Books you read in 2016

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Truman, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Blackterno

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    1) Spell or High Water by Scott Meyer (7.5/10)
    2) Touched by Claire North (6/10)
    3) Day of Reckoning by Stephen England (9/10)
    4) The Guilty by David Baldacci (8.5/10)
    5) Commander-in-Chief by Mark Greaney (7/10)
    6) An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer (7/10)
    7) The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (7.5/10)
    8) The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper (6.5/10)
    9) Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (9.5/10)
    10) Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews (9/10)
    11) Bullseye by David Baldacci (6/10)
    12) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (10/10)
    13) The Wolves by Alex Berenson (5.5/10)
    14) Devolution by Lars Emmerich (6/10)
    15) Meltdown by Lars Emmerich (6.5/10)
    16) Mindscrew by Lars Emmerich (6.5/10)
    17) The War Planners by Andrew Watts (7.5/10)
    18) Fellside by M.R. Carey (8.5/10)
    19) The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
    20) Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey (8/10)
    21) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (7.5/10)
    22) The Arm by Jeff Passan (10/10)
    23) Kill Switch (Joe Ledger #8) by Jonathan Maberry (9/10)
    24) A Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North (8/10)
    25) Back Blast (Gray Man # 5) by Mark Greaney (9/10)
    26) I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    27) The Last Mile (Amos Decker #2) by David Baldacci (8/10)
    28) Hunt the Dragon by Don Mann (4/10)
    29) Embrace the Fire by Stephen England (9/10)
    30) The Shining Girls (5.5/10)
    31) The Black Widow by Daniel Silva (8.5/10)
    32) First Strike by Ben Coes (6/10)
    33) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (9.5/10)[/quote]
    34) Ty Cobb a Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen (8/10)
    35) Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood (5/10)
    36) The Enemy by Charlie Higson (6/10)
    37) The Dead by Charlie Higson (7.5/10)
     
  2. CBH

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    1. The American - Andrew Britton 6/10
    2. Running Blind - Lee Child (Jack Reacher #4) 7/10
    3. Fab Five: Basketball, trash talk, the American Dream - Mitch Albom 7.5/10
    4. One Rough Man - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #1) 7/10
    5. A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier - Joseph Plumb Martin 8/10
    6. Lone Survivor - Marcus Luttrell 9/10
    7. The Coquette - Hannah W. Foster 6/10
    8. Echo Burning - Lee Child (Jack Reacher #5) 6/10
    9. All Necessary Force - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #2) 7/10
    10. Those Who Stay - Curt Stephenson 6/10
    11. Code of Conduct - Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #14) 8/10
    12. Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States - Gavan McCormack and Satoko Oka Norimatsu 9/10
    13. Enemy of Mine - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #3) 7/10
    14. Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution - Woody Holton 8/10
    15. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins 9/10
    16. Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War - Richard Wheeler 7/10
    17. The Templar Legacy- Steve Berry (Cotton Malone #1) 6/10
    18. The Widow's Strike - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #4) 6/10
    19. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee 9/10
     
  3. LKRFN

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    1. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (8.5/10)
    2. Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0 #2) - Scott Meyer (8/10)
    3. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption - Steven King (6/10)
    4. The Passenger - Lisa Lutz (8/10)
    5. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America - Erik Larson (5/10)
    6. An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0 #3) - Scott Meyer (6/10)
    7. The Passage (The Passage #1) - Justin Cronin (9/10)
    8. The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach (7.5/10)
    9. The Twelve (The Passage #2) - Justin Cronin (8/10)
    10. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (6.5/10)
    11. Six Years - Harlan Coben (6.5/10)
    12. Fool Me Once - Harlan Coben (7.5/10)
    13. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (9.5/10)
    14. I'm Thinking of Ending Things - Iain Reid (4.5/10)
    15. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) - JRR Tolkien (8.5/10)
    16. The City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) - Justin Cronin (8.5/10)
    17. I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (7/10)
    18. But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past - Chuck Klosterman (9/10)
    19. End of Watch (Mr. Mercedes #3) - Stephen King (7/10)
    20. Before the Fall - Noah Hawley (8.5/10)
    21. Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) - Sylvain Neuvel (8/10)
    22. IT - Stephen King (9.5/10)
    23. The Hike - Drew Magary (9/10)
    24. The Postmortal - Drew Magary (8.5/10)
    25. Pines (The Wayward Pines #1) - Blake Crouch (8/10)
    26. Wayward (The Wayward Pines #2) - Blake Crouch (8.5/10)

    Liked it slightly more as a whole than the first one. Great character development and the story continues to go in a direction I didn't really expect. Looking forward to finishing the series.
     
  4. Blackterno

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    1) Spell or High Water by Scott Meyer (7.5/10)
    2) Touched by Claire North (6/10)
    3) Day of Reckoning by Stephen England (9/10)
    4) The Guilty by David Baldacci (8.5/10)
    5) Commander-in-Chief by Mark Greaney (7/10)
    6) An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer (7/10)
    7) The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (7.5/10)
    8) The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper (6.5/10)
    9) Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (9.5/10)
    10) Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews (9/10)
    11) Bullseye by David Baldacci (6/10)
    12) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (10/10)
    13) The Wolves by Alex Berenson (5.5/10)
    14) Devolution by Lars Emmerich (6/10)
    15) Meltdown by Lars Emmerich (6.5/10)
    16) Mindscrew by Lars Emmerich (6.5/10)
    17) The War Planners by Andrew Watts (7.5/10)
    18) Fellside by M.R. Carey (8.5/10)
    19) The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
    20) Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey (8/10)
    21) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (7.5/10)
    22) The Arm by Jeff Passan (10/10)
    23) Kill Switch (Joe Ledger #8) by Jonathan Maberry (9/10)
    24) A Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North (8/10)
    25) Back Blast (Gray Man # 5) by Mark Greaney (9/10)
    26) I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    27) The Last Mile (Amos Decker #2) by David Baldacci (8/10)
    28) Hunt the Dragon by Don Mann (4/10)
    29) Embrace the Fire by Stephen England (9/10)
    30) The Shining Girls (5.5/10)
    31) The Black Widow by Daniel Silva (8.5/10)
    32) First Strike by Ben Coes (6/10)
    33) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (9.5/10)[/quote]
    34) Ty Cobb a Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen (8/10)
    35) Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood (5/10)
    36) The Enemy by Charlie Higson (6/10)
    37) The Dead by Charlie Higson (7.5/10)
    38) The Fear by Charlie Higson (9/10)
     
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  5. Truman

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    What is that Higson series about?
     
  6. The Blackfish

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    1. Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 #1) - Scott Meyer (7/10)
    2. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (7/10)
    3. Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0 #2) - Scott Meyer (7.5/10)
    4. An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0 #3) - Scott Meyer (7/10)
    5. Reaper's Gale (Malazan Book of the Fallen #7) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    6. Crack'd Pot Trail (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #4) - Steven Erikson (5.5/10)
    7. White Night (Dresden Files #9) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    8. The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10)
    9. Mistborn: Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10)
    10. A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James (6.5/10)
    11. Small Favor (Dresden Files #10) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    12. Return of the Crimson Guard (Malazan Empire #2) - Ian C. Esslemont (7.5/10)
    13. Calamity (The Reckoners #3) - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    14. Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts (9/10)
    15. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (9.5/10)
    16. Toll the Hounds (Malazan Book of the Fallen #8) - Steven Erikson (9.5/10)
    17. Washington's Crossing - David Hackett Fisher (7/10)
    18. Turn Coat (Dresden Files #11) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    19. Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges #2) - Stephen King (7/10)
    20. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (7.5/10)
    21. Stonewielder (Malazan Empire #3) - Ian C Esslemont (8/10)
    22. Goats of Glory (Malazan Short Story) - Steven Erikson (7.5/10)
    23. 1984 - George Orwell (9/10)
    24. Animal Farm - George Orwell (8/10)
    25. Changes (Dresden Files #12) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    26. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins (7/10)
    27. The Passage (The Passage #1) - Justin Cronin (8.5/10)
    28. Dust of Dreams (Malazan Book of the Fallen #9) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    29. The Twelve (The Passage #2) - Justin Cronin (8/10)
    30. The Crippled God (Malazan Book of the Fallen #10) - Steven Erikson (10/10)
    31. The City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) - Justin Cronin (8/10)
    32. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (9/10)
    33. End of Watch (Bill Hodges #3) - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    34. I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    35. The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes (5/10)
     
  7. Truman

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    1. The Hard Way (Jack Reacher #10) by Lee Child (6/10)
    2. Brave New World , by Aldous Huxley (3/10)
    3. Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin (4 /10)
    4. Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, by Alex Freed (5/10) stars
    5. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, by Don Yaeger (8/10)
    6. The Vital Abyss (Expanse Novella) by James SA Corey - (6.5/10)
    7. 11/22/63, by Stephen King (7.5 /10)
    8. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (10/10)
    9. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, by Erik Larson (8/10)
    10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (9/10)
    11. Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee (7/10)
    12. My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, by Jennifer Teege (9/10)
    13. A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James (7.5/10)
    14. Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn (6/10)
    15. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown (10/10)
    16-18. Star Wars: Thrawn Trilogy , by Timothy Zahn (6/10)
    19. Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (6/10)
    20. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach (7.5/10)
    21. Star Wars: Revan, by Drew Karpyshyn (5.5/10)
    22. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (8/10)
    23. Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher #11), by Lee Child (6.5/10)
    24. Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden (7/10)
    25. Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (7/10)
    26. The Passage, (The Passage #2). by Justin Cronin (10/10)
    27. Room by Emma Donoghue (7.5/10)
    28. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling (7/10)
    29. Star Wars: Bloodline, by Claudia Gray (8/10)
    30. Star Wars: Perfect Weapon (Short Story), by Delilah S Dawson (4/10)
    31. The Twelve (The Passage #2), by Justin Cronin (8/10)
    32. City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) by Justin Cronin (7/10)
    33. I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    34. Ghosts of the Zahara, by Dean King (7.5/10)
    35. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin (10/10)
    36. Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War by Victoria Bynum (7/10)
    37. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter (7/10)
    38. Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow (9/10)
    39. The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes (6.5/10)
    40. Star Wars: Life Debt (Aftermath #2), by Chuck Wendig (7.5/10)
    41. A Clash of Kings (ASOIAF #2), by George R.R. Martin (10/10)
    42. Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch (8/10)
    43. Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher #13), by Lee Child (7/10)
    44. 61 Hours (Jack Reacher #14), by Lee Child (7/10)
    45. Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher #15) by Lee Child (5/10)
    46. Second Son (Jack Reacher Novella #15.5) by Lee Child (8/10)
    47. Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World, by Haruki Murakami (5.5/10)
    48. Gang Leader for a Day, by Sudhir Venkatesh (10/10)




     
  8. RegimentML

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    1. The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy #1) - Terry Brooks (6/10)
    2. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (5.5/10)
    3. Blood Follows (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #1) - Steven Erikson (6/10)
    4. The Lees of Laughter's End (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #3) - Steven Erikson (7/10)
    5. The Wurms of Blearmouth (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #5) - Steven Erikson (8/10)
    6. Memories of Ice (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #3) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    7. The Emperor's Soul (Elantris novella) - Brandon Sanderson (8.5/10)
    8. All the Pretty Horses (Border Trilogy #1) - Cormac McCarthy (7/10)
    9. Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions - Daniel Wallace (7/10)
    10. The Lightning Tree (The Kingkiller Chronicle #0.5) - Patrick Rothfuss (7.5/10)
    11. The Rogue Prince, or, A King's Brother (A Song of Ice and Fire novella) - George R.R. Martin (6/10)
    12. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr (9/10)
    13. House of Chains (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #4) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    14. The Healthy Dead (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #2) - Steven Erikson (8/10)
    15. Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (Cosmere novella) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    16. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews (7/10)
    17. A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James (5.5/10)
    18. The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6) - Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    19. The Hope of Elantris (Elantris #1.5) - Brandon Sanderson (6/10)
    20. Mistborn: Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10)
    21. Sixth of the Dusk (Cosmere novella) - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    22. 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    23. The Road - Cormac McCarthy (7/10)
    24. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Different Seasons Anthology) - Stephen King (8/10)
    25. The Body (Different Seasons Anthology) - Stephen King (7/10)
    26. The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells (6/10)
    27. The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach (7/10)
    28. Looking for Alaska - John Green (7.5/10)
    29. Midnight Tides (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #5) - Steven Erikson (7.5/10)
    30. Night of Knives (Malazan Empire #1) - Ian C. Esslemont (7/10)
    31. Washington's Crossing - David Hackett Fischer (7/10)
    32. Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    33. Writing to the Point - Algis Budrys (7/10)
    34. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (8/10)
    35. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) - Pierce Brown (8/10)
    36. Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    37. The Bonehunters (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #6) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    38. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton (6.5/10)
    39. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman (8/10)
    40. Life of Pi - Yann Martell (8.5/10)
    41. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner (9.5/10)
    42. I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (7/10)
    43. A Year and a Day in Old Theradane - Scott Lynch (7.5/10)
    44. Golden Son (Red Rising #2) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    45. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    46. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) - Philip Pullman (7/10)
    47. Reaper's Gale (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #7) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    48. Crack'd Pot Trail (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #4) - Steven Erikson (6/10)
    49. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (5.5/10)
    50. Perfect State - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    51. Return of the Crimson Guard (Malazan Empire #2) - Ian C. Esslemont (7/10)
    52. Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) -Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    53. The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes (6/10)
    54. Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    55. The Stand - Stephen King (8/10)
    56. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (9/10)
    57. Toll the Hounds (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #8) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    58. Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) - Jim Butcher (7/10)
    59. Stonewielder (Malazan Empire #3) - Ian C. Esslemont (6.5/10)
    60. Goats of Glory (Malazan short story) - Steven Erikson (7/10)
     
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    1. Outer Dark, Cormac McCarthy (9/10)
    2. Elbow Room, James Allen McPherson (short stories) (7/10)
    3. To Some Women I Have Known, Re'Lynn Hansen (lesbian poetry) (5/10)
    4. Gun, with Occasional Music, Jonathon Lethem (re-read--dystopian detective noir, very fun book) (9/10)
    5. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno (7/10)
    6. Once Upon A River, Bonnie Jo Campbell (re-read) (9/10)
    7. Ghost Stories, anthology edited by Roald Dahl (not kids' stories, some good stuff) (7/10)
    8. Vanishing, by Gerard Woodward (9/10) (story of a failed and naive artist turned military camoufleur in WWII, really good book)
    9. Billy Ray's Farm, by Larry Brown (essays) (7.5/10)
    10. Foreign Babes in Beijing, by Rachel DeWoskin (7/10) (memoir of the author's time as an accidental Chinese TV star while over there as a marketer; better than I expected)
    11. Eating the Dinosaur, by Chuck Klosterman (essays) (9/10) (how have I not read this guy before? really enjoyed this)
    12. Laughter in the Dark, by Vladimir Nabokov (9/10) (stuffy, middle-aged German takes a mistress, disaster follows. simple, direct plot, lots of fun)
    13. Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov (7.5/10) (mostly plotless character sketch of a Russian emigre professor. lots of Nabokovian fun with language)
    14. The Confidence Man, Herman Melville (7.5/10) (more cynical than I usually care for, and a slog of speeches in some parts, but overall a really interesting book)
    15. Fargo Rock City, Chuck Klosterman (9/10) (just as fun as the other Klosterman I've read, will read more)
    16. Benito Cereno, Herman Melville (8/10) (crisper than The Confidence Man)
    17. Billy Budd, Herman Melville (7/10) (good parts, but as a story didn't grab me much overall)
    18. Hold It 'Til It Hurts, T. Geronimo Johnson (8.5/10) (rich writing, story examines race, identity from the POV of a soldier back from ME, set against Katrina)
     
  10. CBH

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    1. The American - Andrew Britton 6/10
    2. Running Blind - Lee Child (Jack Reacher #4) 7/10
    3. Fab Five: Basketball, trash talk, the American Dream - Mitch Albom 7.5/10
    4. One Rough Man - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #1) 7/10
    5. A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier - Joseph Plumb Martin 8/10
    6. Lone Survivor - Marcus Luttrell 9/10
    7. The Coquette - Hannah W. Foster 6/10
    8. Echo Burning - Lee Child (Jack Reacher #5) 6/10
    9. All Necessary Force - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #2) 7/10
    10. Those Who Stay - Curt Stephenson 6/10
    11. Code of Conduct - Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #14) 8/10
    12. Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States - Gavan McCormack and Satoko Oka Norimatsu 9/10
    13. Enemy of Mine - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #3) 7/10
    14. Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution - Woody Holton 8/10
    15. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins 9/10
    16. Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War - Richard Wheeler 7/10
    17. The Templar Legacy- Steve Berry (Cotton Malone #1) 6/10
    18. The Widow's Strike - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #4) 6/10
    19. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee 9/10
    20. Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari 8/10

    Definitely thought it would be funnier when I picked it up but was a very interesting book and a good read even though it wasn't very humorous.
     
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  11. Truman

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    I thought it was pretty funny. But it was really cool to see the data/science behind some of the experiences we've all had in the dating game.
     
  12. CBH

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    Yeah all the graphs were interesting and surprising to me as I thought the book would be mostly comedy, but it was clear from the first few pages that it wasn't, there were still funny parts to keep the book moving but not a lot of horribly ending stories to make me feel better about my experiences
     
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    1) Spell or High Water by Scott Meyer (7.5/10)
    2) Touched by Claire North (6/10)
    3) Day of Reckoning by Stephen England (9/10)
    4) The Guilty by David Baldacci (8.5/10)
    5) Commander-in-Chief by Mark Greaney (7/10)
    6) An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer (7/10)
    7) The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (7.5/10)
    8) The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper (6.5/10)
    9) Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (9.5/10)
    10) Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews (9/10)
    11) Bullseye by David Baldacci (6/10)
    12) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (10/10)
    13) The Wolves by Alex Berenson (5.5/10)
    14) Devolution by Lars Emmerich (6/10)
    15) Meltdown by Lars Emmerich (6.5/10)
    16) Mindscrew by Lars Emmerich (6.5/10)
    17) The War Planners by Andrew Watts (7.5/10)
    18) Fellside by M.R. Carey (8.5/10)
    19) The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
    20) Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey (8/10)
    21) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (7.5/10)
    22) The Arm by Jeff Passan (10/10)
    23) Kill Switch (Joe Ledger #8) by Jonathan Maberry (9/10)
    24) A Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North (8/10)
    25) Back Blast (Gray Man # 5) by Mark Greaney (9/10)
    26) I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    27) The Last Mile (Amos Decker #2) by David Baldacci (8/10)
    28) Hunt the Dragon by Don Mann (4/10)
    29) Embrace the Fire by Stephen England (9/10)
    30) The Shining Girls (5.5/10)
    31) The Black Widow by Daniel Silva (8.5/10)
    32) First Strike by Ben Coes (6/10)
    33) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (9.5/10)[/quote]
    34) Ty Cobb a Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen (8/10)
    35) Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood (5/10)
    36) The Enemy by Charlie Higson (6/10)
    37) The Dead by Charlie Higson (7.5/10)
    38) The Fear by Charlie Higson (9/10)
    39) The Sacrifice by Charlie Higson (8.5/10)
     
  14. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
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    1. Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 #1) - Scott Meyer (7/10)
    2. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (7/10)
    3. Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0 #2) - Scott Meyer (7.5/10)
    4. An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0 #3) - Scott Meyer (7/10)
    5. Reaper's Gale (Malazan Book of the Fallen #7) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    6. Crack'd Pot Trail (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #4) - Steven Erikson (5.5/10)
    7. White Night (Dresden Files #9) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    8. The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10)
    9. Mistborn: Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10)
    10. A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James (6.5/10)
    11. Small Favor (Dresden Files #10) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    12. Return of the Crimson Guard (Malazan Empire #2) - Ian C. Esslemont (7.5/10)
    13. Calamity (The Reckoners #3) - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    14. Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts (9/10)
    15. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (9.5/10)
    16. Toll the Hounds (Malazan Book of the Fallen #8) - Steven Erikson (9.5/10)
    17. Washington's Crossing - David Hackett Fisher (7/10)
    18. Turn Coat (Dresden Files #11) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    19. Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges #2) - Stephen King (7/10)
    20. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (7.5/10)
    21. Stonewielder (Malazan Empire #3) - Ian C Esslemont (8/10)
    22. Goats of Glory (Malazan Short Story) - Steven Erikson (7.5/10)
    23. 1984 - George Orwell (9/10)
    24. Animal Farm - George Orwell (8/10)
    25. Changes (Dresden Files #12) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    26. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins (7/10)
    27. The Passage (The Passage #1) - Justin Cronin (8.5/10)
    28. Dust of Dreams (Malazan Book of the Fallen #9) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    29. The Twelve (The Passage #2) - Justin Cronin (8/10)
    30. The Crippled God (Malazan Book of the Fallen #10) - Steven Erikson (10/10)
    31. The City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) - Justin Cronin (8/10)
    32. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (9/10)
    33. End of Watch (Bill Hodges #3) - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    34. I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    35. The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes (5/10)
    36. Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami (7.5/10)
     
  15. RegimentML

    RegimentML Well-Known Member
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    1. The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy #1) - Terry Brooks (6/10)
    2. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (5.5/10)
    3. Blood Follows (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #1) - Steven Erikson (6/10)
    4. The Lees of Laughter's End (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #3) - Steven Erikson (7/10)
    5. The Wurms of Blearmouth (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #5) - Steven Erikson (8/10)
    6. Memories of Ice (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #3) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    7. The Emperor's Soul (Elantris novella) - Brandon Sanderson (8.5/10)
    8. All the Pretty Horses (Border Trilogy #1) - Cormac McCarthy (7/10)
    9. Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions - Daniel Wallace (7/10)
    10. The Lightning Tree (The Kingkiller Chronicle #0.5) - Patrick Rothfuss (7.5/10)
    11. The Rogue Prince, or, A King's Brother (A Song of Ice and Fire novella) - George R.R. Martin (6/10)
    12. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr (9/10)
    13. House of Chains (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #4) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    14. The Healthy Dead (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #2) - Steven Erikson (8/10)
    15. Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (Cosmere novella) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    16. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews (7/10)
    17. A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James (5.5/10)
    18. The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6) - Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    19. The Hope of Elantris (Elantris #1.5) - Brandon Sanderson (6/10)
    20. Mistborn: Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10)
    21. Sixth of the Dusk (Cosmere novella) - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    22. 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    23. The Road - Cormac McCarthy (7/10)
    24. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Different Seasons Anthology) - Stephen King (8/10)
    25. The Body (Different Seasons Anthology) - Stephen King (7/10)
    26. The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells (6/10)
    27. The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach (7/10)
    28. Looking for Alaska - John Green (7.5/10)
    29. Midnight Tides (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #5) - Steven Erikson (7.5/10)
    30. Night of Knives (Malazan Empire #1) - Ian C. Esslemont (7/10)
    31. Washington's Crossing - David Hackett Fischer (7/10)
    32. Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    33. Writing to the Point - Algis Budrys (7/10)
    34. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (8/10)
    35. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) - Pierce Brown (8/10)
    36. Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    37. The Bonehunters (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #6) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    38. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton (6.5/10)
    39. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman (8/10)
    40. Life of Pi - Yann Martell (8.5/10)
    41. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner (9.5/10)
    42. I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (7/10)
    43. A Year and a Day in Old Theradane - Scott Lynch (7.5/10)
    44. Golden Son (Red Rising #2) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    45. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    46. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) - Philip Pullman (7/10)
    47. Reaper's Gale (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #7) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    48. Crack'd Pot Trail (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #4) - Steven Erikson (6/10)
    49. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (5.5/10)
    50. Perfect State - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    51. Return of the Crimson Guard (Malazan Empire #2) - Ian C. Esslemont (7/10)
    52. Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) -Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    53. The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes (6/10)
    54. Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    55. The Stand - Stephen King (8/10)
    56. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (9/10)
    57. Toll the Hounds (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #8) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    58. Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) - Jim Butcher (7/10)
    59. Stonewielder (Malazan Empire #3) - Ian C. Esslemont (6.5/10)
    60. Goats of Glory (Malazan short story) - Steven Erikson (7/10)
    61. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami (6.5/10)
     
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    1. The American - Andrew Britton 6/10
    2. Running Blind - Lee Child (Jack Reacher #4) 7/10
    3. Fab Five: Basketball, trash talk, the American Dream - Mitch Albom 7.5/10
    4. One Rough Man - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #1) 7/10
    5. A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier - Joseph Plumb Martin 8/10
    6. Lone Survivor - Marcus Luttrell 9/10
    7. The Coquette - Hannah W. Foster 6/10
    8. Echo Burning - Lee Child (Jack Reacher #5) 6/10
    9. All Necessary Force - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #2) 7/10
    10. Those Who Stay - Curt Stephenson 6/10
    11. Code of Conduct - Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #14) 8/10
    12. Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States - Gavan McCormack and Satoko Oka Norimatsu 9/10
    13. Enemy of Mine - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #3) 7/10
    14. Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution - Woody Holton 8/10
    15. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins 9/10
    16. Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War - Richard Wheeler 7/10
    17. The Templar Legacy- Steve Berry (Cotton Malone #1) 6/10
    18. The Widow's Strike - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #4) 6/10
    19. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee 9/10
    20. Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari 8/10
    21. The Survivor - Kyle Mills (Mitch Rapp #14) 8/10
     
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    You guys are ridiculous. I wish I could read this much.

    1) A Game of Thrones
    2) Girl on the Train
    3) All the Light We Cannot See

    Starting Dark Matter tonight.
     
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  18. RegimentML

    RegimentML Well-Known Member
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    Dark Matter was probably the most well reviewed book club book since I started participating.
     
  19. prerecordedlive

    prerecordedlive Sworn Enemy of Standard Time
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    Ran to BN during lunch to pick it up.

    Do most of you dudes use an eReader? I see a ton of talk about .mobi so I assume free files are being shared on certain books.

    I liked my Kindle when it worked (like 2009 model) and am considering one solely to take advantage of Kindle Unlimited. Anyone have experience with that?
     
  20. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
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    I don't use kindle unlimited but most of us do use ereaders and may or may not share files. I cannot confirm or deny anything. Best bang for your buck is the Kindle Paperwhite (pretty much consensus here I believe) Highly Recommend.
     
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    1. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (8.5/10)
    2. Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0 #2) - Scott Meyer (8/10)
    3. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption - Steven King (6/10)
    4. The Passenger - Lisa Lutz (8/10)
    5. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America - Erik Larson (5/10)
    6. An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0 #3) - Scott Meyer (6/10)
    7. The Passage (The Passage #1) - Justin Cronin (9/10)
    8. The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach (7.5/10)
    9. The Twelve (The Passage #2) - Justin Cronin (8/10)
    10. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (6.5/10)
    11. Six Years - Harlan Coben (6.5/10)
    12. Fool Me Once - Harlan Coben (7.5/10)
    13. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (9.5/10)
    14. I'm Thinking of Ending Things - Iain Reid (4.5/10)
    15. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) - JRR Tolkien (8.5/10)
    16. The City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) - Justin Cronin (8.5/10)
    17. I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (7/10)
    18. But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past - Chuck Klosterman (9/10)
    19. End of Watch (Mr. Mercedes #3) - Stephen King (7/10)
    20. Before the Fall - Noah Hawley (8.5/10)
    21. Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) - Sylvain Neuvel (8/10)
    22. IT - Stephen King (9.5/10)
    23. The Hike - Drew Magary (9/10)
    24. The Postmortal - Drew Magary (8.5/10)
    25. Pines (The Wayward Pines #1) - Blake Crouch (8/10)
    26. Wayward (The Wayward Pines #2) - Blake Crouch (8.5/10)
    27. The Last Town (The Wayward Pines #3) - Blake Crouch (7/10)

    I liked it but not as much as the first two. Ending was pretty good though. Definitely recommend giving them a read. Took me longer to finish this one (damn football) but they're pretty easy reads.
     
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  22. prerecordedlive

    prerecordedlive Sworn Enemy of Standard Time
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    Paperwhite inbound. Thanks for keeping me grounded. I was tempted by the Voyage but I trust that the basic bitch version is solid enough.
     
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  23. The Blackfish

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    Shit I have the Oasis. It was a present, but its not worth paying the additional $$ over the paperwhite. I highly doubt the Voyage is either.
     
  24. Blackterno

    Blackterno Well-Known Member
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    1) Spell or High Water by Scott Meyer (7.5/10)
    2) Touched by Claire North (6/10)
    3) Day of Reckoning by Stephen England (9/10)
    4) The Guilty by David Baldacci (8.5/10)
    5) Commander-in-Chief by Mark Greaney (7/10)
    6) An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer (7/10)
    7) The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (7.5/10)
    8) The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper (6.5/10)
    9) Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (9.5/10)
    10) Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews (9/10)
    11) Bullseye by David Baldacci (6/10)
    12) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (10/10)
    13) The Wolves by Alex Berenson (5.5/10)
    14) Devolution by Lars Emmerich (6/10)
    15) Meltdown by Lars Emmerich (6.5/10)
    16) Mindscrew by Lars Emmerich (6.5/10)
    17) The War Planners by Andrew Watts (7.5/10)
    18) Fellside by M.R. Carey (8.5/10)
    19) The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
    20) Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey (8/10)
    21) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (7.5/10)
    22) The Arm by Jeff Passan (10/10)
    23) Kill Switch (Joe Ledger #8) by Jonathan Maberry (9/10)
    24) A Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North (8/10)
    25) Back Blast (Gray Man # 5) by Mark Greaney (9/10)
    26) I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    27) The Last Mile (Amos Decker #2) by David Baldacci (8/10)
    28) Hunt the Dragon by Don Mann (4/10)
    29) Embrace the Fire by Stephen England (9/10)
    30) The Shining Girls (5.5/10)
    31) The Black Widow by Daniel Silva (8.5/10)
    32) First Strike by Ben Coes (6/10)
    33) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (9.5/10)[/quote]
    34) Ty Cobb a Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen (8/10)
    35) Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood (5/10)
    36) The Enemy by Charlie Higson (6/10)
    37) The Dead by Charlie Higson (7.5/10)
    38) The Fear by Charlie Higson (9/10)
    39) The Sacrifice by Charlie Higson (8.5/10)
    40) The Fallen by Charlie Higson (8.5/10)
     
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    1. The Hard Way (Jack Reacher #10) by Lee Child (6/10)
    2. Brave New World , by Aldous Huxley (3/10)
    3. Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin (4 /10)
    4. Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, by Alex Freed (5/10) stars
    5. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, by Don Yaeger (8/10)
    6. The Vital Abyss (Expanse Novella) by James SA Corey - (6.5/10)
    7. 11/22/63, by Stephen King (7.5 /10)
    8. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (10/10)
    9. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, by Erik Larson (8/10)
    10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (9/10)
    11. Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee (7/10)
    12. My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, by Jennifer Teege (9/10)
    13. A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James (7.5/10)
    14. Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn (6/10)
    15. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown (10/10)
    16-18. Star Wars: Thrawn Trilogy , by Timothy Zahn (6/10)
    19. Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (6/10)
    20. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach (7.5/10)
    21. Star Wars: Revan, by Drew Karpyshyn (5.5/10)
    22. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (8/10)
    23. Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher #11), by Lee Child (6.5/10)
    24. Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden (7/10)
    25. Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (7/10)
    26. The Passage, (The Passage #2). by Justin Cronin (10/10)
    27. Room by Emma Donoghue (7.5/10)
    28. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling (7/10)
    29. Star Wars: Bloodline, by Claudia Gray (8/10)
    30. Star Wars: Perfect Weapon (Short Story), by Delilah S Dawson (4/10)
    31. The Twelve (The Passage #2), by Justin Cronin (8/10)
    32. City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) by Justin Cronin (7/10)
    33. I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    34. Ghosts of the Zahara, by Dean King (7.5/10)
    35. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin (10/10)
    36. Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War by Victoria Bynum (7/10)
    37. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter (7/10)
    38. Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow (9/10)
    39. The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes (6.5/10)
    40. Star Wars: Life Debt (Aftermath #2), by Chuck Wendig (7.5/10)
    41. A Clash of Kings (ASOIAF #2), by George R.R. Martin (10/10)
    42. Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch (8/10)
    43. Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher #13), by Lee Child (7/10)
    44. 61 Hours (Jack Reacher #14), by Lee Child (7/10)
    45. Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher #15) by Lee Child (5/10)
    46. Second Son (Jack Reacher Novella #15.5) by Lee Child (8/10)

    47. Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World, by Haruki Murakami (5.5/10)
    48. Gang Leader for a Day, by Sudhir Venkatesh (10/10)
    49. 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed, by Ernest H Cline (8/10)
     
  26. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
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    1. Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 #1) - Scott Meyer (7/10)
    2. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (7/10)
    3. Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0 #2) - Scott Meyer (7.5/10)
    4. An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0 #3) - Scott Meyer (7/10)
    5. Reaper's Gale (Malazan Book of the Fallen #7) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    6. Crack'd Pot Trail (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #4) - Steven Erikson (5.5/10)
    7. White Night (Dresden Files #9) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    8. The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10)
    9. Mistborn: Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10)
    10. A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James (6.5/10)
    11. Small Favor (Dresden Files #10) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    12. Return of the Crimson Guard (Malazan Empire #2) - Ian C. Esslemont (7.5/10)
    13. Calamity (The Reckoners #3) - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    14. Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts (9/10)
    15. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (9.5/10)
    16. Toll the Hounds (Malazan Book of the Fallen #8) - Steven Erikson (9.5/10)
    17. Washington's Crossing - David Hackett Fisher (7/10)
    18. Turn Coat (Dresden Files #11) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    19. Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges #2) - Stephen King (7/10)
    20. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (7.5/10)
    21. Stonewielder (Malazan Empire #3) - Ian C Esslemont (8/10)
    22. Goats of Glory (Malazan Short Story) - Steven Erikson (7.5/10)
    23. 1984 - George Orwell (9/10)
    24. Animal Farm - George Orwell (8/10)
    25. Changes (Dresden Files #12) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    26. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins (7/10)
    27. The Passage (The Passage #1) - Justin Cronin (8.5/10)
    28. Dust of Dreams (Malazan Book of the Fallen #9) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    29. The Twelve (The Passage #2) - Justin Cronin (8/10)
    30. The Crippled God (Malazan Book of the Fallen #10) - Steven Erikson (10/10)
    31. The City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) - Justin Cronin (8/10)
    32. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (9/10)
    33. End of Watch (Bill Hodges #3) - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    34. I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    35. The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes (5/10)
    36. Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami (7.5/10)
    37. Ubik - Philip K. Dick (9/10)
     
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    1) Spell or High Water by Scott Meyer (7.5/10)
    2) Touched by Claire North (6/10)
    3) Day of Reckoning by Stephen England (9/10)
    4) The Guilty by David Baldacci (8.5/10)
    5) Commander-in-Chief by Mark Greaney (7/10)
    6) An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer (7/10)
    7) The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (7.5/10)
    8) The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper (6.5/10)
    9) Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (9.5/10)
    10) Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews (9/10)
    11) Bullseye by David Baldacci (6/10)
    12) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (10/10)
    13) The Wolves by Alex Berenson (5.5/10)
    14) Devolution by Lars Emmerich (6/10)
    15) Meltdown by Lars Emmerich (6.5/10)
    16) Mindscrew by Lars Emmerich (6.5/10)
    17) The War Planners by Andrew Watts (7.5/10)
    18) Fellside by M.R. Carey (8.5/10)
    19) The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
    20) Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey (8/10)
    21) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (7.5/10)
    22) The Arm by Jeff Passan (10/10)
    23) Kill Switch (Joe Ledger #8) by Jonathan Maberry (9/10)
    24) A Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North (8/10)
    25) Back Blast (Gray Man # 5) by Mark Greaney (9/10)
    26) I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    27) The Last Mile (Amos Decker #2) by David Baldacci (8/10)
    28) Hunt the Dragon by Don Mann (4/10)
    29) Embrace the Fire by Stephen England (9/10)
    30) The Shining Girls (5.5/10)
    31) The Black Widow by Daniel Silva (8.5/10)
    32) First Strike by Ben Coes (6/10)
    33) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (9.5/10)[/quote]
    34) Ty Cobb a Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen (8/10)
    35) Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood (5/10)
    36) The Enemy by Charlie Higson (6/10)
    37) The Dead by Charlie Higson (7.5/10)
    38) The Fear by Charlie Higson (9/10)
    39) The Sacrifice by Charlie Higson (8.5/10)
    40) The Fallen by Charlie Higson (8.5/10)
    41) The Hunted by Charlie Higson (8.5/10)
     
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    1. The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy #1) - Terry Brooks (6/10)
    2. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (5.5/10)
    3. Blood Follows (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #1) - Steven Erikson (6/10)
    4. The Lees of Laughter's End (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #3) - Steven Erikson (7/10)
    5. The Wurms of Blearmouth (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #5) - Steven Erikson (8/10)
    6. Memories of Ice (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #3) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    7. The Emperor's Soul (Elantris novella) - Brandon Sanderson (8.5/10)
    8. All the Pretty Horses (Border Trilogy #1) - Cormac McCarthy (7/10)
    9. Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions - Daniel Wallace (7/10)
    10. The Lightning Tree (The Kingkiller Chronicle #0.5) - Patrick Rothfuss (7.5/10)
    11. The Rogue Prince, or, A King's Brother (A Song of Ice and Fire novella) - George R.R. Martin (6/10)
    12. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr (9/10)
    13. House of Chains (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #4) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    14. The Healthy Dead (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #2) - Steven Erikson (8/10)
    15. Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (Cosmere novella) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    16. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews (7/10)
    17. A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James (5.5/10)
    18. The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6) - Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    19. The Hope of Elantris (Elantris #1.5) - Brandon Sanderson (6/10)
    20. Mistborn: Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10)
    21. Sixth of the Dusk (Cosmere novella) - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    22. 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    23. The Road - Cormac McCarthy (7/10)
    24. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Different Seasons Anthology) - Stephen King (8/10)
    25. The Body (Different Seasons Anthology) - Stephen King (7/10)
    26. The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells (6/10)
    27. The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach (7/10)
    28. Looking for Alaska - John Green (7.5/10)
    29. Midnight Tides (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #5) - Steven Erikson (7.5/10)
    30. Night of Knives (Malazan Empire #1) - Ian C. Esslemont (7/10)
    31. Washington's Crossing - David Hackett Fischer (7/10)
    32. Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    33. Writing to the Point - Algis Budrys (7/10)
    34. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (8/10)
    35. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) - Pierce Brown (8/10)
    36. Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    37. The Bonehunters (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #6) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    38. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton (6.5/10)
    39. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman (8/10)
    40. Life of Pi - Yann Martell (8.5/10)
    41. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner (9.5/10)
    42. I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (7/10)
    43. A Year and a Day in Old Theradane - Scott Lynch (7.5/10)
    44. Golden Son (Red Rising #2) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    45. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    46. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) - Philip Pullman (7/10)
    47. Reaper's Gale (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #7) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    48. Crack'd Pot Trail (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #4) - Steven Erikson (6/10)
    49. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (5.5/10)
    50. Perfect State - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    51. Return of the Crimson Guard (Malazan Empire #2) - Ian C. Esslemont (7/10)
    52. Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) -Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    53. The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes (6/10)
    54. Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    55. The Stand - Stephen King (8/10)
    56. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (9/10)
    57. Toll the Hounds (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #8) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    58. Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) - Jim Butcher (7/10)
    59. Stonewielder (Malazan Empire #3) - Ian C. Esslemont (6.5/10)
    60. Goats of Glory (Malazan short story) - Steven Erikson (7/10)
    61. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami (6.5/10)
    62. Best Served Cold (First Law World #4) - Joe Abercrombie (8/10)
     
  29. mizz1439

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    Why does everyone prefer the paper white over other ereaders? I have a kindle fire and set the background as black and text as white, which is nice for reading at night.
     
  30. Truman

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    Because it's easier on the eyes. You it doesn't fatigue your eyes like a glossy screen on a normal tablet does. It's more like reading a book
     
  31. mizz1439

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    I could see that being nice. Never had an issue with the fire with how I use it.

    By the way, I scrolled through your list and picked out a few books I'm going to check out. Quite a few books id never heard of between everyone in this thread.
     
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    I do this on my Fire as well.

    I prefer the Fire over the Paperwhite because I get Bon Appetit and The Economist delivered to it and I like the full color images. I also play Madden Mobile on it. If it was just for reading books I'd have a Paperwhite.
     
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    I enjoy reading outside a lot whether that be on my porch, at the lake or on the beach, and the e-ink of the Paperwhite and other kindles doesn't have glare in the sun like the fire. That and because it's easier on your eyes is why I prefer it
     
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    Are you dudes all friends on GoodReads? I'm discouraged by the lack of activity from my friends.
     
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    Done.
     
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    I can understand the urgency since it's such a thriving group and such
     
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  40. Truman

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    Time to haze the pledge.

    prerecordedlive picks next month's book. It better be fucking good, or you'll be forced to read The Twilight Series
     
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    Armada

    just fucking kidding
     
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    1. The Hard Way (Jack Reacher #10) by Lee Child (6/10)
    2. Brave New World , by Aldous Huxley (3/10)
    3. Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin (4 /10)
    4. Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, by Alex Freed (5/10) stars
    5. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, by Don Yaeger (8/10)
    6. The Vital Abyss (Expanse Novella) by James SA Corey - (6.5/10)
    7. 11/22/63, by Stephen King (7.5 /10)
    8. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (10/10)
    9. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, by Erik Larson (8/10)
    10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (9/10)
    11. Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee (7/10)
    12. My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, by Jennifer Teege (9/10)
    13. A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James (7.5/10)
    14. Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn (6/10)
    15. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown (10/10)
    16-18. Star Wars: Thrawn Trilogy , by Timothy Zahn (6/10)
    19. Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (6/10)
    20. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach (7.5/10)
    21. Star Wars: Revan, by Drew Karpyshyn (5.5/10)
    22. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (8/10)
    23. Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher #11), by Lee Child (6.5/10)
    24. Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden (7/10)
    25. Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (7/10)
    26. The Passage, (The Passage #2). by Justin Cronin (10/10)
    27. Room by Emma Donoghue (7.5/10)
    28. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling (7/10)
    29. Star Wars: Bloodline, by Claudia Gray (8/10)
    30. Star Wars: Perfect Weapon (Short Story), by Delilah S Dawson (4/10)
    31. The Twelve (The Passage #2), by Justin Cronin (8/10)
    32. City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) by Justin Cronin (7/10)
    33. I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh (6.5/10)
    34. Ghosts of the Zahara, by Dean King (7.5/10)
    35. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin (10/10)
    36. Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War by Victoria Bynum (7/10)
    37. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter (7/10)
    38. Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow (9/10)
    39. The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes (6.5/10)
    40. Star Wars: Life Debt (Aftermath #2), by Chuck Wendig (7.5/10)
    41. A Clash of Kings (ASOIAF #2), by George R.R. Martin (10/10)
    42. Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch (8/10)
    43. Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher #13), by Lee Child (7/10)
    44. 61 Hours (Jack Reacher #14), by Lee Child (7/10)
    45. Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher #15) by Lee Child (5/10)
    46. Second Son (Jack Reacher Novella #15.5) by Lee Child (8/10)

    47. Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World, by Haruki Murakami (5.5/10)
    48. Gang Leader for a Day, by Sudhir Venkatesh (10/10)
    49. 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed, by Ernest H Cline (8/10)
    50. Big, Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (2/10)
    50. Never Go Back (Jack Reacher #18) by Lee Child (8/10)
     
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    1. The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy #1) - Terry Brooks (6/10)
    2. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (5.5/10)
    3. Blood Follows (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #1) - Steven Erikson (6/10)
    4. The Lees of Laughter's End (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #3) - Steven Erikson (7/10)
    5. The Wurms of Blearmouth (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #5) - Steven Erikson (8/10)
    6. Memories of Ice (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #3) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    7. The Emperor's Soul (Elantris novella) - Brandon Sanderson (8.5/10)
    8. All the Pretty Horses (Border Trilogy #1) - Cormac McCarthy (7/10)
    9. Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions - Daniel Wallace (7/10)
    10. The Lightning Tree (The Kingkiller Chronicle #0.5) - Patrick Rothfuss (7.5/10)
    11. The Rogue Prince, or, A King's Brother (A Song of Ice and Fire novella) - George R.R. Martin (6/10)
    12. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr (9/10)
    13. House of Chains (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #4) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    14. The Healthy Dead (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #2) - Steven Erikson (8/10)
    15. Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (Cosmere novella) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    16. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews (7/10)
    17. A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James (5.5/10)
    18. The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6) - Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    19. The Hope of Elantris (Elantris #1.5) - Brandon Sanderson (6/10)
    20. Mistborn: Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10)
    21. Sixth of the Dusk (Cosmere novella) - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    22. 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    23. The Road - Cormac McCarthy (7/10)
    24. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Different Seasons Anthology) - Stephen King (8/10)
    25. The Body (Different Seasons Anthology) - Stephen King (7/10)
    26. The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells (6/10)
    27. The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach (7/10)
    28. Looking for Alaska - John Green (7.5/10)
    29. Midnight Tides (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #5) - Steven Erikson (7.5/10)
    30. Night of Knives (Malazan Empire #1) - Ian C. Esslemont (7/10)
    31. Washington's Crossing - David Hackett Fischer (7/10)
    32. Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    33. Writing to the Point - Algis Budrys (7/10)
    34. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (8/10)
    35. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) - Pierce Brown (8/10)
    36. Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    37. The Bonehunters (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #6) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    38. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton (6.5/10)
    39. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman (8/10)
    40. Life of Pi - Yann Martell (8.5/10)
    41. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner (9.5/10)
    42. I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (7/10)
    43. A Year and a Day in Old Theradane - Scott Lynch (7.5/10)
    44. Golden Son (Red Rising #2) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    45. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    46. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) - Philip Pullman (7/10)
    47. Reaper's Gale (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #7) - Steven Erikson (8.5/10)
    48. Crack'd Pot Trail (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #4) - Steven Erikson (6/10)
    49. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (5.5/10)
    50. Perfect State - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    51. Return of the Crimson Guard (Malazan Empire #2) - Ian C. Esslemont (7/10)
    52. Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) -Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    53. The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes (6/10)
    54. Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    55. The Stand - Stephen King (8/10)
    56. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (9/10)
    57. Toll the Hounds (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #8) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    58. Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) - Jim Butcher (7/10)
    59. Stonewielder (Malazan Empire #3) - Ian C. Esslemont (6.5/10)
    60. Goats of Glory (Malazan short story) - Steven Erikson (7/10)
    61. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami (6.5/10)
    62. Best Served Cold (First Law World #4) - Joe Abercrombie (8/10)
    63. Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty (5/10)
     
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    I'm back finally

    1. The Orphan Master's Son - Adam Johnson (9/10)
    2. Star Wars: Dark Disciple - Christie Golden (5.5/10)
    3. Off To Be the Wizard - Scott Meyer (7/10)
    4. The Bands of Mourning - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    5. Mistborn: Secret History - Brandon Sanderson (18.473/10)
    6. Spell or High Water - Scott Meyer (6.5/10)
    7. An Unwelcome Quest - Scott Meyer (6/10)
    8. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R. R. Martin (8/10; the first two stories were re-reads for me)
    9. The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach (7/10)
    10. Slade House - David Mitchell (7.5/10)
    11. Red Sparrow - Jason Matthews (9/10)
    12. Here & There - Joshua V. Scher (I have no clue what to rate this book. It's either the worst book I've read in years or one of the coolest. It singlehandedly killed my reading for six months. Most of the time I started to read I ended up playing Madden Mobile on my Kindle instead. It's dense, it's boring, and it's flat out genius. Can I Spliff it it's right up your alley)
    13. Palace of Treason - Jason Matthews (7/10)
    14. Band of Brothers - Stephen E. Ambrose (10/10) :americafuckyeah:
     
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    1. A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin (9.5/10)
    2. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins (7.5/10)
    3. All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr (9/10)
    4. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (10/10)
    5. The Last Wish - Andrzej Sapkowski (7/10)
    6. Pines - Blake Crouch (9.5/10)
    7. Wayward - Blake Crouch (8/10)
     
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    1. Outer Dark, Cormac McCarthy (9/10)
    2. Elbow Room, James Allen McPherson (short stories) (7/10)
    3. To Some Women I Have Known, Re'Lynn Hansen (lesbian poetry) (5/10)
    4. Gun, with Occasional Music, Jonathon Lethem (re-read--dystopian detective noir, very fun book) (9/10)
    5. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno (7/10)
    6. Once Upon A River, Bonnie Jo Campbell (re-read) (9/10)
    7. Ghost Stories, anthology edited by Roald Dahl (not kids' stories, some good stuff) (7/10)
    8. Vanishing, by Gerard Woodward (9/10) (story of a failed and naive artist turned military camoufleur in WWII, really good book)
    9. Billy Ray's Farm, by Larry Brown (essays) (7.5/10)
    10. Foreign Babes in Beijing, by Rachel DeWoskin (7/10) (memoir of the author's time as an accidental Chinese TV star while over there as a marketer; better than I expected)
    11. Eating the Dinosaur, by Chuck Klosterman (essays) (9/10) (how have I not read this guy before? really enjoyed this)
    12. Laughter in the Dark, by Vladimir Nabokov (9/10) (stuffy, middle-aged German takes a mistress, disaster follows. simple, direct plot, lots of fun)
    13. Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov (7.5/10) (mostly plotless character sketch of a Russian emigre professor. lots of Nabokovian fun with language)
    14. The Confidence Man, Herman Melville (7.5/10) (more cynical than I usually care for, and a slog of speeches in some parts, but overall a really interesting book)
    15. Fargo Rock City, Chuck Klosterman (9/10) (just as fun as the other Klosterman I've read, will read more)
    16. Benito Cereno, Herman Melville (8/10) (crisper than The Confidence Man)
    17. Billy Budd, Herman Melville (7/10) (good parts, but as a story didn't grab me much overall)
    18. Hold It 'Til It Hurts, T. Geronimo Johnson (8.5/10) (rich writing, story examines race, identity from the POV of a soldier back from ME, set against Katrina)
    19. Hey, Liberal!, Shawn Shiflett (7/10) (based on true experience, story of a white adolescent in an all-black high school in 1968/9 Chicago. interesting look into the time period)
    20. White Jacket, Herman Melville (8/10) (not so much a story as an accounting of what it was like to serve on a mid-19th Century American war ship. the flogging scenes stand out.)
    21. Day of the Locust, Nathanael West (9/10) (short novel set in Hollywood during the depression. life is hard and everything is fake, but a much better book than that simple theme)
    22. The Dream Life of Balso Snell, Nathanael West (6/10) (some funny stuff, but ultimately just very weird)
     
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    1. The American - Andrew Britton 6/10
    2. Running Blind - Lee Child (Jack Reacher #4) 7/10
    3. Fab Five: Basketball, trash talk, the American Dream - Mitch Albom 7.5/10
    4. One Rough Man - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #1) 7/10
    5. A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier - Joseph Plumb Martin 8/10
    6. Lone Survivor - Marcus Luttrell 9/10
    7. The Coquette - Hannah W. Foster 6/10
    8. Echo Burning - Lee Child (Jack Reacher #5) 6/10
    9. All Necessary Force - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #2) 7/10
    10. Those Who Stay - Curt Stephenson 6/10
    11. Code of Conduct - Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #14) 8/10
    12. Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States - Gavan McCormack and Satoko Oka Norimatsu 9/10
    13. Enemy of Mine - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #3) 7/10
    14. Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution - Woody Holton 8/10
    15. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins 9/10
    16. Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War - Richard Wheeler 7/10
    17. The Templar Legacy- Steve Berry (Cotton Malone #1) 6/10
    18. The Widow's Strike - Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #4) 6/10
    19. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee 9/10
    20. Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari 8/10
    21. The Survivor - Kyle Mills (Mitch Rapp #14) 8/10
    22. The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien 7/10 I'm not really sure how much I liked this book, it was very different from I think every war book I have read before and in a way doesn't seem like a book about war.
     
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    got motivated to read this because of the show Westworld. read up on the subject matter and I am all about some weird science.

    has anyone read and can give me a rating on: The origin of consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind - Julian Jaynes
     
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