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thedrumdoctor
LSU Fan
Gonzales,La
Member since Sep 2016
681 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
My goal for 2021 is to read 20 books.
I’d like to have a decent mix of genres as well as some non-fiction, since I mostly read sci-fi.

1. Gnomon- Nick Harkaway- 4*
2. Blood Meridian- Cormac McCarthy- 4.5*
3. Neuromancer- William Gibson-3.5*
4. L'Étranger- Albert Camus- 4*
5. Outer Dark- Cormac McCarthy- 4*
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas- Hunter S Thompson- 4*
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Big Chipper
LSU Fan
Charlotte, NC
Member since Sep 2008
2404 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
My goal in 2020 was 52 and ended up with 88 (thanks Covid!). This year, I'm going with 60.

Already on book number 8.

I'm on Goodreads as Bigchipper (display name Chip) if anyone wants to add as a friend.
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Sneaky__Sally
Alabama Fan
Member since Jul 2015
10645 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Front page bump. I'm off to a strong start - I need to hit about 3.5 books a month and will get there this month.

Also, I drive for work a ton and had done a lot of podcasts and all but I bet I will be able to get through tons of audiobooks - if I can keep a good slate ready to go on Libby.


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Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
22133 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
I'm cutting back on how many podcast I listen to so audio books will increase. No real goal that depends on how much I drive and hike as that's the only time I listen to them.

Will try to read 20 new books. None picked out yet but enjoy Ivan Doig, Jim Harrison.


Woolfman_8
Wake Forest Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2018
1740 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Goal is a book a month so 12

But I already finished Jurassic park and lost world. So I’m a bit ahead.


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Sneaky__Sally
Alabama Fan
Member since Jul 2015
10645 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
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I'm cutting back on how many podcast I listen to so audio books will increase.


Yep, I've been getting a ton more out of non-fiction audiobooks.


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Kvothe
Member since Sep 2016
1638 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
I love that this thread is being made each year since I started it. Way to go baws!

My goal is 25 books for 2021

I had a very low 2020 (under 10). My job actually got busier with shut down.

1) Kings of the Wyld
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FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
Louisiana North
Member since Mar 2006
27016 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
As usual, all books read for my book club will be designated BC. Happy reading, everyone.

1-(BC) The Splendid and the Vile. E. Larson 503pgs
2- The Angry Tide. W. Graham 612pgs
3- When the Game Changed. G. Castle 318pgs
4- Holy Ghost. J Sanford 373pgs
5- River of Night. Ringo/Massa 362 pgs
6- (BC) The Nightengale. K. Hannah 564pgs
7- The Valley of Shadows. Ringo/Massa 287pgs
8- Death of Kings. B. Cornwell 320pgs.
9- The Catcher Was a Spy. Dawidoff 352pgs
10-(BC) The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Morris 254pgs
11- The Voter File. Pepper 420pgs
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thedrumdoctor
LSU Fan
Gonzales,La
Member since Sep 2016
681 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
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To Read List:

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No Country For Old Men


Have you read any others by McCarthy? I've read NCFOM as well as The Road, and I'll be starting Blood Meridian after I finish my current read.


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OweO
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, La
Member since Sep 2009
93984 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
My goal is 22 books. 2 more than 2020.

I just finished my 2nd book.

The first book I started before Jan 1, but here are the two books:

- Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.
- Funeral for a Friend by Brian Freeman.
- Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran.

I enjoyed both books, but Funeral for a Friend was really good.

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OweO
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, La
Member since Sep 2009
93984 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
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I'm cutting back on how many podcast I listen


There is so much I want to listen to that I find myself just listening to a little bit of an episode and then going awhile without listening to anything bc I can't decide what I want to listen to.


GreenRockTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2020
5793 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
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There is so much I want to listen to that I find myself just listening to a little bit of an episode and then going awhile without listening to anything


Are you doing anything else while listening to podcasts? My mind wanders during podcasts and audio books that I’d rather just read bc I concentrate better.


Sneaky__Sally
Alabama Fan
Member since Jul 2015
10645 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
I listen while driving or walking or working out mostly. Can usually stay focused - if I try to listen at my desk while working I don't pay attention.


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Telos
Georgia Fan
Member since Aug 2020
4 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Goal: 35

1) History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides, 605
2) Plato:Complete Works, Plato, 1745
- Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Cratylus, Theaetetus, Sophist, Statesmen, Parmenides, Philebus, Symposium, Phaedrus, Alcibiades, Second Alcibiades, Hipparchus, Rival Lovers, Theages, Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Euthydemus, Protagoras, Gorgias, Meno, Greater Hippias, Lesser Hippias, Ion, Menexenus, Clitophon, Republic, Timaeus, Critias, Minos, Laws, Epinomis, Letters, On Justice, On Virtue, Demodocus, Sisyphus, Halcyon, Eryxias, Axiochus, and Epigrams.
3) Physics, Aristotle, 231.
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The Spleen
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
33952 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Goal - 30 books


1. The Case Of the Lazy Lover by Erle Stanley Gardner - 2.5 out of 5 - This is the last of all the Perry Mason books I bought at a used book store last year. Went down a rabbit hole after watching the HBO series. Done with that project.

2. Point B by Drew Magary - 3 out of 5 - I like Drew's writing on Deadspin and Defector, and this is the first of his books I've read. It was okay, and easy to read, but I was just ready for it to be over 3/4 of the way through.


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Hogwarts
Arkansas Fan
Arkansas, USA
Member since Sep 2015
15691 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Trying to start off slower than most here and do a book a month lol


Maytheporkbewithyou
Arkansas Fan
Member since Aug 2016
9385 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
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Trying to start off slower than most here and do a book a month lol


Nothing wrong with that.


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FalseProphet
LSU Fan
Mecca
Member since Dec 2011
11604 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Goal: 26 books (a book every two weeks).

Read:
(1) American Gods (anniversary edition) - Neil Gaiman

Currently Reading: war of the Worlds - H.G. Wells

I have an odd rotation for books. I generally go modern (usually something with an upcoming or recent movie or tv series), classic, and then betterment. I burn out fast if I stick to one genre.


Hogwarts
Arkansas Fan
Arkansas, USA
Member since Sep 2015
15691 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Just finished my first book, Columbine by Cullen. Starting on "The Pioneers" by David McCullogh.


spehog
Arkansas Fan
Little Rock
Member since Mar 2011
733 posts

re: 2021 Reading Challenge
Goal is 24 to keep average of 2 a month. Finished Wheel of time last year and so far this year I’ve got two down about to finish 3:

Mistborn 1 finished, took a bit to get into with new magic system.

Expanse book 4 Cibola burn.


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