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Books for 2015 - List
« on: January 07, 2015, 09:54:40 AM »
If you don't read at least one book a month this year, ISIS has officially won.  Don't give them the satisfaction!


Completed
The Path Between the Seas  by  David McCullough                            10/10
What If?      by  Randall Munroe                                                           9/10
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe   by Simon Singh                        8/10
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)   by Neal Stephenson                  9/10
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania  by Erik Larson            8/10
Phantoms in the Brain  by V. S. Ramachandran                                   7/10
A Dance With Dragons (ASOIAF #5) by George R. R. Martin               9/10
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out  by Richard Feynman                    7/10
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  by Mark Haddon   9/10
The Alchemy of Air   by Thomas Hager                                                 8/10
Spin (Spin #1)   by Robert Charles Wilson                                           7/10
The Ancestor's Tale    by Richard Dawkins                                            9/10
Axis (Spin #2)   by Robert Charles Wilson                                            6/10

Currently Reading
The Bully Pulpit        by Doris Kearns Goodwin


Looking Forward To
Spillover     by David Quammen
more Baroque cycle
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Re: Books for 2015 - List
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 10:14:51 AM »
My goal is to be in the 30 books area by year end.  I typically only read for about 1hr a day during my morning commute on the train and a bit on the weekends.

Currently Reading

Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience, And Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand

Completed

The World According to Garp - John Irving  6/10 (sorry folks, I just can't get into Irving)
Royal Assassin Book 2 of the Farseer Trilogy - Robin Hobb - 9/10 - Highly recommend this trilogy if you like fantasy.  I enjoyed this book a great deal.  Excellent middle book, continued the storyline and pace of the 1st book and ended with a stellar setup for book #3.

In the Queue

Lord of Chaos  Book 6 of The Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan
Billions & Billions: Thoughts On Life And Death At The Brink Of The Millennium - Carl Sagan (older book, I know.  But I still want to read it)
Guns Germs And Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond
Caliban's War Book 2 of the Expanse series - James S.A. Corey

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Re: Books for 2015 - List
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 09:33:01 PM »
Making a good start this year... Hopefully my list survives the year this time :D

Read
1. Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch
2. Already Dead - Charlie Huston
3. On Basilisk Station - David Weber
4. What If? - Randall Munroe
5. The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss
6. Tricked - Kevin Hearne
7. Trapped - Kevin Hearne
8. Hunted - Kevin Hearne
9. The Rook - Daniel O'Malley
10. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
11. Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey

Reading
The Broken Eye - Brent Weeks
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Re: Books for 2015 - List
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 05:23:12 AM »
Good thing skeptics don't believe in jinxes, Caffiene...

1) By schism rent asunder - David Weber
2) To sail a darkling sea - John Ringo
3) A manual for creating atheists - Peter Boghossian
4) Departure - A. G. Riddle
5) Trail mix - Paulita Kincer
6) Reefer madness - Eric Schlosser
7) Warship - Joshua Dalzelle
8  Starship eternal - M. R. Forbes
9) 2d6 - Robert Bevan
10) Fimbulwinter - E. William Brown
11) Game night - Jonny Nexus
12) Ich bin kein Berliner - Wladimir Kaminer
13) A darker shade of magic - V.  E. Schwab
14) Undeniable: evolution and the science of creation - Bill Nye
15) RedCon 1 - Michael Smith
16) The engineer wizard - Glenn Michaels
17) Pines - Blake Crouch
18) Kate on a hot tin roof - Niall Teasdale
19) Take the star road - Peter Grant
20) The colour of magic - Terry Pratchett
21) Hitler Homer Bible Christ - Richard Carrier
22) Artifact - Gregory Benford
« Last Edit: March 25, 2015, 02:27:35 PM by Grimner »
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