reply #567 on: August 30, 2019, 05:31:20 PM »
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
67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman
68. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
69. Sacred and Profane by Faye Kellerman

70. The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #568 on: August 30, 2019, 05:57:38 PM »
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 - 8/29/19
29. And Baby Makes Three - John M. Gottman and Julie Gottman - 8/31/19
30. Brain Health From Birth - Rebecca Fett - in progress
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #569 on: September 01, 2019, 04:36:53 PM »
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!
42. Kendare Blake - One Dark Throne
43. Kendare Blake - Two Dark Reigns

44. Kendare Blake - The Young Queens / The Oracle Queen

I ended up reading both prequel novellas, so I'm counting it as one book since they were pretty short. The next book in the series happens to be coming out this week so I'm waiting to see what place in the waitlist I am (for some reason it doesn't tell you until the book is released, but I put myself on in July). Starting something else in the meantime but if I get a copy right away I'll probably read it next to release it to the rest of the waitlist.

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« Reply #570 on: September 03, 2019, 06:02:39 AM »

I'm in! I seem to always have a goal to increase my reading. I've seen an uptick in my travel for work so I've been able to tackle more audiobooks lately. I also learned to crochet and that gives me a lot of time to read, if I can find the time to do that. A friend turned me on to Orson Scott Card and I love those audiobooks, so this list will probably be dominated by his books.

1. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card
2. Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card
3. The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
5. Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card
6. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
7. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
8. The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason
9. The Swarm by Orson Scott Card
10. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
11. Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones by Brandon Sanderson
12. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs     (Excellent...best of the trilogy)

13. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #571 on: September 03, 2019, 08:03:54 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
14) The Sun Also Rises -Ernest Hemingway 08/12/2019
15) A Farewell to Arms -Ernest Hemingway 09/01/2019

Currently reading: A History of Scotland - Neil Oliver

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 #572 on: September 04, 2019, 04:07:45 PM »
66.  Georgette Heyer, Venetia
67.  Gail Carriger, Reticence
68.  Elizabeth Acevedo, With the Fire on High
69.  Dolores Gordon-Smith, A Fete Worse than Death
70.  Jayne Ann Krentz as Jayne Castle, After Dark
71.  Gail Carriger, Curtsies & Conspiracies
72.  Gail Carriger, Waistcoats & Weaponry

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #573 on: September 05, 2019, 11:56:23 AM »
54. O. Winston Link Life Along the Line, Tony Reevy
55. Dry Bones, Craig Johnson
56. The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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« Reply #574 on: September 05, 2019, 08:18:54 PM »
Getting a pretty late start here. Just renewed my library card, and have been upping my reading a bit. There's pretty much no way I'll hit 50... But warming up for 2020!:

1. The Headspace Guide to Meditation & Mindfulness
2. Early Retirement Extreme: A philosophical and practical guide to financial independence
3. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
4. The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals—and Other Forgotten Skills
5. The Happiness Project
6. Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
7. What the Numbers Say: A Field Guide to Mastering Our Numerical World
8. Micromastery: Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Find the Hidden Path to Happiness
9. Desert Solitaire

Currently reading:
- Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade
- Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #575 on: September 07, 2019, 07:58:39 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. The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth - Genevieve Howland - 8/29/19
28. And Baby Makes Three - John M. Gottman and Julie Gottman - 8/31/19

29. Brain Health From Birth - Rebecca Fett - 9/6/19
30. Precious Little Sleep - Alexis Dubief - in progress
31. Little Fires Everywhere — CELESTE NG - in progress

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #576 on: September 07, 2019, 10:21:18 AM »
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
67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman
68. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
69. Sacred and Profane by Faye Kellerman

70. Right behind you by Lisa Gardner

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« Reply #577 on: September 09, 2019, 11:21:23 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
39. Returning to Earth (my first re-read of the year)
40. The Other End of the Leash

Started: Frankenstein (2nd re-read of the year), Good Omens

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #578 on: September 09, 2019, 04:27:17 PM »
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
67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman
68. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
69. Sacred and Profane by Faye Kellerman
70. Right behind you by Lisa Gardner

71. The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

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« Reply #579 on: September 10, 2019, 03:13:10 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)
34. Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously, Adrienne Martini (library)
35. Possum Living, Dolly Freed (library)
36. Native Tongue, Suzette Elgin (library)
37. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons (library)

38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed). My partner and I just finished our re-read and. I love this series so much, y'all.

39. The Fairies of Sadieville, Alex Bledsoe (library). This was a really nice conclusion to this series. There were some truly solid parts, and it just feels like a natural conclusion that tied things together nicely.

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

Currently reading:

Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (mine) (re-read #12 or so, reading this out loud with my partner <3)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Maurice Leblanc (mine)
Imagination in Place, Wendell Berry (library)

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« Reply #580 on: September 10, 2019, 06:43:20 PM »
I did it! I read about 8 books every time I go on vacation. My 305-book 'to read' list is going to get rekt if I ever manage to retire.
January
 1. The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky
 2. Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux
 3. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
 4. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
 5. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
 6. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
 7. The Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
February
 8. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
 9. Rocannon's World by Ursula LeGuin
 10. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
 11. Hungry Monkey by Matthew Amster-Burton
 12. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin.
 13. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
 14. Dungeon Born by Dakota Krout
 15. A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
 16. The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
 17. Walkable City by Jeff Speck
March:
 18. Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart
 19. Dawn by Elie Wiesel
 20. Day by Elie Wiesel
 21. Dungeon Madness by Dakota Krout
April:
 22. Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
 23. Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
 24. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
May:
 25. Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Change the World by Dan Koeppel
 26. Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution - and Why America Might Miss It by Susan Crawford
 27. The Power by Naomi Alderman
 28. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
 29. Golden Age and Other Stories by Naomi Novik
 30. The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport
 31. The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton
 32. Hiroshima by John Hersey
June
 33. The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
 34. Shopgirl by Steve Martin
 35. Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
36. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
 37. A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
July
 38. A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler
 39. Dungeon Desolation by Dakota Krout
 40. The Grand Budapest Hotel by Matt Zoller Seitz
August
 41. The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
 42. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
 43. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
 44. Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres
 45. Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road by Kate Harris
 46. Sons by Pearl Buck
 47. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander
 48. What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio
 49. The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
September
 50. Inside the Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka
 51. Champagne: How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times by Don Kladstrup
 52. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

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« Reply #581 on: September 11, 2019, 08:49:03 AM »
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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
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
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
47) The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature's Ingredients--Pascal Baudar
48) Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love--John Gottman, Julie Schwartz
49) Mindfulness in Plain English--Bhante Gunuratana
50) The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity--Norman Doidge
51) The Book of Delights: Essays--Ross Gay **fantastic
52) Where the Crawdads Sing--Delia Owens *bookclub
53) Outrageous Openness--Tosha Silver
54) The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living--Nathan Williams
55) On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light--Cordelia Strube

working on
56) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--Jean-Dominique Bauby
57) The Overstory--Richard Powers (my pick for the next bookclub read)
*forgot a few others I am in the midst of!
58) Between the World and Me--Ta-Nehisi Coates
59) Walking: One Step at a Time--Erling Kagge
60) Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
61) Daily Rituals: How Artists Work--Mason Currey
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #582 on: September 11, 2019, 03:17:24 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

(35) Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
(36) The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #583 on: September 11, 2019, 04:17:23 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)
34. Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously, Adrienne Martini (library)
35. Possum Living, Dolly Freed (library)
36. Native Tongue, Suzette Elgin (library)
37. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons (library)
38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
39. The Fairies of Sadieville, Alex Bledsoe (library)

40. The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Maurice Leblanc (mine). This was SO good. It reminds me very much of Sherlock Holmes, but from the criminal's point of view (in this case, a thief).

I am at 12/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (mine) (re-read #12 or so, reading this out loud with my partner <3)
Imagination in Place, Wendell Berry (library)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #584 on: September 14, 2019, 12:37:46 PM »
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
67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman
68. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
69. Sacred and Profane by Faye Kellerman
70. Right behind you by Lisa Gardner
71. The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

72. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #585 on: September 15, 2019, 12:19:25 PM »
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
67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman
68. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
69. Sacred and Profane by Faye Kellerman
70. Right behind you by Lisa Gardner
71. The Death House by Sarah Pinborough
72. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

73. Back Spin by Harlan Coben

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #586 on: September 16, 2019, 07:11:13 AM »
ENG
  • 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
  • Hercule Poirot's christmas by Agatha Christie
  • The last runaway by Tracy Chevalier
  • Five days by Douglas Kennedy
  • Missing you by Harlan Coben
  • An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler
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

I've really enjoyed the last (English) books I read. It's the first time I enjoyed so much a cooking book ('An everlasting meal').

I loved 'the last runaway' by Tracy Chevalier, even more so than 'the girl with an earring'. I'm truly astonished by the lives of those runaway slaves and I am understanding what 'the underground railway' means now. I didn't know about Quakers either, I went on a Google search rabbit hole about the underground railway, the Quakers, the abolitionists, etc.

Then 'five days' is so unsettling, at least for me as it explores the fact that you cannot change others and have to live your life. I can't express eloquently how it's well put but yeah I loved it maybe because it hits close to home.


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« Reply #587 on: September 16, 2019, 09:50:40 AM »
I probably won't make it to 50 books, but will try finish at least 10.

1. La Mystere (french Children's book)

Currently reading
L'etranger (almost finished). Restarted Kafka on the shore because I never finished and also restarted Steppenwolfe.

Finished L'etranger. I am actually surprised how much of this book I forgot

1. La Mystere
2. L'etranger

I am not counting all the terrible translated chinese novels I've read online. Many, I have dropped halfway. Many, the translators quit half way. The worst is finding good translations with a mediocre story. I am sometimes amazed that some of these are actual published stories...

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #588 on: September 16, 2019, 04:42:05 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)
34. Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously, Adrienne Martini (library)
35. Possum Living, Dolly Freed (library)
36. Native Tongue, Suzette Elgin (library)
37. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons (library)
38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
39. The Fairies of Sadieville, Alex Bledsoe (library)
40. The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Maurice Leblanc (mine)

41. Imagination in Place, Wendell Berry (library). A good book overall; some essays I enjoyed more than others, but Berry was a thoughtful man with a good amount of wisdom in his head, and it was incredibly pleasant to read an author who exhibits that level of measured and careful thought.

I am at 12/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (mine) (re-read #12 or so, reading this out loud with my partner <3)
Abundance of Less, Andy Couturier (borrowed)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #589 on: September 16, 2019, 07:38:08 PM »
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)
61. A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman (8/8/2019)
62. Take A Thief - Mercedes Lackey (8/10/2019)
63. Magician: Apprentice - Raymond Feist (8/18/2019)
64. Magician: Master - Raymond Feist (8/24/2019)
65. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith (8/27/2019)

66. Watchmen - Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons (9/2/2019)
67. Warp - Lev Grossman (9/7/2019)
68. Four: A Divergent Collection - Veronica Roth (9/8/2019)
69. Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think - Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler (9/14/2019)
70. Song of the Dragon - Tracy Hickman (9/16/2019)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #590 on: September 17, 2019, 09:43:34 AM »
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
65. How to Be a Happier Parent by KJ Dell'Antonia
66. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
67. The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
68. The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
69. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
70. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
71. A Spark of Light by Jodie Picoult

72. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
73. Year of No Clutter by Eve Schaub
74. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

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« Reply #591 on: September 18, 2019, 03:58:50 PM »
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
67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman
68. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
69. Sacred and Profane by Faye Kellerman
70. Right behind you by Lisa Gardner
71. The Death House by Sarah Pinborough
72. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
73. Back Spin by Harlan Coben

74. Milk and Honey by Faye Kellerman

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« Reply #592 on: September 18, 2019, 04:44:07 PM »
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
67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman
68. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
69. Sacred and Profane by Faye Kellerman
70. Right behind you by Lisa Gardner
71. The Death House by Sarah Pinborough
72. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
73. Back Spin by Harlan Coben
74. Milk and Honey by Faye Kellerman

75. The 7th Month by Lisa Gardner

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« Reply #593 on: September 21, 2019, 09:35:10 PM »
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!
42. Kendare Blake - One Dark Throne
43. Kendare Blake - Two Dark Reigns
44. Kendare Blake - The Young Queens / The Oracle Queen

45. Jon Krakauer - Under the Banner of Heaven

Did not love this book. It was somewhat interesting, but felt kind of aimless, jumping around a lot and never really getting to a point. I also was uncomfortable with the way the author referred to some of the events and practices in the book. (I won't get into specifics here since it's triggery child abuse stuff.) It took me forever to get through since I never really wanted to pick it up and read it, but I got it done 2 hours before the library deadline. In the meantime the next book in the Kendare Blake series came through from the waitlist, and I'm excited for that one :-)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #594 on: September 22, 2019, 07:36:41 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. The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth - Genevieve Howland - 8/29/19
28. And Baby Makes Three - John M. Gottman and Julie Gottman - 8/31/19
29. Brain Health From Birth - Rebecca Fett - 9/6/19

30. Precious Little Sleep - Alexis Dubief - in progress
31. Little Fires Everywhere — CELESTE NG - 9/20/19
32. Just Ella - Margaret Peterson Haddix - 9/25/19
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #595 on: September 22, 2019, 08:17:46 PM »
I still have 32 left to go. Who here is on Goodreads? Message me and I'll link you to my account.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #596 on: September 23, 2019, 06:39:37 AM »
1. 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
67 The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman
68. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
69. Sacred and Profane by Faye Kellerman
70. Right behind you by Lisa Gardner
71. The Death House by Sarah Pinborough
72. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
73. Back Spin by Harlan Coben
74. Milk and Honey by Faye Kellerman
75. The 7th Month by Lisa Gardner

76. Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #597 on: September 23, 2019, 07:37:04 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.
I haven’t updated in a while but still reading,
18. Purple Hibiscus. Chimananda Ngoci Adichie
19. Trim Healthy Table   Pearl Barrett
20. Beyond the Bright Sea  Lauren Wolk
21. Refugee  Alan Gratz
22.  Amnesia  Peter Carey
23.  Invincible Summer  Alice Adams

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #598 on: September 23, 2019, 12:20:55 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)
34. Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously, Adrienne Martini (library)
35. Possum Living, Dolly Freed (library)
36. Native Tongue, Suzette Elgin (library)
37. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons (library)
38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
39. The Fairies of Sadieville, Alex Bledsoe (library)
40. The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Maurice Leblanc (mine)
41. Imagination in Place, Wendell Berry (library)

42. Abundance of Less, Andy Couturier (borrowed). My god, this book was the EXACT balm my soul needed. I was a bit worried it might be very stereotypical (ancient Asian wisdom! look at these funny rural people! lifestyle trendiness! that sort of thing) and it was nothing of the sort. It went deep about people who go deep, and it was... my lord. I really recommend this to anyone who's on the MMM train because frugality is comparable with a slower, deeper way of living.

I am at 12/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (mine) (re-read #12 or so, reading this out loud with my partner <3)
The Best American Essays 1991, ed. Joyce Carol Oates (mine)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #599 on: September 25, 2019, 09:57:30 AM »
1. The Laws of Human Nature, Robert Greene, (purchased with Christmas gift card).
2. The Price of Inequality, Joseph Stiglitz, (found on park bench walking home from bars one night).
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling, (same copy I read when I was nine).
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling, (same).
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling, (same).
6. Financial Freedom, Grant Sabatier, (library).
7. Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport, (library).
8. Deep Work, Cal Newport (library).
9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, JK Rowling, (same copy).
10. Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Goldstein, (borrowed from friend I was staying with in Ireland, then found it in Dublin bookshop for €2).
11. How Successful People Think, John C. Maxwell, (borrowed from Uncle).
12. The Slight Edge, Jeff Olson, (borrowed from Uncle; actually good self-help).
13. The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale, (library; kinda shit).
14. #AskGaryVee, Gary Vaynerchuk, (library).
15. Daring Greatly, Brene Brown, (library).
16. The Wizard of Menlo Park, Randall Stross, (library).
17. Crush It!, Gary Vaynerchuk, (library).
18. Range, David Epstein, (library; one of the best books I've read this year).
19. The Formula, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, (library; another one of the best books I've read this year).
20. The Thank You Economy, Gary Vaynerchuk, (library).
21. The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday, (purchased a while ago; reread).

It seems I'm on a self-help kick. Reading another one by Gary Vaynerchuk right now, and "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish" so I can learn Spanish. I don't really question my reading habits, and I wouldn't have even noticed it had I not typed this out.

Anyway, add me on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7154232-phil-sykora