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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!


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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
The Physics of Imaginary Objects    by Tina May Hall                            5/10
The Bully Pulpit        by Doris Kearns Goodwin                                      8/10
Scientific Feuds        by Joel Levy                                                          6/10
Galapagos        by Kurt Vonnegut                                                         6/10
Stiff        by Mary Roach                                                                        8/10   
Americanah        by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie                                    9/10 
Spillover     by David Quammen                                                          10/10
The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle, #2)    by Neal Stephenson            9/10
Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks ...    by Joe Schwarcz                         6/10
The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman                                               8/10
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough                                            7/10
Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould                                                 10/10
Vortex (Spin #3) by Robert Charles Wilson                                          7/10


Currently Reading
Collapse by Jared Diamond



Looking Forward To
Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
pretending to read these giant LBJ bios by Robert Caro that everyone raves about
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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

Lord of Chaos  Book 6 of The Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan

Completed

The World According to Garp - John Irving - 6
Royal Assassin Book 2 of the Farseer Trilogy - Robin Hobb - 9
Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience, And Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand - 8

In the Queue

Billions & Billions: Thoughts On Life And Death At The Brink Of The Millennium - Carl Sagan
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
23) The light fantastic - Terry Pratchett
24) Equal rites - Terry Pratchett
25) 400 billion stars - Paul McAuley
26) Strong arm tactics - Jody Lynn Nye
27) What if? - Randall Munroe
28) Something coming through - Paul McAule
29) Dying for strangers - Brennan Morton
30) Titans - Edward W. Robertson
31) Mort - Terry Pratchett
32) Ghost fleet - P. W. Singer & August Cole
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Re: Books for 2015 - List
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2015, 08:10:16 PM »
I read between 100 and 150 books per year. Too many to list. I don't know the exact number because some are short, in other cases, I start a book, find it boring and set it aside. In some cases, such as Plutarch's Lives, they are reference books. 150/year is the number I have on Kindle. I occasionally read a printed book. I also have Nook.

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Re: Books for 2015 - List
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2015, 01:51:16 PM »
I guess I should start posting this list again. Losing the old ones was a God damned disaster.

We also lost 2014, so this list will cover 2 years, but I'm sure I lost even some of those to the internet demons.

Finally got around to plugging in all the stuff from this year. I should be up to date now, and go back to adding them as I finish them.

1.  Handmaiden's Tale – Margaret Atwood – 8.5
2.  Testament – Vicky Gendreau – 9
3.  D'une main sauvage – Virginie Beauregard D. – 7
4.  Magic - Vallum, issue 10:1 – 8
5.  Full Circle: Poems in the next degree – Deanna Smith – 6
6.  The Gospel of X – George Elliot Clarke – 7
7.  The Adventures of a Black Girl in Searth of God – Djanet Sears – 9.5
8.  Camus : Carnets – George Kilogeris – 8
9.  Le fond de l'air est rouge – Stefan Christoff – 8.5
10. Lame crépuscule – Marie-Paule Grimaldi – 8.5
11. An Abundance of Catherines – John Green – 9
12. D'espoir de mourir maigre – Charles Dionne – 7.5
13. Correspondances barbares – Annie Lafleur et Isabelle Donnais – 8
14. Open Field: 30 contemporary Canadian poets – Sina Queyras – 8.5
15. Midi tapant – Moyen fakirs de Joliette – 7
16. Full-time Miseries – Marianne Verville – 7.5
17. Sur Walter Benjamin – Theodor W. Adorno – 8.5
18. À l'oreille, à l'oral – Claudine Vachon – 8.5
19. Ghost From the Grand Banks – Arthur C. Clarke – 9
20. On Fracking – C. Alexia Lane – 8
21. On s'en câlisse – Collectif de débrayage – 9
22. Tenir tête – Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois – 8
23. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green – 9.5
24. Un peuple à genoux : 115 raisons de s'indigner – Essai libre – 9
25. The Temple of Dawn – Yukio Mishima – 8
26. Walkups : Scènes de la vie montréalaise – 7.5
27. Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinairy Twins – Mark Twain – 7
28. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns) – Mindy Kaling – 6
29. Vampires in the Lemon Grove – Karen Russel – 8
30. Unless – Carol Shields – 9.5
31. Les chroniques d'une fille indigne – Caroline Allard et Francis Desharnais – 7
32. Friends of My Youth – Alice Munroe – 8
33. Saints and Sinners – Edna O'brien – 8.5
34. The Loving Dead – Amelia Beamer – 8
35. L'Île sous la mer – Isabelle Allende – 9
36. La vie en prose – Yolande Villemaire – 7.5
37. 3 Lives – Gertrude Stein – 7
38. D'une main sauvage – Virginie Beauregard D. - 8
39. Le ciel de Bay City – Catherine Mavrikakis – 8.5
40. Life Before Man – Margaret Atwood – 8.5
41. Isabelle Allende – Eva Luna – 7.5
42. A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines – Janna Levin – 9
43. Les filles en série : Des Barbies aux Pussy Riot – Martine Delvaux – 8.5
44. Four Minutes to Midnight (Issue 13) – 8
45. Insel – Mina Loy – 10
46. La pratique du bleu – Louise Warren – 6.5
47. Snif : Poème de single ladies – Daphnée Chéyenne – 9
48. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood – 9
49. Un peuple à genoux 2014 – 9
50. La force de l'âge – Simone de Beauvoir – 8
51. La maison des esprits – Isabelle Allende – 8
52. Paper Towns – John Green – 8
53. Will Grayson, Will Grayson – 8.5
54. Insel – Mina Loy – 10
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Re: Books for 2015 - List
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2015, 11:12:29 AM »
Wow, what an extensive list! I am a research, writer, and publisher and love to meet people that read!

Right on!

Recently I just published my 4th journal issue. Mind adding this to your list? Its a unique intersection of science and humanities. Certainly only for those with an open mind and 100% nonfiction.

Thought Notebook Journal: Parallelism Of Cyclicality.
http://thoughtnotebook.org/issue-4.html

Happy reading in 2015!

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