Fear in Writing: Our Book List

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Our Book List

As usual, I was blown away by the response to yesterday's post.  I am always grateful when people take the time to respond to what I write.  But you all must love reading as much as I do, because look at the list we compiled together!  Here it is, in order of comment:

The Circle of Friends Series by L. Diane Wolfe (guest blogging on SouthernCityMysteries Jan.28th)
Immortal by P.C. Cast
The First Thirty Seconds by Stephen M. Armstrong
The Grammar Devotional by Mignon Fogarty
Glass Houses in the Morganville Vampire series

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (twice)
Our Kind by Kate Walbert
What They Wanted by Donna Morrissey
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
Qucksilver by Neal Stephenson
Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Galore by Michael Crummey
Write For Your Lives by Joseph Sestito
Faces of the Gone
The Help
The Bone Chamber by Robin Burcell (on Thoughts in Progress this Thursday)
Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Sommerset
Saint--With Red Hands by Yseult Bridges
Echo Park by Michael Connely
Columbine by David Cullen
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
The Alchemist
The Tropic of Cancer
fantasy by Morgan Howell.
Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan by Jake Adelstein
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
Barley Patch by Gerald Murnane
The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

This doesn't take into account the books I listed in the original post.  We cover mysteries, romance, nonfiction, classics, fantasy and beyond!  Go us!  Though this blog is mostly about writing (and mostly about mysteries), I am always looking for a good book and always interested in what you are reading.  Please feel free to share at any time!  Happy reading!

(For a great gift for readers/project to do with children, check out today's post at Do Beautiful Things.)
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  1. I'm always amazed that busy and active writers read so much. It must be me; I have a stack of books I *hope* to read one day. I'm just not a very good time-manager. I plod. Sigh. Hats off to those who work in all their tasks.

    Best Wishes Galen.
    Imagineering Fiction Blog

  2. That's quite a list you got there. It kinda saddens me though. My "to read" list its growing too fast. I'm not able to keep up.

  3. It was a group effort, Karen!

    Galen- But you are turning out writing! I, sadly, am not.

    Jm- Ditto what I just said, and there is always time for reading!

  4. Thanks for compiling this list, Michele; what an assortment of riches! More books for me to discover...which is always good news if I could just find more hours in the day!

    Selfishly, I'm hoping by this time next year, everyone will be reading a mystery entitled SPY MY SHADOW. Guess I should get my butt in gear for that to be possible!


  5. That's a whole lotta readin'!
    And looking forward to guesting on your blog.

  6. I just love book lists. Too bad there's too many of them for me to read. I need more hours in the day or to be independently wealthy.

  7. Wow, this is one serious list! Excellent! Although I don't know if I can squeeze any more into my reading list. Perhaps if I cut an hour out of my 6 hour sleep cycle? Hmmm...jut maybe, I might.

  8. Sorry I missed this! I'm reading The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb at the moment.

  9. Elspeth- I'll be one reading that! And I hope you'll include me on your blog tour.

    Diane- I won't make it through it all, but maybe someone will take on the challenge?

    Stephanie- I'm with you. You take more hours and I'll take independently wealthy! :P

    Carol- Cutting sleep is always a good idea, right?

    Alex- Interesting! I'll add it to the list!

    Jemi- DAUNTING list.

  10. What a great list! You've given me some new ones for my TBR list. :)

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