Saturday, January 2, 2010

Books Read in 2010

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December - 8

77. Mourn Not Your Dead - fourth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 1996
Kindle book - 20
finished, 12/31/10

76. Mrs. Malory: Death of a Dean (also known as Death of a Dean) - seventh in the Mrs. Malory series
by Hazel Holt
mystery, 1996
finished, 12/28/10

75. A Murder is Announced - fourth in the Miss Marple series
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1950
Kindle book - 19
finished, 12/27/10

by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1931
Kindle book - 18
finished, 12/20/10

by Maeve Binchy
fiction, 1996
second reading
Kindle book - 17
finished, 12/14/10

by Maeve Binchy
fiction, 1996
finished, 12/13/10

71. Dive Deep and Deadly - first in the Luanne Fogarty series
by Glynn Marsh Alam
mystery, 2000
Kindle book - 16
finished, 12/6/10

70. Leave the Grave Green - third in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 1995
Kindle book - 15
finished, 12/2/10

November - 3

69. A Cotswold Killing - first in the Thea Osborne series
by Rebecca Tope
mystery, 2004
Kindle book - 14
finished, 11/28/10

by Lee Smith
fiction, 1996
fourth reading
finished, 11/25/10

67. The Moving Finger - third in the Miss Marple series
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1942
Kindle book - 13
finished, 11/22/10


October - 5

by Maeve Binchy
fiction, 2000
second reading
Kindle book - 12
finished, 10/25/10

65. All Shall Be Well - second in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 1994
Kindle book - 11
finished, 10/17/10

64. Arctic Chill - seventh in the Reykjafvík Murder Mysteries
by Arnaldur Indridason
translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb
mystery, 2005
finished, 10/16/10

63. Billy Boyle - first in the Billy Boyle World War II Mystery series
by James R. Benn
mystery, 2006
Kindle book - 10
finished, 10/11/10

62. The Dark Vineyard : A Mystery of the French Countryside - second in the Bruno, Chief of Police series
by Martin Walker
mystery, 2009
Kindle book - 9
finished, 10/1/10

September - 10

61. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People - first in the Marriage Bureau for Rich People series
by Farahad Zama
fiction, 2009
Kindle book - 8
finished, 9/26/10

60. The Double Comfort Safari Club - twelfth in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
by Alexander McCall Smith
fiction, 2010
Kindle book - 7
finished, 9/25/10

59. Bruno, Chief of Police - first in the Bruno, Chief of Police series
by Martin Walker
mystery, 2008
Kindle book - 6
finished, 9/18/10

58. The Body in the Library - second in the Miss Marple series
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1942
Kindle book - 5
finished, 9/15/10

57. Winter of Secrets - third in the Constable Molly Smith series
by Vicki Delany
mystery, 2009
Kindle book - 4
finished, 9/12/10

56. Best Foot Forward - a sequel to Rules of the Road
by Joan Bauer
young adult fiction, 2005
library book
finished, 9/12/10

55. A Share in Death - first in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 1993
Kindle book - 3
finished, 9/10/10

54. The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing - second in the Vish Puri series
by Tarquin Hall
mystery, 2010
Kindle book - 2
finished, 9/6/10

by Ann Summerville
mystery, 2009
finished, 9/4/10

52. The Murder at the Vicarage - first in the Miss Marple series
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1930
Kindle book - 1
finished, 9/2/10


August - 10

by Joan Bauer
young adult fiction, 1998
library book
finished, 8/29/10

50. Into the Dark - third in the Echo Falls series
by Peter Abrahams
young adult mystery, 2008
library book
finished, 8/25/10

49. The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax - second in the Mrs. Pollifax series
by Dorothy Gilman
mystery, 1970
third or fourth reading
library book
unabridged audio read by Barbara Rosenblat
finished, 8/25/10

48. Behind the Curtain - second in the Echo Falls series
by Peter Abrahams
young adult mystery, 2006
library book
finished, 8/22/10

47. The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax - first in the Mrs. Pollifax series
by Dorothy Gilman
mystery, 1966
third or fourth reading
library book
unabridged audio read by Barbara Rosenblat
finished, 8/18/10

46. Down The Rabbit Hole - first in the Echo Falls series
by Peter Abrahams
young adult mystery, 2005
library book
finished, 8/16/10

by Allison Hoover Bartlett
nonfiction, 2009
library book
unabridged audio read by Judith Brackley
finished, 8/8/10

by Roy Blount, Jr.
nonfiction, 2008
library book
abridged audio read by the author
finished, 8/5/10

by Siobhan Dowd
juvenile mystery, 2007
finished, 8/4/10

42. American Bloomsbury
by Susan Cheever
nonfiction, 2006
second reading - book report here
library book
unabridged audio read by Kate Reading
finished, 8/2/10


July - 5

by Elizabeth Silverthorne
nonfiction, 1993
finished, 7/31/10

40. Thereby Hangs a Tail - second in the Chet and Bernie series
by Spencer Quinn
mystery, 2010
unabridged audio read by Jim Frangione
finished, 7/28/10

39. The Draining Lake - sixth in the Reykjavik Murder Mysteries
by Arnaldur Indridason
translated by Bernard Scudder
mystery, 2004
finished, 7/18/10

by Susan Isaacs
fiction, 2007
library book
unabridged audio read by Randye Kaye
finished, 7/16/10

37. A River in the Sky - 19th in the Amelia Peabody series
by Elizabeth Peters
mystery, 2010
unabridged audio read by Barbara Rosenblat
finished, 7/12/10


June - 6

36. The Lost Art of Gratitude - sixth in the Isabel Dalhousie series
by Alexander McCall Smith
fiction, 2009
unabridged audio read by Davina Porter
finished, 6/28/10

35. Voices - fifth in the Reykjavik Murder Mysteries
by Arnaldur Indridason
translated by Bernard Scudder
mystery, 2003
finished, 6/25/10

by Dorothy Gilman
mystery, 1975
third reading
unabridged audio read by Roslyn Alexander
finished, 6/23/10

33. Eloise
by Kay Thompson, drawings by Hilary Knight
children's picture book, 1955
library book
finished, 6/21/10

32. Mystery Mile - second in the Albert Campion series
by Margery Allingham
mystery, 1930
library book
unabridged audio read by Francis Matthews
library book
finished, 6/15/10

31. Silence of the Grave (Icelandic title, Grafarpögn) - fourth in the Reykjavík Murder Mysteries
translated by Bernard Scudder
mystery, 2002
finished, 6/14/10


May - 5

by Anne Tyler
fiction, 2009
library book
unabridged audio read by Arthur Morey
finished, 5/31/10

29. The Torso (Swedish title, Tatuerad Torso) - second in the Inspector Huss series
by Helene Tursten
translated by Katarina E. Tucker
mystery, 2000
finished, 5/30/10

28. Death On Demand - first in the Death On Demand series
by Carolyn G. Hart
mystery, 1987
library book
finished, 5/21/10

27. Detective Inspector Huss (Swedish title, Krossade tanghästen) - first in the Inspector Huss series
by Helene Tursten
translated by Steven T. Murray
mystery, 1998
finished, 5/17/10

26. The Mapping of Love and Death - seventh in the Maisie Dobbs series
by Jacqueline Winspear
mystery, 2010
library book
finished, 5/4/10


April - 8

25. Superfluous Death (US title - Mrs. Malory Wonders Why) - sixth in the Mrs Malory series
by Hazel Holt
mystery, 1995
finished, 4/30/10

24. Murder on Campus (US title - Mrs. Malory: Detective in Residence) - fifth in the Mrs Malory series
by Hazel Holt
mystery, 1994
finished, 4/28/10

23. Dog On It - first in the Chet and Bernie series
by Spencer Quinn
mystery, 2009
finished, 4/23/10

22. Arbor Day Square
by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illustrated by Cyd Moore
children's book, 2010
finished, 4/23/10

21. Jar City (also known as Tainted Blood; original Icelandic name was Myrin) - third in the Reykjavík Murder Mysteries
by Arnaldur Indridason
translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder
mystery, 2000
finished, 4/17/10

20. Betsy~Tacy and Tib - second in the Betsy~Tacy series
by Maud Hart Lovelace
juvenile fiction, 1941
read multiple times
finished, 4/13/10

by Candacy A. Taylor
nonfiction, 2009
finished, 4/8/10

18. Please Pass the Guilt - a Nero Wolfe mystery
by Rex Stout
mystery, 1973
finished, 4/7/10


March - 5

by Helen Simonson
fiction, 2010
finished, 3/29/10

16. Death of a Witch - twenty-fifth in the Hamish Macbeth series
by M.C. Beaton
mystery, 2009
library book
finished, 3/21/10

15. Death of a Gentle Lady - twenty-fourth in the Hamish Macbeth series
by M.C. Beaton
mystery, 2008
library book
finished, 3/17/10

14. The Stabbing in the Stables - seventh in the Fethering series
by Simon Brett
mystery, 2006
library book
finished, 3/12/10

nonfiction, 2006
finished, 3/4/10


February - 6

Being the First Part of The Bagthorpe Saga
by Helen Cresswell
juvenile fiction, 1977
second reading
library book
finished, 2/25/10

by Rick Bragg
nonfiction, 2009
finished, 2/23/10

10. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - first in the Flavia de Luce series
by Alan Bradley
mystery, 2009
finished, 2/20/10

by Barbara Pym
fiction, 1982 (published posthumously - submitted to twenty publishers, beginning in 1963 and refused)
finished, 2/11/10

by Maud Hart Lovelace
juvenile fiction, 1949
library book
finished, 2/3/10

by Catherine Seiberling Pond
nonfiction, 2007
finished, 2/2/10


January - 6

6. The Murder on the Links - second in the Hercule Poirot series
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1923
finished, 1/28/10

5. An Irish Country Girl - fourth in the Irish Country series
by Patrick Taylor
fiction, 2010
finished, 1/21/10

4. The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline - fifth in the Enola Holmes series
by Nancy Springer
young adult mystery, 2009
library book
finished, 1/15/10

3. Betsy~Tacy - first in the Betsy~Tacy series
by Maud Hart Lovelace
juvenile fiction, 1940
read multiple times
finished, 1/10/10

by P.D. James
nonfiction, 2009
finished, 1/4/10

1. An Irish Country Village - second in the Irish Country series
by Patrick Taylor
fiction, 2008
library book
unabridged audio read by John Keating
finished, 1/3/10

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