SunRacer

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IT nerd, amateur photographer and avid reader

2019 Books Read

# Title Author Page Count Comment Start Date End Date Type
1 The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler 231 EB
2 Breakfast at Tiffany's Truman Capote 142 EB
3 Less Than Zero Bret Easton Ellis 208 EB
4 The Black Dahlia James Ellroy 348 EB
5 Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas Hunter S Thompson 204 Favourite book, love it PB
6 The Catcher In The Rye J D Salinger 277 awful, dull and uninteresting PB
7 The Outsider Albert Camus 119 PB
8 Post Office: A Novel Charles Bukowski 162 EB
9 Farewell, My Lovely Raymond Chandler 292 EB
10 The High Window Raymond Chandler 265 EB
11 Exquisite Corpse Poppy Z Brite 240 terrible, probably the worse book I'll read this year EB
12 Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup John Carreyrou 339 fascinating, one of the best books I've read this year AB
13 Carrie Stephen King 253 AB
14 Crux Ramez Naam 624 AB
15 Pet Sematary Stephen King 580 AB
16 I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Michelle McNamara 352 AB
17 Bird box Josh Malerman 262 AB
18 The Girl on The Train Paula Hawkins 323 AB
19 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 194 didn't like this at all, found it slow and ponderous EB
20 11-22-63 Stephen King 849 really enjoyed it but very long, found it a struggle to keep going at times AB
21 The Shining Stephen King 659 AB
22 Scrappy Little Nobody Anna Kendrick 275 AB
23 The Lady in the Lake Raymond Chandler 266 think this is my favourite Chandler book EB
24 Countdown to Zero Day Kim Zetter 406 AB
25 The Little Sister Raymond Chandler 250 EB
26 Apex Ramez Naam 608 AB
27 The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler 379 EB
28 Playback Raymond Chandler 176 EB
29 Metro 2034 Dmitry Glukhovsky 526 AB
30 Alaskan Retreater’s Notebook Ray Ordorica 248 AB
31 Frankenstein Mary Shelley 288 PB
32 The Haunting of Hill house Shirley Jackson 208 AB
33 The Big Nowhere James Ellroy 472 OK, found it heavy going with the political side EB
34 Ring Koji Suzuki 282 EB
35 Spiral Koji Suzuki 283 EB
36 Loop Koji Suzuki 283 doesn't fit with the first 2 books, disappointing EB
37 Metro 2035 Dmitry Glukhovsky 497 AB
38 God Save Texas Lawrence Wright 329 PB
39 A Killing Winter Tom Callaghan 312 PB
40 Fishbowl Bradley Somer 304 trashy holiday read was OK PB
41 Stalin’s Meteorologist Olivier Rolin 192 HB
42 Foley is Good Mick Foley 592 PB
43 Blood River Tim Butcher 363 PB
44 The Tobacconist Robert Seethaler 234 19/07/19 22/07/19 PB
45 A Spring Betrayal Tim Callaghan 320 23/07/19 26/07/19 PB
46 Manual for Survival Kate Brown 432 fascinating book regarding the aftermath of Chernobyl for the locals that lived in the fallout zone. cover ups and lies from both the Russians and other countries to hide the true cost 27/07/19 01/08/19 PB
47 Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson 311 Might be too old for this but didn't feel engaged with the characters. Glad I read it though. 30/07/19 01/08/19 PB
48 Feral George Monbiot 256 03/08/19 07/08/19 PB
49 Glamorama Brett Easton-Ellis 546 Weird, its Ellis of course it is. Bit too long and a bit too weird for me 08/08/19 19/08/19 EB
50 Site Reliability Engineering Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff and Niall Richard Murphy 552 some parts were relevant and interesting others not so much 07/08/19 20/08/19 EB
51 World War Z Max Brooks 342 Poor, no over all story arc 20/08/19 27/08/19 EB
52 American Prison Shane Bauer 318 Eye opening, great read 21/08/19 28/08/19 AB
53 Crash J.G. Ballard 224 27/08/19 29/08/19 EB
54 Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Stephen King 231 30/08/19 01/10/19 AB
55 Alien III William Gibson very short, definitely prefer this version over the 3rd movie 28/08/19 28/08/19 AB
56 Imperial Bedrooms Bret Easton Ellis 256 good read 01/09/19 04/09/19 EB
57 The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 193 classic 04/09/19 10/09/19 EB
58 The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe Douglas Adams 250 10/09/19 15/09/18 EB
59 The Lost Night Andrea Bartz 314 Great, really enjoyed it. Similar feel to A Girl on the train 15/09/19 17/09/19 EB
60 Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark Cecelia Watson 213 not idea why I read this, the history of the semicolon and how to use it. It was quite interesting 17/09/19 19/09/19 EB
61 Deep Work Cal Newport 304 wasn't aware this was by Cal Newport otherwise I wouldn't have bothered. I find him condescending and conflicting 19/09/09 EB
62 Requiem for a Dream Hubert Selby Jr. 279 bleak, heartbreaking, awful. couldn't put it down 20/09/19 25/09/19 EB
63 L.A. Confidential James Ellory 496 best out of the LA quartet so far, a bit frenetic at the end but really enjoyed it 26/09/19 03/10/19 EB
64 Next Michael Crichton 495 utter throwaway nonsense. characters are laughable and full of cliche. having said that I couldn't put it down 04/10/19 08/10/19 PB
65 Doctor Sleep Stephen King 499 really enjoyed this, had enough of the previous novel there to tie in but took the story in a different direction. 08/10/19 17/10/19 PB
66 Shadowplay Tim Marshall 294 a view of the wars in the Balkans, Europes last war. Interesting read 18/10/19 26/10/19 PB
67 Diary Chuck Palahniuk 262 26/10/19 30/10/19 EB
68 White Jazz James Ellroy 368 Couldn't get into it at all, the style of writing was jaring and diffiucult to follow 31/10/19 09/11/19 EB
69 The Cockroach Ian McEwan 100 satire on Brexit but ultimately leaves hanging for why? why do the cockraoches want this, maybe thats the point 10/11/19 11/11/19
70 Snuff Chuck Palahniuk 208 11/11/19

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