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?

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  2. 1-9

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  3. 10-19

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  4. 20-29

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  5. 30-39

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  6. 40-49

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  7. 50-59

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  1. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    1/25 A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman
    2/25 Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
    3/25 The Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam
    4/25 Stop Walking On Eggshells by Paul T Mason and Randi Kreger
    5/25 Everywoman by Jess Phillips.
    6/25 Montaigne by Stefan Zweig.
    7/25 So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
    8/25 I'll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara.
    9/25 The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid
    10/25 The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

    11/25 The Trouble With Lichen by John Wyndham
     
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  2. 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)
    15/26 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
    16/26 - Laughing Gas by P.G. Wodehouse
    17/26 - Post Office by Charles Bukowski (reread)
     
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  3. 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
    31/65 - Ruth Rendell - Not in The Flesh
    32/65 - James M Cain - Mildred Pierce
    33/65 - Ruth Rendell - A Monster in the Box
    34/54 - Peter James - Dead if You Don't
    35/65 - Stephen King - The Outsider (6/10)

    36/65 - Ruth Rendell - The Vault

    I know you don't really like her Wexford books Shirl, but if you ever read A Sight For Sore Eyes (a non-Wexford), you should follow it up with this one...
     
  4. 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
    26/76 Hard Way - J B Turner
    27/76 Hard Fall - J B Turner
    28/76 Surviving The Evacuation: Book 13: Future's Beginning - Frank Tayell
    29/76 Seven Bridges - LJ Ross
    30/76 Please Kill Me : The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain.
    31/76 My Father's Wake : How The Irish Teach Us To Live , Love And Die - Kevin Toolis
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    32/76 The Pick , The Spade and the Crow - Bill Rogers
     
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  5. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Thanks, I haven't read A Sight For Sore Eyes. It's now next on my list and followed by The Vault. I've a feeling I'm going to get through this year having read nothing but Ruth Rendell :oops::facepalm:

    Oh, just noticed I've managed to sneak in two by Lisa Jewell :D
     
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  6. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

    I've only got 1 more Wexford to go and then I'll have read (or re-read) all 24 of them :oops:
    I'll be sad to finish them :(

    Anyone got any suggestions for another crime series I can work my way through?
     
  7. 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
    26/76 Hard Way - J B Turner
    27/76 Hard Fall - J B Turner
    28/76 Surviving The Evacuation: Book 13: Future's Beginning - Frank Tayell
    29/76 Seven Bridges - LJ Ross
    30/76 Please Kill Me : The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain.
    31/76 My Father's Wake : How The Irish Teach Us To Live , Love And Die - Kevin Toolis
    32/76 The Pick , The Spade and the Crow - Bill Rogers

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    33/76 Six Years - Harlan Coben
     
  8. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Jo Nesbo , Michael Connelly, Ann Cleeves (Shetland).
     
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  9. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

    I'm considering Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series :thumbs:
     
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  10. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Well worth it
     
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  11. 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
    13/60 Rene Goscinny & Albert Uderzo - Asterix In Britain
    14/60 Judd Apatow - Sick In The Head: Conversations About Life & Comedy
    15/60 Emmanuel Carrere - The Adversary: A True Story Of Monstrous Deception
    16/60 Darren McGarvey - Poverty Safari
    17/60 China Mieville - Three Moments Of An Explosion
    18/60 Richard Scott - Soho
    19/60 Andrew Hankinson - You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life (You Are Raoul Moat)
    20/60 Jonathan Ames - You Were Never Really Here
     
  12. PursuedByBears

    PursuedByBears Go stick your head in a pig

    1/30 Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
    2/30 China Miéville - October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
    3/30 Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
    4/30 Philip Reeve - Mortal Engines
    5/30 David Peace - Red Riding 1974
    6/30 William Wordsworth - Selected Poems (ed. Stephen Logan)
    7/30 Brandon Sanderson - Oathbringer
    8/30 Frances Hardinge - The Lie Tree
    9/30 William Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing
    10/30 William Shakespeare - Macbeth
    11/30 George Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra Flying
    12/30 Fiona Staples - Brian K Vaughan - Saga issues 1-50
    13/30 Larry McMurtry - Streets of Laredo
    14/30 Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    15/30 Roald Dahl - The Witches
    16/30 Jonathan Coe - What a Carve Up!
    17/30 Pat Mills - Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! 2000AD and Judge Dredd: the secret history
    18/30 Angela Nagle - Kill All Normies
    19/30 Pat Mills - Serial Killer book 1: Read em and weep
    20/30 Edward Lear - Complete Nonsense (ed. Holbrook Jackson)
    21/30 Roald Dahl - The BFG
    22/30 Adrian Tchaikovsky - Children of Time
    23/30 James SA Corey - Nemesis Games (The Expanse vol 5)
    24/30 Graham Greene - Brighton Rock

    25/30 Pat Mills - Joe Colquhoun - Charley's War vols 1-3
     
  13. PursuedByBears

    PursuedByBears Go stick your head in a pig

    1/30 Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
    2/30 China Miéville - October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
    3/30 Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
    4/30 Philip Reeve - Mortal Engines
    5/30 David Peace - Red Riding 1974
    6/30 William Wordsworth - Selected Poems (ed. Stephen Logan)
    7/30 Brandon Sanderson - Oathbringer
    8/30 Frances Hardinge - The Lie Tree
    9/30 William Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing
    10/30 William Shakespeare - Macbeth
    11/30 George Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra Flying
    12/30 Fiona Staples - Brian K Vaughan - Saga issues 1-50
    13/30 Larry McMurtry - Streets of Laredo
    14/30 Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    15/30 Roald Dahl - The Witches
    16/30 Jonathan Coe - What a Carve Up!
    17/30 Pat Mills - Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! 2000AD and Judge Dredd: the secret history
    18/30 Angela Nagle - Kill All Normies
    19/30 Pat Mills - Serial Killer book 1: Read em and weep
    20/30 Edward Lear - Complete Nonsense (ed. Holbrook Jackson)
    21/30 Roald Dahl - The BFG
    22/30 Adrian Tchaikovsky - Children of Time
    23/30 James SA Corey - Nemesis Games (The Expanse vol 5)
    24/30 Graham Greene - Brighton Rock
    25/30 Pat Mills - Joe Colquhoun - Charley's War vols 1-3

    26/30 Philip Reeve - Predator's Gold
     
  14. PursuedByBears

    PursuedByBears Go stick your head in a pig

    1/30 Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
    2/30 China Miéville - October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
    3/30 Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
    4/30 Philip Reeve - Mortal Engines
    5/30 David Peace - Red Riding 1974
    6/30 William Wordsworth - Selected Poems (ed. Stephen Logan)
    7/30 Brandon Sanderson - Oathbringer
    8/30 Frances Hardinge - The Lie Tree
    9/30 William Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing
    10/30 William Shakespeare - Macbeth
    11/30 George Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra Flying
    12/30 Fiona Staples - Brian K Vaughan - Saga issues 1-50
    13/30 Larry McMurtry - Streets of Laredo
    14/30 Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    15/30 Roald Dahl - The Witches
    16/30 Jonathan Coe - What a Carve Up!
    17/30 Pat Mills - Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! 2000AD and Judge Dredd: the secret history
    18/30 Angela Nagle - Kill All Normies
    19/30 Pat Mills - Serial Killer book 1: Read em and weep
    20/30 Edward Lear - Complete Nonsense (ed. Holbrook Jackson)
    21/30 Roald Dahl - The BFG
    22/30 Adrian Tchaikovsky - Children of Time
    23/30 James SA Corey - Nemesis Games (The Expanse vol 5)
    24/30 Graham Greene - Brighton Rock
    25/30 Pat Mills - Joe Colquhoun - Charley's War vols 1-3
    26/30 Philip Reeve - Predator's Gold

    26/30 John Arden - Serjeant Musgrave's Dance
     
  15. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    1/20 The Lake of Darkness - Ruth Rendell
    2/20 The Face of Tresspass - Ruth Rendell
    3/20 A Demon in my View -Ruth Rendell
    4/20 Make Death Love Me -Ruth Rendell
    5/20 Dark Corners - Ruth Rendell
    6/20 One Across, Two Down - Ruth Rendell
    7/20 Then She was Gone - Lisa Jewell
    8/20 The Girls- Lisa Jewell
    9/20 A Judgement in Stone - Ruth Rendell
    10/20 The Secret House of Death - Ruth Rendell
    11/20 The Keys to the Street - Ruth Rendell
    12/20 Live Flesh
     
  16. 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
    31/65 - Ruth Rendell - Not in The Flesh
    32/65 - James M Cain - Mildred Pierce
    33/65 - Ruth Rendell - A Monster in the Box
    34/54 - Peter James - Dead if You Don't
    35/65 - Stephen King - The Outsider (6/10)
    36/65 - Ruth Rendell - The Vault

    37/65 - Paula Hawkins - The Girl on The Train
     
  17. 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
    10/19 - Roger Ebert - A Kiss is Still a Kiss
    11/19 - Suggs - That Close
    12/19 - Mark E. Smith - Renegade

    13/19 - Alan Bennett - A Life Like Other People's - Bennett's usual blend of touching, poignant, cynical and gently humorous storytelling
    14/19 - Charlie Brooker - I Can Make You Hate - like everything Brooker does there are lots of great thoughts and ideas padded out with endless streams of calculated bile and cynicism...
     
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  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    16/30 Dan Hancox - Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime
     
  19. 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
    17/50 Whatever Love Means, David Baddiel
    18/50 Peekaboo, I See You, Willow Rose
    19/50 Bed, David Whitehouse
    20/50 The Outsider, Stephen King
    21/50 Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
    22/50 Moxie, Jennifer Mathieu
    23/50 The Breakdown, BA Paris
     
  20. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    3: gelders sterne, incident in yorkville
    4: mcphee, los angeles against the mountains

    () = didn't finish
     
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  21. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    1/40 Days Without End - Sebastian Barry
    2/40 The High Window - Raymond Chandler
    3/40 An Artist Of The Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro
    4/40 The Steel Remains - Richard K Morgan
    5/40 Simulacrum - Ken Liu
    6/40 Here Comes The Sun - Nicole Dennis-Benn
    7/40 Train Dreams - Denis Johnson
    8/40 Voyage In The Dark - Jean Rhys
    9/40 The Vesuvius Club - Mark Gatiss
    10/40 The Red Pony - John Steinbeck
    11/40 Nothing But The Night - John Blackburn
    12/40 The Motel Life - Willy Vlautin
    13/40 The Scar - China Miéville
    14/40 Madonna In A Fur Coat - Sabahattin Ali
    15/40 Avoidant: How to Love (or Leave) a Dismissive Partner - Jeb Kinnison
    16/40 The Missing - Tim Gautreaux
    17/40 Rave - Irvine Welsh
    18/40 Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
     
  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    14/50 the fenians were dreadful men: the 1867 rising
     
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  23. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

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  24. 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
    7/25 - The Gift of Rain - Tan Twang Eng
    8/25 - The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
    9/25 - The Postman Always Rings Twice -James M Cain
    10/25 - Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
     
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  25. 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)
    15/26 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
    16/26 - Laughing Gas by P.G. Wodehouse
    17/26 - Post Office by Charles Bukowski (reread)
    18/26 - The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
     
  26. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    1/40 Mark Greif - Against Everything
    2/40 Richard Morgan - Altered Carbon
    3/40 Michele Wallace - Invisibility Blues
    4/40 Connie Willis - Blackout
    5/40 Kathleen Taylor - Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control
    6/40 Margaret Atwood - Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
    7/40 Usrula K le Guin - A Wizard of Earthsea
    8/40 Naomi Alderman - The Power
    9/40 R. D. Laing - The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise
    10/40 Rebecca Solnit - Wanderlust: A History of Walking
    11/40 William Gibson - Pattern Recognition
    12/40 Barbara & Karen Fields - Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life
    13/40 Laura James - Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neuroptypical World
    14/40 Erik Hazan - First Measures of the Coming Insurrection
    15/40 William Gibson - Spook Country
    16/40 Carl Sagan - The Demon-Haunted World

    17/40 Becky Chambers - A Closed and Common Orbit
    18/40 Rebecca Solnit - The Mother of all Questions

    Solnit's book, written in 2014 and 2015, unfortunately namechecks both Louis CK and Aziz Ansari as admirable examples of men helping to tackle the endemic abuse of women :(
     
  27. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Unfortunetly been super busy with work so my book reading has gone down the pan

    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
    14) Bradley L. Garrett - Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City - Really enjoyable book about urbex. Tempts me to go clambering into empty buildings again
    15) Kristin Ross - Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune - really highlighted how comparitevly little I know of the Paris Commune. Must read some more around it
    16) Lefebvre - Marxist Thought and the City - one for Lefebvre completists only
    17) Mailer - The Fight - with the exception of a few dodgy passages, hugely enjoyed this
     
  28. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    What were both of these like? I'm expecting the Haider book to be decent, just going off of Viewpoint, and the Trilling has been sitting on my shelf unread for years
     
  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
    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
    26/76 Hard Way - J B Turner
    27/76 Hard Fall - J B Turner
    28/76 Surviving The Evacuation: Book 13: Future's Beginning - Frank Tayell
    29/76 Seven Bridges - LJ Ross
    30/76 Please Kill Me : The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain.
    31/76 My Father's Wake : How The Irish Teach Us To Live , Love And Die - Kevin Toolis
    32/76 The Pick , The Spade and the Crow - Bill Rogers
    33/76 Six Years - Harlan Coben

    *******
    34/76 Canada - Richard Ford
     
  30. 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
    13/60 Rene Goscinny & Albert Uderzo - Asterix In Britain
    14/60 Judd Apatow - Sick In The Head: Conversations About Life & Comedy
    15/60 Emmanuel Carrere - The Adversary: A True Story Of Monstrous Deception
    16/60 Darren McGarvey - Poverty Safari
    17/60 China Mieville - Three Moments Of An Explosion
    18/60 Richard Scott - Soho
    19/60 Andrew Hankinson - You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life (You Are Raoul Moat)
    20/60 Jonathan Ames - You Were Never Really Here
    21/60 Ursula Leguin - The Dispossessed - fucking brilliant sci fi - really made me think and is still making me think. I must try her other books - Left Hand Of Darkness or Lathe Of Heaven to start with (though I also have an unread Earthsea trilogy waiting on my shelves.
     
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