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« on: December 31, 2019, 11:58:43 PM »

In 2018 I read 60 books.
In 2019, I read 46 (in my defense, a couple of them were whoppers of over 600 pages!)
So let's see how many books we can all read in 2020!

Reply to this thread to start your list, and keep updating as you finish new books!

JANUARY 2020
CRIMSON SHORE by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
THE IMPROBABLE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES edited by John Joseph Adams

FEBRUARY 2020
RICHARD III - A RULER AND HIS REPUTATION by David Horspool
A CANTICLE FOR LEOBOWITZ by Walter Miller
THE FORGOTTEN CONSERVATIVE: REDISCOVERING GROVER CLEVELAND by John M. Pafford
THE LINCOLN MYTH by Steve Berry

APRIL 2020
SARUM by Edward Rutherford
WARREN G. HARDING by John Dean
SPLIT SECOND by Catherine Coulter
THE SIXTH DAY by Catherine Coulter

May 2020
COOLIDGE by Amity Shlaes
THE GIRL IN THE ICE by Robert Bryndza
ENIGMA by Catherine Coulter
HUMAN SMOKE by Nicholson Baker
THE HIMALAYAN CODEX by Bill Schutt and J.R. Finch
SHALLOW GRAVE by Karen Harper

June 2020
THE LOST ORDER by Steve Berry
TALITHA KUMI: AN ACT OF VULNERABLE OBEDIENCE by Madison Lawson
NIGHTHAWK by Clive Cussler
TARNISHED VICTORY: FINISHING LINCOLN'S WAR by William Marvel

July 2020
THE SAND PIT HOLLOW OF BLUE MOUNTAIN by Don Black
VERSES FOR THE DEAD by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES by Suzanne Collins
THE UNEXPECTED PRESIDENT: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHESTER A. ARTHUR by Scott S. Greenberger
BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
FIRST MAN IN ROME by Colleen McCullough (1000+ pages in 1 week!)
THE TOMBS by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
THE GRASS CROWN by Colleen McCullough
IF IT BLEEDS by Stephen King

August 2020
FORTUNE'S FAVORITES by Colleen McCullough
THE SEVENTH PLAGUE by James Rollins
CAESAR'S WOMEN by Colleen McCullough

Sept. 2020
RAGE by Bob Woodward

October 2020
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE by Alan Schom
CROOKED RIVER by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
CAESAR: LET THE DICE FLY by Colleen McCullough
HENRY V: THE CONSCIENCE OF A KING by Malcolm Vale

November 2020
THE OCTOBER HORSE by Colleen McCullough
ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA by Colleen McCullough

December 2020
TITAN: THE LIFE OF JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER by Ronald Chernow
RICHARD AND JOHN: KINGS AT WAR by Frank McLynn
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING by J.R.R. Tolkein
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 03:42:30 AM »

I just finished OUR HAUNTED PLANET by John Keel, which is about weird kinda Charles Fort stuff (which I love). Am reading now the BIRTH OF THE AMERICAN HORROR FILM 1898-1920 by Gary Don Rhodes.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 04:11:30 AM »

Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 08:51:09 PM »

Indiana- would be curious as to your take on The Nazarene by Sholem Asch. its long but...if you read that much...
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 10:03:53 PM »

Indiana- would be curious as to your take on The Nazarene by Sholem Asch. its long but...if you read that much...

I'll add it to my queue.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 08:46:10 PM »

I had a conversation about it a while ago with a messianic Jew, which is a thing. they have a meeting place in town here they share with some other groups.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 04:13:51 AM »

The Lost & The Damned.

2300AD Directors Guide.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 05:26:41 PM »

MADAME BOVARY (1856) by Gustave Flaubert (which I started awhile ago and read verrrry slowly)

THE FEATHERED OCTOPUS (1937) by Kenneth Robeson

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1890) by Oscar Wilde



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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2020, 07:01:48 PM »

Dennis Power, a collection of daily Dennis the Menace strips from the 1960s.
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2020, 09:04:18 AM »

I've been rereading The Man Born To Be King, a series of twelve radio plays adapting the Gospels written by Dorothy Sayers. One of the more notable aspects is how Judas is handled. As presented in the Gospels, it's easy to perceive him as a music hall blackguard suddenly introduced partway through the second act. An error that crops up in other adaptations is to make him sympathetic. What Sayers does instead is that she makes him believable. He starts off as a sincere believer, but proceeds to make a series of bad decisions which snowball into his betrayal. What makes him ultimately unsympathetic is that these decisions are subconsciously driven by personal arrogance, where he regards the other apostles as a bunch of unperceptive clods and that only he truly understands Jesus's message and that he must manage Jesus to ward off influences from any unsavory factions who would use any Messianic claims for political purposes.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2020, 09:07:58 AM »

Month completed:

January 2020: NIGHTMARE USA (started 2019)
February 2020: HOW TO WRITE CHEESY MOVIES by Frank Coniff
March 2020: GREAT SANSKRIT PLAYS IN TRANSLATION
April 2020: PRINCIPIA DISCORDIA by Malacalypse the Younger
               EEGAH: FROM STAGE TO PAGE by the writers of MST3K
May 2020: FILM OUT OF BOUNDS
June 2020: LUIS BUNUEL by Ado Kyou
August 2020: THE GOLDEN TURKEY AWARDS by Harry & Michael Medved
September 2020: BROTHER COBWEB by Alfred Eaker
October 2020: I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reed
                    MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE COMIC  
November 2020: UTTERLY DWARFED
December 2020: UNDERGROUND USA: FILMMAKING BEYOND THE HOLLYWOOD CANON
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2020, 09:22:59 PM »

^ I remember that one

reading Journey to the end of night by Celine
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2020, 03:51:41 AM »

The Kafar Sourcebook: A Guide to Humanity's Most Implacable Foe in the 23rd Century.
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2020, 08:41:17 AM »

Just finished Roger Corman's How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime.
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2020, 04:45:58 PM »

Tornado!

An account of the 1974 Xenia tornado, written by someone who lived through it.
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