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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
I am getting into audio books for my work drives. Is why we sleep on audible?


Babu Bhatt
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
Read 25 last year so going for 30 this year.

About to finish Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World for book number one.


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Macavity92
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
Yes, Why We Sleep is on audible. Good narration. I am listening to it at 1.5 speed.


jamsmiley
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
I read 16 last year. I'll aim for 10


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oauron
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
I'm glad to jump in. I'll be doing almost exclusively audiobooks, but will notate it's a normal.

Goal: To Read 30 Books (as many as possible really)
1. The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks - 4/5
2. Summoner - Eric Vall - 3/5
3. The Dragon Reborn - Robert Jordan - 4/5
4. Super Sales on Super Heroes - William D. Arrand - 3/5
5. Shadows Edge - Brent Weeks - 4/5
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jonboy
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Member since Sep 2003
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
I'll try 50 again. I managed 38 last year.


memphis tiger
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
1. The 7 1/2 Deaths is Evelyn Hardcastle


Next up: the Last Days of Night


MarinaTigerEsq
Member since Aug 2019
749 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2020
I like the idea of a thread to share goals. I’d like to read authors from at least 10 different countries and read at least 12 nonfiction books. I don’t have a total number goal, but I’ve been getting in 35-48 per year since I started keeping track in 2017, so I guess at least thirty.


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McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
Goals: a fiction book a week; two nonfiction a month; entire ESV Bible read with commentaries etc covering most of what i read. FTR, I'm doing some remodel projects, watching our 1yo a lot, travel, and run, so I'm an audiobook junky (the only way these goals are remotely realistic).

I hate giving star ratings, so I'm going to just try to do a blurb when I can. I may come back and assign some stars.

1. A Welcome Grave - Michael Koryta (good writer, especially given he was in his early 20s when he wrote his first published novel; I've read almost all of his books. Still waiting on the one that really nails it. He has the chops, but he hasn't blown me away yet.)

2. Last Words - Michael Koryta (meh, had some page-turner moments but a bit sentimental)

3. The Ridge - Michael Koryta (decent and intriguing weird stuff)

4. Full Measure - T. Jefferson Parker (another good writer, but he has an odd obsession with white supremacists--in his world, there's apparently one around ever bend)

5. Room of White Fire - T. Jefferson Parker (decent "psychological thriller" type novel)

6. The Blue Hour - T. Jefferson Parker (decent police procedural. serial killer stuff so far)

7. "The Bible" - finished Genesis and Job. (I think Job is a must read annually, even for atheists)

8. So Cold The River - Michael Koryta (Koryta's supernatural thrillers are pretty good)

9. The Cypress House - Michael Koryta (probably my favorite Koryta--another supernatural thriller)

10. If She Wakes - Michael Koryta (probably his most complete package so far. 2019 release.)

11. Envy The Night - Michael Koryta (I liked this one. Nothing spectacular. But good straight thriller w no supernatural aspects)

12. The Silent Hour - Michael Koryta (meh--final book of the Lincoln Perry series. definitely not his best)

13. Confronting Christianity - Rebecca McLaughlin (***** great book; this book pissed of liberal "Christians" and the Fundies (to steal a term from Neal Boortz))

**DNF***All The Beautiful Lies - Peter Swanson (in progress chick lit by a dude, disguised as mystery/thriller blech)

14. Seculosity - David Zahl (5 stars; excellent read re: the new civic religion of enoughness, performancism and virtue signaling, which is sufficiently self-aware to recognize that it in itself could be guilty of virtue signaling)

15. The Heavens May Fall - Allen Eskens (I've read most all of his other books and enjoy him; decent courtroom drama)

16. The Last Good Kiss - James Crumley (reading now--I can't believe I'm just now reading this. I had an evening out with Crumley in Montana, not long before he died. He was a hoot. Will report back on book.)

16. Justification - On volume I still. I need some concentrated quiet time to sit down with this one.

16. ON DECK: Underworld - Don DeLillo That's gonna take more than a couple days! and the only Koryta books i haven't read - Rise the Dark and The Last Honest Horse Thief







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The Spleen
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
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Goal - Read 30 books in 2020. Completed 1

1. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon - I forgot I had already read it when I bought it. Dumbass. 3 out 5

2. Catch & Kill by Ronan Farrow(Audiobook) - Pretty good listen, though I'd probably recommend reading this one. A lot of names and it got confusing at times not having the memory recognition from reading. 3.5 out of 5



Sasquatch Smash
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
No set goal, other than more than in 2019...a year in which I didn't finish a book.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski absolutely killed me from September of 2018 until a couple weeks ago. Lost interest in the book, started watching more shows on Netflix and whatnot, and read a bunch of D&D rule books.

So far in 2020:
0.25 House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski, finally finished this monster. Too artsy for me, and mostly boring. 3*
1. The Last Wish - Andrzej Sapkowski, paperback 359pp. 4*


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thedrumdoctor
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Member since Sep 2016
398 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2020
Last year was my foray back into reading in many, many years. I MAY have completed 5 books.

My goal is to read 12 books.

Completed:
1. Kitchen Confidential- Anthony Bourdain, 3*
2. The Sirens of Titan- Kurt Vonnegut, 4*
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memphis tiger
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Member since Feb 2006
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re: Reading Challenge 2020
On pace for my goal of 2 a month.

1. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Stuart Turton, 458p

2. The Last Days of Night. Graham Moore, 368p

Next

A Time of Blood. John Gwynne


Stc89
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Member since Dec 2009
5 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2020
I'll shoot for 26 this year:

1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (400 pages) 3.0/5.0


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The Spleen
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Member since Dec 2010
26985 posts

re: Reading Challenge 2020
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Goal - Read 30 books in 2020. Completed 3

1. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon - I forgot I had already read it when I bought it. Dumbass. 3 out 5

2. Catch & Kill by Ronan Farrow(Audiobook) - Pretty good listen, though I'd probably recommend reading this one. A lot of names and it got confusing at times not having the memory recognition from reading. 3.5 out of 5

3. Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen(Audiobook) - I generally enjoy Hiaasen for a quick, easy, light hearted read, but this one missed the mark for me. 2 out of 5


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