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Sneaky__Sally
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2021 Reading Challenge
May as well get this going for people to start compiling 2021 reading lists. I managed to hit 39 books last year, acheiving my 35 books goal.

I know I can hit 35 again so I think a 40 Book goal in 2021 will be a good challenge.

Already have lots of books I want to check out compiled in the old thread that I will transfer over to start this years list.

The Belgariad - Eddings

Happy New Year!

(1) Heir of Novron by Michael J. Sullivan ~ 900 pages (Finished)
(2) Operation Gladio by Paul Williams ~ 320 pages
(3) The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre ~ 330 pages
(4) Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson ~ 950 pages
(5) House of Chains by Steven Erikson


Audiobooks:
(1) From the Ruins of Empire by Pankaj Mishra (Finished)
(2) A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford (Finished)
(3) Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
(4) A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
(5) Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
(6) SPQR by Mary Beard
(7) Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
(8) The Tangled Tree by David Quammen
(9) Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (Finished)
(10) Empire of the Summer Moon
(11) The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant (Finished)

To Read List:

The Peregrine
Persian Fire by Tom Holland ~ 370 pages
Hyperspace
The Fabric of the Cosmos
Tigana
Ordinary Men
Shadow rising
Towers of Midnight
Memory of Light
Rise of Endymion
A Good Day to Die by Jim Harrison
My Dog Skip
Ready Player One
No Country For Old Men
Rising Tide
Power of the Dog
The Cartel
The Border
The Orphan Masters Son
City of Theives

Water Margin: Heroes of the Marsh
- 14th century Chinese masterpiece, kind of like Robin Hood but with way more wine and murder.

Romance of the 3 Kingdoms
14th-century historical novel attributed to Luo Guanzhong. It is set in the turbulent years towards the end of the Han dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history, starting in 169 AD and ending with the reunification of the land in 280 by Western Jin.

Shogun
- About a European who lands in Japan and gets caught up in this dudes quest to become Shogun. Based on a true story. S
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Lsujacket66
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Finished my goal of 75 yesterday for 2020. Going for 100 new books this year and reread 20.


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bayoubengals88
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Goal: 30 books

There will be a healthy mix between history/politics/foreign affairs, novels, and spiritual/theological.

The list will be challenging, undoubtedly.

My reading year starts on 25 December because I have time off and I get new books.

1. The Evening and the Morning. Ken Follett
2. Prisoners of Geography. Tim Marshall
3. The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy. William F. Burns


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Jcorye1
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Dumb question, but is this reading + audiobooks, or just reading alone?


Sneaky__Sally
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
However you want to categorize it.

My goal is just books but i will still be marking down my audiobooks separately.

If you want to group them together or just do audiobooks i dont think it matters
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Jcorye1
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Okay.

I'm signing up for 24 real books and 20 or so audiobooks


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Maytheporkbewithyou
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Scaling back to 48 this year.

Completed

1) The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson 354p
2) Daylight by David Baldacci 404p
3) Dark City by F Paul Wilson 364p
4) Johnny U: The Life and Times of Johnny Unitas by Tom Callahan 276p...4*
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GreenRockTiger
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
That's great!

My goal will be 25 books.

Happy New Year!


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West Palm Tiger561
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
30 books is my goal. I ordered 8 tonight from Amazon, and have 5 on standby at the house. All history


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r3lay3r
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
I hit 69 books this year and I'm tempted to shoot for 70 next year. Hopefully we'll get past this virus and next year (at least the 2nd half of the year) I'll have less reading time and more travel time. So I'll go with a goal of 60 books.


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The Spleen
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
30 was my goal for 2020 and I finished at 32. I went a little over a month in the summer where I barely read anything, so I left some meat on the bone.

I think for 2021 I'll set the same goal, but read more challenging books. I read a lot of easy books in 2020, mostly because I went down a Perry Mason rabbit hole after watching the HBO series.

Think I'm also going to do the chapter a day project on War & Peace again. This would be my 3rd time doing it.


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Sasquatch Smash
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
As per usual, I really don’t have a set goal in mind. Just read ‘em as I get to them, as I float between hobbies and tv/movies. Last year (15.5 read) was a much better reading year than 2019, a year in which I did not finish a book.

Hopefully I’ll get more done this year than last. My list will be below.

0.5. Mark of the Beast - Scott David Aniolowski (editor), paperback 282 pp. 3.5*
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The Dunder Mifflin
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Haven’t really read books since high school, but will try to do so this year. I’ll start small and try to do a book a month. About to start with The little book of common investing tonight, I would like to learn more about the stock market and investing.

I’ll also listen to a couple of audio books this year.


jamsmiley
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
I’ll try 14


Philzilla2k
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
I’m going to read all of the Star Wars Legends books, however many there are.


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Adajax
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Read 56 books in 2020

2021 Completed 3. Best of the year in bold

1. Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
2. The Law of Innocence - Michael Connelly
3. Washington: A Life - Ron Chernow
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tiger91
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
I need to go back to reading — reserving my posting spot.



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Jay Are
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Trying to hit 60 books this year. I won't be counting graphic novels. Will be counting audio books. Audiobooks might dominate my list this year; much easier to get through with a newborn.

[Title] by [Author], [page count/audio], [rating out of 5]

1. Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha-Lee (Baton Rouge-based sci-fi author), audio, 4/5
2. Alexandria by Paul Kingsnorth, 393 pages, 5/5
3.
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thatguy45
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Not gonna set a big goal this year. Hit my goals last couple years but time to read is dropping off so I am just gonna list some books i want to read and try to get through them by the end of the year. May throw some other stuff in too
Read alot of sci fi last year as planned so gonna try to read a little better mix of stuff

Goal: 15 books


Completed

1. *The Conquering Sword of Conan - Robert E. Howard, 398 pages, 5/5
Last of the Conan books that are made up of the original stories. All the stories in this book are pretty good but the best by far is the last, Red Nails

Books to read

Xenophon's Shorter Writings

Captain John Smith's writings

Dune

Cobra Strike

Alexander the Great Biography

The Nightland

Live and Let Die

To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Oxford's History of Ancient Egypt

On the Beach
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H-Town Tiger
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re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Goal 30 books


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