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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#381  Postby Blip » Dec 13, 2020 10:11 am

Well done crazyfitter! :cheers:
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#382  Postby don't get me started » Dec 15, 2020 1:19 am

1. The Bilingual Mind and What it Tells us About language and Thought - Aneta Pavlenko
2. Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse - Olcay Sert
3. The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology - Alexandra Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon (Eds.)
4. Rethinking Language, Mind, and World Dialogically : Interactional and Contextual Theories of Human Sense-Making – Per Linnel
5. Salvation - Peter F Hamilton
6. The Expression of Negation - Laurence R. Horn (Ed.)
7. Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind - Arthur Zajon
8. Bad Words and What They Say About Us - Philip Gooden
9 & 10. Tintin on the Moon - Herge
11. The East, the West and Sex: A History - Richard Bernstein
12. A Pragmatic Approach to English Language Teaching and Production - Lala U. Takeda and Megumi Okugiri (Eds.)
13. Salvation Lost - Peter F. Hamilton
14. The Written Language Bias in Linguistics: Its Nature, Origins and Transformations- Per Linnel
15. Who Cut the Cheese? A Cultural History of the Fart - Jim Dawson
16. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue - John McWhorter
17. The Book of Humans: A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War and the Evolution of Us – Adam Rutherford
18. The Secret Lives of Colour - Kassia St CLair
19. Number - Greville G. Corbett
20. The Land of Black Gold -Herge
21. Universals of Human Language (Vol 3) - Joseph Greenberg (Ed).
22. Survivors of Stalingrad: Eyewitness Accounts from the Sixth Army, 1942-1943 - Reinhold Busch
23. How to be Human: The Ultimate Guide to Your Amazing Existence - New Scientist
24. The Odditorium: The Tricksters, Eccentrics, Deviants and Inventors Whose Obsessions Changed the World - David Bramwell & Jo Keeling
25. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War - Mary Roach
26. Possession and Ownership: A Cross-Linguistic Typology- Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald & R. M. W. Dixon (Eds)
27. Pragmatics - Yan Huang
28. Second Language Acquisition Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching - Steven Brown & Jenifer Larson-Hall
30. Possession: Cognitive Sources, Forces and Grammaticalization - Bernd Heine
31. Pravda Ha Ha – Rory Maclean
32. Corpus Linguistics for Pragmatics: A Guide for Research – Christoph Rühleman
33. Language and Perception - George A. Miller & Philip N. Johnson-Laird
35. The Crab With the Golden Claws (Adventures of Tintin). - Herge
36. A Thousand Days of Wonder: A Scientist's Chronicle of His Daughter's Developing Mind - Charles Fernyhough
37. The Death of East Prussia: War and Revenge in Germany’s Easternmost Province – Peter B. Clark.
38. Bastard Tongues: A Trailblazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World’s Lowliest Languages – Derek Bickerton
39 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - Thomas S. Kuhn
40. Cigars of the Pharaoh - Herge
41. Cognitive Foundations of Grammar – Bernd Heine
42. Parts of the body: Cross-linguistic categorization, (Language Sciences Volume 28, Issues 2–3) Edited by Asifa Majid, N.J. Enfield & Miriam van Staden
43. Tintin in the Congo – Herge
44. The Atoms of Language: The Mind’s Hidden Rules of Grammar - Mark C. Baker
45. Man’s Search for Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust - Victor E. Frankl
46. The Story of the Human Body – Daniel Lieberman
47. Pragmatics - Stephen C. Levinson
48. Drunkard’s Tales from Old Prague – Jaroslav Hašek
49. What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves – Benjamin K. Bergen
50. Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries – Kory Stamper
51. Humankind: A Hopeful History – Rutger Bregman
52. The Hydrogen Sonata - Iain M. Banks
53. Atonement – Ian McEwan
54. The Saints of Salvation - Peter F. Hamilton
55. Ethel and Ernest - Raymond Briggs
56. Explanations for Language Universals = Brian Butterworth, Bernard Comrie & Östen Dahl

57. Introducing Language Typology - Edith A. Moravcsik

308 pp.

This was an absolute treasure trove of a book, with a load of really interesting data on how different languages around the world are structured - their similarities and differences, which are often both equally surprising. There was some good data on things like body-part terms, kinship hierarchies, color terminology and a nice section on marked versus unmarked adjectives, showing how, for example, the question form 'How long was the lecture?' is unmarked (i.e. no expectation of length is embedded in the question) whereas the question 'How short was the lecture?' does indicate some markedess in the questioner's attitude. The same goes for other questions - How far, long, tall, big, old etc. It is always the larger, not the smaller term that is used for unmarked questions. The typological rule is given as: 'In English, one member of a pair of antonymic adjectives may be used in both a polar and a neutral sense, while the other member only has the polar interpretation. (p.52.) There were many such insightful rules concerning things like prefixes, suffixes (which are always more common than infixes or circumfixes), consonant clusters, ordering of case/ plural and negative markers in a clause and so on. A really good (and mostly accessible) read. I'll be referring to this book in the future to go over some of the points made.

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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#383  Postby UncertainSloth » Dec 16, 2020 2:09 am

1. new orleans vampires: history and legend - marita woywod crandle - 7/10
2. the darkest part of the woods - ramsey campbell - 8/10
3. paranormal encounters on Britain's roads - peter a mccue - 6/10
4. ten thousand doors of January - alix e harrow - 6/10
5. dead mountain - donnie eichar - 9/10
6. weird words - susie dent - 6/10
7. those across the river - christopher buelman - 8/10
8. odditorium - david bramwell & chum - 9/10
9. busy monsters - william giraldi - 6/10
10. parsnips, buttered - joe lycett - 7/10
11. the pursuit of william abbey - claire north 10/10
12. the horologicon - mark forsyth - 8/10
13. mr mercedes - stephen king 10/10
14. finders keepers - stephen king - 9/10
15. phantom atlas - the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps - edward brooke-hitching - 10/10
16. end of watch - Stephen king - 9/10
17. erebus - Michael Palin - 9/10
18. tales from the black meadow - Chris lambert - 8/10
19. pop goes the weasel - albert jack - 8/10
20. purloined stories - alyne pustanio - 8/10
21. ye old dog & duck - albert jack - 8/10
22. hex - thomas olde heuvelt - 8/10
23. stranger in the woods
24. starve acre
25. dent's modern tribes
26. lovecraft country - matt ruff - 10/10
27. underground - will hunt - 9/10
28. pan's labyrinth - del toro & cornelia funke - 10/10
29. unexplained - some bloke from a podcast - 6/10...
30. bad monkeys - matt ruff - 9/10
31. gossip from the forest - sara maitland - 8/10
32. ghoster - jason arnopp - 8/10
33. the book of koli - m r carey - 8/10
34. platform 7 - louise doughty - 7/10
35. pine - francine toon - 6/10
36. the lost village - neil spring - 8/10 - i like his books, and imber is a story begging to be told, but this one just seemed a little contrived at times

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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#384  Postby Blip » Dec 16, 2020 8:49 am

First 50 here.

51. A Place in the Hills by Michelle Paver
52. A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin
53. When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back by Naja Marie Aidt translated by Denise Newman
54. The Cockroach by Ian McEwan
55. Ghost Stories of Henry James by Henry James
56. Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
57. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
58. Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#385  Postby felltoearth » Dec 16, 2020 5:39 pm

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54. The Cockroach by Ian McEwan


Impressions?


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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#386  Postby Blip » Dec 17, 2020 9:35 am

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54. The Cockroach by Ian McEwan


Impressions?


Here's the review I posted for my other online book group.

'An incisive writer takes on the current British regime with a satirical tribute to Kafka.

'Like my review, it's short. Also good.'
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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#387  Postby crazyfitter » Dec 17, 2020 6:05 pm

J1. Knife - Jo Nesbo
2. Unnatural Causes - Dr Richard Shepherd
3. Pravda Ha Ha - Rory MacLean. Great book, I’ve written a review in What’cha Readin.
4. Triplanetary - EE “Doc” Smith
5. The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell
6. Standing in Another Mans Grave - Ian Rankin
7. Bury My Heart At Wounded knee - Dee Brown
8. A Silent Death - Peter May
9. Letters from an Astrophysicist - Neil de Grasse Tyson
10. The Story of the British Isles - Neil Oliver
11. How To Argue With A Racist - Adam Rutherford
12. Salvation - Peter F. Hamilton
13. Salvation Lost - Peter F. Hamilton
14. Days Without End - Sebastian Barry
15. A Long Long Way - Sebastian Barry
16. Lennox - Craig Russell
17. The Tenth Chamber - Glen Cooper
18. The Racketeer - John Grisham
19. The Testaments - Margaret Atwood
20. the power of the dog - Don Winslow. A reread on my kindle about the ‘war on drugs’
21. Catastrophe - Max Hastings
22. Complicity - Iain Banks
23. Satori - Don Winslow
24. The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
25. The Hypnotist - Lars Kepler
26. Shibumi - Trevanian
27. Blade Runner2 The Edge of Human - K. W. Jeter
28. Walking on Glass - Iain Banks
29. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
30. Pandora’s Star - Peter F Hamilton
31. Judas Unchained - Peter F Hamilton
32. The Puppet Show - M.W. Craven
33. Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardino Evaristo
34. Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers
35. Five Red Herrings - Dorothy L. sayers
36. The Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
37. Heavens Prisoners - James Lee Burke
38. Black Cherry Blues - James Lee Burke
39. Salt Lane - William Shaw
40. Infinity In The Palm of Your Hand - Marcus Chown
41. A Morning for Flamingos - James Lee Burke
42. Bad Monkeys - Matt Ruff
43. The Jealous Kind - James Lee Burke
44. Wayfaring Stranger - James Lee Burke
45. The Shadow King - Maaza Mengiste
46. The Last Voice You Hear - Mick Heron
47. Democracy For Sale. Dark Money and Dirty Politics - Peter Geoghegan
48. Word by Word - Kory Stamper
49. The Saints of Salvation - Peter F Hamilton.
50. Embers of War - Gareth L. Powell
51. In a House of Lies - Ian Rankin. Another reliable series to dip into when struggling for inspiration.

And here’s to the 50 club :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#388  Postby NamelessFaceless » Dec 18, 2020 2:30 pm

Audiobooks in Italics

1. I, Claudius - Robert Graves
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
3. The Man in the Iron Mask - Alexandre Dumas
4. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
5. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

6. How Firm a Foundation: The Story of Florida's First Methodist Church - Wesley S. Odom
7. Ulysses - James Joyce
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (15 books) - Jeff Kinney
9. Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs - John Bloom and Jim Atkinson
10. Tristram Shandy - Laurence Sterne
11. The Haunting of Hill House (and The Summer People) - Shirley Jackson
12. White Rose, Black Forest - Eoin Dempsey
13. Daisy Miller - Henry James
14. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume II - Edgar Allan Poe
15. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
16. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
17. A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
18. The Sign of Four - Arthur Conan Doyle

19. Lady Susan & The Watsons - Jane Austen
20. A Lost Lady - Willa Cather
21. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner (re-read)
22. Villette - Charlotte Bronte
23. Tales of the Jazz Age - F. Scott Fitzgerald
24. Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northup
25. Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers
26.Anthem - Ayn Rand

27. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
28. The Aspern Papers - Henry James
29. We Were Mothers - Katie Sise
30. The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
31. The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
32. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
33. Watership Down - Richard Adams
34. North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
35. Alongside Night - J. Neil Schulman
36. The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot
37. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
38. A Nation's Keeper - James L. Howard
39. The Heart of the Matter - Graham Greene
40. The Jolly Corner - Henry James
41. Into the Water - Paula Hawkins
42. Dox Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
43. Middlemarch - George Eliot
44. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
45. Positive Discipline for Teenagers - Jane Nelson
46. Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
47. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
48. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
49. If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood - Gregg Olsen
50. The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
51. Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger
52. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
53. At Swim-Two-Birds - Flann O'Brien
54. White Fang - Jack London
55. Hard Times - Charles Dickens
56. The Moviegoer - Walker Percy
57. Coronavirus and Christ - John Piper
58. Where Men Win Glory - Jon Krakauer
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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#389  Postby Blip » Dec 22, 2020 3:19 pm

First 50 here.

51. A Place in the Hills by Michelle Paver
52. A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin
53. When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back by Naja Marie Aidt translated by Denise Newman
54. The Cockroach by Ian McEwan
55. Ghost Stories of Henry James by Henry James
56. Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
57. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
58. Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
59. Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#390  Postby felltoearth » Dec 22, 2020 3:27 pm

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54. The Cockroach by Ian McEwan


Impressions?


Here's the review I posted for my other online book group.

'An incisive writer takes on the current British regime with a satirical tribute to Kafka.

'Like my review, it's short. Also good.'

:cheers:

If I’m going to ingest political satire, it may as well be McEwan.


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#391  Postby don't get me started » Dec 24, 2020 12:50 pm

1. The Bilingual Mind and What it Tells us About language and Thought - Aneta Pavlenko
2. Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse - Olcay Sert
3. The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology - Alexandra Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon (Eds.)
4. Rethinking Language, Mind, and World Dialogically : Interactional and Contextual Theories of Human Sense-Making – Per Linnel
5. Salvation - Peter F Hamilton
6. The Expression of Negation - Laurence R. Horn (Ed.)
7. Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind - Arthur Zajon
8. Bad Words and What They Say About Us - Philip Gooden
9 & 10. Tintin on the Moon - Herge
11. The East, the West and Sex: A History - Richard Bernstein
12. A Pragmatic Approach to English Language Teaching and Production - Lala U. Takeda and Megumi Okugiri (Eds.)
13. Salvation Lost - Peter F. Hamilton
14. The Written Language Bias in Linguistics: Its Nature, Origins and Transformations- Per Linnel
15. Who Cut the Cheese? A Cultural History of the Fart - Jim Dawson
16. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue - John McWhorter
17. The Book of Humans: A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War and the Evolution of Us – Adam Rutherford
18. The Secret Lives of Colour - Kassia St CLair
19. Number - Greville G. Corbett
20. The Land of Black Gold -Herge
21. Universals of Human Language (Vol 3) - Joseph Greenberg (Ed).
22. Survivors of Stalingrad: Eyewitness Accounts from the Sixth Army, 1942-1943 - Reinhold Busch
23. How to be Human: The Ultimate Guide to Your Amazing Existence - New Scientist
24. The Odditorium: The Tricksters, Eccentrics, Deviants and Inventors Whose Obsessions Changed the World - David Bramwell & Jo Keeling
25. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War - Mary Roach
26. Possession and Ownership: A Cross-Linguistic Typology- Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald & R. M. W. Dixon (Eds)
27. Pragmatics - Yan Huang
28. Second Language Acquisition Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching - Steven Brown & Jenifer Larson-Hall
30. Possession: Cognitive Sources, Forces and Grammaticalization - Bernd Heine
31. Pravda Ha Ha – Rory Maclean
32. Corpus Linguistics for Pragmatics: A Guide for Research – Christoph Rühleman
33. Language and Perception - George A. Miller & Philip N. Johnson-Laird
35. The Crab With the Golden Claws (Adventures of Tintin). - Herge
36. A Thousand Days of Wonder: A Scientist's Chronicle of His Daughter's Developing Mind - Charles Fernyhough
37. The Death of East Prussia: War and Revenge in Germany’s Easternmost Province – Peter B. Clark.
38. Bastard Tongues: A Trailblazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World’s Lowliest Languages – Derek Bickerton
39 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - Thomas S. Kuhn
40. Cigars of the Pharaoh - Herge
41. Cognitive Foundations of Grammar – Bernd Heine
42. Parts of the body: Cross-linguistic categorization, (Language Sciences Volume 28, Issues 2–3) Edited by Asifa Majid, N.J. Enfield & Miriam van Staden
43. Tintin in the Congo – Herge
44. The Atoms of Language: The Mind’s Hidden Rules of Grammar - Mark C. Baker
45. Man’s Search for Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust - Victor E. Frankl
46. The Story of the Human Body – Daniel Lieberman
47. Pragmatics - Stephen C. Levinson
48. Drunkard’s Tales from Old Prague – Jaroslav Hašek
49. What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves – Benjamin K. Bergen
50. Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries – Kory Stamper
51. Humankind: A Hopeful History – Rutger Bregman
52. The Hydrogen Sonata - Iain M. Banks
53. Atonement – Ian McEwan
54. The Saints of Salvation - Peter F. Hamilton
55. Ethel and Ernest - Raymond Briggs
56. Explanations for Language Universals = Brian Butterworth, Bernard Comrie & Östen Dahl
57. Introducing Language Typology - Edith A. Moravcsik

58. Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories - Svetlana Alexievich (Trans Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky)

This is a collection of memoirs by people who were children in the Soviet Union during the Second World War. Each entry is brief, some barely couple of pages long. Each one is prefaced with the name of the person, their age at the time of the vents described and their current occupation. The voices are raw and harrowing and it is truly horrifying to reflect that the terrible, inhuman, bestial events recounted were experienced by seven year olds, five year olds, ten year olds.

The truly monstrous nature of the Nazi assault is reinforced time and time again. This was a total war in which the invaders were bent on exterminating tens of millions of people - through bombing, shooting, starvation, exposure, hanging, beating to death and any other method at hand. The echoes of the wartime experiences and the pain still felt decades after the war is clear. The author leaves the victims to speak for themselves and the translators have done a fantastic job capturing the voices of the witnesses and rendering them into idiomatic, personal and accessible English. Not a book for those who suffer from nightmares.

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#392  Postby UncertainSloth » Dec 27, 2020 8:04 am

1. new orleans vampires: history and legend - marita woywod crandle - 7/10
2. the darkest part of the woods - ramsey campbell - 8/10
3. paranormal encounters on Britain's roads - peter a mccue - 6/10
4. ten thousand doors of January - alix e harrow - 6/10
5. dead mountain - donnie eichar - 9/10
6. weird words - susie dent - 6/10
7. those across the river - christopher buelman - 8/10
8. odditorium - david bramwell & chum - 9/10
9. busy monsters - william giraldi - 6/10
10. parsnips, buttered - joe lycett - 7/10
11. the pursuit of william abbey - claire north 10/10
12. the horologicon - mark forsyth - 8/10
13. mr mercedes - stephen king 10/10
14. finders keepers - stephen king - 9/10
15. phantom atlas - the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps - edward brooke-hitching - 10/10
16. end of watch - Stephen king - 9/10
17. erebus - Michael Palin - 9/10
18. tales from the black meadow - Chris lambert - 8/10
19. pop goes the weasel - albert jack - 8/10
20. purloined stories - alyne pustanio - 8/10
21. ye old dog & duck - albert jack - 8/10
22. hex - thomas olde heuvelt - 8/10
23. stranger in the woods
24. starve acre
25. dent's modern tribes
26. lovecraft country - matt ruff - 10/10
27. underground - will hunt - 9/10
28. pan's labyrinth - del toro & cornelia funke - 10/10
29. unexplained - some bloke from a podcast - 6/10...
30. bad monkeys - matt ruff - 9/10
31. gossip from the forest - sara maitland - 8/10
32. ghoster - jason arnopp - 8/10
33. the book of koli - m r carey - 8/10
34. platform 7 - louise doughty - 7/10
35. pine - francine toon - 6/10
36. the lost village - neil spring - 8/10
37. year one - nora roberts - 8/10

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#393  Postby Blip » Dec 29, 2020 9:26 am

First 50 here.

51. A Place in the Hills by Michelle Paver
52. A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin
53. When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back by Naja Marie Aidt translated by Denise Newman
54. The Cockroach by Ian McEwan
55. Ghost Stories of Henry James by Henry James
56. Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
57. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
58. Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
59. Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
60. Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
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#394  Postby crazyfitter » Dec 29, 2020 1:55 pm

1. Knife - Jo Nesbo
2. Unnatural Causes - Dr Richard Shepherd
3. Pravda Ha Ha - Rory MacLean. Great book, I’ve written a review in What’cha Readin.
4. Triplanetary - EE “Doc” Smith
5. The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell
6. Standing in Another Mans Grave - Ian Rankin
7. Bury My Heart At Wounded knee - Dee Brown
8. A Silent Death - Peter May
9. Letters from an Astrophysicist - Neil de Grasse Tyson
10. The Story of the British Isles - Neil Oliver
11. How To Argue With A Racist - Adam Rutherford
12. Salvation - Peter F. Hamilton
13. Salvation Lost - Peter F. Hamilton
14. Days Without End - Sebastian Barry
15. A Long Long Way - Sebastian Barry
16. Lennox - Craig Russell
17. The Tenth Chamber - Glen Cooper
18. The Racketeer - John Grisham
19. The Testaments - Margaret Atwood
20. the power of the dog - Don Winslow. A reread on my kindle about the ‘war on drugs’
21. Catastrophe - Max Hastings
22. Complicity - Iain Banks
23. Satori - Don Winslow
24. The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
25. The Hypnotist - Lars Kepler
26. Shibumi - Trevanian
27. Blade Runner2 The Edge of Human - K. W. Jeter
28. Walking on Glass - Iain Banks
29. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
30. Pandora’s Star - Peter F Hamilton
31. Judas Unchained - Peter F Hamilton
32. The Puppet Show - M.W. Craven
33. Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardino Evaristo
34. Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers
35. Five Red Herrings - Dorothy L. sayers
36. The Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
37. Heavens Prisoners - James Lee Burke
38. Black Cherry Blues - James Lee Burke
39. Salt Lane - William Shaw
40. Infinity In The Palm of Your Hand - Marcus Chown
41. A Morning for Flamingos - James Lee Burke
42. Bad Monkeys - Matt Ruff
43. The Jealous Kind - James Lee Burke
44. Wayfaring Stranger - James Lee Burke
45. The Shadow King - Maaza Mengiste
46. The Last Voice You Hear - Mick Heron
47. Democracy For Sale. Dark Money and Dirty Politics - Peter Geoghegan
48. Word by Word - Kory Stamper
49. The Saints of Salvation - Peter F Hamilton.
50. Embers of War - Gareth L. Powell
51. In a House of Lies - Ian Rankin. Another reliable series to dip into when struggling for inspiration
52. The Three-Body Problem - Cixin Liu
53. The Dark Forest - Cixin Liu
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#395  Postby crazyfitter » Dec 31, 2020 8:36 pm

:cheers: And my final book of the year, squeezing in just in time

54. Death’s End - Cixin Liu

Happy New Year everyone :cheers:
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#396  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 01, 2021 1:32 am

well done, all!

happy new year & see you in the 2021 thread :cheers:
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#397  Postby Blip » Jan 01, 2021 11:36 am

Happy New Year, fellow readers! :cheers:
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