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“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King

I just thought I'd start a thread to see what everyone is reading. One of my reading goals for this year is to re-read the whole New Jedi Order series (sorry Corran). I read a lot ofnon-fiction so I want to balance the heavy stuff with more light escapism. I last read the NJO books about 15 years(or more) ago and its interesting to see how my perspective has changed. I forgot how brutal they are! I'm enjoying them though, they have alot more action than some of the other old SW novels I've re-read recently.

 
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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
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Les Miserables. It's 365 chapters, so I'm reading one chapter a day, for a year. It's good so far. I'm a fan of the musical.
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I just finished book 3 of the Monster Hunter Memoirs by John (oh John Ringo no!) Ringo and Larry Correia.
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T. Zahn's Thrawn: Alliances, D.J. Older's Star Wars: Last Shot, and Rana Mitter's Forgotten Ally.
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Right now a German thriller named "Abgeschnitten" by Sebastian Fitzek and Michael Tsokos (He's a real life forensic doctor).

The translation of the title would be "Cut off". Story is about a forensics doctor who finds a clue in a corpse that his daughter is kidnapped by a psychopath. And that psycho sends him messages in corpses now. The story also plays part on the island Helgoland (where I spent my summer vacation last year and reason why I bought the book), while a winter storm, when the island is cut off from the mainland.
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I know what all fighter jockeys–New Republic and Imperial–will be reading on May 6th: Star Wars: TIE Fighter Manual. 128 pages of in-depth exploration of the iconic starfighter, and the book will feature all new cutaway diagrams and hundreds of illustrations and photos. Galactic Empire and First Order models will be covered.

Also, with the Disney theme parks Star Wars exhibit opening soon, you're going to see Galaxy's Edge literature pushed hard (already appears in Thrawn: Alliances). It looks like the planet Batuu and Black Spire Outpost is going to be the epicenter for all sorts of action.
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Re-reading Ben Aaronovitch's wonderful Rivers of London series which is hopefully going to be adapted for (hopefully good) television by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's production company.
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I recently finished The Blood of Rome by Simon Scarrow and Clash of Empires by Ben Kane. I enjoyed them, didn't like them as much as Harry Sidebottoms Warrior of Rome series but will definitely be reading more by these authors when I need a Rome fix. I'm currently reading Colossus by Niall Ferguson which though dated now is still interesting and insightful.
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Rereading Midnight in Chernobyl in preparation for the upcoming HBO series.

From the trailers it looks pretty good. They actually filmed it at a deactivated RBMK reactor in Lithuania, too.
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Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson
Redcoats and Rebels by Christopher Hibbert
Wolf of the Deep by Stephen Fox
Why the West Rules - for Now by Ian Morris
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Directive 51 by John Barnes
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"Der Fall Collini" (The Collini Case) by Ferdinand von Schirach
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Seapower States by Andrew Lambert
A History of Warfare by John Keegan
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Finally picked up my copy of the TIE fighter owners' workshop manual. Some interesting tidbits of info include how much Grand Moff Tarkin was involved in the development of the fighter, especially his insistence that the fighters have a distinctive roar–like that of the Stuka dive bomber–in order to create fear and confusion in the enemy ranks. For roleplaying/biography info, the books includes data about Imperial training acadamies, the two most noted are the Royal Imperial Academy on Coruscant (only 10% graduation rate) and the Skystrike Academy on Montross (also only a 10% graduation rate). TIE variants featured are only nuCanon, meaning Legends versions such as the TIE/fc, gt, and Scimitar assault bomber are not included.
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Star Wars: Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy. Really great book with awesome art work and some really useful information, especially for the Sequel era.
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Flashman and the Tiger
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Dungeons & Dragons Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica (D&D/Magic: The Gathering Adventure Book and Campaign Setting)

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The TIE Fighter comic book series, #1, 3-5. Have to get #2. And if anyone is an Imperial who attended Carida Academy, one of the flight instructors is named Yurib Nakan.
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