Category Archives: 2011 Reading List

Books I read in 2011

11/22/63: A Novel By Stephen King

I have read Stephen King since ‘Salem’s Lot in 1978 (I had to backtrack for Carrie),  so saying I am a fan is an understatement.  His latest novel, 11/22/63, held my interest to the same degree as his first novel.  … Continue reading

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Abarat by Clive Barker

I have had Clive Barker’s Abarat series on my To Read list for the longest time but for one reason or another, never got around to starting it.  While it is probably blasphemous to read it on the Kindle rather than … Continue reading

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The City & The City by China Mieville

  Thank goodness for another highly creative, thought-provoking, fascinating, and infinitely readable novel by China Mieville. This is first and foremost a murder mystery.  But it is the setting, two cities, Besźe and Ul Qoma, co-existing in the same geographical … Continue reading

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Play With Fire and Blood Will Tell by Dana Stabenow

         Since they recently came out on Kindle, I’ve been buying and re-reading the earlier Kate Shugak novels by Dana Stabenow, one of my favorite writers. Play with Fire is a rather disturbing mixture of mushrooms, fire, and fanaticism.  This was the … Continue reading

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Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow

Once I began reading this novel I could not put it down.  Ki Longfellow writes extremely well and the haunting tone with which the protagonist tells her story remained with me long after I finally finished.  A ghost story?  A … Continue reading

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Cybill Disobedience by Cybill Shepherd

Every now and then I read an autobiography.  Cybill Shepherd’s version of her life came out on Kindle as a freebie and what the heck, I loved Moonlighting and always thought she was an amazing woman for more then just … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Heart by Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates takes creepy to a whole new level in this unsettling collection of short stories.   Oates is an intelligent, concise, and horrifying wordsmith and storyteller.  These stories left me with some intense emotional reactions which stayed with me … Continue reading

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