Other Topics => Entertainment => Topic started by: indianasmith on January 03, 2022, 07:46:24 AM

Title: 2022 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ! (Sticky please)
Post by: indianasmith on January 03, 2022, 07:46:24 AM
In 2018 I read 60 books.
In 2019, I read 46 (in my defense, a couple of them were whoppers of over 600 pages!)
In 2020, I read 43, but there were NO cartoon anthologies on the list this time!
In 2021, I read a total of 46 books - some pretty massive biographies (600+ pages) included.
So let's see how many books we can all read in 2022!
Start your list in the replies and update it when you finish a new one!

Jan. 2 - The Sandman: BRIEF LIVES by Neil Gaiman
Jan. 3 - The Sandman: WORLD'S END
Jan. 14 - BLOODLESS by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Jan. 24 - ANDREW JOHNSON: A BIOGRAPHY by Hans L. Trefousse
Jan. 26 - THE EXCAVATION by James Rollins
Jan. 30 - ROBERT E. LEE AND ME by Ty Seidule

Feb. 6 - ALLEGIANCE by Kermit Roosevelt
Feb. 8 - The Sandman: THE KINDLY ONES by Neil Gaiman
Feb. 11 - The Sandman:  THE WAKE by Neil Gaiman
Feb. 16 - The Sandman: OVERTURE by Neil Gaiman
Feb. 25 - The Sandman: PRELUDES AND NOCTURNES by Neil Gaiman

MARCH 2022
Mar. 2 - The Sandman: THE DOLL HOUSE by Neil Gaiman
Mar. 7 - DEATH by Neil Gaiman
Mar. 9 - AMAZONIA by James Rollins
Mar. 24 - GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
Mar. 25 - THE DOOR'S SHADOW by Rory Milligan
Mar. 30 - AGAINST THE ODDS by Kat Martin

APRIL 2022
Apr. 26 - ISAAC'S STORM by Erik Larson
Apr. 28 - FIRST MAN IN ROME by Colleen McCullough

May 2022
May 5 - ALEXANDER HAMILTON: AMERICAN by Richard Brookhiser
May 15 - THE GRASS CROWN by Colleen McCullough
May 28 - FORTUNE'S FAVORITES by Colleen McCullough

June 2022
June 12 - CAESAR'S WOMEN by Colleen McCullough
June 18 - CAESAR: LET THE DICE FLY by Colleen McCullough
June 24 - VILNA by David Willis

Title: Re: 2022 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ! (Sticky please)
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 15, 2022, 10:07:56 AM

"The Lost Daughter" by Elena Ferrante


"Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Movie Guide"


"The Power of the Dog" by Thomas Savage

"Amphigorey" by Edward Gorey


"The Louisville Anthology"


"Giraffes on Horseback Salad"

"The Eye in the Pyramid" by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

Title: Re: 2022 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ! (Sticky please)
Post by: FatFreddysCat on January 15, 2022, 10:35:02 AM
The Don Rosa Library Vol. I: Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck in The Son of the Sun, by Don Rosa

The Don Rosa Library Vol. II: Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck in Return to Plain Awful, by Don Rosa

They Just Seem A Little Weird: How KISS, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, and Starz Remade Rock and Roll by Doug Brod

Title: Re: 2022 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ! (Sticky please)
Post by: pennywise37 on May 13, 2022, 03:45:29 PM
let's see here is mine

1. London Bridges (2004) Alex Cross #10 by James Patterson i had started this one last fall and when i didn't feel much like reading anymore as i had i think burnt out as i had read #14 books in a row i stopped reading and so when i picked this up a couple weeks ago i finished it and it wasn't one of Patterson's Best either.

2.  I Will Find You:  Solving  Cases From My Life Fighting Crime (2017) by Joe Kenda i love the show  Homicide Hunter and the dude who is the host of it where he just talks about cases when he was on the job i read it in like 3 days it was a pretty good book. when he talked about guns that part bored me and his style of doing his job it was interesting yes but since i'm not a cop it was a little boring but when he went back talking about different cases than it was back being good.

3.  Mary, Mary (2005)  Alex Cross #11 by James Patterson a pretty Damn good book i think much better than the last one i read that one in i think 4 days?  what does that tell you?

4.   Vanishing Ladies by Ed Mcbain (1957) he had Originally released this under a different name and i bought this on paperback over 20 years ago! it took me that long to actually get up  and read it cause it starts off pretty slow that's why i never got that far into it and it being only #155 pages  it wasn't a long sit.

it was another pretty damn good book too i think

adding more to my list

5.  Cross (2006)  #12  a pretty good one i think but not as good as the last one in my opinion. 

Title: Re: 2022 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ! (Sticky please)
Post by: WingedSerpent on May 13, 2022, 09:43:10 PM
Took me a long time because
1. The book was over 800 pages
2. I just haven't had a real consistent reading schedule this year, but....
I finally finished Up Country by Nelson Demillie.

One of those books, where I liked the story-but ended up really not liking the protagonist.  Ending felt like a cop out. as well.

Title: Re: 2022 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ! (Sticky please)
Post by: pennywise37 on May 13, 2022, 10:06:35 PM
it can't be as boring as a book my brother's mother-in-law  was telling me where it was about a woman who makes a quilt i think i don't even remember anymore than that cause it sounded so boring.  it was a book someone i think she said gave her in (1985) or she bought used i don't remember and my sister-in-law tried to read it and got bored to death by it and gave up on it.  though my brother's mother-in law did finish it in your book i'm sure things actually happened

oh i remember another thing the book was about an old lady of sorts who was making this i think quilt and it was a long one too which made it worse.

but i'm glad you liked the story, yeah it really hurts the story when they make the lead a really unlikable person to the point that if it's a film you will watch it maybe but it does not make for a good book. you have to like the lead i think though in Ed McBain's books the 87th Precinct there is one character called Fat Ollie Weeks and he's a racist and a bigamist.  nobody likes him on the squad they put up with him well there's a book i haven't read yet called Fat Ollie's Book i think from (2002) so it's one of the later ones the thing about him is you can put up with him but he's not gonna be a favorite character

Title: Re: 2022 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ! (Sticky please)
Post by: pennywise37 on May 20, 2022, 09:42:31 PM
do you guys actually read or listen to audio books? or a bit of both?  and how in the hell can you guys read so fast ? i've never read  #60 books even when i would spend hrs reading when i was younger the most would be i think about #20 i think maybe #22 but last year i only read #14

which isn't much i did read a couple comics but i'm not really counting those on my list here.

i also updated my list here as well

Title: Re: 2022 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ! (Sticky please)
Post by: indianasmith on May 21, 2022, 07:03:19 AM
I can't do audio, but I read a LOT.  And I've always read quickly.

Title: Re: 2022 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ! (Sticky please)
Post by: Alex on May 21, 2022, 03:54:52 PM
D&D 5th edition Players Handbook.

Title: Re: 2022 - TRACK THE BOOKS YOU READ! (Sticky please)
Post by: pennywise37 on May 21, 2022, 06:16:31 PM
i don't think i can read as fast as i used to i mean i once well more than once read a Xanth Book pick one anyone in like 3 or 4 days and that's not something i can do anymore. though i did read a James Patterson book that was nearly #400 pages in i think 4 days so for me that's pretty good but than his books are generally fast reading anyways.

do you use goodreads?  i do a lot now, i read #14 books last year and it was the most i had read in one year in years. i'm currently on my #6th  book and that for me is still pretty good.  but i have 2 friends on good reads both of them do read from actual books and they also sometimes do audio as well.

one of them doesn't include his audio stuff on good reads though. i'm not sure about the other to be honest. the one i'm reading now The Last Precinct (2000)
by Patrica Cornwell is a paperback that's got #597 pages i just started it this week Monday night i think? i'm as of this typing #220 pages into it and for me at least in the past 10 or 15 years or so is pretty damn good i think. funny thing is i have to be in the mood for reading i don't get it i just am that way and so sometimes i'm just not in the mood to read until like Midnight or so last night it was a lot earlier than that thankfully.

so for me to read that much in what 4 days? is pretty good for me i think the funny thing is i had said to myself cause i don't always know when i'm gonna be in the mood to read that i wanted to reach page #200 by Monday Night   at the soonest but since i surpassed that i'm grateful and now i'm hoping to reach #300 by that time it's just my little goals i set for myself that's all.