This is the fourth annual Corn Nation book club.
The first, second and third can be found here, here and here, respectively.
Here is a list of books I read in 2021. It really appears that I need to take a break from the Charlie Parker series though the timing was just right. Three or so years ago I wandered onto The Woman in the Woods. I was about to ask my library to find it until I found out it was actually book #15 of a series. So instead I started with the first book of the series instead. This year I finally caught up to The Woman in the Woods. I’m a big fan of the series.
I have bolded my other recommendations. Those books that I’ve italicized are books that I definitely do not recommend.
- The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware
- Cari Mora by Thomas Harris
- The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
- The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack by Jim Dutcher
- The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
- The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlies Mackesy
- Cinderella Man by Jeremy Schaap
- The Hunger by Alma Katsu
- Brain Wars by Mario Beauregard
- Beyond Oder: 12 More Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
- Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever
- The Burning Soul (Charlie Parker #10) by John Connolly
- The Wrath of Angels (Charlie Parker #11) by John Connolly
- The Wolf in Winter (Charlie Parker #12) by John Connolly
- The Song of Shadows (Charlie Parker #13) by John Connolly
- A Time of Torment (Charlie Parker #14) by John Connolly
- A Game of Ghosts (Charlie Parker #15) by John Connolly
- The Woman in the Wood (Charlie Parker #16) by John Connolly
Happy New Years Eve!
SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!
Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger says Monday Night Football vs. Cleveland Browns likely his last game at Heinz Field
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There is a shift happening in college football recruiting.
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Watch South Carolina’s coach get a mayo bath after winning Duke’s Mayo Bowl - SBNation.com
I’m not going to waste time. I know why you’re here, you know why you’re here. You want to see a grown man get a mayonnaise bath, and I’m not going to hold you back from that any longer.
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There’s no denying that there are an unwieldy number of bowl games these days. It seems like every year, in an attempt to stand out from the pack, bowls are coming up with weirder and weirder things to pour over the heads of the victorious coach.
John Madden never let anyone poop on his bus. Except Wayne Gretzky - SBNation.com
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Portal numbers update:— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) December 28, 2021
*911 FBS scholarship players have entered since 8/1
*32 players withdrew
*243 players announced new schools
*27.6% of portal players have announced new schools
*636 FBS scholarship players remain in the portal @rivalsmike
“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.
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