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2024 - Track the books you read! (Sticky please)

Started by indianasmith, January 01, 2024, 07:37:42 PM

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indianasmith

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.
In 2022, I read 66 books - including reading the Sandman saga TWICE, at least.  Also re-read Colleen McCullough's MASTERS OF ROME series - thick, chunky books, but I love them! And the usual mix of history, biography, and fiction.
In 2023, I read 45 books - lots of chunky biographies in the mix.
Reading goal for 2024: At least 50 books!  Let's see how it goes.

January 2024

THE LOST TOMB and Other Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder by Douglas Preston
DEAD MOUNTAIN by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
DEATH by Neil Gaiman

February 2024
THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE by Neil Gaiman
AN ORDINARY MAN: THE SURPRISING LIFE AND HISTORIC PRESIDENCY OF GERALD R. FORD by Richard Norton Smith
BLOOD AND FIRE by George R.R. Martin
THE UNFINISHED PRESIDENCY by Douglas Brinkley

March 2024
ELLIOTT NESS AND THE MAD BUTCHER: HUNTING A SERIAL KILLER AT THE DAWN OF MODERN CRIMINOLOGY by Max Collins and Brad Schwartz
THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE by Neil Gaiman
THE EMPEROR AND THE APOSTLE by Lewis Smith (one last proofread/edit before it goes to the publisher)
SANTA ANNA OF MEXICO by  Will Fowler

April 2024
THE DIVIDER: DONALD TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE by Peter Glasser and Susan Glasser

May 2024
FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE by Dean Koontz
NINA'S JOURNEY by Nina Markovna
CAESAR TRIUMPHANT: INVASION OF PARTHIA by R. W. Peake

June 2024
1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History by Jay Winik
EXTINCTION by Douglas Preston

July 2024
GERMANY 1945: FROM WAR TO PEACE by Richard Bessel
"I shall smite you in the nostrils with a rod of iron, and wax your spleen with Efferdent!!"

Sitting Duck

Is this the same Robert Graves who inflicted The White Goddess on an unsuspecting public and was once aptly described as "a howling crazy person whose footnotes should not be trusted one iota"?  :tongueout:

indianasmith

Quote from: Sitting Duck on January 09, 2024, 08:56:17 AM
Is this the same Robert Graves who inflicted The White Goddess on an unsuspecting public and was once aptly described as "a howling crazy person whose footnotes should not be trusted one iota"?  :tongueout:

Not sure if he wrote that one or not - the only other books of his I have read are his WWI memoir, GOODBYE TO ALL THAT, and the sequel to this one, CLAUDIUS THE GOD.
"I shall smite you in the nostrils with a rod of iron, and wax your spleen with Efferdent!!"

Alex

January.

Tank Commander.
Tigers In The Mud.
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules (2nd ed).
Dungeons & Dragons Expert Rule Set (2nd ed).
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Players Guide (2nd ed).
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Games Masters Guide (2nd ed).
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monsterous Manual (2nd ed).

February.

The Ruins of Undermountain.
The Temple of Elemental Evil.
The Judge Dredd Companion.

March.

Cypher.
Dark Sun.
The Terror On The Orient Express Bk 1.
Beyond the Labyrinth.

April.

I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

Sitting Duck

Regarding Graves and The White Goddess, the scholarship behind it is what might be kindly described as sloppy. No surprise that academics hated it, especially since much of the general public mistook it for being non-fiction. In a way, he was the Dan Brown of the time. Though unlike Brown with The Da Vince Code, Graves does not appear to have gone on the record claiming that The White Goddess was factual. Though he didn't put any effort in debunking the misperceptions it engendered either.

FatFreddysCat

#5
MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios by Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards
Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, by Chris Nashawaty
My Effin' Life, by Geddy Lee (Rush)
Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath and Beyond, by Terry "Geezer" Butler
Simpsons Confidential by Mike Reiss
The American Way: A True Story of Nazi Escape, Superman, and Marilyn Monroe by Helene Stapinski and Bonnie Siegler
Heavy Tales by Jon Zazula
Up All Night: My Life and Times in Rock Radio, by Carol Miller
Lonely Boy by Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
Superman & Batman: Generations Omnibus by John Byrne
The Van Halen That I Knew by John Stix
DC Goes to War by various writers/artists
Don't Call it Hair Metal by Sean Kelly
Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music, by Geoff Edgers
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http://hubpages.com/@fatfreddyscat

AoTFan

January 2024
The Martian Andy Weir
Broken (in the best possible way) Jenny Lawson
Cold Blooded Lisa Jackson
Hollywood Horrors Andrea Van Landingham
Khai of Khem by Brian Lumley
Holly Stephen King
How They Croaked Georgia Bragg
Tripwire Lee Child
The Revenant Michael Punke
Moon Called Patricia Briggs
Skin Trade Laurell K Hamilton
Flirt Laurell K Hamilton

February 2024
Hit List Laurell K Hamilton
Blood Bound Patricia Briggs

WingedSerpent

The Kaiju Preservation Societ by John Scalzi

Not a bad story.  Felt it was a bit overhyped.
At least, that's what Gary Busey told me...

lester1/2jr

Indy - I read I Claudius in college that was a good one. I read most of the second one "Claudius the God" but it was a lot of military history. The Caligula stuff is great.