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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.

August White Rose Black Forest Eoin Dempsey
Recursion Blake Crouch
July True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thriller #1) Lee Goldberg
On the Abolition of All Political Parties Simone Weil
Enchantress (Everman Saga #1) James Maxwell
June Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman
May The Eighth Sister (Charles Jenkins Book #1) Robert Dugoni
April The Vampire Knitting Club (Book #1) Nancy Warren
One Word Kill Mark Lawrence
Smoke and Summons (Numina Book #1) Charlie N. Holmberg
March The President is Missing Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives Julie Lawson
January Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace Frank Schaefer
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
The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) Patrick Rothfuss
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
December Artemis Andy Weir
November Arkadian Skies (Fallen Empire Series #6) Lindsay Buroker
October The Letter Kathryn Hughes
Poldark: Demelza (Book #2) 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 (Book #3) Erika Johansen
December Ross Poldark (Book #1) 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 Ranson 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, Book #1) Janet Evanovich
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 (Book #2) Erika Johansen
June The Art of Mixing Erica Bauermeister
Queen of the Tearling (Book #1) 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
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 Book #2) Ken Follett
August Paris in Love Eloisa James
Fall of Giants (Century Trilogy Book #1) 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 Woman’s Literary Society Amy Hill Hearth
The Lost Symbol Dan Brown
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 (The Mortal Instruments Book #1) 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 (Book #2 The Martian Chronicles) 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
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 Beatrice and Virgil Yann Martel
The Postmistress Sarah Blake
March A Princess of Mars (Book #1 The Martian Series) Edgar Rice Burroughs
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Helen Simonson
The 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
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 (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
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 (Book #1 The Foundling’s Tale) 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 and John Eidinow
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 Week 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 Sharma 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
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 Moss
The Book Thief Markus Zusak
April 84, Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff

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