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« Reply #350 on: August 26, 2015, 03:08:24 PM »
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Re: 50 books
« Reply #351 on: August 29, 2015, 02:31:08 PM »
I'm still a little behind, but hoping to catch up. This is what I've read so far this year.

1. Death by Food Pyramid - Denise Minger
2. A Table by the Window - Hillary Manton Lodge
3. The Martian - Andy Weir (thanks, everyone, for this recommendation)
4. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Mystery - Alan Bradley (I love this series)
5. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History - Elizabeth Kolbert
6. Eat that Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time - Brian Tracy
7. Walking with the Great Apes: Sy Montgomery

Currently reading The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind America's Favorite Board Game - Mary Pilon

8. The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind America's Favorite Board Game - Mary Pilon
9. Kill Switch - Neil Baer & Jonathan Greene
10. Boy's Life - Robert McCammon
11. Bee Basics: An Introduction to our Native Bees - Beatrice Moisset & Stephen Buchman
12. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
13. Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen

I've stalled out on a few and never finished them... War of the Whales being a big one that I tried really hard to finish...

I'm still behind but....

14. On Immunity: An Inoculation - Eula Biss
15. The Meaning of Human Existence - E.O. Wilson
16. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness - Sy Montgomery
17. The Darkest Evening of the Year - Dean Koontz
18. Horns - Joe Hill
19. Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake

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« Reply #352 on: August 31, 2015, 02:01:19 PM »
23. Slaves of the Mastery - William Nichols of
24. American Gods - Neil Gaiman  (listened to this on audiobook on my comute. Therefore spent like 2 months on it)

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #353 on: August 31, 2015, 03:02:23 PM »
I'm going to give this challenge a shot!  I spend too much time putzing around on the Internet.  Here's what I've read so far this year:

1. Middlemarch - George Eliot (I was halfway through it when 2015 rolled around, but it's so darn long that I'm counting it this year)
2. Gilead - Marilynne Robinson (reread)
3. Home - Marilynne Robinson
4. The Colour of Memory - Geoff Dyer
5. On Writing - Stephen King
6. Practical Demonkeeping - Christopher Moore


Update:

7. The Descendants – Kaui Hart Hemmings
8. The Red House – Mark Haddon
9. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn (vastly exceeded my expectations)
10. My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante
11. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
12. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo
13. Lila – Marilynne Robinson
14. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Update:

15. The Search – Geoff Dyer
16. Little Tales of Misogyny – Patricia Highsmith
17. The Story of a New Name – Elena Ferrante
18. In Defense of Food – Michael Pollan
19. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
20. Committed – Elizabeth Gilbert
21. The Happiness of Pursuit – Chris Guillebeau
22. Heat – Bill Buford
23. Amy and Isabelle – Elizabeth Strout
24. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay – Elena Ferrante
25. The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan
26. All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
27. Ghostwritten – David Mitchell (reread)
28. The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
29. The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro
30. The Martian – Andy Weir

Update:

31. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (possibly a reread, can't remember for sure)
32. Quiet – Susan Cain
33. Going Somewhere – Brian Benson
34. The Flamethrowers – Rachel Kushner
35. Master and Commander – Patrick O’Brian
36. Ruhlman’s Twenty – Michael Ruhlman
37. My Struggle, Book 1 – Karl Ove Knausgaard
38. The Wallcreeper – Nell Zink
39. Yes Please – Amy Poehler
40. Mislaid – Nell Zink


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Re: 50 books
« Reply #354 on: August 31, 2015, 04:18:25 PM »
  • Moab is my Washpot - Stephen Fry
  • Bring on the Apocalypse - George Monbiot
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin - Lionel Shriver
  • My Berlin Kitchen - Luisa Weiss - was only a few chapters from the end and I lost it (left it on the train last weekend I think). Sooo frustrating - especially 'cos there were recipes at the end of each chapter and I really wanted to try some of them
  • The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco - still in progress, this is on my kindle so it's now my book for when I'm out and about, since I cycle almost every day now, I have way less out and about time for reading
  • 'Tis - Frank McCourt
  • The Weathermonger - Peter Dickinson
  • Real Food has Curves - Mark Scarborough and Bruce Weinstein
  • Teacher Man - Frank McCourt
  • Opening Acts - Suki Cunningham
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up - Marie Kondo
  • Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain - finished - have marked multiple pages and will definitely be going back to read through this again more than once
  • Game for anything - Lyn Wood
  • Friday's Child - Georgette Heyer - I re-read several Georgette Heyer books every year when I just want something I don't have to think about, will make me smile and always has a happy ending. That's what I'm in the mood for at the moment, feel like my brain can't take in anything more new.
  • Sprig Muslin - Georgette Heyer
  • The Black Moth - Georgette Heyer
  • Sylvester - Georgette Heyer
  • These Old Shades - Georgette Heyer - think I'll re-read one more Heyer and then get back to some of my not-yet-read books. Okay, maybe two.
  • Venetia - Georgette Heyer
  • The Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer
  • The Diamond Throne - David Eddings - more re-reading, the two Sparhawk trilogies
  • The Ruby Knight - David Eddings
  • The Saphhire Rose - David Eddings
  • Domes of Fire - David Eddings
  • The Shining Ones - David Eddings
  • The Hidden City - David Eddings
  • Olivia Joules and the overactive imagination - Helen Fielding
  • Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
  • Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
  • Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson
  • Becoming your real self - Eddie Murphy (an Irish psychologist, not the actor, in case anyone was wondering :) ) - in progress
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Frugal Stuff that Works: Real Life advice from the ladies of our forum - Elaine Colliar
  • A Civil Contract - Georgette Heyer
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #355 on: August 31, 2015, 11:17:46 PM »
44. Remember Me? By Sophie Kinssella

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #356 on: September 01, 2015, 08:41:15 PM »
40. Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010 by Charles Murray
41. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
42. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
43. A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
44. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
45. The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
46. Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker
47. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

eta: re: long books, I post books when they're finished, but since I have multiple books going at once, sometimes that means the bulk of a book was read in a different month. Or even a different year.
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Re: 50 books
« Reply #357 on: September 04, 2015, 07:47:13 PM »
In case anyone needs more reading suggestions, a friend of mine found this: (sorry don't know how to embed the image)
http://static02.mediaite.com/themarysue/uploads//2011/09/Optimized-SFSignalNPR100Flowchart-1-1.jpg
Since following my natural preferences led me to my favourite book on the first attempt, I'm convinced of it's awesomeness.

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #358 on: September 04, 2015, 07:55:00 PM »
1. Your Money of Your Life
2. The Millionaire Next Door
3-8. Codex Alara
9. The Magicians
10. The Way of Kings
11. What to Eat
12. The Eye of the World
13. The Great Hunt
14. Words of Radiance
15. Mistborn: The Final Empire
16. The Dark Rising
17. Mistborn: The Well of Ascension
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To be read:
18-27. (the rest of) The Wheel of Time
28-29. Mistborn trilogy (including alloy of law)

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #359 on: September 04, 2015, 08:28:51 PM »
Pooper isn't even trying to win, he's reading a bunch of 600 page books.

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #360 on: September 05, 2015, 03:59:40 AM »
Pooper isn't even trying to win, he's reading a bunch of 600 page books.

600 pages? More like 1000... Like 25,000 pages in the combined wheel of time, mistborn, and stormlight archive. So screwed haha. The only reason game of thrones is not on that list is that I've already read it. Still, I can read 1k pages a week so I can still "win" :P.

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« Reply #361 on: September 05, 2015, 09:49:23 AM »
Pooper isn't even trying to win, he's reading a bunch of 600 page books.

600 pages? More like 1000... Like 25,000 pages in the combined wheel of time, mistborn, and stormlight archive. So screwed haha. The only reason game of thrones is not on that list is that I've already read it. Still, I can read 1k pages a week so I can still "win" :P.

A gauntlet for next year perhaps? I'm not there yet! Some are over 600 , some are less.

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #362 on: September 08, 2015, 06:31:47 AM »
34. Foundation and Empire, Isaac Asimov

In case anyone needs more reading suggestions, a friend of mine found this: (sorry don't know how to embed the image)
http://static02.mediaite.com/themarysue/uploads//2011/09/Optimized-SFSignalNPR100Flowchart-1-1.jpg
Since following my natural preferences led me to my favourite book on the first attempt, I'm convinced of it's awesomeness.

This is great! Too many tough choices, though -- maybe I'll just read them all :)

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #363 on: September 08, 2015, 06:44:14 AM »
In case anyone needs more reading suggestions, a friend of mine found this: (sorry don't know how to embed the image)
http://static02.mediaite.com/themarysue/uploads//2011/09/Optimized-SFSignalNPR100Flowchart-1-1.jpg
Since following my natural preferences led me to my favourite book on the first attempt, I'm convinced of it's awesomeness.

That was brilliant. Thank you.

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« Reply #364 on: September 08, 2015, 06:47:10 AM »
In case anyone needs more reading suggestions, a friend of mine found this: (sorry don't know how to embed the image)
http://static02.mediaite.com/themarysue/uploads//2011/09/Optimized-SFSignalNPR100Flowchart-1-1.jpg
Since following my natural preferences led me to my favourite book on the first attempt, I'm convinced of it's awesomeness.

Also: what's your favourite book, then?

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« Reply #365 on: September 08, 2015, 09:55:46 AM »
  • Moab is my Washpot - Stephen Fry
  • Bring on the Apocalypse - George Monbiot
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin - Lionel Shriver
  • My Berlin Kitchen - Luisa Weiss - was only a few chapters from the end and I lost it (left it on the train last weekend I think). Sooo frustrating - especially 'cos there were recipes at the end of each chapter and I really wanted to try some of them
  • The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco - still in progress, this is on my kindle so it's now my book for when I'm out and about, since I cycle almost every day now, I have way less out and about time for reading
  • 'Tis - Frank McCourt
  • The Weathermonger - Peter Dickinson
  • Real Food has Curves - Mark Scarborough and Bruce Weinstein
  • Teacher Man - Frank McCourt
  • Opening Acts - Suki Cunningham
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up - Marie Kondo
  • Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain - finished - have marked multiple pages and will definitely be going back to read through this again more than once
  • Game for anything - Lyn Wood
  • Friday's Child - Georgette Heyer - I re-read several Georgette Heyer books every year when I just want something I don't have to think about, will make me smile and always has a happy ending. That's what I'm in the mood for at the moment, feel like my brain can't take in anything more new.
  • Sprig Muslin - Georgette Heyer
  • The Black Moth - Georgette Heyer
  • Sylvester - Georgette Heyer
  • These Old Shades - Georgette Heyer - think I'll re-read one more Heyer and then get back to some of my not-yet-read books. Okay, maybe two.
  • Venetia - Georgette Heyer
  • The Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer
  • The Diamond Throne - David Eddings - more re-reading, the two Sparhawk trilogies
  • The Ruby Knight - David Eddings
  • The Saphhire Rose - David Eddings
  • Domes of Fire - David Eddings
  • The Shining Ones - David Eddings
  • The Hidden City - David Eddings
  • Olivia Joules and the overactive imagination - Helen Fielding
  • Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
  • Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
  • Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson
  • Becoming your real self - Eddie Murphy (an Irish psychologist, not the actor, in case anyone was wondering :) ) - in progress
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Frugal Stuff that Works: Real Life advice from the ladies of our forum - Elaine Colliar
  • A Civil Contract - Georgette Heyer
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
  • Nice Work - David Lodge
  • Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #366 on: September 09, 2015, 06:16:06 AM »

36. The White Tree, Cycle of Arawn, by Roberson
37. The Great Rift, Cycle of Arawn, by Roberson
38. The Black Star, Cycle of Arawn, by Roberson

Looks like there is another trilogy in this series I'll try and read as well. SO many books. Making it easy to plow through the 50 this year. (so far)

39. One Second After, William Forstchen (great book! sequel comes out on the... 15th?)
40. Seveneves, Neil Stephenson, this book was AWESOME I thought.

[slight? spoiler alert? don't feel like going back and reading the synopsis but I can't imagine this is really a spoiler]



Seveneves is essentially 70% the moon is struck by something, shatters, and the population of Earth has essentially two years to figure out a plan. The last 30% takes place 5000 years in the future as we're finally going back and terraforming.

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« Reply #367 on: September 09, 2015, 07:02:44 AM »
45. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell

Ha-ha. I hav to say I got stuck on trashy Hollywood type about a year ago . before that, I read good quality books I swear! At least I'm reading though is how I figure & research of "the other side" . ;)

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« Reply #368 on: September 09, 2015, 08:28:27 AM »
45. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell

Ha-ha. I hav to say I got stuck on trashy Hollywood type about a year ago . before that, I read good quality books I swear! At least I'm reading though is how I figure & research of "the other side" . ;)
Have you done the Jilly Cooper books yet? After reading about the controversy about the sexed-down covers of new editions of her books, I'm very tempted to revisit some of them. It has been years, so I'm pretty sure I won't remember most of them. :)

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« Reply #369 on: September 09, 2015, 09:17:53 AM »
45. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell

Ha-ha. I hav to say I got stuck on trashy Hollywood type about a year ago . before that, I read good quality books I swear! At least I'm reading though is how I figure & research of "the other side" . ;)
Have you done the Jilly Cooper books yet? After reading about the controversy about the sexed-down covers of new editions of her books, I'm very tempted to revisit some of them. It has been years, so I'm pretty sure I won't remember most of them. :)

Interesting thanks :)
BTW I began with Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls and i loved her writing Style so I read all of hers and thus it began. She had an untimely death and only wrote 7 (?) So I asked some ppl who else I might enjoy. Jackie Collins was suggested and that's how the story goes.. :)

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« Reply #370 on: September 11, 2015, 05:47:19 AM »

  • Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
  • Slaughterhouse five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Q&A - Vikas Swarup
  • Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook - Terry Pratchett
  • Unseen academicals - Terry Pratchett
  • Jingo - TP
  • Raising Steam - TP
  • Empire of the moghul - Alex Rutherford
  • A man is not a financial plan - Joyce.. something?. Not bad, a bit condescending - aimed at Australian / NZ women who might think the word budget is a bit scary and want to achieve financial independence.
  • The thousand dollar tan line - Rob Thomas
  • Northanger Abbey - Val McDermid - a Jane Austen project book which I enjoyed enough to go looking for all the others, and re-read JA's version as well.
  • Mr midshipman Hornblower
  • Lieutenant Hornblower
  • Hornblower and the hotspur- all C S Forester
  • Scarecrow - Matthew Riley
  • The well of lost plots - Jasper fforde
  • First among sequels - Jasper Fforde
  • one of our Thursdays is missing  - JF
  • The woman who died a lot - J F
  • HB & the Atropos
  • The Happy Return
  • A Ship of the Line
  • Flying Colours
  • The Commodore]
  • Lord HB
  • HB in the West Indes - all CS Forester
  • Dealing with difficult people - Brinkman and Kirschner
  • Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
  • The misogyny factor - Anne Summers
  • The wife Drought - Annabel Crabbe -both excellent books, the misogyny factor was a bit more anger inducing, whereas I feel comfortable asking my OH to read the wife drought, as it's definitely about equality rather than feminism
  • Blink - Malcolm Gladwell - I have three more of his to follow, judging by how good the first was I'm looking forward to them
  • David and Goliath - Gladwell
  • How to fail at almost everything and still win big - Scott Adams
  • The nerdist way - Chris hardwick
  • Tipping point
  • Outliers - both M Gladwell. Enjoyed these less than the previous, Blink was my favourite I think, but I need to re-read them a bit further apart I think.
  • Urn Burial - forgotten the author, but a new series for me - the basis for the Phryne Fisher tv series which I love.
  • the Long Earth - Terry Pratchett and Stephen ??? darn, forgot his name. LOVED this, and can't wait to get back to the library to get the next one out.
  • The long War - TP and Stephen Baxter
  • The Long Mars - TP and Stephen Baxter
  • Murder in Mississippi - John Safran
  • finance book - Paul Clitheroe

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« Reply #371 on: September 13, 2015, 08:30:41 AM »
25: Firesong - William Nicholson
26: I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education  and was shot by the Taliban  - Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

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« Reply #372 on: September 13, 2015, 12:38:49 PM »
Fun topic!

So far this year I have a combination of:

49 children's books and graphic novels (for work and family)

35 graphic novels or graphic novel series (I don't always keep track of every single volume in a series)

38 adult or young adult books, with five more in progress


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« Reply #373 on: September 13, 2015, 08:18:07 PM »
35. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo
36. The Plains of Passage - Jean M. Auel (almost 900 pages! Yikes!)


Feeling like I've slowed down recently.... May have to read some classic YA Fiction (my favourite genre!) to catch up ;) I would really like to read Treasure Island and The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

Will also have to read/re-read Romeo and Juliet, In the Heat of the Night, Othello, and possibly some others for work.

Yes! There are many excellent ya books. What type do u like? Also, any suggestions?

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« Reply #374 on: September 13, 2015, 08:20:30 PM »
35. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo
36. The Plains of Passage - Jean M. Auel (almost 900 pages! Yikes!)


Feeling like I've slowed down recently.... May have to read some classic YA Fiction (my favourite genre!) to catch up ;) I would really like to read Treasure Island and The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

Will also have to read/re-read Romeo and Juliet, In the Heat of the Night, Othello, and possibly some others for work.

Yes! There are many excellent ya books. What type do u like? Also, any suggestions?

Danny the champion of the world by roald Dahl is great.
Also some by fransesca lia block.
If you'd like any other ideas let me know:)

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« Reply #375 on: September 13, 2015, 08:46:47 PM »
35. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo
36. The Plains of Passage - Jean M. Auel (almost 900 pages! Yikes!)


Feeling like I've slowed down recently.... May have to read some classic YA Fiction (my favourite genre!) to catch up ;) I would really like to read Treasure Island and The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

Will also have to read/re-read Romeo and Juliet, In the Heat of the Night, Othello, and possibly some others for work.

Yes! There are many excellent ya books. What type do u like? Also, any suggestions?

Danny the champion of the world by roald Dahl is great.
Also some by fransesca lia block.
If you'd like any other ideas let me know:)

 
I love Danny, the Campion of the World! Haven't heard of the other, but I will check it out!

I'm a sucker for any strong-willed female YA protagonist. Also, books with a strong emphasis on nature/animals and historical fiction/fantasy

Favourites include:
His Dark Materials Trilogy - Pullman
Anne of Green Gables - Montgomery
Island of the Blue Dolphins - O'Dell
Julie of the Wolves -Craighead George
LOTR / Hobbit, etc.... -Tolkien
The Secret Garden - Burnett
Chronicles of Narnia -Lewis
My Side of the Mountain -Craighead George
To Kill a Mockingbird - Lee
Where the Red Fern Grows - Rawls
Heidi - Spyri
Sally Lockhart Series - Pullman
Never Let Me Go- Ishiguro
Watership Down - Adams

Etc...

What are your favourite YA subgenres?

Island of the blue dolphins is excellent! I should reread actually:)
The secret garden as well Have u read A Little Princess?
Tuck Everlasting is good as well.
The fairy rebel
Huckleberry Finn
Tiger's Eye by Judy Blume
I like some of the ya sci-fi/fantasy type, sometimes ya thrillers.
There are others that are evading me at the moment.

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« Reply #376 on: September 14, 2015, 03:01:23 AM »
Kelly Armstrong has a YA trilogy as well. Set in the same version of reality as the Women of the Otherworld series, so this world but with warewolves and witches.

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« Reply #377 on: September 21, 2015, 10:09:29 AM »



1. Warrior Philosophy in Game of Thrones
2. Invest Like a Pro
3. A Beginners Guide to Investing
4. The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles
5. Securities Analysis (still at about 50%)
6. Classical Mythology by the Great Courses (audio)
7. A Game of Thrones (audio)
8. A Clash of Kings (audio)
9. Self Reliance (audio)
10. Seize the Night (audio)
11. Mindfullness is Better than Chocolate (audio)
12. What Ever You Do Don't Run (audio)
13. You Can, You Will (audio)
14. Get Rich Carefully
15. The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run <---- pure fucking awesomeness
16.If this isn't nice, what is? Kurt Vonnegut
17.Self Reliance-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
18.A Random Walk Down Wallstreet
19.America 2020: survival blueprint
20.The Book of Five Rings
21.One Up on Wallstreet-- Peter Mudafukin Lynch
22.Total Money Makeover-- Dave Ramsey (I think Im done with financial books this year)
23. The Martian-- Andy Weir
24. Super Freakonomics-- Steven D. Levitt (audio)
25. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life 
26. The Warren Buffett Portfolio by Hagstrom
27. The Intelligent Investor
28. If You Can

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #378 on: September 21, 2015, 11:27:15 AM »
1. Your Money of Your Life
2. The Millionaire Next Door
3-8. Codex Alara
9. The Magicians
10. The Way of Kings
11. What to Eat
12. The Eye of the World
13. The Great Hunt
14. Words of Radiance
15. Mistborn: The Final Empire
16. The Dark Rising
17. Mistborn: The Well of Ascension
18. Mistborn: The Hero of Ages
19. The Fires of Heaven
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To be read:
20-28. (the rest of) The Wheel of Time
29. Alloy of Law

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #379 on: September 21, 2015, 11:34:03 AM »
Books read in 2015:
1. Think Like a Freak - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen K. Dubner
2. Why Bother With Bonds: A Guide to Build All-Weather Portfolio - Rick Van Ness
3. The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
4. Consider the Lobster and Other Essays - David Foster Wallace
5. The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less - Barry Schwartz
6. A Dance with Dragons - George R. R. Martin (reread)
7. Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World - Jane McGonigal
8. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
9. The World of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
10. Divergent - Veronica Roth
11. Insurgent - Veronica Roth
12. Allegiant - Veronica Roth
13. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - Malcolm Gladwell
14. In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan
15. The Martian - Andy Weir
16. Building Wealth One House at a Time - John W. Schaub
17. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins

18. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo
19 . The Authenticity Hoax - Andrew Potter
20. Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari
21. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)

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« Reply #380 on: September 21, 2015, 01:00:12 PM »
46. Can You Keep a Secret? By Sophie Kinsella
I hav to say I think her writing style is just terrible- I mean, really the worst. But makes for possibly the lightest reading to pass the days when unwell, which has been most of the year. Sooo.. No brain workout for me for a bit ;)

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« Reply #381 on: September 21, 2015, 10:17:14 PM »
Have hardly read at all for the last few weeks!

18. Queen of the Trailer Park by Alice Quinn
19. The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
20. Broken World by Kate L. Mary
21. Shattered World by Kate L. Mary
22. Mad World by Kate L. Mary
23. The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory
24. The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
25. J.M.W. Turner: Ackroyd’s Brief Lives
26. The Informationist by Taylor Stevens
27. Follow the Crow by B. B. Griffith
28. The Innocent by Taylor Stevens
29. Blue Monday: A Frieda Klein Mystery by Nicci French
29. The Doll by Taylor Stevens
30. The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
31. The Wrong Man: A Novel of Suspense by Kate White
32. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Mari Kondo


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« Reply #382 on: September 22, 2015, 02:15:49 PM »

39. One Second After, William Forstchen (great book! sequel comes out on the... 15th?)
40. Seveneves, Neil Stephenson, this book was AWESOME I thought.


41. One Year After, Forstchen
42. The Rampant Storm, (book two of Starhold Series,) J. Alan Field
43. The Red Sea, Cycle of Galand Book 1 (follow on to Cycle of Arawn books), Edward W. Robertson

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« Reply #383 on: September 26, 2015, 08:59:53 AM »
46. Can You Keep a Secret? By Sophie Kinsella
I hav to say I think her writing style is just terrible- I mean, really the worst. But makes for possibly the lightest reading to pass the days when unwell, which has been most of the year. Sooo.. No brain workout for me for a bit ;)

47. I've got your number by Sophie Kinsella
Hahaha. This one was audio book. And I must say its a fabulous way to get a story. Mom gav me the idea, hadn't done since I was a kid...- while I drive, or sew, or rest :). And actually I feel now I've been a bit harsh of my criticism- enjoying Ms. Kinsella on tape.

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« Reply #384 on: September 26, 2015, 12:23:08 PM »
51. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (31 May)
52. What To Expect When No One’s Expecting by Last (1 June)
53. Sit Like A Buddha by Rinzler (4 June)
54. The Post American World by Zakaria (7 June)
55. Ready Player One by Cline (13 June)
56. Bobos In Paradise by Brooks (14 June)
57. The Antidote by Burkeman (17 June)
58. Sons Of Wichita by Schulman (19 June)
59. American Gods by Gaiman (26 June)
60. Coming Apart by Murray (8 July)
61. Contagion by Cook (13 July)
62. Unbroken by Hildenbrand (18 July)
63. Einstein by Isaacson (20 July)
64. Money Secrets of the Amish by Craker (21 July)
65. Liberty Defined by Ron Paul (27 July)
66. Practical Nomad by Hasbrouck (28 July)
67. Nightfall by Asimov (1 Aug)
68. The Windup Girl by Bacigalupi (4 Aug)
69. The Basic Political Writings by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (5 Aug)
70. The Education of a Coach by Halberstam (7 Aug)
71. The Book On Flipping Houses by J Scott (8 Aug)
72. Civilization: The West and the Rest by Ferguson (9 Aug)
73. 1066 by Paxton ( (12 Aug)
74. The Fourth Turning by Strauss & Howe (15 Aug)
75. The Twilight Warriors by Gandt (15 Aug)
76. Practical Permaculture by Bloom & Boehnlein (17 Aug)
77. The Great Degeneration by Ferguson (18 Aug)
78. The Woman Who Can’t Forget by Price & Davis (20 Aug)
79. Zoom by Carson & Vaitheeswaran (21 Aug)
80. Down And Out In Paris And London by Orwell (22 Aug)
81. The Big Three In Economics by Skousen (27 Aug)
82. The Gods Themselves by Asimov (29 Aug)
83. Sleeping With The Devil by Baer (30 Aug)
84. See No Evil by Baer (3 Sep)
85. Five Acres And Independence by Kains (6 Sep)
86. Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal by Salatin (8 Sep)
87. The Heart And The Fist by Geittner (10 Sep)
88. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Weatherford (12 Sep)
89. Divergent by Roth (14 Sep)
90. Salad Bar Beef by Salatin (17 Sep)
91. American Colossus by Brands (19 Sep)
92. Insurgent by Roth (21 Sep)
93. Zodiac by Graysmith (24 Sep)
94. Allegiant by Roth (25 Sep)

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #385 on: September 29, 2015, 06:43:08 AM »
1. Your Money of Your Life
2. The Millionaire Next Door
3-8. Codex Alera
9. The Magicians
10. The Way of Kings
11. What to Eat
12. The Eye of the World
13. The Great Hunt
14. Words of Radiance
15. Mistborn: The Final Empire
16. The Dark Rising
17. Mistborn: The Well of Ascension
18. Mistborn: The Hero of Ages
19. The Fires of Heaven
20. The Alloy of Law
21. Lord of Chaos
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22-28. (the rest of) The Wheel of Time

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #386 on: September 30, 2015, 05:06:05 PM »
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Feeling like I've slowed down recently.... May have to read some classic YA Fiction (my favourite genre!) to catch up ;)
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Yes! There are many excellent ya books. What type do u like? Also, any suggestions?
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I'm a sucker for any strong-willed female YA protagonist. Also, books with a strong emphasis on nature/animals and historical fiction/fantasy

What are your favourite YA subgenres?
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I like some of the ya sci-fi/fantasy type, sometimes ya thrillers.


YA suggestion that non Australian readers probably haven't encountered - Tomorrow when the war began series by John Marsden. My sister (a non reader) and I both LOVED these as YAs. Strong female lead, great writing. Australia under invasion, teenagers fighting back.


My list as it stands
  • Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
  • Slaughterhouse five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Q&A - Vikas Swarup
  • Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook - Terry Pratchett
  • Unseen academicals - Terry Pratchett
  • Jingo - TP
  • Raising Steam - TP
  • Empire of the moghul - Alex Rutherford
  • A man is not a financial plan - Joyce.. something?. Not bad, a bit condescending - aimed at Australian / NZ women who might think the word budget is a bit scary and want to achieve financial independence.
  • The thousand dollar tan line - Rob Thomas
  • Northanger Abbey - Val McDermid - a Jane Austen project book which I enjoyed enough to go looking for all the others, and re-read JA's version as well.
  • Mr midshipman Hornblower
  • Lieutenant Hornblower
  • Hornblower and the hotspur- all C S Forester
  • Scarecrow - Matthew Riley
  • The well of lost plots - Jasper fforde
  • First among sequels - Jasper Fforde
  • one of our Thursdays is missing  - JF
  • The woman who died a lot - J F
  • HB & the Atropos
  • The Happy Return
  • A Ship of the Line
  • Flying Colours
  • The Commodore]
  • Lord HB
  • HB in the West Indes - all CS Forester
  • Dealing with difficult people - Brinkman and Kirschner
  • Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
  • The misogyny factor - Anne Summers
  • The wife Drought - Annabel Crabbe -both excellent books, the misogyny factor was a bit more anger inducing, whereas I feel comfortable asking my OH to read the wife drought, as it's definitely about equality rather than feminism
  • Blink - Malcolm Gladwell - I have three more of his to follow, judging by how good the first was I'm looking forward to them
  • David and Goliath - Gladwell
  • How to fail at almost everything and still win big - Scott Adams
  • The nerdist way - Chris hardwick
  • Tipping point
  • Outliers - both M Gladwell. Enjoyed these less than the previous, Blink was my favourite I think, but I need to re-read them a bit further apart I think.
  • Urn Burial - forgotten the author, but a new series for me - the basis for the Phryne Fisher tv series which I love.
  • the Long Earth - Terry Pratchett and Stephen ??? darn, forgot his name. LOVED this, and can't wait to get back to the library to get the next one out.
  • The long War - TP and Stephen Baxter
  • The Long Mars - TP and Stephen Baxter
  • Murder in Mississippi - John Safran
  • finance book - Paul Clitheroe
  • What do we tell the children - some PhD, a guide to helping children deal with death. Turns out we did things pretty much they way he recommends, so that's good.

Hmm,  only one extra book since last update, I think I've hit a reading wall.


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Re: 50 books
« Reply #387 on: September 30, 2015, 10:29:10 PM »
...
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Feeling like I've slowed down recently.... May have to read some classic YA Fiction (my favourite genre!) to catch up ;)
...
Yes! There are many excellent ya books. What type do u like? Also, any suggestions?
...
...
I'm a sucker for any strong-willed female YA protagonist. Also, books with a strong emphasis on nature/animals and historical fiction/fantasy

What are your favourite YA subgenres?
...
I like some of the ya sci-fi/fantasy type, sometimes ya thrillers.


YA suggestion that non Australian readers probably haven't encountered - Tomorrow when the war began series by John Marsden. My sister (a non reader) and I both LOVED these as YAs. Strong female lead, great writing. Australia under invasion, teenagers fighting back.


My list as it stands
  • Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
  • Slaughterhouse five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Q&A - Vikas Swarup
  • Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook - Terry Pratchett
  • Unseen academicals - Terry Pratchett
  • Jingo - TP
  • Raising Steam - TP
  • Empire of the moghul - Alex Rutherford
  • A man is not a financial plan - Joyce.. something?. Not bad, a bit condescending - aimed at Australian / NZ women who might think the word budget is a bit scary and want to achieve financial independence.
  • The thousand dollar tan line - Rob Thomas
  • Northanger Abbey - Val McDermid - a Jane Austen project book which I enjoyed enough to go looking for all the others, and re-read JA's version as well.
  • Mr midshipman Hornblower
  • Lieutenant Hornblower
  • Hornblower and the hotspur- all C S Forester
  • Scarecrow - Matthew Riley
  • The well of lost plots - Jasper fforde
  • First among sequels - Jasper Fforde
  • one of our Thursdays is missing  - JF
  • The woman who died a lot - J F
  • HB & the Atropos
  • The Happy Return
  • A Ship of the Line
  • Flying Colours
  • The Commodore]
  • Lord HB
  • HB in the West Indes - all CS Forester
  • Dealing with difficult people - Brinkman and Kirschner
  • Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
  • The misogyny factor - Anne Summers
  • The wife Drought - Annabel Crabbe -both excellent books, the misogyny factor was a bit more anger inducing, whereas I feel comfortable asking my OH to read the wife drought, as it's definitely about equality rather than feminism
  • Blink - Malcolm Gladwell - I have three more of his to follow, judging by how good the first was I'm looking forward to them
  • David and Goliath - Gladwell
  • How to fail at almost everything and still win big - Scott Adams
  • The nerdist way - Chris hardwick
  • Tipping point
  • Outliers - both M Gladwell. Enjoyed these less than the previous, Blink was my favourite I think, but I need to re-read them a bit further apart I think.
  • Urn Burial - forgotten the author, but a new series for me - the basis for the Phryne Fisher tv series which I love.
  • the Long Earth - Terry Pratchett and Stephen ??? darn, forgot his name. LOVED this, and can't wait to get back to the library to get the next one out.
  • The long War - TP and Stephen Baxter
  • The Long Mars - TP and Stephen Baxter
  • Murder in Mississippi - John Safran
  • finance book - Paul Clitheroe
  • What do we tell the children - some PhD, a guide to helping children deal with death. Turns out we did things pretty much they way he recommends, so that's good.

Hmm,  only one extra book since last update, I think I've hit a reading wall.

Love Slauterhouse Five & The Tipping Point.
Like to read more of Malcolm Gladwell at some point.

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« Reply #388 on: September 30, 2015, 11:30:04 PM »
Im in the middle of # 70 and its Oct 1. I am hoping to break 100 books this year :)

Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life
Man at the Helm
The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)
All My Puny Sorrows
The Tricky Art of Co-Existing: How to Behave Decently No Matter What Life Throws Your Way
Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School
Euphoria
UNBORED Games: The Essential Guide
Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories
All I Love and Know
The Book Thief
The Girls from Corona del Mar: A novel
My Notorious Life
Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table
Everyday Happy Herbivore: Over 175 Quick-and-Easy Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
The Invention of Wings
Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings: Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Your Healthiest Celebrations and Special Occasions
Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)
Dinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal
Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback
The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
The View from Saturday
Honor's Knight (Paradox, #2)
Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture
Heaven's Queen (Paradox, #3)
Fingersmith
A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, #7; Terry McCaleb, #2)
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
The Narrows (Harry Bosch, #10)
Lost Light (Harry Bosch, #9)
Angels Flight (Harry Bosch, #6)
Trunk Music (Harry Bosch, #5)
The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch, #4)
The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch, #3)
The Black Ice (Harry Bosch, #2)
The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1)
The Fifth Witness (Mickey Haller, #4)
The Reversal (Harry Bosch, #16; Mickey Haller, #3)
The Brass Verdict (Harry Bosch, #14; Mickey Haller, #2)
How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food
The Scarecrow (Jack McEvoy, #2)
The Poet (Jack McEvoy, #1)
The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller, #5)
The Closers (Harry Bosch, #11)
The Harry Bosch Novels, Volume 2: The Last Coyote / Trunk Music / Angels Flight (Harry Bosch, #4-6)
The Overlook (Harry Bosch, #13)
Present Darkness (Detective Emmanuel Cooper, #4)
A Cold Day In Paradise (Alex McKnight, #1)
The Burning Room (Harry Bosch, #19)
Echo Park (Harry Bosch, #12)
Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch, #15)
The Drop (Harry Bosch, #17)
The Black Box (Harry Bosch, #18)
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafι (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15)
Autumn Killing: A Thriller
The One and Only Ivan
All Day and a Night (Ellie Hatcher, #5)
The Charming Quirks of Others (Isabel Dalhousie, #7)
The Bone Orchard (Mike Bowditch, #5)
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Fortune's Pawn (Paradox, #1)
Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi
De Niro: A Biography
Death Come Quickly (China Bayles, #22)
Sharp Objects

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #389 on: October 01, 2015, 08:50:39 AM »
I got nothing.

Unusually for me, this month I started and stopped several books when I found I just wasn't getting anything from them. Usually I persevere. Now I'm into a few that I'll finish this month.

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« Reply #390 on: October 01, 2015, 10:04:30 AM »
48. Can You Keep a Secret? By Sophie Kinsella

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #391 on: October 03, 2015, 03:38:18 PM »
25: Firesong - William Nicholson
26: I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban - Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb
27: Allegiant - Veronica Roth
28: City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

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« Reply #392 on: October 03, 2015, 04:49:54 PM »
49. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

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« Reply #393 on: October 06, 2015, 06:30:41 PM »
40. The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells


YA suggestion that non Australian readers probably haven't encountered - Tomorrow when the war began series by John Marsden. My sister (a non reader) and I both LOVED these as YAs. Strong female lead, great writing. Australia under invasion, teenagers fighting back.

Actually, I have heard of that (I've seen the movie), but had forgotten about it. It's definitely my type of story... Thanks for the reminder!

You're welcome. Funny, I have an HG Wells on my bedside table at the moment, reading other things first though. I haven't seen the TWTWB movie yet, I'm worried it can't live up to expectations fro the book.

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« Reply #394 on: October 07, 2015, 09:28:47 AM »

41. One Year After, Forstchen
42. The Rampant Storm, (book two of Starhold Series,) J. Alan Field
43. The Red Sea, Cycle of Galand Book 1 (follow on to Cycle of Arawn books), Edward W. Robertson

44. Day by Day Armageddon, J.L. Bourne (I actually own the actual book... but its 2500 miles away at my folks house... rebought on kindle)
45. Command Authority (Clancy)
46. Constitution: Book 1 of the Legacy Fleet Trilogy, Nick Webb
47. Beyond Exile: Day by Day Armageddon, J.L. Bourne
48. Day by Day Armageddon: Shattered Hourglass, J.L. Bourne (almost completed)

Looks like I'll crush the 50 books before 10 months is out. Feels good, man.

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« Reply #395 on: October 07, 2015, 11:36:34 AM »
50. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

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« Reply #396 on: October 08, 2015, 07:42:55 AM »
  • Moab is my Washpot - Stephen Fry
  • Bring on the Apocalypse - George Monbiot
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin - Lionel Shriver
  • My Berlin Kitchen - Luisa Weiss - was only a few chapters from the end and I lost it (left it on the train last weekend I think). Sooo frustrating - especially 'cos there were recipes at the end of each chapter and I really wanted to try some of them
  • The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco - still in progress, this is on my kindle so it's now my book for when I'm out and about, since I cycle almost every day now, I have way less out and about time for reading
  • 'Tis - Frank McCourt
  • The Weathermonger - Peter Dickinson
  • Real Food has Curves - Mark Scarborough and Bruce Weinstein
  • Teacher Man - Frank McCourt
  • Opening Acts - Suki Cunningham
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up - Marie Kondo
  • Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain - finished - have marked multiple pages and will definitely be going back to read through this again more than once
  • Game for anything - Lyn Wood
  • Friday's Child - Georgette Heyer - I re-read several Georgette Heyer books every year when I just want something I don't have to think about, will make me smile and always has a happy ending. That's what I'm in the mood for at the moment, feel like my brain can't take in anything more new.
  • Sprig Muslin - Georgette Heyer
  • The Black Moth - Georgette Heyer
  • Sylvester - Georgette Heyer
  • These Old Shades - Georgette Heyer - think I'll re-read one more Heyer and then get back to some of my not-yet-read books. Okay, maybe two.
  • Venetia - Georgette Heyer
  • The Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer
  • The Diamond Throne - David Eddings - more re-reading, the two Sparhawk trilogies
  • The Ruby Knight - David Eddings
  • The Saphhire Rose - David Eddings
  • Domes of Fire - David Eddings
  • The Shining Ones - David Eddings
  • The Hidden City - David Eddings
  • Olivia Joules and the overactive imagination - Helen Fielding
  • Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
  • Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
  • Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson
  • Becoming your real self - Eddie Murphy (an Irish psychologist, not the actor, in case anyone was wondering :) ) - in progress
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Frugal Stuff that Works: Real Life advice from the ladies of our forum - Elaine Colliar
  • A Civil Contract - Georgette Heyer
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
  • Nice Work - David Lodge
  • Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
  • Dearly Devoted Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
  • Dexter in the Dark - Jeff Lindsay
  • Dexter by Design - Jeff Lindsay (in progress)

I'm really enjoying the Dexter books - they're very easy reads. Just what I need at the moment. And they're funny in a kind of sardonic, whimsical way that I like.

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« Reply #397 on: October 09, 2015, 03:00:17 PM »
I'm worried it can't live up to expectations fro the book.

This always happens to me. How I imagine it in my head is just so much better, IMO ;)
Me too. I'm refusing to watch Game of Thrones until the books are finished because even though I know it's supposed to be really excellent, I want to finish the books with the pictures in my head of the people and places the way I've been picturing them for years.

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« Reply #398 on: October 09, 2015, 07:32:30 PM »
I'm worried it can't live up to expectations fro the book.

This always happens to me. How I imagine it in my head is just so much better, IMO ;)
Me too. I'm refusing to watch Game of Thrones until the books are finished because even though I know it's supposed to be really excellent, I want to finish the books with the pictures in my head of the people and places the way I've been picturing them for years.

I would say a couple are as good. But NOT a usual occurrence as we all know:
Fear &Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The Secret Garden (maybe)
A Little Princess

A thing that really weird me out though is when a movie is drastically different than the book, or major character or plot differences. I can think of a couple examples, but won't spoil. ;)

Practical Magic BTW is an okay books, the movie is garbage IMO :)

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« Reply #399 on: October 09, 2015, 07:35:48 PM »
I'm worried it can't live up to expectations fro the book.

This always happens to me. How I imagine it in my head is just so much better, IMO ;)
Me too. I'm refusing to watch Game of Thrones until the books are finished because even though I know it's supposed to be really excellent, I want to finish the books with the pictures in my head of the people and places the way I've been picturing them for years.

Just don't. The HBO series is fucking awful compared to the books. Don't watch any of it.