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  1. Ryan Gardner

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    Book Lists 2016 (Official Thread)
     
  2. Ryan Gardner Feb 4, 2016
    (Last edited: Dec 20, 2016)
    Ryan Gardner

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    1. Modern Romance (Aziz Ansari, 2015)
    2. Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising (Ryan Holiday, 2013)
    3. A Grief Observed (C.S. Lewis, 1961)
    4. House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski, 2000)
    5. The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, 2012)
    6. A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy (Minamoto Musashi, 1642)
    7. This Side of Paradise (F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920)
    8. Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse, 1922)
    9. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Miguel Ruiz, 1997)
    10. The Secret (Rhonda Byrne, 2006)
    11. The Grownup (Gillian Flynn, 2014)
    12. Turning Pro (Steven Pressfield, 2012)
    13. Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill, 1937)
    14. Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination (J.K. Rowling, 2015)
    15. The Pearl (John Steinbeck, 1947)
    16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon, 2003)
    17. The Hours (Michael Cunningham, 1998)
    18. Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness (J.C. Herz, 2014)
    19. Confessions of a Fitness Model: The Ugly Truth about the New Standard for Beauty (Madelyn Moon, 2016)
    20. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (David Allen, 2001)
    21. The Time Machine (H.G. Wells, 1895)
    22. Coraline (Neil Gaiman, 2002)
    23. The Colorado Kid (Stephen King, 2005)
    24. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1922)
    25. Blockade Billy (Stephen King, 2010)
    26. Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015)
    27. The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman, 2008)
    28. The Red Pony (John Steinbeck, 1933)
    29. It (Stephen King, 1986)
    30. Rising Strong (Brené Brown, 2015)
    31. Finders Keepers (Stephen King, 2015)
    32. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (Michael A. Singer, 2007)
    33. End of Watch (Stephen King, 2016)
    34. Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (Gary Taubes, 2010)
    35. Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace, 1996)
    36. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Elizabeth Gilbert, 2015)
    37. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (Jocko Willink, Leif Babin, 2015)
    38. Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher, 2007)
    39. Gerald’s Game (Stephen King, 1992)
    40. An Abundance of Katherines (John Green, 2006)
    41. Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov, 1955)
    42. The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins, 2015)
    43. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version
    44. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for? (Rick Warren, 2002)
    45. The Widow (Fiona Barton, 2016)
    46. NOS4A2 (Joe Hill, 2013)
    47. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two) (J.K. Rowling, 2016)
    48. The Nest (Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, 2016)
    49. Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green, David Levithan, 2010)
    50. Ego is the Enemy (Ryan Holiday, 2016)

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  3. Greg Robson

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    Dude, how do you have time to read 13 books in the first five weeks of the year, given how busy your work schedule is? That is beyond mind-boggling. I'm a big reader myself, but I haven't even gotten to six books this year. Then again most of my free time is spent finalizing my wedding.
     
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  5. Greg Robson

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    I will update my list of books read this year when I get home and have my tablet in front of me. I never thought I'd become a digital reader, but holy heck, I'm now hooked.
     
  6. Ryan Gardner

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    The majority of these were short (a couple were under 100 pages, almost all were under 200). Then audiobooks is my other track because I can listen to those during mindless tasks at work, so three or four of these were audiobooks. I'm finishing the 12th today and then I'm starting the 13th one this weekend, so those are just on there for placeholder. I just try to read for half an hour or an hour each day or so, whether that's on lunch break or relaxing at night.
     
  7. troyplaysbass Feb 20, 2016
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    troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    1. Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
    2. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories - Franz Kafka
    3. Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer
    4. Authority - Jeff VanderMeer
    5. Acceptance - Jeff VanderMeer
    6. Chicago: City On the Make - Nelson Algren
    7. The Man With the Golden Arm - Nelson Algren
    8. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - Tom Robbins
    9. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men - David Foster Wallace
    10. The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands - Stephen King
    11. The Familiar, Volume 3: Honeysuckle and Pain - Mark Z. Danielewski
    12. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass - Stephen King
    13. The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King
    14. Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me - Steven Hyden
    15. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
    16. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah - Stephen King
    17. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower - Stephen King
    18. The Girl On the Train - Paula Hawkins
    19. Special Topics In Calamity Physics - Marisha Pessl
    20. A Separate Peace - John Knowles
     
  8. Deanna Mar 1, 2016
    (Last edited: Dec 31, 2016)
    Deanna

    Trusted Supporter

    1. Stumbling on Happiness - Daniel M. Gilbert
    2. My Fight / Your Fight - Ronda Rousey
    3. Trigger Warning - Neil Gaiman
    4. Eric Edgar Cooke: The True Story of The Night Caller - Jack Rosewood
    5. Superhero Universe - Claude Lalumiere
    6. The Legends Club - John Feinstein
    7. Indian Summer - Aaron Mahnke
    8. Boys Among Men - Jonathan Abrams
    9. Back From The Dead - Bill Walton
    10. Between The World And Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
    11. In The Dark - J. Scott Matthews
    12. Blondie's Parallel Lines (33 1/3) - Kembrew McLeod
    13. New Kids On The Block's Hangin' Tough (33 1/3) - Rebecca Wallwork
    14. Kill 'Em And Leave: Searching For James Brown and the American Soul - James McBride
    15. Star Wars: Dark Disciple - Christie Golden
    16. Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out (33 1/3) - Jovana Babovic
    17. Geto Boys' The Geto Boys (33 1/3) - Rolf Potts
    18. The Closing of the Net - Monica Horten
    19. Lost Stars - Claudia Gray
    20. Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me - Steven Hyden
    21. The Sun and the Moon and the Rolling Stones - Rich Cohen
    22. Aftermath - Chuck Wendig
    23. The Girls - Emma Cline
    24. Life Moves Pretty fast - Hadley Freeman
    25. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs - Chuck Klosterman
    26. The Last One - Alexandra Oliva
    27. The Checklist Manifesto - Atul Gawande
    28. Your Song Changed My Life - Bob Boilen
    29. The Rap Year Book - Shea Serrano
    30. Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill
    31. American Heiress - Jeffrey Toobin
    32. Bloodline - Claudia Gray
    33. Cardinal and Gold - Steve Delsohn
    34. The Song Machine - John Seabrook
    35. The Killing of Osama Bin Laden - Seymour M. Hersh
    36. The Rare Earth Exchange - Bernard Besson
    37. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Kim Cooper
    38. Writings On The Wall - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    39. Lords of the Sith - Paul S. Kemp
    40. They Call Me Supermensch - Shep Gordon
    41. Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste - Lester Bangs
    42. Showboat - Roland Lazenby
    43. The Twenty-Three - Linwood Barclay
    44. This Is Your Brain On Sports - L. Jon Wertheim/Sam Somme's
    45. But What If We're Wrong? - Chuck Klosterman
    46. Lost Boy, Lost Girl - Peter Straub
    47. Star Wars: Ahsoka - E.K. Johnston
    48. A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay
    49. The Scattered and The Dead (Book 0.5) - Tim McBain/L.T. Vargus
    50. Star Wars: Tarkin - James Luceno
    51. Star Wars: Catalyst - James Luceno

    Comics:
    1. Y The Last Man Book One - Brian K. Vaughan
    2. Martian Manhunter Vol. 1: The Epiphany - Rob Williams
    3. Black Canary Vol. 1: Kicking and Screaming - Brenden Fletcher
    4. The Imitation Game - Jim Ottaviani
    5. Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 2 - Brian Michael Bendis
    6. Star Wars: Chewbacca - Darko Macan
    7. Batman Vol. 8: Superheavy - Scott Snyder
    8. We Are Robin Vol. 1: The Vigilante Business - Lee Bermejo
    9. Cyborg Vol. 1: Unplugged - David Walker
    10. Batman: Year One - Frank Miller
    11. Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four: Vol. 1 - Brian Buccellato
    12. Green Lantern Corps: Lost Army Vol. 1 - Cullen Bunn
    13. Paper Girls Vol. 1 - Brian K. Vaughan
    14. Superman Vol. 1: Before Truth - Gene Luen Yang
    15. Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Kicked In The Teeth - Adam Glass
    16. Black Magick Vol. 1: Awakening Pt. 1 - Greg Rucka
    17. Y The Last Man Book Two - Brian K. Vaughan
    18. Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls - Scott Snyder
    19. Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls - Scott Snyder
    20. Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family - Scott Snyder
    21. Batman Vol. 4: Zero Year - Secret City - Scott Snyder
    22. Batman Vol. 5: Zero Year - Dark City - Scott Snyder
    23. Batman Vol. 6: Graveyard Shift - Scott Snyder
    24. Batman Vol. 7: Endgame - Scott Snyder
    25. Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1 - Ed Piskor
    26. Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes - Jason Aaron
    27. Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1: Vader - Kieron Gillen
    28. Nailbiter Vol. 1 - Joshua Williamson
    29. Dark Night: A True Batman Story - Paul Dini
    30. Fight Club 2 - Chuck Palahniuk
    31. I.D. - Emma Rios
    32. Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy - Noelle Stevenson
    33. James Bond Vol. 1: VARGR - Warren Ellis
    34. The Sheriff of Babylon Vol. 1: Bang, Bang, Bang - Tom King
    35. Criminal Vol. 1 - Ed Brubaker
    36. Mystery Girl Vol. 1 - Paul Tobin
    37. Superman (DC/Dark Horse crossover) - Chuck Dixon
    38. Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 3 - Brian Michael Bendis
    39. Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 4 - Brian Michael Bendis
    40. Superman: Red Son - Mark Millar
    41. Black Science Vol. 1 - Rick Remender
    42. Batman Vol. 1 - Ed Brubaker
    43. Lucifer Vol. 1 - Holly Black
    44. Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2 - Brian Buccellato
    45. Superman For All Seasons - Jeph Loeb
    46. All-Star Superman Vol. 1 - Grant Morrison
    47. Incognito Vol. 1 - Ed Brubaker
    48. Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps - Geoff Johns
    49. Blackest Night - Geoff Johns
    50. Gotham Academy Vol. 1 - Becky Cloonan
    51. Gotham Academy Vol. 2 - Becky Cloonan
    52. Batman and Robin Eternal Vol. 1 - Scott Snyder
    53. Batman and Robin Eternal Vol. 2 - Scott Snyder
    54. Batman: Earth One Vol. 1 - Geoff Johns
    55. Batman: Earth One Vol. 2 - Geoff Johns
    56. Turncoat - Ryan O'Sullivan
    57. Teen Titans: Earth One Vol. 1 - Jeff Lemire
    58. Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1 - Grant Morrison
    59. The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1 - Kieron Gillen
    60. Superman: American Alien - Max Landis
    61. Kingdom Come - Mark Waid
    62. Batman: The Long Halloween - Jeph Loeb
    63. Superman/Wonder Woman Vol. 1 - Charles Soule
    64. Superman: Action Comics Vol. 1 - Grant Morrison
    65. Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? - Neil Gaiman
    66. Superman: Unchained - Scott Snyder
    67. Gotham City Sirens Book One - Paul Dini
    68. Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Trial By Fire - John Ostrander
    69. Suicide Squad Vol. 2: The Nightshade Odyssey - John Ostrander
    70. Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham - Mike Mignola
     
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  10. Deanna

    Trusted Supporter

    @Jason Tate yeah my friend keeps telling me to read more of it. I have books 1-4 so I'm hoping to get to it soon.
     
  11. noxee

    Regular Supporter

    1. The Death of Dulgath (Riyria Chronicles Book 3) - Michael J. Sullivan
    2. The Knight of the Swords (Corum: The Prince in the Silver Robe) - Michael Moorcock
    3. The Bands of Mourning: A Mistborn Novel - Brandon Sanderson
    4. Calamit - Brandon Sanderson

    I really need to start using good reads to track what I've read and what I want to read. I'm also trying to expand outside of fantasy this year so we'll see how that goes. Apparently I bought Meditations by Marcus Aurelius so we'll see how that goes haha.
     
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  12. Garrett L. Mar 6, 2016
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    Garrett L.

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    GoodReads

    I just started a book review blog, The Lemonade Review, and plan to catch up on the below books over the course of the next week or so. I gotta pick up my pace just a tad to hit my goal of 50 this year.

    1. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Prisoner of Heaven (The Cemetery of Forgotton Books #3)
    2. Lev Grossman - The Magicians
    3. Rick Yancey - The 5th Wave
    4. Rainer Maria Rilke - Prayers of a Young Poet
    5. Dan Miller - 48 Days to the Work You Love
    6. Lev Grossman - The Magician King (The Magicians #2)
    7. Lev Grossman - The Magician's Land (The Magicians #3)
    8. Victoria Aveyard - Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)
    9. Mindy Kaling - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
    10. Brandon Sanderson - The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1)
    11. Brandon Sanderson - Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2)
    12. Scott Hawkins - The Library at Mount Char
    13. Brandon Sanderson - Warbreaker
    14. Brene Brown - Daring Greatly
    15. Stephen King - 11/22/63
    16. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Rose of Fire (Cemetery of Forgotten Books #2.5)
    17. George R.R. Martin - The Ice Dragon
    18. Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
    19. Neil Gaiman - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    20. Paula Hawkins - The Girl on the Train
    21. Addie Zierman - Night Driving: A Story of Faith in the Dark
    22. Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle: Day 1)
    23. Patrick Rothfuss - The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle: Day 2)
    24. Chris Guillebeau - The Happiness of Pursuit
    25. Jess Walter - Beautiful Ruins
    26. Mindy Kaling - Why Not Me?
    27. Emily St. John Mandel - Station Eleven
    28. Malala Yousafzai - I Am Malala
    29. Neil Gaiman - American Gods
    30. Justin Cronin - The Passage (The Passage #1)
    31. Leigh Bardugo - Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)
    32. John Scalzi - The Dispatcher
    33. Sarah J. Maas - A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR #1)
     
  13. Malatesta

    i was meant to break against you Prestigious

    I've been chugging through On Language by Chomsky, The Flowers of Evil by Shuzo Oshimi, and of course, my constant, Lovecraft most recently, have barely had a single ounce of energy to do reading with school though. hoping that changes when i start coop in a month!

    i also recently backed The Feminomicon on Kickstarter. an illustrated bestiary of female monsters, creatures, and beings from a range of international folklore. the creator has stated he plans on emphasizing female empowerment and diversity. looks so badass!
     
  14. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    This looks really cool.
     
  15. Jacob Tender

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    1. The Weapon Of A Jedi by Jason Fry
    2. Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
    3. The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster
    4. Ezra's Gamble by Ryder Windham
    5. Servants Of The Empire: Edge Of The Galaxy by Jason Fry

    As you can see, there is a theme.
     
  16. Threads Mar 10, 2016
    (Last edited: Apr 24, 2016)
    Threads

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    Goodreads

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    January
    1. Resident Evil: Caliban Cove - S.D. Perry
    2. Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
    3. The Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris

    February
    4. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
    5. Resident Evil: City of the Dead - S.D. Perry

    March
    6. The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
    7. The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas

    April
    8. A Reunion of Ghosts - Judith Claire Mitchell
    9. Ashley Bell - Dean Koontz
    10. Resident Evil: Underworld - S.D. Perry

    Currently Reading

    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke
     
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  17. Vivatoto Mar 30, 2016
    (Last edited: Dec 30, 2016)
    Vivatoto

    Science is whatever we want it to be Prestigious

    Goodreads

    1.) Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
    2.) Innocence - Dean Koontz
    3.) Aether of Night - Brandon Sanderson
    4.) Dead Dot Com - Sam West
    5.) Machete Man - Shani Finn & Pieter Becker
    6.) Dying of the Light - George R R Martin
    7.) The Eye Of the World (The Wheel of Time #1) - Robert Jordan
    8.) Curse of the Gut Ripper - Tim Miller
    9.) Erebus: Village of the Damned - Shaun Hutson
    10.) The Ashes of Pompeii (Purge of Babylon #5) - Sam Sisavath
    11.) When the Wind Blows - John Saul
    12.) The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2) - Robert Jordan
    13.) The Neighbors - Zach Bohannon
    14.) The Turtle Boy (Timmy Quinn #1) - Kealan Patrick Burke
    15.) Fevre Dream - George R R Martin
    16.) Sour Candy - Kealan Patrick Burke
    17.) Empty Bodies (#1) - Zach Bohannon
    18.) The Law Of Three: A New Wasteland (Portal Arcane #2) - J. Thorn
    19.) Empty Bodies: Adaptation (#2) - Zach Bohannon
    20.) Empty Bodies: Deliverance (#3) - Zach Bohannon
    21.) Empty Bodies: Open Roads (#4) Zach Bohannon
    22.) Corrosion: Terminal Horizon (Portal Arcane #3) - J. Thorn
    23.) Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) - Brandon Sanderson
    24.) Batman: The Long Halloween - Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
    25.) Legion - Brandon Sanderson
    26.) Shadow Witch: Horror of the Dark Forest - J. Thorn & Dan Padavona
    27.) The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time #3) - Robert Jordan
    28.) Batman: Dark Victory - Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
    29.) Watchmen - Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
    30.) Batman: The Court of Owls (#1) - Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, & Jonathon Glapion
    31.) Everville (Book of the Art #2) - Clive Barker
    32.) Saga of the Swamp Thing (#1) - Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, & John Totleben
    33.) Batman: The City of Owls (#2) - Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
    34.) The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) Brandon Sanderson
    35.) Preacher: Gone To Texas (#1) - Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
    36.) Hellraiser: Pursuit of the Flesh (#1) - Clive Barker & Leonardo Manco
    37.) The End: An Apocalyptic Novel - Matt Shaw
    38.) Storberry - Dan Padavona
    39.) Risen Gods - J. F. Penn & J. Thorn
    40.) The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time #4) - Robert Jordan
    41.) Batman: Death of the Family (#3) - Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
    42.) Preacher: Until the End of the World (#2) - Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
    43.) Hellraiser: Requiem (#2) - Clive Barker & Stephen Thompson
    44.) Firefight (The Reckoners #2) - Brandon Sanderson
    45.) Preta's Realm: The Haunting (Hidden Evil Trilogy #1) - J. Thorn
    46.) Flesh Factory - Sam West
    47.) Desolation - Kristopher Rufty
    48.) Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Frank Miller, Klaus Janson & Lynn Varley
    49.) Preacher: Proud Americans (#3) - Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
    50.) Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos #1) - Dan Simmons
    51.) Batman: A Death in the Family - Jim Starlin & Jim Aparo
    52.) Locke and Key: Clockworks (#5) - Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
    53.) Where the Dead Walk - John Bowen
    54.) The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time #5) - Robert Jordan
    55.) The Punisher (MAX Vol 1) - Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson
    56.) The Mothman Prophecies - John A. Keel
    57.) Hellraiser: Heaven's Reply (#3) - Clive Barker
    58.) Crawlspace - Dan Padavona
    59.) The Walking Dead Compendium Vol 1 (Issues 1-48) - Robert Kirkman
    60.) Locke and Key: Alpha and Omega (#6) - Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
    61.) Pillowface - Kristopher Rufty
    62.) Preacher: Ancient History (#4) - Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
    63.) Wytches (#1) - Scott Snyder & Jock
    64.) The Walking Dead Compendium Vol 2 (Issues 49-96) - Robert Kirkman
    65.) The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle Day 2) - Patrick Rothfuss
    66.) Nailbiter: There Will Be Blood (#1) - Joshua Williamson & Mike Henderson
    67.) Batman: Hush - Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, & Scott Williams
    68.) Hack/Slash (Omnibus Vol 1) - Tim Seeley & Stefano Caselli
    69.) The Walking Dead Compendium Vol 3 (Issues 97-144) - Robert Kirkman
    70.) Lord of Chaos (The Wheel of Time #6) - Robert Jordan
    71.) Nailbiter: Bloody Hands (#2) - Joshua Williamson & Mike Henderson
    72.) Batman: The Black Mirror - Scott Snyder & Jock
    73.) On Writing - Stephen King
    74.) Preacher: Little Town Blues (#5) - Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
    75.) Bird Box - Josh Malerman
    76.) Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories - Paul Dini & Bruce Timm
    77.) Nailbiter: Blood in the Water (#3) - Joshua Williamson & Mike Henderson
    78.) The Isles of Elysium (Purge of Babylon #6) - Sam Sisavath
    79.) Preacher: On Earth as it is in Heaven (#6) - Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
    80.) Prank Knight - Kristopher Rufty
    81.) Batgirl: The Darkest Reflection (New 52 #1) - Gail Simone & Ardian Syaf
    82.) Empty Bodies: Damnation (#5) - Zach Bohannon
    83.) Outcast: A Darkness Surrounds Him (#1) - Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta
    84.) Hack / Slash (Omnibus Vol 2) - Tim Seeley
    85.) Hitman: A Rage in Arkham (#1) - Garth Ennis & John McCrea
    86.) Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (S8 #1) - Joss Whedon & Georges Jeanty
    87.) Nailbiter: Blood Lust (#4) - Joshua Williamson & Mike Henderson
    88.) Batman: Zero Year - Secret City (#4) - Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
    89.) Alias: AKA Jessica Jones (#1) - Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
    90.) Alias: AKA Jessica Jones (#2) - Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
    91.) Funland - Richard Laymon
    92.) Alias: AKA Jessica Jones: The Underneath (#3) - Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
    93.) Alias: AKA Jessica Jones: Purple (#4) - Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
    94.) What Vengeance Comes - Anthony M. Strong
    95.) Batgirl: Knightfall Descends (New 52 #2) - Gail Simone & Ardian Syaf
    96.) Batgirl: Death of the Family (New 52 #3) - Gail Simone & Ardian Syaf
    97.) Snowblind - Michael Mcbride
    98.) Sugar Daddy - Jeff Menapace
    99.) Despite the Roots - Matt Shaw
    100.) The Fireman - Joe Hill
    101.) Victim - Sam West
    102.) Batgirl: Wanted (New 52 #4) - Gail Simone & Ardian Syaf
    103.) Batman: Haunted Knight - Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
    104.) One Violent MotherFucker - Matt Shaw
    105.) Hack / Slash (Omnibus Vol 3) - Tim Seeley
    106.) Batman: Zero Year - Dark City (#5) - Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
    107.) Batgirl: Deadline (New 52 #5) - Gail Simone & Fernando Pasarin
    108.) City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) - Justin Cronin
    109.) Batman: Graveyard Shift (#6) - Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
    110.) Justice League: Trinity War - Geoff Johns
    111.) A Legacy of Light (The Dragon War #1) - Daniel Arenson
    112.) Hack / Slash (Omnibus Vol 4) - Tim Seeley
    113.) The Unloved - John Saul
    114.) Forever Evil: Arkham War - Peter J Tomasi & Scot Eaton
    115.) Forever Evil - Geoff Johns & David Finch
    116.) End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy #3) - Stephen King
    117.) Batman Incorporated: Demon Star (#1) - Grant Morrison & Chris Burnham
    118.) Batman Incorporated: Gotham's Most Wanted (#2) - Grant Morrison & Chris Burnham
    119.) Suicide Squad: Kicked in the Teeth (#1) - Adam Glass & Federico Dallocchio
    120.) Suicide Squad: Basilisk Rising (#2) - Adam Glass & Fernando Dagnino
    121.) Crown of Swords (The Wheel of Time #7) - Robert Jordan
    122.) Suicide Squad: Death is for Suckers (#3) - Adam Glass
    123.) Batman Eternal (#1) - Scott Snyder & James Tynion
    124.) Suicide Squad: Discipline and Punish (#4) - Ales Kot & Patrick Zircher
    125.) Suicide Squad: Walled In (#5) - Matt Kindt & Patrick Zircher
    126.) New Suicide Squad: Pure Insanity (#1) Sean Ryan & Jeremy Roberts
    127.) New Suicide Squad: Monsters (#2) - Sean Ryan
    128.) The Gates (#1) - Iain Rob Wright
    129.) Detective Comics: Faces of Death (#1) - Tony S. Daniel & Sandu Florea
    130.) Batman and Son - Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert & J.H. Williams
    131.) Batman: The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul - Grant Morrison & Paul Dini
    132.) Detective Comics: Scare Tactics (#2) - Tony S. Daniel
    133.) Detective Comics: Emperor Penguin (#3) - John Layman, Jason Fabock & Andy Clarke
    134.) Detective Comics: The Wrath (#4) - John Layman & Jason Fabok
    135.) Honeysuckle and Pain (The Familiar #3) - Mark Z. Danielewski
    136.) Batman Eternal (#2) - Scott Snyder & James Tynion
    137.) Arkham Manor - Gerry Duggan & Shawn Crystal
    138.) Justice League: Origin (#1) - Geoff Johns & Jim Lee
    139.) A Birthright of Blood (The Dragon War #2) - Daniel Arenson
    140.) Justice League: The Villain's Journey (#2) - Geoff Johns & Jim Lee
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  18. Garrett L.

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    I was hoping you'd find your way over here!
     
  19. Vivatoto

    Science is whatever we want it to be Prestigious

    I was wondering where the hell everybody went, haha
     
  20. Garrett L.

    already there Moderator

    Yeah, I was actually gonna go send a few messages to a few people (yourself included) this afternoon over there. Not sure if you saw my list, but I finished Words of Radiance. Jaw-dropping, that book. How is WoT treating you? You're entering the potentially rough phase (but also, some of my favorite moments are in the middle stretch, so I never felt that way about them).

    Also, you've already beat my goal for 2016 and it's not even been 90 days yet. Incredible.
     
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  21. Vivatoto

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    Yeah I just noticed your post in the book thread. I knew you'd love it, takes everything that is great about the first book and doubles it. I think learning about Eshonia is my favorite part, I love all the lore for the Pareshendi...Going forward in the series I feel like that stuff if going to get insane. Those last few battles at the end too...Jesus Christ...Oh and I loved finally having S and K together in the the caverns. And of course Adolin at the end...I'm so excited for book 3. Also that epilogue directly relates to something from Warbreaker that makes me really excited.

    I meant to tell you Fires of Heaven was seriously my favorite WoT yet. Everything about it was so satisfying. I feel like it built on everything that was great about the previous book with the Aiel and then brought it all to an incredibly tense head, with obviously still plenty more to go. I missed Perrin but honestly the book was so fast paced I didn't really have time to think about it. We'll see how this rough patch treats me, I have such a strong connection to the characters and world at this point it's tough to imagine me not enjoying it. He'd have to add a whole bunch of boring characters and kill everyone else off at this point, haha.

    Yeah I'm pretty happy with my reading this year. My only goal is to complete the Wheel of Time and I'm way ahead of that and already itching to start the next book so I'm feeling good. Adding more comics to my reading has been a fun addition.
     
  22. Garrett L.

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    Adolin actually became my favorite character over the course of the book. I like that he's just an "average" guy in the world, surrounded by "important" people, and trying to make a difference. That battle with Szeth in the crowds was incredible. I was at the gym, sitting on a machine just staring as I listened. S&K in the chasms was amazing. Shallan gets on my nerves incredibly, but her chapters are consistently filled with the best world-building/inspirations. I'd also just read an entire book of interludes for that reason.

    I'm actually listening to the Warbreaker audiobook right now. (I got a free three month trial of Audible, and all three have been Sanderson novels.) Excited to learn more of the connections I've been reading about.

    Yes! The stuff with Moiraine vs Lanfear completely shocked me the first time I read it. So great/devastating. He does add a lot of characters, to differing levels of boredom, but I actually love how the plot fractures the main groups of characters and splits them around for awhile. I can definitely see how at the time it could've felt like meandering (especially reading them as they were published), but in the scope of the whole series, there are very few things that happened that could've been avoided/skipped. I'm also just a sucker for every character in that book. I only have one let down for the series, but it's in book fourteen so you have a ways before I can mention it.

    My goal for this year was "finish all the unread books on my shelves." I'm doing a pretty decent job, honestly. I'm reading books 12 & 13 (of my goal of 50) and I'm right on track. I think if I get that goal finished, I'm going to re-read The Dark Tower series, and then maybe tackle Wheel of Time again. I'm itching to re-read book fourteen, but you can't just not read 1-13 first!
     
  23. tucah

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    Didn't make a list on AP but I'll try here:

    1. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
    2. Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
    3. The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
    4. Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
    6. Abbadon's Gate - James S.A. Corey
    7. Mistborn: The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson

    Didn't include novellas or comics, but that's what I can recall reading so far this year, which is just a bunch of sci-fi/fantasy stuff, hah. I'll add some more variety this year but I'm currently hooked on Mistborn, going through Well of Ascension now.
     
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  24. Vivatoto

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    Yeah that book really turned around Adolin for me. Not that I didn't like him before but I had some of the same fears as Kalladin. I'm having trouble remembering specifics, like if that was the book when he helped the "dark eyes" but I do recall his protection of his family being a big part of it. And man did I hate that guy, you know the one Sadeas. I remember I was reading the last like 200 pages at work and my shift ended and I just couldn't leave. That whole battle just left me glued to my seat. Warbreaker is my favorite of his standalone novels. Probably my favorite magic system of his. Make sure to post your thoughts. And keep an eye out for Hoyt...

    I sill can't believe the Moraine Lanfear thing happened. Part of me is still hoping it wasn't as it seemed. Honestly I'd still like to have both of the characters in the mix. Moraine has always been a favorite character. If anyone was ready for death it was her though, Rand needs to learn to rule without her. I still feel like she has so many plans left unfinished. I'm guessing that Moraine sent Lan after Nanaeve as her warder. At least that's what I'm hoping. That would be sweet of her...I think. Shit, how about all of Rand's friends dying to until he used he Balefire? that was crazy. If you recall this is also the book where they finally explain Balefire which made me very happy. The consequences are insane. Also glad Logain got to do somehing because that's the best fantasy name ever, haha.

    I didn't have issues with Martin's book 4 and 5 which added a lot of characters so I should be good. Just as long as the world building is still there. Haha, I'm going to remember that now and when I get to book 14 I'm going to be looking out for it.

    I'd really like to read the Dark Tower again, same with basically any Stephen King book since it's been years since I've been through them all, but I just can't stand reading books over when I know there's a milllion things I should be reading. I've got the second Mistborn trilogy, and unpublished Sanderson, the WOT (obviously), and the second Patrick Rothfuss book I still need to read. As far as long books I'm totally set, I just need to throw in some quick horror every now and then to keep things interestings.

    Haha, yeah if you were to just say screw it and read book 14 I guarantee you'd be wanting to go back and read the others so you'd find yourself reading them in some insane order. Probably just best to start with book one. It will be interesting to see if you feel any differently about the later books now that you're digging Sanderson.
     
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  26. Garrett L.

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    Yeah, that guy is the worst. That was beautiful, honestly. I was like "YES!" when that particular event went down. This is my first standalone novel of his. His ability to create magic systems is absolutely ridiculous. All three that I've interacted with are so meticulous and thought out. It's brilliant, really.

    Sitting here trying not to spoil anything like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Balefire is such an insane concept. I love that it gets explained and then becomes used in different ways. Logain consistently remained a favorite character of mine, even though it's hard to explain why.

    I read TDT when I was 15-16, so I feel like I would get so much more out of it at 26 than I ever did as a teenager. The movie also is prompting my desire, for sure. I've still got the first mistborn trilogy to finish (read book one a few years back), and the two Rothfuss novels. Those are up next, actually, after I finish Warbreaker. A buddy of mine says they're the best fantasy books he's read, so I'm excited.
     
  27. Vivatoto

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    That was probably the biggest surprise of the book for me because it's just so anti-Sanderson. Sanderson loves having villains that aren't all evil, or at least believe what they are doing to be for the greater good. Elantris and Warbreaker are crazy with that. A good parallel to Jordan would be the Whitecloaks. I'm going to admit that becomes tiring, because, don't get me wrong, it's brilliant, but coming from a fan of darker horror oriented work I do enjoy some good ol fashioned evil. Sadeas might teeter a bit more towards evil but he felt he was doing the right thing. So it's so surprising to have Adolin, the "princely" character brutally murder him before his plans come to fruition or he has any shot at redemption. Just thinking about the scene gives me goosebumps. Maybe my favorite Sanderson scene ever. So much raw emotion.

    It's really weird to have so many different magic systems that actually make sense each in their own specific ways. It's like learning physics all over again. Watching the pieces fall into place is so great. That's one thing that's been tough for me going from Sanderson to Jordan. Sanderson explains his magic right away and I still barely know anything about The True Source 5 books deep.

    Haha, I was really egging you on with that paragraph of questions, thanks for not biting. It's interesting that we saw Balefire in like book 3, then it was talked about in book 4, and now in book 5 we finally learn what it means and it was like...Wait...that was happening the whole time? When someone says not to use some sort of win-all magical power there better be a damn good reason, and that's the best one I could think of. I'm imagining all the horrible things that could possible happen. If this was a horror novel it would just end with some sort of fucked up balefire time paradox thing, haha. Logain is so interesting and I still know nothing about him. Min's prophecy has me very curious.

    It might also be fun reading some of the books that relate to the Dark Tower universe. I can personally say that books like The Black House and Insomnia completely changed the way I looked at some of the final events. I've always stood by my belief that a lot of those are necessary for the DT experience.

    Controversial opinion but I think I might like the second Mistborn better than Words of Radiance. They are at least very close. Epic does not even begin to describe it. The third was a perfect conclusion but something didn't quite match up for me compared to book 2.

    I'm not into Rothfuss as much as some. I did love it, I think I gave book one 5 or 4 stars on goodreads, but I don't think he's as entertaining as Sanderson. For one thing it's an epic 1000+ page fantasy novel told in first person, so no multiple povs. And the main character is a bard in a Harry Potter esque school so that's automatically less interesting for me. But that's focusing on the bad, he's a ridiculously talented writer and paints the world beautifully.
     
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