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Book Lists 2021 Book

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by troyplaysbass, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. troyplaysbass Jan 1, 2021
    (Last edited: Jan 16, 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
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  2. yay new thread! happy new year all. vaguely just hoping to match last year’s total (40)
  3. 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.
  4. Garrett Jan 1, 2021
    (Last edited: Jan 14, 2021)

    just looking for a little hope Moderator


    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


    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
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  5. 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.
  6. Joel Gustafson

    A glass can only spill what it contains Supporter

    My big goal for the year: read The Lord of the Rings and The Dark Tower
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  7. Vivatoto Jan 1, 2021
    (Last edited: Jan 23, 2021 at 5:21 PM)

    Science is whatever we want it to be Prestigious


    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


    1.) Death of the New Gods - Jim Starlin, Matt Banning & Art Thibert
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  8. tvck


    Currently finishing Darker Shade of Magic audiobook, and about 25% through Way of Kings. Going heavy into fantasy this year.
  9. 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
  10. Kyle Max

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    Finally started East of Eden. I always hear this book is incredible.
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  11. OwainGlyndwr

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  12. jordalsh Jan 11, 2021
    (Last edited: Jan 17, 2021 at 9:23 AM)
    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
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  13. 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 (currently reading)
    2. Different Seasons - Stephen King (currently listening)
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  14. GBlades


    1. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
    Fire of Vengeance by Evan Winter (currently)

    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

    Planning on reading a lot more Graphic Novels/Comics. Really fell off the bandwagon recently.
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  15. Philll

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    Holy shit there's a bojack book?
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  18. 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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  19. 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!