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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Books Read in 2015

So... holy cow.. it's 2016!!

Time for the post telling what books I read..  I read 72 books last year!  This was a good reading year.. I think last year was 51.  If I have any number I sorta hope to reach each year it would be 52.   But to be honest if I only read 1 book a month I'd be ok with that too...  I find the fact that I read at all is amazing since I didn't get much reading when I was young.. nor while raising my family.  I did "some" but not a book a month.

Of the 72 books, only 8 were non fiction...but they were really good non fiction! heh.

David Bell, Peter May, Caleb Carr and David Morrell came out on top as authors I repeated a number of times.. or "will be" repeating!

I would have a heck of a time picking out "favorites".. most all I read I wound up enjoying a lot.

Only 2 rereads this year:  Touchstone by Laurie R King, and The Alchemyst by Michael Scott.

I hope everyone has enjoyed their  year of reading as much as I did!.....  Onward to 2016!

 

January...

1 ..The Hills is Lonely................Lillian Beckwith....(271 pgs)


2 ..A Fatal Likeness...................Lynn Shepherd.......(363 pgs)


3 ..The Bedlam Detective...............Stephen Gallagher...(305 pgs)

4 ..In the Garden of Beasts............Erik Larson.........(448 pgs)

5 ..Rattling the Bones.................Ann Granger.........(320 pgs)


6 ..The Misbegotten....................Katherine Webb......(544 pgs)

7 ..What Angels Fear...................C.S. Harris.........(341 pgs)


8 ..The Complaints.....................Ian Rankin..........(480 pgs)

9 ..Mixing With Murder.................Ann Granger.........(352 pgs)







February...

10..Death of a Chimney Sweep............M.C. Beaton........(247 pgs)


11..The Pale Blue Eye...................Louis Bayard.......(448 pgs)


12..The Black Tower.....................Louis Bayard.......(352 pgs)


13..The River of No Return..............Bee Ridgway........(452 pgs)


14..Touchstone..........................Laurie R King......(560 pgs)


15..Risking it All......................Ann Granger........(314 pgs)



16..The Winter People...................Jennifer McMahon...(336 pgs)








March...

17..Snow Falling on Cedars..............David Guterson.....(460 pgs)


18..The Splendour Falls.................Susanna Kearsley...(384 pgs)


19..Never Come Back.....................David Bell.........(448 pgs)

20..Companion to LOtR...................various authors....(104 pgs)


21..C S Lewis a Biography...............Morton N Cohen.....(577 pgs)


22..Girl on the Cliff...................Lucinda Riley......(416 pgs)


23..The Screaming Staircase.............Jonathan Stroud....(390 pgs)


24..Grimpow.............................Rafael Abalos......(452 pgs)







April...

25..The Alchemyst.......................Michael Scott.......(400 pgs)

 
26..What She Left Behind................Ellen Marie Wiseman.(321 pgs)



27..The Forgotten Girl..................David Bell..........(448 pgs)



29..The Lewis Man.......................Peter May...........(320 pgs)


  
30..Firedrake...........................Richard Knaak.......(234 pgs)


 
31..The Chessman........................Peter May...........(308 pgs)



32..Gaudy Night.........................Dorothy Sayers......(544 pgs)








May...

33..The Fifth Heart.....................Dan Simmons.........(623 pgs)

34..Behind the Bookcase.................Mark Steensland.....(263 pgs)

35..Deep & Dark & Dangerous.............Mary D. Hahn........(192 pgs)


36..What Alice Forgot...................Liane Moriarty......(488 pgs)





June...

37..The Road from Gap Creek.............Robert Morgan.......(352 pgs)

 
38..Devoured............................D.E. Meredith.......(291 pgs)


  
39..When Gods Die.......................C.S. Harris.........(352 pgs)


  
40..Ape House...........................Sara Gruen..........(303 pgs)



41..Moriarty............................Anthony Horowitz....(285 pgs)








July...

42..Close To Home.......................Peter Robinson......(400 pgs)

43..Fatal Enquiry.......................Will Thomas.........(293 pgs)

44..The Quincoux........................Charles Palliser....(800 pgs)

45..Somebody I Used to Know.............David Bell..........(432 pgs)


46..Where Serpents Sleep................C.S. Harris.........(368 pgs)







August...

47..When Maidens Mourn..................C.S. Harris.........(341 pgs)

  
48..The Asylum..........................John Harwood........(272 pgs)


  
49..Aftermath...........................Peter Robinson......(400 pgs)



50..Strange Affair......................Peter Robinson......(384 pgs)


  
51..The Fate of Mercy Alban.............Wendy Webb..........(337 pgs)


  
52..The Alienist........................Caleb Carr..........(496 pgs)



53..The Lavender Garden.................Lucinda Riley.......(399 pgs)








September...

54..The Devil in the White City.........Erik Larson.........(447 pgs)

55..The Woman in Black..................Susan Hill..........(200 pgs)


56..Mayhem..............................Sarah Pinborough....(352 pgs)

57..The Italian Secretary...............Caleb Carr..........(350 pgs)


58..The Harvest Man.....................Alex Grecian........(400 pgs)


59..The Tale of Halcyon Crane...........Wendy Webb..........(328 pgs)





October...

60..The Angel of Darkness...............Caleb Carr..........(629 pgs)


61..Rosemary the Hidden Kennedy Daughter.Kate Larson........(320 pgs)


  
62..Sons & Brothers.....................Richard D Mahoney...(441 pgs)


  
63..Eleanor: The Years Alone............Joseph P Lash.......(367 pgs)


  
64..The Girl on the Train...............Paula Hawkins.......(323 pgs)






November...

65..The Storied Life of A J Fikry.......Gabrielle Zevin.....(288 pgs)


66..Thirteen Days:Cuban Missile Crisis..Robert F Kennedy....(185 pgs)


67..The Hidden History of JFK Assassination.Lamar Waldon....(400 pgs)





December...

68..Churchill Defiant....................Barbara Leaming....(368 pgs)


69..At the Water's Edge..................Sara Gruen.........(348 pgs)


  
70..The Girls in the Woods...............David Jack Bell....(344 pgs)




71..The Dead Will Tell...................Linda Castillo.....(352 pgs)


72.. Murder as a Fine Art................David Morrell......(368 pgs)

3 Comments:

Blogger Cath said...

72 books is a terrific achievement, Pat! Much better than me. I'm still trying to finish book 60 so I might count it as book one for 2016. LOL! Have a good reading year for 2016.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Carl V. Anderson said...

I remember not many years ago you were having some really down reading times. I'm happy to see that wasn't the case in 2015 and that you were able to read so much. Here's hoping for as good a year in 2016.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Kailana said...

Glad 2015 was a good reading year for you. All the best in 2016!

8:27 PM  

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