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Title: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: Ann in Arlington on January 01, 2020, 03:52:57 am

For reference:

The 2019 thread (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,307747.0.html)

The 2018 thread (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,259503.0.html)

The 2017 thread (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,245942.0.html)

The 2016 thread (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,228864.0.html)

The 2015 thread (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,205739.0.html)

The 2014 thread (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,172922.0.html)

The 2013 thread (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,137607.0.html)

The 2012 thread (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,97750.0.html)

The 2011 thread (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,47257.0.html)

The 2010 thread (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,17523.0.html)

So, what are you reading this year?  ;D
Title: Re: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: Natasha Holme on January 02, 2020, 12:51:22 pm
A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in a Skip by Alexander Masters

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Post by: H7Py49 on January 08, 2020, 01:43:34 am
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Post by: Natasha Holme on January 09, 2020, 10:26:26 am
A Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell

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Claudine Married by Colette

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Post by: H7Py49 on January 13, 2020, 11:21:21 pm
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Post by: H7Py49 on January 24, 2020, 05:49:44 am
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finished Idaho - best read in a long time...

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Post by: H7Py49 on January 28, 2020, 10:11:08 am
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Post by: H7Py49 on February 05, 2020, 11:26:36 pm
^ Rabbit Cake was excellent!

I started this one yesterday and am 45 percent through (kindle). Goodreads says 457 pages!  A post-apocalyptic page turner.

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Post by: H7Py49 on February 09, 2020, 10:05:11 am
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Post by: The Hooded Claw on February 12, 2020, 07:45:01 pm
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Field Gray, by Philip Kerr

I’ve seen this series mentioned here over the years, but never read one. The series is about a German policeman who does not like Hitler or the Nazis during the years before, during, and after World War II as he does what he needs to survive and not feel horrified by what he does. So far I’m liking it, though I don’t find it gripping.
Title: Re: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: H7Py49 on February 14, 2020, 10:30:56 pm
Currently reading this - I like the dual narrative. [ liked the Richard Attenborough movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_Rillington_Place) - one half of the narrative ]

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Post by: RochelleStephens on February 18, 2020, 03:11:44 pm
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Daughters of Twilight (https://www.daughtersoftwilight.com/)

The special tactical teams had been trained for normal encounters with flesh and blood… not supernatural beings. A quiet little city in the Midwest town of Waterloo, Iowa is about to come to life… with angels! When an earthquake measuring seven hits Waterloo, a huge black pyramid shaped tower pushes it’s way up through a corn field in Blackhawk County spinning the city into the national spot light. It’s thought that the “Black Tower” is dormant, but when special tactical teams are sent inside to investigate, special team member Dane Coles is confronted by the impossible…a beautiful creature that has been cursed and cast down into oblivion within the Garden of Eden, using the ‘Black Tower’ as a doorway to the surface…
Title: Re: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: Dave Johnston on February 21, 2020, 05:22:30 am
Stephen King's Dark Tower Series (7 books)

Currently on Book 2 - The Drawing of the Three

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Title: Re: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: rolandx on February 23, 2020, 03:26:35 am
Enjoy the ride! What a different experience from reading the books over a twenty year period.
Title: Re: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: deckard on February 25, 2020, 02:13:18 pm
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Field Gray, by Philip Kerr

I’ve seen this series mentioned here over the years, but never read one. The series is about a German policeman who does not like Hitler or the Nazis during the years before, during, and after World War II as he does what he needs to survive and not feel horrified by what he does. So far I’m liking it, though I don’t find it gripping.

I've been reading Philip Kerr on and off for a few years. I really like him. Well, mostly the background and famous people he intergrates into the stories (albeit, sometimes stretching how they relate to the story). As a person who is intrigued by the Weimar Republic and the political and social conditions in Germany between the wars, this fits nicely into my reading interests.
Title: Re: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: Natasha Holme on February 28, 2020, 03:23:33 pm
Recently finished:
Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
A Walk in The Woods by Bill Bryson
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (re-read)

Just started:
My sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Title: Re: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: jlaughs on March 03, 2020, 02:34:36 am
I haven't posted in this thread--until now, that is. But better late than never.

Just picked up two books last week:

Fiction: Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice (https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-thomas-pynchon2-2009aug02-story.html). It has been remarkable so far. It's amazing how he can mesh insights about life with the seeming improbabilities of his settings, not to mention the difficulty of the subjects he opts to write about. No one goes back in time so much with a firm foot planted in the zeitgeist; he also does the inverse, and it all feels organic. At its best, the book is enjoyable, sad, and rewarding at the same time.

Non Fiction: Seeds and Backman's Horizons: Exploring the Universe (https://www.bartleby.com/textbooks/horizons-exploring-the-universe-mindtap-course-list-14th-edition/9781305960961/solutions). Combines epistemology and metaphysics with intro-level astronomy. Although it focuses mainly on what makes astronomical knowledge possible and the aspects that constitute the "astronomical method" as opposed to focusing on "knowledge in itself." Nonetheless, terribly interesting for a layman such as yours truly.
Title: Re: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: H7Py49 on March 10, 2020, 02:25:23 am
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Post by: Stephen Wayne on March 11, 2020, 06:28:12 am
Complete Collection of H.P. Lovecraft
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Post by: Natasha Holme on March 21, 2020, 10:19:23 am
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Post by: H7Py49 on March 23, 2020, 02:36:45 am
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Post by: Natasha Holme on March 29, 2020, 09:42:26 am
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

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Title: Re: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: H7Py49 on April 01, 2020, 08:56:05 pm
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Post by: H7Py49 on April 02, 2020, 02:24:38 am
just started...

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Post by: mzeki on April 03, 2020, 01:01:51 pm
A Sufi's Journey to Truth: A True Story by Faruk Dilaver
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Title: Re: So What Are you Reading in 2020?
Post by: H7Py49 on April 06, 2020, 12:11:46 am
Mickey Haller #2

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Post by: Natasha Holme on April 08, 2020, 08:38:10 am
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

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Post by: H7Py49 on April 10, 2020, 09:44:18 pm
Mickey Haller #3

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Post by: H7Py49 on April 11, 2020, 08:21:18 pm
Mickey Haller #4

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Post by: D. Roman on April 13, 2020, 12:25:55 pm
Wind Up Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi.

It is excellent and such a completely built world that it feels too terribly close to our own.

Strongly recommend.

D.
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Post by: H7Py49 on April 16, 2020, 07:27:41 am
Terry McCaleb #1

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Post by: H7Py49 on April 19, 2020, 07:40:19 am
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Post by: Natasha Holme on April 20, 2020, 06:46:21 am
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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Post by: K33p3rs on April 22, 2020, 09:38:06 am
Just finished re-reading this beautiful trilogy by Ronlyn Domingue. It's called the Keeper of Tales trilogy, and the books are called The Mapmaker's War, The Chronicle of Secret Riven, and The Plague Diaries. Sort of an epic tale, and a love story, and a fantasy, and so much more all rolled into one. It's just an absolutely beautiful story. Each book is so different from each other but they all work together to tell the story. These are not new books, maybe 8-10 years old if I remember correctly.

I can't seem to post a picture of the covers like other people did, sorry. I will try to figure it out then edit this post. It's been a long time since I've been on this site, I had to make a new account. (and by the way, my account name has ironically nothing to do with this trilogy, it's from a song and has been my xbox gamer tag for years, lol)

Edit: I figured it out!!

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Post by: H7Py49 on April 22, 2020, 08:41:52 pm
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Post by: H7Py49 on April 23, 2020, 07:33:50 am
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Post by: H7Py49 on April 25, 2020, 03:46:38 am
Mickey Haller #5

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Post by: H7Py49 on April 29, 2020, 08:33:30 am
Great short story collection:

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Post by: H7Py49 on May 02, 2020, 09:09:21 pm
Bottle of Lies (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42448266-bottle-of-lies): The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, Katherine Eban 2019

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Post by: Natasha Holme on May 04, 2020, 08:22:00 am
Walden by Henry David Thoreau

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Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

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Post by: H7Py49 on May 04, 2020, 06:35:32 pm
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Post by: H7Py49 on May 06, 2020, 09:11:17 pm


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Post by: H7Py49 on May 09, 2020, 05:12:29 pm
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Post by: H7Py49 on May 11, 2020, 09:35:34 am
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Post by: H7Py49 on May 14, 2020, 09:24:48 am
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Post by: H7Py49 on May 16, 2020, 12:37:57 am
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Post by: H7Py49 on May 17, 2020, 09:48:07 pm
Started with #1, this is Scot Harvath #2. Twenty in the series - should keep me busy lol.

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Post by: H7Py49 on May 19, 2020, 07:04:45 pm
I hope she writes more.

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Post by: Natasha Holme on May 22, 2020, 05:02:50 am
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

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Post by: H7Py49 on May 23, 2020, 09:17:17 pm
David McCullough's first book.  Timely in that Memorial day is the day after tomorrow.

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Post by: H7Py49 on May 25, 2020, 08:09:18 pm
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Post by: H7Py49 on May 27, 2020, 10:40:08 pm
Jack McEvoy #3.

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Post by: H7Py49 on May 30, 2020, 07:04:40 pm
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Post by: Natasha Holme on June 01, 2020, 01:58:56 pm
World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler

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Post by: H7Py49 on June 01, 2020, 08:21:58 pm
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Post by: H7Py49 on June 01, 2020, 09:22:16 pm
World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler

Going to check that one out.
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Post by: H7Py49 on June 04, 2020, 09:25:02 am
(Andromeda #2)

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Post by: H7Py49 on June 05, 2020, 11:50:52 pm
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Post by: H7Py49 on June 07, 2020, 07:43:26 am
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Post by: H7Py49 on June 09, 2020, 02:52:16 am
Feeding a girl is like the neighbor's New Year Pig. All that work. In the end, it goes to some other family.

As calm as breakfast toast.

Whatever you want the most, it's going to be the worst thing for you.

You must come from Hog-Norton, where pigs go to church and play the organ.

No one from there was likely to ask you where you were holding your tension.


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Post by: H7Py49 on June 11, 2020, 06:37:08 pm
In natural systems, there is no guilt or virtue, only success or failure, measured by survival and nothing more. Time is the judge. If you manage to pass on what you have to the next generation, then what you did was right.

No matter what kind of night you're having, morning always wins.

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Post by: H7Py49 on June 13, 2020, 08:38:34 pm
Jonathan Stride #2

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Post by: H7Py49 on June 14, 2020, 01:07:34 am
^ that one didn't last long...

now reading:

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Post by: Natasha Holme on June 15, 2020, 05:51:27 am
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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Post by: H7Py49 on June 16, 2020, 08:35:20 pm
Leaphorn & Chee #3

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Post by: H7Py49 on June 17, 2020, 08:45:25 pm
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Post by: Natasha Holme on June 21, 2020, 08:46:44 am
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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Post by: H7Py49 on June 21, 2020, 07:53:54 pm
Leaphorn & Chee #5

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Post by: H7Py49 on June 22, 2020, 07:17:17 pm
Leaphorn & Chee #6

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Post by: H7Py49 on June 25, 2020, 12:09:50 am
Leaphorn & Chee #7

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Post by: P.W.JORDAN on June 25, 2020, 03:23:33 am
Hi, been pretty active reader as always but more so due to lockdown.
Just finished Mark Dawson ‘Man Who Never Was’ and have a few others to keep me going while rest of house is on Netflix...

Michael Connelly- The Black Ice
Abir Mukherjee- A Rising Man
Mark Dawson- The House in the Wood

PHILLIP
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Post by: H7Py49 on June 29, 2020, 07:40:22 pm
Finished Leaphorn & Chee #8 and #9.

Reading #10:

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Post by: Natasha Holme on June 30, 2020, 08:47:03 am
Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
   
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Post by: H7Py49 on July 03, 2020, 09:44:27 pm
Leaphorn & Chee #12

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Post by: LDB on July 04, 2020, 07:33:51 am
SAS Ghost Patrol. The link maker isn't working but here's an old fashioned link.

https://www.amazon.com/SAS-Ghost-Patrol-Ultra-Secret-Stormtroopers-ebook/dp/B07HNK37SD/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1A5F9PS7NQJKH&dchild=1&keywords=sas+ghost+patrol&qid=1593873204&s=books&sprefix=sas+gh%2Caps%2C205&sr=1-2
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Post by: H7Py49 on July 04, 2020, 05:47:32 pm
The Andromeda Evolution (Andromeda #2) was great. Had to reread:

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Post by: Natasha Holme on July 07, 2020, 01:54:49 am
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Post by: H7Py49 on July 07, 2020, 08:19:50 am
^ Great read.

Leaphorn & Chee #13

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Post by: H7Py49 on July 07, 2020, 09:51:45 pm
Leaphorn & Chee #14

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Post by: P.W.JORDAN on July 09, 2020, 12:32:42 am
Started last night and 25% in.
Its good, interesting protagonist and characters. Plenty of suspects and a bit of Aurthurian Legend pitched in.

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/511DgiG+mjL.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08268L6L8?tag=vs-kboards-widget-20)
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Post by: H7Py49 on July 09, 2020, 10:03:41 am
Leaphorn & Chee #15

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Post by: DonoDono1 on July 10, 2020, 02:20:14 am
I’m reading a new ebook called-

Virus: Heroes Risen from Darkness.

It’s talks about all the crazy stuff that is happening in the world, and what possibly might happen in the future. With Heroes.

https://www.amazon.com/Virus-Heroes-Darkness-Anthony-Owens-ebook/dp/B08BPL1N1J/ref=mp_s_a_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=virus&qid=1593663267&s=digital-text&sr=1-15
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Post by: H7Py49 on July 10, 2020, 05:40:22 pm
Leaphorn & Chee #16

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Post by: H7Py49 on July 12, 2020, 05:20:45 pm
Altee Pine #1

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Post by: H7Py49 on July 19, 2020, 04:21:21 pm
Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #1

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Post by: H7Py49 on July 20, 2020, 09:41:56 pm
Mike Bowditch #1

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Post by: Natasha Holme on July 21, 2020, 06:30:15 am
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

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Post by: H7Py49 on July 22, 2020, 05:25:24 pm
Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #2

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Post by: hamerfan on July 24, 2020, 03:18:10 am
Re-reading The Stand by Stephen King. It seems fairly close to the bone as far as the social effects of a pandemic.
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Post by: H7Py49 on July 31, 2020, 05:41:48 pm
Mike Bowditch #2 (https://www.goodreads.com/series/82800-mike-bowditch)

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Post by: b.t. keaton on July 31, 2020, 09:38:19 pm
Really enjoyed this, even though it's generally not my genre

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Post by: H7Py49 on August 06, 2020, 02:04:11 am
Mike Bowditch #3

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Post by: LDB on August 06, 2020, 08:38:49 am
I just finished this one and enjoyed it quite well. It is well written and could be good for both someone who wants to read it for the WWII and mysterious sabotage aspect or for the romance aspect. Both read well and neither overwhelms the other. Definitely recommended to anyone who likes a good mystery or a good romance or a good WWII story in general.

https://www.amazon.com/Through-Waters-Deep-Waves-Freedom-ebook/dp/B00QMSCM7I/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=sundin&qid=1596728698&sr=8-5
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Post by: hamerfan on August 14, 2020, 11:05:05 am
Keeping with current events:
After re-reading The Stand, I am now re-reading The Dead Zone, both by Stephen King.
Hmmm, prescient?  :o
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Post by: Natasha Holme on August 16, 2020, 05:17:19 am
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

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Verity by Colleen Hoover

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Post by: H7Py49 on August 22, 2020, 01:51:11 am
Mike Bowditch #5

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Post by: H7Py49 on August 25, 2020, 09:28:33 am
Mike Bowditch #6

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Post by: H7Py49 on August 27, 2020, 08:47:25 pm
Mike Bowditch #7

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Post by: b.t. keaton on August 30, 2020, 02:36:54 am
A really great sci-fi debut!

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Post by: LDB on August 30, 2020, 07:47:47 am
I've just started a great book about cars and the guys (gender generic) who love them. It's book 1 of a 3 book series. The jolly fat guy in the red suit will definitely hear about the other 2 volumes. I can never get link-maker to work so here's the link from Amazon.

https://smile.amazon.com/David-Dickinson/dp/0989806502/ref=pd_ybh_a_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=K2WDE8F3YQV31YZYSQHT
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Post by: H7Py49 on August 30, 2020, 07:56:52 am
Mike Bowditch #8

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Post by: H7Py49 on August 31, 2020, 04:33:23 pm
Mike Bowditch #9

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Post by: Natasha Holme on September 02, 2020, 09:25:55 am
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa

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Post by: H7Py49 on September 03, 2020, 05:37:41 am
Mike Bowditch #10

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Post by: H7Py49 on September 09, 2020, 01:22:27 am
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Post by: Natasha Holme on September 09, 2020, 03:48:13 am
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LOVE this. Laugh-out-loud funny!
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Post by: LDB on September 09, 2020, 11:18:45 am
Just started reading The Navy Gave Me Shoes. The first chapter on growing up in the depression should be required reading for every person under 30.
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Post by: Natasha Holme on September 10, 2020, 12:51:45 am
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg

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Post by: H7Py49 on September 14, 2020, 01:00:31 am
[ goodreads link (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50420110-why-we-get-sick) ]

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Post by: H7Py49 on September 17, 2020, 05:41:18 pm
[goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50249804-sacred-cow) ]

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Post by: Natasha Holme on September 19, 2020, 12:14:04 pm
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

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Post by: H7Py49 on September 21, 2020, 10:04:17 am
Mike Bowditch #11

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Post by: H7Py49 on September 23, 2020, 05:23:14 pm
[ goodreads link (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51158469-the-end-of-alzheimer-s-program) ]

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Post by: mlewis78 on September 27, 2020, 12:45:59 am
I finished Hilary Mantel's The Mirror & The Light Friday morning. I'd read the other two Wolf Hall books about Thomas Cromwell and watched the TV series. Loved them all.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45992709-the-mirror-the-light

In July I read A Manifest Spirit: The 359th Fighter Group 1943-1945
by Janet Fogg, Charlotte Baldridge, Richard Fogg, My father was a fighter pilot in the Group. If your father or mother served in WWII and you can find a book about the unit or area they were in, I recommend reading about it. Too bad my father is not here for me to ask him more about it.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35823440-a-manifest-spirit

I read Lawrence Wright The End of October early in August. It is his pandemic novel about a flu. It starts out as being familiar to our experience and becomes dystopian.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52669505-the-end-of-october

I read Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration the last week in August. Very good, very long.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8171378-the-warmth-of-other-suns

Also read James Baldwin, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19073499-the-fire-next-time in one day. It is two letters, the second one long. Short book.
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Post by: mlewis78 on September 28, 2020, 11:57:42 pm
I started reading Cuba Libre!: Che, Fidel, and the Improbable Revolution That Changed World History by Tony Perrottet, Monday morning.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40062833-cuba-libre?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=ZEAlV2nrkh&rank=2

In the intro he writes about Fidel being a welcomed guest on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. I was too young to recall (age 7). He was a bit of a folk hero among many Americans before the revolution.
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Post by: Jesse T. Shamshoian on September 29, 2020, 01:29:23 am
Black Elk Speaks John G. Neihardt

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Post by: Brandon Lopez on September 29, 2020, 10:58:32 am
I recently finished reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Incredible book, I'm delighted.
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Post by: mlewis78 on September 29, 2020, 08:17:58 pm
I recently finished reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Incredible book, I'm delighted.

I read it many years ago (about 38 years).  I hate what it has been used for in the past 10 years by politicians. I did not read it in that way at the time. I will not re-read it.
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Post by: H7Py49 on September 30, 2020, 08:08:22 pm
Dersu the Trapper (Prin taigaua Extremului Orient #2), by Vladimir Arsenyev 1923

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Post by: Doc Savage on October 04, 2020, 05:27:58 am
Right now:

The Dark Tower, Book 7 by Stephen King. A reread, but as an audiobook while walking
As I Please, Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters 1943-1945 by George Orwell. Physical copy.
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow. Kindle
Crown of Shadows by Robert Jordan. (Book 7 in the Wheel of Time series). Kindle
Still Life by Louise Penny. (Book 1 of Inspector Gamache). Kindle
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Post by: H7Py49 on October 06, 2020, 05:24:10 am
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Post by: H7Py49 on October 07, 2020, 09:26:32 pm
Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #3 (https://www.goodreads.com/series/43565-sean-king-michelle-maxwell)

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Post by: Natasha Holme on October 08, 2020, 09:07:42 am
Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison

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Post by: telracs on October 08, 2020, 09:24:42 am
Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison

as soon as i saw the title (before the image loaded), i was quoting the iconic line from the movie (also used in Cloud Atlas).

i just finished Charlie Holmberg's Spellbreaker. (one of this month's kindle freebies)
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Post by: H7Py49 on October 11, 2020, 06:58:45 pm
Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #4

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Post by: H7Py49 on October 20, 2020, 11:10:26 am
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Post by: Natasha Holme on October 22, 2020, 02:09:50 pm
Prophet's Prey by Sam Brower

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Post by: H7Py49 on October 23, 2020, 07:15:26 am
goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48717769-the-cold-vanish)

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Post by: LDB on October 23, 2020, 08:49:04 am
Does link maker not work in Firefox? It never works. Is there a secret browser one must use? A secret code to enter? A certain way one must hold their tongue? Other than holding their tongue when opining about link maker?
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Post by: H7Py49 on October 26, 2020, 11:10:39 pm
Joe Pickett #1

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Post by: LDB on October 27, 2020, 10:17:12 am
I'm reading The President's Plane is Missing and enjoying it very much. Definitely recommended.

The President's Plane is Missing (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XCKH73D?tag=vs-kboards-widget-20)
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Post by: H7Py49 on October 28, 2020, 10:03:52 am
Joe Picket #2

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Post by: H7Py49 on October 30, 2020, 11:51:43 pm
Joe Picket (https://www.goodreads.com/series/41706-joe-pickett) #3

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Post by: Natasha Holme on October 31, 2020, 03:42:14 am
Recursion by Blake Crouch

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Post by: H7Py49 on October 31, 2020, 10:36:14 am
put down the other book and will finish this first - Jack Reacher #25.

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Post by: H7Py49 on November 04, 2020, 12:32:13 pm
Joe Pickett #4

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Post by: LDB on November 04, 2020, 02:25:18 pm
Just started reading No Game For A Dame by M. Ruth Myers. It is very good so far.
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Post by: mlewis78 on November 05, 2020, 01:47:09 am
I read Mexican Gothic (Silvia Moreno-Garcia) this week. Good thing I read it quickly because it was creepy with Gothic horror and snakes that eat their own tails. Not my kind of book, but it was a change. Didn't know there would be snakes before I bought it on sale for $3 recently. The only books I give a pass to with snake are the Harry Potter books, but they offered so much more than that.
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Post by: H7Py49 on November 08, 2020, 02:56:24 am
Joe Picket #5

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Post by: mlewis78 on November 08, 2020, 05:38:07 am
I am reading Lawrence Wright's book, God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State. The oil chapter was a slog, since I have read two books about this subject. I hope this gets better. There is some humor in it. I bought it after Amazon offered me a discount on it and I'd just read Wright's novel about a pandemic.
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Post by: Natasha Holme on November 09, 2020, 06:25:52 am
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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Post by: Ann in Arlington on November 09, 2020, 08:53:04 am
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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I very much liked that one!
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Post by: H7Py49 on November 10, 2020, 09:41:02 pm
Joe Picket #6

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Post by: H7Py49 on November 15, 2020, 09:01:46 am
Joe Picket #7

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Post by: H7Py49 on November 17, 2020, 08:02:50 pm
Going to read this one first:

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(https://i.imgur.com/P4AsnSSl.jpg)

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Post by: Natasha Holme on November 18, 2020, 06:23:42 am
Going to read this one first:

Wow. Amazing statistics. Thanks for posting this.
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Post by: H7Py49 on November 18, 2020, 09:41:54 pm
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Post by: H7Py49 on November 19, 2020, 12:00:57 am
Wow. Amazing statistics. Thanks for posting this.

This made my top 10 for 2020 (https://www.city-data.com/blogs/blog46354-2020-reading-list.html). Great (new to me) stories on; the busboy at the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, Rick Rescorla and the World Trade Center North Tower, Roger Olian and Air Florida flight 90, and a few others.


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Post by: H7Py49 on November 23, 2020, 12:33:55 am
Joe Pickett #8

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Post by: mlewis78 on November 23, 2020, 09:36:56 pm
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Read this starting in early March. Finished in late April and wasn't in the mood for it due to the pandemic, although it is a very good book. I'd watched the HBO program the summer before.

I finished Lawrence Wright's God Save Texas on Sunday while using the bike. It wasn't as good as his other books, in my opinion. There were a couple of chapters about the Texas legislature trying to pass a bathroom bill and cutting women's rights, anti-abortion, blah, blah, blah. Only so much of that I can take. Parts of the book were good. It got a lot of good reviews on Goodreads.
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Post by: jlaughs on November 24, 2020, 03:29:11 am
This week I began re-reading Hanif Kureishi's Something to Tell You (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/feb/24/fiction.hanifkureishi) -- I really enjoyed it the first time, and the re-read is even more rewarding. His prose is so direct and shorn of any adornment, but it still thrills. Both Philip Roth and Kureishi are excellent at writing about the middle-aged. Incidentally, both are also very good at writing about psychoanalysis. Would definitely recommend this one.
I'm also reading Rhoad, Milauskas, and Whipple's Geometry For Enjoyment and Challenge (https://www.bartleby.com/high-school-textbooks/geometry-for-enjoyment-and-challenge-91st-edition/9780866099653/solutions) -- Never knew how rich the conceptual basis for even elementary geometry can be. That any figure can be thought of as specific arrangements of dots is particularly amazing. More so since, the "ideal" dot (as opposed to the one we make with a pencil) is itself a concept. The ideal dot has no dimension and doesn't exist in what we call the "real world."