My Reading List 2011

“Charles Jessold, Considered As A Murderer”by Wesley Stace

“Illusion of Murder” by Carol McCleary

“The Complaints” by Ian Rankin

“Box of Darkness” by Sally Ryder Brady

“Turn of Mind” by Alice LaPlante

“Prayer and Lies” by Sherri Wood Emmons

“Started Early, Took My Dog” Kate Atkins

“The Memory Palace” by Mila Bartok

“Reading My Father” by Alexandra Styron

“Say Her Name” Francisco Goldman

“The Very Thought of You” Rosie Alison

“Snowman” Jo Nesbo

“Ten Thousand Saints” Eleanor Henderson

“Summer of the Bear” Bella Pollen

“Little Princes” Conor Grennan

“Best Staged Plans” Claire Cook

“Dark Road to Darjeeling” Deanna Raybourn

“Rules of Civility” Eros Towle

“”The Twisted Thread” Charlotte Bacon

“And Furthermore” Judi Densch

“Stage Struck” Peter Lovesey

“Long Journey Home” Margaret Robison

“Art and Madness” Anne Roiphe

“Kraken The Curious, Exciting and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid” Wendy Williams

“The Most Beautiful Walk in the World” John Baxter

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” Ransom Riggs

“Evolution of Thomas Hall”

“A Covert Affair: Julia and Paul Child in the OSS” Jennet Conant

“Started Early, Took My Dog” Kate Atkinson

“Swim Back to Me” Ann Packer

“State of Wonder” Ann Patchett

“We’ll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light” John Baxter

“Hitman” Howie Carr

“Caleb’s Crossing” Geraldine Brooks

“Silver Girl” Elin Hilderbrand

“The Call” Yannick Murphy

“This Life is in Your Hands” Melissa Coleman

“The Butterfly Cabinet” Bernie McGill

“In the Garden of Beasts” Erik Larson

“Life, On the Line” Grant Achatz

“The Heart Specialist” Claire Rothman

“Angel Makers” Jessica Gregson

“Confessions of a Tarot Reader” Jane Stern

“A Death in Summer” Benjamin Black

“A Bitter Truth” Charles Todd

“The Soldier’s Wife” Margaret Leroy

“Homer and Langley” E.L. Doctorow

“The Keeper of Lost Causes” Adler-Ollson

“Townie” Andre Dubus III

“The Sisters” by Nancy Jensen

“I’ve Never Met An Idiot on the River” Henry Winkler

“The Shooting Salvationist” David R. Stokes

“My Lucky Life in and out of Show Business”  Dick Van Dyke

“Faith”  Jennifer Haigh

“Among the Wonderful”  Stacy Carlson

“The Dovekeepers” Alice Hoffman

“The Leftovers” Tom Perrotta

“Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowan”   Peter Manso

“Rules of the Tunnel: A Brief Period of Madness” Ned Zeman

“French Lessons” Ellen Sussman

“The Man in the Rockefeller Suit” Mark Seal

“The Most Dangerous Thing” Laura Lippman

“A Mountain of Crumbs” Elena Gorokhova

“If Jack’s in Love” Stephen Wetta

“The Sweet Life in Paris” David Lebovitz

“Miss Timmins School for Girls” Nayana Currimbhoy

“Maine” J. Courtney Sullivan

“Ellis Island” Kate Kerrigan

“American Pickers Guide to Picking” Mike Wolfe, et al

“Spook” by Mary Roach

“Happy Accidents” by Jane Lynch

“The Things We Cherished” Pam Jenoff

“Sunset Park” Paul Auster

“The Upright Piano Player” David Abbott

“And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life” Charles J. Shields

“Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend” Susan Orlean

“Becoming Marie Antoinette” Juliet Grey

“Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War” Tony Horwitz

“Father of the Rain” Lily King

“The Technologists” Matthew Pearl

“The Last Nude” Ellis Avery

“The Lantern” Deborah Lawrenson

“Nightwoods” Charles Frazier

“The Flight of Gemma Hardy” Margot Livesey

“Gypsy Boy” Mikey Walsh

“The Lady of the Rivers” Philippa Gregory

“Ocean Born Mary: The Truth Behind the New Hampshire Legend” J. D’Entremont

“Le Freak: The Life and Times of Nile Rogers” Nile Rogers

“The Girls of Murder City” (who inspired “Chicago”) Douglas Perry

“Hedy’s Folly…” Richard Rhodes

“Starman” bio of David Bowie by Paul Trynka

“Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words” Kate Whouley

“A Trick of the Light” Louise Penny

“The Night Circus” Erin Morgenstern

“After All” Mary Tyler Moore

“The Invisible Ones” Stef Penney

“The Rules of Inheritance” Claire Bidwell Smith

“The Starboard Sea” Amber Dermont

“Eyes Wide Open” Andrew Gross

“The Good Father” Noah Hawley

“The Cat’s Table” Michael Ondaatje

“The Miracles of Prato” Laurie Lico Albanese

“The Borrower” Rebecca Makkai

“The Astral” Kate Christensen

“Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll…” Robin Gerber

“American Rose…The Life & Times of Gypsy Rose Lee” Karen Abbott

“Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” Tom Franklin

“Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion” Janet Reitman

“Life Itself” Roger Ebert

“Shanghai Girls” Lisa See

“A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion” Ron Hansen

“Lee Krasner: A Biography” Gail Levin

“Dreams of Joy” Lisa See

“Arcadia” Lauren Groff

“Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood” Emily W. Leider

“The Grace That Keeps This World” Tom Bailey

“The Possibility of You” Pamela Redmond



2 responses to “My Reading List 2011

  1. Susan

    Now I feel even more guilty about writing everything down! I definitely want to read “Ocean Born Mary:The Truth Behind the New Hampshire Legend. I think the author is speaking in Portsmouth at Riverrun Bookstore next week.(Sept.8?)

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