Saturday, January 4, 2020

Adult books read in 2019

In addition to the previous Children's books, I've read these adult books in 2019

Allingham, Margery.  The Tiger in the Smoke. The 14th Albert Campion Mystery. NY:
             Doubleday, 1952.  (old fashioned British mystery)
Beverley Jo.  Devilish. NY: Signet/ Penguin, 2000. 
   (I’m re-reading her Malloren series, from last to first.)
    ….     Secrets of the Night. NY: Signet/ Penguin, 1999.
    ….     Something Wicked. NY: Signet/ Penguin, 1997.
    ….     Tempting Fortune. NY: Signet/ Penguin, 1995.
    ….     My Lady Notorious(The first Malloren book)   NY:  Signet/ Penguin, 1993.
    ….     Winter Fire.  (Malloren)  NY: Signet; New American Library, 2003.
    ….     A most unsuitable man.  (Malloren)  NY: Signet; New American Library, 2005.
    ….     A Lady’s Secret.  (Malloren- three friends)  NY: Signet; New American Library, 2008.
    ….     The Secret Wedding.   (Malloren- three friends)  NY: Signet; New American Library,
    ….     The Secret Duke. (Malloren-three friends)  NY: Signet; New American Library, 2010.
    ….     An Unlikely Countess. (a novel of the Malloren World) NY: Signet; New American
             Library, 2011.
    ….     Seduction in Silk (a novel of the Malloren World) NY: Signet; New American Library,
(and her Rogues series)
    ….     An Arranged Marriage (Company of Rogues – 1) NY: Zebra/ Kensington, 1991.
                        (The beginning of another series. This time I’m reading them first to last.)
    ….     An Unwilling Bride(Company of Rogues – 2) NY: Zebra/ Kensington, 1992.
    ….     Christmas Angel(Company of Rogues – 3) NY: Zebra/ Kensington, 1992.
    ….     Three Heroes.  (Company of Rogues – collection) NY: New American Library, 2004.
            Containing – The Demon’s Mistress
                        The Dragon’s Bride (Company of Rogues – 6)
                        The Devil’s Heiress. (Company of Rogues – 7)
    ….     Forbidden.  (Company of Rogues – 4) NY: Zebra books/ Kensington, 1994.
    ….     Dangerous Joy.  (Company of Rogues – 5) NY: Zebra books/ Kensington, 1995.
    ….     Skylark. (Company of Rogues – 10)  NY: New American Library, 2004.
    ….     To rescue a rogue  (Company of Rogues – 12)  NY: New American Library, 2006.
    ….     Lady Beware (Company of Rogues 13 – sequel to To Rescue a Rogue)  NY: New
             American Library, 2007.
    ….     The Rogue’s Return(Company of Rogues – 11  NY: New American Library, 2006.
    ….     Hazard. (Company of Rogues – 8 ) NY: New American Library, 2002.
    ….     St. Raven(Company of Rogues – 9)  NY: Signet; New American Library, 2003.
    ….     A Shocking Delight(Company of Rogues – 14) NY:  Signet; New American Library,
    ….     The Viscount needs a wife(Company of Rogues – 16)   NY:  Signet; New American
             Library,  2016.
    ….     Merely a Marriage(Company of Rogues – 17) NY:  Signet; New American Library,
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Cordella’s Honor. NY:  Baen, 1996.  (Includes two novels – Shards of
             Honor plus Barrayar -  and one short story,  plus an author’s Afterword which
             describes various versions of the two novels.)  
    ….     Young Miles.  NY:  Baen, 1996.   (Includes two noveles – The Warrior’s apprentice and
             The Vor game. Plus a short story – The Mountains of mourning and an author’s 
    …     Cetaganda. NY: Baen, 1996.
    ….     Borders of Infinity. Framingham, MA: The NESFA Press, 1989, 2007.  
            (A collection of three stories published by a Science Fiction group bound 
            together by Miles recollecting them while in a hospital recovering from 
            having his arm bones replaced. Includes The mountains of mourningLabyrinth, and
             The Borders of Infinity.)
    ….     Brothers in Arms. NY: Baen Books, 1989.
    ….     Mirror Dance.  NY:  Baen Books, 1994.
Deveraux, Jude. A willing murder, a Medlar mystery. NY: Mira, 2018.
            (although many of her romance books also include a mystery, it looks like she’s now
 writing true mysteries with a touch of romance, but no sex. Nicely done.)  
    ….     A Justified Murder, a Medlar mystery. NY: Mira, 2019.
    ….     Met Her Match.  (Summer Hill) NY:  Mira, 2019.
Kerstan, Lynn. Marry in Haste and Francesca’s Rake. NY: Signet, 2005. (double novel)
Kwan, Kevin.  Crazy Rich Asians, a novel.  NY: Random House, 2013.  (movie made of this)
    ….     China Rich Girlfriend, a novel. (2) NY: Random House, 2016. 
    ….     Rich People Problems, a novel. (3) NY:  Doubleday/Penguin Random House, 2017. 
Lackey, Mercedes.                   
    ….     Beauty and the Werewolf. NY: Luna/ Harlequin, 2011.
    ….     The Bartered Brides.  NY: Daw Books, 2018.
                        Collegium Chronicles list of books
    ….     Foundation, a Novel of Valdemar (book 1).  NY:  Daw Books, 2008.
    ….     Intrigues. Volume 2 of the Collegium Chronicles, a Novel of Valdemar. NY:  
            Daw Books, 2010.
    ….     Changes. Volume 3 of the Collegium Chronicles, a Novel of Valdemar. NY:  
            Daw Books, 2011.
    ….     Redoubt. Volume 4 of the Collegium Chronicles, a Novel of Valdemar. NY:  
            Daw Books, 2012.
    ….     Bastion.  Volume 5 of the Collegium Chronicles, a Novel of Valdemar. NY:  
            Daw Books, 2013.
    ….     Closer to Home. Book 1 of the Herald Spy.  NY:  Daw Books, 2014.
    ….     Closer to the Heart. Book 2 of the Herald Spy.  NY:  Daw Books, 2015.
    ….     Closer to the Chest.  Book 3 of the Herald Spy.  NY:  Daw Books, 2016.
    ….     The Hills Have Spies, Book one of Family Spies, a novel of Valdemar.  NY: Daw
             Books, 2018. 
            (continuation of the adventures of Herald Mags in Valdemar except this series will 
            feature his children.  Book one = Perry.  Too bad the jacket copy talks about an 
            entirely different story with an entirely different child’s name – not one of the three 
            mentioned in this story. Mercedes says, “P.s. if you own a copy with this mistake 
            keep it, it’ll be valuable some day.”) (unfortunately for me- this is a library book)
    ….     Eye Spy. Book two of Family Spies, a novel of Valdemar.  NY: Daw Books, 2019.  
                        (Diana Tregarde books)
    ….     Burning  Water. NY:  Tor Books, 1989.
    ….     Children of the Night.  NY:  Tor Books, 1990.
    ….     Jinx High.  NY:  Tor Books, 1991.
    ….     Sacred Ground.  NY:  Tom Doherty Associates Book, 1994.
Lipman, Laura. Lady in the Lake, a novel. NY: HarperCollins, 2019.  
            (Baltimore author using many Baltimore settings, most of which I remember.)
Novik, Naomi.  Spinning Silver. NY: Del Ray, 2018. 
(Uses multiple folk tale and Greek motifs.)
    ….     Uprooted. NY: Del Ray, 2015.
O’Brian, Patrick.  Master and commander.  NY: WW Norton &Co., 1970.
            (I was disappointed at how poorly it was written.  Kept getting confused as to 
            whose head were were in now.)
Quick, Amanda. The other lady vanishes. NY: Jove/ Berkley/ Penquin Random House, 2018.
                                    Beyond the Bridgerton family stories by Quinn
Quinn, Julia. Just like heaven. NY: Avon/ HarperCollins, 2011.
    ….     A Night like this.  NY: Avon/ HarperCollins, 2012.
    ….     The Sum of all kisses. NY: Avon/ HarperCollins, 2013.
    ….     Because of Miss Bridgerton.  NY: Avon/ HarperCollins, 2016.
    ….     The girl with the make-believe husband. NY: Avon/ HarperCollins, 2017.
    ….     The Other Miss Bridgerton. NY: Avon/ HarperCollins, 2018.
Smith, Alexander McCall.  The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.  NY:  Random House, 1998.
    ….     Tears of the GiraffeThe No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.   NY: Random House, 2000.
    ….     Morality for Beautiful GirlsThe No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.  NY:  Random House, 
    ….     The Kalahari typing school for men. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.  NY:  Random
 House, 2002.
    ….     The colors of all the cattleThe No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.  NY:  Pantheon Books/
 Penguin Random House, 2018.
Taylor, Jodi.  Just one damned thing after another – the Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 1.  
            NY: Night Shade books, 2013.  (Time Travel !) 
    ….     A symphony of echoes - the Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 2.  NY: Night Shade books,
    ….     A second chance - the Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 3.  NY: Night Shade books,
    ….     A trail through time - the Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 4.  NY: Night Shade books,
    ….     No time like the past - the Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 5.  NY: Night Shade books,
    ….     What could possibly go wrong? - the Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 6.  NY: Night Shade 
            books, 2017.  
    ….     Lies, damned lies, and History  - the Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 7.  NY: Night Shade 
            books, 2017.  
   ….      And the rest is history - - the Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 8.  NY: Night Shade 
            books, 2017.  
    ….     The long and short of it – Stories from the Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 8.  
            NY: Night Shade books, 2017.   
            (This one is short stories that fill out and extend the tales in her books.)
    ….     Taylor, Jodi.  An argumentation of historians - the Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 9.
.  NY: Night Shade books, 2017.  
Yolen, Jane. How to fracture a fairy tale.  San Francisco: Tachyon, 2018.
            (a collection of previously published tales and poems)
Winspear, Jacqueline. Maisie Dobbs, a novel. NY:  Soho Press, 2003.
            (female detective, ex- WWI nurse, solves mysteries – this one involving injured soldiers.)


B Andrews.  Andrews, Julie. (with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton) Home Work, a
             memoir of my Hollywood years.  NY: Hachette books, 2019.
B Buttigieg     Buttigieg, Pete. Shortest way home, one mayor’s challenge and a model for
             America’s Future.  NY:  Liveright publishing/ WW Norton, 2019. 
            (Democratic candidate for president 2019 writes about being a mayor and gay)         
B Field            Field, Sally.  In Pieces, a memoir. NY: Grand Central Publishing, 2018. 
B Idle.              Idle, Eric. Always look on the bright side of life, a sortabiography.  NY: Crown 
            Archetype, 2018.  (In case you don’t recognize him – he’s an important part of the
             Monty Python group who wrote and performed in SpamaLot.)
B Israel           Israel, Lee.  Can you ever forgive me?  Memoirs of a Literary forger.  
            NY: Simon & Schuster, 2008.    
B Key  Leepson, Marc. What so proudly we hailed. NY: Macmillan, 2014. 
B Krosoczka   Krosoczka, Jarrett. Hey Kiddo. NY: Graphix/Scholastic, 2018. (drug addict
             mom/ no father/ raised by grandparents/ developed into an artist)
B Mulgrew     Mulgrew, Kate.  Born with Teeth, a memoir.  NY: Little Brown and Company, 
2015.  (Autobiography of the actress who became my favorite Star Trek character, 
Captain Janeway.)
B Mulgrew     Mulgrew, Kate.  How to forget, a daughter’s memoir.  NY: Wiliam Morrow/
             HarperCollins, 2019.   (both death of father and later mother Alzheimer’s, sad) 
B Noah            Noah, Trevor. Born a crime, stories from a South African childhood.  NY:  
            Spiegel & Grau/ Random House, 2016.  
            (childhood adventures of famous nighttime comedian.)
B Obama         Obama, Michelle.  Becoming.  NY:  Crown, 2018. (FLOTUS)
B Rice             Rice, Susan. Tough Love – My story of the things worth fighting for.   
            NY: Simon and Schuster, 2019.  
            (Ambassador to the UN, Assistant Secretary of State,  and Head of National Security)


302.302          McNamee, Roger. Zucked – waking up to the facebook catastrophe
            NY: Penguin Press, 2019. (very repetitive. Must be duplicates of various articles)
362.88             De Becker, Gavin. The Gift of Fear – survival signals that protect us from
             violence.  NY:  Little Brown and company, 1997.
800     Paul, Ann Whitford.  Writing picture books, a hands-on guide from story creation to
             publication.   IL: Writer’s Digest Books, 2018.
808.3  Cron, Lisa.  Story Genius, how to use brain science to go beyond outlining and write
a riveting novel (before you waste three years writing 327 pages that go nowhere) 
 Berkeley, CA:  Ten Speed Press, 2016. 
818.602.   Guisewite, Cathy. Fifty things that aren’t My Fault, essays from the grown-up years.
              NY: G.P. Putnam & sons, 2019.  (The creator of the CATHY comic strip)
909.825    Hoffman, David. The dead hand – the untold story of the cold war arms race and its
 dangerous legacy.  NY:Doubleday, 2009.  (Biological agents as well as nuclear bombs!)
973.933 Leamer, Laurence. Mar-a-Lago, inside the gates of power at Donald Trump’s 
            presidential palace.  NY:  Flatiron books, 2019. 
            (shows that Trump has always been the awful person he has proven himself to be.)
973.933   Reid, Joy-Ann.  The Man who sold America. NY: William Morrow/HarperCollins,
             2019.   (more info about the criminal who is the president.)
973.933   Reilly, Rick.  Commander in Cheat, how golf explains Trump.  NY: Hachette 
            Books, 2019.  (the guy who cheats at golf, cheats at everything else because it’s all 
            about winning and he must be the winner. & his caddies cheat for him, too.)
973.933  Sims, Cliff.  Team of Vipers, my 500 extraordinary days in the Trump white house
 NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2019. (written by a ‘Christian” member of Trump’s first year
 in the White House.  Interesting to see his viewpoint, although he completely
 ignores the appalling things that T said and did that we have video proof of. He 
brags about the speeches and tweets he wrote for T to present and tries to present T as a reasonable person, while admitting that T is NOT reasonable.) 
973.933  Ward, Vicky. Kushner, Inc.  Greed. Ambition. Corruption. – the Extraordinary story of
 Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2019. 
973.933  Wilson, Rick.  Everything Trump touches dies, a Republican strategist gets real
 about the worst president ever.  NY: Free press/ Simon & Schuster, 2018.
(again – it’s a Republican writing about how Trump has failed as a president)

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