Thursday, December 31, 2015

Complete 2015 Reading List -- 205 Books

1.  The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens
2.  Too Late American Boyhood Blues, Frederick Busch
3.  In the Approaches, Nicola Barker
4.  Funny Girl, Nick Hornby
5.  Jerry Lee Lewis, Rick Bragg
6.  Skink No Surrender, Carl Hiaasen
7.  The Doubt Factory, Paolo Bacigalupi
8.  The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
9.  Inside the Park, Willie Wilson & Kent Pulliam
10. Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman
11. The First Bad Man, Miranda July
12. Born in the U.S.A., Geoffrey Himes
13. The Martini Shot, George Pelecanos
14. The Cold Dish, Craig Johnson
15. March Book Two, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell
16. What It Means To Be A Jayhawk, Jeff Bollig & Doug Vance

17. Fifty-Two Pickup, Elmore Leonard 
18. Swag, Elmore Leonard 
19. Study War No More, ed. Joe Haldeman
20. Unknown Man No. 89, Elmore Leonard
21. The Switch, Elmore Leonard
22. The Empty Throne, Bernard Cornwell
23. One Man’s Dream, Frank White and Bill Althaus
24. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, Alan Bradley
25. George W. Bush, James Mann
26. Fear the Darkness, Becky Masterman
27. The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy
28. Tales from the Kansas City Royals Dugout, Denny Matthews
29. A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler
30. The Whites, Richard Price
31. The Big Seven, Jim Harrison
32. Family Furnishings, Alice Munro

33. *One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
34. Trigger Warning, Neil Gaiman
35. The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, Christopher Scotton
36. Private Life, Jane Smiley
37. *California Girl, T. Jefferson Parker
38. Pacific Beat, T. Jefferson Parker
39. Acts of Nature, Jonathon King
40. World Gone By, Dennis Lehane
41. DC: The New Frontier, Darwyn Cooke
42. Ask Not, Max Allan Collins
43. Downtown, Ed McBain
44. The Beat Goes On, Ian Rankin
45. Old Twentieth, Joe Haldeman
46. The Essential Sheehan, George Sheehan
47. The Sculptor, Scott McCloud
48. “H” is for Homicide, Sue Grafton
49. True Detective, Max Allan Collins

50. Deliverance, James Dickey
51. Storm Runners, T. Jefferson Parker
52. The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro
53. Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Deborah Eisenberg
54. Hush, Hush, Laura Lippman
55. Amnesia, Peter Carey
56. Endangered, C.J. Box
57. So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan
58. The House of Wolfe, James Carlos Blake
59. Branch Rickey, Jimmy Breslin
60. Angels & Visitations, Neil Gaiman
61. Bravo, Greg Rucka
62. Marsbound, Joe Haldeman
63. Starbound, Joe Haldeman
64. Earthbound, Joe Haldeman
65. Lucky Alan and Other Stories, Jonathan Lethem
66. Death Without Company, Craig Johnson
67. Bitter River, Julia Keller

68. *My Antonia, Willa Cather
69. Under the 82nd Airborne, Deborah Eisenberg
70. I Refuse, Per Petterson
71. Pastoralia, George Saunders
72. The Harder They Come, T.C. Boyle
73. Summer of the Dead, Julia Keller
74. The Making of Zombie War, Aleksandar Hemon
75. The Fallen Man, Tony Hillerman
76. The Kingdom and the Power, Gay Talese
77. The Last Bookaneer, Matthew Pearl
78. Little Saigon, T. Jefferson Parker
79. God Help the Child, Toni Morrison
80. Voices in the Night, Steven Millhauser
81. The Hanging Valley, Peter Robinson
82. Reading Between the Wines, Terry Theise
83. A God In Ruins, Kate Atkinson
84. Red Light, T. Jefferson Parker
85. Book Scouting, Barbara L. Johnson
86. All Around Atlantis, Deborah Eisenberg

87. *Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Anne Tyler
88. The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
89. Silent Joe, T. Jefferson Parker
90. Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf
91. Kindness Goes Unpunished, Craig Johnson
92. Mislaid, Nell Zink
93. Waterloo, Bernard Cornwell
94. Cold Pursuit, T. Jefferson Parker
95. Early Warning, Jane Smiley
96. The Best American Mystery Stories 2002, ed. James Ellroy
97. Charm City, Laura Lippman
98. The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi
99. Closing Time, Jim Fusilli
100. Twilight of the Superheroes, Deborah Eisenberg
101. Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
102. An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir
103. Baseball Maverick, Steve Kettmann

104. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Elizabeth Taylor
105. And Sometimes I Wonder About You, Walter Mosley
106. The Shape Shifter, Tony Hillerman
107. Seveneves, Neal Stephenson
108. Devil May Care, Sebastian Faulks
109. So Many Roads, The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead, David Browne
110. McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, ed. Michael Chabon
111. The Human Body, Paolo Giordano
112. More Than A Season, Dayton Moore/Matt Fulks
113. Rumpelstiltskin, Ed McBain
114. The Pine Tar Game, Filip Bondy
115. Death and Mr. Pickwick, Stephen Jarvis
116. Vanishing Game, Roger Hobbs
117. Pirates of the Levant, Arturo Perez-Reverte

118. Powersat, Ben Bova
119. *Sandy Koufax, Jane Leavy
120. The Commodore, Patrick O’Brian
121. Loitering, Charles D’Ambrosio
122. Badlands, C.J. Box
123. The Draco Tavern, Larry Niven
124. The Redeemers, Ace Atkins
125. Privateers, Ben Bova
126. The Second Life of Nick Mason, Steve Hamilton
127. The Tokyo-Montana Express, Richard Brautigan
128. What Pet Should I Get?, Dr. Seuss
129. The Billionaire’s Vinegar, Benjamin Wallace
130. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
131. Zot!, Scott McCloud
132. Fat Ollie’s Book, Ed McBain
133. Charlie Martz and Other Stories, Elmore Leonard
134. The Yellow Admiral, Patrick O’Brian
135. Prince of Stories, The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman, Hank Wagner, Christopher
        Golden and Stephen Bissette
136. Will Eisner’s Shop Talk, Will Eisner
137. Last Ragged Breath, Julia Keller

138. The Quiet American, Graham Greene
139. Last Bus to Wisdom, Ivan Doig
140. Conqueror’s Moon, Julian May
141. Intangiball, Lonnie Wheeler
142. The Nature of the Beast, Louise Penny
143. A God Against the Gods, Allen Drury
144. Make Me, Lee Child
145. Empire Builders, Ben Bova
146. Three Moments of an Explosion, China Mieville
147. Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff
148. Did You Ever Have A Family, Bill Clegg
149. The Sleeper and the Spindle, Neil Gaiman

150. Desert God, Wilbur Smith
151. The Turner House, Angela Flournoy
152. In the Studio, Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists, Todd Hignite
153. The Evening Star, Larry McMurtry
154. The Amazing Adventures of Selma Calderon, Rebecca Villarreal
155. The Unknown Shore, Patrick O’Brian
156. Creationists, Selected Essays, 1993-2006, E.L. Doctorow
157. Entry Island, Peter May
158. Quarry, Max Allan Collins
159. The Gun at Last Light, Rick Atkinson
160. The Great Comic Book Heroes, Jules Feiffer
161. M Train, Patti Smith
162. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Salman Rushdie
163. The Hundred Days, Patrick O’Brian
164. Fortune Smiles, Adam Johnson
165. Thirteen Ways of Looking, Colum McCann
166. One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia

167. *Goodbye Without Leaving, Laurie Colwin
168. Report From the Interior, Paul Auster
169. Purity, Jonathan Franzen
170. The Sunset Limited, Cormac McCarthy
171. The Art of Scouting, Art Stewart w/Sam Mellinger
172. The Crossing, Michael Connelly
173. Hullabaloo at the Guava Orchard, Kiran Desai
174. A Cure For Suicide, Jesse Ball
175. The Sandman Overture, Neil Gaiman & J.H. Williams III
176. The Undertaking, Audrey Magee
177. Slade House, David Mitchell
178. Mars, Ben Bova
179. The Promise, Robert Crais
180. The Best American Comics 2007, ed. Chris Ware
181. The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood
182. The Angel on the Roof, Russell Banks
183. The American Ambassador, Ward Just
184. Blondie, The Bumstead Family History, Dean Young & Melena Ryzik
185. The Bangkok Asset, John Burdett
186. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie, illustrations
        Ellen Forney

187. The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson
188. Thomas Jefferson, The Art of Power, Jon Meacham
189. Streets of Laredo, Larry McMurtry
190. Even Dogs In The Wild, Ian Rankin
191. Amazing Fantastic Incredible, Stan Lee
192. The First Quarry, Max Allan Collins
193. Golden Age, Jane Smiley
194. Fieldhouse, Scott Novosel and Sam Sharpe
195. Shelf Life, ed. Greg Ketter
196. In the Country of Last Things, Paul Auster
197. At the Hang-Up, Ted Owens
198. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara
199. Descender, Jeff Lemire/Dustin Nguyen
200. No Cure For Love, Peter Robinson
201. John le Carre, The Biography, Adam Sisman
202. Bleeding Kansas, Sara Paretsky
203. A Smithsonian Book of Comic-Books Comics, ed. Michael Barrier
        and Martin Williams
204. Freeman’s, ed. John Freeman
205. Sundays with Walt and Skeezix, Frank King

* Re-read