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  2. troyplaysbass Jan 1, 2021
    (Last edited: Jun 27, 2021)
    Not setting a number goal this year, but I have a couple bigger books I want to get to (Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and The Recognitions), and I generally want to read more non-fiction than I have in the past.

    1. A Promised Land - Barack Obama
    2. Leave the World Behind - Rumaan Alam
    3. The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
    4. Tranny - Laura Jane Grace
    5. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
    6. Mountains Beyond Mountains - Tracy Kidder
    7. Lost In the Funhouse - John Barth
    8. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
    9. The Yankee Years - Joe Torre and Tom Verducci
    10. Imaginary Friend - Stephen Chbosky
    11. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents - Isabel Wilkerson
    12. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
    13. Lisey's Story - Stephen King
    14. Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
     
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  3. yay new thread! happy new year all. vaguely just hoping to match last year’s total (40)
     
  4. Philll

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    Not sure I want to commit to a target again, but I might aim for around 20 like I did last year, seems like a reasonable number for me.

    I'm currently about 80 pages into Ducks, Newburyport and at the rate I'm going I'll be on it for a few months yet, so I probably don't want to get too ambitious.
     
  5. Garrett Jan 1, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 1, 2021)
    Garrett

    I'd like to be my old self again Moderator

    GoodReads

    2016 Goal: 50 | Actual: 50
    2017 Goal: 75 | Actual: 80
    2018 Goal: 50 | Actual: 100
    2019 Goal: 50 | Actual: 150
    2020 Goal: 75 | Actual: 141
    2021 Goal: 75 | Actual: TBD

    January:

    1. Latasha Morrison - Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation
    2. Bob Goff - Dream Big: Know What You Want, Why You Want It, and What You're Going to Do About It
    3. Joe Harris - The X-Files: Stolen Lives
    4. William R. Forstchen - The Final Day (After #3)
    5. Jeff Vandermeer - Dead Astronauts (Borne #2)
    6. Joshua Gayou - Commune: Book 3
    7. Joshua Gayou - Commune: Book 4
    8. Michael J. Sullivan - The Death of Dulgath (Riyria Chronicles #3)
    9. Michael J. Sullivan - The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter (Riyria Chronicles #4)
    10. Paul David Tripp - Redeeming Money
    11. Russell Moore - The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation
    12. Angie Thomas - Concrete Rose (Garden Heights #0)

    February:

    13. Leigh Bardugo - Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1)
    14. Leigh Bardugo - Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #2)
    15. Leigh Bardugo - Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #3)
    16. Leigh Bardugo - The Language of Thorns (Fairy Tales from the Grishaverse)
    17. Leigh Bardugo - King of Scars (King of Scars Duology #1)
    18. C.S. Lewis - A Grief Observed
    19. N.K. Jemisin - The City We Became
    20. Nic Stone - Dear Martin (Dear Martin #1)
    21. Nic Stone - Dear Justyce (Dear Martin #2)
    22. Jonathan Maberry - Countdown (Joe Ledger #0.5)

    March:

    23. Jonathan Maberry - Patient Zero (Joe Ledger #1)
    24. Jonathan Maberry - Zero Tolerance (Joe Ledger #1.1)
    25. Jonathan Maberry - Material Witness (Joe Ledger #1.2)
    26. Jonathan Maberry - Deep, Dark (Joe Ledger #1.3)
    27. Neal Stephenson - Reamde
    28. Jonathan Maberry - Dragon Factory (Joe Ledger #2)
    29. Jonathan Maberry - Dog Days (Joe Ledger #2.5)
    30. Jonathan Maberry - The King of Plagues (Joe Ledger #3)
    31. Stephen King - Duma Key
    32. Jeremy Robert Johnson - The Loop
    33. C.S. Lewis - The Search For god
    34. Joe Manganiello - Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You've Always Wanted
    35. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - In the FIrst Circle
    36. William Ledbetter - Level Five (Killday #1)

    April:

    37. William Ledbetter - Level Six (Killday #2)
    38. Melissa Erin Jackson - Shuttered Secrets (Riley Thomas #2)
    39. Jeremy Robinson - Alter
    40. Leigh Bardugo - Rule of Wolves (King of Scars #2)
    41. Frida Clements - Have A Little Pun
    42. Francine Rivers - Redeeming Love
    43. C.S. Lewis - The Weight of Glory
    44. C.S. Lewis - Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy #1)
    45. C.S. Lewis - That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy #3)

    May:
    46. Maria Semple - Where'd You Go, Bernadette
    47. Kim Stanley Robinson - New York 2140
    48. Donna Tartt - The Secret History
    49. Mark Lawrence - One Word Kill (Impossible Times #1)
    50. Mark Lawrence - Limited Wish (Impossible Times #2)
    51. Mark Lawrence - Dispel Illusion (Impossible Times #3)
    52. Erika L. Sanchez - I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
    53. Andy Weir - Project Hail Mary
    54. Emily Henry - People We Meet On Vacation
    55. Ruta Sepetys - Salt to the Sea
    56. Ling Ma - Severance
    57. Jenn Lyons - The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1)

    June:

    58. Jenn Lyons - The Name of All Things (A Chorus of Dragons #2)
    59. Jenn Lyons - The Memory of Souls (A Chorus of Dragons #3)
    60. Jenn Lyons - The House of Always (A Chorus of Dragons #4)
    61. Chuck Palahniuk - Consider This
    62. Lucy Sykes - The Knockoff
    63. William r. Forstchen - 48 Hours
    64. Jennifer E. Smith - Field Notes on Love
    65. Peter Clines - Paradox Bound

    Not sure where else to put these, and they're kinda like audiobooks...

    Podcast Audio Dramas

    January:

    01. Limetown (Season One)
    02. Limetown (Season Two)
    03. Homecoming (Season One)
    04. Cryptids (Season One)
    05. Homecoming (Season Two)
    06. White Vault (Season One)
    07. White Vault (Season Two)

    February:

    08. White Vault (Season Three)
    09. White Vault (Season Four)

    March:

    10. Rabbits (Season One)

    May:

    11. Passenger List (Season One)
    12. Shipworm

    June:

    13. Passenger List (Season Two)
     
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  6. Deanna

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    I’m dropping my goal from 60 down to 50. I have a couple of Stephen King reads coming up that are over 1000 pages so I don’t want to push it too much.
     
  7. Joel Gustafson Jan 1, 2021
    (Last edited: May 31, 2021)
    Joel Gustafson

    A glass can only spill what it contains

    My big goal for the year: read The Lord of the Rings and The Dark Tower

    January
    The Children of Red Peak - Craig DiLouie
    The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - Stephen King
    The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
    Where Goodness Still Grows: Reclaiming Virtue in an Age of Hypocrisy - Amy Peterson

    February
    The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
    The Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkien
    How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice - Jemar Tisby
    The Loop - Jeremy Robert Johnson
    Lakewood - Megan Giddings
    The Auctioneer - Joan Samson
    The Night Will Find Us - Matthew Lyons

    March
    Game Changer - Neal Shusterman
    The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands - Stephen King
    The Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien
    Ring Shout - P. Djeli Clark
    The Project - Courtney Summers
    Elevation - Stephen King
    Gods of Jade and Shadow - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
    The Hollow Ones - Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
    Becoming Brave - Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now - Brenda Salter McNeil
    The Burning Girls - C.J. Tudor

    April
    Good Neighbors - Sarah Langan
    The Hollow Places - T. Kingfisher
    The Lost Village - Camilla Sten
    Whisper Down the Lane - Clay McLeod Chapman

    May
    Broken Horses - Brandi Carlile
    The Saturday Night Ghost Club - Craig Davidson
    Home Before Dark - Riley Sager
    Goblin: A Novel in Six Novellas - Josh Malerman
     
  8. Vivatoto Jan 1, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 26, 2021 at 2:33 PM)
    Vivatoto

    Looking back I'm just as bad as you Prestigious

    Novels

    1.) You Are Invited - Sarah A. Denzil
    2.) The Wishsong of Shannara (Shannara #3) - Terry Brooks
    3.) There's Someone Inside Your House - Stephanie Perkins
    4.) Indomitable (Shannara #3.5) - Terry Brooks
    5.) The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) - R. F. Kuang
    6.) Gone To See the River Man - Kristopher Triana
    7.) The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) - R. F. Kuang
    8.) Wounds: Six Stories From the Border of Hell - Nathan Ballingrud
    9.) Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
    10.) The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) - R. F. Kuang
    11.) Dead Lies (Dead South #2) - Zach Bohannon
    12.) Loop (Ring #3) - Kōji Suzuki, translated by Glynne Walley
    13.) Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever #1) - Stephen R. Donaldson
    14.) The Real Story: The Gap Into Conflict (The Gap Cycle #1) - Stephen R. Donaldson
    15.) Legend (Drenai Saga #1) - David Gemmell
    16.) The Children of Red Peak - Craig DiLouie
    17.) Forbidden Knowledge: The Gap Into Vision (The Gap Cycle #2) - Stephen R. Donaldson
    18.) The King Beyond the Gate (Drenai Saga #2) - David Gemmell
    19.) The Teratologist - Edward Lee & Wrath James White
    20.) A Dark and Hungry God Arises: The Gap Into Power (The Gap Cycle #3) - Stephen R. Donaldson
    21.) Waylander (Drenai Saga #3) - David Gemmell
    22.) Leave the World Behind - Rumaan Alam
    23.) Chaos and Order: The Gap Into Madness (The Gap Cycle #4) - Stephen R. Donaldson
    24.) Knights of Dark Renown (Drenai Saga #0.1) - David Gemmell
    25.) Gwendy's Magic Feather (The Button Box #2) - Richard Chizmar
    26.) Quest for Lost Heroes (Drenai Saga #4) - David Gemmell
    27.) Black Chalk - Christopher J. Yates
    28.) This Day All Gods Die: The Gap Into Ruin (The Gap Cycle #5) - Stephen R. Donaldson
    29.) In the Realm of the Wolf (Drenai Saga #5) - David Gemmell
    30.) The Least of My Scars - Stephen Graham Jones
    31.) Starship Troopers - Robert A. Heinlein
    32.) The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend (Drenai Saga #6) - David Gemmell
    33.) Later - Stephen King
    34.) The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency #2) - John Scalzi
    35.) The Legend of Deathwalker (Drenai Saga #7) - David Gemmell
    36.) The Last Final Girl - Stephen Graham Jones
    37.) Morningstar (Drenai Saga #0.2) - David Gemmell
    38.) Anathem - Neal Stephenson
    39.) The Fiends of Nightmaria (A Malazan Tale of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #6) - Steven Erikson
    40.) Winter Warriors (Drenai Saga #8) - David Gemmell
    41.) Night of the Mannequins - Stephen Graham Jones
    42.) A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan #2) - Arkady Martine
    43.) Three Miles Past - Stephen Graham Jones
    44.) Hero in the Shadows (Drenai Saga #9) - David Gemmell
    45.) The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
    46.) White Wolf (Drenai Saga: The Damned #10) - David Gemmell
    47.) The Swords of Night and Day (Drenai Saga: The Damned #11) - David Gemmell
    48.) The Rib From Which I Remake the World - Ed Kurtz
    49.) The Heresy Within (First Earth Saga: The Ties that Bind #1) - Rob J. Hayes
    50.) The Queen of Bedlam (Matthew Corbett #2) - Robert McCammon
    51.) The Illearth War (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever #2) - Stephen R. Donaldson
    52.) Only the Devil is Here - Stephen Michell
    53.) Dead Hope (Dead South #3) - Zach Bohannon
    54.) You Love Me (You #3) - Caroline Kepnes
    55.) The Power that Preserves (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever #3) - Stephen R. Donaldson
    56.) Circe - Madeline Miller
    57.) Sword in the Storm (The Rigante #1) - David Gemmell
    58.) The Werewolf Principle - Clifford D. Simak
    59.) The Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
    60.) Midnight Falcon (The Rigante #2) - David Gemmell
    61.) The House that Fell from the Sky - Patrick Delaney
    62.) Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) Pierce Brown
    63.) Dark Moon - David Gemmell
    64.) Graveyard - Ed Warren, Lorraine Warren, & Robert David Chase
    65.) Echoes of the Great Song - David Gemmell
    66.) Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
    67.) Vigilance - Robert Jackson Bennett
    68.) Lion of Macedon (Greek #1) - David Gemmell
    69.) Hellbent (Bad Games #3) - Jeff Menapace
    70.) Ravenheart (The Rigante #3) - David Gemmell
    71.) The House of Always (Chorus of Dragons #4) - Jenn Lyons
    72.) Mystic River - Dennis Lehane
    73.) Shōgun (Asian Saga #1) - James Clavell
    74.) Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
    75.) The Wounded Land (The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever #4) - Stephen R Donaldson
    76.) From the Corner of His Eye - Dean Koontz
    77.) Stormrider (The Rigante #4) - David Gemmell
    78.) A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro #1) - Dennis Lehane
    79.) The One Tree (The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever #5) - Stephen R Donaldson
    80.) The Descent (#1) - Jeff Long
    81.) White Gold Wielder (The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever #6) - Stephen R Donaldson
    82.) Phantom - Thomas Tessier
    83.) Dark Prince (Greek #2) - David Gemmell
    84.) Deeper (The Descent #2) - Jeff Long
    85.) Ironhand's Daughter (The Hawk Queen #1) - David Gemmell
    86.) We Need To Do Something - Max Booth III
    87.) Gunsights - Elmore Leonard
    88.) The Runes of the Earth (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant #7) - Stephen R Donaldson
    89.) Goblin - Josh Malerman
    90.) Homeland (Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf #1) - R. A. Salvatore
    91.) The Policy - Bentley Little
    92.) Exile (Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf #2) - R. A. Salvatore
    93.) One Last Gasp - Andrew C. Piazza
    94.) Sojourn (Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf #3) - R. A. Salvatore
    95.) Fatal Revenant (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant #8) - Stephen R Donaldson
    96.) Tai-Pan (Asian Saga #2) - James Clavell
    97.) The Hawk Eternal (The Hawk Queen #2) - David Gemmell
    98.) Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay

    Comics

    1.) Death of the New Gods - Jim Starlin, Matt Banning & Art Thibert
    2.) Last Shots (The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger #11) - Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David & Richard Isanove
    3.) The Prisoner (The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three #12) - Stephen King, Robin Furth, Piotr Kowalski & Nick Filardi
    4.) Countdown to Final Crisis - Paul Dini, Keith Giffen...
    5.) Batman: Gotham Underground - Frank Tieri, Jim Calafiore & Jack Purcell
    6.) Blackgas (#1) - Warren Ellis, Max Fiumara & Andrew Dalhouse
    7.) The New Avengers: Breakout (#1) - Brian Michael Bendis & David Finch
    8.) Avengers: Disassembled - Brian Michael Bendis & David Finch
    9.) The New Avengers: The Sentry (#2) - Brian Michael Bendis & Steve McNiven
    10.) The New Avengers: Secrets and Lies (#3) - Brian Michael Bendis, Frank Cho & David Finch
    11.) House of Cards (The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three #13) - Stephen King, Robin Furth, Piotr Kowalski & Nick Filardi
    12.) The New Avengers: The Collective (#4) - Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato & Steve McNiven
    13.) The New Avengers: Civil War (#5) - Brian Michael Bendis, Howard Chaykin, Pasqual Ferry, Olivier Coipel, Leinil Francis Yu, & Jim Cheung
    14.) The Lady of Shadows (The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three #14) - Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, Jonathan Marks & Lee Loughridge
    15.) Secret Invasion - Brian Michael Bendis & Leinil Francis Yu
    16.) Bitter Medicine (The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three #15) - Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, Jonathan Marks & Lee Loughridge
    17.) The Quantum Age (The World of Black Hammer) - Jeff Lemire, Wilfredo Torres & Dave Stewart
    18.) Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy (The World of Black Hammer) - Jeff Lemire & Tonci Zonjic
    19.) Swamp Thing: The Curse (#3) - Alan Moore, Stephen R. Bissette & John Totleben
    20.) Batman: Earth One (#3) - Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Jon Sibal & Brad Anderson
    21.) Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood - Greck Rucka, Steve Leiber & Matthew Clark
    22.) Sex Criminals (complete series) - Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky
    23.) Dreaming Eagles - Garth Ennis, Simon Coleby, John Kalisz & Robert Steen
    24.) Batman: Unseen - Doug Moench & Kelley Jones
    25.) The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (#1) - Justin Jordan, Tradd Moore & Felipe Sobreiro
     
  9. tvck

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    Currently finishing Darker Shade of Magic audiobook, and about 25% through Way of Kings. Going heavy into fantasy this year.
     
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  10. Rowan5215

    An inconsequential shift as the continents drift.

    just bought The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel with my Christmas vouchers. heard her first book was amazing so I'm pretty intrigued

    also want to punish myself and re-read The Stand, maybe The Dark Tower
     
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  11. Kyle Max

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    Finally started East of Eden. I always hear this book is incredible.
     
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  12. OwainGlyndwr Jan 4, 2021
    (Last edited: Jun 10, 2021)
    OwainGlyndwr

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    January
    Novels
    1. Among the Fallen - N. S. Dolkart, 2017
    2. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams - Matthew Walker
    3. I Want My Hat Back - Jon Klassen, 2011

    Comics/Manga/Other
    1. Grimm Fairy Tales, Vol. 6 - Ralph Tedesco, 2009
    2. Batman, Vol. 3: I Am Bane - Tom King, 2017
    3. Batman, Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles - Tom King, 2017
    4. The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 5 - Kore Yamazaki, 2016
    5. The Fade Out, Act 1 - Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, 2015
    6. The Fade Out, Act 2 - Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, 2015
    7. The Fade Out, Act 3 - Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, 2016

    February
    Novels
    4. Beginner's Welsh - Heini Gruffudd, 2017
    5. The Last Druid - Terry Brooks, 2020

    Comics/Manga/Other
    8. Batman, Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement - Tom King, 2018
    9. Batman, Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar - Tom King, 2018
    10. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Secrets and Rumors - Tom Taylor, 2019
    11. Spider-Woman, Vol. 1: Bad Blood - Karla Pacheco, 2020

    March
    Novels
    6. The Emperor's Soul* - Brandon Sanderson, 2012
    7. 5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength - Jim Wendler, 2012
    8. Endymion - Dan Simmons, 1996
    9. Artemis Fowl* - Eoin Colfer, 2003
    10. The Bands of Mourning - Brandon Sanderson, 2016

    Comics/Manga/Other

    12. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Hostile Takeovers - Tom Taylor, 2020
    13. Kill or Be Killed, Vol. 1 - Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, 2017
    14. Gideon Falls, Vol. 4: The Pentoculus - Jeff Lemire, 2020
    15. Batman, Vol. 7: The Wedding - Tom King, 2018

    April
    Novels
    11. The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan, 2010
    12. Arcanum Unbounded - Brandon Sanderson, 2016
    13. The Son of Neptune - Rick Riordan, 2011
    14. Greenwitch - Susan Cooper, 1974
    15. The Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan, 2012
    16. Maniac Magee* - Jerry Spinelli, 2002
    17. The Original - Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal - 2020

    Comics/Manga/Other

    16. Gideon Falls, Vol. 5: Wicked Worlds - Jeff Lemire, 2020
    17. Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Full Otto - Christos Gage, 2019
    18. Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Otto-Matic - Christos Gage, 2019

    May
    Novels
    18. The House of Hades - Rick Riordan, 2013
    19. The Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan, 2014
    20. The Master Mind of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1928

    Comics/Manga/Other

    19. Batman: The Dark Knight, Vol. 4: Clay - Gregg Andrew Hurwitz, 2014
    20. White Sand, Vol. 1 - Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hoskin, 2016
    21. White Sand, Vol. 2 - Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hoskin, 2018
    22. White Sand, Vol. 3 - Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hoskin, 2019
    23. Gideon Falls, Vol. 6: The End - Jeff Lemire, 2021

    June
    Novels
    21. At the Earth's Core - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1922
    22. The Demigod Files - Rick Riordan, 2009
    23. The Way of Kings* - Brandon Sanderson, 2010

    Comics/Manga/Other

    24. Dark One - Brandon Sanderson, Jackson Lanzing, 2021
    25. The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol. 9 - Yoshiki Tanaka, 2018
     
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  13. jordalsh Jan 11, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 14, 2021)
    last year I did 40, I think this year I'm just going to try my best to maintain! felt like I was going at a comfortable pace last year.

    1. Hermione Hoby — Neon in Daylight
    2. Is it Just Me or Are We Nailing This? Essays on BoJack Horseman
    3. Steven Hyden — This Isn't Happening: Radiohead's Kid A and the Beginning of the 21st Century
    4. James Baldwin — Go Tell it on the Mountain
    5. Joan Didion — Let Me Tell You What I Mean
    6. George Saunders — A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
    7. Lawrence Ferlinghetti — A Coney Island of the Mind
    8. F. Scott Fitzgerald — The Great Gatsby
    9. Toni Morrison — Jazz
    10. Viet Thanh Nguyen — The Committed
    11. Kazuo Ishiguro — A Pale View of Hills
    12. Toni Cade Bambara — Gorilla, My Love
    13. Hanif Abdurraqib — A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance
    14. Tom Stoppard — Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
    15. Toni Morrison — Tar Baby
    16. Kazuo Ishiguro — Never Let Me Go
    17. Ottessa Moshfegh — My Year of Rest and Relaxation
    18. Ideal Company: An Essay Series ed. Miranda Reinert
    19. Paul Murray — An Evening of Long Goodbyes
    20. Fran Lebowitz — Metropolitan Life
    21. Michelle Zauner — Crying in H Mart
    22. Tracy Letts — August: Osage County
    23. Adam Levin — Bubblegum
    24. Matt Scottoline — Fake Ideas Volume 1
    25. Ling Ma — Severance
     
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  14. Dave Diddy Jan 13, 2021
    (Last edited: Jan 26, 2021)
    Dave Diddy

    Something in your chemistry has changed Supporter

    Yeah I did 40 last year and I'm going to stick with that.

    Favorite reads from 2020:
    There There - Tommy Orange
    Sharks in the Time of Saviors - Kawai Strong Washburn
    The Good Lord Bird - James McBride
    Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA - Amaryllis Fox

    2021 List
    1. Rhythm of War - Brandon Sanderson
    2. Different Seasons - Stephen King (currently listening)
    3. Beartown - Fredrik Backman (currently reading)
     
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  15. GBlades Jan 13, 2021
    (Last edited: Mar 2, 2021)
    GBlades

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    Novels
    1. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
    2. Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter
    3. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
    4. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
    5. Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule

    Graphic Novels

    1. Gideon Falls: Volume 1 by Jeff Lemire
    2. Gideon Falls: Volume 2 by Jeff Lemire
    3. Gideon Falls: Volume 3 by Jeff Lemire
    4. Gideon Falls: Volume 4 by Jeff Lemire
    5. Gideon Falls: Volume 5 by Jeff Lemire
    6 to 17. The Drifting Classroom: Volumes 1 to 11 by Kazuo Umezu
    18. Fire Power: Volume 2 by Robert Kirkman
     
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  16. Philll

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    Holy shit there's a bojack book?
     
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  19. let me know what you think! I had some thoughts about some of the later essays but I thought it was really well done and the art is really cool
     
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  20. Philll

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    I actually still have a couple of seasons to catch up on with the show, so I'd better get round to them before it arrives!
     
  21. Garrett

    I'd like to be my old self again Moderator

    Updated. After I finish White Vault season three and get current with season four, I’m diving into Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse to get ready for the Netflix show.

    You can kinda see the theme of the month was “finish things you’ve already started.” Nothing truly outstanding, but overall quite enjoyable.

    Also started Mark Lawrence’s assassin fantasy nuns trilogy last night. Hoping to get through that at a decent clip. I’m such a bad actual book reader now; I quit moving and pass out. (Case: I fell asleep at 8pm reading last night.)
     
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  22. Colby Searcy

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    How was that Bob Goff book. That man's stories are absolutely incredible
     
  23. Garrett

    I'd like to be my old self again Moderator

    It was very Bob Goff. Right in the same vein as Love Does or Everybody Always. I find him inspiring and infuriating, because I don't know how he does it and I'm convinced he's hiding something, but he's also so incredibly genuine that maybe I'm just over-thinking it? Like, I don't know how he does what he does without a huge secret stash of money.
     
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  24. Colby Searcy

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    I can definitely understand that feeling, it definitely nags at me a bit too haha. He is a lawyer though and travels around for speaking engagements and whatnot so it's not too shocking to me.
     
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  25. tvck

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    I had the opportunity to see Bob Goff speak live a couple of years ago and it was great. Absolutely fantastic story teller