Books I read in 2018

100 Best Nonfiction

  • De Profundis by Oscar Wilde (finished 1/2/18)
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolff (finished 2/5/18)
  • Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson (finished 3/7/18)
  • The American Language: A Preliminary Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States by H. L. Mencken (finished 4/23/18)
  • On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (finished 5/19/18)
  • Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (finished 6/28/18)

100 Best Novels

  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (finished 1/17/18)
  • The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (finished 2/13/18)
  • The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe (finished 3/12/18)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (finished 4/28/18)
  • The History of Mr. Polly by HG Wells (finished 6/1/18)
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Johnathan Swift (finished 8/17/18)

Mysteries

  • Mistake Creek by Rachel Amphlett (finished 1/9/18)
  • Murder in Adland by Bruce Beckham (finished 1/28/18)
  • Pilfered Promises by M. Louisa Locke (finished 2/9/18)
  • Two Bare Arms by Blake Banner (finished 2/23/18)
  • Garden of the Damned by Blake Banner finished 2/24/18)
  • Let Us Prey by Blake Banner (finished 2/25/18)
  • Hollywood Crazy by MZ Kelly (finished 3/10/18)
  • Blue Baby by Carolyn Arnold (finished 3/23/18)
  • The Grrr-eat Tiger Chase by Alannah Rogers (finished 4/24/18)
  • Sanctuary by Celina Grace (finished 5/8/18)
  • The Curved Blades by Carolyn Wells (6/7/18)
  • The Moonglow Cafe by Deborah Garner (finished 7/2/18)
  • The Good Byline by Jill Orr (finished 7/26/18)
  • Three Silver Doves by Deborah Garner (finished 7/31/18)
  • Murder on Magazine by Julie Smith (finished 8/22/18)
  • A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters (finished 8/26/18)
  • Wasted Justice by Diane Capri (finished 8/28/18)
  • Murder in School by Bruce Beckham (finished 9/8/18)
  • The Sin of the Father by Blake Banner (finished 9/30/18)
  • The Axeman’s Jazz by Julie Smith (finished 10/14/18)
  • Yucatan Dead by D.V. Berkom (finished 10/27/18)
  • It’s Just a Little Crush by Caroline Fardig (finished 11/16/18)
  • Hushabye by Celina Grace (finished 11/20/18)
  • A Blind Eye by Jane Gorman (finished 12/17/18)
  • The Templar’s Cross by J R Tomlin (finished 12/19/18)
  • Fall Guy by Carol Lea Benjamin (finished 12/21/18)
  • Bluegrass Undercover by Kathleen Brooks (12/22/18)
  • Hollywood Forbidden by MZ Kelly (finished 12/30/18)

Speculative Fiction

  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (finished 1/7/18)
  • A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe (finished 1/31/18)
  • Darknight by Christine Pope (finished 2/15/18)
  • Darkmoon by Christine Pope (finished 2/21/18)
  • Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster (finished 3/2/18)
  • Mind of My Mind by Octavia Bulter (finished 4/1/18)
  • Dragon Storm by Lindsay Buroker (finished 4/19/18)
  • Clay’s Ark by Octavia Butler (finished 5/12/18)
  • The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (finished 5/25/18)
  • Golden Heart: A Gaslight Fantasy by Christine Pope (finished 7/4/18)
  • Blades of Magic: Crown Service #1 by Terah Edun (finished 7/16/18)
  • Crosstalk by Connie Willis (finished 7/20/18)
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab (finished 7/30/18)
  • The Fowl Proposal by Lindsay Buroker (finished 9/11/18)
  • Star Born by Andre Norton (finished 9/22/18)
  • Even Witches Get the Blues by J.D. Winters (finished 9/28/30)
  • Transmission by Morgan Rice (finished 10/6/18)
  • City of Gods: Hellenica by Jonathan Maas (finished 11/23/18)
  • Road to Shandara by Ken Lozito (finished 12/3/18)
  • A Canyon Road Christmas by Christine Pope (finished 12/7/18)
  • City of gods II: Horsemen by Jonathan Maas (finished 12/13/18)
  • Bookburners:The Complete Season One by Max Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, Margaret Dunlap, Brian Framcis Slattery (finished 12/27/18)

Other Fiction

  • Death Wind by Travis Heermann and Jim Pinto (finished 1/23/18)
  • Above the Bridge by Deborah Garner (finished 3/26/18)
  • Stand to Horse by Andre Norton (finished 6/11/18)
  • The Mendinandi License by Randall Reneau (finished 7/11/18)
  • Listen to the Child by Elizabeth Howard (finished 10/21/18)

Nonfiction

  • Writing into the Dark: How to Write a Novel without an Outline by Dean Wesley Smith (finished 1/19/18)
  • Waking up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving (finished 2/21/18)
  • Hurting Your Characters: A Writer’s Guide to Describing Injuries and Pain from the Character’s Point of View by Michael J. Carlson (finished 3/20/18)
  • Philosophy by Kevin Perry (finished 4/30/18)
  • Eat, Walk, Write by Boyd Lemon (finished 6/30/18)
  • Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop by Kate Wilhelm (finished 7/8/18)
  • The Resilience Breakthrough: 27 Tools for Turning Adversity into Action by Christian Moore, LCSW, with Brad Anderson and Kristin McQuivey (finished 9/29/18)
  • Please Tell Me I’m on Mute by Romi Brenner (finished 11/7/18)
  • Read My Pins – Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box by Madeleine Albright (finished 12/6/18)