Books you read in 2019

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by billdozer, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Kevintensity

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    First book in for 2020:
    The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 8.5/10
     
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  2. Truman

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    Start a new thread for 2020
     
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  3. The Blackfish

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    1. Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World - Adam Tooze (10/10)
    2. The Lost World - Michael Crichton (7/10)
    3. The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    4. Economix: How and Why our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work), in Words and Pictures - Michael Goodwin (9/10)
    5. Skyward (Skyward #1) - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    6. Legion (Legion #1) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    7. Legion: Skin Deep (Legion #2) - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    8. Legion: Lies of the Beholder (Legion #3) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    9. Citizen Soldiers - Stephen Ambrose (8/10)
    10. The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance (9/10)
    11. Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman (7.5/10)
    12. The Corporation: The Pathelogical Pursuit of Profit and Power - Joel Bakan (8/10)
    13. The Worldly Philosophers - Robert Heilbroner (9/10)
    14. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr. - Ron Chernow (9.5/10)
    15. House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power - James Carroll (9/10)
    16. Tiamat's Wrath (The Expanse #8) - James S. A. Corey (8.5/10)
    17. Kellanved's Reach (The Path to Ascendancy #3) - Ian C. Esselmont (7.5/10)
    18. Brief History of Economics: An Artful Approach to the Dreadful Science - Ray E. Canterbury (9.5/10)
    19. Pet Sematary - Stephen King (8.5/10)
    20. Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens (8/10)
    21. Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster - Adam Higginbotham(8.5/10)
    22. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge (8.5/10)
    23. No Logo - Naomi Klein (9/10)
    24. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Robert Caro (10/10)
    25. Recursion - Blake Crouch 9/10
    26. Fleishman is in Trouble - Taffy Brodesser-Akner (8/10)
    27. The Vexed Generation (Magic 2.0 #6) - Scott Meyer (7/10)
    28. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) - Philip Pullman (6.5/10)
    29. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2) - Philip Pullman (6.5/10)
    30. The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #3) - Philip Pullman (6/10)
    31. The Man Who Knew The Way to the Moon - Todd Zwillich (7/10)
    32. Dark Age (Red Rising #5) - Pierce Brown (9/10)
    33. Globalization and It's Discontents - Joseph Stiglitz (9/10)
    34. Blood Song (Raven's Shadow #1) - Anthony Ryan (8.5/10)
    35. The Lord Collector (Raven's Shadow #0.5) - Anthony Ryan (6/10)
    36. The Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow #2) - Anthony Ryan (8/10)
    37. The Queen of Fire (Raven's Shadow #3) - Anthony Ryan (8/10)
    38. Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich (8/10)
    38 books out of the 50 I wanted to read. First year I've ever not reached my Goodread's goal. Back on it for 2020.
     
  4. Room 15

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    I finally got around to reading Flow. Just finished it. Also thoroughly enjoyed it. I probably most enjoyed the thought exercise of making everything you’re doing a flow exercise.
     
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  5. TC

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    Been 6 months or more since I read it and still find the book a big part of my mindset. I love noticing "hey I'm in flow". Also love abandoning agonizing over decisions and realizing it's all about just flowing one thing to the next
     
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  6. Room 15

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    Quarantine certainly played a part but this book has made me enjoy puzzling more. I used to consider it a waste of time but I can get in the zone.
     
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  7. Room 15

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    A bit late but absolutely loved The Right Stuff. Anything similar out there for the Apollo missions?
     
  8. billdozer

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    Nothing in the same vein that I could find. All other NASA books were good, but not written in the more flamboyant style of Wolfe, more like your standard historical books.
     
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  9. Tangman

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    Yeah I’m not aware of anything written on Apollo in the New Journalism style of Wolfe, sorry
     
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  10. Room 15

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    mid be open to suggestions of anything in the Apollo space, regardless of style, if it’s interesting and comprehensive. I know Wolfe is a bit unique.
     
  11. billdozer

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    These were the two I read on Apollo. I'd go with the second one If I had to pick one. There is also Gene Krantz's autobiography.

    A Man on the Moon - Andrew Chaikin
    Apollo - Charles Murray and Catherine Cox

    Failure is Not an Option - Gene Krantz
     
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  12. billdozer

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  13. Room 15

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    Hell yes. Thanks.