Books I read in 2015

This year I am going to pretty much follow the setup I used last year, categorizing my reading as fiction, nonfiction, or short fiction.  If I suddenly start reading another type of literature, I will add  that to the list.


  1. Freedom Summer by Bruce W. Watson (finished 1/18/15)
  2. #Houston70: The Miracle Journey of Apollo 13 by Phillip Gibson (finished 2/28/15)
  3. Off The Grid Living- How To Raise Chickens, Survive Without Power, and Live Off The Grid by Ben Night (finished 3/17/15)
  4. The Technique of the Mystery Story by Carolyn Wells (finished 3/29/15)
  5. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, Vol. 1 by Lafcadio Hearn (finished 4/19/15)
  6. I, Bipolar by D.S. Black (finished 5/18/15)
  7. The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Miyamoto (finished 5/28/15)
  8. When It Was Great by Jim Sinay and Wid Bastian (finished 6/16/15)
  9. Roller Coasters, Flumes, and Flying Saucers by Robert R. Reynolds (finished 7/17/15)
  10. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, Vol. 2 by Lafcadio Hearn (finished 8/16/15)
  11. Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary by Alberto Granado (finished 9/7/15)
  12. Dispatches from a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas (finished 9/8/15)
  13. The Martial Apprentice by Roy Dean (finished 10/17/15)
  14. Surviving Camp Inca: A Life Changing Prison Experience by Julienne Burleson (finished 11/15/15)
  15. Brewing Fine Fiction edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and Pati Nagle (finished 11/21/15)
  16. Writing Fight Scenes by Marie Brennan (finished 11/22/15)
  17. The Pursuit of Perfection by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (finished 11/24/15)
  18. Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing by Dean Wesley Smith (finished 12/16/15)


  1. Uncommon Grounds by Sandra Blazon (finished 1/2/15)
  2. Romance & Revenge by Laina Turner (finished 1/3/15)
  3. A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl (finished 1/16/15)
  4. St. Valentine’s Day Cookie Massacre by Elisabeth Crabtree (finished 1/18/15)
  5. He Needed Killing Too by Bill Fitts (finished 1/24/15)
  6. Calamity by Bob B. Bernstein (finished 2/1/15)
  7. Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs (finished 2/2/15)
  8. Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M. Louisa Locke (finished 2/15/15)
  9. Double Ugly by Jim Murray (finished 2/28/15)
  10. Graveyard Shift by Angela Roquet (finished 3/2/15)
  11. Walking with Ducks by Martin A. Nalitz Jr. (finished 3/14/15)
  12. A Touch of Ice by L.j. Charles (finished 3/28/15)
  13. The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner (finished 3/29/15)
  14. Paint Me Gone by Molly Greene (finished 3/30/15)
  15. Worse Than Being Alone by Patricia M. Clark (finished 3/31/15)
  16. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox (finished 4/2/15)
  17. Death of a Dapper Snowman by Angela Pepper (finished 4/4/15)
  18. The Lanvin Murders by Angela M. Sanders (finished 4/14/15)
  19. The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells (finished 4/16/15)
  20. Just Add Trouble by Jinx Schwartz (finished 4/24/15)
  21. Death Runs in the Family by Heather Haven (finished 4/27/15)
  22. Give the Dog a Bone by Leslie O’Kane (finished 5/23/15)
  23. Murder on the Page by Kennedy Chase (finished 5/24/15)
  24. Out of the Past by Renée Pawlish (finished 5/25/15)
  25. Cuernavaca by Richard Perhacs (finished 5/29/15)
  26. Death by Betrayal by Jaden Skye (finished 5/30/15)
  27. Bound Bayou by David Cranford (finished 5/31/15)
  28. Death by Request by Jaden Skye (finished 6/2/15)
  29. Louisiana Hotshot by Julie Smith (finished 6/5/15)
  30. Leave No Stone Unturned by Julie Glidewell (finished 6/6/15)
  31. Dead Wrong by Leighann Dobbs (finished 6/7/15)
  32. You Know Who I Am by Diane Patterson (finished 6/9/15)
  33. Don’t Be a Stranger by A.R. Winters (finished 6/12/15)
  34. The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen by N. L. Wilson (finished 6/14/15)
  35. Deadly Stillwater by Roger Stelljes (finished 6/15/15)
  36. Castle Cay by Lee Hanson (finished 6/26/15)
  37. Agents of Change by Guy Harrison (finished 6/28/15)
  38. Closure by Randall Wood (finished 7/5/15)
  39. Ivory Tower Cop by George Kirkham and Leonard Territo (finished 7/9/15)
  40. The Kindness of Strangers by Julie Smith (finished 7/11/15)
  41. Death By A HoneyBee by Abigail Keam (finished 7/13/15)
  42. Cause of Death by Renee Benzaim (finished 7/21/15)
  43. At Their Own Game by Frank Zafiro (finished 7/23/15)
  44. Blood Land by R.S. Guthrie (finished 7/27/15)
  45. Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina (finished 7/31/15)
  46. Found Innocent by Carolyn Arnold (finished 8/15/15)
  47. 15 Minutes: A Time Travel Suspense Thriller by Jill Cooper (finished 8/21/15)
  48. Unleashed by Emily Kimelman (finished 8/23/15)
  49. OMEGA Exile by Stephen Arseneault (finished 8/30/15)
  50. Crushed by Barbara Ellen Brink (finished 8/31/15)
  51. Aspen Allegations by Lisa Shea (finished 9/4/15)
  52. Murder Under Construction by Maddie Cochere (finished 9/7/15)
  53. Death by Honeymoon by Jaden Skye (finished 9/11/15)
  54. Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson (finished 9/12/15)
  55. An Accidental Death by Peter Grainger (finished 9/17/15)
  56. Ties That Bind by Carolyn Arnold (finished 9/18/15)
  57. Balanced on the Blade’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker (finished 9/20/15)
  58. Farewell, My Deuce by Renée Pawlish (finished 9/21/15)
  59. The Red Ribbon by Rachel B. Ledge (finished 9/23/15)
  60. The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan (finished 9/24/15)
  61. Ice on the Grapevine by R.E. Donald (finished 9/26/15)
  62. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice (finished 9/28/19)
  63. A March of Kings by Morgan Rice (finished 10/1/15)
  64. Ruby Silver by Randall Reneau (finished 10/3/15)
  65. Money Land by R.S. Guthrie (finished 10/11/15)
  66. Under a Raging Moon by Frank Zafiro (finished 10/15/15)
  67. Enter the Janitor by Josh Vogt (finished 10/22/15)
  68. True Life Adventure by Julie Smith (finished 10/23/15)
  69. A Fate of Dragons by Morgan Rice (finished 10/31/15)
  70. A Cry of Honor by Morgan Rice (finished 11/2/15)
  71. Deadly Proof by M. Louisa Locke (finished 11/6/15)
  72. A Vow of Glory by Morgan Rice (finished 11/9/15)
  73. A Charge of Valor by Morgan Rice (finished 11/17/15)
  74. Love, Laughter and Murder Ever After by Jeanine Spooner (finished 11/18/15)
  75. The Master of the World by Jules Verne (finished 11/19/15)
  76. Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott (finished 11/23/15
  77. A Rite of Swords by Morgan Rice (finished 11/28/15)
  78. The Enemy We Know by Donna White Glaser (finished 11/30/15)
  79. Working Stiff by Kevin J. Anderson (finished 12/5/15)
  80. Deadly Games by Lindsay Buroker (finished 12/10/15)
  81. A Dangerous Road by Kris Nelscott (finished 12/14/15)
  82. Huckleberry Fiend by Julie Smith (finished 12/15/15)
  83. The Dante Connection by Estelle Ryan (finished 12/18/15)
  84. Queen of Starlight by Jessa Slade (finished 12/19/15)
  85. A Grant of Arms by Morgan Rice (finished 12/25/15)
  86. A Sky of Spells by Morgan Rice (finished 12/27/15)
  87. Slow Curve on the Coquihalla by R.E. Donald (finished 12/28/15)
  88. A Cutthroat Business by Jenna Bennett (finished 12/29/15)

Short Fiction

  1. “The Variable Man” by Philip K. Dick (finished 1/28/15)
  2. “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (finished 1/31/15)
  3. “The Red-Headed League” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (finished 1/31/15)
  4. “2br02b” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (finished 2/1/15)
  5. “The Man with the Twisted Lip” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (finished 2/14/15)
  6. “The Adventure of the Crooked Man” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (finished 2/15/15)
  7. “The Mystery of the Solitary Cyclist” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (finished 2/21/15)
  8. “All Cats Are Gray” by Andre Norton (finished 2/21/15)
  9. “The Gallery”  by Rog Phillips (finished 2/22/15)
  10. “Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong” by M. Louisa Locke (finished 2/25/15)
  11. “The Sargaso of Space” by Edmond Hamilton (finished 3/20/15)
  12. “The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allan Poe (finished 3/23/15)
  13. “Rashoumon” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (finished 4/2/15)
  14. Detective: The European Quest to Find a Murderer by Johnny Scotland (finished 5/25/15)
  15. Run Girl by Eva Hudson (finished 6/3/15)
  16. John Carter and the Giant of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (finished 6/9/15)
  17. “In a Grove” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (finished 6/16/16)
  18. Treasure of the High Sierra: Dead Man’s Gold by Mark Stephen Taylor (finished 7/19/15)
  19. Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles by Edward A Grainger (finished 7/26/15)
  20. Justice Calling by Annie Bellet (finished 8/5/15)
  21. “Solstice Day Gifts” by Lindsay Buroker (finished 8/24/15)
  22. Sleep Walking Now and Then by Richard Bowes (finished 8/30/15)
  23. “Daddy’s World ” by Walter Jon Williams (finished 9/7/15)
  24. “Clockwork Lives: The Bookseller’s Tale” by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart (finished 9/12/15)
  25. “I, Robot” by Cory Doctorow (finished 9/17/15)
  26. “In the Year 2889” by Jules Verne (finished 9/27/15)
  27. “The Crystal Crypt” by Philip K. Dick (finished 10/24/15)
  28. Botchan by Natsume Soseki (finished 10/29/15)
  29. “Stage Door — A Cue to Kill” by Lilian Watts (finished 11/7/15)
  30. “The Disintegration Machine” by Arthur Conan Doyle (finished 11/18/15)
  31. “The Machine Stops” by E.M. Forster (finished 12/18/15)


  1. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katherine Green (finished 2/1/15)
  2. Boston Blackie by Jack Boyle (finished 2/14/15)
  3. The Man Who Fell through the Earth by Carolyn Wells (finished 2/26/15)
  4. Trees of Pride by G.K. Chesterton (finished 3/1/15)
  5. Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (finished 3/20/15)
  6. The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (finished 4/5/15)
  7. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (finished 4/10/15)
  8. Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (finished 4/24/15)
  9. The Big Time by Fritz Leiber (finished 5/3/15)
  10. The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley (finished 5/7/15)
  11. The City at World’s End by Edmond Hamilton (finished 5/10/15)
  12. The Defiant Agents by Andre Norton (finished 5/19/15)
  13. The Efficiency Expert by Edgar Rice Burroughs (finished 5/27/15)
  14. The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs (finished 6/28/15)
  15. Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (finished 7/15/15)
  16. Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott (finished 7/26/15)
  17. Countdown by Kurt Becker, SJ (finished 8/4/15)
  18. The Ball and the Cross by GK Chesterton (finished 9/3/15)
  19. Key Out of Time by Andre Norton (finished 9/21/15)
  20. Armageddon 2419 A.D. by Philip Francis Nowlan (finished 9/29/15)
  21. The Dueling Machine by Ben Bova & Myron R. Lewis (finished 10/9/15)
  22. Plague Ship by Andre Norton (finished 10/23/15)
  23. The Airlords of Han by Philip Francis Nowlan (finished 11/1/15)
  24. People of the Crater by Andre Norton (finished 11/9/15)
  25. The Galaxy Primes by E.E. “Doc” Smith (finished 11/26/15)
  26. Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn (finished 12/7/15)

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