Books you read in 2017

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  1. RegimentML

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    1. The Crippled God (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #10) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    2. Dune - Frank Herbert (7/10)
    3. The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1) - Carlos Ruiz Zafón (9/10)
    4. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (6/10)
    5. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) - Stephen King (7/10)
    6. The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) - Stephen King (8/10)
    7. The North Water - Ian McGuire (6.5/10)
    8. The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3) - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    9. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole (7/10)
    10. Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) - Stephen King (9.5/10)
    11. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson (8/10)
    12. Blood and Bone (Malazan Empire #5) - Ian C. Esslemont (6/10)
    13. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments - David Foster Wallace (8/10)
    14. The Heroes (First Law World #5) - Joe Abercrombie (8/10)
    15. Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman (8/10)
    16. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton (7/10)
    17. It - Stephen King (9.5/10)
    18. The Broom of the System - David Foster Wallace (6.5/10)
    19. The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) - Stephen King (6.5/10)
    20. Nutshell - Ian McEwan (6/10)
    21. Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    22. Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower #5) - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    23. Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    24. Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower #6) - Stephen King (6/10)
    25. Dead Beat (The Dresden Files #7) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    26. The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara (8/10)
    27. The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower #7) - Stephen King (7/10)
    28. Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files #8) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    29. Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) - James S.A. Corey (9/10)
    30. The Butcher of Anderson Station (The Expanse #0.5) - James S.A. Corey (7.5/10)
    31. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (5.5/10)
    32. Caliban's War (The Expanse #2) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    33. Gods of Risk (The Expanse #2.5) - James S.A. Corey (6.5/10)
    34. The Churn (The Expanse #0.2) - James S.A. Corey (7.5/10)
    35. Drive (The Expanse #0.1) - James S.A. Corey (6.5/10)
    36. White Night (The Dresden Files #9) - Jim Butcher (7/10)
    37. Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse #3) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    38. American Gods - Neil Gaiman (7/10)
    39. City of Thieves - David Benioff (8.5/10)
    40. Cibola Burn (The Expanse #4) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    41. Small Favor (The Dresden Files #10) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
     
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  2. TC

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    Only 7/10? Thought this book was supposed to be GOAT tier? Looking back over your other ratings looks like you're a tough critic I guess; hard to break much past an 8
     
  3. RegimentML

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    I liked Anansi Boys better. I don't know about GOAT tier; maybe for some people it is. It bogged down in the middle for me. I still enjoyed the premise and Gaiman's sense of humor/dialogue.
     
  4. Irush

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    American Gods is v overrated imo
     
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    Oh shit - this reminds me there's a new Expanse novella. Completely forgot about it.
     
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    1. The Metamorphosis -- Franz Kafka (8/10)
    2. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain -- Antonio Damasio (8/10)
    3. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things -- Jenny Lawson (6/10)
    4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't -- Nate Silver (9/10)
    5. Thinking, Fast and Slow -- Daniel Kahneman (10/10)
    6. Travels With Charley: In Search of America -- John Steinbeck (8/10)
    7. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality -- Angus Deaton (5/10)
    8. The Crying of Lot 49 -- Thomas Pynchon (8.5/10)
    9. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked -- Adam Alter (8.75/10)
    10. In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed -- Carl Honoré (7/10)
    11. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other -- Sherry Turkle (8/10)
    12. Kim: A Novel of the Great Game -- Rudyard Kipling (5/10)
    13. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice -- Tom Vanderbilt (8.5/10)
    14. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood -- James Gleick (9/10)
    15. A Natural History of the Senses -- Diane Ackerman (7/10)
    16. The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease -- Marc Lewis (9/10)
    17. Solitude: A Return to the Self -- Anthony Storr (7/10)
    18. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Mark Twain (10/10) *reread*
    19. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age -- Sherry Turkle (9.5/10)
    20. Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs -- Hunter S. Thompson (7/10)
    21. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales -- Oliver Sacks (8/10)

    22. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire -- Chalmers Johnson (9/10)
     
  7. LKRFN88jp

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    1. Poisonfeather (Gibson Vaughn #2) - Matthew FitzSimmons (7.5/10)
    2. The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture - Glen Weldon (8.5/10)
    3. Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) - Sylvain Neuvel (7.5/10)
    4. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    5. Golden Son (Red Rising #2) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    6. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) - Pierce Brown (9/10)
    7. Nutshell - Ian McEwan (4.5/10)
    8. The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time - Bill Connelly (7/10)
    9. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit - Michael Finkel (6.5/10)
    10. Behind Her Eyes - Sarah Pinborough (7/10)
    11. The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware (5.5/10)
    12. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century - Timothy Snyder (8/10)
    13. 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King (6/10)
    14. X - Chuck Klosterman (8.5/10)
    15. The Jaunt - Stephen King (9/10)
    16. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Attwood (6/10)
    17. City of Thieves - David Benioff (8.5/10)
    18. All Our Wrong Todays - Elan Mastai (9/10)
    19. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) - JK Rowling (8/10)
    20. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) - JK Rowling (7.5/10)
    21. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (8/10)
    22. Final Girls - Riley Sager (6/10)
    23. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) - JK Rowling (9/10)
    24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) - JK Rowling (9/10)

    Really, really well done. This one was the slowest of the first four, I thought. The fact that they didn't arrive at Hogwarts for a good 25% of the book was interesting. But wow, when it got going, this book had some of the best storytelling of the series thus far.

    With all the hype that book #3 received from friends, I expected a dropoff. It seemed like #3 was when thing turned darker, but to expect it to really hit the fan wasn't until the last three. So I was way surprised (pleasantly I might add) that this book ended up packing the punch that it did, specifically with the last 15-20% or so.

    The characters continue to be well drawn. One thing I worried about early on in this one was Harry and Ron's beef with each other (mainly because it seemed so forced to start). I was dreading it lasting the entire book. Super happy it didn't do that so they could get back to being friends.

    Don't want to spoil too much but seeing the big bad himself make his first *real* appearance was really nice. That + the way this book started was a cool difference from the first three.

    Not a whole lot else to add except I loved it and am pumped to see the way this series reaches its ending.
     
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    Latest Connelly book (the Late Show) was really good
     
  9. Dante Bichette

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    Currently reading Stephen King's "IT"...not sure what took me so long to read this, haven't been able to put it down
     
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  10. TC

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    I'm not done yet but just started reading the "dreamland" book about the opioid epidemic...holy shit this is good. And this is from someone that already knew a ton about the subject. A big part of it is the writer, Sam Quinones. Haven't seen many that can match this nonfiction writing
     
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    1. Poisonfeather (Gibson Vaughn #2) - Matthew FitzSimmons (7.5/10)
    2. The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture - Glen Weldon (8.5/10)
    3. Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) - Sylvain Neuvel (7.5/10)
    4. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    5. Golden Son (Red Rising #2) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    6. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) - Pierce Brown (9/10)
    7. Nutshell - Ian McEwan (4.5/10)
    8. The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time - Bill Connelly (7/10)
    9. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit - Michael Finkel (6.5/10)
    10. Behind Her Eyes - Sarah Pinborough (7/10)
    11. The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware (5.5/10)
    12. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century - Timothy Snyder (8/10)
    13. 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King (6/10)
    14. X - Chuck Klosterman (8.5/10)
    15. The Jaunt - Stephen King (9/10)
    16. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Attwood (6/10)
    17. City of Thieves - David Benioff (8.5/10)
    18. All Our Wrong Todays - Elan Mastai (9/10)
    19. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) - JK Rowling (8/10)
    20. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) - JK Rowling (7.5/10)
    21. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (8/10)
    22. Final Girls - Riley Sager (6/10)
    23. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) - JK Rowling (9/10)
    24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) - JK Rowling (9/10)
    25. What If?: A closer look at college football's great questions - Matt Brown (6/10)

    It was fine. I obviously love CFB so the subject was easy to get into but there were things about the book that annoyed/bothered me. Each chapter had the same structure: intro, "but let's go back before all that", before tackling the "what if?" and how things would have gone. I was disappointed that the "what if?" parts were maybe 20% (or less) of each chapter. I get the setup of it all but I was kind of looking for more on what each event would have done differently for the teams/coaches/players/conferences/sport overall, vs. the background of each story.

    Quick, easy read. Could have been better but a nice way to get me excited for the upcoming season.

    Time to begin the finish to the HP series.
     
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    1. The Gray Man by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #1) 7/10
    2. Days of Rage by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan Series #6) 7.5/10
    3. The First World War: A Brief History with Documents by Susan R. Grayzel 7/10
    4. Persuader by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #7) 7/10
    5. The Brusilov Offensive by Timothy C. Dowling 6/10
    6. Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger 7/10
    7. Forty Years in the Big House: Michigan Tales from My Four Decades as a Wolverine by Jon Falk with Dan Ewald 6/10
    8. Hallowed Ground by James McPherson 8.5/10
    9. The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice by Alex Kershaw 9/10
    10. On Target by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #2) 8/10
    11. No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #7) 9/10
    12. If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II - One American Officer's Riveting True Story by George Wilson 9/10
    13. Ballistic by Mark Greaney (Gray Man #3) 9/10
    14. Foreign Agent by Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #15) 8/10
    15. The Insider Threat by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #8) 8/10
    16. Overlord: D-Day and The Battle for Normandy by Max Hastings 9/10
    17. I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman 6/10
    18. Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands by Keith Camacho 6/10
    19. The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of William Hull by Anthony J. Yanik 7/10
    20. Order to Kill by Kyle Mills (Mitch Rapp #15) 8/10
    21. Manassas: A Battlefield Guide by Ethan S. Rafuse 7/10 Manassas is one of the Civil War battles I knew very little about so this was a nice book to learn some more information, nothing earth shattering in the book but wish I would have read it before visiting the battlefield in June.
     
  13. Teflon Queen

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    The complete incompetence of the Union early on really sours my opinion of Lincoln. I have a tough time understanding how they could be so unprepared and stupid.
     
  14. CBH

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    Yeah the first years of the war in the east for the Union is bad and the continual changing of leaders by Lincoln was certainly a big part of that
     
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    Obviously it was a monumental and incredibly complicated task, but the repeated and sometimes readily apparent blunders are hard for me to swallow.
     
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    1. The Metamorphosis -- Franz Kafka (8/10)
    2. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain -- Antonio Damasio (8/10)
    3. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things -- Jenny Lawson (6/10)
    4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't -- Nate Silver (9/10)
    5. Thinking, Fast and Slow -- Daniel Kahneman (10/10)
    6. Travels With Charley: In Search of America -- John Steinbeck (8/10)
    7. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality -- Angus Deaton (5/10)
    8. The Crying of Lot 49 -- Thomas Pynchon (8.5/10)
    9. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked -- Adam Alter (8.75/10)
    10. In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed -- Carl Honoré (7/10)
    11. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other -- Sherry Turkle (8/10)
    12. Kim: A Novel of the Great Game -- Rudyard Kipling (5/10)
    13. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice -- Tom Vanderbilt (8.5/10)
    14. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood -- James Gleick (9/10)
    15. A Natural History of the Senses -- Diane Ackerman (7/10)
    16. The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease -- Marc Lewis (9/10)
    17. Solitude: A Return to the Self -- Anthony Storr (7/10)
    18. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Mark Twain (10/10) *reread*
    19. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age -- Sherry Turkle (9.5/10)
    20. Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs -- Hunter S. Thompson (7/10)
    21. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales -- Oliver Sacks (8/10)
    22. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire -- Chalmers Johnson (9/10)

    23. Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work -- Dave Isay (5/10)
    Had to read this for school/work. It's a collection of those NPR StoryCorps vignettes with all of them focusing on people and how they found their passion/career. Kinda meh
     
  17. TC

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    1. The Metamorphosis -- Franz Kafka (8/10)
    2. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain -- Antonio Damasio (8/10)
    3. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things -- Jenny Lawson (6/10)
    4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't -- Nate Silver (9/10)
    5. Thinking, Fast and Slow -- Daniel Kahneman (10/10)
    6. Travels With Charley: In Search of America -- John Steinbeck (8/10)
    7. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality -- Angus Deaton (5/10)
    8. The Crying of Lot 49 -- Thomas Pynchon (8.5/10)
    9. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked -- Adam Alter (8.75/10)
    10. In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed -- Carl Honoré (7/10)
    11. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other -- Sherry Turkle (8/10)
    12. Kim: A Novel of the Great Game -- Rudyard Kipling (5/10)
    13. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice -- Tom Vanderbilt (8.5/10)
    14. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood -- James Gleick (9/10)
    15. A Natural History of the Senses -- Diane Ackerman (7/10)
    16. The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease -- Marc Lewis (9/10)
    17. Solitude: A Return to the Self -- Anthony Storr (7/10)
    18. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Mark Twain (10/10) *reread*
    19. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age -- Sherry Turkle (9.5/10)
    20. Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs -- Hunter S. Thompson (7/10)
    21. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales -- Oliver Sacks (8/10)
    22. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire -- Chalmers Johnson (9/10)
    23. Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work -- Dave Isay (5/10)

    24. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic -- Sam Quinones (10/10)
     
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  18. Irush

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    My god you rip through books
     
  19. TC

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    "Callings" was a little book and I've been working on "Dreamland" since last week. It's 350 pages so I did blow through it pretty fast though. Pretty much in awe of the author; so good at writing
     
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    Iron Mickey and Truman are on like 50 books for the year
     
  21. Irush

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    When I saw the second notification, I thought you finished another one.
     
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    1. The Gray Man by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #1) 7/10
    2. Days of Rage by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan Series #6) 7.5/10
    3. The First World War: A Brief History with Documents by Susan R. Grayzel 7/10
    4. Persuader by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #7) 7/10
    5. The Brusilov Offensive by Timothy C. Dowling 6/10
    6. Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger 7/10
    7. Forty Years in the Big House: Michigan Tales from My Four Decades as a Wolverine by Jon Falk with Dan Ewald 6/10
    8. Hallowed Ground by James McPherson 8.5/10
    9. The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice by Alex Kershaw 9/10
    10. On Target by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #2) 8/10
    11. No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #7) 9/10
    12. If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II - One American Officer's Riveting True Story by George Wilson 9/10
    13. Ballistic by Mark Greaney (Gray Man #3) 9/10
    14. Foreign Agent by Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #15) 8/10
    15. The Insider Threat by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #8) 8/10
    16. Overlord: D-Day and The Battle for Normandy by Max Hastings 9/10
    17. I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman 6/10
    18. Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands by Keith Camacho 6/10
    19. The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of William Hull by Anthony J. Yanik 7/10
    20. Order to Kill by Kyle Mills (Mitch Rapp #15) 8/10
    21. Manassas: A Battlefield Guide by Ethan S. Rafuse 7/10
    22. The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey From the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw 8/10 This was a very interesting history of one man's time spent fighting in Europe during World War II. It's a great and often painful read about the war on fronts less publicized and touches a little on the feelings of the men that were fighting in other areas in Europe during the war.
     
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    1. The Gray Man by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #1) 7/10
    2. Days of Rage by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan Series #6) 7.5/10
    3. The First World War: A Brief History with Documents by Susan R. Grayzel 7/10
    4. Persuader by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #7) 7/10
    5. The Brusilov Offensive by Timothy C. Dowling 6/10
    6. Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger 7/10
    7. Forty Years in the Big House: Michigan Tales from My Four Decades as a Wolverine by Jon Falk with Dan Ewald 6/10
    8. Hallowed Ground by James McPherson 8.5/10
    9. The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice by Alex Kershaw 9/10
    10. On Target by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #2) 8/10
    11. No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #7) 9/10
    12. If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II - One American Officer's Riveting True Story by George Wilson 9/10
    13. Ballistic by Mark Greaney (Gray Man #3) 9/10
    14. Foreign Agent by Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #15) 8/10
    15. The Insider Threat by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #8) 8/10
    16. Overlord: D-Day and The Battle for Normandy by Max Hastings 9/10
    17. I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman 6/10
    18. Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands by Keith Camacho 6/10
    19. The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of William Hull by Anthony J. Yanik 7/10
    20. Order to Kill by Kyle Mills (Mitch Rapp #15) 8/10
    21. Manassas: A Battlefield Guide by Ethan S. Rafuse 7/10
    22. The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey From the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw 8/10
    23. The Forgotten Soldier by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #9) 8/10
     
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    1. The Gray Man by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #1) 7/10
    2. Days of Rage by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan Series #6) 7.5/10
    3. The First World War: A Brief History with Documents by Susan R. Grayzel 7/10
    4. Persuader by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #7) 7/10
    5. The Brusilov Offensive by Timothy C. Dowling 6/10
    6. Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger 7/10
    7. Forty Years in the Big House: Michigan Tales from My Four Decades as a Wolverine by Jon Falk with Dan Ewald 6/10
    8. Hallowed Ground by James McPherson 8.5/10
    9. The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice by Alex Kershaw 9/10
    10. On Target by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #2) 8/10
    11. No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #7) 9/10
    12. If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II - One American Officer's Riveting True Story by George Wilson 9/10
    13. Ballistic by Mark Greaney (Gray Man #3) 9/10
    14. Foreign Agent by Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #15) 8/10
    15. The Insider Threat by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #8) 8/10
    16. Overlord: D-Day and The Battle for Normandy by Max Hastings 9/10
    17. I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman 6/10
    18. Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands by Keith Camacho 6/10
    19. The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of William Hull by Anthony J. Yanik 7/10
    20. Order to Kill by Kyle Mills (Mitch Rapp #15) 8/10
    21. Manassas: A Battlefield Guide by Ethan S. Rafuse 7/10
    22. The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey From the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw 8/10
    23. The Forgotten Soldier by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #9) 8/10
    24. Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh 9/10
     
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    1. Dune, by Frank Herbert (6.5/10)
    2. The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry (7/10)
    3. The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon #1) by Daniel Silva (8.5/10)
    4. The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone #1) by Steve Berry (6.5/10)
    5. Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth (6/10)
    6. Master of Formalities by Scott Meyer (7/10)
    7. Empires of the Sea, by Roger Crowley (9/10)
    8. 1984 by George Orwell (8.5/10)
    9. The North Water, by Ian McGuire (7/10)
    10. The English Assassin (Gabriel Allon #2) by Daniel Siva (8/10)
    11. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance (9/10)
    12. The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone #2) by Steve Berry (7.5/10)
    13. Star Wars: Empire's End (Aftermath #3) by Chuck Wendig (7.5/10)
    14. Animal Farm by George Orwell (8/10)
    15. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (7/10)
    16. Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10)
    17. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10)
    18. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
    19. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
    20. Nutshell, by Ian McEwan (7/10)
    21. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (7/10)
    22. Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (8/10)
    23. Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
    24. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
    25. American War by Omar El Akkad (7.5/10)
    26. Salem's Lot, by Steven King (6.5/10)
    27. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann (9/10)
    28. Star Wars: Guardian of the Whills, by Gregg Rucka (6/10)
    29. Star Wars: Rebel Rising, by Beth Revis (6.5/10)
    30. Fight and Flight (Magic 2.0 #4), by Scott Meyer (4.5/10)
    31. The Confessor (Gabriel Allon #3) by Daniel Silva (7.5/10)
    32. The Venetian Betrayal (Cotton Malone #3) by Steve Berry (6.5/10)
    33. The Collapsing Empire (Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi (9.10)
    34. Borne by Jeff Vandermeer (8/10)
    35. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (6.5/10)
    36. All Your Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (9/10)
    37. Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow #1), by Jason Matthews (10/10)
    38. No Middle Name (Jack Reacher novella) by Lee Child (7/10)
    39. Palace of Treason (Red Sparrow #2) by Jason Matthews (10/10)
    40. Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton (7.5/10)
    41. A Death in Venice (Gabriel Allon #4) by Daniel Silva (8/10)
    42. Harry Potter & The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (6/10)
    43. Prince of Fire (Gabriel Allon #5) by Daniel Silva (8/10
    44. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote (8/10)
    45. Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff Vandermeer (6/10)
    46. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (7.5/10)
    47. Strange Dogs (Expanse Novella), by James S.A. Corey (9/10)
    48. Star Wars: Battlefront II Inferno Squad by Christie Golden (6.5/10)
    49. Afterlife by Marcus Sakey (8/10)
    50. Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson (9.5/10)


    Afterlife was a really good, and face paced. Really liking Sankey as an author. Always a fun, action packed book.

    Sons and Soldiers is "The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler"

    Outstanding perspective about a group you dont really hear about too often. Highly recommend to those interested in WW2
     
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    Haven't finished a book in 3 weeks :tebow:

    Gonna finish one this week though
     
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    Ive been bad updating but same. I knocked out Sons and Soldiers over the weekend, but I hit a bit of a wall reading stuff.
     
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    Sons and soldiers sounds really interesting, i might need to pick that up soon
     
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    1. The Metamorphosis -- Franz Kafka (8/10)
    2. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain -- Antonio Damasio (8/10)
    3. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things -- Jenny Lawson (6/10)
    4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't -- Nate Silver (9/10)
    5. Thinking, Fast and Slow -- Daniel Kahneman (10/10)
    6. Travels With Charley: In Search of America -- John Steinbeck (8/10)
    7. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality -- Angus Deaton (5/10)
    8. The Crying of Lot 49 -- Thomas Pynchon (8.5/10)
    9. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked -- Adam Alter (8.75/10)
    10. In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed -- Carl Honoré (7/10)
    11. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other -- Sherry Turkle (8/10)
    12. Kim: A Novel of the Great Game -- Rudyard Kipling (5/10)
    13. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice -- Tom Vanderbilt (8.5/10)
    14. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood -- James Gleick (9/10)
    15. A Natural History of the Senses -- Diane Ackerman (7/10)
    16. The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease -- Marc Lewis (9/10)
    17. Solitude: A Return to the Self -- Anthony Storr (7/10)
    18. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Mark Twain (10/10) *reread*
    19. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age -- Sherry Turkle (9.5/10)
    20. Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs -- Hunter S. Thompson (7/10)
    21. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales -- Oliver Sacks (8/10)
    22. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire -- Chalmers Johnson (9/10)
    23. Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work -- Dave Isay (5/10)
    24. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic -- Sam Quinones (10/10)

    25. The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power -- Steve Fraser (5/10)

    This was a 400+ page slog. I'm interested in the subject but still don't know as much as I'd like to about it. Part of the problem may be I'm too much of a political and economic novice to grasp some of it, but dude could certainly make it easier. He's too fond of the type of sentence that lists 10 examples and takes up a whole paragraph. Just a couple then etc is fine Mr. Fraser. And he uses too many "fancy" words. But hey, if nothing else I now know what insouciance and jeremiad mean :thumb:
     
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    1. Poisonfeather (Gibson Vaughn #2) - Matthew FitzSimmons (7.5/10)
    2. The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture - Glen Weldon (8.5/10)
    3. Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) - Sylvain Neuvel (7.5/10)
    4. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    5. Golden Son (Red Rising #2) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    6. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) - Pierce Brown (9/10)
    7. Nutshell - Ian McEwan (4.5/10)
    8. The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time - Bill Connelly (7/10)
    9. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit - Michael Finkel (6.5/10)
    10. Behind Her Eyes - Sarah Pinborough (7/10)
    11. The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware (5.5/10)
    12. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century - Timothy Snyder (8/10)
    13. 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King (6/10)
    14. X - Chuck Klosterman (8.5/10)
    15. The Jaunt - Stephen King (9/10)
    16. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Attwood (6/10)
    17. City of Thieves - David Benioff (8.5/10)
    18. All Our Wrong Todays - Elan Mastai (9/10)
    19. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) - JK Rowling (8/10)
    20. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) - JK Rowling (7.5/10)
    21. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (8/10)
    22. Final Girls - Riley Sager (6/10)
    23. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) - JK Rowling (9/10)
    24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) - JK Rowling (9/10)
    25. What If?: A closer look at college football's great questions - Matt Brown (6/10)
    26. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) - JK Rowling (8/10)

    In the "Harry Potter is now a darker series" run (3-5), this is my least favorite of the three. That said, I still enjoyed it. Towards the end I realized that this felt like more of a setup book than anything, getting us ready for the final two books of the series and all the stuff that should go down in those.

    Some things that stood out to me:

    - Umbridge was an amazing villain. Legit hated her throughout.
    - Dumbledore keeping things from Harry was a huge bummer the entire book but I thought his explanation made sense.
    - Neville is randomly becoming one of my favorite characters.
    - Harry working with Snape so much is enjoyable mainly because they both hate each other.
    - Draco and Harry's rivalry moving forward is going to get bad.

    Liked it, didn't love it. But still an enjoyable read. 8/10
     
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    Order of the Phoenix is probably the most polarizing book in the series. Some love it, some have it as their least favorite.
     
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    1. The Metamorphosis -- Franz Kafka (8/10)
    2. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain -- Antonio Damasio (8/10)
    3. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things -- Jenny Lawson (6/10)
    4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't -- Nate Silver (9/10)
    5. Thinking, Fast and Slow -- Daniel Kahneman (10/10)
    6. Travels With Charley: In Search of America -- John Steinbeck (8/10)
    7. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality -- Angus Deaton (5/10)
    8. The Crying of Lot 49 -- Thomas Pynchon (8.5/10)
    9. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked -- Adam Alter (8.75/10)
    10. In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed -- Carl Honoré (7/10)
    11. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other -- Sherry Turkle (8/10)
    12. Kim: A Novel of the Great Game -- Rudyard Kipling (5/10)
    13. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice -- Tom Vanderbilt (8.5/10)
    14. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood -- James Gleick (9/10)
    15. A Natural History of the Senses -- Diane Ackerman (7/10)
    16. The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease -- Marc Lewis (9/10)
    17. Solitude: A Return to the Self -- Anthony Storr (7/10)
    18. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Mark Twain (10/10) *reread*
    19. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age -- Sherry Turkle (9.5/10)
    20. Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs -- Hunter S. Thompson (7/10)
    21. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales -- Oliver Sacks (8/10)
    22. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire -- Chalmers Johnson (9/10)
    23. Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work -- Dave Isay (5/10)
    24. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic -- Sam Quinones (10/10)
    25. The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power -- Steve Fraser (5/10)

    26. Life on Purpose: How Living For What Matters Most Changes Everything -- Victor Strecher (4/10)

    I was very interested in the central premise of the book -- having a strong purpose in life makes you happier/healthier/more successful. However, after the first chapter or two I feel like he got off the subject and more into just general health tips (dudes a public health professor). I also felt like a lot of the psyc/Econ/public health research he cited was a rehash of things I've read in other books. I am inspired to live with more purpose now though and it was an easy read
     
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    1. The Crippled God (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #10) - Steven Erikson (9/10)
    2. Dune - Frank Herbert (7/10)
    3. The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1) - Carlos Ruiz Zafón (9/10)
    4. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (6/10)
    5. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) - Stephen King (7/10)
    6. The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) - Stephen King (8/10)
    7. The North Water - Ian McGuire (6.5/10)
    8. The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3) - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    9. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole (7/10)
    10. Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) - Stephen King (9.5/10)
    11. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson (8/10)
    12. Blood and Bone (Malazan Empire #5) - Ian C. Esslemont (6/10)
    13. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments - David Foster Wallace (8/10)
    14. The Heroes (First Law World #5) - Joe Abercrombie (8/10)
    15. Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman (8/10)
    16. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton (7/10)
    17. It - Stephen King (9.5/10)
    18. The Broom of the System - David Foster Wallace (6.5/10)
    19. The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) - Stephen King (6.5/10)
    20. Nutshell - Ian McEwan (6/10)
    21. Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    22. Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower #5) - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    23. Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    24. Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower #6) - Stephen King (6/10)
    25. Dead Beat (The Dresden Files #7) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    26. The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara (8/10)
    27. The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower #7) - Stephen King (7/10)
    28. Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files #8) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    29. Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) - James S.A. Corey (9/10)
    30. The Butcher of Anderson Station (The Expanse #0.5) - James S.A. Corey (7.5/10)
    31. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (5.5/10)
    32. Caliban's War (The Expanse #2) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    33. Gods of Risk (The Expanse #2.5) - James S.A. Corey (6.5/10)
    34. The Churn (The Expanse #0.2) - James S.A. Corey (7.5/10)
    35. Drive (The Expanse #0.1) - James S.A. Corey (6.5/10)
    36. White Night (The Dresden Files #9) - Jim Butcher (7/10)
    37. Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse #3) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    38. American Gods - Neil Gaiman (7/10)
    39. City of Thieves - David Benioff (8.5/10)
    40. Cibola Burn (The Expanse #4) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    41. Small Favor (The Dresden Files #10) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    42. Turn Coat (The Dresden Files #11) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    43. Changes (The Dresden Files #12) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    44. Assail (Malazan Empire #6) - Ian C. Esslemont (7/10)
    45. Stephen Florida - Gabe Habash (6.5/10)
    46. Watchmen - Alan Moore (9/10)
    47. Ghost Story (The Dresden Files #13) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
     
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    Watchmen :thumb:
     
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    1. The Metamorphosis -- Franz Kafka (8/10)
    2. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain -- Antonio Damasio (8/10)
    3. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things -- Jenny Lawson (6/10)
    4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't -- Nate Silver (9/10)
    5. Thinking, Fast and Slow -- Daniel Kahneman (10/10)
    6. Travels With Charley: In Search of America -- John Steinbeck (8/10)
    7. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality -- Angus Deaton (5/10)
    8. The Crying of Lot 49 -- Thomas Pynchon (8.5/10)
    9. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked -- Adam Alter (8.75/10)
    10. In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed -- Carl Honoré (7/10)
    11. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other -- Sherry Turkle (8/10)
    12. Kim: A Novel of the Great Game -- Rudyard Kipling (5/10)
    13. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice -- Tom Vanderbilt (8.5/10)
    14. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood -- James Gleick (9/10)
    15. A Natural History of the Senses -- Diane Ackerman (7/10)
    16. The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease -- Marc Lewis (9/10)
    17. Solitude: A Return to the Self -- Anthony Storr (7/10)
    18. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Mark Twain (10/10) *reread*
    19. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age -- Sherry Turkle (9.5/10)
    20. Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs -- Hunter S. Thompson (7/10)
    21. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales -- Oliver Sacks (8/10)
    22. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire -- Chalmers Johnson (9/10)
    23. Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work -- Dave Isay (5/10)
    24. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic -- Sam Quinones (10/10)
    25. The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power -- Steve Fraser (5/10)
    26. Life on Purpose: How Living For What Matters Most Changes Everything -- Victor Strecher (4/10)

    27. The Meaning of Human Existence -- Edward O. Wilson (9/10)

    <3 E.O. Wilson's writing. I'm so full of wonder about humans and the natural world right now
     
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    1. The Metamorphosis -- Franz Kafka (8/10)
    2. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain -- Antonio Damasio (8/10)
    3. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things -- Jenny Lawson (6/10)
    4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't -- Nate Silver (9/10)
    5. Thinking, Fast and Slow -- Daniel Kahneman (10/10)
    6. Travels With Charley: In Search of America -- John Steinbeck (8/10)
    7. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality -- Angus Deaton (5/10)
    8. The Crying of Lot 49 -- Thomas Pynchon (8.5/10)
    9. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked -- Adam Alter (8.75/10)
    10. In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed -- Carl Honoré (7/10)
    11. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other -- Sherry Turkle (8/10)
    12. Kim: A Novel of the Great Game -- Rudyard Kipling (5/10)
    13. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice -- Tom Vanderbilt (8.5/10)
    14. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood -- James Gleick (9/10)
    15. A Natural History of the Senses -- Diane Ackerman (7/10)
    16. The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease -- Marc Lewis (9/10)
    17. Solitude: A Return to the Self -- Anthony Storr (7/10)
    18. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Mark Twain (10/10) *reread*
    19. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age -- Sherry Turkle (9.5/10)
    20. Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs -- Hunter S. Thompson (7/10)
    21. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales -- Oliver Sacks (8/10)
    22. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire -- Chalmers Johnson (9/10)
    23. Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work -- Dave Isay (5/10)
    24. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic -- Sam Quinones (10/10)
    25. The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power -- Steve Fraser (5/10)
    26. Life on Purpose: How Living For What Matters Most Changes Everything -- Victor Strecher (4/10)
    27. The Meaning of Human Existence -- Edward O. Wilson (9/10)

    28. The Mission of Art -- Alex Grey (9.5/10)
    This is the guy that makes the artwork for the band Tool. Extremely inspiring book about the "bigger than us" role art/music/etc can play
     
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    1. The Gray Man by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #1) 7/10
    2. Days of Rage by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan Series #6) 7.5/10
    3. The First World War: A Brief History with Documents by Susan R. Grayzel 7/10
    4. Persuader by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #7) 7/10
    5. The Brusilov Offensive by Timothy C. Dowling 6/10
    6. Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger 7/10
    7. Forty Years in the Big House: Michigan Tales from My Four Decades as a Wolverine by Jon Falk with Dan Ewald 6/10
    8. Hallowed Ground by James McPherson 8.5/10
    9. The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice by Alex Kershaw 9/10
    10. On Target by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #2) 8/10
    11. No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #7) 9/10
    12. If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II - One American Officer's Riveting True Story by George Wilson 9/10
    13. Ballistic by Mark Greaney (Gray Man #3) 9/10
    14. Foreign Agent by Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #15) 8/10
    15. The Insider Threat by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #8) 8/10
    16. Overlord: D-Day and The Battle for Normandy by Max Hastings 9/10
    17. I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman 6/10
    18. Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands by Keith Camacho 6/10
    19. The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of William Hull by Anthony J. Yanik 7/10
    20. Order to Kill by Kyle Mills (Mitch Rapp #15) 8/10
    21. Manassas: A Battlefield Guide by Ethan S. Rafuse 7/10
    22. The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey From the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw 8/10
    23. The Forgotten Soldier by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #9) 8/10
    24. Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh 9/10
    25. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck 8/10
    26. Dead Eye by Mark Greaney (Gray Man #4) 6/10
     
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    CBH I've read red pony by Steinbeck, what'd you think?
     
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    It was okay, obviously a group of very short stories, definitely thought the first of the group was the best by far. The other three were just okay, but it had been a long time since I read any Steinbeck
     
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    I made a Steinbeck thread on here once but no one responded. What are your favs? For me it's grapes of wrath and east of eden 1a and 1b then cannery row
     
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    I actually haven't read much Steinbeck really, I read East of Eden freshman year of college but don't remember much of it. I've never read the grapes of wrath
     
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    Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden are phenomenal novels
     
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    1. The Metamorphosis -- Franz Kafka (8/10)
    2. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain -- Antonio Damasio (8/10)
    3. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things -- Jenny Lawson (6/10)
    4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't -- Nate Silver (9/10)
    5. Thinking, Fast and Slow -- Daniel Kahneman (10/10)
    6. Travels With Charley: In Search of America -- John Steinbeck (8/10)
    7. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality -- Angus Deaton (5/10)
    8. The Crying of Lot 49 -- Thomas Pynchon (8.5/10)
    9. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked -- Adam Alter (8.75/10)
    10. In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed -- Carl Honoré (7/10)
    11. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other -- Sherry Turkle (8/10)
    12. Kim: A Novel of the Great Game -- Rudyard Kipling (5/10)
    13. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice -- Tom Vanderbilt (8.5/10)
    14. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood -- James Gleick (9/10)
    15. A Natural History of the Senses -- Diane Ackerman (7/10)
    16. The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease -- Marc Lewis (9/10)
    17. Solitude: A Return to the Self -- Anthony Storr (7/10)
    18. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Mark Twain (10/10) *reread*
    19. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age -- Sherry Turkle (9.5/10)
    20. Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs -- Hunter S. Thompson (7/10)
    21. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales -- Oliver Sacks (8/10)
    22. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire -- Chalmers Johnson (9/10)
    23. Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work -- Dave Isay (5/10)
    24. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic -- Sam Quinones (10/10)
    25. The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power -- Steve Fraser (5/10)
    26. Life on Purpose: How Living For What Matters Most Changes Everything -- Victor Strecher (4/10)
    27. The Meaning of Human Existence -- Edward O. Wilson (9/10)
    28. The Mission of Art -- Alex Grey (9.5/10)

    29. Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us -- Murray Carpenter (5/10)

    I love coffee and caffeine so I wanted to learn more about the subject. This book was aight
     
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    1. Dune, by Frank Herbert (6.5/10)
    2. The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry (7/10)
    3. The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon #1) by Daniel Silva (8.5/10)
    4. The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone #1) by Steve Berry (6.5/10)
    5. Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth (6/10)
    6. Master of Formalities by Scott Meyer (7/10)
    7. Empires of the Sea, by Roger Crowley (9/10)
    8. 1984 by George Orwell (8.5/10)
    9. The North Water, by Ian McGuire (7/10)
    10. The English Assassin (Gabriel Allon #2) by Daniel Siva (8/10)
    11. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance (9/10)
    12. The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone #2) by Steve Berry (7.5/10)
    13. Star Wars: Empire's End (Aftermath #3) by Chuck Wendig (7.5/10)
    14. Animal Farm by George Orwell (8/10)
    15. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (7/10)
    16. Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10)
    17. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10)
    18. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
    19. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
    20. Nutshell, by Ian McEwan (7/10)
    21. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (7/10)
    22. Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (8/10)
    23. Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
    24. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
    25. American War by Omar El Akkad (7.5/10)
    26. Salem's Lot, by Steven King (6.5/10)
    27. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann (9/10)
    28. Star Wars: Guardian of the Whills, by Gregg Rucka (6/10)
    29. Star Wars: Rebel Rising, by Beth Revis (6.5/10)
    30. Fight and Flight (Magic 2.0 #4), by Scott Meyer (4.5/10)
    31. The Confessor (Gabriel Allon #3) by Daniel Silva (7.5/10)
    32. The Venetian Betrayal (Cotton Malone #3) by Steve Berry (6.5/10)
    33. The Collapsing Empire (Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi (9.10)
    34. Borne by Jeff Vandermeer (8/10)
    35. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (6.5/10)
    36. All Your Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (9/10)
    37. Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow #1), by Jason Matthews (10/10)
    38. No Middle Name (Jack Reacher novella) by Lee Child (7/10)
    39. Palace of Treason (Red Sparrow #2) by Jason Matthews (10/10)
    40. Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton (7.5/10)
    41. A Death in Venice (Gabriel Allon #4) by Daniel Silva (8/10)
    42. Harry Potter & The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (6/10)
    43. Prince of Fire (Gabriel Allon #5) by Daniel Silva (8/10
    44. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote (8/10)
    45. Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff Vandermeer (6/10)
    46. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (7.5/10)
    47. Strange Dogs (Expanse Novella), by James S.A. Corey (9/10)
    48. Star Wars: Battlefront II Inferno Squad by Christie Golden (6.5/10)
    49. Afterlife by Marcus Sakey (8/10)
    50. Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson (9.5/10)
    51. Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Grey (7/10)
    52. Star Wars: Phasma, by Delilah S Dawson (7.5/10)

    :comicbookguy::comicbookguy::comicbookguy:
     
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    Finished all the books I had out from the library. Waiting for my new holds to come in

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    1. The Gray Man by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #1) 7/10
    2. Days of Rage by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan Series #6) 7.5/10
    3. The First World War: A Brief History with Documents by Susan R. Grayzel 7/10
    4. Persuader by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #7) 7/10
    5. The Brusilov Offensive by Timothy C. Dowling 6/10
    6. Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger 7/10
    7. Forty Years in the Big House: Michigan Tales from My Four Decades as a Wolverine by Jon Falk with Dan Ewald 6/10
    8. Hallowed Ground by James McPherson 8.5/10
    9. The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice by Alex Kershaw 9/10
    10. On Target by Mark Greaney (Gray Man Series #2) 8/10
    11. No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #7) 9/10
    12. If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II - One American Officer's Riveting True Story by George Wilson 9/10
    13. Ballistic by Mark Greaney (Gray Man #3) 9/10
    14. Foreign Agent by Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #15) 8/10
    15. The Insider Threat by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #8) 8/10
    16. Overlord: D-Day and The Battle for Normandy by Max Hastings 9/10
    17. I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman 6/10
    18. Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands by Keith Camacho 6/10
    19. The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of William Hull by Anthony J. Yanik 7/10
    20. Order to Kill by Kyle Mills (Mitch Rapp #15) 8/10
    21. Manassas: A Battlefield Guide by Ethan S. Rafuse 7/10
    22. The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey From the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw 8/10
    23. The Forgotten Soldier by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #9) 8/10
    24. Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh 9/10
    25. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck 8/10
    26. Dead Eye by Mark Greaney (Gray Man #4) 6/10
    27. National Security by Marc Cameron (Jericho Quinn #1) 7/10
     
  47. Truman

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    1. Dune, by Frank Herbert (6.5/10)
    2. The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry (7/10)
    3. The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon #1) by Daniel Silva (8.5/10)
    4. The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone #1) by Steve Berry (6.5/10)
    5. Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth (6/10)
    6. Master of Formalities by Scott Meyer (7/10)
    7. Empires of the Sea, by Roger Crowley (9/10)
    8. 1984 by George Orwell (8.5/10)
    9. The North Water, by Ian McGuire (7/10)
    10. The English Assassin (Gabriel Allon #2) by Daniel Siva (8/10)
    11. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance (9/10)
    12. The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone #2) by Steve Berry (7.5/10)
    13. Star Wars: Empire's End (Aftermath #3) by Chuck Wendig (7.5/10)
    14. Animal Farm by George Orwell (8/10)
    15. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (7/10)
    16. Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10)
    17. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10)
    18. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
    19. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
    20. Nutshell, by Ian McEwan (7/10)
    21. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (7/10)
    22. Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (8/10)
    23. Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
    24. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
    25. American War by Omar El Akkad (7.5/10)
    26. Salem's Lot, by Steven King (6.5/10)
    27. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann (9/10)
    28. Star Wars: Guardian of the Whills, by Gregg Rucka (6/10)
    29. Star Wars: Rebel Rising, by Beth Revis (6.5/10)
    30. Fight and Flight (Magic 2.0 #4), by Scott Meyer (4.5/10)
    31. The Confessor (Gabriel Allon #3) by Daniel Silva (7.5/10)
    32. The Venetian Betrayal (Cotton Malone #3) by Steve Berry (6.5/10)
    33. The Collapsing Empire (Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi (9.10)
    34. Borne by Jeff Vandermeer (8/10)
    35. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (6.5/10)
    36. All Your Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (9/10)
    37. Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow #1), by Jason Matthews (10/10)
    38. No Middle Name (Jack Reacher novella) by Lee Child (7/10)
    39. Palace of Treason (Red Sparrow #2) by Jason Matthews (10/10)
    40. Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton (7.5/10)
    41. A Death in Venice (Gabriel Allon #4) by Daniel Silva (8/10)
    42. Harry Potter & The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (6/10)
    43. Prince of Fire (Gabriel Allon #5) by Daniel Silva (8/10
    44. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote (8/10)
    45. Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff Vandermeer (6/10)
    46. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (7.5/10)
    47. Strange Dogs (Expanse Novella), by James S.A. Corey (9/10)
    48. Star Wars: Battlefront II Inferno Squad by Christie Golden (6.5/10)
    49. Afterlife by Marcus Sakey (8/10)
    50. Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson (9.5/10)
    51. Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Grey (7/10)
    52. Star Wars: Phasma, by Delilah S Dawson (7.5/10)
    53. Final Girls, by Riley Sager (6.5/10)

    LKRFN88jp agree w your assessment. The ending was such a bummer. Great ride, botched, lame and unearned ended :feelsbadman:
     
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    1. The Metamorphosis -- Franz Kafka (8/10)
    2. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain -- Antonio Damasio (8/10)
    3. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things -- Jenny Lawson (6/10)
    4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't -- Nate Silver (9/10)
    5. Thinking, Fast and Slow -- Daniel Kahneman (10/10)
    6. Travels With Charley: In Search of America -- John Steinbeck (8/10)
    7. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality -- Angus Deaton (5/10)
    8. The Crying of Lot 49 -- Thomas Pynchon (8.5/10)
    9. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked -- Adam Alter (8.75/10)
    10. In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed -- Carl Honoré (7/10)
    11. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other -- Sherry Turkle (8/10)
    12. Kim: A Novel of the Great Game -- Rudyard Kipling (5/10)
    13. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice -- Tom Vanderbilt (8.5/10)
    14. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood -- James Gleick (9/10)
    15. A Natural History of the Senses -- Diane Ackerman (7/10)
    16. The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease -- Marc Lewis (9/10)
    17. Solitude: A Return to the Self -- Anthony Storr (7/10)
    18. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Mark Twain (10/10) *reread*
    19. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age -- Sherry Turkle (9.5/10)
    20. Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs -- Hunter S. Thompson (7/10)
    21. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales -- Oliver Sacks (8/10)
    22. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire -- Chalmers Johnson (9/10)
    23. Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work -- Dave Isay (5/10)
    24. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic -- Sam Quinones (10/10)
    25. The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power -- Steve Fraser (5/10)
    26. Life on Purpose: How Living For What Matters Most Changes Everything -- Victor Strecher (4/10)
    27. The Meaning of Human Existence -- Edward O. Wilson (9/10)
    28. The Mission of Art -- Alex Grey (9.5/10)
    29. Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us -- Murray Carpenter (5/10)

    30. The Head Trip: Adventures on the Wheel of Consciousness -- Jeff Warren (7/10)
    I now know more about every type of consciousness you can have (without drugs): lucid dreaming, hypnosis/trance, meditation, etc -- what causes those states, what do they feel like, what are cool tricks you can do with them etc
     
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    At first I was wondering why youre reading a book by that old pedo, but then I remembered that's Warren Jeffs, not Jeff Warren
     
  50. TC

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    Haha, I actually had this problem when googling dude to read more about him