Books you read in 2017

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  1. CBH

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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
    28. Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #10) 8/10
     
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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)
    48. Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    49. Cold Days (The Dresden Files #14) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    50. The Vital Abyss (The Expanse #5.5) - James S.A. Corey (6.5/10)
    51. Redshirts - John Scalzi (7/10)
     
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  3. CBH

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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
    28. Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #10) 8/10
    29. The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan 9/10

    While there are some stories that are related through the book that are questionable, it was still very interesting and holds a lot of value in the way that the landings were fought. The most interesting parts of the book to me were probably the information about all the German commanders out of Normandy on the day of the invasion. I have read many other works that cover the actual landings and will likely continue to read the countless books on D-Day.
     
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    1. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (8/10)
    2. Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno (6/10)
    3. Moonglow by Michael Chabon (7/10)
    4. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (7/10)
    6. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (10/10)
    7. Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson (8/10)
    8. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (8/10)
    9. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (6.5/10)
    10. Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    11. To Honor You Call Us (Man of War #1) by H. Paul Honsinger (8.5/10)
    12. For Honor We Stand (Man of War #2) by H. Paul Honsinger (8/10)
    13. Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (8/10)
    14. The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (9/10)
     
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  5. RegimentML

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    Forever alone with liking Red Seas Under Red Skies the best of the three
     
  6. The Blackfish

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    I'm so far behind updating this thread.

    Been rereading all of Sanderson.

    The Way of Kings - fucking awesome reread. Enjoyed it so much more the 2nd time which is saying something because I gave it a 5 star rating the first go around. Now being familiar with the characters and plot I was able to listen more deeply and pick up on lots of stuff I missed the first time around. Not to mention my knowledge of the cosmere and what is going on (shards, worldhoppers etc...) made it much more enjoyable.

    Elantris - Also enjoyed it much more the 2nd time. Still not his best, but better than the majority of the stuff out there

    The Emperor's Soul - Probably my favorite novella / short story of all time.

    Up next is Warbreaker reread, then Words of Radiance which I should finish right around the time Oathbringer is coming out.
     
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  7. 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)
    54. The Messenger (Gabriel Allon #6) by Daniel Silva (8/10)
    55. The Secret Servant (Gabriel Allon #7) by Daniel Silva (6.5/10)
    56. The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh (5.5/10)


    Gabriel Allon series continues to be great. The Blinds sucked. Was disappointed in it.
     
  8. LKRFN88jp

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    Well that's disapppointgng. Was looking forward to reading that.
     
  9. Truman

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    Cool premise. Boring story and characters. The twist if you can call it that was incredibly predictable.
     
  10. CBH

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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
    28. Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #10) 8/10
    29. The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan 9/10
    30. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 8/10
    31. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 9/10

    Being inspired by Truman's reading of the series for the first time earlier this year, I started reading it for the first time as well, so many likes will be had in the other threads.
     
  11. 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)
    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)
    27. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) - JK Rowling (9/10)

    This was a great book. I'm disappointed in how long it took me to finish it (damn you football!), but I'm happy that I was able to read the last 50% in basically three extended sittings.

    I was told by someone that this book had a sense of dread hanging over it the whole time until the very end and that was certainly the case. It ramped up as the pages went by until the big thing ended up taking place when it was all said and done. Couple of things in spoilers
    I unfortunately knew that Dumbledore was going to die in this series coming in, so that wasn't a big surprise. And knowing that foreshadowing, it made some of his decisions throughout really puzzling to me. He so often looked for the best in people, and that ended up doing him in, in the end.

    That said, going into the pensieve so many times to learn about Voldemort was awesome. So cool to be able to search the past, even if the memories were not always whole or had outright lies in them. Those were some of my favorite chapters in the whole book.
    Sans the big battle, I have no idea what to expect in the seventh book. But I'm excited to dive into it. 9/10
     
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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)
    48. Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    49. Cold Days (The Dresden Files #14) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    50. The Vital Abyss (The Expanse #5.5) - James S.A. Corey (6.5/10)
    51. Redshirts - John Scalzi (7/10)
    52. Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    53. Babylon's Ashes (The Expanse #6) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    54. Strange Dogs (The Expanse #6.5) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    55. Exhalation - Ted Chiang (7.5/10)
    56. Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files (The Dresden Files #12.5) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    57. Working for Bigfoot (The Dresden Files #15.5) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
     
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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
    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
    28. Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #10) 8/10
    29. The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan 9/10
    30. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 8/10
    31. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 9/10
    32. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 8/10
     
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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)
    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)
    54. The Messenger (Gabriel Allon #6) by Daniel Silva (8/10)
    55. The Secret Servant (Gabriel Allon #7) by Daniel Silva (6.5/10)
    56. The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh (5.5/10)
    57. Redshirts by John Scalzi (6.5/10)
    58. Origin (Robert Langdon #5) by Dan Brown (7.5/10)

    Origin was a pleasant surprise. Had low expectations, but I enjoyed 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)
    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)

    31. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead -- Brene Brown (8/10)

    Life isn't about winning and losing -- it's about courage
     
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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
    28. Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #10) 8/10
    29. The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan 9/10
    30. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 8/10
    31. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 9/10
    32. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 8/10
    33. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower Series #1) 6/10
     
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    CBH are you about to go all in on the Dark Tower series? Can't say I recommend it at this point
     
  18. The Blackfish

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    Woah buddy don’t deprive him of the chance to read Wizard and Glass
     
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    Wizard and Glass definitely provides a reason to read the series.
     
  20. The Blackfish

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    I think the series is worth reading. There’s some high points in the last book too, and the first 5 are solid (with some disagreement on book 1)

    People who say Wolves of the Calla sucks, suck.
     
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    And Wizard and Glass is amazing
     
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    Not really sure, I obviously read the first one because I was interested but it didn't do enough to make me want to read the rest right now. I'm more interested in finishing Harry Potter and reading some historical works beforehand.
     
  23. The Blackfish

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    Keep reading eventually and form your own opinion. The rest of the books have a very different feel from the first book {which King didn’t intend on turning into an epic when he wrote it}
     
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    Watched Dark Tower this weekend. It was cool, but didnt really make me want to read the books. mostly because isnt it insanely long series?
     
  25. The Blackfish

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    7 books
     
  26. RegimentML

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    7 books. Books 2-4 are the best of the series IMO.
     
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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
    28. Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #10) 8/10
    29. The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan 9/10
    30. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 8/10
    31. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 9/10
    32. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 8/10
    33. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower Series #1) 6/10
    34. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling 10/10
    35. The Andalite Chronicles by K.A. Applegate 9/10
     
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    Always forget this thread exists. Congrats to all members of this year’s 52+ books per year club. I really don’t think i’ll ever get there, even after I tried to read more short books this year, still not going to come close. I blame the Malazan series (on book 4 now).

    2017.
    1. Towers at Midnight (WoT13) *9.0
    2. A Memory of Light (WoT14) *8.0
    3. Riders of the Dawn *6.0
    4. The Emperor's Soul *10
    5. The Eleventh Metal *6.0
    6. Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes 28 through 30 *6.0
    7. Gardens of the Moon *8.0 (Malazan1)
    8. White Sands short story *7.0
    9. Shadows of Silence in the Forests of Hell *6.5
    10. Sixth of the Dusk *6.0
    11. Edgedancer *7.0
    12. Wizard and Glass *9.0 (DT4)
    13. The Wolves of the Calla *8.0 (DT5)
    14. Deadhouse Gates *8.5 (Malazan2)
    15. Song of Suzannah *5.0 (DT6)
    16. The Dark Tower *6.5 (DT7)
    17. As I lay Dying *6.0
    18. The Time Traveler's Wife *7.5
    19. When Breath becomes Air *7.0
    20. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button *6.0
    21. Nine Inches *7.0
    22. Lonigan *6.0
    23. The Time Machine *8.0
    24. My Brief History *5.0
    25. Ender in Exile *6.5
    26. The Grand Design *7.0
    27. Ender's Shadow *7.5
    28. You're Never Weird on the Internet *7.0
    29. White Sands Graphic Novel Book 1 *7.0
    30. Red Rising *8.0
    31. Golden Son *7.0
    32. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry *6.5
    33. Morning Star *5.5
    34. By the Light of the Moon *5.0
    35. Memories of Ice *8.0 (Malazan3)
    36. Leviathan *7.0
    37. Redshirts *8.5
     
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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)
    48. Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    49. Cold Days (The Dresden Files #14) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    50. The Vital Abyss (The Expanse #5.5) - James S.A. Corey (6.5/10)
    51. Redshirts - John Scalzi (7/10)
    52. Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    53. Babylon's Ashes (The Expanse #6) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    54. Strange Dogs (The Expanse #6.5) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    55. Exhalation - Ted Chiang (7.5/10)
    56. Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files (The Dresden Files #12.5) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    57. Working for Bigfoot (The Dresden Files #15.5) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    58. The Smoke of Gold is Glory - Scott Lynch (6.5/10)
    59. Red Country (First Law World #6) - Joe Abercrombie (7.5/10)
    60. Sharp Ends (First Law World #7) - Joe Abercrombie (7/10)
     
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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)
    31. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead -- Brene Brown (8/10)

    32. In A Different Key: The Story of Autism -- John Donvan and Caren Zucker (6/10)
    I was intrigued by this book because I read something about the "neurodiversity" movement -- ie there is no mentally "normal", just a spectrum across which we all vary. The book was easy to read by super long, 500+ pages...I stopped before the end because I felt like I had it down. It was also very heavy on the "story" of autism -- many chapters are just a biography of someone. I wanted more on the actual mechanics of autism, what it is, understanding it.

    33. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City -- Matthew Desmond (9.5/10)
    This guy is a 10/10 writer. Harvard sociologist but writes like the best journalist. Lived for 6 months in a trailer park and 6 months in the hood in Milwaukee to research this. Will help you understand poverty in a more realistic way than almost any book.
     
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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
    28. Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #10) 8/10
    29. The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan 9/10
    30. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 8/10
    31. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 9/10
    32. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 8/10
    33. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower Series #1) 6/10
    34. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling 10/10
    35. The Andalite Chronicles by K.A. Applegate 9/10

    36. American Assassin by Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp Series #11) 8/10 This was a reread because of watching the movie recently, the book while much better than the movie didn't seem to be as good as when I read it before.

    37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling 9/10 Very good, I think it started a little bit slower than the previous books but when it picked up with around 300 pages left I could hardly put it down or the ending. It also made it so I want to start the next book now as opposed to reading the two books I was planning on reading in-between. Being my first time reading the series I'm very excited to read the last three books now and will definitely be finishing them before the end of the year.
     
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    I'm tentatively planning to tackle Harry Potter for the first time over Christmas break. Pretty funny to see several of us widely read folks just now getting around to that one
     
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    1. Commander In Chief - Greaney (Clancy) 7/10
    2. The Devil in the White City - Larson 6.5/10
    3. True Faith and Allegiance - Greaney 7.5/10
    4. The Gray Man (Gray Man Series #1) - Greaney 7.5/10
    5. Duty and Honor - Grant Blackwood 3/10
    6. On Target (Gray Man #2) - Greaney 8/10
    7. Ballistic (Gray Man #3) - 8.5/10
    8. Dead Eye (Gray Man #4) - Greaney 9/10
    9. Back Blast (Gray Man #5) - Greaney - 9.25/10
    10. Gunmetal Gray (Gray Man #6) - Greaney - 9.25/10.
    11. Live From New York: An Uncensored Story of Saturday Night Live - James Miller & Tom Shales - 9/10. Loved their ESPN book & this was equally enjoyable

    Last post was 4/17, when I started my new job. Haven’t been able to read as much as I intended. I’m currently trying to finish about 3 books
     
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    Anyone read the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks? My wife has been on me to read it so I started last week. I was originally wary because she tends to like a lot of young adult type stuff but this is a bit more mature than that. It's similar to Mistborn (but obviously not as well written because there aren't many on Sanderson's level) except power comes from separating color from light rather than from metals. I'm 2/3 through the first one -- The Black Prism (it's a 5 book series and I think the first three are out) and it's engaging enough that I'll read the next two.
     
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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
    28. Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #10) 8/10
    29. The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan 9/10
    30. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 8/10
    31. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 9/10
    32. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 8/10
    33. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower Series #1) 6/10
    34. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling 10/10
    35. The Andalite Chronicles by K.A. Applegate 9/10
    36. American Assassin by Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp Series #11) 8/10
    37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling 9/10

    38. Night by Elie Wiesel 10/10 Short but very powerful portrayal of life inside a concentration camp that was at times difficult to read.

    39. The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon by Alex Kershaw 8/10 I was really excited for this book and it didn't quite live up to my expectations but was still very well done. Tons of information about the Battle of the Bulge and the rest of the war afterwards from interviews with people who fought the battles.
     
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    1. Harry Potter - Sorcerer's Stone
    2. Harry Potter - Chamber of Secrets
    3. Harry Potter - Prisoner of Azkaban
    4 .Black Ice - Michael Connelly
    5. All The Old Knives - Olen Steinhauer
    6. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
    7. Morning Star - Pierce Brown
    8. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
    9. The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith
    10. Natchez Burner - Greg Iles
    11. The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch
    12. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
    13. Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith
    14. Harry Potter - Goblet of Fire
    15. The Great Bridge - David McCullough
    16. Night School - Lee Child
    17. The Heart of Everything That Is - Bob Drury
    18. Street of Loredo - Larry McMurtry
    19. Hillbilly Elegy - JD Vance
    20. Home - Harlan Coben
    21. The Passage - Justin Cronin
    22. The Undoing Project - Michael Lewis
    23. Eye of the Needle - Ken Follet
    24. The Missing Ones - Patricia Gibney
    25. Issac's Storm - Erik Larson
    26. Harry Potter - Order of the Phoenix
    27. Astoria - Peter Stark
    28. The Whites - Richard Price
    29. Harry Potter - Half-Blood Price
    30. The Fifth Season - The Broken Earth #1 - N.K. Jemisin
    21. Harry Potter - Deathly Hollows
    22.White Trash - Nancy Isenberg
    23. The Twelve - Passage Trilogy - Justin Cronin
     
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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)
    31. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead -- Brene Brown (8/10)
    32. In A Different Key: The Story of Autism -- John Donvan and Caren Zucker (6/10)
    33. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City -- Matthew Desmond (9.5/10)

    34. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World -- Niall Ferguson (8/10)

    Learn the history behind shit like paper money and the stock market. P technical at times but definitely gave me new insight on history and the present day. Also available as a PBS miniseries
     
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  38. Jorts

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    1. Commander In Chief - Greaney (Clancy) 7/10
    2. The Devil in the White City - Larson 6.5/10
    3. True Faith and Allegiance - Greaney 7.5/10
    4. The Gray Man (Gray Man Series #1) - Greaney 7.5/10
    5. Duty and Honor - Grant Blackwood 3/10
    6. On Target (Gray Man #2) - Greaney 8/10
    7. Ballistic (Gray Man #3) - 8.5/10
    8. Dead Eye (Gray Man #4) - Greaney 9/10
    9. Back Blast (Gray Man #5) - Greaney - 9.25/10
    10. Gunmetal Gray (Gray Man #6) - Greaney - 9.25/10.
    11. Live From New York: An Uncensored Story of Saturday Night Live - James Miller & Tom Shales - 9/10.
    12. Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell - 10/10. Absolutely loved this book
     
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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)
    31. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead -- Brene Brown (8/10)
    32. In A Different Key: The Story of Autism -- John Donvan and Caren Zucker (6/10)
    33. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City -- Matthew Desmond (9.5/10)
    34. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World -- Niall Ferguson (8/10)
    35. Live and Let Die -- Ian Fleming (7/10)
    Pretty good, kept me entertained. First James Bond novel I've ever read
     
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    1. Between the World and Me - 10/10
    2. Storming the Court - 8/10
    3. Born A Crime (Trevor Noah's Book) 9/10
    4. Give Us the Ballot (Voting Right's Book) 9/10
    5. Currently reading Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration
    6. Have on hold - We were ten years in power
     
  41. TC

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    Sounds pretty good/depressing
     
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    new book. Gives a pretty unbiased look at it, which I wanted. I am in the immigration law/anti-private prison business, but I wanted a disinterested and academic look at private prisons and mass incarceration.
     
  43. Jorts

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    1. Commander In Chief - Greaney (Clancy) 7/10
    2. The Devil in the White City - Larson 6.5/10
    3. True Faith and Allegiance - Greaney 7.5/10
    4. The Gray Man (Gray Man Series #1) - Greaney 7.5/10
    5. Duty and Honor - Grant Blackwood 3/10
    6. On Target (Gray Man #2) - Greaney 8/10
    7. Ballistic (Gray Man #3) - 8.5/10
    8. Dead Eye (Gray Man #4) - Greaney 9/10
    9. Back Blast (Gray Man #5) - Greaney - 9.25/10
    10. Gunmetal Gray (Gray Man #6) - Greaney - 9.25/10.
    11. Live From New York: An Uncensored Story of Saturday Night Live - James Miller & Tom Shales - 9/10.
    12. Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell - 10/10.
    13. American Radical - Tamer Elnoury - 10/10 : Really interesting read. Scary, scary shit.

    Have a few books going, but think I'll blow through "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck" - Mark Manson next
     
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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)
    31. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead -- Brene Brown (8/10)
    32. In A Different Key: The Story of Autism -- John Donvan and Caren Zucker (6/10)
    33. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City -- Matthew Desmond (9.5/10)
    34. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World -- Niall Ferguson (8/10)
    35. Live and Let Die -- Ian Fleming (7/10)
    36. The Hidden Persuaders -- Vance Packard (9/10)
    My original college major was advertising and I love the show Mad Men, but I'm still surprised how much I liked this book given it was written in the 1950s. A true classic about the psychology of persuasion in advertising, public relations and politics
     
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  45. TC

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    I was originally hoping to get to 50 for the year. Looking like I won't even get to 40 :ohdear:
     
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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
    28. Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor (Pike Logan #10) 8/10
    29. The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan 9/10
    30. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 8/10
    31. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 9/10
    32. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 8/10
    33. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower Series #1) 6/10
    34. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling 10/10
    35. The Andalite Chronicles by K.A. Applegate 9/10
    36. American Assassin by Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp Series #11) 8/10
    37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling 9/10
    38. Night by Elie Wiesel 10/10
    39. The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon by Alex Kershaw 8/10

    40. In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson 6/10 I was excited to read this book but really struggled with it and it definitely eliminated any chance at getting to 50+ books this year.
     
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    1. Harry Potter - Sorcerer's Stone
    2. Harry Potter - Chamber of Secrets
    3. Harry Potter - Prisoner of Azkaban
    4 .Black Ice - Michael Connelly
    5. All The Old Knives - Olen Steinhauer
    6. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
    7. Morning Star - Pierce Brown
    8. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
    9. The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith
    10. Natchez Burner - Greg Iles
    11. The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch
    12. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
    13. Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith
    14. Harry Potter - Goblet of Fire
    15. The Great Bridge - David McCullough
    16. Night School - Lee Child
    17. The Heart of Everything That Is - Bob Drury
    18. Street of Loredo - Larry McMurtry
    19. Hillbilly Elegy - JD Vance
    20. Home - Harlan Coben
    21. The Passage - Justin Cronin
    22. The Undoing Project - Michael Lewis
    23. Eye of the Needle - Ken Follet
    24. The Missing Ones - Patricia Gibney
    25. Issac's Storm - Erik Larson
    26. Harry Potter - Order of the Phoenix
    27. Astoria - Peter Stark
    28. The Whites - Richard Price
    29. Harry Potter - Half-Blood Price
    30. The Fifth Season - NK Jemisin
    31. Harry Potter - Deathly Hallows
     
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  48. RegimentML

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    What'd you think of The Fifth Season? It's on my to-read list
     
  49. triceratops

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    I thought is was OK.

    Not really my favorite genre and took a while for me to get into. Debating reading the other two books. Certainly will not be prioritized.
     
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  50. TC

    TC Nice fucking jeans dude
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    :chan:
     
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