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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I'm late to this party. I'll set a very modest goal of 20 books.

Currently reading:

1. Emperor of the eight islands - Lian Hearn. 249 pages.

2. The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity - Norman Doidge, M.D., 352 pages
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Sasquatch Smash
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I’ve slowed down here recently on my reading. I’ve been watching Netflix and whatnot more recently.


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Methuselah
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I don't set a goal by total books or pages, but what I have done and may do again this year is check out a few top 100 novel lists and try to read a few more of the books on them during the year.

I've only read about 1/4 to 1/3 of most lists. This year I'll try to read maybe 5-10 from one list or another. I'm not going to give up reading other stuff I like to do more than that.


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memphis tiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
So far in 2018:

Acceptance (Southern Reach #3) by James Vandermeer

The Alientist by Caleb Carr

Malice (Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne

Valor (Faithful and the Gallen #2) by John Gwynne

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson

Starting Ruin (Faithful and the Fallen #3) by John Gwynne



mylsuhat
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
My goal is 15. Doesn't seem like a lot for some in here but that would be a lot for me..

Finished:

1. Ready Player One. (385 pages)
2. Spuerflare: The Fortunate Ones (688 pages)
3. Crooked Man: Tubby Dubonnet Series #1 (224 pages)
4. City of Beads: Tubby Dubonnet Series #2 (256 pages)
5. Trick Question: Tubby Dubonnet Series #3 (230 pages)



In Progress:
Hunting Trips of a Ranchman: Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains - Theofore Roosevelt (346 pages)

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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I’m late to the party but I’ve set a goal of at least 30.




Bama and Beer
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I've slowed way down. Just started The Last Patriot by Thor and I'm hooked


It's like a mix of Brown's Langdon and Flynn's Mitch Rapp book in one
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SetTheMood
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Good thread, so far in 2018:

-Finished Peter V. Brett Demon Cycle series, last 2 books spilled into 2018

-Dragon Lance original trilogy (rereads from my youth, I got nostalgic in the wake of a death in the family)

-Iron Gold

-Altered Carbon trilogy (finishing now)





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Ace Midnight
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I missed this thread - I'm shooting for 24 books this year and maybe ramp up after that.

I'm reading all the books by former scientologists right now - thus far in 2018, I've read:

1. Counterfeit Dreams - Jeff Hawkins

2. Blown for Good - Marc Headley

3. Abuse at the Top - Amy Scobee


Bama and Beer
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Just completed #9 of the year.

The Last Patriot by Thor


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Dubosed
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Finally finished The Wise Man's Fear. What a disappointment.


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Dubosed
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
quote:

alphamicro

Damn man you frickin crush


Sasquatch Smash
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
quote:

Damn man you frickin crush



That’s the truth. And they’re all sizable books for the most part.


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Big Chipper
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I'll jump in the pool. Last year I read 61 books. This year, I want to get at least 50. My January started off slow (my dad died 12/29), but I've been making a comeback this month.

So far...

1. David Benem -The Wrath of Heroes (A Requiem for Heroes Book 2) 534p.
2. Anna Spark Smith - Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust) 512p.
3. Josiah Bancroft -Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel) 448p.
4. Josiah Bancroft- Arm of the Sphinx (The Books of Babel) 448p.
5. Richard Nell - Kings of Paradise 601p.
6. Ben Galley - The Heart of Stone 406p.
7. Duncan M. Hamilton - The Wolf of the North (Wolf of the North Book 1) 326p.
8. Duncan M. Hamilton - Jorundyr's Path (Wolf of the North Book 2) 351p.
9. Duncan M. Hamilton - The Blood Debt (Wolf of the North Book 3) 369p.
10. Phil Tucker -Trial of Kings (The Godsblood Trilogy Book 2) 234p.


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Kvothe
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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alphamicro


Wow


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Sasquatch Smash
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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Do re-reads count?


Why wouldn't rereads count?


Edit:
Bit of a bump as well to maybe remind folks to update their lists.
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memphis tiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
So far in 2018:

Acceptance (Southern Reach #3) by James Vandermeer

The Alientist by Caleb Carr

Malice (Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne

Valor (Faithful and the Gallen #2) by John Gwynne

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson

Ruin (Faithful and the Fallen #3) by John Gwynne

Wrath (Faithful and the Fallen #4) by John Gwynne

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
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brexit
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
You are guys real book monsters


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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson


How was this book - Was it somewhat technical or more of an overview? I may add it to my list but i've already got a few different physics things on there (and just finished re-reading A Brief History of Time).


memphis tiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson



How was this book - Was it somewhat technical or more of an overview? I may add it to my list but i've already got a few different physics things on there (and just finished re-reading A Brief History of Time).


Was an overview, not very technical at all. I read the whole thing in an afternoon. It made for some interesting food for thought, but it was obviously written for people without much science background.


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