2019 What's on my Nightstand







What's on my nightstand


Most of the books on my shelves waiting to be read.  I can't possible read them all and the fun is having choices from the dusty to the new to the virtual too. I'm bound and determined to read through my shelves before buying more in 2019. The only exceptions are new releases by my favorite authors, of course.  My goal is 100 books including at least 12 nonfiction books.

Physical books

  • 77 Shadow Street - Dean Koontz (paranormal thriller)
  • A Night of Long Knives - Rebecca Cantrell (Historical WWII)
  • Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand  (Literary)
  • Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (20th c)
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky - Mark Sullivan (Historical fiction)
  • the Bishop - Steven James (#3 Patrick Bowers)
  • Black Swan Green - David Mitchell (England 1982) 
  • Boneshaker - Cheri Priest (1879 seattle steampunk)
  • Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
  • Broken Prey - John Sandford (#16 Prey Series)
  • Connections in Death - J.D. Robb (#48 in death - rel 2/5/19)
  • the Daughter of Time  - Josephine Tey  (Scotland yard art history)
  • Deep Fathom - James Rollins (underwater thriller)
  • Devlin Diary - Christie Phillips (17th/21st Century England
  • Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino (#1 Galileo International mystery)
  • the Eighth Champion of Christendom - Edith Pargeter (Historical WWII)
  • Far Pavilions - M.M. Kaye  (historical india)
  • the Fifth Season - N.K. Jemison  (fantasy)
  • First Prophet - Kay Hooper (#1 Bishop Files mystery)
  • Flesh and Blood - Jonathan Kellerman (#15 Alex Delaware)
  • The Gathering Storm - Robert Jordan (#12 WOT series) 
  • the Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes - David Handler (#9 Stewart Hoag) 
  • the Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins (Mystery London)
  • Green Mile - Stephen King (Thriller)
  • Hollow Man - Dan Simmons (dark fantasy)
  • Ice Princess - Camilla Lackburg (swedish)
  • In the Shadow of Young Girls - Marcel Proust  (classic)
  • the Innocent - Harlan Coben (Standalone mystery)
  • Intensity - Dean Koontz  (Thriller)
  • Just One Look   Harlan Coben (Standalone mystery)
  • Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami  (Literary Japanese)
  • Knife of Dreams - Robert Jordan (#11 WOT series)
  • Kristin Lavransdatter - Ingrid Unset (Historical fiction - Icelandic) 
  • the Lady of the English - Elizabeth Chadwick  (historical England)
  • the Last Man - Mary Shelley  (Apocalyptic) 
  • Left Hand of Darkness - Ursule Le Guin (Science Fiction)
  • Lost Art of Letter Writing - Menna Van Praag (Literary - Cambridge England)
  • Long Lost - Harlan Coben (#9 Myron Bolitar)
  • Made to Kill - Adam Christopher (Robot detective)
  • Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (Science Fiction
  • Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brian (#1 Aubrey/Maturin - Historical seaworthy)
  • Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore - Matthew Sullivan (Psychological thriller)
  • Murder One - Robert Dugoni  (#4 David Sloane)
  • Must Love Weiners - Casey Griffith (#1 Rescue Dog Romance)
  • Naked Prey - John Sandford (#14 Prey series)
  • Night School - Lee Child (#21 Jack Reacher)
  • No Cure for Love - Peter Robinson (Police Procedural)
  • Oil and Marble - Stephanie Storey (Italy 16th Century)
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Alexander Solzhenitsyn (Russia WWII)
  • Origin - Dan Brown (Suspense - Europe)
  • Promise Me - Harlan Coben (#8 Myron Bolitar) 
  • Promise Not to Tell - Jayne Ann Krentz  (Thriller)
  • Queen Hereafter - Susan Fraser King (11th Century Scotland)
  • the Racketeer - John Grisham  (Legal thriller) 
  • Ready Player One - Ernest Cline (Time Travel)
  • the Red and the Black - Stendhal (historical psychological) 
  • Red Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson (Science Fiction) 
  • Rules of Prey - John Sandford (#1 Prey) 
  • Running Blind - Lee Child (#4 Jack Reacher)
  • Sacred Hearts - Sarah Dunant (Historical 1570 Italy)
  • Second Life - S.J. Watson  (Psychological thriller)
  • Secret Keeper - Kate Morton (England mystery)
  • Secret Prey - John Sandford (#9 Prey Series)
  • Snow Queen - Joan Vinge (Science Fiction)
  • the Source - James Michener  (historical Israel)
  • Storm Cursed - Patricia Briggs (#11 Mercedes Thompson - rel 05/07/19)
  • Street Dreams - Faye Kellerman (#15 Decker & Lazarus) 
  • Taliesin - Stephen Lawhead (#1 Pendragon (Arthurian Science Fiction)
  • Term Limits - Vince Flynn (Thriller)
  • Therapy - Jonathan Kellerman (#18 Alex Delaware)
  • Third Target - Joel Rosenberg (#1 JB Collins - political Thriller)
  • Trail of Lightning - Rebecca Roanhorse (#1 Sixth World - Sci Fi)
  • True Detectives - Jonathan Kellerman (Standalone mystery)
  • the Three Body Problem - Cixin Lui (Science Fiction Chinese)
  • Twelfth Iman - Joel Rosenberg (Political thriller)
  • Venetian Betrayal (#2) - Steve Berry  (mystery multi time denmark to asia)
  • Watchers - Dean Koontz (Suspense)
  • Wild Country - Anne Bishop #2 World of the Others - rel 03/05/19)
  • When Christ and his Saints Slept - Sharon Kay Penman (#1 Plantagenet's - historical)


Virtual Books


  • 11/22/63 - Stephen King (Alternate reality)
  • At Play in the Fields of the Lord - Peter Matthiessen (moral thriller)
  • A Voyage to Arcturus - David Lindsay (Literary science fiction)
  • Bird Box - Josh Mallerman (scary)
  • Blood Fury - J.R. Ward (World of Black Dagger Brotherhood)
  • Book of the Night - Oliver Potzsch (historical)
  • Bullet for a star - Stuart Kominsky   (#1 Toby Peters)
  • Case of the Missing Servant -Tarquin Hall (#1 Vish Puri - Delhi) 
  • Chalk Circle Man - Fred Vargas   (#1 Adamsberg) 
  • Cocaine Blues - Kerry Greenwood   (#1 Phryne Fisher) 
  • Cone Gatherers - Robin Jenkins (Literary - Scotland) 
  • Death at Bishops Keep - Robin Paige (#1 Victorian Mystery)
  • Death at La Fenice - Donna Leon (#1 Brunetti) Detective
  • December 6 - Martin Cruz Smith (WWII Tokyo)
  • Diamond Fire - Illona Andrews (Paranormal)
  • Dragon in the Earth - Judith Tarr (Paranormal)
  • Far North -Michael Ridpath (Iceland thriller)
  • Friday the Rabbi Slept Late  - Harry Kemelman  (#1 Rabbi Small) 
  • Gap of Time - Jeanette Winterson (Modern shakespeare retelling)
  • Gorky Park - Martin Cruz Smith (Arkady Renko - Russia detective)
  • Great Passage - Shion Miura (literary)
  • Green Mile - Stephen King 
  • Hangman Blind - Cassandra Clark (Historical England 1382)
  • Heat Stroke - Rachel Caine (#2 Weather Wardens - paranormal)
  • His Clockwork Canary - Beth Ciotti (Steampunk)
  • Hunter Hunted - Keri Arthur (Paranormal)
  • the Innocent - David Baldacci - (Thriller)
  • Justice Calling - Annie Bellet (#1 20 Sided Sorceress-Paranormal)
  • Kill Artist - Daniel Silva  - (#1 Gabriel Allon)
  • Killing Floor - Lee Child (#1 Jack Reacher)
  • Killman Creek - Rachel Caine (#2) 
  • Kite Runner -Khaled Hosseini (Afganistan) 
  • Lady of Devices - Shelley Adina (Paranormal)
  • Lanark - Alasdair Gray (Literary - Scotland)
  • Lancashire Witches - William Ainsworth (Historical England)
  • Last Rituals - Yrsa Sigurdasdottir  (thriller Iceland)
  • Last Train to Instanbul - Ayse Kulin (Historical Turkey)
  • Light of the Fireflies - Paul Pen (Mystery)
  • Lilac Girls - Martha Hall Kelly (Literary WWII)
  • Long Road to Mercy - David Baldacci (Mystery)
  • Magic Stars - Ilona Andrews (Paranormal)
  • the Man in the Brown Suit - Agatha Christie 
  • the Man in the Iron Mask - Alexandre Dumas (historical)
  • Memoirs of a Woman Doctor - Nawal El-Saadawi (Middle East literary)
  • Midaq Alley - Naguib Mahfouz  (literary Cairo 1940's)
  • a Morbid Taste for Bones - Ellis Peters 
  • Murder in Belleville - Cara Black (#2 Aimee Leduc France mystery)
  • Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie 
  • Native Son - Richard Wright (1930's Chicago)
  • Nefertiti -  Michele Moran  ---  Historical
  • Ocean Light - Nalini Singh (#2) Reread paranormal
  • Owl and the Japanese Circus - Kristi Charish (Paranormal)
  • Palace Walk - Naguib Mahfouz (#1 Cairo Trilogy)
  • Paradox - A.J. Paquette (Science Fiction)
  • the Princess Bride - William Goldman (classic)
  • Prudence - Gail Carriger (Steampunk)
  • the Queen - Stephen Bishop (#4 Patrick Bowers) * Snow
  • Real Murders - Charlaine Harris  (#1 Aurora Teagarden cozy mystery)
  • a Question of Red - Laksmi Pamuntjak (1960's Indonesia)
  • the Red and the Black - Stendahl  (kindle copy)
  • Red Blood - Emma Hamm (Paranormal)
  • Red Breast - Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole - Scandinavian thriller)
  • Rescue My Heart - Jill Shalvis (#3 Animal Magnetism, romance) 
  • the Road - Cormac McCarthy (Apocalyptic)
  • Roadside Picnic - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Science Fiction)
  • Rumor Has It - Jill Shalvis (#4 Animal Magnetis, romance)
  • Shadowed Blade - J.D. Daniels (#5 Colbana - paranormal)
  • the Shape of Water  - Guillermo del Toro (Sci Fi/Fantasy)
  • the Sign of the Four  - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  (#2 Sherlock Holmes) 
  • Silver Silence - Nalini Singh (#2 Paranormal)
  • the Sleeping Dictionary - Sujata Massey (1930's calcutta)
  • Sparkling Cyanide - Agatha Christie (mystery)
  • Still Waters - Viveca Sten (#1Thomas Andreasson, sweden thriller)
  • Stinger - Robert McCammon (Science Fiction)
  • The Monk - Mathew G. Lewis (Gothic)
  • The Weaver Takes a Wife - Sheri Cobb Smith  (Regency)
  • The Weight of Ink - Rachel Kadish (1660's London)
  • The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (Gothic)
  • This Side of Murder - Anna Lee Huber (#1 Verity Kent)
  • Wife of the Gods  - Kwei Quartey  (#1 Darko Dawson)
  • Willows of Fate - Susanna Linton  (Fantasy)
  • Winter Garden - Kristin Hannah (Contemporary)
  • Under the Net - Iris Murdoch   (Victorian)
  • The Yankee Must Die - T.E. MacArthur  (1883 Fantasy)


Non Fiction 




  • Benedict Option - Rod Dreher
  • Best American Essays - Joyce Carol Oates
  • Cat Who Came for Christmas - Cleveland Armory (biographical)
  • Cleopatra - Stacy Schiff (Ancients biography)
  • Dreams and Images: Anthology of Catholic Poets - Joyce Kilmer
  • In Defense of Liberal Education - Fareed Zakaria
  • In the Heart of the Sea - Nathaniel Philbrick  (1820's sea history)
  • Lemon Tree - Sandy Tolan (Middle East Memoir)
  • Memoirs of a Medieval Woman: Margery Kempe - Louise Collins
  • On Writing - Stephen King 
  • Purgatorio - Dante 
  • Quiet - Susan Cane
  • View from the Cheap Seats - Neal Gaiman



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