Books You've Read in 2018

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  1. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    oh wow I must've read 10 this year.
     
  2. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    I think I’ll probably finish at 21. :(
     
  3. Chlammy

    Chlammy So hey, let's be friends.

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    I made my Goodreads 2018 reading challenge target 40 and I'm currently sitting on 20.

    Failure.
     
  4. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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    My Goodreads 2018 challenge target was 20.

    I'm halfway through book 20 but I have a feeling I won't finish it before Jan 1st 2019. :(
     
  5. Mats

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    then it won't count. fail!
     
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  6. Mats

    Mats User

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    my goal was 15 and I'm on book 17 now :disco:

    nothing like mediocre standards to make you feel superior
     
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  7. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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    :(
     
  8. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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    20 books for 2018 - done!

    Here they are along with my ratings:

    Celeste Ng - Little Fires Everywhere (4/5)
    Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (3/5)
    Haruki Murakami - 1Q84 (4/5)
    Margaret Atwood - The Robber Bride (4/5)
    Margaret Atwood - Lady Oracle (4/5)
    Margaret Atwood - Hag-Seed (3.5/5)
    Graham Greene - Brighton Rock (3/5)
    Andrew Sean Greer - Less (4/5) - my favourite book of 2018
    Andre Aciman - Call Me By Your Name (4/5)
    Han Kang - The Vegetarian (3/5)
    Penelope Fitzgerald - The Bookshop (2.5/5)
    Julian Barnes - The Sense of an Ending (3.5/5)
    Madeleine Thien - Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2.5/5)
    J.M. Coetzee - Life and Times of Michael K (4/5)
    John Williams - Stoner (4/5)
    Gillian Flynn - Sharp Objects (3/5)
    Anna Burns - Milkman (3.5/5)
    Orhan Pamuk - Snow (4/5)
    Ali Smith - Winter (1/5) - my least favourite book of 2018
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Shadow of the Wind (3.5/5)
     
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  9. Mats

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    hooray!
     
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  10. Phoenix

    Phoenix The Wife

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  11. northernlad

    northernlad all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    Books I read for pleasure

    The Angel's Game - Zafon
    The Alice Network - Quinn
    Before the Fall - Hawley
    The Boat - Nam Le
    Born a Crime - Noah
    Bridge of Clay - Susak
    Broken Ice - Goldman
    Calypso - Sedaris
    Darktown - Mullen
    Gone to Dust - Goldman
    In the Distance - Diaz
    Lamb - Moore
    Less - Greer
    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Sloan
    Norse Mythology - Gaiman
    The Sympathizer - Nguyen
    The Time Traveler's Wife - Niffenegger
    Unsheltered - Kingsolver
    Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald - Fowler
    Zodiac - Stephenson
     
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  12. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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  13. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    I read this year, with ratings:

    Donna Tartt - The Secret History (4/5)
    Carson McCullers - The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (4/5)
    Ruth Hogan - The Keeper of Lost Things (3.5/5)
    Celeste Ng Everything I Never Told You (3/5)
    Jennifer Clement - Prays For The Stolen (4/5)
    Jane Gardam - Old Filth (4/5)
    Gail Honeyman - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (4.5/5)
    Patrick Ness - The Rest of us Just Live Here (3.5/5)
    Anne Tyler - Vinegar Girl (3.5/5)
    Tennessee Williams - A Streetcare Named Desire (5/5)
    Adam Kelly - This Is Going To Hurt (4.5/5)
    Anita Weller - 34 Days (1/5)
     
  14. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    So it looks like everyone is recommending Less? Sounds like a good one for the new year
     
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  15. Jark

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    I just finished Less - devoured it, in fact, on the plane to Portugal and in the evenings since. Despite guessing the "twist" (as you're meant to, I think) about 40 pages in, and being theoretically prepared for it, I burst out crying when everything fell into place. I'm not sure if it was out of happiness or grief that the book was about to be over.

    A complete delight. The best novel I've read in years. Besides being properly funny, so much of the prose was a pleasure to get lost in. The narrator device is brilliantly well done.

    He kisses—how do I explain it? Like someone in love. Like he has nothing to lose. Like someone who has just learned a foreign language and can only use the present tense and only the second person. Only now, only you. There are some men who have never been kissed like that.

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    By the end, Arthur Less is in tears, sobbing in his seat, and he thinks he has been sobbing quietly until the lights come up and the woman seated beside him turns and says, "Honey, I don't know what happened in your life, but I am so so sorry." Nothing happened to me, he wants to say to her. I'm just a homosexual at a Broadway show.

    :disco:

    The author said he was once told the hardest thing to write about is joy and he wanted to challenge that. Less brought me lots of it. A perfect 10.
     
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  16. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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    Couldn't agree more. It was my favourite book of the year.
     
  17. deeca

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    Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second )

    can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ??

    if you are not able to tell me about this life then what proof do you have that you didn't forget your past ? and that you will not forget this present life in the future ?

    that is Fact that Supreme Lord Krishna exists but we posses no such intelligence to understand him.
    there is also next life. and i already proved you that no scientist, no politician, no so-called intelligent man in this world is able to understand this Truth. cuz they are imagining. and you cannot imagine what is god, who is god, what is after life etc.
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    for example :Your father existed before your birth. you cannot say that before your birth your father don,t exists.

    So you have to ask from mother, "Who is my father?" And if she says, "This gentleman is your father," then it is all right. It is easy.
    Otherwise, if you makes research, "Who is my father?" go on searching for life; you'll never find your father.

    ( now maybe...maybe you will say that i will search my father from D.N.A, or i will prove it by photo's, or many other thing's which i will get from my mother and prove it that who is my Real father.{ So you have to believe the authority. who is that authority ? she is your mother. you cannot claim of any photo's, D.N.A or many other things without authority ( or ur mother ).

    if you will show D.N.A, photo's, and many other proofs from other women then your mother. then what is use of those proofs ??} )

    same you have to follow real authority. "Whatever You have spoken, I accept it," Then there is no difficulty. And You are accepted by Devala, Narada, Vyasa, and You are speaking Yourself, and later on, all the acaryas have accepted. Then I'll follow.
    I'll have to follow great personalities. The same reason mother says, this gentleman is my father. That's all. Finish business. Where is the necessity of making research? All authorities accept Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You accept it; then your searching after God is finished.

    Why should you waste your time?
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    all that is you need is to hear from authority ( same like mother ). and i heard this truth from authority " Srila Prabhupada " he is my spiritual master.
    im not talking these all things from my own.
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    in this world no `1 can be Peace full. this is all along Fact.

    cuz we all are suffering in this world 4 Problems which are Disease, Old age, Death, and Birth after Birth.

    tell me are you really happy ?? you can,t be happy if you will ignore these 4 main problem. then still you will be Forced by Nature.
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    if you really want to be happy then follow these 6 Things which are No illicit s.ex, No g.ambling, No d.rugs ( No tea & coffee ), No meat-eating ( No onion & garlic's )

    5th thing is whatever you eat `1st offer it to Supreme Lord Krishna. ( if you know it what is Guru parama-para then offer them food not direct Supreme Lord Krishna )

    and 6th " Main Thing " is you have to Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare ".
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    If your not able to follow these 4 things no illicit s.ex, no g.ambling, no d.rugs, no meat-eating then don,t worry but chanting of this holy name ( Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra ) is very-very and very important.

    Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare " and be happy.

    if you still don,t believe on me then chant any other name for 5 Min's and chant this holy name for 5 Min's and you will see effect. i promise you it works And chanting at least 16 rounds ( each round of 108 beads ) of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra daily.
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    Here is no Question of Holy Books quotes, Personal Experiences, Faith or Belief. i accept that Sometimes Faith is also Blind. Here is already Practical explanation which already proved that every`1 else in this world is nothing more then Busy Foolish and totally idiot.
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    Source(s):
    every `1 is already Blind in this world and if you will follow another Blind then you both will fall in hole. so try to follow that person who have Spiritual Eyes who can Guide you on Actual Right Path. ( my Authority & Guide is my Spiritual Master " Srila Prabhupada " )
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    if you want to see Actual Purpose of human life then see this link : ( triple w ( d . o . t ) asitis ( d . o . t ) c . o . m {Bookmark it })
    read it complete. ( i promise only readers of this book that they { he/she } will get every single answer which they want to know about why im in this material world, who im, what will happen after this life, what is best thing which will make Human Life Perfect, and what is perfection of Human Life. ) purpose of human life is not to live like animal cuz every`1 at present time doing 4 thing which are sleeping, eating, s.ex & fear. purpose of human life is to become freed from Birth after birth, Old Age, Disease, and Death.
     
  18. Shirley

    Shirley YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

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    Yeah thanks for that
     
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  19. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    Yes but what have you been reading?
     
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