Books you read in 2020

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  1. Kevintensity

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    1) The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 8.5/10
    2) The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch 8/10
    3) The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski 8/10
    4) Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman 7/10
    5) The Hot Zone by Richard Preston 8.5/10
    6) Atomic Habits by James Clear 8/10
    7) The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup 7.5/10
    8) Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski 6/10
    9) Belichick by Ian O'Connor 8/10
    10) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 9/10
    11) Shoe Dog by Phil Knight 9.5/10
    12) The Stand by Stephen King 9.25/10
    13) The Office by Andy Greene 10/10
    14) Suttree by Cormac McCarthy 9/10
    15) Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 7/10
    16) Flowers for Algernon 9.25/10
    17) The Arm by Jeff Passan 8/10
    18) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 6.5/10
    19) Ball Four by Jim Bouton 8.5/10
    20) Summer Frost (Forward short story #2) by Blake Crouch 9/10
    21) Randomize (Forward short story #6) by Andy Weir 6/10
    22) The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay (Forward short story #5) 6/10
    23) Flash Crash by Liam Vaughan 9/10
    24) You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Forward short story #4) by Amor Towles 9/10
    25) Emergency Skin (Forward short story #3) by NK Jemisin 5/10
    26) Ark (forward short story #1) by Veronica Roth 6/10
    27) Bad Blood by John Carreyrou 8.5/10
    28) The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 9.5/10
    29) Anxious People by Fredrick Blackman 9/10
    30) In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka 7.5/10
    31) Action Park by Andy Mulvihill 9.25/10
    32) The Spy and The Traitor by Ben MacIntyre 10/10
    33) The Shadows by Alex North 8/10
    34) Runner by Patrick Lee 7.75/10
     
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    1. Black Ops (Expeditionary Force #4) by Craig Alanson (7/10)
    2. The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, by Brad Meltzer (6/10)
    3. Blood of Elves (The Witcher #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski (8/10)
    4. Time of Contempt (The Witcher #2) by Andrzej Sapkowski (7/10)
    5. Family Secrets: The Case That Crippled the Chicago Mob, by Jeff Coen (8/10)
    6. Baptism by Fire (The Witcher #3) by Andrzej Sapkowsi (7/10)
    7. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (7.5/10)
    8. Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi (6/10)
    9. Last of the Mohicans by James Fienmore Cooper (7/10)
    10. Into the Fire (Orphan X #5) by Gregg Horowitz (8.5/10)
    11. The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston (8.5/10)
    12. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (7/10)
    13. Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War, by S.C Gwynne (8.5/10)
    14. The Power of the Dog (Power of the Dog #1) by Don Winslow (9/10)
    15. The Cartel (Power of the Dog #2) by Don Winslow (9/10)
    16. The Border (Power of the Dog #3) by Don Winslow (9/10)
    17. The Field of Blood, by Joanne B Freeman (7.5/10)
    18. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel (7/10)
    19. A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen (7/10)
    20. Savages by Don Winslow (6/10)
    21. The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow(7/10)
    22. The Force by Don Winslow (8/10)
    23. Sea of Poppies (Ibis #1) by Amitav Ghosh (8/10)
    24. River of Smoke (Ibis #2) by Amitav Ghosh (7/10)
    25. Deacon King Kong by James McBride (8/10)
    26. New Waves by Kevin Ngyuen (7/10)
    27. Flood of Fire (Ibis #3) by Amitav Ghosh (7.5)
    28. Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin's Spies by Gordon Corera (8.5/10)
    29. The Glass Hotel by Emily St John, Mandel (7/10)
    30. Wolf Hall, by Hillary Mantel (7/10)
    31. The End of October, by Lawerence Wright (8.5/10)
    32. The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (4/10)
    33. The Enemy of All Mankind by Steven Johnson (8/10)
    34. I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (8/10)
    35. The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton (10/10)
    36. The Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth (9/10)
    37. The Rage of Dragons, by Evan Winter (10/10)
    38. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, by Laurence Bergreen (8/10)
    39. Bent Heavens, by Daniel Kraus (6.5/10)
    40. The Book of M, by Peng Shepard (7/10)
    41. Jade City ( Green Bone Saga #1) by Fonda Lee (9.5/10)
    42. Jade War ( Green Bone Saga #2) by Fonda Lee (9.0/10)
    43. The Cabinet: George Washington & the Formation of An American Institution, by Lindsay Chervinsky (7.5/10)
    44. The Order (Gabriel Allen #20) by Daniel Silva (5/10)
    45. Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby (7.5/10)
    46. Murderbot Diaries 1-4 by Martha Wells (7.5/10)
    47. Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries #5) by Martha Wells (6.5/10)
    48. Space Station Down by Ben Bova (7/10)
    49. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson (10/10)
    50. Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell (7/10)
    51. Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980 by Rick Perlstein (9/10)
    52. Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis (6.510)
    53. The Mother Code by Carole Stivers (7.5/10)
    54. Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn (8/10)
    55. A Burning by Megha Majumadr (8.5/10)
    56. Total Power (Mitch Rapp #19) by Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills (7/10)
    57. The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E Harrow (7/10)
    58. The Abstainer by Ian McGuire (8.5/10)
    59. Hench, by Natalie Zina Walschots (7/10)


    Total Power - This series as turned into lazy episodes of 24. I feel a little icky about reading these in the current climate that basically makes every bad guy an overt the top Muslim terrorist. But as far as just an empty calorie action book, I sadly am still entertained.

    Ten Thousand Doors of January - This had been on my list for a while because someone heavily recommended it here. I liked it but didnt love it. The ending just kind of fizzled out for me.

    The Abstainer - loved this book. McGuire just has a different writing style than anyone else. I usually hate 2nd person, but he makes it work, and everything is so gritty. DeToxRox have you read this yet?

    Hench - Eh, this was ok. Good premise, w a delivery that was underwhelming. You can tell this book was influenced by The Boys show. It's about a girl who gets temp work as a Super Villain's henchman. It's funny at parts and a light read. I dont regret reading it, but I had higher expectations because it sounded like a pretty unique premise.
     
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  3. DeToxRox

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    Abstainer was very good. Agree totally that it had a very gritty feel to it. Considering the pressure McGuire had to be under to follow up North Water, he hit a home run.
     
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    I was so frustrated by the ending. Skipped forward and didnt get the showdown between O'Connell and Doyle. Also the kid becoming a weird street preacher sucking dicks for jesus was kind of out of nowhere but whatevs
     
  5. DeToxRox

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    This is a prime example of why epilogues feel cheap to me. Better to leave the story where it ended organically than to force whatever that ending was.
     
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  6. Kevintensity

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    1) The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 8.5/10
    2) The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch 8/10
    3) The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski 8/10
    4) Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman 7/10
    5) The Hot Zone by Richard Preston 8.5/10
    6) Atomic Habits by James Clear 8/10
    7) The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup 7.5/10
    8) Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski 6/10
    9) Belichick by Ian O'Connor 8/10
    10) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 9/10
    11) Shoe Dog by Phil Knight 9.5/10
    12) The Stand by Stephen King 9.25/10
    13) The Office by Andy Greene 10/10
    14) Suttree by Cormac McCarthy 9/10
    15) Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 7/10
    16) Flowers for Algernon 9.25/10
    17) The Arm by Jeff Passan 8/10
    18) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 6.5/10
    19) Ball Four by Jim Bouton 8.5/10
    20) Summer Frost (Forward short story #2) by Blake Crouch 9/10
    21) Randomize (Forward short story #6) by Andy Weir 6/10
    22) The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay (Forward short story #5) 6/10
    23) Flash Crash by Liam Vaughan 9/10
    24) You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Forward short story #4) by Amor Towles 9/10
    25) Emergency Skin (Forward short story #3) by NK Jemisin 5/10
    26) Ark (forward short story #1) by Veronica Roth 6/10
    27) Bad Blood by John Carreyrou 8.5/10
    28) The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 9.5/10
    29) Anxious People by Fredrick Blackman 9/10
    30) In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka 7.5/10
    31) Action Park by Andy Mulvihill 9.25/10
    32) The Spy and The Traitor by Ben MacIntyre 10/10
    33) The Shadows by Alex North 8/10
    34) Runner by Patrick Lee 7.75/10
    35) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (reread) 8/10
    36) The Fisherman by John Langhan 8.25/10
    37) Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld 7.5/10

    The fisherman: Enjoyed the story related to the main character, but the middle of the book is him retelling the horror back story which I was a little less interested in.

    Seinlanguage: was just a collection of his jokes from his stand up, gave it an average score since I've seen his standup and watched Seinfeld a lot, nothing new to me, but enjoyed it nonetheless
     
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    1. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas Of Depression / Andrew Solomon (9/10)
    2. The Edifice Complex: How The Rich And Powerful (And Their Architects) Shape The World (6.5/10)
    3. Educated: A Memoir / Tara Westover (7/10)
    4. Train Dreams (A Novella) / Denis Johnson (10/10)
    5. From Bacteria To Bach And Back: The Evolution Of Minds / Daniel Dennett (6/10)
    6. Breaking New Ground: A Pictorial History Of Saluda County (5/10)
    7. The Southern Country Editor / Thomas D. Clark (6/10)
    8. The Stand / Stephen King (7.5/10) *reread*
    9. Jesus' Son: Stories / Denis Johnson (10/10)
    10. Prague: A Novel / Arthur Phillips (8/10)
    11. The Beatles: A Hard Day's Write (The Stories Behind Every Song) (9/10)
    12. Midnight Riders: The Story Of The Allman Brothers Band (7.5/10)
    13. Dune / Frank Herbert (6/10)
    14. Life / Keith Richards (8/10)
    15. Third Coast: Outkast, Timbaland, And How Hip Hop Became A Southern Thing / Roni Sarig (7.5/10)
    16. The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song / Ben Yagoda (5/10)
    17. All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire / Jonathan Abrams (10/10)
    18. Chronicles Volume 1 / Bob Dylan (9/10)
    19. Cash: The Autobiography / Johnny Cash with Patrick Carr (2/10)
    20. Hammer Of The Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga / Stephen Davis (8/10)
    21. Making Space: Creating A Home Meditation Practice / Thich Nhat Hanh (5/10)
    22. Nobody Move / Denis Johnson (8.5/10)
    23. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism / Naomi Klein (9.5/10)
    24. A Walk In The Woods: Rediscovering America On The Appalachian Trail / Bill Bryson (5/10)

    25. The Lady In Gold: The Extraordinary Tale Of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer / Anna Marie O'Connor (7/10)

    Always liked this Klimt guy because I thought his paintings looked cool. Story is 1/3 about the famous painting, 1/3 about Nazi war crimes and 1/3 about legal battles over high-priced art. It's very frustrating how difficult it was for Jewish people to get restitution for stuff lost in the war -- hadn't realized the way they were treated in Austria etc. after it all ended. "Someone else is living in your house now...shrug."

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  8. Kevintensity

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    1) The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 8.5/10
    2) The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch 8/10
    3) The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski 8/10
    4) Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman 7/10
    5) The Hot Zone by Richard Preston 8.5/10
    6) Atomic Habits by James Clear 8/10
    7) The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup 7.5/10
    8) Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski 6/10
    9) Belichick by Ian O'Connor 8/10
    10) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 9/10
    11) Shoe Dog by Phil Knight 9.5/10
    12) The Stand by Stephen King 9.25/10
    13) The Office by Andy Greene 10/10
    14) Suttree by Cormac McCarthy 9/10
    15) Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 7/10
    16) Flowers for Algernon 9.25/10
    17) The Arm by Jeff Passan 8/10
    18) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 6.5/10
    19) Ball Four by Jim Bouton 8.5/10
    20) Summer Frost (Forward short story #2) by Blake Crouch 9/10
    21) Randomize (Forward short story #6) by Andy Weir 6/10
    22) The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay (Forward short story #5) 6/10
    23) Flash Crash by Liam Vaughan 9/10
    24) You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Forward short story #4) by Amor Towles 9/10
    25) Emergency Skin (Forward short story #3) by NK Jemisin 5/10
    26) Ark (forward short story #1) by Veronica Roth 6/10
    27) Bad Blood by John Carreyrou 8.5/10
    28) The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 9.5/10
    29) Anxious People by Fredrick Blackman 9/10
    30) In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka 7.5/10
    31) Action Park by Andy Mulvihill 9.25/10
    32) The Spy and The Traitor by Ben MacIntyre 10/10
    33) The Shadows by Alex North 8/10
    34) Runner by Patrick Lee 7.75/10
    35) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (reread) 8/10
    36) The Fisherman by John Langhan 8.25/10
    37) Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld 7.5/10
    38) Salem's Lot by Stephen King 8/10
    39) I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara 8/10
     
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  9. The Blackfish

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    Finally reading a lot again. Will update the thread soon, but Alexander Hamilton, Shock Doctrine and The Jakarta Method are probably the three best books I’ve read this year.

    Fantasy-wise it’s the first two books of Abercrombie’s Age of Madness trilogy (3rd book out next year methinks)
     
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    1. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas Of Depression / Andrew Solomon (9/10)
    2. The Edifice Complex: How The Rich And Powerful (And Their Architects) Shape The World (6.5/10)
    3. Educated: A Memoir / Tara Westover (7/10)
    4. Train Dreams (A Novella) / Denis Johnson (10/10)
    5. From Bacteria To Bach And Back: The Evolution Of Minds / Daniel Dennett (6/10)
    6. Breaking New Ground: A Pictorial History Of Saluda County (5/10)
    7. The Southern Country Editor / Thomas D. Clark (6/10)
    8. The Stand / Stephen King (7.5/10) *reread*
    9. Jesus' Son: Stories / Denis Johnson (10/10)
    10. Prague: A Novel / Arthur Phillips (8/10)
    11. The Beatles: A Hard Day's Write (The Stories Behind Every Song) (9/10)
    12. Midnight Riders: The Story Of The Allman Brothers Band (7.5/10)
    13. Dune / Frank Herbert (6/10)
    14. Life / Keith Richards (8/10)
    15. Third Coast: Outkast, Timbaland, And How Hip Hop Became A Southern Thing / Roni Sarig (7.5/10)
    16. The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song / Ben Yagoda (5/10)
    17. All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire / Jonathan Abrams (10/10)
    18. Chronicles Volume 1 / Bob Dylan (9/10)
    19. Cash: The Autobiography / Johnny Cash with Patrick Carr (2/10)
    20. Hammer Of The Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga / Stephen Davis (8/10)
    21. Making Space: Creating A Home Meditation Practice / Thich Nhat Hanh (5/10)
    22. Nobody Move / Denis Johnson (8.5/10)
    23. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism / Naomi Klein (9.5/10)
    24. A Walk In The Woods: Rediscovering America On The Appalachian Trail / Bill Bryson (5/10)
    25. The Lady In Gold: The Extraordinary Tale Of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer / Anna Marie O'Connor (7/10)

    26. The Maltese Kitten (Sam The Cat Detective #3) / Linda Stewart (10/10)
    Young adult series about a talking cat who solves crimes in Manhattan noir style. If you enjoy cat puns like characters named Jean-Clawed you will not be disappointed

    27. Play All: A Bingewatcher's Notebook / Clive James (3/10)
    Snarky Australian tv critic rambles about various epics from the Golden Age of Television like Sopranos, Wire, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, West Wing, etc. A little bit interesting to hear from a foreign voice, who knows American tv but also the international scene. Pretty boring overall though, and some of the guy's takes are just awful. He called Weeds better than Breaking Bad
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    1) The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 8.5/10
    2) The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch 8/10
    3) The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski 8/10
    4) Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman 7/10
    5) The Hot Zone by Richard Preston 8.5/10
    6) Atomic Habits by James Clear 8/10
    7) The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup 7.5/10
    8) Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski 6/10
    9) Belichick by Ian O'Connor 8/10
    10) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 9/10
    11) Shoe Dog by Phil Knight 9.5/10
    12) The Stand by Stephen King 9.25/10
    13) The Office by Andy Greene 10/10
    14) Suttree by Cormac McCarthy 9/10
    15) Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 7/10
    16) Flowers for Algernon 9.25/10
    17) The Arm by Jeff Passan 8/10
    18) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 6.5/10
    19) Ball Four by Jim Bouton 8.5/10
    20) Summer Frost (Forward short story #2) by Blake Crouch 9/10
    21) Randomize (Forward short story #6) by Andy Weir 6/10
    22) The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay (Forward short story #5) 6/10
    23) Flash Crash by Liam Vaughan 9/10
    24) You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Forward short story #4) by Amor Towles 9/10
    25) Emergency Skin (Forward short story #3) by NK Jemisin 5/10
    26) Ark (forward short story #1) by Veronica Roth 6/10
    27) Bad Blood by John Carreyrou 8.5/10
    28) The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 9.5/10
    29) Anxious People by Fredrick Blackman 9/10
    30) In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka 7.5/10
    31) Action Park by Andy Mulvihill 9.25/10
    32) The Spy and The Traitor by Ben MacIntyre 10/10
    33) The Shadows by Alex North 8/10
    34) Runner by Patrick Lee 7.75/10
    35) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (reread) 8/10
    36) The Fisherman by John Langhan 8.25/10
    37) Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld 7.5/10
    38) Salem's Lot by Stephen King 8/10
    39) I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara 8/10
    40) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (reread) 9/10
     
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  12. TC

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    The Harry Potter books aren’t 10/10? That’s what I’m expecting when I finally get around to reading them
     
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  13. Kevintensity

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    I've just rated them based on books I've recently read. The second is definitely better than the first imo. I've read the first 3 or 4 a long time ago
     
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    I think so. But a lot of feels involved for me with them. 1st time I read them was as a parent and I read them simultaneously with my daughter. We had like a mini book club, then we'd watch the movies together.
     
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  15. The Blackfish

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    Didn't read any books between February and September, Drank during quarantine and scrolled nonsense on my phone instead.

    Back in action now though. Here's what I've done this year:

    1. The Wolf's Call (Raven's Blade #1) - Anthony Ryan (8/10)
    2. Starsight (Skyward #2) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    3. Nothing Like it in the World: The Men who Built the Transcontinental Railroad - Stephen Ambrose (7.5/10)
    4. Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow (10/10)
    5. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of Ebola Virus - Richard Preston (8/10)
    6. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson - Joseph Ellis (8/10)
    7. Peace Talks (Dresden Files #16) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    8. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution - Simon Schama (8/10)
    9. The Black Song (Raven's Blade #2) - Anthony Ryan (8.5/10)
    10. A Short Account of the History of Mathematics - W. Rouse Ball (6/10)
    11. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism - Naomi Klein (10/10)
    12. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson (9/10)
    13. The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder that Shaped Our World (9.5/10)
    14. A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness #1) - Joe Abercrombie (8.5/10)
    15. Auberon (The Expanse #8.5) - James S. A. Corey (6.5/10)
    16. The Trouble with Peace (The Age of Madness #2) - Joe Abercrombie (8.5/10)
    17. Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    18. Christmas Eve (Dresden Files #17.5) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    19. Misery - Stephen King (9.5/10)
    20. Perfect State - Brandon Sanderson (8/10)
    21. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)

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    1) The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 8.5/10
    2) The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch 8/10
    3) The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski 8/10
    4) Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman 7/10
    5) The Hot Zone by Richard Preston 8.5/10
    6) Atomic Habits by James Clear 8/10
    7) The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup 7.5/10
    8) Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski 6/10
    9) Belichick by Ian O'Connor 8/10
    10) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 9/10
    11) Shoe Dog by Phil Knight 9.5/10
    12) The Stand by Stephen King 9.25/10
    13) The Office by Andy Greene 10/10
    14) Suttree by Cormac McCarthy 9/10
    15) Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 7/10
    16) Flowers for Algernon 9.25/10
    17) The Arm by Jeff Passan 8/10
    18) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 6.5/10
    19) Ball Four by Jim Bouton 8.5/10
    20) Summer Frost (Forward short story #2) by Blake Crouch 9/10
    21) Randomize (Forward short story #6) by Andy Weir 6/10
    22) The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay (Forward short story #5) 6/10
    23) Flash Crash by Liam Vaughan 9/10
    24) You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Forward short story #4) by Amor Towles 9/10
    25) Emergency Skin (Forward short story #3) by NK Jemisin 5/10
    26) Ark (forward short story #1) by Veronica Roth 6/10
    27) Bad Blood by John Carreyrou 8.5/10
    28) The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 9.5/10
    29) Anxious People by Fredrick Blackman 9/10
    30) In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka 7.5/10
    31) Action Park by Andy Mulvihill 9.25/10
    32) The Spy and The Traitor by Ben MacIntyre 10/10
    33) The Shadows by Alex North 8/10
    34) Runner by Patrick Lee 7.75/10
    35) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (reread) 8/10
    36) The Fisherman by John Langhan 8.25/10
    37) Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld 7.5/10
    38) Salem's Lot by Stephen King 8/10
    39) I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara 8/10
    40) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (reread) 9/10
    41) Signal by Patrick Lee 8.5/10
     
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    1. The Wolf's Call (Raven's Blade #1) - Anthony Ryan (8/10)
    2. Starsight (Skyward #2) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    3. Nothing Like it in the World: The Men who Built the Transcontinental Railroad - Stephen Ambrose (7.5/10)
    4. Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow (10/10)
    5. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of Ebola Virus - Richard Preston (8/10)
    6. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson - Joseph Ellis (8/10)
    7. Peace Talks (Dresden Files #16) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    8. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution - Simon Schama (8/10)
    9. The Black Song (Raven's Blade #2) - Anthony Ryan (8.5/10)
    10. A Short Account of the History of Mathematics - W. Rouse Ball (6/10)
    11. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism - Naomi Klein (10/10)
    12. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson (9/10)
    13. The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder that Shaped Our World (9.5/10)
    14. A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness #1) - Joe Abercrombie (8.5/10)
    15. Auberon (The Expanse #8.5) - James S. A. Corey (6.5/10)
    16. The Trouble with Peace (The Age of Madness #2) - Joe Abercrombie (8.5/10)
    17. Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    18. Christmas Eve (Dresden Files #17.5) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    19. Misery - Stephen King (9.5/10)
    20. Perfect State - Brandon Sanderson (8/10)
    21. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    22. No is Not Enough - Naomi Klein (7.5/10)

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  18. Truman

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    1. Black Ops (Expeditionary Force #4) by Craig Alanson (7/10)
    2. The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, by Brad Meltzer (6/10)
    3. Blood of Elves (The Witcher #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski (8/10)
    4. Time of Contempt (The Witcher #2) by Andrzej Sapkowski (7/10)
    5. Family Secrets: The Case That Crippled the Chicago Mob, by Jeff Coen (8/10)
    6. Baptism by Fire (The Witcher #3) by Andrzej Sapkowsi (7/10)
    7. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (7.5/10)
    8. Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi (6/10)
    9. Last of the Mohicans by James Fienmore Cooper (7/10)
    10. Into the Fire (Orphan X #5) by Gregg Horowitz (8.5/10)
    11. The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston (8.5/10)
    12. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (7/10)
    13. Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War, by S.C Gwynne (8.5/10)
    14. The Power of the Dog (Power of the Dog #1) by Don Winslow (9/10)
    15. The Cartel (Power of the Dog #2) by Don Winslow (9/10)
    16. The Border (Power of the Dog #3) by Don Winslow (9/10)
    17. The Field of Blood, by Joanne B Freeman (7.5/10)
    18. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel (7/10)
    19. A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen (7/10)
    20. Savages by Don Winslow (6/10)
    21. The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow(7/10)
    22. The Force by Don Winslow (8/10)
    23. Sea of Poppies (Ibis #1) by Amitav Ghosh (8/10)
    24. River of Smoke (Ibis #2) by Amitav Ghosh (7/10)
    25. Deacon King Kong by James McBride (8/10)
    26. New Waves by Kevin Ngyuen (7/10)
    27. Flood of Fire (Ibis #3) by Amitav Ghosh (7.5)
    28. Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin's Spies by Gordon Corera (8.5/10)
    29. The Glass Hotel by Emily St John, Mandel (7/10)
    30. Wolf Hall, by Hillary Mantel (7/10)
    31. The End of October, by Lawerence Wright (8.5/10)
    32. The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (4/10)
    33. The Enemy of All Mankind by Steven Johnson (8/10)
    34. I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (8/10)
    35. The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton (10/10)
    36. The Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth (9/10)
    37. The Rage of Dragons, by Evan Winter (10/10)
    38. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, by Laurence Bergreen (8/10)
    39. Bent Heavens, by Daniel Kraus (6.5/10)
    40. The Book of M, by Peng Shepard (7/10)
    41. Jade City ( Green Bone Saga #1) by Fonda Lee (9.5/10)
    42. Jade War ( Green Bone Saga #2) by Fonda Lee (9.0/10)
    43. The Cabinet: George Washington & the Formation of An American Institution, by Lindsay Chervinsky (7.5/10)
    44. The Order (Gabriel Allen #20) by Daniel Silva (5/10)
    45. Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby (7.5/10)
    46. Murderbot Diaries 1-4 by Martha Wells (7.5/10)
    47. Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries #5) by Martha Wells (6.5/10)
    48. Space Station Down by Ben Bova (7/10)
    49. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson (10/10)
    50. Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell (7/10)
    51. Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980 by Rick Perlstein (9/10)
    52. Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis (6.510)
    53. The Mother Code by Carole Stivers (7.5/10)
    54. Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn (8/10)
    55. A Burning by Megha Majumadr (8.5/10)
    56. Total Power (Mitch Rapp #19) by Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills (7/10)
    57. The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E Harrow (7/10)
    58. The Abstainer by Ian McGuire (8.5/10)
    59. Hench, by Natalie Zina Walschots (7/10)
    60. A Deadly Education (Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik (7/10)
    61. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia (7/10)
    62. Black Sun (Black Sun #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse (8.5/10)


    A Deadly Education - I didnt love this book, but I loved the other two stand alone books Ive read by the author. I probably wouldnt read anymore books in the series if it weren't for her. That said, this seems to be one big table setting novel that makes future books interesting. I hope.

    Mexican Gothic - Enjoyed this one. I dont read this type of book very often, good scary book for October. A little like a good M Knight Shamalan movie. Slow spooky build up. You know something is wrong, or off but cant quite put your finger on it, lots of suspense. Then all hell breaks loose.

    Black sun - This is a fantasy in a pre-columbian Americas. Liked it a lot, wish I could read 2nd book. The world building at atmosphere was great
     
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  19. The Blackfish

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    I too like Novik’s other books. I’ll probably wait for your review of the 2nd book in this series before I pick it up.
     
  20. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
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    It will probably be a year or so because that book just came out last month. :/
     
  21. billdozer

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    1. The Shadow of What Was Lost (Licanius #1) - James Islington (10/10) (reread)
    2. An Echo of Things to Come (Licanius #2) - James Islington (10/10) (reread)
    3. The Light of All That Falls (Licanius #3) - James Islington (10/10)
    4. Starsight (Skyward #2) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    5. The Prestige - Christopher Priest (7.5/10)
    6. American Gods - Neil Gaiman (7.5/10)
    7. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman (7.5/10)
    8. Good Omens - Neil Gaiman (8.5/10)
    9. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (8.5/10)
    10. Stardust - Neil Gaiman (8.5/10)
    11. Spellslinger (Spellslinger #1) - Sebastien de Castell (8.5/10)
    12. Shadowblack (Spellslinger #2) - Sebastien de Castell (8.5/10)
    13. Charmcaster (Spellslinger #3) - Sebastien de Castell (8.5/10)
    14. Soulbinder (Spellslinger #4) - Sebastien de Castell (8.5/10)
    15. Queenslayer (Spellslinger #5) - Sebastien de Castell (8.5/10)
    16. Crownbreaker (Spellslinger #6) - Sebastien de Castell (8.5/10)
    17. The Girl and the Stars (Book of the Ice #1) - Mark Lawrence (8.5/10)
    18. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) - Pierce Brown (9/10)
    19. Golden Son (Red Rising #2) - Pierce Brown (9/10)
    20. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) - Pierce Brown (8.5/10)
    21. Iron Gold (Red Rising #4) - Pierce Brown (8/10)
    22. Dark Age (Red Rising #5) - Pierce Brown (8/10)
     
  22. The Blackfish

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    sell me on the Shadow of What Was Lost trilogy
     
  23. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    It has elements of Wheel of Time in it, but in a concise story.
     
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  24. Kevintensity

    Kevintensity Get that gleam
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    L1) The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 8.5/10
    2) The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch 8/10
    3) The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski 8/10
    4) Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman 7/10
    5) The Hot Zone by Richard Preston 8.5/10
    6) Atomic Habits by James Clear 8/10
    7) The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup 7.5/10
    8) Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski 6/10
    9) Belichick by Ian O'Connor 8/10
    10) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 9/10
    11) Shoe Dog by Phil Knight 9.5/10
    12) The Stand by Stephen King 9.25/10
    13) The Office by Andy Greene 10/10
    14) Suttree by Cormac McCarthy 9/10
    15) Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 7/10
    16) Flowers for Algernon 9.25/10
    17) The Arm by Jeff Passan 8/10
    18) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 6.5/10
    19) Ball Four by Jim Bouton 8.5/10
    20) Summer Frost (Forward short story #2) by Blake Crouch 9/10
    21) Randomize (Forward short story #6) by Andy Weir 6/10
    22) The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay (Forward short story #5) 6/10
    23) Flash Crash by Liam Vaughan 9/10
    24) You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Forward short story #4) by Amor Towles 9/10
    25) Emergency Skin (Forward short story #3) by NK Jemisin 5/10
    26) Ark (forward short story #1) by Veronica Roth 6/10
    27) Bad Blood by John Carreyrou 8.5/10
    28) The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 9.5/10
    29) Anxious People by Fredrick Blackman 9/10
    30) In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka 7.5/10
    31) Action Park by Andy Mulvihill 9.25/10
    32) The Spy and The Traitor by Ben MacIntyre 10/10
    33) The Shadows by Alex North 8/10
    34) Runner by Patrick Lee 7.75/10
    35) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (reread) 8/10
    36) The Fisherman by John Langhan 8.25/10
    37) Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld 7.5/10
    38) Salem's Lot by Stephen King 8/10
    39) I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara 8/10
    40) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (reread) 9/10
    41) Signal by Patrick Lee 8.5/10
    42) Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury 7.5/10
     
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  25. clemsonvianj

    clemsonvianj Well-Known Member

    1. Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden (6/10)
    2. How to Lie With Maps by Mark Monmonier (6/10)
    3. The Sports Gene by David Epstein (8/10)
    4. The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz (5/10)
    5. The Art of War by Sun Tzu (5/10)
    6. Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs by Ken Jennings (9/10)
    7. Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine by Randolph Nesse (7/10)
    8. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall (9/10)
    9. The Man Behind the Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues by James Niehues (6/10)
    10. Ultimate Journeys for Two by Mike Howard (6/10)
    11. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (9/10)
    12. Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday (8.5/10)
    13. Range by David Epstein (9/10)
    14. Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold (8.5/10)
    15. HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essential (6/10)
    16. Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse (4/10)
    17. Natural Born Heroes by Christpher McDougall (9/10)
    18. Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday (8/10)
    19. The of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli (9/10)
    20. The Most Important Thing Illuminated by Howard Marks (8/10)
    21. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (9/10)
    22. The 5 Love Langues by Gary Chapman (9/10)
    23. The Push: A Climber's Search for the Path by Tommy Caldwell (9/10)
    24. White Fagility by Robin DiAngelo (8/10)
    25. Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins (8.5/10)
    26. Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual by Jocko Willink (9/10)
    27. A Guide to the Good Life: The Anciet Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine (7/10)
    28. Why Does My Cat Do That? by Catherine Davidson (5/10)
    29. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain (8/10)
    30. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas Stanley (5/10)
    31. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (9/10)
    32. The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play by Harry Lorayne & Jerry Lucas (5/10)
    33. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (9/10)
    34. Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink (10/10)
    35. Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek (10/10
    36. If You Can: How Millenials Can Get Rich Slowly by William Bernstein (5/10)
    37. The Little Book of Otter Philosophy by Jennifer McCartney (4/10)
    38. Insight: How Small Gains in Self-Awareness Can Help You Win Big at Work and in Life by Tasha Eurich (8/10)
    39. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams (7/10)
    40. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek (9/10)
    41. The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer (3/10)
    42. Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz (8/10)
    43. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (10/10)
    44. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen (9/10)
    45. Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer (8/10)
    46. The Code. the Evaluation. the Protocols: Striving to Become an Eminently Qualified Human by Jocko Willink (10/10)
    47. Child of God by Cormac McCarthy (6/10)
    48. Money and Soccer: A Soccernomics Guide by Stefan Szymanski (8/10)
    49. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Taleb (9/10)
    50. Zonal Marking: How the Dutch Backpass, the Italian Defense, and Portuguese Tricky Wingers Made Modern Soccer (9/10)
    51. The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh (9/10)
     
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    1. The Wolf's Call (Raven's Blade #1) - Anthony Ryan (8/10)
    2. Starsight (Skyward #2) - Brandon Sanderson (7.5/10)
    3. Nothing Like it in the World: The Men who Built the Transcontinental Railroad - Stephen Ambrose (7.5/10)
    4. Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow (10/10)
    5. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of Ebola Virus - Richard Preston (8/10)
    6. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson - Joseph Ellis (8/10)
    7. Peace Talks (Dresden Files #16) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10)
    8. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution - Simon Schama (8/10)
    9. The Black Song (Raven's Blade #2) - Anthony Ryan (8.5/10)
    10. A Short Account of the History of Mathematics - W. Rouse Ball (6/10)
    11. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism - Naomi Klein (10/10)
    12. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson (9/10)
    13. The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder that Shaped Our World (9.5/10)
    14. A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness #1) - Joe Abercrombie (8.5/10)
    15. Auberon (The Expanse #8.5) - James S. A. Corey (6.5/10)
    16. The Trouble with Peace (The Age of Madness #2) - Joe Abercrombie (8.5/10)
    17. Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    18. Christmas Eve (Dresden Files #17.5) - Jim Butcher (7.5/10)
    19. Misery - Stephen King (9.5/10)
    20. Perfect State - Brandon Sanderson (8/10)
    21. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson (7/10)
    22. No is Not Enough - Naomi Klein (7.5/10)
    23. Let the Right One In - John Alvjde Lindqvist (9/10)

    Next Up (reread):

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  27. TC

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    1. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas Of Depression / Andrew Solomon (9/10)
    2. The Edifice Complex: How The Rich And Powerful (And Their Architects) Shape The World (6.5/10)
    3. Educated: A Memoir / Tara Westover (7/10)
    4. Train Dreams (A Novella) / Denis Johnson (10/10)
    5. From Bacteria To Bach And Back: The Evolution Of Minds / Daniel Dennett (6/10)
    6. Breaking New Ground: A Pictorial History Of Saluda County (5/10)
    7. The Southern Country Editor / Thomas D. Clark (6/10)
    8. The Stand / Stephen King (7.5/10) *reread*
    9. Jesus' Son: Stories / Denis Johnson (10/10)
    10. Prague: A Novel / Arthur Phillips (8/10)
    11. The Beatles: A Hard Day's Write (The Stories Behind Every Song) (9/10)
    12. Midnight Riders: The Story Of The Allman Brothers Band (7.5/10)
    13. Dune / Frank Herbert (6/10)
    14. Life / Keith Richards (8/10)
    15. Third Coast: Outkast, Timbaland, And How Hip Hop Became A Southern Thing / Roni Sarig (7.5/10)
    16. The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song / Ben Yagoda (5/10)
    17. All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire / Jonathan Abrams (10/10)
    18. Chronicles Volume 1 / Bob Dylan (9/10)
    19. Cash: The Autobiography / Johnny Cash with Patrick Carr (2/10)
    20. Hammer Of The Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga / Stephen Davis (8/10)
    21. Making Space: Creating A Home Meditation Practice / Thich Nhat Hanh (5/10)
    22. Nobody Move / Denis Johnson (8.5/10)
    23. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism / Naomi Klein (9.5/10)
    24. A Walk In The Woods: Rediscovering America On The Appalachian Trail / Bill Bryson (5/10)
    25. The Lady In Gold: The Extraordinary Tale Of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer / Anna Marie O'Connor (7/10)
    26. The Maltese Kitten (Sam The Cat Detective #3) / Linda Stewart (10/10)
    27. Play All: A Bingewatcher's Notebook / Clive James (3/10)

    28. The Things They Carried / Tim O'Brien (7/10)
    The first chapter, where he talked about the actual things they carried, was fantastic. The rest was maybe a tick below for me. Didn't like the obviously fake story of a guy's gf coming over to join him in the war and ending up a better soldier than the Green Berets, but I understand part of the book was about the power of storytelling and mythmaking and whatnot.

    29. The Great Catsby (Sam The Cat Detective #4) / Linda Stewart (9/10)
    Last book in the series :( Can't tell from reading online whether the author and/or the real Sam have passed on or if she just quit writing the books or what.


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  28. clemsonvianj

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    1. Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden (6/10)
    2. How to Lie With Maps by Mark Monmonier (6/10)
    3. The Sports Gene by David Epstein (8/10)
    4. The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz (5/10)
    5. The Art of War by Sun Tzu (5/10)
    6. Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs by Ken Jennings (9/10)
    7. Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine by Randolph Nesse (7/10)
    8. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall (9/10)
    9. The Man Behind the Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues by James Niehues (6/10)
    10. Ultimate Journeys for Two by Mike Howard (6/10)
    11. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (9/10)
    12. Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday (8.5/10)
    13. Range by David Epstein (9/10)
    14. Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold (8.5/10)
    15. HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essential (6/10)
    16. Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse (4/10)
    17. Natural Born Heroes by Christpher McDougall (9/10)
    18. Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday (8/10)
    19. The of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli (9/10)
    20. The Most Important Thing Illuminated by Howard Marks (8/10)
    21. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (9/10)
    22. The 5 Love Langues by Gary Chapman (9/10)
    23. The Push: A Climber's Search for the Path by Tommy Caldwell (9/10)
    24. White Fagility by Robin DiAngelo (8/10)
    25. Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins (8.5/10)
    26. Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual by Jocko Willink (9/10)
    27. A Guide to the Good Life: The Anciet Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine (7/10)
    28. Why Does My Cat Do That? by Catherine Davidson (5/10)
    29. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain (8/10)
    30. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas Stanley (5/10)
    31. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (9/10)
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    33. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (9/10)
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    39. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams (7/10)
    40. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek (9/10)
    41. The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer (3/10)
    42. Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz (8/10)
    43. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (10/10)
    44. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen (9/10)
    45. Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer (8/10)
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    50. Zonal Marking: How the Dutch Backpass, the Italian Defense, and Portuguese Tricky Wingers Made Modern Soccer (9/10)
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    pretty funny and basically Taleb, Nietzsche, Stoic-ish sort of philosophy. an easy read too.
     
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    I read “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”. Guy knows how to write a title
     
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