What books are you reading in 2020?

Foster

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66. David Rosenfelt---Airtight
67. Sarah Shankman---First Kill all the Lawyers
68. Brad Thor---Path of the Assassin ( If you like Vince Flynn, you'll like Brad Thor)
69. Lawrence Block---Burglars can't be Choosers
70. Jeffrey Deaver--Manhattan is my Beat
 

Foster

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71. Jack Higgins---Without Mercy
72. John Lutz---Slaughter
73. Alex Kava---Reckless Creed
74. James Grippando---Found Money
75. Janet Evanovich---Curious Minds
 

Foster

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76. Stephen Hunter---G-Man
77. John LeCarre---Call for the Dead
78. James Grippando---A King's Ransom
79. Janet Evanovich---Dangerous Minds
80. Stephen Hunter---Point of Impact (book 1 of a 10 book series that I really enjoyed. I just had to read book 1 again since it had been a while.)
 

Zunardo

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"Time Is Tight", autobiography of Booker T. Jones.

The guy lived an interesting life. Becoming a studio musician and playing in clubs each night at the age of 14, while still holding down a paper route and keeping his grades up in school? Highly recommended tome.
 

thePITman

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1. "Toughness" by Jay Bilas (twice)
2. "LEAD... for God's Sake" by Todd G. Gongwer (just finished it tonight)
3. "Above the Line" by Urban Meyer

Just finished my third book in the last month and a half (huge for me). Above the Line was more for coaches than the other two. A pretty cool behind the scenes look at the 2014 national championship season and how they built culture internally.
 

Foster

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81. Alex Kava---One False Move
82. Janet Evanovich---The Heist (book 1 of a very good series)
83. James Grippando---Last to Die (what happens when a lady names 6 beneficiaries to her $46M estate, but only the last person living will collect it all.)
84. Michael Harvey---The Innocence Game
85. Scott McEwen---Ghost Sniper
 

Foster

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86. James Grippando---Hear no Evil
87. Ward Larson---Assassin's Game
88. James Grippando---Got the Look
89. Greg Isles---Turning Angel
90. Steve Cavanaugh---The Defense
Also Cleaning the Gold, a short story by Karin Slaughter and Lee Child
 

MoeDude

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Currently reading "Ropes of Sands" by Wilbur Crane Eveland. Eveland was a WWII veteran who went on to become a CIA station chief in the Middle East. Very good read about the US political failures in Middle East politics in the post WWII era.
Book #2 right now is "Financial Accounting with SAP S/4HANA" Big changes are happening with this ERP system.
 

EagleGuy

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Currently reading "Ropes of Sands" by Wilbur Crane Eveland. Eveland was a WWII veteran who went on to become a CIA station chief in the Middle East. Very good read about the US political failures in Middle East politics in the post WWII era.
Book #2 right now is "Financial Accounting with SAP S/4HANA" Big changes are happening with this ERP system.
Interesting. I haven't used SAP in the last few years, but you've piqued my interest. Nerd. :whistle:
 

EagleGuy

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Makes sense. After all, it is the age of AI and data analytics (and robotics)!

I saw a tutorial online. I'll have to check it out. May help me if one of my clients implements it. Thx.
 

MoeDude

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Makes sense. After all, it is the age of AI and data analytics (and robotics)!

I saw a tutorial online. I'll have to check it out. May help me if one of my clients implements it. Thx.
Speaking of AI I watched a presentation by Vertex on how they are AI interfacing with SAP with their tax program. It was amazing what they were doing.
 

EagleGuy

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Speaking of AI I watched a presentation by Vertex on how they are AI interfacing with SAP with their tax program. It was amazing what they were doing.
Interesting. I used antiquated, yet functional, Vertex tools at one of my clients. Maybe, by now they have updated V software and have done the same with SAP. (Well, maybe the first part of that anyway). :)

Now that I think of it, I created macros to automate adding new customers to the C dB. Probably my best process improvement in those two years. Fun stuff!
 

nwwarrior09

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I've been reading several "classics" since I've been working from home.

1) Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley
2) Island -- Aldous Huxley
3) Dracula -- Bram Stoker
4) The Master and Margarita -- Mikhail Bulgakov
5) One Hundred Years of Solitude -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez (by far the best of these five IMO)
 

nwwarrior09

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Others so far...

6) Above the Line -- Urban Meyer with Wayne Coffey
7) The Smart Take From the Strong -- Pete Carrill
8) Don't Put Me In, Coach -- Mark Titus
9) The Positive Dog -- Jon Gordon
 

MoeDude

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A very intriguing book worth reading is a real story from WWII back in 1943:

"A Higher Call" - Adam Makos w/Larry Alexander

This story is about a US bomber that limped back from a bombing mission. A German Messerschmitt pulled in behind the bomber and with one pull of the trigger could have downed it. Instead the pilot excorted the bomber back across to friendlier skies. The two pilots actually met face to face 40 years later.
 

Foster

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91. James Grippando---Beyond Suspicion
92. David Ellis---Breach of Trust
93. Andrew Vachss---Flood
94. Andrew Vachss---Strega
95. Andrew Vachss---Blue Belle
 

isadore

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A very intriguing book worth reading is a real story from WWII back in 1943:

"A Higher Call" - Adam Makos w/Larry Alexander

This story is about a US bomber that limped back from a bombing mission. A German Messerschmitt pulled in behind the bomber and with one pull of the trigger could have downed it. Instead the pilot excorted the bomber back across to friendlier skies. The two pilots actually met face to face 40 years later.
Its a good book. The book while telling the story of both pilot, goes much more into the story of the German pilot before, during and after the war.
 

isadore

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I favor non fiction:

Last two I finished were

Triangle: Fire That Changed America by David Von Drehele about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The Civil War of 1812 American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebel and Indian Allies, Alan Taylor

I am reading

Groundless: Rumors, Legends and Hoaxes in the Early American Frontier by Gregory Dowd

Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense, Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy by Dan Abrams

Next up

Tombstone: Earp Brothers Doc Holliday and the Vendetta Ride From Hell by Tom Clavin
 

ohiopup

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A very intriguing book worth reading is a real story from WWII back in 1943:

"A Higher Call" - Adam Makos w/Larry Alexander

This story is about a US bomber that limped back from a bombing mission. A German Messerschmitt pulled in behind the bomber and with one pull of the trigger could have downed it. Instead the pilot excorted the bomber back across to friendlier skies. The two pilots actually met face to face 40 years later.
The B-17 "Ye Olde Pub"

This book sparked an episode in the TV series 'NCIS' about an incident
where Gibbs father flying a P-51 is escorted back to the English Channel
by a German in a ME-109. Season 11 'Better Angels'



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SALT
 
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eastisbest

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Next volume of The Destroyermen should be coming out soon and I'm wondering how I'm going to get it with the Libraries closed. Been my June tradition for several years now.
 

Foster

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96. Ace Atkins---The Lost Ones
97. Brett Battles---The Cleaner
98. Ward Larsen---Assassin's Silence
99. Brian Freeman---Stripped
100. Ace Atkins---The Broken Places
 

eastisbest

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Just wrapped up The Human Animal by Desmond Morris.
I'm waiting for the coloring book.

Time: A Traveler's Guide Clifford Pickover: I'm not sure how well known Pickover is but if you like Science without a lot of drudgery or if you're a Science phobe...He has a great series of educational books, relates very well and has a wicked sense of humor.



He often wraps the Science into a story with characters. Not necessarily a good story but it keeps you from remembering you're way over your head and you relax enough to actually get it. The only thing I got in common is we both had interviews with IBM's Thomas Watson. He got a job. I got my mileage validated and the resume triager got sent to custodial.
 
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