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2011 Reading List (So Far)

2011 has been a year of minimal writing, but maximum reading. I consider reading to be a part of the learning process. By reading good and bad writing, I'm learning to tell the difference. I've also made a point of reading various genres, going outside my preferred reading choices in order to experience something new. I even made the leap to e-books. Although I prefer the printed word and an actual book in my hand, there are times when an e-book is simply the more practical choice. You can't beat it for traveling as long as you have access to electricity for recharging.

I'm still sending out queries for my novel, MAN OF THE HOUSE, and getting positive responses. Unfortunately, no one has asked to represent it. It's a tough sell in today's market, but I still feel that it's a story that needs to be told.

I'm approximately one-third of the way through my second novel, SPARED PARTS, and I like where it's going. Novels tend to take on lives of their own and this one is taking me to some amazing and unusual places. However, I have stepped away from that manuscript in order to let it marinate. In the interim, I've been working on short stories and flash fiction.

Of the books below, I have to say that DISMANTLED by Jennifer McMahon stands out the most in my memory. That's not to say the others were not good, but that particular book lingers.

Hopefully, you will find something on the list that intrigues you. Let me know what you're reading and your suggestions for my next read.

  1. Ironweed by William Kennedy
  2. Someone to Love by Jude Devereaux
  3. Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
  4. Being Dead by Jim Crace
  5. Killing Time by Caleb Carr
  6. Chapters And Verse by Joel Barr
  7. The Golden Wind by Ann Anderson
  8. North & South by John Jakes
  9. Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon
  10. Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon
  11. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
  12. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  13. Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
  14. The Last Child by John Hart
  15. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
  16. My Tiki Girl by Jennifer McMahon
  17. Dejá  Dead by Kathy Reichs
  18. A Gracious Plenty by Sheri Reynolds
  19. The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah
  20. The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah
  21. Chinese Calligraphy by Joshua Hough
  22. Look At the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut
  23. The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas by Davy Tothbart
  24. Patchwork Karen Osborn
  25. The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern
  26. Afterlife by Rhian Ellis
  27. Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart
  28. ‘Night, Mother by Marsha Norman
  29. The Ministry of Pain by Dubravka Ugresic
  30. The Hundred & Ninety-Nine Steps by Michel Faber
  31. La Mano de Fátima by Idelfonso Falcones
  32. The Christmas Pig by Kinky Friedman
  33. The Séance by John Harwood
  34. Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
  35. Imager by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
  36. Dere Mable by E. Streeter
  37. Breath and Bones by Susann Cokal
  38. Captivity by Deborah Noyes
  39. Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
  40. Panopticon by David Bajo
  41. Rain Village by Carolyn Turgeon
  42. Small Acts of Sex and Electricity by Lise Haines
  43. Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same by Mattox Roesch
  44. Stranger Here Below by Joyce Hinnefeld
  45. The Distance Between Us by Masha Hamilton
  46. The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood
  47. The Evolution of Shadows by Jason Quinn Malott
  48. The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters by Timothy Schaffert
  49. ADHD Eddie Intergalactic Ladies Man! The Demented Diary of an ADHD Kid by Tom Quinn


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