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The Most Subjective Book List Ever

Book lists are kind of stupid, right? Those "100 Best Books of All Time or Maybe Just the 20th Century That You've Got To Read Before You Die" type things. Totally subjective. Who's to say that your best books would be my best books? And who are you to tell me what to do before I die, anyway?

But still, against all reason, the lists have a sort of allure. We want to rate ourselves against them, even though we know it's meaningless. "I've read 62 out of the 100 best novels of all time!" one might proclaim in the stillness of one's home. Or, "Only 17 books to go before I can die well-read!"

So, I decided to create my own wholly subjective list, which makes no claims whatever about the value of the titles included on it or about whether you should go to your grave having read them. In fact, don't read them! See if I care! But if you have read any of them, and you're wondering if our tastes agree, click the "review" link after the book's title to see what I thought about it. know you want to. How many have you read?


The Most Subjective Book List Ever

The 551 Good, Bad, and Adequate Books That I Read
Between May 28, 2003, and April 11, 2011.


  1. Abrahams, Peter: Delusion (review)
  2. Abrahamson, Eric; Freedman, David H.: A Perfect Mess (review)
  3. Aczel, Amir: The Riddle of the Compass (review)
  4. Adler, Elizabeth: Meet Me in Venice (review)
  5. Aiken, Joan: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (review)
  6. Alda, Alan, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself (review)
  7. Alda, Alan: Never Have Your Dog Stuffed (review)
  8. Alexander, Tasha: And Only to Deceive (review)
  9. Allison, Peter: Whatever You Do, Don't Run (review)
  10. Almond, Steve: Candy Freak (review)
  11. Ambrose, David: Superstition (review)
  12. Ambrose, David: The Discrete Charm of Charlie Monk (review)
  13. Archer, Jeffrey: A Twist in the Tale (review)
  14. Archer, Jeffrey: False Impression (review)
  15. Ariely, Dan: Predictably Irrational (review)
  16. Asensi, Matilde: The Last Cato (review)
  17. Attenberg, Jami: The Kept Man (review)
  18. Auslander, Shalom: Foreskin's Lament (review)
  19. Auster, Paul: Man in the Dark (review)
  20. Auster, Paul: Oracle Night (review)
  21. Auster, Paul: Travels in the Scriptorium (review)
  22. Baantjer, A.C.: DeKok and the Dead Harlequin (review)
  23. Baantjer, A.C.: DeKok and the Mask of Death (review)
  24. Baldacci, David: The Collectors (review)
  25. Balliett, Blue: Chasing Vermeer (review)
  26. Barclay, Linwood: Bad Guys (review)
  27. Barclay, Linwood: Bad Move (review)
  28. Barclay, Linwood: Fear the Worst (review)
  29. Barclay, Linwood: Lone Wolf (review)
  30. Barclay, Linwood: Never Look Away (review)
  31. Barclay, Linwood: No Time For Goodbye (review)
  32. Barclay, Linwood: Stone Rain (review)
  33. Barnard, Robert: Death of a Mystery Writer (review)
  34. Barnard, Robert: The Mistress of Alderly (review)
  35. Barnes, Linda: Deep Pockets (review)
  36. Bartlett, Allison Hoover: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much (review)
  37. Baty, Chris: No Plot? No Problem (review)
  38. Bauby, Jean-Dominique: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (review)
  39. Baum, L. Frank: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (review)
  40. Baxter, John: A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict (review)
  41. Beaton, M.C.: Death of a Gentle Lady (review)
  42. Benedict, Elizabeth: The Practice of Deceit (review)
  43. Berenbaum, May R.: Buzzwords (review)
  44. Berenson, Alex: The Silent Man (review)
  45. Bete, Tim: Guide to Pirate Parenting (review)
  46. Bete, Tim: In the Beginning...There Were No Diapers (review)
  47. Bibeau, Paul: Sundays with Vlad (review)
  48. Biddle, Cordelia Frances: Deception's Daughter (review)
  49. Billows, Richard A.: Marathon (review)
  50. Birkenhead, Peter: Gonville (review)
  51. Blachman, Jeremy: Anonymous Lawyer (review)
  52. Black, Benjamin: Christine Falls (review)
  53. Black, Benjamin: Elegy for April (review)
  54. Black, Benjamin: The Silver Swan (review)
  55. Blanc, Nero: Anatomy of a Crossword (review)
  56. Blanc, Nero: Another Word for Murder (review)
  57. Blanc, Nero: The Crossword Connection (review)
  58. Blanc, Nero: The Crossword Murder (review)
  59. Blits, Stan: Come On Down! (review)
  60. Blunt, Giles: By the Time You Read This (review)
  61. Bosch, Pseudonymous: The Name of This Book is Secret (review)
  62. Botha, Ted: Mongo: Adventures in Trash (review)
  63. Boyd, William: Ordinary Thunderstorms (review)
  64. Brokaw, Charles: The Lucifer Code (review)
  65. Brown, Dan: Angels & Demons (review)
  66. Brown, Dan: Deception Point (review)
  67. Brown, Dan: Digital Fortress (review)
  68. Brown, Dan: The DaVinci Code (review)
  69. Brown, Dan: The Lost Symbol (review)
  70. Bruce, Alison: Cambridge Blue (review)
  71. Buchanan, Andrea J. (ed.): It's a Boy (review)
  72. Buckley, Julia: The Dark Backward (review)
  73. Burke, Alafair: Close Case (review)
  74. Burke, Alafair: Dead Connection (review)
  75. Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes (review)
  76. Buzzelli, Elizabeth Kane: Dead Dancing Women (review)
  77. Cain, Chelsea: Confessions of a Teen Sleuth (review)
  78. Caldwell, Ian; Thomason, Dustin: The Rule of Four (review)
  79. Caldwell, Laura: Look Closely (review)
  80. Caldwell, Laura: The Good Liar (review)
  81. Cameron, Bill: Lost Dog (review)
  82. Campbell, James: The Final Frontiersman (review)
  83. Capote, Truman: Breakfast at Tiffany's (review)
  84. Carey, Peter: My Life as a Fake (review)
  85. Carrere, Emmanuel: The Adversary (review)
  86. Caudron, Shari: Who Are You People? (review)
  87. Cheney, Annie: Body Brokers (review)
  88. Chevalier, Tracy: Girl with a Pearl Earring (review)
  89. Church, James: A Corpse in the Koryo (review)
  90. Clayton, Paul: Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam (review)
  91. Cockey, Tim: Hearse of a Different Color (review)
  92. Cohen, Paula Marantz: Jane Austen in Boca (review)
  93. Collins, James: Beginner's Greek (review)
  94. Collins, Paul: Sixpence House (review)
  95. Collins, Suzanne: Catching Fire (review)
  96. Collins, Suzanne: Mockingjay (review)
  97. Collins, Suzanne: The Hunger Games (review)
  98. Collinsworth, Eden: It Might Have Been What He Said (review)
  99. Colt, Jennifer: The Butcher of Beverly Hills (review)
  100. Copeman, Nick: King Nicholas and the Copeman Empire (review)
  101. Corwin, Tom: Mr. Fooster Traveling on a Whim (review)
  102. Coville, Bruce: The Monsters of Morley Manor (review)
  103. Cox, Richard: The God Particle (review)
  104. Craig, Daniel Edward: Murder at Graverly Manor (review)
  105. Craig, Daniel Edward: Murder at Hotel Cinema (review)
  106. Craig, Daniel Edward: Murder at the Universe (review)
  107. Crouch, Blake et al.: Draculas (review)
  108. Crouch, Blake: Desert Places (review)
  109. Crouch, Blake: Locked Doors (review)
  110. Cusk, Rachel: A Life's Work (review)
  111. Darnton, John (ed.): Writers on Writing (review)
  112. Davies, Martin: The Conjurer's Bird (review)
  113. Davis, Anna: Cheet (review)
  114. Deaver, Jeffery et al.: The Chopin Manuscript (review)
  115. Defoe, Gideon: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (review)
  116. Delacorte, Peter: Time on My Hands (review)
  117. Desmond, David: The Misadventures of Oliver Booth (review)
  118. Dicks, Matthew: Something Missing (review)
  119. Dicks, Matthew: Unexpectedly, Milo (review)
  120. Dillard, Annie: The Writing Life (review)
  121. Doctorow, E.L.: Homer & Langley (review)
  122. Doetsch, Richard: The 13th Hour (review)
  123. Dolan, Harry: Bad Things Happen (review)
  124. Donnelly, Deborah: May the Best Man Die (review)
  125. Downing, Michael: Spring Forward (review)
  126. Downs, Tim: Plague Maker (review)
  127. Dudman, Clare: A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees (review)
  128. Dudman, Clare: One Day the Ice Will Reveal All its Dead (review)
  129. Dun, David: The Black Silent (review)
  130. Dunbar, Wylene: My Life with Corpses (review)
  131. Dyer, Geoff: Out of Sheer Rage (review)
  132. E: Shmirsky (review)
  133. East, Rebecca: A.D. 62: Pompeii (review)
  134. Ellis, Rhian: After Life (review)
  135. Enger, Lin: Undiscovered Country (review)
  136. Epstein, Lawrence J.: Mixed Nuts (review)
  137. Evanovich, Janet: One For the Money (review)
  138. Evanovich, Janet: Three to Get Deadly (review)
  139. Evanovich, Janet: Two For the Dough (review)
  140. Evenson, Brian: The Open Curtain (review)
  141. Falco, Edward: Wolf Point (review)
  142. Fasman, Jon: The Geographer's Library (review)
  143. Ferguson, Craig: American On Purpose (review)
  144. Fforde, Jasper: Lost in a Good Book (review)
  145. Filipacchi, Amanda: Love Creeps (review)
  146. Finder, Joseph: Company Man (review)
  147. Finder, Joseph: Killer Instinct (review)
  148. Finder, Joseph: Paranoia (review)
  149. Finder, Joseph: Power Play (review)
  150. Finder, Joseph: Vanished (review)
  151. Finney, Jack: About Time (review)
  152. Finney, Jack: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (review)
  153. Finney, Jack: Marion's Wall (review)
  154. Fitzgerald, Penelope: The Bookshop (review)
  155. Florey, Kitty Burns: Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog (review)
  156. Follett, Ken: Whiteout (review)
  157. Follett, Ken: World Without End (review)
  158. Ford, Jack: The Osiris Alliance (review)
  159. Forsyth, Neil; Castro, Elliot: Other People's Money (review)
  160. Foster, Don: Author Unknown: On the Trail of Anonymous (review)
  161. Fox, Chris: The Devil's Halo (review)
  162. Fraser, Lindsey: Conversations with J.K. Rowling (review)
  163. Frazier, Charles: Cold Mountain (review)
  164. Friedman, Kinky: The Prisoner of Vandam Street (review)
  165. Fry, Stephen: Revenge (review)
  166. Fuchs, Michael Stephen: The Manuscript (review)
  167. Gabbay, Tom: The Berlin Conspiracy (review)
  168. Galloway, Priscilla: The Courtesan's Daughterson (review)
  169. Garcia-Roza, Luiz Alfredo : Pursuit (review)
  170. Garcia-Roza, Luiz Alfredo: A Window in Copacabana (review)
  171. Garg, Anu: Another Word a Day (review)
  172. Geng, Steve: Thick as Thieves (review)
  173. Gerritsen, Tess: Ice Cold (review)
  174. Gerritsen, Tess: The Apprentice (review)
  175. Gerritsen, Tess: The Mephisto Club (review)
  176. Gerritsen, Tess: The Surgeon (review)
  177. Gerritsen, Tess: Vanish (review)
  178. Giorello, Sibella: The Clouds Roll Away (review)
  179. Gladwell, Malcolm: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (review)
  180. Gladwell, Malcolm: The Tipping Point (review)
  181. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu (review)
  182. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop (review)
  183. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants (review)
  184. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk Goes to Germany (review)
  185. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii (review)
  186. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse (review)
  187. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk in Outer Space (review)
  188. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk in Trouble (review)
  189. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out (review)
  190. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk is Miserable (review)
  191. Goldberg, Lee: Mr. Monk On the Road (review)
  192. Goldfarb, Sheldon: Remember, Remember (review)
  193. Golub, Marcia: I'd Rather Be Writing (review)
  194. Goolrick, Robert: A Reliable Wife (review)
  195. Grafton, Sue: "A" is for Alibi (review)
  196. Green, John: An Abundance of Katherines (review)
  197. Greenlaw, Linda: All Fishermen are Liars (review)
  198. Greenlaw, Linda: Fisherman's Bend (review)
  199. Greenlaw, Linda: Slipknot (review)
  200. Grene, David: Of Farming & Classics (review)
  201. Grey, Christopher: Leonardo's Shadow (review)
  202. Griesemer, John: Signal and Noise (review)
  203. Grimes, Martha: Foul Matter (review)
  204. Grimwood, Ken: Replay (review)
  205. Grossman, Lev: Codex (review)
  206. Guest, Judith: The Tarnished Eye (review)
  207. Guilfoile, Kevin: Cast of Shadows (review)
  208. Haddon, Mark: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (review)
  209. Haines, Lise: Small Acts of Sex and Electricity (review)
  210. Hall, Meredith: Without a Map (review)
  211. Hall, Parnell: A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (review)
  212. Hall, Parnell: A Puzzle in a Pear Tree (review)
  213. Hall, Parnell: Last Puzzle & Testament (review)
  214. Hall, Parnell: Puzzled to Death (review)
  215. Hallman, J.C.: In Utopia (review)
  216. Hallman, J.C.: The Chess Artist (review)
  217. Hamden Historical Society: Hamden (Images of America) (review)
  218. Harris, Bob: Prisoner of Trebekistan (review)
  219. Harris, Joanne: Gentlemen & Players (review)
  220. Harris, Sam: Letter to a Christian Nation (review)
  221. Hauser, Melanie Lynne: Confessions of Super Mom (review)
  222. Hauser, Melanie Lynne: Super Mom Saves the World (review)
  223. Headley, Jason: Small Town Odds (review)
  224. Heath, Chip and Dan: Switch (review)
  225. Hellmann, Libby Fischer: An Eye for Murder (review)
  226. Hemmings, Kaui Hart: The Descendants (review)
  227. Herbert, Brian: Dreamer of Dune (review)
  228. Highsmith, Patricia: Deep Water (review)
  229. Hilderbrand, Elin: The Love Season (review)
  230. Hill, Brian; Power, Dee: The Making of a Bestseller (review)
  231. Hill, Joe: Horns (review)
  232. Hocking, Ian: Déjà Vu (review)
  233. Hoffman, Paul: Wings of Madness (review)
  234. Holden, Wendy: The Wives of Bath (review)
  235. Holland, Barbara: Bingo Night at the Fire Hall (review)
  236. Hornby, Nick: The Polysyllabic Spree (review)
  237. Horowitz, Anthony: Stormbreaker (review)
  238. Hudler, Ad: Man of the House (review)
  239. Huler, Scott: No-Man's Land (review)
  240. Hunter, Kate: The Dream Sequence (review)
  241. Hurley, King: The Interview (review)
  242. Iles, Greg: 24 Hours (review)
  243. Iles, Greg: Mortal Fear (review)
  244. Iles, Greg: Sleep No More (review)
  245. Iles, Greg: The Quiet Game (review)
  246. Isaacs, Susan: Past Perfect (review)
  247. Iyengar, Sheena: The Art of Choosing (review)
  248. Jager, Eric: The Last Duel (review)
  249. James, Dean: Baked to Death (review)
  250. James, Dean: Decorated to Death (review)
  251. James, Dean: Faked to Death (review)
  252. James, Dean: Posted to Death (review)
  253. James, Emmett: Admit One (review)
  254. Jamison, Dirk: Perishable (review)
  255. Javitt, Jonathan: Capitol Reflections (review)
  256. Jinks, Catherine: Evil Genius (review)
  257. Johnson, Marilyn: The Dead Beat (review)
  258. Jordan, Pete: Dishwasher (review)
  259. Judson, Daniel: The Violet Hour (review)
  260. Judson, Daniel: Voyeur (review)
  261. Junger, Sebastian: A Death in Belmont (review)
  262. Kabak, Carrie: Cover the Butter (review)
  263. Kandel, Susan: I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (review)
  264. Katz, Nikki: Zen and the Art of Crossword Puzzles (review)
  265. Kellerman, Jesse: Trouble (review)
  266. Kennedy, Shane: Highbinders (review)
  267. Kenner, Julie: Carpe Demon (review)
  268. Kersten, Jason: Journal of the Dead (review)
  269. Kilborn, Jack; Crouch, Blake: Serial (review)
  270. King, Laurie R.: Keeping Watch (review)
  271. Kirn, Walter: The Unbinding (review)
  272. Klima, Jeff: The Dead Janitors Club (review)
  273. Kluge, P.F.: Gone Tomorrow (review)
  274. Klugman, Jack: Tony and Me (review)
  275. Knight, Rachelle Rogers: Read, Remember, Recommend (review)
  276. Kogler, Jennifer Anne: The Otherworldies (review)
  277. Kogon, Stephen: Max Mooth--Cyber Sleuth and the Case of the Zombie Virus (review)
  278. Koontz, Dean: The Husband (review)
  279. Kroese, Robert: Mercury Falls (review)
  280. Labriola, Jerry: The Strange Death of Napoleon Bonaparte (review)
  281. Landy, Derek: Skulduggery Pleasant (review)
  282. Lanyon, Josh: The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks (review)
  283. Lanyon, Josh: The Hell You Say (review)
  284. Larsen, Deborah: The Tulip and the Pope (review)
  285. Larsen, Ward: The Perfect Assassin (review)
  286. Larson, Erik: The Devil in the White City (review)
  287. Laurie, Hugh: The Gun Seller (review)
  288. Lavin, Audrey: Eloquent Blood (review)
  289. Lee, Terence: Time Camera (review)
  290. Lehane, Dennis: Shutter Island (review)
  291. Leighton, Ralph: Tuva or Bust! Richard Feynman's Last Journey (review)
  292. Leiknes, Elizabeth: The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns (review)
  293. Leith, William: The Hungry Years (review)
  294. LePore, James: A World I Never Made (review)
  295. Lerner, Eric: Pinkerton's Secret (review)
  296. Leveen, Steve: The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life (review)
  297. Levine, Judith: Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping (review)
  298. Levine, Paul: Deep Blue Alibi (review)
  299. Levine, Paul: Illegal (review)
  300. Levine, Paul: Kill All the Lawyers (review)
  301. Levine, Paul: Solomon vs. Lord (review)
  302. Levine, Paul: To Speak for the Dead (review)
  303. Levine, Paul: Trial & Error (review)
  304. Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.: Freakonomics (review)
  305. Lewycka, Marina: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (review)
  306. Lileks, James: Mommy Knows Worst (review)
  307. Lindley, David: Degrees Kelvin (review)
  308. Lindstrom, Martin: Buyology (review)
  309. Liparulo, Robert: Comes a Horseman (review)
  310. Lisick, Beth: Helping Me Help Myself (review)
  311. Long, Jeff: The Wall (review)
  312. Luxenberg, Steve: Annie's Ghosts (review)
  313. Lynch, Thomas: The Undertaking (review)
  314. Lynds, Gayle: Masquerade (review)
  315. Mackesy, Serena: Hold My Hand (review)
  316. MacLeish, Roderick: The Man who Wasn't There (review)
  317. Madigan, Tim: I'm Proud of You (review)
  318. Madison, Jillian, Damn You, Autocorrect! (review)
  319. Magee, Doug: Never Wave Goodbye (review)
  320. Maleeny, Tim: Stealing the Dragon (review)
  321. Malliet, G.M. Death of a Cozy Writer (review)
  322. Malliet, G.M.: Death and the Lit Chick (review)
  323. Malloy, Mary: The Wandering Heart (review)
  324. Malouf, David: Ransom (review)
  325. Marcus, James: Amazonia (review)
  326. Marks, John: Fangland (review)
  327. Marks, Marsha: Flying by the Seat of My Pants (review)
  328. Mars, Julie: Anybody Any Minute (review)
  329. Martin, Steve: Born Standing Up (review)
  330. Martin, Steve: The Pleasure of My Company (review)
  331. Martínez, Guillermo: The Oxford Murders (review)
  332. Marx, Groucho: Memoirs of a Mangy Lover (review)
  333. Mason, Bill: Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief (review)
  334. Mathews, Harry: My Life in CIA (review)
  335. Matloff, Judith: Home Girl (review)
  336. Maugham, W. Somerset: The Hero (review)
  337. Maxwell, William: So Long, See You Tomorrow (review)
  338. May, Jane: Hooked (review)
  339. McCall Smith, Alexander: At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances (review)
  340. McCall Smith, Alexander: Blue Shoes and Happiness (review)
  341. McCall Smith, Alexander: La's Orchestra Saves the World (review)
  342. McCall Smith, Alexander: Morality for Beautiful Girls (review)
  343. McCall Smith, Alexander: Portuguese Irregular Verbs (review)
  344. McCall Smith, Alexander: Tears of the Giraffe (review)
  345. McCall Smith, Alexander: The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (review)
  346. McCall Smith, Alexander: The Miracle at Speedy Motors (review)
  347. McCall Smith, Alexander: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (review)
  348. McDermid, Val: The Distant Echo (review)
  349. McDermid, Val: The Torment of Others (review)
  350. McDonald, Joe: Lotto (review)
  351. McMullan, Kate: Have a Hot Time, Hades! (review)
  352. McNair, Cici: Detectives Don't Wear Seat Belts (review)
  353. McNicholl, Damian: A Son Called Gabriel (review)
  354. Melikan, Rose: The Blackstone Key (review)
  355. Melikan, Rose: The Counterfeit Guest (review)
  356. Meltzer, Brad: The Book of Fate (review)
  357. Mewshaw, Michael: If You Could See Me Now (review)
  358. Meyer, Stephenie: Breaking Dawn (review)
  359. Meyer, Stephenie: Eclipse (review)
  360. Meyer, Stephenie: New Moon (review)
  361. Meyer, Stephenie: Twilight (review)
  362. Miller, Adrienne: The Coast of Akron (review)
  363. Millington, Mil: A Certain Chemistry (review)
  364. Millington, Mil: Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About (review)
  365. Mills, Kyle: Darkness Falls (review)
  366. Mills, Kyle: Lords of Corruption (review)
  367. Mina, Denise: Deception (review)
  368. Moore, Antony: The Swap (review)
  369. Moore, Bob: Don't Call Me a Crook! (review)
  370. Moore, Christopher: Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story (review)
  371. Moore, Christopher: Practical Demonkeeping (review)
  372. Moran, Lindsay: Blowing My Cover (review)
  373. Morris, Bob: Assisted Loving (review)
  374. Morrison, Boyd: The Ark (review)
  375. Mulroy, David: The War Against Grammar (review)
  376. Murray, Paul: An Evening of Long Goodbyes (review)
  377. Myers, Tamar: The Witch Doctor's Wife (review)
  378. Napier, Bill: Splintered Icon (review)
  379. Nelson, Maggie: The Red Parts (review)
  380. Nelson, Sara: So Many Books, So Little Time (review)
  381. Neuschatz, Joseph J.: TerrO.R. (review)
  382. Newhart, Bob: I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This (review)
  383. Nichols, Judy: Caviar Dreams (review)
  384. Nichols, Judy: Tree Huggers (review)
  385. Nicholson, Scott: Speed Dating with the Dead (review)
  386. Nicholson, Scott: The Skull Ring (review)
  387. Niesslein, Jennifer: Practically Perfect in Every Way (review)
  388. Niffenegger, Audrey: The Time Traveler's Wife (review)
  389. Niles, Kate: The Book of John (review)
  390. Nixon, Joan Lowery: A Deadly Game of Magic (review)
  391. Nohain, Jean: Le Petomane (review)
  392. Noort, Saskia: The Dinner Club (review)
  393. Notaro, Laurie: The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club (review)
  394. Nuzum, Eric: The Dead Travel Fast (review)
  395. O'Connor, Martha: The Bitch Posse (review)
  396. O'Keefe, Dan: The Real Festivus (review)
  397. O'Keefe, Kevin: The Average American (review)
  398. Olson, Karen E.: Dead of the Day (review)
  399. Olson, Karen E.: Sacred Cows (review)
  400. Olson, Karen E.: Secondhand Smoke (review)
  401. Olson, Karen E.: Shot Girl (review)
  402. Olson, Karen E.: The Missing Ink (review)
  403. O'Malley, Christine; Creadon, Patrick: Wordplay (review)
  404. Orlean, Susan: My Kind of Place (review)
  405. Pall, Ellen: Corpse de Ballet (review)
  406. Parkhurst, Carolyn: The Dogs of Babel (review)
  407. Parkinson, Judy: I Before E (Except After C) (review)
  408. Paul, Jim: Catapult: Harry and I Build a Siege Weapon (review)
  409. Pearson, Ridley: Killer Summer (review)
  410. Pearson, Ridley: Killer View (review)
  411. Pearson, Ridley: Killer Weekend (review)
  412. Pedersen, Laura: Beginner's Luck (review)
  413. Pépin, Jacques: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen (review)
  414. Perrotta, Tom: Little Children (review)
  415. Phillips, Marie: Gods Behaving Badly (review)
  416. Pogue, David: The World According to Twitter (review)
  417. Posadas, Carmen: Little Indiscretions (review)
  418. Pouncey, Peter: Rules for Old Men Waiting (review)
  419. Povey, Jeff: The Serial Killers Club (review)
  420. Prerau, David: Seize the Daylight (review)
  421. Price, Jill: The Woman Who Can't Forget (review)
  422. Priest, Jack: Gecko (review)
  423. Priest, Jack: Night Witch (review)
  424. Prose, Francine: Reading Like a Writer (review)
  425. Rabasa, George: The Wonder Singer (review)
  426. Raffel, Keith: Dot Dead (review)
  427. Rayner, Mark A.: The Amadeus Net (review)
  428. Rehak, Melanie: Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her (review)
  429. Rendell, Ruth: The Water's Lovely (review)
  430. Rhodes, P.J.: Ancient Democracy and Modern Ideology (review)
  431. Richtel, Matt: Hooked (review)
  432. Rimington, Stella: At Risk (review)
  433. Roach, Mary: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (review)
  434. Robinson, Barbara: The Best School Year Ever (review)
  435. Robotham, Michael: Lost (review)
  436. Robotham, Michael: Suspect (review)
  437. Robson, Nancy Taylor: Course of the Waterman (review)
  438. Rose, M.J.: Sheet Music (review)
  439. Rose, M.J.: The Halo Effect (review)
  440. Rose, M.J.: The Reincarnationist (review)
  441. Rotter, Gabe: The Human Bobby (review)
  442. Rowling, J.K.: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (review)
  443. Rubenfeld, Jed: The Interpretation of Murder (review)
  444. Rubin, Courtney: The Weight-Loss Diaries (review)
  445. Ruddick, James: Death at the Priory (review)
  446. Russo, Richard: Bridge of Sighs (review)
  447. Russo, Richard: Nobody's Fool (review)
  448. Russo, Richard: Straight Man (review)
  449. Russo, Richard: That Old Cape Magic (review)
  450. Sagal, Peter: The Book of Vice (review)
  451. Saginor, Jennifer: Playground: A Childhood Lost inside the Playboy Mansion (review)
  452. Sansom, Ian: The Case of the Missing Books (review)
  453. Savage, Sam: Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife (review)
  454. Schaefer, Laura: Man with Farm Seeks Woman with Tractor (review)
  455. Schmidtberger, Paul: Design Flaws of the Human Condition (review)
  456. Schweighardt, Joan: Gudrun's Tapestry (review)
  457. Scottoline, Lisa: Dirty Blonde (review)
  458. Sebold, Alice: The Almost Moon (review)
  459. Selwood, Jonathan: The Pinball Theory of Apocalypse (review)
  460. Senna, Danzy: Symptomatic (review)
  461. Setterfield, Diane: The Thirteenth Tale (review)
  462. Seuss, Dr.: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (review)
  463. Shachtman, Tom: Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish (review)
  464. Shapiro, Rochelle Jewel: Miriam the Medium (review)
  465. Sharratt, Mary: Daughters of the Witching Hill (review)
  466. Sharratt, Mary: The Real Minerva (review)
  467. Sharratt, Mary: The Vanishing Point (review)
  468. Shawn, Allen: Wish I Could Be There (review)
  469. Shlian, Deborah; Reid, Linda: Dead Air (review)
  470. Sholes, Lynn; Moore, Joe: The 731 Legacy (review)
  471. Sholes, Lynn; Moore, Joe: The Grail Conspiracy (review)
  472. Sholes, Lynn; Moore, Joe: The Hades Project (review)
  473. Sholes, Lynn; Moore, Joe: The Last Secret (review)
  474. Shors, John: Beneath a Marble Sky (review)
  475. Shors, John: Beside a Burning Sea (review)
  476. Shors, John: Dragon House (review)
  477. Silbert, Leslie: The Intelligencer (review)
  478. Skolkin-Smith: Leora: Edges: O Israel, O Palestine (review)
  479. Smiley, Patricia: Cover Your Assets (review)
  480. Smith, Mary-Ann Tirone: Girls of Tender Age (review)
  481. Smith, Scott: A Simple Plan (review)
  482. Smith, Scott: The Ruins (review)
  483. Snicket, Lemony: The End (review)
  484. Snicket, Lemony: The Grim Grotto (review)
  485. Snicket, Lemony: The Penultimate Peril (review)
  486. Snicket, Lemony: The Slippery Slope (review)
  487. Somoza, José Carlos: Zig Zag (review)
  488. Spark, Muriel: The Finishing School (review)
  489. Spencer, Scott: Men in Black (review)
  490. St. John Mandel, Emily: Last Night in Montreal (review)
  491. St. John Mandel, Emily: The Singer's Gun (review)
  492. Stark, Richard: Ask the Parrot (review)
  493. Stark, Richard: Nobody Runs Forever (review)
  494. Stark, Richard: The Hunter (review)
  495. Stevens, Chevy: Still Missing (review)
  496. Storr, Will: Will Storr vs. the Supernatural (review)
  497. Stout, Martha: The Sociopath Next Door (review)
  498. Straub, Peter: lost boy lost girl (review)
  499. Strauss, Alix: Have I Got a Guy For You (review)
  500. Sullivan, Robert: Rats (review)
  501. Sussman, Paul: The Lost Army of Cambyses (review)
  502. Tarloff, Erik: The Man who Wrote the Book (review)
  503. Taylor, Richard: Stones Skipping on Water (review)
  504. Taylor, Sam: The Amnesiac (review)
  505. Terrell, Heather: The Map Thief (review)
  506. Thomas, Chris: Journo's Diary (review)
  507. Thomas, Will: The Black Hand (review)
  508. Thomson, Rupert: Death of a Murderer (review)
  509. Thornton, Rosy: Crossed Wires (review)
  510. Torgovnick, Kate: Cheer! (review)
  511. Toussaint, Jean-Philippe: Television (review)
  512. Traig, Jennifer: Well Enough Alone (review)
  513. Travers, P.L.: Mary Poppins (review)
  514. Trillin, Calvin: About Alice (review)
  515. Troost, J. Maarten: Getting Stoned with Savages (review)
  516. Troost, J. Maarten: The Sex Lives of Cannibals (review)
  517. Truss, Lynne: Eats, Shoots & Leaves (review)
  518. Truss, Lynne: Talk to the Hand (review)
  519. Twain, Mark: A Murder, A Mystery, and a Marriage (review)
  520. Unsworth, Barry: The Songs of the Kings (review)
  521. Urbina, Ian: Life's Little Annoyances (review)
  522. Verissimo, Luis Fernando: Borges and the Eternal Orangutans (review)
  523. Vowell, Sarah: Assassination Vacation (review)
  524. Walker, Gabrielle: An Ocean of Air (review)
  525. Walters, Minette: The Echo (review)
  526. Ward, Giles: 100 Ways to Improve the World (review)
  527. Waugh, Evelyn: The Loved One (review)
  528. Weber, Katharine: Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear (review)
  529. Weber, Katharine: The Little Women (review)
  530. Weber, Katharine: The Music Lesson (review)
  531. Weiner, Eric: The Geography of Bliss (review)
  532. Wells, H.G.: The Time Machine (review)
  533. Wells, Melanie: When the Day of Evil Comes (review)
  534. West, C.J.: Sin & Vengeance (review)
  535. White, E.B.: The Trumpet of the Swan (review)
  536. White, Kate: Hush (review)
  537. Williams, Rose: The Labors of Aeneas (review)
  538. Wilson, D.L.: Unholy Grail (review)
  539. Winchester, Simon: The Map that Changed the World (review)
  540. Winspear, Jacqueline: Among the Mad (review)
  541. Winspear, Jacqueline: An Incomplete Revenge (review)
  542. Winspear, Jacqueline: Maisie Dobbs (review)
  543. Winspear, Jacqueline: Pardonable Lies (review)
  544. Wolitzer, Meg: Surrender, Dorothy (review)
  545. Wolitzer, Meg: The Ten-Year Nap (review)
  546. Wolitzer, Meg: The Wife (review)
  547. Wolstencroft, David: Good News, Bad News (review)
  548. Worrall, Simon: The Poet and the Murderer (review)
  549. York, Dick: The Seesaw Girl and Me (review)
  550. York, Lynn: The Piano Teacher (review)
  551. Zevin, Gabrielle: Elsewhere (review)




Well, I've read at least two...:-)


Amazing! I've read a few. Is this list manually compiled or does it come off your database at the touch of a button?!


Clare: Two of the best ones on the list, as it happens!

Maxine: Hello! Definitely not manually compiled. I created a template in TypePad which pulled just the title and permalink of my posts at, then weeded out the posts--there aren't many--that weren't reviews. The only complication is that Typepad will only give you your last 100 posts in that way, so you have to go in and change your template so it will call up the 100 before that, and so on, using the "offset" tag, or whatever they call it.


Good to know, Debra, and as I suspected! I have moved off Typepad now and onto Wordpress, which I vastly prefer, so could not even begin to emulate your feat!


I've had to deal with Wordpress a bit for work, and I don't like it. I just don't feel comfortable. In the world of Typepad I feel like I know how to manipulate the templates reasonably well.


This is great. I have read atleast 100 books from list which suggests that our choice match. Which in turn suggest that if I read remaining books I will like them too. ;) see how I did that :P. Any ways I am always looking for books that I will like and frankly after reading this list I feel like a child who found a big jar of candies ..... Thx a lot.


Wow, thanks Manoj! I'm amazed that we overlap on so many!

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About the blogger: Debra is the mother of two preternaturally attractive girls and the author of a number of books about ancient Greece, including Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History. She writes and blogs from her subterranean lair in North Haven, CT. Read more.

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