Book Thoughts

A place for me to give my thoughts on books, history, and their influence on my life.

2018 Book Challenge

Goals - By the end of 2018, I will have met the following:

 

104 Total Books in 2018

 

  • 52 Fiction Books

52 Non-Fiction Books

 

Fiction Categories

 

Primary Categories

 -7 Unique New Authors - Stand Alone Novels

 -7 Unique Favorite Authors - Stand Alone Novels

 -5 Unique Book Series

 -20 Total Book Series

 

Secondary Categories

 -15 Award Winners (1001, National Book, Pulitzer, Modern Library, Booker, Hugo, Stoker)

 -10 Classic Authors

 -7 Unique Favorite Authors Have Not Read Since Before 2017

 -7 Country Challenge for Authors

 -5 Books Borrowed from Leach Library 

 -5 Graphic Novels

 -5 Rereads of Loved Novels

 -A to Z Challenge (Novels)

 -5 Stephen King Books

 -7 Fantasy/Science Fiction Books

 -7 Horror Books

 -7 Historical Fiction Books

 -7 Mystery/Legal Thriller Books

 -7 Spy Thriller Books

 

Non-Fiction Categories

 

Primary Categories

  •  -10 General Non-Fiction Books 

 -10 History Books Pre-1877

 -10 History Books Post-1877

 

Secondary Categories

 -20 Books on Presidents

 -10 Books on Unique Presidents 

 -10 American History Books

 -10 European History Books

 -5 World History Books

 -5 Books on Women's History

 -5 Books on Black History

 -5 Books on Maritime History

 -5 Books on Military History

 -5 Memoirs or Autobiographies

 -5 Rereads of Favorite Non-Fiction Books

 -3 Books on John F. Kennedy and Family

 -3 Books on John Adams and Family

 -3 Books on Winston Churchill

 -3 Books on Abraham Lincoln

 -3 Books on Teddy Roosevelt

 -10 Books on American Colonial/Revolutionary Era

 -7 Books on the Civil War Era

 -7 Books on the Gilded Age Era

 -10 Books on World Wars Era

 -7 Books on Post World War II 

 -5 Books on Monarchies

 -7 Books on British History

 -7 Books on Russian History

 

104 Book Challenge

1. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews (1/4/18)

2. The Dead Zone by Stephen King (1/7/18)

3. The Martian by Andy Weir (1/15/18)

4. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1/16/18)

5. Jefferson the Virginian by Dumas Malone (1/20/18)

6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1/28/18)

7. Redshirts by John Scalzi (1/29/18)

8. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Cobb (2/22/18)

9. Pedro by Pedro Martinez (3/31/18)

10. Without Precedent by Joel Richard Paul (4/4/18)

11. John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub (4/7/18)

12. American Heroes by Edmund Morgan (4/9/18)

13. Theodore Roosevelt by Nathan Miller (4/10/18)

14. Without Remorse by Tom Clancy (4/15/18)

15. Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Jacques Philippe (4/15/18)

16. Washington's Revolution by Robert Middlekauff (4/16/18)

17. Women and Power by Mary Beard (4/16/18)

18. On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder (4/17/18)

19. The General vs. The President by H.W. Brands (4/21/18)

20. George Washington: The Forge of Experience by James Thomas Flexner (4/23/18)

21. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (4/26/18)

22. The Child in Time by Ian McEwan (4/27/18)

23. The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan (4/28/18)

24. The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan (4/29/18)

25. Lenin by Victor Sebestyen (5/2/18)

26. On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis (5/5/18)

27. Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (5/6/18)

28. Everyman by Philip Roth (5/7/18)

29. How to Read a Book by Adler and Van Doren (5/8/18)

30. Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman (5/1018)

31. The Naturalist by Darrin Lunde (5/13/18)

32. Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham (5/15/18)

33. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (5/16/18)

34. Indignation by Philip Roth (5/18/18)

35. The Landscape of History by John Lewis Gaddis (5/18/18)

36. Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson (5/25/18)

37. Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger (5/29/18)

38. American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook (5/31/18)

39. Camino Island by John Grisham (6/1/18)

40. The Dying Animal by Philip Roth (6/4/18)

41. Out of My Mind by Susan Draper (6/8/18)

42. A New World by Winston Churchill (6/18/18)

43. The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes (6/22/18)

44. Fascism by Madeleine Albright (6/24/18)

45. Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell (6/25/18)

46. The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan (6/26/18)

47. Star Wars Volume 1 - Skywalker Strikes by Jason Aaron (6/26/18)

48. Endurance by Alfred Lansing (6/28/18)

49. Star Wars Volume 2 - Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon by Jason Aaron (6/28/18)

50. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre (7/2/18)

51. Star Wars Volume 3 - Rebel Jail by Jason Aaron (7/2/18)

52. Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S. Morgan (7/10/18)

53. Lincoln's Last Trial by Dan Abrams (7/11/18)

54. Grant by Ron Chernow (7/14/18)

55. The Road to Camelot by Thomas Oliphant (7/22/18)

56. Blue Horizon by Wilbur Smith (7/24/18)

57. The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett (7/28/18)

58. John Adams by David McCullough (7/29/18)

59. Tarkin by James Luceno (8/6/18) 

60. The Fourth Hand by John Irving (8/7/18)

61. Sapiens by Yuval Harari (8/8/18)

62. The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry (8/12/18)

63. The Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee (8/13/18)

64. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (8/14/18)

65. Different Seasons by Stephen King (8/22/18)

66. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (8/24/18)

67. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (8/26/18)

68. You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt (8/27/18)

69. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (9/1/18)

70. We Stand On Guard by Brian K. Vaughan (9/10/18)

71. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow (9/16/18)

72. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer (9/22/18)

73. The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer (10/5/18)

74. Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer (10/20/18)

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Fiction Main Categories

 

Unique New Authors - Stand Alone Novels

1. The Martian by Andy Weir

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

3. Everyman by Philip Roth

4. Out of My Mind by Susan Draper

5. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow 

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Unique Favorite Authors - Stand Alone Novels

1. The Dead Zone by Stephen King

2. Redshirts by John Scalzi

3. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

4. The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

5. Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

6. Camino Island by John Grisham

7. The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

 

 

 

Book Series

 

Unique Series 1

1. Realms of the Underlings #1 - Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

 

Unique Series 2

1. Jack Ryan #1 - Without Remorse by Tom Clancy

 

Unique Series 3

1. Cork O'Connor #14 - Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger

 

Unique Series 4

1. Saxon Stories #5 - Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

 

Unique Series 5

1. George Smiley #3 - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre

 

Total Book Series

1. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

2. Without Remorse by Tom Clancy

3. Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger

4. Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

5. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre

6. Blue Horizon by Wilbur Smith 

7. The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

8. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

9. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

10. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

11. The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

12. Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer

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Fiction Secondary Categories

 

Award Winners

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1001 Books)

2. The Child in Time by Ian McEwan (1001 Books)

3. The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan (1001 Books)

4. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (1001 Books)

5. The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan (1001 Books)

6. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre (1001 Books)

7. Redshirts by John Scalzi (Hugo)

8. The Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee (1001 Books and Booker)

9. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (1001 Books)

10. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Hugo)

11. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (Hugo)

12. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow (1001 Books and Modern Library)

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Classic Authors

1. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

3. Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

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Unique Favorite Authors Have Not Read Since Before 2017 - Stand Alone Novels

1. The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

2. Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

3. Camino Island by John Grisham

4. The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

5. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

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Country Challenge - Authors from Different Countries

1. United States - The Dead Zone by Stephen King

2. England - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

3. Australia - Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

4. Russia - Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

5. Zambia - Blue Horizon by Wilbur Smith 

6. South Africa - J.M. Coetzee

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Books Borrowed from Leach Library

1. Everyman by Philip Roth

2. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth 

3. Indignation by Philip Roth

4. Camino Island by John Grisham

5. The Dying Animal by Philip Roth

  

Graphic Novels

1. Star Wars Volume 1 - Skywalker Strikes by Jason Aaron

2. Star Wars Volume 2 - Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon by Jason Aaron

3. Star Wars Volume 3 - Rebel Jail by Jason Aaron

4. We Stand On Guard by Brian K. Vaughan

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A to Z Challenge (Novels)

Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice 

Brooks, Geraldine - Caleb's Crossing

Clancy, Tom - Without Remorse 

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Poor Folk 

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Follett, Ken - The Man From St. Petersburg 

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins - The Yellow Wallpaper

Hobb, Robin - Assassin's Apprentice

Irving, John - The Fourth Hand 
Jemisin, N.K. - The Fifth Season 

King, Stephen - The Dead Zone

Le Carre, John - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

McEwan, Ian - The Child in Time
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Perry, Anne - The Face of a Stranger 
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Roth, Philip - Everyman 

Scalzi, John - Redshirts 

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Vonnegut, Kurt - Cat's Cradle

Weir, Andy - The Martian

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Stephen King Books

1. The Dead Zone 

2. Different Seasons

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Fantasy/Science Fiction Books

1. The Martian by Andy Weir

2. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

3. Redshirts by John Scalzi

4. Tarkin by James Luceno

5. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

6. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

7. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

 

Horror

1. The Dead Zone by Stephen King

2. Different Seasons by Stephen King

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Historical Fiction

1. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

2. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth 

3. Indignation by Philip Roth

4. Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

5. Blue Horizon by Wilbur Smith 

6. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

7. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

 

Mystery/Legal Thriller

1. Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger

2. Camino Island by John Grisham

3. The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

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Spy Thriller

1. Without Remorse by Tom Clancy

2. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre

3. The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

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Non-Fiction Categories

 

Primary Categories

 

General Non-Fiction Books

1. Pedro by Pedro Martinez 

2. Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Jacques Philippe

3. Women and Power by Mary Beard

4. How to Read a Book by Adler and Van Doren

5. Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman

6. The Landscape of History by John Lewis Gaddis

7. Sapiens by Yuval Harari

8. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

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Pre-1914 History Books

1. Jefferson the Virginian by Dumas Malone

2. Without Precedent by Joel Richard Paul

3. John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub

4. American Heroes by Edmund Morgan 

5. Theodore Roosevelt by Nathan Miller

6. Washington's Revolution by Robert Middlekauff

7. George Washington: The Forge of Experience by James Thomas Flexner

8. The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan 

9. On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis

10. The Naturalist by Darrin Lunde

11. Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson

12. American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook

13. A New World by Winston Churchill

14. Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S. Morgan

15. Lincoln's Last Trial by Dan Abrams

 

 

Post-1914 History Books

1. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews

2. On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

3. The General vs. The President by H.W. Brands

4. Lenin by Victor Sebestyen

5. Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham

6. The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes

7. Fascism by Madeleine Albright

8. Endurance by Alfred Lansing

9. The Road to Camelot by Thomas Oliphant 

10. You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Secondary Categories

   

American History Books

1. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews

2. Jefferson the Virginian by Dumas Malone

3. Without Precedent by Joel Richard Paul

4. John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub

5. American Heroes by Edmund Morgan 

6. Theodore Roosevelt by Nathan Miller

7. Washington's Revolution by Robert Middlekauff

8. The General vs. The President by H.W. Brands

9. George Washington: The Forge of Experience by James Thomas Flexner

10. The Naturalist by Darrin Lunde

11. Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson

12. American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook

13. The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes

14. Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S. Morgan

15. Lincoln's Last Trial by Dan Abrams

 

European History Books

1. On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

2. The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan 

3. Lenin by Victor Sebestyen

4. On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis

5. Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham

6. A New World by Winston Churchill

7. Endurance by Alfred Lansing

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Books on Unique Presidents

1. G. Washington - Washington's Revolution by Robert Middlekauff

2. T. Jefferson - Jefferson the Virginian by Dumas Malone

3. J.Q. Adams - John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub

4. A. Lincoln - Lincoln's Last Trial by Dan Abrams

5. U. Grant - Grant by Ron Chernow

6. T. Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt by Nathan Miller

7. F. Roosevelt - Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham

8. H. Truman - The General vs. The President by H.W. Brands

9. J. Kennedy - The Road to Camelot by Thomas Oliphant 

10. B. Obama - The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes

 

Books on Presidents 

1. G. Washington - Washington's Revolution by Robert Middlekauff

2. G. Washington - George Washington: The Forge of Experience by James T. Flexner

3. J. Adams - John Adams by David McCullough

4. T. Jefferson - Jefferson the Virginian by Dumas Malone

5. J.Q. Adams - John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub

6. J.Q. Adams - American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook

7. A. Lincoln - Lincoln's Last Trial by Dan Abrams

8. U. Grant - Grant by Ron Chernow

9. T. Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt by Nathan Miller

10. T. Roosevelt - The Naturalist by Darrin Lunde

11. F. Roosevelt - Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham

12. F. Roosevelt - You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

13. H. Truman - The General vs. The President by H.W. Brands

14. J. Kennedy - The Road to Camelot by Thomas Oliphant 

15. B. Obama - The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes

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Women in History

1. Women and Power by Mary Beard

2. You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Black History

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Maritime History

1. Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson

2. Endurance by Alfred Lansing

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Military History

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Memoirs or Autobiographies

1. The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes

2. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

3. You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Rereads of Favorite Non-Fiction Books

1. John Adams by David McCullough

2. You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Ancient/Middle Ages History

1. The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan 

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American Colonial/Revolutionary Era Books

1. Jefferson the Virginian by Dumas Malone

2. Without Precedent by Joel Richard Paul

3. John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub

4. American Heroes by Edmund Morgan 

5. Washington's Revolution by Robert Middlekauff

6. George Washington: The Forge of Experience by James Thomas Flexner

7. Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson

8. American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook

9. Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S. Morgan

10. John Adams by David McCullough

 

Civil War Era

1. Lincoln's Last Trial by Dan Abrams

2. Grant by Ron Chernow

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Gilded Age

1. Theodore Roosevelt by Nathan Miller

2. The Naturalist by Darrin Lunde

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World Wars Era Books

1. Lenin by Victor Sebestyen

2. Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham

3. You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Post World War II

1. The General vs. The President by H.W. Brands

2. The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes

3. The Road to Camelot by Thomas Oliphant 

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Favorite People in History

 

John F. Kennedy and Family

1. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews

2. The Road to Camelot by Thomas Oliphant 

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John Adams and Family

1. John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub

2. American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook

3. John Adams by David McCullough

 

Winston Churchill

1. Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham

2. A New World by Winston Churchill

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Abraham Lincoln

1. A. Lincoln - Lincoln's Last Trial by Dan Abrams

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Teddy Roosevelt

1. Theodore Roosevelt by Nathan Miller

2. The Naturalist by Darrin Lunde

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Monarchies

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British History

1. Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham

2. A New World by Winston Churchill

3. Endurance by Alfred Lansing

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Russian History

1. Lenin by Victor Sebestyen

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Fiction Pacing Guide (1 Book Each Week)     

Week 1. The Dead Zone by Stephen King

Week 2. The Martian by Andy Weir

Week 3. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Week 4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Week 5. Redshirts by John Scalzi

Week 6. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Week 7. Without Remorse by Tom Clancy

Week 8. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Week 9. The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

Week 10. The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan

Week 11. Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

Week 12. Everyman by Philip Roth

Week 13. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth 

Week 14. Indignation by Philip Roth

Week 15. Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger

Week 16. Camino Island by John Grisham

Week 17. The Dying Animal by Philip Roth

Week 18. Out of My Mind by Susan Draper

Week 19. Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

Week 20. The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan

Week 21. Star Wars Volume 1 - Skywalker Strikes by Jason Aaron

Week 22. Star Wars Volume 2 - Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon by Jason Aaron

Week 23. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre

Week 24. Star Wars Volume 3 - Rebel Jail by Jason Aaron

Week 25. Blue Horizon by Wilbur Smith 

Week 26. The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

Week 27. Tarkin by James Luceno

Week 28. The Fourth Hand by John Irving

Week 29. The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

Week 30. The Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee

Week 31. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Week 32. Different Seasons by Stephen King

Week 33. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Week 34. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

Week 35. We Stand On Guard by Brian K. Vaughan

Week 36. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Week 37. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

Week 38. The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

Week 39. Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer

Week 40. (10/1 - 10/7)

Week 41. (10/8 - 10/14)

Week 42. (10/15 - 10/21)

Week 43. (10/22 - 10/28)

Week 44. (10/29 - 11/4)

Week 45. (11/5 - 11/11)

Week 46. (11/12 - 11/18)

Week 47. (11/19 - 11/25)

Week 48. (11/26 - 12/2)

Week 49. (12/3 - 12/9)

Week 50. (12/10 - 12/16)

Week 51. (12/17 - 12/23)

Week 52. (12/24 - 12/31)

 

 

Non-Fiction Pacing Guide (1 Book Each Week)     

Week 1. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews

Week 2. Jefferson the Virginian by Dumas Malone

Week 3. Pedro by Pedro Martinez

Week 4. Without Precedent by Joel Richard Paul

Week 5. John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub

Week 6. American Heroes by Edmund Morgan 

Week 7. Theodore Roosevelt by Nathan Miller

Week 8. Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Jacques Philippe

Week 9. Washington's Revolution by Robert Middlekauff

Week 10. Women and Power by Mary Beard

Week 11. On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

Week 12. The General vs. The President by H.W. Brands

Week 13. George Washington: The Forge of Experience by James Thomas Flexner

Week 14. The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan 

Week 15. Lenin by Victor Sebestyen

Week 16. On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis

Week 17. How to Read a Book by Adler and Van Doren

Week 18. Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman

Week 19. The Naturalist by Darrin Lunde

Week 20. Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham

Week 21. The Landscape of History by John Lewis Gaddis

Week 22. Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson

Week 23. American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook

Week 24. A New World by Winston Churchill

Week 25. The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes

Week 26. Fascism by Madeleine Albright

Week 27. Endurance by Alfred Lansing

Week 28. Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S. Morgan

Week 29. Lincoln's Last Trial by Dan Abrams

Week 30. Grant by Ron Chernow

Week 31. The Road to Camelot by Thomas Oliphant 

Week 32. John Adams by David McCullough

Week 33. Sapiens by Yuval Harari

Week 34. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Week 35. You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

Week 36. (9/3 - 9/9)

Week 37. (9/10 - 9/16)

Week 38. (9/17 - 9/23)

Week 39. (9/24 - 9/30)

Week 40. (10/1 - 10/7)

Week 41. (10/8 - 10/14)

Week 42. (10/15 - 10/21)

Week 43. (10/22 - 10/28)

Week 44. (10/29 - 11/4)

Week 45. (11/5 - 11/11)

Week 46. (11/12 - 11/18)

Week 47. (11/19 - 11/25)

Week 48. (11/26 - 12/2)

Week 49. (12/3 - 12/9)

Week 50. (12/10 - 12/16)

Week 51. (12/17 - 12/23)

Week 52. (12/24 - 12/31)

  

Total Books

Fiction Books Read: 39

Non-Fiction Books Read: 35

 

Total Books Read: 74