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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #650 on: November 10, 2019, 03:52:20 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
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. Invocation to Daughters
50. A Night for Possums

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #651 on: November 10, 2019, 05:10:48 PM »
And, just for fun, here is my whole list re-ordered from most enjoyed to least enjoyed.

Jude the Obscure
Paradise Lost
Finite and Infinite Games
Returning to Earth (my first re-read of the year)
Lud-in-the-Mist
Frankenstein
Rumpole al a Carte
The Wind's Twelve Quarters
Metamorphoses (a play)
Galatea 2.2
Dante's Inferno
Burn It Down
One! Hundred! Demons!
Walk Through Walls
A History of Western Philosophy, Book 1
The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited
Killers of the Flower Moon
This Census Taker
The Amber Spyglass
The Subtle Knife
The Golden Compass
The Faerie Queene
The Aeneid
The Gospel of Mark
Metamorphoses
Never Let Me Go
The King of Elfland's Daughter
The Wood Beyond the World
Stanzaic Morte Arthur
Clinging to the Wreckage
Hope-in-the-Mist
Invocation to Daughters
Code Girls
All the Pieces Matter
Calypso
Helsinki: The People Make the City
Animal Goodnight Tales
Sapiens
Perelandra
So You Want to Talk About Race
Good Omens
A Thousand Mornings
A Voyage to Arcturus
Casino Royale
The Other End of the Leash
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
The Man Who Was Thursday
A Night for Possums
Made for Love
The Not So Big House

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #652 on: November 11, 2019, 11:04:13 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
70) Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art--Virginia Heffernan
71) What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life's "What-Ifs"-Chanel Reynolds *bookclub
Here's a MMM related article with the author and a few others
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/your-money/gaby-dunn-chanel-reynolds-vicki-robin-interview.html

working on

72) Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete--Steve House/Scott Johnston
73) The Gentle Art of Tramping--Stephen Graham
74) Ducks, Newburyport (fiction and a hard-read..non-stop monologue/stream of consciousness, up for the Booker Prize)--Lucy Ellmann
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #653 on: November 12, 2019, 06:28:12 AM »
I borrowed a 750 page book from the library a couple weeks ago. I don't read nearly quickly or often enough to finish even a 400 page book in that time span, so I usually have to renew books. However, this book is not eligible for renewal because of the long wait list. It's due today, and I'm only about halfway through. I'm seriously debating whether I'd rather pay the fine for being 2 weeks late or get back in line so that I can finish it.

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« Reply #654 on: November 12, 2019, 07:38:49 AM »
I borrowed a 750 page book from the library a couple weeks ago. I don't read nearly quickly or often enough to finish even a 400 page book in that time span, so I usually have to renew books. However, this book is not eligible for renewal because of the long wait list. It's due today, and I'm only about halfway through. I'm seriously debating whether I'd rather pay the fine for being 2 weeks late or get back in line so that I can finish it.

Have you asked the library personell to change it a longer period? They probably have more permissions in the system than you do. I once borrowed a book that had only a 10 day circulation period. Already when I borrowed it (and needed help on the checkout), the personell noticed that the book was too thick to read in 10 days (and in a non-native language), so they changed it for me to a whole month.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #655 on: November 12, 2019, 11:15:55 AM »
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

88. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #656 on: November 12, 2019, 12:59:25 PM »
I borrowed a 750 page book from the library a couple weeks ago. I don't read nearly quickly or often enough to finish even a 400 page book in that time span, so I usually have to renew books. However, this book is not eligible for renewal because of the long wait list. It's due today, and I'm only about halfway through. I'm seriously debating whether I'd rather pay the fine for being 2 weeks late or get back in line so that I can finish it.

Spare a thought for the other people on the waiting list; it's not really fair on them for you to hold on to the book. In that case I'd 1) return the book and borrow it again later to finish, or 2) buy it if I was really liking it and wanted to finish now (you could always donate the bought copy to a library when you are done).

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« Reply #657 on: November 12, 2019, 01:05:47 PM »
I borrowed a 750 page book from the library a couple weeks ago. I don't read nearly quickly or often enough to finish even a 400 page book in that time span, so I usually have to renew books. However, this book is not eligible for renewal because of the long wait list. It's due today, and I'm only about halfway through. I'm seriously debating whether I'd rather pay the fine for being 2 weeks late or get back in line so that I can finish it.

Spare a thought for the other people on the waiting list; it's not really fair on them for you to hold on to the book. In that case I'd 1) return the book and borrow it again later to finish, or 2) buy it if I was really liking it and wanted to finish now (you could always donate the bought copy to a library when you are done).

They wouldn't let me renew in person either. I'm back on the wait list, 8th in line with 6 copies of the book, so it shouldn't be too long of a wait. It's the fifth book in a series that will eventually be six. I have the original trilogy, but I don't think I'll spring for the second trilogy just yet.

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« Reply #658 on: November 14, 2019, 01:16:57 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)
49. Grovedaughter Witchery: Practical Spellcraft, Bree NicGarran (mine)
50. Bhagavadgita, Edwin Arnold (mine)
51. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English (library)

52. Circe, Madeline Miller (mine). Oh my gosh. This book is amazing; Miller is definitely going on my favorite author list. The prose and the history both -- and the plot -- and the everything. YES please.

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

Currently reading:

Flour Salt Water Yeast, Ken Forkish (borrowed)
American Gods, Neil Gaiman (mine) (re-read)
Anarchism and Other Essays, Emma Goldman (mine)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #659 on: November 14, 2019, 07:58:54 PM »
79.  Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters
80.  Alexander McCall Smith, The Department of Sensitive Crimes
81.  Caroline Lawrence, The Roman Mysteries:  Mini Mysteries
82.  Paul McDonald, Ladies of Lascaris
83.  Sherry Thomas, The Art of Theft
84.  Kenneth McKenzie & Todd Harra, Mortuary Confidential

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #660 on: November 15, 2019, 07:23:51 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

(41) A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
(42) The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #661 on: November 15, 2019, 06:10:06 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
88. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

89. Long Lost by Harlan Coben

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #662 on: November 16, 2019, 01:50:32 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

49. Jenny Lawson - Furiously Happy

Someone (I forgot who) on this site mentioned this book, I nabbed it from the library and loved it... :-)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #663 on: November 18, 2019, 06:22:21 AM »
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
88. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
89. Long Lost by Harlan Coben

90. Grievous Sin by Faye kellerman

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #664 on: November 19, 2019, 08:43:16 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 - Finished 11/16/19

5. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber - currently reading (I'm really feeling the Christmas spirit early this year, I think because I'm so excited for Puglet's first Christmas)

4/50

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #665 on: November 19, 2019, 12:23:31 PM »
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
88. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
89. Long Lost by Harlan Coben
90. Grievous Sin by Faye Kellerman

91. Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #666 on: November 19, 2019, 01:22:39 PM »
I swear I was on this thread, but maybe that was last year and I have a bad memory.  My goal for the year is 26 books, not 50.  One more than last year.  I might make it?

Many of my books come from the little free library.  One was considered a literary triumph, which means it was a slog to get through and took me 4-6 weeks.  So now I'm behind.
* is non-fiction.

1. The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs *
2. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
3. Always in My Heart by Pam Weaver
4. The Outcast by Sadie Jones
5. The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters by Rose George *
6. The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
7.  The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
8.  What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio * (This is a coffee table book that I've owned for years and have read multiple times.)
9.  Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (good!)
10. The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith
11. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (this was excellent)
12. A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa * (about life and escape from N. Korea.  Sigh.)
13.  Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky * (very good, informative, if a bit text-booky)
14.  Thru-Hiking will Break Your Heart by Carrot Quinn * (You really feel like you are there!)
15.  Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
16.  Nickle and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich * Still relevant, almost 20 years later.
17.  After the War is Over by Jennifer Robson
18.  Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
19. The Lay of The Land by Richard Ford.  This was ok.  It was a slog.  Put me way behind on my reading.  4 weeks?  6 weeks?  Funny but very verbose.  Lot of run on sentences.
20. Literacy and Longing in LA by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack.  Light-hearted fun read, even though I didn't get the literary references.
21. The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith (gotta pick some quick reads to get back on track!)
22.  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.  This was sponsored by our public library. Young adult novel. It was so sweet.

Currently reading Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben, funny I see @tnrunner read that too.  Another Little free library - I think I've read most of his already, these are older books that came out before I started reading his work.

Also reading The Indian in the Cupboard to my 7 year old, and yes I think that totally counts.  I'll add it when finished.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #667 on: November 20, 2019, 02:20:33 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
48. Hillary and Chelsea Clinton - The Book of Gutsy Women
49. Jenny Lawson - Furiously Happy

50. Jack Barsky - Deep Undercover

Seems weird to say about a true story/memoir, but the ending was pretty disappointing to me. It was otherwise a good read, although I found Barsky to be a very unsympathetic character.

And that's 50! I'm sure I will keep reading, but I'm not sure I'll keep noting the titles here... I'm glad I did the challenge but I'm not sure it was good for me to push reading quite so much.

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« Reply #668 on: November 20, 2019, 02:32:52 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
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

92. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
93. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
94. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
95. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
96. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
97. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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« Reply #669 on: November 22, 2019, 11:27:10 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)
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)

71. Closer to Home - Mercedes Lackey (9/22/2019)
72. Silverthorn - Raymond Feist (10/11/2019)
73. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (11/2/2019)
74. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail - Bill Bryson (11/11/2019)
75. Empress of Forever - Max Gladstone (11/21/2019)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #670 on: November 22, 2019, 04:32:17 PM »
@FireHiker  How did you like the Philippa Gregory books and the Rick Riordan books?  My teen read a bunch of the Riordan books (so we have them).

Looks for some series to pick up.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #671 on: November 24, 2019, 06:55:01 AM »
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
88. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
89. Long Lost by Harlan Coben
90. Grievous Sin by Faye Kellerman
91. Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner

92. Paranoid by Lisa Jackson

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #672 on: November 26, 2019, 05:51:37 AM »

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

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

38. A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape From North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa
39. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno Garcia
40. Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibbon (audiobook)
41. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
42. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
43. Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel (audiobook)
44. The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich

Currently Reading:
45. Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade
46. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein (audiobook)


Started by lost my library loan before finishing and back on hold list:
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Fire & Blood by George RR Martin

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #673 on: November 26, 2019, 01:30:02 PM »
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
70) Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art--Virginia Heffernan
71) What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life's "What-Ifs"-Chanel Reynolds *bookclub
72) Ducks, Newburyport (fiction and a hard-read..non-stop monologue/stream of consciousness, up for the Booker Prize)--Lucy Ellmann Stopped reading this after 200+ pages..couldn't do it.
72) The Handmaid's Tale--Margaret Atwood (read while watching the tv series..a great combo!)
73) The Gentle Art of Tramping--Stephen Graham

working on

72) Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete--Steve House/Scott Johnston
73) Walking: One Step At a Time (reread)--Erling Kagge
74) The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact--Chip Heath/Dan Heath
75) The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot--Robert McFarland
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #674 on: November 26, 2019, 01:33:31 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)
49. Grovedaughter Witchery: Practical Spellcraft, Bree NicGarran (mine)
50. Bhagavadgita, Edwin Arnold (mine)
51. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English (library)
52. Circe, Madeline Miller (mine)

53. American Gods, Neil Gaiman (mine) (re-read). What a delightful freaking book this is. I enjoyed it more the second time around -- gosh Gaiman's a good writer.

54. The Druidry Handbook, John Michael Greer (mine). I really, really liked this. A lot of spiritual/pagan-y/witchy books fall flat for me; this one did not, at all. Greer's an excellent writer (a rarety in this genre) and this was a down-to-earth, thoughtful, lovely little book.

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

Currently reading:

Flour Salt Water Yeast, Ken Forkish (borrowed)
Anarchism and Other Essays, Emma Goldman (mine)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #675 on: November 27, 2019, 11:14:31 AM »
@FireHiker  How did you like the Philippa Gregory books and the Rick Riordan books?  My teen read a bunch of the Riordan books (so we have them).

Looks for some series to pick up.

Rick Riordan is entertaining; I read them all because my 9 year old was obsessed and kept telling me to read them. They were all very quick and got pretty formulaic, but they were enjoyable easy reading and gave me shared conversation with my son, so worth it. I either read the books we already had or ebooks free from the library.

As for Philippa Gregory, I mean, I rather enjoyed the first one I read which was The Lady of the Rivers. It was interesting and I had never even heard of the main character before. After a few books her style gets too repetitive for me. It isn't great writing. I am very stubborn and got through all of them (again, ebooks from the library), but they weren't the best books I've ever read. Actually my favorite thing about her books was how they were based on history, so even though they were still fiction there was enough history there that I went off on many tangents looking into what the history really was. After watching The Tudors years ago, it was interesting to see a completely different take on the time period. Sharon Kay Penman is a MUCH better author though, with the same general subject matter; if you haven't read her books before I recommend them much higher than Philippa Gregory's.

I recently read the All Souls trilogy (Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches) which I enjoyed too, although definitely a different genre than I usually go in for.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #676 on: November 28, 2019, 04:22:28 AM »
I cannot make a complete list for 2019, but I will write down as many as I can recall/retrieve.

Currently reading:

Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber

Read earlier in 2019:
The Magic Bullet, Noah Walton (by a fellow forum member)
Yesterday's Tomorrow, Noah Walton
The Lewis Trilogy, Peter May (3 books)
Light in the Shadows, Linda Lafferty
The Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu (3 books)
Practical Magic, Allice Hoffman
Small Magic: A story of finding joy in creative writing and becoming prolific through microdosing, Jack McTerra

Plus several other library books or other paper books that I don't recall from memory. And some of the Kindle books I purchased earlier, but I don't remember which ones. I will keep track of my reading from Jan 2020.




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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #677 on: November 30, 2019, 10:21:29 AM »
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
88. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
89. Long Lost by Harlan Coben
90. Grievous Sin by Faye Kellerman
91. Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner
92. Paranoid by Lisa Jackson

93. China Lake by Meg Gardiner

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #678 on: December 01, 2019, 09:49:29 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
(41) A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
(42) The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

(43) A Better Man by Louise Penny
(44) In the Woods by Tana French

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #679 on: December 02, 2019, 07:24:34 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
30. Station Eleven   Emily St John Mandel
31. Fire Flight  John J Nance
32.  11/22/63   Stephen King
33.  Mr. Mercedes  Stephen King in progress

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #680 on: December 03, 2019, 03:18:05 PM »
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 - Finished 11/16/19
5. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber - Finished 11/30/19

6. Debt Free For Life by David Bach - Currently reading

5/50 read


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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #681 on: December 06, 2019, 11:07:41 PM »
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
70) Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art--Virginia Heffernan
71) What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life's "What-Ifs"-Chanel Reynolds *bookclub
72) Ducks, Newburyport (fiction and a hard-read..non-stop monologue/stream of consciousness, up for the Booker Prize)--Lucy Ellmann Stopped reading this after 200+ pages..couldn't do it.
72) The Handmaid's Tale--Margaret Atwood (read while watching the tv series..a great combo!)
73) The Gentle Art of Tramping--Stephen Graham
74) Walking: One Step At a Time (reread)--Erling Kagge
75) The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact--Chip Heath/Dan Heath
76) The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot--Robert McFarland
77) The Year of the Monkey--Patti Smith

working on
78) Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete--Steve House/Scott Johnston
79) Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book--Dan Harris
80) Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment--Robert Wright


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« Reply #682 on: December 09, 2019, 03:31:24 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)
49. Grovedaughter Witchery: Practical Spellcraft, Bree NicGarran (mine)
50. Bhagavadgita, Edwin Arnold (mine)
51. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English (library)
52. Circe, Madeline Miller (mine)
53. American Gods, Neil Gaiman (mine) (re-read)
54. The Druidry Handbook, John Michael Greer (mine)

55. Anarchism and Other Essays, Emma Goldman (mine). I went back and forth on this one. I'm not an anarchist, but I'm not exactly opposed to a lot of anarchist thought and reasoning. That being said, the reasons why I'm *not* an anarchist? When I bump into them in anarchist literature, it's just. giant headdesk.

56. The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History, Kassia St. Clair (library). Super fun, great book. Good writing, lots of new details for the lay expert while still having the broad grounding and interests for a casual reader.

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

Currently reading:

Flour Salt Water Yeast, Ken Forkish (borrowed)
The Spiral Dance, Starhawk (library)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #683 on: December 11, 2019, 04:55:32 AM »
I cannot make a complete list for 2019, but I will write down as many as I can recall/retrieve.

Currently reading:

Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber

Read earlier in 2019:
The Magic Bullet, Noah Walton (by a fellow forum member)
Yesterday's Tomorrow, Noah Walton
The Lewis Trilogy, Peter May (3 books)
Light in the Shadows, Linda Lafferty
The Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu (3 books)
Practical Magic, Allice Hoffman
Small Magic: A story of finding joy in creative writing and becoming prolific through microdosing, Jack McTerra

Plus several other library books or other paper books that I don't recall from memory. And some of the Kindle books I purchased earlier, but I don't remember which ones. I will keep track of my reading from Jan 2020.

I found out that the library app has a loan history, so here are some more that I read:

Men who stare at goats, Jon Ronson
Paranormality, Richard Wiseman
59 seconds, Richard Wiseman (not sure I finished it)
Frozen in Time, Mitchell Zuckoff
Sportegn fra pattedyr (tracks made by mammals), Preben Bang (not a novel, but an information book)
Anna i ødemarka (Anna in the wildernis), Dagfinn Grønoset
The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning, Litt Woon Long (very funny for me who is a member of the same mushroom club)
Hemmelige hytter (secret cabins), Marius Nergård Pettersen (an information book with some story text)
Why we sleep, Matthew Walker
Nordens pattedyr (mammals of the Scandinavia region), Torkel Hagström (not a novel, but an information book)
Homo Deus, Yuval Noah
Livet illustrert (life in pictures), Lisa Aisato (Book with beautiful pictures/paintings about people in different phases of their lives. FIL got it as a gift from his GF while he visited us.)
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #684 on: December 11, 2019, 03:02:15 PM »
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 - Finished 11/16/19
5. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber - Finished 11/30/19
6. Debt Free For Life by David Bach - Finished 12/9/19

7. The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates - Currently Reading

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« Reply #685 on: December 11, 2019, 07:05:25 PM »
85.  Jenny Colgan, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
86.  Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger, eds., A Study in Sherlock
87.  Mary Balogh, Simply Unforgettable
88.  Mary Balogh, Simply Love
89.  Jennifer Robson, The Gown
90.  Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #686 on: December 12, 2019, 09:28:03 AM »
I cannot make a complete list for 2019, but I will write down as many as I can recall/retrieve.

Currently reading:

Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber

Read earlier in 2019:
The Magic Bullet, Noah Walton (by a fellow forum member)
Yesterday's Tomorrow, Noah Walton
The Lewis Trilogy, Peter May (3 books)
Light in the Shadows, Linda Lafferty
The Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu (3 books)
Practical Magic, Allice Hoffman
Small Magic: A story of finding joy in creative writing and becoming prolific through microdosing, Jack McTerra

Plus several other library books or other paper books that I don't recall from memory. And some of the Kindle books I purchased earlier, but I don't remember which ones. I will keep track of my reading from Jan 2020.

I found out that the library app has a loan history, so here are some more that I read:

Men who stare at goats, Jon Ronson
Paranormality, Richard Wiseman
59 seconds, Richard Wiseman (not sure I finished it)
Frozen in Time, Mitchell Zuckoff
Sportegn fra pattedyr (tracks made by mammals), Preben Bang (not a novel, but an information book)
Anna i ødemarka (Anna in the wildernis), Dagfinn Grønoset
The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning, Litt Woon Long (very funny for me who is a member of the same mushroom club)
Hemmelige hytter (secret cabins), Marius Nergård Pettersen (an information book with some story text)
Why we sleep, Matthew Walker
Nordens pattedyr (mammals of the Scandinavia region), Torkel Hagström (not a novel, but an information book)
Homo Deus, Yuval Noah
Livet illustrert (life in pictures), Lisa Aisato (Book with beautiful pictures/paintings about people in different phases of their lives. FIL got it as a gift from his GF while he visited us.)

Currently reading from the library:

Postapocalypse nå! (Postapocalypse now), Anne Linn & Andreas Kumano-Ensby

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« Reply #687 on: December 14, 2019, 02:42:14 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
(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
(41) A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
(42) The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
(43) A Better Man by Louise Penny
(44) In the Woods by Tana French

(45) Beijing TaiTai by Tania McCartney
(46) The Likeness by Tana French

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #688 on: December 18, 2019, 06:59:32 AM »
The not complete list of books that I read in 2019:

The Magic Bullet, Noah Walton (by a fellow forum member)
Yesterday's Tomorrow, Noah Walton
The Lewis Trilogy, Peter May (3 books)
Light in the Shadows, Linda Lafferty
The Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu (3 books)
Practical Magic, Allice Hoffman
Small Magic: A story of finding joy in creative writing and becoming prolific through microdosing, Jack McTerra
Men who stare at goats, Jon Ronson
Paranormality, Richard Wiseman
59 seconds, Richard Wiseman (not sure I finished it)
Frozen in Time, Mitchell Zuckoff
Sportegn fra pattedyr (tracks made by mammals), Preben Bang (not a novel, but an information book)
Anna i ødemarka (Anna in the wildernis), Dagfinn Grønoset
The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning, Litt Woon Long (very funny for me who is a member of the same mushroom club)
Hemmelige hytter (secret cabins), Marius Nergård Pettersen (an information book with some story text)
Why we sleep, Matthew Walker
Nordens pattedyr (mammals of the Scandinavia region), Torkel Hagström (not a novel, but an information book)
Homo Deus, Yuval Noah
Livet illustrert (life in pictures), Lisa Aisato
Postapocalypse nå! (Postapocalypse now), Anne Linn & Andreas Kumano-Ensby
Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #689 on: December 18, 2019, 08:09:43 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) - REREAD
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) - REREAD
63. Magician: Apprentice - Raymond Feist (8/18/2019) - REREAD
64. Magician: Master - Raymond Feist (8/24/2019) - REREAD
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)
71. Closer to Home - Mercedes Lackey (9/22/2019) - Accidental REREAD (I thought it was the next book in the series, but I'd actually read this one before)
72. Silverthorn - Raymond Feist (10/11/2019) - REREAD
73. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (11/2/2019)
74. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail - Bill Bryson (11/11/2019)
75. Empress of Forever - Max Gladstone (11/21/2019)

76. How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets - Dana White (11/23/2019)
77. Good Omens - Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett (11/28/2019)
78. The Happiness Project: or, why I spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun - Gretchin Craft Rubin (12/3/2019)
79. The Secret Commonwealth - Philip Pullman (12/14/2019)
80. Arrows of the Queen - Mercedes Lackey (12/16/2019) - REREAD
81. Arrows Flight - Mercedes Lackey (12/17/2019) - REREAD

For curiosity's sake, what are your opinions on setting a book down?  I decided to return The Hate U Give to the library after reading only a few chapters, as I find it too emotionally draining to read during the holiday season.  I may take it out again later, or I may not.  This is a difficult choice for me, for two reasons.  First, I hate setting down books I've started, just as a point of pride.  There are very few books I've been unable to finish, since I read very quickly I can usually just power through something boring, long, or poorly written.  Secondly, for this book in particular, I feel a sort of moral imperative, like I should be able to face this head on, and if I can't, that's a personal failing. (For those who don't know, it's about a black teenager who witnesses the police shooting of a friend of hers.)  I feel like I should be able to face what our country is, and that I'm a worse person if I can't.  Thoughts?
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #690 on: December 18, 2019, 03:23:28 PM »
I don't often set a book down completely, as in never finish. I basically only do that if the book is so bad that it's driving me batty -- my Goodreads only has 13 abandoned books listed in over 10 years.

However, I will sort of put a book "in abeyance" for a while. If I think a book is good but just am not super interested in it/can't face it at the moment, I'll set it down and come back to it later. This are books that I very much intend to read but just started at the wrong time.

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« Reply #691 on: December 20, 2019, 12:37:09 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
(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
(41) A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
(42) The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
(43) A Better Man by Louise Penny
(44) In the Woods by Tana French
(45) Beijing TaiTai by Tania McCartney
(46) The Likeness by Tana French

(47) The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty

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« Reply #692 on: December 20, 2019, 01:27:31 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)
49. Grovedaughter Witchery: Practical Spellcraft, Bree NicGarran (mine)
50. Bhagavadgita, Edwin Arnold (mine)
51. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English (library)
52. Circe, Madeline Miller (mine)
53. American Gods, Neil Gaiman (mine) (re-read)
54. The Druidry Handbook, John Michael Greer (mine)
55. Anarchism and Other Essays, Emma Goldman (mine)
56. The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History, Kassia St. Clair (library)

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

Currently reading:

Flour Salt Water Yeast, Ken Forkish (borrowed)
The Spiral Dance, Starhawk (library)
The Wizard and the Prophet, Charles Mann (library)
Classical Mythology, Elizabeth Vandiver (borrowed)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #693 on: December 20, 2019, 11:59:58 PM »
The uncomplete list of books that I read in 2019, in a random sequence:

The Lewis Trilogy, Peter May (3 books)
Light in the Shadows, Linda Lafferty
The Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu (3 books)
Practical Magic, Allice Hoffman
Small Magic: A story of finding joy in creative writing and becoming prolific through microdosing, Jack McTerra
Men who stare at goats, Jon Ronson
Paranormality, Richard Wiseman
59 seconds, Richard Wiseman (not sure I finished it)
Frozen in Time, Mitchell Zuckoff
Sportegn fra pattedyr (tracks made by mammals), Preben Bang (not a novel, but an information book)
Anna i ødemarka (Anna in the wildernis), Dagfinn Grønoset
The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning, Litt Woon Long (very funny for me who is a member of the same mushroom club)
Hemmelige hytter (secret cabins), Marius Nergård Pettersen (an information book with some story text)
Why we sleep, Matthew Walker
Nordens pattedyr (mammals of the Scandinavia region), Torkel Hagström (not a novel, but an information book)
Homo Deus, Yuval Noah
Livet illustrert (life in pictures), Lisa Aisato
The Magic Bullet, Noah Walton (by a fellow forum member)
Yesterday's Tomorrow, Noah Walton
Postapocalypse nå! (Postapocalypse now), Anne Linn & Andreas Kumano-Ensby
Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber
The wind's twelve quarters, Ursula K. Le Guin
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #694 on: December 23, 2019, 08:24:45 AM »
I created a new thread for 2050.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #695 on: December 23, 2019, 09:02:26 AM »
I created a new thread for 2050.

Oh good, I may actually finish 50 books between now and 2050.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #696 on: December 23, 2019, 09:31:53 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 - 12/21/19

(That Giant break is what happens when you have a baby apparently, haha)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #697 on: December 23, 2019, 02:57:22 PM »
I swear I was on this thread, but maybe that was last year and I have a bad memory.  My goal for the year is 26 books, not 50.  One more than last year.  I might make it?

Many of my books come from the little free library.  One was considered a literary triumph, which means it was a slog to get through and took me 4-6 weeks.  So now I'm behind.
* is non-fiction.

1. The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs *
2. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
3. Always in My Heart by Pam Weaver
4. The Outcast by Sadie Jones
5. The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters by Rose George *
6. The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
7.  The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
8.  What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio * (This is a coffee table book that I've owned for years and have read multiple times.)
9.  Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (good!)
10. The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith
11. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (this was excellent)
12. A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa * (about life and escape from N. Korea.  Sigh.)
13.  Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky * (very good, informative, if a bit text-booky)
14.  Thru-Hiking will Break Your Heart by Carrot Quinn * (You really feel like you are there!)
15.  Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
16.  Nickle and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich * Still relevant, almost 20 years later.
17.  After the War is Over by Jennifer Robson
18.  Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
19. The Lay of The Land by Richard Ford.  This was ok.  It was a slog.  Put me way behind on my reading.  4 weeks?  6 weeks?  Funny but very verbose.  Lot of run on sentences.
20. Literacy and Longing in LA by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack.  Light-hearted fun read, even though I didn't get the literary references.
21. The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith (gotta pick some quick reads to get back on track!)
22.  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.  This was sponsored by our public library. Young adult novel. It was so sweet.

Currently reading Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben, funny I see @tnrunner read that too.  Another Little free library - I think I've read most of his already, these are older books that came out before I started reading his work.

Also reading The Indian in the Cupboard to my 7 year old, and yes I think that totally counts.  I'll add it when finished.
I hit my goal of 26!  Will probably finish #27 too.

23.  Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben (a reprint from the early 1990s)
24. Death in Rough Water by Francine Mathews. Good mystery.
25. The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews.  Beach Lit.  I liked it.
26. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (read to my 7 yo)

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« Reply #698 on: December 26, 2019, 06:39:16 AM »
Five days to go to meet the 2019 goal! I may finish a couple more before the year ends, but so far, here's my record:

65 finished and 23 unfinished (so total of 88 books tried this year).

My favorites in bold text below :)

Smarter, Faster, Better: the Transformative Power of Real Productivity
The Places in Between - Rory Stewart
The Prince of the Marshes: and Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq
Fear: Trump in the White House
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Feminist Fight Club
Irrational Exuberance: Revised and Expanded Third Edition
The Wisdom of Insecurity
The Silk Roads
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Dips & Spreads: 46 Gorgeous and Good-for-You Recipes
Congratulations, By The Way
Art of Loving
Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Wisdom, Well-Being and Wonder
The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War
Calypso
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
All the Money in the World
The First Time Manager
The Spider Network
Bullshit Jobs: A Theory
Big Mistakes: the Best Investors and Their Worst Investments
Fantastic Mr. Fox
How Long 'Til Black Future Month?
Gmorning, Gnight: Little Pep Talks for Me and You
The Library Book
The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust
Full Catastrophe Living
Fairest in All the Land
Disrupted: Misadventures in the Startup Bubble
Elevation
The Life of Elizabeth I
My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder
The Fifth Risk
Queens of the Conquest
The New Silk Roads - Peter Frankopan
The Great Divide
Small Fry
A Wild Swan and Other Stories
Smoke Gets into Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory
From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death
The Perfect Nanny
The Flight Attendant
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014
When Montezuma Met Cortés
Homes: A Refugee Story
A Conspiracy of Truths
King, Queen, Knave
The Brothers Karamazov
Anna Karenina
A Gentleman in Moscow
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
The Compound Effect
Laughing without an Accent
Very Good Lives
Kabuki: Scarab
Put Your Best Face Forward
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
Ask a Manager
La Casa
Moneyland
Quit Like a Millionaire
Lists of Note
Convenience Store Woman
Warlight
Hiking with Nietzche: On Becoming Who You Are
Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
American Philosophy: A Love Story
Guns, Germs and Steel
Lincoln in the Bardo
Less
His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights - Salman Rushie
The Joy of Sex
Desert Solitaire
Visual Intelligence
Sex at Dawn - Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
Good Omens
Talking to Strangers
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The Overstory
Educated
Art Matters
The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Lolita
Sapiens
Civilized to Death: the Price of Progress
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

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« Reply #699 on: December 27, 2019, 07:12:41 PM »
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 - Finished 11/16/19
5. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber - Finished 11/30/19
6. Debt Free For Life by David Bach - Finished 12/9/19
7. The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates - Finished 12/25/19

8. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough- Currently Reading