Friday, December 31, 2010

What I Read...

This year was a bit slow in terms of my usual reading list. However, I am blaming it on being out and about too much. While I was grateful for all the time I got to spend playing in Alaska I was a bit overwhelmed with too many other commitments at time this year and a bit too much traveling and not being at home. This year's goal is to hit 50 but also to write my own again. I haven't journaled in forever and my blog has been horribly neglected.

I opened the year with a book I found on my sister's book shelf and ended it with the most long, drug-out book I have ever read/listened too. A few comments for those that might want to turn a page or too...
  1. The Keeper's Son by Homer Hickam
  2. Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger...This is a series I discovered near the end of last year that is written by a Minnesota author and all the books are set in Northern Minnesota. Just the setting makes them a good read for me.
  3. Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge by Jill Fredston...Up there as a second place in my favorite Alaska book so far.
  4. One Shot by Lee Childs
  5. Proof Positve by Philip Margolin
  6. No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  7. The Chopin Manuscript by Jeffery Deavers and others...first "serial" manuscript I read. First and last chapter by the same author but after that each chapter is handed to a new author with no previous knowledge and no clue of where it's going.
  8. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson
  9. Shutter Island by Dennis Lahane...Disappointed by the book AND the movie!
  10. G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
  11. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
  12. The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen
  13. Blood Hollow by William Kent Krueger
  14. The Bone Thief by Jefferson Bass
  15. Shadows of the Koyukuk by Sidney Huntington as told to Jim Reardon...If you only have time to read one book about AK in a short time, read this one!
  16. Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters by Peter Vronsky...Did you know that a female serial killer will go nearly 3 times as long as a male serial killer before they are caught?
  17. The 9th Judgment by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  18. H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton
  19. Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 by Brian Burrough...Follow this book up with a trip to the Crime and Punishment Museum in DC, worth it.
  20. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larrson
  21. The Copper Bracelet by Jeffery Deavers and others
  22. Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larrson
  23. Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen
  24. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer...Did nothing but make my blood boil and I WORK for the Army!
  25. Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
  26. I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton
  27. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman
  28. Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood...Second worst book of the year but at least it was short!
  29. Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo...May be a new favorite author. Main character is a former Amish woman who is now the chief of police in her home town. Lots of moral conflict.
  30. Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger
  31. Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
  32. The Killing Game by Iris Johansen
  33. Port Mortuary by Patrica Cornwell...Iwas so distracted the last two months of this year I nearly missed my all-time favorite author's newest book. Thank God it was Christmas vacation.
  34. 61 Hours by Lee Childs
  35. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky...Ok, I can say I read it. Do I have to remember the "suffering" of reading it?
A VERY short list for me this year What happened?

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