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Books Read 2016
List created by Rodger P. (rapayn01) - , on Jan 2, 2016
List Votes: 1 Books: 28 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 0 List Type: Open
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Joyland by Stephen King
A STUNNING  NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME - NOW OUT IN MASS MARKET PAPERBACK! The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a...  more

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To the Hilt by Dick Francis
From the acclaimed master of mystery and suspense comes the story of a self-imposed outcast who must refresh his detection skills in order to save himself and his family.

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If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes
This story of a man living every day in fear of his life for simply being black is as powerful today as it was when it was first published in 1947. The novel takes place in the space of four days in the life of Bob Jones, a black man who is constantly plagued by the effects of racism. Living in...  more

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Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will...  more

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The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch, Bk 3) by Michael Connelly
The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his female victims. Now with a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare. But the dead man's widow is...  more

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Jimmy the Kid by Donald E. Westlake & Richard Stark
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Dog on It (Chet and Bernie, Bk 1) by Spencer Quinn
Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator. Chet might have flunked out of police school ("I'd been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn't remember...  more

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The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World by Oliver Morton
The risks of global warming are pressing and potentially vast. The difficulty of doing without fossil fuels is daunting, possibly even insurmountable. So there is an urgent need to rethink our responses to the crisis. To meet that need, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists is...  more

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The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
A debut psychological thriller about a woman who becomes emotionally entangled in a murder investigation because of something she witnesses on her daily commute. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and every night. Every day she rattles over the same track junctions, flashes...  more

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The Zebra-Striped Hearse by Ross Macdonald
When Isobel Blackwell comes calling unexpectedly on Lew Archer just minutes before her husband is scheduled to meet with the detective, she expresses concern for her stepdaughter, Harriet. The young woman is about to come into a large trust fund, and she wants to marry a handsome, penniless...  more

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Xenocide (Ender Wiggin) by Orson Scott Card
On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but...  more

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On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt
One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So...  more

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Early Autumn (Spenser, Bk 7) by Robert B. Parker
Early Autumn introduces Paul Giacomin, Spenser's adopted son. A bitter divorce is only the beginning. First the father hires thugs to kidnap his son. Then the mother hires Spenser to get the boy back. But as soon as Spenser senses the lay of the land, he decides to do some kidnapping of his...  more

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The Wheelman by Duane Swierczynski
Meet Lennon, a mute Irish getaway driver who has fallen in with the wrong heist team on the wrong day at the wrong bank. Betrayed, his money stolen and his battered carcass left for dead, Lennon is on a one-way mission to find out who is responsible—and to get back his loot. But the...  more

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Black Betty (Easy Rawlins, Bk 4) by Walter Mosley
1961: LOS ANGELES' MEAN STREETS WERE NEVER MEANER... OR MORE DEADLY... For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins the present looked bleak, the future worse. Ordinarily, he'd have thrown the two bills in the sleazy shamus' face -- the white...  more

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Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest...
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Borrowed Time by Robert Goddard
It is a golden evening of high summer.  Walking a ridge on the Welsh Borders, Robin Timariot meets by chance an elegant middle-aged woman who seems strangely out of place.  They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable.  A few days later Timariot learns from the...  more

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The Jugger: A Parker Novel by Richard Stark
You probably haven?t ever noticed them. But they?ve noticed you. They notice everything. That?s their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers? work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its...  more

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Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan by Dana Burde
Foreign-backed funding for education does not always stabilize a country and enhance its statebuilding efforts. Dana Burde shows how aid to education in Afghanistan bolstered conflict both deliberately in the 1980s through violence-infused, anti-Soviet curricula and inadvertently in the 2000s...  more

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Rabbit at Rest (Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 4) by John Updike
In John Updike's fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, the hero has acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo, and a second grandchild. His son and daughter-in-law are acting erratically, his wife Janice wants to work, and Rabbit is searching his...  more

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Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy (Cornell Studies in Security Affa...
The United States, Barry R. Posen argues in Restraint, has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. Since the collapse of Soviet power, it has pursued a grand strategy that he calls "liberal hegemony," one that Posen sees as unnecessary, counterproductive, costly,...  more

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Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa by Scott ...
In Making and Unmaking Nations, Scott Straus seeks to explain why and how genocide takes place?and, perhaps more important, how it has been avoided in places where it may have seemed likely or even inevitable. To solve that puzzle, he examines postcolonial Africa, analyzing countries in which...  more

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The Dreadful Lemon Sky (Travis McGee, Bk 16) by John D. MacDonald
It's almost four in the morning when McGee is jarred awake by a breathless ghost from his past. Carolyn Milligan desperately needs Travis to keep a package full of cash safe and sound. What's in it for him? Ten grand and no questions asked. She'll be back in a month. But two weeks later, Carrie...  more

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How Bill James Changed Our View of the Game of Baseball by Rob Neyer & Alan Schwa...
If all you think Bill James has done is changed our view of baseball, then maybe not. But if you add in how this guy from Lawrence, Kansas, with "mismatching sox and dirt under his fingernails," has changed how people think about a lot of things, including baseball, then maybe he does. Here...  more

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
A razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq, it explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. Ben Fountain’s remarkable debut novel follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their...  more

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F is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 6) by Sue Grafton
How do you prove the innocence of a man already found guilty of murder? That's the task Kinsey Millhone is faced with when she takes on the case of Bailey Fowler. These are the facts: Jean Timberlake, Bailey's girlfriend, was found dead on the sands of Floral Beach, California,...  more

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Raylan (Raylan Givens, Bk 3) by Elmore Leonard
With the closing of the Harlan County, Kentucky, coal mines, marijuana has become the biggest cash crop in the state. A hundred pounds of it can gross $300,000, but that's chump change compared to the quarter million a human body can get you -- especially when it's sold off piece by...  more

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Baseball Prospectus 2016 by Unknown Author
The essential guide to the 2016 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player?or both?you won't be properly informed without it. Baseball Prospectus 2016 brings together an elite group of analysts to provide the definitive look at the upcoming season in critical...  more

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