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

    5.9%
  3. 10-19

    23.5%
  4. 20-29

    21.6%
  5. 30-39

    13.7%
  6. 40-49

    9.8%
  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. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Remembered something else nauseating about the alt-america book - the smug author unashamedly uses the word 'boffo'.
     
  2. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    its also in wolffs fire&fury book. Had to google it last night. also: hondling
     
  3. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    1/25 Walk Through Walls: A Memoir - Marina Abramović
     
  4. iona

    iona toxic clown

    1/25 A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin
    2/25 A Life for the Stars - 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
     
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  5. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    10. Pierce Penniless his Supplication to the Devil - Thomas Nashe
    11. The Surgeon's Mate - Patrick O'Brian
     
  6. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    1/25 A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman
    2/25 Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff (thanks to sources here....ahem)
    3/25 The Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam
     
  7. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    9 - Russia and the Western Far Right - Anton Shekhovtsov
    10 - Nietzsche and Jewish Culture - Jacob Golomb
     
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  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    2/30 Cyrus Bozorgmehr - Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1

    Pretty great high octane stuff from the old Etonian who ended up working on the Wu's mad project to release an album in a limited edition of one.
     
  9. pennimania

    pennimania still dre and drooling

    1. Lady Susan - Jane Austen
    2. Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom - Nik Cohn
    3. Little Women/Good Wives - Louisa May Alcott (possibly the 20th reread always a joy)
     
  10. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    1. Mark Greif - Against Everything
    2. Richard Morgan - Altered Carbon
    3. Michele Wallace - Invisibility Blues
     
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  11. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    12. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
    13. Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race - Reni-Eddo Lodge
     
  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
     
  13. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    14. Pamela; Or Virtue Rewarded - Samuel Richardson
     
  14. 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*)

    * I've set myself a sub-target of 10 books over 500 pages, this is the first of them.
     
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  15. strung out

    strung out (",)

    1/25 The Ritual – Adam Nevill
    2/25 Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries - Jon Ronson

    Listened to this one as an audiobook to make the most of my daily drive to/from work. This should help me hit my target a little easier, although I've found some audiobooks really difficult to get into, depending on the narrator and type of book.
     
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  16. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    1. The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
    2. The Fifth Season - N. K. Jemisin
    3. The Brothers Ashkenazi - I. J. Singer
    4. Chronicle of a Death Foretold- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    5. The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View- Ellen Meiksins Wood
    6. ‎ Burial Rights- Hannah Kent
     
  17. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    1/40 Days Without End - Sebastian Barry
     
  18. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    3/39: Gest, Justin - The new minority: White working class poliics in an age of immigration and inequality

    By the way, does anyone else find Fredric Jameson's cultural marxism a pain in the arse?
     
  19. 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
     
  20. 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 (no, not that Paul Mason) and Randi Kreger
     
  21. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    1/30 The Bottom Corner - Nige Tassell
    2/30 Long Road From Jarrow - Stuart Maconie

    Ace book. Part contemporary social comment, part history lesson, a good dose of fine travel writing and, crucially, what makes the perfect pork pie. There's as much on modern Britain as there is on the Jarrow March and it has the best bit of genuinely balanced writing I've yet read on Brexit. Really recommend this.

    Sample quote: ''The people who sneer about the nanny state are the people most likely to have had nannies.''

    ETA to tag sojourner. I know she was interested in this.

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  22. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    15. The Ionian Mission - Patrick O'Brian
     
  23. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    1. The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
    2. The Fifth Season - N. K. Jemisin
    3. The Brothers Ashkenazi - I. J. Singer
    4. Chronicle of a Death Foretold- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    5. The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View- Ellen Meiksins Wood
    6. ‎ Burial Rights- Hannah Kent
    7. ‎ Strike! - Jeremy Brecher
     
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  24. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    1. Radclyffe Hall - The Well of Loneliness
    2. Carson McCullers - The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
    3. Olivia Laing - The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
     
  25. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    Bit of a theme there
     
  26. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    1/25 Walk Through Walls: A Memoir - Marina Abramović
    2/25 Human Traces - Sebastian Faulks
     
  27. 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 - claustrophobic, nasty and compelling. Liked that.
     
  28. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    1/25 Blood Sympathy by Reginald Hill (Reread)

    2/25 Men in White Suits: Liverpool FC in the 1990s - The Players' Stories by Simon Hughes
     
  29. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I've spent a long time (almost two years) not reading. Mainly because my eyes started to go (and it really bothered me), my attention span reduced massively and I've found concentrating on small words in long books a real struggle, and I wasn't enjoying it. I was frustrated that I wasn't enjoying it and that I couldn't concentrate so I just stopped reading. I subscribe to 3 music and 2 film mags and read them cover to cover every month, so it's not like I am not engaging with the written word at all.

    Just before xmas I picked up Grayson Perry's The Descent of Man and read it in a week and it kick started me back in. So I am go to challenge myself into to getting back into reading, I'll start by setting myself a 10 - 19 goal and see how I go.

    I have two under my belt already (dry Jan innit)

    1/19 - Mark Kermode - The Good, The Bad and the Multiplex
    2/19 - Mark Kermode - It's Only a Movie
     
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  30. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    3/25 The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2018

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