Books you are reading or have read this year?

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  1. G8rChuck85

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    Thought it would be fun to see what pubsters were currently reading..
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    Have to be new? I just re-read my favorite book, Walden Two by BF Skinner
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    Right now I'm in three:
    Truman
    The Stranger Beside Me (True Crime about Ted Bundy)
    The Game of Thrones Series Books 1-5.

    I try to read a fiction and a non-fiction at the same time because I'm not always in the mood for each.
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    Doesn't have to be new, just what we're reading this year. I'm thinking about rereading
    "War and Remembrance" and "The Winds of War" next.
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    Currently reading A Government of Wolves. Just finished Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Locked On by Clancy.
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    eating the dinosaur-chuck klosterman
    this is how-augusten burroughs
    when you're engulfed in flames-david sedaris
    blood,bones,and butter-gabrielle hamilton
    jesus-a.n. wilson

    finishing
    mo meta blues-questlove
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    Currently readying:
    The Passage by Justin Cronin
    The Revolution was Televised by Alan Sepinwall

    Recently finished:
    American Gods by Gaiman
    Neverwhere by Gaiman
    Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson
    Amped by Daniel Wilson
    Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card
    The Inner Circle by Meltzer
    The Defector by Daniel Silva

    Books I hope to read by the end of the year
    The Twelve by Justin Cronin
    Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
    The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva
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    Currently reading The King's Deception (Steve Berry). The past few books that I have read in no particular order:

    Inferno (Dan Brown)
    The English Girl (Daniel Silva)
    Bad Monkey (Carl Hiaasen)
    UnHoly Night (Grahame-Smith - Guy who wrote Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer)
    Insane City (Dave Barry)
    Killing Lincoln

    All good (but Daniel Silva remains my favorite writer)
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    Finished all of Tim Dorsey's Books
    Reading Mack Maloney "Wingman" series right now.
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    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. Greenblatt (now)
    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and hope in a Mumbai Undercity. K. Boo
    Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America. Gilbert King (reread)
    Beyond the Bear. Bigley
    The Execution of Willie Francis. Gilbert King
    My Cross to Bear. Greg Allman

    The last few
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    questlove is one smart guy and a very underrated drummer.
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    So far I've read these books this year:

    The Forgotten~David Baldacci

    The Innocent~Baldacci

    The Serial Killer Whisperer(true account of a man who,although brain-damaged, was able to persuasively connect with imprisoned serial killers)~Pete Earley

    The Harbinger~Jonathan Cahn

    Man's Search for Meaning~Victor Frankl

    The Rules of the Tunnel(about Bipolar and ECT)~Ned Zeman

    Dead Wrong(book about how some high profile deaths really happened)Richard Belzer(yes, of Law & Order fame)

    Proof of Heaven(very convincing NDE by a Neurosurgeon(~Eben Alexander, MD

    Travel Guide to Heaven~Anthony De Stefano

    Mystery~Johnathan Kellerman(one of my favorite mystery writers)

    Also read several Alex Cross mystery novels by James Patterson

    Currently reading The Fifth Assassin, by Brad Metzer



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    Catching up with Doc Ford, Randy Wayne White's "Chasing Midnight"

    and

    EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey

    recently finished "The Alchemist" for the second time -Paul Cohelo
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    My wife went to a book signing by Randy WAYNE at his restaurant on Fort Myers Beach. We both enjoy his Doc Ford novels.
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    Mine too. Checked The English Girl out of the local library but my wife nabbed it from me and checked it back in before I had time to read it.
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    Currently reading The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol. Fascinating and one of the most important books written in the past few years.
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    How is Bad Monkey? The reviews weren't great, but I've seldom been disappointed with a Hiaasen book. I met Carl a couple of years ago and actually got to sit with him for lunch right before a speaking engagement. incredibly cool guy. He killed it at the podium.
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    Currently reading 50 Shades of Gray. What a pile of baloney.
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    The Unwinding-George packer
    The Art of War -Sun Tzu
    The Way of Chuang Tzu- Thomas Merton
    Speaker for the Dead- OS Card
    Book 4+5 of Fire and Ice- George Martin
    A Handbook of Greek Mythology- HJ Rose
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