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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
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
So You've Been Publicly Shamed     by Jon Ronson                               9/10
Collapse    by Jared Diamond                                                                7/10
Big Science     by Michael Hiltzik                                                            8/10
The Youngest Science     by Lewis Thomas                                            6/10
Trigger Warning     by Neil Gaiman                                                        8/10


Currently Reading:
The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #1)    by Robert Caro


Possibly on the Docket:
more Neal Stephenson
American Prometheus (Robert Oppenheimer bio) by Kai Bird
grimacing my way through Go Set a Watchmen ?
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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
33) Trigger warning - Neil Gaiman
34) Armada - Ernest Cline
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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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Researcher, Publisher, Supporter of Social Change, Art Advocate, & Avid Thinker About Life