How many books have you read so far in 2018?

Started by marshmallow, Aug 28, 2018, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. marshmallow
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    Aug 28, 2018
    13 books completed so far
     
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  2. Charlie Work
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    Charlie Work Level 5 Goblin

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    I'm trying to get to 30.

    Chapo Trap House - The Chapo Guide to Revolution 3/5
    Franz Kafka - The Metamorphosis + The Judgement 5/5
    JG Ballard - High Rise 4/5
    Jane Mayer - Dark Money 3/5
    Jim Thompson - The Killer Inside Me 3/5
    Jonathan Ames - You Were Never Really Here 2/5
    Jose Saramago - Blindness 3/5
    Jose Saramago - The Gospel According to Jesus Christ 5/5
    Lester K Spence - Knocking the Hustle 2/5
    Louis-Ferdinand Celine - Journey to the End of Night 4/5
    Nancy MacLean - Democracy in Chains 5/5
    Philip K d-ck - Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said 3/5
    Upton Sinclair - The Jungle 4/5
    Walter M. Miller Jr - A Canticle for Leibowitz 3/5
     
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  3. marshmallow
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    What about The Trial?
     
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  4. Charlie Work
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    Saving that for last. Gonna read In the Penal Colony next. Wouldn't be hard to run through all of Kafka's stuff in a day or two, but I find his stuff really emotionally taxing and think cramming would do it a disservice.
     
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  5. Packman
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    Goal of 30 but only finishes six so far. It's been a rough year lol

    Trying to finish strong and hit 15
     
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  6. DKC
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    DKC hank trill

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    I've read 21 books so far this year. My goal last year was 24 and I hit 28, so this year my goal is 30 as well.

    Just finished J Prince's memoir which has some cool hip-hop anecdotes/stories but was overall kinda flat to me. Glad I didn't buy it and found a pdf.

    Currently in the middle of reading The Sellout, The Wise Man's Fear, and The New Jim Crow. Also listening to Dark Tower III on audiobook.
     
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  7. sheldon
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    The New Jim Crow is a fascinating book mane
     
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  8. CavalierTD
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    CavalierTD The Pride of Pittsburgh

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    Three so far loll. I don’t have nearly as much time to myself now that I’m working full time
     
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  9. Sav Stanfield
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    way to many to count. some of the better ones i recall

    The President's Keeper - Jacques Pauw
    Thinking Fast & Slow - Daniel Kahneman (this was fascinating)
    The entire Foundation series - Asimov
    The Simarillion - Tolkien
    Handmaid's Tale - Atwood

    working my way through Lovecraft at the moment, can't believe I've never read him before
     
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  10. Proto
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    Proto drippin so pretty

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    Yeah I've been wanting to read it for like four years, finally bought a copy when when I was in san fran.
     
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    DKC hank trill

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    so i take it your answer is 0
     
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  13. Buddha
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    So far I’ve only read 1 book this year and it’s the same book I read every single summer: Shogun.

    Granted, Shogun is like 3-4 books in one, but still, that’s no excuse. I’ve been slacking big time. I need to step it up.
     
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  14. marshmallow
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    People are actually proud of not reading books
     
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  15. Proto
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    get with the times grandpa it’s 2018
     
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    yeah exactly we're not in middle school and don't think it's cool not read books
     
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    based
     
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  18. Gimp
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    About 15.

    Im reading Life and fate atm and its one of the best books I've read, it's based off war and peace but during soviet ww2 period of Russia. Shocking Master piece.

    Other great books I've read this year have been
    Book of dust
    Richard feyman - what do you care what people think?
    When the lion feeds
     
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    Yet they post on forums, that's more nerdier than reading books
     
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  20. Alpha
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    Alpha

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    Never was a book person. However, if you still enjoy reading books till this day, that's actually very nice and good. There's never a limit to educating yourself, gaining more knowledge and learning (Although there are obviously other ways of educating yourself in our current time than just reading books... Everything is on the internet.) But in the end, to each his own.
     
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