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Cowboyfan89
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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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

8. The Strenuous Life, Theodore Roosevelt
9. Walden, Henry David Thoreau
10. Man and Nature, George Perkins Marsh

The last 3 months have been crazy busy for me, getting temporarily promoted. A lot of meetings after normal work hours has cut into my reading.

Still, my goal was 12 books for the year since I haven't read much in a while, so I should get that. Working on "A Hunter's Heart" right now.
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memphis tiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
So far in 2018:

Got off to a fast start but have slowed down the last couple months. Reading for work getting in the way of reading for fun.

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

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) by James SA Corey

The Outsider by Stephen King

Caliban’s War (The Expanse #2) by James SA Corey

The Fold by Peter Clines


NoHoTiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
I’m going to start now. I’m going to say 10 over the rest of the year. I’ve finished several already, but my last few are:

1. Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor
2. The President is Missing by Patterson and Clinton
3. The Terminal List by Carr
4. The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
5. Path of the Assassin by Brad Thor
6. State of the Union by Brad Thor
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Kvothe
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
How was the Clinton book?

I almost lost it when I saw he co-authored it the other day. Bill cracks me up
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memphis tiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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I almost lost it when I saw he co-authored it the other day. Bill cracks me up



I wonder how much of “co-author” he really was.


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Big Chipper
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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1 The Wrath of Heroes (A Requiem for Heroes Book 2) David Benem 534 4
2 Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust) Anna Spark Smith 512 4.25
3 Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel 1) Josiah Bancroft 448 4.5
4 Arm of the Sphinx (The Books of Babel 2) Josiah Bancroft 448 4.25
5 Kings of Paradise Richard Nell 601 4.25
6 The Heart of Stone Ben Galley 406 4.25
7 The Wolf of the North (Wolf of the North Book 1) Duncan M. Hamilton 326 4
8 Jorundyr's Path (Wolf of the North Book 2) Duncan M. Hamilton 351 4
9 The Blood Debt (Wolf of the North Book 3) Duncan M. Hamilton 369 3.75
10 Mordecai (The Riven Gates Book 1) Michael G. Manning 423 4
11 Trial of Kings (The Godsblood Trilogy Book 2) Phil Tucker 234 4.25
12 Benjamin Ashwood A.C. Cobble 408 4
13 Endless Flight: Benjamin Ashwood Book 2 A.C. Cobble 421 4
14 Dark Territory: Benjamin Ashwood Book 3 A.C. Cobble 420 4.25
15 Empty Horizon: Benjamin Ashwood Book 4 A.C. Cobble 416 4.25
16 Blackwing (Raven's Mark) Ed McDonald 360 4.5
17 A Veil of Spears (Song of Shattered Sands Book 3) Bradley P. Beaulieu 592 4.25
18 Sufficiently Advanced Magic (Arcane Ascension Book 1) Andrew Rowe 625 3
19 Battle Mage Peter Flannery 648 3.75
20 Extinct (Extracted Trilogy Book 3) RR Haywood 414 3.75
21 Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor 2) Mark Lawrence 432 4.75
22 Those Above: The Empty Throne Book 1 Daniel Polansky 400 3.75
23 Those Below: The Empty Throne Book 2 Daniel Polansky 368 4
24 A City Dreaming: A Novel Daniel Polansky 304 3.75
25 Swarm and Steel (Manifest Delusions 3) Michael R. Fletcher 400 4.5
26 The Girl With All the Gifts M. R. Carey 420 4
27 Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder Book One) Brian McClellan 624 4.25
28 Nevernight (Book One of The Nevernight Chronicle) Jay Kristoff 448 4.5
29 The Severed Realm (The Riven Gates Book 2 ) Michael G. Manning 349 4
30 Godsgrave (Book Two of The Nevernight Chronicle) Jay Kristoff 448 4.5
31 Wrath of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder Book Two) Brian McClellan 656 4.25
32 The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade Book One) Seth Dickinson 401 4.0

33 Burning Tower: Benjamin Ashwood Book 5 A.C. Cobble 424 4.0
34 Ghostwater (Cradle Book 5) Will Wight 233 4.25
35 The Spear of Stars (The Cycle of Galand Book 5) Edward W. Robertson 557 3.5
36 On the Shouldrs of Titans (Arcane Ascension Book 2) Andrew Rowe 740 2.75
37 Kingshold D.P. Wooliscraft 497 4.0
38 The Empire of Ashes Anthony Ryan 576 3.75
39 The Poppy War R.F. Kuang 549 4.25


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NoHoTiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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How was the Clinton book?

Not bad. I'd give it a 4/5 Started a little slow, but picked up. I'd read another of his fiction books.

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I wonder how much of “co-author” he really was.

He had to have done quite a bit of the writing. I read tons of Patterson and this was definitely a departure from his style. Primarily, it's wordier and the chapters are longer. Patterson writes one scene chapters that run 1-3'ish pages. These are much longer chapters and much wordier sentences/paragraphs.


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Scruffy
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
You seem to like fantasy. If you can find a copy, read Villains by Necessity by Eve Forward.

Won’t disappoint.

Sad part is it is out of print.


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JawjaTigah
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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Brad Thor
This guy puts together some entertaining action thrillers. Just found him as an author recently, by accident. Went dumpster diving recently at a “relatively upscale” Goodwill bookstore and bought a random title. Started reading, now am on my 3rd book in the series; fun summer reading may stretch out into Fall too..


NoHoTiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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JawjaTigah

Check out Jack Carr's "The Terminal List." It's his debut, but I really liked it.


Sasquatch Smash
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Bump.



Azazello
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Anyone else a member of Goodreads? Would be cool to get a group started on there. I uploaded my entire library and finally added my wishlist (650+ books!)



Cowboyfan89
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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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
8. The Strenuous Life, Theodore Roosevelt
9. Walden, Henry David Thoreau
10. Man and Nature, George Perkins Marsh

11. A Hunter's Heart: Honest Essays on Blood Sport, David Petersen
12. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris

Working on Theodore Rex now, but happy that I was able to hit my meager goal of 12 books after not doing much reading for the last 7 or 8 years. Really impressed if the number of books some of ya'll have read. How in the hell do you manage 30+ books in a year?!
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
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H-Town Tiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Just seeing this thread, decided to get back on the book train in May, I’ve read 7 so far, would like to finish strong with at least 7 more :

1) Boomerang- Michael Lewis, 225 (3)
2) Flash Boys - Michael Lewis, 284 (4.5)
3) The Evolution of Everything - Matt Ridley 320 (4)
4) Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell 299 (4.5)
5) The Big Short - Michael Lewis 265 (5)
6) Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs - Chuck Klosterman 243 (3)
7) But What If We’re Wrong? - Chuck Klosterman 262 (3.5)


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Cowboyfan89
McNeese State Fan
Member since Sep 2015
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
quote:

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 
8. The Strenuous Life, Theodore Roosevelt 
9. Walden, Henry David Thoreau 
10. Man and Nature, George Perkins Marsh
11. A Hunter's Heart: Honest Essays on Blood Sport, David Petersen
12. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris


13. Theodore Rex, Edmund Morris
14. The Iron Marshall, Louis L'amour
15. Chancy, Louis L'amour

Haven't picked up another book yet. I suspect hunting season being here will slow me down, but I shot for 12 for the year and got to 15 by October 1.


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 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

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) by James SA Corey

The Outsider by Stephen King

Caliban’s War (The Expanse #2) by James SA Corey

The Fold by Peter Clines

Defectors by Joseph Kanon

Abadon’s Gate (The Expanse #3) by James SA Corey


Pragmatic PiG
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
Bump


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Big Chipper
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
You can add me. Bigchipper Goodreads


Sneaky__Sally
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re: Reading Challenge 2018
My list is on the first page, I'll update at year's end -
gonna be close to hitting my goal but got bogged down in the middle of the year. May cheat and pick some of the shorter / easier reads in December if I need to burn through a few to hit 30.

This thread has really helped me get back on track reading like I used to tough.


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