The 2017 Reading List

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  1. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

    Looking for the most recent Reading thread I found it was titled from 2015 but still getting posts in Dec 2016. So I thought it OK to start a new one.

    This book is powerful, enlightening, and made all-the-more interesting by the heavy use of metaphors. It was also a fast and easy read.

    Image is a live link, BTW.

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  2. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    I've started reading "The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates" by Howard Bloom. I'm finding it a bit wordy, but interesting none the less...

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  4. Mike

    Mike Bon Vivant Top Poster

    Atomic Ranch magazine? :)
  5. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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  6. Mike Kelly

    Mike Kelly Active Member

    Books Read in 2017:

    01. No Man's Land by David Baldacci
    02. In the Clearing by Robert Dugoni
    03. The Gift by Peter Hamill
    04. The Iron Water by Chris Nickson
    05. The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni
    06. In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen
    07. Conclave by Robert Harris
    08. The Last Illusion by Rhys Bowen
    09. The Case of the Not-So-Fair Trader by Jim Stevens
    10. The Last Paradise by Antonio Garrido
    11. The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
    12. Murder One by Robert Dugoni
    13. The Fix by David Baldacci
    14. Rats by Joe Klingler
    15. The Sixth Window by Rachel Abbott
    16. The Lost Order by Steve Berry
    17. Breakthrough by Michael C. Grumley
    18. The Beatles by Bob Spitz
    19. Modern Crimes by Chris Nickson
    20. Infinity Born by Douglas E. Richards
    21. On Copper Street by Chris Nickson
    22. Leap by Michael C. Grumley
    23. Close to Home by Robert Dugoni
    24. I am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
    25. Only the Innocent by Rachel Abbott
    26. Column of Fire by Ken Follett
    27. Origin by Dan Brown
    28. Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben
    29. Catalyst by Michael C. Grumley
    30. Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

    Books read in 2018

    01. End Game by David Baldacci
    02. The Midnight Line by Lee Child
    03. The Wanted by Robert Crais
    04. Ripple by Michael C. Grumley
    05. City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

    The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
  7. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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  9. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    57 Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King
    56 The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
    55 James Penney's New Identity by Lee Child
    54 The Passion of Cleopatra by Anne Rice
    53 The Girl Who Takes an Eye For an Eye by David Lagercrantz
    52 Artemis by Andy Weir
    51 The Book of Dust, Volume 1 by Philip Pullman
    50 Origin by Dan Brown
    49 The Midnight Line by Lee Child
    48 The Safe Man by Michael Connelly
    47 Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
    46 Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
    45 Y Is For Yesterday by Sue Grafton
    44 Bucky F*ing Dent by David Duchovny
    43 The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
    42 The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
    41 Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
    40 The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
    39 Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clark
    38 Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
    37 Day Shift by Charlaine Harris
    36 Your Turn, Mr. Moto by John Marquand
    35. The Late Show by Michael Connelly
    34. Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
    33. The Gods Themselves by Issac Asimov
    32. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
    31. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
    30. Double Star by Robert Heinlein
    29. The Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein
    28. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
    27. Camino Island by John Grisham
    26. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehanne
    25. Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
    24. No Middle Name by Lee Child
    23. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
    22. The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa
    21. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    20. The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martell
    19. Songs of the Humback Whale by Jodi Picoult
    18. Riverworld by Jose Philip Farmer
    17. Redeployment by Phil Klay
    16. The Turn by Kim Harrison
    15. Shadowed Souls – Cold Case by Jim Butcher
    14. The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
    13. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
    12. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
    11. Sideswiped by Kim Harrison
    10. Thinner by Stephen King
    9. Anno Dracula 1899 by Kim Newman
    8. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
    7. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
    6. Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
    5. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
    4. Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice
    3. Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
    2. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
    1. Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2018
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  10. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    Read an interesting one...

    Anno Dracula 1899 by Kim Newman. It is a collection of short stories, horror related: Frankenstein, invisble man, Dracula, ... an alien who is a B actor, Citizen Kane, ...

    As an aside, there was a reference to "Grindhouse", so I looked it up. I had heard it from the Tarantino film, but didn't know its significance/meaning.
  11. Dennis Pagoulatos

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  12. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

    I couldn't put this down. Would make a great movie.
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  13. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Conscience of a Conservative - Jeff Flake

    The Unwomanly Face of War - An oral history of women in WW2 - Svetlana Alexievich translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
    This book is a collection of first hand stories of Russian women in the front line in WW2, where they were gunners, tank drivers, snipers, sappers, medics etc.

    Both are now on my reading list based on book reviews in today's paper.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
  14. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    And now for something completely different...

    Some of this story seems impossible. The rest seems improbable. But some of it may be true. Nothing is more dangerous than a brilliant mind.


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