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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #100 on: February 03, 2023, 05:40:58 AM »
Goal was 78 books (1.5 per week) but right now I'm crushing it

1. Cold Days- Jim Butcher
2. Courage to be disliked by Ichiro Kishimi (highly rec)
3. Corruptible by Klass
4. Peach Talks by Jim Butcher
5. This is your mind on plants by michael Pollan
6. Against Football by Steve Almond
7. You Love me by Caroline Kepnes
8. The Art of Business Wars by David Brown
9. Ethics in the Real World by Peter Singer
10. Tantalus Depths by Evan Graham (loved this!)
11. The It Girl by Ruth Ware (all of her books have been enjoyable)
12. A Runner's High by Dean Karnazes (this guy is really full of himself)
13. No Plan B by Lee Child
14. Burn Rate by Andy Dunn (guy is a fucking psychopath)
15. Battle Ground by Jim Butcher
16. The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
17. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (loved this!)
18. Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley (highly rec!)
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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #101 on: February 03, 2023, 09:06:32 AM »
1.  A Particular Kind of Black Man, by Tope Folarin (Jan 3) (audio).

2.  Ill Will, by Dan Chaon (Jan 13).

3.  Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir (Jan 27).

4.  Foster, by Claire Keegan (Jan 28).

5.  We All Want Impossible Things, by Catherine Newman (Feb 2).  Really, really good.  I laughed, I cried actual tears more than once.  It didn't feel as quite as perfect as Foster, but I would recommend it to more people, I think.

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #102 on: February 05, 2023, 07:01:20 PM »
1. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

2. East of the Mountains by David Guterson

3. Behind the Beatiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (Loved this one - it's a true story about families living in a slum in Mumbai)

4. Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #103 on: February 06, 2023, 10:13:20 AM »
My update

1.Life is Long  - Karen Salmansohn                                Jan
2.The comfort book - Matt Haig                                     Jan
3.Metamorphosis -Franz Kafka                                      Jan
4.Storm Tide - Wilbur Smith                                         Jan
5.Happy Gut- DR Vincent Pedre                                     Feb
6.The Swedish Art if Aging well - Margaretta Magnusson -Feb

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #104 on: February 06, 2023, 03:26:32 PM »
1) Also A Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, And Me by Ada Calhoun
2) Pure Colour by Sheila Heti (fiction)
3) On Beauty by Zadie Smith (fiction, bookclub)
4) The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean
5) Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
6) Fight Night by Miriam Toews (fiction)
7) The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Johnson
8) Pippi Goes On Board by Astrid Lindgren
9) 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater by Sarah Ruhl
10) Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman (graphic novel)
11) Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World by Lama Surya Das

recently finished/reading
12) My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel--adventure story from the 1920's. Outrageous and impressive.
13) The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin--easy to read, basically a solid encouragement to follow your creative energy and pay attention to life

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #105 on: February 06, 2023, 03:54:39 PM »
1. Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini
2. Welcome to the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
3. Rules at the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
4. When you Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
5. The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan
6. Rachel to the Rescue by Elinor Lipman
7. A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
8. My Life in France by Julia Child
9. Lost December by Richard Paul Evans
10. Celine by Peter Heller
11. The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

12. The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

DNF
Outline by Rachel Cusk
The Hero of this Book by Elizabeth McCracken

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #106 on: February 06, 2023, 03:55:18 PM »
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MAIN LIST

1. The Magpie Lord: Charm of Magpies (book 1) by KJ Charles
2. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy (audiobook)
3. Leech by Hiron Ennes
4. Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 10)
5. On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 11)
6. Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 12)


COMPLETED


7. Love and Death Among the Cheetahs by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 13)
8. The last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 14)
Two more in this series. They're fun/quick reads, especially as I like British period mysteries.



IN PROGRESS

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The lunar chronicles, book 1)

Gwendy's Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar (book 3 in the trilogy)

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Tatami Galaxy: A Novel by Tomihiko Morimi

God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 15)
Peril in Paris by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 16)

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #107 on: February 06, 2023, 07:12:36 PM »
1.  A Random Walk Down Wall Street (12ed, 2011) by Burton G. Malkiel
2.  Delinquent:  Inside America's Debt Machine (2022) by Elena Botella
3.  IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans:  Strategies for Taking your Money Out (14ed, 2019) by Twila Slesnick & John C. Suttle
4.  Born to Buy (2004) by Juliet B. Schor
5.  Social Security for Dummies (4ed, 2020) by Jonathan Peterson
6.  Medicare for Dummies (4ed, 2021) by Patricia Barry
7.  $2 a Day (2015) by Kathryn J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer
8.  One Up on Wall Street (1989) by Peter Lynch & John Rothchild (AUDIOBOOK)
9.  Castles & Moats:  Insurance, Investment, and Life Planning Simply Explained (2022) by Brian Carden

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #108 on: February 06, 2023, 07:31:03 PM »
1. Dreaming Spies, Laurie R. King
2. The Murder of Mary Russell, Laurie R. King
3. The Golden Enclaves, Naomi Novik
4. A Taste of Gold and Iron, Alexandra Rowland
5. While We Were Dating, Jasmine Guillory
6. A Restless Truth, Freya Marske
7. The Book of Gothel, Mary McMyne
8. Royal Holiday, Jasmine Guillory
9. A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting, Sophie Irwin
10. Island of the Mad, Laurie R. King
11. Riviera Gold, Laurie R. King
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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #109 on: February 08, 2023, 06:31:49 AM »
My update

1.Life is Long  - Karen Salmansohn                                Jan
2.The comfort book - Matt Haig                                     Jan
3.Metamorphosis -Franz Kafka                                      Jan
4.Storm Tide - Wilbur Smith                                         Jan
5.Happy Gut- DR Vincent Pedre                                     Feb
6.The Swedish Art if Aging well - Margaretta Magnusson -Feb
7.Landlines - Raynor Winn                                             Feb

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #110 on: February 08, 2023, 07:56:05 AM »
4. Hell’s Half Acre by Susan Jonusas

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #111 on: February 10, 2023, 09:33:49 PM »

Quote from: Frankies Girl

MAIN LIST

1. The Magpie Lord: Charm of Magpies (book 1) by KJ Charles
2. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy (audiobook)
3. Leech by Hiron Ennes
4. Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 10)
5. On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 11)
6. Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 12)
7. Love and Death Among the Cheetahs by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 13)
8. The last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 14)


COMPLETED


9. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The lunar chronicles, book 1)
LOVED this. It's a dystopian Earth, with Cinders the cyborg working as a robot repairer in the slums, trying to earn money for her adopted family, where her stepmother and one of her stepsisters dislikes her, but her little stepsister and the house robot are her best (and only) friends. She is considered less than human and the world is fighting a plague that has no cure once contracted. It's Cinderella, but a really cracked glass view and I am greatly looking forward to reading the others in the series.

10. God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 15)
Another lovely fast read - mystery set at xmas, with lots of the English country house flavor and the actual Royal family thrown in.


IN PROGRESS



Gwendy's Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar (book 3 in the trilogy)

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Tatami Galaxy: A Novel by Tomihiko Morimi

Peril in Paris by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 16)
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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #112 on: February 11, 2023, 09:14:20 PM »
1. So Good They Can't Ignore You (Cal Newport)
2. The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Jane Jacobs)
3. The Simple Path to Wealth (JL Collins)
4. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley, re-read)
5. The Midnight Library (Matt Haig)
6. Happy City (Charles Montgomery)

Brave New World is a genuine classic. As for Happy City: I keep thinking I'll get less out of reading more urbanism books as they've got to be redundant at a point, but the question of how built environments can be designed for human thriving just has an endlessly fascinating assortment of answers.

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #113 on: February 13, 2023, 06:02:13 PM »
1.  A Random Walk Down Wall Street (12ed, 2011) by Burton G. Malkiel
2.  Delinquent:  Inside America's Debt Machine (2022) by Elena Botella
3.  IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans:  Strategies for Taking your Money Out (14ed, 2019) by Twila Slesnick & John C. Suttle
4.  Born to Buy (2004) by Juliet B. Schor
5.  Social Security for Dummies (4ed, 2020) by Jonathan Peterson
6.  Medicare for Dummies (4ed, 2021) by Patricia Barry
7.  $2 a Day (2015) by Kathryn J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer
8.  One Up on Wall Street (1989) by Peter Lynch & John Rothchild (AUDIOBOOK)
9.  Castles & Moats:  Insurance, Investment, and Life Planning Simply Explained (2022) by Brian Carden
10. The Next Millionaire Next Door (2019) by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD, and Sarah Stanley Fallaw, PhD
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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #114 on: February 13, 2023, 07:05:49 PM »
1.  A Particular Kind of Black Man, by Tope Folarin (Jan 3) (audio).

2.  Ill Will, by Dan Chaon (Jan 13).

3.  Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir (Jan 27).

4.  Foster, by Claire Keegan (Jan 28).

5.  We All Want Impossible Things, by Catherine Newman (Feb 2).

6.  Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Feb 8) (audio).  Complex and engrossing storytelling and fascinating world-building!

7.  Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder, by Paul G. Hensler with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (Feb 13).  Very confronting, plain-spoken book about one American's service in Vietnam and his work with orphaned and refugee children.

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #115 on: February 13, 2023, 08:01:05 PM »
1. Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini
2. Welcome to the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
3. Rules at the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
4. When you Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
5. The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan
6. Rachel to the Rescue by Elinor Lipman
7. A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
8. My Life in France by Julia Child
9. Lost December by Richard Paul Evans
10. Celine by Peter Heller
11. The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
12. The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

13. All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
14. Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson
15. Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie

DNF
Outline by Rachel Cusk
The Hero of this Book by Elizabeth McCracken
Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #116 on: February 14, 2023, 08:22:09 AM »
1. On Moral Fiction - John Gardner (so, so boring, was skimming the second half)

2. The Anatomy of Genres - John Truby (interesting stuff for writers and professional storytellers)

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #117 on: February 14, 2023, 05:14:49 PM »
1) Also A Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, And Me by Ada Calhoun
2) Pure Colour by Sheila Heti (fiction)
3) On Beauty by Zadie Smith (fiction, bookclub)
4) The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean
5) Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
6) Fight Night by Miriam Toews (fiction)
7) The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Johnson
8) Pippi Goes On Board by Astrid Lindgren
9) 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater by Sarah Ruhl
10) Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman (graphic novel)
11) Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World by Lama Surya Das
12) My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel
13) The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin

recently finished/reading
14) The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (memoir)--wow. Raised amongst the violence of Colombia in a family steeped in ancestral magic. Beautiful and awful in equal measure. Loved it..1/3 left to read.

15) Effortless Mindfulness by Loch Kelly (audiobook): needed something peaceful to listen to while walking and just learned about this teacher on the Waking Up app.

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« Reply #118 on: February 15, 2023, 07:01:39 AM »
5. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #119 on: February 15, 2023, 04:28:43 PM »
1. Dreaming Spies, Laurie R. King
2. The Murder of Mary Russell, Laurie R. King
3. The Golden Enclaves, Naomi Novik
4. A Taste of Gold and Iron, Alexandra Rowland
5. While We Were Dating, Jasmine Guillory
6. A Restless Truth, Freya Marske
7. The Book of Gothel, Mary McMyne
8. Royal Holiday, Jasmine Guillory
9. A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting, Sophie Irwin
10. Island of the Mad, Laurie R. King
11. Riviera Gold, Laurie R. King
12. Party of Two, Jasmine Guillory
13. Hither Page, Cat Sebastian
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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #120 on: February 15, 2023, 07:17:01 PM »

1. Survival of the Thickest by Michelle Buteau
2. Catherine House by Elizabeth Thomas
3. Longbourn by Jo Baker
4. Atomic Habits by James Clear
5. The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay (accidental reread according to my kindle)
6. Good Food Bad Diet by Abby Langer
7. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
8. Designing Your Life by by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
9. The House With the Golden Door by Elodie Harper
10. Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth
11. Desperation in Death by JD Robb
12. The Belle of Bellgrave Square by Mim Matthews
13. The Crane Wife by CJ Hauser
14. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
15. It Girl by Ruth Ware

16. Juliet by Anne Fortier
17. Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
18. The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews
19. Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
20. The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey by Serena Burdick
21. Bridgertons Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn
22. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

 I feel like I am reading too fast- but my brain is really just flying through text lately. Any other fast-ish readers experience something like this? If I get out of the reading habit it takes time to read quickly, but I've been reading at a good clip for the last couple of years and I almost feel like I'm having a hard time slowing down.

I might pick some heftier reads to force myself to take my time.

Otherwise, I feel like I'm mostly striking out so far this year. Carrie Soto was the first book that I really enjoyed.

Just finished Prep by Sittenfeld and whew!  As a LMC Hoosier who went to college with a bunch of east coast boarding school kids, that book was a journey. I'm glad I didn't read it when I was 22 or I would have been a sad pile of mush at the end. Reading it as a fully formed adult let me appreciate it without overly identifying with the protagonist. Excellent book though.
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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #121 on: February 16, 2023, 07:28:45 AM »
8) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
9) I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
10) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
11) Spare by Prince Harry


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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #122 on: February 16, 2023, 06:23:58 PM »
TitleAuthorSourceReasonDate CompletedGenre
1The Sandman: The WakeNeil GaimanLibrarySequel1/1/2023Fiction - Fantasy
DNFDr ZhivagoBoris PasternakLibraryTBR ListN/AGeneral Fiction
2Death: The High Cost of LivingNeil GaimanLibrarySequel1/7/2023Fiction - Fantasy
3Death: The Time of Your LifeNeil GaimanLibrarySequel1/7/2023Fiction - Fantasy
4Death and VeniceNeil GaimanLibrarySequel1/8/2022Fiction - Fantasy
5BelovedToni MorrisonLibraryTBR List1/13/2023Fiction - Historical

6Sandman: OvertureNeil GaimanLibrarySequel1/20/2023Fiction - Fantasy
7Palace WalkNaguib MahfouzLibraryTBR List1/30/2023Fiction - Historical
8White Sand: Volume 1Brandon Sanderson, Rik HoskinOwnReread2/5/2023Fiction - Fantasy
DNFMy Name is RedOrhan PamukLibraryTBR ListN/AGeneral Fiction
9White Sand: Volume 2Brandon Sanderson, Rik HoskinOwnSequel2/12/2023Fiction - Fantasy
10DeathlessCatherynne ValenteLibraryTBR List2/16/2023Fiction - Fantasy

Nonfiction - 0
From TBR - 5
Sequels - 5

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #123 on: February 16, 2023, 07:27:29 PM »
TitleAuthorSourceReasonDate CompletedGenre
1The Sandman: The WakeNeil GaimanLibrarySequel1/1/2023Fiction - Fantasy
DNFDr ZhivagoBoris PasternakLibraryTBR ListN/AGeneral Fiction
2Death: The High Cost of LivingNeil GaimanLibrarySequel1/7/2023Fiction - Fantasy
3Death: The Time of Your LifeNeil GaimanLibrarySequel1/7/2023Fiction - Fantasy
4Death and VeniceNeil GaimanLibrarySequel1/8/2022Fiction - Fantasy
5BelovedToni MorrisonLibraryTBR List1/13/2023Fiction - Historical

6Sandman: OvertureNeil GaimanLibrarySequel1/20/2023Fiction - Fantasy
7Palace WalkNaguib MahfouzLibraryTBR List1/30/2023Fiction - Historical
8White Sand: Volume 1Brandon Sanderson, Rik HoskinOwnReread2/5/2023Fiction - Fantasy
DNFMy Name is RedOrhan PamukLibraryTBR ListN/AGeneral Fiction
9White Sand: Volume 2Brandon Sanderson, Rik HoskinOwnSequel2/12/2023Fiction - Fantasy
10DeathlessCatherynne ValenteLibraryTBR List2/16/2023Fiction - Fantasy

Nonfiction - 0
From TBR - 5
Sequels - 5

I like how you put your DNFs in the middle of your list, right where you were reading it when you tossed it aside.

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #124 on: February 16, 2023, 10:27:37 PM »
Hi all, first time posting. Usually like non-fiction history and social psychology genres. Plan to read more biographies and some good old classics in 2023.

1. The Autoimmune Solution - Amy Myers, MD
2. Lucy by the Sea - Elizabeth Strout (Awful. Not my cup of tea)
3. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
4. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
5. Jefferson Biography - John Boles
6. Frederick Douglass Biography - David Blight
7. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (too long!)
8. Before the Fall - Noah Hawley
9. History of the Barbarians - Captivating History

@Brit71 @Morning Glory Like your book lists. Will look into them. :)

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« Reply #125 on: February 17, 2023, 10:23:05 AM »
1: Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson
2: Bjørnstad, by Fredrik Backman.
3: Vi mot dere (We against you) by Fredrik Backman.
4: The evening and the morning, by Ken Follett.

5. The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett.

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« Reply #126 on: February 18, 2023, 01:48:11 PM »
1.  A Particular Kind of Black Man, by Tope Folarin (Jan 3) (audio).

2.  Ill Will, by Dan Chaon (Jan 13).

3.  Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir (Jan 27).

4.  Foster, by Claire Keegan (Jan 28).

5.  We All Want Impossible Things, by Catherine Newman (Feb 2).

6.  Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Feb 8) (audio).

7.  Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder, by Paul G. Hensler with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (Feb 13).

8.  Things I Have Withheld, by Kei Miller (Feb 15).  A thought-provoking and well-written collection of essays.  The author is empathetic and relatable (even across many types of divides).

9.  The Book of Form and Emptiness, by Ruth Ozeki (Feb 18) (audio). I am sorry to say that I really, really did not like this book.  It was compounded by the narrator's terrible voices for the two main characters in particular.  I really loved A Tale for the Time Being by this author but have not enjoyed (now) two other books of hers, so I think I am going to give up on her and also never read the Time Being again in case it doesn't click for me on a second reading and I lose my good memories of it.

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« Reply #127 on: February 19, 2023, 04:53:23 PM »
1. Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini
2. Welcome to the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
3. Rules at the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
4. When you Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
5. The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan
6. Rachel to the Rescue by Elinor Lipman
7. A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
8. My Life in France by Julia Child
9. Lost December by Richard Paul Evans
10. Celine by Peter Heller
11. The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
12. The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
13. All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
14. Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson
15. Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie

16. Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie
17. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
18. Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen


DNF
Outline by Rachel Cusk
The Hero of this Book by Elizabeth McCracken
Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #128 on: February 20, 2023, 03:38:40 AM »
My update

1.Life is Long  - Karen Salmansohn                                Jan
2.The comfort book - Matt Haig                                     Jan
3.Metamorphosis -Franz Kafka                                      Jan
4.Storm Tide - Wilbur Smith                                         Jan
5.Happy Gut- DR Vincent Pedre                                     Feb
6.The Swedish Art if Aging well - Margaretta Magnusson -Feb
7.Landlines - Raynor Winn                                             Feb
8. The man who mistook his job for his life - Naomi Shragia - Feb
9. The Salt Path - Raynor Wynn                                      - Feb

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #129 on: February 20, 2023, 09:53:49 AM »
Impressive yall!

I certainly couldn't do it! I'm currently reading the WOT series, and I do about 1 book every 3-4 weeks I think.

How much time to you guys devote to reading? Do you have a set time in the day? Catchall at night after all activities/chores completed? Saturday longhaul on the couch? combination?


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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #130 on: February 20, 2023, 09:57:19 AM »
Impressive yall!

I certainly couldn't do it! I'm currently reading the WOT series, and I do about 1 book every 3-4 weeks I think.

How much time to you guys devote to reading? Do you have a set time in the day? Catchall at night after all activities/chores completed? Saturday longhaul on the couch? combination?

I usually read about 4-6 hours a day, but don't really have a fixed schedule. I tend to read less on Saturday because I do a lot of bulk chores and cooking for the whole week.

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« Reply #131 on: February 20, 2023, 05:57:19 PM »
I hit 60 a few days ago but was travelling and computerless, and didn't want to type it all out on my tablet. So now that I'm home, next 20, favourites marked:

41. The Pot Thief who Studied Billy the Kid by J. Michael Orenduff
42. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
43. The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World . . . via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes by Carl Hoffman
44. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

45. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
A beautiful book about a cat travelling around and learning about the owner's friends and history. It made me cry and I'm not a big book crier.


46. Five Stories High by K.J. Parker
47. Tesla's Attic by Neal Shustermen
48. How to Rule an Empire and Get Away With It by K.J. Parker

49. Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke, and Other Misfortunes by Eric LaRocca
A really sick and twisted collection of horror short stories, absolutely loved it.


50. Elvendude by Mark Shepherd

51. Nemesis of Mars by Glynn Stewart
I love the starship's mage series so much, and it's great to have another Damien adventure, after the series overall shifted towards other characters. The new story arc should be really good.


52. The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols by Genevieve von Petzinger
53. The Battle of Medicine Rocks by Rachel Aaron

54. Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik
A stunningly good non-fiction about all things rabies. I could not put this down.


55. Edison's Alley by Neal Shusterman
56. Trial of the Alchemist by Trevor Melanson
57. Burning Water by Mercedes Lackey

58. Wildblood by Lauren Blackwood
A fantastic jungle adventure with lots of assholes getting killed in nasty ways. Big fan of both of this author's two books so far and I hope she keeps writing.


59. The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari
60. Spiritride by Mercedes Lackey

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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #132 on: February 20, 2023, 06:20:53 PM »
1.  A Random Walk Down Wall Street (12ed, 2011) by Burton G. Malkiel
2.  Delinquent:  Inside America's Debt Machine (2022) by Elena Botella
3.  IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans:  Strategies for Taking your Money Out (14ed, 2019) by Twila Slesnick & John C. Suttle
4.  Born to Buy (2004) by Juliet B. Schor
5.  Social Security for Dummies (4ed, 2020) by Jonathan Peterson
6.  Medicare for Dummies (4ed, 2021) by Patricia Barry
7.  $2 a Day (2015) by Kathryn J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer
8.  One Up on Wall Street (1989) by Peter Lynch & John Rothchild (AUDIOBOOK)
9.  Castles & Moats:  Insurance, Investment, and Life Planning Simply Explained (2022) by Brian Carden
10. The Next Millionaire Next Door (2019) by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD, and Sarah Stanley Fallaw, PhD
11. This is Your Mind on Plants (2021) by Michael Pollan

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« Reply #133 on: February 20, 2023, 06:29:04 PM »
1) Also A Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, And Me by Ada Calhoun
2) Pure Colour by Sheila Heti (fiction)
3) On Beauty by Zadie Smith (fiction, bookclub)
4) The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean
5) Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
6) Fight Night by Miriam Toews (fiction)
7) The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Johnson
8) Pippi Goes On Board by Astrid Lindgren
9) 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater by Sarah Ruhl
10) Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman (graphic novel)
11) Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World by Lama Surya Das
12) My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel
13) The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin
14) The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (memoir)
15) Effortless Mindfulness by Loch Kelly (audiobook)

recently finished/reading
16) Worn: A People's History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser --really interesting look at textiles from a historical perspective. Less about clothing and more about empire, industry, environment, etc

17) Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage (fiction/bookclub)--gah I hated this book. Essentially a page-turner about a totally messed up family

18) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chodron
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« Reply #134 on: February 21, 2023, 07:33:58 AM »
6. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

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« Reply #135 on: February 22, 2023, 09:25:18 PM »
5. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (yes, it's a kid's book, but it's long enough that I'm counting it. My daughter read it in school and asked me to read it too, which led to some fun discussions.

6. The Me, Me, Me Epidemic by Amy McCready

7. What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell (loved this one!)

8. The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

9. Soulful Simplicity by Courtney Carver

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« Reply #136 on: February 23, 2023, 05:57:34 AM »
5. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (yes, it's a kid's book, but it's long enough that I'm counting it. My daughter read it in school and asked me to read it too, which led to some fun discussions.


I love reading stuff with my kids and I absolutely count the books I read with them as long as they are chapter books. One of my favorite series I read last year ended up being a middle grade series. 

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« Reply #137 on: February 24, 2023, 08:48:49 AM »
1.  A Particular Kind of Black Man, by Tope Folarin (Jan 3) (audio).

2.  Ill Will, by Dan Chaon (Jan 13).

3.  Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir (Jan 27).

4.  Foster, by Claire Keegan (Jan 28).

5.  We All Want Impossible Things, by Catherine Newman (Feb 2).

6.  Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Feb 8) (audio).

7.  Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder, by Paul G. Hensler with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (Feb 13).

8.  Things I Have Withheld, by Kei Miller (Feb 15).

9.  The Book of Form and Emptiness, by Ruth Ozeki (Feb 18) (audio).

10.  Girlhood, by Melissa Febos (Feb 22) (audio).  Painful and excellent.  Although my own girlood was almost completely different than the author's, I had all the same feelings and thoughts.  Trying to get all my female friends to read it now to see how universal the experience is, regardless of the facts of one's upbringing.

11.  Dinosaurs, by Lydia Millet (Feb 23).  Loved this a lot.  Restrained and a little mysterious.  I couldn't quite tell why I was so eager to read it every time I picked it up, but I definitely was.

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« Reply #138 on: February 24, 2023, 04:07:22 PM »
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MAIN LIST

1. The Magpie Lord: Charm of Magpies (book 1) by KJ Charles
2. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy (audiobook)
3. Leech by Hiron Ennes
4. Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 10)
5. On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 11)
6. Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 12)
7. Love and Death Among the Cheetahs by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 13)
8. The last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 14)
9. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The lunar chronicles, book 1)
10. God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 15)


COMPLETED


11. Peril in Paris by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness series, book 16)
Nice fast read and last to date of the series. Fully expect there will be more to come. The nice thing is they are advancing the age/lives of the characters at the same time and some of the historical events are coming more into play (the approch of WWII, Hitler and the events surrounding the monarchy and Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson are all mentioned over the last few books).

12. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
Magic, old spirits, booksellers and a YA sort of romancy plot. Set in 1980s England. Fast read, interesting characters. Pretty sure it's a series but will have to check.


IN PROGRESS



Gwendy's Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar (book 3 in the trilogy)

The Tatami Galaxy: A Novel by Tomihiko Morimi



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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #139 on: February 24, 2023, 08:37:13 PM »
@Frankies Girl I've been reading the Royal Spyness series after seeing it here. I'm loving how she weaves in real historical events with Georgie's personal adventures.

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« Reply #140 on: February 25, 2023, 08:02:20 AM »
1:l Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson
2: Bjørnstad, by Fredrik Backman.
3: Vi mot dere (We against you) by Fredrik Backman.
4: The evening and the morning, by Ken Follett.
5: The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett.

6: Whithout by Ken Follett.

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« Reply #141 on: February 25, 2023, 11:20:29 AM »
1. Dreaming Spies, Laurie R. King
2. The Murder of Mary Russell, Laurie R. King
3. The Golden Enclaves, Naomi Novik
4. A Taste of Gold and Iron, Alexandra Rowland
5. While We Were Dating, Jasmine Guillory
6. A Restless Truth, Freya Marske
7. The Book of Gothel, Mary McMyne
8. Royal Holiday, Jasmine Guillory
9. A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting, Sophie Irwin
10. Island of the Mad, Laurie R. King
11. Riviera Gold, Laurie R. King
12. Party of Two, Jasmine Guillory
13. Hither Page, Cat Sebastian
14. Castle Shade, Laurie R. King
15. When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead

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« Reply #142 on: February 25, 2023, 01:25:59 PM »
@Frankies Girl I've been reading the Royal Spyness series after seeing it here. I'm loving how she weaves in real historical events with Georgie's personal adventures.

I think I found them here too! I am very much hoping there will be more.

If you haven't the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear, you might want to check those out as well as they are along the same sort of read/period. A bit heavier but still captivating characters and mystery set in England during war times. Also the Daisy Dalrymple mystery series by Carola Dunn (more similar to Her Royal Spyness in tone).

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« Reply #143 on: February 27, 2023, 07:43:55 AM »
7. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

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« Reply #144 on: February 28, 2023, 11:01:48 AM »
Finished another ten in February, but some of them were short:
11. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
-a retelling of the Iliad that primarily focuses on the relationship between two of the characters.

12. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (audio book)
-eyebrow-raising memoir about growing up in poverty with parents who had severe mental health issues and alcoholism. The audio book is narrated by the author herself.

13. How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
-classic parenting book. I am trying some of the communication strategies with my kids.

14. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
-dystopian-future novel. Some of the science-fictiony elements were interesting but the depictions of sexual violence were a little too much for me. There is a whole debate in the comments section on goodreads about whether the whole thing is misogynist or not. The pacing was a little slow and could have done with better editing.

15. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
-romantic suspense novel set in the tidal marshes of North Carolina in the 1960's. Worth reading for the scenery.

16. Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World that Wasn't Designed for You by Jenara Nerenberg
-geared towards women with sensory issues and adhd. This provided a brief overview of many topics and was mainly useful for giving me a list of other things to read.

17.The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis (audio book)
-you guys have probably all read this already. I liked hearing about the personalities of all the people involved.

18. The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley (seven sisters #5)
-I enjoyed the historical part of this novel but the modern day romance part was a little implausible and rushed. This series is nice because the books can be read in any order and still make sense (I have previously read 1, 2 & 6).

19. Had I known: Collected Essays by Barbara Ehrenreich
-It was cool to read some of her earlier articles from the 80's and 90's. The topics are still really relevant today. I found myself wanting to post links and start forum discussions on some of them, which I couldn't do with a hard copy lol.

20. Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee (audio book)
-This is mainly about aesthetics and some of the psychology behind why people like certain things. There was nothing earth shattering but I did go to the author's blog after I was done listening to it, to get some home decoration ideas.

Reading-related question: I get my audiobooks from either the North Carolina digital library (choice to use Libby or Kindle) or from Hoopla (this is also via library subscription but it has it's own app). I've often been told by an audio book narrator to look at the "attached pdf" for a graph or something. Does anyone know how to access the supplementary materials (pdf's and such) on those platforms, or do library downloads not come with them? 
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Re: 50 Books in 2023!
« Reply #145 on: February 28, 2023, 11:32:41 AM »
50 books 50 categories 1 year library challenge

5. When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare
6. Untangled: guiding teenage girls through the seven transitions into adulthood by Lisa Damour, PhD
7. The Power by Naomi Alderman.
8. How to read literature like a professor by Thomas C. Foster.
     
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« Reply #146 on: February 28, 2023, 11:53:37 AM »

Reading-related question: I get my audiobooks from either the North Carolina digital library (choice to use Libby or Kindle) or from Hoopla (this is also via library subscription but it has it's own app). I've often been told by an audio book narrator to look at the "attached pdf" for a graph or something. Does anyone know how to access the supplementary materials (pdf's and such) on those platforms, or do library downloads not come with them?

On Libby there should be a paper clip icon when you open the audiobook. This contains the attachment https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/0452.html

No clue about hoopla.

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« Reply #147 on: February 28, 2023, 12:40:33 PM »
1.  A Random Walk Down Wall Street (12ed, 2011) by Burton G. Malkiel
2.  Delinquent:  Inside America's Debt Machine (2022) by Elena Botella
3.  IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans:  Strategies for Taking your Money Out (14ed, 2019) by Twila Slesnick & John C. Suttle
4.  Born to Buy (2004) by Juliet B. Schor
5.  Social Security for Dummies (4ed, 2020) by Jonathan Peterson
6.  Medicare for Dummies (4ed, 2021) by Patricia Barry
7.  $2 a Day (2015) by Kathryn J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer
8.  One Up on Wall Street (1989) by Peter Lynch & John Rothchild (AUDIOBOOK)
9.  Castles & Moats:  Insurance, Investment, and Life Planning Simply Explained (2022) by Brian Carden
10. The Next Millionaire Next Door (2019) by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD, and Sarah Stanley Fallaw, PhD
11. This is Your Mind on Plants (2021) by Michael Pollan
12. Special Needs Trusts:  Protect Your Child's Financial Future (9ed, 2021) by Kevin Urbatsch

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« Reply #148 on: February 28, 2023, 03:39:54 PM »
12) The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth
13) Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry

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« Reply #149 on: February 28, 2023, 05:16:25 PM »

Reading-related question: I get my audiobooks from either the North Carolina digital library (choice to use Libby or Kindle) or from Hoopla (this is also via library subscription but it has it's own app). I've often been told by an audio book narrator to look at the "attached pdf" for a graph or something. Does anyone know how to access the supplementary materials (pdf's and such) on those platforms, or do library downloads not come with them?

On Libby there should be a paper clip icon when you open the audiobook. This contains the attachment https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/0452.html

No clue about hoopla.

Thanks! Of course I just returned the last one where this happened so I can't test it out just yet...