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message 1: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments Well, here's hoping anyway. So far this year:
1. The Accidental Time Machine, Joe Haldeman
2. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
3. The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie
4. Debt of Bones, Terry Goodkind
5. A Canticle for Liebowitz, Walter Miller
6. Earth Abides, George Stewart
7. Sword of Truth, Terry Goodkind
8. The Stand, Stephen King
9. Frankenstein - Prodigal Son, Dean Koontz
10. Hyperion - Dan Simmons
11. Before They are Hanged, Joe Abercrombie
12. Last Argument of Kings, Joe Abercrombie
13. The Lucifer Principle, Howard Bloom
14. Q & A, Victor Swarup
15. The Lost City of Z, David Grann
16. The Living Dead, Various
17. A Wolf at the Table, Augustus Burroughs
18. Stone of Tears, Terry Goodkind
19. 13 Bullets, David Wellington
20. John Adams, David McCullough
21. Tigana, Guy Kay
22. Lucifer's Hammer, Larry Niven

A little behind already...


message 2: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments I started last June from #1 and made it...you will be fine...welcome!


message 3: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments Thanks for the welcome! That is impressive...

23. Winterbirth, Brian Ruckley


message 4: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments (shhh...don't tell anyone...it's not so impressive, I am a teacher so my summers are 'bookful')


message 5: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (tanteteenie) | 217 comments Mary Todd - Enjoy your time off - teachers deserve it! What would parents like me do without them??


message 6: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments Thank you...I love my middle schoolers...they are perfectly charming...in their own weird way...


message 7: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 24. Seeing Evil, Judging Evil
25. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand


message 8: by jessi (new)

jessi (infinitevantage) Slaughterhouse Five was awesome, although I haven't read it in several years. I should probably reread that one.

I haven't read any of the others, though. Which ones have you particularly enjoyed?


message 9: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments Hi Jessi - boy, that's tough - there have been several:
Non-Fiction: The Lost City of Z - amazing story of Percy Fawcett and the people that have tried to solve the mystery of his disappearance while exploring the Amazon.

General Fiction: Q&A - different enough from Slumdog Millionaire that I didn't feel like I was reading the movie. A lot different, in fact - very moving.

Fantasy: Tigana - people kept recommending the book and it took me a long time to get around to it. A unique, stand-alone story about a people's love for their land. Great stuff.



message 10: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 26. Split Infinity, Piers Anthony


message 11: by Joel (last edited Aug 31, 2009 02:42PM) (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 27. Agincourt, Bernard Cornwell
28. Woken Furies, Richard K Hamilton


message 12: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 29. The Strain, Chuck Hogan


message 13: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 30. Columbine, David Cullen
31. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
32. Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein


message 14: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 33. Newton's Cannon, Greg Keyes
34. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell


message 15: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 35. The Fall of Hyperion, Dan Simmons
36. Streams of Silver, R.A. Salvatore
37. The Halfing's Gem, R.A. Salvatore
38. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks


message 16: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 39. The Dragon Never Sleeps, Glen Cook
40. The Ground Truth, John Farmer
41. Hell House, Richard Masterson


message 17: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 42. Way of Shadows, Brent Weeks - great book.



message 18: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 43. A Calculus of Angels, Greg Keyes
44. The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch



message 19: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 45. Idlewild, Nick Sagan


message 20: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 46. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
47. Got Fight?, Forrest Griffin


message 21: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 48. The Monstrumologist, Richard Yancey
49. The Snake Agent, Liz Williams
50. Vellum, Hal Duncan



message 22: by Joel (new)

Joel Schell | 21 comments 51. Shadow's Edge, Brent Weeks
52. Beyond the Shadows, Brent Weeks


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