reading list 2009-2012


Room by Emma Donaghue (4-)
Mile 81 by Stephen King (3)
Blackout by Connie Willis (3 1/2)
All Clear by Connie Willis (4)
The Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon (2 1/2)
The Book of Salt by Monique Truong (4++)
Strong for Potatoes by Cynthia Thayer (3-)
Shades of Gray by Jasper Fforde (3 1/2)
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (4-)
1Q84 (vol 1 & 2) by Haruki Murakami (3 1/2) by Anna Jean Mayhew (3 1/2)
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell (4)
The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey (4+)
The Wind in the Keyhole by Stephen King (3+)
Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell (3+)
some Alex Cross pulp fiction by James Patterson (2-)
The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder (3)
The Hunt Club (3)
On Writing by Stephen King (3+)
Wildwood by Colin Meloy, illus by Carson Ellis (3 1/2)
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman (2 1/2)


The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (3-)
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold (3+)
The Good Guy by Dean Koontz (2-)
Where or When by Anita Shreve (2 1/2)
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (2 1/2)
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (3 1/2)
The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages (3-)
Lost in a Good Plot by Jasper Fforde (3)
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde (3+)
Otherland (book one) by Tad Williams (4)
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde (3++)
InterWorld by Neil Gaiman (2-)
Otherland, books 2 and 3, by Tad Williams (3 1/2)
Magyk by Angie Sage (3)
Otherland, book 4, by Tad Williams (3)
Flyte by Angie Sage (3-)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (3+)
The Ape House by Sara Gruen (3)
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (3++)
The Missing Gate by Orson Scott Card (2+)
True Game trilogy by Sheri Tepper (3 1/2)
The Physick Book of Deliverane Dane by Katherine Howe (2 1/2)
Bangor by Gardner Patterson (2 /12)
some mediocre summer ‘trash’ reading that I’ve already forgotten
vols 2 and 3 in the Artemis Fowl series (2 1/2)
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin (3 1/2)
Monster by Jonathan Kellerman (2 1/2)
Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers (2 1/2)
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (3-)
Body Surfing by Anita Shreve (2 1/2)
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (3 1/2)
Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett (3 1/2)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (4)
Girl on Fire by Suzanne Collins (3 1/2)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (4)
The Gate To Women’s Country by Sheri S Tepper (4)
Grass by Sheri S Tepper (4-)
After Long Silence by Sheri S Tepper (3 1/2)
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King (3 1/2+)
The Dome by Stephen King (3-)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (4+)


In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant (4)
Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies (2 1/2)
Madeline is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum (1 1/2)
The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani (4 1/2)
Abarat by Clive Barker (3 1/2)
Going Bovine by Libba Bray (4 1/2)
The Attack by Yasmina Khadra (3)
Nocturnes by John Connolly (2.75)
Skeleton Crew by Stephen King (3 1/2)
The Hours by Michael Cunningham (4 1/2)
Bellwether by Connie Willis (3)
FireWatch by Connie Willis (3-)
A Novel In Letters by Ella Minnow Pea (3 1/2)
Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman (2 1/2)
The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst (4 1/2)
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb (3)
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (5)
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (3 1/2)
The Hightest Tide by Jim Lynch (3+)
Slightly Chipped by Nancy and Lawrence Goldstone (3 1/2)
The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (3)
Outsider in Amsterdam by Janwillem van de Wetering (3)
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (2 1/2)
The Crow Road by Iain Banks (3 1/2)
The Throat by Peter Straub (3)
The Black Tattoo by Sam Enthoven (3)
… missed a few in the summer period …
The Death and  Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood (2 1/2)
Run for Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (2 1/2)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyers (3+)
Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov (2 1/2)
remaining 3 volumes of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyers (3+)
The Wilde Women by Paula Wall (3+)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (4)
Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund (5)
Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (3+)
Sunday at Tiffany’s by James Patterson (2 1/2)
Lost Light by Michael Connelly (3-)
The Young Unicorns by Madeline L’Engle (3)
Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card (3 1/2)
?? missed a couple here ??
Volumes 1-7 of The Dark Tower by Stephen King (4 1/2)


The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan (4*)

Bad Dirt by Annie Proulx (2*)

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (4 1/2*)

Every Dead Thing by John Connolly (3 1/2*)

The White Road by John Connolly (3*)

something I returned to the library and forgot all about immediately afterwards.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (4 1/2*)

Duma Key by Stephen King (3*) (saddest King novel I’ve ever read)

Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris (3 1/2*)

Moon in the Mirror by P.R. Frost (2)

Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett (2 1/2*)

Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King (4*)

The Bright Forever by Lee Martin (4*)

Everyman by Phillip Roth (4*)

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossseini (4 1/2*)

Toward the End of Time by John Updike (1*)

The Distance Between Us by Maggie O’Farrell (3*)

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy(2 1/2*)

Gallowglass by Barbara Vine (3*)

The Light of Day by Graham Swift (4*)

Faraday’s Orphans by N. Lee Wood (3*)

The Murder Book by Jonathan Kellerman(2 1/2*)

Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland (3 1/2*)

That Which Was by Glenn Patterson (3*)

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (3 1/2*)

Cowboy Angels by Paul McAuley (3 1/2*)

The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro (4*)

Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster (4 1/2*)

Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist (2*)

Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett (3)

Guards, Guards! by Terry Pratchett (3)

Magician: Apprentice by Raymond Feist (2 1/2)

Magician: Master by Raymond Feist (2 1/2)

The Dark Half by Stephen King (3 1/2)

Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond Feist (3)

Nine Stories by JD Salinger (3 1/2)

The Deeds of Paksenarrion series by Elizabeth Moon

Otherness by David Brin

The White Gate by Mary Ellen Chase (3)

The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster (3 1/2)

Lord Kelvin’s Machine by James P. Blaylock (2 3/4)

Uplift War by David Brin (3 1/2)

Brightness Reef by David Brin (3 1/2)

Keeping the Dead by Tess Gerritsen (3)

The Story of Edgar Sawtell by David Wroblewski (2 and 4)

Jingo by Terry Pratchett (3)

The Binding Chair by Kathryn Harrison (4)

The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich (4 1/2)

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatjee (4)

Beaming Sonny Home by Cathi Pelletier (3)

Black Angel by John Connolly (2 1/2)

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