View Poll Results: How many books have you completed in the year 2017?

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    13 6.67%
  • 1-10

    83 42.56%
  • 11-20

    36 18.46%
  • 21-30

    23 11.79%
  • 31-40

    12 6.15%
  • 41-51

    6 3.08%
  • 52-60 -- Misc 52 books in 52 weeks club (2017)

    5 2.56%
  • 61-70

    3 1.54%
  • 71-80

    1 0.51%
  • 80+

    13 6.67%
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    30. Analytics: How to Win on Intelligence - [4]
    31. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products - [5]

    Had the unique opportunity to fly out to NYC for an interview, so plenty of time to hammer out more reading. LOVED Hooked and highly recommend it to anyone that works in an industry with a product/service that relies on customer loyalty/repeat purchases. Lot of cool stuff in terms of the psychology of consumers and how we develop habits with products.

    COMPLETED:

    Rating [X] out of 5 points:
    5 -- Super awesome, will reference and recommend
    4 -- Productive, filled need
    3 -- Unremarkable, can't recall material specifically rememberable from source
    2 of below -- N/A, I stop reading if I don't like it or it isn't relevant to my learning journey at the time

    1. Doing Data Science [5] - (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920028529.do)
    2. Think Stats [4] - (http://greenteapress.com/thinkstats/)
    3. Lean Startup [5] - (https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Startup-.../dp/0307887898)
    4. Designing for Growth [5] - (https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Gro.../dp/1531888844)
    5. The Design of Business [3.5] - (https://www.amazon.com/Design-Busine.../dp/1422177807)
    6. Data Science for Business [5] - (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920028918.do)
    7. Python for Data Analysis [4] - (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920050896.do)
    8. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information [4] - (https://www.amazon.com/Visual-Displa.../dp/1930824130)
    9. Designing with Data [4.5] (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920026228.do)
    10. Introduction to Machine Learning with Python [4.5] (https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-.../dp/1449369413)
    11. Introduction to Programming Using Python [4, class] - (https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-.../dp/0132747189)
    12. Think Bayes [3] - (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920030720.do)
    13. Statistics and Machine Learning in Python [3] -
    (ftp://ftp.cea.fr/pub/unati/people/ed...ythonDraft.pdf)
    14. The Ultimate Question 2.0 [4] - (https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Ques.../dp/1422173356)
    15. Statistical Inference [4] - (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1603.04929.pdf)
    16. An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R [5] - (http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~gareth/ISL/I...20Printing.pdf)
    17. Python Data Science Handbook [4] - (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920034919.do)
    18. Confident Data Skills [5] - (https://www.amazon.com/Confident-Dat.../dp/0749481544)
    19. Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Predictive Data Analytics [5] - (https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-.../dp/0262029448)
    20. R for Data Science [5] - (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920034407.do)
    21. Innovation by Design: How Any Organization Can Leverage Design Thinking to Produce Change, Drive New Ideas, and Deliver Meaningful Solutions [4] - https://www.amazon.com/Innovation-De.../dp/1632651165)
    22. Practical Statistics for Data Scientists: 50 Essential Concepts [5] - https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Sta.../dp/1491952962)
    23. Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques and Applications in R [5] - (https://www.amazon.com/Data-Mining-B...dp/1118879368/)
    24. Efficient R Programming [4.5] - (https://www.amazon.com/Efficient-Pro.../dp/1491950781)
    25. Ethnographic Thinking [4.5] - (https://www.amazon.com/Ethnographic-.../dp/B07882WCJX)
    26. R Packages: Organize, Test, Document, and Share Your Code [5] - (https://www.amazon.com/Packages-Orga.../dp/1491910593)
    27. The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit [5] - (https://www.amazon.com/Analytics-Lif.../dp/B07BB63MXH)
    28. Extreme Ownership (Audiobook) - [4.5] (https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Owner.../dp/B00VE4Y0Z2)
    29. Marketing Data Science - [4.5] (https://www.amazon.com/Marketing-Dat.../dp/0133886557)
    30. Analytics: How to Win on Intelligence - [4] (https://www.amazon.com/Analytics-How.../dp/1634622375)
    31. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products - [5] (https://www.amazon.com/Hooked-How-Bu.../dp/1591847788)


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    I plan to start devouring books again.

    Besides stress, I had been dealing with ocular migrains for the past year. Thought I was having a stroke the first attack I got. I found out recently my glasses prescription doubled in strength since my last eye appointment , so I'm hoping new glasses help a little. Dear diary...

    I'm finishing up two books right now: a juicy Linwood Barclay book called Parting Shot, and The Land That Time Forgot, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

    Holy cow, I think Burroughs is one of the most modern feeling authors from the early 1900s public domain books. Highly recommended. I liked his Barsoom, AKA Princess of Mars, series, and once again he's got me flipping pages fast.
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    Previous 2018 books. 28/52 so far.

    Spoiler!

    (24) "Warrior Workouts Volume 2" by Stew Smith. Unfortunately no real new ideas for me, but some fun workouts in there if you are so inclined. Nothing that tickled my fancy.
    (25) "A Savage Place" by Robert B. Parker. Spenser book #8.
    (26) "Ceremony" by Robert B. Parker. Spenser book #9.
    (27) "The Widening Gyre" by Robert B. Parker. Spenser book #10.
    (28) "Valediction" by Robert B. Parker. Spenser book #11.

    I am having a blast re-reading the Spenser books. Robert Parker was a talented author. He is interesting in that he describes the environment in a really articulate manner, but his descriptions are short but captivating. He only hints around at Spenser's true appearance (often rumored to be himself) but when he describes Hawk in detail it really gives you a sense of how intimidating a figure he is.

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    Quick update: I finished #19 Fast Forward: Confessions of a Porn Screenwriter by Eric Spitznagel, it's a perfectly average 3/5. The book is incredibly short and quick to read, very entertaining, and full of colorful characters. This is a distract yourself for an afternoon and then get on with your life kind of book. Quick note: Spitznagel is the BEST real name for someone involved with porn.

    I grabbed Shibumi by Trevanian from the library yesterday, so far it's enjoyable. Now back to your regularly scheduled weekend.

    2018 Reading List
    #1 Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman 3.99/5
    #2 Blood of Elves (The Witcher Series) by Andrzej Sapkowski- 4.5/5
    #3 Armada by Ernest Cline - 5/5
    #4 The Time of Contempt (The Witcher Series) by Andrzej Sapkowski 4.5/5
    #5 Baptism of Fire (The Witcher Series) by Andrzej Sapkowski 4.5/5
    #6 The Tower of Swallows (The Witcher Series) by Andrzej Sapkowski 4.5/5
    #7 Battle Royale by Koushin Takami 4/5
    #8 Doughnut by Tom Holt 2/5
    #9 Bird Box by Josh Malerman 4.5/5
    #10 The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin 3/5
    #11 High Rise by J.G. Ballard 4/5
    #12 The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 5/5 (3rd time through, I love this book, come at me nay sayers)
    #13 If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell 5/5
    #14 The Kind One by Tom Epperson 3.5/5
    #15 The Lady of the Lake (The Witcher Series) by Andrzej Sapkowski 4.5/5
    #16 Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2) by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham 4/5
    #17 State Law and Public Health Code Review - 1/5would not read again if I can help it
    #18 Dark Days by D. Randall Blythe 3.75/5
    #19 Fast Forward: Confessions of a Porn Screenwriter by Eric Spitznagel 3/5

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    Finished book #23.
    23. How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen 4/5
    After watching the same titled TED talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvos4nORf_Y) I picked up his book. It did not disappoint. He addresses how to find happiness in your career, have a good relationship, raise your kids and make a plan to succeed in these aspects. He does this by taking business theories and applying them to personal life. It's not the touchy-feely kind of book, but that's exactly what appealed to me. It's a small book and if you're triggered by the TED talk definitely worth a read.

    Originally Posted by Samraiwise View Post
    Year 2018: finished 52/52
    Congratulations, Kaz! Well done.
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    Congrats Kaz!!

    1. Jack Reacher Night School by Lee Child 3.5/5
    2. Omerta by Mario Puzo 4/5
    3. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy Book #1 By S.D. Perry 4/5
    4. Resident Evil: Caliban Cove Book #2 3/5
    5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief By Rick Riordan 3.5/5
    6. Wild Cards By various authors, edited by George R. R. Martin 5/5
    7. Bakemonogatari: Monster Tale Part 01 By NisioIsin 4/5
    8. G*cci Mane's Autobiography 5/5
    9. Caves of Steel By Isaac Asimov 4/5
    10. The Magician's Nephew C.S. Lewis 5/5
    11. And There Were None By Agatha Christie 5/5
    12. I, Robot By Isaac Asimov 3/5
    13. A Wizard of Earthsea By Ursula K. Le Guin 3/5
    14. The Dresden Files: Storm Front By Jim Butcher 3.5/5
    15. Gears of War: Aspho Fields By Karen Traviss 4/5

    Currently reading Witcher: The Last Wish, Star Wars: Last Shot A Han and Lando Novel. Also about fifty pages into The Stand
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    Well, I finished Coiling Dragon, which can be considered either 28 or 8 books. I read the 8 book version where each one is 750-1000 pages long. Surprised on this list that I've only read one nonfiction book this year. I've gone 20-50% into multiple nonfiction books but none are holding my interest at the moment.

    Currently vacationing in Thailand, crazy fukkin country boyos, plenty of time to read here while eating or on plane rides or in the taxi. So many things about Thailand are far better than Western society--especially meeting women here is "hi, my name is ___" and buying them a drink opposed to playing a million games with American sloots talking to 20 other guys and failing if you make a single "mistake" like responding to a text too quickly. Absolutely fukkin gorgeous women too, every bodytype you could want. Dank and cheap ass street food. Tons of cheeky European kents that party hard as fuk that are easy to meet. Banging nightlife. The amount of attention I get honestly is kind of exhausting, the catcalls and constant stares and chit like Tinder makes me realize what it's like being a hot chick in America. I can see why it would get old after years and years, especially trying to select which of the 10 people hitting you up you want to hang out with and then in the end just wanting to take a nap instead.


    1) Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson - 8/10
    2) Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence - 9/10
    3) On the Shoulders of Titans by Andrew Rowe - 6/10
    4) Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell - 8.5/10
    5) Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis - 5/10
    6) Jade City by Fonda Lee - 7.5/10
    7) Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan - 8/10
    8) Skysworn by Will Wight - 8/10
    9) Ghostwater by Will Wight - 8/10
    10) Marked by Benedict Jacka - 4/10
    11) Coiling Dragon by Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi - 7/10
    12) Dragonblood by Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi - 7/10
    13) Baruch Rising by Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi - 7/10
    14) Gods of Yulan by Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi - 7.5/10
    15) The Infernal Plane by Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi - 8/10
    16) The Four Divine Beasts by Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi - 8/10
    17) The Planar Wars by Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi - 8/10
    18) Lord of the Mists by Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi - 8/10

    At this point I've read pretty much every good Western-style fantasy novel bar a few, venturing out into other styles like Chinese xianxia and Japanese light novels
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    Originally Posted by MrBourbon View Post
    Congrats on #52 Kaz!

    Des you're way behind where you were last year but you're clearly reading some deep stuff, das it man. It's not all about quantity, your mental gainz are thru the roof this year.
    Originally Posted by jreacher View Post
    Great job, Kaz!
    I'm glad you participate in, and enjoy, this thread.
    Originally Posted by TheBodfather94 View Post
    Niiice! Well done brah
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    Congrats, Kaz =) Can confirm that Jreacher is a very kind gentleman.
    Originally Posted by nyknicks500 View Post
    WOO! Congratulations!
    Originally Posted by Zavil View Post
    Congratulations, Kaz! Well done.
    Originally Posted by spikyhunter View Post
    Congrats Kaz!!
    It's reassuring to be able to find this many people among athletes and physical trainees love books!! And your variety of genres are impressive and inspiring. Thanks to this book 52 thread, the rate of adding new books into my must-read list gets far faster than the rate of my finishing books. Also you people remind me of great old books again.

    Lifting weights gives us strong bodies, reading books gives us flexible minds and having friends here gives us kind hearts. *bow*

    Thank you, BROTHERS and SISTER of BOOK 52!!!
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    Almost finished with the 4 Hour Body and, to me, it's so freakin interesting. I haven't been able to put it down.

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    Originally Posted by Samraiwise View Post
    It's reassuring to be able to find this many people among athletes and physical trainees love books!! And your variety of genres are impressive and inspiring. Thanks to this book 52 thread, the rate of adding new books into my must-read list gets far faster than the rate of my finishing books. Also you people remind me of great old books again.

    Lifting weights gives us strong bodies, reading books gives us flexible minds and having friends here gives us kind hearts. *bow*

    Thank you, BROTHERS and SISTER of BOOK 52!!!
    congrats Kaz!

    Knocking out 52 books in about half a year is a feat I hope to match one day, thanks for the motivation brah
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    1. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson - 4/5
    2. The Rational Male by Rollo Tomassi - 4/5
    3. 1984 by George Orwell - 5/5
    4. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro - 3.5/5
    5. Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl - 4.5/5
    6. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight - 3.5/5
    7. Iron Ambition: My life with Cus D'Amato - Mike Tyson & Larry Sloman - 3/5
    8. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - 3/5

    **Just Finished**
    9. Kitchen Confidential - Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain - 5/5

    Oh Tony.... Tony, Tony, Tony. Why did you have to leave us?

    My first job out of graduating back when i was 20 was a role as a porter/concierge in a hotel. I soon learnt that the hospitality world is a whole different kettle of fish, navigating on a completely different plane to the rest of the 9-5 world. Working as an overnight porter, running hundreds of bags and parking car after car after car on a sunday morning and the hustle and bustle of checking in and checking out guests all day long (most of the time hungover as fk) was a rush i will never forget. I loved it. The different plane was where i felt i belonged. But this plane, in this environment was nothing compared to the environment i discovered once I ventured comfortably into the back of house and became close to the kitchen staff.

    Anthony's book, his tales and countless anecdotes are all too real once i look back on the characters i had met in the kitchen at the hotels i worked in the past. He was just like one of them. I have always idolised Anthony Bourdain for his take on travel and tourism. He inspired me to move overseas for a year to work and gave me a perspective on life which i hold dear to me forever. And "Kitchen Confidential" opens up a whole different side to him. This other side is obviously what he is revered and most famous for - Anthony Bourdain the Chef. Thankfully enough Anthony the author is just as marvelous. I wont go too in depth in my review because i feel i wont do it justice but i'd say anybody who has been, is currently in or is considering entering the world of food and beverage, hospitality or the kitchen in general should pick this book up, take a load off and enjoy one hell of a ride. Tony was truly a rockstar in chef's whites - the habits of booze, drugs sex and all. He holds back on no detail and gives great perspective on what it takes (or used to take) to make it in such a cutthroat industry. I really, really enjoyed it and can't thank him enough for being so bold as to lift the lid on life behind those kitchen doors without fear of repercussions (Which i believe there were quite a few) purely for our entertainment - Tony you're the man...you're the fukn man. R.I.P.

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    62 An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0 book 3)
    63 March Upcountry
    64 All the Light We Cannot See

    The Red Queen was an outstanding read, basically talking about the evolutionary advantages of sexual over asexual reproduction, and how the mating race to pass on your genes while only mating with favorable genes explains so much of animal and human behavior. EASY 5/5 - all you Sapiens and Why We Sleep casual science fans GTFIH.

    Four fiction books, mostly in audio. The Magic 2.0 books are very deeply silly books, but a lot of fun. Very Douglas Adams type of humor with awkward situations and clever dialogue. Books 4 and 5 are out but I heard there is a sharp drop in quality, so we'll see.

    "All the Light We Cannot See" is a beautiful, almost lyrical book. The plot is not nearly as important to the author or us as the reader as the way he captures the scenes and emotions so perfectly. The plot fits together in a clever but completely unsurprising way, but that doesn't stop the book from being meditative and evocative. Great, great stuff. If you liked that book please consider reading "The Undertaking" which is written by a poet whose day job is as an undertaker. It's not a novel, but it has the same sort of beautiful prose while touching on themes of death, love, connection etc. One of the best things I've read in the past few years.
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    60 The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
    61 Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0 book 2)
    62 An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0 book 3)
    63 March Upcountry
    64 All the Light We Cannot See

    The Red Queen was an outstanding read, basically talking about the evolutionary advantages of sexual over asexual reproduction, and how the mating race to pass on your genes while only mating with favorable genes explains so much of animal and human behavior. EASY 5/5 - all you Sapiens and Why We Sleep casual science fans GTFIH.

    Four fiction books, mostly in audio. The Magic 2.0 books are very deeply silly books, but a lot of fun. Very Douglas Adams type of humor with awkward situations and clever dialogue. Books 4 and 5 are out but I heard there is a sharp drop in quality, so we'll see.

    "All the Light We Cannot See" is a beautiful, almost lyrical book. The plot is not nearly as important to the author or us as the reader as the way he captures the scenes and emotions so perfectly. The plot fits together in a clever but completely unsurprising way, but that doesn't stop the book from being meditative and evocative. Great, great stuff. If you liked that book please consider reading "The Undertaking" which is written by a poet whose day job is as an undertaker. It's not a novel, but it has the same sort of beautiful prose while touching on themes of death, love, connection etc. One of the best things I've read in the past few years.
    Been wanting to read "all the light we cannot see" for a while. Good recommendation. What did you think of March upcountry? It's on my list as well.
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    Been wanting to read "all the light we cannot see" for a while. Good recommendation. What did you think of March upcountry? It's on my list as well.
    I picked up ATLWCS based on recommendations in this thread, the quality of the prose really elevates a pretty straightforward story.

    March Upcountry is a collaboration between David Weber and John Ringo, have you read either of them? David Weber writes the Honor Harrington series, pretty famous but I haven't read them. Ringo is.... Ringo. His novels always feature a pretty good deal of Mary Sue/wish fulfillment in the main characters and their love interests. This one is about a bratty prince of the empire of man who ends up stranded on a hostile planet with a detachment of royal space marine types, who quickly grows into the ideal male hero, wading through volleys of plasma fire bare chested and long blonde hair blowing in the breeze while he chops down the baddies with (I chit you not) a fukking katana. He's also the best shot in the regiment (the rest of the regiment being actual, trained special forces marines) and irresistible to both sexes. He's also pretty hand with languages. And tactics. And melee combat. And has a good fashion sense.

    High literature it's not, but for golden-era vibes with action and a breezy pace, it was pretty dang fun. The first of a trilogy - I'll grab the other two at some point.
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    Originally Posted by MrBourbon View Post
    I picked up ATLWCS based on recommendations in this thread, the quality of the prose really elevates a pretty straightforward story.

    March Upcountry is a collaboration between David Weber and John Ringo, have you read either of them? David Weber writes the Honor Harrington series, pretty famous but I haven't read them. Ringo is.... Ringo. His novels always feature a pretty good deal of Mary Sue/wish fulfillment in the main characters and their love interests. This one is about a bratty prince of the empire of man who ends up stranded on a hostile planet with a detachment of royal space marine types, who quickly grows into the ideal male hero, wading through volleys of plasma fire bare chested and long blonde hair blowing in the breeze while he chops down the baddies with (I chit you not) a fukking katana. He's also the best shot in the regiment (the rest of the regiment being actual, trained special forces marines) and irresistible to both sexes. He's also pretty hand with languages. And tactics. And melee combat. And has a good fashion sense.

    High literature it's not, but for golden-era vibes with action and a breezy pace, it was pretty dang fun. The first of a trilogy - I'll grab the other two at some point.
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    Great book, recommend, some notes I took:
    Empower people by telling them how you struggle. No one cares about your succcess unless you went through some failure and understand the struggle.
    Key of story telling 1, leading event/action, 2 Transformation, 3 Life lesson, hero leads a better life.
    Example> Starbuck's CEO said coffee is not just about beans. It is about the community. People build connection and romance when they drink coffee.
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    I plan to start devouring books again.

    Besides stress, I had been dealing with ocular migrains for the past year. Thought I was having a stroke the first attack I got. I found out recently my glasses prescription doubled in strength since my last eye appointment , so I'm hoping new glasses help a little. Dear diary...

    I'm finishing up two books right now: a juicy Linwood Barclay book called Parting Shot, and The Land That Time Forgot, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

    Holy cow, I think Burroughs is one of the most modern feeling authors from the early 1900s public domain books. Highly recommended. I liked his Barsoom, AKA Princess of Mars, series, and once again he's got me flipping pages fast.
    sorry to hear that. wish you quick recovery.

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    5 Morning Star by Pierce Brown (9.5/10)
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    7 The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz (9/10)
    8 Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly (9.5/10)
    9 Anthem by Ayn Rand (6/10)
    10 One Second After by William Forstchen (6/10)
    11 A More Elite Soldier by Chuck Holton (9.5/10)
    12 The Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (9/10)
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    18 End Game by David Baldacci (8/10)
    19 Under the Dome by Stephen King (5/10)
    20 Alas Babylon by Pat Frank (6/10)
    21 The Target by David Baldacci (8/10)
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    24 The Prisoner From Azkaban by JK Rowling (9/10)
    25 Dark of the Moon by John Sandford (8/10)
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    27 Lifelong Love Affair by Jimmy Evans (9/10)
    28 The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason (10/10)
    29 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (9.5/10)
    30 True Fiction by Lee Goldberg (8/10)
    31 First: What it Takes To Win (8/10)
    32 Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben (8.5/10)
    33 The Stand by Stephen King (6/10)
    34 Pursuit by Thomas Perry (8/10)
    35 The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson(8.5/10)
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    38 The Dry by Jane Harper 9/10)
    39 City of Bones by Michael Connelly (9/10)
    40 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (8/10)
    41 Winterkill by CJ Box (7/10)*
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    Originally Posted by MrBourbon View Post
    I picked up ATLWCS based on recommendations in this thread, the quality of the prose really elevates a pretty straightforward story.

    March Upcountry is a collaboration between David Weber and John Ringo, have you read either of them? David Weber writes the Honor Harrington series, pretty famous but I haven't read them. Ringo is.... Ringo. His novels always feature a pretty good deal of Mary Sue/wish fulfillment in the main characters and their love interests. This one is about a bratty prince of the empire of man who ends up stranded on a hostile planet with a detachment of royal space marine types, who quickly grows into the ideal male hero, wading through volleys of plasma fire bare chested and long blonde hair blowing in the breeze while he chops down the baddies with (I chit you not) a fukking katana. He's also the best shot in the regiment (the rest of the regiment being actual, trained special forces marines) and irresistible to both sexes. He's also pretty hand with languages. And tactics. And melee combat. And has a good fashion sense.

    High literature it's not, but for golden-era vibes with action and a breezy pace, it was pretty dang fun. The first of a trilogy - I'll grab the other two at some point.
    I read this series a while back and the prince gets better as he faces up to what is happening on that world. As a warning though, Ringo has a habit of getting to a point in a story and then just stopping the series. Ringo did that with his Council Wars series and does it somewhat with this series.
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    Originally Posted by jreacher View Post
    I plan to start devouring books again.

    Besides stress, I had been dealing with ocular migrains for the past year. Thought I was having a stroke the first attack I got. I found out recently my glasses prescription doubled in strength since my last eye appointment , so I'm hoping new glasses help a little. Dear diary...

    I'm finishing up two books right now: a juicy Linwood Barclay book called Parting Shot, and The Land That Time Forgot, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

    Holy cow, I think Burroughs is one of the most modern feeling authors from the early 1900s public domain books. Highly recommended. I liked his Barsoom, AKA Princess of Mars, series, and once again he's got me flipping pages fast.
    I am sorry to hear about the health issues. I hope the glasses will help some. My daughter has migraines (not ocular so it may not be the same) and she takes some preventative drugs that really help her out. I can check on what she takes if want.

    In regards to Edgar Rice Burroughs, he is another classic author of what I consider to be a golden age of fantasy. Jon Norman and the Gor series, Piers Anthony and several other of series such as his "Immortality" or "Xanth" series are also good ones to check out.
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    JReacher, sorry to hear about your troubles, I hope the glasses help, and don't forget about audiobooks - the best narrators really bring a book to life. Still, what you and all of us want is for you to return to health, good luck amigo.

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    I read this series a while back and the prince gets better as he faces up to what is happening on that world. As a warning though, Ringo has a habit of getting to a point in a story and then just stopping the series. Ringo did that with his Council Wars series and does it somewhat with this series.
    Ha, good to know. His third and final collaboration with Larry Correia in the Monster Hunter International series is out, and all the big stuff he's been teasing for 2 books gets tidied up in a few quick paragraphs of epilogue. It was not very satisfying, although it DID answer one of the series longest mysteries

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    33. Total Recall - Arnold Schwarzenegger. We all know it, but got damn what an amazing life this man has had. It really is inspiring to see all that he has accomplished through hard work and focusing on his goals. Most of the book is extremely engaging and interesting, but toward the end, understandably, it goes heavily into his political career. For me this section was a bit dull just because I'm not interested in politics. I also wish he would have talked more about his time working on movies. His early life, bodybuilding career, and time getting into Hollywood was all fascinating though. 8/10

    34. The Giver - Lois Lowry. Azn00superman pretty much hit the nail on the head with his review, so I don't have much to add. Good dystopian book for children. It has a cool concept, but doesn't feel all that fleshed out or fully realized. 7/10


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    A couple more down.

    33. Total Recall - Arnold Schwarzenegger. We all know it, but got damn what an amazing life this man has had. It really is inspiring to see all that he has accomplished through hard work and focusing on his goals. Most of the book is extremely engaging and interesting, but toward the end, understandably, it goes heavily into his political career. For me this section was a bit dull just because I'm not interested in politics. I also wish he would have talked more about his time working on movies. His early life, bodybuilding career, and time getting into Hollywood was all fascinating though. 8/10
    Agree, total recall is really an inspiring book. Even today when I am driving, I am thinking of Arnold's book, how aggressive he is towards life.

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    Finished a couple more off:

    Lost Connections by Johann Hari

    Informative, interesting and very useful mental health book. Hari busted popular myths regarding the causes of depression and anxiety/the effectiveness of chemical antidepressants and went on to really expand on mainstream knowledge regarding both causes and solutions. Very comprehensive breakdown of a highly misuderstood subject. If you liked Sebastien Junger's "Tribe", there's a good chance you'll like this more.


    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

    This book has had mixed reviews ITT and while I can understand criticisms, I'm glad I read it. Maybe it's just my current mood, but I found parts of this really satisfying and almost therapeutic. Not a deep read but entertaining and useful enough IMO.

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    Originally Posted by MrBourbon View Post
    "All the Light We Cannot See" is a beautiful, almost lyrical book. The plot is not nearly as important to the author or us as the reader as the way he captures the scenes and emotions so perfectly. The plot fits together in a clever but completely unsurprising way, but that doesn't stop the book from being meditative and evocative. Great, great stuff. If you liked that book please consider reading "The Undertaking" which is written by a poet whose day job is as an undertaker. It's not a novel, but it has the same sort of beautiful prose while touching on themes of death, love, connection etc. One of the best things I've read in the past few years.
    Nice review man, I wasnt sure about it when I started, but it definitely made an impact on me as I got further into it.

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    Also, late to the party, but congrats Kaz! On spread, I'll getcha when I can bro

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    Originally Posted by jreacher View Post
    I plan to start devouring books again.

    Besides stress, I had been dealing with ocular migrains for the past year. Thought I was having a stroke the first attack I got. I found out recently my glasses prescription doubled in strength since my last eye appointment , so I'm hoping new glasses help a little. Dear diary...

    I'm finishing up two books right now: a juicy Linwood Barclay book called Parting Shot, and The Land That Time Forgot, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

    Holy cow, I think Burroughs is one of the most modern feeling authors from the early 1900s public domain books. Highly recommended. I liked his Barsoom, AKA Princess of Mars, series, and once again he's got me flipping pages fast.
    Sorry about your condition. My eyes are easily tired and sometimes in nights, cannot keep them open and when that happens the only thing I could do is to stop watching or reading and to go to bed early.

    But my problem comes with old age. You are still young and many years ahead of you, so take care and get well also for your family, my great friend. *bow*

    E.R. Burroughs is always in my list for I am attached to Mars, any story about the planet I cannot ignore. John Carter and Tarzan is still my must read.

    Originally Posted by EvanAlmighty View Post
    congrats Kaz!

    Knocking out 52 books in about half a year is a feat I hope to match one day, thanks for the motivation brah
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    Also, late to the party, but congrats Kaz! On spread, I'll getcha when I can bro
    Thanks my friends!! I've never read books this pace, audiobooks are great time saver.
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    35. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk. Did not disappoint. Every bit as weird, disturbing, and thought provoking as the movie. It took me a few watches to really appreciate the movie, and now the book only deepens that appreciation. 8/10.
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