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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#121  Postby UncertainSloth » May 19, 2018 2:57 pm

1. notes from the upside down: inside the world of stranger things - guy adams - 8/10
2. mythos - stephen fry - 9/10
3. how to stop time - matt haig - 9/10
4. fever dream - samanta schweblin - 8/10
5. tourmaline - james brogden - 9/10
6. the silent companions - laura purcell - 9/10
7. the surgeon of crowthorne - simon winchester - 8/10
8. the storm watcher - graham joyce - 8/10
9. the unseen - roy jacobsen - 8/10
10. the white city (down station 2) - simon morden - 8/10
11. the little stranger - sarah waters - 9/10
12. the pigeon - patrick suskind - 7/10
13. mr foreigner- matthew kneale - 8/10
14. arcadia - iain pears - 8/10
15. the children's home - charles lambert - 7/10
16. weird. dark. - luke smitherd - 8/10
17. the ghost hunters - neil spring - 9/10
18. the stone man - luke smitherd - and there it is, 10/10
19. reasons to stay alive - matt haig - 8/10
20. house of spines - michael j malone - 7/10
21. devil's day - andrew michael hurley - 10/10
22. limits of enchantment - graham joyce - 9/10
23. dream london - tony ballantyne - shite/10
24. rawblood - catriona ward - 9/10
25. underground railroad - colson whitehead - 9/10
26. the vanishing - sophia tobin - 7/10
27. reservoir 13 - jon macgregor - 8/10
28. norse mythology - neil gaiman - 9/10 - he mentions in the introduction about growing up on roger lancelyn green's retellings and, as someone who devoured his greek myths over and over again as a child, i can see the influence here...better than fry's mythos in that it avoid any modern clunkiness...

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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#122  Postby Fallible » May 20, 2018 9:39 am

1. The Unseen - Roy Jacobsen.
2. Man's Search For Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl.
3. The Sellout - Paul Beatty.
4. How to Stop Time - Matt Haig.
5. 4 3 2 1- Paul Auster.
6. The Lost Village - Neil Spring.
7. The Dog Stars - Peter Heller.
8. Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt Haig.
9. The Vanishing - Sophia Tobin.
10. The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau - Graeme Macrae Burnet.
11. Sleeping Beauties - Stephen King & Owen King.

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Reminded me of 'older' Stephen King. 4/5.

12. After Me Comes the Flood - Sarah Perry.

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A puzzling little volume, with an odd dream-like quality in places. 4/5.
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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#123  Postby NamelessFaceless » May 21, 2018 2:28 am

Audiobooks in Italics.

1. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
2. Ask the Dust - John Fante
3. Gerald's Game - Stephen King
4. Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot - Michael Arntfield
5. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
6. Prison Noir - Short story collection by various authors edited by Joyce Carol Oates
7. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
9. Crown Heights - Colin Warner, Carl King, and Holly Lorincz
10. The Price of Inequality - Joseph E. Stiglitz
11. No Coming Back - Keith Houghton
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
[i]13. In the Light of the Garden - Heather Burch

14. Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men - Harold Schechter
15. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
16. Twist of Faith - Ellen J. Green
17. The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
18. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (read by Elijah Wood)
19. The Girl With All the Gifts - M.R. Carey
20. The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders - Anthony Flacco (read by the author)
21. Dracula - Bram Stoker (read by Alan Cummings, Tim Curry, and more)
22. The Art of War - Sun Tzu
23. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (read by Scarlett Johanssen)

24. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonassen
25. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (read by Kenneth Branagh)
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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#124  Postby UncertainSloth » May 24, 2018 8:02 am

1. notes from the upside down: inside the world of stranger things - guy adams - 8/10
2. mythos - stephen fry - 9/10
3. how to stop time - matt haig - 9/10
4. fever dream - samanta schweblin - 8/10
5. tourmaline - james brogden - 9/10
6. the silent companions - laura purcell - 9/10
7. the surgeon of crowthorne - simon winchester - 8/10
8. the storm watcher - graham joyce - 8/10
9. the unseen - roy jacobsen - 8/10
10. the white city (down station 2) - simon morden - 8/10
11. the little stranger - sarah waters - 9/10
12. the pigeon - patrick suskind - 7/10
13. mr foreigner- matthew kneale - 8/10
14. arcadia - iain pears - 8/10
15. the children's home - charles lambert - 7/10
16. weird. dark. - luke smitherd - 8/10
17. the ghost hunters - neil spring - 9/10
18. the stone man - luke smitherd - and there it is, 10/10
19. reasons to stay alive - matt haig - 8/10
20. house of spines - michael j malone - 7/10
21. devil's day - andrew michael hurley - 10/10
22. limits of enchantment - graham joyce - 9/10
23. dream london - tony ballantyne - shite/10
24. rawblood - catriona ward - 9/10
25. underground railroad - colson whitehead - 9/10
26. the vanishing - sophia tobin - 7/10
27. reservoir 13 - jon macgregor - 8/10
28. norse mythology - neil gaiman - 9/10
29. under a watchful eye - adam nevill - 9/10 - love his dark, grim view on horror...something deliciously lovecraftian about elements of his writing

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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#125  Postby Blip » May 24, 2018 8:57 am

I'm certainly not going to read as many books as in the last couple of years, but I like to have a record and to see other people's choices, so here's my total so far.

1. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene
2. Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
3. Learning to Look at Paintings by Mary Acton
4. The Courage to be Disliked by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi
5. Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
6. Learning to Look at Modern Art by Mary Acton
7. Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew Hollis
8. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
9. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin
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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#126  Postby UncertainSloth » May 24, 2018 9:12 am

that's what i like about this thread, seeing what others are reading/listening to...i've picked up a few books from people's lists over the years
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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#127  Postby crazyfitter » May 24, 2018 8:42 pm

1. The Associate - John Grisham. A nice re-read in my sickbed.
2. Galveston - Nic Pizzolatto
3. Magpie Murders - Anthony Horowitz
4. Nobody Walks - Mick Herron
5. A Darkness More Than Night - Michael Connelly
6. Reconstruction - Mick Herron
7. Death in the Rainy Season - Anna Jaquirty
8. Down Cemetery Road - Mick Herron
9. The Courier - Ava McCarthy
10. Locked Rooms - Laurie R. King
11. The Venetian Game - Philip Gwynne Jones
12. Dodgers - Bill Beverly
13. Hack - Kieran Crowley
14. Stasi Child - David Young
15. The Player of Games - Iain M Banks. Reread
16. The Whisperers - John Connolly. Reread
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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#128  Postby NamelessFaceless » May 26, 2018 4:02 pm

Audiobooks in Italics.

1. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
2. Ask the Dust - John Fante
3. Gerald's Game - Stephen King
4. Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot - Michael Arntfield
5. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
6. Prison Noir - Short story collection by various authors edited by Joyce Carol Oates
7. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
9. Crown Heights - Colin Warner, Carl King, and Holly Lorincz
10. The Price of Inequality - Joseph E. Stiglitz
11. No Coming Back - Keith Houghton
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
[i]13. In the Light of the Garden - Heather Burch

14. Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men - Harold Schechter
15. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
16. Twist of Faith - Ellen J. Green
17. The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
18. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (read by Elijah Wood)
19. The Girl With All the Gifts - M.R. Carey
20. The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders - Anthony Flacco (read by the author)
21. Dracula - Bram Stoker (read by Alan Cummings, Tim Curry, and more)
22. The Art of War - Sun Tzu
23. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (read by Scarlett Johanssen)

24. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonassen
25. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (read by Kenneth Branagh)
26. The Unseen World - Liz Moore
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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#129  Postby UncertainSloth » May 29, 2018 7:48 pm

1. notes from the upside down: inside the world of stranger things - guy adams - 8/10
2. mythos - stephen fry - 9/10
3. how to stop time - matt haig - 9/10
4. fever dream - samanta schweblin - 8/10
5. tourmaline - james brogden - 9/10
6. the silent companions - laura purcell - 9/10
7. the surgeon of crowthorne - simon winchester - 8/10
8. the storm watcher - graham joyce - 8/10
9. the unseen - roy jacobsen - 8/10
10. the white city (down station 2) - simon morden - 8/10
11. the little stranger - sarah waters - 9/10
12. the pigeon - patrick suskind - 7/10
13. mr foreigner- matthew kneale - 8/10
14. arcadia - iain pears - 8/10
15. the children's home - charles lambert - 7/10
16. weird. dark. - luke smitherd - 8/10
17. the ghost hunters - neil spring - 9/10
18. the stone man - luke smitherd - and there it is, 10/10
19. reasons to stay alive - matt haig - 8/10
20. house of spines - michael j malone - 7/10
21. devil's day - andrew michael hurley - 10/10
22. limits of enchantment - graham joyce - 9/10
23. dream london - tony ballantyne - shite/10
24. rawblood - catriona ward - 9/10
25. underground railroad - colson whitehead - 9/10
26. the vanishing - sophia tobin - 7/10
27. reservoir 13 - jon macgregor - 8/10
28. norse mythology - neil gaiman - 9/10
29. under a watchful eye - adam nevill - 9/10
30. disappearance of adele bedeau - graeme mcrae burnet - 9/10....love his writing - his bloody project was one of my favourite books last year - this take on a french detective novel reminded me of maupassant in places...

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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#130  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jun 02, 2018 4:28 pm

Audiobooks in Italics.

1. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
2. Ask the Dust - John Fante
3. Gerald's Game - Stephen King
4. Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot - Michael Arntfield
5. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
6. Prison Noir - Short story collection by various authors edited by Joyce Carol Oates
7. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
9. Crown Heights - Colin Warner, Carl King, and Holly Lorincz
10. The Price of Inequality - Joseph E. Stiglitz
11. No Coming Back - Keith Houghton
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
[i]13. In the Light of the Garden - Heather Burch

14. Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men - Harold Schechter
15. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
16. Twist of Faith - Ellen J. Green
17. The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
18. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (read by Elijah Wood)
19. The Girl With All the Gifts - M.R. Carey
20. The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders - Anthony Flacco (read by the author)
21. Dracula - Bram Stoker (read by Alan Cummings, Tim Curry, and more)
22. The Art of War - Sun Tzu
23. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (read by Scarlett Johanssen)

24. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonassen
25. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (read by Kenneth Branagh)
26. The Unseen World - Liz Moore
27. The Descendants - Kaui Hart Hemmings
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#131  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jun 02, 2018 9:49 pm

Audiobooks in Italics.

1. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
2. Ask the Dust - John Fante
3. Gerald's Game - Stephen King
4. Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot - Michael Arntfield
5. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
6. Prison Noir - Short story collection by various authors edited by Joyce Carol Oates
7. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
9. Crown Heights - Colin Warner, Carl King, and Holly Lorincz
10. The Price of Inequality - Joseph E. Stiglitz
11. No Coming Back - Keith Houghton
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
[i]13. In the Light of the Garden - Heather Burch

14. Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men - Harold Schechter
15. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
16. Twist of Faith - Ellen J. Green
17. The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
18. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (read by Elijah Wood)
19. The Girl With All the Gifts - M.R. Carey
20. The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders - Anthony Flacco (read by the author)
21. Dracula - Bram Stoker (read by Alan Cummings, Tim Curry, and more)
22. The Art of War - Sun Tzu
23. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (read by Scarlett Johanssen)

24. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonassen
25. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (read by Kenneth Branagh)
26. The Unseen World - Liz Moore
27. The Descendants - Kaui Hart Hemmings
28. The Trial - Franz Kafka
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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#132  Postby Blip » Jun 05, 2018 8:40 am

1. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene
2. Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
3. Learning to Look at Paintings by Mary Acton
4. The Courage to be Disliked by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi
5. Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
6. Learning to Look at Modern Art by Mary Acton
7. Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew Hollis
8. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
9. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin
10. Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid

Hamid is a great, imaginative writer; I recommend all his novels.
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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#133  Postby UncertainSloth » Jun 08, 2018 8:11 pm

1. notes from the upside down: inside the world of stranger things - guy adams - 8/10
2. mythos - stephen fry - 9/10
3. how to stop time - matt haig - 9/10
4. fever dream - samanta schweblin - 8/10
5. tourmaline - james brogden - 9/10
6. the silent companions - laura purcell - 9/10
7. the surgeon of crowthorne - simon winchester - 8/10
8. the storm watcher - graham joyce - 8/10
9. the unseen - roy jacobsen - 8/10
10. the white city (down station 2) - simon morden - 8/10
11. the little stranger - sarah waters - 9/10
12. the pigeon - patrick suskind - 7/10
13. mr foreigner- matthew kneale - 8/10
14. arcadia - iain pears - 8/10
15. the children's home - charles lambert - 7/10
16. weird. dark. - luke smitherd - 8/10
17. the ghost hunters - neil spring - 9/10
18. the stone man - luke smitherd - and there it is, 10/10
19. reasons to stay alive - matt haig - 8/10
20. house of spines - michael j malone - 7/10
21. devil's day - andrew michael hurley - 10/10
22. limits of enchantment - graham joyce - 9/10
23. dream london - tony ballantyne - shite/10
24. rawblood - catriona ward - 9/10
25. underground railroad - colson whitehead - 9/10
26. the vanishing - sophia tobin - 7/10
27. reservoir 13 - jon macgregor - 8/10
28. norse mythology - neil gaiman - 9/10
29. under a watchful eye - adam nevill - 9/10
30. disappearance of adele bedeau - graeme mcrae burnet - 9/10
31. testament of vida tremayne - sarah vincent - 9/10 - very character and relationship driven psychological thriller with an extra edge to it...well worth a read

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Re: Book Challenge 2018

#134  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jun 13, 2018 1:20 pm

Audiobooks in Italics.

1. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
2. Ask the Dust - John Fante
3. Gerald's Game - Stephen King
4. Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot - Michael Arntfield
5. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
6. Prison Noir - Short story collection by various authors edited by Joyce Carol Oates
7. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
9. Crown Heights - Colin Warner, Carl King, and Holly Lorincz
10. The Price of Inequality - Joseph E. Stiglitz
11. No Coming Back - Keith Houghton
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
[i]13. In the Light of the Garden - Heather Burch

14. Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men - Harold Schechter
15. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
16. Twist of Faith - Ellen J. Green
17. The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
18. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (read by Elijah Wood)
19. The Girl With All the Gifts - M.R. Carey
20. The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders - Anthony Flacco (read by the author)
21. Dracula - Bram Stoker (read by Alan Cummings, Tim Curry, and more)
22. The Art of War - Sun Tzu
23. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (read by Scarlett Johanssen)

24. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonassen
25. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (read by Kenneth Branagh)
26. The Unseen World - Liz Moore
27. The Descendants - Kaui Hart Hemmings
28. The Trial - Franz Kafka
29. Zodiac - Robert Graysmith
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#135  Postby Fallible » Jun 16, 2018 1:24 pm

1. The Unseen - Roy Jacobsen.
2. Man's Search For Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl.
3. The Sellout - Paul Beatty.
4. How to Stop Time - Matt Haig.
5. 4 3 2 1- Paul Auster.
6. The Lost Village - Neil Spring.
7. The Dog Stars - Peter Heller.
8. Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt Haig.
9. The Vanishing - Sophia Tobin.
10. The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau - Graeme Macrae Burnet.
11. Sleeping Beauties - Stephen King & Owen King.
12. After Me Comes the Flood - Sarah Perry.
13. The Power - Naomi Alderman.

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14. Beneath the Lake - Christopher Ransom.

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#136  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jun 18, 2018 7:51 pm

Audiobooks in Italics.

1. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
2. Ask the Dust - John Fante
3. Gerald's Game - Stephen King
4. Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot - Michael Arntfield
5. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
6. Prison Noir - Short story collection by various authors edited by Joyce Carol Oates
7. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
9. Crown Heights - Colin Warner, Carl King, and Holly Lorincz
10. The Price of Inequality - Joseph E. Stiglitz
11. No Coming Back - Keith Houghton
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
[i]13. In the Light of the Garden - Heather Burch

14. Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men - Harold Schechter
15. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
16. Twist of Faith - Ellen J. Green
17. The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
18. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (read by Elijah Wood)
19. The Girl With All the Gifts - M.R. Carey
20. The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders - Anthony Flacco (read by the author)
21. Dracula - Bram Stoker (read by Alan Cummings, Tim Curry, and more)
22. The Art of War - Sun Tzu
23. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (read by Scarlett Johanssen)

24. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonassen
25. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (read by Kenneth Branagh)
26. The Unseen World - Liz Moore
27. The Descendants - Kaui Hart Hemmings
28. The Trial - Franz Kafka
29. Zodiac - Robert Graysmith
30. The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro
31. How Parking Enforcement Stole My Soul - Ben Friedrich
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#137  Postby UncertainSloth » Jun 19, 2018 8:12 pm

1. notes from the upside down: inside the world of stranger things - guy adams - 8/10
2. mythos - stephen fry - 9/10
3. how to stop time - matt haig - 9/10
4. fever dream - samanta schweblin - 8/10
5. tourmaline - james brogden - 9/10
6. the silent companions - laura purcell - 9/10
7. the surgeon of crowthorne - simon winchester - 8/10
8. the storm watcher - graham joyce - 8/10
9. the unseen - roy jacobsen - 8/10
10. the white city (down station 2) - simon morden - 8/10
11. the little stranger - sarah waters - 9/10
12. the pigeon - patrick suskind - 7/10
13. mr foreigner- matthew kneale - 8/10
14. arcadia - iain pears - 8/10
15. the children's home - charles lambert - 7/10
16. weird. dark. - luke smitherd - 8/10
17. the ghost hunters - neil spring - 9/10
18. the stone man - luke smitherd - and there it is, 10/10
19. reasons to stay alive - matt haig - 8/10
20. house of spines - michael j malone - 7/10
21. devil's day - andrew michael hurley - 10/10
22. limits of enchantment - graham joyce - 9/10
23. dream london - tony ballantyne - shite/10
24. rawblood - catriona ward - 9/10
25. underground railroad - colson whitehead - 9/10
26. the vanishing - sophia tobin - 7/10
27. reservoir 13 - jon macgregor - 8/10
28. norse mythology - neil gaiman - 9/10
29. under a watchful eye - adam nevill - 9/10
30. disappearance of adele bedeau - graeme mcrae burnet - 9/10
31. testament of vida tremayne - sarah vincent - 9/10
32. physics of the dead - luke smitherd - 9/10 - another great book by my new discovery...not quite the stone man for me, but he's full of ideas and can write a fairly decent ending, which seems to be a rarity these days...

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#138  Postby Blip » Jun 23, 2018 6:19 am

1. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene
2. Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
3. Learning to Look at Paintings by Mary Acton
4. The Courage to be Disliked by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi
5. Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
6. Learning to Look at Modern Art by Mary Acton
7. Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew Hollis
8. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
9. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin
10. Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid
11. Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
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#139  Postby UncertainSloth » Jun 24, 2018 7:24 am

1. notes from the upside down: inside the world of stranger things - guy adams - 8/10
2. mythos - stephen fry - 9/10
3. how to stop time - matt haig - 9/10
4. fever dream - samanta schweblin - 8/10
5. tourmaline - james brogden - 9/10
6. the silent companions - laura purcell - 9/10
7. the surgeon of crowthorne - simon winchester - 8/10
8. the storm watcher - graham joyce - 8/10
9. the unseen - roy jacobsen - 8/10
10. the white city (down station 2) - simon morden - 8/10
11. the little stranger - sarah waters - 9/10
12. the pigeon - patrick suskind - 7/10
13. mr foreigner- matthew kneale - 8/10
14. arcadia - iain pears - 8/10
15. the children's home - charles lambert - 7/10
16. weird. dark. - luke smitherd - 8/10
17. the ghost hunters - neil spring - 9/10
18. the stone man - luke smitherd - and there it is, 10/10
19. reasons to stay alive - matt haig - 8/10
20. house of spines - michael j malone - 7/10
21. devil's day - andrew michael hurley - 10/10
22. limits of enchantment - graham joyce - 9/10
23. dream london - tony ballantyne - shite/10
24. rawblood - catriona ward - 9/10
25. underground railroad - colson whitehead - 9/10
26. the vanishing - sophia tobin - 7/10
27. reservoir 13 - jon macgregor - 8/10
28. norse mythology - neil gaiman - 9/10
29. under a watchful eye - adam nevill - 9/10
30. disappearance of adele bedeau - graeme mcrae burnet - 9/10
31. testament of vida tremayne - sarah vincent - 9/10
32. physics of the dead - luke smitherd - 9/10
33. the haunted book - jeremy dyson- 8/10 - a book of two halves, really...it begins as a sort of dahl-esque modern tales of the unexpected, but really gets going when it hits an mr james-inspire vibe in the second half...if it had been like that all the way through, it would have been a 9/10

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#140  Postby crazyfitter » Jun 24, 2018 5:26 pm

1. The Associate - John Grisham. A nice re-read in my sickbed.
2. Galveston - Nic Pizzolatto
3. Magpie Murders - Anthony Horowitz
4. Nobody Walks - Mick Herron
5. A Darkness More Than Night - Michael Connelly
6. Reconstruction - Mick Herron
7. Death in the Rainy Season - Anna Jaquirty
8. Down Cemetery Road - Mick Herron
9. The Courier - Ava McCarthy
10. Locked Rooms - Laurie R. King
11. The Venetian Game - Philip Gwynne Jones
12. Dodgers - Bill Beverly
13. Hack - Kieran Crowley
14. Stasi Child - David Young
15. The Player of Games - Iain M Banks. Reread
16. The Whisperers - John Connolly. Reread
17. A Legacy of Spies - John leCarre
18. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
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