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Seven Months in Mom's Basement
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The Man in the Meltblown Polypropylene Mask
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The Seven Habits of Highly Contagious People
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100 Days of Solitude
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Pulse Ox 81
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For Those In Gratitude of Whom the Bells Toll
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The Old Man on the Ventilator
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All Quiet on West 42nd Street
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2020's Best Read?

Old 12-03-20, 08:02 PM
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2020's Best Read?

It's been a slow year of rides interspersed with a lot of time at home. What was your best read?

Seven Months in Mom's Basement
The Man in the Meltblown Polypropylene Mask
The Seven Habits of Highly Contagious People
100 Days of Solitude
Pulse Ox 81
For Those In Gratitude of Whom the Bells Toll
The Old Man on the Ventilator
All Quiet on West 42nd Street

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Read several books but none published in 2020 or on the list I read Green Eggs And Ham but seriously I recently read Ruthless River by Holly Fitzgerald about surviving getting lost in the Amazon.

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The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexander Dumas
The Plague by Albert Camus
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Originally Posted by UniChris View Post
It's been a slow year of rides interspersed with a lot of time at home. What was your best read?
I still ride daily and continue to listen to and enjoy audiobooks while I ride. There are lots of good books available, even for shut-ins.

Best fiction books written in 2020 that I have listened to were both crime thrillers:
Victim 2117, Department Q Series, Book 8, by Jussi Adler-Olsen and;
A Small Town, by Thomas Perry.

Best non fiction book published in 2020 that I listened to was:
Dark Towers - Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction, by David Enrich.

Best book of short stories written in 2020 that I listened to was Broken, by Don Winslow.

Best series of books by one author I listened to (binged on) in 2020 but published previously, were crime fiction novels by the Irish author Adrian McKinty and read by the excellent Irish reader Gerald Doyle.
Dead I May Well Be - Michael Forsythe 01
The Dead Yard - Michael Forsythe 02
The Bloomsday Dead - Michael Forsythe 03
The Cold Cold Ground - Detective Sean Duffy 01
I Hear the Sirens in the Street - Detective Sean Duffy 02
In the Morning Ill Be Gone - Detective Sean Duffy 03
Gun Street Girl - Detective Sean Duffy 04
Rain Dogs - Detective Sean Duffy 05
Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly - Detective Sean Duffy 06
Falling Glass – Stand alone novel
Fifty Grand – Stand alone novel (not read by Gerald Doyle)
Hidden River – Stand alone novel
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besides work related books…..dealing with ideological conformity, the fragility of democracy and the aftermath of fascism…..seems appropriate at the moment

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Best on the list!

Though to everyone who took the question at face value, there are indeed some good ideas I may have to pursue, too.

The irony is that this year would be great for reading, but the reasons why have meant feeling too persistently "on-edge" to get as immersed into anything as tends to happen with a book.
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My top 10 to date. Last edit was a new #2.

01 The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, Dr. Jason Fung 2020
02 Force of Nature (Joe Pickett #12), by C.J. Box 2012
03 Cold Wind (Joe Pickett #11), by C.J. Box 2011 388
04 Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, Katherine Eban 2019
05 Out Of Range (Joe Pickett #5), by C.J. Box 2005
06 The First Eagle (Leaphorn & Chee #13), Tony Hillerman 1998
07 The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why, Amanda Ripley 2008
08 Rabbit Cake, Annie Hartnett 2017
09 Idaho, Emily Ruskovich 2017
10 Love and Ruin: Tales of Obsession, Danger, and Heartbreak, various 2015
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