2011 Fiction Read

Updated Feb 1, 2012

yep, I finished off 2011 strong.  In the last two weeks of the year, I read Connelly’s The Last Coyote and Trunk Music, both Harry Bosch novels.  And read David Ignatius’s Agents of Innocence–can’t remember where I heard about this author.  Was a decent read.  Made good progress in Caro’s massive Master of the Senate.

After reading Black Ice by Connelly earlier in the year, this month I went back and read the first Harry Bosch book, The Black Echo and last night finished The Concrete Blond.  Expect that with a few extra days off I will finish The Last Coyote and perhaps one more this year.

Already Gone by John Rector–read this after borrowing it from Amazon Prime.  I enjoyed it although the ending left me cold.  Detective genre–some nice twists and turns.  Thought I had it figured it out and then realized I had not.

Angle of Investigation by Michael Connelly Three short stories that made me want to read more Connelly and remember how much I missed Harry Bosch.

In 2011, I discovered a number of new authors–Robert Dugoni and Simon Kernick (his books took place in the Philippines so they were fun to read) plus back to some old favorites, Dean Koontz, Baldacci, John Grisham and Michael Crichton.  Read several Michael Connelly and I don’t remember reading him previously. Enjoyed a couple of hot series: beginning with the end of 2010–the Hunger Games series by Suzanne, Stieg Larrson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series and Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series (Redbreast, Nemesis, Devil’s etc). Also read a couple of Jeff Lindsay “Dexter” books after watching the tv show.  Two stand alone favorites:  Doc–a novel about Doc Holiday by Mary Russell and The Hangman’s Daughter by Pötzsch. Surprise book of the year: Hugh Laurie’s (from the tv show House) The Gun Seller.

Pretty much in order of most recent reads

  1. Prey by Michael Crichton
  2. The Lieutenants
  3. The Hangman’s Daughter
  4. Lightning
  5. The Brass Verdict:
  6. The Black Ice
  7. The Last 10 Seconds
  8. Payback
  9. Doc: A Novel
  10. A Conflict of Interest
  11. The Jury Master
  12. Damage Control
  13. Injustice For All
  14. Trust No One
  15.  Murder One
  16. Dearly Devoted Dexter: A
  17. The Snowman
  18. The Devil’s Star
  19. Nemesis
  20. The Redbreast
  21. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  22. The Girl Who Played with Fire
  23. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  24. Hell’s Corner
  25. The Bone Thief:
  26. Bones of Betrayal
  27. Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  28. KILLER
  29. The Confession
  30. What the Night Knows: A Novel
  31. Dead or Alive (Jack Ryan)
  32. Echo Park by Michael Connelly
  33. The Gun Seller Laurie, Hugh
  1. katy
    February 1, 2012 at 12:14 am

    your welcome for “the gun seller” dad. 🙂 I still havent finished it and need to. oh, and also the girl with the dragon tattoo- though via your suggestion I read the Hunger Games. may check out Michael Connelly. Still want to read Jo Nesbo- but he isnt available via Amazon Prime lending or the library.

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