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50 Book Challenge 2016

I almost didn’t make it to 50!
Between buying a house, moving, maintaining said house, gigging, recording 3 albums at once, etc……..

I’m really glad I did, though!

It’s nice to set goals.

1. Not Afraid – Daniele Bolelli
2. The Narrative Of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave – William Wells Brown
3. A Carlin Home Companion – Kelly Carlin
4. Steel Beach – John Varley
5. V: The Alien Swordmaster – Somtow Sucharitkul
6. V: The Crivit Experiment – Allen Wold
7. Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire – Steve Perry
8. Vicious Dogs Attack Me In Sleepless Nights Of Summer – Scott H. Schiaffo
9. The Alamo And Beyond: A Collector’s Journey – Phil Collins
10. IT – Stephen King
11. Colonel Sun – Kingsley Amis (as Robert Markham)
12. Reilly: Ace Of Spies – Robin Bruce Lockhart
13. Star Trek Enterprise: The First Adventure – Vonda N. McIntyre
14. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Díaz
15. Fates And Furies – Lauren Groff
16. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
17. Tron: Betrayal – Jai Nitz
18. The Stepford Wives – Ira Levin
19. The Black Hole – Alan Dean Foster
20. Star Wars – George Lucas
21. Remanence – Jennifer Foehner Wells
22. Haunted – Chuck Palahniuk
23. V: The New England Resistance – Tim Sullivan
24. V: Death Tide – A.C. Crispin and Deborah A. Marshall
25. The Frontiersman – Mark Derr
26. V: The Texas Run – Geo. W. Proctor
27. V: Path To Conquest – Howard Weinstein
28. Rage – Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
29. The French Connection – Robin Moore
30. Beautiful You – Chuck Palahniuk
31. 101 Things NOT to Do Before You Die – Robert W. Harris
32. The Running Man – Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
33. The Long Walk – Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
34. Roadwork – Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
35. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) – Jack Finney
36. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
37. The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian – C.S. Lewis
38. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The “Dawn Treader” – C.S. Lewis
39. The Martian – Andy Weir
40. Snuff – Chuck Palahniuk
41. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair – C.S. Lewis
42. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Horse And His Boy – C.S. Lewis
43. Tell-All – Chuck Palahniuk
44. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis
45. The Execution – Dick Wolf
46. The Intercept – Dick Wolf
47. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Last Battle – C.S. Lewis
48. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition) – Charles M. Schulz
49. The Ultimatum – Dick Wolf
50. Fight Club 2 – Chuck Palahniuk
51. Sacrificed At The Alamo – Richard Bruce Winders
52. Breaking Bad: The Official Book – David Thomson

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50 Book Challenge 2015

Yup!

This is what I read in 2015. Some of these are quick reads (The Destroyer and V being most guilty of that) and some I just couldn’t put down!

1. Lake Wobegon Days – Garrison Keillor
2. Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
3. Alamo Defenders: A Genealogy – Bill Groneman
4. Survivor – Chuck Palahniuk
5. The Destroyer 6: Death Therapy – Warren Murphy/ Richard Sapir
6. The Destroyer 7: Union Bust – Warren Murphy/ Richard Sapir
7. Bricks In The Wall – Karl Dallas
8. Defense Of A Legend: Crockett And The De La Pena Diary – Bill Groneman
9. Death Of A Legend: The Myth And Mystery Surrounding The Death Of Davy Crockett – Bill Groneman
10. The Keillor Reader – Garrison Keillor
11. Three Roads To The Alamo – William C. Davis
12. The Destroyer 8: Summit Chase – Warren Murphy
13. The Destroyer 9: Murder’s Shield – Warren Murphy/ Richard Sapir
14. The Destroyer 10: Terror Squad – Warren Murphy/ Richard Sapir
15. The Destroyer 11: Kill Or Cure – Warren Murphy/ Richard Sapir
16. The Destroyer 12: Slave Safari – Warren Murphy
17. Sleuthing The Alamo – James E. Crisp
18. 13 The Alamo Book Of Days – Glenn A. Effler/ Mark H. Lemon/ Gary L. Foreman
19. The Gates Of The Alamo – Stephen Harrigan
20. A Time To Stand: The Epic Of The Alamo – Walter Lord
21. Ghosts Of San Antonio – Scott A. Johnson
22. The Destroyer 13: Acid Rock – Warren Murphy/ Richard Sapir
23. The Destroyer 14: Judgment Day – Warren Murphy
24. The Destroyer 15: Murder Ward – Richard Sapir/ Warren Murphy
25. The Destroyer 16: Oil Slick – Warren Murphy/ Richard Sapir
26. Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig
27. The Old Man And The Sea – Ernest Hemingway
28. Lullaby – Chuck Palahniuk
29. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
30. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
31. Joe, The Slave Who Became An Alamo Legend – Ron J. Jackson, Jr/ Lee Spencer White
32. The Swamp Fox Of The Revolution – Stewart H. Holbrook
33. Born On A Mountaintop: On The Road WIth Davy Crockett And The Ghosts Of The Wild – Bob Thompson
34. The Blood Of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle For The Alamo And The Sacrifice That Forged A Nation – James Donovan
35. The Destroyer 17: Last War Dance – Warren Murphy/ Richard Sapir
36. Bond On Bond – Roger Moore with Gareth Owen
37. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
38. The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins
39. In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks – Adam Carolla
40. The Destroyer 18: Funny Money – Richard Sapir/ Warren Murphy
41. Foundation And Empire – Isaac Asimov
42. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams
43. The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe – Douglas Adams
44. Life, The universe And Everything – Douglas Adams
45. So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish/ Young Zaphod Plays It Safe – Douglas Adams
46. Viva Max! – James Lehrer
47. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
48. Armada – Ernest Cline
49. Fluency – Jennifer Foehner Wells
50. The Destroyer 19: Holy Terror – Richard Sapir/ Warren Murphy
51. Why We Suck – Dr. Denis Leary
52. I Drink For A Reason – David Cross
53. The Destroyer 20: Assassins Play-Off – Richard Sapir/ Warren Murphy
54. Contact – Carl Sagan
55. Bowie – Randy Lee Eickhoff & Leonard C. Lewis
56. Alas, Babylon – Pat Frank
57. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
58. The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship Of Sally Wade – Sally Wade
59. Second Foundation – Isaac Asimov
60. V: East Coast Crisis – Howard Weinstein/ A.C. Crispin
61. V: The Chicago Conversion – Geo. W. Proctor
62. V: The Florida Project – Tim Sullivan
63. V: Prisoners And Pawns – Howard Weinstein
64. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
65. Alamo Traces: New Evidence And New Conclusions – Thomas Ricks Lindley
66. The Girl Who Played With Fire – Stieg Larsson
67. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest – Stieg Larsson
68. The Girl In The Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz
69. A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory – Randy Roberts and James S. Olson
70. The Alamo (movie novelezation) – Frank Thompson
71. The Alamo, Mission, Fortress, and Shrine – Frederick C. Chabot
72. Beatlebone – Kevin Barry

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50 Book Challenge – 2014

50 Book Challenge

So around February of 2014 I had decided that I’ve been watching entirely too much television and started reading the books I had been given for the holidays and previous birthday. Around the time I finished The Help I first heard of the 50 Book Challenge.

I’ve always enjoyed reading. I guess I just needed to find a random motivator such as this to read much more than usual. Let’s just say I had a hell of a great year! I read some favorites again, The Stand being the third AND first time (first time reading the unabridged release) and god only knows how many times it makes it for The Catcher In The Rye.

The rest is…… well….. Here are the books I’ve read from the middle of February to December 30th 2014.

1. The Flaming Cow – Ron Geesin
2. Zorro – Isabel Allende
3. Quick Change – Jay Cromley
4. Water For Elephants – Sara Gruen
5. The Help – Kathrynn Stockett
6. My Bass And Other Animals – Guy Pratt
7. Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
8. Create Your Own Religion – Daniele Bolelli
9. Orange Is The New Black – Piper Kernan
10. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
11. Live And Let Die – Ian Fleming
12. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
13. Brain Droppings – George Carlin
14. In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash – Jean Shepherd
15. Moonraker – Ian Fleming
16. Diamonds Are Forever – Ian Fleming
17. From Russia With Love – Ian Fleming
18. Dr. No – Ian Fleming
19. Goldfinger – Ian Fleming
20. For Your Eyes Only – Ian Fleming
21. Thunderball – Ian Fleming
22. The Spy Who Loved Me – Ian Fleming
23. Private Parts – Howard Stern
24. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Ian Fleming
25. You Only Live Twice – Ian Fleming
26. The Man With The Golden Gun – Ian Fleming
27. Octopussy/ The Living Daylights – Ian Fleming
28. Miss America – Howard Stern
29. The Catcher In The Rye – J.D. Salinger
30. The Stand – Stephen King
31. Created The Destroyer – Richard Sapir/ Warren Murphy
32. 13 Days To Glory/ The Siege Of The Alamo – Lon Tinkle
33. Eyewitness To The Alamo (Revised Edition) – Bill Groneman
34. The Alamo – Frank Thompson
35. Davy Crockett’s Own Story – As Written By Himself
36. Remember The Alamo – Kevin D. Randle/ Robert Cornett
37. The Dark Side Of The Moon – John Harris
38. Death Check – Richard Sapir/ Warren Murphy
39. The Destroyer 3: Chinese Puzzle – Richard Sapir/ Warren Murphy
40. Identity Crisis – Brad Meltzer
41. Remember The Alamo! – Robert Penn Warren
42. David Crockett: Hero Of The Common Man – William Groneman
43. Thrilling Days In Army Life – General George A. Forsyth
44. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – Stephen King
45. V: The Pursuit Of Diana – Allen L. Wold
46. Run Like An Antelope: On The Road With Phish – Sean Gibbon
47. Go Phish – Dave Thompson
48. Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring – J.R.R. Tolkein
49. Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkein
50. Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King – J.R.R. Tolkein
51. Shopgirl – Steve Martin
52. The Destroyer 4: Mafia Fix – Richard Sapir/ Warren Murphy
53. The Destroyer 5: Dr. Quake – Richard Sapir/ Warren Murphy
54. Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection – John E. Sarno, M.D.
55. Pink Floyd Backstage – Bobby Hassall

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