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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 07:52:22 AM »
I'm starting the year off with Practical Magic.



I set my GoodReads challenge goal to a reasonable 50 this year. I used to manage over 100 a year but last year I just couldn't do it, and stressed about the challenge until I finally just dropped it down to 0 so I wouldn't have to see it taunting me lol. I read 60 last year so 50 should be doable this year.

I plan to reread The Stand at some point.



and I want to finish Justin Cronin's trilogy (once I buy the last book and reread the first book)


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 01:09:52 PM »
I'm re-reading this GEM: Handbook to Higher Consciousness by Ken Keyes Jr.






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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 04:19:18 PM »
I'm reading Robin Hobb's Assassin's Quest. Then I'll be on to the Liveship's trilogy.


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 11:01:25 AM »
My goal is to read 4999 books in 2018. Unbelievable? Someone told me if you wish to go up to the top of the mountain, you'll pass half of the way at least! I've finished The Magic of Oz, Better writing right now! Now I'm reading Harry Potter: The Chamber of Secrets. You-know-who wrote it)

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 02:35:07 PM »
I wanted to read more than last year, but I am already off to a bad start. I am being defeated by cedar/juniper pollens. I never was allergic until I moved here and even then, I don't get very sniffy, but my eyes get dry and its hard to read for long sessions. I have some other side effects I never knew could be from pollens.  :-\

Anywho, only 2 books in so far in the new year.

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I always feel like I am there with these books and I like the setting being in britain. Still looking for more mysteries set in britain, not in the US.

I am starting the next in the St. Mary's series. I think.
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i have a few library loans lined up I have to read after it.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 12:42:10 PM »
The Rabbit Back Literature Society, a strange and enchanting Finnish book a friend recommended several years ago. Described aptly as "Twin Peaks meets the Brothers Grimm", it is very good, in a clever, unsentimental and twisted sort of way.


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 11:34:35 AM »
I just started City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. She is sublime at descriptions of food and clothing and the world-building is mesmerizing.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 01:06:40 PM »
I just started the Justin Cronin's trilogy. Its really good so far.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2018, 11:50:05 AM »
Finishing up with Hugo's The Man Who Laughs in French, continuing with Tolstoy's Anna Karenina in Russian, and planning to start Chateaubriand's Atala and Rene.  :)


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2018, 04:32:53 PM »
Prince of Nothing series, maybe Senlin Ascends. I don't have a great idea of what I'm doing this year. At least not yet.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 08:26:51 AM »
I'll reread the books by Rhonda Byne. These are amazing. 
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2018, 09:02:31 AM »
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown






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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2018, 04:26:40 PM »
I started the year with a history book on the American revolution.
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 11:13:13 AM »
Slowly making my way through the Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks and really loving a bit of Elric at the moment. I've also got a few Jack Vance and Guy Gavriel Kay lined up as well as the latest Robin Hobb trilogy... just not enough time...
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2018, 04:04:37 PM »

This is the second book in the series. I read the first earlier this week. It is a historical mystery series.
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 09:28:57 PM »


Elizabeth's Spymaster: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War That Saved England by Robert Hutchinson

I'm enjoying this one quite a lot so far.  Hutchinson obviously did a ton of period research for it. 


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2018, 08:23:35 AM »
The City and The Stars by Arthur C. Clarke







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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2018, 11:39:09 AM »
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas






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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2018, 08:26:20 AM »
I'm reading a lot of historical fiction at the moment, especially if set in medieval, England. I also love humorous fantasy and keep going back to Terry Pratchett; a huge influence for me. Favorite authors I'll be looking out for this year are Angus Donald. Michael Jecks, Andrew Buckley and a few others I have on my radar. Too many books and not enough time to read them all LOL
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2018, 10:34:25 AM »


Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One by Alison Weir

I must admit that I'm having problems with this one.  I've enjoyed several of Weir's history books before, but there's not a lot of documentary evidence for the time period she covers in The Queens of the Conquest, and there must be at least 100 pages that describe only bequests to monestaries and nunneries.  These parts should have been edited out for being incredibly boring.  But if you can read around the dull bits, there's worthwhile information inside. 


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2018, 08:07:27 AM »
I recently read:
  The Braque Connection (Book 3) (Genevieve Lenard) by Estelle Ryan. The third in the series - recommended to me by several members here - and I think I'm enjoying it more as I get into it and get to know the characters. An unusual main character and intelligent, well thought out plots that get your brain working. There are about 12 books to date but I'm price watching before I buy and so far have managed to get all the first three for free. Having said that they are good enough I'd be willing to pay for them if no freebies were forthcoming.

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Artemis by Andy Weir is proving to be a bit tedious. I loved Andy Weir's first book The Martian - the book was way better than the movie - but I'm struggling with this one to the point where I'm not even sure I want to finish it. I'm particularly missing the humour of the previous book - Jazz Bashara isn't as entertaining as Mark Watney. As a side note, I'll be interested to see what Hollywood makes of this if they decide to make a movie - a non US centric moonbase and a female Saudi muslim as the main protaganist isn't really standard blockbuster material, refreshing though it is.
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2018, 12:41:56 PM »
I did find Artemis got better the further in you got . . . but I agree it wasn't as good as The Martian. Not sure how far you've gotten, but I'd stay stick with it a bit longer. I will note that I borrowed it from the library because I had no intention of paying $13.99 for it.

I'm just finishing up The Strangler Vine (A Blake and Avery Novel) which is also a library borrow . . . I'm enjoying it -- big epic novel sort of a cross between H. Rider Haggard and E.M. Forster with a dollop of Conan Doyle for good measure.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2018, 06:33:57 PM »
I'm currently reading The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. I love hard-boiled murder mysteries. If anyone has any recommendations to provide pertaining to great mystery novels, I'm all ears.
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2018?
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2018, 09:52:15 PM »

King's Mistress, Queen's Servant: The Life and Times of Henrietta Howard by Tracy Borman

There must be something cathartic about reading an account of a disastrous life, because this was an enjoyable biography.