Books I read in 2016

Last year I read so many books that I have trouble finding particular books in the list, so this year I am going back to listing them by genre. We’ll see how that goes.

Non-fiction

  1. Writing to the Point by Algis Budrys (finished 1/2/16)
  2. Schooled: How the System Breaks Teachers by Dalton Jackson (finished 1/18/16)
  3. Jump Start Your Novel by Mark Teppo (finished 1/30/16)
  4. Writing the Block Buster Novel by Albert Zuckerman (finished 2/13/16)
  5. Writing Horses by Judith Tarr (finished 2/23/16)
  6. there is no goat by Jennifer Dunham (finished 3/9/16)
  7. 52 Ways to Get Unstuck by Chris Mandeville (finished 3/23/16)
  8. Hormones in Harmony by Deborah Maragopolous (finished 4/8/16)
  9. Spiritual Evolution: Examining Blocks, Expand Your Vision and Navigating Your Way to Happiness by Daniel Houtman (finished 5/7/16)
  10. Harry Truman: The Man Who Divided the World by Jack Steinberg (finished 6/11/16)
  11. The Coffee Date Guide to Freelance Journalism: A Step by Step Guide to Becoming a Freelance Writer by Leslie Patrick (finished 7/6/16)
  12. Weinberg on Writing: the Fieldstone Method by Gerald M. Weinberg (finished 7/17/16)
  13. Tents, Tortoises, and Tailgates: My  Life as a Wildlife Biologist  by Scott Lillie (finished 8/14/16)
  14. Million Dollar Professionalism by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta (finished 9/12/16)
  15. We Were Soldiers, Too: The Unknown Battle to defend the Demilitarized Zone Against North Korea During the Cold War by Bob Kern (finished 9/22/16)
  16. A Way to God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey by Matthew Fox (finished 10/11/16)
  17. Hope on Earth: A Conversation by Paul R. Ehrlich and Michael Charles Tobias (finished 11/22/16)
  18. Blind but Now I See: Biography of the Music Legend Doc Watson by Kent Gustavson (finished 12/9/16)
  19. Plot & Structure: Techniques and exercises for crafting a plot that grips readers from start to finish by James Scott Bell (finished 12/25/16)
  20. Hollyweird Science by Kevin R. Grazier and Stephen Cass (finished 12/27/16)

Mysteries and Thrillers

  1. The Clue by Carolyn Wells (finished 1/8/16)
  2. Eleven by Carolyn Arnold (finished 1/9/16)
  3. Waist Deep by Frank Zafiro (finished 1/16/16)
  4. Playing with Matches by Julie Hyzy (finished 2/5/16)
  5. Murder in Aix by Susan Kiernan-Lewis (finished 2/10/16)
  6. A Trifle Dead by Livia Day (finished 2/12/16)
  7. To the Bone by Jeff Carson (finished 2/18/16)
  8. Murder in Nice by Susan Kiernan-Lewis (finished 2/19/16)
  9. Geneva Decision by Seeley James (finished 2/21/16)
  10. Crooked Man by Tony Dunbar (finished 2/22/16)
  11. Cold Call by Dean Wesley Smith (finished 3/8/16)
  12. Legend of War Creek by Randall Reneau (finished 3/11/16)
  13. Terror Unleashed by Wesley Robert Lowe (finished 3/28/16)
  14. A Fatal Twist of Lemon by Patrice Greenwood (finished 4/11/16)
  15. Rosemary’s Gravy by Melissa F. Miller (finished 4/14/16)
  16. Bring It by Seeley James (finished 4/16/16)
  17. Code Blues by Melissa Yi (finished 4/27/16)
  18. New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith (finished 5/1/16)
  19. Elections and Consequences by C.M. Carleton (finished 5/19/16)
  20. Dead Line by Jack Patterson (finished 5/22/16)
  21. The Flinck Connection by Estelle Ryan (finished 6/3/16)
  22. Death by Lotto 5 by Abigail Keam (finished 6/15/16)
  23. Murder in the South of France by Susan Kiernan-Lewis (finished 6/21/16)
  24. Shot of Tequila by J.A. Konrath (finished 6/25/16)
  25. The One You Love by Paul Pilkington (finished 6/27/16)
  26. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (finished 7/4/16)
  27. Tin God by Stacy Green (finished 7/8/16)
  28. An Aria of Omens by Patrice Greenwood (finished 7/9/16)
  29. Raspberry Jam by Carolyn Wells (finished 7/10/16)
  30. The Grave  Man by David Archer (finished 7/15/16)
  31. Death Sung  Softly by David Archer (finished 7/16/16)
  32. Mean Woman Blues by Julie Smith (finished 7/20/16)
  33. Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan (finished 8/5/16)
  34. Taboo by Casey Hill (finished 8/7/16)
  35. Electing to Murder by Roger Stelljes (finished 8/12/16)
  36. Play Dead by Leslie O’Kane (finished 8/20/16)
  37. Love and War by David Archer (finished 8/21/16)
  38. Deadly Lode by Randall Reneau (finished 9/2/16)
  39. St. Paul Conspiracy by Roger Stelljes (finished 9/10/16)
  40. A Bodkin for the Bride by Patrice Greenwood (finished 9/19/16)
  41. Blood Orchids by Toby Neal (finished 9/20/19)
  42. Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (finished 10/2/16)
  43. The Daydreamer Detective by S.J. Pajonas (finished 10/4/16)
  44. The Case of the Defunct Adjunct by Frankie Bow (finished 10/21/16)
  45. Dying to Get Published by Judy Fitzwater (finished 10/31/16)
  46. All Butter Short Dead by H.Y. Hanna (finished 11/10/16)
  47. Snarl by Celina Grace (finished 11/13/16)
  48. But Not Forgotten by B.J. Bourge (finished 11/17/16)
  49. Inferno by Casey Hill (finished 11/22/16)
  50. Hidden by Casey Hill (finished 11/25/16)
  51. Murder at the Art and Craft Fair by Steve Demaree (finished 11/27/16)
  52. White Gold by Rachel Amphlett (finished 12/10/16)
  53. Dirty Little Secrets by Liliana Hart (finished 12/14/16)
  54. The Eleventh Hour by Anina Collins (finished 12/16/16)
  55. Exit Stage Left by Adam Croft (finished 12/18/16)
  56. Bought the Farm by Jeff Shelby (finished 12/21/16)

Speculative Fiction

  1. A Sea of Shields by Morgan Rice (finished 1/1/16)
  2. Parley by Jamie McFarlane (finished 1/16/16)
  3. A Reign of Steel by Morgan Rice (finished 1/17/16)
  4. Dark Space, #1 by Jasper T. Scott (finished 1/22/16)
  5. Second Star by Dana Stabenow (finished 1/26/16)
  6. Special Offers by M.L. Ryan (finished 2/1/16)
  7. A Land of Fire by Morgan Rice (finished 2/4/16)
  8. Out of Time: A Paranormal Romance by Monique Martin (finished 2/7/16)
  9. Bellwether by Connie Willis (finished 2/14/16)
  10. Concealed Power by K.J. Colt (finished 2/17/16)
  11. A Rule of Queens by Morgan Rice (a finished 2/27/16)
  12. Mageborn: The Blacksmith’s Son by Michael G. Manning (Finished 3/3/16)
  13. Ren of Atikala by David Adams (finished 3/6/16)
  14. Magic of Thieves by C. Greenwood (finished 3/26/16)
  15. An Oath of Brothers by Morgan Rice (finished 3/30/16)
  16. Accord of Honor by Kevin McLaughlin (finished 4/4/16)
  17. Accord of Mars by Kevin McLaughlin (finished 4/13/16)
  18. Requiem’s Song by Daniel Arenson (finished 4/23/16)
  19. The Destroyer by Michael-Scott Earle (finished 5/6/16)
  20. Torrent by Lindsay Buroker (finished 5/18/16)
  21. Murder of Crows by Annie Bellet (finished 5/20/16)
  22. Pack of Lies by Annie Bellet (finished 5/23/16)
  23. Follow the Crow by B. B. Griffith (finished 5/29/16)
  24. Warrior Mage by Lindsay Buroker (finished 6/13/16)
  25. A Dream of Mortals by Morgan Rice (finished 6/20/16)
  26. Death Never Sleeps by E.J. Simon (finished 6/20/16)
  27. The Medium y C.J. Archer (finished 6/26/16)
  28. A Joust of Knights by Morgan Rice (finished 6/28/16)
  29. The Gift of Battle by Morgan Rice (finished 7/3/16)
  30. Talon by Michael J. Ploof (finished 7/8/16)
  31. Rise of the Dragons by Morgan Rice (finished 7/12/16)
  32. Snake Heart by Lindsay Buroker (finished 7/17/16)
  33. The King’s Assassin by M. M. Brownlow (finished 7/25/16)
  34. The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer (finished 7/26/16)
  35. Dragons Lost by Daniel Arenson (finished 7/29/16)
  36. Dragons Reborn by Daniel Arenson (Finished 7/30/16)
  37. Dragons Rising by Daniel Arenson (finished 8/2/16)
  38. The Book of Deacon by Joseph R. Lallo (finished 8/8/16)
  39. The Wrong Girl by C.J. Archer (finished 8/19/16)
  40. Game On by R.E. Rowe (finished 8/24/16)
  41. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (finished 8/29/16)
  42. A Book Without Dragons by Olivia Berrier (finished 8/30/16)
  43. The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires (finished 9/6/16)
  44. Pocket Full of Posies by Angela Roquet (finished 9/7/16)
  45. For the Birds by Angela Roquet (finished 9/8/16)
  46. Star Nomad by Lindsay Buroker (finished 9/25/16)
  47. Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear (finished 10/16/16)
  48. Requiem’s  Hope by Daniel Arenson (finished 10/28/16)
  49. Requiem’s Prayer by Daniel Arenson (finished 11/9/16)
  50. Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (finished 11/11/16)
  51. Star Fall by Dean Wesley Smith (finished 11/15/16)
  52. The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson (finished 11/28/16)
  53. Extremes by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (finished 12/3/16)
  54. Inhuman Garbage by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (finished 12/7/16)
  55. Black Virus – Black Rust #1 (finished 12/13/16)
  56. The Greater Darkness by Eldon Murphy (finished 12/20/16)
  57. Weaving Destiny by G. P. Ching (finished 12/28/16)
  58. Return to Eden by G. P. Ching (finished 12/29/16)
  59. Soul Catcher by G. P. Ching (finished 12/30/16)
  60. Lost Eden by G. P. Ching (finished 12/30/16)
  61. The Last Soulkeeper by G. P. Ching (finished 12/31/16)

Historical Fiction

  1. The The Sword of the Ronin by Travis Heermann (finished 1/7/16)
  2. Song at Dawn by Jean Gill (finished 1/30/16)
  3. Their Golden Dreams by Willard Thompson (finished 2/2/16)
  4. The Shopkeeper by James D. Best (finished 3/1/16)
  5. Uneasy Spirits by M. Louisa Locke (finished 3/19/16)
  6. Mercenary by David Gaughran (finished 4/3/16)
  7. Sea Witch by Helen Hollick (finished 4/21/16)
  8. Bloody Lessons by M. Louisa Locke (finished 4/24/16)
  9. A Fragile Peace by Paul Bannister (finished 5/12/16)
  10. Light of the Western Stars by Zane Gray (finished 6/19/16)
  11. Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles, Vol. II by Edward A. Grainger (finished 7/2/16)
  12. The Good Knight by Sarah Woodbury (finished 7/5/16)
  13. Soldier’s Heart by Michele McKnight Baker (finished 7/23/16)
  14. The Emperor’s Agent by Jo Graham (finished 8/2/16)
  15. The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Gray (finished 8/15/16)
  16. The Templar’s Cross by J.R. Tomlin (finished 8/16/16)
  17. Spirit of the Border by Zane Gray (finished 9/28/16)
  18. Arthur Imperator by Paul Bannister (finished 10/19/16)
  19. Arthur Invictus by Paul Bannister (finished 11/20/16)
  20. The King’s Cavalry by Paul Bannister (finished 12/12/16)

Short Fiction

  1. Vampire Dead-tective #1 by Mac Flynn (finished 7/24/16)
  2. A Gift of Shadow by Nick Webb (finished 7/26/14)
  3. Witch Hunt by Annie Bellet (finished 8/4/16)
  4. Forged in Blood by K.F. Breene (finished 8/17/16)
  5. Ghost in the Coffee Machine by Charity Tahmaseb (finished 9/21/16)
  6. Rice Cooker Revenge by S. J. Pajonas (finished 11/30/16)
  7. “Until Death” by Dan Ames (finished 12/12/16)
  8. Dust and Ashes: An Apocalyptic Thriller by PJ McDermott (finished 12/17/16)

Other Fiction

  1. Under the Surface  by Nell Jones and Penny Stewart (finished 11/18/16)

Audiobooks

  1. Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life by Lafcadio Hearn (finished 1/4/16)
  2. In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn (finished 1/18/16)
  3. Dr. Who – Phantasmagoria by Mark Gatiss (finished 1/27/16)
  4. Dr. Who – Red Dawn by Justin Richards (finished 2/2/16)
  5. Dr. Who – Death’s Deal by Darren Jones (finished 2/4/16)
  6. Dr. Who – The Fearmonger by Jonathan Blum (finished 2/7/16)
  7. Dr. Who – The Land of the Dead by Stephen Cole (finished 3/8/16)
  8. Dr. Who – The Marian Conspiracy by Jacqueline Rayner (finished 3/17/16)
  9. Dr. Who – The Sirens of Time by Nicholas Briggs (finished 3/28/16)
  10. Dr. Who – Destiny of the Doctor: The Time Machine by Matt Fitton (finished 4/4/16)
  11. The Worlds of Big Finish by Peter Llewellyn (finished 4/28/16)
  12. Dr. Who – The Genocide Machine by Mike Tucker
  13. Dr. Who – Whispers of Terror by Justin Richards
  14. The Demon Awakens by R.A. Salvatore (finished 5/31/16)
  15. The Demon Spirit by R.A. Salvatore (finished 6/24/16)
  16. The Demon Apostle by R.A. Salvatore (finished 7/26/16)
  17. Mortalis by R.A. Salvatore (finished 9/27/16)
  18. Ascendance by R.A. Salvatore (finished 10/22/16)
  19. Transcendence by R.A. Salvatore (finished 10/28/16)
  20. Immortalis by R.A. Salvatore (finished 11/7/16)
  21. The Highwayman: Saga of the First King by R.A. Salvatore (finished 12/17/16)
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