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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2020, 10:19:08 am »
Happy National Read A Book Day, everybody! These are the books I've read so far this year, including two in progress:

1. The Mother Tongue, by Bill Bryson
2. The Mushroom at the End of the World, by Anna Tsing
3. The Anarchy, by William Dalrymple
4. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
5. Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino
6. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu
7. The Dark Forest, by Cixin Liu
8. Death's End, by Cixin Liu
9. West With the Night, by Beryl Markham
10. Passing, by Nella Larsen
11. Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler
12. On Anarchism, by Noam Chomsky
13. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel
14. The Underground Village, by Kang Kyeong-ae
15. Decolonizing Wealth, by Edgar Villanueva
16. Fifth Business, by Robertson Davies
17. What Terrorists Want, by Louise Richardson
18. In the Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick
19. Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
20. The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, by Daniel Pinkwater
21. Possibilities, by David Graeber
22. The Veiled One, by Ruth Rendell
23. Faithful Place, by Tana French
24. The Participation Reader, edited by Andrea Cornwall
25. The Secret Place, by Tana French
26. The Fifth Season, by NK Jemisin
27. The Obelisk Gate, by NK Jemisin
28. The Stone Sky, by NK Jemisin
29. Are Prisons Obsolete?, by Angela Davis
30. The Black Count, by Tom Reiss
31. Get Shorty, by Elmore Leonard
32. The Fire This Time, edited by Jesmyn Ward
33. 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

I loved both of the trilogies in there. A few other gems as well. Pretty good hit rate so far this year, really.
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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2020, 08:04:54 pm »
Solid list! I'm slightly embarrassed to post mine. I advise pre-dads to get their reading in now because time to read books simply vanishes. I have switched to short story compilations just to feel like I'm reading more than one or two books every three months  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

1. Major American Short Stories
2. The Australian Short Story (ignore the review score on this one, small sample size)