I read it! 2013

1. The Walk by Richard Paul Evans – This was a great book to read at the beginning of the year. I actually picked it up by chance in the free section at local used book store. I started reading it one evening right before bed on a long day and ended up finishing it the next day. It was a quick and easy read.

2. Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin – Loved, loved, loved it.  I didn’t even know I liked political thrillers. I do.

3. World War One (History in an Hour) by Rupert Colley -

4. The Cross and the Shamrock by Hugh Quigley

5. Little Man and Dixon County War by Stan R. Mitchell – The author, Stan Mitchell, is an old high school pal. I usually don’t like westerns, but this was a good read. Check him out.

6. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – Um, yeah, I admit I’m extremely proud of myself for finishing this lovely work of literary art. Yes, the book moved me.  And no, I have no interest in seeing the movie, not because I don’t like the story, but because I’m sure the book is so much better.

7. The Shack by William P. Young – I know, I’m probably the last person on earth to read this.

8. The Watchman by Robert Crais – Since I’ve read just about all of the Harlan Coben Myron Bolitar series of books, I found the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series by Robert Crais. I must enjoy them, because I keep coming back for more.

9. Stay Close by Harlan Coben – and back to my favorite author of 2012. I was not disappointed.

10. Mercy by David Kessler

11. Fugitive by Phillip Margolin – Margolin knows how to write a thriller. I love thrillers. Yep. We’re friends.

12. They Shall See God by Athol Dickson – Loved.this.book.

13. The Last Detective by Robert Crais

14. Taken by Robert Crais – My favorite Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel so far. It’s probably a good read if you have never read the Cole/Pike novels.

15. Edgar Allan Poe:

16. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton I enjoyed the Alphabet Murder Books. I had to read some out of order due to availability at the library and it was no problem.

17. B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton

18. C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton

19. D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton

20. E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton

21. F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton

22. G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton

23. H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton

24. I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton

25. J is for Judgment by Sue Grafton

26. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton

27. L is Lawless by Sue Grafton

28. M is for Malice by Sue Grafton

29. N is for Noose by Sue Grafton

30. O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton

31. P is for Peril by Sue Grafton

32. Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton

33. R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton

34. S is for Silence by Grafton

35. T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton

36. U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

37. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton

38. Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin

39. The Associate by Phillip Margolin

40. Proof Positive by Phillip Margolin

41. Sleeping Beauty by Phillip Margolin – great book

42. Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin

43. Cross by James Patterson

44. The One You Love by Paul Pilkington

45. Identity Lost by Pascal Marco

46. Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson  – This was one of my favorite books I read this year.

47. Cross Country by James Patterson  — Nope, I never want to go to Africa. Yes, I know this book is a work of fiction.

48. Four Blind Mice by James Patterson

49. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson

50. Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson

51. The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson

52. The Love Dare by Alex and Stephen Kendrick

53. Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson

54. I, Alex Cross by James Patterson

55. Kiss the Girls by James Patterson

56. Jack & Jill by James Patterson

57. London Bridges by James Patterson

58. Cross Fire by James Patterson

59. Worst Case by James Patterson

So, I’m making my way through James Patterson’s Alex Cross books, but I am at the mercy of my libraries and what it is in stock on my every 3 week trip. I have skipped around quite a bit, but it hasn’t bothered me. I plan to finish that series, and maybe do the Michael Bennett series in 2014. I am thinking about the Sookie Stackhouse books but I’m not sure yet. So, I’m impressed that I was able to do something I really loved in 2013 – I did much better this year than I did in 2012! I made time, and it was worth it.

I am working on creating my profile on goodreads.com.  I think that will be a better way to keep track.

Happy Reading in 2014!