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The 2017 Reading List

Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by jasn, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor

    Looking for the most recent Reading thread I found it was titled from 2015 but still getting posts in Dec 2016. So I thought it OK to start a new one.

    This book is powerful, enlightening, and made all-the-more interesting by the heavy use of metaphors. It was also a fast and easy read.

    Image is a live link, BTW.

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  2. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    I've started reading "The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates" by Howard Bloom. I'm finding it a bit wordy, but interesting none the less...

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  3. Rick C

    Rick C Member

  4. Mike

    Mike Bon Vivant

    Atomic Ranch magazine? :)
     
  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    READING NOW
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    ON DECK
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    MOST RECENTLY READ
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  6. Mike Kelly

    Mike Kelly Active Member

    Books Read in 2017:

    01. No Man's Land by David Baldacci
    02. In the Clearing by Robert Dugoni
    03. The Gift by Peter Hamill
    04. The Iron Water by Chris Nickson
    05. The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni
    06. In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen
    07. Conclave by Robert Harris
    08. The Last Illusion by Rhys Bowen
    09. The Case of the Not-So-Fair Trader by Jim Stevens
    10. The Last Paradise by Antonio Garrido
    11. The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
    12. Murder One by Robert Dugoni
    13. The Fix by David Baldacci
    14. Rats by Joe Klingler
    15. The Sixth Window by Rachel Abbott
    16. The Lost Order by Steve Berry
    17. Breakthrough by Michael C. Grumley
    18. The Beatles by Bob Spitz
    19. Modern Crimes by Chris Nickson
    20. Infinity Born by Douglas E. Richards
    21. On Copper Street by Chris Nickson
    22. Leap by Michael C. Grumley

    Upcoming:

    Column of Fire by Ken Follett
     
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  7. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor

    Last read:

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  8. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor

    Ongoing:

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  9. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    Reading: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

    Read:

    9. Anno Dracula 1899 by Kim Newman
    8. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
    7. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
    6. Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
    5. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
    4. Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice
    3. Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
    2. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
    1. Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
     
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  10. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    Read an interesting one...

    Anno Dracula 1899 by Kim Newman. It is a collection of short stories, horror related: Frankenstein, invisble man, Dracula, ... an alien who is a B actor, Citizen Kane, ...

    As an aside, there was a reference to "Grindhouse", so I looked it up. I had heard it from the Tarantino film, but didn't know its significance/meaning.
     
  11. Dennis Pagoulatos

    Dennis Pagoulatos Active Member

  12. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor

    I couldn't put this down. Would make a great movie.
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  13. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member

    Conscience of a Conservative - Jeff Flake

    The Unwomanly Face of War - An oral history of women in WW2 - Svetlana Alexievich translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
    This book is a collection of first hand stories of Russian women in the front line in WW2, where they were gunners, tank drivers, snipers, sappers, medics etc.

    Both are now on my reading list based on book reviews in today's paper.
     
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  14. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    And now for something completely different...

    Some of this story seems impossible. The rest seems improbable. But some of it may be true. Nothing is more dangerous than a brilliant mind.

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