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Title: 2017 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ!
Post by: indianasmith on January 19, 2017, 07:32:44 PM
This is a twin thread to the one on movies.  Record the titles of the books you read this year! Show us your literary chops!

Last year, I read a total of 58 books.  Now, it's off to the (very slow) races:

JANUARY 2017

SOMETHING UNDER THE BED IS DROOLING by Bill Watterson
BLOCKADE BILLY by Stephen King
SIX FRIGATES: THE EPIC HISTORY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE U.S. NAVY by Ian Toll
HOMICIDAL PSYCHO JUNGLE CAT by Bill Watterson

FEBRUARY 2017
HUEY LONG  by T. Harry Williams
THERE'S TREASURE EVERYWHERE by Bill Watterson
ROOSEVELT AND THE HOLOCAUST: How FDR Saved the Jews and Brought Hope to a Nation  by Robert L. Beir
IT'S A MAGICAL WORLD by Bill Watterson
WOUNDED TIGER by Martin Bennett
THE DAYS ARE JUST PACKED by Bill Watterson

MARCH 2017
CAESAR AGAINST THE CELTS by Carlos Jimenez
LOVER OF GOD: A TALE OF ANCIENT ROME by Lewis Smith  (yes, I read my own books, don't judge me!)
AUGUSTUS: FIRST EMPEROR OF ROME by Adrian Goldsworthy
THE PRESIDENTS' WAR by Chris DeRose
SECRET AGENDA: OPERATION PAPERCLIP by Linda Hunt
ALWAYS POSTPONE MEETINGS WITH TIME-WASTING MORONS by Scott Adams

APRIL 2017
ACTS X by Evault Boswell
THE GOSPEL OF PILATE by Paul Creasy
A SHORT HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II by James Stokesbury
FUGITIVE FROM THE CUBICLE POLICE by Scott Adams

MAY 2017

THE STATE OF ISRAEL VS. ADOLF EICHMANN by Hannah Yablonka
ZEPHYR by Jesse Greever

June 2017

WELCOME TO CUBEVILLE  A Dilbert Book by Scott Adams
JULIUS CAESAR by Christian Maier
THE QUARTET: ORCHESTRATING THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Joseph J. Ellis
ALL WE LIKE SHEEP by Mary Glenn Peeples

July 2017

INSIDE THE KGB by Vladimir Kuzichkin
IT'S OBVIOUS YOU WON'T SURVIVE BY YOUR WITS ALONE  A Dilbert Book by Scott Adams
STILL PUMPED FROM USING THE MOUSE   A Dilbert Book by Scott Adams
IN THE NAME OF ROME: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire by Adrian Goldsworthy
I'M NOT ANTI-MANAGEMENT, I'M ANTI IDIOT   A Dilbert Book by Scott Adams
FALL OF EAGLES: AIRMEN OF WORLD WAR ONE by Alex Revell

August 2017

FIRST MAN IN ROME by Colleen McCullough
ENCYCLOPEDIAS BROWN AND WHITE A Fox Trot Book by Bill Amend
THE GRASS CROWN by Colleen McCullough

September 2017

FORTUNE'S FAVORITES by Colleen McCullough
HOW COME I'M ALWAYS LUIGI? A Fox Trot Book by Bill Amend
HIS CODE NAME WAS THE FOX A Fox Trot Book by Bill Amend

October 2017

CAESAR'S WOMEN by Colleen McCullough



Title: Re: 2017 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ!
Post by: Dark Alex on January 20, 2017, 03:59:44 AM
January
The Magic Of Recluse by L E Modesitt
The Towers Of Sunset by L E Modesitt
Bolt Action 2nd Edition by Warlord Games
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman


Title: Re: 2017 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ!
Post by: ER on January 20, 2017, 09:55:45 AM
Hey, Alex, what did you think of Trigger Warning?


Title: Re: 2017 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ!
Post by: Dark Alex on January 22, 2017, 03:17:21 AM
Its feels more like random meanerings than actual short stories so far (am about half way through). It's not my favourite of his books, but I've not abandoned it and jusst started reading something else either.


Title: Re: 2017 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ!
Post by: indianasmith on April 27, 2017, 09:44:54 PM
Just a little bump to keep this on the first page.


Title: Re: 2017 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ!
Post by: indianasmith on July 28, 2017, 02:28:07 PM
Putting this back on the first page again


Title: Re: 2017 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on July 29, 2017, 06:00:53 PM
I must have missed this when it was first posted.

Here's most of what I have read thus far this year (might be forgetting one or two)

The Daily Show (The Book) - An Oral History as Told By Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests by Chris Smith

Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored by John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten)

Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History by Glen Berger

Spider-Man & Red Sonja (graphic novel) by Mike Avon Oeming

Astonishing X-Men Vols. 1 & 2 (graphic novels) written by Joss Whedon

Deadpool: The Complete Collection Vol. I (graphic novel)

The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters From Comic Book History by Hope Nicholson

Batman: The Long Halloween (graphic novel) by Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll by Ann and Nancy Wilson

A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George by Kelly Carlin

DC Showcase Presents: Batman (500 pages of vintage Batman/Detective Comics reprints from the late 60s!)

Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out by Bill Graham and Robert Greenfield



Title: Re: 2017 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ!
Post by: Bargle5 on September 23, 2017, 10:33:31 PM
Hmm, this may take a while since I typically read 1 to 2 books a week.

I'll start with some recent reads.

Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook by Douglas H. Ubelaker
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller
Hound Dunnit edited by Isaac Asimov
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes by Doyle and Baring-Gould (re-read)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Larsson and Lagercrantz
John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster by Sam L. Amirante
Sudden Terror by Larry Crompton
Ghost Writer in the Sky by Piers Anthony
Extreme Makeover by Dan Wells
1973-1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty 455: by Barry Kluczyk
The Otherness Factor by Arlene F. Marks
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy by Mike Love and James Hirsch

There's a bunch more, but they'll have to wait until I can do a bit of memory nudging.


Title: Re: 2017 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ!
Post by: Bargle5 on September 24, 2017, 07:37:59 AM
And some more.

The Body Farm Series by Jefferson Bass
The Fire-Us trilogy by Jennifer Armstrong
The Heart Goes Last by Margeret Atwood
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

More later.


Title: Re: 2017 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ!
Post by: Bargle5 on September 24, 2017, 01:01:34 PM
OK, here's yet even more.

The Tripod Quadrology by John Christopher
The Cobra in the Barn: Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology by Tom Cotter
The Strat in the Attic 1 & 2 by Deke Dickerson
Lost Hot Rods: Remarkable Stories of How They Were Found 1 & 2 by Pat Ganahl