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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby Bella on Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:42 am

Excellent Pangy!

[January]

  • Another Another Thing... (Eoin COlfer)
  • Tempest Rising (Nicole Peeler)
  • Under the Dome (Stephen King)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society (Trenton Lee Stewart)
  • Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie)
  • Club Dead (Charlaine Harris)
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) [re-read]
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Douglas Adams [re-read]

[February]

  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Paulo Giordano)
  • Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
  • Dead to the World (Charlaine Harris)
  • Strings Attached (Nick Nolan)
  • Dead As A Doornail (Charlaine Harris)
  • Definitely Dead (Charlaine Harris)
  • All Together Dead (Charlaine Harris)
  • From Dead to Worse (Charlaine Harris)
  • Dead and Gone (Charlaine Harris)
  • The Iron King (Julie Kagawa)

[March]

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare)
  • Split (Swati Avasthi)
  • Veracity (Laura Bynum)
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (J.M. Barrie)
  • Sea of Trolls (Nancy Farmer)
  • White Cat (Holly Black)
  • Arcadia Falls (Carol Goodman)
  • Changeless (Gail Carriger)

[April]

  • Bleeding Violet (Dia Reeves)
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby JB79 on Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:25 pm

Great idea!

Apathy and Other Small Victories - Paul Neilan 
Had been trying to read this since Nov, only 231 pages but it was stuck in with my travel stuff so only just got round to it. Funny but not for the easily offended

A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil - Christopher Brookmyre
One of my favorite authors but not his best book. I love his stuff and will most likely be re-reading most of his novels pretty soon, but you probably need to be a British child of the 70's or 80's to appreciate his early books. 

Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett
The genius turns his attention to the game of football. Nuff said

Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About
- Mil Millington
A re-read as my copy was just returned to me after being on loan to various friends for over two years, my most loaned out book ever. Made me laugh out loud the first time I read it, still raises a chuckle.

The Time Machine - H G Wells
Another re-read but it's been years and years since I read this one, reading it on my iPod so not sure if I'll persist with it. Might have to go buy a copy. Bought a copy and finished it!

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
- Stieg Larsson
Really enjoyed it, have invested in the next book in the series.

Practical Demon Keeping- Christopher Moore
Useful advice for keeping Demons!

How to Kill Your Husband- Kathy Lette
Useful advice for killing husbands!

The Astrological Diary of God - Bo Fowler
OK but not as good as Scepticism Inc

Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth- Malcolm Price
Love the whole Aberystwyth series

All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye- Christopher Brookmyre
Scottish grandmother turns Ninja secret agent. What more could you ask for in a book?

All Families Are Psychotic- Douglas Coupland
Indeed they are

Fool- Christopher Moore
Not quite King Lear

The Girl Who Played With Fire-Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest-Stieg Larsson
Read these two parts of the trilogy as if they were one book, great story.

One Day- David Nicholls
Tracks the lives of the main characters on the same day each year throughout their lives

Choke- Chuck Palahnuik
Recommended to me by a few people, funny but I found the underlying message to be almost disturbingly bleak.

Juliet Naked- Nick Hornby
A story of obsessive fandom amongst other things

Life Expectancy- Dean Koontz
Avoid clowns at all costs, trapeze artists too

Julian Corkle is a Filthy Liar- DJ Connell
The story of a gay Australian teenager's dysfunctional family

Kill Your Friends- John Niven
More useful advice

Meltdown- Ben Elton
Credit crunchy

Sorting Out Billy- Jo Brand
How do you sort out you best friend's violent boyfriend? Shoot him?

Adrenaline- Jeff Abbot
Apparently being on the run from the CIA keeps the adrenaline pumping. Good thriller but nothing I'd not read before.

Confessions of a Failed Grown Up- Stephanie Calman
More advice but irrelevant as I have no intention of growing up! :thumbup:

I Shall Wear Midnight-Terry Pratchett
Pratchett's lastest offering for younger readers, appropriate given the above entry. Loved it

Wetlands- Charlotte Roche
Not about ecology at all :scared: Very explicit and a little disgusting.

How not to Murder Your Mother - Stephanie Calman
seems to have worked so far... :shifty:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll
Always a fun read, a bit of nonsense to get me through a long journey.

Keeping the Dead- Tess Gerritsen
Mummified murder and mystery

My **** Life So Far- Frankie Boyle
Funny if you like his stuff, I do!

Robinson Crusoe- Daniel Defoe
Another classic re-read simply because it was on my ipod

Keeper of the Bride- Tess Gerritsen
More murder and mayhem starting with an exploding wedding

How I Paid for College- Marc Acito
A coming of age novel involving Nuns, fruad, identity theft and Buddah
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby hmbb on Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:49 pm

Have you finished Dead and Alive? Let me know what you think about it compared to the first two books in the series. I'm interested to know what others think


No I haven't finished it yet. So far I am not as interested in it as the first two. It has a lot of blood shed in the chapters I have read and very little of the two cops or Deucalion.
I will update when I finish it.
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby Ricardus Alpert on Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:26 pm

So far for me:

-Frankenstein
-A Tale of Two Cities
-Stranger in a Strange Land
-The Prince

Starting The Dark Tower soon.
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby seth009eg on Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:51 pm

  • Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer (5/5) (late 2009, early 2010)
  • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King(4/5)
  • Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett (3.5/5)
  • Case histories by Kate Atkinson (4/5)
  • A Prison Diary by Jeffrey Archer (3.5/5)
  • The Good Guy by Dean Koontz (4.5/5)
  • Curtain by Agatha Christie (5/5)
  • The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah by Stephen King(4/5)
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown(2/5)
  • The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King(5/5) *omg that ending*
  • One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson(4.5/5)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson(4.5/5)

P.S. wow Bella you sure read a lot :thumbup: , I wish I had more time to read...

I'm excited about the millenium trilogy by Steig Larsson, but i'm not sure I want to read another series immediately after Dark Tower

edit(re millenium trilogy): oh well :D couldn't help it, looks very good so far
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby Bella on Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:10 am

seth009eg wrote:
  • Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer (5/5) (late 2009, early 2010
  • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King(4/5)
  • Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett (3.5/5)
  • Case histories by Kate Atkinson (Currently reading)

P.S. wow Bella you sure read a lot :thumbup: , I wish I had more time to read...


I do...I love to read, and I read fast! Last year I read almost 100 books. O.o

I find the time at night, which is why I go to bed much too late. :lol:
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby Joshua on Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:42 pm

Bella wrote:I do...I love to read, and I read fast! Last year I read almost 100 books. O.o

I find the time at night, which is why I go to bed much too late. :lol:


Aww, I used to be like that :( But now I have the laptop to distract me in the evenings, rather than a good old book :(

Need to finish Duma Key!!

It also doesn't help going out every night this week :PP
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby Gideon on Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:30 am

Just copying this over from Taskpaper, so excuse the tags :P

January 2010:
- Caves of Steel - Asimov (5-9) @scifi @done
- Common Sense - Beck (8-11) @political @non-fiction @done
- Breakfast of Champions - Vonnegut (13-22) @novel @done
- Cat's Cradle - Vonnegut (14-22) @scifi @satire @done
- Under the Dome - King (22-Feb 13) @scifi @dystopian @done
- Angry Candy - Ellison (22-30) @scifi @shortstories @done

Feburary 2010:
- The Road - McCarthy (15-21) @dystopian @done
- Pursuit of Honor - Flynn (23-) @thriller @political


School is Feb-May, so very little time to read :(
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby Bella on Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:51 am

PenguinJosh wrote:
Bella wrote:I do...I love to read, and I read fast! Last year I read almost 100 books. O.o

I find the time at night, which is why I go to bed much too late. :lol:


Aww, I used to be like that :( But now I have the laptop to distract me in the evenings, rather than a good old book :(

Need to finish Duma Key!!

It also doesn't help going out every night this week :PP


You need to close that laptop and open a book, Mr. B!

And... :rofl: ... Ever since you started college you've been partying like a nutter!
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby Joshua on Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:06 pm

Bella wrote:
PenguinJosh wrote:
Bella wrote:I do...I love to read, and I read fast! Last year I read almost 100 books. O.o

I find the time at night, which is why I go to bed much too late. :lol:


Aww, I used to be like that :( But now I have the laptop to distract me in the evenings, rather than a good old book :(

Need to finish Duma Key!!

It also doesn't help going out every night this week :PP


You need to close that laptop and open a book, Mr. B!/quote]

I know, I know!! I have a less busy timetable now so I want to set aside 30 mins on Mon-Weds for some reading... ooh I like that plan!
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby Joshua on Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:21 pm

My list is depressingly small :( But I'm finally into a great book so it's sure to increase soon :D
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby JB79 on Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:24 pm

Not had much time to read lately but I've updated the few books I've managed to get through!
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby Joshua on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:13 am

Awesome, JB :) I'm keeping mine updated :D My list is depressingly small tbh :(
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby drackodelmal on Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:21 pm

let me see if i can remember all of them

reread

his dark materials book 1 the golden compass
his dark materials book 2 the stuble knife
his dark materials book 3 the amber spyglass
his dark materials book 4 lyras oxford
his dark materials book 5 once upon a time in the north
house of leaves

for the frst time
Fight Club
Jurassic Park
Percy Jackson & the Olympians The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson & the Olympians The Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson & the Olympians The Titan's Curse
Percy Jackson & the Olympians The Battle of the Labyrinth
Percy Jackson & the Olympians The Last Olympian
Shutter Island
Flash Forward
An Enemy of the people
the game
The call of chtulhu


:hmm: those i can remember right now
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Re: My 2010 Book Reading List

Postby Gary Troup on Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:26 pm

Fight Club is awesome! :thumbsup:
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