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Old 07-14-19, 03:05 PM
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What books are you reading this year?

My list so far.
1-Meg Gardiner-Unsub
2-Jory Sherman-Shadow Rider - Blood Sky at Morning
3- Alex Kava-A Necessary Evil
4- Heather Graham-When Irish Eyes Are Haunting
5-Jory Sherman- Shadow Rider- Ghost Warrior
6-Lisa Gardner- Catch Me
7-Alex Kava- Exposed
8-Meg Gardiner-Into the Black Nowhere
9-Ralph Compton- The Shawnee Trail
10-Chet Cunningham-Wade's War
11-Charles G. West-Wrath Of The Savage
12-Jess Cody- Gold Wagon
13-Charles G. West- Crow Creek Crossing
14-William W. Johnstone- The Last Mountain Man
15-Jack Higgins- Death Trade
16-Michael Robotham- Life Or Death
17-William W. Johnstone- Return Of The Mountain Man
18-Chet Cunningham- Gold Train
19-Charles West- Stone Hand
20-Heather Graham- The Silenced
21-William W. Johnstone- Trail of the Mountain Man
22-Meg Gardiner- Mission Canyon
23-William W. Johnstone- Revenge Of The Mountain Man
24-Jeanne Sommers- Comanche Revenge
25-Tim Bryant-Dead And Buried
26-William W. Johnstone- Journey Of The Mountain Man
27-Lisa Gardner- Fear Nothing
28-Lisa Gardner- Love You More
29-William W. Johnstone- Law Of The Mountain Man
30-Lisa Gardner- Three Truths And A Lie
31-Lisa Gardner- The Seventh Month
32-Lisa Gardner- Touch And Go
33-William W. Johnstone- War Of The Mountain Man
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Old 07-14-19, 03:08 PM
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So far this month:

Permanently Suspend- Anthony Cumia
The Street Agent- Wayne Manis
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Old 07-14-19, 03:46 PM
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I read between 70 and 80 books a year, mostly by far are mysteries which I can knock off in 3-4 days (I'm a very fast reader). Currently, however, I'm reading Nine Perfect Strangers by Liann Moriarty, the Ausstralin author of Big Little Lies.
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Old 07-14-19, 03:48 PM
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Hats off to you LLF! I labor to read, but took a shot at Best Short Stories of the Last 100 Years (LOL) a little while back. I got about half way through the 700 page work before taking a break.

Only a few of the stories impressed me - sad to say - and the more recent ones seemed to get weirder and weirder.
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Old 07-14-19, 04:30 PM
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Great thread LCF - thanks for starting it!

In non-fiction I just finished Victor Davis Hanson's "The Case for Trump". It's a very insightful work about how the craziness of the left/democrats combined with the lies of the republicans gave us Trump. Must read if you want to understand the Trump phenomena.

I just started reading "White" by Brest Easton Ellis (he wrote American Psycho among others). This is his first non-fiction book and it's going to make some heads explode, including mine!

In Fiction I just finished Neal Asher's "Line War". Asher is one of the best "hard" Science Fiction writers out there and his Polity universe is his best work.

I just started reading "Tiamats Wrath" by James Corey. This is the 8th book in the Expanse Series which just finished it's 2nd year on the Sci Fy channel and has moved over to Amazon. Fun series to read.
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Old 07-14-19, 04:32 PM
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Too much reading in the work.



I keep up on the Destroyermen series, an alt-world where a Destroyer and Japanese Battleship fighting in the South China Sea enter a cloud and end up on a parallel Earth in the middle of a sea battle in which other type animals evolved. It's the 14th book. Kind of dragging it out but this one was good.
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Old 07-14-19, 04:35 PM
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I just started reading "Tiamats Wrath" by James Corey. This is the 8th book in the Expanse Series which just finished it's 2nd year on the Sci Fy channel and has moved over to Amazon. Fun series to read.

3rd? Production wrapped on Amazon for a 2019 release. I've not read the books but the article said Book 4. Sounds exciting. First contacts.
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Old 07-14-19, 05:12 PM
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"Crosley: Two Brothers and a Business Empire That Transformed the Nation" - Great story but not a well written book.

Up next: "Alien Horseman: An Italian Shavetail with Custer" about an Italian count who left Italy and served in the US Civil War and Indian Wars, including Custer's 7th Cav.

I don't read much fiction these days. The "News" these days contains all of the fiction I can stand.
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Old 07-14-19, 05:13 PM
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3rd? Production wrapped on Amazon for a 2019 release. I've not read the books but the article said Book 4. Sounds exciting. First contacts.
Damn I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get Amazon. I haven't kept up with the production so I didn't know they already completed season 3. That's great news.

Book 4 is very good. In fact unlike Game of Thrones, the Expanse books get better with each addition.
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Old 07-14-19, 07:08 PM
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I'm not much of a reader, especially when it comes to contemporary literature, but I've managed 4 books this year:

Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas (got it for Xmas a couple years ago but never got around to reading it)
Military Memoirs of a Confederate: A Critical Narrative by Edward Porter Alexander (Alexander was an artillery commander in the Army of Northern Virginia)
The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling by David Shoemaker, A.K.A. "The Masked Man"
Shut Up Legs! by former professional cyclist Jens Voigt
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Couple hundred pages into RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP (ROCK AND ROLL'S LAST STAND IN HOLLYWOOD), Domenic Priore.
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Old 07-15-19, 09:50 AM
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The Wise Man’s Fear - just finished this one. Second book of the Kingkiller Chronicles. 1,000 pages of beautiful writing and a well developed story. The author’s prose is incredible. Highly recommend this series for lovers of high fantasy.

The Name of the Wind - Pat Rothfuss - book one of the Kingkiller Chronicles

Sprawlball: A visual tour of the new era of the NBA. If you love the NBA and think we can do better things with analytics

Sapiens: a brief history of humankind. Really interesting if you don’t already know the history of human evolution

The Future of Humanity - Michio Kaku - imaginative but based on hard science. Fascinating to think where we could go

How to change your Mind - this is about the new science coming out in the realm of psychedelics... as well as their long, troubled, and mostly misunderstood history

All the Light We Cannot See - my favorite book so far this year. Beautifully written historical fiction set in both France and Germany during World War II. Highly, highly recommend

Astrophysics for people in a hurry - Neil Degrasse Tyson - his ability to distill endlessly complex concepts into something understandable by the masses is unmatched

The Fifth Risk - Michael Lewis - I have a standing order to read any new book that Lewis writes (The Big Short, Moneyball, etc). This one covers the transition period from the Obama to the Trump White House. Fascinating stuff
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Someone challenged me on Twitter one time to a book a day challenge - where you post a book a day that you've read...I couldn't come up with that many... I don't read books.
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Someone challenged me on Twitter one time to a book a day challenge - where you post a book a day that you've read...I couldn't come up with that many... I don't read books.
Never would have guessed that.
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Old 07-15-19, 02:06 PM
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Never would have guessed that.


I know, not one of my strong suits. I do read alot of newspapers/ follow interesting stuff/ listen to talk radio...just not book reader.
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Old 07-15-19, 06:57 PM
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Sapiens: a brief history of humankind. Really interesting if you donít already know the history of human evolution
I have this book on the shelf to be read before Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to it.
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The Sun & the Moon & The Rolling Stones by Rich Cohen. It's a very insightful look at the Rolling Stones. I guess I just didn't pay attention when I was young because I didn't realize the legal issues they had around their drug usage. Kind of sad what eventually happened to Brian Jones. He was the key at the beginning but it sounds like drugs and alcohol finally got the better of him. It's also interesting to read about the love hate relation they seem to have had with the Beatles. It's a very good history of this band.
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