Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Reading List for 2011

Patrick and I decided that we would develop a list of 100 books for both of us to read in the next year so that we can discuss them as we go. We took turns nominating books and tried to avoid ones that we had read already or seen the movie. We also agreed that I can listen to them on audio so that I can incorporate books with my knitting time. Some will be read in hard copy and some on our ereaders. I do have to note that when we talked about this, it didn't occur to us to do the math that it works out to 2 books a week. Yikes. So...this might end up being a two or three year goal. :) Here is our list. Thanks to our FB friends who also nominated a fair number of the books. Oh...we stayed mostly with mysteries.

  1. The Alienist by Caleb Carr (Gina’s read)
  2. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John LeCarre
  3. Moonlight Mile by Dennis LeHane (Gina has)
  4. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  5. The Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O’Toole (Hardcopy)
  6. Roseanna by Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall
  7. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (Gina has and has read)
  8. The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (Patrick has)
  9. Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon (Hardcopy)
  10. Our Man in Havana by Graham Green
  11. Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
  12. The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesteron (Project Gutenberg)
  13. "A" Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
  14. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (Project Gutenberg)
  15. Secret History by Donna Tartt (Hardcopy)
  16. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad (Project Gutenberg)
  17. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
  18. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
  19. Cathedral by Nelson DeMille
  20. Ratking by Michael Dibkin
  21. The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie (Gina has)
  22. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Patrick has)
  23. The Peril at End House by Agatha Christie (Gina has)
  24. Cover Her Face by P.D. James (Hardcopy)
  25. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
  26. Don’t Look Back by Karin Fossum
  27. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (Hardcopy)
 Please feel free to send me any nominations you have to round us up to the 100! Anybody want to join along? :)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. I liked them both. I am going to read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest next. --Lori L.

Lori said...

I've read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. I liked both--the second one even better than the first. I'm getting ready to read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.