Books

When I was in the 4th grade I started reading regularly, and it was at that time that I began keeping a book list. Unfortunately, in my early twenties I gave up the task, thinking it was compulsive. Today, I wish I had maintained that reading list, for I’d love to scan the titles of all the books I’ve read and reread from then until now.

Below is my new book list. My goal is to read a minimum of two books per month. I’d like to actually exceed that, but a busy life distracts me from this passion, so often I feel fortunate to complete one book per month.

I also maintain a list of completed audio books.

2018
December Lethal White Robert Galbraith
October The Swan’s of Fifth Avenue Melanie Benjamin
September Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman
August End Game (Fallen Empire Series #8) Lindsay Buroker
July Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain
June The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Patrick Rothfuss
April Lab Girl Hope Jahren
  Keep the Home Fires Burning : A Soldier Returns (#1d) S. Block
  Keep the Home Fires Burning : Strangers Among Us (#1c) S. Block
March Keep the Home Fires Burning : A Woman’s Work (#1b) S. Block
  Keep the Home Fires Burning : Spitfire Down (#1a) S. Block
  Perilous Hunt (Fallen Empire Series #7) Lindsay Buroker
February The Invisible Library (Book #1) Genevieve Cogman
  Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Matthew Sullivan
January Fire and Fury Michael Wolff
  Magpie Murders Anthony Horowitz
2017
December Artemis Andy Weir
November Arkadian Skies (Fallen Empire Series #6) Lindsay Buroker
October The Letter Kathryn Hughes
  Poldark: Demelza (Book 2 in Series) Winston Graham
 September Cleon Moon (Fallen Empire Series #5) Lindsay Buroker
  Relic of Sorrows (Fallen Empire Series #4) Lindsay Buroker
  The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware
August Small Great Things Jodi Picoult
  The Venetian Judgement David Stone
July Westlake Soul Rio Youers
June The Forgetting Time Sharon Guskin
  Borne Jeff VanderMeer
May Starseers (Fallen Empire Series #3) Lindsay Buroker
  Honor’s Flight (Fallen Empire Series #2) Lindsay Buroker
April On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Timothy Snyder
  Star Nomad (Fallen Empire Series #1) Lindsay Buroker
March It Can’t Happen Here Sinclair Lewis
  Armada Ernest Cline
January The Fate of the Tearling Erika Johansen
2016
December Ross Poldark (Book 1 in Series) Winston Graham
November David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and The Art of Battling Giants Malcolm Gladwell
October The Dressmaker Rosalie Ham
  A Paris Apartment Michelle Gable
September Harry Potter and The Cursed Child J.K. Rowling (a new
play by Jack Thorne)
August Enchanted August Brenda Bowen
  Diary of an Oxygen Thief Anonymous
July I Am Pilgrim Terry Hayes
May The Orpheus Deception David Stone
April Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs
  Girls in Trucks Katie Crouch
  The Secret of Lost Things Sheridan Hay
February Chickens in the Road Suzanne McMinn
January One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) Janet Evanovich
2015
December The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick
November Career of Evil Robert Galbraith
October The Echelon Vendetta David Stone
September The Girl with All the Gifts M. R. Carey
  The Devil in the White City Erik Larson
July The Invasion of Tearling Erika Johansen
June The Lost Art of Mixing Erica Bauermeister
  Queen of the Tearling Erika Johansen
May The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair Joel Dicker
  The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism Timothy Keller
April All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr
February Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
January The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller A. G. Riddle
2014
December The School of Essential Ingredients Erica Bauermeister
  First Daughter Eric Van Lustbader
November Twelfth Night William Shakespeare
  An Irish Country Doctor Patrick Taylor
September Winter of the World (Century Trilogy) Ken Follett
August Paris in Love Eloisa James
  Fall of Giants (Century Trilogy) Ken Follett
July The Silkworm Robert Galbraith
June The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac #2) Vicki Pettersson
May The Scent of Shadows (Signs of the Zodiac #1) Vicki Pettersson
  The Giver Lois Lowry
  Still Life Louise Penny
April Heaven is for Real Todd Burpo
  Code Name Verity Elizabeth Wein
March One Good Turn Kate Atkinson
  Divergent Veronica Roth
February Wild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail Cheryl Strayed
  The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls Anton DiSclafani
  Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Reza Aslan
January Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society Amy Hill Hearth
  The Lost Symbol Dan Brown
2013
December The Liar’s Gospel Naomi Alderman
  The Bone Season Samantha Shannon
November The Black Country Alex Grecian
  The Yard Alex Grecian
October Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations Peter Evans and Ava Gardner
  The Dude and the Zen Master Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman
  Telling the Bees Peggy Hesketh
  City of Bones (Book I The Mortal Instruments Series) Cassandra Clare
September The Thirteen Hallows Michael Scott and Colette Freedman
  Death Comes to Pemberley P. D. James
August The Cuckoo’s Calling Robert Galbraith
  The Bookman’s Tale Charlie Lovett
  Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure Christopher S. Stewart
July Yellow Blue Tibia Adam Roberts
  What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People Joe Navarro
  Farscape: Dark Side of the Sun Andrew Dymond
June The Tales of Beedle the Bard J. K. Rowling
  Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card
  Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut
  Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde Rebecca Dana
  The Watchers Jon Steele
May The Dinner Herman Koch
  Killing Floor Lee Child
  Voyager Diana Gabaldon
April Finding Moosewood Finding God Jack Perkins
  A Slight Trick of the Mind Mitch Cullin
March In the Garden of Beasts Erik Larson
  The Gods of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs
  Night of the Living Deed E. J. Copperman
  Redwall Brian Jacques
February George Orwell & Evelyn Waugh in Love and War David Lebedoff
  The Twelve Justin Cronin
January The Passage Justin Cronin
2012
December Every Dead Thing John Connolly
  Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore Robin Sloan
  Casual Vacancy J. K. Rowling
October The Angel’s Game (reread) Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
September Luther: The Calling Neil Cross
  Case Histories Kate Atkinson
August Carte Blanche Jeffrey Deaver
July The Bed of Procrustes Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  Prague Fatale Philip Kerr
  Dragonfly in Amber Diana Gabaldon
May Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Seth Grahame-Smith
  Outlander Diana Gabaldon
  Billy Budd Herman Melville
  Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
  Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
April The Snowman Jo Nesbo
  Beatrice and Virgil Yann Martel
  The Postmistress Sarah Blake
March A Princess of Mars (1 of 11 from The Martian Series) Edgar Rice Burroughs
  Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Helen Simonson
  The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has their Head up their Ass Bill Maher
  The Zombie Autopsies Steven C. Schlozman, MD
  A Dance with Dragons George R.R. Martin
February Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
  Farscape: Ship of Ghosts David Bischoff
2011
December A Feast for Crows George R.R. Martin
November Buy-ology: Truth and Lies about Why We Buy Martin Lindstrom
  The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick
October A Storm of Swords George R.R. Martin
September How to Teach Your Dog Physics Chad Orzel
  A Clash of Kings George R.R. Martin
August A Game of Thrones George R.R. Martin
July Farscape: House of Cards Keith R. A. DeCandido
  Blacksad Juan Diaz Canales (author) and Juanjo Guarnido (artist)
  Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole, and Oliver Reed Robert Sellers
  The Fall Guillermo Del Toro
June River of Darkness Rennie Airth
  Daphne Justine Picardie
  Eon Alison Goodman
  The Matchmaker of Kenmare Frank Delaney
May Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story Leonie Swann
  Swamplandia Karen Russell
April The Crimes of Dr. Watson: An Interactive Sherlock Holmes Mystery Duane Swierczynski
  Bossypants Tina Fey
  Death Instinct Jed Rubenfeld
  Here’s Looking at Euclid Alex Bellos
March Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk David Sedaris
  The Year of the Hare Arto Paasilinna
  Breakfast with Socrates Robert Rowland Smith
February Factotum (The Foundling’s Tale – Book III) D. M. Cornish
  Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the
Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders
Jamie Whyte
  Lamplighter (The Foundling’s Tale – Book II) D. M. Cornish
January The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The
True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a
World of Literary Obsession
Allison Hoover Bartlett
  Foundling (The Foundling’s Tale – Book I) D. M. Cornish
  The Invisible Man H. G. Wells
  True Grit Charles Portis
  Rousseau’s Dog: Two Great Thinkers at War in the Age of Enlightenment David Edmonds andJohn Eidinow
2010
December My Cousin Rachel Daphne du Maurier
November Fragments Marilyn Monroe
  Heresy S. J. Parris
October Status Anxiety Alain de Botton
  The Genesis Secret Tom Knox
  Brave New World Aldous Huxley
September Great Expectations Charles Dickens
  The History of Last Night’s Dream Rodger Kamenetz
August Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer
  The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag Alan Bradley
July A Travel Guide to Heaven Anthony DeStefano
June The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer &Annie Barrows
  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Stieg Larsson
  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Alan Bradley
May Payment in Blood Elizabeth George
April The Street Lawyer John Grisham
March Animal Farm George Orwell
  Standing in the Light Sharman Apt Russell
February The Girl Who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson
  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
January Full Dark House Christopher Fowler
2009
December The Sunday Philosophy Club Alexander McCall Smith
  The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
November Hegel: A Very Short Introduction Peter Singer
  The Little Book Selden Edwards
  The Gates John Connolly
October Descartes’ Bones Russell Shorto
  The Book of Lost Lists John Connolly
September The Angel’s Game Carlos Ruiz Zafon
August Sophie’s World Jostein Gaarder
  The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith
July The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  The Book of Air and Shadows Michael Gruber
  The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane Katherine Howe
June 1984 George Orwell
  The Dead Fathers Club Matt Haig
  The Reader Bernhard Schlink
May The Knitting Circle Ann Hood
  Labyrinth Kate Mosse
  The Book Thief Markus Zusak
April 84, Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff

 

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