it's the all-singing all-dancing 2018 reading challenge thread

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Pickman's model, Dec 21, 2017.

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how many books do you anticipate reading in 2018?

  1. 0: if so this is not the thread for you

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  2. 1-9

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  3. 10-19

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  4. 20-29

    22.4%
  5. 30-39

    14.3%
  6. 40-49

    10.2%
  7. 50-59

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  8. 60-79

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  9. 80-99

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  10. 100 and up

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  1. iona

    iona toxic clown

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  2. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    1/25 Walk Through Walls: A Memoir - Marina Abramović
    2/25 Human Traces - Sebastian Faulks
    3/25 Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine - Gail Honeyman
    4/25 Untold Stories - Alan Bennett
    5/25 The Private Life of Mrs Sharma - Ratika Kapur
    6/25 This Book Will Save Your Life - A.M. Homes
    7/25 Eat Up! - Ruby Tandoh
    8/25 Swing Time - Zadie Smith
     
  3. colbhoy

    colbhoy Well-Known Member

    01/10 - Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
    02/10 - The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
    03/10 - A Day in the Bleachers by Arnold Hano
    04/10 - The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais
    05/10 - The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told edited by Jeff Silvermann
    06/10 - Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
     
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    14/30 Hackney Workers' Educational Association - The Threepenny Doctor: Doctor Jelley of Hackney
     
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  5. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    1/25 This Perfect Day - Ira Levin
    2/25 Southern Cross The Dog - Bill Cheng
    3/25 - The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
    4/25 - Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
    5/25 - Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
    6/25 - Web - John Wyndham
     
  6. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    1/26 - Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend (reread)
    2/26 - The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (reread)
    3/26 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
    4/26 - 11.22.63 by Stephen King
    5/26 - The Kenneth Williams Diaries edited by Russell Davies
    6/26 - Adrian Mole: The Lost Years by Sue Townsend (reread)
    7/26 - Books of Blood Volume 4 by Clive Barker
    8/26 - Books of Blood Volume 5 by Clive Barker
    9/26 - Books of Blood Volume 6 by Clive Barker
    10/26 - Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke (reread)
    11/26 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    12/26 - Who on Earth is Tom Baker? by Tom Baker
    13/26 - Dead Men's Trousers by Irvine Welsh
    14/26 - Meg by Steve Alten (reread)
     
  7. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

    1/65 - Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart
    2/65 - Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights
    3/65 - Ruth Rendell - An Unkindness of Ravens
    4/65 - Stephen King - Firestarter (1/10)
    5/65 - Ruth Rendell - The Veiled One
    6/65 - Joanna Cannon - The Trouble With Goats and Sheep
    7/65 - Jerome K. Jerome - Three Men in a Boat
    8/65 - Ruth Rendell - Kissing the Gunner's Daughter
    9/65 - Donna Tartt - The Secret History (2/10)
    10/65 - Jon McGregor - Reservoir 13
    11/65 - Ruth Rendell - Simisola
    12/65 - Jonathan Franzen - Purity (3/10)
    13/65 - Judy Blume - Forever
    14/65 - Ruth Rendell - Road Rage
    15/65 - William Boyd - Armadillo
    16/65 - Stephen King and Richard Chizmar - Gwendy's Button Box
    17/65 - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Of Love and Other Demons
    18/65 - Patricia Highsmith - This Sweet Sickness
    19/65 - Ruth Rendell - Harm Done
    20/65 - Willy Vlautin - Don't Skip Out on Me
    21/65 - Hector & Malcolm MacLeod - Peter Manuel, Serial Killer
    22/65 - Ruth Rendell - A Sight For Sore Eyes
    23/65 - Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace
    24/65 - Ruth Rendell - The Babes in The Wood
    25/65 - Kazuo Ishiguro - A Pale View of Hills
    26/65 - Val McDermid - Insidious Intent (4/10)
    27/65 - Ruth Rendell - End in Tears

    28/65 - William Boyd - The New Confessions (5/10)
     
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  8. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    1/76 The Thirst - Jo Nesbo
    2/76 Alt-America : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. David Neiwert
    3/76 Pursuit of Honour - Vince Flynn
    4/76 American Assassin - Vince Flynn
    5/76 Ardennes 1944 - Anthony Beevor
    6/76 The Last Nazi - Andrew Turpin
    7/76 The Old Bridge - Andrew Turpin
    8/76 Surviving the Evacuation : Book 12 Britain's End . - Frank Tayell.
    9/76 The Late Show - Michael Connelly
    10/76 Kill Shot- Vince Flynn
    11/76 The Last Man - Vince Flynn
    12/76 Order to Kill - Vince Flynn with Kyle Mills
    13/76 Nucleus - Rory Clements
    14/76 The Survivor - Vince Flynn with Kyle Mills
    15/76 East of Eden - John Steinbeck
    16/76 The Adulterants - Joe Dunthorne
    17/76 The Playboy of The Western World - JM Synge
    18/76 The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War , 1914 - Douglas Newton
    19/76 The Crow Trap - Ann Cleeves
    20/76 The Wolf - Alex Grecian

    ************

    21/76 The Force - Don Winslow
     
  9. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    1/76 The Thirst - Jo Nesbo
    2/76 Alt-America : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. David Neiwert
    3/76 Pursuit of Honour - Vince Flynn
    4/76 American Assassin - Vince Flynn
    5/76 Ardennes 1944 - Anthony Beevor
    6/76 The Last Nazi - Andrew Turpin
    7/76 The Old Bridge - Andrew Turpin
    8/76 Surviving the Evacuation : Book 12 Britain's End . - Frank Tayell.
    9/76 The Late Show - Michael Connelly
    10/76 Kill Shot- Vince Flynn
    11/76 The Last Man - Vince Flynn
    12/76 Order to Kill - Vince Flynn with Kyle Mills
    13/76 Nucleus - Rory Clements
    14/76 The Survivor - Vince Flynn with Kyle Mills
    15/76 East of Eden - John Steinbeck
    16/76 The Adulterants - Joe Dunthorne
    17/76 The Playboy of The Western World - JM Synge
    18/76 The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War , 1914 - Douglas Newton
    19/76 The Crow Trap - Ann Cleeves
    20/76 The Wolf - Alex Grecian
    21/76 The Force - Don Winslow

    ********
    22/76 Hard Road - J B Turner
     
  10. strung out

    strung out (",)

    1/25 The Ritual – Adam Nevill
    2/25 Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries - Jon Ronson
    3/25 The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson
    4/25 Going to Sea in a Sieve - Danny Baker
    5/25 Around the World in 80 Days - Michael Palin
    6/25 Full Circle - Michael Palin
    7/25 A Closed and Common Orbit - Becky Chambers

    8/25 Improbably Botany - Various (short stories anthology)
    9/25 So You've Been Publicly Shamed - Jon Ronson
     
  11. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    1/40 - Catherynne Valente - Deathless
    2/40 - Robert Louis Wilken - The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity
    3/40 - Chester Himes - Cotton Comes to Harlem
    4/40 - Zadie Smith - White Teeth
    5/40 - Geronimo - Fire & Flames: A History of the German Autonomist Movement
    6/40 - Barbara Bloomfield, Raphael Samuel - The Enemy Within: Pit villages & the miners strike of 84/5
    7/40 - Jonathan Crary - 24/7: Late capitalism & the end of sleep
    8/40 - Kuwasi Balagoon - A Soldiers Story
    9/40 - Albert Camus - The Fall
    10/40 - Iain M. Banks - Transition
    11/40 - Andri Snær Magnason - Bonus Poetry
    12/40 - Karl Marx - The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
    13/40 - Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales
    14/40 - Ian McEwan - Black Dogs
    15/40 - Ben Goldacre - Bad Science

    16/40 - Jules Archer - The Plot to Seize the White House - More of a biog of Smedley Butler than a pure focus on the coup plot
    17/40 - Carl A. Trocki - Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy
     
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  12. iona

    iona toxic clown

    1/25 A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin
    2/25 A Life for theStars - James Blish
    3/25 The Triumph of Time - James Blish
    4/25 A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow - George R. R. Martin
    5/25 A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold - George R. R. Martin
    6/25 A Feast for Crows - George R. R. Martin
    7/25 The Crossing Places - Elly Griffiths
    8/25 The Janus Stone - Elly Griffiths
    9/25 The House at Sea's End - Elly Griffiths
    10/25 King Rat - China Miéville
    11/25 A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust - George R. R. Martin
    12/25 A Dance with Dragons: After the Feast - George R. R. Martin
    13/25 Darkness at Noon - Arthur Koestler
    14/25 Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
    15/25 MaddAddam - Margaret Atwood
    16/25 The Woman in Blue - Elly Griffiths
    17/25 The Chalk Pit - Elly Griffiths
    18/25 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R. R. Martin
    19/25 In the Cold Dark Ground - Stuart MacBride
    20/25 Smoke and Mirrors - Elly Griffiths
    21/25 Call for the Dead - John le Carré
    22/25 Norstrilia - Cordwainer Smith
    23/25 Now We Are Dead - Stuart MacBride
    24/25 The Blood Card - Elly Griffiths
    25/25 A Murder of Quality - John le Carré
    26/25 The Dark Angel - Elly Griffiths
    27/25 The Ghost Fields - Elly Griffiths
    28/25 Never Somewhere Else - Alex Gray
    29/25 The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye - David Lagercrantz
    30/25 Bitter Seeds - Ian Tregillis
     
  13. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    1/19 - Mark Kermode - The Good, The Bad and the Multiplex
    2/19 - Mark Kermode - It's Only a Movie
    3/19 - Mark Kermode - Hatchet Job
    4/19 - William Goldman - The Big Picture: Who Killed Hollywood and Other Essays
    5/19 - Jah Wobble - Memoirs of a Geezer
    6/19 - Carrie Fisher - Wishing Drinking
    7/19 - Alan Bennett - The Lady in the Van
    8/19 - John Leguizamo - Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends
    9/19 - Viv Albertine - Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys (best read of my year so far)
    10/19 - Roger Ebert - A Kiss is Still a Kiss (I wasn't prepared for how great the writing in this is)
    11/19 - Suggs - That Close (like all great Madness tunes, it is full of pathos, chaos, fun, frolics, tears and a cheeky wink....and London town)
     
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  14. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    1/30 The Bottom Corner - Nige Tassell
    2/30 Long Road From Jarrow - Stuart Maconie
    3/30 Withnail And I - Bruce Robinson
    4/30 Tschick - Wolfgang Herndorff
    5/30 Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol – Steve Jones
    6/30 Ruth And Martin's Album Club - Martin Fitzgerald​
    7/30 Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide To British Birds.
    8/30 The Last Fighting Tommy - Harry Patch
    Rattled through this on a bus journey this afternoon. Up to a couple of years ago, he was the only surviving veteran of the trenches. Very matter of fact when describing abject horror and very moving for that. Worth reading for the chapter on how his first return to Ypres made him agnostic. Lump in throat for me a couple of times reading this.
     
  15. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    1/50 Naturally Gifted, Lisa M Hawkins
    2/50 Cold Lake, Jeff Carson
    3/50 Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
    4/50 Someone to Save You, Paul Pilkington
    5/50 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
    6/50 The Godfather, Mario Puzo
    7/50 Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
    8/50 Lost and Found, Amy Shojai
    9/50 The Wall, Jen Minkman
    10/50 Farenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
    11/50 Crimes Against a Book Club, Kathy Cooperman
    12/50 Lessons for a Sunday Father, Claire Calman
    13/50 The Disappearance, Annabel Kantaria
    14/50 The Wave at Hanging Rock, Gregg Dunnett
    15/50 Friend Request, Laura Marshall
    16/50 PS I Love You, Cecila Ahern

    looking at this I definitely am not going to make my target this year. But hey, I'm working compressed hours and so although I'm losing lunchtime reading time I'm enjoying a better work life balance. Not going to stress about it and will adjust next year's target accordingly.
     
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  16. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    1. "The Last 10 Seconds" - Simon Kernick.
    2. "Why Did You Lie" - Yrsa Sigurdardottir
    3. "The Collini Case" - Ferdinand Von Schirach
    4. "Kill the Father" - Sandrone Dazieri
    5. "Revenger" - Alastair Reynolds. Excellent
     
  17. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    1/76 The Thirst - Jo Nesbo
    2/76 Alt-America : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. David Neiwert
    3/76 Pursuit of Honour - Vince Flynn
    4/76 American Assassin - Vince Flynn
    5/76 Ardennes 1944 - Anthony Beevor
    6/76 The Last Nazi - Andrew Turpin
    7/76 The Old Bridge - Andrew Turpin
    8/76 Surviving the Evacuation : Book 12 Britain's End . - Frank Tayell.
    9/76 The Late Show - Michael Connelly
    10/76 Kill Shot- Vince Flynn
    11/76 The Last Man - Vince Flynn
    12/76 Order to Kill - Vince Flynn with Kyle Mills
    13/76 Nucleus - Rory Clements
    14/76 The Survivor - Vince Flynn with Kyle Mills
    15/76 East of Eden - John Steinbeck
    16/76 The Adulterants - Joe Dunthorne
    17/76 The Playboy of The Western World - JM Synge
    18/76 The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War , 1914 - Douglas Newton
    19/76 The Crow Trap - Ann Cleeves
    20/76 The Wolf - Alex Grecian
    21/76 The Force - Don Winslow
    22/76 Hard Road - J B Turner

    ************
    23/76 Tell No One - Harlan Coben
     
  18. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara channelling Lynda Day

    1. Tim Ecott - Neutral Buoyancy
    2. Susan Cooper - The Dark Is Rising
    3. Naoki Higashida - The Reason I Jump
    4. Jon Ronson - The Men Who Stare At Goats
    5. Sarah Perry - After Me Comes The Flood
    6. Joss Whedon and lots of others - Buffy the Vampire Slayer S8 omnibus vol.1
    7. Sarah Hendrickx - Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    8. Ellipsis vol.1 (flash fiction lit mag)
    9. Clare Bailey and Michael Mosley - The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet
    10. Rupert Thomson - This Party's Got To Stop

    11. Tove Jansson - The Summer Book
     
  19. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    1/60 Michael Gillard & Laurie Flynn - Untouchables: Dirty Cops, Bent Justice & Racism in Scotland Yard
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    2/60 Ted Hughes - Crow: From The Life And Songs Of The Crow
    3/60 Max Porter - Grief Is The Thing With Feathers
    4/60 Mark Frost - The Secret History Of Twin Peaks - A Novel
    5/60 JD Vance - Hillbilly Elegy
    (unfinished) Joe Hill - N0SF3R2
    6/60 John Douglas & Mark Olshaker - Mindhunter: Inside The FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
    7/60 Paul Kalanithi - When Breath Becomes Air
    8/60 Brandon Stanton - Humans Of New York
    9/60 John Lloyd & Jon Canter - Afterliff
    10/60 Ian McEwan - Sweet Tooth
    11/60 Amy Stewart - Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mothers And Other Botanical Atrocities
    12/60 Julia Samuel - Grief Works
     
  20. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

    1/65 - Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart
    2/65 - Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights
    3/65 - Ruth Rendell - An Unkindness of Ravens
    4/65 - Stephen King - Firestarter (1/10)
    5/65 - Ruth Rendell - The Veiled One
    6/65 - Joanna Cannon - The Trouble With Goats and Sheep
    7/65 - Jerome K. Jerome - Three Men in a Boat
    8/65 - Ruth Rendell - Kissing the Gunner's Daughter
    9/65 - Donna Tartt - The Secret History (2/10)
    10/65 - Jon McGregor - Reservoir 13
    11/65 - Ruth Rendell - Simisola
    12/65 - Jonathan Franzen - Purity (3/10)
    13/65 - Judy Blume - Forever
    14/65 - Ruth Rendell - Road Rage
    15/65 - William Boyd - Armadillo
    16/65 - Stephen King and Richard Chizmar - Gwendy's Button Box
    17/65 - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Of Love and Other Demons
    18/65 - Patricia Highsmith - This Sweet Sickness
    19/65 - Ruth Rendell - Harm Done
    20/65 - Willy Vlautin - Don't Skip Out on Me
    21/65 - Hector & Malcolm MacLeod - Peter Manuel, Serial Killer
    22/65 - Ruth Rendell - A Sight For Sore Eyes
    23/65 - Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace
    24/65 - Ruth Rendell - The Babes in The Wood
    25/65 - Kazuo Ishiguro - A Pale View of Hills
    26/65 - Val McDermid - Insidious Intent (4/10)
    27/65 - Ruth Rendell - End in Tears
    28/65 - William Boyd - The New Confessions (5/10)

    29/65 - Dan Smith - The Child Thief
     
  21. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    62. Middlemarch (1871-1872) - George Eliot
     
  22. colbhoy

    colbhoy Well-Known Member

    01/10 - Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
    02/10 - The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
    03/10 - A Day in the Bleachers by Arnold Hano
    04/10 - The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais
    05/10 - The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told edited by Jeff Silvermann
    06/10 - Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
    07/10 - We Are Celtic Supporters by Richard Purden
     
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  23. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

    1/65 - Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart
    2/65 - Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights
    3/65 - Ruth Rendell - An Unkindness of Ravens
    4/65 - Stephen King - Firestarter (1/10)
    5/65 - Ruth Rendell - The Veiled One
    6/65 - Joanna Cannon - The Trouble With Goats and Sheep
    7/65 - Jerome K. Jerome - Three Men in a Boat
    8/65 - Ruth Rendell - Kissing the Gunner's Daughter
    9/65 - Donna Tartt - The Secret History (2/10)
    10/65 - Jon McGregor - Reservoir 13
    11/65 - Ruth Rendell - Simisola
    12/65 - Jonathan Franzen - Purity (3/10)
    13/65 - Judy Blume - Forever
    14/65 - Ruth Rendell - Road Rage
    15/65 - William Boyd - Armadillo
    16/65 - Stephen King and Richard Chizmar - Gwendy's Button Box
    17/65 - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Of Love and Other Demons
    18/65 - Patricia Highsmith - This Sweet Sickness
    19/65 - Ruth Rendell - Harm Done
    20/65 - Willy Vlautin - Don't Skip Out on Me
    21/65 - Hector & Malcolm MacLeod - Peter Manuel, Serial Killer
    22/65 - Ruth Rendell - A Sight For Sore Eyes
    23/65 - Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace
    24/65 - Ruth Rendell - The Babes in The Wood
    25/65 - Kazuo Ishiguro - A Pale View of Hills
    26/65 - Val McDermid - Insidious Intent (4/10)
    27/65 - Ruth Rendell - End in Tears
    28/65 - William Boyd - The New Confessions (5/10)
    29/65 - Dan Smith - The Child Thief

    30/65 - Clare Bailey & Michael Mosley - The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet
     
  24. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    1/76 The Thirst - Jo Nesbo
    2/76 Alt-America : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. David Neiwert
    3/76 Pursuit of Honour - Vince Flynn
    4/76 American Assassin - Vince Flynn
    5/76 Ardennes 1944 - Anthony Beevor
    6/76 The Last Nazi - Andrew Turpin
    7/76 The Old Bridge - Andrew Turpin
    8/76 Surviving the Evacuation : Book 12 Britain's End . - Frank Tayell.
    9/76 The Late Show - Michael Connelly
    10/76 Kill Shot- Vince Flynn
    11/76 The Last Man - Vince Flynn
    12/76 Order to Kill - Vince Flynn with Kyle Mills
    13/76 Nucleus - Rory Clements
    14/76 The Survivor - Vince Flynn with Kyle Mills
    15/76 East of Eden - John Steinbeck
    16/76 The Adulterants - Joe Dunthorne
    17/76 The Playboy of The Western World - JM Synge
    18/76 The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War , 1914 - Douglas Newton
    19/76 The Crow Trap - Ann Cleeves
    20/76 The Wolf - Alex Grecian
    21/76 The Force - Don Winslow
    22/76 Hard Road - J B Turner
    23/76 Tell No One - Harlan Coben

    ******
    24/76 Hard Kill - J B Turner
     
  25. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    1/50 Christopher Moore - Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
    2/50 László Krasznahorkai - Satantango
    3/50 Dennis Baron - A Better Pencil: Readers, Writers and the Digital Revolution
    4/50 Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    5/50 Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    6/50 Matt Sewell - A Charm of Goldfinches
    7/50 Melissa Mohr - Holy Shit: A Brief History of Swearing
    8/50 George Sanders - Pastoralia
    9/50 George Sanders - The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
    10/50 Colson Whitehead - The Underground Railroad
    11/50 Henry Marsh - Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
    12/50 Oliver Sachs - Anthropologist on Mars
    13/50 Sara Wheeler - Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
    14/50 Bill Bryson - Troublesome Words
    15/50 Vera Brosgol - Anya's Ghost
    16/50 Jen Lee - Garbage Night
    17/50 George Sanders - In Persuasion Nation
    18/50 Roger Cohen - The Girl from Human Street

    19/50 Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend*
    20/50 Joanathan and Naomi Kuttner - You, Pain Free
    21/50 Alan Light - What Happened, Miss Simone?

    * I've been reading all of Dickens' novels (except Edwin Drood - I can do without an unfinished mystery story) off and on over the last few years. This is the last one. Not recommended, by the way: vying for last place along with Martin Chuzzlewit.
     
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  26. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    1/76 The Thirst - Jo Nesbo
    2/76 Alt-America : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. David Neiwert
    3/76 Pursuit of Honour - Vince Flynn
    4/76 American Assassin - Vince Flynn
    5/76 Ardennes 1944 - Anthony Beevor
    6/76 The Last Nazi - Andrew Turpin
    7/76 The Old Bridge - Andrew Turpin
    8/76 Surviving the Evacuation : Book 12 Britain's End . - Frank Tayell.
    9/76 The Late Show - Michael Connelly
    10/76 Kill Shot- Vince Flynn
    11/76 The Last Man - Vince Flynn
    12/76 Order to Kill - Vince Flynn with Kyle Mills
    13/76 Nucleus - Rory Clements
    14/76 The Survivor - Vince Flynn with Kyle Mills
    15/76 East of Eden - John Steinbeck
    16/76 The Adulterants - Joe Dunthorne
    17/76 The Playboy of The Western World - JM Synge
    18/76 The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War , 1914 - Douglas Newton
    19/76 The Crow Trap - Ann Cleeves
    20/76 The Wolf - Alex Grecian
    21/76 The Force - Don Winslow
    22/76 Hard Road - J B Turner
    23/76 Tell No One - Harlan Coben
    24/76 Hard Kill - J B Turner

    *******
    25/76 Hard Wired - J B Turner
     
  27. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Still far too busy with work

    1) Wolff - Fire and Fury
    2) Feigenbaum - Tear Gas - pleasently surprised. Very much enjoyed
    3) Mark Fisher - The Weird and the Eerie
    4) Kilcullen - Blood Year: Islamic State and the failures of the war on terror
    5) JG Ballard - The Drowned World
    6) Geoff Manaugh - A Burglar's Guide to the City
    7) Graham - Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers - Really excellent. His Cities under Siege book is probably the best thing I've read on the 'militarisation' of cities. This is as good. He also has the comedy distinction of being arreseted vandalising cars with polite graffiti whilst in his pants
    Jesmond professor Stephen Graham shamed by conviction
    8) Lefebvre - Rhythmanalysis (re-read)
    9) Kahneman - Thinking, Fast and Slow
    10) Zizek - First as tragedy, then as farce
    11) Deutsch/Kuhn - Antifascism, Sports, Sobriety: Forging a militant working-class culture: Selected writings by Julius Deutsch
    12) Dyer-Witheford - Cyber-Proletariat - this is really excellent. Will have to go back and re-read CyberMarx I enjoyed this so much. Chapter 2 has some of the best short explanation of key marxist ideas I think I've ever read
    13) Hobsbawm & Rudé - Captain Swing
     
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  28. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    63. The Spanish Tragedy (c. 1592) - Thomas Kyd

    Having watched the current production of 'Hamlet' at the Globe in London (which features a fantastic 'comedic' performance by Richard Katz as Polonius) this is always a must read.
     
  29. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    1/76 The Thirst - Jo Nesbo
    2/76 Alt-America : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. David Neiwert
    3/76 Pursuit of Honour - Vince Flynn
    4/76 American Assassin - Vince Flynn
    5/76 Ardennes 1944 - Anthony Beevor
    6/76 The Last Nazi - Andrew Turpin
    7/76 The Old Bridge - Andrew Turpin
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