Reading List, year 38

I’m getting ready to re-tool this blog  in the days to come but, in the meantime, here is the list of books I read between my 38th and 39th birthdays.

J. K. Rowling — Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
Bernard Cornwell — Agincourt
Nick Harkaway — The Gone Away World
Johnathan Barnes — The Sonambulist
S Thomas Russell — A Battle Won
Frederick Marryat — Masterman Ready
Richard Preston — The Hot Zone
Patrick Lynch — Carriers
Frederick Marryat — Peter Simple
David Goodis — Night Squad
Jim Thompson — The Killer Inside Me
J. R. R. Tolkein — The Hobbit
George R Stewart — Earth Abides
Graham Bowley — No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
Lloyd Alexander — The Book of Three
Arturo Perez-Reverte — Captain Alatriste
David Goodis — Dark Passage
Bernard Cornwell — The Fort
A Lee Martinez — The Automatic Detective
Paul Malmont — The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril
Mihail Lermontov — A Hero of Our Time
Tea Obrecht — The Tiger’s Wife
Bernard Cornwell — The Winter King
A Lee Martinez — Divine Misfortune
Elmore Leonard — Comfort To The Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories
Steve Hamilton — The Lock Artist

That’s 26 books, coincidentally half of what I read the previous year.

While there are many great books on the list, my three favorites were Nick Harkaway’s The Gone Away World, George R Stewart’s Earth Abides and, Tea Obrecht’s The Tiger’s Wife.  The Gone Away World, in particular, stuck with me to such an extent that I had trouble getting into any other books for the next several weeks.


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