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Old 12-23-2018, 05:47 PM
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Default 2019 Completed Books Thread

Welcome to the tenth Completed Books Thread! God, we've been doing this for a long time!

January (4)
Heat - Bill Buford
Legends of the Condor Heroes: A Hero Born- Louis Cha
The Silk Roads - Peter Frankopan
The Devil in the Kitchen - Marco Pierre White
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July

August

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October

November

December


2018 Total: 12
2017 Total: 7
2016 Total: 5 (1 ebook)
2015 Total: 4 (3 ebooks)
2014 Total: 20 (7 ebooks)
2013 Total: 16 (5 ebooks)
2012 Total: 43 (17 ebooks)
2011 Total: 42
2010 Total: 37
2009 Total: 38

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Old 12-23-2018, 05:48 PM
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Every year I promise that this will be the year I actually keep this list updated. Hereís hoping I donít make myself a liar again
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:11 PM
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January (13)
Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin 12/30/18 - 1/5 ****
The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer 1/5 - 1/6 ****
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranada 1/7 - 1/8 ****
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden 1/14 - 1/17 ***
The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith 1/17 - 1/20 ***
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman 1/20 - 1/21 ****
Oh God Not Again by Sarah 1281 1/21 - 1/23 ****
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett 1/23 - 1/25 ****
Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey 1/25 - 1/26 ****
Not Since Carrie by Ken Mandelbaum 1/28 - 1/29 ****
Twilight of the Gods by Steven Hyden 1/29 - 1/30 ****
The Thanos Quest by Jim Starlin 1/30 ****
The Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin 1/31 ****

February (2)
The Spy of Venice by Benet Brandreth 1/31 - 2/4 ***
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe 2/7 - 2/11 ***

March

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July

August

September

October

November

December


2019: 15
2018: 114 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...i?read_at=2018
2017: 104 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...i?read_at=2017
2016: 69 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2015: 52 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2014: 77 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2013: 62 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2012: 71 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2011: 89 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read

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Old 12-23-2018, 07:54 PM
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January (0)

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April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

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October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

Total: 0

2009: 17
2011: 30
2012: 28
2013: 27
2014: 40
2015: 27
2016: 32
2017: 33
2018: 31

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Old 12-23-2018, 08:29 PM
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January (4):
  • Feed - Mira Grant
  • In an Absent Dream - Seanan McGuire
  • The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
  • Living Like a Runaway - Lita Ford

February (0):
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June (15):
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November (0):
December (0):

2019 Total: 4
2018 Total: 56
2017 Total: 51
2016 Total: 42
2015 Total: 44
2013 Total: 36
2012 Total: 37
2011 Total: 40
2010 Total: 35
2009 Total: 34
2008 Total: 10
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January (12):
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter
Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners trans by Jack Hawley
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
I Was Told To Come Alone by Souad Mekhennet
The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics by Bill Boyarsky
Talk on the Wild Side by Lane Green
Dinosaur Empire! by Abby Howard
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
The Plot Against America by Phillip Roth
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874Ė1932 by William Manchester

February (3):
Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power by Lou Cannon
The House of Morgan by Ron Chernow
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow

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December (0):


2019 Total:15

2018 Total: 31
2017 Total: 20
2016 Total: 31
2015 Total: 23
2014 Total: 48
2013 Total: 42
2012 Total: 47
2011 Total: 50
2010 Total: 69

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Old 12-25-2018, 03:56 PM
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Let's roll!

Post title explained
"Book" is overused with my entries in this thread. A book often contains one story, sometimes multiple ones. Anthologies, for example. A comic isn't a book, yet I would count it here. Pulp fiction, which I read as well, are not really books, not even novellas.

Goals
- Read 6 books
...
Yeah, that's it.

Explanation
Normal Book
Short Story
Pulp Fiction (64 pages, cheap)
Comic, Graphic Novel
Tried it, but didn't read it to the end

Now Reading
Mary Kirchoff - Preludes Vol. 2 - Kendermore (Dragonlance)

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November (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)

December (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)

2019 end total: ? stories

? "Normal" Books
? Short Stories
? Pulp Books
? Comic Books
? Didn't Like it / Didn't Finish

2018 Total: 19 stories
2017 Total: 29 stories
2016 Total: 2 regular + 7 pulp
2015 Total: 5 regular + 20 short stories
2014 Total: 4 regular
2013 Total: 4 regular + 39 pulp
2012 Total: 7 regular + 41 pulp
2011 Total: 8
2010 Total: 26
2009 Total: 9

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Old 12-25-2018, 07:10 PM
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In Progress
Books

Comic Books
Reefer Madness
Go-Bots
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic Book

Books
January
The From Hell Companion


Comic Books
January
Mystic (G. Willow Wilson/David Lopez)
Josephine Baker
Frankenstein by Junji Ito

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Old 12-26-2018, 11:32 AM
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January

February
The Interpretation of Dreams ~ Sigmund Freud

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November

December

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January
1/6 - She Has Her Motherís Laugh - Carl Zimmer
1/11 - The Inner Life of Animals - Peter Wohlleben
1/25 - A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived - Adam Rutherford
February
2/1 - Biocentrism - Robert Lanza with Bob Berman
2/3 - A River in Darkness - Masaji Ishikawa

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Old 12-26-2018, 12:49 PM
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Sure, what the hell. I'm going for 52 this year.

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Old 12-27-2018, 12:36 PM
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My goal is 30 this year.

January:
February:
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2018: 25
2017: 35
2016: 58
2015: 71
2014: 47
2013: 32
2011 Total: 47
2012 Total: 47
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:16 PM
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January (9):
Witchmark - C. L. Polk
Weapons of Math Destruction - Cathy O'Neil
Night Watch - Terry Pratchett
The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson
The Last Hero - Terry Pratchett
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
Money Diaries - Lindsey Stanberry
The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Scribe - Alyson Hagy

February (2):
Shadows of Self - Brandon Sanderson
Beartown - Fredrik Backman

2019 Total: 11
2018 Total: 44
2017 Total: 48
2016 Total: 42
2015 Total: 41
2014 Total: 34
2013 Total: 36

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Note: I'll credit comic creators as writer/artist or writer/penciller/inker/colorist. I'm not sure if I want to log single issues, but I will in any case log graphic novels and trade paperback collections. I think I'll count single issues as a fifth of a read, because trade collection normally have 5 of them in it.

Books in progress (more or less):
  • William Gibson - Virtual Light
  • Spider Robinson - Lady slings the booze (started to read the whole Calahan series but for some reason stopped in the middle of that book in 2014)
  • Jeff Doyle, Jennifer DeHaven Carroll - Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1, 2nd Edition (reading that half for work and half for myself)

Books I have and want to read this year:
  • Cisco SWITCH Cert Guide (more for the job then pleasure)
  • Preacher Volume 1 and 2 (my brother practically forced me to borrow them)
  • Transmetropolitan (want to read the series for the third time, but this time I'll buy the trades for that)
  • Scud the disposable assassin (bought the "The whole Shebang" very thick paperback for myself for christmas)

January (0) (0 re-read) (0 single issue comics)

February (0) (1 re-read) (0 single issue comics)
2019-02-095: Warren Ellis/Darick Robertson - Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street (TPB): This will be the third time I'll be reading the whole of Transmet, this time I'll finally buy the paperbacks (I've read scans previously). Back in the day when the german translation was in the shops Transmet always intrigued me, but for some reason I never picked it up. In 2004 (I think) I finally read it, and loved it more and more by every page. I still feel the same, although it took 2/3rds of Vol 1 for me to get into the mood.

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June (0)

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September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

2019 Total: 1 (1 re-read) (0 single issue comics)

Past years:
2017: 28.8 (4 re-read) (14 single issue comics)
2018: 21.6 (3 re-read) (43 single issue comics)

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Borne - Jeff Vandermeer

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2019: 0
2018: 7
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January (1)
The Bird and the Sword - Amy Harmon

2018 Total: 12
2017 Total: 13
2016 Total: 14
2015 Total: 13
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2019 Goodreads goal: 28.

2019 Challenges:

"In and Out" - quite simply, read more books than I buy.
Currently: -4.

Currently reading:

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
Becoming by Michelle Obama (audio)

Up next:

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab


January : (3)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Mari Kondo ****
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (reread) (audio) *****
Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara ***

February : (2)

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho ***
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman (audio) ****

March: (0)

April : (0)

May: (0)

June : (0)

July: (0)

August : (0)

September : (0)

October : (0)

November : (0)

December : (0)

Total: 5

2013: 25
2014: 17
2015: 25
2016: 20
2017: 26
2018: 34

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