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no title While I didn't entirely make it, having read 48 out the 50 books, I feel I am close enough to call this task COMPLETE & I also feel I am done with books for the remainder of the year. I think from now until December 31, I'll read my back-log of magazines and start fresh with this whole book thing in 2017.

Some of these books were part of a meme [livejournal.com profile] fansee posted about & that I decided to play with. The meme challenges are marked in RED.
Some of these books were part of my bookclub & are marked in BLUE.
Some of these books were rereads & are marked in GREEN.
I've done the colors, mainly, to make this post prettier :)

1_The Aspirin Age: 1919 to 1941 Edited by Isabel Leighton

2_Anathem by Neal Stephenson

3_Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

4_The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

5_Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien

6_The Martian by Andy Weir

7_Lord of the Rings: The Two Tower by JRR Tolkien

8_Lord of the Rings: Return of the King by JRR Tolkien

9_The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

10_A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

11_The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

12_Pull Yourself Together, Baby by Sylvia of Hollywood)

13_Downbelow Station by CJ Cherryh

14_The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin

15_Try again a book that was previously abandoned_Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs

16_Book first read in school_Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner

17_Book that I've already read_Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O'Hara: A memoir by Joe LeSueur

18_Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

19_An Elegant Gathering of White Snows by Kris Radish

20_Solaris by Stanisław Lem

21_Book that intimidates me_Under the Dome by Stephen King

22_2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke

23_Foundation by Issac Asimov

24_Book that can be finished in a day_Breakfast at Tiffany's by Trumen Capote

25_A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

26_Book that has been banned_The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Hadden

27_Book published before I was born_Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

28_Book recommended by spouse or child_Aaron_Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

29_Book recommendation by librarian or bookseller_bookseller_Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

30_Book I own but have not read_Sabriel by Garth Nix

31_Being Mortal_Atul Gawande

32_Book I've been meaning to read_Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

33_The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art_Sebastian Smee

34_Book published this year_The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neal Gaiman

35_Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

36_Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

37_The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien

38_Redfield Farm by Judith Redline Coopey

39_Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein

40_Dream Brother by David Brownef

41_Jasper Johns: Privileged Information by Jill Johnston

42_Popism: The Warhol Sixties by Andy Warhol & Pat Hackett

43_Off the Wall: A Portrait of Robert Rauschenberg by Calvin Tomkins

45_The Life & Adventures of Santa Clause by L Frank Baum

46_His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

47_His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

48_His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

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Date: 2016-12-23 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] secretsolitaire.livejournal.com
So which ones were the best of the lot? :)

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Date: 2016-12-23 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gaeln.livejournal.com
Which I interpret as meaning what would I reread. Hummm...probably
Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Pull Yourself Together, Baby by Sylvia of Hollywood (seriously! I've already reread this wee tiny book three time because she just makes me smile, her attitude, her odd-to-me 1940s concerns, just all of it)

Foundation by Issac Asimov (I am planning on reread this plus reading the others in the series next year)

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein

And I probably reread His Dark Materials again, Pullman is just so good.

So basically science fiction/ fantasy :) Thanks for asking!

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Date: 2016-12-23 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] techgirl-on-ij.livejournal.com
48 books in one year is amazing! I think I've read 5. I don't know what's wrong with me but I just can't get lost in books anymore.

Well done, you!

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Date: 2016-12-23 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gaeln.livejournal.com
Oh sweetie, I would feel so lost without books but then, they have always been my escape. Maybe it's just that your reading likes have changed and you haven't yet found a new genre. I know what that's like because I used to read a ton of fanfic and now don't. And I find I do miss it. Oh well :)

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Date: 2016-12-24 11:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] techgirl-on-ij.livejournal.com
I do feel lost without books. For as long as I can remember they've been such a huge part of my life. Now I stand in front of my bookcase at least once a week, looking at all my beautiful books only to sigh and walk away empty handed.

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Date: 2016-12-24 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gaeln.livejournal.com
Sorry but that makes me feel a little sad but I will assume that you just have so much positive going on in RL that you don't need an escape :)

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Date: 2017-01-02 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] techgirl-on-ij.livejournal.com
Guess what? I just finished book #1 for 2017! It was short and an easy read but still, yay me :) Your lists are very inspiring.

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Date: 2017-01-05 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gaeln.livejournal.com
Most excellent!! And thank you :) I am a lover of lists because without them, I am scattered.

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Date: 2017-01-05 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gaeln.livejournal.com
Also, what was book #1 for 2017?

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Date: 2016-12-23 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] connorblond.livejournal.com
I could never do that. I have to read where my mood takes me.
A list like that would drive me bonkers.

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Date: 2016-12-23 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gaeln.livejournal.com
Except for the bookclub books, all of these were read because they were where my mood took me, decided on one at a time, week by week. I do like sometimes picking books to a certain criteria like fansee's little book challenge. Otherwise, these books are the road I travelled throughout the year :)

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