Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Books Read in 2011

Clicking on highlighted titles will bring you to the book report.

December - 4

by Kate Douglas Wiggin
fiction, 1907
third book for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
Kindle book, 49
finished, 12/22/11

Told For Children
by William Dean Howells
juvenile fiction - short story collection, 1892
third children's book for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
Kindle book, 48
finished, 12/20/11

by Melissa Ann Goodwin
juvenile fiction, 2011
library book
second children's book for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
finished, 12/16/11

by Agatha Christie
mystery - short story collection, 1960
Kindle book, 47
finished, 12/15/11

November - 7

by O. Douglas
fiction, 1920
Kindle book, 46
finished, 11/29/11

by Cynthia Rylant
juvenile fiction, 1987
first children's book for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
finished, 11/27/11

by John Grisham
fiction, 2001
second reading
second book for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
finished, 11/26/11

74. Winter in Thrush Green - second in the Thrush Green series
by Miss Read
fiction, 1961
second reading
first book for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
finished, 11/21/11

73. Mrs. McGinty's Dead - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1952
Kindle book, 46
finished, 11/8/11

72. No Mark Upon Her - fourteenth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 2011
finished, 11/6/11

71. Landed Gently - fourth in the George Gently series
by Alan Hunter
mystery, 1957
Kindle book, 45
finished, 11/1/11

October - 7

70. Death Among Friends (Dead and Buried, English title) - ninth in the Mrs. Malory series
by Hazel Holt
mystery, 1998
finished, 10/29/11

69. Three Witnesses - a Nero Wolfe mystery
by Rex Stout
mystery, 1956
Kindle book, 44
finished, 10/28/11

68. Murder Casts a Shadow - first Hawai'i mystery
by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
mystery, 2008
finished, 10/27/11

67. Gently Down The Stream - third in the George Gently series
by Alan Hunter
mystery, 1957
Kindle book, 43
finished, 10/19/11

66. Three-Act Tragedy - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1934
Kindle book, 42
finished, 10/11/11

by Philippa Pearce
juvenile fiction, 1958
second reading
second book for R.I.P. VI challenge
finished, 10/7/11

64. Dead Man's Folly - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1956
Kindle book, 41
first book for R.I.P. VI challenge
finished, 10/3/11

September - 5

63. Death by Gumbo - second in the Jake Russo series
by Phil Edwards
mystery, 2011
Kindle book, 40
tenth book for the Foodie's Reading Challenge
finished, 9/25/11

62. Murder in Mesopotamia - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1936
Kindle book, 39
finished, 9/17/11

61. Dumb Witness - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1937
Kindle book, 38
finished, 9/11/11

60. Through the Grinder - book 2 in the Coffeehouse series
by Cleo Coyle
mystery, 2004
Kindle book, 37
ninth book for the Foodie's Reading Challenge
finished, 9/4/11

59. The First Wave - book 2 in the Billy Boyle WW II series
by James R. Benn
mystery, 2007
Kindle book, 36
finished, 9/2/11

August - 6

by Andrey Kurkov
translated by George Bird
fiction, 1996
Kindle book, 35
finished, 8/25/11

57. Cards on the Table - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1936
Kindle book, 34
finished 8/20/11

by Kim Edwards
fiction, 2011
library book
finished, 8/12/11

55. Retirement Can Be Murder - first in the Jake Russo series
by Phil Edwards
mystery, 2011
Kindle book, 33
finished, 8/11/11

by Meg Mitchell Moore
fiction, 2011
Kindle book, 32
finished, 8/7/11

53. On What Grounds - first in the Coffeehouse series
by Cleo Coyle
mystery, 2003
Kindle book, 31
eighth book for the Foodie's Reading Challenge
finished, 8/5/11

July - 5

52. Malice in the Highlands - first in the Erskine Powell series
by Graham Thomas
mystery, 1998
second reading
Kindle book, 30
finished, 7/31/11

51. Death in the Clouds - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1935
Kindle book, 29
finished, 7/24/11

by Stewart O'Nan
fiction, 2011
library book
finished, 7/19/11

49. The ABC Murders - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1936
Kindle book - 28
finished, 7/11/11

48. Gently by the Shore - second in the George Gently series
by Alan Hunter
mystery, 1956
Kindle book - 27
finished, 7/2/11

June - 3

Volumes One - Three, 1944
seventh book for Foodie's Reading Challenge
finished, 6/30/11

by Nevil Shute
fiction, 1940
Kindle book - 26
finished, 6/9/11

45. Thrush Green - first in the Thrush Green series
by Miss Read
fiction, 1959
second reading
finished, 6/2/11

May - 7

44. Capable of Murder - first in the Belinda Lawrence series
by Brian Kavanagh
mystery, 2001
Kindle book - 25
finished, 5/27/11

by Joanna Trollope
fiction, 2011
Kindle book - 24
finished, 5/24/11

42. Gently Does It - first in the George Gently series
by Alan Hunter
mystery, 1955
Kindle book - 23
finished, 5/19/11

41. Necessary As Blood - thirteenth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 2009
Kindle book - 22
finished, 5/13/11

by Kathryn O. Galbraith
illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
children's book, 2011
finished, 5/12/11

A Collection of recipes from the war years selected by
Marguerite Patten
in association with The Imperial War Museum
nonfiction, 1985
sixth book for Foodie's Reading Challenge
finished, 5/10/11

38. Where Memories Lie - twelfth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 2008
Kindle book - 21
finished, 5/6/11

April - 10

by Michael Smith
nonfiction, 1986
fifth book for Foodie's Reading Challenge
finished, 4/30/11

36. Water Like a Stone - eleventh in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 2007
Kindle book - 20
finished, 4/30/11

by Susan Hill
nonfiction, 2009
library book
finished, 4/23/11

34. In a Dark House - tenth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 2004
Kindle book - 19
finished, 4/21/11

33. Now May You Weep - ninth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 2003
Kindle book - 18
finished, 4/17/11

32. And Justice There Is None - eighth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 2002
Kindle book -17
finished, 4/13/11

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
nonfiction, 2004
fourth book for the Dewey Decimal Challenge
finished, 4/9/11

30. A Finer End - seventh in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 2001
Kindle book - 16
finished, 4/7/11

29. Lord Edgware Dies (also known as Thirteen at Dinner) - thirteenth in the Hercule Poirot series
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1933
Kindle book - 15
finished, 4/4/11

28. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party - twelfth in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series
by Alexander McCall Smith
fiction, 2011
Kindle book - 14
finished, 4/1/11

March - 9

by Nevil Shute
fiction, 1952
Kindle book - 13
finished, 3/28/11

26. Kissed a Sad Goodbye - sixth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 1999
finished, 3/27/11

edited by Ellen Perry Berkeley
nonfiction, 2000
fourth book for Foodie's Reading Challenge
finished, 3/22/11

24. The Big Four - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1927
Kindle book - 12
finished, 3/22/11

by Maeve Binchy
fiction, 2010
seventh book for the Ireland Reading Challenge
Kindle book - 11
finished, 3/17/11

by Siobhan Dowd
young adult fiction, 2008 (published posthumously)
sixth book for the Ireland Reading Challenge
finished, 3/15/11

21. Poirot's Early Cases - Hercule Poirot short stories
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1974
Kindle book - 10
finished, 3/10/11

by Jim Murphy
juvenile nonfiction, 2000
third book for the Dewey Decimal Challenge
finished, 3/9/11

by Alan Glynn
fiction, 2009
fifth book for the Ireland Reading Challenge
finished, 3/7/11

February - 7

by Maeve Binchy
fiction, 2008
fourth book for Ireland Reading Challenge
finished, 2/28/11

17. Poirot Investigates - Hercule Poirot short stories
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1924
Kindle book - 9
finished, 2/28/11

Simple French Style For Everyday Living
by Robert Arbor & Katherine Whiteside
nonfiction, 2003
third book for the Foodie's Reading Challenge
finished, 2/20/11

15. Peril At End House - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1932
Kindle book - 8
finished, 2/18/11

14. Mrs. Malory And The Only Good Lawyer - eighth in the Mrs. Malory series
by Hazel Holt
mystery, 1997
finished, 2/8/11

13. The Mystery of the Blue Train - an Hercule Poirot mystery
by Agatha Christie
mystery, 1928
Kindle book - 7
finished, 2/3/11

12. Hypothermia (published in Iceland as Hardskafi) - eighth in the Inspector Erlendur series
by Arnaldur Indridason
translated by Victoria Cribb
mystery, 2007
finished, 2/3/11

January - 11

by Maeve Binchy
fiction, 2006
third book for Ireland Reading Challenge
Kindle book - 6
finished, 1/28/11

by Rosy Thornton
fiction, 2010
Kindle book - 5
finished, 1/25/11

written and illustrated by Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier
nonfiction, written in 1951; published in 1974; this edition reprinted, 2006
second book for the Dewey Decimal Challenge
finished, 1/24/11

Meals To Share With Friends and Family
by Marion Cunningham
nonfiction, 2003
second book for the Foodie's Reading Challenge
finished, 1/23/11

by K. B. Dixon
fiction, 2011
finished, 1/23/11

by Quentin Bell & Virginia Nicholson
photographs by Alen MacWeeney
nonfiction, 1997
first book for the Dewey Decimal Challenge
finished, 1/20/11

5. Dreaming of the Bones - fifth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
mystery, 1997
Kindle book - 4
finished, 1/19/11

by Maeve Binchy
fiction, 2004
second reading
second book for Ireland Reading Challenge
Kindle book - 3
finished, 1/15/11

by P.G. Wodehouse
fiction, 1915
Kindle book - 2
finished, 1/13/11

by Michael Lee West
A Food-Obsessed Life
nonfiction, 1999
first book for the Foodie's Reading Challenge
finished, 1/8/11

1. Quentins
by Maeve Binchy
fiction, 2002
second reading
first book for Ireland Reading Challenge
Kindle book - 1
finished, 1/4/11

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