Thursday, January 5, 2012

Books Read 2011

I seem to have accumulated a longer list than usual for 2011. So here goes.

Personal Reads

On, Off, Colleen McCullough; The Case of the Missing Servant, Tarquin Hall; Impact, Douglas Preston; You Only Die Twice, Edna Buchanan; Above Suspicion, Helen MacInnes; The Lost World, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Dinosaur Summer, Greg Bear; Three Men in A Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), Jerome K. Jerome; The Jury Master, Robert Dugoni; The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith; Bellfield Hall, Anna Dean; Still Life, Louise Penny; Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer, John Grisham; Too Many Murders, Colleen McCullough; Short Stirrup Club: Blue Ribbon Friends, Allison Estes; Short Stirrup Club: Ghost of Thistle Ridge, Allison Estes; Canterwood Crest: Take the Reins, Jessica Burkhart; Canterwood Crest: Chasing the Blue, Jessica Burkhart; Blackout, Connie Willis; The Surgeon, Tess Gerritsen; All Clear, Connie Willis; The Apprentice, Tess Gerritsen; The Inner Circle, Brad Meltzer; The Dinosaur Hunter, Homer Hickam; Standing in the Rainbow, Fannie Flagg.

Book Club Reads

The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton; Winter Garden, Kristin Hannah; Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier; Someone Knows My Name, Lawrence Hill; To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis; The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly; Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese; In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson; The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood; Corduroy Mansions, Alexander McCall Smith; Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, Fannie Flagg; The Lace Reader, Brunonia Barry.

I'm getting off to a very slow start for 2012. I began George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, but I've put aside all reading to write Galactic Empress (my young adult space adventure tale). I have the binder containing the "shitty first draft" handy at all times. I am either scribbling scenes or editing as I type the handwritten scenes on the computer. So my reading list for 2012 will likely be much shorter.


achieve1dream said...

Wow that's an impressive list! I wish I had the discipline to write down all the book I've read. It would be so cool to know how many I've read. Good luck with your novel!!

Portugal said...

I'm reading BLACKOUT,and i really enjoyed this story. I love history and the fact that time travel was available to these people. The story did start out alittle slow, but after everyone got blasted to the past, it got interesting. The book was a page turner for me and i look forward to reading the half of the book. Their situations are alittle perplexing. all the near misses will keep you reading. i dont want to spoil anything, but its worth a read if you like time travel stories.