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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #600 on: September 26, 2019, 07:59:21 PM »


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
30. Animal Farm by George Orwell



31. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
32. The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
33. The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler
34. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
35. Becoming by Michelle Obama (audiobook)
36. Recursion by Blake Crouch
37. The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar

Currently Reading:
38. A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape From North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa
38. Fire & Blood by George RR Martin

Started by lost my library loan before finishing and back on hold list:
39. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #601 on: September 26, 2019, 08:29:22 PM »
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

77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #602 on: September 28, 2019, 06:26:08 PM »
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
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner

78. Run Away by Harlan Coben

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #603 on: October 01, 2019, 12:44:27 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
44. Kendare Blake - The Young Queens / The Oracle Queen
45. Jon Krakauer - Under the Banner of Heaven

46. Kendare Blake - Five Dark Fates

Finishing off the series... a satisfying ending! And I really liked how female-forward these books were without hitting you over the head with it or making it into a big message. Just a relative lack of gender stereotyping in terms of the roles people play, so you have both men and women being ruthless politicians and murderers and soldiers, and both men and women being loving caretakers, and no one ever comments on it either way.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #604 on: October 01, 2019, 03:28:27 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)

43. The Best American Essays 1991, ed. Joyce Carol Oates (mine). Satisfying volume, especially the Reg Saner essay on geology.

I am at 13/15 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)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #605 on: October 02, 2019, 05:14:00 AM »
57. The Gospel According to Todd, R.A. Williams
58. An Obvious Fact,  Craig Johnson
59. The Western Star,  Craig Johnson
60. Primordial Threat, M.A. Rothman

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #606 on: October 03, 2019, 07:34:38 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. Little Fires Everywhere — CELESTE NG - 9/20/19
31. Just Ella - Margaret Peterson Haddix - 9/25/19

32. Precious Little Sleep - Alexis Dubief - in progress
33. Fairest- Gail Carson Levine - 10/2/19
34. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 hour bookstore- Robin Sloan- 10/15/19
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #607 on: October 03, 2019, 08:29:59 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
56) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--Jean-Dominique Bauby
57) Between the World and Me--Ta-Nehisi Coates
58) Walking: One Step at a Time--Erling Kagge
59) Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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60) The Overstory--Richard Powers (my pick for the next bookclub read)
61) Daily Rituals: How Artists Work--Mason Currey
62) How to Travel--The School of Life
63) Whose Water Is It Anyway: Taking water protection into public hands--Maude Barlow

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #608 on: October 03, 2019, 09:59:54 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

75. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
76. The Last Man by Mary Wollencraft Shelley
77. The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
78. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #609 on: October 05, 2019, 08:12:12 AM »
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
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
78. Run Away by Harlan Coben

79. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #610 on: October 05, 2019, 10:28:12 AM »
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
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
78. Run Away by Harlan Coben
79. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner

80. Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #611 on: October 06, 2019, 11:30:15 AM »
I'm at 33 books this year.
Very happy!

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #612 on: October 06, 2019, 08:16:41 PM »
Aw man. I totally slacked on my reading challenge. This is very inspiring to carry on though! I don't think I'll hit 50 by Dec 31. I think I can go 40 strong though! I am including books listened by Audible though. One cannot read whilst driving or housework.

I did cancel my Audible subscription ( $14.99 a month) and now use the library's app called Libby for audiobooks. Mustache win!

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« Reply #613 on: October 08, 2019, 02:11:43 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
  • 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
  • Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
  • The big picture by Douglas Kennedy
  • Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
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  • 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
  • Cher daddy (Daddy) par Danielle Steel

I'm happy to have discovered two new libraries that are a little far from home but where I can have many English books. 10€ per year is better than 20€ per book. A little behind to achieve the 50 books per year though especially on the non-fiction books, 6 out of 10 so far. We'll see how it goes.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #614 on: October 08, 2019, 05:49:28 PM »
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

23. Crushing It!, Gary Vee (library).
24. What Color is Your Parachute? by Nelson Bolles (library).
25. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (library; READ THIS BOOK -- a narrative poem about a young latino girl growing up in Harlem, best fiction I've read this year)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #615 on: October 09, 2019, 05:53:05 PM »
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
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
78. Run Away by Harlan Coben
79. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
80. Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben

81. The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #616 on: October 10, 2019, 10:03:00 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
41. Good Omens
42. One! Hundred! Demons!

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

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

Slowed down a bit.
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #617 on: October 11, 2019, 01:07:06 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)
43. The Best American Essays 1991, ed. Joyce Carol Oates (mine)

44. An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler (library). This book was fantastic. It's an excellent companion to the Couturier -- slow down, be thoughtful, be creative, live the small moments deeply. Really satisfying intellectually and it made me hungry -- great combo.

I am at 13/15 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)
In The French Kitchen Garden: The Joys of Cultivating a Potager, Georgeanne Brennan (mine)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #618 on: October 12, 2019, 06:33:38 PM »
25. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (library; READ THIS BOOK -- a narrative poem about a young latino girl growing up in Harlem, best fiction I've read this year)

I recently read another book by Acevedo that I really enjoyed -- With the Fire on High.

73.  Gail Carriger, Etiquette & Espionage
74.  Gail Carriger, Manners & Mutiny
75.  Gail Carriger, Poison or Protect
76.  J.D. Robb, Vendetta in Death
77.  P. Djeli Clark, The Black God's Drums
78.  Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #619 on: October 14, 2019, 09:50:22 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
46. Kendare Blake - Five Dark Fates

47. James Lovegrove - Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities

Not too excited about this one... it did the whole "book within a book" thing and it turned out I wasn't terribly interested in the 'inner book'.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #620 on: October 14, 2019, 10:47:50 PM »
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
41. Good Omens
42. One! Hundred! Demons!
43. This Census Taker
44. Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #621 on: October 15, 2019, 03:21:49 PM »
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
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
78. Run Away by Harlan Coben
79. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
80. Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben
81. The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner

82. Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #622 on: October 16, 2019, 04:45:35 AM »
61. The Gospel According to Todd, R.A. Williams
62. Open Season, C.J. Box
63. Cast-Iron Cooking: Recipes & Tips for Getting the Most out Your Cast-Iron Cookware, Rachel Narins
64. Savage Run, C.J. Box
65. Winterkill, C.J. Box

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #623 on: October 17, 2019, 11:03:03 AM »
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55) On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light (fiction)--Cordelia Strube
56) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--Jean-Dominique Bauby
57) Between the World and Me--Ta-Nehisi Coates
58) Walking: One Step at a Time--Erling Kagge
59) Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
60) Daily Rituals: How Artists Work--Mason Currey
61) How to Travel--The School of Life
62) Tramp:Or the Art of Living a Wild and Poetic Life--Tomas Espedal
63) Quarrels: Prose Poetry--Eve Joseph

working on..
64) The Overstory (fiction)--Richard Powers (my pick for the next bookclub read)
65) The Sun Is A Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey Into the Alaskan Wilds--Caroline Van Hemert
66) Empire of Wild (fiction)--Cherie Dimaline
67) This One Looks Like a Boy: My Gender Journey to Life as a Man--Lorimer Sheather
68) The Elegance of the Hedgehog (fiction)--Muriel Barbery
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #624 on: October 19, 2019, 11:23:42 AM »
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
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
78. Run Away by Harlan Coben
79. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
80. Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben
81. The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner
82. Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman

83. The Liar's Lullaby by Meg Gardiner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #625 on: October 21, 2019, 11:44:47 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)
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)
43. The Best American Essays 1991, ed. Joyce Carol Oates (mine)
44. An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler (library)

45. In The French Kitchen Garden: The Joys of Cultivating a Potager, Georgeanne Brennan (mine). Quick, pleasant read that gets you in a gardening mood.

46. What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics, Adam Becker (mine). This was GREAT. Very clear and lucid descriptions of difficult questions in physics, and a real tour de force of philosophy, sociology, and history of science regarding the interpretation of quantum physics.

47. Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller (mine). This was also GREAT. I read it in a day -- I was just completely immersed. Beautiful language. Great plotting. Amazing characterization. My two favorite things from the Iliad (Briseis and Patroclus/Achilles). Just. SO GOOD.

I am at 13/15 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)


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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #626 on: October 22, 2019, 08:01:04 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
41. Good Omens
42. One! Hundred! Demons!
43. This Census Taker
44. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
45. Frankenstein

Next up (possibly):
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Happy City
The Fifth Season
Always Coming Home
The Man Who Was Thursday

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #627 on: October 23, 2019, 08:02:27 AM »
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
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
78. Run Away by Harlan Coben
79. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
80. Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben
81. The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner
82. Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman
83. The Liar's Lullaby by Meg Gardiner

84. The Nightmare Thief by Meg Gardiner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #628 on: October 26, 2019, 07:14:57 PM »
25. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (library; READ THIS BOOK -- a narrative poem about a young latino girl growing up in Harlem, best fiction I've read this year)

I recently read another book by Acevedo that I really enjoyed -- With the Fire on High.

73.  Gail Carriger, Etiquette & Espionage
74.  Gail Carriger, Manners & Mutiny
75.  Gail Carriger, Poison or Protect
76.  J.D. Robb, Vendetta in Death
77.  P. Djeli Clark, The Black God's Drums
78.  Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

I'll check it out for sure. Her work really is a breath of fresh air.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #629 on: October 27, 2019, 02:09:45 PM »
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
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
78. Run Away by Harlan Coben
79. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
80. Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben
81. The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner
82. Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman
83. The Liar's Lullaby by Meg Gardiner
84. The Nightmare Thief by Meg Gardiner

85. Moon Music by Faye Kellerman

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #630 on: October 28, 2019, 03:22:37 AM »
  • 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
  • Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
  • The big picture by Douglas Kennedy
  • Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
  • Longbourn by Jo Baker
  • Leaving the world by Douglas Kennedy
  • The woman in the fifth by Douglas Kennedy
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  • 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
  • Cher daddy (Daddy) par Danielle Steel
  • Leur promesse (The Promise) par Danielle Steel

That makes it 43 books and I think I'll try to read only non-fiction books for the remainder of the year. Except for the occasional effortless entertaining reading. I was so unispired this weekend that I took two 'Harlequin' books in the 'library box' at the park. It takes 1h to finish one and I can do so while watching the kids.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #631 on: October 28, 2019, 07:48:24 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
24.  The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
25.  Ghost  Jason Reynolds
26.  Into the Beautiful North  Luis Alberto Urrea
27.  Lie To Me  J.T. Ellison
28.  Zero K  Don DeLillo
29.  A Thousand Pardons  Jonathan Dee

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #632 on: October 28, 2019, 09:45:13 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
41. Good Omens
42. One! Hundred! Demons!
43. This Census Taker
44. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
45. Frankenstein
46. The Man Who Was Thursday
47.
48.
49.
50.

Next up (possibly):
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Happy City
The Fifth Season
Always Coming Home
Lords of Badassery
The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics


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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #633 on: October 29, 2019, 12:23:21 PM »
I haven't updated in awhile...definitely going for 100+ this year.

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
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
75. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
76. The Last Man by Mary Wollencraft Shelley
77. The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
78. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

79. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
80. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
81. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
82. The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton
83. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
84. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
85. The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
86. Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
87. The Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan
88. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
89. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
90. Our Town by Thornton Wilder
91. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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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
41. Good Omens
42. One! Hundred! Demons!
43. This Census Taker
44. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
45. Frankenstein
46. The Man Who Was Thursday
47. Animal Goodnight Tales (this is actually titled Riverboat Adventures, a favorite book from my childhood, I bought a copy on Amazon to give to a child and ended up with a re-titled version from Asia.)
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Next up (possibly):
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Happy City
The Fifth Season
Always Coming Home
Lords of Badassery
The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics

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« Reply #635 on: November 01, 2019, 07:19:27 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. Little Fires Everywhere — CELESTE NG - 9/20/19
31. Just Ella - Margaret Peterson Haddix - 9/25/19
32. Precious Little Sleep - Alexis Dubief - in progress
33. Fairest- Gail Carson Levine - 10/2/19
34. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 hour bookstore- Robin Sloan- 10/15/19

35. Spinning Silver - Naomi Novik - 10/31/19 - All of her books are so good. This one is in that category too. Absolutely great.
36. Angel Mage - Garth Nix - in progress

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #636 on: November 01, 2019, 10:55:53 AM »
Naomi Novik needs to write like eleven more books, stat. I love her stuff too. Have you read Uprooted?

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #637 on: November 02, 2019, 05:45:38 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
(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

(37) Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
(38) The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
(39) Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
(40) Circe by Madeline Miller

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #638 on: November 02, 2019, 11:05:25 AM »
5. The 7th Month by Lisa Gardner
76. Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
78. Run Away by Harlan Coben
79. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
80. Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben
81. The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner
82. Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman
83. The Liar's Lullaby by Meg Gardiner
84. The Nightmare Thief by Meg Gardiner
85. Moon Music by Faye Kellerman

86. The Next to Die by Sophie Hannah

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #639 on: November 02, 2019, 06:19:38 PM »
Hit my goal of 100 books!  (I track using a spreadsheet and on Goodreads, so haven't been updating here, but have been enjoying seeing what everyone else is reading.  Add me to the list of Naomi Novik and Elizabeth Acevedo fans!)

1 The Realms of the Gods - Tamora Pierce
2 The Bees - Laline Paull
3 Chemistry - Weike Wang
4 How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind - Dana K. White
5 The Assassin's Blade - Sarah J. Maas
6 Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder - Joanne Fluke
7 The Stranger in the Woods - Michael Finkel
8 The Sun and Her Flowers - Rupi Kaur
9 10% Happier - Dan Harris
10 Dear Committee Members - Julie Schumacher
11 Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1 - Roxane Gay et al.
12 Anne of Windy Poplars - L. M. Montgomery
13 Weekend Language - Andy Craig & Dave Yewman
14 The Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Arnim
15 First Test - Tamora Pierce
16 His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
17 Vici - Naomi Novik
18 Feast or Famine - Naomi Novik
19 Borders of Infinity - Lois McMaster Bujold
20 "Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1" - Bisco Hatori
21 Binti - Nnendi Okorafor
22 All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation - Rebecca Traister
23 The Flower Farmer's Year: How to Grow Cut Flowers for Pleasure and Profit - Georgie Newbery
24 Page - Tamora Pierce
25 The Kiss Quotient - Helen Hoang
26 Feminist Fight Club - Jessica Bennett
27 Wool - Hugh Howey
28 Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living - Nick Offerman
29 The History of Rome in 12 Buildings - Phillip Barlag
30 Queenie - Candice Carty-Williams
31 Proper Gauge - Hugh Howey
32 George - Alex Gino
33 The Reason I Jump - Naioki Higashida
34 Squire - Tamora Pierce
35 Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture - Ross King
36 What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management - Jeffery Pfeffer
37 The Painted Kiss - Elizabeth Hickey
38 Throne of Jade - Naomi Novik
39 The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
40 Bo at Ballard Creek - Kirkpatrick Hill
41 The Inquisitor's Tale - Adam Gidwitz
42 Uprooted - Naomi Novik
43 The Mysterious Howling - Maryrose Wood
44 With the Fire on High - Elizabeth Acevedo
45 The Hidden Gallery - Maryrose Wood
46 Lady Knight - Tamora Pierce
47 Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz - L. Frank Baum
48 Dreadnought - April Daniels
49 Bridge Builders: How Superb Communicators Get What They Want in Business and in Life - Maria Keckler
50 The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo - Zen Cho
51 Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay
52 Mullumbimby - Melissa Lucashenko
53 Signs Preceding the End of the World - Yuri Herrera
54 Playing With Fire - Scott Rieckens
55 X - Sue Grafton
56 Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Revered and Reviled Bird - Andrew Blechman
57 Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
58 Letter From the Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King Jr.
59 A Wind in the Door - Madeline L'Engle
60 Lab Girl - Hope Jahren
61 Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows - Balli Kaur Jaswal
62 "In the Next Room, or the vibrator play" - Sarah Ruhl
63 The Unseen Guest - Maryrose Wood
64 Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina - "Misty Copeland, Charisse Jones"
65 Black Powder War - Naomi Novik
66 Beastly Bones - William Ritter
67 The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls - Anissa Gray
68 Puddin' - Julie Murphy
69 The Borrowers - Mary Norton
70 Home Fire - Kamila Shamsie
71 Antigone - "Sophocles, translated by Anne Carson"
72 The Widows of Malabar Hill - Sujata Massey
73 Ghosted - Rosie Walsh
74 The Borrowers Afield - Mary Norton
75 Rich People Problems - Kevin Kwan
76 The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street - Karina Yan Glaser
77 Salt Houses - Hala Alyan
78 Wings of Fire - J. Strahan and M. S. Jablon (editors)
79 Anne's House of Dreams - L. M. Montgomery
80 The Woman in the Window - A. J. Finn
81 Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men - Caroline Criado-Perez
82 Thanks for the Feedback: The Art and Science of Receiving Feedback Well - Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen
83 Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
84 The Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship With Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health - "Ruth Wolever, Beth Reardon, and Tania Hannan"
85 Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
86 House of Salt and Sorrows - Erin A. Craig
87 Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
88 The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
89 Educated - Tara Westover
90 The Interrupted Tale - Maryrose Wood
91 The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan - Sei Shonagon
92 Know My Name - Chanel Miller
93 The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden - Karina Yan Glaser
94 She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement - Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
95 All-of-a-Kind Family - Sydney Taylor
96 "Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life" - Ali Wong
97 Aurora Rising - Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
98 The Poet X - Elizabeth Acevedo
99 Meet Me at the Museum - Anne Youngson
100 The Unmapped Sea - Maryrose Wood

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #640 on: November 03, 2019, 07:19:53 AM »
Naomi Novik needs to write like eleven more books, stat. I love her stuff too. Have you read Uprooted?

YES. So good. I can't even put my finger on what makes her books SO GOOD- a lot of authors write similar stuff- there's just something so fantastic about her work. Simultaneously a super dark tone while feeling YA and having happy threads. She does "ominous" so well. 

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #641 on: November 03, 2019, 07:43:29 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
44. Kendare Blake - The Young Queens / The Oracle Queen
45. Jon Krakauer - Under the Banner of Heaven
46. Kendare Blake - Five Dark Fates
47. James Lovegrove - Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities

48. Hillary and Chelsea Clinton - The Book of Gutsy Women

I got busy and only finished this with about an hour to go on the library loan... *wipes sweat from brow*  Not the most satisfying book I ever read - sort of like a Cliff's Notes to about 50 biographies all stuffed into one book. But it was educational and interesting for all that.

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« Reply #642 on: November 03, 2019, 08:49:29 AM »
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55) On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light (fiction)--Cordelia Strube
56) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--Jean-Dominique Bauby
57) Between the World and Me--Ta-Nehisi Coates
58) Walking: One Step at a Time--Erling Kagge
59) Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
60) Daily Rituals: How Artists Work--Mason Currey
61) How to Travel--The School of Life
62) Tramp:Or the Art of Living a Wild and Poetic Life--Tomas Espedal
63) Quarrels: Prose Poetry--Eve Joseph
64) The Overstory (fiction)--Richard Powers (bookclub)
65) The Sun Is A Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey Into the Alaskan Wilds--Caroline Van Hemert
66) Empire of Wild (fiction)--Cherie Dimaline
67) This One Looks Like a Boy: My Gender Journey to Life as a Man--Lorimer Sheather
68) The Elegance of the Hedgehog (fiction)--Muriel Barbery
69) Year of No Clutter--Eve. O Shaub

working on

70) Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art--Virginia Heffernan
71) Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete--Steve House/Scott Johnston
72) The Gentle Art of Tramping--Stephen Graham

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« Reply #643 on: November 04, 2019, 01:51:57 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)
43. The Best American Essays 1991, ed. Joyce Carol Oates (mine)
44. An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler (library)
45. In The French Kitchen Garden: The Joys of Cultivating a Potager, Georgeanne Brennan (borrowed)
46. What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics, Adam Becker (mine)
47. Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller (mine)

48. Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (mine). I love this book so much; always happy to re-read it.

49. Grovedaughter Witchery: Practical Spellcraft, Bree NicGarran (mine). Lucid and enjoyable.

50. Bhagavadgita, Edwin Arnold (mine). I'd been meaning to read this for ages, and am glad I did. The poetry was good (even in Victorian translation!) and there are always interesting ideas in old religious texts like this. I certainly don't agree with all of them, but it was worth it generally.

51. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English (library). Mostly decent research, though I think anything connected to the witchcraft part here is much more suspect. The history of midwives and the modern medical profession is much better grounded, and they've done better at making that part of the discussion cohesive. Generally a valuable second wave feminist work.

I am at 14/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Flour Salt Water Yeast, Ken Forkish (borrowed)
Circe, Madeline Miller (mine)

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« Reply #644 on: November 05, 2019, 12:07:57 PM »
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
78. Run Away by Harlan Coben
79. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
80. Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben
81. The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner
82. Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman
83. The Liar's Lullaby by Meg Gardiner
84. The Nightmare Thief by Meg Gardiner
85. Moon Music by Faye Kellerman
86. The Next to Die by Sophie Hannah

87. Unsub by Meg Gardiner

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« Reply #645 on: November 06, 2019, 01:57:47 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

35. The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
36. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
37. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
38. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
39. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
40. Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
41. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
42. Mastiff by Tamora Pierce
43. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
44. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
45. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
46. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #646 on: November 07, 2019, 05:45:41 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
3. The Lady of the Rivers by Phillippa Gregory - Finished 11/2/19

4. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders - Currently reading

3/50

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #647 on: November 07, 2019, 07:20:45 AM »
I looked at my amazon digital account. It can tell me what I have been reading, but not when I read it. Only when I bought it, and that doesn't always match the reading period. In addition to digital books, I read a number of paper books, as our library doesn't offer Kindle books.

From next year, I will use a paper journal where I will log which books I read. So I hope there will be a next tread for 2020.
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #648 on: November 07, 2019, 08:05:15 AM »
So I hope there will be a next tread for 2020.

I can't imagine folks giving up this thread! It's too good and too pure. ;)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #649 on: November 08, 2019, 08:57:08 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
41. Good Omens
42. One! Hundred! Demons!
43. This Census Taker
44. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
45. Frankenstein
46. The Man Who Was Thursday
47. Animal Goodnight Tales (this is actually titled Riverboat Adventures, a favorite book from my childhood, I bought a copy on Amazon to give to a child and ended up with a re-titled version from Asia.)
48. All the Pieces Matter
49.
50.

Started: The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics (although I'll admit that this is a very long a dense book and I will probably intentionally pick a few shorter books to read now, to finish this challenge, before going back to this.

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