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Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by troyplaysbass, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    I find them quite easy to get into. There are four novels and then five collections of short stories. The short stories are particularly easy to get into. Some of the novels are better than others.

    Have you seen the BBC adaption? The best thing for me was seeing how they used the source material to write a present day adaption. The little nods that emerged in those episodes with Cumberbatch/Freeman as the main characters is fantastic. It made me appreciate the first two series even more (but also made me hate season four as it really ruined how good the adaption had been - wish they had continued adapting and using the source material in the clever ways that they had previously!)
     
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  2. Colby Searcy

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    Absolutely have and loved it! I'm a little higher on Series 4 than most people haha but we won't get into that!
     
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  3. Colby Searcy

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    Books:
    1) Lock & Key: The Gadwall Incident by Ridley Pearson
    2) The Murder House by James Patterson/David Ellis
    3) Bookshots: Kill or Be Killed by James Patterson
    4) The Bone Collection by Kathy Reichs
    5) Gray by Pete Wentz
    6) Nightmares! by Jason Segel/Kirsten Miller
    7) Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty
    8) Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace
    9) 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
    10) Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of The Baskervilles by G.S. Denning
    11) The Fact Of A Body: A Murder and A Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
    12) The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
    13) Murder Games by James Patterson
    14) Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
    15) One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
    16) The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker
    17) Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King/Richard Chizmar
    18) Lock & Mori: Mind Games by Heather W Petty
    19) Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds
    20) UNSUB by Meg Gardiner
    21) Final Girls by Riley Sager
    22) Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
    23) There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
    24) Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

    Audiobooks:
    1) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    2) Armada by Ernest Cline
    3) Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    4) Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
    5) Bones In Her Pocket by Kathy Reichs
    6) Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
    7) Bookshots:113 Minutes by James Patterson
    8) Bookshots: Hunted by James Patterson
    9) Veronica Mars #1: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas




    Comics/Graphic Novels:
    1) Invader Zim Vol 2
    2) Gotham Academy Vol 3
    3) DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition
    4) Southern Bastards Vol 1
    5) Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Katana
    6) Southern Bastards Vol 2
    7) Superman Rebirth Vol 1
    8) Green Arrow Rebirth Vol 1
    9) Southern Bastards Vol 3
    10) Road To Riverdale
    11) Batman Rebirth Vol 1
    12) Aquaman Rebirth Vol 1
    13) The Flash Rebirth Vol 1
    14) Bat-Mite Vol 1
    15) I Hate Fairyland Vol 2
    16-18) Riverdale #0-2
    19) Scooby Apocalypse Vol 1
    20-25) Nailbiter Vol 1-6
    26) All-Star Batman Vol 1


    Updated through October.

    Gonna try to make it an even 30 books by the end of the year.
     
  4. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    Updated for October. Pretty proud to get through Bleak House. Hoping to crack 100 books in 2017 during November - first time I've ever read that amount!
     
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  5. Philll

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    Really impressive, congrats!
     
  6. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    I can't believe it to be honest. I read 67 last year and was really pleased about that!
     
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  7. Garrett

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    Updated. Up to 59, though my boy's @angrycandy's poetry book isn't on GoodReads (you should read it, I linked it in the original post above; he also has a second book out this year I've yet to get but I've heard great things) so that list is only up to 58. Still holding out mild hope that I can get to 75, but I'll have to step up my actual book reading instead of just the listening to audiobooks on my commute/at the gym.
     
  8. Philll

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    I'm currently on 43 of my planned 52. Feeling confident I can get there with two months to go. I'll update my list later.
     
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  9. Philll

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    1. Nomad - Alan Partridge
    2. Our Endless, Numbered Days - Claire Fuller
    3. You Are The Music - Victoria Wiliamson
    4. Revolution - Russell Brand
    5. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson
    6. The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
    7. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
    8. An Utterly Impartial History of Britain - John O'Farrell
    9. The End of Mr. Y - Scarlett Thomas
    10. Slade House - David Mitchell
    11. Perelandra - C.S. Lewis
    12. The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
    13. The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
    14. Norweigan Wood - Haruki Murakami
    15. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
    16. Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro
    17. The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx & Freidrich Engels
    18. Trigger Warning - Neil Gaiman
    19. The Virtuoso Teacher - Paul Harris
    20. No Country For Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
    21. Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut
    22. Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
    23. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
    24. The Girl On The Train - Paula Hawkins
    25. The Blind Watchmaker - Richard Dawkins
    26. The Hunter - Julia Leigh
    27. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
    28. Disclosure - Michael Crichton
    29. The Subject Steve - Sam Lipsyte
    30. Farenhait 451 - Ray Bradbury
    31. Close Range - Annie Proulx
    32. Socialism: A Very Short Introduction - Paul Newman
    33. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    34. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari
    35. A Visit From The Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
    36. White Noise - Don DeLillo
    37. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
    38. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
    39. Hotel Alpha - Mark Watson
    40. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson
    41. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
    42. Improve Your Teaching - Paul Harris
    43. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
     
  10. Philll

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    Heading into December with just 5 books left to hit my target. Feeling good.
     
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  11. awakeohsleeper

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    Updated for November. I hit 100 books for 2017 during this month! Can't quite believe it.
     
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  12. Garrett

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    I have to read 8 books in December to hit 75. Time to break out the Dr. Seuss.
     
  13. Colby Searcy

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    My wife would say this doesn't count
     
  14. Garrett

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  15. Deanna

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    Finally updated this thing. Apparently the last time I did so had been in March, but I've hit 100 with a month left.
     
  16. Colby Searcy

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    Updated.

    Not gonna hit 30 but gonna get damn close
     
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  17. Philll

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    I'm just about to start my 52nd with a week and a half to go. Really proud of myself to have pushed through on this.
     
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  18. Pooch

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    1. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler 10/10
    2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 8.5/10
    3. The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan 5.5/10
    4. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay 9/10
    5. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie 6/10
    6. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 9/10
    7. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 8/10
    8. Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carrol 6.5/10
    9. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan 8.25/10
    10. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis 9.5/10
    11. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury 9.75/10
    12. Thirteen Years Later by Jasper Kent 8.25/10
    13. Anthem by Ayn Rand 9/10
    14. Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow 9/10
    15. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 6.5/10
    16. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 5.25/10
    17. Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey 9.25/10
    18. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey 9.25/10
    19. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle 9/10
    20. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer 8.75/10
    21. The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan 7/10
    22. Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg, Illustrated by Jeff Stokely 8.5/10
    23. Salem's Lot by Stephen King 9.25/10
    24. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, Illustrated by David Mazzucchelli 10/10
    25. Severe(d): A Creepy Poetry Collection by Holly Riordan 8/10
    26. Night by Elie Wiesel 9.5/10
    27. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 8.25/10
    28. Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory 2/10
    29. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle 7.5/10
    30. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis 8/10
     
  19. Garrett

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    Final update.
     
  20. Philll

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    My 2017 in reading. 52 books attempted, 52 books achieved.

    1. Nomad - Alan Partridge
    2. Our Endless, Numbered Days - Claire Fuller
    3. You Are The Music - Victoria Wiliamson
    4. Revolution - Russell Brand
    5. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson
    6. The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
    7. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
    8. An Utterly Impartial History of Britain - John O'Farrell
    9. The End of Mr. Y - Scarlett Thomas
    10. Slade House - David Mitchell
    11. Perelandra - C.S. Lewis
    12. The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
    13. The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
    14. Norweigan Wood - Haruki Murakami
    15. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
    16. Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro
    17. The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx & Freidrich Engels
    18. Trigger Warning - Neil Gaiman
    19. The Virtuoso Teacher - Paul Harris
    20. No Country For Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
    21. Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut
    22. Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
    23. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
    24. The Girl On The Train - Paula Hawkins
    25. The Blind Watchmaker - Richard Dawkins
    26. The Hunter - Julia Leigh
    27. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
    28. Disclosure - Michael Crichton
    29. The Subject Steve - Sam Lipsyte
    30. Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
    31. Close Range - Annie Proulx
    32. Socialism: A Very Short Introduction - Paul Newman
    33. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    34. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humanity - Yuval Noah Harari
    35. A Visit From The Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
    36. White Noise - Don DeLillo
    37. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
    38. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
    39. Hotel Alpha - Mark Watson
    40. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson
    41. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
    42. Improve Your Teaching - Paul Harris
    43. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
    44. Hotel World - Ali Smith
    45. Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction - Edward Craig
    46. Every Song Ever - Ben Ratliff
    47. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
    48. Boating for Beginners - Jeanette Winterson
    49. Dave Gorman vs. the Rest of the World - Dave Gorman
    50. Deadeye Dick - Kurt Vonnegut
    51. The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood
    52. Swing Time - Zadie Smith

    Male/Female writers - 35/17
    Unique writers - 48
    Fiction/Non-fiction - 38/14

    Really pleased to have managed this, this is without doubt the most I've ever read in a year, and considering I didn't intentionally set out on this challenge til March/April time I think I've done well. For the record, all physical books, no audiobooks here.

    I think I'm deciding against setting a target for 2018, although i want to continue reading plenty. I had to push myself to reach the target this year, and I feel I probably rushed some things that I would have liked to take a little more time on. I also plan on catching up on some books that I shyed away from this year in fear that it would slow my pace too much (got Crime and Punishment, Malcolm X's autobiography on my shelf et al.). Will definitely keep track of my progress again though, and will be subbing the 2018 thread.

    Well done to everyone who hit their targets, or even just read more than usual, or just enjoyed reading in 2017. I've certainly fallen more in love with books this year, I hope y'all have too!
     
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  21. Garrett

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    What’s everyone’s favorite book they read in 2017?

    Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

    I re-read my favorite book of all time (Lord of the Rings) and another personal top 10 book (1984) this year, but not counting them.
     
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  22. Garrett

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  23. Philll

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    Not sure if i can narrow it down to one, but especially loved Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Sapiens, Norweigan Wood, Fingersmith.
     
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  24. awakeohsleeper

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    My favourite this year was The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John le Carré. Sublime. Gave it straight to my brother and he loved it too.

    I read Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and really enjoyed that too.
     
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  25. Deanna

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    Just updated. Finished The Autograph Man today and had a bunch of comics to add since I was on a decent reading streak lately. Already have my first two review books for January lined up and ready to start.
     
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