Books you've read in 2019

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  1. Suedey

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    Oh no is it one of those books?

    I was about 250 pages into Shantaram before abandoning it because the narrator was such a fucking prick.
     
  2. RaspberrySwirl

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    I’m already half way through my 17th book of this year. To think that I used to struggle to read one book a month when I started this challenge 2 years ago.


    A Little Life was wonderful and horrible at the same time. I read her first novel People in the Trees and it was so much better. Exciting and slightly disturbing.
     
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  3. Debbie Jellinsky

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    Oh my God I need to start proofreading my posts
     
  4. Debbie Jellinsky

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    I must buy People in the Trees, it sounds intriguing
     
  5. Suedey

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    I have People in the Treees somewhere after @Beverley’s recommendation and it’s on my to read list as well...
     
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  6. RaspberrySwirl

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    I would skip Miss Bev’s recommendations.
     
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  7. Mats

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    it’s probably all that time off Moopy that has made it possible... God knows I’ve thought about it!
     
  9. RaspberrySwirl

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    Moopy? I don’t need to read her; life already has! :)
     
  10. RaspberrySwirl

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    I’ve decided not to buy any books until I read all the ones I have at home, and it makes me more motivated to have them all done.
     
  11. Suedey

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    I'd rather just skip YOU (JOKING)
     
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  12. RaspberrySwirl

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  13. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    Read for FILTH!
     
  14. Suedey

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    Indeed

    I should have gotten rid of the (JOKING) bit
     
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  15. Suedey

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    Just started reading this :

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    This arrived yesterday and I must say it looks to be quite the winner based on the first few pages. It’s currently #1 in History of Ukraine on Amazon, with Maruv’s Horrifying Eurovision Upset at #2

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    I’m quite a lazy reader as I prefer to spend my time making horrible remarks about people online so I’ll get back to you with a review next January
     
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  17. Phoenix

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    Just watch the show hun.

    I started reading It (the Stephen King novel).
     
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  18. Suedey

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    I mean The Little Friend killed me off so much that I've gone into a succession of 'short books' which have been lovely - however, I will soon feel the need to devour a large tome and yes, A Little Life, I am looking at you.
     
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  19. Mats

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    I finished Territory of Light last night, @Beverley. I was expecting it to be a bit wishy washy but it surprised me, it was brutally honest at times and made me feel kind of bad (and think of my own childhood). to think that it came out in late 70s Japan... anyway, a quick and recommended read. I'm even of a mind to have a bash at translating it now that Convenience Store Woman failed for me :evil:
     
  20. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    OMG BECOME A TRANSLATOR!
     
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    vespertine Everything comes full circle

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  22. Shirley

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    Yes yes I know
     
  23. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Followed by

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  24. Mats

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    omg it’s like literally my dream bbz! but there’s this woman here who’s hard competition

    and you’d never be able to read my translations anyway :(
     
  25. Mats

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    I am reading Snow now, @Suedey, and the narration is just out of this world!
     
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  26. Shirley

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    I'm reading this. God I love a good short story and COLM can write a good short story. If I ever got round to writing I think that's what I'd write (not necessarily good ones though).

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    I WONDER WHY I'M ENJOYING THEM SO MUCH
     
  27. Mats

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    short story is my favourite genre. get on the Munro, @Shirley!
     
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  28. Mats

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    and I'll recommend Naja Marie Aidt's Baboon for some foreign input :denmark:
     
  29. Suedey

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    Yes and yes! After a struggle with it years ago I was absolutely mesmerised with it. In fact out of the two Pamuks I've read, I'm not sure whether I prefer Snow or My Name is Red! Probably the latter but I feel I need more Pamuk in my life.
     
  30. Beverley

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    I read this on @Shirley's recommendation and it was brilliant. I really love Colm's writing. The last story, about two Pakistani men just totally stole my heart.
     
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  31. Suedey

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    You know I tried fairly hard with Colm Toibin. I enjoyed Brooklyn but felt it was really overrated. Nora Webster I didn't even finish.

    What is his best work ? Willing to give him another go..
     
  32. Beverley

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    i don't know the back cat well enough, sis, but I read The Testament of Mary and loved it, then Brooklyn, then Nora Webster and now this, and I find them delightful.
     
  33. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    God this book just ruined my entire day

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    SOBBING!!!!
     
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  34. RaspberrySwirl

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    Sounds good to me! I’ll add to my list.
     
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  35. Suedey

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    NEED IT IN MY LIFE ?
     
  36. Cécile

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    I'm onto my 11th book so far this year. I set my goodreads goal at 21 (one more than last year) so I've got to pick up the pace a little. I found this list of classic-novels-that-aren't-too-thick so that's where I'll start.

    Best book I read this year is Platform by Houellebecq. Sérotonine (released this year) was amazing as well.
     
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  37. Cécile

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    Has anyone read the Fountainhead? Now that was an amazing read. A book by a cunt about cunts applauded by cunts. But I couldn't stop reading. If I learned anything from that novel is that when people tell you they like Ayn Rand it's best to finish the conversation as soon as possible.
     
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  38. Suedey

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    I’m aiming for 30 this year. So far so good
     
  39. Suedey

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    I’ve heard of it. I think @jivafox may have read it?
     
  40. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    Not me, but after the amazing “Heels of Steel” by Babs Kavovit I’ve discovered a new found love for novels about builders/architects, so it is now on my radar!

    I’m reading “The Goldfinch” again in anticipation for the film. Annoyingly Goodreads doesn’t count re-reads towards my yearly total :evil:
     

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