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luisterpaul

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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #105 on: July 19, 2018, 01:28:31 PM »

1. Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Toni Morrison
2. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World - Tim Whitmarsh
3. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories - Chuck Palahniuk
4. The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon - Tom Spanbauer
5. Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
6. Collected Stories - Amy Hempel
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
8. The Three-Body Problem - Cixin Liu
9. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
10. Drown - Junot Diaz
11. Tracer - Frederick Barthelme
12. The Dark Forest - Cixin Liu
13. Subtraction - Mary Robison
14. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond Carver
15. There Must Be Some Mistake - Frederick Barthelme
16. Elysium Fire - Alastair Reynolds
17. One D.O.A. One On the Way - Mary Robison
18. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
19. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
20. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin
21. Adjustment Day - Chuck Palahniuk
22. How Fiction Works - James Wood
23. Word Puppets - Mary Robinette Kowal
24. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread - Chuck Palahniuk
25. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
26. Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
27. Elroy Nights - Frederick Barthelme
28. The Business of Being a Writer - Jane Friedman

So many valuable insights for those aspiring to make any kind of living by writing. She talks about the realities facing writers, and discusses so many different options to pursue.
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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #106 on: July 29, 2018, 10:30:29 PM »


1- montessori from the start: the child at home, from birth to age three- paula polk lillard and lynn lillard jessen
2- tao te ching- lao tzu
3- smile, you're traveling- henry rollins
4- solomon gursky was here- mordecai richler
5- music for chameleons- truman capote
6- storming heaven- denise giardina
7- the industrial revolutionaries; the making of the modern world, 1776-1914- gavin weightman
8- burning daylight- jack london
9- a life full of holes- driss ben hamed charhadi
10- for bread alone- mohamed choukri
11- one of ours- willa cather
12- antic hay- aldous huxley
13- tree of smoke- denis johnson
14- all god's dangers; the life of nate shaw-  as dictated to theodore rosengarten
15- save the cat!- blake snyder
16- roughing it- mark twain
17- between the world and me- ta-nehisi coates

18- the art of war- sun tzu- i first heard about this book either thru the movie wall street or bone thugs n harmony.  regardless, when i was an off and on again junior in college i thought this book was the key to unlocking my hidden potential.  i heard the philosophy rendered was applicable beyond the battlefield and would be useful to me.... simply by reading the book alone, i hoped.  i was struggling in pretty much every aspect of life and had zero confidence.  if you think i'm stupid now, you shoulda seen me back then.  i don't think the book helped for a variety of reasons.  i most likely read it all, just as quickly as possible after realizing right away that this book wasn't going to help

i just read it for the straight up philosophy of war this go round and had an enjoyable experience.  expedience is key on the battlefield because peace is the ultimate goal.  never fight when your opponent hasn't means of escape or when he's trying to go home.  they fight with more resolve.  on the other hand, the path for escape can be employed as a ruse.  spies are indispensable tools for shortening the length of campaigns.  the commentary was delightful.  lots of historical battles where sun tzu's words were put into action.  of course a short war is, rather messy

i informed wife at our prairie getaway house that i had just finished the commentary on the chapter attack by fire and i would be seeking a rummy rematch.  i was routed.  most likely because i divulged the enemy my plans
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luisterpaul

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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #107 on: August 04, 2018, 08:57:22 AM »

1. Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Toni Morrison
2. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World - Tim Whitmarsh
3. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories - Chuck Palahniuk
4. The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon - Tom Spanbauer
5. Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
6. Collected Stories - Amy Hempel
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
8. The Three-Body Problem - Cixin Liu
9. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
10. Drown - Junot Diaz
11. Tracer - Frederick Barthelme
12. The Dark Forest - Cixin Liu
13. Subtraction - Mary Robison
14. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond Carver
15. There Must Be Some Mistake - Frederick Barthelme
16. Elysium Fire - Alastair Reynolds
17. One D.O.A. One On the Way - Mary Robison
18. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
19. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
20. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin
21. Adjustment Day - Chuck Palahniuk
22. How Fiction Works - James Wood
23. Word Puppets - Mary Robinette Kowal
24. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread - Chuck Palahniuk
25. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
26. Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
27. Elroy Nights - Frederick Barthelme
28. The Business of Being a Writer - Jane Friedman
29. Tell Me 30 Stories - Mary Robison

I enjoy Robison's novels, but her short fiction is where it's at. Each of these gems shines a brilliant spotlight even as it cuts deep.
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Dan

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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #108 on: August 06, 2018, 11:22:02 AM »

1. Philip Pullman - The Book of Dust, Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage
2. Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack - The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated
3. J.D. Vance - Hillbilly Elegy
4. Andrzej Sapkowski - The Last Wish
5. Ada Palmer - Too Like The Lightning
6. John Steinbeck - The Pearl / The Red Pony
7. Andrzej Sapkowski - The Sword of Destiny
8. David Benioff - City of Thieves
9. Ada Palmer - Seven Surrenders

The 2nd half of the first Ada Palmer book. At least this one ended at point where it felt like the story pivoted notably, while the first binding just...stopped.  That being said, the full story is incredible. It's full of events that are amazing and in Seven Surrenders it felt like I was going "oh my god" about once per chapter. So yeah, that's pretty cool. However, these two books were the first part of a trilogy and frankly I have no desire to keep reading her style of writing. The concepts are deep and she explores a ton of philosophy and religion and other big ideas so that's cool. It's all very 'smart'. But ... I don't know. It's also tiring I guess. I don't have a particular affinity for any of the characters and don't really care about what happens. So I'll be off to explore some other books instead.
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luisterpaul

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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #109 on: August 08, 2018, 08:49:46 AM »

1. Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Toni Morrison
2. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World - Tim Whitmarsh
3. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories - Chuck Palahniuk
4. The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon - Tom Spanbauer
5. Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
6. Collected Stories - Amy Hempel
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
8. The Three-Body Problem - Cixin Liu
9. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
10. Drown - Junot Diaz
11. Tracer - Frederick Barthelme
12. The Dark Forest - Cixin Liu
13. Subtraction - Mary Robison
14. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond Carver
15. There Must Be Some Mistake - Frederick Barthelme
16. Elysium Fire - Alastair Reynolds
17. One D.O.A. One On the Way - Mary Robison
18. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
19. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
20. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin
21. Adjustment Day - Chuck Palahniuk
22. How Fiction Works - James Wood
23. Word Puppets - Mary Robinette Kowal
24. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread - Chuck Palahniuk
25. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
26. Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
27. Elroy Nights - Frederick Barthelme
28. The Business of Being a Writer - Jane Friedman
29. Tell Me 30 Stories - Mary Robison
30. I Loved You More - Tom Spanbauer

My favorite author these days, and his most recent novel did not disappoint. If anything, it's the best so far (of the three I've read, and he only has two others). I got to get my hands on them, but I'm going to bask in this glow as long as I can.
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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #110 on: August 09, 2018, 10:39:27 AM »

1. "White Tears" - Hari Kunzru
2. "Two Kinds of Truth" - Michael Connelly
3. "Who Fears Death" - Nnedi Okorafor
4. "Angels Flight" - Michael Connelly - Decided to re-read this one in preparation for the new season of BOSCH. It's a terrific choice to use for the show, now more than ever.
5. "Everything I Never Told You" - Celeste Ng - I started and abandoned a few books in March but this one really grabbed ahold of me. It was depressing as shit and it also made me really glad that I never fucked up some kid's life as their parent.
6. "The Mother of Black Hollywood" - Jenifer Lewis - The palette cleanser I needed after Ng's book. SHE IS HILARIOUS.
7. "The Paying Guests" - Sarah Waters - OK, I am not finishing this book. It is taking me forever and I don't like it and I'm tired of making myself read it. I don't care if I'm 350 pages in. I can't think of a satisfying ending. So, I don't really need to know what it is.
8. "The High Tide Club" - Mary Kay Andrews (audiobook) - My BFF has been listening to this and decided that I needed to listen to it as well. Some fun moments but not really my cuppa. Definite beach read that was OK as a daily commute companion.
9. "The Last Black Unicorn" - Tiffany Haddish (audiobook)
10. "Loving Day" - Mat Johnson

Man, Netflix and the World Cup have really cut into my reading time.
11. "Small Admissions" - Amy Poeppel - The easy-breezy fluff I was looking for.
12. "Something in the Water" - Catherine Steadman - This will do for an airport read.
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luisterpaul

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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #111 on: August 11, 2018, 12:25:41 PM »

1. Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Toni Morrison
2. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World - Tim Whitmarsh
3. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories - Chuck Palahniuk
4. The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon - Tom Spanbauer
5. Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
6. Collected Stories - Amy Hempel
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
8. The Three-Body Problem - Cixin Liu
9. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
10. Drown - Junot Diaz
11. Tracer - Frederick Barthelme
12. The Dark Forest - Cixin Liu
13. Subtraction - Mary Robison
14. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond Carver
15. There Must Be Some Mistake - Frederick Barthelme
16. Elysium Fire - Alastair Reynolds
17. One D.O.A. One On the Way - Mary Robison
18. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
19. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
20. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin
21. Adjustment Day - Chuck Palahniuk
22. How Fiction Works - James Wood
23. Word Puppets - Mary Robinette Kowal
24. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread - Chuck Palahniuk
25. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
26. Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
27. Elroy Nights - Frederick Barthelme
28. The Business of Being a Writer - Jane Friedman
29. Tell Me 30 Stories - Mary Robison
30. I Loved You More - Tom Spanbauer
31. Redshirts - John Scalzi

Meh. Sort of clever -- TV show extras become self-aware -- but may have been better as a short story.
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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #112 on: August 16, 2018, 01:42:21 PM »


1- montessori from the start: the child at home, from birth to age three- paula polk lillard and lynn lillard jessen
2- tao te ching- lao tzu
3- smile, you're traveling- henry rollins
4- solomon gursky was here- mordecai richler
5- music for chameleons- truman capote
6- storming heaven- denise giardina
7- the industrial revolutionaries; the making of the modern world, 1776-1914- gavin weightman
8- burning daylight- jack london
9- a life full of holes- driss ben hamed charhadi
10- for bread alone- mohamed choukri
11- one of ours- willa cather
12- antic hay- aldous huxley
13- tree of smoke- denis johnson
14- all god's dangers; the life of nate shaw-  as dictated to theodore rosengarten
15- save the cat!- blake snyder
16- roughing it- mark twain
17- between the world and me- ta-nehisi coates
18- the art of war- sun tzu

19- the poisonwood bible- barbara kingsolver-  oh those wacky price gals, enslaved and entombed in the heart of mother africa.   tender and bitter.  unexpected humor.  adventurous.  she can craft a novel.  an ace researcher to boot.  kingsolver is wife's fav.  wife really is into africa.  i never was interested in going to africa before i meet wife, but now it's the only place i want to visit.  but they got the malaria and we're not supposed to have it.  f*ck eisenhower   
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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #113 on: August 19, 2018, 10:48:28 AM »


1- montessori from the start: the child at home, from birth to age three- paula polk lillard and lynn lillard jessen
2- tao te ching- lao tzu
3- smile, you're traveling- henry rollins
4- solomon gursky was here- mordecai richler
5- music for chameleons- truman capote
6- storming heaven- denise giardina
7- the industrial revolutionaries; the making of the modern world, 1776-1914- gavin weightman
8- burning daylight- jack london
9- a life full of holes- driss ben hamed charhadi
10- for bread alone- mohamed choukri
11- one of ours- willa cather
12- antic hay- aldous huxley
13- tree of smoke- denis johnson
14- all god's dangers; the life of nate shaw-  as dictated to theodore rosengarten
15- save the cat!- blake snyder
16- roughing it- mark twain
17- between the world and me- ta-nehisi coates
18- the art of war- sun tzu
19- the poisonwood bible- barbara kingsolver

20- wisconsin death trip- michael lesy- i thought this book was going to be like a brian jonestown massacre album cover.  when i found out it was going to be a book about newspaper clippings from a decade of rural wisconsin life, i made it my shitter book.  if there was a calamity in the late 19th century, wisconsin had it in spades.  physco historians attribute the malaise to either obsessive compulsive behavior or paranoia.  apparently, these folks didn't have a choice.  if you were lucky, you didn't get the paranoia.   that causes you to kill your children or yourself.  the land was out to get you.  sure.  i particularly like the theory that some dutch genghis khan spread his degeneracy across the great lakes in the early 1700's to the tune of 700 souls!  i'm sure my family is of that stock
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luisterpaul

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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #114 on: August 25, 2018, 06:35:49 PM »

1. Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Toni Morrison
2. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World - Tim Whitmarsh
3. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories - Chuck Palahniuk
4. The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon - Tom Spanbauer
5. Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
6. Collected Stories - Amy Hempel
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
8. The Three-Body Problem - Cixin Liu
9. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
10. Drown - Junot Diaz
11. Tracer - Frederick Barthelme
12. The Dark Forest - Cixin Liu
13. Subtraction - Mary Robison
14. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond Carver
15. There Must Be Some Mistake - Frederick Barthelme
16. Elysium Fire - Alastair Reynolds
17. One D.O.A. One On the Way - Mary Robison
18. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
19. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
20. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin
21. Adjustment Day - Chuck Palahniuk
22. How Fiction Works - James Wood
23. Word Puppets - Mary Robinette Kowal
24. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread - Chuck Palahniuk
25. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
26. Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
27. Elroy Nights - Frederick Barthelme
28. The Business of Being a Writer - Jane Friedman
29. Tell Me 30 Stories - Mary Robison
30. I Loved You More - Tom Spanbauer
31. Redshirts - John Scalzi
32. Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie
33. Ancillary Mercy - Ann Leckie

The trilogy didn't deliver on the promise of the first book. These two books were good, just not as good.
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Dan

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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #115 on: August 26, 2018, 09:23:18 PM »

1. Philip Pullman - The Book of Dust, Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage
2. Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack - The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated
3. J.D. Vance - Hillbilly Elegy
4. Andrzej Sapkowski - The Last Wish
5. Ada Palmer - Too Like The Lightning
6. John Steinbeck - The Pearl / The Red Pony
7. Andrzej Sapkowski - The Sword of Destiny
8. David Benioff - City of Thieves
9. Ada Palmer - Seven Surrenders
10. Andrzej Sapkowski - Blood of Elves

The first "book" of the Witcher series. It wasn't a series of short stories which was a change, but then when I was done I surprised to find that it wasn't a finished book, either (a la Tolkein...or even Ada Palmer). I still loved it.
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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #116 on: August 29, 2018, 01:53:02 PM »



1- montessori from the start: the child at home, from birth to age three- paula polk lillard and lynn lillard jessen
2- tao te ching- lao tzu
3- smile, you're traveling- henry rollins
4- solomon gursky was here- mordecai richler
5- music for chameleons- truman capote
6- storming heaven- denise giardina
7- the industrial revolutionaries; the making of the modern world, 1776-1914- gavin weightman
8- burning daylight- jack london
9- a life full of holes- driss ben hamed charhadi
10- for bread alone- mohamed choukri
11- one of ours- willa cather
12- antic hay- aldous huxley
13- tree of smoke- denis johnson
14- all god's dangers; the life of nate shaw-  as dictated to theodore rosengarten
15- save the cat!- blake snyder
16- roughing it- mark twain
17- between the world and me- ta-nehisi coates
18- the art of war- sun tzu
19- the poisonwood bible- barbara kingsolver
20- wisconsin death trip- michael lesy

21- rambles with anatole france- sandor kemeri- it took a hungry hungarian admirer to woe that great lover of antiquity from the throes of loss and a burgeoning parisian hermitage to bring him back to the world because that was our intellect godamit.  his doctor remedied a jaunt into the vault of erudition past.  to florence! home of heroes (like mine; benvenuto cellini).  naples, and of course rome.  his faves were perugia and assisi.   this book was about museum etiquette and what it's like to contemplate the giants.  i don't know much about him, something called the dreyfus affair was all the rage
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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #117 on: August 30, 2018, 01:16:53 PM »

1. Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Toni Morrison
2. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World - Tim Whitmarsh
3. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories - Chuck Palahniuk
4. The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon - Tom Spanbauer
5. Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
6. Collected Stories - Amy Hempel
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
8. The Three-Body Problem - Cixin Liu
9. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
10. Drown - Junot Diaz
11. Tracer - Frederick Barthelme
12. The Dark Forest - Cixin Liu
13. Subtraction - Mary Robison
14. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond Carver
15. There Must Be Some Mistake - Frederick Barthelme
16. Elysium Fire - Alastair Reynolds
17. One D.O.A. One On the Way - Mary Robison
18. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
19. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
20. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin
21. Adjustment Day - Chuck Palahniuk
22. How Fiction Works - James Wood
23. Word Puppets - Mary Robinette Kowal
24. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread - Chuck Palahniuk
25. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
26. Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
27. Elroy Nights - Frederick Barthelme
28. The Business of Being a Writer - Jane Friedman
29. Tell Me 30 Stories - Mary Robison
30. I Loved You More - Tom Spanbauer
31. Redshirts - John Scalzi
32. Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie
33. Ancillary Mercy - Ann Leckie
34. The Super Ladies - Susan Petrone

This is a wonderful look at the intersection of supernatural abilities and real-world concerns. Things took a little longer than I like to really get going, but the last third of the book is solid. Occasionally a character's change of heart might seem too abrupt, but at the same time there were scenes that genuinely had me wiping tears from my eyes they felt so true.
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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #118 on: September 13, 2018, 05:01:59 AM »

1. Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Toni Morrison
2. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World - Tim Whitmarsh
3. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories - Chuck Palahniuk
4. The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon - Tom Spanbauer
5. Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
6. Collected Stories - Amy Hempel
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
8. The Three-Body Problem - Cixin Liu
9. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
10. Drown - Junot Diaz
11. Tracer - Frederick Barthelme
12. The Dark Forest - Cixin Liu
13. Subtraction - Mary Robison
14. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond Carver
15. There Must Be Some Mistake - Frederick Barthelme
16. Elysium Fire - Alastair Reynolds
17. One D.O.A. One On the Way - Mary Robison
18. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
19. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
20. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin
21. Adjustment Day - Chuck Palahniuk
22. How Fiction Works - James Wood
23. Word Puppets - Mary Robinette Kowal
24. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread - Chuck Palahniuk
25. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
26. Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
27. Elroy Nights - Frederick Barthelme
28. The Business of Being a Writer - Jane Friedman
29. Tell Me 30 Stories - Mary Robison
30. I Loved You More - Tom Spanbauer
31. Redshirts - John Scalzi
32. Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie
33. Ancillary Mercy - Ann Leckie
34. The Super Ladies - Susan Petrone
35. The Law of Averages: New and Selected Stories - Frederick Barthelme

Found this in a secondhand bookstore. The dust jacket was a little torn, but the book itself looked unread. I enjoy his writing. The attention to detail, the tight dialogue. Some of these stories weren't his best -- he has a handful of themes that recur frequently -- but some went in unexpected and wonderful directions.
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Re: 50 books in 2018
« Reply #119 on: September 16, 2018, 11:11:05 PM »

1.  The Whole Thing Together--Ann Brashares
2.  The House at 758--Kathryn Berla
3.  By Your Side--Kasie West
4.  Coming Up for Air--Miranda Kenneally
5.  Count to Ten--James Patterson
6.  Always and Forever, Lara Jean--Jenny Han
7.  When Dimple Met Rishi--Sandhya Menon
8.  Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939--Edgar Feuchtwanger
9.  Midnight at the Electric--Jodi Lynn Anderson
10.  Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue--Mackenzi Lee
11.  Release--Patrick Ness
12.  Long Way Down--Jason Reynolds
13.  I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter--Erika L Sanchez
14.  Bark--Georges Didi-Huberman
15.  People vs Alex Cross--James Patterson
16.  One of Us is Lying--Karen McManus
17.  Starfish--Akemi Dawn Bowman
18.  Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life--Sarah Kaminsky
19.  Eliza and Her Monsters--Francesca Zappia
20.  Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961--Larry Dane Brimner
21.  Saints and Misfits--S.K. Ali
22.  Lucky Broken Girl--Ruth Behar
23.  Piecing Me Together--Renee Watson
24.  Allegedly--Tiffany D Jackson
25.  Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers--Deborah Heiligman
26.  What the Night Sings--Vesper Stamper
27.  The Stars Beneath Our Feet--David Barclay Moore
28.  Hello, Universe--Erin Entrada Kelly
29.  Dear Martin--Nic Stone
30.  The Librarian of Auschwitz--Antonio Iturbe
31.  Fifty Fifty--James Patterson
32.  Devils Within--S.F. Henson
33.  Roomies--Christina Lauren
34.  Songs About Us--Chris Russell
35.  Breaking the Ice--Julie Cross
36.  The Woman Left Behind--Linda Howard
37.  Strange the Dreamer--Laini Taylor
38.  Red Alert--James Patterson
39.  Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends--Tom Cox
40.  Love, Hate and Other Filters--Samira Ahmed
41.  World in My Eyes--Richard Blade
42.  Alex and Eliza--Melissa de la Cruz
43.  Private Princess--James Patterson
44.  You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone--Rachel Lynn Solomon
45.  A Few Red Drops--Claire Hartfield
46.  Love & War--Melissa de la Cruz
47.  17th Suspect--James Patterson
48.  A Land of Permanent Goodbyes--Atia Abawi
49.  The President is Missing--Bill Clinton
50.  The Painted Wall--Ota B Kraus
51.  Cicada Summer--Maureen Leurck
52.  I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer--Michelle McNamara
53.  Leah on the Offbeat--Becky Albertalli
54.  Murder in Paradise--James Patterson
55.  Blood and Sand--C.V. Wyk
56.  Now a Major Motion Picture--Cori McCarthy
57.  Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin--James L Swanson
58.  Sandy Toes--Robin Jones Gunn
59.  Blood Water Paint--Joy McCullough
60.  Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik--David Arnold 
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