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Kvothe
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843 posts

Reading Challenge 2018
Set a goal for yourself and see if you can accomplish it, whether it be number of pages or total books read throughout the year. Goodreads is a good tool for doing this and makes it easy track, but I think it will be fun to do it here as well.

My goal is 50 books in 2018


1. Red Rising - Pierce Brown, 401 (5*)
2. Golden Son - Pierce Brown, 466 (5*)
3. Morning Star - Pierce Brown, 545 (5*)
4. Arcanum Unbounded - Brandon Sanderson, 672 (4*)
5. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman, 340 (4*)
6. Assassins apprentice - Robin Hobb, 390 (4*)
7. Iron gold - Pierce Brown, 596 (4.5*)
8. Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton, 400 (5*)
9. Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb, 580
10. Lost World - Michael Crichton, 430 (4*)
11. The Ice Dragon - GG Martin, 112 (3*)
12. Assassins Quest- Robin Hobb, 769 (4*)
13. Fools Errand - Robin Hobb, 672(4*)
14. Golden Fool - Robin Hobb, 736 (4*)
15. Fools Fate - Robin Hobb, 928(4*)
16. Subtle art of not giving a frick - Marc Maron 224 (3*)
17. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline, 402 (4*)
18. Fools Assassin, Robin Hobb, 640 (3.5*)
19: Fools Quest, Robin Hobb, 786 (4*)
20. Assassins Fate, Robin Hobb (5*)












Currently reading: Artemis - Andy weir

Alrighty... took a little break to get back back on a good gym schedule. Now that that is habit I’m back on the book train.




I’ll update each time I completely finish a new book.

Let’s make the official format this:
Book Title, Author, total pages of book, rating (1-5*)

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Bama and Beer
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I'm in. My goal is 60-70 books (no clue, just a wild guess)

As of 2/22 I've read 9 books starting 1/1/18

1. Someone Is Watching by Joy Fielding, pages 369 (hardback)
2 Shadow Creek by Joy Fielding, pages 371 (hb)
3. The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor, pages 433 (hb)
4. Path of the Assassin by Brad Thor, pages 384 (hb)
5. State of the Union by Brad Thor, pages 523 (paperback)
6. Blowback by Brad Thor, pages 433 (hb)
7. Takedown by Brad Thor, pages 396 (hb)
8. The First Commandment by Brad Thor, ~400 pages (hb)
9. The Last Patriot by Brad Thor, pages 338 (hb)
10.Hell in the Pacific A Marine Riflemans Journey from Guadalcanal to Peleliu 8/7

Fantastic and shocking book here. Highly recommend
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Buckeye06
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I did 25 last year, so 30 could be my goal I guess.

I'm gonna read the new Brown book over the next week, but sometimes I get stuck into long arse books where I read them on and off for a long period. Into the rise and fall of the third reich now and it's a slow go and pretty long

Edit: think I want to read something on the Cuban Missile Crisis next. any recommendations? Looked through a few and one minute to midnight seemed like a good one?


7/1 update - already at 20 although a couple were short

7 Harry Potter book reread
Iron Gold
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Steelheart - Sanderson
FireFight - Sanderson
Blockade Billy - King
HBR - Mental toughness
The Peter Principle
Dreamcatcher - King
Calamity - Sanderson
Salem's Lot - King
Stiletto - o’malley
The old man and the sea - Hemingway
Mitosis - Sanderson
11/22/63 - King
Elantris - Sanderson
Thirteen Days - Kennedy
The Alloy of Law - Sanderson
Shogun - Clavell
The one - Roberts
Guns of August - Tuchman

Edit: I read on a kindle and those pages are bullcrap, so I won't have pages.

Edit 2: I got a library card from the DC library (I live here but you can buy one for $25 for 2-3 years) and you get everything for free. I've read probably 15 books in the last 3 months because money is no longer an issue.

Can have 10 books/audio books checked out at a time and 15 more on hold (when there's a waitlist for popular books).

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SLafourche07
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I just read about ten books to my two year old in the last 30 minutes.


I'm not sure what my goal should be


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LSU_CRAIGERS
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Member since May 2012
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Not the best or fastest reader. Setting goal at 20 books for the year. Also i decided to start with "How to read a book". I'll follow this thread and post my readings as well.

Altered Carbon- Richard K. Morgan- 375 pages
Red Rising - Pierce Brown- 401 pages

now reading Golden son
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Antonio Moss
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
quote:

My goal is 50 books in 2018


When do you find that much time to read? I love to read but it takes me forever to get through a book because of limited free time.


memphis tiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
quote:


When do you find that much time to read? I love to read but it takes me forever to get through a book because of limited free time


That’s just less than 1 a week. Not impossible.


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beerJeep
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
quote:

Let’s make the official format this: Book Title, Author, total pages of book


quote:

1. Red rising - Pierce Brown
2. Golden Son - Pierce Brown
3. Morning Star - Pierce Brown


Do as I say, not as I do!


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Kvothe
Member since Sep 2016
843 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2018
quote:

When do you find that much time to read?


Backing off of tv time is the biggest thing and I read on my kindle in bed before I fall asleep.

Like I said though, 50 is lofty but what’s the point in setting a goal I know I can achieve easily?

quote:

Beerjeep


I know, I know. I’m at work but when I get home I’ll add pages to title and author in my op. I’ll use paperback version page numbers as well. No cheating on kindle.
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Dubosed
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
35 books. 8/11 All paperback

1. End the Fed - Ron Paul - 212
2. The Dry - Jane Harper - 352
3. Before the Fall - Noah Hawley - 390
4. Dancing Bear - James Crumley - 240
5. The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) - Patrick Rothfuss - 1,107
6. Pronto - Elmore Leonard - 373
7. King Suckerman - George Pelecanos - 324
8. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch - 340
9. Horns - Joe Hill - 447
10. The Given Day - Dennis Lehane - 702
11. The Prophet - Michael Koryta - 435
12. Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix - Charles R. Cross - 399
13. Old Man's War - John Scalzi - 351
14. Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill - 374
15. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman - 413
16. The Death of Sweet Mister - Daniel Woodrell - 175
17. A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin - 978
18. The Power of the Dog - Don Winslow - 542
19. A Dance with Dragons - George R.R. Martin - 1051
20. The North Water - Ian McGuire - 255
21. Prince of Thorns - Mark Lawrence - 319
22. Caught Stealing - Charlie Huston - 240
23. Father and Son - Larry Brown - 347
24. Already Dead - Charlie Huston - 268
25. King of Thorns - Mark Lawrence - 419
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memphis tiger
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Member since Feb 2006
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I try to read 2 a month.

So far:

Acceptance Jeff Vandermeer (book 3 of Souther Reach Trilogy)


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bayoubengals88
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LA
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Goal: 24 books
bold = finished

1. Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare (476) paperback 17 Jan
2. The Likeness - Tana French (464) paperback
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky (213) iBooks
4. The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden (323) iBooks

5. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy - Eric Metaxas (542) Hardback [still reading]
6. Counterfeit Gods - Timothy Keller (171) paperback
7. The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett (971) hard cover
8. Martin Luther King Jr.: A life - Marshall Frady (216) paperback
9. The Four Loves C.S. Lewis (180) paperback
10. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien (306) paperback
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auyushu
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Surprise, AZ
Member since Jan 2011
6560 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2018
I guess I'll say 60-70ish. Issue will probably be more finding that many books I want to read right now than doing the reading.

I'll put ratings out of 10 just because I like the accuracy.

1. Golden Son - Pierce Brown 8/10
2. Morning Star - Pierce Brown 8/10
3. Old Man's War- John Scalzi 8/10
4. The Ghost Brigades- John Scalzi 8/10
5. Redshirts- John Scalzi 8.5/10
6. Hard Luck Hank:Screw the Galaxy-Steven Campbell
7. Hard Luck Hank:Basketful of Crap- Steven Campbell
8. Hard Luck Hank:Prince of Suck- Steven Campbell
9. Hard Luck Hank:Suck my Cosmos- Steven Campbell
10. Hard Luck Hank:Stank Delicious- Steven Campbell
All the Hard luck hank books were amusing 7/10s
11. Wrath of Empire- Brian McClellan 9/10
12. Grey Sister- Mark Lawrence 8.5/10
13. The Ace of Skulls- Chris Wooding 8.5/10
14. The Iron Jackal- Chris Wooding 8.5/10
15. The Black Lung Captain- Chris Wooding 8.5/10
16. Retribution Falls - Chris Wooding 8.5/10
17. The Stars My Destination- Alfred Bester 8/10
18. Altered Carbon- Richard Morgan 9/10
19. Woken Furies- Richard Morgan 8/10
20. Broken Angels- Richard Morgan 7.5/10
21. Cold Days- Jim Butcher 9/10
22. Skin Game- Jim Butcher 9/10
23. Scourged- Kevin Hearne 7.5/10
24. Besieged- Kevin Hearne 8/10
25. A Plague of Giants- Kevin Hearne 7.5/10
26. Beyond Redemption- Michael Fletcher 7.5/10
27. The Infernal Battalion- Django Wexler 8.5/10
28-34. The Land books 1-7- Aleron Kong 7.5/10
35. A Time of Dread- John Gwynne 8.5/10
36. The Crimson Queen- Alec Hutson 8.5/10
37. The Passage- Justin Cronin 8.5/10
38. We are legion (We are bob) Denis Taylor 8.5/10
39. For we are many Denis Taylor 8.5/10
40. All these worlds Denis Taylor 8.5/10
41. Dead Man's Walk Larry McMurtry 7/10
42. Comanche Moon Larry McMurtry 7/10




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thatguy1892
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Keeping it simple this year after a struggle of a finish for 2017. Only 20

1. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline, 374
2. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, David Lagercrantz, 347
3. Iron Gold, Pierce Brown, 596
4. Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin, 398
5. Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan, 855
6. The Body Farm, Patricia Cornwell, 293
7. A Higher Loyalty, James Comey, 277
8. The Dragonbone Chair, Tad Williams, 635
9. All the President’s Men, Woodward and Brienstein, 336
10. The Red Sphinx, Dumas, 775
11. Windhaven, George RR Martin &Lisa Tuttle, 336
12. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72, Hunter S. Thompson, 481
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Azazello
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
My goal for 2018 is 15 books.
Bold = Completed

1. Red Storm Rising - Tom Clancy, 725 (5*)
2. Napoleon: A life - Andrew Roberts, 976 (5*)
3. Lawrence in Arabia - Scott Anderson, 624 (3*)
4. Washington's Crossing - David H Fisher, 576
5. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss, 725
6. The Storm before the Storm - Mike Duncan, 352
7. Economics in One Lesson - Henry Hazlitt, 218
8. The Demon-Haunted World - Carl Sagan, 457
9. The Hot Zone - Richard Preston, 448 (5*)
10. The Civil War Vol I - Shelby Foote, 856
11. The Civil War Vol II - Shelby Foote, 1000
12. The Civil War Vol III - Shelby Foote, 1120
13. Lying - Sam Harris (2*)
14. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a frick - Mark Manson
15. Red Storm Rising books 1 (4*)

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The Spleen
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I haven't set a goal for number of books. I set two goals - 1) read War & Peace, & 2) read for at least 20 minutes every day.


So far, so good on both.


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bayoubengals88
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LA
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
That list is heavy af


Azazello
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Chicago, IL
Member since Sep 2011
2437 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2018
quote:

bayoubengals88


Sure is

At 30-50 pages a day, I should be able to make it.


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unbeWEAVEable
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Started the first book right after New Years:

1. Path to Power
2. Means of Ascent
3. Master of the Senate
4. Passage of Power

All of these are parts of the four-volume set on The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

5. The Power Broker (another Robert Caro book)

I'm sure I'll add some after finishing TPB.


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Sneaky__Sally
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Member since Jul 2015
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I'll set a goal at 30 book, my books of choice can be kind of a bitch somtimes so gotta be reasonable.

(1) Toll the Hounds - Stephen Erikson ~ 1,200 pages (finished but started in 2017)
(2) Dust of Dreams - Stephen Erikson ~ 1,200 pages (Finished)
(3) The Crippled God - Stephen Erikson ~ 1,200 pages (Finished)
(4) Chaos - James Gleick ~ 400 pages
(5) A Most Elegant Equation - David Stipp ~ 240 pages
(6) Warmth Disperses and Time Passes - Hans Christian Von Baeyer ~ 240 pages
(7) American Gods - Neil Gaiman ~ 450 pages
(8) A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking ~ 190 pages (Finished)
(9) The Elegant Universe - Brian Greene ~ 445 Pages
(10) Our Mathematical Universe - Max Tegmark ~ 435 Pages (Finished)
(11) Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson ~ 635 pages (Finished)
(12) Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson ~ 750 pages (Finished)
(13) Hero of the Ages - Brandon Sanderson ~ 730 Pages (Finished)
(14) The Black Company - Glen Cook ~ 320 Pages (Finished)

More to come, have some series i want to check out but need to get through some of the above before making a decision.
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