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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Got ya, the other stuff I've got probably covers the same topics. Thanks


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studentsect
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I read around 20 books last year and would like to get to at least 30 this year.

So far in 2018:

1. Against the Grain, James C. Scott
2. Lafayette, Harlow Giles Unger, 484
That started a French Revolution run for me -
3. A Place of Greater Safety, Hillary Mantle, 768
4. The Giant of the French Revolution: Danton, David Lawday, 313
5. The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emmuska Orczy, 321

Currently reading:

Life 3.0, Max Tegmark, 384
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, Simon Schama, 976


Sneaky__Sally
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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Life 3.0, Max Tegmark, 384


tell me how this one is once you finish, just started one of his books and its pretty good.


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Kvothe
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Almost a quarter of the year done. Reminder to update, bump.


Sasquatch Smash
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Took me longer than it should have to read this last book after blowing through "Ready Player One" in a couple of days.


Kvothe
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Finally got to ten. I’m behind schedule.


memphis tiger
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Member since Feb 2006
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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

The Nix by Nathan Hill



Dubosed
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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The Nix by Nathan Hill

I gotta get this. Have heard nothing but good things


memphis tiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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The Nix by Nathan Hill

I gotta get this. Have heard nothing but good things


It’s pretty good. Not really at all what I was expecting.

It’s a bit self indulgent at times (a 10 page chapter that contains one single very long sentence).

But some of the social satire is great and really on point with what we see today.


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memphis tiger
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Member since Feb 2006
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Guess I’ll keep this going


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 Fallen #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

The Nix by Nathan Hill

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories. Franz Kafka

The North Water by Ian McGuire


Kvothe
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I’m wrapping up number 12 right now. Work has been nuts this quarter. Not near as far as I was hoping to be, obviously.


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windshieldman
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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Also i decided to start with "How to read a book". I'll follow this thread and post my readings as well


I’ve considered getting that book, how is it?


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Cowboyfan89
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Cool thread. Finally got back around to trying to read more. I just kept it simple this year and went for 12 books (one a month). Didn't want to go to crazy with an 18 month old and family obligations.

So far this year:

1. Meat Eater, Steven Rinella, 256
2. American Buffalo, Steven Rinella, 304
3. Coyote America, Dan Flores, 288
4. Hunting trips of a Ranchman, Theodore Roosevelt, 240
5. The Wilderness Hunter, Theodore Roosevelt, 204 (Technically 4 and 5 came bound together as one paperback, but were originally published as 2 seperate books)
6. America's Snake, Ted Levin, 520
7. Beyond Fair Chase, Jim Posewitz, 128

Reading "The Strenuous Life", by Theodore Roosevelt now. Have "Man and Nature" by George Perkins Marsh to read at some point too, and may finally read "Walden" all the way through.



Big Chipper
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Charlotte, NC
Member since Sep 2008
1947 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2018
My Goodreads Book Challenge

31 of 50
This post was edited on 6/11 at 7:24 pm


Kvothe
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Got 13 done, hoping to knock out 14 over a long weekend vacation this weekend.


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Pragmatic PiG
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Member since Nov 2012
593 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2018
75 books looks unlikely, still hoping to hit the 60 mark at least.

Alphamicro is beasting it BTW


Sasquatch Smash
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Member since Nov 2007
7647 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2018
I’ve been limping around on the reading front as of late. Finally finished number 8.


Kvothe
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I hear ya. I think I need a break from Robin Hobb after I close out this trilogy.


Any suggestions from anyone?


windshieldman
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Member since Nov 2012
6981 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2018
Has anybody read How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler? I've considered getting it, but just curious on someone's thoughts who has read it already, I'm just kind of on the fence with it.


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Adajax
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2015
1015 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2018
A few years back, I was reading over 100 books a year. As you can guess, my obsession killed my social life so I've dialed it way back. Every year I'm reading fewer. Last year I read 52, this year my goal is 40. So far:

Power and Empire -Tom Clancy/Marc Cameron, 582
The Core - Peter V. Brett,781
Vicious Circle - C.J. Box,36o
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides,529
Age of Swords, Michael Sullivan,512
The Switch - Joseph Finder,373
Skullsworn - Brian Staveley,304
Two Kinds of Truth - Michael Connelly,402
Poison - John Lescroart,304
The Late George Apley - John Marquand,368
Fools and Mortals - Bernard Cornwell,371
The Woman In The Water- Charles Finch,292
German Boy- Wolfgang Samuel,448
The Shadow of What Was Lost - James Islington,602
The Autobiography of Henry VIII- Margaret George,939
Why Kill the Innocent - C.S. Harris,335
In This Our Life- Ellen Glasgow,350
Alcatraz #1259 - William Baker,246
The Lost Order -Steve Berry,493
An Echo Of Things To Come James Islington,752
The Abbot's Tale, Conn Iggulden,480

Currently reading The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer

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