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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 audiobooks.

2019
NovemberThe Two Lila BennettsLiz Fenton
OctoberThe Man of LegendsKenneth Johnson
SeptemberHow to Not Die AloneRichard Roper
AugustThe Speed of SoundEric Bernt
White Rose Black ForestEoin Dempsey
RecursionBlake Crouch
JulyTrue Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thriller #1)Lee Goldberg
On the Abolition of All Political PartiesSimone Weil
Enchantress (Everman Saga #1)James Maxwell
JuneEleanor Oliphant is Completely FineGail Honeyman
MayThe Eighth Sister (Charles Jenkins Book #1)Robert Dugoni
AprilThe Vampire Knitting Club (Book #1)Nancy Warren
One Word KillMark Lawrence
Smoke and Summons (Numina Book #1)Charlie N. Holmberg
MarchThe President is MissingBill Clinton and James Patterson
Mrs. Saint and the DefectivesJulie Lawson
JanuaryWhy I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find PeaceFrank Schaefer
2018
DecemberLethal WhiteRobert Galbraith
OctoberThe Swan’s of Fifth AvenueMelanie Benjamin
SeptemberNorse MythologyNeil Gaiman
AugustEnd Game (Fallen Empire Series #8)Lindsay Buroker
The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2)Patrick Rothfuss
JulyKitchen ConfidentialAnthony Bourdain
JuneThe Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)Patrick Rothfuss
AprilLab GirlHope Jahren
Keep the Home Fires Burning: A Soldier Returns (#1d)S. Block
Keep the Home Fires Burning: Strangers Among Us (#1c)S. Block
MarchKeep 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
FebruaryThe Invisible Library (Book #1)Genevieve Cogman
Midnight at the Bright Ideas BookstoreMatthew Sullivan
JanuaryFire and FuryMichael Wolff
Magpie MurdersAnthony Horowitz
2017
DecemberArtemisAndy Weir
NovemberArkadian Skies (Fallen Empire Series #6)Lindsay Buroker
OctoberThe LetterKathryn Hughes
Poldark: Demelza (Book #2)Winston Graham
SeptemberCleon Moon (Fallen Empire Series #5)Lindsay Buroker
Relic of Sorrows (Fallen Empire Series #4)Lindsay Buroker
The Woman in Cabin 10Ruth Ware
AugustSmall Great ThingsJodi Picoult
The Venetian JudgementDavid Stone
JulyWestlake SoulRio Youers
JuneThe Forgetting TimeSharon Guskin
BorneJeff VanderMeer
MayStarseers (Fallen Empire Series #3)Lindsay Buroker
Honor’s Flight (Fallen Empire Series #2)Lindsay Buroker
AprilOn Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth CenturyTimothy Snyder
Star Nomad (Fallen Empire Series #1)Lindsay Buroker
MarchIt Can’t Happen HereSinclair Lewis
ArmadaErnest Cline
JanuaryThe Fate of the Tearling (Book #3)Erika Johansen
2016
DecemberRoss Poldark (Book #1)Winston Graham
NovemberDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and The Art of Battling GiantsMalcolm Gladwell
OctoberThe DressmakerRosalie Ham
A Paris ApartmentMichelle Gable
SeptemberHarry Potter and The Cursed ChildJ.K. Rowling (a new play by Jack Thorne)
AugustEnchanted AugustBrenda Bowen
Diary of an Oxygen ThiefAnonymous
JulyI Am PilgrimTerry Hayes
MayThe Orpheus DeceptionDavid Stone
AprilMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar ChildrenRanson Riggs
Girls in TrucksKatie Crouch
The Secret of Lost ThingsSheridan Hay
FebruaryChickens in the RoadSuzanne McMinn
JanuaryOne for the Money (Stephanie Plum, Book #1)Janet Evanovich
2015
DecemberThe Man in the High CastlePhilip K. Dick
NovemberCareer of EvilRobert Galbraith
OctoberThe Echelon VendettaDavid Stone
SeptemberThe Girl with All the GiftsM. R. Carey
The Devil in the White CityErik Larson
JulyThe Invasion of Tearling (Book #2)Erika Johansen
JuneThe Art of MixingErica Bauermeister
Queen of the Tearling (Book #1)Erika Johansen
MayThe Truth About the Harry Quebert AffairJoel Dicker
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of SkepticismTimothy Keller
AprilAll the Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr
FebruaryStrange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeRobert Louis Stevenson
JanuaryThe Atlantis Gene: A ThrillerA. G. Riddle
2014
DecemberThe School of Essential IngredientsErica Bauermeister
First DaughterEric Van Lustbader
NovemberTwelfth NightWilliam Shakespeare
An Irish Country DoctorPatrick Taylor
SeptemberWinter of the World (Century Trilogy Book #2)Ken Follett
AugustParis in LoveEloisa James
Fall of Giants (Century Trilogy Book #1)Ken Follett
JulyThe SilkwormRobert Galbraith
JuneThe Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac #2)Vicki Pettersson
MayThe Scent of Shadows (Signs of the Zodiac #1)Vicki Pettersson
The GiverLois Lowry
Still LifeLouise Penny
AprilHeaven is for RealTodd Burpo
Code Name VerityElizabeth Wein
MarchOne Good TurnKate Atkinson
DivergentVeronica Roth
FebruaryWild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast TrailCheryl Strayed
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for GirlsAnton DiSclafani
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of NazarethReza Aslan
JanuaryMiss Dreamsville and the Collier County Woman’s Literary SocietyAmy Hill Hearth
The Lost SymbolDan Brown
2013
DecemberThe Liar’s GospelNaomi Alderman
The Bone SeasonSamantha Shannon
NovemberThe Black CountryAlex Grecian
The YardAlex Grecian
OctoberAva Gardner: The Secret ConversationsPeter Evans and Ava Gardner
The Dude and the Zen MasterJeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman
Telling the BeesPeggy Hesketh
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Book #1)Cassandra Clare
SeptemberThe Thirteen HallowsMichael Scott and Colette Freedman
Death Comes to PemberleyP. D. James
AugustThe Cuckoo’s CallingRobert Galbraith
The Bookman’s TaleCharlie Lovett
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly AdventureChristopher S. Stewart
JulyYellow Blue TibiaAdam Roberts
What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading PeopleJoe Navarro
Farscape: Dark Side of the SunAndrew Dymond
JuneThe Tales of Beedle the BardJ.K. Rowling
Ender’s GameOrson Scott Card
Slaughterhouse FiveKurt Vonnegut
Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless BlondeRebecca Dana
The WatchersJon Steele
MayThe DinnerHerman Koch
Killing FloorLee Child
VoyagerDiana Gabaldon
AprilFinding Moosewood Finding GodJack Perkins
A Slight Trick of the MindMitch Cullin
MarchIn the Garden of BeastsErik Larson
The Gods of Mars (Book #2 The Martian Chronicles)Edgar Rice Burroughs
Night of the Living DeedE.J. Copperman
RedwallBrian Jacques
FebruaryGeorge Orwell & Evelyn Waugh in Love and WarDavid Lebedoff
The TwelveJustin Cronin
JanuaryThe PassageJustin Cronin
2012
DecemberEvery Dead ThingJohn Connolly
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour BookstoreRobin Sloan
Casual VacancyJ.K. Rowling
OctoberThe Angel’s Game (reread)Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Gone GirlGillian Flynn
SeptemberLuther: The CallingNeil Cross
Case HistoriesKate Atkinson
AugustCarte BlancheJeffrey Deaver
JulyThe Bed of ProcrustesNassim Nicholas Taleb
Prague FatalePhilip Kerr
Dragonfly in AmberDiana Gabaldon
MayAbraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterSeth Grahame-Smith
OutlanderDiana Gabaldon
Billy BuddHerman Melville
MockingjaySuzanne Collins
Catching FireSuzanne Collins
AprilBeatrice and VirgilYann Martel
The PostmistressSarah Blake
MarchA Princess of Mars (Book #1 The Martian Series)Edgar Rice Burroughs
Major Pettigrew’s Last StandHelen Simonson
The New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their AssBill Maher
The Zombie AutopsiesSteven C. Schlozman, MD
A Dance with DragonsGeorge R.R. Martin
FebruaryHunger GamesSuzanne Collins
Farscape: Ship of GhostsDavid Bischoff
2011
DecemberA Feast for CrowsGeorge R.R. Martin
NovemberBuy-ology: Truth and Lies About Why We BuyMartin Lindstrom
The Invention of Hugo CabretBrian Selznick
OctoberA Storm of SwordsGeorge R.R. Martin
SeptemberHow to Teach Your Dog PhysicsChad Orzel
A Clash of KingsGeorge R.R. Martin
AugustA Game of ThronesGeorge R.R. Martin
JulyFarscape: House of CardsKeith R.A. DeCandido
BlacksadJuan Diaz Canales (author) and Juanjo Guarnido (artist)
Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole, and Oliver ReedRobert Sellers
The FallGuillermo Del Toro
JuneRiver of DarknessRennie Airth
DaphneJustine Picardie
EonAlison Goodman
The Matchmaker of KenmareFrank Delaney
MayThree Bags Full: A Sheep Detective StoryLeonie Swann
SwamplandiaKaren Russell
AprilThe Crimes of Dr. Watson: An Interactive Sherlock Holmes MysteryDuane Swierczynski
BossypantsTina Fey
Death InstinctJed Rubenfeld
Here’s Looking at EuclidAlex Bellos
MarchSquirrel Seeks ChipmunkDavid Sedaris
The Year of the HareArto Paasilinna
Breakfast with SocratesRobert Rowland Smith
FebruaryFactotum (Book #3 The Foundling’s Tale)D.M. Cornish
Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the
Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders
Jamie Whyte
Lamplighter (Book #2 The Foundling’s Tale)D.M. Cornish
JanuaryThe Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The
True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a
World of Literary Obsession
Allison Hoover Bartlett
Foundling (Book #1 The Foundling’s Tale)D.M. Cornish
The Invisible ManH.G. Wells
True GritCharles Portis
Rousseau’s Dog: Two Great Thinkers at War in the Age of EnlightenmentDavid Edmonds and John Eidinow
2010
DecemberMy Cousin RachelDaphne du Maurier
NovemberFragmentsMarilyn Monroe
HeresyS.J. Parris
OctoberStatus AnxietyAlain de Botton
The Genesis SecretTom Knox
Brave New WorldAldous Huxley
SeptemberGreat ExpectationsCharles Dickens
The History of Last Night’s DreamRodger Kamenetz
AugustBreaking DawnStephenie Meyer
The Week that Strings the Hangman’s BagAlan Bradley
JulyA Travel Guide to HeavenAnthony DeStefano
JuneThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyMary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s NestStieg Larsson
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the PieAlan Bradley
MayPayment in BloodElizabeth George
AprilThe Street LawyerJohn Grisham
MarchAnimal FarmGeorge Orwell
Standing in the LightSharma Apt Russell
FebruaryThe Girl Who Played with FireStieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon TattooStieg Larsson
JanuaryFull Dark HouseChristopher Fowler
2009
DecemberThe Sunday Philosophy ClubAlexander McCall Smith
The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald
NovemberHegel: A Very Short IntroductionPeter Singer
The Little BookSelden Edwards
The GatesJohn Connolly
OctoberDescartes’ BonesRussell Shorto
The Book of Lost ListsJohn Connolly
SeptemberThe Angel’s GameCarlos Ruiz Zafon
AugustSophie’s WorldJostein Gaarder
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective AgencyAlexander McCall Smith
JulyThe Shadow of the WindCarlos Ruiz Zafon
The Book of Air and ShadowsMichael Gruber
The Physick Book of Deliverance DaneKatherine Howe
June1984George Orwell
The Dead Fathers ClubMatt Haig
The ReaderBernhard Schlink
MayThe Knitting CircleAnn Hood
LabyrinthKate Moss
The Book ThiefMarkus Zusak
April84, Charing Cross RoadHelene Hanff

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