Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Books Read in 2020

Cumulative Reading List

Here's where I'll be tracking my reading in 2020.

My reading goal for last year was 40 books, and I very nearly made it. I'd love to up the number to 50, but guess I really should try to be realistic; so I'm sticking with 40 again for this year.

1. Bitter End (The First Nero Wolfe Novella). Rex Stout (1940; fiction / mystery; 90 pages; e-book)
2. In the Last Analysis (Kate Fansler #1). Amanda Cross (1964; fiction / mystery; 217 pages)
3. The Circus. Jonas Karlsson (2020; fiction; ARC; 192 pages)
4. Unexplained Laughter. Alice Thomas Ellis (1985; fiction; 202 pages)

5. Ramona and Her Father (Ramona Quimby #4). Beverly Cleary; illus. by Jacqueline Rogers (1977; children's fiction; 192 pages)
6. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Judith Viorst; illus. by Ray Cruz (1972; children's fiction / children's picture book; 32 pages)
7. The Light After the War. Anita Abriel (2020; historical fiction; ARC; 320 pages )
8. Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs. John Bloom, Jim Atkinson (1984; nonfiction / true crime; 330 pages)
9. The Illness Lesson. Clare Beams (2020; historical fiction; 288 pages)
10. You're Only Old Once! A Book for Obsolete Children. Dr. Seuss (1986; fiction / picture book for adults; 42 pages)

11. Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars (Miss Pickerell #1). Ellen MacGregor; illus. by Paul Galdone (1951; children's fiction / sci-fi fantasy; 94 pages)
12. The Silent Speaker (Nero Wolfe #11). Rex Stout (1946; fiction / mystery; 289 pages)
13.  Big Summer. Jennifer Weiner (2020; women's fiction / mystery; 352 pages)
14. A Fragment of Fear. John Bingham (1965; fiction / mystery-suspense; 176 pages)
15. The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster. Cary Fagan (2019; children's fiction / young adult; 188 pages)
16. The Haunted Lady (A Hilda Adams/"Miss Pinkerton" Mystery). Mary Roberts Rinehart (1942; fiction / mystery; 241 pages)

Didn't finish any books in April.

17. Murder, She Wrote: Gin & Daggers (Murder, She Wrote #01). "Jessica Fletcher" and Donald Bain (1989; fiction / mystery; 276 pages)
18. Goops and How to Be Them. Gelett Burgess (1900; children's lit; 96 pages)
19. Where There's a Will (Nero Wolfe #8). Rex Stout (1940; fiction / mystery; 255 pages)
20. Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1). Louise Penny (2005; fiction / mystery; 321 pages)

21. Access Point. Tom Gabbay (2020; fiction / sci-fi / mystery; 207 pages)
22. The List of Things That Will Not Change. Rebecca Stead (reading now)

Possible Reading in June:
The Man Who Died Laughing (Stewart Hoag Mysteries #1). David Handler (1988; 213 pages; reading now - for Calendar of Crime Reading Challenge)
The King's Justice. Susan Elia MacNeal (Library Thing Early Reviewer book)
The Jane Austen Society. Natalie Jenner (GoodReads Giveaway win)
Miss Austen. Gill Hornby (GoodReads Giveaway win)


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