Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Reading List

“You always read too many books . . . That can’t lead to any good.”

January – Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens
February — Love Medicine, Louise Erdrich
March — The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
April — Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller
May — O Pioneers!, Willa Cather
June — The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
July —  Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner 
August — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
September — Brideshead Revisted, Evelyn Waugh
October — Pal Joey, John O’Hara
November — A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
December — Grass, Sheri S. Tepper

1. First Bite, How We Learn To Eat, Bee Wilson
2. Batman Cover to Cover
3. Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens
4. Solo, The Deluxe Edition
5. Ronald Reagan, Jacob Weisberg
6. The Best of the West 4, ed. James & Denise Thomas
7. LaRose, Louise Erdrich
8. Moonrise, Ben Bova
9. The Past, Tessa Hadley
10. Girl Seven, Hanna Jameson
11. My Name Is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout
12. About Grace, Anthony Doerr
13. Minimum of Two, Tim Winton
14. Warriors of the Storm, Bernard Cornwell

15. Wilkie Collins, Peter Ackroyd
16. Love Medicine, Louise Erdrich
17. There But For The, Ali Smith
18. Quarry’s List, Max Allan Collins
19. This Census-Taker, China Miéville
20. Seeds, Richard Horan
21. A Killing In Comics, Max Allan Collins
22. The Road to Little Dribbling, Bill Bryson
23. My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
24. Blood, Salt, Water, Denise Mina
25. Shylock Is My Name, Howard Jacobson
26. The Farm, Tom Rob Smith
27. The Noise of Time, Julian Barnes
28. The House of Twenty Thousand Books, Sasha Abramsky
29. The Doctor’s House, Ann Beattie
30. Milt Caniff, Rembrandt of the Comic Strip,
Rick Marschall and John Paul Adams
31. The Life of Elves, Muriel Barbery
32. Moonwar, Ben Bova

33. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
34. Runaway, Peter May
35. For A Little While, Rick Bass
36. Killing Custer, The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians,
James Welch
37. The Indian Lawyer, James Welch
38. The Ancient Minstrel, Jim Harrison
39. Quarry’s Deal, Max Allan Collins
40. Coffin Road, Peter May
41. Ragnarok, The End of the Gods, A.S. Byatt
42. Off the Grid, C.J. Box
43. The Story of a New Name, Elena Ferrante
44. Quantum Night, Robert Sawyer
45. Blue at the Mizzen, Patrick O’Brian
46. Comic Wars, Dan Raviv
47. Patience, Daniel Clowes
48. Cut Me In, Ed McBain
49. Paris Stories, ed. Shuan Whiteside
50. David Boring, Daniel Clowes

51. Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller
52. H Is For Hawk, Helen Macdonald
53. Schmidt Steps Back, Louis Begley
54. Return to Augie Hobble, Lane Smith
55. The Caped Crusade, Batman and the Rise of the Nerd Culture,
Glen Weldon
56. Return to Mars, Ben Bova
57. In Other Words, Jhumpa Lahiri
58. A Doubter’s Almanac, Ethan Canin
59. Another Man’s Moccasins, Craig Johnson
60. O Pioneers!, Willa Cather

61. Prayer, Philip Kerr
62. Gryphon, Charles Baxter
63. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Elena Ferrante
64. A Year to Remember, Jason King
65. Dodgers, Bill Beverly
66. Quarry’s Cut, Max Allan Collins
67. Art Spiegelman, Tom Forget
68. Wilde Lake, Laura Lippman
69. The Dark Horse, Craig Johnson
70. The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
71. Rescue Missions, Frederick Busch
72. Night Heron, Adam Brookes
73. Stumptown, Vol. 2, Greg Rucka and Matt Southworth
74. The Sport of Kings, C.E. Morgan
75. Dead Man’s Float, Jim Harrison
76. The Sky, The Stars, The Wilderness, Rick Bass
77. 1921, Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg.
78. Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman Alexie & Yuyi Morales
79. The Blade Artist, Irvine Welsh

80. The League of Regrettable Superheroes, Jon Morris
81. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
82. Everybody’s Fool, Richard Russo
83. Peter Arno, Michael Maslin
84. A Relative Stranger, Charles Baxter
85. Workingman’s Dead, Buzz Poole
86. The Precipice, Ben Bova
87. Trinity, Matt Wagner
88. Commonwealth, Ann Patchett
89. Caleb’s Crossing, Geraldine Brooks
90. The Little Red Chairs, Edna O’Brien
91. Straight Flush, Ben Mezrich
92. Quarry’s Vote, Max Allan Collins
93. The Girls, Emma Cline
94. Still Midnight, Denise Mina
95. Vinegar Girl, Anne Tyler
96. Understanding Comics, The Invisible Art, Scott McCloud
97. Selected & New Poems, Jim Harrison

98. Adventures on the Wine Route, Kermit Lynch
99. Graphic Ink, The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke
100. Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner 
101. Scene of the Crime: A Little Piece of Goodnight, Ed Brubaker
& Michael Lark
102. A Hero Of France, Alan Furst
103. Cousin Joseph, Jules Feiffer
104. Junkyard Dogs, Craig Johnson
105. The Summer Before The War, Helen Simonson
106. Parker: Slayground, Darwyn Cooke
107. Hell Is Empty, Craig Johnson
108. The Letter Writer, Dan Fesperman
109. Jupiter, Ben Bova
110. Fifty Years of Playboy Cartoons, Gahan Wilson
111. When The Music’s Over, Peter Robinson
112. The View From The Cheap Seats, Neil Gaiman
113. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

114. The Story of the Lost Child, Elena Ferrante
115. Smut, Alan Bennett
116. Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang
117. Charcoal Joe, Walter Mosley
118. Stray Bullets, David Lapham
119. The Cauliflower, Nicola Barker
120. Ninety-nine Stories of God, Joy Williams
121. The Three-Day Affair, Michael Kardos
122. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Joshua Hammer
123. Heroes of the Frontier, Dave Eggers
124. You Will Know Me, Megan Abbott
125. Comic Art Propaganda, Fredrik Strömberg
126. Pimp, Ken Bruen & Jason Starr
127. How To Talk To Girls At Parties, Neil Gaiman, Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá
128. Jack Cole and Plastic Man, Art Spiegelman and Chip Kidd
129. This Must Be The Place, Maggie O’Farrell
130. March Book Three, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell
131. The 13 Clocks, James Thurber
132. The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll & Chris Riddell
133. What We Become, Arturo Pérez-Reverte

134. Brideshead Revisted, Evelyn Waugh
135. The Dead and Those About to Die, John C. McManus
136. The Children in the Woods, Frederick Busch
137. Eternity’s Wheel, Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves & Mallory Reaves
138. Better Dead, Max Allan Collins
139. Makoons, Louise Erdrich
140. Angel Catbird, Margaret Atwood & Johnnie Christmas
141. Dark Night, A True Batman Story, Paul Dini & Eduardo Risso 
142. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead.
143. The Nightmare Stacks, Charles Stross.
144. Thirteen Confessions, David Corbett
145. A Great Reckoning, Louise Penny.
146. Ty Cobb, A Terrible Beauty, Charles Leerhsen.
147. The Mabinogion, trans. Sioned Davis.
146. The Táin, trans. Thomas Kinsella. 
147. Once Upon A River, Bonnie Jo Campbell

148. The Throwback Special, Chris Bachelder
149. Pal Joey, John O’Hara
150. Razor Girl, Carl Hiaasen
151. Parker, The Martini Edition, Richard Stark
adapted by Darwyn Cooke
152. A Charlie Brown Religion, Stephen J. Lind
153. A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James
154. As The Crow Flies, Craig Johnson
155. The Art of Hellboy, Mike Mignola
156. Imagine Me Gone, Adam Haslett
157. Before The Fall, Noah Hawley
158. The Best American Non-Required Reading, ed. Dave Eggers
159. News of the World, Paulette Jiles
160. Time Travel, James Gleick
161. A Serpent’s Tooth, Craig Johnson
162. The Nix, Nathan Hill

163. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d, Alan Bradley
164. Sorrow Road, Julia Keller
165. Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood
166. The Trespasser, Tana French
167. Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson
168. Miss Jane, Brad Watson
169. A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
170. The Mothers, Brit Bennett
171. The O’Hara Reader, John O’Hara
172. The Wrong Side of Goodbye, Michael Connelly
173. Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
174. The Deer Pasture, Rick Bass
175. Autumn, Ali Smith
176. Nutshell, Ian McEwan
177. Barkskins, Annie Proulx
178. Wild to the Heart, Rick Bass

179. Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, Brian Fies
180. Grass, Sheri S. Tepper
181. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, Yann Martel
182. Zero K, Don DeLillo
183. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
184. A Gambler’s Anatomy, Jonathan Lethem
185. Night School, Lee Child
186. The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, P.D. James
187. The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye, Jonathan Lethem
188. The Flame Bearer, Bernard Cornwell
189. I Am A Story, Dan Yaccarino
190. A Child of Books, Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston
191. Swing Time, Zadie Smith
192. Moonglow, Michael Chabon
193. Rather Be The Devil, Ian Rankin
194. The Word Detective, John Simpson
195. Here I Am, Jonathan Safran Foer
196. Quarry’s Choice, Max Allan Collins
197. Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell
198. Murder Is My Business, Brett Halliday
199. The Undertaking, Thomas Lynch
200. Si Lewen’s Parade, ed. Art Spiegelman

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