Books Read, 2008—2012


4. The Paris Wife, Paula McLain (Audiobook)
3. Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3, Alexander Gordon Smith (Young Adult)
2. Solitary: Escape from Furnace 2, Alexander Gordon Smith (Young Adult)
1. Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1, Alexander Gordon Smith (Young Adult)


108. L is for Lawless, Sue Grafton
107. The Affair, Lee Child (Audiobook)
106. The Help,  Kathryn Stockett
105. K is for Killer, Sue Grafton
104. Sarah's Key, Tatiana de Rosnay (Audiobook)
103. The Reversal, (Haller), Michael Connelly
102. J is for Judgment, Sue Grafton
101. The Brass Verdict, (Haller), Michael Connelly
100. The Litigators, John Grisham
99. Last Words, George Carlin with Tony Hendra
98. 61 Hours, Lee Child (Audiobook)
97. I is for Innocent, Sue Grafton
96. The Lincoln Lawyer, (Haller), Michael Connelly
95. H is for Homicide, Sue Grafton
94. Injustice for All, (Beaumont), J.A. Jance
93. G is for Gumshoe, Sue Grafton
92. An Irish Country Village, Patrick Taylor
91. Until Proven Guilty, (Beaumont), J.A. Jance
90.  Death in Paradise, (Jesse Stone), Robert B. Parker
89. F is for Fugitive, Sue Grafton
88. Looking for Rachel Wallace, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker
87. E is for Evidence, Sue Grafton
86. The End of the Wasp Season, Denise Mina
85. Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life, Michael Moore
84. Feast Day for Fools, James Lee Burke
83. Trouble in Paradise, (Jesse Stone), Robert B. Parker
82. D is for Deadbeat, Sue Grafton
81. Night Passage, (Jesse Stone), Robert B. Parker
80. C is for Corpse, Sue Grafton
79. The Burning Soul, John Connolly
78. A Savage Place, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker
77. B is for Burglar, Sue Grafton
76. Clean, Amy Reed (Young Adult)
75. An Irish Country Doctor, Patrick Taylor
74. The Merry Misogynist, Colin Cotterill
73. Ceremony, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker
72. A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton
71. Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver (Young Adult)
70. Live to Tell, Wendy Corsi Staub
69. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, Ben Loory
68. Valediction, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker
67. Grave Peril, Jim Butcher
66. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Young Adult)
65. Started Early, Took My Dog, Kate Atkinson
64. Widow's Walk, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker (Audiobook)
63. Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
62. The Cage Keeper: And Other Stories, Andre Dubus III
61. The Midnight Palace, Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Young Adult)
60. Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
59. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt (Audiobook—5 stars)
58. Curse of the Pogo Stick, Colin Cotterill
57. Crimson Joy, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker
56. Typhoid Mary, Anthony Bourdain
55. Glass, Ellen Hopkins (Young Adult)
54. Crank, Ellen Hopkins (Young Adult)
53. Identical, Ellen Hopkins (Young Adult)
52. Fatal Remedies, Donna Leon
51. The Hypnotist, Lars Kepler
50. Fool's Moon, Jim Butcher
49. Divergent, (Book 1), Veronica Roth (Young Adult)
48. The Stories of John Cheever, John Cheever
47. Worth Dying For, Lee Child
46. Back Story, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker (Audiobook)
45. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
44. One Good Turn,  Kate Atkinson
43. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows  (Audiobook)
42. News is a Verb, Pete Hamill
41. Anarchy and Old Dogs, Colin Cotterill
40. Storm Front, Jim Butcher
39. Disco for the Departed, Colin Cotterill
38. The Cypress House, Michael Koryta
37. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney (Tween)
36. Tabloid City, Pete Hamill
35. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (Audiobook—5 stars)
34. Angel on the Square, Gloria Whelan (Young Adult)
33. Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Young Adult)
32. Deception, Jonathan Kellerman
31. Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
30. When Will There Be Good News?, Kate Atkinson
29. Poachers: Stories, Tom Franklin
28. Dark Fire, C.J. Sansom
27. Hell House, Richard Matheson
26. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Tom Franklin
25. Killing Floor, Lee Child (Audiobook)
24. No and Me, Delphine de Vigan (Young Adult)
23. The Enemy, Lee Child
22. Two for Texas, James Lee Burke
21. Silent Mercy, Linda Fairstein
20. The Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke (Audiobook)
19. A Good Hanging, Ian Rankin
18. The Dramatist, Ken Bruen
17. Death of a Witch, M.C. Beaton
16. Calibre, Ken Bruen
15. The Ghost and Mrs. McClure, Alice Kimberly
14. Devil in a Blue Dress, Walter Mosley
13. Sorrow's Anthem, Michael Koryta
12. Six Easy Pieces, Walter Mosley
11. Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain (Audiobook)
10. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Walter Mosley
9. The Killing of the Tinkers, Ken Bruen
8. Lily's Crossing, Patricia Reilly Giff (Young Adult)
7. The Marshal and the Madwoman, Magdalen Nabb
6. Cross, Ken Bruen
5. Burn, Nevada Barr
4. Bone in the Throat, Anthony Bourdain
3. Sorry, Right Number: And Other Stories, Stephen King (Audiobook)
2. Pictures of Hollis Woods, Patricia Reilly Giff (Young Adult)
1. Tonight I Said Goodbye, Michael Koryta


71. The Book of Joe, Jonathan Tropper
70. Priest, Ken Bruen
69. Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour, Scott Westerfeld (Young Adult)
68. My Reading Life, Pat Conroy
67. Night Chills, Dean Koontz
66. The Guards, Ken Bruen (Shamus Award Winner)
65. Ellington Boulevard: A Novel in A-Flat, Adam Langer
64. The Magdalen Martyrs,  Ken Bruen
63. Death of a Gentle Lady,  M.C. Beaton
62. The Wrong Kind of Blood,  Declan Hughes
61. Death of Riley,  Rhys Bowen
60. Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King
59. Moonlight Mile, Dennis Lehane
58. Los Angeles Noir, (Akashic series of short stories), edited by Denise Hamilton
57. Down River, John Hart (Edgar Award Winner)
56. Murphy's Law,  Rhys Bowen
55. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, David Sedaris (Audiobook)
54. Death of a Poisoned Pen,  M.C. Beaton
53. How to Talk to a Widower, Jonathan Tropper
52. The Thieves of Manhattan, Adam Langer
51. Goldfinger, Ian Fleming
50. The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly (Audiobook)
49. Death of a Dreamer,  M.C. Beaton
48. Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, Shamini Flint
47. Ageing Disgracefully, Colin Cotterill
46. Brooklyn Noir, (Akashic series of short stories), edited by Tim McLoughlin
45. The Language of Trees, Ilie Ruby
44. This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection, Carol Burnett (Audiobook)
43. Mockingjay,  Suzanne Collins  (Young Adult)
42. A Sea of Troubles,  Donna Leon
41. Las Vegas Noir, (Akashic series of short stories), edited by Jarett Keene and Todd Pierce
40. Crime Stories, J.A. Konrath
39. Lay Down My Sword and Shield, James Lee Burke
38. The End of the Whole Mess: And Other Stories, Stephen King (Audiobook)
37. Storm Prey,  John Sandford
36. Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories, Kevin Wilson
35. School Days, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker (Audiobook)
34. Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
33. A Question of Belief Donna Leon
32. The Whisperers, John Connolly
31. Ham on Rye, Charles Bukowski
30.The Glass Rainbow, James Lee Burke
29. Horror Stories, Jack Kilborn
28. Chattery Teeth: And Other Stories, Stephen King (Audiobook)
27. New Orleans Noir, (Akashic series of short stories). edited by Julie Smith
26. Everything Changes, Jonathan Tropper
25. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
24. The Last Child, John Hart
23. Britten and Brülightly, Hannah Berry (Graphic Novel)
22. Manhattan Noir, (Akashic series of short stories), edited by Lawrence Block
21. Sh*t My Dad Says, Justin Halpern
20. Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help, Douglas Anthony Cooper (Young Adult)
19. The Uncommon Reader: A Novelette, Alan Bennett
18. The Prince of Mist, Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Young Adult)
17. Dublin Noir, (Akashic series of short stories), edited by Ken Bruen
16. Boston Noir, (Akashic series of short stories), edited by Dennis Lehane
15. Still Midnight, Denise Mina
14. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery,  Alan Bradley
13. Rooftops of Tehran, Mahbod Seraji
12. Death of a Bore,  M.C. Beaton
11. Horns, Joe Hill
10. The Quiche of Death,  M.C. Beaton
9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
8. This is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper
7. Under the Dome, Stephen King
6. Brooklyn, Colm Toibin
5. UR, Stephen King
4. Catching Fire,  Suzanne Collins (Young Adult)

3. Post-Human, David Simpson
2. The Maze Runner, James Dashner (Young Adult)
1. Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann


72. Teacher Man: A Memoir, Frank McCourt
71. And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie
70. The Monstrumologist, Rick Yancey (Young Adult)

69. The Road, Cormac McCarthy
68. Paper Doll, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker
67. The Ghosts of Belfast, Stuart Neville
66. Thirty-Three Teeth, Colin Cotterill
65. Ford County: Stories, John Grisham
64. Slip of the Knife, Denise Mina
63. Double Deuce, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker
62. Pastime, (Spenser), Robert B. Parker
61. The Coroner's Lunch, Colin Cotterill
60. Dolan's Cadillac: And Other Stories, Stephen King (Audiobook)
59. Box 21, Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom
58. The Blue Notebook, James A. Levine
57. The Price of Blood,  Declan Hughes
56. The Marshal and the Murderer,  Magdalen Nabb
55. The Gates, John Connolly
54. Quietly in Their Sleep,  Donna Leon
53. The Hunger Games,  Suzanne Collins (Young Adult)
52. Inspector Imanishi Investigates, Seicho Matsumoto
51. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne (Young Adult)
50. The Draining Lake, Arnaldur Indridason
49. The Cellar, Richard Laymon
48. Homer & Langley, E.L. Doctorow
47. Death in Autumn,  Magdalen Nabb
46. Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids, Kenzaburo Oe
45. Mort,  Terry Pratchett
44. Acqua Alta,  Donna Leon
43. Rain Gods, James Lee Burke
42. All She Was Worth, Miyuki Miyabe
41. Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner
40. In the Woods, Tana French
39. The Angel's Game, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
38. Death and Judgment,  Donna Leon
37. The Light Fantastic, Terry Pratchett
36. You Know You're a Writer When . . ., Adair Lara
35. The Lovers, John Connolly
34. Death in Springtime,  Magdalen Nabb
33. Requiem for a Nun, William Faulkner
32. The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway
31. Field of Blood, Denise Mina
30. Complete Short Stories, Truman Capote
29. Death of a Dutchman,  Magdalen Nabb
28. Death of an Englishman,  Magdalen Nabb
27. Sharpe's Fortress,  Bernard Cornwell
26. The Wapshot Scandal, John Cheever
25. The Shape of Water,  Andrea Camilleri
24. Dressed for Death,  Donna Leon
23. Cut, Patricia McCormick  (Young Adult)
22. The Boys in the Trees, Mary Swan
21. Death in a Strange Country,  Donna Leon
20. Sanctuary, William Faulkner
19. The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan
18. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
17. Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson (Young Adult)
16. Death at La Fenice,  Donna Leon
15. The Convict and Other Stories, James Lee Burke
14. The Wapshot Chronicle, John Cheever
13. Soft Spots, Clint Van Winkle
12. The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Lewis Buzbee
11. Collected Stories, William Faulkner
10. The Color of Magic,  Terry Pratchett
9. Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
8. Ex Libris, Anne Fadiman
7. Medicus, Ruth Downie
6. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak (Young Adult)
5. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn
4. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie
3. Mistress of the Art of Death, Ariana Franklin
2. Couldn't Keep It to Myself, Wally Lamb, (editor)
1. Agincourt, Bernard Cornwell


58. Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
57. The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
56. Sharpe's Triumph, Bernard Cornwell
55. The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb
54. The Mansion, William Faulkner
53. Just After Sunset, Stephen King
52. Deception, Denise Mina
51. The Town, William Faulkner
50. Sharpe's Tiger, Bernard Cornwell
49. The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga
48. Resolution, Denise Mina
47. Scheisshaus Luck, Pierre Berg
46. Dewey, Vicki Myron
45. Death of a Perfect Wife,  M.C. Beaton
44. Death of a Cad,  M.C. Beaton
43. The Given Day, Dennis Lehane
42. Exile, Denise Mina
41. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
40. Garnethill, Denise Mina
39. Intruder in the Dust, William Faulkner
38. Voices, Arnaldur Indridason
37. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, (Anthology)
36. The Dead Hour, Denise Mina
35. The Hamlet, William Faulkner
34. Silence of the Grave, Arnaldur Indridason
33. Jar City, Arnaldur Indridason
32. The Seance and Other Stories, Isaac Bashevis Singer
31. Kings of the North, Bernard Cornwell
30. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch  (Audiobook)
29. A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick
28. Jesus Out to Sea: Stories, James Lee Burke
27. Short Friday and Other Stories, Isaac Bashevis Singer
26. Street Dreams, Faye Kellerman
25. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
24. Athena, John Banville
23. The Spinoza of Market Street, Isaac Bashevis Singer
22. Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories, Isaac Bashevis Singer
21. The Enchantress of Florence, Salman Rusdie
20. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Horace McCoy
19. The Pale Horseman, Bernard Cornwell
18. The Book of Evidence, John Banville
17. The Unvanquished, William Faulkner
16. The Reapers, John Connolly
15. Rage, Richard Bachman
14. The Winter King, Bernard Cornwell
13. Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë
12. Child 44, Tom Rob Smith
11. The Murder Book, Jonathan Kellerman
10. World Without End, Ken Follett
9. The Last Kingdom, Bernard Cornwell
8. The Silver Swan, Benjamin Black
7. Christine Falls, Benjamin Black
6. Heretic, Bernard Cornwell
5. The Innocent Man, John Grisham
4. Vagabond,  Bernard Cornwell
3. The Archer's Tale, Bernard Cornwell
2. Stone Kiss, Faye Kellerman
1. Lolita, Vladimir Nabakov