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

    11.8%
  8. 60-79

    9.8%
  9. 80-99

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  10. 100 and up

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  1. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    keeping it modest this year, 1 - 9, might actually do it.

    1: freeman and garety, paranoia, the psychology of persecutory delusions
    2: harvey, marx, capital, and the madness of economic reason
     
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  2. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    22. Agricola & Germania - Tacitus
     
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  3. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    work has impacted my reading time

    1) Wolff - Fire and Fury
    2) Feigenbaum - Tear Gas - pleasently surprised. Very much enjoyed
    3) Mark Fisher - The Weird and the Eerie
     
  4. Ptolemy

    Ptolemy like an unwound clock, I just don't seem to care.

    1/25. L'Assommoir - Émile Zola.
    2/25. La Bête humaine - Émile Zola.
    3/25. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert.
     
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  5. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    23. The Letter Of Marque - Patrick O'Brian
     
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  6. 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
     
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  7. 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)[/QUOTE]
    4. The Disneyization of Society - Alan Bryman
     
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  8. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    24. The Thirteen Gun Salute - Patrick O'Brian
     
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  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
     
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  10. 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
     
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  11. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara thoughts start with a laser sound

    1. Tim Ecott - Neutral Buoyancy
    2. Susan Cooper - The Dark Is Rising

    3. Naoki Higashida - The Reason I Jump
     
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  12. Red Cat

    Red Cat Well-Known Member

    Do you recommend the last one?
     
  13. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    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
     
  14. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    25. The Nutmeg Of Consolation - Patrick O'Brian
     
  15. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara thoughts start with a laser sound

    It was okay.
     
  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
     
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  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 Kermod - Hatchet Job
     
  18. 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
    4. Albert Camus - A Happy Death
    5. Orlando Figes - A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924

     
  19. 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

    Really enjoyed this. Some weighty old stuff in this kids/young adults book. Hero of the title is a 14 year-old alcoholic with possible links to the Russian Mafia so, yeah, we're not in Hogwarts here. Seen through the eyes of his uncool mate they nick a Lada and head off on a surreal road trip. Loads of stuff on the nature of friendship, the awkwardness of being 13, a nod or two towards JD Salinger and a book that's genuinely quite moving.

    * aka 'Why We Took The Car'
     
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  20. 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
    8. ‎ With the End in Mind- Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial - Kathryn Mannix
    9. ‎Hillbilly Eligy - J. D. Vance
     
  21. 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
     
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  22. 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
     
  23. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I was struggling to find good bedtime reads and so had a quick look at some of BoatieBird's reads as she seems to like some of the same things as me.
    I spotted some Ruth Rendell. I've usually dismissed her as I don't care for Wexford but I'm glad I bought and read

    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

    Thanks BoatieBird I feel like I did when when I first discovered Patricia Highsmith and had to read all her books :cool::D
     
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  24. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

    Glad to be of service Shirl :thumbs:
     
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  25. 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

    I've set myself the extra target of reading at least 50% women writers this year.
     
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  26. crossthebreeze

    crossthebreeze Well-Known Member

    1/15 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and other haunting tales
     
  27. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    26. Clarissa Oakes - Patrick O'Brian
    27. The Wine-Dark Sea - Patrick O'Brian
    28. The Second Sex - Simone de Beauvoir
    29. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
     
  28. 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
    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
     
  29. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    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
     
  30. Pickman's model

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

    1/50 david lightfoot, "winterman's company"
     

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