Monday, March 6, 2017



The Couple Next Door
by Shari Lapena

Behind Closed Doors
by B. A. Paris


The Mysterious Affair at Styles
by Agatha Christie

The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie


The Perfect Summer
by Juliet Nicolson

Sunday, January 17, 2016

2016: Books Read - 14


Hallowe'en Party
by Agatha Christie

Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes:  Masters and Servants in the Golden Age
by Michael Paterson

The Road Home:  The Aftermath of the Great War Told by the Men and Women Who Survived It
by Max Arthur 


Kate: the Making of a Princess
by Claudia Joseph 

The St. Zita Society
by Ruth Rendell


The Odyssey
by Gillian Cross and Neil Packer

Macbeth: For Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun)
by Lois Burdett

Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India
by Margaret MacMillan


The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins

I Remember Nothing
by Nora Ephron


Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
by David Sedaris

Rogue Lawyer
by John Grisham

The Silent Wife
by A. S. A. Harrison


The Woman in Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware

Friday, January 9, 2015

2015: Books Read - 20


At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream
by Wade Rouse

Rurally Screwed
by Jessie Knadler


I Remember You
by Yrsa Sigurd


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
by Marie Kondo

Born to be King
by Catherine Mayer


Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
by Barbara Leaming

Better Than Before:  Mastering the Habits of our Everyday Lives
by Gretchen Rubin




Way More Than Luck:  Commencement Speeches
Various Authors

The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion


I'll Have What She's Having
by Rebecca Harrington

Some Other Town
by Elizabeth Collison

The Primates of Park Avenue
by Wednesday Martin


In a Dark, Dark Wood
by Ruth Ware

The Luckiest Girl Alive
by Jessica Knoll

Open Grave
by Kjell Eriksson




Year of No Sugar
by Eve O. Schaub

The Year Without a Purchase
by Scott Dannemiller

Murder House
by James Patterson and David Ellis

The Immortal Nicholas
by Glenn Beck

45 Pounds, More or Less
by K. A. Barson

Sunday, January 19, 2014

2014: Book Read - 34


Murder Most Maine
by Karen MacInerney

How the Light Gets In
by Louise Penny 


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan

Bellman & Black
by Diane Setterfield 

The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield 

Almost Pioneers
by Laura Gibson Smith

These Few Precious Days:  The Final Year of Jack with Jackie
by Christopher Andersen 


Early Decision
by Lacy Crawford 


The Devil in the Junior League
by Linda Francis Lee 

Walden on Wheels
by Ken Ilgunas 

10% Happier
by Dan Harris 


Leave it to Psmith
by  P. G. Wodehouse


The Code of the Woosters
by P. G. Wodehouse

A Rule Against Murder
by Louise Penny


Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Farmer Boy
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

On the Banks of Plum Creek
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

By the Shores of Silver Lake
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Long Winter
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little Town on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

These Happy Golden Years
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The First Four Years
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

On the Way Home
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder:  A Biography
by William Anderson


The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain

A Moveable Feast
by Ernest Hemingway

The Real Thing
by Rosamond du Jardin


Prince Harry:  Brother, Soldier, Son
by Penny Junor


The Circular Staircase
by Mary Roberts Rinehart  

Not That Kind of Girl
by Lena Dunham


So We Read On:  How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why it Endures
by Maureen Corrigan    

The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Fantastic Mr. Fox
by Roald Dahl  


Sunday, January 27, 2013

2013: Books Read - 19


A Fatal Winter
by G. M. Malliet

The Racketeer
by John Grisham

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn 


Pure Nostalgia: Memories of Early Iowa
by Carl Hamilton 

Cabin:  Two Brothers, a Dream, and Five Acres in Maine
by Lou Ureneck 


by Cheryl Strayed 

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
by Ayana Mathis

Marie Antoinette:  The Journey
by Antonia Fraser


Apron Anxiety:  My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen
Alyssa Shelasky


Population 485:  Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
by Michael Perry

The Dark-Thirty
by Patricia McKissack

The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook
by Fred Bronson

by Dan Brown


My Man Jeeves
by P. G. Wodehouse


I'm With Fatty:  Losing Fifty Pounds in Fifty Miserable Weeks
by Edward Ugel

Confessions of a Carb Queen
by Susan Blech


A Short Autobiography
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway


The Good Life Lab:  Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living
by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne

Mrs. Kennedy and Me
by Clint Hill

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012: Books Read - 41


Daisy, Daisy: A Journey Across America on a Bicycle
by Christian Miller

A Childhood in Scotland
by Christian Miller

The Bucolic Plague
by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Candy Stripers
by Lee Wyndham

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
by Julie Powell

The Wilder Life:  My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
by Wendy McClure

Lost Horizon
by James Hilton

The Help
by Kathryn Stockett


Ghost Story
by Peter Straub

The Royals
by Kitty Kelley

The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion

As Always, Julia:  The Letters of Julia Child & Avis DeVoto
Edited by Joan Reardon


The Broker
by John Grisham

The Appeal
by John Grisham


Pioneer Children on the Journey West
by Emmy E. Werner

The Best of Friends
by Mariana Pasternak

Eight Women, Two Model T's, and the American West
by Joanne Wilke

To Marry an English Lord
by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

The Sixes
by Kate White


It Ain't All About the Cookin'
by Paula Deen

Being Martha:  The Inside Story of Martha Stewart and her Amazing Life
by Lloyd Allen

Twenties Girl
by Sophie Kinsella


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J. K. Rowling

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
by Caroline Preston


Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips
by Kris Carr


The World of Downton Abbey
by Jessica Fellowes

So Pretty It Hurts
by Kate White

Dead Level
by Sarah Graves


Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey:  The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
by The Countess of Carnarvon

The Litigators
by John Grisham

by Stephenie Meyer

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
by Mary Downing Hahn

Top of the Rock:  Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
by Warren Littlefield and T. R. Pearson


We Wanted to be Writers:  Life, Love and Literature at the Iowa Writers' Workshop
by Eric Olsen and Glenn Schaeffer

Life Among the Dead
by Lisa Williams

Who Could That Be at This Hour?
by Lemony Snicket


The Beautiful Mystery
by Louise Penny

Almost Amish
by Nancy Sleeth

Upstairs and Downstairs:  The Illustrated Guide to the Real World of Downton Abbey
by Sarah Warwick

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011: Books Read - 36


The Lost Symbol
by Dan Brown

The Lost Girls: Three Friends, Four Continents, One Unconventional Detour Around the World
by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, and Amanda Pressner

Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography
by Susan Cheevers

William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls
by Katie Nicholl


William & Kate: A Royal Love Story
by James Clench

The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
by Hakan Nesser

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
by Chelsea Handler

Oprah: A Biography
by Kitty Kelley

1939: The Last Season of Peace
by Angela Lambert

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King


1939: The Last Season
by Anne de Courcy

Debs at War: How Wartime Changed Their Lives, 1939-1945
by Anne de Courcy

Last Curtsey: The End of the Debutantes
by Fiona MacCarthy

Where the Boys Are
by Glendon Swarthout

Funny Farm: A Sweeping Epic of the Sticks
by Jay Cronley


My Love Affair with the State of Maine
by Scotty Mackenzie, with Ruth Goode


The Firm
by John Grisham

by Kate White

The Day Diana Died
by Christopher Andersen

The Pale Horse
by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Mr. Quin
by Agatha Christie

The Associate
by John Grisham


The Last Juror
by John Grisham


The Snowman
by Jo Nesbo


The Making of a Royal Romance
by Katie Nicholl

Love, Lust and Faking It
by Jenny McCarthy

The Summons
by John Grisham

Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
by Chelsea Handler

The Brethren
by John Grisham


The Pelican Brief
by John Grisham

The King of Torts
by John Grisham


The Troubled Man
by Henning Mankell

by Jo Nesbo

The Inspector and Silence
by Hakan Nesser

Wicked Autumn
by G. M. Malliet

The Bucolic Plague
by Josh Kilmer-Purcell