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Offline Tatyana

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Book List 2014
« on: April 21, 2014, 05:26:14 PM »
I don't think we are going to get the old one back, and if I don't start recording my read titles somewhere soon, I will forget.

The Science of Discworld 1
The Science of Discworld 2

Neil Gaiman
American Gods

Jon Ronson
Lost at Sea
Them: Adventures with Extremists
The Psychopath Test

Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Days of Blood and Starlight
Night of Cake and Puppets
Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Septimus Heap - Angie Sage

Honor Harrington- David Weber
A Beautiful Friendship
Fire Season
Treecat Wars
More than Honor
Worlds of Honor
Changer of Worlds
Service of the Sword
Crown of Slaves

Philip Pullman
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

This book is a part of the Canongate Myth series, of which this is my third, The Penelopiad and Heavy are the others and highly recommended.

Charlaine Harris
Dead but not Forgotten

George R.R. Martin-A Song of Ice and Fire - an enjoyable but monumental audiobook experience

Game of Thrones - 33 hours of listening
A Clash of Kings - 37 hours of listening
A Storm of Swords - 47.5 hours of listening
A Feast for Crows - 34 hours
A Dance with Dragons - 49 hours

I can't wait for the next book, I must admit I am sad stepping out of the RR. Martin universe right now

Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake
The Year of the Flood

The Handmaiden's Tale - almost 30 years old and stands the test of time, I enjoyed this as much as the first time I read it.

Moral Disorder

The Dresden Files - Jim Butcher
Skin Games

The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games - I actually read this rather than listen to it

Divergent Trilogy - Veronica Roth
Divergent (what a super shitty book)

The Gentleman Bastard Series - Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora

Christopher Moore

Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story
You Suck: A Love Story
Bite Me: A Love Story (I started with the third in a trilogy and it made me laugh)

A Dirty Job

Pine Cove Series - Christopher Moore
Practical Demonkeeping
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

The Island of the Sequined Love Nun

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Sacre Bleu - one of his best I think

Coyote Blue

Umberto Eco
Prague Cemetery

Dune Series - Frank Herbert

Dune Messiah

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Re: Book List 2014
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 07:24:27 PM »
Just read a fun book
The Martian   by Weir, Andy
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Re: Book List 2014
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 10:26:41 PM »
The Brothers Kinzer, Stephen
Ender's Game  Card, Orson Scott
Candide   Voltaire
Why Evolution Is True Coyne, Jerry A.
American Gods   Gaiman, Neil
The Emperor of All Maladies   Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Dune Messiah   Herbert, Frank
Life, the Universe and Everything    Adams, Douglas
The Code Book   Singh, Simon
The Quiet American   Greene, Graham
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish    Adams, Douglas
The Ghost Map    Johnson, Steven
Snow Crash   Stephenson, Neal
Golden Holocaust Proctor, Robert N.
Longitude   Sobel, Dava
The World According to Garp   Irving, John
Thinking Fast and Slow    Kahneman, Daniel
Mostly Harmless    Adams, Douglas
A Game of Thrones    Martin, George R. R.
A Clash of Kings    Martin, George R. R.
Neverwhere    Neil Gaiman
The Blood Meridian    Cormac McCarthy
The Making of the Atomic Bomb    Richard Rhodes
A Storm of Swords    Martin, George R. R.
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families   Gourevitch, Philip
A Planet of Viruses    Zimmer, Carl
Chaos: The Making of a New Science   Gleick, James
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History    Kolbert, Elizabeth
Starship Troopers    Heinlein, Robert
Mortality    Hitchens, Christopher
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln       Goodwin, Doris Kearns

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A Feast for Crows    Martin, George R. R.
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Re: Book List 2014
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 10:59:04 AM »
Well, been thinking to sort out a new list.

1) The ultimate hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy - Douglas Adams
2) Feet of clay - Anthony Storr
3) Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire
4) Ark Royal - Christopher Nuttall
5) A primate's memoir - Robert M. Sapolsky
6) Mission zero - S. J. MacDonald
7) Karadon - S. J. MacDonald
8) XD:317 - S. J. MacDonald
9) Liar's poker - Michael Lewis
10) Look who's back - Timur Vermes
11) A Sword into darkness - Thomas A. Mays
12) Breakers - Edward W. Robertson
13) Going home - A. American
14) Rabid - Libby Zangle
15) Why I became an atheist - John W. Loftus
16) NPCs - Drew Hayes
17) Cross stich - Diana Gabaldon
18) Fluency - Jennifer Foehner Wells
19) Omega rising - Joshua Dalzelle
20) The harvest - Anne Ferretti
21) Last woman - Jacqueline Druga
22) Warstrider - Ian Douglas
23) Moon called - Patricia Briggs
24) The Rhesus Chart - Charles Stross
25) Jumper - Steven Gould
26) Reflex - Steven Gould
27) Fluke - Christopher Moore
28) The serpent of Venice: A novel - Christopher Moore
29) Jesus, Interrupted - Bart D. Ehrman
30) Warstrider: Rebellion - Ian Douglas
31) The Dark Lord's handbook - Paul Dale
32) Valor's choice - Tanya Huff
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Re: Book List 2014
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 07:15:35 PM »
01. Ningen shikkaku by Dazai Osamu
02. Botchan by Natsume Soseki
03. Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
04. Torokeru tekkoujo vol. 1 by Nomura Munehiro
05. Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich
06. The Diet Fix by Yoni Freedhoff
07. Fluent in 3 Months by Benny Lewis
08. A Thousand Times More Fair by Kenji Yoshino
09. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
10. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
11. Einstein by Walter Isaacson
12. The Natural History of Nonsense by Bergen Evans
13. The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
14. Anti-intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter
15. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel Dennett
16. Sparks of Genius by Michèle & Robert Root-Bernstein
17. Remembering the Kanji by James Heisig
18. Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett
19. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent
20. The Divide by Matt Taibbi
21. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
22. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
23. How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
24. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dummies by Rhena Branch & Rob Willson
25. Feeling Good by David Burns
26. The Myth of the Rational Voter by Bryan Caplan
27. No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald
28. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
29. Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
30. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
31. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
32. Traumnovelle by Arthur Schnitzler
33. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
34. Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas
35. Monkeys with Typewriters by Scarlett Thomas
36. Brainworks by Michael Sweeney
37. Think Like a Freak by Stephen Dubner & Steven Levitt
38. How Not to Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg
39. New England and the Bavarian Illuminati by Vernon Stauffer
40. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
41. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
42. Brain Rules by John Medina
43. You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier
44. Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
45. Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier
46. Ungifted by Scott Kaufman
47. Study Smart, Study Less by Anne Crossman
48. Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg
49. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
50. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
51. The Book by Alan Watts
52. The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
53. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
54. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
55. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
56. No One Left to Lie To by Christopher Hitchens
57. Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs
58. Consciousness and the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene
59. Dune by Frank Herbert
60. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
61. Madness by Marya Hornbacher
62. Say What? by Gena Gorrell
63. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
64. The Woman in the Mirror by Cynthia Bulik
65. 935 Lies by Charles Lewis
66. Everything is Obvious by Duncan Watts
67. Raising My Rainbow by Lori Duron
68. Thinking Out Loud by Anna Quindlen
69. Careless People by Sarah Churchwell
70. The Happy Atheist by PZ Myers
71. World on Fire by Amy Chua
72. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
73. Ash by Malinda Lo
74. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
75. Darwin's Ghosts by Rebecca Stott
76. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
77. The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
78. The Good Women of China by Xinran
79. Reimagining Equality by Anita Hill
80. Fraternity by Diane Brady
81. How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
82. Bellwether by Connie Willis
83. 10% Happier by Dan Harris
84. 1Q84 by Murakami Haruki
85. Economics by Ha-Joon Chang
86. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
87. Plato at the Googleplex by Rebecca Goldstein
88. Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
89. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
90. What If? by Randall Munroe
91. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
92. Embassytown by China Miéville
93. That's the Way It Was by Vida Prince
94. The United States of Paranoia by Jesse Walker
95. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
96. The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
97. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
98. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
99. Joss Whedon by Amy Pascale
100. The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
101. The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
102. An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
103. Antifragile by Nassim Taleb
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Re: Book List 2014
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 04:06:05 AM »
I cant remember my list now. I think I read some I already owned (The Hobbit? Brent Weeks' Night Angel trilogy?), but I only remember the ones I bought this year and read:

The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
Wool - Hugh Howey
The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson
The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie
Hounded - Kevin Hearne

Perdido Street Station - China Mieville
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Re: Book List 2014
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 02:18:25 PM »
I'm just going to start with what is waiting to be cleaned off my Kindle.  I know there were others early in the year but I can't remember what all they were.

01.  Scott Lynch - The Lies of Locke Lamora
02.  Scott Lynch - Red Seas Under Red Skies
03.  Scott Lynch - The Republic of Thieves
04.  Brian Greene - The Elegant Universe
05.  Holly Black - Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
06.  Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edgehill - Arcanum 101
07.  Dia Reeves - Bleeding Violet
08.  James Gleick - Genius
09.  Yahtzee Croshaw - Mogworld
10.  Wil Wheaton - The Happiest Days of Our Lives
11.  Corey Doctorow & Charles Stross - The Rapture of the Nerds.
12.  John Scalzi - The God Engines
13.  Various - Zombies vs Unicorns
14.  Donald Belcham and Kyle Baley - Brownfield Application Development in .NET
15.  Cory Doctorow - When Sysadmins Ruled The World
16.  Various - Lovecraft's Monsters
17.  Cory Doctorow - For the Win
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Re: Book List 2014
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2014, 05:38:43 PM »
Bumpity Bump.

Is anyone else going for the 52 books in a year thing?

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Re: Book List 2014
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2014, 06:30:17 PM »
Bumpity Bump.

Is anyone else going for the 52 books in a year thing?

I'm shooting for 40, which is what I read last year.  Unfortunately have a few 700+ page history books sitting on the shelves, which is probably going to nix that goal.

I also plan on requesting this thread to be stickied on December 31.

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Re: Book List 2014
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2014, 05:08:06 PM »
Bumpity Bump.

Is anyone else going for the 52 books in a year thing?

Yes, probably going to make it... if I ever finish the pile of sci-fi books I've thrown away in disgust.
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Re: Book List 2014
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2014, 06:54:43 PM »
1. Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton
2. Harlan Coben, Six Years
3. Jo Nesbo, The Bat
4. Ian Mortimer, The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England
5. Mark Lewisohn, Tune In: The Beatles – All these Years
6. Angus Murdock, Boom Copper
7. Linda Ronstadt, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir
8. Daniel Dennett, Intuition Pumps
9. Doris Kearnes Goodwin, The Bully Pulpit
10. Graham Greene, The Honorary Consul
11. Lawrence Krauss, A Universe from Nothing
12. David Lindley, Uncertainty: Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science
13. Bruce Hood, The Self Illusion: How the Social Brain Creates Identity
14. Frederick Buechner, The Storm
15. Sam Harris, Free Will
16. Frederick Buechner, The Final Beast
17. Rob Espencheid, Shiloh Firefly
18. John Brockman, What We Believe But Cannot Prove
19. Dave Von Ronk, The Mayor of Macdougal Street
20. Bruce Hood, SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable
21. Martin Troost, Headhunters on my Doorstep
22. David Sloane Wilson, Darwin's Cathedral
23. Ken Caillat, Making Rumours
24. Roy Baumeister, Willpower
25. Leonard Mlodinow, The Drunkard's Walk
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