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Ryan Gardner 01/01/13 08:22 AM

Book Lists 2013 (Official Thread)
 
1. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon, 2000)
2. Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson, 1992)
3. Galatea 2.2 (Richard Powers, 1995)
4. The Seventies: The Great Shift In American Culture, Society, And Politics (Bruce J. Schulman, 2002)
5. Joyland (Stephen King, 2013)
6. Eating Animals (Jonathan Safran Foer, 2009)
7. Doctor Sleep (Stephen King, 2013)
8. Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products (Leander Kahney, 2013)
9. Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (Austin Kleon, 2012)

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BornUnderPunches 01/01/13 09:01 AM

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thesinkingship 01/01/13 09:54 AM

1.) A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin

bobby runs 01/01/13 09:59 AM

what are we supposed to do?

TachyonEvan 01/01/13 11:47 AM

1) Virginia Woolf, Between the Acts
2) Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie
3) Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones
4) Samuel Beckett, Molloy
5) Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull-House
6) Hilda Polacheck, I Came A Stranger

BornUnderPunches 01/01/13 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by bobby runs (Post 117192972)
what are we supposed to do?


List books!

saywhatever 01/01/13 12:45 PM

Making it a "resolution" to read more so I'm going to do this.

Jaded87 01/01/13 02:00 PM

I failed my goodreads challenge last year, not read much at all in last few months. Will try this again this year.

vivatoto56 01/01/13 02:01 PM

1.) Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill
2.) The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker
3.) The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
4.) Legion - William Peter Blatty
5.) House Of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielweski
6.) The Terror - Dan Simmons
7.) Ghosts of Manhattan - George Mann
8.) Ghost Road Blues - Jonathan Maberry
9.) The Passage - Justin Cronin
10.) The Lost - Jack Ketchum
11.) Horns - Joe Hill
12.) Koko - Peter Straub
13.) Children of the Night - Dan Simmons
14.) Julia - Peter Straub
15.) Dead Man's Song - Jonathan Maberry
16.) Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons
17.) If You Could See Me Now - Peter Straub
18.) 20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill
19.) Song Of Kali - Dan Simmons
20.) Summer Of Night - Dan Simmons
21.) Shadowland - Peter Straub
22.) Dominion - Bentley Little
23.) A Winter Haunting - Dan Simmons
24.) N0S4A2 - Joe Hill
25.) Locke and Key: Welcome To Lovecraft - Joe Hill
26.) Mystery - Peter Straub
27.) Bad Moon Rising - Jonathan Maberry
28.) The Vanishing - Bentley Little
29.) Joyland - Stephen King
30.) Archangel - Mike Connor
31.) The Throat - Peter Straub
32.) Swan Song - Robert McCammon
33.) Locke and Key: Head Games - Joe Hill
34.) At the Mountains of Madness - H.P. Lovecraft
35.) Night Shift - Stephen King
36.) The Hellfire Club - Peter Straub
37.) Harbor - John Ajvide Lindqvist
38.) They Thirst - Robert McCammon
39.) Desert Places - Blake Crouch
40.) 13 Bullets - David Wellington
41.) Baal - Robert McCammon
42.) The Rising - Brian Keene
43.) Dead of Night - Jonathon Maberry
44.) The Wolf's Hour - Robert McCammon
45.) Let The Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist
46.) Dracula - Bram Stoker
47.) Locke and Key: Crown of Shadows - Joe Hill
48.) Red - Jack Ketchum
49.) The Night Boat - Robert McCammon
50.) Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
51.) Bethany's Sin - Robert McCammon
52.) Off Season - Jack Ketchum
53.) Prey - Graham Masterton
54.) Offspring - Jack Ketchum
55.) The Abominable - Dan Simmons
56.) The Cellar - Richard Laymon
57.) The Great and Secret Show - Clive Barker
58.) Cover - Jack Ketchum
59.) Mystery Walk - Robert McCammon
60.) The Beast House - Richard Laymon
61.) Stinger - Robert McCammon
62.) She Wakes - Jack Ketchum
63.) Usher's Passing - Robert Mccammon
64.) The Twelve - Justin Cronin
65.) Suffer The Children - John Saul

itsmesean0630 01/01/13 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by itsmesean0630 (Post 100215742)
2012 List
1. Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins, 2010)
2. The Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach, 2011)
3. Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare, ~1591)
4. The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes, 2011)
5. World War Z (Max Brooks, 2006)
6. Freedom (Jonathan Franzen, 2010)
7. Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, 1996)
8. Nine Stories (J.D. Salinger, 1953)
9. The New York Trilogy (Paul Auster, 1984)
10. A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin, 1996)
11. Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West (Cormac McCarthy, 1985)
12. The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros, 1984)
13. Post Office (Charles Bukowski, 1971)
14. In Our Time (Ernest Hemingway, 1925)
15. Factotum (Charles Bukowski, 1975)
16. Women (Charles Bukowski, 1978)
17. Ham on Rye (Charles Bukowski, 1982)
18. Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller, 1949)
19. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (J.R.R. Tolkien, 1937)
20. Hollywood (Charles Bukowski, 1989)


I was able to finish 20 books for the year. Very pleased with that. Pretty much read all of Bukowski's bibliography, save for Pulp and some short stories. Definitely going to read Pulp at some point. For now, I'm gonna start 2013 with The Shining by Stephen King.

odizzle_word 01/01/13 05:38 PM

Only read 18 books last year, will try to reach at least 20 this time around. Goodreads profile here.

Starting of the year with NW and Lost at Sea.

zbrmike79 01/01/13 06:39 PM

maybe i'll update more this year

1. Both Flesh and Not (David Foster Wallace, 2012)

Ryan Gardner 01/01/13 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by vivatoto56 (Post 117201272)
Sweet, I'm in this year, totally read a book this morning too.

1.) Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill

I need to read his books

vivatoto56 01/01/13 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Ryan Gardner (Post 117211302)
I need to read his books


I haven't read Horns yet but HSB is absolutely fantastic. Terrifying and surprisingly fast paced, there's basically a new plot twist on every single page. Compare this to his King's first book, Carrie, and he's already off to a better start than his father. This is going to be a hell of an interesting career to follow.

Dave Diddy 01/01/13 09:35 PM

Finished 23 books in 2012. Shooting for 25 in 2013.

1. The Orphan Master's Son (Adam Johnson)
2. The Fault In Our Stars (John Green)
3. Mistborn (Brandon Sanderson)
4. The Blade Itself (Joe Abercrombie)
5. The Templar Legacy (Steve Berry)
6. Before They Are Hanged (Joe Abercrombie)
7. Last Argument Of Kings (Joe Abercrombie)
8. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Sea of Monsters (Rick Riordan)
9. The Other Lands (David Anthony Durham)
10. The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)
11. Retribution Falls (Chris Wooding)
12. The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
13. Lone Survivor (Marcus Luttrell)
14. Sacred Band (David Anthony Durham)
15. The Yiddish Policemen's Union (Michael Chabon)
16. Under The Banner Of Heaven (Jon Krakauer)
17. Gardens of the Moon - Malazan Book #1 (Steven Erikson)
18. Survivor (Chuck Palahniuk)
19. The Republic of Thieves (Scott Lynch)
20. Allegiant (Veronica Roth)
21. Shantaram (Gregory David Roberts)
22. Inferno (Dan Brown)
23. Shogun (James Clavell) CURRENTLY READING